The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 33 33
Rank change year-on-year +7 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 6 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.92% 1.12% 1.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.09% 3.64% 5.08%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 3
Median salary £36,250 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.53% -13.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.79% +4.37%  

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 Chester with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 66 55 59
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 43.14% 30.90% 31.72%
Number of salaries quoted 62 52 34
Median salary £40,000 £29,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.93% -22.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,500 £26,041
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Chester region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
3 5 (71.43%) MVC
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
5 3 (42.86%) jQuery
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (42.86%) Entity Framework
5 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (42.86%) HTML
5 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 3 (42.86%) CSS
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 2 (28.57%) Web Services
6 2 (28.57%) DB2
6 2 (28.57%) IIS
6 2 (28.57%) Retail
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (28.57%) High Availability
6 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) DB2
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
2 4 (57.14%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (57.14%) C# Developer
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 3 (42.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Developer
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
5 1 (14.29%) C# Application Developer
5 1 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 3 (42.86%) CSS
4 3 (42.86%) Entity Framework
4 3 (42.86%) HTML
4 3 (42.86%) jQuery
5 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
6 1 (14.29%) Ajax
6 1 (14.29%) JSON
6 1 (14.29%) WCF
6 1 (14.29%) WPF
6 1 (14.29%) XML
6 1 (14.29%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Fintech
1 2 (28.57%) FMCG
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) High Availability
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 1 (14.29%) MVVM
4 1 (14.29%) Parallel Computing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) MCAD
1 1 (14.29%) MCPD
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft