Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 394 229 285
Rank change year-on-year -165 +56 +619
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 1,076 2,496 2,163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 1.53% 1.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.91% 5.17% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,008 2,375 1,956
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.65% -9.57%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -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 36,959 48,241 53,090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.98% 29.49% 30.47%
Number of salaries quoted 30,358 39,375 43,610
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 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 -149 1,017 £50,000 - 265
London -51 718 £55,000 - 56
UK excluding London -277 321 £45,000 - 224
South East -145 99 £50,000 +12.36% 58
North of England -203 83 £40,000 -15.79% 69
Midlands -61 57 £40,000 -5.88% 29
North West -166 45 £42,000 -16.00% 39
East of England -56 42 £47,500 -5.00% 29
Yorkshire -20 38 £40,000 - 27
East Midlands -18 37 £37,500 -11.76% 17
West Midlands -16 20 £40,000 -9.09% 12
South West -44 19 £43,750 +9.38% 24
Wales -9 9 £35,000 -17.65% 7
Scotland -20 8 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Isle of Man - 5 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,076 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 633 (58.83%) .NET
3 608 (56.51%) C#
4 512 (47.58%) ASP.NET
5 508 (47.21%) SQL
6 487 (45.26%) MVC
7 474 (44.05%) Agile Software Development
8 457 (42.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 427 (39.68%) Microsoft
10 416 (38.66%) TDD
11 384 (35.69%) Web Application Development
12 334 (31.04%) RESTful
13 330 (30.67%) BDD
14 328 (30.48%) T-SQL
15 324 (30.11%) ASP.NET Web API
16 315 (29.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 300 (27.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 299 (27.79%) SQL Server 2012
19 288 (26.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 279 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
21 276 (25.65%) WCF
22 275 (25.56%) JavaScript
23 273 (25.37%) Azure
24 270 (25.09%) Scrum
25 261 (24.26%) Finance
26 234 (21.75%) Greenfield Project
27 225 (20.91%) AngularJS
28 224 (20.82%) .NET Framework
29 217 (20.17%) Windows
30 213 (19.80%) SQL Server 2008

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 45 (4.18%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.90%) MS Exchange
3 40 (3.72%) IIS
4 32 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (2.88%) CMS
6 30 (2.79%) Umbraco
7 27 (2.51%) DNN
7 27 (2.51%) EPiServer
7 27 (2.51%) Immediacy CMS
7 27 (2.51%) Kentico
7 27 (2.51%) Sitecore CMS
7 27 (2.51%) Sitefinity
8 18 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (1.39%) Apache
10 11 (1.02%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (0.84%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.46%) Confluence
Applications
1 70 (6.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 23 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.84%) Sage CRM
3 8 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.65%) Q-Pulse
5 4 (0.37%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (0.28%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.093%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 273 (25.37%) Azure
2 137 (12.73%) Power Platform
3 101 (9.39%) AWS
4 53 (4.93%) Office 365
5 19 (1.77%) Data Lake Analytics
6 18 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (1.67%) SaaS
7 12 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.02%) IaaS
9 10 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
10 7 (0.65%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.65%) WhatsApp
11 6 (0.56%) Azure Machine Learning
11 6 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.56%) PaaS
12 5 (0.46%) GCP
13 3 (0.28%) Twilio
14 2 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.093%) iPaaS
15 1 (0.093%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 86 (7.99%) Internet
2 36 (3.35%) DNS
3 33 (3.07%) Firewall
4 31 (2.88%) DHCP
4 31 (2.88%) SAN
5 27 (2.51%) Broadband
6 24 (2.23%) VPN
7 17 (1.58%) Network Security
8 15 (1.39%) TCP/IP
9 14 (1.30%) NAS
10 12 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (0.84%) LAN
11 9 (0.84%) Skype
12 8 (0.74%) NetScaler
12 8 (0.74%) VoIP
12 8 (0.74%) WAN
13 7 (0.65%) DSL
13 7 (0.65%) MPLS
13 7 (0.65%) PBX
14 6 (0.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,076 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 315 (29.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 299 (27.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 288 (26.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 213 (19.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 183 (17.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 181 (16.82%) NoSQL
8 164 (15.24%) Data Warehouse
9 158 (14.68%) SQL Server 2014
10 137 (12.73%) Power BI
11 70 (6.51%) OLAP
12 66 (6.13%) SQL Server 2017
13 56 (5.20%) MongoDB
13 56 (5.20%) Relational Database
14 43 (4.00%) MySQL
15 38 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
16 31 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
17 30 (2.79%) OLAP Cube
18 28 (2.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 28 (2.60%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 202 (18.77%) Git (software)
2 50 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (3.35%) JIRA
4 33 (3.07%) Visual Studio
5 26 (2.42%) Oracle Forms
5 26 (2.42%) Visual Studio Team System
6 20 (1.86%) Selenium
6 20 (1.86%) SoapUI
7 16 (1.49%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.93%) Jenkins
9 8 (0.74%) Bitbucket
9 8 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.65%) Moq
11 6 (0.56%) Subversion
12 5 (0.46%) NUnit
13 4 (0.37%) LINQPad
13 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 3 (0.28%) git-flow
15 2 (0.19%) ER Studio
15 2 (0.19%) Sourcetree
General
1 261 (24.26%) Finance
2 144 (13.38%) Games
3 86 (7.99%) Banking
4 50 (4.65%) Retail
5 31 (2.88%) Advertising
6 30 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 28 (2.60%) Marketing
8 17 (1.58%) Public Sector
9 11 (1.02%) Back Office
9 11 (1.02%) Front Office
9 11 (1.02%) Law
9 11 (1.02%) Legal
10 7 (0.65%) Billing
11 5 (0.46%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.37%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.37%) Military
12 4 (0.37%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.28%) Electronics
13 3 (0.28%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 778 (72.30%) Developer
2 493 (45.82%) .NET Developer
3 275 (25.56%) C# Developer
4 262 (24.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 174 (16.17%) DBA
6 151 (14.03%) ASP.NET Developer
6 151 (14.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 141 (13.10%) SQL Developer
8 137 (12.73%) SQL DBA
9 113 (10.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 92 (8.55%) Administrator
11 69 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 65 (6.04%) Junior
12 65 (6.04%) Junior Developer
13 58 (5.39%) SQL BI Developer
14 54 (5.02%) Junior .NET Developer
15 53 (4.93%) C# WPF Developer
15 53 (4.93%) Games Developer
15 53 (4.93%) WPF Developer
16 46 (4.28%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 633 (58.83%) .NET
2 512 (47.58%) ASP.NET
3 457 (42.47%) ASP.NET MVC
4 334 (31.04%) RESTful
5 324 (30.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 300 (27.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 276 (25.65%) WCF
8 225 (20.91%) AngularJS
9 224 (20.82%) .NET Framework
10 187 (17.38%) Entity Framework
11 184 (17.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 162 (15.06%) Code First Entity Framework
12 162 (15.06%) Node.js
13 140 (13.01%) KnockoutJS
14 121 (11.25%) HTML
15 113 (10.50%) CSS
16 112 (10.41%) ASP.NET Core
16 112 (10.41%) WPF
17 89 (8.27%) Web Services
18 74 (6.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 234 (21.75%) Greenfield Project
2 83 (7.71%) Enterprise Software
3 48 (4.46%) Replication
4 39 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (3.07%) Data Centre
6 28 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 27 (2.51%) Tandem
8 23 (2.14%) Clustering
9 12 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (0.84%) Reinsurance
11 8 (0.74%) iPad
12 7 (0.65%) iPhone
12 7 (0.65%) LIMS
12 7 (0.65%) N-Tier
12 7 (0.65%) Smartphone
13 5 (0.46%) Credit Risk
14 3 (0.28%) Derivative
14 3 (0.28%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.28%) e-Learning
14 3 (0.28%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 217 (20.17%) Windows
2 98 (9.11%) Windows Server
3 55 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (4.37%) Linux
5 34 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (1.77%) Windows 10
8 16 (1.49%) Android
9 10 (0.93%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.74%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.56%) CentOS
12 5 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.37%) Fedora
14 3 (0.28%) Unix
15 2 (0.19%) SUSE
15 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (45.26%) MVC
2 474 (44.05%) Agile Software Development
3 416 (38.66%) TDD
4 384 (35.69%) Web Application Development
5 330 (30.67%) BDD
6 279 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
7 270 (25.09%) Scrum
8 181 (16.82%) Kanban
9 175 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
10 165 (15.33%) Dependency Injection
11 121 (11.25%) ETL
12 105 (9.76%) MVVM
13 104 (9.67%) Performance Tuning
14 82 (7.62%) DevOps
14 82 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
15 74 (6.88%) OO
16 64 (5.95%) Migration
17 63 (5.86%) SDLC
18 62 (5.76%) Analytics
19 60 (5.58%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 608 (56.51%) C#
2 508 (47.21%) SQL
3 328 (30.48%) T-SQL
4 275 (25.56%) JavaScript
5 169 (15.71%) Ruby
6 75 (6.97%) PowerShell
7 49 (4.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 40 (3.72%) VB.NET
9 34 (3.16%) Python
10 28 (2.60%) VBA
11 26 (2.42%) VB
12 18 (1.67%) Java
13 17 (1.58%) R
14 16 (1.49%) X++
15 10 (0.93%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.74%) F#
17 7 (0.65%) Groovy
18 5 (0.46%) TypeScript
19 4 (0.37%) ES6
20 3 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 82 (7.62%) Degree
2 44 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (2.42%) MCSA
5 18 (1.67%) MCSE
6 11 (1.02%) Security Cleared
6 11 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (0.74%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.46%) CCNA
9 5 (0.46%) MCITP
9 5 (0.46%) VCP5
10 4 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.28%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.28%) MCTS
12 2 (0.19%) CCNP
12 2 (0.19%) MCDBA
12 2 (0.19%) OCP
13 1 (0.093%) CCDP
13 1 (0.093%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.70%) Data Quality
2 28 (2.60%) SLA
3 6 (0.56%) GDPR
3 6 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.56%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.28%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.19%) QA
6 1 (0.093%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 64 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 44 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.30%) vSphere
6 10 (0.93%) XenApp
7 8 (0.74%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.65%) BitLocker
8 7 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.37%) Postfix
9 4 (0.37%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.28%) Docker
11 1 (0.093%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.093%) LXC
11 1 (0.093%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.093%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (2.32%) SCCM
2 24 (2.23%) SCOM
3 22 (2.04%) SQL Sentry
4 18 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
5 15 (1.39%) Foglight
5 15 (1.39%) LiteSpeed
6 11 (1.02%) Ansible
6 11 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
6 11 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.02%) Puppet
7 9 (0.84%) WSUS
8 7 (0.65%) Kibana
9 6 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (0.46%) Perfmon
11 4 (0.37%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.093%) Dollar Universe
13 1 (0.093%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 427 (39.68%) Microsoft
2 63 (5.86%) VMware
3 54 (5.02%) Oracle
4 46 (4.28%) Tableau
5 33 (3.07%) SAP
6 31 (2.88%) Sitecore
7 27 (2.51%) Alterian
7 27 (2.51%) Facebook
7 27 (2.51%) YouTube
8 26 (2.42%) Citrix
9 25 (2.32%) Cisco
10 22 (2.04%) Axosoft
11 19 (1.77%) RedGate
12 17 (1.58%) HP
13 13 (1.21%) IBM
13 13 (1.21%) Red Hat
14 11 (1.02%) Alteryx
14 11 (1.02%) ServiceNow
15 10 (0.93%) Avaya
15 10 (0.93%) Dell