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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 422 551 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 14.29% 14.38% 16.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.62% 45.24% 47.27%
Number of salaries quoted 248 418 320
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 £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
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
925 1218 1098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 31.32% 31.79% 34.41%
Number of salaries quoted 574 847 645
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,525 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +4 223 £40,000 +6.66% 30
Edinburgh -2 137 £42,500 +13.33% 34
West Lothian +6 14 £35,000 -9.67% 1
Aberdeen +1 10 £33,500 -16.25% 4
North Lanarkshire +5 7 £40,000 -
Fife +3 6 £45,000 +9.09%
Renfrewshire 0 6 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Stirling -13 6 £39,250 -19.07%
Dundee +1 4 £35,000 -12.50% 9
South Lanarkshire - 2 £28,750 - 1
Lanarkshire +4 1 £29,500 -21.33%
Highlands +2 1 - -
East Ayrshire - 1 £25,000 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £36,500 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - - 1
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 560 (62.29%) .NET
2 532 (59.18%) C#
3 417 (46.38%) ASP.NET
4 351 (39.04%) JavaScript
5 341 (37.93%) SQL
6 324 (36.04%) MVC
7 322 (35.82%) HTML
8 309 (34.37%) Agile Software Development
9 302 (33.59%) Microsoft
10 271 (30.14%) CSS
11 231 (25.70%) ASP.NET MVC
12 230 (25.58%) Oracle
13 214 (23.80%) MS Excel
14 189 (21.02%) jQuery
15 173 (19.24%) .NET Framework
16 142 (15.80%) TDD
17 140 (15.57%) Finance
18 138 (15.35%) Relational Database
19 130 (14.46%) Windows
20 129 (14.35%) Degree
21 127 (14.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 125 (13.90%) SharePoint
23 123 (13.68%) T-SQL
24 119 (13.24%) SQL Server 2008
25 112 (12.46%) Entity Framework
26 109 (12.12%) Software Engineering
27 103 (11.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 98 (10.90%) WCF
29 96 (10.68%) NHibernate
30 94 (10.46%) Scrum

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 125 (13.90%) SharePoint
2 57 (6.34%) IIS
3 33 (3.67%) Node.js
4 29 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 26 (2.89%) JBoss
6 25 (2.78%) MS Exchange
7 21 (2.34%) IBM Notes
7 21 (2.34%) Umbraco
8 20 (2.22%) WebSphere
9 19 (2.11%) CMS
10 15 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (1.22%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.89%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.89%) SAS
12 8 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.78%) Lync
14 4 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.33%) SAP Portal
15 3 (0.33%) Immediacy CMS
15 3 (0.33%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 214 (23.80%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.22%) InfoPath
3 17 (1.89%) MS Office
4 8 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.33%) MS Project
7 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) SPSS
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 19 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.11%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.67%) assyst
4 6 (0.67%) Oracle Utilities
5 4 (0.44%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.44%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.33%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.33%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.33%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.33%) SAP LE
6 3 (0.33%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.33%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.33%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.33%) LatentZero
6 3 (0.33%) SAP SCM
6 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.89%) Office 365
3 7 (0.78%) SaaS
4 3 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.45%) Firewall
2 20 (2.22%) SAN
3 18 (2.00%) DNS
4 14 (1.56%) LAN
5 12 (1.33%) Internet
5 12 (1.33%) WAN
6 11 (1.22%) DHCP
7 7 (0.78%) Intranet
8 6 (0.67%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.67%) NAS
9 5 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (0.56%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.56%) HTTP
9 5 (0.56%) CTI
10 4 (0.44%) DMZ
11 3 (0.33%) iBeacon
11 3 (0.33%) VoIP
11 3 (0.33%) VPN
11 3 (0.33%) IPv4
12 1 (0.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (15.35%) Relational Database
2 127 (14.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 119 (13.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 103 (11.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 87 (9.68%) Oracle Database
6 66 (7.34%) RDBMS
7 56 (6.23%) Data Warehouse
8 49 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 43 (4.78%) MongoDB
10 38 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
10 38 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 38 (4.23%) NoSQL
11 37 (4.12%) MySQL
11 37 (4.12%) MS Access
12 31 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
12 31 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
13 15 (1.67%) RavenDB
14 14 (1.56%) Oracle9i Database
14 14 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
14 14 (1.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 88 (9.79%) Visual Studio
2 50 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 38 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (3.45%) Subversion
5 24 (2.67%) Selenium
6 23 (2.56%) TeamCity
7 16 (1.78%) GitLab
8 12 (1.33%) Cucumber
9 11 (1.22%) MSBuild
10 10 (1.11%) WatiN
11 9 (1.00%) SpecFlow
11 9 (1.00%) JIRA
12 8 (0.89%) Xcode
13 7 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
14 6 (0.67%) ClearCase
15 5 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
16 4 (0.44%) NUnit
16 4 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
16 4 (0.44%) Jenkins
17 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 140 (15.57%) Finance
2 39 (4.34%) Banking
3 23 (2.56%) Marketing
4 22 (2.45%) Retail
5 19 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.67%) Front Office
7 5 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (0.44%) Billing
8 4 (0.44%) Back Office
8 4 (0.44%) Games
9 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.33%) Advertising
9 3 (0.33%) Legal
10 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.22%) German Language
11 1 (0.11%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.11%) Local Government
11 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 546 (60.73%) Developer
2 209 (23.25%) .NET Developer
3 125 (13.90%) Senior Developer
4 100 (11.12%) Analyst
5 90 (10.01%) Software Developer
6 87 (9.68%) C# Developer
7 53 (5.90%) DBA
8 49 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
9 38 (4.23%) Software Engineer
10 37 (4.12%) ASP.NET Developer
11 33 (3.67%) Web Developer
12 32 (3.56%) Java Developer
12 32 (3.56%) Oracle DBA
13 30 (3.34%) Architect
14 29 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
15 26 (2.89%) SQL Developer
16 25 (2.78%) Consultant
17 24 (2.67%) Business Analyst
17 24 (2.67%) Support Analyst
18 23 (2.56%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 560 (62.29%) .NET
2 417 (46.38%) ASP.NET
3 322 (35.82%) HTML
4 271 (30.14%) CSS
5 231 (25.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 189 (21.02%) jQuery
7 173 (19.24%) .NET Framework
8 112 (12.46%) Entity Framework
9 98 (10.90%) WCF
10 96 (10.68%) NHibernate
11 84 (9.34%) HTML5
12 75 (8.34%) AngularJS
13 71 (7.90%) XML
14 64 (7.12%) Web Services
14 64 (7.12%) Spring.NET
15 63 (7.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 52 (5.78%) Castle Windsor
17 42 (4.67%) WinForms
18 39 (4.34%) Hibernate
19 35 (3.89%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.90%) Computer Science
2 58 (6.45%) User Experience
3 56 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (5.12%) Open Source
5 21 (2.34%) Replication
6 20 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 19 (2.11%) Mathematics
8 15 (1.67%) Social Media
8 15 (1.67%) Clustering
9 14 (1.56%) BBC
9 14 (1.56%) N-Tier
10 12 (1.33%) Physics
11 9 (1.00%) FMCG
11 9 (1.00%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.78%) Data Integration
12 7 (0.78%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.78%) Derivative
13 6 (0.67%) Visualisation
13 6 (0.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 130 (14.46%) Windows
2 53 (5.90%) UNIX
3 52 (5.78%) Linux
4 32 (3.56%) Apple iOS
5 27 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (2.34%) Android
7 20 (2.22%) Solaris
8 11 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.22%) AIX
8 11 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.11%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.67%) Windows NT
12 5 (0.56%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.22%) Debian
15 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (36.04%) MVC
2 309 (34.37%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (15.80%) TDD
4 109 (12.12%) Software Engineering
5 94 (10.46%) Scrum
6 84 (9.34%) Web Development
7 74 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
8 73 (8.12%) OO
9 71 (7.90%) Mentoring
10 69 (7.68%) CRM
11 59 (6.56%) ETL
12 54 (6.01%) ITIL
13 51 (5.67%) UX Design
13 51 (5.67%) Performance Tuning
14 49 (5.45%) Unit Testing
15 37 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
16 33 (3.67%) Data Management
16 33 (3.67%) Project Management
17 31 (3.45%) Web Application Development
18 29 (3.23%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 532 (59.18%) C#
2 351 (39.04%) JavaScript
3 341 (37.93%) SQL
4 123 (13.68%) T-SQL
5 93 (10.34%) Java
6 71 (7.90%) VB.NET
7 50 (5.56%) PL/SQL
8 42 (4.67%) VB
9 33 (3.67%) VBA
10 26 (2.89%) PowerShell
11 25 (2.78%) Ruby
12 17 (1.89%) C++
12 17 (1.89%) VB6
13 16 (1.78%) Perl
14 14 (1.56%) VBScript
15 11 (1.22%) PHP
16 10 (1.11%) C
17 9 (1.00%) Shell Script
17 9 (1.00%) Objective-C
18 7 (0.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 129 (14.35%) Degree
2 66 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (1.22%) Oracle Certification
4 8 (0.89%) OCP
4 8 (0.89%) ISEB
4 8 (0.89%) MCSE
5 7 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.56%) NCDA
6 5 (0.56%) MCP
7 4 (0.44%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.44%) CCNA
7 4 (0.44%) NVQ Level 3
7 4 (0.44%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.33%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.33%) MCSA
8 3 (0.33%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.33%) CCNP
9 2 (0.22%) MCITP
9 2 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.56%) QA
2 17 (1.89%) SLA
3 7 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 41 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (2.67%) Hyper-V
3 22 (2.45%) Active Directory
4 14 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.89%) VMware ESX
5 8 (0.89%) XenApp
6 7 (0.78%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.44%) NFS
8 3 (0.33%) Docker
8 3 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.33%) vSphere
8 3 (0.33%) RACF
9 2 (0.22%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
2 10 (1.11%) SCOM
3 9 (1.00%) SCCM
4 7 (0.78%) Data Guard
4 7 (0.78%) HP SIM
4 7 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (0.78%) Control-M
4 7 (0.78%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.33%) Puppet
8 1 (0.11%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.11%) Nagios
8 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 302 (33.59%) Microsoft
2 230 (25.58%) Oracle
3 47 (5.23%) VMware
4 37 (4.12%) Sybase
5 29 (3.23%) Business Objects
5 29 (3.23%) SAP
6 21 (2.34%) Lotus
7 19 (2.11%) Apple
8 18 (2.00%) Citrix
9 17 (1.89%) HP
10 14 (1.56%) Yahoo!
10 14 (1.56%) Google
10 14 (1.56%) Sony
10 14 (1.56%) Cisco
10 14 (1.56%) Facebook
11 13 (1.45%) Informatica
12 12 (1.33%) Cognos
13 11 (1.22%) IBM
14 10 (1.11%) TIBCO
15 8 (0.89%) Telerik
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum + Good Career Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harrington Starr
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Irvine, Ayrshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Unrivalled Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Petroplan Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum + Solid Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Scotland
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Salary: £40k-£55k+benefits, progession +package
Posted: 4 days ago
Scotland
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Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £ DOE very competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
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Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
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