Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 221 207 215
Rank change year-on-year -14 +8 -92
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 72 146 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.82% 1.38% 1.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.93% 4.63% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 56 135 148
North West median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,400 £30,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £53,050
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 2,459 3,154 4,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 28.16% 29.90% 32.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,971 2,711 3,458
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020. 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 -10 35 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Cheshire +8 15 £47,500 +25.83% 4
Lancashire -5 9 £35,000 - 1
Cumbria - 7 - - 1
Merseyside +11 6 £35,500 -23.24% 2
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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 72 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (55.56%) SQL
3 37 (51.39%) .NET
4 36 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (48.61%) C#
6 29 (40.28%) Microsoft
7 27 (37.50%) ASP.NET
8 23 (31.94%) MVC
8 23 (31.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (30.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 22 (30.56%) .NET Framework
10 21 (29.17%) jQuery
11 20 (27.78%) Degree
11 20 (27.78%) XML
12 19 (26.39%) Web Services
12 19 (26.39%) Visual Studio
12 19 (26.39%) Computer Science
12 19 (26.39%) Ajax
13 18 (25.00%) WCF
13 18 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 17 (23.61%) SQL Server 2014
14 17 (23.61%) SQL Server 2016
14 17 (23.61%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
15 16 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
16 15 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
16 15 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (20.83%) Capacity Planning
17 14 (19.44%) Analytical Skills

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 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.78%) IIS
2 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.39%) Alfresco
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.39%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (6.94%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) DHCP
1 2 (2.78%) DNS
1 2 (2.78%) Firewall
1 2 (2.78%) SAN
2 1 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.39%) LAN
2 1 (1.39%) NAS
2 1 (1.39%) SMTP
2 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (31.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (23.61%) SQL Server 2014
3 17 (23.61%) SQL Server 2016
4 16 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (18.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (11.11%) SQL Server 2017
8 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database
8 7 (9.72%) PowerPivot
8 7 (9.72%) RDBMS
8 7 (9.72%) Relational Database
8 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (2.78%) MS Access
11 1 (1.39%) Data Mining
11 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 19 (26.39%) Visual Studio
2 17 (23.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket Server
3 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (11.11%) Marketing
2 6 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.78%) Automotive
3 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.78%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 50 (69.44%) Developer
2 18 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 16 (22.22%) DBA
4 15 (20.83%) Administrator
4 15 (20.83%) Software Developer
5 13 (18.06%) Senior Developer
6 12 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 11 (15.28%) .NET Developer
7 11 (15.28%) SQL DBA
8 10 (13.89%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
10 5 (6.94%) SQL Developer
11 4 (5.56%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
12 3 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
12 3 (4.17%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
12 3 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
12 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Developer
13 2 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
13 2 (2.78%) Lead Developer
13 2 (2.78%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (51.39%) .NET
2 27 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 22 (30.56%) .NET Framework
3 22 (30.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 21 (29.17%) jQuery
5 20 (27.78%) XML
6 19 (26.39%) Ajax
6 19 (26.39%) Web Services
7 18 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 18 (25.00%) WCF
8 10 (13.89%) HTML
9 5 (6.94%) AngularJS
9 5 (6.94%) Entity Framework
10 4 (5.56%) CSS
10 4 (5.56%) HTML5
10 4 (5.56%) RESTful
11 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (4.17%) Node.js
12 2 (2.78%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.89%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.94%) Windows
1 5 (6.94%) Windows Server
1 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.17%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.78%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.39%) Android
5 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.39%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (1.39%) Linux
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.94%) MVC
3 19 (26.39%) Computer Science
4 16 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (20.83%) Capacity Planning
5 15 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (11.11%) High Availability
6 8 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (11.11%) Scrum
6 8 (11.11%) SDLC
7 7 (9.72%) CRM
7 7 (9.72%) Data Analysis
7 7 (9.72%) Data Modelling
8 6 (8.33%) Web Development
9 5 (6.94%) Migration
9 5 (6.94%) OO
10 4 (5.56%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 40 (55.56%) SQL
2 35 (48.61%) C#
3 6 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.17%) TypeScript
5 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.39%) Ruby
6 1 (1.39%) VBScript
6 1 (1.39%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 20 (27.78%) Degree
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) CCNA
4 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.39%) MCSA
5 1 (1.39%) MCTS
5 1 (1.39%) NCDA
5 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.39%) SCCM
1 1 (1.39%) SCOM
1 1 (1.39%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 29 (40.28%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.89%) VMware
3 8 (11.11%) Oracle
4 4 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (1.39%) Citrix
5 1 (1.39%) McAfee
5 1 (1.39%) NetApp
5 1 (1.39%) SAP
5 1 (1.39%) Xamarin