Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Wales
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 23 15
Rank change year-on-year -2 -8 -5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 84 157 211
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 7.18% 8.66% 11.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.66% 35.12% 47.31%
Number of salaries quoted 70 141 185
10th Percentile £28,750 £21,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £31,375 £31,934 £32,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.88% +6.67% -6.25%
75th Percentile £44,188 £46,087 £47,500
90th Percentile £51,375 £48,750 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 274 447 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 23.42% 24.66% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 234 400 396
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £27,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £33,594 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,178 £39,197
Median % change year-on-year +0.76% +7.61% -2.01%
75th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,575 £56,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 -3 64 £37,000 -7.50% 28
West Wales +15 16 £32,500 -13.33% 4
North Wales -2 3 £32,500 -18.75% 11
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 50 (59.52%) Microsoft
1 50 (59.52%) Azure
2 47 (55.95%) SQL
3 40 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (46.43%) .NET
4 39 (46.43%) DevOps
5 37 (44.05%) C#
6 35 (41.67%) JavaScript
7 32 (38.10%) HTML
8 30 (35.71%) CSS
9 20 (23.81%) Scrum
9 20 (23.81%) ASP.NET Web API
10 19 (22.62%) T-SQL
10 19 (22.62%) Git (software)
10 19 (22.62%) .NET Framework
11 17 (20.24%) Process Improvement
11 17 (20.24%) ASP.NET
11 17 (20.24%) .NET Core
12 15 (17.86%) Microservices
12 15 (17.86%) Entity Framework
12 15 (17.86%) Test Automation
12 15 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (16.67%) Jenkins
13 14 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (15.48%) Java
14 13 (15.48%) JSON
14 13 (15.48%) Visual Studio Team System
14 13 (15.48%) Power BI
14 13 (15.48%) Power Platform
15 12 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 9 (10.71%) Confluence
1 9 (10.71%) WebSphere
2 8 (9.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 8 (9.52%) FileNet
2 8 (9.52%) LiveCycle
3 2 (2.38%) IIS
3 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.38%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.19%) Apache
4 1 (1.19%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 50 (59.52%) Azure
2 13 (15.48%) Power Platform
3 6 (7.14%) AWS
4 4 (4.76%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (3.57%) Azure Stack
6 1 (1.19%) IaaS
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (1.19%) PaaS
6 1 (1.19%) SaaS
6 1 (1.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) PBX
1 2 (2.38%) Skype
1 2 (2.38%) Unified Communications
1 2 (2.38%) WebEx
2 1 (1.19%) DHCP
2 1 (1.19%) DNS
2 1 (1.19%) IPsec
2 1 (1.19%) LAN
2 1 (1.19%) SMTP
2 1 (1.19%) SSH
2 1 (1.19%) SSL
2 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.19%) VoIP
2 1 (1.19%) VPN
2 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (15.48%) Power BI
3 12 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (13.10%) Relational Database
5 9 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (10.71%) Tableau
6 7 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (8.33%) MySQL
6 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (7.14%) RDBMS
7 6 (7.14%) SQL Server 2017
8 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (3.57%) Data Lake
10 2 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
10 2 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (2.38%) Snowflake Schema
11 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
11 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (22.62%) Git (software)
2 14 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 13 (15.48%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (13.10%) Maven
5 10 (11.90%) JIRA
6 9 (10.71%) Bitbucket
6 9 (10.71%) Selenium
6 9 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (9.52%) Artifactory
8 6 (7.14%) SpecFlow
9 4 (4.76%) Jasmine
10 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.19%) JUnit
11 1 (1.19%) Mockito
11 1 (1.19%) NUnit
11 1 (1.19%) Ranorex
11 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (9.52%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Advertising
2 5 (5.95%) Back Office
2 5 (5.95%) Law
2 5 (5.95%) Local Government
2 5 (5.95%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (4.76%) Retail
4 2 (2.38%) Automotive
4 2 (2.38%) Electronics
5 1 (1.19%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 47 (55.95%) Developer
2 30 (35.71%) .NET Developer
3 21 (25.00%) Analyst
4 11 (13.10%) C# Developer
5 10 (11.90%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (10.71%) Software Developer
7 8 (9.52%) Configuration Analyst
7 8 (9.52%) Senior Developer
7 8 (9.52%) Test Analyst
8 6 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
8 6 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (5.95%) Data Analyst
9 5 (5.95%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Django Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Java Developer
11 3 (3.57%) Junior .NET Developer
11 3 (3.57%) Junior Developer
11 3 (3.57%) SQL Developer
11 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (46.43%) .NET
2 32 (38.10%) HTML
3 30 (35.71%) CSS
4 20 (23.81%) ASP.NET Web API
5 19 (22.62%) .NET Framework
6 17 (20.24%) .NET Core
6 17 (20.24%) ASP.NET
7 15 (17.86%) Entity Framework
8 13 (15.48%) JSON
9 9 (10.71%) AngularJS
9 9 (10.71%) Dapper ORM
10 8 (9.52%) Web Services
11 7 (8.33%) HTML5
11 7 (8.33%) React
11 7 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (7.14%) CSS3
12 6 (7.14%) RESTful
13 5 (5.95%) NHibernate
13 5 (5.95%) Spring
14 4 (4.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Mobile App
1 5 (5.95%) User Experience
2 4 (4.76%) Algorithms
2 4 (4.76%) Wiki
3 2 (2.38%) BYOD
3 2 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.29%) Windows
2 11 (13.10%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (1.19%) Android
4 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (46.43%) DevOps
3 20 (23.81%) Scrum
4 17 (20.24%) Process Improvement
5 15 (17.86%) Microservices
5 15 (17.86%) Test Automation
6 14 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (13.10%) SDLC
8 10 (11.90%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (10.71%) MVC
9 9 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (9.52%) Configuration Management
10 8 (9.52%) ETL
10 8 (9.52%) Problem Management
11 7 (8.33%) Analytics
11 7 (8.33%) Data Management
11 7 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (7.14%) Software Engineering
12 6 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 47 (55.95%) SQL
2 37 (44.05%) C#
3 35 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 19 (22.62%) T-SQL
5 13 (15.48%) Java
6 12 (14.29%) Python
7 10 (11.90%) PowerShell
8 8 (9.52%) TypeScript
9 5 (5.95%) VB.NET
10 4 (4.76%) C++
11 2 (2.38%) C
11 2 (2.38%) Delphi
11 2 (2.38%) PHP
11 2 (2.38%) VBA
12 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.19%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (1.19%) Java 8
12 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (11.90%) SC Cleared
1 10 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.52%) Degree
3 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.76%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.57%) MCSD
6 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.38%) MCITP
6 2 (2.38%) MCP
6 2 (2.38%) MCSA
6 2 (2.38%) MCSE
6 2 (2.38%) MCTS
7 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.38%) Docker
2 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) MIIS
2 2 (2.38%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.19%) Ansible
3 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (59.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.71%) Oracle
3 8 (9.52%) Adobe
3 8 (9.52%) Blue Prism
3 8 (9.52%) IBM
3 8 (9.52%) ILOG
3 8 (9.52%) Kofax
4 7 (8.33%) Databricks
5 3 (3.57%) Cisco
5 3 (3.57%) VMware
6 2 (2.38%) Acme Packet
6 2 (2.38%) Polycom
6 2 (2.38%) Yealink
7 1 (1.19%) Aruba
7 1 (1.19%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.19%) Teradata