Period
to 22 August 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 August 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 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 223 320 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 14.80% 14.13% 15.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.48% 50.63% 53.93%
Number of salaries quoted 214 291 334
South Wales median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £27,725 £22,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -

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 460 632 712
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 30.52% 27.92% 28.95%
Number of salaries quoted 417 572 617
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £39,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.63% +13.57% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £54,080 £52,500 £48,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -

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 August 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 August 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 0 139 £39,250 +12.14% 6
Newport +6 50 £39,000 -13.33% 2
Caerphilly +3 8 £36,750 -8.13% 1
Torfaen -1 7 £39,000 +41.82%
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 5 £33,000 -
Neath Port Talbot +1 3 £41,500 +2.47% 1
Monmouthshire - 3 £50,000 -
Vale of Glamorgan +6 2 £45,269 -9.46%
Bridgend -2 1 £36,500 -5.19%
Merthyr Tydfil - 1 £17,000 -
Gwent - 1 £50,000 - 1
Blaenau Gwent - 1 £24,000 -
SQL Server
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 143 (64.13%) .NET
2 126 (56.50%) C#
3 110 (49.33%) MVC
3 110 (49.33%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (46.19%) ASP.NET
5 100 (44.84%) Microsoft
6 88 (39.46%) SQL
7 80 (35.87%) JavaScript
8 61 (27.35%) Visual Studio
9 55 (24.66%) HTML
9 55 (24.66%) TDD
10 54 (24.22%) ASP.NET Web API
11 53 (23.77%) Web Services
12 49 (21.97%) .NET Framework
13 48 (21.52%) IIS
14 46 (20.63%) CSS
14 46 (20.63%) ASP.NET MVC
15 45 (20.18%) Scrum
16 42 (18.83%) Windows
17 41 (18.39%) Team Foundation Server
18 40 (17.94%) Software Engineering
19 38 (17.04%) SQL Server 2012
20 37 (16.59%) Test Automation
21 36 (16.14%) BDD
22 35 (15.70%) Subversion
23 34 (15.25%) Java
23 34 (15.25%) AngularJS
24 33 (14.80%) SDLC
24 33 (14.80%) jQuery
24 33 (14.80%) XML

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 48 (21.52%) IIS
2 28 (12.56%) Tomcat
3 27 (12.11%) WebSphere
4 17 (7.62%) CMS
5 10 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (4.48%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.69%) Umbraco
7 5 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.24%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.79%) JBoss
8 4 (1.79%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.90%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.90%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.45%) JCAPS
11 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.45%) SAS
11 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.45%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 21 (9.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.35%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.04%) Office 365
3 5 (2.24%) SaaS
4 3 (1.35%) PaaS
5 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.17%) SAN
2 9 (4.04%) Firewall
2 9 (4.04%) VPN
3 8 (3.59%) NAS
4 5 (2.24%) HTTP
4 5 (2.24%) Internet
4 5 (2.24%) LAN
4 5 (2.24%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.79%) DNS
5 4 (1.79%) WAN
6 3 (1.35%) H.323
6 3 (1.35%) VLAN
6 3 (1.35%) VoIP
7 2 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.90%) IPsec
7 2 (0.90%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.45%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.45%) Skype
8 1 (0.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.04%) SQL Server 2012
2 26 (11.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (11.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (11.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (7.62%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (7.62%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.93%) Hadoop
6 10 (4.48%) MongoDB
6 10 (4.48%) NoSQL
6 10 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (4.04%) MySQL
7 9 (4.04%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (3.59%) Big Data
8 8 (3.59%) MS Access
8 8 (3.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (2.69%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (2.69%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (2.24%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.24%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.79%) DTS
Development Applications
1 61 (27.35%) Visual Studio
2 41 (18.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (15.70%) Subversion
4 26 (11.66%) Eclipse
4 26 (11.66%) Maven
5 15 (6.73%) Git (software)
6 8 (3.59%) NUnit
7 6 (2.69%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.69%) JIRA
7 6 (2.69%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.24%) Selenium
8 5 (2.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.79%) Artifactory
9 4 (1.79%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.35%) IntelliJ
10 3 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.90%) Moq
11 2 (0.90%) NMock
11 2 (0.90%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.45%) MSTest
General
1 30 (13.45%) Finance
2 19 (8.52%) Manufacturing
3 10 (4.48%) Marketing
3 10 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.04%) Electronics
5 8 (3.59%) Advertising
6 6 (2.69%) Retail
7 3 (1.35%) Games
8 2 (0.90%) Banking
8 2 (0.90%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Law
9 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 113 (50.67%) Developer
2 63 (28.25%) .NET Developer
3 36 (16.14%) C# Developer
4 31 (13.90%) Software Engineer
5 28 (12.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 24 (10.76%) Software Developer
7 20 (8.97%) Senior Developer
8 16 (7.17%) C# Software Developer
8 16 (7.17%) SQL Developer
9 15 (6.73%) .NET Software Developer
9 15 (6.73%) .NET Software Engineer
9 15 (6.73%) Team Leader
10 14 (6.28%) Analyst
11 13 (5.83%) Administrator
11 13 (5.83%) C# Software Engineer
11 13 (5.83%) Java Engineer
11 13 (5.83%) Java Software Engineer
12 12 (5.38%) ASP.NET Developer
13 11 (4.93%) .NET Team Leader
13 11 (4.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (64.13%) .NET
2 103 (46.19%) ASP.NET
3 55 (24.66%) HTML
4 54 (24.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 53 (23.77%) Web Services
6 49 (21.97%) .NET Framework
7 46 (20.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 46 (20.63%) CSS
8 34 (15.25%) AngularJS
9 33 (14.80%) jQuery
9 33 (14.80%) XML
10 32 (14.35%) REST
10 32 (14.35%) SOAP
10 32 (14.35%) WCF
11 30 (13.45%) RESTful
12 26 (11.66%) EJB
12 26 (11.66%) Hibernate
12 26 (11.66%) Spring
13 25 (11.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 25 (11.21%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.56%) User Experience
2 20 (8.97%) Mainframe
3 19 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.59%) N-Tier
5 7 (3.14%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.14%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.69%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.24%) NHS
8 4 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.79%) Replication
9 3 (1.35%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.90%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.90%) Fintech
10 2 (0.90%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.45%) Clustering
11 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (18.83%) Windows
2 19 (8.52%) Linux
3 18 (8.07%) Windows Server
4 13 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (4.93%) Unix
7 5 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.90%) CentOS
8 2 (0.90%) Debian
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (49.33%) Agile Software Development
1 110 (49.33%) MVC
2 55 (24.66%) TDD
3 45 (20.18%) Scrum
4 40 (17.94%) Software Engineering
5 37 (16.59%) Test Automation
6 36 (16.14%) BDD
7 33 (14.80%) SDLC
8 31 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (13.90%) Unit Testing
8 31 (13.90%) Web Development
9 28 (12.56%) CRM
10 26 (11.66%) Continuous Deployment
10 26 (11.66%) ITIL
11 24 (10.76%) Customer Insight
11 24 (10.76%) Performance Optimisation
12 21 (9.42%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 16 (7.17%) Mentoring
14 15 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (5.38%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 126 (56.50%) C#
2 88 (39.46%) SQL
3 80 (35.87%) JavaScript
4 34 (15.25%) Java
5 31 (13.90%) T-SQL
6 18 (8.07%) VB.NET
7 7 (3.14%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.35%) C
8 3 (1.35%) PHP
8 3 (1.35%) VBA
9 2 (0.90%) C++
9 2 (0.90%) Groovy
9 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.90%) Python
9 2 (0.90%) VB
10 1 (0.45%) ABAP
10 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (5.83%) Degree
2 8 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.69%) MCSE
5 3 (1.35%) CCNA
5 3 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.35%) MCITP
5 3 (1.35%) MCSA
6 2 (0.90%) CCNP
6 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.45%) Avaya Certification
7 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 22 (9.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (4.93%) SLA
3 8 (3.59%) QA
4 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (6.73%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.04%) vSphere
4 8 (3.59%) Docker
4 8 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (1.79%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 100 (44.84%) Microsoft
2 30 (13.45%) Oracle
3 27 (12.11%) IBM
4 21 (9.42%) VMware
5 16 (7.17%) Cisco
6 15 (6.73%) SAP
6 15 (6.73%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.79%) Actian
7 4 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.79%) Splunk
8 3 (1.35%) Avaya
8 3 (1.35%) Citrix
8 3 (1.35%) Dell
8 3 (1.35%) HP
8 3 (1.35%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.90%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.90%) Meraki
9 2 (0.90%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (0.90%) Tableau
9 2 (0.90%) Veeam