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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 544 527 632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 14.72% 16.70% 19.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.68% 45.51% 62.64%
Number of salaries quoted 394 381 430
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,100
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
1141 1158 1009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 30.88% 36.70% 31.64%
Number of salaries quoted 737 769 707
Average salary £41,500 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.21% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -4 250 £37,500 +7.14% 48
Edinburgh -6 219 £38,000 -5.00% 35
Aberdeen -2 25 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Dundee +8 10 £42,500 +3.67% 1
West Lothian +17 7 £35,000 +4.47% 3
Fife +5 7 £40,000 +63.26% 1
Stirling -16 7 £48,750 -
Perth and Kinross +2 2 £42,500 - 1
Renfrewshire +2 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £31,000 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 - 3
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 705 (63.06%) .NET
2 690 (61.72%) C#
3 462 (41.32%) SQL
4 439 (39.27%) ASP.NET
5 398 (35.60%) Microsoft
6 338 (30.23%) JavaScript
7 313 (28.00%) HTML
8 303 (27.10%) MVC
9 271 (24.24%) CSS
10 222 (19.86%) Oracle
11 212 (18.96%) Windows
11 212 (18.96%) Agile Software Development
12 201 (17.98%) MS Excel
13 183 (16.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 181 (16.19%) .NET Framework
15 179 (16.01%) jQuery
16 175 (15.65%) SQL Server 2008
17 163 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 155 (13.86%) ASP.NET MVC
19 153 (13.69%) Software Engineering
20 149 (13.33%) Visual Studio
21 143 (12.79%) T-SQL
22 142 (12.70%) SharePoint
22 142 (12.70%) Finance
23 141 (12.61%) TDD
24 134 (11.99%) Degree
25 133 (11.90%) XML
26 129 (11.54%) Java
27 124 (11.09%) Scrum
28 122 (10.91%) Business Intelligence

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 142 (12.70%) SharePoint
2 77 (6.89%) IIS
3 56 (5.01%) SharePoint 2010
4 38 (3.40%) CMS
5 36 (3.22%) Tomcat
6 28 (2.50%) Node.js
7 27 (2.42%) MS Exchange
8 24 (2.15%) Umbraco
9 23 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
10 22 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
11 21 (1.88%) Lync
12 17 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
12 17 (1.52%) WebLogic
13 15 (1.34%) WebSphere
13 15 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
15 13 (1.16%) Apache
16 9 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
16 9 (0.81%) NServiceBus
16 9 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 201 (17.98%) MS Excel
2 37 (3.31%) InfoPath
3 27 (2.42%) MS Office
4 5 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.36%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.36%) MS Project
6 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.089%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.089%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (1.16%) Oracle 11i
4 11 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.54%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.27%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.18%) Endur
10 2 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
11 1 (0.089%) Movex
11 1 (0.089%) MFGPRO
11 1 (0.089%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.63%) Office 365
3 3 (0.27%) IaaS
3 3 (0.27%) SaaS
4 1 (0.089%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.97%) SAN
2 20 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.79%) Firewall
3 19 (1.70%) Internet
3 19 (1.70%) DNS
4 17 (1.52%) HTTP
5 15 (1.34%) Fibre Channel
6 14 (1.25%) Intranet
7 13 (1.16%) iSCSI
8 12 (1.07%) Unified Communications
8 12 (1.07%) SMTP
9 11 (0.98%) FTP
9 11 (0.98%) HTTPS
10 9 (0.81%) DHCP
11 8 (0.72%) IP Telephony
12 7 (0.63%) VoIP
13 6 (0.54%) WAN
13 6 (0.54%) DMZ
14 5 (0.45%) VPN
14 5 (0.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (16.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 175 (15.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 163 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 113 (10.11%) Relational Database
5 90 (8.05%) SQL Server 2005
6 69 (6.17%) Oracle Database
6 69 (6.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 66 (5.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 64 (5.72%) RDBMS
9 37 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
10 33 (2.95%) MySQL
11 24 (2.15%) PerformancePoint
12 23 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
13 16 (1.43%) DTS
13 16 (1.43%) NoSQL
14 14 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 13 (1.16%) Pentaho
16 12 (1.07%) QlikView
16 12 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 149 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 73 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (4.47%) Git (software)
4 44 (3.94%) Subversion
5 14 (1.25%) ClearCase
6 12 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
7 11 (0.98%) ReSharper
8 10 (0.89%) JIRA
8 10 (0.89%) NUnit
9 9 (0.81%) Talend Open Studio
9 9 (0.81%) SpecFlow
10 8 (0.72%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.63%) Xcode
11 7 (0.63%) NCrunch
12 6 (0.54%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.54%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 6 (0.54%) Moq
12 6 (0.54%) MSBuild
12 6 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 6 (0.54%) InstallShield
General
1 142 (12.70%) Finance
2 42 (3.76%) Banking
3 29 (2.59%) Games
4 28 (2.50%) Retail
5 22 (1.97%) Marketing
6 17 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.16%) Advertising
8 11 (0.98%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.89%) Aerospace
10 9 (0.81%) Electronics
11 8 (0.72%) Back Office
11 8 (0.72%) Law
11 8 (0.72%) Legal
11 8 (0.72%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.45%) French Language
13 4 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.36%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.089%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 683 (61.09%) Developer
2 208 (18.60%) .NET Developer
3 159 (14.22%) Software Developer
4 138 (12.34%) Analyst
5 99 (8.86%) Software Engineer
6 86 (7.69%) C# Developer
7 81 (7.25%) Senior Developer
8 77 (6.89%) Programmer
9 72 (6.44%) SQL Developer
10 56 (5.01%) Web Developer
11 50 (4.47%) C# .NET Developer
12 49 (4.38%) Consultant
13 41 (3.67%) Architect
14 39 (3.49%) DBA
14 39 (3.49%) Support Analyst
15 37 (3.31%) Graduate
16 36 (3.22%) Applications Support
17 31 (2.77%) Analyst Programmer
18 29 (2.59%) Lead Developer
18 29 (2.59%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 705 (63.06%) .NET
2 439 (39.27%) ASP.NET
3 313 (28.00%) HTML
4 271 (24.24%) CSS
5 181 (16.19%) .NET Framework
6 179 (16.01%) jQuery
7 155 (13.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 133 (11.90%) XML
9 105 (9.39%) WCF
10 94 (8.41%) HTML5
11 76 (6.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 64 (5.72%) Web Services
13 59 (5.28%) WinForms
14 51 (4.56%) Ajax
15 48 (4.29%) WPF
15 48 (4.29%) CSS3
16 44 (3.94%) NHibernate
17 43 (3.85%) XSLT
18 41 (3.67%) LINQ
19 33 (2.95%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 66 (5.90%) Computer Science
2 45 (4.03%) Mobile App
3 35 (3.13%) N-Tier
4 30 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 17 (1.52%) Social Media
7 15 (1.34%) iPhone
8 14 (1.25%) Derivative
9 13 (1.16%) Mobile Games
9 13 (1.16%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.16%) DTV
10 12 (1.07%) Visualisation
11 10 (0.89%) Data Extraction
12 9 (0.81%) BBC
13 8 (0.72%) NHS
13 8 (0.72%) Mathematics
13 8 (0.72%) Physics
14 7 (0.63%) Data Integration
15 6 (0.54%) Statistics
16 5 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 212 (18.96%) Windows
2 60 (5.37%) UNIX
3 53 (4.74%) Linux
4 50 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (3.04%) Android
7 26 (2.33%) Apple iOS
8 20 (1.79%) Solaris
9 17 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (1.43%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.89%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.89%) AIX
12 6 (0.54%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.45%) OpenSolaris
14 4 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.27%) CentOS
15 3 (0.27%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.27%) HPUX
16 2 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (27.10%) MVC
2 212 (18.96%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (13.69%) Software Engineering
4 141 (12.61%) TDD
5 124 (11.09%) Scrum
6 122 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
7 96 (8.59%) OO
8 79 (7.07%) ITIL
9 63 (5.64%) Data Modelling
10 59 (5.28%) CRM
11 54 (4.83%) Web Development
12 50 (4.47%) SEO
13 47 (4.20%) User Experience Design
14 45 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
15 44 (3.94%) SOA
16 43 (3.85%) ERP
17 40 (3.58%) Project Management
18 39 (3.49%) OOP
18 39 (3.49%) Business Analysis
19 37 (3.31%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 690 (61.72%) C#
2 462 (41.32%) SQL
3 338 (30.23%) JavaScript
4 143 (12.79%) T-SQL
5 129 (11.54%) Java
6 108 (9.66%) VB.NET
7 62 (5.55%) VB
8 40 (3.58%) VB6
9 32 (2.86%) PowerShell
10 30 (2.68%) PL/SQL
11 25 (2.24%) C++
12 24 (2.15%) Ruby
13 23 (2.06%) Perl
14 22 (1.97%) Python
15 21 (1.88%) VBA
16 14 (1.25%) VBScript
17 12 (1.07%) PHP
18 10 (0.89%) C
18 10 (0.89%) F#
18 10 (0.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 134 (11.99%) Degree
2 43 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (1.70%) MCSE
4 15 (1.34%) ISEB
4 15 (1.34%) MCITP
5 11 (0.98%) MCP
6 10 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.45%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.45%) MCSA
7 5 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.27%) OCP
9 3 (0.27%) APMP
9 3 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.089%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.089%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.089%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.089%) CISSP
10 1 (0.089%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.089%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.58%) QA
2 34 (3.04%) SLA
3 13 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (3.31%) Active Directory
1 37 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 15 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
5 8 (0.72%) XenApp
5 8 (0.72%) vSphere
6 5 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.18%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.089%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.089%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.089%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.089%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.089%) KVM
9 1 (0.089%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 13 (1.16%) Data Guard
2 9 (0.81%) SCCM
3 7 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.36%) SCOM
5 2 (0.18%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.18%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.089%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.089%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.089%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.089%) Cacti
6 1 (0.089%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.089%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.089%) Control-M
6 1 (0.089%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.089%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.089%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 398 (35.60%) Microsoft
2 222 (19.86%) Oracle
3 64 (5.72%) Sybase
4 49 (4.38%) VMware
5 33 (2.95%) SAP
5 33 (2.95%) Citrix
6 29 (2.59%) Cisco
7 25 (2.24%) Google
8 22 (1.97%) Twitter
9 17 (1.52%) Sitecore
9 17 (1.52%) Business Objects
10 16 (1.43%) JBoss
11 12 (1.07%) IBM
11 12 (1.07%) Informatica
11 12 (1.07%) Red Hat
12 11 (0.98%) Apple
12 11 (0.98%) Tableau
13 10 (0.89%) Facebook
13 10 (0.89%) Telerik
13 10 (0.89%) Cognos
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 hours ago
Perth, Perthshire
SSE
Salary: From £42,023 to £53,718 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 5 hours ago
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £37500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Change Recruitment Group
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Dependent on Exp.
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: Yesterday
Perth & Kinross
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £33000 - £50000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday