The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford 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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 70 34 55
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +21
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 7 70 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.93% 7.78% 3.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.07% 23.10% 8.53%
Number of salaries quoted 7 66 32
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,500 £31,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
SQL Server 2008
Oxfordshire

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 Oxford region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
228 303 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 30.24% 33.67% 37.24%
Number of salaries quoted 187 278 341
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Oxford

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Oxford

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (76.19%) ASP.NET
2 16 (76.19%) .NET
3 13 (61.90%) JavaScript
3 13 (61.90%) Web Application Development
4 11 (52.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 11 (52.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (47.62%) Windows
5 10 (47.62%) Linux
5 10 (47.62%) Customer Engagement
6 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 6 (28.57%) SQL
7 6 (28.57%) C#
7 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (23.81%) Business Objects
8 5 (23.81%) MS Office
8 5 (23.81%) T-SQL
8 5 (23.81%) VBA
8 5 (23.81%) RAD
8 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (23.81%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 5 (23.81%) Xcelsius
8 5 (23.81%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (14.29%) Marketing
9 3 (14.29%) CSS
9 3 (14.29%) HTML
10 2 (9.52%) MVC
10 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
10 2 (9.52%) HTML5

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 1 (4.76%) Kentico
1 1 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (52.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (23.81%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 5 (23.81%) Xcelsius
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MSTest
1 1 (4.76%) NUnit
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 3 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 11 (52.38%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (28.57%) SQL Developer
5 5 (23.81%) Database Developer
5 5 (23.81%) SQL Database Developer
6 3 (14.29%) C# Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Junior Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Junior
7 2 (9.52%) Junior C# Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Junior .NET Developer
7 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Junior C# .NET Developer
8 1 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (76.19%) ASP.NET
1 16 (76.19%) .NET
2 11 (52.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (14.29%) CSS
3 3 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (9.52%) HTML5
4 2 (9.52%) CSS3
5 1 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (4.76%) Ajax
5 1 (4.76%) jQuery
5 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Xbox
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
1 10 (47.62%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Web Application Development
2 10 (47.62%) Customer Engagement
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) RAD
4 5 (23.81%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (9.52%) MVC
5 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.76%) TDD
6 1 (4.76%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) JavaScript
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) C#
3 5 (23.81%) T-SQL
3 5 (23.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Business Objects