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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 53 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +6
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 72 115 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.09% 6.74% 5.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.35% 18.43% 15.78%
Number of salaries quoted 67 89 97
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,600 £50,000 £40,000
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
583 624 678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 33.13% 36.60% 37.31%
Number of salaries quoted 481 499 561
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 £32,000 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 July 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 July 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
Warrington +29 41 £40,000 +17.64% 4
Knutsford -2 12 £36,250 -27.50%
Macclesfield +2 5 £42,500 +13.33%
Wilmslow - 3 £40,000 -
Crewe -21 2 £22,000 -30.15%
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 171 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 123 (71.93%) SQL
3 99 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 89 (52.05%) T-SQL
5 75 (43.86%) Finance
6 65 (38.01%) .NET
6 65 (38.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 59 (34.50%) C#
8 58 (33.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 53 (30.99%) ASP.NET
10 52 (30.41%) Windows
11 49 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (23.98%) HTML
13 40 (23.39%) jQuery
14 38 (22.22%) MS Excel
14 38 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
15 37 (21.64%) CSS
15 37 (21.64%) Visual Studio
16 36 (21.05%) JavaScript
17 35 (20.47%) ETL
17 35 (20.47%) Business Intelligence
18 34 (19.88%) Replication
18 34 (19.88%) Team Foundation Server
19 33 (19.30%) MVC
20 32 (18.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 31 (18.13%) SQL Server 2005
22 29 (16.96%) .NET Framework
23 26 (15.20%) Data Warehouse
23 26 (15.20%) ASP.NET MVC
23 26 (15.20%) Twitter Bootstrap

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (4.68%) Oracle 9iAS
1 8 (4.68%) Oracle Application Server
2 7 (4.09%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.92%) IIS
5 4 (2.34%) NServiceBus
6 3 (1.75%) Lync
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.58%) CMS
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 38 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.92%) MS Office
3 3 (1.75%) ProjectWise
4 2 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.58%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (9.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (5.26%) Dynamics GP
3 7 (4.09%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (1.75%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.09%) DHCP
2 6 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.51%) DNS
3 5 (2.92%) Internet
4 4 (2.34%) LAN
4 4 (2.34%) WAN
5 3 (1.75%) ATM
6 2 (1.17%) VoIP
6 2 (1.17%) VPN
6 2 (1.17%) Firewall
6 2 (1.17%) VLAN
6 2 (1.17%) DMZ
6 2 (1.17%) Intranet
7 1 (0.58%) NAS
7 1 (0.58%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 65 (38.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 58 (33.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 32 (18.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (18.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 26 (15.20%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (8.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (7.02%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (7.02%) SQL Server 2000
8 12 (7.02%) Oracle Database 10g
8 12 (7.02%) Oracle Database
9 10 (5.85%) OLAP
10 9 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
11 8 (4.68%) OLAP Cube
12 6 (3.51%) Relational Database
13 4 (2.34%) PowerCenter
13 4 (2.34%) DB2
13 4 (2.34%) MySQL
13 4 (2.34%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 37 (21.64%) Visual Studio
2 34 (19.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (5.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (2.92%) JIRA
5 4 (2.34%) Selenium
5 4 (2.34%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.17%) MSTest
8 1 (0.58%) Subversion
8 1 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
General
1 75 (43.86%) Finance
2 5 (2.92%) Local Government
3 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 74 (43.27%) Developer
2 64 (37.43%) DBA
3 49 (28.65%) SQL DBA
4 42 (24.56%) .NET Developer
5 30 (17.54%) Administrator
6 27 (15.79%) Analyst
7 20 (11.70%) C# Developer
7 20 (11.70%) SQL Server DBA
8 18 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
9 17 (9.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 15 (8.77%) ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (7.02%) Support Analyst
12 10 (5.85%) Senior Developer
12 10 (5.85%) Senior .NET Developer
13 8 (4.68%) Junior
13 8 (4.68%) Software Developer
13 8 (4.68%) Junior Developer
14 7 (4.09%) SQL Developer
14 7 (4.09%) Junior Software Developer
14 7 (4.09%) Trainee
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (38.01%) .NET
2 53 (30.99%) ASP.NET
3 41 (23.98%) HTML
4 40 (23.39%) jQuery
5 37 (21.64%) CSS
6 29 (16.96%) .NET Framework
7 26 (15.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (15.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 24 (14.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 24 (14.04%) Web Services
9 23 (13.45%) LINQ
10 22 (12.87%) Ajax
10 22 (12.87%) AngularJS
11 18 (10.53%) Entity Framework
11 18 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
11 18 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
12 16 (9.36%) RESTful
12 16 (9.36%) Modernizr
13 15 (8.77%) HTML5
13 15 (8.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (19.88%) Replication
2 25 (14.62%) Clustering
3 19 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (8.77%) Statistics
5 7 (4.09%) NHS
5 7 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.51%) Data Integration
6 6 (3.51%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.92%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.92%) W3C
7 5 (2.92%) Tandem
7 5 (2.92%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.75%) Life Science
8 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.75%) User Experience
9 2 (1.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 52 (30.41%) Windows
2 22 (12.87%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.92%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.92%) Android
5 4 (2.34%) Linux
6 3 (1.75%) SUSE
6 3 (1.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 35 (20.47%) ETL
3 35 (20.47%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (19.30%) MVC
5 22 (12.87%) OO
6 21 (12.28%) Scrum
7 19 (11.11%) TDD
8 18 (10.53%) CRM
8 18 (10.53%) Database Mirroring
8 18 (10.53%) SDLC
9 15 (8.77%) Unit Testing
10 14 (8.19%) Capacity Planning
10 14 (8.19%) OOP
10 14 (8.19%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (5.85%) Web Development
13 9 (5.26%) Migration
13 9 (5.26%) Business Analysis
13 9 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 123 (71.93%) SQL
2 89 (52.05%) T-SQL
3 59 (34.50%) C#
4 36 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 15 (8.77%) VB.NET
6 12 (7.02%) VB
7 11 (6.43%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.34%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.34%) Java
9 3 (1.75%) Prolog
10 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (8.77%) Degree
2 12 (7.02%) MCITP
3 9 (5.26%) MCDBA
4 3 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.75%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.75%) OCP
4 3 (1.75%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (1.75%) MCTS
5 1 (0.58%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.85%) SLA
2 5 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (1.75%) Backup Exec
1 3 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (1.75%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 99 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.60%) Hyperion
3 12 (7.02%) Oracle
4 9 (5.26%) SAP
4 9 (5.26%) Cognos
4 9 (5.26%) JD Edwards
4 9 (5.26%) Sage
5 6 (3.51%) VMware
6 4 (2.34%) Informatica
6 4 (2.34%) DevExpress
7 3 (1.75%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.75%) HP
7 3 (1.75%) CommVault
7 3 (1.75%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.17%) Citrix
8 2 (1.17%) Avaya
8 2 (1.17%) Juniper
9 1 (0.58%) Dell
9 1 (0.58%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.58%) Tableau
Frodsham, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Talent International
Salary: £30000.00 - £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + up to 20% Bonus, 10% Pension etc.
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 12 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Frontline Consultancy
Posted: 17 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: 23 days ago