The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 228 283 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 17.83% 21.04% 16.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 68.67% 70.75% 57.64%
Number of salaries quoted 206 264 165
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,950 £27,100 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,600 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
SQL Server
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
332 400 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 25.96% 29.74% 28.29%
Number of salaries quoted 289 363 280
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,150 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Wales region.

SQL Server Salary Trend in Wales

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Wales region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Wales

SQL Server
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Wales region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -2 193 £35,000 +7.69% 41
North Wales +1 22 £37,500 +25.00% 4
West Wales -4 12 £35,000 +27.27% 3
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 231 (52.38%) SQL
2 216 (48.98%) .NET
3 213 (48.30%) Microsoft
4 190 (43.08%) C#
5 158 (35.83%) ASP.NET
6 142 (32.20%) HTML
7 139 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
8 121 (27.44%) MVC
9 112 (25.40%) JavaScript
9 112 (25.40%) T-SQL
9 112 (25.40%) CSS
10 109 (24.72%) Windows
11 101 (22.90%) MS Excel
12 97 (22.00%) SQL Server 2008
13 89 (20.18%) .NET Framework
14 87 (19.73%) jQuery
15 85 (19.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 84 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 81 (18.37%) WCF
18 73 (16.55%) XML
19 71 (16.10%) TDD
20 69 (15.65%) OO
21 65 (14.74%) Oracle
22 60 (13.61%) SQL Server 2012
23 58 (13.15%) Business Intelligence
24 55 (12.47%) Visual Studio
24 55 (12.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 54 (12.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
26 52 (11.79%) ASP.NET MVC
26 52 (11.79%) VB.NET

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (7.71%) IIS
2 26 (5.90%) SharePoint
3 21 (4.76%) Node.js
4 15 (3.40%) CMS
5 11 (2.49%) Umbraco
5 11 (2.49%) MS Exchange
6 10 (2.27%) FileNet
6 10 (2.27%) Confluence
7 9 (2.04%) WebLogic
7 9 (2.04%) LiveCycle
8 8 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (1.13%) Commerce Server
10 5 (1.13%) Apache
11 4 (0.91%) Site Server
11 4 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.68%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 101 (22.90%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.36%) MS Office
3 5 (1.13%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.68%) Lawson
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.23%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.17%) PaaS
2 14 (3.17%) IaaS
3 8 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.59%) SaaS
5 4 (0.91%) Office 365
5 4 (0.91%) Trello
5 4 (0.91%) Basecamp
6 3 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.40%) DNS
2 13 (2.95%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.72%) SAN
4 11 (2.49%) Firewall
5 7 (1.59%) DHCP
5 7 (1.59%) Internet
6 5 (1.13%) VoIP
7 4 (0.91%) IP Telephony
7 4 (0.91%) VLAN
7 4 (0.91%) Intranet
8 3 (0.68%) HTTP
8 3 (0.68%) NAS
8 3 (0.68%) tcpdump
8 3 (0.68%) LDAP
8 3 (0.68%) VPN
9 2 (0.45%) FTP
9 2 (0.45%) LAN
9 2 (0.45%) WAN
9 2 (0.45%) SMTP
9 2 (0.45%) PPTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (22.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 85 (19.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 84 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 60 (13.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 55 (12.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 45 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (7.48%) Crystal Reports
8 29 (6.58%) OLAP
9 27 (6.12%) Relational Database
10 24 (5.44%) SQL Server 2005
11 22 (4.99%) NoSQL
12 21 (4.76%) Oracle Database
12 21 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 20 (4.54%) MongoDB
14 14 (3.17%) MySQL
15 13 (2.95%) Oracle Database 11g
16 11 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
17 10 (2.27%) RDBMS
17 10 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
18 9 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 55 (12.47%) Visual Studio
2 28 (6.35%) NUnit
3 25 (5.67%) MSTest
4 23 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (5.22%) Moq
5 22 (4.99%) Git (software)
6 21 (4.76%) Subversion
7 18 (4.08%) Jenkins
8 13 (2.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (2.49%) Hudson
9 11 (2.49%) JIRA
10 10 (2.27%) Maven
11 9 (2.04%) Rhino Mocks
12 8 (1.81%) JUnit
12 8 (1.81%) Gradle
12 8 (1.81%) Mockito
12 8 (1.81%) Spock
12 8 (1.81%) Apache Ivy
13 7 (1.59%) Selenium
14 6 (1.36%) JMeter
General
1 48 (10.88%) Finance
2 26 (5.90%) Advertising
3 18 (4.08%) Retail
4 15 (3.40%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.27%) Legal
6 5 (1.13%) Electronics
7 4 (0.91%) Back Office
7 4 (0.91%) Welsh Language
8 3 (0.68%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.68%) Law
8 3 (0.68%) French Language
8 3 (0.68%) German Language
8 3 (0.68%) Italian Language
8 3 (0.68%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.45%) Games
9 2 (0.45%) Banking
10 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.23%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 254 (57.60%) Developer
2 95 (21.54%) .NET Developer
3 88 (19.95%) Analyst
4 39 (8.84%) Senior Developer
5 31 (7.03%) C# Developer
6 30 (6.80%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 27 (6.12%) Software Developer
8 26 (5.90%) DBA
9 25 (5.67%) Business Analyst
9 25 (5.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
10 24 (5.44%) Support Analyst
11 23 (5.22%) Administrator
12 22 (4.99%) ASP.NET Developer
13 20 (4.54%) Web Developer
14 19 (4.31%) Java Developer
14 19 (4.31%) SQL DBA
15 18 (4.08%) SQL Developer
16 17 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
17 16 (3.63%) Applications Support
17 16 (3.63%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (48.98%) .NET
2 158 (35.83%) ASP.NET
3 142 (32.20%) HTML
4 112 (25.40%) CSS
5 89 (20.18%) .NET Framework
6 87 (19.73%) jQuery
7 81 (18.37%) WCF
8 73 (16.55%) XML
9 54 (12.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 52 (11.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 50 (11.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 50 (11.34%) WinForms
12 43 (9.75%) HTML5
13 39 (8.84%) Web Services
14 32 (7.26%) ASP.NET Web API
15 31 (7.03%) SOAP
15 31 (7.03%) XHTML
16 18 (4.08%) XSLT
16 18 (4.08%) Hibernate
16 18 (4.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.22%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.85%) Clustering
3 17 (3.85%) Open Source
4 15 (3.40%) N-Tier
5 13 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.72%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.49%) Replication
8 7 (1.59%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
9 6 (1.36%) GIS
10 5 (1.13%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.13%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.13%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.68%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.68%) Social Network
12 2 (0.45%) EPoS
13 1 (0.23%) Statistics
13 1 (0.23%) Animation
13 1 (0.23%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 109 (24.72%) Windows
2 30 (6.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (5.90%) Linux
5 22 (4.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (3.85%) Android
7 16 (3.63%) Apple iOS
8 12 (2.72%) UNIX
9 11 (2.49%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.49%) Windows 7
10 9 (2.04%) Windows Phone
11 8 (1.81%) Windows XP
12 7 (1.59%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.91%) Solaris
14 3 (0.68%) Debian
15 2 (0.45%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (27.44%) MVC
3 71 (16.10%) TDD
4 69 (15.65%) OO
5 58 (13.15%) Business Intelligence
6 43 (9.75%) Scrum
7 37 (8.39%) Web Development
8 35 (7.94%) ETL
9 29 (6.58%) OOD
10 26 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (5.67%) Performance Tuning
12 24 (5.44%) Mentoring
12 24 (5.44%) Web Application Development
12 24 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
12 24 (5.44%) E-Commerce
12 24 (5.44%) ITIL
13 23 (5.22%) Software Engineering
14 21 (4.76%) Data Analysis
14 21 (4.76%) Project Management
15 20 (4.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 231 (52.38%) SQL
2 190 (43.08%) C#
3 112 (25.40%) JavaScript
3 112 (25.40%) T-SQL
4 52 (11.79%) VB.NET
5 51 (11.56%) Java
6 38 (8.62%) PHP
7 17 (3.85%) Groovy
8 16 (3.63%) VB
9 13 (2.95%) Ruby
10 12 (2.72%) VBA
11 9 (2.04%) Scala
11 9 (2.04%) Clojure
12 8 (1.81%) Delphi
13 6 (1.36%) VB6
14 5 (1.13%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.13%) C++
14 5 (1.13%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.13%) XAML
15 4 (0.91%) VC++
Qualifications
1 35 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (6.12%) Degree
3 13 (2.95%) MCSE
4 11 (2.49%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.04%) ISEB
6 8 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.81%) CCNA
7 7 (1.59%) MCSD
8 6 (1.36%) MCSA
8 6 (1.36%) MCP
8 6 (1.36%) MCITP
8 6 (1.36%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.91%) HND
10 4 (0.91%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.68%) SAP Certification
12 2 (0.45%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.45%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.90%) QA
2 18 (4.08%) SLA
3 6 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.91%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (5.44%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.04%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.45%) vSphere
5 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.23%) XenApp
5 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.91%) SCDPM
3 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.23%) WSUS
4 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 213 (48.30%) Microsoft
2 65 (14.74%) Oracle
3 26 (5.90%) VMware
4 24 (5.44%) Cisco
5 21 (4.76%) HP
6 17 (3.85%) SAP
6 17 (3.85%) Facebook
7 13 (2.95%) Twitter
7 13 (2.95%) IBM
8 9 (2.04%) Adobe
9 8 (1.81%) Citrix
9 8 (1.81%) Sitecore
10 7 (1.59%) Business Objects
10 7 (1.59%) Dell
11 6 (1.36%) MicroStrategy
11 6 (1.36%) 3PAR
11 6 (1.36%) Symantec
12 5 (1.13%) Xamarin
12 5 (1.13%) Cognos
13 4 (0.91%) Sun
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