Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 146 135
Rank change year-on-year -76 -11 -45
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 75 202 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.85% 2.03% 2.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.32% 6.70% 7.92%
Number of salaries quoted 62 181 184
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,250 £49,275
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.27%

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 2,260 3,014 3,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.66% 30.22% 26.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,837 2,636 2,571
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -67 24 £36,000 -12.20% 5
Staffordshire -19 20 £40,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 13 £40,000 -
Shropshire - 5 - -
Coventry +8 4 £41,250 -25.00%
Solihull 0 3 £48,000 -8.57%
Warwickshire +14 2 £52,500 +66.67%
Worcestershire +13 2 £35,750 -10.63% 1
Wolverhampton -1 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 75 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 50 (66.67%) SQL
3 44 (58.67%) T-SQL
3 44 (58.67%) .NET
4 41 (54.67%) C#
5 34 (45.33%) VB.NET
6 31 (41.33%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (34.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (33.33%) ASP.NET
9 24 (32.00%) JavaScript
9 24 (32.00%) CSS
9 24 (32.00%) MVC
10 22 (29.33%) Windows
10 22 (29.33%) Microsoft
11 21 (28.00%) .NET Framework
11 21 (28.00%) Entity Framework
12 17 (22.67%) SharePoint
13 16 (21.33%) OO
13 16 (21.33%) Web Services
13 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (20.00%) CSS3
14 15 (20.00%) Web Development
14 15 (20.00%) HTML
15 14 (18.67%) Finance
15 14 (18.67%) IIS
15 14 (18.67%) SQL Server 2012
15 14 (18.67%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development

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 17 (22.67%) SharePoint
2 14 (18.67%) IIS
3 10 (13.33%) CMS
4 6 (8.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (2.67%) OpenEdge
8 1 (1.33%) Apache
8 1 (1.33%) MTS
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.33%) Magento
2 1 (1.33%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.67%) Office 365
3 4 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.67%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.67%) PaaS
4 2 (2.67%) SaaS
5 1 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.33%) IaaS
5 1 (1.33%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.00%) SSL
2 3 (4.00%) Firewall
3 2 (2.67%) DHCP
3 2 (2.67%) DNS
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.33%) DMZ
4 1 (1.33%) Intranet
4 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (34.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (18.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (9.33%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (8.00%) DTS
8 5 (6.67%) MySQL
8 5 (6.67%) Power BI
8 5 (6.67%) Relational Database
9 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
10 3 (4.00%) SQL Anywhere
11 2 (2.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 2 (2.67%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
12 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.67%) Selenium
4 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (18.67%) Finance
2 11 (14.67%) Legal
3 10 (13.33%) Manufacturing
4 9 (12.00%) Banking
4 9 (12.00%) Law
5 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (62.67%) Developer
2 22 (29.33%) C# Developer
3 21 (28.00%) .NET Developer
4 20 (26.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (20.00%) Software Developer
6 14 (18.67%) .NET Web Developer
6 14 (18.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 14 (18.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 14 (18.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 14 (18.67%) C# Web Developer
6 14 (18.67%) SQL Developer
6 14 (18.67%) Web Developer
7 11 (14.67%) DBA
8 10 (13.33%) SQL DBA
9 7 (9.33%) Senior .NET Developer
9 7 (9.33%) Senior .NET Web Developer
9 7 (9.33%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (9.33%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 7 (9.33%) Senior C# Developer
9 7 (9.33%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (58.67%) .NET
2 25 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 24 (32.00%) CSS
4 21 (28.00%) .NET Framework
4 21 (28.00%) Entity Framework
5 16 (21.33%) Web Services
6 15 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (20.00%) CSS3
6 15 (20.00%) HTML
7 14 (18.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (16.00%) JSON
8 12 (16.00%) LINQ
9 11 (14.67%) jQuery
10 9 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (12.00%) WCF
11 5 (6.67%) WinForms
11 5 (6.67%) XML
12 4 (5.33%) SOAP
13 3 (4.00%) REST
13 3 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.67%) Replication
3 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.33%) Fintech
5 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.33%) Windows
2 10 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.33%) Linux
6 3 (4.00%) Unix
6 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.67%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.33%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (41.33%) Problem-Solving
2 24 (32.00%) MVC
3 16 (21.33%) OO
4 15 (20.00%) Web Development
5 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (14.67%) Process Improvement
7 11 (14.67%) Regression Testing
7 11 (14.67%) SDLC
7 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (13.33%) Content Management
8 10 (13.33%) Project Management
8 10 (13.33%) Web Design
9 9 (12.00%) Integration Testing
9 9 (12.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (12.00%) Unit Testing
9 9 (12.00%) Workflow
10 8 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (10.67%) Statistics
11 6 (8.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 50 (66.67%) SQL
2 44 (58.67%) T-SQL
3 41 (54.67%) C#
4 34 (45.33%) VB.NET
5 24 (32.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (13.33%) VB
7 9 (12.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.67%) Java
9 1 (1.33%) PHP
9 1 (1.33%) VB6
9 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) ISEB
2 5 (6.67%) APMP
2 5 (6.67%) DBS Check
2 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (4.00%) Degree
4 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.33%) MCSA
5 1 (1.33%) MCSE
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (12.00%) ISO 9001
3 3 (4.00%) QA
3 3 (4.00%) SLA
4 1 (1.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.33%) Docker
4 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 22 (29.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.00%) LexisNexis
3 8 (10.67%) VMware
4 6 (8.00%) IDERA
4 6 (8.00%) Oracle
5 5 (6.67%) ServiceNow
5 5 (6.67%) Veeam
6 3 (4.00%) Logi
6 3 (4.00%) Logi Analytics
6 3 (4.00%) Sybase
7 2 (2.67%) BMC
7 2 (2.67%) Cisco
7 2 (2.67%) Informatica
7 2 (2.67%) Remedy
8 1 (1.33%) Citrix
8 1 (1.33%) Facebook
8 1 (1.33%) IBM
8 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.33%) Sage
8 1 (1.33%) Sophos