Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 307 1050 1295
Rank change year-on-year +743 +245 -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 1928 206 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 0.10% 0.009%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.55% 0.35% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 1837 175 18
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -21.74% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £59,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% -34.62% -

SQL Server 2016 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 54300 59449 69004
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.73% 30.02% 31.76%
Number of salaries quoted 45181 50756 58239
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +716 1818 £43,750 -2.78% 132
UK excluding London +596 1464 £40,000 -5.88% 115
London +350 433 £55,000 -12.00% 25
South East +374 429 £40,000 -4.81% 33
North of England +229 390 £40,000 -11.11% 26
Midlands +253 292 £42,500 +21.43% 20
North West +158 258 £40,000 -9.09% 11
East of England +152 157 £45,000 +20.00% 12
East Midlands +145 151 £47,500 +35.71% 9
West Midlands +142 141 £42,500 +21.43% 11
Yorkshire +103 127 £42,500 -10.53% 15
South West +92 116 £39,000 +0.65% 16
Scotland +63 54 £45,000 - 4
Wales - 25 £40,000 - 4
North East - 5 £37,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 1928 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1269 (65.82%) .NET
3 1259 (65.30%) C#
4 1174 (60.89%) Agile Software Development
5 1043 (54.10%) ASP.NET
6 1028 (53.32%) MVC
7 1009 (52.33%) TDD
8 984 (51.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 955 (49.53%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 928 (48.13%) Web Application Development
11 784 (40.66%) BDD
12 761 (39.47%) ASP.NET Web API
13 704 (36.51%) RESTful
14 694 (36.00%) WCF
15 691 (35.84%) SQL
16 552 (28.63%) Node.js
17 549 (28.48%) Business Intelligence
18 541 (28.06%) Git (software)
19 537 (27.85%) NoSQL
20 531 (27.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 507 (26.30%) Ruby
22 490 (25.41%) Microsoft
23 476 (24.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 460 (23.86%) .NET Framework
25 453 (23.50%) T-SQL
26 452 (23.44%) Data Warehouse
27 445 (23.08%) AngularJS
28 436 (22.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 424 (21.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
30 414 (21.47%) 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 61 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 29 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 25 (1.30%) IIS
4 23 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (0.73%) SAS
7 12 (0.62%) MS Exchange
8 11 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (0.52%) CMS
9 10 (0.52%) Confluence
9 10 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.31%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.16%) Apache
12 3 (0.16%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.10%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.10%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.052%) Mule
14 1 (0.052%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 54 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.47%) HipChat
4 6 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.26%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.21%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 8 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.10%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.052%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.052%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 372 (19.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (3.06%) Google Play
4 27 (1.40%) Azure Machine Learning
4 27 (1.40%) GitHub
5 22 (1.14%) Office 365
6 17 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.67%) IaaS
7 13 (0.67%) SaaS
8 11 (0.57%) PaaS
9 10 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.31%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 4 (0.21%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.16%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.16%) Boomi
14 2 (0.10%) Data Lake Analytics
14 2 (0.10%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.052%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.052%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 214 (11.10%) Internet
2 55 (2.85%) Broadband
3 22 (1.14%) SAN
4 21 (1.09%) DNS
5 20 (1.04%) DHCP
5 20 (1.04%) Firewall
6 12 (0.62%) Intranet
6 12 (0.62%) NAS
7 8 (0.41%) Extranet
8 7 (0.36%) SSL
8 7 (0.36%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.31%) Skype
10 5 (0.26%) HTTP
10 5 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (0.21%) MPLS
11 4 (0.21%) VPN
12 2 (0.10%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.052%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.052%) NetScaler
13 1 (0.052%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1928 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 537 (27.85%) NoSQL
3 531 (27.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 476 (24.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 452 (23.44%) Data Warehouse
6 436 (22.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 365 (18.93%) SQL Server 2014
8 268 (13.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 202 (10.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 186 (9.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 150 (7.78%) Power BI
12 122 (6.33%) MongoDB
13 110 (5.71%) Big Data
14 83 (4.30%) RavenDB
15 69 (3.58%) QlikView
16 53 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
17 52 (2.70%) Relational Database
18 38 (1.97%) MySQL
19 35 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
20 34 (1.76%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 541 (28.06%) Git (software)
2 187 (9.70%) NUnit
3 116 (6.02%) MSTest
4 109 (5.65%) Moq
4 109 (5.65%) Rhino Mocks
5 83 (4.30%) Visual Studio
6 61 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 25 (1.30%) TeamCity
9 21 (1.09%) JIRA
10 14 (0.73%) Bitbucket
11 13 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 10 (0.52%) Subversion
13 9 (0.47%) NSubstitute
14 7 (0.36%) tSQLt
14 7 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
15 3 (0.16%) git-flow
15 3 (0.16%) Jenkins
15 3 (0.16%) Mercurial
15 3 (0.16%) SpecFlow
General
1 245 (12.71%) Finance
2 213 (11.05%) Games
3 191 (9.91%) Advertising
4 136 (7.05%) Marketing
5 87 (4.51%) Music Industry
6 65 (3.37%) Telecoms
7 48 (2.49%) Retail
8 38 (1.97%) Legal
9 26 (1.35%) Banking
10 13 (0.67%) Law
11 12 (0.62%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.36%) Back Office
13 6 (0.31%) Front Office
14 4 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.21%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.10%) Electronics
16 1 (0.052%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1496 (77.59%) Developer
2 1075 (55.76%) .NET Developer
3 250 (12.97%) SQL Developer
4 213 (11.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 207 (10.74%) DBA
6 181 (9.39%) SQL DBA
7 171 (8.87%) C# Developer
8 163 (8.45%) SQL Server Developer
9 156 (8.09%) C# .NET Developer
10 120 (6.22%) SQL BI Developer
11 110 (5.71%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 106 (5.50%) ASP.NET Developer
13 103 (5.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 98 (5.08%) .NET Software Developer
15 96 (4.98%) SQL Server DBA
16 93 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 89 (4.62%) SQL Server BI Developer
18 80 (4.15%) Internet Developer
19 79 (4.10%) Senior Developer
20 75 (3.89%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1269 (65.82%) .NET
2 1043 (54.10%) ASP.NET
3 984 (51.04%) ASP.NET MVC
4 955 (49.53%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 761 (39.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 704 (36.51%) RESTful
7 694 (36.00%) WCF
8 552 (28.63%) Node.js
9 460 (23.86%) .NET Framework
10 445 (23.08%) AngularJS
11 424 (21.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 365 (18.93%) Entity Framework
13 340 (17.63%) KnockoutJS
14 336 (17.43%) Code First Entity Framework
15 227 (11.77%) WPF
16 173 (8.97%) Ninject
17 148 (7.68%) CSS
18 146 (7.57%) HTML
19 128 (6.64%) Spring.NET
20 119 (6.17%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 318 (16.49%) Greenfield Project
2 143 (7.42%) Enterprise Software
3 110 (5.71%) Fintech
4 71 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (3.68%) Mobile App
5 68 (3.53%) Social Network
6 67 (3.48%) Replication
7 65 (3.37%) Clustering
8 59 (3.06%) iPhone
9 57 (2.96%) Computer Science
10 54 (2.80%) Streaming Music
11 47 (2.44%) Tandem
12 46 (2.39%) BBC
13 45 (2.33%) Social Media
14 33 (1.71%) Digital TV
15 32 (1.66%) N-Tier
16 28 (1.45%) Digital Media
17 27 (1.40%) Blog
18 18 (0.93%) iPad
18 18 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 231 (11.98%) Windows
2 73 (3.79%) Windows Server
3 67 (3.48%) Android
4 51 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (1.14%) Linux
7 9 (0.47%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.47%) Unix
8 8 (0.41%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.052%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.052%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.052%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.052%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.052%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1174 (60.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1028 (53.32%) MVC
3 1009 (52.33%) TDD
4 928 (48.13%) Web Application Development
5 784 (40.66%) BDD
6 549 (28.48%) Business Intelligence
7 414 (21.47%) Scrum
8 241 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
9 225 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
10 222 (11.51%) Kanban
11 208 (10.79%) OO
12 194 (10.06%) ETL
13 183 (9.49%) MVVM
14 130 (6.74%) High Availability
15 120 (6.22%) Inversion of Control
16 117 (6.07%) Performance Tuning
17 107 (5.55%) Analytics
18 105 (5.45%) Domain-Driven Design
19 88 (4.56%) Asset Management
20 79 (4.10%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1259 (65.30%) C#
2 691 (35.84%) SQL
3 507 (26.30%) Ruby
4 453 (23.50%) T-SQL
5 220 (11.41%) JavaScript
6 75 (3.89%) VB
7 74 (3.84%) PowerShell
8 73 (3.79%) VB.NET
9 56 (2.90%) R
10 53 (2.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 42 (2.18%) Java
12 24 (1.24%) VBA
13 18 (0.93%) Python
14 16 (0.83%) F#
15 14 (0.73%) TypeScript
16 13 (0.67%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.16%) FoxPro (VFP)
17 3 (0.16%) Korn
17 3 (0.16%) Perl
17 3 (0.16%) SQR
Qualifications
1 72 (3.73%) Degree
2 31 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
5 18 (0.93%) MCSA
6 16 (0.83%) MCSE
6 16 (0.83%) Security Cleared
7 12 (0.62%) PMI Certification
7 12 (0.62%) PMP
8 9 (0.47%) SC Cleared
9 7 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.31%) MCDBA
10 6 (0.31%) MCITP
11 2 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.10%) CCNA
11 2 (0.10%) CCNP
11 2 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.052%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.052%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.31%) SLA
3 4 (0.21%) QA
4 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (2.96%) Active Directory
2 19 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.36%) XenApp
6 6 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.31%) vSphere
7 3 (0.16%) Firmware
8 1 (0.052%) Docker
8 1 (0.052%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.052%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.052%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (0.99%) Kibana
1 19 (0.99%) SCCM
2 17 (0.88%) WSUS
3 16 (0.83%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 16 (0.83%) SCOM
4 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.21%) HAProxy
6 4 (0.21%) SQL Sentry
7 3 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.16%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.16%) SCSM
7 3 (0.16%) vMotion
8 2 (0.10%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.10%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.052%) Nagios
9 1 (0.052%) Opsview
9 1 (0.052%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 490 (25.41%) Microsoft
2 194 (10.06%) Facebook
3 106 (5.50%) Google
3 106 (5.50%) Tableau
4 82 (4.25%) Oracle
5 67 (3.48%) VMware
6 47 (2.44%) Apple
7 45 (2.33%) Sony
7 45 (2.33%) Yahoo!
8 35 (1.82%) Cognos
9 33 (1.71%) Twitter
10 31 (1.61%) SAP
11 24 (1.24%) Splunk
12 18 (0.93%) IBM
12 18 (0.93%) RedGate
13 12 (0.62%) Citrix
13 12 (0.62%) MicroStrategy
14 11 (0.57%) Cisco
15 10 (0.52%) iManage
16 9 (0.47%) Sybase