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

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 341 238 161
Rank change year-on-year -103 -77 -64
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1,634 2,695 4,377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 1.52% 2.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.11% 4.95% 7.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,365 2,384 3,866
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,681 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -

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 52,595 54,449 61,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.37% 30.66% 30.20%
Number of salaries quoted 42,862 45,562 52,093
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 July 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 July 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 -103 1,562 £47,500 +5.56% 216
UK excluding London -142 920 £40,000 -3.61% 142
London -54 680 £58,500 +1.74% 80
South East -127 255 £45,000 - 41
North of England -111 231 £37,500 -6.25% 41
Midlands -97 146 £40,000 -5.88% 27
East of England -46 142 £46,056 +2.35% 8
North West -98 127 £37,500 -6.25% 31
South West -4 118 £42,500 +13.33% 19
West Midlands -52 109 £40,000 - 6
Yorkshire -68 97 £37,500 -8.54% 6
East Midlands -76 36 £36,000 -15.29% 21
Wales -15 17 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Scotland -44 11 £33,500 -8.22%
Northern Ireland -3 7 £40,000 +49.53%
North East -31 7 £30,000 -14.29% 4

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1,634 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1,165 (71.30%) SQL
3 842 (51.53%) Microsoft
4 687 (42.04%) .NET
5 650 (39.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 634 (38.80%) C#
7 602 (36.84%) T-SQL
8 597 (36.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 563 (34.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 464 (28.40%) Windows
11 410 (25.09%) Agile Software Development
12 379 (23.19%) ASP.NET
13 375 (22.95%) Finance
14 356 (21.79%) Business Intelligence
15 335 (20.50%) MVC
16 329 (20.13%) JavaScript
17 320 (19.58%) HTML
18 298 (18.24%) Microsoft Azure
19 287 (17.56%) CSS
20 265 (16.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 263 (16.10%) Windows Server
22 247 (15.12%) ETL
23 246 (15.06%) SQL Server 2005
24 244 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
25 243 (14.87%) Data Warehouse
26 238 (14.57%) Visual Studio
27 217 (13.28%) SQL Server 2016
28 213 (13.04%) XML
29 208 (12.73%) Web Services
30 200 (12.24%) 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
1 130 (7.96%) IIS
2 129 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 123 (7.53%) MS Exchange
4 69 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 64 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 40 (2.45%) WebSphere
7 39 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
8 38 (2.33%) Skype for Business
9 34 (2.08%) CMS
9 34 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
10 24 (1.47%) NServiceBus
11 23 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 18 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
13 16 (0.98%) Drupal
14 13 (0.80%) Apache Spark
15 12 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
15 12 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
16 11 (0.67%) Confluence
16 11 (0.67%) MTS
16 11 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 132 (8.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 102 (6.24%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
4 19 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.061%) FreeHand
6 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 38 (2.33%) Elite 3E
2 36 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.80%) Markit EDM
5 11 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.37%) Carpe Diem
7 5 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.18%) FastStats
10 2 (0.12%) Maximo
10 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.12%) RMDS
10 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.061%) FLEXCUBE
11 1 (0.061%) Infor M3
11 1 (0.061%) Magento
11 1 (0.061%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 298 (18.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (6.24%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (4.96%) Office 365
4 28 (1.71%) SaaS
5 25 (1.53%) IaaS
6 18 (1.10%) PaaS
7 15 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (0.73%) Mimecast
10 10 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.61%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
12 8 (0.49%) GitHub
13 7 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.43%) Serverless
14 6 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 119 (7.28%) Firewall
2 118 (7.22%) SAN
3 86 (5.26%) DNS
4 75 (4.59%) DHCP
5 66 (4.04%) WAN
6 50 (3.06%) TCP/IP
7 47 (2.88%) LAN
7 47 (2.88%) NAS
8 28 (1.71%) Skype
9 26 (1.59%) VPN
10 24 (1.47%) VLAN
11 23 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (1.16%) HTTP
12 19 (1.16%) Network Security
13 15 (0.92%) Internet
13 15 (0.92%) Intranet
13 15 (0.92%) MPLS
14 14 (0.86%) VSAN
15 13 (0.80%) VoIP
15 13 (0.80%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,634 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 650 (39.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 597 (36.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 563 (34.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 265 (16.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 246 (15.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 243 (14.87%) Data Warehouse
8 217 (13.28%) SQL Server 2016
9 193 (11.81%) SQL Server 2014
10 190 (11.63%) Relational Database
11 132 (8.08%) Power BI
12 86 (5.26%) Oracle Database
13 75 (4.59%) MySQL
14 64 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
15 63 (3.86%) RDBMS
16 53 (3.24%) Big Data
17 50 (3.06%) Oracle Database 10g
18 47 (2.88%) Crystal Reports
19 44 (2.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 40 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 238 (14.57%) Visual Studio
2 151 (9.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (3.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 36 (2.20%) NUnit
4 36 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
5 32 (1.96%) Bitbucket
6 31 (1.90%) Git (software)
7 26 (1.59%) JIRA
8 24 (1.47%) Moq
9 20 (1.22%) TeamCity
10 17 (1.04%) ReSharper
11 16 (0.98%) Artifactory
11 16 (0.98%) NCrunch
12 13 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
13 12 (0.73%) Mercurial
13 12 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 9 (0.55%) Selenium
14 9 (0.55%) Toad
15 7 (0.43%) Jenkins
15 7 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 375 (22.95%) Finance
2 73 (4.47%) Retail
3 70 (4.28%) Banking
4 69 (4.22%) Legal
5 57 (3.49%) Law
6 46 (2.82%) Advertising
7 38 (2.33%) Manufacturing
8 35 (2.14%) Marketing
9 31 (1.90%) Telecoms
10 23 (1.41%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.92%) Games
12 13 (0.80%) Back Office
12 13 (0.80%) Front Office
13 10 (0.61%) Publishing
14 9 (0.55%) General Ledger
15 8 (0.49%) Automotive
16 5 (0.31%) Billing
17 4 (0.24%) Electronics
17 4 (0.24%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 829 (50.73%) Developer
2 297 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 279 (17.07%) DBA
4 245 (14.99%) SQL Developer
5 232 (14.20%) SQL DBA
6 222 (13.59%) C# Developer
7 186 (11.38%) Analyst
8 163 (9.98%) C# .NET Developer
9 133 (8.14%) Senior Developer
10 131 (8.02%) Administrator
11 127 (7.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 125 (7.65%) Software Developer
13 78 (4.77%) SQL Server DBA
14 77 (4.71%) Support Analyst
15 76 (4.65%) Applications Support
16 67 (4.10%) ASP.NET Developer
16 67 (4.10%) Lead Developer
17 63 (3.86%) SSIS Developer
18 61 (3.73%) Senior .NET Developer
18 61 (3.73%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 687 (42.04%) .NET
2 379 (23.19%) ASP.NET
3 320 (19.58%) HTML
4 287 (17.56%) CSS
5 213 (13.04%) XML
6 208 (12.73%) Web Services
7 200 (12.24%) jQuery
8 179 (10.95%) .NET Framework
9 173 (10.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 139 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
11 138 (8.45%) AngularJS
12 125 (7.65%) WCF
13 100 (6.12%) Ajax
14 96 (5.88%) Entity Framework
15 77 (4.71%) XSLT
16 68 (4.16%) HTML5
17 66 (4.04%) JSON
18 65 (3.98%) SOAP
19 62 (3.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 58 (3.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 125 (7.65%) Replication
2 119 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (6.24%) Clustering
4 72 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
5 67 (4.10%) Computer Science
6 52 (3.18%) Data Centre
6 52 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
7 50 (3.06%) Management Information System
8 43 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
9 32 (1.96%) User Experience
10 20 (1.22%) EMC VMAX
11 16 (0.98%) Driving Licence
11 16 (0.98%) FMCG
12 15 (0.92%) Fintech
13 14 (0.86%) NHS
14 13 (0.80%) Blackberry
14 13 (0.80%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.73%) HP StoreVirtual
16 10 (0.61%) CMDB
17 9 (0.55%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 464 (28.40%) Windows
2 263 (16.10%) Windows Server
3 197 (12.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 144 (8.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 131 (8.02%) Linux
6 83 (5.08%) Windows 7
7 54 (3.30%) Windows 10
8 50 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 40 (2.45%) Unix
9 40 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (1.59%) Solaris
11 24 (1.47%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.55%) Android
13 8 (0.49%) CentOS
13 8 (0.49%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.43%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
15 5 (0.31%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.12%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (25.09%) Agile Software Development
2 356 (21.79%) Business Intelligence
3 335 (20.50%) MVC
4 247 (15.12%) ETL
5 244 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
6 191 (11.69%) ITIL
7 180 (11.02%) Performance Tuning
8 150 (9.18%) SDLC
9 120 (7.34%) Scrum
10 110 (6.73%) Migration
11 94 (5.75%) CRM
11 94 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
12 90 (5.51%) High Availability
13 89 (5.45%) OO
14 88 (5.39%) Web Development
15 83 (5.08%) TDD
16 80 (4.90%) Change Management
17 79 (4.83%) Mentoring
18 78 (4.77%) Unit Testing
19 69 (4.22%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,165 (71.30%) SQL
2 634 (38.80%) C#
3 602 (36.84%) T-SQL
4 329 (20.13%) JavaScript
5 198 (12.12%) PowerShell
6 147 (9.00%) VB.NET
7 100 (6.12%) VBA
8 99 (6.06%) VB
9 60 (3.67%) Java
10 38 (2.33%) PL/SQL
11 32 (1.96%) TypeScript
12 31 (1.90%) Python
13 26 (1.59%) C
14 25 (1.53%) VBScript
15 23 (1.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 23 (1.41%) XPath
16 15 (0.92%) Shell Script
17 13 (0.80%) VB6
18 12 (0.73%) Delphi
18 12 (0.73%) PHP
Qualifications
1 141 (8.63%) Degree
2 112 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (2.45%) MCSA
4 38 (2.33%) MCSE
5 36 (2.20%) MCP
6 25 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (1.16%) MCTS
8 18 (1.10%) Security Cleared
9 17 (1.04%) MCITP
10 13 (0.80%) SC Cleared
11 10 (0.61%) CCNA
11 10 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.61%) DBS Check
12 9 (0.55%) HNC
12 9 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.49%) A+ Certification
13 8 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (0.43%) ISEB
14 7 (0.43%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.16%) QA
2 65 (3.98%) Data Quality
3 50 (3.06%) SLA
4 24 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (1.22%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.67%) GDPR
6 11 (0.67%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.24%) COBIT
7 4 (0.24%) HL7
7 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.18%) DICOM
9 2 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.12%) TickIT
10 1 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.061%) EMIR
10 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.061%) MiFID
10 1 (0.061%) WCAG
System Software
1 181 (11.08%) Active Directory
2 116 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (3.92%) vSphere
4 53 (3.24%) Hyper-V
5 43 (2.63%) XenApp
6 22 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
9 17 (1.04%) XenDesktop
10 13 (0.80%) DFS Replication
11 10 (0.61%) Docker
11 10 (0.61%) MetaFrame
11 10 (0.61%) Terminal Server
11 10 (0.61%) XenServer
12 9 (0.55%) HDFS
13 7 (0.43%) OpenAM
14 4 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
16 1 (0.061%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 53 (3.24%) SCCM
2 23 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
2 23 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 20 (1.22%) Backup Exec
4 18 (1.10%) Perfmon
5 16 (0.98%) SCOM
6 14 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 14 (0.86%) Puppet
6 14 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 11 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
8 10 (0.61%) Control-M
9 9 (0.55%) NetBackup
9 9 (0.55%) Oracle ZFS
9 9 (0.55%) SCVMM
10 8 (0.49%) Data Guard
10 8 (0.49%) SCOrch
11 7 (0.43%) HP UCMDB
11 7 (0.43%) Kubernetes
11 7 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (0.43%) Simpana
Vendors
1 842 (51.53%) Microsoft
2 165 (10.10%) VMware
3 155 (9.49%) Oracle
4 82 (5.02%) Citrix
5 80 (4.90%) Cisco
6 74 (4.53%) HP
7 39 (2.39%) Tableau
8 35 (2.14%) CheckPoint
8 35 (2.14%) EMC
9 34 (2.08%) Informatica
10 32 (1.96%) NetApp
11 31 (1.90%) Intapp
11 31 (1.90%) Red Hat
12 26 (1.59%) CommVault
12 26 (1.59%) Symantec
13 23 (1.41%) BMC
13 23 (1.41%) CA
13 23 (1.41%) iManage
13 23 (1.41%) ServiceNow
13 23 (1.41%) Sybase