Period
to 24 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 6 months to 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 211 198 148
Rank change year-on-year -13 -50 +13
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 67 113 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.86% 1.19% 1.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.43% 4.55% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 57 88 165
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £32,400 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,278 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.64% +2.84% -

SQL Server 2008 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,951 2,486 2,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.05% 26.11% 29.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,553 2,024 2,551
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,350 £27,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £58,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +13 26 £45,000 +21.62% 1
Staffordshire +2 13 £37,500 -6.25%
Herefordshire -9 12 £50,000 +42.86%
Warwickshire -2 6 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Worcestershire -14 5 £45,000 +28.57%
Solihull -10 3 £50,000 +16.28%
Coventry +23 2 £36,750 -8.13%
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 67 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 45 (67.16%) T-SQL
3 42 (62.69%) SQL
3 42 (62.69%) Microsoft
4 36 (53.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (46.27%) C#
6 29 (43.28%) .NET
7 24 (35.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 22 (32.84%) Microsoft Azure
8 22 (32.84%) Visual Studio
9 20 (29.85%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (26.87%) SOA
10 18 (26.87%) Web Services
10 18 (26.87%) XML
11 16 (23.88%) ITIL
11 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (23.88%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (22.39%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (22.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (22.39%) ASP.NET
12 15 (22.39%) VB.NET
13 14 (20.90%) Cognos
13 14 (20.90%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (20.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (20.90%) SQL Server 2017
14 13 (19.40%) Finance
15 12 (17.91%) ETL
16 11 (16.42%) DTS
16 11 (16.42%) SOAP
16 11 (16.42%) XSLT

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (14.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.96%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (8.96%) MS Exchange
4 5 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.99%) IIS
6 1 (1.49%) Site Server
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.49%) ArchiCAD
2 1 (1.49%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.49%) MicroStation
2 1 (1.49%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 22 (32.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.96%) Power Platform
2 6 (8.96%) PowerApps
3 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.43%) DNS
2 8 (11.94%) DHCP
3 7 (10.45%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.96%) Firewall
4 6 (8.96%) SAN
5 5 (7.46%) NetScaler
5 5 (7.46%) WAN
6 3 (4.48%) Internet
7 2 (2.99%) VPN
8 1 (1.49%) Broadband
8 1 (1.49%) IPsec
8 1 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (53.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (35.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (23.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (22.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (20.90%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (20.90%) SQL Server 2017
6 14 (20.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (16.42%) DTS
8 9 (13.43%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (11.94%) Relational Database
10 7 (10.45%) RDBMS
11 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (7.46%) Oracle Database
12 5 (7.46%) Qlik Sense
12 5 (7.46%) QlikView
12 5 (7.46%) SAP BW
13 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (32.84%) Visual Studio
2 15 (22.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.97%) Gatling
3 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.97%) JMeter
3 4 (5.97%) Subversion
4 1 (1.49%) Selenium
General
1 13 (19.40%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.97%) Marketing
4 2 (2.99%) Automotive
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (77.61%) Developer
2 19 (28.36%) SQL Developer
3 11 (16.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 11 (16.42%) ServiceNow Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) Database Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Integration Developer
4 6 (8.96%) SQL Database Developer
4 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Developer
5 5 (7.46%) .NET Developer
5 5 (7.46%) C# Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Business Developer
6 4 (5.97%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (5.97%) CAD Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) SQL BI Developer
7 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Programmer
7 3 (4.48%) Senior ASP.NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (43.28%) .NET
2 18 (26.87%) Web Services
2 18 (26.87%) XML
3 15 (22.39%) ASP.NET
4 11 (16.42%) JSON
4 11 (16.42%) REST
4 11 (16.42%) SOAP
4 11 (16.42%) XSLT
5 8 (11.94%) CSS
5 8 (11.94%) HTML
6 6 (8.96%) jQuery
6 6 (8.96%) LINQ
7 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (5.97%) Drools
7 4 (5.97%) Spring
8 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (4.48%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (4.48%) React
8 3 (4.48%) WCF
9 1 (1.49%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.46%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.48%) User Experience
4 2 (2.99%) Clustering
4 2 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.49%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Windows
1 11 (16.42%) Windows Server
2 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (7.46%) Windows XP
4 4 (5.97%) Linux
5 3 (4.48%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.85%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (26.87%) SOA
3 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (23.88%) ITIL
4 12 (17.91%) ETL
5 11 (16.42%) Data Transformation
5 11 (16.42%) Service Management
6 9 (13.43%) Analytics
6 9 (13.43%) Web Development
7 8 (11.94%) Innovative Thinking
8 7 (10.45%) OO
8 7 (10.45%) Scrum
9 6 (8.96%) Commercial Awareness
9 6 (8.96%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (8.96%) Data Development
9 6 (8.96%) Data Protection
9 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (8.96%) Time Management
10 5 (7.46%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 45 (67.16%) T-SQL
2 42 (62.69%) SQL
3 31 (46.27%) C#
4 15 (22.39%) VB.NET
5 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.46%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.48%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Degree
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.48%) MCSD
3 2 (2.99%) MCSE
4 1 (1.49%) CCENT
4 1 (1.49%) CCNA
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) GDPR
2 4 (5.97%) QA
3 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (13.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.46%) Forefront TMG
2 5 (7.46%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.46%) vSphere
2 5 (7.46%) XenApp
2 5 (7.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Backup Exec
1 5 (7.46%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (62.69%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.90%) Cognos
3 11 (16.42%) Oracle
3 11 (16.42%) ServiceNow
4 9 (13.43%) IBM
5 6 (8.96%) Citrix
5 6 (8.96%) VMware
6 5 (7.46%) SAP
6 5 (7.46%) Symantec
6 5 (7.46%) Veeam
7 2 (2.99%) Cisco
8 1 (1.49%) Adobe
8 1 (1.49%) Avaya
8 1 (1.49%) ESET
8 1 (1.49%) Freshdesk
8 1 (1.49%) Motorola