Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 263 827 1245
Rank change year-on-year +564 +418 -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 2217 378 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.32% 0.21% 0.021%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.36% 0.72% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 2039 350 41
England median annual salary £42,500 £47,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.57% -14.55% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £71,375 £80,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £47,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -9.57% -14.55% -

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 50861 52245 64966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 30.19% 29.59% 31.58%
Number of salaries quoted 42283 45101 55204
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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
South East +357 650 £40,000 -14.89% 43
North of England +234 464 £40,000 -11.11% 42
London +224 388 £52,500 -19.23% 29
North West +186 311 £40,000 -5.88% 20
Midlands +206 293 £40,000 +14.29% 12
East of England +210 257 £43,750 -2.78% 19
East Midlands +133 166 £42,500 +21.43% 9
South West +134 164 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Yorkshire +85 133 £40,000 -11.11% 14
West Midlands +119 127 £40,000 -23.81% 3
North East +17 20 £32,500 - 8
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 2217 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1605 (72.40%) .NET
3 1529 (68.97%) C#
4 1402 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
5 1312 (59.18%) ASP.NET
6 1285 (57.96%) MVC
7 1271 (57.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1254 (56.56%) TDD
9 1212 (54.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1155 (52.10%) Web Application Development
11 937 (42.26%) BDD
12 909 (41.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 871 (39.29%) RESTful
14 782 (35.27%) WCF
15 728 (32.84%) SQL
16 643 (29.00%) Node.js
17 631 (28.46%) AngularJS
18 612 (27.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 586 (26.43%) Ruby
20 584 (26.34%) NoSQL
21 578 (26.07%) Git (software)
22 533 (24.04%) .NET Framework
23 530 (23.91%) Microsoft
24 521 (23.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 511 (23.05%) KnockoutJS
26 500 (22.55%) Business Intelligence
27 482 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 480 (21.65%) T-SQL
29 474 (21.38%) Microsoft Azure
30 460 (20.75%) Scrum

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 55 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
2 52 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 34 (1.53%) IIS
4 27 (1.22%) MS Exchange
5 22 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (0.54%) SAS
9 11 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (0.36%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.18%) CMS
12 4 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.090%) Confluence
13 2 (0.090%) Content Management Server
14 1 (0.045%) GemFire
14 1 (0.045%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.045%) Mule ESB
14 1 (0.045%) Umbraco
Applications
1 44 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.27%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.090%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.090%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.045%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 474 (21.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (2.44%) Google Play
4 48 (2.17%) GitHub
5 24 (1.08%) Azure Machine Learning
5 24 (1.08%) Office 365
6 23 (1.04%) SaaS
7 15 (0.68%) IaaS
8 9 (0.41%) PaaS
9 8 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.27%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.23%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.090%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.045%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 250 (11.28%) Internet
2 81 (3.65%) Broadband
3 43 (1.94%) Firewall
4 40 (1.80%) DNS
5 24 (1.08%) DHCP
6 22 (0.99%) Intranet
7 17 (0.77%) SAN
8 16 (0.72%) Extranet
9 11 (0.50%) SSL
10 10 (0.45%) NAS
11 9 (0.41%) Hyperconnected
12 8 (0.36%) Skype
13 6 (0.27%) TCP/IP
13 6 (0.27%) VPN
14 4 (0.18%) PuTTY
14 4 (0.18%) VoIP
14 4 (0.18%) WinSCP
14 4 (0.18%) Wireless
15 3 (0.14%) Remote Desktop
15 3 (0.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2217 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 584 (26.34%) NoSQL
3 521 (23.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 482 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 398 (17.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 385 (17.37%) Data Warehouse
7 352 (15.88%) SQL Server 2014
8 272 (12.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 214 (9.65%) SQL Server 2008
10 203 (9.16%) MongoDB
11 164 (7.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 162 (7.31%) Power BI
13 129 (5.82%) RavenDB
14 64 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
15 57 (2.57%) Big Data
16 52 (2.35%) QlikView
17 47 (2.12%) OLAP
18 42 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
19 41 (1.85%) MySQL
20 40 (1.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 578 (26.07%) Git (software)
2 214 (9.65%) NUnit
3 144 (6.50%) MSTest
4 108 (4.87%) Moq
4 108 (4.87%) Rhino Mocks
5 99 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 68 (3.07%) Visual Studio
7 60 (2.71%) TeamCity
8 45 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
9 20 (0.90%) Jenkins
10 19 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
11 17 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 11 (0.50%) Subversion
13 10 (0.45%) JIRA
13 10 (0.45%) MSBuild
14 8 (0.36%) Eclipse
15 7 (0.32%) Selenium
15 7 (0.32%) tSQLt
16 4 (0.18%) SoapUI
16 4 (0.18%) SpecFlow
General
1 277 (12.49%) Finance
2 259 (11.68%) Games
3 227 (10.24%) Advertising
4 150 (6.77%) Music Industry
5 131 (5.91%) Marketing
6 85 (3.83%) Telecoms
7 45 (2.03%) Retail
8 39 (1.76%) Banking
9 17 (0.77%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.59%) Back Office
11 10 (0.45%) Legal
12 9 (0.41%) Front Office
13 7 (0.32%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.14%) Law
15 2 (0.090%) French Language
15 2 (0.090%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.045%) Electronics
16 1 (0.045%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1788 (80.65%) Developer
2 1406 (63.42%) .NET Developer
3 245 (11.05%) DBA
4 242 (10.92%) SQL Developer
5 211 (9.52%) SQL DBA
6 200 (9.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 165 (7.44%) SQL Server Developer
8 148 (6.68%) C# Developer
9 136 (6.13%) C# .NET Developer
10 120 (5.41%) SQL BI Developer
11 112 (5.05%) .NET Software Developer
12 105 (4.74%) Administrator
13 100 (4.51%) SQL Server DBA
14 96 (4.33%) Data Warehouse Developer
15 94 (4.24%) ASP.NET Developer
15 94 (4.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 89 (4.01%) SQL Server BI Developer
17 86 (3.88%) Internet Developer
18 81 (3.65%) Telecoms Developer
19 78 (3.52%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1605 (72.40%) .NET
2 1312 (59.18%) ASP.NET
3 1271 (57.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1212 (54.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 909 (41.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 871 (39.29%) RESTful
7 782 (35.27%) WCF
8 643 (29.00%) Node.js
9 631 (28.46%) AngularJS
10 612 (27.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 533 (24.04%) .NET Framework
12 511 (23.05%) KnockoutJS
13 395 (17.82%) Entity Framework
14 368 (16.60%) Code First Entity Framework
15 248 (11.19%) WPF
16 229 (10.33%) HTML
17 220 (9.92%) Ninject
18 183 (8.25%) HTML5
19 177 (7.98%) CSS
20 170 (7.67%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 396 (17.86%) Greenfield Project
2 153 (6.90%) Fintech
3 126 (5.68%) Enterprise Software
4 88 (3.97%) Social Network
5 74 (3.34%) Mobile App
6 68 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
7 65 (2.93%) Clustering
8 60 (2.71%) Replication
9 58 (2.62%) Digital TV
10 57 (2.57%) Tandem
11 55 (2.48%) iPhone
12 47 (2.12%) Computer Science
13 34 (1.53%) Music Streaming
14 28 (1.26%) BBC
14 28 (1.26%) Social Media
15 15 (0.68%) Management Information System
16 14 (0.63%) Blog
16 14 (0.63%) Digital Media
17 12 (0.54%) Equities
18 11 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 269 (12.13%) Windows
2 80 (3.61%) Windows Server
3 70 (3.16%) Android
4 42 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (1.40%) Linux
7 17 (0.77%) Apple iOS
8 13 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
9 12 (0.54%) Unix
10 8 (0.36%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.23%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.045%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.045%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.045%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1402 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1285 (57.96%) MVC
3 1254 (56.56%) TDD
4 1155 (52.10%) Web Application Development
5 937 (42.26%) BDD
6 500 (22.55%) Business Intelligence
7 460 (20.75%) Scrum
8 326 (14.70%) Dependency Injection
9 299 (13.49%) OO
10 259 (11.68%) Kanban
11 251 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
12 203 (9.16%) MVVM
13 198 (8.93%) High Availability
14 187 (8.43%) ETL
15 162 (7.31%) Domain-Driven Design
16 149 (6.72%) Performance Tuning
17 147 (6.63%) Inversion of Control
18 132 (5.95%) Asset Management
19 119 (5.37%) Wealth Management
20 108 (4.87%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 1529 (68.97%) C#
2 728 (32.84%) SQL
3 586 (26.43%) Ruby
4 480 (21.65%) T-SQL
5 303 (13.67%) JavaScript
6 96 (4.33%) PowerShell
7 86 (3.88%) VB.NET
8 84 (3.79%) VB
9 57 (2.57%) F#
10 40 (1.80%) R
11 28 (1.26%) VBA
12 25 (1.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 25 (1.13%) Java
13 18 (0.81%) PL/SQL
13 18 (0.81%) TypeScript
14 15 (0.68%) Python
15 10 (0.45%) C
16 4 (0.18%) Bourne shell
16 4 (0.18%) C++
16 4 (0.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 70 (3.16%) Degree
2 52 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (1.71%) MCSE
4 28 (1.26%) MCSA
5 14 (0.63%) SC Cleared
5 14 (0.63%) Security Cleared
6 13 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
7 12 (0.54%) MCDBA
8 11 (0.50%) CCNA
9 9 (0.41%) MCITP
10 7 (0.32%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.32%) PMP
11 6 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.14%) MCP
14 2 (0.090%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.090%) ISEB
14 2 (0.090%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.49%) Data Quality
2 12 (0.54%) QA
3 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.23%) SLA
5 2 (0.090%) GDPR
6 1 (0.045%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.045%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 40 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.22%) Docker
4 24 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (0.77%) XenApp
6 12 (0.54%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (0.45%) vSphere
9 5 (0.23%) Firmware
9 5 (0.23%) XenServer
10 1 (0.045%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.045%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.045%) Xen
10 1 (0.045%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 51 (2.30%) Kibana
2 43 (1.94%) WSUS
3 42 (1.89%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 20 (0.90%) SCCM
5 19 (0.86%) Docker Swarm
6 13 (0.59%) SCOM
7 12 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (0.45%) Puppet
9 7 (0.32%) HAProxy
9 7 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.27%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.14%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.14%) SCSM
12 3 (0.14%) SQL Sentry
12 3 (0.14%) vMotion
13 2 (0.090%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.090%) Packer
13 2 (0.090%) Terraform
Vendors
1 530 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 212 (9.56%) Facebook
3 96 (4.33%) Tableau
4 94 (4.24%) Google
5 80 (3.61%) Oracle
6 78 (3.52%) VMware
7 43 (1.94%) Cognos
8 39 (1.76%) RedGate
9 30 (1.35%) Apple
9 30 (1.35%) SAP
9 30 (1.35%) Twitter
10 29 (1.31%) Citrix
11 28 (1.26%) Sony
11 28 (1.26%) Yahoo!
12 27 (1.22%) IBM
13 24 (1.08%) Cisco
14 21 (0.95%) Splunk
15 14 (0.63%) Alteryx
16 9 (0.41%) HP
16 9 (0.41%) Meraki