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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 81 65 40
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -25
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3411 4187 5969
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.19% 3.91% 5.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.58% 12.39% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3056 3693 5417
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
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
32255 33802 34719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.13% 31.58% 32.45%
Number of salaries quoted 27533 28407 30438
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,565 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -16 3222 £42,500 - 423
London -12 1185 £50,000 - 126
South East -42 595 £42,500 - 84
City of London +17 366 £50,000 +5.26% 51
North West +2 342 £37,500 - 40
East of England +6 298 £45,000 +11.11% 25
West Midlands +10 267 £40,000 +6.66% 49
Yorkshire -43 235 £38,500 +2.66% 35
West Yorkshire -28 182 £38,500 +5.47% 23
South West -29 177 £40,000 +6.66% 39
Manchester -7 176 £37,500 - 24
Hertfordshire +26 150 £45,000 +4.65% 10
Leeds -19 149 £40,000 +9.58% 14
Surrey +12 142 £42,500 +11.84% 18
East Midlands -22 122 £40,000 +2.56% 17
Cheshire +8 114 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Hampshire +6 109 £40,000 -3.61% 19
Berkshire -82 92 £46,500 +3.33% 10
Birmingham +9 87 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Scotland +6 78 £40,000 +0.94% 9
Buckinghamshire -13 73 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Nottinghamshire -1 64 £40,750 +8.66% 6
Nottingham -4 62 £38,750 +3.33% 6
Kent -25 54 £47,500 - 2
Wales +20 53 £38,500 -3.75% 6
Bedfordshire -11 52 £39,000 -9.30% 4
Cambridgeshire +21 49 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Staffordshire +1 49 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Glasgow +11 48 £40,000 - 2
Gloucestershire -1 47 £45,000 +12.50% 4

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 7128 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4353 (61.07%) SQL
3 3681 (51.64%) .NET
4 3272 (45.90%) Microsoft
5 3248 (45.57%) C#
6 2541 (35.65%) ASP.NET
7 2291 (32.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 2272 (31.87%) T-SQL
9 2253 (31.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 2184 (30.64%) Windows
11 2001 (28.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1965 (27.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1885 (26.45%) JavaScript
14 1849 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
15 1837 (25.77%) HTML
16 1750 (24.55%) MVC
17 1662 (23.32%) CSS
18 1633 (22.91%) MS Excel
19 1528 (21.44%) Finance
20 1388 (19.47%) .NET Framework
21 1352 (18.97%) jQuery
22 1319 (18.50%) Business Intelligence
23 1210 (16.98%) WCF
24 1185 (16.62%) Visual Studio
25 1179 (16.54%) ASP.NET MVC
26 1094 (15.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 1020 (14.31%) Windows Server 2008
28 1008 (14.14%) Data Warehouse
29 991 (13.90%) SharePoint
30 977 (13.71%) XML

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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
1 991 (13.90%) SharePoint
2 804 (11.28%) IIS
3 537 (7.53%) MS Exchange
4 396 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 340 (4.77%) SharePoint 2010
6 279 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 246 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 195 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
9 134 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 119 (1.67%) CMS
11 112 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
12 103 (1.45%) Lync
13 87 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
14 68 (0.95%) Apache
15 56 (0.79%) JBoss
16 55 (0.77%) SAS
17 51 (0.72%) Umbraco
18 49 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
19 47 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 42 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1633 (22.91%) MS Excel
2 464 (6.51%) MS Office
3 111 (1.56%) PowerPivot
4 61 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 56 (0.79%) InfoPath
6 35 (0.49%) MS Project
7 31 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
8 12 (0.17%) SPSS
9 9 (0.13%) Mingle
10 7 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.084%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.056%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.056%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.042%) FastStats
14 1 (0.014%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 249 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 60 (0.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 56 (0.79%) Markit EDM
5 45 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
6 19 (0.27%) Magento
6 19 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 15 (0.21%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 9 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
8 9 (0.13%) SalesLogix
9 7 (0.098%) Sophis RISQUE
9 7 (0.098%) Changepoint
9 7 (0.098%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.084%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 6 (0.084%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.070%) thinkFolio
11 5 (0.070%) ReMetrica
12 4 (0.056%) Eikon
12 4 (0.056%) GoldMine
12 4 (0.056%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 259 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (1.66%) Office 365
3 88 (1.23%) SaaS
4 69 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
5 34 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.25%) PaaS
7 12 (0.17%) IaaS
8 5 (0.070%) GitHub
9 1 (0.014%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.014%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.014%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.014%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 385 (5.40%) SAN
2 318 (4.46%) Firewall
3 289 (4.05%) DNS
4 232 (3.25%) TCP/IP
5 220 (3.09%) DHCP
6 191 (2.68%) Internet
7 150 (2.10%) WAN
8 142 (1.99%) LAN
9 139 (1.95%) VPN
10 131 (1.84%) Intranet
11 103 (1.45%) NAS
12 83 (1.16%) HTTP
13 59 (0.83%) Extranet
14 50 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
15 47 (0.66%) SMTP
16 38 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
17 37 (0.52%) FTP
18 35 (0.49%) VLAN
19 34 (0.48%) VoIP
20 33 (0.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7128 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2291 (32.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 2253 (31.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 2001 (28.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1965 (27.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1094 (15.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1008 (14.14%) Data Warehouse
8 531 (7.45%) Relational Database
9 428 (6.00%) SQL Server 2000
10 317 (4.45%) Oracle Database
11 277 (3.89%) OLAP
12 262 (3.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 221 (3.10%) MySQL
14 197 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
15 194 (2.72%) RDBMS
16 147 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
17 146 (2.05%) Big Data
18 140 (1.96%) DTS
19 121 (1.70%) QlikView
20 120 (1.68%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1185 (16.62%) Visual Studio
2 803 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 306 (4.29%) NUnit
4 223 (3.13%) Subversion
5 167 (2.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 153 (2.15%) Git (software)
7 135 (1.89%) TeamCity
8 133 (1.87%) Moq
9 95 (1.33%) SpecFlow
10 92 (1.29%) MSTest
11 90 (1.26%) CruiseControl
12 85 (1.19%) Rhino Mocks
13 78 (1.09%) ReSharper
14 60 (0.84%) Selenium
15 59 (0.83%) JIRA
16 49 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 43 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
18 39 (0.55%) Cucumber
19 38 (0.53%) MSBuild
20 23 (0.32%) Eclipse
General
1 1528 (21.44%) Finance
2 339 (4.76%) Banking
3 302 (4.24%) Marketing
4 281 (3.94%) Retail
5 122 (1.71%) Advertising
6 104 (1.46%) Legal
7 102 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 99 (1.39%) Law
9 92 (1.29%) Investment Banking
10 85 (1.19%) Front Office
11 80 (1.12%) Back Office
12 52 (0.73%) Games
13 50 (0.70%) Manufacturing
14 42 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 35 (0.49%) Automotive
15 35 (0.49%) Billing
16 10 (0.14%) Publishing
17 9 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.13%) Local Government
18 7 (0.098%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3980 (55.84%) Developer
2 1345 (18.87%) .NET Developer
3 974 (13.66%) DBA
4 955 (13.40%) C# Developer
5 843 (11.83%) Analyst
6 830 (11.64%) SQL DBA
7 730 (10.24%) Senior Developer
8 710 (9.96%) C# .NET Developer
9 658 (9.23%) SQL Developer
10 465 (6.52%) SQL Server DBA
11 452 (6.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 425 (5.96%) Administrator
13 420 (5.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 394 (5.53%) Software Developer
15 393 (5.51%) ASP.NET Developer
16 269 (3.77%) Web Developer
17 260 (3.65%) Applications Support
18 249 (3.49%) Senior .NET Developer
19 228 (3.20%) Junior
20 219 (3.07%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3681 (51.64%) .NET
2 2541 (35.65%) ASP.NET
3 1837 (25.77%) HTML
4 1662 (23.32%) CSS
5 1388 (19.47%) .NET Framework
6 1352 (18.97%) jQuery
7 1210 (16.98%) WCF
8 1179 (16.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 977 (13.71%) XML
10 943 (13.23%) Web Services
11 735 (10.31%) Ajax
12 713 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 601 (8.43%) HTML5
14 549 (7.70%) LINQ
15 408 (5.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 353 (4.95%) WPF
17 319 (4.48%) CSS3
18 275 (3.86%) WinForms
19 274 (3.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 273 (3.83%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 640 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 537 (7.53%) Clustering
3 359 (5.04%) Replication
4 255 (3.58%) Computer Science
5 173 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
6 154 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 150 (2.10%) N-Tier
8 130 (1.82%) Blackberry
9 113 (1.59%) User Experience
10 108 (1.52%) Data Integration
11 90 (1.26%) Visualisation
12 85 (1.19%) Statistics
13 82 (1.15%) Inversion of Control
14 70 (0.98%) Mobile App
15 61 (0.86%) Data Structures
15 61 (0.86%) Client/Server
16 53 (0.74%) Mathematics
17 52 (0.73%) NHS
18 49 (0.69%) Hedge funds
19 35 (0.49%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2184 (30.64%) Windows
2 1020 (14.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 585 (8.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 550 (7.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 322 (4.52%) Linux
6 221 (3.10%) Windows 7
7 167 (2.34%) UNIX
8 150 (2.10%) Android
9 103 (1.45%) Windows XP
10 87 (1.22%) Apple iOS
11 75 (1.05%) Windows 8
12 49 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 49 (0.69%) Windows 2000
13 41 (0.58%) Solaris
14 34 (0.48%) Windows Phone
15 33 (0.46%) Windows Vista
16 30 (0.42%) CentOS
17 26 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
18 14 (0.20%) Ubuntu
19 12 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1849 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1750 (24.55%) MVC
3 1319 (18.50%) Business Intelligence
4 779 (10.93%) ETL
5 757 (10.62%) TDD
6 717 (10.06%) Scrum
7 691 (9.69%) Performance Tuning
8 666 (9.34%) OO
9 492 (6.90%) CRM
10 420 (5.89%) ITIL
11 419 (5.88%) Software Engineering
12 388 (5.44%) Unit Testing
13 383 (5.37%) Web Development
14 376 (5.27%) Mentoring
15 362 (5.08%) E-Commerce
16 310 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
17 287 (4.03%) OOD
18 286 (4.01%) Data Modelling
19 272 (3.82%) Migration
20 264 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4353 (61.07%) SQL
2 3248 (45.57%) C#
3 2272 (31.87%) T-SQL
4 1885 (26.45%) JavaScript
5 652 (9.15%) VB.NET
6 352 (4.94%) VB
7 291 (4.08%) PowerShell
8 254 (3.56%) Java
9 237 (3.32%) VBA
10 144 (2.02%) PL/SQL
11 131 (1.84%) VB6
12 104 (1.46%) VBScript
13 84 (1.18%) PHP
14 73 (1.02%) Ruby
15 67 (0.94%) Python
16 62 (0.87%) C++
17 55 (0.77%) Perl
18 47 (0.66%) XPath
19 42 (0.59%) ActionScript
20 39 (0.55%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 797 (11.18%) Degree
2 651 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 217 (3.04%) Security Cleared
4 178 (2.50%) MCSE
5 172 (2.41%) VCP4
6 170 (2.38%) MCITP
7 144 (2.02%) MCTS
8 142 (1.99%) SC Cleared
9 130 (1.82%) MCP
10 116 (1.63%) MCSA
11 94 (1.32%) MCSD
12 86 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
13 66 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 59 (0.83%) MCDBA
15 57 (0.80%) CCNA
16 43 (0.60%) MCAD
17 36 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
18 31 (0.43%) ISEB
19 29 (0.41%) DV Cleared
20 28 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (3.04%) SLA
2 210 (2.95%) QA
3 27 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 21 (0.29%) ISO 8583
6 15 (0.21%) HL7
7 7 (0.098%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.098%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.084%) GAMP
9 4 (0.056%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.042%) COBIT
11 2 (0.028%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.028%) DICOM
11 2 (0.028%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.028%) GPG13
12 1 (0.014%) EMIR
12 1 (0.014%) MiFID
12 1 (0.014%) WCAG
12 1 (0.014%) WAI
System Software
1 751 (10.54%) Active Directory
2 453 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 263 (3.69%) Hyper-V
4 239 (3.35%) vSphere
5 172 (2.41%) XenApp
6 112 (1.57%) VMware ESX
7 105 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
8 81 (1.14%) XenDesktop
9 46 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
10 40 (0.56%) vCloud
11 31 (0.43%) Terminal Services
12 27 (0.38%) XenServer
13 23 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 22 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
15 20 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
16 17 (0.24%) Apache Flume
16 17 (0.24%) HDFS
17 10 (0.14%) DFS Replication
17 10 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 6 (0.084%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 175 (2.46%) SCCM
2 150 (2.10%) SCOM
3 77 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 73 (1.02%) Backup Exec
5 61 (0.86%) NetBackup
6 39 (0.55%) Opsview
7 38 (0.53%) SCVMM
8 37 (0.52%) Data Guard
9 33 (0.46%) Nagios
10 28 (0.39%) SCOrch
11 27 (0.38%) WSUS
12 23 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
13 18 (0.25%) Puppet
14 17 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
15 16 (0.22%) Plesk
16 15 (0.21%) ARCserve
16 15 (0.21%) MOM
17 14 (0.20%) SCDPM
18 13 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
19 12 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3272 (45.90%) Microsoft
2 753 (10.56%) VMware
3 664 (9.32%) Oracle
4 394 (5.53%) Citrix
5 308 (4.32%) Cisco
6 228 (3.20%) HP
7 160 (2.24%) Business Objects
8 150 (2.10%) NetApp
9 132 (1.85%) Cognos
10 124 (1.74%) Dell
11 115 (1.61%) Symantec
12 111 (1.56%) Telerik
13 98 (1.37%) SAP
14 91 (1.28%) IBM
15 83 (1.16%) Red Hat
16 73 (1.02%) CommVault
17 66 (0.93%) CheckPoint
17 66 (0.93%) Informatica
18 60 (0.84%) Tableau
19 56 (0.79%) Sybase
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