Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 769 653 378
Rank change year-on-year -116 -275 -111
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 311 121 1,018
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.19% 0.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.90% 0.70% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 244 95 916
10th Percentile £38,637 £35,100 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,375 £40,625 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £46,865 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.96% -1.34% -9.52%
75th Percentile £65,313 £57,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £74,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -15.00%

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 34,404 17,283 34,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.72% 27.44% 27.11%
Number of salaries quoted 21,541 14,619 28,195
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2016.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2016 over the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -101 294 £52,000 +10.96% 44
UK excluding London -99 182 £45,000 - 32
London -157 116 £65,000 +18.18% 12
Work from Home -137 86 £45,000 -2.70% 8
North of England -96 49 £45,000 - 11
South East -97 47 £50,000 +11.11% 14
Midlands -61 38 £43,000 +7.50% 5
West Midlands -37 31 £43,000 -11.34% 5
North West -77 27 £52,500 +16.67% 5
South West -38 20 £51,500 +14.44% 1
East of England -83 18 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire -91 13 £45,000 +28.57% 6
North East -15 9 £40,000 -1.23%
East Midlands -52 7 £40,000 +3.90%
Wales -46 4 - -
Scotland - 4 £60,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 311 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 228 (73.31%) SQL
3 185 (59.49%) Microsoft
4 167 (53.70%) Azure
5 160 (51.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 130 (41.80%) Business Intelligence
7 122 (39.23%) T-SQL
8 111 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
9 99 (31.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 91 (29.26%) C#
11 88 (28.30%) Power Platform
12 87 (27.97%) Power BI
13 86 (27.65%) DevOps
13 86 (27.65%) Data Warehouse
14 83 (26.69%) Problem-Solving
15 70 (22.51%) ETL
16 66 (21.22%) JavaScript
16 66 (21.22%) Visual Studio
17 64 (20.58%) Windows
18 63 (20.26%) .NET
19 62 (19.94%) Finance
19 62 (19.94%) Social Skills
20 61 (19.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 60 (19.29%) Git (software)
22 56 (18.01%) PowerShell
23 53 (17.04%) Data Management
24 50 (16.08%) GDPR
24 50 (16.08%) SQL Server 2014
25 48 (15.43%) Windows Server
25 48 (15.43%) OLAP

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 24 (7.72%) SharePoint
2 19 (6.11%) IIS
3 10 (3.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (2.25%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.93%) Liferay
6 5 (1.61%) Apache
7 1 (0.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (7.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.29%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.32%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.96%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.32%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.32%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 167 (53.70%) Azure
2 88 (28.30%) Power Platform
3 46 (14.79%) AWS
4 34 (10.93%) Microsoft 365
5 25 (8.04%) GitHub
6 14 (4.50%) SaaS
7 12 (3.86%) Azure Data Factory
8 11 (3.54%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (3.22%) Serverless
10 7 (2.25%) PaaS
11 6 (1.93%) Azure Functions
11 6 (1.93%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 6 (1.93%) Snowflake
12 4 (1.29%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 4 (1.29%) Azure Logic Apps
12 4 (1.29%) Azure LUIS
12 4 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.29%) GCP
12 4 (1.29%) IaaS
12 4 (1.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.75%) Firewall
2 10 (3.22%) SAN
3 9 (2.89%) DNS
4 8 (2.57%) DHCP
5 7 (2.25%) VLAN
6 6 (1.93%) HTTP
6 6 (1.93%) LAN
6 6 (1.93%) SNMP
6 6 (1.93%) WAN
6 6 (1.93%) Wireless
7 4 (1.29%) Internet
7 4 (1.29%) Kerberos
7 4 (1.29%) SSL
7 4 (1.29%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.64%) VoIP
9 2 (0.64%) VPN
10 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 160 (51.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 99 (31.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 87 (27.97%) Power BI
5 86 (27.65%) Data Warehouse
6 61 (19.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 50 (16.08%) SQL Server 2014
8 48 (15.43%) OLAP
9 35 (11.25%) SQL Server 2019
10 33 (10.61%) Oracle OLAP
10 33 (10.61%) SQL Server 2012
11 29 (9.32%) SQL Server 2008
12 28 (9.00%) Azure SQL Database
13 27 (8.68%) PostgreSQL
14 25 (8.04%) Oracle Reports
14 25 (8.04%) SSDT
15 24 (7.72%) Relational Database
16 22 (7.07%) SQL Server 2017
17 19 (6.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 19 (6.11%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 66 (21.22%) Visual Studio
2 60 (19.29%) Git (software)
3 27 (8.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (8.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 24 (7.72%) JIRA
6 20 (6.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 11 (3.54%) NUnit
8 9 (2.89%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (1.93%) Postman
10 5 (1.61%) Android Studio
10 5 (1.61%) tSQLt
11 4 (1.29%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.29%) T4 Templates
12 3 (0.96%) MSTest
12 3 (0.96%) Subversion
13 2 (0.64%) ReSharper
14 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
14 1 (0.32%) Selenium
14 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
14 1 (0.32%) Vagrant
General
1 62 (19.94%) Finance
1 62 (19.94%) Social Skills
2 28 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.47%) Banking
4 15 (4.82%) Law
5 8 (2.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 8 (2.57%) Legal
5 8 (2.57%) Presentation Skills
6 6 (1.93%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.61%) Retail
8 4 (1.29%) Marketing
8 4 (1.29%) Police
8 4 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.96%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) Back Office
11 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 165 (53.05%) Developer
2 55 (17.68%) SQL Developer
3 50 (16.08%) DBA
4 36 (11.58%) Administrator
5 35 (11.25%) Senior Developer
6 32 (10.29%) SQL DBA
7 31 (9.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 24 (7.72%) .NET Developer
8 24 (7.72%) Data Engineer
8 24 (7.72%) Senior DBA
9 18 (5.79%) SQL BI Developer
10 17 (5.47%) Lead Developer
11 15 (4.82%) Database Developer
11 15 (4.82%) Full Stack Developer
12 14 (4.50%) Analyst
13 13 (4.18%) SQL Database Developer
14 12 (3.86%) Software Developer
14 12 (3.86%) Tableau Developer
15 11 (3.54%) Applications Support
16 10 (3.22%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (20.26%) .NET
2 46 (14.79%) CSS
3 45 (14.47%) HTML
4 38 (12.22%) Web Services
5 37 (11.90%) .NET Framework
6 36 (11.58%) ASP.NET Web API
7 33 (10.61%) ASP.NET
7 33 (10.61%) jQuery
8 29 (9.32%) HTML5
9 27 (8.68%) Entity Framework
10 26 (8.36%) MDX
11 24 (7.72%) .NET Core
11 24 (7.72%) AngularJS
12 20 (6.43%) CSS3
12 20 (6.43%) React
13 19 (6.11%) REST
13 19 (6.11%) RESTful
13 19 (6.11%) WCF
14 18 (5.79%) WPF
15 17 (5.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.65%) Management Information System
2 27 (8.68%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (8.04%) Data Protection Act
4 22 (7.07%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (6.75%) Clustering
6 15 (4.82%) User Experience
7 11 (3.54%) Replication
8 9 (2.89%) Reinsurance
9 8 (2.57%) Cloud Native
9 8 (2.57%) Reference Data
10 5 (1.61%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.29%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.29%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.29%) Taxonomies
12 3 (0.96%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.64%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.64%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 64 (20.58%) Windows
2 48 (15.43%) Windows Server
3 24 (7.72%) Windows Server 2016
4 19 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (5.79%) Linux
6 15 (4.82%) Windows Server 2019
7 11 (3.54%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.25%) Android
10 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.32%) CentOS
11 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (41.80%) Business Intelligence
2 111 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (27.65%) DevOps
4 83 (26.69%) Problem-Solving
5 70 (22.51%) ETL
6 53 (17.04%) Data Management
7 44 (14.15%) Performance Tuning
8 42 (13.50%) MVC
9 40 (12.86%) Analytics
9 40 (12.86%) SDLC
10 35 (11.25%) Data Modelling
11 34 (10.93%) Software Engineering
12 33 (10.61%) Disaster Recovery
13 30 (9.65%) Data Architecture
13 30 (9.65%) Unit Testing
14 28 (9.00%) Migration
15 26 (8.36%) Data Extraction
16 25 (8.04%) CI/CD
16 25 (8.04%) Data Protection
16 25 (8.04%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 228 (73.31%) SQL
2 122 (39.23%) T-SQL
3 91 (29.26%) C#
4 66 (21.22%) JavaScript
5 56 (18.01%) PowerShell
6 46 (14.79%) Python
7 33 (10.61%) R
8 26 (8.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 19 (6.11%) VBA
10 12 (3.86%) TypeScript
11 10 (3.22%) Java
12 6 (1.93%) Groovy
12 6 (1.93%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.61%) C
13 5 (1.61%) VB
13 5 (1.61%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.29%) Perl
15 2 (0.64%) VBScript
15 2 (0.64%) XAML
16 1 (0.32%) Bash
Qualifications
1 36 (11.58%) Degree
2 6 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.61%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.29%) AWS Certification
4 4 (1.29%) MCSA
4 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (16.08%) GDPR
2 12 (3.86%) QA
3 5 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (10.61%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (2.57%) Docker
3 8 (2.57%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.93%) vSphere
6 4 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.29%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.32%) Ansible
4 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.32%) NetCrunch
4 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 185 (59.49%) Microsoft
2 36 (11.58%) Oracle
3 24 (7.72%) VMware
4 19 (6.11%) Sage
5 12 (3.86%) Citrix
6 8 (2.57%) HP
7 7 (2.25%) Telerik
8 6 (1.93%) Cisco
8 6 (1.93%) Civica
8 6 (1.93%) EqualLogic
9 5 (1.61%) Aderant
9 5 (1.61%) Databricks
9 5 (1.61%) iManage
9 5 (1.61%) Intapp
9 5 (1.61%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.61%) SonicWALL
9 5 (1.61%) Sophos
9 5 (1.61%) Splunk
9 5 (1.61%) Veritas
10 4 (1.29%) Salesforce.com