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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 101 74 52
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -22
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2878 3944 4610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.79% 3.52% 4.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.82% 11.21% 14.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2500 3556 4109
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,350 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,001
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
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
32643 35169 32337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 31.68% 31.37% 31.47%
Number of salaries quoted 27856 30462 28324
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -23 1166 £50,000 - 129
South East -21 571 £42,500 - 65
North West -17 266 £40,000 +6.66% 55
East of England -38 214 £45,000 +5.88% 25
Yorkshire -27 203 £37,500 - 30
West Midlands -10 169 £39,000 +11.42% 28
South West -26 165 £37,500 - 40
East Midlands -23 112 £43,000 +10.25% 12
North East -1 21 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Midlands +1 11 £55,000 +29.41% 1
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 6108 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3767 (61.67%) SQL
3 3105 (50.83%) .NET
4 2826 (46.27%) Microsoft
5 2741 (44.88%) C#
6 2117 (34.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 2106 (34.48%) ASP.NET
8 1938 (31.73%) T-SQL
9 1886 (30.88%) Windows
10 1856 (30.39%) SQL Server 2005
11 1787 (29.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1708 (27.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1675 (27.42%) JavaScript
14 1532 (25.08%) MVC
15 1528 (25.02%) HTML
16 1457 (23.85%) Agile Software Development
17 1427 (23.36%) MS Excel
17 1427 (23.36%) Finance
18 1419 (23.23%) CSS
19 1178 (19.29%) .NET Framework
20 1162 (19.02%) jQuery
21 1039 (17.01%) Business Intelligence
22 991 (16.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 972 (15.91%) Visual Studio
24 926 (15.16%) ASP.NET MVC
25 901 (14.75%) WCF
26 897 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
27 787 (12.88%) XML
28 783 (12.82%) SharePoint
29 762 (12.48%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 783 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 725 (11.87%) IIS
3 471 (7.71%) MS Exchange
4 357 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 277 (4.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 245 (4.01%) BizTalk Server
7 231 (3.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 216 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 143 (2.34%) CMS
10 131 (2.14%) Lync
11 117 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
12 85 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
13 78 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
14 71 (1.16%) Apache
15 49 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 44 (0.72%) Umbraco
17 39 (0.64%) Node.js
18 38 (0.62%) JBoss
19 37 (0.61%) Tomcat
19 37 (0.61%) SAS
Applications
1 1427 (23.36%) MS Excel
2 383 (6.27%) MS Office
3 43 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 35 (0.57%) PowerPivot
5 24 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (0.23%) MS Project
7 13 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 9 (0.15%) SPSS
9 8 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.098%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.065%) GNU Octave
13 3 (0.049%) Mingle
13 3 (0.049%) ProjectWise
14 2 (0.033%) FastStats
14 2 (0.033%) Stata
Business Applications
1 234 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 34 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 30 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 17 (0.28%) Northgate Housing
5 17 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 16 (0.26%) Changepoint
7 12 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 11 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
8 11 (0.18%) SAP Business One
8 11 (0.18%) Markit EDM
9 7 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (0.082%) SunGard GMI
12 4 (0.065%) Primavera
12 4 (0.065%) Sophis RISQUE
12 4 (0.065%) Eikon
13 3 (0.049%) HFM
14 2 (0.033%) Visualfiles
14 2 (0.033%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 287 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 121 (1.98%) SaaS
4 73 (1.20%) Office 365
5 15 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.21%) IaaS
7 12 (0.20%) GitHub
7 12 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 12 (0.20%) PaaS
8 11 (0.18%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.13%) CodePlex
10 7 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.065%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.065%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.033%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.033%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.016%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.016%) Taleo
13 1 (0.016%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 307 (5.03%) DNS
2 287 (4.70%) SAN
3 242 (3.96%) Firewall
4 205 (3.36%) DHCP
5 202 (3.31%) TCP/IP
6 148 (2.42%) Internet
7 129 (2.11%) VPN
8 119 (1.95%) LAN
9 110 (1.80%) WAN
10 89 (1.46%) HTTP
11 88 (1.44%) SMTP
12 83 (1.36%) Intranet
13 73 (1.20%) NAS
14 50 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
14 50 (0.82%) VLAN
15 43 (0.70%) VoIP
16 40 (0.65%) SSL
17 38 (0.62%) NetScaler
18 35 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
19 33 (0.54%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6108 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2117 (34.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 1856 (30.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 1787 (29.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1708 (27.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 991 (16.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 762 (12.48%) Data Warehouse
8 390 (6.39%) Relational Database
9 385 (6.30%) SQL Server 2000
10 270 (4.42%) Oracle Database
11 192 (3.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 190 (3.11%) Oracle Database 11g
13 173 (2.83%) OLAP
13 173 (2.83%) MySQL
14 151 (2.47%) Big Data
15 135 (2.21%) DTS
16 128 (2.10%) Crystal Reports
16 128 (2.10%) RDBMS
17 92 (1.51%) QlikView
18 78 (1.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 972 (15.91%) Visual Studio
2 636 (10.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 241 (3.95%) NUnit
4 181 (2.96%) Subversion
5 157 (2.57%) Git (software)
6 142 (2.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 126 (2.06%) TeamCity
8 78 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 76 (1.24%) JIRA
9 76 (1.24%) Moq
10 64 (1.05%) CruiseControl
11 62 (1.02%) MSTest
12 57 (0.93%) ReSharper
13 54 (0.88%) MSBuild
14 52 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
15 46 (0.75%) Selenium
16 40 (0.65%) Rhino Mocks
17 36 (0.59%) SpecFlow
18 28 (0.46%) Jenkins
19 24 (0.39%) NuGet
General
1 1427 (23.36%) Finance
2 307 (5.03%) Banking
3 264 (4.32%) Retail
4 202 (3.31%) Marketing
5 132 (2.16%) Legal
6 117 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 84 (1.38%) Front Office
8 80 (1.31%) Investment Banking
9 74 (1.21%) Law
10 73 (1.20%) Advertising
11 70 (1.15%) Games
12 65 (1.06%) Back Office
13 56 (0.92%) Manufacturing
14 48 (0.79%) Publishing
15 42 (0.69%) Financial Institution
16 36 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
17 30 (0.49%) Automotive
18 19 (0.31%) Billing
19 16 (0.26%) Local Government
20 14 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3348 (54.81%) Developer
2 1211 (19.83%) .NET Developer
3 969 (15.86%) DBA
4 818 (13.39%) SQL DBA
5 754 (12.34%) C# Developer
6 611 (10.00%) Analyst
7 605 (9.91%) Senior Developer
7 605 (9.91%) C# .NET Developer
8 509 (8.33%) SQL Developer
9 471 (7.71%) SQL Server DBA
10 426 (6.97%) Administrator
11 376 (6.16%) Software Developer
12 358 (5.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 336 (5.50%) ASP.NET Developer
14 333 (5.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 244 (3.99%) Senior .NET Developer
16 196 (3.21%) Web Developer
16 196 (3.21%) Applications Support
17 186 (3.05%) Support Analyst
18 185 (3.03%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3105 (50.83%) .NET
2 2106 (34.48%) ASP.NET
3 1528 (25.02%) HTML
4 1419 (23.23%) CSS
5 1178 (19.29%) .NET Framework
6 1162 (19.02%) jQuery
7 926 (15.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 901 (14.75%) WCF
9 787 (12.88%) XML
10 722 (11.82%) Web Services
11 678 (11.10%) Entity Framework
12 597 (9.77%) Ajax
13 469 (7.68%) HTML5
14 436 (7.14%) LINQ
15 289 (4.73%) CSS3
16 272 (4.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 264 (4.32%) AngularJS
18 217 (3.55%) ASP.NET Web API
19 209 (3.42%) WPF
19 209 (3.42%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 539 (8.82%) Clustering
2 436 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 419 (6.86%) Replication
4 237 (3.88%) Computer Science
5 157 (2.57%) Management Information System
6 142 (2.32%) Data Centre
7 108 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 101 (1.65%) User Experience
9 92 (1.51%) Mobile App
10 90 (1.47%) Statistics
11 85 (1.39%) Blackberry
12 82 (1.34%) Data Integration
13 77 (1.26%) Visualisation
14 72 (1.18%) N-Tier
15 71 (1.16%) Hedge funds
16 67 (1.10%) Client/Server
17 58 (0.95%) NHS
18 55 (0.90%) Mathematics
19 45 (0.74%) Derivative
20 37 (0.61%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1886 (30.88%) Windows
2 897 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 520 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 455 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 305 (4.99%) Linux
6 192 (3.14%) Windows 7
7 164 (2.69%) UNIX
8 106 (1.74%) Android
9 90 (1.47%) Windows XP
10 54 (0.88%) Windows 8
11 53 (0.87%) Apple iOS
12 46 (0.75%) Windows 2000
13 45 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 26 (0.43%) Windows Phone
15 19 (0.31%) Windows Vista
16 18 (0.29%) Solaris
17 17 (0.28%) AIX
17 17 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
18 15 (0.25%) CentOS
19 14 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1532 (25.08%) MVC
2 1457 (23.85%) Agile Software Development
3 1039 (17.01%) Business Intelligence
4 735 (12.03%) Performance Tuning
5 575 (9.41%) ETL
6 542 (8.87%) Scrum
7 522 (8.55%) OO
8 478 (7.83%) TDD
9 383 (6.27%) CRM
10 372 (6.09%) ITIL
11 331 (5.42%) Unit Testing
12 326 (5.34%) SDLC
13 294 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
14 288 (4.72%) Web Development
15 284 (4.65%) Mentoring
16 273 (4.47%) Software Engineering
17 256 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
17 256 (4.19%) Migration
18 246 (4.03%) Project Management
19 244 (3.99%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3767 (61.67%) SQL
2 2741 (44.88%) C#
3 1938 (31.73%) T-SQL
4 1675 (27.42%) JavaScript
5 550 (9.00%) VB.NET
6 356 (5.83%) PowerShell
7 268 (4.39%) VB
8 267 (4.37%) Java
9 128 (2.10%) VBA
10 108 (1.77%) VB6
11 107 (1.75%) PL/SQL
12 96 (1.57%) VBScript
12 96 (1.57%) PHP
13 93 (1.52%) Perl
14 81 (1.33%) Ruby
15 75 (1.23%) ActionScript
16 72 (1.18%) Python
17 65 (1.06%) C++
18 60 (0.98%) ActionScript 2.0
19 56 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 657 (10.76%) Degree
2 557 (9.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 178 (2.91%) MCSE
4 170 (2.78%) MCITP
5 161 (2.64%) Security Cleared
6 133 (2.18%) SC Cleared
7 116 (1.90%) MCSA
8 98 (1.60%) MCP
8 98 (1.60%) MCTS
9 90 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
10 86 (1.41%) MCSD
11 71 (1.16%) CCNA
12 56 (0.92%) HND
13 55 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 43 (0.70%) MCAD
15 41 (0.67%) DV Cleared
16 35 (0.57%) MCDBA
17 26 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
17 26 (0.43%) ISTQB
17 26 (0.43%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (3.96%) QA
2 189 (3.09%) SLA
3 23 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.28%) HL7
6 17 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.15%) SNOMED CT
8 8 (0.13%) GAMP
9 7 (0.11%) ISO 8583
10 3 (0.049%) TickIT
10 3 (0.049%) COBIT
11 2 (0.033%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.033%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.016%) EMIR
12 1 (0.016%) MiFID
System Software
1 660 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 350 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 228 (3.73%) vSphere
4 222 (3.63%) Hyper-V
5 132 (2.16%) XenApp
6 122 (2.00%) VMware ESX
7 112 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
8 89 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
9 60 (0.98%) XenDesktop
10 46 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
11 36 (0.59%) Terminal Services
12 29 (0.47%) vCloud
13 26 (0.43%) UAG
14 17 (0.28%) XenServer
15 16 (0.26%) Firmware
16 14 (0.23%) BitLocker
17 12 (0.20%) ISA Server
18 9 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 9 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 9 (0.15%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 185 (3.03%) SCCM
2 128 (2.10%) SCOM
3 78 (1.28%) Data Guard
4 67 (1.10%) Backup Exec
5 54 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 41 (0.67%) NetBackup
7 36 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
8 34 (0.56%) WSUS
9 28 (0.46%) Opsview
10 21 (0.34%) Nagios
11 18 (0.29%) AirWatch
12 15 (0.25%) Puppet
13 14 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
14 13 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (0.21%) SCOrch
15 12 (0.20%) SCVMM
16 10 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 8 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 8 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 8 (0.13%) Plesk
Vendors
1 2826 (46.27%) Microsoft
2 628 (10.28%) VMware
3 533 (8.73%) Oracle
4 306 (5.01%) Citrix
5 232 (3.80%) Cisco
6 168 (2.75%) HP
7 115 (1.88%) Business Objects
8 114 (1.87%) Dell
9 111 (1.82%) SAP
10 106 (1.74%) Symantec
11 89 (1.46%) Cognos
12 86 (1.41%) NetApp
13 72 (1.18%) Tableau
14 71 (1.16%) IBM
15 68 (1.11%) Red Hat
16 65 (1.06%) Sybase
17 53 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
18 49 (0.80%) EMC
18 49 (0.80%) Telerik
19 48 (0.79%) CommVault
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Camberley, Surrey
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Inter-vention UK
Salary: Fantastic salary and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West London
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 35k-40k
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sale, Cheshire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Salary £23,778 - £26,198
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Oracle
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago