The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England / South West
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 131 101
Rank change year-on-year -65 -30  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 44 120 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.84% 2.08% 2.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.71% 6.36% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 40 96 142
Median salary £35,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.25% -2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £49,900
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  

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 the South West with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1621 1888 1898
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.08% 32.75% 30.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1405 1572 1589
Median salary £40,000 £42,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in the South West

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the South West over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the South West

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Bristol -22 20 £35,750 -8.91% 2
Wiltshire +18 11 £27,000 -32.50%
Devon -12 7 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Dorset +14 3 £34,000 -6.84% 1
Gloucestershire -6 2 £36,750 +45.54%
Somerset -47 1 £52,500 +23.52% 1
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 South West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 96 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 59 (61.46%) SQL
3 41 (42.71%) .NET
4 38 (39.58%) C#
5 34 (35.42%) Microsoft
6 33 (34.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 31 (32.29%) HTML
7 31 (32.29%) CSS
7 31 (32.29%) Windows
8 30 (31.25%) ASP.NET
8 30 (31.25%) JavaScript
9 26 (27.08%) MVC
9 26 (27.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 24 (25.00%) T-SQL
10 24 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (23.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (21.88%) Visual Studio
13 19 (19.79%) Active Directory
13 19 (19.79%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (19.79%) Windows Server
14 18 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (17.71%) Scrum
16 16 (16.67%) High Availability
16 16 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
17 15 (15.63%) Windows XP
18 14 (14.58%) Entity Framework
18 14 (14.58%) HTML5
18 14 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (14.58%) .NET Framework
18 14 (14.58%) jQuery

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 8 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.29%) IIS
3 6 (6.25%) CMS
3 6 (6.25%) Umbraco
4 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (3.13%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.04%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (13.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.04%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (1.04%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.50%) SaaS
2 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.38%) VoIP
2 8 (8.33%) Firewall
2 8 (8.33%) Skype
2 8 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.25%) DASS2
3 6 (6.25%) DPNSS
3 6 (6.25%) PBX
3 6 (6.25%) TETRA
4 5 (5.21%) VPN
5 3 (3.13%) Internet
5 3 (3.13%) Intranet
5 3 (3.13%) LAN
5 3 (3.13%) SAN
5 3 (3.13%) WAN
6 2 (2.08%) DHCP
6 2 (2.08%) DNS
6 2 (2.08%) MPLS
6 2 (2.08%) NAS
6 2 (2.08%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (34.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (27.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (23.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (13.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (11.46%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (5.21%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (5.21%) DTS
10 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (4.17%) QlikView
11 3 (3.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 3 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (3.13%) Lumira
11 3 (3.13%) RDBMS
11 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
11 3 (3.13%) SAP BW
12 2 (2.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (21.88%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.21%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.08%) JIRA
5 1 (1.04%) MSTest
5 1 (1.04%) NUnit
5 1 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (11.46%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Marketing
3 2 (2.08%) Legal
3 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.04%) Advertising
4 1 (1.04%) Back Office
4 1 (1.04%) Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 40 (41.67%) Developer
2 25 (26.04%) .NET Developer
3 21 (21.88%) DBA
4 19 (19.79%) SQL DBA
5 18 (18.75%) SQL Server DBA
6 14 (14.58%) Analyst
7 12 (12.50%) Administrator
8 10 (10.42%) C# Developer
9 9 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (9.38%) IT Analyst
9 9 (9.38%) IT Support
9 9 (9.38%) Support Analyst
9 9 (9.38%) Support Engineer
10 8 (8.33%) Software Developer
11 7 (7.29%) .NET Software Developer
11 7 (7.29%) C# Software Developer
11 7 (7.29%) IT Support Analyst
12 6 (6.25%) Communications Support Engineer
12 6 (6.25%) Systems Support
12 6 (6.25%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (42.71%) .NET
2 31 (32.29%) CSS
2 31 (32.29%) HTML
3 30 (31.25%) ASP.NET
4 19 (19.79%) ASP.NET Web API
5 14 (14.58%) .NET Framework
5 14 (14.58%) Entity Framework
5 14 (14.58%) HTML5
5 14 (14.58%) jQuery
6 11 (11.46%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (11.46%) Web Services
7 8 (8.33%) Ajax
8 7 (7.29%) AngularJS
8 7 (7.29%) WCF
8 7 (7.29%) XML
9 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (6.25%) Backbone.js
9 6 (6.25%) Ember.js
9 6 (6.25%) REST
10 5 (5.21%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.29%) Driving Licence
2 7 (7.29%) User Experience
3 5 (5.21%) Clustering
4 3 (3.13%) Replication
5 2 (2.08%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.08%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.08%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.04%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 31 (32.29%) Windows
2 19 (19.79%) Windows Server
3 15 (15.63%) Windows XP
4 14 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (9.38%) Windows 8
7 6 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.08%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.04%) Linux
9 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.08%) MVC
2 18 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (17.71%) Scrum
4 16 (16.67%) High Availability
4 16 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (12.50%) ETL
6 10 (10.42%) ITIL
7 9 (9.38%) Load Testing
8 8 (8.33%) CRM
8 8 (8.33%) OO
9 7 (7.29%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (7.29%) Web Development
10 6 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.25%) Data Analysis
10 6 (6.25%) OOD
10 6 (6.25%) Project Management
10 6 (6.25%) Service Design
10 6 (6.25%) TDD
10 6 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 59 (61.46%) SQL
2 38 (39.58%) C#
3 30 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 24 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 13 (13.54%) VBScript
6 12 (12.50%) VB
7 10 (10.42%) VB.NET
8 6 (6.25%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.17%) PHP
10 3 (3.13%) VB6
10 3 (3.13%) VBA
11 1 (1.04%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (1.04%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.13%) MCP
4 2 (2.08%) Degree
4 2 (2.08%) MCSD
5 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.04%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.04%) MCITP
5 1 (1.04%) MCSA
5 1 (1.04%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.50%) ISO 14001
1 12 (12.50%) ISO 9001
2 6 (6.25%) QA
3 3 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (19.79%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.38%) Hyper-V
2 9 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.08%) Firmware
3 2 (2.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.08%) Perfmon
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Sentry
3 1 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.54%) VMware
3 6 (6.25%) Nortel
3 6 (6.25%) Siemens
4 4 (4.17%) Oracle
4 4 (4.17%) SAP
4 4 (4.17%) Tableau
5 3 (3.13%) Avaya
5 3 (3.13%) Cisco
6 2 (2.08%) Citrix
6 2 (2.08%) DevExpress
6 2 (2.08%) HP
7 1 (1.04%) Capita
7 1 (1.04%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.04%) CommVault
7 1 (1.04%) Dell
7 1 (1.04%) Informatica
7 1 (1.04%) Pegasus
7 1 (1.04%) RedGate
7 1 (1.04%) Veeam
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
myBench Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago