Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 9 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 342 412 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.24% 15.45% 15.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.37% 54.50% 54.04%
Number of salaries quoted 324 335 382
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,000 £23,775
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +2.41%

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 629 756 805
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 29.87% 28.36% 28.82%
Number of salaries quoted 564 644 687
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £54,844 £51,250 £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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -1 223 £39,000 +4.00% 9
West Wales +3 71 £37,500 +11.11% 7
North Wales +14 24 £37,500 +50.00% 2
Mid Wales -7 11 £42,750 - 1
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 219 (64.04%) .NET
2 210 (61.40%) C#
3 179 (52.34%) Agile Software Development
4 174 (50.88%) MVC
5 161 (47.08%) ASP.NET
6 142 (41.52%) Microsoft
7 134 (39.18%) SQL
8 126 (36.84%) JavaScript
9 104 (30.41%) HTML
10 90 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 89 (26.02%) CSS
12 83 (24.27%) ASP.NET Web API
13 82 (23.98%) TDD
14 79 (23.10%) .NET Framework
15 74 (21.64%) Visual Studio
16 69 (20.18%) Web Services
17 62 (18.13%) Scrum
18 60 (17.54%) Software Engineering
19 59 (17.25%) Team Foundation Server
20 57 (16.67%) IIS
21 56 (16.37%) Java
22 55 (16.08%) BDD
23 53 (15.50%) SQL Server 2012
24 52 (15.20%) RESTful
24 52 (15.20%) Web Development
24 52 (15.20%) Oracle
25 51 (14.91%) Windows
25 51 (14.91%) WCF
26 50 (14.62%) AngularJS
27 49 (14.33%) Test Automation

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 57 (16.67%) IIS
2 32 (9.36%) Tomcat
3 31 (9.06%) WebSphere
4 17 (4.97%) CMS
5 14 (4.09%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (2.92%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (2.34%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.75%) Umbraco
10 5 (1.46%) MS Exchange
11 4 (1.17%) JBoss
11 4 (1.17%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.58%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.58%) Sitefinity
14 1 (0.29%) JCAPS
14 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (4.97%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.29%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (7.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.75%) Oracle HRMS
3 3 (0.88%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 48 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.80%) Office 365
3 11 (3.22%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.22%) SaaS
4 3 (0.88%) PaaS
5 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.58%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.97%) SAN
2 11 (3.22%) Firewall
3 9 (2.63%) VPN
4 8 (2.34%) NAS
5 7 (2.05%) DNS
6 6 (1.75%) Internet
6 6 (1.75%) LAN
7 5 (1.46%) HTTP
7 5 (1.46%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.46%) WAN
7 5 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.88%) DHCP
8 3 (0.88%) H.323
8 3 (0.88%) VLAN
8 3 (0.88%) VoIP
9 2 (0.58%) Broadband
9 2 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.58%) IPsec
9 2 (0.58%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (15.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 41 (11.99%) SQL Server 2008
2 41 (11.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 40 (11.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (7.60%) SQL Server 2016
5 23 (6.73%) NoSQL
6 22 (6.43%) Relational Database
7 19 (5.56%) MongoDB
8 17 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (3.22%) Hadoop
9 11 (3.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (3.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (2.92%) MySQL
10 10 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (2.63%) MS Access
12 8 (2.34%) Big Data
13 7 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (1.46%) RDBMS
15 5 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 74 (21.64%) Visual Studio
2 59 (17.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (12.87%) Git (software)
4 39 (11.40%) Subversion
5 30 (8.77%) Eclipse
5 30 (8.77%) Maven
6 17 (4.97%) TeamCity
7 12 (3.51%) NUnit
8 10 (2.92%) Selenium
9 9 (2.63%) JIRA
10 6 (1.75%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.46%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (1.46%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (1.17%) Artifactory
12 4 (1.17%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.88%) IntelliJ
13 3 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.88%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.88%) Xcode
General
1 46 (13.45%) Finance
2 27 (7.89%) Manufacturing
3 19 (5.56%) Marketing
4 12 (3.51%) Advertising
5 10 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.63%) Electronics
6 9 (2.63%) Retail
7 6 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.88%) Games
8 3 (0.88%) Legal
9 2 (0.58%) Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 187 (54.68%) Developer
2 112 (32.75%) .NET Developer
3 58 (16.96%) C# Developer
4 46 (13.45%) C# .NET Developer
4 46 (13.45%) Software Developer
5 40 (11.70%) Software Engineer
6 32 (9.36%) .NET Software Developer
6 32 (9.36%) Senior Developer
7 27 (7.89%) Analyst
8 23 (6.73%) C# Software Developer
9 22 (6.43%) ASP.NET Developer
10 19 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 18 (5.26%) C# Software Engineer
11 18 (5.26%) SQL Developer
12 17 (4.97%) .NET Software Engineer
13 16 (4.68%) Administrator
13 16 (4.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 16 (4.68%) DBA
13 16 (4.68%) Senior .NET Developer
13 16 (4.68%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (64.04%) .NET
2 161 (47.08%) ASP.NET
3 104 (30.41%) HTML
4 90 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 89 (26.02%) CSS
6 83 (24.27%) ASP.NET Web API
7 79 (23.10%) .NET Framework
8 69 (20.18%) Web Services
9 52 (15.20%) RESTful
10 51 (14.91%) WCF
11 50 (14.62%) AngularJS
12 46 (13.45%) XML
13 41 (11.99%) jQuery
14 40 (11.70%) Entity Framework
14 40 (11.70%) REST
14 40 (11.70%) SOAP
15 30 (8.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 30 (8.77%) EJB
15 30 (8.77%) Hibernate
15 30 (8.77%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (9.36%) User Experience
3 24 (7.02%) Mainframe
4 20 (5.85%) Computer Science
5 14 (4.09%) Management Information System
5 14 (4.09%) N-Tier
6 13 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.34%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.75%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.75%) Replication
10 5 (1.46%) NHS
11 4 (1.17%) Clustering
11 4 (1.17%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.88%) Fintech
13 2 (0.58%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.58%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.58%) Mobile Computing
13 2 (0.58%) Tandem
14 1 (0.29%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.91%) Windows
2 22 (6.43%) Windows Server
3 21 (6.14%) Linux
4 15 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.22%) Unix
7 7 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.88%) Android
8 3 (0.88%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.58%) CentOS
9 2 (0.58%) Debian
9 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (52.34%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (50.88%) MVC
3 82 (23.98%) TDD
4 62 (18.13%) Scrum
5 60 (17.54%) Software Engineering
6 55 (16.08%) BDD
7 52 (15.20%) Web Development
8 49 (14.33%) SDLC
8 49 (14.33%) Test Automation
9 45 (13.16%) Unit Testing
10 44 (12.87%) Business Intelligence
11 33 (9.65%) ITIL
12 31 (9.06%) CRM
13 30 (8.77%) Continuous Deployment
14 28 (8.19%) Customer Insight
14 28 (8.19%) Performance Optimisation
15 25 (7.31%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 25 (7.31%) OO
15 25 (7.31%) Web Application Development
16 24 (7.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 210 (61.40%) C#
2 134 (39.18%) SQL
3 126 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 56 (16.37%) Java
5 46 (13.45%) T-SQL
6 32 (9.36%) VB.NET
7 15 (4.39%) Ruby
8 14 (4.09%) C++
9 10 (2.92%) PHP
9 10 (2.92%) TypeScript
10 8 (2.34%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.05%) VB
12 6 (1.75%) C
12 6 (1.75%) Python
13 4 (1.17%) Groovy
14 3 (0.88%) ES6
14 3 (0.88%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.88%) VBA
15 1 (0.29%) ABAP
15 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 40 (11.70%) Degree
2 19 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.75%) MCSE
5 4 (1.17%) MCSA
5 4 (1.17%) Postgraduate
6 3 (0.88%) CCNA
6 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.88%) MCITP
6 3 (0.88%) MCP
7 2 (0.58%) CCNP
7 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.29%) Avaya Certification
8 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (7.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 15 (4.39%) QA
4 14 (4.09%) SLA
5 3 (0.88%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (2.63%) vSphere
4 8 (2.34%) Docker
4 8 (2.34%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.88%) Firmware
6 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.58%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (1.17%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (0.88%) HAProxy
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (0.88%) SCCM
4 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.58%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.58%) WSUS
5 1 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.29%) SCOM
5 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.29%) SCSM
5 1 (0.29%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 142 (41.52%) Microsoft
2 52 (15.20%) Oracle
3 31 (9.06%) IBM
4 25 (7.31%) VMware
5 16 (4.68%) Cisco
6 15 (4.39%) SAP
6 15 (4.39%) Sitecore
7 6 (1.75%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.46%) SaltStack
9 4 (1.17%) Actian
9 4 (1.17%) Citrix
9 4 (1.17%) Dell
9 4 (1.17%) HP
9 4 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.17%) Splunk
10 3 (0.88%) Avaya
10 3 (0.88%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.58%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.58%) Tableau
11 2 (0.58%) Veeam