Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 9 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 269 373 442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.08% 17.48% 16.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.70% 56.52% 56.59%
Number of salaries quoted 218 340 371
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -2.10%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,225 £22,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 576 660 781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 30.14% 30.93% 29.02%
Number of salaries quoted 444 564 669
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £54,080 £50,000
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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -4 155 £42,500 +6.25% 31
West Wales +3 51 £40,000 +6.67% 11
Mid Wales 0 41 £30,500 -29.07% 1
North Wales -2 22 £45,000 +20.00% 10
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 152 (56.51%) C#
2 142 (52.79%) .NET
3 124 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
4 108 (40.15%) SQL
5 107 (39.78%) MVC
6 105 (39.03%) Microsoft
7 94 (34.94%) ASP.NET
8 77 (28.62%) Problem-Solving
9 75 (27.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 74 (27.51%) Business Intelligence
11 71 (26.39%) Finance
12 67 (24.91%) JavaScript
13 66 (24.54%) HTML
14 63 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
15 56 (20.82%) ASP.NET MVC
15 56 (20.82%) Enterprise Software
16 54 (20.07%) Oracle
17 53 (19.70%) Windows
18 51 (18.96%) Degree
19 49 (18.22%) ITIL
20 48 (17.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 47 (17.47%) SQL Server 2012
22 46 (17.10%) Web Services
22 46 (17.10%) CSS
23 45 (16.73%) TDD
24 43 (15.99%) T-SQL
25 42 (15.61%) Project Management
26 41 (15.24%) Data Warehouse
27 40 (14.87%) Management Information System
27 40 (14.87%) AngularJS

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 (8.18%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (5.58%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.83%) MS Exchange
4 11 (4.09%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (4.09%) IIS
4 11 (4.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (3.35%) nginx
6 5 (1.86%) SAS
6 5 (1.86%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.49%) CMS
7 4 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.12%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.12%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.74%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.74%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.37%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.37%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.37%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.72%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 63 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (6.69%) Office 365
4 10 (3.72%) SaaS
5 5 (1.86%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.12%) IaaS
6 3 (1.12%) PaaS
6 3 (1.12%) Serverless
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.18%) DNS
2 11 (4.09%) SAN
3 10 (3.72%) Firewall
3 10 (3.72%) Hyperconnected
3 10 (3.72%) Internet
4 9 (3.35%) DHCP
5 4 (1.49%) NAS
5 4 (1.49%) VPN
6 2 (0.74%) HTTP
6 2 (0.74%) VoIP
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.37%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.37%) Network Security
7 1 (0.37%) Skype
7 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (27.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 48 (17.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (17.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 41 (15.24%) Data Warehouse
5 37 (13.75%) SQL Server 2016
6 30 (11.15%) Relational Database
7 29 (10.78%) NoSQL
8 28 (10.41%) Power BI
8 28 (10.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 19 (7.06%) MySQL
10 18 (6.69%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (6.32%) MongoDB
12 12 (4.46%) Redis
13 11 (4.09%) Big Data
13 11 (4.09%) Oracle Database
13 11 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (3.35%) DB2
15 8 (2.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (2.60%) PerformancePoint
17 6 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 37 (13.75%) Visual Studio
2 28 (10.41%) Git (software)
3 17 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (3.72%) TeamCity
5 8 (2.97%) JIRA
6 4 (1.49%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.49%) Liquibase
6 4 (1.49%) Selenium
7 2 (0.74%) NUnit
7 2 (0.74%) Subversion
8 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.37%) Maven
8 1 (0.37%) MbUnit
8 1 (0.37%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.37%) MSTest
8 1 (0.37%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.37%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 71 (26.39%) Finance
2 11 (4.09%) Advertising
3 10 (3.72%) Law
3 10 (3.72%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.35%) Retail
5 7 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.86%) Marketing
7 4 (1.49%) Banking
7 4 (1.49%) Billing
7 4 (1.49%) Games
8 3 (1.12%) Electronics
8 3 (1.12%) Legal
9 2 (0.74%) Local Government
9 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.37%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 161 (59.85%) Developer
2 71 (26.39%) .NET Developer
3 62 (23.05%) C# Developer
4 50 (18.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 39 (14.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 38 (14.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 34 (12.64%) Analyst
8 28 (10.41%) SQL Developer
9 26 (9.67%) Senior Developer
9 26 (9.67%) Software Developer
10 23 (8.55%) Senior Analyst
11 20 (7.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 15 (5.58%) SSIS Developer
13 14 (5.20%) Senior .NET Developer
13 14 (5.20%) Senior C# Developer
14 11 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (4.09%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
14 11 (4.09%) Senior Solutions Analyst
14 11 (4.09%) Senior Systems Analyst
14 11 (4.09%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (52.79%) .NET
2 94 (34.94%) ASP.NET
3 66 (24.54%) HTML
4 56 (20.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 46 (17.10%) CSS
5 46 (17.10%) Web Services
6 40 (14.87%) AngularJS
7 36 (13.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 34 (12.64%) SOAP
9 31 (11.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 30 (11.15%) .NET Framework
10 30 (11.15%) RESTful
10 30 (11.15%) WCF
10 30 (11.15%) XML
11 29 (10.78%) REST
12 28 (10.41%) Entity Framework
12 28 (10.41%) Node.js
13 24 (8.92%) jQuery
14 18 (6.69%) Code First Entity Framework
15 17 (6.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 56 (20.82%) Enterprise Software
2 40 (14.87%) Management Information System
3 28 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (10.04%) User Experience
5 24 (8.92%) Computer Science
6 19 (7.06%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (6.69%) Fintech
8 9 (3.35%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.97%) e-Learning
10 7 (2.60%) Virtual Team
11 6 (2.23%) Clustering
11 6 (2.23%) Replication
12 5 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (1.49%) Data Centre
13 4 (1.49%) Fat Client
13 4 (1.49%) Thin Client
14 2 (0.74%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.74%) NHS
14 2 (0.74%) PKI
15 1 (0.37%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 53 (19.70%) Windows
2 29 (10.78%) Windows Server
3 21 (7.81%) Linux
4 7 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.86%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.49%) Android
6 4 (1.49%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.12%) Unix
8 2 (0.74%) CentOS
8 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.74%) Solaris
8 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.37%) Fedora
9 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (39.78%) MVC
3 77 (28.62%) Problem-Solving
4 74 (27.51%) Business Intelligence
5 49 (18.22%) ITIL
6 45 (16.73%) TDD
7 42 (15.61%) Project Management
8 38 (14.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 38 (14.13%) ETL
9 36 (13.38%) Scrum
10 34 (12.64%) Mentoring
11 33 (12.27%) Web Application Development
12 32 (11.90%) Decision-Making
13 30 (11.15%) BDD
14 26 (9.67%) Validation
15 24 (8.92%) Service Delivery
15 24 (8.92%) Service Management
16 23 (8.55%) Data Integration
16 23 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (8.18%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 152 (56.51%) C#
2 108 (40.15%) SQL
3 67 (24.91%) JavaScript
4 43 (15.99%) T-SQL
5 38 (14.13%) Java
6 34 (12.64%) PowerShell
6 34 (12.64%) Ruby
7 22 (8.18%) VB
8 20 (7.43%) VB.NET
9 15 (5.58%) PHP
10 12 (4.46%) PL/SQL
10 12 (4.46%) Python
11 9 (3.35%) VBA
12 8 (2.97%) CoffeeScript
13 5 (1.86%) C++
13 5 (1.86%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.12%) R
15 2 (0.74%) C
15 2 (0.74%) Java 8
15 2 (0.74%) Perl
Qualifications
1 51 (18.96%) Degree
2 36 (13.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (8.18%) ITIL Certification
3 22 (8.18%) Postgraduate
4 13 (4.83%) MCITP
5 12 (4.46%) MCSA
6 8 (2.97%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.97%) Security Cleared
7 6 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.12%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.74%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.74%) CITP
9 2 (0.74%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.74%) MCSE
9 2 (0.74%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.69%) SLA
2 17 (6.32%) Data Quality
3 13 (4.83%) QA
4 5 (1.86%) GDPR
5 4 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (9.29%) Docker
2 24 (8.92%) Active Directory
3 23 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (7.06%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.97%) Varnish
6 7 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.86%) vSphere
8 4 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.49%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.37%) HDFS
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.37%) XenApp
9 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (4.09%) NetBackup
2 9 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.35%) SCCM
2 9 (3.35%) SCOM
3 4 (1.49%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.49%) SCOrch
3 4 (1.49%) SCSM
4 2 (0.74%) Ansible
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.37%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.37%) Kibana
5 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.37%) Puppet
5 1 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 105 (39.03%) Microsoft
2 54 (20.07%) Oracle
3 26 (9.67%) VMware
4 16 (5.95%) HP
5 14 (5.20%) Tableau
6 12 (4.46%) Teradata
7 11 (4.09%) 3PAR
7 11 (4.09%) Veeam
8 10 (3.72%) Veritas
9 6 (2.23%) Cisco
9 6 (2.23%) Citrix
9 6 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.86%) Cognos
11 4 (1.49%) Apple
11 4 (1.49%) Guidewire
11 4 (1.49%) McAfee
11 4 (1.49%) SAP
11 4 (1.49%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.49%) Sybase
11 4 (1.49%) Xamarin