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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 90 61 45
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -16
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3169 4544 5556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.07% 4.04% 5.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.93% 12.76% 16.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2813 3997 4968
Average salary £43,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.81% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
31904 35602 34046
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 30.87% 31.65% 32.15%
Number of salaries quoted 27292 30436 29812
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -17 1246 £50,000 +3.09% 153
South East -44 576 £42,500 +6.25% 47
North West -11 322 £37,500 +7.14% 57
East of England -20 267 £45,000 +5.26% 29
Yorkshire -31 233 £37,500 - 30
West Midlands +5 231 £39,500 +5.33% 25
South West -45 155 £40,000 +6.66% 21
East Midlands -23 135 £41,500 +5.06% 21
North East +21 41 £34,500 -13.75% 5
Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6377 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3911 (61.33%) SQL
3 3306 (51.84%) .NET
4 2910 (45.63%) Microsoft
5 2885 (45.24%) C#
6 2275 (35.68%) ASP.NET
7 2138 (33.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 2047 (32.10%) T-SQL
9 1997 (31.32%) Windows
10 1987 (31.16%) SQL Server 2005
11 1858 (29.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1780 (27.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1669 (26.17%) JavaScript
14 1589 (24.92%) HTML
15 1559 (24.45%) Agile Software Development
16 1553 (24.35%) MVC
17 1477 (23.16%) Finance
18 1473 (23.10%) CSS
19 1442 (22.61%) MS Excel
20 1208 (18.94%) .NET Framework
21 1183 (18.55%) jQuery
22 1146 (17.97%) Business Intelligence
23 1050 (16.47%) Visual Studio
24 1044 (16.37%) ASP.NET MVC
25 1010 (15.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 1002 (15.71%) WCF
27 944 (14.80%) Windows Server 2008
28 863 (13.53%) SharePoint
29 857 (13.44%) Data Warehouse
30 846 (13.27%) XML

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 863 (13.53%) SharePoint
2 745 (11.68%) IIS
3 477 (7.48%) MS Exchange
4 365 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 318 (4.99%) SharePoint 2010
6 270 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 230 (3.61%) SharePoint 2013
8 200 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
9 125 (1.96%) CMS
9 125 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
10 103 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
11 99 (1.55%) Lync
12 76 (1.19%) Apache
13 68 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
14 48 (0.75%) Node.js
15 46 (0.72%) Tomcat
16 43 (0.67%) Umbraco
17 42 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
17 42 (0.66%) JBoss
18 38 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1442 (22.61%) MS Excel
2 427 (6.70%) MS Office
3 61 (0.96%) PowerPivot
4 59 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.56%) InfoPath
6 31 (0.49%) MS Project
7 24 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.078%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.078%) SPSS
10 4 (0.063%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.047%) FastStats
11 3 (0.047%) Mingle
12 2 (0.031%) GNU Octave
13 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.016%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.016%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 232 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 30 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 24 (0.38%) Markit EDM
6 13 (0.20%) Google Analytics
6 13 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.17%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 10 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
9 8 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
9 8 (0.13%) Changepoint
9 8 (0.13%) Magento
10 7 (0.11%) SAP Business One
11 5 (0.078%) SunGard GMI
11 5 (0.078%) PeopleSoft HRMS
12 4 (0.063%) Eikon
13 3 (0.047%) Oracle CRM
13 3 (0.047%) SalesLogix
13 3 (0.047%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 232 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 118 (1.85%) SaaS
4 88 (1.38%) Office 365
5 24 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.25%) PaaS
7 13 (0.20%) Mimecast
8 12 (0.19%) IaaS
9 10 (0.16%) GitHub
10 8 (0.13%) CodePlex
11 2 (0.031%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.031%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.031%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.031%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.016%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.016%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.016%) Taleo
12 1 (0.016%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 317 (4.97%) SAN
2 293 (4.59%) Firewall
3 274 (4.30%) DNS
4 237 (3.72%) TCP/IP
5 208 (3.26%) DHCP
6 154 (2.41%) Internet
7 136 (2.13%) WAN
8 130 (2.04%) VPN
9 125 (1.96%) LAN
10 90 (1.41%) NAS
11 88 (1.38%) HTTP
12 83 (1.30%) Intranet
13 58 (0.91%) SMTP
14 48 (0.75%) SSL
15 40 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
16 34 (0.53%) VLAN
17 32 (0.50%) Wireless
17 32 (0.50%) VoIP
17 32 (0.50%) NetScaler
18 30 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6377 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2138 (33.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 1987 (31.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 1858 (29.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1780 (27.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1010 (15.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 857 (13.44%) Data Warehouse
8 445 (6.98%) Relational Database
9 366 (5.74%) SQL Server 2000
10 249 (3.90%) Oracle Database
11 243 (3.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 222 (3.48%) OLAP
13 186 (2.92%) MySQL
14 168 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
15 167 (2.62%) RDBMS
16 162 (2.54%) Big Data
17 131 (2.05%) Crystal Reports
17 131 (2.05%) DTS
18 108 (1.69%) QlikView
19 91 (1.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1050 (16.47%) Visual Studio
2 638 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 261 (4.09%) NUnit
4 195 (3.06%) Subversion
5 163 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 122 (1.91%) Git (software)
7 115 (1.80%) TeamCity
8 109 (1.71%) Moq
9 87 (1.36%) JIRA
10 81 (1.27%) ReSharper
10 81 (1.27%) MSTest
11 67 (1.05%) CruiseControl
12 65 (1.02%) SpecFlow
13 64 (1.00%) Rhino Mocks
14 51 (0.80%) Selenium
15 42 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 34 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
16 34 (0.53%) MSBuild
17 31 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
18 22 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1477 (23.16%) Finance
2 313 (4.91%) Banking
3 274 (4.30%) Marketing
4 250 (3.92%) Retail
5 117 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 105 (1.65%) Advertising
7 100 (1.57%) Investment Banking
8 86 (1.35%) Law
8 86 (1.35%) Front Office
9 85 (1.33%) Legal
10 68 (1.07%) Back Office
11 56 (0.88%) Games
12 46 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 42 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 33 (0.52%) Automotive
15 31 (0.49%) Billing
16 13 (0.20%) Publishing
17 11 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.17%) Local Government
18 10 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3565 (55.90%) Developer
2 1293 (20.28%) .NET Developer
3 910 (14.27%) DBA
4 858 (13.45%) C# Developer
5 782 (12.26%) SQL DBA
6 684 (10.73%) Analyst
7 672 (10.54%) C# .NET Developer
8 609 (9.55%) Senior Developer
9 582 (9.13%) SQL Developer
10 452 (7.09%) SQL Server DBA
11 415 (6.51%) Administrator
12 405 (6.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 378 (5.93%) ASP.NET Developer
14 377 (5.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 352 (5.52%) Software Developer
16 230 (3.61%) Senior .NET Developer
17 214 (3.36%) Web Developer
18 208 (3.26%) Consultant
19 207 (3.25%) Applications Support
20 187 (2.93%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3306 (51.84%) .NET
2 2275 (35.68%) ASP.NET
3 1589 (24.92%) HTML
4 1473 (23.10%) CSS
5 1208 (18.94%) .NET Framework
6 1183 (18.55%) jQuery
7 1044 (16.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1002 (15.71%) WCF
9 846 (13.27%) XML
10 811 (12.72%) Web Services
11 695 (10.90%) Entity Framework
12 661 (10.37%) Ajax
13 505 (7.92%) HTML5
14 482 (7.56%) LINQ
15 327 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 294 (4.61%) WPF
17 290 (4.55%) CSS3
18 261 (4.09%) AngularJS
19 250 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 222 (3.48%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 499 (7.82%) Clustering
2 489 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
3 335 (5.25%) Replication
4 213 (3.34%) Computer Science
5 153 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
6 126 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 117 (1.83%) N-Tier
8 107 (1.68%) Data Integration
9 105 (1.65%) User Experience
10 100 (1.57%) Blackberry
11 80 (1.25%) Statistics
11 80 (1.25%) Visualisation
12 69 (1.08%) Mobile App
13 67 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
14 62 (0.97%) Client/Server
15 61 (0.96%) Hedge funds
16 45 (0.71%) Mathematics
17 44 (0.69%) Data Structures
18 43 (0.67%) NHS
19 42 (0.66%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1997 (31.32%) Windows
2 944 (14.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 555 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 490 (7.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 340 (5.33%) Linux
6 215 (3.37%) Windows 7
7 167 (2.62%) UNIX
8 114 (1.79%) Android
9 91 (1.43%) Windows XP
10 76 (1.19%) Windows 8
11 60 (0.94%) Apple iOS
12 53 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 51 (0.80%) Windows 2000
14 38 (0.60%) Solaris
15 31 (0.49%) Windows Phone
16 27 (0.42%) CentOS
17 23 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
17 23 (0.36%) Windows Vista
18 13 (0.20%) Ubuntu
19 12 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1559 (24.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1553 (24.35%) MVC
3 1146 (17.97%) Business Intelligence
4 678 (10.63%) Performance Tuning
5 667 (10.46%) ETL
6 603 (9.46%) TDD
7 569 (8.92%) Scrum
8 552 (8.66%) OO
9 415 (6.51%) CRM
10 382 (5.99%) ITIL
11 344 (5.39%) Software Engineering
12 339 (5.32%) Unit Testing
13 307 (4.81%) Mentoring
14 298 (4.67%) Web Development
15 295 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
16 283 (4.44%) E-Commerce
17 271 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
18 243 (3.81%) OOD
18 243 (3.81%) Migration
19 241 (3.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3911 (61.33%) SQL
2 2885 (45.24%) C#
3 2047 (32.10%) T-SQL
4 1669 (26.17%) JavaScript
5 601 (9.42%) VB.NET
6 320 (5.02%) VB
7 283 (4.44%) PowerShell
8 244 (3.83%) Java
9 179 (2.81%) VBA
10 125 (1.96%) PL/SQL
11 124 (1.94%) VB6
12 85 (1.33%) VBScript
13 78 (1.22%) Python
14 77 (1.21%) PHP
15 75 (1.18%) Ruby
16 67 (1.05%) Perl
17 57 (0.89%) C++
18 52 (0.82%) ActionScript
19 45 (0.71%) C
20 40 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 708 (11.10%) Degree
2 567 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 204 (3.20%) Security Cleared
4 159 (2.49%) SC Cleared
4 159 (2.49%) MCSE
5 157 (2.46%) MCITP
6 122 (1.91%) MCP
7 119 (1.87%) MCTS
8 101 (1.58%) MCSA
9 94 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
10 88 (1.38%) MCSD
11 64 (1.00%) CCNA
12 55 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 47 (0.74%) MCDBA
14 39 (0.61%) DV Cleared
15 38 (0.60%) MCAD
15 38 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
16 29 (0.45%) ISTQB
17 25 (0.39%) MCPD
17 25 (0.39%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (3.43%) QA
2 183 (2.87%) SLA
3 25 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.24%) HL7
6 13 (0.20%) ISO 8583
7 7 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.078%) GAMP
9 3 (0.047%) COBIT
10 2 (0.031%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.031%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.031%) GPG13
10 2 (0.031%) FISMA
10 2 (0.031%) DICOM
11 1 (0.016%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.016%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.016%) EMIR
11 1 (0.016%) MiFID
System Software
1 685 (10.74%) Active Directory
2 406 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 253 (3.97%) Hyper-V
4 228 (3.58%) vSphere
5 152 (2.38%) XenApp
6 120 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
7 105 (1.65%) VMware ESX
8 82 (1.29%) XenDesktop
9 59 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
10 37 (0.58%) vCloud
11 35 (0.55%) Terminal Services
12 27 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
13 24 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 22 (0.34%) XenServer
15 16 (0.25%) Apache Flume
15 16 (0.25%) HDFS
16 14 (0.22%) ISA Server
17 11 (0.17%) UAG
18 9 (0.14%) Oracle Clusterware
18 9 (0.14%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 179 (2.81%) SCCM
2 139 (2.18%) SCOM
3 74 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 71 (1.11%) Backup Exec
5 61 (0.96%) NetBackup
6 49 (0.77%) Data Guard
7 39 (0.61%) Opsview
8 32 (0.50%) Nagios
9 25 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
10 23 (0.36%) SCVMM
11 22 (0.34%) Puppet
11 22 (0.34%) SCOrch
12 20 (0.31%) WSUS
13 14 (0.22%) ARCserve
13 14 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
15 12 (0.19%) Plesk
15 12 (0.19%) cPanel
15 12 (0.19%) Webmin
16 11 (0.17%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 2910 (45.63%) Microsoft
2 684 (10.73%) VMware
3 506 (7.93%) Oracle
4 340 (5.33%) Citrix
5 282 (4.42%) Cisco
6 178 (2.79%) HP
7 135 (2.12%) Business Objects
8 123 (1.93%) NetApp
9 115 (1.80%) SAP
10 110 (1.72%) Symantec
11 103 (1.62%) Cognos
12 96 (1.51%) Dell
13 90 (1.41%) Red Hat
14 68 (1.07%) Telerik
15 63 (0.99%) IBM
16 62 (0.97%) Informatica
17 60 (0.94%) CommVault
17 60 (0.94%) Tableau
18 58 (0.91%) CheckPoint
19 49 (0.77%) Sybase
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benifits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + excellent bonus+benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
LA International
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leyland, Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday