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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 176 215 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 20.21% 17.30% 14.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 56.96% 55.41% 45.95%
Number of salaries quoted 154 179 155
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,450 £23,800 £29,850
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £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 309 388 370
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 35.48% 31.21% 31.30%
Number of salaries quoted 258 332 329
Median salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £29,051
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -1 111 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Newport +2 44 £42,500 - 1
Caerphilly - 9 £40,000 - 2
Torfaen +5 5 £45,269 +75.80%
Bridgend +8 4 £43,250 +21.83% 3
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 4 £39,135 - 1
Neath Port Talbot +7 2 £41,500 +18.57%
Vale of Glamorgan +4 2 £45,269 -9.46%
SQL Server
Wales

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 201 (63.41%) .NET
2 183 (57.73%) C#
3 162 (51.10%) ASP.NET
4 160 (50.47%) Agile Software Development
5 157 (49.53%) SQL
6 147 (46.37%) Microsoft
7 142 (44.79%) MVC
8 103 (32.49%) JavaScript
8 103 (32.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 101 (31.86%) HTML
10 92 (29.02%) TDD
11 90 (28.39%) MS Excel
12 87 (27.44%) CSS
13 85 (26.81%) Windows
14 82 (25.87%) T-SQL
15 73 (23.03%) Visual Studio
16 71 (22.40%) Scrum
17 69 (21.77%) ASP.NET Web API
18 66 (20.82%) SQL Server 2012
19 64 (20.19%) .NET Framework
20 60 (18.93%) jQuery
21 55 (17.35%) Unit Testing
22 54 (17.03%) Web Services
23 51 (16.09%) Java
24 50 (15.77%) Team Foundation Server
25 49 (15.46%) SQL Server 2008
26 48 (15.14%) BDD
26 48 (15.14%) XML
27 47 (14.83%) IIS
28 45 (14.20%) Finance

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 47 (14.83%) IIS
2 43 (13.56%) Tomcat
3 30 (9.46%) WebSphere
4 14 (4.42%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (3.15%) Apache
6 10 (3.15%) CMS
7 8 (2.52%) JBoss
7 8 (2.52%) Umbraco
8 6 (1.89%) ColdFusion
8 6 (1.89%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.95%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.63%) Documentum
12 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.63%) FileNet
12 2 (0.63%) SAS
13 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 90 (28.39%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.10%) MS Office
3 3 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.84%) Sage 200
2 9 (2.84%) Sage 50
3 2 (0.63%) Epicor Tropos
3 2 (0.63%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (5.68%) Office 365
3 16 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.84%) SaaS
5 4 (1.26%) IaaS
5 4 (1.26%) PaaS
6 2 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.63%) G Suite
7 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.32%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.31%) Firewall
2 12 (3.79%) DNS
3 10 (3.15%) LAN
4 9 (2.84%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.52%) VPN
5 8 (2.52%) WAN
6 6 (1.89%) SAN
7 5 (1.58%) HTTP
7 5 (1.58%) IPsec
7 5 (1.58%) SSL
7 5 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.26%) Ethernet
8 4 (1.26%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.26%) NAS
9 3 (0.95%) Broadband
9 3 (0.95%) VLAN
10 2 (0.63%) DHCP
10 2 (0.63%) MPLS
11 1 (0.32%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (20.82%) SQL Server 2012
2 49 (15.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (13.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 42 (13.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (7.57%) SQL Server 2014
5 24 (7.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 21 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (4.42%) MySQL
8 13 (4.10%) NoSQL
9 10 (3.15%) Big Data
9 10 (3.15%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.84%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.89%) MongoDB
13 5 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
15 3 (0.95%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.95%) OLAP
15 3 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.95%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 73 (23.03%) Visual Studio
2 50 (15.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (10.73%) Eclipse
4 31 (9.78%) Subversion
5 28 (8.83%) Maven
6 20 (6.31%) Git (software)
7 10 (3.15%) NUnit
8 9 (2.84%) Selenium
9 7 (2.21%) Artifactory
9 7 (2.21%) JUnit
9 7 (2.21%) MSTest
9 7 (2.21%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.89%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.89%) IntelliJ
10 6 (1.89%) NetBeans
10 6 (1.89%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.58%) Jenkins
12 4 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (0.95%) Spock
General
1 45 (14.20%) Finance
2 36 (11.36%) Advertising
3 17 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.10%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.15%) Marketing
6 7 (2.21%) Retail
7 5 (1.58%) Banking
8 3 (0.95%) Back Office
9 2 (0.63%) Legal
9 2 (0.63%) Welsh Language
10 1 (0.32%) Games
10 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 188 (59.31%) Developer
2 102 (32.18%) .NET Developer
3 41 (12.93%) Senior Developer
4 36 (11.36%) Software Developer
5 33 (10.41%) C# Developer
6 32 (10.09%) Software Engineer
7 28 (8.83%) SQL Developer
8 26 (8.20%) C# .NET Developer
9 23 (7.26%) Analyst
10 21 (6.62%) ASP.NET Developer
10 21 (6.62%) Senior .NET Developer
11 17 (5.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 15 (4.73%) .NET Software Developer
12 15 (4.73%) .NET Software Engineer
12 15 (4.73%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 15 (4.73%) IT Manager
13 13 (4.10%) C# Software Developer
13 13 (4.10%) C# Software Engineer
13 13 (4.10%) Java Engineer
13 13 (4.10%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (63.41%) .NET
2 162 (51.10%) ASP.NET
3 103 (32.49%) ASP.NET MVC
4 101 (31.86%) HTML
5 87 (27.44%) CSS
6 69 (21.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 64 (20.19%) .NET Framework
8 60 (18.93%) jQuery
9 54 (17.03%) Web Services
10 48 (15.14%) XML
11 44 (13.88%) REST
12 43 (13.56%) RESTful
13 40 (12.62%) Hibernate
13 40 (12.62%) Spring
13 40 (12.62%) WCF
14 39 (12.30%) SOAP
15 30 (9.46%) XSLT
16 28 (8.83%) EJB
16 28 (8.83%) Java SE
17 25 (7.89%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.73%) User Experience
2 24 (7.57%) Management Information System
3 21 (6.62%) Mainframe
4 20 (6.31%) NHS
5 16 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.47%) Fintech
7 5 (1.58%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.58%) Replication
8 4 (1.26%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.26%) Social Media
9 3 (0.95%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.95%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.63%) Clustering
10 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.63%) Raspberry Pi
11 1 (0.32%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.32%) EPoS
11 1 (0.32%) iPad
11 1 (0.32%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 85 (26.81%) Windows
2 29 (9.15%) Windows Server
3 23 (7.26%) Linux
4 18 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.21%) Unix
8 6 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.26%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.26%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.95%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.63%) Android
11 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.32%) CentOS
12 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (50.47%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (44.79%) MVC
3 92 (29.02%) TDD
4 71 (22.40%) Scrum
5 55 (17.35%) Unit Testing
6 48 (15.14%) BDD
7 45 (14.20%) Software Engineering
8 36 (11.36%) SDLC
9 32 (10.09%) OO
10 31 (9.78%) Continuous Deployment
11 30 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (8.52%) Customer Insight
12 27 (8.52%) Performance Optimisation
13 26 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (6.94%) Web Development
15 21 (6.62%) Coaching
15 21 (6.62%) Mentoring
16 20 (6.31%) Informatics
17 18 (5.68%) CRM
18 15 (4.73%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 183 (57.73%) C#
2 157 (49.53%) SQL
3 103 (32.49%) JavaScript
4 82 (25.87%) T-SQL
5 51 (16.09%) Java
6 25 (7.89%) VB.NET
7 11 (3.47%) PHP
8 8 (2.52%) VB
9 7 (2.21%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.89%) Python
10 6 (1.89%) Ruby
11 5 (1.58%) Perl
11 5 (1.58%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.26%) C
12 4 (1.26%) C++
12 4 (1.26%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.95%) ABAP
13 3 (0.95%) Groovy
13 3 (0.95%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 31 (9.78%) Degree
2 13 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.84%) MCSA
3 9 (2.84%) MCSE
4 6 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.63%) CCNA
5 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.63%) HND
6 1 (0.32%) CCNP
6 1 (0.32%) ISEB
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.32%) MCITP
6 1 (0.32%) MCP
6 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (7.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (1.89%) SLA
4 3 (0.95%) QA
5 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (9.78%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.05%) Hyper-V
3 13 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.52%) Docker
5 5 (1.58%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.26%) vSphere
7 2 (0.63%) vCloud
7 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (0.95%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.63%) vRealize
2 2 (0.63%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 147 (46.37%) Microsoft
2 36 (11.36%) Oracle
3 33 (10.41%) IBM
4 28 (8.83%) VMware
5 13 (4.10%) Cisco
6 11 (3.47%) SAP
7 10 (3.15%) Sage
8 9 (2.84%) Facebook
9 8 (2.52%) Sitecore
9 8 (2.52%) Xamarin
10 7 (2.21%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.89%) RedGate
12 5 (1.58%) Avaya
12 5 (1.58%) F5
12 5 (1.58%) Google
12 5 (1.58%) HP
12 5 (1.58%) Veeam
13 4 (1.26%) Dell
13 4 (1.26%) EqualLogic
14 3 (0.95%) hybris
Newport, Gwent
Cardiff DT
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hengoed, Mid Glamorgan
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Cardiff DT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus, pension, training
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Cardiff DT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Downing LLP
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum generous benefits and bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus generous package
Posted: 22 days ago
Bridgend, South Wales
SAS International Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago