Period
to 18 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 11 9
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 156 241 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.17% 12.21% 15.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.28% 41.84% 54.13%
Number of salaries quoted 130 195 307
Wales median annual salary £38,000 £40,210 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.49% +7.23% -
10th Percentile £23,200 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £47,750 £55,750 £52,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +1.12%

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 430 576 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 22.52% 29.19% 29.05%
Number of salaries quoted 380 445 539
Wales median annual salary £38,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.59% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £24,475 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £61,250 £54,875
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 -5 138 £38,000 -10.59% 43
North Wales -2 8 £45,000 -21.74% 6
West Wales -13 7 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Mid Wales 0 3 £32,500 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 69 (44.23%) SQL
2 62 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (32.05%) Microsoft
4 48 (30.77%) HTML
5 47 (30.13%) .NET
6 46 (29.49%) JavaScript
7 44 (28.21%) C#
8 42 (26.92%) Oracle
8 42 (26.92%) Git (software)
9 40 (25.64%) ASP.NET
9 40 (25.64%) CSS
9 40 (25.64%) Business Intelligence
10 35 (22.44%) Java
11 34 (21.79%) Azure
12 31 (19.87%) Relational Database
13 30 (19.23%) Web Services
14 28 (17.95%) jQuery
15 27 (17.31%) Degree
16 26 (16.67%) Spring
16 26 (16.67%) Hibernate
17 25 (16.03%) AngularJS
18 24 (15.38%) Finance
19 23 (14.74%) IBM
19 23 (14.74%) Jenkins
20 22 (14.10%) J2EE
20 22 (14.10%) Tomcat
20 22 (14.10%) Python
20 22 (14.10%) .NET Framework
20 22 (14.10%) WebSphere
21 21 (13.46%) Scrum

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 (14.10%) Tomcat
1 22 (14.10%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.85%) Umbraco
3 5 (3.21%) Apache
3 5 (3.21%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.56%) Appian
4 4 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.56%) SAS
5 3 (1.92%) IIS
5 3 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.28%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.28%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.64%) CMS
7 1 (0.64%) Confluence
7 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.64%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.64%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.64%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 15 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.28%) SPSS
4 1 (0.64%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 9 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.28%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.64%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 34 (21.79%) Azure
2 19 (12.18%) GitHub
2 19 (12.18%) Power Platform
3 12 (7.69%) AWS
4 6 (3.85%) GCP
5 4 (2.56%) Office 365
6 3 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (1.28%) IaaS
7 2 (1.28%) SaaS
7 2 (1.28%) Serverless
8 1 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.56%) SAN
2 3 (1.92%) DNS
3 2 (1.28%) HTTP
3 2 (1.28%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.28%) Internet
4 1 (0.64%) DHCP
4 1 (0.64%) Firewall
4 1 (0.64%) LAN
4 1 (0.64%) NAS
4 1 (0.64%) Network Security
4 1 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.64%) Skype
4 1 (0.64%) SNMP
4 1 (0.64%) VLAN
4 1 (0.64%) WAN
4 1 (0.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.87%) Relational Database
2 20 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (12.18%) DB2
3 19 (12.18%) Power BI
4 18 (11.54%) Informix
5 17 (10.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (9.62%) MySQL
8 12 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (7.05%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (6.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (5.13%) SQL Server 2016
12 6 (3.85%) Big Data
12 6 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (3.21%) MS Access
13 5 (3.21%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (3.21%) RDBMS
14 4 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (2.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 42 (26.92%) Git (software)
2 23 (14.74%) Jenkins
3 14 (8.97%) Subversion
4 10 (6.41%) JIRA
5 8 (5.13%) Visual Studio
6 7 (4.49%) Selenium
6 7 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.85%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.21%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.56%) Fiddler
9 4 (2.56%) Liquibase
9 4 (2.56%) Maven
9 4 (2.56%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.56%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.28%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.64%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.64%) MSTest
11 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (15.38%) Finance
2 8 (5.13%) Advertising
3 5 (3.21%) Public Sector
3 5 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.56%) Banking
4 4 (2.56%) Billing
5 3 (1.92%) Retail
6 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.28%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) French Language
7 1 (0.64%) Games
7 1 (0.64%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.64%) German Language
7 1 (0.64%) Law
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 93 (59.62%) Developer
2 26 (16.67%) Analyst
3 20 (12.82%) .NET Developer
4 18 (11.54%) Java Developer
5 14 (8.97%) Junior
6 13 (8.33%) Junior Developer
6 13 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 9 (5.77%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 9 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (5.77%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.77%) Web Developer
8 8 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 7 (4.49%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.49%) Development Officer
9 7 (4.49%) Test Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 6 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (3.85%) C# Web Developer
10 6 (3.85%) CRM Officer
10 6 (3.85%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (30.77%) HTML
2 47 (30.13%) .NET
3 40 (25.64%) ASP.NET
3 40 (25.64%) CSS
4 30 (19.23%) Web Services
5 28 (17.95%) jQuery
6 26 (16.67%) Hibernate
6 26 (16.67%) Spring
7 25 (16.03%) AngularJS
8 22 (14.10%) .NET Framework
8 22 (14.10%) J2EE
9 18 (11.54%) TensorFlow
10 15 (9.62%) HTML5
10 15 (9.62%) SOAP
11 14 (8.97%) Entity Framework
12 10 (6.41%) CSS3
12 10 (6.41%) XML
13 9 (5.77%) Node.js
13 9 (5.77%) React
14 8 (5.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.62%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.49%) User Experience
4 6 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.21%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.56%) CMDB
7 2 (1.28%) Clustering
7 2 (1.28%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.28%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.64%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.64%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.90%) Windows
2 16 (10.26%) Linux
3 4 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.28%) CentOS
4 2 (1.28%) Fedora
4 2 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.64%) Android
5 1 (0.64%) Unix
5 1 (0.64%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (25.64%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (13.46%) Scrum
4 18 (11.54%) MVC
5 17 (10.90%) DevOps
5 17 (10.90%) ETL
5 17 (10.90%) Test Automation
6 15 (9.62%) Analytics
6 15 (9.62%) ITIL
6 15 (9.62%) SDLC
6 15 (9.62%) Unit Testing
7 14 (8.97%) CRM
7 14 (8.97%) Software Engineering
7 14 (8.97%) Web Development
8 13 (8.33%) Front End Development
9 12 (7.69%) Project Management
10 11 (7.05%) Microservices
11 10 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (6.41%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 69 (44.23%) SQL
2 46 (29.49%) JavaScript
3 44 (28.21%) C#
4 35 (22.44%) Java
5 22 (14.10%) Python
6 20 (12.82%) T-SQL
7 18 (11.54%) Groovy
8 6 (3.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 6 (3.85%) PHP
9 5 (3.21%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.92%) Ruby
10 3 (1.92%) VBA
11 2 (1.28%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.28%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.64%) C++
12 1 (0.64%) VB
12 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.64%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (17.31%) Degree
2 10 (6.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.28%) ISEB
4 2 (1.28%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.64%) CCNA
5 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.64%) HND
5 1 (0.64%) MCP
5 1 (0.64%) MCSA
5 1 (0.64%) MCSE
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.85%) QA
1 6 (3.85%) SLA
2 3 (1.92%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.92%) PMO
3 2 (1.28%) GDPR
4 1 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (4.49%) Docker
2 4 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.28%) Ansible
2 2 (1.28%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.28%) Puppet
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 50 (32.05%) Microsoft
2 42 (26.92%) Oracle
3 23 (14.74%) IBM
4 7 (4.49%) SAP
4 7 (4.49%) Teradata
4 7 (4.49%) Xamarin
5 6 (3.85%) Cognos
5 6 (3.85%) Google
5 6 (3.85%) Sitecore
6 5 (3.21%) Informatica
6 5 (3.21%) MicroStrategy
6 5 (3.21%) Tableau
6 5 (3.21%) VMware
7 4 (2.56%) Guidewire
7 4 (2.56%) Kofax
7 4 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.56%) UiPath
8 2 (1.28%) HP
8 2 (1.28%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.28%) RedGate