The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 39 29 26
Rank change year-on-year -10 -3  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 4 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.44% 3.79% 1.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.55% 8.62% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 2
Median salary £27,250 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.87% -3.03%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £40,000 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £40,000 £48,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

SQL Server 2008 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 88 58 43
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 31.65% 43.94% 39.81%
Number of salaries quoted 71 34 27
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Northern Ireland

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in Northern Ireland

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -12 4 £27,250 -31.87%
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco
4 5 (55.56%) IBM
4 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
4 5 (55.56%) MCSA
4 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
4 5 (55.56%) Citrix
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (55.56%) Sophos
4 5 (55.56%) Forcepoint
4 5 (55.56%) Replication
4 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
4 5 (55.56%) XenApp
4 5 (55.56%) XenServer
4 5 (55.56%) XenDesktop
4 5 (55.56%) Veeam
4 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (55.56%) Office 365
4 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (44.44%) C#
5 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) .NET
6 3 (33.33%) WinForms

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Kentico
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Presales
1 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) MCSA
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (55.56%) XenApp
1 5 (55.56%) XenDesktop
1 5 (55.56%) XenServer
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
2 5 (55.56%) Forcepoint
2 5 (55.56%) IBM
2 5 (55.56%) Sophos
2 5 (55.56%) Veeam
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Adobe
3 1 (11.11%) Apple
3 1 (11.11%) HP