Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 323 1116
Rank change year-on-year +113 +793 +208
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 2,933 1,811 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.68% 1.02% 0.088%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.52% 3.32% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2,817 1,732 152
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.10% -20.87%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -

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 53,134 54,488 61,531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.43% 30.68% 30.25%
Number of salaries quoted 43,303 45,729 52,448
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +112 2,761 £45,000 - 269
UK excluding London +66 1,921 £42,500 +6.25% 181
London +234 969 £55,000 - 100
South East +67 615 £42,500 +6.25% 44
North of England +65 517 £40,000 - 60
North West +58 370 £40,000 - 36
Midlands +1 278 £42,500 -5.56% 24
East of England +95 256 £45,000 - 22
East Midlands -2 149 £42,500 -10.53% 11
West Midlands +25 129 £42,500 - 13
South West 0 126 £40,000 +6.67% 19
Yorkshire +18 112 £42,500 - 16
Scotland +18 90 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Wales +31 37 £40,000 - 7
North East +14 35 £40,000 +6.67% 8
Northern Ireland +1 1 £32,500 -27.78%
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 2,933 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2,227 (75.93%) .NET
3 2,216 (75.55%) C#
4 2,022 (68.94%) Agile Software Development
5 1,857 (63.31%) ASP.NET
6 1,825 (62.22%) MVC
7 1,773 (60.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,758 (59.94%) TDD
9 1,704 (58.10%) Web Application Development
10 1,501 (51.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 1,381 (47.08%) BDD
12 1,351 (46.06%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1,326 (45.21%) RESTful
14 1,062 (36.21%) WCF
15 885 (30.17%) Scrum
16 869 (29.63%) Node.js
17 836 (28.50%) Ruby
18 830 (28.30%) AngularJS
19 827 (28.20%) Git (software)
20 816 (27.82%) Microsoft
21 808 (27.55%) SQL
22 786 (26.80%) NoSQL
23 768 (26.18%) .NET Framework
24 706 (24.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 692 (23.59%) Dependency Injection
26 629 (21.45%) Microsoft Azure
27 586 (19.98%) Entity Framework
28 579 (19.74%) KnockoutJS
29 571 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
30 547 (18.65%) Kanban

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 90 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
2 54 (1.84%) IIS
3 32 (1.09%) MS Exchange
4 31 (1.06%) SharePoint
5 25 (0.85%) Skype for Business
6 18 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (0.58%) CMS
8 11 (0.38%) DNN
8 11 (0.38%) EPiServer
8 11 (0.38%) Immediacy CMS
8 11 (0.38%) Kentico
8 11 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
8 11 (0.38%) Sitefinity
8 11 (0.38%) Umbraco
9 10 (0.34%) NServiceBus
10 9 (0.31%) Confluence
10 9 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (0.31%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 67 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.034%) FreeHand
5 1 (0.034%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.068%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.068%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.034%) C-CURE
8 1 (0.034%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.034%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.034%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 629 (21.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 158 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (1.94%) Office 365
4 41 (1.40%) Google Play
5 35 (1.19%) PaaS
6 24 (0.82%) GitHub
7 22 (0.75%) Google Analytics
8 21 (0.72%) SaaS
9 20 (0.68%) IaaS
10 13 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
11 11 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
13 7 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.20%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.14%) Mimecast
16 4 (0.14%) OneDrive
16 4 (0.14%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 290 (9.89%) Internet
2 75 (2.56%) Hyperconnected
3 53 (1.81%) Broadband
4 50 (1.70%) Firewall
5 36 (1.23%) DNS
6 26 (0.89%) SAN
7 25 (0.85%) DHCP
7 25 (0.85%) Skype
8 15 (0.51%) VPN
9 14 (0.48%) TCP/IP
10 11 (0.38%) LAN
10 11 (0.38%) WAN
11 9 (0.31%) MPLS
11 9 (0.31%) NAS
12 8 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (0.20%) VLAN
14 5 (0.17%) HTTP
15 4 (0.14%) iSCSI
15 4 (0.14%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,933 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 786 (26.80%) NoSQL
3 507 (17.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 437 (14.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 381 (12.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 378 (12.89%) SQL Server 2014
7 319 (10.88%) Data Warehouse
8 310 (10.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 303 (10.33%) MongoDB
10 219 (7.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 208 (7.09%) RavenDB
12 147 (5.01%) Power BI
13 141 (4.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 85 (2.90%) Relational Database
15 58 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
16 45 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
16 45 (1.53%) Oracle Database
17 44 (1.50%) OLAP
18 34 (1.16%) QlikView
19 31 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 827 (28.20%) Git (software)
2 188 (6.41%) NUnit
3 124 (4.23%) MSTest
4 99 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 94 (3.20%) TeamCity
6 93 (3.17%) Rhino Mocks
7 92 (3.14%) Visual Studio
8 89 (3.03%) Moq
9 50 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
10 42 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
11 34 (1.16%) JIRA
12 22 (0.75%) Subversion
13 20 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
14 14 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 13 (0.44%) Jenkins
16 11 (0.38%) Bitbucket
17 10 (0.34%) Selenium
18 9 (0.31%) Toad
19 8 (0.27%) Jasmine
20 5 (0.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 501 (17.08%) Finance
2 314 (10.71%) Games
3 302 (10.30%) Advertising
4 263 (8.97%) Marketing
5 97 (3.31%) Banking
6 91 (3.10%) Retail
7 85 (2.90%) Music Industry
8 59 (2.01%) Telecoms
9 21 (0.72%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.44%) Back Office
11 7 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.24%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.20%) Automotive
12 6 (0.20%) Law
13 4 (0.14%) Brand Awareness
13 4 (0.14%) Electronics
13 4 (0.14%) Publishing
14 3 (0.10%) Billing
14 3 (0.10%) Legal
15 2 (0.068%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2,463 (83.98%) Developer
2 2,055 (70.06%) .NET Developer
3 761 (25.95%) C# Developer
4 718 (24.48%) C# .NET Developer
5 410 (13.98%) ASP.NET Developer
6 408 (13.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 272 (9.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 245 (8.35%) SQL Developer
9 218 (7.43%) DBA
10 192 (6.55%) SQL DBA
11 191 (6.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 187 (6.38%) C# WPF Developer
12 187 (6.38%) WPF Developer
13 177 (6.03%) .NET Software Developer
14 148 (5.05%) SQL Server Developer
15 133 (4.53%) Internet Developer
16 111 (3.78%) .NET Developer - Fintech
17 109 (3.72%) Agile .NET Developer
17 109 (3.72%) Agile Developer
18 108 (3.68%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,227 (75.93%) .NET
2 1,857 (63.31%) ASP.NET
3 1,773 (60.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1,501 (51.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1,351 (46.06%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1,326 (45.21%) RESTful
7 1,062 (36.21%) WCF
8 869 (29.63%) Node.js
9 830 (28.30%) AngularJS
10 768 (26.18%) .NET Framework
11 706 (24.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 586 (19.98%) Entity Framework
13 579 (19.74%) KnockoutJS
14 520 (17.73%) WPF
15 507 (17.29%) Code First Entity Framework
16 380 (12.96%) HTML
17 365 (12.44%) CSS
18 286 (9.75%) HTML5
19 248 (8.46%) CSS3
20 223 (7.60%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 519 (17.70%) Greenfield Project
2 283 (9.65%) Enterprise Software
3 182 (6.21%) Fintech
4 108 (3.68%) Replication
5 104 (3.55%) Social Network
6 93 (3.17%) Tandem
7 87 (2.97%) Clustering
8 78 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
9 55 (1.88%) Digital TV
10 52 (1.77%) Computer Science
11 50 (1.70%) Social Media
12 49 (1.67%) BBC
13 41 (1.40%) iPhone
13 41 (1.40%) Mobile App
14 34 (1.16%) Data Centre
14 34 (1.16%) Music Streaming
15 31 (1.06%) Management Information System
16 28 (0.95%) User Experience
17 20 (0.68%) Reinsurance
17 20 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 411 (14.01%) Windows
2 140 (4.77%) Windows Server
3 57 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (1.70%) Android
5 49 (1.67%) Linux
6 37 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (0.68%) Windows 10
8 18 (0.61%) Unix
9 15 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.34%) VMS
11 10 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
12 9 (0.31%) Solaris
13 8 (0.27%) CentOS
14 4 (0.14%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.10%) OpenBSD
16 1 (0.034%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,022 (68.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1,825 (62.22%) MVC
3 1,758 (59.94%) TDD
4 1,704 (58.10%) Web Application Development
5 1,381 (47.08%) BDD
6 885 (30.17%) Scrum
7 692 (23.59%) Dependency Injection
8 571 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
9 547 (18.65%) Kanban
10 508 (17.32%) Business Intelligence
11 383 (13.06%) OO
12 284 (9.68%) MVVM
13 201 (6.85%) ETL
14 195 (6.65%) Problem-Solving
15 192 (6.55%) Asset Management
16 161 (5.49%) Domain-Driven Design
17 151 (5.15%) High Availability
18 147 (5.01%) Performance Tuning
19 138 (4.71%) Wealth Management
20 118 (4.02%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,216 (75.55%) C#
2 836 (28.50%) Ruby
3 808 (27.55%) SQL
4 546 (18.62%) T-SQL
5 513 (17.49%) JavaScript
6 152 (5.18%) PowerShell
7 121 (4.13%) VB.NET
8 87 (2.97%) F#
9 84 (2.86%) VB
10 43 (1.47%) PL/SQL
11 32 (1.09%) VBA
12 25 (0.85%) C
13 22 (0.75%) TypeScript
14 18 (0.61%) Python
15 17 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 14 (0.48%) Java
17 13 (0.44%) R
18 11 (0.38%) Shell Script
19 7 (0.24%) C++
20 5 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 120 (4.09%) Degree
2 68 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (0.89%) MCSE
4 20 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 20 (0.68%) MCITP
5 19 (0.65%) Security Cleared
6 16 (0.55%) MCSA
7 15 (0.51%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 15 (0.51%) SC Cleared
8 11 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.24%) ISEB
10 6 (0.20%) MCDBA
11 5 (0.17%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.14%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.14%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.14%) MCTS
12 4 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.14%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.10%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.13%) Data Quality
2 15 (0.51%) QA
2 15 (0.51%) SLA
3 11 (0.38%) GDPR
4 6 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.068%) PMO
7 1 (0.034%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.034%) GCP
7 1 (0.034%) HL7
7 1 (0.034%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.034%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 83 (2.83%) Active Directory
2 53 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (1.50%) Docker
4 30 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (0.99%) Hyper-V
6 24 (0.82%) vSphere
6 24 (0.82%) XenApp
7 12 (0.41%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.10%) Squid
12 2 (0.068%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.068%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 82 (2.80%) Kibana
2 37 (1.26%) WSUS
3 34 (1.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 21 (0.72%) SCCM
5 19 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
5 19 (0.65%) SCOM
6 17 (0.58%) Kubernetes
7 12 (0.41%) Control-M
8 11 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
9 8 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (0.27%) Oracle ZFS
10 7 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.24%) SQL Sentry
11 6 (0.20%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.20%) Unicenter
12 5 (0.17%) Perfmon
12 5 (0.17%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.14%) HAProxy
13 4 (0.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 816 (27.82%) Microsoft
2 331 (11.29%) Facebook
3 174 (5.93%) Google
4 96 (3.27%) Oracle
5 83 (2.83%) VMware
6 78 (2.66%) Tableau
7 60 (2.05%) Twitter
8 50 (1.70%) Apple
9 49 (1.67%) Sony
9 49 (1.67%) Yahoo!
10 45 (1.53%) Citrix
11 36 (1.23%) SAP
12 29 (0.99%) Cisco
13 25 (0.85%) RedGate
14 22 (0.75%) Xamarin
15 18 (0.61%) Veeam
16 16 (0.55%) BMC
17 13 (0.44%) Capita
18 11 (0.38%) Alterian
18 11 (0.38%) Sitecore