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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 192 136 229
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +93
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 1799 2607 1391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.66% 2.15% 1.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.29% 6.82% 4.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1617 2391 1261
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 £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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
34022 38206 34398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.48% 31.51% 31.57%
Number of salaries quoted 28727 32853 29816
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 £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -48 1734 £45,000 +5.88% 252
London -18 696 £50,000 -4.76% 72
South East -112 260 £45,000 +5.88% 38
City of London +76 175 £50,000 -4.76% 22
North West -38 160 £42,500 +10.38% 34
East of England +25 155 £45,000 +12.50% 22
Yorkshire -9 155 £40,750 +8.66% 20
West Yorkshire +10 118 £40,000 - 16
West Midlands +31 117 £40,000 +14.28% 20
South West -2 95 £40,000 +6.66% 25
Leeds -2 90 £39,500 -1.25% 11
Manchester -27 86 £43,000 +7.50% 18
East Midlands -48 80 £40,000 - 17
Hampshire -2 73 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Berkshire -46 62 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Hertfordshire +12 55 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Warwickshire +18 42 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Surrey -58 40 £45,500 +1.11% 8
Cheshire -13 39 £42,500 +6.25% 6
West Sussex +20 37 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Bedfordshire +7 37 £39,500 -4.24% 6
Leicester +2 37 £43,000 -4.44% 2
Leicestershire -5 37 £43,000 +7.50% 2
Bristol +3 36 £43,500 +12.25% 9
Nottinghamshire +5 35 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Nottingham +9 33 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Reading -16 33 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Warrington +15 27 £42,500 -22.72% 2
Cambridgeshire +14 27 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Farnborough +5 24 £50,000 +5.26% 2

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 3514 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2257 (64.23%) SQL
3 2219 (63.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 1679 (47.78%) .NET
5 1489 (42.37%) C#
6 1415 (40.27%) Microsoft
7 1287 (36.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1267 (36.06%) T-SQL
9 1228 (34.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1172 (33.35%) ASP.NET
11 1043 (29.68%) Windows
12 911 (25.92%) JavaScript
13 901 (25.64%) MVC
14 895 (25.47%) HTML
15 860 (24.47%) Business Intelligence
16 846 (24.08%) SQL Server 2005
17 844 (24.02%) Agile Software Development
18 816 (23.22%) MS Excel
19 807 (22.97%) Finance
20 790 (22.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 773 (22.00%) CSS
22 705 (20.06%) jQuery
23 666 (18.95%) Data Warehouse
24 608 (17.30%) ASP.NET MVC
25 583 (16.59%) .NET Framework
26 509 (14.48%) Web Services
27 481 (13.69%) Performance Tuning
28 447 (12.72%) Visual Studio
29 420 (11.95%) SharePoint
30 416 (11.84%) Degree

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 420 (11.95%) SharePoint
2 319 (9.08%) IIS
3 218 (6.20%) MS Exchange
4 173 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 143 (4.07%) SharePoint 2013
6 119 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 94 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 67 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
9 66 (1.88%) Lync
10 61 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
11 54 (1.54%) CMS
12 47 (1.34%) Tomcat
12 47 (1.34%) NServiceBus
13 44 (1.25%) Apache
14 38 (1.08%) Zimbra
15 37 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
16 36 (1.02%) Node.js
17 32 (0.91%) JBoss
18 21 (0.60%) WebSphere
19 19 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 816 (23.22%) MS Excel
2 130 (3.70%) MS Office
3 49 (1.39%) PowerPivot
4 22 (0.63%) InfoPath
5 15 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.17%) MS Project
7 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.085%) ProjectWise
9 2 (0.057%) SPSS
9 2 (0.057%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.057%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.057%) Stata
10 1 (0.028%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 52 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.40%) Changepoint
5 11 (0.31%) SAP Business One
6 8 (0.23%) Maximo
7 7 (0.20%) CA PPM
8 6 (0.17%) Sophis RISQUE
8 6 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
9 3 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.085%) Primavera
9 3 (0.085%) CODA-Financials
10 2 (0.057%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.057%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.057%) Unica
11 1 (0.028%) Magento
11 1 (0.028%) SAP GTS
11 1 (0.028%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 195 (5.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 170 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (1.91%) SaaS
4 44 (1.25%) Office 365
5 21 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.31%) Mimecast
7 7 (0.20%) GitHub
8 5 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.11%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.057%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.057%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.057%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.057%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.028%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.028%) IaaS
11 1 (0.028%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 175 (4.98%) SAN
2 134 (3.81%) DNS
3 128 (3.64%) Firewall
4 100 (2.85%) Internet
5 96 (2.73%) DHCP
5 96 (2.73%) TCP/IP
6 78 (2.22%) WAN
7 72 (2.05%) VPN
8 69 (1.96%) LAN
9 47 (1.34%) NAS
10 36 (1.02%) VLAN
11 32 (0.91%) HTTP
12 30 (0.85%) Intranet
13 26 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
14 25 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
15 22 (0.63%) FTP
16 21 (0.60%) SSL
17 20 (0.57%) iSCSI
18 19 (0.54%) VoIP
19 14 (0.40%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3514 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2219 (63.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 1287 (36.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1228 (34.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 846 (24.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 790 (22.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 666 (18.95%) Data Warehouse
8 294 (8.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 208 (5.92%) Relational Database
10 134 (3.81%) Oracle Database
11 119 (3.39%) SQL Server 2000
12 117 (3.33%) OLAP
13 115 (3.27%) NoSQL
14 105 (2.99%) RDBMS
15 103 (2.93%) MySQL
16 99 (2.82%) Big Data
17 89 (2.53%) DTS
18 78 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
19 71 (2.02%) QlikView
20 65 (1.85%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 447 (12.72%) Visual Studio
2 284 (8.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 97 (2.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 65 (1.85%) Git (software)
5 64 (1.82%) NUnit
6 53 (1.51%) TeamCity
6 53 (1.51%) Subversion
7 52 (1.48%) Selenium
8 46 (1.31%) SpecFlow
8 46 (1.31%) ReSharper
9 36 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
10 35 (1.00%) Moq
11 31 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
12 29 (0.83%) Jenkins
13 19 (0.54%) MSTest
13 19 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 19 (0.54%) NuGet
14 13 (0.37%) JIRA
15 11 (0.31%) Jasmine
15 11 (0.31%) NCrunch
General
1 807 (22.97%) Finance
2 185 (5.26%) Banking
3 126 (3.59%) Retail
4 125 (3.56%) Marketing
5 73 (2.08%) Front Office
6 58 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 53 (1.51%) Investment Banking
8 51 (1.45%) Legal
9 44 (1.25%) Advertising
10 36 (1.02%) Games
11 26 (0.74%) Financial Institution
11 26 (0.74%) Law
12 20 (0.57%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.51%) Publishing
14 15 (0.43%) Back Office
15 11 (0.31%) Billing
15 11 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.26%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.23%) Automotive
17 8 (0.23%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1936 (55.09%) Developer
2 725 (20.63%) DBA
3 631 (17.96%) SQL DBA
4 606 (17.25%) .NET Developer
5 437 (12.44%) C# Developer
6 375 (10.67%) SQL Server DBA
7 362 (10.30%) C# .NET Developer
8 327 (9.31%) SQL Developer
8 327 (9.31%) Administrator
9 315 (8.96%) Senior Developer
10 312 (8.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 277 (7.88%) Analyst
12 243 (6.92%) Software Developer
13 195 (5.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 169 (4.81%) ASP.NET Developer
15 147 (4.18%) SQL Server Developer
16 125 (3.56%) Consultant
17 119 (3.39%) Senior .NET Developer
18 108 (3.07%) Web Developer
19 106 (3.02%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1679 (47.78%) .NET
2 1172 (33.35%) ASP.NET
3 895 (25.47%) HTML
4 773 (22.00%) CSS
5 705 (20.06%) jQuery
6 608 (17.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 583 (16.59%) .NET Framework
8 509 (14.48%) Web Services
9 411 (11.70%) WCF
9 411 (11.70%) XML
10 383 (10.90%) Entity Framework
11 307 (8.74%) HTML5
12 291 (8.28%) Ajax
13 252 (7.17%) ASP.NET Web API
14 236 (6.72%) LINQ
15 205 (5.83%) AngularJS
16 193 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 172 (4.89%) KnockoutJS
18 166 (4.72%) SOAP
19 157 (4.47%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 357 (10.16%) Replication
2 340 (9.68%) Clustering
3 233 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
4 111 (3.16%) Computer Science
5 68 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 57 (1.62%) Data Centre
7 49 (1.39%) Statistics
8 48 (1.37%) Visualisation
9 44 (1.25%) User Experience
9 44 (1.25%) Mobile App
10 43 (1.22%) Mathematics
10 43 (1.22%) Data Structures
11 40 (1.14%) Hedge funds
11 40 (1.14%) Data Integration
12 38 (1.08%) Client/Server
13 34 (0.97%) Blackberry
14 30 (0.85%) Social Network
15 29 (0.83%) Derivative
15 29 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
16 27 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1043 (29.68%) Windows
2 395 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 342 (9.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 175 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 172 (4.89%) Linux
6 103 (2.93%) Windows 7
7 84 (2.39%) UNIX
8 60 (1.71%) Windows XP
9 51 (1.45%) Android
10 39 (1.11%) Windows 8
11 33 (0.94%) Apple iOS
12 32 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
14 14 (0.40%) CentOS
15 12 (0.34%) Windows Phone
15 12 (0.34%) Solaris
16 11 (0.31%) Windows NT
17 10 (0.28%) Mac OS
18 8 (0.23%) Ubuntu
19 5 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 901 (25.64%) MVC
2 860 (24.47%) Business Intelligence
3 844 (24.02%) Agile Software Development
4 481 (13.69%) Performance Tuning
5 401 (11.41%) ETL
6 344 (9.79%) TDD
7 301 (8.57%) Scrum
8 239 (6.80%) OO
9 232 (6.60%) SDLC
10 207 (5.89%) Software Engineering
11 203 (5.78%) Mentoring
12 192 (5.46%) Migration
13 179 (5.09%) Unit Testing
14 178 (5.07%) ITIL
15 159 (4.52%) Web Development
16 141 (4.01%) E-Commerce
17 139 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
18 129 (3.67%) BDD
19 125 (3.56%) Analytics
20 112 (3.19%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2257 (64.23%) SQL
2 1489 (42.37%) C#
3 1267 (36.06%) T-SQL
4 911 (25.92%) JavaScript
5 265 (7.54%) VB.NET
6 242 (6.89%) PowerShell
7 131 (3.73%) Java
8 98 (2.79%) VB
9 82 (2.33%) PL/SQL
10 56 (1.59%) PHP
11 54 (1.54%) C++
12 48 (1.37%) VB6
13 42 (1.20%) VBScript
13 42 (1.20%) VBA
14 38 (1.08%) C
15 36 (1.02%) Shell Script
16 35 (1.00%) Perl
17 26 (0.74%) Ruby
18 16 (0.46%) Python
19 12 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 416 (11.84%) Degree
2 305 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 106 (3.02%) MCITP
4 87 (2.48%) MCSE
5 59 (1.68%) MCSA
6 50 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (1.37%) MCTS
8 45 (1.28%) CCNA
9 39 (1.11%) MCP
10 35 (1.00%) MCDBA
11 32 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 30 (0.85%) Security Cleared
13 17 (0.48%) SC Cleared
14 14 (0.40%) HND
15 10 (0.28%) CCA
15 10 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (0.26%) NCDA
17 8 (0.23%) CCNP
17 8 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
17 8 (0.23%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (3.04%) QA
2 59 (1.68%) SLA
3 22 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.11%) TickIT
8 2 (0.057%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.057%) COBIT
9 1 (0.028%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.028%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 289 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 215 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (3.19%) vSphere
4 107 (3.04%) Hyper-V
5 98 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
6 52 (1.48%) XenApp
7 40 (1.14%) VMware ESX
8 38 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
9 24 (0.68%) XenDesktop
10 23 (0.65%) Terminal Services
11 15 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.23%) XenServer
13 7 (0.20%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.17%) Docker
14 6 (0.17%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.14%) Firmware
15 5 (0.14%) Terminal Server
15 5 (0.14%) UAG
16 4 (0.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 102 (2.90%) SCCM
2 89 (2.53%) SCOM
3 28 (0.80%) Data Guard
4 22 (0.63%) Backup Exec
5 21 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
6 20 (0.57%) WSUS
7 17 (0.48%) SCOrch
8 14 (0.40%) NetBackup
9 13 (0.37%) SCVMM
10 12 (0.34%) Puppet
11 10 (0.28%) OpenAM
11 10 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 6 (0.17%) Nagios
14 4 (0.11%) Ionix
14 4 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
15 3 (0.085%) TeamSite
15 3 (0.085%) AppManager
15 3 (0.085%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1415 (40.27%) Microsoft
2 360 (10.24%) VMware
3 288 (8.20%) Oracle
4 140 (3.98%) Citrix
5 101 (2.87%) Cisco
6 83 (2.36%) Tableau
7 75 (2.13%) Business Objects
8 65 (1.85%) Facebook
9 61 (1.74%) NetApp
9 61 (1.74%) Google
10 59 (1.68%) SAP
10 59 (1.68%) Dell
11 56 (1.59%) HP
12 52 (1.48%) Cognos
13 49 (1.39%) Sitecore
14 46 (1.31%) Red Hat
14 46 (1.31%) Symantec
15 39 (1.11%) IBM
16 38 (1.08%) Red Gate
16 38 (1.08%) Telerik
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Hudson IT
Salary: Flexible benefits and competitive salary
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + BUPA + Pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + £2k Bonus plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
InterAct Consulting
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Alto Venus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Palm Mason
Salary: benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + 25 days holiday + pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Consult Solutions
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago