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 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 86 63 42
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -21
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3335 3995 6034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 3.12% 4.01% 5.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.17% 12.74% 17.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3016 3604 5655
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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 £37,500 £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
32791 31355 34274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 30.64% 31.50% 31.23%
Number of salaries quoted 27898 27426 30397
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 £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 12 September 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 12 September 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 -13 1343 £50,000 - 146
South East -48 587 £43,500 +8.75% 83
North West +2 336 £37,500 +7.14% 61
Yorkshire -32 263 £37,500 +13.63% 34
East of England -24 233 £43,500 +16.00% 27
West Midlands -2 232 £35,000 -6.66% 28
South West -13 204 £37,000 +1.36% 34
East Midlands -28 126 £40,000 +6.66% 13
North East -17 28 £33,500 +3.07% 8
Midlands - 1 £24,000 -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 7588 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4616 (60.83%) SQL
3 4081 (53.78%) .NET
4 3667 (48.33%) C#
5 3223 (42.47%) Microsoft
6 2876 (37.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 2736 (36.06%) T-SQL
8 2624 (34.58%) ASP.NET
9 2490 (32.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2469 (32.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2350 (30.97%) SQL Server 2012
12 2021 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
13 1980 (26.09%) Windows
14 1898 (25.01%) JavaScript
15 1813 (23.89%) HTML
16 1812 (23.88%) MVC
17 1676 (22.09%) MS Excel
18 1602 (21.11%) CSS
19 1502 (19.79%) Finance
20 1499 (19.75%) .NET Framework
21 1493 (19.68%) Business Intelligence
22 1403 (18.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 1359 (17.91%) jQuery
24 1282 (16.90%) XML
25 1265 (16.67%) WCF
26 1241 (16.35%) Visual Studio
27 1150 (15.16%) Web Services
28 1120 (14.76%) Data Warehouse
29 1086 (14.31%) ASP.NET MVC
30 922 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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
1 884 (11.65%) SharePoint
2 666 (8.78%) IIS
3 445 (5.86%) MS Exchange
4 326 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 276 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 228 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 221 (2.91%) CMS
8 186 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 177 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
10 127 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
11 123 (1.62%) SharePoint Server
12 103 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
13 86 (1.13%) Tomcat
14 68 (0.90%) WebSphere
15 67 (0.88%) Umbraco
16 59 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 50 (0.66%) Lync
18 49 (0.65%) Apache
19 48 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
20 36 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1676 (22.09%) MS Excel
2 390 (5.14%) MS Office
3 74 (0.98%) PowerPivot
4 43 (0.57%) InfoPath
5 36 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 28 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 28 (0.37%) MS Visio
7 23 (0.30%) SPSS
8 21 (0.28%) Fireworks
9 20 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
10 11 (0.14%) MS Project
11 5 (0.066%) FastStats
12 2 (0.026%) Mingle
13 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.013%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.013%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 137 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 28 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 28 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.26%) Markit EDM
5 18 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 17 (0.22%) SAP Business One
7 16 (0.21%) Sophis RISQUE
8 12 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
9 11 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 11 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
10 10 (0.13%) Visualfiles
11 7 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 7 (0.092%) Agresso
12 6 (0.079%) SalesLogix
13 5 (0.066%) SAP Retail
13 5 (0.066%) SAP R/3
13 5 (0.066%) nopCommerce
14 4 (0.053%) Line 500
14 4 (0.053%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 187 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (1.05%) SaaS
4 57 (0.75%) Office 365
5 53 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 32 (0.42%) IaaS
7 28 (0.37%) PaaS
8 17 (0.22%) GitHub
9 13 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.16%) Trello
11 11 (0.14%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.079%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.066%) Force.com
14 4 (0.053%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.053%) Rackspace Cloud
14 4 (0.053%) Basecamp
15 3 (0.040%) Amazon EMR
16 1 (0.013%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 351 (4.63%) SAN
2 250 (3.29%) DNS
3 247 (3.26%) Internet
4 228 (3.00%) TCP/IP
5 207 (2.73%) Firewall
6 181 (2.39%) Intranet
7 159 (2.10%) DHCP
8 156 (2.06%) LAN
9 134 (1.77%) WAN
10 124 (1.63%) VPN
11 106 (1.40%) NAS
12 76 (1.00%) FTP
13 60 (0.79%) VoIP
14 59 (0.78%) HTTP
15 53 (0.70%) Extranet
16 52 (0.69%) SSL
17 36 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
18 32 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
18 32 (0.42%) SMTP
19 31 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7588 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2876 (37.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 2490 (32.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2469 (32.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2350 (30.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 1403 (18.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1120 (14.76%) Data Warehouse
8 617 (8.13%) Relational Database
9 490 (6.46%) SQL Server 2000
10 485 (6.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 370 (4.88%) OLAP
12 280 (3.69%) Oracle Database
13 237 (3.12%) DTS
14 194 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
15 190 (2.50%) MySQL
16 178 (2.35%) RDBMS
17 164 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
18 145 (1.91%) QlikView
19 141 (1.86%) Big Data
20 136 (1.79%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1241 (16.35%) Visual Studio
2 804 (10.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 324 (4.27%) NUnit
4 320 (4.22%) Subversion
5 189 (2.49%) Git (software)
6 175 (2.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 146 (1.92%) Moq
8 129 (1.70%) TeamCity
9 95 (1.25%) MSTest
10 83 (1.09%) CruiseControl
11 80 (1.05%) Rhino Mocks
12 78 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 77 (1.01%) MSBuild
14 73 (0.96%) SpecFlow
15 62 (0.82%) Selenium
16 58 (0.76%) JIRA
17 53 (0.70%) Jenkins
18 39 (0.51%) Cucumber
18 39 (0.51%) Eclipse
19 35 (0.46%) ReSharper
General
1 1502 (19.79%) Finance
2 307 (4.05%) Banking
3 272 (3.58%) Retail
4 244 (3.22%) Marketing
5 154 (2.03%) Advertising
6 150 (1.98%) Law
7 141 (1.86%) Legal
8 129 (1.70%) Telecoms
9 123 (1.62%) Investment Banking
10 93 (1.23%) Front Office
11 85 (1.12%) Games
12 60 (0.79%) Back Office
13 50 (0.66%) Publishing
14 48 (0.63%) Manufacturing
15 46 (0.61%) Financial Institution
16 34 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 34 (0.45%) Automotive
17 32 (0.42%) Billing
18 19 (0.25%) Electronics
19 11 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4698 (61.91%) Developer
2 1596 (21.03%) .NET Developer
3 1277 (16.83%) C# Developer
4 1065 (14.04%) DBA
5 889 (11.72%) SQL DBA
6 867 (11.43%) C# .NET Developer
7 820 (10.81%) SQL Developer
8 817 (10.77%) Senior Developer
9 752 (9.91%) Analyst
10 566 (7.46%) Software Developer
11 558 (7.35%) Administrator
12 484 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 459 (6.05%) SQL Server DBA
14 452 (5.96%) ASP.NET Developer
15 414 (5.46%) Web Developer
16 413 (5.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 327 (4.31%) SQL Server Developer
18 311 (4.10%) Senior .NET Developer
19 258 (3.40%) Senior C# Developer
20 230 (3.03%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4081 (53.78%) .NET
2 2624 (34.58%) ASP.NET
3 1813 (23.89%) HTML
4 1602 (21.11%) CSS
5 1499 (19.75%) .NET Framework
6 1359 (17.91%) jQuery
7 1282 (16.90%) XML
8 1265 (16.67%) WCF
9 1150 (15.16%) Web Services
10 1086 (14.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 710 (9.36%) Ajax
12 699 (9.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 602 (7.93%) HTML5
14 500 (6.59%) WPF
15 441 (5.81%) LINQ
16 418 (5.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 384 (5.06%) SOAP
18 381 (5.02%) WinForms
19 366 (4.82%) CSS3
20 333 (4.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 651 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
2 476 (6.27%) Clustering
3 428 (5.64%) Replication
3 428 (5.64%) Computer Science
4 189 (2.49%) Management Information System
5 173 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
6 129 (1.70%) Data Integration
7 120 (1.58%) Mathematics
8 119 (1.57%) Mobile App
9 117 (1.54%) Client/Server
10 115 (1.52%) N-Tier
11 106 (1.40%) Blackberry
11 106 (1.40%) Hedge funds
12 103 (1.36%) User Experience
13 76 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
14 65 (0.86%) Social Media
15 64 (0.84%) Data Extraction
16 56 (0.74%) Open Source
17 52 (0.69%) Visualisation
17 52 (0.69%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1980 (26.09%) Windows
2 922 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 594 (7.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 402 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 309 (4.07%) Linux
6 237 (3.12%) Windows 7
7 128 (1.69%) UNIX
8 116 (1.53%) Android
9 112 (1.48%) Windows XP
10 94 (1.24%) Windows 8
11 75 (0.99%) Apple iOS
12 54 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 34 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
14 32 (0.42%) Solaris
15 28 (0.37%) CentOS
16 24 (0.32%) Windows Vista
17 23 (0.30%) Windows Phone
18 17 (0.22%) AIX
19 16 (0.21%) Mac OS X
20 12 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2021 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
2 1812 (23.88%) MVC
3 1493 (19.68%) Business Intelligence
4 888 (11.70%) TDD
5 870 (11.47%) ETL
6 838 (11.04%) Performance Tuning
7 800 (10.54%) Scrum
8 785 (10.35%) OO
9 483 (6.37%) Web Development
10 476 (6.27%) E-Commerce
11 469 (6.18%) Software Engineering
12 448 (5.90%) Unit Testing
13 381 (5.02%) ITIL
14 369 (4.86%) Data Modelling
15 366 (4.82%) Mentoring
16 297 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
17 290 (3.82%) OOD
18 283 (3.73%) CRM
19 277 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
20 258 (3.40%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4616 (60.83%) SQL
2 3667 (48.33%) C#
3 2736 (36.06%) T-SQL
4 1898 (25.01%) JavaScript
5 719 (9.48%) VB.NET
6 379 (4.99%) Java
7 360 (4.74%) VB
8 317 (4.18%) PowerShell
9 257 (3.39%) VBA
10 151 (1.99%) PL/SQL
11 141 (1.86%) VB6
12 132 (1.74%) VBScript
13 111 (1.46%) PHP
14 108 (1.42%) C++
15 96 (1.27%) XPath
16 80 (1.05%) C
17 76 (1.00%) Perl
18 54 (0.71%) Python
19 52 (0.69%) Shell Script
20 49 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 848 (11.18%) Degree
2 618 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 192 (2.53%) MCSE
4 168 (2.21%) MCITP
5 155 (2.04%) MCTS
6 111 (1.46%) MCP
7 95 (1.25%) Security Cleared
8 81 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 73 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 73 (0.96%) MCSA
10 68 (0.90%) CCNA
11 50 (0.66%) MCDBA
12 43 (0.57%) MCSD
13 39 (0.51%) SC Cleared
14 32 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
15 30 (0.40%) ISEB
16 28 (0.37%) CCA
17 24 (0.32%) CCNP
18 23 (0.30%) NCDA
19 21 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (2.60%) QA
2 194 (2.56%) SLA
3 27 (0.36%) WCAG
4 20 (0.26%) WAI
5 17 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.18%) HL7
6 14 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.16%) GAMP
9 7 (0.092%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.092%) ISO 8583
9 7 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.053%) Basel III
11 3 (0.040%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.040%) EMIR
11 3 (0.040%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.026%) GPG13
12 2 (0.026%) DICOM
13 1 (0.013%) COBIT
13 1 (0.013%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 680 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 371 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 216 (2.85%) Hyper-V
4 150 (1.98%) vSphere
5 146 (1.92%) XenApp
6 132 (1.74%) VMware ESX
7 67 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 60 (0.79%) XenDesktop
9 58 (0.76%) XenServer
10 42 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
11 28 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
12 24 (0.32%) vCloud
13 23 (0.30%) Terminal Server
13 23 (0.30%) Terminal Services
14 20 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 18 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 14 (0.18%) LiteSpeed
17 9 (0.12%) ISA Server
17 9 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
18 8 (0.11%) UAG
Systems Management
1 119 (1.57%) SCCM
2 71 (0.94%) SCOM
3 47 (0.62%) NetBackup
4 41 (0.54%) Backup Exec
4 41 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 36 (0.47%) WSUS
6 31 (0.41%) Data Guard
6 31 (0.41%) Puppet
7 28 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 26 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 21 (0.28%) Nagios
10 19 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 18 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 15 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
12 15 (0.20%) MOM
13 13 (0.17%) HP SIM
14 9 (0.12%) SCDPM
14 9 (0.12%) SCOrch
15 8 (0.11%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3223 (42.47%) Microsoft
2 636 (8.38%) Oracle
3 580 (7.64%) VMware
4 311 (4.10%) Citrix
5 224 (2.95%) Cisco
6 196 (2.58%) HP
7 168 (2.21%) Business Objects
8 163 (2.15%) IBM
9 152 (2.00%) NetApp
10 131 (1.73%) Cognos
11 129 (1.70%) SAP
12 105 (1.38%) Dell
13 91 (1.20%) Symantec
14 82 (1.08%) Telerik
15 69 (0.91%) EPiServer
16 63 (0.83%) CommVault
17 60 (0.79%) EMC
18 57 (0.75%) Tableau
19 56 (0.74%) Red Hat
20 55 (0.72%) Facebook
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
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Salary: Benchmark
Posted: Yesterday
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
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Salary: Competitve
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
networx
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £37559 - £43000 per annum + pension & health
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £40,000 to £50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Ilkley, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago