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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 35 27 38
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 121 112 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.34% 6.88% 5.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 16.13% 16.82% 16.80%
Number of salaries quoted 105 109 120
Average salary £37,500 £34,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £54,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
750 666 744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 39.27% 40.93% 33.74%
Number of salaries quoted 599 574 678
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 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 27 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 -23 28 £37,500 +15.38% 5
Crewe +16 21 £32,500 +8.33%
Chester -3 17 £35,000 +1.44%
Wilmslow -3 8 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Macclesfield -14 8 £28,500 -18.57% 1
Knutsford - 8 £50,000 -
Runcorn 0 2 £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 27 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.

1 227 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 161 (70.93%) SQL
3 141 (62.11%) .NET
4 131 (57.71%) C#
5 114 (50.22%) T-SQL
6 89 (39.21%) ASP.NET
7 85 (37.44%) Microsoft
8 78 (34.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 70 (30.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 69 (30.40%) JavaScript
11 67 (29.52%) .NET Framework
12 66 (29.07%) MVC
12 66 (29.07%) SQL Server 2012
13 63 (27.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 58 (25.55%) jQuery
15 57 (25.11%) Windows
16 56 (24.67%) CSS
16 56 (24.67%) WCF
17 53 (23.35%) Visual Studio
17 53 (23.35%) HTML
18 50 (22.03%) XML
19 48 (21.15%) WPF
20 46 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
21 45 (19.82%) Web Services
22 40 (17.62%) MS Excel
23 36 (15.86%) ASP.NET MVC
24 35 (15.42%) Team Foundation Server
25 33 (14.54%) TDD
26 31 (13.66%) NHibernate
26 31 (13.66%) VB.NET

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 14 (6.17%) IIS
2 9 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.52%) NServiceBus
4 6 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.64%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.76%) CMS
6 3 (1.32%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.32%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 40 (17.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.29%) Trello
2 7 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.17%) SAN
2 9 (3.96%) DNS
3 6 (2.64%) Internet
4 5 (2.20%) iSCSI
4 5 (2.20%) DHCP
5 1 (0.44%) Broadband
5 1 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 78 (34.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 70 (30.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 66 (29.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 63 (27.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (9.69%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (8.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (5.29%) Relational Database
8 12 (5.29%) MySQL
9 11 (4.85%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (3.96%) DTS
10 9 (3.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (3.08%) MongoDB
12 6 (2.64%) OLTP
13 4 (1.76%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.76%) Big Data
14 3 (1.32%) Hadoop
14 3 (1.32%) Data Mining
14 3 (1.32%) OLAP
14 3 (1.32%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 53 (23.35%) Visual Studio
2 35 (15.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (11.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 11 (4.85%) Subversion
5 8 (3.52%) SpecFlow
5 8 (3.52%) Selenium
6 4 (1.76%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.32%) JIRA
8 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (11.01%) Finance
2 19 (8.37%) Retail
3 17 (7.49%) Marketing
4 4 (1.76%) Advertising
5 3 (1.32%) Games
6 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 177 (77.97%) Developer
2 80 (35.24%) .NET Developer
3 39 (17.18%) SQL Developer
4 36 (15.86%) Analyst
5 32 (14.10%) C# Developer
6 31 (13.66%) Software Developer
7 30 (13.22%) C# .NET Developer
8 23 (10.13%) DBA
9 22 (9.69%) Senior Developer
10 19 (8.37%) SQL DBA
11 18 (7.93%) Senior .NET Developer
11 18 (7.93%) Analyst Developer
12 14 (6.17%) Web Developer
12 14 (6.17%) SQL Server Developer
13 13 (5.73%) SQL Server DBA
13 13 (5.73%) .NET Software Developer
14 12 (5.29%) C# Software Developer
15 10 (4.41%) ASP.NET Developer
16 9 (3.96%) Analyst Programmer
16 9 (3.96%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (62.11%) .NET
2 89 (39.21%) ASP.NET
3 67 (29.52%) .NET Framework
4 58 (25.55%) jQuery
5 56 (24.67%) WCF
5 56 (24.67%) CSS
6 53 (23.35%) HTML
7 50 (22.03%) XML
8 48 (21.15%) WPF
9 45 (19.82%) Web Services
10 36 (15.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 31 (13.66%) NHibernate
12 29 (12.78%) SOAP
13 27 (11.89%) JSON
14 24 (10.57%) Ajax
15 22 (9.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 20 (8.81%) WinForms
17 17 (7.49%) LINQ
18 16 (7.05%) REST
18 16 (7.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.37%) Blog
2 17 (7.49%) Replication
3 12 (5.29%) Clustering
4 9 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.64%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.64%) Social Media
6 5 (2.20%) NHS
7 4 (1.76%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.32%) SystemC
8 3 (1.32%) Informatics
9 2 (0.88%) Open Source
10 1 (0.44%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 57 (25.11%) Windows
2 13 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (3.52%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.64%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (2.64%) Android
5 5 (2.20%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.88%) UNIX
7 2 (0.88%) AIX
8 1 (0.44%) Linux
8 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (29.07%) MVC
2 46 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (14.54%) TDD
4 30 (13.22%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (11.45%) Scrum
7 24 (10.57%) Unit Testing
8 23 (10.13%) BDD
9 22 (9.69%) ETL
10 20 (8.81%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (7.05%) Migration
12 15 (6.61%) UML
12 15 (6.61%) Data Migration
13 14 (6.17%) OO
14 10 (4.41%) OOD
14 10 (4.41%) Data Analysis
14 10 (4.41%) Web Development
15 8 (3.52%) Database Security
15 8 (3.52%) iOS Development
16 7 (3.08%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 161 (70.93%) SQL
2 131 (57.71%) C#
3 114 (50.22%) T-SQL
4 69 (30.40%) JavaScript
5 31 (13.66%) VB.NET
6 15 (6.61%) VBA
7 7 (3.08%) C
8 6 (2.64%) VB
9 5 (2.20%) Java
9 5 (2.20%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.32%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.88%) VB6
12 1 (0.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (4.85%) Degree
2 6 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.20%) MCSE
3 5 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) MCITP
6 1 (0.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.76%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (4.41%) Hyper-V
1 10 (4.41%) XenApp
2 7 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.08%) LiteSpeed
3 6 (2.64%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.20%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.76%) Terminal Server
6 3 (1.32%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.44%) XenServer
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 85 (37.44%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.17%) VMware
3 12 (5.29%) Citrix
4 6 (2.64%) HP
4 6 (2.64%) Oracle
5 5 (2.20%) Cisco
6 4 (1.76%) Google
7 3 (1.32%) Sencha
7 3 (1.32%) Open Text
7 3 (1.32%) Cognos
8 2 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.88%) Sage
8 2 (0.88%) Symantec
8 2 (0.88%) Vertica
8 2 (0.88%) Infor
9 1 (0.44%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.44%) Logi Analytics
9 1 (0.44%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.44%) Tableau
9 1 (0.44%) Primavera
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Northwich
Computer Futures
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago