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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 367 888 -
Rank change year-on-year +521 -  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 663 62 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.059% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.52% 0.19% -
Number of salaries quoted 646 55 0
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 -
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

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 26318 32238 33505
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.81% 30.88% 31.29%
Number of salaries quoted 22323 27477 28389
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SQL Server 2016 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Top 30 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 March 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 +475 608 £45,000 - 120
London +223 186 £57,500 +4.54% 21
South East +196 143 £43,750 -27.08% 23
North West +54 65 £37,500 -18.91% 23
East Midlands +52 55 £40,000 -15.78% 10
East of England +61 43 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Surrey - 40 £50,000 - 3
West Midlands +69 39 £42,500 +8.13% 14
South West +58 39 £40,000 +6.66% 8
City of London +72 37 £75,000 +25.00% 6
Yorkshire +59 37 £45,000 - 8
Manchester +10 36 £35,000 -30.00% 13
Hampshire +56 34 £40,000 -4.81% 4
Nottinghamshire - 30 £40,000 - 3
West Yorkshire +33 26 £45,000 - 5
Scotland +46 24 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Leeds +34 24 £45,000 - 5
Kent - 23 £40,000 - 1
Nottingham - 23 £35,000 - 3
Hertfordshire +29 19 £52,500 +40.00% 2
Cheshire - 17 £38,500 - 3
Portsmouth - 16 £45,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +31 15 £45,000 - 6
Guildford - 14 £50,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 14 £42,500 - 2
Northamptonshire - 13 £45,000 - 3
West Sussex - 12 £35,000 - 4
Wales - 12 £40,000 - 6
Southampton +24 11 £40,000 -4.81% 2
Bristol +3 11 £50,000 +33.33% 4

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 897 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 494 (55.07%) C#
3 489 (54.52%) .NET
4 480 (53.51%) SQL
5 437 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
6 374 (41.69%) ASP.NET
7 362 (40.36%) Business Intelligence
8 357 (39.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 350 (39.02%) Microsoft
10 334 (37.24%) MVC
11 309 (34.45%) Data Warehouse
12 308 (34.34%) T-SQL
12 308 (34.34%) TDD
13 302 (33.67%) ASP.NET MVC
14 286 (31.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 286 (31.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 283 (31.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 280 (31.22%) Web Application Development
17 278 (30.99%) SQL Server 2014
18 271 (30.21%) SQL Server 2012
19 260 (28.99%) ASP.NET Web API
20 238 (26.53%) BDD
21 233 (25.98%) Microsoft Azure
22 224 (24.97%) WCF
23 216 (24.08%) RESTful
23 216 (24.08%) ETL
24 194 (21.63%) Scrum
25 166 (18.51%) Git (software)
26 157 (17.50%) Node.js
27 153 (17.06%) 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 59 (6.58%) SharePoint
2 27 (3.01%) SharePoint 2013
3 10 (1.11%) OpenStack
4 8 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (0.89%) IIS
5 6 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.67%) Confluence
6 4 (0.45%) DataSynapse
7 3 (0.33%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.33%) SAS
7 3 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.11%) CMS
8 1 (0.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 131 (14.60%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.90%) MS Office
3 7 (0.78%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.67%) HipChat
4 6 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 9 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
3 5 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.11%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 233 (25.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.34%) Google Play
4 19 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (1.67%) GitHub
6 13 (1.45%) IaaS
6 13 (1.45%) PaaS
7 12 (1.34%) Office 365
7 12 (1.34%) SaaS
8 11 (1.23%) Data Lake Analytics
9 10 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (1.00%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 60 (6.69%) Internet
2 15 (1.67%) Broadband
3 8 (0.89%) Intranet
4 7 (0.78%) DHCP
4 7 (0.78%) DNS
5 6 (0.67%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.56%) SAN
7 4 (0.45%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.33%) Firewall
8 3 (0.33%) HTTP
9 2 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 897 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 357 (39.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 309 (34.45%) Data Warehouse
4 286 (31.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 286 (31.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 278 (30.99%) SQL Server 2014
6 271 (30.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 153 (17.06%) NoSQL
8 147 (16.39%) Power BI
9 132 (14.72%) SQL Server 2008
10 93 (10.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 72 (8.03%) Big Data
12 49 (5.46%) Relational Database
13 45 (5.02%) Azure SQL Database
13 45 (5.02%) MongoDB
13 45 (5.02%) OLAP
14 43 (4.79%) QlikView
15 35 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
16 26 (2.90%) MySQL
17 25 (2.79%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 166 (18.51%) Git (software)
2 70 (7.80%) Visual Studio
3 48 (5.35%) NUnit
4 38 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (3.90%) Moq
5 35 (3.90%) Rhino Mocks
6 34 (3.79%) MSTest
7 15 (1.67%) JIRA
8 13 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 12 (1.34%) TeamCity
10 10 (1.11%) Jenkins
11 9 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.89%) Subversion
13 7 (0.78%) MSBuild
14 6 (0.67%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.67%) NSubstitute
14 6 (0.67%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.67%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
15 4 (0.45%) Selenium
16 1 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 104 (11.59%) Finance
2 65 (7.25%) Advertising
3 58 (6.47%) Legal
4 55 (6.13%) Games
5 50 (5.57%) Marketing
6 36 (4.01%) Retail
7 24 (2.68%) Music Industry
8 18 (2.01%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.67%) Banking
10 9 (1.00%) Law
11 4 (0.45%) Back Office
11 4 (0.45%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.33%) Billing
13 2 (0.22%) German Language
13 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 601 (67.00%) Developer
2 349 (38.91%) .NET Developer
3 137 (15.27%) DBA
4 129 (14.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 129 (14.38%) SQL DBA
5 121 (13.49%) SQL Developer
6 74 (8.25%) SQL Server DBA
7 70 (7.80%) C# Developer
8 64 (7.13%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 59 (6.58%) C# .NET Developer
9 59 (6.58%) SQL Server Developer
10 57 (6.35%) Administrator
11 53 (5.91%) Senior Developer
12 52 (5.80%) SQL BI Developer
13 47 (5.24%) .NET Software Developer
14 44 (4.91%) ASP.NET Developer
15 41 (4.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 41 (4.57%) SSIS Developer
16 36 (4.01%) Architect
17 31 (3.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 489 (54.52%) .NET
2 374 (41.69%) ASP.NET
3 302 (33.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 283 (31.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 260 (28.99%) ASP.NET Web API
6 224 (24.97%) WCF
7 216 (24.08%) RESTful
8 157 (17.50%) Node.js
9 141 (15.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 135 (15.05%) .NET Framework
11 130 (14.49%) AngularJS
12 106 (11.82%) Entity Framework
13 96 (10.70%) Code First Entity Framework
14 88 (9.81%) KnockoutJS
15 75 (8.36%) WPF
16 73 (8.14%) CSS
17 66 (7.36%) HTML
17 66 (7.36%) MDX
18 47 (5.24%) HTML5
19 45 (5.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 52 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.69%) Enterprise Software
3 48 (5.35%) Clustering
4 47 (5.24%) Replication
5 34 (3.79%) Fintech
6 29 (3.23%) N-Tier
7 28 (3.12%) Computer Science
7 28 (3.12%) Mobile App
8 27 (3.01%) Tandem
9 21 (2.34%) iPhone
10 16 (1.78%) Client/Server
10 16 (1.78%) Wiki
11 14 (1.56%) BBC
11 14 (1.56%) iPad
11 14 (1.56%) Social Network
11 14 (1.56%) Streaming Music
12 13 (1.45%) Social Media
13 11 (1.23%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.78%) Data Centre
14 7 (0.78%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 113 (12.60%) Windows
2 58 (6.47%) Windows Server
3 49 (5.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (4.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (2.34%) Android
6 4 (0.45%) Linux
7 2 (0.22%) Unix
7 2 (0.22%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (40.36%) Business Intelligence
3 334 (37.24%) MVC
4 308 (34.34%) TDD
5 280 (31.22%) Web Application Development
6 238 (26.53%) BDD
7 216 (24.08%) ETL
8 194 (21.63%) Scrum
9 100 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
10 89 (9.92%) Analytics
11 84 (9.36%) Performance Tuning
12 83 (9.25%) OO
13 68 (7.58%) Kanban
14 67 (7.47%) Dependency Injection
15 59 (6.58%) Data Modelling
16 56 (6.24%) Kimball Methodology
17 55 (6.13%) High Availability
18 45 (5.02%) MVVM
19 43 (4.79%) Data Integration
20 42 (4.68%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 494 (55.07%) C#
2 480 (53.51%) SQL
3 308 (34.34%) T-SQL
4 146 (16.28%) Ruby
5 97 (10.81%) JavaScript
6 67 (7.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 51 (5.69%) PowerShell
8 47 (5.24%) VB.NET
9 44 (4.91%) VB
10 27 (3.01%) VBA
11 26 (2.90%) R
12 25 (2.79%) Java
13 18 (2.01%) Python
14 13 (1.45%) C
14 13 (1.45%) C++
15 8 (0.89%) F#
16 2 (0.22%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.11%) XAML
Qualifications
1 72 (8.03%) Degree
2 25 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (1.90%) MCSE
4 12 (1.34%) MCSA
5 11 (1.23%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.11%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.45%) CCA
7 4 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.22%) PMP
9 1 (0.11%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 19 (2.12%) SLA
3 7 (0.78%) QA
4 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.67%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.56%) Docker
5 4 (0.45%) XenApp
5 4 (0.45%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (0.89%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 8 (0.89%) Kibana
1 8 (0.89%) WSUS
2 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (0.45%) SCCM
3 3 (0.33%) SCOM
4 2 (0.22%) Control-M
4 2 (0.22%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 350 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 91 (10.14%) Tableau
3 54 (6.02%) Oracle
4 50 (5.57%) Facebook
5 43 (4.79%) Google
6 28 (3.12%) VMware
7 22 (2.45%) Splunk
8 18 (2.01%) Cognos
9 13 (1.45%) Apple
9 13 (1.45%) Sony
9 13 (1.45%) Yahoo!
10 11 (1.23%) RedGate
11 10 (1.11%) Citrix
12 7 (0.78%) iManage
13 6 (0.67%) SAP
14 5 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
15 4 (0.45%) CommVault
15 4 (0.45%) LANDesk
15 4 (0.45%) TOWER Software
15 4 (0.45%) Twitter
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Worcester, Worcestershire
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Brighton, East Sussex
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Blackburn, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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