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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 101 70 50
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -20
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2972 4387 5069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.81% 3.71% 4.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.91% 11.80% 14.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2607 3918 4502
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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
33352 37169 34399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.57% 31.44% 31.47%
Number of salaries quoted 28186 31947 29795
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 £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 2839 £45,000 +5.88% 336
London -23 1177 £50,000 - 100
South East -33 552 £42,000 -0.59% 64
City of London -20 286 £50,000 -0.99% 25
North West -20 248 £38,450 +9.85% 46
East of England -43 213 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Yorkshire -24 192 £37,500 - 30
West Midlands -6 174 £40,000 +14.28% 35
Manchester -15 159 £40,000 +14.28% 29
South West -22 156 £38,250 +2.00% 20
Hampshire +44 142 £40,000 - 14
West Yorkshire -28 126 £37,500 - 15
East Midlands -32 114 £45,000 +15.38% 14
Surrey -2 113 £54,501 +21.11% 14
Hertfordshire +16 100 £45,000 +9.75% 6
Leeds -17 96 £36,750 -2.00% 11
Berkshire -47 92 £45,000 +10.42% 7
Buckinghamshire -31 70 £40,000 - 6
Cheshire -25 61 £38,750 +3.33% 10
West Sussex +5 60 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Nottinghamshire +16 51 £42,500 - 3
Nottingham +20 49 £42,500 +10.38% 3
Gloucestershire -4 47 £40,000 - 2
Bedfordshire -27 47 £43,750 -2.77% 3
Leicestershire +9 45 £45,000 +9.09%
Watford +41 44 £50,000 +48.14% 2
Reading -20 44 £45,000 +12.50% 3
North Yorkshire +16 43 £41,500 +18.57% 9
Milton Keynes -24 41 £40,000 +5.96% 1
Cambridgeshire -31 37 £40,250 +10.27% 5

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6375 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3949 (61.95%) SQL
3 3272 (51.33%) .NET
4 2958 (46.40%) Microsoft
5 2887 (45.29%) C#
6 2254 (35.36%) ASP.NET
7 2184 (34.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 2068 (32.44%) T-SQL
9 1978 (31.03%) Windows
10 1950 (30.59%) SQL Server 2005
11 1883 (29.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1839 (28.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1746 (27.39%) JavaScript
14 1628 (25.54%) HTML
15 1594 (25.00%) MVC
16 1509 (23.67%) CSS
17 1493 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
18 1466 (23.00%) MS Excel
19 1463 (22.95%) Finance
20 1227 (19.25%) jQuery
21 1207 (18.93%) .NET Framework
22 1133 (17.77%) Business Intelligence
23 1021 (16.02%) Visual Studio
23 1021 (16.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 1017 (15.95%) ASP.NET MVC
25 960 (15.06%) WCF
26 927 (14.54%) Windows Server 2008
27 845 (13.25%) SharePoint
28 844 (13.24%) XML
29 840 (13.18%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 845 (13.25%) SharePoint
2 759 (11.91%) IIS
3 470 (7.37%) MS Exchange
4 356 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 310 (4.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 245 (3.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 238 (3.73%) BizTalk Server
8 237 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2007
9 136 (2.13%) CMS
10 121 (1.90%) Lync
11 119 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
12 91 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
13 79 (1.24%) Apache
14 70 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
15 46 (0.72%) Tomcat
16 43 (0.67%) Node.js
16 43 (0.67%) JBoss
17 42 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 42 (0.66%) Umbraco
18 41 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1466 (23.00%) MS Excel
2 395 (6.20%) MS Office
3 57 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 45 (0.71%) PowerPivot
5 35 (0.55%) InfoPath
6 25 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 22 (0.35%) MS Project
8 17 (0.27%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.094%) SPSS
10 6 (0.094%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.063%) GNU Octave
12 3 (0.047%) Mingle
12 3 (0.047%) ProjectWise
13 2 (0.031%) FastStats
13 2 (0.031%) Stata
Business Applications
1 250 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 64 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 27 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 16 (0.25%) Markit EDM
6 14 (0.22%) Changepoint
7 12 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 12 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
8 11 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
8 11 (0.17%) SAP Business One
9 10 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 9 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
11 7 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
12 5 (0.078%) SunGard GMI
12 5 (0.078%) Primavera
12 5 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.078%) Towers Watson Igloo
13 4 (0.063%) Eikon
13 4 (0.063%) Sophis RISQUE
14 3 (0.047%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 260 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 129 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
3 126 (1.98%) SaaS
4 98 (1.54%) Office 365
5 23 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 11 (0.17%) PaaS
7 11 (0.17%) Mimecast
8 10 (0.16%) GitHub
8 10 (0.16%) IaaS
9 8 (0.13%) CodePlex
10 6 (0.094%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.094%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.047%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.047%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.031%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.031%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.016%) Taleo
13 1 (0.016%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.016%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 313 (4.91%) SAN
2 300 (4.71%) DNS
3 264 (4.14%) Firewall
4 213 (3.34%) DHCP
5 207 (3.25%) TCP/IP
6 159 (2.49%) Internet
7 134 (2.10%) VPN
8 115 (1.80%) WAN
9 111 (1.74%) LAN
10 90 (1.41%) HTTP
11 88 (1.38%) NAS
12 80 (1.25%) Intranet
13 78 (1.22%) SMTP
14 52 (0.82%) VLAN
15 45 (0.71%) SSL
16 36 (0.56%) Wireless
16 36 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
16 36 (0.56%) NetScaler
17 34 (0.53%) VoIP
18 32 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6375 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2184 (34.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1950 (30.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 1883 (29.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1839 (28.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1021 (16.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 840 (13.18%) Data Warehouse
8 427 (6.70%) Relational Database
9 370 (5.80%) SQL Server 2000
10 269 (4.22%) Oracle Database
11 231 (3.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 196 (3.07%) OLAP
13 188 (2.95%) Oracle Database 11g
13 188 (2.95%) MySQL
14 156 (2.45%) DTS
15 152 (2.38%) Big Data
16 151 (2.37%) Crystal Reports
17 144 (2.26%) RDBMS
18 104 (1.63%) QlikView
19 83 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1021 (16.02%) Visual Studio
2 661 (10.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 235 (3.69%) NUnit
4 178 (2.79%) Subversion
5 143 (2.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 123 (1.93%) Git (software)
6 123 (1.93%) TeamCity
7 88 (1.38%) Moq
8 77 (1.21%) JIRA
9 73 (1.15%) MSTest
10 70 (1.10%) CruiseControl
11 67 (1.05%) ReSharper
12 66 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 50 (0.78%) Rhino Mocks
14 49 (0.77%) Selenium
15 47 (0.74%) SpecFlow
16 45 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
17 44 (0.69%) MSBuild
18 26 (0.41%) Jenkins
19 21 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1463 (22.95%) Finance
2 329 (5.16%) Banking
3 253 (3.97%) Retail
4 227 (3.56%) Marketing
5 109 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 106 (1.66%) Legal
7 85 (1.33%) Front Office
7 85 (1.33%) Investment Banking
8 77 (1.21%) Advertising
9 75 (1.18%) Law
10 62 (0.97%) Games
11 61 (0.96%) Back Office
12 54 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 44 (0.69%) Financial Institution
14 31 (0.49%) Automotive
15 29 (0.45%) Publishing
16 24 (0.38%) Billing
17 23 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
18 14 (0.22%) Local Government
19 13 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3554 (55.75%) Developer
2 1268 (19.89%) .NET Developer
3 990 (15.53%) DBA
4 839 (13.16%) SQL DBA
5 817 (12.82%) C# Developer
6 653 (10.24%) C# .NET Developer
7 624 (9.79%) Senior Developer
8 621 (9.74%) Analyst
9 537 (8.42%) SQL Developer
10 459 (7.20%) SQL Server DBA
11 451 (7.07%) Administrator
12 406 (6.37%) Software Developer
13 390 (6.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 376 (5.90%) ASP.NET Developer
15 355 (5.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 238 (3.73%) Senior .NET Developer
17 211 (3.31%) Web Developer
18 200 (3.14%) Consultant
19 197 (3.09%) Applications Support
20 190 (2.98%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3272 (51.33%) .NET
2 2254 (35.36%) ASP.NET
3 1628 (25.54%) HTML
4 1509 (23.67%) CSS
5 1227 (19.25%) jQuery
6 1207 (18.93%) .NET Framework
7 1017 (15.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 960 (15.06%) WCF
9 844 (13.24%) XML
10 774 (12.14%) Web Services
11 684 (10.73%) Entity Framework
12 670 (10.51%) Ajax
13 532 (8.35%) HTML5
14 462 (7.25%) LINQ
15 313 (4.91%) CSS3
16 281 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 276 (4.33%) AngularJS
18 232 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 224 (3.51%) WPF
20 219 (3.44%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 547 (8.58%) Clustering
2 471 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 389 (6.10%) Replication
4 247 (3.87%) Computer Science
5 141 (2.21%) Data Centre
6 137 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 125 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
8 111 (1.74%) User Experience
9 95 (1.49%) Blackberry
10 92 (1.44%) N-Tier
11 90 (1.41%) Data Integration
12 89 (1.40%) Statistics
13 78 (1.22%) Mobile App
14 76 (1.19%) Visualisation
15 68 (1.07%) Client/Server
16 62 (0.97%) Hedge funds
17 56 (0.88%) NHS
18 53 (0.83%) Mathematics
19 46 (0.72%) Derivative
20 41 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1978 (31.03%) Windows
2 927 (14.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 520 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 484 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 312 (4.89%) Linux
6 201 (3.15%) Windows 7
7 164 (2.57%) UNIX
8 123 (1.93%) Android
9 100 (1.57%) Windows XP
10 69 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 60 (0.94%) Windows 8
12 49 (0.77%) Windows 2000
13 47 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 38 (0.60%) Windows Phone
15 28 (0.44%) CentOS
16 25 (0.39%) Solaris
17 23 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
18 19 (0.30%) Windows Vista
18 19 (0.30%) Ubuntu
19 11 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1594 (25.00%) MVC
2 1493 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
3 1133 (17.77%) Business Intelligence
4 725 (11.37%) Performance Tuning
5 636 (9.98%) ETL
6 534 (8.38%) Scrum
7 524 (8.22%) OO
8 520 (8.16%) TDD
9 409 (6.42%) CRM
10 367 (5.76%) ITIL
11 351 (5.51%) Unit Testing
12 350 (5.49%) SDLC
13 315 (4.94%) Mentoring
14 312 (4.89%) Web Development
15 311 (4.88%) Software Engineering
16 283 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
17 264 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
18 259 (4.06%) Project Management
19 252 (3.95%) Data Modelling
20 246 (3.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3949 (61.95%) SQL
2 2887 (45.29%) C#
3 2068 (32.44%) T-SQL
4 1746 (27.39%) JavaScript
5 574 (9.00%) VB.NET
6 336 (5.27%) PowerShell
7 276 (4.33%) VB
8 275 (4.31%) Java
9 141 (2.21%) VBA
10 119 (1.87%) PL/SQL
11 110 (1.73%) VB6
12 99 (1.55%) VBScript
13 92 (1.44%) PHP
14 91 (1.43%) Perl
15 82 (1.29%) Ruby
16 78 (1.22%) Python
17 67 (1.05%) ActionScript
18 65 (1.02%) C++
19 53 (0.83%) ActionScript 2.0
20 50 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 695 (10.90%) Degree
2 580 (9.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 185 (2.90%) Security Cleared
4 163 (2.56%) MCSE
4 163 (2.56%) MCITP
5 153 (2.40%) SC Cleared
6 109 (1.71%) MCP
7 105 (1.65%) MCTS
8 101 (1.58%) MCSA
9 88 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
9 88 (1.38%) MCSD
10 66 (1.04%) CCNA
11 54 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 49 (0.77%) DV Cleared
13 45 (0.71%) MCDBA
14 44 (0.69%) MCAD
15 43 (0.67%) HND
16 32 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
17 25 (0.39%) MCPD
18 23 (0.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (3.73%) QA
2 202 (3.17%) SLA
3 30 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.28%) HL7
5 18 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 15 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.20%) ISO 8583
7 13 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.094%) GAMP
9 5 (0.078%) SNOMED CT
10 4 (0.063%) COBIT
11 3 (0.047%) TickIT
12 2 (0.031%) DO-178B
13 1 (0.016%) MiFID
13 1 (0.016%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.016%) EMIR
System Software
1 674 (10.57%) Active Directory
2 386 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 246 (3.86%) vSphere
4 227 (3.56%) Hyper-V
5 142 (2.23%) XenApp
6 128 (2.01%) VMware ESX
7 119 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
8 74 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
9 72 (1.13%) XenDesktop
10 39 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
11 32 (0.50%) Terminal Services
12 31 (0.49%) vCloud
13 21 (0.33%) UAG
14 17 (0.27%) XenServer
15 15 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 13 (0.20%) ISA Server
17 12 (0.19%) BitLocker
18 11 (0.17%) Firmware
19 9 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 9 (0.14%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 180 (2.82%) SCCM
2 130 (2.04%) SCOM
3 63 (0.99%) Backup Exec
4 61 (0.96%) Data Guard
5 55 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
6 48 (0.75%) NetBackup
7 36 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
8 31 (0.49%) Opsview
9 28 (0.44%) WSUS
10 25 (0.39%) Nagios
11 18 (0.28%) SCVMM
11 18 (0.28%) Puppet
12 15 (0.24%) SCOrch
13 14 (0.22%) AirWatch
14 13 (0.20%) Plesk
15 12 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
15 12 (0.19%) cPanel
15 12 (0.19%) Webmin
15 12 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
16 11 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 2958 (46.40%) Microsoft
2 657 (10.31%) VMware
3 539 (8.45%) Oracle
4 321 (5.04%) Citrix
5 240 (3.76%) Cisco
6 165 (2.59%) HP
7 132 (2.07%) Business Objects
8 119 (1.87%) Cognos
9 116 (1.82%) SAP
10 111 (1.74%) Dell
11 97 (1.52%) Symantec
12 96 (1.51%) NetApp
13 82 (1.29%) Red Hat
14 75 (1.18%) Tableau
15 68 (1.07%) Sybase
16 67 (1.05%) IBM
17 60 (0.94%) Telerik
18 54 (0.85%) Informatica
19 53 (0.83%) CommVault
20 51 (0.80%) EMC
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Posted: 8 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
networx
Salary: From £21,103 to £23,262 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + BUPA + Pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Yoh
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Outstanding benefits including masseuse treatments, onsite
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + £2k Bonus plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 48,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago