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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 83 59 42
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -17
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 174 284 430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.18% 4.66% 6.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.10% 13.00% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 152 260 377
Median salary £40,000 £39,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £26,000 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
1723 2184 2579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 31.45% 35.81% 37.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1504 1844 2227
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,500 £52,200
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -27 107 £40,000 - 20
Cheshire -18 29 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Lancashire +3 19 £40,000 +23.07%
Merseyside +16 18 £38,100 -12.91% 4
Cumbria -2 1 £42,500 +46.55% 2
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 411 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 297 (72.26%) SQL
3 177 (43.07%) Microsoft
4 162 (39.42%) Finance
5 161 (39.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 159 (38.69%) T-SQL
7 150 (36.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 142 (34.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 138 (33.58%) .NET
10 136 (33.09%) C#
11 96 (23.36%) ASP.NET
12 94 (22.87%) Windows
13 93 (22.63%) Business Intelligence
14 89 (21.65%) Replication
15 82 (19.95%) Agile Software Development
16 80 (19.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 75 (18.25%) SQL Server 2014
18 71 (17.27%) JavaScript
19 64 (15.57%) CSS
20 62 (15.09%) Data Warehouse
21 61 (14.84%) MVC
21 61 (14.84%) SQL Server 2005
22 60 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
23 59 (14.36%) High Availability
24 58 (14.11%) Degree
24 58 (14.11%) MS Excel
25 56 (13.63%) .NET Framework
25 56 (13.63%) Windows Server 2008
26 50 (12.17%) ITIL
27 48 (11.68%) WCF

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 30 (7.30%) SharePoint
2 25 (6.08%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (3.41%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (2.68%) IIS
7 11 (2.68%) Skype for Business
8 10 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (1.95%) Drupal
9 8 (1.95%) GeoServer
10 6 (1.46%) CMS
11 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.49%) TWiki
11 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.24%) Kentico
12 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 58 (14.11%) MS Excel
2 43 (10.46%) MS Office
3 6 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.22%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.49%) Line 500
4 1 (0.24%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.24%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.92%) Office 365
4 5 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.97%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.49%) GitHub
6 2 (0.49%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.57%) SAN
2 18 (4.38%) Firewall
3 10 (2.43%) DNS
3 10 (2.43%) LAN
4 9 (2.19%) DHCP
4 9 (2.19%) Internet
5 7 (1.70%) Network Security
6 6 (1.46%) WAN
7 4 (0.97%) VPN
8 3 (0.73%) SNMP
9 2 (0.49%) Broadband
9 2 (0.49%) HTTP
9 2 (0.49%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.49%) PBX
9 2 (0.49%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.49%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.49%) VoIP
9 2 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 411 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 161 (39.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 150 (36.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 142 (34.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 80 (19.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 75 (18.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 62 (15.09%) Data Warehouse
8 61 (14.84%) SQL Server 2005
9 32 (7.79%) SQL Server 2000
10 29 (7.06%) QlikView
11 25 (6.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 22 (5.35%) NoSQL
13 21 (5.11%) DTS
14 19 (4.62%) MS Access
14 19 (4.62%) MySQL
15 18 (4.38%) MongoDB
16 16 (3.89%) Relational Database
17 11 (2.68%) GIS
18 10 (2.43%) Neo4j
19 7 (1.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (7.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 27 (6.57%) Visual Studio
3 25 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.97%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.97%) JIRA
4 4 (0.97%) Subversion
5 3 (0.73%) ERwin
5 3 (0.73%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.73%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.49%) tSQLt
6 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.24%) Moq
7 1 (0.24%) NUnit
7 1 (0.24%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.24%) SpecFlow
General
1 162 (39.42%) Finance
2 32 (7.79%) Banking
3 24 (5.84%) Legal
4 13 (3.16%) Back Office
5 12 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.95%) Games
6 8 (1.95%) Marketing
7 7 (1.70%) Law
8 3 (0.73%) Billing
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Retail
Job Titles
1 207 (50.36%) Developer
2 105 (25.55%) DBA
3 103 (25.06%) SQL DBA
4 79 (19.22%) .NET Developer
5 62 (15.09%) SQL Developer
6 61 (14.84%) C# Developer
7 60 (14.60%) SQL Server DBA
8 44 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
9 42 (10.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 37 (9.00%) Analyst
11 36 (8.76%) Administrator
12 32 (7.79%) Senior Developer
13 26 (6.33%) ASP.NET Developer
14 25 (6.08%) Lead Developer
15 24 (5.84%) SQL BI Developer
16 23 (5.60%) Applications Support
16 23 (5.60%) Support Analyst
17 22 (5.35%) Applications Support Analyst
18 20 (4.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 20 (4.87%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (33.58%) .NET
2 96 (23.36%) ASP.NET
3 64 (15.57%) CSS
4 56 (13.63%) .NET Framework
5 48 (11.68%) WCF
6 46 (11.19%) jQuery
7 43 (10.46%) HTML
8 38 (9.25%) Web Services
9 36 (8.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (7.54%) Ajax
11 21 (5.11%) XML
12 19 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web API
13 17 (4.14%) AngularJS
14 16 (3.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 12 (2.92%) WPF
16 9 (2.19%) Entity Framework
16 9 (2.19%) J2EE
17 8 (1.95%) ADO
17 8 (1.95%) CSS3
17 8 (1.95%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 89 (21.65%) Replication
2 60 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (11.44%) Clustering
4 22 (5.35%) Credit Risk
4 22 (5.35%) SWIFT
5 19 (4.62%) Data Structures
6 17 (4.14%) Management Information System
7 16 (3.89%) Computer Science
8 15 (3.65%) iPad
8 15 (3.65%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.95%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.70%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.70%) Symmetrix
11 6 (1.46%) N-Tier
12 5 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.22%) Visualisation
12 5 (1.22%) W3C
13 3 (0.73%) Data Integration
13 3 (0.73%) FMCG
13 3 (0.73%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 94 (22.87%) Windows
2 56 (13.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (5.84%) Linux
4 24 (5.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (5.60%) Windows Server
6 11 (2.68%) Android
7 7 (1.70%) AIX
7 7 (1.70%) CentOS
7 7 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.70%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (1.22%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.73%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.73%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.49%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (22.63%) Business Intelligence
2 82 (19.95%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (14.84%) MVC
4 59 (14.36%) High Availability
5 50 (12.17%) ITIL
6 44 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
6 44 (10.71%) Web Development
7 43 (10.46%) ETL
8 37 (9.00%) Data Analysis
9 36 (8.76%) Mentoring
10 34 (8.27%) Unit Testing
11 30 (7.30%) Project Management
11 30 (7.30%) Time Management
12 29 (7.06%) Capacity Planning
13 28 (6.81%) Change Management
14 25 (6.08%) Performance Monitoring
15 24 (5.84%) CRM
15 24 (5.84%) Data Modelling
15 24 (5.84%) Service Delivery
16 23 (5.60%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 297 (72.26%) SQL
2 159 (38.69%) T-SQL
3 136 (33.09%) C#
4 71 (17.27%) JavaScript
5 31 (7.54%) VB
6 28 (6.81%) PowerShell
7 19 (4.62%) VB.NET
8 18 (4.38%) VB6
8 18 (4.38%) VBA
9 17 (4.14%) ANSI SQL
10 15 (3.65%) C
11 12 (2.92%) PHP
11 12 (2.92%) VBScript
12 11 (2.68%) Java
13 9 (2.19%) ActionScript
13 9 (2.19%) Perl
14 6 (1.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.49%) C++
15 2 (0.49%) Delphi
15 2 (0.49%) VC++
Qualifications
1 58 (14.11%) Degree
2 31 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (4.38%) MCSE
4 16 (3.89%) MCITP
5 15 (3.65%) ISTQB
5 15 (3.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (2.43%) MCDBA
6 10 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (2.19%) CCNA
7 9 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.70%) A+ Certification
8 7 (1.70%) CCNP
8 7 (1.70%) CISSP
8 7 (1.70%) CompTIA Security+
8 7 (1.70%) HP ASE
8 7 (1.70%) Network+ Certification
8 7 (1.70%) RHCE
8 7 (1.70%) Security+ Certification
9 3 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.49%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.84%) SLA
2 13 (3.16%) QA
3 7 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.46%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.46%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.97%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.49%) HL7
7 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (5.11%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.70%) vSphere
4 6 (1.46%) SRDF
4 6 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.73%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.49%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.49%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (4.14%) LiteSpeed
2 10 (2.43%) Backup Exec
2 10 (2.43%) HP SIM
2 10 (2.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (2.43%) WSUS
3 4 (0.97%) Kibana
4 3 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.73%) SCCM
4 3 (0.73%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (0.49%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.49%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.24%) MobiControl
6 1 (0.24%) Nagios
6 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.24%) Puppet
6 1 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 177 (43.07%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.79%) VMware
3 22 (5.35%) Bloomberg
3 22 (5.35%) Oracle
3 22 (5.35%) Reuters
4 18 (4.38%) Dell
5 17 (4.14%) HP
6 16 (3.89%) Cisco
6 16 (3.89%) RedGate
6 16 (3.89%) Sophos
7 13 (3.16%) IBM
8 12 (2.92%) Remedy
9 11 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (2.43%) Symantec
11 8 (1.95%) ESRI
11 8 (1.95%) SonicWALL
11 8 (1.95%) Tableau
12 7 (1.70%) ProCurve
12 7 (1.70%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.70%) SolarWinds
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