Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 761 1206
Rank change year-on-year +545 +445 -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 2,809 436 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 0.25% 0.036%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.29% 0.84% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2,622 409 68
UK median annual salary £42,500 £47,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.57% -12.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,625 £71,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% -40.00% -

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 53,077 52,208 66,024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.60% 29.91% 31.65%
Number of salaries quoted 44,059 44,703 55,762
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,375 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +520 2,607 £42,500 -9.57% 239
UK excluding London +482 2,350 £40,000 -11.11% 217
South East +342 795 £42,500 -9.57% 67
North of England +243 548 £40,000 -11.11% 51
London +213 400 £52,500 -12.50% 41
North West +195 343 £42,500 +6.25% 27
East of England +239 335 £42,500 -5.56% 32
Midlands +193 313 £40,000 - 22
South West +153 216 £40,000 -11.11% 26
East Midlands +120 185 £40,000 +14.29% 16
Yorkshire +111 151 £41,250 -8.33% 20
West Midlands +117 128 £40,000 -23.81% 6
Scotland - 71 £45,000 - 7
Wales +72 64 £40,000 +6.67% 9
North East +37 54 £32,500 - 4
Northern Ireland - 6 £40,000 - 1
Isle of Man - 2 £45,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 2,809 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2,152 (76.61%) .NET
3 2,070 (73.69%) C#
4 1,923 (68.46%) Agile Software Development
5 1,827 (65.04%) ASP.NET
6 1,795 (63.90%) MVC
7 1,778 (63.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,717 (61.12%) TDD
9 1,694 (60.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1,647 (58.63%) Web Application Development
11 1,357 (48.31%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1,340 (47.70%) BDD
13 1,313 (46.74%) RESTful
14 1,050 (37.38%) WCF
15 957 (34.07%) Node.js
16 882 (31.40%) Ruby
17 860 (30.62%) Git (software)
18 853 (30.37%) AngularJS
19 841 (29.94%) NoSQL
20 811 (28.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 798 (28.41%) .NET Framework
22 777 (27.66%) SQL
23 680 (24.21%) Microsoft
24 660 (23.50%) KnockoutJS
25 619 (22.04%) Entity Framework
26 617 (21.97%) Scrum
27 582 (20.72%) Code First Entity Framework
28 568 (20.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 565 (20.11%) Business Intelligence
30 551 (19.62%) 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 77 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
2 46 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 45 (1.60%) IIS
4 36 (1.28%) MS Exchange
5 20 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (0.43%) SAS
8 11 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (0.36%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.21%) CMS
11 6 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.14%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.11%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.071%) Content Management Server
15 1 (0.036%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.036%) WebLogic
Applications
1 47 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.14%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.036%) FreeHand
4 1 (0.036%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 10 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.071%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.071%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.036%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.036%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.036%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 551 (19.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (1.64%) Google Play
4 42 (1.50%) GitHub
5 34 (1.21%) Office 365
6 26 (0.93%) SaaS
7 21 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
8 20 (0.71%) IaaS
9 17 (0.61%) PaaS
10 11 (0.39%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.18%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 4 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.071%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.071%) npm
15 1 (0.036%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.036%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.036%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 271 (9.65%) Internet
2 91 (3.24%) Broadband
3 44 (1.57%) DNS
4 42 (1.50%) Firewall
5 35 (1.25%) Hyperconnected
6 23 (0.82%) DHCP
7 14 (0.50%) Intranet
8 11 (0.39%) Extranet
8 11 (0.39%) SSL
9 10 (0.36%) Skype
10 9 (0.32%) VPN
11 8 (0.28%) SAN
12 7 (0.25%) SMS
13 6 (0.21%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.21%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.21%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (0.21%) VoIP
14 4 (0.14%) NAS
14 4 (0.14%) PuTTY
14 4 (0.14%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,809 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 841 (29.94%) NoSQL
3 568 (20.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 517 (18.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 407 (14.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 385 (13.71%) Data Warehouse
7 378 (13.46%) SQL Server 2014
8 292 (10.40%) MongoDB
9 281 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 241 (8.58%) SQL Server 2008
11 193 (6.87%) RavenDB
12 179 (6.37%) Power BI
13 157 (5.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 64 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
15 50 (1.78%) QlikView
16 40 (1.42%) MySQL
16 40 (1.42%) OLAP
17 37 (1.32%) Big Data
18 35 (1.25%) Relational Database
19 31 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 860 (30.62%) Git (software)
2 232 (8.26%) NUnit
3 179 (6.37%) MSTest
4 132 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 100 (3.56%) Moq
5 100 (3.56%) Rhino Mocks
6 92 (3.28%) TeamCity
7 65 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
8 64 (2.28%) Visual Studio
9 31 (1.10%) Jenkins
10 23 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
11 21 (0.75%) MSBuild
12 15 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 12 (0.43%) Eclipse
14 10 (0.36%) Subversion
15 8 (0.28%) Selenium
16 7 (0.25%) JIRA
17 5 (0.18%) SpecFlow
18 4 (0.14%) Bitbucket
18 4 (0.14%) SoapUI
General
1 342 (12.18%) Finance
2 335 (11.93%) Advertising
3 257 (9.15%) Games
4 225 (8.01%) Marketing
5 177 (6.30%) Music Industry
6 92 (3.28%) Telecoms
7 75 (2.67%) Retail
8 42 (1.50%) Banking
9 12 (0.43%) Back Office
10 8 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.28%) Law
11 6 (0.21%) Legal
12 5 (0.18%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.18%) Front Office
13 4 (0.14%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.071%) Billing
14 2 (0.071%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.071%) French Language
15 1 (0.036%) Automotive
15 1 (0.036%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2,360 (84.02%) Developer
2 1,963 (69.88%) .NET Developer
3 267 (9.51%) C# Developer
4 258 (9.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 244 (8.69%) DBA
6 232 (8.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 232 (8.26%) SQL Developer
7 216 (7.69%) SQL DBA
8 200 (7.12%) .NET Software Developer
9 190 (6.76%) ASP.NET Developer
10 189 (6.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 152 (5.41%) SQL Server Developer
12 145 (5.16%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 118 (4.20%) SQL BI Developer
14 105 (3.74%) SQL Server DBA
15 104 (3.70%) Administrator
16 97 (3.45%) Internet Developer
17 93 (3.31%) Data Warehouse Developer
18 91 (3.24%) Telecoms Developer
19 86 (3.06%) SQL Server BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,152 (76.61%) .NET
2 1,827 (65.04%) ASP.NET
3 1,778 (63.30%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1,694 (60.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1,357 (48.31%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1,313 (46.74%) RESTful
7 1,050 (37.38%) WCF
8 957 (34.07%) Node.js
9 853 (30.37%) AngularJS
10 811 (28.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 798 (28.41%) .NET Framework
12 660 (23.50%) KnockoutJS
13 619 (22.04%) Entity Framework
14 582 (20.72%) Code First Entity Framework
15 335 (11.93%) HTML
16 332 (11.82%) WPF
17 289 (10.29%) CSS
18 274 (9.75%) HTML5
19 251 (8.94%) Ninject
20 217 (7.73%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 507 (18.05%) Greenfield Project
2 221 (7.87%) Enterprise Software
3 208 (7.40%) Fintech
4 118 (4.20%) Social Network
5 101 (3.60%) Clustering
6 94 (3.35%) Tandem
7 74 (2.63%) Replication
8 69 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
9 61 (2.17%) Mobile App
10 60 (2.14%) Digital TV
11 47 (1.67%) iPhone
12 38 (1.35%) Computer Science
13 28 (1.00%) Music Streaming
14 26 (0.93%) Data Centre
15 23 (0.82%) Management Information System
16 21 (0.75%) BBC
16 21 (0.75%) Social Media
17 10 (0.36%) N-Tier
18 8 (0.28%) Equities
18 8 (0.28%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 313 (11.14%) Windows
2 101 (3.60%) Windows Server
3 57 (2.03%) Android
4 49 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (1.25%) Linux
7 13 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
8 11 (0.39%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.36%) Unix
10 9 (0.32%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.11%) CentOS
12 3 (0.11%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.071%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,923 (68.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1,795 (63.90%) MVC
3 1,717 (61.12%) TDD
4 1,647 (58.63%) Web Application Development
5 1,340 (47.70%) BDD
6 617 (21.97%) Scrum
7 565 (20.11%) Business Intelligence
8 460 (16.38%) Dependency Injection
9 426 (15.17%) OO
10 370 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
11 310 (11.04%) Kanban
12 230 (8.19%) High Availability
13 211 (7.51%) MVVM
14 208 (7.40%) ETL
15 177 (6.30%) Performance Tuning
16 176 (6.27%) Asset Management
17 172 (6.12%) Wealth Management
18 171 (6.09%) Domain-Driven Design
19 162 (5.77%) Inversion of Control
20 119 (4.24%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,070 (73.69%) C#
2 882 (31.40%) Ruby
3 777 (27.66%) SQL
4 483 (17.19%) T-SQL
5 394 (14.03%) JavaScript
6 128 (4.56%) VB.NET
7 119 (4.24%) PowerShell
8 115 (4.09%) VB
9 86 (3.06%) F#
10 37 (1.32%) VBA
11 32 (1.14%) R
12 21 (0.75%) Python
13 18 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 18 (0.64%) TypeScript
14 17 (0.61%) C
14 17 (0.61%) PL/SQL
15 14 (0.50%) Java
16 4 (0.14%) Bourne shell
16 4 (0.14%) C++
17 3 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 83 (2.95%) Degree
2 73 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (1.60%) MCSE
4 25 (0.89%) MCSA
5 20 (0.71%) Security Cleared
6 18 (0.64%) SC Cleared
7 17 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (0.53%) CCNA
9 12 (0.43%) MCDBA
10 10 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (0.36%) MCITP
11 8 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
11 8 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.14%) MCP
13 3 (0.11%) CCNP
13 3 (0.11%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.11%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.11%) PMP
14 2 (0.071%) ISEB
14 2 (0.071%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (1.03%) Data Quality
2 14 (0.50%) QA
3 9 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.25%) SLA
5 6 (0.21%) GDPR
6 4 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.071%) PMO
7 2 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.036%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.036%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.036%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 77 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 47 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (1.50%) Docker
4 35 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (0.61%) XenApp
7 15 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.28%) vSphere
10 7 (0.25%) XenServer
11 4 (0.14%) Firmware
11 4 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.11%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.071%) Squid
14 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.036%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.036%) Xen
Systems Management
1 72 (2.56%) Kibana
2 66 (2.35%) WSUS
3 65 (2.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 27 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
5 20 (0.71%) Puppet
6 18 (0.64%) SCCM
7 16 (0.57%) SCOM
8 9 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
9 8 (0.28%) Data Guard
10 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.21%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.18%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.18%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.11%) Ansible
13 3 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (0.11%) XenMobile
14 2 (0.071%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 2 (0.071%) Terraform
Vendors
1 680 (24.21%) Microsoft
2 284 (10.11%) Facebook
3 87 (3.10%) Google
4 79 (2.81%) Tableau
5 71 (2.53%) Oracle
6 68 (2.42%) VMware
7 41 (1.46%) Cognos
8 40 (1.42%) RedGate
9 39 (1.39%) Cisco
10 35 (1.25%) Citrix
11 33 (1.17%) Twitter
12 28 (1.00%) IBM
13 26 (0.93%) SAP
14 22 (0.78%) Apple
15 21 (0.75%) Sony
15 21 (0.75%) Yahoo!
16 16 (0.57%) Alteryx
17 13 (0.46%) Meraki
18 11 (0.39%) Splunk
19 10 (0.36%) HP