Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 276 326 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.80% 12.85% 12.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.23% 37.09% 46.04%
Number of salaries quoted 193 265 199
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +15.38%
10th Percentile £26,025 £29,150 £27,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,000 £61,500
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 686 879 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.84% 34.66% 27.41%
Number of salaries quoted 484 556 430
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,250 £28,950
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +8.43%

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 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 162 (58.70%) .NET
2 156 (56.52%) C#
3 125 (45.29%) Microsoft
4 120 (43.48%) SQL
5 117 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
6 108 (39.13%) MVC
7 90 (32.61%) ASP.NET
8 81 (29.35%) JavaScript
9 65 (23.55%) HTML
10 61 (22.10%) CSS
11 60 (21.74%) TDD
12 55 (19.93%) Microsoft Azure
13 54 (19.57%) Oracle
14 52 (18.84%) Visual Studio
14 52 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
15 51 (18.48%) ASP.NET MVC
16 49 (17.75%) AngularJS
17 48 (17.39%) Scrum
18 47 (17.03%) Finance
19 44 (15.94%) Windows
20 43 (15.58%) .NET Framework
20 43 (15.58%) Problem-Solving
21 41 (14.86%) Enterprise Software
22 39 (14.13%) Team Foundation Server
23 37 (13.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 34 (12.32%) OO
25 33 (11.96%) Java
25 33 (11.96%) T-SQL
26 30 (10.87%) Software Engineering
26 30 (10.87%) Degree

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 19 (6.88%) IIS
2 14 (5.07%) JBoss
2 14 (5.07%) WebSphere
3 10 (3.62%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.90%) CMS
4 8 (2.90%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.90%) Umbraco
5 7 (2.54%) Apache
5 7 (2.54%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.17%) WildFly
7 5 (1.81%) SAS
8 4 (1.45%) Confluence
8 4 (1.45%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.72%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.36%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.72%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 55 (19.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.71%) npm
3 10 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.62%) SaaS
4 5 (1.81%) Office 365
5 4 (1.45%) GitHub
6 3 (1.09%) Slack
7 2 (0.72%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.35%) DNS
2 11 (3.99%) iSCSI
3 9 (3.26%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.90%) Firewall
4 8 (2.90%) SAN
5 7 (2.54%) SSH
5 7 (2.54%) VPN
6 3 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (1.09%) DHCP
6 3 (1.09%) SMS
7 2 (0.72%) HTTP
7 2 (0.72%) Network Security
8 1 (0.36%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 28 (10.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 20 (7.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 18 (6.52%) MySQL
6 13 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (4.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (3.62%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (3.26%) NoSQL
8 9 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (2.90%) MongoDB
10 6 (2.17%) DB2
10 6 (2.17%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.81%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.81%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (1.45%) Power BI
12 4 (1.45%) PowerCenter
12 4 (1.45%) Redis
13 3 (1.09%) QlikView
13 3 (1.09%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 52 (18.84%) Visual Studio
2 39 (14.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (9.78%) Git (software)
4 21 (7.61%) Selenium
5 19 (6.88%) SpecFlow
6 15 (5.43%) Subversion
7 13 (4.71%) Grunt
7 13 (4.71%) gulp
8 11 (3.99%) JIRA
8 11 (3.99%) TeamCity
9 10 (3.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (3.26%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (2.90%) Cucumber
12 6 (2.17%) Bugzilla
12 6 (2.17%) Jenkins
12 6 (2.17%) Protractor
13 5 (1.81%) NUnit
13 5 (1.81%) SoapUI
14 3 (1.09%) Bitbucket
14 3 (1.09%) git-flow
General
1 47 (17.03%) Finance
2 11 (3.99%) Marketing
3 7 (2.54%) Advertising
4 5 (1.81%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.09%) Banking
5 3 (1.09%) Law
6 2 (0.72%) German Language
7 1 (0.36%) Billing
7 1 (0.36%) Front Office
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 136 (49.28%) Developer
2 80 (28.99%) .NET Developer
3 46 (16.67%) Analyst
4 45 (16.30%) Software Developer
5 38 (13.77%) C# Developer
6 29 (10.51%) .NET Software Developer
7 23 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 22 (7.97%) Senior Developer
9 19 (6.88%) DBA
10 16 (5.80%) Software Engineer
11 15 (5.43%) Senior .NET Developer
11 15 (5.43%) SQL DBA
12 14 (5.07%) Senior Software Developer
13 12 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
14 11 (3.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 11 (3.99%) C# Software Developer
14 11 (3.99%) Support Analyst
15 10 (3.62%) .NET Programmer
15 10 (3.62%) Applications Engineer
15 10 (3.62%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (58.70%) .NET
2 90 (32.61%) ASP.NET
3 65 (23.55%) HTML
4 61 (22.10%) CSS
5 51 (18.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 49 (17.75%) AngularJS
7 43 (15.58%) .NET Framework
8 30 (10.87%) ASP.NET Web API
9 26 (9.42%) HTML5
9 26 (9.42%) jQuery
10 22 (7.97%) Web Services
11 18 (6.52%) Entity Framework
12 16 (5.80%) Node.js
13 15 (5.43%) REST
14 14 (5.07%) RESTful
15 13 (4.71%) CSS3
15 13 (4.71%) XML
16 12 (4.35%) Angular 2
16 12 (4.35%) CSLA
17 11 (3.99%) React
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.86%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.71%) Fintech
4 11 (3.99%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.26%) User Experience
6 7 (2.54%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.17%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.81%) Replication
8 5 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.09%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.72%) Clustering
11 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.72%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.36%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 44 (15.94%) Windows
2 28 (10.14%) Windows Server
3 19 (6.88%) Linux
3 19 (6.88%) Unix
4 11 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.90%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.45%) AIX
6 4 (1.45%) HPUX
6 4 (1.45%) Solaris
6 4 (1.45%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.09%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.09%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.36%) Android
9 1 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (39.13%) MVC
3 60 (21.74%) TDD
4 52 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (17.39%) Scrum
6 43 (15.58%) Problem-Solving
7 34 (12.32%) OO
8 30 (10.87%) BDD
8 30 (10.87%) Software Engineering
9 27 (9.78%) Decision-Making
10 23 (8.33%) Test Automation
11 20 (7.25%) ITIL
11 20 (7.25%) Web Development
12 19 (6.88%) Unit Testing
13 18 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (6.16%) DevOps
15 14 (5.07%) CRM
15 14 (5.07%) ITSM
15 14 (5.07%) Service Management
16 12 (4.35%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 156 (56.52%) C#
2 120 (43.48%) SQL
3 81 (29.35%) JavaScript
4 33 (11.96%) Java
4 33 (11.96%) T-SQL
5 28 (10.14%) PowerShell
6 21 (7.61%) TypeScript
7 19 (6.88%) VB.NET
8 16 (5.80%) Python
9 9 (3.26%) C++
10 8 (2.90%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.90%) VB
11 5 (1.81%) C
11 5 (1.81%) VBA
12 4 (1.45%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.09%) ES6
13 3 (1.09%) Perl
13 3 (1.09%) PHP
14 2 (0.72%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (10.87%) Degree
2 7 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.81%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.45%) ISEB
5 3 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.09%) MCSA
6 2 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.72%) CCNA
6 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.72%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (0.72%) VCAP
6 2 (0.72%) VCDX
7 1 (0.36%) MCSE
7 1 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.35%) QA
2 4 (1.45%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.45%) SLA
3 3 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 15 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.99%) NFS
3 8 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.54%) Samba
5 3 (1.09%) Firmware
5 3 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.72%) vSphere
7 1 (0.36%) Docker
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (2.17%) SCCM
2 5 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.81%) SCOM
3 4 (1.45%) Ansible
3 4 (1.45%) Puppet
4 3 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 125 (45.29%) Microsoft
2 54 (19.57%) Oracle
3 11 (3.99%) VMware
4 8 (2.90%) Tableau
5 7 (2.54%) Facebook
6 6 (2.17%) EMC
6 6 (2.17%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.81%) SAP
8 4 (1.45%) HP
8 4 (1.45%) IBM
8 4 (1.45%) NetApp
8 4 (1.45%) Sybase
8 4 (1.45%) Teradata
9 3 (1.09%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.09%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.09%) Cisco
9 3 (1.09%) Citrix
9 3 (1.09%) Meraki
9 3 (1.09%) Talend
9 3 (1.09%) Xamarin