Period
to 21 January 2020

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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 15 15
Rank change year-on-year -13 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 141 266 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.57% 11.03% 12.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.66% 41.96% 39.02%
Number of salaries quoted 88 195 240
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,850 £30,850 £28,700
90th Percentile £73,625 £70,000 £55,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +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 492 634 833
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.42% 26.30% 32.11%
Number of salaries quoted 320 445 527
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £27,800
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 January 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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 79 (56.03%) .NET
2 72 (51.06%) C#
3 56 (39.72%) Microsoft
4 50 (35.46%) JavaScript
5 47 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (32.62%) Finance
7 45 (31.91%) Azure
8 41 (29.08%) SQL
9 37 (26.24%) HTML
9 37 (26.24%) ASP.NET
10 33 (23.40%) .NET Core
11 27 (19.15%) CSS
11 27 (19.15%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (17.02%) ETL
12 24 (17.02%) Oracle
13 23 (16.31%) Visual Studio
13 23 (16.31%) Software Engineering
14 21 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 21 (14.89%) Microservices
15 20 (14.18%) Degree
15 20 (14.18%) Windows
15 20 (14.18%) MVC
16 19 (13.48%) AngularJS
16 19 (13.48%) Problem-Solving
17 18 (12.77%) Analytics
17 18 (12.77%) AWS
17 18 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
17 18 (12.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 16 (11.35%) Data Warehouse
18 16 (11.35%) React

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 5 (3.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.84%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.13%) IIS
3 3 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.42%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.71%) concrete5
5 1 (0.71%) SAS
5 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.84%) Markit EDM
2 4 (2.84%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (2.84%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (2.84%) thinkFolio
3 2 (1.42%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 45 (31.91%) Azure
2 18 (12.77%) AWS
3 11 (7.80%) Power Platform
4 7 (4.96%) SaaS
5 6 (4.26%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (3.55%) GCP
7 4 (2.84%) Office 365
7 4 (2.84%) PaaS
8 3 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.42%) GitHub
9 2 (1.42%) IaaS
10 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.55%) SAN
2 4 (2.84%) Firewall
2 4 (2.84%) Internet
3 3 (2.13%) DHCP
3 3 (2.13%) DNS
3 3 (2.13%) VPN
4 1 (0.71%) PBX
4 1 (0.71%) Skype
4 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.71%) VoIP
4 1 (0.71%) WAN
4 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (12.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (11.35%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (7.80%) Power BI
5 6 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (4.26%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.55%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (2.84%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (2.84%) Big Data
7 4 (2.84%) Essbase
7 4 (2.84%) QlikView
7 4 (2.84%) Snowflake Schema
8 3 (2.13%) MySQL
8 3 (2.13%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.13%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (2.13%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (16.31%) Visual Studio
2 9 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.26%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.84%) JIRA
4 4 (2.84%) Subversion
5 3 (2.13%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.42%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.42%) MSTest
6 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.71%) Selenium
7 1 (0.71%) SpecFlow
General
1 46 (32.62%) Finance
2 12 (8.51%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.84%) Automotive
4 3 (2.13%) Banking
4 3 (2.13%) Marketing
5 2 (1.42%) Legal
5 2 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.42%) Retail
6 1 (0.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 72 (51.06%) Developer
2 25 (17.73%) .NET Developer
3 19 (13.48%) Senior Developer
4 16 (11.35%) Software Engineer
5 13 (9.22%) Software Developer
6 10 (7.09%) Analyst
6 10 (7.09%) Architect
7 9 (6.38%) .NET Software Engineer
7 9 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 9 (6.38%) C# Developer
7 9 (6.38%) Lead Developer
7 9 (6.38%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
7 9 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (5.67%) .NET Software Developer
8 8 (5.67%) DBA
8 8 (5.67%) Junior
9 7 (4.96%) Administrator
9 7 (4.96%) Technical Leader
10 6 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (4.26%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (56.03%) .NET
2 37 (26.24%) ASP.NET
2 37 (26.24%) HTML
3 33 (23.40%) .NET Core
4 27 (19.15%) CSS
5 19 (13.48%) AngularJS
6 18 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (11.35%) React
8 15 (10.64%) WCF
9 13 (9.22%) WPF
10 12 (8.51%) .NET Framework
11 11 (7.80%) REST
12 10 (7.09%) Entity Framework
12 10 (7.09%) HTML5
13 8 (5.67%) Node.js
14 6 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (4.26%) React Native
14 6 (4.26%) XML
15 5 (3.55%) CSS3
15 5 (3.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.84%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.84%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.13%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.13%) User Experience
7 2 (1.42%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.42%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.42%) iPad
7 2 (1.42%) Marketing Technology
8 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.71%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.71%) Life Science
8 1 (0.71%) Media Streaming
8 1 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.18%) Windows
2 9 (6.38%) Android
2 9 (6.38%) Linux
3 7 (4.96%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.55%) Unix
4 5 (3.55%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.84%) AIX
5 4 (2.84%) zOS
6 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.42%) HPUX
6 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (19.15%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (17.02%) ETL
4 23 (16.31%) Software Engineering
5 21 (14.89%) Microservices
6 20 (14.18%) MVC
7 19 (13.48%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (12.77%) Analytics
9 15 (10.64%) SDLC
10 14 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (9.93%) Master Data Management
10 14 (9.93%) Scrum
11 13 (9.22%) Mentoring
12 11 (7.80%) Test Automation
12 11 (7.80%) Unit Testing
13 10 (7.09%) CRM
13 10 (7.09%) Customer Requirements
13 10 (7.09%) DevOps
13 10 (7.09%) Fintech
13 10 (7.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 72 (51.06%) C#
2 50 (35.46%) JavaScript
3 41 (29.08%) SQL
4 14 (9.93%) T-SQL
5 11 (7.80%) Python
6 10 (7.09%) TypeScript
7 8 (5.67%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.96%) Java
9 6 (4.26%) C
9 6 (4.26%) C++
9 6 (4.26%) PL/SQL
9 6 (4.26%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.84%) R
10 4 (2.84%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.13%) Scala
11 3 (2.13%) VB
11 3 (2.13%) VBA
12 2 (1.42%) Groovy
12 2 (1.42%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (14.18%) Degree
2 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.84%) CCNA
3 4 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.84%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (2.13%) A+ Certification
4 3 (2.13%) CCNP
4 3 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.55%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (8.51%) Docker
2 9 (6.38%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (2.13%) vSphere
5 2 (1.42%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.26%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.84%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (2.13%) WSUS
4 2 (1.42%) Ansible
4 2 (1.42%) Grafana
4 2 (1.42%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.42%) Terraform
4 2 (1.42%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 56 (39.72%) Microsoft
2 24 (17.02%) Oracle
3 14 (9.93%) Tableau
4 13 (9.22%) Xamarin
5 8 (5.67%) Cisco
6 6 (4.26%) VMware
7 5 (3.55%) Informatica
7 5 (3.55%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.84%) Ab Initio
8 4 (2.84%) Bloomberg
8 4 (2.84%) Charles River
8 4 (2.84%) FactSet
8 4 (2.84%) Hyperion
8 4 (2.84%) IBM
8 4 (2.84%) Sparx
8 4 (2.84%) Workday
9 3 (2.13%) Veeam
10 2 (1.42%) Google
10 2 (1.42%) Juniper
11 1 (0.71%) Netezza