The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 60 40
Rank change year-on-year +10 -20  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 18 32 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.77% 3.80% 4.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.23% 14.04% 17.73%
Number of salaries quoted 15 22 50
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,700 £30,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £62,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

SQL Server 2008 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 176 228 282
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 27.08% 27.05% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 150 193 234
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% +2.15%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £70,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Bedfordshire.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +3 7 £37,500 -6.25%
Dunstable -10 4 £42,500 +6.25%
Luton +4 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 26 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
3 18 (69.23%) SQL
4 15 (57.69%) IIS
4 15 (57.69%) Windows
4 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (57.69%) Windows Server
5 13 (50.00%) T-SQL
6 11 (42.31%) .NET
7 10 (38.46%) MVC
7 10 (38.46%) C#
7 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
7 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (34.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (34.62%) Web Services
8 9 (34.62%) ITIL
9 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
9 8 (30.77%) HTML
9 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (30.77%) Office 365
9 8 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (26.92%) jQuery
10 7 (26.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
10 7 (26.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (26.92%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (26.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (26.92%) AngularJS
10 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (57.69%) IIS
2 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
3 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Office 365
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (15.38%) SaaS
4 3 (11.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DHCP
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (34.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (26.92%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (26.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (26.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (19.23%) Power BI
5 5 (19.23%) Relational Database
6 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (11.54%) QlikView
8 1 (3.85%) Apache Hive
8 1 (3.85%) Big Data
8 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
8 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
8 1 (3.85%) Impala
8 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
8 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (3.85%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (3.85%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.69%) Subversion
2 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Developer
2 10 (38.46%) .NET Developer
3 9 (34.62%) Senior .NET Developer
3 9 (34.62%) Senior Developer
4 6 (23.08%) Administrator
4 6 (23.08%) Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 4 (15.38%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Azure Administrator
6 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (11.54%) C# Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Server Administrator
6 3 (11.54%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (11.54%) Windows Server Administrator
6 3 (11.54%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (7.69%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (7.69%) SQL Reporting Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) .NET
2 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
2 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (34.62%) Web Services
4 8 (30.77%) HTML
5 7 (26.92%) AngularJS
5 7 (26.92%) CSS
5 7 (26.92%) jQuery
5 7 (26.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (23.08%) CSS3
6 6 (23.08%) HTML5
7 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
7 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (7.69%) WCF
9 1 (3.85%) Ajax
9 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Core
9 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1 (3.85%) EDI
9 1 (3.85%) JSON
9 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Virtual Team
2 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
1 15 (57.69%) Windows Server
1 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) MVC
2 9 (34.62%) ITIL
3 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (26.92%) High Availability
4 7 (26.92%) ITIL V3
4 7 (26.92%) Performance Improvement
5 6 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (23.08%) Data Analysis
5 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 6 (23.08%) Trend Analysis
6 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (19.23%) ETL
7 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
7 3 (11.54%) Dimensional Modelling
7 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
8 2 (7.69%) Change Control
8 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
8 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) SQL
2 13 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 10 (38.46%) C#
4 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
4 7 (26.92%) VBScript
5 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) MCP
1 7 (26.92%) MCSA
1 7 (26.92%) MCSE
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Oozie
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.85%) SAP