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

3 months to
24 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 245 245 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 22.17% 17.58% 16.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 61.40% 56.98% 48.62%
Number of salaries quoted 210 204 191
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 £29,129
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 399 430 434
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 36.11% 30.85% 33.08%
Number of salaries quoted 328 366 385
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 £27,864 £28,500
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 24 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 24 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 -1 176 £40,000 +14.28% 15
West Wales +1 46 £40,000 +45.45% 5
North Wales +6 13 £33,750 +3.84% 3
Mid Wales -8 8 - -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 310 (67.69%) .NET
2 293 (63.97%) C#
3 249 (54.37%) ASP.NET
4 242 (52.84%) Agile Software Development
5 234 (51.09%) Microsoft
6 226 (49.34%) MVC
7 209 (45.63%) SQL
8 166 (36.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 163 (35.59%) HTML
10 135 (29.48%) Scrum
11 132 (28.82%) JavaScript
12 127 (27.73%) CSS
13 122 (26.64%) Windows
14 118 (25.76%) MS Excel
15 117 (25.55%) TDD
16 114 (24.89%) ASP.NET Web API
17 91 (19.87%) .NET Framework
18 87 (19.00%) Web Services
18 87 (19.00%) T-SQL
19 84 (18.34%) RESTful
20 80 (17.47%) Visual Studio
21 79 (17.25%) OO
21 79 (17.25%) SQL Server 2012
22 75 (16.38%) WCF
22 75 (16.38%) jQuery
23 74 (16.16%) BDD
24 72 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
25 71 (15.50%) XML
26 70 (15.28%) Java
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 33 (7.21%) WebSphere
4 21 (4.59%) SharePoint
5 15 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (3.28%) MS Exchange
6 13 (2.84%) CMS
6 13 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (2.40%) Umbraco
8 10 (2.18%) Apache
9 9 (1.97%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (1.75%) JBoss
11 6 (1.31%) ColdFusion
12 5 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.66%) NetWeaver
14 2 (0.44%) Documentum
14 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.44%) FileNet
14 2 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 118 (25.76%) 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
5 1 (0.22%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 72 (15.72%) 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 58 (12.66%) SQL Server 2014
3 58 (12.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 53 (11.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (5.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 23 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (5.02%) MySQL
7 22 (4.80%) MongoDB
8 19 (4.15%) Relational Database
9 16 (3.49%) NoSQL
10 15 (3.28%) RavenDB
11 13 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
11 13 (2.84%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (2.18%) Big Data
13 7 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (1.53%) Power BI
14 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 80 (17.47%) Visual Studio
2 54 (11.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (10.92%) Subversion
4 48 (10.48%) Git (software)
5 37 (8.08%) Eclipse
6 31 (6.77%) Maven
7 19 (4.15%) Mercurial
8 13 (2.84%) NUnit
9 11 (2.40%) TeamCity
10 9 (1.97%) Selenium
11 7 (1.53%) JUnit
11 7 (1.53%) MSTest
12 6 (1.31%) Artifactory
12 6 (1.31%) Jenkins
12 6 (1.31%) NetBeans
12 6 (1.31%) SpecFlow
13 5 (1.09%) Cucumber
13 5 (1.09%) IntelliJ
14 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 54 (11.79%) 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
2 160 (34.93%) .NET Developer
3 59 (12.88%) C# Developer
4 47 (10.26%) Senior Developer
5 42 (9.17%) Software Developer
6 39 (8.52%) Analyst
7 36 (7.86%) Software Engineer
8 35 (7.64%) .NET Software Developer
8 35 (7.64%) C# .NET Developer
9 32 (6.99%) SQL Developer
10 24 (5.24%) Senior .NET Developer
11 22 (4.80%) ASP.NET Developer
12 20 (4.37%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 18 (3.93%) .NET Software Engineer
13 18 (3.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 18 (3.93%) IT Support
14 16 (3.49%) C# Software Developer
14 16 (3.49%) C# Software Engineer
14 16 (3.49%) IT Manager
14 16 (3.49%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (67.69%) .NET
2 249 (54.37%) ASP.NET
3 166 (36.24%) ASP.NET MVC
4 163 (35.59%) HTML
5 127 (27.73%) CSS
6 114 (24.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 91 (19.87%) .NET Framework
8 87 (19.00%) Web Services
9 84 (18.34%) RESTful
10 75 (16.38%) jQuery
10 75 (16.38%) WCF
11 71 (15.50%) XML
12 54 (11.79%) REST
13 52 (11.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 49 (10.70%) SOAP
15 43 (9.39%) Hibernate
15 43 (9.39%) Spring
16 41 (8.95%) AngularJS
17 37 (8.08%) HTML5
18 36 (7.86%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.95%) User Experience
2 33 (7.21%) Enterprise Software
3 30 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (6.11%) Management Information System
5 25 (5.46%) Mainframe
6 19 (4.15%) NHS
7 18 (3.93%) Mobile App
8 16 (3.49%) 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
1 122 (26.64%) 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
1 242 (52.84%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (49.34%) MVC
3 135 (29.48%) Scrum
4 117 (25.55%) TDD
5 79 (17.25%) OO
6 74 (16.16%) BDD
7 61 (13.32%) Continuous Integration
7 61 (13.32%) Software Engineering
8 60 (13.10%) Unit Testing
9 48 (10.48%) SDLC
10 47 (10.26%) Web Application Development
11 42 (9.17%) Web Development
12 36 (7.86%) Business Intelligence
13 34 (7.42%) Continuous Deployment
14 31 (6.77%) Dependency Injection
14 31 (6.77%) OOP
15 30 (6.55%) Customer Insight
15 30 (6.55%) Performance Optimisation
16 25 (5.46%) Kanban
16 25 (5.46%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 293 (63.97%) C#
2 209 (45.63%) SQL
3 132 (28.82%) JavaScript
4 87 (19.00%) T-SQL
5 70 (15.28%) Java
6 32 (6.99%) VB.NET
7 16 (3.49%) 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 44 (9.61%) Degree
2 13 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (1.97%) MCSA
3 9 (1.97%) MCSE
4 6 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.09%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.44%) CCNA
6 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.44%) HND
7 1 (0.22%) CCNP
7 1 (0.22%) ISEB
7 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.22%) MCITP
7 1 (0.22%) MCP
7 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (6.11%) 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 36 (7.86%) 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
10 6 (1.31%) RedGate
11 5 (1.09%) Avaya
11 5 (1.09%) F5
11 5 (1.09%) Google
11 5 (1.09%) Veritas
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Downing LLP
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum generous benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Reed Technology
Salary: great benefits package and Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
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Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Flintshire
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Flintshire
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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