Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 9 12
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 229 302 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.98% 15.60% 17.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.04% 51.62% 54.76%
Number of salaries quoted 196 265 379
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.60% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,850 £24,250
90th Percentile £56,000 £52,000 £52,100
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +2.51%

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 467 585 778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.42% 30.22% 32.23%
Number of salaries quoted 389 507 667
Wales median annual salary £40,250 £38,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -1.28% +11.43%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £56,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% +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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -1 176 £37,500 -0.66% 54
West Wales -12 34 £37,500 -6.25% 13
North Wales -4 17 £47,500 +35.71% 6
Mid Wales +7 2 - -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 129 (56.33%) SQL
2 118 (51.53%) .NET
3 117 (51.09%) C#
4 102 (44.54%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (39.74%) Microsoft
6 82 (35.81%) JavaScript
7 77 (33.62%) HTML
8 70 (30.57%) XML
9 68 (29.69%) Finance
10 63 (27.51%) Microsoft Azure
11 58 (25.33%) ASP.NET
12 54 (23.58%) MVC
13 51 (22.27%) CSS
14 48 (20.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 42 (18.34%) Amazon AWS
16 41 (17.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 37 (16.16%) T-SQL
18 36 (15.72%) Mentoring
19 35 (15.28%) Scrum
20 33 (14.41%) Business Intelligence
21 32 (13.97%) jQuery
22 31 (13.54%) SOAP
23 30 (13.10%) Java
24 29 (12.66%) Windows
24 29 (12.66%) Team Foundation Server
24 29 (12.66%) Self-Motivation
25 28 (12.23%) Oracle
26 26 (11.35%) Advertising
26 26 (11.35%) DevOps
27 25 (10.92%) 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 (9.61%) IIS
2 14 (6.11%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (4.37%) nginx
3 10 (4.37%) SAS
4 7 (3.06%) Appian
4 7 (3.06%) Confluence
4 7 (3.06%) WordPress
5 6 (2.62%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.18%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.18%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.75%) Apache
7 4 (1.75%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.75%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.31%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.44%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (5.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.44%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.44%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.44%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 63 (27.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (18.34%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.11%) Office 365
4 10 (4.37%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (4.37%) SaaS
4 10 (4.37%) Serverless
5 6 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (2.62%) PaaS
6 5 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.18%) IaaS
7 4 (1.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.68%) DNS
2 11 (4.80%) SAN
3 10 (4.37%) VPN
4 9 (3.93%) Firewall
4 9 (3.93%) SSL
5 8 (3.49%) DHCP
6 7 (3.06%) NAS
7 6 (2.62%) HTTP
7 6 (2.62%) HTTPS
8 4 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (1.75%) LAN
8 4 (1.75%) MPLS
8 4 (1.75%) NetScaler
8 4 (1.75%) VLAN
8 4 (1.75%) WAN
9 3 (1.31%) IPsec
10 2 (0.87%) Internet
10 2 (0.87%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.44%) IPv4
11 1 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (20.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 41 (17.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (10.48%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (10.04%) MySQL
5 20 (8.73%) NoSQL
6 18 (7.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (6.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (6.11%) Power BI
8 14 (6.11%) Relational Database
8 14 (6.11%) SQL Server 2016
9 13 (5.68%) MongoDB
10 11 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (3.49%) Redis
12 7 (3.06%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (3.06%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (3.06%) DB2
12 7 (3.06%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (2.62%) Cosmos DB
13 6 (2.62%) PowerPivot
13 6 (2.62%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 29 (12.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (10.48%) Git (software)
3 16 (6.99%) Jenkins
4 14 (6.11%) Visual Studio
5 9 (3.93%) JIRA
6 8 (3.49%) Cucumber
7 7 (3.06%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.62%) Jasmine
8 6 (2.62%) JUnit
8 6 (2.62%) Mockito
9 5 (2.18%) Eclipse
9 5 (2.18%) Liquibase
9 5 (2.18%) MorphX
9 5 (2.18%) Selenium
10 3 (1.31%) AccuRev
10 3 (1.31%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.87%) Grunt
11 2 (0.87%) Hudson
11 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 68 (29.69%) Finance
2 26 (11.35%) Advertising
3 12 (5.24%) Marketing
4 7 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.18%) Banking
5 5 (2.18%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.75%) Billing
6 4 (1.75%) Law
6 4 (1.75%) Legal
7 3 (1.31%) Games
7 3 (1.31%) Retail
7 3 (1.31%) Welsh Language
8 2 (0.87%) Electronics
8 2 (0.87%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 118 (51.53%) Developer
2 41 (17.90%) .NET Developer
3 33 (14.41%) C# Developer
4 26 (11.35%) Software Developer
5 24 (10.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 22 (9.61%) Analyst
6 22 (9.61%) SQL Developer
7 19 (8.30%) Web Developer
8 16 (6.99%) Architect
9 15 (6.55%) Senior Developer
10 14 (6.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 13 (5.68%) DBA
11 13 (5.68%) SQL DBA
12 12 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (5.24%) SQL Server Developer
13 11 (4.80%) Software Engineer
13 11 (4.80%) SQL BI Developer
14 10 (4.37%) Automation Architect
15 9 (3.93%) Team Leader
16 8 (3.49%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (51.53%) .NET
2 77 (33.62%) HTML
3 70 (30.57%) XML
4 58 (25.33%) ASP.NET
5 51 (22.27%) CSS
6 32 (13.97%) jQuery
7 31 (13.54%) SOAP
8 25 (10.92%) AngularJS
8 25 (10.92%) HTML5
8 25 (10.92%) JSON
9 24 (10.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (8.30%) Sass
11 17 (7.42%) REST
12 15 (6.55%) RESTful
13 14 (6.11%) Web Services
13 14 (6.11%) XSLT
14 12 (5.24%) Node.js
15 11 (4.80%) .NET Framework
15 11 (4.80%) Ajax
15 11 (4.80%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.66%) Self-Motivation
2 22 (9.61%) Fintech
3 15 (6.55%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (5.24%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (4.37%) Replication
6 9 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.93%) User Experience
7 8 (3.49%) Digital Media
8 7 (3.06%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.18%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.75%) Clustering
10 4 (1.75%) e-Learning
10 4 (1.75%) Robotics
11 3 (1.31%) NHS
12 2 (0.87%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.44%) Fat Client
13 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
13 1 (0.44%) Social Media
13 1 (0.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (12.66%) Windows
2 24 (10.48%) Linux
3 18 (7.86%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.06%) CentOS
6 5 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.18%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.18%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.75%) Fedora
7 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.31%) Debian
9 2 (0.87%) Unix
10 1 (0.44%) AIX
10 1 (0.44%) Android
10 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (44.54%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (23.58%) MVC
3 36 (15.72%) Mentoring
4 35 (15.28%) Scrum
5 33 (14.41%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (11.35%) DevOps
7 23 (10.04%) Web Development
8 22 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (8.73%) Decision-Making
9 20 (8.73%) TDD
10 16 (6.99%) ETL
10 16 (6.99%) Migration
10 16 (6.99%) Technical Leadership
11 15 (6.55%) OO
11 15 (6.55%) Process Improvement
11 15 (6.55%) Project Management
11 15 (6.55%) Test Automation
12 14 (6.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (6.11%) Software Engineering
12 14 (6.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 129 (56.33%) SQL
2 117 (51.09%) C#
3 82 (35.81%) JavaScript
4 37 (16.16%) T-SQL
5 30 (13.10%) Java
6 18 (7.86%) TypeScript
7 17 (7.42%) PHP
7 17 (7.42%) Python
8 12 (5.24%) Ruby
8 12 (5.24%) VBA
9 10 (4.37%) PowerShell
10 7 (3.06%) VB
10 7 (3.06%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.62%) C++
11 6 (2.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 5 (2.18%) X++
13 4 (1.75%) CoffeeScript
13 4 (1.75%) Delphi
13 4 (1.75%) XPath
14 2 (0.87%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (10.04%) Degree
2 7 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.31%) MCSA
3 3 (1.31%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.31%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.87%) CISSP
4 2 (0.87%) MCITP
4 2 (0.87%) MCP
4 2 (0.87%) MCSE
4 2 (0.87%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.55%) QA
2 13 (5.68%) SLA
3 4 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.44%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.37%) Docker
3 4 (1.75%) Varnish
3 4 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.31%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.31%) vSphere
5 2 (0.87%) HDFS
5 2 (0.87%) LXC
6 1 (0.44%) XenApp
6 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (4.37%) Puppet
2 8 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.62%) Terraform
4 4 (1.75%) Ansible
4 4 (1.75%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.31%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.87%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.87%) Kibana
7 1 (0.44%) Grafana
7 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.44%) SCCM
7 1 (0.44%) SCOM
7 1 (0.44%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 91 (39.74%) Microsoft
2 28 (12.23%) Oracle
3 14 (6.11%) VMware
4 11 (4.80%) Cisco
5 8 (3.49%) Google
5 8 (3.49%) Red Hat
5 8 (3.49%) SAP
5 8 (3.49%) Tableau
6 6 (2.62%) Veeam
7 5 (2.18%) Citrix
7 5 (2.18%) Guidewire
7 5 (2.18%) IBM
7 5 (2.18%) NetApp
8 4 (1.75%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.31%) Adobe
9 3 (1.31%) Cognos
9 3 (1.31%) EMC
9 3 (1.31%) Nimble Storage
9 3 (1.31%) RedGate
9 3 (1.31%) Sybase