Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 318 194 408
Rank change year-on-year -124 +214 +719
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 1,390 2,873 1,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.03% 1.78% 0.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.70% 5.79% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,313 2,763 1,173
England median annual salary £50,000 £43,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.61% -3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £66,250 £68,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.28% -4.44% -5.26%

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 37,606 49,613 48,969
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.97% 30.74% 30.69%
Number of salaries quoted 30,965 40,957 42,004
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,095 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.19% +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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +97 920 £55,000 - 57
North of England -122 215 £47,500 +18.75% 68
North West -84 152 £50,000 +25.00% 46
South East -261 130 £45,000 +5.88% 77
Yorkshire -84 55 £42,500 -5.56% 20
Midlands -158 54 £44,000 +3.53% 24
East of England -113 47 £50,250 +11.67% 22
East Midlands -70 35 £43,750 +2.94% 12
South West -114 22 £42,500 +6.25% 21
West Midlands -104 19 £44,000 +3.53% 12
North East -30 8 £36,250 -3.33% 2
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 1,390 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 854 (61.44%) .NET
3 850 (61.15%) C#
4 696 (50.07%) Agile Software Development
5 663 (47.70%) TDD
6 658 (47.34%) ASP.NET
7 652 (46.91%) MVC
8 625 (44.96%) ASP.NET MVC
9 589 (42.37%) Web Application Development
10 567 (40.79%) SQL
11 509 (36.62%) Microsoft
12 502 (36.12%) ASP.NET Web API
13 494 (35.54%) BDD
14 478 (34.39%) RESTful
15 440 (31.65%) Scrum
16 394 (28.35%) Microsoft Azure
17 393 (28.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 353 (25.40%) Finance
19 330 (23.74%) WCF
20 328 (23.60%) T-SQL
21 322 (23.17%) AngularJS
22 311 (22.37%) JavaScript
23 310 (22.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 309 (22.23%) .NET Framework
25 301 (21.65%) Continuous Integration
25 301 (21.65%) Greenfield Project
26 300 (21.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 298 (21.44%) Dependency Injection
28 296 (21.29%) Kanban
29 282 (20.29%) Business Intelligence

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 (3.53%) IIS
2 45 (3.24%) SharePoint
3 42 (3.02%) Tomcat
4 38 (2.73%) Apache
5 32 (2.30%) CMS
6 22 (1.58%) DNN
6 22 (1.58%) EPiServer
6 22 (1.58%) Immediacy CMS
6 22 (1.58%) Kentico
6 22 (1.58%) Sitecore CMS
6 22 (1.58%) Sitefinity
6 22 (1.58%) Umbraco
7 20 (1.44%) MS Exchange
8 19 (1.37%) Apache Solr
9 16 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 38 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 18 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.36%) Q-Pulse
3 5 (0.36%) Sage CRM
4 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.072%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.072%) Endur
5 1 (0.072%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.072%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 394 (28.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 146 (10.50%) Power Platform
3 77 (5.54%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (3.67%) Office 365
5 48 (3.45%) SaaS
6 32 (2.30%) Data Lake Analytics
7 17 (1.22%) Azure Machine Learning
8 14 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.50%) IaaS
10 7 (0.50%) PaaS
11 6 (0.43%) GitHub
11 6 (0.43%) Twilio
12 5 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.14%) npm
14 2 (0.14%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.072%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 1 (0.072%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 153 (11.01%) Internet
2 65 (4.68%) DNS
3 37 (2.66%) Firewall
4 35 (2.52%) Broadband
5 34 (2.45%) DHCP
6 30 (2.16%) VPN
7 28 (2.01%) HTTP
8 25 (1.80%) TCP/IP
9 24 (1.73%) SSL
10 23 (1.65%) SAN
11 19 (1.37%) Hyperconnected
12 17 (1.22%) VoIP
13 15 (1.08%) LAN
13 15 (1.08%) WAN
14 13 (0.94%) iSCSI
15 12 (0.86%) Network Security
16 10 (0.72%) WLAN
17 8 (0.58%) CTI
18 6 (0.43%) VLAN
18 6 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,390 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 310 (22.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 300 (21.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 264 (18.99%) NoSQL
5 252 (18.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 215 (15.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 213 (15.32%) SQL Server 2014
8 182 (13.09%) Data Warehouse
9 179 (12.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 146 (10.50%) Power BI
11 108 (7.77%) MongoDB
12 72 (5.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 68 (4.89%) RavenDB
14 66 (4.75%) Azure SQL Database
15 53 (3.81%) Relational Database
16 48 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
16 48 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
17 42 (3.02%) Data Lake
18 40 (2.88%) OLAP
19 25 (1.80%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 277 (19.93%) Git (software)
2 73 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 72 (5.18%) Visual Studio
4 40 (2.88%) Visual Studio Team System
5 30 (2.16%) JIRA
5 30 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
6 28 (2.01%) Oracle Forms
7 26 (1.87%) NUnit
8 24 (1.73%) MSTest
9 22 (1.58%) Subversion
10 16 (1.15%) TeamCity
11 13 (0.94%) Selenium
12 10 (0.72%) Jenkins
13 9 (0.65%) SoapUI
14 8 (0.58%) git-flow
15 7 (0.50%) AccuRev
15 7 (0.50%) Rhino Mocks
15 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 4 (0.29%) Hudson
17 3 (0.22%) Eclipse
General
1 353 (25.40%) Finance
2 168 (12.09%) Games
3 95 (6.83%) Banking
4 63 (4.53%) Retail
5 57 (4.10%) Advertising
6 50 (3.60%) Marketing
7 39 (2.81%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.29%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.15%) Music Industry
10 11 (0.79%) Back Office
11 9 (0.65%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.58%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.50%) Law
14 5 (0.36%) Legal
15 4 (0.29%) Billing
15 4 (0.29%) Electronics
15 4 (0.29%) French Language
16 2 (0.14%) Front Office
16 2 (0.14%) Publishing
17 1 (0.072%) Military
Job Titles
1 992 (71.37%) Developer
2 736 (52.95%) .NET Developer
3 406 (29.21%) C# Developer
4 381 (27.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 198 (14.24%) DBA
6 188 (13.53%) ASP.NET Developer
6 188 (13.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 174 (12.52%) SQL DBA
8 145 (10.43%) SQL Developer
9 120 (8.63%) WPF Developer
10 113 (8.13%) C# WPF Developer
11 99 (7.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 89 (6.40%) SQL Server DBA
13 85 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 77 (5.54%) Administrator
15 70 (5.04%) Junior
16 67 (4.82%) Junior Developer
17 66 (4.75%) Analyst
18 58 (4.17%) Junior .NET Developer
19 57 (4.10%) Internet Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 854 (61.44%) .NET
2 658 (47.34%) ASP.NET
3 625 (44.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 502 (36.12%) ASP.NET Web API
5 478 (34.39%) RESTful
6 393 (28.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 330 (23.74%) WCF
8 322 (23.17%) AngularJS
9 309 (22.23%) .NET Framework
10 280 (20.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 231 (16.62%) Node.js
12 224 (16.12%) Entity Framework
13 206 (14.82%) KnockoutJS
14 202 (14.53%) WPF
15 176 (12.66%) Code First Entity Framework
16 173 (12.45%) ASP.NET Core
17 131 (9.42%) CSS
18 124 (8.92%) HTML
19 113 (8.13%) .NET Core
20 94 (6.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 301 (21.65%) Greenfield Project
2 111 (7.99%) Enterprise Software
3 78 (5.61%) Clustering
4 72 (5.18%) Fintech
5 61 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
6 56 (4.03%) Data Centre
6 56 (4.03%) Replication
7 44 (3.17%) Tandem
8 26 (1.87%) Management Information System
9 24 (1.73%) BBC
9 24 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
9 24 (1.73%) Social Media
9 24 (1.73%) Social Network
10 21 (1.51%) Reinsurance
10 21 (1.51%) User Experience
11 17 (1.22%) Digital TV
12 14 (1.01%) Reference Data
13 13 (0.94%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.65%) Driving Licence
14 9 (0.65%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 271 (19.50%) Windows
2 153 (11.01%) Windows Server
3 70 (5.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (1.58%) Linux
6 14 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (0.79%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.58%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.50%) Android
10 6 (0.43%) Unix
11 4 (0.29%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.29%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.14%) SUSE
12 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 696 (50.07%) Agile Software Development
2 663 (47.70%) TDD
3 652 (46.91%) MVC
4 589 (42.37%) Web Application Development
5 494 (35.54%) BDD
6 440 (31.65%) Scrum
7 301 (21.65%) Continuous Integration
8 298 (21.44%) Dependency Injection
9 296 (21.29%) Kanban
10 282 (20.29%) Business Intelligence
11 183 (13.17%) MVVM
12 145 (10.43%) ETL
13 135 (9.71%) Performance Tuning
14 123 (8.85%) OO
15 109 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
16 102 (7.34%) High Availability
17 94 (6.76%) Analytics
18 91 (6.55%) Asset Management
18 91 (6.55%) Migration
19 87 (6.26%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 850 (61.15%) C#
2 567 (40.79%) SQL
3 328 (23.60%) T-SQL
4 311 (22.37%) JavaScript
5 240 (17.27%) Ruby
6 99 (7.12%) PowerShell
7 35 (2.52%) Java
8 33 (2.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 25 (1.80%) VB
10 24 (1.73%) Python
11 22 (1.58%) R
12 19 (1.37%) PL/SQL
13 16 (1.15%) VB.NET
13 16 (1.15%) VBA
14 13 (0.94%) F#
15 6 (0.43%) Perl
16 5 (0.36%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.22%) XPath
18 2 (0.14%) Objective-C
18 2 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 105 (7.55%) Degree
2 60 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (3.38%) MCSA
4 26 (1.87%) Security Cleared
5 23 (1.65%) SC Cleared
6 15 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (0.86%) MCP
8 10 (0.72%) MCSE
9 7 (0.50%) MCDBA
9 7 (0.50%) MCITP
9 7 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (0.43%) CCNA
10 6 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.36%) OCP
12 4 (0.29%) CCNP
12 4 (0.29%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.072%) CISSP
13 1 (0.072%) Master's Degree
13 1 (0.072%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.072%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.52%) Data Quality
1 35 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (2.23%) GDPR
3 28 (2.01%) Cyber Essentials
3 28 (2.01%) HIPAA
4 16 (1.15%) QA
5 15 (1.08%) SLA
6 2 (0.14%) PMO
7 1 (0.072%) Solvency II
System Software
1 90 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 68 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (2.45%) Docker
4 33 (2.37%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.65%) DFS Replication
7 7 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.50%) vSphere
8 6 (0.43%) BitLocker
8 6 (0.43%) XenApp
9 4 (0.29%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.14%) Squid
11 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 31 (2.23%) Ansible
1 31 (2.23%) SCOM
2 30 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
2 30 (2.16%) SCCM
3 29 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (2.09%) Puppet
4 26 (1.87%) Failover Clustering
5 23 (1.65%) Kubernetes
6 21 (1.51%) Perfmon
7 15 (1.08%) SQL Sentry
8 13 (0.94%) Kibana
9 11 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
10 10 (0.72%) Nagios
10 10 (0.72%) SCOrch
10 10 (0.72%) SCVMM
11 8 (0.58%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.36%) WSUS
13 2 (0.14%) Data Guard
13 2 (0.14%) Terraform
14 1 (0.072%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 509 (36.62%) Microsoft
2 100 (7.19%) Facebook
3 99 (7.12%) VMware
4 79 (5.68%) Oracle
5 48 (3.45%) RedGate
6 44 (3.17%) Google
7 37 (2.66%) SAP
8 36 (2.59%) YouTube
9 35 (2.52%) Tableau
10 30 (2.16%) Cisco
10 30 (2.16%) Splunk
11 27 (1.94%) SolarWinds
11 27 (1.94%) Veeam
12 24 (1.73%) Apple
12 24 (1.73%) Sony
12 24 (1.73%) Twitter
12 24 (1.73%) Yahoo!
13 23 (1.65%) Sitecore
14 22 (1.58%) Alterian
14 22 (1.58%) HP