Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 262 846 1268
Rank change year-on-year +584 +422 -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 2343 384 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 0.21% 0.020%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.31% 0.69% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 2155 353 41
UK median annual salary £42,500 £47,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.57% -14.55% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £71,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -

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 54401 55452 68917
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.26% 29.64% 31.51%
Number of salaries quoted 44789 47398 58029
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Top 16 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 20 November 2017. 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 +564 2217 £42,500 -9.57% 156
UK excluding London +528 1920 £40,000 -11.11% 134
South East +357 650 £40,000 -14.89% 43
North of England +234 464 £40,000 -11.11% 42
London +224 388 £52,500 -19.23% 29
North West +186 311 £40,000 -5.88% 20
Midlands +206 293 £40,000 +14.29% 12
East of England +210 257 £43,750 -2.78% 19
East Midlands +133 166 £42,500 +21.43% 9
South West +134 164 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Yorkshire +85 133 £40,000 -11.11% 14
West Midlands +119 127 £40,000 -23.81% 3
Wales +58 49 £40,000 +6.67% 5
Scotland +17 38 £35,000 - 2
North East +17 20 £32,500 - 8
Northern Ireland - 5 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 2343 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1707 (72.86%) .NET
3 1632 (69.65%) C#
4 1505 (64.23%) Agile Software Development
5 1413 (60.31%) ASP.NET
6 1381 (58.94%) MVC
7 1367 (58.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1346 (57.45%) TDD
9 1308 (55.83%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1239 (52.88%) Web Application Development
11 1016 (43.36%) BDD
12 1000 (42.68%) ASP.NET Web API
13 960 (40.97%) RESTful
14 842 (35.94%) WCF
15 756 (32.27%) SQL
16 701 (29.92%) Node.js
17 664 (28.34%) AngularJS
18 645 (27.53%) NoSQL
18 645 (27.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 643 (27.44%) Ruby
20 637 (27.19%) Git (software)
21 605 (25.82%) .NET Framework
22 560 (23.90%) Microsoft
23 540 (23.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 535 (22.83%) KnockoutJS
25 518 (22.11%) Business Intelligence
26 501 (21.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 496 (21.17%) T-SQL
28 487 (20.79%) Microsoft Azure
29 481 (20.53%) Scrum

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 57 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
2 53 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 34 (1.45%) IIS
4 27 (1.15%) MS Exchange
5 23 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (0.51%) SAS
9 11 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (0.34%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.21%) CMS
13 4 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.085%) Confluence
14 2 (0.085%) Content Management Server
15 1 (0.043%) IBM Domino
15 1 (0.043%) Mule
15 1 (0.043%) Sitecore CMS
15 1 (0.043%) Umbraco
Applications
1 49 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.26%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.085%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 9 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.085%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.085%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.043%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.043%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 487 (20.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (2.30%) Google Play
4 48 (2.05%) GitHub
5 24 (1.02%) Azure Machine Learning
5 24 (1.02%) Office 365
5 24 (1.02%) SaaS
6 15 (0.64%) IaaS
7 11 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (0.38%) PaaS
9 8 (0.34%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 6 (0.26%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.13%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.085%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.043%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.043%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 261 (11.14%) Internet
2 81 (3.46%) Broadband
3 43 (1.84%) Firewall
4 40 (1.71%) DNS
5 24 (1.02%) DHCP
6 22 (0.94%) Intranet
7 17 (0.73%) Hyperconnected
7 17 (0.73%) SAN
8 16 (0.68%) Extranet
9 11 (0.47%) SSL
10 10 (0.43%) NAS
11 8 (0.34%) Skype
12 6 (0.26%) SMS
12 6 (0.26%) TCP/IP
12 6 (0.26%) VPN
13 4 (0.17%) PuTTY
13 4 (0.17%) VoIP
13 4 (0.17%) WinSCP
13 4 (0.17%) Wireless
14 3 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2343 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 645 (27.53%) NoSQL
3 540 (23.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 501 (21.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 405 (17.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 403 (17.20%) Data Warehouse
7 360 (15.36%) SQL Server 2014
8 280 (11.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 233 (9.94%) SQL Server 2008
10 208 (8.88%) MongoDB
11 167 (7.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 167 (7.13%) Power BI
12 134 (5.72%) RavenDB
13 65 (2.77%) SQL Server 2005
14 58 (2.48%) Big Data
15 57 (2.43%) QlikView
16 47 (2.01%) OLAP
17 45 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
18 42 (1.79%) MySQL
19 40 (1.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 637 (27.19%) Git (software)
2 222 (9.48%) NUnit
3 144 (6.15%) MSTest
4 108 (4.61%) Moq
4 108 (4.61%) Rhino Mocks
4 108 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 73 (3.12%) Visual Studio
6 60 (2.56%) TeamCity
7 45 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
8 20 (0.85%) Jenkins
9 19 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
10 17 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (0.47%) Subversion
12 10 (0.43%) JIRA
12 10 (0.43%) MSBuild
13 8 (0.34%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.30%) Selenium
14 7 (0.30%) tSQLt
15 4 (0.17%) git-flow
15 4 (0.17%) SoapUI
General
1 292 (12.46%) Finance
2 261 (11.14%) Games
3 234 (9.99%) Advertising
4 150 (6.40%) Music Industry
5 147 (6.27%) Marketing
6 85 (3.63%) Telecoms
7 49 (2.09%) Retail
8 39 (1.66%) Banking
9 17 (0.73%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.55%) Back Office
11 10 (0.43%) Legal
12 9 (0.38%) Front Office
13 7 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.13%) Law
15 2 (0.085%) French Language
15 2 (0.085%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.043%) Electronics
16 1 (0.043%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1900 (81.09%) Developer
2 1502 (64.11%) .NET Developer
3 250 (10.67%) DBA
4 247 (10.54%) SQL Developer
5 214 (9.13%) SQL DBA
6 208 (8.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 183 (7.81%) C# Developer
8 170 (7.26%) SQL Server Developer
9 169 (7.21%) C# .NET Developer
10 128 (5.46%) .NET Software Developer
11 126 (5.38%) ASP.NET Developer
11 126 (5.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 121 (5.16%) SQL BI Developer
13 108 (4.61%) Administrator
14 102 (4.35%) SQL Server DBA
15 96 (4.10%) Data Warehouse Developer
16 90 (3.84%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 90 (3.84%) SQL Server BI Developer
17 89 (3.80%) Internet Developer
18 81 (3.46%) Telecoms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1707 (72.86%) .NET
2 1413 (60.31%) ASP.NET
3 1367 (58.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1308 (55.83%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1000 (42.68%) ASP.NET Web API
6 960 (40.97%) RESTful
7 842 (35.94%) WCF
8 701 (29.92%) Node.js
9 664 (28.34%) AngularJS
10 645 (27.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 605 (25.82%) .NET Framework
12 535 (22.83%) KnockoutJS
13 453 (19.33%) Entity Framework
14 422 (18.01%) Code First Entity Framework
15 261 (11.14%) WPF
16 248 (10.58%) HTML
17 220 (9.39%) Ninject
18 200 (8.54%) HTML5
19 188 (8.02%) CSS
20 170 (7.26%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 410 (17.50%) Greenfield Project
2 158 (6.74%) Fintech
3 153 (6.53%) Enterprise Software
4 98 (4.18%) Social Network
5 74 (3.16%) Mobile App
6 73 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
7 71 (3.03%) Tandem
8 67 (2.86%) Clustering
9 61 (2.60%) Replication
10 58 (2.48%) Digital TV
11 55 (2.35%) iPhone
12 47 (2.01%) Computer Science
13 34 (1.45%) Music Streaming
14 31 (1.32%) BBC
14 31 (1.32%) Social Media
15 16 (0.68%) Management Information System
16 14 (0.60%) Blog
16 14 (0.60%) Digital Media
17 12 (0.51%) Equities
18 11 (0.47%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 274 (11.69%) Windows
2 81 (3.46%) Windows Server
3 70 (2.99%) Android
4 42 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (1.49%) Linux
6 33 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (0.73%) Apple iOS
8 13 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
9 12 (0.51%) Unix
10 9 (0.38%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.043%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.043%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.043%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1505 (64.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1381 (58.94%) MVC
3 1346 (57.45%) TDD
4 1239 (52.88%) Web Application Development
5 1016 (43.36%) BDD
6 518 (22.11%) Business Intelligence
7 481 (20.53%) Scrum
8 335 (14.30%) Dependency Injection
9 313 (13.36%) OO
10 267 (11.40%) Kanban
11 259 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
12 206 (8.79%) MVVM
13 200 (8.54%) High Availability
14 189 (8.07%) ETL
15 162 (6.91%) Domain-Driven Design
16 154 (6.57%) Performance Tuning
17 147 (6.27%) Inversion of Control
18 137 (5.85%) Asset Management
19 124 (5.29%) Wealth Management
20 109 (4.65%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1632 (69.65%) C#
2 756 (32.27%) SQL
3 643 (27.44%) Ruby
4 496 (21.17%) T-SQL
5 321 (13.70%) JavaScript
6 98 (4.18%) PowerShell
7 86 (3.67%) VB.NET
8 84 (3.59%) VB
9 57 (2.43%) F#
10 43 (1.84%) R
11 28 (1.20%) VBA
12 25 (1.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 25 (1.07%) Java
13 22 (0.94%) TypeScript
14 18 (0.77%) PL/SQL
15 17 (0.73%) Python
16 10 (0.43%) C
17 6 (0.26%) Bourne shell
18 4 (0.17%) C++
18 4 (0.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 74 (3.16%) Degree
2 53 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (1.62%) MCSE
4 28 (1.20%) MCSA
5 14 (0.60%) SC Cleared
5 14 (0.60%) Security Cleared
6 13 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
7 12 (0.51%) MCDBA
8 11 (0.47%) CCNA
9 9 (0.38%) MCITP
10 7 (0.30%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.30%) PMP
11 6 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.13%) MCP
14 2 (0.085%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.085%) ISEB
14 2 (0.085%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (1.45%) Data Quality
2 13 (0.55%) QA
3 7 (0.30%) SLA
4 6 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.13%) GDPR
6 1 (0.043%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.043%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 41 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.15%) Docker
4 24 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (0.73%) XenApp
6 13 (0.55%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (0.43%) vSphere
9 5 (0.21%) Firmware
9 5 (0.21%) XenServer
10 1 (0.043%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.043%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.043%) Xen
10 1 (0.043%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 51 (2.18%) Kibana
2 44 (1.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 43 (1.84%) WSUS
4 20 (0.85%) SCCM
5 19 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
6 13 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
6 13 (0.55%) SCOM
7 10 (0.43%) Puppet
8 7 (0.30%) HAProxy
8 7 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.26%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.13%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.13%) SCSM
11 3 (0.13%) SQL Sentry
11 3 (0.13%) vMotion
12 2 (0.085%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.085%) Packer
12 2 (0.085%) Terraform
Vendors
1 560 (23.90%) Microsoft
2 222 (9.48%) Facebook
3 97 (4.14%) Google
4 96 (4.10%) Tableau
5 82 (3.50%) Oracle
6 79 (3.37%) VMware
7 44 (1.88%) Cognos
8 39 (1.66%) RedGate
9 33 (1.41%) Apple
10 31 (1.32%) Sony
10 31 (1.32%) Yahoo!
11 30 (1.28%) SAP
11 30 (1.28%) Twitter
12 29 (1.24%) Citrix
13 27 (1.15%) IBM
14 24 (1.02%) Cisco
15 21 (0.90%) Splunk
16 14 (0.60%) Alteryx
17 9 (0.38%) HP
17 9 (0.38%) Meraki