Period
to 25 February 2021

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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 619 545 383
Rank change year-on-year -74 -162 -53
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 199 561 1,229
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.45% 0.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.00% 1.68% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 215 495 1,081
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £63,250 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +5.88% +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 19,901 33,361 43,364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.86% 27.02% 28.84%
Number of salaries quoted 16,500 27,602 36,035
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +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 25 February 2021.

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 25 February 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
England -69 173 £47,500 -5.00% 32
UK excluding London +18 122 £42,000 -6.67% 23
London +7 71 £60,000 +9.09% 11
South East +78 39 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Work from Home -78 29 £46,000 +15.00% 9
Midlands +46 25 £47,500 +11.76% 5
North of England -9 23 £44,000 +2.33% 6
Scotland +48 17 £37,500 -42.31% 2
East Midlands +42 16 £47,500 +18.75% 1
South West +29 13 £40,625 -9.72% 2
Yorkshire +32 12 £44,000 +2.33%
West Midlands +49 8 £41,750 -12.11% 4
North West +6 8 £47,500 +21.02% 6
Wales +35 4 £34,500 -16.36%
North East +8 3 £37,500 -21.05%
East of England +84 1 £34,000 -9.33%

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 199 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 136 (68.34%) .NET
3 128 (64.32%) C#
4 120 (60.30%) SQL
5 76 (38.19%) Microsoft
6 72 (36.18%) ASP.NET
7 70 (35.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 60 (30.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 59 (29.65%) JavaScript
10 55 (27.64%) Windows
11 54 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (24.12%) IIS
13 47 (23.62%) HTML
13 47 (23.62%) CSS
14 46 (23.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 45 (22.61%) MVC
16 44 (22.11%) T-SQL
17 41 (20.60%) XML
18 39 (19.60%) Software Engineering
19 38 (19.10%) Azure
20 37 (18.59%) VB.NET
21 35 (17.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 33 (16.58%) WinForms
22 33 (16.58%) SQL Server 2014
22 33 (16.58%) Dynamics 365
23 32 (16.08%) Windows Server
23 32 (16.08%) VB
24 29 (14.57%) Visual Studio
24 29 (14.57%) CRM
24 29 (14.57%) SharePoint

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 48 (24.12%) IIS
2 29 (14.57%) SharePoint
3 14 (7.04%) MS Exchange
4 10 (5.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (4.02%) Confluence
7 4 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.01%) Drupal
7 4 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.01%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.51%) Red Hat Fuse
8 3 (1.51%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.01%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.50%) SAS
10 1 (0.50%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 29 (14.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (13.57%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (8.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (2.01%) Bond Adapt
5 3 (1.51%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.50%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 38 (19.10%) Azure
2 33 (16.58%) Dynamics 365
3 18 (9.05%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (3.02%) Mimecast
4 6 (3.02%) Power Platform
5 3 (1.51%) AWS
6 2 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.50%) Power Automate
7 1 (0.50%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.02%) VPN
2 7 (3.52%) MPLS
2 7 (3.52%) SAN
3 6 (3.02%) BGP
3 6 (3.02%) iSCSI
3 6 (3.02%) Kerberos
3 6 (3.02%) VLAN
4 5 (2.51%) Firewall
4 5 (2.51%) LAN
4 5 (2.51%) WAN
5 2 (1.01%) DNS
5 2 (1.01%) HTTP
5 2 (1.01%) SMTP
6 1 (0.50%) DHCP
6 1 (0.50%) FTP
6 1 (0.50%) SSH
6 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 70 (35.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 60 (30.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 46 (23.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (17.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (16.58%) SQL Server 2014
7 24 (12.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (9.05%) SQL Server 2016
9 17 (8.54%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (5.03%) DTS
10 10 (5.03%) Oracle Database
10 10 (5.03%) SQL Server 2000
11 9 (4.52%) SQL Server 2019
12 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (3.02%) Power BI
14 5 (2.51%) Tableau
15 4 (2.01%) Big Data
15 4 (2.01%) Oracle Database 12c
16 3 (1.51%) Oracle BI EE
16 3 (1.51%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 29 (14.57%) Visual Studio
2 27 (13.57%) TeamCity
3 25 (12.56%) Git (software)
4 21 (10.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 12 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (4.02%) Bitbucket
6 8 (4.02%) JIRA
6 8 (4.02%) MSTest
6 8 (4.02%) NUnit
6 8 (4.02%) SpecFlow
6 8 (4.02%) Subversion
7 6 (3.02%) ReSharper
7 6 (3.02%) YouTrack
8 4 (2.01%) PowerBuilder
8 4 (2.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.50%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (12.06%) Finance
2 8 (4.02%) Back Office
2 8 (4.02%) Public Sector
3 6 (3.02%) Retail
4 4 (2.01%) Advertising
4 4 (2.01%) Front Office
5 3 (1.51%) Automotive
5 3 (1.51%) Publishing
6 2 (1.01%) Law
6 2 (1.01%) Legal
7 1 (0.50%) Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Local Government
7 1 (0.50%) Marketing
7 1 (0.50%) Police
Job Titles
1 120 (60.30%) Developer
2 55 (27.64%) .NET Developer
3 50 (25.13%) C# Developer
4 26 (13.07%) C# .NET Developer
4 26 (13.07%) CRM Developer
4 26 (13.07%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 24 (12.06%) Analyst
6 23 (11.56%) Software Developer
7 20 (10.05%) Software Engineer
8 19 (9.55%) C# Software Engineer
8 19 (9.55%) DBA
9 17 (8.54%) C# Software Developer
9 17 (8.54%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 15 (7.54%) Administrator
11 13 (6.53%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (6.03%) SQL DBA
13 11 (5.53%) Support Analyst
14 10 (5.03%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 10 (5.03%) Data Analyst
14 10 (5.03%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (68.34%) .NET
2 72 (36.18%) ASP.NET
3 47 (23.62%) CSS
3 47 (23.62%) HTML
4 41 (20.60%) XML
5 33 (16.58%) WinForms
6 28 (14.07%) jQuery
7 25 (12.56%) .NET Framework
8 24 (12.06%) HTML5
9 23 (11.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (9.05%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 18 (9.05%) EDI
11 17 (8.54%) Entity Framework
12 15 (7.54%) AngularJS
12 15 (7.54%) JSON
13 14 (7.04%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (6.03%) REST
14 12 (6.03%) WPF
15 11 (5.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 10 (5.03%) React
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.57%) Self-Motivation
2 26 (13.07%) Replication
3 18 (9.05%) User Experience
4 14 (7.04%) Clustering
5 13 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.02%) Reinsurance
6 6 (3.02%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.01%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.01%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.51%) FMCG
8 3 (1.51%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.50%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 55 (27.64%) Windows
2 32 (16.08%) Windows Server
3 19 (9.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (9.05%) Linux
5 13 (6.53%) AIX
5 13 (6.53%) CentOS
6 7 (3.52%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (3.52%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (2.01%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (2.01%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.51%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.50%) VMS
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (22.61%) MVC
3 39 (19.60%) Software Engineering
4 29 (14.57%) CRM
4 29 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (14.07%) Business Intelligence
5 28 (14.07%) Change Control
5 28 (14.07%) OO
6 27 (13.57%) DevOps
7 26 (13.07%) OOD
8 21 (10.55%) OOP
9 20 (10.05%) E-Commerce
9 20 (10.05%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (9.55%) Performance Tuning
11 18 (9.05%) Web Development
12 14 (7.04%) ETL
13 13 (6.53%) OWASP
13 13 (6.53%) Scrum
14 12 (6.03%) Proactive Monitoring
15 11 (5.53%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 128 (64.32%) C#
2 120 (60.30%) SQL
3 59 (29.65%) JavaScript
4 44 (22.11%) T-SQL
5 37 (18.59%) VB.NET
6 32 (16.08%) VB
7 16 (8.04%) TypeScript
8 6 (3.02%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.51%) C
9 5 (2.51%) VB6
10 3 (1.51%) VBScript
10 3 (1.51%) X++
10 3 (1.51%) XAML
11 2 (1.01%) Python
12 1 (0.50%) C++
12 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.50%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (6.03%) SC Cleared
1 12 (6.03%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.52%) Degree
3 6 (3.02%) CCNA
3 6 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (2.01%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.01%) MCDBA
6 2 (1.01%) MCT
6 2 (1.01%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.06%) QA
2 18 (9.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (4.02%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (9.55%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.52%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.02%) Firmware
4 6 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.51%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.50%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.50%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.50%) vSphere
6 1 (0.50%) XenApp
6 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (6.53%) Puppet
2 8 (4.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (3.52%) SCCM
4 4 (2.01%) Data Guard
4 4 (2.01%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.50%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.50%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.50%) SCOM
6 1 (0.50%) Simpana
Vendors
1 76 (38.19%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.04%) Oracle
3 14 (7.04%) VMware
4 9 (4.52%) Cisco
5 8 (4.02%) Atlassian
5 8 (4.02%) Google
6 6 (3.02%) DevExpress
6 6 (3.02%) HP
6 6 (3.02%) QAD
7 4 (2.01%) Acronis
7 4 (2.01%) IBM
7 4 (2.01%) Lotus
7 4 (2.01%) MuleSoft
7 4 (2.01%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.01%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.01%) Sophos
9 1 (0.50%) Gemalto
9 1 (0.50%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.50%) RedGate