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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 94 85 72
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 56 91 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.78% 2.28% 2.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.91% 7.24% 8.16%
Number of salaries quoted 47 69 55
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £28,500 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £46,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
948 1257 1103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 30.11% 31.48% 34.82%
Number of salaries quoted 588 863 630
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.26%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -2 35 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Edinburgh +3 14 £37,500 - 2
West Lothian -1 7 £35,000 -
Stirling - 1 £46,000 -
Fife - 1 £45,000 -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 142 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 108 (76.06%) .NET
3 101 (71.13%) C#
4 67 (47.18%) SQL
5 62 (43.66%) ASP.NET
6 55 (38.73%) HTML
7 54 (38.03%) JavaScript
8 51 (35.92%) Microsoft
9 48 (33.80%) CSS
9 48 (33.80%) MS Excel
10 43 (30.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 41 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
12 40 (28.17%) SQL Server 2005
13 39 (27.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 39 (27.46%) SQL Server 2012
14 37 (26.06%) T-SQL
14 37 (26.06%) MVC
15 34 (23.94%) Windows
15 34 (23.94%) Visual Studio
15 34 (23.94%) jQuery
16 33 (23.24%) WCF
17 27 (19.01%) XML
18 25 (17.61%) Finance
18 25 (17.61%) Software Engineering
18 25 (17.61%) .NET Framework
19 23 (16.20%) Web Development
20 22 (15.49%) Degree
21 21 (14.79%) Team Foundation Server
21 21 (14.79%) Oracle
22 20 (14.08%) IIS

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 20 (14.08%) IIS
2 17 (11.97%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (4.23%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.82%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (2.11%) Umbraco
6 3 (2.11%) CMS
7 2 (1.41%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.41%) Lync
8 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 48 (33.80%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.75%) InfoPath
3 8 (5.63%) MS Office
4 2 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (5.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.23%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.70%) SaaS
2 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.23%) SAN
1 6 (4.23%) DHCP
1 6 (4.23%) DNS
2 5 (3.52%) IPv4
3 2 (1.41%) Intranet
3 2 (1.41%) Internet
4 1 (0.70%) Firewall
4 1 (0.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 43 (30.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 40 (28.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 39 (27.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (27.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (14.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (7.04%) Oracle Database
7 8 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (4.23%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (4.23%) Sybase ASE
9 5 (3.52%) Informix
9 5 (3.52%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (3.52%) MS Access
9 5 (3.52%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (3.52%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (3.52%) Relational Database
10 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.70%) Big Data
12 1 (0.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 34 (23.94%) Visual Studio
2 21 (14.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.23%) Subversion
3 6 (4.23%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.41%) NUnit
5 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.70%) MSTest
5 1 (0.70%) Moq
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 25 (17.61%) Finance
2 13 (9.15%) Banking
3 11 (7.75%) Retail
4 9 (6.34%) Marketing
5 5 (3.52%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.52%) Back Office
6 2 (1.41%) Legal
6 2 (1.41%) Local Government
7 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 98 (69.01%) Developer
2 35 (24.65%) .NET Developer
3 29 (20.42%) Senior Developer
4 16 (11.27%) Software Developer
5 15 (10.56%) C# Developer
6 11 (7.75%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (7.04%) DBA
8 9 (6.34%) Business Developer
8 9 (6.34%) Analyst
9 8 (5.63%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (5.63%) SQL Developer
9 8 (5.63%) Senior Software Developer
10 7 (4.93%) Architect
11 6 (4.23%) Software Engineer
11 6 (4.23%) Senior .NET Developer
12 5 (3.52%) Systems Developer
12 5 (3.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (3.52%) Business Objects Developer
13 4 (2.82%) Applications Support
13 4 (2.82%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (76.06%) .NET
2 62 (43.66%) ASP.NET
3 55 (38.73%) HTML
4 48 (33.80%) CSS
5 34 (23.94%) jQuery
6 33 (23.24%) WCF
7 27 (19.01%) XML
8 25 (17.61%) .NET Framework
9 19 (13.38%) HTML5
10 18 (12.68%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (11.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 15 (10.56%) Web Services
13 12 (8.45%) Entity Framework
14 11 (7.75%) Ajax
15 10 (7.04%) CSS3
16 9 (6.34%) LINQ
17 7 (4.93%) JSON
17 7 (4.93%) XSLT
18 6 (4.23%) CGI
19 5 (3.52%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.45%) Computer Science
1 12 (8.45%) User Experience
2 7 (4.93%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (4.93%) Clustering
3 6 (4.23%) Replication
4 5 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.11%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.70%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 34 (23.94%) Windows
2 12 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.23%) Windows NT
4 6 (4.23%) Windows XP
5 4 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.82%) Android
6 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.41%) Linux
6 2 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.70%) CentOS
7 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (26.06%) MVC
3 25 (17.61%) Software Engineering
4 23 (16.20%) Web Development
5 19 (13.38%) Mentoring
6 17 (11.97%) Unit Testing
6 17 (11.97%) SOA
7 15 (10.56%) Data Modelling
8 14 (9.86%) Time Management
9 13 (9.15%) Scrum
10 11 (7.75%) CRM
10 11 (7.75%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (7.04%) TDD
12 8 (5.63%) Data Management
12 8 (5.63%) Data Analysis
13 7 (4.93%) OO
13 7 (4.93%) ETL
13 7 (4.93%) Release Management
14 6 (4.23%) Enterprise Data Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (71.13%) C#
2 67 (47.18%) SQL
3 54 (38.03%) JavaScript
4 37 (26.06%) T-SQL
5 19 (13.38%) VB.NET
6 11 (7.75%) PowerShell
6 11 (7.75%) VBScript
7 3 (2.11%) XPath
8 2 (1.41%) VB
9 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.70%) C++
9 1 (0.70%) ABAP
9 1 (0.70%) VBA
9 1 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (15.49%) Degree
2 16 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.52%) MCSE
3 5 (3.52%) MCSA
3 5 (3.52%) MCP
4 2 (1.41%) ISEB
4 2 (1.41%) MCDBA
4 2 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.41%) MCITP
4 2 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) PhD
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.52%) ISO 9001
1 5 (3.52%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (4.93%) Active Directory
1 7 (4.93%) Hyper-V
2 6 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.52%) XenApp
3 5 (3.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (4.23%) SCCM
1 6 (4.23%) SCOM
2 1 (0.70%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (35.92%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.79%) Oracle
3 12 (8.45%) Sybase
4 7 (4.93%) Business Objects
5 6 (4.23%) HP
5 6 (4.23%) SAP
5 6 (4.23%) VMware
6 5 (3.52%) Citrix
6 5 (3.52%) Compaq
6 5 (3.52%) Netezza
6 5 (3.52%) Iron Speed
7 4 (2.82%) Telerik
8 2 (1.41%) EPiServer
8 2 (1.41%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.41%) Ektron
8 2 (1.41%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.41%) Cisco
9 1 (0.70%) Hyland
9 1 (0.70%) Avaya
9 1 (0.70%) Red Hat
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