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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 104 80 60
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -20
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2708 3667 4232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.65% 3.35% 4.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.51% 10.71% 13.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2325 3342 3790
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £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 £36,750
% change year-on-year
- +8.84%
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
31815 34246 31908
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 31.09% 31.29% 31.34%
Number of salaries quoted 27095 29505 27820
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 £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 July 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 30 July 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 -33 1086 £50,000 - 112
South East -24 535 £42,500 -3.40% 65
North West -4 272 £40,000 +6.66% 56
Yorkshire -34 190 £40,000 +9.58% 30
East of England -28 188 £45,000 +5.88% 24
West Midlands -16 161 £37,500 +7.14% 27
South West -29 158 £37,500 - 34
East Midlands -20 108 £40,000 - 16
Midlands -1 14 £55,000 +29.41% 1
North East -14 14 £25,000 -23.07% 1
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5815 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3561 (61.24%) SQL
3 2932 (50.42%) .NET
4 2673 (45.97%) Microsoft
5 2585 (44.45%) C#
6 2091 (35.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 1941 (33.38%) ASP.NET
8 1857 (31.93%) T-SQL
9 1757 (30.21%) SQL Server 2005
10 1752 (30.13%) Windows
11 1748 (30.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1643 (28.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1575 (27.09%) JavaScript
14 1426 (24.52%) MVC
15 1421 (24.44%) HTML
16 1402 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
17 1391 (23.92%) Finance
18 1348 (23.18%) MS Excel
19 1319 (22.68%) CSS
20 1105 (19.00%) jQuery
21 1087 (18.69%) .NET Framework
22 978 (16.82%) Business Intelligence
23 947 (16.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 891 (15.32%) Visual Studio
25 851 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
26 840 (14.45%) ASP.NET MVC
27 830 (14.27%) WCF
28 742 (12.76%) Data Warehouse
29 735 (12.64%) SharePoint
30 730 (12.55%) XML

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 735 (12.64%) SharePoint
2 678 (11.66%) IIS
3 438 (7.53%) MS Exchange
4 333 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 252 (4.33%) BizTalk Server
6 251 (4.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 223 (3.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 178 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2007
9 152 (2.61%) CMS
10 124 (2.13%) Lync
11 94 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
11 94 (1.62%) SharePoint Server
12 64 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
13 57 (0.98%) Apache
14 50 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 44 (0.76%) Umbraco
16 36 (0.62%) SAS
17 32 (0.55%) Tomcat
17 32 (0.55%) Node.js
18 28 (0.48%) JBoss
Applications
1 1348 (23.18%) MS Excel
2 353 (6.07%) MS Office
3 34 (0.58%) PowerPivot
3 34 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.22%) SPSS
5 13 (0.22%) FastStats
6 11 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.14%) MS Project
9 6 (0.10%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.069%) GNU Octave
11 3 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.052%) ProjectWise
12 2 (0.034%) Stata
Business Applications
1 227 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 27 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 17 (0.29%) Northgate Housing
5 17 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 14 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 11 (0.19%) Changepoint
7 11 (0.19%) SAP Business One
8 9 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
9 7 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.086%) SunGard GMI
10 5 (0.086%) Markit EDM
11 4 (0.069%) Sophis RISQUE
11 4 (0.069%) Primavera
12 3 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
12 3 (0.052%) HFM
12 3 (0.052%) Eikon
13 2 (0.034%) ION MarketView
13 2 (0.034%) PORTIA
Cloud Services
1 283 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (2.05%) SaaS
3 115 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
4 75 (1.29%) Office 365
5 16 (0.28%) GitHub
5 16 (0.28%) IaaS
6 13 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 11 (0.19%) PaaS
9 10 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.15%) Mimecast
11 8 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
11 8 (0.14%) CodePlex
12 7 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.052%) Taleo
14 2 (0.034%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.034%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.017%) Sage Pay
15 1 (0.017%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 303 (5.21%) DNS
2 257 (4.42%) SAN
3 221 (3.80%) Firewall
4 204 (3.51%) DHCP
5 183 (3.15%) TCP/IP
6 145 (2.49%) Internet
7 123 (2.12%) VPN
8 118 (2.03%) LAN
9 104 (1.79%) WAN
10 94 (1.62%) SMTP
11 87 (1.50%) HTTP
12 84 (1.44%) Intranet
13 68 (1.17%) NAS
14 55 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
15 52 (0.89%) VLAN
16 45 (0.77%) VoIP
17 38 (0.65%) NetScaler
18 36 (0.62%) SSL
19 35 (0.60%) Wireless
20 34 (0.58%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5815 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2091 (35.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 1757 (30.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 1748 (30.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1643 (28.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 947 (16.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 742 (12.76%) Data Warehouse
8 389 (6.69%) SQL Server 2000
9 363 (6.24%) Relational Database
10 242 (4.16%) Oracle Database
11 189 (3.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 173 (2.98%) OLAP
13 163 (2.80%) MySQL
14 160 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
15 139 (2.39%) Big Data
16 128 (2.20%) DTS
17 121 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
18 113 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
19 112 (1.93%) RDBMS
20 89 (1.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 891 (15.32%) Visual Studio
2 638 (10.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 210 (3.61%) NUnit
4 169 (2.91%) Subversion
5 159 (2.73%) Git (software)
6 140 (2.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 105 (1.81%) TeamCity
8 90 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 72 (1.24%) JIRA
10 63 (1.08%) Moq
11 57 (0.98%) MSBuild
12 56 (0.96%) CruiseControl
13 53 (0.91%) ReSharper
14 51 (0.88%) MSTest
15 49 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
15 49 (0.84%) Selenium
16 29 (0.50%) Jenkins
16 29 (0.50%) SpecFlow
16 29 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
17 28 (0.48%) Mercurial
General
1 1391 (23.92%) Finance
2 279 (4.80%) Banking
3 260 (4.47%) Retail
4 189 (3.25%) Marketing
5 132 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 126 (2.17%) Legal
7 91 (1.56%) Law
8 84 (1.44%) Front Office
9 77 (1.32%) Back Office
10 76 (1.31%) Investment Banking
11 71 (1.22%) Advertising
11 71 (1.22%) Games
12 57 (0.98%) Manufacturing
13 49 (0.84%) Publishing
14 45 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
16 24 (0.41%) Automotive
17 20 (0.34%) Local Government
18 16 (0.28%) Electronics
19 14 (0.24%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 3175 (54.60%) Developer
2 1133 (19.48%) .NET Developer
3 940 (16.17%) DBA
4 786 (13.52%) SQL DBA
5 686 (11.80%) C# Developer
6 585 (10.06%) Analyst
7 550 (9.46%) C# .NET Developer
8 546 (9.39%) Senior Developer
9 504 (8.67%) SQL Developer
10 452 (7.77%) SQL Server DBA
11 434 (7.46%) Administrator
12 352 (6.05%) Software Developer
13 323 (5.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 308 (5.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 292 (5.02%) ASP.NET Developer
16 218 (3.75%) Senior .NET Developer
17 200 (3.44%) Support Analyst
18 195 (3.35%) SQL Server Developer
19 185 (3.18%) Applications Support
20 183 (3.15%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2932 (50.42%) .NET
2 1941 (33.38%) ASP.NET
3 1421 (24.44%) HTML
4 1319 (22.68%) CSS
5 1105 (19.00%) jQuery
6 1087 (18.69%) .NET Framework
7 840 (14.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 830 (14.27%) WCF
9 730 (12.55%) XML
10 653 (11.23%) Web Services
11 648 (11.14%) Entity Framework
12 543 (9.34%) Ajax
13 427 (7.34%) HTML5
14 380 (6.53%) LINQ
15 265 (4.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 249 (4.28%) AngularJS
17 247 (4.25%) CSS3
18 209 (3.59%) SOAP
19 197 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web API
20 191 (3.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 535 (9.20%) Clustering
2 431 (7.41%) Replication
3 410 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
4 227 (3.90%) Computer Science
5 166 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 126 (2.17%) Data Centre
7 101 (1.74%) User Experience
8 98 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 93 (1.60%) Mobile App
10 84 (1.44%) Data Integration
11 81 (1.39%) Statistics
12 79 (1.36%) Blackberry
13 77 (1.32%) Hedge funds
14 72 (1.24%) Client/Server
15 71 (1.22%) Visualisation
16 61 (1.05%) NHS
16 61 (1.05%) Mathematics
17 58 (1.00%) N-Tier
18 41 (0.71%) Derivative
19 36 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1752 (30.13%) Windows
2 851 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 488 (8.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 416 (7.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 278 (4.78%) Linux
6 176 (3.03%) Windows 7
7 130 (2.24%) UNIX
8 93 (1.60%) Windows XP
9 88 (1.51%) Android
10 51 (0.88%) Windows 2000
11 50 (0.86%) Apple iOS
12 48 (0.83%) Windows 8
13 39 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (0.36%) Windows Vista
15 18 (0.31%) AIX
16 15 (0.26%) Windows Phone
17 13 (0.22%) Mac OS X
17 13 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
18 11 (0.19%) CentOS
18 11 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1426 (24.52%) MVC
2 1402 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
3 978 (16.82%) Business Intelligence
4 722 (12.42%) Performance Tuning
5 568 (9.77%) ETL
6 491 (8.44%) Scrum
7 474 (8.15%) OO
8 430 (7.39%) TDD
9 373 (6.41%) ITIL
10 365 (6.28%) CRM
11 339 (5.83%) SDLC
12 305 (5.25%) Continuous Integration
13 298 (5.12%) Unit Testing
14 267 (4.59%) Web Development
15 257 (4.42%) Mentoring
16 256 (4.40%) Migration
17 255 (4.39%) Data Modelling
18 250 (4.30%) Project Management
19 246 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
20 245 (4.21%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3561 (61.24%) SQL
2 2585 (44.45%) C#
3 1857 (31.93%) T-SQL
4 1575 (27.09%) JavaScript
5 527 (9.06%) VB.NET
6 373 (6.41%) PowerShell
7 253 (4.35%) VB
8 241 (4.14%) Java
9 110 (1.89%) VBA
10 103 (1.77%) PL/SQL
11 94 (1.62%) VBScript
12 90 (1.55%) Perl
13 88 (1.51%) PHP
14 86 (1.48%) VB6
15 77 (1.32%) ActionScript
16 73 (1.26%) Ruby
17 64 (1.10%) ActionScript 2.0
18 62 (1.07%) C++
19 61 (1.05%) Python
20 53 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 618 (10.63%) Degree
2 523 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 180 (3.10%) MCSE
4 175 (3.01%) MCITP
5 141 (2.42%) Security Cleared
6 126 (2.17%) MCSA
7 111 (1.91%) SC Cleared
8 91 (1.56%) MCP
9 90 (1.55%) MCTS
10 81 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
11 74 (1.27%) MCSD
12 68 (1.17%) CCNA
13 60 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 54 (0.93%) HND
15 41 (0.71%) DV Cleared
16 38 (0.65%) MCAD
17 37 (0.64%) MCDBA
18 27 (0.46%) ISTQB
19 24 (0.41%) MCPD
19 24 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (4.28%) QA
2 166 (2.85%) SLA
3 23 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 20 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.26%) HL7
8 10 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.17%) SNOMED CT
9 6 (0.10%) GAMP
9 6 (0.10%) ISO 8583
10 3 (0.052%) TickIT
11 2 (0.034%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.034%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.017%) EMIR
12 1 (0.017%) WCAG
12 1 (0.017%) MiFID
System Software
1 608 (10.46%) Active Directory
2 315 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 207 (3.56%) vSphere
4 193 (3.32%) Hyper-V
5 130 (2.24%) XenApp
6 126 (2.17%) VMware ESX
7 117 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
8 78 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
9 47 (0.81%) XenDesktop
10 44 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
11 32 (0.55%) UAG
12 28 (0.48%) Terminal Services
13 26 (0.45%) vCloud
14 22 (0.38%) Firmware
15 17 (0.29%) ISA Server
16 14 (0.24%) XenServer
17 12 (0.21%) BitLocker
18 9 (0.15%) Oracle Clusterware
19 8 (0.14%) NFS
20 6 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 195 (3.35%) SCCM
2 124 (2.13%) SCOM
3 80 (1.38%) Backup Exec
4 68 (1.17%) Data Guard
5 46 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
6 42 (0.72%) WSUS
7 37 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
8 33 (0.57%) NetBackup
9 21 (0.36%) AirWatch
10 18 (0.31%) Opsview
11 17 (0.29%) Nagios
12 16 (0.28%) Puppet
13 14 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
14 12 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
14 12 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 10 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 8 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 7 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
17 7 (0.12%) ARCserve
17 7 (0.12%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 2673 (45.97%) Microsoft
2 583 (10.03%) VMware
3 504 (8.67%) Oracle
4 287 (4.94%) Citrix
5 205 (3.53%) Cisco
6 148 (2.55%) HP
7 116 (1.99%) SAP
8 103 (1.77%) Symantec
9 93 (1.60%) Cognos
10 91 (1.56%) Dell
11 71 (1.22%) IBM
11 71 (1.22%) Sybase
12 66 (1.13%) NetApp
12 66 (1.13%) Tableau
13 65 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
14 49 (0.84%) Google
15 47 (0.81%) EMC
16 45 (0.77%) Red Hat
17 44 (0.76%) Telerik
18 37 (0.64%) CheckPoint
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