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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 132 82
Rank change year-on-year +10 -50  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 107 113 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.10% 1.83% 3.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.89% 7.02% 10.76%
Number of salaries quoted 95 80 180
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £25,000 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,750 £48,300
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.20% +3.75%  

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 1553 1610 1794
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.44% 26.02% 31.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1362 1333 1564
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Birmingham +30 58 £40,000 - 2
Staffordshire 0 22 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Warwickshire +8 11 £32,250 -14.00%
Halesowen - 4 £35,000 -
Solihull - 3 £52,500 - 2
West Bromwich - 3 - -
Coventry -20 1 £30,000 -33.33%
Walsall - 1 £32,500 -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 189 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 136 (71.96%) SQL
3 89 (47.09%) .NET
3 89 (47.09%) Microsoft
4 87 (46.03%) C#
5 75 (39.68%) T-SQL
6 69 (36.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 63 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
8 60 (31.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 56 (29.63%) Windows
10 52 (27.51%) Microsoft Azure
11 50 (26.46%) Mentoring
11 50 (26.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 47 (24.87%) MySQL
13 42 (22.22%) ETL
14 40 (21.16%) WPF
15 39 (20.63%) SQL Server 2005
15 39 (20.63%) Data Warehouse
15 39 (20.63%) SQL Server 2012
16 37 (19.58%) CSS
17 36 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
18 35 (18.52%) Windows Server
18 35 (18.52%) Visual Studio
18 35 (18.52%) HTML
19 34 (17.99%) Power BI
20 33 (17.46%) Performance Tuning
21 32 (16.93%) SOLID
21 32 (16.93%) TDD
22 30 (15.87%) Microservices
23 29 (15.34%) Windows Server 2008

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 22 (11.64%) IIS
2 14 (7.41%) SAS
3 9 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.12%) SPSS
4 1 (0.53%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (7.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.06%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (27.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.23%) PaaS
4 6 (3.17%) Bluemix
4 6 (3.17%) IaaS
4 6 (3.17%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (2.65%) Office 365
6 4 (2.12%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (2.12%) Azure Machine Learning
7 3 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.29%) LAN
2 9 (4.76%) WAN
3 8 (4.23%) VPN
4 7 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.65%) DHCP
5 5 (2.65%) VLAN
6 4 (2.12%) SAN
6 4 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.59%) Internet
7 3 (1.59%) NAS
8 2 (1.06%) DNS
8 2 (1.06%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.06%) ISDN
8 2 (1.06%) Skype
8 2 (1.06%) VoIP
9 1 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 69 (36.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 60 (31.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 50 (26.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 47 (24.87%) MySQL
6 39 (20.63%) Data Warehouse
6 39 (20.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 39 (20.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 36 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
8 34 (17.99%) Power BI
9 25 (13.23%) QlikView
10 21 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
11 11 (5.82%) DB2
11 11 (5.82%) MongoDB
12 10 (5.29%) Relational Database
13 9 (4.76%) NoSQL
14 6 (3.17%) CouchDB
14 6 (3.17%) MS Access
15 5 (2.65%) Hadoop
15 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 35 (18.52%) Visual Studio
2 22 (11.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.17%) JSUnit
4 5 (2.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 25 (13.23%) Retail
2 23 (12.17%) Legal
3 18 (9.52%) Electronics
4 17 (8.99%) Finance
5 3 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.06%) Automotive
6 2 (1.06%) French Language
6 2 (1.06%) Publishing
7 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 112 (59.26%) Developer
2 46 (24.34%) C# Developer
3 44 (23.28%) SQL Developer
4 43 (22.75%) DBA
5 42 (22.22%) SQL DBA
6 31 (16.40%) Full Stack Developer
7 26 (13.76%) Senior Developer
8 22 (11.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 20 (10.58%) .NET Developer
10 19 (10.05%) HTML Developer
11 18 (9.52%) HTML CSS Developer
11 18 (9.52%) Senior C# Developer
11 18 (9.52%) Senior Full Stack Developer
12 15 (7.94%) SQL Server Developer
13 14 (7.41%) SSIS Developer
13 14 (7.41%) SSRS Developer
14 13 (6.88%) C# .NET Developer
14 13 (6.88%) SQL BI Developer
15 12 (6.35%) SQL Server BI Developer
15 12 (6.35%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (47.09%) .NET
2 40 (21.16%) WPF
3 37 (19.58%) CSS
4 35 (18.52%) HTML
5 22 (11.64%) ASP.NET Web API
6 18 (9.52%) MDX
7 13 (6.88%) ASP.NET
7 13 (6.88%) WCF
8 12 (6.35%) AngularJS
9 11 (5.82%) Web Services
10 8 (4.23%) HTML5
11 7 (3.70%) jQuery
11 7 (3.70%) LESS
12 6 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (3.17%) Node.js
13 5 (2.65%) Ajax
14 4 (2.12%) Angular 2
14 4 (2.12%) CSS3
15 3 (1.59%) KnockoutJS
15 3 (1.59%) Polymer
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.47%) Clustering
3 13 (6.88%) Replication
4 7 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.17%) User Experience
6 4 (2.12%) AS400
7 3 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.06%) BBC
8 2 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.06%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (29.63%) Windows
2 35 (18.52%) Windows Server
3 29 (15.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (5.29%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.17%) Android
6 6 (3.17%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (2.12%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.12%) Linux
8 2 (1.06%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.06%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.06%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 50 (26.46%) Mentoring
3 42 (22.22%) ETL
4 33 (17.46%) Performance Tuning
5 32 (16.93%) SOLID
5 32 (16.93%) TDD
6 30 (15.87%) Microservices
7 28 (14.81%) Line Management
8 19 (10.05%) E-Commerce
9 18 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (9.52%) Kimball Methodology
10 16 (8.47%) Incident Management
10 16 (8.47%) MVC
10 16 (8.47%) Statistics
11 15 (7.94%) Business Continuity
11 15 (7.94%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (7.94%) Performance Monitoring
12 14 (7.41%) SDLC
13 13 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (6.88%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 136 (71.96%) SQL
2 87 (46.03%) C#
3 75 (39.68%) T-SQL
4 26 (13.76%) JavaScript
5 18 (9.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 18 (9.52%) PowerShell
6 15 (7.94%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.12%) UniBasic
7 4 (2.12%) VB
8 3 (1.59%) VBA
9 2 (1.06%) C
10 1 (0.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (4.23%) Degree
1 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.65%) MCSA
4 3 (1.59%) MCSE
5 1 (0.53%) MCPD
5 1 (0.53%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.17%) SLA
2 3 (1.59%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 9 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.12%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.06%) vCloud
3 2 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (4.23%) SCOM
2 5 (2.65%) NetBackup
2 5 (2.65%) SCCM
3 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.06%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.06%) vMotion
5 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 89 (47.09%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.11%) IBM
3 18 (9.52%) Cognos
3 18 (9.52%) Tableau
4 12 (6.35%) Oracle
5 7 (3.70%) SAP
6 5 (2.65%) Cisco
6 5 (2.65%) Symantec
7 4 (2.12%) Epicor
7 4 (2.12%) Infor
7 4 (2.12%) MAPICS
7 4 (2.12%) Sybase
7 4 (2.12%) VMware
8 2 (1.06%) Apple
8 2 (1.06%) Mitel
8 2 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.53%) Nintex
9 1 (0.53%) Remedy
9 1 (0.53%) Telerik
9 1 (0.53%) Xamarin
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Midlands
SSP
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
Axica Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull
SSP Worldwide
Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago