Period
to 6 May 2021

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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 669 475 304
Rank change year-on-year -194 -171 -110
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 215 568 1,605
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.56% 1.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.92% 2.07% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 177 452 1,500
10th Percentile £35,500 £31,900 £32,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - -5.00% +17.65%
75th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £71,750 £80,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

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 23,366 27,451 41,503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.53% 26.87% 28.25%
Number of salaries quoted 18,404 22,600 34,116
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £88,800 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,875 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.63% +1.94% +5.14%

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 6 May 2021.

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 6 May 2021. 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 -159 209 £46,000 -3.16% 28
UK excluding London -50 131 £40,000 -5.88% 25
London -114 72 £55,000 +10.00% 4
North of England -1 59 £40,000 -13.51% 8
Work from Home -137 49 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Yorkshire +1 31 £40,000 -11.11% 5
South East +17 29 £45,000 -5.26% 7
North West 0 27 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Midlands +4 19 £40,000 -5.88% 4
East of England +3 14 £57,500 +43.75% 1
West Midlands 0 12 £40,000 -15.79% 3
South West -41 9 £37,500 -9.64% 3
East Midlands -7 7 £39,250 -7.65% 1
Scotland -6 1 £70,000 +33.97% 1
North East - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 6 May 2021, 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.

1 215 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 156 (72.56%) SQL
3 117 (54.42%) T-SQL
4 115 (53.49%) Microsoft
5 96 (44.65%) Azure
6 75 (34.88%) .NET
7 74 (34.42%) C#
8 71 (33.02%) Business Intelligence
8 71 (33.02%) Finance
8 71 (33.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 65 (30.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 61 (28.37%) Windows
11 60 (27.91%) Power Platform
12 53 (24.65%) JavaScript
12 53 (24.65%) Power BI
13 52 (24.19%) SQL Server 2012
14 50 (23.26%) SQL Server 2014
14 50 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
15 48 (22.33%) Social Skills
16 47 (21.86%) DevOps
17 39 (18.14%) AWS
18 38 (17.67%) PowerShell
19 37 (17.21%) Windows Server
19 37 (17.21%) HTML
19 37 (17.21%) CSS
20 36 (16.74%) MVC
21 35 (16.28%) ETL
21 35 (16.28%) Data Warehouse
22 34 (15.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 34 (15.81%) 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 24 (11.16%) SharePoint
2 16 (7.44%) IIS
3 13 (6.05%) MS Exchange
4 10 (4.65%) CMS
5 6 (2.79%) Apache
5 6 (2.79%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.93%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (14.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.47%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 96 (44.65%) Azure
2 60 (27.91%) Power Platform
3 39 (18.14%) AWS
4 33 (15.35%) Microsoft 365
5 19 (8.84%) GCP
6 12 (5.58%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (5.58%) SaaS
7 8 (3.72%) Azure Service Fabric
7 8 (3.72%) Serverless
8 7 (3.26%) Azure Event Grid
8 7 (3.26%) Azure Logic Apps
9 6 (2.79%) GitHub
10 5 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (2.33%) Azure Functions
11 4 (1.86%) PaaS
12 3 (1.40%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.47%) IaaS
13 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.47%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.79%) SAN
2 5 (2.33%) Firewall
2 5 (2.33%) NetScaler
2 5 (2.33%) VPN
3 4 (1.86%) DNS
3 4 (1.86%) VLAN
4 2 (0.93%) DHCP
4 2 (0.93%) Internet
4 2 (0.93%) Skype
4 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.47%) IMAP
5 1 (0.47%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.47%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.47%) VoIP
5 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 71 (33.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 65 (30.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 53 (24.65%) Power BI
5 52 (24.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 50 (23.26%) SQL Server 2014
7 35 (16.28%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (15.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 34 (15.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 28 (13.02%) Relational Database
10 27 (12.56%) MySQL
10 27 (12.56%) SQL Server 2019
11 20 (9.30%) RDBMS
11 20 (9.30%) Tableau
12 15 (6.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 15 (6.98%) Oracle Database
12 15 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (6.51%) Oracle Database 12c
13 14 (6.51%) Oracle Exadata
14 13 (6.05%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 25 (11.63%) Visual Studio
2 20 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 18 (8.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (6.05%) MSTest
5 11 (5.12%) Bitbucket
6 8 (3.72%) JMeter
6 8 (3.72%) Katalon Studio
6 8 (3.72%) Selenium
7 6 (2.79%) git-flow
8 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (1.40%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.93%) Cypress.io
9 2 (0.93%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.47%) JIRA
10 1 (0.47%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.47%) NUnit
10 1 (0.47%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 71 (33.02%) Finance
2 48 (22.33%) Social Skills
3 33 (15.35%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (10.23%) Law
5 12 (5.58%) Presentation Skills
6 10 (4.65%) Public Sector
7 5 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.86%) Banking
8 4 (1.86%) Retail
9 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.40%) Marketing
10 2 (0.93%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 96 (44.65%) Developer
2 40 (18.60%) Analyst
3 39 (18.14%) .NET Developer
4 33 (15.35%) DBA
5 28 (13.02%) SQL Developer
6 21 (9.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 21 (9.77%) SQL DBA
7 16 (7.44%) Applications Support
8 15 (6.98%) C# Developer
8 15 (6.98%) Support Analyst
9 14 (6.51%) Administrator
9 14 (6.51%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (6.51%) Senior Developer
10 13 (6.05%) SQL Server DBA
11 12 (5.58%) SQL Server Developer
12 11 (5.12%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 11 (5.12%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (5.12%) Power BI Analyst
13 10 (4.65%) Applications Support Analyst
13 10 (4.65%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (34.88%) .NET
2 37 (17.21%) CSS
2 37 (17.21%) HTML
3 32 (14.88%) ASP.NET
4 31 (14.42%) jQuery
5 27 (12.56%) .NET Framework
6 26 (12.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 21 (9.77%) Web Services
8 19 (8.84%) .NET Core
9 15 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (6.98%) Entity Framework
9 15 (6.98%) RESTful
10 12 (5.58%) React
11 11 (5.12%) HTML5
11 11 (5.12%) MDX
12 9 (4.19%) Spring
13 7 (3.26%) CSS3
13 7 (3.26%) Kafka
13 7 (3.26%) REST
14 6 (2.79%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.09%) Clustering
2 19 (8.84%) Management Information System
3 14 (6.51%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (6.05%) Reinsurance
5 10 (4.65%) Cloud Native
6 9 (4.19%) Data Centre
7 8 (3.72%) Analytical Mindset
8 6 (2.79%) AS400
8 6 (2.79%) Fat Client
8 6 (2.79%) FMCG
8 6 (2.79%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.40%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.93%) Replication
10 2 (0.93%) User Experience
11 1 (0.47%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.47%) PKI
11 1 (0.47%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 61 (28.37%) Windows
2 37 (17.21%) Windows Server
3 26 (12.09%) Windows Server 2016
4 19 (8.84%) Linux
5 15 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (6.51%) Windows 10
7 11 (5.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.26%) Unix
9 5 (2.33%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.93%) Android
10 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (33.02%) Business Intelligence
2 50 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (21.86%) DevOps
4 36 (16.74%) MVC
5 35 (16.28%) ETL
6 33 (15.35%) Scrum
7 32 (14.88%) Analytics
8 27 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (10.70%) Business Analysis
10 19 (8.84%) Data Modelling
11 18 (8.37%) Microservices
11 18 (8.37%) Test Automation
12 17 (7.91%) Disaster Recovery
13 16 (7.44%) Visualisation
14 15 (6.98%) Business Continuity
14 15 (6.98%) Migration
14 15 (6.98%) SOLID
14 15 (6.98%) Unit Testing
15 14 (6.51%) Mentoring
15 14 (6.51%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 156 (72.56%) SQL
2 117 (54.42%) T-SQL
3 74 (34.42%) C#
4 53 (24.65%) JavaScript
5 38 (17.67%) PowerShell
6 32 (14.88%) Python
7 14 (6.51%) VB
8 11 (5.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 11 (5.12%) VB.NET
9 10 (4.65%) VBA
10 9 (4.19%) PL/SQL
10 9 (4.19%) R
11 8 (3.72%) C
11 8 (3.72%) Perl
11 8 (3.72%) Shell Script
12 7 (3.26%) Java
13 5 (2.33%) VBScript
14 4 (1.86%) X++
15 3 (1.40%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.93%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (7.91%) Degree
2 8 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.26%) MCSA
4 5 (2.33%) MCSE
5 4 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.40%) CCNA
6 3 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.40%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.47%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.47%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.84%) GDPR
2 15 (6.98%) QA
3 7 (3.26%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (6.98%) Active Directory
3 14 (6.51%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (5.12%) vSphere
5 8 (3.72%) XenApp
6 5 (2.33%) Docker
6 5 (2.33%) vCloud
7 4 (1.86%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.40%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (6.51%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (2.33%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.86%) SCCM
4 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.93%) SCOM
5 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.47%) Nessus
5 1 (0.47%) NetApp OnCommand
5 1 (0.47%) ServerView Suite
5 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 115 (53.49%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.09%) VMware
3 24 (11.16%) Oracle
4 20 (9.30%) Google
5 19 (8.84%) Citrix
6 10 (4.65%) Aareon
6 10 (4.65%) Atlassian
6 10 (4.65%) Sun
6 10 (4.65%) Sybase
7 9 (4.19%) QAD
8 8 (3.72%) IBM
9 6 (2.79%) Cisco
9 6 (2.79%) NetApp
9 6 (2.79%) Nintex
9 6 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (2.79%) Telerik
10 5 (2.33%) Cognos
11 4 (1.86%) HP
11 4 (1.86%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.86%) Veeam