Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 10 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 280 415 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.53% 15.73% 16.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.73% 54.89% 55.42%
Number of salaries quoted 267 340 388
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% -
10th Percentile £23,150 £24,250 £23,425
90th Percentile £54,188 £48,750 £45,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.41%

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 531 756 812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 27.56% 28.65% 29.17%
Number of salaries quoted 491 637 683
Wales median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,250 £23,550
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 October 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 21 October 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 -1 165 £37,000 +2.78% 10
West Wales +3 72 £37,500 +7.14% 2
North Wales +12 17 £37,500 +50.00% 3
Mid Wales -7 14 £42,500 +54.55% 1
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 158 (56.43%) .NET
2 153 (54.64%) C#
3 123 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (43.21%) MVC
5 117 (41.79%) Microsoft
6 110 (39.29%) ASP.NET
7 103 (36.79%) SQL
8 94 (33.57%) JavaScript
9 80 (28.57%) HTML
10 73 (26.07%) CSS
11 56 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 53 (18.93%) Scrum
13 51 (18.21%) Windows
13 51 (18.21%) .NET Framework
14 49 (17.50%) WCF
15 48 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
15 48 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
16 47 (16.79%) Oracle
16 47 (16.79%) Finance
17 46 (16.43%) Microsoft Azure
18 44 (15.71%) ASP.NET Web API
19 42 (15.00%) Web Development
20 41 (14.64%) TDD
21 40 (14.29%) ITIL
21 40 (14.29%) AngularJS
21 40 (14.29%) SDLC
22 38 (13.57%) Degree
23 36 (12.86%) Visual Studio
24 35 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
24 35 (12.50%) Entity Framework

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 22 (7.86%) IIS
2 17 (6.07%) CMS
3 10 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (2.50%) Umbraco
6 6 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.14%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.14%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.79%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.43%) JBoss
9 3 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.07%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.07%) Sitefinity
9 3 (1.07%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.07%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.71%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.36%) JCAPS
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (6.43%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 17 (6.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 46 (16.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.86%) IaaS
3 8 (2.86%) Office 365
3 8 (2.86%) SaaS
4 5 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (1.79%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (1.79%) AWS OpsWorks
4 5 (1.79%) Route 53
4 5 (1.79%) Serverless
5 4 (1.43%) PaaS
6 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.71%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.71%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.36%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.14%) SAN
2 14 (5.00%) DNS
3 9 (3.21%) NAS
3 9 (3.21%) VPN
4 7 (2.50%) Firewall
4 7 (2.50%) Internet
5 6 (2.14%) LAN
5 6 (2.14%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.14%) WAN
6 4 (1.43%) HTTP
6 4 (1.43%) Hyperconnected
6 4 (1.43%) SMS
7 3 (1.07%) H.323
7 3 (1.07%) Skype
7 3 (1.07%) VoIP
7 3 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.71%) DHCP
8 2 (0.71%) IPsec
8 2 (0.71%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 31 (11.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (10.36%) SQL Server 2016
4 26 (9.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (8.21%) NoSQL
6 18 (6.43%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (6.43%) MongoDB
7 17 (6.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (5.36%) SQL Server 2014
9 14 (5.00%) MySQL
10 11 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (3.93%) Relational Database
11 8 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (2.50%) Hadoop
12 7 (2.50%) Ingres
12 7 (2.50%) MS Access
12 7 (2.50%) Power BI
13 6 (2.14%) Big Data
13 6 (2.14%) Oracle Exadata
14 5 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 48 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (12.86%) Visual Studio
3 31 (11.07%) Git (software)
4 13 (4.64%) TeamCity
5 9 (3.21%) Selenium
6 6 (2.14%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.14%) JIRA
6 6 (2.14%) Maven
6 6 (2.14%) Subversion
7 5 (1.79%) Ant
7 5 (1.79%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.43%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.07%) NUnit
9 3 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.71%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.71%) Moq
11 1 (0.36%) MSTest
11 1 (0.36%) NMock
General
1 47 (16.79%) Finance
2 20 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 20 (7.14%) Retail
3 15 (5.36%) Marketing
4 8 (2.86%) Electronics
4 8 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.79%) Advertising
7 3 (1.07%) Games
7 3 (1.07%) Law
7 3 (1.07%) Legal
8 2 (0.71%) Banking
8 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 156 (55.71%) Developer
2 98 (35.00%) .NET Developer
3 51 (18.21%) C# Developer
4 40 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 35 (12.50%) Software Developer
6 27 (9.64%) .NET Software Developer
7 25 (8.93%) Analyst
8 23 (8.21%) Senior Developer
9 22 (7.86%) ASP.NET Developer
10 20 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 20 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
11 15 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 15 (5.36%) DBA
11 15 (5.36%) Support Engineer
12 14 (5.00%) Administrator
13 12 (4.29%) Senior .NET Developer
13 12 (4.29%) VB.NET Developer
14 11 (3.93%) Graduate Developer
14 11 (3.93%) SQL DBA
14 11 (3.93%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (56.43%) .NET
2 110 (39.29%) ASP.NET
3 80 (28.57%) HTML
4 73 (26.07%) CSS
5 56 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 51 (18.21%) .NET Framework
7 49 (17.50%) WCF
8 44 (15.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 40 (14.29%) AngularJS
10 35 (12.50%) Entity Framework
11 27 (9.64%) jQuery
12 25 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 25 (8.93%) XML
13 24 (8.57%) Web Services
14 23 (8.21%) RESTful
15 22 (7.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 22 (7.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 21 (7.50%) WPF
17 19 (6.79%) HTML5
17 19 (6.79%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.93%) N-Tier
5 9 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.86%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.50%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.50%) User Experience
8 5 (1.79%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.79%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.79%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.79%) Replication
9 4 (1.43%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.07%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.07%) NHS
11 2 (0.71%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.71%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (18.21%) Windows
2 29 (10.36%) Windows Server
3 25 (8.93%) Linux
4 13 (4.64%) Unix
5 12 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.71%) CentOS
8 2 (0.71%) Debian
9 1 (0.36%) Android
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (43.21%) MVC
3 53 (18.93%) Scrum
4 48 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
5 42 (15.00%) Web Development
6 41 (14.64%) TDD
7 40 (14.29%) ITIL
7 40 (14.29%) SDLC
8 26 (9.29%) CRM
9 25 (8.93%) Software Engineering
10 24 (8.57%) BDD
10 24 (8.57%) Web Application Development
11 21 (7.50%) OO
12 20 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (6.43%) ETL
13 18 (6.43%) Mentoring
13 18 (6.43%) OOP
13 18 (6.43%) Problem Management
14 17 (6.07%) Test Automation
15 14 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 153 (54.64%) C#
2 103 (36.79%) SQL
3 94 (33.57%) JavaScript
4 29 (10.36%) T-SQL
5 27 (9.64%) VB.NET
6 22 (7.86%) Java
7 14 (5.00%) C++
8 13 (4.64%) Ruby
9 8 (2.86%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.50%) VB
11 5 (1.79%) PHP
11 5 (1.79%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.07%) VBA
13 2 (0.71%) C
13 2 (0.71%) Groovy
13 2 (0.71%) Python
13 2 (0.71%) X++
14 1 (0.36%) ABAP
14 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 38 (13.57%) Degree
2 15 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.14%) MCITP
5 3 (1.07%) MCP
5 3 (1.07%) MCSE
6 2 (0.71%) MCSA
7 1 (0.36%) Avaya Certification
7 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.86%) SLA
2 13 (4.64%) QA
3 6 (2.14%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.36%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (7.86%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.93%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.86%) vSphere
6 3 (1.07%) Docker
7 1 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.79%) Oracle ZFS
2 5 (1.79%) Puppet
3 4 (1.43%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.71%) SCCM
5 2 (0.71%) SCOM
5 2 (0.71%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.71%) SCSM
6 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 117 (41.79%) Microsoft
2 47 (16.79%) Oracle
3 25 (8.93%) VMware
4 13 (4.64%) Sitecore
5 12 (4.29%) Cisco
6 10 (3.57%) SAP
7 7 (2.50%) Actian
7 7 (2.50%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.14%) SaltStack
8 6 (2.14%) Splunk
9 5 (1.79%) HP
9 5 (1.79%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.43%) Citrix
11 3 (1.07%) Avaya
11 3 (1.07%) Cloudera
11 3 (1.07%) DevExpress
11 3 (1.07%) Informatica
11 3 (1.07%) Teradata
11 3 (1.07%) Veeam
11 3 (1.07%) Veritas