Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 616 532 391
Rank change year-on-year -84 -141 -58
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 172 514 1,104
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.46% 0.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.94% 1.70% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 187 466 996
Median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.04% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 18,259 30,208 39,544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.95% 26.97% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 15,210 25,119 33,178
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 7 March 2021.

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 7 March 2021. 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 +4 68 £60,000 +9.09% 9
South East +72 42 £47,500 - 6
Midlands +30 27 £47,500 +11.76% 5
North of England -10 23 £44,000 +2.33% 2
East Midlands +31 17 £51,250 +28.13% 1
Yorkshire +11 12 £44,000 +2.33%
South West +13 11 £40,000 -11.11% 2
West Midlands +28 9 £36,000 -24.21% 4
North West +5 8 £47,500 +18.75% 2
North East +3 3 £37,500 -21.05%
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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.

1 172 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 110 (63.95%) .NET
3 109 (63.37%) SQL
4 102 (59.30%) C#
5 73 (42.44%) Microsoft
6 67 (38.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 60 (34.88%) Windows
8 55 (31.98%) SQL Server 2012
9 50 (29.07%) ASP.NET
10 42 (24.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 39 (22.67%) T-SQL
12 37 (21.51%) JavaScript
12 37 (21.51%) Software Engineering
12 37 (21.51%) Windows Server
13 36 (20.93%) VB.NET
13 36 (20.93%) MVC
14 33 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
14 33 (19.19%) WinForms
14 33 (19.19%) SQL Server 2014
14 33 (19.19%) Azure
15 32 (18.60%) Dynamics 365
15 32 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 32 (18.60%) VB
16 30 (17.44%) IIS
17 29 (16.86%) Self-Motivation
18 28 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
18 28 (16.28%) Change Control
18 28 (16.28%) OO
18 28 (16.28%) CRM
18 28 (16.28%) Dynamics CRM

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 30 (17.44%) IIS
2 26 (15.12%) SharePoint
3 14 (8.14%) MS Exchange
4 10 (5.81%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.49%) Confluence
7 4 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.33%) Drupal
7 4 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.33%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Fuse
9 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.58%) SAS
10 1 (0.58%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 28 (16.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (15.70%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (11.05%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (2.33%) Bond Adapt
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 33 (19.19%) Azure
2 32 (18.60%) Dynamics 365
3 22 (12.79%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (3.49%) Mimecast
5 5 (2.91%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.16%) AWS
6 2 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.40%) VPN
2 10 (5.81%) SAN
3 9 (5.23%) Firewall
3 9 (5.23%) VLAN
4 7 (4.07%) MPLS
5 6 (3.49%) BGP
5 6 (3.49%) iSCSI
5 6 (3.49%) Kerberos
6 5 (2.91%) LAN
6 5 (2.91%) WAN
7 3 (1.74%) DNS
7 3 (1.74%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.16%) DHCP
8 2 (1.16%) HTTP
8 2 (1.16%) SMTP
9 1 (0.58%) FTP
9 1 (0.58%) PBX
9 1 (0.58%) SSH
9 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.58%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 67 (38.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 55 (31.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 42 (24.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (19.19%) SQL Server 2014
6 32 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (12.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (11.63%) SQL Server 2016
9 15 (8.72%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (5.23%) Oracle Database
11 8 (4.65%) DTS
11 8 (4.65%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (4.07%) SQL Server 2019
13 5 (2.91%) Power BI
14 4 (2.33%) Tableau
15 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database 12c
16 2 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
16 2 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
16 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (15.12%) TeamCity
2 23 (13.37%) Git (software)
3 20 (11.63%) Octopus Deploy
4 12 (6.98%) Visual Studio
5 11 (6.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (4.65%) Subversion
7 6 (3.49%) Bitbucket
7 6 (3.49%) JIRA
7 6 (3.49%) MSTest
7 6 (3.49%) NUnit
7 6 (3.49%) ReSharper
7 6 (3.49%) SpecFlow
7 6 (3.49%) YouTrack
8 4 (2.33%) PowerBuilder
9 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.58%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (12.79%) Finance
2 8 (4.65%) Back Office
3 6 (3.49%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.91%) Retail
5 4 (2.33%) Front Office
6 2 (1.16%) Automotive
6 2 (1.16%) Law
6 2 (1.16%) Legal
6 2 (1.16%) Publishing
7 1 (0.58%) Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Local Government
7 1 (0.58%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Police
Job Titles
1 92 (53.49%) Developer
2 44 (25.58%) C# Developer
3 35 (20.35%) .NET Developer
4 26 (15.12%) Analyst
4 26 (15.12%) CRM Developer
4 26 (15.12%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 22 (12.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (11.63%) Software Developer
7 19 (11.05%) Software Engineer
8 18 (10.47%) C# Software Engineer
9 16 (9.30%) C# Software Developer
9 16 (9.30%) DBA
9 16 (9.30%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 14 (8.14%) DevOps Engineer
10 14 (8.14%) Support Analyst
11 13 (7.56%) Administrator
12 10 (5.81%) Microsoft Developer
12 10 (5.81%) SQL DBA
13 9 (5.23%) Data Analyst
14 8 (4.65%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (63.95%) .NET
2 50 (29.07%) ASP.NET
3 33 (19.19%) WinForms
4 26 (15.12%) CSS
4 26 (15.12%) HTML
5 23 (13.37%) XML
6 22 (12.79%) .NET Framework
7 17 (9.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (8.72%) Entity Framework
9 14 (8.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 12 (6.98%) AngularJS
10 12 (6.98%) JSON
11 11 (6.40%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (6.40%) jQuery
12 10 (5.81%) REST
12 10 (5.81%) WCF
12 10 (5.81%) WPF
13 9 (5.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 9 (5.23%) Web Services
13 9 (5.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.86%) Self-Motivation
2 21 (12.21%) Replication
3 13 (7.56%) Clustering
4 11 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.07%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.49%) Reinsurance
7 4 (2.33%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.74%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.74%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.74%) User Experience
9 2 (1.16%) FMCG
10 1 (0.58%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 60 (34.88%) Windows
2 37 (21.51%) Windows Server
3 23 (13.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (11.05%) Linux
5 14 (8.14%) AIX
5 14 (8.14%) CentOS
6 10 (5.81%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (4.07%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.07%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (3.49%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.74%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.58%) VMS
11 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.51%) Software Engineering
2 36 (20.93%) MVC
3 33 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (16.28%) Change Control
4 28 (16.28%) CRM
4 28 (16.28%) OO
4 28 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (15.12%) OOD
6 25 (14.53%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (13.95%) DevOps
8 17 (9.88%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (8.14%) OWASP
10 13 (7.56%) Proactive Monitoring
11 12 (6.98%) ETL
11 12 (6.98%) Workflow
12 11 (6.40%) Scrum
13 10 (5.81%) Change Management
13 10 (5.81%) Mentoring
14 9 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 9 (5.23%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (63.37%) SQL
2 102 (59.30%) C#
3 39 (22.67%) T-SQL
4 37 (21.51%) JavaScript
5 36 (20.93%) VB.NET
6 32 (18.60%) VB
7 12 (6.98%) TypeScript
8 5 (2.91%) C
8 5 (2.91%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.91%) VB6
9 3 (1.74%) Python
9 3 (1.74%) XAML
10 2 (1.16%) X++
11 1 (0.58%) PHP
11 1 (0.58%) VBScript
11 1 (0.58%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 10 (5.81%) SC Cleared
1 10 (5.81%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.23%) Degree
3 6 (3.49%) CCNA
3 6 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (2.33%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.16%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.63%) QA
2 9 (5.23%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.74%) SLA
4 1 (0.58%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.49%) Firmware
4 6 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (2.33%) XenApp
6 1 (0.58%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.58%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.58%) vSphere
6 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (8.14%) Puppet
2 9 (5.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (4.07%) SCCM
4 3 (1.74%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.58%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.58%) SCOM
6 1 (0.58%) Simpana
Vendors
1 73 (42.44%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.47%) Oracle
3 16 (9.30%) VMware
4 13 (7.56%) Cisco
5 9 (5.23%) HP
6 6 (3.49%) Atlassian
6 6 (3.49%) DevExpress
6 6 (3.49%) Google
6 6 (3.49%) QAD
7 4 (2.33%) Acronis
7 4 (2.33%) Citrix
7 4 (2.33%) IBM
7 4 (2.33%) Lotus
7 4 (2.33%) MuleSoft
7 4 (2.33%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.33%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.74%) NetApp
8 3 (1.74%) Veeam
9 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.16%) Sophos