Period
to 24 September 2021

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 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 779 557 398
Rank change year-on-year -222 -159 -170
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2016 269 145 1,099
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.30% 0.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.78% 1.03% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 211 121 1,033
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £46,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% -8.00% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,750 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 34,459 14,139 38,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.12% 28.81% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 22,291 11,893 31,891
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £38,262
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,364
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.03% +4.73%
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2016.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2016 over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

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 24 September 2021. 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 -191 261 £47,500 +3.26% 38
UK excluding London -164 175 £45,000 - 28
Work from Home -207 100 £45,000 -10.00% 4
London -213 77 £57,500 +4.55% 11
North of England -117 48 £45,000 -2.17% 9
South East -137 48 £42,500 -2.30% 12
South West -73 37 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Midlands -77 35 £40,000 -17.53% 3
Yorkshire -85 33 £45,000 -2.17% 3
West Midlands -80 21 £42,500 -12.37% 2
East Midlands -56 14 £40,000 - 1
North West -91 11 £45,000 -3.98% 6
East of England -89 5 £57,500 +91.67% 1
North East -34 4 £45,000 -
Wales -51 1 £37,500 -16.67%
Scotland -96 1 £45,000 -14.29% 1

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 269 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 195 (72.49%) SQL
3 194 (72.12%) Microsoft
4 128 (47.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 127 (47.21%) Business Intelligence
6 119 (44.24%) Azure
7 106 (39.41%) Agile Software Development
8 100 (37.17%) T-SQL
8 100 (37.17%) Power Platform
9 93 (34.57%) C#
10 91 (33.83%) Power BI
11 84 (31.23%) .NET
12 78 (29.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 76 (28.25%) DevOps
14 75 (27.88%) Data Warehouse
15 71 (26.39%) ETL
16 69 (25.65%) JavaScript
17 62 (23.05%) Finance
18 60 (22.30%) Social Skills
19 59 (21.93%) Visual Studio
20 57 (21.19%) Problem-Solving
21 53 (19.70%) PowerShell
21 53 (19.70%) Analytics
22 50 (18.59%) SQL Server 2012
23 49 (18.22%) AWS
24 48 (17.84%) MVC
24 48 (17.84%) GDPR
25 46 (17.10%) SQL Server 2014
25 46 (17.10%) ASP.NET
26 45 (16.73%) Windows

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 40 (14.87%) SharePoint
2 26 (9.67%) IIS
3 13 (4.83%) CMS
4 9 (3.35%) Apache
4 9 (3.35%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.86%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.74%) Confluence
7 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (11.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (7.06%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.97%) Chatbot
4 3 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.37%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (5.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.97%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.49%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 2 (0.74%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.37%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 119 (44.24%) Azure
2 100 (37.17%) Power Platform
3 49 (18.22%) AWS
4 35 (13.01%) Microsoft 365
5 28 (10.41%) GitHub
6 21 (7.81%) SaaS
7 17 (6.32%) Serverless
8 13 (4.83%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (2.97%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 8 (2.97%) Azure Functions
9 8 (2.97%) Azure LUIS
9 8 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (2.97%) GCP
10 7 (2.60%) IaaS
11 5 (1.86%) Azure Pipelines
12 4 (1.49%) Azure Event Grid
12 4 (1.49%) Azure Logic Apps
12 4 (1.49%) Azure Storage
12 4 (1.49%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.72%) Firewall
1 10 (3.72%) Internet
2 8 (2.97%) DNS
2 8 (2.97%) SAN
3 7 (2.60%) DHCP
4 6 (2.23%) iSCSI
4 6 (2.23%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.86%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (1.86%) MPLS
5 5 (1.86%) Skype
6 4 (1.49%) Kerberos
6 4 (1.49%) SSL
7 3 (1.12%) VoIP
8 2 (0.74%) VPN
8 2 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.37%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 128 (47.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 91 (33.83%) Power BI
4 78 (29.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 75 (27.88%) Data Warehouse
6 50 (18.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 46 (17.10%) SQL Server 2014
8 37 (13.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 37 (13.75%) SQL Server 2019
9 32 (11.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 28 (10.41%) Tableau
11 25 (9.29%) OLAP
11 25 (9.29%) Oracle OLAP
11 25 (9.29%) Oracle Reports
11 25 (9.29%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (9.29%) SSDT
12 21 (7.81%) SQL Server 2017
13 18 (6.69%) PowerPivot
14 15 (5.58%) MS Access
15 13 (4.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 59 (21.93%) Visual Studio
2 45 (16.73%) Git (software)
3 25 (9.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 24 (8.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (4.46%) JIRA
6 4 (1.49%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.49%) Subversion
7 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.74%) git-flow
9 1 (0.37%) Ant
9 1 (0.37%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.37%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.37%) Maven
9 1 (0.37%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.37%) Mocha
9 1 (0.37%) NUnit
9 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 62 (23.05%) Finance
2 60 (22.30%) Social Skills
3 32 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.58%) Law
5 11 (4.09%) Retail
6 6 (2.23%) Presentation Skills
7 5 (1.86%) Games
7 5 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.49%) Marketing
8 4 (1.49%) Police
8 4 (1.49%) Public Sector
9 3 (1.12%) Banking
9 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.37%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 156 (57.99%) Developer
2 49 (18.22%) .NET Developer
3 35 (13.01%) C# Developer
3 35 (13.01%) SQL Developer
4 34 (12.64%) Administrator
4 34 (12.64%) Senior Developer
5 31 (11.52%) DBA
6 30 (11.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 30 (11.15%) C# .NET Developer
7 20 (7.43%) Applications Developer
7 20 (7.43%) SQL DBA
8 19 (7.06%) Analyst
8 19 (7.06%) SQL Server Developer
9 16 (5.95%) Lead Developer
10 15 (5.58%) Applications Support
10 15 (5.58%) Software Developer
11 14 (5.20%) .NET Applications Developer
11 14 (5.20%) C# Application Developer
12 13 (4.83%) Full Stack Developer
12 13 (4.83%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (31.23%) .NET
2 46 (17.10%) ASP.NET
3 35 (13.01%) CSS
4 34 (12.64%) HTML
5 32 (11.90%) MDX
6 31 (11.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 29 (10.78%) .NET Framework
8 28 (10.41%) jQuery
9 27 (10.04%) Web Services
10 24 (8.92%) AngularJS
11 21 (7.81%) React
12 20 (7.43%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (6.69%) .NET Core
14 16 (5.95%) REST
14 16 (5.95%) SOAP
15 13 (4.83%) Kafka
16 10 (3.72%) CSS3
16 10 (3.72%) Entity Framework
16 10 (3.72%) HTML5
17 9 (3.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.29%) Data Protection Act
2 17 (6.32%) Cloud Native
3 16 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.20%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (4.09%) Clustering
6 8 (2.97%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.97%) Taxonomies
7 6 (2.23%) AS400
7 6 (2.23%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.23%) Reference Data
8 5 (1.86%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.86%) Replication
9 4 (1.49%) Legacy Systems
10 3 (1.12%) FMCG
10 3 (1.12%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.37%) Equities
12 1 (0.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 45 (16.73%) Windows
2 32 (11.90%) Windows Server
3 22 (8.18%) Windows Server 2016
4 19 (7.06%) Linux
5 15 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (4.83%) Windows 10
7 9 (3.35%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (47.21%) Business Intelligence
2 106 (39.41%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (28.25%) DevOps
4 71 (26.39%) ETL
5 57 (21.19%) Problem-Solving
6 53 (19.70%) Analytics
7 48 (17.84%) MVC
8 45 (16.73%) Data Management
9 33 (12.27%) Data Architecture
10 32 (11.90%) Scrum
11 30 (11.15%) Performance Tuning
12 28 (10.41%) Migration
12 28 (10.41%) Unit Testing
13 27 (10.04%) Data Extraction
14 25 (9.29%) Data Protection
14 25 (9.29%) Machine Learning
15 22 (8.18%) Business Analysis
15 22 (8.18%) Data Modelling
16 21 (7.81%) Artificial Intelligence
17 20 (7.43%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 195 (72.49%) SQL
2 100 (37.17%) T-SQL
3 93 (34.57%) C#
4 69 (25.65%) JavaScript
5 53 (19.70%) PowerShell
6 44 (16.36%) Python
6 44 (16.36%) R
7 31 (11.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 12 (4.46%) VB.NET
9 11 (4.09%) VB
10 9 (3.35%) Java
10 9 (3.35%) VBA
11 7 (2.60%) VBScript
11 7 (2.60%) X++
12 4 (1.49%) Perl
13 2 (0.74%) C
14 1 (0.37%) ES6
14 1 (0.37%) JSX
14 1 (0.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 35 (13.01%) Degree
2 20 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (5.58%) MCSA
4 8 (2.97%) AWS Certification
5 7 (2.60%) MCSE
5 7 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.23%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.86%) CCA
7 5 (1.86%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.74%) MCP
9 1 (0.37%) CCNA
9 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (17.84%) GDPR
2 14 (5.20%) QA
3 6 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (1.49%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.37%) Accessibility
System Software
1 20 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.20%) vSphere
4 9 (3.35%) Docker
5 6 (2.23%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.86%) XenApp
6 5 (1.86%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (4.46%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.37%) Nessus
4 1 (0.37%) NetApp OnCommand
4 1 (0.37%) ServerView Suite
4 1 (0.37%) Terraform
4 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 194 (72.12%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.67%) Oracle
3 21 (7.81%) IBM
3 21 (7.81%) VMware
4 14 (5.20%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (4.83%) Citrix
6 12 (4.46%) Telerik
7 9 (3.35%) Nintex
8 8 (2.97%) Google
9 7 (2.60%) Dell
9 7 (2.60%) NetApp
9 7 (2.60%) Sophos
10 6 (2.23%) SAP
11 5 (1.86%) EMC
11 5 (1.86%) Sage
12 4 (1.49%) Cognos
12 4 (1.49%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.49%) Splunk
13 2 (0.74%) EqualLogic
13 2 (0.74%) Veeam