Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 9 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 291 444 442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.40% 18.94% 16.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.14% 56.35% 55.39%
Number of salaries quoted 250 399 388
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £51,375 £52,500 £45,550
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +4.82%

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 569 788 798
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 30.12% 33.62% 29.60%
Number of salaries quoted 485 665 682
Wales median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £25,950 £25,800 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £50,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -4 152 £37,500 - 44
West Wales +2 51 £40,000 - 8
North Wales +13 44 £35,000 +40.00% 13
Mid Wales -7 35 £42,500 +54.55% 2
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 159 (54.64%) C#
2 158 (54.30%) .NET
3 157 (53.95%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (42.27%) ASP.NET
5 115 (39.52%) MVC
6 113 (38.83%) SQL
7 98 (33.68%) Microsoft
8 91 (31.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 77 (26.46%) TDD
10 75 (25.77%) ASP.NET Web API
11 68 (23.37%) Scrum
12 64 (21.99%) Business Intelligence
12 64 (21.99%) SQL Server 2016
13 62 (21.31%) JavaScript
13 62 (21.31%) WCF
14 61 (20.96%) RESTful
15 60 (20.62%) BDD
16 59 (20.27%) Web Application Development
17 58 (19.93%) AngularJS
18 55 (18.90%) .NET Framework
19 54 (18.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 52 (17.87%) Microsoft Azure
20 52 (17.87%) HTML
21 49 (16.84%) CSS
22 47 (16.15%) Entity Framework
23 45 (15.46%) NoSQL
24 43 (14.78%) Oracle
24 43 (14.78%) Finance
24 43 (14.78%) Power BI
25 41 (14.09%) Team Foundation Server

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 17 (5.84%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.50%) CMS
3 11 (3.78%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (3.78%) IIS
3 11 (3.78%) Sitecore CMS
3 11 (3.78%) Umbraco
4 9 (3.09%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.09%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.06%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.03%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.03%) GeoServer
7 3 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.03%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.69%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.69%) Mule
8 2 (0.69%) Sitefinity
8 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 52 (17.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.47%) Office 365
4 8 (2.75%) IaaS
5 6 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (2.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 6 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (2.06%) OneDrive
5 6 (2.06%) SaaS
5 6 (2.06%) Serverless
6 5 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (1.72%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (1.72%) AWS OpsWorks
6 5 (1.72%) PaaS
6 5 (1.72%) Route 53
7 4 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.81%) DNS
2 13 (4.47%) Hyperconnected
2 13 (4.47%) Internet
3 8 (2.75%) SAN
4 4 (1.37%) LAN
4 4 (1.37%) WAN
5 3 (1.03%) DHCP
5 3 (1.03%) Firewall
5 3 (1.03%) Skype
5 3 (1.03%) SMS
6 2 (0.69%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.69%) VLAN
6 2 (0.69%) VPN
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.34%) HTTP
7 1 (0.34%) IPsec
7 1 (0.34%) NAS
7 1 (0.34%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (21.99%) SQL Server 2016
2 45 (15.46%) NoSQL
3 43 (14.78%) Power BI
4 41 (14.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (12.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (11.34%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (9.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (7.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 20 (6.87%) MongoDB
10 18 (6.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (5.50%) MySQL
12 13 (4.47%) Oracle Database
12 13 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (4.12%) Relational Database
13 12 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (3.78%) Big Data
15 10 (3.44%) GIS
16 9 (3.09%) OLAP
16 9 (3.09%) Oracle Database 10g
16 9 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 41 (14.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 40 (13.75%) Git (software)
3 38 (13.06%) Visual Studio
4 13 (4.47%) Selenium
5 10 (3.44%) Eclipse
5 10 (3.44%) JIRA
6 9 (3.09%) TeamCity
7 8 (2.75%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.75%) Subversion
8 5 (1.72%) Ant
8 5 (1.72%) Maven
8 5 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (1.37%) Bugzilla
9 4 (1.37%) JMeter
9 4 (1.37%) NetBeans
9 4 (1.37%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.69%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.69%) NUnit
10 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 43 (14.78%) Finance
2 19 (6.53%) Marketing
2 19 (6.53%) Retail
3 10 (3.44%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.75%) Advertising
5 6 (2.06%) Games
6 5 (1.72%) Electronics
6 5 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.69%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 176 (60.48%) Developer
2 114 (39.18%) .NET Developer
3 58 (19.93%) C# Developer
4 51 (17.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 40 (13.75%) ASP.NET Developer
5 40 (13.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 27 (9.28%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 25 (8.59%) Analyst
8 22 (7.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 20 (6.87%) SQL Developer
10 19 (6.53%) .NET Software Developer
11 18 (6.19%) Senior Developer
11 18 (6.19%) Software Developer
12 16 (5.50%) DBA
13 15 (5.15%) Junior
14 12 (4.12%) Junior Developer
14 12 (4.12%) SQL DBA
15 10 (3.44%) Cloud Engineer
15 10 (3.44%) Data Analyst
15 10 (3.44%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (54.30%) .NET
2 123 (42.27%) ASP.NET
3 91 (31.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 75 (25.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 62 (21.31%) WCF
6 61 (20.96%) RESTful
7 58 (19.93%) AngularJS
8 55 (18.90%) .NET Framework
9 54 (18.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 52 (17.87%) HTML
11 49 (16.84%) CSS
12 47 (16.15%) Entity Framework
13 37 (12.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 35 (12.03%) Node.js
15 33 (11.34%) Code First Entity Framework
15 33 (11.34%) KnockoutJS
16 25 (8.59%) jQuery
17 18 (6.19%) WPF
18 15 (5.15%) REST
18 15 (5.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.40%) Enterprise Software
2 27 (9.28%) Management Information System
3 22 (7.56%) Computer Science
4 21 (7.22%) Greenfield Project
5 20 (6.87%) User Experience
6 12 (4.12%) Fintech
7 11 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.78%) Mobile App
8 10 (3.44%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.72%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.72%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.72%) Tandem
10 4 (1.37%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.37%) NHS
11 3 (1.03%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.03%) Replication
11 3 (1.03%) Video\Live Streaming
11 3 (1.03%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 37 (12.71%) Windows
2 23 (7.90%) Linux
2 23 (7.90%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.41%) Unix
4 6 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.37%) Solaris
5 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.69%) CentOS
6 2 (0.69%) DC/OS
6 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) Debian
7 1 (0.34%) Fedora
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (53.95%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (39.52%) MVC
3 77 (26.46%) TDD
4 68 (23.37%) Scrum
5 64 (21.99%) Business Intelligence
6 60 (20.62%) BDD
7 59 (20.27%) Web Application Development
8 37 (12.71%) ITIL
9 32 (11.00%) Kanban
10 29 (9.97%) Continuous Improvement
11 28 (9.62%) SDLC
12 27 (9.28%) DevOps
12 27 (9.28%) Service Management
12 27 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (8.93%) Service Delivery
14 22 (7.56%) ETL
15 19 (6.53%) Dependency Injection
15 19 (6.53%) Mentoring
16 17 (5.84%) Test Automation
16 17 (5.84%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 159 (54.64%) C#
2 113 (38.83%) SQL
3 62 (21.31%) JavaScript
4 41 (14.09%) Ruby
5 30 (10.31%) T-SQL
6 25 (8.59%) VB.NET
7 16 (5.50%) Java
8 14 (4.81%) VB
9 13 (4.47%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.06%) F#
10 6 (2.06%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.72%) Python
11 5 (1.72%) VBA
12 4 (1.37%) C++
12 4 (1.37%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.03%) C
13 3 (1.03%) R
14 2 (0.69%) Groovy
14 2 (0.69%) Perl
14 2 (0.69%) X++
Qualifications
1 35 (12.03%) Degree
2 18 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (4.47%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (3.44%) MCSA
5 6 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.06%) HND
6 4 (1.37%) MCITP
7 3 (1.03%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.69%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.69%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.34%) CCNA
9 1 (0.34%) CCNP
9 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.34%) MCSE
9 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.25%) SLA
2 17 (5.84%) QA
3 15 (5.15%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.72%) GDPR
5 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (4.12%) Active Directory
1 12 (4.12%) Hyper-V
2 8 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.06%) Docker
4 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (2.06%) Kibana
1 6 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.06%) Puppet
1 6 (2.06%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (1.72%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.03%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.34%) Ansible
5 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.34%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.34%) SCCM
5 1 (0.34%) SCOM
5 1 (0.34%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.34%) SCSM
5 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 98 (33.68%) Microsoft
2 43 (14.78%) Oracle
3 14 (4.81%) VMware
4 11 (3.78%) Sitecore
5 8 (2.75%) Google
6 7 (2.41%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.06%) HP
7 6 (2.06%) SAP
7 6 (2.06%) Teradata
8 5 (1.72%) SaltStack
8 5 (1.72%) Veeam
9 4 (1.37%) 3PAR
9 4 (1.37%) Veritas
10 3 (1.03%) Actian
10 3 (1.03%) Informatica
10 3 (1.03%) Mapinfo
10 3 (1.03%) Sybase
10 3 (1.03%) Tableau
11 2 (0.69%) Splunk
11 2 (0.69%) Xamarin