The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 186 113 75
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -38
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1671 2858 4151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.86% 2.66% 3.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.19% 8.34% 11.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1444 2488 3712
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,150 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
26981 34283 34689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.95% 31.96% 30.66%
Number of salaries quoted 23113 28894 29615
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the UK.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 within the UK.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -79 1582 £45,000 - 133
London -80 523 £51,500 -6.36% 39
South East -40 322 £45,000 +2.27% 33
North West -28 198 £40,000 -3.61% 18
Yorkshire -5 170 £37,500 - 9
Manchester -7 145 £41,500 -1.19% 12
City of London -22 142 £60,000 +4.34% 7
West Yorkshire +8 140 £40,000 +6.66% 7
East of England +3 137 £47,500 +5.55% 9
Leeds +18 126 £40,000 +6.66% 2
West Midlands -42 104 £37,500 - 5
Surrey -29 80 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Berkshire +10 66 £47,500 +5.55% 7
South West -96 64 £37,079 -8.44% 10
West Sussex +3 57 £40,000 -20.00% 6
Essex +23 55 £53,750 -10.41% 1
East Midlands -64 55 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Hampshire -53 51 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Wales +5 44 £36,000 +5.88% 3
Hertfordshire 0 44 £41,500 -12.63% 3
Staffordshire +13 41 £40,000 +26.98% 3
Reading +27 38 £47,500 +5.55%
South Wales +12 35 £33,337 +5.83% 3
Brentwood +13 31 £60,000 -
Kent +11 27 £42,500 -10.52%
Stoke-on-Trent +5 27 £41,250 +30.95% 2
Birmingham -47 26 £41,000 +9.33%
Woking +14 25 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Buckinghamshire -32 25 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Devon -8 23 £30,000 -20.00%

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 3609 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2455 (68.02%) SQL
3 1866 (51.70%) Microsoft
4 1606 (44.50%) .NET
5 1488 (41.23%) C#
6 1402 (38.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 1214 (33.64%) T-SQL
8 1190 (32.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1071 (29.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1069 (29.62%) ASP.NET
11 992 (27.49%) Windows
12 875 (24.24%) SQL Server 2005
13 834 (23.11%) JavaScript
14 808 (22.39%) MVC
15 796 (22.06%) HTML
16 784 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
17 762 (21.11%) MS Excel
18 744 (20.62%) Finance
19 708 (19.62%) CSS
20 681 (18.87%) Business Intelligence
21 587 (16.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 582 (16.13%) Windows Server
23 561 (15.54%) .NET Framework
24 548 (15.18%) ASP.NET MVC
25 540 (14.96%) Data Warehouse
26 530 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
27 520 (14.41%) jQuery
28 496 (13.74%) Visual Studio
29 482 (13.36%) Web Services
30 471 (13.05%) XML

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 449 (12.44%) SharePoint
2 443 (12.27%) IIS
3 319 (8.84%) MS Exchange
4 201 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 139 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 109 (3.02%) CMS
7 108 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
8 96 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
9 95 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
10 70 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
11 56 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
12 52 (1.44%) Skype for Business
12 52 (1.44%) WebSphere
13 50 (1.39%) Tomcat
14 44 (1.22%) Apache
15 42 (1.16%) JBoss
16 38 (1.05%) Umbraco
17 37 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
18 25 (0.69%) SAS
18 25 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 762 (21.11%) MS Excel
2 204 (5.65%) MS Office
3 29 (0.80%) InfoPath
4 17 (0.47%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.22%) Fireworks
5 8 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.14%) MS Project
7 4 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.055%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.055%) Windchill
9 1 (0.028%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 105 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.44%) SAP BPC
4 15 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.30%) FastStats
6 9 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
7 8 (0.22%) Markit EDM
8 6 (0.17%) LatentZero
8 6 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
8 6 (0.17%) thinkFolio
9 4 (0.11%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.083%) Cognos TM1
10 3 (0.083%) Eagle PACE
10 3 (0.083%) Infor CRM
10 3 (0.083%) Northgate Housing
10 3 (0.083%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.083%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.055%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 269 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 152 (4.21%) Office 365
3 137 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
4 70 (1.94%) SaaS
5 41 (1.14%) PaaS
6 29 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (0.61%) IaaS
8 21 (0.58%) Amazon S3
9 10 (0.28%) GitHub
10 7 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
11 6 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
12 5 (0.14%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
14 3 (0.083%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.055%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.055%) Yammer
16 1 (0.028%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 197 (5.46%) Firewall
2 184 (5.10%) DNS
3 164 (4.54%) SAN
4 133 (3.69%) DHCP
4 133 (3.69%) TCP/IP
5 97 (2.69%) Internet
6 96 (2.66%) VPN
7 91 (2.52%) LAN
8 81 (2.24%) WAN
9 60 (1.66%) Intranet
10 58 (1.61%) NAS
11 44 (1.22%) VoIP
12 40 (1.11%) Wireless
13 39 (1.08%) HTTP
14 33 (0.91%) Network Security
15 29 (0.80%) Skype
15 29 (0.80%) VLAN
16 26 (0.72%) SSL
17 21 (0.58%) iSCSI
18 18 (0.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3609 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1402 (38.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1190 (32.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1071 (29.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 875 (24.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 587 (16.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 540 (14.96%) Data Warehouse
8 435 (12.05%) SQL Server 2014
9 373 (10.34%) Relational Database
10 163 (4.52%) RDBMS
11 160 (4.43%) SQL Server 2000
12 128 (3.55%) Power BI
13 122 (3.38%) MySQL
14 118 (3.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 114 (3.16%) SQL Server 2016
16 95 (2.63%) DTS
17 88 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
18 87 (2.41%) Oracle Database
19 82 (2.27%) QlikView
20 75 (2.08%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 496 (13.74%) Visual Studio
2 442 (12.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 161 (4.46%) Subversion
4 117 (3.24%) Git (software)
5 108 (2.99%) JIRA
5 108 (2.99%) NUnit
6 83 (2.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 72 (2.00%) MSTest
8 57 (1.58%) TeamCity
9 39 (1.08%) Moq
10 35 (0.97%) Selenium
11 20 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
12 18 (0.50%) Jenkins
12 18 (0.50%) SpecFlow
12 18 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
12 18 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
13 17 (0.47%) Rhino Mocks
13 17 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 15 (0.42%) CruiseControl
14 15 (0.42%) Mercurial
General
1 744 (20.62%) Finance
2 170 (4.71%) Banking
3 123 (3.41%) Legal
4 95 (2.63%) Marketing
4 95 (2.63%) Retail
5 89 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 60 (1.66%) Advertising
7 50 (1.39%) Law
8 41 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 37 (1.03%) Back Office
10 36 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
11 35 (0.97%) Financial Institution
12 28 (0.78%) Games
13 21 (0.58%) Investment Banking
14 16 (0.44%) Billing
15 15 (0.42%) Automotive
16 11 (0.30%) Publishing
17 10 (0.28%) Multimedia
18 8 (0.22%) Front Office
19 5 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1844 (51.09%) Developer
2 831 (23.03%) .NET Developer
3 688 (19.06%) C# Developer
4 629 (17.43%) DBA
5 603 (16.71%) SQL Developer
6 560 (15.52%) SQL DBA
7 532 (14.74%) C# .NET Developer
8 438 (12.14%) Analyst
9 385 (10.67%) Senior Developer
10 345 (9.56%) ASP.NET Developer
11 309 (8.56%) Administrator
12 280 (7.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 229 (6.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 221 (6.12%) Support Analyst
15 214 (5.93%) Senior .NET Developer
16 210 (5.82%) SQL Server DBA
16 210 (5.82%) SSIS Developer
17 197 (5.46%) Software Developer
18 176 (4.88%) Applications Support
19 163 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1606 (44.50%) .NET
2 1069 (29.62%) ASP.NET
3 796 (22.06%) HTML
4 708 (19.62%) CSS
5 561 (15.54%) .NET Framework
6 548 (15.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 520 (14.41%) jQuery
8 482 (13.36%) Web Services
9 471 (13.05%) XML
10 392 (10.86%) WCF
11 315 (8.73%) Ajax
12 251 (6.95%) ASP.NET Web API
13 248 (6.87%) Entity Framework
14 208 (5.76%) HTML5
15 183 (5.07%) AngularJS
16 174 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 164 (4.54%) SOAP
18 141 (3.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 124 (3.44%) CSS3
20 122 (3.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 303 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 238 (6.59%) Replication
3 224 (6.21%) Computer Science
4 220 (6.10%) Clustering
5 137 (3.80%) Management Information System
6 80 (2.22%) Mobile App
7 69 (1.91%) User Experience
8 66 (1.83%) iPad
9 65 (1.80%) Data Centre
10 55 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
11 38 (1.05%) Driving Licence
11 38 (1.05%) Visualisation
12 33 (0.91%) Mathematics
13 32 (0.89%) Informatics
14 31 (0.86%) Inversion of Control
15 30 (0.83%) NHS
16 29 (0.80%) Biotechnology
16 29 (0.80%) Statistics
17 28 (0.78%) Data Integration
18 23 (0.64%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 992 (27.49%) Windows
2 582 (16.13%) Windows Server
3 530 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 401 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 187 (5.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 161 (4.46%) Windows 7
7 123 (3.41%) Linux
8 96 (2.66%) Unix
9 75 (2.08%) Windows 8
10 48 (1.33%) Windows XP
11 41 (1.14%) Windows 10
12 35 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 31 (0.86%) Solaris
14 20 (0.55%) Windows Vista
15 16 (0.44%) Android
16 15 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
17 11 (0.30%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.30%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
19 8 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 808 (22.39%) MVC
2 784 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
3 681 (18.87%) Business Intelligence
4 429 (11.89%) Performance Tuning
5 425 (11.78%) ETL
6 330 (9.14%) Scrum
7 317 (8.78%) TDD
8 305 (8.45%) ITIL
9 262 (7.26%) Web Development
10 251 (6.95%) SDLC
11 238 (6.59%) High Availability
12 208 (5.76%) Migration
13 206 (5.71%) OO
14 202 (5.60%) Unit Testing
15 195 (5.40%) CRM
16 193 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
17 183 (5.07%) Mentoring
18 164 (4.54%) Data Modelling
19 124 (3.44%) Analytics
20 120 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2455 (68.02%) SQL
2 1488 (41.23%) C#
3 1214 (33.64%) T-SQL
4 834 (23.11%) JavaScript
5 316 (8.76%) VB.NET
6 271 (7.51%) PowerShell
7 92 (2.55%) Java
8 88 (2.44%) VB
9 60 (1.66%) VBA
10 58 (1.61%) R
11 54 (1.50%) VBScript
12 43 (1.19%) PHP
13 39 (1.08%) C++
14 38 (1.05%) PL/SQL
15 30 (0.83%) Python
15 30 (0.83%) Shell Script
16 28 (0.78%) C
17 16 (0.44%) ANSI SQL
18 14 (0.39%) X++
19 12 (0.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 378 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 356 (9.86%) Degree
3 107 (2.96%) MCSE
4 100 (2.77%) MCSA
5 79 (2.19%) Security Cleared
6 71 (1.97%) SC Cleared
7 70 (1.94%) MCITP
8 50 (1.39%) MCTS
9 49 (1.36%) MCP
10 33 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
11 31 (0.86%) MCSD
12 28 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
13 27 (0.75%) CCNA
14 21 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (0.44%) CISA
15 16 (0.44%) CISSP
16 12 (0.33%) MCDBA
16 12 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
17 11 (0.30%) MCAD
18 9 (0.25%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (4.66%) SLA
2 110 (3.05%) QA
3 42 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 38 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 34 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.36%) HL7
7 12 (0.33%) DICOM
8 10 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.25%) SDET
10 6 (0.17%) WAI
10 6 (0.17%) WCAG
11 3 (0.083%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.055%) COBIT
13 1 (0.028%) CDISC
13 1 (0.028%) Solvency II
System Software
1 419 (11.61%) Active Directory
2 201 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 105 (2.91%) vSphere
5 76 (2.11%) XenApp
6 68 (1.88%) VMware ESX
7 39 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
8 36 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
9 32 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
10 29 (0.80%) XenDesktop
11 21 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
12 20 (0.55%) Firmware
12 20 (0.55%) Terminal Services
13 12 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.22%) ProxySG
15 7 (0.19%) Terminal Server
16 6 (0.17%) XenServer
17 5 (0.14%) UAG
17 5 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 4 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 94 (2.60%) SCCM
2 52 (1.44%) SCOM
3 27 (0.75%) WSUS
4 26 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
5 22 (0.61%) Perfmon
6 20 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
7 15 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 15 (0.42%) Puppet
8 12 (0.33%) Backup Exec
9 11 (0.30%) vMotion
10 10 (0.28%) Nagios
10 10 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (0.25%) Control-M
11 9 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 8 (0.22%) Nessus
13 7 (0.19%) Ansible
13 7 (0.19%) Data Guard
14 6 (0.17%) DameWare
14 6 (0.17%) OpenAM
15 5 (0.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1866 (51.70%) Microsoft
2 332 (9.20%) VMware
3 290 (8.04%) Oracle
4 171 (4.74%) Citrix
5 148 (4.10%) Cisco
6 121 (3.35%) HP
6 121 (3.35%) Tableau
7 92 (2.55%) IBM
8 81 (2.24%) Cognos
9 73 (2.02%) Informatica
10 60 (1.66%) SAP
11 51 (1.41%) PayPal
12 42 (1.16%) NetApp
13 40 (1.11%) CommVault
14 37 (1.03%) Red Hat
15 33 (0.91%) RedGate
16 31 (0.86%) Dell
17 30 (0.83%) Sybase
17 30 (0.83%) Xamarin
18 28 (0.78%) Telerik
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