select MAX(Salary) from Employees
WHERE Salary <> (select MAX(Salary) from Employees) -- works with any version
Select * From Employees -- For Sql Server 2012 only...
Order by Salary Desc
Offset 1 Rows
Fetch Next 1 Rows only;
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