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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 171 95
Rank change year-on-year -50 -76  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1320 1904 3190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.58% 2.06% 3.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.16% 6.88% 9.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1166 1692 2792
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.19% +5.00%  

SQL Server 2008 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 25573 27690 33531
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 30.61% 29.97% 32.66%
Number of salaries quoted 21722 23972 28615
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -80 448 £57,500 +9.52% 43
South East +16 284 £45,000 - 36
North West -56 134 £40,000 - 21
East of England -32 125 £47,500 +11.76% 6
West Midlands +4 109 £40,000 +6.66% 12
Yorkshire -56 102 £41,500 +3.75% 24
East Midlands +7 64 £42,500 - 1
South West -37 47 £35,000 -6.66% 14
North East 0 6 £36,250 +3.57% 1
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 2581 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1780 (68.97%) SQL
3 1410 (54.63%) Microsoft
4 1233 (47.77%) .NET
5 1123 (43.51%) C#
6 923 (35.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 861 (33.36%) Windows
8 802 (31.07%) T-SQL
9 801 (31.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 783 (30.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 713 (27.62%) ASP.NET
12 663 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
13 596 (23.09%) JavaScript
14 594 (23.01%) Finance
15 572 (22.16%) MVC
15 572 (22.16%) HTML
16 554 (21.46%) Business Intelligence
17 530 (20.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 508 (19.68%) SQL Server 2005
19 503 (19.49%) CSS
20 502 (19.45%) Windows Server
21 446 (17.28%) Windows Server 2008
22 384 (14.88%) ASP.NET MVC
23 377 (14.61%) Windows Server 2012
24 376 (14.57%) Data Warehouse
25 372 (14.41%) jQuery
25 372 (14.41%) SQL Server 2014
26 371 (14.37%) Visual Studio
27 370 (14.34%) .NET Framework
28 367 (14.22%) Active Directory

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
1 289 (11.20%) MS Exchange
2 269 (10.42%) IIS
3 224 (8.68%) SharePoint
4 182 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 105 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 92 (3.56%) CMS
7 73 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
8 72 (2.79%) BizTalk Server
9 54 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
10 49 (1.90%) Umbraco
11 40 (1.55%) EPiServer
12 36 (1.39%) Apache
12 36 (1.39%) Skype for Business
13 28 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
14 25 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
15 22 (0.85%) SAS
16 21 (0.81%) Tomcat
17 20 (0.77%) Drupal
18 19 (0.74%) WebSphere
19 17 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 130 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 129 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.31%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.15%) SPSS
7 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.077%) GIMP
9 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 78 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 32 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 16 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
7 6 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
7 6 (0.23%) SAP Business One
8 5 (0.19%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.15%) FastStats
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.12%) nopCommerce
10 3 (0.12%) Sage 50
11 2 (0.077%) Markit EDM
11 2 (0.077%) Northgate Housing
11 2 (0.077%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.077%) thinkFolio
12 1 (0.039%) ION MarketView
12 1 (0.039%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 306 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (3.56%) Office 365
3 64 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (1.70%) SaaS
5 36 (1.39%) PaaS
6 24 (0.93%) IaaS
7 14 (0.54%) GitHub
8 12 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
10 9 (0.35%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.27%) Bluemix
11 7 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (0.23%) Azure Machine Learning
12 6 (0.23%) iTunes
13 5 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
14 4 (0.15%) Azure Data Factory
14 4 (0.15%) Basecamp
15 3 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 222 (8.60%) SAN
2 165 (6.39%) Firewall
3 150 (5.81%) DNS
4 132 (5.11%) DHCP
5 127 (4.92%) TCP/IP
6 91 (3.53%) WAN
7 80 (3.10%) LAN
8 75 (2.91%) VPN
9 73 (2.83%) Internet
10 56 (2.17%) Intranet
10 56 (2.17%) VoIP
11 47 (1.82%) NAS
12 41 (1.59%) SMTP
13 34 (1.32%) VLAN
14 30 (1.16%) iSCSI
15 27 (1.05%) HTTP
15 27 (1.05%) Skype
16 26 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
17 24 (0.93%) MPLS
18 22 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2581 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 923 (35.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 801 (31.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 783 (30.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 530 (20.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 508 (19.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 376 (14.57%) Data Warehouse
8 372 (14.41%) SQL Server 2014
9 165 (6.39%) SQL Server 2016
10 154 (5.97%) Relational Database
11 151 (5.85%) Power BI
12 147 (5.70%) MySQL
13 108 (4.18%) NoSQL
14 85 (3.29%) MongoDB
15 81 (3.14%) OLAP
16 78 (3.02%) RDBMS
17 76 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 75 (2.91%) QlikView
19 74 (2.87%) Crystal Reports
19 74 (2.87%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 371 (14.37%) Visual Studio
2 254 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 125 (4.84%) Git (software)
4 87 (3.37%) NUnit
5 52 (2.01%) TeamCity
6 44 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
7 34 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 34 (1.32%) Subversion
8 33 (1.28%) JIRA
9 30 (1.16%) MSTest
10 16 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
11 10 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
11 10 (0.39%) Moq
11 10 (0.39%) WinDbg
12 9 (0.35%) Mercurial
12 9 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 8 (0.31%) Bugzilla
13 8 (0.31%) Trac
13 8 (0.31%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 7 (0.27%) Bitbucket
General
1 594 (23.01%) Finance
2 214 (8.29%) Banking
3 118 (4.57%) Legal
4 111 (4.30%) Retail
5 108 (4.18%) Marketing
6 72 (2.79%) Manufacturing
7 66 (2.56%) Telecoms
8 54 (2.09%) Electronics
8 54 (2.09%) Investment Banking
9 45 (1.74%) Back Office
9 45 (1.74%) Law
10 33 (1.28%) Advertising
11 32 (1.24%) Front Office
12 26 (1.01%) Publishing
13 24 (0.93%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.35%) Billing
16 8 (0.31%) Games
17 6 (0.23%) Automotive
18 5 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1401 (54.28%) Developer
2 564 (21.85%) .NET Developer
3 461 (17.86%) SQL Developer
4 427 (16.54%) C# Developer
5 378 (14.65%) DBA
6 352 (13.64%) SQL DBA
7 287 (11.12%) C# .NET Developer
8 244 (9.45%) Analyst
9 230 (8.91%) Senior Developer
10 226 (8.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 207 (8.02%) Administrator
12 176 (6.82%) SQL Server Developer
13 175 (6.78%) ASP.NET Developer
14 158 (6.12%) SSIS Developer
15 138 (5.35%) SQL Server DBA
16 136 (5.27%) Software Developer
17 127 (4.92%) SQL BI Developer
18 120 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 116 (4.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
20 115 (4.46%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1233 (47.77%) .NET
2 713 (27.62%) ASP.NET
3 572 (22.16%) HTML
4 503 (19.49%) CSS
5 384 (14.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 372 (14.41%) jQuery
7 370 (14.34%) .NET Framework
8 320 (12.40%) XML
9 314 (12.17%) Web Services
10 251 (9.72%) WCF
11 247 (9.57%) Ajax
12 215 (8.33%) AngularJS
13 203 (7.87%) ASP.NET Web API
14 178 (6.90%) HTML5
15 172 (6.66%) Entity Framework
16 144 (5.58%) WPF
17 138 (5.35%) LINQ
18 125 (4.84%) SOAP
19 116 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 101 (3.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 207 (8.02%) Clustering
2 203 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 152 (5.89%) Replication
4 107 (4.15%) Computer Science
5 86 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
6 66 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 60 (2.32%) Data Centre
8 36 (1.39%) Mobile App
9 34 (1.32%) User Experience
10 32 (1.24%) iPad
11 26 (1.01%) Driving Licence
12 25 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
13 21 (0.81%) Fixed Income
14 20 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (0.77%) Fintech
15 18 (0.70%) FMCG
16 17 (0.66%) N-Tier
16 17 (0.66%) Virtual Team
17 13 (0.50%) HP Storage
18 12 (0.46%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 861 (33.36%) Windows
2 502 (19.45%) Windows Server
3 446 (17.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 377 (14.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 156 (6.04%) Linux
6 118 (4.57%) Windows 7
6 118 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 51 (1.98%) Windows 8
8 47 (1.82%) Unix
9 44 (1.70%) Windows 10
10 41 (1.59%) Windows XP
11 40 (1.55%) Android
11 40 (1.55%) Apple iOS
12 32 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
14 16 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (0.35%) CentOS
16 6 (0.23%) Windows Phone
17 5 (0.19%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 663 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
2 572 (22.16%) MVC
3 554 (21.46%) Business Intelligence
4 329 (12.75%) ETL
5 286 (11.08%) Performance Tuning
6 221 (8.56%) Mentoring
7 218 (8.45%) ITIL
8 216 (8.37%) TDD
9 213 (8.25%) Scrum
10 209 (8.10%) High Availability
11 207 (8.02%) Disaster Recovery
12 181 (7.01%) SDLC
13 172 (6.66%) Web Development
14 159 (6.16%) Migration
15 143 (5.54%) Unit Testing
16 130 (5.04%) CRM
17 110 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
18 108 (4.18%) Line Management
19 103 (3.99%) Data Modelling
19 103 (3.99%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1780 (68.97%) SQL
2 1123 (43.51%) C#
3 802 (31.07%) T-SQL
4 596 (23.09%) JavaScript
5 225 (8.72%) PowerShell
6 223 (8.64%) VB.NET
7 74 (2.87%) Java
8 57 (2.21%) VB
9 53 (2.05%) VBA
9 53 (2.05%) VBScript
10 47 (1.82%) PL/SQL
11 34 (1.32%) PHP
12 22 (0.85%) Python
13 21 (0.81%) C++
13 21 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 18 (0.70%) TypeScript
15 17 (0.66%) Shell Script
16 14 (0.54%) ActionScript
16 14 (0.54%) ActionScript 2.0
17 13 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 261 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 236 (9.14%) Degree
3 108 (4.18%) MCSE
4 85 (3.29%) MCSA
5 76 (2.94%) MCP
6 74 (2.87%) MCITP
7 53 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 53 (2.05%) Security Cleared
8 44 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (1.63%) SC Cleared
10 37 (1.43%) MCTS
11 33 (1.28%) CCNA
12 26 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
13 24 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 17 (0.66%) HND
15 14 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
16 13 (0.50%) GNVQ
17 12 (0.46%) CCAA
17 12 (0.46%) CCNP
17 12 (0.46%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (4.61%) QA
2 85 (3.29%) SLA
3 38 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 31 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 28 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 22 (0.85%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.54%) GDPR
8 13 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 8 (0.31%) ISO 14001
10 6 (0.23%) PMO
11 4 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.12%) IFRS
12 3 (0.12%) IFRS 9
12 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.039%) HL7
13 1 (0.039%) MiFID
System Software
1 367 (14.22%) Active Directory
2 181 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 95 (3.68%) vSphere
5 76 (2.94%) XenApp
6 52 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (1.01%) XenDesktop
8 24 (0.93%) XenServer
9 19 (0.74%) Docker
9 19 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
11 14 (0.54%) KVM
12 13 (0.50%) Terminal Services
13 10 (0.39%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.12%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.077%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.077%) UAG
16 2 (0.077%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 91 (3.53%) SCCM
2 56 (2.17%) SCOM
3 29 (1.12%) WSUS
4 28 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
5 26 (1.01%) Perfmon
6 23 (0.89%) SCSM
7 22 (0.85%) Control-M
8 20 (0.77%) DameWare
9 19 (0.74%) Backup Exec
10 17 (0.66%) NetBackup
10 17 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 15 (0.58%) vCenter Server
12 14 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
13 13 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
14 12 (0.46%) ZABBIX
15 11 (0.43%) Oozie
15 11 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 9 (0.35%) Opsview
17 8 (0.31%) Nagios
17 8 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1410 (54.63%) Microsoft
2 287 (11.12%) VMware
3 199 (7.71%) Oracle
4 137 (5.31%) Cisco
5 130 (5.04%) Citrix
6 114 (4.42%) HP
7 111 (4.30%) SAP
8 75 (2.91%) Tableau
9 74 (2.87%) NetApp
10 66 (2.56%) IBM
11 48 (1.86%) Cognos
12 44 (1.70%) Xamarin
13 40 (1.55%) Symantec
14 35 (1.36%) SonicWALL
14 35 (1.36%) Telerik
15 32 (1.24%) EMC
16 29 (1.12%) Sitecore
16 29 (1.12%) Veeam
17 27 (1.05%) iManage
17 27 (1.05%) Red Hat
Burnley, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Ossett, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bingley, West Yorkshire
Erin Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Life, Health and 25 days
Posted: 7 hours ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Source Technology
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cheshire
Source Technology
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ZenTech Talent
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Pioneer Search
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surbiton, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Radstock, Avon
Square One Resources
Salary: From £40,000 to £52,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Flexi Hours, Pension, Life Insurance
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + good beneifts
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Verelogic IT Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 50k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + beenfits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago