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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 80 58 40
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -18
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3717 4684 6531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.27% 4.28% 5.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.97% 13.30% 17.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3330 4118 5982
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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
33887 35228 37265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.79% 32.18% 32.44%
Number of salaries quoted 28955 30253 33118
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 £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

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 November 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 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
England -22 3528 £42,500 +4.93% 422
London -14 1322 £50,000 - 121
South East -61 545 £43,500 +8.07% 57
City of London +24 407 £51,000 -2.85% 50
North West +3 389 £37,554 +7.29% 51
West Midlands -4 306 £37,500 - 43
Yorkshire -35 288 £40,000 +11.88% 37
East of England -14 282 £43,500 +8.75% 28
Manchester +22 248 £37,500 +15.38% 24
South West -14 243 £38,500 +2.66% 51
West Yorkshire -24 216 £40,000 +23.07% 25
Leeds -34 153 £40,000 +23.07% 18
East Midlands -31 134 £39,500 +3.94% 22
Surrey -44 117 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Buckinghamshire +6 111 £40,000 - 8
Hertfordshire -26 107 £37,500 -15.73% 11
Hampshire -33 99 £43,750 +21.52% 17
Birmingham 0 98 £37,500 -2.59% 10
Bristol +6 91 £40,000 +6.66% 17
Scotland -14 87 £40,000 - 22
Cheshire -12 85 £40,000 +6.66% 17
Nottinghamshire -7 70 £35,500 -2.73% 13
Berkshire -78 70 £47,500 +11.76% 8
Bedfordshire -1 64 £42,000 -8.69% 6
Nottingham -10 64 £35,500 -5.33% 13
Wales +17 63 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Wiltshire 0 61 £38,250 +17.69% 6
South Wales +20 59 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Gloucestershire -9 58 £37,000 -7.50% 10
Cambridgeshire +32 54 £43,500 +24.28% 4

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 7351 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4457 (60.63%) SQL
3 3876 (52.73%) .NET
4 3448 (46.91%) C#
5 3205 (43.60%) Microsoft
6 2586 (35.18%) ASP.NET
7 2516 (34.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 2514 (34.20%) T-SQL
9 2344 (31.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 2245 (30.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2203 (29.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2075 (28.23%) Windows
13 2002 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
14 1916 (26.06%) JavaScript
15 1843 (25.07%) HTML
16 1758 (23.92%) MVC
17 1682 (22.88%) MS Excel
18 1618 (22.01%) CSS
19 1497 (20.36%) .NET Framework
20 1492 (20.30%) Finance
21 1420 (19.32%) Business Intelligence
22 1414 (19.24%) jQuery
23 1278 (17.39%) WCF
24 1260 (17.14%) Visual Studio
25 1231 (16.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 1151 (15.66%) ASP.NET MVC
27 1112 (15.13%) XML
28 1099 (14.95%) Data Warehouse
29 1033 (14.05%) Web Services
30 969 (13.18%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 967 (13.15%) SharePoint
2 717 (9.75%) IIS
3 501 (6.82%) MS Exchange
4 360 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 303 (4.12%) SharePoint 2010
6 256 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 233 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 157 (2.14%) CMS
9 151 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
10 112 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 109 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
12 103 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
13 70 (0.95%) Lync
14 64 (0.87%) Umbraco
15 61 (0.83%) Tomcat
16 59 (0.80%) SAS
17 56 (0.76%) Apache
18 54 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
19 42 (0.57%) WebSphere
20 36 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1682 (22.88%) MS Excel
2 438 (5.96%) MS Office
3 111 (1.51%) PowerPivot
4 49 (0.67%) InfoPath
5 31 (0.42%) Photoshop
6 26 (0.35%) MS Visio
7 21 (0.29%) MS Project
8 19 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
9 18 (0.24%) Fireworks
10 15 (0.20%) SPSS
11 6 (0.082%) Mingle
12 4 (0.054%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (0.041%) FastStats
14 2 (0.027%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
15 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 185 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (1.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 49 (0.67%) Markit EDM
4 33 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 32 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
6 24 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 21 (0.29%) Sophis RISQUE
8 18 (0.24%) Magento
9 13 (0.18%) Agresso
9 13 (0.18%) SAP Business One
10 12 (0.16%) SalesLogix
11 11 (0.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
11 11 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
11 11 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 6 (0.082%) PeopleSoft HRMS
13 5 (0.068%) Visualfiles
14 4 (0.054%) Cognos TM1
14 4 (0.054%) SAP Retail
14 4 (0.054%) SAP R/3
14 4 (0.054%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 238 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (1.06%) SaaS
3 75 (1.02%) Office 365
4 70 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
5 42 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (0.33%) IaaS
7 20 (0.27%) PaaS
8 9 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.12%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.082%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.041%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.041%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.041%) GitHub
11 2 (0.027%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.027%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.014%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 403 (5.48%) SAN
2 267 (3.63%) DNS
3 243 (3.31%) TCP/IP
4 242 (3.29%) Firewall
5 228 (3.10%) Internet
6 190 (2.58%) DHCP
7 179 (2.44%) Intranet
8 158 (2.15%) LAN
9 149 (2.03%) WAN
10 116 (1.58%) VPN
11 97 (1.32%) NAS
12 69 (0.94%) FTP
12 69 (0.94%) HTTP
13 65 (0.88%) Extranet
14 56 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
15 48 (0.65%) SSL
16 45 (0.61%) VoIP
17 41 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
18 36 (0.49%) SMTP
19 30 (0.41%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7351 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2516 (34.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 2344 (31.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 2245 (30.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2203 (29.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1231 (16.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1099 (14.95%) Data Warehouse
8 556 (7.56%) Relational Database
9 434 (5.90%) SQL Server 2000
10 379 (5.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 337 (4.58%) OLAP
12 307 (4.18%) Oracle Database
13 217 (2.95%) MySQL
14 182 (2.48%) Crystal Reports
15 172 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
16 165 (2.24%) RDBMS
17 159 (2.16%) DTS
18 144 (1.96%) OLAP Cube
19 138 (1.88%) QlikView
20 134 (1.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1260 (17.14%) Visual Studio
2 821 (11.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 315 (4.29%) NUnit
4 306 (4.16%) Subversion
5 206 (2.80%) Git (software)
6 193 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 134 (1.82%) TeamCity
8 129 (1.75%) Moq
9 105 (1.43%) SpecFlow
10 90 (1.22%) MSTest
10 90 (1.22%) CruiseControl
11 75 (1.02%) Rhino Mocks
12 68 (0.93%) Selenium
13 66 (0.90%) ReSharper
14 60 (0.82%) MSBuild
15 57 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 49 (0.67%) JIRA
17 44 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
18 43 (0.58%) Cucumber
19 32 (0.44%) Jenkins
General
1 1492 (20.30%) Finance
2 323 (4.39%) Retail
3 308 (4.19%) Banking
4 295 (4.01%) Marketing
5 149 (2.03%) Legal
6 143 (1.95%) Advertising
7 141 (1.92%) Law
8 127 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 90 (1.22%) Investment Banking
10 78 (1.06%) Front Office
11 74 (1.01%) Back Office
12 65 (0.88%) Games
13 50 (0.68%) Manufacturing
14 39 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 31 (0.42%) Billing
16 29 (0.39%) Automotive
17 26 (0.35%) Publishing
18 18 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
19 16 (0.22%) Electronics
20 12 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4338 (59.01%) Developer
2 1382 (18.80%) .NET Developer
3 1049 (14.27%) C# Developer
4 936 (12.73%) DBA
5 899 (12.23%) Analyst
6 837 (11.39%) Senior Developer
7 788 (10.72%) SQL Developer
8 777 (10.57%) SQL DBA
9 734 (9.99%) C# .NET Developer
10 509 (6.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 476 (6.48%) Software Developer
12 456 (6.20%) Administrator
13 405 (5.51%) SQL Server DBA
14 390 (5.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 376 (5.11%) ASP.NET Developer
16 343 (4.67%) Web Developer
17 284 (3.86%) Applications Support
18 274 (3.73%) Senior .NET Developer
19 268 (3.65%) Support Analyst
20 251 (3.41%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3876 (52.73%) .NET
2 2586 (35.18%) ASP.NET
3 1843 (25.07%) HTML
4 1618 (22.01%) CSS
5 1497 (20.36%) .NET Framework
6 1414 (19.24%) jQuery
7 1278 (17.39%) WCF
8 1151 (15.66%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1112 (15.13%) XML
10 1033 (14.05%) Web Services
11 710 (9.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 679 (9.24%) Ajax
13 583 (7.93%) HTML5
14 487 (6.62%) LINQ
15 483 (6.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 449 (6.11%) WPF
17 363 (4.94%) SOAP
18 333 (4.53%) WinForms
19 299 (4.07%) CSS3
20 266 (3.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 717 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
2 467 (6.35%) Clustering
3 365 (4.97%) Replication
4 353 (4.80%) Computer Science
5 217 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 177 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
7 140 (1.90%) N-Tier
8 112 (1.52%) Data Integration
9 109 (1.48%) User Experience
10 102 (1.39%) Client/Server
11 99 (1.35%) Mobile App
12 98 (1.33%) Blackberry
13 97 (1.32%) Visualisation
14 89 (1.21%) Data Structures
15 74 (1.01%) Inversion of Control
16 71 (0.97%) Hedge funds
17 59 (0.80%) Mathematics
18 58 (0.79%) Data Extraction
19 56 (0.76%) Social Media
20 53 (0.72%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2075 (28.23%) Windows
2 969 (13.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 630 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 490 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 307 (4.18%) Linux
6 249 (3.39%) Windows 7
7 124 (1.69%) Android
8 110 (1.50%) UNIX
9 106 (1.44%) Windows XP
10 101 (1.37%) Windows 8
11 85 (1.16%) Apple iOS
12 60 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 33 (0.45%) CentOS
13 33 (0.45%) Windows 2000
14 28 (0.38%) Solaris
14 28 (0.38%) Windows Vista
15 22 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
16 17 (0.23%) Mac OS X
17 15 (0.20%) Windows Phone
18 12 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2002 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1758 (23.92%) MVC
3 1420 (19.32%) Business Intelligence
4 885 (12.04%) ETL
5 781 (10.62%) TDD
6 760 (10.34%) Scrum
6 760 (10.34%) OO
7 730 (9.93%) Performance Tuning
8 475 (6.46%) Web Development
9 444 (6.04%) E-Commerce
10 430 (5.85%) ITIL
11 428 (5.82%) Software Engineering
12 415 (5.65%) Unit Testing
13 410 (5.58%) CRM
14 402 (5.47%) Mentoring
15 357 (4.86%) Data Modelling
16 304 (4.14%) Continuous Integration
17 284 (3.86%) OOD
18 279 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
19 271 (3.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4457 (60.63%) SQL
2 3448 (46.91%) C#
3 2514 (34.20%) T-SQL
4 1916 (26.06%) JavaScript
5 743 (10.11%) VB.NET
6 390 (5.31%) VB
7 286 (3.89%) Java
7 286 (3.89%) PowerShell
8 269 (3.66%) VBA
9 151 (2.05%) VB6
10 138 (1.88%) PL/SQL
11 116 (1.58%) VBScript
12 104 (1.41%) PHP
13 79 (1.07%) XPath
14 66 (0.90%) C++
15 63 (0.86%) Ruby
16 56 (0.76%) C
17 47 (0.64%) Perl
18 40 (0.54%) Python
19 32 (0.44%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 793 (10.79%) Degree
2 565 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 183 (2.49%) Security Cleared
4 172 (2.34%) MCSE
5 137 (1.86%) MCITP
6 128 (1.74%) MCTS
7 103 (1.40%) MCP
8 86 (1.17%) MCSA
8 86 (1.17%) SC Cleared
9 84 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 69 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
11 65 (0.88%) MCSD
12 50 (0.68%) CCNA
13 49 (0.67%) MCDBA
14 38 (0.52%) ISEB
15 32 (0.44%) MCAD
15 32 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
16 30 (0.41%) CCA
17 29 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
18 27 (0.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (3.05%) SLA
2 205 (2.79%) QA
3 21 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.24%) WCAG
4 18 (0.24%) WAI
4 18 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.19%) GAMP
6 11 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.11%) ISO 8583
9 6 (0.082%) HL7
10 4 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.041%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.041%) GPG13
12 2 (0.027%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.027%) DICOM
12 2 (0.027%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.014%) Basel III
13 1 (0.014%) BS7799
13 1 (0.014%) COBIT
System Software
1 693 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 416 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 253 (3.44%) Hyper-V
4 186 (2.53%) vSphere
5 140 (1.90%) XenApp
6 128 (1.74%) VMware ESX
7 73 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
8 68 (0.93%) XenDesktop
9 49 (0.67%) XenServer
10 31 (0.42%) vCloud
11 22 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 21 (0.29%) Terminal Services
13 20 (0.27%) HDFS
14 19 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
14 19 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
15 17 (0.23%) Apache Flume
16 12 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
17 11 (0.15%) DFS Replication
18 10 (0.14%) LiteSpeed
18 10 (0.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 150 (2.04%) SCCM
2 88 (1.20%) SCOM
3 62 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
4 57 (0.78%) NetBackup
5 55 (0.75%) Backup Exec
6 31 (0.42%) WSUS
7 27 (0.37%) Nagios
8 26 (0.35%) Data Guard
9 25 (0.34%) SCVMM
10 24 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 21 (0.29%) SCOrch
11 21 (0.29%) MOM
12 20 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 20 (0.27%) Puppet
13 17 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
14 16 (0.22%) Opsview
15 15 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
16 14 (0.19%) HP SIM
16 14 (0.19%) SCDPM
17 13 (0.18%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 3205 (43.60%) Microsoft
2 732 (9.96%) Oracle
3 658 (8.95%) VMware
4 323 (4.39%) Citrix
5 276 (3.75%) Cisco
6 247 (3.36%) HP
7 169 (2.30%) Business Objects
8 162 (2.20%) NetApp
9 136 (1.85%) IBM
10 135 (1.84%) Cognos
11 133 (1.81%) Dell
12 122 (1.66%) Telerik
13 116 (1.58%) SAP
14 95 (1.29%) Symantec
15 70 (0.95%) CommVault
16 59 (0.80%) EPiServer
17 54 (0.73%) AppSense
18 53 (0.72%) Sybase
19 52 (0.71%) EMC
20 51 (0.69%) Tableau
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 29 minutes ago
Kent
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 32 minutes ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-45k + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Yorkshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + good range of benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Premier IT
Salary: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38500 per annum + Annual performance bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cobham, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £34,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40K pa + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Connectus
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago