Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 569 684 818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.73% 12.70% 14.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.09% 38.95% 41.04%
Number of salaries quoted 386 481 565
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £61,250 £56,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

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 1,534 1,756 1,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 31.63% 32.62% 36.02%
Number of salaries quoted 983 1,266 1,238
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.43% -3.49%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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
Glasgow +1 315 £45,000 - 52
Edinburgh -19 172 £44,000 -2.22% 44
Aberdeen +2 28 £38,250 -4.38% 5
Dundee -1 12 £40,000 +27.90%
West Lothian +4 10 £45,000 +32.35% 1
West Dunbartonshire +3 10 £35,000 -18.60%
North Lanarkshire - 4 £35,000 - 1
Fife -9 3 £33,750 +7.14%
Stirling +4 2 £67,500 +35.00%
South Lanarkshire +2 2 £37,500 -31.82%
Scottish Borders +2 2 - -
Aberdeenshire 0 2 £50,000 - 1
Midlothian -2 2 £34,750 -7.33%
Renfrewshire -7 2 £55,000 +111.54% 8
South Ayrshire - 1 £32,500 -
Angus - 1 £45,000 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £35,000 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 277 (48.68%) .NET
2 251 (44.11%) C#
3 249 (43.76%) SQL
4 194 (34.09%) Microsoft
5 178 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
6 173 (30.40%) Azure
7 163 (28.65%) ASP.NET
8 148 (26.01%) JavaScript
9 126 (22.14%) Finance
10 113 (19.86%) MVC
11 112 (19.68%) HTML
12 111 (19.51%) CSS
13 100 (17.57%) T-SQL
14 96 (16.87%) Oracle
14 96 (16.87%) AngularJS
15 94 (16.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 90 (15.82%) Degree
17 87 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
18 86 (15.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 85 (14.94%) .NET Core
20 75 (13.18%) AWS
20 75 (13.18%) Business Intelligence
21 71 (12.48%) .NET Framework
22 70 (12.30%) Software Engineering
22 70 (12.30%) SDLC
23 69 (12.13%) Computer Science
24 65 (11.42%) ASP.NET MVC
25 62 (10.90%) Java
25 62 (10.90%) React
26 61 (10.72%) Data Warehouse

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 30 (5.27%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.34%) IIS
3 10 (1.76%) Confluence
3 10 (1.76%) Umbraco
4 9 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (1.41%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.41%) SAS
6 5 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.70%) CMS
7 4 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.70%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.53%) Apache
8 3 (0.53%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.53%) Appian
8 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.53%) WordPress
9 2 (0.35%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 16 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) SPSS
6 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.35%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 2 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.18%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.18%) Maximo
5 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 173 (30.40%) Azure
2 75 (13.18%) AWS
3 52 (9.14%) Power Platform
4 24 (4.22%) Office 365
5 16 (2.81%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (2.64%) SaaS
7 13 (2.28%) Serverless
8 10 (1.76%) PowerApps
9 9 (1.58%) GCP
10 7 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.35%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (0.35%) Azure Stack
12 2 (0.35%) BlazeMeter
12 2 (0.35%) IaaS
12 2 (0.35%) PaaS
13 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.58%) Internet
2 8 (1.41%) DNS
3 6 (1.05%) DHCP
3 6 (1.05%) Firewall
4 5 (0.88%) SAN
5 3 (0.53%) Broadband
5 3 (0.53%) LAN
5 3 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.53%) VoIP
5 3 (0.53%) WAN
6 2 (0.35%) NAS
6 2 (0.35%) Network Security
6 2 (0.35%) SMTP
6 2 (0.35%) SNMP
6 2 (0.35%) VPN
7 1 (0.18%) HTTP
7 1 (0.18%) Intranet
7 1 (0.18%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.18%) Skype
7 1 (0.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (16.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 86 (15.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 61 (10.72%) Data Warehouse
4 53 (9.31%) Relational Database
5 52 (9.14%) Power BI
6 28 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 27 (4.75%) Azure SQL Database
8 21 (3.69%) MySQL
9 20 (3.51%) Oracle Database
10 16 (2.81%) Big Data
11 15 (2.64%) DTS
12 14 (2.46%) RDBMS
12 14 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (2.28%) NoSQL
14 12 (2.11%) Cosmos DB
14 12 (2.11%) MongoDB
14 12 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
16 8 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 42 (7.38%) Git (software)
2 28 (4.92%) TeamCity
3 23 (4.04%) Visual Studio
4 17 (2.99%) JIRA
5 16 (2.81%) Jenkins
6 15 (2.64%) NUnit
7 11 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.76%) JUnit
8 10 (1.76%) Subversion
9 8 (1.41%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.23%) CA Release Automation
10 7 (1.23%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.23%) MSTest
11 6 (1.05%) IntelliJ
11 6 (1.05%) Selenium
12 5 (0.88%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.88%) Maven
12 5 (0.88%) Moq
12 5 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (0.70%) Hudson
General
1 126 (22.14%) Finance
2 47 (8.26%) Retail
3 36 (6.33%) Automotive
4 27 (4.75%) Public Sector
5 24 (4.22%) Banking
6 22 (3.87%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.93%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.76%) Legal
9 6 (1.05%) Marketing
10 3 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.53%) Law
10 3 (0.53%) Local Government
11 2 (0.35%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.18%) International Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 313 (55.01%) Developer
2 87 (15.29%) .NET Developer
3 74 (13.01%) C# Developer
4 68 (11.95%) Software Developer
5 60 (10.54%) Senior Developer
6 59 (10.37%) Analyst
7 56 (9.84%) SQL Developer
8 46 (8.08%) Software Engineer
9 42 (7.38%) DBA
10 33 (5.80%) C# .NET Developer
11 28 (4.92%) .NET Software Developer
11 28 (4.92%) SQL DBA
12 27 (4.75%) Applications Support
12 27 (4.75%) Support Analyst
13 25 (4.39%) Applications Support Analyst
14 23 (4.04%) Lead Developer
14 23 (4.04%) Senior C# Developer
14 23 (4.04%) SQL Server DBA
15 22 (3.87%) SQL Server Developer
16 20 (3.51%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (48.68%) .NET
2 163 (28.65%) ASP.NET
3 112 (19.68%) HTML
4 111 (19.51%) CSS
5 96 (16.87%) AngularJS
6 85 (14.94%) .NET Core
7 71 (12.48%) .NET Framework
8 65 (11.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 62 (10.90%) React
10 47 (8.26%) HTML5
11 38 (6.68%) Entity Framework
12 34 (5.98%) jQuery
13 33 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web API
14 29 (5.10%) CSS3
15 27 (4.75%) XML
16 26 (4.57%) RESTful
17 23 (4.04%) REST
18 19 (3.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 19 (3.34%) JSON
18 19 (3.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (1.93%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.93%) User Experience
6 10 (1.76%) Clustering
7 7 (1.23%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.05%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.88%) Media Streaming
9 5 (0.88%) Social Media
10 4 (0.70%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.53%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.53%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.53%) iSeries
11 3 (0.53%) Life Science
11 3 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.53%) Replication
12 2 (0.35%) Handset
13 1 (0.18%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 48 (8.44%) Windows
2 38 (6.68%) Linux
3 17 (2.99%) Unix
4 16 (2.81%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.93%) Android
6 8 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.70%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.53%) Solaris
10 2 (0.35%) AIX
10 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (19.86%) MVC
3 87 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
4 75 (13.18%) Business Intelligence
5 70 (12.30%) SDLC
5 70 (12.30%) Software Engineering
6 69 (12.13%) Computer Science
7 59 (10.37%) ETL
8 56 (9.84%) Microservices
9 50 (8.79%) DevOps
10 48 (8.44%) Test Automation
11 41 (7.21%) Performance Tuning
12 40 (7.03%) Analytics
12 40 (7.03%) TDD
13 39 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
13 39 (6.85%) Mentoring
14 38 (6.68%) Fintech
15 36 (6.33%) CRM
16 35 (6.15%) Data Modelling
17 30 (5.27%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 251 (44.11%) C#
2 249 (43.76%) SQL
3 148 (26.01%) JavaScript
4 100 (17.57%) T-SQL
5 62 (10.90%) Java
6 36 (6.33%) TypeScript
7 31 (5.45%) Python
8 28 (4.92%) PowerShell
9 14 (2.46%) Perl
9 14 (2.46%) PL/SQL
10 12 (2.11%) R
10 12 (2.11%) Scala
11 11 (1.93%) VB
12 10 (1.76%) C
13 9 (1.58%) C++
13 9 (1.58%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.41%) Java 8
15 7 (1.23%) VB.NET
16 6 (1.05%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (15.82%) Degree
2 37 (6.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.88%) MCSD
4 5 (0.88%) MCTS
5 4 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.53%) MCAD
6 3 (0.53%) MCSE
7 2 (0.35%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.35%) CCNA
7 2 (0.35%) CCNP
7 2 (0.35%) CCSP
7 2 (0.35%) ISEB
7 2 (0.35%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.35%) MCDBA
7 2 (0.35%) MCITP
7 2 (0.35%) MCP
7 2 (0.35%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.22%) QA
2 5 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.70%) SLA
4 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.35%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.18%) GDPR
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.18%) PMO
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (7.03%) Docker
2 17 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.35%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.18%) vSphere
7 1 (0.18%) XenApp
7 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (3.16%) Kubernetes
3 17 (2.99%) Ansible
4 16 (2.81%) Terraform
5 15 (2.64%) Puppet
6 4 (0.70%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.70%) SCCM
7 3 (0.53%) CFEngine
7 3 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.53%) Salt
7 3 (0.53%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.53%) SCOM
7 3 (0.53%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.53%) SCSM
8 2 (0.35%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Flashback
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 194 (34.09%) Microsoft
2 96 (16.87%) Oracle
3 19 (3.34%) Tableau
4 18 (3.16%) Xamarin
5 15 (2.64%) Apple
6 10 (1.76%) Sybase
6 10 (1.76%) VMware
7 9 (1.58%) Google
8 8 (1.41%) Cognos
9 7 (1.23%) IBM
9 7 (1.23%) SAP
10 6 (1.05%) Cisco
10 6 (1.05%) Informatica
10 6 (1.05%) JD Edwards
11 5 (0.88%) Hyperion
12 4 (0.70%) Databricks
12 4 (0.70%) Dell
12 4 (0.70%) HP
12 4 (0.70%) Pega
12 4 (0.70%) Sitecore