Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 81 67
Rank change year-on-year -60 -14 -25
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 37 69 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.20% 3.07% 4.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.99% 9.22% 10.82%
Number of salaries quoted 36 64 127
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +12.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,750 £30,300
90th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £53,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server 2008 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 928 748 1239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.15% 33.24% 38.41%
Number of salaries quoted 772 675 1098
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £36,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.44% -8.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +11 16 £37,500 -16.67%
Warrington -37 5 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Crewe +1 4 £40,000 +13.48%
Ellesmere Port +3 3 £46,250 +68.18%
Northwich +7 2 £32,500 - 1
Daresbury - 2 £42,500 -
Macclesfield +3 1 £42,500 -8.11%
Knutsford -41 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 37 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 28 (75.68%) .NET
3 27 (72.97%) C#
4 22 (59.46%) Microsoft
5 21 (56.76%) SQL
5 21 (56.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 20 (54.05%) MVC
7 19 (51.35%) ASP.NET
8 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (45.95%) .NET Framework
9 17 (45.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (45.95%) Visual Studio
10 15 (40.54%) SQL Server 2016
11 14 (37.84%) Web Services
12 13 (35.14%) Entity Framework
13 11 (29.73%) CSS
13 11 (29.73%) HTML
13 11 (29.73%) jQuery
13 11 (29.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (27.03%) Retail
14 10 (27.03%) T-SQL
15 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
15 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 8 (21.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 7 (18.92%) High Availability
17 7 (18.92%) Windows
17 7 (18.92%) HTML5
17 7 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
18 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 6 (16.22%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.70%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 21 (56.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) DHCP
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) NAS
2 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (40.54%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (29.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (13.51%) DB2
5 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (8.11%) MySQL
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (5.41%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (5.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (5.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (5.41%) MariaDB
7 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
7 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
7 2 (5.41%) OLTP
8 1 (2.70%) MS Access
8 1 (2.70%) QlikView
8 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 17 (45.95%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.70%) Maven
3 1 (2.70%) MSTest
3 1 (2.70%) NUnit
3 1 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (27.03%) Retail
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Developer
2 11 (29.73%) .NET Developer
3 7 (18.92%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (18.92%) C# Developer
4 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (16.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Integration Developer
4 6 (16.22%) SQL Developer
5 5 (13.51%) DBA
5 5 (13.51%) SQL DBA
6 3 (8.11%) .NET Software Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (8.11%) C# Software Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior DBA
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior SQL DBA
6 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (8.11%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (75.68%) .NET
2 19 (51.35%) ASP.NET
3 17 (45.95%) .NET Framework
3 17 (45.95%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (37.84%) Web Services
5 13 (35.14%) Entity Framework
6 11 (29.73%) CSS
6 11 (29.73%) HTML
6 11 (29.73%) jQuery
7 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 8 (21.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (18.92%) HTML5
10 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
12 3 (8.11%) WPF
12 3 (8.11%) XML
13 2 (5.41%) ActiveX
13 2 (5.41%) COM
13 2 (5.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) FMCG
2 3 (8.11%) Fintech
3 2 (5.41%) EPoS
3 2 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.41%) User Experience
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.70%) Replication
4 1 (2.70%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Windows Server
2 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.11%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) MVC
2 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.92%) High Availability
4 6 (16.22%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (16.22%) Project Management
5 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.11%) DevOps
6 3 (8.11%) Migration
6 3 (8.11%) MVVM
6 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.41%) Database Mirroring
7 2 (5.41%) Defensive Programming
7 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.41%) OO
7 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Data Migration
8 1 (2.70%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.70%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (72.97%) C#
2 21 (56.76%) SQL
3 10 (27.03%) T-SQL
4 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.81%) VBA
6 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
6 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
7 2 (5.41%) VB
7 2 (5.41%) VB6
8 1 (2.70%) Ruby
8 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.70%) Docker
1 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.70%) KVM
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Perfmon
2 2 (5.41%) Ansible
3 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Cognos
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) McAfee
3 1 (2.70%) Symantec
3 1 (2.70%) VMware