Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 530 344 278
Rank change year-on-year -186 -66 -93
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 608 1,434 2,133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.95% 1.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.81% 3.26% 4.19%
Number of salaries quoted 516 1,244 1,884
England median annual salary £49,250 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.50% +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £49,250 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.55% +7.78% -

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 33,514 44,002 50,951
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.83% 29.02% 30.16%
Number of salaries quoted 27,982 36,373 42,342
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,875 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £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 22 November 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 22 November 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 -170 226 £60,000 - 32
South East -78 128 £50,500 +12.22% 32
North of England -48 117 £40,000 - 24
Midlands +8 81 £43,750 +9.38% 16
North West -22 79 £40,000 - 14
South West -12 49 £45,000 - 11
West Midlands -7 42 £50,000 +17.65% 8
East Midlands +17 39 £40,000 - 8
Yorkshire -16 36 £40,000 - 9
East of England -28 7 £42,500 +1.19% 6
North East +20 2 £50,000 +37.93% 1
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 608 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 445 (73.19%) SQL
3 307 (50.49%) Microsoft
4 235 (38.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 233 (38.32%) .NET
6 220 (36.18%) C#
6 220 (36.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 215 (35.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 192 (31.58%) T-SQL
9 183 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
10 177 (29.11%) SQL Server 2016
11 156 (25.66%) Windows
12 137 (22.53%) ASP.NET
12 137 (22.53%) Azure
13 134 (22.04%) Business Intelligence
14 130 (21.38%) MVC
15 127 (20.89%) SQL Server 2014
16 123 (20.23%) Finance
17 121 (19.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 111 (18.26%) JavaScript
19 106 (17.43%) Performance Tuning
20 100 (16.45%) Windows Server
21 95 (15.63%) HTML
22 91 (14.97%) jQuery
22 91 (14.97%) Team Foundation Server
23 90 (14.80%) .NET Framework
24 89 (14.64%) Web Services
25 87 (14.31%) XML
26 85 (13.98%) ASP.NET MVC
27 84 (13.82%) SQL Server 2005

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 68 (11.18%) IIS
2 40 (6.58%) MS Exchange
3 38 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 31 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (2.96%) JBoss
6 18 (2.96%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (1.32%) Apache
8 8 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.99%) nginx
9 6 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.66%) Drupal
12 3 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.33%) Confluence
13 2 (0.33%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 47 (7.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.82%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.66%) FastStats
6 3 (0.49%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (0.49%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.49%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.33%) Raiser's Edge
7 2 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.16%) Infor CRM
8 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 137 (22.53%) Azure
2 74 (12.17%) AWS
3 46 (7.57%) Power Platform
4 19 (3.13%) SaaS
5 18 (2.96%) OpenShift
6 16 (2.63%) Office 365
7 15 (2.47%) GCP
8 14 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (1.97%) PaaS
10 7 (1.15%) IaaS
10 7 (1.15%) WhatsApp
11 4 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.16%) Azure Functions
13 1 (0.16%) Azure Stack
13 1 (0.16%) GitHub
13 1 (0.16%) Serverless
13 1 (0.16%) Slack
13 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 39 (6.41%) TCP/IP
2 38 (6.25%) DNS
3 37 (6.09%) SAN
4 34 (5.59%) DHCP
5 31 (5.10%) Firewall
6 13 (2.14%) VoIP
7 12 (1.97%) NAS
7 12 (1.97%) VPN
8 7 (1.15%) Internet
8 7 (1.15%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (0.82%) Network Security
9 5 (0.82%) WAN
10 4 (0.66%) LAN
11 3 (0.49%) WebEx
12 2 (0.33%) Broadband
12 2 (0.33%) SMTP
12 2 (0.33%) SNMP
12 2 (0.33%) SSH
12 2 (0.33%) VLAN
12 2 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 608 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 235 (38.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 220 (36.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 215 (35.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 177 (29.11%) SQL Server 2016
6 127 (20.89%) SQL Server 2014
7 121 (19.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 84 (13.82%) SQL Server 2005
9 79 (12.99%) Data Warehouse
10 57 (9.38%) Relational Database
11 54 (8.88%) SQL Server 2017
12 53 (8.72%) MySQL
13 46 (7.57%) Power BI
14 42 (6.91%) RDBMS
15 25 (4.11%) Big Data
16 24 (3.95%) QlikView
17 19 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 18 (2.96%) Oracle Database
19 15 (2.47%) BigQuery
20 13 (2.14%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 91 (14.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 54 (8.88%) Visual Studio
3 27 (4.44%) Visual Studio Team System
4 20 (3.29%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.97%) JIRA
5 12 (1.97%) NUnit
6 10 (1.64%) Subversion
7 8 (1.32%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.99%) Selenium
8 6 (0.99%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.66%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.66%) Moq
9 4 (0.66%) MSTest
9 4 (0.66%) PowerBuilder
10 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 2 (0.33%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.33%) LINQPad
11 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.33%) WinDbg
General
1 123 (20.23%) Finance
2 48 (7.89%) Retail
3 28 (4.61%) Banking
4 14 (2.30%) Automotive
5 12 (1.97%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.81%) Public Sector
7 9 (1.48%) Aerospace
7 9 (1.48%) Law
7 9 (1.48%) Marketing
8 8 (1.32%) Legal
9 7 (1.15%) Billing
9 7 (1.15%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.99%) Publishing
11 3 (0.49%) Military
11 3 (0.49%) Social Housing
12 2 (0.33%) Advertising
12 2 (0.33%) Front Office
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) Games
13 1 (0.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 297 (48.85%) Developer
2 123 (20.23%) DBA
3 107 (17.60%) SQL DBA
4 84 (13.82%) .NET Developer
5 82 (13.49%) C# Developer
6 80 (13.16%) SQL Developer
7 67 (11.02%) Administrator
8 57 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
9 46 (7.57%) Software Developer
10 44 (7.24%) Analyst
11 42 (6.91%) Senior Developer
12 41 (6.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 26 (4.28%) Lead Developer
14 24 (3.95%) Senior DBA
15 22 (3.62%) SQL Server DBA
16 20 (3.29%) Applications Engineer
17 19 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
17 19 (3.13%) Data Analyst
17 19 (3.13%) Dynamics AX Developer
17 19 (3.13%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (38.32%) .NET
2 137 (22.53%) ASP.NET
3 95 (15.63%) HTML
4 91 (14.97%) jQuery
5 90 (14.80%) .NET Framework
6 89 (14.64%) Web Services
7 87 (14.31%) XML
8 85 (13.98%) ASP.NET MVC
9 76 (12.50%) CSS
10 55 (9.05%) AngularJS
11 54 (8.88%) Ajax
12 51 (8.39%) WCF
13 48 (7.89%) Entity Framework
14 33 (5.43%) JSON
15 30 (4.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 29 (4.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 28 (4.61%) HTML5
18 27 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web API
18 27 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 22 (3.62%) React
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.92%) Enterprise Software
3 34 (5.59%) Clustering
4 30 (4.93%) Replication
5 29 (4.77%) Management Information System
6 23 (3.78%) Private Cloud
6 23 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (3.29%) User Experience
8 16 (2.63%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.32%) Derivative
10 7 (1.15%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.82%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.66%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.66%) OTC Derivatives
13 3 (0.49%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.49%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.49%) Reinsurance
14 2 (0.33%) Handset
14 2 (0.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 156 (25.66%) Windows
2 100 (16.45%) Windows Server
3 57 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (7.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (6.41%) Linux
6 25 (4.11%) Unix
6 25 (4.11%) Windows 10
7 20 (3.29%) Windows 7
8 16 (2.63%) Windows 8
9 15 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (1.64%) Android
10 10 (1.64%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.99%) CentOS
13 5 (0.82%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.66%) Fedora
15 1 (0.16%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (22.04%) Business Intelligence
3 130 (21.38%) MVC
4 106 (17.43%) Performance Tuning
5 72 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
6 71 (11.68%) DevOps
7 69 (11.35%) Scrum
8 67 (11.02%) Migration
9 63 (10.36%) ITIL
10 61 (10.03%) ETL
11 59 (9.70%) SDLC
12 54 (8.88%) Disaster Recovery
13 51 (8.39%) Computer Science
14 44 (7.24%) OO
15 43 (7.07%) Mentoring
16 39 (6.41%) OOD
17 37 (6.09%) High Availability
17 37 (6.09%) Visualisation
18 34 (5.59%) Software Engineering
19 33 (5.43%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 445 (73.19%) SQL
2 220 (36.18%) C#
3 192 (31.58%) T-SQL
4 111 (18.26%) JavaScript
5 54 (8.88%) PowerShell
6 37 (6.09%) Java
7 28 (4.61%) Python
8 26 (4.28%) VB.NET
9 22 (3.62%) VB
10 21 (3.45%) Perl
11 20 (3.29%) Bash Shell
11 20 (3.29%) Ruby
11 20 (3.29%) X++
12 17 (2.80%) PL/SQL
13 14 (2.30%) VBA
14 7 (1.15%) Delphi
15 6 (0.99%) PHP
15 6 (0.99%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.82%) C
17 4 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 81 (13.32%) Degree
2 48 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (3.78%) MCSE
5 21 (3.45%) MCSA
6 15 (2.47%) Security Cleared
7 11 (1.81%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.15%) CCNA
10 5 (0.82%) MCDBA
11 4 (0.66%) MCITP
11 4 (0.66%) MCSD
11 4 (0.66%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.49%) CCNP
12 3 (0.49%) MCP
13 2 (0.33%) CCSP
13 2 (0.33%) CCVP
13 2 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.33%) PMP
13 2 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.80%) QA
2 16 (2.63%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.64%) SLA
5 9 (1.48%) COBIT
6 6 (0.99%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.49%) PMO
8 2 (0.33%) EMIR
8 2 (0.33%) HL7
8 2 (0.33%) MiFID
8 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.16%) DICOM
9 1 (0.16%) GDPR
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 60 (9.87%) Active Directory
2 37 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.28%) Docker
4 21 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 20 (3.29%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.15%) XenApp
8 6 (0.99%) vSphere
9 4 (0.66%) Postfix
9 4 (0.66%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.49%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.16%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.16%) Firmware
11 1 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.16%) LXC
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (3.13%) Kubernetes
2 18 (2.96%) Ansible
2 18 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (2.96%) Puppet
3 16 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
4 11 (1.81%) Backup Exec
4 11 (1.81%) SCCM
5 8 (1.32%) SCOM
6 5 (0.82%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.66%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.66%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.49%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.49%) HP UCMDB
8 3 (0.49%) Nagios
8 3 (0.49%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 307 (50.49%) Microsoft
2 62 (10.20%) Oracle
3 52 (8.55%) Tableau
4 46 (7.57%) VMware
5 26 (4.28%) HP
6 20 (3.29%) Cisco
7 19 (3.13%) Sun
8 15 (2.47%) Google
9 13 (2.14%) Citrix
9 13 (2.14%) Xamarin
10 9 (1.48%) Cognos
10 9 (1.48%) IBM
10 9 (1.48%) SAP
10 9 (1.48%) WatchGuard
11 8 (1.32%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.32%) Talend
11 8 (1.32%) Teradata
12 7 (1.15%) Atlassian
12 7 (1.15%) NetApp
12 7 (1.15%) ServiceNow