The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2012 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 201 174 190
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +16
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 1723 1954 1553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 1.71% 1.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.20% 5.56% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1536 1782 1470
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +5.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
33119 35117 33446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.36% 30.79% 31.70%
Number of salaries quoted 28081 29579 28849
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 within the UK.

SQL Server 2012 Salary Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 within the UK.

SQL Server 2012 Salary Histogram in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -25 1652 £45,000 - 238
London -40 613 £52,500 - 53
South East +12 408 £45,000 - 67
North West -13 151 £42,500 +6.25% 31
City of London -1 141 £55,000 +10.00% 10
Yorkshire +23 139 £45,000 +12.50% 22
East of England +12 126 £45,000 +4.65% 8
West Yorkshire +38 119 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Surrey +29 100 £45,000 -2.70% 10
Hampshire +52 95 £43,750 +9.37% 11
Leeds +29 95 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Manchester +17 82 £47,500 +18.75% 16
East Midlands -17 71 £42,500 +6.25% 12
South West -16 68 £37,500 - 19
West Midlands -30 66 £40,000 +6.66% 21
Berkshire -1 56 £40,000 -11.11% 19
Buckinghamshire -13 48 £42,500 - 7
Cheshire -32 45 £38,500 -3.75% 9
Bedfordshire +32 40 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Nottinghamshire +1 37 £40,000 - 2
Hertfordshire -18 34 £49,500 +10.00% 4
Nottingham +8 33 £45,000 +12.50% 2
West Sussex -7 31 £40,000 - 3
East Sussex +11 30 £42,000 -11.57% 1
Milton Keynes +10 30 £38,500 -3.75% 1
Warrington +3 29 £37,500 -28.57% 3
Reading -12 27 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Birmingham +7 26 £35,000 -6.66% 8
Egham - 26 £45,000 - 1
Essex +4 25 £40,000 -11.11%

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing SQL Server 2012 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2012.

1 3537 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2414 (68.25%) SQL
3 2134 (60.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1582 (44.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1495 (42.27%) T-SQL
6 1482 (41.90%) .NET
7 1388 (39.24%) Microsoft
8 1349 (38.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1314 (37.15%) C#
10 1008 (28.50%) Windows
11 1006 (28.44%) Business Intelligence
12 957 (27.06%) ASP.NET
13 934 (26.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 860 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
15 830 (23.47%) Data Warehouse
16 826 (23.35%) SQL Server 2005
17 805 (22.76%) JavaScript
18 795 (22.48%) MS Excel
19 763 (21.57%) HTML
20 759 (21.46%) MVC
21 678 (19.17%) CSS
22 672 (19.00%) Finance
23 605 (17.10%) jQuery
24 540 (15.27%) Performance Tuning
25 495 (13.99%) ETL
26 452 (12.78%) ASP.NET MVC
27 448 (12.67%) .NET Framework
27 448 (12.67%) Visual Studio
28 446 (12.61%) Replication
29 445 (12.58%) Web Services

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing SQL Server 2012 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2012. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 345 (9.75%) IIS
2 343 (9.70%) SharePoint
3 205 (5.80%) MS Exchange
4 161 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 106 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 92 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 81 (2.29%) Lync
8 69 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 63 (1.78%) CMS
10 42 (1.19%) Tomcat
11 40 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
12 37 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
13 33 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
14 26 (0.74%) Apache
15 25 (0.71%) Node.js
16 24 (0.68%) SAS
17 20 (0.57%) Umbraco
18 19 (0.54%) Apache Pig
18 19 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 18 (0.51%) JBoss
Applications
1 795 (22.48%) MS Excel
2 139 (3.93%) MS Office
3 39 (1.10%) PowerPivot
4 18 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.37%) FastStats
5 13 (0.37%) SPSS
6 10 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.23%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.11%) MS Project
10 3 (0.085%) ProjectWise
11 2 (0.057%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.057%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.057%) Stata
Business Applications
1 55 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.40%) SAP Business One
4 11 (0.31%) Changepoint
5 9 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 6 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.17%) Sophis RISQUE
7 5 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
7 5 (0.14%) Maximo
8 3 (0.085%) Endur
8 3 (0.085%) Primavera
8 3 (0.085%) Magento
9 2 (0.057%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.057%) Sage ERP X3
9 2 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.057%) Adaptiv
9 2 (0.057%) Advent Geneva
10 1 (0.028%) CA PPM
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 169 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 135 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (1.98%) SaaS
4 48 (1.36%) Office 365
5 17 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
6 12 (0.34%) Mimecast
7 11 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.28%) GitHub
9 8 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.14%) IaaS
10 5 (0.14%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.057%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.057%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.028%) Symantec.cloud
13 1 (0.028%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 167 (4.72%) DNS
2 152 (4.30%) SAN
3 132 (3.73%) Firewall
4 122 (3.45%) DHCP
5 112 (3.17%) Internet
6 88 (2.49%) TCP/IP
7 86 (2.43%) VPN
8 84 (2.37%) LAN
9 74 (2.09%) WAN
10 57 (1.61%) VLAN
11 44 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
12 34 (0.96%) NAS
13 31 (0.88%) Skype
14 29 (0.82%) HTTP
15 27 (0.76%) Fibre Channel
16 26 (0.74%) VoIP
17 22 (0.62%) Intranet
17 22 (0.62%) iSCSI
18 19 (0.54%) PBX
19 17 (0.48%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3537 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2134 (60.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1582 (44.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1349 (38.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 934 (26.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 830 (23.47%) Data Warehouse
7 826 (23.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 366 (10.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 188 (5.32%) Relational Database
10 169 (4.78%) SQL Server 2000
11 146 (4.13%) Oracle Database
12 128 (3.62%) Big Data
13 124 (3.51%) OLAP
14 119 (3.36%) MySQL
15 94 (2.66%) NoSQL
16 85 (2.40%) RDBMS
17 81 (2.29%) DTS
18 74 (2.09%) BusinessObjects
19 62 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
20 60 (1.70%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 448 (12.67%) Visual Studio
2 294 (8.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 80 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 78 (2.21%) Subversion
5 75 (2.12%) NUnit
5 75 (2.12%) Git (software)
6 60 (1.70%) TeamCity
7 53 (1.50%) Selenium
8 40 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 35 (0.99%) JIRA
10 32 (0.90%) ERwin
11 25 (0.71%) ReSharper
12 23 (0.65%) Mercurial
12 23 (0.65%) Toad
13 22 (0.62%) Jenkins
14 20 (0.57%) SpecFlow
14 20 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
15 17 (0.48%) Moq
16 16 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
17 15 (0.42%) NuGet
General
1 672 (19.00%) Finance
2 154 (4.35%) Marketing
3 136 (3.85%) Banking
4 123 (3.48%) Retail
5 67 (1.89%) Legal
6 59 (1.67%) Games
6 59 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 58 (1.64%) Advertising
8 50 (1.41%) Front Office
9 45 (1.27%) Law
10 39 (1.10%) Publishing
11 38 (1.07%) Investment Banking
12 25 (0.71%) Manufacturing
13 24 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.65%) Back Office
15 12 (0.34%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.28%) French Language
17 8 (0.23%) Billing
18 7 (0.20%) Electronics
18 7 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1923 (54.37%) Developer
2 783 (22.14%) DBA
3 693 (19.59%) SQL DBA
4 537 (15.18%) .NET Developer
5 432 (12.21%) SQL Developer
6 404 (11.42%) SQL Server DBA
7 373 (10.55%) C# Developer
8 346 (9.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 341 (9.64%) Senior Developer
10 329 (9.30%) Administrator
11 301 (8.51%) C# .NET Developer
12 266 (7.52%) Analyst
13 219 (6.19%) SQL Server Developer
14 180 (5.09%) Software Developer
15 153 (4.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 143 (4.04%) Senior .NET Developer
17 120 (3.39%) Web Developer
18 118 (3.34%) ASP.NET Developer
19 110 (3.11%) Junior
20 106 (3.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1482 (41.90%) .NET
2 957 (27.06%) ASP.NET
3 763 (21.57%) HTML
4 678 (19.17%) CSS
5 605 (17.10%) jQuery
6 452 (12.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 448 (12.67%) .NET Framework
8 445 (12.58%) Web Services
9 379 (10.72%) XML
10 321 (9.08%) WCF
11 280 (7.92%) Entity Framework
12 239 (6.76%) Ajax
13 229 (6.47%) HTML5
14 213 (6.02%) AngularJS
15 177 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
16 163 (4.61%) CSS3
17 152 (4.30%) SOAP
18 151 (4.27%) LINQ
19 131 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 124 (3.51%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 446 (12.61%) Replication
2 416 (11.76%) Clustering
3 214 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
4 118 (3.34%) Computer Science
5 86 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 75 (2.12%) Mobile App
7 62 (1.75%) iPhone
8 60 (1.70%) Visualisation
9 46 (1.30%) Data Integration
10 44 (1.24%) Mathematics
11 37 (1.05%) Statistics
12 36 (1.02%) Hedge funds
13 35 (0.99%) Data Structures
14 33 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
15 31 (0.88%) Data Centre
15 31 (0.88%) Photography
16 29 (0.82%) EqualLogic
17 28 (0.79%) Client/Server
18 26 (0.74%) Social Media
18 26 (0.74%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 1008 (28.50%) Windows
2 366 (10.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 359 (10.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 187 (5.29%) Linux
5 137 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 120 (3.39%) Windows 7
7 72 (2.04%) Android
8 70 (1.98%) UNIX
9 65 (1.84%) Windows XP
10 45 (1.27%) Windows 8
11 19 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (0.42%) Windows 2000
12 15 (0.42%) Apple iOS
13 11 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
14 10 (0.28%) Ubuntu
14 10 (0.28%) CentOS
14 10 (0.28%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.20%) AIX
15 7 (0.20%) Solaris
15 7 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1006 (28.44%) Business Intelligence
2 860 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
3 759 (21.46%) MVC
4 540 (15.27%) Performance Tuning
5 495 (13.99%) ETL
6 350 (9.90%) Scrum
7 242 (6.84%) Migration
8 232 (6.56%) TDD
9 214 (6.05%) Mentoring
10 206 (5.82%) SDLC
11 203 (5.74%) E-Commerce
12 200 (5.65%) ITIL
13 195 (5.51%) OO
14 165 (4.66%) Web Development
15 164 (4.64%) Software Engineering
16 145 (4.10%) Unit Testing
17 135 (3.82%) Analytics
18 128 (3.62%) Data Modelling
19 121 (3.42%) Performance Monitoring
20 115 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2414 (68.25%) SQL
2 1495 (42.27%) T-SQL
3 1314 (37.15%) C#
4 805 (22.76%) JavaScript
5 259 (7.32%) PowerShell
6 227 (6.42%) VB.NET
7 115 (3.25%) Java
8 85 (2.40%) VB
9 77 (2.18%) PL/SQL
10 56 (1.58%) PHP
11 49 (1.39%) C++
12 46 (1.30%) Perl
13 45 (1.27%) VBA
14 39 (1.10%) VBScript
14 39 (1.10%) VB6
15 36 (1.02%) Shell Script
16 34 (0.96%) C
17 28 (0.79%) Ruby
18 22 (0.62%) Python
19 20 (0.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 345 (9.75%) Degree
2 305 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 128 (3.62%) MCSE
4 116 (3.28%) MCITP
5 86 (2.43%) MCSA
6 58 (1.64%) MCP
7 55 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
8 54 (1.53%) CCNA
9 50 (1.41%) MCTS
10 25 (0.71%) Security Cleared
10 25 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (0.51%) MCDBA
12 17 (0.48%) ISEB
13 14 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
14 11 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.28%) ISTQB
15 10 (0.28%) SC Cleared
15 10 (0.28%) MCSD
15 10 (0.28%) HND
16 8 (0.23%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (3.59%) QA
2 50 (1.41%) SLA
3 19 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.085%) TickIT
9 1 (0.028%) WCAG
9 1 (0.028%) COBIT
System Software
1 272 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 177 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (3.82%) Hyper-V
4 85 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
5 74 (2.09%) vSphere
6 57 (1.61%) XenApp
7 47 (1.33%) VMware ESX
8 15 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 15 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (0.37%) Terminal Services
10 10 (0.28%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.28%) ISA Server
11 9 (0.25%) HDFS
12 8 (0.23%) DFS Replication
13 7 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.17%) UAG
15 5 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
16 4 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 4 (0.11%) Firmware
16 4 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 126 (3.56%) SCCM
2 84 (2.37%) SCOM
3 73 (2.06%) Backup Exec
4 45 (1.27%) WSUS
5 15 (0.42%) Tivoli
6 12 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
6 12 (0.34%) Data Guard
7 9 (0.25%) SCVMM
7 9 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (0.20%) SCOrch
9 6 (0.17%) Puppet
9 6 (0.17%) Nagios
10 4 (0.11%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.11%) Check_MK
10 4 (0.11%) Icinga
10 4 (0.11%) SCDPM
11 3 (0.085%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.085%) AppManager
11 3 (0.085%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 1388 (39.24%) Microsoft
2 316 (8.93%) VMware
3 285 (8.06%) Oracle
4 131 (3.70%) Citrix
5 111 (3.14%) Cisco
6 94 (2.66%) Tableau
7 92 (2.60%) Google
8 85 (2.40%) Cognos
9 79 (2.23%) Facebook
10 57 (1.61%) Symantec
11 55 (1.55%) SAP
11 55 (1.55%) Dell
12 54 (1.53%) Sitecore
13 48 (1.36%) NetApp
14 43 (1.22%) Red Gate
15 35 (0.99%) IBM
16 34 (0.96%) HP
17 32 (0.90%) EMC
18 30 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
18 30 (0.85%) Telerik
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