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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 192 129 312
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +183
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 1715 2501 892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.59% 2.22% 0.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.21% 7.02% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1549 2278 799
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
32928 35607 34800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.44% 31.55% 32.19%
Number of salaries quoted 27951 30046 30179
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -53 1641 £45,000 +5.88% 249
London -32 691 £52,000 -0.95% 89
South East -122 240 £46,500 +9.41% 34
City of London +39 169 £50,000 - 31
North West -33 153 £40,000 - 33
East of England +7 148 £42,500 +6.25% 16
Yorkshire 0 144 £40,000 - 20
West Midlands -2 114 £37,500 - 21
West Yorkshire +4 102 £38,500 -3.75% 12
Leeds +8 86 £38,750 -3.12% 9
East Midlands -49 83 £40,000 - 10
Manchester -42 73 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Hertfordshire +32 66 £42,500 +13.33% 1
South West -44 65 £40,000 +14.28% 21
Cheshire +8 55 £40,000 - 7
Hampshire -28 53 £44,500 +11.25% 3
Surrey -58 51 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Berkshire -86 51 £50,000 +17.64% 10
Nottinghamshire -9 42 £34,000 -15.00% 3
Nottingham -11 42 £34,000 -15.00% 2
Reading -31 36 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Warwickshire +11 34 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Warrington +10 33 £40,000 - 4
Cambridgeshire +14 30 £45,000 - 6
Scotland +16 29 £38,750 -8.82% 2
Leicestershire -4 29 £40,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire -32 29 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Wales +13 28 £42,500 +41.66% 2
South Wales +10 27 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Sheffield +9 26 £36,750 -30.00% 3

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 3533 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2266 (64.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 2258 (63.91%) SQL
4 1679 (47.52%) .NET
5 1531 (43.33%) Microsoft
6 1495 (42.32%) C#
7 1212 (34.31%) ASP.NET
8 1211 (34.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1202 (34.02%) T-SQL
10 1174 (33.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1053 (29.80%) Windows
12 921 (26.07%) JavaScript
13 919 (26.01%) HTML
14 907 (25.67%) MVC
15 904 (25.59%) Agile Software Development
16 873 (24.71%) SQL Server 2005
17 867 (24.54%) MS Excel
18 803 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
19 794 (22.47%) Finance
20 793 (22.45%) CSS
21 739 (20.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 703 (19.90%) jQuery
23 684 (19.36%) Data Warehouse
24 656 (18.57%) ASP.NET MVC
25 614 (17.38%) .NET Framework
26 460 (13.02%) SharePoint
27 452 (12.79%) Performance Tuning
28 448 (12.68%) Web Services
29 435 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
30 428 (12.11%) ETL

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
1 460 (13.02%) SharePoint
2 297 (8.41%) IIS
3 199 (5.63%) MS Exchange
4 156 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 152 (4.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 123 (3.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 102 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 75 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 71 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
10 59 (1.67%) Apache
11 58 (1.64%) CMS
12 53 (1.50%) NServiceBus
13 48 (1.36%) Tomcat
14 47 (1.33%) Lync
15 42 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
16 41 (1.16%) Zimbra
17 40 (1.13%) Node.js
18 30 (0.85%) JBoss
19 24 (0.68%) SAS
20 23 (0.65%) WorkSite
Applications
1 867 (24.54%) MS Excel
2 167 (4.73%) MS Office
3 48 (1.36%) PowerPivot
4 38 (1.08%) InfoPath
5 18 (0.51%) MS Project
6 16 (0.45%) MS Visio
7 14 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.14%) SPSS
9 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.057%) FastStats
11 1 (0.028%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 67 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 11 (0.31%) Agresso
6 9 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
7 7 (0.20%) CA PPM
7 7 (0.20%) Changepoint
7 7 (0.20%) Maximo
8 6 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 5 (0.14%) SAP Business One
10 4 (0.11%) Sophis RISQUE
11 3 (0.085%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.085%) CODA-Financials
11 3 (0.085%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.085%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.057%) Sage 50
12 2 (0.057%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.028%) Magento
13 1 (0.028%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 210 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (1.67%) SaaS
3 51 (1.44%) Office 365
4 49 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.11%) GitHub
6 4 (0.11%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.028%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.028%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.028%) Amazon CloudSearch
7 1 (0.028%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.028%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 183 (5.18%) SAN
2 146 (4.13%) Firewall
3 117 (3.31%) DNS
4 115 (3.26%) TCP/IP
5 90 (2.55%) Internet
6 89 (2.52%) WAN
7 77 (2.18%) DHCP
8 72 (2.04%) LAN
9 68 (1.92%) VPN
10 56 (1.59%) Intranet
11 52 (1.47%) NAS
12 47 (1.33%) HTTP
13 35 (0.99%) FTP
14 31 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
15 29 (0.82%) Extranet
16 24 (0.68%) iSCSI
17 23 (0.65%) VLAN
17 23 (0.65%) SSL
18 20 (0.57%) NetScaler
19 17 (0.48%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3533 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2266 (64.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1211 (34.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1174 (33.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 873 (24.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 739 (20.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 684 (19.36%) Data Warehouse
8 251 (7.10%) Relational Database
9 241 (6.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 166 (4.70%) Oracle Database
11 151 (4.27%) OLAP
12 125 (3.54%) SQL Server 2000
13 104 (2.94%) NoSQL
14 103 (2.92%) RDBMS
15 102 (2.89%) Oracle Database 11g
16 98 (2.77%) MySQL
17 84 (2.38%) Big Data
18 80 (2.26%) QlikView
18 80 (2.26%) DTS
18 80 (2.26%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 424 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 321 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 88 (2.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 73 (2.07%) ReSharper
5 59 (1.67%) NUnit
6 54 (1.53%) Subversion
7 53 (1.50%) SpecFlow
8 48 (1.36%) Git (software)
9 39 (1.10%) Selenium
10 38 (1.08%) TeamCity
11 34 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
12 33 (0.93%) Moq
13 24 (0.68%) Jenkins
14 23 (0.65%) MSTest
14 23 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 18 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
15 18 (0.51%) NCrunch
16 17 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
17 15 (0.42%) NuGet
18 14 (0.40%) Cucumber
General
1 794 (22.47%) Finance
2 195 (5.52%) Banking
3 155 (4.39%) Retail
4 113 (3.20%) Marketing
5 68 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 51 (1.44%) Front Office
7 48 (1.36%) Advertising
8 47 (1.33%) Legal
9 45 (1.27%) Investment Banking
10 30 (0.85%) Games
11 25 (0.71%) Law
12 18 (0.51%) Manufacturing
12 18 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 17 (0.48%) Back Office
14 15 (0.42%) Billing
15 14 (0.40%) Automotive
16 11 (0.31%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.23%) Electronics
18 7 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1858 (52.59%) Developer
2 698 (19.76%) DBA
3 610 (17.27%) .NET Developer
4 572 (16.19%) SQL DBA
5 488 (13.81%) C# Developer
6 404 (11.44%) C# .NET Developer
7 353 (9.99%) SQL Server DBA
8 325 (9.20%) SQL Developer
9 319 (9.03%) Analyst
10 302 (8.55%) Administrator
11 294 (8.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 282 (7.98%) Senior Developer
13 223 (6.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 212 (6.00%) Software Developer
15 182 (5.15%) ASP.NET Developer
16 161 (4.56%) Consultant
17 133 (3.76%) Junior
18 122 (3.45%) Web Developer
19 120 (3.40%) SQL Server Developer
20 108 (3.06%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1679 (47.52%) .NET
2 1212 (34.31%) ASP.NET
3 919 (26.01%) HTML
4 793 (22.45%) CSS
5 703 (19.90%) jQuery
6 656 (18.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 614 (17.38%) .NET Framework
8 448 (12.68%) Web Services
9 408 (11.55%) WCF
10 404 (11.44%) Entity Framework
11 397 (11.24%) XML
12 326 (9.23%) HTML5
13 307 (8.69%) Ajax
14 267 (7.56%) LINQ
15 238 (6.74%) ASP.NET Web API
16 189 (5.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 188 (5.32%) AngularJS
18 179 (5.07%) KnockoutJS
19 160 (4.53%) SOAP
20 159 (4.50%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 319 (9.03%) Clustering
2 298 (8.43%) Replication
3 278 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
4 92 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 79 (2.24%) Management Information System
6 72 (2.04%) Data Integration
7 61 (1.73%) User Experience
8 54 (1.53%) Visualisation
8 54 (1.53%) Data Structures
9 53 (1.50%) Statistics
10 46 (1.30%) Mathematics
11 45 (1.27%) N-Tier
11 45 (1.27%) Hedge funds
12 41 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
12 41 (1.16%) Blackberry
13 40 (1.13%) Client/Server
14 32 (0.91%) Mobile App
14 32 (0.91%) Social Media
15 31 (0.88%) NHS
16 29 (0.82%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 1053 (29.80%) Windows
2 435 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 379 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 197 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 178 (5.04%) Linux
6 119 (3.37%) Windows 7
7 77 (2.18%) UNIX
8 56 (1.59%) Windows 8
9 53 (1.50%) Windows XP
10 41 (1.16%) Android
11 36 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 34 (0.96%) Apple iOS
13 22 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
14 19 (0.54%) Solaris
15 17 (0.48%) CentOS
16 12 (0.34%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.31%) Windows Phone
17 11 (0.31%) Windows Vista
17 11 (0.31%) Windows NT
18 9 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 907 (25.67%) MVC
2 904 (25.59%) Agile Software Development
3 803 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
4 452 (12.79%) Performance Tuning
5 428 (12.11%) ETL
6 395 (11.18%) TDD
7 322 (9.11%) Scrum
8 250 (7.08%) OO
9 211 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
10 207 (5.86%) Software Engineering
11 201 (5.69%) Web Development
12 186 (5.26%) Migration
13 185 (5.24%) ITIL
13 185 (5.24%) Mentoring
14 174 (4.92%) BDD
15 169 (4.78%) Unit Testing
16 149 (4.22%) CRM
17 143 (4.05%) SOA
18 137 (3.88%) Project Management
19 125 (3.54%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2258 (63.91%) SQL
2 1495 (42.32%) C#
3 1202 (34.02%) T-SQL
4 921 (26.07%) JavaScript
5 274 (7.76%) VB.NET
6 202 (5.72%) PowerShell
7 123 (3.48%) Java
8 90 (2.55%) PL/SQL
9 88 (2.49%) VB
10 66 (1.87%) VBA
11 56 (1.59%) PHP
12 45 (1.27%) C++
13 40 (1.13%) VB6
14 32 (0.91%) VBScript
15 31 (0.88%) C
16 28 (0.79%) Shell Script
17 23 (0.65%) Perl
18 20 (0.57%) Ruby
19 14 (0.40%) Python
20 11 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 417 (11.80%) Degree
2 324 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 101 (2.86%) MCITP
4 65 (1.84%) MCSE
5 56 (1.59%) MCSA
6 46 (1.30%) MCDBA
7 38 (1.08%) MCTS
8 37 (1.05%) MCP
9 36 (1.02%) Security Cleared
10 34 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (0.82%) CCNA
12 27 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (0.51%) SC Cleared
14 13 (0.37%) ISEB
15 12 (0.34%) MCSD
15 12 (0.34%) PhD
16 11 (0.31%) ISTQB
17 10 (0.28%) PMP
17 10 (0.28%) PMI Certification
17 10 (0.28%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (2.43%) QA
2 55 (1.56%) SLA
3 18 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.057%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.028%) TickIT
8 1 (0.028%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.028%) HL7
8 1 (0.028%) DICOM
8 1 (0.028%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.028%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.028%) COBIT
System Software
1 283 (8.01%) Active Directory
2 240 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (3.65%) Hyper-V
4 102 (2.89%) vSphere
5 89 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
6 58 (1.64%) XenApp
7 48 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
8 30 (0.85%) VMware ESX
9 25 (0.71%) Terminal Services
10 23 (0.65%) XenDesktop
11 22 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 13 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.23%) VMware Server
13 8 (0.23%) XenServer
14 6 (0.17%) ISA Server
15 5 (0.14%) UAG
16 4 (0.11%) Docker
16 4 (0.11%) Samba
16 4 (0.11%) Terminal Server
17 3 (0.085%) NFS
Systems Management
1 106 (3.00%) SCCM
2 95 (2.69%) SCOM
3 28 (0.79%) SCOrch
4 26 (0.74%) Data Guard
4 26 (0.74%) NetBackup
5 23 (0.65%) Backup Exec
5 23 (0.65%) SCVMM
6 21 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
6 21 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
7 17 (0.48%) WSUS
8 11 (0.31%) OpenAM
8 11 (0.31%) Puppet
9 10 (0.28%) ARCserve
10 9 (0.25%) SCSM
11 8 (0.23%) SCDPM
11 8 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 7 (0.20%) Foglight
12 7 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.14%) Ionix
13 5 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1531 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 381 (10.78%) VMware
3 353 (9.99%) Oracle
4 156 (4.42%) Citrix
5 111 (3.14%) Cisco
6 68 (1.92%) Business Objects
6 68 (1.92%) HP
7 66 (1.87%) SAP
8 65 (1.84%) NetApp
9 62 (1.75%) Cognos
9 62 (1.75%) Google
10 57 (1.61%) Facebook
11 54 (1.53%) Telerik
12 52 (1.47%) Tableau
13 51 (1.44%) Symantec
14 50 (1.42%) Dell
15 48 (1.36%) Red Hat
16 42 (1.19%) Apple
17 40 (1.13%) Sybase
18 33 (0.93%) Informatica
Slough, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 52k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 10 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £42000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £47,000 per annum Depending on level of experience
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + great bonuses and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Northwood
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus and Pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Staffordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago