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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 50 41 26
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -15
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 81 98 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.23% 5.78% 9.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.84% 14.50% 23.75%
Number of salaries quoted 72 91 191
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 £30,200 £29,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
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
546 676 859
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.48% 39.86% 38.78%
Number of salaries quoted 480 551 745
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Macclesfield -9 18 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Wilmslow -4 13 £40,000 - 1
Chester +18 11 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Warrington -21 10 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Crewe +21 9 £37,500 -6.25%
Knutsford +2 3 £47,000 +67.85%
Nantwich - 2 £30,000 -
Runcorn - 2 £30,000 -
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 200 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 127 (63.50%) SQL
3 115 (57.50%) .NET
4 111 (55.50%) C#
5 98 (49.00%) Agile Software Development
6 93 (46.50%) ASP.NET
7 91 (45.50%) T-SQL
8 85 (42.50%) Microsoft
9 82 (41.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 73 (36.50%) HTML
11 71 (35.50%) CSS
12 68 (34.00%) MVC
13 67 (33.50%) WCF
14 66 (33.00%) jQuery
15 65 (32.50%) SQL Server 2012
16 62 (31.00%) Windows
17 60 (30.00%) MS Excel
18 56 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
19 53 (26.50%) ASP.NET MVC
19 53 (26.50%) JavaScript
20 47 (23.50%) Finance
21 45 (22.50%) SQL Server 2005
22 44 (22.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 44 (22.00%) .NET Framework
23 40 (20.00%) TDD
24 39 (19.50%) Visual Studio
24 39 (19.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 35 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
26 34 (17.00%) Performance Tuning
26 34 (17.00%) Replication

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 24 (12.00%) NServiceBus
2 11 (5.50%) IIS
3 7 (3.50%) CMS
4 6 (3.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.50%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.00%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle 9iAS
Applications
1 60 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.50%) SAN
2 5 (2.50%) DHCP
2 5 (2.50%) DNS
3 4 (2.00%) iSCSI
4 3 (1.50%) VoIP
5 2 (1.00%) HTTP
5 2 (1.00%) VPN
5 2 (1.00%) DMZ
5 2 (1.00%) Firewall
5 2 (1.00%) VLAN
6 1 (0.50%) Intranet
6 1 (0.50%) Internet
6 1 (0.50%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 82 (41.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 65 (32.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 45 (22.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 44 (22.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (9.50%) Relational Database
7 17 (8.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (5.00%) DTS
10 8 (4.00%) MongoDB
11 7 (3.50%) Oracle Database
11 7 (3.50%) MySQL
11 7 (3.50%) MS Access
11 7 (3.50%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (2.50%) OLTP
13 4 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (2.00%) Oracle9i Database
13 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (2.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 56 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (19.50%) Visual Studio
3 32 (16.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 24 (12.00%) SpecFlow
4 24 (12.00%) Selenium
5 11 (5.50%) JIRA
6 9 (4.50%) Subversion
7 5 (2.50%) NUnit
8 2 (1.00%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.50%) CruiseControl
General
1 47 (23.50%) Finance
2 8 (4.00%) Retail
3 6 (3.00%) Banking
4 5 (2.50%) Marketing
5 3 (1.50%) Back Office
6 2 (1.00%) Games
7 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 119 (59.50%) Developer
2 56 (28.00%) .NET Developer
3 41 (20.50%) DBA
4 33 (16.50%) SQL DBA
5 31 (15.50%) Analyst
6 23 (11.50%) Programmer
6 23 (11.50%) SQL Developer
7 22 (11.00%) Analyst Programmer
8 21 (10.50%) .NET Programmer
9 20 (10.00%) .NET Analyst Programmer
10 19 (9.50%) SQL Server DBA
11 10 (5.00%) Senior Developer
11 10 (5.00%) Software Developer
12 9 (4.50%) Junior
12 9 (4.50%) Web Developer
13 8 (4.00%) Junior Developer
14 7 (3.50%) SQL Server Developer
14 7 (3.50%) Senior .NET Developer
15 6 (3.00%) Lead Analyst Programmer
15 6 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (57.50%) .NET
2 93 (46.50%) ASP.NET
3 73 (36.50%) HTML
4 71 (35.50%) CSS
5 67 (33.50%) WCF
6 66 (33.00%) jQuery
7 53 (26.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 44 (22.00%) .NET Framework
9 39 (19.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 34 (17.00%) HTML5
11 33 (16.50%) NHibernate
12 32 (16.00%) WPF
13 29 (14.50%) JSON
14 26 (13.00%) CSS3
15 25 (12.50%) Web Services
16 24 (12.00%) Castle Windsor
16 24 (12.00%) AngularJS
17 19 (9.50%) LINQ
17 19 (9.50%) Ajax
18 18 (9.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.00%) Replication
2 23 (11.50%) Enterprise Software
3 22 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.50%) Statistics
5 12 (6.00%) Clustering
6 7 (3.50%) Blog
7 6 (3.00%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.00%) User Experience
9 3 (1.50%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (1.50%) Social Media
9 3 (1.50%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.50%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.00%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.50%) NHS
11 1 (0.50%) W3C
11 1 (0.50%) Open Source
11 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 62 (31.00%) Windows
2 8 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.50%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.00%) Android
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (49.00%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (34.00%) MVC
3 40 (20.00%) TDD
4 35 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (17.00%) Performance Tuning
6 30 (15.00%) Scrum
7 18 (9.00%) ETL
8 17 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (8.00%) SOA
10 15 (7.50%) OO
11 13 (6.50%) Data Transformation
11 13 (6.50%) MVVM
12 11 (5.50%) Mentoring
12 11 (5.50%) Data Modelling
13 10 (5.00%) Migration
13 10 (5.00%) BDD
14 9 (4.50%) Unit Testing
14 9 (4.50%) Web Development
14 9 (4.50%) ITIL
15 7 (3.50%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 127 (63.50%) SQL
2 111 (55.50%) C#
3 91 (45.50%) T-SQL
4 53 (26.50%) JavaScript
5 25 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 16 (8.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.00%) VB
8 3 (1.50%) VBA
8 3 (1.50%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.50%) PHP
9 1 (0.50%) C++
9 1 (0.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (5.50%) Degree
2 6 (3.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.50%) MCSE
5 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.00%) LiteSpeed
2 5 (2.50%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.50%) XenApp
2 5 (2.50%) XenDesktop
3 4 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.50%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 85 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.00%) Oracle
3 10 (5.00%) VMware
4 7 (3.50%) Citrix
5 6 (3.00%) Informatica
5 6 (3.00%) Teradata
6 4 (2.00%) Cisco
6 4 (2.00%) HP
7 3 (1.50%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.50%) Cognos
7 3 (1.50%) Sage
7 3 (1.50%) Open Text
7 3 (1.50%) Vertica
7 3 (1.50%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.00%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.00%) Primavera
8 2 (1.00%) Avaya
8 2 (1.00%) Juniper
9 1 (0.50%) EPiServer
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