Period
to 30 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 555 516 332
Rank change year-on-year -39 -184 -60
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 121 654 1,515
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.52% 0.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.92% 1.90% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 122 567 1,366
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £32,625 £33,150 £32,500
90th Percentile £63,625 £70,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

SQL Server 2008 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 13,100 34,403 45,301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 28.56% 27.15% 29.55%
Number of salaries quoted 11,102 28,708 37,106
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £34,250 £31,589 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in England

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in England

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in England over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in England

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 30 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +95 54 £60,000 - 7
South East +90 20 £52,500 +3.96% 2
North of England +60 18 £45,000 +12.50% 2
South West +97 17 £41,250 -8.33% 2
North West +66 12 £42,500 +5.59% 1
Midlands +30 7 £37,500 -11.76% 2
East Midlands +52 6 £37,500 -6.25% 1
East of England +140 5 £39,500 -7.06%
Yorkshire +80 3 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North East +18 3 £45,000 +4.81%
West Midlands +55 1 - - 1
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 121 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 89 (73.55%) SQL
3 73 (60.33%) C#
3 73 (60.33%) .NET
4 51 (42.15%) HTML
4 51 (42.15%) JavaScript
4 51 (42.15%) CSS
5 49 (40.50%) ASP.NET
6 45 (37.19%) Microsoft
7 39 (32.23%) Azure
8 37 (30.58%) T-SQL
9 36 (29.75%) IIS
10 35 (28.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 34 (28.10%) SQL Server 2005
12 33 (27.27%) MVC
12 33 (27.27%) XML
12 33 (27.27%) AngularJS
13 32 (26.45%) Finance
14 31 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (24.79%) .NET Framework
15 30 (24.79%) Windows
16 26 (21.49%) SQL Server 2012
16 26 (21.49%) ASP.NET Web API
16 26 (21.49%) jQuery
17 25 (20.66%) Replication
17 25 (20.66%) Entity Framework
18 23 (19.01%) ASP.NET MVC
18 23 (19.01%) RESTful
19 22 (18.18%) TypeScript
20 21 (17.36%) DevOps

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 36 (29.75%) IIS
2 16 (13.22%) Confluence
3 15 (12.40%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.96%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.31%) Drupal
6 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (3.31%) Red Hat Fuse
6 4 (3.31%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.83%) Apache
8 1 (0.83%) CMS
8 1 (0.83%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (13.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (10.74%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (3.31%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (2.48%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 39 (32.23%) Azure
2 18 (14.88%) Dynamics 365
3 12 (9.92%) Power Platform
4 8 (6.61%) Office 365
5 6 (4.96%) AWS
6 2 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.83%) Logic Apps
7 1 (0.83%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.83%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.79%) Firewall
1 7 (5.79%) SAN
1 7 (5.79%) VPN
2 6 (4.96%) iSCSI
2 6 (4.96%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.13%) WAN
4 3 (2.48%) DNS
4 3 (2.48%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (2.48%) LAN
4 3 (2.48%) NetScaler
5 2 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.65%) Internet
5 2 (1.65%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.65%) MPLS
5 2 (1.65%) SSH
5 2 (1.65%) VoIP
5 2 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.83%) BGP
6 1 (0.83%) SMTP
6 1 (0.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 35 (28.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (28.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (21.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (17.36%) SQL Server 2014
5 21 (17.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (12.40%) SQL Server 2016
7 12 (9.92%) Oracle Database
8 11 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (9.09%) Power BI
9 8 (6.61%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (5.79%) DTS
11 6 (4.96%) SQL Server 2019
11 6 (4.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (4.96%) Tableau
12 5 (4.13%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (4.13%) Relational Database
13 4 (3.31%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (3.31%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (3.31%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 21 (17.36%) Git (software)
2 18 (14.88%) JIRA
3 17 (14.05%) NUnit
4 16 (13.22%) Bitbucket
4 16 (13.22%) MSTest
4 16 (13.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 16 (13.22%) SpecFlow
4 16 (13.22%) TeamCity
5 10 (8.26%) Visual Studio
6 9 (7.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.31%) PowerBuilder
9 3 (2.48%) Subversion
10 1 (0.83%) Selenium
10 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 32 (26.45%) Finance
2 6 (4.96%) Retail
3 4 (3.31%) Automotive
3 4 (3.31%) Publishing
4 3 (2.48%) Back Office
4 3 (2.48%) Law
5 2 (1.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Local Government
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 77 (63.64%) Developer
2 44 (36.36%) C# Developer
3 33 (27.27%) .NET Developer
4 27 (22.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (20.66%) Software Developer
6 21 (17.36%) DBA
7 17 (14.05%) ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (14.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (13.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 15 (12.40%) SQL DBA
10 14 (11.57%) CRM Developer
10 14 (11.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 12 (9.92%) Analyst
11 12 (9.92%) C# Software Developer
11 12 (9.92%) C# Software Engineer
11 12 (9.92%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 12 (9.92%) Software Engineer
12 8 (6.61%) Administrator
12 8 (6.61%) Oracle DBA
13 7 (5.79%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (60.33%) .NET
2 51 (42.15%) CSS
2 51 (42.15%) HTML
3 49 (40.50%) ASP.NET
4 33 (27.27%) AngularJS
4 33 (27.27%) XML
5 30 (24.79%) .NET Framework
6 26 (21.49%) ASP.NET Web API
6 26 (21.49%) jQuery
7 25 (20.66%) Entity Framework
8 23 (19.01%) ASP.NET MVC
8 23 (19.01%) RESTful
9 21 (17.36%) JSON
10 20 (16.53%) .NET Core
11 19 (15.70%) Ajax
11 19 (15.70%) WPF
12 18 (14.88%) React
13 16 (13.22%) ASP.NET Core
13 16 (13.22%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 16 (13.22%) Blazor
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.66%) Replication
2 18 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (12.40%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (7.44%) Clustering
5 4 (3.31%) FMCG
6 3 (2.48%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.48%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.48%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.83%) Derivative
8 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.79%) Windows
2 16 (13.22%) Windows Server
3 12 (9.92%) Linux
4 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.79%) Oracle Linux
5 7 (5.79%) Unix
6 6 (4.96%) Solaris
7 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (2.48%) HPUX
8 3 (2.48%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.48%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.48%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.83%) CentOS
9 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (27.27%) MVC
2 31 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (17.36%) DevOps
4 20 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (16.53%) Scrum
4 20 (16.53%) TDD
5 19 (15.70%) API Development
5 19 (15.70%) Performance Optimisation
6 18 (14.88%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (14.88%) Unit Testing
7 17 (14.05%) Kanban
7 17 (14.05%) OO
8 16 (13.22%) Change Control
8 16 (13.22%) CRM
8 16 (13.22%) Innovative Thinking
8 16 (13.22%) Software Engineering
9 15 (12.40%) Requirements Gathering
9 15 (12.40%) User Stories
10 14 (11.57%) Fintech
10 14 (11.57%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 89 (73.55%) SQL
2 73 (60.33%) C#
3 51 (42.15%) JavaScript
4 37 (30.58%) T-SQL
5 22 (18.18%) TypeScript
6 21 (17.36%) VB.NET
7 15 (12.40%) VB
8 7 (5.79%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.31%) XAML
10 3 (2.48%) C++
10 3 (2.48%) Java
10 3 (2.48%) Python
11 2 (1.65%) VBScript
11 2 (1.65%) XQuery
12 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.83%) ES6
12 1 (0.83%) PHP
12 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.83%) VBA
12 1 (0.83%) X++
Qualifications
1 15 (12.40%) Degree
2 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.13%) MCSA
4 5 (4.13%) MCSE
5 4 (3.31%) CCNA
5 4 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.65%) HNC
7 2 (1.65%) HND
7 2 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.65%) MCITP
7 2 (1.65%) MCP
7 2 (1.65%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.88%) QA
2 3 (2.48%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.48%) GDPR
2 3 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.65%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.44%) Active Directory
1 9 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.96%) vSphere
3 5 (4.13%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (3.31%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.31%) XenApp
4 4 (3.31%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (2.48%) Firmware
6 2 (1.65%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.83%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.83%) Docker
7 1 (0.83%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (3.31%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.31%) Data Guard
3 3 (2.48%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.65%) Perfmon
4 2 (1.65%) SCCM
5 1 (0.83%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.83%) SCOM
5 1 (0.83%) Simpana
Vendors
1 45 (37.19%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.05%) Google
2 17 (14.05%) Oracle
3 16 (13.22%) Atlassian
4 14 (11.57%) VMware
5 7 (5.79%) Cisco
6 6 (4.96%) Veeam
7 5 (4.13%) Dell
8 4 (3.31%) Citrix
8 4 (3.31%) HP
8 4 (3.31%) MuleSoft
8 4 (3.31%) Xamarin
9 3 (2.48%) JD Edwards
9 3 (2.48%) McAfee
9 3 (2.48%) Sun
10 2 (1.65%) Nintex
10 2 (1.65%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.83%) RedGate
11 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.83%) Zerto