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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 141 41
Rank change year-on-year +19 -100  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 85 110 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.78% 1.78% 5.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.99% 6.57% 15.23%
Number of salaries quoted 74 92 251
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £29,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

SQL Server 2008 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1419 1674 1799
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 29.75% 27.11% 35.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1235 1436 1585
Median salary £40,000 £41,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.19% +4.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire +23 30 £40,000 +11.11% 2
Birmingham -4 20 £39,000 -2.50% 4
Solihull -12 10 £34,000 -35.23% 1
Warwickshire +11 9 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Coventry +21 4 £57,500 +59.72%
Walsall +16 2 £32,500 -18.75%
Herefordshire - 2 £45,000 - 1
Stourbridge - 2 £45,000 -
Wolverhampton +6 1 - - 1
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 171 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 120 (70.18%) SQL
3 86 (50.29%) Microsoft
4 68 (39.77%) .NET
5 62 (36.26%) C#
6 61 (35.67%) Windows
7 59 (34.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 49 (28.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 45 (26.32%) T-SQL
10 44 (25.73%) Performance Tuning
11 43 (25.15%) SQL Server 2005
12 41 (23.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 41 (23.98%) Windows Server
13 38 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
14 37 (21.64%) MySQL
15 31 (18.13%) WPF
16 29 (16.96%) TDD
17 28 (16.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 28 (16.37%) Visual Studio
18 27 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
19 26 (15.20%) Microsoft Azure
19 26 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
20 25 (14.62%) MVC
21 24 (14.04%) ASP.NET
21 24 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
21 24 (14.04%) SOLID
21 24 (14.04%) Microservices
21 24 (14.04%) SDLC
22 23 (13.45%) Windows Server 2012
22 23 (13.45%) IIS

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 23 (13.45%) IIS
2 7 (4.09%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.92%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.92%) SAS
4 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (13.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.92%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (4.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.17%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.58%) FastStats
4 1 (0.58%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.85%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.75%) Office 365
3 3 (1.75%) SaaS
4 2 (1.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.92%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.34%) SAN
3 3 (1.75%) DHCP
3 3 (1.75%) DNS
3 3 (1.75%) LAN
3 3 (1.75%) NAS
3 3 (1.75%) Wireless
4 2 (1.17%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.17%) ISDN
4 2 (1.17%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.17%) VoIP
4 2 (1.17%) WAN
5 1 (0.58%) Firewall
5 1 (0.58%) VPN
5 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 59 (34.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 49 (28.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 43 (25.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 41 (23.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 37 (21.64%) MySQL
7 28 (16.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 27 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
9 22 (12.87%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (8.77%) Relational Database
11 14 (8.19%) Power BI
12 13 (7.60%) DB2
13 11 (6.43%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (4.68%) MongoDB
14 8 (4.68%) NoSQL
15 6 (3.51%) OLAP
15 6 (3.51%) RDBMS
15 6 (3.51%) SQL Server 2000
16 4 (2.34%) OLTP
17 3 (1.75%) DTS
Development Applications
1 28 (16.37%) Visual Studio
2 22 (12.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.92%) JIRA
3 5 (2.92%) Subversion
General
1 21 (12.28%) Finance
2 5 (2.92%) Electronics
3 3 (1.75%) Automotive
3 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.75%) Marketing
3 3 (1.75%) Retail
4 2 (1.17%) French Language
4 2 (1.17%) Publishing
5 1 (0.58%) Advertising
5 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 88 (51.46%) Developer
2 46 (26.90%) C# Developer
3 42 (24.56%) DBA
4 41 (23.98%) SQL DBA
5 29 (16.96%) SQL Developer
6 28 (16.37%) .NET Developer
7 25 (14.62%) Analyst
8 23 (13.45%) Full Stack Developer
9 20 (11.70%) Senior Developer
10 19 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
11 16 (9.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 16 (9.36%) Support Analyst
12 10 (5.85%) SQL Server DBA
13 9 (5.26%) Administrator
13 9 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
13 9 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
13 9 (5.26%) Technical Support
13 9 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
14 8 (4.68%) C# WPF Developer
14 8 (4.68%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (39.77%) .NET
2 31 (18.13%) WPF
3 24 (14.04%) ASP.NET
4 19 (11.11%) CSS
4 19 (11.11%) HTML
5 18 (10.53%) Web Services
6 15 (8.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (8.19%) WCF
8 13 (7.60%) .NET Framework
8 13 (7.60%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (5.85%) jQuery
10 8 (4.68%) Entity Framework
11 7 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 7 (4.09%) KnockoutJS
11 7 (4.09%) XML
12 6 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (3.51%) Backbone.js
12 6 (3.51%) REST
13 5 (2.92%) HTML5
13 5 (2.92%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (11.70%) Clustering
3 7 (4.09%) Replication
4 6 (3.51%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.34%) AS400
7 3 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.17%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 61 (35.67%) Windows
2 41 (23.98%) Windows Server
3 24 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (13.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.92%) Linux
6 4 (2.34%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.34%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.34%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.75%) Android
7 3 (1.75%) Windows Vista
7 3 (1.75%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.73%) Performance Tuning
2 38 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (16.96%) TDD
4 26 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (14.62%) MVC
6 24 (14.04%) Microservices
6 24 (14.04%) SDLC
6 24 (14.04%) SOLID
7 22 (12.87%) Line Management
8 18 (10.53%) ETL
9 16 (9.36%) Capacity Planning
10 15 (8.77%) Mentoring
10 15 (8.77%) Performance Monitoring
11 13 (7.60%) Coaching
12 11 (6.43%) Database Security
12 11 (6.43%) Server Monitoring
13 10 (5.85%) CRM
14 9 (5.26%) Incident Management
14 9 (5.26%) Logistics
15 8 (4.68%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 120 (70.18%) SQL
2 62 (36.26%) C#
3 45 (26.32%) T-SQL
4 20 (11.70%) JavaScript
5 19 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.34%) UniBasic
6 4 (2.34%) XPath
7 3 (1.75%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.75%) VB
7 3 (1.75%) VBA
8 2 (1.17%) C
9 1 (0.58%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.09%) MCSD
3 5 (2.92%) Degree
4 4 (2.34%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.17%) MCSA
5 2 (1.17%) MCSE
5 2 (1.17%) PMP
5 2 (1.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.58%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.51%) SLA
2 4 (2.34%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.17%) vCloud
3 2 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.17%) vMotion
3 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 86 (50.29%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.60%) IBM
3 9 (5.26%) Oracle
4 8 (4.68%) Cognos
5 5 (2.92%) PayPal
6 4 (2.34%) Epicor
6 4 (2.34%) Infor
6 4 (2.34%) MAPICS
6 4 (2.34%) VMware
7 3 (1.75%) Citrix
7 3 (1.75%) SAP
8 2 (1.17%) Cisco
8 2 (1.17%) Meraki
8 2 (1.17%) Mitel
8 2 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.58%) Apple
9 1 (0.58%) Capita
9 1 (0.58%) Google
9 1 (0.58%) Telerik
9 1 (0.58%) Veritas
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Includes great benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hereford
360 Resourcing
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago