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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 36 39 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 37 47 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.11% 6.07% 8.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.12% 11.27% 20.14%
Number of salaries quoted 37 47 57
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,300 £22,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,250 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
SQL Server 2008
West Midlands

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 Staffordshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
262 417 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 43.23% 53.88% 43.86%
Number of salaries quoted 238 329 274
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £52,500 £47,500
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 Staffordshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Staffordshire

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 2 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
Stoke-on-Trent +12 19 £34,000 +7.93% 1
Stafford -2 5 £41,500 -7.77% 2
Burton-upon-Trent +8 3 £32,500 -18.75%
Tamworth - 3 £41,500 -
Lichfield +2 2 £37,500 -
SQL Server 2008
West Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 86 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 61 (70.93%) SQL
3 39 (45.35%) Microsoft
4 34 (39.53%) T-SQL
5 33 (38.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (36.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (33.72%) .NET
8 28 (32.56%) C#
9 25 (29.07%) Windows
10 24 (27.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 21 (24.42%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (24.42%) Entity Framework
11 21 (24.42%) .NET Framework
11 21 (24.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (22.09%) Performance Tuning
13 19 (22.09%) Finance
14 17 (19.77%) ASP.NET
14 17 (19.77%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (18.60%) MVC
15 16 (18.60%) Hyper-V
16 15 (17.44%) VMware
16 15 (17.44%) XML
17 14 (16.28%) Web Services
17 14 (16.28%) MS Excel
18 13 (15.12%) MS Office
18 13 (15.12%) Project Management
18 13 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
19 12 (13.95%) Visual Studio

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 8 (9.30%) IIS
2 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 13 (15.12%) MS Office
3 3 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (10.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.79%) SaaS
2 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) VoIP
1 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (38.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 31 (36.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (27.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (24.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (12.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (10.47%) MS Access
8 7 (8.14%) OLTP
8 7 (8.14%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (6.98%) Relational Database
10 4 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (2.33%) OLAP
13 1 (1.16%) MySQL
13 1 (1.16%) SQL CLR
Development Applications
1 12 (13.95%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.47%) ReSharper
3 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.16%) QADirector
5 1 (1.16%) Xcode
5 1 (1.16%) TestPartner
General
1 19 (22.09%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (44.19%) Developer
2 18 (20.93%) DBA
3 10 (11.63%) Web Developer
3 10 (11.63%) C# Developer
3 10 (11.63%) SQL Developer
3 10 (11.63%) SQL DBA
4 9 (10.47%) Administrator
5 6 (6.98%) Programmer
5 6 (6.98%) Analyst
5 6 (6.98%) C# Programmer
6 4 (4.65%) Consultant
6 4 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (4.65%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (4.65%) .NET Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Database Developer
6 4 (4.65%) SQL Database Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.49%) Technical Team Leader
7 3 (3.49%) .NET Programmer
7 3 (3.49%) Software Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (33.72%) .NET
2 21 (24.42%) .NET Framework
2 21 (24.42%) Entity Framework
3 17 (19.77%) ASP.NET
4 15 (17.44%) XML
5 14 (16.28%) Web Services
6 11 (12.79%) HTML
6 11 (12.79%) CSS
6 11 (12.79%) SOAP
6 11 (12.79%) WCF
6 11 (12.79%) LINQ
6 11 (12.79%) jQuery
7 9 (10.47%) ADO.NET
8 7 (8.14%) HTML5
8 7 (8.14%) CSS3
9 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (3.49%) WinForms
9 3 (3.49%) Ajax
10 2 (2.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.42%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.65%) N-Tier
3 4 (4.65%) Replication
4 3 (3.49%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.33%) Statistics
6 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.16%) Wiki
6 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.07%) Windows
2 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (19.77%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (18.60%) MVC
4 13 (15.12%) Project Management
4 13 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (11.63%) SOA
6 9 (10.47%) Infrastructure Management
7 8 (9.30%) Workflow
8 6 (6.98%) Migration
8 6 (6.98%) Web Development
8 6 (6.98%) Database Tuning
9 5 (5.81%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (5.81%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.81%) ETL
10 4 (4.65%) OO
10 4 (4.65%) Data Modelling
10 4 (4.65%) Data Management
10 4 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (4.65%) SDLC
11 3 (3.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (70.93%) SQL
2 34 (39.53%) T-SQL
3 28 (32.56%) C#
4 12 (13.95%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.30%) VB
6 7 (8.14%) VB6
6 7 (8.14%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.16%) VBA
8 1 (1.16%) XAML
8 1 (1.16%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) MCSA
1 9 (10.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 9 (10.47%) MCITP
1 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.65%) Degree
3 2 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) ISEB
4 1 (1.16%) MCP
4 1 (1.16%) MCSE
4 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 16 (18.60%) Hyper-V
2 13 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.81%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 39 (45.35%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.44%) VMware
3 7 (8.14%) Business Objects
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