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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 84 62 40
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -22
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3175 4246 5627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.16% 4.07% 5.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.41% 12.86% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2854 3758 5084
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,222 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
30498 33025 33024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 30.39% 31.69% 32.29%
Number of salaries quoted 26143 28141 28996
Average salary £45,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 -20 1207 £50,000 - 129
South East -48 568 £42,500 +2.40% 72
North West -7 331 £37,500 +7.14% 48
East of England -12 277 £45,000 +4.65% 20
West Midlands +13 247 £37,500 - 26
Yorkshire -32 245 £37,500 - 29
South West -38 172 £40,000 +6.66% 41
East Midlands -30 127 £40,000 - 20
North East +26 40 £35,000 -12.50% 14
Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 6539 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4023 (61.52%) SQL
3 3408 (52.12%) .NET
4 2997 (45.83%) Microsoft
5 2980 (45.57%) C#
6 2354 (36.00%) ASP.NET
7 2155 (32.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 2077 (31.76%) T-SQL
9 2065 (31.58%) Windows
10 2064 (31.56%) SQL Server 2005
11 1851 (28.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1799 (27.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1737 (26.56%) JavaScript
14 1673 (25.58%) HTML
15 1642 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
16 1589 (24.30%) MVC
17 1526 (23.34%) CSS
18 1482 (22.66%) MS Excel
19 1481 (22.65%) Finance
20 1247 (19.07%) .NET Framework
21 1234 (18.87%) jQuery
22 1168 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
23 1092 (16.70%) Visual Studio
24 1074 (16.42%) WCF
25 1073 (16.41%) ASP.NET MVC
26 1011 (15.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 970 (14.83%) Windows Server 2008
28 903 (13.81%) XML
29 894 (13.67%) SharePoint
30 887 (13.56%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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
1 894 (13.67%) SharePoint
2 769 (11.76%) IIS
3 490 (7.49%) MS Exchange
4 371 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 331 (5.06%) SharePoint 2010
6 268 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 233 (3.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 194 (2.97%) BizTalk Server
9 126 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 120 (1.84%) CMS
11 105 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
12 94 (1.44%) Lync
13 79 (1.21%) Apache
14 76 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
15 50 (0.76%) JBoss
16 48 (0.73%) Tomcat
17 45 (0.69%) SAS
18 41 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
18 41 (0.63%) Node.js
19 40 (0.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1482 (22.66%) MS Excel
2 430 (6.58%) MS Office
3 77 (1.18%) PowerPivot
4 57 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 49 (0.75%) InfoPath
6 35 (0.54%) MS Project
7 25 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
8 8 (0.12%) SPSS
9 6 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.076%) Mingle
11 4 (0.061%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.046%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.046%) FastStats
13 2 (0.031%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.015%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 245 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 45 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 40 (0.61%) Markit EDM
5 31 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 16 (0.24%) Magento
7 15 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
8 14 (0.21%) Towers Watson Igloo
9 13 (0.20%) Google Analytics
10 10 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
11 7 (0.11%) Changepoint
11 7 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 7 (0.11%) SalesLogix
12 6 (0.092%) Dynamics GP
12 6 (0.092%) PeopleSoft HRMS
13 5 (0.076%) ReMetrica
13 5 (0.076%) SunGard GMI
13 5 (0.076%) SAP Business One
14 4 (0.061%) GoldMine
14 4 (0.061%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 234 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 107 (1.64%) SaaS
3 93 (1.42%) Office 365
4 66 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
5 27 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.28%) PaaS
7 13 (0.20%) IaaS
8 10 (0.15%) GitHub
9 2 (0.031%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.015%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.015%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.015%) Taleo
10 1 (0.015%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.015%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.015%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.015%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 335 (5.12%) SAN
2 302 (4.62%) Firewall
3 275 (4.21%) DNS
4 236 (3.61%) TCP/IP
5 209 (3.20%) DHCP
6 171 (2.62%) Internet
7 145 (2.22%) WAN
8 139 (2.13%) LAN
9 132 (2.02%) VPN
10 101 (1.54%) Intranet
11 90 (1.38%) NAS
12 85 (1.30%) HTTP
13 52 (0.80%) SMTP
14 47 (0.72%) Extranet
15 44 (0.67%) SSL
16 43 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
17 35 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
18 34 (0.52%) VLAN
19 30 (0.46%) NetScaler
20 29 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6539 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2155 (32.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 2064 (31.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1851 (28.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1799 (27.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1011 (15.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 887 (13.56%) Data Warehouse
8 467 (7.14%) Relational Database
9 384 (5.87%) SQL Server 2000
10 266 (4.07%) Oracle Database
11 241 (3.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 237 (3.62%) OLAP
13 199 (3.04%) MySQL
14 175 (2.68%) RDBMS
15 173 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
16 156 (2.39%) Big Data
17 126 (1.93%) Crystal Reports
18 124 (1.90%) DTS
19 115 (1.76%) QlikView
20 101 (1.54%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1092 (16.70%) Visual Studio
2 697 (10.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 279 (4.27%) NUnit
4 190 (2.91%) Subversion
5 165 (2.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 126 (1.93%) Git (software)
7 120 (1.84%) TeamCity
8 111 (1.70%) Moq
9 83 (1.27%) MSTest
9 83 (1.27%) ReSharper
10 79 (1.21%) JIRA
11 72 (1.10%) CruiseControl
11 72 (1.10%) SpecFlow
12 69 (1.06%) Rhino Mocks
13 56 (0.86%) Selenium
14 40 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 40 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
15 37 (0.57%) MSBuild
16 25 (0.38%) Cucumber
16 25 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1481 (22.65%) Finance
2 313 (4.79%) Banking
3 283 (4.33%) Marketing
4 262 (4.01%) Retail
5 119 (1.82%) Advertising
6 110 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 96 (1.47%) Investment Banking
8 89 (1.36%) Law
9 87 (1.33%) Front Office
10 86 (1.32%) Legal
11 76 (1.16%) Back Office
12 53 (0.81%) Manufacturing
13 50 (0.76%) Games
14 42 (0.64%) Financial Institution
15 33 (0.50%) Automotive
16 32 (0.49%) Billing
17 12 (0.18%) Publishing
18 11 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
19 9 (0.14%) Local Government
20 8 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3659 (55.96%) Developer
2 1298 (19.85%) .NET Developer
3 899 (13.75%) C# Developer
4 898 (13.73%) DBA
5 776 (11.87%) SQL DBA
6 728 (11.13%) Analyst
7 687 (10.51%) C# .NET Developer
8 641 (9.80%) Senior Developer
9 599 (9.16%) SQL Developer
10 449 (6.87%) SQL Server DBA
11 408 (6.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 393 (6.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 393 (6.01%) Administrator
13 377 (5.77%) ASP.NET Developer
14 368 (5.63%) Software Developer
15 238 (3.64%) Senior .NET Developer
16 230 (3.52%) Web Developer
17 224 (3.43%) Applications Support
18 212 (3.24%) Junior
19 204 (3.12%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3408 (52.12%) .NET
2 2354 (36.00%) ASP.NET
3 1673 (25.58%) HTML
4 1526 (23.34%) CSS
5 1247 (19.07%) .NET Framework
6 1234 (18.87%) jQuery
7 1074 (16.42%) WCF
8 1073 (16.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 903 (13.81%) XML
10 859 (13.14%) Web Services
11 700 (10.71%) Ajax
12 688 (10.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 540 (8.26%) HTML5
14 509 (7.78%) LINQ
15 358 (5.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 313 (4.79%) WPF
17 291 (4.45%) CSS3
18 254 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 248 (3.79%) AngularJS
19 248 (3.79%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 547 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 491 (7.51%) Clustering
3 333 (5.09%) Replication
4 215 (3.29%) Computer Science
5 170 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
6 139 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 131 (2.00%) N-Tier
8 114 (1.74%) Blackberry
9 112 (1.71%) Data Integration
10 110 (1.68%) User Experience
11 87 (1.33%) Visualisation
12 85 (1.30%) Statistics
13 69 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
14 64 (0.98%) Client/Server
15 61 (0.93%) Mobile App
16 57 (0.87%) Data Structures
17 56 (0.86%) Hedge funds
18 51 (0.78%) NHS
19 46 (0.70%) Mathematics
20 41 (0.63%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2065 (31.58%) Windows
2 970 (14.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 556 (8.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 528 (8.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 340 (5.20%) Linux
6 218 (3.33%) Windows 7
7 166 (2.54%) UNIX
8 131 (2.00%) Android
9 91 (1.39%) Windows XP
10 74 (1.13%) Windows 8
11 70 (1.07%) Apple iOS
12 55 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 49 (0.75%) Windows 2000
14 39 (0.60%) Solaris
15 36 (0.55%) Windows Phone
16 31 (0.47%) Windows Vista
17 29 (0.44%) CentOS
18 27 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
19 12 (0.18%) AIX
20 11 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1642 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1589 (24.30%) MVC
3 1168 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
4 674 (10.31%) ETL
5 667 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
6 644 (9.85%) TDD
7 618 (9.45%) Scrum
8 585 (8.95%) OO
9 456 (6.97%) CRM
10 400 (6.12%) ITIL
11 358 (5.47%) Software Engineering
12 350 (5.35%) Unit Testing
13 320 (4.89%) Mentoring
14 319 (4.88%) Web Development
15 307 (4.69%) E-Commerce
16 302 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
17 264 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
18 258 (3.95%) OOD
19 245 (3.75%) Workflow
20 241 (3.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4023 (61.52%) SQL
2 2980 (45.57%) C#
3 2077 (31.76%) T-SQL
4 1737 (26.56%) JavaScript
5 607 (9.28%) VB.NET
6 345 (5.28%) VB
7 289 (4.42%) PowerShell
8 246 (3.76%) Java
9 205 (3.14%) VBA
10 138 (2.11%) PL/SQL
11 130 (1.99%) VB6
12 89 (1.36%) VBScript
13 78 (1.19%) Python
14 75 (1.15%) PHP
15 71 (1.09%) Ruby
16 63 (0.96%) Perl
17 59 (0.90%) C++
18 46 (0.70%) ActionScript
19 44 (0.67%) C
20 37 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 726 (11.10%) Degree
2 583 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 219 (3.35%) Security Cleared
4 168 (2.57%) MCSE
5 159 (2.43%) SC Cleared
6 157 (2.40%) MCITP
7 124 (1.90%) MCTS
8 123 (1.88%) MCP
9 104 (1.59%) MCSA
10 92 (1.41%) MCSD
11 91 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
12 61 (0.93%) CCNA
13 60 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 54 (0.83%) MCDBA
15 42 (0.64%) MCAD
16 37 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
16 37 (0.57%) DV Cleared
17 28 (0.43%) ISTQB
18 25 (0.38%) CCA
18 25 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (3.32%) QA
2 184 (2.81%) SLA
3 27 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 18 (0.28%) ISO 8583
6 15 (0.23%) HL7
7 7 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.092%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.076%) GAMP
10 3 (0.046%) COBIT
11 2 (0.031%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.031%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.031%) GPG13
11 2 (0.031%) FISMA
11 2 (0.031%) DICOM
12 1 (0.015%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.015%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.015%) EMIR
12 1 (0.015%) MiFID
System Software
1 701 (10.72%) Active Directory
2 423 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 254 (3.88%) Hyper-V
4 223 (3.41%) vSphere
5 156 (2.39%) XenApp
6 118 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
7 103 (1.58%) VMware ESX
8 79 (1.21%) XenDesktop
9 55 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
10 36 (0.55%) vCloud
11 31 (0.47%) Terminal Services
12 25 (0.38%) XenServer
13 23 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 22 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
15 17 (0.26%) Apache Flume
15 17 (0.26%) HDFS
16 12 (0.18%) ISA Server
17 9 (0.14%) Oracle Clusterware
18 8 (0.12%) UAG
18 8 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 182 (2.78%) SCCM
2 147 (2.25%) SCOM
3 76 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 73 (1.12%) Backup Exec
5 63 (0.96%) NetBackup
6 45 (0.69%) Data Guard
7 41 (0.63%) Opsview
8 33 (0.50%) Nagios
9 29 (0.44%) SCVMM
10 27 (0.41%) SCOrch
11 24 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
12 21 (0.32%) WSUS
13 19 (0.29%) Puppet
14 15 (0.23%) ARCserve
15 13 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
15 13 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
16 12 (0.18%) Plesk
16 12 (0.18%) cPanel
16 12 (0.18%) Webmin
16 12 (0.18%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 2997 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 708 (10.83%) VMware
3 561 (8.58%) Oracle
4 357 (5.46%) Citrix
5 289 (4.42%) Cisco
6 187 (2.86%) HP
7 139 (2.13%) Business Objects
8 137 (2.10%) NetApp
9 113 (1.73%) Symantec
10 105 (1.61%) SAP
11 101 (1.54%) Dell
12 99 (1.51%) Cognos
13 94 (1.44%) Telerik
14 90 (1.38%) Red Hat
15 67 (1.02%) CommVault
16 66 (1.01%) IBM
17 62 (0.95%) Informatica
18 61 (0.93%) CheckPoint
19 58 (0.89%) Tableau
20 48 (0.73%) Veritas
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: MARKET RATE
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Flexible depending on experience +package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus+ benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £41553 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: paying to £48k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Talent Crew
Salary: £44000 - £56650 per annum + Exceptional benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: 25k to 26k per year GBP
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: From £35,300 to £46,500 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago