Period
to 25 June 2021

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 25 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 673 451 409
Rank change year-on-year -222 -42 -51
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 292 453 1,122
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.57% 0.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.02% 2.08% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 245 400 989
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.15%
75th Percentile £60,000 £59,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,275 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.20% +2.35%

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 28,567 21,733 40,357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.05% 27.13% 27.97%
Number of salaries quoted 20,050 17,838 33,298
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,617 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2012.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2012 over the 6 months to 25 June 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Top 15 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 25 June 2021. 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 -187 273 £50,000 - 47
UK excluding London -215 136 £45,000 -5.26% 25
London -63 134 £52,500 -12.50% 23
Work from Home -164 75 £46,750 -1.58% 12
North of England -98 42 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Midlands -37 40 £41,250 -19.90% 6
West Midlands -43 23 £40,000 -15.79% 4
Yorkshire -45 23 £42,500 -15.00% 1
South West -66 20 £41,250 +1.23% 2
North West -76 19 £47,500 -5.00% 6
East of England -51 18 £57,500 +43.75%
East Midlands -28 17 £42,500 -26.09% 2
South East -86 9 £40,000 -3.03% 9
Wales -18 4 £39,054 -8.11% 1
Scotland -70 3 £39,500 -16.84%

For the 6 months to 25 June 2021, 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.

1 292 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 197 (67.47%) SQL
3 171 (58.56%) Microsoft
4 128 (43.84%) C#
5 124 (42.47%) .NET
6 120 (41.10%) Azure
7 97 (33.22%) Windows
8 96 (32.88%) T-SQL
9 89 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
10 77 (26.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 76 (26.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 72 (24.66%) DevOps
13 71 (24.32%) Finance
14 70 (23.97%) Business Intelligence
15 68 (23.29%) ASP.NET
16 61 (20.89%) ETL
16 61 (20.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 61 (20.89%) SQL Server 2008
16 61 (20.89%) SQL Server 2016
16 61 (20.89%) Social Skills
17 59 (20.21%) Problem-Solving
18 56 (19.18%) CSS
18 56 (19.18%) MVC
19 55 (18.84%) HTML
19 55 (18.84%) Git (software)
20 53 (18.15%) Microsoft 365
21 51 (17.47%) IIS
22 48 (16.44%) Windows Server
23 47 (16.10%) SQL Server 2014
23 47 (16.10%) Microsoft Office

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 51 (17.47%) IIS
2 16 (5.48%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.11%) CMS
4 11 (3.77%) MS Exchange
4 11 (3.77%) Skype for Business
5 10 (3.42%) Apache
5 10 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (3.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (3.08%) Umbraco
7 8 (2.74%) Confluence
8 6 (2.05%) nginx
9 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.68%) JBoss
11 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 47 (16.10%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (8.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.68%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.08%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.03%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.68%) Relativity
6 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 120 (41.10%) Azure
2 53 (18.15%) Microsoft 365
3 46 (15.75%) Power Platform
4 42 (14.38%) AWS
5 24 (8.22%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (5.14%) SaaS
7 12 (4.11%) Azure Logic Apps
8 11 (3.77%) GitHub
9 8 (2.74%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 8 (2.74%) Azure Event Grid
9 8 (2.74%) Lucidchart
10 7 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (2.40%) Serverless
11 6 (2.05%) Amazon S3
11 6 (2.05%) Azure Functions
12 5 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (1.71%) Basecamp
12 5 (1.71%) DigitalOcean
12 5 (1.71%) Mailgun
12 5 (1.71%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.79%) SAN
1 14 (4.79%) VPN
2 13 (4.45%) Firewall
3 12 (4.11%) DNS
4 11 (3.77%) Skype
5 9 (3.08%) DHCP
6 7 (2.40%) MPLS
6 7 (2.40%) Network Security
6 7 (2.40%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.05%) Internet
8 5 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (1.71%) Intranet
8 5 (1.71%) iSCSI
8 5 (1.71%) SSL
9 4 (1.37%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.37%) VoIP
9 4 (1.37%) WAN
10 3 (1.03%) LAN
10 3 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.68%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 77 (26.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 76 (26.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 61 (20.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 61 (20.89%) SQL Server 2016
4 61 (20.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 47 (16.10%) SQL Server 2014
6 33 (11.30%) Power BI
7 30 (10.27%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (8.22%) SQL Server 2017
9 23 (7.88%) Azure SQL Database
9 23 (7.88%) SQL Server 2005
10 21 (7.19%) MongoDB
10 21 (7.19%) Relational Database
11 17 (5.82%) SQL Server 2019
12 16 (5.48%) NoSQL
13 13 (4.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 13 (4.45%) RDBMS
14 10 (3.42%) Oracle Database
15 9 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 55 (18.84%) Git (software)
2 37 (12.67%) Visual Studio
3 30 (10.27%) JIRA
4 20 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (6.16%) Jenkins
6 17 (5.82%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (3.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (3.08%) TeamCity
8 9 (3.08%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (2.74%) Postman
9 8 (2.74%) Selenium
9 8 (2.74%) SpecFlow
10 7 (2.40%) MSTest
10 7 (2.40%) Subversion
11 6 (2.05%) Bitbucket
11 6 (2.05%) Jasmine
11 6 (2.05%) Mocha
11 6 (2.05%) Visual Studio Code
12 4 (1.37%) NUnit
13 3 (1.03%) Moq
General
1 71 (24.32%) Finance
2 61 (20.89%) Social Skills
3 37 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (11.30%) Retail
5 15 (5.14%) French Language
5 15 (5.14%) Law
6 14 (4.79%) Marketing
7 9 (3.08%) Financial Institution
8 8 (2.74%) Legal
8 8 (2.74%) Manufacturing
9 6 (2.05%) Back Office
9 6 (2.05%) Games
10 4 (1.37%) Influencing Skills
10 4 (1.37%) Military
11 2 (0.68%) Automotive
11 2 (0.68%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.68%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.68%) Publishing
12 1 (0.34%) Advertising
12 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 151 (51.71%) Developer
2 56 (19.18%) SQL Developer
3 48 (16.44%) .NET Developer
4 36 (12.33%) DBA
5 35 (11.99%) C# Developer
6 34 (11.64%) Analyst
7 28 (9.59%) SQL DBA
8 25 (8.56%) Administrator
9 24 (8.22%) C# .NET Developer
9 24 (8.22%) Senior Developer
10 21 (7.19%) SQL Server DBA
11 19 (6.51%) Software Engineer
12 18 (6.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 16 (5.48%) ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (5.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 13 (4.45%) Azure Developer
14 13 (4.45%) Database Developer
14 13 (4.45%) Senior DBA
14 13 (4.45%) Senior SQL DBA
14 13 (4.45%) Senior SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (42.47%) .NET
2 68 (23.29%) ASP.NET
3 56 (19.18%) CSS
4 55 (18.84%) HTML
5 46 (15.75%) ASP.NET Web API
5 46 (15.75%) Web Services
6 44 (15.07%) AngularJS
7 43 (14.73%) jQuery
8 34 (11.64%) REST
9 31 (10.62%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (8.90%) .NET Framework
11 25 (8.56%) XML
12 20 (6.85%) Entity Framework
13 19 (6.51%) JSON
13 19 (6.51%) React
14 16 (5.48%) SOAP
15 15 (5.14%) .NET Core
15 15 (5.14%) RESTful
15 15 (5.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 14 (4.79%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.22%) Clustering
2 18 (6.16%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (4.45%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.45%) Virtual Team
4 10 (3.42%) User Experience
5 9 (3.08%) Driving Licence
5 9 (3.08%) FMCG
6 8 (2.74%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.74%) Replication
7 7 (2.40%) NHS
8 6 (2.05%) AS400
9 5 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.71%) Reinsurance
10 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.68%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.68%) Industry 4.0
11 2 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.68%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.68%) SCADA
12 1 (0.34%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 97 (33.22%) Windows
2 48 (16.44%) Windows Server
3 42 (14.38%) Windows Server 2016
4 30 (10.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (9.59%) Linux
6 20 (6.85%) Windows 10
7 11 (3.77%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (3.08%) AIX
8 9 (3.08%) CentOS
9 7 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.71%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.68%) Unix
11 2 (0.68%) VMS
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (24.66%) DevOps
3 70 (23.97%) Business Intelligence
4 61 (20.89%) ETL
5 59 (20.21%) Problem-Solving
6 56 (19.18%) MVC
7 36 (12.33%) OOP
8 33 (11.30%) Scrum
9 32 (10.96%) Computer Science
10 31 (10.62%) Software Engineering
10 31 (10.62%) TDD
11 30 (10.27%) E-Commerce
12 28 (9.59%) Migration
12 28 (9.59%) OO
12 28 (9.59%) Unit Testing
13 26 (8.90%) Analytics
14 25 (8.56%) Performance Tuning
15 24 (8.22%) Decision-Making
15 24 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
15 24 (8.22%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 197 (67.47%) SQL
2 128 (43.84%) C#
3 96 (32.88%) T-SQL
4 47 (16.10%) JavaScript
5 38 (13.01%) PowerShell
6 18 (6.16%) VB.NET
7 12 (4.11%) Python
8 8 (2.74%) PHP
8 8 (2.74%) VB
8 8 (2.74%) VBA
8 8 (2.74%) X++
9 5 (1.71%) Java
9 5 (1.71%) PHP 7
9 5 (1.71%) VBScript
10 4 (1.37%) ANSI SQL
10 4 (1.37%) XPath
11 3 (1.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.68%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.34%) R
13 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (8.56%) Degree
2 20 (6.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (2.74%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.40%) MCSA
7 6 (2.05%) MCSE
7 6 (2.05%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.71%) CCA
8 5 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.03%) CCNA
9 3 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.68%) CISM
10 2 (0.68%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (13.70%) QA
2 16 (5.48%) Data Quality
3 11 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (3.08%) PCI DSS
5 8 (2.74%) Accessibility
6 5 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (1.71%) SLA
7 2 (0.68%) HL7
System Software
1 28 (9.59%) Active Directory
2 27 (9.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.82%) Docker
4 16 (5.48%) vSphere
5 9 (3.08%) XenApp
6 6 (2.05%) Ceph
6 6 (2.05%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.05%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.03%) Terminal Server
7 3 (1.03%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (3.08%) Puppet
1 9 (3.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (2.74%) Ansible
2 8 (2.74%) Grafana
2 8 (2.74%) Terraform
3 7 (2.40%) SCCM
4 6 (2.05%) Galera Cluster
5 5 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.37%) SCOM
7 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.68%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.34%) MIIS
9 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 171 (58.56%) Microsoft
2 35 (11.99%) VMware
3 23 (7.88%) Citrix
4 20 (6.85%) Oracle
5 13 (4.45%) IBM
6 9 (3.08%) Quadient
6 9 (3.08%) Sophos
7 8 (2.74%) Atlassian
7 8 (2.74%) Cisco
7 8 (2.74%) Dell
7 8 (2.74%) SolarWinds
8 7 (2.40%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.05%) NetApp
9 6 (2.05%) Percona
9 6 (2.05%) Xamarin
10 5 (1.71%) EMC
10 5 (1.71%) HP
10 5 (1.71%) SAP
11 4 (1.37%) Adobe
11 4 (1.37%) HubSpot