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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 72 41 30
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -11
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 39 64 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.60% 4.50% 5.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.38% 13.28% 17.31%
Number of salaries quoted 28 47 27
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,550 £30,000 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £58,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
416 482 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.73% 33.87% 30.46%
Number of salaries quoted 303 318 247
Average salary £41,000 £47,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.13% +27.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £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 24 October 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 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 78 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 51 (65.38%) .NET
3 50 (64.10%) C#
4 37 (47.44%) Finance
5 35 (44.87%) Microsoft
6 33 (42.31%) SQL
7 32 (41.03%) JavaScript
8 31 (39.74%) Windows
8 31 (39.74%) .NET Framework
9 27 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (32.05%) Visual Studio
11 24 (30.77%) MS Excel
12 22 (28.21%) ASP.NET
13 21 (26.92%) Scrum
14 20 (25.64%) WCF
15 19 (24.36%) jQuery
15 19 (24.36%) MVC
16 18 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
17 17 (21.79%) Twitter
17 17 (21.79%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (21.79%) TDD
17 17 (21.79%) XML
18 16 (20.51%) Oracle
18 16 (20.51%) SQL Server 2005
19 15 (19.23%) NHibernate
19 15 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
19 15 (19.23%) Sass
19 15 (19.23%) AngularJS
19 15 (19.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 15 (19.23%) Castle Windsor

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 15 (19.23%) NServiceBus
2 12 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 11 (14.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.28%) Lync
8 1 (1.28%) IIS
8 1 (1.28%) CMS
8 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.28%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) SAN
1 6 (7.69%) DMZ
1 6 (7.69%) MPLS
1 6 (7.69%) Firewall
1 6 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (7.69%) FCoE
1 6 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
1 6 (7.69%) Ethernet
2 5 (6.41%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.13%) DNS
3 4 (5.13%) DHCP
3 4 (5.13%) Intranet
3 4 (5.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (20.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.56%) MySQL
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.28%) OLAP
9 1 (1.28%) MS Access
9 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (32.05%) Visual Studio
2 17 (21.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (19.23%) SpecFlow
4 4 (5.13%) Subversion
4 4 (5.13%) TeamCity
4 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.28%) ERwin
5 1 (1.28%) GoLive
General
1 37 (47.44%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) French Language
3 3 (3.85%) Legal
4 2 (2.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (39.74%) Analyst
2 30 (38.46%) Developer
3 19 (24.36%) Analyst Programmer
3 19 (24.36%) Programmer
4 15 (19.23%) .NET Analyst Programmer
4 15 (19.23%) .NET Programmer
5 10 (12.82%) Software Engineer
6 8 (10.26%) SQL Developer
7 7 (8.97%) .NET Developer
7 7 (8.97%) Software Developer
8 6 (7.69%) Project Manager
8 6 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
8 6 (7.69%) Technical Manager
9 5 (6.41%) Database Developer
9 5 (6.41%) C# Developer
9 5 (6.41%) SQL Database Developer
9 5 (6.41%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (5.13%) IT Support
10 4 (5.13%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (5.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (65.38%) .NET
2 31 (39.74%) .NET Framework
3 22 (28.21%) ASP.NET
4 20 (25.64%) WCF
5 19 (24.36%) jQuery
6 17 (21.79%) XML
7 15 (19.23%) HTML
7 15 (19.23%) NHibernate
7 15 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (19.23%) Castle Windsor
7 15 (19.23%) Sass
7 15 (19.23%) AngularJS
7 15 (19.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (12.82%) CSS
9 8 (10.26%) Ajax
10 7 (8.97%) RESTful
10 7 (8.97%) Web Services
11 6 (7.69%) MSMQ
11 6 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 4 (5.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.97%) Mobile App
3 6 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 6 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 6 (7.69%) Replication
4 5 (6.41%) Client/Server
5 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.85%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.85%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.28%) iPhone
7 1 (1.28%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.28%) iPad
7 1 (1.28%) User Experience
7 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.28%) NHS
7 1 (1.28%) Clustering
7 1 (1.28%) e-Health
7 1 (1.28%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 31 (39.74%) Windows
2 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (7.69%) HPUX
3 6 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
3 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.69%) Windows 2000
3 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.13%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.56%) Android
6 1 (1.28%) CentOS
6 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.28%) Linux
6 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.92%) Scrum
3 19 (24.36%) MVC
4 17 (21.79%) TDD
5 15 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 9 (11.54%) Risk Management
8 8 (10.26%) Workflow
9 7 (8.97%) Project Management
9 7 (8.97%) SOA
9 7 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (8.97%) Line Management
10 6 (7.69%) Analytics
10 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
11 5 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (5.13%) ITIL
12 4 (5.13%) Data Modelling
12 4 (5.13%) Unit Testing
13 3 (3.85%) Asset Management
13 3 (3.85%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (64.10%) C#
2 33 (42.31%) SQL
3 32 (41.03%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.26%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.41%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.85%) Ruby
6 3 (3.85%) C++
7 2 (2.56%) Java
7 2 (2.56%) VBA
8 1 (1.28%) Python
8 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Degree
2 6 (7.69%) APMP
2 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.56%) MCSE
5 1 (1.28%) ISEB
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (44.87%) Microsoft
2 17 (21.79%) Twitter
3 16 (20.51%) Oracle
4 8 (10.26%) VMware
5 7 (8.97%) Cisco
5 7 (8.97%) Avaya
6 6 (7.69%) Juniper
6 6 (7.69%) Clearswift
6 6 (7.69%) BT
6 6 (7.69%) Brocade
6 6 (7.69%) Fujitsu
6 6 (7.69%) IBM
6 6 (7.69%) HP
6 6 (7.69%) Nortel
7 4 (5.13%) Perforce
8 3 (3.85%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (2.56%) Sybase
10 1 (1.28%) Adobe
10 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.28%) Red Gate
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