Period
to 10 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > North of England
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 275 319 278
Rank change year-on-year +44 -41 -114
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 61 161 241
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 0.58% 0.82% 0.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.08% 3.13% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 65 131 218
Median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £23,350
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £50,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 the North of England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 2,930 5,146 7,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 27.99% 26.16% 30.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2,466 4,190 6,379
Median annual salary £46,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.75% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in the North of England

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the North of England.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in the North of England

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the North of England over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the North of England

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in the North of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 10 July 2020. 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
North West +60 29 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Yorkshire +56 22 £43,250 +18.32%
North East +24 11 £47,500 +33.80%
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North of England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 61 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (55.74%) Microsoft
3 29 (47.54%) .NET
4 23 (37.70%) SQL
5 20 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (31.15%) C#
7 17 (27.87%) ASP.NET
7 17 (27.87%) Windows
7 17 (27.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (27.87%) .NET Framework
7 17 (27.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (26.23%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (26.23%) Windows Server
8 16 (26.23%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (26.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (24.59%) SQL Server 2016
10 13 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 13 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (21.31%) Visual Studio
10 13 (21.31%) MVC
11 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (19.67%) XML
12 11 (18.03%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (16.39%) Azure
13 10 (16.39%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (16.39%) Sitecore
13 10 (16.39%) jQuery
13 10 (16.39%) Umbraco
13 10 (16.39%) EPiServer

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 10 (16.39%) CMS
1 10 (16.39%) EPiServer
1 10 (16.39%) Sitecore CMS
1 10 (16.39%) Umbraco
2 3 (4.92%) IIS
3 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.39%) Azure
2 5 (8.20%) Power Platform
3 3 (4.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) NAS
1 2 (3.28%) SAN
1 2 (3.28%) VoIP
2 1 (1.64%) LAN
2 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (27.87%) SQL Server 2012
2 17 (27.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (26.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (24.59%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (9.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (8.20%) Power BI
6 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database
7 4 (6.56%) RDBMS
7 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
7 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2017
7 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.64%) OLTP
8 1 (1.64%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 13 (21.31%) Visual Studio
2 11 (18.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (3.28%) NUnit
4 2 (3.28%) Selenium
4 2 (3.28%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.64%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.64%) Subversion
5 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.64%) YouTrack
General
1 9 (14.75%) Games
2 3 (4.92%) Law
3 2 (3.28%) Finance
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (63.93%) Developer
2 13 (21.31%) .NET Developer
3 10 (16.39%) CMS Developer
3 10 (16.39%) EPiServer Developer
3 10 (16.39%) Senior Developer
4 9 (14.75%) C# Developer
5 7 (11.48%) Senior C# Developer
6 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (8.20%) Applications Developer
8 4 (6.56%) Administrator
8 4 (6.56%) DBA
8 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Applications Support
9 3 (4.92%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (4.92%) SQL Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Applications Support Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Software Developer
10 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (47.54%) .NET
2 17 (27.87%) .NET Framework
2 17 (27.87%) ASP.NET
3 13 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC
3 13 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 12 (19.67%) XML
5 10 (16.39%) jQuery
6 8 (13.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (13.11%) WCF
6 8 (13.11%) Web Services
7 7 (11.48%) Ajax
8 6 (9.84%) Entity Framework
9 5 (8.20%) AngularJS
9 5 (8.20%) CSS
9 5 (8.20%) HTML
10 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (6.56%) HTML5
11 3 (4.92%) Node.js
11 3 (4.92%) RESTful
12 2 (3.28%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.48%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.87%) Windows
2 16 (26.23%) Windows Server
3 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (14.75%) Windows 10
4 9 (14.75%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (1.64%) Android
7 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (26.23%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (21.31%) MVC
4 10 (16.39%) Content Management
4 10 (16.39%) Line Management
4 10 (16.39%) Software Delivery
5 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (13.11%) Computer Science
6 6 (9.84%) Coaching
6 6 (9.84%) Mentoring
6 6 (9.84%) OO
6 6 (9.84%) Technical Leadership
7 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (8.20%) System Testing
8 4 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (6.56%) Scrum
9 3 (4.92%) CRM
9 3 (4.92%) Front End Development
9 3 (4.92%) Secure Coding
9 3 (4.92%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.70%) SQL
2 19 (31.15%) C#
3 8 (13.11%) T-SQL
4 5 (8.20%) XQuery
5 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.92%) TypeScript
6 2 (3.28%) Java
6 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (16.39%) MCSD
3 9 (14.75%) Degree
4 4 (6.56%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (3.28%) CCNP
5 2 (3.28%) CCSP
5 2 (3.28%) CCVP
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.28%) MCSE
6 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Intune
1 9 (14.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (55.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.39%) Sitecore
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle
3 4 (6.56%) Tableau
4 2 (3.28%) Sonus
4 2 (3.28%) VMware
5 1 (1.64%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.64%) TARGIT