Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 258 232 765
Rank change year-on-year -26 +533 +424
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 1,890 2,503 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.34% 1.54% 0.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.71% 5.06% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,770 2,327 392
England median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% -10.53% -11.63%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £63,750 £71,250
UK median annual salary £51,500 £42,500 £47,250
% change year-on-year +21.18% -10.05% -12.09%

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 40,135 49,496 49,989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 28.56% 30.52% 29.77%
Number of salaries quoted 33,212 41,371 43,121
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% +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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +267 1,149 £55,000 +4.76% 90
North of England -19 384 £50,000 +25.00% 75
North West +32 330 £50,000 +17.65% 40
South East -234 154 £45,500 +7.06% 59
Midlands -113 85 £44,000 +10.00% 29
East of England -114 85 £55,000 +29.41% 22
East Midlands -75 52 £44,250 +11.32% 18
Yorkshire -65 48 £37,500 -6.25% 31
West Midlands -42 33 £44,000 +10.00% 11
South West -133 30 £41,000 +2.50% 30
North East -32 6 £40,000 +23.08% 4
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 1,890 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1,348 (71.32%) C#
3 1,335 (70.63%) .NET
4 1,104 (58.41%) Agile Software Development
5 1,055 (55.82%) TDD
6 1,042 (55.13%) ASP.NET
7 1,031 (54.55%) MVC
8 983 (52.01%) ASP.NET MVC
9 932 (49.31%) Web Application Development
10 802 (42.43%) ASP.NET Web API
11 775 (41.01%) BDD
12 740 (39.15%) RESTful
13 688 (36.40%) Scrum
14 649 (34.34%) SQL
15 587 (31.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 575 (30.42%) Microsoft
17 537 (28.41%) WCF
18 519 (27.46%) Dependency Injection
19 501 (26.51%) AngularJS
20 494 (26.14%) Continuous Integration
21 488 (25.82%) Kanban
22 487 (25.77%) JavaScript
23 484 (25.61%) Finance
24 482 (25.50%) Microsoft Azure
25 439 (23.23%) .NET Framework
26 429 (22.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 409 (21.64%) Greenfield Project
28 407 (21.53%) Git (software)
29 391 (20.69%) Ruby
30 382 (20.21%) 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 49 (2.59%) Tomcat
2 46 (2.43%) Apache
3 45 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
4 35 (1.85%) IIS
5 30 (1.59%) SharePoint
6 27 (1.43%) CMS
6 27 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
7 26 (1.38%) DNN
7 26 (1.38%) EPiServer
7 26 (1.38%) Immediacy CMS
7 26 (1.38%) Kentico
7 26 (1.38%) Sitefinity
7 26 (1.38%) Umbraco
8 22 (1.16%) Apache Solr
9 14 (0.74%) MS Exchange
10 11 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.48%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 63 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.053%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.21%) C-CURE
5 3 (0.16%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.053%) Sage 500
Cloud Services
1 482 (25.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (3.23%) SaaS
4 27 (1.43%) Office 365
5 12 (0.63%) Data Lake Analytics
5 12 (0.63%) Google Analytics
6 11 (0.58%) Azure Machine Learning
7 9 (0.48%) GitHub
8 7 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.32%) npm
10 5 (0.26%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.26%) PaaS
10 5 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.21%) Yammer
12 2 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.11%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 2 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.053%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 258 (13.65%) Internet
2 70 (3.70%) DNS
3 59 (3.12%) SAN
4 53 (2.80%) Broadband
4 53 (2.80%) Hyperconnected
5 34 (1.80%) Firewall
6 32 (1.69%) DHCP
7 31 (1.64%) HTTP
8 26 (1.38%) TCP/IP
9 22 (1.16%) iSCSI
9 22 (1.16%) NAS
9 22 (1.16%) SSL
9 22 (1.16%) VPN
10 18 (0.95%) LAN
10 18 (0.95%) WAN
11 17 (0.90%) VLAN
12 14 (0.74%) SSH
13 12 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (0.63%) VoIP
14 9 (0.48%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,890 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 382 (20.21%) NoSQL
3 330 (17.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 298 (15.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 249 (13.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 236 (12.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 217 (11.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 207 (10.95%) Data Warehouse
9 174 (9.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 169 (8.94%) MongoDB
11 121 (6.40%) RavenDB
12 115 (6.08%) Power BI
13 89 (4.71%) Relational Database
14 62 (3.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 61 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
16 55 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
17 39 (2.06%) RDBMS
18 35 (1.85%) OLAP
19 34 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
20 29 (1.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 407 (21.53%) Git (software)
2 104 (5.50%) Visual Studio
3 81 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 77 (4.07%) NUnit
5 53 (2.80%) MSTest
6 52 (2.75%) TeamCity
7 39 (2.06%) Subversion
8 37 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
9 33 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
10 30 (1.59%) JIRA
11 24 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (0.85%) Selenium
13 15 (0.79%) Eclipse
14 12 (0.63%) Moq
14 12 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 6 (0.32%) GitLab
15 6 (0.32%) Jenkins
15 6 (0.32%) TortoiseSVN
16 5 (0.26%) Cucumber
16 5 (0.26%) webpack
General
1 484 (25.61%) Finance
2 240 (12.70%) Games
3 113 (5.98%) Advertising
4 110 (5.82%) Banking
5 98 (5.19%) Marketing
6 62 (3.28%) Retail
7 61 (3.23%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.69%) Music Industry
9 12 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.42%) Law
11 7 (0.37%) Billing
11 7 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.32%) Legal
13 5 (0.26%) Automotive
13 5 (0.26%) Back Office
13 5 (0.26%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.16%) Military
15 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.11%) French Language
15 2 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,514 (80.11%) Developer
2 1,204 (63.70%) .NET Developer
3 600 (31.75%) C# Developer
4 565 (29.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 257 (13.60%) ASP.NET Developer
6 254 (13.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 222 (11.75%) WPF Developer
8 206 (10.90%) C# WPF Developer
9 196 (10.37%) DBA
10 173 (9.15%) SQL DBA
11 168 (8.89%) SQL Developer
12 126 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 109 (5.77%) Internet Developer
14 88 (4.66%) SQL Server DBA
15 86 (4.55%) Senior Developer
16 84 (4.44%) Agile .NET Developer
16 84 (4.44%) Agile C# Developer
16 84 (4.44%) Agile Developer
17 81 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 80 (4.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,335 (70.63%) .NET
2 1,042 (55.13%) ASP.NET
3 983 (52.01%) ASP.NET MVC
4 802 (42.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 740 (39.15%) RESTful
6 587 (31.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 537 (28.41%) WCF
8 501 (26.51%) AngularJS
9 439 (23.23%) .NET Framework
10 429 (22.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 381 (20.16%) WPF
12 380 (20.11%) Node.js
13 305 (16.14%) KnockoutJS
14 303 (16.03%) Entity Framework
15 233 (12.33%) Code First Entity Framework
16 228 (12.06%) ASP.NET Core
17 214 (11.32%) HTML
18 213 (11.27%) CSS
19 186 (9.84%) .NET Core
20 161 (8.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 409 (21.64%) Greenfield Project
2 165 (8.73%) Enterprise Software
3 97 (5.13%) Fintech
4 81 (4.29%) Replication
5 78 (4.13%) Tandem
6 77 (4.07%) Clustering
7 73 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
8 63 (3.33%) BBC
8 63 (3.33%) Social Media
9 52 (2.75%) Social Network
10 48 (2.54%) Data Centre
11 34 (1.80%) Digital TV
11 34 (1.80%) Reinsurance
12 26 (1.38%) CCTV
13 25 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
13 25 (1.32%) User Experience
14 20 (1.06%) Data Structures
15 18 (0.95%) Management Information System
15 18 (0.95%) Reference Data
16 14 (0.74%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 281 (14.87%) Windows
2 124 (6.56%) Windows Server
3 60 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (2.01%) Linux
6 10 (0.53%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.37%) CentOS
8 7 (0.37%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.26%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.26%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.21%) Unix
10 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.11%) Debian
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.053%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.053%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,104 (58.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1,055 (55.82%) TDD
3 1,031 (54.55%) MVC
4 932 (49.31%) Web Application Development
5 775 (41.01%) BDD
6 688 (36.40%) Scrum
7 519 (27.46%) Dependency Injection
8 494 (26.14%) Continuous Integration
9 488 (25.82%) Kanban
10 305 (16.14%) MVVM
11 278 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
12 224 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
13 205 (10.85%) OO
14 175 (9.26%) ETL
15 173 (9.15%) Asset Management
16 151 (7.99%) Performance Tuning
17 150 (7.94%) High Availability
18 106 (5.61%) ITIL
19 87 (4.60%) Analytics
20 82 (4.34%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1,348 (71.32%) C#
2 649 (34.34%) SQL
3 487 (25.77%) JavaScript
4 391 (20.69%) Ruby
5 365 (19.31%) T-SQL
6 122 (6.46%) PowerShell
7 57 (3.02%) Java
8 38 (2.01%) F#
9 35 (1.85%) PL/SQL
10 32 (1.69%) Python
11 25 (1.32%) R
11 25 (1.32%) VB
12 23 (1.22%) VBA
13 19 (1.01%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.37%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.32%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.26%) Objective-C
16 5 (0.26%) Scala
17 4 (0.21%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 141 (7.46%) Degree
2 66 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (2.06%) MCSA
4 31 (1.64%) Security Cleared
5 30 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 28 (1.48%) MCSE
7 22 (1.16%) Sun Certification
8 21 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (0.79%) CCNA
9 15 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (0.69%) MCP
11 11 (0.58%) MCDBA
12 9 (0.48%) MCITP
13 6 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.26%) OCP
14 5 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
15 3 (0.16%) RHCA
16 2 (0.11%) Master's Degree
17 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Certified Architect
17 1 (0.053%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.17%) GDPR
2 40 (2.12%) Data Quality
3 38 (2.01%) SLA
4 35 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
4 35 (1.85%) HIPAA
4 35 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (1.01%) QA
6 7 (0.37%) PMO
7 5 (0.26%) HL7
8 3 (0.16%) IFRS
8 3 (0.16%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.053%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 93 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 69 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (2.43%) Docker
4 26 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.27%) XenApp
6 18 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (0.95%) vSphere
7 17 (0.90%) XenDesktop
8 15 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.69%) DFS Replication
10 6 (0.32%) Squid
11 5 (0.26%) NFS
11 5 (0.26%) VMFS
12 1 (0.053%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.053%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.053%) vCloud
12 1 (0.053%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 49 (2.59%) Ansible
2 44 (2.33%) Puppet
3 43 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (2.01%) Kibana
5 34 (1.80%) Failover Clustering
6 24 (1.27%) Kubernetes
7 21 (1.11%) Nagios
8 19 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
9 17 (0.90%) SCOM
10 16 (0.85%) SCCM
11 9 (0.48%) Backup Exec
11 9 (0.48%) Perfmon
11 9 (0.48%) Terraform
12 5 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (0.26%) SQL Sentry
12 5 (0.26%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.21%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.21%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.21%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.21%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 575 (30.42%) Microsoft
2 220 (11.64%) Facebook
3 140 (7.41%) Oracle
4 125 (6.61%) Google
5 86 (4.55%) VMware
6 63 (3.33%) Apple
6 63 (3.33%) Sony
6 63 (3.33%) Yahoo!
7 52 (2.75%) Twitter
8 48 (2.54%) Tableau
9 46 (2.43%) Cisco
10 44 (2.33%) SAP
11 42 (2.22%) Splunk
12 30 (1.59%) Citrix
13 29 (1.53%) Veeam
14 28 (1.48%) HP
15 27 (1.43%) Sitecore
16 26 (1.38%) Alterian
17 23 (1.22%) EMC
18 22 (1.16%) RedGate