Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 10 10
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 166 316 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 12.15% 14.25% 16.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.50% 51.63% 55.56%
Number of salaries quoted 159 291 351
South Wales median annual salary £36,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.39% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £54,000 £48,750 £45,000
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -

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 373 612 729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 27.31% 27.59% 29.38%
Number of salaries quoted 351 556 621
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Wales median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% -

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 0 108 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Newport +2 37 £32,250 -28.33%
Torfaen 0 7 £39,000 +41.82%
Caerphilly 0 4 £36,000 -10.00%
Monmouthshire - 3 £50,000 -
Bridgend +3 1 £36,500 -0.68% 1
Merthyr Tydfil +1 1 £17,000 -15.00%
Gwent - 1 £50,000 -
Blaenau Gwent - 1 £24,000 -
SQL Server
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 97 (58.43%) .NET
2 83 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 82 (49.40%) C#
4 71 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (41.57%) MVC
6 61 (36.75%) ASP.NET
7 58 (34.94%) JavaScript
8 56 (33.73%) SQL
9 40 (24.10%) Scrum
10 37 (22.29%) HTML
10 37 (22.29%) Windows
11 34 (20.48%) CSS
12 31 (18.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 31 (18.67%) AngularJS
13 30 (18.07%) Finance
13 30 (18.07%) WCF
14 29 (17.47%) Oracle
14 29 (17.47%) ITIL
15 27 (16.27%) Business Intelligence
16 26 (15.66%) Visual Studio
16 26 (15.66%) .NET Framework
17 24 (14.46%) Web Development
17 24 (14.46%) CRM
17 24 (14.46%) SDLC
18 23 (13.86%) Microsoft Azure
19 21 (12.65%) jQuery
19 21 (12.65%) TDD
20 20 (12.05%) SQL Server 2008
20 20 (12.05%) ASP.NET Web API
21 19 (11.45%) Windows Server

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 18 (10.84%) IIS
2 17 (10.24%) CMS
3 10 (6.02%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (4.22%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (4.22%) Umbraco
5 6 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (3.61%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.41%) JBoss
7 3 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.81%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.81%) Sitefinity
7 3 (1.81%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.81%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.20%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.60%) JCAPS
9 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.60%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 17 (10.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.61%) SaaS
3 5 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.01%) Office 365
4 4 (2.41%) PaaS
5 3 (1.81%) IaaS
6 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.84%) SAN
2 9 (5.42%) NAS
2 9 (5.42%) VPN
3 7 (4.22%) Firewall
3 7 (4.22%) Internet
4 6 (3.61%) LAN
4 6 (3.61%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.61%) WAN
5 5 (3.01%) HTTP
6 4 (2.41%) DNS
6 4 (2.41%) Hyperconnected
7 3 (1.81%) H.323
7 3 (1.81%) Skype
7 3 (1.81%) SMS
7 3 (1.81%) VoIP
7 3 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.20%) IPsec
8 2 (1.20%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (8.43%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (7.83%) MongoDB
3 13 (7.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (7.23%) Relational Database
5 11 (6.63%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (6.02%) MySQL
7 9 (5.42%) NoSQL
7 9 (5.42%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (4.22%) Hadoop
8 7 (4.22%) Ingres
8 7 (4.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (4.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (3.61%) MS Access
9 6 (3.61%) Oracle Exadata
10 5 (3.01%) Big Data
10 5 (3.01%) Couchbase
11 4 (2.41%) Data Mining
11 4 (2.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 31 (18.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (15.66%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.82%) Subversion
4 6 (3.61%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.61%) JIRA
5 5 (3.01%) Selenium
6 4 (2.41%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.41%) NUnit
6 4 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (2.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (2.41%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.20%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.20%) Moq
7 2 (1.20%) NMock
8 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.60%) Maven
8 1 (0.60%) MSTest
8 1 (0.60%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (18.07%) Finance
2 15 (9.04%) Manufacturing
3 9 (5.42%) Electronics
3 9 (5.42%) Marketing
3 9 (5.42%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.01%) Retail
5 3 (1.81%) Advertising
5 3 (1.81%) Games
5 3 (1.81%) Law
6 2 (1.20%) Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (52.41%) Developer
2 54 (32.53%) .NET Developer
3 33 (19.88%) C# Developer
4 27 (16.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (9.64%) Software Developer
6 15 (9.04%) .NET Software Developer
7 14 (8.43%) C# Software Developer
7 14 (8.43%) Senior Developer
8 13 (7.83%) Support Engineer
9 12 (7.23%) SQL Developer
10 11 (6.63%) Analyst
10 11 (6.63%) ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (6.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (6.63%) Team Leader
11 9 (5.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 9 (5.42%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (5.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (5.42%) Administrator
11 9 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (4.82%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (58.43%) .NET
2 61 (36.75%) ASP.NET
3 37 (22.29%) HTML
4 34 (20.48%) CSS
5 31 (18.67%) AngularJS
6 30 (18.07%) WCF
7 26 (15.66%) .NET Framework
8 21 (12.65%) jQuery
9 20 (12.05%) ASP.NET Web API
10 18 (10.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 18 (10.84%) Web Services
11 15 (9.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (8.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 14 (8.43%) WinForms
12 14 (8.43%) XML
13 12 (7.23%) HTML5
14 10 (6.02%) Entity Framework
14 10 (6.02%) WPF
15 8 (4.82%) React
16 6 (3.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.22%) Client/Server
2 7 (4.22%) N-Tier
3 6 (3.61%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.61%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.41%) NHS
4 4 (2.41%) User Experience
5 3 (1.81%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.20%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.20%) Replication
7 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.29%) Windows
2 19 (11.45%) Windows Server
3 18 (10.84%) Linux
4 13 (7.83%) Unix
5 12 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.20%) CentOS
7 2 (1.20%) Debian
8 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (41.57%) MVC
3 40 (24.10%) Scrum
4 29 (17.47%) ITIL
5 27 (16.27%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (14.46%) CRM
6 24 (14.46%) SDLC
6 24 (14.46%) Web Development
7 21 (12.65%) TDD
8 13 (7.83%) Problem Management
9 12 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (7.23%) Mentoring
10 11 (6.63%) Coaching
10 11 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (6.63%) E-Commerce
11 10 (6.02%) ETL
11 10 (6.02%) Project Management
11 10 (6.02%) Software Engineering
12 9 (5.42%) Digital Marketing
12 9 (5.42%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 82 (49.40%) C#
2 58 (34.94%) JavaScript
3 56 (33.73%) SQL
4 15 (9.04%) T-SQL
5 14 (8.43%) VB.NET
6 9 (5.42%) Java
7 7 (4.22%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.81%) C++
8 3 (1.81%) PHP
8 3 (1.81%) VBA
9 2 (1.20%) Groovy
9 2 (1.20%) VB
10 1 (0.60%) ABAP
10 1 (0.60%) C
10 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.60%) Python
10 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (5.42%) Degree
2 4 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.81%) MCITP
3 3 (1.81%) MCSE
4 1 (0.60%) Avaya Certification
4 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.64%) SLA
2 10 (6.02%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (9.04%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.82%) vSphere
3 7 (4.22%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.61%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (3.01%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 83 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (17.47%) Oracle
3 14 (8.43%) Sitecore
3 14 (8.43%) VMware
4 12 (7.23%) Cisco
5 11 (6.63%) SAP
6 7 (4.22%) Actian
7 6 (3.61%) Splunk
8 4 (2.41%) Xamarin
9 3 (1.81%) Avaya
9 3 (1.81%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.81%) Informatica
9 3 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.20%) Citrix
10 2 (1.20%) EMC
10 2 (1.20%) IBM
10 2 (1.20%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.20%) Teradata
11 1 (0.60%) Talend