Period
to 20 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 359 262 213
Rank change year-on-year -97 -49 +540
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 1,043 2,026 2,811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 1.35% 1.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.10% 4.73% 5.31%
Number of salaries quoted 942 1,884 2,616
UK median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +23.53% -10.53%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £87,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00% -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 with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 33,619 42,843 52,894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.81% 28.64% 30.55%
Number of salaries quoted 27,603 35,189 43,854
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.38% +1.05%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Top 17 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 20 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
England -107 970 £47,500 -9.52% 186
London -90 571 £55,000 - 37
UK excluding London -92 432 £42,500 -15.00% 164
North of England -105 122 £40,000 -20.00% 49
South East -10 105 £47,500 +0.53% 45
East of England +40 71 £42,500 -22.73% 23
North West -138 68 £42,500 -15.00% 29
Midlands +19 66 £37,500 -15.25% 18
Yorkshire +39 51 £40,000 - 18
East Midlands +14 45 £35,000 -19.54% 8
South West +22 36 £42,500 +6.25% 14
West Midlands -3 21 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Wales +1 19 £41,250 -2.94% 5
Scotland +27 11 £47,500 +13.77% 9
North East +1 3 £41,250 +3.13% 2
Isle of Man - 2 £48,750 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £47,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 1,043 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 684 (65.58%) .NET
3 668 (64.05%) C#
4 578 (55.42%) ASP.NET
5 549 (52.64%) MVC
6 520 (49.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 495 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
8 465 (44.58%) Microsoft
9 441 (42.28%) TDD
10 432 (41.42%) SQL
11 416 (39.88%) Web Application Development
12 367 (35.19%) RESTful
13 352 (33.75%) BDD
14 343 (32.89%) ASP.NET Web API
15 320 (30.68%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 318 (30.49%) Azure
17 305 (29.24%) JavaScript
18 296 (28.38%) Scrum
19 281 (26.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 276 (26.46%) WCF
20 276 (26.46%) AngularJS
21 257 (24.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 256 (24.54%) SQL Server 2012
23 253 (24.26%) T-SQL
24 236 (22.63%) .NET Framework
25 219 (21.00%) Finance
26 213 (20.42%) Business Intelligence
27 212 (20.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
28 208 (19.94%) Windows
29 207 (19.85%) Greenfield Project

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 46 (4.41%) MS Exchange
2 39 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (3.64%) IIS
4 34 (3.26%) SharePoint
5 23 (2.21%) Umbraco
6 22 (2.11%) CMS
6 22 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (2.11%) EPiServer
7 21 (2.01%) DNN
7 21 (2.01%) Immediacy CMS
7 21 (2.01%) Kentico
7 21 (2.01%) Sitecore CMS
7 21 (2.01%) Sitefinity
8 16 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.77%) Apache
9 8 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (0.77%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.58%) nginx
11 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 54 (5.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (2.88%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.096%) Endur
4 1 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.096%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 318 (30.49%) Azure
2 124 (11.89%) AWS
3 97 (9.30%) Power Platform
4 59 (5.66%) Office 365
5 31 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
7 18 (1.73%) SaaS
8 9 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (0.86%) Data Lake Analytics
9 6 (0.58%) GCP
9 6 (0.58%) WhatsApp
10 5 (0.48%) IaaS
11 4 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.38%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.29%) Azure Machine Learning
13 2 (0.19%) GitHub
13 2 (0.19%) PaaS
13 2 (0.19%) Serverless
14 1 (0.096%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 111 (10.64%) Internet
2 38 (3.64%) DHCP
2 38 (3.64%) DNS
3 25 (2.40%) Firewall
4 23 (2.21%) SAN
5 22 (2.11%) TCP/IP
6 20 (1.92%) Broadband
7 14 (1.34%) VPN
8 11 (1.05%) NAS
8 11 (1.05%) VLAN
9 10 (0.96%) Hyperconnected
9 10 (0.96%) LAN
10 9 (0.86%) Network Security
10 9 (0.86%) VoIP
11 8 (0.77%) Skype
12 7 (0.67%) DSL
13 5 (0.48%) iSCSI
14 4 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (0.29%) NetScaler
16 2 (0.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,043 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 281 (26.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 257 (24.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 256 (24.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 188 (18.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 182 (17.45%) NoSQL
7 158 (15.15%) SQL Server 2014
8 134 (12.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 98 (9.40%) Data Warehouse
10 97 (9.30%) Power BI
11 75 (7.19%) MongoDB
12 59 (5.66%) Relational Database
13 54 (5.18%) SQL Server 2017
14 43 (4.12%) RavenDB
15 41 (3.93%) SQL Server 2005
16 34 (3.26%) MySQL
16 34 (3.26%) OLAP
17 32 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
18 27 (2.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 26 (2.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 191 (18.31%) Git (software)
2 62 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (3.16%) Visual Studio Team System
4 31 (2.97%) Selenium
5 30 (2.88%) SoapUI
6 23 (2.21%) Oracle Forms
7 21 (2.01%) Visual Studio
8 18 (1.73%) TeamCity
9 12 (1.15%) NUnit
10 9 (0.86%) Moq
11 7 (0.67%) Jenkins
11 7 (0.67%) MSTest
11 7 (0.67%) Rhino Mocks
12 6 (0.58%) JIRA
12 6 (0.58%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.48%) NSubstitute
13 5 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (0.38%) LINQPad
14 4 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 3 (0.29%) Jasmine
General
1 219 (21.00%) Finance
2 131 (12.56%) Games
3 79 (7.57%) Banking
4 62 (5.94%) Retail
5 36 (3.45%) Advertising
5 36 (3.45%) Marketing
6 25 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.44%) Legal
8 14 (1.34%) Music Industry
9 12 (1.15%) Back Office
10 10 (0.96%) Public Sector
11 8 (0.77%) Front Office
12 7 (0.67%) Billing
12 7 (0.67%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.58%) Law
13 6 (0.58%) Military
14 5 (0.48%) Automotive
15 4 (0.38%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.19%) Publishing
17 1 (0.096%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 774 (74.21%) Developer
2 550 (52.73%) .NET Developer
3 270 (25.89%) C# Developer
4 257 (24.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 149 (14.29%) DBA
6 143 (13.71%) ASP.NET Developer
6 143 (13.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 107 (10.26%) SQL DBA
8 96 (9.20%) Administrator
9 95 (9.11%) SQL Developer
10 78 (7.48%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 66 (6.33%) Junior
11 66 (6.33%) Junior Developer
12 63 (6.04%) Junior .NET Developer
13 47 (4.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 47 (4.51%) Games Developer
14 40 (3.84%) C# WPF Developer
14 40 (3.84%) WPF Developer
15 36 (3.45%) Internet Developer
15 36 (3.45%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 684 (65.58%) .NET
2 578 (55.42%) ASP.NET
3 520 (49.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 367 (35.19%) RESTful
5 343 (32.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 320 (30.68%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 276 (26.46%) AngularJS
7 276 (26.46%) WCF
8 236 (22.63%) .NET Framework
9 212 (20.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 184 (17.64%) Entity Framework
11 181 (17.35%) Node.js
12 155 (14.86%) Code First Entity Framework
13 145 (13.90%) KnockoutJS
14 144 (13.81%) CSS
15 130 (12.46%) HTML
16 118 (11.31%) Web Services
17 114 (10.93%) ASP.NET Core
17 114 (10.93%) WPF
18 85 (8.15%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 207 (19.85%) Greenfield Project
2 84 (8.05%) Enterprise Software
3 55 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (3.55%) Replication
5 33 (3.16%) Data Centre
6 22 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.01%) Tandem
8 19 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (1.44%) BBC
9 15 (1.44%) Clustering
10 11 (1.05%) Social Media
11 9 (0.86%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.77%) Reinsurance
13 5 (0.48%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.38%) FMCG
14 4 (0.38%) N-Tier
15 3 (0.29%) Derivative
15 3 (0.29%) e-Learning
15 3 (0.29%) EMC VNX
15 3 (0.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 208 (19.94%) Windows
2 88 (8.44%) Windows Server
3 61 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (5.37%) Linux
5 29 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (2.01%) Windows 10
7 16 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.86%) Android
8 9 (0.86%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.58%) CentOS
11 4 (0.38%) Fedora
12 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.096%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.096%) SUSE
13 1 (0.096%) Unix
13 1 (0.096%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 549 (52.64%) MVC
2 495 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
3 441 (42.28%) TDD
4 416 (39.88%) Web Application Development
5 352 (33.75%) BDD
6 296 (28.38%) Scrum
7 213 (20.42%) Business Intelligence
8 194 (18.60%) Kanban
9 191 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
10 171 (16.40%) Dependency Injection
11 103 (9.88%) MVVM
12 93 (8.92%) OO
13 91 (8.72%) DevOps
14 84 (8.05%) Performance Tuning
15 76 (7.29%) ETL
16 75 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
17 71 (6.81%) SDLC
18 63 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
19 57 (5.47%) High Availability
20 54 (5.18%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 668 (64.05%) C#
2 432 (41.42%) SQL
3 305 (29.24%) JavaScript
4 253 (24.26%) T-SQL
5 181 (17.35%) Ruby
6 64 (6.14%) PowerShell
7 31 (2.97%) VB.NET
8 30 (2.88%) X++
9 27 (2.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 27 (2.59%) Python
10 22 (2.11%) TypeScript
11 19 (1.82%) VBA
12 16 (1.53%) R
13 14 (1.34%) Java
13 14 (1.34%) VB
14 11 (1.05%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.86%) VBScript
16 8 (0.77%) F#
17 7 (0.67%) ES6
17 7 (0.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 85 (8.15%) Degree
2 42 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (2.68%) MCSA
4 22 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.34%) Oracle Certification
6 12 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (1.05%) MCSE
7 11 (1.05%) Security Cleared
8 9 (0.86%) MCP
8 9 (0.86%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.48%) CCNA
10 5 (0.48%) VCP5
11 4 (0.38%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.38%) OCP
12 3 (0.29%) MCITP
13 2 (0.19%) CCNP
14 1 (0.096%) CCDP
14 1 (0.096%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.096%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.74%) SLA
2 27 (2.59%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.77%) GDPR
4 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.29%) QA
5 3 (0.29%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.19%) EMIR
6 2 (0.19%) MiFID
7 1 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.096%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.096%) HL7
7 1 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 71 (6.81%) Active Directory
2 53 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (2.68%) vSphere
4 21 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (1.82%) XenApp
6 18 (1.73%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.05%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.67%) Docker
8 7 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.58%) Terminal Server
10 5 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.38%) Postfix
11 4 (0.38%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.096%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.096%) LXC
13 1 (0.096%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (1.92%) SCOM
2 15 (1.44%) Foglight
2 15 (1.44%) LiteSpeed
2 15 (1.44%) SCCM
3 13 (1.25%) Ansible
3 13 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.25%) Puppet
4 10 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
5 7 (0.67%) Backup Exec
5 7 (0.67%) Kibana
5 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (0.67%) Perfmon
6 3 (0.29%) Avamar
6 3 (0.29%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.29%) Terraform
6 3 (0.29%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.29%) WSUS
7 1 (0.096%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 465 (44.58%) Microsoft
2 76 (7.29%) VMware
3 69 (6.62%) Oracle
4 45 (4.31%) Facebook
5 34 (3.26%) Tableau
6 31 (2.97%) Citrix
7 29 (2.78%) HP
7 29 (2.78%) SAP
8 27 (2.59%) YouTube
9 25 (2.40%) Sitecore
10 21 (2.01%) Alterian
11 19 (1.82%) Cisco
12 18 (1.73%) Google
13 17 (1.63%) Axosoft
14 12 (1.15%) Veeam
15 11 (1.05%) Apple
15 11 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (1.05%) Sony
15 11 (1.05%) Yahoo!
16 10 (0.96%) RedGate