The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 86 63
Rank change year-on-year -27 -23  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 29 61 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.39% 2.67% 4.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.34% 10.70% 13.77%
Number of salaries quoted 29 59 115
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £31,450 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 543 570 886
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 26.12% 24.93% 31.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1067 1176 1822
Median salary £47,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.00% +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Hertfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in Hertfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Hertfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire 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
Hemel Hempstead +11 14 £48,750 +39.28%
Hatfield -1 8 £42,500 +28.78%
Watford -27 6 £45,000 -18.18%
SQL Server 2008
East of England

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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 47 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 43 (91.49%) SQL
3 25 (53.19%) T-SQL
3 25 (53.19%) Microsoft
4 20 (42.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (40.43%) Windows
5 19 (40.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (40.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (38.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (38.30%) Windows Server
6 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
7 17 (36.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (34.04%) VMware
8 16 (34.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (34.04%) Windows 7
9 15 (31.91%) Change Management
9 15 (31.91%) ETL
9 15 (31.91%) DHCP
9 15 (31.91%) DNS
10 14 (29.79%) VoIP
10 14 (29.79%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (27.66%) Firewall
12 12 (25.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (25.53%) Problem Management
12 12 (25.53%) SonicWALL
12 12 (25.53%) MS Exchange
12 12 (25.53%) ITIL
12 12 (25.53%) MCP
12 12 (25.53%) VBScript

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 12 (25.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (25.53%) Exchange Server 2013
1 12 (25.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) FastStats
2 2 (4.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Office 365
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.91%) DHCP
1 15 (31.91%) DNS
2 14 (29.79%) VoIP
3 13 (27.66%) Firewall
4 12 (25.53%) iSCSI
4 12 (25.53%) SAN
5 4 (8.51%) LAN
5 4 (8.51%) VLAN
5 4 (8.51%) VPN
5 4 (8.51%) WAN
5 4 (8.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (40.43%) SQL Server 2012
2 19 (40.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (29.79%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (25.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (17.02%) DTS
7 6 (12.77%) QlikView
7 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (8.51%) Big Data
8 4 (8.51%) OLAP
8 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (6.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (6.38%) OLAP Cube
9 3 (6.38%) Power BI
9 3 (6.38%) Star Schema
10 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
10 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
11 1 (2.13%) OLTP
General
1 4 (8.51%) Marketing
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Developer
2 9 (19.15%) DBA
2 9 (19.15%) SQL DBA
3 8 (17.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Wintel Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 6 (12.77%) SQL Developer
6 5 (10.64%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (10.64%) SSIS Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Consultant
7 4 (8.51%) Data Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Data Manager
7 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Information Security Consultant
7 4 (8.51%) Security Consultant
7 4 (8.51%) Security Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (4.26%) CSS
2 2 (4.26%) CSS3
2 2 (4.26%) HTML
2 2 (4.26%) HTML5
2 2 (4.26%) jQuery
2 2 (4.26%) JSON
2 2 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (4.26%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Replication
2 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.51%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (8.51%) User Experience
4 2 (4.26%) Clustering
4 2 (4.26%) iPhone
5 1 (2.13%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 19 (40.43%) Windows
2 18 (38.30%) Windows Server
2 18 (38.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (34.04%) Windows 7
4 6 (12.77%) Windows 10
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.26%) Android
5 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (31.91%) Change Management
2 15 (31.91%) ETL
3 12 (25.53%) ITIL
3 12 (25.53%) ITIL V3
3 12 (25.53%) Problem Management
4 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (17.02%) High Availability
4 8 (17.02%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (10.64%) Data Integration
5 5 (10.64%) ERP
5 5 (10.64%) Migration
5 5 (10.64%) Statistics
6 4 (8.51%) Cryptography
6 4 (8.51%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (8.51%) Data Cleansing
6 4 (8.51%) Data Management
6 4 (8.51%) Data Protection
6 4 (8.51%) Information Security
6 4 (8.51%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (91.49%) SQL
2 25 (53.19%) T-SQL
3 12 (25.53%) PowerShell
3 12 (25.53%) VBScript
4 3 (6.38%) C#
5 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (42.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (34.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (25.53%) CCAA
3 12 (25.53%) CCNA
3 12 (25.53%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (25.53%) Citrix Certification
3 12 (25.53%) MCP
4 10 (21.28%) MCSA
5 9 (19.15%) MCSE
6 8 (17.02%) MCTS
7 5 (10.64%) MCITP
8 4 (8.51%) CISSP
8 4 (8.51%) Degree
9 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) Cyber Essentials
1 4 (8.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 4 (8.51%) Data Quality
1 4 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (8.51%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
2 16 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (25.53%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) SCCM
1 4 (8.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (53.19%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.04%) VMware
3 12 (25.53%) Cisco
3 12 (25.53%) Citrix
3 12 (25.53%) HP
3 12 (25.53%) SonicWALL
4 4 (8.51%) IBM