Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 170 98
Rank change year-on-year -69 -72 -32
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2606 4080 6566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 2.07% 3.01%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.82% 6.90% 9.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2309 3631 5835
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £28,690
90th Percentile £66,336 £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 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 54097 59129 69289
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.73% 30.01% 31.77%
Number of salaries quoted 44898 50490 58447
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -72 2491 £45,000 - 130
UK excluding London -41 1719 £42,500 +6.25% 93
London -109 855 £57,500 +9.52% 41
South East +7 519 £45,000 - 23
North of England -60 509 £40,000 - 39
Midlands -23 308 £42,500 +6.25% 11
North West -57 267 £40,000 - 22
Yorkshire -41 229 £43,375 +11.22% 17
West Midlands -4 198 £40,000 +6.67% 9
East of England -70 191 £47,500 +11.76% 9
South West -61 112 £40,000 +4.58% 8
East Midlands -18 110 £42,500 - 2
Wales -9 41 £37,500 +5.63% 2
Scotland -9 32 £36,500 -18.89% 2
North East -3 13 £36,500 -3.69%
Northern Ireland - 7 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2606 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1832 (70.30%) SQL
3 1407 (53.99%) Microsoft
4 1245 (47.77%) .NET
5 1158 (44.44%) C#
6 924 (35.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 871 (33.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 813 (31.20%) T-SQL
9 810 (31.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 806 (30.93%) Windows
11 796 (30.54%) ASP.NET
12 719 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
13 677 (25.98%) MVC
14 628 (24.10%) JavaScript
15 610 (23.41%) Finance
16 599 (22.99%) HTML
17 569 (21.83%) Business Intelligence
18 514 (19.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 505 (19.38%) CSS
20 484 (18.57%) SQL Server 2005
21 474 (18.19%) ASP.NET MVC
22 451 (17.31%) Windows Server
23 417 (16.00%) jQuery
24 400 (15.35%) SQL Server 2014
25 394 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
26 392 (15.04%) Visual Studio
27 391 (15.00%) .NET Framework
28 356 (13.66%) ETL
29 352 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
30 346 (13.28%) Active Directory

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
1 267 (10.25%) IIS
2 259 (9.94%) MS Exchange
3 193 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 153 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 97 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 84 (3.22%) BizTalk Server
7 83 (3.18%) CMS
8 64 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 50 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
10 47 (1.80%) Umbraco
11 36 (1.38%) Apache
11 36 (1.38%) EPiServer
12 26 (1.00%) Skype for Business
13 25 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
14 24 (0.92%) Drupal
14 24 (0.92%) Tomcat
15 19 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
16 18 (0.69%) SAS
17 17 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
18 13 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 128 (4.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 125 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.23%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.23%) SPSS
6 2 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.038%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 73 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 19 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
5 8 (0.31%) Northgate Housing
5 8 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 6 (0.23%) nopCommerce
7 5 (0.19%) assyst
8 4 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.15%) FastStats
8 4 (0.15%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.12%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.12%) Sage 50
9 3 (0.12%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.077%) Epicor Tropos
10 2 (0.077%) Magento
11 1 (0.038%) ION MarketView
11 1 (0.038%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 324 (12.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
3 92 (3.53%) Office 365
4 40 (1.53%) SaaS
5 35 (1.34%) PaaS
6 31 (1.19%) IaaS
7 21 (0.81%) GitHub
8 13 (0.50%) Bluemix
8 13 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
9 10 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.38%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
10 9 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
11 8 (0.31%) Azure Machine Learning
12 5 (0.19%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.19%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.15%) Basecamp
14 3 (0.12%) BlueKai
14 3 (0.12%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 187 (7.18%) SAN
2 161 (6.18%) Firewall
3 141 (5.41%) DNS
4 133 (5.10%) DHCP
5 110 (4.22%) TCP/IP
6 86 (3.30%) WAN
7 76 (2.92%) LAN
8 71 (2.72%) VPN
9 69 (2.65%) Internet
10 53 (2.03%) Intranet
11 46 (1.77%) VoIP
12 44 (1.69%) VLAN
13 31 (1.19%) NAS
14 29 (1.11%) MPLS
15 27 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
15 27 (1.04%) SMTP
16 25 (0.96%) HTTP
17 24 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
17 24 (0.92%) iSCSI
18 20 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2606 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 924 (35.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 871 (33.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 810 (31.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 514 (19.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 484 (18.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 400 (15.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 352 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
9 206 (7.90%) SQL Server 2016
10 153 (5.87%) MySQL
11 138 (5.30%) Relational Database
12 130 (4.99%) Power BI
13 114 (4.37%) MongoDB
13 114 (4.37%) NoSQL
14 96 (3.68%) QlikView
15 80 (3.07%) OLAP
16 72 (2.76%) SQL Server 2000
17 70 (2.69%) RDBMS
18 64 (2.46%) Big Data
18 64 (2.46%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 392 (15.04%) Visual Studio
2 272 (10.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 125 (4.80%) Git (software)
4 95 (3.65%) NUnit
5 62 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
5 62 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 60 (2.30%) TeamCity
7 42 (1.61%) Subversion
8 37 (1.42%) JIRA
9 32 (1.23%) MSTest
10 20 (0.77%) Jenkins
11 18 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 13 (0.50%) JSUnit
13 12 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
14 11 (0.42%) Mercurial
14 11 (0.42%) Moq
15 8 (0.31%) Bugzilla
15 8 (0.31%) Trac
15 8 (0.31%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
16 6 (0.23%) NSubstitute
General
1 610 (23.41%) Finance
2 192 (7.37%) Banking
3 131 (5.03%) Marketing
4 128 (4.91%) Retail
5 104 (3.99%) Manufacturing
6 100 (3.84%) Legal
7 80 (3.07%) Electronics
8 79 (3.03%) Telecoms
9 59 (2.26%) Investment Banking
10 49 (1.88%) Front Office
11 42 (1.61%) Back Office
12 41 (1.57%) Law
13 38 (1.46%) Publishing
14 34 (1.30%) Advertising
15 30 (1.15%) Financial Institution
16 17 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.46%) Automotive
18 9 (0.35%) Billing
18 9 (0.35%) Games
19 8 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1441 (55.30%) Developer
2 635 (24.37%) .NET Developer
3 475 (18.23%) C# Developer
4 462 (17.73%) SQL Developer
5 410 (15.73%) DBA
6 377 (14.47%) SQL DBA
7 354 (13.58%) C# .NET Developer
8 255 (9.79%) Senior Developer
9 242 (9.29%) Analyst
10 216 (8.29%) Administrator
10 216 (8.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 189 (7.25%) ASP.NET Developer
12 164 (6.29%) SQL Server DBA
13 163 (6.25%) SSIS Developer
14 160 (6.14%) SQL Server Developer
15 159 (6.10%) Software Developer
16 147 (5.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 124 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
18 121 (4.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 113 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1245 (47.77%) .NET
2 796 (30.54%) ASP.NET
3 599 (22.99%) HTML
4 505 (19.38%) CSS
5 474 (18.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 417 (16.00%) jQuery
7 391 (15.00%) .NET Framework
8 333 (12.78%) XML
9 307 (11.78%) Web Services
10 270 (10.36%) WCF
11 253 (9.71%) Ajax
12 252 (9.67%) AngularJS
13 218 (8.37%) HTML5
14 217 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 200 (7.67%) Entity Framework
16 150 (5.76%) WPF
17 129 (4.95%) LINQ
17 129 (4.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 126 (4.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 121 (4.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 210 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 192 (7.37%) Clustering
3 144 (5.53%) Replication
4 121 (4.64%) Computer Science
5 86 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
6 72 (2.76%) Management Information System
7 60 (2.30%) User Experience
8 44 (1.69%) Data Centre
9 33 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
9 33 (1.27%) FMCG
10 29 (1.11%) Mobile App
11 27 (1.04%) Fixed Income
12 26 (1.00%) N-Tier
13 23 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (0.81%) iPad
15 20 (0.77%) Client/Server
16 18 (0.69%) NHS
17 17 (0.65%) Data Structures
17 17 (0.65%) Driving Licence
17 17 (0.65%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 806 (30.93%) Windows
2 451 (17.31%) Windows Server
3 394 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 295 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 153 (5.87%) Linux
6 148 (5.68%) Windows 7
7 106 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 67 (2.57%) Windows 10
8 67 (2.57%) Windows 8
9 36 (1.38%) Apple iOS
10 34 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (1.27%) Windows XP
12 31 (1.19%) Android
13 29 (1.11%) Unix
14 22 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
15 14 (0.54%) Windows Phone
16 13 (0.50%) Windows Phone 8
17 11 (0.42%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
19 6 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 677 (25.98%) MVC
3 569 (21.83%) Business Intelligence
4 356 (13.66%) ETL
5 319 (12.24%) Performance Tuning
6 256 (9.82%) TDD
7 226 (8.67%) Mentoring
8 223 (8.56%) Scrum
9 212 (8.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 210 (8.06%) ITIL
11 201 (7.71%) High Availability
12 193 (7.41%) Web Development
13 191 (7.33%) SDLC
14 155 (5.95%) Migration
15 140 (5.37%) Software Engineering
16 129 (4.95%) CRM
16 129 (4.95%) Unit Testing
17 128 (4.91%) OO
18 119 (4.57%) Data Modelling
19 111 (4.26%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1832 (70.30%) SQL
2 1158 (44.44%) C#
3 813 (31.20%) T-SQL
4 628 (24.10%) JavaScript
5 250 (9.59%) PowerShell
6 183 (7.02%) VB.NET
7 89 (3.42%) VB
8 65 (2.49%) Java
9 54 (2.07%) VBScript
10 52 (2.00%) VBA
11 40 (1.53%) PL/SQL
12 38 (1.46%) PHP
13 27 (1.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 26 (1.00%) TypeScript
15 22 (0.84%) Perl
16 18 (0.69%) C
17 17 (0.65%) Python
18 16 (0.61%) C++
19 11 (0.42%) R
20 10 (0.38%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 276 (10.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 248 (9.52%) Degree
3 92 (3.53%) MCSE
4 87 (3.34%) MCITP
4 87 (3.34%) MCSA
5 60 (2.30%) MCP
6 53 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 44 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (1.61%) MCTS
9 41 (1.57%) Security Cleared
10 37 (1.42%) CCNA
11 29 (1.11%) SC Cleared
12 25 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (0.50%) CCAA
15 13 (0.50%) Master's Degree
16 12 (0.46%) HND
17 11 (0.42%) MCSD
18 10 (0.38%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (4.64%) QA
2 101 (3.88%) SLA
3 46 (1.77%) Data Quality
4 42 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 33 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.77%) GDPR
7 19 (0.73%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 7 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.12%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.12%) PMO
11 2 (0.077%) GAMP
11 2 (0.077%) HL7
11 2 (0.077%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.038%) MiFID
System Software
1 346 (13.28%) Active Directory
2 176 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 79 (3.03%) vSphere
5 59 (2.26%) XenApp
6 39 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (0.88%) XenServer
9 18 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
10 17 (0.65%) Docker
10 17 (0.65%) Terminal Services
10 17 (0.65%) XenDesktop
11 15 (0.58%) KVM
12 12 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.23%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.23%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.15%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.077%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 85 (3.26%) SCCM
2 58 (2.23%) SCOM
3 34 (1.30%) Perfmon
4 30 (1.15%) WSUS
5 21 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
6 19 (0.73%) Backup Exec
6 19 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 18 (0.69%) SCSM
8 17 (0.65%) DameWare
8 17 (0.65%) NetBackup
8 17 (0.65%) vCenter Server
9 16 (0.61%) Control-M
9 16 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
10 14 (0.54%) Ansible
10 14 (0.54%) ZABBIX
11 13 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 9 (0.35%) Opsview
14 8 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1407 (53.99%) Microsoft
2 283 (10.86%) VMware
3 205 (7.87%) Oracle
4 146 (5.60%) Cisco
5 117 (4.49%) Citrix
6 115 (4.41%) SAP
7 109 (4.18%) HP
8 69 (2.65%) Tableau
9 60 (2.30%) NetApp
10 56 (2.15%) Cognos
11 55 (2.11%) IBM
12 39 (1.50%) Xamarin
13 36 (1.38%) Telerik
14 35 (1.34%) EMC
15 34 (1.30%) Symantec
16 32 (1.23%) SonicWALL
16 32 (1.23%) Veeam
17 27 (1.04%) Red Hat
18 26 (1.00%) Sitecore
18 26 (1.00%) Sybase