Period
to 23 January 2019

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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 205 214 121
Rank change year-on-year +9 -93 -59
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 145 165 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.37% 1.29% 2.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.61% 3.97% 7.62%
Number of salaries quoted 134 149 295
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £30,300 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,950 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 3,147 4,152 4,320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.70% 32.48% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2,703 3,482 3,771
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £59,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -20 96 £42,500 - 13
Cheshire +38 30 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Lancashire +3 13 £35,000 - 4
Merseyside +14 4 £46,250 +54.17% 1
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 145 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 118 (81.38%) SQL
3 81 (55.86%) Microsoft
3 81 (55.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 79 (54.48%) T-SQL
5 57 (39.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 56 (38.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 42 (28.97%) .NET
8 41 (28.28%) Degree
9 37 (25.52%) Relational Database
10 36 (24.83%) SQL Server 2014
10 36 (24.83%) Windows
11 33 (22.76%) ITIL
12 32 (22.07%) Performance Tuning
13 30 (20.69%) C#
13 30 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
14 28 (19.31%) ASP.NET
15 27 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (17.93%) SQL Server 2016
17 24 (16.55%) Business Intelligence
18 23 (15.86%) Finance
18 23 (15.86%) .NET Framework
19 22 (15.17%) MVC
20 21 (14.48%) OLTP
20 21 (14.48%) MongoDB
20 21 (14.48%) NoSQL
20 21 (14.48%) IT Strategy
20 21 (14.48%) Server Building
21 20 (13.79%) Windows Server
21 20 (13.79%) XML

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 (11.03%) IIS
2 14 (9.66%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.52%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.38%) CMS
7 2 (1.38%) Confluence
7 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.38%) Kentico
7 2 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.38%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.38%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Sage 500
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.14%) Office 365
4 4 (2.76%) IaaS
5 2 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.38%) PaaS
5 2 (1.38%) SaaS
6 1 (0.69%) npm
6 1 (0.69%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.28%) DHCP
1 12 (8.28%) DNS
2 11 (7.59%) SAN
3 9 (6.21%) FTP
3 9 (6.21%) SMTP
3 9 (6.21%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.83%) HTTP
5 6 (4.14%) SSH
6 4 (2.76%) Firewall
7 2 (1.38%) Broadband
7 2 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.38%) Skype
8 1 (0.69%) LLU
8 1 (0.69%) SSL
8 1 (0.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 81 (55.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 57 (39.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 56 (38.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 37 (25.52%) Relational Database
6 36 (24.83%) SQL Server 2014
7 26 (17.93%) SQL Server 2016
8 21 (14.48%) MongoDB
8 21 (14.48%) NoSQL
8 21 (14.48%) OLTP
9 18 (12.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (11.72%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (4.83%) Power BI
13 6 (4.14%) Oracle Database
13 6 (4.14%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (4.14%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (4.14%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (11.72%) Team Foundation Server
1 17 (11.72%) Visual Studio
2 11 (7.59%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.14%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (2.07%) JIRA
5 3 (2.07%) Selenium
5 3 (2.07%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.38%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.38%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.38%) Subversion
6 2 (1.38%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.69%) gulp
7 1 (0.69%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.69%) jspm
7 1 (0.69%) NUnit
7 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 23 (15.86%) Finance
2 9 (6.21%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.14%) Retail
4 5 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.38%) Billing
5 2 (1.38%) Electronics
5 2 (1.38%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 66 (45.52%) Developer
2 51 (35.17%) DBA
3 46 (31.72%) SQL DBA
4 34 (23.45%) SQL Developer
5 29 (20.00%) Administrator
6 23 (15.86%) .NET Developer
7 19 (13.10%) C# Developer
8 16 (11.03%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (8.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 11 (7.59%) Analyst
11 10 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (4.83%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (4.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (4.83%) Development DBA
12 7 (4.83%) Senior Developer
12 7 (4.83%) SQL BI Developer
13 6 (4.14%) Database Developer
13 6 (4.14%) Support Engineer
13 6 (4.14%) Test Analyst
14 5 (3.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (28.97%) .NET
2 28 (19.31%) ASP.NET
3 23 (15.86%) .NET Framework
4 20 (13.79%) XML
5 19 (13.10%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (11.72%) Web Services
7 14 (9.66%) HTML
7 14 (9.66%) jQuery
8 11 (7.59%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (7.59%) CSS
9 10 (6.90%) WCF
10 9 (6.21%) Ajax
10 9 (6.21%) AngularJS
10 9 (6.21%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 9 (6.21%) HTML5
10 9 (6.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (3.45%) Angular 2
12 4 (2.76%) Entity Framework
12 4 (2.76%) SOAP
13 3 (2.07%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.66%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.83%) Replication
4 5 (3.45%) Clustering
4 5 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.45%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.38%) Fintech
6 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.38%) User Experience
7 1 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (24.83%) Windows
2 20 (13.79%) Windows Server
3 14 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.14%) Solaris
5 6 (4.14%) Windows 10
5 6 (4.14%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.45%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.07%) Linux
8 2 (1.38%) Debian
9 1 (0.69%) Android
9 1 (0.69%) CentOS
9 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.69%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.76%) ITIL
2 32 (22.07%) Performance Tuning
3 27 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (16.55%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (15.17%) MVC
6 21 (14.48%) IT Strategy
6 21 (14.48%) Server Building
7 17 (11.72%) ETL
7 17 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (11.03%) Web Development
9 14 (9.66%) High Availability
10 12 (8.28%) Computer Science
11 11 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 10 (6.90%) Patch Management
13 9 (6.21%) SDLC
14 8 (5.52%) ITIL V3
15 7 (4.83%) Change Control
15 7 (4.83%) Scrum
15 7 (4.83%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 118 (81.38%) SQL
2 79 (54.48%) T-SQL
3 30 (20.69%) C#
4 13 (8.97%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.14%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.45%) VBA
7 3 (2.07%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.38%) R
8 2 (1.38%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.38%) VB
8 2 (1.38%) VBScript
9 1 (0.69%) Java
9 1 (0.69%) Perl
9 1 (0.69%) Python
9 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.69%) XPath
9 1 (0.69%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 41 (28.28%) Degree
2 30 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.83%) CCNA
3 7 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.14%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.14%) MCSE
5 2 (1.38%) HNC
6 1 (0.69%) CCA
6 1 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.69%) MCITP
6 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.14%) QA
2 4 (2.76%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (2.76%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.76%) SLA
3 2 (1.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (9.66%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.90%) vSphere
4 8 (5.52%) XenApp
4 8 (5.52%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.38%) Docker
5 2 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (4.14%) SCCM
2 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (3.45%) SQL Sentry
3 4 (2.76%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (2.76%) SCOM
4 2 (1.38%) Ansible
4 2 (1.38%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.38%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.38%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.38%) Terraform
5 1 (0.69%) MobiControl
5 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 81 (55.86%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.79%) VMware
3 16 (11.03%) RedGate
4 8 (5.52%) Citrix
5 7 (4.83%) Oracle
6 4 (2.76%) McAfee
7 3 (2.07%) Cisco
8 2 (1.38%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.38%) Cognos
8 2 (1.38%) EMC
8 2 (1.38%) HP
8 2 (1.38%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.38%) Sage
8 2 (1.38%) SAP
8 2 (1.38%) Tableau
9 1 (0.69%) Pega
9 1 (0.69%) SOTI
9 1 (0.69%) Xamarin