Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 6 months to 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 165 154
Rank change year-on-year -52 -11 -76
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 16 27 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.29% 0.58% 1.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.87% 1.82% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 10 20 55
Scotland median annual salary £41,250 £33,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £31,725 £25,475 £30,500
90th Percentile £54,000 £42,625 £57,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +5.88%

SQL Server 2008 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 Scotland with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,830 1,487 1,874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 32.85% 32.07% 30.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,181 940 1,220
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +1.12%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Scotland

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Scotland.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2008 in Scotland

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Scotland

SQL Server 2008
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -21 8 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Glasgow -22 3 £40,000 +6.67% 2
West Lothian -7 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £42,500 -
Highlands - 1 £33,000 - 1
Dundee - 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (75.00%) SQL
3 10 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (56.25%) T-SQL
4 9 (56.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (31.25%) ETL
8 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
8 5 (31.25%) .NET
9 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (25.00%) MVC
9 4 (25.00%) jQuery
9 4 (25.00%) High Availability
10 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
10 3 (18.75%) Finance
10 3 (18.75%) Clustering
10 3 (18.75%) WCF
10 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (18.75%) XML
10 3 (18.75%) C#
10 3 (18.75%) VB
11 2 (12.50%) Windows
11 2 (12.50%) MCDBA

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (56.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (6.25%) DTS
10 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) DBA
2 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) SQL DBA
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Administrator
4 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior SQL Developer
5 2 (12.50%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (25.00%) jQuery
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (18.75%) WCF
3 3 (18.75%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (31.25%) ETL
3 4 (25.00%) High Availability
3 4 (25.00%) MVC
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Database Optimisation
5 2 (12.50%) Database Tuning
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (12.50%) SDLC
6 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
6 1 (6.25%) Cash Management
6 1 (6.25%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (6.25%) Database Security
6 1 (6.25%) Office Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (6.25%) Task Automation
6 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) T-SQL
3 3 (18.75%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 3 (18.75%) VB
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) MCDBA
1 2 (12.50%) MCITP
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) VMware