The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 18 33 32
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 26 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 12.09% 3.85% 5.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 26.53% 7.91% 10.53%
Number of salaries quoted 25 11 12
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £19,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £32,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,001
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
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 Stoke-on-Trent region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
98 139 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 45.58% 48.60% 47.90%
Number of salaries quoted 82 86 102
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Stoke-on-Trent region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (79.49%) SQL
3 25 (64.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (64.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 16 (41.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (38.46%) T-SQL
7 14 (35.90%) Windows
8 12 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (28.21%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (23.08%) VMware
10 9 (23.08%) Hyper-V
10 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (20.51%) SaaS
11 8 (20.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (20.51%) MCITP
11 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (20.51%) MCSA
11 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
12 7 (17.95%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (17.95%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Management
13 6 (15.38%) Finance
13 6 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
14 5 (12.82%) OLTP
14 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
15 4 (10.26%) Project Management
15 4 (10.26%) ISEB

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) SaaS
2 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (64.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 25 (64.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (41.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (17.95%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (17.95%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (12.82%) OLTP
7 4 (10.26%) Relational Database
7 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (5.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) TestPartner
1 2 (5.13%) QADirector
2 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) DBA
2 11 (28.21%) Developer
3 9 (23.08%) SQL Developer
4 8 (20.51%) SQL DBA
4 8 (20.51%) Administrator
5 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Software Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Database Developer
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Database Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Report Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Junior DBA
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Junior
7 1 (2.56%) Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) HTML
2 1 (2.56%) COM
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) XML
2 1 (2.56%) JSON
2 1 (2.56%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (28.21%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Management
4 6 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
6 4 (10.26%) Project Management
6 4 (10.26%) Data Management
6 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Test Planning
6 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
6 4 (10.26%) Black-Box Testing
7 3 (7.69%) Database Tuning
8 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.13%) SDLC
8 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
9 1 (2.56%) SOA
9 1 (2.56%) Financial Analysis
9 1 (2.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (79.49%) SQL
2 15 (38.46%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.13%) VB
3 2 (5.13%) VBA
3 2 (5.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (20.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 8 (20.51%) MCITP
1 8 (20.51%) MCSA
2 4 (10.26%) ISEB
2 4 (10.26%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.56%) MCSE
4 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (23.08%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 21 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) VMware
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