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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 292 856 983
Rank change year-on-year +564 +127  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 964 91 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 0.092% 0.005%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.51% 0.31% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 917 72 5
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -17.39%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 -

SQL Server 2016 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 27432 29570 36350
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.88% 29.98% 32.77%
Number of salaries quoted 23131 25206 30679
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SQL Server 2016 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +525 910 £45,000 -5.26% 128
South East +211 197 £40,000 -6.97% 36
London +182 188 £55,000 -8.33% 15
North West +90 155 £40,000 -5.88% 15
East Midlands +103 86 £47,500 +35.71% 11
Manchester +43 84 £40,000 -5.88% 10
West Midlands +94 78 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Yorkshire +56 73 £43,750 -7.89% 15
East of England +65 66 £45,000 +20.00% 12
South West +64 61 £37,500 -1.31% 15
West Yorkshire +49 53 £43,875 -7.63% 6
Leeds +47 48 £43,875 +9.68% 5
Nottinghamshire +44 41 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Nottingham +39 40 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Surrey - 36 £50,000 - 3
Hampshire - 36 £40,000 - 5
West Sussex +40 34 £35,000 -21.34% 10
Buckinghamshire - 34 £45,000 - 8
Birmingham - 33 £42,500 - 3
Hertfordshire +33 32 £47,500 +26.66% 7
Cheshire - 30 £38,750 -
Northamptonshire - 28 £51,500 - 5
City of London +36 27 £72,500 +26.08% 2
Scotland +36 27 £45,000 - 5
Merseyside +19 22 £43,750 - 1
Oxfordshire +35 20 £45,000 +42.85% 2
Warwickshire - 20 £40,000 - 2
Milton Keynes - 20 £50,000 - 2
Somerset - 19 £37,500 - 2
North Yorkshire +16 18 £41,250 -13.15% 4

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 1558 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 966 (62.00%) .NET
3 965 (61.94%) C#
4 898 (57.64%) Agile Software Development
5 786 (50.45%) ASP.NET
6 768 (49.29%) MVC
7 746 (47.88%) TDD
8 717 (46.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 695 (44.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 691 (44.35%) Web Application Development
11 633 (40.63%) SQL
12 595 (38.19%) BDD
13 578 (37.10%) ASP.NET Web API
14 525 (33.70%) WCF
15 522 (33.50%) RESTful
16 504 (32.35%) Business Intelligence
17 495 (31.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 431 (27.66%) Microsoft
19 429 (27.54%) Data Warehouse
20 425 (27.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 422 (27.09%) T-SQL
22 420 (26.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 410 (26.32%) Node.js
24 400 (25.67%) NoSQL
25 395 (25.35%) Git (software)
26 381 (24.45%) Ruby
27 339 (21.76%) Scrum
28 333 (21.37%) SQL Server 2014
29 327 (20.99%) .NET Framework
30 308 (19.77%) Microsoft Azure

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 58 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
3 23 (1.48%) IIS
4 14 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (0.90%) SAS
5 11 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (0.64%) CMS
6 10 (0.64%) Confluence
7 9 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (0.45%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.32%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.19%) Apache
11 3 (0.19%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.13%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.13%) DataSynapse
12 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.064%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 59 (3.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.58%) HipChat
4 6 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.32%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (1.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 15 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.064%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.064%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 308 (19.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (2.82%) Google Play
4 24 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (1.35%) GitHub
6 20 (1.28%) Azure Machine Learning
7 19 (1.22%) Office 365
8 16 (1.03%) PaaS
9 15 (0.96%) IaaS
10 11 (0.71%) SaaS
11 10 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.26%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 4 (0.26%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.19%) Boomi
15 2 (0.13%) Data Lake Analytics
15 2 (0.13%) OneDrive
16 1 (0.064%) Google Analytics
16 1 (0.064%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 166 (10.65%) Internet
2 41 (2.63%) Broadband
3 19 (1.22%) DHCP
3 19 (1.22%) DNS
4 16 (1.03%) SAN
5 14 (0.90%) Firewall
6 9 (0.58%) NAS
7 6 (0.39%) Intranet
8 5 (0.32%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (0.32%) Skype
8 5 (0.32%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.26%) HTTP
9 4 (0.26%) MPLS
10 3 (0.19%) SSL
11 2 (0.13%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.13%) Extranet
11 2 (0.13%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.064%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.064%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.064%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1558 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 495 (31.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 429 (27.54%) Data Warehouse
4 425 (27.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 420 (26.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 400 (25.67%) NoSQL
7 333 (21.37%) SQL Server 2014
8 266 (17.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 178 (11.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 172 (11.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 150 (9.63%) Power BI
12 95 (6.10%) Big Data
13 85 (5.46%) MongoDB
14 55 (3.53%) Relational Database
15 53 (3.40%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 53 (3.40%) RavenDB
16 50 (3.21%) QlikView
17 47 (3.02%) SQL Server 2005
18 39 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
19 32 (2.05%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 395 (25.35%) Git (software)
2 145 (9.31%) NUnit
3 91 (5.84%) MSTest
4 89 (5.71%) Moq
4 89 (5.71%) Rhino Mocks
5 76 (4.88%) Visual Studio
6 46 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (1.41%) JIRA
8 20 (1.28%) TeamCity
9 16 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (0.83%) Bitbucket
11 12 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (0.58%) NSubstitute
13 8 (0.51%) Subversion
14 4 (0.26%) Jenkins
14 4 (0.26%) tSQLt
15 3 (0.19%) Mercurial
15 3 (0.19%) SpecFlow
16 1 (0.064%) ReSharper
16 1 (0.064%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 186 (11.94%) Finance
2 155 (9.95%) Advertising
3 150 (9.63%) Games
4 104 (6.68%) Marketing
5 58 (3.72%) Music Industry
6 52 (3.34%) Legal
7 48 (3.08%) Telecoms
8 45 (2.89%) Retail
9 21 (1.35%) Banking
10 14 (0.90%) Law
11 6 (0.39%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.19%) Back Office
12 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.19%) Front Office
13 2 (0.13%) German Language
13 2 (0.13%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.064%) Billing
14 1 (0.064%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1171 (75.16%) Developer
2 791 (50.77%) .NET Developer
3 209 (13.41%) SQL Developer
4 187 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 185 (11.87%) DBA
6 173 (11.10%) SQL DBA
7 143 (9.18%) C# Developer
8 128 (8.22%) C# .NET Developer
9 126 (8.09%) SQL Server Developer
10 92 (5.91%) SQL Server DBA
11 91 (5.84%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 91 (5.84%) SQL BI Developer
12 85 (5.46%) .NET Software Developer
13 84 (5.39%) ASP.NET Developer
14 81 (5.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 74 (4.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 67 (4.30%) Internet Developer
17 64 (4.11%) Senior Developer
17 64 (4.11%) SSIS Developer
18 63 (4.04%) SQL Server BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 966 (62.00%) .NET
2 786 (50.45%) ASP.NET
3 717 (46.02%) ASP.NET MVC
4 695 (44.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 578 (37.10%) ASP.NET Web API
6 525 (33.70%) WCF
7 522 (33.50%) RESTful
8 410 (26.32%) Node.js
9 327 (20.99%) .NET Framework
10 298 (19.13%) AngularJS
11 297 (19.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 271 (17.39%) Entity Framework
13 248 (15.92%) Code First Entity Framework
14 225 (14.44%) KnockoutJS
15 181 (11.62%) WPF
16 123 (7.89%) Ninject
17 119 (7.64%) CSS
18 101 (6.48%) WinForms
19 99 (6.35%) HTML
20 94 (6.03%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 256 (16.43%) Greenfield Project
2 123 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
3 76 (4.88%) Clustering
4 72 (4.62%) Replication
5 69 (4.43%) Fintech
6 67 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
7 48 (3.08%) Mobile App
7 48 (3.08%) Streaming Music
8 46 (2.95%) Social Network
9 44 (2.82%) iPhone
10 42 (2.70%) Tandem
11 41 (2.63%) Computer Science
12 40 (2.57%) N-Tier
13 38 (2.44%) BBC
14 37 (2.37%) Social Media
15 21 (1.35%) Blog
15 21 (1.35%) Client/Server
15 21 (1.35%) Digital Media
16 17 (1.09%) iPad
17 15 (0.96%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 209 (13.41%) Windows
2 73 (4.69%) Windows Server
3 57 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (2.95%) Android
6 10 (0.64%) Linux
7 8 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.19%) Unix
10 2 (0.13%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.064%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.064%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.064%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.064%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 898 (57.64%) Agile Software Development
2 768 (49.29%) MVC
3 746 (47.88%) TDD
4 691 (44.35%) Web Application Development
5 595 (38.19%) BDD
6 504 (32.35%) Business Intelligence
7 339 (21.76%) Scrum
8 206 (13.22%) ETL
9 189 (12.13%) Continuous Integration
10 178 (11.42%) Dependency Injection
10 178 (11.42%) Kanban
11 168 (10.78%) OO
12 142 (9.11%) MVVM
13 115 (7.38%) Performance Tuning
14 103 (6.61%) Analytics
15 95 (6.10%) High Availability
16 87 (5.58%) Inversion of Control
17 74 (4.75%) Data Modelling
17 74 (4.75%) Domain-Driven Design
18 65 (4.17%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 965 (61.94%) C#
2 633 (40.63%) SQL
3 422 (27.09%) T-SQL
4 381 (24.45%) Ruby
5 150 (9.63%) JavaScript
6 75 (4.81%) VB
7 71 (4.56%) VB.NET
8 69 (4.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 62 (3.98%) PowerShell
10 45 (2.89%) R
11 40 (2.57%) Java
12 27 (1.73%) VBA
13 19 (1.22%) Python
14 13 (0.83%) F#
15 9 (0.58%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.32%) C++
16 5 (0.32%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.26%) C
18 3 (0.19%) SQR
19 2 (0.13%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 66 (4.24%) Degree
2 23 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (0.96%) Security Cleared
5 12 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (0.58%) MCSE
7 8 (0.51%) SC Cleared
8 7 (0.45%) MCSA
8 7 (0.45%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.45%) PMP
9 6 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.13%) CCNA
10 2 (0.13%) CCNP
10 2 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.13%) MCITP
11 1 (0.064%) CCA
11 1 (0.064%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.064%) MCT
11 1 (0.064%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.31%) Data Quality
2 8 (0.51%) SLA
3 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.064%) QA
System Software
1 57 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.51%) vSphere
4 7 (0.45%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.26%) XenApp
7 1 (0.064%) Docker
7 1 (0.064%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.064%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (0.90%) WSUS
2 13 (0.83%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 13 (0.83%) Kibana
3 12 (0.77%) SCCM
4 11 (0.71%) SCOM
5 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.13%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.13%) SQL Sentry
8 2 (0.13%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.064%) Nagios
9 1 (0.064%) Opsview
9 1 (0.064%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 431 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 155 (9.95%) Facebook
3 89 (5.71%) Tableau
4 85 (5.46%) Google
5 69 (4.43%) Oracle
6 61 (3.92%) VMware
7 38 (2.44%) Apple
7 38 (2.44%) Cognos
8 37 (2.37%) Sony
8 37 (2.37%) Yahoo!
9 25 (1.60%) SAP
9 25 (1.60%) Splunk
9 25 (1.60%) Twitter
10 16 (1.03%) IBM
11 14 (0.90%) MicroStrategy
12 11 (0.71%) iManage
13 10 (0.64%) Citrix
14 9 (0.58%) Cisco
15 8 (0.51%) RedGate
16 6 (0.39%) HP
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: Annual leave allowance and pension
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £22,000 - £29,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum 25 days holiday, 2 x life assurance
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Altrincham, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Ipswich, Suffolk
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ely, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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London
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Worthing, West Sussex
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salford, Lancashire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Skipton, North Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Dorset
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Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + bens
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Crawley, West Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Chelmsford, Essex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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