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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 80 61 37
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -24
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3231 3964 6065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.27% 4.14% 5.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.93% 12.90% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2924 3556 5601
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
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
29563 30738 34168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 29.92% 32.14% 33.09%
Number of salaries quoted 25610 26270 30651
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 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 January 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 -13 1203 £50,000 - 159
South East -52 559 £42,500 - 60
North West +4 318 £37,608 +0.28% 60
East of England -3 284 £45,000 +12.50% 34
West Midlands +5 278 £37,500 - 29
Yorkshire -38 239 £37,500 - 39
South West -17 207 £40,000 +6.66% 42
East Midlands -20 132 £37,500 -6.25% 23
North East +8 33 £33,000 -22.35% 5
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6602 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4024 (60.95%) SQL
3 3393 (51.39%) .NET
4 2997 (45.40%) C#
5 2993 (45.33%) Microsoft
6 2315 (35.07%) ASP.NET
7 2165 (32.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 2116 (32.05%) T-SQL
9 2105 (31.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 2011 (30.46%) Windows
11 1958 (29.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1927 (29.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1739 (26.34%) Agile Software Development
14 1690 (25.60%) JavaScript
15 1670 (25.30%) HTML
16 1653 (25.04%) MVC
17 1556 (23.57%) MS Excel
18 1490 (22.57%) CSS
19 1362 (20.63%) Finance
20 1301 (19.71%) .NET Framework
21 1266 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
22 1242 (18.81%) jQuery
23 1135 (17.19%) WCF
24 1105 (16.74%) ASP.NET MVC
25 1085 (16.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 1074 (16.27%) Visual Studio
27 990 (15.00%) SharePoint
27 990 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
28 966 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
29 927 (14.04%) XML

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 990 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 734 (11.12%) IIS
3 517 (7.83%) MS Exchange
4 383 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 350 (5.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 268 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 228 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 139 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
9 123 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 116 (1.76%) CMS
11 108 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
12 90 (1.36%) Lync
13 88 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
14 61 (0.92%) Apache
15 59 (0.89%) SAS
15 59 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
16 50 (0.76%) JBoss
17 49 (0.74%) Tomcat
18 44 (0.67%) Umbraco
19 38 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1556 (23.57%) MS Excel
2 433 (6.56%) MS Office
3 122 (1.85%) PowerPivot
4 54 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 51 (0.77%) InfoPath
6 35 (0.53%) MS Project
7 31 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
8 12 (0.18%) SPSS
9 10 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.14%) Mingle
11 6 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.076%) Fireworks
13 4 (0.061%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.045%) FastStats
15 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 204 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 60 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 48 (0.73%) Markit EDM
5 36 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
6 24 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
7 20 (0.30%) Magento
8 16 (0.24%) Towers Watson Igloo
9 9 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
9 9 (0.14%) SalesLogix
10 7 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 7 (0.11%) Sophis RISQUE
10 7 (0.11%) Changepoint
11 6 (0.091%) PeopleSoft HRMS
12 5 (0.076%) ReMetrica
12 5 (0.076%) SAP Business One
13 4 (0.061%) Agresso
13 4 (0.061%) Dynamics GP
13 4 (0.061%) GoldMine
14 3 (0.045%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 215 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (1.42%) Office 365
3 70 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (1.03%) SaaS
5 40 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.27%) PaaS
7 12 (0.18%) IaaS
8 6 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.091%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.061%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.045%) GitHub
11 2 (0.030%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.015%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.015%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 391 (5.92%) SAN
2 304 (4.60%) Firewall
3 269 (4.07%) DNS
4 238 (3.60%) TCP/IP
5 208 (3.15%) Internet
6 205 (3.11%) DHCP
7 153 (2.32%) WAN
8 146 (2.21%) LAN
9 144 (2.18%) Intranet
10 137 (2.08%) VPN
11 111 (1.68%) NAS
12 77 (1.17%) HTTP
13 65 (0.98%) Extranet
14 55 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
15 43 (0.65%) VoIP
16 40 (0.61%) FTP
17 39 (0.59%) SMTP
18 38 (0.58%) VLAN
19 37 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
20 36 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6602 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2165 (32.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 2105 (31.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1958 (29.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1927 (29.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1085 (16.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 966 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
8 508 (7.69%) Relational Database
9 403 (6.10%) SQL Server 2000
10 292 (4.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 286 (4.33%) Oracle Database
12 274 (4.15%) OLAP
13 200 (3.03%) MySQL
14 199 (3.01%) RDBMS
15 169 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
16 140 (2.12%) Crystal Reports
17 127 (1.92%) Big Data
17 127 (1.92%) QlikView
18 114 (1.73%) DTS
19 113 (1.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1074 (16.27%) Visual Studio
2 713 (10.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 300 (4.54%) NUnit
4 231 (3.50%) Subversion
5 161 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 152 (2.30%) Git (software)
7 131 (1.98%) TeamCity
8 130 (1.97%) Moq
9 92 (1.39%) Rhino Mocks
9 92 (1.39%) SpecFlow
10 85 (1.29%) CruiseControl
10 85 (1.29%) MSTest
11 68 (1.03%) ReSharper
12 56 (0.85%) Selenium
13 50 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
14 46 (0.70%) JIRA
15 43 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 38 (0.58%) Cucumber
16 38 (0.58%) MSBuild
17 22 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1362 (20.63%) Finance
2 302 (4.57%) Banking
3 291 (4.41%) Marketing
4 260 (3.94%) Retail
5 125 (1.89%) Advertising
6 115 (1.74%) Law
7 112 (1.70%) Telecoms
8 100 (1.51%) Legal
9 79 (1.20%) Investment Banking
10 77 (1.17%) Front Office
11 64 (0.97%) Back Office
12 47 (0.71%) Games
13 44 (0.67%) Manufacturing
14 37 (0.56%) Financial Institution
15 35 (0.53%) Billing
16 27 (0.41%) Automotive
17 11 (0.17%) Publishing
18 10 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
19 7 (0.11%) Local Government
20 6 (0.091%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3716 (56.29%) Developer
2 1232 (18.66%) .NET Developer
3 930 (14.09%) C# Developer
4 834 (12.63%) DBA
5 799 (12.10%) Analyst
6 716 (10.85%) SQL DBA
7 701 (10.62%) Senior Developer
8 680 (10.30%) C# .NET Developer
9 635 (9.62%) SQL Developer
10 469 (7.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 398 (6.03%) SQL Server DBA
12 394 (5.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 384 (5.82%) Administrator
14 374 (5.66%) Software Developer
15 349 (5.29%) ASP.NET Developer
16 276 (4.18%) Web Developer
17 251 (3.80%) Applications Support
18 250 (3.79%) Senior .NET Developer
19 219 (3.32%) Support Analyst
20 210 (3.18%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3393 (51.39%) .NET
2 2315 (35.07%) ASP.NET
3 1670 (25.30%) HTML
4 1490 (22.57%) CSS
5 1301 (19.71%) .NET Framework
6 1242 (18.81%) jQuery
7 1135 (17.19%) WCF
8 1105 (16.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 927 (14.04%) XML
10 911 (13.80%) Web Services
11 660 (10.00%) Ajax
12 656 (9.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 532 (8.06%) HTML5
14 511 (7.74%) LINQ
15 364 (5.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 361 (5.47%) WPF
17 286 (4.33%) WinForms
18 279 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 278 (4.21%) CSS3
20 253 (3.83%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 633 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 478 (7.24%) Clustering
3 307 (4.65%) Replication
4 248 (3.76%) Computer Science
5 182 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
6 153 (2.32%) Management Information System
7 140 (2.12%) N-Tier
8 113 (1.71%) Data Integration
9 111 (1.68%) Blackberry
10 91 (1.38%) Visualisation
11 84 (1.27%) User Experience
12 79 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
13 70 (1.06%) Statistics
14 69 (1.05%) Data Structures
15 64 (0.97%) Client/Server
16 61 (0.92%) Mobile App
17 59 (0.89%) Mathematics
18 53 (0.80%) Hedge funds
19 49 (0.74%) NHS
20 46 (0.70%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2011 (30.46%) Windows
2 990 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 583 (8.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 512 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 324 (4.91%) Linux
6 216 (3.27%) Windows 7
7 150 (2.27%) UNIX
8 121 (1.83%) Android
9 100 (1.51%) Windows XP
10 71 (1.08%) Windows 8
11 66 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 50 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 42 (0.64%) Solaris
14 41 (0.62%) Windows 2000
15 38 (0.58%) CentOS
16 33 (0.50%) Windows Vista
17 28 (0.42%) Windows Phone
18 21 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
19 12 (0.18%) Mac OS X
20 9 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1739 (26.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1653 (25.04%) MVC
3 1266 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
4 751 (11.38%) ETL
5 719 (10.89%) TDD
6 671 (10.16%) Scrum
7 657 (9.95%) Performance Tuning
8 629 (9.53%) OO
9 438 (6.63%) CRM
10 397 (6.01%) ITIL
11 369 (5.59%) Unit Testing
12 365 (5.53%) E-Commerce
12 365 (5.53%) Web Development
12 365 (5.53%) Software Engineering
13 363 (5.50%) Mentoring
14 280 (4.24%) Data Modelling
15 277 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
16 266 (4.03%) OOD
17 254 (3.85%) Migration
18 243 (3.68%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4024 (60.95%) SQL
2 2997 (45.40%) C#
3 2116 (32.05%) T-SQL
4 1690 (25.60%) JavaScript
5 590 (8.94%) VB.NET
6 341 (5.17%) VB
7 267 (4.04%) PowerShell
8 242 (3.67%) Java
9 219 (3.32%) VBA
10 134 (2.03%) PL/SQL
11 132 (2.00%) VB6
12 96 (1.45%) VBScript
13 91 (1.38%) PHP
14 58 (0.88%) Ruby
15 56 (0.85%) XPath
16 55 (0.83%) C++
17 53 (0.80%) Python
18 46 (0.70%) Perl
19 39 (0.59%) Delphi
20 38 (0.58%) C
Qualifications
1 720 (10.91%) Degree
2 588 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 212 (3.21%) Security Cleared
4 157 (2.38%) MCSE
5 144 (2.18%) MCITP
6 134 (2.03%) MCTS
7 128 (1.94%) SC Cleared
8 118 (1.79%) MCP
9 90 (1.36%) MCSA
10 83 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
11 75 (1.14%) MCSD
12 71 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 59 (0.89%) CCNA
14 47 (0.71%) MCDBA
15 31 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
16 29 (0.44%) MCAD
16 29 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
17 28 (0.42%) CCA
17 28 (0.42%) ISEB
18 27 (0.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (3.29%) SLA
2 178 (2.70%) QA
3 20 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 16 (0.24%) ISO 8583
6 14 (0.21%) HL7
7 12 (0.18%) GAMP
8 8 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.076%) WCAG
9 5 (0.076%) WAI
10 4 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.045%) GPG13
11 3 (0.045%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.045%) COBIT
12 2 (0.030%) DICOM
12 2 (0.030%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.015%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 717 (10.86%) Active Directory
2 442 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 256 (3.88%) Hyper-V
4 222 (3.36%) vSphere
5 159 (2.41%) XenApp
6 120 (1.82%) VMware ESX
7 91 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
8 73 (1.11%) XenDesktop
9 38 (0.58%) vCloud
10 37 (0.56%) XenServer
11 29 (0.44%) Terminal Services
12 26 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 25 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
14 17 (0.26%) Apache Flume
14 17 (0.26%) HDFS
15 14 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
16 11 (0.17%) DFS Replication
17 10 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
18 9 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 7 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 156 (2.36%) SCCM
2 126 (1.91%) SCOM
3 69 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
4 67 (1.01%) Backup Exec
5 58 (0.88%) NetBackup
6 38 (0.58%) SCVMM
7 35 (0.53%) Nagios
8 34 (0.51%) Opsview
9 27 (0.41%) SCOrch
10 23 (0.35%) Data Guard
10 23 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 23 (0.35%) WSUS
11 19 (0.29%) Puppet
11 19 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
11 19 (0.29%) MOM
12 17 (0.26%) SCDPM
13 14 (0.21%) ARCserve
13 14 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 12 (0.18%) SCSM
15 10 (0.15%) Plesk
Vendors
1 2993 (45.33%) Microsoft
2 717 (10.86%) VMware
3 637 (9.65%) Oracle
4 368 (5.57%) Citrix
5 302 (4.57%) Cisco
6 223 (3.38%) HP
7 160 (2.42%) NetApp
8 138 (2.09%) Business Objects
9 130 (1.97%) Cognos
10 126 (1.91%) Dell
11 117 (1.77%) Telerik
12 102 (1.54%) Symantec
13 90 (1.36%) SAP
14 89 (1.35%) IBM
15 77 (1.17%) Red Hat
16 75 (1.14%) CommVault
17 63 (0.95%) Informatica
18 59 (0.89%) Tableau
19 56 (0.85%) CheckPoint
20 50 (0.76%) AppSense
Bedford, Bedfordshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £34,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40K pa + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Comtecs
Salary: £33000 - £34000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Sale, Cheshire
Duval Associates Ltd
Salary: £26,000 to £35,000 + career + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Comtecs
Salary: £33000 - £34000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum + great benefits package!
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-45k
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 11 hours ago
East London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + big company benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hudson IT
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
East London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Code Red Associates
Salary: £45k - £50k
Posted: 12 hours ago