Period
to 16 July 2020

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 16 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 567 466 348
Rank change year-on-year -101 -118 -114
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 254 908 1,665
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.62% 0.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.26% 2.26% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 241 761 1,437
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50% -5.88%

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 20,180 40,226 53,555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.13% 27.59% 30.43%
Number of salaries quoted 16,462 32,992 43,658
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 16 July 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 18 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 16 July 2020. 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 -95 242 £47,500 - 17
UK excluding London -48 154 £43,500 -3.33% 18
London -27 98 £60,000 +9.09% 4
North of England +67 57 £47,500 +21.79% 7
South East +11 33 £47,500 -5.00% 1
North West +61 28 £47,500 +18.75% 6
East of England +73 20 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Yorkshire +67 19 £43,500 +22.17%
Midlands +28 19 £45,000 - 3
South West +60 15 £38,500 -14.44% 1
North East +28 11 £47,500 +33.80% 1
Work from Home +47 10 £43,000 -9.47% 1
East Midlands +40 10 £40,000 - 2
West Midlands +43 8 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Scotland +79 6 £37,500 -7.98% 4
Wales +31 2 £34,000 +4.62% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £51,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 July 2020, 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.

1 254 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 165 (64.96%) SQL
3 131 (51.57%) Microsoft
4 128 (50.39%) .NET
5 123 (48.43%) C#
6 81 (31.89%) Windows
7 75 (29.53%) Azure
8 74 (29.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 69 (27.17%) CSS
10 68 (26.77%) HTML
10 68 (26.77%) Agile Software Development
11 67 (26.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 66 (25.98%) ASP.NET
13 64 (25.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 62 (24.41%) T-SQL
14 62 (24.41%) .NET Framework
15 61 (24.02%) JavaScript
16 56 (22.05%) Finance
17 51 (20.08%) AngularJS
17 51 (20.08%) SQL Server 2016
18 50 (19.69%) MVC
19 45 (17.72%) XML
20 43 (16.93%) Visual Studio
21 40 (15.75%) IIS
21 40 (15.75%) Windows Server
22 39 (15.35%) jQuery
23 38 (14.96%) Active Directory
23 38 (14.96%) SQL Server 2014
24 37 (14.57%) Business Intelligence
25 36 (14.17%) 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 40 (15.75%) IIS
2 24 (9.45%) SharePoint
3 23 (9.06%) MS Exchange
4 14 (5.51%) CMS
5 13 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (3.94%) EPiServer
7 10 (3.94%) Sitecore CMS
7 10 (3.94%) Umbraco
8 7 (2.76%) Drupal
9 5 (1.97%) Confluence
10 3 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.79%) SAS
11 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.79%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.39%) Apache
12 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (8.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (6.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.54%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (3.15%) NetSuite
4 3 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.18%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.39%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 75 (29.53%) Azure
2 33 (12.99%) Power Platform
3 28 (11.02%) Office 365
4 22 (8.66%) Dynamics 365
5 18 (7.09%) AWS
6 6 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.57%) GitHub
7 4 (1.57%) PowerApps
8 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.79%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.79%) npm
8 2 (0.79%) PaaS
9 1 (0.39%) GCP
9 1 (0.39%) IaaS
9 1 (0.39%) Logic Apps
9 1 (0.39%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.09%) SAN
2 15 (5.91%) WAN
3 14 (5.51%) Firewall
4 12 (4.72%) LAN
4 12 (4.72%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.76%) DNS
5 7 (2.76%) VPN
6 6 (2.36%) VoIP
7 5 (1.97%) DHCP
7 5 (1.97%) iSCSI
7 5 (1.97%) NAS
8 4 (1.57%) Extranet
8 4 (1.57%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (1.57%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.79%) FTP
10 2 (0.79%) HTTP
10 2 (0.79%) Internet
10 2 (0.79%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 74 (29.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 67 (26.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 64 (25.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 51 (20.08%) SQL Server 2016
6 38 (14.96%) SQL Server 2014
7 30 (11.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 29 (11.42%) Power BI
9 24 (9.45%) SQL Server 2017
10 20 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (7.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (6.30%) MySQL
13 15 (5.91%) Relational Database
14 14 (5.51%) Oracle Database
15 12 (4.72%) MongoDB
15 12 (4.72%) RDBMS
16 8 (3.15%) Crystal Reports
16 8 (3.15%) OLTP
17 7 (2.76%) NoSQL
18 6 (2.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 43 (16.93%) Visual Studio
2 25 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (7.87%) Git (software)
4 12 (4.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 11 (4.33%) NUnit
6 10 (3.94%) JIRA
6 10 (3.94%) SpecFlow
7 8 (3.15%) MSTest
8 7 (2.76%) TeamCity
9 6 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.97%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.97%) PowerBuilder
11 3 (1.18%) Selenium
11 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.79%) gulp
12 2 (0.79%) jspm
12 2 (0.79%) Moq
12 2 (0.79%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.79%) Subversion
13 1 (0.39%) YouTrack
General
1 56 (22.05%) Finance
2 21 (8.27%) Law
3 10 (3.94%) Back Office
4 9 (3.54%) Games
4 9 (3.54%) Retail
5 4 (1.57%) Legal
5 4 (1.57%) Publishing
6 3 (1.18%) Banking
6 3 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.79%) Marketing
8 1 (0.39%) Automotive
8 1 (0.39%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 147 (57.87%) Developer
2 60 (23.62%) .NET Developer
3 48 (18.90%) C# Developer
4 34 (13.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 23 (9.06%) DBA
5 23 (9.06%) Senior Developer
6 21 (8.27%) Support Engineer
7 19 (7.48%) Analyst
8 18 (7.09%) SQL Developer
9 17 (6.69%) Applications Support
9 17 (6.69%) Software Developer
10 15 (5.91%) Administrator
10 15 (5.91%) IT Engineer
11 13 (5.12%) Applications Engineer
11 13 (5.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (4.72%) Applications Support Engineer
12 12 (4.72%) Senior C# Developer
12 12 (4.72%) SQL DBA
13 11 (4.33%) CRM Developer
13 11 (4.33%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (50.39%) .NET
2 69 (27.17%) CSS
3 68 (26.77%) HTML
4 66 (25.98%) ASP.NET
5 62 (24.41%) .NET Framework
6 51 (20.08%) AngularJS
7 45 (17.72%) XML
8 39 (15.35%) jQuery
9 33 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC
10 32 (12.60%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (11.81%) Web Services
12 29 (11.42%) Entity Framework
13 27 (10.63%) Ajax
14 24 (9.45%) JSON
15 22 (8.66%) WinForms
16 19 (7.48%) .NET Core
16 19 (7.48%) HTML5
16 19 (7.48%) WCF
17 17 (6.69%) REST
17 17 (6.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.33%) User Experience
3 9 (3.54%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.54%) Replication
4 8 (3.15%) EPoS
4 8 (3.15%) iPad
5 7 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.36%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.97%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.97%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.57%) Clustering
8 4 (1.57%) Reinsurance
9 3 (1.18%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.18%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.18%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.79%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.39%) Derivative
11 1 (0.39%) NHS
11 1 (0.39%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 81 (31.89%) Windows
2 40 (15.75%) Windows Server
3 36 (14.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (9.45%) Windows 10
6 22 (8.66%) Windows 7
7 18 (7.09%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (4.72%) Linux
9 10 (3.94%) Solaris
9 10 (3.94%) Unix
10 6 (2.36%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.97%) HPUX
11 5 (1.97%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.39%) AIX
14 1 (0.39%) Android
14 1 (0.39%) CentOS
14 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (26.77%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (19.69%) MVC
3 37 (14.57%) Business Intelligence
4 34 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
5 32 (12.60%) Migration
6 31 (12.20%) Scrum
7 29 (11.42%) CRM
8 27 (10.63%) TDD
9 24 (9.45%) OO
10 23 (9.06%) DevOps
11 22 (8.66%) Performance Tuning
12 21 (8.27%) ERP
12 21 (8.27%) ETL
13 19 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (7.48%) High Availability
14 18 (7.09%) Mentoring
14 18 (7.09%) OOD
15 17 (6.69%) Microservices
15 17 (6.69%) SOLID
16 16 (6.30%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 165 (64.96%) SQL
2 123 (48.43%) C#
3 62 (24.41%) T-SQL
4 61 (24.02%) JavaScript
5 23 (9.06%) TypeScript
5 23 (9.06%) VB.NET
6 22 (8.66%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.54%) Python
8 8 (3.15%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.15%) Shell Script
8 8 (3.15%) X++
9 7 (2.76%) PHP
10 6 (2.36%) VBA
10 6 (2.36%) VBScript
11 5 (1.97%) C++
11 5 (1.97%) PHP 5
11 5 (1.97%) XQuery
12 4 (1.57%) Perl
12 4 (1.57%) VB
13 3 (1.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (11.02%) Degree
2 21 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (5.12%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.94%) MCSD
4 10 (3.94%) MCSE
5 7 (2.76%) CCNA
5 7 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (2.36%) MCSA
7 5 (1.97%) CCNP
7 5 (1.97%) CCSP
7 5 (1.97%) CCVP
8 4 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.57%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (1.18%) CCA
9 3 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.18%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.18%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.39%) HNC
10 1 (0.39%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (2.76%) QA
2 4 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.18%) GDPR
3 3 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 38 (14.96%) Active Directory
2 28 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.72%) vSphere
3 12 (4.72%) XenApp
4 9 (3.54%) Docker
5 8 (3.15%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.76%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.18%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.39%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.39%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.39%) Firmware
10 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (5.12%) SCCM
2 9 (3.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (2.36%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.97%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.18%) SCOM
6 2 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.79%) NetCrunch
6 2 (0.79%) WSUS
7 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 131 (51.57%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.81%) VMware
3 28 (11.02%) Oracle
4 16 (6.30%) Cisco
5 12 (4.72%) Citrix
5 12 (4.72%) Veeam
6 10 (3.94%) Sitecore
7 8 (3.15%) Apple
7 8 (3.15%) JD Edwards
7 8 (3.15%) Meraki
7 8 (3.15%) Tableau
8 7 (2.76%) Dell
9 6 (2.36%) EMC
9 6 (2.36%) Google
9 6 (2.36%) HP
10 5 (1.97%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.97%) McAfee
10 5 (1.97%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.97%) Sonus
10 5 (1.97%) Xamarin