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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 61 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 248 399 430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.11% 5.85% 5.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.75% 16.23% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 226 349 364
Average salary £38,450 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
2110 2459 2853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.96% 36.08% 38.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1789 2120 2490
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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 May 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 May 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 -15 159 £40,000 +14.28% 30
Cheshire -25 61 £38,750 +3.33% 9
Lancashire -26 15 £30,000 -7.69% 6
Merseyside -2 6 £42,000 +35.48% 1
Cumbria - 4 £29,000 -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 593 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 409 (68.97%) SQL
3 294 (49.58%) Microsoft
4 240 (40.47%) .NET
5 226 (38.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 219 (36.93%) C#
7 212 (35.75%) T-SQL
8 199 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
9 190 (32.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 189 (31.87%) ASP.NET
11 181 (30.52%) Windows
12 162 (27.32%) SQL Server 2012
13 156 (26.31%) Finance
14 135 (22.77%) Business Intelligence
15 134 (22.60%) JavaScript
16 132 (22.26%) HTML
17 131 (22.09%) SQL Server 2005
18 126 (21.25%) MS Excel
19 125 (21.08%) CSS
20 107 (18.04%) WCF
21 95 (16.02%) MVC
22 91 (15.35%) jQuery
23 89 (15.01%) SharePoint
24 85 (14.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 84 (14.17%) ETL
26 82 (13.83%) Degree
27 81 (13.66%) .NET Framework
28 74 (12.48%) Performance Tuning
29 70 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
30 68 (11.47%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 89 (15.01%) SharePoint
2 65 (10.96%) IIS
3 37 (6.24%) SharePoint 2010
4 27 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 27 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (1.69%) NServiceBus
9 7 (1.18%) Oracle Application Server
9 7 (1.18%) Apache
9 7 (1.18%) Oracle 9iAS
10 6 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.01%) CMS
10 6 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.84%) SAS
12 4 (0.67%) OpenEdge
12 4 (0.67%) Drupal
13 3 (0.51%) Lync
Applications
1 126 (21.25%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.70%) PowerPivot
2 16 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 14 (2.36%) MS Office
4 9 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.51%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 32 (5.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.52%) Dynamics GP
3 8 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.51%) Primavera
6 1 (0.17%) Magento
6 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.36%) Office 365
4 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.24%) DNS
2 27 (4.55%) DHCP
3 22 (3.71%) Firewall
4 21 (3.54%) TCP/IP
5 19 (3.20%) SAN
6 18 (3.04%) VPN
6 18 (3.04%) WAN
6 18 (3.04%) LAN
7 13 (2.19%) Internet
8 11 (1.85%) VLAN
9 10 (1.69%) DMZ
10 9 (1.52%) VoIP
10 9 (1.52%) WLAN
11 5 (0.84%) FTP
11 5 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.67%) NAS
13 3 (0.51%) ATM
13 3 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
14 2 (0.34%) SMTP
14 2 (0.34%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 593 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 226 (38.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 190 (32.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 162 (27.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 131 (22.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 85 (14.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 68 (11.47%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (6.41%) SQL Server 2000
8 38 (6.41%) OLAP
9 15 (2.53%) QlikView
10 14 (2.36%) Oracle Database
11 13 (2.19%) Relational Database
12 12 (2.02%) OLAP Cube
12 12 (2.02%) MySQL
12 12 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
13 11 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (1.85%) DTS
13 11 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
13 11 (1.85%) Big Data
14 10 (1.69%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 64 (10.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 55 (9.27%) Visual Studio
3 26 (4.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 17 (2.87%) SpecFlow
5 15 (2.53%) NUnit
6 12 (2.02%) Selenium
7 9 (1.52%) Moq
8 8 (1.35%) JIRA
9 7 (1.18%) ReSharper
9 7 (1.18%) Xcode
10 4 (0.67%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (0.51%) Subversion
11 3 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.34%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
13 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.17%) Firebug
13 1 (0.17%) MSTest
13 1 (0.17%) ERwin
General
1 156 (26.31%) Finance
2 23 (3.88%) Games
3 11 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.52%) Retail
5 8 (1.35%) Legal
5 8 (1.35%) Local Government
6 4 (0.67%) Marketing
7 2 (0.34%) Advertising
7 2 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.17%) Back Office
8 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 273 (46.04%) Developer
2 114 (19.22%) DBA
3 102 (17.20%) .NET Developer
4 96 (16.19%) SQL DBA
5 91 (15.35%) Analyst
6 80 (13.49%) C# Developer
7 52 (8.77%) C# .NET Developer
8 51 (8.60%) SQL Server DBA
9 41 (6.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 37 (6.24%) Senior Developer
11 34 (5.73%) Administrator
11 34 (5.73%) SQL Developer
12 31 (5.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 31 (5.23%) Software Developer
13 29 (4.89%) Support Engineer
14 27 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
15 25 (4.22%) Senior C# Developer
15 25 (4.22%) Programmer
16 24 (4.05%) Consultant
17 21 (3.54%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (40.47%) .NET
2 189 (31.87%) ASP.NET
3 132 (22.26%) HTML
4 125 (21.08%) CSS
5 107 (18.04%) WCF
6 91 (15.35%) jQuery
7 81 (13.66%) .NET Framework
8 68 (11.47%) XML
9 63 (10.62%) Ajax
10 57 (9.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 54 (9.11%) Web Services
12 47 (7.93%) HTML5
13 37 (6.24%) WPF
14 28 (4.72%) AngularJS
15 27 (4.55%) JSON
16 25 (4.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 24 (4.05%) WinForms
18 23 (3.88%) LINQ
19 21 (3.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 18 (3.04%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (11.13%) Replication
3 46 (7.76%) Clustering
4 29 (4.89%) Statistics
5 20 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (3.37%) NHS
6 16 (2.70%) Computer Science
7 15 (2.53%) Visualisation
7 15 (2.53%) Data Integration
7 15 (2.53%) User Experience
8 13 (2.19%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.85%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.52%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.84%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.84%) W3C
12 4 (0.67%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.67%) Data Extraction
12 4 (0.67%) Tandem
13 3 (0.51%) Life Science
13 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 181 (30.52%) Windows
2 65 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (6.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (5.73%) Windows 7
6 30 (5.06%) Windows XP
7 23 (3.88%) Windows 8
8 15 (2.53%) Android
9 14 (2.36%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.52%) Linux
11 5 (0.84%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.51%) SUSE
12 3 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (22.77%) Business Intelligence
3 95 (16.02%) MVC
4 84 (14.17%) ETL
5 74 (12.48%) Performance Tuning
6 63 (10.62%) Scrum
7 54 (9.11%) CRM
8 50 (8.43%) OO
9 44 (7.42%) Project Management
10 43 (7.25%) Software Engineering
11 40 (6.75%) Unit Testing
12 38 (6.41%) SDLC
13 36 (6.07%) TDD
14 32 (5.40%) Data Analysis
15 28 (4.72%) Capacity Planning
15 28 (4.72%) Data Modelling
15 28 (4.72%) Database Mirroring
16 27 (4.55%) ITIL
16 27 (4.55%) ERP
17 24 (4.05%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 409 (68.97%) SQL
2 219 (36.93%) C#
3 212 (35.75%) T-SQL
4 134 (22.60%) JavaScript
5 36 (6.07%) VB.NET
6 35 (5.90%) VBA
7 29 (4.89%) PowerShell
8 27 (4.55%) Java
9 13 (2.19%) VB
10 9 (1.52%) Objective-C
11 6 (1.01%) VBScript
11 6 (1.01%) PHP
12 4 (0.67%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.67%) Perl
12 4 (0.67%) Delphi
12 4 (0.67%) ActionScript
13 3 (0.51%) Prolog
14 2 (0.34%) Progress 4GL
14 2 (0.34%) XQuery
15 1 (0.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 82 (13.83%) Degree
2 58 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (3.88%) MCTS
4 18 (3.04%) MCITP
5 16 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (2.19%) MCP
6 13 (2.19%) MCSD
7 11 (1.85%) Security Cleared
7 11 (1.85%) MCAD
8 10 (1.69%) MCDBA
9 8 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.35%) CCNA
9 8 (1.35%) NCDA
10 7 (1.18%) SC Cleared
11 5 (0.84%) MCPD
11 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 5 (0.84%) MCSE
11 5 (0.84%) CCA
11 5 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.53%) QA
2 12 (2.02%) SLA
3 10 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.67%) GAMP
4 4 (0.67%) HL7
System Software
1 48 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.87%) Hyper-V
3 16 (2.70%) vSphere
4 7 (1.18%) XenApp
5 6 (1.01%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.84%) XenServer
6 5 (0.84%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.34%) vCloud
9 1 (0.17%) LiteSpeed
9 1 (0.17%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 11 (1.85%) SCOM
2 8 (1.35%) SCCM
3 3 (0.51%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.51%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.51%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.34%) vMotion
5 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 294 (49.58%) Microsoft
2 40 (6.75%) VMware
3 28 (4.72%) Oracle
4 20 (3.37%) DevExpress
4 20 (3.37%) Cognos
5 18 (3.04%) Citrix
6 13 (2.19%) SAP
7 12 (2.02%) Business Objects
7 12 (2.02%) Tableau
8 11 (1.85%) Cisco
8 11 (1.85%) Hyperion
8 11 (1.85%) Sage
9 10 (1.69%) NetApp
9 10 (1.69%) HP
10 9 (1.52%) Avaya
10 9 (1.52%) JD Edwards
10 9 (1.52%) ServiceNow
11 8 (1.35%) Juniper
12 6 (1.01%) Dell
12 6 (1.01%) Informatica
North West
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £55000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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