Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 482 337 198
Rank change year-on-year -145 -139 +129
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 354 1,305 3,003
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.96% 1.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.80% 3.48% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 283 1,388 3,319
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £79,000 £85,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -

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 19,704 37,447 50,659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.00% 27.62% 30.58%
Number of salaries quoted 16,212 30,962 41,656
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in England

SQL Server 2016
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2016 in England

SQL Server 2016
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in England over the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 July 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 -204 162 £52,500 -4.55% 2
South East +71 75 £45,000 -5.26% 5
North of England +19 52 £45,000 - 13
North West +36 34 £45,000 - 4
East of England +75 25 £40,000 -15.79% 5
South West +83 23 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Yorkshire +78 18 £45,500 +6.43% 8
Midlands +84 17 £42,500 +6.25% 1
East Midlands +46 11 £42,500 -2.30% 1
West Midlands +69 6 £51,250 +36.67%
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 354 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 217 (61.30%) SQL
3 192 (54.24%) Microsoft
4 178 (50.28%) Azure
5 140 (39.55%) C#
6 136 (38.42%) .NET
7 117 (33.05%) Windows
8 107 (30.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 105 (29.66%) T-SQL
9 105 (29.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 100 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
11 97 (27.40%) MVC
11 97 (27.40%) Business Intelligence
12 91 (25.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 81 (22.88%) VMware
14 77 (21.75%) Active Directory
14 77 (21.75%) JavaScript
15 76 (21.47%) Finance
15 76 (21.47%) SQL Server 2014
16 70 (19.77%) ASP.NET
17 65 (18.36%) Windows Server
18 63 (17.80%) AWS
19 61 (17.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 58 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
21 56 (15.82%) Data Warehouse
22 55 (15.54%) SQL Server 2008
22 55 (15.54%) .NET Core
23 54 (15.25%) Greenfield Project
23 54 (15.25%) ASP.NET MVC
23 54 (15.25%) Office 365

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 42 (11.86%) IIS
2 36 (10.17%) MS Exchange
3 29 (8.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (6.21%) SharePoint
5 19 (5.37%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (3.95%) Apache Spark
7 13 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.13%) Apache
9 3 (0.85%) Apache Synapse
10 2 (0.56%) SAS
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (7.63%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (6.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.56%) SPSS
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (4.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.85%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.85%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.28%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 178 (50.28%) Azure
2 63 (17.80%) AWS
3 54 (15.25%) Office 365
4 50 (14.12%) Power Platform
5 14 (3.95%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (3.11%) IaaS
7 9 (2.54%) PaaS
8 7 (1.98%) Azure Data Factory
9 6 (1.69%) PowerApps
10 5 (1.41%) Power Automate
10 5 (1.41%) SaaS
11 3 (0.85%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (0.56%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.28%) Amazon Cognito
13 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.47%) Internet
2 25 (7.06%) Firewall
3 13 (3.67%) NetScaler
4 9 (2.54%) DHCP
5 8 (2.26%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.98%) DNS
6 7 (1.98%) LAN
7 6 (1.69%) SAN
7 6 (1.69%) VLAN
7 6 (1.69%) VoIP
8 2 (0.56%) Modbus
8 2 (0.56%) MQTT
8 2 (0.56%) Profibus
8 2 (0.56%) RS-232
8 2 (0.56%) RS-485
9 1 (0.28%) NAS
9 1 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 107 (30.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 105 (29.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 91 (25.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 76 (21.47%) SQL Server 2014
6 61 (17.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 56 (15.82%) Data Warehouse
8 55 (15.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 50 (14.12%) Power BI
10 44 (12.43%) MongoDB
11 43 (12.15%) Relational Database
12 40 (11.30%) SQL Server 2017
13 30 (8.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 27 (7.63%) RDBMS
15 25 (7.06%) OLAP
16 23 (6.50%) Big Data
17 17 (4.80%) SQL Server 2019
18 16 (4.52%) Azure SQL Database
18 16 (4.52%) Hadoop
18 16 (4.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (13.28%) Git (software)
2 43 (12.15%) Visual Studio
3 25 (7.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.54%) git-flow
5 8 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (1.69%) Selenium
6 6 (1.69%) tSQLt
7 5 (1.41%) JIRA
7 5 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (1.13%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (0.85%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.85%) NUnit
9 3 (0.85%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.85%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.56%) AccuRev
10 2 (0.56%) MSTest
10 2 (0.56%) NSubstitute
10 2 (0.56%) Postman
10 2 (0.56%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 76 (21.47%) Finance
2 14 (3.95%) Aerospace
2 14 (3.95%) Games
3 10 (2.82%) Banking
4 9 (2.54%) Law
5 7 (1.98%) Back Office
5 7 (1.98%) Music Industry
6 6 (1.69%) Retail
7 5 (1.41%) Legal
8 3 (0.85%) Electronics
8 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.85%) Public Sector
8 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.56%) Front Office
9 2 (0.56%) Marketing
9 2 (0.56%) Military
9 2 (0.56%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 181 (51.13%) Developer
2 67 (18.93%) .NET Developer
3 52 (14.69%) SQL Developer
4 48 (13.56%) DBA
5 45 (12.71%) C# Developer
6 36 (10.17%) SQL DBA
7 31 (8.76%) Senior Developer
8 30 (8.47%) C# .NET Developer
9 27 (7.63%) Junior
10 26 (7.34%) Administrator
11 24 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 24 (6.78%) Junior Developer
12 22 (6.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 21 (5.93%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 19 (5.37%) SQL Server DBA
15 18 (5.08%) Analyst
15 18 (5.08%) Full Stack Developer
16 17 (4.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 17 (4.80%) Data Engineer
16 17 (4.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (38.42%) .NET
2 70 (19.77%) ASP.NET
3 55 (15.54%) .NET Core
4 54 (15.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 53 (14.97%) CSS
6 52 (14.69%) HTML
7 48 (13.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 45 (12.71%) AngularJS
9 43 (12.15%) .NET Framework
10 38 (10.73%) WCF
11 37 (10.45%) Web Services
12 34 (9.60%) Entity Framework
12 34 (9.60%) React
13 33 (9.32%) jQuery
14 31 (8.76%) RESTful
15 25 (7.06%) Node.js
16 23 (6.50%) REST
17 22 (6.21%) XML
18 20 (5.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 17 (4.80%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 54 (15.25%) Greenfield Project
2 43 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.65%) Data Centre
4 18 (5.08%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.24%) Mobile App
6 13 (3.67%) CMDB
7 11 (3.11%) EMC VNX
8 9 (2.54%) Hedge funds
8 9 (2.54%) Private Cloud
9 8 (2.26%) Clustering
10 7 (1.98%) Replication
11 6 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.41%) Reinsurance
13 4 (1.13%) iPhone
14 3 (0.85%) Data Structures
15 2 (0.56%) CCTV
15 2 (0.56%) e-Learning
15 2 (0.56%) Fixed Income
15 2 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 117 (33.05%) Windows
2 65 (18.36%) Windows Server
3 44 (12.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 44 (12.43%) Windows Server 2016
4 31 (8.76%) Linux
5 24 (6.78%) Windows 10
6 17 (4.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (4.24%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.69%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.85%) Solaris
10 2 (0.56%) Unix
10 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.28%) AIX
11 1 (0.28%) Android
11 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.28%) HPUX
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (27.40%) Business Intelligence
2 97 (27.40%) MVC
3 48 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
4 46 (12.99%) Performance Tuning
4 46 (12.99%) Scrum
5 41 (11.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 39 (11.02%) ETL
6 39 (11.02%) TDD
7 38 (10.73%) DevOps
8 33 (9.32%) BDD
9 31 (8.76%) ITIL
10 25 (7.06%) Change Management
10 25 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
10 25 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
11 24 (6.78%) Data Management
12 23 (6.50%) Microservices
12 23 (6.50%) OO
13 22 (6.21%) Mentoring
14 21 (5.93%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 217 (61.30%) SQL
2 140 (39.55%) C#
3 105 (29.66%) T-SQL
4 77 (21.75%) JavaScript
5 46 (12.99%) PowerShell
6 30 (8.47%) Python
7 17 (4.80%) Ruby
7 17 (4.80%) TypeScript
8 16 (4.52%) Perl
8 16 (4.52%) R
9 12 (3.39%) VB.NET
10 10 (2.82%) VB
11 9 (2.54%) VB6
12 7 (1.98%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.98%) X++
13 6 (1.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 6 (1.69%) VBScript
14 4 (1.13%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.13%) VBA
15 3 (0.85%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 28 (7.91%) Degree
2 20 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (5.65%) Security Cleared
3 19 (5.37%) SC Cleared
4 18 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (3.95%) MCSA
6 10 (2.82%) MCSE
7 7 (1.98%) MCP
7 7 (1.98%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.13%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.28%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.67%) QA
2 12 (3.39%) SLA
3 3 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.56%) IFRS
4 2 (0.56%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.28%) GDPR
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 77 (21.75%) Active Directory
2 58 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (11.02%) vSphere
4 36 (10.17%) XenApp
5 29 (8.19%) Hyper-V
5 29 (8.19%) XenDesktop
6 25 (7.06%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (6.78%) Docker
8 17 (4.80%) Terminal Server
9 4 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (5.37%) Backup Exec
1 19 (5.37%) SCCM
1 19 (5.37%) SCOM
2 11 (3.11%) Avamar
2 11 (3.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (2.26%) Ansible
4 7 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.98%) Puppet
5 3 (0.85%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.85%) Terraform
6 2 (0.56%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.56%) NetCrunch
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.56%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.28%) Kibana
7 1 (0.28%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 192 (54.24%) Microsoft
2 81 (22.88%) VMware
3 42 (11.86%) Citrix
4 40 (11.30%) HP
5 33 (9.32%) Cisco
6 28 (7.91%) Oracle
7 22 (6.21%) Dell
8 21 (5.93%) Veeam
9 19 (5.37%) NetApp
10 17 (4.80%) AppDynamics
11 16 (4.52%) Splunk
11 16 (4.52%) Tableau
12 15 (4.24%) Palo Alto
13 13 (3.67%) EMC
13 13 (3.67%) EqualLogic
13 13 (3.67%) Juniper
13 13 (3.67%) Symantec
13 13 (3.67%) Telerik
14 11 (3.11%) McAfee
14 11 (3.11%) Sophos