Period
to 26 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 6 months to 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 462 411 342
Rank change year-on-year -51 -69 -114
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 723 1,153 1,641
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.76% 0.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.19% 2.66% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 630 979 1,459
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £34,200 £33,750 £31,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £65,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -

SQL Server 2012 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 32,987 43,335 53,596
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.79% 28.63% 30.57%
Number of salaries quoted 27,053 35,664 44,810
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +5.05% +4.21%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2012 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.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 over the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Top 16 Job Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 26 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -53 645 £48,500 -3.00% 111
UK excluding London -30 401 £46,000 +2.22% 88
London -66 281 £51,949 -5.55% 36
South East -1 114 £50,000 +5.26% 19
North of England +5 102 £45,000 +2.27% 18
Midlands -8 74 £47,500 +11.76% 17
North West +31 59 £40,000 -9.09% 4
East Midlands +21 56 £47,500 +9.20% 9
Yorkshire +20 42 £50,000 +11.11% 13
South West +37 40 £43,250 -17.62% 7
East of England +50 33 £40,000 -13.98% 14
Wales +10 20 £43,355 -17.42% 7
West Midlands -10 17 £47,500 +20.63% 8
Scotland -23 14 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Isle of Man - 4 £47,500 -
North East +3 1 £36,500 +8.15% 1

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 723 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 477 (65.98%) Microsoft
3 445 (61.55%) SQL
4 341 (47.16%) C#
5 323 (44.67%) Azure
6 318 (43.98%) .NET
7 233 (32.23%) Agile Software Development
8 232 (32.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 229 (31.67%) SQL Server 2016
10 228 (31.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 211 (29.18%) Windows
12 205 (28.35%) JavaScript
13 203 (28.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 194 (26.83%) ASP.NET
15 192 (26.56%) Finance
16 178 (24.62%) MVC
17 174 (24.07%) T-SQL
18 164 (22.68%) CSS
19 161 (22.27%) HTML
20 156 (21.58%) Business Intelligence
21 152 (21.02%) SQL Server 2014
22 148 (20.47%) Scrum
23 147 (20.33%) .NET Framework
24 141 (19.50%) Web Services
25 131 (18.12%) VMware
26 124 (17.15%) Active Directory
26 124 (17.15%) AWS
27 122 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
28 113 (15.63%) REST
28 113 (15.63%) Office 365

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 80 (11.07%) IIS
2 62 (8.58%) MS Exchange
3 53 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 39 (5.39%) EPiServer
4 39 (5.39%) SharePoint
5 35 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (4.15%) CMS
6 30 (4.15%) Tomcat
7 29 (4.01%) Drupal
8 11 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.11%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.97%) JBoss
10 7 (0.97%) SAS
11 6 (0.83%) Confluence
12 5 (0.69%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.41%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (4.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 34 (4.70%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.55%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) FastStats
4 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 323 (44.67%) Azure
2 124 (17.15%) AWS
3 113 (15.63%) Office 365
4 76 (10.51%) Power Platform
5 20 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (2.77%) SaaS
6 18 (2.49%) IaaS
7 15 (2.07%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (1.94%) PaaS
9 11 (1.52%) NuGet
10 10 (1.38%) OpenShift
11 9 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.83%) GCP
13 3 (0.41%) CloudBees
13 3 (0.41%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.28%) WhatsApp
15 1 (0.14%) Azure Functions
15 1 (0.14%) PowerApps
15 1 (0.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 54 (7.47%) SAN
2 51 (7.05%) Firewall
3 37 (5.12%) Internet
4 36 (4.98%) DNS
5 35 (4.84%) DHCP
6 30 (4.15%) TCP/IP
7 27 (3.73%) VPN
8 17 (2.35%) WAN
9 16 (2.21%) LAN
9 16 (2.21%) Network Security
10 14 (1.94%) VoIP
11 13 (1.80%) NAS
12 12 (1.66%) iSCSI
13 10 (1.38%) Wireless
14 8 (1.11%) HTTP
14 8 (1.11%) VLAN
15 7 (0.97%) Extranet
15 7 (0.97%) SSL
16 5 (0.69%) NetScaler
16 5 (0.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 723 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 232 (32.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 229 (31.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 228 (31.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 203 (28.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 152 (21.02%) SQL Server 2014
7 76 (10.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 75 (10.37%) Power BI
9 69 (9.54%) Relational Database
10 61 (8.44%) Data Warehouse
11 56 (7.75%) MySQL
12 43 (5.95%) Oracle Database
12 43 (5.95%) SQL Server 2017
13 42 (5.81%) SQL Server 2005
14 30 (4.15%) RDBMS
15 26 (3.60%) Azure SQL Database
16 24 (3.32%) Oracle Database 12c
17 20 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
18 16 (2.21%) SQL Server 2000
19 15 (2.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 91 (12.59%) Git (software)
2 89 (12.31%) Visual Studio
3 83 (11.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 61 (8.44%) Visual Studio Team System
5 37 (5.12%) Selenium
6 24 (3.32%) SoapUI
7 22 (3.04%) JIRA
8 15 (2.07%) Jenkins
8 15 (2.07%) NUnit
9 11 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (1.52%) PowerBuilder
10 9 (1.24%) Jasmine
10 9 (1.24%) SpecFlow
11 8 (1.11%) Subversion
11 8 (1.11%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
14 4 (0.55%) Karma Test Runner
14 4 (0.55%) Postman
15 3 (0.41%) TeamCity
General
1 192 (26.56%) Finance
2 58 (8.02%) Retail
3 30 (4.15%) Manufacturing
4 24 (3.32%) Legal
5 21 (2.90%) Back Office
5 21 (2.90%) Law
6 20 (2.77%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.21%) Marketing
7 16 (2.21%) Public Sector
8 11 (1.52%) Electronics
9 9 (1.24%) Publishing
10 8 (1.11%) Automotive
10 8 (1.11%) Banking
11 7 (0.97%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.69%) Advertising
12 5 (0.69%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.28%) Billing
13 2 (0.28%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.14%) French Language
14 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 354 (48.96%) Developer
2 144 (19.92%) .NET Developer
3 119 (16.46%) C# Developer
4 104 (14.38%) DBA
5 101 (13.97%) C# .NET Developer
6 87 (12.03%) Administrator
7 75 (10.37%) SQL DBA
8 63 (8.71%) Software Developer
9 57 (7.88%) SQL Developer
10 44 (6.09%) Support Engineer
11 41 (5.67%) Senior Developer
12 40 (5.53%) Full Stack Developer
13 39 (5.39%) Lead Developer
14 35 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 34 (4.70%) Web Developer
16 30 (4.15%) Analyst
17 29 (4.01%) Systems Engineer
18 27 (3.73%) Senior DBA
19 25 (3.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 25 (3.46%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (43.98%) .NET
2 194 (26.83%) ASP.NET
3 164 (22.68%) CSS
4 161 (22.27%) HTML
5 147 (20.33%) .NET Framework
6 141 (19.50%) Web Services
7 113 (15.63%) REST
8 106 (14.66%) XML
9 93 (12.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 86 (11.89%) jQuery
11 79 (10.93%) SOAP
12 76 (10.51%) WCF
13 75 (10.37%) AngularJS
13 75 (10.37%) ASP.NET Web API
14 66 (9.13%) Entity Framework
15 52 (7.19%) HTML5
15 52 (7.19%) JSON
16 48 (6.64%) CSS3
17 47 (6.50%) .NET Core
18 45 (6.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 82 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.84%) Replication
3 30 (4.15%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (4.01%) Clustering
5 28 (3.87%) Data Centre
5 28 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (3.46%) User Experience
7 24 (3.32%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.94%) Driving Licence
9 13 (1.80%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.66%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.66%) Reinsurance
10 12 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (1.52%) EMC VNX
12 7 (0.97%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.69%) EPoS
14 4 (0.55%) N-Tier
15 3 (0.41%) e-Learning
15 3 (0.41%) PKI
15 3 (0.41%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 211 (29.18%) Windows
2 106 (14.66%) Windows Server
3 97 (13.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 61 (8.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (7.75%) Linux
6 29 (4.01%) Windows 10
7 19 (2.63%) Windows 7
7 19 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (2.21%) Solaris
9 15 (2.07%) Windows 8
10 13 (1.80%) Unix
11 8 (1.11%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.83%) Android
13 5 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.55%) HPUX
14 4 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.41%) CentOS
15 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (32.23%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (24.62%) MVC
3 156 (21.58%) Business Intelligence
4 148 (20.47%) Scrum
5 122 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
6 110 (15.21%) Performance Tuning
7 108 (14.94%) DevOps
8 83 (11.48%) ITIL
9 76 (10.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 72 (9.96%) ETL
11 70 (9.68%) Web Development
12 68 (9.41%) Unit Testing
13 62 (8.58%) SDLC
14 61 (8.44%) Continuous Integration
14 61 (8.44%) OO
15 57 (7.88%) Customer Requirements
16 56 (7.75%) Mentoring
17 55 (7.61%) TDD
18 49 (6.78%) Test Automation
19 47 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 445 (61.55%) SQL
2 341 (47.16%) C#
3 205 (28.35%) JavaScript
4 174 (24.07%) T-SQL
5 100 (13.83%) PowerShell
6 35 (4.84%) VB.NET
6 35 (4.84%) XPath
7 34 (4.70%) Bash Shell
8 32 (4.43%) Python
8 32 (4.43%) X++
9 31 (4.29%) Java
10 24 (3.32%) Perl
11 23 (3.18%) PL/SQL
12 19 (2.63%) Shell Script
13 18 (2.49%) TypeScript
14 15 (2.07%) VBScript
15 12 (1.66%) PHP
16 11 (1.52%) Scala
17 10 (1.38%) Ruby
17 10 (1.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 63 (8.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (5.39%) Degree
3 33 (4.56%) MCSA
4 29 (4.01%) MCSE
4 29 (4.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (2.63%) Oracle Certification
7 14 (1.94%) Security Cleared
8 13 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (1.66%) SC Cleared
10 11 (1.52%) CIW
11 8 (1.11%) CCNA
12 7 (0.97%) OCA
13 5 (0.69%) CCNP
13 5 (0.69%) CCSP
13 5 (0.69%) CCVP
14 4 (0.55%) VCP5
15 3 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.41%) MCITP
15 3 (0.41%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.87%) QA
2 22 (3.04%) Data Quality
2 22 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.77%) SLA
4 9 (1.24%) GDPR
5 7 (0.97%) COBIT
6 4 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.28%) NCSC
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 124 (17.15%) Active Directory
2 90 (12.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (5.39%) Hyper-V
3 39 (5.39%) XenApp
4 29 (4.01%) vSphere
5 27 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (3.32%) Docker
6 24 (3.32%) XenDesktop
7 17 (2.35%) Terminal Server
8 12 (1.66%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 27 (3.73%) Kubernetes
2 24 (3.32%) SCCM
2 24 (3.32%) SCOM
3 11 (1.52%) Failover Clustering
4 9 (1.24%) Avamar
4 9 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (1.11%) Ansible
5 8 (1.11%) Backup Exec
5 8 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (0.97%) Puppet
7 6 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.69%) Terraform
9 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.28%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 477 (65.98%) Microsoft
2 131 (18.12%) VMware
3 100 (13.83%) Oracle
4 59 (8.16%) Citrix
5 31 (4.29%) Cisco
6 29 (4.01%) HP
7 27 (3.73%) Tableau
8 22 (3.04%) Xamarin
9 20 (2.77%) EMC
10 19 (2.63%) Veeam
11 16 (2.21%) AppDynamics
12 15 (2.07%) IBM
13 13 (1.80%) MuleSoft
13 13 (1.80%) SAP
14 12 (1.66%) Axosoft
14 12 (1.66%) WatchGuard
15 10 (1.38%) RedGate
16 9 (1.24%) NetApp
17 8 (1.11%) Red Hat
17 8 (1.11%) Symantec