Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 703 491 365
Rank change year-on-year -212 -126 -154
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 253 300 1,202
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.46% 0.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.90% 1.66% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 200 235 1,157
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £50,500
Median % change year-on-year - -5.94% +10.99%
75th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £85,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% 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 28,240 18,023 37,213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 28.16% 27.65% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 19,232 14,951 31,117
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.64% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -164 78 £56,250 +7.14% 11
North of England -43 61 £41,250 -10.33% 5
Yorkshire -36 35 £40,000 -14.44% 3
South East -117 35 £42,000 -6.67% 7
Midlands -60 28 £40,000 -15.79% 3
South West -59 27 £43,250 +2.98% 4
North West -36 25 £45,000 - 2
West Midlands -47 18 £40,000 -27.27% 2
East of England -41 13 £57,500 +43.75% 3
East Midlands -48 10 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North East -21 1 £42,500 -8.11%
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 253 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 177 (69.96%) SQL
3 161 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 126 (49.80%) Azure
5 117 (46.25%) T-SQL
6 101 (39.92%) C#
7 99 (39.13%) .NET
8 90 (35.57%) Business Intelligence
9 88 (34.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 83 (32.81%) Power Platform
11 80 (31.62%) Finance
12 79 (31.23%) JavaScript
13 77 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
14 71 (28.06%) Power BI
15 64 (25.30%) Social Skills
16 62 (24.51%) DevOps
16 62 (24.51%) SQL Server 2012
17 61 (24.11%) Windows
18 60 (23.72%) SQL Server 2014
19 58 (22.92%) AWS
19 58 (22.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 53 (20.95%) Data Warehouse
21 50 (19.76%) MVC
22 49 (19.37%) Analytics
23 48 (18.97%) PowerShell
24 46 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
25 45 (17.79%) Microsoft 365
25 45 (17.79%) Analytical Skills
25 45 (17.79%) ASP.NET
26 44 (17.39%) ETL

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 37 (14.62%) SharePoint
2 27 (10.67%) IIS
3 14 (5.53%) CMS
3 14 (5.53%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.56%) Apache
5 6 (2.37%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.40%) Confluence
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (8.30%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.58%) Chatbot
4 3 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (5.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.16%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.79%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.40%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 126 (49.80%) Azure
2 83 (32.81%) Power Platform
3 58 (22.92%) AWS
4 45 (17.79%) Microsoft 365
5 21 (8.30%) SaaS
6 19 (7.51%) GCP
6 19 (7.51%) GitHub
7 17 (6.72%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (5.53%) Serverless
9 8 (3.16%) Azure Event Grid
9 8 (3.16%) Azure Functions
9 8 (3.16%) Azure Logic Apps
10 7 (2.77%) IaaS
11 5 (1.98%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (1.98%) Azure Service Fabric
12 4 (1.58%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 4 (1.58%) Azure LUIS
12 4 (1.58%) Azure Pipelines
12 4 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (1.19%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.74%) SAN
2 8 (3.16%) DHCP
2 8 (3.16%) DNS
3 7 (2.77%) Firewall
3 7 (2.77%) Internet
3 7 (2.77%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.37%) iSCSI
4 6 (2.37%) Skype
4 6 (2.37%) VPN
5 5 (1.98%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (1.98%) MPLS
6 4 (1.58%) NetScaler
6 4 (1.58%) VLAN
7 1 (0.40%) IMAP
7 1 (0.40%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.40%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.40%) SMTP
7 1 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 88 (34.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 71 (28.06%) Power BI
4 62 (24.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 60 (23.72%) SQL Server 2014
6 58 (22.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 53 (20.95%) Data Warehouse
8 46 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 37 (14.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 33 (13.04%) SQL Server 2019
11 27 (10.67%) Tableau
12 19 (7.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 18 (7.11%) MySQL
13 18 (7.11%) Relational Database
14 17 (6.72%) PowerPivot
15 12 (4.74%) Oracle Database
15 12 (4.74%) Oracle Database 12c
15 12 (4.74%) Oracle Exadata
15 12 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
15 12 (4.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 39 (15.42%) Visual Studio
2 25 (9.88%) Git (software)
3 20 (7.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (3.95%) Bitbucket
4 10 (3.95%) MSTest
5 5 (1.98%) git-flow
5 5 (1.98%) JMeter
5 5 (1.98%) Katalon Studio
5 5 (1.98%) Selenium
5 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (1.58%) JIRA
7 3 (1.19%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.19%) Subversion
8 2 (0.79%) Cypress.io
8 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.40%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.40%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.40%) Mocha
9 1 (0.40%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 80 (31.62%) Finance
2 64 (25.30%) Social Skills
3 45 (17.79%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (10.67%) Law
5 9 (3.56%) Retail
6 8 (3.16%) Presentation Skills
7 7 (2.77%) Public Sector
8 5 (1.98%) Games
9 4 (1.58%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.19%) Banking
10 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.40%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 136 (53.75%) Developer
2 58 (22.92%) .NET Developer
3 36 (14.23%) Analyst
3 36 (14.23%) SQL Developer
4 33 (13.04%) C# Developer
5 30 (11.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 28 (11.07%) DBA
7 27 (10.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 22 (8.70%) Administrator
8 22 (8.70%) SQL Server Developer
9 21 (8.30%) Applications Support
10 19 (7.51%) Applications Developer
11 17 (6.72%) Lead Developer
11 17 (6.72%) SQL DBA
12 14 (5.53%) .NET Applications Developer
12 14 (5.53%) C# Application Developer
12 14 (5.53%) Software Developer
13 13 (5.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 12 (4.74%) Database Developer
14 12 (4.74%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (39.13%) .NET
2 45 (17.79%) ASP.NET
3 39 (15.42%) CSS
4 38 (15.02%) HTML
5 36 (14.23%) .NET Framework
6 31 (12.25%) jQuery
7 30 (11.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 26 (10.28%) ASP.NET Web API
8 26 (10.28%) Web Services
9 25 (9.88%) .NET Core
10 22 (8.70%) React
11 21 (8.30%) AngularJS
12 13 (5.14%) RESTful
13 11 (4.35%) Kafka
13 11 (4.35%) MDX
13 11 (4.35%) SOAP
14 10 (3.95%) Entity Framework
15 9 (3.56%) JSON
16 8 (3.16%) REST
16 8 (3.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.72%) Clustering
1 17 (6.72%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (5.93%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.53%) Cloud Native
4 13 (5.14%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.56%) Legacy Systems
6 8 (3.16%) Analytical Mindset
7 7 (2.77%) FMCG
8 6 (2.37%) AS400
8 6 (2.37%) Reference Data
8 6 (2.37%) Replication
9 5 (1.98%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.98%) Taxonomies
10 4 (1.58%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.19%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.19%) Reinsurance
11 3 (1.19%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.79%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 61 (24.11%) Windows
2 42 (16.60%) Windows Server
3 35 (13.83%) Windows Server 2016
4 21 (8.30%) Windows 10
5 20 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (6.32%) Linux
7 13 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.77%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (1.98%) Unix
9 5 (1.98%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.79%) Android
10 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (35.57%) Business Intelligence
2 77 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (24.51%) DevOps
4 50 (19.76%) MVC
5 49 (19.37%) Analytics
6 44 (17.39%) ETL
7 42 (16.60%) Scrum
8 30 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (11.07%) Data Modelling
10 27 (10.67%) Business Analysis
11 25 (9.88%) Unit Testing
12 24 (9.49%) Migration
13 20 (7.91%) Machine Learning
14 19 (7.51%) Visualisation
15 18 (7.11%) Mentoring
15 18 (7.11%) Microservices
15 18 (7.11%) Project Management
16 17 (6.72%) CRM
16 17 (6.72%) Data Analysis
16 17 (6.72%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 177 (69.96%) SQL
2 117 (46.25%) T-SQL
3 101 (39.92%) C#
4 79 (31.23%) JavaScript
5 48 (18.97%) PowerShell
6 34 (13.44%) Python
7 16 (6.32%) VB
8 13 (5.14%) R
9 11 (4.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 11 (4.35%) VB.NET
10 10 (3.95%) Java
10 10 (3.95%) VBScript
11 8 (3.16%) C
11 8 (3.16%) PL/SQL
11 8 (3.16%) VBA
11 8 (3.16%) X++
12 7 (2.77%) Perl
12 7 (2.77%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.58%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.40%) JSX
Qualifications
1 33 (13.04%) Degree
2 19 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (5.53%) MCSA
4 10 (3.95%) MCSE
5 8 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (1.98%) CCA
6 5 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.58%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.58%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.19%) CCNA
8 3 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.19%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.30%) GDPR
1 21 (8.30%) QA
2 7 (2.77%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.40%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 23 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (6.32%) vSphere
3 12 (4.74%) Oracle RAC
3 12 (4.74%) XenApp
4 8 (3.16%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.98%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.58%) Docker
7 3 (1.19%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (4.74%) Oracle RMAN
2 8 (3.16%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.19%) SCCM
5 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.79%) SCOM
6 1 (0.40%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.40%) Nessus
6 1 (0.40%) NetApp OnCommand
6 1 (0.40%) ServerView Suite
6 1 (0.40%) Terraform
6 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 161 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.46%) VMware
3 24 (9.49%) Citrix
4 20 (7.91%) Google
5 16 (6.32%) IBM
5 16 (6.32%) Oracle
6 12 (4.74%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (4.35%) NetApp
8 10 (3.95%) Atlassian
9 9 (3.56%) Nintex
10 8 (3.16%) Telerik
11 5 (1.98%) Aareon
11 5 (1.98%) Cisco
11 5 (1.98%) Dell
11 5 (1.98%) EMC
11 5 (1.98%) SAP
11 5 (1.98%) Sophos
11 5 (1.98%) Sun
11 5 (1.98%) Sybase
12 4 (1.58%) Veeam