The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 80 57 41
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -16
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3412 4334 5919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.20% 4.31% 5.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.60% 13.38% 17.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3068 3871 5486
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
SQL Server 2008
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
32176 32394 33679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 30.16% 32.21% 31.78%
Number of salaries quoted 27430 28332 29897
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in England

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in England

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in England

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the England region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in England

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the England region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -17 1315 £50,000 - 123
South East -53 549 £43,500 +6.09% 77
North West -3 362 £37,500 +7.14% 54
Yorkshire -34 281 £38,500 +10.00% 44
West Midlands +3 280 £37,500 - 38
East of England -10 265 £43,250 +10.89% 23
South West -9 219 £38,000 +7.80% 53
East Midlands -42 114 £42,500 +11.84% 12
North East +4 48 £33,500 -14.10% 8
Midlands +5 1 £24,000 -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008.

1 7049 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4238 (60.12%) SQL
3 3759 (53.33%) .NET
4 3338 (47.35%) C#
5 3005 (42.63%) Microsoft
6 2523 (35.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 2473 (35.08%) ASP.NET
8 2452 (34.79%) T-SQL
9 2204 (31.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2204 (31.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 2181 (30.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1954 (27.72%) Windows
12 1907 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
13 1818 (25.79%) JavaScript
14 1767 (25.07%) HTML
15 1702 (24.15%) MVC
16 1603 (22.74%) MS Excel
17 1551 (22.00%) CSS
18 1442 (20.46%) .NET Framework
19 1409 (19.99%) Finance
20 1362 (19.32%) Business Intelligence
21 1333 (18.91%) jQuery
22 1238 (17.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 1224 (17.36%) WCF
24 1153 (16.36%) Visual Studio
25 1113 (15.79%) XML
26 1079 (15.31%) ASP.NET MVC
27 1059 (15.02%) Data Warehouse
28 1019 (14.46%) Web Services
29 924 (13.11%) SharePoint

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 924 (13.11%) SharePoint
2 664 (9.42%) IIS
3 470 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 328 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 276 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 225 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 216 (3.06%) SharePoint 2013
8 176 (2.50%) CMS
9 132 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
10 121 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
11 105 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
12 104 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
13 66 (0.94%) Tomcat
14 59 (0.84%) Umbraco
15 54 (0.77%) Lync
16 51 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
17 50 (0.71%) SAS
18 49 (0.70%) WebSphere
18 49 (0.70%) Apache
19 38 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1603 (22.74%) MS Excel
2 401 (5.69%) MS Office
3 111 (1.57%) PowerPivot
4 46 (0.65%) InfoPath
5 38 (0.54%) Photoshop
6 24 (0.34%) MS Visio
7 21 (0.30%) SPSS
7 21 (0.30%) Fireworks
8 19 (0.27%) MS Project
9 18 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
10 13 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.085%) Mingle
12 3 (0.043%) FastStats
12 3 (0.043%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.014%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 141 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 37 (0.52%) Markit EDM
4 32 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
5 28 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 21 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 19 (0.27%) Sophis RISQUE
8 15 (0.21%) Magento
9 14 (0.20%) SAP Business One
10 12 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 12 (0.17%) SalesLogix
11 9 (0.13%) Agresso
11 9 (0.13%) Visualfiles
12 8 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
13 7 (0.099%) Towers Watson Igloo
14 5 (0.071%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 5 (0.071%) SAP Retail
14 5 (0.071%) SAP R/3
15 4 (0.057%) Dynamics GP
15 4 (0.057%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 199 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (0.91%) SaaS
4 59 (0.84%) Office 365
5 47 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (0.28%) IaaS
7 18 (0.26%) PaaS
8 11 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.071%) Force.com
10 5 (0.071%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.071%) GitHub
11 4 (0.057%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.057%) Rackspace Cloud
12 3 (0.043%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.014%) Trello
13 1 (0.014%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 370 (5.25%) SAN
2 249 (3.53%) DNS
3 242 (3.43%) Internet
4 227 (3.22%) TCP/IP
5 211 (2.99%) Firewall
6 187 (2.65%) Intranet
7 163 (2.31%) DHCP
8 151 (2.14%) LAN
9 133 (1.89%) WAN
10 117 (1.66%) VPN
11 95 (1.35%) NAS
12 73 (1.04%) FTP
13 62 (0.88%) Extranet
14 60 (0.85%) HTTP
15 53 (0.75%) VoIP
16 49 (0.70%) SSL
17 47 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
18 33 (0.47%) SMTP
19 32 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
20 25 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7049 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2523 (35.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 2204 (31.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2204 (31.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 2181 (30.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1238 (17.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1059 (15.02%) Data Warehouse
7 554 (7.86%) Relational Database
8 433 (6.14%) SQL Server 2000
9 391 (5.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 329 (4.67%) OLAP
11 299 (4.24%) Oracle Database
12 186 (2.64%) MySQL
13 176 (2.50%) DTS
14 174 (2.47%) Crystal Reports
15 166 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
16 164 (2.33%) RDBMS
17 137 (1.94%) OLAP Cube
18 136 (1.93%) QlikView
19 123 (1.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1153 (16.36%) Visual Studio
2 768 (10.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 303 (4.30%) Subversion
4 294 (4.17%) NUnit
5 185 (2.62%) Git (software)
6 174 (2.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 132 (1.87%) Moq
8 121 (1.72%) TeamCity
9 89 (1.26%) MSTest
10 84 (1.19%) SpecFlow
10 84 (1.19%) CruiseControl
11 72 (1.02%) Rhino Mocks
12 66 (0.94%) MSBuild
13 65 (0.92%) Selenium
14 64 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 45 (0.64%) Cucumber
16 44 (0.62%) ReSharper
17 39 (0.55%) Jenkins
18 35 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
19 33 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 1409 (19.99%) Finance
2 303 (4.30%) Banking
3 266 (3.77%) Retail
4 258 (3.66%) Marketing
5 149 (2.11%) Law
6 144 (2.04%) Advertising
7 139 (1.97%) Legal
8 117 (1.66%) Telecoms
9 106 (1.50%) Investment Banking
10 93 (1.32%) Front Office
11 76 (1.08%) Back Office
12 68 (0.96%) Games
13 46 (0.65%) Manufacturing
14 43 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 38 (0.54%) Publishing
16 33 (0.47%) Billing
17 31 (0.44%) Automotive
18 28 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
19 12 (0.17%) Aerospace
20 11 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4254 (60.35%) Developer
2 1372 (19.46%) .NET Developer
3 1098 (15.58%) C# Developer
4 924 (13.11%) DBA
5 812 (11.52%) Analyst
6 786 (11.15%) SQL DBA
7 784 (11.12%) SQL Developer
8 778 (11.04%) Senior Developer
9 754 (10.70%) C# .NET Developer
10 479 (6.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 468 (6.64%) Software Developer
12 448 (6.36%) Administrator
13 406 (5.76%) SQL Server DBA
14 385 (5.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 377 (5.35%) ASP.NET Developer
16 351 (4.98%) Web Developer
17 281 (3.99%) SQL Server Developer
17 281 (3.99%) Senior .NET Developer
18 251 (3.56%) Applications Support
19 248 (3.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3759 (53.33%) .NET
2 2473 (35.08%) ASP.NET
3 1767 (25.07%) HTML
4 1551 (22.00%) CSS
5 1442 (20.46%) .NET Framework
6 1333 (18.91%) jQuery
7 1224 (17.36%) WCF
8 1113 (15.79%) XML
9 1079 (15.31%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1019 (14.46%) Web Services
11 695 (9.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 659 (9.35%) Ajax
13 575 (8.16%) HTML5
14 480 (6.81%) WPF
15 437 (6.20%) LINQ
16 431 (6.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 357 (5.06%) SOAP
18 352 (4.99%) WinForms
19 318 (4.51%) CSS3
20 281 (3.99%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 654 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 440 (6.24%) Clustering
3 374 (5.31%) Computer Science
4 344 (4.88%) Replication
5 210 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 153 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 126 (1.79%) N-Tier
8 121 (1.72%) Data Integration
9 103 (1.46%) User Experience
10 102 (1.45%) Client/Server
11 95 (1.35%) Hedge funds
12 91 (1.29%) Mobile App
13 88 (1.25%) Data Structures
14 84 (1.19%) Visualisation
15 81 (1.15%) Blackberry
16 71 (1.01%) Mathematics
17 66 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
18 56 (0.79%) Data Extraction
19 55 (0.78%) Social Media
20 48 (0.68%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1954 (27.72%) Windows
2 911 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 616 (8.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 416 (5.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 281 (3.99%) Linux
6 231 (3.28%) Windows 7
7 115 (1.63%) Windows XP
8 112 (1.59%) Android
9 99 (1.40%) UNIX
10 91 (1.29%) Windows 8
11 69 (0.98%) Apple iOS
12 61 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 33 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
14 31 (0.44%) CentOS
15 27 (0.38%) Solaris
16 26 (0.37%) Windows Vista
17 19 (0.27%) Windows 2000
18 16 (0.23%) Mac OS X
18 16 (0.23%) Windows Phone
19 11 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1907 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
2 1702 (24.15%) MVC
3 1362 (19.32%) Business Intelligence
4 839 (11.90%) ETL
5 782 (11.09%) TDD
6 751 (10.65%) OO
7 740 (10.50%) Performance Tuning
8 722 (10.24%) Scrum
9 451 (6.40%) E-Commerce
10 446 (6.33%) Web Development
11 421 (5.97%) Unit Testing
12 419 (5.94%) Software Engineering
13 372 (5.28%) ITIL
14 366 (5.19%) Data Modelling
15 350 (4.97%) Mentoring
16 340 (4.82%) CRM
17 283 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
18 279 (3.96%) OOD
19 253 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
20 235 (3.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4238 (60.12%) SQL
2 3338 (47.35%) C#
3 2452 (34.79%) T-SQL
4 1818 (25.79%) JavaScript
5 674 (9.56%) VB.NET
6 375 (5.32%) VB
7 313 (4.44%) Java
8 299 (4.24%) PowerShell
9 253 (3.59%) VBA
10 152 (2.16%) VB6
11 140 (1.99%) PL/SQL
12 133 (1.89%) VBScript
13 104 (1.48%) PHP
14 91 (1.29%) XPath
15 76 (1.08%) C++
16 62 (0.88%) Perl
17 58 (0.82%) C
18 55 (0.78%) Ruby
19 46 (0.65%) Python
20 36 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 767 (10.88%) Degree
2 526 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 160 (2.27%) MCSE
4 145 (2.06%) Security Cleared
5 127 (1.80%) MCITP
6 121 (1.72%) MCTS
7 90 (1.28%) MCP
8 77 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 68 (0.96%) MCSA
10 67 (0.95%) SC Cleared
11 58 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
12 48 (0.68%) MCSD
12 48 (0.68%) CCNA
13 47 (0.67%) MCDBA
14 31 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
15 29 (0.41%) ISEB
15 29 (0.41%) CCA
16 25 (0.35%) CCNP
17 24 (0.34%) MCAD
18 21 (0.30%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (2.95%) SLA
2 186 (2.64%) QA
3 21 (0.30%) WCAG
3 21 (0.30%) WAI
4 17 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.18%) GAMP
7 12 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.11%) ISO 8583
10 4 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.057%) HL7
11 2 (0.028%) Basel III
11 2 (0.028%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.028%) GPG13
12 1 (0.014%) Section 508
12 1 (0.014%) COBIT
12 1 (0.014%) DICOM
12 1 (0.014%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.014%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 666 (9.45%) Active Directory
2 384 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 206 (2.92%) Hyper-V
4 161 (2.28%) vSphere
5 132 (1.87%) XenApp
5 132 (1.87%) VMware ESX
6 63 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
7 55 (0.78%) XenDesktop
8 53 (0.75%) XenServer
9 27 (0.38%) vCloud
10 23 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
11 21 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
12 20 (0.28%) Terminal Services
13 14 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 14 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 13 (0.18%) Terminal Server
15 11 (0.16%) DFS Replication
16 10 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
16 10 (0.14%) HDFS
16 10 (0.14%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 131 (1.86%) SCCM
2 80 (1.13%) SCOM
3 48 (0.68%) NetBackup
4 44 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 39 (0.55%) Backup Exec
6 31 (0.44%) WSUS
7 25 (0.35%) Data Guard
7 25 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 23 (0.33%) Nagios
9 22 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 21 (0.30%) Puppet
11 19 (0.27%) MOM
12 17 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
12 17 (0.24%) SCVMM
13 15 (0.21%) SCOrch
14 14 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
15 13 (0.18%) HP SIM
16 12 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
17 10 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 10 (0.14%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 3005 (42.63%) Microsoft
2 676 (9.59%) Oracle
3 606 (8.60%) VMware
4 303 (4.30%) Citrix
5 245 (3.48%) Cisco
6 216 (3.06%) HP
7 154 (2.18%) Business Objects
8 152 (2.16%) NetApp
9 142 (2.01%) IBM
10 123 (1.74%) Dell
11 113 (1.60%) SAP
11 113 (1.60%) Cognos
12 111 (1.57%) Telerik
13 79 (1.12%) Symantec
14 66 (0.94%) CommVault
15 62 (0.88%) EMC
16 61 (0.87%) EPiServer
17 52 (0.74%) Facebook
17 52 (0.74%) Tableau
18 51 (0.72%) AppSense
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