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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 7 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 65 95 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 13.03% 13.89% 17.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.76% 59.01% 60.99%
Number of salaries quoted 59 88 99
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -5.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £25,000 £29,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,250 £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 139 161 223
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 27.86% 23.54% 29.19%
Number of salaries quoted 118 150 173
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £22,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 109 (62.64%) .NET
2 102 (58.62%) C#
3 89 (51.15%) SQL
4 84 (48.28%) Microsoft
4 84 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (43.68%) ASP.NET
6 72 (41.38%) MVC
7 66 (37.93%) JavaScript
8 47 (27.01%) HTML
8 47 (27.01%) Windows
9 44 (25.29%) Visual Studio
10 40 (22.99%) ASP.NET MVC
11 39 (22.41%) TDD
12 38 (21.84%) Scrum
12 38 (21.84%) CSS
13 35 (20.11%) Team Foundation Server
14 31 (17.82%) T-SQL
15 28 (16.09%) Oracle
16 27 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
17 25 (14.37%) SQL Server 2008
17 25 (14.37%) Finance
17 25 (14.37%) Business Intelligence
17 25 (14.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 24 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
18 24 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
19 23 (13.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 23 (13.22%) Web Development
20 20 (11.49%) .NET Framework
20 20 (11.49%) Degree
21 19 (10.92%) IIS

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 19 (10.92%) IIS
2 16 (9.20%) CMS
3 10 (5.75%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (4.60%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (4.02%) Umbraco
6 6 (3.45%) MS Exchange
6 6 (3.45%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.87%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.15%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.57%) Apache
9 1 (0.57%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.57%) Documentum
9 1 (0.57%) FileNet
9 1 (0.57%) JCAPS
9 1 (0.57%) SAS
9 1 (0.57%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 14 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (5.17%) Sage 200
1 9 (5.17%) Sage 50
2 5 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.57%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.32%) Office 365
4 2 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.15%) SaaS
5 1 (0.57%) IaaS
5 1 (0.57%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.45%) Firewall
2 5 (2.87%) DNS
3 3 (1.72%) HTTP
3 3 (1.72%) iSCSI
3 3 (1.72%) NAS
3 3 (1.72%) SAN
4 2 (1.15%) VLAN
4 2 (1.15%) VPN
5 1 (0.57%) Broadband
5 1 (0.57%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.57%) Internet
5 1 (0.57%) LAN
5 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.37%) SQL Server 2008
1 25 (14.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 24 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 23 (13.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (10.92%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (8.62%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (6.90%) Relational Database
6 12 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (6.32%) Big Data
8 8 (4.60%) MySQL
9 7 (4.02%) Hadoop
9 7 (4.02%) NoSQL
10 5 (2.87%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (2.30%) MS Access
11 4 (2.30%) Power BI
11 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (1.72%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 44 (25.29%) Visual Studio
2 35 (20.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (5.75%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.75%) Subversion
4 7 (4.02%) NUnit
4 7 (4.02%) Selenium
5 5 (2.87%) Eclipse
5 5 (2.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (2.30%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.30%) JIRA
6 4 (2.30%) Maven
6 4 (2.30%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.72%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.72%) MSTest
8 2 (1.15%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.15%) MbUnit
8 2 (1.15%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.15%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.57%) Grunt
9 1 (0.57%) SoapUI
General
1 25 (14.37%) Finance
2 16 (9.20%) Advertising
3 11 (6.32%) Manufacturing
4 8 (4.60%) Marketing
5 5 (2.87%) Retail
6 3 (1.72%) Games
7 2 (1.15%) Banking
7 2 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.57%) Back Office
8 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 107 (61.49%) Developer
2 62 (35.63%) .NET Developer
3 30 (17.24%) C# Developer
4 22 (12.64%) Senior Developer
5 21 (12.07%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (12.07%) Software Developer
5 21 (12.07%) SQL Developer
6 13 (7.47%) C# Software Developer
7 12 (6.90%) Analyst
7 12 (6.90%) Team Leader
8 10 (5.75%) .NET Software Developer
9 9 (5.17%) Senior SQL Developer
10 8 (4.60%) .NET Team Leader
10 8 (4.60%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 8 (4.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (4.02%) Administrator
11 7 (4.02%) DBA
11 7 (4.02%) Microsoft Developer
11 7 (4.02%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (62.64%) .NET
2 76 (43.68%) ASP.NET
3 47 (27.01%) HTML
4 40 (22.99%) ASP.NET MVC
5 38 (21.84%) CSS
6 24 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
7 20 (11.49%) .NET Framework
8 18 (10.34%) Web Services
9 17 (9.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 17 (9.77%) WCF
9 17 (9.77%) XML
10 16 (9.20%) AngularJS
10 16 (9.20%) jQuery
11 14 (8.05%) HTML5
12 13 (7.47%) CSS3
12 13 (7.47%) REST
13 12 (6.90%) RESTful
14 11 (6.32%) SOAP
15 10 (5.75%) XSLT
16 9 (5.17%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.45%) NHS
4 5 (2.87%) Fintech
4 5 (2.87%) User Experience
5 4 (2.30%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.72%) Replication
7 2 (1.15%) Clustering
8 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 47 (27.01%) Windows
2 17 (9.77%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (7.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (5.17%) Linux
5 6 (3.45%) Unix
5 6 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.72%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.72%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.72%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (41.38%) MVC
3 39 (22.41%) TDD
4 38 (21.84%) Scrum
5 25 (14.37%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (13.22%) Web Development
7 18 (10.34%) BDD
7 18 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (10.34%) Mentoring
8 16 (9.20%) SDLC
9 14 (8.05%) Test Automation
9 14 (8.05%) Unit Testing
10 13 (7.47%) CRM
10 13 (7.47%) Software Engineering
11 11 (6.32%) Coaching
11 11 (6.32%) E-Commerce
11 11 (6.32%) ERP
11 11 (6.32%) ETL
12 10 (5.75%) Analytics
12 10 (5.75%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 102 (58.62%) C#
2 89 (51.15%) SQL
3 66 (37.93%) JavaScript
4 31 (17.82%) T-SQL
5 14 (8.05%) VB.NET
6 9 (5.17%) Java
7 5 (2.87%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.72%) C++
8 3 (1.72%) VB
9 2 (1.15%) C
9 2 (1.15%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.15%) Python
10 1 (0.57%) ABAP
10 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.57%) Perl
10 1 (0.57%) PHP
10 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (11.49%) Degree
2 7 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.72%) MCSA
4 3 (1.72%) MCSE
5 1 (0.57%) CCNA
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.57%) HND
5 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 4 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.30%) QA
1 4 (2.30%) SLA
2 2 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.17%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.02%) Docker
5 3 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.15%) vCloud
7 1 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.72%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.15%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 84 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.09%) Oracle
3 16 (9.20%) VMware
4 10 (5.75%) Sage
5 9 (5.17%) Sitecore
6 7 (4.02%) Facebook
7 6 (3.45%) IBM
8 5 (2.87%) Cisco
9 4 (2.30%) EqualLogic
10 3 (1.72%) Dell
10 3 (1.72%) HP
10 3 (1.72%) SAP
10 3 (1.72%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.72%) Tableau
10 3 (1.72%) Veeam
11 2 (1.15%) EMC
11 2 (1.15%) NetApp
11 2 (1.15%) Symantec
11 2 (1.15%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.57%) F5
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