Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server 2016 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2016 over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 755 1186
Rank change year-on-year +528 +431 -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 2,515 427 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.54% 0.26% 0.039%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.05% 0.86% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2,341 400 69
England median annual salary £42,500 £47,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.57% -10.48% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £71,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £47,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.57% -10.48% -

SQL Server 2016 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 49,781 49,681 62,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 30.55% 29.76% 31.70%
Number of salaries quoted 41,644 42,884 53,146
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +1.12%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in England

SQL Server 2016
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2016 in England

SQL Server 2016
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2016 in England

SQL Server 2016
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 within the England region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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 East +327 764 £42,500 -9.57% 68
North of England +241 528 £40,000 -11.11% 49
London +230 396 £52,500 -12.50% 46
North West +182 330 £42,500 +6.25% 26
East of England +235 319 £42,500 -5.56% 30
Midlands +193 299 £40,000 - 24
South West +157 209 £40,000 -11.11% 23
East Midlands +124 178 £39,750 +13.57% 17
Yorkshire +114 145 £40,000 -11.11% 20
West Midlands +124 121 £40,000 -23.81% 7
North East +34 53 £32,500 - 3
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 2,515 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1,900 (75.55%) .NET
3 1,818 (72.29%) C#
4 1,679 (66.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1,586 (63.06%) ASP.NET
6 1,559 (61.99%) MVC
7 1,542 (61.31%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,485 (59.05%) TDD
9 1,461 (58.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1,423 (56.58%) Web Application Development
11 1,141 (45.37%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1,136 (45.17%) BDD
13 1,099 (43.70%) RESTful
14 914 (36.34%) WCF
15 822 (32.68%) Node.js
16 774 (30.78%) AngularJS
17 752 (29.90%) Ruby
18 738 (29.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 730 (29.03%) SQL
20 729 (28.99%) Git (software)
21 712 (28.31%) NoSQL
22 671 (26.68%) .NET Framework
23 615 (24.45%) Microsoft
24 598 (23.78%) KnockoutJS
25 548 (21.79%) Scrum
26 536 (21.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 524 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
28 522 (20.76%) Microsoft Azure
29 510 (20.28%) Entity Framework
30 486 (19.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 73 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
2 45 (1.79%) IIS
3 43 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 35 (1.39%) MS Exchange
5 19 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (0.48%) SAS
8 11 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.32%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.24%) CMS
11 6 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.16%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.12%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.080%) Content Management Server
15 1 (0.040%) Confluence
15 1 (0.040%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 40 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.040%) FreeHand
4 1 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 8 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.080%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.040%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.040%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.040%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 522 (20.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (1.71%) Google Play
4 42 (1.67%) GitHub
5 32 (1.27%) Office 365
6 26 (1.03%) SaaS
7 22 (0.87%) Azure Machine Learning
8 20 (0.80%) IaaS
9 14 (0.56%) PaaS
10 11 (0.44%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.080%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.080%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 1 (0.040%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.040%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.040%) npm
14 1 (0.040%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.040%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 246 (9.78%) Internet
2 90 (3.58%) Broadband
3 43 (1.71%) DNS
4 42 (1.67%) Firewall
5 22 (0.87%) DHCP
6 19 (0.76%) Hyperconnected
7 14 (0.56%) Intranet
8 11 (0.44%) Extranet
8 11 (0.44%) SSL
9 9 (0.36%) VPN
10 8 (0.32%) Skype
11 7 (0.28%) SAN
12 6 (0.24%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (0.24%) VoIP
13 5 (0.20%) NetScaler
14 4 (0.16%) NAS
14 4 (0.16%) PuTTY
14 4 (0.16%) WinSCP
14 4 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,515 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 712 (28.31%) NoSQL
3 536 (21.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 486 (19.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 387 (15.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 363 (14.43%) Data Warehouse
7 358 (14.23%) SQL Server 2014
8 277 (11.01%) MongoDB
9 266 (10.58%) SQL Server 2012
10 219 (8.71%) SQL Server 2008
11 180 (7.16%) RavenDB
12 169 (6.72%) Power BI
13 146 (5.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 62 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
15 45 (1.79%) QlikView
16 38 (1.51%) OLAP
17 36 (1.43%) MySQL
18 35 (1.39%) Big Data
19 34 (1.35%) Relational Database
20 31 (1.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 729 (28.99%) Git (software)
2 216 (8.59%) NUnit
3 171 (6.80%) MSTest
4 121 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 100 (3.98%) Moq
5 100 (3.98%) Rhino Mocks
6 88 (3.50%) TeamCity
7 62 (2.47%) Octopus Deploy
8 61 (2.43%) Visual Studio
9 30 (1.19%) Jenkins
10 23 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
11 21 (0.83%) MSBuild
12 14 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 12 (0.48%) Eclipse
14 9 (0.36%) Subversion
15 8 (0.32%) Selenium
16 7 (0.28%) JIRA
17 5 (0.20%) SpecFlow
18 4 (0.16%) SoapUI
18 4 (0.16%) TestNG
General
1 322 (12.80%) Finance
2 284 (11.29%) Advertising
3 246 (9.78%) Games
4 179 (7.12%) Marketing
5 169 (6.72%) Music Industry
6 91 (3.62%) Telecoms
7 67 (2.66%) Retail
8 41 (1.63%) Banking
9 12 (0.48%) Back Office
10 8 (0.32%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.32%) Law
11 6 (0.24%) Legal
12 5 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.20%) Front Office
13 2 (0.080%) Billing
13 2 (0.080%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.080%) French Language
13 2 (0.080%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.040%) Automotive
14 1 (0.040%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,096 (83.34%) Developer
2 1,721 (68.43%) .NET Developer
3 232 (9.22%) DBA
4 221 (8.79%) SQL Developer
5 220 (8.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 211 (8.39%) C# Developer
7 206 (8.19%) SQL DBA
8 204 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
9 172 (6.84%) .NET Software Developer
10 142 (5.65%) SQL Server Developer
11 139 (5.53%) ASP.NET Developer
12 138 (5.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 113 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 112 (4.45%) SQL BI Developer
15 103 (4.10%) SQL Server DBA
16 101 (4.02%) Administrator
17 91 (3.62%) Internet Developer
18 90 (3.58%) Telecoms Developer
19 89 (3.54%) Data Warehouse Developer
20 83 (3.30%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,900 (75.55%) .NET
2 1,586 (63.06%) ASP.NET
3 1,542 (61.31%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1,461 (58.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1,141 (45.37%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1,099 (43.70%) RESTful
7 914 (36.34%) WCF
8 822 (32.68%) Node.js
9 774 (30.78%) AngularJS
10 738 (29.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 671 (26.68%) .NET Framework
12 598 (23.78%) KnockoutJS
13 510 (20.28%) Entity Framework
14 476 (18.93%) Code First Entity Framework
15 306 (12.17%) HTML
16 300 (11.93%) WPF
17 268 (10.66%) CSS
18 249 (9.90%) HTML5
19 239 (9.50%) Ninject
20 203 (8.07%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 463 (18.41%) Greenfield Project
2 196 (7.79%) Fintech
3 168 (6.68%) Enterprise Software
4 96 (3.82%) Social Network
5 94 (3.74%) Clustering
6 69 (2.74%) Replication
7 67 (2.66%) Tandem
8 64 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
9 58 (2.31%) Digital TV
10 56 (2.23%) Mobile App
11 44 (1.75%) iPhone
12 38 (1.51%) Computer Science
13 27 (1.07%) Music Streaming
14 24 (0.95%) Data Centre
15 23 (0.91%) Management Information System
16 19 (0.76%) BBC
16 19 (0.76%) Social Media
17 10 (0.40%) N-Tier
18 8 (0.32%) Equities
18 8 (0.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 288 (11.45%) Windows
2 96 (3.82%) Windows Server
3 53 (2.11%) Android
4 48 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (1.19%) Linux
7 13 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
8 10 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.40%) Unix
9 8 (0.32%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.12%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.080%) CentOS
13 2 (0.080%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,679 (66.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1,559 (61.99%) MVC
3 1,485 (59.05%) TDD
4 1,423 (56.58%) Web Application Development
5 1,136 (45.17%) BDD
6 548 (21.79%) Scrum
7 524 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
8 405 (16.10%) Dependency Injection
9 386 (15.35%) OO
10 322 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
11 284 (11.29%) Kanban
12 221 (8.79%) High Availability
13 205 (8.15%) ETL
14 201 (7.99%) MVVM
15 168 (6.68%) Performance Tuning
16 164 (6.52%) Asset Management
16 164 (6.52%) Domain-Driven Design
17 160 (6.36%) Wealth Management
18 159 (6.32%) Inversion of Control
19 108 (4.29%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 1,818 (72.29%) C#
2 752 (29.90%) Ruby
3 730 (29.03%) SQL
4 454 (18.05%) T-SQL
5 363 (14.43%) JavaScript
6 118 (4.69%) VB.NET
7 114 (4.53%) PowerShell
8 107 (4.25%) VB
9 84 (3.34%) F#
10 34 (1.35%) VBA
11 29 (1.15%) R
12 18 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 18 (0.72%) Python
13 17 (0.68%) C
13 17 (0.68%) PL/SQL
14 14 (0.56%) Java
14 14 (0.56%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.16%) Bourne shell
15 4 (0.16%) C++
16 3 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 77 (3.06%) Degree
2 66 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (1.71%) MCSE
4 24 (0.95%) MCSA
5 17 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (0.68%) Security Cleared
6 15 (0.60%) CCNA
6 15 (0.60%) SC Cleared
7 11 (0.44%) MCDBA
8 10 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (0.36%) MCITP
9 9 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
10 8 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.16%) MCP
12 3 (0.12%) CCNP
12 3 (0.12%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.12%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.12%) PMP
13 2 (0.080%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.080%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.03%) Data Quality
2 13 (0.52%) QA
3 9 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.16%) SLA
5 3 (0.12%) GDPR
6 2 (0.080%) PMO
6 2 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.040%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.040%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.040%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 75 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 47 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (1.67%) Docker
4 34 (1.35%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (0.64%) XenApp
7 15 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.28%) vSphere
9 7 (0.28%) XenServer
10 4 (0.16%) Firmware
10 4 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.080%) Squid
11 2 (0.080%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.040%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.040%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.040%) Xen
Systems Management
1 70 (2.78%) Kibana
2 64 (2.54%) WSUS
3 61 (2.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 27 (1.07%) Docker Swarm
5 20 (0.80%) Puppet
6 18 (0.72%) SCCM
7 16 (0.64%) SCOM
8 9 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
9 8 (0.32%) Data Guard
10 6 (0.24%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.20%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.20%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.12%) XenMobile
13 2 (0.080%) Ansible
13 2 (0.080%) Endace
13 2 (0.080%) Packer
13 2 (0.080%) Terraform
Vendors
1 615 (24.45%) Microsoft
2 237 (9.42%) Facebook
3 82 (3.26%) Google
4 80 (3.18%) Tableau
5 67 (2.66%) Oracle
5 67 (2.66%) VMware
6 41 (1.63%) Cognos
7 39 (1.55%) Cisco
8 38 (1.51%) RedGate
9 34 (1.35%) Citrix
10 32 (1.27%) Twitter
11 28 (1.11%) IBM
12 26 (1.03%) SAP
13 20 (0.80%) Apple
14 19 (0.76%) Sony
14 19 (0.76%) Yahoo!
15 16 (0.64%) Alteryx
16 13 (0.52%) Meraki
17 11 (0.44%) Splunk
18 10 (0.40%) HP