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 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 96 50 51
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 71 127 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.00% 4.04% 4.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.53% 11.40% 14.12%
Number of salaries quoted 53 90 70
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £45,000
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
1088 1114 970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 30.58% 35.48% 30.30%
Number of salaries quoted 702 704 664
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £56,500
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -31 34 £40,000 -9.60% 4
Glasgow -28 32 £36,875 -7.81% 2
Aberdeen -3 1 £28,500 -31.32% 1
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 165 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 124 (75.15%) C#
3 118 (71.52%) .NET
4 73 (44.24%) JavaScript
5 71 (43.03%) SQL
6 66 (40.00%) HTML
7 63 (38.18%) ASP.NET
8 62 (37.58%) Visual Studio
8 62 (37.58%) Microsoft
9 61 (36.97%) .NET Framework
10 56 (33.94%) jQuery
11 55 (33.33%) Windows
12 52 (31.52%) CSS
13 49 (29.70%) MVC
13 49 (29.70%) SQL Server 2012
14 45 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
15 43 (26.06%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (25.45%) Finance
17 40 (24.24%) SQL Server 2005
17 40 (24.24%) HTML5
18 36 (21.82%) WCF
19 35 (21.21%) XML
19 35 (21.21%) MS Excel
20 33 (20.00%) T-SQL
21 30 (18.18%) Software Engineering
22 29 (17.58%) Oracle
23 25 (15.15%) Scrum
23 25 (15.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 23 (13.94%) TDD
24 23 (13.94%) Degree

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 17 (10.30%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (8.48%) NServiceBus
3 12 (7.27%) MS Exchange
4 11 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 11 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (6.06%) Umbraco
5 10 (6.06%) CMS
6 9 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (5.45%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (4.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (3.64%) IIS
8 6 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.42%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.61%) Apache
11 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.61%) Lync
Applications
1 35 (21.21%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.85%) Firewall
2 6 (3.64%) FCoE
2 6 (3.64%) Fibre Channel
2 6 (3.64%) SAN
2 6 (3.64%) DMZ
2 6 (3.64%) MPLS
2 6 (3.64%) Ethernet
2 6 (3.64%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (3.03%) DNS
4 4 (2.42%) Intranet
4 4 (2.42%) Internet
4 4 (2.42%) DHCP
5 1 (0.61%) SSL
5 1 (0.61%) X.25
5 1 (0.61%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 49 (29.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 40 (24.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 25 (15.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (10.91%) Relational Database
7 11 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (4.85%) Oracle Database
8 8 (4.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (1.21%) OLAP
13 1 (0.61%) QlikView
13 1 (0.61%) Oracle9i Database
13 1 (0.61%) MS Access
13 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 62 (37.58%) Visual Studio
2 45 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (8.48%) SpecFlow
3 14 (8.48%) Git (software)
4 12 (7.27%) Subversion
5 9 (5.45%) ReSharper
6 4 (2.42%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.42%) Xcode
6 4 (2.42%) NUnit
6 4 (2.42%) CruiseControl
7 2 (1.21%) Moq
7 2 (1.21%) Firebug
7 2 (1.21%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.61%) GoLive
8 1 (0.61%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.61%) ERwin
8 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.61%) MSBuild
General
1 42 (25.45%) Finance
2 15 (9.09%) Retail
3 4 (2.42%) Legal
3 4 (2.42%) French Language
4 2 (1.21%) Marketing
5 1 (0.61%) Games
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Electronics
5 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 81 (49.09%) Developer
2 37 (22.42%) Analyst
3 25 (15.15%) .NET Developer
4 23 (13.94%) Software Developer
5 22 (13.33%) Software Engineer
5 22 (13.33%) Programmer
6 21 (12.73%) Analyst Programmer
7 19 (11.52%) Senior Developer
8 18 (10.91%) Applications Support
9 14 (8.48%) .NET Analyst Programmer
9 14 (8.48%) C# Developer
9 14 (8.48%) .NET Programmer
10 11 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
11 10 (6.06%) Senior Software Engineer
12 8 (4.85%) C# .NET Developer
13 7 (4.24%) Support Analyst
14 6 (3.64%) Project Manager
14 6 (3.64%) Technical Project Manager
14 6 (3.64%) Technical Manager
15 5 (3.03%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (71.52%) .NET
2 66 (40.00%) HTML
3 63 (38.18%) ASP.NET
4 61 (36.97%) .NET Framework
5 56 (33.94%) jQuery
6 52 (31.52%) CSS
7 40 (24.24%) HTML5
8 36 (21.82%) WCF
9 35 (21.21%) XML
10 23 (13.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 22 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (10.91%) Web Services
12 18 (10.91%) AngularJS
13 15 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 14 (8.48%) Sass
14 14 (8.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 14 (8.48%) Castle Windsor
14 14 (8.48%) NHibernate
15 13 (7.88%) XSLT
15 13 (7.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.48%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.45%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.24%) Replication
5 6 (3.64%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.64%) Mainframe
6 5 (3.03%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.82%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.82%) EPoS
7 3 (1.82%) NHS
7 3 (1.82%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.21%) User Experience
8 2 (1.21%) DTV
8 2 (1.21%) Clustering
9 1 (0.61%) Informatics
9 1 (0.61%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.61%) FMCG
9 1 (0.61%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.61%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 55 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (4.24%) Windows Mobile
5 6 (3.64%) HPUX
5 6 (3.64%) Windows 2000
6 5 (3.03%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.03%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.21%) Android
7 2 (1.21%) Linux
8 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.61%) UNIX
8 1 (0.61%) CentOS
8 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (29.70%) MVC
2 43 (26.06%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 25 (15.15%) Scrum
5 23 (13.94%) TDD
6 15 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (7.27%) SOA
7 12 (7.27%) Web Development
8 11 (6.67%) OO
8 11 (6.67%) Mentoring
9 10 (6.06%) Data Management
9 10 (6.06%) Workflow
10 9 (5.45%) Project Management
11 7 (4.24%) Unit Testing
11 7 (4.24%) Risk Management
11 7 (4.24%) OOP
11 7 (4.24%) E-Commerce
11 7 (4.24%) Line Management
11 7 (4.24%) Analytics
11 7 (4.24%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 124 (75.15%) C#
2 73 (44.24%) JavaScript
3 71 (43.03%) SQL
4 33 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 11 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 9 (5.45%) Ruby
7 5 (3.03%) Java
8 3 (1.82%) C++
9 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.21%) VBA
9 2 (1.21%) Python
10 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.61%) VB
10 1 (0.61%) XQuery
10 1 (0.61%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (13.94%) Degree
2 7 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.64%) APMP
4 4 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.21%) OCP
5 2 (1.21%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.21%) MCSE
6 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.61%) CEH
6 1 (0.61%) HND
6 1 (0.61%) SSCP
6 1 (0.61%) ISEB
6 1 (0.61%) CISSP
6 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.06%) SLA
2 9 (5.45%) QA
3 4 (2.42%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.24%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.64%) SCCM
2 1 (0.61%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (0.61%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 62 (37.58%) Microsoft
2 29 (17.58%) Oracle
3 17 (10.30%) Twitter
4 9 (5.45%) VMware
4 9 (5.45%) Sitecore
5 7 (4.24%) Cisco
5 7 (4.24%) IBM
5 7 (4.24%) Avaya
6 6 (3.64%) Juniper
6 6 (3.64%) HP
6 6 (3.64%) Nortel
6 6 (3.64%) Clearswift
6 6 (3.64%) BT
6 6 (3.64%) Telerik
6 6 (3.64%) Brocade
6 6 (3.64%) Fujitsu
7 4 (2.42%) Iron Speed
7 4 (2.42%) Perforce
8 3 (1.82%) Tableau
8 3 (1.82%) Red Gate
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