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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 97 68 49
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -19
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2839 4212 4858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.88% 3.81% 4.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.10% 12.08% 15.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2488 3776 4333
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
31208 34869 32221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 31.71% 31.56% 31.48%
Number of salaries quoted 26657 30219 28270
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -23 1177 £50,000 - 99
South East -33 552 £42,000 -0.59% 67
North West -20 248 £38,450 +9.85% 44
East of England -43 213 £45,000 +5.88% 19
Yorkshire -24 192 £37,500 - 33
West Midlands -6 174 £40,000 +14.28% 35
South West -22 156 £38,250 +2.00% 19
East Midlands -32 114 £45,000 +15.38% 13
North East +2 29 £34,000 -9.33% 4
Midlands - 7 £55,000 -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6055 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3737 (61.72%) SQL
3 3092 (51.07%) .NET
4 2800 (46.24%) Microsoft
5 2721 (44.94%) C#
6 2132 (35.21%) ASP.NET
7 2079 (34.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 1947 (32.16%) T-SQL
9 1890 (31.21%) Windows
10 1854 (30.62%) SQL Server 2005
11 1759 (29.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1718 (28.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1644 (27.15%) JavaScript
14 1518 (25.07%) HTML
14 1518 (25.07%) MVC
15 1423 (23.50%) Agile Software Development
16 1414 (23.35%) CSS
17 1399 (23.10%) Finance
18 1379 (22.77%) MS Excel
19 1158 (19.12%) jQuery
20 1156 (19.09%) .NET Framework
21 1063 (17.56%) Business Intelligence
22 972 (16.05%) ASP.NET MVC
23 971 (16.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 967 (15.97%) Visual Studio
25 913 (15.08%) WCF
26 898 (14.83%) Windows Server 2008
27 799 (13.20%) SharePoint
28 794 (13.11%) XML
29 774 (12.78%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 799 (13.20%) SharePoint
2 719 (11.87%) IIS
3 455 (7.51%) MS Exchange
4 351 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 292 (4.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 233 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 226 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 221 (3.65%) BizTalk Server
9 136 (2.25%) CMS
10 118 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
10 118 (1.95%) Lync
11 89 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
12 78 (1.29%) Apache
13 69 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
14 44 (0.73%) Tomcat
15 43 (0.71%) JBoss
16 42 (0.69%) Umbraco
17 41 (0.68%) Node.js
18 40 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 40 (0.66%) SAS
Applications
1 1379 (22.77%) MS Excel
2 376 (6.21%) MS Office
3 54 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 44 (0.73%) PowerPivot
5 22 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 21 (0.35%) InfoPath
6 21 (0.35%) MS Project
7 8 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.099%) Fireworks
8 6 (0.099%) SPSS
9 4 (0.066%) GNU Octave
10 3 (0.050%) ProjectWise
10 3 (0.050%) Mingle
11 2 (0.033%) Stata
11 2 (0.033%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 233 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 25 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 15 (0.25%) Markit EDM
6 14 (0.23%) Changepoint
7 12 (0.20%) Northgate Housing
7 12 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 11 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
9 10 (0.17%) SAP Business One
10 9 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 9 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
11 7 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
12 5 (0.083%) Towers Watson Igloo
12 5 (0.083%) SunGard GMI
13 4 (0.066%) Sophis RISQUE
13 4 (0.066%) Eikon
14 3 (0.050%) Magento
14 3 (0.050%) ReMetrica
14 3 (0.050%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 241 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 129 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 123 (2.03%) SaaS
4 79 (1.30%) Office 365
5 23 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.21%) Google Analytics
7 11 (0.18%) PaaS
7 11 (0.18%) Mimecast
8 10 (0.17%) GitHub
8 10 (0.17%) IaaS
9 8 (0.13%) CodePlex
10 6 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.099%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.050%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.050%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.033%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.033%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.017%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.017%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.017%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 299 (4.94%) SAN
2 292 (4.82%) DNS
3 260 (4.29%) Firewall
4 206 (3.40%) TCP/IP
5 205 (3.39%) DHCP
6 150 (2.48%) Internet
7 134 (2.21%) VPN
8 114 (1.88%) WAN
9 110 (1.82%) LAN
10 90 (1.49%) HTTP
11 80 (1.32%) NAS
12 79 (1.30%) Intranet
13 76 (1.26%) SMTP
14 52 (0.86%) VLAN
15 45 (0.74%) SSL
16 36 (0.59%) NetScaler
16 36 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
17 35 (0.58%) Wireless
18 34 (0.56%) VoIP
19 32 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6055 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2079 (34.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 1854 (30.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 1759 (29.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1718 (28.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 971 (16.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 774 (12.78%) Data Warehouse
8 416 (6.87%) Relational Database
9 362 (5.98%) SQL Server 2000
10 242 (4.00%) Oracle Database
11 214 (3.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 187 (3.09%) OLAP
13 178 (2.94%) MySQL
14 176 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
15 148 (2.44%) Big Data
16 144 (2.38%) RDBMS
17 134 (2.21%) Crystal Reports
18 131 (2.16%) DTS
19 103 (1.70%) QlikView
20 70 (1.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 967 (15.97%) Visual Studio
2 618 (10.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 229 (3.78%) NUnit
4 171 (2.82%) Subversion
5 140 (2.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 123 (2.03%) TeamCity
7 120 (1.98%) Git (software)
8 87 (1.44%) Moq
9 77 (1.27%) JIRA
10 69 (1.14%) CruiseControl
10 69 (1.14%) MSTest
11 67 (1.11%) ReSharper
12 65 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 50 (0.83%) Rhino Mocks
14 49 (0.81%) Selenium
15 46 (0.76%) SpecFlow
16 45 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
17 43 (0.71%) MSBuild
18 25 (0.41%) Jenkins
19 21 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1399 (23.10%) Finance
2 315 (5.20%) Banking
3 242 (4.00%) Retail
4 223 (3.68%) Marketing
5 107 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 104 (1.72%) Legal
7 85 (1.40%) Investment Banking
7 85 (1.40%) Front Office
8 77 (1.27%) Advertising
9 70 (1.16%) Law
10 62 (1.02%) Games
11 61 (1.01%) Back Office
12 48 (0.79%) Manufacturing
13 43 (0.71%) Financial Institution
14 31 (0.51%) Automotive
15 29 (0.48%) Publishing
16 23 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
17 22 (0.36%) Billing
18 13 (0.21%) Local Government
19 11 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3362 (55.52%) Developer
2 1205 (19.90%) .NET Developer
3 923 (15.24%) DBA
4 791 (13.06%) SQL DBA
5 786 (12.98%) C# Developer
6 632 (10.44%) C# .NET Developer
7 607 (10.02%) Analyst
8 588 (9.71%) Senior Developer
9 513 (8.47%) SQL Developer
10 446 (7.37%) SQL Server DBA
11 411 (6.79%) Administrator
12 384 (6.34%) Software Developer
12 384 (6.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 357 (5.90%) ASP.NET Developer
14 337 (5.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 230 (3.80%) Senior .NET Developer
16 204 (3.37%) Web Developer
17 194 (3.20%) Applications Support
18 187 (3.09%) Consultant
19 180 (2.97%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3092 (51.07%) .NET
2 2132 (35.21%) ASP.NET
3 1518 (25.07%) HTML
4 1414 (23.35%) CSS
5 1158 (19.12%) jQuery
6 1156 (19.09%) .NET Framework
7 972 (16.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 913 (15.08%) WCF
9 794 (13.11%) XML
10 746 (12.32%) Web Services
11 669 (11.05%) Entity Framework
12 622 (10.27%) Ajax
13 482 (7.96%) HTML5
14 452 (7.46%) LINQ
15 289 (4.77%) CSS3
16 268 (4.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 268 (4.43%) AngularJS
17 227 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 222 (3.67%) WPF
19 213 (3.52%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 519 (8.57%) Clustering
2 457 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 372 (6.14%) Replication
4 233 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 140 (2.31%) Data Centre
6 134 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 119 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
8 98 (1.62%) User Experience
9 90 (1.49%) Data Integration
10 89 (1.47%) Statistics
11 88 (1.45%) N-Tier
12 84 (1.39%) Blackberry
13 75 (1.24%) Visualisation
14 74 (1.22%) Mobile App
15 66 (1.09%) Client/Server
16 62 (1.02%) Hedge funds
17 56 (0.92%) NHS
18 52 (0.86%) Mathematics
19 46 (0.76%) Derivative
20 41 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1890 (31.21%) Windows
2 898 (14.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 510 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 466 (7.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 308 (5.09%) Linux
6 200 (3.30%) Windows 7
7 163 (2.69%) UNIX
8 110 (1.82%) Android
9 93 (1.54%) Windows XP
10 60 (0.99%) Windows 8
11 56 (0.92%) Apple iOS
12 46 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 46 (0.76%) Windows 2000
13 29 (0.48%) Windows Phone
14 27 (0.45%) CentOS
15 25 (0.41%) Solaris
16 21 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
17 19 (0.31%) Windows Vista
18 17 (0.28%) Ubuntu
19 11 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1518 (25.07%) MVC
2 1423 (23.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1063 (17.56%) Business Intelligence
4 703 (11.61%) Performance Tuning
5 580 (9.58%) ETL
6 508 (8.39%) Scrum
7 505 (8.34%) OO
8 501 (8.27%) TDD
9 388 (6.41%) CRM
10 355 (5.86%) ITIL
11 326 (5.38%) Unit Testing
12 324 (5.35%) SDLC
13 290 (4.79%) Web Development
14 288 (4.76%) Mentoring
15 287 (4.74%) Software Engineering
16 278 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
17 261 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
18 240 (3.96%) Project Management
19 235 (3.88%) Migration
19 235 (3.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3737 (61.72%) SQL
2 2721 (44.94%) C#
3 1947 (32.16%) T-SQL
4 1644 (27.15%) JavaScript
5 532 (8.79%) VB.NET
6 327 (5.40%) PowerShell
7 270 (4.46%) VB
8 269 (4.44%) Java
9 139 (2.30%) VBA
10 111 (1.83%) PL/SQL
11 108 (1.78%) VB6
12 91 (1.50%) VBScript
12 91 (1.50%) Perl
13 90 (1.49%) PHP
14 82 (1.35%) Ruby
15 78 (1.29%) Python
16 67 (1.11%) ActionScript
17 64 (1.06%) C++
18 53 (0.88%) ActionScript 2.0
19 49 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 663 (10.95%) Degree
2 557 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 178 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 161 (2.66%) MCITP
5 159 (2.63%) MCSE
6 147 (2.43%) SC Cleared
7 108 (1.78%) MCP
8 105 (1.73%) MCTS
9 96 (1.59%) MCSA
10 88 (1.45%) MCSD
11 86 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
12 65 (1.07%) CCNA
13 54 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 45 (0.74%) DV Cleared
15 44 (0.73%) MCAD
16 42 (0.69%) HND
17 39 (0.64%) MCDBA
18 32 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
19 25 (0.41%) MCPD
20 23 (0.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (3.62%) QA
2 190 (3.14%) SLA
3 29 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.30%) HL7
6 15 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.21%) ISO 8583
8 6 (0.099%) GAMP
9 5 (0.083%) SNOMED CT
10 3 (0.050%) COBIT
10 3 (0.050%) TickIT
11 2 (0.033%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.017%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.017%) EMIR
12 1 (0.017%) MiFID
System Software
1 654 (10.80%) Active Directory
2 373 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 234 (3.86%) vSphere
4 221 (3.65%) Hyper-V
5 138 (2.28%) XenApp
6 118 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
7 117 (1.93%) VMware ESX
8 74 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
9 69 (1.14%) XenDesktop
10 39 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
11 32 (0.53%) Terminal Services
12 30 (0.50%) vCloud
13 21 (0.35%) UAG
14 17 (0.28%) XenServer
15 15 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 13 (0.21%) ISA Server
17 12 (0.20%) BitLocker
18 11 (0.18%) Firmware
19 9 (0.15%) Oracle Clusterware
20 8 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 170 (2.81%) SCCM
2 128 (2.11%) SCOM
3 61 (1.01%) Data Guard
3 61 (1.01%) Backup Exec
4 54 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 47 (0.78%) NetBackup
6 32 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
7 31 (0.51%) Opsview
8 25 (0.41%) WSUS
8 25 (0.41%) Nagios
9 18 (0.30%) Puppet
10 16 (0.26%) SCVMM
11 15 (0.25%) SCOrch
12 14 (0.23%) AirWatch
13 12 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
13 12 (0.20%) cPanel
13 12 (0.20%) Webmin
13 12 (0.20%) Plesk
13 12 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
14 11 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 2800 (46.24%) Microsoft
2 642 (10.60%) VMware
3 498 (8.22%) Oracle
4 317 (5.24%) Citrix
5 236 (3.90%) Cisco
6 161 (2.66%) HP
7 117 (1.93%) Business Objects
8 109 (1.80%) Dell
9 108 (1.78%) SAP
10 99 (1.64%) Cognos
11 96 (1.59%) Symantec
12 95 (1.57%) NetApp
13 81 (1.34%) Red Hat
14 73 (1.21%) Tableau
15 66 (1.09%) IBM
16 61 (1.01%) Sybase
17 54 (0.89%) Telerik
18 53 (0.88%) CommVault
18 53 (0.88%) Informatica
19 48 (0.79%) EMC
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 47 minutes ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 49 minutes ago
Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 56 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £85000 per annum + 15% bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 40000 plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Yorkshire
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
CPS Group UK
Salary: Competitive package up to £75k Including homeworking and car
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Posted: 17 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
networx
Salary: From £21,103 to £23,262 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday