Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 456 1158
Rank change year-on-year +267 +702 -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 3,209 1,072 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.81% 0.63% 0.061%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.91% 2.04% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3,094 1,035 108
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £79,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -10.53% -

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 54,271 52,421 63,796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.62% 30.61% 31.39%
Number of salaries quoted 45,214 44,692 54,240
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 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 +264 2,972 £42,500 -5.56% 275
UK excluding London +230 2,511 £42,500 - 199
South East +212 822 £42,500 -5.56% 66
North of England +180 640 £40,000 - 51
London +163 634 £52,500 -8.70% 88
North West +139 400 £40,000 - 33
East of England +177 340 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Midlands +99 339 £42,000 -6.67% 23
South West +117 197 £40,000 - 23
East Midlands +64 190 £42,000 -1.18% 10
Yorkshire +110 164 £42,500 -3.41% 14
West Midlands +76 149 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Scotland +39 101 £50,000 +11.11% 7
North East +50 76 £35,000 -6.67% 4
Wales +52 63 £40,000 - 2
Northern Ireland +4 6 £40,000 -11.11%
Isle of Man - 3 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 3,209 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2,448 (76.29%) .NET
3 2,408 (75.04%) C#
4 2,293 (71.46%) Agile Software Development
5 2,064 (64.32%) ASP.NET
6 2,034 (63.38%) MVC
7 2,001 (62.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,966 (61.27%) TDD
9 1,914 (59.64%) Web Application Development
10 1,898 (59.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 1,572 (48.99%) BDD
12 1,529 (47.65%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1,492 (46.49%) RESTful
14 1,226 (38.21%) WCF
15 1,086 (33.84%) Node.js
16 1,010 (31.47%) Ruby
17 997 (31.07%) Git (software)
18 944 (29.42%) NoSQL
19 895 (27.89%) AngularJS
20 868 (27.05%) .NET Framework
21 852 (26.55%) SQL
22 823 (25.65%) Microsoft
23 805 (25.09%) Scrum
24 797 (24.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 695 (21.66%) Entity Framework
26 655 (20.41%) KnockoutJS
27 642 (20.01%) Business Intelligence
28 640 (19.94%) Code First Entity Framework
29 632 (19.69%) Microsoft Azure
30 600 (18.70%) Dependency Injection

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 81 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
2 66 (2.06%) IIS
3 50 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 36 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 35 (1.09%) SharePoint
6 15 (0.47%) Skype for Business
7 14 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (0.41%) NServiceBus
9 9 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (0.25%) CMS
11 6 (0.19%) DataSynapse
11 6 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.19%) SAS
11 6 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.16%) Confluence
12 5 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.16%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.12%) Apache
13 4 (0.12%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 63 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.093%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.062%) FreeHand
5 1 (0.031%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.093%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.062%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.031%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.031%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.031%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 632 (19.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (2.21%) Office 365
4 45 (1.40%) GitHub
5 42 (1.31%) Google Play
6 40 (1.25%) PaaS
7 31 (0.97%) SaaS
8 29 (0.90%) IaaS
9 17 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (0.53%) Azure Machine Learning
10 14 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.37%) Google Analytics
12 9 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.19%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.16%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.16%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.16%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
15 4 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 279 (8.69%) Internet
2 81 (2.52%) Broadband
3 56 (1.75%) Hyperconnected
4 49 (1.53%) Firewall
5 39 (1.22%) DNS
6 24 (0.75%) DHCP
7 17 (0.53%) VPN
8 15 (0.47%) SAN
8 15 (0.47%) Skype
9 14 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
10 11 (0.34%) LAN
10 11 (0.34%) SSL
10 11 (0.34%) WAN
11 10 (0.31%) MPLS
11 10 (0.31%) NAS
11 10 (0.31%) TCP/IP
12 9 (0.28%) VLAN
13 5 (0.16%) iSCSI
13 5 (0.16%) NetScaler
13 5 (0.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,209 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 944 (29.42%) NoSQL
3 600 (18.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 527 (16.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 456 (14.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 418 (13.03%) SQL Server 2014
7 401 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
8 312 (9.72%) MongoDB
9 266 (8.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 245 (7.63%) SQL Server 2008
11 218 (6.79%) RavenDB
12 185 (5.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 170 (5.30%) Power BI
14 52 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
15 51 (1.59%) OLAP
16 49 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
16 49 (1.53%) QlikView
17 48 (1.50%) Relational Database
18 32 (1.00%) MySQL
18 32 (1.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 997 (31.07%) Git (software)
2 263 (8.20%) NUnit
3 196 (6.11%) MSTest
4 135 (4.21%) Rhino Mocks
5 132 (4.11%) Moq
6 120 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 100 (3.12%) TeamCity
8 77 (2.40%) Visual Studio
9 67 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
10 35 (1.09%) Jenkins
11 34 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
12 17 (0.53%) Subversion
13 16 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 15 (0.47%) MSBuild
15 13 (0.41%) Eclipse
16 12 (0.37%) JIRA
17 8 (0.25%) Bitbucket
18 7 (0.22%) Selenium
19 4 (0.12%) Jasmine
19 4 (0.12%) SpecFlow
General
1 426 (13.28%) Finance
2 394 (12.28%) Advertising
3 311 (9.69%) Marketing
4 276 (8.60%) Games
5 143 (4.46%) Music Industry
6 97 (3.02%) Retail
7 80 (2.49%) Telecoms
8 55 (1.71%) Banking
9 13 (0.41%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.28%) Law
10 9 (0.28%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.22%) Automotive
12 5 (0.16%) Billing
12 5 (0.16%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.12%) Back Office
13 4 (0.12%) Brand Awareness
13 4 (0.12%) Legal
14 3 (0.093%) Electronics
14 3 (0.093%) Publishing
15 2 (0.062%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2,746 (85.57%) Developer
2 2,276 (70.93%) .NET Developer
3 564 (17.58%) C# Developer
4 535 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 332 (10.35%) ASP.NET Developer
6 331 (10.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 276 (8.60%) SQL Developer
8 267 (8.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 244 (7.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 238 (7.42%) .NET Software Developer
11 215 (6.70%) DBA
12 195 (6.08%) SQL DBA
13 183 (5.70%) SQL Server Developer
14 140 (4.36%) .NET Developer - Fintech
15 134 (4.18%) SQL BI Developer
16 129 (4.02%) C# WPF Developer
16 129 (4.02%) WPF Developer
17 109 (3.40%) Internet Developer
18 103 (3.21%) Data Warehouse Developer
19 92 (2.87%) SQL Server BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,448 (76.29%) .NET
2 2,064 (64.32%) ASP.NET
3 2,001 (62.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1,898 (59.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1,529 (47.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1,492 (46.49%) RESTful
7 1,226 (38.21%) WCF
8 1,086 (33.84%) Node.js
9 895 (27.89%) AngularJS
10 868 (27.05%) .NET Framework
11 797 (24.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 695 (21.66%) Entity Framework
13 655 (20.41%) KnockoutJS
14 640 (19.94%) Code First Entity Framework
15 481 (14.99%) WPF
16 392 (12.22%) HTML
17 381 (11.87%) CSS
18 302 (9.41%) HTML5
19 270 (8.41%) Ninject
20 261 (8.13%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 561 (17.48%) Greenfield Project
2 294 (9.16%) Enterprise Software
3 204 (6.36%) Fintech
4 124 (3.86%) Social Network
5 108 (3.37%) Clustering
6 104 (3.24%) Tandem
7 103 (3.21%) Replication
8 93 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
9 66 (2.06%) Digital TV
10 53 (1.65%) Computer Science
11 49 (1.53%) Mobile App
12 42 (1.31%) iPhone
13 41 (1.28%) Data Centre
14 39 (1.22%) Social Media
15 38 (1.18%) BBC
15 38 (1.18%) Music Streaming
16 36 (1.12%) Management Information System
17 30 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
18 15 (0.47%) User Experience
19 14 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 416 (12.96%) Windows
2 145 (4.52%) Windows Server
3 56 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (1.62%) Android
5 44 (1.37%) Linux
5 44 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (0.50%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.31%) Unix
7 10 (0.31%) VMS
7 10 (0.31%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.22%) CentOS
9 6 (0.19%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.093%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.093%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.031%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.031%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.031%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,293 (71.46%) Agile Software Development
2 2,034 (63.38%) MVC
3 1,966 (61.27%) TDD
4 1,914 (59.64%) Web Application Development
5 1,572 (48.99%) BDD
6 805 (25.09%) Scrum
7 642 (20.01%) Business Intelligence
8 600 (18.70%) Dependency Injection
9 498 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
10 497 (15.49%) OO
11 425 (13.24%) Kanban
12 249 (7.76%) MVVM
13 206 (6.42%) ETL
14 193 (6.01%) Asset Management
15 182 (5.67%) High Availability
16 177 (5.52%) Domain-Driven Design
17 171 (5.33%) Wealth Management
18 161 (5.02%) Performance Tuning
19 156 (4.86%) Problem-Solving
20 151 (4.71%) Inversion of Control
Programming Languages
1 2,408 (75.04%) C#
2 1,010 (31.47%) Ruby
3 852 (26.55%) SQL
4 520 (16.20%) T-SQL
5 409 (12.75%) JavaScript
6 170 (5.30%) PowerShell
7 166 (5.17%) VB.NET
8 132 (4.11%) VB
9 92 (2.87%) F#
10 33 (1.03%) PL/SQL
10 33 (1.03%) VBA
11 27 (0.84%) C
12 26 (0.81%) Python
13 23 (0.72%) TypeScript
14 21 (0.65%) R
15 13 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 9 (0.28%) Java
17 7 (0.22%) C++
18 6 (0.19%) Shell Script
19 4 (0.12%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 98 (3.05%) Degree
2 75 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (1.28%) MCSE
4 23 (0.72%) Security Cleared
5 17 (0.53%) SC Cleared
6 13 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 13 (0.41%) MCSA
7 11 (0.34%) MCDBA
8 10 (0.31%) MCITP
9 7 (0.22%) CCNA
9 7 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.22%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.22%) ISEB
10 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 4 (0.12%) MCP
11 4 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.093%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.093%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (0.093%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (1.34%) Data Quality
2 15 (0.47%) SLA
3 13 (0.41%) QA
4 11 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.22%) GDPR
5 7 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.12%) PMO
7 3 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.031%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.031%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.031%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 98 (3.05%) Active Directory
2 56 (1.75%) Docker
3 51 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 47 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (0.62%) vSphere
7 15 (0.47%) XenApp
8 13 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.16%) Squid
13 3 (0.093%) XenServer
14 1 (0.031%) Firmware
14 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 77 (2.40%) Kibana
2 64 (1.99%) WSUS
3 59 (1.84%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 29 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
5 22 (0.69%) SCOM
6 18 (0.56%) SCCM
7 14 (0.44%) Puppet
8 10 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.22%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.19%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.16%) Ansible
11 5 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.12%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.12%) CloudHub
12 4 (0.12%) Control-M
12 4 (0.12%) Endace
12 4 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.12%) Kubernetes
12 4 (0.12%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.093%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 823 (25.65%) Microsoft
2 364 (11.34%) Facebook
3 126 (3.93%) Google
4 79 (2.46%) Tableau
5 76 (2.37%) VMware
6 72 (2.24%) Oracle
7 55 (1.71%) Twitter
8 47 (1.46%) Citrix
9 39 (1.22%) Apple
9 39 (1.22%) Cisco
10 38 (1.18%) Sony
10 38 (1.18%) Yahoo!
11 28 (0.87%) RedGate
12 18 (0.56%) Cognos
12 18 (0.56%) SAP
13 16 (0.50%) Meraki
14 15 (0.47%) IBM
15 14 (0.44%) Alteryx
15 14 (0.44%) Capita
15 14 (0.44%) Xamarin