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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 112 85 62
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -23
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2615 3346 3992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.57% 3.14% 4.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.42% 10.15% 12.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2273 3029 3602
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 £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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
31044 32968 31211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 30.47% 30.97% 31.61%
Number of salaries quoted 26556 28050 27233
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
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 £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 4 September 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 4 September 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
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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 -42 1025 £52,500 +5.00% 89
South East -7 545 £42,250 -0.58% 73
North West -7 272 £42,500 +13.33% 43
Yorkshire -28 190 £40,000 +6.66% 10
East of England -20 181 £42,500 -2.29% 11
West Midlands -24 144 £37,500 +7.14% 22
South West -48 129 £37,500 +1.35% 45
East Midlands -9 114 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Midlands +1 15 £55,000 +65.41%
North East -14 12 £35,000 +4.47% 5
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 5530 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3431 (62.04%) SQL
3 2718 (49.15%) .NET
4 2515 (45.48%) Microsoft
5 2390 (43.22%) C#
6 2052 (37.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 1824 (32.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1798 (32.51%) T-SQL
9 1770 (32.01%) ASP.NET
10 1656 (29.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1624 (29.37%) Windows
12 1551 (28.05%) SQL Server 2005
13 1472 (26.62%) JavaScript
14 1406 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
15 1349 (24.39%) MVC
16 1328 (24.01%) Finance
17 1296 (23.44%) HTML
18 1284 (23.22%) MS Excel
19 1201 (21.72%) CSS
20 1048 (18.95%) Business Intelligence
21 1041 (18.82%) jQuery
22 994 (17.97%) .NET Framework
23 951 (17.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 816 (14.76%) Visual Studio
25 813 (14.70%) Windows Server 2008
26 786 (14.21%) Data Warehouse
27 739 (13.36%) ASP.NET MVC
28 738 (13.35%) WCF
29 702 (12.69%) SharePoint
30 687 (12.42%) Performance Tuning

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 702 (12.69%) SharePoint
2 655 (11.84%) IIS
3 400 (7.23%) MS Exchange
4 313 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 237 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 222 (4.01%) BizTalk Server
7 204 (3.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 187 (3.38%) CMS
9 140 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 120 (2.17%) Lync
11 93 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
12 77 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
13 54 (0.98%) Umbraco
14 52 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
15 45 (0.81%) Apache
16 41 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 38 (0.69%) SAS
18 34 (0.61%) Node.js
19 31 (0.56%) Tomcat
20 24 (0.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 1284 (23.22%) MS Excel
2 299 (5.41%) MS Office
3 36 (0.65%) PowerPivot
4 29 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.34%) SPSS
7 13 (0.24%) FastStats
8 7 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.11%) MS Project
10 5 (0.090%) GNU Octave
11 4 (0.072%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.054%) ProjectWise
12 3 (0.054%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.036%) Stata
Business Applications
1 209 (3.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 31 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 18 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 17 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 17 (0.31%) Northgate Housing
6 16 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
7 13 (0.24%) SAP Business One
8 11 (0.20%) Changepoint
9 9 (0.16%) Markit EDM
10 8 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
11 7 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
12 4 (0.072%) Primavera
12 4 (0.072%) Sophis RISQUE
13 3 (0.054%) Endur
13 3 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
13 3 (0.054%) SunGard GMI
14 2 (0.036%) PORTIA
14 2 (0.036%) Oracle 11i
14 2 (0.036%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 264 (4.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
3 111 (2.01%) SaaS
4 66 (1.19%) Office 365
5 19 (0.34%) IaaS
6 14 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
7 13 (0.24%) GitHub
8 11 (0.20%) PaaS
9 10 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.14%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.13%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.090%) Taleo
14 4 (0.072%) CodePlex
15 2 (0.036%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.036%) Google Cloud Platform
16 1 (0.018%) Symantec.cloud
16 1 (0.018%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 295 (5.33%) DNS
2 246 (4.45%) SAN
3 207 (3.74%) Firewall
4 197 (3.56%) DHCP
5 160 (2.89%) TCP/IP
6 138 (2.50%) Internet
7 120 (2.17%) LAN
8 118 (2.13%) VPN
9 102 (1.84%) WAN
10 100 (1.81%) SMTP
11 96 (1.74%) HTTP
12 84 (1.52%) Intranet
13 62 (1.12%) NAS
14 60 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
15 52 (0.94%) VoIP
16 50 (0.90%) VLAN
17 37 (0.67%) NetScaler
17 37 (0.67%) iSCSI
18 34 (0.61%) SSL
19 32 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5530 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2052 (37.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1824 (32.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1656 (29.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1551 (28.05%) SQL Server 2005
6 951 (17.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 786 (14.21%) Data Warehouse
8 382 (6.91%) SQL Server 2000
9 348 (6.29%) Relational Database
10 233 (4.21%) Oracle Database
11 180 (3.25%) OLAP
12 171 (3.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 166 (3.00%) MySQL
14 150 (2.71%) Oracle Database 11g
15 147 (2.66%) Big Data
16 132 (2.39%) Crystal Reports
17 123 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
18 120 (2.17%) RDBMS
19 107 (1.93%) NoSQL
20 105 (1.90%) DTS
Development Applications
1 816 (14.76%) Visual Studio
2 627 (11.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 190 (3.44%) NUnit
4 172 (3.11%) Subversion
5 165 (2.98%) Git (software)
6 138 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 89 (1.61%) TeamCity
8 87 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 67 (1.21%) JIRA
10 65 (1.18%) MSBuild
11 61 (1.10%) ReSharper
12 59 (1.07%) Moq
13 49 (0.89%) MSTest
14 47 (0.85%) CruiseControl
15 44 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
16 40 (0.72%) Jenkins
17 39 (0.71%) Mercurial
17 39 (0.71%) Selenium
18 38 (0.69%) ERwin
19 35 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1328 (24.01%) Finance
2 261 (4.72%) Retail
3 253 (4.58%) Banking
4 186 (3.36%) Marketing
5 147 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 122 (2.21%) Legal
7 98 (1.77%) Law
8 71 (1.28%) Front Office
8 71 (1.28%) Back Office
9 69 (1.25%) Games
10 60 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 59 (1.07%) Advertising
12 53 (0.96%) Financial Institution
12 53 (0.96%) Investment Banking
13 43 (0.78%) Publishing
14 34 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
15 22 (0.40%) Local Government
16 19 (0.34%) Electronics
17 16 (0.29%) Automotive
17 16 (0.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2986 (54.00%) Developer
2 1061 (19.19%) .NET Developer
3 875 (15.82%) DBA
4 737 (13.33%) SQL DBA
5 633 (11.45%) C# Developer
6 545 (9.86%) Analyst
7 508 (9.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 505 (9.13%) Senior Developer
9 472 (8.54%) SQL Developer
10 422 (7.63%) Administrator
11 407 (7.36%) SQL Server DBA
12 327 (5.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 312 (5.64%) Software Developer
14 300 (5.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 260 (4.70%) ASP.NET Developer
16 214 (3.87%) Web Developer
17 199 (3.60%) Senior .NET Developer
18 198 (3.58%) Support Analyst
19 187 (3.38%) SQL Server Developer
20 167 (3.02%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2718 (49.15%) .NET
2 1770 (32.01%) ASP.NET
3 1296 (23.44%) HTML
4 1201 (21.72%) CSS
5 1041 (18.82%) jQuery
6 994 (17.97%) .NET Framework
7 739 (13.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 738 (13.35%) WCF
9 679 (12.28%) XML
10 613 (11.08%) Entity Framework
11 575 (10.40%) Web Services
12 487 (8.81%) Ajax
13 374 (6.76%) LINQ
14 372 (6.73%) HTML5
15 262 (4.74%) AngularJS
16 237 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 218 (3.94%) CSS3
18 210 (3.80%) SOAP
19 187 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web API
20 178 (3.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 487 (8.81%) Clustering
2 448 (8.10%) Replication
3 402 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 252 (4.56%) Computer Science
5 178 (3.22%) Management Information System
6 111 (2.01%) Data Centre
7 107 (1.93%) Mobile App
8 98 (1.77%) Data Integration
9 87 (1.57%) Mathematics
10 84 (1.52%) User Experience
11 82 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 72 (1.30%) Hedge funds
13 71 (1.28%) Visualisation
14 67 (1.21%) Statistics
15 61 (1.10%) Client/Server
16 58 (1.05%) Blackberry
17 56 (1.01%) NHS
18 43 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
19 41 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
20 37 (0.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1624 (29.37%) Windows
2 813 (14.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 460 (8.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 358 (6.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 286 (5.17%) Linux
6 168 (3.04%) Windows 7
7 111 (2.01%) UNIX
8 97 (1.75%) Windows XP
9 70 (1.27%) Android
10 49 (0.89%) Windows 8
11 45 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 44 (0.80%) Windows 2000
13 26 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (0.45%) Windows Vista
15 14 (0.25%) AIX
15 14 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 11 (0.20%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
17 10 (0.18%) CentOS
18 8 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1406 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1349 (24.39%) MVC
3 1048 (18.95%) Business Intelligence
4 687 (12.42%) Performance Tuning
5 594 (10.74%) ETL
6 451 (8.16%) Scrum
7 417 (7.54%) TDD
8 411 (7.43%) OO
9 367 (6.64%) SDLC
10 358 (6.47%) ITIL
11 340 (6.15%) CRM
12 278 (5.03%) Migration
12 278 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
13 275 (4.97%) Data Modelling
14 265 (4.79%) Unit Testing
15 262 (4.74%) Mentoring
16 248 (4.48%) Web Development
17 247 (4.47%) Project Management
18 235 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
19 202 (3.65%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3431 (62.04%) SQL
2 2390 (43.22%) C#
3 1798 (32.51%) T-SQL
4 1472 (26.62%) JavaScript
5 485 (8.77%) VB.NET
6 374 (6.76%) PowerShell
7 221 (4.00%) VB
8 213 (3.85%) Java
9 109 (1.97%) PHP
10 99 (1.79%) VBA
11 91 (1.65%) VBScript
12 87 (1.57%) PL/SQL
13 86 (1.56%) Perl
14 73 (1.32%) VB6
15 72 (1.30%) ActionScript
16 61 (1.10%) ActionScript 2.0
17 59 (1.07%) Python
18 58 (1.05%) Ruby
19 56 (1.01%) C++
20 46 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 604 (10.92%) Degree
2 466 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 163 (2.95%) MCITP
4 155 (2.80%) MCSE
5 130 (2.35%) Security Cleared
6 121 (2.19%) MCSA
7 86 (1.56%) SC Cleared
7 86 (1.56%) MCTS
8 83 (1.50%) MCP
9 72 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
10 64 (1.16%) CCNA
11 57 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 52 (0.94%) MCSD
13 42 (0.76%) HND
14 35 (0.63%) DV Cleared
15 29 (0.52%) MCDBA
16 26 (0.47%) MCAD
17 23 (0.42%) ISEB
18 22 (0.40%) ISTQB
19 18 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (4.30%) QA
2 146 (2.64%) SLA
3 27 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 23 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 23 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (0.25%) HL7
6 11 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.18%) SNOMED CT
8 5 (0.090%) GAMP
9 3 (0.054%) TickIT
10 1 (0.018%) WCAG
10 1 (0.018%) Solvency II
System Software
1 543 (9.82%) Active Directory
2 281 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 190 (3.44%) Hyper-V
4 174 (3.15%) vSphere
5 119 (2.15%) XenApp
6 109 (1.97%) VMware ESX
7 96 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
8 53 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
9 45 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 35 (0.63%) UAG
11 33 (0.60%) XenDesktop
12 25 (0.45%) Terminal Services
13 19 (0.34%) vCloud
14 18 (0.33%) Firmware
15 16 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 16 (0.29%) ISA Server
16 12 (0.22%) XenServer
17 6 (0.11%) Terminal Server
17 6 (0.11%) BitLocker
18 5 (0.090%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 167 (3.02%) SCCM
2 99 (1.79%) SCOM
3 85 (1.54%) Backup Exec
4 55 (0.99%) WSUS
5 49 (0.89%) Data Guard
6 36 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
7 30 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
8 26 (0.47%) AirWatch
9 24 (0.43%) NetBackup
10 21 (0.38%) Tivoli
11 16 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (0.27%) Puppet
13 14 (0.25%) Opsview
14 12 (0.22%) Nagios
15 11 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
16 10 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 10 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 9 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
17 9 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 7 (0.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2515 (45.48%) Microsoft
2 527 (9.53%) VMware
3 479 (8.66%) Oracle
4 246 (4.45%) Citrix
5 182 (3.29%) Cisco
6 129 (2.33%) HP
7 120 (2.17%) SAP
8 117 (2.12%) Cognos
9 95 (1.72%) Symantec
10 74 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
10 74 (1.34%) Tableau
11 73 (1.32%) Sybase
12 72 (1.30%) Dell
13 62 (1.12%) NetApp
14 58 (1.05%) IBM
15 49 (0.89%) Google
16 41 (0.74%) EMC
16 41 (0.74%) Telerik
17 36 (0.65%) CommVault
18 35 (0.63%) Red Gate
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Candidate Source
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Resource partners Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + car allowance, benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + bonus & bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £55k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £625 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago