The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 38 43 33
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 275 216 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.58% 4.88% 6.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 17.47% 14.69% 16.49%
Number of salaries quoted 254 193 263
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,400 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
SQL Server 2008
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1574 1470 1819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.95% 33.24% 38.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1416 1240 1585
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,400 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the West Midlands region.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +7 95 £36,500 -2.66% 8
Staffordshire +5 50 £40,000 +23.07% 6
Warwickshire -7 33 £37,500 -7.40% 6
Coventry -17 18 £42,500 +30.76% 3
Worcestershire +5 15 £34,000 -15.00% 4
Walsall +6 13 £38,500 -23.00% 1
Shropshire -3 7 £32,500 -18.75%
Wolverhampton - 7 £32,500 - 3
Solihull +3 3 £37,500 +30.43% 1
West Bromwich +4 1 £42,500 -
Dudley -1 1 £30,000 -16.66%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £40,000 - 1
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008.

1 556 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 367 (66.01%) SQL
3 277 (49.82%) .NET
4 260 (46.76%) Microsoft
5 234 (42.09%) C#
6 198 (35.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 195 (35.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 189 (33.99%) Windows
9 185 (33.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 175 (31.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 170 (30.58%) T-SQL
12 165 (29.68%) ASP.NET
13 155 (27.88%) JavaScript
14 149 (26.80%) HTML
15 140 (25.18%) CSS
16 136 (24.46%) MVC
17 134 (24.10%) .NET Framework
18 118 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
19 110 (19.78%) MS Excel
20 109 (19.60%) Business Intelligence
21 108 (19.42%) jQuery
22 98 (17.63%) Visual Studio
23 94 (16.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 91 (16.37%) Relational Database
25 88 (15.83%) Ajax
26 87 (15.65%) Windows Server 2008
27 85 (15.29%) OO
28 83 (14.93%) SharePoint
29 70 (12.59%) VMware
29 70 (12.59%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 83 (14.93%) SharePoint
2 64 (11.51%) IIS
3 60 (10.79%) MS Exchange
4 43 (7.73%) SharePoint 2010
5 40 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 37 (6.65%) BizTalk Server
7 27 (4.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 17 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (1.08%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.08%) Lync
12 3 (0.54%) Apache
12 3 (0.54%) OpenEdge
13 2 (0.36%) JBoss
13 2 (0.36%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.36%) CMS
14 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 110 (19.78%) MS Excel
2 32 (5.76%) MS Office
3 8 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.90%) MS Project
6 4 (0.72%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.54%) SPSS
8 2 (0.36%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 43 (7.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (4.14%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (3.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 10 (1.80%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.04%) Office 365
2 25 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.08%) SaaS
4 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (8.45%) SAN
2 33 (5.94%) LAN
2 33 (5.94%) WAN
3 32 (5.76%) Firewall
4 22 (3.96%) NAS
5 20 (3.60%) TCP/IP
6 19 (3.42%) Internet
7 18 (3.24%) VPN
8 17 (3.06%) DNS
9 10 (1.80%) Intranet
9 10 (1.80%) DHCP
10 8 (1.44%) WAAS
10 8 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.90%) IP Telephony
13 4 (0.72%) iSCSI
14 3 (0.54%) Network Security
14 3 (0.54%) Extranet
15 2 (0.36%) SMTP
16 1 (0.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 556 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 198 (35.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 195 (35.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 185 (33.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 175 (31.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 94 (16.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 91 (16.37%) Relational Database
8 54 (9.71%) RDBMS
9 35 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (4.86%) Oracle Database
11 24 (4.32%) MS Access
12 23 (4.14%) SQL Server 2000
13 20 (3.60%) Oracle Reports
14 19 (3.42%) Data Mart
15 13 (2.34%) Cognos Analysis Studio
15 13 (2.34%) Cognos Report Studio
16 12 (2.16%) Data Mining
17 11 (1.98%) DB2
17 11 (1.98%) Cognos Framework Manager
18 9 (1.62%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 98 (17.63%) Visual Studio
2 70 (12.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (6.29%) ReSharper
4 17 (3.06%) Git (software)
5 11 (1.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (1.26%) Subversion
7 5 (0.90%) NUnit
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.36%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.36%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.36%) Maven
9 2 (0.36%) MorphX
9 2 (0.36%) MSTest
9 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.36%) Selenium
9 2 (0.36%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 53 (9.53%) Finance
2 33 (5.94%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.70%) Billing
4 13 (2.34%) Law
5 11 (1.98%) Legal
6 9 (1.62%) Advertising
7 8 (1.44%) Marketing
8 6 (1.08%) Banking
8 6 (1.08%) Retail
9 3 (0.54%) Back Office
10 2 (0.36%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 292 (52.52%) Developer
2 98 (17.63%) .NET Developer
3 97 (17.45%) Analyst
4 61 (10.97%) C# Developer
5 59 (10.61%) Web Developer
6 53 (9.53%) DBA
7 51 (9.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 48 (8.63%) SQL Developer
9 45 (8.09%) Senior Developer
10 44 (7.91%) Administrator
11 39 (7.01%) SQL DBA
11 39 (7.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 38 (6.83%) .NET Web Developer
13 36 (6.47%) Applications Support
14 35 (6.29%) C# Web Developer
15 34 (6.12%) SQL Server DBA
16 28 (5.04%) Support Analyst
17 24 (4.32%) SharePoint Developer
18 22 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 21 (3.78%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (49.82%) .NET
2 165 (29.68%) ASP.NET
3 149 (26.80%) HTML
4 140 (25.18%) CSS
5 134 (24.10%) .NET Framework
6 108 (19.42%) jQuery
7 88 (15.83%) Ajax
8 69 (12.41%) WCF
9 63 (11.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 51 (9.17%) LINQ
11 47 (8.45%) Web Services
11 47 (8.45%) XML
12 45 (8.09%) ASP.NET MVC
13 38 (6.83%) KnockoutJS
14 34 (6.12%) JSON
15 25 (4.50%) HTML5
16 23 (4.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 21 (3.78%) AngularJS
18 17 (3.06%) CSS3
18 17 (3.06%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (2.88%) Clustering
2 16 (2.88%) Computer Science
3 14 (2.52%) N-Tier
4 12 (2.16%) Visualisation
5 9 (1.62%) Statistics
5 9 (1.62%) Replication
6 8 (1.44%) CLARiiON
6 8 (1.44%) Celerra
7 7 (1.26%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.08%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.72%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.72%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.54%) Physics
11 2 (0.36%) Wiki
11 2 (0.36%) Handset
11 2 (0.36%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.36%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 189 (33.99%) Windows
2 87 (15.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 47 (8.45%) Linux
4 47 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (3.24%) Solaris
5 18 (3.24%) UNIX
6 9 (1.62%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.26%) Android
7 7 (1.26%) CentOS
7 7 (1.26%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.72%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.54%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (24.46%) MVC
2 118 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (19.60%) Business Intelligence
4 85 (15.29%) OO
5 54 (9.71%) ETL
6 50 (8.99%) TDD
7 49 (8.81%) Scrum
8 46 (8.27%) CRM
9 39 (7.01%) Web Development
10 33 (5.94%) ITIL
11 32 (5.76%) BDD
12 28 (5.04%) Responsive Web Design
13 27 (4.86%) OOD
13 27 (4.86%) Time Management
14 25 (4.50%) Migration
14 25 (4.50%) OOA/OOD
15 24 (4.32%) Performance Tuning
16 23 (4.14%) Data Analysis
16 23 (4.14%) Capacity Planning
17 20 (3.60%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 367 (66.01%) SQL
2 234 (42.09%) C#
3 170 (30.58%) T-SQL
4 155 (27.88%) JavaScript
5 68 (12.23%) VB.NET
6 66 (11.87%) PL/SQL
7 34 (6.12%) VB
8 23 (4.14%) PHP
9 12 (2.16%) VBA
9 12 (2.16%) VB6
10 11 (1.98%) Java
11 10 (1.80%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.08%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.90%) X++
13 5 (0.90%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.90%) VBScript
14 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.18%) Korn
15 1 (0.18%) XPath
15 1 (0.18%) C
Qualifications
1 57 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (6.65%) Degree
3 35 (6.29%) MCTS
4 27 (4.86%) MCSD
5 25 (4.50%) MCP
6 24 (4.32%) MCAD
7 20 (3.60%) Security Cleared
8 18 (3.24%) MCSE
9 16 (2.88%) CCA
9 16 (2.88%) Citrix Certification
10 14 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (2.34%) MCITP
12 12 (2.16%) MCSA
13 8 (1.44%) CCEA
13 8 (1.44%) NCDA
13 8 (1.44%) NCIE
13 8 (1.44%) VCAP
13 8 (1.44%) VTSP
13 8 (1.44%) CCIA
14 6 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.86%) SLA
2 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (12.23%) Active Directory
2 45 (8.09%) Hyper-V
3 39 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (4.32%) vSphere
5 14 (2.52%) XenApp
6 10 (1.80%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.44%) vCloud
8 7 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.90%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (1.26%) SCCM
1 7 (1.26%) SCOM
2 5 (0.90%) MAILsweeper
2 5 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (0.90%) SCDPM
3 3 (0.54%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.36%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 260 (46.76%) Microsoft
2 70 (12.59%) VMware
3 68 (12.23%) Oracle
4 38 (6.83%) Citrix
5 32 (5.76%) Cisco
6 25 (4.50%) Red Hat
7 23 (4.14%) Cognos
7 23 (4.14%) NetApp
8 20 (3.60%) IBM
9 19 (3.42%) HP
10 14 (2.52%) EMC
11 8 (1.44%) Business Objects
11 8 (1.44%) 3PAR
12 7 (1.26%) Tableau
12 7 (1.26%) Juniper
13 5 (0.90%) CommVault
13 5 (0.90%) Finjan
14 4 (0.72%) Telerik
14 4 (0.72%) Apple
14 4 (0.72%) Dell
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