Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 294 977
Rank change year-on-year +62 +683 +290
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 2,353 1,959 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.51% 1.18% 0.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.07% 3.86% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,260 1,789 226
England median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -21.74%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £65,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -21.74%

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 46,406 50,693 54,548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 29.71% 30.43% 29.81%
Number of salaries quoted 37,990 42,185 47,074
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,250
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +266 1,138 £55,000 - 105
North of England +31 423 £42,500 +6.25% 70
South East -54 361 £44,000 +10.00% 64
North West +40 346 £46,250 +15.63% 43
Midlands -54 175 £42,500 - 38
East of England +3 167 £47,500 +5.56% 26
East Midlands -42 90 £42,500 -10.53% 22
South West -36 89 £40,000 - 26
West Midlands -28 85 £42,500 +2.41% 16
Yorkshire -45 60 £40,000 -5.88% 21
North East -6 17 £42,500 +13.33% 6
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2,353 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1,739 (73.91%) .NET
3 1,737 (73.82%) C#
4 1,478 (62.81%) Agile Software Development
5 1,391 (59.12%) ASP.NET
6 1,377 (58.52%) MVC
7 1,352 (57.46%) TDD
8 1,316 (55.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1,245 (52.91%) Web Application Development
10 1,024 (43.52%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1,008 (42.84%) BDD
12 976 (41.48%) RESTful
13 937 (39.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 786 (33.40%) Scrum
15 758 (32.21%) WCF
16 717 (30.47%) SQL
17 675 (28.69%) Microsoft
18 664 (28.22%) AngularJS
19 636 (27.03%) Dependency Injection
20 591 (25.12%) .NET Framework
21 565 (24.01%) Ruby
21 565 (24.01%) Node.js
22 560 (23.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 553 (23.50%) Git (software)
24 543 (23.08%) Kanban
25 542 (23.03%) Continuous Integration
26 536 (22.78%) NoSQL
27 533 (22.65%) Microsoft Azure
28 523 (22.23%) JavaScript
28 523 (22.23%) Finance

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 80 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (1.74%) IIS
3 29 (1.23%) SharePoint
4 22 (0.93%) CMS
5 20 (0.85%) DNN
5 20 (0.85%) EPiServer
5 20 (0.85%) Immediacy CMS
5 20 (0.85%) Kentico
5 20 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
5 20 (0.85%) Sitefinity
5 20 (0.85%) Umbraco
6 17 (0.72%) MS Exchange
7 15 (0.64%) Skype for Business
8 14 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (0.38%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.30%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.30%) Confluence
11 5 (0.21%) Apache
Applications
1 61 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.042%) FreeHand
5 1 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.17%) C-CURE
5 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.13%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.085%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.085%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.085%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.042%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.042%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.042%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.042%) Sage 500
8 1 (0.042%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 533 (22.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 171 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.10%) Office 365
4 24 (1.02%) Google Analytics
5 22 (0.93%) Google Play
6 19 (0.81%) PaaS
7 17 (0.72%) SaaS
8 8 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
8 8 (0.34%) GitHub
9 7 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.30%) IaaS
10 4 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.13%) Mailgun
12 2 (0.085%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.085%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 268 (11.39%) Internet
2 62 (2.63%) Hyperconnected
3 54 (2.29%) Broadband
4 37 (1.57%) SAN
5 32 (1.36%) Firewall
6 31 (1.32%) DNS
7 26 (1.10%) DHCP
8 17 (0.72%) Skype
9 16 (0.68%) TCP/IP
9 16 (0.68%) VPN
10 10 (0.42%) NAS
10 10 (0.42%) ZigBee
11 9 (0.38%) FTP
11 9 (0.38%) LAN
11 9 (0.38%) WAN
11 9 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.34%) HTTP
12 8 (0.34%) SMTP
12 8 (0.34%) SSH
13 5 (0.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,353 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 536 (22.78%) NoSQL
3 398 (16.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 346 (14.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 324 (13.77%) SQL Server 2014
6 317 (13.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 270 (11.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 262 (11.13%) Data Warehouse
9 250 (10.62%) MongoDB
10 204 (8.67%) SQL Server 2008
11 164 (6.97%) RavenDB
12 113 (4.80%) Power BI
13 97 (4.12%) Relational Database
14 77 (3.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 54 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
16 53 (2.25%) Oracle Database
17 39 (1.66%) RDBMS
18 32 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
19 30 (1.27%) MySQL
20 28 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 553 (23.50%) Git (software)
2 120 (5.10%) NUnit
3 110 (4.67%) Visual Studio
4 90 (3.82%) TeamCity
5 81 (3.44%) MSTest
6 80 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 46 (1.95%) Moq
8 42 (1.78%) JIRA
8 42 (1.78%) Rhino Mocks
9 40 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
10 34 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
11 30 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
12 20 (0.85%) Subversion
13 17 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 11 (0.47%) Eclipse
15 9 (0.38%) Toad
16 8 (0.34%) Jasmine
16 8 (0.34%) Selenium
17 6 (0.25%) Bitbucket
18 5 (0.21%) Jenkins
General
1 523 (22.23%) Finance
2 294 (12.49%) Games
3 186 (7.90%) Advertising
3 186 (7.90%) Marketing
4 123 (5.23%) Banking
5 68 (2.89%) Telecoms
6 65 (2.76%) Retail
7 50 (2.12%) Music Industry
8 15 (0.64%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.51%) Back Office
10 9 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.21%) Law
12 4 (0.17%) Electronics
13 3 (0.13%) Automotive
13 3 (0.13%) Legal
14 2 (0.085%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.085%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.042%) Military
15 1 (0.042%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,909 (81.13%) Developer
2 1,581 (67.19%) .NET Developer
3 725 (30.81%) C# Developer
4 676 (28.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 339 (14.41%) ASP.NET Developer
6 336 (14.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 236 (10.03%) DBA
8 217 (9.22%) WPF Developer
9 213 (9.05%) C# WPF Developer
10 207 (8.80%) SQL DBA
11 205 (8.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 188 (7.99%) SQL Developer
13 132 (5.61%) Internet Developer
14 113 (4.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 100 (4.25%) Agile .NET Developer
15 100 (4.25%) Agile C# Developer
15 100 (4.25%) Agile Developer
15 100 (4.25%) Junior
15 100 (4.25%) SQL Server Developer
16 96 (4.08%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,739 (73.91%) .NET
2 1,391 (59.12%) ASP.NET
3 1,316 (55.93%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1,024 (43.52%) ASP.NET Web API
5 976 (41.48%) RESTful
6 937 (39.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 758 (32.21%) WCF
8 664 (28.22%) AngularJS
9 591 (25.12%) .NET Framework
10 565 (24.01%) Node.js
11 560 (23.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 489 (20.78%) WPF
13 448 (19.04%) KnockoutJS
14 420 (17.85%) Entity Framework
15 336 (14.28%) Code First Entity Framework
16 293 (12.45%) HTML
17 284 (12.07%) CSS
18 226 (9.60%) HTML5
19 224 (9.52%) ASP.NET Core
20 195 (8.29%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 477 (20.27%) Greenfield Project
2 211 (8.97%) Enterprise Software
3 146 (6.20%) Fintech
4 92 (3.91%) Replication
5 81 (3.44%) Tandem
6 71 (3.02%) Social Network
7 70 (2.97%) Clustering
8 69 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
9 60 (2.55%) BBC
9 60 (2.55%) Social Media
10 42 (1.78%) Computer Science
11 39 (1.66%) Digital TV
12 30 (1.27%) Reinsurance
12 30 (1.27%) User Experience
13 22 (0.93%) iPhone
13 22 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 20 (0.85%) CCTV
14 20 (0.85%) Client/Server
14 20 (0.85%) Management Information System
14 20 (0.85%) Music Streaming
Operating Systems
1 345 (14.66%) Windows
2 113 (4.80%) Windows Server
3 50 (2.12%) Linux
4 33 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (1.06%) Android
5 25 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (0.68%) Unix
7 16 (0.68%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
10 8 (0.34%) Solaris
11 7 (0.30%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.30%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.25%) VMS
13 4 (0.17%) CentOS
13 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.13%) OpenBSD
14 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.085%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,478 (62.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1,377 (58.52%) MVC
3 1,352 (57.46%) TDD
4 1,245 (52.91%) Web Application Development
5 1,008 (42.84%) BDD
6 786 (33.40%) Scrum
7 636 (27.03%) Dependency Injection
8 543 (23.08%) Kanban
9 542 (23.03%) Continuous Integration
10 326 (13.85%) Business Intelligence
11 314 (13.34%) MVVM
12 268 (11.39%) OO
13 200 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
14 182 (7.73%) Asset Management
14 182 (7.73%) ETL
15 157 (6.67%) High Availability
16 143 (6.08%) Performance Tuning
17 125 (5.31%) Domain-Driven Design
18 122 (5.18%) Multithreading
19 99 (4.21%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,737 (73.82%) C#
2 717 (30.47%) SQL
3 565 (24.01%) Ruby
4 523 (22.23%) JavaScript
5 483 (20.53%) T-SQL
6 119 (5.06%) PowerShell
7 74 (3.14%) F#
8 57 (2.42%) VB.NET
9 41 (1.74%) PL/SQL
10 34 (1.44%) VB
11 29 (1.23%) Java
12 28 (1.19%) Python
13 21 (0.89%) VBA
14 11 (0.47%) TypeScript
15 10 (0.42%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 10 (0.42%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.38%) C
17 8 (0.34%) R
18 6 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 143 (6.08%) Degree
2 61 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (1.06%) MCSE
4 23 (0.98%) MCSA
5 19 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 18 (0.76%) MCITP
7 16 (0.68%) Sun Certification
8 15 (0.64%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 13 (0.55%) Security Cleared
10 11 (0.47%) CCNA
10 11 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.47%) SC Cleared
11 8 (0.34%) MCP
12 4 (0.17%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.13%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.13%) ISEB
13 3 (0.13%) MCTS
13 3 (0.13%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.02%) SLA
2 16 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.55%) QA
4 12 (0.51%) GDPR
5 2 (0.085%) GCP
5 2 (0.085%) HL7
5 2 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.042%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.042%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.042%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.042%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 57 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (2.08%) Docker
4 32 (1.36%) XenApp
5 28 (1.19%) vSphere
6 22 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (0.85%) XenDesktop
8 15 (0.64%) Hyper-V
9 11 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.085%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.042%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.042%) vCloud
13 1 (0.042%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 73 (3.10%) Kibana
2 28 (1.19%) Kubernetes
3 27 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
4 17 (0.72%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 17 (0.72%) WSUS
5 16 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
5 16 (0.68%) SCCM
6 11 (0.47%) SCOM
7 10 (0.42%) Ansible
7 10 (0.42%) Control-M
8 8 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 8 (0.34%) Oracle ZFS
8 8 (0.34%) Puppet
9 7 (0.30%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.30%) SQL Sentry
10 6 (0.25%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.25%) Unicenter
11 5 (0.21%) Terraform
12 4 (0.17%) Foglight
Vendors
1 675 (28.69%) Microsoft
2 260 (11.05%) Facebook
3 177 (7.52%) Google
4 127 (5.40%) Oracle
5 78 (3.31%) VMware
6 61 (2.59%) Apple
7 60 (2.55%) Sony
7 60 (2.55%) Yahoo!
8 59 (2.51%) Tableau
9 56 (2.38%) Twitter
10 51 (2.17%) SAP
11 42 (1.78%) Citrix
12 32 (1.36%) Cisco
13 20 (0.85%) Alterian
13 20 (0.85%) Sitecore
14 19 (0.81%) Red Hat
14 19 (0.81%) Veeam
14 19 (0.81%) Xamarin
15 18 (0.76%) RedGate
16 13 (0.55%) BMC