Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 418 286 186
Rank change year-on-year -132 -100 +292
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 804 1,738 3,327
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 1.17% 1.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.62% 4.12% 6.13%
Number of salaries quoted 749 1,835 3,756
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £87,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% -

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 30,703 42,187 54,314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.66% 28.31% 30.65%
Number of salaries quoted 25,095 34,584 45,285
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 9 April 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Top 18 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 9 April 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 -135 749 £47,500 -9.52% 116
UK excluding London +7 412 £42,500 -15.00% 111
London -148 368 £50,000 -9.09% 15
North of England -74 113 £44,000 -12.00% 40
South East +39 112 £47,500 - 27
Work from Home -85 77 £47,500 -5.00% 10
North West -72 73 £45,000 -10.00% 15
East of England +52 62 £40,000 -27.27% 13
Midlands +17 50 £42,500 -5.56% 10
South West +86 44 £41,250 -2.94% 11
Yorkshire +34 37 £44,000 +10.00% 23
East Midlands +33 36 £42,500 -5.03% 4
Wales +8 18 £37,500 - 3
West Midlands +29 14 £41,250 -10.81% 6
Scotland +34 10 £47,500 +9.83% 5
North East +1 3 £41,250 +26.92% 2
Isle of Man - 2 £48,750 -
Northern Ireland +20 1 £47,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 804 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 476 (59.20%) .NET
3 475 (59.08%) C#
4 381 (47.39%) MVC
5 374 (46.52%) Microsoft
6 370 (46.02%) ASP.NET
7 357 (44.40%) SQL
8 347 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
9 337 (41.92%) ASP.NET MVC
10 304 (37.81%) Azure
11 280 (34.83%) TDD
12 257 (31.97%) Web Application Development
13 232 (28.86%) ASP.NET Web API
13 232 (28.86%) RESTful
14 228 (28.36%) BDD
15 223 (27.74%) JavaScript
16 202 (25.12%) Scrum
17 201 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 201 (25.00%) AngularJS
18 200 (24.88%) Windows
19 195 (24.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 187 (23.26%) SQL Server 2012
21 186 (23.13%) T-SQL
22 178 (22.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 174 (21.64%) WCF
24 168 (20.90%) .NET Framework
25 158 (19.65%) Finance
25 158 (19.65%) Business Intelligence
26 145 (18.03%) Git (software)
27 141 (17.54%) Greenfield Project

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 54 (6.72%) MS Exchange
2 47 (5.85%) IIS
3 45 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
5 28 (3.48%) SharePoint
6 18 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (1.87%) Apache Spark
8 10 (1.24%) CMS
8 10 (1.24%) EPiServer
8 10 (1.24%) Umbraco
9 9 (1.12%) DNN
9 9 (1.12%) Immediacy CMS
9 9 (1.12%) Kentico
9 9 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (1.12%) Sitefinity
10 6 (0.75%) Apache
11 3 (0.37%) Apache Synapse
11 3 (0.37%) SAS
11 3 (0.37%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 37 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (3.11%) Dynamics AX
2 23 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.37%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.25%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.25%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 304 (37.81%) Azure
2 108 (13.43%) AWS
3 80 (9.95%) Office 365
4 71 (8.83%) Power Platform
5 27 (3.36%) Dynamics 365
6 22 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.12%) IaaS
8 8 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
8 8 (1.00%) PaaS
9 6 (0.75%) PowerApps
9 6 (0.75%) SaaS
10 5 (0.62%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.25%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.25%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon Cognito
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.12%) GCP
12 1 (0.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 94 (11.69%) Internet
2 31 (3.86%) Firewall
3 23 (2.86%) DHCP
4 21 (2.61%) DNS
5 18 (2.24%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.87%) LAN
6 15 (1.87%) VLAN
7 14 (1.74%) VoIP
8 13 (1.62%) NetScaler
8 13 (1.62%) SAN
9 10 (1.24%) Hyperconnected
10 8 (1.00%) Broadband
11 4 (0.50%) NAS
12 3 (0.37%) Skype
12 3 (0.37%) VPN
13 2 (0.25%) Intranet
13 2 (0.25%) iSCSI
14 1 (0.12%) Extranet
14 1 (0.12%) Network Security
14 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 804 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 201 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 187 (23.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 178 (22.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 139 (17.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 119 (14.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 117 (14.55%) NoSQL
8 100 (12.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 83 (10.32%) MongoDB
10 71 (8.83%) Power BI
11 65 (8.08%) Data Warehouse
11 65 (8.08%) Relational Database
12 61 (7.59%) SQL Server 2017
13 35 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 35 (4.35%) RDBMS
14 31 (3.86%) RavenDB
15 27 (3.36%) Oracle Database
16 25 (3.11%) Azure SQL Database
17 24 (2.99%) SQL Server 2019
18 23 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 145 (18.03%) Git (software)
2 46 (5.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (5.10%) Visual Studio
4 22 (2.74%) Visual Studio Team System
5 20 (2.49%) Selenium
6 16 (1.99%) SoapUI
7 11 (1.37%) NUnit
7 11 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
8 10 (1.24%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.12%) git-flow
10 8 (1.00%) JIRA
11 7 (0.87%) MSTest
11 7 (0.87%) Rhino Mocks
11 7 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.62%) Jasmine
12 5 (0.62%) Moq
12 5 (0.62%) NSubstitute
12 5 (0.62%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.50%) tSQLt
14 3 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 158 (19.65%) Finance
2 78 (9.70%) Games
3 41 (5.10%) Banking
4 38 (4.73%) Retail
5 21 (2.61%) Advertising
6 17 (2.11%) Marketing
7 15 (1.87%) Legal
7 15 (1.87%) Music Industry
8 14 (1.74%) Aerospace
8 14 (1.74%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.24%) Back Office
10 9 (1.12%) Law
11 6 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.62%) Automotive
12 5 (0.62%) Front Office
13 4 (0.50%) Military
13 4 (0.50%) Public Sector
14 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.25%) Publishing
16 1 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 535 (66.54%) Developer
2 365 (45.40%) .NET Developer
3 169 (21.02%) C# Developer
4 154 (19.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 109 (13.56%) DBA
6 81 (10.07%) SQL DBA
7 71 (8.83%) ASP.NET Developer
7 71 (8.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 71 (8.83%) SQL Developer
8 57 (7.09%) Junior
9 56 (6.97%) Administrator
10 55 (6.84%) Junior Developer
11 54 (6.72%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 48 (5.97%) Junior .NET Developer
13 41 (5.10%) Senior Developer
14 33 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 29 (3.61%) Analyst
16 28 (3.48%) Graduate
16 28 (3.48%) Graduate Developer
17 27 (3.36%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 476 (59.20%) .NET
2 370 (46.02%) ASP.NET
3 337 (41.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 232 (28.86%) ASP.NET Web API
4 232 (28.86%) RESTful
5 201 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 195 (24.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 174 (21.64%) WCF
8 168 (20.90%) .NET Framework
9 131 (16.29%) Entity Framework
9 131 (16.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 125 (15.55%) Node.js
11 121 (15.05%) CSS
12 110 (13.68%) HTML
13 88 (10.95%) .NET Core
13 88 (10.95%) Code First Entity Framework
14 85 (10.57%) Web Services
15 84 (10.45%) KnockoutJS
16 72 (8.96%) WPF
17 64 (7.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 141 (17.54%) Greenfield Project
2 66 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (5.47%) Enterprise Software
4 31 (3.86%) Data Centre
5 20 (2.49%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.24%) Replication
7 17 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (1.87%) BBC
8 15 (1.87%) Clustering
9 13 (1.62%) CMDB
9 13 (1.62%) EMC VNX
9 13 (1.62%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.49%) Private Cloud
11 11 (1.37%) Social Media
12 10 (1.24%) Hedge funds
13 9 (1.12%) Tandem
14 6 (0.75%) Reinsurance
15 4 (0.50%) Data Structures
15 4 (0.50%) iPhone
16 3 (0.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 200 (24.88%) Windows
2 97 (12.06%) Windows Server
3 62 (7.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 61 (7.59%) Windows Server 2016
5 37 (4.60%) Linux
6 33 (4.10%) Windows 10
7 16 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.74%) Windows Server 2019
9 13 (1.62%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.37%) Solaris
12 2 (0.25%) Android
12 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.25%) Unix
13 1 (0.12%) AIX
13 1 (0.12%) HPUX
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (47.39%) MVC
2 347 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
3 280 (34.83%) TDD
4 257 (31.97%) Web Application Development
5 228 (28.36%) BDD
6 202 (25.12%) Scrum
7 158 (19.65%) Business Intelligence
8 125 (15.55%) Kanban
9 117 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
10 99 (12.31%) Dependency Injection
11 87 (10.82%) Performance Tuning
12 85 (10.57%) Problem-Solving
13 69 (8.58%) OO
14 62 (7.71%) DevOps
15 57 (7.09%) MVVM
16 52 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 50 (6.22%) ETL
18 48 (5.97%) ITIL
19 47 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
20 46 (5.72%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 475 (59.08%) C#
2 357 (44.40%) SQL
3 223 (27.74%) JavaScript
4 186 (23.13%) T-SQL
5 119 (14.80%) Ruby
6 61 (7.59%) PowerShell
7 30 (3.73%) Python
8 29 (3.61%) TypeScript
9 26 (3.23%) R
10 23 (2.86%) X++
11 22 (2.74%) VB.NET
12 16 (1.99%) Perl
13 14 (1.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 14 (1.74%) VBScript
14 10 (1.24%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.12%) VBA
16 6 (0.75%) F#
17 5 (0.62%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.62%) VB
17 5 (0.62%) VB6
Qualifications
1 68 (8.46%) Degree
2 34 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 23 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 22 (2.74%) MCSA
6 17 (2.11%) Oracle Certification
7 14 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (1.74%) MCSE
8 9 (1.12%) MCP
9 4 (0.50%) MCDBA
10 3 (0.37%) CCNA
10 3 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.37%) OCP
11 2 (0.25%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.25%) MCITP
11 2 (0.25%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.73%) SLA
2 16 (1.99%) QA
3 6 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.62%) GDPR
5 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.25%) EMIR
6 2 (0.25%) IFRS
6 2 (0.25%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.25%) MiFID
7 1 (0.12%) HL7
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 101 (12.56%) Active Directory
2 73 (9.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (6.47%) vSphere
4 48 (5.97%) XenApp
5 34 (4.23%) Hyper-V
5 34 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
5 34 (4.23%) XenDesktop
6 22 (2.74%) Docker
7 20 (2.49%) Terminal Server
8 8 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 25 (3.11%) Backup Exec
2 22 (2.74%) SCCM
3 20 (2.49%) SCOM
4 13 (1.62%) Avamar
5 11 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.75%) Kibana
7 5 (0.62%) Ansible
7 5 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (0.62%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.62%) Puppet
7 5 (0.62%) Terraform
8 4 (0.50%) Perfmon
9 3 (0.37%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.25%) NetCrunch
10 2 (0.25%) RSA Archer
10 2 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 374 (46.52%) Microsoft
2 109 (13.56%) VMware
3 58 (7.21%) Citrix
4 56 (6.97%) Oracle
5 54 (6.72%) HP
6 36 (4.48%) Cisco
7 33 (4.10%) Facebook
8 30 (3.73%) Veeam
9 21 (2.61%) Tableau
10 20 (2.49%) AppDynamics
10 20 (2.49%) Dell
11 18 (2.24%) SAP
12 17 (2.11%) NetApp
13 16 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
13 16 (1.99%) Splunk
14 15 (1.87%) EMC
14 15 (1.87%) Google
14 15 (1.87%) Palo Alto
14 15 (1.87%) YouTube
15 14 (1.74%) Symantec