Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 836 556 527
Rank change year-on-year -280 -29 -186
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 153 123 660
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.28% 0.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.50% 0.97% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 136 115 551
10th Percentile £40,000 £31,900 £33,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
75th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £82,625 £63,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% -5.00% +3.09%

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 30,782 12,707 34,570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.96% 28.86% 27.25%
Number of salaries quoted 20,148 10,853 28,985
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,000 £31,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.36% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -249 62 £51,500 -6.36% 13
South East -136 36 £42,500 -22.73% 9
North of England -132 18 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Midlands -106 14 £44,000 +17.33% 6
South West -99 13 £42,500 +3.03%
Yorkshire -98 10 £47,500 +5.56% 1
North West -103 8 £48,750 +14.71% 3
West Midlands -109 8 £52,500 - 4
East Midlands -77 6 £43,250 +15.33% 2
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 153 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 121 (79.08%) SQL
3 94 (61.44%) Microsoft
4 74 (48.37%) C#
5 68 (44.44%) Azure
6 65 (42.48%) .NET
7 58 (37.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 53 (34.64%) JavaScript
9 51 (33.33%) T-SQL
10 49 (32.03%) Finance
11 45 (29.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 44 (28.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 44 (28.76%) Windows
13 43 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
14 42 (27.45%) Microsoft Office
15 40 (26.14%) Web Services
15 40 (26.14%) Business Intelligence
15 40 (26.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 37 (24.18%) SOAP
17 35 (22.88%) SQL Server 2005
18 34 (22.22%) XML
19 33 (21.57%) ASP.NET
19 33 (21.57%) Power Platform
20 32 (20.92%) Power BI
20 32 (20.92%) SQL Server 2016
20 32 (20.92%) VB
21 31 (20.26%) Degree
21 31 (20.26%) WCF
21 31 (20.26%) jQuery
21 31 (20.26%) AngularJS

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 22 (14.38%) Confluence
1 22 (14.38%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.23%) IIS
2 8 (5.23%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.92%) Apache
3 6 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (3.27%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.65%) CMS
6 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 42 (27.45%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (12.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.65%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.65%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.65%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 68 (44.44%) Azure
2 33 (21.57%) Power Platform
3 22 (14.38%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (9.15%) AWS
5 12 (7.84%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (6.54%) IaaS
6 10 (6.54%) SaaS
7 7 (4.58%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (3.27%) PaaS
9 3 (1.96%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 2 (1.31%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.31%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 2 (1.31%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.31%) Serverless
11 1 (0.65%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.65%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.88%) DNS
1 9 (5.88%) Firewall
1 9 (5.88%) SAN
1 9 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.92%) DHCP
3 5 (3.27%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (3.27%) iSCSI
3 5 (3.27%) MPLS
3 5 (3.27%) Skype
4 4 (2.61%) Internet
4 4 (2.61%) VoIP
4 4 (2.61%) VPN
5 2 (1.31%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.31%) WAN
5 2 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.65%) NAS
6 1 (0.65%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.65%) SSL
6 1 (0.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 58 (37.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 45 (29.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 44 (28.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (26.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 35 (22.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 32 (20.92%) Power BI
7 32 (20.92%) SQL Server 2016
8 24 (15.69%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (8.50%) Azure SQL Database
9 13 (8.50%) MS Access
9 13 (8.50%) Relational Database
10 10 (6.54%) SQL Server 2019
11 9 (5.88%) DTS
12 8 (5.23%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (5.23%) SQL Server 2017
13 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (3.92%) QlikView
13 6 (3.92%) RDBMS
14 5 (3.27%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 28 (18.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (15.03%) Visual Studio
3 22 (14.38%) JIRA
4 15 (9.80%) Git (software)
5 13 (8.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 12 (7.84%) Selenium
7 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.31%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.65%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 49 (32.03%) Finance
2 24 (15.69%) Social Skills
3 15 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (8.50%) Banking
5 11 (7.19%) Retail
6 9 (5.88%) Automotive
6 9 (5.88%) Publishing
7 5 (3.27%) Back Office
7 5 (3.27%) Games
7 5 (3.27%) Law
8 3 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.31%) Legal
9 2 (1.31%) Local Government
9 2 (1.31%) Marketing
10 1 (0.65%) Billing
10 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.65%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 76 (49.67%) Developer
2 33 (21.57%) .NET Developer
3 25 (16.34%) DBA
4 23 (15.03%) SQL DBA
5 18 (11.76%) Administrator
5 18 (11.76%) Analyst
6 16 (10.46%) SQL Developer
6 16 (10.46%) Tester
7 12 (7.84%) Consultant
7 12 (7.84%) Regression Tester
7 12 (7.84%) Selenium Tester
8 9 (5.88%) ServiceNow Consultant
8 9 (5.88%) ServiceNow Developer
9 8 (5.23%) SQL Server DBA
10 7 (4.58%) Senior DBA
11 6 (3.92%) Database Developer
11 6 (3.92%) Senior Developer
11 6 (3.92%) Senior SQL DBA
11 6 (3.92%) SQL Database Developer
11 6 (3.92%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (42.48%) .NET
2 40 (26.14%) Web Services
3 37 (24.18%) SOAP
4 34 (22.22%) XML
5 33 (21.57%) ASP.NET
6 31 (20.26%) AngularJS
6 31 (20.26%) jQuery
6 31 (20.26%) REST
6 31 (20.26%) WCF
7 23 (15.03%) LINQ
8 22 (14.38%) React
8 22 (14.38%) Vue.js
8 22 (14.38%) WinForms
9 21 (13.73%) .NET Framework
10 15 (9.80%) HTML
11 14 (9.15%) Entity Framework
12 10 (6.54%) JSON
13 9 (5.88%) XSLT
14 7 (4.58%) Ajax
15 6 (3.92%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.73%) Equities
2 11 (7.19%) Replication
3 9 (5.88%) FMCG
3 9 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (5.23%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.58%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.58%) Driving Licence
6 6 (3.92%) Clustering
6 6 (3.92%) Legacy Systems
7 3 (1.96%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.31%) Legacy Applications
9 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.65%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.65%) NHS
9 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (28.76%) Windows
2 22 (14.38%) Windows Server
3 12 (7.84%) Windows 10
4 10 (6.54%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.58%) Linux
6 7 (4.58%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.65%) Solaris
9 1 (0.65%) Unix
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (26.14%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (19.61%) ETL
3 30 (19.61%) Information Security
4 22 (14.38%) Full Stack Development
5 20 (13.07%) Regression Testing
6 19 (12.42%) ITIL
6 19 (12.42%) Migration
6 19 (12.42%) MVC
6 19 (12.42%) Web Application Development
7 17 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (10.46%) Black-Box Testing
8 16 (10.46%) White-Box Testing
9 15 (9.80%) Unit Testing
10 14 (9.15%) User Stories
11 13 (8.50%) Analytics
12 11 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (7.19%) SOA
13 10 (6.54%) Business Analysis
13 10 (6.54%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (79.08%) SQL
2 74 (48.37%) C#
3 53 (34.64%) JavaScript
4 51 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 32 (20.92%) VB
6 23 (15.03%) PowerShell
6 23 (15.03%) VB.NET
7 5 (3.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 5 (3.27%) VBScript
7 5 (3.27%) X++
8 4 (2.61%) Python
8 4 (2.61%) VB6
9 2 (1.31%) XPath
10 1 (0.65%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.65%) Java
10 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (20.26%) Degree
2 28 (18.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (8.50%) MCSA
3 13 (8.50%) MCSE
4 8 (5.23%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (5.23%) MCITP
5 6 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (3.27%) CCA
6 5 (3.27%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.31%) CCNA
7 2 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.31%) HNC
7 2 (1.31%) HND
8 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.65%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (16.34%) QA
2 10 (6.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (2.61%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.31%) NCSC
6 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.23%) vSphere
4 6 (3.92%) XenApp
5 5 (3.27%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.61%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.31%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.31%) Firmware
7 2 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (3.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (1.96%) Nagios
3 2 (1.31%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 94 (61.44%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.38%) Atlassian
3 12 (7.84%) VMware
4 10 (6.54%) ServiceNow
5 8 (5.23%) Databricks
5 8 (5.23%) SAP
6 7 (4.58%) Dell
6 7 (4.58%) IBM
6 7 (4.58%) Sitecore
7 6 (3.92%) Citrix
8 5 (3.27%) EMC
8 5 (3.27%) NetApp
8 5 (3.27%) Oracle
8 5 (3.27%) RedGate
8 5 (3.27%) Sophos
9 2 (1.31%) Cognos
10 1 (0.65%) Apple
10 1 (0.65%) HP
10 1 (0.65%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.65%) Sage