Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 854 598 542
Rank change year-on-year -256 -56 -169
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 199 178 591
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.29% 0.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.58% 1.04% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 179 167 501
10th Percentile £40,000 £32,300 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £63,775
90th Percentile £96,250 £63,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +14.67% -16.67% +2.27%

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 34,178 17,109 34,027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.83% 27.56% 27.12%
Number of salaries quoted 21,662 14,469 28,150
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

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 18 January 2022.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 13 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 18 January 2022. 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 -211 181 £55,000 +19.57% 36
London -190 97 £60,000 - 14
UK excluding London -214 80 £43,000 +14.67% 22
Work from Home -171 52 £50,000 +8.70% 6
South East -111 38 £42,500 -10.53% 9
North of England -126 22 £45,000 +2.27% 6
Midlands -101 14 £42,500 +15.65% 4
North West -84 13 £57,500 +69.12% 5
West Midlands -57 12 £37,500 +4.17% 2
Yorkshire -77 9 £38,000 -13.64% 1
East of England -87 4 £52,500 +54.41% 1
Wales -42 2 £35,000 +2.94%
East Midlands -68 2 £45,750 -3.68% 2

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 199 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 144 (72.36%) SQL
3 102 (51.26%) C#
4 98 (49.25%) Microsoft
5 91 (45.73%) .NET
6 86 (43.22%) T-SQL
7 78 (39.20%) Azure
8 76 (38.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 63 (31.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 62 (31.16%) Windows
11 61 (30.65%) SQL Server 2012
12 54 (27.14%) JavaScript
13 53 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
14 51 (25.63%) Finance
14 51 (25.63%) WCF
15 49 (24.62%) Web Services
16 46 (23.12%) SOAP
16 46 (23.12%) ASP.NET
17 44 (22.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 42 (21.11%) jQuery
18 42 (21.11%) Microsoft Office
19 41 (20.60%) XML
19 41 (20.60%) VB
20 40 (20.10%) Degree
21 39 (19.60%) Windows Server
22 38 (19.10%) REST
22 38 (19.10%) Information Security
22 38 (19.10%) Business Intelligence
23 37 (18.59%) Migration
23 37 (18.59%) AngularJS

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 26 (13.07%) Confluence
2 24 (12.06%) SharePoint
3 17 (8.54%) IIS
4 8 (4.02%) MS Exchange
5 6 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.51%) Apache
7 2 (1.01%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 42 (21.11%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (13.07%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (10.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (6.03%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (3.02%) SAP Business One
4 4 (2.01%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (1.51%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.50%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.50%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.50%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 78 (39.20%) Azure
2 27 (13.57%) Microsoft 365
3 24 (12.06%) Power Platform
4 17 (8.54%) Dynamics 365
5 12 (6.03%) AWS
6 6 (3.02%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (1.51%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 3 (1.51%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 2 (1.01%) IaaS
8 2 (1.01%) PaaS
8 2 (1.01%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.01%) SaaS
9 1 (0.50%) Azure Service Bus
9 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.50%) Nutanix
9 1 (0.50%) Snowflake
9 1 (0.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.03%) Firewall
2 8 (4.02%) SAN
3 6 (3.02%) VPN
4 5 (2.51%) Kerberos
5 4 (2.01%) DNS
5 4 (2.01%) SSL
5 4 (2.01%) VoIP
6 3 (1.51%) Internet
6 3 (1.51%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.51%) WAN
6 3 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.51%) Wireless
7 2 (1.01%) DHCP
7 2 (1.01%) VLAN
8 1 (0.50%) LAN
8 1 (0.50%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.50%) PBX
8 1 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 76 (38.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (31.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 61 (30.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 44 (22.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (13.57%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (13.07%) SQL Server 2016
8 25 (12.56%) SQL Server 2014
9 21 (10.55%) Power BI
10 20 (10.05%) SQL Server 2005
11 16 (8.04%) Crystal Reports
11 16 (8.04%) SQL Server 2019
12 12 (6.03%) DTS
13 11 (5.53%) QlikView
13 11 (5.53%) Relational Database
14 10 (5.03%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (5.03%) RDBMS
15 9 (4.52%) MS Access
16 6 (3.02%) SAP HANA
17 5 (2.51%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 27 (13.57%) JIRA
2 23 (11.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (9.05%) Visual Studio
4 13 (6.53%) Git (software)
5 11 (5.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (4.02%) Selenium
7 4 (2.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.01%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.50%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.50%) Vagrant
General
1 51 (25.63%) Finance
2 26 (13.07%) Social Skills
3 23 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (10.55%) Retail
5 18 (9.05%) Automotive
6 17 (8.54%) Publishing
7 16 (8.04%) Banking
8 7 (3.52%) Law
9 5 (2.51%) Legal
10 4 (2.01%) Back Office
10 4 (2.01%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (1.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 3 (1.51%) Investment Banking
12 2 (1.01%) Advertising
12 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
12 2 (1.01%) Marketing
12 2 (1.01%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.50%) Billing
13 1 (0.50%) Games
13 1 (0.50%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 109 (54.77%) Developer
2 51 (25.63%) .NET Developer
3 33 (16.58%) DBA
4 29 (14.57%) SQL DBA
5 28 (14.07%) SQL Developer
6 18 (9.05%) Analyst
7 15 (7.54%) Lead Developer
7 15 (7.54%) Senior Developer
8 14 (7.04%) Administrator
9 13 (6.53%) Support Analyst
10 12 (6.03%) Tester
10 12 (6.03%) VB.NET Developer
11 10 (5.03%) Applications Support
11 10 (5.03%) Applications Support Analyst
11 10 (5.03%) Consultant
11 10 (5.03%) ServiceNow Consultant
11 10 (5.03%) ServiceNow Developer
12 9 (4.52%) CRM Developer
12 9 (4.52%) SSRS Developer
13 8 (4.02%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (45.73%) .NET
2 51 (25.63%) WCF
3 49 (24.62%) Web Services
4 46 (23.12%) ASP.NET
4 46 (23.12%) SOAP
5 42 (21.11%) jQuery
6 41 (20.60%) XML
7 38 (19.10%) REST
8 37 (18.59%) AngularJS
9 29 (14.57%) LINQ
10 28 (14.07%) React
10 28 (14.07%) Vue.js
10 28 (14.07%) WinForms
11 26 (13.07%) .NET Framework
12 19 (9.55%) HTML
12 19 (9.55%) JSON
13 17 (8.54%) CSS
13 17 (8.54%) Entity Framework
14 14 (7.04%) .NET Core
15 12 (6.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.55%) Equities
2 16 (8.04%) FMCG
3 12 (6.03%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (6.03%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.52%) Replication
5 8 (4.02%) Clustering
5 8 (4.02%) User Experience
6 7 (3.52%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.01%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.50%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.50%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.50%) iPad
9 1 (0.50%) iPhone
9 1 (0.50%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.50%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 62 (31.16%) Windows
2 39 (19.60%) Windows Server
3 18 (9.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (5.03%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (4.52%) Linux
5 9 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.02%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.51%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.50%) CentOS
9 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.50%) Solaris
9 1 (0.50%) Unix
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (19.10%) Business Intelligence
2 38 (19.10%) Information Security
3 37 (18.59%) Migration
3 37 (18.59%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (16.08%) MVC
5 29 (14.57%) Performance Tuning
6 27 (13.57%) Full Stack Development
7 26 (13.07%) ETL
8 23 (11.56%) CRM
8 23 (11.56%) ITIL
9 22 (11.06%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (10.55%) Unit Testing
11 19 (9.55%) Web Application Development
12 18 (9.05%) SDLC
13 17 (8.54%) Service Delivery
14 16 (8.04%) Data Management
14 16 (8.04%) Data Migration
14 16 (8.04%) Logistics
14 16 (8.04%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 144 (72.36%) SQL
2 102 (51.26%) C#
3 86 (43.22%) T-SQL
4 54 (27.14%) JavaScript
5 41 (20.60%) VB
6 33 (16.58%) VB.NET
7 21 (10.55%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.02%) Ruby
8 6 (3.02%) VB6
9 5 (2.51%) VBScript
10 3 (1.51%) Python
11 2 (1.01%) ANSI SQL
11 2 (1.01%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.50%) Bash
12 1 (0.50%) C
12 1 (0.50%) Java
12 1 (0.50%) PHP
12 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (20.10%) Degree
2 26 (13.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (7.04%) MCITP
4 10 (5.03%) MCSA
5 6 (3.02%) MCSE
6 4 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.01%) CCNA
8 2 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.01%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.01%) HNC
8 2 (1.01%) HND
8 2 (1.01%) MCDBA
8 2 (1.01%) MCT
9 1 (0.50%) CCENT
9 1 (0.50%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.54%) QA
2 8 (4.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.52%) ISO 9001
4 5 (2.51%) NCSC
5 3 (1.51%) GDPR
5 3 (1.51%) SLA
6 2 (1.01%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.50%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 9 (4.52%) Active Directory
1 9 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.02%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.52%) vSphere
4 2 (1.01%) DFS Replication
4 2 (1.01%) Firmware
5 1 (0.50%) Docker
5 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.51%) Backup Exec
1 5 (2.51%) WSUS
2 4 (2.01%) Nagios
3 2 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (1.01%) SCCM
4 1 (0.50%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.50%) Ansible
4 1 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.50%) NetCrunch
4 1 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 98 (49.25%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.07%) Atlassian
3 14 (7.04%) VMware
4 13 (6.53%) Sage
5 11 (5.53%) ServiceNow
6 9 (4.52%) SAP
7 6 (3.02%) RedGate
8 5 (2.51%) Cisco
8 5 (2.51%) Oracle
9 4 (2.01%) Aderant
9 4 (2.01%) Databricks
9 4 (2.01%) Dell
9 4 (2.01%) HP
9 4 (2.01%) iManage
9 4 (2.01%) Intapp
9 4 (2.01%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.51%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.51%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (1.01%) EMC
11 2 (1.01%) IBM