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 3 months to 27 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 128 184 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 16.56% 16.07% 15.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.61% 56.62% 50.84%
Number of salaries quoted 120 163 150
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,050 £23,200 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £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 South Wales with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 248 325 356
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 32.08% 28.38% 30.40%
Number of salaries quoted 217 285 306
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,000 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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 3 months to 27 May 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 3 months to 27 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -5 76 £40,000 +8.10% 12
Newport +8 31 £41,500 -7.77% 1
Caerphilly - 7 £37,500 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 5 £33,000 -
Torfaen +3 3 £45,269 +64.61% 1
Vale of Glamorgan +5 2 £45,269 -9.46%
Neath Port Talbot +7 1 £21,500 -44.15%
Bridgend +2 1 £36,500 -5.19%
Monmouthshire - 1 £31,500 -
Blaenau Gwent - 1 £24,000 -
SQL Server
Wales

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 179 (63.93%) .NET
2 165 (58.93%) C#
3 139 (49.64%) ASP.NET
4 138 (49.29%) Agile Software Development
5 135 (48.21%) SQL
6 129 (46.07%) Microsoft
7 127 (45.36%) MVC
8 86 (30.71%) JavaScript
9 82 (29.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 80 (28.57%) HTML
11 75 (26.79%) Visual Studio
12 74 (26.43%) TDD
12 74 (26.43%) ASP.NET Web API
13 72 (25.71%) Windows
14 66 (23.57%) Scrum
14 66 (23.57%) SQL Server 2012
15 65 (23.21%) CSS
16 57 (20.36%) Web Services
17 55 (19.64%) T-SQL
18 50 (17.86%) .NET Framework
19 49 (17.50%) Software Engineering
20 48 (17.14%) BDD
21 46 (16.43%) Team Foundation Server
22 45 (16.07%) Unit Testing
23 44 (15.71%) Test Automation
24 43 (15.36%) IIS
25 42 (15.00%) jQuery
26 41 (14.64%) RESTful
26 41 (14.64%) Oracle
26 41 (14.64%) Java

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 43 (15.36%) IIS
2 31 (11.07%) Tomcat
3 29 (10.36%) WebSphere
4 13 (4.64%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (4.29%) CMS
6 9 (3.21%) SharePoint
6 9 (3.21%) Umbraco
7 7 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (2.14%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.71%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.71%) Documentum
11 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.71%) FileNet
12 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.36%) JCAPS
12 1 (0.36%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 13 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.21%) Sage 200
2 9 (3.21%) Sage 50
3 3 (1.07%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.36%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (6.79%) Office 365
3 16 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.14%) SaaS
5 5 (1.79%) IaaS
5 5 (1.79%) PaaS
6 2 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.71%) G Suite
7 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.36%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.64%) Firewall
2 7 (2.50%) DNS
3 6 (2.14%) LAN
3 6 (2.14%) SAN
3 6 (2.14%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.14%) VPN
4 4 (1.43%) Broadband
4 4 (1.43%) HTTP
4 4 (1.43%) IPsec
4 4 (1.43%) NAS
4 4 (1.43%) SSL
4 4 (1.43%) WAN
5 3 (1.07%) iSCSI
5 3 (1.07%) VLAN
6 2 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (23.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 40 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (13.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (12.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (9.29%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (8.21%) SQL Server 2014
7 20 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (6.07%) Relational Database
9 14 (5.00%) Big Data
10 12 (4.29%) SQL Server 2016
11 11 (3.93%) NoSQL
12 10 (3.57%) MySQL
13 8 (2.86%) Hadoop
13 8 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (2.14%) MongoDB
14 6 (2.14%) RDBMS
15 5 (1.79%) Oracle Database
15 5 (1.79%) Power BI
16 4 (1.43%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 75 (26.79%) Visual Studio
2 46 (16.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (13.57%) Subversion
4 29 (10.36%) Eclipse
5 28 (10.00%) Maven
6 22 (7.86%) Git (software)
7 11 (3.93%) NUnit
8 9 (3.21%) Cucumber
8 9 (3.21%) Selenium
9 7 (2.50%) Artifactory
9 7 (2.50%) SpecFlow
10 6 (2.14%) IntelliJ
10 6 (2.14%) MSTest
11 4 (1.43%) Jenkins
11 4 (1.43%) JIRA
11 4 (1.43%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.07%) Moq
12 3 (1.07%) Rhino Mocks
12 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.71%) MbUnit
General
1 39 (13.93%) Finance
2 26 (9.29%) Advertising
3 14 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 13 (4.64%) Marketing
5 11 (3.93%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.57%) Retail
7 3 (1.07%) Legal
8 2 (0.71%) Back Office
8 2 (0.71%) Banking
8 2 (0.71%) Electronics
8 2 (0.71%) Welsh Language
9 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 162 (57.86%) Developer
2 93 (33.21%) .NET Developer
3 35 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 34 (12.14%) Senior Developer
5 32 (11.43%) Software Engineer
6 30 (10.71%) Software Developer
7 28 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 25 (8.93%) SQL Developer
9 20 (7.14%) Analyst
10 17 (6.07%) C# Software Developer
10 17 (6.07%) Senior .NET Developer
11 16 (5.71%) ASP.NET Developer
12 15 (5.36%) .NET Software Engineer
12 15 (5.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 13 (4.64%) C# Software Engineer
14 12 (4.29%) .NET Software Developer
14 12 (4.29%) Java Engineer
14 12 (4.29%) Java Software Engineer
14 12 (4.29%) Team Leader
15 11 (3.93%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (63.93%) .NET
2 139 (49.64%) ASP.NET
3 82 (29.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 80 (28.57%) HTML
5 74 (26.43%) ASP.NET Web API
6 65 (23.21%) CSS
7 57 (20.36%) Web Services
8 50 (17.86%) .NET Framework
9 42 (15.00%) jQuery
10 41 (14.64%) RESTful
11 38 (13.57%) REST
11 38 (13.57%) XML
12 33 (11.79%) Hibernate
12 33 (11.79%) SOAP
12 33 (11.79%) Spring
13 30 (10.71%) WCF
14 28 (10.00%) EJB
14 28 (10.00%) Java SE
15 24 (8.57%) AngularJS
16 22 (7.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.07%) User Experience
2 21 (7.50%) Mainframe
3 19 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.64%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (4.29%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.86%) Fintech
7 7 (2.50%) NHS
8 5 (1.79%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.79%) Replication
9 3 (1.07%) Clustering
9 3 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.71%) Raspberry Pi
11 1 (0.36%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.36%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.36%) EPoS
11 1 (0.36%) iPad
11 1 (0.36%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 72 (25.71%) Windows
2 23 (8.21%) Windows Server
3 17 (6.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (5.71%) Linux
5 12 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.57%) Unix
6 10 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.07%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.07%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.07%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.36%) Android
8 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (49.29%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (45.36%) MVC
3 74 (26.43%) TDD
4 66 (23.57%) Scrum
5 49 (17.50%) Software Engineering
6 48 (17.14%) BDD
7 45 (16.07%) Unit Testing
8 44 (15.71%) Test Automation
9 38 (13.57%) SDLC
10 36 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
11 31 (11.07%) Continuous Deployment
12 29 (10.36%) Web Development
13 28 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (9.64%) Customer Insight
14 27 (9.64%) Performance Optimisation
15 22 (7.86%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 20 (7.14%) Mentoring
17 18 (6.43%) CRM
18 17 (6.07%) OO
19 14 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 165 (58.93%) C#
2 135 (48.21%) SQL
3 86 (30.71%) JavaScript
4 55 (19.64%) T-SQL
5 41 (14.64%) Java
6 23 (8.21%) VB.NET
7 8 (2.86%) VB
8 5 (1.79%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.43%) C++
10 3 (1.07%) C
10 3 (1.07%) PHP
10 3 (1.07%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.71%) Python
11 2 (0.71%) Ruby
12 1 (0.36%) ABAP
12 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.36%) Perl
12 1 (0.36%) VB6
12 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (10.71%) Degree
2 12 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.21%) MCSA
3 9 (3.21%) MCSE
4 8 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.07%) CCNA
6 3 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.71%) CCNP
7 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.36%) HND
8 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.36%) MCITP
8 1 (0.36%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (8.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 9 (3.21%) QA
4 6 (2.14%) SLA
5 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (8.21%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 13 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.93%) Docker
5 6 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.71%) vCloud
7 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (1.07%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (0.71%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.71%) vRealize
3 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 129 (46.07%) Microsoft
2 41 (14.64%) Oracle
3 31 (11.07%) IBM
4 23 (8.21%) VMware
5 11 (3.93%) Cisco
5 11 (3.93%) Sitecore
6 10 (3.57%) Sage
7 9 (3.21%) Facebook
8 8 (2.86%) SAP
9 5 (1.79%) Dell
9 5 (1.79%) Google
9 5 (1.79%) HP
9 5 (1.79%) Veeam
9 5 (1.79%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.43%) EqualLogic
10 4 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.43%) Sybase
11 3 (1.07%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.07%) Tableau
12 2 (0.71%) Meraki
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £48000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Webrecruit
Salary: £Competitive DOE
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Beneifts
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Resource Group
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: To £55K
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Resource Group
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Robert Half
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Y3S Group
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus generous package
Posted: 7 days ago