The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 62 45 50
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 4718 5642 5904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.89% 5.08% 4.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.39% 15.86% 15.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4148 5024 5474
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
38080 35583 38040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.39% 32.05% 30.27%
Number of salaries quoted 32297 30734 33705
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -17 4547 £41,250 +3.12% 477
London -32 1675 £48,000 -4.00% 151
South East -7 950 £40,000 - 101
City of London -32 462 £50,000 - 55
North West +2 461 £35,000 - 54
East of England -5 410 £42,500 +6.91% 43
Yorkshire -18 388 £37,500 +7.14% 48
Manchester +10 302 £37,500 +11.94% 27
West Yorkshire -20 286 £37,500 +11.94% 33
East Midlands -13 240 £40,000 +12.91% 11
Berkshire +16 228 £42,000 +5.00% 19
South West +15 226 £37,500 +2.04% 34
Leeds -13 215 £37,500 +8.69% 21
West Midlands -19 194 £37,500 - 27
Surrey -36 146 £37,500 -6.25% 13
Oxfordshire -3 141 £37,500 - 20
Bedfordshire +17 132 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Buckinghamshire -12 123 £40,000 -5.88% 11
Kent +32 116 £47,500 +9.19% 12
Cheshire -3 113 £35,000 -12.50% 18
Derbyshire +5 94 £38,750 +10.71% 2
Hampshire -15 92 £40,500 -3.57% 14
Scotland -18 90 £39,250 +12.14% 17
Cambridgeshire -7 80 £37,500 +8.69% 7
Bristol +13 74 £40,000 +6.66% 12
Reading +2 74 £44,750 +11.87% 9
Essex -11 74 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Leicestershire +9 71 £39,500 +5.33% 4
Hertfordshire -47 67 £42,000 +5.00% 7
Oxford +22 66 £37,500 +7.14% 11

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9009 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5610 (62.27%) SQL
3 4902 (54.41%) .NET
4 4354 (48.33%) C#
5 3879 (43.06%) Microsoft
6 3775 (41.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 3242 (35.99%) ASP.NET
8 3235 (35.91%) T-SQL
9 3025 (33.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2914 (32.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2644 (29.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 2431 (26.98%) Windows
13 2137 (23.72%) MVC
14 2129 (23.63%) JavaScript
15 2119 (23.52%) MS Excel
16 2042 (22.67%) HTML
17 1949 (21.63%) Business Intelligence
18 1846 (20.49%) CSS
19 1790 (19.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 1701 (18.88%) Finance
21 1585 (17.59%) .NET Framework
22 1565 (17.37%) jQuery
23 1452 (16.12%) Agile Software Development
24 1420 (15.76%) XML
25 1393 (15.46%) Visual Studio
26 1387 (15.40%) ASP.NET MVC
27 1367 (15.17%) Data Warehouse
28 1350 (14.99%) Web Services
29 1289 (14.31%) WCF
30 1224 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 975 (10.82%) SharePoint
2 905 (10.05%) IIS
3 499 (5.54%) MS Exchange
4 375 (4.16%) SharePoint 2010
5 374 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 325 (3.61%) CMS
7 251 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 154 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 152 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 146 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
11 113 (1.25%) Umbraco
12 107 (1.19%) Tomcat
13 106 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
13 106 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
14 101 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 84 (0.93%) Apache
16 62 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
17 58 (0.64%) Lync
18 48 (0.53%) WebSphere
19 44 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 2119 (23.52%) MS Excel
2 348 (3.86%) MS Office
3 56 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 50 (0.56%) PowerPivot
5 41 (0.46%) InfoPath
6 30 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 25 (0.28%) Mingle
7 25 (0.28%) MS Project
8 23 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
9 20 (0.22%) Fireworks
10 14 (0.16%) SPSS
11 13 (0.14%) FastStats
12 12 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
13 5 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.022%) Maya
15 1 (0.011%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.011%) 3ds Max
15 1 (0.011%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 166 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 48 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 34 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
5 25 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 20 (0.22%) SAP Business One
7 11 (0.12%) nopCommerce
7 11 (0.12%) Agresso
8 8 (0.089%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (0.089%) SalesLogix
8 8 (0.089%) Sophis RISQUE
9 7 (0.078%) Markit EDM
9 7 (0.078%) BPCS
10 6 (0.067%) Oracle 11i
10 6 (0.067%) Cognos Planning
11 5 (0.056%) Sage 1000
11 5 (0.056%) Oracle Payables
11 5 (0.056%) Oracle Receivables
11 5 (0.056%) Misys Midas
11 5 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 202 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 163 (1.81%) SaaS
3 107 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
4 65 (0.72%) Office 365
5 60 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (0.33%) IaaS
7 24 (0.27%) PaaS
8 18 (0.20%) GitHub
9 11 (0.12%) Trello
10 7 (0.078%) Basecamp
11 5 (0.056%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.033%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.022%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 400 (4.44%) SAN
2 378 (4.20%) Firewall
3 342 (3.80%) Internet
4 322 (3.57%) DNS
5 236 (2.62%) TCP/IP
6 229 (2.54%) LAN
7 209 (2.32%) DHCP
8 199 (2.21%) WAN
9 175 (1.94%) VPN
10 134 (1.49%) Intranet
11 99 (1.10%) VoIP
12 91 (1.01%) NAS
13 78 (0.87%) HTTP
14 73 (0.81%) FTP
15 58 (0.64%) iSCSI
16 52 (0.58%) Wireless
17 49 (0.54%) SSL
18 48 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
19 46 (0.51%) VLAN
20 41 (0.46%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9009 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3775 (41.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 3025 (33.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2914 (32.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2644 (29.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1790 (19.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1367 (15.17%) Data Warehouse
8 701 (7.78%) Relational Database
9 677 (7.51%) SQL Server 2000
10 669 (7.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 474 (5.26%) OLAP
12 265 (2.94%) Oracle Database
13 256 (2.84%) MySQL
14 255 (2.83%) DTS
15 211 (2.34%) RDBMS
16 181 (2.01%) QlikView
17 176 (1.95%) Crystal Reports
18 173 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
19 170 (1.89%) OLTP
20 119 (1.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1393 (15.46%) Visual Studio
2 983 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 440 (4.88%) NUnit
4 292 (3.24%) Subversion
5 173 (1.92%) Moq
6 172 (1.91%) Git (software)
6 172 (1.91%) TeamCity
7 154 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 144 (1.60%) MSTest
9 120 (1.33%) Rhino Mocks
10 96 (1.07%) Selenium
11 95 (1.05%) MSBuild
12 94 (1.04%) Eclipse
13 85 (0.94%) JIRA
14 77 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 58 (0.64%) SpecFlow
16 56 (0.62%) CruiseControl
17 45 (0.50%) Jenkins
18 37 (0.41%) FitNesse
18 37 (0.41%) Cucumber
General
1 1701 (18.88%) Finance
2 339 (3.76%) Retail
3 297 (3.30%) Banking
4 267 (2.96%) Marketing
5 226 (2.51%) Telecoms
6 190 (2.11%) Law
7 154 (1.71%) Legal
8 121 (1.34%) Advertising
9 110 (1.22%) Games
10 75 (0.83%) Publishing
11 67 (0.74%) Investment Banking
12 62 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 58 (0.64%) Front Office
14 55 (0.61%) Back Office
15 54 (0.60%) Financial Institution
16 46 (0.51%) Automotive
17 39 (0.43%) Billing
18 29 (0.32%) Electronics
19 28 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
20 23 (0.26%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 5370 (59.61%) Developer
2 1865 (20.70%) .NET Developer
3 1395 (15.48%) C# Developer
4 1210 (13.43%) DBA
5 1019 (11.31%) C# .NET Developer
6 1013 (11.24%) SQL DBA
7 900 (9.99%) SQL Developer
8 866 (9.61%) Senior Developer
9 749 (8.31%) Analyst
10 705 (7.83%) ASP.NET Developer
11 652 (7.24%) Software Developer
12 621 (6.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 620 (6.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 619 (6.87%) Administrator
15 559 (6.20%) Web Developer
16 549 (6.09%) SQL Server DBA
17 378 (4.20%) Senior .NET Developer
18 369 (4.10%) SQL Server Developer
19 343 (3.81%) Consultant
20 286 (3.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4902 (54.41%) .NET
2 3242 (35.99%) ASP.NET
3 2042 (22.67%) HTML
4 1846 (20.49%) CSS
5 1585 (17.59%) .NET Framework
6 1565 (17.37%) jQuery
7 1420 (15.76%) XML
8 1387 (15.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1350 (14.99%) Web Services
10 1289 (14.31%) WCF
11 987 (10.96%) Ajax
12 707 (7.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 651 (7.23%) HTML5
14 591 (6.56%) LINQ
15 485 (5.38%) WPF
16 471 (5.23%) WinForms
17 463 (5.14%) XSLT
17 463 (5.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 435 (4.83%) CSS3
19 429 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 645 (7.16%) Replication
2 518 (5.75%) Clustering
3 507 (5.63%) Computer Science
4 288 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
5 208 (2.31%) N-Tier
6 182 (2.02%) Mathematics
7 175 (1.94%) Mobile App
8 153 (1.70%) Blackberry
9 151 (1.68%) Management Information System
10 146 (1.62%) Inversion of Control
11 103 (1.14%) Client/Server
12 97 (1.08%) NHS
13 73 (0.81%) Data Integration
14 65 (0.72%) Open Source
15 64 (0.71%) Physics
16 63 (0.70%) iPhone
17 57 (0.63%) DTV
18 51 (0.57%) Hedge funds
19 50 (0.56%) Social Media
20 46 (0.51%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2431 (26.98%) Windows
2 1224 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 807 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 435 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 390 (4.33%) Linux
6 279 (3.10%) Windows 7
7 176 (1.95%) UNIX
8 161 (1.79%) Windows XP
9 152 (1.69%) Android
10 115 (1.28%) Apple iOS
11 110 (1.22%) Windows 8
12 95 (1.05%) CentOS
13 46 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
14 44 (0.49%) Solaris
15 39 (0.43%) Windows Phone
16 36 (0.40%) Ubuntu
17 33 (0.37%) Windows 2000
18 32 (0.36%) Windows Vista
19 30 (0.33%) Mac OS X
20 26 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2137 (23.72%) MVC
2 1949 (21.63%) Business Intelligence
3 1452 (16.12%) Agile Software Development
4 1012 (11.23%) TDD
5 1009 (11.20%) Performance Tuning
6 953 (10.58%) OO
7 946 (10.50%) Scrum
8 857 (9.51%) ETL
9 682 (7.57%) Software Engineering
10 601 (6.67%) Unit Testing
11 516 (5.73%) ITIL
12 500 (5.55%) Web Development
13 428 (4.75%) E-Commerce
14 357 (3.96%) CRM
15 352 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
16 341 (3.79%) Continuous Integration
17 330 (3.66%) OOP
18 323 (3.59%) Migration
19 316 (3.51%) Project Management
20 311 (3.45%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5610 (62.27%) SQL
2 4354 (48.33%) C#
3 3235 (35.91%) T-SQL
4 2129 (23.63%) JavaScript
5 872 (9.68%) VB.NET
6 411 (4.56%) Java
7 407 (4.52%) VB
8 390 (4.33%) PowerShell
9 242 (2.69%) VBA
10 208 (2.31%) PHP
11 160 (1.78%) PL/SQL
12 152 (1.69%) VBScript
13 143 (1.59%) VB6
14 141 (1.57%) C++
15 127 (1.41%) Perl
16 124 (1.38%) XPath
17 95 (1.05%) C
18 71 (0.79%) Python
19 67 (0.74%) Shell Script
20 56 (0.62%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1084 (12.03%) Degree
2 709 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 209 (2.32%) MCSE
3 209 (2.32%) MCITP
4 201 (2.23%) MCTS
5 169 (1.88%) MCP
6 125 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 114 (1.27%) CCNA
8 97 (1.08%) MCSA
9 89 (0.99%) Security Cleared
10 81 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 53 (0.59%) MCSD
12 48 (0.53%) SC Cleared
12 48 (0.53%) ISEB
13 46 (0.51%) MCDBA
14 35 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
15 33 (0.37%) MCPD
15 33 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
16 32 (0.36%) OCP
16 32 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 310 (3.44%) QA
2 156 (1.73%) SLA
3 60 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 40 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 31 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 19 (0.21%) WCAG
8 13 (0.14%) HL7
9 12 (0.13%) ISO 8583
9 12 (0.13%) WAI
10 10 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.067%) GAMP
12 5 (0.056%) FATCA
12 5 (0.056%) COREP
13 3 (0.033%) DICOM
13 3 (0.033%) EMIR
13 3 (0.033%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.022%) COBIT
14 2 (0.022%) GPG13
14 2 (0.022%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 758 (8.41%) Active Directory
2 434 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 261 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 215 (2.39%) vSphere
5 181 (2.01%) XenApp
6 126 (1.40%) VMware ESX
7 106 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
8 66 (0.73%) XenServer
9 55 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
10 53 (0.59%) XenDesktop
11 34 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
12 32 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
13 31 (0.34%) LiteSpeed
14 28 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
15 24 (0.27%) Terminal Server
15 24 (0.27%) Terminal Services
16 23 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 22 (0.24%) UAG
18 20 (0.22%) MetaFrame
19 14 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 140 (1.55%) SCCM
2 124 (1.38%) SCOM
3 76 (0.84%) Backup Exec
4 55 (0.61%) NetBackup
5 48 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 40 (0.44%) WSUS
7 34 (0.38%) Plesk
8 33 (0.37%) Nagios
9 27 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 25 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
11 23 (0.26%) Puppet
12 20 (0.22%) Foglight
13 18 (0.20%) WMI
14 16 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 15 (0.17%) Data Guard
16 11 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 11 (0.12%) MOM
17 10 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
18 9 (0.100%) Opscode Chef
18 9 (0.100%) Legato
Vendors
1 3879 (43.06%) Microsoft
2 715 (7.94%) VMware
3 613 (6.80%) Oracle
4 364 (4.04%) Citrix
5 291 (3.23%) Cisco
6 240 (2.66%) HP
7 237 (2.63%) Business Objects
8 184 (2.04%) NetApp
9 161 (1.79%) Cognos
10 139 (1.54%) Symantec
11 133 (1.48%) SAP
12 121 (1.34%) IBM
13 115 (1.28%) Dell
14 109 (1.21%) Sitecore
15 90 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
16 89 (0.99%) Tableau
17 72 (0.80%) MicroStrategy
18 71 (0.79%) Red Gate
19 69 (0.77%) Telerik
20 64 (0.71%) EMC
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Car
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: From £36,000 to £39,000 per annum basic + bonus avg 15% + pension + sh
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £39,000 per annum basic + on-call + bonus + shares + pension ++
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
D M S Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per year + Pension, Medical and Life Assurance
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £60000 to £65000 per annum - Pension, Medical and Life Assurance
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
SunGard
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Surrey Police
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago