The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 33 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 0.86% 2.10% 3.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.56% 5.45% 11.69%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 2
Average salary - £35,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.82%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
SQL Server 2008
County Antrim

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 Belfast region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
39 55 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 33.62% 38.46% 32.63%
Number of salaries quoted 10 45 57
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Belfast

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast 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 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 11 (100.00%) IIS
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) Citrix
2 6 (54.55%) DHCP
2 6 (54.55%) SAN
2 6 (54.55%) Veritas
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Sophos
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2000
2 6 (54.55%) Symantec
2 6 (54.55%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) NetBackup
2 6 (54.55%) Backup Exec
2 6 (54.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) VMware ESX
2 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) NAS
2 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 6 (54.55%) vSphere
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL V3
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (45.45%) MSTest

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast 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 11 (100.00%) IIS
2 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
1 6 (54.55%) SAN
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall
1 6 (54.55%) NAS
1 6 (54.55%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
1 5 (45.45%) Rational Rose
1 5 (45.45%) NUnit
1 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (45.45%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Software Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Software Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Developer
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) COM+
1 5 (45.45%) Web Services
1 5 (45.45%) XML
1 5 (45.45%) XSLT
1 5 (45.45%) Ajax
1 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
1 5 (45.45%) JSON
1 5 (45.45%) jQuery
1 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
1 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
1 6 (54.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 6 (54.55%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL V3
2 5 (45.45%) MVC
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Web Development
2 5 (45.45%) Use Case
2 5 (45.45%) UML
2 5 (45.45%) OOP
2 5 (45.45%) OO
2 5 (45.45%) SOA
3 4 (36.36%) Compatibility Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C
1 5 (45.45%) C#
1 5 (45.45%) C++
1 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) MCAD
2 5 (45.45%) MCSD
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
1 6 (54.55%) VMware ESX
1 6 (54.55%) vSphere
2 4 (36.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) NetBackup
1 6 (54.55%) Backup Exec
2 4 (36.36%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Citrix
2 6 (54.55%) Veritas
2 6 (54.55%) Symantec
2 6 (54.55%) Sophos
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 5 (45.45%) Northgate
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle