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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 94 64 47
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -17
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 196 231 397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.13% 3.84% 5.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.71% 11.59% 15.57%
Number of salaries quoted 171 202 365
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,608
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £45,000
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
2251 1993 2550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 35.96% 33.13% 34.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1974 1728 2237
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -5 143 £41,500 +3.75% 14
Cheshire -23 21 £35,000 -17.64%
Merseyside -5 19 £36,500 -8.75% 2
Lancashire -8 11 £38,750 +21.09% 3
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 347 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 254 (73.20%) SQL
3 195 (56.20%) Microsoft
4 149 (42.94%) .NET
5 145 (41.79%) C#
6 144 (41.50%) T-SQL
7 125 (36.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 117 (33.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 102 (29.39%) Business Intelligence
10 96 (27.67%) ASP.NET
10 96 (27.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 93 (26.80%) MVC
12 86 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
12 86 (24.78%) MS Excel
13 69 (19.88%) SQL Server 2005
14 65 (18.73%) .NET Framework
15 62 (17.87%) ASP.NET MVC
15 62 (17.87%) Performance Tuning
16 61 (17.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 61 (17.58%) Web Services
17 56 (16.14%) Data Warehouse
17 56 (16.14%) Windows
18 52 (14.99%) CSS
19 51 (14.70%) ETL
20 50 (14.41%) SQL Server 2014
21 48 (13.83%) Finance
22 45 (12.97%) Visual Studio
22 45 (12.97%) PowerShell
23 43 (12.39%) HTML
24 42 (12.10%) Team Foundation Server

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 31 (8.93%) SharePoint
2 29 (8.36%) IIS
3 19 (5.48%) MS Exchange
4 17 (4.90%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.29%) CMS
9 1 (0.29%) SAS
9 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 86 (24.78%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.76%) MS Office
3 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.31%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.58%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 34 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.61%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (4.61%) Amazon S3
4 8 (2.31%) Office 365
5 4 (1.15%) IaaS
5 4 (1.15%) PaaS
5 4 (1.15%) SaaS
6 2 (0.58%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.78%) SAN
2 21 (6.05%) DNS
2 21 (6.05%) Firewall
2 21 (6.05%) Internet
3 16 (4.61%) NAS
4 10 (2.88%) LAN
4 10 (2.88%) WAN
4 10 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (1.73%) VPN
6 4 (1.15%) DHCP
7 2 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.58%) VoIP
7 2 (0.58%) Wireless
8 1 (0.29%) FTP
8 1 (0.29%) GPRS
8 1 (0.29%) GSM
8 1 (0.29%) HTTP
8 1 (0.29%) Network Security
8 1 (0.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 347 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 125 (36.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 117 (33.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 96 (27.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 69 (19.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 61 (17.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 56 (16.14%) Data Warehouse
8 50 (14.41%) SQL Server 2014
9 31 (8.93%) SQL Server 2000
10 29 (8.36%) MySQL
11 24 (6.92%) NoSQL
12 23 (6.63%) SQL Server 2016
13 18 (5.19%) Amazon Redshift
14 16 (4.61%) Crystal Reports
15 15 (4.32%) OLTP
16 14 (4.03%) Relational Database
17 12 (3.46%) MS Access
17 12 (3.46%) RDBMS
18 10 (2.88%) Hadoop
19 9 (2.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 45 (12.97%) Visual Studio
2 42 (12.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (5.76%) JIRA
4 18 (5.19%) Subversion
5 11 (3.17%) Git (software)
5 11 (3.17%) Talend Open Studio
6 9 (2.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (2.31%) NUnit
8 6 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.86%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.86%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.58%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.58%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.58%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.29%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.29%) NuGet
11 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (13.83%) Finance
2 21 (6.05%) Legal
3 15 (4.32%) Billing
4 13 (3.75%) Law
5 8 (2.31%) Advertising
6 5 (1.44%) Marketing
7 4 (1.15%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.86%) Games
8 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.58%) Banking
9 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 185 (53.31%) Developer
2 94 (27.09%) DBA
3 93 (26.80%) SQL DBA
4 91 (26.22%) .NET Developer
5 81 (23.34%) C# Developer
6 62 (17.87%) C# .NET Developer
7 57 (16.43%) SQL Developer
8 44 (12.68%) Senior Developer
9 39 (11.24%) ASP.NET Developer
10 32 (9.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 31 (8.93%) Administrator
12 30 (8.65%) Senior .NET Developer
13 27 (7.78%) Analyst
13 27 (7.78%) Senior C# Developer
14 25 (7.20%) Senior DBA
14 25 (7.20%) Senior SQL DBA
14 25 (7.20%) SQL Server DBA
15 24 (6.92%) Senior C# .NET Developer
16 20 (5.76%) Support Analyst
17 19 (5.48%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (42.94%) .NET
2 96 (27.67%) ASP.NET
3 65 (18.73%) .NET Framework
4 62 (17.87%) ASP.NET MVC
5 61 (17.58%) Web Services
6 52 (14.99%) CSS
7 43 (12.39%) HTML
8 41 (11.82%) WCF
9 40 (11.53%) jQuery
10 38 (10.95%) XML
11 35 (10.09%) ASP.NET Web API
12 34 (9.80%) Entity Framework
13 32 (9.22%) Ajax
14 22 (6.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 19 (5.48%) REST
16 17 (4.90%) JSON
16 17 (4.90%) Ninject
17 16 (4.61%) AngularJS
18 14 (4.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 13 (3.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.49%) Computer Science
2 26 (7.49%) Replication
3 20 (5.76%) Mobile App
4 19 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (4.61%) iPad
6 13 (3.75%) Clustering
7 9 (2.59%) Data Extraction
8 7 (2.02%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.02%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.02%) Statistics
9 6 (1.73%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.73%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.86%) User Experience
12 2 (0.58%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.58%) Fintech
12 2 (0.58%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.58%) Symmetrix
13 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 56 (16.14%) Windows
2 25 (7.20%) Windows Server
3 24 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (2.88%) Linux
6 9 (2.59%) Data ONTAP
7 8 (2.31%) Unix
8 6 (1.73%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.15%) AIX
9 4 (1.15%) Solaris
10 2 (0.58%) Android
10 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (29.39%) Business Intelligence
2 93 (26.80%) MVC
3 86 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (17.87%) Performance Tuning
5 51 (14.70%) ETL
6 39 (11.24%) Web Development
7 35 (10.09%) High Availability
7 35 (10.09%) Software Engineering
8 31 (8.93%) ITIL
9 29 (8.36%) TDD
10 28 (8.07%) Scrum
11 26 (7.49%) DevOps
11 26 (7.49%) Disaster Recovery
12 25 (7.20%) Data Modelling
13 24 (6.92%) CRM
14 18 (5.19%) Integration Testing
14 18 (5.19%) Migration
15 17 (4.90%) Customer Engagement
15 17 (4.90%) Data Architecture
15 17 (4.90%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 254 (73.20%) SQL
2 145 (41.79%) C#
3 144 (41.50%) T-SQL
4 45 (12.97%) PowerShell
5 39 (11.24%) JavaScript
6 31 (8.93%) VB.NET
7 20 (5.76%) VBA
8 6 (1.73%) VB
9 4 (1.15%) PHP
9 4 (1.15%) VB6
10 3 (0.86%) C
11 2 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.58%) Java
12 1 (0.29%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.29%) C++
12 1 (0.29%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.29%) Perl
12 1 (0.29%) Python
12 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (8.36%) Degree
1 29 (8.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (4.03%) MCSE
3 10 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (2.59%) NCIE
5 5 (1.44%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (1.44%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.44%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.15%) MCSA
7 2 (0.58%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (0.29%) MCITP
8 1 (0.29%) MCPD
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.05%) PCI DSS
2 17 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.88%) SLA
4 6 (1.73%) QA
5 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (7.20%) Active Directory
1 25 (7.20%) Hyper-V
2 21 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (4.61%) VMware ESX
5 10 (2.88%) vSphere
6 5 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.44%) XenApp
7 3 (0.86%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.58%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (4.61%) SCOM
2 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 5 (1.44%) SCDPM
2 5 (1.44%) WMI
3 3 (0.86%) LiteSpeed
3 3 (0.86%) SCCM
3 3 (0.86%) WSUS
4 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.58%) Perfmon
4 2 (0.58%) Puppet
5 1 (0.29%) Ansible
5 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.29%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 195 (56.20%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.82%) VMware
3 17 (4.90%) PayPal
4 16 (4.61%) HP
5 14 (4.03%) NetApp
6 13 (3.75%) Oracle
7 11 (3.17%) Talend
8 9 (2.59%) iManage
9 8 (2.31%) Cisco
10 7 (2.02%) Remedy
11 6 (1.73%) Citrix
12 5 (1.44%) Cognos
12 5 (1.44%) EqualLogic
12 5 (1.44%) Hyperion
12 5 (1.44%) SAP
12 5 (1.44%) Tableau
13 4 (1.15%) IBM
13 4 (1.15%) Xamarin
14 3 (0.86%) Google
14 3 (0.86%) Telerik
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