Period
to 16 June 2019

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 16 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 11 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 196 281 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.60% 15.20% 19.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.34% 50.18% 59.76%
Number of salaries quoted 183 230 363
Wales median annual salary £36,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £25,250 £28,675 £26,800
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £51,850
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 442 560 671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 26.17% 30.29% 32.86%
Number of salaries quoted 401 442 565
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,525 £26,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £54,048
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -

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 16 June 2019.

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 16 June 2019. 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 -1 159 £37,500 -11.76% 11
West Wales -8 16 £43,750 +9.38% 2
North Wales -7 13 £45,000 +18.42% 1
Mid Wales +9 8 £32,500 -14.47%
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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 99 (50.51%) SQL
2 81 (41.33%) C#
3 74 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (36.73%) JavaScript
4 72 (36.73%) .NET
5 66 (33.67%) HTML
6 56 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 53 (27.04%) CSS
7 53 (27.04%) Microsoft Azure
8 49 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 45 (22.96%) MVC
10 40 (20.41%) Business Intelligence
10 40 (20.41%) jQuery
11 37 (18.88%) Git (software)
12 36 (18.37%) Oracle
13 34 (17.35%) Finance
14 33 (16.84%) Degree
14 33 (16.84%) Java
15 32 (16.33%) XML
16 28 (14.29%) Web Services
17 26 (13.27%) AngularJS
17 26 (13.27%) Relational Database
18 24 (12.24%) SOAP
18 24 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
19 23 (11.73%) Windows
19 23 (11.73%) T-SQL
19 23 (11.73%) Hibernate
19 23 (11.73%) Scrum
19 23 (11.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 23 (11.73%) Spring

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 15 (7.65%) Tomcat
1 15 (7.65%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.08%) OpenStack
3 7 (3.57%) Apache
3 7 (3.57%) IIS
3 7 (3.57%) SAS
4 6 (3.06%) Confluence
5 5 (2.55%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.04%) Appian
7 3 (1.53%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.53%) WordPress
8 2 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.02%) SugarCRM
8 2 (1.02%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.51%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.51%) SPSS
3 1 (0.51%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.51%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 53 (27.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (8.67%) GitHub
4 16 (8.16%) Power Platform
5 11 (5.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (5.10%) IaaS
7 8 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (4.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 8 (4.08%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (4.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 8 (4.08%) Serverless
8 7 (3.57%) Office 365
9 6 (3.06%) SaaS
10 3 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.53%) PaaS
11 2 (1.02%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.10%) DNS
2 6 (3.06%) SAN
3 5 (2.55%) HTTP
4 4 (2.04%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.53%) NAS
5 3 (1.53%) VPN
6 2 (1.02%) DHCP
6 2 (1.02%) Firewall
6 2 (1.02%) SSL
6 2 (1.02%) VLAN
7 1 (0.51%) Hyperconnected
7 1 (0.51%) Internet
7 1 (0.51%) LAN
7 1 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.51%) SNMP
7 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.51%) WAN
7 1 (0.51%) Wireless
7 1 (0.51%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.27%) Relational Database
2 24 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (11.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (9.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (9.18%) MySQL
6 16 (8.16%) Azure SQL Database
6 16 (8.16%) Power BI
7 14 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (5.61%) Informix
8 11 (5.61%) MS Access
8 11 (5.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (5.10%) Big Data
9 10 (5.10%) DB2
10 9 (4.59%) NoSQL
10 9 (4.59%) Redis
11 7 (3.57%) RDBMS
12 6 (3.06%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (2.04%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 37 (18.88%) Git (software)
2 23 (11.73%) Jenkins
3 17 (8.67%) Visual Studio
4 16 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (6.12%) Eclipse
6 11 (5.61%) JIRA
6 11 (5.61%) Subversion
7 9 (4.59%) Selenium
8 8 (4.08%) Liquibase
9 7 (3.57%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.04%) AccuRev
10 4 (2.04%) Fiddler
10 4 (2.04%) Maven
10 4 (2.04%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.02%) MbUnit
11 2 (1.02%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.02%) MSTest
11 2 (1.02%) NUnit
11 2 (1.02%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (17.35%) Finance
2 12 (6.12%) Advertising
3 9 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.08%) Banking
4 8 (4.08%) Marketing
5 7 (3.57%) Retail
6 4 (2.04%) Billing
7 3 (1.53%) Welsh Language
8 2 (1.02%) Games
8 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.02%) Retail Finance
9 1 (0.51%) Law
9 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 123 (62.76%) Developer
2 27 (13.78%) Junior
3 25 (12.76%) .NET Developer
4 24 (12.24%) Software Developer
5 20 (10.20%) Analyst
6 19 (9.69%) Junior Developer
7 18 (9.18%) C# Developer
7 18 (9.18%) Web Developer
8 15 (7.65%) Senior Developer
9 14 (7.14%) Java Developer
10 13 (6.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 10 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (5.10%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (4.59%) Test Engineer
13 8 (4.08%) Analyst Programmer
13 8 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
13 8 (4.08%) Programmer
13 8 (4.08%) Senior Analyst Programmer
13 8 (4.08%) Senior Programmer
13 8 (4.08%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (36.73%) .NET
2 66 (33.67%) HTML
3 53 (27.04%) CSS
4 49 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 40 (20.41%) jQuery
6 32 (16.33%) XML
7 28 (14.29%) Web Services
8 26 (13.27%) AngularJS
9 24 (12.24%) SOAP
10 23 (11.73%) Hibernate
10 23 (11.73%) Spring
11 21 (10.71%) HTML5
12 20 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (9.69%) J2EE
14 18 (9.18%) .NET Framework
15 14 (7.14%) RESTful
16 13 (6.63%) .NET Core
17 12 (6.12%) Entity Framework
18 11 (5.61%) JSON
18 11 (5.61%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (5.10%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (4.59%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.57%) User Experience
5 5 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.55%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.53%) NHS
7 2 (1.02%) Clustering
8 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.51%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.51%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.73%) Windows
2 16 (8.16%) Linux
3 8 (4.08%) CentOS
3 8 (4.08%) Fedora
3 8 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.06%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.51%) Android
7 1 (0.51%) Unix
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (22.96%) MVC
3 40 (20.41%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (11.73%) Scrum
4 23 (11.73%) Unit Testing
5 22 (11.22%) DevOps
6 21 (10.71%) Web Development
7 18 (9.18%) Test Automation
8 17 (8.67%) Software Engineering
9 15 (7.65%) Mentoring
10 14 (7.14%) ETL
11 13 (6.63%) Project Management
12 12 (6.12%) Analytics
13 9 (4.59%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (4.59%) Fintech
13 9 (4.59%) Microservices
13 9 (4.59%) Test Management
14 8 (4.08%) Feasibility Study
14 8 (4.08%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (4.08%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (50.51%) SQL
2 81 (41.33%) C#
3 72 (36.73%) JavaScript
4 33 (16.84%) Java
5 23 (11.73%) T-SQL
6 22 (11.22%) Python
7 16 (8.16%) PHP
8 11 (5.61%) Groovy
9 8 (4.08%) C++
9 8 (4.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 8 (4.08%) Ruby
10 6 (3.06%) TypeScript
10 6 (3.06%) VBA
11 4 (2.04%) VB
12 3 (1.53%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.02%) CFML
13 2 (1.02%) Delphi
14 1 (0.51%) R
14 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.51%) VB6
Qualifications
1 33 (16.84%) Degree
2 12 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.02%) MCITP
4 2 (1.02%) MCSE
5 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.51%) MCP
5 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.12%) QA
2 5 (2.55%) GDPR
3 4 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.53%) SLA
5 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (6.63%) Docker
2 5 (2.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.02%) vSphere
4 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (5.61%) Kubernetes
2 9 (4.59%) Single Sign-On
3 8 (4.08%) Ansible
3 8 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (4.08%) Puppet
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 56 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 36 (18.37%) Oracle
3 17 (8.67%) IBM
4 10 (5.10%) Google
5 8 (4.08%) Guidewire
5 8 (4.08%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.06%) Xamarin
7 5 (2.55%) VMware
8 4 (2.04%) Kofax
8 4 (2.04%) Tableau
8 4 (2.04%) UiPath
9 3 (1.53%) RedGate
9 3 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.53%) SAP
10 2 (1.02%) Adobe
10 2 (1.02%) Cisco
10 2 (1.02%) Cognos
10 2 (1.02%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.02%) Sybase
11 1 (0.51%) Talend