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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 124 87 54
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -33
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 41 82 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.24% 2.23% 4.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.92% 7.23% 11.65%
Number of salaries quoted 32 60 87
Average salary £39,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
1047 1134 1090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 31.66% 30.82% 35.96%
Number of salaries quoted 668 737 715
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,500 £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 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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
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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
Glasgow -9 21 £40,000 +12.28% 2
Edinburgh -30 17 £39,000 +7.58% 1
West Dunbartonshire - 4 - -
West Lothian - 2 £31,250 -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 78 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 51 (65.38%) .NET
3 48 (61.54%) C#
4 43 (55.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 38 (48.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 35 (44.87%) SQL
8 30 (38.46%) ASP.NET
9 27 (34.62%) MS Excel
10 25 (32.05%) T-SQL
11 22 (28.21%) SharePoint
11 22 (28.21%) SQL Server 2012
12 18 (23.08%) Unit Testing
13 17 (21.79%) Mentoring
13 17 (21.79%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (21.79%) Data Analysis
13 17 (21.79%) Finance
14 16 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (20.51%) InfoPath
14 16 (20.51%) MVC
14 16 (20.51%) Windows
15 15 (19.23%) CSS
15 15 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (19.23%) SharePoint 2010
16 14 (17.95%) Time Management
17 13 (16.67%) JavaScript
18 11 (14.10%) SQL Server 2005
18 11 (14.10%) HTML
18 11 (14.10%) ASP.NET MVC
19 10 (12.82%) ETL

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 22 (28.21%) SharePoint
2 15 (19.23%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.28%) IIS
Applications
1 27 (34.62%) MS Excel
2 16 (20.51%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.28%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 43 (55.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (48.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (28.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (14.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (10.26%) Relational Database
7 7 (8.97%) DTS
8 6 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database
10 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (2.56%) QlikView
12 1 (1.28%) SQLite
12 1 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (1.28%) Big Data
12 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.56%) Xcode
3 2 (2.56%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.28%) Subversion
4 1 (1.28%) Selenium
General
1 17 (21.79%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Retail
3 1 (1.28%) Marketing
3 1 (1.28%) Electronics
3 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (66.67%) Developer
2 20 (25.64%) Senior Developer
3 17 (21.79%) .NET Developer
4 14 (17.95%) DBA
5 12 (15.38%) SQL Developer
6 7 (8.97%) SQL DBA
6 7 (8.97%) Analyst
6 7 (8.97%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.41%) SQL Server DBA
7 5 (6.41%) Software Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Service Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (6.41%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Senior SQL Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Administrator
8 4 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Architect
9 3 (3.85%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (65.38%) .NET
2 30 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 15 (19.23%) CSS
4 11 (14.10%) HTML
4 11 (14.10%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (11.54%) .NET Framework
6 8 (10.26%) jQuery
7 6 (7.69%) WCF
8 5 (6.41%) NHibernate
8 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 4 (5.13%) CSS3
9 4 (5.13%) Ajax
9 4 (5.13%) XML
10 3 (3.85%) HTML5
10 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (2.56%) WPF
11 2 (2.56%) WSH
12 1 (1.28%) XHTML
12 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.13%) Clustering
2 2 (2.56%) Statistics
2 2 (2.56%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.56%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.28%) DTV
3 1 (1.28%) Replication
3 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.28%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.28%) LPAR
3 1 (1.28%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.51%) Windows
2 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.56%) Android
6 1 (1.28%) UNIX
6 1 (1.28%) AIX
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.08%) Unit Testing
2 17 (21.79%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (21.79%) Data Analysis
2 17 (21.79%) Mentoring
3 16 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (20.51%) MVC
4 14 (17.95%) Time Management
5 10 (12.82%) ETL
6 9 (11.54%) SDLC
7 8 (10.26%) Incident Management
8 7 (8.97%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (8.97%) User Stories
8 7 (8.97%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 6 (7.69%) Scrum
10 5 (6.41%) Migration
10 5 (6.41%) TDD
10 5 (6.41%) Problem Management
10 5 (6.41%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (61.54%) C#
2 35 (44.87%) SQL
3 25 (32.05%) T-SQL
4 13 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.26%) VB.NET
6 7 (8.97%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.56%) C
7 2 (2.56%) XPath
8 1 (1.28%) ABAP
8 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.85%) MCITP
2 3 (3.85%) Degree
3 2 (2.56%) MCTS
4 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.28%) MCSE
4 1 (1.28%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.28%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.28%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 39 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.69%) Perforce
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle
4 4 (5.13%) Telerik
5 2 (2.56%) VMware
5 2 (2.56%) SAP
6 1 (1.28%) IBM
6 1 (1.28%) Citrix
6 1 (1.28%) Hyland
6 1 (1.28%) Planview
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