Period
to 11 November 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 11 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 138 170 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 8.48% 10.78% 12.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.20% 39.91% 45.14%
Number of salaries quoted 111 156 162
South Wales median annual salary £38,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.59% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £24,025
90th Percentile £47,500 £55,000 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +4.17%

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 392 426 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 24.08% 27.01% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 346 347 358
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +10.39% -3.75%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £25,350
90th Percentile £55,000 £63,750 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £39,000 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year -8.24% +10.39% -3.75%

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 11 November 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 11 November 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 -9 90 £38,750 +3.33% 16
Newport -18 23 £38,000 -10.59% 5
Caerphilly +11 11 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Bridgend +2 6 £32,250 -8.51% 4
Torfaen +13 3 £37,500 +63.04% 1
Neath Port Talbot - 2 £47,500 -
Monmouthshire - 1 £33,500 -
SQL Server
Wales

For the 6 months to 11 November 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 65 (47.10%) SQL
2 56 (40.58%) Microsoft
3 49 (35.51%) .NET
4 46 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (31.88%) C#
6 38 (27.54%) HTML
7 37 (26.81%) ASP.NET
8 36 (26.09%) JavaScript
8 36 (26.09%) Oracle
9 35 (25.36%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (23.91%) Azure
11 31 (22.46%) CSS
12 29 (21.01%) Git (software)
13 28 (20.29%) Java
14 27 (19.57%) Finance
15 25 (18.12%) Web Services
15 25 (18.12%) Relational Database
16 24 (17.39%) T-SQL
17 23 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 23 (16.67%) Degree
17 23 (16.67%) AngularJS
18 22 (15.94%) Scrum
19 21 (15.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 21 (15.22%) DevOps
20 19 (13.77%) Spring
20 19 (13.77%) Data Warehouse
21 17 (12.32%) DB2
21 17 (12.32%) Hibernate
21 17 (12.32%) jQuery
21 17 (12.32%) Power BI

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 (10.87%) Tomcat
2 14 (10.14%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.35%) Umbraco
4 4 (2.90%) Appian
4 4 (2.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.90%) SAS
4 4 (2.90%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.17%) EPiServer
5 3 (2.17%) IIS
6 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.45%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.72%) CMS
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.45%) SPSS
4 1 (0.72%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.72%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 9 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 33 (23.91%) Azure
2 17 (12.32%) Power Platform
3 11 (7.97%) GitHub
4 9 (6.52%) AWS
5 4 (2.90%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (2.90%) Office 365
6 3 (2.17%) SaaS
7 2 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.45%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.45%) HTTP
1 2 (1.45%) HTTPS
1 2 (1.45%) Internet
1 2 (1.45%) LAN
1 2 (1.45%) SAN
2 1 (0.72%) DHCP
2 1 (0.72%) DNS
2 1 (0.72%) Firewall
2 1 (0.72%) Hyperconnected
2 1 (0.72%) Network Security
2 1 (0.72%) Skype
2 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.72%) VPN
2 1 (0.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.12%) Relational Database
2 23 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (15.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (13.77%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (12.32%) DB2
5 17 (12.32%) Power BI
6 13 (9.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (8.70%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (7.97%) Informix
8 11 (7.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (6.52%) MySQL
10 8 (5.80%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (5.07%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (5.07%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (3.62%) Big Data
12 5 (3.62%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (3.62%) RDBMS
13 4 (2.90%) Redis
13 4 (2.90%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 29 (21.01%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 10 (7.25%) Subversion
4 7 (5.07%) Selenium
4 7 (5.07%) Visual Studio
5 6 (4.35%) JIRA
5 6 (4.35%) SpecFlow
6 4 (2.90%) Liquibase
7 3 (2.17%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (2.17%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.45%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.45%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.45%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.45%) Maven
8 2 (1.45%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.72%) Protractor
9 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 27 (19.57%) Finance
2 10 (7.25%) Advertising
3 5 (3.62%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.90%) Banking
4 4 (2.90%) Billing
4 4 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.17%) Marketing
6 1 (0.72%) French Language
6 1 (0.72%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.72%) German Language
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 78 (56.52%) Developer
2 31 (22.46%) Analyst
3 24 (17.39%) .NET Developer
4 10 (7.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 10 (7.25%) C# Developer
4 10 (7.25%) Software Developer
5 9 (6.52%) Java Developer
5 9 (6.52%) Senior Developer
6 8 (5.80%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (5.80%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (5.80%) Web Developer
7 7 (5.07%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (5.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (5.07%) Development Officer
7 7 (5.07%) SQL Developer
7 7 (5.07%) Test Analyst
8 6 (4.35%) .NET Web Developer
8 6 (4.35%) C# Web Developer
8 6 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 6 (4.35%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (35.51%) .NET
2 38 (27.54%) HTML
3 37 (26.81%) ASP.NET
4 31 (22.46%) CSS
5 25 (18.12%) Web Services
6 23 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 19 (13.77%) Spring
8 17 (12.32%) Hibernate
8 17 (12.32%) jQuery
9 15 (10.87%) .NET Framework
9 15 (10.87%) J2EE
10 14 (10.14%) SOAP
11 12 (8.70%) CSS3
11 12 (8.70%) HTML5
12 11 (7.97%) Entity Framework
12 11 (7.97%) TensorFlow
13 10 (7.25%) Node.js
14 9 (6.52%) XML
15 8 (5.80%) JSON
15 8 (5.80%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (7.25%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.62%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.62%) User Experience
5 4 (2.90%) CMDB
5 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.45%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.45%) Replication
7 1 (0.72%) Clustering
7 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.72%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.70%) Linux
2 11 (7.97%) Windows
3 2 (1.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.72%) Android
4 1 (0.72%) Unix
4 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (25.36%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (15.94%) Scrum
4 21 (15.22%) DevOps
5 15 (10.87%) ETL
6 14 (10.14%) Analytics
6 14 (10.14%) CRM
6 14 (10.14%) ITIL
7 13 (9.42%) MVC
7 13 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (9.42%) SDLC
7 13 (9.42%) Unit Testing
7 13 (9.42%) Web Development
8 12 (8.70%) Project Management
8 12 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 11 (7.97%) Front End Development
9 11 (7.97%) Microservices
10 9 (6.52%) Data Modelling
10 9 (6.52%) Web Application Development
11 8 (5.80%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 65 (47.10%) SQL
2 44 (31.88%) C#
3 36 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 28 (20.29%) Java
5 24 (17.39%) T-SQL
6 15 (10.87%) Python
7 11 (7.97%) Groovy
8 5 (3.62%) PHP
9 4 (2.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (2.17%) Ruby
10 3 (2.17%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.17%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.45%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.45%) Scala
11 2 (1.45%) VBA
12 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.72%) VB
12 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (2.17%) HND
2 3 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.45%) ISEB
3 2 (1.45%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.72%) CCNA
4 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.72%) MCP
4 1 (0.72%) MCSA
4 1 (0.72%) MCSE
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) SLA
2 3 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.17%) PMO
2 3 (2.17%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (4.35%) Docker
2 3 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.45%) vSphere
4 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (1.45%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 56 (40.58%) Microsoft
2 36 (26.09%) Oracle
3 15 (10.87%) IBM
4 9 (6.52%) Teradata
5 7 (5.07%) Cognos
5 7 (5.07%) Informatica
5 7 (5.07%) MicroStrategy
6 6 (4.35%) SAP
6 6 (4.35%) Sitecore
7 5 (3.62%) Tableau
7 5 (3.62%) Xamarin
8 4 (2.90%) Google
8 4 (2.90%) Guidewire
8 4 (2.90%) Kofax
8 4 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.90%) UiPath
8 4 (2.90%) VMware
9 2 (1.45%) RedGate
10 1 (0.72%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.72%) ServiceNow