Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 10 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 109 144 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 10.43% 14.72% 14.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.38% 48.48% 54.85%
Number of salaries quoted 106 135 181
Cardiff median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% +10.00% -1.41%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,625 £52,500 £47,500
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +7.14%

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

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 317 297 361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 30.33% 30.37% 26.25%
Number of salaries quoted 259 265 333
Cardiff median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,100 £22,750
90th Percentile £61,500 £53,750 £50,000
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,750
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +13.57%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 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 in Cardiff.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Cardiff

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Cardiff over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 64 (58.72%) SQL
2 57 (52.29%) C#
3 42 (38.53%) .NET
4 41 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (35.78%) MVC
6 34 (31.19%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (29.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (29.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (26.61%) Microsoft
8 29 (26.61%) Java
9 28 (25.69%) T-SQL
10 27 (24.77%) XML
10 27 (24.77%) AngularJS
11 26 (23.85%) Finance
12 25 (22.94%) SQL Server 2012
13 24 (22.02%) ASP.NET
13 24 (22.02%) HTML
13 24 (22.02%) TDD
14 23 (21.10%) Scrum
15 22 (20.18%) Visual Studio
16 21 (19.27%) Oracle
16 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
17 20 (18.35%) SQL Server 2008
18 19 (17.43%) Problem-Solving
19 17 (15.60%) PowerShell
19 17 (15.60%) Microsoft Azure
19 17 (15.60%) VB
19 17 (15.60%) SOAP
20 16 (14.68%) SQL Server 2016
21 15 (13.76%) Practice Management

SQL Server
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 (3.67%) Apache Spark
1 4 (3.67%) IIS
1 4 (3.67%) SAS
2 3 (2.75%) Apache Pig
2 3 (2.75%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.83%) CMS
3 2 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.75%) Office 365
3 3 (2.75%) PaaS
3 3 (2.75%) SaaS
4 1 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.26%) Hyperconnected
1 9 (8.26%) Internet
2 5 (4.59%) Firewall
3 3 (2.75%) DNS
3 3 (2.75%) HTTP
4 2 (1.83%) DHCP
4 2 (1.83%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.83%) SSL
4 2 (1.83%) VPN
5 1 (0.92%) Network Security
5 1 (0.92%) SAN
5 1 (0.92%) Skype
5 1 (0.92%) SSH
5 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.92%) VoIP
5 1 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (29.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 32 (29.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 25 (22.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (18.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (14.68%) SQL Server 2016
5 14 (12.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (10.09%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (9.17%) Power BI
8 9 (8.26%) Relational Database
9 7 (6.42%) MySQL
9 7 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (6.42%) Redis
10 4 (3.67%) MongoDB
10 4 (3.67%) RDBMS
11 3 (2.75%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (2.75%) Apache Hive
11 3 (2.75%) Big Data
11 3 (2.75%) Hadoop
11 3 (2.75%) Presto
11 3 (2.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 22 (20.18%) Visual Studio
2 14 (12.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.42%) Liquibase
4 3 (2.75%) Selenium
5 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.83%) JIRA
5 2 (1.83%) Subversion
5 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.92%) Maven
6 1 (0.92%) MbUnit
6 1 (0.92%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.92%) MSTest
6 1 (0.92%) NUnit
6 1 (0.92%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (23.85%) Finance
2 8 (7.34%) Law
2 8 (7.34%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.42%) Banking
3 7 (6.42%) Billing
4 3 (2.75%) Legal
5 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.83%) Retail
6 1 (0.92%) Electronics
6 1 (0.92%) Marketing
6 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 71 (65.14%) Developer
2 31 (28.44%) .NET Developer
3 29 (26.61%) C# Developer
3 29 (26.61%) SQL Developer
4 26 (23.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (15.60%) ASP.NET Developer
5 17 (15.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 16 (14.68%) Analyst
7 12 (11.01%) SSIS Developer
8 8 (7.34%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (7.34%) Senior C# Developer
8 8 (7.34%) Senior Developer
9 7 (6.42%) Analyst Programmer
9 7 (6.42%) Programmer
9 7 (6.42%) Senior .NET Developer
9 7 (6.42%) Senior Analyst Programmer
9 7 (6.42%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 7 (6.42%) Senior Programmer
9 7 (6.42%) SSRS Developer
9 7 (6.42%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (38.53%) .NET
2 27 (24.77%) AngularJS
2 27 (24.77%) XML
3 24 (22.02%) ASP.NET
3 24 (22.02%) HTML
4 17 (15.60%) SOAP
5 14 (12.84%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (12.84%) CSS
5 14 (12.84%) jQuery
5 14 (12.84%) KnockoutJS
5 14 (12.84%) Web Services
6 12 (11.01%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (11.01%) RESTful
6 12 (11.01%) WCF
7 11 (10.09%) Spring
7 11 (10.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (8.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 9 (8.26%) Hibernate
9 7 (6.42%) Spring Boot
9 7 (6.42%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.59%) Fintech
1 5 (4.59%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.92%) Algorithms
3 1 (0.92%) CESG
3 1 (0.92%) Credit Risk
3 1 (0.92%) Driving Licence
3 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.92%) Graphic Design
3 1 (0.92%) iPhone
3 1 (0.92%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.92%) PKI
3 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.42%) Linux
1 7 (6.42%) Windows
1 7 (6.42%) Windows Server
2 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.92%) CentOS
3 1 (0.92%) Unix
3 1 (0.92%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (35.78%) MVC
3 34 (31.19%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (22.02%) TDD
5 23 (21.10%) Scrum
6 19 (17.43%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (13.76%) Practice Management
8 12 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (10.09%) BDD
10 10 (9.17%) Dependency Injection
10 10 (9.17%) ETL
10 10 (9.17%) Kanban
10 10 (9.17%) Unit Testing
10 10 (9.17%) Visualisation
11 9 (8.26%) ETL Development
11 9 (8.26%) Test Automation
11 9 (8.26%) Web Application Development
12 8 (7.34%) Microservices
13 7 (6.42%) Feasibility Study
13 7 (6.42%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 64 (58.72%) SQL
2 57 (52.29%) C#
3 29 (26.61%) Java
4 28 (25.69%) T-SQL
5 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
6 17 (15.60%) PowerShell
6 17 (15.60%) VB
7 11 (10.09%) VBA
8 9 (8.26%) Python
9 6 (5.50%) Ruby
10 4 (3.67%) C++
10 4 (3.67%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.67%) VB.NET
10 4 (3.67%) XPath
11 3 (2.75%) R
12 2 (1.83%) C
12 2 (1.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (1.83%) Java 8
12 2 (1.83%) Perl
12 2 (1.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (11.01%) Degree
2 7 (6.42%) SC Cleared
2 7 (6.42%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.83%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (1.83%) CITP
3 2 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.83%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.92%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.92%) MCSA
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.67%) GDPR
3 3 (2.75%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.26%) Docker
2 3 (2.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.92%) HDFS
4 1 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) HAProxy
1 2 (1.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.92%) Ansible
2 1 (0.92%) Kibana
2 1 (0.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (26.61%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.27%) Oracle
3 8 (7.34%) Tableau
4 7 (6.42%) Guidewire
5 4 (3.67%) Teradata
6 3 (2.75%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.83%) Cognos
7 2 (1.83%) Google
7 2 (1.83%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.83%) Sybase
7 2 (1.83%) VMware
8 1 (0.92%) Cisco
8 1 (0.92%) Gemalto
8 1 (0.92%) Mitel
8 1 (0.92%) SAP