Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 274 176 103
Rank change year-on-year -98 -73 -31
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2140 3556 5788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.26% 1.99% 2.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.18% 6.74% 8.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1895 3165 5059
England median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% +5.88%

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 51188 52794 64575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 30.19% 29.61% 31.59%
Number of salaries quoted 42561 45612 54872
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -112 743 £52,500 +5.00% 37
South East -24 490 £45,000 - 16
North of England -82 420 £42,500 +6.25% 23
Midlands -56 242 £40,000 - 12
Yorkshire -50 205 £45,000 +12.50% 14
North West -83 200 £40,000 - 8
West Midlands -16 196 £40,000 +6.67% 5
East of England -102 126 £47,500 +11.76% 10
South West -14 123 £41,500 +5.06% 9
East Midlands -61 46 £37,500 -11.76% 7
North East -2 15 £35,000 -12.50% 1
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2140 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1544 (72.15%) SQL
3 1162 (54.30%) Microsoft
4 981 (45.84%) .NET
5 917 (42.85%) C#
6 778 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 707 (33.04%) T-SQL
8 693 (32.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 686 (32.06%) Windows
10 681 (31.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 654 (30.56%) ASP.NET
12 644 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
13 594 (27.76%) MVC
14 531 (24.81%) JavaScript
15 486 (22.71%) Finance
16 481 (22.48%) HTML
17 411 (19.21%) ASP.NET MVC
18 409 (19.11%) Business Intelligence
19 388 (18.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 381 (17.80%) Windows Server
21 367 (17.15%) jQuery
22 344 (16.07%) .NET Framework
23 335 (15.65%) SQL Server 2005
24 331 (15.47%) CSS
25 322 (15.05%) Visual Studio
25 322 (15.05%) ETL
26 307 (14.35%) Performance Tuning
27 297 (13.88%) Microsoft Azure
28 292 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
29 284 (13.27%) 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
1 261 (12.20%) IIS
2 168 (7.85%) MS Exchange
3 167 (7.80%) SharePoint
4 93 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 77 (3.60%) BizTalk Server
6 63 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (1.82%) CMS
7 39 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 37 (1.73%) Apache
9 30 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 29 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 24 (1.12%) Tomcat
12 23 (1.07%) Skype for Business
13 16 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.65%) Drupal
15 13 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
16 12 (0.56%) SAS
16 12 (0.56%) Umbraco
16 12 (0.56%) WordPress
17 8 (0.37%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 75 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.33%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.19%) SPSS
6 2 (0.093%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 15 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.61%) Northgate Housing
5 12 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 7 (0.33%) assyst
8 5 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.19%) nopCommerce
10 3 (0.14%) Epicor Tropos
10 3 (0.14%) FastStats
10 3 (0.14%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.14%) RMDS
10 3 (0.14%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.14%) thinkFolio
11 1 (0.047%) Magento
11 1 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
11 1 (0.047%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.047%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 297 (13.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
3 97 (4.53%) Office 365
4 34 (1.59%) IaaS
5 30 (1.40%) SaaS
6 20 (0.93%) PaaS
7 16 (0.75%) Bluemix
7 16 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
8 15 (0.70%) GitHub
9 14 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
10 13 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (0.47%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
12 9 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.28%) Azure Machine Learning
14 5 (0.23%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
16 3 (0.14%) BlueKai
16 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
16 3 (0.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 134 (6.26%) SAN
2 133 (6.21%) Firewall
3 118 (5.51%) DNS
4 108 (5.05%) DHCP
5 93 (4.35%) TCP/IP
6 71 (3.32%) LAN
7 70 (3.27%) Internet
8 67 (3.13%) WAN
9 52 (2.43%) VLAN
9 52 (2.43%) VPN
10 40 (1.87%) Intranet
11 34 (1.59%) VoIP
12 26 (1.21%) MPLS
13 23 (1.07%) iSCSI
14 17 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (0.79%) NAS
15 16 (0.75%) Skype
16 15 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
17 14 (0.65%) HTTP
17 14 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2140 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 778 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 693 (32.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 681 (31.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 388 (18.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 335 (15.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 280 (13.08%) Data Warehouse
8 278 (12.99%) SQL Server 2014
9 216 (10.09%) SQL Server 2016
10 130 (6.07%) Relational Database
11 118 (5.51%) MySQL
12 110 (5.14%) MongoDB
13 95 (4.44%) NoSQL
14 89 (4.16%) Oracle Database
14 89 (4.16%) Power BI
15 79 (3.69%) OLAP
16 78 (3.64%) QlikView
17 56 (2.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 56 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
18 51 (2.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 322 (15.05%) Visual Studio
2 262 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 96 (4.49%) Git (software)
4 88 (4.11%) NUnit
5 71 (3.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 46 (2.15%) TeamCity
7 44 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
8 36 (1.68%) Subversion
9 35 (1.64%) JIRA
10 24 (1.12%) Jenkins
11 19 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 18 (0.84%) MSTest
13 16 (0.75%) JSUnit
14 11 (0.51%) MSBuild
15 10 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
16 8 (0.37%) Mercurial
17 7 (0.33%) MSI
17 7 (0.33%) Visual Studio Code
18 6 (0.28%) Moq
19 5 (0.23%) ERwin
General
1 486 (22.71%) Finance
2 113 (5.28%) Retail
3 106 (4.95%) Marketing
4 105 (4.91%) Banking
5 88 (4.11%) Manufacturing
6 72 (3.36%) Electronics
7 68 (3.18%) Telecoms
8 45 (2.10%) Front Office
9 43 (2.01%) Legal
10 35 (1.64%) Publishing
11 34 (1.59%) Back Office
12 31 (1.45%) Advertising
13 25 (1.17%) Financial Institution
13 25 (1.17%) Investment Banking
14 22 (1.03%) Automotive
15 18 (0.84%) Law
16 13 (0.61%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.47%) Games
18 6 (0.28%) Multimedia
19 3 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1127 (52.66%) Developer
2 470 (21.96%) .NET Developer
3 381 (17.80%) DBA
4 366 (17.10%) SQL Developer
5 358 (16.73%) C# Developer
6 347 (16.21%) SQL DBA
7 270 (12.62%) C# .NET Developer
8 252 (11.78%) Senior Developer
9 216 (10.09%) Analyst
10 192 (8.97%) Administrator
11 159 (7.43%) Software Developer
12 151 (7.06%) SQL Server DBA
13 150 (7.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 140 (6.54%) ASP.NET Developer
14 140 (6.54%) Senior .NET Developer
15 121 (5.65%) SSIS Developer
16 118 (5.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 111 (5.19%) SQL Server Developer
18 108 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 108 (5.05%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 981 (45.84%) .NET
2 654 (30.56%) ASP.NET
3 481 (22.48%) HTML
4 411 (19.21%) ASP.NET MVC
5 367 (17.15%) jQuery
6 344 (16.07%) .NET Framework
7 331 (15.47%) CSS
8 245 (11.45%) XML
9 242 (11.31%) AngularJS
10 241 (11.26%) WCF
11 239 (11.17%) Web Services
12 212 (9.91%) HTML5
13 210 (9.81%) Ajax
14 201 (9.39%) ASP.NET Web API
15 192 (8.97%) Entity Framework
16 140 (6.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 137 (6.40%) WPF
18 118 (5.51%) LINQ
19 113 (5.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 95 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 211 (9.86%) Clustering
2 162 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (5.89%) Computer Science
4 112 (5.23%) Replication
5 62 (2.90%) User Experience
6 56 (2.62%) Management Information System
7 49 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
8 45 (2.10%) Data Centre
9 28 (1.31%) FMCG
10 25 (1.17%) Client/Server
11 24 (1.12%) Fintech
12 22 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
13 19 (0.89%) Data Structures
13 19 (0.89%) Equities
14 18 (0.84%) N-Tier
15 17 (0.79%) Virtual Team
16 16 (0.75%) Fixed Income
17 15 (0.70%) Mobile App
17 15 (0.70%) Reinsurance
18 14 (0.65%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 686 (32.06%) Windows
2 381 (17.80%) Windows Server
3 292 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 196 (9.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 165 (7.71%) Windows 7
6 141 (6.59%) Linux
7 96 (4.49%) Windows 10
8 88 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (2.43%) Windows 8
10 28 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (1.21%) Unix
12 24 (1.12%) Apple iOS
13 20 (0.93%) Windows XP
14 18 (0.84%) Android
15 17 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
16 13 (0.61%) Ubuntu
16 13 (0.61%) Windows Phone
16 13 (0.61%) Windows Phone 8
17 8 (0.37%) CentOS
18 7 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 644 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
2 594 (27.76%) MVC
3 409 (19.11%) Business Intelligence
4 322 (15.05%) ETL
5 307 (14.35%) Performance Tuning
6 253 (11.82%) TDD
7 199 (9.30%) Scrum
8 192 (8.97%) Disaster Recovery
9 190 (8.88%) ITIL
10 171 (7.99%) High Availability
11 159 (7.43%) Web Development
12 157 (7.34%) Mentoring
13 152 (7.10%) SDLC
14 142 (6.64%) Software Engineering
15 126 (5.89%) Migration
16 108 (5.05%) OO
17 105 (4.91%) Data Modelling
18 104 (4.86%) Unit Testing
19 102 (4.77%) CRM
20 100 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1544 (72.15%) SQL
2 917 (42.85%) C#
3 707 (33.04%) T-SQL
4 531 (24.81%) JavaScript
5 188 (8.79%) PowerShell
6 114 (5.33%) VB.NET
7 47 (2.20%) VB
8 43 (2.01%) PL/SQL
9 37 (1.73%) VBScript
10 36 (1.68%) Java
11 31 (1.45%) VBA
12 30 (1.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 29 (1.36%) TypeScript
14 26 (1.21%) PHP
15 21 (0.98%) C
16 14 (0.65%) Bash Shell
16 14 (0.65%) Perl
16 14 (0.65%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.56%) R
18 10 (0.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 208 (9.72%) Degree
2 206 (9.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 61 (2.85%) MCSE
4 57 (2.66%) MCITP
5 56 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (2.57%) MCSA
7 54 (2.52%) CCNA
8 50 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 40 (1.87%) MCP
10 29 (1.36%) MCTS
11 26 (1.21%) Security Cleared
11 26 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (1.03%) MCSD
13 20 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
13 20 (0.93%) MCAD
14 15 (0.70%) CCAA
14 15 (0.70%) SC Cleared
15 11 (0.51%) ISEB
16 10 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 10 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (5.47%) QA
2 90 (4.21%) SLA
3 42 (1.96%) Data Quality
4 41 (1.92%) PCI DSS
5 31 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.51%) GDPR
6 11 (0.51%) PMO
7 9 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.14%) GAMP
8 3 (0.14%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.093%) HL7
9 2 (0.093%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.047%) MiFID
10 1 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 284 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 170 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (5.42%) Hyper-V
4 48 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
4 48 (2.24%) vSphere
5 45 (2.10%) XenApp
6 28 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
7 22 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.51%) Terminal Services
8 11 (0.51%) XenDesktop
8 11 (0.51%) XenServer
9 10 (0.47%) KVM
9 10 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (0.42%) Docker
11 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.28%) BitLocker
12 6 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.14%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.093%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 78 (3.64%) SCCM
2 42 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
3 40 (1.87%) SCOM
4 28 (1.31%) Perfmon
5 23 (1.07%) Backup Exec
6 20 (0.93%) Ansible
7 19 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
7 19 (0.89%) vCenter Server
8 18 (0.84%) WSUS
9 14 (0.65%) NetBackup
9 14 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
10 12 (0.56%) Puppet
10 12 (0.56%) SCOrch
10 12 (0.56%) Simpana
11 11 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 9 (0.42%) ZABBIX
13 8 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.37%) Nagios
14 7 (0.33%) DameWare
14 7 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1162 (54.30%) Microsoft
2 238 (11.12%) VMware
3 182 (8.50%) Oracle
4 141 (6.59%) Cisco
5 104 (4.86%) Citrix
6 92 (4.30%) HP
6 92 (4.30%) SAP
7 51 (2.38%) Cognos
8 48 (2.24%) Tableau
9 43 (2.01%) IBM
10 39 (1.82%) Telerik
11 38 (1.78%) Veeam
12 36 (1.68%) Red Hat
13 35 (1.64%) CommVault
14 31 (1.45%) EMC
15 30 (1.40%) SolarWinds
16 27 (1.26%) RedGate
16 27 (1.26%) Sophos
17 26 (1.21%) McAfee
17 26 (1.21%) Symantec