Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 13 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 158 169 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 10.08% 12.39% 14.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.32% 44.95% 51.31%
Number of salaries quoted 147 162 290
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £36,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.44% +1.39% +2.86%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £54,700 £54,875 £48,750
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%

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 435 376 612
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 27.74% 27.57% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 356 354 556
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% +0.65% +9.29%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,900 £24,250
90th Percentile £61,875 £55,000 £52,500
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.39% +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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -7 109 £37,500 - 25
Newport +3 37 £47,500 +46.15% 9
Bridgend +1 6 £35,000 +14.75% 7
Caerphilly +1 3 £42,500 +18.06%
Vale of Glamorgan - 2 £40,000 -
Torfaen -5 1 £23,000 -41.03%
SQL Server
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 88 (55.70%) SQL
2 80 (50.63%) C#
3 68 (43.04%) .NET
4 51 (32.28%) JavaScript
4 51 (32.28%) HTML
5 49 (31.01%) MVC
6 47 (29.75%) Microsoft
6 47 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (29.11%) Microsoft Azure
8 45 (28.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 45 (28.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 43 (27.22%) T-SQL
9 43 (27.22%) Business Intelligence
10 40 (25.32%) Finance
11 37 (23.42%) CSS
12 36 (22.78%) XML
13 35 (22.15%) ASP.NET
14 28 (17.72%) Java
15 26 (16.46%) SOAP
15 26 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
16 24 (15.19%) SQL Server 2012
16 24 (15.19%) Problem-Solving
16 24 (15.19%) Scrum
16 24 (15.19%) jQuery
17 22 (13.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 22 (13.92%) ASP.NET MVC
18 21 (13.29%) SQL Server 2008
18 21 (13.29%) Visual Studio
18 21 (13.29%) Oracle
19 20 (12.66%) Data Warehouse

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 12 (7.59%) IIS
2 8 (5.06%) SAS
3 6 (3.80%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.53%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.90%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.90%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.90%) Appian
7 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.63%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (6.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (29.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.70%) Office 365
4 8 (5.06%) SaaS
5 6 (3.80%) PaaS
6 3 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.27%) Serverless
8 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.63%) GitHub
8 1 (0.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.80%) SAN
2 5 (3.16%) HTTP
2 5 (3.16%) HTTPS
2 5 (3.16%) VPN
3 4 (2.53%) Internet
4 3 (1.90%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (1.90%) Firewall
4 3 (1.90%) Hyperconnected
4 3 (1.90%) IPsec
4 3 (1.90%) NetScaler
4 3 (1.90%) VLAN
5 2 (1.27%) DHCP
5 2 (1.27%) DNS
5 2 (1.27%) NAS
5 2 (1.27%) SSL
6 1 (0.63%) Skype
6 1 (0.63%) SSH
6 1 (0.63%) VoIP
6 1 (0.63%) VSAN
6 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (28.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 45 (28.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 24 (15.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (13.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 21 (13.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (12.66%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (10.76%) SQL Server 2016
7 16 (10.13%) Power BI
8 11 (6.96%) Relational Database
9 7 (4.43%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (4.43%) MySQL
9 7 (4.43%) Redis
10 6 (3.80%) DB2
10 6 (3.80%) MongoDB
11 5 (3.16%) Big Data
11 5 (3.16%) Cosmos DB
11 5 (3.16%) NoSQL
11 5 (3.16%) PowerPivot
11 5 (3.16%) SAS EBI
11 5 (3.16%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (13.29%) Visual Studio
2 20 (12.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.43%) Liquibase
4 3 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.27%) JIRA
5 2 (1.27%) Selenium
5 2 (1.27%) Subversion
6 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.63%) Maven
6 1 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.63%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.63%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 40 (25.32%) Finance
2 7 (4.43%) Banking
2 7 (4.43%) Billing
2 7 (4.43%) Law
2 7 (4.43%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.53%) Legal
4 3 (1.90%) Advertising
4 3 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.27%) Marketing
5 2 (1.27%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 92 (58.23%) Developer
2 35 (22.15%) .NET Developer
3 34 (21.52%) SQL Developer
4 33 (20.89%) C# Developer
5 24 (15.19%) C# .NET Developer
6 19 (12.03%) Analyst
7 16 (10.13%) Senior Developer
7 16 (10.13%) Software Developer
8 11 (6.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 10 (6.33%) ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (6.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (6.33%) Senior C# Developer
10 9 (5.70%) SQL Server Developer
10 9 (5.70%) SSIS Developer
11 8 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (5.06%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (4.43%) Analyst Programmer
12 7 (4.43%) Programmer
12 7 (4.43%) Senior Analyst Programmer
12 7 (4.43%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (43.04%) .NET
2 51 (32.28%) HTML
3 37 (23.42%) CSS
4 36 (22.78%) XML
5 35 (22.15%) ASP.NET
6 26 (16.46%) SOAP
7 24 (15.19%) jQuery
8 22 (13.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (12.03%) AngularJS
10 18 (11.39%) Web Services
11 13 (8.23%) JSON
11 13 (8.23%) RESTful
12 12 (7.59%) KnockoutJS
13 11 (6.96%) WCF
14 10 (6.33%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (6.33%) Hibernate
14 10 (6.33%) Spring
15 9 (5.70%) Sass
16 8 (5.06%) .NET Framework
16 8 (5.06%) React
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.49%) Fintech
2 12 (7.59%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.53%) Replication
6 2 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.27%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.27%) User Experience
7 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.63%) CESG
7 1 (0.63%) Clustering
7 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.63%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.63%) iPhone
7 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.63%) PKI
7 1 (0.63%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.86%) Windows
2 11 (6.96%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.70%) Linux
4 7 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.90%) CentOS
5 3 (1.90%) Debian
5 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (31.01%) MVC
2 47 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (27.22%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (15.19%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (15.19%) Scrum
5 20 (12.66%) TDD
6 18 (11.39%) Mentoring
6 18 (11.39%) Visualisation
7 17 (10.76%) ETL
8 13 (8.23%) OO
9 12 (7.59%) Practice Management
10 11 (6.96%) Analytics
10 11 (6.96%) ETL Development
10 11 (6.96%) Microservices
11 10 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (6.33%) Test Automation
11 10 (6.33%) Unit Testing
12 9 (5.70%) Data Visualisation
12 9 (5.70%) SDLC
12 9 (5.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 88 (55.70%) SQL
2 80 (50.63%) C#
3 51 (32.28%) JavaScript
4 43 (27.22%) T-SQL
5 28 (17.72%) Java
6 17 (10.76%) VB
7 14 (8.86%) PowerShell
8 12 (7.59%) VBA
9 5 (3.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 5 (3.16%) XPath
10 3 (1.90%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.27%) C
11 2 (1.27%) Python
11 2 (1.27%) R
11 2 (1.27%) Ruby
11 2 (1.27%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.63%) C++
12 1 (0.63%) ES6
12 1 (0.63%) Go
12 1 (0.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (9.49%) Degree
2 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.16%) MCSA
3 5 (3.16%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.16%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.27%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.27%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (1.27%) CITP
4 2 (1.27%) MCITP
4 2 (1.27%) MCSE
4 2 (1.27%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.16%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (5.06%) Docker
2 6 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.27%) vSphere
6 1 (0.63%) HDFS
6 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) HAProxy
1 2 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.63%) Kibana
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 47 (29.75%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.29%) Oracle
3 16 (10.13%) Tableau
4 7 (4.43%) Guidewire
4 7 (4.43%) VMware
5 6 (3.80%) Cisco
6 5 (3.16%) Google
6 5 (3.16%) IBM
7 4 (2.53%) Citrix
7 4 (2.53%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.90%) Cognos
8 3 (1.90%) EMC
8 3 (1.90%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (1.90%) Sybase
9 2 (1.27%) Blue Prism
9 2 (1.27%) SAP
10 1 (0.63%) HP
10 1 (0.63%) Mitel
10 1 (0.63%) NetApp