The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stafford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank - 14 13
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stafford - 8.51% 2.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 22.22% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 1
Average salary - £40,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +55.76%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
SQL Server 2008
Staffordshire

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 Stafford region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Stafford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
29 18 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stafford 39.19% 38.30% 42.55%
Number of salaries quoted 29 18 14
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £30,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Stafford

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Stafford

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stafford

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Stafford 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 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 5 (83.33%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) IIS
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Workflow
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) Migration
5 2 (33.33%) Replication
5 2 (33.33%) ETL
5 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Stafford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Stafford 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 4 (66.67%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Database Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Database Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (16.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) VMware