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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 48 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 338 454 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.99% 6.35% 6.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.90% 16.36% 15.88%
Number of salaries quoted 306 420 416
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £47,200
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
2269 2775 2960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.53% 38.81% 39.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1926 2428 2585
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -11 194 £37,500 - 31
Cheshire -2 100 £40,000 +6.66% 11
Lancashire +3 22 £29,750 -8.46% 2
Merseyside +3 19 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Cumbria -6 1 £29,000 -3.33%
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 655 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 450 (68.70%) SQL
3 306 (46.72%) Microsoft
4 292 (44.58%) .NET
5 259 (39.54%) C#
6 240 (36.64%) Agile Software Development
7 234 (35.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 231 (35.27%) T-SQL
9 224 (34.20%) ASP.NET
10 208 (31.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 205 (31.30%) Windows
12 191 (29.16%) Finance
13 177 (27.02%) HTML
14 175 (26.72%) SQL Server 2012
15 173 (26.41%) JavaScript
16 168 (25.65%) CSS
17 159 (24.27%) Business Intelligence
18 156 (23.82%) SQL Server 2005
19 150 (22.90%) MS Excel
20 149 (22.75%) WCF
21 127 (19.39%) MVC
22 106 (16.18%) SharePoint
22 106 (16.18%) jQuery
23 93 (14.20%) ASP.NET MVC
24 87 (13.28%) .NET Framework
25 86 (13.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 84 (12.82%) Degree
27 78 (11.91%) IIS
27 78 (11.91%) CRM
28 77 (11.76%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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
1 106 (16.18%) SharePoint
2 78 (11.91%) IIS
3 32 (4.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 24 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (3.66%) MS Exchange
5 18 (2.75%) NServiceBus
6 17 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (1.22%) CMS
11 7 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.92%) Apache
12 6 (0.92%) SAS
13 4 (0.61%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.46%) OpenEdge
14 3 (0.46%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
15 2 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 150 (22.90%) MS Excel
2 39 (5.95%) PowerPivot
3 20 (3.05%) MS Office
4 16 (2.44%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 31 (4.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.98%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (1.07%) Magento
5 5 (0.76%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.14%) Office 365
3 10 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.43%) DNS
2 25 (3.82%) DHCP
3 24 (3.66%) Firewall
4 18 (2.75%) TCP/IP
5 17 (2.60%) VPN
6 14 (2.14%) LAN
6 14 (2.14%) WAN
7 13 (1.98%) SAN
8 11 (1.68%) VLAN
9 10 (1.53%) Internet
10 9 (1.37%) VoIP
11 8 (1.22%) WLAN
11 8 (1.22%) DMZ
12 5 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.61%) SMTP
13 4 (0.61%) HTTP
13 4 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (0.46%) ATM
15 2 (0.31%) FTP
15 2 (0.31%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 655 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 234 (35.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 208 (31.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 175 (26.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 156 (23.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 86 (13.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 66 (10.08%) Data Warehouse
8 51 (7.79%) OLAP
9 44 (6.72%) SQL Server 2000
10 24 (3.66%) Relational Database
11 19 (2.90%) MongoDB
12 17 (2.60%) QlikView
13 15 (2.29%) Crystal Reports
14 13 (1.98%) Data Mining
14 13 (1.98%) RDBMS
14 13 (1.98%) OLAP Cube
15 12 (1.83%) Big Data
16 11 (1.68%) MySQL
17 10 (1.53%) DTS
17 10 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 75 (11.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 59 (9.01%) Visual Studio
3 36 (5.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 25 (3.82%) SpecFlow
5 24 (3.66%) NUnit
6 18 (2.75%) Selenium
7 13 (1.98%) JIRA
7 13 (1.98%) Git (software)
8 12 (1.83%) Firebug
9 10 (1.53%) Moq
10 7 (1.07%) ReSharper
10 7 (1.07%) Xcode
11 5 (0.76%) Subversion
12 3 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
13 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.15%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 191 (29.16%) Finance
2 28 (4.27%) Retail
3 21 (3.21%) Manufacturing
4 16 (2.44%) Games
5 11 (1.68%) Law
6 7 (1.07%) Local Government
7 6 (0.92%) Marketing
8 5 (0.76%) Advertising
9 3 (0.46%) Legal
9 3 (0.46%) Back Office
10 2 (0.31%) Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 315 (48.09%) Developer
2 134 (20.46%) .NET Developer
3 109 (16.64%) DBA
4 92 (14.05%) Analyst
5 90 (13.74%) SQL DBA
6 69 (10.53%) C# Developer
7 54 (8.24%) SQL Server DBA
7 54 (8.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 53 (8.09%) Senior Developer
9 40 (6.11%) C# .NET Developer
10 37 (5.65%) Software Developer
11 31 (4.73%) Administrator
11 31 (4.73%) SQL Developer
12 29 (4.43%) Programmer
13 27 (4.12%) Support Engineer
13 27 (4.12%) Senior .NET Developer
14 26 (3.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 25 (3.82%) Report Writer
15 25 (3.82%) MI Analyst
16 20 (3.05%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 292 (44.58%) .NET
2 224 (34.20%) ASP.NET
3 177 (27.02%) HTML
4 168 (25.65%) CSS
5 149 (22.75%) WCF
6 106 (16.18%) jQuery
7 93 (14.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 87 (13.28%) .NET Framework
9 77 (11.76%) Ajax
10 76 (11.60%) XML
11 65 (9.92%) HTML5
12 60 (9.16%) Web Services
13 52 (7.94%) WPF
14 34 (5.19%) JSON
14 34 (5.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 32 (4.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 30 (4.58%) NHibernate
16 30 (4.58%) LINQ
17 29 (4.43%) WinForms
17 29 (4.43%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 75 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (8.55%) Replication
3 39 (5.95%) Clustering
4 29 (4.43%) Statistics
5 22 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (3.05%) Computer Science
8 17 (2.60%) NHS
9 15 (2.29%) Data Integration
10 14 (2.14%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.68%) User Experience
12 9 (1.37%) N-Tier
13 8 (1.22%) Visualisation
14 7 (1.07%) Inversion of Control
15 5 (0.76%) W3C
16 4 (0.61%) Open Source
17 3 (0.46%) Blackberry
17 3 (0.46%) Tandem
17 3 (0.46%) Client/Server
17 3 (0.46%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 205 (31.30%) Windows
2 64 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (4.89%) Windows 7
5 30 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (4.43%) Windows XP
7 23 (3.51%) Windows 8
8 12 (1.83%) Android
9 11 (1.68%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.22%) Linux
11 6 (0.92%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.46%) SUSE
12 3 (0.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.31%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (36.64%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (24.27%) Business Intelligence
3 127 (19.39%) MVC
4 78 (11.91%) CRM
5 73 (11.15%) Performance Tuning
6 72 (10.99%) ETL
7 70 (10.69%) Scrum
8 62 (9.47%) TDD
9 50 (7.63%) Data Analysis
10 47 (7.18%) Software Engineering
10 47 (7.18%) Data Modelling
11 43 (6.56%) E-Commerce
12 36 (5.50%) Campaign Management
13 35 (5.34%) Unit Testing
14 34 (5.19%) Data Cleansing
15 33 (5.04%) OO
15 33 (5.04%) ITIL
16 32 (4.89%) Mentoring
17 30 (4.58%) Project Management
18 29 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 450 (68.70%) SQL
2 259 (39.54%) C#
3 231 (35.27%) T-SQL
4 173 (26.41%) JavaScript
5 75 (11.45%) VB.NET
6 40 (6.11%) PowerShell
7 32 (4.89%) VBA
8 21 (3.21%) Java
9 11 (1.68%) VB
10 9 (1.37%) Objective-C
11 8 (1.22%) VBScript
12 2 (0.31%) Perl
12 2 (0.31%) PHP
12 2 (0.31%) VB6
12 2 (0.31%) Python
12 2 (0.31%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.15%) Progress 4GL
13 1 (0.15%) Ruby
13 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.15%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 84 (12.82%) Degree
2 46 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (3.05%) MCTS
4 19 (2.90%) Security Cleared
5 14 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (1.98%) MCP
7 12 (1.83%) MCSD
8 11 (1.68%) MCAD
8 11 (1.68%) MCITP
9 9 (1.37%) ISTQB
9 9 (1.37%) MCDBA
9 9 (1.37%) CCNA
9 9 (1.37%) ISEB
9 9 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.37%) NCDA
9 9 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.92%) SC Cleared
11 5 (0.76%) CCA
11 5 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.37%) QA
2 8 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.61%) GAMP
4 2 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.60%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.44%) vSphere
5 7 (1.07%) XenApp
6 5 (0.76%) XenServer
6 5 (0.76%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.31%) vCloud
8 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (1.98%) SCCM
2 12 (1.83%) SCOM
3 4 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.61%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.46%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.31%) vMotion
Vendors
1 306 (46.72%) Microsoft
2 49 (7.48%) VMware
3 21 (3.21%) Oracle
4 19 (2.90%) Cognos
5 18 (2.75%) Citrix
6 16 (2.44%) Cisco
6 16 (2.44%) DevExpress
7 15 (2.29%) NetApp
8 12 (1.83%) Business Objects
9 9 (1.37%) Avaya
9 9 (1.37%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.22%) Juniper
10 8 (1.22%) SAP
11 7 (1.07%) Dell
11 7 (1.07%) Informatica
11 7 (1.07%) Sage
12 6 (0.92%) Tableau
13 5 (0.76%) JD Edwards
13 5 (0.76%) Hyperion
14 4 (0.61%) Adobe
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