Period
to 31 May 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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Wales
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 305 309 367
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 20.69% 18.11% 20.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.57% 33.84% 37.26%
Number of salaries quoted 270 296 287
Median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,875 £26,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £52,500 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 834 913 985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 56.58% 53.52% 54.18%
Number of salaries quoted 710 793 795
Median annual salary £42,178 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.45% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £53,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 0 267 £42,500 +13.33% 20
West Wales -4 21 £35,000 -14.11% 3
North Wales +3 12 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Mid Wales -2 2 - -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 90 (29.51%) C#
2 88 (28.85%) Finance
3 84 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (25.57%) .NET
4 78 (25.57%) Azure
5 71 (23.28%) SQL Server
6 69 (22.62%) Microsoft
7 67 (21.97%) JavaScript
8 65 (21.31%) Business Intelligence
9 58 (19.02%) AWS
10 57 (18.69%) Java
11 48 (15.74%) Git (software)
11 48 (15.74%) Problem-Solving
12 44 (14.43%) Data Warehouse
13 43 (14.10%) NoSQL
14 39 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
14 39 (12.79%) Python
14 39 (12.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 38 (12.46%) Oracle
16 37 (12.13%) TDD
17 35 (11.48%) Advertising
17 35 (11.48%) Scrum
17 35 (11.48%) BDD
18 34 (11.15%) DevOps
19 33 (10.82%) MVC
19 33 (10.82%) Software Engineering
19 33 (10.82%) ETL
20 32 (10.49%) Power Platform
20 32 (10.49%) Power BI
21 29 (9.51%) CSS

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 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.59%) Confluence
3 12 (3.93%) Tomcat
4 11 (3.61%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.28%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (2.62%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.97%) IIS
7 6 (1.97%) SAS
8 5 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.98%) Apache
9 3 (0.98%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.98%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.66%) lighttpd
10 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.66%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.33%) Drupal
11 1 (0.33%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 21 (6.89%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (5.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.28%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 78 (25.57%) Azure
2 58 (19.02%) AWS
3 32 (10.49%) Power Platform
4 16 (5.25%) Office 365
5 13 (4.26%) Logic Apps
6 12 (3.93%) GCP
7 10 (3.28%) SaaS
8 5 (1.64%) Azure Functions
8 5 (1.64%) PaaS
8 5 (1.64%) Serverless
9 4 (1.31%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.31%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.98%) GitHub
11 2 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.66%) npm
11 2 (0.66%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.33%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.54%) TCP/IP
2 16 (5.25%) Firewall
3 14 (4.59%) DNS
4 10 (3.28%) DKIM
4 10 (3.28%) DMARC
4 10 (3.28%) Wireshark
5 6 (1.97%) DHCP
6 5 (1.64%) SAN
6 5 (1.64%) SNMP
6 5 (1.64%) VoIP
7 4 (1.31%) LAN
7 4 (1.31%) VPN
7 4 (1.31%) WAN
7 4 (1.31%) WLAN
8 3 (0.98%) Intranet
9 2 (0.66%) HTTP
9 2 (0.66%) Internet
9 2 (0.66%) Skype
9 2 (0.66%) Wireless
10 1 (0.33%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (23.28%) SQL Server
2 44 (14.43%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (14.10%) NoSQL
4 39 (12.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (10.49%) Power BI
6 26 (8.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (7.21%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (6.56%) Relational Database
9 19 (6.23%) Oracle Database
10 17 (5.57%) MongoDB
11 16 (5.25%) MySQL
11 16 (5.25%) RDBMS
12 13 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (3.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 11 (3.61%) OLTP
15 10 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
16 8 (2.62%) SQL Server 2016
17 7 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
17 7 (2.30%) Big Data
17 7 (2.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 48 (15.74%) Git (software)
2 23 (7.54%) JIRA
3 16 (5.25%) Jenkins
4 15 (4.92%) Visual Studio Team System
5 13 (4.26%) Cucumber
6 11 (3.61%) Maven
7 10 (3.28%) Metasploit
8 7 (2.30%) Selenium
8 7 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.64%) RSpec
9 5 (1.64%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.64%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.31%) Postman
10 4 (1.31%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.31%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.66%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.66%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.66%) YouTrack
General
1 88 (28.85%) Finance
2 35 (11.48%) Advertising
3 25 (8.20%) Retail
4 11 (3.61%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.28%) Games
6 9 (2.95%) Retail Finance
7 7 (2.30%) Military
8 5 (1.64%) Banking
9 4 (1.31%) Electronics
9 4 (1.31%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.31%) Welsh Language
10 2 (0.66%) Law
10 2 (0.66%) Marketing
11 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.33%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 171 (56.07%) Developer
2 52 (17.05%) Analyst
3 39 (12.79%) Senior Developer
4 38 (12.46%) .NET Developer
5 23 (7.54%) Software Developer
6 22 (7.21%) Java Developer
7 18 (5.90%) Full Stack Developer
7 18 (5.90%) SQL Developer
8 16 (5.25%) Senior Java Developer
9 14 (4.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 14 (4.59%) Software Engineer
10 11 (3.61%) Oracle Developer
11 10 (3.28%) Security Analyst
12 9 (2.95%) Architect
12 9 (2.95%) Data Analyst
13 8 (2.62%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 8 (2.62%) C# Developer
14 7 (2.30%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 7 (2.30%) Support Analyst
14 7 (2.30%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (25.57%) .NET
2 29 (9.51%) CSS
2 29 (9.51%) HTML
3 28 (9.18%) AngularJS
4 26 (8.52%) Spring
5 22 (7.21%) Web Services
6 18 (5.90%) Hibernate
6 18 (5.90%) Node.js
7 16 (5.25%) ASP.NET
7 16 (5.25%) jQuery
8 13 (4.26%) RESTful
9 12 (3.93%) .NET Core
10 11 (3.61%) Spring Boot
10 11 (3.61%) WCF
11 10 (3.28%) JSON
11 10 (3.28%) Struts
12 9 (2.95%) .NET Framework
12 9 (2.95%) Middleware
12 9 (2.95%) XML
13 8 (2.62%) React
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.56%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.28%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (3.28%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (2.62%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.97%) Mainframe
5 6 (1.97%) User Experience
6 5 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.31%) Clustering
7 4 (1.31%) Replication
8 3 (0.98%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.98%) CMDB
8 3 (0.98%) iSeries
9 2 (0.66%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.66%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.66%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.66%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.87%) Linux
1 24 (7.87%) Windows
2 10 (3.28%) Kali Linux
3 9 (2.95%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.97%) Android
4 6 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.64%) Unix
6 4 (1.31%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (21.31%) Business Intelligence
3 48 (15.74%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (12.13%) TDD
5 35 (11.48%) BDD
5 35 (11.48%) Scrum
6 34 (11.15%) DevOps
7 33 (10.82%) ETL
7 33 (10.82%) MVC
7 33 (10.82%) Software Engineering
8 26 (8.52%) SOLID
9 25 (8.20%) Data Governance
10 22 (7.21%) Fintech
11 20 (6.56%) Mentoring
12 18 (5.90%) Analytics
12 18 (5.90%) Coaching
12 18 (5.90%) Cybersecurity
13 17 (5.57%) Kanban
14 16 (5.25%) Data Modelling
14 16 (5.25%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 90 (29.51%) C#
2 67 (21.97%) JavaScript
3 57 (18.69%) Java
4 39 (12.79%) Python
5 25 (8.20%) T-SQL
6 24 (7.87%) PL/SQL
7 20 (6.56%) R
8 18 (5.90%) VBA
9 14 (4.59%) C
10 13 (4.26%) PHP
11 12 (3.93%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.93%) VB.NET
12 10 (3.28%) Ruby
13 9 (2.95%) C++
14 8 (2.62%) Go
15 5 (1.64%) XPath
16 3 (0.98%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.98%) Perl
17 2 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 2 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (9.18%) Degree
2 10 (3.28%) CREST Certified
2 10 (3.28%) GCIA
2 10 (3.28%) GCIH
2 10 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (3.28%) SANS
3 9 (2.95%) MCSA
4 6 (1.97%) CBAP
4 6 (1.97%) MCSE
4 6 (1.97%) TOGAF Certification
5 4 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.31%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.98%) HND
6 3 (0.98%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.66%) CCNA
7 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.66%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.92%) QA
2 13 (4.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 11 (3.61%) SLA
4 7 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (6.23%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.90%) Docker
3 10 (3.28%) Snort
4 8 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.97%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.31%) Firmware
7 2 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (5.57%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.64%) Terraform
4 3 (0.98%) Ansible
5 1 (0.33%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 69 (22.62%) Microsoft
2 38 (12.46%) Oracle
3 21 (6.89%) IBM
3 21 (6.89%) Tableau
4 11 (3.61%) RedGate
4 11 (3.61%) VMware
5 10 (3.28%) Avaya
6 6 (1.97%) Atlassian
6 6 (1.97%) Veeam
7 5 (1.64%) SAP
7 5 (1.64%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.31%) Cisco
8 4 (1.31%) HP
8 4 (1.31%) Perforce
8 4 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.98%) Actian
9 3 (0.98%) Cloudera
9 3 (0.98%) Google
10 2 (0.66%) Birst
10 2 (0.66%) Blue Prism