Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 12 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 315 412 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.19% 15.70% 15.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.30% 52.42% 54.67%
Number of salaries quoted 292 349 380
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,250 £23,475
90th Percentile £53,625 £50,000 £45,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.41%

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 591 786 781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 28.50% 29.94% 28.63%
Number of salaries quoted 531 670 662
Wales median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -2 174 £37,500 +4.17% 6
West Wales +3 81 £37,500 +5.63% 3
North Wales +13 24 £37,500 +50.00% 7
Mid Wales -12 19 £42,500 +54.55% 1
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 191 (60.63%) .NET
2 187 (59.37%) C#
3 158 (50.16%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (46.35%) MVC
5 137 (43.49%) ASP.NET
6 120 (38.10%) Microsoft
7 105 (33.33%) SQL
8 97 (30.79%) JavaScript
9 85 (26.98%) ASP.NET MVC
10 79 (25.08%) HTML
11 76 (24.13%) CSS
12 70 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 70 (22.22%) .NET Framework
13 69 (21.90%) WCF
13 69 (21.90%) TDD
14 64 (20.32%) Microsoft Azure
15 63 (20.00%) Scrum
16 59 (18.73%) AngularJS
17 56 (17.78%) Team Foundation Server
18 53 (16.83%) RESTful
19 52 (16.51%) BDD
20 51 (16.19%) Entity Framework
21 50 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
21 50 (15.87%) SQL Server 2016
22 49 (15.56%) Finance
22 49 (15.56%) Web Application Development
23 48 (15.24%) Windows
24 46 (14.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
25 43 (13.65%) Git (software)
25 43 (13.65%) Degree

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 22 (6.98%) CMS
1 22 (6.98%) IIS
2 15 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
3 12 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (3.49%) Umbraco
5 6 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.90%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.59%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.59%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.59%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.27%) JBoss
7 4 (1.27%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.27%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.95%) Sitefinity
9 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.32%) Mule
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 64 (20.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.17%) Office 365
4 7 (2.22%) IaaS
4 7 (2.22%) SaaS
5 5 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (1.59%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.59%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.59%) AWS OpsWorks
5 5 (1.59%) Route 53
5 5 (1.59%) Serverless
6 4 (1.27%) PaaS
7 3 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.95%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.63%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.35%) SAN
2 14 (4.44%) DNS
3 11 (3.49%) Internet
4 9 (2.86%) VPN
5 8 (2.54%) Hyperconnected
5 8 (2.54%) NAS
6 7 (2.22%) LAN
6 7 (2.22%) WAN
7 5 (1.59%) Firewall
7 5 (1.59%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.27%) HTTP
8 4 (1.27%) Skype
8 4 (1.27%) SMS
9 3 (0.95%) DHCP
9 3 (0.95%) H.323
9 3 (0.95%) VoIP
9 3 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.63%) IPsec
10 2 (0.63%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (15.87%) SQL Server 2016
2 38 (12.06%) NoSQL
3 37 (11.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (10.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (7.62%) MongoDB
5 24 (7.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (6.98%) SQL Server 2014
7 20 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (3.81%) MySQL
10 11 (3.49%) Power BI
11 10 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (2.86%) Big Data
12 9 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (2.22%) MS Access
13 7 (2.22%) OLAP
13 7 (2.22%) Relational Database
14 6 (1.90%) Hadoop
14 6 (1.90%) Ingres
14 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 56 (17.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (13.65%) Git (software)
3 42 (13.33%) Visual Studio
4 19 (6.03%) TeamCity
5 9 (2.86%) Selenium
6 8 (2.54%) Eclipse
7 7 (2.22%) Subversion
8 6 (1.90%) Maven
9 5 (1.59%) Ant
9 5 (1.59%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.95%) JIRA
11 3 (0.95%) NUnit
11 3 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.63%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.63%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.63%) JMeter
12 2 (0.63%) NetBeans
12 2 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 49 (15.56%) Finance
2 23 (7.30%) Retail
3 21 (6.67%) Marketing
4 20 (6.35%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.86%) Games
6 8 (2.54%) Electronics
6 8 (2.54%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.59%) Advertising
9 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.63%) Law
9 2 (0.63%) Legal
10 1 (0.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 191 (60.63%) Developer
2 128 (40.63%) .NET Developer
3 65 (20.63%) C# Developer
4 53 (16.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 35 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 32 (10.16%) ASP.NET Developer
7 31 (9.84%) .NET Software Developer
8 30 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 26 (8.25%) Senior Developer
10 23 (7.30%) Analyst
11 22 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 19 (6.03%) C# Software Developer
13 18 (5.71%) Graduate
14 17 (5.40%) Graduate Developer
15 16 (5.08%) Junior
15 16 (5.08%) Support Engineer
16 14 (4.44%) DBA
17 13 (4.13%) Junior Developer
17 13 (4.13%) Senior .NET Developer
17 13 (4.13%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (60.63%) .NET
2 137 (43.49%) ASP.NET
3 85 (26.98%) ASP.NET MVC
4 79 (25.08%) HTML
5 76 (24.13%) CSS
6 70 (22.22%) .NET Framework
6 70 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 69 (21.90%) WCF
8 59 (18.73%) AngularJS
9 53 (16.83%) RESTful
10 51 (16.19%) Entity Framework
11 46 (14.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 36 (11.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 31 (9.84%) KnockoutJS
13 31 (9.84%) Node.js
14 30 (9.52%) jQuery
15 29 (9.21%) WPF
16 26 (8.25%) Code First Entity Framework
17 21 (6.67%) Web Services
17 21 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 27 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (7.94%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (4.13%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.17%) User Experience
7 9 (2.86%) N-Tier
8 7 (2.22%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.90%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.90%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.90%) Fintech
9 6 (1.90%) Tandem
10 5 (1.59%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.59%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.59%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.59%) Replication
11 4 (1.27%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.95%) Video\Live Streaming
13 2 (0.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 48 (15.24%) Windows
2 31 (9.84%) Windows Server
3 22 (6.98%) Linux
4 13 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (3.17%) Unix
6 7 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.63%) CentOS
8 2 (0.63%) DC/OS
8 2 (0.63%) Debian
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (50.16%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (46.35%) MVC
3 69 (21.90%) TDD
4 63 (20.00%) Scrum
5 52 (16.51%) BDD
6 50 (15.87%) Business Intelligence
7 49 (15.56%) Web Application Development
8 41 (13.02%) Web Development
9 40 (12.70%) ITIL
10 38 (12.06%) SDLC
11 23 (7.30%) CRM
11 23 (7.30%) Software Engineering
12 22 (6.98%) Kanban
13 21 (6.67%) OO
14 20 (6.35%) ETL
15 19 (6.03%) DevOps
15 19 (6.03%) Mentoring
16 18 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (5.71%) OOP
16 18 (5.71%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 187 (59.37%) C#
2 105 (33.33%) SQL
3 97 (30.79%) JavaScript
4 34 (10.79%) T-SQL
5 32 (10.16%) Ruby
6 24 (7.62%) VB.NET
7 22 (6.98%) Java
8 11 (3.49%) C++
9 10 (3.17%) TypeScript
10 9 (2.86%) VB
11 6 (1.90%) F#
12 5 (1.59%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.27%) PHP
13 4 (1.27%) VBA
14 3 (0.95%) Groovy
15 2 (0.63%) C
15 2 (0.63%) Python
15 2 (0.63%) X++
16 1 (0.32%) R
16 1 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 43 (13.65%) Degree
2 15 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.22%) MCITP
6 5 (1.59%) HND
7 3 (0.95%) MCP
7 3 (0.95%) MCSE
8 2 (0.63%) MCSA
9 1 (0.32%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.94%) SLA
2 14 (4.44%) QA
3 8 (2.54%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.95%) GDPR
4 3 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.13%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.54%) vSphere
6 5 (1.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (2.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (1.90%) Kibana
3 5 (1.59%) NetBackup
3 5 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.59%) Puppet
4 4 (1.27%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.63%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.63%) SCCM
6 2 (0.63%) SCOM
6 2 (0.63%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.63%) SCSM
7 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 120 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 40 (12.70%) Oracle
3 25 (7.94%) VMware
4 16 (5.08%) Sitecore
5 12 (3.81%) Cisco
6 9 (2.86%) SAP
7 8 (2.54%) Google
8 7 (2.22%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.90%) Actian
9 6 (1.90%) HP
9 6 (1.90%) SaltStack
10 5 (1.59%) Splunk
11 4 (1.27%) 3PAR
11 4 (1.27%) Citrix
11 4 (1.27%) Veeam
11 4 (1.27%) Veritas
11 4 (1.27%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.95%) Avaya
12 3 (0.95%) Informatica
12 3 (0.95%) Teradata