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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / Wales
Rank 8 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 241 248 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 22.31% 17.68% 16.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 61.64% 57.81% 49.20%
Number of salaries quoted 206 208 194
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £22,500 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £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 391 429 437
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 36.20% 30.58% 33.11%
Number of salaries quoted 320 368 386
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,051
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 22 March 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 22 March 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 -1 174 £40,000 +14.28% 13
West Wales +2 46 £40,000 +45.45% 5
North Wales +5 11 £27,500 -12.00% 4
Mid Wales -8 8 - -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 309 (67.47%) .NET
2 291 (63.54%) C#
3 247 (53.93%) ASP.NET
4 240 (52.40%) Agile Software Development
5 234 (51.09%) Microsoft
6 225 (49.13%) MVC
7 212 (46.29%) SQL
8 166 (36.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 165 (36.03%) HTML
10 136 (29.69%) Scrum
11 133 (29.04%) JavaScript
12 128 (27.95%) CSS
13 123 (26.86%) Windows
14 120 (26.20%) MS Excel
15 117 (25.55%) TDD
16 113 (24.67%) ASP.NET Web API
17 90 (19.65%) .NET Framework
18 88 (19.21%) Web Services
18 88 (19.21%) T-SQL
19 83 (18.12%) RESTful
20 79 (17.25%) OO
20 79 (17.25%) SQL Server 2012
21 78 (17.03%) Visual Studio
22 76 (16.59%) jQuery
23 75 (16.38%) WCF
24 73 (15.94%) BDD
25 72 (15.72%) XML
26 71 (15.50%) Java
26 71 (15.50%) Microsoft Azure
27 61 (13.32%) Continuous Integration

SQL Server
Top Related 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 (11.79%) IIS
2 46 (10.04%) Tomcat
3 32 (6.99%) WebSphere
4 21 (4.59%) SharePoint
5 16 (3.49%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (3.28%) MS Exchange
7 13 (2.84%) CMS
7 13 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (2.40%) Umbraco
9 10 (2.18%) Apache
10 9 (1.97%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (1.75%) JBoss
12 7 (1.53%) ColdFusion
13 5 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.66%) NetWeaver
15 2 (0.44%) Documentum
15 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
15 2 (0.44%) FileNet
15 2 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 120 (26.20%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.24%) MS Office
3 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.18%) Oracle HRMS
3 9 (1.97%) Sage 200
3 9 (1.97%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.44%) Epicor Tropos
4 2 (0.44%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.22%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 71 (15.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (6.99%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (5.90%) Office 365
4 15 (3.28%) SaaS
5 4 (0.87%) IaaS
5 4 (0.87%) PaaS
6 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.44%) G Suite
6 2 (0.44%) GitHub
7 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.22%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.59%) Firewall
2 18 (3.93%) LAN
3 17 (3.71%) DNS
4 16 (3.49%) WAN
5 12 (2.62%) TCP/IP
6 11 (2.40%) Broadband
7 9 (1.97%) Internet
8 8 (1.75%) VPN
9 7 (1.53%) SAN
10 5 (1.09%) HTTP
10 5 (1.09%) IPsec
10 5 (1.09%) NAS
10 5 (1.09%) SSL
10 5 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.87%) Ethernet
11 4 (0.87%) iSCSI
12 3 (0.66%) DHCP
12 3 (0.66%) VLAN
13 2 (0.44%) MPLS
14 1 (0.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (17.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 60 (13.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 59 (12.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (12.66%) SQL Server 2014
5 53 (11.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (5.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (5.24%) MySQL
8 23 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (4.80%) MongoDB
10 21 (4.59%) Relational Database
11 17 (3.71%) NoSQL
12 15 (3.28%) RavenDB
13 13 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (2.84%) SQL Server 2016
14 10 (2.18%) Big Data
15 7 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (1.53%) Power BI
16 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 5 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
17 4 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 78 (17.03%) Visual Studio
2 53 (11.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (10.70%) Subversion
4 48 (10.48%) Git (software)
5 36 (7.86%) Eclipse
6 30 (6.55%) Maven
7 19 (4.15%) Mercurial
8 13 (2.84%) NUnit
9 11 (2.40%) TeamCity
10 10 (2.18%) Selenium
11 8 (1.75%) MSTest
12 7 (1.53%) JUnit
13 6 (1.31%) Artifactory
13 6 (1.31%) Jenkins
13 6 (1.31%) NetBeans
13 6 (1.31%) SpecFlow
14 5 (1.09%) Cucumber
14 5 (1.09%) IntelliJ
15 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 4 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 56 (12.23%) Finance
2 39 (8.52%) Advertising
3 25 (5.46%) Retail
4 21 (4.59%) Telecoms
5 19 (4.15%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.62%) Marketing
7 5 (1.09%) Banking
8 3 (0.66%) Back Office
8 3 (0.66%) Welsh Language
9 2 (0.44%) Legal
10 1 (0.22%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 278 (60.70%) Developer
2 158 (34.50%) .NET Developer
3 57 (12.45%) C# Developer
4 48 (10.48%) Senior Developer
5 44 (9.61%) Software Developer
6 41 (8.95%) Analyst
7 35 (7.64%) .NET Software Developer
8 34 (7.42%) Software Engineer
9 33 (7.21%) C# .NET Developer
10 31 (6.77%) SQL Developer
11 25 (5.46%) Senior .NET Developer
12 22 (4.80%) ASP.NET Developer
13 19 (4.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 18 (3.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 18 (3.93%) IT Support
15 17 (3.71%) .NET Software Engineer
16 16 (3.49%) C# Software Developer
16 16 (3.49%) IT Manager
16 16 (3.49%) Java Developer
17 15 (3.28%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 309 (67.47%) .NET
2 247 (53.93%) ASP.NET
3 166 (36.24%) ASP.NET MVC
4 165 (36.03%) HTML
5 128 (27.95%) CSS
6 113 (24.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 90 (19.65%) .NET Framework
8 88 (19.21%) Web Services
9 83 (18.12%) RESTful
10 76 (16.59%) jQuery
11 75 (16.38%) WCF
12 72 (15.72%) XML
13 54 (11.79%) REST
14 52 (11.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 49 (10.70%) SOAP
16 42 (9.17%) Hibernate
16 42 (9.17%) Spring
17 41 (8.95%) AngularJS
18 37 (8.08%) HTML5
19 35 (7.64%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.95%) User Experience
2 34 (7.42%) Enterprise Software
3 31 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (6.55%) Management Information System
5 24 (5.24%) Mainframe
6 21 (4.59%) NHS
7 18 (3.93%) Mobile App
8 17 (3.71%) Computer Science
9 12 (2.62%) Fintech
10 6 (1.31%) Social Media
11 5 (1.09%) Replication
12 4 (0.87%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.87%) Reference Data
13 3 (0.66%) Clustering
13 3 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.66%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.44%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.44%) Raspberry Pi
15 1 (0.22%) Data Centre
15 1 (0.22%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 123 (26.86%) Windows
2 45 (9.83%) Windows Server
3 25 (5.46%) Linux
4 20 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (3.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.53%) Unix
8 6 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.31%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.09%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.87%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.44%) Android
11 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.22%) CentOS
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (52.40%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (49.13%) MVC
3 136 (29.69%) Scrum
4 117 (25.55%) TDD
5 79 (17.25%) OO
6 73 (15.94%) BDD
7 61 (13.32%) Continuous Integration
8 59 (12.88%) Unit Testing
9 58 (12.66%) Software Engineering
10 47 (10.26%) Web Application Development
11 46 (10.04%) SDLC
12 42 (9.17%) Web Development
13 36 (7.86%) Business Intelligence
14 33 (7.21%) Continuous Deployment
15 31 (6.77%) Dependency Injection
15 31 (6.77%) OOP
16 29 (6.33%) Customer Insight
16 29 (6.33%) Performance Optimisation
17 25 (5.46%) Kanban
17 25 (5.46%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 291 (63.54%) C#
2 212 (46.29%) SQL
3 133 (29.04%) JavaScript
4 88 (19.21%) T-SQL
5 71 (15.50%) Java
6 33 (7.21%) VB.NET
7 19 (4.15%) PHP
8 11 (2.40%) VB
9 10 (2.18%) Groovy
10 8 (1.75%) Ruby
11 7 (1.53%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.31%) C++
12 6 (1.31%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.31%) Python
13 5 (1.09%) C
13 5 (1.09%) Perl
13 5 (1.09%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.66%) ABAP
14 3 (0.66%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (9.83%) Degree
2 13 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (1.97%) MCSA
3 9 (1.97%) MCSE
4 6 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (1.31%) Postgraduate
5 2 (0.44%) CCNA
5 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.44%) HND
6 1 (0.22%) CCNP
6 1 (0.22%) ISEB
6 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.22%) MCITP
6 1 (0.22%) MCP
6 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.22%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (5.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 10 (2.18%) SLA
4 5 (1.09%) QA
5 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (9.39%) Active Directory
2 29 (6.33%) Hyper-V
3 26 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.75%) Docker
4 8 (1.75%) XenServer
5 5 (1.09%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.87%) vSphere
7 2 (0.44%) vCloud
7 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (1.31%) NetBackup
2 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (0.66%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.44%) vRealize
3 2 (0.44%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.22%) SCCM
4 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 234 (51.09%) Microsoft
2 52 (11.35%) Oracle
3 44 (9.61%) VMware
4 35 (7.64%) IBM
5 13 (2.84%) Cisco
5 13 (2.84%) SAP
6 12 (2.62%) Dell
7 10 (2.18%) Sage
7 10 (2.18%) Sitecore
8 9 (1.97%) Facebook
8 9 (1.97%) HP
8 9 (1.97%) Veeam
8 9 (1.97%) Xamarin
9 7 (1.53%) MuleSoft
9 7 (1.53%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.53%) RedGate
10 5 (1.09%) Avaya
10 5 (1.09%) F5
10 5 (1.09%) Google
10 5 (1.09%) Veritas
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