Period
to 11 July 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 11 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Wales
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 13 11
Rank change year-on-year -17 -2 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 90 190 274
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 7.22% 10.74% 14.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.72% 42.32% 47.57%
Number of salaries quoted 78 184 224
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,300 £27,500
90th Percentile £50,300 £52,125 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 293 449 576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 23.52% 25.38% 30.30%
Number of salaries quoted 255 409 445
Median annual salary £43,355 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.61% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £24,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £58,640 £52,500 £54,900
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Wales

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for SQL Server in Wales

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Wales over the 6 months to 11 July 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 11 July 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 -10 77 £40,000 +6.67% 16
West Wales -4 8 £37,500 -16.67% 5
North Wales -2 5 £40,000 -11.11% 4
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 49 (54.44%) SQL
2 42 (46.67%) Azure
3 29 (32.22%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (30.00%) DevOps
5 26 (28.89%) ETL
6 25 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 23 (25.56%) .NET
7 23 (25.56%) Finance
7 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (24.44%) C#
9 21 (23.33%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (22.22%) Oracle
10 20 (22.22%) Kubernetes
10 20 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (21.11%) AWS
11 19 (21.11%) MySQL
11 19 (21.11%) Web Services
11 19 (21.11%) Scrum
12 18 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (20.00%) T-SQL
12 18 (20.00%) Tableau
13 16 (17.78%) Unit Testing
13 16 (17.78%) Git (software)
13 16 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (17.78%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (17.78%) Java
13 16 (17.78%) MVC
14 15 (16.67%) Spring

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 14 (15.56%) Tomcat
1 14 (15.56%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.67%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.22%) CMS
4 2 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.22%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.11%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.11%) IIS
5 1 (1.11%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 42 (46.67%) Azure
2 19 (21.11%) AWS
3 11 (12.22%) Power Platform
4 7 (7.78%) PaaS
5 3 (3.33%) GCP
5 3 (3.33%) Logic Apps
6 1 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.11%) IaaS
6 1 (1.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) Intranet
2 1 (1.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (23.33%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (21.11%) MySQL
5 18 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (17.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (13.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 11 (12.22%) OLTP
8 11 (12.22%) Power BI
9 10 (11.11%) DB2
9 10 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (10.00%) MongoDB
11 8 (8.89%) Hadoop
12 7 (7.78%) Oracle Database
13 6 (6.67%) NoSQL
13 6 (6.67%) Relational Database
14 5 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (5.56%) RDBMS
14 5 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
15 4 (4.44%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 16 (17.78%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.89%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.22%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.11%) GitLab
6 1 (1.11%) MbUnit
6 1 (1.11%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.11%) MSTest
6 1 (1.11%) NUnit
6 1 (1.11%) Selenium
6 1 (1.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 23 (25.56%) Finance
2 12 (13.33%) Retail
3 6 (6.67%) Retail Finance
4 3 (3.33%) Law
4 3 (3.33%) Legal
5 2 (2.22%) Advertising
6 1 (1.11%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 67 (74.44%) Developer
2 15 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 13 (14.44%) Senior Developer
4 11 (12.22%) Software Developer
5 10 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 8 (8.89%) Administrator
6 8 (8.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 8 (8.89%) Java Developer
7 6 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.56%) Java Scala Developer
8 5 (5.56%) Scala Developer
8 5 (5.56%) Senior SQL Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Analyst
9 4 (4.44%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Windows Administrator
10 3 (3.33%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.56%) .NET
2 19 (21.11%) Web Services
3 15 (16.67%) HTML
3 15 (16.67%) Spring
4 14 (15.56%) CSS
4 14 (15.56%) IBM Integration Bus
4 14 (15.56%) Play Framework
4 14 (15.56%) REST
4 14 (15.56%) SOAP
5 12 (13.33%) AngularJS
5 12 (13.33%) Java SE
6 10 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 9 (10.00%) .NET Framework
7 9 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (10.00%) Entity Framework
8 8 (8.89%) WCF
9 7 (7.78%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (6.67%) jQuery
11 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.78%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.33%) CMDB
3 3 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.22%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.22%) User Experience
5 1 (1.11%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.44%) Windows
2 10 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (2.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.22%) Business Intelligence
2 27 (30.00%) DevOps
3 26 (28.89%) ETL
4 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (21.11%) Scrum
7 16 (17.78%) MVC
7 16 (17.78%) Unit Testing
8 12 (13.33%) Data Governance
8 12 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (13.33%) Test Automation
9 11 (12.22%) Continuous Deployment
9 11 (12.22%) Performance Optimisation
10 10 (11.11%) Task Automation
10 10 (11.11%) Visualisation
11 9 (10.00%) Mentoring
12 8 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (7.78%) Data Visualisation
14 6 (6.67%) Kanban
14 6 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 49 (54.44%) SQL
2 22 (24.44%) C#
3 18 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 16 (17.78%) Java
5 15 (16.67%) Scala
6 13 (14.44%) JavaScript
7 12 (13.33%) PL/SQL
8 8 (8.89%) PowerShell
9 6 (6.67%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.33%) PHP
10 3 (3.33%) VBA
11 2 (2.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (2.22%) Python
11 2 (2.22%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.11%) C++
12 1 (1.11%) Go
12 1 (1.11%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (8.89%) Degree
2 5 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) MCP
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 15 (16.67%) Docker
2 9 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (22.22%) Kubernetes
2 9 (10.00%) Ansible
3 8 (8.89%) SCCM
4 3 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 20 (22.22%) Oracle
3 18 (20.00%) Tableau
4 14 (15.56%) IBM
5 9 (10.00%) VMware
6 8 (8.89%) RedGate
7 3 (3.33%) Actian
7 3 (3.33%) Cloudera
7 3 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.22%) Birst
8 2 (2.22%) SAP
8 2 (2.22%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.11%) Adobe
9 1 (1.11%) Cisco
9 1 (1.11%) Cognos
9 1 (1.11%) Google
9 1 (1.11%) Teradata
9 1 (1.11%) Unisys