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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 119 76 57
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -19
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2487 3590 4468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.62% 3.67% 4.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.24% 11.85% 14.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2170 3269 3987
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,625 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -
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
30167 30308 31880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 31.74% 30.96% 32.95%
Number of salaries quoted 25913 26216 27134
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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 -36 1010 £53,500 +7.00% 112
South East -44 451 £45,000 +8.43% 49
North West -10 232 £37,500 -0.28% 43
Yorkshire -12 213 £37,500 -2.59% 31
South West -12 194 £40,000 - 26
East of England -60 162 £45,000 - 24
East Midlands -10 116 £40,000 - 10
West Midlands -94 104 £41,000 +9.33% 12
North East -18 20 £40,000 +15.10% 3
Midlands +26 13 £55,000 +29.41%
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5275 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3547 (67.24%) SQL
3 2350 (44.55%) Microsoft
4 2324 (44.06%) .NET
5 2110 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2108 (39.96%) C#
7 2029 (38.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1828 (34.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1787 (33.88%) T-SQL
10 1502 (28.47%) ASP.NET
11 1486 (28.17%) Windows
12 1451 (27.51%) Agile Software Development
13 1272 (24.11%) JavaScript
13 1272 (24.11%) Finance
14 1214 (23.01%) MS Excel
15 1161 (22.01%) SQL Server 2005
16 1119 (21.21%) MVC
17 1108 (21.00%) Business Intelligence
18 1100 (20.85%) HTML
19 1001 (18.98%) CSS
20 978 (18.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 846 (16.04%) Data Warehouse
22 793 (15.03%) .NET Framework
23 781 (14.81%) Windows Server
24 779 (14.77%) jQuery
25 765 (14.50%) XML
26 738 (13.99%) ETL
27 708 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
28 699 (13.25%) Visual Studio
29 668 (12.66%) IIS

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 668 (12.66%) IIS
2 551 (10.45%) SharePoint
3 372 (7.05%) MS Exchange
4 299 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 207 (3.92%) CMS
6 181 (3.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 159 (3.01%) SharePoint 2013
8 119 (2.26%) Skype for Business
9 110 (2.09%) BizTalk Server
10 85 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
11 84 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
12 76 (1.44%) SharePoint Server
13 69 (1.31%) Apache
14 66 (1.25%) Tomcat
15 54 (1.02%) Umbraco
16 48 (0.91%) WebSphere
17 43 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
18 39 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
19 30 (0.57%) Kentico
20 27 (0.51%) JBoss
Applications
1 1214 (23.01%) MS Excel
2 286 (5.42%) MS Office
3 30 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.36%) MS Project
6 16 (0.30%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.15%) SPSS
8 7 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.057%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.057%) InDesign
11 2 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.019%) EViews
12 1 (0.019%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 149 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.64%) Markit EDM
3 32 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 26 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 21 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 17 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
7 14 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
8 12 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
9 10 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.17%) SAP Business One
11 8 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
12 7 (0.13%) Endur
13 5 (0.095%) Line 500
13 5 (0.095%) SAP HCM
14 4 (0.076%) Magento
14 4 (0.076%) Oracle Payables
14 4 (0.076%) SAP ERP
14 4 (0.076%) Unit4 Business World
15 3 (0.057%) FastStats
15 3 (0.057%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 263 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 108 (2.05%) Office 365
4 65 (1.23%) SaaS
5 27 (0.51%) PaaS
6 26 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (0.36%) IaaS
8 18 (0.34%) Mimecast
9 11 (0.21%) Bluemix
10 4 (0.076%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.076%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.076%) Yammer
11 3 (0.057%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.057%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.057%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.038%) Force.com
12 2 (0.038%) GitHub
12 2 (0.038%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.038%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.038%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 297 (5.63%) SAN
2 251 (4.76%) DNS
3 233 (4.42%) Firewall
4 173 (3.28%) DHCP
5 133 (2.52%) Internet
6 130 (2.46%) TCP/IP
7 119 (2.26%) VPN
8 101 (1.91%) LAN
9 91 (1.73%) WAN
10 87 (1.65%) HTTP
11 73 (1.38%) NAS
12 69 (1.31%) iSCSI
13 62 (1.18%) VoIP
14 61 (1.16%) Intranet
15 54 (1.02%) VLAN
16 53 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
17 47 (0.89%) SSL
18 46 (0.87%) SMTP
19 31 (0.59%) FTP
19 31 (0.59%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5275 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2110 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2029 (38.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1828 (34.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1161 (22.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 978 (18.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 846 (16.04%) Data Warehouse
8 636 (12.06%) SQL Server 2014
9 509 (9.65%) Relational Database
10 306 (5.80%) SQL Server 2000
11 224 (4.25%) RDBMS
12 217 (4.11%) OLAP
13 205 (3.89%) Oracle Database
14 203 (3.85%) MySQL
15 185 (3.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 146 (2.77%) Oracle Database 11g
17 139 (2.64%) BusinessObjects
18 117 (2.22%) NoSQL
19 105 (1.99%) Big Data
20 102 (1.93%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 699 (13.25%) Visual Studio
2 656 (12.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 175 (3.32%) Subversion
4 156 (2.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 154 (2.92%) Git (software)
6 148 (2.81%) NUnit
7 95 (1.80%) JIRA
8 73 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 72 (1.36%) Moq
10 61 (1.16%) Mercurial
10 61 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
11 46 (0.87%) ReSharper
12 45 (0.85%) ERwin
13 44 (0.83%) MSTest
14 43 (0.82%) MSBuild
14 43 (0.82%) TeamCity
15 39 (0.74%) SpecFlow
16 24 (0.45%) Bitbucket
16 24 (0.45%) CruiseControl
17 22 (0.42%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1272 (24.11%) Finance
2 382 (7.24%) Banking
3 259 (4.91%) Retail
4 225 (4.27%) Marketing
5 148 (2.81%) Legal
6 138 (2.62%) Law
7 128 (2.43%) Investment Banking
8 111 (2.10%) Telecoms
9 65 (1.23%) Financial Institution
10 56 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 51 (0.97%) Back Office
12 42 (0.80%) Front Office
13 36 (0.68%) Advertising
14 30 (0.57%) Publishing
15 29 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
16 28 (0.53%) French Language
17 26 (0.49%) Automotive
18 25 (0.47%) Electronics
19 20 (0.38%) Games
20 18 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2785 (52.80%) Developer
2 1159 (21.97%) .NET Developer
3 1018 (19.30%) SQL Developer
4 952 (18.05%) C# Developer
5 923 (17.50%) DBA
6 846 (16.04%) SQL DBA
7 752 (14.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 514 (9.74%) Analyst
9 512 (9.71%) ASP.NET Developer
10 465 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 463 (8.78%) Administrator
12 460 (8.72%) SQL Server DBA
13 445 (8.44%) Senior Developer
14 433 (8.21%) SQL Server Developer
15 420 (7.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 295 (5.59%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 250 (4.74%) Software Developer
18 245 (4.64%) SQL BI Developer
19 227 (4.30%) Consultant
20 206 (3.91%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2324 (44.06%) .NET
2 1502 (28.47%) ASP.NET
3 1100 (20.85%) HTML
4 1001 (18.98%) CSS
5 793 (15.03%) .NET Framework
6 779 (14.77%) jQuery
7 765 (14.50%) XML
8 654 (12.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 536 (10.16%) WCF
10 482 (9.14%) Web Services
11 480 (9.10%) Ajax
12 452 (8.57%) Entity Framework
13 291 (5.52%) HTML5
14 248 (4.70%) AngularJS
15 240 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 233 (4.42%) LINQ
17 188 (3.56%) WPF
18 169 (3.20%) CSS3
19 167 (3.17%) MDX
20 161 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 450 (8.53%) Clustering
2 444 (8.42%) Replication
3 403 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
4 256 (4.85%) Computer Science
5 123 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 116 (2.20%) Mathematics
7 111 (2.10%) Data Integration
8 100 (1.90%) Mobile App
9 96 (1.82%) Data Centre
10 69 (1.31%) N-Tier
11 67 (1.27%) User Experience
12 64 (1.21%) Statistics
13 60 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
14 58 (1.10%) Client/Server
14 58 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
15 54 (1.02%) NHS
16 46 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
17 44 (0.83%) Driving Licence
18 37 (0.70%) Equities
19 36 (0.68%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1486 (28.17%) Windows
2 781 (14.81%) Windows Server
3 708 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 424 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 302 (5.73%) Linux
6 224 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 190 (3.60%) Windows 7
8 100 (1.90%) Unix
9 71 (1.35%) Windows 8
10 63 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 53 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 45 (0.85%) Android
13 39 (0.74%) Windows XP
14 25 (0.47%) Mac OS X
15 21 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
16 20 (0.38%) CentOS
16 20 (0.38%) Windows 10
17 17 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
17 17 (0.32%) Windows Vista
18 15 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1451 (27.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1119 (21.21%) MVC
3 1108 (21.00%) Business Intelligence
4 738 (13.99%) ETL
5 513 (9.73%) Performance Tuning
6 423 (8.02%) ITIL
7 372 (7.05%) SDLC
8 358 (6.79%) TDD
9 340 (6.45%) OO
10 332 (6.29%) High Availability
11 319 (6.05%) CRM
12 317 (6.01%) Scrum
13 302 (5.73%) Data Modelling
14 301 (5.71%) Mentoring
15 269 (5.10%) Waterfall
16 256 (4.85%) Migration
17 248 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
18 235 (4.45%) Software Engineering
18 235 (4.45%) Unit Testing
19 223 (4.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3547 (67.24%) SQL
2 2108 (39.96%) C#
3 1787 (33.88%) T-SQL
4 1272 (24.11%) JavaScript
5 383 (7.26%) VB.NET
6 348 (6.60%) PowerShell
7 244 (4.63%) VB
8 193 (3.66%) Java
9 146 (2.77%) VBA
10 138 (2.62%) PHP
11 91 (1.73%) VBScript
12 74 (1.40%) C
13 71 (1.35%) PL/SQL
14 66 (1.25%) VB6
15 48 (0.91%) Perl
16 43 (0.82%) R
17 42 (0.80%) Python
18 38 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 33 (0.63%) XPath
20 32 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 590 (11.18%) Degree
2 478 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 213 (4.04%) MCSE
4 165 (3.13%) MCITP
5 119 (2.26%) MCSA
6 106 (2.01%) MCP
7 78 (1.48%) Security Cleared
8 73 (1.38%) MCTS
9 67 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
10 64 (1.21%) MCDBA
11 61 (1.16%) CCNA
12 55 (1.04%) MCSD
13 31 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
14 29 (0.55%) ISTQB
14 29 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 28 (0.53%) ISEB
16 24 (0.45%) A+ Certification
17 23 (0.44%) SC Cleared
18 17 (0.32%) MCAD
19 16 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (4.78%) QA
2 178 (3.37%) Data Quality
3 128 (2.43%) SLA
4 35 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.23%) Solvency II
6 11 (0.21%) HL7
7 8 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.11%) ISO22301
9 5 (0.095%) COBIT
9 5 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.057%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.038%) GAMP
11 2 (0.038%) WCAG
12 1 (0.019%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.019%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.019%) EMIR
12 1 (0.019%) FISMA
12 1 (0.019%) GxP
12 1 (0.019%) SEPA
System Software
1 571 (10.82%) Active Directory
2 251 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 179 (3.39%) Hyper-V
4 116 (2.20%) XenApp
5 101 (1.91%) vSphere
6 63 (1.19%) VMware ESX
7 55 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (0.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 34 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
10 31 (0.59%) Terminal Services
11 22 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
12 21 (0.40%) UAG
13 13 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
15 8 (0.15%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.11%) Firmware
16 6 (0.11%) VirtualBox
16 6 (0.11%) XenDesktop
17 5 (0.095%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 123 (2.33%) SCCM
2 86 (1.63%) Backup Exec
3 83 (1.57%) SCOM
4 64 (1.21%) WSUS
5 38 (0.72%) Tivoli
6 36 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
7 29 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
8 26 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 26 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
9 24 (0.45%) LiteSpeed
9 24 (0.45%) Perfmon
10 23 (0.44%) Data Guard
11 22 (0.42%) AirWatch
12 21 (0.40%) Nagios
13 12 (0.23%) Opsview
13 12 (0.23%) SCOrch
14 11 (0.21%) HP SIM
14 11 (0.21%) Puppet
14 11 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 9 (0.17%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 2350 (44.55%) Microsoft
2 427 (8.09%) VMware
3 422 (8.00%) Oracle
4 220 (4.17%) Citrix
5 211 (4.00%) Cisco
6 164 (3.11%) HP
7 126 (2.39%) IBM
8 106 (2.01%) SAP
9 104 (1.97%) NetApp
10 97 (1.84%) Informatica
11 89 (1.69%) Symantec
12 87 (1.65%) Cognos
13 72 (1.36%) Dell
14 69 (1.31%) Tableau
15 67 (1.27%) Telerik
16 63 (1.19%) Red Hat
17 61 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
18 56 (1.06%) Red Gate
19 47 (0.89%) Siebel
20 45 (0.85%) Trillium
West London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Life assurance an
Posted: 3 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Large Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Large Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Langley James
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Langley James
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Car finance 247
Salary: Competitive salary dependent upon experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 30% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 30% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Streamline Connections
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + 10% Pension + c.25% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Rotherham, Yorkshire
Vantage Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago