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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 49 46 31
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 310 370 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.45% 5.06% 6.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.91% 13.82% 17.64%
Number of salaries quoted 262 319 467
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
2402 2678 2868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.52% 36.59% 38.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1993 2358 2575
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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 22 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 22 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 -7 166 £35,000 - 23
Cheshire +1 112 £37,500 +10.29% 16
Lancashire +8 19 £35,000 -4.10% 2
Merseyside -11 15 £32,500 -7.14% 8
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 774 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 507 (65.50%) SQL
3 455 (58.79%) .NET
4 400 (51.68%) C#
5 313 (40.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 295 (38.11%) ASP.NET
7 290 (37.47%) T-SQL
8 282 (36.43%) Microsoft
9 247 (31.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 245 (31.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 234 (30.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 211 (27.26%) JavaScript
13 201 (25.97%) .NET Framework
14 198 (25.58%) MVC
15 189 (24.42%) WCF
16 185 (23.90%) HTML
17 177 (22.87%) XML
18 166 (21.45%) CSS
19 164 (21.19%) Windows
20 162 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
21 149 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
22 145 (18.73%) MS Excel
23 144 (18.60%) jQuery
24 141 (18.22%) ASP.NET MVC
25 134 (17.31%) Finance
25 134 (17.31%) Web Services
26 118 (15.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
27 114 (14.73%) TDD
28 112 (14.47%) VB.NET
29 94 (12.14%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 41 (5.30%) SharePoint
2 38 (4.91%) MS Exchange
3 37 (4.78%) IIS
4 28 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (2.20%) CMS
7 17 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.90%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.78%) ColdFusion
12 6 (0.78%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.52%) K2 blackpearl
15 3 (0.39%) Lync
16 2 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.26%) Oracle Application Server
16 2 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 145 (18.73%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.20%) MS Office
3 12 (1.55%) SPSS
4 3 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.26%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.16%) Visualfiles
2 7 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.55%) Trello
3 5 (0.65%) Office 365
4 4 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.52%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.30%) SAN
2 21 (2.71%) LAN
2 21 (2.71%) WAN
2 21 (2.71%) Internet
3 20 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (1.94%) Firewall
5 10 (1.29%) NAS
5 10 (1.29%) DNS
5 10 (1.29%) RFID
6 9 (1.16%) Intranet
7 8 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (0.78%) iSCSI
9 5 (0.65%) IPsec
9 5 (0.65%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.65%) DHCP
10 4 (0.52%) VLAN
10 4 (0.52%) SNMP
10 4 (0.52%) Wireless
11 2 (0.26%) SMS
12 1 (0.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 774 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 313 (40.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 247 (31.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 245 (31.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 234 (30.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 78 (10.08%) Data Warehouse
7 75 (9.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 54 (6.98%) SQL Server 2000
9 36 (4.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 30 (3.88%) Relational Database
11 29 (3.75%) OLAP
12 18 (2.33%) MongoDB
12 18 (2.33%) MySQL
13 16 (2.07%) Oracle Database
14 15 (1.94%) DTS
14 15 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (1.94%) NoSQL
15 11 (1.42%) RDBMS
16 8 (1.03%) MS Access
17 7 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 93 (12.02%) Visual Studio
2 70 (9.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (6.72%) NUnit
4 40 (5.17%) Moq
5 30 (3.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 15 (1.94%) Subversion
7 14 (1.81%) TeamCity
7 14 (1.81%) SpecFlow
8 12 (1.55%) ReSharper
8 12 (1.55%) Mercurial
8 12 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (1.42%) JIRA
10 8 (1.03%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.78%) Selenium
11 6 (0.78%) PowerBuilder
12 4 (0.52%) Git (software)
13 3 (0.39%) Gerrit
13 3 (0.39%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.39%) FxCop
General
1 134 (17.31%) Finance
2 39 (5.04%) Retail
3 31 (4.01%) Marketing
4 20 (2.58%) Advertising
4 20 (2.58%) Legal
5 10 (1.29%) Law
6 4 (0.52%) Banking
7 3 (0.39%) Back Office
7 3 (0.39%) Military
7 3 (0.39%) Games
7 3 (0.39%) Electronics
8 2 (0.26%) Billing
8 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 500 (64.60%) Developer
2 245 (31.65%) .NET Developer
3 141 (18.22%) C# Developer
4 123 (15.89%) Analyst
5 112 (14.47%) C# .NET Developer
6 103 (13.31%) Software Developer
7 81 (10.47%) Senior Developer
8 66 (8.53%) DBA
9 63 (8.14%) SQL Developer
10 60 (7.75%) SQL DBA
11 56 (7.24%) Web Developer
12 53 (6.85%) Senior .NET Developer
12 53 (6.85%) ASP.NET Developer
13 47 (6.07%) .NET Software Developer
14 46 (5.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 46 (5.94%) C# Software Developer
15 35 (4.52%) SQL Server DBA
16 27 (3.49%) Software Engineer
16 27 (3.49%) MI Analyst
17 25 (3.23%) Report Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 455 (58.79%) .NET
2 295 (38.11%) ASP.NET
3 201 (25.97%) .NET Framework
4 189 (24.42%) WCF
5 185 (23.90%) HTML
6 177 (22.87%) XML
7 166 (21.45%) CSS
8 144 (18.60%) jQuery
9 141 (18.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 134 (17.31%) Web Services
11 118 (15.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 86 (11.11%) Ajax
13 82 (10.59%) WPF
14 68 (8.79%) LINQ
15 64 (8.27%) SOAP
16 63 (8.14%) NHibernate
17 55 (7.11%) WinForms
18 54 (6.98%) HTML5
19 45 (5.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 37 (4.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.94%) Computer Science
2 33 (4.26%) Clustering
3 31 (4.01%) Replication
4 23 (2.97%) Mathematics
4 23 (2.97%) Physics
5 21 (2.71%) Social Media
6 19 (2.45%) Blog
7 17 (2.20%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.55%) NHS
10 11 (1.42%) N-Tier
10 11 (1.42%) Open Source
11 9 (1.16%) W3C
11 9 (1.16%) Data Extraction
12 7 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
13 6 (0.78%) Informatics
13 6 (0.78%) SystemC
14 5 (0.65%) RIA
14 5 (0.65%) Data Integration
15 4 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 164 (21.19%) Windows
2 68 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (3.10%) Windows 7
6 22 (2.84%) Windows 8
7 18 (2.33%) Windows XP
8 9 (1.16%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.03%) Android
10 7 (0.90%) Linux
11 5 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.39%) Solaris
12 3 (0.39%) Windows CE
12 3 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.39%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.26%) UNIX
13 2 (0.26%) AIX
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (25.58%) MVC
2 162 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
3 149 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (14.73%) TDD
5 81 (10.47%) OO
6 75 (9.69%) Performance Tuning
7 74 (9.56%) OOD
8 66 (8.53%) Scrum
9 61 (7.88%) Unit Testing
10 53 (6.85%) ETL
11 45 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (5.17%) Software Engineering
13 36 (4.65%) BDD
14 33 (4.26%) E-Commerce
15 31 (4.01%) ITIL
16 30 (3.88%) Business Analysis
17 28 (3.62%) Migration
18 27 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
19 25 (3.23%) Web Development
20 24 (3.10%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 507 (65.50%) SQL
2 400 (51.68%) C#
3 290 (37.47%) T-SQL
4 211 (27.26%) JavaScript
5 112 (14.47%) VB.NET
6 57 (7.36%) VBA
7 23 (2.97%) Java
8 14 (1.81%) C
9 11 (1.42%) VB
10 10 (1.29%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.03%) XQuery
12 5 (0.65%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.52%) PHP
14 3 (0.39%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.39%) XAML
14 3 (0.39%) VB6
14 3 (0.39%) Ruby
14 3 (0.39%) XPath
15 1 (0.13%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 94 (12.14%) Degree
2 42 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (2.45%) MCTS
4 13 (1.68%) MCSE
5 12 (1.55%) MCP
6 10 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (1.29%) NCDA
6 10 (1.29%) CCNA
6 10 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.26%) MCITP
7 2 (0.26%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.26%) ISEB
7 2 (0.26%) MCSA
7 2 (0.26%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.13%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.55%) QA
2 8 (1.03%) SLA
3 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.13%) BS7799
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.88%) vSphere
4 24 (3.10%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.29%) LiteSpeed
6 8 (1.03%) XenApp
6 8 (1.03%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.52%) 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%) SpamAssassin
10 1 (0.13%) XenServer
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 16 (2.07%) SCCM
2 12 (1.55%) SCOM
3 8 (1.03%) 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
5 2 (0.26%) Legato
Vendors
1 282 (36.43%) Microsoft
2 44 (5.68%) VMware
3 28 (3.62%) Oracle
4 22 (2.84%) IBM
5 21 (2.71%) NetApp
6 17 (2.20%) HP
7 16 (2.07%) Cisco
8 11 (1.42%) Citrix
9 9 (1.16%) LexisNexis
10 8 (1.03%) Remedy
11 7 (0.90%) Adobe
11 7 (0.90%) 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%) Teradata
14 4 (0.52%) Acronis
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Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + up to 25% bonus + Good benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Cheshire
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits, flexi-time
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Wilmslow, Cheshire
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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