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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 62 46 44
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 266 346 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.17% 4.96% 5.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.94% 14.41% 14.74%
Number of salaries quoted 241 286 348
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 £30,000 £25,225 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
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
2227 2401 2761
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.91% 34.44% 37.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1897 2015 2421
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 £29,000 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £55,000
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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -3 164 £40,000 +9.60% 38
Cheshire -27 72 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Lancashire -11 15 £30,750 -9.55% 4
Merseyside 0 9 £42,000 +29.23% 2
Cumbria - 2 £29,000 -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 607 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 437 (71.99%) SQL
3 302 (49.75%) Microsoft
4 256 (42.17%) .NET
5 234 (38.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 232 (38.22%) C#
7 212 (34.93%) T-SQL
8 202 (33.28%) ASP.NET
9 195 (32.13%) Agile Software Development
10 187 (30.81%) Windows
10 187 (30.81%) SQL Server 2012
11 182 (29.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 149 (24.55%) HTML
13 147 (24.22%) JavaScript
14 142 (23.39%) SQL Server 2005
15 138 (22.73%) Finance
16 134 (22.08%) CSS
17 128 (21.09%) Business Intelligence
18 124 (20.43%) MS Excel
19 101 (16.64%) WCF
20 99 (16.31%) jQuery
21 97 (15.98%) MVC
22 92 (15.16%) .NET Framework
23 90 (14.83%) Degree
24 86 (14.17%) Performance Tuning
25 85 (14.00%) SharePoint
25 85 (14.00%) ETL
26 82 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 80 (13.18%) XML
27 80 (13.18%) Replication

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 85 (14.00%) SharePoint
2 65 (10.71%) IIS
3 33 (5.44%) SharePoint 2010
4 27 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (4.45%) MS Exchange
5 18 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (1.48%) Apache
9 9 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.32%) Oracle 9iAS
10 8 (1.32%) Drupal
10 8 (1.32%) Oracle Application Server
11 7 (1.15%) CMS
12 6 (0.99%) OpenEdge
12 6 (0.99%) Lync
13 5 (0.82%) Alfresco
14 4 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 124 (20.43%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.46%) MS Office
3 12 (1.98%) PowerPivot
4 9 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.49%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 31 (5.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.48%) Dynamics GP
3 7 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.49%) Primavera
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.33%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.16%) Magento
6 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.31%) Office 365
4 4 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.66%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.44%) DNS
2 22 (3.62%) SAN
3 21 (3.46%) DHCP
4 17 (2.80%) Internet
5 16 (2.64%) TCP/IP
6 15 (2.47%) Firewall
6 15 (2.47%) WAN
6 15 (2.47%) LAN
7 9 (1.48%) VPN
8 7 (1.15%) DMZ
8 7 (1.15%) VLAN
9 6 (0.99%) NAS
9 6 (0.99%) FTP
10 5 (0.82%) WLAN
10 5 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.66%) VoIP
11 4 (0.66%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.49%) ATM
12 3 (0.49%) Intranet
13 2 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 607 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 234 (38.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 187 (30.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 182 (29.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 142 (23.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 82 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 76 (12.52%) Data Warehouse
8 42 (6.92%) SQL Server 2000
9 33 (5.44%) OLAP
10 19 (3.13%) Oracle Database
11 17 (2.80%) MySQL
12 16 (2.64%) Relational Database
12 16 (2.64%) Big Data
13 15 (2.47%) QlikView
13 15 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (1.98%) Amazon Redshift
14 12 (1.98%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (1.98%) DTS
15 11 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
16 9 (1.48%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 65 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 59 (9.72%) Visual Studio
3 34 (5.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 17 (2.80%) NUnit
5 12 (1.98%) SpecFlow
6 10 (1.65%) Moq
7 9 (1.48%) Selenium
8 8 (1.32%) ReSharper
9 7 (1.15%) Xcode
10 6 (0.99%) Subversion
11 5 (0.82%) JIRA
11 5 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (0.82%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
13 3 (0.49%) Git (software)
14 2 (0.33%) MSTest
14 2 (0.33%) Eclipse
15 1 (0.16%) ERwin
15 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 138 (22.73%) Finance
2 22 (3.62%) Games
3 12 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 11 (1.81%) Legal
5 9 (1.48%) Local Government
6 7 (1.15%) Retail
7 5 (0.82%) Marketing
8 3 (0.49%) Law
9 2 (0.33%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 289 (47.61%) Developer
2 131 (21.58%) DBA
3 113 (18.62%) SQL DBA
4 105 (17.30%) .NET Developer
5 90 (14.83%) C# Developer
6 78 (12.85%) Analyst
7 59 (9.72%) SQL Server DBA
8 56 (9.23%) C# .NET Developer
9 46 (7.58%) Senior Developer
10 44 (7.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 39 (6.43%) ASP.NET Developer
12 38 (6.26%) Administrator
13 37 (6.10%) Software Developer
14 36 (5.93%) SQL Developer
15 32 (5.27%) Senior C# Developer
16 31 (5.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 29 (4.78%) Consultant
18 22 (3.62%) Support Engineer
19 20 (3.29%) Senior .NET Developer
20 17 (2.80%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (42.17%) .NET
2 202 (33.28%) ASP.NET
3 149 (24.55%) HTML
4 134 (22.08%) CSS
5 101 (16.64%) WCF
6 99 (16.31%) jQuery
7 92 (15.16%) .NET Framework
8 80 (13.18%) XML
9 73 (12.03%) Web Services
9 73 (12.03%) Ajax
10 53 (8.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 47 (7.74%) HTML5
12 35 (5.77%) AngularJS
13 34 (5.60%) WPF
14 33 (5.44%) LINQ
15 29 (4.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 29 (4.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 27 (4.45%) Entity Framework
17 25 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web API
18 22 (3.62%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 80 (13.18%) Replication
2 59 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (7.74%) Clustering
4 36 (5.93%) Statistics
5 21 (3.46%) User Experience
6 20 (3.29%) NHS
7 18 (2.97%) Computer Science
8 15 (2.47%) Visualisation
8 15 (2.47%) Mobile App
9 14 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.65%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.48%) Data Integration
11 9 (1.48%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.32%) Social Media
13 5 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.82%) W3C
13 5 (0.82%) Tandem
13 5 (0.82%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.66%) Data Extraction
15 3 (0.49%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 187 (30.81%) Windows
2 61 (10.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (5.11%) Windows 7
6 20 (3.29%) Windows XP
7 17 (2.80%) Windows 8
8 16 (2.64%) Android
8 16 (2.64%) Linux
9 15 (2.47%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.82%) Windows Vista
10 5 (0.82%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (0.66%) UNIX
12 3 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.49%) AIX
12 3 (0.49%) SUSE
13 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (32.13%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (21.09%) Business Intelligence
3 97 (15.98%) MVC
4 86 (14.17%) Performance Tuning
5 85 (14.00%) ETL
6 61 (10.05%) OO
7 57 (9.39%) Scrum
8 48 (7.91%) SDLC
9 44 (7.25%) CRM
10 41 (6.75%) Software Engineering
10 41 (6.75%) Unit Testing
11 40 (6.59%) Database Mirroring
12 36 (5.93%) TDD
12 36 (5.93%) Project Management
13 27 (4.45%) Workflow
13 27 (4.45%) Web Development
13 27 (4.45%) Capacity Planning
14 26 (4.28%) Data Analysis
15 24 (3.95%) ITIL
15 24 (3.95%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 437 (71.99%) SQL
2 232 (38.22%) C#
3 212 (34.93%) T-SQL
4 147 (24.22%) JavaScript
5 38 (6.26%) PowerShell
6 34 (5.60%) Java
7 30 (4.94%) VB.NET
7 30 (4.94%) VBA
8 18 (2.97%) VB
9 14 (2.31%) ANSI SQL
10 13 (2.14%) PHP
11 9 (1.48%) Objective-C
12 8 (1.32%) Perl
12 8 (1.32%) ActionScript
13 6 (0.99%) VBScript
14 5 (0.82%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.82%) XQuery
15 4 (0.66%) Progress 4GL
15 4 (0.66%) COBOL
15 4 (0.66%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 90 (14.83%) Degree
2 57 (9.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (3.79%) MCITP
4 19 (3.13%) MCTS
5 16 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (1.81%) MCDBA
7 10 (1.65%) MCP
7 10 (1.65%) MCSD
8 9 (1.48%) MCSE
9 8 (1.32%) MCAD
9 8 (1.32%) Security Cleared
10 7 (1.15%) NCDA
10 7 (1.15%) SC Cleared
10 7 (1.15%) CCNA
10 7 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.99%) MCPD
11 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 4 (0.66%) CCA
12 4 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.47%) SLA
1 15 (2.47%) QA
2 10 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.66%) HL7
3 4 (0.66%) GAMP
System Software
1 42 (6.92%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.80%) Hyper-V
3 16 (2.64%) vSphere
4 14 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (1.81%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.48%) XenApp
7 5 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.66%) XenServer
8 4 (0.66%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.33%) vCloud
10 1 (0.16%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 8 (1.32%) SCOM
2 5 (0.82%) SCCM
3 3 (0.49%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.49%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.33%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.33%) vMotion
5 1 (0.16%) SnapMirror
5 1 (0.16%) LiteSpeed
5 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 302 (49.75%) Microsoft
2 46 (7.58%) VMware
3 36 (5.93%) Oracle
4 21 (3.46%) SAP
5 20 (3.29%) DevExpress
6 17 (2.80%) Citrix
6 17 (2.80%) Tableau
7 15 (2.47%) Cognos
8 13 (2.14%) Hyperion
9 12 (1.98%) NetApp
9 12 (1.98%) HP
10 11 (1.81%) Sage
11 10 (1.65%) Cisco
12 9 (1.48%) Business Objects
12 9 (1.48%) JD Edwards
13 7 (1.15%) Dell
14 6 (0.99%) Intel
14 6 (0.99%) IBM
15 5 (0.82%) Capita
16 4 (0.66%) Informatica
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Manchester, Lancashire
Orion Group
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
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Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Salary £23,778 - £26,198
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
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