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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 53 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 300 435 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.70% 6.30% 6.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 13.56% 16.72% 15.81%
Number of salaries quoted 268 391 389
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £26,500 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £46,350
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
2213 2601 2871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.66% 37.66% 39.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1866 2261 2491
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 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
Manchester -10 187 £37,500 - 38
Cheshire -18 74 £40,000 +14.28% 16
Lancashire -4 23 £28,750 -11.53% 6
Merseyside +10 11 £41,000 +26.15% 5
Cumbria - 4 £29,000 -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 622 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 428 (68.81%) SQL
3 301 (48.39%) Microsoft
4 263 (42.28%) .NET
5 234 (37.62%) C#
6 226 (36.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 222 (35.69%) T-SQL
8 218 (35.05%) Agile Software Development
9 203 (32.64%) ASP.NET
10 197 (31.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 195 (31.35%) Windows
12 171 (27.49%) Finance
13 164 (26.37%) SQL Server 2012
14 154 (24.76%) HTML
15 152 (24.44%) SQL Server 2005
16 145 (23.31%) JavaScript
16 145 (23.31%) CSS
17 141 (22.67%) Business Intelligence
18 139 (22.35%) MS Excel
19 122 (19.61%) WCF
20 106 (17.04%) MVC
21 95 (15.27%) SharePoint
21 95 (15.27%) jQuery
22 88 (14.15%) Degree
23 83 (13.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 81 (13.02%) .NET Framework
25 77 (12.38%) ETL
26 75 (12.06%) IIS
27 71 (11.41%) Scrum
27 71 (11.41%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 95 (15.27%) SharePoint
2 75 (12.06%) IIS
3 37 (5.95%) SharePoint 2010
4 29 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (4.66%) MS Exchange
5 22 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 15 (2.41%) NServiceBus
6 15 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.61%) CMS
9 6 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.96%) Apache
9 6 (0.96%) SAS
9 6 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.64%) OpenEdge
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle 9iAS
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (0.64%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.48%) Drupal
Applications
1 139 (22.35%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.86%) PowerPivot
3 19 (3.05%) MS Office
4 16 (2.57%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 29 (4.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.29%) Dynamics GP
3 7 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.16%) Primavera
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.25%) Office 365
4 2 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.95%) DNS
2 27 (4.34%) DHCP
3 25 (4.02%) Firewall
4 21 (3.38%) TCP/IP
5 19 (3.05%) VPN
5 19 (3.05%) SAN
6 17 (2.73%) WAN
6 17 (2.73%) LAN
7 13 (2.09%) Internet
8 11 (1.77%) VLAN
9 10 (1.61%) WLAN
9 10 (1.61%) DMZ
10 9 (1.45%) VoIP
11 5 (0.80%) FTP
11 5 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.64%) NAS
12 4 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (0.48%) ATM
13 3 (0.48%) SMTP
14 2 (0.32%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 622 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 226 (36.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 197 (31.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 164 (26.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 152 (24.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 83 (13.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 61 (9.81%) Data Warehouse
8 46 (7.40%) OLAP
9 42 (6.75%) SQL Server 2000
10 18 (2.89%) QlikView
11 16 (2.57%) Crystal Reports
11 16 (2.57%) Relational Database
12 15 (2.41%) Big Data
13 14 (2.25%) MySQL
13 14 (2.25%) OLAP Cube
14 13 (2.09%) MongoDB
15 12 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (1.77%) DTS
16 11 (1.77%) Oracle Database
17 10 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 69 (11.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 57 (9.16%) Visual Studio
3 29 (4.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 22 (3.54%) SpecFlow
5 19 (3.05%) NUnit
6 15 (2.41%) Selenium
7 11 (1.77%) JIRA
8 9 (1.45%) Moq
9 7 (1.13%) Xcode
9 7 (1.13%) Git (software)
9 7 (1.13%) ReSharper
10 5 (0.80%) Firebug
10 5 (0.80%) Subversion
11 4 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
12 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.16%) MSTest
12 1 (0.16%) ERwin
12 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 171 (27.49%) Finance
2 20 (3.22%) Games
2 20 (3.22%) Retail
3 12 (1.93%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.29%) Local Government
5 6 (0.96%) Marketing
5 6 (0.96%) Law
5 6 (0.96%) Legal
6 3 (0.48%) Advertising
7 2 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.16%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 292 (46.95%) Developer
2 117 (18.81%) .NET Developer
3 115 (18.49%) DBA
4 94 (15.11%) SQL DBA
5 93 (14.95%) Analyst
6 76 (12.22%) C# Developer
7 50 (8.04%) SQL Server DBA
8 48 (7.72%) C# .NET Developer
9 40 (6.43%) Senior Developer
10 39 (6.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 37 (5.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 35 (5.63%) Administrator
12 35 (5.63%) SQL Developer
13 32 (5.14%) Software Developer
14 30 (4.82%) Support Engineer
15 28 (4.50%) Programmer
16 25 (4.02%) ASP.NET Developer
17 24 (3.86%) Consultant
18 23 (3.70%) MI Analyst
19 21 (3.38%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (42.28%) .NET
2 203 (32.64%) ASP.NET
3 154 (24.76%) HTML
4 145 (23.31%) CSS
5 122 (19.61%) WCF
6 95 (15.27%) jQuery
7 81 (13.02%) .NET Framework
8 71 (11.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 68 (10.93%) XML
10 67 (10.77%) Ajax
11 61 (9.81%) Web Services
12 54 (8.68%) HTML5
13 44 (7.07%) WPF
14 32 (5.14%) JSON
15 29 (4.66%) AngularJS
15 29 (4.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 26 (4.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 26 (4.18%) WinForms
17 25 (4.02%) LINQ
18 24 (3.86%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (9.81%) Replication
3 42 (6.75%) Clustering
4 26 (4.18%) Statistics
5 21 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (3.22%) NHS
7 18 (2.89%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.73%) Computer Science
9 16 (2.57%) Mobile App
10 15 (2.41%) Data Integration
11 13 (2.09%) Visualisation
12 10 (1.61%) User Experience
13 9 (1.45%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.80%) W3C
14 5 (0.80%) Open Source
15 4 (0.64%) Data Extraction
15 4 (0.64%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.64%) Mathematics
16 3 (0.48%) Blackberry
16 3 (0.48%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 195 (31.35%) Windows
2 70 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (6.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (5.47%) Windows 7
6 31 (4.98%) Windows XP
7 25 (4.02%) Windows 8
8 16 (2.57%) Android
9 15 (2.41%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.45%) Linux
11 5 (0.80%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.48%) SUSE
12 3 (0.48%) UNIX
12 3 (0.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (35.05%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (22.67%) Business Intelligence
3 106 (17.04%) MVC
4 77 (12.38%) ETL
5 71 (11.41%) Scrum
5 71 (11.41%) Performance Tuning
6 60 (9.65%) CRM
7 48 (7.72%) TDD
8 47 (7.56%) Software Engineering
9 42 (6.75%) OO
10 41 (6.59%) Project Management
11 40 (6.43%) Data Analysis
12 38 (6.11%) Unit Testing
13 34 (5.47%) Data Modelling
14 33 (5.31%) ITIL
15 32 (5.14%) E-Commerce
16 29 (4.66%) ERP
17 27 (4.34%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (4.34%) Mentoring
18 24 (3.86%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 428 (68.81%) SQL
2 234 (37.62%) C#
3 222 (35.69%) T-SQL
4 145 (23.31%) JavaScript
5 52 (8.36%) VB.NET
6 34 (5.47%) VBA
7 30 (4.82%) PowerShell
8 23 (3.70%) Java
9 13 (2.09%) VB
10 9 (1.45%) Objective-C
11 8 (1.29%) VBScript
12 4 (0.64%) PHP
12 4 (0.64%) Delphi
13 3 (0.48%) Perl
13 3 (0.48%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.32%) Progress 4GL
14 2 (0.32%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.16%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 88 (14.15%) Degree
2 56 (9.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (3.54%) MCTS
4 17 (2.73%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 16 (2.57%) MCITP
6 13 (2.09%) MCP
6 13 (2.09%) MCSD
7 11 (1.77%) MCAD
8 10 (1.61%) MCDBA
9 9 (1.45%) CCNA
9 9 (1.45%) NCDA
9 9 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.13%) SC Cleared
11 6 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.96%) ISEB
11 6 (0.96%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.80%) MCPD
12 5 (0.80%) CCA
12 5 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.09%) QA
2 9 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.80%) SLA
4 4 (0.64%) GAMP
5 2 (0.32%) HL7
System Software
1 50 (8.04%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (2.89%) Hyper-V
3 16 (2.57%) vSphere
4 7 (1.13%) XenApp
5 5 (0.80%) XenServer
5 5 (0.80%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.64%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.32%) vCloud
9 1 (0.16%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 12 (1.93%) SCOM
2 11 (1.77%) SCCM
3 4 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.64%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.48%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.32%) vMotion
6 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 301 (48.39%) Microsoft
2 48 (7.72%) VMware
3 25 (4.02%) Oracle
4 20 (3.22%) Cognos
4 20 (3.22%) DevExpress
5 18 (2.89%) Citrix
6 15 (2.41%) Cisco
7 14 (2.25%) Business Objects
8 12 (1.93%) NetApp
9 11 (1.77%) SAP
10 10 (1.61%) Sage
11 9 (1.45%) Avaya
11 9 (1.45%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.29%) Juniper
12 8 (1.29%) Dell
12 8 (1.29%) Hyperion
12 8 (1.29%) JD Edwards
13 7 (1.13%) Tableau
14 6 (0.96%) Informatica
14 6 (0.96%) HP
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