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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 449 465 510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 14.82% 13.63% 17.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.61% 44.12% 52.31%
Number of salaries quoted 309 341 347
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,600 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +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
870 1054 975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 28.71% 30.89% 34.09%
Number of salaries quoted 568 710 602
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Glasgow +4 236 £40,000 +0.94% 32
Edinburgh 0 164 £40,000 +5.96% 25
Aberdeen +2 15 £41,250 +10.00% 2
West Lothian -3 13 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Fife +8 5 £34,500 -16.36% 3
Renfrewshire - 3 £47,500 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 3 £37,500 -
Dundee -6 2 £37,500 +56.25% 1
East Ayrshire - 2 £23,750 - 1
Aberdeenshire +2 1 - - 1
Stirling -17 1 £33,000 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £23,000 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £36,500 -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 642 (62.09%) C#
2 640 (61.90%) .NET
3 456 (44.10%) ASP.NET
4 398 (38.49%) JavaScript
5 394 (38.10%) SQL
6 362 (35.01%) HTML
7 336 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
8 326 (31.53%) MVC
9 313 (30.27%) Microsoft
10 303 (29.30%) CSS
11 262 (25.34%) Oracle
12 246 (23.79%) jQuery
13 211 (20.41%) Degree
14 210 (20.31%) MS Excel
15 198 (19.15%) ASP.NET MVC
16 191 (18.47%) Finance
17 181 (17.50%) .NET Framework
18 180 (17.41%) Windows
19 161 (15.57%) SQL Server 2008
20 149 (14.41%) TDD
21 145 (14.02%) Software Engineering
21 145 (14.02%) Visual Studio
22 144 (13.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 140 (13.54%) Java
24 139 (13.44%) Relational Database
25 128 (12.38%) T-SQL
26 125 (12.09%) XML
27 121 (11.70%) Scrum
27 121 (11.70%) WCF
28 120 (11.61%) OO

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 105 (10.15%) SharePoint
2 73 (7.06%) IIS
3 47 (4.55%) Umbraco
4 43 (4.16%) CMS
5 36 (3.48%) JBoss
6 29 (2.80%) WebLogic
7 24 (2.32%) Tomcat
7 24 (2.32%) Node.js
8 21 (2.03%) MS Exchange
9 20 (1.93%) WebSphere
9 20 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
10 16 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (1.45%) IBM Notes
12 14 (1.35%) SAS
13 11 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (0.77%) Lync
15 6 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.58%) WordPress
16 5 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
16 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 210 (20.31%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.42%) MS Office
3 11 (1.06%) InfoPath
4 9 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.48%) MS Project
6 3 (0.29%) SPSS
7 1 (0.097%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.097%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.87%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.77%) Oracle 11i
4 8 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.58%) assyst
5 6 (0.58%) Oracle Utilities
6 4 (0.39%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.39%) SAP R/3
6 4 (0.39%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.39%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.39%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.39%) SAP GRC
6 4 (0.39%) SAP SCM
6 4 (0.39%) SAP LE
7 3 (0.29%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.19%) FINCAD Analytics
8 2 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.77%) SaaS
3 2 (0.19%) Office 365
3 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.22%) SAN
2 20 (1.93%) Firewall
2 20 (1.93%) DNS
3 15 (1.45%) HTTP
4 14 (1.35%) Intranet
5 13 (1.26%) DMZ
6 11 (1.06%) DHCP
7 9 (0.87%) iBeacon
7 9 (0.87%) Internet
7 9 (0.87%) SMTP
8 8 (0.77%) FTP
8 8 (0.77%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.68%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.58%) WAN
11 5 (0.48%) IPv4
12 4 (0.39%) LAN
12 4 (0.39%) VoIP
12 4 (0.39%) IP Telephony
12 4 (0.39%) Cisco IPT
13 3 (0.29%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (15.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 144 (13.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 139 (13.44%) Relational Database
4 107 (10.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 104 (10.06%) Oracle Database
6 80 (7.74%) RDBMS
7 65 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
8 64 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 61 (5.90%) SQL Server 2005
10 41 (3.97%) MySQL
11 40 (3.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 36 (3.48%) MongoDB
13 31 (3.00%) NoSQL
14 30 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
15 27 (2.61%) MS Access
16 23 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
17 22 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
18 17 (1.64%) QlikView
19 13 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
19 13 (1.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 145 (14.02%) Visual Studio
2 56 (5.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 43 (4.16%) Git (software)
4 37 (3.58%) Subversion
5 17 (1.64%) JIRA
6 16 (1.55%) NUnit
6 16 (1.55%) Selenium
7 13 (1.26%) TeamCity
7 13 (1.26%) Xcode
8 11 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
9 9 (0.87%) NCrunch
10 8 (0.77%) ClearCase
10 8 (0.77%) Bugzilla
11 7 (0.68%) Moq
12 6 (0.58%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.58%) SpecFlow
12 6 (0.58%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
13 5 (0.48%) MSBuild
14 4 (0.39%) LoadRunner
General
1 191 (18.47%) Finance
2 45 (4.35%) Banking
3 33 (3.19%) Retail
4 18 (1.74%) Marketing
5 15 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 8 (0.77%) Back Office
8 7 (0.68%) Law
8 7 (0.68%) Local Government
9 6 (0.58%) Legal
9 6 (0.58%) Advertising
10 5 (0.48%) Electronics
11 4 (0.39%) Billing
11 4 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.29%) German Language
12 3 (0.29%) Front Office
12 3 (0.29%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 631 (61.03%) Developer
2 231 (22.34%) .NET Developer
3 141 (13.64%) Analyst
4 115 (11.12%) C# Developer
5 114 (11.03%) Software Developer
6 108 (10.44%) Senior Developer
7 67 (6.48%) C# .NET Developer
8 61 (5.90%) Support Analyst
9 56 (5.42%) Software Engineer
10 55 (5.32%) Web Developer
11 53 (5.13%) DBA
12 48 (4.64%) ASP.NET Developer
13 40 (3.87%) Java Developer
14 36 (3.48%) SQL Developer
15 35 (3.38%) Applications Support
15 35 (3.38%) Oracle DBA
16 33 (3.19%) Architect
17 32 (3.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 31 (3.00%) Consultant
19 27 (2.61%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 640 (61.90%) .NET
2 456 (44.10%) ASP.NET
3 362 (35.01%) HTML
4 303 (29.30%) CSS
5 246 (23.79%) jQuery
6 198 (19.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 181 (17.50%) .NET Framework
8 125 (12.09%) XML
9 121 (11.70%) WCF
10 111 (10.74%) Web Services
11 98 (9.48%) HTML5
12 95 (9.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 80 (7.74%) NHibernate
14 78 (7.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 57 (5.51%) AngularJS
16 56 (5.42%) Hibernate
17 55 (5.32%) CSS3
18 47 (4.55%) WPF
19 45 (4.35%) WinForms
19 45 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 97 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 70 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (5.90%) User Experience
4 38 (3.68%) Mobile App
5 32 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (2.51%) N-Tier
6 26 (2.51%) Social Media
7 24 (2.32%) Open Source
8 17 (1.64%) iPad
9 16 (1.55%) Mathematics
10 14 (1.35%) Clustering
10 14 (1.35%) BBC
11 13 (1.26%) Replication
12 11 (1.06%) Derivative
13 10 (0.97%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.77%) Equities
14 8 (0.77%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.77%) Physics
15 7 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
15 7 (0.68%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 180 (17.41%) Windows
2 74 (7.16%) UNIX
3 59 (5.71%) Linux
4 39 (3.77%) Apple iOS
5 36 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (2.42%) Android
7 25 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (2.03%) Solaris
9 19 (1.84%) Windows 7
10 13 (1.26%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.87%) AIX
12 7 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
12 7 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.58%) Windows NT
14 5 (0.48%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.48%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.29%) CentOS
15 3 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (31.53%) MVC
3 149 (14.41%) TDD
4 145 (14.02%) Software Engineering
5 121 (11.70%) Scrum
6 120 (11.61%) OO
7 97 (9.38%) Web Development
8 92 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
9 73 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
10 71 (6.87%) CRM
11 69 (6.67%) ITIL
12 59 (5.71%) Mentoring
13 56 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
13 56 (5.42%) ETL
14 52 (5.03%) Unit Testing
15 43 (4.16%) UX Design
16 41 (3.97%) Data Modelling
17 40 (3.87%) Dependency Injection
18 36 (3.48%) SOA
19 35 (3.38%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 642 (62.09%) C#
2 398 (38.49%) JavaScript
3 394 (38.10%) SQL
4 140 (13.54%) Java
5 128 (12.38%) T-SQL
6 90 (8.70%) VB.NET
7 64 (6.19%) VB
8 50 (4.84%) PL/SQL
9 49 (4.74%) VBA
10 34 (3.29%) PowerShell
11 29 (2.80%) C++
12 21 (2.03%) Ruby
13 20 (1.93%) VBScript
14 18 (1.74%) VB6
15 15 (1.45%) Objective-C
15 15 (1.45%) PHP
16 13 (1.26%) Perl
17 12 (1.16%) Shell Script
17 12 (1.16%) XPath
18 11 (1.06%) C
Qualifications
1 211 (20.41%) Degree
2 49 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (1.84%) Oracle Certification
4 17 (1.64%) OCP
5 15 (1.45%) VCP4
6 12 (1.16%) MCP
7 8 (0.77%) Security Cleared
8 7 (0.68%) ISEB
9 6 (0.58%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.48%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.48%) MCSE
10 5 (0.48%) MCSA
11 4 (0.39%) HND
11 4 (0.39%) NVQ Level 3
12 3 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.29%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.19%) CCNA
13 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.71%) QA
2 10 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.77%) SLA
4 5 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.097%) HL7
6 1 (0.097%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.03%) Oracle RAC
4 17 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.26%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (0.97%) VMware ESX
6 10 (0.97%) XenApp
7 7 (0.68%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.39%) RACF
8 4 (0.39%) Docker
8 4 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.19%) vSphere
11 1 (0.097%) Samba
11 1 (0.097%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (0.97%) Control-M
1 10 (0.97%) SCCM
1 10 (0.97%) SCOM
2 9 (0.87%) NetBackup
3 7 (0.68%) HP SIM
4 6 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (0.58%) Data Guard
5 4 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.39%) Puppet
6 2 (0.19%) OpenView
7 1 (0.097%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.097%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.097%) WSUS
7 1 (0.097%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.097%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.097%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.097%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.097%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.097%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.097%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 313 (30.27%) Microsoft
2 262 (25.34%) Oracle
3 73 (7.06%) Sybase
4 39 (3.77%) VMware
5 38 (3.68%) Business Objects
6 30 (2.90%) SAP
7 28 (2.71%) Apple
8 26 (2.51%) HP
9 19 (1.84%) Cognos
10 18 (1.74%) Google
11 15 (1.45%) Lotus
11 15 (1.45%) IBM
12 14 (1.35%) Yahoo!
12 14 (1.35%) Sony
12 14 (1.35%) Facebook
13 13 (1.26%) Cisco
13 13 (1.26%) Citrix
14 11 (1.06%) BMC
15 10 (0.97%) SolarWinds
16 9 (0.87%) Teradata
Scotland
Royal Bank Of Scotland
Salary: NA
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary and Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lockheed Martin
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Exciting projects & career development
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + (salary negotiable)
Posted: 2 days ago
Fife
Gold Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bathgate, West Lothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits, bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Tranent, East Lothian
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £48000 - £55000 per annum + Certifications
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Company Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cognizant
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lockheed Martin
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lockheed Martin
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago