Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 265 206 676
Rank change year-on-year -59 +470 +567
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 1,923 2,941 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.68% 0.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.49% 5.48% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,788 2,745 549
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £33,700
90th Percentile £90,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -7.69%

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 42,788 53,627 52,656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.62% 30.62% 29.98%
Number of salaries quoted 35,162 44,641 44,967
UK median annual salary £52,095 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Top 16 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 17 February 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
England -53 1,843 £52,500 +23.53% 375
London +274 1,131 £55,000 +4.76% 108
UK excluding London -200 733 £50,000 +17.65% 282
North of England -27 375 £50,000 +17.65% 95
North West +18 316 £50,000 +17.65% 63
South East -248 154 £45,500 +7.06% 74
Midlands -120 82 £43,500 +8.75% 38
East of England -134 72 £65,000 +44.44% 30
East Midlands -91 54 £44,250 +10.63% 24
Yorkshire -46 50 £40,000 -5.88% 27
West Midlands -51 28 £42,500 +6.25% 14
South West -141 26 £41,250 +3.13% 30
Scotland -50 17 £41,750 -7.22% 7
Wales -38 9 £42,500 +6.25% 7
North East -41 9 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Northern Ireland -15 1 £47,500 +18.75% 1

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 1,923 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1,353 (70.36%) C#
3 1,341 (69.73%) .NET
4 1,094 (56.89%) Agile Software Development
5 1,045 (54.34%) MVC
6 1,043 (54.24%) ASP.NET
7 1,039 (54.03%) TDD
8 985 (51.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 916 (47.63%) Web Application Development
10 794 (41.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 763 (39.68%) BDD
12 730 (37.96%) RESTful
13 691 (35.93%) Scrum
14 674 (35.05%) SQL
15 619 (32.19%) Microsoft
16 575 (29.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 537 (27.93%) WCF
18 519 (26.99%) Microsoft Azure
19 513 (26.68%) JavaScript
20 507 (26.37%) Dependency Injection
21 500 (26.00%) AngularJS
22 489 (25.43%) Continuous Integration
23 480 (24.96%) Kanban
24 451 (23.45%) Finance
25 434 (22.57%) .NET Framework
26 428 (22.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 401 (20.85%) Greenfield Project
28 389 (20.23%) Git (software)
29 377 (19.60%) T-SQL
30 372 (19.34%) Ruby

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 62 (3.22%) Tomcat
2 56 (2.91%) Apache
3 41 (2.13%) IIS
4 40 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
5 34 (1.77%) SharePoint
6 27 (1.40%) Apache Solr
7 26 (1.35%) CMS
7 26 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
8 25 (1.30%) DNN
8 25 (1.30%) EPiServer
8 25 (1.30%) Immediacy CMS
8 25 (1.30%) Kentico
8 25 (1.30%) Sitefinity
8 25 (1.30%) Umbraco
9 17 (0.88%) MS Exchange
10 10 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.31%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 56 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.052%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.26%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.10%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 519 (26.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (3.43%) SaaS
4 41 (2.13%) Office 365
5 17 (0.88%) Data Lake Analytics
6 16 (0.83%) Azure Machine Learning
7 9 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
7 9 (0.47%) GitHub
7 9 (0.47%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.31%) PaaS
9 5 (0.26%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.26%) npm
9 5 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.21%) Yammer
11 3 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.10%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.052%) IaaS
13 1 (0.052%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 259 (13.47%) Internet
2 82 (4.26%) DNS
3 56 (2.91%) SAN
4 52 (2.70%) Hyperconnected
5 50 (2.60%) Broadband
6 43 (2.24%) Firewall
7 37 (1.92%) DHCP
8 34 (1.77%) HTTP
9 32 (1.66%) VPN
10 29 (1.51%) SSL
11 26 (1.35%) iSCSI
12 25 (1.30%) TCP/IP
13 21 (1.09%) LAN
13 21 (1.09%) NAS
13 21 (1.09%) WAN
14 19 (0.99%) VLAN
15 17 (0.88%) VoIP
16 9 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (0.47%) WLAN
17 8 (0.42%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,923 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 366 (19.03%) NoSQL
3 347 (18.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 327 (17.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 273 (14.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 253 (13.16%) SQL Server 2014
7 234 (12.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 201 (10.45%) Data Warehouse
9 182 (9.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 167 (8.68%) MongoDB
11 132 (6.86%) Power BI
12 118 (6.14%) RavenDB
13 103 (5.36%) Relational Database
14 79 (4.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 67 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
16 59 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
17 52 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
18 38 (1.98%) OLAP
19 36 (1.87%) RDBMS
20 30 (1.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 389 (20.23%) Git (software)
2 105 (5.46%) Visual Studio
3 87 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 76 (3.95%) NUnit
5 52 (2.70%) MSTest
6 46 (2.39%) Visual Studio Team System
7 42 (2.18%) TeamCity
8 38 (1.98%) Subversion
9 33 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
10 27 (1.40%) JIRA
10 27 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
11 21 (1.09%) Selenium
12 12 (0.62%) Moq
13 10 (0.52%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.36%) AccuRev
14 7 (0.36%) Rhino Mocks
14 7 (0.36%) SoapUI
15 6 (0.31%) GitLab
15 6 (0.31%) Jenkins
15 6 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 451 (23.45%) Finance
2 231 (12.01%) Games
3 111 (5.77%) Banking
4 105 (5.46%) Advertising
5 89 (4.63%) Marketing
6 68 (3.54%) Retail
7 53 (2.76%) Telecoms
8 31 (1.61%) Music Industry
9 11 (0.57%) Back Office
9 11 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.52%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.47%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.36%) Billing
12 7 (0.36%) Law
12 7 (0.36%) Legal
13 5 (0.26%) Automotive
14 4 (0.21%) Military
15 3 (0.16%) French Language
16 2 (0.10%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,500 (78.00%) Developer
2 1,191 (61.93%) .NET Developer
3 601 (31.25%) C# Developer
4 568 (29.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 265 (13.78%) ASP.NET Developer
6 262 (13.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 212 (11.02%) WPF Developer
8 208 (10.82%) DBA
9 194 (10.09%) C# WPF Developer
10 183 (9.52%) SQL DBA
11 159 (8.27%) SQL Developer
12 132 (6.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 107 (5.56%) Internet Developer
14 101 (5.25%) Senior Developer
15 97 (5.04%) SQL Server DBA
16 93 (4.84%) Administrator
17 84 (4.37%) Agile .NET Developer
17 84 (4.37%) Agile C# Developer
17 84 (4.37%) Agile Developer
18 83 (4.32%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,341 (69.73%) .NET
2 1,043 (54.24%) ASP.NET
3 985 (51.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 794 (41.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 730 (37.96%) RESTful
6 575 (29.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 537 (27.93%) WCF
8 500 (26.00%) AngularJS
9 434 (22.57%) .NET Framework
10 428 (22.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 361 (18.77%) Node.js
12 356 (18.51%) WPF
13 308 (16.02%) KnockoutJS
14 292 (15.18%) Entity Framework
15 234 (12.17%) ASP.NET Core
16 223 (11.60%) Code First Entity Framework
17 222 (11.54%) HTML
18 210 (10.92%) CSS
19 193 (10.04%) .NET Core
20 154 (8.01%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 401 (20.85%) Greenfield Project
2 167 (8.68%) Enterprise Software
3 96 (4.99%) Fintech
4 92 (4.78%) Clustering
5 84 (4.37%) Replication
6 74 (3.85%) Tandem
7 69 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
8 64 (3.33%) Data Centre
9 59 (3.07%) BBC
9 59 (3.07%) Social Media
10 51 (2.65%) Social Network
11 39 (2.03%) Reinsurance
12 36 (1.87%) Digital TV
13 33 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
14 26 (1.35%) User Experience
15 23 (1.20%) Management Information System
16 20 (1.04%) Reference Data
17 18 (0.94%) Data Structures
18 17 (0.88%) CCTV
19 15 (0.78%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 327 (17.00%) Windows
2 153 (7.96%) Windows Server
3 80 (4.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (1.92%) Linux
6 13 (0.68%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.36%) CentOS
7 7 (0.36%) Windows 2000
8 6 (0.31%) Unix
9 5 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.26%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.21%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.10%) Debian
11 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.052%) Android
12 1 (0.052%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.052%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,094 (56.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1,045 (54.34%) MVC
3 1,039 (54.03%) TDD
4 916 (47.63%) Web Application Development
5 763 (39.68%) BDD
6 691 (35.93%) Scrum
7 507 (26.37%) Dependency Injection
8 489 (25.43%) Continuous Integration
9 480 (24.96%) Kanban
10 313 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
11 297 (15.44%) MVVM
12 219 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
13 207 (10.76%) OO
14 181 (9.41%) ETL
15 172 (8.94%) Asset Management
16 158 (8.22%) Performance Tuning
17 152 (7.90%) High Availability
18 104 (5.41%) ITIL
19 96 (4.99%) Analytics
20 81 (4.21%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 1,353 (70.36%) C#
2 674 (35.05%) SQL
3 513 (26.68%) JavaScript
4 377 (19.60%) T-SQL
5 372 (19.34%) Ruby
6 135 (7.02%) PowerShell
7 59 (3.07%) Java
8 37 (1.92%) VB.NET
9 36 (1.87%) PL/SQL
10 33 (1.72%) F#
11 31 (1.61%) R
12 30 (1.56%) Python
12 30 (1.56%) VB
13 22 (1.14%) VBA
14 7 (0.36%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.26%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 4 (0.21%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.16%) C
17 3 (0.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 148 (7.70%) Degree
2 78 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (2.76%) MCSA
4 37 (1.92%) Security Cleared
5 36 (1.87%) SC Cleared
6 25 (1.30%) MCSE
7 21 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (1.09%) MCP
8 17 (0.88%) Sun Certification
9 16 (0.83%) MCITP
10 14 (0.73%) MCDBA
11 10 (0.52%) CCNA
11 10 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
13 7 (0.36%) OCP
14 5 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.16%) RHCA
16 2 (0.10%) CCNP
16 2 (0.10%) DBS Check
16 2 (0.10%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.55%) GDPR
2 43 (2.24%) Data Quality
3 42 (2.18%) Cyber Essentials
3 42 (2.18%) HIPAA
3 42 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (1.98%) SLA
5 23 (1.20%) QA
6 7 (0.36%) PMO
7 3 (0.16%) HL7
7 3 (0.16%) IFRS
7 3 (0.16%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.052%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 113 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 76 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (2.50%) Docker
4 38 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (0.99%) XenApp
7 15 (0.78%) DFS Replication
7 15 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.62%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.57%) vSphere
10 6 (0.31%) Squid
11 5 (0.26%) NFS
11 5 (0.26%) VMFS
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 55 (2.86%) Ansible
2 50 (2.60%) Puppet
3 49 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
5 33 (1.72%) Kibana
6 28 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
6 28 (1.46%) SCOM
7 27 (1.40%) Kubernetes
8 25 (1.30%) SCCM
9 23 (1.20%) Nagios
10 17 (0.88%) Backup Exec
11 16 (0.83%) Perfmon
12 9 (0.47%) SCOrch
12 9 (0.47%) SCVMM
13 8 (0.42%) Terraform
14 7 (0.36%) SQL Sentry
15 6 (0.31%) Data Guard
15 6 (0.31%) WSUS
16 5 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
16 5 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 619 (32.19%) Microsoft
2 210 (10.92%) Facebook
3 140 (7.28%) Oracle
4 110 (5.72%) Google
5 103 (5.36%) VMware
6 59 (3.07%) Apple
6 59 (3.07%) Sony
6 59 (3.07%) Yahoo!
7 53 (2.76%) Tableau
8 51 (2.65%) Twitter
9 50 (2.60%) Cisco
10 49 (2.55%) Splunk
11 42 (2.18%) SAP
12 41 (2.13%) Veeam
13 35 (1.82%) RedGate
14 33 (1.72%) HP
15 26 (1.35%) Sitecore
16 25 (1.30%) Alterian
16 25 (1.30%) Dell
16 25 (1.30%) NetApp