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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 49 53 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 340 333 544
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.67% 4.83% 7.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.58% 12.97% 19.64%
Number of salaries quoted 310 299 510
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
2702 2568 2770
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 37.11% 37.26% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2238 2279 2492
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 +6 178 £35,000 - 30
Cheshire -8 117 £37,500 +7.14% 18
Lancashire +9 27 £40,000 +1.26% 1
Merseyside -15 14 £45,000 +38.46% 10
Cumbria 0 2 £40,000 -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 712 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 470 (66.01%) SQL
3 399 (56.04%) .NET
4 365 (51.26%) C#
5 284 (39.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 266 (37.36%) T-SQL
7 263 (36.94%) Microsoft
8 256 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
9 255 (35.81%) ASP.NET
10 226 (31.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 224 (31.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 222 (31.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 216 (30.34%) .NET Framework
14 206 (28.93%) HTML
15 205 (28.79%) WCF
16 200 (28.09%) MVC
17 197 (27.67%) JavaScript
18 191 (26.83%) CSS
19 158 (22.19%) XML
20 157 (22.05%) Business Intelligence
21 150 (21.07%) jQuery
22 148 (20.79%) Windows
23 143 (20.08%) MS Excel
24 140 (19.66%) Finance
25 125 (17.56%) ASP.NET MVC
26 115 (16.15%) VB.NET
27 113 (15.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
28 111 (15.59%) Web Services
29 102 (14.33%) TDD
30 88 (12.36%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 58 (8.15%) SharePoint
2 35 (4.92%) IIS
3 32 (4.49%) MS Exchange
4 25 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (2.25%) CMS
7 15 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (1.54%) NServiceBus
10 7 (0.98%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.56%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.42%) ColdFusion
15 2 (0.28%) K2 blackpearl
15 2 (0.28%) Apache
15 2 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 143 (20.08%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.53%) PowerPivot
3 14 (1.97%) MS Office
4 10 (1.40%) SPSS
5 3 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (1.26%) Visualfiles
3 5 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.56%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.54%) Trello
3 8 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.84%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.76%) SAN
2 14 (1.97%) Internet
3 13 (1.83%) DNS
4 12 (1.69%) NAS
5 11 (1.54%) iSCSI
5 11 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (1.54%) LAN
5 11 (1.54%) WAN
6 8 (1.12%) DHCP
6 8 (1.12%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.98%) IPsec
8 6 (0.84%) SNMP
8 6 (0.84%) Firewall
9 5 (0.70%) Intranet
10 3 (0.42%) VLAN
11 2 (0.28%) Wireless
11 2 (0.28%) SSL
11 2 (0.28%) RFID
11 2 (0.28%) SMS
11 2 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 712 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 284 (39.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 226 (31.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 224 (31.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 222 (31.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 88 (12.36%) Data Warehouse
7 76 (10.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 48 (6.74%) SQL Server 2000
9 21 (2.95%) MongoDB
10 20 (2.81%) DTS
11 19 (2.67%) Oracle Database
12 18 (2.53%) Relational Database
12 18 (2.53%) OLAP
13 14 (1.97%) MS Access
14 13 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 12 (1.69%) OLTP
15 12 (1.69%) MySQL
16 10 (1.40%) Data Mining
17 7 (0.98%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 75 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 72 (10.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 54 (7.58%) NUnit
4 38 (5.34%) Moq
5 31 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 18 (2.53%) Subversion
7 16 (2.25%) Selenium
8 15 (2.11%) SpecFlow
9 11 (1.54%) JIRA
10 6 (0.84%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.56%) ReSharper
11 4 (0.56%) Mercurial
11 4 (0.56%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.42%) PowerBuilder
12 3 (0.42%) Git (software)
13 2 (0.28%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.28%) FireMonkey
13 2 (0.28%) Gerrit
13 2 (0.28%) LLBLGen Pro
General
1 140 (19.66%) Finance
2 29 (4.07%) Retail
3 20 (2.81%) Marketing
4 18 (2.53%) Advertising
5 13 (1.83%) Legal
6 10 (1.40%) Law
7 8 (1.12%) Banking
8 7 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.56%) Games
10 2 (0.28%) Military
10 2 (0.28%) Billing
10 2 (0.28%) Back Office
10 2 (0.28%) Electronics
11 1 (0.14%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 469 (65.87%) Developer
2 206 (28.93%) .NET Developer
3 130 (18.26%) C# Developer
4 126 (17.70%) Analyst
5 103 (14.47%) Software Developer
6 92 (12.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 82 (11.52%) Senior Developer
8 63 (8.85%) SQL Developer
9 60 (8.43%) DBA
10 51 (7.16%) SQL DBA
11 46 (6.46%) C# Software Developer
12 44 (6.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 43 (6.04%) .NET Software Developer
14 40 (5.62%) Senior .NET Developer
15 36 (5.06%) Web Developer
16 28 (3.93%) Senior C# Developer
17 26 (3.65%) ASP.NET Developer
18 25 (3.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 23 (3.23%) MI Analyst
19 23 (3.23%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (56.04%) .NET
2 255 (35.81%) ASP.NET
3 216 (30.34%) .NET Framework
4 206 (28.93%) HTML
5 205 (28.79%) WCF
6 191 (26.83%) CSS
7 158 (22.19%) XML
8 150 (21.07%) jQuery
9 125 (17.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 113 (15.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 111 (15.59%) Web Services
12 77 (10.81%) WPF
13 72 (10.11%) Ajax
14 70 (9.83%) LINQ
15 63 (8.85%) SOAP
16 61 (8.57%) NHibernate
17 59 (8.29%) HTML5
18 58 (8.15%) ADO.NET
19 54 (7.58%) WinForms
20 37 (5.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 68 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (6.60%) Computer Science
3 39 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
4 31 (4.35%) Mathematics
4 31 (4.35%) Physics
5 27 (3.79%) Replication
6 25 (3.51%) Clustering
7 24 (3.37%) User Experience
8 18 (2.53%) Blog
9 16 (2.25%) Management Information System
10 15 (2.11%) Data Extraction
11 13 (1.83%) Inversion of Control
11 13 (1.83%) Social Media
12 8 (1.12%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.12%) NHS
13 7 (0.98%) Visualisation
14 6 (0.84%) W3C
15 4 (0.56%) N-Tier
15 4 (0.56%) EMV
15 4 (0.56%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 148 (20.79%) Windows
2 61 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (2.53%) Windows 7
6 17 (2.39%) Windows 8
7 11 (1.54%) Windows XP
8 8 (1.12%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.84%) Android
10 5 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (0.70%) Linux
11 2 (0.28%) UNIX
11 2 (0.28%) AIX
11 2 (0.28%) Solaris
11 2 (0.28%) Debian
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.14%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (28.09%) MVC
3 157 (22.05%) Business Intelligence
4 102 (14.33%) TDD
5 75 (10.53%) OO
6 60 (8.43%) OOD
7 59 (8.29%) Scrum
8 55 (7.72%) Mentoring
9 52 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (7.16%) Unit Testing
11 44 (6.18%) Business Analysis
12 43 (6.04%) Performance Tuning
13 37 (5.20%) Migration
13 37 (5.20%) ETL
14 30 (4.21%) ITIL
14 30 (4.21%) Data Migration
15 29 (4.07%) BDD
15 29 (4.07%) Data Analysis
16 28 (3.93%) CRM
17 26 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 470 (66.01%) SQL
2 365 (51.26%) C#
3 266 (37.36%) T-SQL
4 197 (27.67%) JavaScript
5 115 (16.15%) VB.NET
6 64 (8.99%) VBA
7 21 (2.95%) Java
8 13 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 9 (1.26%) VB
10 8 (1.12%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.12%) XQuery
11 7 (0.98%) C
12 3 (0.42%) XPath
13 2 (0.28%) C++
13 2 (0.28%) Delphi
13 2 (0.28%) Pascal
13 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.28%) VB6
13 2 (0.28%) Ruby
14 1 (0.14%) XAML
Qualifications
1 88 (12.36%) Degree
2 28 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (1.97%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.69%) MCSE
5 11 (1.54%) MCTS
6 10 (1.40%) MCP
7 8 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.12%) CCNA
7 8 (1.12%) NCDA
7 8 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.56%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.28%) MCSA
10 2 (0.28%) MCITP
10 2 (0.28%) MCPD
11 1 (0.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.97%) SLA
2 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.28%) QA
3 1 (0.14%) BS7799
3 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 23 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.09%) vSphere
5 11 (1.54%) XenApp
5 11 (1.54%) VMware ESX
6 10 (1.40%) LiteSpeed
7 7 (0.98%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.84%) vCloud
9 4 (0.56%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.28%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.14%) SpamAssassin
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (1.69%) SCCM
2 8 (1.12%) OpenView
3 6 (0.84%) SCOM
3 6 (0.84%) OpenNMS
3 6 (0.84%) Puppet
3 6 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 263 (36.94%) Microsoft
2 42 (5.90%) VMware
3 39 (5.48%) Oracle
4 20 (2.81%) IBM
5 18 (2.53%) HP
6 14 (1.97%) Citrix
7 13 (1.83%) NetApp
8 12 (1.69%) Cisco
9 9 (1.26%) LexisNexis
10 8 (1.12%) Cognos
10 8 (1.12%) Dell
10 8 (1.12%) Remedy
11 7 (0.98%) Veeam
11 7 (0.98%) SAP
12 6 (0.84%) Business Objects
12 6 (0.84%) PeopleSoft
12 6 (0.84%) Sage
12 6 (0.84%) Teradata
12 6 (0.84%) Acronis
13 5 (0.70%) Informatica
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits + big bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 22 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bury, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Sanderson
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago