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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 30 38 29
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 114 91 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.15% 5.67% 7.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 18.66% 16.22% 21.19%
Number of salaries quoted 103 77 130
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 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,200 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
611 561 722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.97% 34.95% 36.30%
Number of salaries quoted 506 456 564
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 £30,000 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -2 28 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Macclesfield +5 26 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Wilmslow +8 13 £40,000 +6.66%
Crewe +20 10 £45,000 +28.57%
Knutsford +6 10 £48,500 +73.21%
Chester +3 6 £20,000 -43.66% 1
Alderley Edge - 2 £35,000 -
Runcorn - 1 £30,000 -
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 199 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 131 (65.83%) SQL
3 103 (51.76%) T-SQL
4 101 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (49.75%) .NET
6 91 (45.73%) C#
7 90 (45.23%) Microsoft
8 86 (43.22%) ASP.NET
9 77 (38.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 72 (36.18%) Windows
11 69 (34.67%) SQL Server 2012
12 67 (33.67%) MS Excel
12 67 (33.67%) HTML
12 67 (33.67%) Finance
13 64 (32.16%) CSS
14 62 (31.16%) MVC
15 58 (29.15%) jQuery
16 54 (27.14%) Team Foundation Server
17 52 (26.13%) WCF
18 51 (25.63%) ASP.NET MVC
19 45 (22.61%) Replication
20 44 (22.11%) Performance Tuning
21 43 (21.61%) JavaScript
22 39 (19.60%) Scrum
23 37 (18.59%) Visual Studio
24 36 (18.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 35 (17.59%) HTML5
26 34 (17.09%) JSON
27 33 (16.58%) TDD
27 33 (16.58%) VB.NET

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 22 (11.06%) NServiceBus
2 7 (3.52%) IIS
3 5 (2.51%) CMS
4 3 (1.51%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.51%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle 9iAS
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 67 (33.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.52%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.01%) MS Office
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.01%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.51%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.02%) DHCP
1 6 (3.02%) DNS
2 5 (2.51%) DMZ
2 5 (2.51%) VoIP
2 5 (2.51%) Firewall
2 5 (2.51%) VLAN
2 5 (2.51%) VPN
3 2 (1.01%) ATM
3 2 (1.01%) HTTP
4 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.50%) Intranet
4 1 (0.50%) Internet
4 1 (0.50%) SAN
4 1 (0.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 77 (38.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 69 (34.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (14.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 28 (14.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (8.54%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (8.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (6.03%) SQL Server 2000
7 11 (5.53%) Relational Database
8 9 (4.52%) OLAP
9 8 (4.02%) MySQL
9 8 (4.02%) OLAP Cube
10 7 (3.52%) Oracle Database
10 7 (3.52%) MongoDB
10 7 (3.52%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (2.51%) DTS
11 5 (2.51%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (2.01%) Big Data
12 4 (2.01%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 54 (27.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (18.59%) Visual Studio
3 22 (11.06%) SpecFlow
3 22 (11.06%) Selenium
4 20 (10.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 13 (6.53%) JIRA
6 5 (2.51%) NUnit
7 4 (2.01%) Subversion
8 2 (1.01%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.50%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 67 (33.67%) Finance
2 6 (3.02%) Banking
3 4 (2.01%) Retail
4 3 (1.51%) Local Government
4 3 (1.51%) Back Office
5 2 (1.01%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 84 (42.21%) Developer
2 66 (33.17%) DBA
3 57 (28.64%) .NET Developer
4 55 (27.64%) SQL DBA
5 35 (17.59%) Analyst
6 30 (15.08%) SQL Server DBA
7 22 (11.06%) Programmer
8 20 (10.05%) Analyst Programmer
8 20 (10.05%) .NET Programmer
9 18 (9.05%) .NET Analyst Programmer
10 16 (8.04%) Administrator
11 11 (5.53%) C# Developer
11 11 (5.53%) Senior Developer
12 9 (4.52%) Senior .NET Developer
12 9 (4.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 9 (4.52%) C# .NET Developer
13 7 (3.52%) Data Integration Specialist
13 7 (3.52%) SQL Developer
14 6 (3.02%) Support Analyst
14 6 (3.02%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (49.75%) .NET
2 86 (43.22%) ASP.NET
3 67 (33.67%) HTML
4 64 (32.16%) CSS
5 58 (29.15%) jQuery
6 52 (26.13%) WCF
7 51 (25.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 36 (18.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 35 (17.59%) HTML5
10 34 (17.09%) JSON
11 30 (15.08%) .NET Framework
12 26 (13.07%) NHibernate
13 25 (12.56%) XML
14 24 (12.06%) AngularJS
15 23 (11.56%) WPF
15 23 (11.56%) LINQ
15 23 (11.56%) CSS3
16 22 (11.06%) Castle Windsor
17 19 (9.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 18 (9.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (22.61%) Replication
2 27 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (13.07%) Statistics
4 21 (10.55%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (10.05%) Clustering
6 11 (5.53%) Data Integration
7 6 (3.02%) N-Tier
7 6 (3.02%) NHS
7 6 (3.02%) W3C
8 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.51%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.01%) Tandem
10 2 (1.01%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (36.18%) Windows
2 7 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.51%) Windows XP
3 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.01%) Linux
4 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.51%) SUSE
6 1 (0.50%) Android
6 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (31.16%) MVC
3 44 (22.11%) Performance Tuning
4 39 (19.60%) Scrum
5 33 (16.58%) TDD
6 27 (13.57%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (11.06%) ETL
9 21 (10.55%) Data Transformation
10 20 (10.05%) SOA
11 16 (8.04%) MVVM
12 14 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (6.53%) Unit Testing
14 12 (6.03%) CRM
15 11 (5.53%) Data Modelling
16 10 (5.03%) Business Analysis
16 10 (5.03%) Capacity Planning
17 9 (4.52%) Project Management
18 8 (4.02%) Software Engineering
19 7 (3.52%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 131 (65.83%) SQL
2 103 (51.76%) T-SQL
3 91 (45.73%) C#
4 43 (21.61%) JavaScript
5 33 (16.58%) VB.NET
6 18 (9.05%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.52%) VB
8 5 (2.51%) Java
9 2 (1.01%) VBA
10 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (9.55%) Degree
2 13 (6.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.52%) MCITP
3 7 (3.52%) MCDBA
4 4 (2.01%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.01%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.01%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.02%) SLA
2 3 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.51%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (1.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (1.51%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 90 (45.23%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.03%) Informatica
2 10 (5.03%) Oracle
3 8 (4.02%) ServiceNow
4 6 (3.02%) VMware
4 6 (3.02%) Teradata
5 5 (2.51%) Citrix
5 5 (2.51%) Avaya
5 5 (2.51%) Juniper
6 4 (2.01%) Cognos
6 4 (2.01%) Sage
6 4 (2.01%) Vertica
7 3 (1.51%) JD Edwards
7 3 (1.51%) SAP
7 3 (1.51%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.01%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.01%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.50%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.50%) Tableau
9 1 (0.50%) Talend
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + 15% bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warrington
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Macclesfield
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago