Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 559 405 334
Rank change year-on-year -154 -71 -124
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 504 1,111 1,663
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.75% 0.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.61% 2.64% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 446 964 1,477
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.11% +4.65%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,250 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.72% +8.75% -

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 31,384 42,011 54,003
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.70% 28.40% 30.66%
Number of salaries quoted 25,638 34,542 45,157
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 1 April 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 18 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 1 April 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 -139 469 £49,250 +3.68% 56
UK excluding London -122 272 £44,250 +1.72% 48
London -82 208 £55,000 - 10
North of England -25 97 £43,500 +16.00% 21
South East -73 76 £47,500 -0.52% 8
North West -11 57 £40,000 +6.67% 9
Midlands -12 38 £47,500 +5.56% 6
South West +34 35 £40,000 -27.27% 7
Yorkshire -4 30 £43,000 +10.26% 8
East Midlands +19 24 £40,000 - 4
East of England +28 15 £37,500 -13.79% 4
West Midlands -19 13 £51,250 +10.81% 2
Work from Home -19 12 £43,000 -25.22% 2
North East +11 11 £47,500 +87.14% 4
Wales -10 5 £35,000 - 2
Scotland +28 4 - -
Northern Ireland +16 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £51,500 -

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 504 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 347 (68.85%) SQL
3 282 (55.95%) Microsoft
4 235 (46.63%) .NET
5 233 (46.23%) C#
6 186 (36.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 169 (33.53%) Windows
8 145 (28.77%) Azure
9 141 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
10 134 (26.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 127 (25.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 127 (25.20%) ASP.NET
11 127 (25.20%) SQL Server 2016
12 123 (24.40%) T-SQL
13 115 (22.82%) MVC
14 106 (21.03%) .NET Framework
15 104 (20.63%) Web Services
16 101 (20.04%) JavaScript
17 95 (18.85%) Windows Server
18 94 (18.65%) HTML
18 94 (18.65%) Finance
19 88 (17.46%) XML
20 87 (17.26%) CSS
20 87 (17.26%) SQL Server 2014
21 80 (15.87%) Performance Tuning
22 76 (15.08%) IIS
23 75 (14.88%) Active Directory
23 75 (14.88%) jQuery
24 74 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
25 72 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC

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 76 (15.08%) IIS
2 48 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 40 (7.94%) MS Exchange
4 29 (5.75%) Drupal
5 26 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (4.17%) Tomcat
8 19 (3.77%) CMS
9 11 (2.18%) EPiServer
9 11 (2.18%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (2.18%) Umbraco
10 7 (1.39%) JBoss
10 7 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.79%) Apache
11 4 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.79%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.40%) Confluence
12 2 (0.40%) nginx
12 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.20%) Alfresco
Applications
1 27 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 27 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
2 23 (4.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.99%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.40%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.40%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.20%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 145 (28.77%) Azure
2 70 (13.89%) AWS
3 46 (9.13%) Power Platform
4 44 (8.73%) Office 365
5 31 (6.15%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (2.38%) IaaS
7 10 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.79%) PaaS
9 8 (1.59%) SaaS
10 7 (1.39%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.79%) GCP
11 4 (0.79%) GitHub
12 3 (0.60%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.40%) npm
14 1 (0.20%) Amazon Glacier
14 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.20%) NuGet
14 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.54%) TCP/IP
2 36 (7.14%) Firewall
3 30 (5.95%) SAN
4 26 (5.16%) DNS
5 21 (4.17%) DHCP
6 20 (3.97%) WAN
7 18 (3.57%) LAN
8 13 (2.58%) VoIP
9 11 (2.18%) VPN
10 8 (1.59%) Extranet
10 8 (1.59%) NAS
11 6 (1.19%) WebEx
12 4 (0.79%) BGP
12 4 (0.79%) iSCSI
12 4 (0.79%) Skype
12 4 (0.79%) VLAN
13 3 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (0.60%) HTTP
13 3 (0.60%) Internet
13 3 (0.60%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 504 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 186 (36.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 134 (26.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 127 (25.20%) SQL Server 2016
4 127 (25.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 87 (17.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 65 (12.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 52 (10.32%) MySQL
7 52 (10.32%) Relational Database
8 43 (8.53%) Power BI
8 43 (8.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 42 (8.33%) SQL Server 2017
10 37 (7.34%) RDBMS
11 34 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (4.76%) Oracle Database
13 18 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (2.98%) SQL Server 2000
15 14 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
16 9 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 8 (1.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 70 (13.89%) Visual Studio
2 65 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (5.36%) Git (software)
4 26 (5.16%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (2.18%) NUnit
5 11 (2.18%) PowerBuilder
6 8 (1.59%) SpecFlow
6 8 (1.59%) Subversion
7 7 (1.39%) JIRA
8 6 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.79%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.60%) MSTest
11 2 (0.40%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.40%) gulp
11 2 (0.40%) jspm
11 2 (0.40%) Moq
11 2 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket Server
12 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.20%) YouTrack
General
1 94 (18.65%) Finance
2 30 (5.95%) Retail
3 17 (3.37%) Back Office
4 15 (2.98%) Marketing
5 13 (2.58%) Banking
6 12 (2.38%) Law
7 11 (2.18%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.98%) Legal
8 10 (1.98%) Publishing
9 9 (1.79%) Automotive
9 9 (1.79%) Games
10 4 (0.79%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.20%) French Language
12 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 265 (52.58%) Developer
2 111 (22.02%) .NET Developer
3 85 (16.87%) C# Developer
4 65 (12.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 63 (12.50%) DBA
6 47 (9.33%) Software Developer
7 42 (8.33%) SQL DBA
8 41 (8.13%) Administrator
8 41 (8.13%) SQL Developer
9 33 (6.55%) Analyst
10 31 (6.15%) Support Engineer
11 29 (5.75%) Applications Support
11 29 (5.75%) Senior Developer
12 27 (5.36%) Lead Developer
13 21 (4.17%) Applications Engineer
13 21 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
14 17 (3.37%) IT Support
15 16 (3.17%) ASP.NET Developer
15 16 (3.17%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (46.63%) .NET
2 127 (25.20%) ASP.NET
3 106 (21.03%) .NET Framework
4 104 (20.63%) Web Services
5 94 (18.65%) HTML
6 88 (17.46%) XML
7 87 (17.26%) CSS
8 75 (14.88%) jQuery
9 72 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 70 (13.89%) AngularJS
11 50 (9.92%) Entity Framework
12 45 (8.93%) WCF
13 36 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
13 36 (7.14%) WinForms
14 32 (6.35%) Ajax
14 32 (6.35%) JSON
15 25 (4.96%) HTML5
16 23 (4.56%) XSLT
17 22 (4.37%) .NET Core
18 19 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 61 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.96%) Clustering
3 22 (4.37%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.57%) Replication
6 13 (2.58%) User Experience
7 12 (2.38%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.38%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.98%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.79%) iPad
10 8 (1.59%) EPoS
10 8 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.60%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.60%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.60%) Reinsurance
13 2 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.40%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.40%) NHS
13 2 (0.40%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 169 (33.53%) Windows
2 95 (18.85%) Windows Server
3 74 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (7.54%) Linux
5 38 (7.54%) Windows 7
6 35 (6.94%) Windows 10
7 22 (4.37%) Windows Server 2016
8 21 (4.17%) Unix
9 15 (2.98%) Windows 8
10 11 (2.18%) Apple iOS
10 11 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.39%) Android
11 7 (1.39%) Solaris
12 4 (0.79%) HPUX
12 4 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.60%) CentOS
13 3 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (22.82%) MVC
3 80 (15.87%) Performance Tuning
4 70 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
4 70 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
5 67 (13.29%) Scrum
6 65 (12.90%) OO
7 51 (10.12%) DevOps
7 51 (10.12%) OOD
8 48 (9.52%) Migration
9 46 (9.13%) ITIL
10 44 (8.73%) Mentoring
11 43 (8.53%) CRM
12 41 (8.13%) Customer Requirements
12 41 (8.13%) TDD
13 38 (7.54%) Disaster Recovery
13 38 (7.54%) SDLC
14 36 (7.14%) Computer Science
15 31 (6.15%) ERP
15 31 (6.15%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 347 (68.85%) SQL
2 233 (46.23%) C#
3 123 (24.40%) T-SQL
4 101 (20.04%) JavaScript
5 59 (11.71%) PowerShell
6 44 (8.73%) VB.NET
7 36 (7.14%) Bash Shell
8 27 (5.36%) X++
9 25 (4.96%) Perl
10 19 (3.77%) Python
10 19 (3.77%) VBScript
11 17 (3.37%) Java
12 13 (2.58%) TypeScript
13 11 (2.18%) PL/SQL
13 11 (2.18%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.98%) Ruby
15 9 (1.79%) PHP
15 9 (1.79%) PHP 5
16 7 (1.39%) VBA
17 6 (1.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 62 (12.30%) Degree
2 52 (10.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (5.16%) MCSE
4 22 (4.37%) MCSA
5 18 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (3.37%) MCSD
7 16 (3.17%) SC Cleared
7 16 (3.17%) Security Cleared
8 11 (2.18%) CCNA
8 11 (2.18%) Oracle Certification
9 7 (1.39%) MCP
9 7 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.99%) CCNP
10 5 (0.99%) CCSP
10 5 (0.99%) CCVP
11 4 (0.79%) MCITP
11 4 (0.79%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.40%) CCA
12 2 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.17%) QA
2 14 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.79%) SLA
4 6 (1.19%) COBIT
4 6 (1.19%) PMO
5 4 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.60%) GDPR
7 2 (0.40%) EMIR
7 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.40%) MiFID
7 2 (0.40%) NCSC
7 2 (0.40%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.20%) HL7
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (14.88%) Active Directory
2 62 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.96%) XenApp
4 18 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.57%) vSphere
5 17 (3.37%) Docker
6 12 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.99%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.40%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.20%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (2.98%) SCCM
2 12 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (2.18%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.39%) Ansible
5 7 (1.39%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.39%) Puppet
5 7 (1.39%) SCOM
6 6 (1.19%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.19%) HP UCMDB
6 6 (1.19%) WSUS
7 5 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.60%) Nagios
8 3 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.40%) NetCrunch
9 2 (0.40%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 282 (55.95%) Microsoft
2 71 (14.09%) VMware
3 61 (12.10%) Oracle
4 28 (5.56%) Citrix
5 24 (4.76%) Cisco
6 18 (3.57%) Tableau
7 16 (3.17%) HP
7 16 (3.17%) Veeam
8 13 (2.58%) Xamarin
9 11 (2.18%) MuleSoft
9 11 (2.18%) Sitecore
10 10 (1.98%) Infragistics
11 9 (1.79%) Axosoft
12 8 (1.59%) Apple
12 8 (1.59%) Meraki
12 8 (1.59%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.59%) Sun
13 7 (1.39%) EMC
13 7 (1.39%) McAfee
14 6 (1.19%) WatchGuard