Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 158 142
Rank change year-on-year -70 -16 -47
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 65 177 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.80% 1.77% 2.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.21% 6.03% 7.75%
Number of salaries quoted 55 156 193
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £24,875 £22,700
90th Percentile £56,250 £58,125 £47,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

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 2,024 2,937 3,007
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.00% 29.33% 27.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,633 2,501 2,509
West Midlands median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,950
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 2018. 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
Staffordshire -14 21 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Birmingham -37 14 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Solihull +12 13 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 6 £45,000 -
Shropshire - 5 - - 1
Worcestershire +3 4 £35,750 -4.03% 2
Coventry +6 2 £39,000 -29.09% 4
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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 65 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 49 (75.38%) SQL
3 34 (52.31%) Microsoft
4 32 (49.23%) T-SQL
4 32 (49.23%) C#
5 30 (46.15%) .NET
6 26 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (30.77%) Visual Studio
8 18 (27.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 18 (27.69%) Web Services
9 17 (26.15%) Scrum
9 17 (26.15%) PowerShell
9 17 (26.15%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (21.54%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (21.54%) Windows
11 13 (20.00%) OO
11 13 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 13 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (18.46%) Linux
12 12 (18.46%) Java
13 11 (16.92%) VB.NET
13 11 (16.92%) XML
13 11 (16.92%) OOD
13 11 (16.92%) Software Testing
13 11 (16.92%) Greenfield Project
13 11 (16.92%) React
13 11 (16.92%) KnockoutJS
13 11 (16.92%) jQuery

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 6 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (9.23%) MS Exchange
1 6 (9.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 6 (9.23%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.62%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.54%) Apache
4 1 (1.54%) IIS
4 1 (1.54%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.54%) ArchiCAD
2 1 (1.54%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) MicroStation
2 1 (1.54%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (27.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.23%) Office 365
3 5 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) RTP
2 1 (1.54%) DNS
2 1 (1.54%) Firewall
2 1 (1.54%) SAN
2 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (26.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (9.23%) RDBMS
5 6 (9.23%) Relational Database
5 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (7.69%) QlikView
7 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
7 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (4.62%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (4.62%) EDMS
8 3 (4.62%) GIS
8 3 (4.62%) NoSQL
8 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (3.08%) DTS
9 2 (3.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (30.77%) Visual Studio
2 8 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (9.23%) Subversion
4 3 (4.62%) Gatling
4 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.62%) JMeter
5 1 (1.54%) Selenium
General
1 3 (4.62%) Marketing
2 1 (1.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 44 (67.69%) Developer
2 20 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 19 (29.23%) C# .NET Developer
3 19 (29.23%) C# Developer
4 12 (18.46%) DBA
5 11 (16.92%) SQL DBA
5 11 (16.92%) SQL Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Administrator
6 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Web Developer
7 6 (9.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (7.69%) IT Project Leader
8 5 (7.69%) Project Leader
9 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (6.15%) C# Web Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Database Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Junior Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (46.15%) .NET
2 18 (27.69%) Web Services
3 13 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 11 (16.92%) jQuery
4 11 (16.92%) KnockoutJS
4 11 (16.92%) React
4 11 (16.92%) XML
5 9 (13.85%) HTML
6 7 (10.77%) CSS
7 6 (9.23%) Drools
7 6 (9.23%) Spring
8 5 (7.69%) .NET Framework
8 5 (7.69%) Entity Framework
9 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (6.15%) CSS3
10 3 (4.62%) REST
10 3 (4.62%) SOAP
10 3 (4.62%) XSLT
11 2 (3.08%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (10.77%) Replication
3 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.62%) Clustering
5 2 (3.08%) FMCG
5 2 (3.08%) User Experience
6 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.54%) Windows
2 12 (18.46%) Linux
3 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (10.77%) Windows Server
5 5 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.54%) Unix
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.15%) Scrum
3 14 (21.54%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (20.00%) OO
4 13 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (16.92%) OOD
5 11 (16.92%) Software Testing
6 10 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (15.38%) Web Development
7 7 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (10.77%) Project Management
8 6 (9.23%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (9.23%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (9.23%) Data Development
8 6 (9.23%) MVC
8 6 (9.23%) SDLC
8 6 (9.23%) SOA
8 6 (9.23%) Test Automation
9 5 (7.69%) Database Security
9 5 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 49 (75.38%) SQL
2 32 (49.23%) C#
2 32 (49.23%) T-SQL
3 17 (26.15%) PowerShell
4 12 (18.46%) Java
5 11 (16.92%) VB.NET
6 7 (10.77%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.08%) XPath
9 1 (1.54%) PHP
9 1 (1.54%) VB
9 1 (1.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) APMP
1 5 (7.69%) DBS Check
1 5 (7.69%) ISEB
1 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.62%) QA
3 2 (3.08%) SLA
4 1 (1.54%) GDPR
4 1 (1.54%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.62%) vSphere
4 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 34 (52.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.77%) Oracle
3 6 (9.23%) VMware
4 5 (7.69%) Veeam
5 2 (3.08%) IDERA
5 2 (3.08%) SAP
5 2 (3.08%) Siebel
6 1 (1.54%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.54%) Logi
6 1 (1.54%) Logi Analytics
6 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.54%) Sybase