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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 294 849 974
Rank change year-on-year +555 +125  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 969 91 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 0.093% 0.007%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.54% 0.31% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 917 74 8
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -17.39%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,375 £51,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £42,500 -
% change year-on-year -4.70% -  

SQL Server 2016 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 27359 29314 36301
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.76% 29.89% 32.67%
Number of salaries quoted 53088 57092 72399
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Top 10 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +545 922 £45,000 -5.26% 143
UK excluding London +449 772 £40,500 -4.70% 129
North of England +167 238 £40,000 -15.78% 34
South East +224 205 £40,000 -5.88% 37
London +164 181 £52,500 -16.00% 20
Midlands +151 161 £45,000 +28.57% 18
East of England +57 70 £46,250 +23.33% 14
South West +58 66 £37,500 -2.59% 20
Scotland +23 24 £45,000 - 5
Wales - 8 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 1632 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1022 (62.62%) .NET
3 1018 (62.38%) C#
4 947 (58.03%) Agile Software Development
5 827 (50.67%) ASP.NET
6 809 (49.57%) MVC
7 789 (48.35%) TDD
8 758 (46.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 735 (45.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 729 (44.67%) Web Application Development
11 655 (40.13%) SQL
12 625 (38.30%) BDD
13 604 (37.01%) ASP.NET Web API
14 551 (33.76%) WCF
15 547 (33.52%) RESTful
16 517 (31.68%) Business Intelligence
17 510 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 441 (27.02%) Data Warehouse
19 440 (26.96%) Microsoft
20 438 (26.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 437 (26.78%) T-SQL
22 431 (26.41%) Node.js
23 430 (26.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 420 (25.74%) NoSQL
25 414 (25.37%) Git (software)
26 399 (24.45%) Ruby
27 354 (21.69%) Scrum
28 347 (21.26%) .NET Framework
29 345 (21.14%) SQL Server 2014
30 319 (19.55%) AngularJS

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 59 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
3 25 (1.53%) IIS
4 14 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (0.86%) SAS
5 12 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (0.61%) CMS
6 10 (0.61%) Confluence
6 10 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.49%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.31%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.18%) Apache
11 3 (0.18%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.12%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.12%) DataSynapse
12 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.061%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 60 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.55%) HipChat
4 6 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.31%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (1.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 16 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.061%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 318 (19.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (2.88%) Google Play
4 24 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (1.41%) GitHub
6 20 (1.23%) Azure Machine Learning
6 20 (1.23%) Office 365
7 17 (1.04%) PaaS
8 16 (0.98%) IaaS
9 12 (0.74%) SaaS
10 10 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (0.25%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 4 (0.25%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.18%) Boomi
14 2 (0.12%) Data Lake Analytics
14 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.061%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.061%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 177 (10.85%) Internet
2 44 (2.70%) Broadband
3 19 (1.16%) DHCP
3 19 (1.16%) DNS
4 18 (1.10%) SAN
5 16 (0.98%) Firewall
6 9 (0.55%) NAS
7 7 (0.43%) Intranet
8 6 (0.37%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.31%) HTTP
9 5 (0.31%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (0.31%) Skype
10 4 (0.25%) MPLS
10 4 (0.25%) SSL
11 3 (0.18%) Extranet
12 2 (0.12%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (0.12%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.12%) VPN
13 1 (0.061%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.061%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1632 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 510 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 441 (27.02%) Data Warehouse
4 438 (26.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 430 (26.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 420 (25.74%) NoSQL
7 345 (21.14%) SQL Server 2014
8 271 (16.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 185 (11.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 180 (11.03%) SQL Server 2008
11 149 (9.13%) Power BI
12 94 (5.76%) Big Data
13 90 (5.51%) MongoDB
14 58 (3.55%) RavenDB
15 55 (3.37%) Relational Database
16 52 (3.19%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 50 (3.06%) QlikView
18 49 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
19 37 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
20 34 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 414 (25.37%) Git (software)
2 154 (9.44%) NUnit
3 98 (6.00%) MSTest
4 94 (5.76%) Moq
4 94 (5.76%) Rhino Mocks
5 79 (4.84%) Visual Studio
6 48 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (1.35%) JIRA
8 21 (1.29%) TeamCity
9 17 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
10 14 (0.86%) Bitbucket
11 12 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (0.55%) NSubstitute
12 9 (0.55%) Subversion
13 5 (0.31%) tSQLt
14 4 (0.25%) Jenkins
15 3 (0.18%) Mercurial
15 3 (0.18%) SpecFlow
16 2 (0.12%) ReSharper
17 1 (0.061%) Selenium
General
1 197 (12.07%) Finance
2 163 (9.99%) Advertising
3 160 (9.80%) Games
4 112 (6.86%) Marketing
5 63 (3.86%) Music Industry
6 51 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 49 (3.00%) Legal
8 48 (2.94%) Retail
9 23 (1.41%) Banking
10 14 (0.86%) Law
11 8 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.25%) Front Office
13 3 (0.18%) Back Office
14 2 (0.12%) German Language
14 2 (0.12%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.061%) Billing
15 1 (0.061%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1230 (75.37%) Developer
2 835 (51.16%) .NET Developer
3 219 (13.42%) SQL Developer
4 195 (11.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 193 (11.83%) DBA
6 180 (11.03%) SQL DBA
7 150 (9.19%) C# Developer
8 136 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
9 133 (8.15%) C# .NET Developer
10 96 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 96 (5.88%) SQL BI Developer
11 94 (5.76%) SQL Server DBA
12 88 (5.39%) .NET Software Developer
13 87 (5.33%) ASP.NET Developer
14 84 (5.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 77 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 70 (4.29%) Internet Developer
17 68 (4.17%) SQL Server BI Developer
18 65 (3.98%) SSIS Developer
19 64 (3.92%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1022 (62.62%) .NET
2 827 (50.67%) ASP.NET
3 758 (46.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 735 (45.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 604 (37.01%) ASP.NET Web API
6 551 (33.76%) WCF
7 547 (33.52%) RESTful
8 431 (26.41%) Node.js
9 347 (21.26%) .NET Framework
10 319 (19.55%) AngularJS
11 314 (19.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 286 (17.52%) Entity Framework
13 261 (15.99%) Code First Entity Framework
14 240 (14.71%) KnockoutJS
15 191 (11.70%) WPF
16 134 (8.21%) Ninject
17 126 (7.72%) CSS
18 107 (6.56%) HTML
19 106 (6.50%) WinForms
20 102 (6.25%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 270 (16.54%) Greenfield Project
2 128 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
3 77 (4.72%) Clustering
4 74 (4.53%) Fintech
4 74 (4.53%) Replication
5 71 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 53 (3.25%) Mobile App
7 51 (3.13%) Social Network
8 50 (3.06%) Streaming Music
9 47 (2.88%) iPhone
10 44 (2.70%) Computer Science
11 43 (2.63%) Tandem
12 40 (2.45%) BBC
12 40 (2.45%) N-Tier
13 39 (2.39%) Social Media
14 22 (1.35%) Blog
14 22 (1.35%) Digital Media
15 21 (1.29%) Client/Server
16 17 (1.04%) Digital TV
17 16 (0.98%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 219 (13.42%) Windows
2 75 (4.60%) Windows Server
3 58 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 50 (3.06%) Android
6 12 (0.74%) Linux
7 8 (0.49%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.25%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.18%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.18%) Unix
10 1 (0.061%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.061%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.061%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.061%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 947 (58.03%) Agile Software Development
2 809 (49.57%) MVC
3 789 (48.35%) TDD
4 729 (44.67%) Web Application Development
5 625 (38.30%) BDD
6 517 (31.68%) Business Intelligence
7 354 (21.69%) Scrum
8 206 (12.62%) ETL
9 200 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
10 191 (11.70%) Dependency Injection
11 188 (11.52%) Kanban
12 176 (10.78%) OO
13 152 (9.31%) MVVM
14 114 (6.99%) Performance Tuning
15 105 (6.43%) Analytics
16 101 (6.19%) High Availability
17 94 (5.76%) Inversion of Control
18 80 (4.90%) Domain-Driven Design
19 75 (4.60%) Data Modelling
20 66 (4.04%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1018 (62.38%) C#
2 655 (40.13%) SQL
3 437 (26.78%) T-SQL
4 399 (24.45%) Ruby
5 160 (9.80%) JavaScript
6 79 (4.84%) VB
7 75 (4.60%) VB.NET
8 66 (4.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 63 (3.86%) PowerShell
10 46 (2.82%) R
11 40 (2.45%) Java
12 27 (1.65%) VBA
13 20 (1.23%) Python
14 13 (0.80%) F#
15 10 (0.61%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.37%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.31%) C++
18 4 (0.25%) C
19 3 (0.18%) FoxPro (VFP)
19 3 (0.18%) SQR
Qualifications
1 66 (4.04%) Degree
2 23 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (0.98%) Security Cleared
5 13 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (0.55%) MCSE
6 9 (0.55%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.43%) MCSA
7 7 (0.43%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.43%) PMP
8 6 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.12%) CCNA
9 2 (0.12%) CCNP
9 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.12%) MCITP
10 1 (0.061%) CCA
10 1 (0.061%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.061%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.061%) MCT
10 1 (0.061%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.21%) Data Quality
2 7 (0.43%) SLA
3 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.061%) QA
System Software
1 58 (3.55%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (0.49%) vSphere
4 7 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.31%) XenApp
7 4 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.061%) Docker
8 1 (0.061%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.061%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (0.86%) WSUS
2 13 (0.80%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 13 (0.80%) Kibana
2 13 (0.80%) SCCM
3 12 (0.74%) SCOM
4 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.18%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.18%) SQL Sentry
7 2 (0.12%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.061%) Nagios
8 1 (0.061%) Opsview
8 1 (0.061%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.061%) SCSM
8 1 (0.061%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.061%) vMotion
Vendors
1 440 (26.96%) Microsoft
2 165 (10.11%) Facebook
3 90 (5.51%) Google
4 88 (5.39%) Tableau
5 70 (4.29%) Oracle
6 64 (3.92%) VMware
7 40 (2.45%) Apple
8 39 (2.39%) Cognos
8 39 (2.39%) Sony
8 39 (2.39%) Yahoo!
9 28 (1.72%) Twitter
10 27 (1.65%) SAP
11 25 (1.53%) Splunk
12 17 (1.04%) IBM
13 14 (0.86%) MicroStrategy
14 12 (0.74%) Citrix
15 11 (0.67%) iManage
16 9 (0.55%) Cisco
16 9 (0.55%) RedGate
17 6 (0.37%) HP
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