Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 408 345 216
Rank change year-on-year -63 -129 -68
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1,048 1,586 2,729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.91% 1.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.57% 2.97% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 861 1,340 2,370
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% -1.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,725 £30,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -

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 40,755 53,404 52,299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.09% 30.71% 30.93%
Number of salaries quoted 33,269 43,825 44,406
UK median annual salary £52,095 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.19% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95% +1.20%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -70 994 £47,500 +5.56% 27
UK excluding London -67 617 £43,750 +9.38% 27
London -47 395 £55,000 - 2
South East +21 212 £50,000 +11.11% 9
North of England -9 186 £37,500 - 11
Midlands -5 113 £45,000 +20.00% 3
North West +6 93 £39,000 +4.00% 4
Yorkshire -21 83 £39,000 +4.00% 7
West Midlands -19 70 £45,000 +20.00% 2
South West -38 47 £45,000 +12.50%
East Midlands +45 43 £40,000 +6.67% 1
East of England -27 38 £43,500 -3.33% 2
Scotland +16 17 £37,500 -6.25%
North East +26 11 £25,437 -15.21%
Wales +10 4 £32,500 -27.78% 2

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1,048 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 727 (69.37%) SQL
3 455 (43.42%) .NET
4 419 (39.98%) C#
5 409 (39.03%) Microsoft
6 392 (37.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 370 (35.31%) Windows
8 362 (34.54%) T-SQL
9 348 (33.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 332 (31.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 266 (25.38%) ASP.NET
12 224 (21.37%) HTML
13 222 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
14 219 (20.90%) Windows Server
15 218 (20.80%) Microsoft Azure
16 212 (20.23%) Finance
17 209 (19.94%) MVC
18 206 (19.66%) Business Intelligence
19 199 (18.99%) SQL Server 2016
20 193 (18.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 186 (17.75%) CSS
22 168 (16.03%) JavaScript
23 164 (15.65%) .NET Framework
24 158 (15.08%) jQuery
25 156 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
26 149 (14.22%) Team Foundation Server
27 140 (13.36%) Web Services
28 139 (13.26%) XML
28 139 (13.26%) ASP.NET MVC
29 136 (12.98%) SQL Server 2014

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
1 129 (12.31%) IIS
2 124 (11.83%) SharePoint
3 87 (8.30%) MS Exchange
4 64 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (3.15%) BizTalk Server
6 32 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (2.58%) JBoss
7 27 (2.58%) Tomcat
7 27 (2.58%) WebLogic
8 21 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (2.00%) Skype for Business
9 17 (1.62%) Drupal
10 16 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 14 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (0.95%) CMS
12 10 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.67%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.48%) Apache
16 3 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 58 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.29%) ArchiCAD
3 3 (0.29%) AutoCAD
3 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.29%) MicroStation
3 3 (0.29%) Revit
4 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.095%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.57%) FastStats
5 3 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.19%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.19%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.095%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.095%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.095%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.095%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 218 (20.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
3 77 (7.35%) Office 365
4 73 (6.97%) Power Platform
5 45 (4.29%) SaaS
6 27 (2.58%) OpenShift
7 17 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.76%) PowerApps
10 6 (0.57%) Twilio
11 5 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.48%) GitHub
11 5 (0.48%) PaaS
12 4 (0.38%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.38%) IaaS
13 2 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.095%) Adobe Analytics
14 1 (0.095%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.095%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 103 (9.83%) Firewall
2 92 (8.78%) DNS
3 77 (7.35%) DHCP
4 57 (5.44%) SAN
5 55 (5.25%) TCP/IP
6 29 (2.77%) VoIP
7 26 (2.48%) VPN
8 25 (2.39%) WAN
9 15 (1.43%) LAN
10 13 (1.24%) SMTP
11 12 (1.15%) Internet
11 12 (1.15%) Wireless
12 11 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (0.95%) HTTP
13 10 (0.95%) VLAN
14 9 (0.86%) NetScaler
15 8 (0.76%) CTI
15 8 (0.76%) NAS
16 7 (0.67%) Network Security
16 7 (0.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,048 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 392 (37.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 348 (33.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 332 (31.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 199 (18.99%) SQL Server 2016
6 193 (18.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 136 (12.98%) SQL Server 2014
8 115 (10.97%) Data Warehouse
9 110 (10.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 109 (10.40%) Relational Database
11 74 (7.06%) MySQL
12 65 (6.20%) Power BI
13 59 (5.63%) RDBMS
14 37 (3.53%) NoSQL
15 34 (3.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 31 (2.96%) Oracle Database
17 28 (2.67%) QlikView
18 26 (2.48%) Data Lake
18 26 (2.48%) Hadoop
18 26 (2.48%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 149 (14.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 109 (10.40%) Visual Studio
3 31 (2.96%) Git (software)
4 21 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 20 (1.91%) JIRA
5 20 (1.91%) Selenium
6 14 (1.34%) Jenkins
7 12 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (1.15%) PowerBuilder
8 8 (0.76%) Gatling
8 8 (0.76%) git-flow
8 8 (0.76%) JMeter
8 8 (0.76%) NUnit
8 8 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.67%) MSTest
9 7 (0.67%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.57%) Mercurial
10 6 (0.57%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.57%) Subversion
11 5 (0.48%) MbUnit
General
1 212 (20.23%) Finance
2 42 (4.01%) Retail
3 26 (2.48%) Banking
4 21 (2.00%) Marketing
5 11 (1.05%) Law
5 11 (1.05%) Legal
6 9 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 9 (0.86%) Publishing
7 8 (0.76%) Back Office
8 7 (0.67%) Advertising
8 7 (0.67%) Games
8 7 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.57%) Aerospace
9 6 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.48%) Retail Finance
11 4 (0.38%) Automotive
11 4 (0.38%) Billing
11 4 (0.38%) Military
12 2 (0.19%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 466 (44.47%) Developer
2 208 (19.85%) DBA
3 191 (18.23%) .NET Developer
4 181 (17.27%) SQL DBA
5 164 (15.65%) C# Developer
6 119 (11.35%) SQL Developer
7 116 (11.07%) C# .NET Developer
8 97 (9.26%) Senior Developer
9 83 (7.92%) Analyst
10 76 (7.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 73 (6.97%) Administrator
12 67 (6.39%) SQL Server DBA
13 61 (5.82%) Software Developer
14 57 (5.44%) ASP.NET Developer
15 56 (5.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 54 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 46 (4.39%) Senior C# Developer
18 45 (4.29%) Senior .NET Developer
19 40 (3.82%) SQL BI Developer
20 39 (3.72%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 455 (43.42%) .NET
2 266 (25.38%) ASP.NET
3 224 (21.37%) HTML
4 186 (17.75%) CSS
5 164 (15.65%) .NET Framework
6 158 (15.08%) jQuery
7 140 (13.36%) Web Services
8 139 (13.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 139 (13.26%) XML
9 93 (8.87%) WCF
10 81 (7.73%) WPF
11 79 (7.54%) HTML5
12 76 (7.25%) AngularJS
13 63 (6.01%) Ajax
14 59 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web API
15 56 (5.34%) Entity Framework
16 42 (4.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 41 (3.91%) SOAP
18 39 (3.72%) JSON
19 37 (3.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 87 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (8.21%) Clustering
3 60 (5.73%) Data Centre
4 49 (4.68%) Replication
5 43 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
6 38 (3.63%) Private Cloud
7 37 (3.53%) Management Information System
8 35 (3.34%) Self-Motivation
9 31 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
10 25 (2.39%) Derivative
10 25 (2.39%) Fixed Income
10 25 (2.39%) Hedge funds
10 25 (2.39%) OTC Derivatives
11 16 (1.53%) Reinsurance
12 12 (1.15%) User Experience
13 11 (1.05%) Fintech
14 10 (0.95%) N-Tier
15 9 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 7 (0.67%) Handset
16 7 (0.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 370 (35.31%) Windows
2 219 (20.90%) Windows Server
3 156 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 124 (11.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 89 (8.49%) Linux
6 38 (3.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (3.05%) Windows 10
7 32 (3.05%) Windows 7
8 30 (2.86%) Unix
9 23 (2.19%) Windows 8
10 19 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (1.05%) CentOS
11 11 (1.05%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.86%) Data ONTAP
12 9 (0.86%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.29%) Solaris
13 3 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.19%) AIX
14 2 (0.19%) Android
14 2 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (19.94%) MVC
3 206 (19.66%) Business Intelligence
4 125 (11.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 122 (11.64%) ITIL
6 113 (10.78%) Performance Tuning
7 111 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
8 98 (9.35%) High Availability
9 86 (8.21%) Scrum
10 83 (7.92%) Mentoring
11 82 (7.82%) DevOps
12 80 (7.63%) SDLC
13 78 (7.44%) ETL
14 71 (6.77%) Web Development
15 66 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 60 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
17 58 (5.53%) Migration
18 56 (5.34%) Unit Testing
19 49 (4.68%) Microservices
20 48 (4.58%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 727 (69.37%) SQL
2 419 (39.98%) C#
3 362 (34.54%) T-SQL
4 168 (16.03%) JavaScript
5 121 (11.55%) PowerShell
6 100 (9.54%) VB.NET
7 52 (4.96%) Java
7 52 (4.96%) Python
8 48 (4.58%) VBA
9 33 (3.15%) VB
10 31 (2.96%) Perl
11 28 (2.67%) Bash Shell
11 28 (2.67%) PL/SQL
12 20 (1.91%) Ruby
12 20 (1.91%) TypeScript
12 20 (1.91%) VBScript
13 17 (1.62%) PHP
14 8 (0.76%) C
14 8 (0.76%) R
15 7 (0.67%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 104 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (7.16%) Degree
3 61 (5.82%) MCSA
4 55 (5.25%) MCSE
5 23 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (2.19%) MCITP
6 20 (1.91%) Security Cleared
7 18 (1.72%) SC Cleared
8 17 (1.62%) MCP
9 11 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (0.95%) MCT
11 9 (0.86%) CCNA
12 7 (0.67%) MCTS
13 6 (0.57%) CCNP
13 6 (0.57%) NCDA
13 6 (0.57%) NCIE
14 4 (0.38%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.29%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.48%) QA
2 40 (3.82%) SLA
3 35 (3.34%) GDPR
4 28 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 11 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.86%) COBIT
7 7 (0.67%) PMO
8 5 (0.48%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.095%) IFRS
10 1 (0.095%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.095%) Solvency II
System Software
1 134 (12.79%) Active Directory
2 71 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (5.92%) Hyper-V
4 46 (4.39%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (3.53%) Docker
6 31 (2.96%) vSphere
7 28 (2.67%) Oracle RAC
8 20 (1.91%) XenApp
9 8 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.76%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.29%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.29%) Firmware
12 3 (0.29%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.29%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.19%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.19%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 34 (3.24%) Kubernetes
1 34 (3.24%) Puppet
2 31 (2.96%) SCCM
3 29 (2.77%) Ansible
3 29 (2.77%) Microsoft Clustering
3 29 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (2.00%) SCOM
5 19 (1.81%) Backup Exec
6 10 (0.95%) SQL Sentry
6 10 (0.95%) vCenter Server
7 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 9 (0.86%) SCDPM
8 8 (0.76%) Terraform
9 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.48%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.38%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.38%) Simpana
11 4 (0.38%) WSUS
12 3 (0.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 409 (39.03%) Microsoft
2 134 (12.79%) VMware
3 132 (12.60%) Oracle
4 51 (4.87%) HP
5 47 (4.48%) Cisco
6 44 (4.20%) Citrix
7 35 (3.34%) Tableau
8 30 (2.86%) RedGate
9 27 (2.58%) ServiceNow
10 25 (2.39%) DevExpress
11 20 (1.91%) Google
11 20 (1.91%) Xamarin
12 19 (1.81%) IBM
12 19 (1.81%) Red Hat
12 19 (1.81%) Sun
13 18 (1.72%) Dell
13 18 (1.72%) Dynatrace
13 18 (1.72%) SAP
14 16 (1.53%) Avaya
14 16 (1.53%) NetApp