Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 39 12
Rank change year-on-year +19 -27 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 85 173 281
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.48% 6.72% 10.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.27% 24.44% 40.90%
Number of salaries quoted 41 115 200
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -0.58% +6.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £25,613
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,250 £63,750
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -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 241 708 687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.87% 27.51% 26.88%
Number of salaries quoted 144 452 482
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,178 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.55% -6.27% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £68,750
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 60 (70.59%) C#
2 52 (61.18%) .NET
3 38 (44.71%) JavaScript
3 38 (44.71%) Microsoft
4 32 (37.65%) SQL
5 26 (30.59%) HTML
5 26 (30.59%) Azure
6 24 (28.24%) ASP.NET
6 24 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (27.06%) CSS
8 21 (24.71%) MVC
9 20 (23.53%) .NET Framework
9 20 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (22.35%) Software Engineering
11 18 (21.18%) Finance
12 17 (20.00%) .NET Core
13 16 (18.82%) Windows
14 14 (16.47%) Oracle
14 14 (16.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (14.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (14.12%) T-SQL
15 12 (14.12%) Entity Framework
16 11 (12.94%) Machine Learning
16 11 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (12.94%) AngularJS
16 11 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (12.94%) Visual Studio
16 11 (12.94%) Artificial Intelligence
17 10 (11.76%) Git (software)
17 10 (11.76%) HTML5

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 6 (7.06%) ArcGIS
2 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.53%) IIS
4 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.18%) CMS
5 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 26 (30.59%) Azure
2 8 (9.41%) AWS
3 6 (7.06%) Power Platform
4 3 (3.53%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (3.53%) Data Lake Analytics
4 3 (3.53%) PaaS
5 2 (2.35%) Office 365
6 1 (1.18%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) Intranet
2 1 (1.18%) ADSL
2 1 (1.18%) LAN
2 1 (1.18%) MPLS
2 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (14.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.24%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (7.06%) GIS
4 6 (7.06%) Power BI
4 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (5.88%) RDBMS
5 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.71%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (3.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.53%) Data Lake
7 3 (3.53%) DB2
7 3 (3.53%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.53%) PolyBase
7 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (12.94%) Visual Studio
2 10 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 8 (9.41%) JIRA
4 2 (2.35%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.35%) CMake
4 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.35%) MSBuild
4 2 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.35%) Selenium
4 2 (2.35%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.35%) TestRail
4 2 (2.35%) webpack
5 1 (1.18%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.18%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.18%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (21.18%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Retail
3 3 (3.53%) Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Legal
4 1 (1.18%) Advertising
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 55 (64.71%) Developer
2 20 (23.53%) .NET Developer
3 16 (18.82%) Software Developer
4 12 (14.12%) Senior Developer
5 10 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 10 (11.76%) Software Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Azure Developer
7 5 (5.88%) DBA
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 4 (4.71%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (4.71%) SQL DBA
8 4 (4.71%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Systems Developer
9 3 (3.53%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (61.18%) .NET
2 26 (30.59%) HTML
3 24 (28.24%) ASP.NET
4 23 (27.06%) CSS
5 20 (23.53%) .NET Framework
6 17 (20.00%) .NET Core
7 12 (14.12%) Entity Framework
8 11 (12.94%) AngularJS
9 10 (11.76%) HTML5
10 9 (10.59%) jQuery
10 9 (10.59%) Web Services
11 8 (9.41%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (8.24%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (8.24%) REST
12 7 (8.24%) WinForms
13 6 (7.06%) CSS3
13 6 (7.06%) React
14 5 (5.88%) Node.js
15 4 (4.71%) RESTful
15 4 (4.71%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (4.71%) Renewable Energy
2 3 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (3.53%) User Experience
3 2 (2.35%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (2.35%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.35%) CUDA
4 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.18%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.82%) Windows
2 4 (4.71%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.53%) Android
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (24.71%) MVC
3 20 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (22.35%) Software Engineering
5 11 (12.94%) Artificial Intelligence
5 11 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (12.94%) Machine Learning
6 9 (10.59%) Computer Science
6 9 (10.59%) Scrum
7 6 (7.06%) Analytics
7 6 (7.06%) API Development
7 6 (7.06%) Data Modelling
7 6 (7.06%) DevOps
7 6 (7.06%) SOLID
7 6 (7.06%) TDD
7 6 (7.06%) Technical Leadership
8 5 (5.88%) Decision-Making
8 5 (5.88%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.71%) Backlog Management
9 4 (4.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 60 (70.59%) C#
2 38 (44.71%) JavaScript
3 32 (37.65%) SQL
4 12 (14.12%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.88%) C++
6 4 (4.71%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.53%) Python
7 3 (3.53%) U-SQL
8 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.35%) C
8 2 (2.35%) C-shell
8 2 (2.35%) Fortran
8 2 (2.35%) Java
8 2 (2.35%) PHP
8 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.35%) R
8 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.35%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.18%) F#
9 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (10.59%) Degree
2 6 (7.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.35%) MCITP
3 2 (2.35%) MCTS
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 38 (44.71%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.47%) Oracle
3 4 (4.71%) Capita
3 4 (4.71%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.53%) Databricks
4 3 (3.53%) ESRI