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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 52 38
Rank change year-on-year -10 -14  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2 11 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.35% 1.87% 5.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.89% 9.40% 14.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 25
Median salary £25,000 £48,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -48.71% -2.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 106 117 184
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 18.56% 19.90% 37.02%
Number of salaries quoted 84 81 134
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 2 (28.57%) Office 365
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (28.57%) IIS
5 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) ETL
5 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
6 1 (14.29%) SAP BW
6 1 (14.29%) BCP
6 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (14.29%) IBM
6 1 (14.29%) VoIP
6 1 (14.29%) DNS

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (14.29%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) MS Access
4 1 (14.29%) Power BI
4 1 (14.29%) SAP BW
4 1 (14.29%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Moq
2 1 (14.29%) MSTest
2 1 (14.29%) ReSharper
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
3 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Assistant
3 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Mid-Level C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) Ajax
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) CSS3
2 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) MDX
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) RESTful
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
1 1 (14.29%) iPhone
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) BCP
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) ETL Development
2 1 (14.29%) Line Management
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) OO
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Process Management
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Cognos
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SAP