The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 44 48 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 387 349 626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.31% 5.02% 8.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.46% 13.18% 20.71%
Number of salaries quoted 356 316 583
Average salary £37,608 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.45% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
2504 2647 3023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.32% 38.10% 39.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2186 2304 2746
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in the North West

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in the North West

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. 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
Manchester +23 247 £37,500 +15.38% 26
Cheshire -12 84 £40,000 +6.66% 15
Lancashire +2 24 £38,500 +18.46% 3
Merseyside -11 23 £38,000 +10.94% 5
Cumbria - 5 £40,000 -
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 706 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 481 (68.13%) SQL
3 356 (50.42%) .NET
4 322 (45.61%) C#
5 278 (39.38%) Microsoft
6 276 (39.09%) T-SQL
7 267 (37.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 264 (37.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 256 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
10 253 (35.84%) ASP.NET
11 251 (35.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 212 (30.03%) HTML
13 207 (29.32%) SQL Server 2012
14 202 (28.61%) CSS
15 198 (28.05%) Business Intelligence
16 195 (27.62%) JavaScript
17 192 (27.20%) MVC
17 192 (27.20%) WCF
18 184 (26.06%) Finance
19 165 (23.37%) .NET Framework
20 154 (21.81%) MS Excel
21 149 (21.10%) Windows
22 143 (20.25%) jQuery
23 137 (19.41%) ASP.NET MVC
24 117 (16.57%) XML
25 113 (16.01%) Data Warehouse
26 111 (15.72%) VB.NET
27 103 (14.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 89 (12.61%) TDD
29 84 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 77 (10.91%) SharePoint
2 53 (7.51%) IIS
3 20 (2.83%) NServiceBus
4 19 (2.69%) MS Exchange
5 18 (2.55%) CMS
6 17 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (1.70%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.27%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.28%) Apache
12 2 (0.28%) SAS
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle 9iAS
13 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.14%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 154 (21.81%) MS Excel
2 48 (6.80%) PowerPivot
3 13 (1.84%) MS Office
4 3 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.84%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (1.56%) Magento
3 10 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.42%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.82%) SAN
2 13 (1.84%) DNS
3 8 (1.13%) DHCP
3 8 (1.13%) Internet
4 7 (0.99%) iSCSI
4 7 (0.99%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.85%) HTTP
6 4 (0.57%) LAN
6 4 (0.57%) WAN
6 4 (0.57%) Firewall
7 3 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.42%) NAS
7 3 (0.42%) FTP
8 2 (0.28%) SNMP
8 2 (0.28%) SMTP
8 2 (0.28%) SMS
8 2 (0.28%) Intranet
8 2 (0.28%) IPsec
9 1 (0.14%) VLAN
9 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 706 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 267 (37.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 264 (37.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 251 (35.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 207 (29.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 113 (16.01%) Data Warehouse
7 103 (14.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 49 (6.94%) SQL Server 2000
9 33 (4.67%) OLAP
10 31 (4.39%) Relational Database
11 29 (4.11%) MongoDB
12 25 (3.54%) DTS
13 18 (2.55%) Data Mining
14 16 (2.27%) OLTP
15 12 (1.70%) Crystal Reports
15 12 (1.70%) MS Access
15 12 (1.70%) Oracle Database
16 11 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 11 (1.56%) MySQL
16 11 (1.56%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 84 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 76 (10.76%) Visual Studio
3 53 (7.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 40 (5.67%) NUnit
5 25 (3.54%) Selenium
6 20 (2.83%) Moq
6 20 (2.83%) SpecFlow
7 14 (1.98%) Git (software)
7 14 (1.98%) Subversion
8 11 (1.56%) Firebug
9 9 (1.27%) JIRA
10 3 (0.42%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 2 (0.28%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.28%) FireMonkey
11 2 (0.28%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.28%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.28%) Gerrit
11 2 (0.28%) FxCop
11 2 (0.28%) StyleCop
12 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 184 (26.06%) Finance
2 39 (5.52%) Retail
3 24 (3.40%) Manufacturing
4 14 (1.98%) Marketing
5 13 (1.84%) Law
6 9 (1.27%) Banking
7 6 (0.85%) Advertising
8 4 (0.57%) Legal
9 3 (0.42%) Games
9 3 (0.42%) Back Office
10 2 (0.28%) Electronics
10 2 (0.28%) Military
10 2 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) German Language
11 1 (0.14%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 423 (59.92%) Developer
2 158 (22.38%) .NET Developer
3 109 (15.44%) Analyst
4 87 (12.32%) DBA
5 86 (12.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 84 (11.90%) Software Developer
7 82 (11.61%) Senior Developer
8 80 (11.33%) C# Developer
9 74 (10.48%) SQL DBA
10 56 (7.93%) SQL Developer
11 49 (6.94%) C# .NET Developer
12 37 (5.24%) SQL Server DBA
13 30 (4.25%) Senior .NET Developer
14 28 (3.97%) MI Analyst
14 28 (3.97%) C# Software Developer
14 28 (3.97%) .NET Software Developer
15 27 (3.82%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
15 27 (3.82%) Senior C# Developer
16 26 (3.68%) Administrator
17 25 (3.54%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (50.42%) .NET
2 253 (35.84%) ASP.NET
3 212 (30.03%) HTML
4 202 (28.61%) CSS
5 192 (27.20%) WCF
6 165 (23.37%) .NET Framework
7 143 (20.25%) jQuery
8 137 (19.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 117 (16.57%) XML
10 78 (11.05%) Web Services
11 72 (10.20%) HTML5
12 70 (9.92%) WPF
13 65 (9.21%) Ajax
14 57 (8.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 52 (7.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 50 (7.08%) ADO.NET
17 49 (6.94%) NHibernate
18 47 (6.66%) SOAP
19 45 (6.37%) LINQ
20 44 (6.23%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 71 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
3 41 (5.81%) Replication
4 33 (4.67%) Computer Science
5 26 (3.68%) User Experience
6 23 (3.26%) Management Information System
7 22 (3.12%) Clustering
8 18 (2.55%) Mathematics
8 18 (2.55%) Physics
8 18 (2.55%) Inversion of Control
9 17 (2.41%) Data Extraction
10 15 (2.12%) Statistics
11 11 (1.56%) Social Media
11 11 (1.56%) Visualisation
12 10 (1.42%) Mobile App
13 9 (1.27%) NHS
14 7 (0.99%) Blog
15 4 (0.57%) W3C
15 4 (0.57%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 149 (21.10%) Windows
2 46 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (2.41%) Windows 7
6 13 (1.84%) Windows 8
7 9 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.13%) Linux
9 5 (0.71%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.71%) Windows Vista
9 5 (0.71%) Android
10 4 (0.57%) UNIX
11 3 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.28%) Debian
13 1 (0.14%) AIX
13 1 (0.14%) Solaris
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (28.05%) Business Intelligence
3 192 (27.20%) MVC
4 89 (12.61%) TDD
5 68 (9.63%) CRM
6 64 (9.07%) Performance Tuning
7 62 (8.78%) Mentoring
8 61 (8.64%) Data Analysis
9 58 (8.22%) Data Modelling
10 56 (7.93%) OO
11 51 (7.22%) Migration
12 50 (7.08%) ETL
13 47 (6.66%) Scrum
14 46 (6.52%) Business Analysis
15 45 (6.37%) Data Cleansing
16 44 (6.23%) Campaign Management
17 42 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
18 38 (5.38%) Data Migration
19 37 (5.24%) OOD
20 34 (4.82%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 481 (68.13%) SQL
2 322 (45.61%) C#
3 276 (39.09%) T-SQL
4 195 (27.62%) JavaScript
5 111 (15.72%) VB.NET
6 41 (5.81%) PowerShell
7 39 (5.52%) VBA
8 9 (1.27%) Java
9 8 (1.13%) VB
10 6 (0.85%) XQuery
10 6 (0.85%) VBScript
11 5 (0.71%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.42%) C++
12 3 (0.42%) Ruby
13 2 (0.28%) Delphi
13 2 (0.28%) Python
13 2 (0.28%) Pascal
13 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.28%) VB6
14 1 (0.14%) C
Qualifications
1 83 (11.76%) Degree
2 24 (3.40%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.13%) ISEB
4 8 (1.13%) ISTQB
4 8 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (0.99%) MCSE
6 5 (0.71%) MCPD
6 5 (0.71%) MCP
7 4 (0.57%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.57%) MCTS
7 4 (0.57%) MCITP
8 3 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (0.14%) NCDA
9 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.14%) CCNA
9 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.56%) SLA
2 5 (0.71%) QA
3 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) BS7799
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.27%) Hyper-V
3 15 (2.12%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.42%) LiteSpeed
5 7 (0.99%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.99%) XenApp
5 7 (0.99%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.85%) vSphere
7 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.28%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.28%) vCloud
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.14%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 8 (1.13%) SCCM
2 2 (0.28%) SCOM
2 2 (0.28%) OpenNMS
2 2 (0.28%) Puppet
2 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.14%) OpenView
3 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 278 (39.38%) Microsoft
2 42 (5.95%) VMware
3 30 (4.25%) Oracle
4 12 (1.70%) Cisco
5 11 (1.56%) HP
5 11 (1.56%) Dell
6 10 (1.42%) Cognos
7 9 (1.27%) Business Objects
7 9 (1.27%) Citrix
7 9 (1.27%) NetApp
8 8 (1.13%) SAP
9 7 (0.99%) Informatica
9 7 (0.99%) Teradata
10 6 (0.85%) Sage
10 6 (0.85%) PeopleSoft
11 5 (0.71%) Primavera
11 5 (0.71%) Open Text
12 3 (0.42%) Veeam
12 3 (0.42%) Vertica
12 3 (0.42%) Intel
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £21216 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £26000 - £36000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Highly Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £40,000 per annum + Superb Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: Competitive Package
Posted: 5 days ago