The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 104 68
Rank change year-on-year -31 -36  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 121 189 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.96% 2.54% 3.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.96% 9.45% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 98 135 254
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £27,800 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £72,000 £63,750
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 the East of England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1739 2001 2305
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 28.12% 26.90% 30.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1429 1639 1904
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,159 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in the East of England

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the East of England

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

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the East of England

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England 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
Essex -17 31 £47,500 -19.14% 3
Suffolk +42 20 £43,000 +24.63%
Cambridgeshire -10 19 £33,000 -17.50% 2
Bedfordshire +10 18 £37,500 -6.25%
Hertfordshire -8 18 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Norfolk -2 15 £38,500 +18.46%
SQL Server 2008
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 East of England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 257 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 162 (63.04%) SQL
3 149 (57.98%) .NET
4 136 (52.92%) Microsoft
5 126 (49.03%) C#
6 99 (38.52%) T-SQL
7 92 (35.80%) ASP.NET
8 90 (35.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 87 (33.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 85 (33.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 80 (31.13%) Finance
12 72 (28.02%) HTML
12 72 (28.02%) Business Intelligence
13 71 (27.63%) Windows
14 70 (27.24%) Visual Studio
15 68 (26.46%) MS Excel
16 62 (24.12%) MVC
17 57 (22.18%) VB.NET
18 56 (21.79%) JavaScript
19 55 (21.40%) Team Foundation Server
20 52 (20.23%) QA
21 49 (19.07%) CSS
22 47 (18.29%) SQL Server 2005
23 46 (17.90%) Unit Testing
23 46 (17.90%) Windows Server
24 45 (17.51%) Ajax
25 44 (17.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 44 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
26 43 (16.73%) .NET Framework
27 42 (16.34%) SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 38 (14.79%) IIS
2 37 (14.40%) SharePoint
3 18 (7.00%) MS Exchange
4 14 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (4.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.33%) Confluence
8 5 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.17%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 68 (26.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.95%) MS Office
3 3 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.28%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.17%) nopCommerce
3 3 (1.17%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.78%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.39%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.39%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.39%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.39%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.39%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.06%) Office 365
3 11 (4.28%) Adobe Analytics
4 6 (2.33%) iTunes
5 4 (1.56%) SaaS
6 3 (1.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.34%) Intranet
2 11 (4.28%) DHCP
2 11 (4.28%) DNS
3 10 (3.89%) Firewall
4 9 (3.50%) VoIP
5 7 (2.72%) iSCSI
5 7 (2.72%) SAN
6 4 (1.56%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 90 (35.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 87 (33.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 85 (33.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 47 (18.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 44 (17.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 42 (16.34%) SQL Server 2014
8 39 (15.18%) Data Warehouse
9 30 (11.67%) Relational Database
10 26 (10.12%) OLAP
11 25 (9.73%) Crystal Reports
11 25 (9.73%) DTS
12 24 (9.34%) SQL Server 2000
13 22 (8.56%) QlikView
14 21 (8.17%) Power BI
15 18 (7.00%) Oracle OLAP
16 14 (5.45%) RDBMS
17 10 (3.89%) MS Access
18 9 (3.50%) OLTP
19 8 (3.11%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 70 (27.24%) Visual Studio
2 55 (21.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (8.95%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (2.72%) MSTest
5 6 (2.33%) JIRA
6 4 (1.56%) NUnit
7 3 (1.17%) Moq
7 3 (1.17%) ReSharper
7 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 80 (31.13%) Finance
2 23 (8.95%) Legal
3 14 (5.45%) Banking
4 13 (5.06%) Marketing
5 5 (1.95%) Publishing
6 4 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.78%) Advertising
7 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.39%) Automotive
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 158 (61.48%) Developer
2 68 (26.46%) .NET Developer
3 41 (15.95%) SQL Developer
3 41 (15.95%) VB.NET Developer
4 37 (14.40%) Analyst
5 36 (14.01%) C# Developer
6 33 (12.84%) Administrator
6 33 (12.84%) DBA
7 32 (12.45%) Senior Developer
8 30 (11.67%) SQL DBA
9 23 (8.95%) SQL Server Developer
9 23 (8.95%) Systems Developer
10 20 (7.78%) .NET Software Developer
11 19 (7.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 18 (7.00%) SSIS Developer
13 17 (6.61%) C# .NET Developer
14 16 (6.23%) Analyst Developer
14 16 (6.23%) Developer Analyst
15 14 (5.45%) Senior Systems Developer
15 14 (5.45%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (57.98%) .NET
2 92 (35.80%) ASP.NET
3 72 (28.02%) HTML
4 49 (19.07%) CSS
5 45 (17.51%) Ajax
6 43 (16.73%) .NET Framework
7 28 (10.89%) XML
8 26 (10.12%) Web Services
9 25 (9.73%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (6.61%) WCF
11 13 (5.06%) jQuery
12 11 (4.28%) AngularJS
12 11 (4.28%) WPF
13 10 (3.89%) HTML5
13 10 (3.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (3.50%) CSS3
15 7 (2.72%) JSON
15 7 (2.72%) MDX
16 6 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 6 (2.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.12%) Replication
2 24 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.06%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.28%) iPad
5 8 (3.11%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.72%) Clustering
7 6 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.33%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.95%) Fintech
9 4 (1.56%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.39%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 71 (27.63%) Windows
2 46 (17.90%) Windows Server
3 38 (14.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (7.78%) Apple iOS
6 13 (5.06%) Android
7 11 (4.28%) Windows 7
8 8 (3.11%) Windows Mobile
9 6 (2.33%) Linux
10 5 (1.95%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (28.02%) Business Intelligence
2 62 (24.12%) MVC
3 46 (17.90%) Unit Testing
4 44 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (16.34%) SDLC
6 40 (15.56%) Wealth Management
6 40 (15.56%) Workflow
7 29 (11.28%) OOD
8 26 (10.12%) Data Modelling
9 25 (9.73%) High Availability
10 22 (8.56%) ITIL
11 21 (8.17%) ETL
11 21 (8.17%) Migration
11 21 (8.17%) Web Development
12 20 (7.78%) Analytics
13 16 (6.23%) Mobile Development
13 16 (6.23%) Time Management
14 15 (5.84%) Project Management
15 14 (5.45%) ITIL V3
15 14 (5.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 162 (63.04%) SQL
2 126 (49.03%) C#
3 99 (38.52%) T-SQL
4 57 (22.18%) VB.NET
5 56 (21.79%) JavaScript
6 20 (7.78%) PowerShell
7 17 (6.61%) VBScript
8 13 (5.06%) Java
9 4 (1.56%) XAML
10 3 (1.17%) Python
10 3 (1.17%) VBA
11 2 (0.78%) PHP
11 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.39%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (15.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (8.17%) MCP
3 12 (4.67%) Degree
3 12 (4.67%) MCSA
4 11 (4.28%) MCSE
4 11 (4.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (3.89%) MCTS
6 8 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.11%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (2.72%) CCAA
7 7 (2.72%) CCNA
8 5 (1.95%) MCITP
9 2 (0.78%) MCDBA
9 2 (0.78%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.78%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.39%) CCA
10 1 (0.39%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (20.23%) QA
2 9 (3.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (6.61%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.11%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.39%) vSphere
6 1 (0.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.56%) Oozie
1 4 (1.56%) SCCM
1 4 (1.56%) SCOM
2 1 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.39%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 136 (52.92%) Microsoft
2 34 (13.23%) Oracle
3 22 (8.56%) Tableau
4 14 (5.45%) VMware
5 12 (4.67%) Xamarin
6 11 (4.28%) Adobe
6 11 (4.28%) Teradata
7 10 (3.89%) Citrix
8 9 (3.50%) SAP
9 8 (3.11%) Apple
9 8 (3.11%) Cisco
10 7 (2.72%) HP
10 7 (2.72%) SonicWALL
11 5 (1.95%) IBM
11 5 (1.95%) Pegasus
11 5 (1.95%) Riverbed
12 4 (1.56%) DevExpress
13 3 (1.17%) Sage
14 1 (0.39%) JD Edwards
14 1 (0.39%) Juniper
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