Period
to 20 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 20 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 205 324 377
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 28.20% 17.66% 18.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 48.58% 34.62% 34.91%
Number of salaries quoted 206 304 327
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,325 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £58,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

SQL is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 422 936 1,080
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 58.05% 51.01% 54.03%
Number of salaries quoted 373 819 904
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £25,900
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Wales

SQL
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for SQL in Wales

SQL
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in Wales over the 6 months to 20 October 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL in Wales

SQL
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 within the Wales region over the 6 months to 20 October 2020. 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 +2 167 £45,000 +5.88% 24
West Wales +19 27 £35,500 -8.97% 6
North Wales +5 3 £25,000 -21.88% 9
Mid Wales +2 2 - - 3
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, IT jobs citing SQL 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.

1 75 (36.59%) DevOps
2 70 (34.15%) Azure
3 59 (28.78%) C#
4 57 (27.80%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (27.32%) Microsoft
6 44 (21.46%) .NET
6 44 (21.46%) Finance
7 42 (20.49%) SQL Server
8 34 (16.59%) Java
8 34 (16.59%) JavaScript
9 33 (16.10%) Business Intelligence
10 30 (14.63%) Python
11 29 (14.15%) Data Warehouse
11 29 (14.15%) Git (software)
12 25 (12.20%) AWS
12 25 (12.20%) Windows
12 25 (12.20%) ETL
13 24 (11.71%) CSS
13 24 (11.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 24 (11.71%) GCP
14 23 (11.22%) Apache Spark
14 23 (11.22%) MVC
14 23 (11.22%) PostgreSQL
15 22 (10.73%) HTML
15 22 (10.73%) T-SQL
15 22 (10.73%) Big Data
15 22 (10.73%) API Integration
16 21 (10.24%) ITSM
16 21 (10.24%) Service Management
16 21 (10.24%) Spring

SQL
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 23 (11.22%) Apache Spark
2 19 (9.27%) Apache
2 19 (9.27%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (5.37%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.93%) IIS
4 6 (2.93%) SAS
5 5 (2.44%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.46%) CMS
6 3 (1.46%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.98%) Confluence
7 2 (0.98%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.49%) Drupal
8 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (4.88%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.49%) Maximo
2 1 (0.49%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.49%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.49%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 70 (34.15%) Azure
2 25 (12.20%) AWS
3 24 (11.71%) GCP
4 20 (9.76%) GitHub
5 19 (9.27%) Stackdriver
6 16 (7.80%) Office 365
7 13 (6.34%) Power Platform
8 10 (4.88%) Logic Apps
9 4 (1.95%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.46%) PaaS
11 2 (0.98%) IaaS
11 2 (0.98%) SaaS
12 1 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.49%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.80%) DNS
2 10 (4.88%) DKIM
2 10 (4.88%) DMARC
2 10 (4.88%) Firewall
2 10 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.88%) Wireshark
3 6 (2.93%) DHCP
4 5 (2.44%) LAN
4 5 (2.44%) Skype
4 5 (2.44%) VPN
4 5 (2.44%) WAN
4 5 (2.44%) Wireless
5 2 (0.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (20.49%) SQL Server
2 29 (14.15%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (11.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (11.22%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (10.73%) Big Data
6 21 (10.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (9.76%) NoSQL
8 14 (6.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (6.34%) Power BI
10 10 (4.88%) Relational Database
10 10 (4.88%) SQL Server 2017
11 9 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (4.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (3.90%) MongoDB
13 7 (3.41%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (3.41%) Biml
13 7 (3.41%) SQL Server 2019
14 5 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (2.44%) Oracle Database
14 5 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (14.15%) Git (software)
2 20 (9.76%) Visual Studio Team System
3 19 (9.27%) Gradle
4 16 (7.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (6.34%) Selenium
6 11 (5.37%) SpecFlow
7 10 (4.88%) Metasploit
8 9 (4.39%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.44%) JIRA
9 5 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (2.44%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.46%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.98%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.98%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.98%) NeoLoad
11 2 (0.98%) webpack
12 1 (0.49%) JMeter
12 1 (0.49%) Maven
12 1 (0.49%) NUnit
12 1 (0.49%) WebObjects
General
1 44 (21.46%) Finance
2 19 (9.27%) Public Sector
3 18 (8.78%) Advertising
4 10 (4.88%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.46%) Games
5 3 (1.46%) Retail
6 1 (0.49%) Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Marketing
6 1 (0.49%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 117 (57.07%) Developer
2 39 (19.02%) Analyst
3 32 (15.61%) Senior Developer
4 24 (11.71%) .NET Developer
5 19 (9.27%) SQL Developer
6 15 (7.32%) Java Developer
7 13 (6.34%) Data Engineer
8 12 (5.85%) Full Stack Developer
8 12 (5.85%) Test Analyst
9 11 (5.37%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (4.88%) Business Manager
10 10 (4.88%) Business Systems Manager
10 10 (4.88%) Security Analyst
10 10 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
10 10 (4.88%) Senior Test Analyst
10 10 (4.88%) Software Developer
10 10 (4.88%) Systems Manager
11 9 (4.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 8 (3.90%) Applications Manager
12 8 (3.90%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (21.46%) .NET
2 24 (11.71%) CSS
3 22 (10.73%) HTML
4 21 (10.24%) Spring
5 19 (9.27%) RabbitMQ
5 19 (9.27%) Spring Integration
6 18 (8.78%) AngularJS
7 17 (8.29%) ASP.NET
8 16 (7.80%) jQuery
9 14 (6.83%) Web Services
10 11 (5.37%) Spring Boot
11 10 (4.88%) RESTful
12 9 (4.39%) .NET Framework
12 9 (4.39%) WCF
13 8 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (3.90%) Node.js
13 8 (3.90%) React
14 7 (3.41%) Vue.js
15 6 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC
16 5 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.88%) Cyberthreat
1 10 (4.88%) Mainframe
1 10 (4.88%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.90%) Replication
4 6 (2.93%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.44%) Clustering
5 5 (2.44%) User Experience
6 3 (1.46%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.46%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.98%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.49%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.20%) Windows
2 14 (6.83%) Linux
2 14 (6.83%) Windows Server 2016
3 10 (4.88%) Kali Linux
4 8 (3.90%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.93%) Android
6 5 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.44%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (1.95%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.98%) Solaris
8 2 (0.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (36.59%) DevOps
2 57 (27.80%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (16.10%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (12.20%) ETL
5 23 (11.22%) MVC
6 22 (10.73%) API Integration
7 21 (10.24%) ITSM
7 21 (10.24%) Service Management
8 20 (9.76%) BDD
9 19 (9.27%) Process Improvement
10 16 (7.80%) Scrum
10 16 (7.80%) Test Automation
11 15 (7.32%) Analytics
11 15 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (6.34%) Data Modelling
12 13 (6.34%) Microservices
12 13 (6.34%) TDD
13 12 (5.85%) Kimball Methodology
14 11 (5.37%) Fintech
14 11 (5.37%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 59 (28.78%) C#
2 34 (16.59%) Java
2 34 (16.59%) JavaScript
3 30 (14.63%) Python
4 22 (10.73%) T-SQL
5 16 (7.80%) PowerShell
6 10 (4.88%) Bash Shell
6 10 (4.88%) PL/SQL
7 9 (4.39%) C++
8 7 (3.41%) PHP
9 6 (2.93%) R
10 5 (2.44%) TypeScript
10 5 (2.44%) VB.NET
10 5 (2.44%) VBA
11 3 (1.46%) Scala
11 3 (1.46%) VBScript
12 1 (0.49%) C
12 1 (0.49%) Perl
12 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (9.27%) SC Cleared
1 19 (9.27%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.88%) CREST Certified
2 10 (4.88%) Degree
2 10 (4.88%) GCIA
2 10 (4.88%) GCIH
2 10 (4.88%) SANS
3 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.46%) MCDBA
4 3 (1.46%) MCT
5 2 (0.98%) MCSA
6 1 (0.49%) ISEB
6 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.49%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 11 (5.37%) SLA
3 6 (2.93%) QA
4 2 (0.98%) GDPR
4 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (7.80%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.88%) Snort
3 9 (4.39%) Docker
4 5 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.49%) vSphere
7 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (9.76%) Terraform
2 19 (9.27%) Grafana
3 17 (8.29%) Kubernetes
4 5 (2.44%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.46%) Ansible
6 2 (0.98%) Kubeflow
6 2 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 56 (27.32%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.24%) Google
3 19 (9.27%) ServiceNow
3 19 (9.27%) Splunk
4 17 (8.29%) Tableau
5 16 (7.80%) Oracle
6 5 (2.44%) Veeam
7 4 (1.95%) EnterpriseDB
7 4 (1.95%) RedGate
8 3 (1.46%) VMware
9 2 (0.98%) Avaya
10 1 (0.49%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.49%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.49%) Cisco
10 1 (0.49%) Citrix
10 1 (0.49%) Northgate
10 1 (0.49%) Sage
10 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.49%) Unisys
10 1 (0.49%) Zend