Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 11 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 155 322 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 11.22% 17.01% 16.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.01% 52.79% 54.51%
Number of salaries quoted 140 296 327
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,025 £50,625 £45,100
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +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 378 610 699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 27.37% 32.22% 29.49%
Number of salaries quoted 350 523 594
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +13.48% +0.71%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,775 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,349 £55,000 £50,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -

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 February 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 20 February 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 -2 101 £37,500 +7.14% 21
Newport -8 35 £38,000 -15.56% 8
Torfaen +7 7 £32,500 - 1
Bridgend +3 3 £47,500 +9.83% 3
Rhondda Cynon Taff -2 2 £33,750 +12.50%
Neath Port Talbot -9 1 £37,500 -4.46%
SQL Server
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 89 (57.42%) .NET
2 88 (56.77%) C#
3 86 (55.48%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (41.29%) ASP.NET
5 59 (38.06%) Scrum
5 59 (38.06%) SQL
5 59 (38.06%) Microsoft
6 58 (37.42%) MVC
7 46 (29.68%) AngularJS
8 44 (28.39%) JavaScript
9 40 (25.81%) ASP.NET MVC
10 39 (25.16%) Microsoft Azure
11 35 (22.58%) CSS
12 34 (21.94%) HTML
12 34 (21.94%) TDD
12 34 (21.94%) ASP.NET Web API
13 33 (21.29%) Finance
13 33 (21.29%) Visual Studio
14 31 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 31 (20.00%) Kanban
15 29 (18.71%) Business Intelligence
16 26 (16.77%) WCF
16 26 (16.77%) KnockoutJS
17 24 (15.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 23 (14.84%) RESTful
18 23 (14.84%) T-SQL
19 22 (14.19%) BDD
20 21 (13.55%) Amazon AWS
20 21 (13.55%) SQL Server 2012
20 21 (13.55%) SDLC

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 13 (8.39%) CMS
2 11 (7.10%) Sitecore CMS
3 10 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (6.45%) Umbraco
4 9 (5.81%) Tomcat
5 8 (5.16%) IIS
6 7 (4.52%) MS Exchange
6 7 (4.52%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.94%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.29%) Apache Pig
8 2 (1.29%) Mule
8 2 (1.29%) Sitefinity
8 2 (1.29%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.65%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.65%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.65%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.65%) SAS
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (7.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 39 (25.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (13.55%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.23%) PaaS
4 3 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.29%) IaaS
5 2 (1.29%) Office 365
5 2 (1.29%) SaaS
6 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.39%) Hyperconnected
1 13 (8.39%) Internet
2 7 (4.52%) SAN
3 3 (1.94%) LAN
3 3 (1.94%) Skype
3 3 (1.94%) SMS
3 3 (1.94%) WAN
4 2 (1.29%) DNS
4 2 (1.29%) Firewall
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.65%) DHCP
5 1 (0.65%) HTTP
5 1 (0.65%) IPsec
5 1 (0.65%) NAS
5 1 (0.65%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.65%) VLAN
5 1 (0.65%) VPN
5 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.65%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 20 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 20 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (12.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 19 (12.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 18 (11.61%) MongoDB
5 17 (10.97%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (8.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (7.10%) MySQL
7 11 (7.10%) Power BI
8 9 (5.81%) NoSQL
8 9 (5.81%) Relational Database
8 9 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (5.16%) Big Data
9 8 (5.16%) OLAP
9 8 (5.16%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (3.23%) Data Mining
10 5 (3.23%) Oracle Database
11 4 (2.58%) Data Lake
11 4 (2.58%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 33 (21.29%) Visual Studio
2 31 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (7.10%) Selenium
4 8 (5.16%) Subversion
4 8 (5.16%) TeamCity
5 5 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.58%) Bugzilla
6 4 (2.58%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.58%) JMeter
6 4 (2.58%) NetBeans
6 4 (2.58%) SpecFlow
6 4 (2.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.29%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.29%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.29%) JIRA
7 2 (1.29%) NUnit
7 2 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.29%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.29%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (21.29%) Finance
2 10 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.16%) Marketing
3 8 (5.16%) Retail
4 6 (3.87%) Advertising
4 6 (3.87%) Games
5 5 (3.23%) Electronics
5 5 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.29%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 99 (63.87%) Developer
2 60 (38.71%) .NET Developer
3 33 (21.29%) C# Developer
4 28 (18.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (10.97%) ASP.NET Developer
5 17 (10.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (9.68%) Software Developer
7 11 (7.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 11 (7.10%) Senior Developer
8 10 (6.45%) SQL Developer
9 9 (5.81%) Analyst
9 9 (5.81%) DBA
9 9 (5.81%) Junior
10 8 (5.16%) Graduate
10 8 (5.16%) Junior Developer
10 8 (5.16%) Systems Developer
11 7 (4.52%) IT Support
11 7 (4.52%) JavaScript Developer
11 7 (4.52%) Junior .NET Developer
12 6 (3.87%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (57.42%) .NET
2 64 (41.29%) ASP.NET
3 46 (29.68%) AngularJS
4 40 (25.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 35 (22.58%) CSS
6 34 (21.94%) ASP.NET Web API
6 34 (21.94%) HTML
7 26 (16.77%) KnockoutJS
7 26 (16.77%) WCF
8 24 (15.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 23 (14.84%) RESTful
10 20 (12.90%) jQuery
11 17 (10.97%) .NET Framework
12 13 (8.39%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 12 (7.74%) REST
13 12 (7.74%) SOAP
14 11 (7.10%) XML
15 9 (5.81%) Entity Framework
15 9 (5.81%) React
16 8 (5.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.68%) Computer Science
1 15 (9.68%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (7.74%) Fintech
3 8 (5.16%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.58%) NHS
7 3 (1.94%) User Experience
8 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.29%) Xbox
9 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.65%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.65%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.90%) Windows
2 14 (9.03%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.81%) Linux
4 7 (4.52%) Unix
5 4 (2.58%) Solaris
5 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.29%) DC/OS
6 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) CentOS
7 1 (0.65%) Debian
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (55.48%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (38.06%) Scrum
3 58 (37.42%) MVC
4 34 (21.94%) TDD
5 31 (20.00%) Kanban
6 29 (18.71%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (14.19%) BDD
8 21 (13.55%) SDLC
9 19 (12.26%) Dependency Injection
9 19 (12.26%) Web Application Development
10 15 (9.68%) ETL
11 14 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (8.39%) Coaching
12 13 (8.39%) DevOps
12 13 (8.39%) Mentoring
13 12 (7.74%) ITIL
13 12 (7.74%) Test Automation
14 11 (7.10%) Open Source
14 11 (7.10%) Web Development
15 10 (6.45%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 88 (56.77%) C#
2 59 (38.06%) SQL
3 44 (28.39%) JavaScript
4 23 (14.84%) T-SQL
5 15 (9.68%) VB.NET
6 11 (7.10%) Java
7 8 (5.16%) Ruby
8 6 (3.87%) F#
8 6 (3.87%) Python
8 6 (3.87%) TypeScript
8 6 (3.87%) VB
9 4 (2.58%) R
10 3 (1.94%) C++
10 3 (1.94%) VBA
11 2 (1.29%) C
11 2 (1.29%) Groovy
11 2 (1.29%) Perl
11 2 (1.29%) PHP
11 2 (1.29%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (4.52%) Degree
2 6 (3.87%) HND
3 3 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.65%) CCNA
5 1 (0.65%) CCNP
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.65%) MCSA
5 1 (0.65%) MCSE
5 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.97%) QA
2 8 (5.16%) SLA
3 6 (3.87%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.29%) GDPR
4 2 (1.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (4.52%) Hyper-V
2 6 (3.87%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.58%) Docker
4 2 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.87%) Kibana
2 2 (1.29%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.65%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 59 (38.06%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.26%) Oracle
3 11 (7.10%) Sitecore
4 8 (5.16%) Google
5 6 (3.87%) SAP
6 4 (2.58%) Teradata
7 3 (1.94%) Actian
7 3 (1.94%) Informatica
7 3 (1.94%) Sybase
7 3 (1.94%) Tableau
7 3 (1.94%) VMware
8 2 (1.29%) Cisco
8 2 (1.29%) Coverity
8 2 (1.29%) Splunk
8 2 (1.29%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.65%) Dell
9 1 (0.65%) HP
9 1 (0.65%) Mapinfo
9 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com