The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 14 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 112 83 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 16.37% 12.13% 23.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.61% 46.63% 69.59%
Number of salaries quoted 84 78 122
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,825 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
SQL Server
South 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 Cardiff region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
217 178 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 31.73% 26.02% 34.22%
Number of salaries quoted 171 153 177
Average salary £38,500 £38,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,350 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

SQL Server Salary Trend in Cardiff

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Cardiff

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing SQL Server 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.

1 146 (65.77%) SQL
2 132 (59.46%) Microsoft
3 79 (35.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 76 (34.23%) Finance
5 74 (33.33%) T-SQL
6 73 (32.88%) Business Intelligence
7 70 (31.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 65 (29.28%) .NET
9 61 (27.48%) ETL
10 60 (27.03%) Data Warehouse
11 59 (26.58%) C#
11 59 (26.58%) SQL Server 2008
12 55 (24.77%) MS Excel
13 50 (22.52%) ASP.NET
14 47 (21.17%) Degree
14 47 (21.17%) Windows
15 45 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (18.92%) SQL Server 2005
17 41 (18.47%) SQL Server 2012
18 38 (17.12%) JavaScript
19 36 (16.22%) HTML
20 35 (15.77%) MVC
21 30 (13.51%) Oracle
21 30 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 27 (12.16%) OLTP
22 27 (12.16%) Kimball Methodology
23 26 (11.71%) Cognos
24 24 (10.81%) Scrum
25 23 (10.36%) DTS
25 23 (10.36%) CSS

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing SQL Server 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (9.01%) WebSphere
2 16 (7.21%) IBM HTTP Server
3 11 (4.95%) IIS
4 6 (2.70%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.25%) CMS
5 5 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.80%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.35%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.90%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.45%) Apache
9 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.45%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.45%) Node.js
Applications
1 55 (24.77%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.21%) MS Office
3 2 (0.90%) MS Project
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.01%) HTTP
2 4 (1.80%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.90%) SAN
4 1 (0.45%) SNMP
4 1 (0.45%) VoIP
4 1 (0.45%) Internet
4 1 (0.45%) SSL
4 1 (0.45%) Firewall
4 1 (0.45%) VLAN
4 1 (0.45%) SSH
4 1 (0.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (35.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 70 (31.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 60 (27.03%) Data Warehouse
4 59 (26.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 42 (18.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 41 (18.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 27 (12.16%) OLTP
9 23 (10.36%) DTS
10 14 (6.31%) SQL Server 2000
10 14 (6.31%) Relational Database
11 13 (5.86%) OLAP
12 11 (4.95%) MySQL
12 11 (4.95%) Oracle Database
13 8 (3.60%) OLAP Cube
14 7 (3.15%) DB2
14 7 (3.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (2.70%) Star Schema
16 5 (2.25%) Cognos Powerplay
16 5 (2.25%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 15 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (5.41%) NUnit
3 9 (4.05%) Rhino Mocks
4 8 (3.60%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.80%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.80%) StyleCop
5 4 (1.80%) Selenium
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.35%) MSTest
7 2 (0.90%) Toad
8 1 (0.45%) JUnit
8 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 76 (34.23%) Finance
2 7 (3.15%) Law
3 6 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.70%) Banking
3 6 (2.70%) Marketing
4 5 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.80%) Advertising
6 3 (1.35%) Retail
7 2 (0.90%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 102 (45.95%) Developer
2 56 (25.23%) DBA
3 50 (22.52%) SQL DBA
4 43 (19.37%) .NET Developer
5 38 (17.12%) Analyst
6 33 (14.86%) Administrator
7 18 (8.11%) SQL Developer
8 16 (7.21%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (6.76%) C# Developer
10 13 (5.86%) C# .NET Developer
10 13 (5.86%) SQL Server DBA
11 11 (4.95%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 10 (4.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 10 (4.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 9 (4.05%) Senior Developer
14 8 (3.60%) Oracle DBA
15 7 (3.15%) Business Analyst
16 6 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
16 6 (2.70%) Analyst Developer
17 5 (2.25%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (29.28%) .NET
2 50 (22.52%) ASP.NET
3 36 (16.22%) HTML
4 23 (10.36%) CSS
4 23 (10.36%) XML
5 22 (9.91%) WCF
6 20 (9.01%) ASP.NET MVC
7 19 (8.56%) Web Services
8 18 (8.11%) AngularJS
9 17 (7.66%) jQuery
10 15 (6.76%) .NET Framework
11 10 (4.50%) Entity Framework
12 9 (4.05%) NHibernate
12 9 (4.05%) MonoRail
12 9 (4.05%) Castle Windsor
13 6 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (2.70%) WinForms
14 5 (2.25%) LINQ
14 5 (2.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.01%) AS400
2 11 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.05%) Tandem
4 7 (3.15%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.70%) Data Extraction
5 6 (2.70%) Data Integration
6 5 (2.25%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.25%) Clustering
6 5 (2.25%) Replication
6 5 (2.25%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.25%) FMCG
7 4 (1.80%) iSeries
8 3 (1.35%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.90%) iPhone
10 1 (0.45%) PMI
10 1 (0.45%) Statistics
10 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 47 (21.17%) Windows
2 20 (9.01%) Linux
2 20 (9.01%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (8.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (7.66%) OS/400
5 7 (3.15%) UNIX
6 4 (1.80%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.80%) Android
6 4 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.80%) AIX
7 2 (0.90%) CentOS
7 2 (0.90%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.90%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (32.88%) Business Intelligence
2 61 (27.48%) ETL
3 45 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (15.77%) MVC
5 27 (12.16%) Kimball Methodology
6 24 (10.81%) Scrum
7 20 (9.01%) TDD
8 19 (8.56%) Mentoring
8 19 (8.56%) SDLC
8 19 (8.56%) CRM
9 17 (7.66%) Data Migration
9 17 (7.66%) Migration
10 9 (4.05%) PRINCE2
10 9 (4.05%) Web Application Development
10 9 (4.05%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (4.05%) Line Management
11 8 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (3.60%) Unit Testing
11 8 (3.60%) Systems Analysis
12 7 (3.15%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (65.77%) SQL
2 74 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 59 (26.58%) C#
4 38 (17.12%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.95%) Java
6 10 (4.50%) VB.NET
7 7 (3.15%) C++
8 6 (2.70%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.25%) PHP
9 5 (2.25%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.80%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.80%) COBOL
11 3 (1.35%) VB
11 3 (1.35%) XAML
11 3 (1.35%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.90%) C
12 2 (0.90%) Perl
12 2 (0.90%) Python
13 1 (0.45%) RPG
13 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (21.17%) Degree
2 16 (7.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 16 (7.21%) VCP5
3 12 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.60%) MCDBA
5 3 (1.35%) ISEB
6 2 (0.90%) MCSA
7 1 (0.45%) MCSE
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.25%) QA
2 3 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.45%) vSphere
3 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) Nagios
1 1 (0.45%) SCCM
1 1 (0.45%) SCOM
1 1 (0.45%) Graphite
Vendors
1 132 (59.46%) Microsoft
2 30 (13.51%) Oracle
3 26 (11.71%) Cognos
4 21 (9.46%) VMware
5 20 (9.01%) IBM
6 7 (3.15%) Informatica
6 7 (3.15%) Teradata
7 4 (1.80%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.35%) Apple
8 3 (1.35%) Citrix
8 3 (1.35%) LexisNexis
8 3 (1.35%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.90%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.45%) HP
10 1 (0.45%) Cisco
10 1 (0.45%) Twitter
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