Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 304 186 115
Rank change year-on-year -118 -71 -40
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1,813 3,285 5,597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.86% 2.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.41% 6.22% 8.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,600 2,866 4,869
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £63,875 £63,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 53,143 52,794 66,042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.53% 29.85% 31.62%
Number of salaries quoted 44,049 45,199 55,830
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -113 1,743 £45,000 - 240
UK excluding London -102 1,158 £42,500 +6.25% 180
London -119 631 £50,500 +1.00% 72
South East -84 377 £45,000 - 37
North of England -112 320 £42,500 +6.25% 44
Midlands -48 198 £40,000 - 44
North West -90 163 £40,000 - 23
West Midlands -16 149 £40,000 +6.67% 30
Yorkshire -79 145 £45,000 +18.42% 20
East of England -89 119 £47,500 +9.83% 19
South West -26 105 £40,000 - 24
East Midlands -45 49 £37,500 -6.25% 14
Wales -36 20 £36,500 -0.68% 6
Scotland -44 15 £40,000 +23.08% 4
North East -25 12 £33,000 -17.50% 1
Northern Ireland -20 4 £35,000 +16.67% 2

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 1,813 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1,301 (71.76%) SQL
3 951 (52.45%) Microsoft
4 844 (46.55%) .NET
5 784 (43.24%) C#
6 629 (34.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 594 (32.76%) T-SQL
8 586 (32.32%) Windows
9 585 (32.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 578 (31.88%) ASP.NET
11 568 (31.33%) MVC
12 552 (30.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 548 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
14 471 (25.98%) JavaScript
15 434 (23.94%) HTML
16 394 (21.73%) Finance
17 393 (21.68%) ASP.NET MVC
18 339 (18.70%) jQuery
19 327 (18.04%) Windows Server
20 313 (17.26%) .NET Framework
21 309 (17.04%) Business Intelligence
22 298 (16.44%) CSS
23 287 (15.83%) Visual Studio
24 276 (15.22%) Performance Tuning
25 269 (14.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 250 (13.79%) WCF
27 246 (13.57%) SQL Server 2014
28 243 (13.40%) SQL Server 2005
28 243 (13.40%) Team Foundation Server
29 241 (13.29%) Active Directory

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
1 240 (13.24%) IIS
2 154 (8.49%) SharePoint
3 115 (6.34%) MS Exchange
4 79 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 65 (3.59%) BizTalk Server
6 50 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 43 (2.37%) CMS
8 30 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 28 (1.54%) Apache
10 27 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
11 23 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 20 (1.10%) Skype for Business
12 20 (1.10%) Umbraco
13 19 (1.05%) Tomcat
14 15 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
15 14 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (0.77%) SAS
16 11 (0.61%) Drupal
17 8 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 8 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 78 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.22%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.11%) Revit
7 1 (0.055%) FreeHand
7 1 (0.055%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 19 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.55%) Northgate Housing
5 7 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.28%) assyst
8 4 (0.22%) nopCommerce
9 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.17%) RMDS
9 3 (0.17%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.11%) Endur
10 2 (0.11%) Epicor Tropos
10 2 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.11%) Sage 1000
10 2 (0.11%) Sage 500
11 1 (0.055%) Exstream
11 1 (0.055%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 237 (13.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (4.74%) Office 365
4 29 (1.60%) IaaS
5 26 (1.43%) SaaS
6 13 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.72%) GitHub
7 11 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
7 11 (0.61%) PaaS
8 10 (0.55%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (0.50%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.44%) Bluemix
10 8 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
11 6 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.17%) BlueKai
13 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.11%) npm
14 1 (0.055%) Amazon Kinesis
14 1 (0.055%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 112 (6.18%) SAN
2 102 (5.63%) Firewall
3 85 (4.69%) DNS
4 68 (3.75%) DHCP
5 60 (3.31%) TCP/IP
6 54 (2.98%) LAN
7 52 (2.87%) WAN
8 51 (2.81%) Internet
9 37 (2.04%) VLAN
9 37 (2.04%) VoIP
10 34 (1.88%) Intranet
11 23 (1.27%) VPN
12 18 (0.99%) FTP
12 18 (0.99%) MPLS
13 16 (0.88%) iSCSI
14 13 (0.72%) Ethernet
14 13 (0.72%) NAS
15 11 (0.61%) Skype
16 10 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (0.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,813 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 629 (34.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 585 (32.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 552 (30.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 269 (14.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 246 (13.57%) SQL Server 2014
7 243 (13.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 238 (13.13%) SQL Server 2016
9 219 (12.08%) Data Warehouse
10 111 (6.12%) Relational Database
11 102 (5.63%) Oracle Database
12 98 (5.41%) MySQL
13 83 (4.58%) MongoDB
14 75 (4.14%) NoSQL
15 67 (3.70%) OLAP
16 61 (3.36%) Power BI
17 54 (2.98%) Oracle Database 11g
18 50 (2.76%) QlikView
19 45 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
20 41 (2.26%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 287 (15.83%) Visual Studio
2 243 (13.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 87 (4.80%) Git (software)
4 73 (4.03%) NUnit
5 53 (2.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 49 (2.70%) TeamCity
7 35 (1.93%) Subversion
8 34 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
9 30 (1.65%) JIRA
10 20 (1.10%) Jenkins
10 20 (1.10%) MSBuild
11 14 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 12 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
13 11 (0.61%) MSTest
14 8 (0.44%) JSUnit
14 8 (0.44%) Moq
15 7 (0.39%) Mercurial
15 7 (0.39%) Selenium
15 7 (0.39%) Visual Studio Code
16 5 (0.28%) ERwin
General
1 394 (21.73%) Finance
2 84 (4.63%) Retail
3 75 (4.14%) Banking
4 61 (3.36%) Manufacturing
5 60 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 57 (3.14%) Marketing
7 38 (2.10%) Electronics
8 35 (1.93%) Advertising
8 35 (1.93%) Front Office
9 28 (1.54%) Legal
10 25 (1.38%) Law
11 24 (1.32%) Publishing
12 23 (1.27%) Automotive
12 23 (1.27%) Back Office
13 17 (0.94%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.66%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.50%) Games
16 8 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.44%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 936 (51.63%) Developer
2 402 (22.17%) .NET Developer
3 325 (17.93%) DBA
4 308 (16.99%) C# Developer
5 284 (15.66%) SQL DBA
6 267 (14.73%) SQL Developer
7 233 (12.85%) C# .NET Developer
8 213 (11.75%) Senior Developer
9 190 (10.48%) Analyst
10 167 (9.21%) Administrator
11 154 (8.49%) Software Developer
12 132 (7.28%) ASP.NET Developer
13 121 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
14 113 (6.23%) SQL Server DBA
15 107 (5.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 106 (5.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 95 (5.24%) Applications Support
17 95 (5.24%) Support Analyst
18 90 (4.96%) SQL Server Developer
19 88 (4.85%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 844 (46.55%) .NET
2 578 (31.88%) ASP.NET
3 434 (23.94%) HTML
4 393 (21.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 339 (18.70%) jQuery
6 313 (17.26%) .NET Framework
7 298 (16.44%) CSS
8 250 (13.79%) WCF
9 239 (13.18%) XML
10 199 (10.98%) Web Services
11 194 (10.70%) AngularJS
11 194 (10.70%) HTML5
12 181 (9.98%) Ajax
13 179 (9.87%) ASP.NET Web API
14 176 (9.71%) Entity Framework
15 113 (6.23%) WPF
16 105 (5.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 98 (5.41%) LINQ
18 97 (5.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 93 (5.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 163 (8.99%) Clustering
2 148 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (5.63%) Computer Science
4 92 (5.07%) Replication
5 55 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.10%) Data Centre
7 37 (2.04%) User Experience
8 34 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
9 22 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 21 (1.16%) Fintech
11 20 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (0.99%) FMCG
13 16 (0.88%) Client/Server
13 16 (0.88%) Data Structures
13 16 (0.88%) N-Tier
14 13 (0.72%) EMC VMAX
15 11 (0.61%) EMC VNX
16 10 (0.55%) Equities
16 10 (0.55%) Reinsurance
17 8 (0.44%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 586 (32.32%) Windows
2 327 (18.04%) Windows Server
3 240 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 173 (9.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 153 (8.44%) Windows 7
6 106 (5.85%) Linux
7 88 (4.85%) Windows 10
8 62 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 48 (2.65%) Windows 8
10 20 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (1.05%) Unix
12 18 (0.99%) Windows XP
13 15 (0.83%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.55%) CentOS
15 9 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
16 8 (0.44%) Android
16 8 (0.44%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.44%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.22%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (31.33%) MVC
2 548 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
3 309 (17.04%) Business Intelligence
4 276 (15.22%) Performance Tuning
5 240 (13.24%) ETL
6 217 (11.97%) TDD
7 181 (9.98%) Scrum
8 174 (9.60%) ITIL
9 147 (8.11%) Web Development
10 144 (7.94%) High Availability
11 139 (7.67%) Disaster Recovery
12 134 (7.39%) SDLC
13 114 (6.29%) Software Engineering
14 104 (5.74%) Mentoring
15 103 (5.68%) Migration
16 98 (5.41%) Unit Testing
17 84 (4.63%) OO
18 82 (4.52%) Change Management
19 77 (4.25%) CRM
20 76 (4.19%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,301 (71.76%) SQL
2 784 (43.24%) C#
3 594 (32.76%) T-SQL
4 471 (25.98%) JavaScript
5 176 (9.71%) PowerShell
6 121 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 52 (2.87%) PL/SQL
8 44 (2.43%) VB
9 30 (1.65%) Java
10 29 (1.60%) VBA
11 28 (1.54%) C
11 28 (1.54%) VBScript
12 23 (1.27%) TypeScript
13 20 (1.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 14 (0.77%) Bash Shell
14 14 (0.77%) PHP
14 14 (0.77%) Python
15 11 (0.61%) C++
16 10 (0.55%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 170 (9.38%) Degree
2 165 (9.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (2.65%) MCSE
4 47 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 44 (2.43%) CCNA
7 40 (2.21%) MCITP
8 37 (2.04%) MCP
9 31 (1.71%) Security Cleared
10 29 (1.60%) MCSA
11 28 (1.54%) MCSD
12 26 (1.43%) MCAD
13 25 (1.38%) MCTS
14 20 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (0.94%) SC Cleared
16 14 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
17 10 (0.55%) DV Cleared
18 9 (0.50%) ISEB
18 9 (0.50%) MCDBA
19 8 (0.44%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (5.35%) QA
2 64 (3.53%) SLA
3 38 (2.10%) Data Quality
4 31 (1.71%) PCI DSS
5 19 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.61%) PMO
7 5 (0.28%) GDPR
8 4 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.11%) COBIT
9 2 (0.11%) GAMP
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.11%) TickIT
10 1 (0.055%) DICOM
10 1 (0.055%) HL7
10 1 (0.055%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 241 (13.29%) Active Directory
2 154 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (5.96%) Hyper-V
4 43 (2.37%) vSphere
5 38 (2.10%) XenApp
6 32 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
8 23 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (0.77%) XenDesktop
10 11 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (0.44%) Docker
12 7 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.22%) XenServer
15 3 (0.17%) MetaFrame
16 2 (0.11%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 1 (0.055%) Time Sharing Option
17 1 (0.055%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 69 (3.81%) SCCM
2 41 (2.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 33 (1.82%) SCOM
4 20 (1.10%) Perfmon
4 20 (1.10%) Puppet
5 17 (0.94%) Ansible
5 17 (0.94%) Backup Exec
6 16 (0.88%) SCOrch
7 15 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
8 14 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (0.61%) Simpana
9 11 (0.61%) Terraform
10 7 (0.39%) Nagios
10 7 (0.39%) vCenter Server
11 6 (0.33%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.28%) XenMobile
13 4 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.22%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 951 (52.45%) Microsoft
2 203 (11.20%) VMware
3 172 (9.49%) Oracle
4 122 (6.73%) Cisco
5 83 (4.58%) Citrix
6 75 (4.14%) HP
7 55 (3.03%) SAP
8 36 (1.99%) Cognos
8 36 (1.99%) CommVault
8 36 (1.99%) RedGate
8 36 (1.99%) Telerik
9 32 (1.77%) Red Hat
10 31 (1.71%) Tableau
10 31 (1.71%) Veeam
11 30 (1.65%) EMC
12 29 (1.60%) Sophos
13 27 (1.49%) IBM
14 25 (1.38%) SolarWinds
15 24 (1.32%) Dell
16 22 (1.21%) Cadence