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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 568 540 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 15.66% 17.49% 18.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.54% 48.78% 59.55%
Number of salaries quoted 420 393 390
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
1102 1107 1011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 30.38% 35.86% 31.15%
Number of salaries quoted 706 720 689
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,709 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -4 256 £37,500 -6.25% 47
Edinburgh -4 253 £37,500 -6.25% 28
Aberdeen -8 14 £38,750 +0.64% 14
West Lothian +12 9 £35,000 +6.06% 3
Stirling -21 8 £47,500 -
Dundee +10 7 £42,500 +3.67%
Fife +6 6 £37,500 +50.00% 2
North Lanarkshire - 3 £30,000 - 2
Midlothian +1 2 £32,500 -
Aberdeenshire +2 1 - - 2
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £37,500 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £37,000 -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 693 (61.33%) .NET
2 684 (60.53%) C#
3 488 (43.19%) SQL
4 426 (37.70%) ASP.NET
5 398 (35.22%) Microsoft
6 383 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
7 339 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 317 (28.05%) HTML
9 299 (26.46%) MVC
10 263 (23.27%) CSS
11 228 (20.18%) Windows
12 207 (18.32%) Oracle
13 188 (16.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 184 (16.28%) MS Excel
15 177 (15.66%) .NET Framework
16 175 (15.49%) jQuery
17 170 (15.04%) Software Engineering
18 167 (14.78%) Visual Studio
19 166 (14.69%) SQL Server 2008
20 165 (14.60%) Degree
21 158 (13.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 153 (13.54%) Finance
23 148 (13.10%) T-SQL
24 146 (12.92%) ASP.NET MVC
25 137 (12.12%) XML
25 137 (12.12%) TDD
26 136 (12.04%) Java
27 131 (11.59%) SharePoint
28 126 (11.15%) Scrum
29 121 (10.71%) Relational Database

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 131 (11.59%) SharePoint
2 86 (7.61%) IIS
3 49 (4.34%) SharePoint 2010
4 40 (3.54%) Tomcat
5 39 (3.45%) CMS
6 30 (2.65%) MS Exchange
7 28 (2.48%) Node.js
8 27 (2.39%) Umbraco
9 25 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
10 22 (1.95%) Lync
11 18 (1.59%) WebLogic
11 18 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (1.50%) Apache
13 16 (1.42%) WebSphere
14 14 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
15 11 (0.97%) NServiceBus
15 11 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
16 8 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
16 8 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 184 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.65%) InfoPath
3 22 (1.95%) MS Office
4 5 (0.44%) MS Project
5 4 (0.35%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.088%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.088%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.088%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 35 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (1.15%) Oracle 11i
4 10 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.88%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.27%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.18%) MFGPRO
8 2 (0.18%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.088%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.088%) Movex
9 1 (0.088%) Endur
9 1 (0.088%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.71%) Office 365
3 6 (0.53%) SaaS
4 4 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.12%) Firewall
1 24 (2.12%) SAN
2 20 (1.77%) DNS
2 20 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.59%) Internet
4 17 (1.50%) HTTP
5 15 (1.33%) Fibre Channel
5 15 (1.33%) Intranet
5 15 (1.33%) FTP
5 15 (1.33%) SMTP
6 14 (1.24%) HTTPS
7 11 (0.97%) iSCSI
8 10 (0.88%) Unified Communications
9 8 (0.71%) VoIP
9 8 (0.71%) DHCP
9 8 (0.71%) DMZ
9 8 (0.71%) IP Telephony
10 6 (0.53%) VPN
10 6 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.53%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (16.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 166 (14.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 158 (13.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 121 (10.71%) Relational Database
5 81 (7.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 67 (5.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 66 (5.84%) RDBMS
8 65 (5.75%) Oracle Database
8 65 (5.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 36 (3.19%) MySQL
9 36 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
11 21 (1.86%) PerformancePoint
12 17 (1.50%) NoSQL
13 16 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (1.33%) DTS
15 14 (1.24%) QlikView
16 13 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 10 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 167 (14.78%) Visual Studio
2 70 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (4.42%) Git (software)
4 48 (4.25%) Subversion
5 16 (1.42%) JIRA
6 12 (1.06%) ClearCase
6 12 (1.06%) Eclipse
6 12 (1.06%) ReSharper
7 11 (0.97%) SpecFlow
7 11 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (0.80%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.71%) Bugzilla
9 8 (0.71%) NUnit
9 8 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
10 7 (0.62%) NCrunch
11 6 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (0.53%) InstallShield
11 6 (0.53%) Moq
11 6 (0.53%) Hudson
12 5 (0.44%) MSBuild
General
1 153 (13.54%) Finance
2 50 (4.42%) Banking
3 32 (2.83%) Retail
4 25 (2.21%) Games
5 21 (1.86%) Marketing
6 17 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.24%) Law
8 13 (1.15%) Advertising
9 12 (1.06%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.97%) Electronics
11 10 (0.88%) Legal
12 8 (0.71%) Private Banking
12 8 (0.71%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.44%) French Language
13 5 (0.44%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.44%) Back Office
14 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.18%) Local Government
16 1 (0.088%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 665 (58.85%) Developer
2 198 (17.52%) .NET Developer
3 155 (13.72%) Analyst
4 154 (13.63%) Software Developer
5 110 (9.73%) Software Engineer
6 83 (7.35%) C# Developer
7 79 (6.99%) Senior Developer
8 76 (6.73%) Programmer
9 72 (6.37%) SQL Developer
10 56 (4.96%) Web Developer
11 45 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
12 44 (3.89%) DBA
12 44 (3.89%) Support Analyst
13 40 (3.54%) Applications Support
14 38 (3.36%) Architect
15 37 (3.27%) Consultant
16 35 (3.10%) Graduate
17 34 (3.01%) Junior
18 31 (2.74%) Business Analyst
19 30 (2.65%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 693 (61.33%) .NET
2 426 (37.70%) ASP.NET
3 317 (28.05%) HTML
4 263 (23.27%) CSS
5 177 (15.66%) .NET Framework
6 175 (15.49%) jQuery
7 146 (12.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 137 (12.12%) XML
9 104 (9.20%) WCF
10 95 (8.41%) HTML5
11 76 (6.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 67 (5.93%) Web Services
13 55 (4.87%) WinForms
14 48 (4.25%) Ajax
15 47 (4.16%) NHibernate
15 47 (4.16%) CSS3
16 45 (3.98%) WPF
16 45 (3.98%) LINQ
17 39 (3.45%) XSLT
18 34 (3.01%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 78 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 68 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (5.13%) User Experience
4 42 (3.72%) Mobile App
5 33 (2.92%) N-Tier
6 29 (2.57%) Management Information System
7 24 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (1.86%) Social Media
9 13 (1.15%) DTV
9 13 (1.15%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.06%) Mobile Games
10 12 (1.06%) iPhone
10 12 (1.06%) Derivative
11 10 (0.88%) Blackberry
11 10 (0.88%) BBC
12 9 (0.80%) Data Extraction
13 8 (0.71%) NHS
14 7 (0.62%) Mathematics
14 7 (0.62%) Physics
14 7 (0.62%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 228 (20.18%) Windows
2 64 (5.66%) UNIX
3 60 (5.31%) Linux
4 43 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (2.83%) Android
7 24 (2.12%) Apple iOS
7 24 (2.12%) Windows 7
8 23 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (1.68%) Solaris
10 11 (0.97%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.88%) AIX
12 8 (0.71%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.44%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.44%) OpenSolaris
14 5 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.44%) HPUX
14 5 (0.44%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (26.46%) MVC
3 170 (15.04%) Software Engineering
4 137 (12.12%) TDD
5 126 (11.15%) Scrum
6 118 (10.44%) Business Intelligence
7 106 (9.38%) OO
8 87 (7.70%) ITIL
9 62 (5.49%) Data Modelling
9 62 (5.49%) CRM
10 58 (5.13%) Mentoring
11 56 (4.96%) Web Development
12 49 (4.34%) Continuous Integration
13 46 (4.07%) SEO
14 45 (3.98%) User Experience Design
15 42 (3.72%) Project Management
16 41 (3.63%) OOP
16 41 (3.63%) SOA
17 40 (3.54%) ERP
18 37 (3.27%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 684 (60.53%) C#
2 488 (43.19%) SQL
3 339 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 148 (13.10%) T-SQL
5 136 (12.04%) Java
6 96 (8.50%) VB.NET
7 52 (4.60%) VB
8 41 (3.63%) PowerShell
9 38 (3.36%) PL/SQL
10 33 (2.92%) VB6
11 28 (2.48%) Ruby
12 26 (2.30%) Python
13 23 (2.04%) Perl
13 23 (2.04%) C++
14 21 (1.86%) VBA
15 14 (1.24%) PHP
16 13 (1.15%) VBScript
17 12 (1.06%) C
18 11 (0.97%) Bash Shell
19 9 (0.80%) F#
Qualifications
1 165 (14.60%) Degree
2 39 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (1.50%) MCSE
4 15 (1.33%) ISEB
5 13 (1.15%) MCITP
5 13 (1.15%) MCP
6 10 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
7 8 (0.71%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.62%) OCP
9 6 (0.53%) MCSA
9 6 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.44%) APMP
11 4 (0.35%) HND
12 3 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.18%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.18%) Security Cleared
14 1 (0.088%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.088%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.088%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.27%) QA
2 31 (2.74%) SLA
3 12 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 19 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
6 7 (0.62%) vSphere
7 6 (0.53%) XenApp
7 6 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.18%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.18%) Docker
10 1 (0.088%) KVM
10 1 (0.088%) RHEV
10 1 (0.088%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.088%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.088%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (1.15%) Data Guard
2 9 (0.80%) SCCM
3 7 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.35%) Ganglia
4 4 (0.35%) SCOM
5 3 (0.27%) Windows Intune
6 2 (0.18%) Puppet
6 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.088%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.088%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.088%) Cacti
7 1 (0.088%) OpenView
7 1 (0.088%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.088%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.088%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.088%) Control-M
Vendors
1 398 (35.22%) Microsoft
2 207 (18.32%) Oracle
3 67 (5.93%) Sybase
4 49 (4.34%) VMware
5 34 (3.01%) SAP
6 29 (2.57%) Cisco
7 24 (2.12%) Google
7 24 (2.12%) Citrix
7 24 (2.12%) Twitter
8 17 (1.50%) Business Objects
9 16 (1.42%) JBoss
10 14 (1.24%) IBM
10 14 (1.24%) Sitecore
11 13 (1.15%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.06%) Apple
13 11 (0.97%) Facebook
14 10 (0.88%) Sony
14 10 (0.88%) Yahoo!
14 10 (0.88%) Tableau
15 9 (0.80%) Telerik
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
BAE Systems
Posted: 4 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + an excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
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Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Pertemps Recruitment Partnership
Posted: 4 days ago
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Wescot Credit Services Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Amsys
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Amsys
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago