Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 10 10
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 461 711 758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.23% 13.78% 13.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.71% 42.37% 42.85%
Number of salaries quoted 299 502 547
Scotland median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £57,500
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 1,161 1,678 1,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.28% 32.52% 31.67%
Number of salaries quoted 790 1,164 1,180
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,575 £28,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,575
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,095 £49,000
% change year-on-year +0.78% +6.32% +3.16%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 -4 215 £45,000 - 55
Edinburgh -9 155 £47,500 +5.56% 37
Aberdeen -1 34 £37,500 -6.25% 9
West Lothian +16 14 £37,750 -6.79% 8
Scottish Borders - 9 £30,000 - 2
Dundee -9 8 £40,000 +14.29% 8
West Dunbartonshire +3 6 - -
Stirling -7 5 £63,750 -
North Lanarkshire -2 4 £40,000 - 1
Renfrewshire -7 2 £34,000 -24.44% 8
South Ayrshire +10 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Midlothian +1 1 - -
South Lanarkshire -1 1 £35,000 -26.32%
Aberdeenshire -2 1 - - 1
East Ayrshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £45,000 - 2
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 252 (54.66%) .NET
2 230 (49.89%) C#
3 199 (43.17%) Microsoft
4 184 (39.91%) SQL
5 162 (35.14%) Azure
6 154 (33.41%) ASP.NET
7 148 (32.10%) JavaScript
8 143 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
9 111 (24.08%) HTML
10 105 (22.78%) MVC
11 93 (20.17%) CSS
12 91 (19.74%) .NET Core
13 80 (17.35%) ASP.NET MVC
14 79 (17.14%) Finance
15 78 (16.92%) T-SQL
16 75 (16.27%) Windows
16 75 (16.27%) .NET Framework
17 74 (16.05%) Oracle
17 74 (16.05%) AngularJS
18 71 (15.40%) Software Engineering
19 61 (13.23%) Degree
20 56 (12.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 56 (12.15%) Microservices
21 55 (11.93%) AWS
22 54 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
23 52 (11.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 51 (11.06%) Entity Framework
24 51 (11.06%) Business Intelligence
25 50 (10.85%) Continuous Integration
26 49 (10.63%) SDLC

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 28 (6.07%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.39%) IIS
3 9 (1.95%) SAS
4 5 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.08%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.87%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.65%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.65%) CMS
7 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.43%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.43%) WordPress
8 1 (0.22%) Appian
8 1 (0.22%) concrete5
8 1 (0.22%) Drupal
8 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.65%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.87%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.87%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.87%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.87%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 162 (35.14%) Azure
2 55 (11.93%) AWS
3 36 (7.81%) Office 365
4 33 (7.16%) Power Platform
5 15 (3.25%) SaaS
6 12 (2.60%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (1.95%) PowerApps
8 7 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
8 7 (1.52%) PaaS
9 6 (1.30%) GCP
10 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.65%) iPaaS
10 3 (0.65%) ShareGate
11 2 (0.43%) GitHub
11 2 (0.43%) IaaS
11 2 (0.43%) Serverless
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon SageMaker
12 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.22%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.64%) DNS
2 24 (5.21%) DHCP
3 21 (4.56%) SAN
4 6 (1.30%) Firewall
4 6 (1.30%) VLAN
5 5 (1.08%) Internet
6 4 (0.87%) VPN
7 2 (0.43%) Skype
7 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.43%) WAN
8 1 (0.22%) ADSL
8 1 (0.22%) HTTP
8 1 (0.22%) Hyperconnected
8 1 (0.22%) LAN
8 1 (0.22%) MPLS
8 1 (0.22%) PBX
8 1 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.22%) VoIP
8 1 (0.22%) VSAN
8 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (12.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 52 (11.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (10.41%) Relational Database
4 33 (7.16%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (7.16%) Power BI
5 25 (5.42%) MongoDB
6 21 (4.56%) Oracle Database
7 19 (4.12%) Azure SQL Database
7 19 (4.12%) NoSQL
8 16 (3.47%) Cosmos DB
9 14 (3.04%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (2.82%) RDBMS
11 11 (2.39%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (1.95%) MySQL
14 7 (1.52%) MS Access
15 6 (1.30%) DTS
16 5 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
17 4 (0.87%) QlikView
17 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 40 (8.68%) Git (software)
2 37 (8.03%) Visual Studio
3 19 (4.12%) Subversion
4 18 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (3.47%) Jenkins
6 14 (3.04%) TeamCity
7 12 (2.60%) JIRA
8 9 (1.95%) NUnit
9 5 (1.08%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.65%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.65%) CA Release Automation
11 3 (0.65%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.65%) JUnit
11 3 (0.65%) Maven
11 3 (0.65%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.65%) Selenium
12 2 (0.43%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.43%) SoapUI
General
1 79 (17.14%) Finance
2 24 (5.21%) Retail
3 22 (4.77%) Public Sector
4 16 (3.47%) Automotive
5 9 (1.95%) Legal
5 9 (1.95%) Local Government
6 6 (1.30%) Banking
6 6 (1.30%) Marketing
6 6 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.43%) Games
8 2 (0.43%) Law
9 1 (0.22%) Advertising
9 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 245 (53.15%) Developer
2 120 (26.03%) .NET Developer
3 55 (11.93%) Software Developer
4 46 (9.98%) Analyst
5 43 (9.33%) C# Developer
6 42 (9.11%) Senior Developer
7 36 (7.81%) Software Engineer
8 33 (7.16%) DBA
9 30 (6.51%) .NET Software Developer
10 26 (5.64%) Consultant
11 25 (5.42%) Architect
11 25 (5.42%) SQL DBA
12 22 (4.77%) C# .NET Developer
13 20 (4.34%) Lead Developer
13 20 (4.34%) Senior C# Developer
14 19 (4.12%) .NET Software Engineer
15 18 (3.90%) Junior
15 18 (3.90%) Technical Consultant
16 17 (3.69%) ASP.NET Developer
16 17 (3.69%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (54.66%) .NET
2 154 (33.41%) ASP.NET
3 111 (24.08%) HTML
4 93 (20.17%) CSS
5 91 (19.74%) .NET Core
6 80 (17.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 75 (16.27%) .NET Framework
8 74 (16.05%) AngularJS
9 51 (11.06%) Entity Framework
10 46 (9.98%) HTML5
11 43 (9.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 43 (9.33%) Web Services
12 39 (8.46%) RESTful
13 31 (6.72%) React
14 29 (6.29%) jQuery
15 28 (6.07%) REST
15 28 (6.07%) XML
16 27 (5.86%) CSS3
16 27 (5.86%) JSON
17 23 (4.99%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.29%) Mobile App
2 20 (4.34%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.95%) User Experience
7 6 (1.30%) Driving Licence
8 4 (0.87%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.87%) Cloud Native
8 4 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (0.87%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.87%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.87%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.43%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.43%) Marketing Technology
10 2 (0.43%) Replication
11 1 (0.22%) Media Streaming
11 1 (0.22%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 75 (16.27%) Windows
2 21 (4.56%) Windows Server
3 18 (3.90%) Linux
4 17 (3.69%) Windows 10
5 12 (2.60%) Android
6 7 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.52%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.30%) Unix
8 4 (0.87%) AIX
8 4 (0.87%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.87%) HPUX
8 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.87%) zOS
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.22%) CentOS
10 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (22.78%) MVC
3 71 (15.40%) Software Engineering
4 56 (12.15%) Microservices
5 54 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
6 51 (11.06%) Business Intelligence
7 50 (10.85%) Continuous Integration
8 49 (10.63%) SDLC
9 39 (8.46%) Scrum
10 38 (8.24%) TDD
10 38 (8.24%) Test Automation
11 36 (7.81%) Mentoring
12 35 (7.59%) SOLID
13 34 (7.38%) Computer Science
14 31 (6.72%) ETL
15 28 (6.07%) OOP
16 27 (5.86%) DevOps
17 25 (5.42%) Analytics
18 23 (4.99%) OO
18 23 (4.99%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 230 (49.89%) C#
2 184 (39.91%) SQL
3 148 (32.10%) JavaScript
4 78 (16.92%) T-SQL
5 42 (9.11%) PowerShell
6 37 (8.03%) Java
7 27 (5.86%) TypeScript
8 19 (4.12%) Python
9 18 (3.90%) VB
10 15 (3.25%) Java 8
11 12 (2.60%) VB.NET
12 11 (2.39%) C++
13 8 (1.74%) C
14 7 (1.52%) Groovy
15 6 (1.30%) PHP
16 5 (1.08%) R
16 5 (1.08%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.87%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.65%) VBA
18 3 (0.65%) XAML
Qualifications
1 61 (13.23%) Degree
2 21 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.30%) CCNA
4 6 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.08%) CCNP
5 5 (1.08%) Network+ Certification
5 5 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (0.87%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.43%) HND
8 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.22%) ISEB
8 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.22%) MBA
8 1 (0.22%) MCP
8 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.22%) VCAP
8 1 (0.22%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.82%) QA
2 3 (0.65%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.43%) ISO 22301
3 2 (0.43%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.22%) DICOM
4 1 (0.22%) GDPR
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 48 (10.41%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.38%) Docker
3 33 (7.16%) Hyper-V
4 20 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.30%) vSphere
6 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.22%) KVM
9 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (5.21%) Kubernetes
2 20 (4.34%) SCCM
3 9 (1.95%) Failover Clustering
3 9 (1.95%) Terraform
4 8 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.74%) WSUS
5 7 (1.52%) Ansible
6 5 (1.08%) Puppet
7 3 (0.65%) Grafana
7 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.65%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.65%) SCOM
7 3 (0.65%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.65%) SCSM
8 2 (0.43%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.43%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.22%) Control-M
9 1 (0.22%) Nagios
9 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 199 (43.17%) Microsoft
2 74 (16.05%) Oracle
3 25 (5.42%) VMware
4 15 (3.25%) Xamarin
5 12 (2.60%) Cisco
6 11 (2.39%) Tableau
7 10 (2.17%) Citrix
8 9 (1.95%) Capita
9 7 (1.52%) Sybase
10 6 (1.30%) Apple
10 6 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.08%) Ab Initio
11 5 (1.08%) Charles River
11 5 (1.08%) Google
11 5 (1.08%) IBM
11 5 (1.08%) Jaspersoft
11 5 (1.08%) Veeam
12 4 (0.87%) Databricks
12 4 (0.87%) FactSet
12 4 (0.87%) Workday