The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 98 50 45
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 73 131 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.01% 4.24% 4.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.62% 11.83% 14.34%
Number of salaries quoted 55 89 78
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £45,050
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
SQL Server 2008
UK

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 Scotland region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1102 1107 1011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 30.38% 35.86% 31.15%
Number of salaries quoted 706 720 689
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,709 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in Scotland

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Scotland

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -26 37 £38,500 -4.34% 5
Glasgow -33 31 £35,625 -10.93% 3
Aberdeen -1 1 £28,500 -30.06% 1
Fife - 1 £40,000 -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 166 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 123 (74.10%) C#
3 122 (73.49%) .NET
4 75 (45.18%) JavaScript
4 75 (45.18%) SQL
5 70 (42.17%) HTML
6 66 (39.76%) ASP.NET
7 64 (38.55%) Microsoft
8 61 (36.75%) Visual Studio
8 61 (36.75%) .NET Framework
9 57 (34.34%) CSS
9 57 (34.34%) jQuery
10 56 (33.73%) Windows
11 54 (32.53%) SQL Server 2012
12 48 (28.92%) MVC
13 46 (27.71%) Team Foundation Server
14 43 (25.90%) HTML5
14 43 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
15 41 (24.70%) SQL Server 2005
16 40 (24.10%) Finance
17 39 (23.49%) XML
18 36 (21.69%) T-SQL
18 36 (21.69%) MS Excel
19 35 (21.08%) WCF
20 32 (19.28%) Software Engineering
20 32 (19.28%) Oracle
21 27 (16.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 27 (16.27%) Degree
22 24 (14.46%) Scrum
22 24 (14.46%) SQL Server Integration Services

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 16 (9.64%) BizTalk Server
2 13 (7.83%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.63%) NServiceBus
3 11 (6.63%) MS Exchange
4 10 (6.02%) CMS
5 9 (5.42%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (5.42%) Umbraco
5 9 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (4.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (4.22%) IIS
8 6 (3.61%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.60%) Lync
11 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.60%) Apache
11 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (21.69%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.22%) MS Office
3 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.60%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.22%) Firewall
2 6 (3.61%) SAN
3 5 (3.01%) FCoE
3 5 (3.01%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (3.01%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (3.01%) DMZ
3 5 (3.01%) Ethernet
3 5 (3.01%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.01%) MPLS
4 4 (2.41%) DNS
4 4 (2.41%) Intranet
4 4 (2.41%) Internet
5 3 (1.81%) DHCP
6 1 (0.60%) NAS
6 1 (0.60%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.60%) X.25
6 1 (0.60%) X.509
6 1 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (32.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 41 (24.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 27 (16.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (14.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (10.84%) Relational Database
7 12 (7.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (6.63%) Oracle Database
8 11 (6.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (4.22%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (1.20%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.60%) QlikView
13 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.60%) MS Access
13 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.60%) OLTP
13 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 61 (36.75%) Visual Studio
2 46 (27.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (9.64%) Git (software)
4 13 (7.83%) Subversion
5 11 (6.63%) SpecFlow
6 10 (6.02%) ReSharper
7 5 (3.01%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.41%) Xcode
9 3 (1.81%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 3 (1.81%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.81%) CruiseControl
9 3 (1.81%) NUnit
9 3 (1.81%) InstallShield
10 2 (1.20%) Moq
11 1 (0.60%) Firebug
11 1 (0.60%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.60%) GoLive
11 1 (0.60%) ERwin
General
1 40 (24.10%) Finance
2 16 (9.64%) Retail
3 5 (3.01%) Legal
3 5 (3.01%) French Language
4 4 (2.41%) Marketing
5 3 (1.81%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 87 (52.41%) Developer
2 31 (18.67%) Analyst
3 27 (16.27%) .NET Developer
4 26 (15.66%) Software Engineer
5 24 (14.46%) Software Developer
6 20 (12.05%) Senior Developer
7 19 (11.45%) Programmer
8 18 (10.84%) Analyst Programmer
9 17 (10.24%) C# Developer
10 13 (7.83%) Applications Support
11 11 (6.63%) C# .NET Developer
11 11 (6.63%) .NET Analyst Programmer
11 11 (6.63%) .NET Programmer
12 10 (6.02%) Senior Software Developer
12 10 (6.02%) Senior Software Engineer
13 6 (3.61%) SQL Developer
14 5 (3.01%) Technical Manager
14 5 (3.01%) Systems Developer
14 5 (3.01%) Administrator
14 5 (3.01%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (73.49%) .NET
2 70 (42.17%) HTML
3 66 (39.76%) ASP.NET
4 61 (36.75%) .NET Framework
5 57 (34.34%) CSS
5 57 (34.34%) jQuery
6 43 (25.90%) HTML5
7 39 (23.49%) XML
8 35 (21.08%) WCF
9 22 (13.25%) Web Services
9 22 (13.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 21 (12.65%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (9.64%) XSLT
11 16 (9.64%) CSS3
12 15 (9.04%) AngularJS
12 15 (9.04%) WinForms
13 14 (8.43%) Ajax
14 12 (7.23%) JSON
14 12 (7.23%) RESTful
14 12 (7.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.64%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.63%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.61%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.61%) Replication
5 5 (3.01%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.01%) NHS
5 5 (3.01%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.01%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.41%) DTV
7 3 (1.81%) EPoS
7 3 (1.81%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.20%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.20%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.20%) Clustering
8 2 (1.20%) User Experience
9 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.60%) Open Source
9 1 (0.60%) iPad
9 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 56 (33.73%) Windows
2 14 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.61%) Windows Mobile
6 5 (3.01%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.01%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.01%) HPUX
6 5 (3.01%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.20%) Linux
7 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.20%) Android
8 1 (0.60%) CentOS
8 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.60%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.92%) MVC
2 43 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (19.28%) Software Engineering
4 24 (14.46%) Scrum
5 19 (11.45%) TDD
6 14 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (7.23%) OO
8 11 (6.63%) Web Development
8 11 (6.63%) Workflow
8 11 (6.63%) SOA
9 10 (6.02%) Data Management
9 10 (6.02%) Mentoring
10 9 (5.42%) Unit Testing
11 8 (4.82%) Risk Management
11 8 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (4.82%) Analytics
12 7 (4.22%) Project Management
12 7 (4.22%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (4.22%) E-Commerce
12 7 (4.22%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 123 (74.10%) C#
2 75 (45.18%) JavaScript
2 75 (45.18%) SQL
3 36 (21.69%) T-SQL
4 15 (9.04%) VB.NET
5 9 (5.42%) Ruby
6 6 (3.61%) Java
7 4 (2.41%) C++
8 3 (1.81%) XQuery
9 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.20%) VBA
9 2 (1.20%) Python
10 1 (0.60%) R
10 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (16.27%) Degree
2 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.01%) APMP
4 3 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.20%) MCSE
5 2 (1.20%) OCP
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.60%) CEH
6 1 (0.60%) ISEB
6 1 (0.60%) CISSP
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.60%) SSCP
6 1 (0.60%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.42%) QA
1 9 (5.42%) SLA
2 6 (3.61%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.22%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.60%) vSphere
4 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (3.01%) SCCM
2 1 (0.60%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (0.60%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 64 (38.55%) Microsoft
2 32 (19.28%) Oracle
3 14 (8.43%) Twitter
4 11 (6.63%) VMware
5 9 (5.42%) Sitecore
6 7 (4.22%) Cisco
7 6 (3.61%) IBM
7 6 (3.61%) Avaya
7 6 (3.61%) Telerik
8 5 (3.01%) Red Gate
8 5 (3.01%) Perforce
8 5 (3.01%) BT
8 5 (3.01%) Brocade
8 5 (3.01%) Fujitsu
8 5 (3.01%) Juniper
8 5 (3.01%) HP
8 5 (3.01%) Nortel
8 5 (3.01%) Clearswift
9 4 (2.41%) Typemock
10 3 (1.81%) Iron Speed
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Salary: bonus + benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: From £42,023 to £53,718 per annum plus excellent benefits
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