The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 59 86 61
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -25
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 38 4 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.15% 0.43% 2.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.24% 1.73% 8.01%
Number of salaries quoted 38 4 24
Average salary £40,500 £36,250 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.72% +9.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,700 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
SQL Server 2008
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 South Wales region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
371 231 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 30.74% 24.55% 34.96%
Number of salaries quoted 329 198 293
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,550 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in South Wales

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in South Wales

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +28 33 £41,000 +2.50% 5
Newport - 3 £42,500 -
Glamorgan - 1 £37,500 -
Merthyr Tydfil - 1 £40,000 - 1
SQL Server 2008
Wales

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 93 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 85 (91.40%) SQL
3 71 (76.34%) Microsoft
4 66 (70.97%) T-SQL
5 54 (58.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 52 (55.91%) Business Intelligence
7 50 (53.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 49 (52.69%) Data Warehouse
9 48 (51.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 45 (48.39%) SQL Server 2005
11 43 (46.24%) ETL
12 37 (39.78%) Finance
13 33 (35.48%) OLTP
14 30 (32.26%) MS Excel
15 25 (26.88%) Cognos
15 25 (26.88%) DTS
16 20 (21.51%) Clustering
17 19 (20.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 18 (19.35%) .NET
18 18 (19.35%) ASP.NET
19 17 (18.28%) Mentoring
20 16 (17.20%) Kimball Methodology
21 14 (15.05%) CSS
21 14 (15.05%) C#
21 14 (15.05%) HTML
22 13 (13.98%) VB.NET
22 13 (13.98%) SQL Server 2000
22 13 (13.98%) MVC
22 13 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
23 12 (12.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 1 (1.08%) IIS
Applications
1 30 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.30%) MS Office
3 1 (1.08%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (12.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (58.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 50 (53.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (52.69%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (51.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 45 (48.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 33 (35.48%) OLTP
8 25 (26.88%) DTS
9 19 (20.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (13.98%) SQL Server 2000
11 10 (10.75%) Oracle Database
12 9 (9.68%) MySQL
12 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (8.60%) OLAP
14 5 (5.38%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (5.38%) OLAP Cube
15 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
16 1 (1.08%) DB2
16 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
16 1 (1.08%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.23%) Mercurial
General
1 37 (39.78%) Finance
2 11 (11.83%) Banking
3 4 (4.30%) Retail
3 4 (4.30%) Legal
3 4 (4.30%) Electronics
4 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 54 (58.06%) DBA
2 40 (43.01%) SQL DBA
3 34 (36.56%) Developer
4 33 (35.48%) Administrator
5 12 (12.90%) .NET Developer
6 9 (9.68%) SQL Server DBA
6 9 (9.68%) Oracle DBA
7 8 (8.60%) Senior Developer
8 7 (7.53%) Analyst
8 7 (7.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (5.38%) SQL Developer
10 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
11 3 (3.23%) Senior VB.NET Developer
11 3 (3.23%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (3.23%) Business Analyst
11 3 (3.23%) VB.NET Developer
11 3 (3.23%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
12 2 (2.15%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
12 2 (2.15%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.35%) .NET
1 18 (19.35%) ASP.NET
2 14 (15.05%) CSS
2 14 (15.05%) HTML
3 12 (12.90%) XML
4 11 (11.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (10.75%) Web Services
6 8 (8.60%) SOAP
6 8 (8.60%) .NET Framework
6 8 (8.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 7 (7.53%) WCF
7 7 (7.53%) jQuery
8 5 (5.38%) MDX
9 4 (4.30%) WinForms
9 4 (4.30%) LINQ
9 4 (4.30%) HTML5
9 4 (4.30%) LINQ to SQL
9 4 (4.30%) REST
10 3 (3.23%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 3 (3.23%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.51%) Clustering
2 7 (7.53%) Replication
3 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.15%) AS400
4 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.08%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.08%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (55.91%) Business Intelligence
2 43 (46.24%) ETL
3 17 (18.28%) Mentoring
4 16 (17.20%) Kimball Methodology
5 13 (13.98%) MVC
5 13 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (11.83%) Project Management
6 11 (11.83%) Scrum
7 9 (9.68%) Use Case
7 9 (9.68%) TDD
8 8 (8.60%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (5.38%) Data Migration
9 5 (5.38%) Migration
10 4 (4.30%) Web Development
10 4 (4.30%) OO
10 4 (4.30%) BDD
10 4 (4.30%) Data Transformation
11 3 (3.23%) Analytics
11 3 (3.23%) CRM
11 3 (3.23%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 85 (91.40%) SQL
2 66 (70.97%) T-SQL
3 14 (15.05%) C#
4 13 (13.98%) VB.NET
5 12 (12.90%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (7.53%) Degree
2 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.23%) MCDBA
Vendors
1 71 (76.34%) Microsoft
2 25 (26.88%) Cognos
3 11 (11.83%) Oracle
4 7 (7.53%) Business Objects
5 4 (4.30%) SAP
6 3 (3.23%) Apple
7 2 (2.15%) MicroStrategy
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