Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 11 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 116 205 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 14.20% 14.84% 16.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.43% 50.87% 58.13%
Number of salaries quoted 105 195 228
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £25,050 £24,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £52,000 £47,500 £45,000
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -

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 230 403 449
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 28.15% 29.18% 28.73%
Number of salaries quoted 213 380 378
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -
10th Percentile £25,550 £24,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £51,050 £55,000 £48,750
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server 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.

1 75 (64.66%) .NET
2 71 (61.21%) C#
3 70 (60.34%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (50.00%) MVC
5 43 (37.07%) Scrum
5 43 (37.07%) Microsoft
5 43 (37.07%) ASP.NET
6 40 (34.48%) JavaScript
6 40 (34.48%) AngularJS
7 36 (31.03%) SQL
8 33 (28.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (25.86%) TDD
10 28 (24.14%) ASP.NET Web API
11 27 (23.28%) Microsoft Azure
12 24 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (20.69%) WCF
12 24 (20.69%) CSS
13 23 (19.83%) Visual Studio
13 23 (19.83%) .NET Framework
13 23 (19.83%) Kanban
14 22 (18.97%) SDLC
15 21 (18.10%) HTML
15 21 (18.10%) Finance
16 20 (17.24%) CMS
16 20 (17.24%) BDD
17 19 (16.38%) KnockoutJS
17 19 (16.38%) Web Development
18 17 (14.66%) RESTful
18 17 (14.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 15 (12.93%) Sitecore

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 20 (17.24%) CMS
2 15 (12.93%) IIS
3 14 (12.07%) Sitecore CMS
4 12 (10.34%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (8.62%) Umbraco
6 5 (4.31%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (4.31%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.45%) JBoss
8 3 (2.59%) Sitefinity
9 2 (1.72%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.86%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.86%) Mule
10 1 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.86%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 27 (23.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.59%) Office 365
3 3 (2.59%) PaaS
3 3 (2.59%) SaaS
4 2 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.62%) Internet
2 9 (7.76%) SAN
3 8 (6.90%) Hyperconnected
3 8 (6.90%) VPN
4 4 (3.45%) NAS
4 4 (3.45%) SMS
5 3 (2.59%) Firewall
5 3 (2.59%) H.323
5 3 (2.59%) HTTP
5 3 (2.59%) LAN
5 3 (2.59%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.59%) VoIP
5 3 (2.59%) WAN
5 3 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.72%) IPsec
6 2 (1.72%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.72%) VLAN
7 1 (0.86%) SSH
7 1 (0.86%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.93%) MongoDB
2 11 (9.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (9.48%) SQL Server 2014
2 11 (9.48%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (7.76%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (6.03%) MySQL
5 7 (6.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (5.17%) NoSQL
7 5 (4.31%) Big Data
7 5 (4.31%) Data Mining
7 5 (4.31%) Hadoop
7 5 (4.31%) MS Access
8 4 (3.45%) DTS
8 4 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.59%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.72%) OLAP
10 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (28.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (19.83%) Visual Studio
3 10 (8.62%) TeamCity
4 6 (5.17%) Selenium
4 6 (5.17%) Subversion
5 5 (4.31%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (2.59%) Bugzilla
7 3 (2.59%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.59%) JMeter
7 3 (2.59%) NetBeans
7 3 (2.59%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (2.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.72%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.72%) Moq
8 2 (1.72%) NUnit
8 2 (1.72%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.72%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
General
1 21 (18.10%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Games
3 4 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.72%) Law
4 2 (1.72%) Marketing
4 2 (1.72%) Retail
5 1 (0.86%) Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Legal
5 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 80 (68.97%) Developer
2 53 (45.69%) .NET Developer
3 29 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 23 (19.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (9.48%) Senior Developer
6 10 (8.62%) SQL Developer
7 8 (6.90%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (6.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.03%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (6.03%) Junior
8 7 (6.03%) Junior Developer
8 7 (6.03%) Software Developer
8 7 (6.03%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.03%) Systems Developer
9 6 (5.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (5.17%) Graduate
9 6 (5.17%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 6 (5.17%) Graduate Developer
9 6 (5.17%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (64.66%) .NET
2 43 (37.07%) ASP.NET
3 40 (34.48%) AngularJS
4 28 (24.14%) ASP.NET Web API
5 24 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 24 (20.69%) CSS
5 24 (20.69%) WCF
6 23 (19.83%) .NET Framework
7 21 (18.10%) HTML
8 19 (16.38%) KnockoutJS
9 17 (14.66%) RESTful
9 17 (14.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 14 (12.07%) jQuery
11 13 (11.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 13 (11.21%) Entity Framework
12 11 (9.48%) SOAP
13 10 (8.62%) REST
14 9 (7.76%) XML
15 8 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 7 (6.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) Computer Science
2 13 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.59%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.59%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.59%) Fintech
3 3 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.59%) User Experience
4 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.72%) NHS
4 2 (1.72%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.72%) Replication
5 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.86%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.07%) Windows
2 11 (9.48%) Windows Server
3 10 (8.62%) Linux
4 7 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.31%) Unix
7 2 (1.72%) CentOS
7 2 (1.72%) DC/OS
7 2 (1.72%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (60.34%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (50.00%) MVC
3 43 (37.07%) Scrum
4 30 (25.86%) TDD
5 23 (19.83%) Kanban
6 22 (18.97%) SDLC
7 20 (17.24%) BDD
8 19 (16.38%) Web Development
9 14 (12.07%) Dependency Injection
9 14 (12.07%) Web Application Development
10 12 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (10.34%) ITIL
11 11 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (7.76%) E-Commerce
13 8 (6.90%) CRM
13 8 (6.90%) DevOps
13 8 (6.90%) Mentoring
13 8 (6.90%) Software Engineering
14 7 (6.03%) Problem Management
14 7 (6.03%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 71 (61.21%) C#
2 40 (34.48%) JavaScript
3 36 (31.03%) SQL
4 15 (12.93%) T-SQL
5 10 (8.62%) Java
5 10 (8.62%) VB.NET
6 6 (5.17%) F#
6 6 (5.17%) Ruby
6 6 (5.17%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.59%) Groovy
7 3 (2.59%) VB
8 2 (1.72%) PHP
8 2 (1.72%) VBA
9 1 (0.86%) C
9 1 (0.86%) C++
9 1 (0.86%) Python
9 1 (0.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (4.31%) HND
2 3 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (2.59%) Degree
3 2 (1.72%) MCITP
3 2 (1.72%) MCSE
3 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.86%) Avaya Certification
4 1 (0.86%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.76%) QA
2 6 (5.17%) SLA
3 2 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.86%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (6.03%) Active Directory
1 7 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (6.03%) vSphere
2 6 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (4.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.17%) Kibana
1 6 (5.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.59%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.72%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.86%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 43 (37.07%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.93%) Sitecore
3 12 (10.34%) VMware
4 11 (9.48%) Cisco
5 9 (7.76%) Oracle
6 8 (6.90%) Google
7 4 (3.45%) Xamarin
8 3 (2.59%) Avaya
8 3 (2.59%) Informatica
9 2 (1.72%) Citrix
9 2 (1.72%) EMC
9 2 (1.72%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.72%) Teradata
10 1 (0.86%) Actian
10 1 (0.86%) arcserve
10 1 (0.86%) Remedy