The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 59 43
Rank change year-on-year +13 -16  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 11 14 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.20% 2.01% 4.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.75% 8.59% 14.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 26
Median salary £32,500 £31,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.83% -22.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £22,500 £30,625
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +2.50%  

SQL Server 2008 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 142 163 223
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 28.34% 23.45% 29.65%
Number of salaries quoted 124 152 173
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £22,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 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 in Cardiff.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in Cardiff

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Cardiff over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (72.00%) Windows
3 15 (60.00%) SQL
4 14 (56.00%) C#
4 14 (56.00%) .NET
4 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (48.00%) Visual Studio
6 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (40.00%) TDD
6 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (40.00%) MVC
7 9 (36.00%) HTML
8 8 (32.00%) T-SQL
8 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET
8 8 (32.00%) CSS
8 8 (32.00%) Oracle
8 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
9 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (28.00%) Web Development
10 6 (24.00%) jQuery
10 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (24.00%) VB.NET
10 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
11 5 (20.00%) Health Informatics
11 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (20.00%) Coaching
11 5 (20.00%) WinForms
11 5 (20.00%) NHS
11 5 (20.00%) ERP
11 5 (20.00%) XML

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) CMS
1 4 (16.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.00%) Documentum
3 1 (4.00%) FileNet
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Sage 200
1 3 (12.00%) Sage 50
2 1 (4.00%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
1 2 (8.00%) NAS
1 2 (8.00%) SAN
1 2 (8.00%) VLAN
1 2 (8.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (8.00%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (8.00%) Big Data
6 2 (8.00%) Couchbase
6 2 (8.00%) Hadoop
6 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (8.00%) MySQL
6 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (8.00%) Redis
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.00%) MbUnit
4 2 (8.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (8.00%) MSTest
4 2 (8.00%) NUnit
4 2 (8.00%) Selenium
4 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
General
1 3 (12.00%) Games
2 2 (8.00%) Advertising
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Developer
2 11 (44.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (28.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (28.00%) C# Developer
4 6 (24.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 6 (24.00%) C# Software Developer
5 5 (20.00%) Software Developer
6 4 (16.00%) DBA
7 3 (12.00%) Administrator
7 3 (12.00%) Analyst
7 3 (12.00%) IT Support
7 3 (12.00%) IT Support Technician
7 3 (12.00%) IT Technician
7 3 (12.00%) Support Technician
8 2 (8.00%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (8.00%) Systems Manager
9 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 1 (4.00%) Documentum Consultant
9 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Consultant
9 1 (4.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) .NET
2 9 (36.00%) HTML
3 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (32.00%) CSS
4 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (24.00%) jQuery
5 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (20.00%) WinForms
5 5 (20.00%) XML
5 5 (20.00%) XSLT
6 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (16.00%) WCF
7 3 (12.00%) HTML5
7 3 (12.00%) LINQ
8 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
8 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (8.00%) CSS3
8 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
8 2 (8.00%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.00%) NHS
3 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.00%) Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (40.00%) MVC
1 10 (40.00%) TDD
2 7 (28.00%) Web Development
3 5 (20.00%) Coaching
3 5 (20.00%) ERP
3 5 (20.00%) Health Informatics
3 5 (20.00%) Informatics
4 4 (16.00%) CRM
4 4 (16.00%) OOP
5 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (12.00%) OO
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.00%) ATDD
6 2 (8.00%) BDD
6 2 (8.00%) DevOps
6 2 (8.00%) Hardware Maintenance
6 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 14 (56.00%) C#
3 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (32.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (24.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (8.00%) TypeScript
7 1 (4.00%) C++
7 1 (4.00%) Java
7 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) Sage
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco
4 2 (8.00%) EqualLogic
4 2 (8.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) IBM
5 1 (4.00%) Infor
5 1 (4.00%) OpenText
5 1 (4.00%) Sitecore