Period
to 14 September 2019

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 14 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 376 221 288
Rank change year-on-year -155 +67 +699
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 1,045 2,472 2,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 1.58% 1.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.97% 5.31% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 997 2,360 1,859
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +17.65% -5.56%

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 35,207 46,526 50,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.02% 29.74% 30.42%
Number of salaries quoted 29,095 38,101 42,183
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 14 September 2019.

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 14 September 2019. 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 -44 724 £55,000 - 72
South East -160 109 £47,500 +5.56% 60
North of England -191 96 £40,250 -5.29% 69
East of England -57 49 £42,500 -10.53% 30
Yorkshire -7 48 £40,000 - 21
North West -184 48 £42,250 -6.11% 46
Midlands -87 47 £40,000 -5.88% 25
East Midlands -35 28 £40,000 -5.88% 15
South West -58 21 £45,000 +12.50% 24
West Midlands -48 19 £40,000 -5.88% 10
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 14 September 2019, 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 1,045 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 598 (57.22%) .NET
3 569 (54.45%) C#
4 501 (47.94%) SQL
5 475 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
6 470 (44.98%) ASP.NET
7 445 (42.58%) MVC
8 417 (39.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 413 (39.52%) TDD
10 392 (37.51%) Microsoft
11 380 (36.36%) Web Application Development
12 330 (31.58%) BDD
13 324 (31.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 316 (30.24%) RESTful
15 315 (30.14%) T-SQL
16 307 (29.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 296 (28.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 294 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
19 293 (28.04%) Finance
20 280 (26.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 279 (26.70%) Scrum
22 275 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
23 262 (25.07%) Azure
24 239 (22.87%) WCF
25 232 (22.20%) JavaScript
26 225 (21.53%) Greenfield Project
27 224 (21.44%) .NET Framework
28 218 (20.86%) AngularJS
29 203 (19.43%) Git (software)
30 200 (19.14%) SQL Server 2008

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 49 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 46 (4.40%) IIS
3 36 (3.44%) CMS
4 29 (2.78%) MS Exchange
5 28 (2.68%) Umbraco
6 26 (2.49%) DNN
6 26 (2.49%) EPiServer
6 26 (2.49%) Immediacy CMS
6 26 (2.49%) Kentico
6 26 (2.49%) Sitecore CMS
6 26 (2.49%) Sitefinity
7 23 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (1.44%) Apache
9 13 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.24%) Tomcat
10 11 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.77%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.48%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 64 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 16 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.67%) Q-Pulse
3 7 (0.67%) Sage CRM
4 4 (0.38%) Eagle PACE
4 4 (0.38%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.38%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.19%) Endur
6 1 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 262 (25.07%) Azure
2 157 (15.02%) Power Platform
3 102 (9.76%) AWS
4 40 (3.83%) Office 365
5 26 (2.49%) Data Lake Analytics
5 26 (2.49%) SaaS
6 17 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
8 13 (1.24%) IaaS
9 9 (0.86%) Azure Machine Learning
10 8 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.77%) PaaS
11 7 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (0.67%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.57%) Twilio
12 6 (0.57%) WhatsApp
13 2 (0.19%) GCP
13 2 (0.19%) Serverless
14 1 (0.096%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 1 (0.096%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 87 (8.33%) Internet
2 33 (3.16%) DNS
3 32 (3.06%) Firewall
4 26 (2.49%) Broadband
4 26 (2.49%) DHCP
5 25 (2.39%) SAN
6 22 (2.11%) VPN
7 12 (1.15%) NAS
7 12 (1.15%) Network Security
7 12 (1.15%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (0.86%) HTTP
8 9 (0.86%) LAN
8 9 (0.86%) VoIP
9 8 (0.77%) CTI
9 8 (0.77%) Skype
9 8 (0.77%) WAN
10 7 (0.67%) DSL
10 7 (0.67%) NetScaler
10 7 (0.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,045 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 307 (29.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 280 (26.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 275 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 200 (19.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 197 (18.85%) Data Warehouse
7 193 (18.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 186 (17.80%) NoSQL
9 157 (15.02%) Power BI
10 142 (13.59%) SQL Server 2014
11 78 (7.46%) OLAP
12 69 (6.60%) SQL Server 2017
13 53 (5.07%) MongoDB
14 42 (4.02%) MySQL
15 36 (3.44%) OLAP Cube
16 35 (3.35%) Azure SQL Database
17 32 (3.06%) Data Lake
17 32 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
18 31 (2.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 31 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 203 (19.43%) Git (software)
2 49 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 43 (4.11%) Visual Studio
4 38 (3.64%) JIRA
5 26 (2.49%) Oracle Forms
6 20 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (1.44%) Jenkins
7 15 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 14 (1.34%) TeamCity
9 11 (1.05%) Selenium
9 11 (1.05%) SoapUI
10 9 (0.86%) Subversion
11 8 (0.77%) git-flow
12 6 (0.57%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.38%) LINQPad
13 4 (0.38%) NUnit
14 3 (0.29%) Moq
15 2 (0.19%) Jasmine
15 2 (0.19%) SpecFlow
General
1 293 (28.04%) Finance
2 135 (12.92%) Games
3 89 (8.52%) Banking
4 49 (4.69%) Retail
5 31 (2.97%) Advertising
6 30 (2.87%) Telecoms
7 25 (2.39%) Marketing
8 23 (2.20%) Public Sector
9 11 (1.05%) Law
10 9 (0.86%) Back Office
10 9 (0.86%) Front Office
10 9 (0.86%) Legal
11 7 (0.67%) Billing
11 7 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.48%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.38%) Electronics
14 4 (0.38%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.19%) Local Government
16 1 (0.096%) French Language
Job Titles
1 746 (71.39%) Developer
2 473 (45.26%) .NET Developer
3 258 (24.69%) C# Developer
4 251 (24.02%) C# .NET Developer
5 176 (16.84%) DBA
6 157 (15.02%) SQL Developer
7 141 (13.49%) SQL DBA
8 138 (13.21%) ASP.NET Developer
8 138 (13.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 134 (12.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 79 (7.56%) Administrator
11 76 (7.27%) SQL BI Developer
12 67 (6.41%) Junior
12 67 (6.41%) Junior Developer
13 60 (5.74%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 53 (5.07%) C# WPF Developer
14 53 (5.07%) SQL Server DBA
14 53 (5.07%) WPF Developer
15 52 (4.98%) Games Developer
15 52 (4.98%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 598 (57.22%) .NET
2 470 (44.98%) ASP.NET
3 417 (39.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 324 (31.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 316 (30.24%) RESTful
6 296 (28.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 239 (22.87%) WCF
8 224 (21.44%) .NET Framework
9 218 (20.86%) AngularJS
10 188 (17.99%) Entity Framework
11 176 (16.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 162 (15.50%) Node.js
13 160 (15.31%) Code First Entity Framework
14 139 (13.30%) KnockoutJS
15 115 (11.00%) ASP.NET Core
16 112 (10.72%) WPF
17 101 (9.67%) CSS
18 93 (8.90%) HTML
19 52 (4.98%) WinForms
20 50 (4.78%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 225 (21.53%) Greenfield Project
2 84 (8.04%) Enterprise Software
3 49 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (4.69%) Replication
4 32 (3.06%) Data Centre
5 28 (2.68%) Clustering
6 27 (2.58%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.49%) Tandem
8 13 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.05%) N-Tier
10 9 (0.86%) Reinsurance
11 7 (0.67%) iPad
11 7 (0.67%) iPhone
11 7 (0.67%) LIMS
11 7 (0.67%) Smartphone
12 6 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.57%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.48%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.48%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.29%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 197 (18.85%) Windows
2 102 (9.76%) Windows Server
3 43 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (4.02%) Linux
5 29 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (1.44%) Android
8 13 (1.24%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.96%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.77%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.48%) CentOS
11 5 (0.48%) Unix
12 4 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.38%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.29%) Fedora
14 2 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 445 (42.58%) MVC
3 413 (39.52%) TDD
4 380 (36.36%) Web Application Development
5 330 (31.58%) BDD
6 294 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
7 279 (26.70%) Scrum
8 179 (17.13%) Kanban
9 175 (16.75%) Continuous Integration
10 164 (15.69%) Dependency Injection
11 145 (13.88%) ETL
12 106 (10.14%) Performance Tuning
13 105 (10.05%) MVVM
14 90 (8.61%) Disaster Recovery
15 78 (7.46%) Migration
16 75 (7.18%) Analytics
17 69 (6.60%) DevOps
18 67 (6.41%) OO
19 63 (6.03%) SDLC
20 60 (5.74%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 569 (54.45%) C#
2 501 (47.94%) SQL
3 315 (30.14%) T-SQL
4 232 (22.20%) JavaScript
5 167 (15.98%) Ruby
6 91 (8.71%) PowerShell
7 55 (5.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 37 (3.54%) Python
9 31 (2.97%) VB
10 25 (2.39%) VBA
11 22 (2.11%) Java
12 20 (1.91%) R
13 13 (1.24%) VB.NET
14 9 (0.86%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.86%) X++
15 8 (0.77%) F#
16 7 (0.67%) Groovy
17 5 (0.48%) TypeScript
18 2 (0.19%) ES6
18 2 (0.19%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 75 (7.18%) Degree
2 29 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (1.72%) MCSA
5 9 (0.86%) MCSE
6 8 (0.77%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.57%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.48%) CCNA
10 3 (0.29%) CCNP
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.19%) VCP5
12 1 (0.096%) CCDP
12 1 (0.096%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.096%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.096%) MCITP
12 1 (0.096%) MCP
12 1 (0.096%) MCTS
12 1 (0.096%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.68%) Data Quality
2 23 (2.20%) SLA
3 13 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (0.48%) HIPAA
5 4 (0.38%) GDPR
5 4 (0.38%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.19%) PMO
6 2 (0.19%) QA
7 1 (0.096%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 38 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.53%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.24%) vSphere
5 12 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.86%) XenApp
7 8 (0.77%) BitLocker
8 6 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.48%) Docker
9 5 (0.48%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.29%) Postfix
10 3 (0.29%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.096%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.096%) LXC
12 1 (0.096%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.096%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (2.39%) SCCM
2 23 (2.20%) SQL Sentry
3 20 (1.91%) SCOM
4 19 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 13 (1.24%) Ansible
5 13 (1.24%) Foglight
5 13 (1.24%) LiteSpeed
5 13 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.24%) Puppet
6 8 (0.77%) BMC PATROL
6 8 (0.77%) WSUS
7 7 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (0.67%) Kibana
8 4 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.29%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.29%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.19%) Perfmon
10 2 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.096%) vRealize
Vendors
1 392 (37.51%) Microsoft
2 53 (5.07%) VMware
3 49 (4.69%) Oracle
4 48 (4.59%) Tableau
5 37 (3.54%) SAP
6 30 (2.87%) Sitecore
7 26 (2.49%) Alterian
7 26 (2.49%) Facebook
7 26 (2.49%) YouTube
8 24 (2.30%) Cisco
8 24 (2.30%) RedGate
9 19 (1.82%) Citrix
10 16 (1.53%) Avaya
11 14 (1.34%) HP
12 12 (1.15%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.05%) Alteryx
13 11 (1.05%) Dell
13 11 (1.05%) IBM
14 10 (0.96%) Xamarin
15 9 (0.86%) ServiceNow