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

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 353 228 260
Rank change year-on-year -125 +32 +582
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 1,104 2,325 2,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 1.53% 1.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.25% 5.25% 4.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,047 2,208 2,118
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.65% -10.53%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £81,625 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +17.65% -10.53%

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 34,011 44,303 51,183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.84% 29.09% 30.19%
Number of salaries quoted 28,359 36,656 42,554
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £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 November 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 November 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 -74 694 £55,000 - 56
South East -73 128 £47,500 +5.56% 60
North of England -141 118 £40,250 -19.50% 70
Midlands -13 73 £40,000 -5.88% 33
North West -157 67 £42,000 -16.00% 45
East of England -34 61 £45,000 -10.00% 32
Yorkshire -6 48 £40,000 - 21
East Midlands -19 48 £37,500 -11.76% 16
South West -22 31 £42,500 +6.25% 23
West Midlands +1 25 £40,000 -10.11% 17
North East +12 3 £41,250 -2.94% 4
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 1,104 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 727 (65.85%) .NET
3 696 (63.04%) C#
4 599 (54.26%) ASP.NET
5 572 (51.81%) MVC
6 554 (50.18%) Agile Software Development
7 540 (48.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 503 (45.56%) TDD
9 484 (43.84%) Web Application Development
10 449 (40.67%) SQL
11 437 (39.58%) Microsoft
12 410 (37.14%) RESTful
13 407 (36.87%) BDD
14 399 (36.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 361 (32.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 327 (29.62%) Scrum
17 296 (26.81%) JavaScript
18 293 (26.54%) Azure
19 289 (26.18%) AngularJS
20 282 (25.54%) WCF
21 281 (25.45%) T-SQL
22 271 (24.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 266 (24.09%) Business Intelligence
24 265 (24.00%) .NET Framework
25 256 (23.19%) Finance
26 254 (23.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 253 (22.92%) SQL Server 2012
28 245 (22.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
28 245 (22.19%) Greenfield Project
29 236 (21.38%) Git (software)

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 41 (3.71%) SharePoint
2 34 (3.08%) IIS
2 34 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 30 (2.72%) Umbraco
4 28 (2.54%) CMS
5 27 (2.45%) EPiServer
6 26 (2.36%) DNN
6 26 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (2.36%) Immediacy CMS
6 26 (2.36%) Kentico
6 26 (2.36%) Sitecore CMS
6 26 (2.36%) Sitefinity
7 15 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.18%) Apache
10 7 (0.63%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.54%) nginx
11 6 (0.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 67 (6.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (1.99%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.45%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.27%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (0.27%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.27%) Q-Pulse
4 3 (0.27%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.091%) Endur
5 1 (0.091%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 293 (26.54%) Azure
2 121 (10.96%) Power Platform
3 104 (9.42%) AWS
4 44 (3.99%) Office 365
5 21 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (1.63%) SaaS
7 16 (1.45%) Data Lake Analytics
8 10 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
8 10 (0.91%) IaaS
9 8 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.63%) PaaS
10 7 (0.63%) WhatsApp
11 6 (0.54%) Azure Machine Learning
11 6 (0.54%) GCP
12 5 (0.45%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.18%) GitHub
15 1 (0.091%) Trello
15 1 (0.091%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 105 (9.51%) Internet
2 30 (2.72%) DNS
3 27 (2.45%) SAN
4 26 (2.36%) Broadband
4 26 (2.36%) DHCP
5 25 (2.26%) Firewall
6 16 (1.45%) VPN
7 14 (1.27%) NAS
8 12 (1.09%) TCP/IP
9 9 (0.82%) Network Security
10 8 (0.72%) Hyperconnected
11 7 (0.63%) DSL
11 7 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.54%) iSCSI
12 6 (0.54%) Skype
13 5 (0.45%) LAN
13 5 (0.45%) NetScaler
14 4 (0.36%) VoIP
14 4 (0.36%) WAN
15 3 (0.27%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,104 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 271 (24.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 254 (23.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 253 (22.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 216 (19.57%) NoSQL
6 181 (16.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 170 (15.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 145 (13.13%) Data Warehouse
9 144 (13.04%) SQL Server 2014
10 121 (10.96%) Power BI
11 79 (7.16%) MongoDB
12 59 (5.34%) OLAP
13 58 (5.25%) SQL Server 2017
14 48 (4.35%) RavenDB
15 39 (3.53%) MySQL
16 37 (3.35%) Relational Database
17 33 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
18 31 (2.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 31 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
19 27 (2.45%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 236 (21.38%) Git (software)
2 51 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (3.08%) JIRA
4 31 (2.81%) Visual Studio
5 30 (2.72%) Oracle Forms
6 25 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
7 21 (1.90%) TeamCity
8 20 (1.81%) Selenium
8 20 (1.81%) SoapUI
9 8 (0.72%) Bitbucket
9 8 (0.72%) Jenkins
9 8 (0.72%) Moq
10 7 (0.63%) NUnit
11 6 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.54%) Subversion
12 4 (0.36%) LINQPad
13 3 (0.27%) MSTest
13 3 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 2 (0.18%) ERwin
14 2 (0.18%) Fiddler
General
1 256 (23.19%) Finance
2 149 (13.50%) Games
3 91 (8.24%) Banking
4 65 (5.89%) Retail
5 42 (3.80%) Advertising
6 35 (3.17%) Marketing
7 28 (2.54%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.27%) Music Industry
9 13 (1.18%) Public Sector
10 12 (1.09%) Back Office
11 11 (1.00%) Legal
12 10 (0.91%) Law
13 9 (0.82%) Front Office
14 7 (0.63%) Billing
15 5 (0.45%) Military
16 4 (0.36%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.27%) Investment Banking
18 2 (0.18%) Electronics
18 2 (0.18%) Housing Association
19 1 (0.091%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 844 (76.45%) Developer
2 592 (53.62%) .NET Developer
3 294 (26.63%) C# Developer
4 287 (26.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 161 (14.58%) DBA
6 159 (14.40%) ASP.NET Developer
6 159 (14.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 129 (11.68%) SQL Developer
8 123 (11.14%) SQL DBA
9 92 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 88 (7.97%) Administrator
11 73 (6.61%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 68 (6.16%) Junior
12 68 (6.16%) Junior Developer
13 58 (5.25%) Junior .NET Developer
14 53 (4.80%) Games Developer
15 52 (4.71%) C# WPF Developer
15 52 (4.71%) WPF Developer
16 50 (4.53%) SQL BI Developer
17 41 (3.71%) Internet Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 727 (65.85%) .NET
2 599 (54.26%) ASP.NET
3 540 (48.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 410 (37.14%) RESTful
5 399 (36.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 361 (32.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 289 (26.18%) AngularJS
8 282 (25.54%) WCF
9 265 (24.00%) .NET Framework
10 245 (22.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 215 (19.47%) Entity Framework
12 201 (18.21%) Node.js
13 185 (16.76%) Code First Entity Framework
14 179 (16.21%) KnockoutJS
15 142 (12.86%) WPF
16 137 (12.41%) CSS
17 135 (12.23%) ASP.NET Core
18 122 (11.05%) HTML
19 80 (7.25%) WinForms
20 75 (6.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 245 (22.19%) Greenfield Project
2 92 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 45 (4.08%) Replication
4 39 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 28 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.36%) Tandem
8 21 (1.90%) Clustering
9 12 (1.09%) BBC
10 11 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (0.91%) Social Media
12 9 (0.82%) Reinsurance
13 6 (0.54%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.36%) iPad
15 3 (0.27%) Credit Risk
15 3 (0.27%) e-Learning
15 3 (0.27%) Hedge funds
15 3 (0.27%) iPhone
15 3 (0.27%) LIMS
15 3 (0.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 191 (17.30%) Windows
2 79 (7.16%) Windows Server
3 48 (4.35%) Linux
4 43 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (1.18%) Windows 10
8 12 (1.09%) Android
9 8 (0.72%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.54%) CentOS
11 6 (0.54%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.36%) Fedora
13 2 (0.18%) SUSE
13 2 (0.18%) Unix
14 1 (0.091%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 572 (51.81%) MVC
2 554 (50.18%) Agile Software Development
3 503 (45.56%) TDD
4 484 (43.84%) Web Application Development
5 407 (36.87%) BDD
6 327 (29.62%) Scrum
7 266 (24.09%) Business Intelligence
8 221 (20.02%) Kanban
9 213 (19.29%) Continuous Integration
10 210 (19.02%) Dependency Injection
11 127 (11.50%) MVVM
12 107 (9.69%) ETL
13 103 (9.33%) Performance Tuning
14 82 (7.43%) OO
15 80 (7.25%) DevOps
16 65 (5.89%) Disaster Recovery
16 65 (5.89%) High Availability
17 63 (5.71%) SDLC
18 55 (4.98%) ITIL
19 54 (4.89%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 696 (63.04%) C#
2 449 (40.67%) SQL
3 296 (26.81%) JavaScript
4 281 (25.45%) T-SQL
5 213 (19.29%) Ruby
6 69 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 39 (3.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 32 (2.90%) Python
9 30 (2.72%) VBA
10 25 (2.26%) VB
11 19 (1.72%) X++
12 18 (1.63%) Java
13 17 (1.54%) VB.NET
14 16 (1.45%) R
15 13 (1.18%) F#
16 9 (0.82%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.63%) Groovy
18 6 (0.54%) TypeScript
19 5 (0.45%) ES6
20 3 (0.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 87 (7.88%) Degree
2 36 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 36 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (1.90%) MCSA
4 11 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (0.91%) MCSE
6 9 (0.82%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
7 7 (0.63%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.45%) VCP5
9 4 (0.36%) CCNA
9 4 (0.36%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.36%) MCP
10 3 (0.27%) MCITP
10 3 (0.27%) OCP
11 2 (0.18%) CCNP
12 1 (0.091%) CCDP
12 1 (0.091%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.091%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.08%) SLA
2 29 (2.63%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.54%) GDPR
3 6 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.54%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.27%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.091%) HL7
5 1 (0.091%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.091%) QA
5 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (4.53%) Active Directory
2 38 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (1.27%) vSphere
4 11 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.63%) XenApp
5 7 (0.63%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.54%) Docker
7 4 (0.36%) Postfix
7 4 (0.36%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.27%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.091%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.091%) LXC
10 1 (0.091%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.091%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (1.72%) SCOM
1 19 (1.72%) SQL Sentry
2 16 (1.45%) SCCM
3 15 (1.36%) Foglight
3 15 (1.36%) LiteSpeed
4 14 (1.27%) Ansible
5 13 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
5 13 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.18%) Puppet
6 12 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
6 12 (1.09%) Kibana
7 6 (0.54%) Perfmon
8 5 (0.45%) WSUS
9 4 (0.36%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.091%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.091%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 437 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 59 (5.34%) Oracle
3 55 (4.98%) VMware
4 49 (4.44%) Facebook
5 43 (3.89%) Tableau
6 38 (3.44%) SAP
7 32 (2.90%) YouTube
8 30 (2.72%) Sitecore
9 26 (2.36%) Alterian
10 22 (1.99%) Citrix
11 20 (1.81%) Cisco
12 17 (1.54%) Google
13 13 (1.18%) HP
14 11 (1.00%) Red Hat
15 10 (0.91%) Apple
15 10 (0.91%) RedGate
15 10 (0.91%) Sony
15 10 (0.91%) Xamarin
15 10 (0.91%) Yahoo!
16 9 (0.82%) EMC