Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > North West
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 168 112
Rank change year-on-year -38 -56 -53
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 156 244 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.32% 1.87% 2.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.32% 5.49% 8.12%
Number of salaries quoted 138 227 286
North West median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £27,500 £29,375
90th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £55,625
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +1.12%

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 3,610 4,448 3,929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.61% 34.13% 32.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3,117 3,764 3,388
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -46 93 £40,500 +1.25% 8
Cheshire -18 27 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Merseyside +20 17 £22,500 -43.75% 7
Lancashire +5 17 £35,000 - 1
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 156 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 129 (82.69%) SQL
3 85 (54.49%) Microsoft
3 85 (54.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 71 (45.51%) T-SQL
5 66 (42.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 55 (35.26%) Relational Database
7 53 (33.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 49 (31.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 47 (30.13%) ITIL
9 47 (30.13%) Windows
10 43 (27.56%) .NET
11 40 (25.64%) Performance Tuning
12 37 (23.72%) Problem-Solving
13 36 (23.08%) Degree
14 35 (22.44%) Finance
15 34 (21.79%) SQL Server 2014
16 30 (19.23%) NoSQL
17 29 (18.59%) SQL Server 2005
17 29 (18.59%) SQL Server 2016
18 28 (17.95%) Windows Server
19 27 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
20 25 (16.03%) MongoDB
20 25 (16.03%) Business Intelligence
20 25 (16.03%) OLTP
20 25 (16.03%) Data Warehouse
20 25 (16.03%) Server Building
20 25 (16.03%) IT Strategy
21 24 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 20 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008

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 19 (12.18%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (5.77%) IIS
3 9 (5.77%) SharePoint Server
3 9 (5.77%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.56%) Alfresco
4 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.56%) WordPress
5 3 (1.92%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.92%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Sage 500
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.41%) Office 365
3 9 (5.77%) IaaS
4 3 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.64%) npm
5 1 (0.64%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.90%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.77%) Firewall
2 9 (5.77%) Skype
3 8 (5.13%) SAN
4 7 (4.49%) DNS
5 6 (3.85%) DHCP
5 6 (3.85%) FTP
5 6 (3.85%) HTTP
5 6 (3.85%) SMTP
5 6 (3.85%) SSH
6 3 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.28%) Broadband
7 2 (1.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 85 (54.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 66 (42.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 55 (35.26%) Relational Database
5 53 (33.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (21.79%) SQL Server 2014
7 30 (19.23%) NoSQL
8 29 (18.59%) SQL Server 2005
8 29 (18.59%) SQL Server 2016
9 25 (16.03%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (16.03%) MongoDB
9 25 (16.03%) OLTP
10 24 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (7.69%) Oracle Database
12 12 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
12 12 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (5.13%) MS Access
14 6 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (3.21%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (3.21%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (1.92%) Selenium
3 3 (1.92%) SoapUI
3 3 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.64%) gulp
4 1 (0.64%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.64%) JIRA
4 1 (0.64%) jspm
4 1 (0.64%) NUnit
4 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 35 (22.44%) Finance
2 11 (7.05%) Retail
3 6 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.56%) Marketing
5 2 (1.28%) Automotive
5 2 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.64%) Billing
6 1 (0.64%) Law
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 67 (42.95%) Developer
2 53 (33.97%) DBA
3 47 (30.13%) SQL DBA
4 37 (23.72%) SQL Developer
5 33 (21.15%) Administrator
6 15 (9.62%) Analyst
7 14 (8.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 13 (8.33%) C# Developer
9 12 (7.69%) .NET Developer
10 10 (6.41%) Senior Developer
11 8 (5.13%) Database Developer
11 8 (5.13%) IT Support
11 8 (5.13%) SQL Server DBA
12 7 (4.49%) C# .NET Developer
12 7 (4.49%) Development DBA
12 7 (4.49%) Lead Developer
12 7 (4.49%) Senior C# Developer
13 6 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (3.85%) Junior
13 6 (3.85%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (27.56%) .NET
2 18 (11.54%) ASP.NET
3 10 (6.41%) .NET Framework
4 9 (5.77%) XML
5 8 (5.13%) HTML
6 5 (3.21%) Web Services
7 4 (2.56%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.56%) CSS
7 4 (2.56%) jQuery
7 4 (2.56%) MDX
7 4 (2.56%) WCF
7 4 (2.56%) XSL
8 3 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.92%) HTML5
8 3 (1.92%) LINQ
8 3 (1.92%) SOAP
8 3 (1.92%) WPF
9 2 (1.28%) Ajax
9 2 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.41%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.49%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.21%) Clustering
4 5 (3.21%) Replication
5 4 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.92%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.28%) Fintech
8 1 (0.64%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.64%) NHS
8 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (30.13%) Windows
2 28 (17.95%) Windows Server
3 20 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (5.77%) Linux
6 8 (5.13%) Solaris
7 5 (3.21%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.21%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.92%) Unix
9 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (30.13%) ITIL
2 40 (25.64%) Performance Tuning
3 37 (23.72%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (16.03%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (16.03%) IT Strategy
5 25 (16.03%) Server Building
6 19 (12.18%) ETL
7 15 (9.62%) High Availability
7 15 (9.62%) ITIL V3
8 10 (6.41%) Change Control
9 9 (5.77%) Change Management
9 9 (5.77%) CRM
9 9 (5.77%) Incident Management
9 9 (5.77%) ITSM
9 9 (5.77%) Line Management
9 9 (5.77%) Problem Management
9 9 (5.77%) Scrum
9 9 (5.77%) Service Management
10 8 (5.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (82.69%) SQL
2 71 (45.51%) T-SQL
3 18 (11.54%) C#
4 8 (5.13%) Java
4 8 (5.13%) VBA
5 5 (3.21%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.21%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.56%) Python
6 4 (2.56%) XQuery
7 3 (1.92%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.92%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.28%) R
8 2 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (31.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (23.08%) Degree
3 9 (5.77%) HNC
4 8 (5.13%) CCNA
4 8 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.85%) MCP
5 6 (3.85%) MCSA
5 6 (3.85%) MCSE
6 5 (3.21%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.28%) CCA
7 2 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.28%) MCITP
7 2 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.64%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.97%) SLA
2 3 (1.92%) QA
3 2 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (5.77%) XenApp
3 9 (5.77%) XenDesktop
4 8 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (4.49%) vSphere
6 3 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (5.77%) SCCM
1 9 (5.77%) SCVMM
2 7 (4.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (3.21%) SQL Sentry
4 3 (1.92%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.28%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 85 (54.49%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.97%) Oracle
3 13 (8.33%) VMware
4 9 (5.77%) Citrix
5 5 (3.21%) Cognos
5 5 (3.21%) RedGate
6 4 (2.56%) Avaya
6 4 (2.56%) Cisco
7 3 (1.92%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.28%) EMC
8 2 (1.28%) HP
8 2 (1.28%) Sage
9 1 (0.64%) Tableau
9 1 (0.64%) Xamarin