Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > North West
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 130 67
Rank change year-on-year -130 -63 -16
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 117 298 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.91% 2.43% 3.93%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.67% 6.98% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 105 266 387
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £28,800
90th Percentile £51,250 £53,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 4,383 4,271 3,570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.97% 34.88% 31.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3,733 3,682 3,104
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £56,250
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 25 April 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 25 April 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 -104 75 £40,000 - 14
Cheshire -60 15 £40,000 - 3
Merseyside +12 13 £26,888 -32.78% 9
Lancashire -16 9 £33,000 -12.00% 6
Cumbria - 5 £22,500 -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 117 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 75 (64.10%) SQL
3 62 (52.99%) .NET
4 58 (49.57%) Microsoft
5 48 (41.03%) C#
6 47 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (37.61%) Windows
8 37 (31.62%) ASP.NET
8 37 (31.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 36 (30.77%) MVC
10 32 (27.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 29 (24.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 26 (22.22%) Finance
12 26 (22.22%) T-SQL
13 24 (20.51%) Visual Studio
13 24 (20.51%) .NET Framework
14 23 (19.66%) SQL Server 2005
14 23 (19.66%) Windows Server
15 22 (18.80%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (18.80%) ASP.NET MVC
16 21 (17.95%) jQuery
17 20 (17.09%) Business Intelligence
17 20 (17.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 20 (17.09%) Web Development
18 19 (16.24%) Team Foundation Server
18 19 (16.24%) Web Services
19 18 (15.38%) CSS
19 18 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
19 18 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
20 17 (14.53%) JavaScript

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 10 (8.55%) IIS
2 6 (5.13%) CMS
3 5 (4.27%) WordPress
4 3 (2.56%) Apache
4 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (2.56%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.85%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.85%) JBoss
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (9.40%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.56%) IaaS
3 3 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.13%) SAN
2 4 (3.42%) Firewall
2 4 (3.42%) FTP
2 4 (3.42%) SMTP
3 3 (2.56%) Skype
3 3 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.85%) LAN
4 1 (0.85%) Network Security
4 1 (0.85%) PABX
4 1 (0.85%) VoIP
4 1 (0.85%) VSAN
4 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (31.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 32 (27.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (24.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (19.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (17.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (11.97%) SQL Server 2016
9 13 (11.11%) Relational Database
10 11 (9.40%) Oracle Database
10 11 (9.40%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (8.55%) MS Access
11 10 (8.55%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (6.84%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (5.13%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (5.13%) QlikView
13 6 (5.13%) RDBMS
14 5 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (4.27%) Power BI
15 4 (3.42%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (20.51%) Visual Studio
2 19 (16.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.71%) NUnit
3 2 (1.71%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.71%) Selenium
4 1 (0.85%) MSTest
4 1 (0.85%) NSubstitute
4 1 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (22.22%) Finance
2 9 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.13%) Legal
3 6 (5.13%) Retail
4 5 (4.27%) Advertising
5 2 (1.71%) Banking
5 2 (1.71%) Games
6 1 (0.85%) Law
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 67 (57.26%) Developer
2 27 (23.08%) .NET Developer
3 21 (17.95%) Analyst
4 15 (12.82%) C# Developer
5 12 (10.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (10.26%) DBA
5 12 (10.26%) Senior Developer
6 11 (9.40%) SQL DBA
7 10 (8.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 10 (8.55%) SQL Developer
8 8 (6.84%) Applications Support
8 8 (6.84%) Applications Support Analyst
8 8 (6.84%) Support Analyst
9 7 (5.98%) Administrator
9 7 (5.98%) Data Analyst
9 7 (5.98%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.27%) Database Developer
10 5 (4.27%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
10 5 (4.27%) Senior Support Analyst
10 5 (4.27%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (52.99%) .NET
2 37 (31.62%) ASP.NET
3 24 (20.51%) .NET Framework
4 22 (18.80%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (17.95%) jQuery
6 19 (16.24%) Web Services
7 18 (15.38%) CSS
8 14 (11.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 13 (11.11%) XML
10 12 (10.26%) Ajax
10 12 (10.26%) WCF
11 11 (9.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 10 (8.55%) HTML
13 7 (5.98%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (4.27%) AngularJS
14 5 (4.27%) WPF
15 4 (3.42%) LINQ
16 3 (2.56%) HTML5
17 2 (1.71%) Entity Framework
17 2 (1.71%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 12 (10.26%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (8.55%) Management Information System
5 6 (5.13%) Clustering
6 2 (1.71%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.71%) Replication
7 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.85%) Fintech
7 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 44 (37.61%) Windows
2 23 (19.66%) Windows Server
3 16 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (11.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (8.55%) Linux
6 8 (6.84%) Windows 10
6 8 (6.84%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.56%) Solaris
8 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.71%) Unix
10 1 (0.85%) CentOS
10 1 (0.85%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (30.77%) MVC
3 22 (18.80%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (17.09%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (17.09%) Web Development
5 14 (11.97%) ITIL
6 9 (7.69%) ETL
7 8 (6.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (5.98%) Case Management
8 7 (5.98%) Multithreading
8 7 (5.98%) Scrum
8 7 (5.98%) SDLC
9 6 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (5.13%) Data Extraction
9 6 (5.13%) Mathematics
9 6 (5.13%) Migration
9 6 (5.13%) Software Engineering
9 6 (5.13%) SOLID
9 6 (5.13%) Waterfall
10 5 (4.27%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 75 (64.10%) SQL
2 48 (41.03%) C#
3 26 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 17 (14.53%) JavaScript
5 13 (11.11%) VBA
6 10 (8.55%) PowerShell
7 8 (6.84%) Java
8 5 (4.27%) Python
9 3 (2.56%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.56%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.71%) VBScript
11 1 (0.85%) Perl
11 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (14.53%) Degree
2 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.27%) MCP
4 4 (3.42%) MCSA
5 3 (2.56%) HNC
6 2 (1.71%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.85%) CCNA
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.85%) MCSE
7 1 (0.85%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.84%) QA
2 5 (4.27%) SLA
3 4 (3.42%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (8.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.85%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.85%) vSphere
4 1 (0.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) SCCM
1 3 (2.56%) SCVMM
1 3 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.85%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.85%) SCOM
3 1 (0.85%) vRealize
3 1 (0.85%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 1 (0.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 58 (49.57%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.11%) Oracle
3 5 (4.27%) Avaya
3 5 (4.27%) Tableau
4 3 (2.56%) Cognos
4 3 (2.56%) VMware
5 2 (1.71%) Capita
5 2 (1.71%) RedGate
5 2 (1.71%) SAP
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco
6 1 (0.85%) Dell
6 1 (0.85%) HP
6 1 (0.85%) NetApp
6 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.85%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.85%) Sophos
6 1 (0.85%) Veeam
6 1 (0.85%) Xamarin