Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 685 562 435
Rank change year-on-year -123 -127 -70
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 195 402 1,058
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.40% 0.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.84% 1.49% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 181 349 866
10th Percentile £34,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +7.78%
75th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £58,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £75,000 £70,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +9.38%

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 23,284 26,946 41,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.54% 26.93% 28.25%
Number of salaries quoted 18,184 22,190 34,088
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +3.45%

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 10 May 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 14 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 10 May 2021. 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 -103 167 £50,000 - 17
UK excluding London -7 133 £42,500 -5.56% 16
London -57 52 £60,000 +9.09% 2
South East +44 35 £42,750 -10.00% 2
North of England -28 33 £44,000 -2.22% 4
Work from Home -134 33 £48,000 +11.63% 3
Midlands +6 28 £47,500 +2.70% 3
Scotland +21 25 £37,500 - 1
Yorkshire -12 18 £44,000 +1.15% 2
East Midlands +11 17 £55,000 +37.50%
North West 0 12 £50,000 +14.94% 2
South West -30 12 £45,000 - 4
West Midlands 0 10 £41,750 -12.11% 3
North East -3 3 £37,500 -21.05%

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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.

1 195 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 126 (64.62%) .NET
3 115 (58.97%) C#
4 105 (53.85%) SQL
5 85 (43.59%) Microsoft
6 65 (33.33%) Windows
7 64 (32.82%) ASP.NET
7 64 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (31.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 56 (28.72%) SQL Server 2005
10 54 (27.69%) Social Skills
11 52 (26.67%) T-SQL
12 51 (26.15%) JavaScript
12 51 (26.15%) IIS
13 48 (24.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 46 (23.59%) XML
15 42 (21.54%) Visual Studio
15 42 (21.54%) HTML
16 40 (20.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 38 (19.49%) Business Intelligence
17 38 (19.49%) Azure
18 37 (18.97%) CSS
19 35 (17.95%) jQuery
19 35 (17.95%) HTML5
19 35 (17.95%) SQL Server 2016
20 34 (17.44%) Windows Server
21 33 (16.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 30 (15.38%) MVC
22 30 (15.38%) Software Engineering
23 28 (14.36%) E-Commerce

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 51 (26.15%) IIS
2 20 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.13%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (3.08%) Apache
6 5 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.56%) NServiceBus
7 4 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.05%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.51%) CMS
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.51%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 9 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (10.77%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (9.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (9.74%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (2.05%) Bond Adapt
4 1 (0.51%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 38 (19.49%) Azure
2 27 (13.85%) Dynamics 365
2 27 (13.85%) Microsoft 365
3 16 (8.21%) Power Platform
4 6 (3.08%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (2.05%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.03%) AWS
7 1 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.13%) Firewall
1 10 (5.13%) VPN
2 9 (4.62%) VLAN
3 8 (4.10%) SAN
4 4 (2.05%) BGP
4 4 (2.05%) DNS
4 4 (2.05%) iSCSI
4 4 (2.05%) Kerberos
4 4 (2.05%) MPLS
4 4 (2.05%) NetScaler
4 4 (2.05%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.54%) DHCP
5 3 (1.54%) Internet
5 3 (1.54%) LAN
5 3 (1.54%) WAN
6 2 (1.03%) HTTP
6 2 (1.03%) SMTP
7 1 (0.51%) FTP
7 1 (0.51%) PBX
7 1 (0.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 62 (31.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 56 (28.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 48 (24.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (20.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (17.95%) SQL Server 2016
7 33 (16.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (12.31%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (12.31%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (8.21%) Power BI
10 9 (4.62%) DTS
11 7 (3.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (3.08%) Big Data
13 5 (2.56%) FileMaker
13 5 (2.56%) Relational Database
13 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2017
13 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2019
14 4 (2.05%) Data Lake
15 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database
15 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 42 (21.54%) Visual Studio
2 23 (11.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (10.26%) TeamCity
4 16 (8.21%) Git (software)
5 14 (7.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (3.08%) ReSharper
6 6 (3.08%) Subversion
6 6 (3.08%) YouTrack
7 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 54 (27.69%) Social Skills
2 27 (13.85%) Finance
3 12 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.10%) Public Sector
5 6 (3.08%) Back Office
5 6 (3.08%) Law
6 5 (2.56%) Retail
7 4 (2.05%) Front Office
8 2 (1.03%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.51%) Automotive
9 1 (0.51%) Local Government
9 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.51%) Marketing
9 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.51%) Police
9 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 118 (60.51%) Developer
2 52 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 31 (15.90%) Analyst
4 21 (10.77%) C# Developer
5 17 (8.72%) CRM Developer
5 17 (8.72%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 16 (8.21%) Senior Developer
7 15 (7.69%) Support Analyst
8 14 (7.18%) DBA
8 14 (7.18%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (6.67%) Administrator
9 13 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
10 12 (6.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 12 (6.15%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (5.13%) SQL DBA
11 10 (5.13%) SQL Developer
12 9 (4.62%) Consultant
12 9 (4.62%) Data Analyst
12 9 (4.62%) Software Developer
13 8 (4.10%) ServiceNow Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (64.62%) .NET
2 64 (32.82%) ASP.NET
3 46 (23.59%) XML
4 42 (21.54%) HTML
5 37 (18.97%) CSS
6 35 (17.95%) HTML5
6 35 (17.95%) jQuery
7 26 (13.33%) EDI
8 24 (12.31%) WinForms
9 18 (9.23%) .NET Framework
10 16 (8.21%) Web Services
11 15 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (7.69%) REST
12 12 (6.15%) SOAP
12 12 (6.15%) XSLT
13 11 (5.64%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 11 (5.64%) JSON
14 10 (5.13%) WCF
15 9 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 8 (4.10%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.85%) Self-Motivation
2 26 (13.33%) User Experience
3 10 (5.13%) Replication
4 8 (4.10%) Clustering
4 8 (4.10%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.59%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.08%) Reinsurance
6 6 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.05%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.54%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.54%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.54%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.03%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.03%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.51%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 65 (33.33%) Windows
2 34 (17.44%) Windows Server
3 21 (10.77%) Linux
4 19 (9.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (7.18%) AIX
5 14 (7.18%) CentOS
6 12 (6.15%) Windows 10
7 10 (5.13%) Windows 7
7 10 (5.13%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (19.49%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (15.38%) MVC
3 30 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 28 (14.36%) E-Commerce
4 28 (14.36%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (13.85%) OOP
6 26 (13.33%) ETL
6 26 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 26 (13.33%) Web Development
7 22 (11.28%) DevOps
8 20 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
9 19 (9.74%) CRM
10 18 (9.23%) Change Control
10 18 (9.23%) OO
11 17 (8.72%) OOD
12 16 (8.21%) Workflow
13 14 (7.18%) OWASP
13 14 (7.18%) Proactive Monitoring
14 13 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 115 (58.97%) C#
2 105 (53.85%) SQL
3 52 (26.67%) T-SQL
4 51 (26.15%) JavaScript
5 27 (13.85%) VB
6 26 (13.33%) VB.NET
7 11 (5.64%) Python
8 9 (4.62%) TypeScript
9 8 (4.10%) PowerShell
9 8 (4.10%) VB6
10 6 (3.08%) X++
11 5 (2.56%) C
12 4 (2.05%) ANSI SQL
13 3 (1.54%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.51%) Java
14 1 (0.51%) PHP
14 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.51%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 10 (5.13%) Degree
2 9 (4.62%) SC Cleared
2 9 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.56%) CCNA
3 5 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.54%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.51%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.51%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (12.82%) QA
3 9 (4.62%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.03%) GDPR
4 2 (1.03%) SLA
5 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (7.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.56%) Docker
4 5 (2.56%) XenApp
5 4 (2.05%) Firmware
5 4 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.51%) vSphere
6 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (7.18%) Puppet
2 9 (4.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.56%) SCCM
4 4 (2.05%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 85 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.15%) Cisco
2 12 (6.15%) Oracle
3 11 (5.64%) VMware
4 8 (4.10%) HP
4 8 (4.10%) ServiceNow
5 6 (3.08%) DevExpress
5 6 (3.08%) QAD
6 5 (2.56%) Citrix
6 5 (2.56%) IBM
6 5 (2.56%) Veeam
7 4 (2.05%) Lotus
7 4 (2.05%) NetApp
8 3 (1.54%) Acronis
8 3 (1.54%) Informatica
9 1 (0.51%) Darktrace
9 1 (0.51%) ForeScout
9 1 (0.51%) Gemalto
9 1 (0.51%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.51%) Sitecore