Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 9 10
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 108 107 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 9.52% 13.23% 14.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.05% 49.54% 55.10%
Number of salaries quoted 106 100 187
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £27,250 £28,200 £23,200
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.78% +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 337 216 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 29.72% 26.70% 26.29%
Number of salaries quoted 277 203 343
Cardiff median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,350 £22,800
90th Percentile £66,750 £52,500 £51,000
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,250
% change year-on-year +10.39% +0.65% +9.29%

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 October 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 66 (61.11%) SQL
2 57 (52.78%) C#
3 44 (40.74%) .NET
4 36 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (31.48%) XML
6 34 (31.48%) Business Intelligence
6 34 (31.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (30.56%) HTML
8 31 (28.70%) Microsoft
8 31 (28.70%) MVC
9 30 (27.78%) JavaScript
10 29 (26.85%) T-SQL
11 26 (24.07%) Java
12 23 (21.30%) Finance
12 23 (21.30%) SOAP
12 23 (21.30%) Microsoft Azure
13 22 (20.37%) SQL Server 2012
14 21 (19.44%) jQuery
15 20 (18.52%) Scrum
16 19 (17.59%) CSS
16 19 (17.59%) SQL Server 2008
17 18 (16.67%) Visual Studio
17 18 (16.67%) ASP.NET
18 17 (15.74%) VB
19 16 (14.81%) Oracle
19 16 (14.81%) Power BI
19 16 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
20 15 (13.89%) Web Services
20 15 (13.89%) TDD

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 9 (8.33%) IIS
2 6 (5.56%) SAS
3 5 (4.63%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.70%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.78%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.78%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (10.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (7.41%) Office 365
4 6 (5.56%) SaaS
5 3 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.78%) PaaS
6 1 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.93%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) HTTP
1 5 (4.63%) HTTPS
2 4 (3.70%) Internet
3 3 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (2.78%) Firewall
3 3 (2.78%) Hyperconnected
3 3 (2.78%) IPsec
3 3 (2.78%) NetScaler
3 3 (2.78%) SAN
3 3 (2.78%) VLAN
3 3 (2.78%) VPN
4 2 (1.85%) DHCP
4 2 (1.85%) DNS
4 2 (1.85%) SSL
5 1 (0.93%) Skype
5 1 (0.93%) SSH
5 1 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 34 (31.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (20.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (17.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (14.81%) Power BI
6 15 (13.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (12.04%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (10.19%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (7.41%) Relational Database
10 7 (6.48%) Redis
11 6 (5.56%) MongoDB
11 6 (5.56%) MySQL
12 5 (4.63%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (4.63%) DB2
12 5 (4.63%) PowerPivot
12 5 (4.63%) SAS EBI
13 4 (3.70%) QlikView
13 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (2.78%) Big Data
14 3 (2.78%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 15 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.48%) Liquibase
4 2 (1.85%) JIRA
4 2 (1.85%) Selenium
4 2 (1.85%) Subversion
4 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (21.30%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Banking
2 7 (6.48%) Billing
2 7 (6.48%) Law
2 7 (6.48%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.70%) Legal
4 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (62.96%) Developer
2 31 (28.70%) SQL Developer
3 28 (25.93%) .NET Developer
4 25 (23.15%) C# Developer
5 20 (18.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (16.67%) Analyst
7 10 (9.26%) Software Developer
8 9 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 9 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
8 9 (8.33%) SSIS Developer
9 8 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (6.48%) Analyst Programmer
10 7 (6.48%) Programmer
10 7 (6.48%) Senior Analyst Programmer
10 7 (6.48%) Senior Programmer
10 7 (6.48%) SQL BI Developer
11 6 (5.56%) SSRS Developer
11 6 (5.56%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (40.74%) .NET
2 34 (31.48%) XML
3 33 (30.56%) HTML
4 23 (21.30%) SOAP
5 21 (19.44%) jQuery
6 19 (17.59%) CSS
7 18 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 15 (13.89%) Web Services
9 14 (12.96%) AngularJS
10 13 (12.04%) JSON
11 12 (11.11%) RESTful
12 11 (10.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (10.19%) WCF
13 9 (8.33%) Hibernate
13 9 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (8.33%) Spring
14 8 (7.41%) Sass
15 7 (6.48%) .NET Framework
15 7 (6.48%) JSP
15 7 (6.48%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (4.63%) Fintech
3 3 (2.78%) Replication
4 2 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.85%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.93%) CESG
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.93%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.93%) iPhone
5 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.93%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.19%) Windows
2 9 (8.33%) Linux
3 8 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.78%) CentOS
5 3 (2.78%) Debian
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (31.48%) Business Intelligence
3 31 (28.70%) MVC
4 20 (18.52%) Scrum
5 16 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (13.89%) TDD
7 14 (12.96%) Visualisation
8 12 (11.11%) ETL
8 12 (11.11%) Practice Management
9 11 (10.19%) Analytics
9 11 (10.19%) ETL Development
10 10 (9.26%) OO
11 9 (8.33%) Decision-Making
11 9 (8.33%) Microservices
11 9 (8.33%) Unit Testing
11 9 (8.33%) Web Development
12 7 (6.48%) Feasibility Study
12 7 (6.48%) Test Automation
13 6 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (5.56%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 66 (61.11%) SQL
2 57 (52.78%) C#
3 30 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 29 (26.85%) T-SQL
5 26 (24.07%) Java
6 17 (15.74%) VB
7 12 (11.11%) VBA
8 11 (10.19%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 5 (4.63%) XPath
10 3 (2.78%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.85%) C
11 2 (1.85%) Python
11 2 (1.85%) R
11 2 (1.85%) Ruby
12 1 (0.93%) ES6
12 1 (0.93%) Go
12 1 (0.93%) Scala
12 1 (0.93%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (13.89%) Degree
2 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.85%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (1.85%) CITP
3 2 (1.85%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.93%) MCSA
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (7.41%) Docker
2 4 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.78%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.93%) HDFS
4 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) HAProxy
1 2 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.93%) Kibana
Vendors
1 31 (28.70%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.81%) Oracle
3 10 (9.26%) Tableau
4 7 (6.48%) Guidewire
5 5 (4.63%) Google
6 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.70%) VMware
7 3 (2.78%) Cisco
7 3 (2.78%) Citrix
7 3 (2.78%) Cognos
7 3 (2.78%) EMC
7 3 (2.78%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (1.85%) Sybase
9 1 (0.93%) Gemalto
9 1 (0.93%) Mitel
9 1 (0.93%) RedGate