Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 315 1084
Rank change year-on-year +106 +769 +209
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 2,706 1,714 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.67% 1.03% 0.091%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.50% 3.37% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,596 1,638 151
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 49,166 50,858 57,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 30.39% 30.44% 30.19%
Number of salaries quoted 40,228 42,985 49,692
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
London +223 994 £55,000 - 96
South East +60 582 £42,500 +6.25% 48
North of England +72 504 £40,000 - 62
North West +54 367 £40,000 - 38
Midlands +6 266 £42,500 -5.56% 28
East of England +85 243 £45,000 - 21
East Midlands -4 141 £42,500 -10.53% 15
West Midlands +24 125 £42,500 - 13
South West -10 117 £40,000 +6.67% 18
Yorkshire +15 103 £42,500 - 16
North East +10 34 £40,000 +6.67% 8
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, 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 2,706 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2,033 (75.13%) .NET
3 2,028 (74.94%) C#
4 1,834 (67.78%) Agile Software Development
5 1,676 (61.94%) ASP.NET
6 1,646 (60.83%) MVC
7 1,594 (58.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,586 (58.61%) TDD
9 1,528 (56.47%) Web Application Development
10 1,318 (48.71%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 1,218 (45.01%) BDD
12 1,190 (43.98%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1,164 (43.02%) RESTful
14 944 (34.89%) WCF
15 838 (30.97%) Scrum
16 781 (28.86%) AngularJS
17 771 (28.49%) SQL
18 766 (28.31%) Microsoft
19 751 (27.75%) Node.js
20 723 (26.72%) Ruby
21 713 (26.35%) Git (software)
22 693 (25.61%) .NET Framework
23 674 (24.91%) NoSQL
24 659 (24.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 649 (23.98%) Dependency Injection
26 601 (22.21%) Microsoft Azure
27 536 (19.81%) KnockoutJS
28 531 (19.62%) Continuous Integration
29 527 (19.48%) Kanban
30 524 (19.36%) T-SQL

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 90 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
2 47 (1.74%) IIS
3 30 (1.11%) MS Exchange
4 29 (1.07%) SharePoint
5 20 (0.74%) Skype for Business
6 18 (0.67%) CMS
7 16 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (0.44%) DNN
9 12 (0.44%) EPiServer
9 12 (0.44%) Immediacy CMS
9 12 (0.44%) Kentico
9 12 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
9 12 (0.44%) Sitefinity
9 12 (0.44%) Umbraco
10 9 (0.33%) Confluence
10 9 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (0.33%) NServiceBus
10 9 (0.33%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 66 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.037%) FreeHand
4 1 (0.037%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.074%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.074%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.037%) C-CURE
8 1 (0.037%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.037%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.037%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.037%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 601 (22.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 152 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (1.81%) Office 365
4 38 (1.40%) Google Play
5 28 (1.03%) PaaS
6 22 (0.81%) GitHub
6 22 (0.81%) Google Analytics
7 21 (0.78%) SaaS
8 16 (0.59%) IaaS
9 11 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
10 10 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
12 7 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.22%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.15%) Google Tag Manager
15 4 (0.15%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 269 (9.94%) Internet
2 60 (2.22%) Hyperconnected
3 51 (1.88%) Broadband
4 43 (1.59%) Firewall
5 29 (1.07%) DNS
6 20 (0.74%) SAN
6 20 (0.74%) Skype
7 18 (0.67%) DHCP
8 15 (0.55%) VPN
9 14 (0.52%) TCP/IP
10 9 (0.33%) LAN
10 9 (0.33%) WAN
11 8 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.22%) VLAN
13 5 (0.18%) MPLS
13 5 (0.18%) ZigBee
14 4 (0.15%) HTTP
14 4 (0.15%) NAS
14 4 (0.15%) Remote Desktop
15 3 (0.11%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,706 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 674 (24.91%) NoSQL
3 474 (17.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 403 (14.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 358 (13.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 352 (13.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 305 (11.27%) Data Warehouse
8 302 (11.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 295 (10.90%) MongoDB
10 205 (7.58%) SQL Server 2008
11 200 (7.39%) RavenDB
12 139 (5.14%) Power BI
13 134 (4.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 85 (3.14%) Relational Database
15 57 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
16 45 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
17 42 (1.55%) Oracle Database
18 41 (1.52%) OLAP
19 33 (1.22%) QlikView
20 31 (1.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 713 (26.35%) Git (software)
2 182 (6.73%) NUnit
3 118 (4.36%) MSTest
4 94 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 92 (3.40%) Rhino Mocks
5 92 (3.40%) TeamCity
6 91 (3.36%) Visual Studio
7 88 (3.25%) Moq
8 46 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
9 42 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
10 35 (1.29%) JIRA
11 21 (0.78%) Subversion
12 20 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
13 13 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (0.37%) Jenkins
14 10 (0.37%) Selenium
15 9 (0.33%) Bitbucket
15 9 (0.33%) Toad
16 8 (0.30%) Jasmine
17 5 (0.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 504 (18.63%) Finance
2 306 (11.31%) Games
3 249 (9.20%) Advertising
4 241 (8.91%) Marketing
5 99 (3.66%) Banking
6 83 (3.07%) Retail
7 77 (2.85%) Music Industry
8 57 (2.11%) Telecoms
9 21 (0.78%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.52%) Back Office
11 8 (0.30%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.26%) Law
13 6 (0.22%) Automotive
14 4 (0.15%) Brand Awareness
14 4 (0.15%) Electronics
14 4 (0.15%) Publishing
15 3 (0.11%) Billing
15 3 (0.11%) Legal
16 2 (0.074%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2,256 (83.37%) Developer
2 1,868 (69.03%) .NET Developer
3 724 (26.76%) C# Developer
4 680 (25.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 371 (13.71%) ASP.NET Developer
6 369 (13.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 245 (9.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 231 (8.54%) SQL Developer
9 212 (7.83%) DBA
10 189 (6.98%) C# WPF Developer
10 189 (6.98%) WPF Developer
11 186 (6.87%) SQL DBA
12 171 (6.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 160 (5.91%) .NET Software Developer
14 140 (5.17%) SQL Server Developer
15 129 (4.77%) Internet Developer
16 108 (3.99%) .NET Developer - Fintech
17 105 (3.88%) Agile .NET Developer
17 105 (3.88%) Agile Developer
18 104 (3.84%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,033 (75.13%) .NET
2 1,676 (61.94%) ASP.NET
3 1,594 (58.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1,318 (48.71%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1,190 (43.98%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1,164 (43.02%) RESTful
7 944 (34.89%) WCF
8 781 (28.86%) AngularJS
9 751 (27.75%) Node.js
10 693 (25.61%) .NET Framework
11 659 (24.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 536 (19.81%) KnockoutJS
13 513 (18.96%) Entity Framework
14 510 (18.85%) WPF
15 434 (16.04%) Code First Entity Framework
16 367 (13.56%) HTML
17 354 (13.08%) CSS
18 279 (10.31%) HTML5
19 239 (8.83%) CSS3
20 211 (7.80%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 494 (18.26%) Greenfield Project
2 238 (8.80%) Enterprise Software
3 178 (6.58%) Fintech
4 103 (3.81%) Replication
5 98 (3.62%) Social Network
6 85 (3.14%) Tandem
7 79 (2.92%) Clustering
8 77 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
9 52 (1.92%) Digital TV
9 52 (1.92%) Social Media
10 51 (1.88%) BBC
10 51 (1.88%) Computer Science
11 38 (1.40%) iPhone
11 38 (1.40%) Mobile App
12 33 (1.22%) Music Streaming
13 31 (1.15%) Management Information System
14 29 (1.07%) User Experience
15 26 (0.96%) Data Centre
16 22 (0.81%) Reinsurance
17 20 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 384 (14.19%) Windows
2 129 (4.77%) Windows Server
3 55 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (1.74%) Android
4 47 (1.74%) Linux
5 29 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (0.74%) Windows 10
7 18 (0.67%) Unix
8 13 (0.48%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.37%) VMS
9 10 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
10 8 (0.30%) Solaris
11 6 (0.22%) CentOS
12 5 (0.18%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.15%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.15%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.15%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.11%) OpenBSD
15 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,834 (67.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1,646 (60.83%) MVC
3 1,586 (58.61%) TDD
4 1,528 (56.47%) Web Application Development
5 1,218 (45.01%) BDD
6 838 (30.97%) Scrum
7 649 (23.98%) Dependency Injection
8 531 (19.62%) Continuous Integration
9 527 (19.48%) Kanban
10 440 (16.26%) Business Intelligence
11 363 (13.41%) OO
12 280 (10.35%) MVVM
13 201 (7.43%) ETL
14 188 (6.95%) Asset Management
15 179 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
16 156 (5.76%) Domain-Driven Design
17 148 (5.47%) High Availability
18 139 (5.14%) Performance Tuning
19 132 (4.88%) Wealth Management
20 113 (4.18%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2,028 (74.94%) C#
2 771 (28.49%) SQL
3 723 (26.72%) Ruby
4 524 (19.36%) T-SQL
5 494 (18.26%) JavaScript
6 138 (5.10%) PowerShell
7 109 (4.03%) VB.NET
8 87 (3.22%) F#
9 75 (2.77%) VB
10 43 (1.59%) PL/SQL
11 31 (1.15%) VBA
12 22 (0.81%) C
13 21 (0.78%) TypeScript
14 18 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 17 (0.63%) Python
16 15 (0.55%) Java
17 13 (0.48%) R
18 11 (0.41%) Shell Script
19 7 (0.26%) C++
20 5 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 116 (4.29%) Degree
2 58 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (0.96%) MCSE
4 19 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 18 (0.67%) MCITP
6 15 (0.55%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 14 (0.52%) MCSA
8 12 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (0.44%) Security Cleared
9 9 (0.33%) SC Cleared
10 7 (0.26%) ISEB
11 5 (0.18%) MCDBA
11 5 (0.18%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.15%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.15%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.15%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.15%) MCTS
12 4 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.11%) MCAD
13 3 (0.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (1.26%) Data Quality
2 15 (0.55%) QA
2 15 (0.55%) SLA
3 10 (0.37%) GDPR
4 6 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.074%) PMO
7 1 (0.037%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.037%) GCP
7 1 (0.037%) HL7
7 1 (0.037%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.037%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 74 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 47 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (1.63%) Docker
4 29 (1.07%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (0.85%) XenApp
7 21 (0.78%) vSphere
8 11 (0.41%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.11%) Squid
13 2 (0.074%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.074%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 82 (3.03%) Kibana
2 35 (1.29%) WSUS
3 32 (1.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 19 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
5 18 (0.67%) Kubernetes
6 17 (0.63%) SCCM
7 15 (0.55%) SCOM
8 12 (0.44%) Control-M
9 11 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 8 (0.30%) Oracle ZFS
11 7 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (0.26%) SQL Sentry
12 6 (0.22%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.22%) Unicenter
13 5 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.18%) Perfmon
13 5 (0.18%) SCOrch
14 4 (0.15%) CloudHub
14 4 (0.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 766 (28.31%) Microsoft
2 290 (10.72%) Facebook
3 175 (6.47%) Google
4 92 (3.40%) Oracle
5 74 (2.73%) Tableau
6 73 (2.70%) VMware
7 62 (2.29%) Twitter
8 52 (1.92%) Apple
9 51 (1.88%) Sony
9 51 (1.88%) Yahoo!
10 45 (1.66%) Citrix
11 35 (1.29%) SAP
12 25 (0.92%) Cisco
13 23 (0.85%) Xamarin
14 22 (0.81%) RedGate
15 18 (0.67%) Veeam
16 16 (0.59%) BMC
17 12 (0.44%) Alterian
17 12 (0.44%) Capita
17 12 (0.44%) Sitecore