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 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 194 143 210
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +67
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 1813 2483 1478
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.64% 2.06% 1.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.17% 6.59% 4.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1608 2270 1368
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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
35076 37704 34162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.63% 31.32% 31.46%
Number of salaries quoted 29597 32450 29578
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -51 1734 £45,000 +3.44% 245
London -28 681 £52,500 - 76
South East -93 301 £44,000 +3.52% 41
City of London +48 168 £52,500 -2.32% 34
East of England +36 159 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Yorkshire -19 157 £42,500 +13.33% 21
North West -23 151 £42,500 +6.25% 30
West Yorkshire +1 121 £41,000 +2.50% 18
South West +14 103 £37,500 - 27
Leeds -1 95 £40,750 +1.87% 14
East Midlands -45 87 £42,500 +6.25% 9
West Midlands -5 78 £40,000 +14.28% 19
Berkshire -46 73 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Hampshire +3 69 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Manchester -24 66 £43,500 +8.75% 16
Surrey -43 60 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Hertfordshire +22 54 £40,000 - 5
Bedfordshire +32 48 £40,000 -6.97% 5
Nottinghamshire +13 45 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Nottingham +22 43 £40,000 - 5
Cheshire -20 40 £42,500 +6.25% 9
West Sussex +17 39 £40,000 -3.03% 4
Reading -30 34 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Bristol -1 32 £40,000 +2.56% 14
Leicester -1 31 £46,000 +15.00% 1
Leicestershire -2 31 £46,000 +17.94% 1
Warwickshire -4 30 £46,250 +32.14% 1
Wiltshire +10 28 £32,500 -22.15% 5
Farnborough +1 28 £50,000 +27.38%
Warrington +12 27 £40,000 -27.27% 4

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 3517 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2272 (64.60%) SQL
3 2202 (62.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 1654 (47.03%) .NET
5 1458 (41.46%) C#
6 1388 (39.47%) Microsoft
7 1360 (38.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1318 (37.48%) T-SQL
9 1248 (35.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1124 (31.96%) ASP.NET
11 1049 (29.83%) Windows
12 905 (25.73%) JavaScript
13 878 (24.96%) HTML
14 875 (24.88%) Business Intelligence
15 874 (24.85%) SQL Server 2005
16 868 (24.68%) MVC
17 842 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
18 823 (23.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 809 (23.00%) MS Excel
20 797 (22.66%) Finance
21 751 (21.35%) CSS
22 686 (19.51%) Data Warehouse
23 656 (18.65%) jQuery
24 552 (15.70%) ASP.NET MVC
25 541 (15.38%) .NET Framework
26 522 (14.84%) Web Services
27 493 (14.02%) Performance Tuning
28 453 (12.88%) Visual Studio
29 414 (11.77%) XML
30 410 (11.66%) ETL

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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
1 395 (11.23%) SharePoint
2 320 (9.10%) IIS
3 228 (6.48%) MS Exchange
4 180 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 133 (3.78%) SharePoint 2013
6 110 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 93 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 79 (2.25%) Lync
9 64 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
10 52 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
10 52 (1.48%) CMS
11 47 (1.34%) Tomcat
12 41 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
13 38 (1.08%) Apache
14 35 (1.00%) NServiceBus
15 33 (0.94%) Node.js
16 30 (0.85%) Zimbra
17 29 (0.82%) JBoss
18 21 (0.60%) WebSphere
19 19 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 809 (23.00%) MS Excel
2 120 (3.41%) MS Office
3 41 (1.17%) PowerPivot
4 19 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.37%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.085%) ProjectWise
9 2 (0.057%) SPSS
9 2 (0.057%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.057%) Stata
9 2 (0.057%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.057%) MS Project
10 1 (0.028%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 47 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.45%) Changepoint
5 12 (0.34%) SAP Business One
6 7 (0.20%) Maximo
7 6 (0.17%) Sophis RISQUE
7 6 (0.17%) CA PPM
8 4 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.085%) CODA-Financials
9 3 (0.085%) Primavera
10 2 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.057%) Advent Geneva
10 2 (0.057%) Markit EDM
11 1 (0.028%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.028%) Magento
11 1 (0.028%) SAP GTS
11 1 (0.028%) Sage 200
11 1 (0.028%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 197 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 164 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
3 74 (2.10%) SaaS
4 39 (1.11%) Office 365
5 13 (0.37%) Mimecast
6 12 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.20%) GitHub
8 6 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.085%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.057%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.057%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.057%) IBM PureFlex
12 1 (0.028%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.028%) IaaS
12 1 (0.028%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 168 (4.78%) SAN
2 140 (3.98%) DNS
3 114 (3.24%) Firewall
4 96 (2.73%) DHCP
5 94 (2.67%) Internet
6 87 (2.47%) TCP/IP
7 80 (2.27%) VPN
8 78 (2.22%) WAN
9 72 (2.05%) LAN
10 46 (1.31%) VLAN
11 38 (1.08%) NAS
12 37 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
13 30 (0.85%) FTP
14 27 (0.77%) HTTP
14 27 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
15 26 (0.74%) VoIP
15 26 (0.74%) Intranet
16 24 (0.68%) iSCSI
17 18 (0.51%) PBX
18 16 (0.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3517 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2202 (62.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 1360 (38.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1248 (35.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 874 (24.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 823 (23.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 686 (19.51%) Data Warehouse
8 306 (8.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 172 (4.89%) Relational Database
10 150 (4.26%) SQL Server 2000
11 140 (3.98%) Oracle Database
12 119 (3.38%) OLAP
13 114 (3.24%) MySQL
13 114 (3.24%) Big Data
14 112 (3.18%) NoSQL
15 102 (2.90%) DTS
16 84 (2.39%) RDBMS
17 73 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
18 72 (2.05%) QlikView
19 66 (1.88%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 453 (12.88%) Visual Studio
2 266 (7.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 96 (2.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 80 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 76 (2.16%) NUnit
6 70 (1.99%) TeamCity
7 66 (1.88%) Subversion
8 50 (1.42%) Selenium
9 39 (1.11%) SpecFlow
10 33 (0.94%) Moq
11 32 (0.91%) ReSharper
12 31 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
13 30 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
14 29 (0.82%) Jenkins
15 24 (0.68%) NuGet
16 23 (0.65%) JIRA
17 21 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 12 (0.34%) MSTest
19 9 (0.26%) Toad
20 8 (0.23%) Jasmine
General
1 797 (22.66%) Finance
2 158 (4.49%) Banking
3 128 (3.64%) Marketing
4 127 (3.61%) Retail
5 70 (1.99%) Front Office
6 57 (1.62%) Legal
7 50 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 49 (1.39%) Telecoms
9 47 (1.34%) Games
10 46 (1.31%) Advertising
11 40 (1.14%) Publishing
12 27 (0.77%) Law
13 24 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.65%) Back Office
15 20 (0.57%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.26%) Automotive
17 8 (0.23%) Billing
17 8 (0.23%) Music Industry
18 7 (0.20%) Aerospace
19 6 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1945 (55.30%) Developer
2 755 (21.47%) DBA
3 661 (18.79%) SQL DBA
4 612 (17.40%) .NET Developer
5 429 (12.20%) C# Developer
6 393 (11.17%) SQL Server DBA
7 351 (9.98%) SQL Developer
8 346 (9.84%) C# .NET Developer
9 339 (9.64%) Senior Developer
10 335 (9.53%) Administrator
11 313 (8.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 278 (7.90%) Analyst
13 237 (6.74%) Software Developer
14 180 (5.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 164 (4.66%) SQL Server Developer
16 155 (4.41%) ASP.NET Developer
17 138 (3.92%) Senior .NET Developer
18 107 (3.04%) Junior
18 107 (3.04%) Consultant
19 99 (2.81%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1654 (47.03%) .NET
2 1124 (31.96%) ASP.NET
3 878 (24.96%) HTML
4 751 (21.35%) CSS
5 656 (18.65%) jQuery
6 552 (15.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 541 (15.38%) .NET Framework
8 522 (14.84%) Web Services
9 414 (11.77%) XML
10 398 (11.32%) WCF
11 325 (9.24%) Entity Framework
12 269 (7.65%) HTML5
13 256 (7.28%) Ajax
14 227 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
15 203 (5.77%) AngularJS
16 197 (5.60%) LINQ
17 165 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 160 (4.55%) SOAP
19 159 (4.52%) KnockoutJS
20 158 (4.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 395 (11.23%) Replication
2 359 (10.21%) Clustering
3 218 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
4 110 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 72 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 59 (1.68%) Mobile App
7 52 (1.48%) Visualisation
8 50 (1.42%) Statistics
9 42 (1.19%) Hedge funds
9 42 (1.19%) Data Centre
10 40 (1.14%) Data Structures
11 36 (1.02%) Data Integration
11 36 (1.02%) iPhone
11 36 (1.02%) Client/Server
12 35 (1.00%) Mathematics
13 34 (0.97%) User Experience
14 33 (0.94%) Photography
15 32 (0.91%) Social Network
16 31 (0.88%) EqualLogic
17 29 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1049 (29.83%) Windows
2 367 (10.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 355 (10.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 172 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 171 (4.86%) Linux
6 107 (3.04%) Windows 7
7 87 (2.47%) UNIX
8 68 (1.93%) Windows XP
9 63 (1.79%) Android
10 38 (1.08%) Windows 8
11 31 (0.88%) Apple iOS
12 26 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.37%) Solaris
14 12 (0.34%) Windows Phone
15 11 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
15 11 (0.31%) Windows NT
16 9 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
17 8 (0.23%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.23%) Windows Vista
18 7 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 875 (24.88%) Business Intelligence
2 868 (24.68%) MVC
3 842 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
4 493 (14.02%) Performance Tuning
5 410 (11.66%) ETL
6 334 (9.50%) Scrum
7 309 (8.79%) TDD
8 255 (7.25%) OO
9 218 (6.20%) Migration
10 208 (5.91%) SDLC
11 207 (5.89%) Mentoring
12 189 (5.37%) Software Engineering
13 180 (5.12%) ITIL
14 177 (5.03%) Unit Testing
15 158 (4.49%) E-Commerce
16 153 (4.35%) Web Development
17 121 (3.44%) Analytics
18 117 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
19 110 (3.13%) SOA
19 110 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2272 (64.60%) SQL
2 1458 (41.46%) C#
3 1318 (37.48%) T-SQL
4 905 (25.73%) JavaScript
5 273 (7.76%) VB.NET
6 246 (6.99%) PowerShell
7 118 (3.36%) Java
8 89 (2.53%) VB
9 84 (2.39%) PL/SQL
10 61 (1.73%) C++
11 58 (1.65%) PHP
12 52 (1.48%) VB6
13 44 (1.25%) VBScript
14 40 (1.14%) C
15 38 (1.08%) Perl
15 38 (1.08%) Shell Script
16 37 (1.05%) VBA
17 27 (0.77%) Ruby
18 16 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 14 (0.40%) Python
Qualifications
1 376 (10.69%) Degree
2 285 (8.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 110 (3.13%) MCITP
4 108 (3.07%) MCSE
5 72 (2.05%) MCSA
6 53 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (1.36%) CCNA
8 45 (1.28%) MCTS
9 42 (1.19%) MCP
10 29 (0.82%) MCDBA
10 29 (0.82%) Security Cleared
11 26 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (0.54%) SC Cleared
13 16 (0.45%) HND
14 11 (0.31%) ISEB
15 10 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
16 8 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (0.20%) ISTQB
17 7 (0.20%) CCA
17 7 (0.20%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (3.13%) QA
2 49 (1.39%) SLA
3 20 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 20 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.11%) TickIT
7 2 (0.057%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.028%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.028%) COBIT
8 1 (0.028%) HIPAA
System Software
1 284 (8.08%) Active Directory
2 203 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (3.21%) Hyper-V
4 105 (2.99%) vSphere
5 93 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
6 49 (1.39%) XenApp
7 42 (1.19%) VMware ESX
8 33 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
9 23 (0.65%) Terminal Services
10 20 (0.57%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.23%) XenServer
13 7 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (0.20%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.17%) Docker
15 5 (0.14%) HDFS
15 5 (0.14%) UAG
15 5 (0.14%) DFS Replication
16 4 (0.11%) Samba
16 4 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 117 (3.33%) SCCM
2 97 (2.76%) SCOM
3 33 (0.94%) Backup Exec
4 30 (0.85%) WSUS
5 27 (0.77%) Data Guard
6 21 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
7 15 (0.43%) SCVMM
8 13 (0.37%) SCOrch
9 11 (0.31%) NetBackup
10 10 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (0.26%) Puppet
12 8 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (0.20%) OpenAM
13 7 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 5 (0.14%) Nagios
15 4 (0.11%) SCSM
16 3 (0.085%) Check_MK
16 3 (0.085%) Icinga
16 3 (0.085%) AppManager
16 3 (0.085%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 1388 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 348 (9.89%) VMware
3 282 (8.02%) Oracle
4 128 (3.64%) Citrix
5 107 (3.04%) Cisco
6 83 (2.36%) Tableau
7 70 (1.99%) Facebook
8 68 (1.93%) Dell
9 66 (1.88%) Business Objects
10 61 (1.73%) Google
11 55 (1.56%) Symantec
11 55 (1.56%) NetApp
12 54 (1.54%) Sitecore
13 53 (1.51%) SAP
14 50 (1.42%) Cognos
15 48 (1.36%) HP
16 41 (1.17%) IBM
17 39 (1.11%) Twitter
18 38 (1.08%) EMC
19 36 (1.02%) Red Hat
South East
Networking People (UK)
Salary: Negotiable/Competitive/full Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Morgan McKinley
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £44,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Staffordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, healthcare, bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000 per annum + 20% Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + Hols, pension, Health
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 23 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday