Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 109 159 152
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 8.63% 10.96% 11.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.05% 41.41% 42.22%
Number of salaries quoted 106 148 145
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,250 £27,600
90th Percentile £48,750 £52,875 £53,750
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -

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 311 384 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 24.62% 26.46% 27.61%
Number of salaries quoted 288 348 326
Median annual salary £42,500 £38,197 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.27% -4.51% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,475 £53,750
Wales median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in South Wales

SQL Server
Salary Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in South Wales.

Salary trend for SQL Server in South Wales

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in South Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in South Wales over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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 -12 63 £37,500 +2.74% 6
Newport -11 34 £42,500 - 1
Caerphilly -5 5 £35,000 -17.65% 1
Merthyr Tydfil - 3 £36,315 -
Bridgend +8 1 £27,000 +5.88%
Torfaen +3 1 £34,000 -9.33%
Vale of Glamorgan +1 1 £40,000 - 2
Neath Port Talbot -4 1 £42,500 +6.25%
SQL Server
Wales

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 (59.63%) SQL
2 39 (35.78%) Business Intelligence
2 39 (35.78%) Azure
3 37 (33.94%) Microsoft
4 36 (33.03%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (29.36%) Finance
5 32 (29.36%) Problem-Solving
6 30 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (26.61%) ETL
7 29 (26.61%) DevOps
8 28 (25.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (24.77%) C#
10 26 (23.85%) Java
10 26 (23.85%) .NET
11 24 (22.02%) Oracle
11 24 (22.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 22 (20.18%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (19.27%) Scrum
13 21 (19.27%) T-SQL
13 21 (19.27%) Tableau
13 21 (19.27%) SQL Server 2012
14 20 (18.35%) Web Services
15 19 (17.43%) JavaScript
16 17 (15.60%) Spring
16 17 (15.60%) Retail
16 17 (15.60%) SOAP
16 17 (15.60%) IBM
16 17 (15.60%) REST
16 17 (15.60%) Docker
16 17 (15.60%) AWS

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 16 (14.68%) Tomcat
2 15 (13.76%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.75%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.83%) CMS
4 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.83%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.83%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.83%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.92%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.92%) IIS
5 1 (0.92%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 39 (35.78%) Azure
2 17 (15.60%) AWS
3 16 (14.68%) Power Platform
4 3 (2.75%) GCP
5 1 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.92%) IaaS
5 1 (0.92%) Office 365
5 1 (0.92%) PaaS
5 1 (0.92%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.83%) DHCP
1 2 (1.83%) Firewall
1 2 (1.83%) SAN
1 2 (1.83%) Skype
1 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.92%) Internet
2 1 (0.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (33.03%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (25.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (22.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (19.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (14.68%) Power BI
5 16 (14.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (11.93%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (11.01%) MySQL
7 12 (11.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 12 (11.01%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (10.09%) OLTP
9 9 (8.26%) Oracle Database
9 9 (8.26%) Relational Database
10 8 (7.34%) MongoDB
10 8 (7.34%) RDBMS
11 6 (5.50%) SQL Server 2017
12 5 (4.59%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (4.59%) NoSQL
12 5 (4.59%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (2.75%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 13 (11.93%) Visual Studio Team System
2 12 (11.01%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.92%) GitLab
5 1 (0.92%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.92%) Moq
5 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (29.36%) Finance
2 17 (15.60%) Retail
3 9 (8.26%) Retail Finance
4 6 (5.50%) Banking
5 3 (2.75%) Law
5 3 (2.75%) Legal
6 1 (0.92%) Advertising
6 1 (0.92%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.92%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 86 (78.90%) Developer
2 22 (20.18%) Software Developer
3 18 (16.51%) SQL Developer
4 17 (15.60%) Senior Developer
5 15 (13.76%) Java Developer
6 13 (11.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 10 (9.17%) .NET Developer
7 10 (9.17%) Java Software Developer
8 8 (7.34%) Senior Software Developer
9 7 (6.42%) .NET Software Developer
9 7 (6.42%) Analyst
9 7 (6.42%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 7 (6.42%) Software Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) .NET Software Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) Java Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) Java Software Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) Senior SQL Developer
11 5 (4.59%) Java Scala Developer
11 5 (4.59%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.85%) .NET
2 20 (18.35%) Web Services
3 17 (15.60%) REST
3 17 (15.60%) SOAP
3 17 (15.60%) Spring
4 16 (14.68%) CSS
4 16 (14.68%) HTML
5 15 (13.76%) IBM Integration Bus
5 15 (13.76%) Play Framework
6 13 (11.93%) Java SE
7 11 (10.09%) AngularJS
7 11 (10.09%) WCF
8 9 (8.26%) jQuery
9 4 (3.67%) Middleware
10 3 (2.75%) CSS3
10 3 (2.75%) HTML5
11 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (1.83%) JSON
11 2 (1.83%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.18%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.42%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.83%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.83%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.83%) User Experience
5 1 (0.92%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.34%) Windows
2 5 (4.59%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.83%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (35.78%) Business Intelligence
2 32 (29.36%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (26.61%) DevOps
4 29 (26.61%) ETL
5 21 (19.27%) Scrum
6 15 (13.76%) Visualisation
7 14 (12.84%) Kanban
7 14 (12.84%) Unit Testing
8 13 (11.93%) Task Automation
9 12 (11.01%) Data Governance
9 12 (11.01%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (11.01%) SDLC
10 11 (10.09%) Continuous Deployment
10 11 (10.09%) Data Visualisation
10 11 (10.09%) MVC
10 11 (10.09%) Performance Optimisation
10 11 (10.09%) Test Automation
11 10 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (9.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 65 (59.63%) SQL
2 27 (24.77%) C#
3 26 (23.85%) Java
4 21 (19.27%) T-SQL
5 19 (17.43%) JavaScript
6 17 (15.60%) Scala
7 12 (11.01%) PL/SQL
8 10 (9.17%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.67%) PHP
10 3 (2.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (2.75%) VBA
11 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.92%) C++
11 1 (0.92%) Go
11 1 (0.92%) Python
11 1 (0.92%) R
11 1 (0.92%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.92%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (8.26%) Degree
2 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.75%) HND
4 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.83%) CCNA
5 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.83%) MCSA
5 2 (1.83%) MCSE
6 1 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (5.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (15.60%) Docker
2 5 (4.59%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.75%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (14.68%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.92%) Ansible
2 1 (0.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (33.94%) Microsoft
2 24 (22.02%) Oracle
3 21 (19.27%) Tableau
4 17 (15.60%) IBM
5 11 (10.09%) RedGate
6 7 (6.42%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.75%) Actian
7 3 (2.75%) Cisco
7 3 (2.75%) Cloudera
7 3 (2.75%) VMware
8 2 (1.83%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.83%) Birst
8 2 (1.83%) Citrix
8 2 (1.83%) Cognos
8 2 (1.83%) HP
8 2 (1.83%) Sage
8 2 (1.83%) SAP
8 2 (1.83%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.83%) Teradata
8 2 (1.83%) Veeam