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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 186 145 581
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +436
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 1782 2241 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 2.03% 0.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.26% 6.29% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1555 2038 295
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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
33865 35654 34985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.72% 32.22% 31.73%
Number of salaries quoted 28849 30674 30955
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £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 21 November 2014 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 21 November 2014. 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 -46 1698 £44,000 +6.66% 234
London -34 700 £51,000 -2.85% 74
South East -62 298 £45,000 +12.50% 28
City of London +22 186 £51,000 -2.85% 33
North West -23 169 £37,500 - 29
Yorkshire -6 167 £40,000 +11.11% 29
West Yorkshire +1 120 £37,500 +5.63% 16
West Midlands +5 119 £37,500 +1.35% 17
South West -39 88 £39,750 +1.92% 16
Manchester -18 86 £37,500 +7.14% 18
Leeds -7 74 £35,000 +7.69% 9
East of England -40 73 £41,000 -8.88% 21
East Midlands -50 73 £42,500 +13.33% 16
Buckinghamshire +49 59 £45,000 - 2
Berkshire -31 55 £44,000 +17.33% 9
Surrey +8 54 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Cheshire -15 46 £37,500 - 6
East Sussex +29 40 £50,000 +42.85% 3
Nottinghamshire +8 39 £31,500 -21.25% 10
Birmingham -19 39 £37,500 +1.35% 6
Brighton - 39 £50,000 - 1
Wales +20 35 £35,000 +2.94% 2
South Wales +33 34 £35,000 -9.09% 2
Nottingham -5 33 £30,000 -25.00% 10
Bristol 0 31 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Scotland -14 30 £40,000 - 6
Hampshire -37 30 £39,000 +11.42% 10
Hertfordshire -17 28 £46,500 -2.10% 7
Warwickshire +11 27 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Wiltshire +12 26 £32,500 -22.94% 2

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 3879 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2357 (60.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2320 (59.81%) SQL
4 2098 (54.09%) .NET
5 1918 (49.45%) C#
6 1593 (41.07%) Microsoft
7 1535 (39.57%) ASP.NET
8 1369 (35.29%) T-SQL
9 1347 (34.73%) Agile Software Development
10 1312 (33.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1299 (33.49%) MVC
12 1209 (31.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1028 (26.50%) ASP.NET MVC
14 944 (24.34%) Windows
15 933 (24.05%) HTML
16 922 (23.77%) JavaScript
17 897 (23.12%) Business Intelligence
18 883 (22.76%) MS Excel
19 870 (22.43%) SQL Server 2005
20 852 (21.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 814 (20.98%) CSS
22 807 (20.80%) .NET Framework
23 795 (20.49%) jQuery
24 794 (20.47%) Data Warehouse
25 722 (18.61%) WCF
26 653 (16.83%) TDD
27 644 (16.60%) Finance
28 545 (14.05%) Scrum
29 520 (13.41%) ETL
30 509 (13.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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
1 492 (12.68%) SharePoint
2 239 (6.16%) IIS
3 215 (5.54%) SharePoint 2013
4 157 (4.05%) MS Exchange
5 148 (3.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 122 (3.15%) Node.js
7 101 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 96 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 95 (2.45%) CMS
10 74 (1.91%) Apache
11 66 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
12 61 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
13 55 (1.42%) Lync
14 50 (1.29%) Tomcat
15 47 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
16 40 (1.03%) Umbraco
17 34 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
17 34 (0.88%) SAS
18 25 (0.64%) NServiceBus
19 23 (0.59%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 883 (22.76%) MS Excel
2 159 (4.10%) MS Office
3 62 (1.60%) PowerPivot
4 23 (0.59%) InfoPath
5 19 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (0.36%) MS Project
7 8 (0.21%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.18%) SPSS
9 3 (0.077%) FastStats
10 2 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.052%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.026%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.026%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 75 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 21 (0.54%) Sophis RISQUE
4 20 (0.52%) Agresso
5 11 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (0.23%) SAP Business One
6 9 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.23%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 4 (0.10%) WebTrends
9 4 (0.10%) Sage 50
9 4 (0.10%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.077%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.077%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.077%) Cognos Controller
11 2 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.052%) Cognos TM1
11 2 (0.052%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 1 (0.026%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 211 (5.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (1.21%) SaaS
3 31 (0.80%) Office 365
4 27 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (0.28%) Amazon S3
6 9 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
7 7 (0.18%) IaaS
8 5 (0.13%) GitHub
9 4 (0.10%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.077%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.077%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.052%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.052%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 146 (3.76%) Internet
2 133 (3.43%) SAN
3 101 (2.60%) TCP/IP
4 99 (2.55%) Firewall
5 89 (2.29%) DNS
6 67 (1.73%) HTTP
7 66 (1.70%) Intranet
8 64 (1.65%) WAN
9 60 (1.55%) DHCP
10 55 (1.42%) VPN
11 50 (1.29%) LAN
12 32 (0.82%) SSL
12 32 (0.82%) Extranet
13 30 (0.77%) NAS
14 24 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (0.59%) iSCSI
16 22 (0.57%) FTP
17 19 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (0.44%) MPLS
19 15 (0.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3879 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2357 (60.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1312 (33.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1209 (31.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 870 (22.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 852 (21.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 794 (20.47%) Data Warehouse
8 317 (8.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 291 (7.50%) Relational Database
10 234 (6.03%) OLAP
11 163 (4.20%) Oracle Database
12 153 (3.94%) MySQL
13 142 (3.66%) NoSQL
14 132 (3.40%) SQL Server 2000
15 126 (3.25%) OLAP Cube
16 92 (2.37%) OLTP
17 87 (2.24%) Oracle Database 10g
18 75 (1.93%) Crystal Reports
19 74 (1.91%) RDBMS
19 74 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 504 (12.99%) Visual Studio
2 365 (9.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 273 (7.04%) NUnit
4 193 (4.98%) Git (software)
5 160 (4.12%) Rhino Mocks
6 137 (3.53%) Subversion
7 115 (2.96%) Moq
8 76 (1.96%) TeamCity
8 76 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 72 (1.86%) ReSharper
10 58 (1.50%) SpecFlow
11 34 (0.88%) MSTest
12 24 (0.62%) NCrunch
13 22 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 20 (0.52%) Cucumber
15 19 (0.49%) Jasmine
15 19 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
16 18 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
17 17 (0.44%) Selenium
18 16 (0.41%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 644 (16.60%) Finance
2 173 (4.46%) Retail
3 159 (4.10%) Banking
4 150 (3.87%) Marketing
5 129 (3.33%) Games
6 91 (2.35%) Advertising
7 70 (1.80%) Telecoms
8 56 (1.44%) Legal
9 44 (1.13%) Investment Banking
10 39 (1.01%) Law
11 35 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 29 (0.75%) Back Office
13 26 (0.67%) Front Office
14 21 (0.54%) Music Industry
15 20 (0.52%) Automotive
16 15 (0.39%) Billing
17 11 (0.28%) Electronics
18 10 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
19 9 (0.23%) Publishing
20 8 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 2436 (62.80%) Developer
2 911 (23.49%) .NET Developer
3 661 (17.04%) C# Developer
4 580 (14.95%) DBA
5 516 (13.30%) C# .NET Developer
6 457 (11.78%) SQL Developer
7 444 (11.45%) SQL DBA
8 363 (9.36%) Senior Developer
9 299 (7.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 284 (7.32%) Analyst
11 276 (7.12%) Administrator
12 267 (6.88%) SQL Server DBA
13 258 (6.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 215 (5.54%) Software Developer
15 200 (5.16%) SQL Server Developer
16 195 (5.03%) ASP.NET Developer
17 171 (4.41%) Web Developer
18 140 (3.61%) Senior .NET Developer
19 136 (3.51%) Consultant
20 132 (3.40%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2098 (54.09%) .NET
2 1535 (39.57%) ASP.NET
3 1028 (26.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 933 (24.05%) HTML
5 814 (20.98%) CSS
6 807 (20.80%) .NET Framework
7 795 (20.49%) jQuery
8 722 (18.61%) WCF
9 509 (13.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 478 (12.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 468 (12.06%) XML
12 446 (11.50%) Web Services
13 378 (9.74%) Ajax
14 332 (8.56%) LINQ
15 297 (7.66%) HTML5
16 280 (7.22%) WPF
17 263 (6.78%) Razor View Engine
18 208 (5.36%) SOAP
19 206 (5.31%) ASP.NET Web API
20 185 (4.77%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 330 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 281 (7.24%) Clustering
3 244 (6.29%) Replication
4 140 (3.61%) Computer Science
5 108 (2.78%) Social Media
6 105 (2.71%) Mobile App
7 93 (2.40%) BBC
8 82 (2.11%) Management Information System
9 77 (1.99%) Visualisation
10 76 (1.96%) Data Integration
11 74 (1.91%) Data Structures
12 60 (1.55%) Open Source
13 59 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
13 59 (1.52%) iPhone
13 59 (1.52%) Mathematics
14 58 (1.50%) Tandem
14 58 (1.50%) Hedge funds
15 54 (1.39%) User Experience
15 54 (1.39%) N-Tier
16 45 (1.16%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 944 (24.34%) Windows
2 388 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 333 (8.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 188 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 143 (3.69%) Linux
6 126 (3.25%) Windows 7
7 87 (2.24%) Android
8 79 (2.04%) Windows 8
9 48 (1.24%) Windows XP
10 33 (0.85%) Apple iOS
11 28 (0.72%) UNIX
12 27 (0.70%) CentOS
13 24 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (0.49%) Windows Phone
15 14 (0.36%) Windows Vista
16 12 (0.31%) Solaris
17 9 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
18 8 (0.21%) Windows NT
19 7 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
20 6 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1347 (34.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1299 (33.49%) MVC
3 897 (23.12%) Business Intelligence
4 653 (16.83%) TDD
5 545 (14.05%) Scrum
6 520 (13.41%) ETL
7 429 (11.06%) Performance Tuning
8 327 (8.43%) OO
9 316 (8.15%) Web Application Development
10 296 (7.63%) BDD
11 288 (7.42%) Web Development
12 246 (6.34%) Unit Testing
13 238 (6.14%) Software Engineering
14 207 (5.34%) Data Modelling
15 202 (5.21%) E-Commerce
16 198 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
17 179 (4.61%) Dependency Injection
18 178 (4.59%) Mentoring
19 157 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
20 152 (3.92%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2320 (59.81%) SQL
2 1918 (49.45%) C#
3 1369 (35.29%) T-SQL
4 922 (23.77%) JavaScript
5 292 (7.53%) VB.NET
6 162 (4.18%) Java
7 124 (3.20%) PowerShell
8 106 (2.73%) VB
9 75 (1.93%) PL/SQL
10 67 (1.73%) VBA
11 66 (1.70%) PHP
11 66 (1.70%) Ruby
12 54 (1.39%) C++
13 35 (0.90%) VB6
14 29 (0.75%) C
15 27 (0.70%) XPath
16 18 (0.46%) VBScript
16 18 (0.46%) Python
17 13 (0.34%) Perl
18 9 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 415 (10.70%) Degree
2 352 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 131 (3.38%) MCTS
4 125 (3.22%) MCP
5 112 (2.89%) MCSD
6 96 (2.47%) MCAD
7 69 (1.78%) MCSE
8 63 (1.62%) MCITP
9 39 (1.01%) Security Cleared
10 33 (0.85%) MCSA
11 29 (0.75%) MCDBA
12 19 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (0.41%) CCNA
14 16 (0.41%) ISEB
15 15 (0.39%) PMI Certification
16 13 (0.34%) SC Cleared
16 13 (0.34%) VCAP
17 12 (0.31%) ISTQB
18 10 (0.26%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (1.91%) QA
2 59 (1.52%) SLA
3 13 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.052%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.026%) BS7799
7 1 (0.026%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.026%) HL7
7 1 (0.026%) DICOM
System Software
1 214 (5.52%) Active Directory
2 159 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (3.82%) Hyper-V
4 59 (1.52%) vSphere
5 50 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (0.90%) XenApp
7 32 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
8 30 (0.77%) VMware ESX
9 17 (0.44%) Terminal Services
10 13 (0.34%) Terminal Server
11 12 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
13 9 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.21%) XenServer
15 6 (0.15%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.15%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.052%) vCloud
16 2 (0.052%) VirtualBox
16 2 (0.052%) Forefront TMG
16 2 (0.052%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 75 (1.93%) SCCM
2 43 (1.11%) SCOM
3 29 (0.75%) WSUS
4 23 (0.59%) Backup Exec
5 18 (0.46%) SCOrch
6 15 (0.39%) Puppet
6 15 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
7 14 (0.36%) NetBackup
7 14 (0.36%) SCDPM
8 11 (0.28%) SCVMM
8 11 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.18%) Data Guard
9 7 (0.18%) Foglight
9 7 (0.18%) ARCserve
10 6 (0.15%) SCSM
11 5 (0.13%) Nagios
11 5 (0.13%) Dollar Universe
11 5 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (0.077%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1593 (41.07%) Microsoft
2 383 (9.87%) Oracle
3 244 (6.29%) VMware
4 187 (4.82%) Google
5 160 (4.12%) Facebook
6 100 (2.58%) Sony
7 99 (2.55%) Citrix
8 93 (2.40%) Apple
9 88 (2.27%) Yahoo!
10 86 (2.22%) Cisco
11 81 (2.09%) HP
11 81 (2.09%) Cognos
12 80 (2.06%) Dell
13 75 (1.93%) SAP
14 65 (1.68%) Telerik
15 55 (1.42%) IBM
16 51 (1.31%) Business Objects
17 48 (1.24%) Tableau
18 40 (1.03%) Red Gate
19 32 (0.82%) Symantec
Warwickshire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £40,000 per annum + Superb Bens
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £37000 - £39000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Atos
Posted: Yesterday
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + full benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £72000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Connectus
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago