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 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / Wales
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 182 215 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 18.65% 16.67% 15.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 57.23% 59.07% 51.34%
Number of salaries quoted 162 186 180
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £24,500 £26,850
10% offered a salary of more than £49,039 £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 318 364 411
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 32.58% 28.22% 29.83%
Number of salaries quoted 273 315 353
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £49,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 0 129 £40,000 +6.66% 13
West Wales +4 26 £43,000 +18.62% 5
North Wales +9 16 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Mid Wales -7 8 £43,000 - 1
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 268 (65.37%) .NET
2 257 (62.68%) C#
3 216 (52.68%) Agile Software Development
4 206 (50.24%) ASP.NET
5 202 (49.27%) Microsoft
6 195 (47.56%) MVC
7 180 (43.90%) SQL
8 131 (31.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 127 (30.98%) HTML
10 113 (27.56%) Scrum
11 111 (27.07%) JavaScript
12 110 (26.83%) ASP.NET Web API
13 99 (24.15%) Windows
14 98 (23.90%) TDD
15 96 (23.41%) CSS
16 84 (20.49%) Visual Studio
17 83 (20.24%) Web Services
18 82 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
19 72 (17.56%) .NET Framework
20 71 (17.32%) BDD
20 71 (17.32%) RESTful
21 67 (16.34%) Software Engineering
22 65 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
23 64 (15.61%) Java
24 63 (15.37%) Oracle
25 61 (14.88%) T-SQL
26 58 (14.15%) Test Automation
27 57 (13.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 55 (13.41%) Team Foundation Server
29 54 (13.17%) IIS

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 54 (13.17%) IIS
2 36 (8.78%) Tomcat
3 33 (8.05%) WebSphere
4 19 (4.63%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (3.90%) SharePoint
6 15 (3.66%) CMS
6 15 (3.66%) MS Exchange
7 13 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (2.93%) Umbraco
9 11 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.49%) Apache
11 2 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.49%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.49%) Documentum
11 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.49%) FileNet
11 2 (0.49%) JBoss
Applications
1 24 (5.85%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.93%) Oracle HRMS
3 9 (2.20%) Sage 200
3 9 (2.20%) Sage 50
4 4 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.73%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.24%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 65 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (7.07%) Office 365
3 25 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (3.66%) SaaS
5 5 (1.22%) IaaS
5 5 (1.22%) PaaS
6 2 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.49%) G Suite
6 2 (0.49%) GitHub
7 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.24%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.90%) Firewall
2 14 (3.41%) LAN
3 12 (2.93%) WAN
4 11 (2.68%) Broadband
4 11 (2.68%) DNS
5 9 (2.20%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.95%) Internet
6 8 (1.95%) SAN
6 8 (1.95%) VPN
7 6 (1.46%) NAS
8 5 (1.22%) IPsec
8 5 (1.22%) SSL
9 4 (0.98%) HTTP
10 3 (0.73%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.73%) VLAN
11 2 (0.49%) DHCP
11 2 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.24%) FTP
12 1 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 57 (13.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 49 (11.95%) SQL Server 2014
4 43 (10.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 25 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (6.10%) Relational Database
7 23 (5.61%) MongoDB
7 23 (5.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (4.63%) MySQL
9 18 (4.39%) SQL Server 2016
10 16 (3.90%) NoSQL
11 14 (3.41%) Big Data
12 12 (2.93%) RavenDB
13 11 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (1.95%) Hadoop
15 8 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (1.95%) Power BI
16 6 (1.46%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 84 (20.49%) Visual Studio
2 55 (13.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (12.20%) Subversion
4 47 (11.46%) Git (software)
5 33 (8.05%) Eclipse
6 32 (7.80%) Maven
7 16 (3.90%) NUnit
8 13 (3.17%) Selenium
9 10 (2.44%) SpecFlow
10 9 (2.20%) Cucumber
10 9 (2.20%) Mercurial
11 7 (1.71%) Artifactory
11 7 (1.71%) JIRA
11 7 (1.71%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (1.46%) IntelliJ
12 6 (1.46%) MSTest
13 4 (0.98%) Jenkins
13 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 3 (0.73%) Android Studio
General
1 47 (11.46%) Finance
2 29 (7.07%) Advertising
3 24 (5.85%) Retail
4 18 (4.39%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.90%) Marketing
6 11 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.73%) Legal
8 2 (0.49%) Back Office
8 2 (0.49%) Banking
8 2 (0.49%) Welsh Language
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 227 (55.37%) Developer
2 138 (33.66%) .NET Developer
3 54 (13.17%) C# Developer
4 41 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 39 (9.51%) Analyst
6 38 (9.27%) C# .NET Developer
6 38 (9.27%) Senior Developer
7 35 (8.54%) Software Developer
8 28 (6.83%) .NET Software Developer
9 26 (6.34%) SQL Developer
10 20 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
10 20 (4.88%) Senior .NET Developer
11 19 (4.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 19 (4.63%) C# Software Developer
11 19 (4.63%) C# Software Engineer
12 18 (4.39%) .NET Software Engineer
13 17 (4.15%) Team Leader
14 16 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 16 (3.90%) IT Support
15 14 (3.41%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (65.37%) .NET
2 206 (50.24%) ASP.NET
3 131 (31.95%) ASP.NET MVC
4 127 (30.98%) HTML
5 110 (26.83%) ASP.NET Web API
6 96 (23.41%) CSS
7 83 (20.24%) Web Services
8 72 (17.56%) .NET Framework
9 71 (17.32%) RESTful
10 54 (13.17%) XML
11 50 (12.20%) WCF
12 49 (11.95%) REST
13 48 (11.71%) AngularJS
13 48 (11.71%) jQuery
14 43 (10.49%) SOAP
15 40 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 38 (9.27%) HTML5
17 37 (9.02%) Hibernate
17 37 (9.02%) Spring
18 33 (8.05%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (8.78%) User Experience
3 29 (7.07%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (6.10%) Mainframe
5 24 (5.85%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (4.88%) Management Information System
7 17 (4.15%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.44%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.95%) Fintech
9 8 (1.95%) N-Tier
10 7 (1.71%) NHS
11 5 (1.22%) Clustering
11 5 (1.22%) Replication
12 3 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.49%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.49%) Raspberry Pi
14 1 (0.24%) Data Centre
14 1 (0.24%) Device Driver
14 1 (0.24%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 99 (24.15%) Windows
2 39 (9.51%) Windows Server
3 22 (5.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (4.63%) Linux
5 17 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (2.44%) Unix
8 6 (1.46%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.98%) Android
9 4 (0.98%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.98%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (52.68%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (47.56%) MVC
3 113 (27.56%) Scrum
4 98 (23.90%) TDD
5 71 (17.32%) BDD
6 67 (16.34%) Software Engineering
7 58 (14.15%) Test Automation
8 50 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (11.95%) OO
9 49 (11.95%) Unit Testing
10 48 (11.71%) SDLC
11 46 (11.22%) Web Application Development
12 41 (10.00%) Web Development
13 37 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
14 35 (8.54%) Continuous Deployment
15 31 (7.56%) Customer Insight
15 31 (7.56%) Performance Optimisation
16 26 (6.34%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 26 (6.34%) Mentoring
17 25 (6.10%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 257 (62.68%) C#
2 180 (43.90%) SQL
3 111 (27.07%) JavaScript
4 64 (15.61%) Java
5 61 (14.88%) T-SQL
6 30 (7.32%) VB.NET
7 12 (2.93%) PHP
8 10 (2.44%) PowerShell
8 10 (2.44%) Ruby
8 10 (2.44%) VB
9 8 (1.95%) C++
9 8 (1.95%) Groovy
9 8 (1.95%) TypeScript
10 7 (1.71%) C
10 7 (1.71%) Python
11 4 (0.98%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.73%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.73%) ES6
12 3 (0.73%) Perl
13 2 (0.49%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 46 (11.22%) Degree
2 13 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.44%) MCSA
3 10 (2.44%) MCSE
4 6 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (1.46%) Postgraduate
5 3 (0.73%) CCNA
5 3 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.49%) CCNP
6 2 (0.49%) HND
6 2 (0.49%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.24%) ISEB
7 1 (0.24%) MCITP
7 1 (0.24%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (7.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 13 (3.17%) QA
4 9 (2.20%) SLA
5 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (8.54%) Active Directory
2 27 (6.59%) Hyper-V
3 23 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.68%) Docker
5 7 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.71%) XenServer
6 3 (0.73%) Firmware
7 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.49%) vCloud
7 2 (0.49%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (0.73%) HAProxy
2 3 (0.73%) NetBackup
2 3 (0.73%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.49%) SCCM
3 2 (0.49%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.49%) vRealize
3 2 (0.49%) WSUS
4 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 202 (49.27%) Microsoft
2 63 (15.37%) Oracle
3 35 (8.54%) IBM
3 35 (8.54%) VMware
4 14 (3.41%) Sitecore
5 12 (2.93%) Cisco
5 12 (2.93%) Dell
6 10 (2.44%) Sage
7 9 (2.20%) Facebook
7 9 (2.20%) SAP
7 9 (2.20%) Xamarin
8 7 (1.71%) MuleSoft
9 6 (1.46%) HP
9 6 (1.46%) Veeam
10 5 (1.22%) Google
11 4 (0.98%) EqualLogic
11 4 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.98%) Sybase
12 3 (0.73%) SaltStack
12 3 (0.73%) Tableau
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £48000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £46000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cwmbran, Gwent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Flintshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newquay
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £42k plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Resource Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
People Source Consulting
Salary: £21000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus, pension, training
Posted: 6 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Colston Consulting
Salary: £37500 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Colwyn Bay, Clwyd
Supertemps
Salary: £25,000 - £32,000 dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Y3S Group
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus generous package
Posted: 4 days ago