Period
to 23 February 2018

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 6 months to 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 9 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 769 688 888
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.58% 14.80% 14.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.87% 44.24% 46.54%
Number of salaries quoted 550 496 618
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% - +6.02%

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 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 1,794 1,555 1,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 31.67% 33.44% 31.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,191 995 1,223
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 £65,500 £62,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +3.16% +4.40% +1.11%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 23 February 2018.

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 6 months to 23 February 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 -1 341 £40,000 - 44
Glasgow -8 314 £42,500 +6.25% 50
West Lothian +2 30 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Aberdeen 0 29 £32,500 -35.00% 3
Orkney Islands - 19 - -
Dundee +2 14 £34,250 -4.86% 5
Fife -5 5 £35,000 - 2
Renfrewshire +8 3 £37,500 +15.38% 5
North Lanarkshire -12 3 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Aberdeenshire - 3 £34,500 -
Scottish Borders -2 2 £35,000 +10.24% 2
Highlands - 2 £44,000 -
Lanarkshire -5 1 - - 1
Stirling -5 1 £40,000 -20.00%
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 399 (51.89%) .NET
2 379 (49.28%) C#
3 353 (45.90%) SQL
4 302 (39.27%) Agile Software Development
5 289 (37.58%) Microsoft
6 270 (35.11%) MVC
7 260 (33.81%) ASP.NET
8 206 (26.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 179 (23.28%) JavaScript
10 177 (23.02%) HTML
11 151 (19.64%) Windows
11 151 (19.64%) TDD
12 132 (17.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 132 (17.17%) Finance
13 130 (16.91%) T-SQL
14 124 (16.12%) Business Intelligence
15 122 (15.86%) Microsoft Azure
16 114 (14.82%) CSS
17 113 (14.69%) Oracle
18 108 (14.04%) Scrum
19 97 (12.61%) ASP.NET Web API
20 95 (12.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 93 (12.09%) Git (software)
22 92 (11.96%) .NET Framework
23 91 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
24 88 (11.44%) AngularJS
25 85 (11.05%) Entity Framework
26 83 (10.79%) Windows Server
27 82 (10.66%) Visual Studio
28 80 (10.40%) SQL Server 2016

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 47 (6.11%) SharePoint
2 29 (3.77%) IIS
3 24 (3.12%) CMS
4 22 (2.86%) MS Exchange
5 17 (2.21%) Umbraco
6 14 (1.82%) Confluence
6 14 (1.82%) SAS
7 11 (1.43%) Skype for Business
8 10 (1.30%) EPiServer
9 9 (1.17%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.17%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.91%) Apache
10 7 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (0.65%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (0.52%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 17 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.30%) Elite 3E
4 9 (1.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.65%) Dynamics SL
6 4 (0.52%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 3 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.39%) Endur
8 2 (0.26%) Adaptiv
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.13%) FastStats
9 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.13%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 122 (15.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (4.42%) SaaS
4 24 (3.12%) Office 365
5 18 (2.34%) npm
6 16 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (1.04%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.78%) PaaS
10 5 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.52%) GitHub
12 2 (0.26%) IaaS
12 2 (0.26%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.13%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.13%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.13%) Scribe Online
13 1 (0.13%) Slack
13 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.55%) Firewall
2 28 (3.64%) DHCP
2 28 (3.64%) DNS
3 21 (2.73%) SAN
4 19 (2.47%) VPN
5 9 (1.17%) IP Telephony
6 8 (1.04%) SMS
7 7 (0.91%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.91%) VLAN
8 6 (0.78%) Wireless
9 5 (0.65%) Skype
10 3 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.39%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.39%) Network Security
11 2 (0.26%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.26%) Internet
11 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.13%) Extranet
12 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (17.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 95 (12.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 80 (10.40%) SQL Server 2016
4 62 (8.06%) NoSQL
5 58 (7.54%) Relational Database
6 51 (6.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 38 (4.94%) MongoDB
8 36 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
9 34 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 30 (3.90%) MySQL
11 29 (3.77%) RDBMS
12 22 (2.86%) Power BI
12 22 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
13 17 (2.21%) Big Data
13 17 (2.21%) DB2
14 15 (1.95%) Oracle Database
15 13 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
17 11 (1.43%) Hadoop
18 10 (1.30%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 93 (12.09%) Git (software)
2 82 (10.66%) Visual Studio
3 56 (7.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (4.42%) JIRA
5 30 (3.90%) Subversion
6 14 (1.82%) Maven
7 13 (1.69%) Selenium
8 10 (1.30%) NUnit
9 9 (1.17%) Grunt
9 9 (1.17%) gulp
9 9 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (1.17%) SoapUI
10 8 (1.04%) Jenkins
10 8 (1.04%) Moq
10 8 (1.04%) MorphX
11 7 (0.91%) Ant
11 7 (0.91%) SpecFlow
12 6 (0.78%) JUnit
13 5 (0.65%) IntelliJ
13 5 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 132 (17.17%) Finance
2 58 (7.54%) Advertising
3 25 (3.25%) Banking
4 16 (2.08%) Marketing
5 14 (1.82%) Legal
6 12 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.43%) Automotive
8 10 (1.30%) Retail
9 7 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.65%) Law
11 2 (0.26%) Back Office
11 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.13%) Front Office
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 428 (55.66%) Developer
2 199 (25.88%) .NET Developer
3 118 (15.34%) C# Developer
4 96 (12.48%) Analyst
5 67 (8.71%) SQL Developer
6 63 (8.19%) DBA
7 58 (7.54%) Software Developer
8 44 (5.72%) C# .NET Developer
9 40 (5.20%) SQL DBA
10 39 (5.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 38 (4.94%) Support Analyst
12 33 (4.29%) Senior Developer
13 31 (4.03%) Consultant
14 30 (3.90%) Applications Support
15 28 (3.64%) ASP.NET Developer
16 27 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 27 (3.51%) SQL Server Developer
17 26 (3.38%) Administrator
18 25 (3.25%) .NET Software Developer
18 25 (3.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (51.89%) .NET
2 260 (33.81%) ASP.NET
3 206 (26.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 177 (23.02%) HTML
5 114 (14.82%) CSS
6 97 (12.61%) ASP.NET Web API
7 92 (11.96%) .NET Framework
8 88 (11.44%) AngularJS
9 85 (11.05%) Entity Framework
10 73 (9.49%) RESTful
11 72 (9.36%) WCF
12 70 (9.10%) Node.js
13 66 (8.58%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 50 (6.50%) jQuery
15 43 (5.59%) HTML5
15 43 (5.59%) XML
16 39 (5.07%) React
17 38 (4.94%) Web Services
18 35 (4.55%) Code First Entity Framework
19 32 (4.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (6.11%) Enterprise Software
3 39 (5.07%) Greenfield Project
4 32 (4.16%) Computer Science
5 21 (2.73%) Replication
6 17 (2.21%) Clustering
7 11 (1.43%) User Experience
8 10 (1.30%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.30%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.17%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.17%) Social Network
10 7 (0.91%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.91%) Social Media
11 6 (0.78%) Fintech
11 6 (0.78%) iPhone
12 5 (0.65%) AS400
12 5 (0.65%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.65%) e-Learning
13 4 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
14 3 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 151 (19.64%) Windows
2 83 (10.79%) Windows Server
3 39 (5.07%) Linux
4 35 (4.55%) Unix
5 31 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (3.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (1.95%) Windows 10
9 13 (1.69%) Windows 7
10 10 (1.30%) Solaris
11 9 (1.17%) Android
11 9 (1.17%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.78%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.52%) AIX
14 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.13%) HPUX
15 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (39.27%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (35.11%) MVC
3 151 (19.64%) TDD
4 124 (16.12%) Business Intelligence
5 108 (14.04%) Scrum
6 91 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
7 66 (8.58%) BDD
8 65 (8.45%) ETL
9 61 (7.93%) Web Application Development
10 55 (7.15%) ITIL
11 49 (6.37%) SDLC
12 45 (5.85%) Software Engineering
13 44 (5.72%) CRM
14 42 (5.46%) OO
15 40 (5.20%) Performance Tuning
16 38 (4.94%) Data Analysis
17 33 (4.29%) Analytics
17 33 (4.29%) Test Automation
17 33 (4.29%) Web Development
18 30 (3.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 379 (49.28%) C#
2 353 (45.90%) SQL
3 179 (23.28%) JavaScript
4 130 (16.91%) T-SQL
5 73 (9.49%) Java
6 60 (7.80%) PowerShell
7 49 (6.37%) Ruby
8 33 (4.29%) VB.NET
9 32 (4.16%) VB
10 30 (3.90%) Python
11 29 (3.77%) TypeScript
12 26 (3.38%) PL/SQL
13 17 (2.21%) C
14 15 (1.95%) PHP
15 14 (1.82%) X++
16 13 (1.69%) VBA
17 12 (1.56%) C++
18 11 (1.43%) Perl
19 10 (1.30%) Bash Shell
20 9 (1.17%) ES6
Qualifications
1 71 (9.23%) Degree
2 44 (5.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (3.25%) Security Cleared
4 18 (2.34%) MCDBA
4 18 (2.34%) MCITP
5 13 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (1.56%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.04%) MCAD
7 8 (1.04%) MCSD
7 8 (1.04%) MCTS
8 7 (0.91%) MCSA
9 6 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.78%) MCSE
9 6 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.52%) ISEB
11 3 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.39%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.86%) QA
2 20 (2.60%) SLA
3 14 (1.82%) ISO 9001
3 14 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.43%) GDPR
5 5 (0.65%) PMO
6 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.13%) Basel III
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (7.28%) Active Directory
2 52 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.25%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.21%) vSphere
5 12 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.43%) Docker
7 7 (0.91%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.39%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.39%) XenApp
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.13%) HDFS
10 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 44 (5.72%) SCCM
2 42 (5.46%) SCOM
3 16 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 10 (1.30%) Puppet
6 8 (1.04%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (0.78%) Malwarebytes
7 6 (0.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.65%) Ansible
9 4 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.39%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.26%) Munin
11 2 (0.26%) Nagios
11 2 (0.26%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.26%) WMI
12 1 (0.13%) AppManager
Vendors
1 289 (37.58%) Microsoft
2 113 (14.69%) Oracle
3 78 (10.14%) VMware
4 37 (4.81%) Facebook
5 29 (3.77%) IBM
6 26 (3.38%) Cisco
6 26 (3.38%) Tableau
7 17 (2.21%) Dell
8 14 (1.82%) Cognos
8 14 (1.82%) SolarWinds
9 12 (1.56%) HP
10 11 (1.43%) Google
11 10 (1.30%) Citrix
12 9 (1.17%) CheckPoint
13 8 (1.04%) Apple
13 8 (1.04%) iManage
14 7 (0.91%) MobileIron
14 7 (0.91%) Symantec
14 7 (0.91%) Xamarin
15 6 (0.78%) Sophos