Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 331 375 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 17.66% 19.43% 19.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.19% 35.92% 41.38%
Number of salaries quoted 300 290 371
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% +6.94%
10th Percentile £25,625 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £54,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 968 1,044 1,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 51.65% 54.09% 48.24%
Number of salaries quoted 870 849 929
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,100 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Wales

SQL
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL in Wales.

Salary trend for SQL in Wales

SQL
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Wales over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 -2 283 £40,000 - 68
West Wales +28 19 £45,000 +13.92% 2
North Wales +1 18 £40,488 -19.03% 12
Mid Wales -4 7 £23,000 -24.59% 3
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 146 (44.11%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (26.59%) JavaScript
3 75 (22.66%) .NET
4 74 (22.36%) Java
4 74 (22.36%) SQL Server
5 70 (21.15%) C#
6 68 (20.54%) Microsoft
7 67 (20.24%) Business Intelligence
8 66 (19.94%) Git (software)
9 65 (19.64%) Python
10 63 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
11 53 (16.01%) HTML
12 50 (15.11%) Oracle
12 50 (15.11%) Software Engineering
12 50 (15.11%) Relational Database
13 49 (14.80%) CSS
14 48 (14.50%) MVC
15 45 (13.60%) Spring
15 45 (13.60%) QA
16 39 (11.78%) Jenkins
17 35 (10.57%) Degree
17 35 (10.57%) T-SQL
18 34 (10.27%) ASP.NET
18 34 (10.27%) Finance
18 34 (10.27%) Test Automation
18 34 (10.27%) Analytics
19 33 (9.97%) Power BI
19 33 (9.97%) Power Platform
20 31 (9.37%) AngularJS
20 31 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management

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 22 (6.65%) Tomcat
2 21 (6.34%) WebSphere
3 10 (3.02%) Confluence
4 9 (2.72%) Apache
4 9 (2.72%) JBoss
5 8 (2.42%) SAS
6 6 (1.81%) CMS
6 6 (1.81%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.21%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.21%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.21%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.91%) IIS
9 3 (0.91%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.91%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.60%) SugarCRM
11 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (6.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 22 (6.65%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.60%) Notepad++
3 2 (0.60%) SPSS
4 1 (0.30%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 63 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (9.97%) Power Platform
3 26 (7.85%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (6.95%) GitHub
5 12 (3.63%) Office 365
6 8 (2.42%) SaaS
7 7 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (1.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (1.21%) IaaS
9 4 (1.21%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.21%) Serverless
10 3 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.60%) PaaS
12 1 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.72%) DNS
2 6 (1.81%) SAN
3 3 (0.91%) Firewall
3 3 (0.91%) HTTP
4 2 (0.60%) DHCP
4 2 (0.60%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.60%) NAS
4 2 (0.60%) Network Security
4 2 (0.60%) VoIP
4 2 (0.60%) VPN
4 2 (0.60%) WLAN
5 1 (0.30%) Internet
5 1 (0.30%) Intranet
5 1 (0.30%) LAN
5 1 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.30%) SMTP
5 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.30%) VLAN
5 1 (0.30%) WAN
5 1 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (22.36%) SQL Server
2 50 (15.11%) Relational Database
3 33 (9.97%) Power BI
4 29 (8.76%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (6.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (6.65%) Big Data
8 18 (5.44%) Informix
9 17 (5.14%) Azure SQL Database
9 17 (5.14%) NoSQL
10 15 (4.53%) DB2
11 12 (3.63%) MySQL
11 12 (3.63%) RDBMS
11 12 (3.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (2.11%) MS Access
13 7 (2.11%) Oracle Database
13 7 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 66 (19.94%) Git (software)
2 39 (11.78%) Jenkins
3 17 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (4.83%) JUnit
5 13 (3.93%) JIRA
5 13 (3.93%) Selenium
6 12 (3.63%) Visual Studio
7 9 (2.72%) JMeter
8 8 (2.42%) Cucumber
8 8 (2.42%) GitLab
8 8 (2.42%) Maven
8 8 (2.42%) Subversion
9 5 (1.51%) IntelliJ
9 5 (1.51%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.51%) Mocha
9 5 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (1.21%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.21%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.60%) TestNG
11 2 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (10.27%) Finance
2 13 (3.93%) Banking
2 13 (3.93%) Retail
3 8 (2.42%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.11%) Marketing
5 4 (1.21%) Games
5 4 (1.21%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.91%) Advertising
6 3 (0.91%) Legal
7 1 (0.30%) Back Office
7 1 (0.30%) Electronics
7 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.30%) French Language
7 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 164 (49.55%) Developer
2 82 (24.77%) Analyst
3 43 (12.99%) Java Developer
4 34 (10.27%) .NET Developer
5 30 (9.06%) Software Developer
6 28 (8.46%) Technical Analyst
7 27 (8.16%) IT Analyst
8 25 (7.55%) Junior
9 24 (7.25%) Business Analyst
9 24 (7.25%) Technical Business Analyst
10 19 (5.74%) Agile Business Analyst
10 19 (5.74%) Digital Business Analyst
10 19 (5.74%) IT Business Analyst
11 18 (5.44%) Business IT Analyst
11 18 (5.44%) Data Engineer
11 18 (5.44%) Digital Analyst
11 18 (5.44%) SQL Developer
12 17 (5.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 15 (4.53%) Software Engineer
13 15 (4.53%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (22.66%) .NET
2 53 (16.01%) HTML
3 49 (14.80%) CSS
4 45 (13.60%) Spring
5 34 (10.27%) ASP.NET
6 31 (9.37%) AngularJS
6 31 (9.37%) Hibernate
7 27 (8.16%) Web Services
8 26 (7.85%) jQuery
9 25 (7.55%) J2EE
10 18 (5.44%) TensorFlow
11 16 (4.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (4.83%) RESTful
12 14 (4.23%) REST
13 13 (3.93%) .NET Framework
13 13 (3.93%) SOAP
14 12 (3.63%) JSON
15 10 (3.02%) XML
16 8 (2.42%) HTML5
16 8 (2.42%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.44%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.63%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.42%) Data Structures
4 8 (2.42%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.11%) User Experience
6 6 (1.81%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.51%) Robotics
8 4 (1.21%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.91%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.91%) Replication
10 2 (0.60%) CCTV
10 2 (0.60%) PMI
10 2 (0.60%) Wiki
11 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.30%) Clustering
11 1 (0.30%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.30%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.85%) Linux
2 23 (6.95%) Windows
3 14 (4.23%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.21%) Android
5 4 (1.21%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.21%) CentOS
5 4 (1.21%) Fedora
6 2 (0.60%) Unix
6 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.30%) AIX
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (44.11%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (20.24%) Business Intelligence
3 50 (15.11%) Software Engineering
4 48 (14.50%) MVC
5 34 (10.27%) Analytics
5 34 (10.27%) Test Automation
6 31 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (9.06%) Scrum
8 28 (8.46%) SDLC
9 26 (7.85%) Business Analysis
10 24 (7.25%) ETL
10 24 (7.25%) TDD
11 22 (6.65%) DevOps
11 22 (6.65%) Mentoring
12 21 (6.34%) BDD
13 20 (6.04%) Fintech
13 20 (6.04%) IT Strategy
13 20 (6.04%) PRINCE2
13 20 (6.04%) Project Management
14 19 (5.74%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 88 (26.59%) JavaScript
2 74 (22.36%) Java
3 70 (21.15%) C#
4 65 (19.64%) Python
5 35 (10.57%) T-SQL
6 21 (6.34%) PHP
7 18 (5.44%) Groovy
8 15 (4.53%) PL/SQL
9 14 (4.23%) PowerShell
10 10 (3.02%) Java 8
10 10 (3.02%) VB
10 10 (3.02%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.42%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.42%) VBA
12 7 (2.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 7 (2.11%) VB6
13 5 (1.51%) C
13 5 (1.51%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.91%) C++
14 3 (0.91%) R
Qualifications
1 35 (10.57%) Degree
2 19 (5.74%) ISTQB
3 7 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.21%) ISEB
5 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.60%) MCSE
6 2 (0.60%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.60%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.60%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.30%) MCP
7 1 (0.30%) MCSA
7 1 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.30%) OCA
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (13.60%) QA
2 3 (0.91%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.30%) GDPR
3 1 (0.30%) PMO
3 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (6.04%) Docker
2 14 (4.23%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.91%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.30%) Firmware
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (3.63%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.51%) Ansible
2 5 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.51%) Puppet
3 4 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.91%) Control-M
5 2 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.60%) Terraform
6 1 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.30%) Kibana
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.30%) MIIS
6 1 (0.30%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 68 (20.54%) Microsoft
2 50 (15.11%) Oracle
3 22 (6.65%) IBM
4 10 (3.02%) Tableau
4 10 (3.02%) VMware
5 6 (1.81%) Google
5 6 (1.81%) Sage
6 5 (1.51%) Automation Anywhere
6 5 (1.51%) Blue Prism
6 5 (1.51%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.51%) SAP
6 5 (1.51%) Teradata
6 5 (1.51%) UiPath
6 5 (1.51%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.21%) Rapid7
8 3 (0.91%) Guidewire
8 3 (0.91%) Informatica
8 3 (0.91%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (0.91%) Talend