Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 11 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 812 720 908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.33% 13.83% 14.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.64% 44.06% 45.08%
Number of salaries quoted 554 474 661
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +2.60%
10th Percentile £28,325 £27,150 £27,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.41%

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 1950 1634 2014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 34.40% 31.38% 31.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1211 976 1303
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -1 364 £40,000 - 21
Edinburgh 0 353 £40,000 - 20
Aberdeen -1 20 £32,500 -28.57% 3
West Lothian +2 19 £32,500 -11.56% 2
Dundee +1 12 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Orkney Islands - 12 - -
Renfrewshire +9 7 £34,400 +60.00%
Fife -1 4 £33,750 +7.14%
Stirling +2 3 £42,500 +23.19% 1
Inverclyde 0 3 £34,750 -7.33%
South Lanarkshire -9 3 £45,000 +28.57%
Midlothian 0 2 £26,500 -18.46%
North Lanarkshire -5 2 £41,250 +17.86%
Aberdeenshire - 2 £40,000 -
Scottish Borders +2 1 £35,000 +7.69%
Lanarkshire -3 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £55,000 - 1
Lothian - 1 £43,000 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 422 (51.97%) C#
2 413 (50.86%) .NET
3 359 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
4 345 (42.49%) SQL
5 313 (38.55%) Microsoft
6 308 (37.93%) MVC
7 284 (34.98%) ASP.NET
8 235 (28.94%) JavaScript
9 227 (27.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 215 (26.48%) HTML
11 193 (23.77%) TDD
12 160 (19.70%) Scrum
13 155 (19.09%) Windows
14 151 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
15 149 (18.35%) Finance
16 143 (17.61%) CSS
17 134 (16.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 128 (15.76%) Microsoft Azure
19 127 (15.64%) Visual Studio
20 122 (15.02%) T-SQL
21 113 (13.92%) Business Intelligence
21 113 (13.92%) AngularJS
22 111 (13.67%) Oracle
23 108 (13.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 92 (11.33%) Git (software)
25 91 (11.21%) Java
26 89 (10.96%) Degree
27 88 (10.84%) .NET Framework
28 84 (10.34%) Entity Framework
29 83 (10.22%) Relational Database

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 47 (5.79%) IIS
2 35 (4.31%) SharePoint
3 26 (3.20%) Umbraco
4 24 (2.96%) WebSphere
5 23 (2.83%) CMS
5 23 (2.83%) Tomcat
6 19 (2.34%) WebLogic
7 17 (2.09%) WebSphere Application Server
8 16 (1.97%) MS Exchange
8 16 (1.97%) Skype for Business
9 14 (1.72%) Oracle Application Server
10 13 (1.60%) Oracle UPK
11 11 (1.35%) SAS
12 10 (1.23%) Apache
13 8 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.86%) JBoss
15 6 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
16 5 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 13 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.86%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.60%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 10 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.74%) SAP GRC
5 4 (0.49%) Endur
6 2 (0.25%) Adaptiv
6 2 (0.25%) Dynamics SL
7 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.12%) FastStats
7 1 (0.12%) FRx
7 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.12%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 128 (15.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (3.82%) SaaS
4 21 (2.59%) Office 365
5 16 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (1.60%) Mimecast
8 11 (1.35%) npm
9 3 (0.37%) GitHub
9 3 (0.37%) PaaS
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.12%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.12%) Scribe Online
11 1 (0.12%) Slack
11 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.71%) DNS
2 21 (2.59%) DHCP
3 20 (2.46%) Firewall
4 11 (1.35%) IP Telephony
5 9 (1.11%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.11%) VLAN
6 8 (0.99%) SAN
6 8 (0.99%) VPN
7 7 (0.86%) Wireless
8 6 (0.74%) Internet
9 5 (0.62%) LAN
9 5 (0.62%) WAN
10 4 (0.49%) Skype
11 3 (0.37%) SMS
12 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.25%) Intranet
12 2 (0.25%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.25%) Network Security
12 2 (0.25%) SSL
13 1 (0.12%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (16.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 108 (13.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 83 (10.22%) Relational Database
4 60 (7.39%) Data Warehouse
5 57 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 47 (5.79%) NoSQL
7 44 (5.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 39 (4.80%) DB2
9 38 (4.68%) SQL Server 2016
10 37 (4.56%) MySQL
10 37 (4.56%) SQL Server 2014
11 36 (4.43%) RDBMS
12 25 (3.08%) MongoDB
13 18 (2.22%) Oracle Database
13 18 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
14 17 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
15 15 (1.85%) Power BI
16 14 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
17 13 (1.60%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 127 (15.64%) Visual Studio
2 92 (11.33%) Git (software)
3 70 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (5.42%) Subversion
5 30 (3.69%) NUnit
6 26 (3.20%) JIRA
7 23 (2.83%) Maven
8 21 (2.59%) Selenium
9 19 (2.34%) Moq
10 15 (1.85%) JUnit
11 14 (1.72%) SpecFlow
12 13 (1.60%) TeamCity
13 12 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
14 11 (1.35%) Grunt
14 11 (1.35%) gulp
14 11 (1.35%) Jenkins
15 10 (1.23%) Ant
16 8 (0.99%) Karma Test Runner
16 8 (0.99%) Mocha
17 7 (0.86%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 149 (18.35%) Finance
2 52 (6.40%) Banking
3 27 (3.33%) Legal
4 22 (2.71%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.97%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.72%) Advertising
7 11 (1.35%) Retail
8 10 (1.23%) Automotive
9 7 (0.86%) Marketing
10 6 (0.74%) Law
10 6 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Back Office
12 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.12%) German Language
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 495 (60.96%) Developer
2 185 (22.78%) C# Developer
3 176 (21.67%) .NET Developer
4 91 (11.21%) SQL Developer
5 87 (10.71%) Software Developer
6 68 (8.37%) C# .NET Developer
7 66 (8.13%) Analyst
8 60 (7.39%) Senior Developer
9 52 (6.40%) ASP.NET Developer
10 50 (6.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 46 (5.67%) DBA
12 44 (5.42%) Consultant
13 41 (5.05%) .NET Software Developer
13 41 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 41 (5.05%) SQL Server Developer
14 37 (4.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 35 (4.31%) Senior .NET Developer
16 30 (3.69%) Java Developer
17 28 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 28 (3.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 413 (50.86%) .NET
2 284 (34.98%) ASP.NET
3 227 (27.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 215 (26.48%) HTML
5 143 (17.61%) CSS
6 113 (13.92%) AngularJS
7 88 (10.84%) .NET Framework
8 84 (10.34%) Entity Framework
9 72 (8.87%) ASP.NET Web API
10 62 (7.64%) HTML5
10 62 (7.64%) WCF
11 57 (7.02%) jQuery
11 57 (7.02%) RESTful
12 49 (6.03%) Web Services
13 43 (5.30%) Node.js
14 39 (4.80%) XML
15 38 (4.68%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 38 (4.68%) React
16 36 (4.43%) CSS3
17 30 (3.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (5.54%) Computer Science
3 30 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
4 28 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.72%) AS400
6 14 (1.72%) EMC VNX
6 14 (1.72%) Virtual Team
7 12 (1.48%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.48%) User Experience
8 10 (1.23%) Clustering
8 10 (1.23%) Social Network
9 9 (1.11%) Replication
10 8 (0.99%) Data Centre
11 7 (0.86%) iPhone
11 7 (0.86%) NHS
11 7 (0.86%) Social Media
12 6 (0.74%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.74%) Fintech
13 5 (0.62%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 155 (19.09%) Windows
2 59 (7.27%) Windows Server
3 50 (6.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (5.79%) Unix
5 46 (5.67%) Linux
6 31 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (2.09%) Android
7 17 (2.09%) Apple iOS
7 17 (2.09%) Windows 10
8 15 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.23%) Solaris
10 7 (0.86%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.74%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.62%) AIX
13 4 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.49%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.25%) MVS
15 1 (0.12%) CentOS
15 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (37.93%) MVC
3 193 (23.77%) TDD
4 160 (19.70%) Scrum
5 151 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
6 113 (13.92%) Business Intelligence
7 71 (8.74%) ETL
8 68 (8.37%) OO
9 65 (8.00%) SDLC
10 53 (6.53%) ITIL
11 52 (6.40%) Software Engineering
12 46 (5.67%) Web Development
13 44 (5.42%) Unit Testing
14 42 (5.17%) Mentoring
15 41 (5.05%) Project Management
16 38 (4.68%) CRM
17 37 (4.56%) Data Modelling
18 36 (4.43%) Test Automation
19 34 (4.19%) BDD
20 33 (4.06%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 422 (51.97%) C#
2 345 (42.49%) SQL
3 235 (28.94%) JavaScript
4 122 (15.02%) T-SQL
5 91 (11.21%) Java
6 78 (9.61%) PowerShell
7 30 (3.69%) VB.NET
8 27 (3.33%) Ruby
8 27 (3.33%) VB
9 26 (3.20%) Python
10 18 (2.22%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.11%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.99%) X++
13 7 (0.86%) Perl
13 7 (0.86%) PHP
13 7 (0.86%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.86%) VB6
14 6 (0.74%) C++
15 4 (0.49%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.49%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 89 (10.96%) Degree
2 41 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (1.85%) MCAD
4 15 (1.85%) MCSD
4 15 (1.85%) MCTS
5 14 (1.72%) Oracle Certification
6 10 (1.23%) Security Cleared
7 8 (0.99%) MCDBA
7 8 (0.99%) MCITP
8 6 (0.74%) MCSA
9 4 (0.49%) MCSE
9 4 (0.49%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.37%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.37%) HND
10 3 (0.37%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.25%) ISEB
11 2 (0.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.06%) QA
2 22 (2.71%) ISO 9001
3 20 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (2.09%) GDPR
5 14 (1.72%) SLA
6 3 (0.37%) Basel III
6 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.25%) PMO
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (5.91%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.71%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.59%) vSphere
5 19 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.23%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.86%) XenApp
8 5 (0.62%) Docker
9 4 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.37%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.37%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.12%) NFS
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.12%) Samba
12 1 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 43 (5.30%) SCCM
2 38 (4.68%) SCOM
3 21 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (0.99%) Ansible
6 6 (0.74%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (0.74%) Malwarebytes
6 6 (0.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.74%) Puppet
7 4 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.25%) HockeyApp
8 2 (0.25%) Terraform
9 1 (0.12%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 313 (38.55%) Microsoft
2 111 (13.67%) Oracle
3 80 (9.85%) VMware
4 42 (5.17%) IBM
5 28 (3.45%) Cisco
6 22 (2.71%) Tableau
7 20 (2.46%) HP
8 18 (2.22%) Xamarin
9 16 (1.97%) EMC
10 14 (1.72%) JD Edwards
11 13 (1.60%) Cognos
11 13 (1.60%) iManage
12 12 (1.48%) Citrix
12 12 (1.48%) Informatica
12 12 (1.48%) Symantec
13 10 (1.23%) MobileIron
14 9 (1.11%) SAP
15 8 (0.99%) Dell
15 8 (0.99%) MicroStrategy
16 7 (0.86%) Facebook