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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 79 65 39
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -26
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3131 3889 5578
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.25% 4.01% 5.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.75% 12.61% 17.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2814 3463 5075
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £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 £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
29120 30848 31971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 30.19% 31.77% 32.40%
Number of salaries quoted 25030 26187 28197
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
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 £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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -21 1152 £50,000 - 133
South East -44 586 £42,500 - 90
North West -4 333 £37,500 - 53
East of England +3 286 £45,000 +12.50% 20
West Midlands +13 248 £40,000 +6.66% 34
Yorkshire -31 241 £38,500 +2.66% 42
South West -31 172 £40,000 +6.66% 42
East Midlands -27 116 £40,000 +2.56% 20
North East +16 37 £35,000 -20.00% 7
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 6688 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4067 (60.81%) SQL
3 3450 (51.58%) .NET
4 3061 (45.77%) Microsoft
5 3030 (45.31%) C#
6 2381 (35.60%) ASP.NET
7 2161 (32.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 2125 (31.77%) SQL Server 2012
9 2100 (31.40%) T-SQL
10 2085 (31.18%) Windows
11 1863 (27.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1839 (27.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1744 (26.08%) JavaScript
14 1723 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
15 1693 (25.31%) HTML
16 1641 (24.54%) MVC
17 1536 (22.97%) CSS
18 1528 (22.85%) MS Excel
19 1472 (22.01%) Finance
20 1303 (19.48%) .NET Framework
21 1259 (18.82%) jQuery
22 1211 (18.11%) Business Intelligence
23 1123 (16.79%) WCF
24 1114 (16.66%) ASP.NET MVC
25 1095 (16.37%) Visual Studio
26 1032 (15.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 991 (14.82%) Windows Server 2008
28 950 (14.20%) SharePoint
29 925 (13.83%) Data Warehouse
30 916 (13.70%) XML

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 950 (14.20%) SharePoint
2 760 (11.36%) IIS
3 522 (7.81%) MS Exchange
4 385 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 335 (5.01%) SharePoint 2010
6 268 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2007
7 231 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 177 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
9 131 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
10 111 (1.66%) CMS
11 100 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
12 98 (1.47%) Lync
13 86 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
14 68 (1.02%) Apache
15 54 (0.81%) JBoss
16 52 (0.78%) SAS
17 47 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
18 46 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 44 (0.66%) Umbraco
20 41 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1528 (22.85%) MS Excel
2 445 (6.65%) MS Office
3 101 (1.51%) PowerPivot
4 57 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 54 (0.81%) InfoPath
6 35 (0.52%) MS Project
7 29 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
8 11 (0.16%) SPSS
9 7 (0.10%) Mingle
10 6 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.090%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.060%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.060%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.045%) FastStats
13 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 229 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 47 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 47 (0.70%) Markit EDM
4 43 (0.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 19 (0.28%) Magento
6 18 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 15 (0.22%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 9 (0.13%) SalesLogix
8 9 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
9 7 (0.10%) Sophis RISQUE
9 7 (0.10%) Changepoint
10 6 (0.090%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.090%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 6 (0.090%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 5 (0.075%) ReMetrica
12 4 (0.060%) thinkFolio
12 4 (0.060%) GoldMine
12 4 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.060%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 237 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (1.53%) Office 365
3 90 (1.35%) SaaS
4 64 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
5 30 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.27%) PaaS
7 12 (0.18%) IaaS
8 6 (0.090%) GitHub
9 1 (0.015%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.015%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.015%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.015%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 364 (5.44%) SAN
2 303 (4.53%) Firewall
3 279 (4.17%) DNS
4 232 (3.47%) TCP/IP
5 209 (3.13%) DHCP
6 186 (2.78%) Internet
7 145 (2.17%) WAN
8 138 (2.06%) LAN
9 136 (2.03%) VPN
10 122 (1.82%) Intranet
11 100 (1.50%) NAS
12 84 (1.26%) HTTP
13 54 (0.81%) Extranet
14 49 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
15 47 (0.70%) SMTP
16 35 (0.52%) VLAN
17 34 (0.51%) FTP
17 34 (0.51%) SSL
18 33 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
19 32 (0.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6688 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2161 (32.31%) SQL Server 2005
3 2125 (31.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 1863 (27.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1839 (27.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1032 (15.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 925 (13.83%) Data Warehouse
8 497 (7.43%) Relational Database
9 395 (5.91%) SQL Server 2000
10 284 (4.25%) Oracle Database
11 248 (3.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 245 (3.66%) OLAP
13 206 (3.08%) MySQL
14 191 (2.86%) RDBMS
15 177 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
16 144 (2.15%) Big Data
17 130 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
18 119 (1.78%) DTS
19 118 (1.76%) QlikView
20 109 (1.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1095 (16.37%) Visual Studio
2 738 (11.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 292 (4.37%) NUnit
4 209 (3.13%) Subversion
5 169 (2.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 144 (2.15%) Git (software)
7 130 (1.94%) TeamCity
8 127 (1.90%) Moq
9 87 (1.30%) MSTest
10 83 (1.24%) SpecFlow
11 80 (1.20%) CruiseControl
12 79 (1.18%) ReSharper
13 78 (1.17%) Rhino Mocks
14 62 (0.93%) JIRA
15 61 (0.91%) Selenium
16 46 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 42 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
18 38 (0.57%) MSBuild
19 34 (0.51%) Cucumber
20 23 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1472 (22.01%) Finance
2 324 (4.84%) Banking
3 289 (4.32%) Marketing
4 265 (3.96%) Retail
5 125 (1.87%) Advertising
6 107 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 101 (1.51%) Law
8 93 (1.39%) Legal
9 91 (1.36%) Investment Banking
10 83 (1.24%) Front Office
11 75 (1.12%) Back Office
12 50 (0.75%) Games
13 49 (0.73%) Manufacturing
14 39 (0.58%) Financial Institution
15 34 (0.51%) Billing
16 33 (0.49%) Automotive
17 11 (0.16%) Publishing
18 10 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
19 7 (0.10%) Aerospace
20 5 (0.075%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3716 (55.56%) Developer
2 1279 (19.12%) .NET Developer
3 911 (13.62%) C# Developer
4 905 (13.53%) DBA
5 789 (11.80%) SQL DBA
6 784 (11.72%) Analyst
7 681 (10.18%) C# .NET Developer
8 673 (10.06%) Senior Developer
9 619 (9.26%) SQL Developer
10 459 (6.86%) SQL Server DBA
11 422 (6.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 410 (6.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 383 (5.73%) Administrator
14 371 (5.55%) ASP.NET Developer
15 358 (5.35%) Software Developer
16 246 (3.68%) Web Developer
17 244 (3.65%) Senior .NET Developer
18 234 (3.50%) Applications Support
19 213 (3.18%) Junior
20 205 (3.07%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3450 (51.58%) .NET
2 2381 (35.60%) ASP.NET
3 1693 (25.31%) HTML
4 1536 (22.97%) CSS
5 1303 (19.48%) .NET Framework
6 1259 (18.82%) jQuery
7 1123 (16.79%) WCF
8 1114 (16.66%) ASP.NET MVC
9 916 (13.70%) XML
10 889 (13.29%) Web Services
11 696 (10.41%) Ajax
11 696 (10.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 549 (8.21%) HTML5
13 526 (7.86%) LINQ
14 363 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 350 (5.23%) WPF
16 296 (4.43%) CSS3
17 264 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 261 (3.90%) WinForms
19 256 (3.83%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 592 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 510 (7.63%) Clustering
3 345 (5.16%) Replication
4 226 (3.38%) Computer Science
5 160 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
6 142 (2.12%) Management Information System
6 142 (2.12%) N-Tier
7 124 (1.85%) Blackberry
8 107 (1.60%) Data Integration
9 94 (1.41%) User Experience
10 87 (1.30%) Visualisation
11 86 (1.29%) Statistics
12 83 (1.24%) Inversion of Control
13 62 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 59 (0.88%) Data Structures
15 56 (0.84%) Client/Server
16 51 (0.76%) NHS
17 49 (0.73%) Hedge funds
18 48 (0.72%) Mathematics
19 35 (0.52%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2085 (31.18%) Windows
2 991 (14.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 559 (8.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 549 (8.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 322 (4.81%) Linux
6 216 (3.23%) Windows 7
7 166 (2.48%) UNIX
8 143 (2.14%) Android
9 94 (1.41%) Windows XP
10 80 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 71 (1.06%) Windows 8
12 51 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 46 (0.69%) Windows 2000
14 40 (0.60%) Solaris
15 36 (0.54%) Windows Phone
16 33 (0.49%) Windows Vista
17 29 (0.43%) CentOS
18 26 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
19 12 (0.18%) Mac OS
19 12 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1723 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1641 (24.54%) MVC
3 1211 (18.11%) Business Intelligence
4 708 (10.59%) ETL
5 701 (10.48%) TDD
6 657 (9.82%) Scrum
6 657 (9.82%) Performance Tuning
7 618 (9.24%) OO
8 463 (6.92%) CRM
9 409 (6.12%) ITIL
10 379 (5.67%) Software Engineering
11 372 (5.56%) Unit Testing
12 339 (5.07%) Mentoring
13 333 (4.98%) E-Commerce
14 328 (4.90%) Web Development
15 304 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
16 272 (4.07%) OOD
17 259 (3.87%) Migration
18 253 (3.78%) Continuous Integration
19 252 (3.77%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4067 (60.81%) SQL
2 3030 (45.31%) C#
3 2100 (31.40%) T-SQL
4 1744 (26.08%) JavaScript
5 605 (9.05%) VB.NET
6 337 (5.04%) VB
7 289 (4.32%) PowerShell
8 247 (3.69%) Java
9 221 (3.30%) VBA
10 141 (2.11%) PL/SQL
11 127 (1.90%) VB6
12 92 (1.38%) VBScript
13 79 (1.18%) PHP
14 70 (1.05%) Python
15 69 (1.03%) Ruby
16 60 (0.90%) C++
17 58 (0.87%) Perl
18 42 (0.63%) ActionScript
19 39 (0.58%) XPath
20 38 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 745 (11.14%) Degree
2 623 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 280 (4.19%) VCP4
4 211 (3.15%) Security Cleared
5 169 (2.53%) MCITP
6 167 (2.50%) MCSE
7 143 (2.14%) SC Cleared
8 137 (2.05%) MCTS
9 127 (1.90%) MCP
10 108 (1.61%) MCSA
11 91 (1.36%) MCSD
12 87 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
13 65 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 57 (0.85%) MCDBA
14 57 (0.85%) CCNA
15 41 (0.61%) MCAD
16 36 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
17 29 (0.43%) ISEB
18 27 (0.40%) CCNP
18 27 (0.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (3.13%) SLA
2 204 (3.05%) QA
3 22 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.31%) ISO 8583
5 19 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 15 (0.22%) HL7
7 8 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.090%) GAMP
10 4 (0.060%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.045%) COBIT
12 2 (0.030%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.030%) DICOM
12 2 (0.030%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.030%) GPG13
13 1 (0.015%) EMIR
13 1 (0.015%) MiFID
13 1 (0.015%) WCAG
13 1 (0.015%) WAI
System Software
1 731 (10.93%) Active Directory
2 435 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 249 (3.72%) Hyper-V
4 234 (3.50%) vSphere
5 163 (2.44%) XenApp
6 112 (1.67%) VMware ESX
7 110 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
8 74 (1.11%) XenDesktop
9 51 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
10 37 (0.55%) vCloud
11 30 (0.45%) Terminal Services
12 25 (0.37%) XenServer
13 23 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 20 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
15 19 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
16 17 (0.25%) Apache Flume
16 17 (0.25%) HDFS
17 10 (0.15%) DFS Replication
18 9 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 7 (0.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 177 (2.65%) SCCM
2 150 (2.24%) SCOM
3 77 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 71 (1.06%) Backup Exec
5 60 (0.90%) NetBackup
6 40 (0.60%) Opsview
7 39 (0.58%) Data Guard
8 34 (0.51%) Nagios
9 33 (0.49%) SCVMM
10 27 (0.40%) SCOrch
11 23 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
11 23 (0.34%) WSUS
12 18 (0.27%) Puppet
13 16 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
14 15 (0.22%) MOM
15 14 (0.21%) ARCserve
15 14 (0.21%) SCDPM
16 13 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
17 12 (0.18%) Plesk
17 12 (0.18%) cPanel
Vendors
1 3061 (45.77%) Microsoft
2 738 (11.03%) VMware
3 604 (9.03%) Oracle
4 381 (5.70%) Citrix
5 299 (4.47%) Cisco
6 216 (3.23%) HP
7 144 (2.15%) NetApp
8 137 (2.05%) Business Objects
9 118 (1.76%) Dell
10 113 (1.69%) Symantec
11 104 (1.56%) Telerik
12 99 (1.48%) Cognos
13 88 (1.32%) SAP
14 86 (1.29%) Red Hat
15 77 (1.15%) IBM
16 73 (1.09%) CommVault
17 66 (0.99%) CheckPoint
17 66 (0.99%) Informatica
18 55 (0.82%) Tableau
19 48 (0.72%) Veritas
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + PMI + Pension + Life Assurance
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £34,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40K pa + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Comtecs
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 20% bonus + package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus+Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago