The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 82 78
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 17 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.45% 1.26% 1.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.23% 4.66% 6.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 21
Median salary £40,000 £52,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.80% +31.25%  
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 405 365 359
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 36.23% 27.16% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 255 245 245
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in Edinburgh

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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (40.00%) MVC
4 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (40.00%) WCF
4 4 (40.00%) Local Government
5 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (30.00%) IIS
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) MCSE
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (20.00%) SAN
6 2 (20.00%) CCNP
6 2 (20.00%) CCNA

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (30.00%) IIS
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (10.00%) Big Data
4 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Local Government
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Software Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (30.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior IT Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SAS Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (40.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Fintech
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) MVS
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) MVC
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Cash Management
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (10.00%) R
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) CCNP
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCITP
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (20.00%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (20.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Intel Security
2 2 (20.00%) Samsung
3 1 (10.00%) 3Com