Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 11 8
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 153 222 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 10.57% 14.53% 14.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.78% 48.47% 50.86%
Number of salaries quoted 146 213 297
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,250 £22,650
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35% +5.71%

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 416 458 639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 28.73% 29.97% 28.03%
Number of salaries quoted 348 413 579
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £24,850
90th Percentile £58,225 £54,080 £51,500
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +10.00%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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 -4 108 £42,500 +6.25% 19
Newport +1 34 £47,500 +21.79% 3
Bridgend 0 5 £28,000 -23.29%
Caerphilly -3 3 £42,500 +15.65%
Vale of Glamorgan -2 2 £40,000 -11.64%
Torfaen -4 2 £30,250 -22.44%
SQL Server
Wales

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 South Wales region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 79 (51.63%) C#
2 72 (47.06%) SQL
3 64 (41.83%) .NET
4 59 (38.56%) MVC
5 51 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (30.07%) HTML
6 46 (30.07%) Business Intelligence
7 45 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 45 (29.41%) Finance
8 44 (28.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 43 (28.10%) JavaScript
10 41 (26.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 41 (26.80%) Microsoft Azure
11 40 (26.14%) ASP.NET
12 36 (23.53%) CSS
13 35 (22.88%) T-SQL
14 31 (20.26%) Amazon AWS
15 30 (19.61%) Java
16 29 (18.95%) ASP.NET MVC
16 29 (18.95%) AngularJS
17 28 (18.30%) Problem-Solving
18 27 (17.65%) XML
19 26 (16.99%) Scrum
20 25 (16.34%) Oracle
20 25 (16.34%) Visual Studio
20 25 (16.34%) SQL Server 2012
21 24 (15.69%) Mentoring
21 24 (15.69%) TDD
22 23 (15.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 21 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008

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 6 (3.92%) IIS
1 6 (3.92%) SAS
2 4 (2.61%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.96%) Apache Pig
3 3 (1.96%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.31%) CMS
4 2 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.65%) Appian
5 1 (0.65%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (8.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 41 (26.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (20.26%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.27%) PaaS
3 5 (3.27%) SaaS
4 3 (1.96%) Office 365
5 2 (1.31%) IaaS
5 2 (1.31%) Serverless
6 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.88%) Hyperconnected
1 9 (5.88%) Internet
2 6 (3.92%) Firewall
3 5 (3.27%) SAN
4 4 (2.61%) NAS
4 4 (2.61%) VPN
5 3 (1.96%) DNS
5 3 (1.96%) HTTP
6 2 (1.31%) DHCP
6 2 (1.31%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.31%) SSL
7 1 (0.65%) Network Security
7 1 (0.65%) Skype
7 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.65%) VoIP
7 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (28.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 41 (26.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (16.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (15.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 21 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (12.42%) SQL Server 2016
7 18 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (7.19%) Relational Database
9 9 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (5.88%) Power BI
10 8 (5.23%) MySQL
11 7 (4.58%) Redis
12 6 (3.92%) MongoDB
13 5 (3.27%) Big Data
13 5 (3.27%) Hadoop
13 5 (3.27%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (2.61%) NoSQL
14 4 (2.61%) RDBMS
15 3 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
15 3 (1.96%) Presto
Development Applications
1 25 (16.34%) Visual Studio
2 17 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.58%) Liquibase
4 3 (1.96%) Selenium
5 2 (1.31%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.31%) JIRA
5 2 (1.31%) Subversion
5 2 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.65%) Maven
6 1 (0.65%) MbUnit
6 1 (0.65%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.65%) MSTest
6 1 (0.65%) NUnit
6 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (29.41%) Finance
2 8 (5.23%) Law
2 8 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.58%) Banking
3 7 (4.58%) Billing
4 4 (2.61%) Advertising
5 3 (1.96%) Legal
5 3 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.31%) Local Government
6 2 (1.31%) Retail
7 1 (0.65%) Electronics
7 1 (0.65%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.65%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 95 (62.09%) Developer
2 36 (23.53%) .NET Developer
3 35 (22.88%) C# Developer
4 31 (20.26%) SQL Developer
5 28 (18.30%) C# .NET Developer
6 21 (13.73%) Senior Developer
7 17 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (10.46%) Analyst
9 14 (9.15%) Senior C# Developer
9 14 (9.15%) SSIS Developer
10 11 (7.19%) Senior .NET Developer
10 11 (7.19%) Software Developer
11 9 (5.88%) Consultant
11 9 (5.88%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 8 (5.23%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (4.58%) Analyst Programmer
13 7 (4.58%) Programmer
13 7 (4.58%) Senior Analyst Programmer
13 7 (4.58%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (41.83%) .NET
2 46 (30.07%) HTML
3 40 (26.14%) ASP.NET
4 36 (23.53%) CSS
5 29 (18.95%) AngularJS
5 29 (18.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 27 (17.65%) XML
7 19 (12.42%) SOAP
8 16 (10.46%) KnockoutJS
9 15 (9.80%) jQuery
9 15 (9.80%) Web Services
10 14 (9.15%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (8.50%) WCF
12 12 (7.84%) RESTful
13 11 (7.19%) Spring
13 11 (7.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 9 (5.88%) Hibernate
15 7 (4.58%) JSP
15 7 (4.58%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.76%) Fintech
2 16 (10.46%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.31%) PKI
5 2 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.65%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.65%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.65%) iPhone
6 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.54%) Windows
2 8 (5.23%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.92%) Linux
4 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.65%) CentOS
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.65%) Unix
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (38.56%) MVC
2 51 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (30.07%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (18.30%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (16.99%) Scrum
6 24 (15.69%) Mentoring
6 24 (15.69%) TDD
7 16 (10.46%) ETL
8 15 (9.80%) Practice Management
9 12 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (7.84%) Visualisation
10 11 (7.19%) BDD
10 11 (7.19%) SDLC
10 11 (7.19%) Test Automation
10 11 (7.19%) Web Application Development
11 10 (6.54%) Analytics
11 10 (6.54%) Dependency Injection
11 10 (6.54%) ETL Development
11 10 (6.54%) Kanban
11 10 (6.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (51.63%) C#
2 72 (47.06%) SQL
3 43 (28.10%) JavaScript
4 35 (22.88%) T-SQL
5 30 (19.61%) Java
6 17 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 17 (11.11%) VB
7 12 (7.84%) VBA
8 9 (5.88%) Python
9 6 (3.92%) Ruby
10 4 (2.61%) C++
10 4 (2.61%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.61%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.61%) XPath
11 3 (1.96%) PHP
11 3 (1.96%) R
12 2 (1.31%) C
12 2 (1.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (1.31%) Java 8
12 2 (1.31%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (11.11%) Degree
2 8 (5.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.23%) SC Cleared
2 8 (5.23%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.96%) AWS Certification
3 3 (1.96%) MCSA
4 2 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.31%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (1.31%) CITP
4 2 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.31%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.31%) MCITP
4 2 (1.31%) MCSE
4 2 (1.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.27%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.61%) GDPR
3 3 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 9 (5.88%) Docker
2 5 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.27%) vSphere
3 2 (1.31%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.65%) HDFS
4 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (1.31%) HAProxy
1 2 (1.31%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (1.31%) Oracle ZFS
1 2 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.65%) Ansible
2 1 (0.65%) Kibana
2 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 45 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 25 (16.34%) Oracle
3 14 (9.15%) Tableau
4 7 (4.58%) Guidewire
5 5 (3.27%) Cognos
6 4 (2.61%) Teradata
6 4 (2.61%) VMware
7 3 (1.96%) Cisco
7 3 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.96%) Sybase
8 2 (1.31%) Actian
8 2 (1.31%) Blue Prism
8 2 (1.31%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.31%) Google
8 2 (1.31%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.31%) SAP
8 2 (1.31%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.65%) Mitel