Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 663 405 267
Rank change year-on-year -258 -138 -66
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 151 921 2,003
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.75% 1.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.75% 2.77% 4.59%
Number of salaries quoted 146 909 2,123
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.77% +21.18%
10th Percentile £34,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £75,000 £89,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,250 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.94% -15.00% +17.65%

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 20,012 33,284 43,614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.90% 27.03% 28.82%
Number of salaries quoted 16,565 27,516 36,256
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -226 144 £47,500 - 25
UK excluding London -115 78 £41,250 -2.94% 20
London -145 67 £60,000 +20.00% 7
North of England -11 42 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Work from Home -165 28 £47,500 - 6
North West +5 21 £45,000 +5.88% 2
South East +43 20 £46,250 -7.50% 7
Yorkshire +9 20 £36,750 -14.53% 4
Midlands +9 8 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands -2 5 £38,500 -3.75% 1
East of England +31 4 £37,500 -6.25% 2
West Midlands +34 3 £48,500 +21.25% 2
Wales +25 2 £45,000 +9.09%
South West +17 2 £37,500 -6.25%
North East +8 1 £36,000 -12.73%

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 151 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 107 (70.86%) SQL
3 76 (50.33%) Microsoft
4 73 (48.34%) T-SQL
4 73 (48.34%) Azure
5 63 (41.72%) C#
6 61 (40.40%) .NET
7 48 (31.79%) Finance
8 45 (29.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 45 (29.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 44 (29.14%) DevOps
10 42 (27.81%) JavaScript
11 40 (26.49%) Windows
12 38 (25.17%) Business Intelligence
12 38 (25.17%) MVC
13 35 (23.18%) ASP.NET
14 34 (22.52%) SQL Server 2012
15 33 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
15 33 (21.85%) jQuery
16 30 (19.87%) SQL Server 2014
17 29 (19.21%) CSS
17 29 (19.21%) HTML
18 28 (18.54%) ASP.NET Web API
19 27 (17.88%) Oracle
19 27 (17.88%) .NET Framework
20 25 (16.56%) Visual Studio
20 25 (16.56%) Scrum
20 25 (16.56%) Clustering
20 25 (16.56%) Relational Database
21 24 (15.89%) Power Platform

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 13 (8.61%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.95%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.64%) IIS
4 6 (3.97%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.65%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.99%) Red Hat Fuse
6 3 (1.99%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.32%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (7.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 73 (48.34%) Azure
2 24 (15.89%) Power Platform
3 18 (11.92%) AWS
4 15 (9.93%) GCP
4 15 (9.93%) SaaS
5 8 (5.30%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (2.65%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.99%) IaaS
7 3 (1.99%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.99%) PaaS
7 3 (1.99%) Serverless
8 1 (0.66%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.66%) GitHub
8 1 (0.66%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.66%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.65%) DHCP
1 4 (2.65%) DNS
1 4 (2.65%) Skype
2 3 (1.99%) Firewall
2 3 (1.99%) NetScaler
2 3 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.66%) Internet
3 1 (0.66%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.66%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 45 (29.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 45 (29.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (22.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (19.87%) SQL Server 2014
5 25 (16.56%) Relational Database
6 23 (15.23%) MySQL
6 23 (15.23%) Power BI
7 19 (12.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (11.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (11.26%) Oracle Database
9 17 (11.26%) RDBMS
10 15 (9.93%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (9.93%) Oracle Database 12c
11 13 (8.61%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (7.28%) Oracle Exadata
13 8 (5.30%) MS Access
13 8 (5.30%) SQL Server 2019
14 6 (3.97%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (3.97%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 25 (16.56%) Visual Studio
2 18 (11.92%) Git (software)
3 13 (8.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (7.95%) MSTest
5 11 (7.28%) git-flow
5 11 (7.28%) Selenium
6 9 (5.96%) JMeter
6 9 (5.96%) Katalon Studio
7 6 (3.97%) Bitbucket
7 6 (3.97%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (3.31%) TeamCity
8 5 (3.31%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.32%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.32%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.66%) GitLab
10 1 (0.66%) JIRA
10 1 (0.66%) Maven
General
1 48 (31.79%) Finance
2 11 (7.28%) Public Sector
3 9 (5.96%) Banking
3 9 (5.96%) Law
4 7 (4.64%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.97%) Marketing
6 3 (1.99%) Automotive
6 3 (1.99%) Publishing
6 3 (1.99%) Retail
7 1 (0.66%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 70 (46.36%) Developer
2 34 (22.52%) DBA
3 24 (15.89%) .NET Developer
3 24 (15.89%) SQL DBA
4 19 (12.58%) Analyst
4 19 (12.58%) SQL Developer
5 12 (7.95%) Senior Developer
6 11 (7.28%) SQL Server DBA
7 10 (6.62%) Oracle DBA
8 9 (5.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 8 (5.30%) Applications Support
10 7 (4.64%) Applications Support Analyst
10 7 (4.64%) Azure DevOps
10 7 (4.64%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (4.64%) Financial Analyst
10 7 (4.64%) MySQL DBA
10 7 (4.64%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
10 7 (4.64%) SQL Server Developer
10 7 (4.64%) Sun Support
10 7 (4.64%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (40.40%) .NET
2 35 (23.18%) ASP.NET
3 33 (21.85%) jQuery
4 29 (19.21%) CSS
4 29 (19.21%) HTML
5 28 (18.54%) ASP.NET Web API
6 27 (17.88%) .NET Framework
7 22 (14.57%) .NET Core
8 20 (13.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (9.93%) Entity Framework
9 15 (9.93%) Web Services
10 14 (9.27%) REST
10 14 (9.27%) RESTful
11 12 (7.95%) SOAP
12 7 (4.64%) HTML5
13 6 (3.97%) Spring
13 6 (3.97%) XML
14 5 (3.31%) AngularJS
14 5 (3.31%) JSON
14 5 (3.31%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.56%) Clustering
2 18 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.61%) Management Information System
4 12 (7.95%) Reinsurance
5 9 (5.96%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (4.64%) Cloud Native
7 4 (2.65%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.65%) Replication
8 3 (1.99%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.99%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.99%) FMCG
8 3 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.99%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.32%) User Experience
10 1 (0.66%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (26.49%) Windows
2 17 (11.26%) Linux
3 15 (9.93%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.96%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (3.97%) Unix
5 6 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.99%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.32%) Android
7 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.32%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (29.14%) DevOps
2 38 (25.17%) Business Intelligence
2 38 (25.17%) MVC
3 33 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (16.56%) Scrum
5 24 (15.89%) ETL
6 22 (14.57%) Test Automation
7 21 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (10.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (10.60%) Performance Tuning
9 15 (9.93%) Business Continuity
10 14 (9.27%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (9.27%) High Availability
10 14 (9.27%) SOLID
10 14 (9.27%) Web Development
11 13 (8.61%) Microservices
11 13 (8.61%) SDLC
11 13 (8.61%) Software Engineering
12 12 (7.95%) Information Security
12 12 (7.95%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 107 (70.86%) SQL
2 73 (48.34%) T-SQL
3 63 (41.72%) C#
4 42 (27.81%) JavaScript
5 23 (15.23%) PowerShell
6 12 (7.95%) Python
7 10 (6.62%) VB
8 7 (4.64%) PL/SQL
8 7 (4.64%) VB.NET
9 6 (3.97%) Perl
9 6 (3.97%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.31%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.65%) R
11 4 (2.65%) VBScript
12 3 (1.99%) C
12 3 (1.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (1.32%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.32%) VBA
14 1 (0.66%) X++
14 1 (0.66%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (4.64%) Degree
2 6 (3.97%) MCSA
2 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.65%) MCSE
3 4 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (1.99%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.99%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.66%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.66%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.30%) GDPR
2 6 (3.97%) QA
3 4 (2.65%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.66%) IFRS
4 1 (0.66%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (9.93%) Oracle RAC
2 12 (7.95%) Active Directory
3 10 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.97%) XenApp
5 5 (3.31%) vCloud
6 3 (1.99%) Terminal Server
6 3 (1.99%) vSphere
7 1 (0.66%) Docker
7 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (9.93%) Oracle RMAN
2 7 (4.64%) SCCM
3 3 (1.99%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.99%) SCOM
4 1 (0.66%) Ansible
4 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.66%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.66%) Puppet
4 1 (0.66%) Simpana
Vendors
1 76 (50.33%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.88%) Oracle
3 16 (10.60%) VMware
4 15 (9.93%) Google
5 9 (5.96%) QAD
6 7 (4.64%) Aareon
6 7 (4.64%) Sun
6 7 (4.64%) Sybase
7 6 (3.97%) Citrix
8 5 (3.31%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.65%) CommVault
10 3 (1.99%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.99%) Cisco
10 3 (1.99%) Meraki
10 3 (1.99%) Sophos
10 3 (1.99%) Telerik
11 2 (1.32%) Qualys
11 2 (1.32%) RedGate
12 1 (0.66%) TOWER Software
12 1 (0.66%) Xamarin