The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Northern Ireland region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 27 31 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 6 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 5.08% 3.24% 7.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.49% 12.24% 20.51%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 11
Average salary £26,500 £36,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.89% -9.37%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
69 49 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 35.03% 26.49% 34.21%
Number of salaries quoted 37 36 48
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Northern Ireland region.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
County Antrim 0 10 £26,500 -24.28%
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) IIS
3 13 (68.42%) ITIL
3 13 (68.42%) DHCP
3 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 13 (68.42%) Citrix
3 13 (68.42%) SAN
3 13 (68.42%) Veritas
3 13 (68.42%) SQL Server 2000
3 13 (68.42%) Symantec
3 13 (68.42%) Sophos
3 13 (68.42%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (68.42%) Firewall
3 13 (68.42%) VMware
3 13 (68.42%) VMware ESX
3 13 (68.42%) NetBackup
3 13 (68.42%) Backup Exec
3 13 (68.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 13 (68.42%) SC Cleared
3 13 (68.42%) Security Cleared
3 13 (68.42%) NAS
3 13 (68.42%) vSphere
3 13 (68.42%) DNS
3 13 (68.42%) ITIL V3
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (42.11%) Capacity Management
4 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (42.11%) XenDesktop

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 17 (89.47%) IIS
2 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) DHCP
1 13 (68.42%) SAN
1 13 (68.42%) Firewall
1 13 (68.42%) NAS
1 13 (68.42%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (68.42%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (21.05%) NUnit
1 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
1 4 (21.05%) Rational Rose
1 4 (21.05%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Software Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Developer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) jQuery
1 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
1 4 (21.05%) JSON
1 4 (21.05%) Ajax
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
1 4 (21.05%) COM+
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
1 4 (21.05%) XML
1 4 (21.05%) XSLT
1 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
1 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) ITIL
1 13 (68.42%) Disaster Recovery
1 13 (68.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 13 (68.42%) ITIL V3
2 8 (42.11%) Capacity Management
2 8 (42.11%) Compatibility Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Use Case
3 4 (21.05%) Web Development
3 4 (21.05%) MVC
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) SOA
3 4 (21.05%) UML
3 4 (21.05%) OOP
3 4 (21.05%) OO
4 2 (10.53%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) C
2 4 (21.05%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) C++
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) SC Cleared
1 13 (68.42%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) MCAD
2 4 (21.05%) MCSD
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
1 13 (68.42%) VMware ESX
1 13 (68.42%) vSphere
2 8 (42.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (68.42%) NetBackup
1 13 (68.42%) Backup Exec
2 8 (42.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (68.42%) Citrix
2 13 (68.42%) Veritas
2 13 (68.42%) Symantec
2 13 (68.42%) Sophos
2 13 (68.42%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) Northgate
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle