The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SQL Server 2012 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
England / North West
Rank 177 109 107
Rank change year-on-year -68 -2  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 72 138 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.17% 2.43% 2.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.41% 7.65% 7.81%
Number of salaries quoted 66 117 156
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £50,800 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server 2012 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 2112 1805 2254
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 34.38% 31.75% 34.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1792 1560 1920
Median salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing SQL Server 2012 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2012 in the North West

SQL Server 2012
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in the North West.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2012 in the North West

SQL Server 2012
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in the North West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the North West

SQL Server 2012
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -58 34 £35,000 -17.64% 13
Cheshire +14 30 £40,000 - 6
Merseyside -18 6 £45,000 -
Lancashire -8 1 £40,000 - 1
SQL Server 2012
England

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 142 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 97 (68.31%) SQL
3 75 (52.82%) Microsoft
4 58 (40.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (40.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 54 (38.03%) .NET
6 50 (35.21%) T-SQL
6 50 (35.21%) Business Intelligence
7 49 (34.51%) C#
8 44 (30.99%) MS Excel
8 44 (30.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 42 (29.58%) Data Warehouse
10 41 (28.87%) SQL Server 2014
11 35 (24.65%) Windows
12 33 (23.24%) Finance
12 33 (23.24%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (18.31%) ETL
14 24 (16.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 21 (14.79%) ITIL
16 20 (14.08%) VMware
17 18 (12.68%) Web Services
17 18 (12.68%) MVC
17 18 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
18 17 (11.97%) Hyper-V
18 17 (11.97%) Windows Server
18 17 (11.97%) Active Directory
19 16 (11.27%) Degree
19 16 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
20 15 (10.56%) XML
20 15 (10.56%) Oracle

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (7.04%) MS Exchange
1 10 (7.04%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.82%) Alfresco
4 4 (2.82%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (2.11%) IIS
6 2 (1.41%) Apache
6 2 (1.41%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.70%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.70%) SAS
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 44 (30.99%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.82%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.82%) SAP Business One
2 3 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.41%) Infor CRM
3 2 (1.41%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.70%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.11%) Office 365
4 2 (1.41%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.41%) IaaS
5 1 (0.70%) PaaS
5 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.34%) SAN
2 8 (5.63%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (4.93%) LAN
3 7 (4.93%) WAN
4 6 (4.23%) Ethernet
4 6 (4.23%) RS-232
4 6 (4.23%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.52%) Firewall
6 4 (2.82%) DHCP
6 4 (2.82%) DNS
7 3 (2.11%) Network Security
8 2 (1.41%) VLAN
8 2 (1.41%) VPN
9 1 (0.70%) AMQP
9 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.70%) NAS
9 1 (0.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 58 (40.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 58 (40.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (30.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 42 (29.58%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (28.87%) SQL Server 2014
6 24 (16.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (9.15%) Relational Database
7 13 (9.15%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (7.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (7.04%) Hadoop
10 7 (4.93%) RDBMS
11 6 (4.23%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (4.23%) MySQL
12 5 (3.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 5 (3.52%) Power BI
13 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (2.82%) NoSQL
13 4 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (2.82%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 18 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (9.15%) Visual Studio
3 11 (7.75%) NUnit
4 7 (4.93%) MSI
4 7 (4.93%) MSTest
5 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Blend
5 6 (4.23%) NuGet
5 6 (4.23%) WiX
6 5 (3.52%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.82%) Selenium
7 4 (2.82%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.11%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (1.41%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.41%) Subversion
9 2 (1.41%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (1.41%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.41%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.70%) Maven
General
1 33 (23.24%) Finance
2 10 (7.04%) Marketing
3 3 (2.11%) Banking
3 3 (2.11%) Games
3 3 (2.11%) Legal
3 3 (2.11%) Retail
4 2 (1.41%) Billing
4 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (52.11%) Developer
2 35 (24.65%) SQL Developer
3 27 (19.01%) .NET Developer
3 27 (19.01%) DBA
4 26 (18.31%) SQL DBA
5 20 (14.08%) C# Developer
6 18 (12.68%) Analyst
6 18 (12.68%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (10.56%) Database Developer
7 15 (10.56%) SQL Server Developer
8 13 (9.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 10 (7.04%) SSIS Developer
10 9 (6.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (5.63%) Administrator
11 8 (5.63%) Senior Developer
11 8 (5.63%) SQL BI Developer
11 8 (5.63%) SQL Database Developer
11 8 (5.63%) SQL Server DBA
11 8 (5.63%) SSRS Developer
11 8 (5.63%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (38.03%) .NET
2 18 (12.68%) Web Services
3 15 (10.56%) XML
4 14 (9.86%) HTML
5 13 (9.15%) CSS
6 12 (8.45%) .NET Framework
7 10 (7.04%) ASP.NET
8 9 (6.34%) COM
8 9 (6.34%) Entity Framework
8 9 (6.34%) WCF
9 8 (5.63%) NHibernate
10 7 (4.93%) WPF
10 7 (4.93%) XSD
11 6 (4.23%) .NET Compact Framework
11 6 (4.23%) jQuery
11 6 (4.23%) Lambda Expressions
11 6 (4.23%) LINQ
11 6 (4.23%) LINQ to SQL
11 6 (4.23%) Silverlight
11 6 (4.23%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.15%) Clustering
3 12 (8.45%) iPad
4 7 (4.93%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.93%) Replication
5 6 (4.23%) Data Structures
5 6 (4.23%) Industrial Internet of Things
5 6 (4.23%) Internet of Things
6 4 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.11%) Fintech
7 3 (2.11%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.41%) FMCG
9 1 (0.70%) EMV
9 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 35 (24.65%) Windows
2 17 (11.97%) Windows Server
3 14 (9.86%) Linux
4 13 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (9.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (4.93%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 6 (4.23%) Mac OS
7 5 (3.52%) Data ONTAP
8 4 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.11%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.41%) AIX
10 2 (1.41%) HPUX
10 2 (1.41%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.70%) Android
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (35.21%) Business Intelligence
2 33 (23.24%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (18.31%) ETL
4 21 (14.79%) ITIL
5 18 (12.68%) MVC
6 14 (9.86%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (8.45%) Unit Testing
8 11 (7.75%) Data Analysis
8 11 (7.75%) Data Modelling
9 9 (6.34%) Analytics
9 9 (6.34%) CRM
9 9 (6.34%) High Availability
9 9 (6.34%) Kanban
9 9 (6.34%) Scrum
9 9 (6.34%) Software Engineering
10 8 (5.63%) ERP
10 8 (5.63%) Migration
10 8 (5.63%) OO
10 8 (5.63%) Project Management
10 8 (5.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 97 (68.31%) SQL
2 50 (35.21%) T-SQL
3 49 (34.51%) C#
4 13 (9.15%) VBA
5 11 (7.75%) VB.NET
6 10 (7.04%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.93%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.23%) C
8 6 (4.23%) C++
8 6 (4.23%) XAML
9 5 (3.52%) Java
10 4 (2.82%) VB
10 4 (2.82%) VBScript
11 3 (2.11%) Python
12 2 (1.41%) J#
12 2 (1.41%) R
13 1 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.70%) PHP
13 1 (0.70%) Ruby
13 1 (0.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (11.27%) Degree
2 7 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.23%) MCSE
4 5 (3.52%) NCIE
4 5 (3.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.11%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (11.97%) Active Directory
1 17 (11.97%) Hyper-V
2 16 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.93%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (4.23%) vSphere
5 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.41%) VirtualBox
6 2 (1.41%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.41%) XenApp
7 1 (0.70%) Docker
7 1 (0.70%) KVM
7 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.52%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.41%) Puppet
3 2 (1.41%) SCCM
4 1 (0.70%) Ansible
4 1 (0.70%) Galera Cluster
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.70%) MobiControl
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 75 (52.82%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.08%) VMware
3 15 (10.56%) Oracle
4 11 (7.75%) Tableau
5 6 (4.23%) Cognos
5 6 (4.23%) NetApp
6 5 (3.52%) IBM
6 5 (3.52%) Sage
6 5 (3.52%) SAP
6 5 (3.52%) Splunk
7 4 (2.82%) Cisco
7 4 (2.82%) Citrix
7 4 (2.82%) HP
7 4 (2.82%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.11%) Intel Security
9 2 (1.41%) EMC
9 2 (1.41%) Google
9 2 (1.41%) Talend
10 1 (0.70%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.70%) WatchGuard
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