Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 14 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 281 347 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.14% 12.89% 11.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.26% 37.31% 42.61%
Number of salaries quoted 196 265 175
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £24,500 £28,100 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £56,250 £62,500
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 681 930 629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.99% 34.55% 27.10%
Number of salaries quoted 475 584 426
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 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £69,500 £65,000 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% -3.49% +6.83%

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 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 160 (56.94%) .NET
2 155 (55.16%) C#
3 133 (47.33%) Microsoft
4 114 (40.57%) Agile Software Development
5 108 (38.43%) SQL
6 91 (32.38%) JavaScript
7 87 (30.96%) MVC
8 73 (25.98%) ASP.NET
9 68 (24.20%) Finance
10 66 (23.49%) Continuous Integration
11 61 (21.71%) Microsoft Azure
12 60 (21.35%) CSS
13 59 (21.00%) HTML
14 55 (19.57%) Visual Studio
15 54 (19.22%) AngularJS
16 50 (17.79%) TDD
17 49 (17.44%) Windows
18 48 (17.08%) Oracle
18 48 (17.08%) Team Foundation Server
19 45 (16.01%) Degree
19 45 (16.01%) Problem-Solving
20 44 (15.66%) PowerShell
21 42 (14.95%) .NET Framework
21 42 (14.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 41 (14.59%) Java
22 41 (14.59%) Git (software)
23 38 (13.52%) T-SQL
24 37 (13.17%) OO
24 37 (13.17%) ASP.NET Web API
25 35 (12.46%) DevOps

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 28 (9.96%) IIS
2 12 (4.27%) JBoss
3 10 (3.56%) Confluence
3 10 (3.56%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.20%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.85%) Apache
5 8 (2.85%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.14%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.42%) CMS
7 4 (1.42%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.42%) WildFly
8 3 (1.07%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.71%) SAS
9 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.36%) concrete5
10 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (2.85%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (3.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 61 (21.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.91%) npm
4 10 (3.56%) Office 365
5 9 (3.20%) SaaS
5 9 (3.20%) Slack
6 7 (2.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.78%) GitHub
8 2 (0.71%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.20%) DNS
1 9 (3.20%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.85%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (2.49%) iSCSI
3 7 (2.49%) SSH
4 5 (1.78%) Firewall
4 5 (1.78%) SMS
5 4 (1.42%) VPN
6 2 (0.71%) HTTP
7 1 (0.36%) DHCP
7 1 (0.36%) Internet
7 1 (0.36%) LAN
7 1 (0.36%) MPLS
7 1 (0.36%) SAN
7 1 (0.36%) Skype
7 1 (0.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (14.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 25 (8.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (8.54%) Relational Database
4 19 (6.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 17 (6.05%) MySQL
6 15 (5.34%) MongoDB
6 15 (5.34%) NoSQL
6 15 (5.34%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (4.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (4.27%) DB2
9 9 (3.20%) SQLite
10 7 (2.49%) SSDT
11 6 (2.14%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (1.07%) Power BI
14 3 (1.07%) RDBMS
14 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 55 (19.57%) Visual Studio
2 48 (17.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (14.59%) Git (software)
4 29 (10.32%) Selenium
4 29 (10.32%) SpecFlow
5 22 (7.83%) Cucumber
6 20 (7.12%) TeamCity
7 19 (6.76%) Visual Studio Team System
8 16 (5.69%) Jenkins
9 14 (4.98%) NUnit
10 12 (4.27%) JIRA
11 11 (3.91%) Grunt
11 11 (3.91%) gulp
11 11 (3.91%) Subversion
12 9 (3.20%) Bitbucket
12 9 (3.20%) git-flow
13 6 (2.14%) Bugzilla
13 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (1.42%) SoapUI
15 2 (0.71%) Jasmine
General
1 68 (24.20%) Finance
2 12 (4.27%) Marketing
3 5 (1.78%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.07%) Law
5 2 (0.71%) Advertising
5 2 (0.71%) German Language
6 1 (0.36%) Banking
6 1 (0.36%) Front Office
6 1 (0.36%) Games
6 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 147 (52.31%) Developer
2 85 (30.25%) .NET Developer
3 64 (22.78%) Software Developer
4 42 (14.95%) C# Developer
5 40 (14.23%) .NET Software Developer
6 37 (13.17%) C# .NET Developer
7 34 (12.10%) Senior Developer
8 33 (11.74%) Analyst
9 30 (10.68%) Software Engineer
10 25 (8.90%) C# Software Developer
11 24 (8.54%) Senior Software Developer
12 21 (7.47%) Senior .NET Developer
13 20 (7.12%) DBA
13 20 (7.12%) Java Developer
14 18 (6.41%) C# Software Engineer
15 16 (5.69%) .NET Software Engineer
15 16 (5.69%) Full Stack Developer
15 16 (5.69%) SQL DBA
15 16 (5.69%) Test Engineer
16 15 (5.34%) Senior .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (56.94%) .NET
2 73 (25.98%) ASP.NET
3 60 (21.35%) CSS
4 59 (21.00%) HTML
5 54 (19.22%) AngularJS
6 42 (14.95%) .NET Framework
7 37 (13.17%) ASP.NET Web API
8 35 (12.46%) jQuery
9 31 (11.03%) HTML5
10 26 (9.25%) REST
11 25 (8.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (7.47%) Node.js
13 20 (7.12%) Web Services
14 19 (6.76%) XML
15 18 (6.41%) CSS3
16 16 (5.69%) React
17 15 (5.34%) JSON
18 13 (4.63%) Gherkin
19 10 (3.56%) Angular 2
19 10 (3.56%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.96%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (5.34%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.98%) Fintech
4 12 (4.27%) Replication
4 12 (4.27%) User Experience
5 11 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (3.20%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.14%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.07%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.07%) Clustering
9 3 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.71%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.36%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.36%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.36%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 49 (17.44%) Windows
2 27 (9.61%) Windows Server
3 20 (7.12%) Unix
4 13 (4.63%) Linux
5 12 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.91%) Windows 10
7 8 (2.85%) Mac OS
8 6 (2.14%) AIX
8 6 (2.14%) HPUX
8 6 (2.14%) Solaris
9 2 (0.71%) Android
9 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.36%) CentOS
10 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (40.57%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (30.96%) MVC
3 66 (23.49%) Continuous Integration
4 50 (17.79%) TDD
5 45 (16.01%) Problem-Solving
6 37 (13.17%) OO
7 35 (12.46%) DevOps
8 34 (12.10%) Scrum
9 31 (11.03%) Test Automation
10 30 (10.68%) BDD
11 28 (9.96%) Decision-Making
11 28 (9.96%) Software Engineering
12 21 (7.47%) Release Management
13 20 (7.12%) Process Improvement
14 19 (6.76%) API Testing
14 19 (6.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 19 (6.76%) Web Development
15 17 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (6.05%) Data Modelling
15 17 (6.05%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 155 (55.16%) C#
2 108 (38.43%) SQL
3 91 (32.38%) JavaScript
4 44 (15.66%) PowerShell
5 41 (14.59%) Java
6 38 (13.52%) T-SQL
7 30 (10.68%) Python
8 19 (6.76%) TypeScript
9 15 (5.34%) VB.NET
10 9 (3.20%) ES6
11 6 (2.14%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.42%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.07%) C++
13 3 (1.07%) F#
14 2 (0.71%) PHP
14 2 (0.71%) R
15 1 (0.36%) C
15 1 (0.36%) Perl
15 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.36%) XAML
Qualifications
1 45 (16.01%) Degree
2 6 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.42%) ISEB
3 4 (1.42%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.07%) MCSE
5 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.36%) MCP
5 1 (0.36%) MCSA
5 1 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.36%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.42%) SLA
2 3 (1.07%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.07%) GDPR
3 2 (0.71%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (6.05%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.49%) NFS
3 7 (2.49%) Samba
4 5 (1.78%) Docker
5 3 (1.07%) Firmware
6 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.78%) Puppet
3 4 (1.42%) Ansible
4 3 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.71%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 133 (47.33%) Microsoft
2 48 (17.08%) Oracle
3 12 (4.27%) VMware
4 9 (3.20%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.85%) Cisco
5 8 (2.85%) Google
5 8 (2.85%) Meraki
6 7 (2.49%) Xamarin
7 6 (2.14%) HP
8 5 (1.78%) Tableau
9 4 (1.42%) Teradata
10 3 (1.07%) Ab Initio
10 3 (1.07%) Citrix
11 2 (0.71%) IBM
11 2 (0.71%) SAP
12 1 (0.36%) Cognos
12 1 (0.36%) Facebook
12 1 (0.36%) Ivanti
12 1 (0.36%) NetApp
12 1 (0.36%) Remedy