Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 331 276 180
Rank change year-on-year -55 -96 -74
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1,554 2,283 3,734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 1.26% 1.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.26% 4.17% 6.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,346 2,018 3,313
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 47,607 54,724 56,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.10% 30.27% 29.60%
Number of salaries quoted 39,172 45,057 47,980
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -59 1,479 £50,000 +11.11% 197
UK excluding London -113 830 £42,500 - 142
London +21 685 £60,000 +14.29% 61
South East -88 273 £45,000 - 34
North of England -87 222 £40,000 -5.88% 43
North West -29 157 £40,000 - 29
Midlands -70 121 £40,000 - 37
East of England -8 94 £42,500 -10.53% 9
South West -36 86 £45,000 +5.88% 13
West Midlands -84 70 £40,000 - 23
Yorkshire -92 62 £40,000 -11.11% 14
East Midlands +13 50 £40,000 +1.91% 14
Wales -12 21 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Scotland -16 10 £27,500 -31.25% 3
Northern Ireland +2 4 £40,000 +33.33% 1
North East -15 3 £30,000 -14.29%

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 1,554 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1,135 (73.04%) SQL
3 744 (47.88%) Microsoft
4 646 (41.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 560 (36.04%) .NET
6 558 (35.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 548 (35.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 538 (34.62%) C#
9 536 (34.49%) T-SQL
10 467 (30.05%) Windows
11 368 (23.68%) Finance
12 336 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
13 327 (21.04%) ASP.NET
14 302 (19.43%) Business Intelligence
15 299 (19.24%) Windows Server
16 278 (17.89%) MVC
17 265 (17.05%) Data Warehouse
18 259 (16.67%) HTML
19 254 (16.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 238 (15.32%) ETL
21 235 (15.12%) JavaScript
22 229 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
23 224 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
24 223 (14.35%) CSS
25 220 (14.16%) SQL Server 2016
26 219 (14.09%) Relational Database
27 215 (13.84%) SQL Server 2005
28 214 (13.77%) SQL Server 2014
29 211 (13.58%) Performance Tuning
30 205 (13.19%) PowerShell

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
1 170 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 135 (8.69%) IIS
3 100 (6.44%) MS Exchange
4 49 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 34 (2.19%) WebSphere
6 31 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (1.99%) Skype for Business
7 29 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
8 24 (1.54%) Drupal
8 24 (1.54%) NServiceBus
9 23 (1.48%) CMS
10 20 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
12 11 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.39%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 101 (6.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 96 (6.18%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.71%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 32 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (0.77%) Markit EDM
3 11 (0.71%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 9 (0.58%) FastStats
5 8 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.32%) Carpe Diem
6 5 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.26%) Elite 3E
8 3 (0.19%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.19%) Magento
8 3 (0.19%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.13%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.064%) Maximo
10 1 (0.064%) Sage 1000
10 1 (0.064%) Sage 500
10 1 (0.064%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 224 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
3 88 (5.66%) Office 365
4 25 (1.61%) SaaS
5 15 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.90%) IaaS
7 13 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (0.51%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.39%) PaaS
11 4 (0.26%) npm
11 4 (0.26%) Yammer
12 3 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.19%) GitHub
13 2 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.13%) NuGet
13 2 (0.13%) Serverless
14 1 (0.064%) Sumo Logic
14 1 (0.064%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 102 (6.56%) DNS
2 99 (6.37%) SAN
3 86 (5.53%) Firewall
4 80 (5.15%) DHCP
5 52 (3.35%) WAN
6 51 (3.28%) TCP/IP
7 50 (3.22%) VPN
8 41 (2.64%) LAN
9 38 (2.45%) VLAN
10 33 (2.12%) Internet
11 24 (1.54%) Skype
12 23 (1.48%) NAS
12 23 (1.48%) SMTP
13 19 (1.22%) Intranet
14 18 (1.16%) HTTP
15 16 (1.03%) FTP
16 15 (0.97%) Network Security
16 15 (0.97%) VoIP
17 14 (0.90%) MPLS
17 14 (0.90%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,554 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 646 (41.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 558 (35.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 548 (35.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 265 (17.05%) Data Warehouse
6 254 (16.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 220 (14.16%) SQL Server 2016
8 219 (14.09%) Relational Database
9 215 (13.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 214 (13.77%) SQL Server 2014
11 101 (6.50%) Oracle Database
12 85 (5.47%) RDBMS
13 72 (4.63%) MySQL
14 71 (4.57%) Oracle Database 11g
15 67 (4.31%) Oracle Database 10g
16 65 (4.18%) Power BI
17 50 (3.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 44 (2.83%) Crystal Reports
18 44 (2.83%) MongoDB
19 36 (2.32%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 164 (10.55%) Visual Studio
2 159 (10.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (1.74%) NUnit
4 25 (1.61%) ReSharper
5 24 (1.54%) Bitbucket
5 24 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 21 (1.35%) TeamCity
7 20 (1.29%) Moq
8 17 (1.09%) Git (software)
9 16 (1.03%) Artifactory
9 16 (1.03%) NCrunch
10 14 (0.90%) Selenium
11 13 (0.84%) JIRA
11 13 (0.84%) Subversion
12 11 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
13 9 (0.58%) Toad
14 8 (0.51%) Mercurial
15 7 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 6 (0.39%) MSTest
General
1 368 (23.68%) Finance
2 94 (6.05%) Banking
3 51 (3.28%) Retail
4 41 (2.64%) Advertising
5 40 (2.57%) Marketing
6 35 (2.25%) Investment Banking
7 31 (1.99%) Law
8 29 (1.87%) Legal
8 29 (1.87%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.35%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.77%) Games
11 9 (0.58%) Back Office
11 9 (0.58%) General Ledger
12 8 (0.51%) Front Office
13 7 (0.45%) Billing
13 7 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.45%) French Language
14 6 (0.39%) Private Banking
15 5 (0.32%) Electronics
16 4 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 699 (44.98%) Developer
2 332 (21.36%) DBA
3 297 (19.11%) SQL DBA
4 242 (15.57%) SQL Developer
5 209 (13.45%) .NET Developer
6 197 (12.68%) Analyst
7 187 (12.03%) C# Developer
8 185 (11.90%) Administrator
9 126 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
10 123 (7.92%) Senior Developer
11 116 (7.46%) SQL Server DBA
12 102 (6.56%) Support Analyst
13 96 (6.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 93 (5.98%) Software Developer
15 81 (5.21%) Applications Support
16 69 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
17 65 (4.18%) Lead Developer
18 61 (3.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 58 (3.73%) SQL Analyst
20 56 (3.60%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 560 (36.04%) .NET
2 327 (21.04%) ASP.NET
3 259 (16.67%) HTML
4 223 (14.35%) CSS
5 192 (12.36%) XML
6 182 (11.71%) Web Services
7 170 (10.94%) jQuery
8 158 (10.17%) .NET Framework
9 149 (9.59%) ASP.NET Web API
10 146 (9.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 134 (8.62%) WCF
12 109 (7.01%) AngularJS
13 95 (6.11%) Entity Framework
14 73 (4.70%) Ajax
15 48 (3.09%) WPF
16 45 (2.90%) LINQ
16 45 (2.90%) SOAP
16 45 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 44 (2.83%) HTML5
18 42 (2.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 112 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
1 112 (7.21%) Clustering
2 110 (7.08%) Replication
3 55 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
4 46 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
5 43 (2.77%) Data Centre
6 41 (2.64%) Computer Science
7 27 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
8 24 (1.54%) Fintech
9 22 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.42%) Private Cloud
10 21 (1.35%) Driving Licence
11 20 (1.29%) Client/Server
12 19 (1.22%) NHS
13 15 (0.97%) Data Structures
14 14 (0.90%) User Experience
15 11 (0.71%) Fixed Income
15 11 (0.71%) FMCG
16 10 (0.64%) EMC VMAX
16 10 (0.64%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 467 (30.05%) Windows
2 299 (19.24%) Windows Server
3 195 (12.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 120 (7.72%) Linux
5 117 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 55 (3.54%) Windows 10
8 49 (3.15%) Windows 7
9 32 (2.06%) Unix
9 32 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (1.54%) Solaris
11 22 (1.42%) CentOS
12 20 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
12 20 (1.29%) Windows 8
13 17 (1.09%) Windows XP
14 11 (0.71%) Android
15 10 (0.64%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.32%) Debian
17 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (19.43%) Business Intelligence
3 278 (17.89%) MVC
4 238 (15.32%) ETL
5 229 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
6 211 (13.58%) Performance Tuning
7 186 (11.97%) ITIL
8 122 (7.85%) High Availability
9 119 (7.66%) Scrum
10 101 (6.50%) Migration
11 96 (6.18%) CRM
12 93 (5.98%) TDD
13 90 (5.79%) SDLC
14 80 (5.15%) OO
15 78 (5.02%) Mentoring
16 76 (4.89%) Kimball Methodology
17 67 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
18 64 (4.12%) Change Management
19 61 (3.93%) OOD
20 59 (3.80%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1,135 (73.04%) SQL
2 538 (34.62%) C#
3 536 (34.49%) T-SQL
4 235 (15.12%) JavaScript
5 205 (13.19%) PowerShell
6 107 (6.89%) VB.NET
7 77 (4.95%) VB
8 64 (4.12%) Java
9 48 (3.09%) VBA
10 38 (2.45%) Python
11 23 (1.48%) TypeScript
12 19 (1.22%) VBScript
13 14 (0.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 14 (0.90%) PL/SQL
14 10 (0.64%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.45%) XPath
16 6 (0.39%) C
16 6 (0.39%) PHP
16 6 (0.39%) R
17 5 (0.32%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 136 (8.75%) Degree
2 133 (8.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (3.67%) MCSE
4 44 (2.83%) MCSA
5 33 (2.12%) MCP
6 25 (1.61%) CCNA
6 25 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (1.42%) Security Cleared
8 19 (1.22%) SC Cleared
9 18 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
9 18 (1.16%) MCITP
10 10 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 9 (0.58%) DBS Check
11 9 (0.58%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.45%) CCA
12 7 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (0.45%) HNC
12 7 (0.45%) ISEB
12 7 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.99%) Data Quality
2 55 (3.54%) SLA
3 46 (2.96%) QA
4 18 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.51%) PMO
6 7 (0.45%) HL7
7 5 (0.32%) GDPR
7 5 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.13%) DICOM
10 2 (0.13%) IFRS
10 2 (0.13%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.13%) TickIT
11 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.064%) EMIR
11 1 (0.064%) MiFID
11 1 (0.064%) WCAG
System Software
1 173 (11.13%) Active Directory
2 112 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (4.05%) Hyper-V
4 46 (2.96%) XenApp
5 37 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (2.38%) vSphere
6 26 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
8 12 (0.77%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.51%) DFS Replication
11 6 (0.39%) Oracle Clusterware
12 4 (0.26%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.13%) Docker
14 2 (0.13%) HDFS
14 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.064%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.064%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 56 (3.60%) SCCM
2 36 (2.32%) Microsoft Clustering
3 19 (1.22%) Backup Exec
4 18 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
5 14 (0.90%) Control-M
5 14 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 11 (0.71%) WSUS
7 10 (0.64%) vCenter Server
8 9 (0.58%) Ansible
8 9 (0.58%) NetBackup
8 9 (0.58%) Oracle ZFS
8 9 (0.58%) SCOM
8 9 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (0.45%) HP UCMDB
10 7 (0.45%) Puppet
10 7 (0.45%) SCVMM
10 7 (0.45%) XenMobile
11 6 (0.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 744 (47.88%) Microsoft
2 199 (12.81%) Oracle
3 153 (9.85%) VMware
4 74 (4.76%) Citrix
5 62 (3.99%) Cisco
6 51 (3.28%) Red Hat
7 41 (2.64%) Informatica
8 40 (2.57%) HP
9 38 (2.45%) Veeam
10 31 (1.99%) BMC
10 31 (1.99%) ServiceNow
11 29 (1.87%) CheckPoint
11 29 (1.87%) EMC
12 28 (1.80%) DevExpress
13 27 (1.74%) Tableau
14 26 (1.67%) Xamarin
15 22 (1.42%) IBM
16 20 (1.29%) Infragistics
16 20 (1.29%) Sybase
17 19 (1.22%) SAP