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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 32 29 50
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +21
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 6 18 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 2.68% 5.96% 3.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.00% 15.65% 8.38%
Number of salaries quoted 6 18 11
Average salary £39,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
40 115 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 17.86% 38.08% 35.99%
Number of salaries quoted 38 115 160
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -8.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 18 December 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 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 23 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 14 (60.87%) .NET
2 14 (60.87%) C#
3 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
3 12 (52.17%) WCF
4 11 (47.83%) Web Services
4 11 (47.83%) Visual Studio
5 9 (39.13%) Clustering
5 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (34.78%) Windows
6 8 (34.78%) SQL
7 7 (30.43%) HTML
7 7 (30.43%) CSS
7 7 (30.43%) E-Commerce
7 7 (30.43%) MVC
7 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (30.43%) jQuery
7 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (26.09%) Problem Management
8 6 (26.09%) Migration
8 6 (26.09%) VMware
8 6 (26.09%) ERP
8 6 (26.09%) ITIL
8 6 (26.09%) B2B
8 6 (26.09%) Citrix
9 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
9 5 (21.74%) C
9 5 (21.74%) VB.NET
9 5 (21.74%) Waterfall

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
1 3 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (13.04%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
1 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Internet
2 3 (13.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 23 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.70%) MySQL
4 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Visual Studio
2 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (13.04%) Subversion
3 3 (13.04%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst Programmer
2 6 (26.09%) Programmer
2 6 (26.09%) Support Specialist
3 5 (21.74%) .NET Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) SQL DBA
5 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (13.04%) Junior
5 3 (13.04%) Server Support Specialist
5 3 (13.04%) Web Developer
5 3 (13.04%) DBA
5 3 (13.04%) Server Support
5 3 (13.04%) Junior DBA
5 3 (13.04%) Server Specialist
5 3 (13.04%) Junior SQL Server DBA
5 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) .NET
2 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
2 12 (52.17%) WCF
3 11 (47.83%) Web Services
4 7 (30.43%) CSS
4 7 (30.43%) jQuery
4 7 (30.43%) HTML
5 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 4 (17.39%) Razor View Engine
5 4 (17.39%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (17.39%) NHibernate
6 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
6 3 (13.04%) XML
6 3 (13.04%) XSLT
6 3 (13.04%) WSDL
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) E-Commerce
2 7 (30.43%) MVC
3 6 (26.09%) Migration
3 6 (26.09%) ERP
3 6 (26.09%) B2B
3 6 (26.09%) Problem Management
3 6 (26.09%) ITIL
4 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
5 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
5 4 (17.39%) B2C
5 4 (17.39%) ETL
5 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
5 4 (17.39%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (13.04%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.04%) TDD
7 2 (8.70%) Data Transformation
7 2 (8.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 5 (21.74%) VB.NET
3 5 (21.74%) C
4 3 (13.04%) PHP
4 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Groovy
6 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Citrix
1 6 (26.09%) VMware
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle