The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the South Wales region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 81 59 49
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -10
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 6 28 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.60% 2.71% 3.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.51% 8.16% 14.68%
Number of salaries quoted 6 24 34
Average salary £36,250 £32,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.53% -8.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £21,800 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,990 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
239 343 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 23.90% 33.24% 26.61%
Number of salaries quoted 204 311 224
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
SQL Server 2008
Wales

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -2 3 £40,000 +23.07%
Torfaen - 1 £32,500 -
SQL Server 2008
Wales

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
3 15 (71.43%) .NET
4 13 (61.90%) C#
5 12 (57.14%) ASP.NET
6 11 (52.38%) Web Services
6 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
7 10 (47.62%) VB.NET
8 9 (42.86%) SOAP
8 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (42.86%) REST
9 8 (38.10%) SQL
10 6 (28.57%) Windows
10 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (23.81%) IIS
11 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (19.05%) CSS
12 4 (19.05%) XML
12 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
12 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
12 4 (19.05%) VB
12 4 (19.05%) HTML
12 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (19.05%) WCF
13 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (14.29%) ITIL
13 3 (14.29%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 5 (23.81%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.76%) FileNet
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.76%) ImageReady
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (4.76%) OLAP
6 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.76%) Star Schema
6 1 (4.76%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) Maven
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Developer
2 9 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Junior Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Junior
4 4 (19.05%) Junior .NET Developer
5 3 (14.29%) VB.NET Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Manager
6 2 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Service Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Services Manager
6 2 (9.52%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) .NET
2 12 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 11 (52.38%) Web Services
4 9 (42.86%) SOAP
4 9 (42.86%) REST
5 4 (19.05%) CSS
5 4 (19.05%) XML
5 4 (19.05%) HTML
5 4 (19.05%) WCF
6 2 (9.52%) Flash
6 2 (9.52%) NHibernate
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
7 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (4.76%) HTML5
7 1 (4.76%) LINQ
7 1 (4.76%) jQuery
7 1 (4.76%) MDX
7 1 (4.76%) Spring
7 1 (4.76%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Open Source
2 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
1 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) OO
2 3 (14.29%) OOD
2 3 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.52%) ETL
3 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
3 2 (9.52%) Kanban
3 2 (9.52%) User Experience Design
3 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (4.76%) Inmon Methodology
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.76%) Database Tuning
4 1 (4.76%) Time Management
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) C#
2 10 (47.62%) VB.NET
3 8 (38.10%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
4 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 4 (19.05%) VB
5 2 (9.52%) ActionScript
6 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.76%) VB6
6 1 (4.76%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
2 2 (9.52%) Adobe
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) ILOG
3 1 (4.76%) Remedy
3 1 (4.76%) Kofax