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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 38 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 89 112 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.21% 6.23% 6.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.67% 17.39% 18.62%
Number of salaries quoted 81 87 108
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
568 644 698
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 33.26% 35.84% 37.29%
Number of salaries quoted 468 523 556
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.26%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +13 34 £37,500 - 4
Macclesfield -1 19 £40,000 +36.75% 2
Crewe -10 7 £45,000 +35.33%
Wilmslow 0 5 £39,000 +3.99%
Knutsford -7 4 £47,000 +44.61% 1
Chester -1 2 £34,000 +13.33% 3
Alderley Edge - 2 £35,000 -
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 179 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 112 (62.57%) SQL
3 89 (49.72%) T-SQL
4 88 (49.16%) Microsoft
5 81 (45.25%) .NET
6 80 (44.69%) Agile Software Development
7 73 (40.78%) C#
8 68 (37.99%) ASP.NET
9 67 (37.43%) Finance
10 65 (36.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 56 (31.28%) Windows
12 54 (30.17%) MS Excel
12 54 (30.17%) SQL Server 2012
13 51 (28.49%) HTML
14 47 (26.26%) MVC
15 46 (25.70%) CSS
16 45 (25.14%) jQuery
17 42 (23.46%) Team Foundation Server
18 38 (21.23%) Replication
19 36 (20.11%) ASP.NET MVC
20 34 (18.99%) Scrum
20 34 (18.99%) Visual Studio
21 32 (17.88%) Performance Tuning
22 30 (16.76%) JavaScript
22 30 (16.76%) WCF
23 29 (16.20%) JSON
24 28 (15.64%) VB.NET
24 28 (15.64%) SQL Server 2005
25 27 (15.08%) HTML5
26 26 (14.53%) TDD

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (8.94%) NServiceBus
2 7 (3.91%) IIS
3 4 (2.23%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.68%) Oracle 9iAS
4 3 (1.68%) CMS
4 3 (1.68%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (1.68%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 54 (30.17%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.91%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.79%) MS Office
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 15 (8.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (4.47%) Dynamics GP
3 7 (3.91%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.35%) DHCP
1 6 (3.35%) DNS
2 5 (2.79%) DMZ
2 5 (2.79%) VoIP
2 5 (2.79%) VPN
2 5 (2.79%) Firewall
2 5 (2.79%) VLAN
3 3 (1.68%) Internet
3 3 (1.68%) ATM
4 2 (1.12%) HTTP
4 2 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.56%) Intranet
5 1 (0.56%) SAN
5 1 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 65 (36.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 54 (30.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (15.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 23 (12.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (8.38%) SQL Server 2000
7 11 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (6.15%) OLAP
7 11 (6.15%) Crystal Reports
8 10 (5.59%) OLAP Cube
9 9 (5.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (4.47%) MySQL
11 7 (3.91%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (3.91%) MongoDB
11 7 (3.91%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (3.91%) Oracle Database
12 4 (2.23%) Big Data
12 4 (2.23%) QlikView
12 4 (2.23%) PowerCenter
12 4 (2.23%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 42 (23.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (18.99%) Visual Studio
3 16 (8.94%) Selenium
3 16 (8.94%) SpecFlow
4 14 (7.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 12 (6.70%) JIRA
6 5 (2.79%) NUnit
7 3 (1.68%) Subversion
8 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.56%) MSTest
9 1 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 67 (37.43%) Finance
2 5 (2.79%) Local Government
3 4 (2.23%) Retail
4 3 (1.68%) Back Office
5 2 (1.12%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 77 (43.02%) Developer
2 66 (36.87%) DBA
3 54 (30.17%) SQL DBA
4 51 (28.49%) .NET Developer
5 29 (16.20%) Analyst
6 26 (14.53%) SQL Server DBA
7 22 (12.29%) Administrator
8 16 (8.94%) Programmer
9 14 (7.82%) Analyst Programmer
9 14 (7.82%) C# Developer
9 14 (7.82%) .NET Programmer
10 12 (6.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (6.70%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (6.70%) .NET Analyst Programmer
11 11 (6.15%) Support Analyst
12 9 (5.03%) Senior Developer
12 9 (5.03%) Senior .NET Developer
13 8 (4.47%) SQL Developer
14 7 (3.91%) Data Integration Specialist
15 6 (3.35%) Integration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (45.25%) .NET
2 68 (37.99%) ASP.NET
3 51 (28.49%) HTML
4 46 (25.70%) CSS
5 45 (25.14%) jQuery
6 36 (20.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 30 (16.76%) WCF
8 29 (16.20%) JSON
9 27 (15.08%) HTML5
10 25 (13.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 21 (11.73%) AngularJS
11 21 (11.73%) LINQ
12 20 (11.17%) NHibernate
12 20 (11.17%) .NET Framework
12 20 (11.17%) XML
13 17 (9.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 17 (9.50%) CSS3
14 16 (8.94%) Castle Windsor
14 16 (8.94%) WPF
15 15 (8.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 38 (21.23%) Replication
2 22 (12.29%) Clustering
3 19 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (9.50%) Statistics
5 16 (8.94%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (6.15%) Data Integration
7 8 (4.47%) NHS
8 7 (3.91%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.79%) N-Tier
9 5 (2.79%) W3C
10 4 (2.23%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.68%) User Experience
11 3 (1.68%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.68%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 56 (31.28%) Windows
2 8 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.79%) Windows XP
4 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.23%) Linux
5 4 (2.23%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.23%) Android
6 3 (1.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.68%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (44.69%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (26.26%) MVC
3 34 (18.99%) Scrum
4 32 (17.88%) Performance Tuning
5 26 (14.53%) TDD
6 23 (12.85%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (11.73%) CRM
8 19 (10.61%) ETL
9 18 (10.06%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (8.94%) SOA
11 14 (7.82%) Unit Testing
11 14 (7.82%) Data Transformation
12 13 (7.26%) MVVM
13 12 (6.70%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (6.15%) Database Mirroring
15 9 (5.03%) Software Engineering
15 9 (5.03%) Project Management
16 8 (4.47%) ERP
16 8 (4.47%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 112 (62.57%) SQL
2 89 (49.72%) T-SQL
3 73 (40.78%) C#
4 30 (16.76%) JavaScript
5 28 (15.64%) VB.NET
6 10 (5.59%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.59%) VB
7 5 (2.79%) Java
8 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (8.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (8.38%) Degree
2 9 (5.03%) MCITP
2 9 (5.03%) MCDBA
3 3 (1.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (1.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (1.68%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (1.68%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 88 (49.16%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.47%) Oracle
2 8 (4.47%) SAP
2 8 (4.47%) Cognos
2 8 (4.47%) Hyperion
2 8 (4.47%) JD Edwards
2 8 (4.47%) Sage
2 8 (4.47%) ServiceNow
3 6 (3.35%) VMware
4 5 (2.79%) Citrix
4 5 (2.79%) Avaya
4 5 (2.79%) Juniper
5 4 (2.23%) Informatica
5 4 (2.23%) DevExpress
5 4 (2.23%) Vertica
6 2 (1.12%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.56%) Talend
7 1 (0.56%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.56%) Tableau
7 1 (0.56%) Dundas
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 13 days ago
Macclesfield
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Salary: pension, healthcare
Posted: 16 days ago
Macclesfield
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago