Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 305 221 188
Rank change year-on-year -84 -33 -34
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 1877 2988 3983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.58% 1.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.50% 5.32% 5.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1631 2683 3548
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 53569 56197 69091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.52% 29.64% 31.59%
Number of salaries quoted 44034 47845 58259
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 -88 1764 £47,500 +5.56% 82
UK excluding London -67 1121 £45,000 +5.88% 54
London -94 731 £55,000 +10.00% 32
North of England -82 334 £42,500 - 13
South East -62 259 £45,000 - 18
East of England -20 167 £45,000 - 5
North West -40 160 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Midlands -66 159 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Yorkshire -75 157 £45,000 +5.88% 9
West Midlands -33 116 £45,000 +12.50% 6
South West -18 112 £40,000 +6.67% 5
Scotland +13 71 £42,500 +2.60% 4
East Midlands -44 43 £45,000 - 3
North East +7 17 £38,959 -3.80%
Wales -2 17 £43,000 +14.67%
Northern Ireland -23 3 £30,000 -25.00%

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 1877 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1371 (73.04%) SQL
3 950 (50.61%) Microsoft
4 828 (44.11%) .NET
5 804 (42.83%) C#
6 788 (41.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 761 (40.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 710 (37.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 624 (33.24%) T-SQL
10 557 (29.68%) Agile Software Development
10 557 (29.68%) SQL Server 2014
11 545 (29.04%) ASP.NET
12 519 (27.65%) Windows
13 514 (27.38%) Business Intelligence
14 482 (25.68%) Finance
15 452 (24.08%) MVC
16 446 (23.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 422 (22.48%) JavaScript
18 418 (22.27%) HTML
19 409 (21.79%) Data Warehouse
20 392 (20.88%) ETL
21 356 (18.97%) CSS
22 351 (18.70%) Visual Studio
23 318 (16.94%) jQuery
24 288 (15.34%) Team Foundation Server
25 270 (14.38%) SQL Server 2016
26 269 (14.33%) Microsoft Azure
27 261 (13.91%) .NET Framework
28 257 (13.69%) AngularJS
29 256 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC

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
1 205 (10.92%) IIS
2 130 (6.93%) SharePoint
3 120 (6.39%) MS Exchange
4 62 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 43 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 39 (2.08%) Tomcat
7 36 (1.92%) Apache
8 33 (1.76%) CMS
9 28 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 25 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
11 24 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
12 22 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
13 19 (1.01%) Skype for Business
14 17 (0.91%) Umbraco
15 16 (0.85%) Drupal
15 16 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
16 13 (0.69%) SAS
17 12 (0.64%) EPiServer
18 11 (0.59%) Kentico
19 10 (0.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 88 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 70 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.16%) SPSS
7 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 58 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 22 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.32%) assyst
6 4 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.16%) MetaTrader
7 3 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.053%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.053%) Cognos Controller
9 1 (0.053%) Endur
9 1 (0.053%) FastStats PeopleStage
9 1 (0.053%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.053%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 269 (14.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (6.13%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (4.42%) Office 365
4 40 (2.13%) SaaS
5 32 (1.70%) IaaS
6 22 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
7 21 (1.12%) GitHub
8 20 (1.07%) Azure Machine Learning
9 16 (0.85%) PaaS
10 9 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
10 9 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.37%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.37%) Serverless
12 5 (0.27%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.27%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.16%) BlueKai
14 3 (0.16%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 108 (5.75%) Firewall
2 99 (5.27%) DNS
3 67 (3.57%) DHCP
4 58 (3.09%) SAN
5 57 (3.04%) TCP/IP
6 48 (2.56%) Intranet
7 46 (2.45%) Internet
8 43 (2.29%) VPN
9 42 (2.24%) WAN
10 40 (2.13%) LAN
11 37 (1.97%) VLAN
12 31 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
13 29 (1.55%) MPLS
14 25 (1.33%) HTTP
15 19 (1.01%) Skype
16 16 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
17 15 (0.80%) Extranet
17 15 (0.80%) Network Security
18 13 (0.69%) Ethernet
18 13 (0.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1877 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 788 (41.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 761 (40.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 710 (37.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 557 (29.68%) SQL Server 2014
6 446 (23.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 409 (21.79%) Data Warehouse
8 270 (14.38%) SQL Server 2016
9 226 (12.04%) SQL Server 2005
10 161 (8.58%) Power BI
11 148 (7.88%) Relational Database
12 89 (4.74%) NoSQL
13 73 (3.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 73 (3.89%) MongoDB
13 73 (3.89%) OLAP
14 68 (3.62%) RDBMS
15 67 (3.57%) QlikView
16 59 (3.14%) MySQL
17 55 (2.93%) Big Data
18 54 (2.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 351 (18.70%) Visual Studio
2 288 (15.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 108 (5.75%) Git (software)
4 88 (4.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 73 (3.89%) TeamCity
6 61 (3.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 60 (3.20%) NUnit
8 55 (2.93%) Subversion
9 53 (2.82%) MSTest
10 52 (2.77%) JIRA
11 33 (1.76%) Moq
12 23 (1.23%) GoogleTest
13 21 (1.12%) Selenium
14 18 (0.96%) Jasmine
15 16 (0.85%) NuGet
16 14 (0.75%) SpecFlow
17 13 (0.69%) Jenkins
17 13 (0.69%) ReSharper
17 13 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 12 (0.64%) Maven
General
1 482 (25.68%) Finance
2 142 (7.57%) Banking
3 116 (6.18%) Marketing
4 105 (5.59%) Retail
5 73 (3.89%) Investment Banking
6 54 (2.88%) Manufacturing
7 50 (2.66%) Front Office
8 39 (2.08%) Advertising
8 39 (2.08%) Telecoms
9 31 (1.65%) Legal
10 30 (1.60%) Financial Institution
11 29 (1.55%) Electronics
12 27 (1.44%) Games
13 22 (1.17%) Back Office
14 14 (0.75%) Automotive
15 7 (0.37%) Law
15 7 (0.37%) Publishing
16 5 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.053%) Local Government
17 1 (0.053%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1113 (59.30%) Developer
2 417 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 369 (19.66%) SQL Developer
4 345 (18.38%) C# Developer
5 295 (15.72%) DBA
6 251 (13.37%) SQL DBA
7 245 (13.05%) C# .NET Developer
8 236 (12.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 212 (11.29%) Senior Developer
10 192 (10.23%) Administrator
11 170 (9.06%) ASP.NET Developer
12 164 (8.74%) Analyst
13 149 (7.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 145 (7.73%) SSIS Developer
15 130 (6.93%) SQL BI Developer
16 114 (6.07%) SQL Server Developer
17 110 (5.86%) Senior .NET Developer
18 105 (5.59%) SQL Server DBA
19 99 (5.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
20 88 (4.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 828 (44.11%) .NET
2 545 (29.04%) ASP.NET
3 418 (22.27%) HTML
4 356 (18.97%) CSS
5 318 (16.94%) jQuery
6 261 (13.91%) .NET Framework
7 257 (13.69%) AngularJS
8 256 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 208 (11.08%) XML
10 197 (10.50%) WCF
11 186 (9.91%) Entity Framework
12 178 (9.48%) Ajax
13 175 (9.32%) Web Services
14 141 (7.51%) ASP.NET Web API
15 120 (6.39%) HTML5
16 77 (4.10%) JSON
17 72 (3.84%) MDX
18 69 (3.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 68 (3.62%) LINQ
20 66 (3.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 137 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (5.54%) Computer Science
3 90 (4.79%) Replication
4 85 (4.53%) Clustering
5 81 (4.32%) Greenfield Project
6 64 (3.41%) Management Information System
7 57 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (1.81%) Data Structures
8 34 (1.81%) User Experience
9 32 (1.70%) Mobile App
10 29 (1.55%) Equities
11 28 (1.49%) Fintech
12 26 (1.39%) Data Centre
13 25 (1.33%) Algorithms
13 25 (1.33%) FMCG
14 23 (1.23%) Derivative
14 23 (1.23%) N-Tier
15 20 (1.07%) iPad
16 19 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
16 19 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 519 (27.65%) Windows
2 251 (13.37%) Windows Server
3 200 (10.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 187 (9.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 119 (6.34%) Linux
6 68 (3.62%) Windows 7
7 63 (3.36%) Windows 10
8 57 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (2.24%) Windows 8
10 33 (1.76%) Apple iOS
10 33 (1.76%) Unix
11 31 (1.65%) Android
12 14 (0.75%) Windows XP
13 12 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
14 11 (0.59%) CentOS
14 11 (0.59%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.37%) AIX
16 7 (0.37%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 6 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (29.68%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (27.38%) Business Intelligence
3 452 (24.08%) MVC
4 392 (20.88%) ETL
5 242 (12.89%) Performance Tuning
6 225 (11.99%) Scrum
7 186 (9.91%) Web Development
8 180 (9.59%) TDD
9 174 (9.27%) Unit Testing
10 170 (9.06%) ITIL
11 162 (8.63%) High Availability
12 160 (8.52%) Migration
13 150 (7.99%) Data Modelling
14 135 (7.19%) Disaster Recovery
15 126 (6.71%) Mentoring
16 124 (6.61%) SDLC
17 122 (6.50%) OO
18 108 (5.75%) DevOps
19 105 (5.59%) CRM
20 103 (5.49%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 1371 (73.04%) SQL
2 804 (42.83%) C#
3 624 (33.24%) T-SQL
4 422 (22.48%) JavaScript
5 202 (10.76%) PowerShell
6 96 (5.11%) VB.NET
7 64 (3.41%) TypeScript
8 56 (2.98%) C
9 48 (2.56%) Java
10 42 (2.24%) PL/SQL
11 37 (1.97%) C++
12 35 (1.86%) VBA
13 30 (1.60%) PHP
14 29 (1.55%) VB
15 28 (1.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 23 (1.23%) Shell Script
17 22 (1.17%) VBScript
18 21 (1.12%) Perl
19 18 (0.96%) R
20 17 (0.91%) Python
Qualifications
1 200 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 198 (10.55%) Degree
3 73 (3.89%) MCSE
4 65 (3.46%) MCITP
5 61 (3.25%) MCSA
6 56 (2.98%) Security Cleared
7 40 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 35 (1.86%) CCNA
10 27 (1.44%) MCTS
11 24 (1.28%) SC Cleared
12 18 (0.96%) Master's Degree
13 17 (0.91%) MCP
14 16 (0.85%) DV Cleared
15 15 (0.80%) OCP
15 15 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
16 14 (0.75%) CCNP
17 13 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
18 12 (0.64%) CCA
18 12 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.21%) QA
2 45 (2.40%) SLA
3 39 (2.08%) Data Quality
4 25 (1.33%) GDPR
5 21 (1.12%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.27%) NEBOSH
8 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.16%) COBIT
10 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.053%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.053%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 227 (12.09%) Active Directory
2 125 (6.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (3.73%) Hyper-V
4 54 (2.88%) vSphere
5 44 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
6 42 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
7 40 (2.13%) XenApp
8 16 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
9 15 (0.80%) XenServer
10 14 (0.75%) Terminal Services
10 14 (0.75%) XenDesktop
11 13 (0.69%) KVM
12 12 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
13 11 (0.59%) Docker
14 8 (0.43%) ISA Server
14 8 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.43%) Terminal Server
15 6 (0.32%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (0.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 33 (1.76%) SCCM
2 29 (1.55%) Backup Exec
2 29 (1.55%) Failover Clustering
3 25 (1.33%) Perfmon
4 22 (1.17%) SCOM
5 20 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
6 18 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
6 18 (0.96%) WSUS
7 17 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
8 16 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 15 (0.80%) Data Guard
10 13 (0.69%) DameWare
11 12 (0.64%) ZABBIX
12 10 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (0.53%) vCenter Server
13 9 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (0.43%) Nagios
14 8 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 7 (0.37%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 950 (50.61%) Microsoft
2 166 (8.84%) Oracle
3 165 (8.79%) VMware
4 105 (5.59%) Tableau
5 95 (5.06%) Cisco
6 68 (3.62%) Cognos
7 63 (3.36%) SAP
8 56 (2.98%) Citrix
9 43 (2.29%) IBM
10 42 (2.24%) Telerik
11 39 (2.08%) Google
12 38 (2.02%) HP
13 37 (1.97%) RedGate
14 32 (1.70%) Symantec
15 29 (1.55%) Sybase
16 26 (1.39%) McAfee
17 23 (1.23%) Veeam
18 21 (1.12%) EMC
18 21 (1.12%) Xamarin
19 19 (1.01%) Sophos