Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 13 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 279 341 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.02% 12.82% 10.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.70% 38.53% 38.02%
Number of salaries quoted 208 250 177
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +4.58%
10th Percentile £26,600 £28,700 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £56,250 £55,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 669 885 626
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.42% 33.28% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 478 567 464
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +9.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £29,825
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +3.61%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 164 (58.78%) .NET
2 159 (56.99%) C#
3 127 (45.52%) Microsoft
4 105 (37.63%) Agile Software Development
5 101 (36.20%) SQL
6 98 (35.13%) JavaScript
7 77 (27.60%) ASP.NET
8 74 (26.52%) MVC
8 74 (26.52%) Finance
9 73 (26.16%) Continuous Integration
10 67 (24.01%) Microsoft Azure
11 58 (20.79%) HTML
12 55 (19.71%) CSS
12 55 (19.71%) PowerShell
13 53 (19.00%) Visual Studio
13 53 (19.00%) Windows
14 52 (18.64%) AngularJS
15 48 (17.20%) Team Foundation Server
15 48 (17.20%) Degree
16 47 (16.85%) TDD
17 45 (16.13%) Git (software)
17 45 (16.13%) DevOps
18 42 (15.05%) Oracle
19 41 (14.70%) Java
19 41 (14.70%) ASP.NET Web API
19 41 (14.70%) Problem-Solving
20 40 (14.34%) OO
21 39 (13.98%) Python
21 39 (13.98%) SpecFlow
21 39 (13.98%) .NET Framework

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (11.11%) IIS
2 11 (3.94%) Confluence
3 8 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.15%) Apache
4 6 (2.15%) JBoss
4 6 (2.15%) MQSeries
5 5 (1.79%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.79%) WildFly
6 4 (1.43%) CMS
7 3 (1.08%) concrete5
7 3 (1.08%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.72%) SAS
8 2 (0.72%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.72%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.72%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (2.15%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.08%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.36%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 67 (24.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.58%) Office 365
4 9 (3.23%) Slack
5 6 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.79%) GitHub
6 5 (1.79%) npm
6 5 (1.79%) SaaS
7 2 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.36%) Serverless
8 1 (0.36%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.58%) DNS
2 6 (2.15%) Cisco IOS
2 6 (2.15%) Firewall
2 6 (2.15%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.79%) SMS
3 5 (1.79%) VPN
4 4 (1.43%) iSCSI
4 4 (1.43%) SAN
4 4 (1.43%) SSH
5 3 (1.08%) DHCP
6 1 (0.36%) Internet
6 1 (0.36%) LAN
6 1 (0.36%) MPLS
6 1 (0.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 22 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (7.17%) Relational Database
4 19 (6.81%) MySQL
5 16 (5.73%) NoSQL
5 16 (5.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (5.02%) MongoDB
7 13 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (3.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (3.23%) SQLite
10 7 (2.51%) DB2
11 6 (2.15%) Oracle Database
11 6 (2.15%) SSDT
12 5 (1.79%) Big Data
12 5 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.79%) Pentaho
13 3 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (1.08%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 53 (19.00%) Visual Studio
2 48 (17.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (16.13%) Git (software)
4 39 (13.98%) SpecFlow
5 33 (11.83%) Selenium
6 28 (10.04%) Cucumber
7 25 (8.96%) TeamCity
7 25 (8.96%) Visual Studio Team System
8 22 (7.89%) Jenkins
9 19 (6.81%) NUnit
10 13 (4.66%) JIRA
11 9 (3.23%) Bitbucket
11 9 (3.23%) git-flow
12 6 (2.15%) Subversion
13 5 (1.79%) Grunt
13 5 (1.79%) gulp
14 4 (1.43%) SoapUI
15 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 2 (0.72%) Maven
16 2 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 74 (26.52%) Finance
2 12 (4.30%) Marketing
3 3 (1.08%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.72%) Banking
4 2 (0.72%) Games
4 2 (0.72%) German Language
5 1 (0.36%) Advertising
5 1 (0.36%) Back Office
5 1 (0.36%) Law
5 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 156 (55.91%) Developer
2 93 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 79 (28.32%) Software Developer
4 53 (19.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 53 (19.00%) C# Developer
5 47 (16.85%) C# .NET Developer
6 42 (15.05%) Senior Developer
7 37 (13.26%) C# Software Developer
8 32 (11.47%) Software Engineer
9 30 (10.75%) Senior Software Developer
10 29 (10.39%) Analyst
11 27 (9.68%) Java Developer
11 27 (9.68%) Senior .NET Developer
12 25 (8.96%) C# Software Engineer
13 21 (7.53%) .NET Software Engineer
13 21 (7.53%) JavaScript Developer
14 19 (6.81%) DBA
14 19 (6.81%) JavaScript Engineer
14 19 (6.81%) Senior .NET Software Developer
15 18 (6.45%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (58.78%) .NET
2 77 (27.60%) ASP.NET
3 58 (20.79%) HTML
4 55 (19.71%) CSS
5 52 (18.64%) AngularJS
6 41 (14.70%) ASP.NET Web API
7 39 (13.98%) .NET Framework
8 35 (12.54%) jQuery
9 29 (10.39%) XML
10 27 (9.68%) REST
11 26 (9.32%) HTML5
12 23 (8.24%) JSON
13 19 (6.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (6.81%) Node.js
14 18 (6.45%) Gherkin
15 17 (6.09%) CSS3
15 17 (6.09%) React
15 17 (6.09%) Web Services
16 10 (3.58%) LESS
17 9 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (5.38%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.30%) Replication
5 11 (3.94%) Fintech
5 11 (3.94%) User Experience
6 7 (2.51%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.51%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.79%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (1.08%) Clustering
9 2 (0.72%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.36%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.36%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.36%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.36%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 53 (19.00%) Windows
2 26 (9.32%) Windows Server
3 25 (8.96%) Unix
4 16 (5.73%) Linux
5 12 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.23%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.51%) AIX
7 7 (2.51%) Solaris
8 6 (2.15%) HPUX
8 6 (2.15%) Mac OS
9 5 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.08%) Android
11 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (37.63%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (26.52%) MVC
3 73 (26.16%) Continuous Integration
4 47 (16.85%) TDD
5 45 (16.13%) DevOps
6 41 (14.70%) Problem-Solving
7 40 (14.34%) OO
8 31 (11.11%) BDD
8 31 (11.11%) Scrum
9 30 (10.75%) Test Automation
10 29 (10.39%) Release Management
11 28 (10.04%) Decision-Making
12 26 (9.32%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 25 (8.96%) Process Improvement
14 23 (8.24%) Open Source
14 23 (8.24%) Software Engineering
15 21 (7.53%) API Testing
16 19 (6.81%) Agile Testing
16 19 (6.81%) Test Scripting
17 18 (6.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 159 (56.99%) C#
2 101 (36.20%) SQL
3 98 (35.13%) JavaScript
4 55 (19.71%) PowerShell
5 41 (14.70%) Java
6 39 (13.98%) Python
7 37 (13.26%) T-SQL
8 20 (7.17%) TypeScript
9 14 (5.02%) VB.NET
10 9 (3.23%) ES6
11 5 (1.79%) PHP
12 4 (1.43%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.43%) F#
12 4 (1.43%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.72%) C++
13 2 (0.72%) Java 8
13 2 (0.72%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.72%) Perl
13 2 (0.72%) R
13 2 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (17.20%) Degree
2 8 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.08%) MCSE
5 2 (0.72%) MCP
6 1 (0.36%) CEH
6 1 (0.36%) CISSP
6 1 (0.36%) GIAC
6 1 (0.36%) ISEB
6 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.36%) MCITP
6 1 (0.36%) MCSA
6 1 (0.36%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.36%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.15%) GDPR
2 5 (1.79%) SLA
3 2 (0.72%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 27 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.23%) Docker
4 5 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.43%) NFS
5 4 (1.43%) Samba
6 3 (1.08%) Firmware
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (1.79%) Puppet
2 4 (1.43%) Ansible
2 4 (1.43%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.72%) SCCM
4 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 127 (45.52%) Microsoft
2 42 (15.05%) Oracle
3 14 (5.02%) VMware
4 9 (3.23%) Atlassian
4 9 (3.23%) Xamarin
5 8 (2.87%) HP
6 6 (2.15%) Cisco
6 6 (2.15%) Google
6 6 (2.15%) Meraki
7 5 (1.79%) Tableau
8 4 (1.43%) Ab Initio
8 4 (1.43%) Teradata
9 3 (1.08%) IBM
10 2 (0.72%) Citrix
10 2 (0.72%) NetApp
10 2 (0.72%) SAP
11 1 (0.36%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.36%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.36%) Remedy
11 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com