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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 554 558 630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 17.81% 17.13% 20.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.53% 55.03% 62.87%
Number of salaries quoted 437 397 472
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 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £49,550
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
1016 1014 1002
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 32.66% 31.13% 32.18%
Number of salaries quoted 705 706 715
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Glasgow +3 269 £40,000 +5.26% 38
Edinburgh -7 213 £40,000 - 27
Aberdeen +10 28 £41,500 +18.57% 3
West Lothian -1 9 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Renfrewshire -1 7 £39,000 +23.80% 1
North Lanarkshire - 6 £30,000 - 1
Stirling -15 5 £42,500 +10.38%
Perth and Kinross - 4 £44,000 -
Dundee +1 2 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Fife -3 2 £36,250 -12.65%
Falkirk - 2 £30,000 -
Aberdeenshire +2 1 £35,000 +25.00%
South Lanarkshire - 1 £35,000 -
Inverclyde - 1 £35,000 -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 678 (59.89%) C#
2 669 (59.10%) .NET
3 459 (40.55%) SQL
4 444 (39.22%) ASP.NET
5 376 (33.22%) JavaScript
6 367 (32.42%) Microsoft
7 336 (29.68%) Agile Software Development
8 332 (29.33%) HTML
9 318 (28.09%) MVC
10 283 (25.00%) CSS
11 264 (23.32%) Oracle
12 244 (21.55%) Windows
13 222 (19.61%) Finance
14 221 (19.52%) jQuery
15 211 (18.64%) Degree
16 206 (18.20%) MS Excel
17 178 (15.72%) ASP.NET MVC
18 175 (15.46%) Visual Studio
19 173 (15.28%) SQL Server 2008
20 166 (14.66%) .NET Framework
21 163 (14.40%) TDD
22 159 (14.05%) Java
23 152 (13.43%) Software Engineering
24 147 (12.99%) OO
25 145 (12.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 140 (12.37%) T-SQL
27 130 (11.48%) Relational Database
28 126 (11.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 125 (11.04%) SharePoint
30 124 (10.95%) WCF

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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
1 125 (11.04%) SharePoint
2 95 (8.39%) IIS
3 44 (3.89%) CMS
4 43 (3.80%) Umbraco
5 41 (3.62%) Tomcat
5 41 (3.62%) WebLogic
6 32 (2.83%) JBoss
6 32 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 31 (2.74%) MS Exchange
8 29 (2.56%) Node.js
9 21 (1.86%) WebSphere
10 20 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (1.33%) Lync
12 15 (1.33%) Apache
13 13 (1.15%) SAS
13 13 (1.15%) NServiceBus
14 9 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
15 7 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 206 (18.20%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.74%) MS Office
3 19 (1.68%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.44%) MS Project
5 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.27%) SPSS
7 1 (0.088%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 30 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (1.77%) Oracle 11i
4 15 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (1.33%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.35%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.35%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.35%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.35%) SAP R/3
7 4 (0.35%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.35%) SAP SCM
7 4 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.35%) SAP LE
7 4 (0.35%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.35%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.18%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.62%) SaaS
3 5 (0.44%) Office 365
4 4 (0.35%) IaaS
5 1 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.18%) Firewall
2 29 (2.56%) DNS
3 26 (2.30%) SAN
4 21 (1.86%) HTTP
5 18 (1.59%) DMZ
5 18 (1.59%) Intranet
5 18 (1.59%) Internet
5 18 (1.59%) TCP/IP
6 16 (1.41%) SMTP
7 14 (1.24%) FTP
8 13 (1.15%) DHCP
8 13 (1.15%) HTTPS
9 10 (0.88%) IP Telephony
9 10 (0.88%) Cisco IPT
10 9 (0.80%) iBeacon
11 8 (0.71%) VoIP
12 7 (0.62%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.62%) MPLS
13 6 (0.53%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (15.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 145 (12.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 130 (11.48%) Relational Database
4 126 (11.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 94 (8.30%) Oracle Database
6 77 (6.80%) RDBMS
7 66 (5.83%) SQL Server 2005
8 54 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
9 52 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 40 (3.53%) MySQL
11 33 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 29 (2.56%) NoSQL
13 20 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
14 19 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
15 18 (1.59%) QlikView
16 17 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
16 17 (1.50%) MongoDB
17 16 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
18 15 (1.33%) MS Access
19 13 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 175 (15.46%) Visual Studio
2 69 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (4.59%) Git (software)
4 42 (3.71%) Subversion
5 20 (1.77%) JIRA
6 19 (1.68%) NUnit
7 16 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
8 14 (1.24%) Xcode
9 13 (1.15%) SpecFlow
9 13 (1.15%) NCrunch
10 12 (1.06%) Moq
11 11 (0.97%) ReSharper
11 11 (0.97%) Bugzilla
12 10 (0.88%) ClearCase
12 10 (0.88%) Eclipse
13 9 (0.80%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.62%) Selenium
15 6 (0.53%) FogBugz
16 5 (0.44%) IntelliJ
17 4 (0.35%) ERwin
General
1 222 (19.61%) Finance
2 61 (5.39%) Banking
3 44 (3.89%) Retail
4 26 (2.30%) Marketing
5 23 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.24%) Electronics
8 13 (1.15%) Law
9 11 (0.97%) Back Office
9 11 (0.97%) Games
10 9 (0.80%) Advertising
11 8 (0.71%) Legal
11 8 (0.71%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.71%) Private Banking
12 6 (0.53%) Local Government
13 5 (0.44%) French Language
14 4 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 661 (58.39%) Developer
2 225 (19.88%) .NET Developer
3 177 (15.64%) Analyst
4 121 (10.69%) Software Developer
5 116 (10.25%) C# Developer
6 87 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 77 (6.80%) Software Engineer
8 68 (6.01%) C# .NET Developer
9 67 (5.92%) Support Analyst
10 61 (5.39%) Web Developer
11 57 (5.04%) SQL Developer
12 52 (4.59%) Applications Support
13 50 (4.42%) Programmer
14 46 (4.06%) DBA
15 41 (3.62%) ASP.NET Developer
16 39 (3.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 35 (3.09%) Consultant
17 35 (3.09%) Junior
18 34 (3.00%) Lead Developer
19 33 (2.92%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 669 (59.10%) .NET
2 444 (39.22%) ASP.NET
3 332 (29.33%) HTML
4 283 (25.00%) CSS
5 221 (19.52%) jQuery
6 178 (15.72%) ASP.NET MVC
7 166 (14.66%) .NET Framework
8 124 (10.95%) WCF
9 120 (10.60%) XML
10 110 (9.72%) Web Services
11 92 (8.13%) HTML5
12 69 (6.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 58 (5.12%) NHibernate
14 56 (4.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 54 (4.77%) CSS3
15 54 (4.77%) WPF
16 52 (4.59%) Hibernate
17 44 (3.89%) AngularJS
18 43 (3.80%) SOAP
19 41 (3.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 83 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (4.51%) User Experience
4 48 (4.24%) Mobile App
5 35 (3.09%) Social Media
6 33 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
7 28 (2.47%) N-Tier
8 18 (1.59%) iPad
9 17 (1.50%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.41%) BBC
11 15 (1.33%) Blackberry
12 13 (1.15%) DTV
12 13 (1.15%) Derivative
13 11 (0.97%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.88%) iPhone
14 10 (0.88%) Replication
14 10 (0.88%) Open Source
15 8 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
15 8 (0.71%) EPoS
15 8 (0.71%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 244 (21.55%) Windows
2 91 (8.04%) UNIX
3 79 (6.98%) Linux
4 44 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (3.53%) Apple iOS
6 39 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (3.00%) Android
9 28 (2.47%) Windows 7
10 22 (1.94%) Solaris
11 12 (1.06%) Windows XP
11 12 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
12 11 (0.97%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.97%) AIX
13 10 (0.88%) Windows Phone
14 8 (0.71%) HPUX
15 6 (0.53%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.44%) OpenSolaris
16 5 (0.44%) CentOS
17 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (29.68%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (28.09%) MVC
3 163 (14.40%) TDD
4 152 (13.43%) Software Engineering
5 147 (12.99%) OO
6 117 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
6 117 (10.34%) Scrum
7 96 (8.48%) ITIL
8 83 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
9 79 (6.98%) Web Development
10 64 (5.65%) CRM
11 58 (5.12%) Mentoring
12 51 (4.51%) OOP
13 50 (4.42%) Data Modelling
14 49 (4.33%) SOA
14 49 (4.33%) Project Management
15 48 (4.24%) ETL
16 40 (3.53%) Unit Testing
16 40 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
17 35 (3.09%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 678 (59.89%) C#
2 459 (40.55%) SQL
3 376 (33.22%) JavaScript
4 159 (14.05%) Java
5 140 (12.37%) T-SQL
6 96 (8.48%) VB.NET
7 74 (6.54%) VB
8 51 (4.51%) PowerShell
9 48 (4.24%) PL/SQL
10 46 (4.06%) VBA
11 35 (3.09%) Ruby
12 29 (2.56%) C++
13 26 (2.30%) Python
14 25 (2.21%) VB6
15 19 (1.68%) Perl
16 17 (1.50%) VBScript
17 15 (1.33%) PHP
17 15 (1.33%) Objective-C
17 15 (1.33%) Shell Script
18 12 (1.06%) C
Qualifications
1 211 (18.64%) Degree
2 39 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (1.50%) Oracle Certification
4 15 (1.33%) OCP
4 15 (1.33%) ISEB
4 15 (1.33%) MCP
5 11 (0.97%) MCSA
5 11 (0.97%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.71%) Security Cleared
6 8 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (0.62%) APMP
7 7 (0.62%) MCSE
7 7 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.44%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.35%) HND
10 3 (0.27%) NVQ Level 3
11 2 (0.18%) MCITP
12 1 (0.088%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.088%) PMP
12 1 (0.088%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.74%) QA
2 28 (2.47%) SLA
3 14 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.088%) Solvency II
System Software
1 48 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (3.53%) Active Directory
3 34 (3.00%) Hyper-V
4 30 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
6 9 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.71%) XenApp
8 7 (0.62%) vSphere
8 7 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (0.44%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.35%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.27%) Docker
12 2 (0.18%) RACF
12 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.088%) Samba
13 1 (0.088%) NFS
13 1 (0.088%) KVM
13 1 (0.088%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 17 (1.50%) SCCM
2 13 (1.15%) Data Guard
3 12 (1.06%) SCOM
4 6 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.35%) Ganglia
6 3 (0.27%) Puppet
6 3 (0.27%) Windows Intune
6 3 (0.27%) OpenView
6 3 (0.27%) Control-M
6 3 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.18%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.088%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.088%) CA SiteMinder
8 1 (0.088%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.088%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.088%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.088%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.088%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.088%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 367 (32.42%) Microsoft
2 264 (23.32%) Oracle
3 80 (7.07%) Sybase
4 59 (5.21%) VMware
5 37 (3.27%) SAP
6 32 (2.83%) Business Objects
7 31 (2.74%) Apple
8 27 (2.39%) Google
9 26 (2.30%) Cisco
9 26 (2.30%) IBM
10 24 (2.12%) HP
11 22 (1.94%) Cognos
11 22 (1.94%) Twitter
12 17 (1.50%) Facebook
13 16 (1.41%) Yahoo!
13 16 (1.41%) Sony
14 15 (1.33%) Red Hat
14 15 (1.33%) Citrix
15 9 (0.80%) Brocade
16 8 (0.71%) Teradata
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent benefits
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