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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 97 57 50
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -7
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 160 300 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.74% 4.56% 4.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.63% 12.82% 13.70%
Number of salaries quoted 135 276 286
Median salary £38,424 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.94% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,225
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1854 2340 2474
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 31.77% 35.53% 35.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1598 1980 2059
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,650 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -52 92 £38,212 -4.47% 13
Cheshire -3 30 £38,000 -5.00% 4
Lancashire +14 18 £40,000 +17.64% 3
Merseyside -1 13 £45,000 +7.14% 1
Cumbria - 6 £42,500 - 2
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 376 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 264 (70.21%) SQL
3 179 (47.61%) Microsoft
4 150 (39.89%) T-SQL
5 148 (39.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 145 (38.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 139 (36.97%) Finance
8 134 (35.64%) C#
9 133 (35.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 128 (34.04%) .NET
11 95 (25.27%) Business Intelligence
12 90 (23.94%) ASP.NET
13 79 (21.01%) MS Excel
14 78 (20.74%) SQL Server 2014
15 76 (20.21%) MVC
15 76 (20.21%) Replication
16 71 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
16 71 (18.88%) Windows
16 71 (18.88%) JavaScript
17 67 (17.82%) CSS
18 65 (17.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 63 (16.76%) SQL Server 2005
19 63 (16.76%) Analytical Skills
20 60 (15.96%) Data Warehouse
21 53 (14.10%) .NET Framework
21 53 (14.10%) High Availability
22 51 (13.56%) WCF
23 50 (13.30%) Web Development
24 49 (13.03%) Degree
25 48 (12.77%) jQuery

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (6.91%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.52%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (4.26%) MS Exchange
4 12 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.39%) IIS
6 8 (2.13%) Drupal
6 8 (2.13%) GeoServer
7 7 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.33%) CMS
8 5 (1.33%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 79 (21.01%) MS Excel
2 34 (9.04%) MS Office
3 6 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (3.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.27%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.91%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.66%) Office 365
4 7 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.60%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.80%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.53%) GitHub
8 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.85%) SAN
2 17 (4.52%) Firewall
3 10 (2.66%) Internet
4 7 (1.86%) DNS
5 4 (1.06%) HTTP
5 4 (1.06%) WAN
6 3 (0.80%) LAN
6 3 (0.80%) NAS
6 3 (0.80%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.80%) VoIP
6 3 (0.80%) Wireless
7 2 (0.53%) DHCP
7 2 (0.53%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.53%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.27%) FTP
8 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.27%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 376 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 148 (39.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 145 (38.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 133 (35.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 78 (20.74%) SQL Server 2014
6 65 (17.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 63 (16.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 60 (15.96%) Data Warehouse
9 29 (7.71%) NoSQL
9 29 (7.71%) SQL Server 2000
10 26 (6.91%) MySQL
11 24 (6.38%) QlikView
12 23 (6.12%) MS Access
13 20 (5.32%) MongoDB
14 18 (4.79%) DTS
14 18 (4.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 17 (4.52%) Relational Database
16 12 (3.19%) RDBMS
17 11 (2.93%) Oracle Database
18 10 (2.66%) GIS
Development Applications
1 25 (6.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 23 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (3.99%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.80%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.80%) JIRA
5 3 (0.80%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.53%) ERwin
6 2 (0.53%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.27%) Moq
7 1 (0.27%) NUnit
7 1 (0.27%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.27%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.27%) tSQLt
General
1 139 (36.97%) Finance
2 24 (6.38%) Banking
3 21 (5.59%) Legal
4 10 (2.66%) Billing
5 9 (2.39%) Law
6 8 (2.13%) Games
6 8 (2.13%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.33%) Marketing
8 4 (1.06%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.80%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 188 (50.00%) Developer
2 103 (27.39%) DBA
3 102 (27.13%) SQL DBA
4 77 (20.48%) .NET Developer
5 67 (17.82%) C# Developer
6 60 (15.96%) SQL Developer
7 49 (13.03%) SQL Server DBA
8 45 (11.97%) C# .NET Developer
9 35 (9.31%) Analyst
10 33 (8.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 32 (8.51%) ASP.NET Developer
12 29 (7.71%) Administrator
12 29 (7.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 28 (7.45%) Web Developer
14 27 (7.18%) .NET Web Developer
14 27 (7.18%) Senior Developer
15 24 (6.38%) Applications Support
15 24 (6.38%) C# Web Developer
15 24 (6.38%) Support Analyst
16 23 (6.12%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (34.04%) .NET
2 90 (23.94%) ASP.NET
3 67 (17.82%) CSS
4 53 (14.10%) .NET Framework
5 51 (13.56%) WCF
6 48 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 48 (12.77%) jQuery
7 46 (12.23%) Web Services
8 37 (9.84%) HTML
9 28 (7.45%) ASP.NET Web API
10 26 (6.91%) Ajax
11 17 (4.52%) AngularJS
12 16 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 14 (3.72%) Entity Framework
13 14 (3.72%) XML
14 12 (3.19%) JSON
14 12 (3.19%) WPF
15 9 (2.39%) J2EE
16 8 (2.13%) WinForms
16 8 (2.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (20.21%) Replication
2 63 (16.76%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (11.70%) Clustering
4 21 (5.59%) Management Information System
5 18 (4.79%) Computer Science
5 18 (4.79%) Credit Risk
5 18 (4.79%) SWIFT
6 15 (3.99%) Data Structures
7 13 (3.46%) iPad
8 9 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.13%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.86%) Symmetrix
11 6 (1.60%) User Experience
11 6 (1.60%) Visualisation
12 5 (1.33%) Data Centre
12 5 (1.33%) W3C
13 4 (1.06%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.80%) FMCG
15 2 (0.53%) NHS
15 2 (0.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 71 (18.88%) Windows
2 36 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (6.65%) Windows Server
4 22 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (5.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (4.52%) Linux
7 6 (1.60%) Android
7 6 (1.60%) Unix
8 4 (1.06%) AIX
8 4 (1.06%) Solaris
9 3 (0.80%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.80%) Windows CE
9 3 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (25.27%) Business Intelligence
2 76 (20.21%) MVC
3 71 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (14.10%) High Availability
5 50 (13.30%) Web Development
6 46 (12.23%) ETL
6 46 (12.23%) ITIL
7 44 (11.70%) Performance Tuning
8 36 (9.57%) Mentoring
9 35 (9.31%) Unit Testing
10 32 (8.51%) Data Analysis
11 29 (7.71%) SDLC
12 28 (7.45%) CRM
13 27 (7.18%) Time Management
14 23 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
14 23 (6.12%) Change Management
14 23 (6.12%) Data Modelling
15 22 (5.85%) E-Commerce
16 20 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
16 20 (5.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 264 (70.21%) SQL
2 150 (39.89%) T-SQL
3 134 (35.64%) C#
4 71 (18.88%) JavaScript
5 36 (9.57%) PowerShell
6 25 (6.65%) VBA
7 19 (5.05%) VB
8 15 (3.99%) ANSI SQL
9 13 (3.46%) VB6
10 11 (2.93%) VB.NET
11 10 (2.66%) Java
12 9 (2.39%) ActionScript
12 9 (2.39%) Perl
12 9 (2.39%) PHP
13 8 (2.13%) C
14 7 (1.86%) VBScript
15 6 (1.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 2 (0.53%) C++
16 2 (0.53%) Delphi
16 2 (0.53%) VC++
Qualifications
1 49 (13.03%) Degree
2 17 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.13%) ISTQB
3 8 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (1.86%) MCITP
5 6 (1.60%) MCSE
5 6 (1.60%) Oracle Certification
5 6 (1.60%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.60%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.80%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.27%) MCPD
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.79%) SLA
2 10 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.39%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.86%) QA
5 6 (1.60%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (3.99%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
2 11 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.80%) SRDF
4 3 (0.80%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.53%) XenApp
5 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (3.19%) LiteSpeed
2 4 (1.06%) Kibana
2 4 (1.06%) SCOM
3 3 (0.80%) WMI
4 2 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.53%) WSUS
4 2 (0.53%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.27%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.27%) MobiControl
5 1 (0.27%) Nagios
5 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.27%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.27%) Puppet
5 1 (0.27%) SCCM
5 1 (0.27%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 179 (47.61%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.45%) VMware
3 24 (6.38%) Oracle
4 21 (5.59%) Remedy
5 18 (4.79%) Bloomberg
5 18 (4.79%) Reuters
6 16 (4.26%) RedGate
7 11 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (2.66%) Cisco
8 10 (2.66%) HP
8 10 (2.66%) IBM
9 9 (2.39%) Tableau
10 8 (2.13%) Avaya
10 8 (2.13%) Dell
10 8 (2.13%) ESRI
11 7 (1.86%) Cognos
11 7 (1.86%) EMC
11 7 (1.86%) Sophos
12 6 (1.60%) NetApp
12 6 (1.60%) SonicWALL
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