The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Swansea region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 16 21 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 6.25% 4.62% 15.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 22.73% 12.50% 41.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 2
Average salary £32,500 £29,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.06% +28.88%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
SQL Server 2008
West 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 Swansea region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Swansea
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
22 24 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 27.50% 36.92% 38.64%
Number of salaries quoted 21 24 12
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £36,600 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Swansea

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Swansea

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Swansea

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Swansea

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swansea

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Swansea 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 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) SQL
4 5 (55.56%) C#
4 5 (55.56%) .NET
5 4 (44.44%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (44.44%) Analytics
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (33.33%) Scrum
6 3 (33.33%) Cognos
6 3 (33.33%) Star Schema
6 3 (33.33%) OOD
6 3 (33.33%) ETL
6 3 (33.33%) OO
6 3 (33.33%) MCSE
6 3 (33.33%) MCSA
6 3 (33.33%) HTML
6 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
6 3 (33.33%) OLAP
6 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 3 (33.33%) CSS
7 2 (22.22%) IIS

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Swansea by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Swansea 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 (22.22%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (33.33%) Star Schema
3 3 (33.33%) OLAP
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (22.22%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) NUnit
1 2 (22.22%) CruiseControl
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (22.22%) NCover
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Junior
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Junior Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Lead Developer
3 2 (22.22%) QA Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) jQuery
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (22.22%) HTML5
3 2 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (22.22%) Durandal
4 1 (11.11%) NHibernate
4 1 (11.11%) WCF
4 1 (11.11%) Flash
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Analytics
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) OOD
2 3 (33.33%) ETL
2 3 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (22.22%) OOP
3 2 (22.22%) B2B
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Content Management
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) UX Design
4 1 (11.11%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (22.22%) CoffeeScript
4 2 (22.22%) TypeScript
5 1 (11.11%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (33.33%) MCSE
1 3 (33.33%) MCSA
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (33.33%) Cognos