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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 58 40
Rank change year-on-year -57 -18  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 146 243 370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.37% 4.22% 5.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.90% 13.32% 16.26%
Number of salaries quoted 126 206 333
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £30,000 £27,875
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 2117 1824 2276
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 34.40% 31.64% 34.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1806 1573 1932
Median salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -46 105 £37,500 -4.45% 21
Cheshire -11 21 £40,000 -9.09% 2
Lancashire -11 11 £40,000 - 1
Merseyside -34 8 £40,000 +23.07%
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 North West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 321 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 236 (73.52%) SQL
3 184 (57.32%) .NET
4 170 (52.96%) C#
5 153 (47.66%) Microsoft
6 119 (37.07%) T-SQL
7 118 (36.76%) ASP.NET
8 115 (35.83%) Agile Software Development
9 101 (31.46%) MVC
10 100 (31.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 89 (27.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 79 (24.61%) HTML
13 77 (23.99%) Business Intelligence
14 74 (23.05%) jQuery
15 68 (21.18%) CSS
16 67 (20.87%) Visual Studio
16 67 (20.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 67 (20.87%) ASP.NET MVC
17 66 (20.56%) MS Excel
18 63 (19.63%) .NET Framework
19 62 (19.31%) SQL Server 2005
19 62 (19.31%) Web Services
19 62 (19.31%) XML
20 61 (19.00%) Windows
21 59 (18.38%) SQL Server 2012
22 57 (17.76%) JavaScript
23 55 (17.13%) Ajax
24 52 (16.20%) WCF
25 46 (14.33%) Data Warehouse
26 44 (13.71%) Performance Tuning

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 18 (5.61%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.67%) IIS
3 12 (3.74%) MS Exchange
4 10 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.49%) CMS
6 7 (2.18%) Umbraco
7 6 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.87%) EPiServer
7 6 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.87%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (1.25%) Alfresco
8 4 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.62%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.31%) SAS
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 66 (20.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.93%) MS Office
3 2 (0.62%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.80%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (1.25%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.31%) Magento
4 1 (0.31%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.31%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.12%) Office 365
4 8 (2.49%) SaaS
5 7 (2.18%) IaaS
5 7 (2.18%) PaaS
6 6 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.87%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.87%) GitHub
7 1 (0.31%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.98%) SAN
2 10 (3.12%) DNS
3 9 (2.80%) Firewall
4 8 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (2.18%) LAN
5 7 (2.18%) NAS
5 7 (2.18%) VPN
5 7 (2.18%) WAN
6 6 (1.87%) Internet
7 4 (1.25%) DHCP
8 2 (0.62%) VoIP
9 1 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.31%) Network Security
9 1 (0.31%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 100 (31.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 89 (27.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 67 (20.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 62 (19.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 59 (18.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 46 (14.33%) Data Warehouse
8 37 (11.53%) SQL Server 2014
9 34 (10.59%) SQL Server 2016
10 28 (8.72%) MySQL
11 26 (8.10%) SQL Server 2000
12 19 (5.92%) Hadoop
13 18 (5.61%) MS Access
14 17 (5.30%) Big Data
15 12 (3.74%) NoSQL
16 11 (3.43%) Crystal Reports
17 9 (2.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 9 (2.80%) Relational Database
18 7 (2.18%) BusinessObjects
18 7 (2.18%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 67 (20.87%) Visual Studio
2 34 (10.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (8.10%) Git (software)
4 15 (4.67%) NUnit
5 13 (4.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 11 (3.43%) JIRA
7 9 (2.80%) Subversion
8 8 (2.49%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (2.49%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.56%) Moq
10 4 (1.25%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.25%) Selenium
10 4 (1.25%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.93%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.62%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.62%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.31%) MSBuild
13 1 (0.31%) MSTest
13 1 (0.31%) NuGet
13 1 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 39 (12.15%) Finance
2 28 (8.72%) Legal
3 13 (4.05%) Games
4 7 (2.18%) Law
4 7 (2.18%) Multimedia
5 6 (1.87%) Marketing
6 5 (1.56%) Advertising
7 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.31%) Automotive
8 1 (0.31%) Back Office
8 1 (0.31%) Billing
8 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 215 (66.98%) Developer
2 106 (33.02%) .NET Developer
3 76 (23.68%) C# Developer
4 56 (17.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 51 (15.89%) DBA
5 51 (15.89%) SQL Developer
6 50 (15.58%) SQL DBA
7 46 (14.33%) ASP.NET Developer
8 39 (12.15%) Senior Developer
9 22 (6.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 22 (6.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 20 (6.23%) Senior .NET Developer
10 20 (6.23%) Software Developer
11 19 (5.92%) Junior
12 18 (5.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 18 (5.61%) Junior Developer
13 17 (5.30%) Senior C# Developer
13 17 (5.30%) SSIS Developer
13 17 (5.30%) Web Developer
14 15 (4.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (57.32%) .NET
2 118 (36.76%) ASP.NET
3 79 (24.61%) HTML
4 74 (23.05%) jQuery
5 68 (21.18%) CSS
6 67 (20.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 63 (19.63%) .NET Framework
8 62 (19.31%) Web Services
8 62 (19.31%) XML
9 55 (17.13%) Ajax
10 52 (16.20%) WCF
11 37 (11.53%) JSON
12 27 (8.41%) Entity Framework
13 24 (7.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 22 (6.85%) ASP.NET Web API
15 20 (6.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 17 (5.30%) XSLT
17 16 (4.98%) AngularJS
18 14 (4.36%) HTML5
19 12 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.46%) iPad
2 25 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.85%) Computer Science
4 20 (6.23%) Clustering
5 14 (4.36%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.49%) Replication
7 7 (2.18%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.62%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.62%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.62%) Fintech
10 1 (0.31%) EMV
10 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.31%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.31%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.31%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 61 (19.00%) Windows
2 24 (7.48%) Windows Server
2 24 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.56%) Data ONTAP
5 4 (1.25%) Linux
5 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.93%) Unix
6 3 (0.93%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.93%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.93%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.62%) Android
8 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (35.83%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (31.46%) MVC
3 77 (23.99%) Business Intelligence
4 44 (13.71%) Performance Tuning
5 42 (13.08%) Web Development
6 39 (12.15%) ETL
7 38 (11.84%) Disaster Recovery
8 34 (10.59%) DevOps
9 32 (9.97%) Software Engineering
10 31 (9.66%) High Availability
11 24 (7.48%) ITIL
12 21 (6.54%) E-Commerce
13 20 (6.23%) Problem Management
13 20 (6.23%) Scrum
13 20 (6.23%) Web Application Development
14 19 (5.92%) Data Analysis
15 18 (5.61%) CRM
15 18 (5.61%) Data Modelling
16 16 (4.98%) Data Protection
17 15 (4.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 236 (73.52%) SQL
2 170 (52.96%) C#
3 119 (37.07%) T-SQL
4 57 (17.76%) JavaScript
5 25 (7.79%) VB.NET
6 14 (4.36%) PowerShell
7 13 (4.05%) VBA
8 5 (1.56%) PHP
9 2 (0.62%) VB
10 1 (0.31%) C
10 1 (0.31%) Java
10 1 (0.31%) Perl
10 1 (0.31%) Python
10 1 (0.31%) Ruby
10 1 (0.31%) VB6
10 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (9.03%) Degree
2 21 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.43%) MCSE
4 10 (3.12%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.12%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.18%) MCSA
6 5 (1.56%) NCIE
6 5 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.62%) MCAD
7 2 (0.62%) MCPD
7 2 (0.62%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.36%) PCI DSS
2 11 (3.43%) QA
2 11 (3.43%) SLA
3 8 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (6.85%) Hyper-V
2 19 (5.92%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.12%) vSphere
4 6 (1.87%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.87%) XenApp
5 5 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.56%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.62%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.31%) Docker
7 1 (0.31%) KVM
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (1.87%) SCOM
2 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 5 (1.56%) SCDPM
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.93%) SCCM
4 2 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.62%) Puppet
4 2 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.31%) Ansible
5 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.31%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.31%) MobiControl
5 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Sentry
5 1 (0.31%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 153 (47.66%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.85%) VMware
3 9 (2.80%) Oracle
4 8 (2.49%) NetApp
4 8 (2.49%) PayPal
5 7 (2.18%) HP
6 6 (1.87%) Cisco
6 6 (1.87%) Citrix
6 6 (1.87%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.56%) EqualLogic
7 5 (1.56%) IBM
8 4 (1.25%) Cognos
8 4 (1.25%) SAP
9 3 (0.93%) Tableau
9 3 (0.93%) Telerik
9 3 (0.93%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.62%) IDERA
10 2 (0.62%) RedGate
10 2 (0.62%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.62%) Symantec
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Good Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Isle of Man
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + company benefits
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Greater Manchester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Negotiable + Excellent Benefits, Med
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Preston
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + company benefits
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Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + company benefits
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Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
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