Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 864 575 507
Rank change year-on-year -289 -68 -161
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 172 131 781
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.26% 0.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.50% 0.92% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 154 117 641
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,600 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,250 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.22% -5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,750 £64,150 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.39% -14.44% +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 34,352 14,196 38,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.17% 28.68% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 22,142 11,918 31,724
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,625 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £76,758 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -281 157 £50,000 +5.26% 42
UK excluding London -209 102 £42,500 +10.39% 19
London -217 54 £51,750 -5.91% 23
South East -134 39 £42,500 -19.05% 3
Work from Home -244 37 £51,500 +28.75% 8
North of England -121 20 £47,500 +5.56% 10
South West -101 17 £42,500 +3.03%
Midlands -121 14 £45,750 +18.06% 5
Yorkshire -88 13 £46,250 +2.78% 3
Scotland -91 10 £37,500 -
East Midlands -68 7 £43,250 +15.33% 4
North West -86 7 £50,000 +25.00% 7
West Midlands -100 7 £50,250 +11.67% 1
Wales -52 2 £35,000 +2.94%

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 172 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 130 (75.58%) SQL
3 98 (56.98%) Microsoft
4 87 (50.58%) C#
5 78 (45.35%) .NET
6 68 (39.53%) Azure
7 66 (38.37%) JavaScript
8 59 (34.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 58 (33.72%) T-SQL
10 57 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
11 51 (29.65%) Finance
12 49 (28.49%) Windows
13 47 (27.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 47 (27.33%) SQL Server 2012
14 46 (26.74%) XML
15 45 (26.16%) Social Skills
16 44 (25.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 43 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
18 42 (24.42%) Web Services
18 42 (24.42%) jQuery
19 40 (23.26%) ASP.NET
20 38 (22.09%) Microsoft Office
21 37 (21.51%) SQL Server 2016
22 36 (20.93%) SOAP
23 35 (20.35%) Visual Studio
23 35 (20.35%) SQL Server 2005
23 35 (20.35%) Power Platform
24 34 (19.77%) ETL
25 33 (19.19%) Team Foundation Server
26 32 (18.60%) Power BI

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 21 (12.21%) IIS
2 19 (11.05%) Confluence
3 18 (10.47%) SharePoint
4 9 (5.23%) Apache
5 8 (4.65%) MS Exchange
6 6 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.91%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.33%) NServiceBus
9 2 (1.16%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.58%) CMS
10 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 38 (22.09%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (10.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.23%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.58%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.58%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.58%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 68 (39.53%) Azure
2 35 (20.35%) Power Platform
3 22 (12.79%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (8.72%) Dynamics 365
5 12 (6.98%) AWS
6 10 (5.81%) IaaS
6 10 (5.81%) SaaS
7 8 (4.65%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (2.91%) PaaS
9 3 (1.74%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 3 (1.74%) PowerApps
10 2 (1.16%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.16%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.23%) DNS
1 9 (5.23%) Firewall
1 9 (5.23%) SAN
1 9 (5.23%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.49%) DHCP
2 6 (3.49%) Internet
3 5 (2.91%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (2.91%) iSCSI
3 5 (2.91%) MPLS
3 5 (2.91%) Skype
4 4 (2.33%) VoIP
4 4 (2.33%) VPN
5 2 (1.16%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.16%) WAN
5 2 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.58%) NAS
6 1 (0.58%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.58%) SSL
6 1 (0.58%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 59 (34.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 47 (27.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 47 (27.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (25.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 37 (21.51%) SQL Server 2016
6 35 (20.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 32 (18.60%) Power BI
8 28 (16.28%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (8.14%) MS Access
10 13 (7.56%) Relational Database
11 12 (6.98%) SQL Server 2019
12 11 (6.40%) Azure SQL Database
12 11 (6.40%) SQL Server 2017
13 10 (5.81%) DTS
14 8 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
15 7 (4.07%) FileMaker
15 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 6 (3.49%) Big Data
17 4 (2.33%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 35 (20.35%) Visual Studio
2 33 (19.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (11.05%) JIRA
4 13 (7.56%) Git (software)
5 12 (6.98%) Selenium
5 12 (6.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.58%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.58%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
General
1 51 (29.65%) Finance
2 45 (26.16%) Social Skills
3 18 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.98%) Banking
5 9 (5.23%) Documentation Skills
6 8 (4.65%) Retail
7 7 (4.07%) Law
8 5 (2.91%) Automotive
8 5 (2.91%) Back Office
8 5 (2.91%) Games
8 5 (2.91%) Publishing
9 3 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.74%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (1.16%) Advertising
10 2 (1.16%) Legal
10 2 (1.16%) Local Government
11 1 (0.58%) Billing
11 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.58%) Marketing
11 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 93 (54.07%) Developer
2 37 (21.51%) .NET Developer
3 29 (16.86%) DBA
4 26 (15.12%) SQL DBA
5 22 (12.79%) Administrator
6 20 (11.63%) Analyst
7 17 (9.88%) SQL Developer
8 16 (9.30%) Tester
9 13 (7.56%) Consultant
10 12 (6.98%) Regression Tester
10 12 (6.98%) Selenium Tester
11 11 (6.40%) SQL Server DBA
12 10 (5.81%) Senior Developer
12 10 (5.81%) ServiceNow Consultant
12 10 (5.81%) ServiceNow Developer
12 10 (5.81%) Software Developer
13 9 (5.23%) Database Developer
14 7 (4.07%) Business Systems Analyst
14 7 (4.07%) SQL Database Developer
14 7 (4.07%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (45.35%) .NET
2 46 (26.74%) XML
3 42 (24.42%) jQuery
3 42 (24.42%) Web Services
4 40 (23.26%) ASP.NET
5 36 (20.93%) SOAP
6 31 (18.02%) HTML
7 30 (17.44%) REST
8 29 (16.86%) WCF
9 28 (16.28%) AngularJS
10 26 (15.12%) .NET Framework
11 24 (13.95%) LINQ
12 20 (11.63%) WinForms
13 19 (11.05%) React
13 19 (11.05%) Vue.js
14 18 (10.47%) Entity Framework
15 17 (9.88%) CSS
16 14 (8.14%) HTML5
17 13 (7.56%) JSON
18 11 (6.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.47%) Equities
2 13 (7.56%) Replication
2 13 (7.56%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (5.23%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.23%) User Experience
4 7 (4.07%) Clustering
4 7 (4.07%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.07%) Driving Licence
4 7 (4.07%) Legacy Systems
5 5 (2.91%) FMCG
6 3 (1.74%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.74%) Legacy Applications
6 3 (1.74%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.58%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 49 (28.49%) Windows
2 21 (12.21%) Windows Server
3 14 (8.14%) Windows 10
4 10 (5.81%) Linux
5 9 (5.23%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (4.07%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.58%) Solaris
10 1 (0.58%) Unix
10 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (19.77%) ETL
4 25 (14.53%) Information Security
5 20 (11.63%) Performance Tuning
5 20 (11.63%) Regression Testing
5 20 (11.63%) Web Application Development
6 19 (11.05%) Full Stack Development
7 18 (10.47%) ITIL
7 18 (10.47%) Migration
7 18 (10.47%) MVC
8 17 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (9.30%) Black-Box Testing
9 16 (9.30%) White-Box Testing
10 15 (8.72%) Analytics
11 13 (7.56%) E-Commerce
11 13 (7.56%) SOA
11 13 (7.56%) Unit Testing
11 13 (7.56%) User Stories
11 13 (7.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 130 (75.58%) SQL
2 87 (50.58%) C#
3 66 (38.37%) JavaScript
4 58 (33.72%) T-SQL
5 32 (18.60%) VB
6 23 (13.37%) PowerShell
7 21 (12.21%) VB.NET
8 7 (4.07%) Python
8 7 (4.07%) VBScript
8 7 (4.07%) X++
9 5 (2.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 5 (2.91%) VB6
10 4 (2.33%) ANSI SQL
11 3 (1.74%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.16%) XPath
13 1 (0.58%) Java
13 1 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (17.44%) Degree
2 26 (15.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (7.56%) MCSE
4 11 (6.40%) MCSA
5 8 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (3.49%) MCITP
6 6 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.91%) CCA
7 5 (2.91%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.16%) CCNA
8 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.16%) HNC
8 2 (1.16%) HND
8 2 (1.16%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.16%) MCDBA
8 2 (1.16%) MCT
9 1 (0.58%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.58%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (16.86%) QA
2 19 (11.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (2.33%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.16%) NCSC
6 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.65%) vSphere
4 6 (3.49%) XenApp
5 5 (2.91%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.33%) Docker
6 4 (2.33%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.16%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.16%) Firmware
7 2 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (2.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (1.74%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.74%) Nagios
3 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 98 (56.98%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.05%) Atlassian
3 12 (6.98%) VMware
4 11 (6.40%) ServiceNow
5 8 (4.65%) Databricks
5 8 (4.65%) Oracle
5 8 (4.65%) SAP
6 7 (4.07%) Dell
6 7 (4.07%) IBM
7 6 (3.49%) Citrix
8 5 (2.91%) EMC
8 5 (2.91%) NetApp
8 5 (2.91%) Sitecore
8 5 (2.91%) Sophos
9 4 (2.33%) RedGate
10 3 (1.74%) Informatica
11 2 (1.16%) Cognos
11 2 (1.16%) MicroStrategy
12 1 (0.58%) Cisco
12 1 (0.58%) HP