Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 131 92
Rank change year-on-year -20 -39 -47
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 197 254 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.94% 2.21% 2.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.51% 8.20% 9.89%
Number of salaries quoted 175 206 295
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £26,800 £22,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £46,250 £47,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

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 3025 3096 3175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.75% 26.96% 29.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2606 2584 2763
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £26,125 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,925 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +1 73 £41,000 +9.33% 1
Staffordshire -13 73 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Warwickshire -3 22 £32,000 -28.89%
Solihull -4 6 £52,500 +40.00% 1
Coventry -6 5 £55,000 +46.67% 1
West Bromwich +5 4 £50,000 +53.85%
Dudley - 3 £23,500 -
Herefordshire +6 2 £60,000 +71.43%
Worcestershire -9 2 £37,250 -12.35%
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 197 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 131 (66.50%) SQL
3 87 (44.16%) .NET
4 84 (42.64%) Microsoft
5 83 (42.13%) C#
6 64 (32.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 62 (31.47%) T-SQL
8 60 (30.46%) Windows
9 59 (29.95%) Microsoft Azure
10 53 (26.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 46 (23.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 42 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (19.80%) Business Intelligence
14 37 (18.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 35 (17.77%) CSS
16 34 (17.26%) MySQL
17 33 (16.75%) MVC
17 33 (16.75%) Mentoring
17 33 (16.75%) Windows Server
18 31 (15.74%) SOLID
18 31 (15.74%) SQL Server 2016
18 31 (15.74%) TDD
18 31 (15.74%) JavaScript
19 30 (15.23%) WPF
19 30 (15.23%) Microservices
19 30 (15.23%) Performance Tuning
20 29 (14.72%) HTML
21 26 (13.20%) ETL
21 26 (13.20%) MongoDB
22 25 (12.69%) 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 14 (7.11%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.60%) IIS
3 9 (4.57%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (3.55%) Apache
4 7 (3.55%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.55%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (3.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (2.54%) SAS
7 2 (1.02%) OpenEdge
7 2 (1.02%) Sonic ESB
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.03%) SPSS
4 1 (0.51%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.51%) Magento
3 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 59 (29.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (11.17%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (8.63%) IaaS
3 17 (8.63%) PaaS
4 16 (8.12%) Bluemix
4 16 (8.12%) IBM Cloud
5 11 (5.58%) SaaS
6 6 (3.05%) Office 365
7 4 (2.03%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (2.03%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (1.02%) GitHub
8 2 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.08%) Firewall
1 10 (5.08%) LAN
1 10 (5.08%) WAN
2 9 (4.57%) VPN
3 7 (3.55%) SAN
3 7 (3.55%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.05%) DHCP
4 6 (3.05%) VLAN
5 4 (2.03%) Internet
5 4 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.52%) DNS
6 3 (1.52%) PuTTY
7 2 (1.02%) Skype
7 2 (1.02%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 64 (32.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 53 (26.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 46 (23.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 37 (18.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 34 (17.26%) MySQL
7 31 (15.74%) SQL Server 2016
8 26 (13.20%) MongoDB
9 24 (12.18%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (12.18%) SQL Server 2014
10 23 (11.68%) NoSQL
11 20 (10.15%) Relational Database
12 17 (8.63%) SQL Server 2005
13 16 (8.12%) CouchDB
14 15 (7.61%) Power BI
15 12 (6.09%) QlikView
16 11 (5.58%) DTS
17 7 (3.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 7 (3.55%) RDBMS
18 5 (2.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (10.66%) Visual Studio
2 17 (8.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (8.12%) JSUnit
4 13 (6.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.52%) Toad
6 1 (0.51%) Ant
General
1 21 (10.66%) Retail
2 20 (10.15%) Electronics
3 11 (5.58%) Finance
4 8 (4.06%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Advertising
5 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 101 (51.27%) Developer
2 41 (20.81%) DBA
3 35 (17.77%) Senior Developer
4 33 (16.75%) SQL DBA
5 30 (15.23%) C# Developer
6 24 (12.18%) .NET Developer
7 23 (11.68%) SQL Developer
8 18 (9.14%) Senior C# Developer
9 16 (8.12%) Analyst
9 16 (8.12%) Applications Developer
9 16 (8.12%) C# .NET Developer
10 14 (7.11%) Software Developer
11 13 (6.60%) Administrator
12 12 (6.09%) Senior .NET Developer
12 12 (6.09%) SQL Server DBA
13 11 (5.58%) Senior C# .NET Developer
13 11 (5.58%) Technical Analyst
14 10 (5.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 10 (5.08%) SQL Server Developer
14 10 (5.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (44.16%) .NET
2 35 (17.77%) CSS
3 30 (15.23%) WPF
4 29 (14.72%) HTML
5 23 (11.68%) AngularJS
5 23 (11.68%) Web Services
6 19 (9.64%) XML
7 16 (8.12%) LESS
7 16 (8.12%) Node.js
8 15 (7.61%) ASP.NET
9 11 (5.58%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (5.08%) MDX
11 8 (4.06%) .NET Framework
11 8 (4.06%) KnockoutJS
11 8 (4.06%) Razor View Engine
11 8 (4.06%) REST
11 8 (4.06%) SOAP
11 8 (4.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (4.06%) XSLT
12 7 (3.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.14%) Replication
3 16 (8.12%) User Experience
4 15 (7.61%) Clustering
5 7 (3.55%) Handset
6 6 (3.05%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.52%) BBC
8 3 (1.52%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.52%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.02%) iPad
9 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.02%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (30.46%) Windows
2 33 (16.75%) Windows Server
3 25 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (8.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (7.11%) Android
6 13 (6.60%) Windows 7
7 12 (6.09%) Apple iOS
8 10 (5.08%) Linux
9 7 (3.55%) CentOS
9 7 (3.55%) Windows Phone
9 7 (3.55%) Windows Phone 8
10 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.03%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.52%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.02%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (19.80%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (16.75%) Mentoring
3 33 (16.75%) MVC
4 31 (15.74%) SOLID
4 31 (15.74%) TDD
5 30 (15.23%) Microservices
5 30 (15.23%) Performance Tuning
6 26 (13.20%) ETL
7 23 (11.68%) E-Commerce
8 21 (10.66%) Line Management
8 21 (10.66%) SDLC
9 20 (10.15%) Database Security
10 18 (9.14%) Business Continuity
10 18 (9.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (8.63%) Statistics
12 15 (7.61%) SOA
13 14 (7.11%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (6.60%) Analytics
14 13 (6.60%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 131 (66.50%) SQL
2 83 (42.13%) C#
3 62 (31.47%) T-SQL
4 31 (15.74%) JavaScript
5 12 (6.09%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.08%) VB.NET
7 8 (4.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 7 (3.55%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.55%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.54%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.52%) C
10 3 (1.52%) Java
11 1 (0.51%) PHP
11 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (6.60%) Degree
2 12 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.55%) ISEB
3 7 (3.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.03%) MCSA
6 3 (1.52%) CCNA
7 2 (1.02%) MCSD
7 2 (1.02%) MCSE
7 2 (1.02%) MCTS
8 1 (0.51%) MCITP
8 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (5.58%) SLA
2 10 (5.08%) QA
3 2 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (7.61%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.06%) vSphere
3 7 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.05%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (3.55%) vCenter Server
2 5 (2.54%) NetBackup
2 5 (2.54%) SCCM
3 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 3 (1.52%) SCOM
4 2 (1.02%) Nagios
4 2 (1.02%) Packer
4 2 (1.02%) Terraform
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 84 (42.64%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.66%) IBM
3 17 (8.63%) Oracle
4 15 (7.61%) Cisco
5 12 (6.09%) VMware
6 10 (5.08%) Red Hat
6 10 (5.08%) Tableau
7 9 (4.57%) Cognos
8 7 (3.55%) Juniper
9 6 (3.05%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.54%) Symantec
11 4 (2.03%) IDERA
12 3 (1.52%) Civica
13 2 (1.02%) EqualLogic
13 2 (1.02%) Google
13 2 (1.02%) Nimble Storage
13 2 (1.02%) Synology
13 2 (1.02%) Veeam
14 1 (0.51%) Nintex
14 1 (0.51%) RedGate