Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 344 189 339
Rank change year-on-year -155 +150 +809
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 1,349 3,196 1,672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.83% 0.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.36% 5.98% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,280 3,073 1,600
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £71,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,250
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% -5.29%

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 40,119 53,402 53,394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.77% 30.61% 30.75%
Number of salaries quoted 32,794 43,686 45,135
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 1,294 £50,000 +11.11% 296
London +36 858 £55,000 - 48
UK excluding London -310 463 £45,000 +5.88% 269
North of England -152 170 £42,750 +6.88% 82
South East -248 140 £47,500 +11.76% 84
North West -117 107 £43,000 +7.50% 50
Yorkshire -56 58 £43,000 +1.18% 28
Midlands -153 57 £40,000 -5.88% 32
East of England -114 42 £46,250 +2.78% 29
East Midlands -74 32 £42,500 - 16
South West -97 27 £45,000 +11.11% 21
West Midlands -81 25 £37,500 -11.76% 16
Scotland -77 15 £43,750 -12.50% 9
Wales -26 6 £35,000 -12.50% 11
Isle of Man +2 5 £45,000 -
North East -20 5 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Northern Ireland -25 1 £47,500 +46.15% 1

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 1,349 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 765 (56.71%) C#
3 757 (56.12%) .NET
4 624 (46.26%) SQL
5 619 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
6 582 (43.14%) ASP.NET
7 581 (43.07%) MVC
8 561 (41.59%) TDD
9 551 (40.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 501 (37.14%) Web Application Development
11 489 (36.25%) Microsoft
12 432 (32.02%) ASP.NET Web API
13 428 (31.73%) BDD
14 411 (30.47%) RESTful
15 394 (29.21%) T-SQL
16 371 (27.50%) Scrum
17 369 (27.35%) Microsoft Azure
18 356 (26.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 351 (26.02%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 347 (25.72%) Finance
21 335 (24.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 315 (23.35%) Business Intelligence
22 315 (23.35%) SQL Server 2012
23 311 (23.05%) WCF
24 290 (21.50%) JavaScript
24 290 (21.50%) Windows
25 284 (21.05%) .NET Framework
26 274 (20.31%) Greenfield Project
27 271 (20.09%) AngularJS
28 254 (18.83%) Git (software)

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 (4.30%) IIS
2 53 (3.93%) SharePoint
3 37 (2.74%) Tomcat
4 33 (2.45%) MS Exchange
5 32 (2.37%) CMS
6 28 (2.08%) Apache
7 22 (1.63%) DNN
7 22 (1.63%) EPiServer
7 22 (1.63%) Immediacy CMS
7 22 (1.63%) Kentico
7 22 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
7 22 (1.63%) Sitefinity
7 22 (1.63%) Umbraco
8 20 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (0.96%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 36 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 19 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.67%) Sage CRM
3 7 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.52%) Q-Pulse
4 3 (0.22%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.074%) Endur
5 1 (0.074%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 369 (27.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 174 (12.90%) Power Platform
3 87 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (4.30%) Office 365
5 33 (2.45%) SaaS
6 30 (2.22%) Data Lake Analytics
7 18 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
8 16 (1.19%) Azure Machine Learning
9 12 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (0.74%) IaaS
10 10 (0.74%) PaaS
11 8 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.44%) Twilio
13 5 (0.37%) GitHub
14 4 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.22%) OneDrive
16 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
16 2 (0.15%) npm
17 1 (0.074%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 1 (0.074%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 127 (9.41%) Internet
2 53 (3.93%) DNS
3 49 (3.63%) Firewall
4 34 (2.52%) DHCP
5 32 (2.37%) VPN
6 30 (2.22%) Broadband
7 25 (1.85%) TCP/IP
8 24 (1.78%) SAN
9 21 (1.56%) HTTP
10 19 (1.41%) VoIP
11 18 (1.33%) LAN
11 18 (1.33%) SSL
11 18 (1.33%) WAN
12 14 (1.04%) Network Security
13 11 (0.82%) Hyperconnected
13 11 (0.82%) VLAN
14 10 (0.74%) NAS
14 10 (0.74%) WLAN
15 9 (0.67%) iSCSI
15 9 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,349 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 356 (26.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 335 (24.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 315 (23.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 254 (18.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 237 (17.57%) SQL Server 2014
7 235 (17.42%) NoSQL
8 226 (16.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 197 (14.60%) Data Warehouse
10 174 (12.90%) Power BI
11 102 (7.56%) SQL Server 2017
12 87 (6.45%) MongoDB
13 65 (4.82%) Relational Database
14 61 (4.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 60 (4.45%) Azure SQL Database
16 51 (3.78%) RavenDB
17 45 (3.34%) OLAP
18 43 (3.19%) Data Lake
19 42 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
20 35 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 254 (18.83%) Git (software)
2 79 (5.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 73 (5.41%) Visual Studio
4 40 (2.97%) JIRA
5 35 (2.59%) Visual Studio Team System
6 28 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
7 27 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 19 (1.41%) Subversion
9 17 (1.26%) NUnit
10 15 (1.11%) MSTest
11 14 (1.04%) TeamCity
12 11 (0.82%) Selenium
12 11 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 10 (0.74%) Jenkins
14 8 (0.59%) git-flow
15 7 (0.52%) SoapUI
16 6 (0.44%) Bitbucket
17 5 (0.37%) AccuRev
17 5 (0.37%) Rhino Mocks
18 4 (0.30%) Hudson
General
1 347 (25.72%) Finance
2 156 (11.56%) Games
3 94 (6.97%) Banking
4 54 (4.00%) Retail
5 48 (3.56%) Advertising
6 44 (3.26%) Marketing
7 35 (2.59%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.11%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.04%) Back Office
10 9 (0.67%) Music Industry
11 8 (0.59%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.52%) Law
12 7 (0.52%) Legal
12 7 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.37%) Electronics
13 5 (0.37%) Military
14 4 (0.30%) French Language
15 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.15%) Front Office
16 2 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 907 (67.23%) Developer
2 633 (46.92%) .NET Developer
3 357 (26.46%) C# Developer
4 336 (24.91%) C# .NET Developer
5 214 (15.86%) DBA
6 185 (13.71%) SQL DBA
7 172 (12.75%) ASP.NET Developer
7 172 (12.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 162 (12.01%) SQL Developer
9 113 (8.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 91 (6.75%) WPF Developer
11 90 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
12 87 (6.45%) C# WPF Developer
13 78 (5.78%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 77 (5.71%) Administrator
15 76 (5.63%) Analyst
16 70 (5.19%) Junior
17 68 (5.04%) Junior Developer
18 60 (4.45%) SQL BI Developer
19 59 (4.37%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 757 (56.12%) .NET
2 582 (43.14%) ASP.NET
3 551 (40.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 432 (32.02%) ASP.NET Web API
5 411 (30.47%) RESTful
6 351 (26.02%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 311 (23.05%) WCF
8 284 (21.05%) .NET Framework
9 271 (20.09%) AngularJS
10 234 (17.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 214 (15.86%) Entity Framework
12 203 (15.05%) Node.js
13 179 (13.27%) KnockoutJS
14 168 (12.45%) Code First Entity Framework
15 166 (12.31%) WPF
16 148 (10.97%) ASP.NET Core
17 126 (9.34%) HTML
18 113 (8.38%) CSS
19 92 (6.82%) .NET Core
20 81 (6.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 274 (20.31%) Greenfield Project
2 98 (7.26%) Enterprise Software
3 67 (4.97%) Clustering
4 62 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (4.23%) Replication
6 54 (4.00%) Data Centre
7 34 (2.52%) Tandem
8 32 (2.37%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.56%) Reinsurance
10 20 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
11 18 (1.33%) User Experience
12 15 (1.11%) BBC
12 15 (1.11%) Social Media
12 15 (1.11%) Social Network
13 11 (0.82%) N-Tier
13 11 (0.82%) Reference Data
14 10 (0.74%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.74%) Digital TV
15 9 (0.67%) Driving Licence
16 8 (0.59%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 290 (21.50%) Windows
2 147 (10.90%) Windows Server
3 59 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (1.70%) Linux
6 15 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (0.96%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.82%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.74%) Android
10 6 (0.44%) Unix
11 4 (0.30%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.22%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.15%) SUSE
14 1 (0.074%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 619 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
2 581 (43.07%) MVC
3 561 (41.59%) TDD
4 501 (37.14%) Web Application Development
5 428 (31.73%) BDD
6 371 (27.50%) Scrum
7 315 (23.35%) Business Intelligence
8 248 (18.38%) Continuous Integration
9 241 (17.87%) Kanban
10 240 (17.79%) Dependency Injection
11 153 (11.34%) ETL
12 150 (11.12%) MVVM
13 137 (10.16%) Performance Tuning
14 101 (7.49%) OO
15 97 (7.19%) Analytics
15 97 (7.19%) Migration
16 95 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
17 91 (6.75%) Problem-Solving
18 86 (6.38%) High Availability
19 76 (5.63%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 765 (56.71%) C#
2 624 (46.26%) SQL
3 394 (29.21%) T-SQL
4 290 (21.50%) JavaScript
5 210 (15.57%) Ruby
6 125 (9.27%) PowerShell
7 40 (2.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 33 (2.45%) VB.NET
9 31 (2.30%) Python
10 29 (2.15%) Java
11 24 (1.78%) R
12 21 (1.56%) VB
13 16 (1.19%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.04%) VBA
15 11 (0.82%) F#
16 6 (0.44%) Perl
16 6 (0.44%) VBScript
17 5 (0.37%) TypeScript
18 3 (0.22%) C
18 3 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 105 (7.78%) Degree
2 53 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (3.26%) MCSA
4 30 (2.22%) Security Cleared
5 27 (2.00%) SC Cleared
6 21 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (0.89%) MCP
7 12 (0.89%) MCSE
8 7 (0.52%) CCNA
8 7 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.44%) MCITP
9 6 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.37%) MCDBA
10 5 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.30%) CCNP
11 4 (0.30%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.30%) OCP
12 2 (0.15%) MCTS
13 1 (0.074%) CISSP
13 1 (0.074%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.15%) Data Quality
2 26 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.56%) GDPR
4 17 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials
4 17 (1.26%) HIPAA
5 12 (0.89%) QA
6 11 (0.82%) SLA
7 3 (0.22%) PMO
7 3 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 93 (6.89%) Active Directory
2 67 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 28 (2.08%) Docker
5 26 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (1.19%) XenApp
7 13 (0.96%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.59%) BitLocker
8 8 (0.59%) vSphere
9 5 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.30%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.15%) Squid
13 1 (0.074%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.074%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 33 (2.45%) SCCM
2 32 (2.37%) Microsoft Clustering
3 29 (2.15%) SCOM
4 21 (1.56%) SQL Sentry
5 20 (1.48%) Ansible
5 20 (1.48%) Failover Clustering
5 20 (1.48%) Kubernetes
6 18 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (1.33%) Puppet
7 16 (1.19%) Perfmon
8 13 (0.96%) BMC PATROL
9 11 (0.82%) Kibana
9 11 (0.82%) WSUS
10 8 (0.59%) Backup Exec
10 8 (0.59%) SCOrch
10 8 (0.59%) SCVMM
11 6 (0.44%) Data Guard
12 5 (0.37%) Nagios
13 3 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
14 2 (0.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 489 (36.25%) Microsoft
2 101 (7.49%) VMware
3 75 (5.56%) Oracle
4 72 (5.34%) Facebook
5 42 (3.11%) Tableau
6 39 (2.89%) SAP
7 38 (2.82%) RedGate
8 34 (2.52%) Cisco
9 30 (2.22%) YouTube
10 29 (2.15%) Google
11 24 (1.78%) SolarWinds
12 23 (1.70%) Sitecore
13 22 (1.63%) Alterian
13 22 (1.63%) Citrix
13 22 (1.63%) ServiceNow
14 21 (1.56%) Veeam
15 20 (1.48%) HP
16 19 (1.41%) Avaya
16 19 (1.41%) Splunk
17 18 (1.33%) Dell