Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 9 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 233 304 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.94% 15.23% 15.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.39% 53.62% 54.82%
Number of salaries quoted 187 290 324
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £27,300 £24,950 £24,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,550 £47,500
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.27% +3.53%

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 563 567 726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 28.86% 28.41% 27.99%
Number of salaries quoted 434 515 612
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,150 £25,750 £24,550
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £51,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018. 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 -5 144 £42,500 +16.44% 30
West Wales +2 49 £35,000 -6.67% 9
Mid Wales -6 25 - - 1
North Wales -6 15 £57,500 +53.33% 12
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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.

1 121 (51.93%) C#
2 111 (47.64%) .NET
3 106 (45.49%) SQL
4 89 (38.20%) Microsoft
5 82 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (33.05%) MVC
7 72 (30.90%) HTML
8 71 (30.47%) JavaScript
9 66 (28.33%) Finance
10 61 (26.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 59 (25.32%) Microsoft Azure
12 58 (24.89%) Business Intelligence
13 55 (23.61%) ASP.NET
14 54 (23.18%) Problem-Solving
15 53 (22.75%) XML
15 53 (22.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 49 (21.03%) Degree
17 48 (20.60%) Windows
18 47 (20.17%) Java
19 43 (18.45%) CSS
20 42 (18.03%) SOAP
20 42 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
20 42 (18.03%) SQL Server 2012
21 40 (17.17%) Oracle
22 39 (16.74%) T-SQL
23 34 (14.59%) Web Services
23 34 (14.59%) Data Warehouse
24 31 (13.30%) ETL
24 31 (13.30%) ITIL
25 30 (12.88%) Analytical Skills

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 17 (7.30%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (6.87%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (6.44%) IIS
4 14 (6.01%) nginx
5 7 (3.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (2.58%) Confluence
6 6 (2.58%) SAS
7 4 (1.72%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.72%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.72%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.29%) Apache Pig
8 3 (1.29%) Appian
8 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.86%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.86%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.43%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.43%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 18 (7.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 59 (25.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.72%) Office 365
4 8 (3.43%) Serverless
5 6 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (2.58%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (2.58%) SaaS
6 5 (2.15%) Mimecast
6 5 (2.15%) PaaS
7 2 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.86%) IaaS
8 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.43%) GitHub
8 1 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.87%) DNS
2 14 (6.01%) SAN
3 10 (4.29%) Firewall
4 9 (3.86%) DHCP
5 5 (2.15%) NAS
5 5 (2.15%) VPN
6 4 (1.72%) Internet
7 3 (1.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.29%) HTTP
7 3 (1.29%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.29%) Hyperconnected
7 3 (1.29%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.29%) VoIP
8 2 (0.86%) IPsec
8 2 (0.86%) SSL
8 2 (0.86%) VLAN
9 1 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.43%) SSH
9 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (26.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 53 (22.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 42 (18.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 34 (14.59%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (10.30%) Relational Database
5 24 (10.30%) SQL Server 2016
6 22 (9.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 21 (9.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (8.58%) MySQL
9 19 (8.15%) MongoDB
10 17 (7.30%) NoSQL
11 15 (6.44%) Power BI
12 7 (3.00%) Redis
13 6 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (2.58%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (2.15%) Big Data
14 5 (2.15%) Hadoop
15 4 (1.72%) Data Mart
15 4 (1.72%) DB2
15 4 (1.72%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 26 (11.16%) Git (software)
2 25 (10.73%) Visual Studio
3 15 (6.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (5.15%) TeamCity
5 8 (3.43%) JIRA
6 7 (3.00%) Cucumber
6 7 (3.00%) Jenkins
6 7 (3.00%) Liquibase
7 6 (2.58%) Jasmine
7 6 (2.58%) JUnit
7 6 (2.58%) Mockito
8 5 (2.15%) MorphX
9 3 (1.29%) Selenium
10 2 (0.86%) Subversion
10 2 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.43%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 66 (28.33%) Finance
2 12 (5.15%) Law
3 8 (3.43%) Advertising
4 7 (3.00%) Banking
4 7 (3.00%) Billing
4 7 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.58%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.15%) Games
7 3 (1.29%) Legal
8 2 (0.86%) Local Government
8 2 (0.86%) Retail
9 1 (0.43%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 136 (58.37%) Developer
2 49 (21.03%) .NET Developer
3 44 (18.88%) C# Developer
4 35 (15.02%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (13.73%) Analyst
5 32 (13.73%) SQL Developer
6 30 (12.88%) Software Developer
7 26 (11.16%) Senior Developer
8 21 (9.01%) Senior Analyst
9 17 (7.30%) ASP.NET Developer
10 16 (6.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 14 (6.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (5.58%) Business Systems Analyst
12 13 (5.58%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
12 13 (5.58%) Senior Solutions Analyst
12 13 (5.58%) Senior Systems Analyst
12 13 (5.58%) Solutions Analyst
12 13 (5.58%) Systems Analyst
13 11 (4.72%) Senior .NET Developer
13 11 (4.72%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (47.64%) .NET
2 72 (30.90%) HTML
3 55 (23.61%) ASP.NET
4 53 (22.75%) XML
5 43 (18.45%) CSS
6 42 (18.03%) SOAP
7 34 (14.59%) Web Services
8 30 (12.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 30 (12.88%) REST
9 26 (11.16%) AngularJS
10 22 (9.44%) Node.js
11 21 (9.01%) jQuery
12 18 (7.73%) JSON
12 18 (7.73%) RESTful
13 17 (7.30%) WCF
14 16 (6.87%) ASP.NET Web API
15 15 (6.44%) .NET Framework
16 14 (6.01%) Sass
17 11 (4.72%) KnockoutJS
18 10 (4.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
1 30 (12.88%) Enterprise Software
2 28 (12.02%) Management Information System
3 26 (11.16%) Computer Science
4 21 (9.01%) User Experience
5 15 (6.44%) Fintech
6 14 (6.01%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (5.58%) Mobile App
8 12 (5.15%) e-Learning
9 9 (3.86%) Replication
10 8 (3.43%) Clustering
10 8 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.72%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.72%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.72%) Thin Client
12 3 (1.29%) PKI
13 1 (0.43%) Graphic Design
13 1 (0.43%) iPhone
13 1 (0.43%) Robotics
13 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 48 (20.60%) Windows
2 25 (10.73%) Linux
2 25 (10.73%) Windows Server
3 8 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.72%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.86%) Android
6 2 (0.86%) CentOS
6 2 (0.86%) Debian
6 2 (0.86%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.86%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.86%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.43%) AIX
7 1 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (33.05%) MVC
3 58 (24.89%) Business Intelligence
4 54 (23.18%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (13.30%) ETL
5 31 (13.30%) ITIL
6 30 (12.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 29 (12.45%) Decision-Making
8 27 (11.59%) Project Management
9 26 (11.16%) Scrum
10 23 (9.87%) CRM
10 23 (9.87%) Mentoring
10 23 (9.87%) TDD
11 22 (9.44%) Unit Testing
12 21 (9.01%) ERP
13 20 (8.58%) Data Integration
14 19 (8.15%) DevOps
15 18 (7.73%) Validation
16 17 (7.30%) SOA
17 16 (6.87%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 121 (51.93%) C#
2 106 (45.49%) SQL
3 71 (30.47%) JavaScript
4 47 (20.17%) Java
5 39 (16.74%) T-SQL
6 24 (10.30%) PowerShell
7 23 (9.87%) Ruby
8 18 (7.73%) PHP
9 17 (7.30%) VB.NET
10 16 (6.87%) VB
11 12 (5.15%) CoffeeScript
11 12 (5.15%) Python
11 12 (5.15%) VBA
12 11 (4.72%) TypeScript
13 5 (2.15%) X++
13 5 (2.15%) XPath
14 3 (1.29%) C++
14 3 (1.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.86%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.86%) R
Qualifications
1 49 (21.03%) Degree
2 19 (8.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (7.30%) Postgraduate
4 11 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (3.86%) MCITP
5 9 (3.86%) MCSA
6 6 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.72%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.72%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.86%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.86%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (0.86%) CITP
8 2 (0.86%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.86%) MCSE
8 2 (0.86%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.01%) QA
2 10 (4.29%) SLA
3 7 (3.00%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.86%) GDPR
System Software
1 25 (10.73%) Docker
2 21 (9.01%) Active Directory
3 19 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (6.44%) Hyper-V
5 12 (5.15%) Varnish
6 7 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.15%) vSphere
8 2 (0.86%) LXC
8 2 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.86%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.43%) HDFS
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.43%) XenApp
9 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (3.43%) NetBackup
3 7 (3.00%) SCCM
3 7 (3.00%) SCOM
4 6 (2.58%) Puppet
4 6 (2.58%) Terraform
5 4 (1.72%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (1.72%) SCOrch
5 4 (1.72%) SCSM
6 2 (0.86%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.86%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.43%) Kibana
Vendors
1 89 (38.20%) Microsoft
2 40 (17.17%) Oracle
3 24 (10.30%) VMware
4 15 (6.44%) Tableau
5 12 (5.15%) HP
6 8 (3.43%) Cisco
6 8 (3.43%) Citrix
6 8 (3.43%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (3.00%) 3PAR
7 7 (3.00%) Guidewire
7 7 (3.00%) Veeam
7 7 (3.00%) Veritas
8 5 (2.15%) Xamarin
9 4 (1.72%) Actifio
9 4 (1.72%) Google
9 4 (1.72%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.29%) Apple
10 3 (1.29%) Cognos
10 3 (1.29%) SAP
10 3 (1.29%) Sybase