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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 115 83 62
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -21
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2717 3634 4293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.48% 3.17% 4.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.16% 10.26% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2349 3274 3844
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
33286 35412 33654
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.39% 30.86% 31.68%
Number of salaries quoted 28143 29851 29024
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -31 2594 £45,000 +5.88% 317
London -44 1029 £52,500 +5.00% 87
South East -8 531 £42,000 -3.44% 73
North West -8 267 £42,500 +13.33% 51
City of London -33 266 £52,500 +5.00% 15
Yorkshire -20 190 £40,000 +6.66% 12
Manchester +17 186 £42,500 +21.42% 28
East of England -29 180 £42,500 -3.18% 16
West Midlands -32 145 £36,500 +4.28% 17
West Yorkshire -14 138 £40,000 +9.58% 6
Surrey -11 135 £45,000 - 12
South West -55 130 £37,500 +1.35% 42
Leeds 0 113 £40,000 +9.97% 3
East Midlands -16 109 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Hampshire +9 103 £40,000 -3.61% 14
Berkshire -1 92 £41,000 -8.88% 19
Buckinghamshire -13 69 £38,000 -10.58% 8
Hertfordshire -21 66 £45,000 - 9
Cheshire -34 55 £42,000 +12.00% 9
Nottinghamshire +6 47 £40,000 - 4
Birmingham -5 46 £42,500 +21.42% 5
West Sussex -10 45 £35,000 -17.64% 5
Nottingham +13 44 £40,125 +0.31% 3
Wales -21 43 £35,184 -6.17% 9
Milton Keynes -1 41 £38,500 -9.41% 5
Scotland -37 41 £39,000 +2.63% 4
Cambridgeshire +4 38 £45,000 +3.44% 4
Kent +10 37 £43,750 -2.77% 4
Staffordshire -10 36 £32,500 -3.34% 3
South Wales -31 36 £36,779 -1.92% 8

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5739 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3551 (61.87%) SQL
3 2805 (48.88%) .NET
4 2604 (45.37%) Microsoft
5 2474 (43.11%) C#
6 2119 (36.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 1924 (33.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1870 (32.58%) T-SQL
9 1826 (31.82%) ASP.NET
10 1754 (30.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1695 (29.53%) Windows
12 1637 (28.52%) SQL Server 2005
13 1511 (26.33%) JavaScript
14 1418 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
15 1392 (24.26%) MVC
16 1380 (24.05%) Finance
17 1347 (23.47%) MS Excel
18 1338 (23.31%) HTML
19 1243 (21.66%) CSS
20 1087 (18.94%) Business Intelligence
21 1067 (18.59%) jQuery
22 1020 (17.77%) .NET Framework
23 990 (17.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 852 (14.85%) Windows Server 2008
25 842 (14.67%) Visual Studio
26 830 (14.46%) Data Warehouse
27 786 (13.70%) ASP.NET MVC
28 764 (13.31%) WCF
29 750 (13.07%) SharePoint
30 712 (12.41%) Performance Tuning

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 750 (13.07%) SharePoint
2 673 (11.73%) IIS
3 426 (7.42%) MS Exchange
4 317 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 258 (4.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 224 (3.90%) BizTalk Server
7 209 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 175 (3.05%) CMS
9 159 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2007
10 122 (2.13%) Lync
11 95 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
12 79 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
13 55 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
14 50 (0.87%) Umbraco
15 46 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 45 (0.78%) Apache
17 38 (0.66%) SAS
18 37 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
19 36 (0.63%) Node.js
20 31 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1347 (23.47%) MS Excel
2 323 (5.63%) MS Office
3 34 (0.59%) PowerPivot
4 33 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.38%) InfoPath
7 17 (0.30%) SPSS
8 15 (0.26%) Photoshop
9 13 (0.23%) FastStats
10 7 (0.12%) MS Project
11 5 (0.087%) GNU Octave
12 3 (0.052%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.052%) ProjectWise
13 2 (0.035%) Stata
Business Applications
1 213 (3.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 20 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 17 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 17 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 17 (0.30%) Northgate Housing
6 13 (0.23%) SAP Business One
7 11 (0.19%) Changepoint
8 9 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
9 8 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
10 6 (0.10%) Primavera
10 6 (0.10%) Markit EDM
11 4 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.070%) Sophis RISQUE
12 3 (0.052%) HFM
12 3 (0.052%) Endur
12 3 (0.052%) SunGard GMI
13 2 (0.035%) PORTIA
13 2 (0.035%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 266 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 113 (1.97%) SaaS
4 79 (1.38%) Office 365
5 18 (0.31%) IaaS
6 13 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
6 13 (0.23%) GitHub
7 10 (0.17%) PaaS
7 10 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 9 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.14%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.14%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.087%) Taleo
12 4 (0.070%) CodePlex
13 2 (0.035%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.035%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.017%) Symantec.cloud
14 1 (0.017%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 304 (5.30%) DNS
2 270 (4.70%) SAN
3 212 (3.69%) Firewall
4 200 (3.48%) DHCP
5 169 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 154 (2.68%) Internet
7 118 (2.06%) VPN
7 118 (2.06%) LAN
8 100 (1.74%) WAN
9 98 (1.71%) SMTP
10 90 (1.57%) HTTP
11 83 (1.45%) Intranet
12 75 (1.31%) NAS
13 59 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
14 55 (0.96%) VoIP
15 50 (0.87%) VLAN
16 37 (0.64%) iSCSI
17 35 (0.61%) NetScaler
17 35 (0.61%) SSL
18 32 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5739 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2119 (36.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 1924 (33.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1754 (30.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1637 (28.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 990 (17.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 830 (14.46%) Data Warehouse
8 384 (6.69%) SQL Server 2000
9 353 (6.15%) Relational Database
10 240 (4.18%) Oracle Database
11 192 (3.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 177 (3.08%) OLAP
13 164 (2.86%) MySQL
14 154 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
15 144 (2.51%) Big Data
16 137 (2.39%) Crystal Reports
17 131 (2.28%) DTS
18 126 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
19 120 (2.09%) RDBMS
20 104 (1.81%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 842 (14.67%) Visual Studio
2 644 (11.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 189 (3.29%) NUnit
4 173 (3.01%) Subversion
5 164 (2.86%) Git (software)
6 140 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 88 (1.53%) TeamCity
8 86 (1.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 67 (1.17%) JIRA
10 63 (1.10%) MSBuild
11 59 (1.03%) ReSharper
12 58 (1.01%) Moq
13 48 (0.84%) CruiseControl
14 47 (0.82%) MSTest
15 44 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
16 41 (0.71%) Jenkins
17 39 (0.68%) Selenium
18 38 (0.66%) Mercurial
19 33 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
19 33 (0.58%) ERwin
General
1 1380 (24.05%) Finance
2 265 (4.62%) Retail
3 261 (4.55%) Banking
4 185 (3.22%) Marketing
5 151 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 119 (2.07%) Legal
7 108 (1.88%) Law
8 70 (1.22%) Front Office
9 69 (1.20%) Back Office
10 65 (1.13%) Games
11 63 (1.10%) Manufacturing
12 62 (1.08%) Advertising
13 51 (0.89%) Investment Banking
14 48 (0.84%) Financial Institution
15 44 (0.77%) Publishing
16 35 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
17 26 (0.45%) French Language
18 22 (0.38%) Local Government
19 21 (0.37%) Electronics
20 20 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3102 (54.05%) Developer
2 1102 (19.20%) .NET Developer
3 925 (16.12%) DBA
4 770 (13.42%) SQL DBA
5 644 (11.22%) C# Developer
6 560 (9.76%) Analyst
7 530 (9.24%) Senior Developer
8 516 (8.99%) C# .NET Developer
9 504 (8.78%) SQL Developer
10 456 (7.95%) Administrator
11 419 (7.30%) SQL Server DBA
12 346 (6.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 312 (5.44%) Software Developer
14 304 (5.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 275 (4.79%) ASP.NET Developer
16 209 (3.64%) SQL Server Developer
17 206 (3.59%) Senior .NET Developer
18 205 (3.57%) Support Analyst
19 202 (3.52%) Web Developer
20 172 (3.00%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2805 (48.88%) .NET
2 1826 (31.82%) ASP.NET
3 1338 (23.31%) HTML
4 1243 (21.66%) CSS
5 1067 (18.59%) jQuery
6 1020 (17.77%) .NET Framework
7 786 (13.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 764 (13.31%) WCF
9 697 (12.14%) XML
10 614 (10.70%) Entity Framework
11 592 (10.32%) Web Services
12 504 (8.78%) Ajax
13 389 (6.78%) HTML5
14 362 (6.31%) LINQ
15 258 (4.50%) AngularJS
16 238 (4.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 223 (3.89%) CSS3
18 214 (3.73%) SOAP
19 197 (3.43%) ASP.NET Web API
20 179 (3.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 519 (9.04%) Clustering
2 452 (7.88%) Replication
3 401 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
4 251 (4.37%) Computer Science
5 170 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 115 (2.00%) Data Centre
7 100 (1.74%) Mobile App
8 97 (1.69%) Data Integration
9 87 (1.52%) User Experience
10 86 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
11 82 (1.43%) Mathematics
12 75 (1.31%) Hedge funds
13 73 (1.27%) Blackberry
14 71 (1.24%) Visualisation
15 69 (1.20%) Statistics
16 65 (1.13%) Client/Server
17 58 (1.01%) NHS
18 41 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
19 39 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
20 37 (0.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1695 (29.53%) Windows
2 852 (14.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 477 (8.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 393 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 289 (5.04%) Linux
6 168 (2.93%) Windows 7
7 114 (1.99%) UNIX
8 98 (1.71%) Windows XP
9 80 (1.39%) Android
10 55 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 50 (0.87%) Windows 8
12 49 (0.85%) Windows 2000
13 30 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (0.44%) Windows Vista
15 19 (0.33%) Windows Phone
16 15 (0.26%) AIX
17 14 (0.24%) Mac OS X
18 12 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
19 11 (0.19%) Ubuntu
20 10 (0.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1418 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
2 1392 (24.26%) MVC
3 1087 (18.94%) Business Intelligence
4 712 (12.41%) Performance Tuning
5 633 (11.03%) ETL
6 457 (7.96%) Scrum
7 418 (7.28%) TDD
8 417 (7.27%) OO
9 375 (6.53%) ITIL
10 371 (6.46%) SDLC
11 346 (6.03%) CRM
12 289 (5.04%) Unit Testing
13 285 (4.97%) Migration
14 283 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
15 280 (4.88%) Mentoring
16 266 (4.63%) Data Modelling
17 265 (4.62%) Project Management
18 253 (4.41%) Web Development
19 237 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
20 210 (3.66%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3551 (61.87%) SQL
2 2474 (43.11%) C#
3 1870 (32.58%) T-SQL
4 1511 (26.33%) JavaScript
5 507 (8.83%) VB.NET
6 386 (6.73%) PowerShell
7 223 (3.89%) Java
8 221 (3.85%) VB
9 102 (1.78%) PHP
10 97 (1.69%) PL/SQL
10 97 (1.69%) VBA
11 94 (1.64%) VBScript
12 86 (1.50%) Perl
13 74 (1.29%) VB6
14 72 (1.25%) ActionScript
15 61 (1.06%) ActionScript 2.0
16 60 (1.05%) Ruby
17 58 (1.01%) C++
18 56 (0.98%) Python
19 50 (0.87%) C
Qualifications
1 606 (10.56%) Degree
2 481 (8.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 160 (2.79%) MCSE
4 159 (2.77%) MCITP
5 142 (2.47%) Security Cleared
6 125 (2.18%) MCSA
7 99 (1.73%) SC Cleared
8 84 (1.46%) MCTS
9 79 (1.38%) MCP
9 79 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
10 69 (1.20%) CCNA
11 59 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 51 (0.89%) MCSD
13 44 (0.77%) HND
14 41 (0.71%) DV Cleared
15 33 (0.58%) MCDBA
16 26 (0.45%) MCAD
17 22 (0.38%) ISEB
18 21 (0.37%) ISTQB
19 20 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 262 (4.57%) QA
2 165 (2.88%) SLA
3 25 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 24 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.24%) HL7
6 14 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.17%) SNOMED CT
9 5 (0.087%) GAMP
10 3 (0.052%) TickIT
11 1 (0.017%) WCAG
11 1 (0.017%) COBIT
11 1 (0.017%) Solvency II
System Software
1 573 (9.98%) Active Directory
2 298 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (3.40%) Hyper-V
3 195 (3.40%) vSphere
4 130 (2.27%) VMware ESX
5 123 (2.14%) XenApp
6 100 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
7 59 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
8 43 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 35 (0.61%) XenDesktop
10 34 (0.59%) UAG
11 25 (0.44%) Terminal Services
12 20 (0.35%) Firmware
12 20 (0.35%) vCloud
13 18 (0.31%) ISA Server
14 12 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 12 (0.21%) XenServer
15 6 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
15 6 (0.10%) Terminal Server
15 6 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 189 (3.29%) SCCM
2 102 (1.78%) SCOM
3 86 (1.50%) Backup Exec
4 54 (0.94%) Data Guard
5 52 (0.91%) WSUS
6 39 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
7 34 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
8 26 (0.45%) NetBackup
9 24 (0.42%) AirWatch
10 17 (0.30%) Tivoli
11 16 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (0.26%) Puppet
13 14 (0.24%) Opsview
14 13 (0.23%) Nagios
15 10 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 9 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
16 9 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 8 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 8 (0.14%) Oracle Flashback
18 7 (0.12%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 2604 (45.37%) Microsoft
2 554 (9.65%) VMware
3 497 (8.66%) Oracle
4 250 (4.36%) Citrix
5 192 (3.35%) Cisco
6 132 (2.30%) HP
7 122 (2.13%) Cognos
8 120 (2.09%) SAP
9 98 (1.71%) Symantec
10 80 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
11 72 (1.25%) Dell
11 72 (1.25%) Tableau
12 71 (1.24%) Sybase
13 66 (1.15%) NetApp
14 57 (0.99%) IBM
15 49 (0.85%) Google
16 45 (0.78%) EMC
17 44 (0.77%) Telerik
18 38 (0.66%) Red Gate
19 36 (0.63%) CommVault
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BONUSES
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonuses
Posted: 2 days ago
London
PTS Resourcing (UK) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £48000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago