The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 25 18
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 4 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 1.82% 4.39% 1.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.48% 9.80% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 1
Median salary £27,250 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.87% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

SQL Server 2008 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Belfast
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 73 51 22
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 33.18% 44.74% 31.43%
Number of salaries quoted 60 29 18
Median salary £37,500 £38,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +29.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,850 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Belfast

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Belfast region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco
4 5 (55.56%) IBM
4 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
4 5 (55.56%) MCSA
4 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
4 5 (55.56%) Citrix
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (55.56%) Sophos
4 5 (55.56%) Forcepoint
4 5 (55.56%) Replication
4 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
4 5 (55.56%) XenApp
4 5 (55.56%) XenServer
4 5 (55.56%) XenDesktop
4 5 (55.56%) Veeam
4 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (55.56%) Office 365
4 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (44.44%) C#
5 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) .NET
6 3 (33.33%) WinForms

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Kentico
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Presales
1 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) MCSA
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (55.56%) XenApp
1 5 (55.56%) XenDesktop
1 5 (55.56%) XenServer
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
2 5 (55.56%) Forcepoint
2 5 (55.56%) IBM
2 5 (55.56%) Sophos
2 5 (55.56%) Veeam
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Adobe
3 1 (11.11%) Apple
3 1 (11.11%) HP