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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 46 51 33
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 314 311 564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.62% 4.70% 7.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.28% 12.24% 17.81%
Number of salaries quoted 286 287 513
Average salary £37,554 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £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
2199 2540 3166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 32.32% 38.37% 40.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1926 2217 2848
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
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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 0 166 £37,500 +9.48% 31
Cheshire +6 98 £40,000 +6.66% 11
Merseyside -7 24 £40,000 -3.61% 6
Lancashire -5 19 £30,000 -7.69% 10
Cumbria -2 3 - -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 677 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 462 (68.24%) SQL
3 310 (45.79%) .NET
4 299 (44.17%) Microsoft
5 276 (40.77%) C#
6 255 (37.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 253 (37.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 249 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
9 244 (36.04%) T-SQL
10 237 (35.01%) ASP.NET
11 202 (29.84%) SQL Server 2005
12 201 (29.69%) HTML
13 199 (29.39%) Finance
14 198 (29.25%) Business Intelligence
15 193 (28.51%) CSS
16 180 (26.59%) JavaScript
17 178 (26.29%) WCF
18 177 (26.14%) SQL Server 2012
19 161 (23.78%) MVC
20 155 (22.90%) Windows
20 155 (22.90%) MS Excel
21 135 (19.94%) ASP.NET MVC
22 129 (19.05%) .NET Framework
23 125 (18.46%) jQuery
23 125 (18.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 103 (15.21%) SharePoint
25 98 (14.48%) Data Warehouse
26 96 (14.18%) VB.NET
27 93 (13.74%) XML
28 91 (13.44%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 103 (15.21%) SharePoint
2 69 (10.19%) IIS
3 29 (4.28%) SharePoint 2010
4 24 (3.55%) NServiceBus
5 20 (2.95%) MS Exchange
5 20 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.07%) CMS
6 14 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.89%) SAS
9 6 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.44%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.30%) Apache
12 2 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Application Server
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle 9iAS
Applications
1 155 (22.90%) MS Excel
2 60 (8.86%) PowerPivot
3 16 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.62%) MS Office
5 9 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.62%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (1.62%) Magento
3 9 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.89%) Office 365
3 4 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.69%) DNS
2 20 (2.95%) DHCP
3 15 (2.22%) Firewall
4 14 (2.07%) SAN
5 13 (1.92%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.77%) VPN
7 9 (1.33%) LAN
7 9 (1.33%) VoIP
7 9 (1.33%) WAN
8 8 (1.18%) Internet
9 7 (1.03%) VLAN
9 7 (1.03%) DMZ
10 6 (0.89%) HTTP
11 5 (0.74%) WLAN
12 4 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.59%) SMTP
12 4 (0.59%) FTP
12 4 (0.59%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.30%) IPsec
13 2 (0.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 677 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 255 (37.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 253 (37.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 202 (29.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 177 (26.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 125 (18.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 98 (14.48%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (6.94%) SQL Server 2000
9 46 (6.79%) OLAP
10 31 (4.58%) Relational Database
11 25 (3.69%) MongoDB
12 23 (3.40%) Data Mining
13 17 (2.51%) DTS
14 16 (2.36%) MS Access
14 16 (2.36%) QlikView
15 14 (2.07%) Crystal Reports
16 13 (1.92%) OLTP
17 11 (1.62%) Xcelsius
17 11 (1.62%) MySQL
17 11 (1.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 91 (13.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 61 (9.01%) Visual Studio
3 35 (5.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 34 (5.02%) NUnit
5 27 (3.99%) SpecFlow
6 24 (3.55%) Selenium
7 15 (2.22%) Moq
8 14 (2.07%) Git (software)
9 13 (1.92%) Firebug
10 11 (1.62%) JIRA
11 8 (1.18%) Subversion
12 3 (0.44%) ReSharper
12 3 (0.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 2 (0.30%) FireMonkey
14 1 (0.15%) CruiseControl
14 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
14 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
14 1 (0.15%) Toad
General
1 199 (29.39%) Finance
2 34 (5.02%) Retail
3 26 (3.84%) Manufacturing
4 11 (1.62%) Law
5 8 (1.18%) Banking
6 6 (0.89%) Advertising
7 4 (0.59%) Back Office
7 4 (0.59%) Marketing
8 2 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.15%) Local Government
9 1 (0.15%) German Language
9 1 (0.15%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 362 (53.47%) Developer
2 134 (19.79%) .NET Developer
3 109 (16.10%) Analyst
4 88 (13.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 78 (11.52%) DBA
6 69 (10.19%) Senior Developer
7 66 (9.75%) C# Developer
8 63 (9.31%) SQL DBA
9 60 (8.86%) Software Developer
10 38 (5.61%) SQL Developer
11 35 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
12 31 (4.58%) MI Analyst
13 30 (4.43%) SQL Server DBA
13 30 (4.43%) Programmer
14 29 (4.28%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
15 25 (3.69%) Report Writer
15 25 (3.69%) Senior .NET Developer
16 24 (3.55%) Analyst Programmer
17 23 (3.40%) .NET Programmer
18 21 (3.10%) .NET Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (45.79%) .NET
2 237 (35.01%) ASP.NET
3 201 (29.69%) HTML
4 193 (28.51%) CSS
5 178 (26.29%) WCF
6 135 (19.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 129 (19.05%) .NET Framework
8 125 (18.46%) jQuery
9 93 (13.74%) XML
10 70 (10.34%) HTML5
11 65 (9.60%) Web Services
12 63 (9.31%) Ajax
13 60 (8.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 57 (8.42%) WPF
15 38 (5.61%) JSON
15 38 (5.61%) NHibernate
16 37 (5.47%) WinForms
16 37 (5.47%) ADO.NET
17 36 (5.32%) SOAP
18 33 (4.87%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 86 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
3 34 (5.02%) Replication
4 25 (3.69%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.66%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.36%) Statistics
7 15 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
8 14 (2.07%) Clustering
9 13 (1.92%) User Experience
10 12 (1.77%) NHS
10 12 (1.77%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.77%) Visualisation
10 12 (1.77%) Mathematics
10 12 (1.77%) Physics
11 10 (1.48%) Data Extraction
11 10 (1.48%) Data Integration
12 9 (1.33%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.89%) W3C
14 4 (0.59%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.44%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 155 (22.90%) Windows
2 57 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (3.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (3.69%) Windows 7
5 24 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (3.25%) Windows XP
7 19 (2.81%) Windows 8
8 8 (1.18%) Windows Vista
9 5 (0.74%) Linux
10 3 (0.44%) UNIX
11 2 (0.30%) Debian
11 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.30%) Android
12 1 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (29.25%) Business Intelligence
3 161 (23.78%) MVC
4 85 (12.56%) CRM
5 79 (11.67%) TDD
6 69 (10.19%) Data Analysis
7 66 (9.75%) Data Modelling
8 58 (8.57%) Scrum
9 57 (8.42%) ETL
9 57 (8.42%) Performance Tuning
10 55 (8.12%) Data Cleansing
11 53 (7.83%) Campaign Management
12 52 (7.68%) Mentoring
13 45 (6.65%) E-Commerce
14 43 (6.35%) OO
15 39 (5.76%) Migration
16 35 (5.17%) Software Engineering
17 32 (4.73%) Unit Testing
18 31 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
19 28 (4.14%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 462 (68.24%) SQL
2 276 (40.77%) C#
3 244 (36.04%) T-SQL
4 180 (26.59%) JavaScript
5 96 (14.18%) VB.NET
6 38 (5.61%) PowerShell
7 29 (4.28%) VBA
8 12 (1.77%) Java
9 9 (1.33%) VB
10 7 (1.03%) VBScript
11 3 (0.44%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.44%) C++
12 2 (0.30%) Delphi
12 2 (0.30%) Python
12 2 (0.30%) Pascal
12 2 (0.30%) VB6
13 1 (0.15%) Ruby
13 1 (0.15%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 74 (10.93%) Degree
2 31 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (4.14%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.77%) MCTS
5 11 (1.62%) MCP
6 9 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (1.33%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.33%) ISEB
7 8 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.03%) MCITP
9 6 (0.89%) MCAD
9 6 (0.89%) MCSD
9 6 (0.89%) MCPD
9 6 (0.89%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.59%) MCSE
10 4 (0.59%) CCNA
10 4 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.59%) NCDA
10 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.48%) SLA
2 5 (0.74%) QA
3 3 (0.44%) GAMP
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (5.02%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.51%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.62%) vSphere
5 5 (0.74%) XenApp
5 5 (0.74%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.59%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.30%) vCloud
7 2 (0.30%) XenServer
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 10 (1.48%) SCCM
2 6 (0.89%) SCOM
3 2 (0.30%) Puppet
3 2 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.30%) OpenNMS
3 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.30%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 299 (44.17%) Microsoft
2 47 (6.94%) VMware
3 24 (3.55%) Oracle
4 19 (2.81%) Cognos
5 14 (2.07%) Business Objects
6 13 (1.92%) Citrix
6 13 (1.92%) Cisco
7 11 (1.62%) Informatica
7 11 (1.62%) NetApp
8 10 (1.48%) Dell
9 9 (1.33%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.18%) Teradata
10 8 (1.18%) Sage
10 8 (1.18%) Avaya
11 7 (1.03%) Juniper
11 7 (1.03%) SAP
12 6 (0.89%) PeopleSoft
12 6 (0.89%) HP
13 5 (0.74%) Open Text
13 5 (0.74%) Primavera
Bolton, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum excellent holidays, healthcare and f
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Talent Spa
Salary: Depending on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £21216 - £54000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Clifford Sells
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago