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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 8 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 110 121 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 20.00% 17.29% 16.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 59.14% 58.17% 51.40%
Number of salaries quoted 93 95 97
Median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,200 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,269 £43,400 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server 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 Cardiff with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 186 208 214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 33.82% 29.71% 33.02%
Number of salaries quoted 164 171 178
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing SQL Server 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Cardiff

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 133 (62.44%) .NET
2 120 (56.34%) C#
3 109 (51.17%) SQL
4 108 (50.70%) Agile Software Development
5 104 (48.83%) ASP.NET
6 98 (46.01%) Microsoft
7 89 (41.78%) MVC
8 69 (32.39%) JavaScript
9 64 (30.05%) HTML
9 64 (30.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 62 (29.11%) Windows
11 58 (27.23%) MS Excel
12 55 (25.82%) T-SQL
12 55 (25.82%) TDD
13 53 (24.88%) CSS
14 52 (24.41%) Scrum
15 45 (21.13%) Visual Studio
16 37 (17.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 37 (17.37%) .NET Framework
17 34 (15.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 33 (15.49%) SQL Server 2008
18 33 (15.49%) Team Foundation Server
19 32 (15.02%) WCF
20 30 (14.08%) Finance
21 29 (13.62%) OO
22 28 (13.15%) Advertising
22 28 (13.15%) SQL Server 2012
23 27 (12.68%) jQuery
23 27 (12.68%) XML
23 27 (12.68%) Oracle

SQL Server
Top Related 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 (9.39%) IIS
2 19 (8.92%) Tomcat
3 11 (5.16%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (4.69%) Apache
4 10 (4.69%) CMS
5 8 (3.76%) JBoss
5 8 (3.76%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.76%) Umbraco
6 6 (2.82%) ColdFusion
6 6 (2.82%) MS Exchange
6 6 (2.82%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (2.82%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.41%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.94%) Documentum
10 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.94%) FileNet
11 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 58 (27.23%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (4.23%) Sage 200
1 9 (4.23%) Sage 50
2 8 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.47%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.69%) Office 365
4 6 (2.82%) SaaS
5 2 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.47%) IaaS
6 1 (0.47%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.10%) Firewall
2 12 (5.63%) DNS
3 4 (1.88%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.88%) HTTP
3 4 (1.88%) LAN
3 4 (1.88%) NAS
3 4 (1.88%) SAN
4 3 (1.41%) iSCSI
4 3 (1.41%) VPN
4 3 (1.41%) WAN
4 3 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.94%) DHCP
5 2 (0.94%) MPLS
5 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.94%) VLAN
6 1 (0.47%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (17.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 34 (15.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (15.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (13.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (8.92%) SQL Server 2014
6 16 (7.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (6.57%) MySQL
8 13 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (5.16%) NoSQL
10 10 (4.69%) Big Data
11 8 (3.76%) Relational Database
12 7 (3.29%) MongoDB
13 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
15 3 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (1.41%) Hadoop
15 3 (1.41%) OLAP
15 3 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
15 3 (1.41%) Power BI
15 3 (1.41%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 45 (21.13%) Visual Studio
2 33 (15.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (4.69%) Eclipse
4 9 (4.23%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.29%) JUnit
5 7 (3.29%) NUnit
5 7 (3.29%) Selenium
5 7 (3.29%) Subversion
6 6 (2.82%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.82%) NetBeans
7 5 (2.35%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.88%) Maven
8 4 (1.88%) MSTest
8 4 (1.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.41%) Mockito
9 3 (1.41%) Spock
10 2 (0.94%) MbUnit
10 2 (0.94%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 30 (14.08%) Finance
2 28 (13.15%) Advertising
3 10 (4.69%) Marketing
4 9 (4.23%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.35%) Banking
7 2 (0.94%) Legal
7 2 (0.94%) Welsh Language
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Games
8 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 139 (65.26%) Developer
2 76 (35.68%) .NET Developer
3 29 (13.62%) SQL Developer
4 27 (12.68%) Software Developer
5 24 (11.27%) C# Developer
5 24 (11.27%) Senior Developer
6 19 (8.92%) Analyst
6 19 (8.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 14 (6.57%) .NET Software Developer
7 14 (6.57%) ASP.NET Developer
8 11 (5.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 11 (5.16%) C# Software Developer
9 10 (4.69%) Consultant
10 9 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 9 (4.23%) Junior
10 9 (4.23%) Senior .NET Developer
11 8 (3.76%) Microsoft Developer
12 7 (3.29%) Java Developer
12 7 (3.29%) Junior .NET Developer
12 7 (3.29%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (62.44%) .NET
2 104 (48.83%) ASP.NET
3 64 (30.05%) ASP.NET MVC
3 64 (30.05%) HTML
4 53 (24.88%) CSS
5 37 (17.37%) .NET Framework
6 32 (15.02%) WCF
7 27 (12.68%) jQuery
7 27 (12.68%) XML
8 26 (12.21%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (11.27%) Web Services
10 19 (8.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 18 (8.45%) Node.js
12 16 (7.51%) HTML5
12 16 (7.51%) RESTful
13 15 (7.04%) AngularJS
13 15 (7.04%) REST
14 14 (6.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 14 (6.57%) CSS3
14 14 (6.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.86%) Management Information System
2 19 (8.92%) NHS
3 10 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.76%) User Experience
5 7 (3.29%) Fintech
6 5 (2.35%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.35%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.88%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.41%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.41%) Replication
9 2 (0.94%) Clustering
10 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.47%) iPad
10 1 (0.47%) Oculus Rift
10 1 (0.47%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 62 (29.11%) Windows
2 18 (8.45%) Linux
2 18 (8.45%) Windows Server
3 13 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.35%) Unix
7 3 (1.41%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.41%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.41%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.47%) Android
8 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.47%) CentOS
8 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (50.70%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (41.78%) MVC
3 55 (25.82%) TDD
4 52 (24.41%) Scrum
5 29 (13.62%) OO
6 26 (12.21%) Unit Testing
7 21 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (9.39%) BDD
8 20 (9.39%) Coaching
8 20 (9.39%) SDLC
9 19 (8.92%) Informatics
10 17 (7.98%) Web Development
11 16 (7.51%) Mentoring
12 14 (6.57%) CRM
13 11 (5.16%) E-Commerce
13 11 (5.16%) ETL
14 10 (4.69%) Dependency Injection
14 10 (4.69%) Software Engineering
15 9 (4.23%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 120 (56.34%) C#
2 109 (51.17%) SQL
3 69 (32.39%) JavaScript
4 55 (25.82%) T-SQL
5 22 (10.33%) Java
6 18 (8.45%) VB.NET
7 11 (5.16%) PHP
8 5 (2.35%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.35%) Perl
8 5 (2.35%) Python
8 5 (2.35%) TypeScript
8 5 (2.35%) VB
9 4 (1.88%) Ruby
10 3 (1.41%) ABAP
10 3 (1.41%) C
10 3 (1.41%) Groovy
10 3 (1.41%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.41%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.94%) C++
11 2 (0.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (11.27%) Degree
2 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.41%) MCSA
3 3 (1.41%) MCSE
4 2 (0.94%) HND
5 1 (0.47%) CCNA
5 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.47%) ISEB
5 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.47%) MCITP
5 1 (0.47%) MCP
5 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (1.41%) SLA
4 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (8.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.23%) Hyper-V
2 9 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.35%) Docker
4 3 (1.41%) vSphere
5 2 (0.94%) vCloud
5 2 (0.94%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.41%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (0.94%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.94%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 98 (46.01%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.68%) Oracle
3 20 (9.39%) VMware
4 10 (4.69%) Sage
5 9 (4.23%) Facebook
5 9 (4.23%) IBM
6 8 (3.76%) Cisco
7 7 (3.29%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.29%) Sitecore
7 7 (3.29%) Xamarin
8 6 (2.82%) RedGate
9 5 (2.35%) F5
9 5 (2.35%) SAP
10 4 (1.88%) Avaya
10 4 (1.88%) EqualLogic
11 3 (1.41%) Dell
11 3 (1.41%) HP
11 3 (1.41%) hybris
11 3 (1.41%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.41%) Veeam
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