The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Colchester region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 27 21 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 9 12 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 4.71% 6.70% 4.93%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 16.67% 26.09% 11.00%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 11
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £41,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
54 46 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 28.27% 25.70% 44.84%
Number of salaries quoted 51 38 90
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
SQL Server 2008
Essex

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Colchester

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Colchester

SQL Server 2008
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (78.57%) .NET
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET
4 8 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (57.14%) WinForms
5 7 (50.00%) WPF
5 7 (50.00%) VB.NET
6 6 (42.86%) WCF
6 6 (42.86%) Web Services
6 6 (42.86%) SQL
7 5 (35.71%) Windows
7 5 (35.71%) Client/Server
7 5 (35.71%) Google Maps API
7 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
7 5 (35.71%) Google
8 4 (28.57%) WSE
8 4 (28.57%) N-Tier
9 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
9 3 (21.43%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (14.29%) DevExpress
10 2 (14.29%) Clustering
10 2 (14.29%) C#
11 1 (7.14%) Oracle
11 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
11 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
1 11 (78.57%) .NET Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Junior Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Junior .NET Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Junior
3 3 (21.43%) DBA
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 2 (14.29%) SQL DBA
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET
3 8 (57.14%) WinForms
4 7 (50.00%) WPF
5 6 (42.86%) WCF
5 6 (42.86%) Web Services
6 5 (35.71%) Google Maps API
7 4 (28.57%) WSE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Client/Server
2 4 (28.57%) N-Tier
3 2 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 3 (21.43%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) C#
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Google
3 2 (14.29%) DevExpress
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle