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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 465 572 513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 14.86% 14.27% 16.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.74% 45.40% 46.98%
Number of salaries quoted 285 441 326
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 £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £46,100
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
954 1260 1092
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 30.48% 31.44% 34.66%
Number of salaries quoted 604 874 632
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%

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 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 5 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 +5 251 £40,000 +6.66% 28
Edinburgh -3 150 £40,000 +6.66% 24
West Lothian +4 13 £35,000 -3.44% 2
Aberdeen +2 10 £42,500 +13.33%
Fife +5 8 £42,000 +1.81% 2
North Lanarkshire +3 7 £40,000 - 1
Stirling -12 7 £33,000 -31.25%
Renfrewshire +1 6 £40,000 +15.94% 3
Dundee +2 4 £35,000 -12.50%
South Lanarkshire - 3 £37,500 - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £36,500 -
Lanarkshire +3 1 £29,500 -21.33% 1
Highlands +2 1 - -
East Ayrshire - 1 £25,000 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 593 (64.39%) .NET
2 568 (61.67%) C#
3 434 (47.12%) ASP.NET
4 375 (40.72%) JavaScript
5 341 (37.02%) HTML
6 340 (36.92%) SQL
7 332 (36.05%) MVC
8 318 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
9 303 (32.90%) Microsoft
10 288 (31.27%) CSS
11 230 (24.97%) Oracle
12 227 (24.65%) ASP.NET MVC
13 212 (23.02%) jQuery
14 206 (22.37%) MS Excel
15 177 (19.22%) .NET Framework
16 144 (15.64%) TDD
17 142 (15.42%) Finance
18 140 (15.20%) Degree
19 135 (14.66%) Relational Database
20 134 (14.55%) SQL Server 2008
21 133 (14.44%) Windows
22 130 (14.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 129 (14.01%) T-SQL
24 125 (13.57%) SharePoint
25 118 (12.81%) Software Engineering
26 109 (11.83%) WCF
27 108 (11.73%) Entity Framework
28 101 (10.97%) HTML5
28 101 (10.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 100 (10.86%) Visual Studio

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (13.57%) SharePoint
2 67 (7.27%) IIS
3 32 (3.47%) Node.js
4 28 (3.04%) JBoss
5 27 (2.93%) SharePoint 2010
5 27 (2.93%) Umbraco
6 22 (2.39%) IBM Notes
6 22 (2.39%) CMS
7 20 (2.17%) WebSphere
8 19 (2.06%) MS Exchange
9 17 (1.85%) WebLogic
10 16 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (1.09%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.87%) SAS
12 8 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.76%) Lync
14 4 (0.43%) NetWeaver
14 4 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.43%) SAP Portal
15 3 (0.33%) WorkSite
Applications
1 206 (22.37%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.95%) InfoPath
3 17 (1.85%) MS Office
4 8 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.33%) MS Project
7 2 (0.22%) SPSS
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.09%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.65%) assyst
5 6 (0.65%) Oracle Utilities
6 5 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.54%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.54%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.43%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.43%) SAP R/3
7 4 (0.43%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.43%) SAP SCM
7 4 (0.43%) SAP GRC
7 4 (0.43%) SAP LE
8 3 (0.33%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.33%) Endur
9 2 (0.22%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.76%) SaaS
3 5 (0.54%) Office 365
4 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.39%) Firewall
2 20 (2.17%) SAN
3 17 (1.85%) DNS
4 11 (1.19%) Intranet
4 11 (1.19%) Internet
4 11 (1.19%) HTTP
4 11 (1.19%) DHCP
5 10 (1.09%) LAN
6 9 (0.98%) WAN
7 7 (0.76%) DMZ
7 7 (0.76%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.65%) iBeacon
9 5 (0.54%) IPv4
10 3 (0.33%) NAS
10 3 (0.33%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (0.33%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.22%) SMTP
11 2 (0.22%) VoIP
11 2 (0.22%) SSL
11 2 (0.22%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (14.66%) Relational Database
2 134 (14.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 130 (14.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 101 (10.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 91 (9.88%) Oracle Database
6 65 (7.06%) RDBMS
7 62 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
8 55 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 49 (5.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 43 (4.67%) MongoDB
11 40 (4.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 37 (4.02%) NoSQL
13 36 (3.91%) MS Access
14 33 (3.58%) MySQL
15 31 (3.37%) Oracle Database 10g
16 30 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
17 15 (1.63%) Hadoop
18 14 (1.52%) Oracle9i Database
18 14 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
19 13 (1.41%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 100 (10.86%) Visual Studio
2 52 (5.65%) Git (software)
3 38 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (3.80%) Subversion
5 24 (2.61%) Selenium
6 23 (2.50%) TeamCity
7 16 (1.74%) GitLab
8 13 (1.41%) Cucumber
9 11 (1.19%) MSBuild
9 11 (1.19%) Xcode
10 10 (1.09%) JIRA
10 10 (1.09%) WatiN
11 9 (0.98%) SpecFlow
12 8 (0.87%) NUnit
13 6 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (0.65%) ClearCase
13 6 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
14 4 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
14 4 (0.43%) Moq
14 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 142 (15.42%) Finance
2 39 (4.23%) Banking
3 22 (2.39%) Retail
4 21 (2.28%) Marketing
5 18 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 8 (0.87%) Back Office
7 5 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
7 5 (0.54%) Front Office
8 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.43%) Billing
9 3 (0.33%) Games
9 3 (0.33%) Legal
9 3 (0.33%) Advertising
10 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.22%) German Language
11 1 (0.11%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.11%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.11%) Local Government
11 1 (0.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 578 (62.76%) Developer
2 225 (24.43%) .NET Developer
3 123 (13.36%) Senior Developer
4 98 (10.64%) Analyst
5 93 (10.10%) Software Developer
6 92 (9.99%) C# Developer
7 52 (5.65%) DBA
7 52 (5.65%) C# .NET Developer
8 43 (4.67%) ASP.NET Developer
9 39 (4.23%) Software Engineer
10 36 (3.91%) Web Developer
11 35 (3.80%) Oracle DBA
12 33 (3.58%) Java Developer
12 33 (3.58%) Architect
13 30 (3.26%) Senior .NET Developer
14 28 (3.04%) Support Analyst
14 28 (3.04%) SQL Developer
15 25 (2.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 24 (2.61%) Business Analyst
17 23 (2.50%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 593 (64.39%) .NET
2 434 (47.12%) ASP.NET
3 341 (37.02%) HTML
4 288 (31.27%) CSS
5 227 (24.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 212 (23.02%) jQuery
7 177 (19.22%) .NET Framework
8 109 (11.83%) WCF
9 108 (11.73%) Entity Framework
10 101 (10.97%) HTML5
11 94 (10.21%) NHibernate
12 86 (9.34%) XML
13 82 (8.90%) AngularJS
14 81 (8.79%) Web Services
15 69 (7.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 59 (6.41%) Spring.NET
17 47 (5.10%) WinForms
17 47 (5.10%) Castle Windsor
18 46 (4.99%) CSS3
19 42 (4.56%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 72 (7.82%) Computer Science
2 63 (6.84%) User Experience
3 62 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (4.56%) Open Source
5 27 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (2.28%) Mobile App
7 20 (2.17%) Mathematics
8 18 (1.95%) Social Media
9 17 (1.85%) Replication
9 17 (1.85%) N-Tier
10 16 (1.74%) BBC
11 14 (1.52%) Clustering
12 12 (1.30%) Physics
12 12 (1.30%) iPad
13 11 (1.19%) Derivative
14 9 (0.98%) FMCG
15 8 (0.87%) Client/Server
16 6 (0.65%) Mainframe
16 6 (0.65%) Equities
17 5 (0.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 133 (14.44%) Windows
2 58 (6.30%) UNIX
3 53 (5.75%) Linux
4 39 (4.23%) Apple iOS
5 29 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (2.82%) Android
7 19 (2.06%) Solaris
8 15 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.19%) Windows XP
10 10 (1.09%) AIX
11 7 (0.76%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.65%) Windows NT
12 6 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.33%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.22%) Debian
14 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (36.05%) MVC
2 318 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (15.64%) TDD
4 118 (12.81%) Software Engineering
5 99 (10.75%) Scrum
6 93 (10.10%) Web Development
6 93 (10.10%) OO
7 73 (7.93%) CRM
8 71 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
9 68 (7.38%) Mentoring
10 57 (6.19%) ITIL
11 56 (6.08%) ETL
12 54 (5.86%) UX Design
13 51 (5.54%) Performance Tuning
14 50 (5.43%) Unit Testing
15 45 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
16 33 (3.58%) Web Application Development
17 32 (3.47%) Data Modelling
17 32 (3.47%) Data Management
18 30 (3.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 568 (61.67%) C#
2 375 (40.72%) JavaScript
3 340 (36.92%) SQL
4 129 (14.01%) T-SQL
5 99 (10.75%) Java
6 81 (8.79%) VB.NET
7 52 (5.65%) PL/SQL
8 50 (5.43%) VB
9 39 (4.23%) VBA
10 30 (3.26%) PowerShell
11 22 (2.39%) Ruby
12 20 (2.17%) C++
13 18 (1.95%) VB6
14 16 (1.74%) VBScript
15 13 (1.41%) Perl
16 11 (1.19%) Objective-C
17 10 (1.09%) PHP
18 9 (0.98%) Shell Script
19 8 (0.87%) C
19 8 (0.87%) XPath
Qualifications
1 140 (15.20%) Degree
2 63 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (1.41%) Oracle Certification
4 10 (1.09%) OCP
5 8 (0.87%) MCP
6 7 (0.76%) MCSE
7 6 (0.65%) ISEB
7 6 (0.65%) Security Cleared
8 5 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.54%) MCSA
9 4 (0.43%) NVQ Level 3
9 4 (0.43%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.33%) NCDA
10 3 (0.33%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.33%) CCNA
10 3 (0.33%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.22%) HND
11 2 (0.22%) MCDBA
11 2 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.39%) QA
2 14 (1.52%) SLA
3 6 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 34 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.28%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.87%) XenApp
5 8 (0.87%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.76%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.54%) RACF
8 3 (0.33%) Docker
8 3 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.33%) NFS
9 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.22%) vSphere
10 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (2.28%) Oracle RMAN
2 11 (1.19%) SCOM
3 10 (1.09%) SCCM
4 7 (0.76%) HP SIM
4 7 (0.76%) Data Guard
4 7 (0.76%) NetBackup
4 7 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (0.76%) Control-M
5 4 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.33%) Puppet
6 3 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.11%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.11%) WSUS
7 1 (0.11%) Nagios
7 1 (0.11%) OpenView
7 1 (0.11%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 303 (32.90%) Microsoft
2 230 (24.97%) Oracle
3 45 (4.89%) Sybase
4 40 (4.34%) VMware
5 31 (3.37%) Business Objects
6 29 (3.15%) SAP
7 25 (2.71%) Apple
8 22 (2.39%) Lotus
9 20 (2.17%) HP
10 16 (1.74%) Citrix
10 16 (1.74%) Sony
10 16 (1.74%) Yahoo!
10 16 (1.74%) Google
10 16 (1.74%) Facebook
11 15 (1.63%) IBM
11 15 (1.63%) Cognos
12 14 (1.52%) Informatica
13 12 (1.30%) Cisco
14 11 (1.19%) TIBCO
15 8 (0.87%) BMC
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits`
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
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