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

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 258 174 101
Rank change year-on-year -84 -73 -28
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2355 3833 6221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.35% 2.00% 2.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.42% 6.75% 9.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2072 3428 5455
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £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 53272 56785 68769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.50% 29.62% 31.57%
Number of salaries quoted 43787 48331 58015
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 October 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 October 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 -80 2249 £45,000 - 129
UK excluding London -48 1540 £42,500 +6.25% 90
London -122 784 £54,115 +8.23% 43
South East -13 498 £45,000 - 23
North of England -63 445 £42,500 +6.25% 30
Midlands -48 247 £40,000 - 16
North West -60 225 £40,000 - 16
Yorkshire -48 207 £45,000 +12.50% 13
West Midlands -14 188 £40,000 +6.67% 7
East of England -65 169 £50,000 +17.65% 8
South West -38 111 £40,000 +2.56% 9
East Midlands -37 59 £42,500 - 9
Wales -18 37 £37,500 +7.14%
Scotland -17 26 £38,250 +2.00% 4
North East +5 13 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Northern Ireland -19 7 £30,000 +27.66%

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 2355 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1648 (69.98%) SQL
3 1272 (54.01%) Microsoft
4 1119 (47.52%) .NET
5 1045 (44.37%) C#
6 826 (35.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 793 (33.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 765 (32.48%) Windows
9 757 (32.14%) T-SQL
10 750 (31.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 744 (31.59%) ASP.NET
12 707 (30.02%) Agile Software Development
13 667 (28.32%) MVC
14 589 (25.01%) JavaScript
15 556 (23.61%) Finance
16 540 (22.93%) HTML
17 475 (20.17%) Business Intelligence
18 459 (19.49%) ASP.NET MVC
19 441 (18.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 418 (17.75%) Windows Server
21 407 (17.28%) CSS
22 405 (17.20%) SQL Server 2005
23 396 (16.82%) jQuery
24 386 (16.39%) .NET Framework
25 348 (14.78%) ETL
26 346 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
27 341 (14.48%) SQL Server 2014
28 333 (14.14%) Visual Studio
29 317 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
30 314 (13.33%) 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
1 281 (11.93%) IIS
2 194 (8.24%) MS Exchange
3 179 (7.60%) SharePoint
4 103 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 87 (3.69%) BizTalk Server
6 76 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 55 (2.34%) CMS
8 47 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 42 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
10 40 (1.70%) Apache
11 29 (1.23%) Tomcat
12 25 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
13 24 (1.02%) Skype for Business
14 21 (0.89%) Umbraco
15 18 (0.76%) Drupal
15 18 (0.76%) EPiServer
16 13 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
16 13 (0.55%) WordPress
17 12 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 11 (0.47%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 102 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 102 (4.33%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.38%) InfoPath
3 9 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.25%) SPSS
5 2 (0.085%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 52 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 17 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.55%) Northgate Housing
5 9 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 8 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
7 6 (0.25%) assyst
8 5 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.17%) FastStats
9 4 (0.17%) nopCommerce
10 3 (0.13%) Epicor Tropos
10 3 (0.13%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.13%) RMDS
10 3 (0.13%) thinkFolio
11 2 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.085%) SAP BPC
12 1 (0.042%) Adobe Campaign
12 1 (0.042%) FastStats PeopleStage
12 1 (0.042%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 312 (13.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 112 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 85 (3.61%) Office 365
4 31 (1.32%) SaaS
5 29 (1.23%) IaaS
6 23 (0.98%) PaaS
7 15 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
7 15 (0.64%) Bluemix
7 15 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
8 14 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (0.59%) GitHub
9 11 (0.47%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
11 8 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
12 7 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.21%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.13%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.13%) BlueKai
14 3 (0.13%) npm
15 2 (0.085%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 144 (6.11%) Firewall
2 142 (6.03%) SAN
3 127 (5.39%) DNS
4 118 (5.01%) DHCP
5 91 (3.86%) TCP/IP
6 77 (3.27%) Internet
7 71 (3.01%) WAN
8 69 (2.93%) LAN
9 63 (2.68%) VPN
10 51 (2.17%) VLAN
11 49 (2.08%) Intranet
12 34 (1.44%) MPLS
12 34 (1.44%) VoIP
13 22 (0.93%) iSCSI
13 22 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
14 21 (0.89%) NAS
15 20 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (0.81%) HTTP
17 18 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
18 17 (0.72%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2355 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 826 (35.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 793 (33.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 750 (31.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 441 (18.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 405 (17.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 341 (14.48%) SQL Server 2014
8 297 (12.61%) Data Warehouse
9 222 (9.43%) SQL Server 2016
10 138 (5.86%) Relational Database
11 129 (5.48%) MySQL
12 117 (4.97%) MongoDB
13 109 (4.63%) NoSQL
14 99 (4.20%) Power BI
15 87 (3.69%) QlikView
16 81 (3.44%) OLAP
17 76 (3.23%) Oracle Database
18 68 (2.89%) SQL Server 2000
19 66 (2.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 59 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 333 (14.14%) Visual Studio
2 291 (12.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 99 (4.20%) Git (software)
4 94 (3.99%) NUnit
5 62 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 58 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 55 (2.34%) TeamCity
8 41 (1.74%) Subversion
9 39 (1.66%) JIRA
10 27 (1.15%) Jenkins
11 24 (1.02%) MSTest
11 24 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 15 (0.64%) JSUnit
13 14 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (0.38%) Mercurial
15 8 (0.34%) Moq
16 7 (0.30%) MSI
16 7 (0.30%) Visual Studio Code
17 6 (0.25%) MSBuild
18 5 (0.21%) ERwin
General
1 556 (23.61%) Finance
2 145 (6.16%) Banking
3 123 (5.22%) Retail
4 122 (5.18%) Marketing
5 90 (3.82%) Manufacturing
6 76 (3.23%) Electronics
7 73 (3.10%) Telecoms
8 67 (2.85%) Legal
9 48 (2.04%) Front Office
10 40 (1.70%) Investment Banking
11 39 (1.66%) Back Office
12 37 (1.57%) Publishing
13 29 (1.23%) Law
14 28 (1.19%) Financial Institution
15 27 (1.15%) Advertising
16 12 (0.51%) Automotive
17 11 (0.47%) Games
17 11 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.47%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1291 (54.82%) Developer
2 572 (24.29%) .NET Developer
3 433 (18.39%) C# Developer
4 402 (17.07%) SQL Developer
5 396 (16.82%) DBA
6 361 (15.33%) SQL DBA
7 330 (14.01%) C# .NET Developer
8 269 (11.42%) Senior Developer
9 242 (10.28%) Analyst
10 221 (9.38%) Administrator
11 176 (7.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 174 (7.39%) ASP.NET Developer
13 167 (7.09%) SQL Server DBA
14 164 (6.96%) Software Developer
15 147 (6.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 138 (5.86%) Senior .NET Developer
16 138 (5.86%) SSIS Developer
17 131 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
18 127 (5.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 117 (4.97%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1119 (47.52%) .NET
2 744 (31.59%) ASP.NET
3 540 (22.93%) HTML
4 459 (19.49%) ASP.NET MVC
5 407 (17.28%) CSS
6 396 (16.82%) jQuery
7 386 (16.39%) .NET Framework
8 281 (11.93%) XML
9 276 (11.72%) Web Services
10 267 (11.34%) WCF
11 261 (11.08%) AngularJS
12 234 (9.94%) Ajax
13 232 (9.85%) HTML5
14 225 (9.55%) ASP.NET Web API
15 208 (8.83%) Entity Framework
16 138 (5.86%) WPF
17 133 (5.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 123 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 116 (4.93%) LINQ
20 103 (4.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 202 (8.58%) Clustering
2 168 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
3 127 (5.39%) Replication
4 121 (5.14%) Computer Science
5 69 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
6 64 (2.72%) Management Information System
7 59 (2.51%) User Experience
8 42 (1.78%) Data Centre
9 33 (1.40%) FMCG
10 32 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
11 24 (1.02%) Fintech
11 24 (1.02%) N-Tier
12 23 (0.98%) Client/Server
13 21 (0.89%) Mobile App
14 18 (0.76%) NHS
15 17 (0.72%) Fixed Income
16 16 (0.68%) Data Structures
16 16 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (0.68%) Virtual Team
17 15 (0.64%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 765 (32.48%) Windows
2 418 (17.75%) Windows Server
3 346 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 241 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 165 (7.01%) Windows 7
6 153 (6.50%) Linux
7 91 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 90 (3.82%) Windows 10
9 61 (2.59%) Windows 8
10 29 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (1.23%) Unix
11 27 (1.15%) Apple iOS
12 23 (0.98%) Android
12 23 (0.98%) Windows XP
13 20 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
14 13 (0.55%) Ubuntu
14 13 (0.55%) Windows Phone
14 13 (0.55%) Windows Phone 8
15 10 (0.42%) CentOS
16 7 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 707 (30.02%) Agile Software Development
2 667 (28.32%) MVC
3 475 (20.17%) Business Intelligence
4 348 (14.78%) ETL
5 317 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
6 270 (11.46%) TDD
7 224 (9.51%) Scrum
8 206 (8.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 192 (8.15%) Mentoring
10 189 (8.03%) ITIL
11 187 (7.94%) Web Development
12 186 (7.90%) SDLC
13 169 (7.18%) High Availability
14 145 (6.16%) Software Engineering
15 142 (6.03%) Migration
16 117 (4.97%) Unit Testing
17 115 (4.88%) CRM
18 112 (4.76%) OO
19 111 (4.71%) Data Modelling
20 108 (4.59%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1648 (69.98%) SQL
2 1045 (44.37%) C#
3 757 (32.14%) T-SQL
4 589 (25.01%) JavaScript
5 222 (9.43%) PowerShell
6 135 (5.73%) VB.NET
7 76 (3.23%) VB
8 47 (2.00%) Java
9 44 (1.87%) VBScript
10 40 (1.70%) PL/SQL
11 39 (1.66%) VBA
12 35 (1.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 30 (1.27%) PHP
14 28 (1.19%) TypeScript
15 22 (0.93%) C
16 18 (0.76%) Perl
17 14 (0.59%) Shell Script
18 13 (0.55%) Python
19 12 (0.51%) Bash Shell
20 11 (0.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 239 (10.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 226 (9.60%) Degree
3 67 (2.85%) MCITP
4 66 (2.80%) MCSA
5 65 (2.76%) MCSE
6 51 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 47 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (2.00%) MCP
8 46 (1.95%) CCNA
9 38 (1.61%) MCTS
10 34 (1.44%) Security Cleared
11 27 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 20 (0.85%) SC Cleared
13 19 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
14 18 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (0.76%) MCSD
15 16 (0.68%) MCAD
16 15 (0.64%) CCAA
17 11 (0.47%) Master's Degree
18 9 (0.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (4.76%) QA
2 100 (4.25%) SLA
3 46 (1.95%) Data Quality
4 44 (1.87%) PCI DSS
5 29 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (0.81%) GDPR
7 9 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 8 (0.34%) PMO
9 6 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.13%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.085%) GAMP
12 2 (0.085%) HL7
12 2 (0.085%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.042%) MiFID
System Software
1 314 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 178 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (4.93%) Hyper-V
4 63 (2.68%) vSphere
5 50 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
6 46 (1.95%) XenApp
7 25 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
9 15 (0.64%) XenServer
10 14 (0.59%) Terminal Services
11 13 (0.55%) KVM
11 13 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (0.42%) Docker
13 7 (0.30%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.25%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.17%) VMware NSX
17 2 (0.085%) Microsoft App-V
17 2 (0.085%) Oracle RAC
17 2 (0.085%) UAG
Systems Management
1 78 (3.31%) SCCM
2 50 (2.12%) SCOM
3 35 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
3 35 (1.49%) Perfmon
4 23 (0.98%) WSUS
5 22 (0.93%) vCenter Server
6 21 (0.89%) Ansible
7 20 (0.85%) Backup Exec
8 16 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
9 15 (0.64%) NetBackup
9 15 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 13 (0.55%) DameWare
10 13 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (0.51%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.47%) SCOrch
12 11 (0.47%) Simpana
13 10 (0.42%) Control-M
14 8 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 8 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1272 (54.01%) Microsoft
2 264 (11.21%) VMware
3 200 (8.49%) Oracle
4 147 (6.24%) Cisco
5 110 (4.67%) Citrix
6 99 (4.20%) SAP
7 96 (4.08%) HP
8 60 (2.55%) Cognos
8 60 (2.55%) Tableau
9 54 (2.29%) IBM
10 39 (1.66%) Telerik
11 37 (1.57%) EMC
11 37 (1.57%) Red Hat
12 35 (1.49%) Veeam
13 33 (1.40%) NetApp
14 32 (1.36%) CommVault
15 29 (1.23%) Symantec
16 27 (1.15%) SolarWinds
17 26 (1.10%) McAfee
18 25 (1.06%) Sybase