The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 180 86
Rank change year-on-year +33 -94  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2012 60 67 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.26% 1.09% 2.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.23% 4.00% 8.34%
Number of salaries quoted 43 66 139
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.65% +9.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server 2012 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1419 1674 1799
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 29.75% 27.11% 35.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1235 1436 1585
Median salary £40,000 £41,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.19% +4.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SQL Server 2012 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2012 in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2012
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2012 in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2012
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2012
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +16 29 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Coventry - 9 £42,500 -
Warwickshire +32 8 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Staffordshire +4 6 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Stourbridge - 2 £45,000 -
Solihull -17 1 £50,000 +10.49%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £25,000 -
SQL Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 124 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 80 (64.52%) SQL
3 68 (54.84%) Microsoft
4 56 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (42.74%) .NET
6 49 (39.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 48 (38.71%) SQL Server 2014
8 44 (35.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 42 (33.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 40 (32.26%) C#
10 40 (32.26%) JavaScript
11 37 (29.84%) Windows
12 34 (27.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 31 (25.00%) HTML
14 30 (24.19%) MS Excel
15 29 (23.39%) CSS
15 29 (23.39%) T-SQL
16 28 (22.58%) Business Intelligence
17 26 (20.97%) ASP.NET
18 24 (19.35%) TDD
18 24 (19.35%) Windows Server
19 23 (18.55%) Scrum
20 22 (17.74%) Visual Studio
20 22 (17.74%) SQL Server 2005
21 20 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
21 20 (16.13%) Mentoring
21 20 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
21 20 (16.13%) Finance
22 19 (15.32%) MVC
22 19 (15.32%) Microsoft Certification

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (4.03%) IIS
2 2 (1.61%) SAS
2 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (24.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (6.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.61%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.61%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.81%) Intranet
2 1 (0.81%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 49 (39.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (38.71%) SQL Server 2014
4 44 (35.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (33.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 34 (27.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 22 (17.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 18 (14.52%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (14.52%) MongoDB
9 17 (13.71%) NoSQL
10 11 (8.87%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (3.23%) DTS
11 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.61%) SAP HANA
12 2 (1.61%) SQL CLR
12 2 (1.61%) UniData
Development Applications
1 22 (17.74%) Visual Studio
2 20 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (8.87%) Git (software)
4 10 (8.06%) git-flow
5 1 (0.81%) NCrunch
5 1 (0.81%) Selenium
5 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 20 (16.13%) Finance
2 18 (14.52%) Automotive
3 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.61%) Marketing
4 2 (1.61%) Publishing
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 72 (58.06%) Developer
2 29 (23.39%) Senior Developer
3 28 (22.58%) .NET Developer
4 27 (21.77%) SQL Developer
5 22 (17.74%) DBA
6 20 (16.13%) C# Developer
7 18 (14.52%) Administrator
7 18 (14.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 18 (14.52%) C# .NET Developer
8 17 (13.71%) Senior DBA
9 13 (10.48%) Analyst
10 12 (9.68%) ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (9.68%) Software Developer
11 10 (8.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (8.06%) iOS Developer
11 10 (8.06%) Senior iOS Developer
11 10 (8.06%) SQL BI Developer
12 9 (7.26%) Senior .NET Developer
12 9 (7.26%) Support Analyst
12 9 (7.26%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (42.74%) .NET
2 31 (25.00%) HTML
3 29 (23.39%) CSS
4 26 (20.97%) ASP.NET
5 17 (13.71%) jQuery
6 11 (8.87%) .NET Framework
7 10 (8.06%) RESTful
8 6 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 5 (4.03%) Entity Framework
9 5 (4.03%) WCF
9 5 (4.03%) XML
10 4 (3.23%) EDI
11 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (2.42%) HTML5
11 3 (2.42%) Web Services
12 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1 (0.81%) CSS3
13 1 (0.81%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (4.84%) Clustering
2 4 (3.23%) AS400
3 3 (2.42%) Replication
4 2 (1.61%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.61%) iPad
4 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.61%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (29.84%) Windows
2 24 (19.35%) Windows Server
3 20 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (13.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (8.06%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.23%) Linux
7 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.42%) Windows Vista
7 3 (2.42%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.81%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.58%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (19.35%) TDD
4 23 (18.55%) Scrum
5 20 (16.13%) Mentoring
6 19 (15.32%) MVC
7 14 (11.29%) OO
8 12 (9.68%) Migration
9 11 (8.87%) ETL
10 10 (8.06%) iOS Development
10 10 (8.06%) Mobile Device Management
11 9 (7.26%) Coaching
11 9 (7.26%) Logistics
12 8 (6.45%) Data Migration
12 8 (6.45%) Incident Management
13 6 (4.84%) Load Balancing
13 6 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (4.84%) Server Building
13 6 (4.84%) Validation
14 5 (4.03%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 80 (64.52%) SQL
2 40 (32.26%) C#
2 40 (32.26%) JavaScript
3 29 (23.39%) T-SQL
4 19 (15.32%) PowerShell
5 10 (8.06%) Objective-C
6 8 (6.45%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.23%) UniBasic
8 3 (2.42%) VB
9 2 (1.61%) VBA
10 1 (0.81%) VBScript
10 1 (0.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (15.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.68%) Degree
3 5 (4.03%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.42%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.42%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) MCSA
5 2 (1.61%) MCSE
6 1 (0.81%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 68 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.52%) Oracle
3 10 (8.06%) IBM
4 9 (7.26%) Cognos
5 4 (3.23%) Epicor
5 4 (3.23%) Infor
5 4 (3.23%) MAPICS
6 2 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.61%) SAP
6 2 (1.61%) Tableau
7 1 (0.81%) Google
7 1 (0.81%) IDERA
7 1 (0.81%) RedGate
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