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

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 248 150 89
Rank change year-on-year -98 -61 -35
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 127 273 376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.03% 2.08% 3.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.12% 6.01% 10.25%
Number of salaries quoted 112 251 322
North West median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £27,500 £27,525
90th Percentile £49,875 £51,250 £53,625
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 4,074 4,546 3,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.95% 34.64% 31.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3,519 3,872 3,156
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 23 July 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 July 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 -60 72 £40,000 - 16
Merseyside +22 21 £22,500 -43.75% 6
Cheshire -49 21 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Lancashire -7 9 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Cumbria - 4 £22,500 -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 127 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 98 (77.17%) SQL
3 57 (44.88%) Microsoft
4 49 (38.58%) .NET
4 49 (38.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (37.80%) Windows
6 42 (33.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 41 (32.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (29.13%) Finance
9 35 (27.56%) T-SQL
10 34 (26.77%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (22.05%) Problem-Solving
12 27 (21.26%) Windows Server
12 27 (21.26%) Relational Database
13 25 (19.69%) SQL Server 2005
13 25 (19.69%) C#
14 23 (18.11%) Data Warehouse
14 23 (18.11%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (17.32%) Microsoft Certification
15 22 (17.32%) ASP.NET
16 21 (16.54%) ITIL
17 20 (15.75%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (15.75%) Windows Server 2012
17 20 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (14.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 19 (14.96%) MVC
19 18 (14.17%) Performance Tuning
20 17 (13.39%) SQL Server 2016
20 17 (13.39%) Oracle
20 17 (13.39%) Web Development

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 11 (8.66%) MS Exchange
1 11 (8.66%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (7.09%) SharePoint Server
2 9 (7.09%) Skype for Business
3 5 (3.94%) WordPress
4 4 (3.15%) Alfresco
4 4 (3.15%) IIS
5 3 (2.36%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (2.36%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.79%) CMS
7 1 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (10.24%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (7.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.87%) Office 365
2 9 (7.09%) IaaS
2 9 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.87%) TCP/IP
2 9 (7.09%) Firewall
2 9 (7.09%) Skype
3 1 (0.79%) Broadband
3 1 (0.79%) DNS
3 1 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.79%) VPN
3 1 (0.79%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 49 (38.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (33.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 41 (32.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (21.26%) Relational Database
6 25 (19.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 23 (18.11%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (14.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (13.39%) SQL Server 2016
10 13 (10.24%) Oracle Database
10 13 (10.24%) Oracle Database 10g
10 13 (10.24%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (8.66%) MS Access
12 9 (7.09%) NoSQL
12 9 (7.09%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (6.30%) RDBMS
13 8 (6.30%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (5.51%) Crystal Reports
15 6 (4.72%) BusinessObjects
16 4 (3.15%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 10 (7.87%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.36%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (2.36%) Selenium
4 3 (2.36%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.79%) MSTest
6 1 (0.79%) NSubstitute
6 1 (0.79%) NUnit
6 1 (0.79%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 37 (29.13%) Finance
2 9 (7.09%) Retail
3 5 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.15%) Legal
4 4 (3.15%) Marketing
5 2 (1.57%) Automotive
5 2 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.79%) Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Law
6 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 63 (49.61%) Developer
2 30 (23.62%) DBA
3 27 (21.26%) SQL DBA
4 22 (17.32%) .NET Developer
5 20 (15.75%) SQL Developer
6 19 (14.96%) Analyst
7 14 (11.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 12 (9.45%) Administrator
9 10 (7.87%) C# Developer
9 10 (7.87%) Junior
10 8 (6.30%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (6.30%) SQL Server DBA
11 7 (5.51%) Applications Support
11 7 (5.51%) Applications Support Analyst
11 7 (5.51%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (5.51%) IT Support
11 7 (5.51%) Senior Applications Support
11 7 (5.51%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
11 7 (5.51%) Senior Support Analyst
11 7 (5.51%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (38.58%) .NET
2 22 (17.32%) ASP.NET
3 13 (10.24%) CSS
4 12 (9.45%) .NET Framework
5 11 (8.66%) HTML
5 11 (8.66%) jQuery
6 10 (7.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (7.09%) Web Services
8 8 (6.30%) XML
9 6 (4.72%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (4.72%) WCF
9 6 (4.72%) WPF
10 5 (3.94%) Ajax
10 5 (3.94%) LINQ
11 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 4 (3.15%) HTML5
11 4 (3.15%) XSL
12 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (1.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.45%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.51%) Clustering
3 7 (5.51%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.15%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.36%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.36%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.36%) Replication
6 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.79%) Fintech
6 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (37.80%) Windows
2 27 (21.26%) Windows Server
3 20 (15.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (15.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (7.87%) Linux
5 7 (5.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.72%) Solaris
7 5 (3.94%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.94%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.36%) Unix
8 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.77%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.05%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (18.11%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (16.54%) ITIL
5 19 (14.96%) MVC
6 18 (14.17%) Performance Tuning
7 17 (13.39%) Web Development
8 15 (11.81%) ETL
9 11 (8.66%) High Availability
10 10 (7.87%) CRM
11 9 (7.09%) Change Control
11 9 (7.09%) Change Management
11 9 (7.09%) Incident Management
11 9 (7.09%) ITIL V3
11 9 (7.09%) ITSM
11 9 (7.09%) Line Management
11 9 (7.09%) Migration
11 9 (7.09%) Problem Management
11 9 (7.09%) Service Management
12 8 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 98 (77.17%) SQL
2 35 (27.56%) T-SQL
3 25 (19.69%) C#
4 13 (10.24%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.66%) Java
5 11 (8.66%) VBA
6 8 (6.30%) PowerShell
7 7 (5.51%) Python
8 4 (3.15%) XQuery
9 3 (2.36%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.36%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.57%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (17.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.09%) HNC
3 8 (6.30%) Degree
4 7 (5.51%) MCP
4 7 (5.51%) MCSA
5 3 (2.36%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.79%) CCA
7 1 (0.79%) CCNA
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.24%) SLA
2 4 (3.15%) QA
3 2 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (9.45%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (5.51%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.36%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.57%) vSphere
6 1 (0.79%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.79%) XenApp
6 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (7.09%) SCCM
1 9 (7.09%) SCVMM
2 6 (4.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (3.94%) SQL Sentry
4 3 (2.36%) Data Guard
4 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.36%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.57%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) SCOM
6 1 (0.79%) vRealize
6 1 (0.79%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 57 (44.88%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.39%) Oracle
3 5 (3.94%) Avaya
3 5 (3.94%) Cognos
3 5 (3.94%) RedGate
3 5 (3.94%) VMware
4 3 (2.36%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.57%) SAP
5 2 (1.57%) Tableau
6 1 (0.79%) Capita
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco
6 1 (0.79%) Citrix
6 1 (0.79%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.79%) Veeam