Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 9 7
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 144 282 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 11.00% 17.83% 16.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.45% 53.92% 57.04%
Number of salaries quoted 133 260 331
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £27,550 £26,700 £21,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £50,025 £47,500
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -2.78%

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 356 523 675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 27.20% 33.06% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 323 446 585
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,550 £25,625 £22,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,625 £50,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 90 £42,500 +14.86% 22
Newport -2 37 £43,750 +9.38% 8
Bridgend 0 7 £35,000 -4.11% 1
Torfaen +6 4 £28,500 -37.04%
Rhondda Cynon Taff -2 2 £33,750 +2.27%
Vale of Glamorgan -3 1 £35,000 -22.68% 5
SQL Server
Wales

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 81 (56.25%) C#
2 78 (54.17%) .NET
3 69 (47.92%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (45.14%) MVC
5 57 (39.58%) ASP.NET
6 54 (37.50%) SQL
7 50 (34.72%) Microsoft
8 47 (32.64%) JavaScript
9 42 (29.17%) HTML
9 42 (29.17%) Scrum
10 40 (27.78%) Finance
10 40 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 39 (27.08%) CSS
12 38 (26.39%) AngularJS
13 33 (22.92%) Business Intelligence
14 31 (21.53%) TDD
14 31 (21.53%) Microsoft Azure
15 26 (18.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 24 (16.67%) Oracle
16 24 (16.67%) Visual Studio
16 24 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
16 24 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
16 24 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
17 23 (15.97%) T-SQL
18 22 (15.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 22 (15.28%) Mentoring
19 21 (14.58%) Greenfield Project
20 20 (13.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 18 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
21 18 (12.50%) Kanban

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 7 (4.86%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.17%) CMS
2 6 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.47%) IIS
3 5 (3.47%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.47%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.39%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.39%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.69%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.69%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.69%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.69%) Mule
5 1 (0.69%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.69%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 31 (21.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.08%) PaaS
4 2 (1.39%) IaaS
4 2 (1.39%) SaaS
5 1 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.72%) Hyperconnected
1 14 (9.72%) Internet
2 5 (3.47%) Firewall
3 4 (2.78%) SAN
4 2 (1.39%) NAS
4 2 (1.39%) VPN
4 2 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.69%) DNS
5 1 (0.69%) HTTP
5 1 (0.69%) Network Security
5 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 22 (15.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (11.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (11.81%) SQL Server 2016
3 17 (11.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 14 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (7.64%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (7.64%) Relational Database
6 10 (6.94%) Power BI
6 10 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (6.25%) MySQL
8 8 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (4.86%) MongoDB
10 6 (4.17%) NoSQL
10 6 (4.17%) Oracle Database
11 5 (3.47%) RDBMS
12 3 (2.08%) Biml
12 3 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (2.08%) GIS
12 3 (2.08%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 24 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 16 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.86%) Selenium
4 4 (2.78%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.08%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.08%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.39%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.39%) JIRA
6 2 (1.39%) Liquibase
6 2 (1.39%) MbUnit
6 2 (1.39%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.39%) MSTest
6 2 (1.39%) NUnit
6 2 (1.39%) SonarQube
6 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.39%) Subversion
7 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.69%) Maven
7 1 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (27.78%) Finance
2 9 (6.25%) Advertising
3 8 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.47%) Marketing
6 4 (2.78%) Electronics
7 3 (2.08%) Law
8 2 (1.39%) Banking
8 2 (1.39%) Billing
8 2 (1.39%) Legal
8 2 (1.39%) Local Government
8 2 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 97 (67.36%) Developer
2 49 (34.03%) .NET Developer
3 41 (28.47%) C# Developer
4 33 (22.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 24 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 18 (12.50%) Senior Developer
7 16 (11.11%) SQL Developer
8 15 (10.42%) Software Developer
9 11 (7.64%) Senior C# Developer
10 10 (6.94%) Consultant
10 10 (6.94%) SSIS Developer
11 9 (6.25%) Analyst
11 9 (6.25%) DBA
11 9 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
12 8 (5.56%) Senior C# .NET Developer
13 7 (4.86%) SQL DBA
14 6 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 5 (3.47%) Database Architect
15 5 (3.47%) Senior SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (54.17%) .NET
2 57 (39.58%) ASP.NET
3 42 (29.17%) HTML
4 40 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 39 (27.08%) CSS
6 38 (26.39%) AngularJS
7 24 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 20 (13.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 18 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
10 15 (10.42%) RESTful
11 14 (9.72%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 13 (9.03%) jQuery
13 12 (8.33%) WCF
13 12 (8.33%) XML
14 9 (6.25%) SOAP
14 9 (6.25%) Web Services
15 7 (4.86%) REST
16 6 (4.17%) JSON
16 6 (4.17%) Spring
17 5 (3.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.58%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (12.50%) Fintech
3 8 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.78%) NHS
5 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.39%) PKI
5 2 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.39%) Xbox
6 1 (0.69%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.69%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.94%) Windows
2 7 (4.86%) Linux
2 7 (4.86%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.47%) Unix
4 4 (2.78%) Solaris
5 1 (0.69%) CentOS
5 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (47.92%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (45.14%) MVC
3 42 (29.17%) Scrum
4 33 (22.92%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (21.53%) TDD
6 24 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (15.28%) Mentoring
8 18 (12.50%) Kanban
9 16 (11.11%) BDD
9 16 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (10.42%) Web Application Development
11 14 (9.72%) Dependency Injection
12 13 (9.03%) Test Automation
13 11 (7.64%) ETL
13 11 (7.64%) SDLC
14 10 (6.94%) Waterfall
15 9 (6.25%) DevOps
16 8 (5.56%) ETL Development
16 8 (5.56%) Information Management
17 7 (4.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 81 (56.25%) C#
2 54 (37.50%) SQL
3 47 (32.64%) JavaScript
4 23 (15.97%) T-SQL
5 18 (12.50%) Java
6 13 (9.03%) VB.NET
7 10 (6.94%) Python
8 8 (5.56%) PowerShell
9 7 (4.86%) VB
10 6 (4.17%) Ruby
10 6 (4.17%) VBA
11 5 (3.47%) C++
11 5 (3.47%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.78%) Perl
13 3 (2.08%) PHP
13 3 (2.08%) R
13 3 (2.08%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.39%) Java 8
15 1 (0.69%) C-shell
15 1 (0.69%) Julia
Qualifications
1 8 (5.56%) Degree
2 7 (4.86%) SC Cleared
2 7 (4.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.39%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.39%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.69%) CCNA
5 1 (0.69%) CCNP
5 1 (0.69%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.69%) CITP
5 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.69%) HND
5 1 (0.69%) MCSA
5 1 (0.69%) MCSE
5 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.69%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.56%) QA
2 7 (4.86%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.47%) GDPR
4 2 (1.39%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.69%) PMO
5 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.78%) Docker
2 3 (2.08%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.08%) vSphere
3 2 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (1.39%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (0.69%) Ansible
2 1 (0.69%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (34.72%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.67%) Oracle
3 7 (4.86%) Tableau
4 5 (3.47%) SAP
4 5 (3.47%) Sitecore
4 5 (3.47%) Sybase
4 5 (3.47%) Teradata
5 4 (2.78%) Cognos
6 2 (1.39%) Actian
6 2 (1.39%) Blue Prism
6 2 (1.39%) Cisco
6 2 (1.39%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.39%) Coverity
6 2 (1.39%) Guidewire
6 2 (1.39%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.39%) VMware
7 1 (0.69%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.69%) Mapinfo
7 1 (0.69%) Meraki
7 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com