Period
to 17 May 2021

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 17 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 629 463 306
Rank change year-on-year -166 -157 -110
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 219 500 1,483
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.56% 1.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.02% 2.09% 3.91%
Number of salaries quoted 179 398 1,398
10th Percentile £35,500 £31,488 £32,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year - -7.77% +19.42%
75th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £80,000 £88,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +17.65%

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 21,384 23,975 37,939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.71% 27.04% 28.16%
Number of salaries quoted 16,734 19,897 31,476
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in England

SQL Server 2016
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2016 in England

SQL Server 2016
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in England over the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

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 17 May 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
London -122 73 £55,000 +10.00% 2
North of England -23 62 £40,000 -13.51% 4
Yorkshire -2 34 £40,000 -11.11% 2
South East +9 31 £45,000 - 7
North West -16 27 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Midlands -11 21 £40,000 -5.88% 7
West Midlands +6 14 £40,000 -15.79% 3
East of England -2 13 £57,500 +43.75%
South West -52 11 £37,500 -11.76% 3
East Midlands -11 7 £39,250 -7.65% 4
North East - 1 £42,500 -
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 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 England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 219 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 155 (70.78%) SQL
3 120 (54.79%) Microsoft
4 113 (51.60%) T-SQL
5 98 (44.75%) Azure
6 79 (36.07%) .NET
7 77 (35.16%) C#
8 73 (33.33%) Finance
9 72 (32.88%) Business Intelligence
9 72 (32.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 65 (29.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 65 (29.68%) Power Platform
11 60 (27.40%) Windows
12 57 (26.03%) JavaScript
12 57 (26.03%) Power BI
13 54 (24.66%) SQL Server 2012
13 54 (24.66%) Social Skills
14 51 (23.29%) SQL Server 2014
14 51 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
15 46 (21.00%) DevOps
16 42 (19.18%) AWS
17 39 (17.81%) SQL Server 2008
17 39 (17.81%) CSS
18 38 (17.35%) HTML
18 38 (17.35%) PowerShell
19 37 (16.89%) Microsoft 365
19 37 (16.89%) MVC
19 37 (16.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 36 (16.44%) Data Warehouse
20 36 (16.44%) Analytical Skills

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 26 (11.87%) SharePoint
2 20 (9.13%) IIS
3 12 (5.48%) CMS
4 11 (5.02%) MS Exchange
5 7 (3.20%) Apache
6 6 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (14.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.46%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 98 (44.75%) Azure
2 65 (29.68%) Power Platform
3 42 (19.18%) AWS
4 37 (16.89%) Microsoft 365
5 19 (8.68%) GCP
6 14 (6.39%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (6.39%) SaaS
7 10 (4.57%) Serverless
8 8 (3.65%) Azure Service Fabric
9 7 (3.20%) Azure Event Grid
9 7 (3.20%) Azure Logic Apps
9 7 (3.20%) GitHub
10 6 (2.74%) Azure Functions
11 5 (2.28%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (1.83%) PaaS
13 3 (1.37%) Azure Machine Learning
14 2 (0.91%) Power Automate
14 2 (0.91%) PowerApps
15 1 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
15 1 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.74%) Firewall
1 6 (2.74%) SAN
1 6 (2.74%) VPN
2 4 (1.83%) NetScaler
2 4 (1.83%) VLAN
3 3 (1.37%) DNS
3 3 (1.37%) Internet
4 2 (0.91%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.46%) DHCP
5 1 (0.46%) IMAP
5 1 (0.46%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.46%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.46%) Skype
5 1 (0.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 72 (32.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 65 (29.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 57 (26.03%) Power BI
5 54 (24.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 51 (23.29%) SQL Server 2014
7 39 (17.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 37 (16.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 36 (16.44%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (13.24%) Relational Database
11 28 (12.79%) SQL Server 2019
12 26 (11.87%) MySQL
13 20 (9.13%) RDBMS
14 18 (8.22%) Tableau
15 17 (7.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 15 (6.85%) Oracle Database
16 15 (6.85%) PostgreSQL
17 14 (6.39%) Oracle Database 12c
17 14 (6.39%) Oracle Exadata
18 13 (5.94%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 25 (11.42%) Visual Studio
2 19 (8.68%) Git (software)
3 17 (7.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (5.94%) MSTest
5 11 (5.02%) Bitbucket
6 8 (3.65%) JMeter
6 8 (3.65%) Katalon Studio
6 8 (3.65%) Selenium
7 6 (2.74%) git-flow
8 3 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.91%) Cypress.io
9 2 (0.91%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.46%) NUnit
10 1 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.46%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
General
1 73 (33.33%) Finance
2 54 (24.66%) Social Skills
3 36 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (10.96%) Law
5 12 (5.48%) Presentation Skills
6 10 (4.57%) Public Sector
7 5 (2.28%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.83%) Banking
8 4 (1.83%) Retail
9 3 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.37%) Marketing
10 2 (0.91%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 101 (46.12%) Developer
2 44 (20.09%) .NET Developer
3 43 (19.63%) Analyst
4 33 (15.07%) DBA
5 29 (13.24%) SQL Developer
6 20 (9.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 20 (9.13%) SQL DBA
7 17 (7.76%) Applications Support
7 17 (7.76%) C# Developer
8 16 (7.31%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (6.85%) Administrator
9 15 (6.85%) Support Analyst
10 13 (5.94%) Senior Developer
10 13 (5.94%) SQL Server DBA
10 13 (5.94%) SQL Server Developer
11 12 (5.48%) Lead Developer
12 11 (5.02%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 11 (5.02%) Power BI Analyst
13 10 (4.57%) Applications Support Analyst
13 10 (4.57%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (36.07%) .NET
2 39 (17.81%) CSS
3 38 (17.35%) HTML
4 33 (15.07%) ASP.NET
5 32 (14.61%) jQuery
6 28 (12.79%) .NET Framework
7 25 (11.42%) ASP.NET Web API
8 22 (10.05%) Web Services
9 19 (8.68%) .NET Core
10 17 (7.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (7.31%) RESTful
12 14 (6.39%) Entity Framework
12 14 (6.39%) React
13 11 (5.02%) HTML5
13 11 (5.02%) MDX
14 9 (4.11%) Spring
15 8 (3.65%) Kafka
16 7 (3.20%) CSS3
16 7 (3.20%) REST
16 7 (3.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.42%) Clustering
2 22 (10.05%) Management Information System
3 15 (6.85%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (5.48%) Cloud Native
4 12 (5.48%) Reinsurance
5 8 (3.65%) Analytical Mindset
5 8 (3.65%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.74%) AS400
6 6 (2.74%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.74%) FMCG
6 6 (2.74%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.83%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.91%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.91%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.91%) Replication
9 2 (0.91%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.91%) User Experience
10 1 (0.46%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 60 (27.40%) Windows
2 34 (15.53%) Windows Server
3 25 (11.42%) Windows Server 2016
4 19 (8.68%) Linux
5 18 (8.22%) Windows 10
6 15 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.20%) Unix
9 5 (2.28%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.91%) Android
10 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (32.88%) Business Intelligence
2 51 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (21.00%) DevOps
4 37 (16.89%) MVC
5 35 (15.98%) Scrum
6 34 (15.53%) ETL
7 31 (14.16%) Analytics
8 27 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (10.96%) Business Analysis
10 19 (8.68%) Microservices
10 19 (8.68%) Test Automation
11 17 (7.76%) Data Modelling
12 16 (7.31%) Mentoring
12 16 (7.31%) SOLID
12 16 (7.31%) Unit Testing
12 16 (7.31%) Visualisation
13 15 (6.85%) Business Continuity
13 15 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (6.39%) Machine Learning
14 14 (6.39%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 155 (70.78%) SQL
2 113 (51.60%) T-SQL
3 77 (35.16%) C#
4 57 (26.03%) JavaScript
5 38 (17.35%) PowerShell
6 32 (14.61%) Python
7 15 (6.85%) VB
8 12 (5.48%) VB.NET
9 11 (5.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 10 (4.57%) VBA
11 9 (4.11%) PL/SQL
11 9 (4.11%) R
12 8 (3.65%) C
12 8 (3.65%) Java
12 8 (3.65%) Perl
12 8 (3.65%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.74%) VBScript
13 6 (2.74%) X++
14 3 (1.37%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.91%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 19 (8.68%) Degree
2 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.28%) MCSA
3 5 (2.28%) MCSE
4 3 (1.37%) CCNA
4 3 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.91%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.68%) GDPR
2 18 (8.22%) QA
3 7 (3.20%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.31%) Active Directory
3 14 (6.39%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (4.57%) vSphere
5 7 (3.20%) XenApp
6 4 (1.83%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.83%) vCloud
7 3 (1.37%) Docker
7 3 (1.37%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (6.39%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (2.74%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.37%) SCCM
4 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.91%) SCOM
5 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.46%) Nessus
5 1 (0.46%) NetApp OnCommand
5 1 (0.46%) ServerView Suite
5 1 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 120 (54.79%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.96%) VMware
3 23 (10.50%) Oracle
4 20 (9.13%) Google
5 18 (8.22%) Citrix
6 10 (4.57%) Aareon
6 10 (4.57%) Atlassian
6 10 (4.57%) Sun
6 10 (4.57%) Sybase
7 8 (3.65%) QAD
8 7 (3.20%) IBM
8 7 (3.20%) Nintex
9 6 (2.74%) NetApp
9 6 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (2.74%) Telerik
10 5 (2.28%) Cisco
11 4 (1.83%) HP
11 4 (1.83%) Veeam
12 3 (1.37%) AppDynamics
12 3 (1.37%) Cognos