Period
to 20 September 2021

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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 35 26 24
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2 -11
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 113 64 155
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 7.55% 8.48% 8.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.71% 29.49% 35.80%
Number of salaries quoted 84 53 128
10th Percentile £31,285 £31,947 £23,625
25th Percentile £35,068 £32,500 £31,981
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,750 £37,500 £38,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% -1.32% -5.00%
75th Percentile £51,250 £47,007 £45,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,250 £50,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 368 217 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.58% 28.74% 22.61%
Number of salaries quoted 204 202 385
10th Percentile £31,285 £29,075 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,375 £33,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,750 £45,000 £38,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +18.42% -10.59%
75th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £46,650
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Wales

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Wales.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Wales

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Wales over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

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 20 September 2021. 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 +6 100 £39,750 -1.07% 18
West Wales -39 10 £40,000 +14.29% 2
North Wales -15 3 £31,000 -44.89% 2
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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 72 (63.72%) SQL
2 47 (41.59%) Microsoft
3 42 (37.17%) T-SQL
4 41 (36.28%) .NET
5 39 (34.51%) C#
5 39 (34.51%) Business Intelligence
6 38 (33.63%) Azure
7 33 (29.20%) DevOps
8 32 (28.32%) Social Skills
8 32 (28.32%) ASP.NET
9 31 (27.43%) Finance
10 28 (24.78%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (24.78%) Performance Tuning
11 26 (23.01%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (22.12%) HTML
12 25 (22.12%) Data Integration
13 24 (21.24%) SC Cleared
13 24 (21.24%) Security Cleared
13 24 (21.24%) Data Modelling
13 24 (21.24%) Advertising
13 24 (21.24%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (20.35%) MVC
15 22 (19.47%) Change Management
15 22 (19.47%) JavaScript
16 21 (18.58%) Project Management
16 21 (18.58%) .NET Framework
16 21 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (18.58%) Business Analysis
17 20 (17.70%) Logical Data Model
17 20 (17.70%) Physical Data Model

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 14 (12.39%) IIS
2 10 (8.85%) nginx
3 6 (5.31%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.54%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.65%) CMS
5 3 (2.65%) EPiServer
5 3 (2.65%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.77%) Kentico
6 2 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.77%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.88%) Apache
7 1 (0.88%) Confluence
7 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.88%) FileNet
7 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.88%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 38 (33.63%) Azure
2 16 (14.16%) Power Platform
3 6 (5.31%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (3.54%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (3.54%) Snowflake
5 3 (2.65%) Azure Service Bus
6 2 (1.77%) Azure Stack
6 2 (1.77%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 2 (1.77%) SaaS
7 1 (0.88%) Azure Storage
7 1 (0.88%) IaaS
7 1 (0.88%) PaaS
7 1 (0.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.54%) LAN
1 4 (3.54%) WAN
2 3 (2.65%) Wireless
3 2 (1.77%) Intranet
4 1 (0.88%) DHCP
4 1 (0.88%) DNS
4 1 (0.88%) Firewall
4 1 (0.88%) Internet
4 1 (0.88%) IPsec
4 1 (0.88%) NAS
4 1 (0.88%) SAN
4 1 (0.88%) SMTP
4 1 (0.88%) SSH
4 1 (0.88%) SSL
4 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.88%) VoIP
4 1 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (24.78%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (14.16%) Power BI
3 10 (8.85%) SQL Server 2017
3 10 (8.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (7.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (5.31%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.42%) Data Lake
6 5 (4.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (4.42%) Tableau
7 4 (3.54%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (3.54%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.54%) MySQL
7 4 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.77%) Big Data
9 2 (1.77%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.77%) PolyBase
9 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 18 (15.93%) Visual Studio
2 10 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.31%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.77%) NUnit
5 2 (1.77%) Selenium
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.88%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.88%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.88%) JIRA
6 1 (0.88%) Maven
6 1 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.88%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (28.32%) Social Skills
2 31 (27.43%) Finance
3 24 (21.24%) Advertising
3 24 (21.24%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.31%) Back Office
4 6 (5.31%) Retail
5 5 (4.42%) Public Sector
6 3 (2.65%) Law
6 3 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.77%) Legal
7 2 (1.77%) Welsh Language
8 1 (0.88%) Automotive
8 1 (0.88%) Electronics
8 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 69 (61.06%) Developer
2 24 (21.24%) .NET Developer
3 20 (17.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 20 (17.70%) Report Developer
4 18 (15.93%) C# Developer
5 13 (11.50%) Analyst
5 13 (11.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (11.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (11.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (9.73%) Applications Developer
7 10 (8.85%) .NET Applications Developer
7 10 (8.85%) C# Application Developer
7 10 (8.85%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (7.08%) SQL Developer
9 7 (6.19%) Data Engineer
9 7 (6.19%) DBA
10 6 (5.31%) Administrator
10 6 (5.31%) Senior Developer
10 6 (5.31%) Support Engineer
11 5 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (36.28%) .NET
2 32 (28.32%) ASP.NET
3 25 (22.12%) HTML
4 21 (18.58%) .NET Framework
5 18 (15.93%) Entity Framework
6 15 (13.27%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (11.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 11 (9.73%) ASP.NET Core
8 11 (9.73%) CSS
8 11 (9.73%) HTML5
8 11 (9.73%) Web Services
9 9 (7.96%) jQuery
10 8 (7.08%) REST
11 5 (4.42%) .NET Core
11 5 (4.42%) JSON
12 4 (3.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 4 (3.54%) Kafka
12 4 (3.54%) Spring
13 3 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (2.65%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.73%) Virtual Team
2 7 (6.19%) User Experience
3 6 (5.31%) NHS
4 3 (2.65%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.65%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.65%) Legacy Systems
4 3 (2.65%) SCADA
5 2 (1.77%) Replication
5 2 (1.77%) Wiki
6 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.73%) Linux
1 11 (9.73%) Windows
2 6 (5.31%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (34.51%) Business Intelligence
2 33 (29.20%) DevOps
3 28 (24.78%) Performance Tuning
4 26 (23.01%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (22.12%) Data Integration
6 24 (21.24%) Data Modelling
7 23 (20.35%) MVC
8 22 (19.47%) Change Management
9 21 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (18.58%) Business Analysis
9 21 (18.58%) Project Management
10 20 (17.70%) Logical Data Model
10 20 (17.70%) Physical Data Model
10 20 (17.70%) Translating Business Requirements
11 12 (10.62%) Full Stack Development
12 11 (9.73%) SDLC
13 9 (7.96%) Analytics
13 9 (7.96%) Scrum
13 9 (7.96%) Unit Testing
14 8 (7.08%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 72 (63.72%) SQL
2 42 (37.17%) T-SQL
3 39 (34.51%) C#
4 22 (19.47%) JavaScript
5 12 (10.62%) VB.NET
6 11 (9.73%) Java
7 6 (5.31%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.42%) Python
9 3 (2.65%) PHP
9 3 (2.65%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.77%) U-SQL
10 2 (1.77%) VBScript
11 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.88%) C
11 1 (0.88%) C++
11 1 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.88%) Groovy
11 1 (0.88%) R
11 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (21.24%) SC Cleared
1 24 (21.24%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.96%) Degree
3 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.42%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.77%) MCDBA
6 2 (1.77%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.54%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.88%) PMO
3 1 (0.88%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.65%) Docker
2 3 (2.65%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.65%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.88%) MIIS
2 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (41.59%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.50%) Oracle
3 9 (7.96%) Databricks
4 4 (3.54%) IBM
4 4 (3.54%) Teradata
5 3 (2.65%) Sophos
5 3 (2.65%) VMware
6 2 (1.77%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.88%) Adobe
7 1 (0.88%) Aruba
7 1 (0.88%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (0.88%) Birst
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco
7 1 (0.88%) Kofax
7 1 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.88%) Optimizely
7 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com