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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -3 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 95 162 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 13.10% 14.50% 16.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.97% 55.48% 56.03%
Number of salaries quoted 89 148 171
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £26,000 £29,575
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 194 292 373
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 26.76% 26.14% 30.01%
Number of salaries quoted 169 266 317
Median salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.59% +2.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,500 £29,875
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -3 65 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Newport +6 18 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Caerphilly +6 4 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Neath Port Talbot +7 1 £21,500 -50.85%
Bridgend 0 1 £36,500 -5.19%
Torfaen -2 1 £39,000 +41.81% 1
Blaenau Gwent - 1 £24,000 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £32,500 -
Monmouthshire - 1 £31,500 -
SQL Server
Wales

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 177 (66.04%) .NET
2 162 (60.45%) C#
3 134 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (49.63%) ASP.NET
5 129 (48.13%) MVC
6 124 (46.27%) SQL
7 121 (45.15%) Microsoft
8 91 (33.96%) JavaScript
9 77 (28.73%) ASP.NET MVC
10 76 (28.36%) Visual Studio
11 74 (27.61%) TDD
12 73 (27.24%) HTML
13 69 (25.75%) ASP.NET Web API
14 60 (22.39%) Windows
15 59 (22.01%) Scrum
16 57 (21.27%) Web Services
16 57 (21.27%) SQL Server 2012
17 56 (20.90%) CSS
18 50 (18.66%) .NET Framework
19 49 (18.28%) Software Engineering
20 48 (17.91%) T-SQL
21 45 (16.79%) Unit Testing
21 45 (16.79%) BDD
22 44 (16.42%) Team Foundation Server
22 44 (16.42%) IIS
23 43 (16.04%) Test Automation
24 41 (15.30%) REST
25 39 (14.55%) RESTful
25 39 (14.55%) jQuery
25 39 (14.55%) Finance

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 44 (16.42%) IIS
2 30 (11.19%) Tomcat
3 29 (10.82%) WebSphere
4 16 (5.97%) CMS
5 10 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.99%) Sitecore CMS
6 8 (2.99%) Umbraco
7 7 (2.61%) SharePoint
8 6 (2.24%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.37%) Apache
11 1 (0.37%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.37%) Documentum
11 1 (0.37%) FileNet
11 1 (0.37%) SAS
11 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (5.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.36%) Sage 200
2 9 (3.36%) Sage 50
3 4 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.12%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.37%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.85%) Office 365
4 4 (1.49%) SaaS
5 3 (1.12%) IaaS
5 3 (1.12%) PaaS
6 2 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.37%) G Suite
7 1 (0.37%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.10%) Firewall
2 7 (2.61%) DNS
3 6 (2.24%) SAN
4 4 (1.49%) Broadband
4 4 (1.49%) HTTP
4 4 (1.49%) NAS
5 3 (1.12%) iSCSI
5 3 (1.12%) VLAN
6 2 (0.75%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.75%) VPN
6 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.37%) Internet
7 1 (0.37%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (21.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 36 (13.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (12.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (12.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (9.70%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (7.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 18 (6.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (5.22%) Relational Database
9 13 (4.85%) SQL Server 2016
10 11 (4.10%) Big Data
11 10 (3.73%) NoSQL
12 9 (3.36%) MySQL
13 8 (2.99%) Hadoop
14 7 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
16 5 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
16 5 (1.87%) MongoDB
16 5 (1.87%) Oracle Database
16 5 (1.87%) Power BI
16 5 (1.87%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 76 (28.36%) Visual Studio
2 44 (16.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (14.18%) Subversion
4 29 (10.82%) Eclipse
5 28 (10.45%) Maven
6 20 (7.46%) Git (software)
7 11 (4.10%) NUnit
8 9 (3.36%) Cucumber
9 8 (2.99%) Selenium
10 7 (2.61%) SpecFlow
11 6 (2.24%) Artifactory
11 6 (2.24%) MSTest
11 6 (2.24%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.87%) IntelliJ
12 5 (1.87%) JIRA
12 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (1.12%) Jenkins
13 3 (1.12%) Moq
13 3 (1.12%) Rhino Mocks
14 2 (0.75%) MbUnit
General
1 39 (14.55%) Finance
2 23 (8.58%) Advertising
3 18 (6.72%) Manufacturing
4 13 (4.85%) Marketing
5 10 (3.73%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.24%) Retail
7 4 (1.49%) Electronics
8 3 (1.12%) Games
9 2 (0.75%) Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Back Office
10 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Law
10 1 (0.37%) Legal
10 1 (0.37%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 154 (57.46%) Developer
2 92 (34.33%) .NET Developer
3 42 (15.67%) C# Developer
4 33 (12.31%) Software Engineer
5 32 (11.94%) C# .NET Developer
6 31 (11.57%) Software Developer
7 30 (11.19%) Senior Developer
8 22 (8.21%) SQL Developer
9 18 (6.72%) Analyst
9 18 (6.72%) C# Software Developer
10 17 (6.34%) ASP.NET Developer
11 16 (5.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 15 (5.60%) .NET Software Engineer
13 14 (5.22%) .NET Software Developer
13 14 (5.22%) Senior .NET Developer
14 13 (4.85%) C# Software Engineer
14 13 (4.85%) Java Engineer
14 13 (4.85%) Java Software Engineer
15 12 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 12 (4.48%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (66.04%) .NET
2 133 (49.63%) ASP.NET
3 77 (28.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 73 (27.24%) HTML
5 69 (25.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 57 (21.27%) Web Services
7 56 (20.90%) CSS
8 50 (18.66%) .NET Framework
9 41 (15.30%) REST
10 39 (14.55%) jQuery
10 39 (14.55%) RESTful
11 36 (13.43%) SOAP
12 35 (13.06%) XML
13 32 (11.94%) Hibernate
13 32 (11.94%) Spring
14 28 (10.45%) EJB
14 28 (10.45%) WCF
15 27 (10.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 27 (10.07%) Java SE
16 25 (9.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.19%) User Experience
2 21 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.46%) Mainframe
4 14 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (4.10%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.99%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.24%) Fintech
7 6 (2.24%) NHS
8 5 (1.87%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.87%) Replication
9 3 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.75%) Clustering
11 1 (0.37%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.37%) EPoS
11 1 (0.37%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.37%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 60 (22.39%) Windows
2 20 (7.46%) Windows Server
3 17 (6.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (5.60%) Linux
4 15 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.36%) Unix
7 3 (1.12%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.12%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.12%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.37%) Android
8 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (48.13%) MVC
3 74 (27.61%) TDD
4 59 (22.01%) Scrum
5 49 (18.28%) Software Engineering
6 45 (16.79%) BDD
6 45 (16.79%) Unit Testing
7 43 (16.04%) Test Automation
8 38 (14.18%) Business Intelligence
9 33 (12.31%) Web Development
10 32 (11.94%) SDLC
11 29 (10.82%) Continuous Deployment
12 27 (10.07%) Customer Insight
12 27 (10.07%) Performance Optimisation
13 25 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (8.21%) CRM
15 21 (7.84%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 20 (7.46%) Mentoring
17 14 (5.22%) ERP
17 14 (5.22%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 162 (60.45%) C#
2 124 (46.27%) SQL
3 91 (33.96%) JavaScript
4 48 (17.91%) T-SQL
5 39 (14.55%) Java
6 24 (8.96%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.61%) TypeScript
7 7 (2.61%) VB
8 3 (1.12%) C
8 3 (1.12%) C++
9 2 (0.75%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.75%) PHP
9 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.75%) Python
9 2 (0.75%) Ruby
10 1 (0.37%) ABAP
10 1 (0.37%) Perl
10 1 (0.37%) Scala
10 1 (0.37%) VB6
10 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (9.70%) Degree
2 8 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.87%) MCSA
3 5 (1.87%) MCSE
4 3 (1.12%) CCNA
4 3 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.75%) CCNP
5 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.37%) HND
6 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.37%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 25 (9.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.36%) SLA
3 8 (2.99%) QA
4 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (5.60%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.10%) Docker
2 11 (4.10%) Hyper-V
2 11 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.75%) vCloud
5 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.12%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (0.75%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (0.37%) vRealize
Vendors
1 121 (45.15%) Microsoft
2 38 (14.18%) Oracle
3 30 (11.19%) IBM
4 21 (7.84%) VMware
5 13 (4.85%) Sitecore
6 10 (3.73%) Sage
6 10 (3.73%) SAP
7 8 (2.99%) Cisco
8 7 (2.61%) Facebook
9 5 (1.87%) Dell
9 5 (1.87%) HP
9 5 (1.87%) Veeam
10 4 (1.49%) EqualLogic
10 4 (1.49%) Google
10 4 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.49%) Sybase
11 3 (1.12%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.12%) Tableau
11 3 (1.12%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.75%) Meraki
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