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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 88 85 62
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -23
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 27 42 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.81% 2.36% 3.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.80% 8.02% 11.85%
Number of salaries quoted 27 41 67
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +47.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,800 £45,000 £42,700
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
397 524 574
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 26.59% 29.39% 29.27%
Number of salaries quoted 355 462 537
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,750 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.26%

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 27 April 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Cambridge

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 57 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (73.68%) C#
3 41 (71.93%) .NET
4 31 (54.39%) ASP.NET
5 28 (49.12%) HTML
6 27 (47.37%) CSS
7 26 (45.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (43.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (43.86%) MVC
9 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
10 20 (35.09%) WCF
11 19 (33.33%) Windows
11 19 (33.33%) SQL
12 18 (31.58%) jQuery
13 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (26.32%) .NET Framework
14 12 (21.05%) Project Management
15 11 (19.30%) OO
15 11 (19.30%) T-SQL
15 11 (19.30%) Software Engineering
15 11 (19.30%) Entity Framework
16 10 (17.54%) CSS3
16 10 (17.54%) Responsive Web Design
16 10 (17.54%) Web Design
17 9 (15.79%) Finance
17 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
17 9 (15.79%) Visual Studio
18 8 (14.04%) XML
18 8 (14.04%) XAML
18 8 (14.04%) NUnit

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 3 (5.26%) JBoss
1 3 (5.26%) Apache
2 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.51%) SSL
3 1 (1.75%) Intranet
3 1 (1.75%) 3G
3 1 (1.75%) TETRA
3 1 (1.75%) LTE
3 1 (1.75%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.75%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (45.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 3 (5.26%) MySQL
7 2 (3.51%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.75%) OLAP
8 1 (1.75%) OLTP
8 1 (1.75%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 8 (14.04%) NUnit
2 8 (14.04%) MSTest
3 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.75%) Subversion
4 1 (1.75%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Marketing
3 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Electronics
4 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (73.68%) Developer
2 17 (29.82%) C# Developer
3 15 (26.32%) C# .NET Developer
4 14 (24.56%) AWS Developer
4 14 (24.56%) Programmer
4 14 (24.56%) .NET Developer
5 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (17.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Software Developer
7 5 (8.77%) DBA
7 5 (8.77%) Senior Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Senior Programmer
9 3 (5.26%) SQL DBA
9 3 (5.26%) Administrator
9 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
10 2 (3.51%) Consultant
10 2 (3.51%) SQL Developer
10 2 (3.51%) Sybase DBA
10 2 (3.51%) Database Manager
10 2 (3.51%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (71.93%) .NET
2 31 (54.39%) ASP.NET
3 28 (49.12%) HTML
4 27 (47.37%) CSS
5 25 (43.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 20 (35.09%) WCF
7 18 (31.58%) jQuery
8 15 (26.32%) .NET Framework
9 11 (19.30%) Entity Framework
10 10 (17.54%) CSS3
11 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 8 (14.04%) WPF
11 8 (14.04%) LINQ
11 8 (14.04%) XML
12 7 (12.28%) HTML5
12 7 (12.28%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (12.28%) AngularJS
13 6 (10.53%) REST
14 3 (5.26%) Razor View Engine
15 2 (3.51%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Replication
1 5 (8.77%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (3.51%) Clustering
2 2 (3.51%) DTV
2 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.75%) Ergonomics
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.75%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.02%) UNIX
4 3 (5.26%) Linux
4 3 (5.26%) CentOS
4 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.75%) Android
6 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.86%) MVC
2 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (21.05%) Project Management
4 11 (19.30%) OO
4 11 (19.30%) Software Engineering
5 10 (17.54%) Responsive Web Design
5 10 (17.54%) Web Design
6 6 (10.53%) Unit Testing
6 6 (10.53%) Dependency Injection
6 6 (10.53%) Mobile Development
7 4 (7.02%) MVVM
7 4 (7.02%) TDD
7 4 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (7.02%) ITIL
8 3 (5.26%) CRM
8 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.51%) Data Management
9 2 (3.51%) Campaign Analysis
9 2 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 42 (73.68%) C#
2 19 (33.33%) SQL
3 11 (19.30%) T-SQL
4 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 8 (14.04%) XAML
6 5 (8.77%) Java
7 3 (5.26%) Perl
7 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.51%) Ruby
8 2 (3.51%) VB
8 2 (3.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) RHCE
1 3 (5.26%) LPIC
2 2 (3.51%) Degree
3 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) ISEB
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.75%) MCTS
3 1 (1.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Xen
1 3 (5.26%) Postfix
1 3 (5.26%) KVM
1 3 (5.26%) iptables
2 2 (3.51%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Nagios
1 2 (3.51%) SCCM
1 2 (3.51%) SCOM
1 2 (3.51%) SCVMM
1 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.51%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.75%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) SAP
3 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.51%) Sybase
5 1 (1.75%) Sun
5 1 (1.75%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) Rackspace
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