Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 13 14
Rank change year-on-year -17 +1 +3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 166 277 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.56% 10.96% 12.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.95% 39.74% 37.89%
Number of salaries quoted 107 195 255
Edinburgh median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £29,350 £24,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,250 £67,000 £56,250
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 594 697 908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 27.06% 27.58% 33.96%
Number of salaries quoted 362 483 573
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £69,750 £62,500
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 12 November 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 87 (52.41%) C#
2 83 (50.00%) .NET
3 66 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (36.14%) SQL
5 54 (32.53%) Finance
6 49 (29.52%) JavaScript
7 48 (28.92%) Microsoft
8 46 (27.71%) Azure
9 40 (24.10%) ASP.NET
10 34 (20.48%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (20.48%) Software Engineering
11 29 (17.47%) ETL
11 29 (17.47%) React
12 28 (16.87%) AngularJS
12 28 (16.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 27 (16.27%) Microservices
13 27 (16.27%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (15.06%) AWS
15 24 (14.46%) .NET Core
15 24 (14.46%) HTML
15 24 (14.46%) Oracle
16 23 (13.86%) MVC
16 23 (13.86%) Analytics
17 22 (13.25%) Data Warehouse
18 21 (12.65%) CSS
18 21 (12.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 21 (12.65%) Power BI
18 21 (12.65%) Power Platform
19 20 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
19 20 (12.05%) T-SQL

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 (3.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 5 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.81%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.20%) SAS
4 1 (0.60%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.60%) concrete5
4 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.20%) SPSS
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.20%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 2 (1.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 46 (27.71%) Azure
2 25 (15.06%) AWS
3 21 (12.65%) Power Platform
4 10 (6.02%) Serverless
5 7 (4.22%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.01%) SaaS
7 4 (2.41%) GCP
8 2 (1.20%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (1.20%) GitHub
8 2 (1.20%) Office 365
9 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.60%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.22%) Internet
2 4 (2.41%) Firewall
3 3 (1.81%) SAN
4 1 (0.60%) Broadband
4 1 (0.60%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.60%) Skype
4 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.60%) VoIP
4 1 (0.60%) VPN
4 1 (0.60%) WAN
4 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 22 (13.25%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (12.65%) Power BI
3 21 (12.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.82%) Big Data
4 8 (4.82%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.22%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (3.61%) MongoDB
7 5 (3.01%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (3.01%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (3.01%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.01%) OLTP
7 5 (3.01%) Snowflake Schema
8 4 (2.41%) Essbase
8 4 (2.41%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (9.64%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.01%) Subversion
4 4 (2.41%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.81%) JIRA
5 3 (1.81%) MSTest
5 3 (1.81%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.20%) Hudson
6 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.60%) Grunt
7 1 (0.60%) gulp
7 1 (0.60%) Protractor
7 1 (0.60%) Selenium
General
1 54 (32.53%) Finance
2 8 (4.82%) Public Sector
3 7 (4.22%) Banking
3 7 (4.22%) Retail
4 4 (2.41%) Automotive
5 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.81%) Marketing
6 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.20%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 84 (50.60%) Developer
2 26 (15.66%) .NET Developer
3 25 (15.06%) Software Engineer
4 16 (9.64%) Senior Developer
5 14 (8.43%) Analyst
5 14 (8.43%) C# Developer
6 12 (7.23%) .NET Software Engineer
6 12 (7.23%) Software Developer
7 10 (6.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 10 (6.02%) Lead Developer
8 9 (5.42%) Architect
8 9 (5.42%) DBA
8 9 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.82%) .NET Software Developer
9 8 (4.82%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (4.82%) C# Software Engineer
9 8 (4.82%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
9 8 (4.82%) SQL Developer
10 7 (4.22%) Xamarin Developer
11 6 (3.61%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (50.00%) .NET
2 40 (24.10%) ASP.NET
3 29 (17.47%) React
4 28 (16.87%) AngularJS
5 24 (14.46%) .NET Core
5 24 (14.46%) HTML
6 21 (12.65%) CSS
7 15 (9.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (7.23%) .NET Framework
8 12 (7.23%) WPF
9 11 (6.63%) WCF
10 10 (6.02%) XML
11 9 (5.42%) Node.js
11 9 (5.42%) REST
12 8 (4.82%) JSON
13 7 (4.22%) jQuery
14 6 (3.61%) React Native
14 6 (3.61%) RESTful
15 5 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web API
15 5 (3.01%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.63%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (5.42%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.41%) Media Streaming
5 4 (2.41%) Social Media
6 3 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.20%) User Experience
8 1 (0.60%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.60%) CCTV
8 1 (0.60%) Clustering
8 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.60%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.60%) iPad
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing Technology
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.83%) Windows
2 12 (7.23%) Linux
3 10 (6.02%) Android
4 4 (2.41%) Unix
5 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (20.48%) Business Intelligence
2 34 (20.48%) Software Engineering
3 29 (17.47%) ETL
4 27 (16.27%) Microservices
4 27 (16.27%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (13.86%) Analytics
5 23 (13.86%) MVC
6 19 (11.45%) Scrum
7 17 (10.24%) Fintech
7 17 (10.24%) SDLC
8 15 (9.04%) Mentoring
9 14 (8.43%) Test Automation
10 13 (7.83%) Data Modelling
10 13 (7.83%) Master Data Management
11 12 (7.23%) DevOps
12 11 (6.63%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (6.63%) Data Architecture
12 11 (6.63%) TDD
13 10 (6.02%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 87 (52.41%) C#
2 60 (36.14%) SQL
3 49 (29.52%) JavaScript
4 20 (12.05%) T-SQL
5 18 (10.84%) Java
6 16 (9.64%) Python
7 12 (7.23%) R
8 11 (6.63%) TypeScript
9 8 (4.82%) Scala
10 6 (3.61%) C++
10 6 (3.61%) VB.NET
11 5 (3.01%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.41%) C
12 4 (2.41%) Perl
12 4 (2.41%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.20%) Go
13 2 (1.20%) Groovy
13 2 (1.20%) Kotlin
13 2 (1.20%) PHP
13 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (7.83%) Degree
2 3 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.60%) CCNA
4 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.82%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 17 (10.24%) Docker
2 4 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.60%) XenApp
4 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.02%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.41%) Terraform
3 3 (1.81%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.20%) Ansible
4 2 (1.20%) Grafana
4 2 (1.20%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.20%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (28.92%) Microsoft
2 24 (14.46%) Oracle
3 17 (10.24%) Tableau
4 14 (8.43%) Xamarin
5 6 (3.61%) Informatica
6 4 (2.41%) Hyperion
7 3 (1.81%) Cisco
7 3 (1.81%) Epicor
7 3 (1.81%) Google
7 3 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.81%) VMware
8 2 (1.20%) Aderant
8 2 (1.20%) Alteryx
8 2 (1.20%) iManage
8 2 (1.20%) Intapp
8 2 (1.20%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.20%) Juniper
8 2 (1.20%) RapidMiner
9 1 (0.60%) OutSystems
9 1 (0.60%) UiPath