Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 318 223 194
Rank change year-on-year -95 -29 -33
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 1801 2949 3865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.56% 1.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.29% 5.26% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1572 2665 3443
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.69%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £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 54745 56049 68490
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.26% 29.67% 31.51%
Number of salaries quoted 45083 47949 57675
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -102 1704 £47,500 +5.56% 88
UK excluding London -77 1099 £45,000 +5.88% 51
London -100 682 £55,000 +10.00% 41
North of England -95 301 £44,000 +3.53% 12
South East -46 300 £45,000 +1.12% 13
Yorkshire -83 152 £45,000 +5.88% 4
East of England -23 149 £45,000 -5.26% 8
Midlands -70 144 £45,000 +12.50% 9
North West -59 134 £40,000 -5.88% 7
South West -9 126 £40,000 +9.59% 5
West Midlands -19 113 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Scotland -15 57 £42,500 +2.60% 3
East Midlands -52 31 £40,000 -9.09% 7
Wales +10 20 £48,750 +21.88% 1
North East -8 15 £38,959 -3.80% 1
Northern Ireland -29 2 £28,250 -29.38%

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1801 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1350 (74.96%) SQL
3 884 (49.08%) Microsoft
4 780 (43.31%) .NET
5 750 (41.64%) C#
6 742 (41.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 725 (40.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 681 (37.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 600 (33.31%) T-SQL
10 542 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
11 540 (29.98%) SQL Server 2014
12 506 (28.10%) Business Intelligence
13 496 (27.54%) ASP.NET
14 491 (27.26%) Windows
15 439 (24.38%) Finance
16 433 (24.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 416 (23.10%) MVC
18 392 (21.77%) Data Warehouse
19 388 (21.54%) JavaScript
20 383 (21.27%) ETL
21 369 (20.49%) HTML
22 334 (18.55%) Visual Studio
23 290 (16.10%) CSS
24 284 (15.77%) SQL Server 2016
25 283 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
26 279 (15.49%) jQuery
27 276 (15.32%) Microsoft Azure
28 242 (13.44%) Windows Server
29 238 (13.21%) Performance Tuning
30 227 (12.60%) AngularJS

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
1 189 (10.49%) IIS
2 122 (6.77%) MS Exchange
3 113 (6.27%) SharePoint
4 67 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 42 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 38 (2.11%) Tomcat
7 30 (1.67%) Apache
8 24 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
8 24 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 23 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 17 (0.94%) CMS
10 17 (0.94%) Skype for Business
11 15 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (0.67%) Drupal
14 11 (0.61%) Kentico
15 10 (0.56%) Confluence
15 10 (0.56%) SAS
15 10 (0.56%) WordPress
16 9 (0.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 75 (4.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.17%) SPSS
5 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.056%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 56 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (1.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (0.39%) assyst
4 7 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.22%) MetaTrader
6 3 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.056%) Cognos Controller
8 1 (0.056%) Endur
8 1 (0.056%) FastStats PeopleStage
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.056%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 276 (15.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
3 82 (4.55%) Office 365
4 40 (2.22%) SaaS
5 32 (1.78%) IaaS
6 22 (1.22%) Azure Machine Learning
6 22 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
7 20 (1.11%) GitHub
8 18 (1.00%) PaaS
9 11 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.56%) Mimecast
11 9 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.28%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.17%) BlueKai
14 3 (0.17%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 112 (6.22%) Firewall
2 94 (5.22%) DNS
3 62 (3.44%) SAN
4 61 (3.39%) DHCP
5 54 (3.00%) TCP/IP
6 49 (2.72%) Internet
7 42 (2.33%) Intranet
8 39 (2.17%) VPN
8 39 (2.17%) WAN
9 38 (2.11%) VLAN
10 37 (2.05%) LAN
11 29 (1.61%) MPLS
12 27 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
13 23 (1.28%) HTTP
14 17 (0.94%) Extranet
15 15 (0.83%) Skype
15 15 (0.83%) VoIP
16 13 (0.72%) SSL
17 12 (0.67%) NetScaler
18 11 (0.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1801 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 742 (41.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 725 (40.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 681 (37.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 540 (29.98%) SQL Server 2014
6 433 (24.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 392 (21.77%) Data Warehouse
8 284 (15.77%) SQL Server 2016
9 192 (10.66%) SQL Server 2005
10 161 (8.94%) Power BI
11 124 (6.89%) Relational Database
12 78 (4.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 69 (3.83%) NoSQL
14 65 (3.61%) MongoDB
15 63 (3.50%) OLAP
16 62 (3.44%) QlikView
17 52 (2.89%) Oracle Database
18 51 (2.83%) RDBMS
19 49 (2.72%) Big Data
20 47 (2.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 334 (18.55%) Visual Studio
2 283 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 91 (5.05%) Git (software)
4 78 (4.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 71 (3.94%) TeamCity
6 58 (3.22%) Octopus Deploy
7 49 (2.72%) NUnit
8 44 (2.44%) Subversion
9 39 (2.17%) MSTest
10 38 (2.11%) JIRA
11 30 (1.67%) Moq
12 22 (1.22%) Selenium
13 18 (1.00%) GoogleTest
14 16 (0.89%) Jasmine
15 15 (0.83%) ReSharper
16 14 (0.78%) Eclipse
17 13 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 12 (0.67%) Maven
18 12 (0.67%) Protractor
19 11 (0.61%) MSBuild
General
1 439 (24.38%) Finance
2 122 (6.77%) Banking
3 105 (5.83%) Marketing
4 100 (5.55%) Retail
5 52 (2.89%) Advertising
6 50 (2.78%) Investment Banking
7 47 (2.61%) Manufacturing
8 46 (2.55%) Front Office
9 37 (2.05%) Telecoms
10 29 (1.61%) Electronics
10 29 (1.61%) Games
11 27 (1.50%) Financial Institution
12 21 (1.17%) Legal
13 19 (1.05%) Back Office
14 12 (0.67%) Automotive
15 5 (0.28%) Law
15 5 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.28%) Publishing
16 1 (0.056%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.056%) Military
Job Titles
1 1038 (57.63%) Developer
2 358 (19.88%) .NET Developer
3 353 (19.60%) SQL Developer
4 310 (17.21%) C# Developer
5 291 (16.16%) DBA
6 246 (13.66%) SQL DBA
7 224 (12.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 214 (11.88%) C# .NET Developer
9 197 (10.94%) Senior Developer
10 177 (9.83%) Administrator
11 159 (8.83%) Analyst
12 153 (8.50%) ASP.NET Developer
13 141 (7.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 123 (6.83%) SSIS Developer
15 119 (6.61%) SQL BI Developer
16 112 (6.22%) Senior .NET Developer
17 107 (5.94%) Software Developer
17 107 (5.94%) SQL Server Developer
18 105 (5.83%) SQL Server DBA
19 87 (4.83%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 780 (43.31%) .NET
2 496 (27.54%) ASP.NET
3 369 (20.49%) HTML
4 290 (16.10%) CSS
5 279 (15.49%) jQuery
6 227 (12.60%) AngularJS
7 225 (12.49%) .NET Framework
8 214 (11.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 186 (10.33%) XML
10 176 (9.77%) WCF
11 174 (9.66%) Entity Framework
12 162 (9.00%) Web Services
13 154 (8.55%) Ajax
14 143 (7.94%) ASP.NET Web API
15 101 (5.61%) HTML5
16 73 (4.05%) JSON
17 70 (3.89%) SOAP
18 69 (3.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 65 (3.61%) RESTful
20 61 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 138 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (5.33%) Clustering
3 92 (5.11%) Computer Science
4 81 (4.50%) Replication
5 61 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
6 57 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
7 56 (3.11%) Management Information System
8 35 (1.94%) Data Centre
8 35 (1.94%) User Experience
9 32 (1.78%) Mobile App
10 31 (1.72%) Equities
11 29 (1.61%) Data Structures
12 24 (1.33%) N-Tier
13 23 (1.28%) FMCG
14 20 (1.11%) Algorithms
14 20 (1.11%) Fintech
15 19 (1.05%) Virtual Team
16 18 (1.00%) Derivative
17 17 (0.94%) iPad
18 16 (0.89%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 491 (27.26%) Windows
2 242 (13.44%) Windows Server
3 182 (10.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 167 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 106 (5.89%) Linux
6 75 (4.16%) Windows 7
7 67 (3.72%) Windows 10
8 52 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 45 (2.50%) Windows 8
10 33 (1.83%) Unix
11 28 (1.55%) Apple iOS
12 26 (1.44%) Android
13 16 (0.89%) Windows XP
14 12 (0.67%) CentOS
15 10 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (0.50%) VMS
17 8 (0.44%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.39%) Solaris
19 6 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 542 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
2 506 (28.10%) Business Intelligence
3 416 (23.10%) MVC
4 383 (21.27%) ETL
5 238 (13.21%) Performance Tuning
6 211 (11.72%) Scrum
7 179 (9.94%) Web Development
8 170 (9.44%) TDD
9 169 (9.38%) ITIL
10 161 (8.94%) Migration
11 160 (8.88%) Data Modelling
12 159 (8.83%) Unit Testing
13 156 (8.66%) High Availability
14 135 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
15 118 (6.55%) Mentoring
16 116 (6.44%) OO
17 115 (6.39%) SDLC
18 110 (6.11%) Kimball Methodology
19 105 (5.83%) Analytics
20 104 (5.77%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1350 (74.96%) SQL
2 750 (41.64%) C#
3 600 (33.31%) T-SQL
4 388 (21.54%) JavaScript
5 192 (10.66%) PowerShell
6 102 (5.66%) VB.NET
7 66 (3.66%) TypeScript
8 47 (2.61%) C
9 43 (2.39%) Java
9 43 (2.39%) PL/SQL
10 36 (2.00%) VBA
11 30 (1.67%) PHP
12 27 (1.50%) C++
13 24 (1.33%) Python
13 24 (1.33%) R
13 24 (1.33%) VB
14 23 (1.28%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 18 (1.00%) Perl
15 18 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 190 (10.55%) Degree
2 180 (9.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 70 (3.89%) MCSE
4 58 (3.22%) MCITP
4 58 (3.22%) MCSA
5 55 (3.05%) Security Cleared
6 41 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (2.00%) CCNA
8 28 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 25 (1.39%) SC Cleared
10 19 (1.05%) MCTS
11 17 (0.94%) DV Cleared
12 15 (0.83%) OCP
12 15 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
13 13 (0.72%) CCA
13 13 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
13 13 (0.72%) Master's Degree
14 12 (0.67%) CCNP
15 10 (0.56%) MCP
16 9 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.44%) QA
2 44 (2.44%) SLA
3 40 (2.22%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.94%) GDPR
5 14 (0.78%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.28%) NEBOSH
8 2 (0.11%) COBIT
8 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.056%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.056%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 206 (11.44%) Active Directory
2 116 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 45 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
5 44 (2.44%) vSphere
6 43 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
6 43 (2.39%) XenApp
7 15 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
7 15 (0.83%) XenDesktop
8 12 (0.67%) Terminal Services
9 11 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (0.61%) XenServer
10 10 (0.56%) KVM
11 9 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (0.44%) ISA Server
12 8 (0.44%) Terminal Server
13 7 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.33%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.28%) Docker
16 3 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 35 (1.94%) SCCM
2 32 (1.78%) Backup Exec
3 24 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
4 21 (1.17%) Oracle RMAN
5 20 (1.11%) Perfmon
5 20 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 19 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
7 18 (1.00%) SCOM
8 16 (0.89%) Data Guard
8 16 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
9 13 (0.72%) WSUS
10 11 (0.61%) Puppet
11 10 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
12 9 (0.50%) vCenter Server
12 9 (0.50%) ZABBIX
13 8 (0.44%) Nagios
13 8 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (0.39%) DameWare
Vendors
1 884 (49.08%) Microsoft
2 165 (9.16%) VMware
3 128 (7.11%) Oracle
4 108 (6.00%) Tableau
5 102 (5.66%) Cisco
6 71 (3.94%) Cognos
7 61 (3.39%) Citrix
8 59 (3.28%) SAP
9 45 (2.50%) RedGate
10 41 (2.28%) IBM
10 41 (2.28%) Telerik
11 39 (2.17%) HP
12 37 (2.05%) Symantec
13 30 (1.67%) Google
14 27 (1.50%) Sybase
15 24 (1.33%) McAfee
16 23 (1.28%) Veeam
17 21 (1.17%) Sophos
18 20 (1.11%) Cadence
18 20 (1.11%) Xamarin