Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 191 110
Rank change year-on-year -28 -81 -54
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 150 204 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.29% 1.54% 2.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.33% 4.78% 8.38%
Number of salaries quoted 139 188 315
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,200 £27,500 £28,850
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,575 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

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 3,465 4,272 4,298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.77% 32.31% 34.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3,002 3,624 3,722
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,525 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -13 96 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Cheshire +12 27 £40,750 +1.88% 1
Lancashire +3 16 £35,000 - 6
Merseyside +12 9 £32,613 -18.47% 5
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 150 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 122 (81.33%) SQL
3 87 (58.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 81 (54.00%) T-SQL
4 81 (54.00%) Microsoft
5 60 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 57 (38.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (33.33%) Relational Database
8 42 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 40 (26.67%) ITIL
10 39 (26.00%) Degree
11 37 (24.67%) .NET
12 35 (23.33%) Windows
12 35 (23.33%) Performance Tuning
12 35 (23.33%) SQL Server 2014
13 28 (18.67%) Finance
14 25 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
14 25 (16.67%) OLTP
14 25 (16.67%) MongoDB
14 25 (16.67%) NoSQL
14 25 (16.67%) IT Strategy
14 25 (16.67%) Server Building
15 24 (16.00%) SQL Server 2016
16 23 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
16 23 (15.33%) SQL Server 2005
17 21 (14.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 20 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
18 20 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
18 20 (13.33%) ASP.NET
19 19 (12.67%) C#

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 16 (10.67%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.00%) IIS
3 10 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (4.00%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.33%) CMS
7 2 (1.33%) Confluence
7 2 (1.33%) Kentico
7 2 (1.33%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.33%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.33%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.67%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) Sage 500
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.33%) IaaS
3 7 (4.67%) Office 365
4 4 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.33%) PaaS
6 1 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.67%) npm
6 1 (0.67%) NuGet
6 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.33%) TCP/IP
2 10 (6.67%) SAN
3 8 (5.33%) DNS
3 8 (5.33%) FTP
3 8 (5.33%) SMTP
4 7 (4.67%) DHCP
4 7 (4.67%) Firewall
5 6 (4.00%) HTTP
5 6 (4.00%) Skype
5 6 (4.00%) SSH
6 3 (2.00%) Broadband
6 3 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.33%) VPN
8 1 (0.67%) LLU
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 87 (58.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 60 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 57 (38.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 50 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 35 (23.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 25 (16.67%) MongoDB
7 25 (16.67%) NoSQL
7 25 (16.67%) OLTP
8 24 (16.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 23 (15.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 21 (14.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 20 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (6.67%) Oracle Database
12 10 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (5.33%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 5 (3.33%) MS Access
15 5 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.33%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (2.00%) JIRA
5 3 (2.00%) Selenium
5 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.33%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.33%) Subversion
6 2 (1.33%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.33%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.67%) gulp
7 1 (0.67%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.67%) jspm
7 1 (0.67%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.67%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 28 (18.67%) Finance
2 9 (6.00%) Retail
3 8 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.67%) Marketing
5 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.33%) Billing
7 1 (0.67%) Automotive
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Law
7 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 61 (40.67%) Developer
2 52 (34.67%) DBA
3 47 (31.33%) SQL DBA
4 35 (23.33%) Administrator
4 35 (23.33%) SQL Developer
5 15 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 13 (8.67%) .NET Developer
6 13 (8.67%) Analyst
7 12 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 9 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (6.00%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.33%) Test Analyst
10 7 (4.67%) Development DBA
10 7 (4.67%) Lead Developer
10 7 (4.67%) Senior C# Developer
11 6 (4.00%) Database Developer
11 6 (4.00%) IT Support
11 6 (4.00%) Lead C# Developer
11 6 (4.00%) Technical Developer
11 6 (4.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (24.67%) .NET
2 20 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 14 (9.33%) .NET Framework
4 11 (7.33%) XML
5 8 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (5.33%) Web Services
6 7 (4.67%) WCF
7 6 (4.00%) jQuery
8 5 (3.33%) Ajax
8 5 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 5 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (2.67%) Entity Framework
9 4 (2.67%) HTML
10 3 (2.00%) HTML5
10 3 (2.00%) MDX
10 3 (2.00%) SOAP
11 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.67%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (5.33%) Replication
3 7 (4.67%) Data Structures
3 7 (4.67%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.33%) Clustering
6 2 (1.33%) Fintech
7 1 (0.67%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (23.33%) Windows
2 14 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.67%) Solaris
5 7 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.33%) Linux
7 3 (2.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.33%) Debian
8 2 (1.33%) Unix
8 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.67%) Android
9 1 (0.67%) CentOS
9 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.67%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (26.67%) ITIL
2 35 (23.33%) Performance Tuning
3 25 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (16.67%) IT Strategy
3 25 (16.67%) Server Building
4 23 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (12.67%) ETL
7 13 (8.67%) High Availability
8 12 (8.00%) ITIL V3
8 12 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (6.67%) MVC
10 8 (5.33%) Mentoring
10 8 (5.33%) Regression Testing
10 8 (5.33%) Requirements Analysis
10 8 (5.33%) Software Testing
10 8 (5.33%) Test Management
10 8 (5.33%) Test Scripting
10 8 (5.33%) Web Development
10 8 (5.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (81.33%) SQL
2 81 (54.00%) T-SQL
3 19 (12.67%) C#
4 6 (4.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.33%) VBA
6 2 (1.33%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.33%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.33%) R
6 2 (1.33%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.67%) Java
7 1 (0.67%) Perl
7 1 (0.67%) Python
7 1 (0.67%) VB
7 1 (0.67%) VBScript
7 1 (0.67%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 42 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (26.00%) Degree
3 8 (5.33%) CCNA
3 8 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (5.33%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.00%) HNC
4 6 (4.00%) MCSE
5 2 (1.33%) CCA
5 2 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.33%) MCITP
5 2 (1.33%) MCP
5 2 (1.33%) MCSA
5 2 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.67%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.33%) SLA
2 5 (3.33%) QA
3 2 (1.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (7.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.00%) XenApp
2 9 (6.00%) XenDesktop
3 8 (5.33%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.00%) vSphere
5 2 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.67%) Docker
6 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (4.00%) SCCM
1 6 (4.00%) SCVMM
2 3 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.33%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.33%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.67%) Ansible
4 1 (0.67%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.67%) MobiControl
4 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Sentry
4 1 (0.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 81 (54.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.67%) Oracle
3 11 (7.33%) VMware
4 9 (6.00%) Citrix
5 8 (5.33%) RedGate
6 4 (2.67%) Cisco
7 2 (1.33%) Cognos
7 2 (1.33%) EMC
7 2 (1.33%) HP
7 2 (1.33%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.33%) Sage
8 1 (0.67%) Avaya
8 1 (0.67%) Pega
8 1 (0.67%) SAP
8 1 (0.67%) SOTI
8 1 (0.67%) Tableau
8 1 (0.67%) Xamarin