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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 178 185 664
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +479
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 1858 1604 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.63% 1.51% 0.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.33% 4.77% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1693 1517 253
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +7.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%

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
34828 33629 36603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.49% 31.59% 31.08%
Number of salaries quoted 29294 29052 32220
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 £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 15 September 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 15 September 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 +8 1766 £42,500 - 195
London +6 714 £52,500 +5.00% 67
South East +19 370 £44,000 +10.00% 37
North West +12 179 £40,000 +6.66% 25
City of London +112 175 £50,000 -4.76% 22
Yorkshire 0 119 £40,000 +14.28% 18
East of England -8 104 £42,500 -5.55% 14
West Midlands +24 103 £37,500 -6.25% 9
East Midlands +1 82 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Surrey +2 74 £45,000 +12.50% 8
South West -14 74 £37,500 - 16
West Yorkshire -17 74 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Cheshire +6 70 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Manchester +3 66 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Berkshire +6 65 £40,000 - 5
Leeds -13 58 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Buckinghamshire +44 55 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Hampshire -13 47 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Hertfordshire +20 46 £45,000 - 3
Oxfordshire -10 46 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Wales +29 41 £39,500 +12.85% 5
South Wales +28 37 £40,000 +11.11% 3
Reading +20 36 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East Sussex +12 36 £50,000 +17.64% 3
Lancashire +7 34 £40,000 +1.91% 2
Brighton +8 31 £50,000 - 2
Basingstoke +19 30 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Warwickshire +32 29 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Cardiff +17 29 £38,750 -6.06% 1
Bristol -3 29 £42,500 +17.24% 6

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 4410 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2653 (60.16%) .NET
3 2481 (56.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2464 (55.87%) C#
5 2276 (51.61%) SQL
6 1988 (45.08%) ASP.NET
7 1739 (39.43%) MVC
8 1721 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
9 1715 (38.89%) Microsoft
10 1512 (34.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1385 (31.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1365 (30.95%) T-SQL
13 1275 (28.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1201 (27.23%) WCF
15 1146 (25.99%) TDD
16 1042 (23.63%) HTML
17 1038 (23.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 980 (22.22%) JavaScript
19 972 (22.04%) Windows
20 946 (21.45%) Business Intelligence
21 921 (20.88%) SQL Server 2005
22 910 (20.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 879 (19.93%) CSS
24 875 (19.84%) .NET Framework
25 862 (19.55%) MS Excel
26 851 (19.30%) Scrum
27 829 (18.80%) jQuery
28 784 (17.78%) Web Application Development
29 745 (16.89%) Data Warehouse
30 727 (16.49%) Finance

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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
1 465 (10.54%) SharePoint
2 268 (6.08%) Node.js
3 228 (5.17%) IIS
4 221 (5.01%) SharePoint 2013
5 161 (3.65%) MS Exchange
6 137 (3.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 114 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 106 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 95 (2.15%) CMS
10 89 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
11 77 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
12 75 (1.70%) Apache
13 61 (1.38%) Tomcat
14 60 (1.36%) Lync
15 52 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
16 40 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
17 38 (0.86%) Umbraco
18 30 (0.68%) WordPress
19 29 (0.66%) NServiceBus
20 22 (0.50%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 862 (19.55%) MS Excel
2 118 (2.68%) MS Office
3 55 (1.25%) PowerPivot
4 22 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.32%) InfoPath
5 14 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.18%) MS Project
7 4 (0.091%) SPSS
7 4 (0.091%) FastStats
8 2 (0.045%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.045%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.023%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.023%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 72 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 17 (0.39%) Sophis RISQUE
4 16 (0.36%) Google Analytics
5 13 (0.29%) SAP Business One
5 13 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 12 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 11 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
8 10 (0.23%) Agresso
9 9 (0.20%) WebTrends
10 8 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
12 3 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 2 (0.045%) Maximo
13 2 (0.045%) Cognos Controller
14 1 (0.023%) SAP BPC
14 1 (0.023%) Sage 50
14 1 (0.023%) Endur
14 1 (0.023%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 173 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (1.18%) SaaS
4 26 (0.59%) Office 365
5 22 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (0.48%) Amazon S3
7 17 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (0.16%) IaaS
10 6 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.11%) Force.com
12 4 (0.091%) GitHub
13 3 (0.068%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.023%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 286 (6.49%) Internet
2 114 (2.59%) SAN
3 99 (2.24%) Firewall
4 88 (2.00%) DNS
5 84 (1.90%) TCP/IP
6 66 (1.50%) DHCP
7 49 (1.11%) LAN
7 49 (1.11%) WAN
8 43 (0.98%) VPN
9 40 (0.91%) Intranet
10 39 (0.88%) HTTP
11 32 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
12 25 (0.57%) NAS
12 25 (0.57%) SSL
13 20 (0.45%) SNMP
13 20 (0.45%) iSCSI
14 16 (0.36%) Fibre Channel
15 15 (0.34%) Extranet
15 15 (0.34%) Broadband
16 14 (0.32%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4410 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2481 (56.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1385 (31.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1275 (28.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 921 (20.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 910 (20.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 745 (16.89%) Data Warehouse
8 350 (7.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 268 (6.08%) Relational Database
10 264 (5.99%) NoSQL
11 226 (5.12%) OLAP
12 164 (3.72%) MySQL
13 150 (3.40%) Oracle Database
14 120 (2.72%) SQL Server 2000
15 95 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
16 93 (2.11%) Big Data
17 78 (1.77%) RDBMS
18 75 (1.70%) OLTP
19 67 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
20 66 (1.50%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 529 (12.00%) NUnit
2 525 (11.90%) Visual Studio
3 432 (9.80%) Rhino Mocks
4 357 (8.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 288 (6.53%) Git (software)
6 267 (6.05%) Moq
7 231 (5.24%) Subversion
8 78 (1.77%) TeamCity
9 68 (1.54%) ReSharper
10 67 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 48 (1.09%) MSTest
11 48 (1.09%) SpecFlow
12 32 (0.73%) NCrunch
13 29 (0.66%) Jasmine
14 18 (0.41%) Cucumber
15 16 (0.36%) CruiseControl
16 15 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
17 14 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 14 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
18 10 (0.23%) Selenium
General
1 727 (16.49%) Finance
2 273 (6.19%) Games
3 168 (3.81%) Banking
4 150 (3.40%) Marketing
5 149 (3.38%) Retail
6 121 (2.74%) Advertising
7 68 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 63 (1.43%) Investment Banking
9 51 (1.16%) Legal
10 44 (1.00%) Music Industry
11 43 (0.98%) Law
12 39 (0.88%) Front Office
13 38 (0.86%) Manufacturing
14 22 (0.50%) Back Office
15 19 (0.43%) Financial Institution
16 14 (0.32%) Automotive
17 9 (0.20%) Publishing
18 8 (0.18%) Military
18 8 (0.18%) Electronics
19 5 (0.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3069 (69.59%) Developer
2 1412 (32.02%) .NET Developer
3 757 (17.17%) C# Developer
4 591 (13.40%) DBA
5 567 (12.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 460 (10.43%) SQL DBA
7 457 (10.36%) SQL Developer
8 375 (8.50%) Senior Developer
9 333 (7.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 295 (6.69%) SQL Server DBA
11 289 (6.55%) Administrator
12 263 (5.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 247 (5.60%) Software Developer
14 240 (5.44%) Analyst
15 237 (5.37%) ASP.NET Developer
16 233 (5.28%) SQL Server Developer
17 172 (3.90%) Web Developer
18 168 (3.81%) Senior .NET Developer
19 145 (3.29%) Consultant
20 136 (3.08%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2653 (60.16%) .NET
2 1988 (45.08%) ASP.NET
3 1512 (34.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1201 (27.23%) WCF
5 1042 (23.63%) HTML
6 1038 (23.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 879 (19.93%) CSS
8 875 (19.84%) .NET Framework
9 829 (18.80%) jQuery
10 560 (12.70%) Web Services
11 526 (11.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 524 (11.88%) XML
13 508 (11.52%) Razor View Engine
14 475 (10.77%) Ajax
15 473 (10.73%) LINQ
16 457 (10.36%) NHibernate
17 389 (8.82%) WPF
18 380 (8.62%) HTML5
19 365 (8.28%) ASP.NET Web API
20 293 (6.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 283 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 263 (5.96%) Clustering
3 253 (5.74%) Replication
4 173 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 166 (3.76%) Mobile App
6 150 (3.40%) Tandem
7 146 (3.31%) Social Media
8 131 (2.97%) BBC
9 128 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
10 114 (2.59%) iPhone
11 102 (2.31%) Social Network
12 82 (1.86%) Mathematics
13 80 (1.81%) Open Source
14 72 (1.63%) Management Information System
15 68 (1.54%) Client/Server
16 58 (1.32%) Data Integration
17 54 (1.22%) Hedge funds
18 47 (1.07%) Visualisation
19 46 (1.04%) User Experience
20 42 (0.95%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 972 (22.04%) Windows
2 387 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 304 (6.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 186 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 161 (3.65%) Android
6 140 (3.17%) Linux
7 114 (2.59%) Windows 7
8 91 (2.06%) Windows 8
9 59 (1.34%) Windows XP
10 49 (1.11%) Apple iOS
11 36 (0.82%) Windows Phone
11 36 (0.82%) UNIX
12 21 (0.48%) CentOS
13 19 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.29%) Windows Vista
15 10 (0.23%) Solaris
16 6 (0.14%) HPUX
17 5 (0.11%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.11%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1739 (39.43%) MVC
2 1721 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
3 1146 (25.99%) TDD
4 946 (21.45%) Business Intelligence
5 851 (19.30%) Scrum
6 784 (17.78%) Web Application Development
7 580 (13.15%) BDD
8 473 (10.73%) OO
9 451 (10.23%) ETL
10 433 (9.82%) Performance Tuning
11 300 (6.80%) Kanban
12 285 (6.46%) E-Commerce
12 285 (6.46%) Dependency Injection
13 276 (6.26%) Web Development
14 259 (5.87%) Domain-Driven Design
15 257 (5.83%) Unit Testing
16 252 (5.71%) Software Engineering
17 225 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
18 222 (5.03%) Data Modelling
19 159 (3.61%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2464 (55.87%) C#
2 2276 (51.61%) SQL
3 1365 (30.95%) T-SQL
4 980 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 356 (8.07%) VB.NET
6 186 (4.22%) Java
7 169 (3.83%) VB
8 160 (3.63%) Ruby
9 120 (2.72%) PowerShell
10 85 (1.93%) C++
11 74 (1.68%) PL/SQL
12 69 (1.56%) PHP
13 45 (1.02%) VBA
14 38 (0.86%) C
15 33 (0.75%) VB6
16 21 (0.48%) VBScript
17 20 (0.45%) Perl
18 19 (0.43%) Python
19 18 (0.41%) XPath
20 15 (0.34%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 561 (12.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 423 (9.59%) Degree
3 325 (7.37%) MCTS
4 316 (7.17%) MCP
5 286 (6.49%) MCSD
6 269 (6.10%) MCAD
7 105 (2.38%) MCSE
8 75 (1.70%) MCITP
9 38 (0.86%) MCSA
10 32 (0.73%) MCDBA
11 31 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 28 (0.63%) Security Cleared
13 24 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (0.50%) CCNA
15 19 (0.43%) ISEB
16 11 (0.25%) OCP
16 11 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
17 10 (0.23%) PMI Certification
17 10 (0.23%) ISTQB
17 10 (0.23%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (1.84%) QA
2 47 (1.07%) SLA
3 15 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.091%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.023%) BS7799
7 1 (0.023%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 220 (4.99%) Active Directory
2 151 (3.42%) Hyper-V
3 137 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (1.45%) vSphere
5 48 (1.09%) XenApp
6 43 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (0.66%) VMware ESX
8 25 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
9 22 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
9 22 (0.50%) Terminal Server
10 10 (0.23%) Terminal Services
10 10 (0.23%) XenServer
11 8 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (0.14%) VMware Server
12 6 (0.14%) vCloud
13 5 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.091%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.068%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.068%) UAG
Systems Management
1 72 (1.63%) SCCM
2 41 (0.93%) SCOM
3 30 (0.68%) Puppet
4 29 (0.66%) WSUS
5 21 (0.48%) Backup Exec
6 20 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.25%) Data Guard
8 10 (0.23%) Nagios
9 8 (0.18%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.18%) OpenView
10 7 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.16%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.14%) OpenNMS
12 5 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 5 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (0.11%) SCDPM
12 5 (0.11%) Dollar Universe
13 4 (0.091%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.091%) HAProxy
13 4 (0.091%) logstash
Vendors
1 1715 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 325 (7.37%) Oracle
3 287 (6.51%) Google
4 237 (5.37%) Facebook
5 210 (4.76%) VMware
6 142 (3.22%) Sony
7 133 (3.02%) Apple
8 128 (2.90%) Yahoo!
9 90 (2.04%) Citrix
10 79 (1.79%) Cognos
11 77 (1.75%) SAP
11 77 (1.75%) Dell
12 76 (1.72%) Cisco
13 75 (1.70%) HP
14 66 (1.50%) IBM
15 60 (1.36%) Red Gate
15 60 (1.36%) Tableau
16 53 (1.20%) Telerik
17 50 (1.13%) Business Objects
18 43 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
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