The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 148 82
Rank change year-on-year -68 -66  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1333 2340 3631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 2.26% 3.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.99% 7.41% 10.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1168 2038 3203
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £63,300 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 26689 31572 35317
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.14% 30.56% 31.92%
Number of salaries quoted 22613 26981 29801
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,050
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Job Locations

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 over the 3 months to 30 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
England -68 1282 £45,000 - 154
London -110 431 £57,500 +9.52% 46
South East -22 240 £47,500 +5.55% 33
North West -49 155 £40,000 - 26
East of England -44 112 £42,500 - 8
Manchester -34 106 £40,000 - 20
City of London -49 104 £57,500 +15.00% 11
West Midlands +20 101 £40,000 +1.91% 12
Yorkshire -41 101 £40,000 +6.66% 12
East Midlands +17 84 £42,500 +4.29% 11
West Yorkshire -57 58 £42,500 +8.97% 9
Surrey -4 54 £57,500 +21.05% 8
Hampshire +10 53 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Leeds -30 47 £42,500 +8.97% 7
South West -45 42 £35,000 -10.25% 6
Nottingham +31 39 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Nottinghamshire +27 39 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Berkshire -1 39 £47,500 +2.70% 5
Essex -16 38 £47,500 -9.52% 4
Birmingham +26 34 £42,500 +6.25% 2
West Sussex 0 33 £50,000 +17.64% 3
Staffordshire +20 31 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Cheshire -10 26 £40,000 -10.11% 3
Stoke-on-Trent +25 21 £40,000 -13.32%
Kent +12 21 £35,000 -34.88%
Brentwood +12 19 £47,500 -20.83%
Bristol -19 19 £35,000 -10.82% 2
Leicestershire -5 18 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Wales -10 18 £32,750 -22.94% 3
Cambridgeshire -24 18 £33,000 -17.50% 1

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 2766 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1865 (67.43%) SQL
3 1480 (53.51%) Microsoft
4 1323 (47.83%) .NET
5 1226 (44.32%) C#
6 982 (35.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 924 (33.41%) T-SQL
8 893 (32.28%) Windows
9 864 (31.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 828 (29.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 775 (28.02%) ASP.NET
12 694 (25.09%) Agile Software Development
13 636 (22.99%) Finance
14 635 (22.96%) JavaScript
15 628 (22.70%) MVC
16 605 (21.87%) HTML
17 578 (20.90%) Business Intelligence
18 570 (20.61%) SQL Server 2005
19 534 (19.31%) CSS
20 522 (18.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 495 (17.90%) Windows Server
22 427 (15.44%) Data Warehouse
23 415 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
24 414 (14.97%) Visual Studio
25 403 (14.57%) SQL Server 2014
26 399 (14.43%) jQuery
27 397 (14.35%) .NET Framework
28 381 (13.77%) Windows Server 2012
29 372 (13.45%) XML
30 371 (13.41%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 294 (10.63%) SharePoint
2 275 (9.94%) IIS
3 270 (9.76%) MS Exchange
4 201 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 102 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 86 (3.11%) CMS
7 75 (2.71%) SharePoint 2010
8 68 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
9 59 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
10 57 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
11 50 (1.81%) Umbraco
12 40 (1.45%) Skype for Business
13 33 (1.19%) EPiServer
13 33 (1.19%) SAS
14 26 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
15 23 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
16 21 (0.76%) WebSphere
17 20 (0.72%) Apache
18 18 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
19 17 (0.61%) MQSeries
Applications
1 144 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
2 127 (4.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.36%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.14%) GIMP
8 2 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.036%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 90 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 13 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
4 13 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.36%) SAP Business One
7 6 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
7 6 (0.22%) Sage 50
7 6 (0.22%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.14%) Infor CRM
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.14%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.11%) nopCommerce
10 2 (0.072%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.072%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 2 (0.072%) Pegasus Opera
10 2 (0.072%) Tesseract
10 2 (0.072%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.036%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 276 (9.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 123 (4.45%) Office 365
3 66 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
4 56 (2.02%) SaaS
5 38 (1.37%) PaaS
6 28 (1.01%) IaaS
7 17 (0.61%) GitHub
8 13 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
9 11 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.25%) Yammer
12 6 (0.22%) iTunes
12 6 (0.22%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.14%) Basecamp
14 4 (0.14%) G Suite
14 4 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 203 (7.34%) SAN
2 144 (5.21%) Firewall
3 130 (4.70%) DNS
4 118 (4.27%) TCP/IP
5 99 (3.58%) DHCP
6 81 (2.93%) Intranet
7 68 (2.46%) VPN
8 67 (2.42%) WAN
9 64 (2.31%) LAN
9 64 (2.31%) VoIP
10 54 (1.95%) Internet
11 51 (1.84%) NAS
12 34 (1.23%) Wireless
13 32 (1.16%) SMTP
14 28 (1.01%) iSCSI
15 26 (0.94%) Skype
16 19 (0.69%) Network Security
17 18 (0.65%) VLAN
18 16 (0.58%) HTTP
19 14 (0.51%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2766 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 982 (35.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 864 (31.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 828 (29.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 570 (20.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 522 (18.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 427 (15.44%) Data Warehouse
8 403 (14.57%) SQL Server 2014
9 204 (7.38%) Relational Database
10 148 (5.35%) Power BI
11 142 (5.13%) SQL Server 2016
12 137 (4.95%) MySQL
13 102 (3.69%) NoSQL
14 100 (3.62%) OLAP
15 95 (3.43%) Crystal Reports
16 89 (3.22%) QlikView
17 87 (3.15%) SQL Server 2000
18 86 (3.11%) RDBMS
19 84 (3.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 81 (2.93%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 414 (14.97%) Visual Studio
2 280 (10.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 154 (5.57%) Git (software)
4 89 (3.22%) NUnit
5 51 (1.84%) Subversion
6 50 (1.81%) TeamCity
7 40 (1.45%) JIRA
8 36 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 34 (1.23%) MSTest
10 28 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
11 26 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
12 13 (0.47%) Moq
12 13 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
13 11 (0.40%) Dreamweaver
13 11 (0.40%) WinDbg
14 10 (0.36%) MSBuild
15 9 (0.33%) Mercurial
16 8 (0.29%) Bitbucket
16 8 (0.29%) Bugzilla
16 8 (0.29%) Trac
General
1 636 (22.99%) Finance
2 225 (8.13%) Banking
3 113 (4.09%) Retail
4 110 (3.98%) Legal
5 93 (3.36%) Marketing
6 66 (2.39%) Telecoms
7 50 (1.81%) Law
8 46 (1.66%) Advertising
9 45 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 42 (1.52%) Investment Banking
11 39 (1.41%) Back Office
12 26 (0.94%) Publishing
13 23 (0.83%) Electronics
14 22 (0.80%) Games
15 21 (0.76%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.40%) Multimedia
18 10 (0.36%) Front Office
19 8 (0.29%) Automotive
20 7 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1470 (53.15%) Developer
2 607 (21.95%) .NET Developer
3 440 (15.91%) C# Developer
3 440 (15.91%) DBA
4 433 (15.65%) SQL Developer
5 402 (14.53%) SQL DBA
6 298 (10.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 251 (9.07%) Analyst
7 251 (9.07%) Senior Developer
8 222 (8.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 209 (7.56%) Administrator
10 190 (6.87%) ASP.NET Developer
11 165 (5.97%) SQL Server Developer
11 165 (5.97%) SSIS Developer
12 159 (5.75%) Software Developer
13 136 (4.92%) SQL Server DBA
14 120 (4.34%) SQL BI Developer
15 116 (4.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 108 (3.90%) Support Analyst
17 100 (3.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1323 (47.83%) .NET
2 775 (28.02%) ASP.NET
3 605 (21.87%) HTML
4 534 (19.31%) CSS
5 399 (14.43%) jQuery
6 397 (14.35%) .NET Framework
7 372 (13.45%) XML
8 371 (13.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 306 (11.06%) Web Services
10 304 (10.99%) WCF
11 267 (9.65%) Ajax
12 214 (7.74%) ASP.NET Web API
13 194 (7.01%) AngularJS
14 192 (6.94%) HTML5
15 159 (5.75%) Entity Framework
16 133 (4.81%) WPF
17 123 (4.45%) SOAP
18 113 (4.09%) LINQ
19 112 (4.05%) JSON
20 105 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 255 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
2 208 (7.52%) Clustering
3 156 (5.64%) Replication
4 131 (4.74%) Computer Science
5 88 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
6 72 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 67 (2.42%) iPad
8 57 (2.06%) Data Centre
9 35 (1.27%) User Experience
10 31 (1.12%) Mobile App
11 30 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
12 28 (1.01%) Driving Licence
13 25 (0.90%) N-Tier
14 19 (0.69%) Derivative
15 18 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
15 18 (0.65%) Fintech
16 14 (0.51%) Client/Server
16 14 (0.51%) Fat Client
16 14 (0.51%) Hedge funds
16 14 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 893 (32.28%) Windows
2 495 (17.90%) Windows Server
3 415 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 381 (13.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 139 (5.03%) Linux
6 118 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 101 (3.65%) Windows 7
8 61 (2.21%) Unix
9 56 (2.02%) Windows 8
10 43 (1.55%) Windows XP
11 35 (1.27%) Windows 10
12 34 (1.23%) Android
13 31 (1.12%) Apple iOS
14 27 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
16 13 (0.47%) Windows Phone
17 11 (0.40%) CentOS
17 11 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
18 9 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
19 4 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 694 (25.09%) Agile Software Development
2 628 (22.70%) MVC
3 578 (20.90%) Business Intelligence
4 306 (11.06%) Performance Tuning
5 305 (11.03%) ETL
6 239 (8.64%) High Availability
7 237 (8.57%) ITIL
8 226 (8.17%) TDD
9 225 (8.13%) Scrum
10 200 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
11 192 (6.94%) Web Development
12 183 (6.62%) SDLC
13 181 (6.54%) Mentoring
14 173 (6.25%) Migration
15 149 (5.39%) CRM
16 143 (5.17%) Unit Testing
17 132 (4.77%) Software Engineering
18 131 (4.74%) Data Modelling
19 128 (4.63%) Analytics
20 127 (4.59%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1865 (67.43%) SQL
2 1226 (44.32%) C#
3 924 (33.41%) T-SQL
4 635 (22.96%) JavaScript
5 252 (9.11%) VB.NET
6 222 (8.03%) PowerShell
7 83 (3.00%) Java
8 56 (2.02%) VB
9 52 (1.88%) VBScript
10 51 (1.84%) VBA
11 47 (1.70%) PL/SQL
12 36 (1.30%) C++
13 30 (1.08%) Python
14 28 (1.01%) PHP
15 24 (0.87%) C
16 23 (0.83%) Shell Script
17 18 (0.65%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
18 15 (0.54%) TypeScript
19 13 (0.47%) R
20 10 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 315 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 275 (9.94%) Degree
3 127 (4.59%) MCSE
4 102 (3.69%) MCSA
5 72 (2.60%) MCP
6 68 (2.46%) MCITP
7 65 (2.35%) Security Cleared
8 51 (1.84%) SC Cleared
9 40 (1.45%) MCTS
10 37 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
11 31 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
12 24 (0.87%) CCNA
13 15 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (0.43%) HND
15 11 (0.40%) CCNP
15 11 (0.40%) CCVP
16 10 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
16 10 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 9 (0.33%) GNVQ
18 8 (0.29%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (4.66%) QA
2 119 (4.30%) SLA
3 35 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 29 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 28 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 23 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.43%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.14%) GDPR
8 4 (0.14%) PMO
9 3 (0.11%) IFRS
9 3 (0.11%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.036%) HL7
10 1 (0.036%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.036%) WAI
10 1 (0.036%) WCAG
System Software
1 348 (12.58%) Active Directory
2 151 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (4.45%) Hyper-V
4 82 (2.96%) vSphere
5 79 (2.86%) XenApp
6 37 (1.34%) XenDesktop
7 31 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (0.69%) Docker
9 19 (0.69%) XenServer
10 17 (0.61%) VMware ESX
11 11 (0.40%) ISA Server
12 6 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.14%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.11%) KVM
15 3 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.072%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.072%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 86 (3.11%) SCCM
2 44 (1.59%) SCOM
3 29 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
4 25 (0.90%) Puppet
5 24 (0.87%) Control-M
6 22 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
6 22 (0.80%) SCSM
7 19 (0.69%) WSUS
8 18 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (0.61%) Perfmon
10 14 (0.51%) DameWare
10 14 (0.51%) Nagios
11 11 (0.40%) Oozie
12 10 (0.36%) Backup Exec
13 9 (0.33%) NetBackup
13 9 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 8 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
15 6 (0.22%) Opsview
15 6 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 6 (0.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1480 (53.51%) Microsoft
2 247 (8.93%) VMware
3 203 (7.34%) Oracle
4 133 (4.81%) Citrix
5 113 (4.09%) Cisco
6 103 (3.72%) Tableau
7 95 (3.43%) HP
8 91 (3.29%) SAP
9 72 (2.60%) IBM
10 65 (2.35%) NetApp
11 49 (1.77%) Cognos
12 37 (1.34%) Xamarin
13 36 (1.30%) Sitecore
14 35 (1.27%) SonicWALL
14 35 (1.27%) Telerik
15 34 (1.23%) Informatica
16 27 (0.98%) Dell
17 24 (0.87%) EMC
18 23 (0.83%) Teradata
19 22 (0.80%) Apple
West London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
TD Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Flexible hours, training & more
Posted: Yesterday
London
Energon People
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: To £55K
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Peninsula
Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TalentFlow
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 28-35k
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
ITalent Consultancy
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cranleigh, Surrey
Stratospherec
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum To £45k basic
Posted: 3 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 25
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45-60K + BENS
Posted: 3 days ago