Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 518 353 311
Rank change year-on-year -165 -42 -118
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 548 1,237 1,723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.88% 1.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.75% 3.09% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 479 1,060 1,520
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +4.65%

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 31,285 40,030 49,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.80% 28.55% 30.58%
Number of salaries quoted 25,898 33,138 41,208
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +9.38% +1.05%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in England

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in England

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in England over the 6 months to 21 January 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 21 January 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 -140 242 £55,000 -4.35% 25
North of England -49 107 £40,000 - 24
South East -92 101 £48,750 +8.33% 24
North West -25 73 £41,250 +3.13% 16
Midlands -22 57 £41,250 -2.94% 9
South West +8 40 £42,500 -19.05% 8
Yorkshire -9 32 £40,000 - 5
West Midlands -12 30 £47,500 +5.56% 6
East Midlands -5 27 £40,000 - 3
North East +4 2 £45,000 +76.91% 3
East of England +12 1 £47,500 +5.56% 4
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 548 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 397 (72.45%) SQL
3 299 (54.56%) Microsoft
4 220 (40.15%) .NET
5 218 (39.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 217 (39.60%) C#
7 167 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
8 165 (30.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 158 (28.83%) SQL Server 2016
10 157 (28.65%) Windows
11 155 (28.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 148 (27.01%) T-SQL
13 140 (25.55%) Azure
14 135 (24.64%) ASP.NET
15 127 (23.18%) MVC
16 116 (21.17%) SQL Server 2014
17 102 (18.61%) Finance
17 102 (18.61%) Business Intelligence
17 102 (18.61%) Performance Tuning
18 101 (18.43%) Windows Server
18 101 (18.43%) XML
19 96 (17.52%) Web Services
19 96 (17.52%) .NET Framework
20 93 (16.97%) JavaScript
21 87 (15.88%) Degree
22 85 (15.51%) HTML
23 83 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
24 82 (14.96%) IIS
25 80 (14.60%) jQuery
25 80 (14.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 82 (14.96%) IIS
2 40 (7.30%) SharePoint
3 35 (6.39%) MS Exchange
4 26 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (4.20%) Drupal
6 19 (3.47%) Tomcat
7 18 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.82%) Apache
8 10 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.46%) CMS
9 8 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.28%) JBoss
11 6 (1.09%) nginx
12 5 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.55%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.36%) Confluence
15 2 (0.36%) EPiServer
15 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 37 (6.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (4.01%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.55%) OPENHousing
4 2 (0.36%) FastStats
4 2 (0.36%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 140 (25.55%) Azure
2 77 (14.05%) AWS
3 41 (7.48%) Power Platform
4 27 (4.93%) Office 365
5 16 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (2.92%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (2.19%) GCP
7 9 (1.64%) IaaS
8 8 (1.46%) SaaS
9 7 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (1.28%) OpenShift
9 7 (1.28%) PaaS
10 6 (1.09%) WhatsApp
11 3 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.36%) Azure Stack
13 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.18%) Azure Functions
13 1 (0.18%) Serverless
13 1 (0.18%) Slack
13 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.66%) DNS
2 30 (5.47%) Firewall
2 30 (5.47%) TCP/IP
3 28 (5.11%) DHCP
4 27 (4.93%) SAN
5 15 (2.74%) VPN
6 10 (1.82%) VoIP
7 9 (1.64%) LAN
7 9 (1.64%) WAN
8 8 (1.46%) NAS
9 6 (1.09%) Extranet
9 6 (1.09%) Network Security
9 6 (1.09%) WebEx
10 4 (0.73%) Internet
11 2 (0.36%) HTTP
11 2 (0.36%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.36%) SMTP
11 2 (0.36%) SSH
11 2 (0.36%) SSL
11 2 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 548 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 218 (39.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 165 (30.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 158 (28.83%) SQL Server 2016
5 155 (28.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 116 (21.17%) SQL Server 2014
7 80 (14.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 77 (14.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 58 (10.58%) Data Warehouse
10 53 (9.67%) MySQL
11 48 (8.76%) Relational Database
12 46 (8.39%) SQL Server 2017
13 41 (7.48%) Power BI
14 38 (6.93%) RDBMS
15 24 (4.38%) Oracle Database
16 23 (4.20%) Big Data
17 20 (3.65%) QlikView
18 18 (3.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 18 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
19 12 (2.19%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 75 (13.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 57 (10.40%) Visual Studio
3 30 (5.47%) Visual Studio Team System
4 22 (4.01%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.19%) NUnit
6 10 (1.82%) SpecFlow
7 9 (1.64%) Subversion
8 8 (1.46%) TeamCity
9 7 (1.28%) JIRA
9 7 (1.28%) PowerBuilder
10 4 (0.73%) CruiseControl
10 4 (0.73%) MSTest
10 4 (0.73%) Selenium
11 3 (0.55%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 2 (0.36%) Fiddler
12 2 (0.36%) Moq
12 2 (0.36%) ReSharper
13 1 (0.18%) WinDbg
General
1 102 (18.61%) Finance
2 40 (7.30%) Retail
3 26 (4.74%) Banking
4 14 (2.55%) Marketing
5 12 (2.19%) Automotive
5 12 (2.19%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.01%) Back Office
6 11 (2.01%) Legal
7 10 (1.82%) Public Sector
8 8 (1.46%) Publishing
9 6 (1.09%) Billing
10 5 (0.91%) Law
10 5 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.55%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.55%) Social Housing
12 2 (0.36%) Advertising
12 2 (0.36%) Front Office
12 2 (0.36%) Military
13 1 (0.18%) Games
13 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 272 (49.64%) Developer
2 113 (20.62%) DBA
3 96 (17.52%) SQL DBA
4 91 (16.61%) .NET Developer
5 84 (15.33%) C# Developer
6 65 (11.86%) Administrator
7 62 (11.31%) C# .NET Developer
8 51 (9.31%) SQL Developer
9 48 (8.76%) Software Developer
10 35 (6.39%) Analyst
11 34 (6.20%) Senior Developer
12 28 (5.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 28 (5.11%) Lead Developer
13 25 (4.56%) Support Engineer
14 22 (4.01%) SQL Server DBA
15 21 (3.83%) Applications Support
15 21 (3.83%) Systems Engineer
16 20 (3.65%) Dynamics AX Developer
16 20 (3.65%) Senior DBA
17 18 (3.28%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (40.15%) .NET
2 135 (24.64%) ASP.NET
3 101 (18.43%) XML
4 96 (17.52%) .NET Framework
4 96 (17.52%) Web Services
5 85 (15.51%) HTML
6 83 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 80 (14.60%) jQuery
8 76 (13.87%) CSS
9 57 (10.40%) AngularJS
10 51 (9.31%) Entity Framework
11 50 (9.12%) WCF
12 46 (8.39%) Ajax
13 33 (6.02%) JSON
14 31 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 30 (5.47%) ASP.NET Web API
16 25 (4.56%) HTML5
16 25 (4.56%) XSLT
17 22 (4.01%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 21 (3.83%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.20%) Clustering
3 29 (5.29%) Replication
4 28 (5.11%) Enterprise Software
4 28 (5.11%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (2.74%) Private Cloud
7 14 (2.55%) Data Centre
8 11 (2.01%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.82%) User Experience
10 4 (0.73%) Derivative
11 3 (0.55%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.55%) PMI
12 2 (0.36%) FMCG
12 2 (0.36%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.36%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.18%) NHS
13 1 (0.18%) PACS
13 1 (0.18%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 157 (28.65%) Windows
2 101 (18.43%) Windows Server
3 70 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (8.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (6.75%) Linux
6 28 (5.11%) Windows 7
7 24 (4.38%) Windows 10
8 17 (3.10%) Unix
9 16 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (2.74%) Windows 8
11 12 (2.19%) Android
11 12 (2.19%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.64%) CentOS
13 7 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.73%) Fedora
15 3 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.55%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (23.18%) MVC
3 102 (18.61%) Business Intelligence
3 102 (18.61%) Performance Tuning
4 78 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
5 66 (12.04%) DevOps
6 64 (11.68%) Scrum
7 62 (11.31%) Migration
8 61 (11.13%) SDLC
9 55 (10.04%) Computer Science
10 53 (9.67%) OO
11 52 (9.49%) ITIL
12 49 (8.94%) Disaster Recovery
13 44 (8.03%) OOD
14 41 (7.48%) TDD
15 38 (6.93%) ETL
16 37 (6.75%) Customer Requirements
17 31 (5.66%) ERP
17 31 (5.66%) Mentoring
18 30 (5.47%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 397 (72.45%) SQL
2 217 (39.60%) C#
3 148 (27.01%) T-SQL
4 93 (16.97%) JavaScript
5 64 (11.68%) PowerShell
6 30 (5.47%) Bash Shell
7 22 (4.01%) Perl
7 22 (4.01%) X++
8 21 (3.83%) Java
8 21 (3.83%) VB.NET
9 19 (3.47%) Python
10 17 (3.10%) PL/SQL
11 15 (2.74%) VBScript
12 12 (2.19%) VBA
13 11 (2.01%) VB
14 10 (1.82%) Ruby
15 8 (1.46%) Delphi
16 6 (1.09%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.91%) PHP
17 5 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 87 (15.88%) Degree
2 48 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (5.66%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (4.01%) MCSA
5 21 (3.83%) MCSE
6 18 (3.28%) Security Cleared
7 15 (2.74%) SC Cleared
8 8 (1.46%) MCSD
8 8 (1.46%) Oracle Certification
9 7 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.09%) MCP
11 5 (0.91%) CCNA
11 5 (0.91%) MCDBA
12 4 (0.73%) MCITP
13 3 (0.55%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.55%) Postgraduate
14 2 (0.36%) CCNP
14 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.18%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.65%) QA
2 16 (2.92%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (2.01%) SLA
5 7 (1.28%) COBIT
6 6 (1.09%) PMO
7 3 (0.55%) GDPR
7 3 (0.55%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.36%) EMIR
8 2 (0.36%) HL7
8 2 (0.36%) MiFID
8 2 (0.36%) NCSC
8 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.18%) DICOM
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (10.95%) Active Directory
2 51 (9.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.65%) XenApp
4 17 (3.10%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.19%) Docker
7 10 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (1.46%) vSphere
9 4 (0.73%) Postfix
9 4 (0.73%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.36%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.18%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.18%) Firmware
12 1 (0.18%) LXC
12 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (2.92%) Microsoft Clustering
2 11 (2.01%) SCCM
3 9 (1.64%) SCOM
4 8 (1.46%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.28%) Ansible
5 7 (1.28%) Puppet
6 6 (1.09%) HP UCMDB
7 5 (0.91%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.91%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.55%) Nagios
9 3 (0.55%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.55%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.36%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 299 (54.56%) Microsoft
2 64 (11.68%) VMware
3 57 (10.40%) Oracle
4 39 (7.12%) Tableau
5 21 (3.83%) Citrix
5 21 (3.83%) HP
6 19 (3.47%) Cisco
7 16 (2.92%) Xamarin
8 12 (2.19%) Google
9 11 (2.01%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.46%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.46%) Sun
11 7 (1.28%) MuleSoft
11 7 (1.28%) WatchGuard
12 6 (1.09%) IBM
12 6 (1.09%) Informatica
12 6 (1.09%) Infragistics
12 6 (1.09%) Symantec
12 6 (1.09%) Talend
12 6 (1.09%) Teradata