Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 573 492 345
Rank change year-on-year -81 -147 -87
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 132 787 1,611
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.56% 0.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.94% 2.06% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 122 667 1,420
Median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £76,750 £66,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% +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 14,083 38,268 49,813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.28% 27.08% 29.75%
Number of salaries quoted 11,695 31,227 40,611
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,364 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.03% +4.73% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 19 September 2020.

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 19 September 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 -79 117 £47,500 - 23
UK excluding London +24 82 £40,000 -11.11% 14
London +29 50 £56,500 +2.73% 11
North of England +76 24 £45,000 +12.50% 3
North West +74 16 £37,500 -11.76% 1
South West +96 12 £41,250 -8.33% 3
South East +95 12 £52,500 +3.96% 4
Midlands +53 10 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Wales +46 10 £34,000 -1.45%
East of England +132 9 £32,000 -24.71%
Scotland +108 5 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Yorkshire +90 5 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East Midlands +56 5 £38,750 -3.13% 1
West Midlands +53 5 £45,000 -5.26% 1
North East +25 4 £61,250 +42.65% 1
Work from Home +48 3 £40,000 -11.11% 2

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 132 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 97 (73.48%) SQL
3 73 (55.30%) .NET
4 72 (54.55%) C#
5 55 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 52 (39.39%) HTML
6 52 (39.39%) CSS
7 48 (36.36%) JavaScript
8 47 (35.61%) ASP.NET
9 46 (34.85%) T-SQL
9 46 (34.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 40 (30.30%) Azure
11 37 (28.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 37 (28.03%) IIS
11 37 (28.03%) Windows
11 37 (28.03%) AngularJS
12 36 (27.27%) XML
13 35 (26.52%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (25.76%) .NET Framework
15 31 (23.48%) MVC
16 30 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
16 30 (22.73%) jQuery
17 29 (21.97%) Finance
18 28 (21.21%) SQL Server 2005
19 27 (20.45%) ASP.NET Web API
20 26 (19.70%) ASP.NET MVC
20 26 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
21 24 (18.18%) Entity Framework
21 24 (18.18%) DevOps
21 24 (18.18%) TypeScript

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 37 (28.03%) IIS
2 13 (9.85%) Confluence
3 11 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.79%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.27%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.52%) CMS
7 2 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Fuse
7 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.52%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.76%) Apache
8 1 (0.76%) Drupal
8 1 (0.76%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.76%) SAS
8 1 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.76%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (10.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (5.30%) NetSuite
3 5 (3.79%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.52%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 40 (30.30%) Azure
2 18 (13.64%) Dynamics 365
3 13 (9.85%) Power Platform
4 10 (7.58%) Office 365
5 8 (6.06%) AWS
6 1 (0.76%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.76%) GitHub
6 1 (0.76%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.76%) Logic Apps
6 1 (0.76%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.76%) npm
6 1 (0.76%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.30%) Firewall
2 6 (4.55%) iSCSI
2 6 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.55%) VPN
3 5 (3.79%) SAN
4 4 (3.03%) WAN
5 3 (2.27%) DNS
5 3 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (2.27%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.52%) Internet
6 2 (1.52%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.52%) LAN
6 2 (1.52%) SSH
6 2 (1.52%) VoIP
6 2 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.76%) DHCP
7 1 (0.76%) FTP
7 1 (0.76%) HTTP
7 1 (0.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (34.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (28.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (21.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
7 20 (15.15%) SQL Server 2014
8 17 (12.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (9.09%) Power BI
11 10 (7.58%) MongoDB
12 9 (6.82%) Oracle Database
13 6 (4.55%) DTS
13 6 (4.55%) SQL Server 2019
14 5 (3.79%) Redis
14 5 (3.79%) Relational Database
15 4 (3.03%) Big Data
15 4 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (3.03%) OLTP
15 4 (3.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (15.91%) Git (software)
2 17 (12.88%) JIRA
2 17 (12.88%) NUnit
3 16 (12.12%) Visual Studio
4 15 (11.36%) MSTest
5 14 (10.61%) SpecFlow
5 14 (10.61%) TeamCity
6 13 (9.85%) Bitbucket
6 13 (9.85%) Octopus Deploy
6 13 (9.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 13 (9.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.52%) Selenium
7 2 (1.52%) Subversion
8 1 (0.76%) gulp
8 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.76%) jspm
8 1 (0.76%) MbUnit
8 1 (0.76%) Moq
8 1 (0.76%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
General
1 29 (21.97%) Finance
2 13 (9.85%) Law
3 8 (6.06%) Advertising
4 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.27%) Retail
5 2 (1.52%) Automotive
5 2 (1.52%) Back Office
5 2 (1.52%) Publishing
6 1 (0.76%) Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Local Government
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 85 (64.39%) Developer
2 38 (28.79%) C# Developer
3 37 (28.03%) .NET Developer
4 29 (21.97%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (14.39%) DBA
6 15 (11.36%) ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (11.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (11.36%) SQL DBA
7 13 (9.85%) Analyst
7 13 (9.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 13 (9.85%) Software Developer
8 11 (8.33%) CRM Developer
8 11 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 10 (7.58%) Senior Developer
10 9 (6.82%) Administrator
11 8 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 8 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (5.30%) Junior
12 7 (5.30%) SQL Server DBA
13 6 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (55.30%) .NET
2 52 (39.39%) CSS
2 52 (39.39%) HTML
3 47 (35.61%) ASP.NET
4 37 (28.03%) AngularJS
5 36 (27.27%) XML
6 34 (25.76%) .NET Framework
7 30 (22.73%) jQuery
8 27 (20.45%) ASP.NET Web API
9 26 (19.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 24 (18.18%) Entity Framework
11 23 (17.42%) Ajax
11 23 (17.42%) JSON
11 23 (17.42%) RESTful
12 19 (14.39%) .NET Core
13 15 (11.36%) WPF
14 14 (10.61%) React
15 13 (9.85%) ASP.NET Core
15 13 (9.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 13 (9.85%) Blazor
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.67%) Replication
2 21 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.30%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.55%) Algorithms
5 5 (3.79%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (3.03%) Clustering
7 3 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.27%) Reinsurance
7 3 (2.27%) User Experience
8 2 (1.52%) FMCG
9 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.76%) Derivative
9 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (28.03%) Windows
2 19 (14.39%) Windows Server
3 16 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (7.58%) Linux
5 8 (6.06%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (5.30%) Unix
6 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.55%) Solaris
8 5 (3.79%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (3.03%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.27%) HPUX
10 3 (2.27%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.27%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.76%) CentOS
12 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.52%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.48%) MVC
3 26 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (18.18%) DevOps
5 23 (17.42%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (16.67%) TDD
7 20 (15.15%) Scrum
8 19 (14.39%) ETL
9 18 (13.64%) API Development
9 18 (13.64%) CRM
10 17 (12.88%) Performance Optimisation
11 16 (12.12%) Migration
11 16 (12.12%) OO
11 16 (12.12%) Unit Testing
12 15 (11.36%) Kanban
13 13 (9.85%) Innovative Thinking
13 13 (9.85%) OOD
13 13 (9.85%) Requirements Gathering
13 13 (9.85%) User Stories
14 12 (9.09%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 97 (73.48%) SQL
2 72 (54.55%) C#
3 48 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 46 (34.85%) T-SQL
5 24 (18.18%) TypeScript
6 12 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 11 (8.33%) VB.NET
8 7 (5.30%) VB
9 5 (3.79%) C++
9 5 (3.79%) VBScript
10 4 (3.03%) Python
10 4 (3.03%) XQuery
11 3 (2.27%) Java
11 3 (2.27%) PHP
11 3 (2.27%) XAML
12 2 (1.52%) ES6
12 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.52%) VBA
13 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (14.39%) Degree
2 11 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.79%) CCNA
4 5 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.79%) MCSA
4 5 (3.79%) MCSE
4 5 (3.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.27%) MCDBA
5 3 (2.27%) MCT
6 2 (1.52%) HNC
6 2 (1.52%) HND
6 2 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.52%) MCITP
6 2 (1.52%) MCP
7 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.76%) CCA
7 1 (0.76%) MCSD
7 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.39%) QA
2 3 (2.27%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.27%) GDPR
2 3 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.52%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (10.61%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.55%) vSphere
4 5 (3.79%) XenApp
4 5 (3.79%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (2.27%) Docker
5 3 (2.27%) Firmware
5 3 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.52%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.52%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.76%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.76%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.03%) Backup Exec
1 4 (3.03%) SCCM
2 3 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.52%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.52%) Perfmon
3 2 (1.52%) SCOM
4 1 (0.76%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.76%) Simpana
Vendors
1 55 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.61%) Google
3 13 (9.85%) Atlassian
4 11 (8.33%) Oracle
4 11 (8.33%) VMware
5 7 (5.30%) Cisco
5 7 (5.30%) JD Edwards
6 6 (4.55%) Veeam
7 5 (3.79%) Citrix
7 5 (3.79%) Dell
8 4 (3.03%) HP
8 4 (3.03%) ServiceNow
8 4 (3.03%) Tableau
9 3 (2.27%) McAfee
9 3 (2.27%) Sun
10 2 (1.52%) Infragistics
10 2 (1.52%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (1.52%) Nintex
10 2 (1.52%) Northgate
10 2 (1.52%) Red Hat