The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 31 30
Rank change year-on-year -30 -1  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 27 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.92% 5.57% 8.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.95% 29.35% 24.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5 26 37
Median salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +2.50%  

SQL Server 2008 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 101 92 185
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 18.67% 18.97% 34.58%
Number of salaries quoted 77 79 134
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £44,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Watford

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Watford.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in Watford

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Watford over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 across the Watford region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
3 3 (42.86%) ETL
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) CRM
3 3 (42.86%) DTS
3 3 (42.86%) Data Management
3 3 (42.86%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (42.86%) Marketing
3 3 (42.86%) FastStats
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (42.86%) Data Quality
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 3 (42.86%) Actionable Insight
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Line Management
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 2 (28.57%) Android
4 2 (28.57%) iPhone
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (28.57%) ERP
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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:

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) FastStats
2 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) DTS
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (42.86%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Data Manager
2 2 (28.57%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
2 2 (28.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Assistant IT Manager
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) IT Assistant
3 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Production DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Senior DBA
3 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Production DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Android
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Actionable Insight
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (42.86%) CRM
1 3 (42.86%) Data Cleansing
1 3 (42.86%) Data Management
1 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft