The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Blackpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 11 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 10.64% 11.76% 15.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 19.23% 33.33% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 2
Average salary £37,500 £26,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.50% +6.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
SQL Server 2008
Lancashire

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 Blackpool region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Blackpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
26 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 55.32% 35.29% 52.63%
Number of salaries quoted 24 5 9
Average salary £40,000 £26,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.94% +6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £26,500 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £27,400 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Blackpool

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Blackpool

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Blackpool 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) C#
2 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (40.00%) CSS
4 4 (40.00%) Web Services
4 4 (40.00%) Games
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (40.00%) WCF
4 4 (40.00%) WPF
4 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (20.00%) ETL
5 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Data Protection

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Blackpool 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.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Power View
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (40.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) .NET Developer
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) WPF Developer
3 2 (20.00%) DBA
3 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 2 (20.00%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 4 (40.00%) WCF
2 4 (40.00%) WPF
2 4 (40.00%) jQuery
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) ETL
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft