Period
to 23 May 2019

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 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 409 380 263
Rank change year-on-year -29 -117 -54
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 1,051 1,405 2,239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.82% 1.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.60% 2.66% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 914 1,188 1,982
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £33,900 £31,250 £31,775
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 40,459 52,734 52,306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.09% 30.68% 30.92%
Number of salaries quoted 32,976 43,359 44,408
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,471 £42,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.88% +1.20%

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 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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 -29 976 £47,500 +2.43% 29
UK excluding London -33 581 £45,000 +5.88% 22
London 0 444 £55,000 -8.33% 8
North of England +24 173 £42,500 +13.33% 6
South East -53 164 £45,000 - 7
Midlands +11 124 £44,500 +11.25% 7
North West +22 92 £42,500 +14.09% 2
Yorkshire +29 72 £45,000 -2.70% 4
East Midlands +57 71 £47,500 +11.76% 5
West Midlands -30 53 £41,000 +9.33% 2
Scotland +33 42 £47,500 +5.56% 1
East of England +33 36 £38,358 -12.82%
South West -38 32 £52,500 +31.25% 1
North East +15 10 £35,500 -5.33%
Wales -5 10 £38,000 -5.00%

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 1,051 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 772 (73.45%) SQL
3 517 (49.19%) Microsoft
4 486 (46.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 482 (45.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 454 (43.20%) T-SQL
7 358 (34.06%) C#
8 348 (33.11%) Business Intelligence
9 347 (33.02%) SQL Server 2008
10 336 (31.97%) .NET
11 332 (31.59%) Microsoft Azure
12 299 (28.45%) Windows
13 298 (28.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 295 (28.07%) Finance
15 280 (26.64%) Data Warehouse
16 277 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
17 271 (25.78%) SQL Server 2016
18 235 (22.36%) SQL Server 2014
19 215 (20.46%) ETL
20 196 (18.65%) Windows Server
21 178 (16.94%) MVC
22 162 (15.41%) HTML
23 154 (14.65%) ASP.NET
24 147 (13.99%) Power Platform
25 146 (13.89%) Power BI
26 145 (13.80%) PowerShell
27 143 (13.61%) JavaScript
28 138 (13.13%) Team Foundation Server
29 135 (12.84%) CSS
30 132 (12.56%) Oracle

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
1 107 (10.18%) SharePoint
2 83 (7.90%) IIS
3 65 (6.18%) Tomcat
4 51 (4.85%) MS Exchange
5 44 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 34 (3.24%) Apache
7 29 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 27 (2.57%) JBoss
8 27 (2.57%) WebLogic
9 22 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 18 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (1.52%) Skype for Business
12 15 (1.43%) Drupal
13 12 (1.14%) CMS
13 12 (1.14%) SAS
14 8 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (0.76%) NServiceBus
14 8 (0.76%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.67%) Confluence
16 6 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 115 (10.94%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (6.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.38%) HipChat
3 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.095%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (1.62%) Dynamics GP
2 15 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.57%) FastStats
5 5 (0.48%) Q-Pulse
5 5 (0.48%) Sage CRM
6 4 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.38%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.29%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.19%) Magento
8 2 (0.19%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.095%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 332 (31.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 147 (13.99%) Power Platform
3 119 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
4 97 (9.23%) Office 365
5 41 (3.90%) SaaS
6 27 (2.57%) OpenShift
7 19 (1.81%) Azure Data Factory
8 15 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (1.33%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.67%) NuGet
11 6 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.57%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.57%) Twilio
12 5 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.48%) PaaS
12 5 (0.48%) Serverless
13 3 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 100 (9.51%) Firewall
2 86 (8.18%) DNS
3 73 (6.95%) DHCP
4 67 (6.37%) TCP/IP
5 37 (3.52%) VoIP
5 37 (3.52%) VPN
6 32 (3.04%) SAN
7 24 (2.28%) VLAN
8 19 (1.81%) Internet
9 18 (1.71%) SSL
10 16 (1.52%) Network Security
11 14 (1.33%) WAN
12 11 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (0.95%) HTTP
13 10 (0.95%) Wireless
14 8 (0.76%) CTI
14 8 (0.76%) MPLS
14 8 (0.76%) NetScaler
14 8 (0.76%) Skype
14 8 (0.76%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,051 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 486 (46.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 482 (45.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 347 (33.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 298 (28.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 280 (26.64%) Data Warehouse
7 271 (25.78%) SQL Server 2016
8 235 (22.36%) SQL Server 2014
9 146 (13.89%) Power BI
10 129 (12.27%) Relational Database
11 71 (6.76%) MySQL
12 64 (6.09%) SQL Server 2005
13 59 (5.61%) RDBMS
14 51 (4.85%) MongoDB
15 47 (4.47%) Hadoop
16 46 (4.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 44 (4.19%) Big Data
18 43 (4.09%) NoSQL
19 41 (3.90%) QlikView
20 39 (3.71%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 138 (13.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 102 (9.71%) Visual Studio
3 73 (6.95%) Git (software)
4 33 (3.14%) JIRA
5 31 (2.95%) Visual Studio Team System
6 30 (2.85%) Jenkins
7 27 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
8 26 (2.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 24 (2.28%) TeamCity
10 22 (2.09%) Selenium
11 14 (1.33%) NUnit
11 14 (1.33%) SoapUI
12 12 (1.14%) PowerBuilder
13 10 (0.95%) git-flow
14 9 (0.86%) MSTest
15 8 (0.76%) Bitbucket
15 8 (0.76%) Eclipse
15 8 (0.76%) Rhino Mocks
16 7 (0.67%) AccuRev
16 7 (0.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 295 (28.07%) Finance
2 48 (4.57%) Retail
3 39 (3.71%) Marketing
4 23 (2.19%) Banking
5 22 (2.09%) Back Office
6 21 (2.00%) Financial Institution
7 17 (1.62%) Advertising
8 14 (1.33%) Law
9 9 (0.86%) Front Office
9 9 (0.86%) Legal
9 9 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.76%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.57%) Publishing
12 5 (0.48%) Retail Finance
13 4 (0.38%) Billing
14 3 (0.29%) Games
15 2 (0.19%) Automotive
15 2 (0.19%) Telecoms
16 1 (0.095%) Electronics
16 1 (0.095%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 519 (49.38%) Developer
2 171 (16.27%) .NET Developer
3 168 (15.98%) DBA
4 167 (15.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 147 (13.99%) SQL DBA
6 142 (13.51%) SQL Developer
7 132 (12.56%) Analyst
8 127 (12.08%) C# Developer
9 118 (11.23%) Senior Developer
10 108 (10.28%) C# .NET Developer
11 74 (7.04%) Administrator
12 71 (6.76%) SQL Server DBA
13 57 (5.42%) ASP.NET Developer
13 57 (5.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 49 (4.66%) Senior .NET Developer
15 46 (4.38%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
15 46 (4.38%) SQL BI Developer
16 43 (4.09%) Software Developer
16 43 (4.09%) WPF Developer
17 41 (3.90%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (31.97%) .NET
2 162 (15.41%) HTML
3 154 (14.65%) ASP.NET
4 135 (12.84%) CSS
5 124 (11.80%) jQuery
6 118 (11.23%) .NET Framework
7 89 (8.47%) AngularJS
8 88 (8.37%) WCF
9 86 (8.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 82 (7.80%) Web Services
10 82 (7.80%) XML
11 71 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 71 (6.76%) WPF
12 65 (6.18%) Entity Framework
13 64 (6.09%) REST
14 62 (5.90%) HTML5
15 55 (5.23%) MDX
16 54 (5.14%) SOAP
17 40 (3.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 31 (2.95%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 119 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (7.42%) Clustering
3 61 (5.80%) Replication
4 53 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
5 43 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
5 43 (4.09%) Management Information System
6 36 (3.43%) Reinsurance
7 33 (3.14%) Private Cloud
8 26 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
9 25 (2.38%) Fintech
10 20 (1.90%) Data Centre
10 20 (1.90%) Mobile App
10 20 (1.90%) PKI
11 17 (1.62%) Driving Licence
12 13 (1.24%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.86%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.76%) NHS
15 6 (0.57%) Robotics
15 6 (0.57%) RSA SecurID
16 5 (0.48%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 299 (28.45%) Windows
2 196 (18.65%) Windows Server
3 127 (12.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 101 (9.61%) Linux
5 88 (8.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (2.76%) Unix
7 22 (2.09%) Windows 10
8 21 (2.00%) Windows 7
9 19 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.43%) Windows 8
12 11 (1.05%) CentOS
12 11 (1.05%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.67%) Android
14 5 (0.48%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.38%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.095%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (33.11%) Business Intelligence
2 277 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
3 215 (20.46%) ETL
4 178 (16.94%) MVC
5 129 (12.27%) Performance Tuning
6 126 (11.99%) Scrum
7 120 (11.42%) ITIL
8 119 (11.32%) Visualisation
9 118 (11.23%) Problem-Solving
10 106 (10.09%) Analytics
11 96 (9.13%) Migration
12 92 (8.75%) Disaster Recovery
13 89 (8.47%) DevOps
14 81 (7.71%) Data Modelling
14 81 (7.71%) High Availability
15 78 (7.42%) Continuous Improvement
16 73 (6.95%) SDLC
17 70 (6.66%) Unit Testing
18 64 (6.09%) TDD
19 61 (5.80%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 772 (73.45%) SQL
2 454 (43.20%) T-SQL
3 358 (34.06%) C#
4 145 (13.80%) PowerShell
5 143 (13.61%) JavaScript
6 69 (6.57%) Python
7 62 (5.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 57 (5.42%) VB.NET
9 49 (4.66%) VBA
10 45 (4.28%) Java
11 40 (3.81%) PL/SQL
12 36 (3.43%) Bash Shell
13 27 (2.57%) Perl
14 19 (1.81%) Ruby
14 19 (1.81%) VB
15 15 (1.43%) TypeScript
16 12 (1.14%) R
17 11 (1.05%) VBScript
18 9 (0.86%) C
19 6 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 123 (11.70%) Degree
2 97 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (5.04%) MCSE
4 51 (4.85%) MCSA
5 30 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (2.76%) MCP
7 23 (2.19%) CCNA
8 17 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (1.62%) HND
8 17 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (1.05%) CCNP
9 11 (1.05%) MCITP
10 10 (0.95%) MCT
11 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 8 (0.76%) SSCP
12 7 (0.67%) Security Cleared
13 6 (0.57%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.57%) SC Cleared
14 4 (0.38%) Master's Degree
15 3 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (3.24%) SLA
3 32 (3.04%) GDPR
3 32 (3.04%) QA
4 27 (2.57%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (1.05%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.86%) COBIT
8 7 (0.67%) HIPAA
8 7 (0.67%) PMO
9 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.095%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.095%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 127 (12.08%) Active Directory
2 72 (6.85%) Hyper-V
3 57 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (4.00%) Docker
5 31 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (2.57%) Oracle RAC
7 20 (1.90%) vSphere
8 17 (1.62%) XenApp
9 11 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.67%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.48%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.19%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.095%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.095%) Xen
15 1 (0.095%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 50 (4.76%) Ansible
2 41 (3.90%) SCCM
3 36 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (3.24%) Puppet
5 33 (3.14%) Kubernetes
5 33 (3.14%) SCOM
6 26 (2.47%) Microsoft Clustering
7 17 (1.62%) Backup Exec
7 17 (1.62%) SQL Sentry
8 15 (1.43%) Grafana
9 11 (1.05%) BMC PATROL
10 10 (0.95%) SCOrch
10 10 (0.95%) SCVMM
11 7 (0.67%) Nagios
11 7 (0.67%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 5 (0.48%) WSUS
13 4 (0.38%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 517 (49.19%) Microsoft
2 132 (12.56%) Oracle
3 93 (8.85%) VMware
4 92 (8.75%) Tableau
5 49 (4.66%) Cisco
6 40 (3.81%) Citrix
7 34 (3.24%) ServiceNow
8 31 (2.95%) Xamarin
9 29 (2.76%) HP
10 23 (2.19%) Sun
11 21 (2.00%) Red Hat
12 19 (1.81%) Talend
13 18 (1.71%) Google
13 18 (1.71%) SolarWinds
14 17 (1.62%) Avaya
14 17 (1.62%) Ivanti
15 16 (1.52%) Axosoft
15 16 (1.52%) RedGate
15 16 (1.52%) SAP
16 15 (1.43%) IDERA