Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 347 288 220
Rank change year-on-year -59 -68 -36
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 1,574 2,164 3,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.22% 1.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.10% 3.98% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,314 1,854 2,850
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,269 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% +0.60% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,350 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +1.18% -

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 50,791 54,341 59,243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.05% 30.67% 30.04%
Number of salaries quoted 41,344 45,229 50,586
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018. 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 -62 1,467 £47,500 - 166
UK excluding London -65 877 £43,000 - 109
London -31 667 £60,000 +9.09% 70
South East -17 250 £47,500 +5.56% 25
North of England -93 196 £40,000 -2.44% 26
Midlands +30 181 £40,000 -11.11% 20
West Midlands +37 122 £40,000 -11.11% 11
North West -41 111 £40,000 - 22
South West -19 91 £40,000 -4.76% 15
East of England -58 84 £45,000 -5.26% 10
Yorkshire -62 66 £40,000 -11.11% 3
East Midlands +1 59 £42,000 -5.62% 9
Scotland -44 51 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Wales -9 47 £42,500 -6.12% 3
North East -17 19 £41,500 +6.52% 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 1,574 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1,128 (71.66%) SQL
3 760 (48.28%) Microsoft
4 707 (44.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 677 (43.01%) C#
6 667 (42.38%) .NET
7 591 (37.55%) T-SQL
8 569 (36.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 560 (35.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 440 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
11 436 (27.70%) Finance
12 410 (26.05%) Business Intelligence
13 381 (24.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 376 (23.89%) ASP.NET
15 372 (23.63%) SQL Server 2014
16 350 (22.24%) MVC
17 346 (21.98%) Windows
18 338 (21.47%) HTML
19 324 (20.58%) Data Warehouse
20 322 (20.46%) Microsoft Azure
20 322 (20.46%) SQL Server 2016
21 315 (20.01%) JavaScript
22 296 (18.81%) ETL
23 280 (17.79%) CSS
24 260 (16.52%) Web Services
25 249 (15.82%) Visual Studio
26 233 (14.80%) Problem-Solving
27 221 (14.04%) jQuery
28 203 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
29 199 (12.64%) WCF

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 90 (5.72%) IIS
2 82 (5.21%) SharePoint
3 49 (3.11%) BizTalk Server
4 39 (2.48%) MS Exchange
5 37 (2.35%) CMS
6 35 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (1.78%) Skype for Business
8 26 (1.65%) WebSphere
9 21 (1.33%) Tomcat
10 20 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
11 19 (1.21%) Confluence
12 17 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 15 (0.95%) Drupal
13 15 (0.95%) NServiceBus
14 13 (0.83%) Apache
14 13 (0.83%) JBoss
15 12 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
16 11 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 10 (0.64%) SAS
18 8 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 93 (5.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (5.34%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.38%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.13%) SPSS
7 1 (0.064%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.064%) FreeHand
7 1 (0.064%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 33 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (1.40%) Elite 3E
4 8 (0.51%) MetaTrader
4 8 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.25%) assyst
6 4 (0.25%) FastStats
6 4 (0.25%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.19%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.19%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.13%) Magento
9 1 (0.064%) Endur
9 1 (0.064%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.064%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 322 (20.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (4.07%) Office 365
4 31 (1.97%) Azure Data Factory
5 26 (1.65%) PaaS
6 15 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (0.95%) IaaS
7 14 (0.89%) SaaS
8 12 (0.76%) Serverless
9 10 (0.64%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.57%) Azure Functions
10 9 (0.57%) Yammer
11 8 (0.51%) NuGet
12 5 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
13 4 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.25%) npm
14 3 (0.19%) GitHub
14 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 65 (4.13%) SAN
2 52 (3.30%) DNS
3 41 (2.60%) DHCP
4 36 (2.29%) Firewall
5 29 (1.84%) TCP/IP
6 28 (1.78%) VPN
7 27 (1.72%) NAS
8 26 (1.65%) Skype
9 25 (1.59%) LAN
9 25 (1.59%) WAN
10 19 (1.21%) Internet
11 18 (1.14%) VLAN
12 17 (1.08%) Intranet
12 17 (1.08%) NetScaler
13 15 (0.95%) HTTP
14 14 (0.89%) MPLS
15 13 (0.83%) WLAN
16 11 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
17 10 (0.64%) VoIP
18 9 (0.57%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,574 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 707 (44.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 569 (36.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 560 (35.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 381 (24.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 372 (23.63%) SQL Server 2014
7 324 (20.58%) Data Warehouse
8 322 (20.46%) SQL Server 2016
9 155 (9.85%) Power BI
10 139 (8.83%) Relational Database
11 127 (8.07%) SQL Server 2005
12 73 (4.64%) MySQL
13 72 (4.57%) Oracle Database
14 62 (3.94%) NoSQL
15 56 (3.56%) Azure SQL Database
16 46 (2.92%) SQL Server 2000
17 43 (2.73%) QlikView
18 41 (2.60%) OLTP
18 41 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
19 39 (2.48%) DTS
Development Applications
1 249 (15.82%) Visual Studio
2 203 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 92 (5.84%) Git (software)
4 53 (3.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 36 (2.29%) JIRA
6 35 (2.22%) Jenkins
7 30 (1.91%) TeamCity
8 27 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
9 25 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
10 24 (1.52%) Subversion
11 17 (1.08%) Jasmine
12 16 (1.02%) Bitbucket
13 15 (0.95%) gulp
14 14 (0.89%) NUnit
14 14 (0.89%) Selenium
15 12 (0.76%) Protractor
16 11 (0.70%) Grunt
17 10 (0.64%) Eclipse
17 10 (0.64%) Maven
17 10 (0.64%) ReSharper
General
1 436 (27.70%) Finance
2 78 (4.96%) Retail
3 74 (4.70%) Banking
4 51 (3.24%) Advertising
4 51 (3.24%) Marketing
5 42 (2.67%) Legal
6 39 (2.48%) Front Office
6 39 (2.48%) Law
7 24 (1.52%) Automotive
7 24 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.40%) Games
9 20 (1.27%) Back Office
10 18 (1.14%) Investment Banking
11 17 (1.08%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.51%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.38%) Electronics
14 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.19%) Publishing
16 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 936 (59.47%) Developer
2 290 (18.42%) SQL Developer
3 271 (17.22%) .NET Developer
4 232 (14.74%) DBA
5 226 (14.36%) C# Developer
6 202 (12.83%) SQL DBA
7 178 (11.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 157 (9.97%) Senior Developer
9 140 (8.89%) Analyst
10 136 (8.64%) C# .NET Developer
11 99 (6.29%) Administrator
12 78 (4.96%) Software Developer
13 77 (4.89%) SQL Server Developer
13 77 (4.89%) SSIS Developer
14 74 (4.70%) SQL Server DBA
15 72 (4.57%) SQL BI Developer
16 65 (4.13%) Data Warehouse Developer
17 64 (4.07%) Lead Developer
18 59 (3.75%) Senior .NET Developer
19 58 (3.68%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 667 (42.38%) .NET
2 376 (23.89%) ASP.NET
3 338 (21.47%) HTML
4 280 (17.79%) CSS
5 260 (16.52%) Web Services
6 221 (14.04%) jQuery
7 199 (12.64%) WCF
8 188 (11.94%) AngularJS
9 187 (11.88%) .NET Framework
10 177 (11.25%) XML
11 174 (11.05%) ASP.NET Web API
12 145 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC
13 144 (9.15%) Entity Framework
14 118 (7.50%) SOAP
15 90 (5.72%) WPF
16 83 (5.27%) HTML5
17 74 (4.70%) REST
18 72 (4.57%) LINQ
19 70 (4.45%) Ajax
20 66 (4.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 152 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (5.97%) Greenfield Project
3 89 (5.65%) Enterprise Software
4 82 (5.21%) Computer Science
5 65 (4.13%) Clustering
6 56 (3.56%) Replication
7 45 (2.86%) User Experience
8 36 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
9 35 (2.22%) Management Information System
10 30 (1.91%) Fintech
11 29 (1.84%) W3C
12 22 (1.40%) Data Centre
13 20 (1.27%) Driving Licence
14 18 (1.14%) Client/Server
15 17 (1.08%) Data Structures
15 17 (1.08%) Hedge funds
16 16 (1.02%) Mobile App
17 15 (0.95%) N-Tier
18 14 (0.89%) FMCG
18 14 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 346 (21.98%) Windows
2 186 (11.82%) Windows Server
3 109 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 98 (6.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (4.70%) Linux
6 52 (3.30%) Windows 7
7 38 (2.41%) Windows 10
8 31 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (1.52%) Unix
11 17 (1.08%) Solaris
12 14 (0.89%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.83%) Android
14 12 (0.76%) CentOS
15 7 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (0.38%) VMS
17 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
2 410 (26.05%) Business Intelligence
3 350 (22.24%) MVC
4 296 (18.81%) ETL
5 233 (14.80%) Problem-Solving
6 194 (12.33%) Performance Tuning
7 159 (10.10%) ITIL
8 158 (10.04%) Scrum
9 148 (9.40%) TDD
10 133 (8.45%) SDLC
11 127 (8.07%) Data Modelling
12 117 (7.43%) Unit Testing
13 110 (6.99%) Migration
14 109 (6.93%) Continuous Improvement
15 90 (5.72%) Test Automation
16 87 (5.53%) Kimball Methodology
17 84 (5.34%) Web Development
18 83 (5.27%) Analytics
18 83 (5.27%) OO
19 81 (5.15%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,128 (71.66%) SQL
2 677 (43.01%) C#
3 591 (37.55%) T-SQL
4 315 (20.01%) JavaScript
5 159 (10.10%) PowerShell
6 126 (8.01%) VB.NET
7 69 (4.38%) Java
8 62 (3.94%) VB
9 54 (3.43%) VBA
10 53 (3.37%) PL/SQL
10 53 (3.37%) TypeScript
11 29 (1.84%) PHP
12 27 (1.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 19 (1.21%) C
14 18 (1.14%) Python
15 17 (1.08%) Perl
16 16 (1.02%) XPath
17 11 (0.70%) VB6
18 9 (0.57%) C++
19 8 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 173 (10.99%) Degree
2 77 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (1.97%) MCSE
4 25 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (1.40%) Postgraduate
6 21 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 15 (0.95%) Security Cleared
8 13 (0.83%) MCSA
9 12 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.70%) SC Cleared
11 9 (0.57%) CCNA
12 6 (0.38%) ISEB
13 5 (0.32%) APMP
13 5 (0.32%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.32%) MCITP
13 5 (0.32%) MCT
13 5 (0.32%) MCTS
13 5 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.19%) QA
2 45 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 32 (2.03%) SLA
4 12 (0.76%) GDPR
5 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.25%) HL7
6 4 (0.25%) MiFID
7 3 (0.19%) DICOM
7 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.13%) TickIT
9 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.064%) GCP
9 1 (0.064%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 91 (5.78%) Active Directory
2 65 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.91%) Hyper-V
3 30 (1.91%) vSphere
4 29 (1.84%) XenApp
5 23 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (1.33%) XenDesktop
7 19 (1.21%) HDFS
8 18 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (0.83%) DFS Replication
9 13 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.64%) Docker
11 6 (0.38%) OpenAM
11 6 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.19%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.064%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.064%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.064%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
2 26 (1.65%) SCCM
3 15 (0.95%) Perfmon
4 13 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
5 12 (0.76%) Backup Exec
5 12 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 11 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 10 (0.64%) Kibana
7 10 (0.64%) logstash
8 9 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.57%) Puppet
8 9 (0.57%) SCOM
9 8 (0.51%) Oracle ZFS
10 7 (0.44%) Data Guard
10 7 (0.44%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (0.38%) Control-M
11 6 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.38%) Unicenter
12 5 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 760 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 139 (8.83%) Oracle
3 94 (5.97%) VMware
4 82 (5.21%) Tableau
5 55 (3.49%) Citrix
6 35 (2.22%) Xamarin
7 33 (2.10%) Cisco
8 32 (2.03%) Red Hat
9 31 (1.97%) Cognos
10 24 (1.52%) Veeam
11 21 (1.33%) Intapp
12 20 (1.27%) HP
12 20 (1.27%) SolarWinds
13 18 (1.14%) SAP
13 18 (1.14%) WorldPay
14 16 (1.02%) CheckPoint
15 14 (0.89%) iManage
15 14 (0.89%) Sybase
16 13 (0.83%) EMC
16 13 (0.83%) Siebel