Period
to 30 November 2021

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 30 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 756 604 367
Rank change year-on-year -152 -237 -133
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 262 98 1,079
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.20% 0.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.85% 0.69% 3.20%
Number of salaries quoted 211 76 1,013
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,938 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £46,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.96% -8.00% -
75th Percentile £64,375 £57,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% -8.00% -

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 30,931 14,137 33,734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.42% 28.32% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 20,482 12,201 28,412
10th Percentile £35,960 £34,250 £31,875
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 30 November 2021.

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 30 November 2021. 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 -173 99 £65,000 +16.07% 14
South East -101 47 £45,000 -5.26% 9
North of England -127 41 £45,000 - 4
South West -43 31 £50,000 +22.66% 1
Midlands -90 29 £43,000 -11.34% 4
North West -91 20 £50,000 +11.11% 3
West Midlands -90 19 £43,000 -11.34% 2
Yorkshire -96 16 £45,000 -
East Midlands -55 10 £40,000 - 2
East of England -104 9 £40,000 +6.67% 1
North East -30 5 £45,000 - 1
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 30 November 2021, 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.

1 262 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 184 (70.23%) SQL
3 175 (66.79%) Microsoft
4 134 (51.15%) Azure
5 132 (50.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 116 (44.27%) Business Intelligence
7 108 (41.22%) Agile Software Development
8 87 (33.21%) C#
8 87 (33.21%) DevOps
9 83 (31.68%) T-SQL
10 80 (30.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 79 (30.15%) Data Warehouse
12 78 (29.77%) Power Platform
13 73 (27.86%) Power BI
14 67 (25.57%) ETL
15 63 (24.05%) .NET
16 62 (23.66%) Problem-Solving
17 58 (22.14%) PowerShell
18 57 (21.76%) Finance
19 55 (20.99%) JavaScript
19 55 (20.99%) Visual Studio
20 52 (19.85%) Git (software)
21 48 (18.32%) Data Management
22 45 (17.18%) GDPR
23 44 (16.79%) Social Skills
23 44 (16.79%) Windows
23 44 (16.79%) MVC
24 42 (16.03%) SQL Server 2014
24 42 (16.03%) AWS
25 38 (14.50%) R

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 29 (11.07%) SharePoint
2 17 (6.49%) IIS
3 11 (4.20%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (3.82%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.53%) Apache
6 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.15%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 19 (7.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (6.87%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (3.05%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (4.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 134 (51.15%) Azure
2 78 (29.77%) Power Platform
3 42 (16.03%) AWS
4 32 (12.21%) Microsoft 365
5 25 (9.54%) GitHub
6 15 (5.73%) SaaS
7 12 (4.58%) Serverless
8 10 (3.82%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (3.05%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 8 (3.05%) Azure LUIS
9 8 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (3.05%) GCP
9 8 (3.05%) IaaS
10 5 (1.91%) Azure Logic Apps
11 4 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (1.53%) Azure Functions
11 4 (1.53%) Azure Storage
11 4 (1.53%) OneDrive
12 3 (1.15%) Azure Pipelines
12 3 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.49%) Firewall
2 12 (4.58%) DHCP
3 11 (4.20%) DNS
4 6 (2.29%) Internet
4 6 (2.29%) SAN
4 6 (2.29%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.53%) Kerberos
5 4 (1.53%) SSL
6 3 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (1.15%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.15%) MPLS
6 3 (1.15%) Skype
6 3 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.76%) VoIP
8 1 (0.38%) SMTP
8 1 (0.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 132 (50.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 80 (30.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 79 (30.15%) Data Warehouse
5 73 (27.86%) Power BI
6 42 (16.03%) SQL Server 2014
7 37 (14.12%) OLAP
7 37 (14.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 29 (11.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 28 (10.69%) SQL Server 2017
10 27 (10.31%) Oracle OLAP
11 26 (9.92%) PostgreSQL
12 25 (9.54%) Oracle Reports
12 25 (9.54%) SSDT
12 25 (9.54%) Tableau
13 23 (8.78%) Azure SQL Database
13 23 (8.78%) SQL Server 2008
14 22 (8.40%) SQL Server 2019
15 17 (6.49%) MS Access
16 14 (5.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 55 (20.99%) Visual Studio
2 52 (19.85%) Git (software)
3 25 (9.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 23 (8.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (8.02%) JIRA
6 11 (4.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (2.29%) Subversion
8 4 (1.53%) NUnit
8 4 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.76%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.76%) git-flow
10 1 (0.38%) Ant
10 1 (0.38%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.38%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.38%) Maven
10 1 (0.38%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.38%) Mocha
10 1 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.38%) Vagrant
General
1 57 (21.76%) Finance
2 44 (16.79%) Social Skills
3 18 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.20%) Law
5 10 (3.82%) Banking
6 9 (3.44%) Retail
7 6 (2.29%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.53%) Marketing
8 4 (1.53%) Police
8 4 (1.53%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (1.53%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.15%) Games
9 3 (1.15%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (0.76%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Legal
11 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 145 (55.34%) Developer
2 37 (14.12%) SQL Developer
3 36 (13.74%) DBA
4 35 (13.36%) Senior Developer
5 34 (12.98%) Administrator
6 32 (12.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 30 (11.45%) .NET Developer
8 22 (8.40%) SQL DBA
9 18 (6.87%) Tableau Developer
10 17 (6.49%) Data Engineer
11 16 (6.11%) C# Developer
11 16 (6.11%) Full Stack Developer
11 16 (6.11%) Senior DBA
12 13 (4.96%) Applications Support
13 12 (4.58%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (4.58%) SQL Server Developer
14 11 (4.20%) Applications Developer
14 11 (4.20%) Database Developer
14 11 (4.20%) Software Developer
15 10 (3.82%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (24.05%) .NET
2 36 (13.74%) ASP.NET
3 31 (11.83%) AngularJS
4 30 (11.45%) .NET Framework
5 29 (11.07%) jQuery
6 27 (10.31%) .NET Core
7 26 (9.92%) CSS
7 26 (9.92%) HTML
7 26 (9.92%) MDX
8 25 (9.54%) ASP.NET Web API
9 20 (7.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 20 (7.63%) Web Services
10 19 (7.25%) REST
11 17 (6.49%) Entity Framework
12 15 (5.73%) SOAP
13 12 (4.58%) React
14 11 (4.20%) CSS3
14 11 (4.20%) HTML5
15 9 (3.44%) WinForms
16 8 (3.05%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.54%) Data Protection Act
2 18 (6.87%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (6.11%) Clustering
5 12 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.05%) Algorithms
6 8 (3.05%) Cloud Native
7 6 (2.29%) Reinsurance
7 6 (2.29%) Taxonomies
8 5 (1.91%) Reference Data
9 4 (1.53%) Replication
9 4 (1.53%) User Experience
10 3 (1.15%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.15%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.76%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.76%) Legacy Systems
12 1 (0.38%) FMCG
12 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 44 (16.79%) Windows
2 36 (13.74%) Windows Server
3 25 (9.54%) Windows Server 2016
4 18 (6.87%) Windows Server 2019
5 17 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (6.11%) Linux
7 10 (3.82%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.38%) CentOS
9 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (44.27%) Business Intelligence
2 108 (41.22%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (33.21%) DevOps
4 67 (25.57%) ETL
5 62 (23.66%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (18.32%) Data Management
7 44 (16.79%) MVC
8 37 (14.12%) Analytics
9 36 (13.74%) Software Engineering
10 35 (13.36%) Performance Tuning
11 32 (12.21%) Unit Testing
12 31 (11.83%) Data Architecture
13 26 (9.92%) Data Extraction
14 25 (9.54%) Data Protection
14 25 (9.54%) Full Stack Development
15 24 (9.16%) Disaster Recovery
16 23 (8.78%) SDLC
17 22 (8.40%) Data Modelling
17 22 (8.40%) Scrum
18 20 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 184 (70.23%) SQL
2 87 (33.21%) C#
3 83 (31.68%) T-SQL
4 58 (22.14%) PowerShell
5 55 (20.99%) JavaScript
6 38 (14.50%) R
7 30 (11.45%) Python
8 26 (9.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 12 (4.58%) VBA
10 10 (3.82%) VB
11 7 (2.67%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.53%) Perl
12 4 (1.53%) VBScript
13 2 (0.76%) X++
13 2 (0.76%) XAML
14 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (11.45%) Degree
2 15 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (4.96%) MCSA
4 8 (3.05%) AWS Certification
5 7 (2.67%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.29%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.91%) MCSE
8 3 (1.15%) CCA
8 3 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.76%) MCP
10 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (17.18%) GDPR
2 10 (3.82%) QA
3 4 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (12.98%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.44%) Docker
3 9 (3.44%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.44%) vSphere
4 8 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.15%) XenApp
6 3 (1.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.67%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.53%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.38%) Ansible
5 1 (0.38%) SCOM
5 1 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 175 (66.79%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.69%) Oracle
3 22 (8.40%) VMware
4 13 (4.96%) Citrix
5 11 (4.20%) IBM
6 10 (3.82%) Telerik
7 9 (3.44%) Sage
7 9 (3.44%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (3.05%) Google
9 7 (2.67%) Sophos
10 6 (2.29%) Dell
11 5 (1.91%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.53%) Civica
12 4 (1.53%) EqualLogic
12 4 (1.53%) HP
12 4 (1.53%) SAP
12 4 (1.53%) Splunk
13 3 (1.15%) Cisco
13 3 (1.15%) NetApp
13 3 (1.15%) SonicWALL