Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 173 160 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 11.29% 11.90% 15.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.59% 41.45% 49.92%
Number of salaries quoted 148 143 281
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,400 £24,250
90th Percentile £55,475 £55,000 £50,000
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.60% +10.00% -

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 388 386 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 25.31% 28.70% 30.47%
Number of salaries quoted 320 356 525
South Wales median annual salary £42,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,950 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £59,000 £55,000 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,250 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% -1.28% +11.43%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 -2 118 £35,500 -6.58% 37
Newport +10 41 £42,500 +18.06% 11
Bridgend -5 5 £35,250 -2.08% 2
Caerphilly - 2 £45,000 -
Vale of Glamorgan - 2 - -
SQL Server
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 96 (55.49%) SQL
2 94 (54.34%) C#
3 91 (52.60%) .NET
4 82 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (39.88%) Microsoft
6 65 (37.57%) JavaScript
7 60 (34.68%) HTML
8 58 (33.53%) Finance
9 56 (32.37%) XML
10 51 (29.48%) Microsoft Azure
11 43 (24.86%) ASP.NET
11 43 (24.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 39 (22.54%) CSS
13 37 (21.39%) MVC
14 33 (19.08%) T-SQL
15 32 (18.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 29 (16.76%) Business Intelligence
16 29 (16.76%) Mentoring
17 28 (16.18%) jQuery
18 27 (15.61%) Scrum
18 27 (15.61%) Amazon AWS
19 26 (15.03%) SOAP
20 25 (14.45%) Team Foundation Server
21 24 (13.87%) Advertising
22 22 (12.72%) Fintech
22 22 (12.72%) Self-Motivation
23 21 (12.14%) HTML5
23 21 (12.14%) Data Warehouse
24 20 (11.56%) Web Development
25 19 (10.98%) AngularJS

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 15 (8.67%) IIS
2 10 (5.78%) SAS
3 7 (4.05%) Appian
3 7 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (4.05%) WordPress
4 5 (2.89%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.89%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.31%) Apache
5 4 (2.31%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.16%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.16%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.58%) Confluence
7 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.58%) nginx
7 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.58%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 51 (29.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (15.61%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.78%) Office 365
3 10 (5.78%) SaaS
4 6 (3.47%) PaaS
5 4 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.16%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.58%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.20%) SSL
2 6 (3.47%) HTTP
2 6 (3.47%) HTTPS
2 6 (3.47%) SAN
3 5 (2.89%) VPN
4 3 (1.73%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (1.73%) DNS
4 3 (1.73%) Firewall
4 3 (1.73%) IPsec
4 3 (1.73%) NetScaler
4 3 (1.73%) VLAN
5 2 (1.16%) DHCP
5 2 (1.16%) Internet
5 2 (1.16%) NAS
6 1 (0.58%) Hyperconnected
6 1 (0.58%) IPv4
6 1 (0.58%) IPv6
6 1 (0.58%) SSH
6 1 (0.58%) VSAN
6 1 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (24.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 32 (18.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (12.14%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (9.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (8.67%) MySQL
6 13 (7.51%) NoSQL
6 13 (7.51%) Power BI
6 13 (7.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (6.94%) Relational Database
8 11 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (6.36%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (5.20%) MongoDB
10 7 (4.05%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (4.05%) DB2
11 6 (3.47%) Cosmos DB
11 6 (3.47%) PowerPivot
11 6 (3.47%) SAS EBI
12 5 (2.89%) RDBMS
13 4 (2.31%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 25 (14.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (5.78%) Visual Studio
3 7 (4.05%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.89%) Selenium
5 4 (2.31%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.31%) Liquibase
6 3 (1.73%) JIRA
6 3 (1.73%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.16%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.16%) Grunt
7 2 (1.16%) Hudson
7 2 (1.16%) MbUnit
7 2 (1.16%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.16%) MSTest
7 2 (1.16%) NUnit
7 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.16%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.58%) SoapUI
General
1 58 (33.53%) Finance
2 24 (13.87%) Advertising
3 11 (6.36%) Marketing
4 6 (3.47%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.31%) Banking
5 4 (2.31%) Legal
5 4 (2.31%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.73%) Billing
6 3 (1.73%) Law
6 3 (1.73%) Retail
6 3 (1.73%) Welsh Language
7 2 (1.16%) Electronics
7 2 (1.16%) Games
7 2 (1.16%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 85 (49.13%) Developer
2 29 (16.76%) .NET Developer
3 27 (15.61%) C# Developer
4 21 (12.14%) SQL Developer
5 18 (10.40%) C# .NET Developer
5 18 (10.40%) Software Developer
6 17 (9.83%) Analyst
7 16 (9.25%) Architect
7 16 (9.25%) Web Developer
8 14 (8.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 12 (6.94%) SQL Server Developer
10 11 (6.36%) Senior Developer
10 11 (6.36%) SQL BI Developer
11 10 (5.78%) Automation Architect
11 10 (5.78%) Software Engineer
12 9 (5.20%) DBA
12 9 (5.20%) SQL DBA
13 8 (4.62%) Azure Developer
13 8 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (4.62%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (52.60%) .NET
2 60 (34.68%) HTML
3 56 (32.37%) XML
4 43 (24.86%) ASP.NET
5 39 (22.54%) CSS
6 28 (16.18%) jQuery
7 26 (15.03%) SOAP
8 21 (12.14%) HTML5
9 19 (10.98%) AngularJS
10 18 (10.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (9.25%) JSON
12 14 (8.09%) RESTful
13 13 (7.51%) Sass
13 13 (7.51%) XSLT
14 11 (6.36%) Ajax
14 11 (6.36%) Web Services
15 9 (5.20%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (5.20%) CSS3
15 9 (5.20%) React
15 9 (5.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.72%) Fintech
1 22 (12.72%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (7.51%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (5.78%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.62%) Digital Media
5 6 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.89%) User Experience
7 4 (2.31%) Replication
7 4 (2.31%) Robotics
8 3 (1.73%) NHS
9 2 (1.16%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.58%) CESG
10 1 (0.58%) Clustering
10 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.25%) Windows
2 12 (6.94%) Linux
3 11 (6.36%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.73%) CentOS
5 3 (1.73%) Debian
5 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.16%) Unix
7 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (21.39%) MVC
3 29 (16.76%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (16.76%) Mentoring
4 27 (15.61%) Scrum
5 20 (11.56%) Web Development
6 18 (10.40%) Decision-Making
6 18 (10.40%) TDD
7 16 (9.25%) DevOps
8 15 (8.67%) OO
9 14 (8.09%) ETL
9 14 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (7.51%) Process Improvement
10 13 (7.51%) Project Management
10 13 (7.51%) Software Engineering
11 12 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (6.94%) Technical Leadership
11 12 (6.94%) Visualisation
11 12 (6.94%) Waterfall
12 11 (6.36%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 96 (55.49%) SQL
2 94 (54.34%) C#
3 65 (37.57%) JavaScript
4 33 (19.08%) T-SQL
5 15 (8.67%) Java
6 13 (7.51%) PHP
7 11 (6.36%) TypeScript
7 11 (6.36%) VBA
8 7 (4.05%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.05%) VB
9 6 (3.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 6 (3.47%) Python
10 5 (2.89%) C++
11 3 (1.73%) Delphi
11 3 (1.73%) Ruby
11 3 (1.73%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.73%) XPath
12 2 (1.16%) CFML
12 2 (1.16%) Go
12 2 (1.16%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (9.83%) Degree
2 7 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.73%) MCSA
4 2 (1.16%) CISSP
4 2 (1.16%) MCITP
4 2 (1.16%) MCP
4 2 (1.16%) MCSE
4 2 (1.16%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.16%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.62%) SLA
2 4 (2.31%) QA
3 3 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.58%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.31%) Docker
3 3 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.16%) HDFS
4 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.16%) HAProxy
1 2 (1.16%) Kibana
2 1 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 69 (39.88%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.40%) Oracle
3 7 (4.05%) Google
3 7 (4.05%) Tableau
4 6 (3.47%) Cisco
4 6 (3.47%) SAP
4 6 (3.47%) VMware
5 5 (2.89%) IBM
6 4 (2.31%) Citrix
6 4 (2.31%) Guidewire
6 4 (2.31%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.73%) Adobe
7 3 (1.73%) Cognos
7 3 (1.73%) EMC
7 3 (1.73%) Nimble Storage
7 3 (1.73%) RedGate
7 3 (1.73%) Sybase
8 2 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.16%) Veeam
9 1 (0.58%) Gemalto