Period
to 26 November 2020

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 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 596 359 231
Rank change year-on-year -237 -128 +34
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 108 1,170 2,413
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.86% 1.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.70% 3.18% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 98 1,229 2,613
Median annual salary £46,865 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.27% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,750 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +18.75%

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 15,469 36,802 46,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.16% 27.10% 29.18%
Number of salaries quoted 13,159 30,348 38,689
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +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 November 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Top 16 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 November 2020. 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 -229 97 £46,000 -8.00% 18
UK excluding London -22 74 £45,000 - 15
North of England +54 38 £45,000 +5.88% 3
London -175 31 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Yorkshire +65 22 £45,000 +5.88% 1
South East +86 17 £47,500 -2.56% 6
Work from Home -134 14 £46,250 -2.63% 4
North West +58 12 £45,000 +7.14% 2
Midlands +60 6 £48,500 +21.25% 2
West Midlands +78 5 £48,500 +21.25%
Scotland +66 4 £52,500 +10.53%
Wales +38 4 £45,000 +21.62%
North East +21 4 £45,000 +9.09%
South West +86 3 £40,763 -9.42% 1
East of England +71 2 £37,500 -16.67% 3
East Midlands +39 1 £40,000 +6.67% 2

For the 6 months to 26 November 2020, 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.

1 108 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 75 (69.44%) SQL
3 59 (54.63%) Microsoft
3 59 (54.63%) Azure
4 47 (43.52%) C#
5 45 (41.67%) .NET
6 41 (37.96%) T-SQL
7 39 (36.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 34 (31.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (30.56%) DevOps
10 32 (29.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 31 (28.70%) Windows
12 28 (25.93%) MVC
13 26 (24.07%) SQL Server 2014
14 25 (23.15%) Business Intelligence
15 23 (21.30%) JavaScript
15 23 (21.30%) Finance
16 22 (20.37%) Visual Studio
17 21 (19.44%) Oracle
17 21 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (19.44%) jQuery
17 21 (19.44%) Performance Tuning
18 20 (18.52%) ASP.NET
19 18 (16.67%) ETL
19 18 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
19 18 (16.67%) High Availability
19 18 (16.67%) Power Platform
20 17 (15.74%) .NET Core
21 16 (14.81%) Power BI
21 16 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API

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 9 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.41%) IIS
3 7 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.48%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (3.70%) Red Hat Fuse
4 4 (3.70%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.70%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.93%) Apache
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Synapse
6 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (54.63%) Azure
2 18 (16.67%) Power Platform
3 9 (8.33%) SaaS
4 7 (6.48%) Office 365
5 5 (4.63%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (4.63%) IaaS
6 4 (3.70%) AWS
6 4 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (3.70%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.85%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.93%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.93%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.93%) PaaS
8 1 (0.93%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.93%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.56%) DHCP
1 6 (5.56%) Firewall
1 6 (5.56%) Skype
2 5 (4.63%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (3.70%) DNS
3 4 (3.70%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.85%) VPN
4 2 (1.85%) WAN
5 1 (0.93%) Modbus
5 1 (0.93%) MQTT
5 1 (0.93%) Profibus
5 1 (0.93%) RS-232
5 1 (0.93%) RS-485
5 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.93%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 39 (36.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 34 (31.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (29.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (24.07%) SQL Server 2014
6 16 (14.81%) Power BI
6 16 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (12.96%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (9.26%) Relational Database
10 9 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (8.33%) Oracle Database
11 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2017
12 6 (5.56%) MS Access
12 6 (5.56%) MySQL
12 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2019
13 5 (4.63%) Data Lake
13 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (4.63%) Oracle Database 12c
13 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 22 (20.37%) Visual Studio
2 11 (10.19%) Git (software)
3 8 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (5.56%) git-flow
4 6 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (5.56%) Selenium
4 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (5.56%) TeamCity
4 6 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.70%) JMeter
5 4 (3.70%) Katalon Studio
5 4 (3.70%) MSTest
6 3 (2.78%) GitLab
6 3 (2.78%) JIRA
6 3 (2.78%) Maven
7 2 (1.85%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (1.85%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.85%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 23 (21.30%) Finance
2 10 (9.26%) Banking
3 6 (5.56%) Marketing
4 5 (4.63%) Public Sector
4 5 (4.63%) Retail
4 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.70%) Automotive
5 4 (3.70%) Publishing
6 2 (1.85%) Military
7 1 (0.93%) Back Office
7 1 (0.93%) Electronics
7 1 (0.93%) Local Government
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.93%) Police
Job Titles
1 53 (49.07%) Developer
2 30 (27.78%) DBA
3 26 (24.07%) SQL DBA
4 14 (12.96%) Senior Developer
5 13 (12.04%) SQL Developer
6 12 (11.11%) .NET Developer
7 9 (8.33%) Analyst
7 9 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
8 8 (7.41%) C# Developer
9 6 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (4.63%) Azure DevOps
10 5 (4.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (4.63%) Database Developer
10 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Software Developer
10 5 (4.63%) SQL Database Developer
10 5 (4.63%) Systems Developer
11 4 (3.70%) Administrator
11 4 (3.70%) Azure Developer
11 4 (3.70%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (41.67%) .NET
2 21 (19.44%) jQuery
3 20 (18.52%) ASP.NET
4 17 (15.74%) .NET Core
5 16 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
5 16 (14.81%) CSS
5 16 (14.81%) HTML
6 14 (12.96%) .NET Framework
7 12 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (10.19%) REST
9 10 (9.26%) Entity Framework
9 10 (9.26%) Web Services
10 9 (8.33%) AngularJS
10 9 (8.33%) SOAP
11 7 (6.48%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (6.48%) RESTful
12 5 (4.63%) WCF
12 5 (4.63%) XML
13 4 (3.70%) Ajax
13 4 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (9.26%) Clustering
2 7 (6.48%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (6.48%) Replication
3 5 (4.63%) Cloud Native
3 5 (4.63%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.70%) FMCG
4 4 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.78%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) PKI
6 1 (0.93%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (28.70%) Windows
2 11 (10.19%) Linux
2 11 (10.19%) Windows Server 2016
3 10 (9.26%) Windows Server
3 10 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.70%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.56%) DevOps
2 28 (25.93%) MVC
3 25 (23.15%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (19.44%) Performance Tuning
5 18 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (16.67%) ETL
5 18 (16.67%) High Availability
6 15 (13.89%) Microservices
6 15 (13.89%) Test Automation
7 14 (12.96%) Mentoring
8 13 (12.04%) Migration
8 13 (12.04%) Scrum
9 12 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (10.19%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (10.19%) SDLC
10 11 (10.19%) SOLID
11 10 (9.26%) Decision-Making
11 10 (9.26%) Web Development
12 9 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 75 (69.44%) SQL
2 47 (43.52%) C#
3 41 (37.96%) T-SQL
4 23 (21.30%) JavaScript
5 12 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 7 (6.48%) Python
7 4 (3.70%) VBScript
8 3 (2.78%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (1.85%) Java
9 2 (1.85%) PHP
9 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.85%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.93%) C++
10 1 (0.93%) R
10 1 (0.93%) VB
10 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.93%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.48%) MCSA
3 6 (5.56%) MCITP
4 3 (2.78%) CCNA
4 3 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.78%) Degree
4 3 (2.78%) HP AIS
4 3 (2.78%) HP ASE
4 3 (2.78%) HP MASE
4 3 (2.78%) JNCIS
4 3 (2.78%) MCP
4 3 (2.78%) MCSE
4 3 (2.78%) NCIE
4 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.93%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.85%) GDPR
3 1 (0.93%) IFRS
3 1 (0.93%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.48%) vSphere
4 6 (5.56%) Docker
5 5 (4.63%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (3.70%) XenApp
7 3 (2.78%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (6.48%) SCCM
2 6 (5.56%) Ansible
2 6 (5.56%) Puppet
3 5 (4.63%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (3.70%) Data Guard
5 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.78%) SCOM
6 2 (1.85%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.93%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.93%) Simpana
Vendors
1 59 (54.63%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.44%) Oracle
3 15 (13.89%) VMware
4 7 (6.48%) Cisco
5 5 (4.63%) CommVault
5 5 (4.63%) NetApp
6 4 (3.70%) Citrix
6 4 (3.70%) HP
6 4 (3.70%) RedGate
6 4 (3.70%) Sophos
7 3 (2.78%) Brocade
7 3 (2.78%) Juniper
7 3 (2.78%) Meraki
7 3 (2.78%) SAP
8 2 (1.85%) Sybase
9 1 (0.93%) Adobe
9 1 (0.93%) Dell
9 1 (0.93%) QAD
9 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.93%) TOWER Software