Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 360 238 202
Rank change year-on-year -122 -36 -32
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 1,485 2,489 3,729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 1.42% 1.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.76% 4.72% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,315 2,243 3,269
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,600 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
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 53,842 52,725 67,072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.56% 30.04% 31.74%
Number of salaries quoted 44,923 44,972 56,664
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

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 February 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Top 17 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 February 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 -112 1,400 £45,000 - 200
UK excluding London -88 933 £42,500 - 135
London -121 531 £55,000 +4.76% 77
South East -49 297 £42,500 -10.53% 23
North of England -124 224 £42,500 +6.25% 31
Midlands -49 127 £37,500 -11.76% 31
East of England -42 120 £45,000 -5.26% 12
North West -55 115 £36,000 -10.00% 15
West Midlands -21 106 £37,500 -11.76% 15
South West -22 101 £40,000 +14.29% 26
Yorkshire -117 99 £46,250 +15.63% 12
Scotland -70 34 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Wales -4 30 £40,000 +10.34% 7
East Midlands -49 21 £37,500 -6.25% 16
North East -34 10 £35,000 -3.45% 4
Northern Ireland -17 3 £32,500 +38.30% 2
Isle of Man -1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 1,485 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1,140 (76.77%) SQL
3 740 (49.83%) Microsoft
4 642 (43.23%) .NET
5 626 (42.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 569 (38.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 567 (38.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 553 (37.24%) C#
9 450 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
10 446 (30.03%) T-SQL
11 430 (28.96%) Business Intelligence
12 404 (27.21%) Windows
13 388 (26.13%) SQL Server 2014
14 377 (25.39%) ASP.NET
15 373 (25.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 358 (24.11%) MVC
17 330 (22.22%) Finance
18 312 (21.01%) JavaScript
19 297 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
20 281 (18.92%) ETL
21 280 (18.86%) SQL Server 2016
22 250 (16.84%) Microsoft Azure
23 241 (16.23%) HTML
24 228 (15.35%) Visual Studio
25 220 (14.81%) Windows Server
26 209 (14.07%) Team Foundation Server
27 186 (12.53%) CSS
27 186 (12.53%) .NET Framework
28 182 (12.26%) jQuery
29 181 (12.19%) Performance Tuning

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
1 154 (10.37%) IIS
2 102 (6.87%) MS Exchange
3 100 (6.73%) SharePoint
4 77 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 32 (2.15%) Tomcat
7 22 (1.48%) CMS
8 20 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (1.28%) Confluence
10 18 (1.21%) Umbraco
11 17 (1.14%) Apache
12 14 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (0.88%) Skype for Business
14 10 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 10 (0.67%) Drupal
14 10 (0.67%) JBoss
15 9 (0.61%) SAS
15 9 (0.61%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 81 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.067%) FreeHand
4 1 (0.067%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 49 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.94%) MetaTrader
4 12 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 8 (0.54%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.20%) Sage 1000
7 3 (0.20%) Sage 500
8 2 (0.13%) assyst
8 2 (0.13%) Endur
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.067%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.067%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 1 (0.067%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 250 (16.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (4.71%) Office 365
4 38 (2.56%) SaaS
5 23 (1.55%) PaaS
6 20 (1.35%) Azure Machine Learning
7 19 (1.28%) Azure Data Factory
8 12 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
8 12 (0.81%) IaaS
9 11 (0.74%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.47%) GitHub
12 5 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.20%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.20%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.13%) Data Lake Analytics
14 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.13%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 94 (6.33%) Firewall
2 75 (5.05%) DNS
3 47 (3.16%) DHCP
4 46 (3.10%) SAN
5 45 (3.03%) Internet
6 35 (2.36%) TCP/IP
6 35 (2.36%) VLAN
7 31 (2.09%) VoIP
8 29 (1.95%) WAN
9 28 (1.89%) LAN
10 22 (1.48%) NetScaler
11 21 (1.41%) VPN
12 17 (1.14%) Intranet
13 15 (1.01%) HTTP
13 15 (1.01%) MPLS
14 13 (0.88%) Ethernet
15 11 (0.74%) SMS
15 11 (0.74%) SSL
16 10 (0.67%) FTP
17 8 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,485 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 626 (42.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 569 (38.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 567 (38.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 388 (26.13%) SQL Server 2014
6 373 (25.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 297 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
8 280 (18.86%) SQL Server 2016
9 173 (11.65%) Power BI
10 134 (9.02%) SQL Server 2005
11 79 (5.32%) Relational Database
12 59 (3.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 51 (3.43%) MS Access
13 51 (3.43%) Oracle Database
14 47 (3.16%) Crystal Reports
15 46 (3.10%) MongoDB
16 42 (2.83%) OLAP
17 41 (2.76%) Azure SQL Database
17 41 (2.76%) Big Data
18 35 (2.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 228 (15.35%) Visual Studio
2 209 (14.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 68 (4.58%) TeamCity
4 66 (4.44%) Git (software)
5 49 (3.30%) Octopus Deploy
6 47 (3.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 34 (2.29%) JIRA
8 27 (1.82%) Selenium
9 23 (1.55%) NUnit
10 21 (1.41%) ReSharper
11 20 (1.35%) MSBuild
12 18 (1.21%) Ant
12 18 (1.21%) Eclipse
13 17 (1.14%) Moq
13 17 (1.14%) MSTest
14 16 (1.08%) Maven
14 16 (1.08%) NuGet
15 15 (1.01%) Jenkins
15 15 (1.01%) Subversion
16 14 (0.94%) IntelliJ
General
1 330 (22.22%) Finance
2 71 (4.78%) Advertising
3 70 (4.71%) Banking
4 58 (3.91%) Marketing
5 54 (3.64%) Retail
6 30 (2.02%) Front Office
7 29 (1.95%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.48%) Back Office
8 22 (1.48%) Games
9 17 (1.14%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.81%) Automotive
11 11 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.74%) Legal
12 10 (0.67%) Electronics
13 6 (0.40%) Publishing
14 5 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.34%) Law
15 3 (0.20%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.067%) Military
16 1 (0.067%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 817 (55.02%) Developer
2 243 (16.36%) .NET Developer
3 238 (16.03%) SQL Developer
4 236 (15.89%) DBA
5 206 (13.87%) C# Developer
6 205 (13.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 197 (13.27%) SQL DBA
8 154 (10.37%) Administrator
9 141 (9.49%) C# .NET Developer
10 128 (8.62%) Analyst
10 128 (8.62%) Senior Developer
11 124 (8.35%) Software Developer
12 90 (6.06%) SQL BI Developer
13 84 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
14 80 (5.39%) SSIS Developer
15 75 (5.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 75 (5.05%) SQL Server Developer
16 64 (4.31%) SQL Server DBA
17 59 (3.97%) Junior
18 56 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 642 (43.23%) .NET
2 377 (25.39%) ASP.NET
3 241 (16.23%) HTML
4 186 (12.53%) .NET Framework
4 186 (12.53%) CSS
5 182 (12.26%) jQuery
6 176 (11.85%) WCF
7 175 (11.78%) Web Services
8 171 (11.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 166 (11.18%) AngularJS
10 160 (10.77%) ASP.NET Web API
10 160 (10.77%) Entity Framework
11 156 (10.51%) XML
12 92 (6.20%) Ajax
13 79 (5.32%) SOAP
14 78 (5.25%) REST
15 66 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 65 (4.38%) JSON
17 62 (4.18%) HTML5
17 62 (4.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 95 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (5.72%) Clustering
3 53 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 47 (3.16%) Replication
5 44 (2.96%) Data Centre
6 33 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 32 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
9 24 (1.62%) Driving Licence
10 23 (1.55%) Mobile App
11 20 (1.35%) Fintech
12 17 (1.14%) Data Structures
12 17 (1.14%) N-Tier
13 16 (1.08%) User Experience
14 13 (0.88%) FMCG
15 10 (0.67%) Equities
16 9 (0.61%) Blackberry
17 8 (0.54%) Algorithms
17 8 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
17 8 (0.54%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 404 (27.21%) Windows
2 220 (14.81%) Windows Server
3 168 (11.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 127 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (4.98%) Linux
6 57 (3.84%) Windows 7
7 39 (2.63%) Windows 10
8 35 (2.36%) Windows 8
9 30 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (1.62%) CentOS
11 20 (1.35%) Unix
12 18 (1.21%) Android
12 18 (1.21%) VMS
13 16 (1.08%) Apple iOS
13 16 (1.08%) Windows XP
14 10 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.54%) Solaris
15 8 (0.54%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.40%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 430 (28.96%) Business Intelligence
3 358 (24.11%) MVC
4 281 (18.92%) ETL
5 181 (12.19%) Performance Tuning
6 139 (9.36%) Scrum
7 138 (9.29%) Data Modelling
7 138 (9.29%) TDD
8 126 (8.48%) ITIL
9 120 (8.08%) SDLC
10 106 (7.14%) Web Development
11 105 (7.07%) Migration
12 103 (6.94%) Kimball Methodology
13 101 (6.80%) Unit Testing
14 98 (6.60%) High Availability
15 97 (6.53%) Analytics
16 91 (6.13%) OO
17 88 (5.93%) Service Delivery
18 85 (5.72%) Disaster Recovery
19 81 (5.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1,140 (76.77%) SQL
2 553 (37.24%) C#
3 446 (30.03%) T-SQL
4 312 (21.01%) JavaScript
5 166 (11.18%) PowerShell
6 108 (7.27%) VB.NET
7 50 (3.37%) VBA
8 39 (2.63%) TypeScript
9 34 (2.29%) Java
10 26 (1.75%) PL/SQL
11 24 (1.62%) Python
12 21 (1.41%) R
13 20 (1.35%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.28%) C
14 19 (1.28%) Perl
14 19 (1.28%) VB
15 15 (1.01%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.74%) XPath
17 10 (0.67%) PHP
17 10 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 128 (8.62%) Degree
2 121 (8.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (3.43%) MCSE
4 42 (2.83%) MCSA
5 34 (2.29%) MCITP
6 29 (1.95%) Security Cleared
7 28 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (1.68%) CCNA
9 17 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (0.88%) DV Cleared
11 12 (0.81%) CCA
11 12 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
12 11 (0.74%) SC Cleared
13 10 (0.67%) OCP
13 10 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
14 9 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.61%) MBA
14 9 (0.61%) MCP
14 9 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (0.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (5.05%) QA
2 35 (2.36%) Data Quality
2 35 (2.36%) SLA
3 8 (0.54%) COBIT
3 8 (0.54%) GDPR
4 6 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.27%) NEBOSH
5 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.13%) DICOM
6 2 (0.13%) HL7
6 2 (0.13%) TickIT
7 1 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.067%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 157 (10.57%) Active Directory
2 101 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (3.97%) Hyper-V
4 37 (2.49%) vSphere
5 35 (2.36%) XenApp
6 32 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (1.35%) XenDesktop
8 18 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (1.01%) HDFS
10 12 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.67%) Terminal Server
13 8 (0.54%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.34%) DFS Replication
16 4 (0.27%) Docker
17 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
18 1 (0.067%) Firmware
18 1 (0.067%) VMware Workstation
18 1 (0.067%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (1.82%) Perfmon
2 25 (1.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 24 (1.62%) Backup Exec
4 23 (1.55%) SCCM
5 21 (1.41%) Puppet
6 16 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
7 14 (0.94%) Kibana
7 14 (0.94%) logstash
7 14 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
8 11 (0.74%) Data Guard
9 10 (0.67%) SCOM
9 10 (0.67%) vCenter Server
10 9 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
10 9 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.54%) WSUS
12 6 (0.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (0.40%) Malwarebytes
12 6 (0.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 740 (49.83%) Microsoft
2 169 (11.38%) VMware
3 102 (6.87%) Tableau
4 101 (6.80%) Cisco
5 87 (5.86%) Oracle
6 69 (4.65%) Cognos
7 45 (3.03%) Citrix
7 45 (3.03%) Symantec
8 41 (2.76%) IBM
8 41 (2.76%) SAP
9 40 (2.69%) RedGate
10 32 (2.15%) Telerik
11 30 (2.02%) HP
12 23 (1.55%) Cadence
12 23 (1.55%) Charles River
13 21 (1.41%) Dell
14 20 (1.35%) Alteryx
14 20 (1.35%) Red Hat
15 19 (1.28%) SolarWinds
16 18 (1.21%) Capita