The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester 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 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 23 25 16
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 7 12 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 4.05% 5.77% 17.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.29% 16.00% 40.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 63
Average salary £27,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £29,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,450 £42,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
SQL Server 2008
Cheshire

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 Chester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
62 75 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 35.84% 36.06% 44.14%
Number of salaries quoted 55 62 148
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Chester region.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Chester

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Chester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Chester

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (94.74%) SQL
3 11 (57.89%) T-SQL
3 11 (57.89%) .NET
3 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (52.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (42.11%) MySQL
5 8 (42.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 7 (36.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (36.84%) Relational Database
6 7 (36.84%) C#
6 7 (36.84%) HTML
6 7 (36.84%) ADO.NET
6 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
6 7 (36.84%) CSS
6 7 (36.84%) Web Services
6 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
6 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 7 (36.84%) MVC
6 7 (36.84%) .NET Framework
6 7 (36.84%) WCF
6 7 (36.84%) jQuery
6 7 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (36.84%) MongoDB
7 6 (31.58%) Replication
8 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
8 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (52.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (42.11%) MySQL
3 8 (42.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (36.84%) Relational Database
4 7 (36.84%) MongoDB
5 4 (21.05%) Big Data
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (21.05%) OLTP
6 3 (15.79%) VLDB
6 3 (15.79%) DTS
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
6 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (5.26%) OLAP
7 1 (5.26%) MS Access
7 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) .NET Developer
2 7 (36.84%) DBA
3 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Applications Support
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Server Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Junior
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 7 (36.84%) ADO.NET
2 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
2 7 (36.84%) CSS
2 7 (36.84%) Web Services
2 7 (36.84%) .NET Framework
2 7 (36.84%) WCF
2 7 (36.84%) jQuery
2 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 7 (36.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 7 (36.84%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Replication
2 3 (15.79%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) MVC
3 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
3 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (21.05%) Dimensional Modelling
5 3 (15.79%) Data Transformation
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) ETL
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) SQL
2 11 (57.89%) T-SQL
3 7 (36.84%) C#
3 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Vertica
3 1 (5.26%) Talend
3 1 (5.26%) Ab Initio
3 1 (5.26%) Dundas
3 1 (5.26%) Tableau