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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 18 23 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 4 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 4.55% 3.90% 15.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 18.18% 10.71% 38.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 3
Average salary £29,250 £29,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.86% +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 28 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 25.00% 36.36% 40.91%
Number of salaries quoted 21 28 14
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 £55,000 £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 23 September 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) C#
4 4 (50.00%) .NET
4 4 (50.00%) MicroStrategy
4 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (50.00%) Analytics
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (37.50%) ETL
5 3 (37.50%) Star Schema
5 3 (37.50%) MCSE
5 3 (37.50%) MCSA
5 3 (37.50%) Cognos
5 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
5 3 (37.50%) OLAP
6 2 (25.00%) IIS
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (25.00%) CSS
6 2 (25.00%) HTML
6 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (25.00%) OO
6 2 (25.00%) Windows

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Swansea by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (37.50%) Star Schema
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (37.50%) OLAP
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) NUnit
1 2 (25.00%) CruiseControl
1 2 (25.00%) NCover
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Junior Developer
3 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Junior
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) Flash
3 1 (12.50%) NHibernate
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) WCF
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (12.50%) Durandal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Analytics
2 3 (37.50%) ETL
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Content Management
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) OOD
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) B2B
4 1 (12.50%) OOP
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) User Experience Design
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) ActionScript
5 1 (12.50%) CoffeeScript
5 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) MCSE
1 3 (37.50%) MCSA
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (37.50%) Cognos