Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 387 257 208
Rank change year-on-year -130 -49 +409
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 868 1,921 2,753
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 1.38% 1.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.85% 4.81% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 774 1,792 2,618
England median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +23.53% -10.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £79,250 £90,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +23.53% -9.57%

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 30,460 39,920 49,925
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.71% 28.58% 30.63%
Number of salaries quoted 25,193 33,107 42,053
England median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £79,700
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,095 £49,000
% change year-on-year +0.78% +6.32% +3.16%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 -130 484 £50,000 -9.09% 34
North of England -106 120 £42,500 -15.00% 35
South East +12 110 £50,000 +6.38% 41
North West -115 72 £42,500 -15.00% 21
East of England +49 60 £40,000 -38.46% 21
Midlands -4 60 £40,000 -5.88% 15
Yorkshire +18 45 £42,500 +6.25% 13
East Midlands +13 42 £37,500 -15.25% 7
South West +35 34 £40,000 - 13
West Midlands +7 18 £40,000 - 7
North East +9 3 £41,250 +3.13% 1
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 868 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 564 (64.98%) .NET
3 549 (63.25%) C#
4 463 (53.34%) ASP.NET
5 451 (51.96%) MVC
6 420 (48.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 405 (46.66%) Agile Software Development
8 395 (45.51%) Microsoft
9 367 (42.28%) SQL
9 367 (42.28%) TDD
10 339 (39.06%) Web Application Development
11 304 (35.02%) RESTful
12 293 (33.76%) BDD
13 290 (33.41%) ASP.NET Web API
14 286 (32.95%) Azure
15 263 (30.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 261 (30.07%) JavaScript
17 250 (28.80%) Scrum
18 243 (28.00%) AngularJS
19 217 (25.00%) WCF
20 206 (23.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 205 (23.62%) SQL Server 2012
22 203 (23.39%) T-SQL
23 200 (23.04%) .NET Framework
24 182 (20.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 181 (20.85%) Finance
26 179 (20.62%) Windows
27 174 (20.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
28 170 (19.59%) Greenfield Project
29 165 (19.01%) 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 51 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 45 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
3 32 (3.69%) IIS
4 22 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.07%) Umbraco
6 17 (1.96%) CMS
6 17 (1.96%) EPiServer
7 16 (1.84%) DNN
7 16 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (1.84%) Immediacy CMS
7 16 (1.84%) Kentico
7 16 (1.84%) Sitecore CMS
7 16 (1.84%) Sitefinity
8 6 (0.69%) Apache
9 5 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.46%) nginx
11 2 (0.23%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 39 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (2.76%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.23%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 286 (32.95%) Azure
2 103 (11.87%) AWS
3 74 (8.53%) Office 365
4 73 (8.41%) Power Platform
5 24 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (0.81%) SaaS
8 5 (0.58%) GCP
8 5 (0.58%) IaaS
9 4 (0.46%) Data Lake Analytics
9 4 (0.46%) PaaS
10 3 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.35%) WhatsApp
11 2 (0.23%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.23%) GitHub
12 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 100 (11.52%) Internet
2 31 (3.57%) DNS
3 30 (3.46%) DHCP
4 22 (2.53%) Firewall
5 20 (2.30%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.73%) Broadband
6 15 (1.73%) VLAN
7 13 (1.50%) LAN
7 13 (1.50%) SAN
7 13 (1.50%) VoIP
8 9 (1.04%) VPN
9 8 (0.92%) Hyperconnected
10 7 (0.81%) NAS
10 7 (0.81%) NetScaler
11 5 (0.58%) Network Security
12 4 (0.46%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.23%) Intranet
14 1 (0.12%) DSL
14 1 (0.12%) Extranet
14 1 (0.12%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 868 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 206 (23.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 205 (23.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 182 (20.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 149 (17.17%) NoSQL
6 141 (16.24%) SQL Server 2014
7 139 (16.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 97 (11.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 76 (8.76%) MongoDB
10 73 (8.41%) Power BI
11 57 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
12 50 (5.76%) Relational Database
12 50 (5.76%) SQL Server 2017
13 36 (4.15%) RavenDB
14 33 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
15 28 (3.23%) RDBMS
16 27 (3.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 25 (2.88%) MySQL
17 25 (2.88%) Oracle Database
18 23 (2.65%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 165 (19.01%) Git (software)
2 50 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (3.23%) Selenium
4 25 (2.88%) Visual Studio
5 24 (2.76%) SoapUI
6 22 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
7 18 (2.07%) Oracle Forms
8 14 (1.61%) TeamCity
9 13 (1.50%) NUnit
10 8 (0.92%) Moq
11 7 (0.81%) MSTest
11 7 (0.81%) Rhino Mocks
12 6 (0.69%) JIRA
13 5 (0.58%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.58%) NSubstitute
13 5 (0.58%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 4 (0.46%) tSQLt
15 3 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
15 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 181 (20.85%) Finance
2 113 (13.02%) Games
3 60 (6.91%) Banking
4 48 (5.53%) Retail
5 29 (3.34%) Advertising
6 28 (3.23%) Marketing
7 20 (2.30%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.61%) Legal
9 13 (1.50%) Music Industry
10 12 (1.38%) Back Office
11 8 (0.92%) Law
12 7 (0.81%) Front Office
13 6 (0.69%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.58%) Military
15 4 (0.46%) Billing
16 3 (0.35%) Public Sector
17 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.23%) Publishing
18 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
18 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 625 (72.00%) Developer
2 454 (52.30%) .NET Developer
3 211 (24.31%) C# Developer
4 203 (23.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 132 (15.21%) DBA
6 103 (11.87%) ASP.NET Developer
6 103 (11.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 99 (11.41%) SQL DBA
8 83 (9.56%) Administrator
9 78 (8.99%) SQL Developer
10 63 (7.26%) Junior
10 63 (7.26%) Junior Developer
11 62 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 60 (6.91%) Junior .NET Developer
13 45 (5.18%) Senior Developer
14 41 (4.72%) Games Developer
15 32 (3.69%) Graduate
15 32 (3.69%) Graduate .NET Developer
15 32 (3.69%) Graduate Developer
16 31 (3.57%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 564 (64.98%) .NET
2 463 (53.34%) ASP.NET
3 420 (48.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 304 (35.02%) RESTful
5 290 (33.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 263 (30.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 243 (28.00%) AngularJS
8 217 (25.00%) WCF
9 200 (23.04%) .NET Framework
10 174 (20.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 158 (18.20%) Entity Framework
12 156 (17.97%) Node.js
13 127 (14.63%) CSS
14 125 (14.40%) Code First Entity Framework
15 115 (13.25%) KnockoutJS
16 105 (12.10%) HTML
17 94 (10.83%) WPF
18 88 (10.14%) ASP.NET Core
19 85 (9.79%) Web Services
20 74 (8.53%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 170 (19.59%) Greenfield Project
2 59 (6.80%) Enterprise Software
3 45 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (3.34%) Data Centre
5 25 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 25 (2.88%) Replication
6 20 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (1.96%) Clustering
8 16 (1.84%) Tandem
9 14 (1.61%) BBC
10 10 (1.15%) Hedge funds
10 10 (1.15%) Social Media
11 9 (1.04%) EMC VNX
12 7 (0.81%) CMDB
12 7 (0.81%) Private Cloud
12 7 (0.81%) Reinsurance
13 5 (0.58%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.46%) FMCG
15 3 (0.35%) Derivative
15 3 (0.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 179 (20.62%) Windows
2 83 (9.56%) Windows Server
3 58 (6.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (4.84%) Linux
5 26 (3.00%) Windows 10
6 15 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.69%) Android
9 5 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.46%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.35%) CentOS
11 3 (0.35%) Solaris
12 2 (0.23%) Fedora
12 2 (0.23%) Unix
13 1 (0.12%) AIX
13 1 (0.12%) HPUX
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (51.96%) MVC
2 405 (46.66%) Agile Software Development
3 367 (42.28%) TDD
4 339 (39.06%) Web Application Development
5 293 (33.76%) BDD
6 250 (28.80%) Scrum
7 165 (19.01%) Kanban
8 155 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
9 153 (17.63%) Continuous Integration
10 136 (15.67%) Dependency Injection
11 83 (9.56%) Performance Tuning
12 82 (9.45%) MVVM
13 79 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
14 78 (8.99%) OO
15 64 (7.37%) DevOps
16 53 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
17 51 (5.88%) ETL
17 51 (5.88%) High Availability
18 49 (5.65%) ITIL
18 49 (5.65%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 549 (63.25%) C#
2 367 (42.28%) SQL
3 261 (30.07%) JavaScript
4 203 (23.39%) T-SQL
5 150 (17.28%) Ruby
6 59 (6.80%) PowerShell
7 31 (3.57%) TypeScript
8 24 (2.76%) X++
9 18 (2.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 18 (2.07%) Python
9 18 (2.07%) VB.NET
10 14 (1.61%) VBA
11 13 (1.50%) VBScript
12 11 (1.27%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.15%) R
14 6 (0.69%) ES6
14 6 (0.69%) F#
14 6 (0.69%) Java
15 5 (0.58%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 85 (9.79%) Degree
2 36 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (2.76%) MCSA
4 22 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (1.84%) Oracle Certification
7 12 (1.38%) Security Cleared
8 10 (1.15%) MCSE
8 10 (1.15%) SC Cleared
9 8 (0.92%) MCP
10 4 (0.46%) OCP
10 4 (0.46%) VCP5
11 3 (0.35%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.35%) MCITP
12 2 (0.23%) MCDBA
13 1 (0.12%) CCNA
13 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.12%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.57%) SLA
2 18 (2.07%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.15%) QA
4 6 (0.69%) GDPR
5 3 (0.35%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.23%) EMIR
6 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.23%) MiFID
6 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) HL7
7 1 (0.12%) IFRS
7 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 85 (9.79%) Active Directory
2 59 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (4.26%) vSphere
3 37 (4.26%) XenApp
4 27 (3.11%) XenDesktop
5 26 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (2.30%) Hyper-V
7 16 (1.84%) Terminal Server
8 8 (0.92%) Docker
8 8 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.23%) Postfix
10 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 22 (2.53%) SCOM
2 20 (2.30%) SCCM
3 18 (2.07%) Backup Exec
4 9 (1.04%) Avamar
5 8 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (0.81%) Perfmon
7 6 (0.69%) Ansible
7 6 (0.69%) Foglight
7 6 (0.69%) Kibana
7 6 (0.69%) LiteSpeed
7 6 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.69%) Puppet
8 5 (0.58%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.58%) Terraform
9 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.23%) RSA Archer
10 2 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 395 (45.51%) Microsoft
2 92 (10.60%) VMware
3 60 (6.91%) Oracle
4 49 (5.65%) Citrix
5 38 (4.38%) Facebook
6 37 (4.26%) HP
7 24 (2.76%) SAP
8 21 (2.42%) YouTube
9 20 (2.30%) Cisco
10 19 (2.19%) Tableau
11 18 (2.07%) Sitecore
12 17 (1.96%) Veeam
13 16 (1.84%) Alterian
13 16 (1.84%) AppDynamics
13 16 (1.84%) Google
14 14 (1.61%) EMC
15 13 (1.50%) Mitel
16 11 (1.27%) Asigra
16 11 (1.27%) NetApp
17 10 (1.15%) Apple