Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Wales
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 5 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 228 331 370
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 22.40% 18.15% 19.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.43% 35.18% 35.68%
Number of salaries quoted 191 310 298
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,975 £27,675
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £58,225
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.00% +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 564 941 1,037
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 55.40% 51.59% 54.01%
Number of salaries quoted 468 846 832
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £28,901 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,625 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +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 10 August 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 10 August 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 +2 186 £45,000 +12.50% 27
West Wales +6 24 £35,000 -12.50% 4
North Wales -1 10 £43,750 +16.67% 6
Mid Wales 0 2 - - 2
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 69 (30.26%) Azure
2 68 (29.82%) Finance
3 61 (26.75%) C#
4 59 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (23.25%) DevOps
6 49 (21.49%) Microsoft
7 48 (21.05%) .NET
8 46 (20.18%) Business Intelligence
9 43 (18.86%) SQL Server
10 41 (17.98%) AWS
11 39 (17.11%) Java
12 38 (16.67%) Git (software)
13 33 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
14 32 (14.04%) Python
14 32 (14.04%) NoSQL
15 31 (13.60%) JavaScript
15 31 (13.60%) Advertising
16 28 (12.28%) Windows
16 28 (12.28%) ETL
17 27 (11.84%) Web Services
17 27 (11.84%) TDD
18 26 (11.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 26 (11.40%) Power BI
18 26 (11.40%) Power Platform
19 25 (10.96%) Scrum
20 23 (10.09%) Active Directory
20 23 (10.09%) Mentoring
21 22 (9.65%) BDD
21 22 (9.65%) Oracle
22 21 (9.21%) Office 365

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 17 (7.46%) SharePoint
2 16 (7.02%) Apache Spark
3 13 (5.70%) Confluence
4 8 (3.51%) Apache
4 8 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (3.51%) IIS
5 6 (2.63%) SAS
6 5 (2.19%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.88%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 20 (8.77%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (6.14%) Sentinel
2 3 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.44%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 69 (30.26%) Azure
2 41 (17.98%) AWS
3 26 (11.40%) Power Platform
4 21 (9.21%) Office 365
5 17 (7.46%) Logic Apps
6 14 (6.14%) GCP
7 8 (3.51%) GitHub
7 8 (3.51%) Stackdriver
8 6 (2.63%) Amazon S3
8 6 (2.63%) PaaS
9 5 (2.19%) Azure Functions
9 5 (2.19%) Serverless
10 3 (1.32%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (1.32%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.88%) npm
11 2 (0.88%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.88%) SaaS
12 1 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.77%) DNS
2 19 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 14 (6.14%) DKIM
3 14 (6.14%) DMARC
3 14 (6.14%) Firewall
3 14 (6.14%) Wireshark
4 7 (3.07%) Wireless
5 6 (2.63%) DHCP
6 5 (2.19%) LAN
6 5 (2.19%) Skype
6 5 (2.19%) SNMP
6 5 (2.19%) VoIP
6 5 (2.19%) VPN
6 5 (2.19%) WAN
7 3 (1.32%) Intranet
7 3 (1.32%) SAN
8 2 (0.88%) Internet
9 1 (0.44%) Broadband
9 1 (0.44%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (18.86%) SQL Server
2 33 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (14.04%) NoSQL
4 26 (11.40%) Power BI
4 26 (11.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (6.58%) Big Data
8 9 (3.95%) MongoDB
8 9 (3.95%) Oracle Database
8 9 (3.95%) Relational Database
9 8 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (3.07%) Hadoop
10 7 (3.07%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 6 (2.63%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (2.63%) OLTP
12 5 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (2.19%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (2.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 38 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.46%) JIRA
3 14 (6.14%) Metasploit
3 14 (6.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 9 (3.95%) Visual Studio
6 8 (3.51%) Gradle
7 7 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (2.63%) Maven
8 6 (2.63%) Selenium
9 4 (1.75%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.32%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.32%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.32%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.88%) JUnit
11 2 (0.88%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.88%) TestNG
11 2 (0.88%) YouTrack
General
1 68 (29.82%) Finance
2 31 (13.60%) Advertising
3 15 (6.58%) Retail
4 14 (6.14%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.51%) Games
5 8 (3.51%) Public Sector
6 5 (2.19%) Military
6 5 (2.19%) Retail Finance
7 2 (0.88%) Law
7 2 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 115 (50.44%) Developer
2 51 (22.37%) Analyst
3 31 (13.60%) Senior Developer
4 30 (13.16%) .NET Developer
5 15 (6.58%) SQL Developer
6 14 (6.14%) Security Analyst
7 11 (4.82%) Full Stack Developer
7 11 (4.82%) Software Engineer
8 9 (3.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 9 (3.95%) Business Manager
8 9 (3.95%) Business Systems Manager
8 9 (3.95%) Systems Manager
9 8 (3.51%) Applications Manager
9 8 (3.51%) Architect
9 8 (3.51%) Digital Developer
9 8 (3.51%) Digital Transformation
9 8 (3.51%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.07%) Data Engineer
10 7 (3.07%) Senior SQL Developer
10 7 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (21.05%) .NET
2 27 (11.84%) Web Services
3 19 (8.33%) CSS
4 17 (7.46%) HTML
4 17 (7.46%) Spring
5 15 (6.58%) AngularJS
6 13 (5.70%) RabbitMQ
7 12 (5.26%) ASP.NET
7 12 (5.26%) Node.js
8 11 (4.82%) .NET Framework
8 11 (4.82%) jQuery
9 9 (3.95%) .NET Core
9 9 (3.95%) Entity Framework
10 8 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (3.51%) Spring Integration
10 8 (3.51%) WCF
11 7 (3.07%) React
11 7 (3.07%) RESTful
12 6 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.46%) Management Information System
3 14 (6.14%) Cyberthreat
3 14 (6.14%) Security Operations Centre
4 11 (4.82%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.19%) Clustering
5 5 (2.19%) Replication
6 3 (1.32%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.32%) CMDB
6 3 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.32%) iSeries
6 3 (1.32%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.32%) User Experience
7 2 (0.88%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.88%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.88%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.28%) Windows
2 19 (8.33%) Linux
3 14 (6.14%) Kali Linux
4 10 (4.39%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.51%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (2.19%) Android
6 5 (2.19%) Unix
6 5 (2.19%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.19%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (23.25%) DevOps
3 46 (20.18%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (12.28%) ETL
5 27 (11.84%) TDD
6 25 (10.96%) Scrum
7 23 (10.09%) Mentoring
8 22 (9.65%) BDD
9 21 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (8.77%) MVC
11 19 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
12 18 (7.89%) Analytics
12 18 (7.89%) Data Modelling
12 18 (7.89%) SOLID
13 17 (7.46%) Data Governance
14 16 (7.02%) API Integration
15 15 (6.58%) Fintech
16 14 (6.14%) Cyber Intelligence
16 14 (6.14%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 14 (6.14%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 61 (26.75%) C#
2 39 (17.11%) Java
3 32 (14.04%) Python
4 31 (13.60%) JavaScript
5 20 (8.77%) R
6 19 (8.33%) T-SQL
7 17 (7.46%) PL/SQL
8 15 (6.58%) VBA
9 14 (6.14%) Bash Shell
10 12 (5.26%) C++
11 8 (3.51%) C
11 8 (3.51%) Ruby
12 7 (3.07%) Go
12 7 (3.07%) VB.NET
13 6 (2.63%) PowerShell
14 5 (2.19%) PHP
15 3 (1.32%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.44%) Java 8
16 1 (0.44%) Perl
16 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (8.77%) Degree
2 14 (6.14%) CREST Certified
2 14 (6.14%) GCIA
2 14 (6.14%) GCIH
2 14 (6.14%) SANS
3 9 (3.95%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.95%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.63%) CBAP
5 5 (2.19%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (1.75%) Sun Certification
7 3 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.32%) MCSA
7 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.44%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.44%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 9 (3.95%) SLA
3 5 (2.19%) QA
4 3 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 23 (10.09%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.14%) Snort
3 11 (4.82%) Docker
4 5 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.44%) vSphere
6 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 10 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (4.39%) Terraform
3 8 (3.51%) Grafana
4 5 (2.19%) SCVMM
5 4 (1.75%) Ansible
6 2 (0.88%) Kubeflow
7 1 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 49 (21.49%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.65%) Oracle
3 16 (7.02%) Tableau
4 10 (4.39%) Avaya
4 10 (4.39%) Google
4 10 (4.39%) IBM
5 8 (3.51%) ServiceNow
5 8 (3.51%) Splunk
6 7 (3.07%) RedGate
6 7 (3.07%) VMware
7 5 (2.19%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.19%) Veeam
8 4 (1.75%) Perforce
9 3 (1.32%) Cisco
10 2 (0.88%) Adobe
10 2 (0.88%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.88%) Dell
10 2 (0.88%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.88%) HP
11 1 (0.44%) Xceptor