The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 63 32 53
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +21
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 30 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.92% 7.89% 2.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.17% 17.96% 5.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5 26 9
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £35,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
SQL Server 2008
Hertfordshire

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 Watford region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
120 167 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 22.18% 43.95% 44.86%
Number of salaries quoted 86 130 90
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £55,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Watford

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Watford

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Watford region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Watford

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) SQL
4 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
5 6 (50.00%) IIS
6 5 (41.67%) Windows
6 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
6 5 (41.67%) DNS
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (41.67%) VMware
6 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (33.33%) jQuery
7 4 (33.33%) ITIL
7 4 (33.33%) .NET
7 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 4 (33.33%) CSS
7 4 (33.33%) HTML
7 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 3 (25.00%) C#
8 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (25.00%) DHCP
8 3 (25.00%) Citrix
8 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
8 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
8 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 6 (50.00%) IIS
2 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (8.33%) Lync
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (16.67%) SAN
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (16.67%) MS Access
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Server Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Server Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Product Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
1 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
1 4 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (8.33%) FlexPod
3 1 (8.33%) Replication
3 1 (8.33%) CLARiiON
3 1 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (8.33%) Process Management
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) Database Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (25.00%) XenApp
1 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (25.00%) vSphere
2 2 (16.67%) XenServer
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Altiris
5 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) CommVault
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Veritas