The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 39 28 50
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +22
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 6 21 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 2.11% 6.16% 2.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.68% 16.54% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 6 21 9
Average salary £39,000 £32,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +6.55%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
SQL Server 2008
Bedfordshire

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 Luton region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
62 127 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 21.75% 37.24% 38.37%
Number of salaries quoted 46 127 158
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Luton

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Luton

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 30 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (90.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 22 (73.33%) .NET
3 22 (73.33%) C#
4 20 (66.67%) ASP.NET
5 19 (63.33%) WCF
6 16 (53.33%) Visual Studio
6 16 (53.33%) Web Services
7 14 (46.67%) SQL
7 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (43.33%) VB.NET
9 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
9 12 (40.00%) Windows
10 11 (36.67%) MVC
11 10 (33.33%) HTML
11 10 (33.33%) CSS
11 10 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (33.33%) jQuery
11 10 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
12 8 (26.67%) Scrum
12 8 (26.67%) C
12 8 (26.67%) Waterfall
13 7 (23.33%) E-Commerce
13 7 (23.33%) Clustering
14 6 (20.00%) ETL
14 6 (20.00%) WSDL
14 6 (20.00%) Internet
14 6 (20.00%) B2B
14 6 (20.00%) XML

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 6 (20.00%) CMS
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) Internet
2 3 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (90.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (13.33%) RDBMS
5 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (6.67%) MySQL
8 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) Visual Studio
2 10 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (20.00%) Subversion
3 6 (20.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Developer
2 10 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 9 (30.00%) Analyst
4 8 (26.67%) Analyst Programmer
4 8 (26.67%) Programmer
5 5 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (13.33%) C# Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Support Specialist
6 4 (13.33%) Junior
6 4 (13.33%) Developer Analyst
6 4 (13.33%) .NET Analyst Programmer
6 4 (13.33%) .NET Programmer
6 4 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Junior SQL Server DBA
7 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
7 3 (10.00%) Junior DBA
7 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (10.00%) SQL DBA
7 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
7 3 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (73.33%) .NET
2 20 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 19 (63.33%) WCF
4 16 (53.33%) Web Services
5 10 (33.33%) CSS
5 10 (33.33%) HTML
5 10 (33.33%) jQuery
6 6 (20.00%) XML
6 6 (20.00%) XSLT
6 6 (20.00%) WSDL
6 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 4 (13.33%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (13.33%) NHibernate
8 2 (6.67%) WPF
9 1 (3.33%) WinForms
9 1 (3.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) MVC
3 8 (26.67%) Scrum
3 8 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 7 (23.33%) E-Commerce
5 6 (20.00%) B2B
5 6 (20.00%) ETL
5 6 (20.00%) TDD
6 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (13.33%) Data Transformation
6 4 (13.33%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 4 (13.33%) Migration
6 4 (13.33%) B2C
6 4 (13.33%) ERP
6 4 (13.33%) ITIL
7 3 (10.00%) BCP
7 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) C#
2 14 (46.67%) SQL
3 13 (43.33%) VB.NET
4 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (26.67%) C
6 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 4 (13.33%) VB
7 4 (13.33%) Groovy
8 3 (10.00%) VB6
8 3 (10.00%) PHP
9 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Citrix
2 4 (13.33%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Adobe