The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 81 93 54
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -39
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 30 18 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.85% 1.23% 3.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.37% 4.62% 11.09%
Number of salaries quoted 29 18 63
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £29,250 £26,357
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
SQL Server 2008
Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridge region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
407 390 586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.06% 26.69% 34.47%
Number of salaries quoted 341 342 535
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Cambridge

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Cambridge

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 55 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (69.09%) C#
3 37 (67.27%) .NET
4 26 (47.27%) ASP.NET
5 24 (43.64%) WCF
6 23 (41.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 23 (41.82%) MVC
7 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (38.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
9 19 (34.55%) Windows
9 19 (34.55%) SQL
10 18 (32.73%) .NET Framework
11 17 (30.91%) Software Engineering
12 16 (29.09%) LINQ
13 15 (27.27%) WPF
13 15 (27.27%) TDD
13 15 (27.27%) Banking
14 14 (25.45%) NUnit
14 14 (25.45%) XML
14 14 (25.45%) MSTest
15 13 (23.64%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (23.64%) CSS
15 13 (23.64%) Visual Studio
15 13 (23.64%) HTML
15 13 (23.64%) XAML
15 13 (23.64%) Finance
16 12 (21.82%) SQL Server 2005
17 11 (20.00%) Android
17 11 (20.00%) Scrum

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 6 (10.91%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.82%) IIS
5 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) SMS
1 8 (14.55%) SMPP
1 8 (14.55%) NFC
2 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.64%) SAN
3 2 (3.64%) Intranet
4 1 (1.82%) Internet
4 1 (1.82%) 3G
4 1 (1.82%) LTE
4 1 (1.82%) Firewall
4 1 (1.82%) TETRA
4 1 (1.82%) VLAN
4 1 (1.82%) DMZ
4 1 (1.82%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.82%) GSM
4 1 (1.82%) DNS
4 1 (1.82%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (38.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (21.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.64%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (3.64%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.82%) OLTP
8 1 (1.82%) OLAP
8 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (25.45%) NUnit
1 14 (25.45%) MSTest
2 13 (23.64%) Visual Studio
2 13 (23.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (18.18%) WiX
3 10 (18.18%) MSBuild
4 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.82%) Subversion
6 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 15 (27.27%) Banking
2 13 (23.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (61.82%) Developer
2 15 (27.27%) C# Developer
3 10 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 9 (16.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (14.55%) Programmer
6 6 (10.91%) DBA
6 6 (10.91%) Senior Developer
6 6 (10.91%) Administrator
7 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Software Team Leader
8 4 (7.27%) Team Leader
8 4 (7.27%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) SQL DBA
8 4 (7.27%) Software Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Software Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.45%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.45%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (67.27%) .NET
2 26 (47.27%) ASP.NET
3 24 (43.64%) WCF
4 23 (41.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 18 (32.73%) .NET Framework
6 16 (29.09%) LINQ
7 15 (27.27%) WPF
8 14 (25.45%) XML
9 13 (23.64%) HTML
9 13 (23.64%) CSS
10 10 (18.18%) Java ME
10 10 (18.18%) jQuery
11 8 (14.55%) XSLT
12 6 (10.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 6 (10.91%) CSS3
12 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 4 (7.27%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (7.27%) AngularJS
13 4 (7.27%) HTML5
14 3 (5.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.45%) Replication
2 3 (5.45%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (3.64%) Statistics
4 1 (1.82%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Ergonomics
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.82%) Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 19 (34.55%) Windows
2 11 (20.00%) Android
3 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (16.36%) Apple iOS
4 8 (14.55%) Windows Phone
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.45%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.45%) Linux
7 2 (3.64%) UNIX
7 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.82%) MVC
2 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (30.91%) Software Engineering
4 15 (27.27%) TDD
5 11 (20.00%) Scrum
6 9 (16.36%) Regression Testing
7 8 (14.55%) Multithreading
8 7 (12.73%) OO
9 6 (10.91%) Project Management
9 6 (10.91%) Web Design
9 6 (10.91%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (9.09%) MVVM
10 5 (9.09%) Unit Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Mentoring
11 4 (7.27%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (5.45%) Dependency Injection
13 2 (3.64%) Capacity Planning
13 2 (3.64%) Business Continuity
14 1 (1.82%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (69.09%) C#
2 19 (34.55%) SQL
3 13 (23.64%) XAML
4 10 (18.18%) PowerShell
4 10 (18.18%) Java
5 9 (16.36%) T-SQL
6 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.64%) VB
7 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.64%) VB6
8 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.45%) MCSA
3 1 (1.82%) ISEB
3 1 (1.82%) MCP
3 1 (1.82%) MCSE
3 1 (1.82%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.64%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) SCCM
1 2 (3.64%) SCOM
1 2 (3.64%) SCVMM
1 2 (3.64%) Nagios
2 1 (1.82%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.82%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.55%) Telerik
3 4 (7.27%) Facebook
4 3 (5.45%) Citrix
4 3 (5.45%) VMware
5 2 (3.64%) Websense
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle
5 2 (3.64%) Sybase
5 2 (3.64%) SAP
5 2 (3.64%) Veeam
6 1 (1.82%) FalconStor
6 1 (1.82%) HP
6 1 (1.82%) Dell
6 1 (1.82%) Veritas
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