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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 367 888 -
Rank change year-on-year +521 -  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 667 62 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.059% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.53% 0.19% -
Number of salaries quoted 648 55 0
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 -
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

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 26331 32293 33782
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.80% 30.88% 31.38%
Number of salaries quoted 22328 27534 28625
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SQL Server 2016 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +489 612 £45,000 - 121
London +224 190 £57,500 +4.54% 22
South East +196 143 £45,000 -25.00% 22
North West +47 65 £37,500 -18.91% 22
East Midlands +60 55 £40,000 -15.78% 11
East of England +76 43 £40,000 +6.66% 11
Surrey - 40 £50,000 - 3
West Midlands +68 39 £42,500 +8.13% 14
South West +64 39 £40,000 +6.66% 8
City of London +63 38 £75,000 +25.00% 7
Yorkshire +54 37 £45,000 - 8
Manchester +11 36 £35,000 -30.00% 12
Hampshire +52 34 £40,000 -4.81% 4
Nottinghamshire - 30 £40,000 - 3
West Yorkshire +27 26 £45,000 - 5
Scotland +38 24 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Leeds +32 24 £45,000 - 5
Kent - 23 £40,000 - 1
Nottingham - 23 £35,000 - 3
Hertfordshire +35 19 £52,500 +40.00% 3
Cheshire - 17 £38,500 - 3
Portsmouth - 16 £45,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +32 15 £45,000 - 6
Guildford - 14 £50,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 14 £42,500 - 2
Northamptonshire - 13 £45,000 - 4
West Sussex - 12 £35,000 - 4
Wales - 12 £40,000 - 6
Southampton +24 11 £40,000 -4.81% 2
Bristol +4 11 £50,000 +33.33% 4

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 897 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 494 (55.07%) C#
3 489 (54.52%) .NET
4 478 (53.29%) SQL
5 439 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
6 374 (41.69%) ASP.NET
7 362 (40.36%) Business Intelligence
8 357 (39.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 349 (38.91%) Microsoft
10 334 (37.24%) MVC
11 310 (34.56%) Data Warehouse
12 308 (34.34%) TDD
13 304 (33.89%) T-SQL
14 302 (33.67%) ASP.NET MVC
15 288 (32.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 286 (31.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 283 (31.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 280 (31.22%) Web Application Development
19 274 (30.55%) SQL Server 2014
20 272 (30.32%) SQL Server 2012
21 260 (28.99%) ASP.NET Web API
22 238 (26.53%) BDD
23 235 (26.20%) Microsoft Azure
24 224 (24.97%) WCF
25 216 (24.08%) RESTful
26 214 (23.86%) ETL
27 195 (21.74%) Scrum
28 167 (18.62%) Git (software)
29 157 (17.50%) Node.js
30 153 (17.06%) NoSQL

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 59 (6.58%) SharePoint
2 27 (3.01%) SharePoint 2013
3 10 (1.11%) OpenStack
4 8 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (0.89%) IIS
5 6 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.67%) Confluence
6 4 (0.45%) DataSynapse
7 3 (0.33%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.33%) SAS
7 3 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.11%) CMS
8 1 (0.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 129 (14.38%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.90%) MS Office
3 7 (0.78%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.67%) HipChat
4 6 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 9 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
3 5 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.11%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 235 (26.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.34%) Google Play
4 19 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (1.67%) GitHub
6 13 (1.45%) IaaS
6 13 (1.45%) PaaS
7 12 (1.34%) Office 365
7 12 (1.34%) SaaS
8 11 (1.23%) Data Lake Analytics
8 11 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (1.11%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 60 (6.69%) Internet
2 15 (1.67%) Broadband
3 8 (0.89%) Intranet
4 7 (0.78%) DHCP
4 7 (0.78%) DNS
5 6 (0.67%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.56%) SAN
7 4 (0.45%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.33%) Firewall
8 3 (0.33%) HTTP
9 2 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 897 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 357 (39.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 310 (34.56%) Data Warehouse
4 288 (32.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 286 (31.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 274 (30.55%) SQL Server 2014
7 272 (30.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 153 (17.06%) NoSQL
9 148 (16.50%) Power BI
10 133 (14.83%) SQL Server 2008
11 93 (10.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 73 (8.14%) Big Data
13 50 (5.57%) Relational Database
14 46 (5.13%) Azure SQL Database
14 46 (5.13%) MongoDB
15 45 (5.02%) OLAP
16 44 (4.91%) QlikView
17 35 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
18 25 (2.79%) MySQL
18 25 (2.79%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 167 (18.62%) Git (software)
2 70 (7.80%) Visual Studio
3 48 (5.35%) NUnit
4 39 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (3.90%) Moq
5 35 (3.90%) Rhino Mocks
6 34 (3.79%) MSTest
7 16 (1.78%) JIRA
8 14 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 13 (1.45%) TeamCity
10 10 (1.11%) Jenkins
10 10 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (0.89%) Subversion
12 7 (0.78%) MSBuild
13 6 (0.67%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.67%) NSubstitute
13 6 (0.67%) SpecFlow
13 6 (0.67%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 4 (0.45%) Selenium
15 1 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 104 (11.59%) Finance
2 65 (7.25%) Advertising
3 58 (6.47%) Legal
4 55 (6.13%) Games
5 50 (5.57%) Marketing
6 37 (4.12%) Retail
7 24 (2.68%) Music Industry
8 19 (2.12%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.67%) Banking
10 9 (1.00%) Law
11 4 (0.45%) Back Office
11 4 (0.45%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.33%) Billing
13 2 (0.22%) German Language
13 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 602 (67.11%) Developer
2 349 (38.91%) .NET Developer
3 137 (15.27%) DBA
4 130 (14.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 129 (14.38%) SQL DBA
6 121 (13.49%) SQL Developer
7 75 (8.36%) SQL Server DBA
8 70 (7.80%) C# Developer
9 65 (7.25%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 59 (6.58%) C# .NET Developer
11 57 (6.35%) SQL Server Developer
12 56 (6.24%) Administrator
13 53 (5.91%) SQL BI Developer
14 52 (5.80%) Senior Developer
15 47 (5.24%) .NET Software Developer
16 44 (4.91%) ASP.NET Developer
17 42 (4.68%) SSIS Developer
18 41 (4.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 37 (4.12%) Architect
20 31 (3.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 489 (54.52%) .NET
2 374 (41.69%) ASP.NET
3 302 (33.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 283 (31.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 260 (28.99%) ASP.NET Web API
6 224 (24.97%) WCF
7 216 (24.08%) RESTful
8 157 (17.50%) Node.js
9 141 (15.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 135 (15.05%) .NET Framework
11 130 (14.49%) AngularJS
12 106 (11.82%) Entity Framework
13 96 (10.70%) Code First Entity Framework
14 88 (9.81%) KnockoutJS
15 75 (8.36%) WPF
16 74 (8.25%) CSS
17 67 (7.47%) HTML
18 66 (7.36%) MDX
19 48 (5.35%) HTML5
20 46 (5.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 52 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.69%) Enterprise Software
3 49 (5.46%) Clustering
4 46 (5.13%) Replication
5 34 (3.79%) Fintech
6 29 (3.23%) N-Tier
7 28 (3.12%) Computer Science
7 28 (3.12%) Mobile App
8 27 (3.01%) Tandem
9 21 (2.34%) iPhone
10 16 (1.78%) Client/Server
10 16 (1.78%) Wiki
11 14 (1.56%) BBC
11 14 (1.56%) iPad
11 14 (1.56%) Social Network
11 14 (1.56%) Streaming Music
12 13 (1.45%) Social Media
13 11 (1.23%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.78%) Data Centre
14 7 (0.78%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 113 (12.60%) Windows
2 58 (6.47%) Windows Server
3 49 (5.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (4.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (2.34%) Android
6 4 (0.45%) Linux
7 2 (0.22%) Unix
7 2 (0.22%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (40.36%) Business Intelligence
3 334 (37.24%) MVC
4 308 (34.34%) TDD
5 280 (31.22%) Web Application Development
6 238 (26.53%) BDD
7 214 (23.86%) ETL
8 195 (21.74%) Scrum
9 101 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
10 90 (10.03%) Analytics
11 84 (9.36%) OO
12 81 (9.03%) Performance Tuning
13 69 (7.69%) Kanban
14 67 (7.47%) Dependency Injection
15 58 (6.47%) Data Modelling
16 56 (6.24%) High Availability
17 55 (6.13%) Kimball Methodology
18 45 (5.02%) MVVM
19 42 (4.68%) Data Integration
19 42 (4.68%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 494 (55.07%) C#
2 478 (53.29%) SQL
3 304 (33.89%) T-SQL
4 146 (16.28%) Ruby
5 97 (10.81%) JavaScript
6 68 (7.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 52 (5.80%) PowerShell
8 47 (5.24%) VB.NET
9 44 (4.91%) VB
10 29 (3.23%) R
11 27 (3.01%) VBA
12 25 (2.79%) Java
13 17 (1.90%) Python
14 13 (1.45%) C
14 13 (1.45%) C++
15 8 (0.89%) F#
16 2 (0.22%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.11%) XAML
Qualifications
1 69 (7.69%) Degree
2 25 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (1.90%) MCSE
4 12 (1.34%) MCSA
5 11 (1.23%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.11%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.45%) CCA
7 4 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.22%) PMP
9 1 (0.11%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 19 (2.12%) SLA
3 6 (0.67%) QA
4 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.67%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.56%) Docker
5 4 (0.45%) XenApp
5 4 (0.45%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (0.89%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 8 (0.89%) Kibana
1 8 (0.89%) WSUS
2 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (0.45%) SCCM
3 3 (0.33%) SCOM
4 2 (0.22%) Control-M
4 2 (0.22%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 349 (38.91%) Microsoft
2 92 (10.26%) Tableau
3 54 (6.02%) Oracle
4 50 (5.57%) Facebook
5 43 (4.79%) Google
6 28 (3.12%) VMware
7 21 (2.34%) Splunk
8 18 (2.01%) Cognos
9 13 (1.45%) Apple
9 13 (1.45%) Sony
9 13 (1.45%) Yahoo!
10 11 (1.23%) RedGate
11 10 (1.11%) Citrix
12 7 (0.78%) iManage
13 6 (0.67%) MicroStrategy
13 6 (0.67%) SAP
14 4 (0.45%) CommVault
14 4 (0.45%) LANDesk
14 4 (0.45%) TOWER Software
14 4 (0.45%) Twitter
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