The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 56 40 29
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 35 62 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.64% 5.39% 7.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.20% 17.22% 20.11%
Number of salaries quoted 34 61 68
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,950 £32,500 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
SQL Server 2008
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
287 360 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 29.86% 31.28% 35.19%
Number of salaries quoted 252 325 339
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,300 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Bedfordshire region.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford 0 20 £38,000 -15.55%
Luton -13 8 £45,000 -
Dunstable -10 4 £46,000 +37.31%
SQL Server 2008
East of England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008.

1 84 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 68 (80.95%) .NET
3 66 (78.57%) C#
4 65 (77.38%) ASP.NET
5 54 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (60.71%) jQuery
7 50 (59.52%) HTML
8 48 (57.14%) JavaScript
8 48 (57.14%) Visual Studio
9 47 (55.95%) CSS
10 46 (54.76%) MVC
11 43 (51.19%) Microsoft
12 40 (47.62%) SQL Server 2012
13 38 (45.24%) SQL
13 38 (45.24%) .NET Framework
14 37 (44.05%) ASP.NET MVC
15 31 (36.90%) Windows
15 31 (36.90%) MS Excel
15 31 (36.90%) Entity Framework
16 22 (26.19%) LINQ
16 22 (26.19%) TDD
17 20 (23.81%) T-SQL
17 20 (23.81%) HTML5
18 19 (22.62%) Team Foundation Server
19 17 (20.24%) Degree
19 17 (20.24%) Scrum
20 16 (19.05%) Web Services
20 16 (19.05%) CSS3
21 15 (17.86%) IIS
22 14 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (17.86%) IIS
2 10 (11.90%) CMS
3 6 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.95%) Node.js
5 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.38%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 31 (36.90%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.10%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) Intranet
2 2 (2.38%) DHCP
2 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.19%) SSL
3 1 (1.19%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (47.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (10.71%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (3.57%) OLAP
7 3 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.19%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 48 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 19 (22.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (11.90%) Subversion
4 8 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 6 (7.14%) JIRA
5 6 (7.14%) Bitbucket
5 6 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (5.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (5.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (4.76%) TeamCity
7 4 (4.76%) MSBuild
8 3 (3.57%) NUnit
9 2 (2.38%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (2.38%) Moq
10 1 (1.19%) NSubstitute
General
1 11 (13.10%) Finance
1 11 (13.10%) Banking
2 6 (7.14%) Back Office
3 5 (5.95%) Retail Banking
3 5 (5.95%) French Language
3 5 (5.95%) German Language
3 5 (5.95%) Hindi Language
3 5 (5.95%) Retail
4 4 (4.76%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.19%) Automotive
6 1 (1.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 68 (80.95%) Developer
2 34 (40.48%) .NET Developer
3 27 (32.14%) C# Developer
4 26 (30.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (23.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (14.29%) Senior Developer
7 9 (10.71%) Web Developer
8 7 (8.33%) .NET Web Developer
9 6 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (7.14%) Software Developer
9 6 (7.14%) Analyst
10 5 (5.95%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (5.95%) AWS Developer
11 4 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
11 4 (4.76%) Release Manager
11 4 (4.76%) Quality Manager
12 3 (3.57%) Development Manager
12 3 (3.57%) Senior Manager
12 3 (3.57%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (80.95%) .NET
2 65 (77.38%) ASP.NET
3 51 (60.71%) jQuery
4 50 (59.52%) HTML
5 47 (55.95%) CSS
6 38 (45.24%) .NET Framework
7 37 (44.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 31 (36.90%) Entity Framework
9 22 (26.19%) LINQ
10 20 (23.81%) HTML5
11 16 (19.05%) CSS3
11 16 (19.05%) Web Services
12 12 (14.29%) Ajax
12 12 (14.29%) AngularJS
13 10 (11.90%) WPF
14 7 (8.33%) Silverlight
14 7 (8.33%) WCF
14 7 (8.33%) Kendo UI
14 7 (8.33%) Razor View Engine
15 6 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.71%) Mathematics
3 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.76%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.38%) GIS
5 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.38%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.19%) Replication
6 1 (1.19%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.90%) Windows
2 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.76%) Linux
4 4 (4.76%) UNIX
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (54.76%) MVC
3 22 (26.19%) TDD
4 17 (20.24%) Scrum
5 14 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 13 (15.48%) Mentoring
7 12 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 11 (13.10%) E-Commerce
8 11 (13.10%) Waterfall
9 10 (11.90%) SDLC
9 10 (11.90%) OO
10 9 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (10.71%) Web Development
10 9 (10.71%) Automated Testing
11 8 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (8.33%) ETL
13 6 (7.14%) Data Modelling
13 6 (7.14%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (78.57%) C#
2 48 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 38 (45.24%) SQL
4 20 (23.81%) T-SQL
5 11 (13.10%) VB
6 9 (10.71%) C
7 7 (8.33%) VB.NET
8 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.76%) Perl
10 3 (3.57%) VBA
11 2 (2.38%) VB6
11 2 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (20.24%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) MCSA
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 13 (15.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.38%) XenApp
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) MOM
Vendors
1 43 (51.19%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.76%) Tieto
3 3 (3.57%) Citrix
4 2 (2.38%) VMware
4 2 (2.38%) Telerik
4 2 (2.38%) Nintex
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle