The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 8 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 425 461 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.78% 16.28% 14.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.54% 51.11% 43.27%
Number of salaries quoted 311 239 287
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 999 902 1070
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 37.10% 31.85% 33.99%
Number of salaries quoted 631 426 678
Median salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,050
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Scotland

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for SQL Server in Scotland

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Scotland

SQL Server
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -1 237 £37,500 -6.25% 18
Edinburgh -1 150 £40,000 -9.09% 21
West Lothian +3 17 £36,500 -17.04% 1
Lothian - 5 £43,000 -
Dundee -10 4 £32,500 -19.25%
Stirling +12 2 £42,500 +23.18% 1
Falkirk +5 2 £38,750 +3.33%
Aberdeen -12 2 £41,750 -10.21% 2
Midlothian - 2 £26,500 -
Renfrewshire +6 1 £34,400 +60.00% 1
South Lanarkshire -4 1 £33,000 -5.71%
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 489 (60.37%) C#
2 478 (59.01%) .NET
3 373 (46.05%) MVC
4 367 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
5 355 (43.83%) ASP.NET
6 310 (38.27%) SQL
7 304 (37.53%) JavaScript
8 278 (34.32%) Microsoft
9 276 (34.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 249 (30.74%) HTML
11 202 (24.94%) TDD
12 190 (23.46%) Finance
13 168 (20.74%) CSS
14 164 (20.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 159 (19.63%) Visual Studio
16 157 (19.38%) Continuous Integration
17 155 (19.14%) Scrum
18 153 (18.89%) AngularJS
19 149 (18.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 136 (16.79%) T-SQL
21 127 (15.68%) .NET Framework
22 117 (14.44%) Git (software)
23 115 (14.20%) Oracle
24 112 (13.83%) Business Intelligence
25 101 (12.47%) Microsoft Azure
26 96 (11.85%) Entity Framework
27 94 (11.60%) jQuery
28 91 (11.23%) Windows
28 91 (11.23%) ASP.NET Web API
29 89 (10.99%) Java

SQL Server
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 51 (6.30%) CMS
2 30 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 28 (3.46%) IIS
4 23 (2.84%) Tomcat
5 22 (2.72%) Sitecore CMS
5 22 (2.72%) Umbraco
6 18 (2.22%) EPiServer
7 16 (1.98%) MS Exchange
8 14 (1.73%) Skype for Business
9 8 (0.99%) Apache Spark
9 8 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.62%) SAS
13 4 (0.49%) Immediacy CMS
13 4 (0.49%) Kentico
13 4 (0.49%) Sitefinity
14 3 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
14 3 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (5.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.23%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.37%) iTrent
4 3 (0.37%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.37%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.12%) Pega PRPC
5 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 101 (12.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.59%) Office 365
4 14 (1.73%) SaaS
5 6 (0.74%) PaaS
6 5 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.62%) GitHub
6 5 (0.62%) iPaaS
7 3 (0.37%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.47%) DNS
2 19 (2.35%) LAN
2 19 (2.35%) WAN
3 13 (1.60%) DHCP
3 13 (1.60%) Firewall
4 10 (1.23%) Intranet
4 10 (1.23%) Network Security
4 10 (1.23%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.11%) Internet
6 7 (0.86%) VPN
7 6 (0.74%) SAN
7 6 (0.74%) Skype
8 4 (0.49%) LDAP
8 4 (0.49%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.37%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.37%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.37%) SSH
9 3 (0.37%) VLAN
9 3 (0.37%) Wireless
9 3 (0.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (20.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 149 (18.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 87 (10.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 81 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 74 (9.14%) Relational Database
6 67 (8.27%) NoSQL
6 67 (8.27%) SQL Server 2014
7 48 (5.93%) SQL Server 2016
8 39 (4.81%) MySQL
9 35 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 34 (4.20%) SQL Server 2005
11 33 (4.07%) RDBMS
11 33 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (1.98%) MongoDB
14 15 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
15 14 (1.73%) DB2
16 12 (1.48%) Hadoop
17 11 (1.36%) MS Access
18 10 (1.23%) DTS
Development Applications
1 159 (19.63%) Visual Studio
2 117 (14.44%) Git (software)
3 75 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (3.95%) Subversion
5 24 (2.96%) Bitbucket
6 23 (2.84%) Maven
7 20 (2.47%) JUnit
8 19 (2.35%) Selenium
9 18 (2.22%) TeamCity
10 17 (2.10%) NUnit
10 17 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (1.85%) Jenkins
11 15 (1.85%) JIRA
12 12 (1.48%) Moq
13 9 (1.11%) Jasmine
14 8 (0.99%) Ant
14 8 (0.99%) Dreamweaver
14 8 (0.99%) Hudson
15 7 (0.86%) Eclipse
15 7 (0.86%) ERwin
General
1 190 (23.46%) Finance
2 69 (8.52%) Banking
3 30 (3.70%) Marketing
4 22 (2.72%) Retail
5 21 (2.59%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.22%) Advertising
7 13 (1.60%) Automotive
8 8 (0.99%) Local Government
9 7 (0.86%) Legal
9 7 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.74%) Games
10 6 (0.74%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.49%) Back Office
12 3 (0.37%) Law
12 3 (0.37%) Publishing
13 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 555 (68.52%) Developer
2 227 (28.02%) C# Developer
3 209 (25.80%) .NET Developer
4 116 (14.32%) SQL Developer
5 77 (9.51%) Senior Developer
6 75 (9.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 71 (8.77%) Software Developer
8 67 (8.27%) ASP.NET Developer
9 62 (7.65%) Analyst
10 55 (6.79%) .NET Software Developer
11 47 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 47 (5.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 43 (5.31%) SQL Server Developer
13 42 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 35 (4.32%) DBA
15 33 (4.07%) Java Developer
16 29 (3.58%) Web Developer
17 28 (3.46%) Database Developer
17 28 (3.46%) Mid-Level C# Developer
17 28 (3.46%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 478 (59.01%) .NET
2 355 (43.83%) ASP.NET
3 276 (34.07%) ASP.NET MVC
4 249 (30.74%) HTML
5 168 (20.74%) CSS
6 153 (18.89%) AngularJS
7 127 (15.68%) .NET Framework
8 96 (11.85%) Entity Framework
9 94 (11.60%) jQuery
10 91 (11.23%) ASP.NET Web API
11 86 (10.62%) WCF
12 84 (10.37%) RESTful
13 74 (9.14%) XML
14 73 (9.01%) HTML5
15 66 (8.15%) Web Services
16 63 (7.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 57 (7.04%) Node.js
18 50 (6.17%) CSS3
19 47 (5.80%) SOAP
20 46 (5.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.28%) Computer Science
2 56 (6.91%) Greenfield Project
3 48 (5.93%) Enterprise Software
4 42 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (3.83%) Credit Risk
6 26 (3.21%) Mobile App
7 23 (2.84%) Hedge funds
8 22 (2.72%) User Experience
9 13 (1.60%) Data Centre
10 12 (1.48%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.23%) Fintech
12 8 (0.99%) Clustering
12 8 (0.99%) Replication
13 7 (0.86%) Blackberry
13 7 (0.86%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.74%) NHS
14 6 (0.74%) Taxonomies
15 5 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
16 4 (0.49%) Photography
16 4 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 91 (11.23%) Windows
2 41 (5.06%) Windows Server
3 34 (4.20%) Linux
4 27 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (2.47%) Android
5 20 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (1.98%) Unix
8 11 (1.36%) AIX
9 8 (0.99%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.62%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.49%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.25%) CentOS
13 2 (0.25%) Solaris
13 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.12%) MVS
14 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (46.05%) MVC
2 367 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (24.94%) TDD
4 157 (19.38%) Continuous Integration
5 155 (19.14%) Scrum
6 112 (13.83%) Business Intelligence
7 78 (9.63%) Web Development
8 69 (8.52%) ETL
9 60 (7.41%) SDLC
10 59 (7.28%) Software Engineering
11 58 (7.16%) Unit Testing
12 57 (7.04%) OO
12 57 (7.04%) Web Application Development
13 55 (6.79%) BDD
14 45 (5.56%) Investment Management
15 42 (5.19%) Test Automation
16 39 (4.81%) Analytics
17 38 (4.69%) ITIL
18 33 (4.07%) Mentoring
19 30 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 489 (60.37%) C#
2 310 (38.27%) SQL
3 304 (37.53%) JavaScript
4 136 (16.79%) T-SQL
5 89 (10.99%) Java
6 51 (6.30%) VB.NET
7 49 (6.05%) Ruby
8 35 (4.32%) VBA
9 33 (4.07%) VB
10 32 (3.95%) PowerShell
11 14 (1.73%) PHP
12 12 (1.48%) C++
12 12 (1.48%) Python
12 12 (1.48%) TypeScript
13 7 (0.86%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.62%) Perl
14 5 (0.62%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.62%) XPath
15 4 (0.49%) C
15 4 (0.49%) VB6
Qualifications
1 85 (10.49%) Degree
2 32 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (1.48%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.11%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.62%) ISEB
7 5 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.49%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.49%) MCAD
8 4 (0.49%) MCSD
8 4 (0.49%) MCTS
9 3 (0.37%) MCP
10 1 (0.12%) HND
10 1 (0.12%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.12%) MCSE
10 1 (0.12%) OCA
10 1 (0.12%) OCP
10 1 (0.12%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.21%) Basel III
2 21 (2.59%) QA
3 15 (1.85%) SLA
4 7 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.74%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 42 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 25 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.35%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.99%) XenApp
5 8 (0.99%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.49%) Docker
7 4 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.37%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.25%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.25%) NFS
9 2 (0.25%) Samba
9 2 (0.25%) vSphere
10 1 (0.12%) LXC
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (1.48%) SCCM
2 11 (1.36%) SCOM
3 10 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.86%) Ansible
4 7 (0.86%) Puppet
4 7 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.37%) WSUS
6 1 (0.12%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.12%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 278 (34.32%) Microsoft
2 115 (14.20%) Oracle
3 29 (3.58%) VMware
4 26 (3.21%) Perforce
4 26 (3.21%) Tableau
5 25 (3.09%) IBM
6 24 (2.96%) Sitecore
7 19 (2.35%) Cisco
8 17 (2.10%) Cognos
9 16 (1.98%) Xamarin
10 14 (1.73%) Citrix
11 12 (1.48%) Facebook
12 11 (1.36%) Symantec
13 9 (1.11%) Adobe
14 8 (0.99%) Informatica
14 8 (0.99%) Teradata
15 7 (0.86%) CA
15 7 (0.86%) Varonis
16 5 (0.62%) MuleSoft
16 5 (0.62%) Verint
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Salary: £market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Abrecco
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: Additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Salary: From £28,000 to £34,000 per annum Healthcare, Pension, 33 days Hols
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Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Salary: £33000.00 per annum + Bens and Bonus
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Additional benefits
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Glasgow
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Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Additional benefits
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Edinburgh
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Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Additional benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £21000 - £28000 per annum
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Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
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