Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 530 362 316
Rank change year-on-year -168 -46 -124
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 590 1,311 1,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.86% 1.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.75% 3.02% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 504 1,114 1,597
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +4.65%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 33,722 43,456 53,206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.82% 28.64% 30.53%
Number of salaries quoted 27,689 35,725 44,172
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.38% +1.05%
10th Percentile £32,225 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 24 January 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 15 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 24 January 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 -179 548 £47,500 -5.00% 90
UK excluding London -160 310 £45,000 +5.88% 71
London -95 244 £55,000 -4.35% 23
North of England -51 107 £40,000 - 23
South East -83 101 £47,500 +5.56% 23
North West -19 74 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Midlands -7 55 £42,500 - 11
South West +8 39 £42,500 -12.82% 6
West Midlands -3 30 £47,500 +5.56% 7
Yorkshire -9 30 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands -1 25 £40,000 - 4
Wales -7 4 £41,250 -8.33% 1
North East +18 3 £47,500 +86.74% 3
Scotland +18 2 £65,000 +116.67% 3
East of England +18 2 £47,500 +5.56% 4

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 590 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 420 (71.19%) SQL
3 318 (53.90%) Microsoft
4 251 (42.54%) .NET
5 248 (42.03%) C#
5 248 (42.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 188 (31.86%) SQL Server 2016
6 188 (31.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 183 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
8 181 (30.68%) Windows
9 176 (29.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 164 (27.80%) T-SQL
11 160 (27.12%) Azure
12 155 (26.27%) ASP.NET
13 146 (24.75%) MVC
14 125 (21.19%) SQL Server 2014
15 121 (20.51%) Web Services
16 111 (18.81%) JavaScript
16 111 (18.81%) Business Intelligence
17 110 (18.64%) Performance Tuning
18 109 (18.47%) Windows Server
19 102 (17.29%) Finance
20 101 (17.12%) XML
20 101 (17.12%) ASP.NET MVC
21 100 (16.95%) HTML
22 99 (16.78%) .NET Framework
23 95 (16.10%) jQuery
24 92 (15.59%) AWS
25 86 (14.58%) Degree
26 85 (14.41%) IIS

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 85 (14.41%) IIS
2 41 (6.95%) SharePoint
3 37 (6.27%) MS Exchange
4 31 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (4.07%) Drupal
6 21 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (3.22%) Tomcat
8 13 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.69%) Apache
10 9 (1.53%) CMS
11 8 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (1.19%) JBoss
13 6 (1.02%) nginx
14 5 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.68%) Umbraco
16 3 (0.51%) EPiServer
16 3 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
16 3 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 37 (6.27%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (5.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (5.25%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.51%) OPENHousing
5 2 (0.34%) FastStats
5 2 (0.34%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 160 (27.12%) Azure
2 92 (15.59%) AWS
3 49 (8.31%) Power Platform
4 34 (5.76%) Office 365
5 22 (3.73%) Dynamics 365
6 18 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (2.37%) IaaS
8 12 (2.03%) GCP
9 11 (1.86%) PaaS
10 10 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (1.36%) SaaS
12 7 (1.19%) OpenShift
13 6 (1.02%) WhatsApp
14 3 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
15 2 (0.34%) Azure Stack
16 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
16 1 (0.17%) Azure Functions
16 1 (0.17%) Serverless
16 1 (0.17%) Slack
16 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.44%) Firewall
2 37 (6.27%) DNS
3 36 (6.10%) TCP/IP
4 32 (5.42%) DHCP
5 28 (4.75%) SAN
6 18 (3.05%) VPN
7 10 (1.69%) WAN
8 9 (1.53%) LAN
8 9 (1.53%) Network Security
8 9 (1.53%) VoIP
9 7 (1.19%) NAS
10 6 (1.02%) Extranet
10 6 (1.02%) WebEx
11 4 (0.68%) BGP
11 4 (0.68%) Internet
11 4 (0.68%) VLAN
12 3 (0.51%) Skype
12 3 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.34%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.34%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 590 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 248 (42.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 188 (31.86%) SQL Server 2016
3 188 (31.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 176 (29.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 125 (21.19%) SQL Server 2014
6 80 (13.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 80 (13.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 62 (10.51%) Relational Database
8 59 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
9 54 (9.15%) MySQL
10 49 (8.31%) Power BI
10 49 (8.31%) SQL Server 2017
11 38 (6.44%) RDBMS
12 25 (4.24%) Oracle Database
13 23 (3.90%) Big Data
14 20 (3.39%) QlikView
15 19 (3.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 18 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
17 12 (2.03%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 81 (13.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 58 (9.83%) Visual Studio
3 38 (6.44%) Visual Studio Team System
4 22 (3.73%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.03%) NUnit
6 10 (1.69%) SpecFlow
7 9 (1.53%) Subversion
8 8 (1.36%) PowerBuilder
8 8 (1.36%) TeamCity
9 7 (1.19%) JIRA
10 4 (0.68%) CruiseControl
10 4 (0.68%) MSTest
10 4 (0.68%) Selenium
11 3 (0.51%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 2 (0.34%) Fiddler
12 2 (0.34%) Moq
12 2 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.34%) ReSharper
12 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 102 (17.29%) Finance
2 39 (6.61%) Retail
3 26 (4.41%) Banking
4 14 (2.37%) Marketing
5 13 (2.20%) Automotive
6 12 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.03%) Legal
6 12 (2.03%) Public Sector
7 11 (1.86%) Back Office
8 8 (1.36%) Publishing
9 6 (1.02%) Billing
9 6 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.68%) Law
11 3 (0.51%) Advertising
11 3 (0.51%) Social Housing
12 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.34%) Front Office
12 2 (0.34%) Military
13 1 (0.17%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 301 (51.02%) Developer
2 115 (19.49%) DBA
3 109 (18.47%) .NET Developer
4 99 (16.78%) C# Developer
5 96 (16.27%) SQL DBA
6 75 (12.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 64 (10.85%) Administrator
8 63 (10.68%) Software Developer
9 51 (8.64%) SQL Developer
10 35 (5.93%) Lead Developer
11 34 (5.76%) Analyst
12 33 (5.59%) Senior Developer
13 29 (4.92%) Support Engineer
14 28 (4.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 26 (4.41%) ASP.NET Developer
15 26 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 25 (4.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 22 (3.73%) SQL Server DBA
18 21 (3.56%) Applications Support
18 21 (3.56%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (42.54%) .NET
2 155 (26.27%) ASP.NET
3 121 (20.51%) Web Services
4 101 (17.12%) ASP.NET MVC
4 101 (17.12%) XML
5 100 (16.95%) HTML
6 99 (16.78%) .NET Framework
7 95 (16.10%) jQuery
8 77 (13.05%) CSS
9 64 (10.85%) WCF
10 60 (10.17%) AngularJS
11 53 (8.98%) Entity Framework
12 46 (7.80%) Ajax
13 34 (5.76%) WinForms
14 32 (5.42%) ASP.NET Web API
14 32 (5.42%) JSON
15 30 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 25 (4.24%) XSLT
17 24 (4.07%) HTML5
18 23 (3.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.44%) Clustering
3 29 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
4 28 (4.75%) Replication
5 27 (4.58%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (2.71%) Data Centre
8 15 (2.54%) Private Cloud
9 11 (1.86%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.53%) User Experience
11 4 (0.68%) Derivative
11 4 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.51%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.51%) PMI
12 3 (0.51%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.34%) FMCG
13 2 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
14 1 (0.17%) Algorithms
14 1 (0.17%) Data Structures
14 1 (0.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 181 (30.68%) Windows
2 109 (18.47%) Windows Server
3 75 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 59 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (7.63%) Linux
6 27 (4.58%) Windows 7
7 24 (4.07%) Windows 10
8 19 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (3.05%) Unix
10 16 (2.71%) Windows 8
11 12 (2.03%) Android
11 12 (2.03%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.36%) CentOS
13 7 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.68%) Fedora
15 3 (0.51%) Solaris
15 3 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.51%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (24.75%) MVC
3 111 (18.81%) Business Intelligence
4 110 (18.64%) Performance Tuning
5 83 (14.07%) Problem-Solving
6 76 (12.88%) Scrum
7 68 (11.53%) DevOps
8 63 (10.68%) Migration
9 61 (10.34%) OO
10 60 (10.17%) SDLC
11 57 (9.66%) ITIL
12 54 (9.15%) Computer Science
13 52 (8.81%) Disaster Recovery
13 52 (8.81%) OOD
14 45 (7.63%) Customer Requirements
15 42 (7.12%) TDD
16 41 (6.95%) Mentoring
17 38 (6.44%) ETL
18 32 (5.42%) Software Engineering
19 31 (5.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 420 (71.19%) SQL
2 248 (42.03%) C#
3 164 (27.80%) T-SQL
4 111 (18.81%) JavaScript
5 71 (12.03%) PowerShell
6 36 (6.10%) VB.NET
7 30 (5.08%) Bash Shell
7 30 (5.08%) X++
8 23 (3.90%) Perl
9 21 (3.56%) Java
9 21 (3.56%) Python
10 18 (3.05%) PL/SQL
11 14 (2.37%) VBScript
12 11 (1.86%) VB
13 10 (1.69%) Ruby
13 10 (1.69%) VBA
14 8 (1.36%) Delphi
15 6 (1.02%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.02%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.85%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 86 (14.58%) Degree
2 51 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (4.41%) MCSA
5 20 (3.39%) MCSE
6 17 (2.88%) Security Cleared
7 14 (2.37%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.53%) MCSD
9 8 (1.36%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (1.19%) CCNA
10 7 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.02%) MCP
12 5 (0.85%) MCDBA
13 4 (0.68%) MCITP
14 3 (0.51%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.51%) Postgraduate
15 2 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
16 1 (0.17%) MCTS
16 1 (0.17%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.39%) QA
2 15 (2.54%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.86%) SLA
4 7 (1.19%) COBIT
5 6 (1.02%) PMO
6 3 (0.51%) GDPR
6 3 (0.51%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.34%) EMIR
7 2 (0.34%) HL7
7 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.34%) MiFID
7 2 (0.34%) NCSC
7 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.17%) DICOM
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 71 (12.03%) Active Directory
2 56 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.39%) Hyper-V
4 19 (3.22%) XenApp
5 13 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.03%) Docker
7 11 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (1.53%) vSphere
9 4 (0.68%) Postfix
9 4 (0.68%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.17%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.17%) Firmware
11 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.17%) LXC
Systems Management
1 16 (2.71%) Microsoft Clustering
2 11 (1.86%) SCCM
2 11 (1.86%) SCOM
3 8 (1.36%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.19%) Ansible
4 7 (1.19%) Failover Clustering
4 7 (1.19%) Puppet
5 6 (1.02%) HP UCMDB
6 4 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.68%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.68%) WSUS
7 3 (0.51%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.51%) Nagios
7 3 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.51%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.34%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 318 (53.90%) Microsoft
2 68 (11.53%) VMware
3 60 (10.17%) Oracle
4 38 (6.44%) Tableau
5 23 (3.90%) HP
6 22 (3.73%) Citrix
7 21 (3.56%) Cisco
8 17 (2.88%) Xamarin
9 16 (2.71%) Axosoft
10 12 (2.03%) Google
11 10 (1.69%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.69%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.36%) IBM
12 8 (1.36%) MuleSoft
12 8 (1.36%) NetApp
12 8 (1.36%) Sun
13 7 (1.19%) Veeam
13 7 (1.19%) WatchGuard
14 6 (1.02%) RedGate
14 6 (1.02%) Teradata