Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 353 307 191
Rank change year-on-year -46 -116 -75
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1,324 1,822 3,312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.05% 1.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.06% 3.45% 6.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,125 1,608 2,896
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% -4.44%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £64,125
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 43,307 52,840 53,100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.65% 30.51% 29.86%
Number of salaries quoted 35,590 43,763 45,440
UK median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 -43 1,246 £50,000 +11.11% 172
UK excluding London -79 733 £42,500 - 134
London -7 535 £57,500 +11.65% 48
South East -37 256 £45,000 - 34
North of England -21 228 £40,000 -5.88% 43
North West +15 146 £40,000 - 25
Midlands -37 109 £41,250 +3.13% 25
Yorkshire -39 80 £40,000 -11.11% 16
West Midlands -33 62 £45,000 +12.50% 16
East of England -30 58 £45,000 -5.26% 8
South West -34 58 £43,750 +9.38% 14
East Midlands +11 46 £40,000 +6.67% 9
Scotland +4 12 £27,500 -31.25% 7
Wales +2 11 £43,750 +18.24% 2
North East +4 3 £25,437 -29.34% 2
Northern Ireland -10 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 1,324 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 969 (73.19%) SQL
3 622 (46.98%) Microsoft
4 553 (41.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 494 (37.31%) .NET
6 445 (33.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 444 (33.53%) T-SQL
8 441 (33.31%) C#
9 431 (32.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 424 (32.02%) Windows
11 299 (22.58%) Finance
12 288 (21.75%) ASP.NET
13 277 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
14 275 (20.77%) Windows Server
15 256 (19.34%) Business Intelligence
16 239 (18.05%) MVC
17 234 (17.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 228 (17.22%) HTML
19 219 (16.54%) Microsoft Azure
20 201 (15.18%) Data Warehouse
21 198 (14.95%) SQL Server 2016
22 195 (14.73%) Performance Tuning
23 190 (14.35%) CSS
24 189 (14.27%) JavaScript
25 186 (14.05%) PowerShell
26 179 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
27 178 (13.44%) SQL Server 2014
28 173 (13.07%) .NET Framework
29 172 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
30 169 (12.76%) jQuery

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
1 165 (12.46%) SharePoint
2 130 (9.82%) IIS
3 90 (6.80%) MS Exchange
4 36 (2.72%) BizTalk Server
5 32 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 32 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 28 (2.11%) Skype for Business
8 20 (1.51%) Drupal
9 16 (1.21%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.76%) CMS
10 10 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.53%) NServiceBus
14 6 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.38%) Umbraco
16 3 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 85 (6.42%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.98%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.076%) ArchiCAD
7 1 (0.076%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.076%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.076%) Revit
Business Applications
1 24 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.98%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 9 (0.68%) FastStats
4 4 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.23%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.23%) Magento
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.15%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.076%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.076%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.076%) Sage 500
7 1 (0.076%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 219 (16.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
3 85 (6.42%) Office 365
4 26 (1.96%) SaaS
5 21 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (0.45%) IaaS
9 4 (0.30%) GitHub
9 4 (0.30%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.30%) npm
9 4 (0.30%) PaaS
9 4 (0.30%) Yammer
10 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.23%) NuGet
11 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.076%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.076%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 110 (8.31%) DNS
2 86 (6.50%) DHCP
3 85 (6.42%) SAN
4 66 (4.98%) Firewall
5 46 (3.47%) WAN
6 39 (2.95%) TCP/IP
7 35 (2.64%) VLAN
7 35 (2.64%) VPN
8 34 (2.57%) LAN
9 32 (2.42%) SMTP
10 31 (2.34%) Internet
11 22 (1.66%) HTTP
11 22 (1.66%) VoIP
12 19 (1.44%) NAS
13 16 (1.21%) FTP
14 15 (1.13%) Skype
15 11 (0.83%) Intranet
15 11 (0.83%) MPLS
15 11 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (0.68%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,324 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 553 (41.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 445 (33.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 431 (32.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 234 (17.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 201 (15.18%) Data Warehouse
7 198 (14.95%) SQL Server 2016
8 178 (13.44%) SQL Server 2014
9 167 (12.61%) Relational Database
10 155 (11.71%) SQL Server 2005
11 71 (5.36%) Oracle Database
12 61 (4.61%) RDBMS
13 57 (4.31%) MySQL
14 55 (4.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 51 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
16 47 (3.55%) Oracle Database 10g
17 45 (3.40%) MongoDB
18 43 (3.25%) Oracle Database 11g
19 40 (3.02%) Power BI
20 38 (2.87%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 153 (11.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 126 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 24 (1.81%) Git (software)
4 18 (1.36%) Selenium
5 13 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 13 (0.98%) Subversion
6 12 (0.91%) NUnit
6 12 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (0.83%) ReSharper
8 10 (0.76%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.68%) JIRA
9 9 (0.68%) MSTest
10 8 (0.60%) InstallShield
11 7 (0.53%) Mercurial
11 7 (0.53%) Moq
11 7 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (0.53%) SpecFlow
12 6 (0.45%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.38%) Jenkins
14 4 (0.30%) gulp
General
1 299 (22.58%) Finance
2 60 (4.53%) Banking
3 43 (3.25%) Retail
4 35 (2.64%) Marketing
5 26 (1.96%) Advertising
6 18 (1.36%) Investment Banking
7 17 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.13%) Law
9 14 (1.06%) Legal
10 11 (0.83%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.68%) Billing
11 9 (0.68%) Front Office
12 8 (0.60%) Back Office
12 8 (0.60%) Private Banking
13 6 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.38%) French Language
14 5 (0.38%) Games
15 4 (0.30%) German Language
15 4 (0.30%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.30%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 598 (45.17%) Developer
2 311 (23.49%) DBA
3 284 (21.45%) SQL DBA
4 194 (14.65%) SQL Developer
5 175 (13.22%) .NET Developer
6 159 (12.01%) Administrator
7 155 (11.71%) Analyst
8 151 (11.40%) C# Developer
9 103 (7.78%) C# .NET Developer
10 100 (7.55%) Senior Developer
11 95 (7.18%) SQL Server DBA
12 84 (6.34%) Support Analyst
13 78 (5.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 76 (5.74%) Software Developer
15 57 (4.31%) Applications Support
16 54 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
17 49 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 46 (3.47%) SQL Server Developer
19 45 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 45 (3.40%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 494 (37.31%) .NET
2 288 (21.75%) ASP.NET
3 228 (17.22%) HTML
4 190 (14.35%) CSS
5 173 (13.07%) .NET Framework
6 169 (12.76%) jQuery
7 164 (12.39%) XML
8 144 (10.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 141 (10.65%) Web Services
10 132 (9.97%) WCF
11 108 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web API
12 94 (7.10%) AngularJS
13 89 (6.72%) Entity Framework
14 73 (5.51%) Ajax
15 55 (4.15%) HTML5
16 51 (3.85%) LINQ
17 49 (3.70%) WPF
18 47 (3.55%) KnockoutJS
19 40 (3.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 34 (2.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 116 (8.76%) Clustering
2 107 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (7.02%) Replication
4 54 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
5 47 (3.55%) Data Centre
6 37 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
6 37 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
7 25 (1.89%) Management Information System
8 19 (1.44%) Private Cloud
9 17 (1.28%) Fintech
10 15 (1.13%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.06%) Driving Licence
11 14 (1.06%) NHS
12 12 (0.91%) Hedge funds
13 11 (0.83%) Derivative
13 11 (0.83%) Fixed Income
13 11 (0.83%) OTC Derivatives
13 11 (0.83%) User Experience
14 10 (0.76%) Data Structures
15 9 (0.68%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 424 (32.02%) Windows
2 275 (20.77%) Windows Server
3 172 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 119 (8.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 108 (8.16%) Linux
6 54 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 38 (2.87%) Windows 10
8 28 (2.11%) Windows 7
9 26 (1.96%) CentOS
10 20 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (1.28%) Windows XP
12 16 (1.21%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.06%) Unix
14 13 (0.98%) Solaris
14 13 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
15 11 (0.83%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.68%) Android
17 7 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
17 7 (0.53%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.38%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (19.34%) Business Intelligence
3 239 (18.05%) MVC
4 195 (14.73%) Performance Tuning
5 179 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
6 168 (12.69%) ITIL
7 155 (11.71%) ETL
8 131 (9.89%) High Availability
9 119 (8.99%) Scrum
10 86 (6.50%) Migration
11 83 (6.27%) Disaster Recovery
12 77 (5.82%) Mentoring
13 74 (5.59%) SDLC
14 71 (5.36%) TDD
15 59 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 57 (4.31%) Continuous Improvement
16 57 (4.31%) CRM
17 55 (4.15%) Web Development
18 53 (4.00%) Kimball Methodology
18 53 (4.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 969 (73.19%) SQL
2 444 (33.53%) T-SQL
3 441 (33.31%) C#
4 189 (14.27%) JavaScript
5 186 (14.05%) PowerShell
6 93 (7.02%) VB.NET
7 50 (3.78%) VB
8 44 (3.32%) Java
9 42 (3.17%) VBA
10 41 (3.10%) Python
11 18 (1.36%) TypeScript
12 17 (1.28%) VBScript
13 14 (1.06%) R
14 12 (0.91%) ActionScript
14 12 (0.91%) ActionScript 2.0
15 8 (0.60%) C
16 7 (0.53%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.38%) PHP
17 5 (0.38%) XPath
18 4 (0.30%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 146 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 115 (8.69%) Degree
3 58 (4.38%) MCSE
4 51 (3.85%) MCSA
5 36 (2.72%) MCITP
6 28 (2.11%) MCP
7 23 (1.74%) Security Cleared
8 22 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
9 21 (1.59%) SC Cleared
10 20 (1.51%) CCNA
10 20 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (0.91%) MCT
12 8 (0.60%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.53%) MCTS
14 6 (0.45%) CCNP
14 6 (0.45%) MCDBA
15 5 (0.38%) HNC
15 5 (0.38%) NCDA
15 5 (0.38%) NCIE
15 5 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.15%) QA
2 50 (3.78%) SLA
3 30 (2.27%) Data Quality
4 27 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.06%) PMO
6 12 (0.91%) GDPR
7 7 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.45%) HL7
9 4 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.30%) IFRS
9 4 (0.30%) IFRS 9
10 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 159 (12.01%) Active Directory
2 85 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (5.44%) Hyper-V
4 43 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (2.49%) XenApp
6 28 (2.11%) vSphere
7 13 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.83%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.53%) DFS Replication
9 7 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.45%) Oracle Clusterware
10 6 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.30%) Docker
12 3 (0.23%) Firmware
13 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.076%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.076%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.076%) pfSense
14 1 (0.076%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.076%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 53 (4.00%) SCCM
2 40 (3.02%) Microsoft Clustering
3 16 (1.21%) Backup Exec
3 16 (1.21%) SCOM
4 15 (1.13%) vCenter Server
5 13 (0.98%) Failover Clustering
5 13 (0.98%) WSUS
6 10 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 7 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (0.53%) Control-M
8 7 (0.53%) SCDPM
8 7 (0.53%) XenMobile
9 6 (0.45%) Ansible
9 6 (0.45%) Nessus
10 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.38%) SQL Sentry
11 4 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.30%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.30%) Simpana
Vendors
1 622 (46.98%) Microsoft
2 164 (12.39%) Oracle
3 140 (10.57%) VMware
4 54 (4.08%) Cisco
5 52 (3.93%) Citrix
6 43 (3.25%) Red Hat
7 35 (2.64%) HP
8 30 (2.27%) ServiceNow
8 30 (2.27%) Veeam
9 26 (1.96%) Google
10 24 (1.81%) SAP
11 23 (1.74%) CheckPoint
12 22 (1.66%) Infragistics
12 22 (1.66%) Xamarin
13 21 (1.59%) Tableau
14 20 (1.51%) EMC
15 19 (1.44%) RedGate
16 18 (1.36%) Axosoft
16 18 (1.36%) DevExpress
16 18 (1.36%) Informatica