Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 480 340 237
Rank change year-on-year -140 -103 -69
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 777 1,539 2,502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.98% 1.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.18% 3.25% 4.97%
Number of salaries quoted 646 1,294 2,223
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,393 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £73,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 35,596 47,391 50,362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.17% 30.03% 30.46%
Number of salaries quoted 29,498 38,753 42,341
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,589 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -141 298 £57,500 -4.17% 31
South East -56 151 £50,000 +11.11% 29
North of England -43 138 £40,000 +6.67% 17
Midlands +7 104 £45,000 +12.50% 19
North West -39 72 £40,500 +9.46% 7
South West -40 62 £45,000 +5.88% 12
West Midlands -5 61 £50,000 +25.00% 11
Yorkshire -10 60 £40,000 +6.67% 9
East Midlands +29 43 £40,000 +8.84% 8
East of England -37 24 £42,500 -10.53% 8
North East +21 6 £35,686 +29.77% 1
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 777 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 545 (70.14%) SQL
3 333 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 312 (40.15%) Microsoft
5 296 (38.10%) .NET
6 280 (36.04%) C#
7 276 (35.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 256 (32.95%) Windows
9 251 (32.30%) T-SQL
9 251 (32.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 206 (26.51%) SQL Server 2016
11 180 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
12 170 (21.88%) Finance
13 160 (20.59%) ASP.NET
14 157 (20.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 154 (19.82%) SQL Server 2014
16 149 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
17 147 (18.92%) Windows Server
18 141 (18.15%) MVC
19 134 (17.25%) Microsoft Azure
20 131 (16.86%) HTML
21 118 (15.19%) JavaScript
22 116 (14.93%) CSS
23 111 (14.29%) Oracle
23 111 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
24 104 (13.38%) Data Warehouse
25 103 (13.26%) Windows Server 2008
26 101 (13.00%) IIS
27 99 (12.74%) SQL Server 2005
27 99 (12.74%) Performance Tuning

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
1 101 (13.00%) IIS
2 64 (8.24%) SharePoint
3 56 (7.21%) MS Exchange
4 46 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 38 (4.89%) JBoss
5 38 (4.89%) Tomcat
6 32 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (3.73%) WebLogic
8 14 (1.80%) Drupal
9 9 (1.16%) CMS
10 8 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.64%) Apache
12 5 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.64%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
16 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 48 (6.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) ArchiCAD
5 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.13%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.13%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (1.80%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.51%) Eagle PACE
5 4 (0.51%) FastStats
5 4 (0.51%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.51%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.39%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.26%) Raiser's Edge
7 2 (0.26%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.13%) Infor CRM
8 1 (0.13%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 134 (17.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (11.45%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (6.82%) Power Platform
4 49 (6.31%) SaaS
5 41 (5.28%) Office 365
6 38 (4.89%) OpenShift
7 20 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.16%) PaaS
10 6 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.77%) Twilio
11 4 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.51%) IaaS
11 4 (0.51%) WhatsApp
12 2 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
13 1 (0.13%) GitHub
13 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.13%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 92 (11.84%) Firewall
2 65 (8.37%) TCP/IP
3 57 (7.34%) DNS
4 52 (6.69%) SAN
5 46 (5.92%) DHCP
6 25 (3.22%) VoIP
7 18 (2.32%) VPN
8 16 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
9 12 (1.54%) Internet
9 12 (1.54%) NAS
10 10 (1.29%) WAN
11 8 (1.03%) CTI
12 7 (0.90%) VLAN
12 7 (0.90%) Wireless
13 6 (0.77%) Broadband
13 6 (0.77%) GPRS
13 6 (0.77%) NetScaler
14 5 (0.64%) iSCSI
14 5 (0.64%) LAN
14 5 (0.64%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 777 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 333 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 276 (35.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 251 (32.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 206 (26.51%) SQL Server 2016
6 157 (20.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 154 (19.82%) SQL Server 2014
8 104 (13.38%) Data Warehouse
9 99 (12.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 89 (11.45%) MySQL
11 83 (10.68%) Relational Database
12 62 (7.98%) RDBMS
13 53 (6.82%) Power BI
14 52 (6.69%) SQL Server 2017
15 31 (3.99%) QlikView
16 24 (3.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 23 (2.96%) NoSQL
17 23 (2.96%) Oracle Database
18 22 (2.83%) Big Data
19 18 (2.32%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 111 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 59 (7.59%) Visual Studio
3 23 (2.96%) JIRA
4 22 (2.83%) Git (software)
5 16 (2.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 14 (1.80%) Selenium
7 12 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (1.54%) PowerBuilder
8 11 (1.42%) Jenkins
9 8 (1.03%) git-flow
9 8 (1.03%) NUnit
9 8 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.90%) Subversion
10 7 (0.90%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.77%) Moq
12 4 (0.51%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.39%) WinDbg
14 2 (0.26%) LINQPad
14 2 (0.26%) MSTest
14 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 170 (21.88%) Finance
2 39 (5.02%) Retail
3 29 (3.73%) Banking
4 14 (1.80%) Law
5 13 (1.67%) Aerospace
5 13 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.42%) Publishing
7 10 (1.29%) Automotive
8 9 (1.16%) Public Sector
9 7 (0.90%) Legal
9 7 (0.90%) Military
10 6 (0.77%) Billing
10 6 (0.77%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.77%) Marketing
11 4 (0.51%) Advertising
11 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.51%) Games
12 3 (0.39%) Social Housing
13 2 (0.26%) Back Office
14 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 330 (42.47%) Developer
2 159 (20.46%) DBA
3 126 (16.22%) SQL DBA
4 111 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 107 (13.77%) .NET Developer
6 96 (12.36%) SQL Developer
7 75 (9.65%) Senior Developer
8 70 (9.01%) C# .NET Developer
9 69 (8.88%) Administrator
10 68 (8.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 55 (7.08%) Analyst
12 42 (5.41%) SQL Server DBA
13 39 (5.02%) Software Developer
13 39 (5.02%) SQL BI Developer
14 38 (4.89%) Senior C# Developer
15 36 (4.63%) Applications Engineer
15 36 (4.63%) Linux Engineer
16 35 (4.50%) ASP.NET Developer
16 35 (4.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 31 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (38.10%) .NET
2 160 (20.59%) ASP.NET
3 131 (16.86%) HTML
4 116 (14.93%) CSS
5 98 (12.61%) .NET Framework
5 98 (12.61%) XML
6 90 (11.58%) jQuery
7 88 (11.33%) Web Services
8 82 (10.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 64 (8.24%) AngularJS
10 57 (7.34%) WPF
11 55 (7.08%) HTML5
12 44 (5.66%) WCF
13 42 (5.41%) Ajax
13 42 (5.41%) Entity Framework
14 36 (4.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 31 (3.99%) JSON
16 30 (3.86%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (3.73%) .NET Core
18 28 (3.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (6.18%) Clustering
3 45 (5.79%) Private Cloud
4 43 (5.53%) Enterprise Software
5 39 (5.02%) Replication
6 30 (3.86%) Data Centre
7 24 (3.09%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (2.57%) Derivative
9 20 (2.57%) Fixed Income
9 20 (2.57%) Hedge funds
9 20 (2.57%) OTC Derivatives
10 18 (2.32%) User Experience
11 11 (1.42%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.03%) Handset
13 7 (0.90%) Reinsurance
14 6 (0.77%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.77%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 256 (32.95%) Windows
2 147 (18.92%) Windows Server
3 103 (13.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (9.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (7.85%) Linux
6 32 (4.12%) Unix
6 32 (4.12%) Windows 10
7 26 (3.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (3.22%) Windows 8
9 24 (3.09%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.03%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.90%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.77%) Android
14 5 (0.64%) CentOS
15 3 (0.39%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
17 1 (0.13%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
3 141 (18.15%) MVC
4 99 (12.74%) Performance Tuning
5 97 (12.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 87 (11.20%) ETL
7 80 (10.30%) ITIL
8 79 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
9 76 (9.78%) SDLC
10 72 (9.27%) DevOps
11 67 (8.62%) Migration
11 67 (8.62%) Scrum
12 64 (8.24%) Mentoring
13 53 (6.82%) High Availability
14 51 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (5.15%) Unit Testing
16 38 (4.89%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 38 (4.89%) Web Operations
17 37 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 35 (4.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 545 (70.14%) SQL
2 280 (36.04%) C#
3 251 (32.30%) T-SQL
4 118 (15.19%) JavaScript
5 83 (10.68%) PowerShell
6 57 (7.34%) Java
7 55 (7.08%) Python
8 52 (6.69%) VB.NET
9 41 (5.28%) Perl
10 38 (4.89%) Bash Shell
11 35 (4.50%) VB
12 31 (3.99%) Ruby
13 25 (3.22%) VBA
14 19 (2.45%) PHP
15 17 (2.19%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.42%) TypeScript
17 9 (1.16%) C
18 8 (1.03%) VBScript
19 5 (0.64%) X++
20 4 (0.51%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 57 (7.34%) Degree
2 51 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (4.38%) MCSE
4 32 (4.12%) MCSA
5 15 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (1.54%) Security Cleared
7 10 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (1.03%) CCNA
9 7 (0.90%) MCP
10 6 (0.77%) CCNP
10 6 (0.77%) SC Cleared
11 5 (0.64%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.39%) CCSP
12 3 (0.39%) CCVP
12 3 (0.39%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.39%) MCSD
13 2 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.70%) SLA
2 20 (2.57%) GDPR
3 19 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.45%) QA
4 11 (1.42%) COBIT
5 9 (1.16%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.51%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.26%) PMO
9 1 (0.13%) DICOM
9 1 (0.13%) HL7
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 94 (12.10%) Active Directory
2 57 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (6.56%) Docker
4 39 (5.02%) Oracle RAC
5 38 (4.89%) Hyper-V
6 26 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (2.19%) XenApp
8 16 (2.06%) vSphere
9 6 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.64%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.51%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.39%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.13%) Firmware
13 1 (0.13%) LXC
13 1 (0.13%) Postfix
13 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 45 (5.79%) Puppet
2 44 (5.66%) Kubernetes
3 39 (5.02%) Ansible
3 39 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (3.35%) Backup Exec
5 18 (2.32%) Microsoft Clustering
6 15 (1.93%) SCCM
7 10 (1.29%) SCOM
8 6 (0.77%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.77%) Terraform
8 6 (0.77%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.64%) CA Spectrum
9 5 (0.64%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.39%) WMI
12 2 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.26%) SQL Sentry
13 1 (0.13%) CloudHub
13 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 1 (0.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 312 (40.15%) Microsoft
2 111 (14.29%) Oracle
3 84 (10.81%) VMware
4 43 (5.53%) Tableau
5 41 (5.28%) Citrix
6 38 (4.89%) HP
7 33 (4.25%) Cisco
8 30 (3.86%) Sun
9 22 (2.83%) Google
10 21 (2.70%) Xamarin
11 20 (2.57%) DevExpress
12 18 (2.32%) RedGate
13 17 (2.19%) Cognos
14 14 (1.80%) IBM
15 13 (1.67%) Avaya
15 13 (1.67%) Dell
16 11 (1.42%) SAP
16 11 (1.42%) Talend
16 11 (1.42%) Teradata
16 11 (1.42%) WatchGuard