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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 81 61 40
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -21
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3408 4240 6112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.19% 4.20% 5.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.57% 13.14% 17.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3072 3793 5680
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
32233 32264 34380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 30.17% 31.93% 31.64%
Number of salaries quoted 27438 28268 30445
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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 -15 1307 £50,000 - 132
South East -53 553 £45,000 +9.75% 75
North West -2 362 £37,500 +7.14% 58
West Midlands +2 284 £36,500 -2.66% 40
Yorkshire -32 272 £37,500 +7.14% 45
East of England -17 260 £43,000 +14.66% 23
South West -4 228 £37,500 +6.38% 54
East Midlands -42 119 £42,500 +13.33% 9
North East +3 45 £33,500 -2.89% 6
Midlands +14 1 £24,000 -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 7077 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4266 (60.28%) SQL
3 3770 (53.27%) .NET
4 3363 (47.52%) C#
5 3000 (42.39%) Microsoft
6 2579 (36.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 2470 (34.90%) T-SQL
8 2453 (34.66%) ASP.NET
9 2220 (31.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2200 (31.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2194 (31.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 1944 (27.47%) Windows
13 1913 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
14 1809 (25.56%) JavaScript
15 1756 (24.81%) HTML
16 1705 (24.09%) MVC
17 1601 (22.62%) MS Excel
18 1532 (21.65%) CSS
19 1444 (20.40%) .NET Framework
20 1423 (20.11%) Finance
21 1357 (19.17%) Business Intelligence
22 1318 (18.62%) jQuery
23 1246 (17.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 1211 (17.11%) WCF
25 1156 (16.33%) Visual Studio
26 1131 (15.98%) XML
27 1056 (14.92%) ASP.NET MVC
28 1051 (14.85%) Data Warehouse
29 1033 (14.60%) Web Services
30 914 (12.92%) SharePoint

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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
1 914 (12.92%) SharePoint
2 656 (9.27%) IIS
3 465 (6.57%) MS Exchange
4 324 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 269 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 216 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 206 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 182 (2.57%) CMS
9 135 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
10 125 (1.77%) SharePoint Server
11 104 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
12 103 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
13 72 (1.02%) Tomcat
14 60 (0.85%) Umbraco
15 54 (0.76%) WebSphere
16 53 (0.75%) Lync
17 51 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
18 49 (0.69%) SAS
19 48 (0.68%) Apache
20 41 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1601 (22.62%) MS Excel
2 392 (5.54%) MS Office
3 103 (1.46%) PowerPivot
4 43 (0.61%) InfoPath
5 38 (0.54%) Photoshop
6 24 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.34%) SPSS
7 21 (0.30%) Fireworks
8 17 (0.24%) MS Project
8 17 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 17 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (0.085%) Mingle
10 4 (0.057%) FastStats
11 3 (0.042%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.014%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 143 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 38 (0.54%) Markit EDM
4 32 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
5 27 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 21 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 19 (0.27%) Sophis RISQUE
8 14 (0.20%) SAP Business One
8 14 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 13 (0.18%) Magento
10 12 (0.17%) SalesLogix
11 11 (0.16%) Visualfiles
12 9 (0.13%) Agresso
13 8 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
14 5 (0.071%) Towers Watson Igloo
14 5 (0.071%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 5 (0.071%) SAP R/3
14 5 (0.071%) SAP Retail
15 4 (0.057%) Line 500
15 4 (0.057%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 193 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (0.95%) SaaS
4 57 (0.81%) Office 365
5 46 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (0.27%) IaaS
7 16 (0.23%) PaaS
8 11 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.11%) GitHub
11 5 (0.071%) Force.com
11 5 (0.071%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.057%) Rackspace Cloud
12 4 (0.057%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.042%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.028%) Trello
15 1 (0.014%) Pure360
15 1 (0.014%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 368 (5.20%) SAN
2 245 (3.46%) DNS
3 239 (3.38%) Internet
4 222 (3.14%) TCP/IP
5 205 (2.90%) Firewall
6 184 (2.60%) Intranet
7 156 (2.20%) DHCP
8 146 (2.06%) LAN
9 128 (1.81%) WAN
10 113 (1.60%) VPN
11 100 (1.41%) NAS
12 73 (1.03%) FTP
13 59 (0.83%) Extranet
14 56 (0.79%) HTTP
15 51 (0.72%) VoIP
16 47 (0.66%) SSL
17 44 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
18 32 (0.45%) SMTP
19 30 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
20 24 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7077 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2579 (36.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 2220 (31.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2200 (31.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2194 (31.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1246 (17.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1051 (14.85%) Data Warehouse
8 555 (7.84%) Relational Database
9 433 (6.12%) SQL Server 2000
10 393 (5.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 333 (4.71%) OLAP
12 298 (4.21%) Oracle Database
13 187 (2.64%) MySQL
14 183 (2.59%) DTS
15 174 (2.46%) Crystal Reports
16 167 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
17 163 (2.30%) RDBMS
18 135 (1.91%) QlikView
19 124 (1.75%) Big Data
20 116 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1156 (16.33%) Visual Studio
2 759 (10.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 305 (4.31%) Subversion
4 287 (4.06%) NUnit
5 186 (2.63%) Git (software)
6 172 (2.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 132 (1.87%) Moq
8 127 (1.79%) TeamCity
9 90 (1.27%) MSTest
10 84 (1.19%) CruiseControl
11 80 (1.13%) SpecFlow
12 71 (1.00%) Rhino Mocks
13 70 (0.99%) MSBuild
14 67 (0.95%) Selenium
15 66 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 44 (0.62%) Jenkins
16 44 (0.62%) Cucumber
17 42 (0.59%) ReSharper
18 35 (0.49%) JIRA
19 34 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1423 (20.11%) Finance
2 310 (4.38%) Banking
3 259 (3.66%) Retail
4 255 (3.60%) Marketing
5 152 (2.15%) Law
6 141 (1.99%) Advertising
7 139 (1.96%) Legal
8 122 (1.72%) Telecoms
9 115 (1.62%) Investment Banking
10 94 (1.33%) Front Office
11 76 (1.07%) Back Office
12 74 (1.05%) Games
13 46 (0.65%) Manufacturing
14 45 (0.64%) Financial Institution
15 41 (0.58%) Publishing
16 34 (0.48%) Billing
17 33 (0.47%) Automotive
18 31 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
19 12 (0.17%) Aerospace
20 11 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4290 (60.62%) Developer
2 1383 (19.54%) .NET Developer
3 1130 (15.97%) C# Developer
4 941 (13.30%) DBA
5 798 (11.28%) Analyst
5 798 (11.28%) SQL DBA
6 787 (11.12%) Senior Developer
7 785 (11.09%) SQL Developer
8 774 (10.94%) C# .NET Developer
9 479 (6.77%) Software Developer
10 472 (6.67%) Administrator
11 471 (6.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 407 (5.75%) SQL Server DBA
13 390 (5.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 385 (5.44%) ASP.NET Developer
15 359 (5.07%) Web Developer
16 284 (4.01%) Senior .NET Developer
17 280 (3.96%) SQL Server Developer
18 250 (3.53%) Senior C# Developer
19 236 (3.33%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3770 (53.27%) .NET
2 2453 (34.66%) ASP.NET
3 1756 (24.81%) HTML
4 1532 (21.65%) CSS
5 1444 (20.40%) .NET Framework
6 1318 (18.62%) jQuery
7 1211 (17.11%) WCF
8 1131 (15.98%) XML
9 1056 (14.92%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1033 (14.60%) Web Services
11 687 (9.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 646 (9.13%) Ajax
13 571 (8.07%) HTML5
14 486 (6.87%) WPF
15 422 (5.96%) LINQ
16 416 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 369 (5.21%) SOAP
18 356 (5.03%) WinForms
19 318 (4.49%) CSS3
20 293 (4.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 641 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
2 450 (6.36%) Clustering
3 382 (5.40%) Computer Science
4 349 (4.93%) Replication
5 204 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 144 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
7 121 (1.71%) N-Tier
7 121 (1.71%) Data Integration
8 108 (1.53%) Client/Server
9 107 (1.51%) User Experience
10 103 (1.46%) Hedge funds
11 93 (1.31%) Mobile App
12 89 (1.26%) Data Structures
13 84 (1.19%) Blackberry
14 80 (1.13%) Mathematics
15 79 (1.12%) Visualisation
16 65 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
17 58 (0.82%) Data Extraction
18 56 (0.79%) Social Media
19 48 (0.68%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1944 (27.47%) Windows
2 910 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 616 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 409 (5.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 283 (4.00%) Linux
6 225 (3.18%) Windows 7
7 115 (1.62%) Windows XP
8 113 (1.60%) Android
9 108 (1.53%) UNIX
10 86 (1.22%) Windows 8
11 68 (0.96%) Apple iOS
12 61 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 35 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
14 31 (0.44%) CentOS
15 29 (0.41%) Solaris
16 25 (0.35%) Windows Vista
17 16 (0.23%) Mac OS X
18 15 (0.21%) Windows 2000
18 15 (0.21%) Windows Phone
19 13 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1913 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1705 (24.09%) MVC
3 1357 (19.17%) Business Intelligence
4 826 (11.67%) ETL
5 788 (11.13%) TDD
6 755 (10.67%) OO
7 750 (10.60%) Performance Tuning
8 727 (10.27%) Scrum
9 454 (6.42%) Web Development
10 443 (6.26%) E-Commerce
11 431 (6.09%) Software Engineering
12 430 (6.08%) Unit Testing
13 375 (5.30%) Data Modelling
14 364 (5.14%) ITIL
15 350 (4.95%) Mentoring
16 329 (4.65%) CRM
17 283 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
18 276 (3.90%) OOD
19 256 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
20 236 (3.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4266 (60.28%) SQL
2 3363 (47.52%) C#
3 2470 (34.90%) T-SQL
4 1809 (25.56%) JavaScript
5 658 (9.30%) VB.NET
6 361 (5.10%) VB
7 333 (4.71%) Java
8 314 (4.44%) PowerShell
9 252 (3.56%) VBA
10 147 (2.08%) VB6
10 147 (2.08%) PL/SQL
11 130 (1.84%) VBScript
12 105 (1.48%) PHP
13 93 (1.31%) XPath
14 82 (1.16%) C++
15 65 (0.92%) Perl
16 64 (0.90%) C
17 54 (0.76%) Ruby
18 48 (0.68%) Python
19 42 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 769 (10.87%) Degree
2 532 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 161 (2.27%) MCSE
4 135 (1.91%) Security Cleared
5 123 (1.74%) MCITP
6 121 (1.71%) MCTS
7 84 (1.19%) MCP
8 75 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 63 (0.89%) MCSA
10 59 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
11 58 (0.82%) SC Cleared
12 50 (0.71%) CCNA
13 45 (0.64%) MCDBA
13 45 (0.64%) MCSD
14 30 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
15 29 (0.41%) ISEB
16 27 (0.38%) CCA
17 25 (0.35%) MCAD
18 23 (0.32%) CCNP
19 21 (0.30%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (2.92%) SLA
2 189 (2.67%) QA
3 23 (0.32%) WCAG
4 21 (0.30%) WAI
5 17 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.18%) GAMP
6 13 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.11%) ISO 8583
9 4 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.057%) Basel III
10 3 (0.042%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.042%) HL7
11 2 (0.028%) GPG13
12 1 (0.014%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.014%) COBIT
12 1 (0.014%) Section 508
12 1 (0.014%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.014%) BS7799
System Software
1 668 (9.44%) Active Directory
2 383 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 202 (2.85%) Hyper-V
4 154 (2.18%) vSphere
5 135 (1.91%) VMware ESX
6 134 (1.89%) XenApp
7 67 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
8 56 (0.79%) XenDesktop
9 53 (0.75%) XenServer
10 30 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
11 24 (0.34%) vCloud
12 23 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
13 20 (0.28%) Terminal Services
14 15 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 14 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 13 (0.18%) Terminal Server
17 10 (0.14%) LiteSpeed
17 10 (0.14%) DFS Replication
18 9 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
18 9 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 129 (1.82%) SCCM
2 81 (1.14%) SCOM
3 44 (0.62%) NetBackup
4 40 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 36 (0.51%) Backup Exec
6 34 (0.48%) WSUS
7 27 (0.38%) Data Guard
7 27 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 25 (0.35%) Nagios
9 23 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 21 (0.30%) Puppet
11 19 (0.27%) MOM
11 19 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
12 17 (0.24%) SCVMM
13 15 (0.21%) SCOrch
14 14 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
15 13 (0.18%) HP SIM
15 13 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 12 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
16 12 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3000 (42.39%) Microsoft
2 676 (9.55%) Oracle
3 604 (8.53%) VMware
4 309 (4.37%) Citrix
5 240 (3.39%) Cisco
6 224 (3.17%) HP
7 155 (2.19%) NetApp
8 151 (2.13%) Business Objects
9 148 (2.09%) IBM
10 124 (1.75%) Dell
11 116 (1.64%) SAP
12 114 (1.61%) Cognos
13 104 (1.47%) Telerik
14 79 (1.12%) Symantec
15 67 (0.95%) CommVault
16 65 (0.92%) EMC
17 60 (0.85%) EPiServer
18 54 (0.76%) Facebook
18 54 (0.76%) Red Hat
19 53 (0.75%) Tableau
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