The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 28 54 22
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -32
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 38 7 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 6.16% 1.47% 7.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 23.46% 5.98% 19.51%
Number of salaries quoted 36 3 32
Average salary £34,500 £38,500 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.38% +5.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £33,700 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £43,700 £44,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
SQL Server 2008
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
162 117 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 26.26% 24.53% 39.05%
Number of salaries quoted 153 103 155
Average salary £35,000 £32,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,623 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Cardiff

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Cardiff

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008.

1 78 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 74 (94.87%) SQL
3 62 (79.49%) T-SQL
4 53 (67.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (65.38%) Business Intelligence
5 51 (65.38%) Microsoft
6 45 (57.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 43 (55.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 41 (52.56%) Data Warehouse
9 37 (47.44%) ETL
10 28 (35.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (34.62%) Finance
12 22 (28.21%) OLAP
12 22 (28.21%) OLAP Cube
13 18 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (21.79%) MS Excel
14 17 (21.79%) OLTP
14 17 (21.79%) SQL Server 2005
15 16 (20.51%) Kimball Methodology
16 15 (19.23%) VB.NET
16 15 (19.23%) .NET
16 15 (19.23%) ASP.NET
16 15 (19.23%) Mentoring
17 13 (16.67%) HTML
17 13 (16.67%) JavaScript
17 13 (16.67%) Visual Studio
17 13 (16.67%) CSS
17 13 (16.67%) XML
17 13 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 13 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (21.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 53 (67.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 45 (57.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (55.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 41 (52.56%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (35.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 22 (28.21%) OLAP
7 22 (28.21%) OLAP Cube
8 17 (21.79%) OLTP
8 17 (21.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 11 (14.10%) DTS
11 10 (12.82%) Crystal Reports
11 10 (12.82%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (8.97%) Oracle Database
13 5 (6.41%) MySQL
14 4 (5.13%) Data Mining
15 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
16 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
16 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 13 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (34.62%) Finance
2 10 (12.82%) Banking
3 8 (10.26%) Retail
3 8 (10.26%) Legal
4 7 (8.97%) Electronics
5 2 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 48 (61.54%) Developer
2 24 (30.77%) Senior Developer
3 23 (29.49%) DBA
4 19 (24.36%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 18 (23.08%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
6 13 (16.67%) SQL DBA
6 13 (16.67%) .NET Developer
7 10 (12.82%) SQL Developer
7 10 (12.82%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (11.54%) Administrator
9 8 (10.26%) Analyst
10 7 (8.97%) Business Analyst
10 7 (8.97%) Oracle DBA
10 7 (8.97%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 4 (5.13%) SQL Server DBA
12 3 (3.85%) VB.NET Developer
12 3 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
12 3 (3.85%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
12 3 (3.85%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.23%) .NET
1 15 (19.23%) ASP.NET
2 13 (16.67%) CSS
2 13 (16.67%) XML
2 13 (16.67%) HTML
2 13 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 10 (12.82%) LINQ to SQL
3 10 (12.82%) LINQ
3 10 (12.82%) jQuery
3 10 (12.82%) Middleware
3 10 (12.82%) SOAP
3 10 (12.82%) Web Services
4 4 (5.13%) MDX
5 3 (3.85%) WCF
5 3 (3.85%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (3.85%) WinForms
5 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.85%) XSLT
6 2 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.82%) Management Information System
2 10 (12.82%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.13%) Windows
2 2 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (65.38%) Business Intelligence
2 37 (47.44%) ETL
3 16 (20.51%) Kimball Methodology
4 15 (19.23%) Mentoring
5 10 (12.82%) Project Management
5 10 (12.82%) Data Management
5 10 (12.82%) Web Development
6 8 (10.26%) Data Cleansing
7 6 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.41%) Use Case
8 5 (6.41%) Scrum
9 4 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.85%) TDD
10 3 (3.85%) Data Migration
10 3 (3.85%) OO
10 3 (3.85%) MVC
10 3 (3.85%) Migration
10 3 (3.85%) Analytics
10 3 (3.85%) Data Transformation
11 1 (1.28%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 74 (94.87%) SQL
2 62 (79.49%) T-SQL
3 15 (19.23%) VB.NET
4 13 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.85%) C#
6 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.28%) HND
2 1 (1.28%) MCDBA
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 51 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.10%) Cognos
3 10 (12.82%) SAP
4 8 (10.26%) Oracle
5 4 (5.13%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.28%) Apple
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