Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 251 215 187
Rank change year-on-year -36 -28 -39
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 17 73 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.92% 1.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.03% 3.71% 5.09%
Number of salaries quoted 16 60 122
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.92% +5.33%
10th Percentile £37,125 £32,950 £21,825
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £57,375
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 1,644 1,968 2,809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.22% 24.81% 28.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,458 1,536 2,316
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,425 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,625 £61,250
England median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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
Coventry +17 9 £55,000 +50.68% 1
Staffordshire -20 5 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Warwickshire -7 2 £38,500 -3.75% 2
Herefordshire - 1 £42,500 -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 17 (100.00%) SQL
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) Windows
4 9 (52.94%) PowerShell
4 9 (52.94%) Azure
5 7 (41.18%) T-SQL
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
6 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (29.41%) SOAP
7 5 (29.41%) XML
7 5 (29.41%) ITIL
7 5 (29.41%) Linux
7 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
7 5 (29.41%) VMware
7 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
8 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (23.53%) LAN
8 4 (23.53%) WAN
8 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (23.53%) AWS
8 4 (23.53%) Change Control
8 4 (23.53%) Network Architecture
9 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (17.65%) Office 365
9 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software

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 3 (17.65%) Apache
1 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (17.65%) IIS
1 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
1 3 (17.65%) nginx
2 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) Azure
2 4 (23.53%) AWS
3 3 (17.65%) Office 365
4 2 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) LAN
1 4 (23.53%) WAN
2 3 (17.65%) DHCP
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) SAN
2 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 3 (17.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (5.88%) Back Office
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Applications Support
2 5 (29.41%) Administrator
3 4 (23.53%) Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Applications Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (17.65%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Support Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) DBA
5 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
5 2 (11.76%) Support Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) SOAP
1 5 (29.41%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
2 1 (5.88%) Express
2 1 (5.88%) jQuery
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
2 1 (5.88%) React
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
1 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (17.65%) PMI
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
3 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) CentOS
4 3 (17.65%) Fedora
4 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
1 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
2 4 (23.53%) Change Control
2 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (23.53%) Network Architecture
2 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (11.76%) Database Mirroring
4 2 (11.76%) Database Security
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps
4 2 (11.76%) High Availability
4 2 (11.76%) Identity Management
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Automation
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Storage Management
4 2 (11.76%) Task Automation
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) PowerShell
3 7 (41.18%) T-SQL
4 3 (17.65%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) Python
5 2 (11.76%) VBScript
6 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.88%) Perl
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) Postfix
2 3 (17.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.76%) NetApp
4 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.88%) Amdocs
5 1 (5.88%) BMC
5 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) TOWER Software