The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 48 32 39
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 186 299 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 5.14% 7.53% 6.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.89% 19.49% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 177 282 228
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,600 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,900 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
SQL Server 2008
North West

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 Manchester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1249 1534 1742
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 34.52% 38.65% 41.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1076 1345 1563
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.26%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Manchester

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Manchester

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton -1 9 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Oldham 0 6 £22,500 -30.76% 2
Rochdale -4 4 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Wigan -1 3 £37,500 -12.79%
Stockport -19 3 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Sale - 3 £31,000 -
Altrincham -10 2 £36,250 -14.70% 1
Salford +4 1 £32,500 -33.33%
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 356 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 257 (72.19%) SQL
3 161 (45.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 156 (43.82%) Microsoft
5 148 (41.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 131 (36.80%) .NET
7 124 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
8 118 (33.15%) T-SQL
8 118 (33.15%) C#
9 110 (30.90%) Business Intelligence
10 103 (28.93%) Finance
10 103 (28.93%) SQL Server 2005
11 98 (27.53%) Windows
12 97 (27.25%) ASP.NET
13 95 (26.69%) SQL Server 2012
14 82 (23.03%) JavaScript
15 79 (22.19%) HTML
16 74 (20.79%) MS Excel
17 67 (18.82%) WCF
18 65 (18.26%) CSS
19 64 (17.98%) Degree
20 61 (17.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 60 (16.85%) SharePoint
22 56 (15.73%) MVC
23 49 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
24 48 (13.48%) ETL
25 46 (12.92%) jQuery
26 41 (11.52%) Data Analysis
26 41 (11.52%) Ajax
26 41 (11.52%) VMware

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 (16.85%) SharePoint
2 33 (9.27%) IIS
3 26 (7.30%) MS Exchange
3 26 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (3.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.69%) SAS
7 6 (1.69%) Apache
8 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.56%) Drupal
12 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.28%) CMS
12 1 (0.28%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.28%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 74 (20.79%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.74%) PowerPivot
3 13 (3.65%) MS Office
4 9 (2.53%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Magento
3 1 (0.28%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.34%) DNS
2 18 (5.06%) SAN
3 15 (4.21%) LAN
3 15 (4.21%) WAN
4 12 (3.37%) DHCP
4 12 (3.37%) Firewall
5 11 (3.09%) VPN
6 10 (2.81%) WLAN
6 10 (2.81%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.69%) Internet
8 5 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.40%) FTP
9 4 (1.12%) VLAN
9 4 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (0.84%) NAS
10 3 (0.84%) DMZ
11 2 (0.56%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.28%) VoIP
12 1 (0.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 161 (45.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 148 (41.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 103 (28.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 95 (26.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 61 (17.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 41 (11.52%) Data Warehouse
8 33 (9.27%) OLAP
9 29 (8.15%) SQL Server 2000
10 11 (3.09%) QlikView
10 11 (3.09%) Big Data
10 11 (3.09%) Relational Database
11 10 (2.81%) Amazon Redshift
12 9 (2.53%) DTS
12 9 (2.53%) Data Mining
13 8 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (2.25%) MongoDB
14 7 (1.97%) NoSQL
15 6 (1.69%) RDBMS
15 6 (1.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 29 (8.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (4.49%) NUnit
3 12 (3.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (2.53%) Moq
5 8 (2.25%) Visual Studio
6 7 (1.97%) ReSharper
6 7 (1.97%) SpecFlow
6 7 (1.97%) Xcode
7 3 (0.84%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.28%) ERwin
General
1 103 (28.93%) Finance
2 14 (3.93%) Games
3 13 (3.65%) Retail
4 4 (1.12%) Legal
4 4 (1.12%) Marketing
5 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.84%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 166 (46.63%) Developer
2 58 (16.29%) Analyst
3 52 (14.61%) C# Developer
4 46 (12.92%) .NET Developer
5 37 (10.39%) DBA
5 37 (10.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 31 (8.71%) Senior Developer
6 31 (8.71%) SQL DBA
7 27 (7.58%) C# .NET Developer
8 24 (6.74%) MI Analyst
9 21 (5.90%) Report Writer
10 20 (5.62%) Support Engineer
11 19 (5.34%) Software Developer
11 19 (5.34%) SQL Server DBA
12 18 (5.06%) SQL Developer
13 17 (4.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 16 (4.49%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 16 (4.49%) Consultant
15 14 (3.93%) Business Analyst
15 14 (3.93%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (36.80%) .NET
2 97 (27.25%) ASP.NET
3 79 (22.19%) HTML
4 67 (18.82%) WCF
5 65 (18.26%) CSS
6 46 (12.92%) jQuery
7 41 (11.52%) Ajax
8 40 (11.24%) XML
8 40 (11.24%) .NET Framework
9 34 (9.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (8.71%) Web Services
11 29 (8.15%) HTML5
12 16 (4.49%) Silverlight
13 15 (4.21%) WPF
14 11 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 8 (2.25%) SOAP
16 7 (1.97%) ADO.NET
16 7 (1.97%) XHTML
16 7 (1.97%) iOS SDK
16 7 (1.97%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.62%) Replication
3 15 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.37%) Visualisation
4 12 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.09%) Clustering
6 10 (2.81%) Statistics
7 8 (2.25%) NHS
8 7 (1.97%) User Experience
9 4 (1.12%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.12%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.12%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.12%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.12%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.84%) Open Source
10 3 (0.84%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.56%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.56%) Interactive TV
11 2 (0.56%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 98 (27.53%) Windows
2 40 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (7.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (6.46%) Windows 8
4 23 (6.46%) Windows XP
5 19 (5.34%) Windows 7
6 13 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (2.81%) Apple iOS
7 10 (2.81%) Android
8 4 (1.12%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.56%) Linux
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (30.90%) Business Intelligence
3 56 (15.73%) MVC
4 48 (13.48%) ETL
5 41 (11.52%) Data Analysis
6 37 (10.39%) Performance Tuning
7 33 (9.27%) Scrum
8 32 (8.99%) CRM
9 31 (8.71%) Software Engineering
10 30 (8.43%) E-Commerce
11 28 (7.87%) Data Modelling
12 27 (7.58%) ITIL
13 25 (7.02%) TDD
14 24 (6.74%) Campaign Management
15 23 (6.46%) Mentoring
16 22 (6.18%) Data Cleansing
17 19 (5.34%) ERP
18 18 (5.06%) Project Management
18 18 (5.06%) Migration
18 18 (5.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 257 (72.19%) SQL
2 118 (33.15%) T-SQL
2 118 (33.15%) C#
3 82 (23.03%) JavaScript
4 29 (8.15%) VBA
5 22 (6.18%) VB.NET
5 22 (6.18%) PowerShell
6 13 (3.65%) Java
7 9 (2.53%) Objective-C
8 4 (1.12%) VBScript
9 2 (0.56%) Perl
9 2 (0.56%) PHP
9 2 (0.56%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.28%) Python
10 1 (0.28%) Progress 4GL
10 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (17.98%) Degree
2 21 (5.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (4.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (2.53%) MCTS
4 9 (2.53%) ISTQB
4 9 (2.53%) CCNA
4 9 (2.53%) ISEB
4 9 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.53%) NCDA
4 9 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (2.25%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Certified Master
6 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 5 (1.40%) CCA
6 5 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (1.40%) MCPD
6 5 (1.40%) MCITP
7 4 (1.12%) MCSE
8 1 (0.28%) MCP
8 1 (0.28%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.81%) QA
2 3 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) HL7
System Software
1 30 (8.43%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.78%) Hyper-V
3 16 (4.49%) vSphere
4 9 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.40%) XenApp
5 5 (1.40%) XenServer
5 5 (1.40%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.56%) vCloud
7 2 (0.56%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.28%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 9 (2.53%) SCCM
2 6 (1.69%) SCOM
3 4 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.12%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.56%) vMotion
5 1 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 156 (43.82%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.52%) VMware
3 13 (3.65%) NetApp
4 12 (3.37%) Cognos
4 12 (3.37%) DevExpress
5 9 (2.53%) Business Objects
5 9 (2.53%) Cisco
5 9 (2.53%) Citrix
6 8 (2.25%) Oracle
7 6 (1.69%) Tableau
8 5 (1.40%) Intel
8 5 (1.40%) HP
8 5 (1.40%) Dell
9 4 (1.12%) Adobe
9 4 (1.12%) SAP
9 4 (1.12%) McAfee
10 3 (0.84%) Talend
11 2 (0.56%) Zerto
11 2 (0.56%) Symbian
11 2 (0.56%) Informatica
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