Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Wales
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 10 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 257 307 406
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.51% 15.09% 15.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.81% 53.67% 52.52%
Number of salaries quoted 214 288 342
Wales median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £55,250 £53,750 £48,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%

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 549 572 773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 26.73% 28.11% 29.53%
Number of salaries quoted 429 520 659
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £38,625 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.03% -3.44% +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,477 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £55,000 £54,499
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 13 November 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 13 November 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 -2 176 £40,000 +9.59% 31
West Wales -4 48 £37,500 -6.25% 12
North Wales -3 17 £55,000 +46.67% 8
Mid Wales -2 16 - -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 141 (54.86%) SQL
2 134 (52.14%) C#
3 123 (47.86%) .NET
4 101 (39.30%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (37.35%) Microsoft
6 84 (32.68%) JavaScript
7 81 (31.52%) HTML
8 76 (29.57%) Finance
9 72 (28.02%) MVC
10 68 (26.46%) XML
10 68 (26.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 65 (25.29%) ASP.NET
12 63 (24.51%) Microsoft Azure
13 62 (24.12%) Business Intelligence
14 59 (22.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 52 (20.23%) T-SQL
16 49 (19.07%) Java
17 47 (18.29%) CSS
17 47 (18.29%) Problem-Solving
18 46 (17.90%) Amazon AWS
19 45 (17.51%) Windows
20 43 (16.73%) SOAP
20 43 (16.73%) Degree
21 38 (14.79%) Data Warehouse
22 37 (14.40%) SQL Server 2012
23 36 (14.01%) Oracle
24 35 (13.62%) Scrum
25 33 (12.84%) jQuery
26 32 (12.45%) Web Services
27 31 (12.06%) 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 24 (9.34%) IIS
2 22 (8.56%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (6.61%) nginx
4 14 (5.45%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (4.28%) SAS
6 9 (3.50%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.72%) Confluence
7 7 (2.72%) MS Exchange
8 6 (2.33%) Apache Spark
8 6 (2.33%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.95%) Appian
10 4 (1.56%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.17%) Apache Pig
11 3 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.78%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.78%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.78%) WordPress
13 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (6.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.39%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 63 (24.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (17.90%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (6.23%) Office 365
4 10 (3.89%) Serverless
5 8 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (3.11%) SaaS
6 7 (2.72%) PaaS
7 6 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.95%) Mimecast
9 4 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.17%) IaaS
11 2 (0.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.23%) SAN
2 15 (5.84%) DNS
3 10 (3.89%) DHCP
4 8 (3.11%) Firewall
4 8 (3.11%) VPN
5 6 (2.33%) NAS
6 5 (1.95%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (1.95%) HTTP
6 5 (1.95%) HTTPS
6 5 (1.95%) NetScaler
6 5 (1.95%) SSL
7 3 (1.17%) Internet
7 3 (1.17%) IPsec
7 3 (1.17%) VLAN
7 3 (1.17%) VoIP
8 2 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.78%) Hyperconnected
8 2 (0.78%) LAN
8 2 (0.78%) MPLS
8 2 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (26.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 59 (22.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (14.79%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (14.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (9.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 23 (8.95%) MySQL
7 21 (8.17%) MongoDB
7 21 (8.17%) Power BI
7 21 (8.17%) Relational Database
7 21 (8.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (8.17%) SQL Server 2016
8 17 (6.61%) NoSQL
9 9 (3.50%) Redis
10 8 (3.11%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (2.33%) Cosmos DB
11 6 (2.33%) DB2
11 6 (2.33%) QlikView
12 5 (1.95%) Big Data
12 5 (1.95%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 31 (12.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (10.89%) Git (software)
3 26 (10.12%) Visual Studio
4 12 (4.67%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.67%) TeamCity
5 10 (3.89%) JIRA
6 9 (3.50%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.72%) Liquibase
8 6 (2.33%) Jasmine
8 6 (2.33%) JUnit
8 6 (2.33%) Mockito
9 5 (1.95%) MorphX
10 4 (1.56%) Selenium
10 4 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (1.17%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 1 (0.39%) Maven
12 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.39%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.39%) Subversion
General
1 76 (29.57%) Finance
2 14 (5.45%) Advertising
3 12 (4.67%) Law
4 11 (4.28%) Marketing
5 10 (3.89%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.50%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.72%) Banking
7 7 (2.72%) Billing
8 5 (1.95%) Games
8 5 (1.95%) Legal
9 2 (0.78%) Electronics
9 2 (0.78%) Retail
10 1 (0.39%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 141 (54.86%) Developer
2 51 (19.84%) .NET Developer
3 41 (15.95%) C# Developer
4 37 (14.40%) Software Developer
5 35 (13.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 34 (13.23%) Analyst
7 33 (12.84%) SQL Developer
8 18 (7.00%) Senior Analyst
9 17 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (5.84%) ASP.NET Developer
10 15 (5.84%) Senior Developer
11 14 (5.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 13 (5.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 12 (4.67%) Software Engineer
13 12 (4.67%) Systems Analyst
14 11 (4.28%) Business Systems Analyst
14 11 (4.28%) DBA
14 11 (4.28%) SQL DBA
15 10 (3.89%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
15 10 (3.89%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (47.86%) .NET
2 81 (31.52%) HTML
3 68 (26.46%) XML
4 65 (25.29%) ASP.NET
5 47 (18.29%) CSS
6 43 (16.73%) SOAP
7 33 (12.84%) jQuery
8 32 (12.45%) Web Services
9 29 (11.28%) REST
10 26 (10.12%) AngularJS
11 25 (9.73%) ASP.NET MVC
12 22 (8.56%) JSON
12 22 (8.56%) Node.js
13 16 (6.23%) .NET Framework
13 16 (6.23%) HTML5
13 16 (6.23%) RESTful
13 16 (6.23%) Sass
14 15 (5.84%) WCF
15 14 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (5.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.67%) Enterprise Software
2 24 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (8.56%) Computer Science
4 21 (8.17%) Fintech
5 20 (7.78%) Management Information System
6 19 (7.39%) User Experience
7 18 (7.00%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (5.45%) Replication
9 13 (5.06%) Mobile App
10 12 (4.67%) e-Learning
11 10 (3.89%) Clustering
11 10 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (3.11%) Digital Media
13 5 (1.95%) Fat Client
13 5 (1.95%) Thin Client
14 4 (1.56%) Data Centre
15 2 (0.78%) Data Structures
15 2 (0.78%) Robotics
16 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
16 1 (0.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 45 (17.51%) Windows
2 30 (11.67%) Linux
3 23 (8.95%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.95%) CentOS
5 5 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.17%) Debian
6 3 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.17%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.17%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.78%) Fedora
7 2 (0.78%) Unix
7 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.39%) AIX
8 1 (0.39%) Android
8 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (39.30%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (28.02%) MVC
3 62 (24.12%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (18.29%) Problem-Solving
5 35 (13.62%) Scrum
6 30 (11.67%) ETL
7 28 (10.89%) TDD
8 27 (10.51%) Mentoring
9 26 (10.12%) Continuous Improvement
9 26 (10.12%) ITIL
10 24 (9.34%) Decision-Making
10 24 (9.34%) DevOps
11 23 (8.95%) Project Management
12 22 (8.56%) CRM
12 22 (8.56%) Unit Testing
13 20 (7.78%) ERP
14 19 (7.39%) Data Integration
14 19 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 19 (7.39%) Migration
15 18 (7.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 141 (54.86%) SQL
2 134 (52.14%) C#
3 84 (32.68%) JavaScript
4 52 (20.23%) T-SQL
5 49 (19.07%) Java
6 22 (8.56%) Ruby
7 17 (6.61%) PHP
7 17 (6.61%) PowerShell
7 17 (6.61%) VB
8 16 (6.23%) VB.NET
9 15 (5.84%) TypeScript
9 15 (5.84%) VBA
10 12 (4.67%) CoffeeScript
10 12 (4.67%) Python
11 5 (1.95%) C++
11 5 (1.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 5 (1.95%) X++
11 5 (1.95%) XPath
12 4 (1.56%) R
13 3 (1.17%) Go
Qualifications
1 43 (16.73%) Degree
2 14 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.45%) Postgraduate
3 9 (3.50%) MCSA
4 6 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.95%) MCITP
5 5 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.95%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.17%) MCSE
7 2 (0.78%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.39%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.39%) CITP
8 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.39%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.34%) QA
2 13 (5.06%) SLA
3 5 (1.95%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (9.73%) Docker
2 19 (7.39%) Active Directory
3 13 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (4.67%) Varnish
5 10 (3.89%) Hyper-V
6 9 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.56%) vSphere
8 3 (1.17%) HDFS
9 2 (0.78%) LXC
9 2 (0.78%) XenApp
9 2 (0.78%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (3.11%) Puppet
3 6 (2.33%) SCCM
3 6 (2.33%) SCOM
3 6 (2.33%) Terraform
4 5 (1.95%) SCOrch
5 4 (1.56%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (1.56%) SCSM
6 3 (1.17%) Kibana
6 3 (1.17%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.78%) Ansible
7 2 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.78%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 96 (37.35%) Microsoft
2 36 (14.01%) Oracle
3 22 (8.56%) VMware
4 16 (6.23%) Tableau
5 13 (5.06%) Cisco
6 11 (4.28%) Citrix
7 8 (3.11%) HP
7 8 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.72%) Guidewire
9 6 (2.33%) Google
9 6 (2.33%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.33%) SAP
10 5 (1.95%) IBM
10 5 (1.95%) Veeam
10 5 (1.95%) Xamarin
11 4 (1.56%) Actifio
11 4 (1.56%) Cognos
12 3 (1.17%) EMC
12 3 (1.17%) NetApp
12 3 (1.17%) Nimble Storage