The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 537 541 654
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 14.38% 16.44% 20.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.24% 45.69% 63.62%
Number of salaries quoted 386 389 463
Average salary £38,250 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,175
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1187 1184 1028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 31.78% 35.98% 31.97%
Number of salaries quoted 794 796 731
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,450
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
SQL Server
UK

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -4 259 £37,500 +7.14% 53
Edinburgh -10 178 £38,500 -3.75% 32
Aberdeen +4 36 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Dundee - 11 £42,500 -
Stirling -9 10 £50,000 - 2
Fife 0 8 £40,000 +66.66%
West Lothian +17 6 £35,000 +2.94%
Perth and Kinross 0 3 £42,500 -
Renfrewshire 0 2 £37,500 +25.00%
Falkirk - 2 £35,000 -
Scottish Borders 0 1 £46,500 +43.07%
North Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 £37,500 -
Midlothian - 1 £31,000 -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 710 (64.90%) .NET
2 689 (62.98%) C#
3 446 (40.77%) SQL
4 442 (40.40%) ASP.NET
5 385 (35.19%) Microsoft
6 331 (30.26%) JavaScript
7 322 (29.43%) HTML
8 295 (26.97%) MVC
9 282 (25.78%) CSS
10 223 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
11 203 (18.56%) Oracle
12 199 (18.19%) Windows
13 194 (17.73%) MS Excel
14 186 (17.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 181 (16.54%) jQuery
16 180 (16.45%) .NET Framework
17 173 (15.81%) SQL Server 2008
18 161 (14.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 150 (13.71%) Software Engineering
20 148 (13.53%) Visual Studio
21 143 (13.07%) T-SQL
21 143 (13.07%) XML
22 141 (12.89%) SharePoint
23 140 (12.80%) ASP.NET MVC
24 134 (12.25%) Degree
25 131 (11.97%) Java
25 131 (11.97%) TDD
26 125 (11.43%) Finance
27 123 (11.24%) Scrum
28 114 (10.42%) Business Intelligence

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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
1 141 (12.89%) SharePoint
2 72 (6.58%) IIS
3 49 (4.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 37 (3.38%) CMS
5 33 (3.02%) Tomcat
6 25 (2.29%) Node.js
7 24 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 24 (2.19%) Umbraco
8 23 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (1.74%) MS Exchange
10 18 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
10 18 (1.65%) Lync
11 16 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
12 12 (1.10%) Apache
13 11 (1.01%) WebLogic
13 11 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (1.01%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.55%) NServiceBus
16 5 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 194 (17.73%) MS Excel
2 39 (3.56%) InfoPath
3 25 (2.29%) MS Office
4 5 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.37%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.37%) MS Project
6 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.091%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 36 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.55%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.37%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.18%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.091%) MFGPRO
6 1 (0.091%) Endur
6 1 (0.091%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.46%) SaaS
3 3 (0.27%) Office 365
4 1 (0.091%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.29%) Intranet
2 20 (1.83%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.65%) Internet
3 18 (1.65%) HTTP
4 17 (1.55%) SAN
5 14 (1.28%) DNS
6 13 (1.19%) iSCSI
7 12 (1.10%) Unified Communications
7 12 (1.10%) Fibre Channel
7 12 (1.10%) Firewall
8 10 (0.91%) SMTP
9 8 (0.73%) DHCP
9 8 (0.73%) FTP
9 8 (0.73%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.55%) IP Telephony
11 5 (0.46%) Wireless
12 4 (0.37%) WAN
13 3 (0.27%) SSL
13 3 (0.27%) VPN
13 3 (0.27%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (17.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 173 (15.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 161 (14.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 109 (9.96%) Relational Database
5 104 (9.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 71 (6.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 65 (5.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 62 (5.67%) RDBMS
9 61 (5.58%) Oracle Database
10 43 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
11 35 (3.20%) MySQL
12 22 (2.01%) PerformancePoint
13 21 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
14 20 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
15 16 (1.46%) Pentaho
15 16 (1.46%) NoSQL
16 15 (1.37%) OLAP
17 14 (1.28%) QlikView
17 14 (1.28%) DTS
17 14 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 148 (13.53%) Visual Studio
2 75 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 46 (4.20%) Subversion
4 44 (4.02%) Git (software)
5 16 (1.46%) ClearCase
6 13 (1.19%) NUnit
7 10 (0.91%) Talend Open Studio
8 9 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
9 8 (0.73%) MSTest
9 8 (0.73%) JIRA
9 8 (0.73%) NCrunch
10 7 (0.64%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (0.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 6 (0.55%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.55%) MSBuild
11 6 (0.55%) InstallShield
11 6 (0.55%) Xcode
12 5 (0.46%) Hudson
12 5 (0.46%) ReSharper
General
1 125 (11.43%) Finance
2 36 (3.29%) Banking
3 26 (2.38%) Games
4 25 (2.29%) Retail
5 17 (1.55%) Marketing
6 14 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.19%) Advertising
8 10 (0.91%) Aerospace
9 9 (0.82%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.73%) Back Office
11 7 (0.64%) Legal
12 6 (0.55%) Law
13 5 (0.46%) Electronics
13 5 (0.46%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.27%) French Language
15 2 (0.18%) Front Office
16 1 (0.091%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 695 (63.53%) Developer
2 213 (19.47%) .NET Developer
3 171 (15.63%) Software Developer
4 126 (11.52%) Analyst
5 98 (8.96%) Software Engineer
6 89 (8.14%) C# Developer
7 85 (7.77%) Senior Developer
8 73 (6.67%) SQL Developer
9 69 (6.31%) Programmer
10 59 (5.39%) Web Developer
11 56 (5.12%) C# .NET Developer
12 53 (4.84%) Consultant
13 41 (3.75%) Graduate
14 39 (3.56%) Architect
15 38 (3.47%) Support Analyst
16 31 (2.83%) Applications Support
17 30 (2.74%) DBA
17 30 (2.74%) Lead Developer
18 28 (2.56%) SharePoint Developer
19 27 (2.47%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 710 (64.90%) .NET
2 442 (40.40%) ASP.NET
3 322 (29.43%) HTML
4 282 (25.78%) CSS
5 181 (16.54%) jQuery
6 180 (16.45%) .NET Framework
7 143 (13.07%) XML
8 140 (12.80%) ASP.NET MVC
9 97 (8.87%) WCF
10 95 (8.68%) HTML5
11 80 (7.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 64 (5.85%) WinForms
13 60 (5.48%) Web Services
14 57 (5.21%) Ajax
15 51 (4.66%) CSS3
16 47 (4.30%) NHibernate
17 46 (4.20%) WPF
18 44 (4.02%) LINQ
19 39 (3.56%) XSLT
20 35 (3.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 70 (6.40%) Computer Science
2 47 (4.30%) Mobile App
3 36 (3.29%) N-Tier
4 28 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 16 (1.46%) DTV
7 15 (1.37%) Derivative
8 13 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.19%) NHS
8 13 (1.19%) iPhone
9 12 (1.10%) Visualisation
9 12 (1.10%) Physics
10 11 (1.01%) Mobile Games
10 11 (1.01%) Social Media
10 11 (1.01%) Data Extraction
11 10 (0.91%) Mathematics
12 8 (0.73%) Data Integration
12 8 (0.73%) Clustering
13 6 (0.55%) Open Source
13 6 (0.55%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 199 (18.19%) Windows
2 57 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (5.03%) UNIX
4 41 (3.75%) Linux
5 35 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (2.74%) Android
7 22 (2.01%) Apple iOS
8 19 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.37%) Windows 7
10 14 (1.28%) Solaris
11 7 (0.64%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.46%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.37%) OpenSolaris
13 4 (0.37%) AIX
14 1 (0.091%) Debian
14 1 (0.091%) zOS
14 1 (0.091%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.091%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.091%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (26.97%) MVC
2 223 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (13.71%) Software Engineering
4 131 (11.97%) TDD
5 123 (11.24%) Scrum
6 114 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
7 92 (8.41%) OO
8 74 (6.76%) ITIL
9 62 (5.67%) CRM
9 62 (5.67%) Data Modelling
10 55 (5.03%) Web Development
11 48 (4.39%) SEO
12 45 (4.11%) Business Analysis
12 45 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
13 44 (4.02%) User Experience Design
13 44 (4.02%) Project Management
14 43 (3.93%) SOA
15 42 (3.84%) ERP
16 40 (3.66%) ETL
16 40 (3.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 689 (62.98%) C#
2 446 (40.77%) SQL
3 331 (30.26%) JavaScript
4 143 (13.07%) T-SQL
5 131 (11.97%) Java
6 103 (9.41%) VB.NET
7 63 (5.76%) VB
8 39 (3.56%) VB6
9 28 (2.56%) C++
10 26 (2.38%) PL/SQL
11 25 (2.29%) PowerShell
12 24 (2.19%) Python
13 22 (2.01%) VBScript
14 19 (1.74%) Ruby
15 18 (1.65%) Perl
16 16 (1.46%) VBA
17 13 (1.19%) PHP
18 10 (0.91%) F#
18 10 (0.91%) C
19 6 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 134 (12.25%) Degree
2 45 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (1.74%) MCSE
4 17 (1.55%) ISEB
5 14 (1.28%) MCITP
6 9 (0.82%) MCP
6 9 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (0.46%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.37%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.18%) CISSP
10 2 (0.18%) OCP
10 2 (0.18%) SSCP
10 2 (0.18%) MCSA
10 2 (0.18%) HND
10 2 (0.18%) CEH
11 1 (0.091%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.56%) QA
2 27 (2.47%) SLA
3 14 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.91%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.091%) HL7
System Software
1 34 (3.11%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.55%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.01%) XenApp
5 9 (0.82%) vSphere
6 6 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.27%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.18%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.18%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.091%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.091%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.091%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (0.55%) SCOM
2 5 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (0.46%) SCCM
3 4 (0.37%) Data Guard
3 4 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.18%) WSUS
4 2 (0.18%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.091%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.091%) CA SiteMinder
5 1 (0.091%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.091%) Control-M
5 1 (0.091%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.091%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.091%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.091%) Cacti
Vendors
1 385 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 203 (18.56%) Oracle
3 64 (5.85%) Sybase
4 39 (3.56%) VMware
5 33 (3.02%) Citrix
6 28 (2.56%) SAP
7 22 (2.01%) Google
8 21 (1.92%) Cisco
9 18 (1.65%) Business Objects
10 17 (1.55%) Twitter
11 16 (1.46%) Sitecore
12 14 (1.28%) Tableau
12 14 (1.28%) JBoss
13 13 (1.19%) Informatica
14 12 (1.10%) Cognos
15 10 (0.91%) Talend
16 9 (0.82%) Telerik
17 8 (0.73%) Red Hat
18 7 (0.64%) Symantec
18 7 (0.64%) Apple
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000.00 per annum + bonus, pension + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + generous benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £33000 - £51000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Change Recruitment Group
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + + benefits, depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Stirlingshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Change Recruitment Group
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago