Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 738 807 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.95% 16.41% 15.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.61% 43.02% 49.28%
Number of salaries quoted 548 581 526
Scotland median annual salary £42,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,203 £55,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1,863 1,876 1,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 32.68% 38.15% 31.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,340 1,163 990
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,300 £28,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £64,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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
Glasgow -9 324 £45,000 +20.00% 54
Edinburgh -2 303 £40,000 - 53
West Lothian -1 40 £45,000 +23.29% 2
Aberdeen +8 21 £40,000 -18.78% 3
Fife +2 12 £40,000 +14.29%
Dundee +6 8 £40,000 +9.59% 3
Renfrewshire +1 5 £40,750 +18.46% 6
South Lanarkshire -5 4 £44,000 -8.33%
South Ayrshire - 4 £55,000 -
Orkney Islands - 4 - -
Falkirk 0 2 - -
Scottish Borders -1 2 £25,000 -28.57% 1
North Lanarkshire -1 2 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Midlothian -3 2 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Aberdeenshire - 2 £34,500 - 6
Highlands - 1 £33,000 -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - - 1
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 422 (57.18%) .NET
2 413 (55.96%) C#
3 335 (45.39%) SQL
4 320 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
5 307 (41.60%) MVC
6 299 (40.51%) ASP.NET
7 267 (36.18%) Microsoft
8 223 (30.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 168 (22.76%) TDD
10 155 (21.00%) Oracle
11 150 (20.33%) JavaScript
12 141 (19.11%) Microsoft Azure
13 126 (17.07%) HTML
13 126 (17.07%) T-SQL
14 121 (16.40%) Windows
15 120 (16.26%) ASP.NET Web API
16 117 (15.85%) BDD
17 113 (15.31%) AngularJS
17 113 (15.31%) Business Intelligence
18 108 (14.63%) WCF
18 108 (14.63%) RESTful
19 107 (14.50%) SQL Server 2016
20 104 (14.09%) .NET Framework
20 104 (14.09%) Node.js
21 101 (13.69%) Git (software)
22 100 (13.55%) CSS
23 97 (13.14%) NoSQL
24 96 (13.01%) Web Application Development
25 95 (12.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
26 94 (12.74%) Scrum

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 43 (5.83%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.98%) CMS
3 21 (2.85%) WebSphere
4 18 (2.44%) Umbraco
5 17 (2.30%) IIS
5 17 (2.30%) MS Exchange
6 14 (1.90%) JBoss
7 13 (1.76%) SAS
8 11 (1.49%) EPiServer
9 10 (1.36%) Confluence
10 8 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (1.08%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.95%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.95%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.68%) WildFly
14 4 (0.54%) Apache
14 4 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 34 (4.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (2.71%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (2.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (1.36%) NetSuite
4 9 (1.22%) Dynamics GP
5 6 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.41%) Dynamics SL
7 3 (0.41%) LongView
8 2 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.27%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 141 (19.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (7.18%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (4.74%) npm
4 25 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 20 (2.71%) SaaS
6 12 (1.63%) Office 365
7 7 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (0.95%) GitHub
7 7 (0.95%) IaaS
8 4 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.27%) PaaS
11 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.14%) Serverless
11 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.66%) Firewall
2 26 (3.52%) DNS
3 22 (2.98%) SAN
4 17 (2.30%) DHCP
5 15 (2.03%) VPN
6 11 (1.49%) Internet
6 11 (1.49%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.36%) SSH
8 9 (1.22%) iSCSI
9 5 (0.68%) LAN
9 5 (0.68%) SMS
9 5 (0.68%) WAN
10 4 (0.54%) CTI
10 4 (0.54%) HTTP
10 4 (0.54%) Hyperconnected
10 4 (0.54%) Intranet
10 4 (0.54%) Skype
11 3 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.41%) Network Security
12 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (14.50%) SQL Server 2016
2 97 (13.14%) NoSQL
3 94 (12.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 91 (12.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 61 (8.27%) Relational Database
6 60 (8.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 52 (7.05%) MongoDB
8 36 (4.88%) MySQL
9 35 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (3.66%) RDBMS
11 26 (3.52%) Power BI
11 26 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
12 23 (3.12%) SQL Server 2014
13 18 (2.44%) Big Data
14 17 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
15 16 (2.17%) Oracle Database
15 16 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
16 14 (1.90%) Hadoop
17 12 (1.63%) DB2
17 12 (1.63%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 101 (13.69%) Git (software)
2 69 (9.35%) Visual Studio
3 65 (8.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (4.74%) JIRA
5 23 (3.12%) Subversion
6 11 (1.49%) Grunt
6 11 (1.49%) gulp
7 10 (1.36%) Selenium
7 10 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (1.22%) SpecFlow
9 8 (1.08%) SoapUI
10 6 (0.81%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.81%) Protractor
11 5 (0.68%) Bugzilla
12 4 (0.54%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.54%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.54%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (0.54%) Mocha
13 3 (0.41%) TestComplete
14 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 78 (10.57%) Finance
2 59 (7.99%) Advertising
3 21 (2.85%) Banking
3 21 (2.85%) Marketing
4 19 (2.57%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.22%) Retail
6 8 (1.08%) Law
7 5 (0.68%) Legal
8 4 (0.54%) Automotive
8 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.41%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.27%) German Language
10 2 (0.27%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.14%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) Front Office
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 412 (55.83%) Developer
2 247 (33.47%) .NET Developer
3 124 (16.80%) C# Developer
4 107 (14.50%) Analyst
5 71 (9.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 52 (7.05%) DBA
7 50 (6.78%) Software Developer
8 36 (4.88%) Senior Developer
8 36 (4.88%) SQL DBA
9 33 (4.47%) Support Analyst
10 30 (4.07%) SQL Developer
11 27 (3.66%) Architect
12 26 (3.52%) Applications Developer
12 26 (3.52%) ASP.NET Developer
13 22 (2.98%) .NET Software Developer
13 22 (2.98%) Administrator
13 22 (2.98%) Consultant
14 21 (2.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 19 (2.57%) C# Application Developer
15 19 (2.57%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 422 (57.18%) .NET
2 299 (40.51%) ASP.NET
3 223 (30.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 126 (17.07%) HTML
5 120 (16.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 113 (15.31%) AngularJS
7 108 (14.63%) RESTful
7 108 (14.63%) WCF
8 104 (14.09%) .NET Framework
8 104 (14.09%) Node.js
9 100 (13.55%) CSS
10 95 (12.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 84 (11.38%) Entity Framework
12 57 (7.72%) REST
13 53 (7.18%) Web Services
14 52 (7.05%) .NET Core
15 51 (6.91%) jQuery
16 49 (6.64%) WPF
17 43 (5.83%) React
18 35 (4.74%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.35%) Enterprise Software
2 38 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (2.98%) Computer Science
6 17 (2.30%) Data Centre
7 15 (2.03%) Replication
8 14 (1.90%) User Experience
9 11 (1.49%) Clustering
10 10 (1.36%) Fintech
11 8 (1.08%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.08%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.68%) Reference Data
13 4 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.54%) Social Network
14 3 (0.41%) Analytical Mindset
14 3 (0.41%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.41%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 121 (16.40%) Windows
2 72 (9.76%) Windows Server
3 41 (5.56%) Linux
4 29 (3.93%) Unix
5 24 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.03%) Windows 10
6 15 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.63%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.08%) Solaris
10 7 (0.95%) AIX
10 7 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.68%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.54%) HPUX
13 3 (0.41%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.27%) Android
14 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.14%) CentOS
15 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (41.60%) MVC
3 168 (22.76%) TDD
4 117 (15.85%) BDD
5 113 (15.31%) Business Intelligence
6 96 (13.01%) Web Application Development
7 94 (12.74%) Scrum
8 63 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
9 60 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
10 56 (7.59%) ETL
11 53 (7.18%) Collaborative Working
11 53 (7.18%) OO
12 49 (6.64%) SDLC
13 46 (6.23%) Software Engineering
14 45 (6.10%) Web Development
15 43 (5.83%) ITIL
16 41 (5.56%) CRM
17 40 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
18 35 (4.74%) ERP
19 33 (4.47%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 413 (55.96%) C#
2 335 (45.39%) SQL
3 150 (20.33%) JavaScript
4 126 (17.07%) T-SQL
5 70 (9.49%) Ruby
6 55 (7.45%) Java
7 54 (7.32%) TypeScript
8 51 (6.91%) PL/SQL
9 36 (4.88%) PowerShell
9 36 (4.88%) VB.NET
10 24 (3.25%) ES6
11 23 (3.12%) C++
12 22 (2.98%) C
12 22 (2.98%) VB
13 21 (2.85%) Python
14 15 (2.03%) VBA
15 14 (1.90%) Bash Shell
16 13 (1.76%) PHP
17 11 (1.49%) Perl
18 7 (0.95%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 52 (7.05%) Degree
2 29 (3.93%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (1.63%) ISTQB
6 11 (1.49%) MCDBA
6 11 (1.49%) MCITP
7 8 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.54%) ISEB
8 4 (0.54%) MCSA
9 3 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.27%) CCNA
10 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.27%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.27%) MCP
10 2 (0.27%) MCSE
10 2 (0.27%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.27%) VCAP
10 2 (0.27%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.98%) QA
2 14 (1.90%) SLA
3 12 (1.63%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.41%) GDPR
6 3 (0.41%) PMO
7 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.66%) Docker
4 15 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.36%) vSphere
6 9 (1.22%) NFS
7 8 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.54%) Samba
9 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.41%) XenApp
10 2 (0.27%) HDFS
10 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (3.52%) Puppet
3 20 (2.71%) SCCM
4 19 (2.57%) SCOM
5 9 (1.22%) Ansible
6 6 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.41%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.27%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.27%) Munin
8 2 (0.27%) Nagios
8 2 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.27%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.14%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.14%) Malwarebytes
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 267 (36.18%) Microsoft
2 155 (21.00%) Oracle
3 47 (6.37%) Facebook
4 44 (5.96%) VMware
5 28 (3.79%) Google
6 22 (2.98%) Cisco
7 19 (2.57%) Tableau
8 18 (2.44%) SAP
9 14 (1.90%) SolarWinds
10 13 (1.76%) IBM
11 11 (1.49%) Dell
11 11 (1.49%) Epicor
11 11 (1.49%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.36%) Citrix
13 9 (1.22%) IFS
13 9 (1.22%) Sage
13 9 (1.22%) Sybase
14 8 (1.08%) EMC
14 8 (1.08%) HP
14 8 (1.08%) Sitecore