Period
to 31 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 442 419 153
Rank change year-on-year -23 -266 +148
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 236 525 2,260
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.48% 0.64% 2.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.81% 2.31% 7.54%
Number of salaries quoted 162 538 2,572
Median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £58,625 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% 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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 13,074 22,761 29,982
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 26.35% 27.60% 30.39%
Number of salaries quoted 10,665 18,386 25,151
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £53,931 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.71% +4.00% +5.26%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in the UK excluding London

SQL Server 2016
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2016 in the UK excluding London

SQL Server 2016
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the UK excluding London

SQL Server 2016
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 31 May 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
South East +54 73 £45,000 -5.26% 10
North of England -13 62 £48,750 +2.63% 5
North West -13 48 £50,000 - 2
East of England +63 35 £40,000 -17.95% 6
South West +86 27 £42,500 -2.86% 3
Midlands +48 23 £42,500 -2.30% 1
East Midlands +40 16 £42,500 -2.86% 1
Yorkshire +64 14 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Wales +11 12 £38,750 +6.90% 2
West Midlands +51 7 £47,500 +26.67%
Scotland +55 3 £52,250 +18.08% 3
Northern Ireland +18 1 £40,000 -15.79%
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 236 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 171 (72.46%) SQL
3 161 (68.22%) Microsoft
4 113 (47.88%) Azure
5 108 (45.76%) Windows
6 80 (33.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 76 (32.20%) T-SQL
7 76 (32.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 74 (31.36%) Business Intelligence
9 72 (30.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 71 (30.08%) Windows Server
11 66 (27.97%) SQL Server 2014
11 66 (27.97%) C#
12 65 (27.54%) VMware
13 61 (25.85%) .NET
14 57 (24.15%) Active Directory
15 50 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
16 49 (20.76%) VMware Infrastructure
17 48 (20.34%) Finance
18 47 (19.92%) IIS
19 45 (19.07%) vSphere
19 45 (19.07%) Windows Server 2012
19 45 (19.07%) Office 365
20 43 (18.22%) MVC
21 42 (17.80%) SQL Server 2008
22 41 (17.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 41 (17.37%) HP
23 40 (16.95%) Problem-Solving
24 39 (16.53%) ASP.NET
25 38 (16.10%) ETL

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 47 (19.92%) IIS
2 27 (11.44%) MS Exchange
3 24 (10.17%) SharePoint
4 20 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (5.93%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.69%) Apache
8 3 (1.27%) Apache Synapse
8 3 (1.27%) SAS
8 3 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (14.83%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (9.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.85%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (8.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.97%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.27%) NetSuite
3 3 (1.27%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 113 (47.88%) Azure
2 45 (19.07%) Office 365
3 31 (13.14%) Power Platform
4 26 (11.02%) AWS
5 18 (7.63%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (7.20%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (3.39%) SaaS
8 4 (1.69%) PowerApps
9 3 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (1.27%) Azure Machine Learning
9 3 (1.27%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.85%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.42%) Amazon Cognito
11 1 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.59%) Internet
2 18 (7.63%) Firewall
3 15 (6.36%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.93%) DHCP
5 13 (5.51%) NetScaler
6 12 (5.08%) DNS
6 12 (5.08%) LAN
7 11 (4.66%) VLAN
7 11 (4.66%) VoIP
8 8 (3.39%) SAN
9 3 (1.27%) Skype
10 2 (0.85%) Modbus
10 2 (0.85%) MQTT
10 2 (0.85%) Profibus
10 2 (0.85%) RS-232
10 2 (0.85%) RS-485
11 1 (0.42%) Intranet
11 1 (0.42%) NAS
11 1 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 80 (33.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 76 (32.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 72 (30.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 66 (27.97%) SQL Server 2014
6 42 (17.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 41 (17.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 35 (14.83%) Data Warehouse
9 31 (13.14%) Power BI
10 29 (12.29%) SQL Server 2017
11 27 (11.44%) MongoDB
12 23 (9.75%) Relational Database
13 17 (7.20%) Big Data
14 16 (6.78%) Hadoop
15 15 (6.36%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (6.36%) Azure SQL Database
16 14 (5.93%) HBase
16 14 (5.93%) KNIME
16 14 (5.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 12 (5.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (8.47%) Visual Studio
2 18 (7.63%) Git (software)
3 15 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (3.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (2.12%) Selenium
5 5 (2.12%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.69%) tSQLt
7 3 (1.27%) JIRA
8 2 (0.85%) Subversion
8 2 (0.85%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 48 (20.34%) Finance
2 14 (5.93%) Aerospace
3 9 (3.81%) Law
4 7 (2.97%) Back Office
4 7 (2.97%) Retail
5 6 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.69%) Legal
6 4 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.27%) Electronics
8 2 (0.85%) Marketing
8 2 (0.85%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.42%) Billing
9 1 (0.42%) Local Government
9 1 (0.42%) Police
Job Titles
1 83 (35.17%) Developer
2 37 (15.68%) DBA
3 27 (11.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (9.75%) SQL DBA
4 23 (9.75%) SQL Developer
5 22 (9.32%) Analyst
6 20 (8.47%) Senior Developer
7 19 (8.05%) C# Developer
8 18 (7.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (7.20%) .NET Developer
9 17 (7.20%) Data Engineer
9 17 (7.20%) Team Leader
10 15 (6.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 13 (5.51%) Software Developer
11 13 (5.51%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (5.08%) IT Support
13 11 (4.66%) Technical Engineer
14 10 (4.24%) Administrator
14 10 (4.24%) SQL Server DBA
15 9 (3.81%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (25.85%) .NET
2 39 (16.53%) ASP.NET
3 36 (15.25%) CSS
3 36 (15.25%) jQuery
4 30 (12.71%) HTML
5 25 (10.59%) XML
6 23 (9.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (9.32%) Web Services
8 21 (8.90%) .NET Framework
9 20 (8.47%) Ajax
10 17 (7.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 17 (7.20%) Entity Framework
11 15 (6.36%) AngularJS
12 14 (5.93%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (5.51%) HTML5
13 13 (5.51%) WCF
14 11 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 11 (4.66%) WSH
15 10 (4.24%) CSS3
15 10 (4.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.51%) CMDB
2 13 (5.51%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.66%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (4.24%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.54%) Reinsurance
7 5 (2.12%) Clustering
8 4 (1.69%) iPhone
8 4 (1.69%) Replication
9 3 (1.27%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.85%) CCTV
10 2 (0.85%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.85%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.42%) FMCG
11 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 108 (45.76%) Windows
2 71 (30.08%) Windows Server
3 45 (19.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (16.10%) Windows Server 2016
5 25 (10.59%) Linux
6 19 (8.05%) Windows 10
7 12 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (4.66%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (2.54%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.85%) Android
10 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.42%) AIX
11 1 (0.42%) HPUX
11 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (31.36%) Business Intelligence
2 50 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (18.22%) MVC
4 40 (16.95%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (16.10%) ETL
6 35 (14.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 34 (14.41%) CRM
8 32 (13.56%) Performance Tuning
9 24 (10.17%) Change Management
9 24 (10.17%) Scrum
10 23 (9.75%) Analytics
10 23 (9.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (8.05%) Data Modelling
11 19 (8.05%) DevOps
12 18 (7.63%) Artificial Intelligence
13 17 (7.20%) Machine Learning
14 16 (6.78%) OO
15 15 (6.36%) Business Analytics
15 15 (6.36%) Data Analytics
15 15 (6.36%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (72.46%) SQL
2 76 (32.20%) T-SQL
3 66 (27.97%) C#
4 37 (15.68%) JavaScript
5 27 (11.44%) PowerShell
6 20 (8.47%) Python
7 16 (6.78%) R
8 14 (5.93%) Perl
9 11 (4.66%) VBScript
10 10 (4.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 9 (3.81%) VB
11 9 (3.81%) VB6
12 8 (3.39%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.69%) X++
14 3 (1.27%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.27%) VBA
14 3 (1.27%) XQuery
15 2 (0.85%) C++
15 2 (0.85%) ES6
16 1 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (7.63%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.20%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.24%) MCSE
4 10 (4.24%) Oracle Certification
5 9 (3.81%) Degree
6 7 (2.97%) MCSA
7 5 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.69%) MCDBA
9 2 (0.85%) CCNA
9 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.85%) MCP
10 1 (0.42%) VCP6
10 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.20%) SLA
2 13 (5.51%) QA
3 3 (1.27%) GDPR
4 2 (0.85%) IFRS
4 2 (0.85%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 57 (24.15%) Active Directory
2 49 (20.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (19.07%) vSphere
4 33 (13.98%) Hyper-V
5 24 (10.17%) XenApp
6 21 (8.90%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (7.20%) Docker
8 13 (5.51%) XenDesktop
9 6 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.42%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (9.32%) Backup Exec
2 11 (4.66%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.27%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.85%) NetCrunch
5 1 (0.42%) Ansible
5 1 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.42%) SCCM
5 1 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 161 (68.22%) Microsoft
2 65 (27.54%) VMware
3 41 (17.37%) HP
4 32 (13.56%) Citrix
5 27 (11.44%) Veeam
6 26 (11.02%) Cisco
7 18 (7.63%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (7.20%) NetApp
9 16 (6.78%) Splunk
10 15 (6.36%) Oracle
10 15 (6.36%) Palo Alto
11 14 (5.93%) Symantec
12 13 (5.51%) Dell
12 13 (5.51%) EqualLogic
12 13 (5.51%) Juniper
12 13 (5.51%) Telerik
13 11 (4.66%) CommVault
13 11 (4.66%) McAfee
13 11 (4.66%) Sophos
13 11 (4.66%) Tableau