Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 103 59
Rank change year-on-year -84 -44 -9
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 203 360 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.54% 2.89% 4.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.77% 8.39% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 187 316 507
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £52,600 £57,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +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 4255 4293 4503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.35% 34.45% 34.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3609 3717 3866
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -68 129 £40,000 -3.61% 4
Cheshire -53 38 £40,000 +5.26% 2
Lancashire +7 29 £35,000 -12.50%
Merseyside -5 7 £40,000 +9.59%
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 203 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 128 (63.05%) SQL
3 116 (57.14%) .NET
4 108 (53.20%) C#
5 94 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (44.83%) Microsoft
7 88 (43.35%) ASP.NET
8 82 (40.39%) T-SQL
9 75 (36.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 63 (31.03%) MVC
11 59 (29.06%) Visual Studio
11 59 (29.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 58 (28.57%) .NET Framework
13 51 (25.12%) Business Intelligence
14 50 (24.63%) ASP.NET MVC
15 48 (23.65%) jQuery
16 44 (21.67%) Finance
17 40 (19.70%) Degree
18 38 (18.72%) SQL Server 2005
18 38 (18.72%) SQL Server 2012
19 37 (18.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 37 (18.23%) ETL
19 37 (18.23%) XML
19 37 (18.23%) Windows
20 36 (17.73%) Web Services
21 35 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
22 33 (16.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 30 (14.78%) SQL Server 2016
23 30 (14.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
23 30 (14.78%) Microsoft Azure

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 13 (6.40%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (5.91%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.42%) CMS
4 7 (3.45%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.46%) IIS
6 4 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.48%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.49%) EPiServer
Applications
1 10 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.96%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (2.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.97%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (1.48%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 30 (14.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.48%) Office 365
4 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.91%) SAN
2 4 (1.97%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.48%) DHCP
3 3 (1.48%) DNS
3 3 (1.48%) Firewall
4 2 (0.99%) Network Security
4 2 (0.99%) SMS
4 2 (0.99%) VoIP
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.49%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 75 (36.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 59 (29.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (18.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 38 (18.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 37 (18.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 30 (14.78%) SQL Server 2016
7 25 (12.32%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (8.87%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (4.93%) Relational Database
10 8 (3.94%) NoSQL
10 8 (3.94%) Power BI
11 7 (3.45%) MySQL
11 7 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (2.96%) DTS
13 5 (2.46%) DB2
14 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (1.97%) QlikView
15 3 (1.48%) MongoDB
15 3 (1.48%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 59 (29.06%) Visual Studio
2 35 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (5.42%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.97%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.97%) NUnit
5 3 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.48%) Moq
6 2 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.99%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.49%) Maven
7 1 (0.49%) MSTest
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 44 (21.67%) Finance
2 15 (7.39%) Legal
2 15 (7.39%) Retail
3 10 (4.93%) Advertising
4 5 (2.46%) Automotive
4 5 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.97%) Games
6 3 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.48%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 134 (66.01%) Developer
2 51 (25.12%) SQL Developer
3 50 (24.63%) .NET Developer
4 41 (20.20%) C# Developer
5 32 (15.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 26 (12.81%) SQL Server Developer
6 26 (12.81%) T-SQL Developer
7 24 (11.82%) Senior Developer
7 24 (11.82%) Technical Leader
8 23 (11.33%) DBA
9 19 (9.36%) SQL DBA
10 12 (5.91%) Analyst
10 12 (5.91%) ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (4.93%) SQL Analyst
11 10 (4.93%) SSIS Developer
11 10 (4.93%) SSRS Developer
12 9 (4.43%) Applications Support
12 9 (4.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 9 (4.43%) SQL Support Analyst
12 9 (4.43%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (57.14%) .NET
2 88 (43.35%) ASP.NET
3 58 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 50 (24.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 48 (23.65%) jQuery
6 37 (18.23%) XML
7 36 (17.73%) Web Services
8 33 (16.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 30 (14.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 26 (12.81%) WCF
11 24 (11.82%) Ajax
12 22 (10.84%) CSS
13 16 (7.88%) HTML
14 15 (7.39%) Entity Framework
15 12 (5.91%) ASP.NET Web API
16 10 (4.93%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 8 (3.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 8 (3.94%) HTML5
17 8 (3.94%) REST
17 8 (3.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (12.32%) Computer Science
3 17 (8.37%) Clustering
4 8 (3.94%) FMCG
5 4 (1.97%) Fintech
5 4 (1.97%) Replication
6 3 (1.48%) iPad
7 2 (0.99%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.99%) EPoS
7 2 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.99%) User Experience
8 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.49%) NHS
8 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.49%) Social Network
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.23%) Windows
2 21 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (9.85%) Windows Server
4 18 (8.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (5.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.96%) Linux
7 4 (1.97%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.48%) Unix
9 1 (0.49%) AIX
9 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (31.03%) MVC
3 51 (25.12%) Business Intelligence
4 37 (18.23%) ETL
5 24 (11.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (9.36%) Project Management
7 17 (8.37%) Performance Tuning
7 17 (8.37%) Web Development
8 16 (7.88%) High Availability
8 16 (7.88%) ITIL
9 14 (6.90%) SQL Optimisation
10 13 (6.40%) Scrum
11 10 (4.93%) SOLID
12 8 (3.94%) Incident Management
13 7 (3.45%) Visualisation
14 6 (2.96%) Business Continuity
14 6 (2.96%) Data Analysis
14 6 (2.96%) Migration
14 6 (2.96%) Software Engineering
14 6 (2.96%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 128 (63.05%) SQL
2 108 (53.20%) C#
3 82 (40.39%) T-SQL
4 28 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.94%) VBA
6 6 (2.96%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.46%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.99%) VB
8 2 (0.99%) VB6
8 2 (0.99%) VBScript
9 1 (0.49%) C
9 1 (0.49%) C++
9 1 (0.49%) PHP
9 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.49%) Python
9 1 (0.49%) Ruby
9 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (19.70%) Degree
2 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.48%) NVQ Level 4
4 2 (0.99%) MCSA
5 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.49%) MCITP
5 1 (0.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.94%) SLA
2 7 (3.45%) QA
3 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.49%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 16 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.42%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.49%) Docker
3 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.49%) KVM
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.49%) XenApp
3 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (1.97%) Perfmon
2 2 (0.99%) Ansible
2 2 (0.99%) Kibana
3 1 (0.49%) Oozie
3 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 91 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.37%) Cognos
2 17 (8.37%) VMware
3 7 (3.45%) IBM
3 7 (3.45%) Oracle
4 6 (2.96%) Cisco
5 3 (1.48%) Dell
5 3 (1.48%) EqualLogic
5 3 (1.48%) Panasonic
6 2 (0.99%) Citrix
6 2 (0.99%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.99%) Tableau
7 1 (0.49%) HP
7 1 (0.49%) McAfee
7 1 (0.49%) NetApp
7 1 (0.49%) SAP
7 1 (0.49%) Symantec