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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 461 524 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 14.59% 13.81% 17.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.38% 44.44% 49.72%
Number of salaries quoted 293 392 337
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 £29,600 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
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
915 1179 1058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 28.96% 31.07% 34.89%
Number of salaries quoted 568 788 610
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,500 £56,500
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 31 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 31 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 +2 232 £40,000 +6.66% 37
Edinburgh -4 166 £40,000 +6.66% 29
Aberdeen +3 18 £41,250 +10.00% 4
West Lothian -2 13 £35,000 +9.37% 4
Fife +8 9 £39,000 -5.45%
Dundee -4 4 £35,000 +40.00% 2
Stirling -15 4 £39,500 +2.59% 2
North Lanarkshire +1 3 £40,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 3 £37,500 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £36,500 -
East Ayrshire - 2 £23,750 -
Aberdeenshire - 2 - -
Highlands +1 1 - -
Scottish Borders 0 1 £23,000 -16.36%
Renfrewshire -5 1 £40,000 +17.64% 1
Lanarkshire - 1 £29,500 -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 617 (64.34%) .NET
2 604 (62.98%) C#
3 446 (46.51%) ASP.NET
4 392 (40.88%) JavaScript
5 355 (37.02%) HTML
6 351 (36.60%) SQL
7 331 (34.52%) MVC
8 316 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
9 306 (31.91%) CSS
10 295 (30.76%) Microsoft
11 263 (27.42%) Oracle
12 245 (25.55%) jQuery
13 216 (22.52%) ASP.NET MVC
14 200 (20.86%) MS Excel
15 178 (18.56%) .NET Framework
16 177 (18.46%) Finance
17 170 (17.73%) Degree
18 155 (16.16%) SQL Server 2008
19 147 (15.33%) Windows
20 140 (14.60%) TDD
21 137 (14.29%) Relational Database
22 130 (13.56%) Software Engineering
23 128 (13.35%) Visual Studio
24 126 (13.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 121 (12.62%) T-SQL
26 114 (11.89%) Java
26 114 (11.89%) WCF
27 109 (11.37%) SharePoint
28 108 (11.26%) Scrum
29 105 (10.95%) Oracle Database

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 109 (11.37%) SharePoint
2 70 (7.30%) IIS
3 37 (3.86%) JBoss
4 36 (3.75%) Umbraco
5 34 (3.55%) CMS
6 25 (2.61%) WebLogic
6 25 (2.61%) Node.js
7 22 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 20 (2.09%) WebSphere
9 18 (1.88%) IBM Notes
10 17 (1.77%) MS Exchange
11 15 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (1.36%) Tomcat
13 10 (1.04%) SAS
14 9 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (0.83%) Lync
16 5 (0.52%) WordPress
16 5 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
16 5 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
17 4 (0.42%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 200 (20.86%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.50%) MS Office
3 14 (1.46%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.31%) SPSS
5 3 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.31%) MS Project
6 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.04%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.73%) Oracle 11i
4 7 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.63%) assyst
5 6 (0.63%) Oracle Utilities
6 4 (0.42%) SAP LE
6 4 (0.42%) SAP GRC
6 4 (0.42%) SAP SCM
6 4 (0.42%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.42%) SAP R/3
6 4 (0.42%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.42%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.42%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.31%) Endur
7 3 (0.31%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.21%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.52%) SaaS
3 2 (0.21%) Office 365
3 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.29%) SAN
2 20 (2.09%) Firewall
3 13 (1.36%) DNS
3 13 (1.36%) HTTP
4 12 (1.25%) DMZ
4 12 (1.25%) Intranet
5 8 (0.83%) DHCP
6 7 (0.73%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.63%) Internet
7 6 (0.63%) WAN
7 6 (0.63%) iBeacon
8 5 (0.52%) IPv4
8 5 (0.52%) SMTP
9 4 (0.42%) LAN
10 3 (0.31%) FTP
10 3 (0.31%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.31%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.31%) Cisco IPT
11 2 (0.21%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (16.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 137 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 126 (13.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 105 (10.95%) Oracle Database
5 98 (10.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 75 (7.82%) RDBMS
7 59 (6.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 58 (6.05%) Data Warehouse
9 57 (5.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 41 (4.28%) MongoDB
11 36 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 34 (3.55%) MySQL
12 34 (3.55%) Oracle Database 10g
13 30 (3.13%) NoSQL
14 29 (3.02%) MS Access
15 26 (2.71%) Oracle Database 11g
16 17 (1.77%) Crystal Reports
17 13 (1.36%) Oracle9i Database
18 12 (1.25%) RavenDB
19 11 (1.15%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 128 (13.35%) Visual Studio
2 45 (4.69%) Git (software)
3 44 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (3.34%) Subversion
5 20 (2.09%) Selenium
6 18 (1.88%) TeamCity
7 12 (1.25%) GitLab
8 11 (1.15%) NUnit
9 10 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
9 10 (1.04%) Xcode
9 10 (1.04%) JIRA
9 10 (1.04%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.94%) NCrunch
11 8 (0.83%) MSBuild
11 8 (0.83%) SpecFlow
12 7 (0.73%) WatiN
13 6 (0.63%) Moq
13 6 (0.63%) ClearCase
14 5 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
15 4 (0.42%) ReSharper
General
1 177 (18.46%) Finance
2 36 (3.75%) Banking
3 25 (2.61%) Retail
4 18 (1.88%) Manufacturing
5 17 (1.77%) Marketing
6 7 (0.73%) Back Office
7 6 (0.63%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.52%) Advertising
9 4 (0.42%) Billing
9 4 (0.42%) Local Government
9 4 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.31%) Front Office
10 3 (0.31%) Electronics
11 2 (0.21%) Legal
11 2 (0.21%) Games
11 2 (0.21%) German Language
12 1 (0.10%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.10%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 604 (62.98%) Developer
2 227 (23.67%) .NET Developer
3 113 (11.78%) C# Developer
4 112 (11.68%) Analyst
4 112 (11.68%) Senior Developer
5 101 (10.53%) Software Developer
6 65 (6.78%) C# .NET Developer
7 52 (5.42%) ASP.NET Developer
8 51 (5.32%) Web Developer
8 51 (5.32%) DBA
9 49 (5.11%) Software Engineer
10 46 (4.80%) Support Analyst
11 40 (4.17%) SQL Developer
12 36 (3.75%) Architect
13 35 (3.65%) Java Developer
14 34 (3.55%) Oracle DBA
15 33 (3.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 32 (3.34%) Consultant
17 29 (3.02%) Senior .NET Developer
18 26 (2.71%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 617 (64.34%) .NET
2 446 (46.51%) ASP.NET
3 355 (37.02%) HTML
4 306 (31.91%) CSS
5 245 (25.55%) jQuery
6 216 (22.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 178 (18.56%) .NET Framework
8 114 (11.89%) WCF
9 103 (10.74%) HTML5
9 103 (10.74%) XML
10 100 (10.43%) Entity Framework
11 97 (10.11%) Web Services
12 90 (9.38%) NHibernate
13 80 (8.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 68 (7.09%) AngularJS
15 50 (5.21%) CSS3
16 49 (5.11%) WinForms
17 48 (5.01%) Spring.NET
18 47 (4.90%) Hibernate
19 45 (4.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 81 (8.45%) Computer Science
2 66 (6.88%) User Experience
2 66 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.34%) Open Source
4 31 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (2.71%) Mobile App
6 22 (2.29%) N-Tier
7 19 (1.98%) Mathematics
8 18 (1.88%) Social Media
9 15 (1.56%) iPad
9 15 (1.56%) Clustering
10 13 (1.36%) BBC
11 12 (1.25%) Replication
12 11 (1.15%) Physics
12 11 (1.15%) Derivative
13 10 (1.04%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.73%) Equities
14 7 (0.73%) FMCG
15 6 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
16 5 (0.52%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 147 (15.33%) Windows
2 67 (6.99%) UNIX
3 57 (5.94%) Linux
4 38 (3.96%) Apple iOS
5 34 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (2.61%) Android
7 20 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (1.98%) Solaris
9 18 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.15%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.15%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.94%) AIX
12 7 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (0.63%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.42%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.21%) Debian
15 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (34.52%) MVC
2 316 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (14.60%) TDD
4 130 (13.56%) Software Engineering
5 108 (11.26%) Scrum
6 103 (10.74%) Web Development
7 101 (10.53%) OO
8 83 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
9 73 (7.61%) CRM
10 67 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
11 65 (6.78%) ITIL
12 59 (6.15%) Mentoring
13 53 (5.53%) ETL
14 50 (5.21%) UX Design
14 50 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
15 49 (5.11%) Unit Testing
16 41 (4.28%) Dependency Injection
17 35 (3.65%) Data Modelling
18 34 (3.55%) OOP
19 33 (3.44%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 604 (62.98%) C#
2 392 (40.88%) JavaScript
3 351 (36.60%) SQL
4 121 (12.62%) T-SQL
5 114 (11.89%) Java
6 85 (8.86%) VB.NET
7 62 (6.47%) VB
8 56 (5.84%) PL/SQL
9 47 (4.90%) VBA
10 28 (2.92%) PowerShell
11 21 (2.19%) C++
12 19 (1.98%) VB6
13 18 (1.88%) VBScript
14 16 (1.67%) Ruby
15 12 (1.25%) XPath
15 12 (1.25%) Objective-C
15 12 (1.25%) Perl
16 10 (1.04%) C
17 9 (0.94%) PHP
17 9 (0.94%) F#
Qualifications
1 170 (17.73%) Degree
2 56 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (1.56%) Oracle Certification
4 13 (1.36%) OCP
5 10 (1.04%) MCP
6 7 (0.73%) Security Cleared
7 6 (0.63%) MCSE
7 6 (0.63%) ISEB
8 5 (0.52%) MCSA
9 4 (0.42%) NVQ Level 3
9 4 (0.42%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.31%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.31%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.21%) CCNA
11 2 (0.21%) HND
11 2 (0.21%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.82%) QA
2 11 (1.15%) SLA
3 7 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.10%) HL7
System Software
1 28 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.88%) Oracle RAC
4 16 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.04%) VMware ESX
6 9 (0.94%) XenApp
7 7 (0.73%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.42%) RACF
8 4 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.31%) Docker
9 3 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.21%) vSphere
11 1 (0.10%) Samba
11 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.10%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (1.88%) Oracle RMAN
2 11 (1.15%) SCOM
3 10 (1.04%) Control-M
4 9 (0.94%) NetBackup
5 8 (0.83%) SCCM
6 7 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (0.73%) Data Guard
6 7 (0.73%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.31%) Puppet
7 3 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.21%) OpenView
9 1 (0.10%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.10%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.10%) WSUS
9 1 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.10%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 295 (30.76%) Microsoft
2 263 (27.42%) Oracle
3 61 (6.36%) Sybase
4 34 (3.55%) VMware
5 32 (3.34%) Business Objects
6 29 (3.02%) SAP
7 26 (2.71%) HP
8 24 (2.50%) Apple
9 21 (2.19%) Cognos
10 18 (1.88%) Lotus
11 16 (1.67%) Citrix
12 15 (1.56%) Google
13 13 (1.36%) Yahoo!
13 13 (1.36%) Facebook
13 13 (1.36%) IBM
13 13 (1.36%) Sony
14 11 (1.15%) Informatica
14 11 (1.15%) BMC
15 10 (1.04%) SolarWinds
16 9 (0.94%) Cisco
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