Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Wales
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 29 14
Rank change year-on-year +11 -15 -5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 84 149 237
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 8.76% 7.94% 12.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.32% 35.31% 50.11%
Number of salaries quoted 96 141 222
Median annual salary £38,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00% -1.32%
10th Percentile £29,250 £24,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £48,750 £56,225
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 277 422 473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 28.88% 22.48% 24.76%
Number of salaries quoted 249 382 398
Median annual salary £43,500 £41,000 £40,125
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.10% +2.18% +3.55%
10th Percentile £30,424 £29,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,450 £61,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +9.38%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Wales

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Wales.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Wales

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Wales over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021. 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 58 £45,000 +12.50% 10
West Wales +15 21 £35,000 -6.67% 9
North Wales +4 3 £40,000 +6.67% 5
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 53 (63.10%) Azure
2 49 (58.33%) SQL
3 42 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 42 (50.00%) DevOps
4 32 (38.10%) .NET
4 32 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (36.90%) JavaScript
6 30 (35.71%) C#
7 27 (32.14%) HTML
8 26 (30.95%) CSS
9 22 (26.19%) Visual Studio Team System
10 21 (25.00%) Scrum
11 19 (22.62%) Test Automation
11 19 (22.62%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (20.24%) Process Improvement
12 17 (20.24%) T-SQL
12 17 (20.24%) ASP.NET
12 17 (20.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (16.67%) AngularJS
14 13 (15.48%) Git (software)
14 13 (15.48%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (15.48%) Selenium
14 13 (15.48%) Entity Framework
14 13 (15.48%) .NET Framework
14 13 (15.48%) MVC
14 13 (15.48%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (14.29%) ETL
15 12 (14.29%) BDD
15 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012

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 6 (7.14%) Confluence
1 6 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (5.95%) FileNet
2 5 (5.95%) LiveCycle
3 3 (3.57%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 53 (63.10%) Azure
2 7 (8.33%) AWS
3 5 (5.95%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.19%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.19%) Office 365
4 1 (1.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) PBX
1 2 (2.38%) Skype
1 2 (2.38%) Unified Communications
1 2 (2.38%) WebEx
2 1 (1.19%) DHCP
2 1 (1.19%) DNS
2 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2017
4 7 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2019
4 7 (8.33%) Tableau
5 5 (5.95%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (5.95%) MySQL
5 5 (5.95%) Power BI
5 5 (5.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (4.76%) Big Data
6 4 (4.76%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (3.57%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (26.19%) Visual Studio Team System
2 13 (15.48%) Git (software)
2 13 (15.48%) Selenium
2 13 (15.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 11 (13.10%) Jenkins
5 8 (9.52%) Maven
6 6 (7.14%) Bitbucket
6 6 (7.14%) JIRA
7 5 (5.95%) Artifactory
8 2 (2.38%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.19%) JUnit
9 1 (1.19%) Mockito
9 1 (1.19%) NUnit
9 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (11.90%) Advertising
2 8 (9.52%) Finance
3 3 (3.57%) Back Office
3 3 (3.57%) Local Government
4 2 (2.38%) Automotive
4 2 (2.38%) Electronics
5 1 (1.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 51 (60.71%) Developer
2 25 (29.76%) .NET Developer
3 19 (22.62%) Analyst
4 12 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 12 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 10 (11.90%) SQL Developer
6 9 (10.71%) Software Developer
7 7 (8.33%) C# Developer
8 6 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (5.95%) Configuration Analyst
9 5 (5.95%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.95%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Business Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (4.76%) DBA
10 4 (4.76%) Django Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Java Developer
10 4 (4.76%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (38.10%) .NET
2 27 (32.14%) HTML
3 26 (30.95%) CSS
4 19 (22.62%) ASP.NET Web API
5 17 (20.24%) ASP.NET
6 14 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 13 (15.48%) .NET Framework
7 13 (15.48%) Entity Framework
8 10 (11.90%) .NET Core
9 8 (9.52%) JSON
10 7 (8.33%) jQuery
10 7 (8.33%) React
10 7 (8.33%) WCF
11 6 (7.14%) Web Services
12 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET Core
12 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (5.95%) Dapper ORM
12 5 (5.95%) RESTful
12 5 (5.95%) Spring
13 4 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) Algorithms
1 4 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.57%) Replication
2 3 (3.57%) User Experience
3 2 (2.38%) BYOD
3 2 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.10%) Windows
2 8 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.38%) Android
4 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.19%) Linux
4 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (50.00%) DevOps
2 32 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (25.00%) Scrum
4 19 (22.62%) Test Automation
5 17 (20.24%) Process Improvement
6 13 (15.48%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (15.48%) MVC
7 12 (14.29%) BDD
7 12 (14.29%) ETL
8 9 (10.71%) Microservices
9 8 (9.52%) Agile Testing
9 8 (9.52%) Kanban
9 8 (9.52%) Software Engineering
10 7 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
11 6 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (7.14%) Task Automation
11 6 (7.14%) TDD
12 5 (5.95%) Computer Science
12 5 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (58.33%) SQL
2 31 (36.90%) JavaScript
3 30 (35.71%) C#
4 17 (20.24%) T-SQL
5 10 (11.90%) Java
6 8 (9.52%) PowerShell
7 6 (7.14%) Python
8 5 (5.95%) C++
9 4 (4.76%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.57%) TypeScript
10 3 (3.57%) VBScript
11 1 (1.19%) C
11 1 (1.19%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.14%) Degree
2 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.57%) MCDBA
3 3 (3.57%) MCSD
3 3 (3.57%) MCT
4 2 (2.38%) MCITP
4 2 (2.38%) MCP
4 2 (2.38%) MCSA
4 2 (2.38%) MCSE
4 2 (2.38%) MCTS
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.38%) Docker
2 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) MIIS
2 2 (2.38%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 42 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.95%) Adobe
2 5 (5.95%) Blue Prism
2 5 (5.95%) IBM
2 5 (5.95%) ILOG
2 5 (5.95%) Kofax
2 5 (5.95%) Oracle
3 4 (4.76%) RedGate
4 3 (3.57%) VMware
5 2 (2.38%) Acme Packet
5 2 (2.38%) Cisco
5 2 (2.38%) Databricks
5 2 (2.38%) Polycom
5 2 (2.38%) Yealink
6 1 (1.19%) Xamarin