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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 17 31 19
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -12
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 6 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 6.38% 2.19% 7.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 20.69% 4.17% 14.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 8
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
SQL Server 2008
Lancashire

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 Preston region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
29 72 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 30.85% 52.55% 51.92%
Number of salaries quoted 22 69 53
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £29,600 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £46,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Preston

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Preston

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Preston 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) C#
3 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (60.00%) .NET
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (60.00%) CSS
3 6 (60.00%) SOAP
3 6 (60.00%) Web Services
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) WCF
4 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (50.00%) HTML
5 4 (40.00%) XML
5 4 (40.00%) UML
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) Ajax
5 4 (40.00%) Data Extraction
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (20.00%) VB
7 2 (20.00%) Windows
7 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
7 2 (20.00%) VB6
7 2 (20.00%) HTML5
7 2 (20.00%) jQuery
7 2 (20.00%) REST
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Preston 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.

Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (20.00%) Programmer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Analyst Programmer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Analyst Programmer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (60.00%) CSS
1 6 (60.00%) SOAP
1 6 (60.00%) Web Services
1 6 (60.00%) WCF
2 5 (50.00%) HTML
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) Ajax
4 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 2 (20.00%) HTML5
4 2 (20.00%) REST
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) UML
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) VB
3 2 (20.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft