Period
to 24 November 2020

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 6 months to 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 568 538 345
Rank change year-on-year -30 -193 -58
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 141 644 1,492
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.48% 0.93%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.92% 1.77% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 132 549 1,343
Median annual salary £43,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.42% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,550 £32,900 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -14.44% +5.88% -

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 with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 15,378 36,312 47,065
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.14% 27.10% 29.19%
Number of salaries quoted 13,088 29,920 38,693
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2008 over the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 16 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 6 months to 24 November 2020. 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
England -39 120 £45,000 -5.26% 18
UK excluding London +24 91 £38,500 -14.44% 15
London +62 46 £59,000 -1.67% 6
South East +84 27 £50,000 -0.99% 1
South West +78 21 £41,250 -8.33% 3
North of England +42 14 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Wales +57 9 £34,000 -28.42%
Midlands +40 9 £35,875 -18.00% 1
Scotland +85 8 £37,500 -21.05% 3
North West +46 8 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Work from Home -22 8 £53,750 +19.44% 3
East Midlands +49 7 £36,750 -8.13%
East of England +127 3 £30,000 -29.41%
Yorkshire +80 3 £45,000 +12.50% 2
North East +17 3 £45,000 -10.00%
West Midlands +35 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 November 2020, 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 141 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 106 (75.18%) SQL
3 73 (51.77%) C#
4 72 (51.06%) .NET
5 62 (43.97%) Microsoft
6 53 (37.59%) JavaScript
7 49 (34.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 47 (33.33%) HTML
8 47 (33.33%) CSS
9 45 (31.91%) ASP.NET
10 42 (29.79%) T-SQL
11 37 (26.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 35 (24.82%) Windows
13 34 (24.11%) Azure
14 33 (23.40%) SQL Server 2012
14 33 (23.40%) IIS
15 32 (22.70%) SQL Server 2005
16 31 (21.99%) XML
17 30 (21.28%) MVC
17 30 (21.28%) Replication
18 28 (19.86%) Business Intelligence
18 28 (19.86%) AngularJS
19 26 (18.44%) Finance
19 26 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
19 26 (18.44%) .NET Framework
20 24 (17.02%) jQuery
20 24 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
21 22 (15.60%) Windows Server
21 22 (15.60%) SQL Server 2014
21 22 (15.60%) Entity Framework

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 33 (23.40%) IIS
2 21 (14.89%) SharePoint
3 13 (9.22%) Confluence
4 11 (7.80%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.55%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.84%) Drupal
6 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (2.84%) Red Hat Fuse
6 4 (2.84%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.13%) Apache Spark
7 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.71%) Apache
8 1 (0.71%) CMS
8 1 (0.71%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (5.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (11.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (9.93%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.84%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (2.13%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 34 (24.11%) Azure
2 17 (12.06%) Dynamics 365
2 17 (12.06%) Office 365
3 12 (8.51%) Power Platform
4 6 (4.26%) AWS
5 3 (2.13%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.71%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.71%) Logic Apps
7 1 (0.71%) Power Automate
7 1 (0.71%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.80%) Firewall
1 11 (7.80%) SAN
2 9 (6.38%) VPN
2 9 (6.38%) WAN
3 8 (5.67%) iSCSI
4 7 (4.96%) LAN
5 5 (3.55%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.84%) MPLS
7 3 (2.13%) BGP
7 3 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (2.13%) Kerberos
7 3 (2.13%) NetScaler
7 3 (2.13%) VLAN
8 2 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.42%) DNS
8 2 (1.42%) Internet
8 2 (1.42%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.42%) VoIP
8 2 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.71%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 49 (34.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (26.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (23.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (22.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (15.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 21 (14.89%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (13.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (12.06%) Oracle Database
10 15 (10.64%) SQL Server 2016
11 12 (8.51%) Power BI
12 10 (7.09%) SQL Server 2019
13 8 (5.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (5.67%) SQL Server 2000
14 6 (4.26%) DTS
14 6 (4.26%) Tableau
15 5 (3.55%) MongoDB
15 5 (3.55%) Oracle Database 12c
15 5 (3.55%) Relational Database
16 4 (2.84%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 21 (14.89%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.64%) JIRA
3 14 (9.93%) MSTest
3 14 (9.93%) NUnit
3 14 (9.93%) SpecFlow
3 14 (9.93%) TeamCity
4 13 (9.22%) Bitbucket
4 13 (9.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 13 (9.22%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (2.84%) PowerBuilder
8 3 (2.13%) Subversion
9 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.71%) MbUnit
9 1 (0.71%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.71%) Selenium
9 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 26 (18.44%) Finance
2 8 (5.67%) Advertising
3 6 (4.26%) Retail
4 4 (2.84%) Automotive
4 4 (2.84%) Publishing
5 3 (2.13%) Back Office
5 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.42%) Legal
7 1 (0.71%) Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Local Government
7 1 (0.71%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 79 (56.03%) Developer
2 38 (26.95%) C# Developer
3 29 (20.57%) DBA
4 26 (18.44%) Software Developer
5 25 (17.73%) .NET Developer
6 22 (15.60%) SQL DBA
7 20 (14.18%) C# .NET Developer
8 18 (12.77%) Analyst
9 16 (11.35%) Administrator
10 13 (9.22%) ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (9.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 13 (9.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (9.22%) C# Software Developer
10 13 (9.22%) C# Software Engineer
10 13 (9.22%) CRM Developer
10 13 (9.22%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 13 (9.22%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 13 (9.22%) Oracle DBA
10 13 (9.22%) Software Engineer
11 9 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (51.06%) .NET
2 47 (33.33%) CSS
2 47 (33.33%) HTML
3 45 (31.91%) ASP.NET
4 31 (21.99%) XML
5 28 (19.86%) AngularJS
6 26 (18.44%) .NET Framework
7 24 (17.02%) jQuery
8 22 (15.60%) Entity Framework
9 19 (13.48%) .NET Core
9 19 (13.48%) ASP.NET Web API
10 18 (12.77%) JSON
10 18 (12.77%) RESTful
11 17 (12.06%) Ajax
11 17 (12.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (11.35%) WPF
13 15 (10.64%) React
14 13 (9.22%) ASP.NET Core
14 13 (9.22%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 13 (9.22%) Blazor
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.28%) Replication
2 18 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (9.93%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (7.80%) Clustering
5 4 (2.84%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.84%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.84%) FMCG
5 4 (2.84%) Reinsurance
6 3 (2.13%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.13%) User Experience
7 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.71%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 35 (24.82%) Windows
2 22 (15.60%) Windows Server
3 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (9.22%) Linux
5 8 (5.67%) Oracle Linux
5 8 (5.67%) Windows Server 2019
6 7 (4.96%) Unix
6 7 (4.96%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (4.26%) Solaris
8 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.13%) HPUX
9 3 (2.13%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.13%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.13%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.71%) CentOS
10 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.28%) MVC
2 28 (19.86%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (13.48%) CRM
5 19 (13.48%) DevOps
5 19 (13.48%) ETL
6 16 (11.35%) API Development
6 16 (11.35%) OO
6 16 (11.35%) Scrum
6 16 (11.35%) TDD
6 16 (11.35%) Unit Testing
7 15 (10.64%) Performance Optimisation
8 14 (9.93%) Change Control
8 14 (9.93%) Fintech
8 14 (9.93%) Requirements Gathering
8 14 (9.93%) Software Engineering
9 13 (9.22%) Kanban
9 13 (9.22%) OOD
9 13 (9.22%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 106 (75.18%) SQL
2 73 (51.77%) C#
3 53 (37.59%) JavaScript
4 42 (29.79%) T-SQL
5 21 (14.89%) VB.NET
6 16 (11.35%) VB
7 15 (10.64%) TypeScript
8 9 (6.38%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.55%) VBScript
10 4 (2.84%) XAML
11 3 (2.13%) C++
11 3 (2.13%) PHP
12 2 (1.42%) Java
12 2 (1.42%) Python
12 2 (1.42%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.71%) VBA
13 1 (0.71%) X++
Qualifications
1 14 (9.93%) Degree
2 10 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.26%) CCNA
4 6 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.55%) MCSA
5 5 (3.55%) MCSE
6 4 (2.84%) DBS Check
7 3 (2.13%) MCDBA
7 3 (2.13%) MCT
8 2 (1.42%) HNC
8 2 (1.42%) HND
8 2 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.42%) MCITP
8 2 (1.42%) MCP
8 2 (1.42%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.18%) QA
2 5 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.13%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.13%) GDPR
3 3 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.42%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (9.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.67%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.26%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (3.55%) Firmware
5 5 (3.55%) vSphere
6 3 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.13%) XenApp
6 3 (2.13%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.42%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.71%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.71%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (3.55%) Data Guard
1 5 (3.55%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (2.13%) Backup Exec
2 3 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.13%) SCCM
3 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.42%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.71%) SCOM
4 1 (0.71%) Simpana
Vendors
1 62 (43.97%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.60%) Oracle
3 15 (10.64%) VMware
4 14 (9.93%) Google
5 13 (9.22%) Atlassian
6 9 (6.38%) Cisco
7 6 (4.26%) HP
8 5 (3.55%) Dell
8 5 (3.55%) Veeam
9 4 (2.84%) Acronis
9 4 (2.84%) MuleSoft
9 4 (2.84%) Xamarin
10 3 (2.13%) Citrix
10 3 (2.13%) JD Edwards
10 3 (2.13%) McAfee
10 3 (2.13%) Sun
11 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.71%) CommVault
12 1 (0.71%) MicroStrategy
12 1 (0.71%) Sophos