The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 48 52 31
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -21
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 317 354 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.43% 4.89% 6.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.76% 13.36% 17.90%
Number of salaries quoted 271 310 477
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
2485 2649 2871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.72% 36.59% 38.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2077 2337 2574
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -8 162 £35,000 - 20
Cheshire +1 119 £37,500 +8.69% 14
Lancashire +11 22 £32,500 -10.95% 4
Merseyside -11 15 £33,750 -0.73% 6
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 770 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 503 (65.32%) SQL
3 452 (58.70%) .NET
4 402 (52.21%) C#
5 307 (39.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 293 (38.05%) T-SQL
7 290 (37.66%) ASP.NET
8 282 (36.62%) Microsoft
9 247 (32.08%) SQL Server 2012
10 244 (31.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 233 (30.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 210 (27.27%) .NET Framework
12 210 (27.27%) JavaScript
13 198 (25.71%) MVC
14 190 (24.68%) WCF
15 185 (24.03%) HTML
16 172 (22.34%) XML
17 169 (21.95%) CSS
18 163 (21.17%) Windows
19 162 (21.04%) Business Intelligence
20 149 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
21 147 (19.09%) jQuery
22 145 (18.83%) MS Excel
23 140 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
24 133 (17.27%) Finance
25 132 (17.14%) Web Services
26 122 (15.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
27 114 (14.81%) VB.NET
28 113 (14.68%) TDD
29 95 (12.34%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 39 (5.06%) MS Exchange
1 39 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 34 (4.42%) IIS
3 29 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (2.21%) CMS
6 17 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.04%) Umbraco
9 8 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.78%) ColdFusion
10 6 (0.78%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.52%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.52%) K2 blackpearl
13 3 (0.39%) Lync
14 2 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.26%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 145 (18.83%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.21%) MS Office
3 12 (1.56%) SPSS
4 3 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.26%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (1.17%) Visualfiles
2 7 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.56%) Trello
4 5 (0.65%) Office 365
5 4 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.52%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.45%) SAN
2 20 (2.60%) LAN
2 20 (2.60%) WAN
2 20 (2.60%) Internet
3 19 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
4 14 (1.82%) Firewall
5 11 (1.43%) DNS
6 10 (1.30%) NAS
6 10 (1.30%) RFID
7 9 (1.17%) Intranet
8 7 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (0.91%) iSCSI
9 6 (0.78%) DHCP
10 5 (0.65%) IPsec
10 5 (0.65%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.52%) VLAN
11 4 (0.52%) SNMP
11 4 (0.52%) Wireless
12 2 (0.26%) SMS
12 2 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 770 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 307 (39.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 247 (32.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 244 (31.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 233 (30.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 79 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
7 76 (9.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 52 (6.75%) SQL Server 2000
9 34 (4.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 31 (4.03%) Relational Database
11 26 (3.38%) OLAP
12 19 (2.47%) MongoDB
13 18 (2.34%) MySQL
14 16 (2.08%) Oracle Database
15 15 (1.95%) DTS
15 15 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
16 14 (1.82%) NoSQL
17 10 (1.30%) RDBMS
18 8 (1.04%) MS Access
19 7 (0.91%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 95 (12.34%) Visual Studio
2 76 (9.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (6.88%) NUnit
4 40 (5.19%) Moq
5 31 (4.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 16 (2.08%) SpecFlow
7 15 (1.95%) Subversion
8 14 (1.82%) TeamCity
9 12 (1.56%) Mercurial
9 12 (1.56%) ReSharper
9 12 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (1.43%) JIRA
11 9 (1.17%) Selenium
12 8 (1.04%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.78%) PowerBuilder
14 4 (0.52%) Git (software)
15 3 (0.39%) Jenkins
15 3 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
15 3 (0.39%) MyEclipse
15 3 (0.39%) Gerrit
General
1 133 (17.27%) Finance
2 37 (4.81%) Retail
3 29 (3.77%) Marketing
4 20 (2.60%) Advertising
5 19 (2.47%) Legal
6 10 (1.30%) Law
7 6 (0.78%) Games
8 4 (0.52%) Banking
9 3 (0.39%) Back Office
9 3 (0.39%) Military
9 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.39%) Electronics
10 2 (0.26%) Billing
10 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 501 (65.06%) Developer
2 243 (31.56%) .NET Developer
3 140 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 125 (16.23%) Analyst
5 111 (14.42%) C# .NET Developer
6 102 (13.25%) Software Developer
7 76 (9.87%) Senior Developer
8 66 (8.57%) SQL Developer
9 64 (8.31%) DBA
10 58 (7.53%) SQL DBA
11 54 (7.01%) Web Developer
12 49 (6.36%) Senior .NET Developer
13 48 (6.23%) ASP.NET Developer
14 46 (5.97%) C# Software Developer
15 45 (5.84%) .NET Software Developer
16 44 (5.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 33 (4.29%) SQL Server DBA
18 27 (3.51%) MI Analyst
19 25 (3.25%) Report Writer
19 25 (3.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 452 (58.70%) .NET
2 290 (37.66%) ASP.NET
3 210 (27.27%) .NET Framework
4 190 (24.68%) WCF
5 185 (24.03%) HTML
6 172 (22.34%) XML
7 169 (21.95%) CSS
8 147 (19.09%) jQuery
9 140 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 132 (17.14%) Web Services
11 122 (15.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 84 (10.91%) Ajax
13 83 (10.78%) WPF
14 68 (8.83%) LINQ
14 68 (8.83%) NHibernate
15 63 (8.18%) SOAP
16 55 (7.14%) WinForms
16 55 (7.14%) HTML5
17 45 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 35 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.84%) Computer Science
2 33 (4.29%) Clustering
3 31 (4.03%) Replication
4 24 (3.12%) Mathematics
4 24 (3.12%) Physics
5 21 (2.73%) Blog
5 21 (2.73%) Social Media
6 18 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.21%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.56%) NHS
9 10 (1.30%) Data Extraction
10 9 (1.17%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.17%) W3C
10 9 (1.17%) Open Source
11 7 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
12 6 (0.78%) Informatics
12 6 (0.78%) SystemC
13 5 (0.65%) RIA
13 5 (0.65%) Data Integration
14 4 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 163 (21.17%) Windows
2 68 (8.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (6.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (3.12%) Windows 7
6 23 (2.99%) Windows 8
7 17 (2.21%) Windows XP
8 8 (1.04%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.91%) Linux
9 7 (0.91%) Android
10 5 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.39%) Solaris
11 3 (0.39%) Windows CE
11 3 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.39%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.26%) UNIX
12 2 (0.26%) AIX
13 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (25.71%) MVC
2 162 (21.04%) Business Intelligence
3 149 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (14.68%) TDD
5 81 (10.52%) OO
6 72 (9.35%) OOD
6 72 (9.35%) Performance Tuning
7 62 (8.05%) Scrum
8 60 (7.79%) Unit Testing
9 51 (6.62%) ETL
10 49 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (4.68%) BDD
12 35 (4.55%) Software Engineering
13 32 (4.16%) Business Analysis
14 30 (3.90%) Migration
14 30 (3.90%) E-Commerce
14 30 (3.90%) ITIL
15 27 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
16 25 (3.25%) Web Development
17 24 (3.12%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 503 (65.32%) SQL
2 402 (52.21%) C#
3 293 (38.05%) T-SQL
4 210 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 114 (14.81%) VB.NET
6 59 (7.66%) VBA
7 23 (2.99%) Java
8 14 (1.82%) C
9 11 (1.43%) PL/SQL
9 11 (1.43%) VB
10 8 (1.04%) XQuery
11 5 (0.65%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.39%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.39%) PHP
12 3 (0.39%) VB6
12 3 (0.39%) XPath
12 3 (0.39%) Ruby
13 2 (0.26%) XAML
14 1 (0.13%) VBScript
14 1 (0.13%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 92 (11.95%) Degree
2 42 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (2.21%) MCTS
4 14 (1.82%) MCSE
5 12 (1.56%) MCP
6 10 (1.30%) NCDA
6 10 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (1.30%) CCNA
6 10 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.26%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.26%) MCITP
7 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.26%) ISEB
7 2 (0.26%) MCSA
7 2 (0.26%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.17%) QA
2 8 (1.04%) SLA
3 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.13%) BS7799
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 33 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.77%) vSphere
3 26 (3.38%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.30%) XenApp
4 10 (1.30%) LiteSpeed
5 9 (1.17%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.78%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.52%) Terminal Server
7 4 (0.52%) vCloud
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.39%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.13%) SpamAssassin
10 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (1.95%) SCCM
2 11 (1.43%) SCOM
3 8 (1.04%) OpenView
4 4 (0.52%) OpenNMS
4 4 (0.52%) Puppet
4 4 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.26%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.13%) Legato
Vendors
1 282 (36.62%) Microsoft
2 46 (5.97%) VMware
3 29 (3.77%) Oracle
4 22 (2.86%) IBM
5 20 (2.60%) NetApp
6 18 (2.34%) HP
7 16 (2.08%) Cisco
8 13 (1.69%) Citrix
9 9 (1.17%) LexisNexis
10 8 (1.04%) Remedy
11 7 (0.91%) Adobe
11 7 (0.91%) Dell
12 6 (0.78%) Google
13 5 (0.65%) SAP
13 5 (0.65%) Veeam
14 4 (0.52%) WatchGuard
14 4 (0.52%) Business Objects
14 4 (0.52%) Sybase
14 4 (0.52%) Acronis
15 3 (0.39%) Tableau
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Talent Source Global
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Company Bonus, Annual leave, Childcare Voucher
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + up to 25% bonus + Good benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £32000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £34000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago