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

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 157 163
Rank change year-on-year -38 +6 -101
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 114 184 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.21% 1.88% 1.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.63% 6.32% 6.64%
Number of salaries quoted 90 159 175
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,125 £29,750 £27,800
90th Percentile £52,500 £51,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 2,463 2,912 3,266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.12% 29.78% 26.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,000 2,535 2,757
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £26,990 £26,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,150 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 June 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 June 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
Birmingham -36 42 £37,000 -7.50% 1
Staffordshire -22 24 £40,000 - 2
Wolverhampton -4 12 £37,500 -
Solihull +1 9 £43,000 +26.47%
Warwickshire +8 7 £40,000 +23.08% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 7 £40,000 -
Coventry -6 5 £40,000 -8.57% 2
Herefordshire +25 3 £35,000 -22.22%
Worcestershire - 3 £35,000 -
Dudley - 2 £23,500 - 1
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 114 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 81 (71.05%) SQL
3 66 (57.89%) T-SQL
4 53 (46.49%) C#
5 52 (45.61%) .NET
6 44 (38.60%) Windows
7 41 (35.96%) Problem-Solving
8 37 (32.46%) VB.NET
9 34 (29.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 33 (28.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 31 (27.19%) JavaScript
11 31 (27.19%) MVC
12 30 (26.32%) CSS
13 29 (25.44%) IIS
13 29 (25.44%) Microsoft
14 28 (24.56%) ASP.NET
14 28 (24.56%) Microsoft Azure
14 28 (24.56%) Windows Server
15 22 (19.30%) Finance
16 21 (18.42%) HTML
16 21 (18.42%) Time Management
16 21 (18.42%) PowerShell
17 20 (17.54%) .NET Framework
17 20 (17.54%) Web Services
17 20 (17.54%) SQL Server 2012
18 19 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
18 19 (16.67%) Entity Framework
19 18 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
19 18 (15.79%) OO
19 18 (15.79%) Business Intelligence

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 29 (25.44%) IIS
2 17 (14.91%) SharePoint
3 11 (9.65%) MTS
4 10 (8.77%) CMS
5 7 (6.14%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (3.51%) MS Exchange
8 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.75%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 10 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.51%) Sage 1000
2 3 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.63%) Sage 500
3 2 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 28 (24.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (7.89%) Office 365
4 8 (7.02%) PaaS
5 7 (6.14%) SaaS
6 6 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (5.26%) IaaS
6 6 (5.26%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (3.51%) SoftLayer
8 2 (1.75%) Bluemix
8 2 (1.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.89%) Firewall
1 9 (7.89%) SSL
2 5 (4.39%) DNS
3 4 (3.51%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.51%) VLAN
4 3 (2.63%) SAN
5 2 (1.75%) DHCP
6 1 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.88%) DMZ
6 1 (0.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (29.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (28.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (17.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (14.04%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (9.65%) Power BI
7 10 (8.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (7.02%) QlikView
8 8 (7.02%) Relational Database
9 7 (6.14%) DTS
9 7 (6.14%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (5.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 4 (3.51%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (3.51%) MySQL
11 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (2.63%) MongoDB
12 3 (2.63%) MS Access
12 3 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (8.77%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.75%) JIRA
4 2 (1.75%) JSUnit
4 2 (1.75%) Selenium
General
1 22 (19.30%) Finance
2 13 (11.40%) Legal
2 13 (11.40%) Manufacturing
3 9 (7.89%) Banking
3 9 (7.89%) Law
4 6 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Back Office
5 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.88%) Front Office
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (56.14%) Developer
2 26 (22.81%) C# Developer
3 23 (20.18%) .NET Developer
4 22 (19.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (14.91%) SQL Developer
6 16 (14.04%) Analyst
6 16 (14.04%) Software Developer
7 13 (11.40%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 12 (10.53%) .NET Web Developer
8 12 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (10.53%) C# Web Developer
8 12 (10.53%) Support Engineer
8 12 (10.53%) Web Developer
9 11 (9.65%) Applications Support
9 11 (9.65%) DBA
10 10 (8.77%) SQL DBA
11 8 (7.02%) C# Software Developer
11 8 (7.02%) Support Analyst
12 7 (6.14%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (45.61%) .NET
2 30 (26.32%) CSS
3 28 (24.56%) ASP.NET
4 21 (18.42%) HTML
5 20 (17.54%) .NET Framework
5 20 (17.54%) Web Services
6 19 (16.67%) Entity Framework
7 15 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (13.16%) ASP.NET Web API
8 14 (12.28%) JSON
8 14 (12.28%) LINQ
9 13 (11.40%) CSS3
9 13 (11.40%) jQuery
10 11 (9.65%) COM+
10 11 (9.65%) DCOM
10 11 (9.65%) WCF
11 10 (8.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (7.02%) XML
13 7 (6.14%) SOAP
14 6 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (8.77%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.02%) Replication
3 5 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.88%) Clustering
6 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.88%) Fintech
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (38.60%) Windows
2 28 (24.56%) Windows Server
3 19 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.39%) Linux
6 3 (2.63%) Unix
6 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.63%) Windows Vista
6 3 (2.63%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.75%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.88%) Android
8 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (35.96%) Problem-Solving
2 31 (27.19%) MVC
3 21 (18.42%) Time Management
4 18 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (15.79%) OO
5 16 (14.04%) ETL
6 13 (11.40%) Process Improvement
6 13 (11.40%) Web Development
7 12 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (10.53%) Regression Testing
7 12 (10.53%) SDLC
8 10 (8.77%) Analytics
8 10 (8.77%) Content Management
8 10 (8.77%) Responsive Web Design
8 10 (8.77%) Web Design
9 9 (7.89%) Integration Testing
9 9 (7.89%) Unit Testing
9 9 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (7.89%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 81 (71.05%) SQL
2 66 (57.89%) T-SQL
3 53 (46.49%) C#
4 37 (32.46%) VB.NET
5 31 (27.19%) JavaScript
6 21 (18.42%) PowerShell
7 11 (9.65%) VB
8 3 (2.63%) C
8 3 (2.63%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.88%) C++
9 1 (0.88%) Java
9 1 (0.88%) VBA
9 1 (0.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (7.89%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.63%) MCSA
4 2 (1.75%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.75%) ISEB
4 2 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.75%) MCSE
5 1 (0.88%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.88%) MCITP
5 1 (0.88%) MCP
5 1 (0.88%) MCSD
5 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (7.89%) ISO 9001
3 6 (5.26%) QA
4 5 (4.39%) SLA
5 1 (0.88%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (11.40%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.51%) Docker
3 4 (3.51%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 29 (25.44%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.77%) Oracle
3 9 (7.89%) LexisNexis
3 9 (7.89%) VMware
4 8 (7.02%) ServiceNow
5 6 (5.26%) IBM
6 5 (4.39%) IDERA
7 4 (3.51%) Sage
8 3 (2.63%) BMC
8 3 (2.63%) Citrix
8 3 (2.63%) Remedy
9 2 (1.75%) Cisco
9 2 (1.75%) Informatica
9 2 (1.75%) Logi
9 2 (1.75%) Logi Analytics
9 2 (1.75%) Sybase
9 2 (1.75%) Tableau
9 2 (1.75%) Twitter
10 1 (0.88%) Facebook
10 1 (0.88%) Xamarin