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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 48 53 34
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 18 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.96% 2.76% 5.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.98% 7.53% 13.01%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 32
Average salary £42,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.23% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £26,000 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,500 £41,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
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 Merseyside region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
201 239 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 39.33% 36.66% 45.98%
Number of salaries quoted 154 209 228
Average salary £42,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £27,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Merseyside

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
Liverpool +8 7 £42,000 +35.48% 2
St Helens - 2 £30,000 -
Southport -6 1 £39,000 +20.00%
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (75.86%) SQL
3 19 (65.52%) Windows
4 17 (58.62%) .NET
5 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
6 15 (51.72%) IIS
7 13 (44.83%) ASP.NET
7 13 (44.83%) CSS
7 13 (44.83%) C#
7 13 (44.83%) SharePoint
7 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
7 13 (44.83%) SharePoint 2010
8 12 (41.38%) .NET Framework
9 10 (34.48%) T-SQL
9 10 (34.48%) MCP
10 9 (31.03%) MCAD
10 9 (31.03%) MCSD
10 9 (31.03%) HTML
10 9 (31.03%) CRM
10 9 (31.03%) OOA/OOD
10 9 (31.03%) OO
10 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (31.03%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (31.03%) Dynamics CRM
10 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (31.03%) Ajax
10 9 (31.03%) MCTS
10 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 15 (51.72%) IIS
2 13 (44.83%) SharePoint
2 13 (44.83%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (31.03%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (31.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
4 2 (6.90%) OpenEdge
5 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (31.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) DHCP
1 2 (6.90%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.45%) Data Mart
6 1 (3.45%) DTS
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (3.45%) OLAP
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Subversion
1 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Law
2 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) SharePoint Developer
3 7 (24.14%) DBA
4 6 (20.69%) SQL DBA
5 4 (13.79%) Database Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Technical Project Leader
6 3 (10.34%) Project Leader
6 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) SQL Server DBA
8 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) C# Software Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
8 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
8 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Technical Designer
8 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Service Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) .NET
2 13 (44.83%) ASP.NET
2 13 (44.83%) CSS
3 12 (41.38%) .NET Framework
4 9 (31.03%) HTML
4 9 (31.03%) Ajax
4 9 (31.03%) WCF
5 3 (10.34%) WPF
5 3 (10.34%) Entity Framework
5 3 (10.34%) XML
5 3 (10.34%) WinForms
6 1 (3.45%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Biotechnology
2 1 (3.45%) Health Informatics
2 1 (3.45%) NHS
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.45%) DTV
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) OOA/OOD
1 9 (31.03%) OO
1 9 (31.03%) CRM
1 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (13.79%) Workflow
3 4 (13.79%) Validation
3 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
3 4 (13.79%) Document Management
4 2 (6.90%) Bioinformatics
4 2 (6.90%) TDD
5 1 (3.45%) Content Management
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL
5 1 (3.45%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.45%) Database Tuning
5 1 (3.45%) Database Security
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (75.86%) SQL
2 13 (44.83%) C#
2 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
3 10 (34.48%) T-SQL
4 4 (13.79%) ANSI SQL
5 2 (6.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) MCP
2 9 (31.03%) MCAD
2 9 (31.03%) MCSD
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (31.03%) MCTS
3 3 (10.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) GAMP
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
1 2 (6.90%) XenApp
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Citrix
2 2 (6.90%) Mitel
3 1 (3.45%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Avaya
3 1 (3.45%) Sage
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