Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 13 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 293 693 759
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 11.26% 12.66% 12.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.86% 39.90% 39.72%
Number of salaries quoted 200 488 598
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,700 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 735 1,737 1,911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.25% 31.74% 32.68%
Number of salaries quoted 469 1,133 1,372
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -7 119 £45,000 +5.88% 11
Edinburgh +9 114 £47,500 +11.76% 13
Aberdeen -1 20 £42,500 +3.03% 1
West Lothian +12 12 £32,500 -21.69%
Dundee -3 9 £52,500 +45.83% 2
Fife +22 6 £37,000 +9.23% 2
Scottish Borders - 3 £70,000 -
Dumfries and Galloway +3 1 £45,000 +38.46%
Midlothian +2 1 - -
South Lanarkshire +1 1 £35,000 -13.58%
North Lanarkshire 0 1 £40,000 +18.52% 1
Stirling -1 1 £60,000 -
Renfrewshire -2 1 - -
East Lothian - 1 £36,000 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £52,500 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 143 (48.81%) SQL
2 139 (47.44%) C#
3 136 (46.42%) .NET
4 126 (43.00%) Microsoft
5 109 (37.20%) Azure
6 96 (32.76%) JavaScript
7 76 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
8 69 (23.55%) ASP.NET
9 63 (21.50%) Finance
10 62 (21.16%) MVC
11 61 (20.82%) HTML
12 55 (18.77%) CSS
13 53 (18.09%) Windows
14 47 (16.04%) T-SQL
15 44 (15.02%) Oracle
15 44 (15.02%) Problem-Solving
16 41 (13.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 41 (13.99%) .NET Framework
17 40 (13.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 40 (13.65%) .NET Core
18 38 (12.97%) Software Engineering
19 35 (11.95%) AWS
20 34 (11.60%) ASP.NET Web API
20 34 (11.60%) DevOps
20 34 (11.60%) Java
21 33 (11.26%) Business Intelligence
22 31 (10.58%) AngularJS
23 30 (10.24%) Relational Database
24 29 (9.90%) Entity Framework
25 28 (9.56%) Continuous Integration

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 12 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.73%) ArcGIS
3 3 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.02%) IIS
3 3 (1.02%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.68%) CMS
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.68%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.34%) Moodle
5 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Markit EDM
1 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 2 (0.68%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
1 2 (0.68%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.34%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.34%) Global One
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 109 (37.20%) Azure
2 35 (11.95%) AWS
3 20 (6.83%) Power Platform
4 14 (4.78%) Office 365
5 12 (4.10%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (2.73%) PaaS
6 8 (2.73%) SaaS
7 6 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.71%) Amazon ECS
8 5 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.71%) NuGet
8 5 (1.71%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.02%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.68%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.78%) DHCP
1 14 (4.78%) DNS
2 8 (2.73%) SAN
3 3 (1.02%) Network Security
3 3 (1.02%) VPN
4 2 (0.68%) Firewall
4 2 (0.68%) Intranet
4 2 (0.68%) LAN
4 2 (0.68%) SSL
4 2 (0.68%) WAN
5 1 (0.34%) ADSL
5 1 (0.34%) HTTP
5 1 (0.34%) MPLS
5 1 (0.34%) PBX
5 1 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.34%) Skype
5 1 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 40 (13.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (10.24%) Relational Database
4 19 (6.48%) Azure SQL Database
4 19 (6.48%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (6.48%) Power BI
5 17 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (5.46%) RDBMS
7 12 (4.10%) Oracle Database
8 11 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.39%) GIS
9 7 (2.39%) MongoDB
10 6 (2.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.71%) Data Lake
12 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (1.02%) DB2
13 3 (1.02%) NoSQL
13 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 23 (7.85%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.48%) Visual Studio
3 14 (4.78%) Jenkins
3 14 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (3.07%) JIRA
4 9 (3.07%) Selenium
5 8 (2.73%) Subversion
6 7 (2.39%) Maven
7 6 (2.05%) SoapUI
8 5 (1.71%) Gradle
8 5 (1.71%) NUnit
9 4 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.37%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.02%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.02%) MSBuild
10 3 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.68%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.68%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.68%) webpack
12 1 (0.34%) Ranorex
General
1 63 (21.50%) Finance
2 11 (3.75%) Public Sector
3 9 (3.07%) Banking
3 9 (3.07%) Retail
4 7 (2.39%) Legal
5 5 (1.71%) Local Government
5 5 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.02%) Marketing
7 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Publishing
8 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 139 (47.44%) Developer
2 58 (19.80%) .NET Developer
3 42 (14.33%) DBA
4 32 (10.92%) Software Developer
4 32 (10.92%) SQL DBA
5 28 (9.56%) C# Developer
6 26 (8.87%) Analyst
7 23 (7.85%) Software Engineer
8 20 (6.83%) Senior Developer
9 15 (5.12%) Architect
10 12 (4.10%) Java Developer
11 11 (3.75%) .NET Software Developer
11 11 (3.75%) Administrator
11 11 (3.75%) Consultant
11 11 (3.75%) SQL Developer
12 10 (3.41%) Support Analyst
13 9 (3.07%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (3.07%) Full Stack Developer
13 9 (3.07%) Senior .NET Developer
13 9 (3.07%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (46.42%) .NET
2 69 (23.55%) ASP.NET
3 61 (20.82%) HTML
4 55 (18.77%) CSS
5 41 (13.99%) .NET Framework
6 40 (13.65%) .NET Core
7 34 (11.60%) ASP.NET Web API
8 31 (10.58%) AngularJS
9 29 (9.90%) Entity Framework
10 26 (8.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (8.87%) Web Services
11 23 (7.85%) jQuery
11 23 (7.85%) REST
12 21 (7.17%) HTML5
13 17 (5.80%) CSS3
13 17 (5.80%) React
14 15 (5.12%) XML
15 13 (4.44%) RESTful
16 12 (4.10%) Node.js
17 11 (3.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.07%) Mobile App
2 9 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (2.73%) User Experience
4 5 (1.71%) Data Structures
4 5 (1.71%) Replication
4 5 (1.71%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.37%) Renewable Energy
6 3 (1.02%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.02%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.02%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.68%) Marketing Technology
8 1 (0.34%) Clustering
8 1 (0.34%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.34%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.34%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 53 (18.09%) Windows
2 18 (6.14%) Linux
3 12 (4.10%) Windows 10
4 9 (3.07%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.39%) Unix
6 5 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.71%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.71%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.37%) Android
7 4 (1.37%) HPUX
8 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.68%) AIX
9 2 (0.68%) zOS
10 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (21.16%) MVC
3 44 (15.02%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (12.97%) Software Engineering
5 34 (11.60%) DevOps
6 33 (11.26%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (8.87%) Performance Tuning
9 23 (7.85%) Mentoring
10 22 (7.51%) TDD
10 22 (7.51%) Test Automation
11 20 (6.83%) Scrum
11 20 (6.83%) SOLID
12 18 (6.14%) Analytics
13 17 (5.80%) Microservices
13 17 (5.80%) OO
13 17 (5.80%) Technical Leadership
14 16 (5.46%) Decision-Making
14 16 (5.46%) Performance Monitoring
15 15 (5.12%) Database Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 143 (48.81%) SQL
2 139 (47.44%) C#
3 96 (32.76%) JavaScript
4 47 (16.04%) T-SQL
5 34 (11.60%) Java
6 27 (9.22%) PowerShell
7 17 (5.80%) Python
8 10 (3.41%) C++
9 7 (2.39%) Java 8
9 7 (2.39%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.05%) Groovy
10 6 (2.05%) VB
11 5 (1.71%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.71%) C
11 5 (1.71%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.71%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.37%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.02%) U-SQL
14 2 (0.68%) R
14 2 (0.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (8.87%) Degree
2 15 (5.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.02%) MCITP
4 3 (1.02%) MCTS
5 2 (0.68%) A+ Certification
5 2 (0.68%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.68%) CCNA
5 2 (0.68%) CCNP
5 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.34%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.41%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (9.22%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.14%) Hyper-V
3 11 (3.75%) Docker
4 8 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.68%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.68%) vSphere
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (4.10%) SCCM
2 8 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.39%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.71%) Terraform
5 4 (1.37%) WSUS
6 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.68%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.68%) SCOM
6 2 (0.68%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.68%) SCSM
6 2 (0.68%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.34%) Ansible
7 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 126 (43.00%) Microsoft
2 44 (15.02%) Oracle
3 11 (3.75%) Capita
3 11 (3.75%) VMware
4 7 (2.39%) Databricks
5 6 (2.05%) Cisco
5 6 (2.05%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.37%) Citrix
6 4 (1.37%) ESRI
7 3 (1.02%) Charles River
7 3 (1.02%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (1.02%) SAP
7 3 (1.02%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.68%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.68%) FactSet
8 2 (0.68%) IBM
8 2 (0.68%) Informatica
8 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.68%) Veeam
8 2 (0.68%) Veritas