Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 270 179 105
Rank change year-on-year -91 -74 -32
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2235 3728 6062
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.96% 2.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.13% 6.63% 8.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1975 3312 5280
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 54109 56256 68994
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.24% 29.63% 31.50%
Number of salaries quoted 44517 48077 58103
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -98 2142 £45,500 +1.11% 76
UK excluding London -64 1456 £42,500 +6.25% 53
London -120 743 £52,500 +5.00% 25
South East -35 489 £45,000 - 9
North of England -83 422 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Midlands -56 241 £40,000 - 9
Yorkshire -44 204 £45,000 +12.50% 13
North West -84 203 £40,000 - 6
West Midlands -21 195 £40,000 +6.67% 5
East of England -97 129 £48,750 +14.71% 7
South West -43 122 £40,750 +5.84% 6
East Midlands -59 46 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Wales -25 32 £37,500 +7.14%
North East -1 15 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Scotland -21 15 £41,250 +10.00% 2
Northern Ireland -19 6 £28,250 +20.21%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 2235 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1598 (71.50%) SQL
3 1208 (54.05%) Microsoft
4 1034 (46.26%) .NET
5 966 (43.22%) C#
6 799 (35.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 739 (33.06%) T-SQL
8 721 (32.26%) Windows
9 716 (32.04%) SQL Server 2012
10 715 (31.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 695 (31.10%) ASP.NET
12 679 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
13 639 (28.59%) MVC
14 558 (24.97%) JavaScript
15 506 (22.64%) HTML
16 501 (22.42%) Finance
17 435 (19.46%) ASP.NET MVC
18 432 (19.33%) Business Intelligence
19 401 (17.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 396 (17.72%) Windows Server
21 376 (16.82%) jQuery
22 368 (16.47%) .NET Framework
23 354 (15.84%) SQL Server 2005
24 345 (15.44%) CSS
25 336 (15.03%) ETL
26 329 (14.72%) Visual Studio
27 313 (14.00%) Performance Tuning
28 302 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
29 299 (13.38%) Microsoft Azure
30 296 (13.24%) SQL Server 2014

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
1 268 (11.99%) IIS
2 174 (7.79%) MS Exchange
3 172 (7.70%) SharePoint
4 97 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 77 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
6 64 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 42 (1.88%) CMS
8 40 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 39 (1.74%) Apache
10 31 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
11 29 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
12 27 (1.21%) Tomcat
13 24 (1.07%) Skype for Business
14 15 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (0.63%) Drupal
16 13 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
16 13 (0.58%) SAS
16 13 (0.58%) Umbraco
17 12 (0.54%) WordPress
18 10 (0.45%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 78 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 78 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.31%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.22%) SPSS
5 4 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.089%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 44 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 14 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.58%) Northgate Housing
5 12 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (0.27%) assyst
8 5 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.18%) nopCommerce
10 3 (0.13%) Epicor Tropos
10 3 (0.13%) FastStats
10 3 (0.13%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.13%) RMDS
10 3 (0.13%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.13%) thinkFolio
11 1 (0.045%) Adobe Campaign
11 1 (0.045%) FastStats PeopleStage
11 1 (0.045%) Oracle BPM
11 1 (0.045%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 299 (13.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (5.55%) Amazon AWS
3 98 (4.38%) Office 365
4 33 (1.48%) IaaS
5 29 (1.30%) SaaS
6 20 (0.89%) PaaS
7 16 (0.72%) Bluemix
7 16 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
8 15 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
8 15 (0.67%) GitHub
9 12 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
10 11 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.45%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
13 7 (0.31%) Azure Machine Learning
14 5 (0.22%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.22%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
16 3 (0.13%) BlueKai
16 3 (0.13%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 136 (6.09%) SAN
2 135 (6.04%) Firewall
3 119 (5.32%) DNS
4 108 (4.83%) DHCP
5 91 (4.07%) TCP/IP
6 70 (3.13%) LAN
7 68 (3.04%) Internet
8 66 (2.95%) WAN
9 54 (2.42%) VLAN
9 54 (2.42%) VPN
10 40 (1.79%) Intranet
11 34 (1.52%) VoIP
12 26 (1.16%) MPLS
13 23 (1.03%) iSCSI
14 18 (0.81%) NAS
15 17 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (0.72%) Skype
17 15 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
18 14 (0.63%) HTTP
18 14 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2235 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 799 (35.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 716 (32.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 715 (31.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 401 (17.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 354 (15.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 296 (13.24%) SQL Server 2014
8 287 (12.84%) Data Warehouse
9 233 (10.43%) SQL Server 2016
10 136 (6.09%) Relational Database
11 125 (5.59%) MySQL
12 117 (5.23%) MongoDB
13 99 (4.43%) NoSQL
14 93 (4.16%) Power BI
15 92 (4.12%) Oracle Database
16 85 (3.80%) QlikView
17 79 (3.53%) OLAP
18 60 (2.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 56 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
20 54 (2.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 329 (14.72%) Visual Studio
2 282 (12.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 100 (4.47%) Git (software)
4 97 (4.34%) NUnit
5 69 (3.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 54 (2.42%) TeamCity
7 49 (2.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 35 (1.57%) JIRA
8 35 (1.57%) Subversion
9 25 (1.12%) Jenkins
10 22 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 18 (0.81%) MSTest
12 16 (0.72%) JSUnit
13 10 (0.45%) MSBuild
13 10 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (0.40%) Mercurial
15 7 (0.31%) MSI
15 7 (0.31%) Visual Studio Code
16 6 (0.27%) Moq
17 5 (0.22%) ERwin
General
1 501 (22.42%) Finance
2 120 (5.37%) Retail
3 112 (5.01%) Banking
4 110 (4.92%) Marketing
5 90 (4.03%) Manufacturing
6 74 (3.31%) Electronics
7 71 (3.18%) Telecoms
8 48 (2.15%) Legal
9 45 (2.01%) Front Office
10 35 (1.57%) Publishing
11 34 (1.52%) Back Office
12 31 (1.39%) Advertising
13 27 (1.21%) Financial Institution
14 25 (1.12%) Investment Banking
15 20 (0.89%) Automotive
16 19 (0.85%) Law
17 13 (0.58%) Games
17 13 (0.58%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
19 6 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1194 (53.42%) Developer
2 514 (23.00%) .NET Developer
3 390 (17.45%) DBA
4 380 (17.00%) C# Developer
5 376 (16.82%) SQL Developer
6 353 (15.79%) SQL DBA
7 290 (12.98%) C# .NET Developer
8 265 (11.86%) Senior Developer
9 219 (9.80%) Analyst
10 199 (8.90%) Administrator
11 175 (7.83%) Software Developer
12 161 (7.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 155 (6.94%) SQL Server DBA
14 151 (6.76%) ASP.NET Developer
15 146 (6.53%) Senior .NET Developer
16 129 (5.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 123 (5.50%) SSIS Developer
18 113 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 112 (5.01%) SQL Server Developer
20 109 (4.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1034 (46.26%) .NET
2 695 (31.10%) ASP.NET
3 506 (22.64%) HTML
4 435 (19.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 376 (16.82%) jQuery
6 368 (16.47%) .NET Framework
7 345 (15.44%) CSS
8 263 (11.77%) XML
9 255 (11.41%) WCF
10 250 (11.19%) Web Services
11 243 (10.87%) AngularJS
12 225 (10.07%) HTML5
13 221 (9.89%) ASP.NET Web API
14 215 (9.62%) Ajax
15 202 (9.04%) Entity Framework
16 142 (6.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 139 (6.22%) WPF
18 118 (5.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 118 (5.28%) LINQ
19 106 (4.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 215 (9.62%) Clustering
2 172 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
3 128 (5.73%) Computer Science
4 115 (5.15%) Replication
5 62 (2.77%) User Experience
6 58 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 51 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
8 44 (1.97%) Data Centre
9 29 (1.30%) FMCG
10 25 (1.12%) Client/Server
11 24 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
11 24 (1.07%) Fintech
12 23 (1.03%) N-Tier
13 20 (0.89%) Data Structures
14 19 (0.85%) Equities
14 19 (0.85%) Virtual Team
15 16 (0.72%) Fixed Income
16 15 (0.67%) Reinsurance
17 14 (0.63%) EMC VMAX
18 13 (0.58%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 721 (32.26%) Windows
2 396 (17.72%) Windows Server
3 302 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 200 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 166 (7.43%) Windows 7
6 148 (6.62%) Linux
7 95 (4.25%) Windows 10
8 88 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (2.33%) Windows 8
10 28 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (1.21%) Unix
12 25 (1.12%) Apple iOS
13 19 (0.85%) Android
13 19 (0.85%) Windows XP
14 17 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
15 13 (0.58%) Ubuntu
15 13 (0.58%) Windows Phone
15 13 (0.58%) Windows Phone 8
16 10 (0.45%) CentOS
17 7 (0.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
2 639 (28.59%) MVC
3 432 (19.33%) Business Intelligence
4 336 (15.03%) ETL
5 313 (14.00%) Performance Tuning
6 274 (12.26%) TDD
7 207 (9.26%) Scrum
8 199 (8.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 197 (8.81%) ITIL
10 180 (8.05%) Web Development
11 176 (7.87%) High Availability
12 168 (7.52%) Mentoring
13 163 (7.29%) SDLC
14 151 (6.76%) Software Engineering
15 129 (5.77%) Migration
16 114 (5.10%) OO
17 113 (5.06%) Unit Testing
18 108 (4.83%) Data Modelling
19 107 (4.79%) CRM
20 103 (4.61%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 1598 (71.50%) SQL
2 966 (43.22%) C#
3 739 (33.06%) T-SQL
4 558 (24.97%) JavaScript
5 193 (8.64%) PowerShell
6 129 (5.77%) VB.NET
7 59 (2.64%) VB
8 44 (1.97%) PL/SQL
9 40 (1.79%) Java
10 37 (1.66%) VBScript
11 32 (1.43%) VBA
12 30 (1.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 29 (1.30%) TypeScript
14 26 (1.16%) PHP
15 19 (0.85%) C
16 15 (0.67%) Perl
17 14 (0.63%) Bash Shell
17 14 (0.63%) Shell Script
18 12 (0.54%) R
19 11 (0.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 220 (9.84%) Degree
2 214 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 61 (2.73%) MCITP
3 61 (2.73%) MCSE
4 56 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (2.46%) MCSA
6 54 (2.42%) CCNA
7 52 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 43 (1.92%) MCP
9 32 (1.43%) Security Cleared
10 31 (1.39%) MCTS
11 26 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (0.98%) MCSD
13 21 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
14 20 (0.89%) MCAD
15 19 (0.85%) SC Cleared
16 15 (0.67%) CCAA
17 13 (0.58%) ISEB
18 12 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 11 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (5.23%) QA
2 101 (4.52%) SLA
3 45 (2.01%) Data Quality
4 44 (1.97%) PCI DSS
5 31 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.58%) GDPR
7 11 (0.49%) PMO
8 9 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.13%) GAMP
9 3 (0.13%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.089%) HL7
10 2 (0.089%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.045%) MiFID
11 1 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 292 (13.06%) Active Directory
2 175 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (5.46%) Hyper-V
4 48 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
4 48 (2.15%) vSphere
5 45 (2.01%) XenApp
6 28 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
7 22 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.49%) Terminal Services
8 11 (0.49%) XenDesktop
8 11 (0.49%) XenServer
9 10 (0.45%) Docker
9 10 (0.45%) KVM
9 10 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.27%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.13%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.089%) UAG
Systems Management
1 77 (3.45%) SCCM
2 45 (2.01%) Microsoft Clustering
3 40 (1.79%) SCOM
4 29 (1.30%) Perfmon
5 23 (1.03%) Backup Exec
6 21 (0.94%) Ansible
6 21 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
7 19 (0.85%) vCenter Server
8 18 (0.81%) WSUS
9 15 (0.67%) NetBackup
9 15 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
10 12 (0.54%) SCOrch
10 12 (0.54%) Simpana
10 12 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 11 (0.49%) Puppet
12 9 (0.40%) ZABBIX
13 8 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.36%) Nagios
14 7 (0.31%) DameWare
14 7 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1208 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 243 (10.87%) VMware
3 192 (8.59%) Oracle
4 145 (6.49%) Cisco
5 105 (4.70%) Citrix
6 93 (4.16%) SAP
7 90 (4.03%) HP
8 52 (2.33%) Cognos
9 49 (2.19%) Tableau
10 45 (2.01%) IBM
11 37 (1.66%) Red Hat
11 37 (1.66%) Telerik
11 37 (1.66%) Veeam
12 36 (1.61%) CommVault
13 32 (1.43%) EMC
14 30 (1.34%) SolarWinds
15 27 (1.21%) Sophos
15 27 (1.21%) Symantec
16 26 (1.16%) McAfee
16 26 (1.16%) RedGate