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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 150 201 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.38% 15.49% 16.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 55.15% 56.78% 55.90%
Number of salaries quoted 138 173 198
Median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 272 354 424
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 27.90% 27.27% 29.51%
Number of salaries quoted 239 311 356
Median salary £38,125 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.97% +2.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -2 95 £37,500 - 8
West Wales +1 37 £39,375 +29.09% 7
North Wales +5 9 £40,000 +60.00% 3
Mid Wales -3 5 £43,000 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 264 (66.84%) .NET
2 248 (62.78%) C#
3 209 (52.91%) Agile Software Development
4 198 (50.13%) MVC
4 198 (50.13%) ASP.NET
5 184 (46.58%) Microsoft
6 173 (43.80%) SQL
7 124 (31.39%) JavaScript
8 123 (31.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 122 (30.89%) HTML
10 102 (25.82%) ASP.NET Web API
11 95 (24.05%) TDD
12 94 (23.80%) Scrum
13 92 (23.29%) CSS
14 88 (22.28%) Visual Studio
15 80 (20.25%) Windows
16 79 (20.00%) Web Services
17 76 (19.24%) SQL Server 2012
18 74 (18.73%) .NET Framework
19 66 (16.71%) Software Engineering
20 65 (16.46%) BDD
21 63 (15.95%) RESTful
22 59 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
23 57 (14.43%) T-SQL
23 57 (14.43%) Oracle
24 56 (14.18%) Java
24 56 (14.18%) IIS
24 56 (14.18%) Test Automation
25 55 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
26 54 (13.67%) 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 56 (14.18%) IIS
2 34 (8.61%) Tomcat
3 33 (8.35%) WebSphere
4 19 (4.81%) CMS
5 14 (3.54%) MS Exchange
6 13 (3.29%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (3.04%) SharePoint
8 11 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (2.78%) Sitecore CMS
8 11 (2.78%) Umbraco
9 10 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.25%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.25%) Documentum
11 1 (0.25%) FileNet
11 1 (0.25%) JCAPS
11 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (4.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.28%) Oracle HRMS
2 9 (2.28%) Sage 200
2 9 (2.28%) Sage 50
3 7 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.76%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.25%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 59 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (5.57%) Office 365
3 20 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.78%) SaaS
5 4 (1.01%) IaaS
5 4 (1.01%) PaaS
6 2 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.51%) G Suite
6 2 (0.51%) GitHub
7 1 (0.25%) MailChimp
7 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.54%) Firewall
2 11 (2.78%) DNS
3 9 (2.28%) Broadband
4 7 (1.77%) SAN
5 6 (1.52%) Internet
5 6 (1.52%) LAN
6 5 (1.27%) WAN
7 4 (1.01%) HTTP
7 4 (1.01%) NAS
8 3 (0.76%) DHCP
8 3 (0.76%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.76%) VLAN
9 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.51%) VPN
9 2 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (19.24%) SQL Server 2012
2 54 (13.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 45 (11.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (10.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 38 (9.62%) SQL Server 2014
6 26 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (5.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (5.32%) Relational Database
9 20 (5.06%) SQL Server 2016
10 19 (4.81%) MongoDB
11 15 (3.80%) MySQL
11 15 (3.80%) NoSQL
12 12 (3.04%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (2.78%) Big Data
14 10 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (2.03%) Hadoop
15 8 (2.03%) Power BI
15 8 (2.03%) RavenDB
16 7 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
17 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 88 (22.28%) Visual Studio
2 55 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (12.41%) Git (software)
4 47 (11.90%) Subversion
5 33 (8.35%) Eclipse
6 32 (8.10%) Maven
7 16 (4.05%) NUnit
8 11 (2.78%) Selenium
8 11 (2.78%) TeamCity
9 10 (2.53%) SpecFlow
10 9 (2.28%) Cucumber
11 8 (2.03%) JIRA
12 6 (1.52%) Artifactory
12 6 (1.52%) Mercurial
12 6 (1.52%) MSTest
13 5 (1.27%) IntelliJ
13 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
15 3 (0.76%) Rhino Mocks
15 3 (0.76%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (11.90%) Finance
2 28 (7.09%) Advertising
3 27 (6.84%) Manufacturing
4 18 (4.56%) Marketing
5 16 (4.05%) Retail
6 12 (3.04%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.01%) Electronics
8 3 (0.76%) Games
9 2 (0.51%) Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Law
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 224 (56.71%) Developer
2 143 (36.20%) .NET Developer
3 61 (15.44%) C# Developer
4 43 (10.89%) C# .NET Developer
4 43 (10.89%) Software Engineer
5 39 (9.87%) Software Developer
6 36 (9.11%) Senior Developer
7 35 (8.86%) Analyst
8 26 (6.58%) .NET Software Developer
9 24 (6.08%) ASP.NET Developer
9 24 (6.08%) SQL Developer
10 21 (5.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 21 (5.32%) C# Software Developer
11 20 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 19 (4.81%) C# Software Engineer
13 18 (4.56%) .NET Software Engineer
13 18 (4.56%) Senior .NET Developer
14 15 (3.80%) Java Engineer
14 15 (3.80%) Java Software Engineer
14 15 (3.80%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (66.84%) .NET
2 198 (50.13%) ASP.NET
3 123 (31.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 122 (30.89%) HTML
5 102 (25.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 92 (23.29%) CSS
7 79 (20.00%) Web Services
8 74 (18.73%) .NET Framework
9 63 (15.95%) RESTful
10 52 (13.16%) REST
11 50 (12.66%) XML
12 46 (11.65%) jQuery
12 46 (11.65%) SOAP
12 46 (11.65%) WCF
13 45 (11.39%) AngularJS
14 36 (9.11%) Hibernate
14 36 (9.11%) Spring
15 34 (8.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 34 (8.61%) Entity Framework
15 34 (8.61%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (8.86%) User Experience
3 27 (6.84%) Greenfield Project
4 24 (6.08%) Mainframe
5 20 (5.06%) Management Information System
6 18 (4.56%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (3.80%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.03%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.77%) Fintech
9 7 (1.77%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.77%) Replication
10 6 (1.52%) NHS
11 5 (1.27%) Clustering
12 3 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.51%) Data Centre
14 1 (0.25%) Device Driver
14 1 (0.25%) EPoS
14 1 (0.25%) Fat Client
14 1 (0.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 80 (20.25%) Windows
2 32 (8.10%) Windows Server
3 19 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (4.56%) Linux
5 17 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (2.53%) Unix
8 5 (1.27%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.01%) Android
10 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.76%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.51%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (52.91%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (50.13%) MVC
3 95 (24.05%) TDD
4 94 (23.80%) Scrum
5 66 (16.71%) Software Engineering
6 65 (16.46%) BDD
7 56 (14.18%) Test Automation
8 49 (12.41%) Unit Testing
9 45 (11.39%) Web Development
10 44 (11.14%) Business Intelligence
11 41 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (9.62%) SDLC
13 37 (9.37%) Web Application Development
14 36 (9.11%) OO
15 33 (8.35%) Continuous Deployment
16 31 (7.85%) Customer Insight
16 31 (7.85%) Performance Optimisation
17 27 (6.84%) Mentoring
18 26 (6.58%) CRM
18 26 (6.58%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 248 (62.78%) C#
2 173 (43.80%) SQL
3 124 (31.39%) JavaScript
4 57 (14.43%) T-SQL
5 56 (14.18%) Java
6 34 (8.61%) VB.NET
7 11 (2.78%) PHP
8 10 (2.53%) TypeScript
8 10 (2.53%) VB
9 9 (2.28%) Ruby
10 8 (2.03%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.52%) C
11 6 (1.52%) C++
11 6 (1.52%) Python
12 3 (0.76%) ES6
12 3 (0.76%) Groovy
12 3 (0.76%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.51%) Perl
14 1 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 42 (10.63%) Degree
2 13 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.52%) MCSA
4 6 (1.52%) Postgraduate
5 5 (1.27%) MCSE
6 3 (0.76%) CCNA
6 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.51%) CCNP
7 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.51%) MCP
7 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.25%) HND
8 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (7.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 14 (3.54%) QA
3 14 (3.54%) SLA
4 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (6.08%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.06%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.78%) Docker
5 6 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.27%) XenServer
7 3 (0.76%) Firmware
8 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.51%) vCloud
8 2 (0.51%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (0.76%) HAProxy
2 3 (0.76%) NetBackup
2 3 (0.76%) SCCM
2 3 (0.76%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.51%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.51%) vRealize
3 2 (0.51%) WSUS
4 1 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.25%) SCOM
4 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.25%) SCSM
Vendors
1 184 (46.58%) Microsoft
2 57 (14.43%) Oracle
3 34 (8.61%) IBM
4 31 (7.85%) VMware
5 16 (4.05%) Sitecore
6 10 (2.53%) Dell
6 10 (2.53%) Sage
6 10 (2.53%) SAP
7 9 (2.28%) Cisco
8 8 (2.03%) Facebook
9 7 (1.77%) HP
9 7 (1.77%) Xamarin
10 6 (1.52%) Veeam
11 5 (1.27%) Google
12 4 (1.01%) EqualLogic
12 4 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.01%) Sybase
13 3 (0.76%) MuleSoft
13 3 (0.76%) SaltStack
13 3 (0.76%) Veritas
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £46000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Deeside, Clwyd
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Cardiff DT
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Colston Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Link Financial
Salary: £20000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Cardiff DT
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
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Supertemps
Salary: £25,000 - £32,000 dependent on experience
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 25 days holiday, flexi time
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