The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 59 36 23
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -13
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 134 217 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 3.73% 5.74% 8.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.55% 17.43% 25.69%
Number of salaries quoted 120 206 208
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,750 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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 Leeds region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1160 1245 977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 32.27% 32.92% 34.68%
Number of salaries quoted 972 1061 808
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Leeds

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Leeds

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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.

1 277 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 170 (61.37%) SQL
3 141 (50.90%) Microsoft
4 135 (48.74%) Windows
5 114 (41.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 102 (36.82%) .NET
7 100 (36.10%) SQL Server 2005
8 94 (33.94%) MS Excel
9 93 (33.57%) C#
10 82 (29.60%) T-SQL
11 81 (29.24%) Agile Software Development
12 71 (25.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 69 (24.91%) ASP.NET
14 65 (23.47%) ITIL
14 65 (23.47%) Active Directory
15 60 (21.66%) MS Exchange
16 59 (21.30%) .NET Framework
17 56 (20.22%) VMware
18 53 (19.13%) SAN
19 52 (18.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 51 (18.41%) HTML
20 51 (18.41%) VMware Infrastructure
21 48 (17.33%) JavaScript
22 47 (16.97%) CSS
22 47 (16.97%) Linux
23 46 (16.61%) IIS
23 46 (16.61%) SharePoint
24 45 (16.25%) MVC
25 44 (15.88%) Microsoft Certification
26 41 (14.80%) UNIX

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 60 (21.66%) MS Exchange
2 46 (16.61%) IIS
2 46 (16.61%) SharePoint
3 35 (12.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (11.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (9.39%) BizTalk Server
6 20 (7.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (7.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 19 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.44%) Lync
11 2 (0.72%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 94 (33.94%) MS Excel
2 27 (9.75%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 23 (8.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.81%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 20 (7.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (19.13%) SAN
2 37 (13.36%) NAS
3 36 (13.00%) VPN
4 18 (6.50%) Firewall
5 17 (6.14%) DNS
6 16 (5.78%) Internet
7 15 (5.42%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (4.69%) Intranet
9 11 (3.97%) FTP
10 9 (3.25%) LAN
10 9 (3.25%) WAN
10 9 (3.25%) TCP/IP
10 9 (3.25%) SSL
10 9 (3.25%) MPLS
10 9 (3.25%) BGP
10 9 (3.25%) EIGRP
10 9 (3.25%) DMVPN
10 9 (3.25%) IPsec
10 9 (3.25%) VPLS
11 7 (2.53%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 114 (41.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 100 (36.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 71 (25.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 52 (18.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (8.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 22 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (4.69%) SQL Server 2000
9 9 (3.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 9 (3.25%) Oracle9i Database
9 9 (3.25%) Oracle Database
10 8 (2.89%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (2.89%) Big Data
10 8 (2.89%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (2.53%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.81%) MySQL
13 4 (1.44%) DTS
13 4 (1.44%) QlikView
14 3 (1.08%) Redis
14 3 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (13.00%) Visual Studio
2 15 (5.42%) Subversion
3 12 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (3.61%) TortoiseSVN
4 10 (3.61%) MSTest
4 10 (3.61%) NUnit
5 8 (2.89%) ReSharper
5 8 (2.89%) Moq
5 8 (2.89%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.08%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 28 (10.11%) Finance
2 17 (6.14%) Retail
3 8 (2.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.36%) Advertising
5 1 (0.36%) Banking
5 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 120 (43.32%) Developer
2 54 (19.49%) DBA
3 53 (19.13%) SQL DBA
4 32 (11.55%) SQL Server DBA
4 32 (11.55%) Analyst
5 31 (11.19%) .NET Developer
6 28 (10.11%) Technical Engineer
7 23 (8.30%) SQL Developer
8 22 (7.94%) Software Developer
9 20 (7.22%) SharePoint Developer
10 19 (6.86%) Applications Support
11 17 (6.14%) C# Developer
11 17 (6.14%) C# .NET Developer
12 16 (5.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 15 (5.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 14 (5.05%) SQL Server Developer
14 14 (5.05%) Senior Technical Engineer
14 14 (5.05%) Administrator
14 14 (5.05%) Support Analyst
14 14 (5.05%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (36.82%) .NET
2 69 (24.91%) ASP.NET
3 59 (21.30%) .NET Framework
4 51 (18.41%) HTML
5 47 (16.97%) CSS
6 36 (13.00%) WCF
7 34 (12.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 31 (11.19%) Ajax
9 25 (9.03%) WinForms
10 24 (8.66%) XML
10 24 (8.66%) Entity Framework
11 18 (6.50%) jQuery
11 18 (6.50%) Web Services
12 16 (5.78%) WPF
13 13 (4.69%) MSMQ
13 13 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 10 (3.61%) XHTML
14 10 (3.61%) NHibernate
15 9 (3.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 8 (2.89%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.00%) Clustering
2 19 (6.86%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.14%) Replication
4 11 (3.97%) Statistics
5 9 (3.25%) NHS
6 8 (2.89%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.89%) Private Cloud
6 8 (2.89%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.08%) User Experience
9 2 (0.72%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.72%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.36%) SCADA
10 1 (0.36%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.36%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 135 (48.74%) Windows
2 47 (16.97%) Linux
3 41 (14.80%) UNIX
4 40 (14.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (8.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (8.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (5.78%) Windows 7
8 11 (3.97%) Mac OS
9 8 (2.89%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.17%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (29.24%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (23.47%) ITIL
3 45 (16.25%) MVC
4 32 (11.55%) CRM
5 31 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (11.19%) Change Control
6 30 (10.83%) ETL
7 27 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (9.39%) Performance Tuning
8 26 (9.39%) OO
9 25 (9.03%) Technical Architecture
10 23 (8.30%) DevOps
11 20 (7.22%) Mentoring
11 20 (7.22%) Coaching
11 20 (7.22%) OOA/OOD
12 19 (6.86%) Service Delivery
12 19 (6.86%) Scrum
13 18 (6.50%) Automated Testing
14 17 (6.14%) Project Management
15 15 (5.42%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (61.37%) SQL
2 93 (33.57%) C#
3 82 (29.60%) T-SQL
4 48 (17.33%) JavaScript
5 17 (6.14%) VB
6 14 (5.05%) VB.NET
7 10 (3.61%) Delphi
8 9 (3.25%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.17%) VBA
10 3 (1.08%) VB6
11 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.36%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
11 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (15.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (7.94%) MCP
2 22 (7.94%) MCTS
3 20 (7.22%) MCAD
3 20 (7.22%) MCSD
4 12 (4.33%) MCSE
5 11 (3.97%) MCSA
6 9 (3.25%) Degree
7 8 (2.89%) Security Cleared
7 8 (2.89%) CCNP
7 8 (2.89%) CCDA
7 8 (2.89%) CCDP
7 8 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.89%) CCSA
7 8 (2.89%) CCSE
8 6 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (2.17%) CISSP
8 6 (2.17%) CCNA
8 6 (2.17%) VCP5
8 6 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (13.00%) SLA
2 4 (1.44%) QA
3 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 65 (23.47%) Active Directory
2 51 (18.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (13.36%) XenApp
4 15 (5.42%) Terminal Services
5 13 (4.69%) Hyper-V
6 12 (4.33%) vSphere
7 6 (2.17%) XenServer
8 5 (1.81%) ISA Server
8 5 (1.81%) UAG
9 4 (1.44%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (6.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 15 (5.42%) SCCM
2 15 (5.42%) SCOM
3 9 (3.25%) NetBackup
3 9 (3.25%) Opsview
4 5 (1.81%) SCDPM
4 5 (1.81%) ARCserve
5 4 (1.44%) WSUS
6 3 (1.08%) Puppet
6 3 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 141 (50.90%) Microsoft
2 56 (20.22%) VMware
3 40 (14.44%) Citrix
4 31 (11.19%) NetApp
5 30 (10.83%) CheckPoint
6 26 (9.39%) Symantec
7 24 (8.66%) CommVault
7 24 (8.66%) Oracle
8 17 (6.14%) Cisco
9 14 (5.05%) Civica
10 11 (3.97%) Kaspersky
11 8 (2.89%) Apple
11 8 (2.89%) PeopleSoft
12 7 (2.53%) Veeam
13 6 (2.17%) AppSense
14 4 (1.44%) Tableau
14 4 (1.44%) IBM
14 4 (1.44%) EMC
14 4 (1.44%) Intel
15 3 (1.08%) HP
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