Period
to 21 April 2019

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 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 395 337 209
Rank change year-on-year -58 -128 -73
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1,048 1,548 2,673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.93% 1.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.71% 3.03% 5.45%
Number of salaries quoted 877 1,314 2,306
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,825 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% +4.65% -4.44%

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 38,692 51,033 49,037
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 28.11% 30.71% 30.38%
Number of salaries quoted 31,901 42,758 42,255
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 April 2019.

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 April 2019. 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 -31 415 £55,000 - 9
South East +5 226 £50,000 +14.94% 14
North of England -10 199 £39,000 +4.00% 15
Midlands -8 115 £45,000 +20.00%
North West +36 112 £39,000 -2.50% 8
Yorkshire -34 79 £39,000 +4.00% 6
West Midlands -29 76 £45,000 +20.00%
East of England -6 45 £43,500 -3.33% 2
South West -61 42 £52,500 +31.25%
East Midlands +28 39 £40,000 +6.67%
North East +32 9 £25,382 -15.39% 1
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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 1,048 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 740 (70.61%) SQL
3 435 (41.51%) .NET
4 429 (40.94%) Microsoft
5 415 (39.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 397 (37.88%) C#
7 379 (36.16%) T-SQL
8 340 (32.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 325 (31.01%) SQL Server 2012
10 320 (30.53%) Windows
11 269 (25.67%) ASP.NET
12 252 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
13 235 (22.42%) Business Intelligence
14 225 (21.47%) Microsoft Azure
15 207 (19.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 206 (19.66%) Finance
17 201 (19.18%) HTML
17 201 (19.18%) Windows Server
18 191 (18.23%) MVC
19 178 (16.98%) CSS
20 176 (16.79%) SQL Server 2016
21 146 (13.93%) Team Foundation Server
22 144 (13.74%) Windows Server 2008
23 143 (13.65%) jQuery
24 142 (13.55%) JavaScript
25 140 (13.36%) .NET Framework
25 140 (13.36%) XML
26 136 (12.98%) Data Warehouse
27 135 (12.88%) SQL Server 2014
28 131 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC

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
1 123 (11.74%) SharePoint
2 108 (10.31%) IIS
3 81 (7.73%) MS Exchange
4 48 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
7 24 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (1.81%) Skype for Business
9 18 (1.72%) JBoss
9 18 (1.72%) Tomcat
9 18 (1.72%) WebLogic
10 16 (1.53%) Drupal
10 16 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.86%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.67%) CMS
15 5 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (0.38%) Apache
16 4 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 62 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.29%) ArchiCAD
3 3 (0.29%) AutoCAD
3 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.29%) MicroStation
3 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.29%) Revit
4 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (0.48%) FastStats
3 4 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.19%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (0.19%) Magento
5 2 (0.19%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.095%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.095%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.095%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 225 (21.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
3 77 (7.35%) Office 365
4 40 (3.82%) SaaS
5 21 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 18 (1.72%) OpenShift
7 10 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (0.57%) PaaS
9 5 (0.48%) GitHub
9 5 (0.48%) IaaS
10 4 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.38%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.29%) npm
11 3 (0.29%) NuGet
11 3 (0.29%) Twilio
12 2 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
13 1 (0.095%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.095%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.095%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 86 (8.21%) DNS
2 79 (7.54%) Firewall
3 74 (7.06%) DHCP
4 53 (5.06%) SAN
5 40 (3.82%) TCP/IP
6 26 (2.48%) VoIP
7 25 (2.39%) WAN
8 22 (2.10%) VPN
9 20 (1.91%) Internet
10 18 (1.72%) LAN
11 12 (1.15%) Wireless
12 11 (1.05%) NAS
13 10 (0.95%) VLAN
14 9 (0.86%) Network Security
15 7 (0.67%) Skype
15 7 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (0.57%) OSPF
16 6 (0.57%) SMTP
17 5 (0.48%) CTI
17 5 (0.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,048 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 415 (39.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 340 (32.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 325 (31.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 207 (19.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 176 (16.79%) SQL Server 2016
7 136 (12.98%) Data Warehouse
8 135 (12.88%) SQL Server 2014
9 103 (9.83%) SQL Server 2005
10 95 (9.06%) Relational Database
11 67 (6.39%) Power BI
12 62 (5.92%) RDBMS
13 60 (5.73%) MySQL
14 37 (3.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 32 (3.05%) QlikView
16 31 (2.96%) Oracle Database
17 30 (2.86%) NoSQL
18 29 (2.77%) Data Lake
19 28 (2.67%) Hadoop
19 28 (2.67%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 146 (13.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 113 (10.78%) Visual Studio
3 31 (2.96%) Git (software)
4 18 (1.72%) JIRA
5 17 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 13 (1.24%) Selenium
7 11 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (1.05%) Subversion
8 10 (0.95%) NUnit
9 9 (0.86%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.76%) Gatling
10 8 (0.76%) JMeter
10 8 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (0.67%) PowerBuilder
12 6 (0.57%) Moq
12 6 (0.57%) MSTest
12 6 (0.57%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.48%) git-flow
14 4 (0.38%) Mercurial
14 4 (0.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 206 (19.66%) Finance
2 37 (3.53%) Retail
3 36 (3.44%) Banking
4 29 (2.77%) Marketing
5 12 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 10 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.76%) Billing
7 8 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.76%) Law
7 8 (0.76%) Legal
8 7 (0.67%) Games
9 6 (0.57%) Advertising
9 6 (0.57%) Front Office
10 4 (0.38%) Back Office
10 4 (0.38%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.29%) Automotive
11 3 (0.29%) Publishing
11 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Electronics
12 2 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 477 (45.52%) Developer
2 215 (20.52%) DBA
3 191 (18.23%) SQL DBA
4 174 (16.60%) .NET Developer
5 166 (15.84%) C# Developer
6 141 (13.45%) SQL Developer
7 115 (10.97%) C# .NET Developer
8 100 (9.54%) Analyst
9 88 (8.40%) Administrator
10 83 (7.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 72 (6.87%) SQL Server DBA
12 67 (6.39%) Senior Developer
13 55 (5.25%) ASP.NET Developer
14 53 (5.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 53 (5.06%) Software Developer
15 47 (4.48%) Support Analyst
16 45 (4.29%) SQL BI Developer
17 41 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 40 (3.82%) SQL Server Developer
19 33 (3.15%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 435 (41.51%) .NET
2 269 (25.67%) ASP.NET
3 201 (19.18%) HTML
4 178 (16.98%) CSS
5 143 (13.65%) jQuery
6 140 (13.36%) .NET Framework
6 140 (13.36%) XML
7 131 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 127 (12.12%) Web Services
9 88 (8.40%) AngularJS
10 81 (7.73%) WPF
11 73 (6.97%) HTML5
12 68 (6.49%) WCF
13 66 (6.30%) Ajax
14 62 (5.92%) ASP.NET Web API
15 51 (4.87%) Entity Framework
16 38 (3.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 37 (3.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 35 (3.34%) JSON
19 34 (3.24%) React
Miscellaneous
1 87 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (8.11%) Clustering
3 62 (5.92%) Replication
4 58 (5.53%) Data Centre
5 43 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
6 39 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (3.34%) Self-Motivation
8 34 (3.24%) Management Information System
9 28 (2.67%) Private Cloud
10 21 (2.00%) Derivative
10 21 (2.00%) Fixed Income
10 21 (2.00%) Hedge funds
10 21 (2.00%) OTC Derivatives
11 15 (1.43%) Fintech
12 14 (1.34%) User Experience
13 12 (1.15%) Reinsurance
14 9 (0.86%) Mainframe
15 8 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 6 (0.57%) Driving Licence
16 6 (0.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 320 (30.53%) Windows
2 201 (19.18%) Windows Server
3 144 (13.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 116 (11.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 87 (8.30%) Linux
6 30 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (2.58%) Windows 7
8 22 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (2.00%) Windows 10
10 20 (1.91%) Unix
11 18 (1.72%) Windows 8
12 14 (1.34%) CentOS
13 13 (1.24%) Ubuntu
14 11 (1.05%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.86%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (0.67%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.48%) Solaris
17 5 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.29%) Android
18 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (22.42%) Business Intelligence
3 191 (18.23%) MVC
4 130 (12.40%) Performance Tuning
5 127 (12.12%) ITIL
6 123 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
7 106 (10.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 106 (10.11%) High Availability
8 102 (9.73%) Scrum
9 90 (8.59%) ETL
10 79 (7.54%) SDLC
11 74 (7.06%) Mentoring
12 69 (6.58%) DevOps
13 68 (6.49%) Web Development
14 60 (5.73%) Migration
15 52 (4.96%) Computer Science
15 52 (4.96%) TDD
16 51 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 51 (4.87%) Microservices
17 50 (4.77%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 740 (70.61%) SQL
2 397 (37.88%) C#
3 379 (36.16%) T-SQL
4 142 (13.55%) JavaScript
5 118 (11.26%) PowerShell
6 89 (8.49%) VB.NET
7 48 (4.58%) VBA
8 47 (4.48%) Java
9 42 (4.01%) Python
10 28 (2.67%) VB
11 22 (2.10%) Perl
12 21 (2.00%) Bash Shell
12 21 (2.00%) PL/SQL
13 20 (1.91%) TypeScript
14 16 (1.53%) VBScript
15 13 (1.24%) R
16 11 (1.05%) Ruby
17 6 (0.57%) C
18 5 (0.48%) PHP
19 4 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 100 (9.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (7.73%) Degree
3 56 (5.34%) MCSA
4 47 (4.48%) MCSE
5 31 (2.96%) MCITP
6 25 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (2.00%) MCP
7 21 (2.00%) Security Cleared
8 19 (1.81%) SC Cleared
9 11 (1.05%) MCT
10 8 (0.76%) CCNA
10 8 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.67%) MCTS
12 6 (0.57%) MCDBA
12 6 (0.57%) NCDA
12 6 (0.57%) NCIE
12 6 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.38%) CCNP
13 4 (0.38%) HNC
13 4 (0.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.87%) QA
2 48 (4.58%) SLA
3 30 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (2.00%) GDPR
5 12 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.15%) PMO
6 9 (0.86%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.57%) COBIT
8 5 (0.48%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.38%) IFRS
9 4 (0.38%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.19%) HL7
10 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.095%) Solvency II
System Software
1 120 (11.45%) Active Directory
2 66 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (5.53%) Hyper-V
4 36 (3.44%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (2.29%) Docker
6 21 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
6 21 (2.00%) vSphere
7 13 (1.24%) XenApp
8 5 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.38%) DFS Replication
9 4 (0.38%) Firmware
10 2 (0.19%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (0.19%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.19%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.19%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.19%) XenServer
11 1 (0.095%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 38 (3.63%) SCCM
2 29 (2.77%) Microsoft Clustering
3 22 (2.10%) Kubernetes
4 20 (1.91%) Ansible
4 20 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.91%) Puppet
5 19 (1.81%) SCOM
6 11 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 11 (1.05%) vCenter Server
7 10 (0.95%) SQL Sentry
8 9 (0.86%) Backup Exec
8 9 (0.86%) SCDPM
9 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.48%) Terraform
11 5 (0.48%) XenMobile
12 4 (0.38%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.38%) Simpana
Vendors
1 429 (40.94%) Microsoft
2 122 (11.64%) VMware
3 117 (11.16%) Oracle
4 43 (4.10%) Cisco
4 43 (4.10%) HP
5 32 (3.05%) Tableau
6 31 (2.96%) Citrix
7 28 (2.67%) ServiceNow
8 23 (2.19%) Google
9 21 (2.00%) DevExpress
10 20 (1.91%) Red Hat
10 20 (1.91%) RedGate
11 18 (1.72%) IBM
11 18 (1.72%) Xamarin
12 17 (1.62%) Teradata
13 16 (1.53%) Veeam
14 15 (1.43%) Dell
15 14 (1.34%) Dynatrace
16 13 (1.24%) NetApp
16 13 (1.24%) SolarWinds