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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 58 52 47
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 280 317 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.09% 4.26% 4.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.96% 11.59% 13.17%
Number of salaries quoted 252 279 309
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,600 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £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
2342 2734 2575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.19% 36.78% 37.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1997 2253 2290
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +19 196 £42,500 +21.42% 32
Cheshire -39 58 £42,000 +12.00% 8
Lancashire -5 14 £42,750 +6.87% 5
Merseyside +1 7 £40,000 -11.11% 8
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 528 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 369 (69.89%) SQL
3 255 (48.30%) Microsoft
4 230 (43.56%) .NET
5 221 (41.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 207 (39.20%) C#
7 188 (35.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 181 (34.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 176 (33.33%) ASP.NET
10 165 (31.25%) T-SQL
11 150 (28.41%) SQL Server 2005
12 149 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
13 129 (24.43%) Windows
14 126 (23.86%) HTML
15 117 (22.16%) Business Intelligence
16 112 (21.21%) MS Excel
17 108 (20.45%) JavaScript
18 105 (19.89%) Finance
19 95 (17.99%) CSS
19 95 (17.99%) XML
20 89 (16.86%) ETL
21 86 (16.29%) Web Services
22 84 (15.91%) WCF
23 83 (15.72%) MVC
24 82 (15.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 81 (15.34%) Team Foundation Server
26 78 (14.77%) Data Warehouse
27 76 (14.39%) Performance Tuning
28 72 (13.64%) Replication
29 71 (13.45%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 60 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 46 (8.71%) IIS
3 32 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
4 26 (4.92%) MS Exchange
5 24 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
6 16 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.70%) Apache
10 8 (1.52%) Oracle 9iAS
10 8 (1.52%) Drupal
10 8 (1.52%) Oracle Application Server
10 8 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (1.14%) Lync
12 6 (1.14%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.95%) CMS
13 5 (0.95%) Alfresco
14 4 (0.76%) Umbraco
Applications
1 112 (21.21%) MS Excel
2 24 (4.55%) MS Office
3 6 (1.14%) PowerPivot
3 6 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.57%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 19 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.14%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.57%) Primavera
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.38%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.38%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.19%) Line 500
6 1 (0.19%) Magento
6 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.19%) MFGPRO
6 1 (0.19%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.27%) Office 365
4 9 (1.70%) Amazon EMR
5 6 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.14%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.49%) DNS
2 27 (5.11%) Internet
3 26 (4.92%) SAN
4 16 (3.03%) DHCP
5 13 (2.46%) LAN
5 13 (2.46%) WAN
6 12 (2.27%) TCP/IP
7 11 (2.08%) Intranet
7 11 (2.08%) Firewall
8 9 (1.70%) NAS
9 8 (1.52%) VLAN
9 8 (1.52%) DMZ
10 7 (1.33%) VPN
11 6 (1.14%) Ethernet
11 6 (1.14%) FTP
12 5 (0.95%) WLAN
12 5 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (0.57%) VoIP
13 3 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 528 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 221 (41.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 188 (35.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 181 (34.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 150 (28.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 82 (15.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 78 (14.77%) Data Warehouse
8 58 (10.98%) SQL Server 2000
9 23 (4.36%) Relational Database
10 20 (3.79%) OLAP
11 18 (3.41%) MySQL
12 17 (3.22%) Amazon Redshift
12 17 (3.22%) Oracle Database
13 16 (3.03%) Big Data
14 13 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
15 11 (2.08%) QlikView
16 10 (1.89%) Microsoft Power View
17 9 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
17 9 (1.70%) NoSQL
17 9 (1.70%) DTS
Development Applications
1 81 (15.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 57 (10.80%) Visual Studio
3 33 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 24 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 20 (3.79%) NUnit
5 20 (3.79%) Mercurial
6 10 (1.89%) Subversion
7 9 (1.70%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.14%) ReSharper
8 6 (1.14%) Moq
8 6 (1.14%) SpecFlow
9 5 (0.95%) SoapUI
9 5 (0.95%) Selenium
10 4 (0.76%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.76%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (0.38%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.38%) MSTest
13 1 (0.19%) tSQLt
13 1 (0.19%) ERwin
General
1 105 (19.89%) Finance
2 17 (3.22%) Games
3 12 (2.27%) Legal
4 8 (1.52%) Local Government
5 7 (1.33%) Marketing
5 7 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.76%) Retail
7 3 (0.57%) Advertising
8 2 (0.38%) Law
8 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 289 (54.73%) Developer
2 101 (19.13%) DBA
3 93 (17.61%) .NET Developer
4 87 (16.48%) SQL DBA
5 75 (14.20%) C# Developer
6 61 (11.55%) SQL Developer
7 59 (11.17%) Senior Developer
8 55 (10.42%) Analyst
9 46 (8.71%) C# .NET Developer
10 42 (7.95%) SQL Server DBA
11 36 (6.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 34 (6.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 33 (6.25%) Consultant
14 32 (6.06%) ASP.NET Developer
15 25 (4.73%) Administrator
15 25 (4.73%) Senior C# Developer
16 23 (4.36%) Lead Developer
17 21 (3.98%) Software Developer
18 17 (3.22%) Business Developer
19 16 (3.03%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (43.56%) .NET
2 176 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 126 (23.86%) HTML
4 95 (17.99%) XML
4 95 (17.99%) CSS
5 86 (16.29%) Web Services
6 84 (15.91%) WCF
7 71 (13.45%) .NET Framework
8 66 (12.50%) Ajax
8 66 (12.50%) jQuery
9 53 (10.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 32 (6.06%) AngularJS
11 30 (5.68%) HTML5
12 28 (5.30%) LINQ
13 27 (5.11%) ASP.NET Web API
14 26 (4.92%) WPF
15 25 (4.73%) Entity Framework
16 24 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 20 (3.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 20 (3.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 72 (13.64%) Replication
2 53 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (6.63%) Clustering
4 23 (4.36%) User Experience
5 22 (4.17%) Statistics
6 16 (3.03%) NHS
7 14 (2.65%) Visualisation
8 13 (2.46%) Mobile App
9 11 (2.08%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.89%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.14%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.95%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.76%) Data Extraction
14 4 (0.76%) Social Media
14 4 (0.76%) Tandem
15 3 (0.57%) Life Science
15 3 (0.57%) Mathematics
15 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
15 3 (0.57%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 129 (24.43%) Windows
2 45 (8.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (4.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (3.41%) Windows 7
6 14 (2.65%) Windows 8
7 12 (2.27%) Linux
8 10 (1.89%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.33%) Data ONTAP
10 6 (1.14%) Android
10 6 (1.14%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.95%) AIX
12 4 (0.76%) UNIX
13 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (22.16%) Business Intelligence
3 89 (16.86%) ETL
4 83 (15.72%) MVC
5 76 (14.39%) Performance Tuning
6 54 (10.23%) SDLC
6 54 (10.23%) OO
7 37 (7.01%) Database Mirroring
8 35 (6.63%) Web Development
9 33 (6.25%) TDD
10 29 (5.49%) Project Management
10 29 (5.49%) Software Engineering
10 29 (5.49%) Mentoring
11 28 (5.30%) Unit Testing
12 27 (5.11%) Migration
13 26 (4.92%) Workflow
14 23 (4.36%) Data Management
14 23 (4.36%) Scrum
14 23 (4.36%) ITIL
14 23 (4.36%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 369 (69.89%) SQL
2 207 (39.20%) C#
3 165 (31.25%) T-SQL
4 108 (20.45%) JavaScript
5 42 (7.95%) VB.NET
6 39 (7.39%) PowerShell
7 23 (4.36%) Java
8 15 (2.84%) VB
8 15 (2.84%) PHP
9 14 (2.65%) VBA
10 9 (1.70%) ANSI SQL
11 8 (1.52%) ActionScript
11 8 (1.52%) Perl
12 6 (1.14%) C++
13 5 (0.95%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.95%) XQuery
14 4 (0.76%) COBOL
14 4 (0.76%) Delphi
14 4 (0.76%) VBScript
15 3 (0.57%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 58 (10.98%) Degree
2 40 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 16 (3.03%) MCITP
5 13 (2.46%) MCTS
6 12 (2.27%) MCSE
7 8 (1.52%) CCNA
7 8 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.52%) NCDA
8 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 6 (1.14%) MCPD
9 5 (0.95%) MCSA
10 4 (0.76%) MCDBA
10 4 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.57%) OCP
11 3 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.57%) ISEB
11 3 (0.57%) CCA
11 3 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.41%) QA
2 15 (2.84%) SLA
3 6 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.95%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (7.20%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.22%) vSphere
3 14 (2.65%) VMware ESX
3 14 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.33%) XenApp
6 2 (0.38%) XenServer
6 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.19%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 7 (1.33%) SCCM
2 5 (0.95%) SCOM
2 5 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (0.95%) SCOrch
3 4 (0.76%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.19%) LiteSpeed
5 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.19%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 255 (48.30%) Microsoft
2 46 (8.71%) VMware
3 29 (5.49%) Oracle
4 20 (3.79%) SAP
5 19 (3.60%) Citrix
6 15 (2.84%) Tableau
7 14 (2.65%) HP
8 13 (2.46%) NetApp
9 11 (2.08%) Cisco
10 10 (1.89%) Hyperion
11 9 (1.70%) Cognos
12 8 (1.52%) Sage
13 6 (1.14%) JD Edwards
13 6 (1.14%) DevExpress
13 6 (1.14%) IBM
13 6 (1.14%) Dell
13 6 (1.14%) Intel
14 5 (0.95%) McAfee
15 4 (0.76%) Capita
16 3 (0.57%) Google
Lancashire
Capita
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits e.g. pension, bonus etc
Posted: 16 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Premier IT
Salary: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £3000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, free parking, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25-34K
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bury, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BONUSES
Posted: 5 days ago