Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 13 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 174 303 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 12.12% 13.90% 15.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.05% 48.10% 54.58%
Number of salaries quoted 161 286 340
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £48,750 £45,000
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 South Wales with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 395 630 698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 27.51% 28.90% 28.97%
Number of salaries quoted 368 571 597
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,400
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
Wales median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.75% +14.29% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in South Wales

SQL Server
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in South Wales.

Salary trend for SQL Server in South Wales

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in South Wales over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in South Wales

SQL Server
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff 0 115 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Newport -1 40 £34,250 -23.89%
Torfaen +4 8 £38,250 +39.09%
Monmouthshire - 2 £50,000 -
Bridgend +7 1 £24,500 -36.36%
Merthyr Tydfil 0 1 £17,000 -19.77%
Caerphilly -1 1 £32,000 -20.00%
Neath Port Talbot -9 1 £37,500 -8.54%
Gwent - 1 £50,000 -
SQL Server
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 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 South Wales region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 107 (61.49%) .NET
2 95 (54.60%) C#
3 83 (47.70%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (44.83%) Microsoft
5 74 (42.53%) MVC
6 71 (40.80%) ASP.NET
7 59 (33.91%) JavaScript
8 54 (31.03%) SQL
9 48 (27.59%) Scrum
10 46 (26.44%) AngularJS
11 41 (23.56%) Microsoft Azure
12 37 (21.26%) Team Foundation Server
13 36 (20.69%) WCF
14 34 (19.54%) HTML
14 34 (19.54%) CSS
15 33 (18.97%) Windows
16 32 (18.39%) Visual Studio
16 32 (18.39%) Finance
17 31 (17.82%) .NET Framework
18 30 (17.24%) TDD
18 30 (17.24%) ASP.NET Web API
19 28 (16.09%) ITIL
20 27 (15.52%) ASP.NET MVC
21 25 (14.37%) Business Intelligence
22 24 (13.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 22 (12.64%) Kanban
23 22 (12.64%) CMS
24 21 (12.07%) CRM
24 21 (12.07%) jQuery
24 21 (12.07%) Web Development

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 22 (12.64%) CMS
2 17 (9.77%) IIS
3 15 (8.62%) Sitecore CMS
4 12 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (6.32%) Umbraco
6 5 (2.87%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.87%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.87%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.30%) JBoss
7 4 (2.30%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.72%) Sitefinity
9 2 (1.15%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.15%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.15%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.57%) Mule
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.57%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (7.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 41 (23.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.87%) Office 365
3 5 (2.87%) SaaS
4 4 (2.30%) PaaS
5 2 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.15%) IaaS
6 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.34%) SAN
2 11 (6.32%) Internet
3 9 (5.17%) VPN
4 8 (4.60%) Hyperconnected
4 8 (4.60%) NAS
5 7 (4.02%) LAN
5 7 (4.02%) WAN
6 5 (2.87%) Firewall
6 5 (2.87%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.30%) HTTP
7 4 (2.30%) Skype
7 4 (2.30%) SMS
8 3 (1.72%) DNS
8 3 (1.72%) H.323
8 3 (1.72%) VoIP
8 3 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.15%) IPsec
9 2 (1.15%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.49%) MongoDB
2 16 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (8.62%) SQL Server 2014
4 14 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (7.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (7.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (6.32%) NoSQL
7 11 (6.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (5.17%) Big Data
8 9 (5.17%) MySQL
8 9 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (4.02%) MS Access
9 7 (4.02%) Relational Database
10 6 (3.45%) Hadoop
10 6 (3.45%) Ingres
10 6 (3.45%) OLAP
10 6 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (2.87%) Data Mining
11 5 (2.87%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 37 (21.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (18.39%) Visual Studio
3 10 (5.75%) TeamCity
4 7 (4.02%) Subversion
5 6 (3.45%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.87%) Selenium
6 5 (2.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.72%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.72%) JIRA
8 3 (1.72%) NUnit
9 2 (1.15%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.15%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.15%) JMeter
9 2 (1.15%) Moq
9 2 (1.15%) NetBeans
9 2 (1.15%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.15%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (18.39%) Finance
2 15 (8.62%) Manufacturing
3 12 (6.90%) Retail
4 10 (5.75%) Marketing
5 9 (5.17%) Games
6 8 (4.60%) Electronics
6 8 (4.60%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.15%) Advertising
7 2 (1.15%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 99 (56.90%) Developer
2 64 (36.78%) .NET Developer
3 36 (20.69%) C# Developer
4 30 (17.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (8.05%) Software Developer
6 13 (7.47%) ASP.NET Developer
6 13 (7.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 13 (7.47%) Senior Developer
6 13 (7.47%) Support Engineer
7 12 (6.90%) .NET Software Developer
8 11 (6.32%) C# Software Developer
8 11 (6.32%) SQL Developer
9 10 (5.75%) Junior
10 9 (5.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 9 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.60%) IT Support
11 8 (4.60%) JavaScript Developer
11 8 (4.60%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (61.49%) .NET
2 71 (40.80%) ASP.NET
3 46 (26.44%) AngularJS
4 36 (20.69%) WCF
5 34 (19.54%) CSS
5 34 (19.54%) HTML
6 31 (17.82%) .NET Framework
7 30 (17.24%) ASP.NET Web API
8 27 (15.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 24 (13.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 21 (12.07%) jQuery
11 20 (11.49%) KnockoutJS
11 20 (11.49%) RESTful
12 16 (9.20%) Web Services
13 14 (8.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 14 (8.05%) Entity Framework
13 14 (8.05%) WPF
14 12 (6.90%) React
15 11 (6.32%) SOAP
15 11 (6.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.62%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.87%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.87%) Fintech
6 4 (2.30%) User Experience
7 3 (1.72%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.72%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.15%) NHS
8 2 (1.15%) Replication
9 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.57%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.97%) Windows
2 21 (12.07%) Windows Server
3 15 (8.62%) Linux
4 13 (7.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.75%) Unix
6 7 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.15%) CentOS
7 2 (1.15%) DC/OS
7 2 (1.15%) Debian
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (47.70%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (42.53%) MVC
3 48 (27.59%) Scrum
4 30 (17.24%) TDD
5 28 (16.09%) ITIL
6 25 (14.37%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (12.64%) Kanban
8 21 (12.07%) CRM
8 21 (12.07%) SDLC
8 21 (12.07%) Web Development
9 20 (11.49%) BDD
10 14 (8.05%) Dependency Injection
10 14 (8.05%) E-Commerce
10 14 (8.05%) Web Application Development
11 13 (7.47%) Mentoring
12 12 (6.90%) Coaching
12 12 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (6.90%) ETL
12 12 (6.90%) Problem Management
13 10 (5.75%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 95 (54.60%) C#
2 59 (33.91%) JavaScript
3 54 (31.03%) SQL
4 17 (9.77%) T-SQL
5 10 (5.75%) Java
5 10 (5.75%) TypeScript
5 10 (5.75%) VB.NET
6 6 (3.45%) F#
6 6 (3.45%) Ruby
7 4 (2.30%) PHP
7 4 (2.30%) VB
7 4 (2.30%) VBA
8 3 (1.72%) Groovy
9 2 (1.15%) C
10 1 (0.57%) C++
10 1 (0.57%) Python
10 1 (0.57%) R
10 1 (0.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (5.17%) Degree
2 5 (2.87%) HND
3 4 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.72%) MCITP
4 3 (1.72%) MCSE
4 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.57%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.77%) SLA
2 12 (6.90%) QA
3 2 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.57%) GDPR
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (9.20%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.60%) vSphere
3 7 (4.02%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.87%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (3.45%) Kibana
3 4 (2.30%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.15%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 78 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.20%) Oracle
2 16 (9.20%) Sitecore
3 14 (8.05%) VMware
4 12 (6.90%) Cisco
5 9 (5.17%) SAP
6 8 (4.60%) Google
7 6 (3.45%) Actian
8 5 (2.87%) Splunk
9 4 (2.30%) Xamarin
10 3 (1.72%) Avaya
10 3 (1.72%) Informatica
11 2 (1.15%) Citrix
11 2 (1.15%) Cloudera
11 2 (1.15%) EMC
11 2 (1.15%) Nimble Storage
11 2 (1.15%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.15%) Teradata
12 1 (0.57%) IBM
12 1 (0.57%) Talend