The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 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 over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 448 534 523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 14.18% 14.67% 16.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.71% 46.11% 44.59%
Number of salaries quoted 313 384 373
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% -3.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £54,300 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
SQL Server
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
1049 1158 1173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 33.21% 31.80% 36.38%
Number of salaries quoted 680 767 781
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

SQL Server Salary Trend in Scotland

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Scotland

SQL Server
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 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
(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 +2 211 £37,500 -2.59% 31
Glasgow +4 186 £40,000 +6.66% 34
Aberdeen +2 11 £33,000 -12.00%
West Lothian 0 8 £35,000 - 2
Stirling -4 7 £28,000 -44.00%
West Dunbartonshire - 7 - -
South Lanarkshire +2 4 £25,000 -
Dundee -7 4 £54,500 +28.23% 1
North Lanarkshire +10 2 £32,500 -27.77%
Inverclyde - 2 £38,750 -
Renfrewshire -6 1 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Moray - 1 - -
East Ayrshire - 1 £22,500 -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing SQL Server 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.

1 494 (53.64%) .NET
2 445 (48.32%) C#
3 394 (42.78%) SQL
4 366 (39.74%) ASP.NET
5 357 (38.76%) Microsoft
6 339 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
7 310 (33.66%) JavaScript
8 284 (30.84%) HTML
8 284 (30.84%) MVC
9 236 (25.62%) CSS
10 224 (24.32%) Oracle
11 215 (23.34%) MS Excel
12 209 (22.69%) ASP.NET MVC
13 169 (18.35%) Finance
14 165 (17.92%) Windows
15 156 (16.94%) Relational Database
16 155 (16.83%) TDD
17 144 (15.64%) jQuery
18 143 (15.53%) .NET Framework
19 139 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 137 (14.88%) SharePoint
21 125 (13.57%) T-SQL
22 124 (13.46%) Java
23 123 (13.36%) Degree
24 120 (13.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 114 (12.38%) SDLC
26 108 (11.73%) Scrum
27 94 (10.21%) Entity Framework
28 93 (10.10%) SQL Server 2008
28 93 (10.10%) AngularJS

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing SQL Server 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 137 (14.88%) SharePoint
2 48 (5.21%) IIS
3 37 (4.02%) WebSphere
4 36 (3.91%) JBoss
5 35 (3.80%) MS Exchange
6 33 (3.58%) SharePoint 2010
7 30 (3.26%) Node.js
8 24 (2.61%) Umbraco
9 17 (1.85%) CMS
9 17 (1.85%) Tomcat
10 13 (1.41%) IBM Notes
11 12 (1.30%) Apache
12 11 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (1.19%) Lync
13 8 (0.87%) SAS
13 8 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
16 5 (0.54%) FileNet
16 5 (0.54%) Mule
Applications
1 215 (23.34%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.61%) InfoPath
3 13 (1.41%) MS Office
4 5 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) SPSS
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 21 (2.28%) Markit EDM
2 14 (1.52%) thinkFolio
3 13 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.65%) assyst
5 5 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.54%) HFM
5 5 (0.54%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.54%) Hyperion Planning
5 5 (0.54%) Magento
5 5 (0.54%) SAP BPC
5 5 (0.54%) Oracle Utilities
6 4 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.33%) LatentZero
7 3 (0.33%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.22%) Endur
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.11%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.52%) Office 365
4 5 (0.54%) SaaS
5 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.39%) SAN
2 20 (2.17%) DNS
2 20 (2.17%) WAN
3 19 (2.06%) Firewall
4 18 (1.95%) Internet
5 17 (1.85%) LAN
6 15 (1.63%) CTI
7 13 (1.41%) DHCP
8 9 (0.98%) HTTP
8 9 (0.98%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.87%) LDAP
10 7 (0.76%) Intranet
11 6 (0.65%) IPsec
11 6 (0.65%) NAS
12 5 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (0.54%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.43%) ATM
14 3 (0.33%) VPN
14 3 (0.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (16.94%) Relational Database
2 139 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 120 (13.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 93 (10.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 73 (7.93%) RDBMS
6 72 (7.82%) Oracle Database
7 57 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
8 45 (4.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 43 (4.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 41 (4.45%) MySQL
11 40 (4.34%) NoSQL
12 38 (4.13%) MongoDB
13 37 (4.02%) Oracle Database 11g
14 27 (2.93%) Oracle Database 10g
15 24 (2.61%) MS Access
16 23 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
17 20 (2.17%) Big Data
18 19 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
19 16 (1.74%) Oracle9i Database
19 16 (1.74%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 51 (5.54%) Git (software)
2 47 (5.10%) Visual Studio
3 36 (3.91%) Subversion
4 31 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (2.61%) TeamCity
6 19 (2.06%) Selenium
7 17 (1.85%) Maven
8 14 (1.52%) MSBuild
8 14 (1.52%) GitLab
9 13 (1.41%) JIRA
10 12 (1.30%) Cucumber
11 11 (1.19%) ClearCase
12 10 (1.09%) Hudson
13 9 (0.98%) Eclipse
14 8 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
14 8 (0.87%) SpecFlow
14 8 (0.87%) WatiN
15 6 (0.65%) Ant
15 6 (0.65%) Bugzilla
15 6 (0.65%) FogBugz
General
1 169 (18.35%) Finance
2 60 (6.51%) Banking
3 28 (3.04%) Marketing
4 22 (2.39%) Retail
5 19 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 9 (0.98%) Games
8 8 (0.87%) Front Office
9 6 (0.65%) Back Office
9 6 (0.65%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (0.43%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.43%) Electronics
12 2 (0.22%) Advertising
12 2 (0.22%) Legal
12 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.22%) Billing
13 1 (0.11%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 515 (55.92%) Developer
2 202 (21.93%) .NET Developer
3 135 (14.66%) Analyst
4 106 (11.51%) Senior Developer
5 70 (7.60%) C# Developer
6 67 (7.27%) DBA
7 65 (7.06%) Software Developer
8 52 (5.65%) SQL Developer
9 49 (5.32%) C# .NET Developer
10 46 (4.99%) ASP.NET Developer
11 33 (3.58%) Oracle DBA
12 32 (3.47%) Business Analyst
13 31 (3.37%) Java Developer
14 28 (3.04%) Test Analyst
14 28 (3.04%) Web Developer
14 28 (3.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 25 (2.71%) Senior .NET Developer
16 23 (2.50%) Support Analyst
16 23 (2.50%) Administrator
16 23 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 494 (53.64%) .NET
2 366 (39.74%) ASP.NET
3 284 (30.84%) HTML
4 236 (25.62%) CSS
5 209 (22.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 144 (15.64%) jQuery
7 143 (15.53%) .NET Framework
8 94 (10.21%) Entity Framework
9 93 (10.10%) AngularJS
10 78 (8.47%) NHibernate
11 71 (7.71%) WCF
12 65 (7.06%) HTML5
13 60 (6.51%) Spring.NET
14 52 (5.65%) XML
15 51 (5.54%) Castle Windsor
16 43 (4.67%) Web Services
17 42 (4.56%) Hibernate
18 36 (3.91%) Spring
19 34 (3.69%) CSS3
19 34 (3.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 77 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (7.49%) Computer Science
3 43 (4.67%) User Experience
4 25 (2.71%) Replication
4 25 (2.71%) Clustering
5 18 (1.95%) Management Information System
5 18 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 13 (1.41%) Data Integration
6 13 (1.41%) Data Centre
7 12 (1.30%) N-Tier
7 12 (1.30%) Mathematics
7 12 (1.30%) Physics
8 10 (1.09%) Derivative
8 10 (1.09%) EPoS
8 10 (1.09%) BBC
8 10 (1.09%) Social Media
9 8 (0.87%) Visualisation
10 7 (0.76%) FMCG
11 6 (0.65%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 165 (17.92%) Windows
2 81 (8.79%) UNIX
3 72 (7.82%) Linux
4 30 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.95%) Android
7 17 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.52%) Solaris
9 12 (1.30%) AIX
10 11 (1.19%) Windows XP
11 10 (1.09%) Data ONTAP
12 9 (0.98%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.54%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.54%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.22%) Tru64
16 2 (0.22%) Debian
17 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (30.84%) MVC
3 155 (16.83%) TDD
4 114 (12.38%) SDLC
5 108 (11.73%) Scrum
6 91 (9.88%) Software Engineering
7 90 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
8 75 (8.14%) OO
9 73 (7.93%) Web Development
10 67 (7.27%) Mentoring
11 65 (7.06%) ITIL
12 64 (6.95%) Open Source
13 62 (6.73%) CRM
14 59 (6.41%) ETL
15 58 (6.30%) Unit Testing
16 46 (4.99%) Performance Tuning
17 43 (4.67%) BDD
18 39 (4.23%) Service Management
19 36 (3.91%) Project Management
19 36 (3.91%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 445 (48.32%) C#
2 394 (42.78%) SQL
3 310 (33.66%) JavaScript
4 125 (13.57%) T-SQL
5 124 (13.46%) Java
6 66 (7.17%) VB.NET
7 39 (4.23%) PL/SQL
7 39 (4.23%) PowerShell
8 31 (3.37%) Shell Script
9 29 (3.15%) Ruby
10 25 (2.71%) VB
11 24 (2.61%) Perl
12 21 (2.28%) Python
13 17 (1.85%) VBA
14 15 (1.63%) C++
15 14 (1.52%) VB6
16 12 (1.30%) PHP
17 10 (1.09%) VBScript
18 9 (0.98%) Bash Shell
19 8 (0.87%) C
Qualifications
1 123 (13.36%) Degree
2 65 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (1.30%) ISEB
4 9 (0.98%) MCSE
4 9 (0.98%) ISTQB
5 7 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (0.54%) CCNA
7 5 (0.54%) NCDA
8 3 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.33%) CCNP
8 3 (0.33%) HND
8 3 (0.33%) OCP
8 3 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.22%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.11%) CISM
10 1 (0.11%) CEH
10 1 (0.11%) MCITP
10 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.47%) QA
2 22 (2.39%) SLA
3 6 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.33%) COBIT
5 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 46 (4.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (3.37%) Active Directory
3 28 (3.04%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.06%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (1.41%) XenApp
6 7 (0.76%) vSphere
7 6 (0.65%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.65%) NFS
8 5 (0.54%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.33%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.33%) RACF
10 2 (0.22%) Samba
10 2 (0.22%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (2.71%) Oracle RMAN
2 20 (2.17%) SCCM
3 16 (1.74%) SCOM
4 11 (1.19%) Data Guard
5 6 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
6 5 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (0.43%) SnapMirror
7 4 (0.43%) SnapVault
7 4 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.33%) WSUS
9 1 (0.11%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.11%) Nagios
9 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.11%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Flashback
9 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 357 (38.76%) Microsoft
2 224 (24.32%) Oracle
3 67 (7.27%) VMware
4 51 (5.54%) Sybase
5 27 (2.93%) SAP
5 27 (2.93%) Citrix
6 17 (1.85%) Cognos
6 17 (1.85%) Cisco
7 13 (1.41%) HP
7 13 (1.41%) Lotus
8 12 (1.30%) Informatica
8 12 (1.30%) IBM
9 11 (1.19%) Apple
9 11 (1.19%) Perforce
10 10 (1.09%) Sony
10 10 (1.09%) NetApp
10 10 (1.09%) Yahoo!
10 10 (1.09%) Google
10 10 (1.09%) Facebook
11 8 (0.87%) TIBCO
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