Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 102 218 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 12.38% 18.51% 16.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.22% 57.98% 56.19%
Number of salaries quoted 90 205 208
Cardiff median annual salary £37,750 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.86% - -
10th Percentile £23,675 £24,250 £23,350
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
South Wales median annual salary £37,750 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% +7.14% -

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 236 376 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 28.64% 31.92% 29.74%
Number of salaries quoted 217 349 375
Cardiff median annual salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.11% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,450 £22,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year -3.75% +12.68% +1.43%

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 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 77 (75.49%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (66.67%) C#
3 65 (63.73%) .NET
4 54 (52.94%) Scrum
5 48 (47.06%) ASP.NET
6 45 (44.12%) AngularJS
7 44 (43.14%) MVC
8 36 (35.29%) SQL
9 35 (34.31%) Microsoft
10 33 (32.35%) ASP.NET Web API
11 32 (31.37%) Kanban
12 31 (30.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 31 (30.39%) TDD
13 29 (28.43%) JavaScript
14 26 (25.49%) Team Foundation Server
15 25 (24.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 25 (24.51%) KnockoutJS
16 23 (22.55%) Microsoft Azure
17 22 (21.57%) RESTful
17 22 (21.57%) WCF
18 21 (20.59%) BDD
19 20 (19.61%) SDLC
19 20 (19.61%) CSS
19 20 (19.61%) Visual Studio
20 19 (18.63%) HTML
20 19 (18.63%) Dependency Injection
20 19 (18.63%) Web Application Development
21 18 (17.65%) T-SQL
21 18 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
21 18 (17.65%) Finance

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 (10.78%) CMS
2 10 (9.80%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (8.82%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (8.82%) Tomcat
3 9 (8.82%) Umbraco
4 7 (6.86%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.88%) IIS
6 2 (1.96%) Mule
6 2 (1.96%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.98%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.98%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.98%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.98%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.98%) SAS
7 1 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (22.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (2.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.75%) Hyperconnected
1 13 (12.75%) Internet
2 3 (2.94%) SMS
3 1 (0.98%) DNS
3 1 (0.98%) Firewall
3 1 (0.98%) HTTP
3 1 (0.98%) Network Security
3 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.98%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.69%) SQL Server 2016
2 13 (12.75%) MongoDB
3 12 (11.76%) SQL Server 2014
4 11 (10.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (10.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (9.80%) MySQL
6 7 (6.86%) Oracle Database
6 7 (6.86%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (6.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (5.88%) Power BI
7 6 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (4.90%) Data Mining
8 5 (4.90%) NoSQL
9 4 (3.92%) Big Data
9 4 (3.92%) Hadoop
9 4 (3.92%) OLAP
9 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
10 3 (2.94%) GIS
10 3 (2.94%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 26 (25.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (19.61%) Visual Studio
3 9 (8.82%) Selenium
4 7 (6.86%) Subversion
4 7 (6.86%) TeamCity
5 4 (3.92%) Bugzilla
5 4 (3.92%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.92%) JMeter
5 4 (3.92%) NetBeans
5 4 (3.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.94%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.96%) JIRA
7 2 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.96%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.98%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (17.65%) Finance
2 7 (6.86%) Marketing
3 6 (5.88%) Games
4 5 (4.90%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.92%) Electronics
5 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.96%) Law
6 2 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.98%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 76 (74.51%) Developer
2 50 (49.02%) .NET Developer
3 30 (29.41%) C# Developer
4 28 (27.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 18 (17.65%) ASP.NET Developer
5 18 (17.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (10.78%) Software Developer
7 9 (8.82%) Senior Developer
8 8 (7.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (7.84%) Junior
8 8 (7.84%) Junior Developer
8 8 (7.84%) Systems Developer
9 7 (6.86%) Graduate
9 7 (6.86%) Junior .NET Developer
9 7 (6.86%) SQL Developer
10 6 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
10 6 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
10 6 (5.88%) DBA
10 6 (5.88%) Graduate Developer
10 6 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (63.73%) .NET
2 48 (47.06%) ASP.NET
3 45 (44.12%) AngularJS
4 33 (32.35%) ASP.NET Web API
5 31 (30.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 25 (24.51%) KnockoutJS
6 25 (24.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 22 (21.57%) RESTful
7 22 (21.57%) WCF
8 20 (19.61%) CSS
9 19 (18.63%) HTML
10 15 (14.71%) jQuery
11 13 (12.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 13 (12.75%) REST
11 13 (12.75%) SOAP
12 12 (11.76%) .NET Framework
13 10 (9.80%) XML
14 9 (8.82%) Entity Framework
14 9 (8.82%) JSON
15 8 (7.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.84%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (7.84%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.92%) Fintech
4 4 (3.92%) NHS
5 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.96%) User Experience
6 1 (0.98%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.98%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.98%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.94%) Linux
2 2 (1.96%) DC/OS
2 2 (1.96%) Unix
3 1 (0.98%) CentOS
3 1 (0.98%) Solaris
3 1 (0.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (75.49%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (52.94%) Scrum
3 44 (43.14%) MVC
4 32 (31.37%) Kanban
5 31 (30.39%) TDD
6 21 (20.59%) BDD
7 20 (19.61%) SDLC
8 19 (18.63%) Dependency Injection
8 19 (18.63%) Web Application Development
9 18 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (11.76%) DevOps
12 11 (10.78%) Open Source
13 10 (9.80%) Web Development
14 9 (8.82%) ETL
14 9 (8.82%) Process Improvement
15 8 (7.84%) Coaching
15 8 (7.84%) OO
15 8 (7.84%) Test Automation
16 7 (6.86%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 68 (66.67%) C#
2 36 (35.29%) SQL
3 29 (28.43%) JavaScript
4 18 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 11 (10.78%) Java
6 10 (9.80%) VB.NET
7 8 (7.84%) Ruby
8 6 (5.88%) F#
8 6 (5.88%) Python
8 6 (5.88%) VB
9 5 (4.90%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.94%) C++
11 2 (1.96%) C
11 2 (1.96%) Groovy
11 2 (1.96%) Perl
11 2 (1.96%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.96%) R
12 1 (0.98%) C-shell
12 1 (0.98%) Julia
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) HND
2 4 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (3.92%) Degree
3 1 (0.98%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.76%) QA
2 5 (4.90%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.94%) SLA
4 2 (1.96%) GDPR
5 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (4.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.88%) Kibana
2 2 (1.96%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.98%) Ansible
3 1 (0.98%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.98%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.98%) Terraform
3 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (34.31%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.71%) Oracle
3 10 (9.80%) Sitecore
4 8 (7.84%) Google
5 4 (3.92%) SAP
5 4 (3.92%) Teradata
6 3 (2.94%) Informatica
7 2 (1.96%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.98%) Actian
8 1 (0.98%) arcserve
8 1 (0.98%) Coverity
8 1 (0.98%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.98%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.98%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.98%) Tableau