Period
to 26 April 2018

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 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 450 1149
Rank change year-on-year +259 +699 -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 2,975 1,035 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.80% 0.65% 0.064%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.86% 2.12% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2,862 1,001 107
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £79,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% -

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 50,765 48,778 60,384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 30.67% 30.47% 31.36%
Number of salaries quoted 42,518 42,047 51,954
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,204 £29,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 26 April 2018.

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 26 April 2018. 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 +204 819 £42,500 -5.56% 74
North of England +179 642 £40,000 - 52
London +163 641 £52,500 -8.70% 90
North West +127 405 £40,000 - 37
East of England +167 342 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Midlands +87 337 £42,000 -6.67% 25
South West +124 194 £40,000 - 22
East Midlands +56 189 £42,000 -4.00% 11
Yorkshire +109 163 £42,500 -4.49% 11
West Midlands +70 148 £40,000 -11.11% 14
North East +47 74 £35,250 -6.00% 4
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, 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 2,975 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2,256 (75.83%) .NET
3 2,217 (74.52%) C#
4 2,100 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
5 1,878 (63.13%) ASP.NET
6 1,848 (62.12%) MVC
7 1,818 (61.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,789 (60.13%) TDD
9 1,744 (58.62%) Web Application Development
10 1,706 (57.34%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 1,405 (47.23%) BDD
12 1,350 (45.38%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1,315 (44.20%) RESTful
14 1,118 (37.58%) WCF
15 978 (32.87%) Node.js
16 905 (30.42%) Ruby
17 891 (29.95%) Git (software)
18 850 (28.57%) AngularJS
19 837 (28.13%) NoSQL
20 800 (26.89%) SQL
21 781 (26.25%) .NET Framework
22 768 (25.82%) Microsoft
23 760 (25.55%) Scrum
24 752 (25.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 616 (20.71%) KnockoutJS
26 613 (20.61%) Entity Framework
27 602 (20.24%) Microsoft Azure
28 595 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
29 573 (19.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
30 565 (18.99%) Dependency Injection

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 82 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
2 62 (2.08%) IIS
3 46 (1.55%) MS Exchange
4 31 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 31 (1.04%) SharePoint
5 13 (0.44%) NServiceBus
6 12 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (0.34%) Skype for Business
8 9 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (0.27%) CMS
10 7 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.20%) DataSynapse
11 6 (0.20%) SAS
11 6 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.20%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.17%) Apache
12 5 (0.17%) Confluence
13 4 (0.13%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 58 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.067%) FreeHand
5 1 (0.034%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.067%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.034%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.034%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.034%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.034%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 602 (20.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (2.15%) Office 365
4 43 (1.45%) GitHub
5 42 (1.41%) Google Play
6 34 (1.14%) PaaS
7 29 (0.97%) SaaS
8 22 (0.74%) IaaS
9 16 (0.54%) Azure Machine Learning
10 15 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (0.40%) Google Analytics
13 9 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.20%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
16 4 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (0.13%) Google Tag Manager
16 4 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
16 4 (0.13%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 262 (8.81%) Internet
2 81 (2.72%) Broadband
3 42 (1.41%) Firewall
4 40 (1.34%) Hyperconnected
5 31 (1.04%) DNS
6 17 (0.57%) VPN
7 16 (0.54%) DHCP
8 11 (0.37%) SSL
9 10 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
9 10 (0.34%) Skype
9 10 (0.34%) TCP/IP
10 9 (0.30%) VLAN
11 8 (0.27%) LAN
11 8 (0.27%) SAN
11 8 (0.27%) WAN
12 6 (0.20%) MPLS
13 5 (0.17%) HTTP
13 5 (0.17%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.17%) NetScaler
13 5 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,975 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 837 (28.13%) NoSQL
3 573 (19.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 501 (16.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 434 (14.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 399 (13.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 388 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
8 308 (10.35%) MongoDB
9 254 (8.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 220 (7.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 214 (7.19%) RavenDB
12 182 (6.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 160 (5.38%) Power BI
14 49 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
15 48 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
15 48 (1.61%) Relational Database
16 46 (1.55%) OLAP
17 43 (1.45%) QlikView
18 34 (1.14%) Oracle Database
19 27 (0.91%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 891 (29.95%) Git (software)
2 253 (8.50%) NUnit
3 194 (6.52%) MSTest
4 135 (4.54%) Rhino Mocks
5 132 (4.44%) Moq
6 109 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 100 (3.36%) TeamCity
8 76 (2.55%) Visual Studio
9 66 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
10 34 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
11 33 (1.11%) Jenkins
12 17 (0.57%) Subversion
13 16 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 14 (0.47%) MSBuild
15 13 (0.44%) JIRA
16 12 (0.40%) Eclipse
17 8 (0.27%) Bitbucket
18 7 (0.24%) Selenium
19 4 (0.13%) LoadRunner
19 4 (0.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 418 (14.05%) Finance
2 332 (11.16%) Advertising
3 276 (9.28%) Marketing
4 275 (9.24%) Games
5 141 (4.74%) Music Industry
6 98 (3.29%) Retail
7 80 (2.69%) Telecoms
8 54 (1.82%) Banking
9 13 (0.44%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.30%) Law
11 7 (0.24%) Automotive
11 7 (0.24%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.17%) Billing
12 5 (0.17%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.13%) Back Office
13 4 (0.13%) Brand Awareness
13 4 (0.13%) Legal
14 3 (0.10%) Electronics
14 3 (0.10%) Publishing
15 2 (0.067%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2,547 (85.61%) Developer
2 2,092 (70.32%) .NET Developer
3 525 (17.65%) C# Developer
4 497 (16.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 285 (9.58%) ASP.NET Developer
6 284 (9.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 275 (9.24%) SQL Developer
8 255 (8.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 221 (7.43%) .NET Software Developer
10 218 (7.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 196 (6.59%) DBA
12 182 (6.12%) SQL Server Developer
13 176 (5.92%) SQL DBA
14 140 (4.71%) .NET Developer - Fintech
15 131 (4.40%) C# WPF Developer
15 131 (4.40%) SQL BI Developer
15 131 (4.40%) WPF Developer
16 109 (3.66%) Internet Developer
17 101 (3.39%) Data Warehouse Developer
18 92 (3.09%) SQL Server BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,256 (75.83%) .NET
2 1,878 (63.13%) ASP.NET
3 1,818 (61.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1,706 (57.34%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1,350 (45.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1,315 (44.20%) RESTful
7 1,118 (37.58%) WCF
8 978 (32.87%) Node.js
9 850 (28.57%) AngularJS
10 781 (26.25%) .NET Framework
11 752 (25.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 616 (20.71%) KnockoutJS
13 613 (20.61%) Entity Framework
14 558 (18.76%) Code First Entity Framework
15 471 (15.83%) WPF
16 376 (12.64%) HTML
17 374 (12.57%) CSS
18 289 (9.71%) HTML5
19 268 (9.01%) Ninject
20 257 (8.64%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 532 (17.88%) Greenfield Project
2 235 (7.90%) Enterprise Software
3 205 (6.89%) Fintech
4 114 (3.83%) Social Network
5 99 (3.33%) Clustering
6 96 (3.23%) Replication
7 89 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
8 81 (2.72%) Tandem
9 67 (2.25%) Digital TV
10 52 (1.75%) Computer Science
11 47 (1.58%) Mobile App
12 42 (1.41%) iPhone
13 39 (1.31%) Social Media
14 38 (1.28%) BBC
14 38 (1.28%) Music Streaming
15 36 (1.21%) Management Information System
16 30 (1.01%) Data Centre
17 22 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
18 16 (0.54%) User Experience
19 14 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 390 (13.11%) Windows
2 132 (4.44%) Windows Server
3 56 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 51 (1.71%) Android
5 43 (1.45%) Linux
6 39 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (0.54%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.34%) Unix
8 10 (0.34%) VMS
9 8 (0.27%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.24%) CentOS
11 6 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.067%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.034%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.034%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.034%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,100 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,848 (62.12%) MVC
3 1,789 (60.13%) TDD
4 1,744 (58.62%) Web Application Development
5 1,405 (47.23%) BDD
6 760 (25.55%) Scrum
7 595 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 565 (18.99%) Dependency Injection
9 486 (16.34%) OO
10 462 (15.53%) Continuous Integration
11 416 (13.98%) Kanban
12 249 (8.37%) MVVM
13 203 (6.82%) ETL
14 196 (6.59%) Asset Management
15 177 (5.95%) Domain-Driven Design
16 176 (5.92%) High Availability
17 172 (5.78%) Wealth Management
18 152 (5.11%) Inversion of Control
19 146 (4.91%) Performance Tuning
20 139 (4.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2,217 (74.52%) C#
2 905 (30.42%) Ruby
3 800 (26.89%) SQL
4 494 (16.61%) T-SQL
5 398 (13.38%) JavaScript
6 161 (5.41%) VB.NET
7 156 (5.24%) PowerShell
8 128 (4.30%) VB
9 92 (3.09%) F#
10 34 (1.14%) PL/SQL
11 31 (1.04%) VBA
12 25 (0.84%) C
12 25 (0.84%) Python
13 22 (0.74%) TypeScript
14 20 (0.67%) R
15 13 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 10 (0.34%) Java
17 7 (0.24%) C++
18 6 (0.20%) Shell Script
19 4 (0.13%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 94 (3.16%) Degree
2 65 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (1.24%) MCSE
4 19 (0.64%) Security Cleared
5 13 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 13 (0.44%) SC Cleared
6 11 (0.37%) MCSA
7 10 (0.34%) MCDBA
8 8 (0.27%) MCITP
9 7 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.24%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.24%) ISEB
10 6 (0.20%) CCNA
10 6 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 4 (0.13%) MCP
13 3 (0.10%) CCNP
13 3 (0.10%) MCAD
13 3 (0.10%) MCSD
13 3 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (1.31%) Data Quality
2 14 (0.47%) SLA
3 13 (0.44%) QA
4 10 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.17%) GDPR
7 4 (0.13%) PMO
8 3 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 82 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 54 (1.82%) Docker
3 49 (1.65%) Hyper-V
4 41 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (0.54%) vSphere
7 14 (0.47%) XenApp
8 13 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.30%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.17%) Squid
12 5 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.10%) XenServer
14 1 (0.034%) Firmware
14 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 78 (2.62%) Kibana
2 64 (2.15%) WSUS
3 58 (1.95%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 27 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
5 18 (0.61%) SCOM
6 14 (0.47%) SCCM
7 13 (0.44%) Puppet
8 8 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.24%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.20%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.17%) Kubernetes
11 5 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.13%) Ansible
12 4 (0.13%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.13%) CloudHub
12 4 (0.13%) Control-M
12 4 (0.13%) Endace
12 4 (0.13%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.13%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 768 (25.82%) Microsoft
2 306 (10.29%) Facebook
3 127 (4.27%) Google
4 79 (2.66%) Tableau
5 70 (2.35%) Oracle
6 68 (2.29%) VMware
7 56 (1.88%) Twitter
8 46 (1.55%) Citrix
9 39 (1.31%) Apple
10 38 (1.28%) Sony
10 38 (1.28%) Yahoo!
11 35 (1.18%) Cisco
12 23 (0.77%) RedGate
13 20 (0.67%) SAP
14 19 (0.64%) Cognos
15 16 (0.54%) Meraki
16 15 (0.50%) IBM
17 14 (0.47%) Alteryx
17 14 (0.47%) Capita
17 14 (0.47%) Xamarin