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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 57 35 31
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 65 120 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.79% 6.60% 6.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.96% 17.67% 15.55%
Number of salaries quoted 61 101 101
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £49,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
SQL Server 2008
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
593 679 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 34.60% 37.35% 39.26%
Number of salaries quoted 489 544 563
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Cheshire

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Cheshire

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 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
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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
Warrington +14 32 £40,000 +7.38% 2
Knutsford +2 13 £40,000 -20.00%
Macclesfield +8 4 £42,500 +16.43% 1
Crewe -19 4 £45,000 +38.46%
Wilmslow 0 3 £40,000 -3.03% 1
Chester -22 3 £42,000 +12.00% 3
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

1 139 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 99 (71.22%) SQL
3 85 (61.15%) Microsoft
4 65 (46.76%) T-SQL
5 63 (45.32%) Finance
6 54 (38.85%) .NET
6 54 (38.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 52 (37.41%) C#
8 47 (33.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 43 (30.94%) ASP.NET
9 43 (30.94%) Windows
10 39 (28.06%) HTML
11 36 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (24.46%) jQuery
12 34 (24.46%) Performance Tuning
13 33 (23.74%) Visual Studio
14 32 (23.02%) JavaScript
15 31 (22.30%) CSS
15 31 (22.30%) Business Intelligence
15 31 (22.30%) ETL
16 30 (21.58%) Web Services
16 30 (21.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 28 (20.14%) .NET Framework
17 28 (20.14%) SQL Server 2005
17 28 (20.14%) Replication
18 27 (19.42%) MS Excel
19 26 (18.71%) MVC
20 25 (17.99%) Team Foundation Server
21 24 (17.27%) Data Warehouse
22 23 (16.55%) OO

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 10 (7.19%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.76%) Oracle 9iAS
2 8 (5.76%) Oracle Application Server
3 7 (5.04%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.88%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (2.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.16%) Lync
6 2 (1.44%) NServiceBus
6 2 (1.44%) IIS
Applications
1 27 (19.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.16%) ProjectWise
2 3 (2.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (10.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (5.04%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (5.04%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (2.88%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (2.16%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (5.04%) Office 365
2 2 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.76%) Internet
2 6 (4.32%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.60%) DHCP
3 5 (3.60%) Intranet
4 4 (2.88%) DNS
4 4 (2.88%) LAN
4 4 (2.88%) WAN
5 3 (2.16%) ATM
6 1 (0.72%) VoIP
6 1 (0.72%) SAN
6 1 (0.72%) DMZ
6 1 (0.72%) VPN
6 1 (0.72%) Firewall
6 1 (0.72%) VLAN
6 1 (0.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (38.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (33.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (21.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (20.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 24 (17.27%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (10.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (8.63%) SQL Server 2000
9 9 (6.47%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (6.47%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (6.47%) Oracle Database
10 8 (5.76%) Oracle9i Database
11 7 (5.04%) OLAP
11 7 (5.04%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (4.32%) Relational Database
12 6 (4.32%) OLAP Cube
13 3 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (2.16%) MySQL
14 2 (1.44%) PowerCenter
14 2 (1.44%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 33 (23.74%) Visual Studio
2 25 (17.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (6.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.44%) MSTest
5 2 (1.44%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.44%) Selenium
6 1 (0.72%) JIRA
General
1 63 (45.32%) Finance
2 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.16%) Local Government
3 2 (1.44%) Retail
4 1 (0.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 68 (48.92%) Developer
2 50 (35.97%) DBA
3 36 (25.90%) .NET Developer
4 35 (25.18%) SQL DBA
5 26 (18.71%) Administrator
6 17 (12.23%) Analyst
7 15 (10.79%) C# Developer
7 15 (10.79%) ASP.NET Developer
7 15 (10.79%) C# .NET Developer
8 14 (10.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (8.63%) SQL Server DBA
10 8 (5.76%) Junior
10 8 (5.76%) Senior Developer
10 8 (5.76%) Junior Developer
10 8 (5.76%) SQL Developer
10 8 (5.76%) Senior .NET Developer
11 7 (5.04%) Junior Software Developer
11 7 (5.04%) SharePoint Developer
11 7 (5.04%) Trainee
11 7 (5.04%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (38.85%) .NET
2 43 (30.94%) ASP.NET
3 39 (28.06%) HTML
4 34 (24.46%) jQuery
5 31 (22.30%) CSS
6 30 (21.58%) Web Services
7 28 (20.14%) .NET Framework
8 23 (16.55%) Ajax
9 22 (15.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 21 (15.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 20 (14.39%) AngularJS
11 20 (14.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (14.39%) LINQ
12 18 (12.95%) Entity Framework
12 18 (12.95%) ASP.NET Web API
12 18 (12.95%) KnockoutJS
13 16 (11.51%) Modernizr
13 16 (11.51%) RESTful
14 13 (9.35%) XML
15 12 (8.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.14%) Replication
2 21 (15.11%) Clustering
3 14 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.91%) Statistics
5 6 (4.32%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.60%) NHS
6 5 (3.60%) Tandem
6 5 (3.60%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.16%) Life Science
7 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.44%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.44%) User Experience
8 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.44%) W3C
8 2 (1.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 43 (30.94%) Windows
2 21 (15.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.60%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.60%) Android
5 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.72%) SUSE
6 1 (0.72%) Linux
6 1 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (24.46%) Performance Tuning
3 31 (22.30%) ETL
3 31 (22.30%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (18.71%) MVC
5 23 (16.55%) OO
6 18 (12.95%) SDLC
7 17 (12.23%) TDD
8 16 (11.51%) Database Mirroring
9 15 (10.79%) CRM
10 13 (9.35%) Scrum
11 12 (8.63%) Migration
11 12 (8.63%) Unit Testing
12 11 (7.91%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (7.91%) OOP
12 11 (7.91%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (7.19%) Web Development
14 9 (6.47%) Business Analysis
14 9 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (5.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 99 (71.22%) SQL
2 65 (46.76%) T-SQL
3 52 (37.41%) C#
4 32 (23.02%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.19%) PowerShell
6 9 (6.47%) VB
7 8 (5.76%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.16%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.16%) Prolog
9 2 (1.44%) C++
9 2 (1.44%) Java
10 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (7.91%) Degree
2 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (6.47%) MCITP
4 6 (4.32%) MCDBA
5 3 (2.16%) OCP
5 3 (2.16%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (2.16%) MCTS
6 1 (0.72%) ISEB
6 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.19%) SLA
2 5 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.88%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.72%) XenApp
4 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.72%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 85 (61.15%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.91%) Hyperion
3 9 (6.47%) Oracle
4 7 (5.04%) SAP
4 7 (5.04%) Cognos
4 7 (5.04%) JD Edwards
4 7 (5.04%) Sage
5 4 (2.88%) VMware
5 4 (2.88%) DevExpress
6 3 (2.16%) CommVault
6 3 (2.16%) HP
7 2 (1.44%) Informatica
8 1 (0.72%) Dell
8 1 (0.72%) Citrix
8 1 (0.72%) Red Gate
Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Erin Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: 14 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: 26 days ago