Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 286 928 1272
Rank change year-on-year +642 +344 -
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 2037 313 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 0.16% 0.011%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.82% 0.55% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 1846 280 24
UK median annual salary £42,500 £46,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.61% -18.22% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £59,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% -14.29% -

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 53338 56897 68761
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.49% 29.65% 31.57%
Number of salaries quoted 43863 48410 57997
UK median annual salary £47,987 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.02% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Top 15 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 17 October 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 +617 1945 £42,500 -8.60% 198
UK excluding London +542 1638 £40,000 -11.11% 180
South East +377 542 £40,000 -13.04% 59
North of England +216 404 £40,000 -11.11% 44
London +273 376 £52,500 -19.23% 28
Midlands +231 283 £42,500 +21.43% 22
North West +164 275 £40,000 -5.88% 26
East of England +195 201 £45,000 - 20
East Midlands +147 150 £47,500 +35.71% 14
South West +122 138 £40,000 -11.11% 24
West Midlands +152 133 £40,000 -20.00% 8
Yorkshire +98 124 £42,500 -5.56% 17
Scotland +33 42 £35,000 - 3
Wales +42 28 £40,000 +10.34% 7
North East +19 5 £37,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 2037 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1432 (70.30%) .NET
3 1377 (67.60%) C#
4 1270 (62.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1173 (57.58%) ASP.NET
6 1159 (56.90%) MVC
7 1136 (55.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1123 (55.13%) TDD
9 1093 (53.66%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1039 (51.01%) Web Application Development
11 855 (41.97%) BDD
12 826 (40.55%) ASP.NET Web API
13 796 (39.08%) RESTful
14 742 (36.43%) WCF
15 681 (33.43%) SQL
16 612 (30.04%) Node.js
17 580 (28.47%) NoSQL
18 572 (28.08%) Git (software)
19 555 (27.25%) Ruby
20 537 (26.36%) .NET Framework
21 527 (25.87%) AngularJS
22 503 (24.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 495 (24.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 493 (24.20%) Microsoft
25 484 (23.76%) Business Intelligence
26 465 (22.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 454 (22.29%) T-SQL
28 427 (20.96%) KnockoutJS
29 414 (20.32%) Scrum
30 405 (19.88%) 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 58 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 38 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
3 37 (1.82%) IIS
4 21 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
5 19 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 17 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (0.59%) Skype for Business
8 11 (0.54%) SAS
9 10 (0.49%) CMS
9 10 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.15%) Apache
14 3 (0.15%) NServiceBus
15 2 (0.098%) Confluence
15 2 (0.098%) Content Management Server
15 2 (0.098%) Exchange Server 2010
15 2 (0.098%) Umbraco
Applications
1 51 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.39%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 10 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.098%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.098%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.049%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 405 (19.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (2.70%) Google Play
4 36 (1.77%) GitHub
5 25 (1.23%) Office 365
6 21 (1.03%) Azure Machine Learning
7 15 (0.74%) SaaS
8 12 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (0.44%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 7 (0.34%) PaaS
11 6 (0.29%) IaaS
12 4 (0.20%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.20%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.15%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.15%) Boomi
14 2 (0.098%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.049%) Azure Active Directory
15 1 (0.049%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 225 (11.05%) Internet
2 63 (3.09%) Broadband
3 40 (1.96%) Firewall
4 36 (1.77%) DNS
5 22 (1.08%) DHCP
6 21 (1.03%) SAN
7 20 (0.98%) Intranet
8 14 (0.69%) NAS
9 13 (0.64%) Extranet
10 12 (0.59%) Skype
11 10 (0.49%) Hyperconnected
11 10 (0.49%) SSL
12 6 (0.29%) TCP/IP
12 6 (0.29%) VPN
13 5 (0.25%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (0.20%) MPLS
14 4 (0.20%) VoIP
14 4 (0.20%) Wireless
15 3 (0.15%) PBX
15 3 (0.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2037 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 580 (28.47%) NoSQL
3 495 (24.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 465 (22.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 385 (18.90%) Data Warehouse
6 375 (18.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 319 (15.66%) SQL Server 2014
8 269 (13.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 222 (10.90%) SQL Server 2008
10 165 (8.10%) MongoDB
11 159 (7.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 155 (7.61%) Power BI
13 109 (5.35%) RavenDB
14 79 (3.88%) Big Data
15 71 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
16 60 (2.95%) QlikView
17 42 (2.06%) MySQL
18 41 (2.01%) Relational Database
19 40 (1.96%) OLAP
20 37 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 572 (28.08%) Git (software)
2 182 (8.93%) NUnit
3 114 (5.60%) MSTest
4 96 (4.71%) Moq
4 96 (4.71%) Rhino Mocks
5 90 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 69 (3.39%) Visual Studio
7 40 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
8 37 (1.82%) TeamCity
9 17 (0.83%) Subversion
10 16 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
11 15 (0.74%) JIRA
12 14 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.34%) tSQLt
14 6 (0.29%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.29%) Jenkins
14 6 (0.29%) MSBuild
15 5 (0.25%) Selenium
15 5 (0.25%) SpecFlow
16 4 (0.20%) git-flow
General
1 279 (13.70%) Finance
2 228 (11.19%) Games
3 199 (9.77%) Advertising
4 135 (6.63%) Marketing
5 122 (5.99%) Music Industry
6 69 (3.39%) Telecoms
7 50 (2.45%) Retail
8 31 (1.52%) Banking
9 23 (1.13%) Legal
10 17 (0.83%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.79%) Back Office
12 9 (0.44%) Front Office
13 7 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.25%) Law
15 2 (0.098%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.049%) Electronics
16 1 (0.049%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1622 (79.63%) Developer
2 1230 (60.38%) .NET Developer
3 246 (12.08%) SQL Developer
4 225 (11.05%) DBA
5 192 (9.43%) SQL DBA
6 185 (9.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 164 (8.05%) SQL Server Developer
8 161 (7.90%) C# Developer
9 149 (7.31%) C# .NET Developer
10 112 (5.50%) SQL BI Developer
11 103 (5.06%) ASP.NET Developer
11 103 (5.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 96 (4.71%) .NET Software Developer
13 91 (4.47%) Administrator
14 89 (4.37%) Data Warehouse Developer
15 88 (4.32%) SQL Server BI Developer
15 88 (4.32%) SQL Server DBA
16 84 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 72 (3.53%) Internet Developer
17 72 (3.53%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1432 (70.30%) .NET
2 1173 (57.58%) ASP.NET
3 1136 (55.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1093 (53.66%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 826 (40.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 796 (39.08%) RESTful
7 742 (36.43%) WCF
8 612 (30.04%) Node.js
9 537 (26.36%) .NET Framework
10 527 (25.87%) AngularJS
11 503 (24.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 427 (20.96%) KnockoutJS
13 404 (19.83%) Entity Framework
14 370 (18.16%) Code First Entity Framework
15 210 (10.31%) WPF
16 199 (9.77%) HTML
17 187 (9.18%) Ninject
18 163 (8.00%) HTML5
19 158 (7.76%) CSS
20 138 (6.77%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 333 (16.35%) Greenfield Project
2 142 (6.97%) Fintech
3 136 (6.68%) Enterprise Software
4 85 (4.17%) Social Network
5 72 (3.53%) Mobile App
6 58 (2.85%) Clustering
7 57 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
8 56 (2.75%) iPhone
9 55 (2.70%) Replication
10 49 (2.41%) Digital TV
11 47 (2.31%) Tandem
12 45 (2.21%) Computer Science
13 39 (1.91%) Streaming Music
14 29 (1.42%) BBC
14 29 (1.42%) Social Media
15 23 (1.13%) Blog
15 23 (1.13%) Digital Media
16 16 (0.79%) Management Information System
16 16 (0.79%) N-Tier
17 13 (0.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 240 (11.78%) Windows
2 80 (3.93%) Windows Server
3 68 (3.34%) Android
4 44 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (1.52%) Linux
7 14 (0.69%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.54%) Unix
9 9 (0.44%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.20%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.049%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.049%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.049%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1270 (62.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1159 (56.90%) MVC
3 1123 (55.13%) TDD
4 1039 (51.01%) Web Application Development
5 855 (41.97%) BDD
6 484 (23.76%) Business Intelligence
7 414 (20.32%) Scrum
8 272 (13.35%) Dependency Injection
9 247 (12.13%) OO
10 217 (10.65%) Kanban
11 215 (10.55%) Continuous Integration
12 184 (9.03%) ETL
13 177 (8.69%) High Availability
13 177 (8.69%) MVVM
14 144 (7.07%) Performance Tuning
15 134 (6.58%) Domain-Driven Design
16 124 (6.09%) Inversion of Control
17 118 (5.79%) Asset Management
18 105 (5.15%) Wealth Management
19 93 (4.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1377 (67.60%) C#
2 681 (33.43%) SQL
3 555 (27.25%) Ruby
4 454 (22.29%) T-SQL
5 270 (13.25%) JavaScript
6 87 (4.27%) PowerShell
7 65 (3.19%) VB
8 64 (3.14%) VB.NET
9 47 (2.31%) R
10 38 (1.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 33 (1.62%) F#
12 30 (1.47%) Java
13 26 (1.28%) VBA
14 21 (1.03%) TypeScript
15 19 (0.93%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.49%) Python
17 6 (0.29%) C
18 4 (0.20%) C++
18 4 (0.20%) VB6
19 3 (0.15%) Korn
Qualifications
1 73 (3.58%) Degree
2 49 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (1.47%) MCSE
4 26 (1.28%) MCSA
5 16 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
5 16 (0.79%) Security Cleared
6 14 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.54%) SC Cleared
8 10 (0.49%) MCDBA
8 10 (0.49%) MCITP
9 9 (0.44%) CCNA
10 7 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.34%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.34%) PMP
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.098%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.098%) CCNP
12 2 (0.098%) MCP
12 2 (0.098%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (1.77%) Data Quality
2 10 (0.49%) QA
3 8 (0.39%) SLA
4 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.098%) GDPR
6 1 (0.049%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.049%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (3.24%) Active Directory
2 37 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (0.74%) XenApp
5 11 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.44%) Docker
6 9 (0.44%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.44%) vSphere
7 7 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.25%) Firmware
9 4 (0.20%) XenServer
10 1 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.049%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.049%) Xen
10 1 (0.049%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (1.57%) Kibana
2 28 (1.37%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 28 (1.37%) WSUS
3 27 (1.33%) SCCM
4 18 (0.88%) SCOM
5 13 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (0.29%) HAProxy
6 6 (0.29%) Puppet
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.20%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.15%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.15%) SCSM
9 3 (0.15%) vMotion
10 2 (0.098%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.098%) SQL Sentry
10 2 (0.098%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.049%) Nagios
Vendors
1 493 (24.20%) Microsoft
2 190 (9.33%) Facebook
3 96 (4.71%) Tableau
4 88 (4.32%) Google
5 84 (4.12%) VMware
6 83 (4.07%) Oracle
7 51 (2.50%) Cognos
8 39 (1.91%) SAP
9 34 (1.67%) RedGate
10 32 (1.57%) IBM
11 31 (1.52%) Apple
12 29 (1.42%) Sony
12 29 (1.42%) Yahoo!
13 28 (1.37%) Twitter
14 27 (1.33%) Splunk
15 22 (1.08%) Citrix
16 21 (1.03%) Cisco
17 11 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
18 10 (0.49%) HP
19 8 (0.39%) Avaya