Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 338 254 180
Rank change year-on-year -84 -74 -77
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1,609 2,528 3,868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.42% 1.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.23% 4.65% 6.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,371 2,222 3,461
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £31,375 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 49,788 54,321 57,825
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.74% 30.62% 29.81%
Number of salaries quoted 40,588 44,752 49,297
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018. 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 -82 1,544 £50,000 +11.11% 198
UK excluding London -127 891 £42,500 - 138
London -5 690 £60,000 +9.09% 69
South East -110 260 £45,000 - 39
North of England -81 233 £40,000 -2.44% 38
North West -49 157 £39,000 -2.50% 25
East of England -14 134 £45,000 -5.26% 14
Midlands -92 125 £40,000 - 26
South West -1 108 £42,500 +6.25% 12
West Midlands -79 74 £40,000 - 8
Yorkshire -102 71 £40,000 -10.11% 13
East Midlands -34 49 £40,000 -5.88% 18
Wales -10 21 £42,500 +17.24% 4
Scotland -16 11 £33,000 -9.59% 5
North East -25 5 £27,500 -24.14%
Northern Ireland -1 4 £40,000 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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 1,609 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1,148 (71.35%) SQL
3 785 (48.79%) Microsoft
4 657 (40.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 626 (38.91%) .NET
6 593 (36.86%) C#
7 574 (35.67%) T-SQL
7 574 (35.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 572 (35.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 476 (29.58%) Windows
10 403 (25.05%) Finance
11 343 (21.32%) ASP.NET
12 320 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
13 319 (19.83%) Business Intelligence
14 318 (19.76%) MVC
15 291 (18.09%) JavaScript
16 290 (18.02%) Windows Server
17 289 (17.96%) HTML
18 273 (16.97%) Data Warehouse
19 266 (16.53%) CSS
20 255 (15.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 255 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
21 242 (15.04%) Problem-Solving
22 238 (14.79%) ETL
23 233 (14.48%) SQL Server 2005
24 220 (13.67%) Relational Database
25 217 (13.49%) SQL Server 2014
25 217 (13.49%) SQL Server 2016
26 200 (12.43%) PowerShell
27 198 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 157 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 135 (8.39%) IIS
3 114 (7.09%) MS Exchange
4 47 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 46 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 43 (2.67%) WebSphere
7 41 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 38 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
9 31 (1.93%) NServiceBus
9 31 (1.93%) Skype for Business
10 29 (1.80%) CMS
11 22 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 21 (1.31%) Drupal
13 16 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
13 16 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
14 13 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
16 7 (0.44%) Apache
16 7 (0.44%) WordPress
17 6 (0.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 111 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 95 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
4 20 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.62%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.062%) FreeHand
8 1 (0.062%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.12%) Elite 3E
3 14 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.87%) Markit EDM
4 10 (0.62%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 10 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.37%) Carpe Diem
5 6 (0.37%) FastStats
5 6 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.19%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.12%) Magento
8 2 (0.12%) Maximo
8 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.062%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.062%) Sage 1000
9 1 (0.062%) Sage 500
9 1 (0.062%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 255 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (4.41%) Office 365
4 22 (1.37%) SaaS
5 16 (0.99%) IaaS
6 14 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.56%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.31%) PaaS
11 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.25%) npm
12 3 (0.19%) GitHub
13 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.12%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.12%) Serverless
13 2 (0.12%) Yammer
14 1 (0.062%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 116 (7.21%) SAN
2 97 (6.03%) Firewall
3 94 (5.84%) DNS
4 73 (4.54%) DHCP
5 61 (3.79%) WAN
6 51 (3.17%) TCP/IP
7 43 (2.67%) LAN
8 40 (2.49%) VPN
9 39 (2.42%) NAS
10 30 (1.86%) HTTP
11 28 (1.74%) SMTP
11 28 (1.74%) VLAN
12 21 (1.31%) Internet
12 21 (1.31%) Intranet
12 21 (1.31%) Skype
13 19 (1.18%) Network Security
14 17 (1.06%) MPLS
15 15 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (0.75%) FTP
17 11 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,609 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 657 (40.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 574 (35.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 572 (35.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 273 (16.97%) Data Warehouse
6 255 (15.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 233 (14.48%) SQL Server 2005
8 220 (13.67%) Relational Database
9 217 (13.49%) SQL Server 2014
9 217 (13.49%) SQL Server 2016
10 100 (6.22%) Power BI
11 98 (6.09%) Oracle Database
12 75 (4.66%) MySQL
12 75 (4.66%) RDBMS
13 62 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
14 60 (3.73%) Oracle Database 10g
15 46 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 45 (2.80%) MongoDB
17 43 (2.67%) NoSQL
18 42 (2.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 190 (11.81%) Visual Studio
2 146 (9.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (2.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 32 (1.99%) NUnit
5 27 (1.68%) Bitbucket
5 27 (1.68%) ReSharper
6 22 (1.37%) Moq
6 22 (1.37%) TeamCity
7 21 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
8 19 (1.18%) Artifactory
8 19 (1.18%) NCrunch
9 17 (1.06%) JIRA
10 16 (0.99%) Git (software)
11 13 (0.81%) Selenium
12 9 (0.56%) Toad
12 9 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 8 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (0.44%) Mercurial
14 7 (0.44%) Subversion
15 6 (0.37%) MSTest
General
1 403 (25.05%) Finance
2 87 (5.41%) Banking
3 65 (4.04%) Retail
4 60 (3.73%) Legal
5 50 (3.11%) Law
6 48 (2.98%) Advertising
7 44 (2.73%) Marketing
8 38 (2.36%) Manufacturing
9 26 (1.62%) Investment Banking
10 23 (1.43%) Telecoms
11 17 (1.06%) Games
12 9 (0.56%) Back Office
12 9 (0.56%) Front Office
12 9 (0.56%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.31%) Automotive
13 5 (0.31%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.31%) French Language
14 4 (0.25%) Electronics
15 3 (0.19%) Billing
15 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 766 (47.61%) Developer
2 323 (20.07%) DBA
3 282 (17.53%) SQL DBA
4 255 (15.85%) .NET Developer
5 250 (15.54%) SQL Developer
6 204 (12.68%) C# Developer
7 182 (11.31%) Analyst
8 170 (10.57%) Administrator
9 144 (8.95%) C# .NET Developer
10 137 (8.51%) Senior Developer
11 113 (7.02%) Software Developer
12 107 (6.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 102 (6.34%) SQL Server DBA
14 83 (5.16%) Support Analyst
15 77 (4.79%) Applications Support
16 72 (4.47%) ASP.NET Developer
17 70 (4.35%) Lead Developer
18 63 (3.92%) SQL Analyst
19 62 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
20 59 (3.67%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 626 (38.91%) .NET
2 343 (21.32%) ASP.NET
3 289 (17.96%) HTML
4 266 (16.53%) CSS
5 191 (11.87%) XML
6 187 (11.62%) jQuery
7 185 (11.50%) Web Services
8 172 (10.69%) .NET Framework
9 167 (10.38%) ASP.NET Web API
10 152 (9.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 140 (8.70%) WCF
12 127 (7.89%) AngularJS
13 102 (6.34%) Entity Framework
14 93 (5.78%) Ajax
15 60 (3.73%) SOAP
16 57 (3.54%) JSON
16 57 (3.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 56 (3.48%) LINQ
18 54 (3.36%) HTML5
19 53 (3.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 115 (7.15%) Replication
2 113 (7.02%) Clustering
3 112 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (3.42%) Data Centre
4 55 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
5 48 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
5 48 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
6 46 (2.86%) Computer Science
7 38 (2.36%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.37%) Driving Licence
9 21 (1.31%) Fintech
10 20 (1.24%) Client/Server
10 20 (1.24%) EMC VMAX
11 19 (1.18%) NHS
12 18 (1.12%) Private Cloud
12 18 (1.12%) User Experience
13 15 (0.93%) Data Structures
14 14 (0.87%) FMCG
15 10 (0.62%) Blackberry
15 10 (0.62%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 476 (29.58%) Windows
2 290 (18.02%) Windows Server
3 198 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 131 (8.14%) Linux
5 127 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 70 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 64 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 58 (3.60%) Windows 10
9 43 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (2.49%) Unix
11 30 (1.86%) Solaris
12 18 (1.12%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
14 12 (0.75%) CentOS
15 8 (0.50%) Android
15 8 (0.50%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.44%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.25%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.19%) Debian
18 3 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
2 319 (19.83%) Business Intelligence
3 318 (19.76%) MVC
4 242 (15.04%) Problem-Solving
5 238 (14.79%) ETL
6 196 (12.18%) Performance Tuning
7 186 (11.56%) ITIL
8 115 (7.15%) SDLC
9 107 (6.65%) High Availability
10 102 (6.34%) Migration
11 101 (6.28%) Scrum
12 96 (5.97%) OO
13 87 (5.41%) CRM
14 82 (5.10%) Mentoring
15 73 (4.54%) TDD
16 70 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
17 68 (4.23%) Change Management
18 65 (4.04%) Web Development
19 63 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 62 (3.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,148 (71.35%) SQL
2 593 (36.86%) C#
3 574 (35.67%) T-SQL
4 291 (18.09%) JavaScript
5 200 (12.43%) PowerShell
6 119 (7.40%) VB.NET
7 93 (5.78%) VB
8 72 (4.47%) VBA
9 66 (4.10%) Java
10 40 (2.49%) Python
11 28 (1.74%) TypeScript
12 23 (1.43%) PL/SQL
13 22 (1.37%) VBScript
14 20 (1.24%) C
15 19 (1.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 14 (0.87%) ActionScript
16 14 (0.87%) ActionScript 2.0
16 14 (0.87%) Shell Script
16 14 (0.87%) XPath
17 11 (0.68%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 157 (9.76%) Degree
2 129 (8.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (2.80%) MCSE
4 33 (2.05%) MCSA
5 29 (1.80%) MCP
6 25 (1.55%) CCNA
6 25 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (1.24%) Security Cleared
8 19 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
9 18 (1.12%) SC Cleared
10 12 (0.75%) DBS Check
11 10 (0.62%) MCTS
12 9 (0.56%) HNC
12 9 (0.56%) ISEB
12 9 (0.56%) MCITP
13 8 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (0.44%) A+ Certification
14 7 (0.44%) CCNP
15 6 (0.37%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.67%) Data Quality
2 56 (3.48%) SLA
3 51 (3.17%) QA
4 26 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.68%) GDPR
5 11 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.37%) HL7
7 5 (0.31%) PMO
8 3 (0.19%) DICOM
9 2 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.12%) TickIT
10 1 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.062%) EMIR
10 1 (0.062%) MiFID
10 1 (0.062%) WCAG
System Software
1 183 (11.37%) Active Directory
2 105 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (3.36%) vSphere
4 51 (3.17%) Hyper-V
4 51 (3.17%) XenApp
5 29 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (1.24%) XenDesktop
8 17 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (0.68%) DFS Replication
10 9 (0.56%) Terminal Server
11 8 (0.50%) MetaFrame
11 8 (0.50%) XenServer
12 4 (0.25%) HDFS
12 4 (0.25%) OpenAM
13 3 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.12%) Docker
14 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 45 (2.80%) SCCM
2 33 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
3 17 (1.06%) Backup Exec
4 16 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
5 15 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 13 (0.81%) Control-M
6 13 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 11 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
8 10 (0.62%) NetBackup
8 10 (0.62%) Puppet
9 9 (0.56%) Oracle ZFS
9 9 (0.56%) SCOM
9 9 (0.56%) SCVMM
10 8 (0.50%) Ansible
10 8 (0.50%) Data Guard
11 7 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
11 7 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (0.44%) Simpana
11 7 (0.44%) SQL Sentry
12 6 (0.37%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 785 (48.79%) Microsoft
2 183 (11.37%) Oracle
3 154 (9.57%) VMware
4 83 (5.16%) Citrix
5 72 (4.47%) Cisco
6 58 (3.60%) HP
7 51 (3.17%) Red Hat
8 43 (2.67%) EMC
8 43 (2.67%) Informatica
9 31 (1.93%) ServiceNow
10 30 (1.86%) BMC
11 29 (1.80%) Tableau
12 28 (1.74%) Xamarin
13 27 (1.68%) NetApp
14 24 (1.49%) CommVault
14 24 (1.49%) Veeam
15 23 (1.43%) CheckPoint
15 23 (1.43%) SAP
15 23 (1.43%) Sybase
16 22 (1.37%) McAfee