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

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / Wales
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 226 244 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 20.75% 18.05% 14.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 59.32% 59.22% 48.79%
Number of salaries quoted 193 209 182
Median salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.58% +2.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,800 £27,550
10% offered a salary of more than £49,039 £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 381 412 414
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 34.99% 30.47% 29.59%
Number of salaries quoted 309 355 360
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £28,850 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £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 April 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 April 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 -3 161 £40,000 +8.10% 10
West Wales +5 38 £40,000 +6.66% 2
North Wales +9 14 £37,500 +15.38% 5
Mid Wales - 10 £43,000 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 293 (66.59%) .NET
2 278 (63.18%) C#
3 235 (53.41%) ASP.NET
3 235 (53.41%) Agile Software Development
4 225 (51.14%) Microsoft
5 212 (48.18%) MVC
6 203 (46.14%) SQL
7 152 (34.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 144 (32.73%) HTML
9 125 (28.41%) Scrum
10 119 (27.05%) JavaScript
11 117 (26.59%) ASP.NET Web API
12 113 (25.68%) Windows
13 111 (25.23%) TDD
14 109 (24.77%) CSS
15 86 (19.55%) Web Services
15 86 (19.55%) .NET Framework
16 84 (19.09%) Visual Studio
17 83 (18.86%) SQL Server 2012
18 82 (18.64%) T-SQL
19 78 (17.73%) RESTful
20 73 (16.59%) Microsoft Azure
20 73 (16.59%) BDD
21 68 (15.45%) Java
21 68 (15.45%) XML
22 64 (14.55%) Software Engineering
23 63 (14.32%) OO
24 62 (14.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 61 (13.86%) WCF
25 61 (13.86%) Team Foundation Server

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 56 (12.73%) IIS
2 42 (9.55%) Tomcat
3 32 (7.27%) WebSphere
4 19 (4.32%) SharePoint
5 17 (3.86%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (3.64%) MS Exchange
7 13 (2.95%) CMS
7 13 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (2.05%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (2.05%) Umbraco
10 8 (1.82%) Apache
11 6 (1.36%) JBoss
12 4 (0.91%) ColdFusion
13 3 (0.68%) NetWeaver
14 2 (0.45%) Documentum
14 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.45%) FileNet
Applications
1 25 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.73%) Oracle HRMS
3 9 (2.05%) Sage 200
3 9 (2.05%) Sage 50
4 4 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.68%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.23%) Epicor Tropos
7 1 (0.23%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 73 (16.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (7.05%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (6.82%) Office 365
4 15 (3.41%) SaaS
5 4 (0.91%) IaaS
5 4 (0.91%) PaaS
6 2 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.45%) G Suite
6 2 (0.45%) GitHub
7 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.23%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.32%) Firewall
2 16 (3.64%) LAN
3 14 (3.18%) WAN
4 13 (2.95%) DNS
5 12 (2.73%) Broadband
6 11 (2.50%) TCP/IP
7 9 (2.05%) Internet
8 8 (1.82%) VPN
9 7 (1.59%) SAN
10 5 (1.14%) HTTP
10 5 (1.14%) IPsec
10 5 (1.14%) NAS
10 5 (1.14%) SSL
11 3 (0.68%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.68%) VLAN
11 3 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.45%) DHCP
12 2 (0.45%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.23%) FTP
13 1 (0.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (18.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 62 (14.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 54 (12.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 49 (11.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 26 (5.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (5.45%) MongoDB
9 23 (5.23%) MySQL
9 23 (5.23%) Relational Database
10 17 (3.86%) NoSQL
11 16 (3.64%) SQL Server 2016
12 15 (3.41%) RavenDB
13 13 (2.95%) Big Data
14 12 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (1.82%) Power BI
17 7 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
18 6 (1.36%) Hadoop
18 6 (1.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 84 (19.09%) Visual Studio
2 61 (13.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (11.36%) Subversion
4 49 (11.14%) Git (software)
5 35 (7.95%) Eclipse
6 32 (7.27%) Maven
7 16 (3.64%) NUnit
8 14 (3.18%) Mercurial
9 10 (2.27%) SpecFlow
10 9 (2.05%) Selenium
11 8 (1.82%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.59%) Artifactory
13 6 (1.36%) Cucumber
13 6 (1.36%) IntelliJ
13 6 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (1.14%) Jenkins
14 5 (1.14%) JUnit
14 5 (1.14%) MSTest
15 4 (0.91%) JIRA
15 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 47 (10.68%) Finance
2 33 (7.50%) Advertising
3 25 (5.68%) Retail
4 19 (4.32%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.64%) Marketing
6 14 (3.18%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.91%) Banking
8 3 (0.68%) Back Office
8 3 (0.68%) Welsh Language
9 2 (0.45%) Legal
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 252 (57.27%) Developer
2 146 (33.18%) .NET Developer
3 57 (12.95%) C# Developer
4 43 (9.77%) Senior Developer
5 41 (9.32%) Analyst
6 39 (8.86%) Software Developer
6 39 (8.86%) Software Engineer
7 36 (8.18%) C# .NET Developer
8 32 (7.27%) .NET Software Developer
9 31 (7.05%) SQL Developer
10 22 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
11 21 (4.77%) Senior .NET Developer
12 19 (4.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 18 (4.09%) .NET Software Engineer
13 18 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 18 (4.09%) C# Software Engineer
13 18 (4.09%) IT Support
14 17 (3.86%) C# Software Developer
15 15 (3.41%) Java Developer
16 14 (3.18%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (66.59%) .NET
2 235 (53.41%) ASP.NET
3 152 (34.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 144 (32.73%) HTML
5 117 (26.59%) ASP.NET Web API
6 109 (24.77%) CSS
7 86 (19.55%) .NET Framework
7 86 (19.55%) Web Services
8 78 (17.73%) RESTful
9 68 (15.45%) XML
10 61 (13.86%) WCF
11 57 (12.95%) jQuery
12 51 (11.59%) REST
13 49 (11.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 45 (10.23%) AngularJS
15 44 (10.00%) SOAP
16 40 (9.09%) Hibernate
16 40 (9.09%) Spring
17 37 (8.41%) HTML5
18 36 (8.18%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (7.95%) User Experience
3 31 (7.05%) Enterprise Software
4 30 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
5 25 (5.68%) Mainframe
5 25 (5.68%) Management Information System
6 16 (3.64%) Mobile App
7 14 (3.18%) Computer Science
8 13 (2.95%) NHS
9 10 (2.27%) Fintech
10 6 (1.36%) N-Tier
11 5 (1.14%) Clustering
11 5 (1.14%) Replication
12 3 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.45%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.45%) Raspberry Pi
13 2 (0.45%) Reference Data
14 1 (0.23%) Data Protection Act
14 1 (0.23%) iPad
14 1 (0.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 113 (25.68%) Windows
2 44 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 22 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (4.77%) Linux
5 18 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.59%) Unix
8 6 (1.36%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.91%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.91%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.68%) Android
11 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.45%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.23%) CentOS
12 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (53.41%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (48.18%) MVC
3 125 (28.41%) Scrum
4 111 (25.23%) TDD
5 73 (16.59%) BDD
6 64 (14.55%) Software Engineering
7 63 (14.32%) OO
8 57 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (12.50%) Unit Testing
10 50 (11.36%) Web Application Development
11 45 (10.23%) SDLC
12 40 (9.09%) Web Development
13 39 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
14 35 (7.95%) Continuous Deployment
15 31 (7.05%) Customer Insight
15 31 (7.05%) Performance Optimisation
16 28 (6.36%) Dependency Injection
17 26 (5.91%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 25 (5.68%) CRM
18 25 (5.68%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 278 (63.18%) C#
2 203 (46.14%) SQL
3 119 (27.05%) JavaScript
4 82 (18.64%) T-SQL
5 68 (15.45%) Java
6 29 (6.59%) VB.NET
7 15 (3.41%) PHP
8 13 (2.95%) Ruby
9 10 (2.27%) VB
10 9 (2.05%) Groovy
10 9 (2.05%) Python
11 8 (1.82%) C
11 8 (1.82%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.59%) C++
12 7 (1.59%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.36%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.14%) Perl
15 4 (0.91%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.68%) ABAP
17 2 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (10.00%) Degree
2 13 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.27%) MCSA
3 10 (2.27%) MCSE
4 6 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (1.36%) Postgraduate
5 3 (0.68%) CCNA
5 3 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.45%) CCNP
6 2 (0.45%) HND
6 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.23%) ISEB
7 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.23%) MCITP
7 1 (0.23%) MCP
7 1 (0.23%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (6.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 10 (2.27%) QA
4 9 (2.05%) SLA
5 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 37 (8.41%) Active Directory
2 28 (6.36%) Hyper-V
3 25 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.27%) Docker
5 8 (1.82%) XenServer
6 5 (1.14%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.68%) vSphere
8 2 (0.45%) Firmware
8 2 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.45%) vCloud
8 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (0.68%) HAProxy
2 3 (0.68%) NetBackup
2 3 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.45%) SCCM
3 2 (0.45%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.45%) vRealize
3 2 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 225 (51.14%) Microsoft
2 59 (13.41%) Oracle
3 37 (8.41%) VMware
4 35 (7.95%) IBM
5 13 (2.95%) Cisco
5 13 (2.95%) Dell
6 11 (2.50%) Sitecore
7 10 (2.27%) Sage
7 10 (2.27%) SAP
8 9 (2.05%) Facebook
8 9 (2.05%) Xamarin
9 7 (1.59%) MuleSoft
10 6 (1.36%) HP
10 6 (1.36%) Veeam
11 5 (1.14%) Google
11 5 (1.14%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.91%) EqualLogic
13 3 (0.68%) hybris
13 3 (0.68%) RedGate
13 3 (0.68%) SolarWinds
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Salary: 25,000 - 40,000
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Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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