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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 79 59 38
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -21
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3480 4398 6322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.31% 4.30% 5.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.13% 13.28% 17.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3114 3872 5868
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 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,700 £58,400 £55,000
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
31267 33109 35893
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 29.77% 32.38% 32.92%
Number of salaries quoted 26995 28413 32280
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -8 1317 £50,000 - 97
South East -56 567 £42,500 +2.40% 54
North West +2 341 £37,608 +7.45% 25
West Midlands 0 315 £37,500 +2.04% 26
East of England -17 290 £45,000 +12.50% 35
Yorkshire -37 271 £40,000 +9.58% 27
South West -12 225 £40,000 +6.66% 51
East Midlands -23 137 £37,500 -1.31% 16
North East +6 35 £30,000 -29.41% 10
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6814 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4140 (60.76%) SQL
3 3540 (51.95%) .NET
4 3116 (45.73%) C#
5 3053 (44.80%) Microsoft
6 2386 (35.02%) ASP.NET
7 2311 (33.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 2273 (33.36%) T-SQL
9 2181 (32.01%) SQL Server 2012
10 2111 (30.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2082 (30.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1990 (29.20%) Windows
13 1838 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
14 1718 (25.21%) JavaScript
15 1668 (24.48%) HTML
16 1652 (24.24%) MVC
17 1586 (23.28%) MS Excel
18 1464 (21.49%) CSS
19 1412 (20.72%) Finance
20 1367 (20.06%) .NET Framework
21 1333 (19.56%) Business Intelligence
22 1284 (18.84%) jQuery
23 1162 (17.05%) WCF
24 1157 (16.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 1100 (16.14%) Visual Studio
26 1097 (16.10%) ASP.NET MVC
27 1040 (15.26%) Data Warehouse
28 998 (14.65%) XML
29 962 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
30 957 (14.04%) SharePoint

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 957 (14.04%) SharePoint
2 715 (10.49%) IIS
3 497 (7.29%) MS Exchange
4 353 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 316 (4.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 248 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 230 (3.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 141 (2.07%) CMS
9 133 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
10 105 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
11 104 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
12 92 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
13 73 (1.07%) Lync
14 61 (0.90%) SAS
15 59 (0.87%) Apache
15 59 (0.87%) Tomcat
16 55 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
17 48 (0.70%) Umbraco
18 36 (0.53%) WebSphere
19 35 (0.51%) JBoss
Applications
1 1586 (23.28%) MS Excel
2 419 (6.15%) MS Office
3 116 (1.70%) PowerPivot
4 50 (0.73%) InfoPath
5 38 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 26 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 26 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
7 23 (0.34%) MS Project
8 14 (0.21%) Fireworks
9 12 (0.18%) SPSS
10 6 (0.088%) Mingle
11 4 (0.059%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.029%) FastStats
13 2 (0.029%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.015%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 189 (2.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (1.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 42 (0.62%) Markit EDM
4 38 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
5 29 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
6 26 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
7 19 (0.28%) Magento
8 18 (0.26%) Sophis RISQUE
9 13 (0.19%) Towers Watson Igloo
10 11 (0.16%) SalesLogix
11 9 (0.13%) SAP Business One
12 8 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
13 7 (0.10%) Agresso
13 7 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 6 (0.088%) PeopleSoft HRMS
14 6 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
15 4 (0.059%) ReMetrica
15 4 (0.059%) GoldMine
16 3 (0.044%) Dynamics GP
16 3 (0.044%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 219 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (1.14%) Office 365
3 71 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (1.04%) SaaS
4 44 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (0.28%) PaaS
6 18 (0.26%) IaaS
7 8 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.12%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.073%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.059%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.044%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.029%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.029%) GitHub
12 1 (0.015%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 400 (5.87%) SAN
2 277 (4.07%) DNS
3 264 (3.87%) Firewall
4 257 (3.77%) TCP/IP
5 236 (3.46%) Internet
6 197 (2.89%) DHCP
7 167 (2.45%) Intranet
8 156 (2.29%) LAN
9 152 (2.23%) WAN
10 122 (1.79%) VPN
11 102 (1.50%) NAS
12 76 (1.12%) HTTP
13 69 (1.01%) Extranet
14 64 (0.94%) FTP
15 55 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
16 53 (0.78%) SSL
17 45 (0.66%) VoIP
18 38 (0.56%) SMTP
19 33 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
20 29 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6814 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2311 (33.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 2181 (32.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 2111 (30.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2082 (30.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1157 (16.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1040 (15.26%) Data Warehouse
8 565 (8.29%) Relational Database
9 407 (5.97%) SQL Server 2000
10 363 (5.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 301 (4.42%) OLAP
12 292 (4.29%) Oracle Database
13 211 (3.10%) MySQL
14 190 (2.79%) RDBMS
15 161 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
16 158 (2.32%) Crystal Reports
17 141 (2.07%) QlikView
18 133 (1.95%) Big Data
19 127 (1.86%) DTS
20 112 (1.64%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1100 (16.14%) Visual Studio
2 741 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 296 (4.34%) NUnit
4 271 (3.98%) Subversion
5 194 (2.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 179 (2.63%) Git (software)
7 129 (1.89%) Moq
8 121 (1.78%) TeamCity
9 91 (1.34%) SpecFlow
10 84 (1.23%) CruiseControl
11 78 (1.14%) MSTest
12 75 (1.10%) Rhino Mocks
13 62 (0.91%) ReSharper
13 62 (0.91%) Selenium
14 54 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 50 (0.73%) MSBuild
16 47 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
17 42 (0.62%) JIRA
18 40 (0.59%) Cucumber
19 26 (0.38%) Jenkins
General
1 1412 (20.72%) Finance
2 291 (4.27%) Marketing
3 283 (4.15%) Banking
4 281 (4.12%) Retail
5 146 (2.14%) Law
6 135 (1.98%) Advertising
7 127 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 122 (1.79%) Legal
9 85 (1.25%) Investment Banking
10 70 (1.03%) Front Office
11 68 (1.00%) Back Office
12 67 (0.98%) Games
13 42 (0.62%) Manufacturing
14 40 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 30 (0.44%) Billing
16 26 (0.38%) Automotive
17 22 (0.32%) Publishing
18 11 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
19 9 (0.13%) Aerospace
20 7 (0.10%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3921 (57.54%) Developer
2 1276 (18.73%) .NET Developer
3 989 (14.51%) C# Developer
4 857 (12.58%) DBA
5 837 (12.28%) Analyst
6 719 (10.55%) Senior Developer
7 717 (10.52%) SQL DBA
8 706 (10.36%) C# .NET Developer
9 698 (10.24%) SQL Developer
10 486 (7.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 409 (6.00%) Software Developer
12 408 (5.99%) Administrator
13 391 (5.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 381 (5.59%) SQL Server DBA
15 344 (5.05%) ASP.NET Developer
16 315 (4.62%) Web Developer
17 256 (3.76%) Applications Support
18 255 (3.74%) Senior .NET Developer
19 246 (3.61%) Support Analyst
20 219 (3.21%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3540 (51.95%) .NET
2 2386 (35.02%) ASP.NET
3 1668 (24.48%) HTML
4 1464 (21.49%) CSS
5 1367 (20.06%) .NET Framework
6 1284 (18.84%) jQuery
7 1162 (17.05%) WCF
8 1097 (16.10%) ASP.NET MVC
9 998 (14.65%) XML
10 949 (13.93%) Web Services
11 676 (9.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 637 (9.35%) Ajax
13 533 (7.82%) HTML5
14 470 (6.90%) LINQ
15 417 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 410 (6.02%) WPF
17 312 (4.58%) SOAP
18 305 (4.48%) WinForms
19 273 (4.01%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 272 (3.99%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 681 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
2 462 (6.78%) Clustering
3 328 (4.81%) Replication
4 301 (4.42%) Computer Science
5 198 (2.91%) Management Information System
6 185 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
7 149 (2.19%) N-Tier
8 117 (1.72%) Data Integration
9 96 (1.41%) Blackberry
10 93 (1.36%) Client/Server
11 90 (1.32%) Visualisation
12 88 (1.29%) User Experience
13 81 (1.19%) Data Structures
14 74 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
15 73 (1.07%) Mobile App
16 66 (0.97%) Hedge funds
17 60 (0.88%) Mathematics
18 57 (0.84%) Data Extraction
19 54 (0.79%) Statistics
20 42 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1990 (29.20%) Windows
2 962 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 588 (8.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 491 (7.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 319 (4.68%) Linux
6 227 (3.33%) Windows 7
7 116 (1.70%) UNIX
8 105 (1.54%) Android
9 104 (1.53%) Windows XP
10 89 (1.31%) Windows 8
11 67 (0.98%) Apple iOS
12 64 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 37 (0.54%) CentOS
14 34 (0.50%) Windows 2000
15 28 (0.41%) Solaris
15 28 (0.41%) Windows Vista
16 22 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
17 15 (0.22%) Windows Phone
18 14 (0.21%) Mac OS X
19 8 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1838 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1652 (24.24%) MVC
3 1333 (19.56%) Business Intelligence
4 805 (11.81%) ETL
5 718 (10.54%) TDD
6 699 (10.26%) OO
7 697 (10.23%) Performance Tuning
8 682 (10.01%) Scrum
9 422 (6.19%) ITIL
9 422 (6.19%) CRM
10 407 (5.97%) Web Development
11 387 (5.68%) E-Commerce
12 382 (5.61%) Unit Testing
13 381 (5.59%) Mentoring
14 346 (5.08%) Software Engineering
15 334 (4.90%) Data Modelling
16 292 (4.29%) OOD
17 281 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
18 260 (3.82%) Continuous Integration
19 245 (3.60%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4140 (60.76%) SQL
2 3116 (45.73%) C#
3 2273 (33.36%) T-SQL
4 1718 (25.21%) JavaScript
5 656 (9.63%) VB.NET
6 363 (5.33%) VB
7 282 (4.14%) PowerShell
8 253 (3.71%) Java
9 244 (3.58%) VBA
10 131 (1.92%) VB6
10 131 (1.92%) PL/SQL
11 111 (1.63%) VBScript
12 88 (1.29%) PHP
13 75 (1.10%) XPath
14 56 (0.82%) C++
15 51 (0.75%) Ruby
16 46 (0.68%) Perl
17 44 (0.65%) C
17 44 (0.65%) Python
18 31 (0.45%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 736 (10.80%) Degree
2 558 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 184 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 163 (2.39%) MCSE
5 144 (2.11%) MCITP
6 129 (1.89%) MCTS
7 105 (1.54%) MCP
8 94 (1.38%) SC Cleared
9 88 (1.29%) MCSA
10 86 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 75 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
12 59 (0.87%) MCSD
13 55 (0.81%) CCNA
14 47 (0.69%) MCDBA
15 34 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
16 33 (0.48%) ISEB
16 33 (0.48%) CCA
17 29 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
18 27 (0.40%) CCNP
19 26 (0.38%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (3.26%) SLA
2 207 (3.04%) QA
3 23 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.21%) GAMP
5 14 (0.21%) WCAG
5 14 (0.21%) WAI
6 13 (0.19%) ISO 8583
7 10 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.12%) HL7
10 4 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.059%) GPG13
11 3 (0.044%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.029%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.029%) DICOM
12 2 (0.029%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.015%) Basel III
13 1 (0.015%) COBIT
13 1 (0.015%) BS7799
System Software
1 698 (10.24%) Active Directory
2 416 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 245 (3.60%) Hyper-V
4 207 (3.04%) vSphere
5 144 (2.11%) XenApp
6 136 (2.00%) VMware ESX
7 84 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
8 70 (1.03%) XenDesktop
9 41 (0.60%) XenServer
10 36 (0.53%) vCloud
11 28 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 26 (0.38%) Terminal Services
13 20 (0.29%) HDFS
14 17 (0.25%) Apache Flume
15 16 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
16 14 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
17 11 (0.16%) DFS Replication
18 9 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
18 9 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
18 9 (0.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 156 (2.29%) SCCM
2 104 (1.53%) SCOM
3 65 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
4 64 (0.94%) NetBackup
5 59 (0.87%) Backup Exec
6 30 (0.44%) Nagios
7 28 (0.41%) WSUS
8 26 (0.38%) Data Guard
9 25 (0.37%) SCVMM
10 24 (0.35%) SCOrch
11 22 (0.32%) MOM
11 22 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 19 (0.28%) Puppet
12 19 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
13 18 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 18 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
13 18 (0.26%) Opsview
14 15 (0.22%) SCDPM
15 14 (0.21%) HP SIM
16 13 (0.19%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 3053 (44.80%) Microsoft
2 685 (10.05%) VMware
3 677 (9.94%) Oracle
4 332 (4.87%) Citrix
5 290 (4.26%) Cisco
6 237 (3.48%) HP
7 157 (2.30%) NetApp
8 148 (2.17%) Business Objects
9 136 (2.00%) Cognos
10 128 (1.88%) Dell
11 122 (1.79%) Telerik
12 116 (1.70%) IBM
13 104 (1.53%) SAP
14 93 (1.36%) Symantec
15 69 (1.01%) CommVault
16 65 (0.95%) Informatica
17 63 (0.92%) Red Hat
18 51 (0.75%) EMC
19 49 (0.72%) CheckPoint
19 49 (0.72%) AppSense
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £37559 - £43000 per annum + pension & health
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: Circa £340-360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 45-50k
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
83Zero
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £21216 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Intapeople
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago