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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 13 14 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 7 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stafford 11.48% 7.89% 7.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.93% 12.24% 17.24%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 5
Average salary £37,500 £26,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.23% -13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
27 49 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stafford 44.26% 64.47% 42.03%
Number of salaries quoted 27 37 18
Average salary £34,000 £26,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 October 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (70.00%) Data Analysis
3 7 (70.00%) Migration
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (70.00%) Data Migration
4 5 (50.00%) ITIL
4 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (50.00%) MS Access
5 3 (30.00%) ETL
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) Web Development
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (20.00%) jQuery
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) HTML
6 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (10.00%) IIS
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (10.00%) Web Services
7 1 (10.00%) Windows

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Stafford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (50.00%) MS Access
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
6 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Automotive
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Junior DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Junior
4 1 (10.00%) DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Database Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Debian
1 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Migration
1 7 (70.00%) Data Analysis
1 7 (70.00%) Data Migration
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 3 (30.00%) Web Development
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Talend