Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 547 411 329
Rank change year-on-year -136 -82 -117
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 463 1,047 1,575
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.76% 0.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.64% 2.69% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 421 916 1,390
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,475
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% +4.65%

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 28,265 38,945 50,981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.61% 28.19% 30.73%
Number of salaries quoted 23,286 32,211 42,746
Median annual salary £54,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.81% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 -71 204 £55,000 - 6
North of England -29 95 £43,500 +16.00% 18
South East -62 74 £47,500 -5.00% 7
North West +1 56 £40,000 +6.67% 7
Midlands -25 40 £47,500 +5.56% 4
South West +64 34 £40,000 -23.81% 6
Yorkshire +12 29 £43,250 +10.90% 9
East Midlands +24 23 £40,000 - 2
East of England +26 16 £37,500 -13.79% 4
West Midlands -5 16 £47,500 +5.56% 2
North East +8 11 £47,500 +87.14% 2
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 463 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 324 (69.98%) SQL
3 255 (55.08%) Microsoft
4 213 (46.00%) .NET
5 208 (44.92%) C#
6 163 (35.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 149 (32.18%) Windows
8 127 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
8 127 (27.43%) Azure
9 115 (24.84%) ASP.NET
10 113 (24.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 107 (23.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 107 (23.11%) T-SQL
12 104 (22.46%) .NET Framework
13 102 (22.03%) MVC
13 102 (22.03%) SQL Server 2016
14 93 (20.09%) JavaScript
15 89 (19.22%) XML
16 88 (19.01%) CSS
17 87 (18.79%) HTML
18 86 (18.57%) Finance
19 85 (18.36%) Web Services
20 84 (18.14%) Windows Server
21 78 (16.85%) SQL Server 2014
22 71 (15.33%) IIS
23 70 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
24 69 (14.90%) AngularJS
25 67 (14.47%) Performance Tuning
25 67 (14.47%) VMware
26 66 (14.25%) Visual Studio

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 71 (15.33%) IIS
2 45 (9.72%) SharePoint
3 35 (7.56%) MS Exchange
4 29 (6.26%) Drupal
5 21 (4.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (4.54%) Tomcat
6 19 (4.10%) CMS
7 17 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (2.38%) EPiServer
8 11 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
8 11 (2.38%) Umbraco
9 7 (1.51%) JBoss
10 6 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.86%) Apache
12 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.43%) Confluence
13 2 (0.43%) nginx
13 2 (0.43%) SAS
13 2 (0.43%) Skype for Business
14 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 27 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (4.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (3.89%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.30%) NetSuite
4 5 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.43%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.43%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 127 (27.43%) Azure
2 55 (11.88%) AWS
3 44 (9.50%) Office 365
4 40 (8.64%) Power Platform
5 27 (5.83%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.73%) IaaS
8 8 (1.73%) SaaS
9 7 (1.51%) OpenShift
10 5 (1.08%) PaaS
11 4 (0.86%) GCP
11 4 (0.86%) GitHub
12 3 (0.65%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.43%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.43%) npm
14 1 (0.22%) Amazon Glacier
14 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
14 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.48%) TCP/IP
2 28 (6.05%) Firewall
3 26 (5.62%) SAN
4 20 (4.32%) WAN
5 18 (3.89%) DNS
5 18 (3.89%) LAN
6 16 (3.46%) DHCP
7 11 (2.38%) VoIP
8 10 (2.16%) VPN
9 8 (1.73%) Extranet
10 7 (1.51%) NAS
11 6 (1.30%) WebEx
12 4 (0.86%) iSCSI
13 3 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (0.65%) Internet
13 3 (0.65%) NetScaler
14 2 (0.43%) HTTP
14 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 463 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 163 (35.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 113 (24.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 107 (23.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 102 (22.03%) SQL Server 2016
6 78 (16.85%) SQL Server 2014
7 66 (14.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 52 (11.23%) MySQL
9 43 (9.29%) Relational Database
10 40 (8.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 38 (8.21%) SQL Server 2017
12 37 (7.99%) Power BI
13 36 (7.78%) RDBMS
14 34 (7.34%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (4.54%) Oracle Database
16 18 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
17 15 (3.24%) SQL Server 2000
18 14 (3.02%) Crystal Reports
19 9 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 9 (1.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 66 (14.25%) Visual Studio
2 55 (11.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (5.62%) Git (software)
4 17 (3.67%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (2.38%) PowerBuilder
6 10 (2.16%) NUnit
7 8 (1.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (1.73%) Subversion
8 7 (1.51%) JIRA
8 7 (1.51%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.86%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.43%) Fiddler
10 2 (0.43%) gulp
10 2 (0.43%) jspm
10 2 (0.43%) Moq
10 2 (0.43%) MSTest
11 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket Server
11 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.22%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
General
1 86 (18.57%) Finance
2 28 (6.05%) Retail
3 17 (3.67%) Back Office
4 14 (3.02%) Marketing
5 13 (2.81%) Banking
5 13 (2.81%) Law
6 11 (2.38%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.16%) Games
7 10 (2.16%) Legal
7 10 (2.16%) Publishing
8 9 (1.94%) Automotive
9 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.43%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.22%) French Language
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 246 (53.13%) Developer
2 104 (22.46%) .NET Developer
3 78 (16.85%) C# Developer
4 58 (12.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 52 (11.23%) DBA
6 42 (9.07%) SQL Developer
7 37 (7.99%) Software Developer
8 36 (7.78%) SQL DBA
9 34 (7.34%) Administrator
10 31 (6.70%) Support Engineer
11 30 (6.48%) Analyst
12 28 (6.05%) Applications Support
12 28 (6.05%) Senior Developer
13 21 (4.54%) Applications Engineer
13 21 (4.54%) Systems Engineer
14 20 (4.32%) Lead Developer
15 17 (3.67%) IT Support
16 15 (3.24%) Database Engineer
16 15 (3.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 15 (3.24%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (46.00%) .NET
2 115 (24.84%) ASP.NET
3 104 (22.46%) .NET Framework
4 89 (19.22%) XML
5 88 (19.01%) CSS
6 87 (18.79%) HTML
7 85 (18.36%) Web Services
8 69 (14.90%) AngularJS
9 66 (14.25%) jQuery
10 62 (13.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 49 (10.58%) Entity Framework
12 39 (8.42%) WCF
13 35 (7.56%) ASP.NET Web API
13 35 (7.56%) JSON
14 34 (7.34%) Ajax
15 29 (6.26%) WinForms
16 25 (5.40%) HTML5
17 24 (5.18%) XSLT
18 21 (4.54%) .NET Core
19 19 (4.10%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.54%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (3.89%) Clustering
4 17 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.46%) Replication
6 13 (2.81%) User Experience
7 12 (2.59%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.59%) Private Cloud
8 9 (1.94%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.73%) EPoS
9 8 (1.73%) iPad
9 8 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.86%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.65%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.65%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.65%) Reinsurance
11 3 (0.65%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.43%) FMCG
12 2 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 149 (32.18%) Windows
2 84 (18.14%) Windows Server
3 70 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (10.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (8.42%) Windows 7
6 36 (7.78%) Windows 10
7 31 (6.70%) Linux
8 21 (4.54%) Unix
9 17 (3.67%) Windows Server 2016
10 14 (3.02%) Windows 8
11 11 (2.38%) Apple iOS
12 10 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (1.51%) Solaris
14 6 (1.30%) Android
15 4 (0.86%) HPUX
15 4 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.65%) CentOS
16 3 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (22.03%) MVC
3 67 (14.47%) Performance Tuning
4 65 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
5 62 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
6 56 (12.10%) OO
7 53 (11.45%) Scrum
8 49 (10.58%) DevOps
8 49 (10.58%) Migration
9 43 (9.29%) ITIL
10 42 (9.07%) CRM
10 42 (9.07%) OOD
10 42 (9.07%) TDD
11 37 (7.99%) Disaster Recovery
12 36 (7.78%) SDLC
13 34 (7.34%) Computer Science
13 34 (7.34%) Mentoring
14 32 (6.91%) Customer Requirements
15 30 (6.48%) ERP
15 30 (6.48%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 324 (69.98%) SQL
2 208 (44.92%) C#
3 107 (23.11%) T-SQL
4 93 (20.09%) JavaScript
5 54 (11.66%) PowerShell
6 36 (7.78%) Bash Shell
7 35 (7.56%) VB.NET
8 24 (5.18%) Perl
9 19 (4.10%) VBScript
10 18 (3.89%) Python
10 18 (3.89%) X++
11 17 (3.67%) Java
12 15 (3.24%) TypeScript
13 11 (2.38%) Shell Script
14 10 (2.16%) PL/SQL
14 10 (2.16%) Ruby
15 9 (1.94%) PHP
15 9 (1.94%) PHP 5
16 8 (1.73%) VBA
17 6 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (12.31%) Degree
2 45 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (4.54%) MCSE
4 17 (3.67%) MCSA
4 17 (3.67%) MCSD
5 16 (3.46%) SC Cleared
5 16 (3.46%) Security Cleared
6 15 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
9 9 (1.94%) CCNA
10 8 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.51%) MCP
12 4 (0.86%) CCNP
12 4 (0.86%) CCSP
12 4 (0.86%) CCVP
12 4 (0.86%) MCITP
12 4 (0.86%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.65%) CCA
13 3 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.24%) QA
2 13 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.73%) SLA
4 6 (1.30%) PMO
5 5 (1.08%) COBIT
6 3 (0.65%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.65%) GDPR
7 2 (0.43%) EMIR
7 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.43%) MiFID
7 2 (0.43%) NCSC
8 1 (0.22%) HL7
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 65 (14.04%) Active Directory
2 59 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (5.62%) XenApp
4 18 (3.89%) vSphere
5 17 (3.67%) Docker
6 14 (3.02%) Hyper-V
7 12 (2.59%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.30%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.65%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.22%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (3.67%) SCCM
2 13 (2.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.73%) SCOM
5 7 (1.51%) Ansible
5 7 (1.51%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.51%) Puppet
6 6 (1.30%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.30%) HP UCMDB
7 3 (0.65%) Nagios
7 3 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.43%) NetCrunch
8 2 (0.43%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.43%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.43%) WSUS
9 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 255 (55.08%) Microsoft
2 67 (14.47%) VMware
3 58 (12.53%) Oracle
4 27 (5.83%) Citrix
5 22 (4.75%) Cisco
6 18 (3.89%) Tableau
7 14 (3.02%) Veeam
8 13 (2.81%) Xamarin
9 12 (2.59%) HP
10 11 (2.38%) MuleSoft
10 11 (2.38%) Sitecore
11 9 (1.94%) Infragistics
12 8 (1.73%) Apple
12 8 (1.73%) EMC
12 8 (1.73%) Meraki
12 8 (1.73%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.73%) Sun
13 7 (1.51%) McAfee
14 6 (1.30%) JD Edwards
14 6 (1.30%) RedGate