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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 89 61 47
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -14
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 17 42 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.07% 2.85% 4.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.77% 10.29% 12.27%
Number of salaries quoted 15 28 30
Average salary £39,000 £36,250 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.58% -15.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £27,450 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £41,100 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
451 408 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.36% 27.70% 36.18%
Number of salaries quoted 300 304 279
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,080 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,500 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 31 August 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (45.83%) C#
3 11 (45.83%) SQL
3 11 (45.83%) Windows
3 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (41.67%) MVC
4 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET
4 10 (41.67%) .NET
5 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 7 (29.17%) jQuery
7 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (29.17%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (29.17%) Finance
8 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (20.83%) NHibernate
9 5 (20.83%) HTML
9 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
9 5 (20.83%) CSS
9 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
9 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
9 5 (20.83%) Scrum
9 5 (20.83%) TDD
9 5 (20.83%) Visual Studio

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Visual Studio
1 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) CruiseControl
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Senior Developer
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Developer
2 5 (20.83%) .NET Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Senior SQL Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) DBA
3 4 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.17%) Junior Developer
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Senior DBA
5 1 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Junior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
1 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET
2 8 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 7 (29.17%) jQuery
3 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (20.83%) NHibernate
4 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 5 (20.83%) HTML
4 5 (20.83%) CSS
5 4 (16.67%) WCF
6 3 (12.50%) Ajax
6 3 (12.50%) XML
6 3 (12.50%) CSS3
6 3 (12.50%) HTML5
7 1 (4.17%) REST
7 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (4.17%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
1 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.17%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) AIX
4 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) MVC
3 7 (29.17%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (20.83%) TDD
4 5 (20.83%) Scrum
5 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.33%) CRM
7 1 (4.17%) ERP
7 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.17%) ETL
7 1 (4.17%) Project Management
7 1 (4.17%) Change Management
7 1 (4.17%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Data Management
7 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) C#
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.33%) XPath
5 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) MCDBA
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.17%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Telerik
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) VMware