Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 721 565 431
Rank change year-on-year -156 -134 -86
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 167 285 947
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.37% 0.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.69% 1.36% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 149 257 775
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,050 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.14%
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 24,137 20,924 37,179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.99% 27.19% 27.96%
Number of salaries quoted 17,696 17,304 30,921
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +0.92% +4.81% +4.00%

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 14 June 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 14 June 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 -110 53 £60,000 +3.45% 4
North of England -82 35 £47,500 - 6
South East -15 30 £43,000 -4.44% 5
Midlands -17 24 £49,000 +3.16% 4
Yorkshire -41 21 £44,000 +1.15% 3
East Midlands -22 15 £55,000 +13.40% 1
South West -54 15 £50,000 +25.00% 2
North West -51 13 £50,000 +5.26% 3
West Midlands -33 9 £47,500 - 3
North East -19 1 £37,500 -21.05%
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 14 June 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.

1 167 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 113 (67.66%) SQL
3 94 (56.29%) .NET
4 92 (55.09%) Microsoft
5 85 (50.90%) C#
6 66 (39.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 62 (37.13%) Windows
8 56 (33.53%) SQL Server 2005
9 55 (32.93%) T-SQL
10 53 (31.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 50 (29.94%) SQL Server 2016
12 46 (27.54%) Azure
13 41 (24.55%) Business Intelligence
14 39 (23.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 38 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
16 37 (22.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 35 (20.96%) ASP.NET
18 34 (20.36%) Social Skills
19 31 (18.56%) Self-Motivation
19 31 (18.56%) ETL
20 30 (17.96%) JavaScript
20 30 (17.96%) MVC
21 29 (17.37%) Windows Server
21 29 (17.37%) Team Foundation Server
22 28 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
22 28 (16.77%) Dynamics 365
22 28 (16.77%) Finance
22 28 (16.77%) VB
22 28 (16.77%) VB.NET
23 27 (16.17%) Software Engineering

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 25 (14.97%) IIS
2 14 (8.38%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.39%) Apache
3 9 (5.39%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.99%) NServiceBus
5 4 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.40%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.40%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.40%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.20%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.60%) CMS
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.60%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 9 (5.39%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (13.77%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (11.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (8.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.20%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 46 (27.54%) Azure
2 28 (16.77%) Dynamics 365
3 24 (14.37%) Microsoft 365
3 24 (14.37%) Power Platform
4 9 (5.39%) AWS
5 6 (3.59%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (2.99%) SaaS
7 4 (2.40%) IaaS
8 2 (1.20%) Azure Functions
8 2 (1.20%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.20%) Serverless
9 1 (0.60%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.60%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.60%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.99%) Firewall
1 10 (5.99%) SAN
2 8 (4.79%) DNS
2 8 (4.79%) TCP/IP
2 8 (4.79%) VPN
3 7 (4.19%) DHCP
3 7 (4.19%) VLAN
4 6 (3.59%) iSCSI
4 6 (3.59%) MPLS
5 4 (2.40%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (2.40%) NetScaler
5 4 (2.40%) Skype
6 3 (1.80%) Internet
7 2 (1.20%) BGP
7 2 (1.20%) HTTP
7 2 (1.20%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.20%) SMTP
8 1 (0.60%) FTP
8 1 (0.60%) PBX
8 1 (0.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 66 (39.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 56 (33.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 53 (31.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 50 (29.94%) SQL Server 2016
6 39 (23.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 37 (22.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 26 (15.57%) SQL Server 2014
9 25 (14.97%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (13.77%) Power BI
11 11 (6.59%) DTS
12 8 (4.79%) FileMaker
12 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (4.19%) Relational Database
13 7 (4.19%) SQL Server 2019
14 6 (3.59%) Big Data
15 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2017
16 4 (2.40%) Data Lake
17 3 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
17 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (17.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (14.97%) Visual Studio
3 15 (8.98%) TeamCity
4 14 (8.38%) Git (software)
5 11 (6.59%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (2.40%) ReSharper
6 4 (2.40%) Subversion
6 4 (2.40%) YouTrack
7 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.60%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (20.36%) Social Skills
2 28 (16.77%) Finance
3 19 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.39%) Law
5 6 (3.59%) Public Sector
5 6 (3.59%) Retail
6 4 (2.40%) Back Office
6 4 (2.40%) Games
7 2 (1.20%) Automotive
7 2 (1.20%) Front Office
7 2 (1.20%) Legal
7 2 (1.20%) Local Government
7 2 (1.20%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (1.20%) Publishing
8 1 (0.60%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.60%) Police
Job Titles
1 95 (56.89%) Developer
2 26 (15.57%) Analyst
3 24 (14.37%) .NET Developer
4 21 (12.57%) DBA
5 19 (11.38%) Administrator
6 17 (10.18%) CRM Developer
7 16 (9.58%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 16 (9.58%) SQL DBA
8 15 (8.98%) C# Developer
9 13 (7.78%) Microsoft Developer
9 13 (7.78%) Senior Developer
9 13 (7.78%) SQL Developer
10 12 (7.19%) Software Developer
11 11 (6.59%) Consultant
11 11 (6.59%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (5.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 10 (5.99%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (5.99%) ServiceNow Consultant
12 10 (5.99%) ServiceNow Developer
13 9 (5.39%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (56.29%) .NET
2 35 (20.96%) ASP.NET
3 26 (15.57%) XML
4 24 (14.37%) Web Services
5 23 (13.77%) .NET Framework
6 21 (12.57%) WinForms
7 17 (10.18%) HTML
8 16 (9.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (9.58%) jQuery
8 16 (9.58%) SOAP
9 15 (8.98%) REST
10 14 (8.38%) JSON
10 14 (8.38%) XSLT
11 13 (7.78%) WCF
12 12 (7.19%) CSS
13 11 (6.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 10 (5.99%) Ajax
14 10 (5.99%) HTML5
15 9 (5.39%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 9 (5.39%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (18.56%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (5.99%) Replication
3 9 (5.39%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.79%) Clustering
4 8 (4.79%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.99%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.80%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.80%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.80%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.80%) Reinsurance
7 3 (1.80%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.20%) FMCG
9 1 (0.60%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 62 (37.13%) Windows
2 29 (17.37%) Windows Server
3 21 (12.57%) Linux
4 18 (10.78%) Windows 10
5 15 (8.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (8.98%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (6.59%) AIX
6 11 (6.59%) CentOS
7 8 (4.79%) Windows 7
8 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.55%) Business Intelligence
2 38 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (18.56%) ETL
4 30 (17.96%) MVC
5 28 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (16.17%) Software Engineering
7 21 (12.57%) OO
8 20 (11.98%) OOD
9 19 (11.38%) CRM
9 19 (11.38%) DevOps
9 19 (11.38%) Performance Tuning
9 19 (11.38%) Workflow
10 17 (10.18%) Change Control
11 15 (8.98%) SOA
12 13 (7.78%) Proactive Monitoring
13 12 (7.19%) Change Management
13 12 (7.19%) Data Management
13 12 (7.19%) Project Management
13 12 (7.19%) Scrum
14 11 (6.59%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 113 (67.66%) SQL
2 85 (50.90%) C#
3 55 (32.93%) T-SQL
4 30 (17.96%) JavaScript
5 28 (16.77%) VB
5 28 (16.77%) VB.NET
6 14 (8.38%) PowerShell
7 12 (7.19%) Python
8 9 (5.39%) X++
9 7 (4.19%) TypeScript
10 6 (3.59%) VB6
11 4 (2.40%) ANSI SQL
11 4 (2.40%) C
11 4 (2.40%) VBScript
12 3 (1.80%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.20%) XPath
14 1 (0.60%) Java
14 1 (0.60%) PHP
14 1 (0.60%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (5.99%) Degree
3 6 (3.59%) MCSE
3 6 (3.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (2.40%) CCA
4 4 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.40%) MCSA
4 4 (2.40%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.40%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.80%) CCNA
5 3 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.37%) QA
2 9 (5.39%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.20%) GDPR
5 2 (1.20%) SLA
6 1 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (9.58%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.39%) XenApp
4 5 (2.99%) Docker
4 5 (2.99%) vSphere
4 5 (2.99%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.80%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.20%) Firmware
6 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.60%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (6.59%) Puppet
2 9 (5.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.40%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.80%) SCCM
5 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 92 (55.09%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.38%) VMware
3 12 (7.19%) Oracle
4 11 (6.59%) Quadient
5 10 (5.99%) Cisco
5 10 (5.99%) ServiceNow
6 9 (5.39%) Citrix
7 8 (4.79%) NetApp
8 7 (4.19%) IBM
9 6 (3.59%) HP
10 5 (2.99%) SAP
10 5 (2.99%) Sophos
10 5 (2.99%) Veeam
11 4 (2.40%) Dell
11 4 (2.40%) DevExpress
11 4 (2.40%) EMC
12 3 (1.80%) Informatica
12 3 (1.80%) QAD
13 2 (1.20%) Lotus
13 2 (1.20%) Sitecore