Period
to 13 July 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 13 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 499 352 194
Rank change year-on-year -147 -158 +131
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 348 1,323 3,150
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.90% 1.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.69% 3.26% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 284 1,399 3,487
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,250 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.67% +5.88% +6.25%

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 20,592 40,643 54,384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.05% 27.61% 30.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16,785 33,283 44,362
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
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 13 July 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 13 July 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 -148 335 £47,500 -5.00% 13
UK excluding London +63 195 £44,250 -1.67% 10
London -202 150 £52,500 -4.55% 4
South East +90 74 £45,000 -5.26%
North of England +41 47 £45,000 +4.65% 6
North West +43 29 £45,000 - 1
South West +104 24 £42,500 -5.56% 2
East of England +78 23 £40,000 -13.51% 1
Yorkshire +80 17 £45,500 +7.06% 5
Midlands +78 17 £45,000 +12.50%
Work from Home -57 13 £50,000 - 2
East Midlands +50 10 £42,500 +1.80%
West Midlands +78 7 £55,000 +37.50%
Scotland +78 5 £52,500 +20.69% 1
Wales +15 4 £33,875 -3.21%
Northern Ireland +26 1 £40,000 -15.79%
North East +20 1 £47,500 +46.15%

For the 6 months to 13 July 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.

1 348 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 218 (62.64%) SQL
3 191 (54.89%) Microsoft
4 176 (50.57%) Azure
5 134 (38.51%) C#
6 130 (37.36%) .NET
7 116 (33.33%) Windows
8 111 (31.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 105 (30.17%) T-SQL
10 103 (29.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 100 (28.74%) Business Intelligence
12 97 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
12 97 (27.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 94 (27.01%) MVC
14 77 (22.13%) VMware
15 76 (21.84%) Active Directory
16 73 (20.98%) JavaScript
17 72 (20.69%) SQL Server 2014
18 70 (20.11%) Finance
19 66 (18.97%) ASP.NET
20 64 (18.39%) Windows Server
21 62 (17.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 61 (17.53%) Data Warehouse
23 58 (16.67%) AWS
24 56 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
25 55 (15.80%) Power Platform
26 54 (15.52%) Greenfield Project
26 54 (15.52%) Power BI
26 54 (15.52%) CSS
27 53 (15.23%) SQL Server 2008

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 42 (12.07%) IIS
2 34 (9.77%) MS Exchange
3 27 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (6.03%) SharePoint
5 14 (4.02%) Apache Spark
5 14 (4.02%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.15%) Apache
8 3 (0.86%) Apache Synapse
8 3 (0.86%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (7.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.57%) SPSS
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.59%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.86%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.86%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.29%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 176 (50.57%) Azure
2 58 (16.67%) AWS
3 55 (15.80%) Power Platform
4 52 (14.94%) Office 365
5 13 (3.74%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (3.16%) IaaS
7 9 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (2.59%) PaaS
8 8 (2.30%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (2.01%) PowerApps
10 6 (1.72%) SaaS
11 5 (1.44%) Power Automate
12 3 (0.86%) Azure Machine Learning
13 2 (0.57%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.29%) Amazon Cognito
14 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.18%) Firewall
1 25 (7.18%) Internet
2 13 (3.74%) NetScaler
3 8 (2.30%) DHCP
3 8 (2.30%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.72%) DNS
4 6 (1.72%) LAN
4 6 (1.72%) SAN
5 5 (1.44%) VLAN
5 5 (1.44%) VoIP
6 3 (0.86%) Modbus
6 3 (0.86%) MQTT
6 3 (0.86%) Profibus
6 3 (0.86%) RS-232
6 3 (0.86%) RS-485
7 1 (0.29%) NAS
7 1 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 111 (31.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 103 (29.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 97 (27.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 72 (20.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 62 (17.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 61 (17.53%) Data Warehouse
8 54 (15.52%) Power BI
9 53 (15.23%) SQL Server 2008
10 41 (11.78%) MongoDB
10 41 (11.78%) Relational Database
11 38 (10.92%) SQL Server 2017
12 28 (8.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 27 (7.76%) RDBMS
14 25 (7.18%) OLAP
15 23 (6.61%) Big Data
16 18 (5.17%) Azure SQL Database
17 17 (4.89%) Hadoop
18 15 (4.31%) Apache Cassandra
19 14 (4.02%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (12.64%) Git (software)
1 44 (12.64%) Visual Studio
2 25 (7.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.59%) git-flow
4 7 (2.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (1.72%) Selenium
5 6 (1.72%) tSQLt
6 5 (1.44%) JIRA
7 4 (1.15%) Rhino Mocks
7 4 (1.15%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.15%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.86%) Subversion
9 2 (0.57%) AccuRev
9 2 (0.57%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.57%) MSTest
9 2 (0.57%) NSubstitute
9 2 (0.57%) NUnit
9 2 (0.57%) Postman
9 2 (0.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 70 (20.11%) Finance
2 14 (4.02%) Aerospace
3 10 (2.87%) Banking
3 10 (2.87%) Games
4 9 (2.59%) Law
5 7 (2.01%) Music Industry
6 6 (1.72%) Retail
7 5 (1.44%) Back Office
8 4 (1.15%) Electronics
8 4 (1.15%) Legal
8 4 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.86%) Public Sector
9 3 (0.86%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.57%) Front Office
10 2 (0.57%) Marketing
10 2 (0.57%) Military
11 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Local Government
11 1 (0.29%) Police
Job Titles
1 181 (52.01%) Developer
2 60 (17.24%) .NET Developer
3 51 (14.66%) SQL Developer
4 44 (12.64%) C# Developer
5 42 (12.07%) DBA
6 31 (8.91%) SQL DBA
7 29 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 29 (8.33%) Senior Developer
8 28 (8.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 23 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (6.61%) Junior
10 21 (6.03%) Administrator
10 21 (6.03%) Analyst
10 21 (6.03%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 20 (5.75%) Junior Developer
12 18 (5.17%) Full Stack Developer
13 17 (4.89%) Data Engineer
13 17 (4.89%) SQL Server DBA
14 16 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 16 (4.60%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (37.36%) .NET
2 66 (18.97%) ASP.NET
3 54 (15.52%) CSS
4 52 (14.94%) HTML
5 50 (14.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 49 (14.08%) .NET Core
7 44 (12.64%) ASP.NET Web API
8 39 (11.21%) .NET Framework
8 39 (11.21%) AngularJS
9 38 (10.92%) Web Services
10 35 (10.06%) jQuery
10 35 (10.06%) WCF
11 30 (8.62%) Entity Framework
11 30 (8.62%) React
12 29 (8.33%) RESTful
13 25 (7.18%) REST
14 24 (6.90%) XML
15 22 (6.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 21 (6.03%) Node.js
17 19 (5.46%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 54 (15.52%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.17%) Data Centre
3 18 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.31%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.74%) CMDB
6 11 (3.16%) EMC VNX
7 9 (2.59%) Hedge funds
7 9 (2.59%) Private Cloud
8 7 (2.01%) Clustering
9 6 (1.72%) Replication
9 6 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.15%) iPhone
11 3 (0.86%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.86%) Reinsurance
12 2 (0.57%) CCTV
12 2 (0.57%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.57%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 116 (33.33%) Windows
2 64 (18.39%) Windows Server
3 44 (12.64%) Windows Server 2016
4 43 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (8.33%) Linux
6 23 (6.61%) Windows 10
7 17 (4.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (4.31%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.72%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.86%) Solaris
11 2 (0.57%) Unix
11 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.29%) AIX
12 1 (0.29%) Android
12 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (28.74%) Business Intelligence
2 97 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (27.01%) MVC
4 46 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
5 42 (12.07%) Performance Tuning
5 42 (12.07%) Scrum
6 40 (11.49%) ETL
6 40 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 38 (10.92%) DevOps
8 33 (9.48%) TDD
9 30 (8.62%) ITIL
10 28 (8.05%) BDD
11 25 (7.18%) Change Management
11 25 (7.18%) Continuous Improvement
12 24 (6.90%) Data Management
12 24 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (6.61%) Analytics
14 22 (6.32%) High Availability
14 22 (6.32%) OO
15 21 (6.03%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 218 (62.64%) SQL
2 134 (38.51%) C#
3 105 (30.17%) T-SQL
4 73 (20.98%) JavaScript
5 45 (12.93%) PowerShell
6 30 (8.62%) Python
7 16 (4.60%) Perl
7 16 (4.60%) R
8 15 (4.31%) Ruby
9 12 (3.45%) TypeScript
10 11 (3.16%) VB.NET
11 10 (2.87%) VB
12 9 (2.59%) VB6
13 8 (2.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 7 (2.01%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.72%) X++
16 5 (1.44%) VBScript
17 4 (1.15%) PL/SQL
17 4 (1.15%) VBA
18 3 (0.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (7.18%) Degree
2 21 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (6.03%) Security Cleared
3 20 (5.75%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (4.02%) MCSA
6 10 (2.87%) MCSE
7 7 (2.01%) MCP
8 6 (1.72%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (1.44%) MCDBA
10 4 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.29%) MCITP
12 1 (0.29%) MCTS
12 1 (0.29%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.74%) QA
2 11 (3.16%) SLA
3 3 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.57%) GDPR
4 2 (0.57%) IFRS
4 2 (0.57%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 76 (21.84%) Active Directory
2 56 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (10.92%) vSphere
4 34 (9.77%) XenApp
5 29 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 28 (8.05%) XenDesktop
7 24 (6.90%) Docker
7 24 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (4.60%) Terminal Server
9 4 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (5.17%) Backup Exec
1 18 (5.17%) SCCM
1 18 (5.17%) SCOM
2 11 (3.16%) Avamar
2 11 (3.16%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (2.30%) Ansible
4 7 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.01%) Puppet
5 2 (0.57%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.57%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.57%) NetCrunch
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.57%) RSA Archer
5 2 (0.57%) Terraform
6 1 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.29%) Kibana
Vendors
1 191 (54.89%) Microsoft
2 77 (22.13%) VMware
3 40 (11.49%) Citrix
4 38 (10.92%) HP
5 33 (9.48%) Cisco
6 26 (7.47%) Oracle
7 22 (6.32%) Dell
8 20 (5.75%) Veeam
9 19 (5.46%) NetApp
10 18 (5.17%) Tableau
11 16 (4.60%) AppDynamics
11 16 (4.60%) Splunk
12 15 (4.31%) Palo Alto
13 13 (3.74%) EMC
13 13 (3.74%) EqualLogic
13 13 (3.74%) Juniper
13 13 (3.74%) Symantec
14 12 (3.45%) Telerik
15 11 (3.16%) McAfee
15 11 (3.16%) Sophos