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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 74 34 27
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -7
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 58 120 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.34% 6.19% 7.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.01% 15.52% 16.82%
Number of salaries quoted 54 104 109
Average salary £42,000 £37,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,600 £29,100 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £44,000 £55,000
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
644 773 666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 37.03% 39.87% 42.47%
Number of salaries quoted 552 619 580
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £54,000
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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -2 25 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Knutsford +1 8 £46,000 -8.00%
Chester -13 7 £42,000 +20.00% 3
Crewe -18 5 £45,000 +38.46%
Macclesfield +11 3 £42,500 +49.12% 1
Wilmslow -2 2 £41,250 +3.12%
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 120 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 77 (64.17%) SQL
3 74 (61.67%) Microsoft
4 59 (49.17%) .NET
5 55 (45.83%) C#
5 55 (45.83%) Finance
6 41 (34.17%) T-SQL
7 40 (33.33%) HTML
7 40 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 38 (31.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 36 (30.00%) Web Services
10 35 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 34 (28.33%) JavaScript
12 31 (25.83%) CSS
13 30 (25.00%) Windows
13 30 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 29 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (24.17%) jQuery
14 29 (24.17%) Visual Studio
15 27 (22.50%) Ajax
16 26 (21.67%) .NET Framework
16 26 (21.67%) OO
16 26 (21.67%) Business Intelligence
17 25 (20.83%) ETL
17 25 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
18 24 (20.00%) MVC
19 22 (18.33%) Team Foundation Server
19 22 (18.33%) SQL Server 2005
20 21 (17.50%) WCF
20 21 (17.50%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 12 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.50%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
3 8 (6.67%) Oracle 9iAS
4 6 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (17.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.50%) ProjectWise
3 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (5.00%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (2.50%) Primavera
4 3 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.00%) Office 365
2 3 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.33%) Internet
2 6 (5.00%) Intranet
2 6 (5.00%) DHCP
3 5 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.17%) DNS
4 4 (3.33%) LAN
4 4 (3.33%) WAN
5 2 (1.67%) VoIP
5 2 (1.67%) DMZ
5 2 (1.67%) VPN
5 2 (1.67%) Firewall
5 2 (1.67%) VLAN
6 1 (0.83%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (31.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (18.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 21 (17.50%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (11.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (7.50%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (6.67%) Oracle9i Database
9 8 (6.67%) Oracle Database
9 8 (6.67%) Relational Database
10 6 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (3.33%) OLAP
12 3 (2.50%) MySQL
12 3 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (2.50%) OLAP Cube
13 1 (0.83%) QlikView
13 1 (0.83%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 29 (24.17%) Visual Studio
2 22 (18.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.67%) MSTest
6 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.83%) Mercurial
General
1 55 (45.83%) Finance
2 3 (2.50%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.50%) Retail
2 3 (2.50%) Local Government
3 2 (1.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 66 (55.00%) Developer
2 33 (27.50%) .NET Developer
3 29 (24.17%) DBA
4 20 (16.67%) SQL DBA
5 15 (12.50%) Administrator
6 13 (10.83%) ASP.NET Developer
6 13 (10.83%) Analyst
7 12 (10.00%) C# Developer
7 12 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (6.67%) Junior Developer
9 8 (6.67%) SQL Developer
9 8 (6.67%) Junior
9 8 (6.67%) Development Manager
10 7 (5.83%) Senior Developer
10 7 (5.83%) Software Developer
10 7 (5.83%) Lead Developer
10 7 (5.83%) Senior .NET Developer
10 7 (5.83%) Junior Software Developer
10 7 (5.83%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (49.17%) .NET
2 40 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 40 (33.33%) HTML
3 36 (30.00%) Web Services
4 31 (25.83%) CSS
5 29 (24.17%) jQuery
6 27 (22.50%) Ajax
7 26 (21.67%) .NET Framework
8 21 (17.50%) WCF
9 18 (15.00%) LINQ
9 18 (15.00%) AngularJS
9 18 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 17 (14.17%) KnockoutJS
10 17 (14.17%) ASP.NET Web API
10 17 (14.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (14.17%) Entity Framework
11 16 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 15 (12.50%) Modernizr
12 15 (12.50%) XML
12 15 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.33%) Replication
2 14 (11.67%) Clustering
2 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.33%) User Experience
4 4 (3.33%) Tandem
4 4 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.50%) Life Science
5 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.67%) NHS
6 2 (1.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (25.00%) Windows
2 19 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (4.17%) Android
3 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (21.67%) OO
2 26 (21.67%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (20.83%) ETL
3 25 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
4 24 (20.00%) MVC
5 20 (16.67%) SDLC
6 14 (11.67%) TDD
7 13 (10.83%) Database Mirroring
8 12 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 11 (9.17%) Web Development
9 11 (9.17%) Unit Testing
10 9 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (7.50%) Migration
10 9 (7.50%) CRM
10 9 (7.50%) OOP
11 8 (6.67%) SOA
11 8 (6.67%) Service Delivery
11 8 (6.67%) Scrum
11 8 (6.67%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (64.17%) SQL
2 55 (45.83%) C#
3 41 (34.17%) T-SQL
4 34 (28.33%) JavaScript
5 16 (13.33%) VB.NET
6 9 (7.50%) PowerShell
7 7 (5.83%) VB
8 6 (5.00%) C++
9 3 (2.50%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.50%) Prolog
10 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (7.50%) Degree
2 4 (3.33%) MCITP
2 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.50%) OCP
3 3 (2.50%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (2.50%) MCTS
4 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.83%) MCDBA
4 1 (0.83%) ISEB
4 1 (0.83%) CCA
4 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.17%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.67%) XenApp
4 2 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 74 (61.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.33%) Hyperion
3 8 (6.67%) Oracle
4 6 (5.00%) SAP
4 6 (5.00%) Cognos
4 6 (5.00%) JD Edwards
4 6 (5.00%) Sage
5 5 (4.17%) VMware
6 3 (2.50%) HP
6 3 (2.50%) CommVault
7 2 (1.67%) Citrix
7 2 (1.67%) DevExpress
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25-34K
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago