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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 65 35 25
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -10
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 37 114 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.88% 6.19% 7.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.30% 18.91% 20.48%
Number of salaries quoted 37 102 97
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,100 £32,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,000 £42,200
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
398 603 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 31.00% 32.72% 38.75%
Number of salaries quoted 363 510 484
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 +6 21 £52,500 +50.00%
Macclesfield +5 4 £38,750 -3.12%
Knutsford -1 4 £30,750 -36.59%
Wilmslow -2 3 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Chester -6 2 £37,500 - 2
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 112 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 87 (77.68%) SQL
3 54 (48.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 49 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 48 (42.86%) Finance
6 47 (41.96%) .NET
7 43 (38.39%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (36.61%) C#
9 35 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
10 31 (27.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 31 (27.68%) T-SQL
11 30 (26.79%) SQL Server 2012
12 26 (23.21%) ASP.NET
13 25 (22.32%) Resource Management
14 23 (20.54%) Performance Tuning
15 22 (19.64%) JavaScript
16 21 (18.75%) VB.NET
17 20 (17.86%) ETL
17 20 (17.86%) Visual Studio
18 19 (16.96%) MVC
18 19 (16.96%) Replication
18 19 (16.96%) jQuery
18 19 (16.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 18 (16.07%) WCF
19 18 (16.07%) Windows
20 17 (15.18%) Waterfall
21 16 (14.29%) CSS
21 16 (14.29%) Web Services
22 15 (13.39%) Team Foundation Server
23 13 (11.61%) Clustering

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 13 (11.61%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.93%) IIS
3 7 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (4.46%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (4.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (4.46%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.68%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.79%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (11.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.46%) Office 365
2 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.14%) DHCP
1 8 (7.14%) DNS
1 8 (7.14%) Firewall
1 8 (7.14%) Internet
2 5 (4.46%) DMZ
2 5 (4.46%) VLAN
2 5 (4.46%) VoIP
2 5 (4.46%) VPN
3 2 (1.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (48.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (27.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (26.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (16.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (11.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (7.14%) Relational Database
8 7 (6.25%) OLAP
9 6 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (2.68%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (2.68%) MS Access
12 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.89%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.89%) MySQL
13 1 (0.89%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 20 (17.86%) Visual Studio
2 15 (13.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.68%) Mercurial
General
1 48 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (4.46%) Advertising
2 5 (4.46%) Banking
3 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (58.93%) Developer
2 35 (31.25%) SQL Developer
3 27 (24.11%) .NET Developer
4 25 (22.32%) Senior Developer
5 24 (21.43%) Senior SQL Developer
6 21 (18.75%) DBA
7 20 (17.86%) SQL DBA
8 16 (14.29%) C# Developer
9 14 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 14 (12.50%) Lead Developer
10 13 (11.61%) C# .NET Developer
10 13 (11.61%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
10 13 (11.61%) SQL BI Developer
11 12 (10.71%) Business Intelligence Manager
11 12 (10.71%) Development Manager
12 11 (9.82%) Software Development Manager
12 11 (9.82%) Software Manager
12 11 (9.82%) SQL Server Developer
13 8 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 7 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (41.96%) .NET
2 26 (23.21%) ASP.NET
3 19 (16.96%) jQuery
4 18 (16.07%) WCF
5 16 (14.29%) CSS
5 16 (14.29%) Web Services
6 11 (9.82%) HTML
7 8 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (6.25%) Ajax
8 7 (6.25%) XML
9 6 (5.36%) .NET Framework
9 6 (5.36%) AngularJS
10 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (3.57%) ADO
12 3 (2.68%) CSS3
12 3 (2.68%) HTML5
13 2 (1.79%) Entity Framework
13 2 (1.79%) Modernizr
13 2 (1.79%) REST
13 2 (1.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.96%) Replication
2 13 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.61%) Clustering
3 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.46%) N-Tier
3 5 (4.46%) PMI
4 4 (3.57%) Statistics
5 3 (2.68%) User Experience
6 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.79%) Tandem
7 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.07%) Windows
2 10 (8.93%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (38.39%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (22.32%) Resource Management
4 23 (20.54%) Performance Tuning
5 20 (17.86%) ETL
6 19 (16.96%) MVC
7 17 (15.18%) Waterfall
8 13 (11.61%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (11.61%) ETL Development
9 12 (10.71%) High Availability
9 12 (10.71%) Project Management
9 12 (10.71%) Web Development
10 11 (9.82%) SDLC
10 11 (9.82%) TDD
11 9 (8.04%) Database Mirroring
11 9 (8.04%) Software Engineering
12 8 (7.14%) OO
13 6 (5.36%) Database Tuning
13 6 (5.36%) Unit Testing
14 5 (4.46%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (77.68%) SQL
2 41 (36.61%) C#
3 31 (27.68%) T-SQL
4 22 (19.64%) JavaScript
5 21 (18.75%) VB.NET
6 13 (11.61%) PowerShell
7 9 (8.04%) VB
8 3 (2.68%) C++
8 3 (2.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (6.25%) Degree
2 5 (4.46%) PMI Certification
3 4 (3.57%) CCA
3 4 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (2.68%) MCITP
4 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.89%) MCPD
6 1 (0.89%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.57%) XenApp
3 2 (1.79%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.79%) vSphere
4 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.57%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 49 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.46%) VMware
3 4 (3.57%) Citrix
4 3 (2.68%) Cognos
4 3 (2.68%) Hyperion
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle
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