The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 29 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 0.62% 2.86% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.33% 15.38% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
SQL Server 2008
West Yorkshire

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 Halifax region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
30 26 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 18.63% 18.57% 37.25%
Number of salaries quoted 27 21 61
Average salary £42,500 £35,200 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.73% -27.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £21,500 £35,300
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Halifax

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) VB6
2 4 (50.00%) IIS
2 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (50.00%) VB
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (50.00%) ETL
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) E-Learning
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (25.00%) ReSharper
4 2 (25.00%) WCF
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 4 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (12.50%) SQLPlus
5 1 (12.50%) Star Schema
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) ReSharper
2 2 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) ETL Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior ETL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) WCF
2 2 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) E-Learning
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ETL
2 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) VB6
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 4 (50.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft