Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 271 852
Rank change year-on-year +36 +581 +394
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 2,226 2,179 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.46% 1.29% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.03% 4.26% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,126 1,999 339
England median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -9.57% -14.55%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £65,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -9.57% -14.55%

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 44,281 51,174 52,920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 29.08% 30.19% 29.54%
Number of salaries quoted 36,634 42,546 45,671
England median annual salary £51,050 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +293 1,209 £55,000 +4.76% 112
North of England +1 418 £50,000 +25.00% 77
North West +29 350 £50,000 +25.00% 49
South East -132 264 £45,000 +12.50% 62
East of England -41 137 £47,500 +5.56% 23
Midlands -86 135 £42,500 +3.03% 43
East Midlands -49 84 £42,500 -5.56% 23
South West -87 62 £40,000 - 26
Yorkshire -45 57 £40,000 - 27
West Midlands -47 51 £44,000 +10.00% 20
North East -7 11 £42,500 +30.77% 1
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 2,226 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1,632 (73.32%) C#
3 1,627 (73.09%) .NET
4 1,334 (59.93%) Agile Software Development
5 1,291 (58.00%) ASP.NET
6 1,270 (57.05%) MVC
7 1,259 (56.56%) TDD
8 1,208 (54.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1,147 (51.53%) Web Application Development
10 973 (43.71%) ASP.NET Web API
11 932 (41.87%) BDD
12 907 (40.75%) RESTful
13 790 (35.49%) Scrum
14 776 (34.86%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 717 (32.21%) SQL
16 659 (29.60%) WCF
17 654 (29.38%) Microsoft
18 636 (28.57%) AngularJS
19 625 (28.08%) Dependency Injection
20 576 (25.88%) JavaScript
21 565 (25.38%) Continuous Integration
22 553 (24.84%) Kanban
23 548 (24.62%) Finance
24 539 (24.21%) .NET Framework
24 539 (24.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 516 (23.18%) Microsoft Azure
26 497 (22.33%) Git (software)
27 494 (22.19%) Ruby
28 488 (21.92%) Node.js
29 479 (21.52%) NoSQL

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 67 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
2 42 (1.89%) IIS
3 31 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 30 (1.35%) CMS
5 29 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 28 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
7 27 (1.21%) DNN
7 27 (1.21%) EPiServer
7 27 (1.21%) Immediacy CMS
7 27 (1.21%) Kentico
7 27 (1.21%) Sitefinity
7 27 (1.21%) Umbraco
8 26 (1.17%) Apache
9 20 (0.90%) MS Exchange
10 16 (0.72%) Skype for Business
11 14 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (0.54%) Apache Solr
13 11 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.36%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 69 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.090%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.18%) C-CURE
6 3 (0.13%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.090%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.090%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.045%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.045%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.045%) Sage 500
8 1 (0.045%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 516 (23.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 164 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (1.89%) SaaS
4 27 (1.21%) Google Analytics
5 23 (1.03%) Office 365
6 9 (0.40%) GitHub
6 9 (0.40%) Google Play
6 9 (0.40%) PaaS
7 8 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
8 7 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.22%) npm
10 5 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.18%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.18%) IaaS
11 4 (0.18%) Yammer
12 3 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.13%) Mailgun
Communications & Networking
1 287 (12.89%) Internet
2 61 (2.74%) Hyperconnected
3 58 (2.61%) DNS
4 57 (2.56%) Broadband
5 54 (2.43%) SAN
6 42 (1.89%) Firewall
7 37 (1.66%) DHCP
8 21 (0.94%) VPN
9 20 (0.90%) HTTP
9 20 (0.90%) Skype
9 20 (0.90%) TCP/IP
10 15 (0.67%) LAN
10 15 (0.67%) NAS
10 15 (0.67%) VLAN
10 15 (0.67%) WAN
11 13 (0.58%) iSCSI
11 13 (0.58%) SSH
12 12 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (0.54%) SSL
13 11 (0.49%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,226 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 479 (21.52%) NoSQL
3 357 (16.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 310 (13.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 301 (13.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 297 (13.34%) SQL Server 2014
7 242 (10.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 235 (10.56%) Data Warehouse
9 226 (10.15%) MongoDB
10 200 (8.98%) SQL Server 2008
11 153 (6.87%) RavenDB
12 113 (5.08%) Power BI
13 99 (4.45%) Relational Database
14 65 (2.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 59 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
16 50 (2.25%) RDBMS
17 43 (1.93%) Oracle Database
17 43 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
18 31 (1.39%) OLAP
19 28 (1.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 497 (22.33%) Git (software)
2 120 (5.39%) Visual Studio
3 101 (4.54%) NUnit
4 86 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 77 (3.46%) TeamCity
6 71 (3.19%) MSTest
7 41 (1.84%) JIRA
8 38 (1.71%) Oracle Forms
9 37 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
10 33 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
11 32 (1.44%) Subversion
12 21 (0.94%) Moq
13 13 (0.58%) Eclipse
13 13 (0.58%) Selenium
13 13 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (0.45%) Rhino Mocks
15 9 (0.40%) Toad
16 7 (0.31%) Jenkins
17 6 (0.27%) GitLab
17 6 (0.27%) Xcode
General
1 548 (24.62%) Finance
2 285 (12.80%) Games
3 157 (7.05%) Advertising
4 145 (6.51%) Marketing
5 136 (6.11%) Banking
6 72 (3.23%) Telecoms
7 64 (2.88%) Retail
8 40 (1.80%) Music Industry
9 13 (0.58%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.54%) Back Office
11 11 (0.49%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.36%) Law
13 5 (0.22%) Automotive
14 4 (0.18%) Billing
14 4 (0.18%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.13%) Legal
16 2 (0.090%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.090%) Electronics
16 2 (0.090%) Military
17 1 (0.045%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,787 (80.28%) Developer
2 1,465 (65.81%) .NET Developer
3 679 (30.50%) C# Developer
4 639 (28.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 301 (13.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 296 (13.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 230 (10.33%) WPF Developer
8 220 (9.88%) C# WPF Developer
8 220 (9.88%) DBA
9 195 (8.76%) SQL DBA
10 163 (7.32%) SQL Developer
11 158 (7.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 134 (6.02%) Internet Developer
13 102 (4.58%) SQL Server DBA
14 95 (4.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 95 (4.27%) Senior Developer
15 94 (4.22%) Junior
16 91 (4.09%) Agile .NET Developer
16 91 (4.09%) Agile C# Developer
16 91 (4.09%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,627 (73.09%) .NET
2 1,291 (58.00%) ASP.NET
3 1,208 (54.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 973 (43.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 907 (40.75%) RESTful
6 776 (34.86%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 659 (29.60%) WCF
8 636 (28.57%) AngularJS
9 539 (24.21%) .NET Framework
9 539 (24.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 488 (21.92%) Node.js
11 458 (20.58%) WPF
12 403 (18.10%) KnockoutJS
13 374 (16.80%) Entity Framework
14 294 (13.21%) Code First Entity Framework
15 274 (12.31%) HTML
16 263 (11.81%) CSS
17 261 (11.73%) ASP.NET Core
18 208 (9.34%) HTML5
19 206 (9.25%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 472 (21.20%) Greenfield Project
2 202 (9.07%) Enterprise Software
3 135 (6.06%) Fintech
4 88 (3.95%) Replication
5 85 (3.82%) Tandem
6 73 (3.28%) Clustering
7 70 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
8 67 (3.01%) BBC
8 67 (3.01%) Social Media
9 66 (2.96%) Social Network
10 41 (1.84%) Reinsurance
11 36 (1.62%) Computer Science
11 36 (1.62%) Digital TV
12 32 (1.44%) Data Centre
13 30 (1.35%) CCTV
13 30 (1.35%) User Experience
14 22 (0.99%) Management Information System
15 18 (0.81%) W3C
16 15 (0.67%) Client/Server
16 15 (0.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 318 (14.29%) Windows
2 121 (5.44%) Windows Server
3 52 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (2.25%) Linux
5 37 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (0.81%) Windows 10
7 17 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.54%) Android
9 11 (0.49%) Unix
9 11 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
10 9 (0.40%) CentOS
11 8 (0.36%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.36%) Solaris
11 8 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.31%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (0.22%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.18%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.13%) OpenBSD
15 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,334 (59.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1,270 (57.05%) MVC
3 1,259 (56.56%) TDD
4 1,147 (51.53%) Web Application Development
5 932 (41.87%) BDD
6 790 (35.49%) Scrum
7 625 (28.08%) Dependency Injection
8 565 (25.38%) Continuous Integration
9 553 (24.84%) Kanban
10 333 (14.96%) MVVM
11 301 (13.52%) Business Intelligence
12 235 (10.56%) OO
13 223 (10.02%) Problem-Solving
14 195 (8.76%) Asset Management
15 194 (8.72%) ETL
16 165 (7.41%) High Availability
17 156 (7.01%) Performance Tuning
18 104 (4.67%) Domain-Driven Design
18 104 (4.67%) Multithreading
19 100 (4.49%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1,632 (73.32%) C#
2 717 (32.21%) SQL
3 576 (25.88%) JavaScript
4 494 (22.19%) Ruby
5 446 (20.04%) T-SQL
6 130 (5.84%) PowerShell
7 61 (2.74%) F#
8 52 (2.34%) Java
9 44 (1.98%) PL/SQL
10 38 (1.71%) VB.NET
11 31 (1.39%) Python
12 30 (1.35%) VB
13 23 (1.03%) VBA
14 20 (0.90%) R
15 10 (0.45%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 8 (0.36%) TypeScript
17 7 (0.31%) C
18 6 (0.27%) Objective-C
18 6 (0.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 150 (6.74%) Degree
2 57 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (1.30%) MCSA
4 28 (1.26%) MCSE
5 26 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (1.17%) Sun Certification
6 22 (0.99%) SC Cleared
6 22 (0.99%) Security Cleared
7 15 (0.67%) CCNA
7 15 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.54%) MCITP
9 11 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 9 (0.40%) MCP
11 7 (0.31%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 6 (0.27%) MCDBA
13 3 (0.13%) OCP
13 3 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.13%) RHCA
13 3 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.090%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.26%) Data Quality
2 27 (1.21%) SLA
3 26 (1.17%) GDPR
4 19 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (0.76%) HIPAA
7 13 (0.58%) QA
8 4 (0.18%) HL7
9 3 (0.13%) PMO
10 2 (0.090%) IFRS
10 2 (0.090%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.045%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 89 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 60 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (2.11%) Docker
4 35 (1.57%) XenApp
5 25 (1.12%) vSphere
6 23 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (0.94%) Hyper-V
8 19 (0.85%) XenDesktop
9 15 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.22%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.22%) NFS
11 5 (0.22%) VMFS
12 4 (0.18%) Squid
13 2 (0.090%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.045%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.045%) vCloud
14 1 (0.045%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.045%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 60 (2.70%) Kibana
2 37 (1.66%) Failover Clustering
3 31 (1.39%) Ansible
4 28 (1.26%) Kubernetes
5 27 (1.21%) Puppet
6 25 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (1.03%) SCCM
8 13 (0.58%) Nagios
9 12 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
10 10 (0.45%) SCOM
10 10 (0.45%) WSUS
11 9 (0.40%) Backup Exec
11 9 (0.40%) Terraform
12 8 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 8 (0.36%) Oracle ZFS
13 7 (0.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 7 (0.31%) Control-M
14 6 (0.27%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.27%) Unicenter
15 5 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 654 (29.38%) Microsoft
2 261 (11.73%) Facebook
3 171 (7.68%) Google
4 141 (6.33%) Oracle
5 79 (3.55%) VMware
6 68 (3.05%) Apple
7 67 (3.01%) Sony
7 67 (3.01%) Yahoo!
8 61 (2.74%) Twitter
9 55 (2.47%) SAP
10 54 (2.43%) Tableau
11 47 (2.11%) Cisco
12 46 (2.07%) Citrix
13 28 (1.26%) Sitecore
14 27 (1.21%) Alterian
15 24 (1.08%) Red Hat
15 24 (1.08%) Veeam
16 23 (1.03%) Splunk
17 21 (0.94%) HP
18 17 (0.76%) RedGate