Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 256 825
Rank change year-on-year -2 +569 +427
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 2,098 2,505 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.40% 0.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.62% 4.60% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,973 2,320 387
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -9.57% -14.55%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £63,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% -35.71%

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 45,451 54,462 55,174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.75% 30.35% 29.78%
Number of salaries quoted 37,262 44,899 47,169
UK median annual salary £50,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.32% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +6 2,001 £52,500 +23.53% 310
London +287 1,182 £55,000 +4.76% 85
UK excluding London -146 851 £47,500 +18.75% 244
North of England -5 405 £50,000 +25.00% 79
North West +33 349 £50,000 +25.00% 43
South East -207 178 £45,500 +7.06% 63
East of England -94 99 £55,000 +29.41% 24
Midlands -93 94 £42,500 +6.25% 31
East Midlands -69 58 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Yorkshire -41 50 £40,000 - 32
South West -114 40 £40,000 - 28
West Midlands -27 36 £44,000 +10.00% 16
Scotland -16 22 £44,750 +27.86% 10
Wales -32 16 £42,500 +6.25% 8
North East -35 6 £40,000 +23.08% 4

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 2,098 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1,501 (71.54%) C#
3 1,488 (70.92%) .NET
4 1,220 (58.15%) Agile Software Development
5 1,164 (55.48%) ASP.NET
6 1,161 (55.34%) MVC
7 1,151 (54.86%) TDD
8 1,094 (52.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1,022 (48.71%) Web Application Development
10 897 (42.76%) ASP.NET Web API
11 853 (40.66%) BDD
12 823 (39.23%) RESTful
13 740 (35.27%) Scrum
14 727 (34.65%) SQL
15 653 (31.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 623 (29.69%) WCF
17 620 (29.55%) Microsoft
18 564 (26.88%) Dependency Injection
19 558 (26.60%) JavaScript
20 554 (26.41%) AngularJS
21 532 (25.36%) Continuous Integration
22 521 (24.83%) Kanban
23 512 (24.40%) Finance
24 500 (23.83%) .NET Framework
25 497 (23.69%) Microsoft Azure
26 466 (22.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 453 (21.59%) Git (software)
28 445 (21.21%) Ruby
29 432 (20.59%) Greenfield Project
30 431 (20.54%) 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 55 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
2 48 (2.29%) IIS
3 38 (1.81%) Tomcat
4 36 (1.72%) Apache
5 30 (1.43%) CMS
6 28 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
7 27 (1.29%) DNN
7 27 (1.29%) EPiServer
7 27 (1.29%) Immediacy CMS
7 27 (1.29%) Kentico
7 27 (1.29%) SharePoint
7 27 (1.29%) Sitefinity
7 27 (1.29%) Umbraco
8 16 (0.76%) Apache Solr
9 15 (0.71%) MS Exchange
10 11 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.43%) Skype for Business
12 8 (0.38%) Apache Spark
12 8 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 70 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.095%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.048%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.29%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.19%) C-CURE
7 3 (0.14%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.095%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.048%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.048%) Sage 500
Cloud Services
1 497 (23.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 155 (7.39%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (2.43%) SaaS
4 32 (1.53%) Office 365
5 17 (0.81%) Google Analytics
6 8 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
6 8 (0.38%) PaaS
7 7 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.33%) GitHub
7 7 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.29%) Data Lake Analytics
9 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.24%) npm
9 5 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.19%) Yammer
11 3 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.14%) Mailgun
12 2 (0.095%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 2 (0.095%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 281 (13.39%) Internet
2 67 (3.19%) DNS
3 64 (3.05%) Hyperconnected
4 63 (3.00%) SAN
5 56 (2.67%) Broadband
6 45 (2.14%) Firewall
7 39 (1.86%) DHCP
8 26 (1.24%) VPN
9 25 (1.19%) HTTP
10 24 (1.14%) TCP/IP
11 22 (1.05%) NAS
12 20 (0.95%) VLAN
13 19 (0.91%) LAN
13 19 (0.91%) WAN
14 18 (0.86%) SSL
15 17 (0.81%) iSCSI
16 14 (0.67%) SSH
17 13 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (0.62%) Skype
18 11 (0.52%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,098 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 431 (20.54%) NoSQL
3 368 (17.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 327 (15.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 320 (15.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 276 (13.16%) SQL Server 2014
7 232 (11.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 225 (10.72%) Data Warehouse
9 219 (10.44%) SQL Server 2008
10 190 (9.06%) MongoDB
11 128 (6.10%) RavenDB
12 118 (5.62%) Power BI
13 114 (5.43%) Relational Database
14 62 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
15 54 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
16 50 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 48 (2.29%) RDBMS
18 43 (2.05%) Oracle Database
19 33 (1.57%) OLAP
20 30 (1.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 453 (21.59%) Git (software)
2 115 (5.48%) Visual Studio
3 85 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 83 (3.96%) NUnit
5 62 (2.96%) TeamCity
6 53 (2.53%) MSTest
7 38 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
8 36 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
8 36 (1.72%) Subversion
9 34 (1.62%) JIRA
10 29 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
11 13 (0.62%) Eclipse
11 13 (0.62%) Moq
11 13 (0.62%) Selenium
12 12 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (0.43%) Toad
14 7 (0.33%) Jenkins
15 6 (0.29%) GitLab
15 6 (0.29%) TortoiseSVN
15 6 (0.29%) Xcode
General
1 512 (24.40%) Finance
2 268 (12.77%) Games
3 130 (6.20%) Banking
4 129 (6.15%) Advertising
5 118 (5.62%) Marketing
6 66 (3.15%) Telecoms
7 64 (3.05%) Retail
8 30 (1.43%) Music Industry
9 14 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.62%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.43%) Law
12 7 (0.33%) Back Office
12 7 (0.33%) Billing
13 5 (0.24%) Automotive
14 3 (0.14%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.14%) Legal
14 3 (0.14%) Military
15 2 (0.095%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.048%) Electronics
16 1 (0.048%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,674 (79.79%) Developer
2 1,324 (63.11%) .NET Developer
3 652 (31.08%) C# Developer
4 611 (29.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 285 (13.58%) ASP.NET Developer
6 281 (13.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 229 (10.92%) WPF Developer
8 222 (10.58%) DBA
9 217 (10.34%) C# WPF Developer
10 195 (9.29%) SQL DBA
11 163 (7.77%) SQL Developer
12 147 (7.01%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 121 (5.77%) Internet Developer
14 116 (5.53%) Senior Developer
15 97 (4.62%) SQL Server DBA
16 96 (4.58%) Junior
17 90 (4.29%) Agile .NET Developer
17 90 (4.29%) Agile C# Developer
17 90 (4.29%) Agile Developer
18 89 (4.24%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,488 (70.92%) .NET
2 1,164 (55.48%) ASP.NET
3 1,094 (52.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 897 (42.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 823 (39.23%) RESTful
6 653 (31.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 623 (29.69%) WCF
8 554 (26.41%) AngularJS
9 500 (23.83%) .NET Framework
10 466 (22.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 430 (20.50%) Node.js
12 422 (20.11%) WPF
13 342 (16.30%) Entity Framework
14 334 (15.92%) KnockoutJS
15 264 (12.58%) Code First Entity Framework
16 254 (12.11%) HTML
17 244 (11.63%) ASP.NET Core
18 225 (10.72%) CSS
19 207 (9.87%) .NET Core
20 172 (8.20%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 432 (20.59%) Greenfield Project
2 177 (8.44%) Enterprise Software
3 112 (5.34%) Fintech
4 87 (4.15%) Replication
5 79 (3.77%) Tandem
6 78 (3.72%) Clustering
7 75 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
8 69 (3.29%) BBC
8 69 (3.29%) Social Media
9 52 (2.48%) Social Network
10 40 (1.91%) Data Centre
11 39 (1.86%) Reinsurance
12 35 (1.67%) Digital TV
13 30 (1.43%) CCTV
14 27 (1.29%) User Experience
15 23 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
16 18 (0.86%) W3C
17 17 (0.81%) Data Structures
17 17 (0.81%) Management Information System
18 16 (0.76%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 336 (16.02%) Windows
2 143 (6.82%) Windows Server
3 72 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (2.62%) Linux
5 48 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (1.00%) Windows 10
7 18 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.62%) Unix
9 10 (0.48%) CentOS
10 9 (0.43%) Solaris
11 7 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.33%) Windows 2000
11 7 (0.33%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (0.29%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (0.24%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.19%) Android
14 4 (0.19%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.14%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,220 (58.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1,161 (55.34%) MVC
3 1,151 (54.86%) TDD
4 1,022 (48.71%) Web Application Development
5 853 (40.66%) BDD
6 740 (35.27%) Scrum
7 564 (26.88%) Dependency Injection
8 532 (25.36%) Continuous Integration
9 521 (24.83%) Kanban
10 322 (15.35%) MVVM
11 305 (14.54%) Business Intelligence
12 242 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
13 215 (10.25%) OO
14 195 (9.29%) ETL
15 180 (8.58%) Asset Management
16 163 (7.77%) Performance Tuning
17 156 (7.44%) High Availability
18 110 (5.24%) ITIL
19 92 (4.39%) Multithreading
20 88 (4.19%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 1,501 (71.54%) C#
2 727 (34.65%) SQL
3 558 (26.60%) JavaScript
4 445 (21.21%) Ruby
5 424 (20.21%) T-SQL
6 133 (6.34%) PowerShell
7 57 (2.72%) Java
8 49 (2.34%) F#
9 47 (2.24%) PL/SQL
10 40 (1.91%) VB.NET
11 32 (1.53%) Python
12 27 (1.29%) VB
13 22 (1.05%) VBA
14 21 (1.00%) R
15 10 (0.48%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.38%) TypeScript
17 7 (0.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 6 (0.29%) Objective-C
18 6 (0.29%) Scala
19 5 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 154 (7.34%) Degree
2 75 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (1.95%) MCSA
4 34 (1.62%) MCSE
5 33 (1.57%) Security Cleared
6 32 (1.53%) SC Cleared
7 26 (1.24%) Sun Certification
8 25 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (0.71%) CCNA
9 15 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.67%) MCITP
11 13 (0.62%) MCP
12 11 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 11 (0.52%) MCDBA
13 3 (0.14%) OCP
13 3 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.14%) RHCA
13 3 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.048%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.048%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (1.81%) SLA
2 33 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.48%) GDPR
4 25 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
5 24 (1.14%) HIPAA
6 16 (0.76%) QA
7 7 (0.33%) PMO
8 5 (0.24%) HL7
9 3 (0.14%) IFRS
9 3 (0.14%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.048%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 96 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 68 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (2.24%) Docker
4 30 (1.43%) Hyper-V
4 30 (1.43%) XenApp
5 24 (1.14%) vSphere
6 20 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (0.91%) XenDesktop
8 18 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.38%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.24%) NFS
11 5 (0.24%) Squid
11 5 (0.24%) VMFS
12 2 (0.095%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.048%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.048%) vCloud
13 1 (0.048%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (2.29%) Kibana
2 38 (1.81%) Ansible
3 35 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
4 34 (1.62%) Puppet
5 32 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (1.19%) Kubernetes
7 19 (0.91%) SCCM
8 18 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
9 16 (0.76%) Nagios
10 14 (0.67%) SCOM
11 12 (0.57%) Backup Exec
12 9 (0.43%) Terraform
13 8 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (0.38%) Oracle ZFS
14 7 (0.33%) NetBackup
15 6 (0.29%) Control-M
15 6 (0.29%) SCOrch
15 6 (0.29%) Unicenter
16 5 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
16 5 (0.24%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 620 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 238 (11.34%) Facebook
3 154 (7.34%) Oracle
4 150 (7.15%) Google
5 87 (4.15%) VMware
6 69 (3.29%) Apple
6 69 (3.29%) Sony
6 69 (3.29%) Yahoo!
7 53 (2.53%) Tableau
8 52 (2.48%) SAP
8 52 (2.48%) Twitter
9 46 (2.19%) Cisco
10 40 (1.91%) Citrix
11 32 (1.53%) Veeam
12 30 (1.43%) Splunk
13 28 (1.33%) Sitecore
14 27 (1.29%) Alterian
15 24 (1.14%) HP
15 24 (1.14%) Red Hat
16 19 (0.91%) EMC