Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 340 209 137
Rank change year-on-year -131 -72 -56
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1,617 2,795 4,973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 1.63% 2.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.98% 5.33% 7.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,374 2,409 4,382
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,300 £29,950 £30,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +2.50%

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 54,271 52,421 63,796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.62% 30.61% 31.39%
Number of salaries quoted 45,214 44,692 54,240
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -127 1,541 £45,000 - 191
UK excluding London -127 985 £40,000 - 128
London -104 590 £55,000 - 65
South East -126 274 £43,500 -3.33% 28
North of England -131 257 £37,500 -3.85% 46
Midlands -74 175 £37,500 -11.76% 26
Yorkshire -71 136 £37,500 -2.60% 13
East of England -87 136 £45,000 +5.88% 11
West Midlands -26 133 £37,500 -6.25% 15
South West +12 119 £40,000 - 15
North West -126 115 £40,000 - 30
East Midlands -76 42 £37,500 -11.76% 11
Scotland -42 13 £40,000 +9.59% 1
Wales -32 9 £47,500 +41.79%
Northern Ireland -2 7 £40,000 +49.53% 1
North East -36 6 £30,000 -14.29% 3

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1,617 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1,184 (73.22%) SQL
3 838 (51.82%) Microsoft
4 705 (43.60%) .NET
5 617 (38.16%) C#
6 602 (37.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 559 (34.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 548 (33.89%) T-SQL
9 547 (33.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 491 (30.36%) Windows
11 460 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
12 423 (26.16%) ASP.NET
13 393 (24.30%) MVC
14 363 (22.45%) Finance
15 348 (21.52%) JavaScript
16 341 (21.09%) Business Intelligence
17 334 (20.66%) HTML
18 283 (17.50%) CSS
19 280 (17.32%) Windows Server
20 271 (16.76%) Microsoft Azure
21 264 (16.33%) Visual Studio
22 262 (16.20%) Problem-Solving
23 261 (16.14%) ASP.NET MVC
24 245 (15.15%) SQL Server 2016
25 241 (14.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 236 (14.59%) jQuery
27 233 (14.41%) XML
28 222 (13.73%) SQL Server 2005
29 218 (13.48%) Performance Tuning
30 214 (13.23%) 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
1 188 (11.63%) IIS
2 133 (8.23%) SharePoint
3 130 (8.04%) MS Exchange
4 92 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 63 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 47 (2.91%) BizTalk Server
7 37 (2.29%) CMS
8 30 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 28 (1.73%) Skype for Business
10 24 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 23 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 20 (1.24%) Umbraco
13 19 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
14 18 (1.11%) Apache
15 17 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
16 14 (0.87%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.68%) Drupal
17 11 (0.68%) MTS
18 10 (0.62%) SAS
18 10 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 121 (7.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 90 (5.57%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.12%) FreeHand
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.12%) Revit
6 1 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (2.10%) Elite 3E
2 22 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.19%) Sage 1000
5 3 (0.19%) Sage 500
6 2 (0.12%) FLEXCUBE
6 2 (0.12%) RMDS
7 1 (0.062%) assyst
7 1 (0.062%) Endur
7 1 (0.062%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.062%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.062%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.062%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 271 (16.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (5.32%) Office 365
4 32 (1.98%) SaaS
5 28 (1.73%) IaaS
6 21 (1.30%) PaaS
7 18 (1.11%) Amazon S3
8 17 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.74%) Mimecast
11 11 (0.68%) GitHub
12 10 (0.62%) Azure Data Factory
13 9 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
15 6 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.31%) OneDrive
16 5 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 113 (6.99%) Firewall
1 113 (6.99%) SAN
2 99 (6.12%) DNS
3 80 (4.95%) DHCP
4 67 (4.14%) WAN
5 62 (3.83%) TCP/IP
6 56 (3.46%) LAN
7 37 (2.29%) NAS
8 32 (1.98%) VoIP
9 27 (1.67%) VLAN
10 22 (1.36%) Internet
11 21 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (1.11%) HTTP
13 17 (1.05%) Skype
14 15 (0.93%) FTP
15 14 (0.87%) SMTP
16 11 (0.68%) VPN
16 11 (0.68%) Wireless
17 10 (0.62%) iSCSI
17 10 (0.62%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,617 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 602 (37.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 559 (34.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 547 (33.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 245 (15.15%) SQL Server 2016
6 241 (14.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 222 (13.73%) SQL Server 2005
8 209 (12.93%) SQL Server 2014
9 200 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
10 127 (7.85%) Relational Database
11 108 (6.68%) Power BI
12 91 (5.63%) Oracle Database
13 76 (4.70%) MySQL
14 70 (4.33%) Crystal Reports
15 62 (3.83%) Oracle Database 11g
16 54 (3.34%) OLAP
17 50 (3.09%) NoSQL
18 44 (2.72%) Big Data
19 43 (2.66%) Oracle Database 10g
20 42 (2.60%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 264 (16.33%) Visual Studio
2 162 (10.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 55 (3.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 39 (2.41%) Git (software)
5 32 (1.98%) NUnit
6 31 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
7 29 (1.79%) TeamCity
8 27 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
9 26 (1.61%) JIRA
10 19 (1.18%) Subversion
11 18 (1.11%) Bitbucket
12 14 (0.87%) MSBuild
13 12 (0.74%) Moq
13 12 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 9 (0.56%) Jenkins
14 9 (0.56%) Mercurial
14 9 (0.56%) MSTest
15 8 (0.49%) Selenium
16 5 (0.31%) Liquibase
17 3 (0.19%) webpack
General
1 363 (22.45%) Finance
2 58 (3.59%) Retail
3 51 (3.15%) Banking
3 51 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 45 (2.78%) Legal
4 45 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 44 (2.72%) Law
6 40 (2.47%) Advertising
7 31 (1.92%) Front Office
8 25 (1.55%) Marketing
9 21 (1.30%) Back Office
10 16 (0.99%) Automotive
11 13 (0.80%) Publishing
12 12 (0.74%) Electronics
13 9 (0.56%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.43%) Billing
15 5 (0.31%) Games
15 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 820 (50.71%) Developer
2 290 (17.93%) .NET Developer
3 288 (17.81%) DBA
4 236 (14.59%) SQL DBA
5 234 (14.47%) C# Developer
6 229 (14.16%) SQL Developer
7 183 (11.32%) Analyst
8 173 (10.70%) C# .NET Developer
9 137 (8.47%) Administrator
10 135 (8.35%) Software Developer
11 132 (8.16%) Senior Developer
12 128 (7.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 85 (5.26%) Support Analyst
14 83 (5.13%) Applications Support
14 83 (5.13%) ASP.NET Developer
15 68 (4.21%) SQL Server Developer
16 64 (3.96%) Applications Support Analyst
16 64 (3.96%) SSIS Developer
17 62 (3.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 62 (3.83%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 705 (43.60%) .NET
2 423 (26.16%) ASP.NET
3 334 (20.66%) HTML
4 283 (17.50%) CSS
5 261 (16.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 236 (14.59%) jQuery
7 233 (14.41%) XML
8 209 (12.93%) .NET Framework
9 189 (11.69%) Web Services
10 173 (10.70%) WCF
11 148 (9.15%) AngularJS
12 130 (8.04%) Ajax
13 121 (7.48%) Entity Framework
14 113 (6.99%) ASP.NET Web API
15 110 (6.80%) XSLT
16 89 (5.50%) HTML5
17 78 (4.82%) LINQ
18 68 (4.21%) WPF
19 67 (4.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 61 (3.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 152 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (7.79%) Replication
3 117 (7.24%) Clustering
4 98 (6.06%) Computer Science
5 96 (5.94%) Self-Motivation
6 55 (3.40%) Management Information System
7 45 (2.78%) Data Centre
8 32 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
9 31 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
10 30 (1.86%) User Experience
11 21 (1.30%) Blackberry
11 21 (1.30%) Mobile App
12 14 (0.87%) e-Learning
13 12 (0.74%) FMCG
14 11 (0.68%) HP StoreVirtual
15 10 (0.62%) Fintech
16 9 (0.56%) Data Structures
16 9 (0.56%) Driving Licence
16 9 (0.56%) PKI
17 8 (0.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 491 (30.36%) Windows
2 280 (17.32%) Windows Server
3 204 (12.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 156 (9.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 103 (6.37%) Windows 7
6 98 (6.06%) Linux
7 45 (2.78%) Windows 10
8 40 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (2.10%) Windows 8
10 24 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (1.30%) Unix
12 18 (1.11%) Windows XP
13 14 (0.87%) Solaris
14 10 (0.62%) Windows Vista
15 8 (0.49%) Android
15 8 (0.49%) CentOS
16 7 (0.43%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
18 3 (0.19%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.19%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (24.30%) MVC
3 341 (21.09%) Business Intelligence
4 262 (16.20%) Problem-Solving
5 218 (13.48%) Performance Tuning
6 200 (12.37%) ETL
7 188 (11.63%) ITIL
8 140 (8.66%) Scrum
8 140 (8.66%) SDLC
9 127 (7.85%) TDD
10 126 (7.79%) High Availability
11 107 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
12 104 (6.43%) Web Development
13 100 (6.18%) Migration
14 87 (5.38%) Unit Testing
15 83 (5.13%) Mentoring
16 75 (4.64%) Change Management
17 72 (4.45%) Data Modelling
17 72 (4.45%) OO
17 72 (4.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,184 (73.22%) SQL
2 617 (38.16%) C#
3 548 (33.89%) T-SQL
4 348 (21.52%) JavaScript
5 193 (11.94%) PowerShell
6 155 (9.59%) VB.NET
7 82 (5.07%) VBA
8 75 (4.64%) VB
9 54 (3.34%) PL/SQL
10 41 (2.54%) Java
11 40 (2.47%) C
12 29 (1.79%) Python
13 25 (1.55%) VBScript
14 21 (1.30%) TypeScript
14 21 (1.30%) XPath
15 13 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 12 (0.74%) VB6
17 11 (0.68%) PHP
18 10 (0.62%) Delphi
19 9 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 154 (9.52%) Degree
2 145 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
4 38 (2.35%) MCSE
5 37 (2.29%) MCITP
6 35 (2.16%) MCP
7 33 (2.04%) MCSA
8 32 (1.98%) Security Cleared
9 26 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (1.55%) MCTS
11 24 (1.48%) CCNA
12 20 (1.24%) SC Cleared
13 19 (1.18%) MCSD
14 16 (0.99%) MCAD
15 11 (0.68%) DV Cleared
16 10 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
17 9 (0.56%) MCDBA
17 9 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 6 (0.37%) A+ Certification
18 6 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (5.26%) QA
2 42 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 41 (2.54%) SLA
4 22 (1.36%) PCI DSS
5 21 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.49%) COBIT
7 6 (0.37%) GDPR
8 5 (0.31%) PMO
9 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.12%) DICOM
11 2 (0.12%) HL7
11 2 (0.12%) TickIT
12 1 (0.062%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 214 (13.23%) Active Directory
2 115 (7.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 51 (3.15%) vSphere
5 38 (2.35%) XenApp
6 20 (1.24%) XenDesktop
7 16 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.74%) XenServer
10 11 (0.68%) MetaFrame
10 11 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
11 10 (0.62%) Docker
12 7 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.37%) DFS Replication
13 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.31%) HDFS
14 5 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.31%) OpenAM
15 4 (0.25%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.062%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 65 (4.02%) SCCM
2 25 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 23 (1.42%) Backup Exec
3 23 (1.42%) Perfmon
4 21 (1.30%) SCOM
5 20 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
5 20 (1.24%) Puppet
6 12 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
7 11 (0.68%) Terraform
8 9 (0.56%) SCOrch
8 9 (0.56%) WSUS
9 6 (0.37%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (0.31%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.25%) Control-M
11 4 (0.25%) Endace
11 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 838 (51.82%) Microsoft
2 174 (10.76%) VMware
3 148 (9.15%) Oracle
4 95 (5.88%) Cisco
5 77 (4.76%) HP
6 64 (3.96%) Citrix
7 40 (2.47%) Tableau
8 38 (2.35%) SAP
9 37 (2.29%) CheckPoint
10 29 (1.79%) NetApp
10 29 (1.79%) Symantec
11 26 (1.61%) Dell
12 23 (1.42%) EMC
12 23 (1.42%) Telerik
13 21 (1.30%) Intapp
14 20 (1.24%) Cadence
14 20 (1.24%) Charles River
14 20 (1.24%) RedGate
14 20 (1.24%) SolarWinds
14 20 (1.24%) Veeam