The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 66 68
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 19 30 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.22% 2.50% 2.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.19% 8.11% 9.30%
Number of salaries quoted 16 25 30
Median salary £32,750 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.94% +4.93%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £29,600 £29,975
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.43% +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 South Wales with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 307 370 344
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 35.91% 30.83% 28.55%
Number of salaries quoted 254 318 304
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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 in South Wales.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in South Wales

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in South Wales over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in South Wales

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +1 14 £32,500 -23.52%
Neath Port Talbot +13 2 £41,500 -0.59%
Caerphilly - 2 £36,000 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £33,000 -
SQL Server 2008
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 South Wales region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 43 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (55.81%) .NET
2 24 (55.81%) SQL
2 24 (55.81%) Windows
2 24 (55.81%) Microsoft
3 19 (44.19%) ASP.NET
3 19 (44.19%) MVC
4 18 (41.86%) C#
5 17 (39.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (37.21%) HTML
6 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (32.56%) TDD
7 14 (32.56%) Visual Studio
7 14 (32.56%) CSS
7 14 (32.56%) Degree
7 14 (32.56%) WCF
8 13 (30.23%) .NET Framework
9 12 (27.91%) OO
9 12 (27.91%) T-SQL
9 12 (27.91%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (25.58%) Windows Server
11 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
11 10 (23.26%) Oracle
11 10 (23.26%) XML
12 9 (20.93%) Management Information System
13 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (18.60%) Web Development
13 8 (18.60%) Informatics
13 8 (18.60%) WinForms
13 8 (18.60%) VB.NET

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) Documentum
2 2 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.65%) FileNet
2 2 (4.65%) IIS
2 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.33%) CMS
3 1 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Sage 200
1 3 (6.98%) Sage 50
2 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.33%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (2.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.65%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) VPN
2 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
3 5 (11.63%) IPsec
3 5 (11.63%) LAN
3 5 (11.63%) SSL
3 5 (11.63%) WAN
4 2 (4.65%) Firewall
4 2 (4.65%) NAS
4 2 (4.65%) SAN
4 2 (4.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (27.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (16.28%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (4.65%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (4.65%) Big Data
7 2 (4.65%) Couchbase
7 2 (4.65%) Hadoop
7 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
7 2 (4.65%) MySQL
7 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (4.65%) Redis
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Visual Studio
2 7 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
4 4 (9.30%) TeamCity
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.65%) MbUnit
6 2 (4.65%) Mercurial
6 2 (4.65%) MSTest
6 2 (4.65%) NUnit
6 2 (4.65%) Selenium
6 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.65%) Subversion
7 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
General
1 6 (13.95%) Retail
1 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.63%) Banking
3 4 (9.30%) Advertising
4 3 (6.98%) Finance
5 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.65%) Welsh Language
6 1 (2.33%) Games
6 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Developer
2 11 (25.58%) .NET Developer
3 8 (18.60%) Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (16.28%) C# Developer
5 6 (13.95%) IT Manager
6 5 (11.63%) Help Desk Manager
7 4 (9.30%) .NET Analyst Programmer
7 4 (9.30%) .NET Programmer
7 4 (9.30%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Analyst Programmer
7 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (9.30%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (9.30%) DBA
7 4 (9.30%) Programmer
7 4 (9.30%) Senior .NET Analyst Programmer
7 4 (9.30%) Senior .NET Programmer
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Analyst Programmer
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (55.81%) .NET
2 19 (44.19%) ASP.NET
3 17 (39.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (37.21%) HTML
5 14 (32.56%) CSS
5 14 (32.56%) WCF
6 13 (30.23%) .NET Framework
7 10 (23.26%) XML
8 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 8 (18.60%) WinForms
9 7 (16.28%) jQuery
10 6 (13.95%) XSLT
11 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (11.63%) HTML5
12 4 (9.30%) AngularJS
12 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 4 (9.30%) KnockoutJS
13 2 (4.65%) CSS3
13 2 (4.65%) Entity Framework
13 2 (4.65%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Management Information System
2 8 (18.60%) NHS
3 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) Clustering
4 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.65%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.65%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 24 (55.81%) Windows
2 11 (25.58%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.98%) Windows 10
3 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) MVC
2 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (32.56%) TDD
4 12 (27.91%) OO
5 8 (18.60%) Coaching
5 8 (18.60%) Informatics
5 8 (18.60%) Unit Testing
5 8 (18.60%) Web Development
6 7 (16.28%) ERP
6 7 (16.28%) Scrum
7 6 (13.95%) CRM
7 6 (13.95%) ITIL
8 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
9 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
9 4 (9.30%) Feasibility Study
9 4 (9.30%) OOP
9 4 (9.30%) SDLC
9 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) SQL
2 18 (41.86%) C#
3 12 (27.91%) T-SQL
4 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
5 8 (18.60%) VB.NET
6 3 (6.98%) C++
7 2 (4.65%) Java
7 2 (4.65%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) Degree
2 5 (11.63%) MCSA
2 5 (11.63%) MCSE
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (9.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 24 (55.81%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.26%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) Sage
3 3 (6.98%) Sitecore
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco
4 2 (4.65%) EqualLogic
4 2 (4.65%) IBM
4 2 (4.65%) OpenText
4 2 (4.65%) RedGate
4 2 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Blue Prism
5 1 (2.33%) Infor
5 1 (2.33%) SAP