The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 31 29 47
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 119 106 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.56% 6.24% 4.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 17.68% 15.80% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 100 103 111
Average salary £37,500 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
673 671 782
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 37.10% 39.49% 34.10%
Number of salaries quoted 540 568 708
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £56,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
SQL Server 2008
North West

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Warrington -24 23 £37,250 +11.19% 3
Chester +5 21 £37,500 +8.69% 2
Crewe +14 15 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Macclesfield -4 9 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Knutsford - 8 £50,000 - 1
Wilmslow -3 4 £41,250 +17.85% 3
Runcorn +2 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Nantwich - 1 £40,000 -
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 230 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 161 (70.00%) SQL
3 143 (62.17%) .NET
4 132 (57.39%) C#
5 111 (48.26%) T-SQL
6 89 (38.70%) ASP.NET
7 84 (36.52%) Microsoft
8 78 (33.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 69 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 68 (29.57%) .NET Framework
10 68 (29.57%) JavaScript
11 65 (28.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 64 (27.83%) MVC
13 63 (27.39%) SQL Server 2012
14 57 (24.78%) Windows
15 55 (23.91%) Visual Studio
16 54 (23.48%) WPF
17 52 (22.61%) XML
18 51 (22.17%) WCF
18 51 (22.17%) jQuery
18 51 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
19 46 (20.00%) CSS
20 45 (19.57%) Web Services
21 44 (19.13%) HTML
22 38 (16.52%) Business Intelligence
22 38 (16.52%) MS Excel
23 32 (13.91%) VB.NET
23 32 (13.91%) TDD
23 32 (13.91%) ASP.NET MVC
24 30 (13.04%) SOAP

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 11 (4.78%) IIS
2 6 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.61%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.74%) NServiceBus
5 3 (1.30%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.30%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.43%) CMS
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 38 (16.52%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.22%) Trello
2 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.09%) SAN
2 9 (3.91%) DNS
2 9 (3.91%) Internet
3 5 (2.17%) DHCP
4 4 (1.74%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.43%) Broadband
5 1 (0.43%) LAN
5 1 (0.43%) VoIP
5 1 (0.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 78 (33.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 69 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 65 (28.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 63 (27.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 28 (12.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 27 (11.74%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (6.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 13 (5.65%) MySQL
10 12 (5.22%) SQL Server 2000
10 12 (5.22%) Relational Database
11 7 (3.04%) MongoDB
11 7 (3.04%) DTS
12 6 (2.61%) Data Mining
12 6 (2.61%) OLTP
13 5 (2.17%) OLAP
14 4 (1.74%) Big Data
15 3 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
15 3 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
15 3 (1.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 55 (23.91%) Visual Studio
2 28 (12.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (8.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (3.91%) Subversion
5 5 (2.17%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.74%) Selenium
6 4 (1.74%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.30%) JIRA
8 2 (0.87%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (9.57%) Finance
2 21 (9.13%) Retail
3 19 (8.26%) Marketing
4 5 (2.17%) Advertising
5 3 (1.30%) Games
6 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 183 (79.57%) Developer
2 86 (37.39%) .NET Developer
3 37 (16.09%) C# Developer
4 36 (15.65%) Software Developer
4 36 (15.65%) SQL Developer
5 35 (15.22%) C# .NET Developer
6 34 (14.78%) Analyst
7 24 (10.43%) Senior Developer
8 20 (8.70%) Senior .NET Developer
8 20 (8.70%) DBA
9 18 (7.83%) .NET Software Developer
9 18 (7.83%) SQL DBA
9 18 (7.83%) Analyst Developer
10 16 (6.96%) C# Software Developer
11 14 (6.09%) Web Developer
12 13 (5.65%) SQL Server DBA
13 12 (5.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 12 (5.22%) SQL Server Developer
14 10 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
15 8 (3.48%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (62.17%) .NET
2 89 (38.70%) ASP.NET
3 68 (29.57%) .NET Framework
4 54 (23.48%) WPF
5 52 (22.61%) XML
6 51 (22.17%) WCF
6 51 (22.17%) jQuery
7 46 (20.00%) CSS
8 45 (19.57%) Web Services
9 44 (19.13%) HTML
10 32 (13.91%) ASP.NET MVC
11 30 (13.04%) SOAP
12 29 (12.61%) NHibernate
13 25 (10.87%) JSON
13 25 (10.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 24 (10.43%) WinForms
15 21 (9.13%) Ajax
16 18 (7.83%) LINQ
17 16 (6.96%) MSMQ
17 16 (6.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.13%) Blog
2 17 (7.39%) Replication
3 12 (5.22%) Clustering
4 9 (3.91%) NHS
5 7 (3.04%) Social Media
6 6 (2.61%) Informatics
6 6 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.61%) SystemC
7 5 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.17%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.87%) Open Source
9 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.43%) Statistics
9 1 (0.43%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 57 (24.78%) Windows
2 13 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (3.48%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (3.04%) Android
5 5 (2.17%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.74%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.87%) UNIX
7 2 (0.87%) AIX
7 2 (0.87%) Linux
8 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (27.83%) MVC
2 51 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (16.52%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (13.91%) TDD
5 28 (12.17%) Unit Testing
6 27 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (10.87%) BDD
8 24 (10.43%) Performance Tuning
9 22 (9.57%) Scrum
10 21 (9.13%) ETL
11 15 (6.52%) UML
12 14 (6.09%) Migration
13 13 (5.65%) OO
14 12 (5.22%) Data Migration
14 12 (5.22%) OOD
15 11 (4.78%) Data Analysis
16 10 (4.35%) Web Development
17 9 (3.91%) Software Engineering
18 8 (3.48%) Database Security
18 8 (3.48%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 161 (70.00%) SQL
2 132 (57.39%) C#
3 111 (48.26%) T-SQL
4 68 (29.57%) JavaScript
5 32 (13.91%) VB.NET
6 15 (6.52%) VBA
7 10 (4.35%) C
8 7 (3.04%) VB
9 6 (2.61%) Java
10 5 (2.17%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.87%) VB6
11 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (6.52%) Degree
2 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.74%) MCSE
4 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.43%) MCSA
5 1 (0.43%) MCITP
5 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.87%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 10 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 9 (3.91%) XenApp
3 7 (3.04%) LiteSpeed
3 7 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.61%) Active Directory
5 5 (2.17%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.74%) Terminal Server
7 3 (1.30%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.43%) vSphere
9 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (0.87%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.43%) Legato
2 1 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 84 (36.52%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.09%) VMware
3 11 (4.78%) Citrix
4 5 (2.17%) HP
4 5 (2.17%) Google
5 4 (1.74%) Cisco
6 3 (1.30%) Sencha
7 2 (0.87%) Infor
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle
7 2 (0.87%) Dell
7 2 (0.87%) Symantec
7 2 (0.87%) Teradata
7 2 (0.87%) Vertica
8 1 (0.43%) Tableau
8 1 (0.43%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.43%) Sun
8 1 (0.43%) IBM
8 1 (0.43%) Cognos
8 1 (0.43%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.43%) EPiServer
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £34000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Northwich
Computer Futures
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
Blue Town Online
Salary: £40k per year
Posted: 16 days ago