Period
to 20 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 527 509 374
Rank change year-on-year -18 -135 -54
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 128 248 649
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.27% 0.40% 0.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.07% 1.53% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 117 207 510
10th Percentile £33,900 £31,050 £30,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +8.75%
75th Percentile £55,000 £52,125 £53,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 11,988 16,246 23,408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.52% 26.45% 27.86%
Number of salaries quoted 9,914 13,483 19,129
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £34,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,375 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £58,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in the UK excluding London

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in the UK excluding London

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the UK excluding London

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 April 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
South East +40 37 £43,000 -9.47% 2
North of England -25 29 £44,000 +1.15% 5
Midlands +14 26 £47,500 - 6
Scotland +29 24 £37,500 - 3
East Midlands +11 16 £55,000 +37.50% 3
Yorkshire -5 16 £44,000 +1.73% 3
South West -6 12 £39,500 -12.22% 2
North West -1 10 £50,000 +17.65% 1
West Midlands +5 9 £36,000 -24.21% 3
North East +2 3 £37,500 -21.05% 1
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 128 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 83 (64.84%) .NET
3 75 (58.59%) C#
4 58 (45.31%) ASP.NET
4 58 (45.31%) Microsoft
5 57 (44.53%) Windows
5 57 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (40.63%) SQL
7 48 (37.50%) JavaScript
8 41 (32.03%) IIS
9 40 (31.25%) HTML
10 39 (30.47%) SQL Server 2005
11 35 (27.34%) CSS
12 34 (26.56%) XML
12 34 (26.56%) jQuery
12 34 (26.56%) HTML5
13 32 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 32 (25.00%) Windows Server
14 29 (22.66%) Visual Studio
15 28 (21.88%) E-Commerce
16 26 (20.31%) T-SQL
16 26 (20.31%) User Acceptance Testing
17 25 (19.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 25 (19.53%) Web Development
17 25 (19.53%) OOP
17 25 (19.53%) EDI
17 25 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
17 25 (19.53%) User Experience
18 24 (18.75%) Microsoft 365
18 24 (18.75%) Azure

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 41 (32.03%) IIS
2 10 (7.81%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 7 (5.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.91%) NServiceBus
7 4 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.13%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.78%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (3.91%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (3.13%) Bond Adapt
3 4 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.75%) Azure
1 24 (18.75%) Microsoft 365
2 11 (8.59%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (4.69%) Power Platform
4 5 (3.91%) Mimecast
5 4 (3.13%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.81%) Firewall
1 10 (7.81%) VPN
2 9 (7.03%) VLAN
3 8 (6.25%) SAN
4 5 (3.91%) BGP
4 5 (3.91%) iSCSI
4 5 (3.91%) Kerberos
4 5 (3.91%) MPLS
5 4 (3.13%) LAN
5 4 (3.13%) NetScaler
5 4 (3.13%) WAN
6 2 (1.56%) DNS
6 2 (1.56%) Internet
7 1 (0.78%) DHCP
7 1 (0.78%) HTTP
7 1 (0.78%) PBX
7 1 (0.78%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 39 (30.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 32 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (13.28%) SQL Server 2016
4 17 (13.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (11.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (9.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (4.69%) Power BI
9 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (3.91%) Big Data
10 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database
11 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2019
12 3 (2.34%) Data Lake
12 3 (2.34%) FileMaker
12 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2017
13 2 (1.56%) OLTP
13 2 (1.56%) Snowflake Schema
13 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 29 (22.66%) Visual Studio
2 17 (13.28%) TeamCity
3 12 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (8.59%) Git (software)
4 11 (8.59%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (4.69%) ReSharper
5 6 (4.69%) Subversion
5 6 (4.69%) YouTrack
6 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
General
1 17 (13.28%) Finance
2 8 (6.25%) Public Sector
3 7 (5.47%) Back Office
4 4 (3.13%) Front Office
4 4 (3.13%) Law
5 2 (1.56%) Retail
6 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.78%) Police
Job Titles
1 66 (51.56%) Developer
2 38 (29.69%) .NET Developer
3 20 (15.63%) Analyst
4 14 (10.94%) Support Analyst
5 11 (8.59%) C# Developer
5 11 (8.59%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.03%) Software Developer
7 8 (6.25%) Administrator
7 8 (6.25%) DBA
7 8 (6.25%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Applications Support
8 7 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Senior DevOps
8 7 (5.47%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Applications Support Analyst
9 6 (4.69%) C# Software Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) SQL DBA
10 5 (3.91%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (64.84%) .NET
2 58 (45.31%) ASP.NET
3 40 (31.25%) HTML
4 35 (27.34%) CSS
5 34 (26.56%) HTML5
5 34 (26.56%) jQuery
5 34 (26.56%) XML
6 25 (19.53%) EDI
7 16 (12.50%) .NET Framework
8 14 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (8.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 11 (8.59%) WinForms
10 10 (7.81%) WCF
11 9 (7.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 8 (6.25%) Entity Framework
12 8 (6.25%) LINQ
13 7 (5.47%) REST
14 6 (4.69%) Web Services
15 5 (3.91%) NHibernate
16 4 (3.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.53%) User Experience
2 12 (9.38%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (7.03%) Replication
4 8 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 7 (5.47%) Clustering
6 6 (4.69%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.69%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (3.13%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.34%) Fat Client
8 3 (2.34%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 57 (44.53%) Windows
2 32 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 19 (14.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (10.16%) Linux
5 11 (8.59%) AIX
5 11 (8.59%) CentOS
6 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (6.25%) Windows 10
7 8 (6.25%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.78%) VMS
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (21.88%) E-Commerce
3 26 (20.31%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (19.53%) OOP
4 25 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (19.53%) Web Development
5 17 (13.28%) DevOps
5 17 (13.28%) Software Engineering
6 16 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (12.50%) MVC
7 14 (10.94%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (9.38%) Scrum
9 11 (8.59%) OWASP
9 11 (8.59%) Workflow
10 10 (7.81%) Proactive Monitoring
11 9 (7.03%) ETL
11 9 (7.03%) Storage Management
12 8 (6.25%) Mentoring
12 8 (6.25%) Test Automation
13 7 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 75 (58.59%) C#
2 52 (40.63%) SQL
3 48 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 26 (20.31%) T-SQL
5 12 (9.38%) VB
6 9 (7.03%) TypeScript
7 8 (6.25%) VB.NET
8 7 (5.47%) Python
9 6 (4.69%) VB6
10 5 (3.91%) C
11 3 (2.34%) ANSI SQL
11 3 (2.34%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.34%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.34%) X++
12 1 (0.78%) Java
12 1 (0.78%) PHP
12 1 (0.78%) VBScript
12 1 (0.78%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 11 (8.59%) SC Cleared
1 11 (8.59%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.25%) Degree
3 5 (3.91%) CCNA
3 5 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (3.13%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (19.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (12.50%) QA
3 6 (4.69%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.78%) GDPR
4 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.69%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.91%) Docker
4 5 (3.91%) Firmware
4 5 (3.91%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.13%) XenApp
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (8.59%) Puppet
2 6 (4.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (3.91%) SCCM
4 2 (1.56%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.78%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 58 (45.31%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.16%) Oracle
3 11 (8.59%) Cisco
4 10 (7.81%) VMware
5 9 (7.03%) HP
6 6 (4.69%) DevExpress
7 4 (3.13%) Acronis
7 4 (3.13%) Citrix
7 4 (3.13%) IBM
7 4 (3.13%) Lotus
7 4 (3.13%) NetApp
7 4 (3.13%) Veeam
8 2 (1.56%) Informatica
9 1 (0.78%) Adobe
9 1 (0.78%) Google
9 1 (0.78%) IFS
9 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.78%) Sophos