The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 100 94
Rank change year-on-year -45 -6  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 90 187 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.73% 2.95% 2.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.52% 10.83% 9.37%
Number of salaries quoted 72 167 254
Median salary £57,500 £54,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.50% +9.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1629 1726 3075
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 31.30% 27.19% 29.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1443 1553 2677
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in the City of London

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 194 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 144 (74.23%) SQL
3 133 (68.56%) Microsoft
4 96 (49.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 85 (43.81%) Windows
6 82 (42.27%) Finance
7 80 (41.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 78 (40.21%) T-SQL
9 74 (38.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 71 (36.60%) Business Intelligence
11 62 (31.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 58 (29.90%) .NET
12 58 (29.90%) Data Warehouse
13 54 (27.84%) Windows Server 2012
14 48 (24.74%) Windows Server
14 48 (24.74%) Windows Server 2008
15 45 (23.20%) C#
16 39 (20.10%) Agile Software Development
17 36 (18.56%) SQL Server 2014
18 32 (16.49%) ITIL
19 31 (15.98%) PowerShell
20 30 (15.46%) Linux
21 29 (14.95%) Active Directory
21 29 (14.95%) SAN
22 28 (14.43%) Oracle
23 27 (13.92%) Migration
23 27 (13.92%) Banking
24 26 (13.40%) Disaster Recovery
25 25 (12.89%) IIS
26 24 (12.37%) HTML

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 25 (12.89%) IIS
2 23 (11.86%) SharePoint
3 21 (10.82%) MS Exchange
4 19 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (8.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (6.19%) CMS
7 10 (5.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (4.12%) Skype for Business
9 7 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (2.06%) IBM Domino
10 4 (2.06%) Sitefinity
10 4 (2.06%) Umbraco
11 3 (1.55%) Apache
11 3 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.09%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.06%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.52%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.52%) RMDS
3 1 (0.52%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (6.70%) Office 365
3 5 (2.58%) GitHub
3 5 (2.58%) PaaS
4 4 (2.06%) Basecamp
4 4 (2.06%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (2.06%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.55%) IaaS
6 2 (1.03%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.52%) G Suite
7 1 (0.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.95%) SAN
2 20 (10.31%) DNS
3 14 (7.22%) DHCP
4 10 (5.15%) Firewall
5 7 (3.61%) WAN
6 6 (3.09%) MPLS
6 6 (3.09%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.58%) HTTP
7 5 (2.58%) VPN
8 4 (2.06%) Intranet
8 4 (2.06%) LAN
8 4 (2.06%) Skype
9 3 (1.55%) Internet
10 2 (1.03%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.03%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.03%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.03%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.03%) Wireless
11 1 (0.52%) VLAN
11 1 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 96 (49.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 80 (41.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 74 (38.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 62 (31.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 58 (29.90%) Data Warehouse
7 36 (18.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 22 (11.34%) Power BI
9 19 (9.79%) Oracle Database
10 15 (7.73%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (7.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 13 (6.70%) Relational Database
13 12 (6.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 11 (5.67%) OLAP
14 11 (5.67%) SQL Server 2016
15 10 (5.15%) NoSQL
15 10 (5.15%) Pentaho
15 10 (5.15%) RDBMS
16 9 (4.64%) MySQL
17 8 (4.12%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 15 (7.73%) Visual Studio
2 13 (6.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.09%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.09%) NUnit
3 6 (3.09%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.06%) CruiseControl
4 4 (2.06%) JIRA
4 4 (2.06%) NCover
4 4 (2.06%) NDoc
5 3 (1.55%) MSTest
5 3 (1.55%) NSubstitute
5 3 (1.55%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (1.03%) Subversion
7 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 82 (42.27%) Finance
2 27 (13.92%) Banking
3 8 (4.12%) Front Office
4 7 (3.61%) Back Office
4 7 (3.61%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.58%) Legal
5 5 (2.58%) Marketing
5 5 (2.58%) Publishing
5 5 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.06%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.06%) Law
7 2 (1.03%) Retail
8 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (46.39%) Developer
2 50 (25.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 42 (21.65%) DBA
4 39 (20.10%) SQL Developer
5 37 (19.07%) SQL DBA
6 27 (13.92%) SQL Server DBA
7 25 (12.89%) SQL BI Developer
8 21 (10.82%) Business Developer
9 20 (10.31%) SSAS Developer
9 20 (10.31%) SSIS Developer
10 18 (9.28%) Analyst
11 17 (8.76%) Administrator
12 16 (8.25%) Applications Support
12 16 (8.25%) SQL Server Developer
13 14 (7.22%) Junior
14 12 (6.19%) SQL Server BI Developer
15 11 (5.67%) Junior Business Intelligence Developer
15 11 (5.67%) Junior Developer
16 10 (5.15%) Applications Support Analyst
16 10 (5.15%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (29.90%) .NET
2 24 (12.37%) HTML
3 22 (11.34%) CSS
4 20 (10.31%) ASP.NET
5 16 (8.25%) XML
6 13 (6.70%) HTML5
7 12 (6.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 11 (5.67%) .NET Framework
9 10 (5.15%) AngularJS
10 9 (4.64%) XSLT
11 8 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (4.12%) jQuery
12 6 (3.09%) Entity Framework
12 6 (3.09%) MDX
12 6 (3.09%) WCF
12 6 (3.09%) Web Services
12 6 (3.09%) WPF
13 5 (2.58%) Ajax
13 5 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (2.58%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.86%) Replication
2 20 (10.31%) Clustering
3 13 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.64%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.12%) Fat Client
5 8 (4.12%) Thin Client
6 7 (3.61%) Fintech
7 6 (3.09%) User Experience
8 5 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (2.06%) EMC VNX
9 4 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.55%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.55%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.55%) HP Storage
10 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.03%) Spread Betting
11 2 (1.03%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.52%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 85 (43.81%) Windows
2 54 (27.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 48 (24.74%) Windows Server
3 48 (24.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (15.46%) Linux
5 15 (7.73%) Windows 7
6 9 (4.64%) Windows 10
7 8 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.58%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.55%) CentOS
10 2 (1.03%) Unix
10 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (36.60%) Business Intelligence
2 39 (20.10%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (16.49%) ITIL
4 27 (13.92%) Migration
5 26 (13.40%) Disaster Recovery
6 21 (10.82%) Mentoring
7 20 (10.31%) MVC
8 18 (9.28%) Data Modelling
8 18 (9.28%) Performance Tuning
9 16 (8.25%) High Availability
10 15 (7.73%) Configuration Management
11 12 (6.19%) ETL
11 12 (6.19%) Performance Analysis
11 12 (6.19%) Waterfall
12 11 (5.67%) CRM
12 11 (5.67%) Mathematics
12 11 (5.67%) Project Management
12 11 (5.67%) Scrum
13 10 (5.15%) Change Management
13 10 (5.15%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 144 (74.23%) SQL
2 78 (40.21%) T-SQL
3 45 (23.20%) C#
4 31 (15.98%) PowerShell
5 15 (7.73%) JavaScript
6 12 (6.19%) VBA
7 11 (5.67%) Java
8 8 (4.12%) VB
9 5 (2.58%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.58%) PHP
9 5 (2.58%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.55%) PHP 5
10 3 (1.55%) Python
10 3 (1.55%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.52%) Korn
11 1 (0.52%) Perl
11 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (11.34%) Degree
2 10 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.12%) MCP
4 5 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.06%) SAP Certification
6 3 (1.55%) MCITP
6 3 (1.55%) MCPD
6 3 (1.55%) MCTS
7 2 (1.03%) CCNA
7 2 (1.03%) CCNP
7 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.52%) MCSA
8 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.22%) QA
2 7 (3.61%) SLA
3 2 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.52%) MiFID
System Software
1 29 (14.95%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.19%) XenApp
4 9 (4.64%) vSphere
5 8 (4.12%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (4.12%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.58%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.06%) XenServer
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (3.61%) SCCM
2 6 (3.09%) Control-M
3 4 (2.06%) SCOM
3 4 (2.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (2.06%) WSUS
4 3 (1.55%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (1.55%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.03%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.03%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 133 (68.56%) Microsoft
2 28 (14.43%) Oracle
3 24 (12.37%) VMware
4 19 (9.79%) HP
5 15 (7.73%) Cisco
5 15 (7.73%) Tableau
6 13 (6.70%) Citrix
7 11 (5.67%) Cognos
7 11 (5.67%) Sybase
8 10 (5.15%) Bloomberg
8 10 (5.15%) Reuters
9 8 (4.12%) EMC
10 7 (3.61%) SAP
10 7 (3.61%) Veeam
11 6 (3.09%) AppDynamics
11 6 (3.09%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.09%) Symantec
12 5 (2.58%) Riverbed
12 5 (2.58%) SunGard
13 4 (2.06%) F5
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