Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 13 11
Rank change year-on-year -18 -2 +3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 202 317 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.43% 11.80% 12.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 26.90% 43.78% 37.47%
Number of salaries quoted 134 224 268
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £29,150 £26,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £64,625 £63,750 £60,000
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 751 724 838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 27.63% 26.94% 33.93%
Number of salaries quoted 488 491 551
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -1.16%

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 17 July 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 101 (50.00%) .NET
2 99 (49.01%) C#
3 97 (48.02%) SQL
4 77 (38.12%) Finance
5 76 (37.62%) Microsoft
6 63 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (28.71%) JavaScript
8 56 (27.72%) Microsoft Azure
9 46 (22.77%) ASP.NET
9 46 (22.77%) MVC
9 46 (22.77%) Problem-Solving
10 40 (19.80%) Java
10 40 (19.80%) Software Engineering
11 38 (18.81%) Amazon AWS
12 37 (18.32%) Windows
13 36 (17.82%) T-SQL
14 35 (17.33%) React
15 31 (15.35%) DevOps
15 31 (15.35%) SDLC
16 30 (14.85%) AngularJS
17 29 (14.36%) HTML
18 28 (13.86%) Microservices
19 27 (13.37%) Degree
19 27 (13.37%) Oracle
19 27 (13.37%) CSS
20 24 (11.88%) Active Directory
20 24 (11.88%) Business Intelligence
20 24 (11.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 23 (11.39%) jQuery
21 23 (11.39%) PowerShell

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 9 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.47%) IIS
3 6 (2.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.48%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.98%) Documentum
5 4 (1.98%) FileNet
5 4 (1.98%) OnBase
6 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.99%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.99%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.99%) SAS
8 1 (0.50%) Apache
8 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.50%) lighttpd
Applications
1 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.99%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.99%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.50%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 56 (27.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (18.81%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.94%) SaaS
3 12 (5.94%) Serverless
4 11 (5.45%) Power Platform
5 7 (3.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.98%) IaaS
6 4 (1.98%) Office 365
6 4 (1.98%) PaaS
7 2 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.99%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.50%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.47%) DNS
1 7 (3.47%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.97%) DHCP
2 6 (2.97%) Internet
2 6 (2.97%) SAN
3 4 (1.98%) Firewall
4 3 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (1.49%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.49%) LAN
4 3 (1.49%) NAS
4 3 (1.49%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.50%) Broadband
5 1 (0.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 20 (9.90%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (9.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (7.92%) Relational Database
4 11 (5.45%) Power BI
5 8 (3.96%) Big Data
6 6 (2.97%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.97%) MySQL
6 6 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.97%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.98%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.49%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.49%) OLTP
9 3 (1.49%) Snowflake Schema
9 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (10.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (8.91%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.91%) Visual Studio
3 12 (5.94%) SpecFlow
4 10 (4.95%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.46%) NUnit
5 9 (4.46%) Selenium
5 9 (4.46%) TeamCity
6 8 (3.96%) Cucumber
6 8 (3.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (3.96%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (2.97%) Bitbucket Server
7 6 (2.97%) Hudson
8 5 (2.48%) MSTest
9 3 (1.49%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.99%) Maven
10 2 (0.99%) Subversion
11 1 (0.50%) AccuRev
11 1 (0.50%) JIRA
11 1 (0.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 77 (38.12%) Finance
2 8 (3.96%) Banking
3 7 (3.47%) Retail
4 5 (2.48%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.49%) Games
7 2 (0.99%) Advertising
7 2 (0.99%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.99%) Legal
7 2 (0.99%) Marketing
8 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 86 (42.57%) Developer
2 36 (17.82%) .NET Developer
3 33 (16.34%) Software Engineer
4 32 (15.84%) Analyst
4 32 (15.84%) Software Developer
5 28 (13.86%) C# Developer
6 21 (10.40%) C# .NET Developer
7 18 (8.91%) .NET Software Engineer
7 18 (8.91%) Senior Developer
8 17 (8.42%) .NET Software Developer
9 16 (7.92%) SQL Developer
10 14 (6.93%) C# Software Developer
11 13 (6.44%) C# Software Engineer
11 13 (6.44%) SQL Analyst
11 13 (6.44%) Test Analyst
12 11 (5.45%) JavaScript Engineer
12 11 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (5.45%) Support Analyst
13 10 (4.95%) Java Developer
13 10 (4.95%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (50.00%) .NET
2 46 (22.77%) ASP.NET
3 35 (17.33%) React
4 30 (14.85%) AngularJS
5 29 (14.36%) HTML
6 27 (13.37%) CSS
7 23 (11.39%) jQuery
8 22 (10.89%) .NET Core
9 18 (8.91%) .NET Framework
9 18 (8.91%) XML
10 15 (7.43%) HTML5
11 13 (6.44%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (6.44%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (5.94%) JSON
13 10 (4.95%) Web Services
14 8 (3.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 8 (3.96%) Razor View Engine
14 8 (3.96%) Vue.js
14 8 (3.96%) WPF
15 7 (3.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.97%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.49%) Clustering
6 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.49%) Media Streaming
6 3 (1.49%) Social Media
7 2 (0.99%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.50%) CCTV
8 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.50%) iPad
8 1 (0.50%) Marketing Technology
8 1 (0.50%) User Experience
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.32%) Windows
2 15 (7.43%) Windows Server
3 14 (6.93%) Linux
4 11 (5.45%) Unix
5 8 (3.96%) Android
6 7 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.49%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (1.49%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (22.77%) MVC
2 46 (22.77%) Problem-Solving
3 40 (19.80%) Software Engineering
4 31 (15.35%) DevOps
4 31 (15.35%) SDLC
5 28 (13.86%) Microservices
6 24 (11.88%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (10.40%) Test Automation
8 19 (9.41%) Fintech
8 19 (9.41%) TDD
9 18 (8.91%) Decision-Making
10 16 (7.92%) Analytics
10 16 (7.92%) ETL
11 15 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (7.43%) Mentoring
12 14 (6.93%) Computer Science
13 13 (6.44%) Data Modelling
13 13 (6.44%) Scrum
13 13 (6.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 99 (49.01%) C#
2 97 (48.02%) SQL
3 58 (28.71%) JavaScript
4 40 (19.80%) Java
5 36 (17.82%) T-SQL
6 23 (11.39%) PowerShell
7 22 (10.89%) TypeScript
8 20 (9.90%) Python
9 10 (4.95%) R
10 9 (4.46%) C++
11 8 (3.96%) Scala
11 8 (3.96%) VB.NET
12 7 (3.47%) Perl
13 5 (2.48%) Java 8
14 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.49%) VBScript
15 2 (0.99%) PHP
16 1 (0.50%) Delphi
16 1 (0.50%) VB
16 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (13.37%) Degree
2 8 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.96%) QA
2 4 (1.98%) SLA
3 3 (1.49%) GDPR
4 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (11.88%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.45%) Docker
3 8 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (2.97%) XenApp
5 3 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.49%) vSphere
5 3 (1.49%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.97%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.49%) MaaS360
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (1.49%) WSUS
3 2 (0.99%) Ansible
3 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.99%) Puppet
3 2 (0.99%) Terraform
Vendors
1 76 (37.62%) Microsoft
2 27 (13.37%) Oracle
3 12 (5.94%) Xamarin
4 10 (4.95%) VMware
5 9 (4.46%) Google
6 8 (3.96%) Tableau
7 6 (2.97%) AppDynamics
7 6 (2.97%) Citrix
7 6 (2.97%) Dynatrace
7 6 (2.97%) Splunk
8 4 (1.98%) HP
8 4 (1.98%) Laserfiche
9 3 (1.49%) 3Com
9 3 (1.49%) Apple
9 3 (1.49%) Cisco
9 3 (1.49%) Epicor
9 3 (1.49%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.49%) Mitel
9 3 (1.49%) SAP
10 2 (0.99%) Sybase