The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 131 53 47
Rank change year-on-year
-78 -6
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 90 252 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.64% 4.64% 4.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.29% 16.62% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 86 215 238
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £33,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
SQL Server 2008
South East

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 Berkshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1234 1516 1489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.53% 27.92% 28.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1005 1205 1291
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Berkshire

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Berkshire

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
Reading -39 47 £55,000 +29.41% 6
Slough -22 23 £45,000 -3.22% 3
Maidenhead -6 10 £42,500 +10.38% 2
Windsor -14 4 £27,500 -35.29%
Newbury -6 1 £45,000 +15.38%
Thatcham -6 1 £23,500 -11.32% 1
SQL Server 2008
South East

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 165 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 98 (59.39%) Microsoft
3 84 (50.91%) .NET
4 83 (50.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 75 (45.45%) C#
6 72 (43.64%) SQL
7 62 (37.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 60 (36.36%) ASP.NET
9 58 (35.15%) HTML
10 49 (29.70%) jQuery
11 48 (29.09%) CSS
11 48 (29.09%) Windows
12 46 (27.88%) JavaScript
13 43 (26.06%) MVC
14 38 (23.03%) Oracle
15 36 (21.82%) ASP.NET MVC
16 35 (21.21%) T-SQL
17 34 (20.61%) MS Excel
18 33 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
19 29 (17.58%) Active Directory
20 28 (16.97%) Agile Software Development
21 26 (15.76%) Data Warehouse
21 26 (15.76%) IIS
22 25 (15.15%) Linux
23 24 (14.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 23 (13.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 23 (13.94%) VMware
25 22 (13.33%) MySQL
25 22 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
26 21 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 26 (15.76%) IIS
2 20 (12.12%) SharePoint
3 17 (10.30%) MS Exchange
3 17 (10.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (9.09%) Apache
5 14 (8.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (4.85%) nginx
8 7 (4.24%) Tomcat
8 7 (4.24%) JBoss
8 7 (4.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 7 (4.24%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (4.24%) WebSphere
8 7 (4.24%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (2.42%) Lync
10 4 (2.42%) CMS
10 4 (2.42%) Drupal
10 4 (2.42%) Alfresco
Applications
1 34 (20.61%) MS Excel
2 17 (10.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.48%) SaaS
2 5 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.61%) Office 365
4 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.73%) TCP/IP
2 16 (9.70%) Firewall
3 14 (8.48%) Internet
4 9 (5.45%) SAN
4 9 (5.45%) VPN
5 8 (4.85%) WAAS
5 8 (4.85%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (4.24%) NAS
6 7 (4.24%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (4.24%) LDAP
6 7 (4.24%) HTTP
7 6 (3.64%) SNMP
8 4 (2.42%) Intranet
8 4 (2.42%) DNS
9 3 (1.82%) VoIP
9 3 (1.82%) DHCP
9 3 (1.82%) Network Security
9 3 (1.82%) Wireless
10 2 (1.21%) WAN
10 2 (1.21%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 83 (50.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 62 (37.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (15.76%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (14.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (13.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (13.33%) MySQL
8 18 (10.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (10.30%) Oracle Reports
10 16 (9.70%) SQL Server 2000
10 16 (9.70%) Relational Database
11 14 (8.48%) Oracle Database
12 13 (7.88%) Oracle Database 10g
13 12 (7.27%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (3.03%) OLAP
15 4 (2.42%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (2.42%) RDBMS
16 3 (1.82%) MS Access
16 3 (1.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (12.73%) Visual Studio
1 21 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (7.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (3.03%) TeamCity
3 5 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
General
1 19 (11.52%) Finance
2 5 (3.03%) Retail
3 4 (2.42%) Games
4 3 (1.82%) Marketing
5 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.21%) Local Government
6 1 (0.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (49.70%) Developer
2 39 (23.64%) C# Developer
3 36 (21.82%) C# .NET Developer
4 34 (20.61%) .NET Developer
5 31 (18.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 23 (13.94%) ASP.NET Developer
7 18 (10.91%) Software Developer
7 18 (10.91%) DBA
8 17 (10.30%) SQL DBA
9 16 (9.70%) Consultant
10 15 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
11 12 (7.27%) SQL Developer
11 12 (7.27%) Senior SQL Server DBA
11 12 (7.27%) SQL Server Consultant
11 12 (7.27%) Senior DBA
11 12 (7.27%) Senior SQL DBA
12 10 (6.06%) Web Developer
13 9 (5.45%) Senior Consultant
13 9 (5.45%) Analyst
13 9 (5.45%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (50.91%) .NET
2 60 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 58 (35.15%) HTML
4 49 (29.70%) jQuery
5 48 (29.09%) CSS
6 36 (21.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (12.73%) HTML5
7 21 (12.73%) .NET Framework
8 20 (12.12%) WCF
9 18 (10.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 15 (9.09%) Web Services
11 14 (8.48%) XML
12 13 (7.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 12 (7.27%) MDX
13 12 (7.27%) Ajax
14 10 (6.06%) NHibernate
14 10 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 9 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 8 (4.85%) CSS3
17 7 (4.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.70%) Clustering
1 16 (9.70%) Inversion of Control
2 12 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (6.06%) RIA
4 8 (4.85%) Celerra
4 8 (4.85%) CLARiiON
5 7 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.64%) Replication
7 5 (3.03%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.03%) Machine to Machine
8 4 (2.42%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.21%) Open Source
9 2 (1.21%) User Experience
9 2 (1.21%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.21%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 48 (29.09%) Windows
2 25 (15.15%) Linux
3 20 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (7.88%) CentOS
5 11 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (4.85%) Ubuntu
7 8 (4.85%) UNIX
7 8 (4.85%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (4.24%) Windows 7
9 6 (3.64%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.82%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.82%) Android
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.61%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (26.06%) MVC
2 33 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 28 (16.97%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (10.30%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (9.70%) Migration
7 14 (8.48%) Scrum
7 14 (8.48%) Web Development
8 13 (7.88%) V-Model
9 12 (7.27%) ETL
10 10 (6.06%) Software Engineering
10 10 (6.06%) Unit Testing
11 9 (5.45%) SIEM
11 9 (5.45%) OO
12 8 (4.85%) Workflow
12 8 (4.85%) Technical Architecture
13 7 (4.24%) Release Management
13 7 (4.24%) Service Delivery
13 7 (4.24%) System Testing
14 5 (3.03%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (45.45%) C#
2 72 (43.64%) SQL
3 46 (27.88%) JavaScript
4 35 (21.21%) T-SQL
5 15 (9.09%) Perl
5 15 (9.09%) PHP
5 15 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 11 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 10 (6.06%) Python
8 7 (4.24%) Java
9 5 (3.03%) VB
10 3 (1.82%) VBScript
11 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.21%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.21%) VC++
12 1 (0.61%) Korn
12 1 (0.61%) C
12 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (6.67%) MCTS
3 10 (6.06%) MCITP
3 10 (6.06%) MCSE
4 8 (4.85%) CCA
4 8 (4.85%) Citrix Certification
4 8 (4.85%) CCEA
4 8 (4.85%) NCDA
4 8 (4.85%) NCIE
4 8 (4.85%) VCAP
4 8 (4.85%) VTSP
4 8 (4.85%) CCIA
4 8 (4.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (3.03%) Degree
6 4 (2.42%) CISSP
6 4 (2.42%) MCSA
6 4 (2.42%) MCP
7 2 (1.21%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.21%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.61%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.27%) GAMP
2 4 (2.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.42%) GPG13
3 2 (1.21%) QA
3 2 (1.21%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (17.58%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.91%) vSphere
4 10 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.06%) XenDesktop
5 8 (4.85%) vCloud
5 8 (4.85%) VMware ESX
6 7 (4.24%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.21%) XenApp
7 2 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.61%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (4.85%) Plesk
1 8 (4.85%) cPanel
1 8 (4.85%) Webmin
2 7 (4.24%) Puppet
2 7 (4.24%) OpenAM
3 3 (1.82%) SCCM
4 1 (0.61%) SCOM
4 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 98 (59.39%) Microsoft
2 38 (23.03%) Oracle
3 23 (13.94%) VMware
4 15 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 13 (7.88%) Citrix
6 12 (7.27%) Cisco
7 9 (5.45%) 3PAR
8 8 (4.85%) EMC
8 8 (4.85%) NetApp
9 5 (3.03%) HP
10 4 (2.42%) Red Gate
11 3 (1.82%) IBM
11 3 (1.82%) Symantec
12 2 (1.21%) Lotus
12 2 (1.21%) Tableau
12 2 (1.21%) Twitter
13 1 (0.61%) Acronis
13 1 (0.61%) Kofax
13 1 (0.61%) Telerik
13 1 (0.61%) Brocade
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