Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 124 62
Rank change year-on-year -89 -62 -13
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 161 327 505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.28% 2.67% 4.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.95% 7.57% 12.51%
Number of salaries quoted 146 293 444
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £28,325
90th Percentile £53,250 £57,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 4,078 4,319 4,036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.48% 35.20% 33.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3,420 3,763 3,508
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.63%
10th Percentile £27,725 £26,250 £26,675
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in the North West

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in the North West

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the North West over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the North West

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
Manchester -75 109 £42,500 +2.41% 12
Cheshire -61 28 £40,000 - 4
Lancashire +15 21 £35,000 -9.68% 4
Merseyside -1 3 £30,000 -17.81% 1
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 161 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 98 (60.87%) SQL
3 93 (57.76%) .NET
4 89 (55.28%) C#
5 77 (47.83%) Microsoft
6 68 (42.24%) ASP.NET
7 66 (40.99%) Agile Software Development
8 53 (32.92%) MVC
9 49 (30.43%) T-SQL
10 48 (29.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 47 (29.19%) .NET Framework
12 46 (28.57%) Windows
13 45 (27.95%) Visual Studio
14 43 (26.71%) jQuery
15 40 (24.84%) ASP.NET MVC
16 35 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 34 (21.12%) Degree
18 33 (20.50%) SQL Server 2005
19 30 (18.63%) Web Services
19 30 (18.63%) Business Intelligence
20 29 (18.01%) Team Foundation Server
20 29 (18.01%) SQL Server 2012
20 29 (18.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 28 (17.39%) JavaScript
22 25 (15.53%) XML
22 25 (15.53%) Data Warehouse
22 25 (15.53%) SQL Server 2016
23 24 (14.91%) WCF
24 23 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
25 22 (13.66%) Computer Science

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 14 (8.70%) IIS
2 9 (5.59%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.97%) CMS
4 7 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (3.11%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.86%) Apache
6 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.62%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.62%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.62%) JBoss
8 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.62%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (9.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.24%) Epicor Tropos
3 1 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.07%) SAN
2 4 (2.48%) FTP
2 4 (2.48%) SMTP
2 4 (2.48%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.86%) Firewall
3 3 (1.86%) Network Security
3 3 (1.86%) VoIP
4 2 (1.24%) DHCP
4 2 (1.24%) DNS
5 1 (0.62%) LAN
5 1 (0.62%) PABX
5 1 (0.62%) SMS
5 1 (0.62%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 48 (29.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (20.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 29 (18.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (15.53%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (15.53%) SQL Server 2016
7 17 (10.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (7.45%) Relational Database
8 12 (7.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (6.21%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (4.35%) MySQL
11 6 (3.73%) DTS
11 6 (3.73%) NoSQL
11 6 (3.73%) Power BI
12 5 (3.11%) QlikView
13 4 (2.48%) MS Access
13 4 (2.48%) OLAP
14 3 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (1.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 45 (27.95%) Visual Studio
2 29 (18.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.73%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.11%) NUnit
5 3 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.86%) Moq
6 2 (1.24%) Selenium
General
1 22 (13.66%) Finance
2 11 (6.83%) Retail
3 10 (6.21%) Advertising
4 8 (4.97%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.11%) Automotive
5 5 (3.11%) Legal
6 4 (2.48%) Games
7 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.62%) Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 104 (64.60%) Developer
2 39 (24.22%) .NET Developer
3 30 (18.63%) C# Developer
4 25 (15.53%) Senior Developer
4 25 (15.53%) SQL Developer
5 21 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
6 16 (9.94%) Analyst
7 15 (9.32%) Technical Leader
8 14 (8.70%) DBA
9 13 (8.07%) SQL DBA
10 11 (6.83%) Applications Support
10 11 (6.83%) Applications Support Analyst
10 11 (6.83%) SQL Analyst
10 11 (6.83%) Support Analyst
10 11 (6.83%) T-SQL Developer
11 10 (6.21%) SQL Server Developer
12 9 (5.59%) SQL Support Analyst
12 9 (5.59%) SSRS Developer
13 8 (4.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 8 (4.97%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (57.76%) .NET
2 68 (42.24%) ASP.NET
3 47 (29.19%) .NET Framework
4 43 (26.71%) jQuery
5 40 (24.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 30 (18.63%) Web Services
7 29 (18.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 25 (15.53%) XML
9 24 (14.91%) WCF
10 22 (13.66%) CSS
11 21 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 20 (12.42%) Ajax
13 15 (9.32%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (9.32%) HTML
14 9 (5.59%) Entity Framework
14 9 (5.59%) HTML5
15 8 (4.97%) REST
16 6 (3.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 5 (3.11%) AngularJS
17 5 (3.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (13.66%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.97%) Clustering
4 3 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.86%) iPad
4 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.86%) Replication
5 2 (1.24%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.24%) EPoS
5 2 (1.24%) Fintech
5 2 (1.24%) FMCG
5 2 (1.24%) User Experience
6 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (28.57%) Windows
2 21 (13.04%) Windows Server
2 21 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (11.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.35%) Linux
5 7 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.11%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.86%) Unix
8 1 (0.62%) CentOS
8 1 (0.62%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (40.99%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (32.92%) MVC
3 30 (18.63%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (13.04%) ETL
5 15 (9.32%) Web Development
6 14 (8.70%) Scrum
7 13 (8.07%) Project Management
8 12 (7.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (6.83%) ITIL
9 11 (6.83%) Software Engineering
10 10 (6.21%) SOLID
11 9 (5.59%) Business Continuity
12 8 (4.97%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (4.35%) Data Analysis
13 7 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (4.35%) Visualisation
14 6 (3.73%) High Availability
15 5 (3.11%) Dependency Injection
15 5 (3.11%) Mentoring
15 5 (3.11%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 98 (60.87%) SQL
2 89 (55.28%) C#
3 49 (30.43%) T-SQL
4 28 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.07%) VBA
6 7 (4.35%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.86%) Java
7 3 (1.86%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.86%) VBScript
8 2 (1.24%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.24%) VB
8 2 (1.24%) VB6
9 1 (0.62%) C++
9 1 (0.62%) Perl
9 1 (0.62%) PHP
9 1 (0.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (21.12%) Degree
2 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.86%) NVQ Level 4
4 2 (1.24%) MCSA
4 2 (1.24%) MCSE
5 1 (0.62%) CCNA
5 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.62%) MCITP
5 1 (0.62%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.21%) QA
2 5 (3.11%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.86%) SLA
4 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.62%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 14 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (6.83%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.62%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.24%) Kibana
3 1 (0.62%) Oozie
3 1 (0.62%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.62%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 77 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.70%) VMware
3 13 (8.07%) Cognos
4 7 (4.35%) IBM
5 5 (3.11%) Cisco
5 5 (3.11%) Oracle
6 4 (2.48%) Tableau
7 3 (1.86%) Dell
8 2 (1.24%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.24%) Panasonic
8 2 (1.24%) RedGate
9 1 (0.62%) Avaya
9 1 (0.62%) Citrix
9 1 (0.62%) HP
9 1 (0.62%) NetApp
9 1 (0.62%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.62%) Sophos
9 1 (0.62%) Xamarin