The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 78 47 38
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -9
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 34 51 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.27% 3.81% 4.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.21% 11.41% 15.64%
Number of salaries quoted 21 34 24
Average salary £40,000 £44,250 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.60% +23.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,300 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £59,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
SQL Server 2008
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
414 447 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.60% 33.41% 31.10%
Number of salaries quoted 302 291 272
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Edinburgh region.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008.

1 70 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 49 (70.00%) .NET
3 48 (68.57%) C#
4 34 (48.57%) JavaScript
5 33 (47.14%) .NET Framework
6 32 (45.71%) Finance
7 30 (42.86%) Microsoft
8 29 (41.43%) Windows
9 28 (40.00%) SQL
10 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (35.71%) Visual Studio
12 21 (30.00%) jQuery
13 20 (28.57%) ASP.NET
13 20 (28.57%) XML
13 20 (28.57%) Scrum
14 19 (27.14%) Team Foundation Server
15 18 (25.71%) MVC
15 18 (25.71%) MS Excel
15 18 (25.71%) HTML
16 17 (24.29%) WCF
17 16 (22.86%) Twitter
17 16 (22.86%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (22.86%) Oracle
17 16 (22.86%) TDD
18 15 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
19 14 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
19 14 (20.00%) NHibernate
19 14 (20.00%) Sass
19 14 (20.00%) Castle Windsor

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (20.00%) NServiceBus
2 12 (17.14%) MS Exchange
3 11 (15.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (8.57%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (5.71%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.86%) IIS
9 1 (1.43%) CMS
9 1 (1.43%) Lync
9 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (25.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) FCoE
1 6 (8.57%) Fibre Channel
1 6 (8.57%) MPLS
1 6 (8.57%) Firewall
1 6 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (8.57%) SAN
1 6 (8.57%) DMZ
1 6 (8.57%) Ethernet
2 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.71%) Intranet
3 4 (5.71%) Internet
3 4 (5.71%) DNS
3 4 (5.71%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (22.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.43%) OLAP
8 1 (1.43%) MS Access
8 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (35.71%) Visual Studio
2 19 (27.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (5.71%) Subversion
4 4 (5.71%) TeamCity
4 4 (5.71%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.43%) ERwin
5 1 (1.43%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.43%) GoLive
5 1 (1.43%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 32 (45.71%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) French Language
2 4 (5.71%) Legal
2 4 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (1.43%) Games
3 1 (1.43%) Law
3 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (38.57%) Analyst
2 26 (37.14%) Developer
3 18 (25.71%) Analyst Programmer
3 18 (25.71%) Programmer
4 14 (20.00%) .NET Analyst Programmer
4 14 (20.00%) .NET Programmer
5 9 (12.86%) .NET Developer
5 9 (12.86%) Software Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 7 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 7 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (8.57%) Technical Manager
7 6 (8.57%) Project Manager
7 6 (8.57%) Technical Project Manager
8 4 (5.71%) IT Support
8 4 (5.71%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Applications Support
9 3 (4.29%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (70.00%) .NET
2 33 (47.14%) .NET Framework
3 21 (30.00%) jQuery
4 20 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 20 (28.57%) XML
5 18 (25.71%) HTML
6 17 (24.29%) WCF
7 14 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (20.00%) NHibernate
7 14 (20.00%) Sass
7 14 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
7 14 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 14 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 13 (18.57%) CSS
9 11 (15.71%) Ajax
10 9 (12.86%) RESTful
11 8 (11.43%) Web Services
12 6 (8.57%) HTML5
12 6 (8.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 6 (8.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.57%) Replication
2 6 (8.57%) Mainframe
2 6 (8.57%) Blackberry
3 5 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.29%) Thin Client
5 3 (4.29%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.43%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.43%) NHS
6 1 (1.43%) Clustering
6 1 (1.43%) iPad
6 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.43%) User Experience
6 1 (1.43%) iPhone
6 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.43%) e-Health
6 1 (1.43%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 29 (41.43%) Windows
2 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.57%) Windows Mobile
4 6 (8.57%) HPUX
4 6 (8.57%) Windows 2000
5 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.71%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.86%) Android
6 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.43%) Linux
7 1 (1.43%) CentOS
7 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (28.57%) Scrum
3 18 (25.71%) MVC
4 16 (22.86%) TDD
5 15 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (15.71%) Software Engineering
7 10 (14.29%) Workflow
8 7 (10.00%) SOA
8 7 (10.00%) Project Management
8 7 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (10.00%) Line Management
9 6 (8.57%) Analytics
9 6 (8.57%) Unit Testing
9 6 (8.57%) Risk Management
9 6 (8.57%) PRINCE2
10 5 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (5.71%) Mobile Application Development
11 4 (5.71%) Data Modelling
11 4 (5.71%) ITIL
12 3 (4.29%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (68.57%) C#
2 34 (48.57%) JavaScript
3 28 (40.00%) SQL
4 6 (8.57%) T-SQL
4 6 (8.57%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.29%) Ruby
6 2 (2.86%) VBA
6 2 (2.86%) Java
6 2 (2.86%) C++
7 1 (1.43%) Python
7 1 (1.43%) XQuery
7 1 (1.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) Degree
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (8.57%) APMP
4 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.86%) MCSE
6 1 (1.43%) ISEB
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.86%) Twitter
2 16 (22.86%) Oracle
3 9 (12.86%) VMware
4 7 (10.00%) Cisco
4 7 (10.00%) Avaya
5 6 (8.57%) Fujitsu
5 6 (8.57%) Brocade
5 6 (8.57%) BT
5 6 (8.57%) Clearswift
5 6 (8.57%) Juniper
5 6 (8.57%) HP
5 6 (8.57%) Nortel
5 6 (8.57%) IBM
6 4 (5.71%) Perforce
7 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.43%) Adobe
7 1 (1.43%) Reuters
7 1 (1.43%) Red Gate
7 1 (1.43%) Tableau
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Expenses
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago