Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 379 257 207
Rank change year-on-year -122 -50 -35
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 1,395 2,253 3,419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.32% 1.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.65% 4.27% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,178 1,993 3,020
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,550 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 52,722 52,713 62,384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.67% 30.90% 31.04%
Number of salaries quoted 43,361 44,758 53,074
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.20% +3.75%

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 20 May 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Top 18 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 20 May 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 -110 1,326 £45,500 -1.09% 208
UK excluding London -110 823 £42,500 - 133
London -95 550 £60,000 +9.09% 81
South East -30 279 £45,000 -5.26% 34
North of England -130 171 £37,500 -6.25% 25
Midlands -23 146 £40,000 -5.88% 29
West Midlands +8 107 £37,500 -11.76% 18
North West -58 104 £37,000 -7.50% 16
South West -18 95 £40,000 - 24
East of England -65 84 £45,000 -5.26% 15
Yorkshire -117 57 £46,250 +15.63% 7
East Midlands -32 39 £42,500 - 11
Wales -39 32 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Scotland -95 25 £45,000 +12.50% 4
North East -18 10 £37,000 -7.50% 2
Northern Ireland +1 2 £32,500 +38.30%
Isle of Man +1 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 1,395 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1,028 (73.69%) SQL
3 722 (51.76%) Microsoft
4 640 (45.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 603 (43.23%) .NET
6 534 (38.28%) C#
6 534 (38.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 524 (37.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 497 (35.63%) T-SQL
9 434 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
10 387 (27.74%) Finance
11 369 (26.45%) Business Intelligence
12 356 (25.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 347 (24.87%) ASP.NET
14 338 (24.23%) Windows
15 323 (23.15%) SQL Server 2014
16 319 (22.87%) MVC
17 286 (20.50%) JavaScript
18 274 (19.64%) Data Warehouse
18 274 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
19 265 (19.00%) SQL Server 2016
20 254 (18.21%) HTML
21 251 (17.99%) ETL
22 237 (16.99%) Web Services
23 233 (16.70%) CSS
24 203 (14.55%) Visual Studio
25 194 (13.91%) WCF
26 193 (13.84%) Performance Tuning
27 179 (12.83%) .NET Framework
28 178 (12.76%) Windows Server

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
1 114 (8.17%) IIS
2 78 (5.59%) SharePoint
3 74 (5.30%) MS Exchange
4 53 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 37 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 29 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
8 25 (1.79%) CMS
8 25 (1.79%) Confluence
9 19 (1.36%) Umbraco
10 16 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 16 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 15 (1.08%) Drupal
11 15 (1.08%) JBoss
11 15 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (1.08%) WebSphere
12 14 (1.00%) Apache
12 14 (1.00%) SAS
13 13 (0.93%) Skype for Business
14 11 (0.79%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 78 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.22%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.14%) FreeHand
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.14%) SPSS
5 1 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.072%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.72%) Elite 3E
3 18 (1.29%) MetaTrader
4 17 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.36%) assyst
7 3 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.22%) Sage 1000
7 3 (0.22%) Sage 500
8 2 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
8 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.072%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.072%) Endur
9 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.072%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 1 (0.072%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 274 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (3.87%) Office 365
4 28 (2.01%) Azure Data Factory
5 27 (1.94%) SaaS
6 18 (1.29%) NuGet
7 15 (1.08%) PaaS
8 12 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (0.65%) IaaS
10 6 (0.43%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.29%) GitHub
12 4 (0.29%) npm
13 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.22%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.14%) Data Lake Analytics
15 1 (0.072%) Azure Machine Learning
15 1 (0.072%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.16%) Firewall
2 50 (3.58%) DNS
3 47 (3.37%) SAN
4 38 (2.72%) DHCP
5 35 (2.51%) Internet
6 33 (2.37%) TCP/IP
7 28 (2.01%) VoIP
8 26 (1.86%) LAN
8 26 (1.86%) VLAN
9 25 (1.79%) WAN
10 24 (1.72%) NetScaler
11 22 (1.58%) VPN
12 20 (1.43%) NAS
13 13 (0.93%) Skype
14 11 (0.79%) WLAN
15 10 (0.72%) HTTP
16 9 (0.65%) LTE
17 8 (0.57%) SNMP
17 8 (0.57%) SSL
18 7 (0.50%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,395 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 640 (45.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 534 (38.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 524 (37.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 356 (25.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 323 (23.15%) SQL Server 2014
7 274 (19.64%) Data Warehouse
8 265 (19.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 139 (9.96%) Power BI
10 123 (8.82%) SQL Server 2005
11 115 (8.24%) Relational Database
12 47 (3.37%) MySQL
13 46 (3.30%) Crystal Reports
14 44 (3.15%) Oracle Database
15 43 (3.08%) SQL Server 2000
16 42 (3.01%) Azure SQL Database
17 33 (2.37%) NoSQL
18 32 (2.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 32 (2.29%) MS Access
19 30 (2.15%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 203 (14.55%) Visual Studio
2 156 (11.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 69 (4.95%) Git (software)
4 52 (3.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 47 (3.37%) TeamCity
6 38 (2.72%) JIRA
7 35 (2.51%) Octopus Deploy
8 21 (1.51%) ReSharper
9 20 (1.43%) Maven
10 19 (1.36%) Eclipse
11 18 (1.29%) Ant
11 18 (1.29%) CA Release Automation
11 18 (1.29%) Fiddler
11 18 (1.29%) IntelliJ
11 18 (1.29%) Jenkins
12 17 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
13 16 (1.15%) NUnit
14 15 (1.08%) Selenium
15 14 (1.00%) Subversion
16 10 (0.72%) Moq
General
1 387 (27.74%) Finance
2 61 (4.37%) Advertising
2 61 (4.37%) Banking
2 61 (4.37%) Retail
3 48 (3.44%) Marketing
4 31 (2.22%) Front Office
5 29 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 22 (1.58%) Legal
7 18 (1.29%) Automotive
7 18 (1.29%) Games
8 15 (1.08%) Back Office
9 14 (1.00%) Law
10 12 (0.86%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.50%) Electronics
11 7 (0.50%) Publishing
12 5 (0.36%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.072%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 792 (56.77%) Developer
2 232 (16.63%) .NET Developer
3 213 (15.27%) SQL Developer
4 210 (15.05%) DBA
5 183 (13.12%) C# Developer
5 183 (13.12%) SQL DBA
6 176 (12.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 131 (9.39%) Senior Developer
8 124 (8.89%) Administrator
9 118 (8.46%) C# .NET Developer
10 108 (7.74%) Analyst
11 86 (6.16%) Software Developer
12 67 (4.80%) SQL BI Developer
12 67 (4.80%) SSIS Developer
13 66 (4.73%) SQL Server Developer
14 61 (4.37%) SQL Server DBA
15 45 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
15 45 (3.23%) Consultant
16 43 (3.08%) ETL Developer
17 42 (3.01%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 603 (43.23%) .NET
2 347 (24.87%) ASP.NET
3 254 (18.21%) HTML
4 237 (16.99%) Web Services
5 233 (16.70%) CSS
6 194 (13.91%) WCF
7 179 (12.83%) .NET Framework
8 175 (12.54%) ASP.NET Web API
9 169 (12.11%) XML
10 167 (11.97%) AngularJS
11 162 (11.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 154 (11.04%) jQuery
13 152 (10.90%) Entity Framework
14 110 (7.89%) SOAP
15 81 (5.81%) REST
16 78 (5.59%) RESTful
17 74 (5.30%) WPF
18 72 (5.16%) JSON
19 69 (4.95%) XSLT
20 65 (4.66%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 84 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (4.44%) Clustering
3 56 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
4 54 (3.87%) Replication
5 52 (3.73%) Computer Science
6 51 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
7 50 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
8 32 (2.29%) Management Information System
9 30 (2.15%) Data Centre
10 25 (1.79%) Fintech
10 25 (1.79%) User Experience
11 24 (1.72%) W3C
12 23 (1.65%) Driving Licence
13 19 (1.36%) Mobile App
14 15 (1.08%) FMCG
15 13 (0.93%) N-Tier
16 12 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
17 10 (0.72%) Blackberry
17 10 (0.72%) Data Structures
18 8 (0.57%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 338 (24.23%) Windows
2 178 (12.76%) Windows Server
3 151 (10.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 101 (7.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (4.95%) Linux
6 48 (3.44%) Windows 7
7 36 (2.58%) Windows 10
8 26 (1.86%) Windows 8
9 21 (1.51%) CentOS
10 18 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (1.08%) Unix
12 13 (0.93%) VMS
13 12 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.50%) Android
14 7 (0.50%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.43%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.22%) Solaris
17 2 (0.14%) Apple iOS
18 1 (0.072%) HPUX
18 1 (0.072%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (26.45%) Business Intelligence
3 319 (22.87%) MVC
4 251 (17.99%) ETL
5 193 (13.84%) Performance Tuning
6 155 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 154 (11.04%) SDLC
8 141 (10.11%) TDD
9 131 (9.39%) ITIL
10 122 (8.75%) Scrum
11 120 (8.60%) Data Modelling
12 110 (7.89%) Unit Testing
13 101 (7.24%) Kimball Methodology
14 100 (7.17%) Migration
15 84 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
16 81 (5.81%) DevOps
17 78 (5.59%) High Availability
18 75 (5.38%) Change Management
18 75 (5.38%) OO
19 74 (5.30%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1,028 (73.69%) SQL
2 534 (38.28%) C#
3 497 (35.63%) T-SQL
4 286 (20.50%) JavaScript
5 148 (10.61%) PowerShell
6 126 (9.03%) VB.NET
7 48 (3.44%) VBA
8 45 (3.23%) Java
9 37 (2.65%) PL/SQL
10 33 (2.37%) VB
11 29 (2.08%) Perl
12 26 (1.86%) TypeScript
13 21 (1.51%) C
14 19 (1.36%) XPath
15 14 (1.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 13 (0.93%) VB6
17 11 (0.79%) PHP
17 11 (0.79%) VBScript
18 8 (0.57%) Python
19 6 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 104 (7.46%) Degree
2 81 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (2.29%) MCSE
4 22 (1.58%) MCITP
5 19 (1.36%) MCSA
6 18 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (1.15%) Security Cleared
8 15 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 13 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (0.93%) Postgraduate
10 11 (0.79%) CCNA
11 8 (0.57%) SC Cleared
12 7 (0.50%) MCTS
13 6 (0.43%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.43%) MCP
14 5 (0.36%) CCENT
14 5 (0.36%) MBA
14 5 (0.36%) MCDBA
15 4 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.37%) QA
2 46 (3.30%) Data Quality
3 33 (2.37%) SLA
4 8 (0.57%) COBIT
5 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.36%) GDPR
7 3 (0.22%) DICOM
7 3 (0.22%) HL7
7 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.14%) MiFID
8 2 (0.14%) TickIT
9 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 107 (7.67%) Active Directory
2 69 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (2.80%) Hyper-V
4 23 (1.65%) XenApp
5 20 (1.43%) HDFS
6 19 (1.36%) vSphere
7 17 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (1.22%) XenDesktop
8 11 (0.79%) DFS Replication
9 9 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.50%) OpenAM
12 5 (0.36%) Docker
13 4 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.22%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
16 1 (0.072%) Firmware
16 1 (0.072%) NFS
16 1 (0.072%) Terminal Services
16 1 (0.072%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 33 (2.37%) Perfmon
2 27 (1.94%) SCCM
3 18 (1.29%) Kibana
3 18 (1.29%) logstash
3 18 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
4 17 (1.22%) Puppet
5 15 (1.08%) Backup Exec
6 14 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (0.93%) SCOM
7 13 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 12 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (0.79%) WSUS
10 9 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.36%) Data Guard
12 5 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
12 5 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.29%) Endace
13 4 (0.29%) Foglight
13 4 (0.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 722 (51.76%) Microsoft
2 123 (8.82%) VMware
3 105 (7.53%) Oracle
4 70 (5.02%) Tableau
5 62 (4.44%) Cisco
6 37 (2.65%) Cognos
7 36 (2.58%) Citrix
8 30 (2.15%) SolarWinds
9 28 (2.01%) HP
10 25 (1.79%) SAP
11 24 (1.72%) Intapp
11 24 (1.72%) Symantec
12 22 (1.58%) TIBCO
13 21 (1.51%) CheckPoint
14 20 (1.43%) WorldPay
15 19 (1.36%) RedGate
16 18 (1.29%) Cadence
16 18 (1.29%) Capita
16 18 (1.29%) Charles River
17 15 (1.08%) Red Hat