Period
to 20 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 14 9
Rank change year-on-year -11 -5 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 155 235 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.39% 12.83% 15.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.39% 54.15% 51.12%
Number of salaries quoted 140 207 255
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,975 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £48,750 £56,000 £52,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.27%

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 Wales with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 438 434 579
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 23.70% 23.70% 30.08%
Number of salaries quoted 399 375 494
Wales median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £25,900
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,095 £48,500
% change year-on-year +0.78% +7.41% +2.11%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 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 in Wales.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Wales

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Wales over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Wales

SQL Server
Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 20 February 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
South Wales -8 137 £40,000 +6.67% 59
West Wales -16 12 £37,500 -6.25% 7
North Wales 0 6 £40,000 -11.11% 7
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Wales region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 91 (58.71%) SQL
2 70 (45.16%) Microsoft
3 64 (41.29%) .NET
4 61 (39.35%) C#
5 55 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (31.61%) Azure
7 46 (29.68%) Business Intelligence
8 42 (27.10%) JavaScript
9 38 (24.52%) Data Warehouse
10 37 (23.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 36 (23.23%) Problem-Solving
12 34 (21.94%) T-SQL
12 34 (21.94%) Finance
13 31 (20.00%) Scrum
13 31 (20.00%) ASP.NET
14 30 (19.35%) HTML
14 30 (19.35%) DevOps
15 29 (18.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 29 (18.71%) Java
16 27 (17.42%) Oracle
17 26 (16.77%) CSS
17 26 (16.77%) ETL
18 25 (16.13%) MVC
19 24 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
20 22 (14.19%) AWS
20 22 (14.19%) Degree
21 20 (12.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 20 (12.90%) SOAP
22 19 (12.26%) Web Services
22 19 (12.26%) Tableau

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 7 (4.52%) SharePoint
1 7 (4.52%) Tomcat
1 7 (4.52%) Umbraco
2 5 (3.23%) EPiServer
2 5 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.58%) CMS
3 4 (2.58%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.94%) IIS
4 3 (1.94%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.94%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.29%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.94%) Visualfiles
2 2 (1.29%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 49 (31.61%) Azure
2 22 (14.19%) AWS
3 18 (11.61%) Power Platform
4 6 (3.87%) GCP
5 3 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.29%) IaaS
6 2 (1.29%) Office 365
6 2 (1.29%) PaaS
7 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.65%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.23%) Internet
2 3 (1.94%) DHCP
2 3 (1.94%) Firewall
2 3 (1.94%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.29%) SAN
3 2 (1.29%) Skype
4 1 (0.65%) DNS
4 1 (0.65%) Hyperconnected
4 1 (0.65%) LAN
4 1 (0.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (24.52%) Data Warehouse
2 37 (23.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (18.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (12.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 18 (11.61%) Power BI
5 18 (11.61%) SQL Server 2016
6 17 (10.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (9.03%) Relational Database
8 12 (7.74%) MongoDB
9 10 (6.45%) MySQL
9 10 (6.45%) NoSQL
9 10 (6.45%) Oracle Database
9 10 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (6.45%) SQL Server 2017
10 8 (5.16%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (4.52%) OLTP
11 7 (4.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 7 (4.52%) RDBMS
12 5 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (10.97%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.10%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (3.87%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.58%) Selenium
4 4 (2.58%) SpecFlow
4 4 (2.58%) Subversion
4 4 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.58%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.94%) Liquibase
5 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.29%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.29%) JIRA
7 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.65%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.65%) GitLab
7 1 (0.65%) Moq
7 1 (0.65%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 34 (21.94%) Finance
2 12 (7.74%) Retail
3 9 (5.81%) Banking
4 5 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.23%) Retail Finance
5 3 (1.94%) Advertising
5 3 (1.94%) Billing
5 3 (1.94%) Law
5 3 (1.94%) Legal
5 3 (1.94%) Marketing
5 3 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.29%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.65%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.65%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 102 (65.81%) Developer
2 30 (19.35%) .NET Developer
3 26 (16.77%) Software Developer
4 22 (14.19%) Analyst
5 16 (10.32%) Senior Developer
6 15 (9.68%) SQL Developer
7 14 (9.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 14 (9.03%) C# Developer
8 10 (6.45%) .NET Software Developer
8 10 (6.45%) Software Engineer
9 9 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (5.16%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 8 (5.16%) Senior Software Developer
11 7 (4.52%) Java Developer
12 6 (3.87%) .NET Software Engineer
12 6 (3.87%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 6 (3.87%) Java Engineer
12 6 (3.87%) Java Software Developer
12 6 (3.87%) Java Software Engineer
13 5 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (41.29%) .NET
2 31 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 30 (19.35%) HTML
4 26 (16.77%) CSS
5 20 (12.90%) SOAP
6 19 (12.26%) AngularJS
6 19 (12.26%) Web Services
7 16 (10.32%) REST
8 14 (9.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (9.03%) jQuery
9 13 (8.39%) .NET Framework
10 12 (7.74%) CSS3
10 12 (7.74%) HTML5
10 12 (7.74%) Node.js
10 12 (7.74%) XML
11 11 (7.10%) WCF
12 10 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (6.45%) RESTful
12 10 (6.45%) Spring
13 9 (5.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.94%) Internet of Things
5 3 (1.94%) User Experience
6 2 (1.29%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.29%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.65%) BBC
7 1 (0.65%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) Replication
7 1 (0.65%) Social Media
7 1 (0.65%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.74%) Windows
2 3 (1.94%) Windows Server
2 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.29%) Linux
3 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (29.68%) Business Intelligence
3 36 (23.23%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (20.00%) Scrum
5 30 (19.35%) DevOps
6 26 (16.77%) ETL
7 25 (16.13%) MVC
8 17 (10.97%) Kanban
9 15 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (9.68%) Software Engineering
10 13 (8.39%) BDD
10 13 (8.39%) Data Modelling
10 13 (8.39%) SDLC
10 13 (8.39%) Visualisation
11 12 (7.74%) Analytics
11 12 (7.74%) TDD
12 11 (7.10%) CRM
12 11 (7.10%) Unit Testing
13 10 (6.45%) Computer Science
13 10 (6.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 91 (58.71%) SQL
2 61 (39.35%) C#
3 42 (27.10%) JavaScript
4 34 (21.94%) T-SQL
5 29 (18.71%) Java
6 8 (5.16%) PL/SQL
6 8 (5.16%) VB.NET
7 7 (4.52%) Scala
8 5 (3.23%) PHP
9 4 (2.58%) Ruby
10 3 (1.94%) Python
10 3 (1.94%) VBA
11 2 (1.29%) C
11 2 (1.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (1.29%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.29%) VBScript
12 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.65%) VB
12 1 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (14.19%) Degree
2 6 (3.87%) HND
2 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.23%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (1.94%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.94%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.29%) CCNA
5 2 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.29%) MCSA
5 2 (1.29%) MCSE
6 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.58%) QA
2 2 (1.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.65%) PMO
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (9.68%) Docker
2 5 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.94%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (4.52%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.65%) Ansible
2 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 70 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.42%) Oracle
3 19 (12.26%) Tableau
4 8 (5.16%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (4.52%) Cognos
5 7 (4.52%) IBM
6 6 (3.87%) Google
6 6 (3.87%) RedGate
6 6 (3.87%) Sitecore
6 6 (3.87%) Teradata
7 4 (2.58%) Actian
7 4 (2.58%) Cloudera
7 4 (2.58%) Informatica
7 4 (2.58%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (2.58%) SAP
7 4 (2.58%) VMware
8 3 (1.94%) Guidewire
8 3 (1.94%) HP
8 3 (1.94%) Sage
9 2 (1.29%) Veeam