Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 747 432 424
Rank change year-on-year -315 -8 -91
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 291 274 971
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.57% 0.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.84% 1.98% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 254 240 864
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £34,802
25th Percentile £38,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -3.06%
75th Percentile £58,750 £62,031 £62,500
90th Percentile £68,375 £64,775 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%

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 34,485 13,866 38,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.04% 28.85% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 22,315 11,689 31,530
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £38,284
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -275 272 £50,000 - 42
UK excluding London -287 152 £47,500 - 30
London -188 118 £52,000 -14.05% 16
Work from Home -221 88 £48,500 -11.82% 9
Midlands -138 47 £45,000 -12.62% 8
West Midlands -82 40 £45,000 -7.22% 3
North of England -162 36 £47,500 -5.00% 7
South East -166 28 £50,000 +33.33% 6
South West -94 25 £47,500 +15.15% 4
Yorkshire -93 20 £46,250 -2.63% 4
North West -124 16 £48,750 -6.70% 3
East of England -100 7 £57,500 +21.05% 1
East Midlands -107 7 £42,500 -22.73% 5
Wales -50 6 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Scotland -100 3 £39,500 -28.18% 3

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 291 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 198 (68.04%) SQL
3 181 (62.20%) Microsoft
4 123 (42.27%) Azure
5 122 (41.92%) .NET
6 115 (39.52%) C#
7 107 (36.77%) T-SQL
8 102 (35.05%) Agile Software Development
9 91 (31.27%) Finance
10 87 (29.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 79 (27.15%) Windows
12 76 (26.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 72 (24.74%) ETL
14 64 (21.99%) Business Intelligence
15 55 (18.90%) Social Skills
16 54 (18.56%) DevOps
17 52 (17.87%) MVC
18 51 (17.53%) ASP.NET
19 50 (17.18%) Microsoft 365
20 49 (16.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 48 (16.49%) SQL Server 2008
21 48 (16.49%) ASP.NET Web API
22 47 (16.15%) Microsoft Office
22 47 (16.15%) SQL Server 2016
23 46 (15.81%) AngularJS
24 41 (14.09%) CSS
24 41 (14.09%) Microsoft Excel
25 40 (13.75%) Scrum
25 40 (13.75%) TDD
25 40 (13.75%) Problem-Solving

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 36 (12.37%) IIS
2 19 (6.53%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.47%) CMS
3 13 (4.47%) MS Exchange
4 11 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (3.44%) Apache
5 10 (3.44%) Umbraco
6 8 (2.75%) Skype for Business
7 7 (2.41%) Confluence
7 7 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.69%) JBoss
9 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.34%) nginx
10 1 (0.34%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 47 (16.15%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (14.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (2.41%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.37%) BambooHR
4 3 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.03%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.34%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.34%) IBM Planning Analytics
Cloud Services
1 123 (42.27%) Azure
2 50 (17.18%) Microsoft 365
3 40 (13.75%) Power Platform
4 30 (10.31%) AWS
5 19 (6.53%) SaaS
6 15 (5.15%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (3.78%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (3.44%) GitHub
9 9 (3.09%) Azure Data Factory
10 8 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (2.41%) Amazon S3
11 7 (2.41%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 7 (2.41%) Azure Logic Apps
11 7 (2.41%) Lucidchart
12 5 (1.72%) Azure Functions
12 5 (1.72%) IaaS
12 5 (1.72%) Serverless
13 4 (1.37%) Azure Event Grid
14 3 (1.03%) Azure Service Bus
14 3 (1.03%) Azure Service Fabric
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.87%) SAN
2 19 (6.53%) VPN
3 18 (6.19%) Firewall
4 16 (5.50%) DNS
5 13 (4.47%) TCP/IP
6 12 (4.12%) DHCP
7 9 (3.09%) WAN
8 8 (2.75%) LAN
8 8 (2.75%) Network Security
8 8 (2.75%) Skype
9 7 (2.41%) VLAN
9 7 (2.41%) Wireless
10 5 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (1.72%) Internet
10 5 (1.72%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.72%) MPLS
11 4 (1.37%) VoIP
12 3 (1.03%) Intranet
12 3 (1.03%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 87 (29.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 76 (26.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (16.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 48 (16.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 47 (16.15%) SQL Server 2016
7 38 (13.06%) SQL Server 2014
8 35 (12.03%) Power BI
9 31 (10.65%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (9.97%) SQL Server 2017
11 23 (7.90%) Relational Database
12 20 (6.87%) SQL Server 2019
13 18 (6.19%) Azure SQL Database
14 17 (5.84%) NoSQL
14 17 (5.84%) Oracle Database
15 16 (5.50%) Spotfire
16 13 (4.47%) MongoDB
16 13 (4.47%) SQL Server 2005
17 10 (3.44%) MS Access
18 9 (3.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (12.71%) Git (software)
2 30 (10.31%) JIRA
3 26 (8.93%) Visual Studio
4 15 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (4.81%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.75%) Bitbucket
6 8 (2.75%) MSTest
7 7 (2.41%) Jasmine
7 7 (2.41%) Mocha
7 7 (2.41%) Postman
7 7 (2.41%) Selenium
7 7 (2.41%) SpecFlow
7 7 (2.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (2.41%) Visual Studio Code
7 7 (2.41%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.03%) Subversion
11 2 (0.69%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.69%) TeamCity
General
1 91 (31.27%) Finance
2 55 (18.90%) Social Skills
3 36 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (11.00%) Retail
5 14 (4.81%) Law
6 12 (4.12%) French Language
7 8 (2.75%) Back Office
7 8 (2.75%) Documentation Skills
7 8 (2.75%) Legal
7 8 (2.75%) Marketing
8 7 (2.41%) Automotive
8 7 (2.41%) Publishing
9 6 (2.06%) Banking
9 6 (2.06%) Games
10 5 (1.72%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.72%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.03%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (0.69%) Military
13 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.34%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 158 (54.30%) Developer
2 64 (21.99%) SQL Developer
3 50 (17.18%) DBA
4 43 (14.78%) .NET Developer
5 41 (14.09%) SQL DBA
6 39 (13.40%) C# Developer
7 27 (9.28%) Administrator
7 27 (9.28%) Senior Developer
8 26 (8.93%) SQL Server DBA
9 25 (8.59%) Analyst
10 22 (7.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 20 (6.87%) Software Developer
12 19 (6.53%) C# .NET Developer
13 16 (5.50%) SQL BI Developer
14 14 (4.81%) Senior SQL Developer
15 13 (4.47%) ASP.NET Developer
15 13 (4.47%) Azure Developer
15 13 (4.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 12 (4.12%) Database Developer
16 12 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (41.92%) .NET
2 51 (17.53%) ASP.NET
3 48 (16.49%) ASP.NET Web API
4 46 (15.81%) AngularJS
5 41 (14.09%) CSS
6 38 (13.06%) .NET Framework
7 37 (12.71%) HTML
7 37 (12.71%) jQuery
8 36 (12.37%) REST
9 29 (9.97%) Web Services
10 28 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (8.93%) XML
12 22 (7.56%) JSON
13 20 (6.87%) WPF
14 19 (6.53%) .NET Core
14 19 (6.53%) React
15 16 (5.50%) Entity Framework
16 14 (4.81%) SOAP
16 14 (4.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 13 (4.47%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.62%) Clustering
2 26 (8.93%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (3.78%) User Experience
4 10 (3.44%) Driving Licence
4 10 (3.44%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.44%) Replication
5 9 (3.09%) FMCG
6 8 (2.75%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.06%) AS400
8 3 (1.03%) NHS
9 2 (0.69%) Industry 4.0
9 2 (0.69%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.69%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.69%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.69%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.69%) SCADA
10 1 (0.34%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 79 (27.15%) Windows
2 37 (12.71%) Windows Server
2 37 (12.71%) Windows Server 2016
3 34 (11.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (7.90%) Windows 10
5 21 (7.22%) Windows Server 2019
6 18 (6.19%) Linux
7 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.03%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.69%) Unix
9 2 (0.69%) VMS
10 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (35.05%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (24.74%) ETL
3 64 (21.99%) Business Intelligence
4 54 (18.56%) DevOps
5 52 (17.87%) MVC
6 40 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
6 40 (13.75%) Scrum
6 40 (13.75%) TDD
7 33 (11.34%) SDLC
8 31 (10.65%) ITIL
8 31 (10.65%) OO
9 29 (9.97%) Full Stack Development
10 27 (9.28%) Disaster Recovery
11 26 (8.93%) Unit Testing
12 25 (8.59%) Computer Science
12 25 (8.59%) Performance Tuning
13 24 (8.25%) Software Engineering
14 23 (7.90%) OOP
15 22 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (7.56%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 198 (68.04%) SQL
2 115 (39.52%) C#
3 107 (36.77%) T-SQL
4 36 (12.37%) PowerShell
5 35 (12.03%) JavaScript
6 23 (7.90%) VB.NET
7 10 (3.44%) VBA
7 10 (3.44%) XPath
8 9 (3.09%) VB
9 7 (2.41%) Python
10 6 (2.06%) Java
10 6 (2.06%) X++
11 5 (1.72%) VBScript
12 4 (1.37%) C++
12 4 (1.37%) PHP
13 3 (1.03%) ANSI SQL
13 3 (1.03%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.69%) C
14 2 (0.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 21 (7.22%) Degree
2 19 (6.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (5.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (4.47%) Security Cleared
5 12 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (3.78%) DV Cleared
6 11 (3.78%) MCSA
7 10 (3.44%) MCSE
8 9 (3.09%) SC Cleared
9 7 (2.41%) CCNA
9 7 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.72%) CCA
11 5 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.37%) CCNP
13 3 (1.03%) MCITP
13 3 (1.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.87%) QA
2 13 (4.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.78%) Data Quality
4 7 (2.41%) Accessibility
5 6 (2.06%) SLA
6 5 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (1.03%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.69%) HL7
System Software
1 26 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.44%) vSphere
4 7 (2.41%) Ceph
4 7 (2.41%) Docker
4 7 (2.41%) XenApp
5 6 (2.06%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.03%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (2.41%) Galera Cluster
2 5 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (1.37%) Ansible
3 4 (1.37%) Grafana
3 4 (1.37%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.37%) Terraform
4 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.69%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.34%) SCCM
6 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 181 (62.20%) Microsoft
2 32 (11.00%) VMware
3 26 (8.93%) Oracle
4 16 (5.50%) TIBCO
5 15 (5.15%) IBM
6 14 (4.81%) Citrix
7 13 (4.47%) Cisco
8 10 (3.44%) Sophos
9 9 (3.09%) Veeam
10 8 (2.75%) Dell
10 8 (2.75%) HP
11 7 (2.41%) Adobe
11 7 (2.41%) Atlassian
11 7 (2.41%) Percona
11 7 (2.41%) SolarWinds
12 6 (2.06%) CheckPoint
12 6 (2.06%) NetApp
12 6 (2.06%) SAP
12 6 (2.06%) Sitecore
13 5 (1.72%) EMC