Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 348 331 225
Rank change year-on-year -17 -106 -28
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 1,449 1,800 2,965
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.00% 1.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.07% 3.30% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,216 1,571 2,672
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 47,127 54,489 56,356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.11% 30.22% 29.63%
Number of salaries quoted 38,769 44,834 48,117
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 £83,750 £77,500 £76,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 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 -35 1,309 £50,000 +5.26% 173
UK excluding London -56 754 £45,000 - 125
London +30 653 £57,500 +4.55% 60
South East -58 194 £47,500 +5.56% 24
North of England -44 183 £40,000 -7.51% 42
Midlands +17 139 £42,500 -5.56% 23
North West -10 108 £45,000 +12.50% 24
West Midlands +8 82 £43,500 -3.33% 11
Scotland +19 78 £48,750 +14.71% 10
East of England -46 73 £45,000 - 13
South West -51 66 £41,058 +2.65% 11
Yorkshire -50 62 £37,500 -16.67% 16
East Midlands +40 57 £42,500 - 12
Wales +17 35 £42,500 -15.00%
North East -14 13 £41,500 +6.52% 2

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1,449 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1,054 (72.74%) SQL
3 694 (47.90%) Microsoft
4 638 (44.03%) C#
5 628 (43.34%) .NET
6 562 (38.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 538 (37.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 476 (32.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 472 (32.57%) T-SQL
10 382 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
11 379 (26.16%) Finance
12 372 (25.67%) ASP.NET
13 370 (25.53%) Business Intelligence
14 352 (24.29%) MVC
15 343 (23.67%) SQL Server 2014
16 342 (23.60%) HTML
17 334 (23.05%) Microsoft Azure
18 326 (22.50%) SQL Server 2016
19 322 (22.22%) Windows
20 291 (20.08%) JavaScript
21 281 (19.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 276 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
23 259 (17.87%) CSS
24 237 (16.36%) Problem-Solving
25 230 (15.87%) ETL
26 226 (15.60%) Degree
27 208 (14.35%) WCF
27 208 (14.35%) Team Foundation Server
28 207 (14.29%) Web Services
29 200 (13.80%) 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
1 111 (7.66%) SharePoint
2 96 (6.63%) IIS
3 44 (3.04%) CMS
4 43 (2.97%) MS Exchange
5 41 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
7 24 (1.66%) Drupal
8 23 (1.59%) WebSphere
9 22 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
9 22 (1.52%) Skype for Business
10 16 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (1.04%) Tomcat
12 14 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
15 11 (0.76%) JBoss
16 10 (0.69%) Apache
17 9 (0.62%) Apache Spark
18 8 (0.55%) NServiceBus
18 8 (0.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 99 (6.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 88 (6.07%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.28%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.069%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.069%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 41 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.62%) FastStats
4 8 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.35%) Elite 3E
5 5 (0.35%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.21%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.21%) Magento
7 3 (0.21%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.069%) Endur
8 1 (0.069%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.069%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 334 (23.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (4.28%) Office 365
4 60 (4.14%) PaaS
5 25 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
6 24 (1.66%) Azure Data Factory
7 18 (1.24%) IaaS
8 16 (1.10%) SaaS
9 13 (0.90%) Data Lake Analytics
9 13 (0.90%) Yammer
10 12 (0.83%) Serverless
11 11 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (0.62%) Azure Functions
13 8 (0.55%) Mimecast
13 8 (0.55%) npm
14 5 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.35%) Yarn
15 4 (0.28%) Azure Machine Learning
16 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
17 2 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.97%) SAN
2 66 (4.55%) DNS
3 54 (3.73%) DHCP
4 46 (3.17%) Firewall
5 39 (2.69%) TCP/IP
6 36 (2.48%) LAN
6 36 (2.48%) WAN
7 33 (2.28%) VPN
8 24 (1.66%) Skype
9 22 (1.52%) VLAN
10 21 (1.45%) Internet
11 18 (1.24%) NAS
12 17 (1.17%) Intranet
13 15 (1.04%) HTTP
14 14 (0.97%) SMTP
14 14 (0.97%) VoIP
15 12 (0.83%) FTP
16 10 (0.69%) MPLS
17 8 (0.55%) NetScaler
17 8 (0.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,449 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 562 (38.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 538 (37.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 476 (32.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 343 (23.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 326 (22.50%) SQL Server 2016
7 281 (19.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 276 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
9 160 (11.04%) Power BI
10 135 (9.32%) Relational Database
11 115 (7.94%) SQL Server 2005
12 79 (5.45%) MySQL
13 78 (5.38%) Oracle Database
14 74 (5.11%) NoSQL
15 67 (4.62%) Big Data
16 50 (3.45%) MongoDB
17 49 (3.38%) Oracle Database 10g
18 48 (3.31%) Azure SQL Database
19 45 (3.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 45 (3.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 208 (14.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 193 (13.32%) Visual Studio
3 104 (7.18%) Git (software)
4 39 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 33 (2.28%) Jenkins
5 33 (2.28%) Subversion
6 23 (1.59%) Selenium
6 23 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
7 20 (1.38%) NUnit
7 20 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 19 (1.31%) JIRA
8 19 (1.31%) TeamCity
9 18 (1.24%) Bitbucket
10 17 (1.17%) Jasmine
11 14 (0.97%) gulp
12 13 (0.90%) Protractor
13 11 (0.76%) ER Studio
13 11 (0.76%) Grunt
13 11 (0.76%) Karma Test Runner
13 11 (0.76%) Mocha
General
1 379 (26.16%) Finance
2 81 (5.59%) Banking
3 72 (4.97%) Retail
4 64 (4.42%) Front Office
5 50 (3.45%) Advertising
6 44 (3.04%) Marketing
7 38 (2.62%) Investment Banking
8 36 (2.48%) Back Office
9 30 (2.07%) Law
10 26 (1.79%) Legal
11 23 (1.59%) Financial Institution
12 21 (1.45%) Manufacturing
13 19 (1.31%) Telecoms
14 18 (1.24%) Automotive
15 14 (0.97%) Publishing
16 13 (0.90%) Games
17 9 (0.62%) General Ledger
18 3 (0.21%) Billing
18 3 (0.21%) Electronics
19 2 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 854 (58.94%) Developer
2 263 (18.15%) .NET Developer
3 237 (16.36%) SQL Developer
4 224 (15.46%) DBA
5 213 (14.70%) C# Developer
6 191 (13.18%) SQL DBA
7 160 (11.04%) Senior Developer
8 145 (10.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 139 (9.59%) Analyst
10 123 (8.49%) C# .NET Developer
11 105 (7.25%) Administrator
12 84 (5.80%) SQL Server DBA
13 82 (5.66%) Software Developer
14 68 (4.69%) Senior .NET Developer
15 65 (4.49%) Lead Developer
16 63 (4.35%) SQL BI Developer
17 55 (3.80%) ASP.NET Developer
17 55 (3.80%) SSIS Developer
18 54 (3.73%) SQL Server Developer
19 53 (3.66%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 628 (43.34%) .NET
2 372 (25.67%) ASP.NET
3 342 (23.60%) HTML
4 259 (17.87%) CSS
5 208 (14.35%) WCF
6 207 (14.29%) Web Services
7 199 (13.73%) jQuery
8 190 (13.11%) .NET Framework
9 180 (12.42%) AngularJS
10 158 (10.90%) ASP.NET Web API
11 146 (10.08%) Entity Framework
12 144 (9.94%) ASP.NET MVC
13 141 (9.73%) XML
14 109 (7.52%) WPF
15 94 (6.49%) SOAP
16 85 (5.87%) LINQ
17 84 (5.80%) HTML5
18 77 (5.31%) .NET Core
19 70 (4.83%) Ajax
20 69 (4.76%) React
Miscellaneous
1 153 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (6.42%) Clustering
3 87 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
4 85 (5.87%) Enterprise Software
5 79 (5.45%) Computer Science
6 51 (3.52%) Replication
7 49 (3.38%) User Experience
8 31 (2.14%) Management Information System
9 24 (1.66%) Data Centre
9 24 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
10 23 (1.59%) Reinsurance
11 21 (1.45%) Fintech
12 18 (1.24%) Client/Server
12 18 (1.24%) N-Tier
12 18 (1.24%) W3C
13 16 (1.10%) Data Structures
14 15 (1.04%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.97%) Hedge funds
16 13 (0.90%) Fixed Income
17 12 (0.83%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 322 (22.22%) Windows
2 200 (13.80%) Windows Server
3 94 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 92 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (4.76%) Linux
6 43 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (2.28%) Windows 10
8 32 (2.21%) Windows 7
9 23 (1.59%) Unix
10 20 (1.38%) Solaris
10 20 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (1.24%) Android
12 13 (0.90%) CentOS
13 11 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
13 11 (0.76%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.62%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.55%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.48%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.28%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.21%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (25.53%) Business Intelligence
3 352 (24.29%) MVC
4 237 (16.36%) Problem-Solving
5 230 (15.87%) ETL
6 179 (12.35%) Scrum
7 142 (9.80%) Data Modelling
8 137 (9.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 136 (9.39%) Test Automation
10 135 (9.32%) Performance Tuning
11 133 (9.18%) ITIL
12 117 (8.07%) TDD
13 99 (6.83%) OO
14 97 (6.69%) Migration
15 92 (6.35%) High Availability
16 90 (6.21%) Asset Management
17 89 (6.14%) SDLC
18 78 (5.38%) SOA
18 78 (5.38%) Unit Testing
19 76 (5.24%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1,054 (72.74%) SQL
2 638 (44.03%) C#
3 472 (32.57%) T-SQL
4 291 (20.08%) JavaScript
5 160 (11.04%) PowerShell
6 77 (5.31%) VB.NET
7 66 (4.55%) Java
8 56 (3.86%) VB
9 53 (3.66%) VBA
10 51 (3.52%) PL/SQL
11 43 (2.97%) TypeScript
12 31 (2.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 25 (1.73%) Python
14 21 (1.45%) PHP
15 19 (1.31%) C
16 14 (0.97%) C++
17 12 (0.83%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.62%) R
19 6 (0.41%) Bash Shell
19 6 (0.41%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 226 (15.60%) Degree
2 105 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (3.38%) MCSE
4 27 (1.86%) MCSA
5 26 (1.79%) Security Cleared
6 24 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (1.59%) SC Cleared
8 13 (0.90%) MCITP
8 13 (0.90%) MCP
9 12 (0.83%) CCNA
9 12 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.83%) Postgraduate
10 11 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (0.55%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.41%) ISEB
13 5 (0.35%) APMP
13 5 (0.35%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.35%) MCSD
13 5 (0.35%) MCT
13 5 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.31%) QA
2 35 (2.42%) SLA
3 28 (1.93%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (1.17%) GDPR
6 5 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.35%) PMO
7 4 (0.28%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.21%) HL7
9 2 (0.14%) DICOM
9 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.14%) MiFID
9 2 (0.14%) TickIT
10 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.069%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 102 (7.04%) Active Directory
2 70 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (3.38%) Hyper-V
4 34 (2.35%) XenApp
5 29 (2.00%) vSphere
6 22 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
7 20 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (1.17%) XenDesktop
10 15 (1.04%) Docker
11 11 (0.76%) HDFS
12 7 (0.48%) DFS Replication
13 6 (0.41%) Oracle Clusterware
14 4 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.21%) VMware NSX
16 1 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 1 (0.069%) OpenAM
16 1 (0.069%) VirtualBox
16 1 (0.069%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (2.28%) Microsoft Clustering
1 33 (2.28%) SCCM
2 23 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
3 22 (1.52%) Backup Exec
4 15 (1.04%) Automic
5 11 (0.76%) Ansible
5 11 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 9 (0.62%) Puppet
6 9 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.55%) Oracle ZFS
7 8 (0.55%) SCOM
7 8 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (0.55%) XenMobile
8 7 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (0.48%) Control-M
8 7 (0.48%) Nagios
9 6 (0.41%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.41%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.41%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 694 (47.90%) Microsoft
2 168 (11.59%) Oracle
3 96 (6.63%) VMware
4 75 (5.18%) Tableau
5 56 (3.86%) Citrix
6 50 (3.45%) Xamarin
7 43 (2.97%) Red Hat
8 40 (2.76%) Telerik
9 37 (2.55%) Veeam
10 35 (2.42%) Cisco
11 29 (2.00%) Cadence
12 24 (1.66%) Google
13 22 (1.52%) HP
14 20 (1.38%) Cognos
14 20 (1.38%) EMC
15 18 (1.24%) Sybase
16 15 (1.04%) Adobe
16 15 (1.04%) CheckPoint
17 14 (0.97%) Axosoft
18 13 (0.90%) Dell