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 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 93 64 45
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -19
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3323 4711 5758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.00% 3.90% 5.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.73% 12.40% 15.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2941 4137 5125
Average salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £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
34150 38001 36247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.82% 31.47% 32.09%
Number of salaries quoted 28917 32204 31320
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £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

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 17 April 2015 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 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
(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 -29 3169 £43,500 +4.81% 387
London -17 1246 £50,000 +3.09% 152
South East -44 576 £42,500 +6.25% 47
City of London -3 360 £50,000 - 51
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
Manchester -19 185 £35,000 -6.66% 31
West Yorkshire -28 169 £37,500 - 18
South West -45 155 £40,000 +6.66% 21
East Midlands -23 135 £41,500 +5.06% 20
Leeds -23 134 £37,500 - 10
Hampshire +29 132 £40,000 -3.61% 12
Hertfordshire +43 131 £47,500 +13.09% 10
Surrey -11 108 £54,750 +46.00% 11
Cheshire -5 93 £40,000 +14.28% 15
Buckinghamshire -19 92 £40,000 - 4
Berkshire -83 92 £45,000 +9.75% 7
Nottinghamshire +15 65 £41,500 +12.16% 8
Nottingham +12 63 £41,500 +12.16% 8
Scotland -12 57 £37,500 -4.45% 7
Milton Keynes -17 52 £40,000 +10.34% 3
West Sussex +5 51 £40,000 - 2
Bedfordshire -19 51 £40,000 -6.97% 6
Leicestershire +3 49 £40,000 +1.26% 3
Birmingham -14 48 £42,500 +4.29% 4
Reading -33 48 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Staffordshire +5 45 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Cambridgeshire -18 44 £45,000 +20.00% 11

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 6733 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4153 (61.68%) SQL
3 3507 (52.09%) .NET
4 3088 (45.86%) Microsoft
5 3070 (45.60%) C#
6 2420 (35.94%) ASP.NET
7 2250 (33.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 2182 (32.41%) T-SQL
9 2098 (31.16%) SQL Server 2005
10 2087 (31.00%) Windows
11 1973 (29.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1891 (28.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1786 (26.53%) JavaScript
14 1711 (25.41%) HTML
15 1642 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
16 1631 (24.22%) MVC
17 1579 (23.45%) CSS
18 1549 (23.01%) Finance
19 1536 (22.81%) MS Excel
20 1266 (18.80%) .NET Framework
21 1258 (18.68%) jQuery
22 1224 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
23 1107 (16.44%) Visual Studio
24 1093 (16.23%) ASP.NET MVC
25 1061 (15.76%) WCF
26 1060 (15.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 974 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
28 927 (13.77%) Data Warehouse
29 900 (13.37%) SharePoint
30 894 (13.28%) XML

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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
1 900 (13.37%) SharePoint
2 787 (11.69%) IIS
3 489 (7.26%) MS Exchange
4 370 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 332 (4.93%) SharePoint 2010
6 277 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 242 (3.59%) SharePoint 2013
8 217 (3.22%) BizTalk Server
9 128 (1.90%) CMS
9 128 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
10 105 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
11 103 (1.53%) Lync
12 77 (1.14%) Apache
13 69 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
14 50 (0.74%) Node.js
15 48 (0.71%) Tomcat
16 46 (0.68%) Umbraco
16 46 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
17 42 (0.62%) JBoss
18 40 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1536 (22.81%) MS Excel
2 447 (6.64%) MS Office
3 62 (0.92%) PowerPivot
3 62 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 47 (0.70%) InfoPath
5 32 (0.48%) MS Project
6 25 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.074%) SPSS
10 4 (0.059%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.045%) FastStats
11 3 (0.045%) Mingle
12 2 (0.030%) GNU Octave
13 1 (0.015%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.015%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 254 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
3 42 (0.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 40 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
5 32 (0.48%) Markit EDM
6 13 (0.19%) Google Analytics
6 13 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.16%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 10 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
9 8 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
9 8 (0.12%) Changepoint
9 8 (0.12%) Magento
10 7 (0.10%) SAP Business One
11 5 (0.074%) SunGard GMI
11 5 (0.074%) PeopleSoft HRMS
12 4 (0.059%) Eikon
13 3 (0.045%) Primavera
13 3 (0.045%) Oracle CRM
13 3 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 252 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (1.80%) SaaS
3 119 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
4 104 (1.54%) Office 365
5 24 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.24%) PaaS
7 13 (0.19%) Mimecast
8 12 (0.18%) IaaS
9 10 (0.15%) GitHub
10 8 (0.12%) CodePlex
11 2 (0.030%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.030%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.030%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.030%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.015%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.015%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.015%) Taleo
12 1 (0.015%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 332 (4.93%) SAN
2 299 (4.44%) Firewall
3 284 (4.22%) DNS
4 237 (3.52%) TCP/IP
5 218 (3.24%) DHCP
6 161 (2.39%) Internet
7 137 (2.03%) WAN
8 130 (1.93%) VPN
9 126 (1.87%) LAN
10 94 (1.40%) NAS
11 88 (1.31%) HTTP
12 86 (1.28%) Intranet
13 59 (0.88%) SMTP
14 48 (0.71%) SSL
15 40 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
16 34 (0.50%) VLAN
17 33 (0.49%) Wireless
18 32 (0.48%) VoIP
18 32 (0.48%) NetScaler
19 30 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6733 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2250 (33.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 2098 (31.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 1973 (29.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1891 (28.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1060 (15.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 927 (13.77%) Data Warehouse
8 459 (6.82%) Relational Database
9 383 (5.69%) SQL Server 2000
10 279 (4.14%) Oracle Database
11 258 (3.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 236 (3.51%) OLAP
13 199 (2.96%) MySQL
14 182 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
15 168 (2.50%) RDBMS
16 165 (2.45%) Big Data
17 158 (2.35%) DTS
18 145 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
19 109 (1.62%) QlikView
20 97 (1.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1107 (16.44%) Visual Studio
2 680 (10.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 269 (4.00%) NUnit
4 205 (3.04%) Subversion
5 166 (2.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 128 (1.90%) Git (software)
7 115 (1.71%) TeamCity
8 110 (1.63%) Moq
9 87 (1.29%) JIRA
10 85 (1.26%) MSTest
11 81 (1.20%) ReSharper
12 68 (1.01%) CruiseControl
13 66 (0.98%) SpecFlow
14 64 (0.95%) Rhino Mocks
15 51 (0.76%) Selenium
16 43 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 36 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
18 35 (0.52%) MSBuild
19 31 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
20 22 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1549 (23.01%) Finance
2 339 (5.03%) Banking
3 284 (4.22%) Marketing
4 266 (3.95%) Retail
5 119 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 105 (1.56%) Advertising
7 100 (1.49%) Investment Banking
8 91 (1.35%) Legal
9 89 (1.32%) Law
10 86 (1.28%) Front Office
11 73 (1.08%) Back Office
12 56 (0.83%) Games
13 51 (0.76%) Manufacturing
14 45 (0.67%) Financial Institution
15 33 (0.49%) Automotive
16 32 (0.48%) Billing
17 14 (0.21%) Electronics
18 13 (0.19%) Publishing
18 13 (0.19%) Local Government
19 11 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3779 (56.13%) Developer
2 1374 (20.41%) .NET Developer
3 987 (14.66%) DBA
4 891 (13.23%) C# Developer
5 832 (12.36%) SQL DBA
6 703 (10.44%) Analyst
7 696 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
8 651 (9.67%) Senior Developer
9 605 (8.99%) SQL Developer
10 467 (6.94%) SQL Server DBA
11 456 (6.77%) Administrator
12 416 (6.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 401 (5.96%) ASP.NET Developer
14 393 (5.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 378 (5.61%) Software Developer
16 243 (3.61%) Senior .NET Developer
17 226 (3.36%) Web Developer
18 218 (3.24%) Consultant
19 214 (3.18%) Applications Support
20 192 (2.85%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3507 (52.09%) .NET
2 2420 (35.94%) ASP.NET
3 1711 (25.41%) HTML
4 1579 (23.45%) CSS
5 1266 (18.80%) .NET Framework
6 1258 (18.68%) jQuery
7 1093 (16.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1061 (15.76%) WCF
9 894 (13.28%) XML
10 846 (12.56%) Web Services
11 712 (10.57%) Entity Framework
12 704 (10.46%) Ajax
13 554 (8.23%) HTML5
14 502 (7.46%) LINQ
15 355 (5.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 318 (4.72%) CSS3
17 298 (4.43%) WPF
18 274 (4.07%) AngularJS
19 257 (3.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 230 (3.42%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 530 (7.87%) Clustering
2 505 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 350 (5.20%) Replication
4 233 (3.46%) Computer Science
5 161 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
6 130 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 123 (1.83%) User Experience
8 122 (1.81%) N-Tier
9 107 (1.59%) Blackberry
9 107 (1.59%) Data Integration
10 81 (1.20%) Visualisation
11 80 (1.19%) Statistics
12 73 (1.08%) Mobile App
13 67 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
14 64 (0.95%) Client/Server
15 61 (0.91%) Hedge funds
16 46 (0.68%) Mathematics
17 44 (0.65%) Data Structures
18 43 (0.64%) NHS
19 42 (0.62%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2087 (31.00%) Windows
2 974 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 561 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 508 (7.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 344 (5.11%) Linux
6 216 (3.21%) Windows 7
7 167 (2.48%) UNIX
8 123 (1.83%) Android
9 97 (1.44%) Windows XP
10 76 (1.13%) Windows 8
11 69 (1.02%) Apple iOS
12 54 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 51 (0.76%) Windows 2000
14 38 (0.56%) Solaris
15 36 (0.53%) Windows Phone
16 28 (0.42%) CentOS
17 25 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
18 23 (0.34%) Windows Vista
19 18 (0.27%) Ubuntu
20 12 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1642 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1631 (24.22%) MVC
3 1224 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 726 (10.78%) ETL
5 701 (10.41%) Performance Tuning
6 634 (9.42%) TDD
7 599 (8.90%) Scrum
8 581 (8.63%) OO
9 442 (6.56%) CRM
10 392 (5.82%) ITIL
11 381 (5.66%) Software Engineering
12 362 (5.38%) Unit Testing
13 342 (5.08%) Mentoring
14 337 (5.01%) Web Development
15 300 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
16 291 (4.32%) E-Commerce
17 279 (4.14%) Continuous Integration
18 255 (3.79%) Migration
19 253 (3.76%) Data Modelling
20 245 (3.64%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 4153 (61.68%) SQL
2 3070 (45.60%) C#
3 2182 (32.41%) T-SQL
4 1786 (26.53%) JavaScript
5 644 (9.56%) VB.NET
6 327 (4.86%) VB
7 295 (4.38%) PowerShell
8 247 (3.67%) Java
9 182 (2.70%) VBA
10 131 (1.95%) PL/SQL
11 126 (1.87%) VB6
12 97 (1.44%) VBScript
13 82 (1.22%) PHP
14 78 (1.16%) Python
15 77 (1.14%) Ruby
16 67 (1.00%) Perl
17 59 (0.88%) C++
18 52 (0.77%) ActionScript
19 47 (0.70%) C
20 40 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 753 (11.18%) Degree
2 592 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 209 (3.10%) Security Cleared
4 168 (2.50%) MCSE
5 162 (2.41%) SC Cleared
6 159 (2.36%) MCITP
7 127 (1.89%) MCP
8 120 (1.78%) MCTS
9 109 (1.62%) MCSA
10 96 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
11 89 (1.32%) MCSD
12 65 (0.97%) CCNA
13 55 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 52 (0.77%) MCDBA
15 42 (0.62%) DV Cleared
16 39 (0.58%) MCAD
16 39 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
17 29 (0.43%) ISTQB
18 26 (0.39%) MCPD
18 26 (0.39%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (3.42%) QA
2 189 (2.81%) SLA
3 26 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.22%) HL7
6 13 (0.19%) ISO 8583
7 7 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.10%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.074%) GAMP
9 3 (0.045%) COBIT
10 2 (0.030%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.030%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.030%) GPG13
10 2 (0.030%) FISMA
10 2 (0.030%) DICOM
11 1 (0.015%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.015%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.015%) EMIR
11 1 (0.015%) MiFID
System Software
1 702 (10.43%) Active Directory
2 421 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 265 (3.94%) Hyper-V
4 236 (3.51%) vSphere
5 160 (2.38%) XenApp
6 120 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
7 111 (1.65%) VMware ESX
8 88 (1.31%) XenDesktop
9 59 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
10 37 (0.55%) vCloud
11 35 (0.52%) Terminal Services
12 27 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
13 24 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 22 (0.33%) XenServer
15 16 (0.24%) Apache Flume
15 16 (0.24%) HDFS
16 14 (0.21%) ISA Server
17 11 (0.16%) UAG
18 10 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 9 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 189 (2.81%) SCCM
2 145 (2.15%) SCOM
3 74 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
4 73 (1.08%) Backup Exec
5 61 (0.91%) NetBackup
6 49 (0.73%) Data Guard
7 39 (0.58%) Opsview
8 32 (0.48%) Nagios
9 28 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
10 26 (0.39%) SCVMM
11 24 (0.36%) WSUS
12 23 (0.34%) SCOrch
13 22 (0.33%) Puppet
14 16 (0.24%) Plesk
15 15 (0.22%) ARCserve
16 14 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
16 14 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
17 12 (0.18%) cPanel
17 12 (0.18%) Webmin
18 11 (0.16%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 3088 (45.86%) Microsoft
2 699 (10.38%) VMware
3 552 (8.20%) Oracle
4 348 (5.17%) Citrix
5 286 (4.25%) Cisco
6 188 (2.79%) HP
7 153 (2.27%) Business Objects
8 130 (1.93%) Cognos
9 125 (1.86%) NetApp
10 123 (1.83%) SAP
11 111 (1.65%) Symantec
12 100 (1.49%) Dell
13 91 (1.35%) Red Hat
14 73 (1.08%) Telerik
15 65 (0.97%) IBM
16 63 (0.94%) Sybase
16 63 (0.94%) Informatica
17 62 (0.92%) Tableau
18 60 (0.89%) CommVault
19 58 (0.86%) CheckPoint
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benifits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + excellent bonus+benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Midlands
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
East London
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
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
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + 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
South Wales
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £35000 - £45000 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
Wales
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday