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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 105 80 61
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -19
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2837 3882 4466
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.59% 3.31% 4.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.35% 10.64% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2437 3520 3981
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,050 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,750
% change year-on-year
- +8.84%

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
33974 36468 34162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.00% 31.14% 31.40%
Number of salaries quoted 28653 31146 29435
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -24 2708 £45,000 +3.44% 366
London -33 1086 £50,000 - 110
South East -24 535 £42,500 -3.40% 65
City of London -35 276 £52,500 +5.00% 44
North West -4 272 £40,000 +6.66% 56
Yorkshire -34 190 £40,000 +9.58% 30
East of England -28 188 £45,000 +5.88% 25
Manchester +9 184 £41,250 +17.85% 31
West Midlands -16 161 £37,500 +7.14% 27
South West -29 158 £37,500 - 35
Surrey +7 143 £45,000 - 9
West Yorkshire -32 125 £40,000 +6.66% 17
Hampshire +14 111 £40,000 - 10
East Midlands -20 108 £40,000 - 15
Leeds -20 108 £40,000 +8.29% 13
Berkshire -8 92 £44,250 -1.66% 17
Hertfordshire -15 77 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Cheshire -28 62 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Buckinghamshire -34 50 £38,000 -12.64% 9
West Sussex -11 49 £36,250 -14.70% 5
Nottingham +22 44 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Nottinghamshire +16 44 £42,500 - 3
Staffordshire +1 43 £32,500 -7.14% 7
North Yorkshire 0 43 £41,500 +18.57% 4
Birmingham -15 43 £42,500 +28.78% 12
Gloucestershire -16 41 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Bedfordshire -24 41 £44,500 -1.11% 4
Scotland -35 41 £37,500 +7.14% 5
York +20 40 £41,500 +18.57% 2
Kent -4 40 £40,000 -20.00% 7

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6092 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3733 (61.28%) SQL
3 3065 (50.31%) .NET
4 2805 (46.04%) Microsoft
5 2710 (44.48%) C#
6 2187 (35.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 2026 (33.26%) ASP.NET
8 1957 (32.12%) T-SQL
9 1876 (30.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1838 (30.17%) SQL Server 2005
11 1837 (30.15%) Windows
12 1775 (29.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1645 (27.00%) JavaScript
14 1494 (24.52%) MVC
15 1493 (24.51%) HTML
16 1455 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
17 1451 (23.82%) Finance
18 1429 (23.46%) MS Excel
19 1382 (22.69%) CSS
20 1153 (18.93%) jQuery
21 1127 (18.50%) .NET Framework
22 1048 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
23 995 (16.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 927 (15.22%) Visual Studio
25 888 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
26 886 (14.54%) ASP.NET MVC
27 863 (14.17%) WCF
28 795 (13.05%) Data Warehouse
29 782 (12.84%) SharePoint
30 772 (12.67%) XML

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 782 (12.84%) SharePoint
2 708 (11.62%) IIS
3 458 (7.52%) MS Exchange
4 336 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 270 (4.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 258 (4.24%) BizTalk Server
7 224 (3.68%) SharePoint 2013
8 193 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 152 (2.50%) CMS
10 125 (2.05%) Lync
11 96 (1.58%) SharePoint Server
12 94 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
13 65 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
14 57 (0.94%) Apache
15 51 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 44 (0.72%) Umbraco
17 38 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
18 37 (0.61%) SAS
19 34 (0.56%) Node.js
20 33 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1429 (23.46%) MS Excel
2 375 (6.16%) MS Office
3 36 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 34 (0.56%) PowerPivot
5 31 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 29 (0.48%) InfoPath
7 18 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.21%) FastStats
8 13 (0.21%) SPSS
9 8 (0.13%) MS Project
10 6 (0.098%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.066%) GNU Octave
12 3 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.049%) ProjectWise
13 2 (0.033%) Stata
Business Applications
1 234 (3.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 27 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
5 17 (0.28%) Northgate Housing
5 17 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 16 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 12 (0.20%) SAP Business One
8 11 (0.18%) Changepoint
9 10 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
10 9 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
11 6 (0.098%) Primavera
12 5 (0.082%) SunGard GMI
12 5 (0.082%) Markit EDM
13 4 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
13 4 (0.066%) Sophis RISQUE
14 3 (0.049%) HFM
14 3 (0.049%) Eikon
15 2 (0.033%) Visualfiles
15 2 (0.033%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 292 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (1.97%) SaaS
3 116 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
4 90 (1.48%) Office 365
5 16 (0.26%) GitHub
5 16 (0.26%) IaaS
6 13 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.20%) Google Analytics
8 11 (0.18%) PaaS
9 10 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.16%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.15%) Mimecast
11 8 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
11 8 (0.13%) CodePlex
12 7 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.049%) Taleo
14 2 (0.033%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.033%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.016%) Sage Pay
15 1 (0.016%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 311 (5.11%) DNS
2 279 (4.58%) SAN
3 225 (3.69%) Firewall
4 210 (3.45%) DHCP
5 186 (3.05%) TCP/IP
6 161 (2.64%) Internet
7 123 (2.02%) VPN
8 120 (1.97%) LAN
9 106 (1.74%) WAN
10 96 (1.58%) SMTP
11 87 (1.43%) HTTP
12 85 (1.40%) Intranet
13 81 (1.33%) NAS
14 55 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
15 52 (0.85%) VLAN
16 47 (0.77%) VoIP
17 38 (0.62%) NetScaler
18 36 (0.59%) Wireless
18 36 (0.59%) SSL
19 34 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6092 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2187 (35.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 1876 (30.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1838 (30.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 1775 (29.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 995 (16.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 795 (13.05%) Data Warehouse
8 397 (6.52%) SQL Server 2000
9 376 (6.17%) Relational Database
10 258 (4.24%) Oracle Database
11 209 (3.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 176 (2.89%) OLAP
13 173 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
14 164 (2.69%) MySQL
15 154 (2.53%) DTS
16 144 (2.36%) Big Data
17 133 (2.18%) Crystal Reports
18 124 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
19 112 (1.84%) RDBMS
20 91 (1.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 927 (15.22%) Visual Studio
2 671 (11.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 212 (3.48%) NUnit
4 174 (2.86%) Subversion
5 161 (2.64%) Git (software)
6 142 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 107 (1.76%) TeamCity
8 90 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 72 (1.18%) JIRA
10 63 (1.03%) Moq
11 58 (0.95%) MSBuild
12 57 (0.94%) CruiseControl
13 53 (0.87%) ReSharper
14 51 (0.84%) MSTest
15 50 (0.82%) Selenium
16 49 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
17 32 (0.53%) Jenkins
18 30 (0.49%) SpecFlow
19 29 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
20 28 (0.46%) Mercurial
General
1 1451 (23.82%) Finance
2 291 (4.78%) Banking
3 263 (4.32%) Retail
4 192 (3.15%) Marketing
5 135 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 126 (2.07%) Legal
7 98 (1.61%) Law
8 84 (1.38%) Front Office
9 77 (1.26%) Back Office
10 76 (1.25%) Investment Banking
11 71 (1.17%) Advertising
11 71 (1.17%) Games
12 60 (0.98%) Manufacturing
13 49 (0.80%) Publishing
14 45 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
16 24 (0.39%) Automotive
17 20 (0.33%) Local Government
17 20 (0.33%) French Language
18 18 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3334 (54.73%) Developer
2 1187 (19.48%) .NET Developer
3 997 (16.37%) DBA
4 825 (13.54%) SQL DBA
5 709 (11.64%) C# Developer
6 603 (9.90%) Analyst
7 581 (9.54%) Senior Developer
8 567 (9.31%) C# .NET Developer
9 539 (8.85%) SQL Developer
10 467 (7.67%) Administrator
11 461 (7.57%) SQL Server DBA
12 362 (5.94%) Software Developer
13 331 (5.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 330 (5.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 307 (5.04%) ASP.NET Developer
16 226 (3.71%) Senior .NET Developer
17 212 (3.48%) SQL Server Developer
18 204 (3.35%) Support Analyst
19 187 (3.07%) Web Developer
20 186 (3.05%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3065 (50.31%) .NET
2 2026 (33.26%) ASP.NET
3 1493 (24.51%) HTML
4 1382 (22.69%) CSS
5 1153 (18.93%) jQuery
6 1127 (18.50%) .NET Framework
7 886 (14.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 863 (14.17%) WCF
9 772 (12.67%) XML
10 679 (11.15%) Web Services
11 657 (10.78%) Entity Framework
12 569 (9.34%) Ajax
13 457 (7.50%) HTML5
14 386 (6.34%) LINQ
15 274 (4.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 258 (4.24%) CSS3
17 254 (4.17%) AngularJS
18 221 (3.63%) SOAP
19 207 (3.40%) ASP.NET Web API
20 198 (3.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 573 (9.41%) Clustering
2 449 (7.37%) Replication
3 421 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
4 234 (3.84%) Computer Science
5 169 (2.77%) Management Information System
6 129 (2.12%) Data Centre
7 106 (1.74%) User Experience
8 101 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
9 94 (1.54%) Mobile App
10 89 (1.46%) Blackberry
11 84 (1.38%) Data Integration
12 81 (1.33%) Statistics
13 77 (1.26%) Hedge funds
14 74 (1.21%) Client/Server
15 72 (1.18%) Visualisation
16 63 (1.03%) Mathematics
17 62 (1.02%) N-Tier
18 61 (1.00%) NHS
19 41 (0.67%) Derivative
20 37 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1837 (30.15%) Windows
2 888 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 505 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 438 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 280 (4.60%) Linux
6 177 (2.91%) Windows 7
7 132 (2.17%) UNIX
8 101 (1.66%) Android
9 100 (1.64%) Windows XP
10 63 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 55 (0.90%) Windows 2000
12 48 (0.79%) Windows 8
13 39 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 24 (0.39%) Windows Phone
15 21 (0.34%) Windows Vista
16 19 (0.31%) AIX
17 13 (0.21%) Mac OS X
17 13 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
18 11 (0.18%) CentOS
18 11 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1494 (24.52%) MVC
2 1455 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1048 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
4 745 (12.23%) Performance Tuning
5 617 (10.13%) ETL
6 513 (8.42%) Scrum
7 486 (7.98%) OO
8 444 (7.29%) TDD
9 390 (6.40%) ITIL
10 375 (6.16%) CRM
11 360 (5.91%) SDLC
12 322 (5.29%) Unit Testing
13 314 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
14 281 (4.61%) Web Development
15 280 (4.60%) Mentoring
16 268 (4.40%) Project Management
16 268 (4.40%) Migration
17 267 (4.38%) Data Modelling
18 255 (4.19%) Software Engineering
19 249 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3733 (61.28%) SQL
2 2710 (44.48%) C#
3 1957 (32.12%) T-SQL
4 1645 (27.00%) JavaScript
5 554 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 387 (6.35%) PowerShell
7 256 (4.20%) VB
8 249 (4.09%) Java
9 113 (1.85%) PL/SQL
10 111 (1.82%) VBA
11 100 (1.64%) VBScript
12 90 (1.48%) Perl
13 88 (1.44%) PHP
14 87 (1.43%) VB6
15 77 (1.26%) ActionScript
16 73 (1.20%) Ruby
17 64 (1.05%) ActionScript 2.0
18 63 (1.03%) C++
19 61 (1.00%) Python
20 56 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 635 (10.42%) Degree
2 541 (8.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 183 (3.00%) MCSE
4 176 (2.89%) MCITP
5 150 (2.46%) Security Cleared
6 130 (2.13%) MCSA
7 119 (1.95%) SC Cleared
8 91 (1.49%) MCP
9 90 (1.48%) MCTS
10 84 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
11 74 (1.21%) MCSD
12 71 (1.17%) CCNA
13 60 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 54 (0.89%) HND
15 46 (0.76%) DV Cleared
16 40 (0.66%) MCDBA
17 38 (0.62%) MCAD
18 27 (0.44%) ISTQB
19 25 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
20 24 (0.39%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (4.48%) QA
2 184 (3.02%) SLA
3 25 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 20 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.25%) HL7
8 12 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.16%) SNOMED CT
10 6 (0.098%) ISO 8583
10 6 (0.098%) GAMP
11 3 (0.049%) TickIT
12 2 (0.033%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.033%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.016%) EMIR
13 1 (0.016%) WCAG
13 1 (0.016%) COBIT
13 1 (0.016%) MiFID
System Software
1 633 (10.39%) Active Directory
2 330 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 223 (3.66%) vSphere
4 198 (3.25%) Hyper-V
5 142 (2.33%) VMware ESX
6 133 (2.18%) XenApp
7 118 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
8 80 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
9 49 (0.80%) XenDesktop
10 44 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
11 32 (0.53%) UAG
12 28 (0.46%) Terminal Services
13 27 (0.44%) vCloud
14 22 (0.36%) Firmware
15 18 (0.30%) ISA Server
16 14 (0.23%) XenServer
17 12 (0.20%) BitLocker
18 9 (0.15%) Oracle Clusterware
19 8 (0.13%) NFS
20 6 (0.098%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 210 (3.45%) SCCM
2 125 (2.05%) SCOM
3 81 (1.33%) Backup Exec
4 70 (1.15%) Data Guard
5 47 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 44 (0.72%) WSUS
7 43 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
8 34 (0.56%) NetBackup
9 21 (0.34%) AirWatch
10 18 (0.30%) Opsview
11 17 (0.28%) Nagios
12 16 (0.26%) Puppet
13 14 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
14 12 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
14 12 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 10 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 9 (0.15%) Oracle Flashback
17 8 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
17 8 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 7 (0.11%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 2805 (46.04%) Microsoft
2 604 (9.91%) VMware
3 534 (8.77%) Oracle
4 290 (4.76%) Citrix
5 210 (3.45%) Cisco
6 152 (2.50%) HP
7 120 (1.97%) SAP
8 111 (1.82%) Cognos
9 104 (1.71%) Symantec
10 91 (1.49%) Dell
11 77 (1.26%) Sybase
12 72 (1.18%) IBM
12 72 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
13 67 (1.10%) NetApp
13 67 (1.10%) Tableau
14 50 (0.82%) EMC
15 49 (0.80%) Google
16 47 (0.77%) Telerik
17 45 (0.74%) Red Hat
18 37 (0.61%) CheckPoint
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Salary: £30000 per annum + Shift Allowance + on call + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Salary: From £44,000 to £47,000 per annum
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Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Training & Benefits
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