The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 55 43 41
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 239 346 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.20% 5.01% 5.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 13.27% 15.16% 14.52%
Number of salaries quoted 210 315 337
Average salary £40,000 £37,608 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.36% +4.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,900 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
SQL Server 2008
England

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 North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1801 2282 2596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 31.61% 33.02% 39.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1577 1991 2266
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in the North West

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in the North West

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
Manchester +2 133 £40,000 +6.66% 30
Cheshire -26 45 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Merseyside +2 37 £32,500 -19.25% 2
Lancashire +12 16 £34,000 +13.33% 1
Cumbria +3 1 - - 1
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 509 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 389 (76.42%) SQL
3 211 (41.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 211 (41.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 208 (40.86%) Microsoft
5 199 (39.10%) .NET
6 187 (36.74%) C#
7 181 (35.56%) T-SQL
8 176 (34.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 145 (28.49%) Finance
10 138 (27.11%) Agile Software Development
11 133 (26.13%) Windows
12 130 (25.54%) ASP.NET
13 111 (21.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 108 (21.22%) Business Intelligence
15 99 (19.45%) Replication
16 95 (18.66%) HTML
17 89 (17.49%) JavaScript
17 89 (17.49%) SQL Server 2005
18 88 (17.29%) CSS
19 86 (16.90%) MVC
20 80 (15.72%) Performance Tuning
21 71 (13.95%) SQL Server 2000
22 70 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
22 70 (13.75%) Team Foundation Server
23 69 (13.56%) MS Excel
24 67 (13.16%) .NET Framework
25 65 (12.77%) Visual Studio
26 63 (12.38%) XML
27 62 (12.18%) jQuery

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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 49 (9.63%) SharePoint
2 33 (6.48%) MS Exchange
3 31 (6.09%) IIS
4 24 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (4.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 19 (3.73%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.96%) Lync
9 9 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (1.18%) Apache
11 6 (1.18%) TWiki
12 5 (0.98%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.79%) CMS
13 4 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.39%) Alfresco
14 2 (0.39%) Node.js
14 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
15 1 (0.20%) Kentico
Applications
1 69 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 26 (5.11%) MS Office
3 8 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.79%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.98%) Line 500
3 2 (0.39%) Magento
3 2 (0.39%) MFGPRO
3 2 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.20%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.18%) Office 365
3 3 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.47%) SAN
2 29 (5.70%) Firewall
3 20 (3.93%) DNS
3 20 (3.93%) Internet
4 18 (3.54%) DHCP
5 16 (3.14%) VPN
6 9 (1.77%) LAN
7 8 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (1.38%) Network Security
8 7 (1.38%) VoIP
8 7 (1.38%) WAN
9 6 (1.18%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.98%) DMZ
10 5 (0.98%) VLAN
11 3 (0.59%) Broadband
11 3 (0.59%) Intranet
11 3 (0.59%) PBX
11 3 (0.59%) SNMP
12 2 (0.39%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 509 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 211 (41.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 211 (41.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 176 (34.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 111 (21.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 89 (17.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 71 (13.95%) SQL Server 2000
7 56 (11.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 45 (8.84%) Data Warehouse
9 44 (8.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 38 (7.47%) OLAP
11 31 (6.09%) OLTP
12 21 (4.13%) Relational Database
13 18 (3.54%) DTS
14 17 (3.34%) MS Access
15 14 (2.75%) MongoDB
16 13 (2.55%) QlikView
17 9 (1.77%) MySQL
18 8 (1.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
18 8 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 70 (13.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 65 (12.77%) Visual Studio
3 33 (6.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 26 (5.11%) NUnit
5 16 (3.14%) Subversion
6 13 (2.55%) Git (software)
7 11 (2.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 9 (1.77%) Mercurial
9 8 (1.57%) ReSharper
10 5 (0.98%) Moq
10 5 (0.98%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.79%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.79%) IntelliJ
12 3 (0.59%) JIRA
12 3 (0.59%) tSQLt
13 2 (0.39%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.39%) Selenium
13 2 (0.39%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
14 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 145 (28.49%) Finance
2 26 (5.11%) Marketing
3 16 (3.14%) Banking
4 15 (2.95%) Back Office
5 9 (1.77%) Games
5 9 (1.77%) Legal
6 6 (1.18%) Advertising
7 5 (0.98%) Law
7 5 (0.98%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.79%) Local Government
8 4 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.79%) Retail
9 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 257 (50.49%) Developer
2 149 (29.27%) DBA
3 148 (29.08%) SQL DBA
4 106 (20.83%) .NET Developer
5 87 (17.09%) SQL Developer
6 85 (16.70%) SQL Server DBA
7 75 (14.73%) C# Developer
8 63 (12.38%) Senior Developer
9 58 (11.39%) C# .NET Developer
10 39 (7.66%) Administrator
11 34 (6.68%) Analyst
11 34 (6.68%) ASP.NET Developer
12 31 (6.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 30 (5.89%) Senior SQL Developer
14 26 (5.11%) SQL Server Developer
15 24 (4.72%) SQL BI Developer
16 23 (4.52%) Lead Developer
17 20 (3.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 20 (3.93%) VB.NET Developer
17 20 (3.93%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (39.10%) .NET
2 130 (25.54%) ASP.NET
3 95 (18.66%) HTML
4 88 (17.29%) CSS
5 67 (13.16%) .NET Framework
6 63 (12.38%) XML
7 62 (12.18%) jQuery
8 61 (11.98%) Ajax
9 57 (11.20%) WCF
10 52 (10.22%) ASP.NET MVC
11 44 (8.64%) Web Services
12 34 (6.68%) LINQ
13 26 (5.11%) AngularJS
14 24 (4.72%) HTML5
15 23 (4.52%) Entity Framework
16 20 (3.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 16 (3.14%) JSON
18 15 (2.95%) LINQ to SQL
18 15 (2.95%) WF
18 15 (2.95%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 99 (19.45%) Replication
2 50 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (8.84%) Clustering
4 19 (3.73%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.95%) Statistics
6 13 (2.55%) Data Structures
6 13 (2.55%) User Experience
7 10 (1.96%) Credit Risk
7 10 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.96%) Mathematics
7 10 (1.96%) SWIFT
8 9 (1.77%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.77%) W3C
9 8 (1.57%) FlexPod
10 7 (1.38%) NHS
11 5 (0.98%) APACS
11 5 (0.98%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.98%) EMV
11 5 (0.98%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.98%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 133 (26.13%) Windows
2 70 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (10.02%) Windows Server
3 51 (10.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (3.73%) Linux
6 12 (2.36%) Windows 7
6 12 (2.36%) Windows 8
7 9 (1.77%) Android
8 8 (1.57%) Data ONTAP
9 7 (1.38%) AIX
9 7 (1.38%) CentOS
9 7 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.79%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (27.11%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (21.22%) Business Intelligence
3 86 (16.90%) MVC
4 80 (15.72%) Performance Tuning
5 55 (10.81%) High Availability
6 54 (10.61%) ETL
7 49 (9.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 49 (9.63%) TDD
8 42 (8.25%) OO
9 40 (7.86%) Capacity Planning
10 39 (7.66%) Project Management
11 38 (7.47%) ITIL
12 33 (6.48%) Change Management
13 32 (6.29%) SDLC
14 30 (5.89%) Mentoring
15 27 (5.30%) OOP
15 27 (5.30%) Web Development
16 26 (5.11%) Migration
16 26 (5.11%) Resource Management
17 24 (4.72%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 389 (76.42%) SQL
2 187 (36.74%) C#
3 181 (35.56%) T-SQL
4 89 (17.49%) JavaScript
5 60 (11.79%) VB.NET
6 57 (11.20%) PowerShell
7 39 (7.66%) VB
8 14 (2.75%) Java
8 14 (2.75%) PHP
8 14 (2.75%) VB6
9 11 (2.16%) VBA
10 10 (1.96%) ANSI SQL
10 10 (1.96%) C
11 8 (1.57%) VBScript
12 6 (1.18%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.59%) C++
14 2 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.39%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 46 (9.04%) Degree
1 46 (9.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (4.32%) MCSE
3 21 (4.13%) CCNA
3 21 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (3.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (2.75%) MCITP
6 12 (2.36%) MCTS
7 11 (2.16%) MCP
8 10 (1.96%) ISTQB
8 10 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (1.96%) MCDBA
9 9 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.57%) NCDA
10 8 (1.57%) Security Cleared
11 7 (1.38%) A+ Certification
11 7 (1.38%) CISSP
11 7 (1.38%) CompTIA Security+
11 7 (1.38%) HP ASE
11 7 (1.38%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.54%) QA
1 18 (3.54%) SLA
2 9 (1.77%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.98%) HL7
4 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.39%) WCAG
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.73%) vSphere
3 17 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (1.18%) VirtualBox
5 6 (1.18%) XenApp
6 4 (0.79%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.79%) SRDF
6 4 (0.79%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.59%) Firmware
8 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (3.54%) LiteSpeed
1 18 (3.54%) Perfmon
2 13 (2.55%) SCCM
3 12 (2.36%) Backup Exec
3 12 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (1.96%) HP SIM
4 10 (1.96%) WSUS
5 8 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (1.57%) SCOM
5 8 (1.57%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.59%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.39%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 208 (40.86%) Microsoft
2 34 (6.68%) VMware
3 21 (4.13%) Cisco
4 13 (2.55%) Dell
4 13 (2.55%) Oracle
5 12 (2.36%) HP
5 12 (2.36%) NetApp
5 12 (2.36%) Sophos
5 12 (2.36%) Symantec
6 10 (1.96%) Bloomberg
6 10 (1.96%) Citrix
6 10 (1.96%) IBM
6 10 (1.96%) Reuters
7 9 (1.77%) Hitachi
8 8 (1.57%) McAfee
9 7 (1.38%) GFI Software
9 7 (1.38%) Google
9 7 (1.38%) ProCurve
9 7 (1.38%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.38%) SolarWinds
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bootle, Merseyside
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Reward Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reward Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Deloitte
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Arrows Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Additional Benefits available!
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefit Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Carfinance247
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + generous benefits package
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SLR Group
Posted: 9 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Cumbria
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Based on Exp + Bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Bray leino
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago