Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 235 360 339
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 25.30% 19.09% 17.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 47.86% 35.82% 31.77%
Number of salaries quoted 256 352 306
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,953 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.26% +11.87% +7.14%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £55,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%

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 491 1,005 1,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 52.85% 53.29% 55.57%
Number of salaries quoted 434 891 896
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +4.58%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,129 £26,749
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +2 183 £45,000 +5.88% 30
West Wales +22 30 £35,000 -10.26% 3
North Wales +12 10 £36,000 -7.10% 5
Mid Wales +7 8 - - 1
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 87 (37.02%) DevOps
2 85 (36.17%) Azure
3 83 (35.32%) C#
4 79 (33.62%) Microsoft
5 72 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (25.53%) .NET
7 51 (21.70%) SQL Server
8 49 (20.85%) JavaScript
9 47 (20.00%) Windows
10 41 (17.45%) Python
10 41 (17.45%) Java
11 40 (17.02%) HTML
11 40 (17.02%) Finance
12 38 (16.17%) Business Intelligence
13 37 (15.74%) CSS
14 31 (13.19%) Git (software)
14 31 (13.19%) Security Cleared
15 29 (12.34%) SC Cleared
16 28 (11.91%) Test Automation
16 28 (11.91%) T-SQL
17 27 (11.49%) Degree
17 27 (11.49%) Data Warehouse
17 27 (11.49%) MVC
18 26 (11.06%) PowerShell
18 26 (11.06%) Process Improvement
18 26 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
19 25 (10.64%) Service Management
20 24 (10.21%) ETL
21 23 (9.79%) Oracle
21 23 (9.79%) Visual Studio Team System

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 20 (8.51%) Apache Spark
2 17 (7.23%) Apache
2 17 (7.23%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (3.83%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (2.98%) Confluence
4 7 (2.98%) FileNet
4 7 (2.98%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.13%) LiveCycle
6 3 (1.28%) CMS
6 3 (1.28%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.85%) IIS
7 2 (0.85%) SAS
7 2 (0.85%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.43%) Drupal
8 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Northgate Housing
1 2 (0.85%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.43%) Aareon QL
2 1 (0.43%) Maximo
2 1 (0.43%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (0.43%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.43%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 85 (36.17%) Azure
2 22 (9.36%) Power Platform
3 18 (7.66%) GitHub
4 17 (7.23%) GCP
4 17 (7.23%) Stackdriver
5 7 (2.98%) PaaS
6 6 (2.55%) IaaS
7 5 (2.13%) Office 365
8 4 (1.70%) AWS
9 1 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.55%) DNS
2 5 (2.13%) SAN
3 2 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (0.85%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (0.85%) DHCP
3 2 (0.85%) LAN
3 2 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (0.85%) Skype
3 2 (0.85%) VPN
3 2 (0.85%) WAN
3 2 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (21.70%) SQL Server
2 27 (11.49%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (9.36%) Big Data
3 22 (9.36%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (9.36%) Power BI
4 21 (8.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (7.23%) Tableau
6 16 (6.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (5.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (5.53%) Azure SQL Database
8 13 (5.53%) Relational Database
8 13 (5.53%) SQL Server 2017
9 11 (4.68%) MySQL
9 11 (4.68%) NoSQL
10 10 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (2.98%) Biml
12 7 (2.98%) SQL Server 2019
13 6 (2.55%) MongoDB
14 4 (1.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 31 (13.19%) Git (software)
2 23 (9.79%) Visual Studio Team System
3 18 (7.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (7.23%) Gradle
4 17 (7.23%) Selenium
5 13 (5.53%) SpecFlow
6 7 (2.98%) Bitbucket
6 7 (2.98%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.98%) JIRA
7 5 (2.13%) Artifactory
7 5 (2.13%) LoadRunner
7 5 (2.13%) Maven
8 4 (1.70%) NeoLoad
8 4 (1.70%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.28%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.28%) JMeter
9 3 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.85%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.85%) webpack
11 1 (0.43%) Toad
General
1 40 (17.02%) Finance
2 17 (7.23%) Public Sector
3 16 (6.81%) Advertising
4 8 (3.40%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.40%) Retail
5 7 (2.98%) Games
6 5 (2.13%) Back Office
7 4 (1.70%) Marketing
8 3 (1.28%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.85%) Automotive
9 2 (0.85%) Electronics
9 2 (0.85%) Law
9 2 (0.85%) Local Government
10 1 (0.43%) Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Legal
10 1 (0.43%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 118 (50.21%) Developer
2 53 (22.55%) Analyst
3 39 (16.60%) Senior Developer
4 28 (11.91%) .NET Developer
5 22 (9.36%) Test Analyst
6 18 (7.66%) SQL Developer
7 16 (6.81%) Azure Engineer
8 15 (6.38%) Data Engineer
8 15 (6.38%) Platform Engineer
8 15 (6.38%) Software Developer
9 14 (5.96%) C# Developer
9 14 (5.96%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (5.53%) Java Developer
10 13 (5.53%) Senior Test Analyst
11 12 (5.11%) Data Analyst
11 12 (5.11%) Full Stack Developer
12 10 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
13 9 (3.83%) Technical Analyst
13 9 (3.83%) Technical Test Analyst
14 8 (3.40%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (25.53%) .NET
2 40 (17.02%) HTML
3 37 (15.74%) CSS
4 20 (8.51%) ASP.NET
4 20 (8.51%) jQuery
5 19 (8.09%) RESTful
6 18 (7.66%) AngularJS
6 18 (7.66%) Spring
7 17 (7.23%) RabbitMQ
7 17 (7.23%) Spring Integration
8 14 (5.96%) .NET Framework
9 13 (5.53%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (5.53%) JSON
9 13 (5.53%) React
9 13 (5.53%) Spring Boot
10 10 (4.26%) .NET Core
10 10 (4.26%) WCF
11 9 (3.83%) Node.js
12 7 (2.98%) Laravel
13 6 (2.55%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.83%) User Experience
3 7 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.98%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.13%) Replication
5 3 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.28%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.85%) Clustering
6 2 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.85%) PKI
7 1 (0.43%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.43%) Smart Energy
7 1 (0.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (20.00%) Windows
2 15 (6.38%) Windows Server 2016
3 10 (4.26%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.98%) Linux
5 6 (2.55%) Android
6 4 (1.70%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.85%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.85%) Solaris
8 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (37.02%) DevOps
2 72 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (16.17%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (11.91%) Test Automation
5 27 (11.49%) MVC
6 26 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (11.06%) Process Improvement
7 25 (10.64%) Service Management
8 24 (10.21%) ETL
9 19 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (8.09%) ITSM
10 18 (7.66%) API Integration
10 18 (7.66%) Migration
11 17 (7.23%) BDD
11 17 (7.23%) Software Engineering
12 16 (6.81%) Analytics
12 16 (6.81%) Data Modelling
12 16 (6.81%) Infrastructure as Code
12 16 (6.81%) Microservices
13 15 (6.38%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 83 (35.32%) C#
2 49 (20.85%) JavaScript
3 41 (17.45%) Java
3 41 (17.45%) Python
4 28 (11.91%) T-SQL
5 26 (11.06%) PowerShell
6 21 (8.94%) PHP
7 13 (5.53%) C++
8 8 (3.40%) PL/SQL
8 8 (3.40%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.70%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.28%) Scala
10 3 (1.28%) VBScript
11 2 (0.85%) VBA
12 1 (0.43%) Java 8
12 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (13.19%) Security Cleared
2 29 (12.34%) SC Cleared
3 27 (11.49%) Degree
4 10 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.98%) ISEB
5 7 (2.98%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.55%) MCSA
7 4 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.28%) MCDBA
8 3 (1.28%) MCT
9 2 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.96%) SLA
2 8 (3.40%) QA
3 4 (1.70%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.85%) GDPR
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (2.98%) Active Directory
1 7 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.28%) Docker
3 2 (0.85%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (8.09%) Terraform
2 17 (7.23%) Grafana
3 9 (3.83%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.85%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.85%) SCCM
4 2 (0.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 79 (33.62%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.79%) Oracle
3 17 (7.23%) Google
3 17 (7.23%) ServiceNow
3 17 (7.23%) Splunk
4 15 (6.38%) EnterpriseDB
5 11 (4.68%) Alteryx
5 11 (4.68%) Cognos
6 8 (3.40%) VMware
7 7 (2.98%) Adobe
7 7 (2.98%) IBM
8 6 (2.55%) Veeam
9 5 (2.13%) ILOG
9 5 (2.13%) Kofax
10 4 (1.70%) FalconStor
10 4 (1.70%) RedGate
11 2 (0.85%) Apple
11 2 (0.85%) Cisco
11 2 (0.85%) IFS
11 2 (0.85%) Sage