Period
to 23 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 486 340 253
Rank change year-on-year -146 -87 -72
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 785 1,592 2,513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.96% 1.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.07% 3.24% 4.68%
Number of salaries quoted 652 1,356 2,209
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £65,000
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 37,912 49,129 53,700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.08% 29.72% 30.57%
Number of salaries quoted 30,971 40,052 44,223
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 -152 744 £50,000 - 143
UK excluding London -134 453 £45,000 +5.88% 94
London -135 299 £57,500 -4.17% 51
South East -58 145 £50,500 +12.22% 26
North of England -67 129 £40,000 - 29
Midlands +18 101 £45,000 +12.50% 20
North West -54 69 £42,500 +7.59% 18
West Midlands +20 58 £46,250 +15.63% 10
Yorkshire -21 56 £40,000 - 10
South West -38 55 £45,000 +5.88% 11
East Midlands +19 43 £40,000 - 10
East of England -48 15 £42,500 -5.56% 6
Scotland +16 5 £44,000 +33.33% 1
North East +25 4 £42,936 +56.13% 1
Wales -10 3 £34,500 -18.82% 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 785 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 549 (69.94%) SQL
3 362 (46.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 329 (41.91%) Microsoft
5 303 (38.60%) .NET
6 286 (36.43%) C#
7 274 (34.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 270 (34.39%) Windows
9 261 (33.25%) T-SQL
10 260 (33.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 228 (29.04%) SQL Server 2016
12 191 (24.33%) Agile Software Development
13 172 (21.91%) ASP.NET
14 162 (20.64%) MVC
15 158 (20.13%) Finance
16 152 (19.36%) Windows Server
17 149 (18.98%) SQL Server 2014
17 149 (18.98%) HTML
18 145 (18.47%) Business Intelligence
18 145 (18.47%) Azure
19 143 (18.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 142 (18.09%) JavaScript
21 113 (14.39%) jQuery
22 111 (14.14%) Web Services
22 111 (14.14%) CSS
22 111 (14.14%) Team Foundation Server
23 107 (13.63%) Performance Tuning
24 105 (13.38%) AWS
24 105 (13.38%) SQL Server 2005
25 104 (13.25%) .NET Framework

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
1 100 (12.74%) IIS
2 62 (7.90%) MS Exchange
3 53 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 51 (6.50%) SharePoint
5 38 (4.84%) JBoss
5 38 (4.84%) Tomcat
6 36 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (3.69%) WebLogic
8 12 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.27%) Drupal
10 9 (1.15%) CMS
11 8 (1.02%) Apache
11 8 (1.02%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.51%) nginx
15 3 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 58 (7.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.13%) ArchiCAD
3 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.13%) MicroStation
3 1 (0.13%) Revit
3 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.76%) FastStats
5 4 (0.51%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.38%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (0.38%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.38%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.25%) Raiser's Edge
7 2 (0.25%) Sage CRM
7 2 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.13%) Infor CRM
8 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 145 (18.47%) Azure
2 105 (13.38%) AWS
3 53 (6.75%) Power Platform
4 45 (5.73%) SaaS
5 39 (4.97%) Office 365
6 38 (4.84%) OpenShift
7 16 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (2.04%) GCP
8 10 (1.27%) PaaS
9 7 (0.89%) WhatsApp
10 6 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.76%) Twilio
11 5 (0.64%) IaaS
12 2 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.25%) GitHub
13 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.13%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.13%) Slack
13 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 91 (11.59%) Firewall
2 67 (8.54%) TCP/IP
3 63 (8.03%) DNS
4 58 (7.39%) SAN
5 50 (6.37%) DHCP
6 22 (2.80%) VPN
7 20 (2.55%) VoIP
8 15 (1.91%) NAS
8 15 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
9 13 (1.66%) WAN
10 11 (1.40%) Internet
11 9 (1.15%) Network Security
12 8 (1.02%) Broadband
12 8 (1.02%) CTI
12 8 (1.02%) LAN
13 7 (0.89%) NetScaler
13 7 (0.89%) SMTP
14 6 (0.76%) GPRS
15 5 (0.64%) Skype
15 5 (0.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 785 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 362 (46.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 274 (34.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 260 (33.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 228 (29.04%) SQL Server 2016
6 149 (18.98%) SQL Server 2014
7 143 (18.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 105 (13.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 96 (12.23%) Data Warehouse
10 94 (11.97%) Relational Database
11 89 (11.34%) MySQL
12 60 (7.64%) SQL Server 2017
13 58 (7.39%) RDBMS
14 53 (6.75%) Power BI
15 28 (3.57%) QlikView
16 24 (3.06%) Oracle Database
17 22 (2.80%) Big Data
18 21 (2.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 19 (2.42%) NoSQL
20 17 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 111 (14.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 61 (7.77%) Visual Studio
3 24 (3.06%) Git (software)
4 18 (2.29%) JIRA
5 17 (2.17%) Selenium
6 14 (1.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 14 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (1.53%) Jenkins
9 9 (1.15%) NUnit
10 8 (1.02%) git-flow
10 8 (1.02%) PowerBuilder
10 8 (1.02%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.89%) Subversion
12 6 (0.76%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.64%) WinDbg
14 4 (0.51%) Moq
14 4 (0.51%) MSTest
15 2 (0.25%) MbUnit
15 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 158 (20.13%) Finance
2 41 (5.22%) Retail
3 31 (3.95%) Banking
4 14 (1.78%) Law
4 14 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 13 (1.66%) Aerospace
5 13 (1.66%) Public Sector
6 12 (1.53%) Automotive
7 11 (1.40%) Publishing
8 10 (1.27%) Legal
9 7 (0.89%) Billing
9 7 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.89%) Military
10 6 (0.76%) Advertising
11 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.51%) Marketing
12 3 (0.38%) Games
12 3 (0.38%) Social Housing
13 2 (0.25%) French Language
13 2 (0.25%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 355 (45.22%) Developer
2 161 (20.51%) DBA
3 136 (17.32%) SQL DBA
4 110 (14.01%) .NET Developer
4 110 (14.01%) C# Developer
5 88 (11.21%) SQL Developer
6 75 (9.55%) Administrator
7 73 (9.30%) Senior Developer
8 68 (8.66%) C# .NET Developer
9 64 (8.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 61 (7.77%) Software Developer
11 50 (6.37%) Analyst
12 41 (5.22%) SQL Server DBA
13 38 (4.84%) Senior C# Developer
14 36 (4.59%) Linux Engineer
15 32 (4.08%) Applications Engineer
15 32 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
15 32 (4.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 31 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
16 31 (3.95%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (38.60%) .NET
2 172 (21.91%) ASP.NET
3 149 (18.98%) HTML
4 113 (14.39%) jQuery
5 111 (14.14%) CSS
5 111 (14.14%) Web Services
6 104 (13.25%) .NET Framework
7 103 (13.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 94 (11.97%) XML
9 71 (9.04%) WCF
10 53 (6.75%) Ajax
11 52 (6.62%) AngularJS
12 50 (6.37%) HTML5
13 43 (5.48%) Entity Framework
13 43 (5.48%) WPF
14 41 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web API
15 35 (4.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 35 (4.46%) SOAP
16 34 (4.33%) JSON
17 29 (3.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.99%) Private Cloud
3 42 (5.35%) Clustering
3 42 (5.35%) Enterprise Software
4 39 (4.97%) Replication
5 30 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (3.44%) Data Centre
7 24 (3.06%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.42%) User Experience
9 16 (2.04%) Derivative
9 16 (2.04%) Hedge funds
10 15 (1.91%) Fixed Income
10 15 (1.91%) OTC Derivatives
11 11 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
12 10 (1.27%) N-Tier
13 8 (1.02%) Handset
14 7 (0.89%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.89%) Reinsurance
15 5 (0.64%) EPoS
15 5 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 270 (34.39%) Windows
2 152 (19.36%) Windows Server
3 102 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 82 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 67 (8.54%) Linux
6 35 (4.46%) Windows 10
7 33 (4.20%) Unix
8 28 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (3.44%) Windows 7
10 22 (2.80%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.02%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.02%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.89%) Android
14 6 (0.76%) CentOS
15 4 (0.51%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (24.33%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (20.64%) MVC
3 145 (18.47%) Business Intelligence
4 107 (13.63%) Performance Tuning
5 95 (12.10%) Disaster Recovery
6 84 (10.70%) DevOps
7 80 (10.19%) ETL
7 80 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
8 78 (9.94%) ITIL
8 78 (9.94%) SDLC
9 74 (9.43%) Migration
10 70 (8.92%) Scrum
11 55 (7.01%) Mentoring
12 45 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
13 43 (5.48%) High Availability
14 40 (5.10%) Computer Science
15 38 (4.84%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 38 (4.84%) Unit Testing
15 38 (4.84%) Web Operations
16 37 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 549 (69.94%) SQL
2 286 (36.43%) C#
3 261 (33.25%) T-SQL
4 142 (18.09%) JavaScript
5 84 (10.70%) PowerShell
6 58 (7.39%) VB.NET
7 55 (7.01%) Java
8 52 (6.62%) Python
9 39 (4.97%) Perl
10 38 (4.84%) Bash Shell
11 34 (4.33%) VB
12 30 (3.82%) Ruby
13 21 (2.68%) VBA
14 20 (2.55%) PL/SQL
15 19 (2.42%) PHP
16 10 (1.27%) VBScript
16 10 (1.27%) X++
17 9 (1.15%) C
17 9 (1.15%) TypeScript
18 5 (0.64%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 64 (8.15%) Degree
2 58 (7.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (4.20%) MCSA
3 33 (4.20%) MCSE
4 21 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.40%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (0.89%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.76%) CCNA
9 6 (0.76%) CCNP
10 5 (0.64%) CCSP
10 5 (0.64%) CCVP
10 5 (0.64%) MCDBA
10 5 (0.64%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.51%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.38%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.25%) CCAA
13 2 (0.25%) MCTS
13 2 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.68%) QA
2 19 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (2.42%) SLA
3 18 (2.29%) GDPR
4 16 (2.04%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.02%) COBIT
6 5 (0.64%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.38%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.13%) DICOM
8 1 (0.13%) HL7
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.13%) PMO
8 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 100 (12.74%) Active Directory
2 58 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (6.50%) Docker
4 38 (4.84%) Oracle RAC
5 34 (4.33%) Hyper-V
6 30 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (2.55%) XenApp
8 16 (2.04%) vSphere
9 7 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.76%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.76%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (0.64%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.51%) Postfix
13 3 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.13%) Firmware
14 1 (0.13%) LXC
14 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 45 (5.73%) Kubernetes
1 45 (5.73%) Puppet
2 39 (4.97%) Ansible
2 39 (4.97%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (3.18%) Backup Exec
4 18 (2.29%) Microsoft Clustering
4 18 (2.29%) SCCM
5 12 (1.53%) SCOM
6 6 (0.76%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.76%) Terraform
6 6 (0.76%) vCenter Server
7 5 (0.64%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (0.64%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.38%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.38%) WSUS
10 1 (0.13%) Control-M
10 1 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 329 (41.91%) Microsoft
2 104 (13.25%) Oracle
3 82 (10.45%) VMware
4 47 (5.99%) Tableau
5 43 (5.48%) Citrix
5 43 (5.48%) HP
6 36 (4.59%) Cisco
7 30 (3.82%) Sun
8 19 (2.42%) Axosoft
9 18 (2.29%) Xamarin
10 17 (2.17%) Google
10 17 (2.17%) IBM
10 17 (2.17%) RedGate
11 15 (1.91%) DevExpress
12 13 (1.66%) Cognos
13 12 (1.53%) Dell
14 11 (1.40%) Avaya
14 11 (1.40%) NetApp
15 10 (1.27%) Red Hat
15 10 (1.27%) SAP