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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 134 78
Rank change year-on-year -80 -56  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1260 2442 3538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.57% 2.49% 3.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.15% 8.08% 11.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1097 2114 3174
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 24462 30231 31353
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 30.50% 30.88% 31.27%
Number of salaries quoted 21017 26056 26826
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -128 404 £55,000 +4.76% 35
South East -34 262 £50,000 +11.11% 27
North West -62 143 £40,000 - 26
East of England -31 121 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Yorkshire -19 117 £40,000 +8.10% 15
West Midlands +9 87 £40,000 - 14
East Midlands -13 65 £42,500 +2.40% 11
South West -51 49 £40,000 +3.22% 11
North East -10 11 £30,000 -25.00% 5
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 2731 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1847 (67.63%) SQL
3 1470 (53.83%) Microsoft
4 1244 (45.55%) .NET
5 1147 (42.00%) C#
6 971 (35.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 954 (34.93%) T-SQL
8 889 (32.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 850 (31.12%) Windows
10 837 (30.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 744 (27.24%) ASP.NET
12 652 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
13 614 (22.48%) Finance
14 613 (22.45%) MS Excel
15 610 (22.34%) JavaScript
16 592 (21.68%) MVC
17 584 (21.38%) HTML
18 569 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
19 563 (20.62%) SQL Server 2005
20 529 (19.37%) CSS
21 505 (18.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 492 (18.02%) Windows Server
23 424 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
24 406 (14.87%) Data Warehouse
25 401 (14.68%) .NET Framework
26 400 (14.65%) Visual Studio
27 379 (13.88%) SQL Server 2014
28 366 (13.40%) Windows Server 2012
29 363 (13.29%) jQuery
30 355 (13.00%) 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
1 343 (12.56%) SharePoint
2 311 (11.39%) IIS
3 255 (9.34%) MS Exchange
4 189 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 93 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 89 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 81 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 78 (2.86%) CMS
9 61 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2007
10 54 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
11 40 (1.46%) Skype for Business
12 33 (1.21%) Umbraco
13 26 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
13 26 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
14 24 (0.88%) SAS
15 20 (0.73%) EPiServer
15 20 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
15 20 (0.73%) WebSphere
16 17 (0.62%) Apache
17 16 (0.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 613 (22.45%) MS Excel
2 145 (5.31%) MS Office
3 22 (0.81%) InfoPath
4 13 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.15%) GIMP
7 2 (0.073%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.073%) MS Project
8 1 (0.037%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 79 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 13 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
4 13 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.40%) SAP Business One
6 8 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.15%) Infor CRM
8 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.15%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.11%) nopCommerce
9 3 (0.11%) Sage 50
10 2 (0.073%) FastStats
10 2 (0.073%) HFM
10 2 (0.073%) Pegasus Opera
10 2 (0.073%) Tesseract
10 2 (0.073%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.037%) Exchequer
11 1 (0.037%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 291 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (4.36%) Office 365
3 82 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
4 56 (2.05%) SaaS
5 41 (1.50%) PaaS
6 34 (1.24%) IaaS
7 13 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
8 12 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.44%) GitHub
9 11 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.26%) Yammer
13 6 (0.22%) iTunes
14 4 (0.15%) G Suite
15 3 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.11%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 2 (0.073%) Amazon SQS
16 2 (0.073%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 185 (6.77%) SAN
2 143 (5.24%) DNS
3 141 (5.16%) Firewall
4 112 (4.10%) TCP/IP
5 109 (3.99%) DHCP
6 84 (3.08%) Intranet
7 66 (2.42%) VPN
8 65 (2.38%) LAN
9 64 (2.34%) WAN
10 57 (2.09%) Internet
11 55 (2.01%) NAS
11 55 (2.01%) VoIP
12 35 (1.28%) Wireless
13 30 (1.10%) iSCSI
14 28 (1.03%) SMTP
15 26 (0.95%) Skype
16 21 (0.77%) VLAN
17 16 (0.59%) IP Telephony
17 16 (0.59%) Network Security
18 15 (0.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2731 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 971 (35.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 889 (32.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 837 (30.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 563 (20.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 505 (18.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 406 (14.87%) Data Warehouse
8 379 (13.88%) SQL Server 2014
9 213 (7.80%) Relational Database
10 140 (5.13%) Power BI
11 126 (4.61%) SQL Server 2016
12 122 (4.47%) MySQL
13 95 (3.48%) SQL Server 2000
14 91 (3.33%) QlikView
15 89 (3.26%) RDBMS
16 88 (3.22%) NoSQL
17 86 (3.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 86 (3.15%) OLAP
18 84 (3.08%) Crystal Reports
19 82 (3.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 400 (14.65%) Visual Studio
2 289 (10.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 135 (4.94%) Git (software)
4 79 (2.89%) NUnit
5 76 (2.78%) Subversion
6 63 (2.31%) JIRA
7 40 (1.46%) TeamCity
8 36 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 29 (1.06%) MSTest
10 26 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
11 25 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
12 14 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
13 12 (0.44%) MSBuild
14 11 (0.40%) Moq
15 10 (0.37%) Dreamweaver
16 8 (0.29%) Mercurial
16 8 (0.29%) WinDbg
17 7 (0.26%) Bitbucket
17 7 (0.26%) SoapUI
18 6 (0.22%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 614 (22.48%) Finance
2 195 (7.14%) Banking
3 112 (4.10%) Legal
4 87 (3.19%) Marketing
5 83 (3.04%) Retail
6 58 (2.12%) Telecoms
7 46 (1.68%) Advertising
8 43 (1.57%) Law
9 35 (1.28%) Back Office
10 33 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 28 (1.03%) Investment Banking
12 23 (0.84%) Games
13 21 (0.77%) Publishing
14 20 (0.73%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.51%) Multimedia
15 14 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.48%) Electronics
17 5 (0.18%) Automotive
18 4 (0.15%) Front Office
19 3 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1412 (51.70%) Developer
2 580 (21.24%) .NET Developer
3 455 (16.66%) DBA
4 449 (16.44%) SQL Developer
5 439 (16.07%) C# Developer
6 419 (15.34%) SQL DBA
7 300 (10.98%) C# .NET Developer
8 281 (10.29%) Analyst
9 252 (9.23%) Senior Developer
10 231 (8.46%) Administrator
11 218 (7.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 180 (6.59%) ASP.NET Developer
13 171 (6.26%) SSIS Developer
14 156 (5.71%) SQL Server Developer
15 150 (5.49%) SQL Server DBA
16 124 (4.54%) Software Developer
16 124 (4.54%) SQL BI Developer
17 122 (4.47%) Support Analyst
18 118 (4.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 113 (4.14%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1244 (45.55%) .NET
2 744 (27.24%) ASP.NET
3 584 (21.38%) HTML
4 529 (19.37%) CSS
5 401 (14.68%) .NET Framework
6 363 (13.29%) jQuery
7 346 (12.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 329 (12.05%) XML
9 303 (11.09%) Web Services
10 260 (9.52%) WCF
11 255 (9.34%) Ajax
12 218 (7.98%) ASP.NET Web API
13 192 (7.03%) HTML5
14 172 (6.30%) Entity Framework
15 171 (6.26%) AngularJS
16 131 (4.80%) WPF
17 119 (4.36%) LINQ
18 102 (3.73%) JSON
19 97 (3.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 95 (3.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 264 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
2 220 (8.06%) Clustering
3 158 (5.79%) Replication
4 140 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 68 (2.49%) iPad
6 64 (2.34%) Data Centre
7 61 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 57 (2.09%) Mobile App
9 34 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 30 (1.10%) Driving Licence
11 29 (1.06%) User Experience
12 20 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
13 19 (0.70%) Fintech
14 18 (0.66%) Derivative
14 18 (0.66%) Private Cloud
15 17 (0.62%) N-Tier
16 15 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
17 14 (0.51%) Fat Client
17 14 (0.51%) Thin Client
18 13 (0.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 850 (31.12%) Windows
2 492 (18.02%) Windows Server
3 424 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 366 (13.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 124 (4.54%) Linux
5 124 (4.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 102 (3.73%) Windows 7
7 65 (2.38%) Unix
8 48 (1.76%) Windows 8
9 40 (1.46%) Windows XP
10 34 (1.24%) Android
11 32 (1.17%) Apple iOS
12 31 (1.14%) Windows 10
13 23 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
15 13 (0.48%) Windows Phone
16 9 (0.33%) CentOS
16 9 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
17 8 (0.29%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 652 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
2 592 (21.68%) MVC
3 569 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
4 325 (11.90%) Performance Tuning
5 298 (10.91%) ETL
6 232 (8.50%) High Availability
6 232 (8.50%) ITIL
6 232 (8.50%) TDD
7 219 (8.02%) Scrum
8 207 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 195 (7.14%) Web Development
10 169 (6.19%) Migration
11 166 (6.08%) Mentoring
12 164 (6.01%) SDLC
13 137 (5.02%) Data Modelling
14 135 (4.94%) CRM
15 131 (4.80%) Unit Testing
16 119 (4.36%) OO
17 117 (4.28%) Analytics
18 110 (4.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1847 (67.63%) SQL
2 1147 (42.00%) C#
3 954 (34.93%) T-SQL
4 610 (22.34%) JavaScript
5 228 (8.35%) VB.NET
6 206 (7.54%) PowerShell
7 80 (2.93%) Java
8 51 (1.87%) VBScript
9 47 (1.72%) VBA
10 45 (1.65%) VB
11 41 (1.50%) PL/SQL
12 32 (1.17%) PHP
13 30 (1.10%) C++
13 30 (1.10%) Python
14 23 (0.84%) Shell Script
15 22 (0.81%) C
16 18 (0.66%) R
17 17 (0.62%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
18 13 (0.48%) TypeScript
19 11 (0.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 306 (11.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 250 (9.15%) Degree
3 107 (3.92%) MCSE
4 88 (3.22%) MCSA
5 65 (2.38%) MCP
6 64 (2.34%) Security Cleared
7 55 (2.01%) SC Cleared
8 48 (1.76%) MCITP
9 38 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (1.35%) MCTS
11 28 (1.03%) CCNA
12 23 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (0.40%) MCSD
15 10 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (0.33%) CCNP
16 9 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (0.33%) HND
17 8 (0.29%) CCAA
17 8 (0.29%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (4.72%) QA
2 118 (4.32%) SLA
3 37 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 25 (0.92%) Data Quality
5 22 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 22 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.44%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.15%) PMO
8 3 (0.11%) IFRS
8 3 (0.11%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.073%) GDPR
9 2 (0.073%) WAI
9 2 (0.073%) WCAG
10 1 (0.037%) CDISC
10 1 (0.037%) COBIT
10 1 (0.037%) HL7
10 1 (0.037%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.037%) SDET
10 1 (0.037%) Solvency II
System Software
1 355 (13.00%) Active Directory
2 154 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (4.72%) Hyper-V
4 83 (3.04%) vSphere
5 72 (2.64%) XenApp
6 35 (1.28%) XenDesktop
7 31 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (0.92%) VMware ESX
9 22 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (0.59%) Docker
11 12 (0.44%) XenServer
12 10 (0.37%) ISA Server
13 9 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.29%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.22%) Firmware
15 6 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
17 2 (0.073%) vCloud
17 2 (0.073%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 86 (3.15%) SCCM
2 38 (1.39%) SCOM
3 30 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
4 25 (0.92%) Puppet
5 23 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
6 21 (0.77%) Control-M
7 20 (0.73%) WSUS
8 17 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (0.55%) Perfmon
9 15 (0.55%) SCSM
10 14 (0.51%) Nagios
11 10 (0.37%) Backup Exec
12 9 (0.33%) DameWare
13 8 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 6 (0.22%) Oozie
14 6 (0.22%) vMotion
15 5 (0.18%) Opsview
15 5 (0.18%) SCDPM
15 5 (0.18%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 1470 (53.83%) Microsoft
2 242 (8.86%) VMware
3 174 (6.37%) Oracle
4 135 (4.94%) Citrix
5 116 (4.25%) Tableau
6 104 (3.81%) Cisco
7 92 (3.37%) HP
8 72 (2.64%) SAP
9 59 (2.16%) IBM
10 55 (2.01%) NetApp
11 45 (1.65%) Cognos
12 37 (1.35%) Informatica
13 36 (1.32%) Xamarin
14 33 (1.21%) Sitecore
15 27 (0.99%) Dell
15 27 (0.99%) SonicWALL
16 26 (0.95%) Telerik
17 25 (0.92%) PayPal
18 23 (0.84%) Teradata
19 22 (0.81%) EMC
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £31000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Peninsula
Salary: £22k - 26k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum To £45k basic
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + 10%bonus + pension + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Douglas-Scott
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Good Package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 50k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Isle of Man
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Negotiable + Excellent Benefits, Med
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Coded People
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Home Working
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Next
Salary: Completive salary and benefits package including relocation package
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Extensive + Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 60k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday