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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 38 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 92 87 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.11% 5.44% 8.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 16.64% 14.48% 22.02%
Number of salaries quoted 82 76 161
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 £47,000
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
553 601 813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 30.71% 37.59% 38.06%
Number of salaries quoted 478 472 684
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 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -11 17 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Macclesfield -11 15 £40,000 +3.22% 1
Wilmslow +4 14 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Chester +12 10 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Crewe +24 8 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Knutsford +4 6 £48,500 +73.21%
Nantwich - 2 £30,000 -
Runcorn - 1 £30,000 -
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 186 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 117 (62.90%) SQL
3 107 (57.53%) .NET
4 99 (53.23%) C#
4 99 (53.23%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (47.85%) ASP.NET
6 87 (46.77%) T-SQL
7 83 (44.62%) Microsoft
8 75 (40.32%) HTML
9 73 (39.25%) CSS
10 70 (37.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 67 (36.02%) MVC
12 64 (34.41%) jQuery
13 63 (33.87%) WCF
13 63 (33.87%) MS Excel
14 60 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
14 60 (32.26%) SQL Server 2012
15 58 (31.18%) ASP.NET MVC
15 58 (31.18%) Windows
16 53 (28.49%) Finance
17 47 (25.27%) JavaScript
18 42 (22.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 38 (20.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 37 (19.89%) .NET Framework
20 37 (19.89%) HTML5
20 37 (19.89%) TDD
21 36 (19.35%) Scrum
21 36 (19.35%) JSON
22 34 (18.28%) Visual Studio
23 31 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 26 (13.98%) NServiceBus
2 11 (5.91%) IIS
3 7 (3.76%) CMS
4 5 (2.69%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.15%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.08%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle 9iAS
Applications
1 63 (33.87%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.76%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.61%) MS Office
4 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.30%) DHCP
1 8 (4.30%) DNS
2 6 (3.23%) VoIP
3 5 (2.69%) VPN
3 5 (2.69%) DMZ
3 5 (2.69%) Firewall
3 5 (2.69%) VLAN
4 3 (1.61%) iSCSI
4 3 (1.61%) SAN
5 2 (1.08%) HTTP
6 1 (0.54%) Intranet
6 1 (0.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 70 (37.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 60 (32.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 38 (20.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (9.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (9.14%) Relational Database
7 13 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (4.30%) DTS
8 8 (4.30%) SQL Server 2000
8 8 (4.30%) Oracle Database
9 7 (3.76%) MongoDB
9 7 (3.76%) MySQL
9 7 (3.76%) MS Access
10 5 (2.69%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (2.69%) OLAP
10 5 (2.69%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (2.69%) OLAP Cube
10 5 (2.69%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (2.15%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 60 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (18.28%) Visual Studio
3 26 (13.98%) SpecFlow
3 26 (13.98%) Selenium
4 22 (11.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 11 (5.91%) JIRA
6 6 (3.23%) Subversion
7 5 (2.69%) NUnit
8 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.54%) CruiseControl
General
1 53 (28.49%) Finance
2 6 (3.23%) Banking
2 6 (3.23%) Retail
3 3 (1.61%) Back Office
4 2 (1.08%) Games
4 2 (1.08%) Marketing
5 1 (0.54%) Local Government
5 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 93 (50.00%) Developer
2 55 (29.57%) .NET Developer
3 41 (22.04%) DBA
4 35 (18.82%) Analyst
5 33 (17.74%) SQL DBA
6 26 (13.98%) Programmer
7 24 (12.90%) Analyst Programmer
7 24 (12.90%) .NET Programmer
8 22 (11.83%) .NET Analyst Programmer
9 17 (9.14%) SQL Server DBA
10 14 (7.53%) SQL Developer
11 8 (4.30%) Junior
12 7 (3.76%) Senior Developer
12 7 (3.76%) Junior Developer
12 7 (3.76%) Data Integration Specialist
12 7 (3.76%) Lead Analyst Programmer
12 7 (3.76%) Lead Programmer
13 6 (3.23%) Integration Specialist
13 6 (3.23%) C# Developer
13 6 (3.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (57.53%) .NET
2 89 (47.85%) ASP.NET
3 75 (40.32%) HTML
4 73 (39.25%) CSS
5 64 (34.41%) jQuery
6 63 (33.87%) WCF
7 58 (31.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 42 (22.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 37 (19.89%) HTML5
9 37 (19.89%) .NET Framework
10 36 (19.35%) JSON
11 28 (15.05%) NHibernate
12 27 (14.52%) CSS3
13 26 (13.98%) Castle Windsor
13 26 (13.98%) WPF
13 26 (13.98%) AngularJS
14 22 (11.83%) XML
15 20 (10.75%) Web Services
15 20 (10.75%) LINQ
16 19 (10.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.13%) Replication
2 26 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (13.44%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (7.53%) Statistics
5 9 (4.84%) Clustering
6 8 (4.30%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.61%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (1.61%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.61%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.61%) NHS
7 3 (1.61%) W3C
8 2 (1.08%) Blog
9 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 58 (31.18%) Windows
2 10 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (3.23%) Windows XP
4 5 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.15%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.61%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.54%) Linux
7 1 (0.54%) SUSE
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (53.23%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (36.02%) MVC
3 37 (19.89%) TDD
4 36 (19.35%) Scrum
5 30 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
6 18 (9.68%) Data Transformation
7 17 (9.14%) SOA
8 15 (8.06%) ETL
8 15 (8.06%) MVVM
9 13 (6.99%) Unit Testing
10 11 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (5.91%) Data Modelling
11 10 (5.38%) OO
12 9 (4.84%) Mentoring
13 8 (4.30%) Web Development
13 8 (4.30%) Capacity Planning
13 8 (4.30%) Project Management
13 8 (4.30%) Migration
14 7 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (62.90%) SQL
2 99 (53.23%) C#
3 87 (46.77%) T-SQL
4 47 (25.27%) JavaScript
5 30 (16.13%) VB.NET
6 15 (8.06%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.15%) VB
8 3 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.08%) VBA
9 2 (1.08%) Java
10 1 (0.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (9.14%) Degree
2 11 (5.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.15%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.61%) MCSE
6 2 (1.08%) MCDBA
6 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.76%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.30%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.15%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.15%) XenApp
3 4 (2.15%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.61%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.54%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 83 (44.62%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.99%) Oracle
3 12 (6.45%) VMware
4 9 (4.84%) Citrix
5 8 (4.30%) ServiceNow
6 7 (3.76%) Informatica
7 6 (3.23%) Teradata
8 5 (2.69%) Avaya
8 5 (2.69%) Juniper
9 4 (2.15%) Cognos
9 4 (2.15%) Sage
10 3 (1.61%) HP
10 3 (1.61%) Cisco
10 3 (1.61%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (1.61%) Open Text
10 3 (1.61%) Vertica
11 2 (1.08%) Primavera
11 2 (1.08%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.54%) JD Edwards
12 1 (0.54%) SAP
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