Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 11 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 118 106 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 11.30% 13.78% 16.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.11% 45.30% 54.42%
Number of salaries quoted 110 92 196
Cardiff median annual salary £35,500 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.58% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,025 £24,250
90th Percentile £52,200 £52,375 £47,500
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% -

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 287 234 373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 27.49% 30.43% 30.50%
Number of salaries quoted 245 214 354
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% +1.43%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,150 £24,325
90th Percentile £63,750 £50,950 £55,000
South Wales median annual salary £42,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -3.75% +14.29%

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 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 70 (59.32%) C#
2 69 (58.47%) SQL
3 66 (55.93%) .NET
4 55 (46.61%) Microsoft
5 54 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (38.98%) XML
7 44 (37.29%) JavaScript
8 43 (36.44%) HTML
9 33 (27.97%) Microsoft Azure
10 28 (23.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 28 (23.73%) Finance
11 26 (22.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 24 (20.34%) Scrum
12 24 (20.34%) SOAP
13 23 (19.49%) CSS
13 23 (19.49%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (19.49%) MVC
14 19 (16.10%) Web Development
14 19 (16.10%) HTML5
14 19 (16.10%) ASP.NET
14 19 (16.10%) Self-Motivation
15 18 (15.25%) jQuery
16 17 (14.41%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (13.56%) JSON
17 16 (13.56%) Decision-Making
18 15 (12.71%) AngularJS
18 15 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
18 15 (12.71%) Advertising
18 15 (12.71%) T-SQL
19 14 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server

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 11 (9.32%) IIS
2 6 (5.08%) SAS
2 6 (5.08%) WordPress
3 5 (4.24%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.39%) Apache
4 4 (3.39%) Apache Solr
4 4 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.39%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.69%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.85%) Confluence
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.85%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.85%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 33 (27.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (7.63%) Office 365
4 8 (6.78%) SaaS
5 4 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.69%) PaaS
7 1 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.63%) SSL
2 6 (5.08%) HTTP
2 6 (5.08%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.54%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (2.54%) DNS
3 3 (2.54%) Firewall
3 3 (2.54%) IPsec
3 3 (2.54%) NetScaler
3 3 (2.54%) SAN
3 3 (2.54%) VLAN
3 3 (2.54%) VPN
4 2 (1.69%) DHCP
4 2 (1.69%) Internet
5 1 (0.85%) Hyperconnected
5 1 (0.85%) IPv4
5 1 (0.85%) IPv6
5 1 (0.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 26 (22.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (14.41%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (11.02%) MySQL
4 13 (11.02%) Power BI
5 12 (10.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (9.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (7.63%) Relational Database
9 7 (5.93%) DB2
9 7 (5.93%) MongoDB
9 7 (5.93%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (5.08%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (5.08%) NoSQL
10 6 (5.08%) PowerPivot
10 6 (5.08%) SAS EBI
11 4 (3.39%) Redis
12 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (2.54%) QlikView
12 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.78%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.39%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.39%) Liquibase
4 3 (2.54%) Selenium
4 3 (2.54%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.69%) Grunt
5 2 (1.69%) Hudson
5 2 (1.69%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.69%) MbUnit
5 2 (1.69%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.69%) MSTest
5 2 (1.69%) NUnit
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.69%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.85%) AccuRev
6 1 (0.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 28 (23.73%) Finance
2 15 (12.71%) Advertising
3 4 (3.39%) Banking
3 4 (3.39%) Legal
3 4 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.54%) Billing
4 3 (2.54%) Law
4 3 (2.54%) Retail
5 2 (1.69%) Games
5 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.69%) Retail Finance
5 2 (1.69%) Welsh Language
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (61.02%) Developer
2 22 (18.64%) .NET Developer
3 21 (17.80%) SQL Developer
4 20 (16.95%) C# Developer
5 16 (13.56%) Software Developer
6 15 (12.71%) Analyst
6 15 (12.71%) Web Developer
7 12 (10.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 12 (10.17%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (10.17%) SQL Server Developer
8 11 (9.32%) SQL BI Developer
9 8 (6.78%) DBA
9 8 (6.78%) SQL DBA
10 7 (5.93%) Administrator
10 7 (5.93%) Senior Developer
11 6 (5.08%) C# Web Developer
12 5 (4.24%) .NET Web Developer
12 5 (4.24%) C# Software Developer
12 5 (4.24%) Development Team Leader
12 5 (4.24%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (55.93%) .NET
2 46 (38.98%) XML
3 43 (36.44%) HTML
4 24 (20.34%) SOAP
5 23 (19.49%) CSS
6 19 (16.10%) ASP.NET
6 19 (16.10%) HTML5
7 18 (15.25%) jQuery
8 16 (13.56%) JSON
9 15 (12.71%) AngularJS
10 13 (11.02%) RESTful
11 12 (10.17%) Sass
12 9 (7.63%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (7.63%) Web Services
13 8 (6.78%) CSS3
13 8 (6.78%) React
14 7 (5.93%) .NET Framework
14 7 (5.93%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (5.93%) WCF
15 6 (5.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.10%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (5.93%) Fintech
3 6 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.24%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.54%) Replication
5 3 (2.54%) User Experience
6 2 (1.69%) NHS
7 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.85%) CESG
7 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.02%) Windows
2 12 (10.17%) Linux
3 8 (6.78%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.54%) CentOS
5 3 (2.54%) Debian
6 2 (1.69%) Unix
7 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.34%) Scrum
3 23 (19.49%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (19.49%) MVC
4 19 (16.10%) Web Development
5 16 (13.56%) Decision-Making
6 12 (10.17%) ETL
6 12 (10.17%) Mentoring
7 11 (9.32%) Analytics
8 10 (8.47%) ETL Development
8 10 (8.47%) Visualisation
9 9 (7.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (7.63%) Kimball Methodology
9 9 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (6.78%) DevOps
10 8 (6.78%) TDD
11 7 (5.93%) Test Automation
12 6 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (5.08%) Data Integration
12 6 (5.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (59.32%) C#
2 69 (58.47%) SQL
3 44 (37.29%) JavaScript
4 15 (12.71%) T-SQL
5 12 (10.17%) Java
6 11 (9.32%) PHP
7 10 (8.47%) VBA
8 9 (7.63%) TypeScript
9 7 (5.93%) VB
10 6 (5.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 4 (3.39%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.54%) C++
12 3 (2.54%) VB.NET
12 3 (2.54%) XPath
13 2 (1.69%) CFML
13 2 (1.69%) Python
14 1 (0.85%) COBOL
14 1 (0.85%) Delphi
14 1 (0.85%) Perl
14 1 (0.85%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 14 (11.86%) Degree
2 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.69%) CISSP
3 2 (1.69%) MCP
3 2 (1.69%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (0.85%) MCSA
4 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) SLA
2 4 (3.39%) QA
3 3 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.69%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (3.39%) Docker
2 3 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.69%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 55 (46.61%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.17%) Oracle
3 7 (5.93%) Google
4 5 (4.24%) Tableau
5 4 (3.39%) Guidewire
5 4 (3.39%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.54%) Cisco
6 3 (2.54%) Citrix
6 3 (2.54%) Cognos
6 3 (2.54%) EMC
6 3 (2.54%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (2.54%) RedGate
6 3 (2.54%) SAP
6 3 (2.54%) VMware
7 1 (0.85%) Adobe
7 1 (0.85%) Gemalto
7 1 (0.85%) Remedy
7 1 (0.85%) Sybase
7 1 (0.85%) Veeam
7 1 (0.85%) WatchGuard