The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the South 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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 104 78 67
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -11
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 162 180 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.75% 2.95% 3.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.55% 8.85% 10.94%
Number of salaries quoted 146 160 168
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,250 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
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 South West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1894 2033 1737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 32.13% 33.27% 32.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1610 1728 1547
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
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 South West

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in the South West

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in the South West

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the South West region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in the South West

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 7 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
Gloucestershire -15 43 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Wiltshire -9 40 £37,500 +13.20% 6
Bristol -26 36 £43,000 +7.50% 17
Dorset +9 15 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Somerset +19 14 £37,000 +2.06% 5
Devon -16 14 £33,000 -12.00% 3
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the South 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.

1 336 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 209 (62.20%) .NET
3 189 (56.25%) SQL
4 182 (54.17%) C#
5 150 (44.64%) ASP.NET
6 129 (38.39%) Microsoft
7 126 (37.50%) MVC
8 125 (37.20%) Windows
9 109 (32.44%) JavaScript
10 107 (31.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 101 (30.06%) T-SQL
12 91 (27.08%) SQL Server 2005
13 89 (26.49%) jQuery
14 87 (25.89%) HTML
15 86 (25.60%) Finance
16 81 (24.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 78 (23.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 75 (22.32%) XML
19 73 (21.73%) WCF
20 72 (21.43%) .NET Framework
21 71 (21.13%) ASP.NET MVC
22 70 (20.83%) Web Services
23 69 (20.54%) CSS
24 68 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
25 64 (19.05%) IIS
26 52 (15.48%) Visual Studio
27 50 (14.88%) Windows Server 2003
27 50 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
28 47 (13.99%) MS Excel
29 46 (13.69%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 64 (19.05%) IIS
2 18 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.17%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.98%) CMS
5 8 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (1.49%) Site Server
7 5 (1.49%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.89%) DNN
9 3 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.89%) Kentico
9 3 (0.89%) Node.js
9 3 (0.89%) Sitefinity
9 3 (0.89%) JBoss
9 3 (0.89%) Apache
9 3 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.60%) SAS
10 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 47 (13.99%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) MS Project
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 15 (4.46%) Changepoint
2 6 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.25%) SAN
2 12 (3.57%) DNS
3 11 (3.27%) VPN
4 9 (2.68%) DHCP
5 7 (2.08%) Firewall
6 6 (1.79%) VLAN
6 6 (1.79%) NAS
6 6 (1.79%) WAN
6 6 (1.79%) Internet
7 5 (1.49%) 3G
7 5 (1.49%) SS7
7 5 (1.49%) GPRS
7 5 (1.49%) GSM
7 5 (1.49%) LAN
7 5 (1.49%) PSTN
7 5 (1.49%) LTE
8 4 (1.19%) SMTP
9 3 (0.89%) HTTP
9 3 (0.89%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.60%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 107 (31.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 91 (27.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 81 (24.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 78 (23.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (10.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 30 (8.93%) Relational Database
8 24 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
9 22 (6.55%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (3.27%) RDBMS
11 8 (2.38%) SAP BW
11 8 (2.38%) Oracle Database
12 7 (2.08%) SSDT
13 6 (1.79%) IDMS
13 6 (1.79%) Informix
13 6 (1.79%) DB2
14 5 (1.49%) OLAP
15 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (1.19%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 52 (15.48%) Visual Studio
2 46 (13.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (7.44%) NUnit
4 19 (5.65%) Rhino Mocks
4 19 (5.65%) TeamCity
5 18 (5.36%) Subversion
6 17 (5.06%) Log4Net
7 9 (2.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (1.49%) Git (software)
8 5 (1.49%) CruiseControl
8 5 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (1.49%) Moq
9 4 (1.19%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.19%) Dreamweaver
9 4 (1.19%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (1.19%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.89%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.89%) JIRA
11 2 (0.60%) FxCop
11 2 (0.60%) StyleCop
General
1 86 (25.60%) Finance
2 18 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.27%) Banking
4 9 (2.68%) Marketing
4 9 (2.68%) Legal
5 7 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.08%) Back Office
6 6 (1.79%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.49%) Advertising
8 4 (1.19%) Games
8 4 (1.19%) Electronics
9 3 (0.89%) Billing
10 2 (0.60%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 210 (62.50%) Developer
2 81 (24.11%) .NET Developer
3 77 (22.92%) C# Developer
4 64 (19.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 56 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 37 (11.01%) Software Developer
7 36 (10.71%) SQL Developer
8 34 (10.12%) ASP.NET Developer
8 34 (10.12%) DBA
9 30 (8.93%) Senior Developer
10 25 (7.44%) SQL DBA
11 24 (7.14%) Support Engineer
12 22 (6.55%) Senior .NET Developer
13 18 (5.36%) Analyst
14 17 (5.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 15 (4.46%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
15 15 (4.46%) Administrator
16 14 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 13 (3.87%) Senior C# Developer
18 12 (3.57%) Installations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (62.20%) .NET
2 150 (44.64%) ASP.NET
3 89 (26.49%) jQuery
4 87 (25.89%) HTML
5 75 (22.32%) XML
6 73 (21.73%) WCF
7 72 (21.43%) .NET Framework
8 71 (21.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 70 (20.83%) Web Services
10 69 (20.54%) CSS
11 39 (11.61%) Entity Framework
12 35 (10.42%) LINQ
13 31 (9.23%) ASP.NET Web API
14 29 (8.63%) WSDL
15 28 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 26 (7.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 26 (7.74%) XSLT
17 23 (6.85%) Ajax
18 22 (6.55%) XSL
19 21 (6.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.76%) Clustering
2 16 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.57%) Statistics
4 11 (3.27%) Replication
5 7 (2.08%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.79%) Mathematics
6 6 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.49%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.49%) NHS
7 5 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.19%) DTV
9 3 (0.89%) Physics
9 3 (0.89%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.60%) User Experience
10 2 (0.60%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.30%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.30%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 125 (37.20%) Windows
2 68 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (14.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (4.46%) Windows 7
6 12 (3.57%) Linux
6 12 (3.57%) Windows 2000
6 12 (3.57%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.49%) UNIX
8 3 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (37.50%) MVC
2 50 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (12.50%) SOA
4 40 (11.90%) Mentoring
5 38 (11.31%) Performance Tuning
6 37 (11.01%) SDLC
6 37 (11.01%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (8.33%) OO
7 28 (8.33%) Coaching
8 21 (6.25%) Time Management
9 20 (5.95%) ETL
9 20 (5.95%) Service Delivery
10 19 (5.65%) Scrum
11 18 (5.36%) Data Modelling
12 17 (5.06%) E-Commerce
12 17 (5.06%) Wealth Management
13 16 (4.76%) Software Engineering
14 15 (4.46%) Technical Architecture
14 15 (4.46%) Performance Testing
14 15 (4.46%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 189 (56.25%) SQL
2 182 (54.17%) C#
3 109 (32.44%) JavaScript
4 101 (30.06%) T-SQL
5 40 (11.90%) VB.NET
6 29 (8.63%) VB
7 20 (5.95%) C++
8 17 (5.06%) PHP
8 17 (5.06%) VB6
9 14 (4.17%) VBScript
10 13 (3.87%) Java
10 13 (3.87%) PowerShell
10 13 (3.87%) VBA
11 6 (1.79%) Python
11 6 (1.79%) Perl
12 4 (1.19%) Ruby
13 3 (0.89%) XPath
13 3 (0.89%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.89%) XQuery
14 1 (0.30%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (8.04%) MCSD
3 21 (6.25%) Degree
4 16 (4.76%) MCP
5 10 (2.98%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.08%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.79%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.89%) MCSE
8 3 (0.89%) PhD
8 3 (0.89%) CCNA
9 1 (0.30%) ISEB
9 1 (0.30%) MCAD
9 1 (0.30%) HND
9 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.30%) MCTS
9 1 (0.30%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.57%) SLA
2 6 (1.79%) QA
3 2 (0.60%) DO-178B
System Software
1 31 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.57%) VMware ESX
4 8 (2.38%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.79%) vSphere
6 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (4.17%) SCCM
2 7 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.30%) SCOM
3 1 (0.30%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.30%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 129 (38.39%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.55%) Oracle
3 16 (4.76%) VMware
4 13 (3.87%) SAP
5 8 (2.38%) Business Objects
6 7 (2.08%) Dell
7 6 (1.79%) Sybase
7 6 (1.79%) HP
8 5 (1.49%) EMC
8 5 (1.49%) Tableau
9 4 (1.19%) Talend
9 4 (1.19%) Telerik
9 4 (1.19%) Cisco
10 3 (0.89%) Google
10 3 (0.89%) Citrix
11 2 (0.60%) Informatica
11 2 (0.60%) IBM
11 2 (0.60%) Twitter
11 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.30%) ESRI
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