Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
England > North West
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 286 109 159
Rank change year-on-year -177 +50 +158
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 50 366 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.47% 3.00% 2.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.80% 9.48% 6.01%
Number of salaries quoted 49 362 268
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -9.09%
10th Percentile £30,750 £26,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.32% +5.56% -

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 2,778 3,860 4,577
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.36% 31.63% 34.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2,138 3,340 3,882
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,175 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019. 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 -129 32 £42,500 +6.25% 22
Cheshire -31 10 £40,500 -22.86% 6
Merseyside -24 4 £60,000 +71.43% 6
Lancashire -65 3 £35,000 - 6
Cumbria -6 1 - -
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 50 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (84.00%) SQL
3 26 (52.00%) Microsoft
4 25 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (42.00%) T-SQL
6 19 (38.00%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (38.00%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (34.00%) .NET
7 17 (34.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (32.00%) High Availability
9 15 (30.00%) Azure
9 15 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (26.00%) ETL
11 11 (22.00%) Windows
11 11 (22.00%) C#
11 11 (22.00%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (20.00%) HTML
13 9 (18.00%) .NET Framework
13 9 (18.00%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (16.00%) DevOps
14 8 (16.00%) Entity Framework
14 8 (16.00%) CSS
14 8 (16.00%) Project Management
15 7 (14.00%) Disaster Recovery
15 7 (14.00%) MVC
15 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
15 7 (14.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (14.00%) Power BI
15 7 (14.00%) Power Platform

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 5 (10.00%) IIS
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (30.00%) Azure
2 7 (14.00%) Power Platform
3 5 (10.00%) AWS
4 4 (8.00%) SaaS
5 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (2.00%) Firewall
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
1 1 (2.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (2.00%) LAN
1 1 (2.00%) NAS
1 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (2.00%) SAN
1 1 (2.00%) SSL
1 1 (2.00%) VLAN
1 1 (2.00%) VPN
1 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (38.00%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (34.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (22.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (14.00%) Power BI
8 7 (14.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (12.00%) Relational Database
9 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2017
10 4 (8.00%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (8.00%) DTS
10 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2019
11 3 (6.00%) OLAP
12 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
13 1 (2.00%) MySQL
13 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (2.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (12.00%) Retail
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Games
4 3 (6.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.00%) Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Housing Association
5 1 (2.00%) Law
5 1 (2.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (56.00%) Developer
2 14 (28.00%) DBA
2 14 (28.00%) SQL Developer
3 11 (22.00%) SQL DBA
4 8 (16.00%) Administrator
5 7 (14.00%) .NET Developer
6 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Database Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (8.00%) .NET Web Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Junior
8 4 (8.00%) Junior Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Senior Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Software Developer
8 4 (8.00%) SQL BI Developer
8 4 (8.00%) SQL Database Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Web Developer
9 3 (6.00%) SSIS Developer
9 3 (6.00%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.00%) .NET
2 10 (20.00%) HTML
3 9 (18.00%) .NET Framework
4 8 (16.00%) CSS
4 8 (16.00%) Entity Framework
5 6 (12.00%) jQuery
6 5 (10.00%) XML
7 4 (8.00%) AngularJS
7 4 (8.00%) HTML5
7 4 (8.00%) SOAP
8 3 (6.00%) .NET Core
8 3 (6.00%) ADO.NET
8 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
8 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (6.00%) WCF
9 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (4.00%) JSON
9 2 (4.00%) MDX
9 2 (4.00%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
1 6 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.00%) Clustering
2 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (32.00%) High Availability
3 13 (26.00%) ETL
4 9 (18.00%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (16.00%) DevOps
5 8 (16.00%) Project Management
6 7 (14.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (14.00%) MVC
7 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (12.00%) Data Visualisation
7 6 (12.00%) Visualisation
8 5 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (8.00%) Contingency Planning
9 4 (8.00%) Decision-Making
9 4 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (8.00%) Tech Ops
9 4 (8.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 42 (84.00%) SQL
2 21 (42.00%) T-SQL
3 11 (22.00%) C#
4 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.00%) Java
6 2 (4.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.00%) R
7 1 (2.00%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) MCSA
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.00%) GDPR
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 26 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.00%) Tableau
3 3 (6.00%) VMware
4 2 (4.00%) RedGate
4 2 (4.00%) Sun
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) Dell
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) IBM
5 1 (2.00%) NetApp
5 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.00%) Symantec
5 1 (2.00%) Veeam
5 1 (2.00%) Veritas