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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 47 54 31
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -23
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 337 301 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.61% 4.49% 7.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.09% 11.75% 19.05%
Number of salaries quoted 309 278 560
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 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
2392 2562 3176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 32.72% 38.20% 39.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2083 2230 2887
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,863 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +14 202 £37,500 +19.04% 12
Cheshire -5 81 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Merseyside -12 26 £38,000 -15.55% 2
Lancashire -10 19 £32,000 -1.53% 1
Cumbria - 4 - -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 686 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 457 (66.62%) SQL
3 323 (47.08%) .NET
4 298 (43.44%) C#
5 286 (41.69%) Microsoft
6 261 (38.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 257 (37.46%) T-SQL
8 255 (37.17%) Agile Software Development
8 255 (37.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 245 (35.71%) ASP.NET
10 236 (34.40%) SQL Server 2005
11 204 (29.74%) HTML
12 200 (29.15%) Business Intelligence
13 199 (29.01%) Finance
14 195 (28.43%) CSS
14 195 (28.43%) SQL Server 2012
15 188 (27.41%) WCF
16 185 (26.97%) JavaScript
17 179 (26.09%) MVC
18 157 (22.89%) MS Excel
19 147 (21.43%) .NET Framework
20 145 (21.14%) Windows
21 139 (20.26%) jQuery
21 139 (20.26%) ASP.NET MVC
22 113 (16.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 106 (15.45%) VB.NET
24 104 (15.16%) Data Warehouse
25 100 (14.58%) XML
26 91 (13.27%) Team Foundation Server
27 86 (12.54%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 83 (12.10%) SharePoint
2 60 (8.75%) IIS
3 24 (3.50%) NServiceBus
4 22 (3.21%) MS Exchange
5 21 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (2.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 15 (2.19%) CMS
8 13 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (0.87%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.73%) SAS
12 2 (0.29%) Apache
12 2 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Application Server
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle 9iAS
Applications
1 157 (22.89%) MS Excel
2 54 (7.87%) PowerPivot
3 12 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.46%) MS Office
5 9 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.60%) Dynamics NAV
1 11 (1.60%) Magento
2 10 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.50%) DNS
2 21 (3.06%) SAN
3 19 (2.77%) DHCP
4 12 (1.75%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.75%) Firewall
5 10 (1.46%) VPN
6 8 (1.17%) LAN
6 8 (1.17%) WAN
6 8 (1.17%) Internet
7 6 (0.87%) iSCSI
7 6 (0.87%) VoIP
7 6 (0.87%) HTTP
8 5 (0.73%) WLAN
8 5 (0.73%) DMZ
8 5 (0.73%) VLAN
9 4 (0.58%) SMTP
9 4 (0.58%) FTP
10 3 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.29%) Intranet
11 2 (0.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 686 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 261 (38.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 255 (37.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 236 (34.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 195 (28.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 113 (16.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 104 (15.16%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (6.85%) SQL Server 2000
9 39 (5.69%) OLAP
10 33 (4.81%) Relational Database
11 30 (4.37%) MongoDB
12 21 (3.06%) DTS
13 19 (2.77%) Data Mining
14 16 (2.33%) MS Access
15 14 (2.04%) OLTP
16 13 (1.90%) QlikView
17 12 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
18 11 (1.60%) RDBMS
18 11 (1.60%) Xcelsius
19 10 (1.46%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 91 (13.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 66 (9.62%) Visual Studio
3 46 (6.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 38 (5.54%) NUnit
5 26 (3.79%) Selenium
6 24 (3.50%) SpecFlow
7 15 (2.19%) Moq
8 14 (2.04%) Git (software)
9 13 (1.90%) Firebug
10 12 (1.75%) Subversion
11 11 (1.60%) JIRA
12 3 (0.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.29%) FireMonkey
14 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
14 1 (0.15%) CruiseControl
14 1 (0.15%) Toad
General
1 199 (29.01%) Finance
2 35 (5.10%) Retail
3 23 (3.35%) Manufacturing
4 11 (1.60%) Law
5 8 (1.17%) Banking
5 8 (1.17%) Marketing
6 6 (0.87%) Advertising
7 4 (0.58%) Games
7 4 (0.58%) Back Office
8 1 (0.15%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 389 (56.71%) Developer
2 143 (20.85%) .NET Developer
3 115 (16.76%) Analyst
4 87 (12.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 78 (11.37%) DBA
6 76 (11.08%) Senior Developer
7 71 (10.35%) Software Developer
8 67 (9.77%) C# Developer
9 63 (9.18%) SQL DBA
10 46 (6.71%) SQL Developer
11 37 (5.39%) C# .NET Developer
12 34 (4.96%) MI Analyst
13 31 (4.52%) SQL Server DBA
14 27 (3.94%) Programmer
14 27 (3.94%) Senior .NET Developer
14 27 (3.94%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
15 25 (3.64%) Report Writer
16 24 (3.50%) Analyst Programmer
17 23 (3.35%) Administrator
17 23 (3.35%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (47.08%) .NET
2 245 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 204 (29.74%) HTML
4 195 (28.43%) CSS
5 188 (27.41%) WCF
6 147 (21.43%) .NET Framework
7 139 (20.26%) jQuery
7 139 (20.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 100 (14.58%) XML
9 70 (10.20%) HTML5
10 67 (9.77%) WPF
10 67 (9.77%) Web Services
11 62 (9.04%) Ajax
12 60 (8.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 51 (7.43%) NHibernate
14 46 (6.71%) ADO.NET
15 41 (5.98%) SOAP
16 39 (5.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 38 (5.54%) WinForms
18 35 (5.10%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 86 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (7.29%) Enterprise Software
3 38 (5.54%) Replication
4 27 (3.94%) Computer Science
5 22 (3.21%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.77%) User Experience
7 16 (2.33%) Clustering
8 15 (2.19%) Mathematics
8 15 (2.19%) Physics
8 15 (2.19%) Data Extraction
8 15 (2.19%) Inversion of Control
9 14 (2.04%) Statistics
10 12 (1.75%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.60%) Visualisation
12 9 (1.31%) NHS
13 6 (0.87%) Blog
14 5 (0.73%) Social Media
14 5 (0.73%) Data Integration
15 4 (0.58%) Open Source
15 4 (0.58%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 145 (21.14%) Windows
2 48 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (2.62%) Windows 8
5 18 (2.62%) Windows 7
6 15 (2.19%) Windows XP
7 5 (0.73%) Linux
8 4 (0.58%) Windows Vista
8 4 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.44%) Android
9 3 (0.44%) UNIX
10 2 (0.29%) Debian
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (37.17%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (29.15%) Business Intelligence
3 179 (26.09%) MVC
4 84 (12.24%) TDD
5 73 (10.64%) CRM
6 63 (9.18%) Data Analysis
6 63 (9.18%) Mentoring
7 61 (8.89%) Data Modelling
8 58 (8.45%) Performance Tuning
9 53 (7.73%) ETL
10 51 (7.43%) Scrum
11 50 (7.29%) Campaign Management
12 49 (7.14%) Data Cleansing
12 49 (7.14%) OO
13 47 (6.85%) Migration
14 38 (5.54%) Business Analysis
15 37 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
15 37 (5.39%) E-Commerce
16 33 (4.81%) Data Migration
17 31 (4.52%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 457 (66.62%) SQL
2 298 (43.44%) C#
3 257 (37.46%) T-SQL
4 185 (26.97%) JavaScript
5 106 (15.45%) VB.NET
6 40 (5.83%) PowerShell
7 35 (5.10%) VBA
8 7 (1.02%) VB
9 6 (0.87%) VBScript
10 5 (0.73%) Java
11 4 (0.58%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.44%) C++
13 2 (0.29%) Delphi
13 2 (0.29%) Python
13 2 (0.29%) XQuery
13 2 (0.29%) Pascal
13 2 (0.29%) VB6
14 1 (0.15%) Ruby
14 1 (0.15%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 75 (10.93%) Degree
2 26 (3.79%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.31%) ISEB
4 9 (1.31%) ISTQB
4 9 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (0.87%) MCTS
6 6 (0.87%) MCPD
6 6 (0.87%) MCP
6 6 (0.87%) MCSE
7 4 (0.58%) MCITP
7 4 (0.58%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 3 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.44%) NCDA
8 3 (0.44%) CCNA
9 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.15%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.46%) SLA
2 5 (0.73%) QA
3 1 (0.15%) BS7799
3 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (3.94%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.62%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.46%) vSphere
5 6 (0.87%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.87%) LiteSpeed
5 6 (0.87%) XenApp
5 6 (0.87%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.29%) vCloud
6 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.15%) SpamAssassin
7 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (1.46%) SCCM
2 6 (0.87%) SCOM
3 2 (0.29%) OpenNMS
3 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.29%) Puppet
3 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 286 (41.69%) Microsoft
2 48 (7.00%) VMware
3 28 (4.08%) Oracle
4 16 (2.33%) Cognos
5 14 (2.04%) Cisco
6 13 (1.90%) Business Objects
7 12 (1.75%) Citrix
8 10 (1.46%) NetApp
8 10 (1.46%) Dell
9 9 (1.31%) Informatica
10 8 (1.17%) HP
10 8 (1.17%) Teradata
11 7 (1.02%) SAP
12 6 (0.87%) PeopleSoft
12 6 (0.87%) Sage
13 5 (0.73%) Avaya
13 5 (0.73%) Juniper
13 5 (0.73%) Open Text
13 5 (0.73%) Primavera
13 5 (0.73%) ServiceNow
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