Period
to 20 April 2021

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

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 212 347 313
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 18.03% 19.79% 17.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.09% 35.16% 32.44%
Number of salaries quoted 166 298 281
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,115 £27,500
25th Percentile £32,000 £33,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,250 £42,250 £36,500
Median % change year-on-year - +15.75% -2.67%
75th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £58,750 £52,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%

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 516 987 965
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 43.88% 56.30% 54.12%
Number of salaries quoted 429 857 826
10th Percentile £28,600 £28,000 £26,749
25th Percentile £32,750 £35,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%
75th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £61,500 £56,250 £57,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 April 2021.

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 April 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 -1 168 £42,500 - 35
West Wales +6 20 £32,500 -7.14% 6
North Wales 0 12 £36,000 -7.10% 12
Mid Wales 0 10 - -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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 82 (38.68%) C#
2 81 (38.21%) Microsoft
3 77 (36.32%) Azure
4 66 (31.13%) .NET
5 63 (29.72%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (28.30%) DevOps
7 58 (27.36%) JavaScript
7 58 (27.36%) Windows
8 52 (24.53%) HTML
9 48 (22.64%) CSS
10 46 (21.70%) SQL Server
11 43 (20.28%) Python
12 42 (19.81%) Java
13 39 (18.40%) Business Intelligence
14 36 (16.98%) Finance
15 32 (15.09%) Power BI
15 32 (15.09%) Power Platform
16 30 (14.15%) PHP
17 28 (13.21%) Git (software)
18 26 (12.26%) Degree
19 24 (11.32%) MVC
20 23 (10.85%) ASP.NET
20 23 (10.85%) Analytics
20 23 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
21 22 (10.38%) RESTful
21 22 (10.38%) Oracle
21 22 (10.38%) .NET Framework
22 21 (9.91%) T-SQL
22 21 (9.91%) Migration
22 21 (9.91%) ASP.NET Web API

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 10 (4.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 10 (4.72%) Confluence
1 10 (4.72%) FileNet
1 10 (4.72%) WebSphere
2 8 (3.77%) LiveCycle
3 6 (2.83%) CMS
3 6 (2.83%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.83%) Umbraco
4 5 (2.36%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.36%) IIS
5 1 (0.47%) Apache
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.47%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.47%) Aareon QL
2 1 (0.47%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (0.47%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.47%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.47%) Orchard Housing
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.47%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 77 (36.32%) Azure
2 32 (15.09%) Power Platform
3 9 (4.25%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (2.36%) AWS
5 4 (1.89%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (1.89%) Azure Service Bus
5 4 (1.89%) IaaS
5 4 (1.89%) PaaS
6 3 (1.42%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.47%) Azure Storage
7 1 (0.47%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (0.47%) GCP
7 1 (0.47%) GitHub
7 1 (0.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.25%) DNS
2 8 (3.77%) SAN
3 6 (2.83%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (2.83%) Cisco ISE
3 6 (2.83%) DHCP
3 6 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (1.89%) VoIP
5 3 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.42%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (1.42%) Firewall
5 3 (1.42%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (21.70%) SQL Server
2 32 (15.09%) Power BI
3 19 (8.96%) Azure SQL Database
4 17 (8.02%) MySQL
5 14 (6.60%) Tableau
6 13 (6.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (4.25%) Relational Database
9 7 (3.30%) Big Data
9 7 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (2.83%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (2.36%) NoSQL
11 5 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (2.36%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.89%) Data Lake
12 4 (1.89%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2017
13 3 (1.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 28 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (6.13%) JIRA
4 10 (4.72%) Bitbucket
4 10 (4.72%) Jenkins
4 10 (4.72%) Selenium
4 10 (4.72%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (3.77%) Artifactory
5 8 (3.77%) Maven
6 6 (2.83%) Jasmine
6 6 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (2.83%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.89%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.42%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.94%) JMeter
9 2 (0.94%) NeoLoad
10 1 (0.47%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.47%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.47%) Xdebug
General
1 36 (16.98%) Finance
2 15 (7.08%) Retail
3 11 (5.19%) Games
4 10 (4.72%) Advertising
4 10 (4.72%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.72%) Multimedia
5 6 (2.83%) Back Office
6 5 (2.36%) Law
6 5 (2.36%) Local Government
6 5 (2.36%) Marketing
7 3 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.94%) Automotive
8 2 (0.94%) Electronics
9 1 (0.47%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 88 (41.51%) Developer
2 54 (25.47%) Analyst
3 35 (16.51%) .NET Developer
4 25 (11.79%) Senior Developer
5 14 (6.60%) C# Developer
5 14 (6.60%) Data Analyst
5 14 (6.60%) Senior .NET Developer
6 13 (6.13%) Azure Engineer
6 13 (6.13%) Software Developer
6 13 (6.13%) Test Analyst
7 12 (5.66%) Platform Engineer
8 11 (5.19%) Full Stack Developer
9 10 (4.72%) PHP Developer
9 10 (4.72%) Trainee Developer
9 10 (4.72%) Trainee Web Developer
9 10 (4.72%) Web Developer
10 9 (4.25%) Data Engineer
11 8 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (3.77%) Configuration Analyst
12 7 (3.30%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (31.13%) .NET
2 52 (24.53%) HTML
3 48 (22.64%) CSS
4 23 (10.85%) ASP.NET
5 22 (10.38%) .NET Framework
5 22 (10.38%) RESTful
6 21 (9.91%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (8.02%) HTML5
7 17 (8.02%) JSON
8 16 (7.55%) CSS3
9 15 (7.08%) AngularJS
10 14 (6.60%) jQuery
11 12 (5.66%) .NET Core
11 12 (5.66%) React
12 10 (4.72%) WCF
13 9 (4.25%) Entity Framework
13 9 (4.25%) REST
14 8 (3.77%) Kafka
14 8 (3.77%) Node.js
15 6 (2.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.25%) User Experience
3 6 (2.83%) PKI
3 6 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.89%) Wiki
6 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.47%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.47%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (27.36%) Windows
2 16 (7.55%) Windows Server
3 15 (7.08%) Android
4 9 (4.25%) Linux
5 8 (3.77%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.77%) Windows 10
6 6 (2.83%) Mac OS
6 6 (2.83%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.89%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (1.42%) CentOS
8 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (29.72%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (28.30%) DevOps
3 39 (18.40%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (11.32%) MVC
5 23 (10.85%) Analytics
5 23 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (9.91%) Migration
7 20 (9.43%) Test Automation
8 19 (8.96%) Data Modelling
8 19 (8.96%) Scrum
9 18 (8.49%) Software Engineering
10 17 (8.02%) SDLC
10 17 (8.02%) Web Development
11 15 (7.08%) Configuration Management
11 15 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (6.60%) Process Improvement
13 12 (5.66%) Data Security
13 12 (5.66%) Decision-Making
13 12 (5.66%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 82 (38.68%) C#
2 58 (27.36%) JavaScript
3 43 (20.28%) Python
4 42 (19.81%) Java
5 30 (14.15%) PHP
6 21 (9.91%) T-SQL
7 19 (8.96%) PowerShell
8 11 (5.19%) C++
8 11 (5.19%) TypeScript
9 6 (2.83%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.83%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.42%) C
11 2 (0.94%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.94%) VBA
12 1 (0.47%) Delphi
12 1 (0.47%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.47%) Java 8
12 1 (0.47%) R
12 1 (0.47%) Scala
12 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (12.26%) Degree
2 17 (8.02%) Security Cleared
3 15 (7.08%) SC Cleared
4 12 (5.66%) ISTQB
5 8 (3.77%) ISEB
6 6 (2.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.89%) MCSA
8 3 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.94%) CBAP
9 2 (0.94%) IIBA
10 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.19%) SLA
2 6 (2.83%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.83%) QA
3 5 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.94%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.83%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.42%) vSphere
5 1 (0.47%) Docker
5 1 (0.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (2.83%) Jamf Pro
1 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (2.83%) SCCM
2 3 (1.42%) Terraform
3 2 (0.94%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 81 (38.21%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.38%) Oracle
3 12 (5.66%) EnterpriseDB
4 11 (5.19%) Alteryx
4 11 (5.19%) Cognos
4 11 (5.19%) VMware
5 10 (4.72%) Adobe
5 10 (4.72%) IBM
6 9 (4.25%) Cisco
7 8 (3.77%) ILOG
7 8 (3.77%) Kofax
8 6 (2.83%) Apple
8 6 (2.83%) Databricks
9 4 (1.89%) Blue Prism
9 4 (1.89%) FalconStor
9 4 (1.89%) Veeam
10 3 (1.42%) Avaya
10 3 (1.42%) Citrix
10 3 (1.42%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.42%) Sophos