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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 43 60 37
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -23
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 259 152 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.18% 3.67% 5.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.81% 12.11% 15.99%
Number of salaries quoted 237 139 218
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
1638 1255 1595
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.79% 30.27% 35.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1453 1045 1368
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +11 80 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Staffordshire -1 47 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Warwickshire -12 27 £43,250 +8.12% 2
Worcestershire +11 25 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Coventry -13 20 £37,500 - 5
Shropshire -8 8 £32,500 +32.65%
Wolverhampton - 8 £32,500 - 2
Solihull +5 7 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Walsall -2 5 £40,500 +1.25%
West Bromwich - 2 £37,500 - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £37,500 -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 572 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 382 (66.78%) SQL
3 287 (50.17%) .NET
4 274 (47.90%) Microsoft
5 244 (42.66%) C#
6 208 (36.36%) Windows
7 198 (34.62%) SQL Server 2005
8 191 (33.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 190 (33.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 184 (32.17%) ASP.NET
11 183 (31.99%) T-SQL
12 172 (30.07%) JavaScript
13 161 (28.15%) CSS
14 160 (27.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 157 (27.45%) HTML
16 143 (25.00%) .NET Framework
17 137 (23.95%) MVC
18 129 (22.55%) MS Excel
19 122 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
20 117 (20.45%) jQuery
21 102 (17.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 100 (17.48%) OO
23 95 (16.61%) Business Intelligence
24 94 (16.43%) Visual Studio
24 94 (16.43%) Windows Server 2008
25 93 (16.26%) Ajax
26 90 (15.73%) WCF
27 86 (15.03%) SharePoint
28 80 (13.99%) Relational Database
29 75 (13.11%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 86 (15.03%) SharePoint
2 71 (12.41%) IIS
3 61 (10.66%) MS Exchange
4 50 (8.74%) SharePoint 2010
5 46 (8.04%) BizTalk Server
6 45 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 33 (5.77%) SharePoint 2013
8 22 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.70%) Apache
12 4 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.70%) Lync
13 3 (0.52%) Node.js
13 3 (0.52%) OpenEdge
14 2 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.35%) Umbraco
15 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Foundation
15 1 (0.17%) DNN
Applications
1 129 (22.55%) MS Excel
2 35 (6.12%) MS Office
3 9 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.05%) MS Project
4 6 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.70%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.52%) SPSS
7 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 51 (8.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (3.67%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (1.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.70%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.47%) Office 365
2 31 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.45%) SaaS
4 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (8.22%) SAN
2 36 (6.29%) Firewall
3 31 (5.42%) LAN
3 31 (5.42%) WAN
4 22 (3.85%) DNS
5 21 (3.67%) TCP/IP
6 20 (3.50%) NAS
7 19 (3.32%) VPN
8 17 (2.97%) Internet
9 15 (2.62%) DHCP
10 10 (1.75%) Intranet
11 6 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.70%) Extranet
12 4 (0.70%) SSL
13 3 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (0.52%) WAAS
13 3 (0.52%) Network Security
13 3 (0.52%) iSCSI
14 2 (0.35%) Wireless
14 2 (0.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 572 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 198 (34.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 191 (33.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 190 (33.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 160 (27.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 102 (17.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 80 (13.99%) Relational Database
8 48 (8.39%) RDBMS
9 36 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (5.07%) MS Access
11 25 (4.37%) Oracle Database
12 22 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
13 15 (2.62%) Data Mart
13 15 (2.62%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (2.62%) Crystal Reports
14 13 (2.27%) Data Mining
15 9 (1.57%) Cognos Analysis Studio
15 9 (1.57%) Cognos Report Studio
15 9 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (1.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 94 (16.43%) Visual Studio
2 62 (10.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (5.59%) ReSharper
4 13 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (1.22%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.05%) Subversion
7 5 (0.87%) NUnit
8 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.52%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.35%) Toad
9 2 (0.35%) MSTest
10 1 (0.17%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.17%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.17%) MorphX
10 1 (0.17%) JIRA
10 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.17%) Xcode
General
1 58 (10.14%) Finance
2 29 (5.07%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.45%) Billing
4 13 (2.27%) Advertising
5 11 (1.92%) Marketing
6 10 (1.75%) Law
7 8 (1.40%) Back Office
7 8 (1.40%) Retail
8 6 (1.05%) Automotive
9 5 (0.87%) Banking
10 2 (0.35%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 308 (53.85%) Developer
2 107 (18.71%) .NET Developer
3 98 (17.13%) Analyst
4 66 (11.54%) C# Developer
5 58 (10.14%) DBA
6 57 (9.97%) Web Developer
6 57 (9.97%) C# .NET Developer
7 50 (8.74%) SQL Developer
8 49 (8.57%) Senior Developer
9 47 (8.22%) SQL DBA
10 43 (7.52%) Administrator
11 36 (6.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 36 (6.29%) SQL Server DBA
12 34 (5.94%) .NET Web Developer
13 32 (5.59%) C# Web Developer
14 29 (5.07%) SharePoint Developer
14 29 (5.07%) Applications Support
15 28 (4.90%) ASP.NET Developer
16 26 (4.55%) Support Analyst
17 24 (4.20%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (50.17%) .NET
2 184 (32.17%) ASP.NET
3 161 (28.15%) CSS
4 157 (27.45%) HTML
5 143 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 117 (20.45%) jQuery
7 93 (16.26%) Ajax
8 90 (15.73%) WCF
9 64 (11.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 62 (10.84%) Web Services
11 59 (10.31%) ASP.NET MVC
12 49 (8.57%) XML
13 48 (8.39%) LINQ
14 37 (6.47%) KnockoutJS
15 36 (6.29%) JSON
16 30 (5.24%) HTML5
17 23 (4.02%) CSS3
18 19 (3.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 16 (2.80%) WinForms
20 14 (2.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.15%) Computer Science
3 17 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (2.80%) N-Tier
5 13 (2.27%) Visualisation
5 13 (2.27%) Clustering
6 11 (1.92%) Replication
7 9 (1.57%) Statistics
7 9 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.22%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.87%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.70%) W3C
10 4 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.70%) User Experience
11 3 (0.52%) Celerra
11 3 (0.52%) Physics
11 3 (0.52%) CLARiiON
12 2 (0.35%) Handset
12 2 (0.35%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 208 (36.36%) Windows
2 94 (16.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (9.09%) Linux
4 50 (8.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (8.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (3.32%) Solaris
6 19 (3.32%) UNIX
7 14 (2.45%) Android
8 10 (1.75%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.75%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.40%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.22%) CentOS
11 6 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.70%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (23.95%) MVC
2 122 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (17.48%) OO
4 95 (16.61%) Business Intelligence
5 54 (9.44%) CRM
6 51 (8.92%) Scrum
7 46 (8.04%) TDD
8 41 (7.17%) ETL
9 32 (5.59%) Web Development
10 31 (5.42%) ITIL
11 30 (5.24%) OOA/OOD
12 29 (5.07%) BDD
13 28 (4.90%) OOD
13 28 (4.90%) Time Management
13 28 (4.90%) Responsive Web Design
14 26 (4.55%) Mentoring
15 25 (4.37%) Software Engineering
16 24 (4.20%) Migration
17 23 (4.02%) Project Management
18 21 (3.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 382 (66.78%) SQL
2 244 (42.66%) C#
3 183 (31.99%) T-SQL
4 172 (30.07%) JavaScript
5 75 (13.11%) VB.NET
6 66 (11.54%) PL/SQL
7 35 (6.12%) VB
8 15 (2.62%) PHP
9 12 (2.10%) VBA
9 12 (2.10%) VB6
10 10 (1.75%) Java
10 10 (1.75%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.40%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.05%) Objective-C
13 5 (0.87%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.87%) VBScript
14 3 (0.52%) C
15 2 (0.35%) XPath
15 2 (0.35%) X++
15 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 59 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (6.29%) MCTS
3 35 (6.12%) Degree
4 30 (5.24%) MCP
4 30 (5.24%) MCAD
4 30 (5.24%) MCSD
5 27 (4.72%) VCP4
6 24 (4.20%) Security Cleared
7 16 (2.80%) MCSE
8 14 (2.45%) CCA
8 14 (2.45%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (2.27%) MCSA
10 11 (1.92%) SC Cleared
10 11 (1.92%) MCITP
11 5 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.52%) VCAP
13 3 (0.52%) VTSP
13 3 (0.52%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.80%) SLA
2 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (12.59%) Active Directory
2 39 (6.82%) Hyper-V
2 39 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.67%) vSphere
4 15 (2.62%) XenApp
5 7 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.87%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.87%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.52%) vCloud
8 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.17%) XenServer
9 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
1 5 (0.87%) MAILsweeper
2 4 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (0.70%) SCCM
2 4 (0.70%) SCOM
3 2 (0.35%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.35%) SCDPM
3 2 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 274 (47.90%) Microsoft
2 69 (12.06%) VMware
3 55 (9.62%) Oracle
4 39 (6.82%) Citrix
5 31 (5.42%) Cisco
6 27 (4.72%) Red Hat
7 20 (3.50%) NetApp
8 15 (2.62%) Business Objects
8 15 (2.62%) HP
9 12 (2.10%) Cognos
10 11 (1.92%) EMC
11 8 (1.40%) IBM
11 8 (1.40%) Tableau
12 7 (1.22%) Juniper
13 6 (1.05%) Symantec
13 6 (1.05%) Dell
14 5 (0.87%) Finjan
14 5 (0.87%) CommVault
14 5 (0.87%) Apple
15 4 (0.70%) Telerik
West Midlands
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Staffordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + pension, healthcare & more
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum + pension, healthcare & more
Posted: Yesterday
Evesham, Worcestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum, Benefits Plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Extensive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - full details on application
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Travel Expenses
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits+ Bonus + Pension + Good B
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: Depending on Experience (DOE)
Posted: 9 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Camping and Caravanning Club
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
Camping and Caravanning Club
Salary: £19,000 - £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago