Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > North West
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 265 231 148
Rank change year-on-year -34 -83 -54
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 73 139 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.69% 1.14% 2.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.59% 3.57% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 56 124 256
North West median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,375 £22,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £51,250 £51,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 2,822 3,890 4,550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.67% 31.89% 34.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,167 3,366 3,872
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 August 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 17 August 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 -38 34 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Cheshire +24 21 £47,500 +5.56% 3
Merseyside -16 10 £37,500 +57.89%
Lancashire -21 9 £35,000 - 1
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 73 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (63.01%) SQL
3 32 (43.84%) .NET
4 29 (39.73%) Microsoft
5 27 (36.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (32.88%) ASP.NET
8 23 (31.51%) C#
8 23 (31.51%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (30.14%) T-SQL
10 21 (28.77%) XML
10 21 (28.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (26.03%) MVC
11 19 (26.03%) Degree
11 19 (26.03%) Visual Studio
11 19 (26.03%) Web Services
11 19 (26.03%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (24.66%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (24.66%) jQuery
13 16 (21.92%) Computer Science
13 16 (21.92%) Microsoft Azure
13 16 (21.92%) SQL Server 2016
13 16 (21.92%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 16 (21.92%) Self-Motivation
14 15 (20.55%) Ajax
14 15 (20.55%) Windows
14 15 (20.55%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (20.55%) SQL Server 2014
14 15 (20.55%) WCF
14 15 (20.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 5 (6.85%) IIS
2 3 (4.11%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.96%) Power Platform
3 4 (5.48%) SaaS
4 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.74%) Office 365
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) DHCP
1 4 (5.48%) DNS
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.37%) Firewall
2 1 (1.37%) HTTP
2 1 (1.37%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.37%) LAN
2 1 (1.37%) NAS
2 1 (1.37%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.37%) SAN
2 1 (1.37%) SSL
2 1 (1.37%) VLAN
2 1 (1.37%) VPN
2 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (36.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (28.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (21.92%) SQL Server 2016
5 15 (20.55%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (20.55%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (20.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (17.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (10.96%) Power BI
7 8 (10.96%) Relational Database
8 4 (5.48%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (4.11%) PowerPivot
10 2 (2.74%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (2.74%) MS Access
10 2 (2.74%) MySQL
10 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (1.37%) OLAP
11 1 (1.37%) Pentaho
11 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (26.03%) Team Foundation Server
1 19 (26.03%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (13.70%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.48%) Retail
3 3 (4.11%) Automotive
4 1 (1.37%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (61.64%) Developer
2 20 (27.40%) Senior Developer
3 16 (21.92%) C# Developer
3 16 (21.92%) Senior C# Developer
3 16 (21.92%) SQL Developer
4 14 (19.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 10 (13.70%) SQL Server Developer
6 8 (10.96%) SQL BI Developer
7 7 (9.59%) T-SQL Developer
8 6 (8.22%) DBA
8 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (8.22%) SQL DBA
9 5 (6.85%) Azure Developer
10 4 (5.48%) Architect
10 4 (5.48%) Data Architect
10 4 (5.48%) SQL Server BI Developer
11 3 (4.11%) .NET Developer
11 3 (4.11%) Administrator
11 3 (4.11%) Report Developer
11 3 (4.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (43.84%) .NET
2 24 (32.88%) ASP.NET
3 21 (28.77%) XML
4 19 (26.03%) Web Services
5 18 (24.66%) ASP.NET MVC
5 18 (24.66%) jQuery
6 16 (21.92%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 15 (20.55%) Ajax
7 15 (20.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 15 (20.55%) WCF
8 8 (10.96%) HTML
9 7 (9.59%) .NET Framework
10 5 (6.85%) CSS
11 4 (5.48%) AngularJS
12 3 (4.11%) .NET Core
12 3 (4.11%) HTML5
12 3 (4.11%) React
13 2 (2.74%) RESTful
14 1 (1.37%) JSON
14 1 (1.37%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.92%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (10.96%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (8.22%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.22%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.85%) Data Structures
5 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.74%) Clustering
7 1 (1.37%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.55%) Windows
2 9 (12.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.11%) Windows 10
4 3 (4.11%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.74%) Linux
5 2 (2.74%) Unix
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.51%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (26.03%) MVC
4 16 (21.92%) Computer Science
5 15 (20.55%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (15.07%) Data Analysis
7 8 (10.96%) Data Modelling
7 8 (10.96%) Decision-Making
7 8 (10.96%) ETL
7 8 (10.96%) Migration
7 8 (10.96%) Scrum
8 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (8.22%) SDLC
9 5 (6.85%) Data Ingestion
9 5 (6.85%) High Availability
9 5 (6.85%) Project Management
10 4 (5.48%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.48%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.48%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 46 (63.01%) SQL
2 23 (31.51%) C#
3 22 (30.14%) T-SQL
4 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.85%) Java
6 1 (1.37%) AWK
6 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.37%) Ruby
6 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.37%) VBA
6 1 (1.37%) VBScript
6 1 (1.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (26.03%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) MCSA
2 1 (1.37%) MCSE
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.74%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.37%) vSphere
3 1 (1.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 29 (39.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.85%) Cisco
3 4 (5.48%) VMware
4 3 (4.11%) Cognos
4 3 (4.11%) Tableau
5 2 (2.74%) Citrix
5 2 (2.74%) Dell
5 2 (2.74%) HP
5 2 (2.74%) IBM
6 1 (1.37%) Juniper
6 1 (1.37%) NetApp
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle
6 1 (1.37%) RedGate
6 1 (1.37%) SAP
6 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.37%) Symantec
6 1 (1.37%) Veeam
6 1 (1.37%) Veritas