Period
to 21 May 2018

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 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 267 410 456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.79% 19.95% 17.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.90% 58.40% 58.76%
Number of salaries quoted 218 368 396
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,600 £21,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,150 £46,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 546 702 776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 30.25% 34.16% 29.15%
Number of salaries quoted 443 588 670
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £54,080 £50,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 May 2018.

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 May 2018. 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 -3 144 £42,500 +6.25% 31
West Wales +2 45 £40,000 - 3
Mid Wales -3 42 £38,000 -11.63%
North Wales -1 35 £38,000 +1.33% 2
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, 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.

1 143 (53.56%) C#
2 142 (53.18%) .NET
3 141 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (41.20%) MVC
5 107 (40.07%) SQL
5 107 (40.07%) ASP.NET
6 94 (35.21%) Microsoft
7 76 (28.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 72 (26.97%) Problem-Solving
9 65 (24.34%) Business Intelligence
10 63 (23.60%) TDD
11 62 (23.22%) JavaScript
12 58 (21.72%) Finance
13 57 (21.35%) HTML
13 57 (21.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 55 (20.60%) Enterprise Software
15 54 (20.22%) Scrum
16 51 (19.10%) Oracle
16 51 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure
17 49 (18.35%) AngularJS
17 49 (18.35%) CSS
18 48 (17.98%) ASP.NET Web API
18 48 (17.98%) SQL Server 2016
19 43 (16.10%) ITIL
20 42 (15.73%) Web Application Development
20 42 (15.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
21 41 (15.36%) BDD
22 40 (14.98%) RESTful
22 40 (14.98%) Management Information System
22 40 (14.98%) Power BI

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 18 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.87%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (4.12%) MS Exchange
4 10 (3.75%) CMS
5 8 (3.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (3.00%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.62%) IIS
7 5 (1.87%) ArcGIS
7 5 (1.87%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.50%) GeoServer
9 3 (1.12%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.75%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.37%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.37%) Mule
11 1 (0.37%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.37%) nginx
11 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 51 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (10.49%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (6.37%) Office 365
4 9 (3.37%) SaaS
5 4 (1.50%) PaaS
6 3 (1.12%) IaaS
6 3 (1.12%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.75%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.12%) DNS
2 14 (5.24%) Hyperconnected
2 14 (5.24%) Internet
3 12 (4.49%) Firewall
4 7 (2.62%) DHCP
5 6 (2.25%) SAN
6 3 (1.12%) VPN
7 2 (0.75%) NAS
7 2 (0.75%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.37%) HTTP
8 1 (0.37%) LAN
8 1 (0.37%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.37%) Network Security
8 1 (0.37%) VLAN
8 1 (0.37%) VoIP
8 1 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (21.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 48 (17.98%) SQL Server 2016
3 40 (14.98%) Power BI
4 38 (14.23%) NoSQL
5 36 (13.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (13.11%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (11.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (9.36%) Relational Database
8 25 (9.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (6.37%) MySQL
9 17 (6.37%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (5.99%) Oracle Database
11 12 (4.49%) GIS
12 10 (3.75%) MongoDB
12 10 (3.75%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (3.75%) Oracle Database 12c
13 9 (3.37%) DB2
13 9 (3.37%) Redis
13 9 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (11.24%) Visual Studio
2 29 (10.86%) Git (software)
3 22 (8.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (4.49%) JIRA
5 8 (3.00%) Selenium
6 5 (1.87%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.50%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.12%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.12%) NUnit
8 3 (1.12%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.12%) Subversion
8 3 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.75%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.75%) JMeter
9 2 (0.75%) MbUnit
9 2 (0.75%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.75%) MSTest
9 2 (0.75%) NetBeans
9 2 (0.75%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 58 (21.72%) Finance
2 9 (3.37%) Advertising
2 9 (3.37%) Marketing
3 8 (3.00%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.00%) Retail
4 5 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.50%) Electronics
6 2 (0.75%) Law
6 2 (0.75%) Legal
6 2 (0.75%) Local Government
6 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.37%) Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 162 (60.67%) Developer
2 90 (33.71%) .NET Developer
3 66 (24.72%) C# Developer
4 55 (20.60%) C# .NET Developer
5 46 (17.23%) ASP.NET Developer
5 46 (17.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 26 (9.74%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 25 (9.36%) Analyst
8 23 (8.61%) SQL Developer
9 22 (8.24%) Senior Developer
10 16 (5.99%) Software Developer
11 14 (5.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 14 (5.24%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (4.87%) Consultant
12 13 (4.87%) DBA
13 12 (4.49%) Database Engineer
14 11 (4.12%) .NET Software Developer
14 11 (4.12%) Senior .NET Developer
14 11 (4.12%) Senior C# Developer
14 11 (4.12%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (53.18%) .NET
2 107 (40.07%) ASP.NET
3 76 (28.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 57 (21.35%) HTML
5 49 (18.35%) AngularJS
5 49 (18.35%) CSS
6 48 (17.98%) ASP.NET Web API
7 42 (15.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 40 (14.98%) RESTful
9 38 (14.23%) WCF
10 34 (12.73%) .NET Framework
11 33 (12.36%) Entity Framework
12 31 (11.61%) Web Services
13 28 (10.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 27 (10.11%) Node.js
15 25 (9.36%) Code First Entity Framework
16 23 (8.61%) REST
17 22 (8.24%) SOAP
18 18 (6.74%) jQuery
18 18 (6.74%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 55 (20.60%) Enterprise Software
2 40 (14.98%) Management Information System
3 24 (8.99%) User Experience
4 23 (8.61%) Greenfield Project
5 20 (7.49%) Fintech
6 16 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (4.12%) Computer Science
8 8 (3.00%) Mobile App
9 7 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (2.62%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.87%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.50%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.50%) NHS
11 4 (1.50%) Replication
12 3 (1.12%) Clustering
13 2 (0.75%) PKI
13 2 (0.75%) Xbox
14 1 (0.37%) Credit Risk
14 1 (0.37%) Data Centre
14 1 (0.37%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (14.61%) Windows
2 23 (8.61%) Windows Server
3 20 (7.49%) Linux
4 5 (1.87%) Unix
4 5 (1.87%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.50%) Android
5 4 (1.50%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.50%) Solaris
6 2 (0.75%) CentOS
6 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Fedora
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (41.20%) MVC
3 72 (26.97%) Problem-Solving
4 65 (24.34%) Business Intelligence
5 63 (23.60%) TDD
6 54 (20.22%) Scrum
7 43 (16.10%) ITIL
8 42 (15.73%) Web Application Development
9 41 (15.36%) BDD
10 39 (14.61%) Continuous Improvement
11 35 (13.11%) Project Management
12 32 (11.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (11.61%) Mentoring
14 29 (10.86%) Decision-Making
14 29 (10.86%) Service Delivery
14 29 (10.86%) Service Management
15 27 (10.11%) ETL
16 23 (8.61%) Proactive Management
17 20 (7.49%) ITSM
17 20 (7.49%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 143 (53.56%) C#
2 107 (40.07%) SQL
3 62 (23.22%) JavaScript
4 32 (11.99%) Ruby
5 31 (11.61%) PowerShell
5 31 (11.61%) T-SQL
6 24 (8.99%) VB.NET
7 23 (8.61%) Java
8 16 (5.99%) VB
9 12 (4.49%) PL/SQL
9 12 (4.49%) Python
10 8 (3.00%) PHP
11 7 (2.62%) VBA
12 5 (1.87%) C++
13 4 (1.50%) Perl
13 4 (1.50%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.12%) C
14 3 (1.12%) R
15 2 (0.75%) Java 8
16 1 (0.37%) Julia
Qualifications
1 37 (13.86%) Degree
2 33 (12.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (7.87%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (4.87%) Postgraduate
5 12 (4.49%) MCSA
6 10 (3.75%) MCITP
7 7 (2.62%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.62%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.75%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.37%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.37%) CCNP
9 1 (0.37%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.37%) CITP
9 1 (0.37%) HND
9 1 (0.37%) MCSE
9 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.99%) SLA
2 17 (6.37%) Data Quality
3 8 (3.00%) QA
4 7 (2.62%) GDPR
5 2 (0.75%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (6.37%) Active Directory
3 15 (5.62%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.75%) Docker
5 4 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.50%) VMware Server
6 3 (1.12%) vSphere
7 2 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.37%) XenApp
8 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (3.75%) NetBackup
2 6 (2.25%) SCCM
2 6 (2.25%) SCOM
3 4 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.75%) Ansible
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.37%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.37%) Puppet
5 1 (0.37%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.37%) SCSM
5 1 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 94 (35.21%) Microsoft
2 51 (19.10%) Oracle
3 20 (7.49%) VMware
4 13 (4.87%) HP
5 12 (4.49%) Teradata
6 11 (4.12%) Veeam
7 10 (3.75%) 3PAR
8 9 (3.37%) Veritas
9 6 (2.25%) Tableau
10 5 (1.87%) SAP
10 5 (1.87%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.87%) Sybase
11 4 (1.50%) Apple
11 4 (1.50%) Cisco
11 4 (1.50%) Cognos
11 4 (1.50%) Mapinfo
11 4 (1.50%) McAfee
11 4 (1.50%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.12%) Citrix
12 3 (1.12%) Red Hat