Period
to 28 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > South East
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 411 270 377
Rank change year-on-year -141 +107 -75
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 39 15 140
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.19% 0.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.84% 0.68% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 35 11 118
10th Percentile £37,000 £26,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £40,625 £31,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £52,500 £50,500
Median % change year-on-year -19.05% +3.96% +6.32%
75th Percentile £45,625 £55,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £54,000 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -

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 the South East with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 4,617 2,210 6,566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.22% 27.91% 25.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3,178 1,895 5,586
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,750 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.50% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the South East.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the South East over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 28 September 2021. 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
West Sussex +5 20 £42,500 +13.33%
Hampshire -102 12 £42,500 -
Thames Valley -102 4 £42,500 +54.55% 3
Surrey -79 2 £45,000 -14.29%
Oxfordshire - 2 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire -57 1 £45,000 +63.64%
Berkshire - 1 £40,000 - 3
Kent - 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (87.18%) SQL
3 30 (76.92%) Microsoft
4 23 (58.97%) C#
5 20 (51.28%) JavaScript
6 19 (48.72%) XML
6 19 (48.72%) Degree
7 18 (46.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (41.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (41.03%) Regression Testing
8 16 (41.03%) Black-Box Testing
8 16 (41.03%) White-Box Testing
9 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Office
9 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Excel
9 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (33.33%) MS Access
11 12 (30.77%) HTML
11 12 (30.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 12 (30.77%) Selenium
12 10 (25.64%) T-SQL
12 10 (25.64%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (20.51%) Performance Tuning
15 7 (17.95%) SDLC
15 7 (17.95%) Web Services
15 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
15 7 (17.95%) .NET
15 7 (17.95%) Finance

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Azure
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (5.13%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (5.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) Internet
2 2 (5.13%) DNS
2 2 (5.13%) Firewall
2 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.13%) VoIP
2 2 (5.13%) VPN
2 2 (5.13%) WAN
2 2 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (46.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (33.33%) MS Access
4 10 (25.64%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
8 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (10.26%) QlikView
10 3 (7.69%) OLTP
10 3 (7.69%) Tableau
11 2 (5.13%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2019
12 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
12 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (41.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (30.77%) Selenium
2 12 (30.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.56%) Mercurial
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Social Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Tester
2 12 (30.77%) Regression Tester
2 12 (30.77%) Selenium Tester
3 10 (25.64%) Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Software Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Automation Tester
5 4 (10.26%) DBA
5 4 (10.26%) SQL DBA
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (7.69%) Production DBA
6 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Production DBA
7 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.13%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (5.13%) ETL Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Head of Applications
7 2 (5.13%) IT Support Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (48.72%) XML
2 12 (30.77%) HTML
3 7 (17.95%) .NET
3 7 (17.95%) Web Services
4 6 (15.38%) AngularJS
4 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 6 (15.38%) jQuery
4 6 (15.38%) WCF
5 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
6 4 (10.26%) Ajax
6 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (10.26%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (7.69%) Middleware
8 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (5.13%) CSS
8 2 (5.13%) RESTful
8 2 (5.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Clustering
1 4 (10.26%) Legacy Systems
2 3 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) NHS
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
1 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Black-Box Testing
1 16 (41.03%) Regression Testing
1 16 (41.03%) White-Box Testing
2 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.51%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (17.95%) SDLC
5 6 (15.38%) ETL
5 6 (15.38%) Information Security
5 6 (15.38%) MVC
5 6 (15.38%) Workflow
6 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
7 4 (10.26%) Document Management
7 4 (10.26%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (10.26%) OO
7 4 (10.26%) OOD
7 4 (10.26%) Release Management
7 4 (10.26%) TDD
7 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.26%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 34 (87.18%) SQL
2 23 (58.97%) C#
3 20 (51.28%) JavaScript
4 10 (25.64%) T-SQL
5 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.13%) VB
6 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) Degree
2 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.13%) HNC
3 2 (5.13%) HND
3 2 (5.13%) MCITP
3 2 (5.13%) MCSA
3 2 (5.13%) MCSE
4 1 (2.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.13%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) DFS Replication
1 2 (5.13%) Firmware
1 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 30 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Informatica
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) Dell
3 2 (5.13%) VMware
4 1 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.56%) RedGate