Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 554 390 228
Rank change year-on-year -164 -162 +63
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 151 1,095 2,586
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.77% 1.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.07% 2.86% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 134 1,141 2,815
Median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 14,083 38,268 49,813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.28% 27.08% 29.75%
Number of salaries quoted 11,695 31,227 40,611
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,364 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.03% +4.73% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 19 September 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Top 17 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 19 September 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 -157 140 £46,000 -8.00% 16
UK excluding London +120 101 £45,000 - 13
London -165 49 £52,500 -4.55% 5
South East +152 34 £42,000 -11.58% 3
North of England +117 34 £45,500 +10.98% 4
Yorkshire +112 17 £45,000 +12.50%
North West +93 14 £46,865 +10.27% 4
Work from Home -36 12 £48,750 -2.50% 2
South West +131 11 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Midlands +103 8 £48,500 +21.25% 1
West Midlands +93 5 £48,500 +21.25%
Wales +36 5 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Scotland +106 4 £52,500 +19.32% 1
East of England +93 4 £35,000 -24.32%
East Midlands +68 3 £40,000 - 1
North East - 3 £45,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 151 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 99 (65.56%) SQL
3 88 (58.28%) Microsoft
4 87 (57.62%) Azure
5 64 (42.38%) C#
6 60 (39.74%) Windows
7 55 (36.42%) .NET
8 54 (35.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 51 (33.77%) T-SQL
10 45 (29.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 44 (29.14%) Business Intelligence
12 42 (27.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 42 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
13 40 (26.49%) SQL Server 2014
14 37 (24.50%) MVC
15 33 (21.85%) HTML
15 33 (21.85%) Visual Studio
15 33 (21.85%) CSS
16 32 (21.19%) DevOps
17 31 (20.53%) Windows Server
18 30 (19.87%) Data Warehouse
19 29 (19.21%) Power Platform
20 28 (18.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 27 (17.88%) Power BI
21 27 (17.88%) IIS
21 27 (17.88%) JavaScript
22 26 (17.22%) VMware
23 25 (16.56%) Finance
23 25 (16.56%) Greenfield Project
24 24 (15.89%) PowerShell

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 27 (17.88%) IIS
2 11 (7.28%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.64%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.65%) Apache
5 4 (2.65%) Apache Spark
5 4 (2.65%) Apache Synapse
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Fuse
6 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.66%) SAS
7 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (9.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (8.61%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.66%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (7.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.32%) NetSuite
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.32%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 87 (57.62%) Azure
2 29 (19.21%) Power Platform
3 16 (10.60%) AWS
4 10 (6.62%) Office 365
5 9 (5.96%) Azure Data Factory
5 9 (5.96%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (3.97%) SaaS
7 5 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (3.31%) IaaS
7 5 (3.31%) PowerApps
8 4 (2.65%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (2.65%) Power Automate
9 3 (1.99%) PaaS
10 1 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.66%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.62%) Firewall
2 8 (5.30%) Internet
3 4 (2.65%) NetScaler
4 3 (1.99%) DHCP
4 3 (1.99%) Modbus
4 3 (1.99%) MQTT
4 3 (1.99%) Profibus
4 3 (1.99%) RS-232
4 3 (1.99%) RS-485
4 3 (1.99%) Skype
4 3 (1.99%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.32%) VPN
5 2 (1.32%) WAN
5 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.66%) DNS
6 1 (0.66%) NAS
6 1 (0.66%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (35.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 45 (29.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (27.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (26.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 30 (19.87%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (18.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 27 (17.88%) Power BI
9 22 (14.57%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (12.58%) Relational Database
11 16 (10.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 16 (10.60%) MongoDB
11 16 (10.60%) OLAP
12 14 (9.27%) SQL Server 2017
13 12 (7.95%) Data Lake
13 12 (7.95%) RDBMS
14 11 (7.28%) Azure SQL Database
14 11 (7.28%) Big Data
15 7 (4.64%) Hadoop
15 7 (4.64%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 33 (21.85%) Visual Studio
2 21 (13.91%) Git (software)
3 16 (10.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (6.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (3.31%) JIRA
5 5 (3.31%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (1.99%) GitLab
6 3 (1.99%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.99%) Maven
6 3 (1.99%) Subversion
6 3 (1.99%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.32%) git-flow
7 2 (1.32%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (1.32%) tSQLt
8 1 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.66%) Selenium
8 1 (0.66%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.66%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (16.56%) Finance
2 10 (6.62%) Banking
3 5 (3.31%) Marketing
4 4 (2.65%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.65%) Music Industry
4 4 (2.65%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.65%) Retail
5 3 (1.99%) Electronics
5 3 (1.99%) Law
5 3 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.32%) Automotive
6 2 (1.32%) Back Office
6 2 (1.32%) Military
6 2 (1.32%) Police
6 2 (1.32%) Publishing
7 1 (0.66%) Legal
7 1 (0.66%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 70 (46.36%) Developer
2 27 (17.88%) DBA
3 24 (15.89%) SQL DBA
4 20 (13.25%) C# Developer
5 17 (11.26%) .NET Developer
5 17 (11.26%) SQL Developer
6 14 (9.27%) SQL Server DBA
7 12 (7.95%) Senior Developer
8 11 (7.28%) Analyst
8 11 (7.28%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (6.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 10 (6.62%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 9 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (5.30%) Data Engineer
11 8 (5.30%) HTML CSS Developer
11 8 (5.30%) HTML Developer
11 8 (5.30%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (4.64%) AWS DevOps
12 7 (4.64%) Full Stack Developer
13 6 (3.97%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (36.42%) .NET
2 33 (21.85%) CSS
2 33 (21.85%) HTML
3 24 (15.89%) ASP.NET
4 22 (14.57%) .NET Core
4 22 (14.57%) jQuery
5 19 (12.58%) XML
6 17 (11.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (9.27%) Ajax
7 14 (9.27%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (9.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 13 (8.61%) REST
9 12 (7.95%) .NET Framework
9 12 (7.95%) RESTful
10 11 (7.28%) AngularJS
10 11 (7.28%) Entity Framework
11 10 (6.62%) Web Services
12 9 (5.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 9 (5.96%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (5.96%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.56%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.30%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.64%) Hedge funds
5 6 (3.97%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.97%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.97%) Replication
6 5 (3.31%) Clustering
7 4 (2.65%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.99%) CMDB
8 3 (1.99%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.32%) FMCG
10 1 (0.66%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.66%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.66%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.66%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (39.74%) Windows
2 31 (20.53%) Windows Server
3 21 (13.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (13.25%) Linux
4 20 (13.25%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.65%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.99%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (29.14%) Business Intelligence
2 42 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (24.50%) MVC
4 32 (21.19%) DevOps
5 21 (13.91%) ETL
6 19 (12.58%) High Availability
6 19 (12.58%) Performance Tuning
7 17 (11.26%) Scrum
8 16 (10.60%) Software Engineering
9 15 (9.93%) Data Management
9 15 (9.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 15 (9.93%) Mentoring
10 13 (8.61%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (8.61%) CRM
10 13 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (7.95%) Analytics
11 12 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (6.62%) Data Integration
12 10 (6.62%) Microservices
12 10 (6.62%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (65.56%) SQL
2 64 (42.38%) C#
3 51 (33.77%) T-SQL
4 27 (17.88%) JavaScript
5 24 (15.89%) PowerShell
6 20 (13.25%) Python
7 9 (5.96%) VB
8 8 (5.30%) VB6
9 7 (4.64%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.31%) R
11 4 (2.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 4 (2.65%) Perl
11 4 (2.65%) Ruby
12 3 (1.99%) C++
12 3 (1.99%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.99%) VBScript
12 3 (1.99%) XQuery
13 2 (1.32%) Java
13 2 (1.32%) PHP
13 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (10.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.61%) MCSA
3 7 (4.64%) MCP
3 7 (4.64%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.64%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.97%) MCITP
5 5 (3.31%) Degree
5 5 (3.31%) MCSE
5 5 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.99%) CCNA
6 3 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.99%) HP AIS
6 3 (1.99%) HP ASE
6 3 (1.99%) HP MASE
6 3 (1.99%) JNCIS
6 3 (1.99%) NCIE
7 2 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.32%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.66%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.65%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.99%) GDPR
2 3 (1.99%) QA
3 2 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (15.23%) Active Directory
2 20 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (11.26%) Docker
4 11 (7.28%) vSphere
5 10 (6.62%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.31%) XenApp
8 4 (2.65%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.99%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.66%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.66%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (7.28%) Ansible
2 10 (6.62%) Puppet
3 7 (4.64%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.65%) SCCM
4 4 (2.65%) SCOM
5 3 (1.99%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.99%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.32%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.32%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.66%) Avamar
7 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.66%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.66%) Simpana
Vendors
1 88 (58.28%) Microsoft
2 26 (17.22%) VMware
3 24 (15.89%) Oracle
4 12 (7.95%) HP
5 11 (7.28%) Cisco
6 10 (6.62%) Tableau
7 8 (5.30%) NetApp
7 8 (5.30%) Telerik
8 7 (4.64%) Dell
8 7 (4.64%) SAP
9 6 (3.97%) Citrix
9 6 (3.97%) Juniper
10 5 (3.31%) CommVault
10 5 (3.31%) Veeam
11 4 (2.65%) Fortinet
11 4 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (2.65%) Sophos
11 4 (2.65%) Splunk
12 3 (1.99%) Brocade
12 3 (1.99%) Symantec