Period
to 26 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
England > North West
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 234 94 124
Rank change year-on-year -140 +30 +179
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 66 327 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.77% 3.12% 2.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.71% 10.48% 8.26%
Number of salaries quoted 48 324 318
North West median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £32,425 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +23.53% -10.53%

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 the North West with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 2,431 3,120 4,155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 28.21% 29.74% 32.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,942 2,677 3,484
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,166 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in the North West

SQL Server 2016
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in the North West.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2016 in the North West

SQL Server 2016
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in the North West over the 6 months to 26 January 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the North West

SQL Server 2016
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 26 January 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
Manchester -134 17 £45,000 -10.00% 16
Cheshire -33 15 £47,500 -13.64% 8
Lancashire +4 14 £35,000 - 4
Merseyside +17 11 £50,000 +8.11% 4
Cumbria - 9 £37,500 - 1
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 North West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 66 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 35 (53.03%) Microsoft
3 30 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (43.94%) SQL
5 26 (39.39%) C#
5 26 (39.39%) .NET
6 25 (37.88%) MVC
6 25 (37.88%) ASP.NET
7 24 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 23 (34.85%) Azure
9 20 (30.30%) Web Application Development
9 20 (30.30%) AngularJS
10 18 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
10 18 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (25.76%) SQL Server 2014
11 17 (25.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (24.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 15 (22.73%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (22.73%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (22.73%) TDD
13 15 (22.73%) Scrum
14 14 (21.21%) RESTful
14 14 (21.21%) Relational Database
14 14 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 13 (19.70%) BDD
15 13 (19.70%) Cloud Computing
15 13 (19.70%) Internet
16 12 (18.18%) JavaScript
17 11 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
18 10 (15.15%) HTML

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (12.12%) IIS
2 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (34.85%) Azure
2 13 (19.70%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.03%) AWS
4 2 (3.03%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.52%) Office 365
5 1 (1.52%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.70%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) DHCP
2 1 (1.52%) DNS
2 1 (1.52%) Hyperconnected
2 1 (1.52%) Intranet
2 1 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (25.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (25.76%) SQL Server 2014
4 14 (21.21%) Relational Database
5 10 (15.15%) SQL Server 2017
5 10 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (12.12%) Oracle Database
7 8 (12.12%) RDBMS
7 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (10.61%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (10.61%) MongoDB
8 7 (10.61%) RavenDB
8 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (7.58%) NoSQL
10 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (3.03%) DTS
11 2 (3.03%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.52%) MSTest
2 1 (1.52%) NUnit
General
1 10 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Games
3 3 (4.55%) Advertising
4 2 (3.03%) Law
4 2 (3.03%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Billing
5 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Music Industry
5 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (48.48%) Developer
2 26 (39.39%) DBA
3 24 (36.36%) .NET Developer
4 19 (28.79%) Administrator
4 19 (28.79%) SQL DBA
5 6 (9.09%) Team Leader
6 5 (7.58%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (7.58%) C# Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Internet Developer
7 4 (6.06%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (4.55%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Database Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
8 3 (4.55%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
8 3 (4.55%) SQL Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.03%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (39.39%) .NET
2 25 (37.88%) ASP.NET
3 24 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 20 (30.30%) AngularJS
5 16 (24.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 15 (22.73%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 14 (21.21%) RESTful
8 10 (15.15%) CSS
8 10 (15.15%) HTML
9 9 (13.64%) CSS3
9 9 (13.64%) HTML5
10 8 (12.12%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (9.09%) .NET Core
11 6 (9.09%) Node.js
12 5 (7.58%) .NET Framework
12 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET Core
13 4 (6.06%) WCF
14 3 (4.55%) Entity Framework
14 3 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.03%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.03%) Replication
6 1 (1.52%) BBC
6 1 (1.52%) CCTV
6 1 (1.52%) Clustering
6 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.52%) FMCG
6 1 (1.52%) Social Media
6 1 (1.52%) Social Network
6 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.12%) Windows
1 8 (12.12%) Windows Server
2 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) Android
3 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.88%) MVC
3 20 (30.30%) Web Application Development
4 18 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
5 15 (22.73%) Capacity Planning
5 15 (22.73%) Scrum
5 15 (22.73%) TDD
6 13 (19.70%) BDD
7 11 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (15.15%) High Availability
9 9 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (12.12%) CRM
10 8 (12.12%) Dependency Injection
10 8 (12.12%) ETL
10 8 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (10.61%) Kanban
11 7 (10.61%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 29 (43.94%) SQL
2 26 (39.39%) C#
3 12 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.64%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.58%) Ruby
6 2 (3.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
2 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) Degree
4 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.52%) SCCM
1 1 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (1.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (53.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.64%) Oracle
2 9 (13.64%) VMware
3 6 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (7.58%) Facebook
5 2 (3.03%) YouTube
6 1 (1.52%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.52%) Apple
6 1 (1.52%) Google
6 1 (1.52%) Sony
6 1 (1.52%) Symantec
6 1 (1.52%) Tableau
6 1 (1.52%) Twitter
6 1 (1.52%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.52%) Yahoo!