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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 201 159 211
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +52
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 1701 2140 1493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 1.83% 1.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.04% 5.89% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1498 1948 1412
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £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
33723 36330 34116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.85% 31.05% 31.41%
Number of salaries quoted 28448 31036 29378
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 £72,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -47 1629 £45,000 - 235
London -45 611 £52,500 - 73
South East -17 356 £43,000 -4.44% 47
City of London +28 155 £55,000 +4.76% 31
North West -11 144 £42,500 +6.25% 29
Yorkshire -21 140 £42,500 +6.91% 26
East of England +27 137 £45,000 +4.65% 13
West Yorkshire +5 119 £45,000 +12.50% 21
Leeds +4 99 £45,000 +12.50% 15
South West +4 86 £37,500 - 20
Surrey +2 83 £42,500 -10.52% 8
Hampshire +25 79 £45,000 +12.50% 10
East Midlands -28 79 £40,000 - 10
Berkshire +8 71 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Manchester +7 70 £47,500 +18.75% 13
West Midlands -20 64 £40,000 +6.66% 14
Hertfordshire +6 54 £45,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire +16 47 £42,500 +3.03% 5
Nottingham +22 46 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Bedfordshire +28 43 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Cheshire -18 40 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Reading -17 35 £40,000 -15.78% 4
Buckinghamshire -33 34 £44,250 +4.11% 4
East Sussex +29 33 £42,000 +1.81% 7
West Sussex +4 32 £41,250 +3.12% 2
Wiltshire +15 28 £32,500 -22.15%
Warrington +8 27 £35,000 -36.36% 2
Farnborough -4 26 £50,000 +53.84%
Egham - 26 £45,000 - 1
Milton Keynes +2 22 £38,500 -11.49% 1

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 3555 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2345 (65.96%) SQL
3 2197 (61.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 1576 (44.33%) .NET
5 1464 (41.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1413 (39.75%) T-SQL
7 1394 (39.21%) C#
8 1389 (39.07%) Microsoft
9 1285 (36.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1060 (29.82%) ASP.NET
11 1047 (29.45%) Windows
12 913 (25.68%) Business Intelligence
13 877 (24.67%) JavaScript
14 868 (24.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 863 (24.28%) SQL Server 2005
16 859 (24.16%) Agile Software Development
17 849 (23.88%) HTML
18 822 (23.12%) MVC
19 802 (22.56%) MS Excel
20 744 (20.93%) Data Warehouse
21 739 (20.79%) CSS
22 727 (20.45%) Finance
23 658 (18.51%) jQuery
24 534 (15.02%) Performance Tuning
25 526 (14.80%) ASP.NET MVC
26 492 (13.84%) Web Services
27 469 (13.19%) .NET Framework
28 449 (12.63%) ETL
29 440 (12.38%) Visual Studio
30 437 (12.29%) Replication

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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
1 371 (10.44%) SharePoint
2 330 (9.28%) IIS
3 207 (5.82%) MS Exchange
4 165 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 122 (3.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 99 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 81 (2.28%) Lync
8 79 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 51 (1.43%) CMS
10 47 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
11 43 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
11 43 (1.21%) Tomcat
12 32 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
13 31 (0.87%) Apache
14 24 (0.68%) Node.js
14 24 (0.68%) NServiceBus
15 23 (0.65%) JBoss
15 23 (0.65%) SAS
16 22 (0.62%) WebSphere
17 19 (0.53%) Zimbra
Applications
1 802 (22.56%) MS Excel
2 133 (3.74%) MS Office
3 38 (1.07%) PowerPivot
4 18 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.37%) InfoPath
5 13 (0.37%) FastStats
6 12 (0.34%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.23%) SPSS
8 4 (0.11%) MS Project
9 3 (0.084%) ProjectWise
10 2 (0.056%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.056%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.056%) Stata
Business Applications
1 49 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.37%) SAP Business One
4 11 (0.31%) Changepoint
5 8 (0.23%) Maximo
6 6 (0.17%) Sophis RISQUE
7 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.11%) CA PPM
8 3 (0.084%) Primavera
9 2 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.056%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.056%) Advent Geneva
9 2 (0.056%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.028%) Sage ERP X3
10 1 (0.028%) Magento
10 1 (0.028%) SAP GTS
10 1 (0.028%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.028%) Endur
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 192 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 151 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
3 79 (2.22%) SaaS
4 50 (1.41%) Office 365
5 13 (0.37%) Mimecast
6 11 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
7 10 (0.28%) GitHub
7 10 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.25%) Amazon S3
8 9 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.084%) IaaS
10 2 (0.056%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.056%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.056%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.028%) Route 53
11 1 (0.028%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 161 (4.53%) DNS
2 150 (4.22%) SAN
3 125 (3.52%) Firewall
4 113 (3.18%) DHCP
5 107 (3.01%) Internet
6 92 (2.59%) VPN
7 84 (2.36%) TCP/IP
8 76 (2.14%) LAN
9 72 (2.03%) WAN
10 54 (1.52%) VLAN
11 40 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
12 33 (0.93%) NAS
13 29 (0.82%) Fibre Channel
14 28 (0.79%) VoIP
15 25 (0.70%) HTTP
16 24 (0.68%) FTP
17 23 (0.65%) Intranet
18 22 (0.62%) iSCSI
19 21 (0.59%) Skype
20 19 (0.53%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3555 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2197 (61.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 1464 (41.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1285 (36.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 868 (24.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 863 (24.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 744 (20.93%) Data Warehouse
8 332 (9.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 171 (4.81%) Relational Database
10 157 (4.42%) SQL Server 2000
11 130 (3.66%) Oracle Database
12 119 (3.35%) MySQL
13 118 (3.32%) OLAP
13 118 (3.32%) Big Data
14 110 (3.09%) NoSQL
15 96 (2.70%) DTS
16 77 (2.17%) RDBMS
16 77 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
17 64 (1.80%) QlikView
18 56 (1.58%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 440 (12.38%) Visual Studio
2 284 (7.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 90 (2.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 83 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 75 (2.11%) NUnit
6 67 (1.88%) Subversion
7 66 (1.86%) TeamCity
8 65 (1.83%) Selenium
9 37 (1.04%) SpecFlow
10 35 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 32 (0.90%) Moq
12 31 (0.87%) Jenkins
12 31 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
13 28 (0.79%) ReSharper
14 27 (0.76%) JIRA
15 26 (0.73%) Talend Open Studio
16 20 (0.56%) NuGet
17 18 (0.51%) Mercurial
18 11 (0.31%) Toad
19 9 (0.25%) ERwin
General
1 727 (20.45%) Finance
2 150 (4.22%) Marketing
3 141 (3.97%) Banking
4 120 (3.38%) Retail
5 57 (1.60%) Games
5 57 (1.60%) Front Office
6 56 (1.58%) Legal
7 50 (1.41%) Advertising
8 46 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 44 (1.24%) Publishing
10 42 (1.18%) Investment Banking
11 34 (0.96%) Law
12 28 (0.79%) Back Office
13 21 (0.59%) Manufacturing
14 20 (0.56%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.25%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.23%) Automotive
17 7 (0.20%) Music Industry
17 7 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1942 (54.63%) Developer
2 772 (21.72%) DBA
3 680 (19.13%) SQL DBA
4 579 (16.29%) .NET Developer
5 408 (11.48%) SQL Server DBA
6 396 (11.14%) SQL Developer
7 386 (10.86%) C# Developer
8 353 (9.93%) Senior Developer
9 344 (9.68%) Administrator
10 310 (8.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 309 (8.69%) C# .NET Developer
12 291 (8.19%) Analyst
13 227 (6.39%) Software Developer
14 191 (5.37%) SQL Server Developer
15 165 (4.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 142 (3.99%) Senior .NET Developer
17 141 (3.97%) ASP.NET Developer
18 117 (3.29%) Junior
19 111 (3.12%) Web Developer
20 106 (2.98%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1576 (44.33%) .NET
2 1060 (29.82%) ASP.NET
3 849 (23.88%) HTML
4 739 (20.79%) CSS
5 658 (18.51%) jQuery
6 526 (14.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 492 (13.84%) Web Services
8 469 (13.19%) .NET Framework
9 407 (11.45%) XML
10 374 (10.52%) WCF
11 292 (8.21%) Entity Framework
12 247 (6.95%) Ajax
13 245 (6.89%) HTML5
14 207 (5.82%) AngularJS
15 202 (5.68%) ASP.NET Web API
16 162 (4.56%) LINQ
17 157 (4.42%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 153 (4.30%) SOAP
19 151 (4.25%) XSLT
20 149 (4.19%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 437 (12.29%) Replication
2 414 (11.65%) Clustering
3 217 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 104 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 82 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 73 (2.05%) Mobile App
7 59 (1.66%) Visualisation
8 55 (1.55%) iPhone
9 42 (1.18%) Statistics
10 39 (1.10%) Mathematics
11 38 (1.07%) Hedge funds
11 38 (1.07%) Data Centre
12 37 (1.04%) Data Structures
12 37 (1.04%) Data Integration
13 34 (0.96%) Photography
13 34 (0.96%) Client/Server
14 31 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
15 30 (0.84%) Social Network
16 29 (0.82%) EqualLogic
17 28 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1047 (29.45%) Windows
2 365 (10.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 360 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 174 (4.89%) Linux
5 158 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 112 (3.15%) Windows 7
7 76 (2.14%) UNIX
8 72 (2.03%) Android
9 71 (2.00%) Windows XP
10 40 (1.13%) Windows 8
11 25 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 23 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (0.42%) Windows 2000
14 10 (0.28%) Windows NT
14 10 (0.28%) Windows Phone
15 9 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
15 9 (0.25%) Windows Vista
16 8 (0.23%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.23%) Solaris
17 7 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 913 (25.68%) Business Intelligence
2 859 (24.16%) Agile Software Development
3 822 (23.12%) MVC
4 534 (15.02%) Performance Tuning
5 449 (12.63%) ETL
6 341 (9.59%) Scrum
7 270 (7.59%) TDD
8 235 (6.61%) Migration
9 221 (6.22%) OO
9 221 (6.22%) SDLC
10 203 (5.71%) Mentoring
11 187 (5.26%) ITIL
12 176 (4.95%) Software Engineering
13 172 (4.84%) E-Commerce
14 170 (4.78%) Web Development
15 166 (4.67%) Unit Testing
16 125 (3.52%) Analytics
17 116 (3.26%) Continuous Integration
18 114 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
19 109 (3.07%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2345 (65.96%) SQL
2 1413 (39.75%) T-SQL
3 1394 (39.21%) C#
4 877 (24.67%) JavaScript
5 274 (7.71%) PowerShell
6 260 (7.31%) VB.NET
7 112 (3.15%) Java
8 78 (2.19%) VB
9 75 (2.11%) PL/SQL
10 55 (1.55%) PHP
10 55 (1.55%) C++
11 44 (1.24%) Perl
11 44 (1.24%) VB6
12 40 (1.13%) C
13 39 (1.10%) VBScript
13 39 (1.10%) VBA
14 32 (0.90%) Shell Script
15 27 (0.76%) Ruby
16 18 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 18 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 357 (10.04%) Degree
2 285 (8.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 128 (3.60%) MCSE
4 115 (3.23%) MCITP
5 87 (2.45%) MCSA
6 51 (1.43%) MCP
6 51 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (1.35%) CCNA
8 41 (1.15%) MCTS
9 25 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 25 (0.70%) MCDBA
10 24 (0.68%) Security Cleared
11 16 (0.45%) HND
11 16 (0.45%) ISEB
12 14 (0.39%) SC Cleared
13 12 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
14 10 (0.28%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.23%) MCSD
15 8 (0.23%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (3.32%) QA
2 54 (1.52%) SLA
3 21 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.084%) TickIT
9 2 (0.056%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.028%) WCAG
10 1 (0.028%) COBIT
System Software
1 283 (7.96%) Active Directory
2 191 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (3.40%) Hyper-V
4 105 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
5 86 (2.42%) vSphere
6 58 (1.63%) XenApp
7 45 (1.27%) VMware ESX
8 25 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
9 17 (0.48%) Terminal Services
10 14 (0.39%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.31%) ISA Server
12 8 (0.23%) DFS Replication
13 7 (0.20%) UAG
13 7 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.14%) XenServer
14 5 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.14%) HDFS
15 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 4 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 140 (3.94%) SCCM
2 103 (2.90%) SCOM
3 58 (1.63%) Backup Exec
4 37 (1.04%) WSUS
5 19 (0.53%) Data Guard
6 15 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
7 11 (0.31%) SCVMM
8 9 (0.25%) Puppet
9 8 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.17%) Nagios
10 6 (0.17%) SCOrch
11 5 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.14%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.11%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.11%) OpenAM
12 4 (0.11%) Check_MK
12 4 (0.11%) Icinga
13 3 (0.084%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (0.084%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1389 (39.07%) Microsoft
2 336 (9.45%) VMware
3 274 (7.71%) Oracle
4 139 (3.91%) Citrix
5 105 (2.95%) Cisco
6 87 (2.45%) Tableau
7 77 (2.17%) Google
8 75 (2.11%) Facebook
9 60 (1.69%) Sitecore
10 59 (1.66%) Symantec
10 59 (1.66%) SAP
10 59 (1.66%) Cognos
11 53 (1.49%) Dell
12 47 (1.32%) NetApp
13 40 (1.13%) Red Gate
14 38 (1.07%) Twitter
14 38 (1.07%) HP
15 37 (1.04%) IBM
16 36 (1.01%) EMC
17 35 (0.98%) Telerik
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40 - 50k + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Borders
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Staffordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, healthcare, bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits & Working Environment
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
Proactive Appointments
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago