Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 296 937
Rank change year-on-year +60 +641 +349
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 2,414 2,057 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.46% 1.18% 0.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.97% 3.87% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,313 1,866 290
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -8.60% -15.45%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% -14.29%

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 48,595 53,165 56,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.49% 30.48% 29.63%
Number of salaries quoted 39,668 43,675 47,855
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Top 15 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 22 October 2018. 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 +52 2,302 £50,000 +17.65% 303
London +290 1,188 £55,000 +4.76% 115
UK excluding London -60 1,180 £45,000 +12.50% 208
North of England +12 423 £47,500 +18.75% 55
North West +47 351 £50,000 +25.00% 40
South East -101 306 £44,000 +10.00% 59
East of England -8 159 £47,500 +5.56% 18
Midlands -56 150 £42,500 - 34
East Midlands -48 90 £42,500 -10.53% 18
South West -63 76 £40,000 - 23
Yorkshire -39 61 £40,000 -5.88% 15
West Midlands -40 60 £44,000 +10.00% 16
Scotland +1 42 £50,000 +42.86% 9
Wales -13 24 £42,500 +6.25% 10
North East -6 11 £42,500 +14.86%

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 2,414 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1,787 (74.03%) .NET
3 1,783 (73.86%) C#
4 1,493 (61.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1,437 (59.53%) ASP.NET
6 1,422 (58.91%) MVC
7 1,387 (57.46%) TDD
8 1,356 (56.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1,293 (53.56%) Web Application Development
10 1,086 (44.99%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1,047 (43.37%) BDD
12 1,029 (42.63%) RESTful
13 907 (37.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 835 (34.59%) Scrum
15 765 (31.69%) WCF
16 738 (30.57%) SQL
17 694 (28.75%) AngularJS
18 688 (28.50%) Microsoft
19 676 (28.00%) Dependency Injection
20 596 (24.69%) JavaScript
20 596 (24.69%) .NET Framework
21 595 (24.65%) Continuous Integration
21 595 (24.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 584 (24.19%) Kanban
23 581 (24.07%) Ruby
24 569 (23.57%) Git (software)
25 568 (23.53%) Node.js
26 560 (23.20%) Finance
27 559 (23.16%) Microsoft Azure
28 552 (22.87%) NoSQL

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 79 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
2 45 (1.86%) IIS
3 31 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 28 (1.16%) CMS
5 26 (1.08%) DNN
5 26 (1.08%) EPiServer
5 26 (1.08%) Immediacy CMS
5 26 (1.08%) Kentico
5 26 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
5 26 (1.08%) Sitefinity
5 26 (1.08%) Umbraco
6 19 (0.79%) Apache
7 18 (0.75%) MS Exchange
7 18 (0.75%) Tomcat
8 17 (0.70%) Skype for Business
9 14 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.33%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.29%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 64 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.083%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.17%) C-CURE
5 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.12%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.083%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.083%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.041%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.041%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.041%) Sage 500
8 1 (0.041%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 559 (23.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 183 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (1.45%) SaaS
4 24 (0.99%) Google Analytics
5 23 (0.95%) Office 365
6 14 (0.58%) Google Play
6 14 (0.58%) PaaS
7 8 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
8 7 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
9 6 (0.25%) GitHub
10 5 (0.21%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.21%) IaaS
11 4 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.17%) Yammer
12 3 (0.12%) Mailgun
13 2 (0.083%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 302 (12.51%) Internet
2 73 (3.02%) Hyperconnected
3 55 (2.28%) Broadband
4 50 (2.07%) DNS
5 46 (1.91%) SAN
6 39 (1.62%) Firewall
7 34 (1.41%) DHCP
8 21 (0.87%) Skype
9 19 (0.79%) VPN
10 17 (0.70%) TCP/IP
11 16 (0.66%) HTTP
12 13 (0.54%) LAN
12 13 (0.54%) VLAN
12 13 (0.54%) WAN
13 12 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (0.50%) SSH
14 11 (0.46%) iSCSI
14 11 (0.46%) ZigBee
15 10 (0.41%) SSL
15 10 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,414 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 552 (22.87%) NoSQL
3 415 (17.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 363 (15.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 335 (13.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 316 (13.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 276 (11.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 258 (10.69%) MongoDB
9 257 (10.65%) Data Warehouse
10 212 (8.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 172 (7.13%) RavenDB
12 123 (5.10%) Power BI
13 108 (4.47%) Relational Database
14 77 (3.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 56 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
16 48 (1.99%) Oracle Database
17 45 (1.86%) RDBMS
18 40 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
19 31 (1.28%) MySQL
19 31 (1.28%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 569 (23.57%) Git (software)
2 108 (4.47%) Visual Studio
3 102 (4.23%) NUnit
4 90 (3.73%) TeamCity
5 83 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 76 (3.15%) MSTest
7 40 (1.66%) JIRA
8 39 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
9 38 (1.57%) Oracle Forms
10 34 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
11 23 (0.95%) Subversion
12 20 (0.83%) Moq
13 15 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 12 (0.50%) Eclipse
15 11 (0.46%) Rhino Mocks
16 10 (0.41%) Selenium
17 9 (0.37%) Toad
18 7 (0.29%) Jasmine
19 5 (0.21%) Bitbucket
19 5 (0.21%) Xcode
General
1 560 (23.20%) Finance
2 303 (12.55%) Games
3 195 (8.08%) Advertising
4 165 (6.84%) Marketing
5 136 (5.63%) Banking
6 71 (2.94%) Retail
6 71 (2.94%) Telecoms
7 45 (1.86%) Music Industry
8 13 (0.54%) Back Office
9 11 (0.46%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.33%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.17%) Automotive
12 4 (0.17%) Law
13 2 (0.083%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.083%) Electronics
13 2 (0.083%) Legal
14 1 (0.041%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.041%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,959 (81.15%) Developer
2 1,620 (67.11%) .NET Developer
3 726 (30.07%) C# Developer
4 689 (28.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 340 (14.08%) ASP.NET Developer
6 336 (13.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 244 (10.11%) DBA
8 224 (9.28%) WPF Developer
9 217 (8.99%) C# WPF Developer
10 212 (8.78%) SQL DBA
11 193 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 178 (7.37%) SQL Developer
13 143 (5.92%) Internet Developer
14 115 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 103 (4.27%) SQL Server DBA
16 101 (4.18%) Junior
17 98 (4.06%) Agile .NET Developer
17 98 (4.06%) Agile C# Developer
17 98 (4.06%) Agile Developer
18 97 (4.02%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,787 (74.03%) .NET
2 1,437 (59.53%) ASP.NET
3 1,356 (56.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1,086 (44.99%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1,029 (42.63%) RESTful
6 907 (37.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 765 (31.69%) WCF
8 694 (28.75%) AngularJS
9 596 (24.69%) .NET Framework
10 595 (24.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 568 (23.53%) Node.js
12 482 (19.97%) WPF
13 454 (18.81%) KnockoutJS
14 422 (17.48%) Entity Framework
15 340 (14.08%) Code First Entity Framework
16 300 (12.43%) HTML
17 280 (11.60%) CSS
18 264 (10.94%) ASP.NET Core
19 225 (9.32%) HTML5
20 202 (8.37%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 493 (20.42%) Greenfield Project
2 229 (9.49%) Enterprise Software
3 142 (5.88%) Fintech
4 94 (3.89%) Replication
5 82 (3.40%) Tandem
6 77 (3.19%) Clustering
7 73 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
8 72 (2.98%) Social Network
9 67 (2.78%) BBC
9 67 (2.78%) Social Media
10 37 (1.53%) Reinsurance
11 36 (1.49%) Computer Science
12 35 (1.45%) Digital TV
13 31 (1.28%) User Experience
14 28 (1.16%) Data Centre
15 25 (1.04%) CCTV
16 17 (0.70%) Management Information System
16 17 (0.70%) Mobile App
17 15 (0.62%) W3C
18 14 (0.58%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 351 (14.54%) Windows
2 126 (5.22%) Windows Server
3 55 (2.28%) Linux
4 47 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (0.75%) Windows 10
7 16 (0.66%) Android
8 14 (0.58%) Unix
9 11 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
10 9 (0.37%) Solaris
11 8 (0.33%) CentOS
11 8 (0.33%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.29%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.29%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.12%) OpenBSD
14 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,493 (61.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1,422 (58.91%) MVC
3 1,387 (57.46%) TDD
4 1,293 (53.56%) Web Application Development
5 1,047 (43.37%) BDD
6 835 (34.59%) Scrum
7 676 (28.00%) Dependency Injection
8 595 (24.65%) Continuous Integration
9 584 (24.19%) Kanban
10 347 (14.37%) Business Intelligence
11 334 (13.84%) MVVM
12 246 (10.19%) OO
13 225 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
14 204 (8.45%) ETL
15 186 (7.71%) Asset Management
16 161 (6.67%) High Availability
17 160 (6.63%) Performance Tuning
18 116 (4.81%) Domain-Driven Design
18 116 (4.81%) Multithreading
19 103 (4.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,783 (73.86%) C#
2 738 (30.57%) SQL
3 596 (24.69%) JavaScript
4 581 (24.07%) Ruby
5 479 (19.84%) T-SQL
6 132 (5.47%) PowerShell
7 74 (3.07%) F#
8 56 (2.32%) VB.NET
9 41 (1.70%) Java
10 40 (1.66%) PL/SQL
11 29 (1.20%) Python
12 28 (1.16%) VB
13 22 (0.91%) VBA
14 17 (0.70%) R
15 10 (0.41%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.41%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.41%) TypeScript
16 9 (0.37%) C
16 9 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 6 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 150 (6.21%) Degree
2 68 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (1.37%) MCSA
4 30 (1.24%) MCSE
5 21 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (0.87%) Sun Certification
6 18 (0.75%) SC Cleared
6 18 (0.75%) Security Cleared
7 17 (0.70%) MCITP
8 15 (0.62%) CCNA
8 15 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 10 (0.41%) MCP
10 10 (0.41%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 4 (0.17%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.12%) OCP
12 3 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.12%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (0.95%) GDPR
2 20 (0.83%) Data Quality
2 20 (0.83%) SLA
3 13 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (0.46%) HIPAA
5 11 (0.46%) QA
6 3 (0.12%) HL7
7 1 (0.041%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.041%) IFRS
7 1 (0.041%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.041%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 77 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 58 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (1.91%) Docker
4 31 (1.28%) XenApp
5 23 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.95%) vSphere
6 22 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (0.70%) XenDesktop
8 16 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.17%) NFS
10 4 (0.17%) VMFS
11 3 (0.12%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.083%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.041%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.041%) vCloud
13 1 (0.041%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.041%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 73 (3.02%) Kibana
2 38 (1.57%) Failover Clustering
3 28 (1.16%) Kubernetes
4 21 (0.87%) Ansible
4 21 (0.87%) Puppet
5 20 (0.83%) SCCM
6 19 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (0.66%) WSUS
8 15 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
9 13 (0.54%) SCOM
10 12 (0.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 10 (0.41%) Backup Exec
11 10 (0.41%) Nagios
12 8 (0.33%) Control-M
12 8 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 8 (0.33%) Oracle ZFS
13 6 (0.25%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.25%) Unicenter
14 5 (0.21%) SQL Sentry
14 5 (0.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 688 (28.50%) Microsoft
2 289 (11.97%) Facebook
3 180 (7.46%) Google
4 139 (5.76%) Oracle
5 75 (3.11%) VMware
6 68 (2.82%) Apple
7 67 (2.78%) Sony
7 67 (2.78%) Yahoo!
8 62 (2.57%) Twitter
9 61 (2.53%) Tableau
10 59 (2.44%) SAP
11 43 (1.78%) Cisco
12 41 (1.70%) Citrix
13 26 (1.08%) Alterian
13 26 (1.08%) Sitecore
14 23 (0.95%) Red Hat
14 23 (0.95%) RedGate
15 22 (0.91%) Veeam
16 16 (0.66%) HP
17 15 (0.62%) Xamarin