Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 18 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 166 551 672
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 9.85% 11.54% 12.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.24% 36.91% 38.49%
Number of salaries quoted 132 381 491
Median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% -2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £57,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 471 1,493 1,746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 27.94% 31.27% 32.53%
Number of salaries quoted 330 951 1,255
Median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,125 £62,500 £67,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Scotland

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Scotland.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Scotland

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 October 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 24 October 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 -12 66 £48,500 +7.78% 25
Edinburgh +11 63 £50,000 +13.64% 19
Dundee +2 14 £55,000 +37.50% 5
Fife +14 8 £37,500 +11.11% 1
Aberdeen 0 4 £58,286 +49.45% 1
Stirling -2 2 £38,750 -42.59% 1
Renfrewshire +7 1 £55,000 - 1
Scottish Borders -3 1 £75,000 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 87 (52.41%) C#
2 84 (50.60%) .NET
3 76 (45.78%) SQL
4 71 (42.77%) Azure
5 69 (41.57%) Microsoft
6 57 (34.34%) JavaScript
7 51 (30.72%) Finance
7 51 (30.72%) Software Engineering
8 47 (28.31%) MVC
9 43 (25.90%) CSS
10 35 (21.08%) .NET Core
11 33 (19.88%) Business Intelligence
11 33 (19.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 33 (19.88%) .NET Framework
12 32 (19.28%) HTML
13 30 (18.07%) ASP.NET
13 30 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (16.27%) AWS
15 24 (14.46%) jQuery
16 23 (13.86%) Ajax
16 23 (13.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 22 (13.25%) XML
17 22 (13.25%) AngularJS
17 22 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
18 21 (12.65%) DevOps
18 21 (12.65%) Data Warehouse
19 20 (12.05%) Windows
19 20 (12.05%) React
20 19 (11.45%) SDLC
20 19 (11.45%) Git (software)

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 6 (3.61%) IIS
2 5 (3.01%) Confluence
2 5 (3.01%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.60%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.60%) CMS
4 1 (0.60%) Moodle
4 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 71 (42.77%) Azure
2 27 (16.27%) AWS
3 17 (10.24%) Power Platform
4 15 (9.04%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.01%) SaaS
6 4 (2.41%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.41%) Office 365
7 2 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.20%) GitHub
7 2 (1.20%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.60%) Logic Apps
8 1 (0.60%) npm
8 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.82%) VPN
2 5 (3.01%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.41%) Firewall
4 2 (1.20%) Internet
4 2 (1.20%) Intranet
4 2 (1.20%) SSL
5 1 (0.60%) DHCP
5 1 (0.60%) DNS
5 1 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.60%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.60%) Network Security
5 1 (0.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (19.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 23 (13.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (12.65%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (10.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (9.04%) Power BI
6 9 (5.42%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (5.42%) Relational Database
6 9 (5.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (4.82%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (4.82%) NoSQL
8 7 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (3.01%) GIS
9 5 (3.01%) MySQL
9 5 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.41%) Big Data
10 4 (2.41%) Data Lake
10 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (1.81%) BusinessObjects XI
12 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (11.45%) Git (software)
2 15 (9.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (8.43%) JIRA
4 12 (7.23%) Visual Studio
5 11 (6.63%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.22%) Selenium
7 6 (3.61%) CMake
7 6 (3.61%) GitLab
7 6 (3.61%) TestRail
8 5 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (3.01%) Bitbucket
8 5 (3.01%) FishEye
9 3 (1.81%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.20%) Maven
11 1 (0.60%) Babel
11 1 (0.60%) Subversion
11 1 (0.60%) webpack
11 1 (0.60%) Zephyr
General
1 51 (30.72%) Finance
2 13 (7.83%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.41%) Banking
3 4 (2.41%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.20%) Advertising
4 2 (1.20%) Back Office
4 2 (1.20%) Front Office
4 2 (1.20%) Legal
4 2 (1.20%) Marketing
4 2 (1.20%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.60%) Games
5 1 (0.60%) Publishing
5 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (43.37%) Developer
2 32 (19.28%) Software Engineer
3 20 (12.05%) .NET Software Engineer
4 14 (8.43%) Full Stack Developer
4 14 (8.43%) Senior Developer
5 13 (7.83%) C# Software Engineer
6 12 (7.23%) .NET Developer
6 12 (7.23%) DBA
7 11 (6.63%) Analyst
7 11 (6.63%) SQL DBA
8 10 (6.02%) C# Developer
8 10 (6.02%) Software Developer
9 9 (5.42%) Senior Software Engineer
10 8 (4.82%) Data Manager
10 8 (4.82%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
11 7 (4.22%) Senior C# Software Engineer
12 6 (3.61%) Applications Support
12 6 (3.61%) Operations Manager
12 6 (3.61%) SQL Developer
12 6 (3.61%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (50.60%) .NET
2 43 (25.90%) CSS
3 35 (21.08%) .NET Core
4 33 (19.88%) .NET Framework
5 32 (19.28%) HTML
6 30 (18.07%) ASP.NET
7 24 (14.46%) jQuery
8 23 (13.86%) Ajax
9 22 (13.25%) AngularJS
9 22 (13.25%) XML
10 20 (12.05%) React
11 18 (10.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (9.04%) Entity Framework
13 11 (6.63%) HTML5
13 11 (6.63%) REST
14 9 (5.42%) WPF
15 8 (4.82%) WinForms
16 7 (4.22%) JSON
17 6 (3.61%) OpenGL
17 6 (3.61%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (7.83%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (3.61%) 3D Graphics
2 6 (3.61%) Algorithms
2 6 (3.61%) CUDA
2 6 (3.61%) Data Structures
2 6 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.41%) Renewable Energy
4 3 (1.81%) Cloud Native
4 3 (1.81%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.20%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.20%) Replication
5 2 (1.20%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.60%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.60%) Clustering
6 1 (0.60%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.60%) LIMS
6 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.60%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.05%) Windows
2 15 (9.04%) Linux
3 8 (4.82%) Unix
4 6 (3.61%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (30.72%) Software Engineering
2 47 (28.31%) MVC
3 33 (19.88%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (12.65%) DevOps
7 19 (11.45%) SDLC
8 18 (10.84%) API Testing
9 16 (9.64%) Fintech
10 15 (9.04%) Computer Science
11 10 (6.02%) Analytics
11 10 (6.02%) API Development
11 10 (6.02%) Artificial Intelligence
11 10 (6.02%) Data Strategy
11 10 (6.02%) ERP
11 10 (6.02%) Machine Learning
11 10 (6.02%) SOLID
12 9 (5.42%) Configuration Management
12 9 (5.42%) Microservices
13 8 (4.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 87 (52.41%) C#
2 76 (45.78%) SQL
3 57 (34.34%) JavaScript
4 18 (10.84%) PowerShell
5 14 (8.43%) Bash Shell
5 14 (8.43%) C++
6 12 (7.23%) Java
6 12 (7.23%) Python
7 10 (6.02%) Shell Script
8 9 (5.42%) T-SQL
9 6 (3.61%) C
9 6 (3.61%) C-shell
9 6 (3.61%) Fortran
9 6 (3.61%) Perl
10 4 (2.41%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.81%) Java 8
12 2 (1.20%) PHP
12 2 (1.20%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.60%) Go
13 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (8.43%) Degree
2 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.41%) MCITP
3 4 (2.41%) MCTS
4 3 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.20%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.60%) MCP
6 1 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.42%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.41%) SLA
3 2 (1.20%) QA
4 1 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (3.61%) Docker
2 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.82%) Ansible
1 8 (4.82%) Terraform
2 5 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.81%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.81%) Puppet
4 1 (0.60%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 69 (41.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.04%) Oracle
3 6 (3.61%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.41%) SAP
4 4 (2.41%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.81%) Apple
5 3 (1.81%) Facebook
6 2 (1.20%) Databricks
6 2 (1.20%) HubSpot
6 2 (1.20%) Informatica
6 2 (1.20%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.20%) Solace
6 2 (1.20%) Xero
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco
7 1 (0.60%) Citrix
7 1 (0.60%) IBM
7 1 (0.60%) Intapp
7 1 (0.60%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.60%) OutSystems
7 1 (0.60%) Red Hat