The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 63 30
Rank change year-on-year -11 -33  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 21 37 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.94% 2.82% 6.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.53% 8.77% 18.95%
Number of salaries quoted 19 35 101
Median salary £40,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £34,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,600 £52,500 £47,500
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 Cheshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 380 422 591
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 35.02% 32.12% 34.10%
Number of salaries quoted 331 363 486
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in Cheshire

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Cheshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Cheshire

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
Warrington -3 7 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Crewe - 3 £39,500 -
Macclesfield +3 2 £41,250 +10.00% 1
Chester +2 2 £40,250 -8.52%
Northwich - 2 £33,750 -
SQL Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (66.67%) SQL
3 22 (56.41%) .NET
4 18 (46.15%) C#
4 18 (46.15%) T-SQL
4 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 16 (41.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (38.46%) Windows
7 14 (35.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (33.33%) Windows Server
9 12 (30.77%) High Availability
9 12 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (25.64%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (23.08%) VB.NET
12 8 (20.51%) XML
12 8 (20.51%) Unit Testing
13 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
13 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
13 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (15.38%) Translating Business Requirements
14 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
14 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
14 6 (15.38%) MySQL

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.26%) IIS
3 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.13%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Magento
1 1 (2.56%) OpenCart
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Business One
1 1 (2.56%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.13%) Office 365
4 1 (2.56%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) SAN
1 2 (5.13%) VoIP
2 1 (2.56%) DHCP
2 1 (2.56%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) VPN
2 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (41.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (35.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
6 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (15.38%) MySQL
7 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (5.13%) OLAP
10 2 (5.13%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
11 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (2.56%) DocumentDB
11 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
11 1 (2.56%) Power BI
11 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.56%) MSTest
2 1 (2.56%) NUnit
2 1 (2.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (5.13%) Legal
1 2 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.56%) Advertising
2 1 (2.56%) Billing
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Developer
2 13 (33.33%) DBA
3 12 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 12 (30.77%) C# Developer
3 12 (30.77%) SQL DBA
4 11 (28.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (17.95%) Senior DBA
5 7 (17.95%) Senior SQL DBA
6 6 (15.38%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 6 (15.38%) VB.NET Developer
7 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (10.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (10.26%) SQL Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Senior SQL Server DBA
8 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
8 3 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (7.69%) Team Leader
9 2 (5.13%) Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (56.41%) .NET
2 8 (20.51%) XML
3 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 6 (15.38%) WinForms
4 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
4 5 (12.82%) CSS
4 5 (12.82%) HTML
5 4 (10.26%) Web Services
6 3 (7.69%) Ajax
6 3 (7.69%) Entity Framework
6 3 (7.69%) jQuery
6 3 (7.69%) JSON
6 3 (7.69%) WCF
7 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.13%) SOAP
8 1 (2.56%) ADO
8 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET
8 1 (2.56%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Clustering
2 4 (10.26%) Replication
3 2 (5.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) Fintech
4 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) Android
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) High Availability
2 10 (25.64%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (20.51%) Unit Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Translating Business Requirements
6 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (12.82%) ETL
6 5 (12.82%) MVC
7 4 (10.26%) Business Continuity
7 4 (10.26%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (10.26%) Change Management
7 4 (10.26%) ETL Development
7 4 (10.26%) Full Text Search
8 3 (7.69%) ITIL
8 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.69%) Migration
8 3 (7.69%) People Management
8 3 (7.69%) Web Development
9 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
10 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) SQL
2 18 (46.15%) C#
2 18 (46.15%) T-SQL
3 9 (23.08%) VB.NET
4 5 (12.82%) PHP
5 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.56%) MCAD
2 1 (2.56%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) XenApp
3 3 (7.69%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.56%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Cisco
3 4 (10.26%) Citrix
3 4 (10.26%) HP
3 4 (10.26%) VMware
4 2 (5.13%) NetApp
4 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (2.56%) Motorola
5 1 (2.56%) SAP
5 1 (2.56%) SOTI
5 1 (2.56%) Tableau
5 1 (2.56%) Talend
5 1 (2.56%) Zend
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Comprehensive Bens Package
Posted: 10 days ago