Period
to 29 October 2020

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 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Wales
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 28 13
Rank change year-on-year +8 -15 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 70 151 242
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 9.54% 7.98% 11.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.39% 35.61% 43.14%
Number of salaries quoted 74 132 220
Median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £31,750 £26,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £55,025
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 223 424 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 30.38% 22.41% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 217 375 442
Median annual salary £45,000 £38,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.42% -10.59% +8.97%
10th Percentile £29,450 £26,350 £27,500
90th Percentile £52,700 £53,250 £61,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%

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 29 October 2020.

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 29 October 2020. 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 -6 45 £45,000 +18.42% 14
West Wales +15 23 £35,000 -10.26% 7
North Wales +13 1 £60,000 +54.84% 8
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 44 (62.86%) SQL
2 42 (60.00%) Azure
3 32 (45.71%) DevOps
4 28 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 23 (32.86%) C#
6 22 (31.43%) .NET
7 21 (30.00%) HTML
8 20 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
9 19 (27.14%) Scrum
9 19 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (25.71%) CSS
11 17 (24.29%) T-SQL
11 17 (24.29%) JavaScript
11 17 (24.29%) MVC
11 17 (24.29%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (22.86%) ASP.NET
13 15 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 14 (20.00%) AngularJS
14 14 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (18.57%) ETL
15 13 (18.57%) Test Automation
16 12 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
16 12 (17.14%) Windows
16 12 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
16 12 (17.14%) PowerShell
17 11 (15.71%) Selenium
17 11 (15.71%) .NET Framework
17 11 (15.71%) Advertising

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 (8.57%) OpenStack
2 3 (4.29%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.43%) IIS
3 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 42 (60.00%) Azure
2 7 (10.00%) AWS
3 6 (8.57%) PaaS
4 3 (4.29%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) DHCP
1 2 (2.86%) DNS
2 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
1 15 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 15 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (15.71%) Hadoop
3 10 (14.29%) SQL Server 2017
4 9 (12.86%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (12.86%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (11.43%) DB2
5 8 (11.43%) MySQL
6 7 (10.00%) SQL Server 2019
7 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (8.57%) Tableau
8 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (5.71%) Big Data
9 4 (5.71%) MongoDB
9 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (4.29%) Power BI
11 1 (1.43%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 20 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
2 12 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (15.71%) Selenium
3 11 (15.71%) SpecFlow
4 7 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.86%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.43%) MbUnit
7 1 (1.43%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.43%) MSTest
7 1 (1.43%) NUnit
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (15.71%) Advertising
2 10 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (1.43%) Automotive
3 1 (1.43%) Electronics
3 1 (1.43%) Games
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (58.57%) Developer
2 18 (25.71%) .NET Developer
3 13 (18.57%) Analyst
4 11 (15.71%) SQL Developer
5 10 (14.29%) Administrator
5 10 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
5 10 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 8 (11.43%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 6 (8.57%) Business Developer
8 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Developer
8 6 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (7.14%) Senior Developer
10 4 (5.71%) DBA
10 4 (5.71%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (5.71%) SQL DBA
10 4 (5.71%) Windows Administrator
11 3 (4.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (31.43%) .NET
2 21 (30.00%) HTML
3 18 (25.71%) CSS
4 17 (24.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 16 (22.86%) ASP.NET
6 14 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 11 (15.71%) .NET Framework
7 11 (15.71%) Entity Framework
8 10 (14.29%) ASP.NET Core
9 7 (10.00%) jQuery
9 7 (10.00%) WCF
10 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (8.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (4.29%) HTML5
11 3 (4.29%) JSON
11 3 (4.29%) Web Services
11 3 (4.29%) WSH
12 2 (2.86%) .NET Core
12 2 (2.86%) React
12 2 (2.86%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Replication
2 2 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.14%) Windows
2 8 (11.43%) Linux
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.43%) Android
4 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.71%) DevOps
2 19 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.14%) Scrum
3 17 (24.29%) MVC
4 14 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (18.57%) ETL
5 13 (18.57%) Test Automation
6 12 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (15.71%) BDD
8 10 (14.29%) Process Improvement
9 7 (10.00%) Kanban
10 6 (8.57%) Task Automation
10 6 (8.57%) Web Development
11 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure as Code
11 5 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
11 5 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (5.71%) Agile Testing
12 4 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
12 4 (5.71%) ITIL
12 4 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 44 (62.86%) SQL
2 23 (32.86%) C#
3 17 (24.29%) JavaScript
3 17 (24.29%) T-SQL
4 12 (17.14%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.71%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.29%) VBScript
7 2 (2.86%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.43%) C
8 1 (1.43%) C++
8 1 (1.43%) Java
8 1 (1.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (4.29%) MCDBA
1 3 (4.29%) MCT
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.14%) QA
3 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.43%) Docker
3 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.43%) vSphere
3 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) Ansible
1 8 (11.43%) SCCM
2 7 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.43%) MIIS
Vendors
1 28 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.29%) VMware
3 4 (5.71%) RedGate
4 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco
4 1 (1.43%) Citrix
4 1 (1.43%) IBM
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle
4 1 (1.43%) Unisys
4 1 (1.43%) Xamarin