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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 11 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 404 431 462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 17.27% 14.55% 14.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.30% 48.48% 49.36%
Number of salaries quoted 274 282 293
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 933 889 936
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 39.89% 30.00% 30.11%
Number of salaries quoted 553 562 586
Median salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.52% +18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £56,700
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow 0 208 £37,500 -6.25% 16
Edinburgh +10 152 £42,000 +5.00% 25
West Lothian +2 24 £34,000 -15.00% 6
Aberdeen +3 5 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Dundee +7 4 £36,000 +9.92% 1
Fife +5 4 £36,250 +39.42% 1
Scottish Borders 0 4 £38,750 +29.16% 1
South Lanarkshire -1 3 £48,000 +28.00% 1
Stirling +19 2 £56,250 -37.50%
Angus - 2 £38,750 -
North Lanarkshire +1 1 £38,000 +5.55%
Lanarkshire - 1 £32,500 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 441 (61.08%) C#
2 430 (59.56%) .NET
3 329 (45.57%) ASP.NET
4 300 (41.55%) Agile Software Development
5 298 (41.27%) MVC
6 260 (36.01%) Microsoft
7 251 (34.76%) SQL
8 226 (31.30%) JavaScript
9 206 (28.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 201 (27.84%) HTML
11 181 (25.07%) Finance
12 149 (20.64%) TDD
13 148 (20.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 145 (20.08%) CSS
15 141 (19.53%) AngularJS
16 138 (19.11%) MS Excel
17 131 (18.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 125 (17.31%) Scrum
19 124 (17.17%) Visual Studio
20 113 (15.65%) T-SQL
21 109 (15.10%) .NET Framework
22 106 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
23 102 (14.13%) Oracle
24 101 (13.99%) Git (software)
25 95 (13.16%) Windows
26 94 (13.02%) Business Intelligence
27 91 (12.60%) Microsoft Azure
28 76 (10.53%) Entity Framework
28 76 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
28 76 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API

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 30 (4.16%) CMS
1 30 (4.16%) IIS
2 27 (3.74%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
3 16 (2.22%) Skype for Business
4 15 (2.08%) MS Exchange
4 15 (2.08%) Umbraco
5 13 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (1.66%) SAS
7 8 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.97%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.83%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.83%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.55%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.55%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.42%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 138 (19.11%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.77%) MS Office
3 11 (1.52%) Photoshop
4 10 (1.39%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
1 6 (0.83%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.42%) Fishtalk
4 3 (0.42%) Q-Pulse
5 2 (0.28%) Maximo
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.28%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 91 (12.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.91%) Office 365
4 20 (2.77%) SaaS
5 9 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.55%) iPaaS
6 4 (0.55%) PaaS
7 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.28%) GitHub
8 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.77%) DNS
2 13 (1.80%) Firewall
2 13 (1.80%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.66%) DHCP
3 12 (1.66%) LAN
3 12 (1.66%) WAN
4 10 (1.39%) Internet
5 9 (1.25%) Network Security
5 9 (1.25%) Skype
6 7 (0.97%) Intranet
6 7 (0.97%) SAN
7 6 (0.83%) SSH
8 5 (0.69%) iSCSI
8 5 (0.69%) VPN
9 4 (0.55%) LDAP
10 3 (0.42%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.42%) Wireless
10 3 (0.42%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (20.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 131 (18.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 76 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 64 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
5 62 (8.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 47 (6.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 41 (5.68%) NoSQL
7 41 (5.68%) Relational Database
8 25 (3.46%) MySQL
9 24 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (3.32%) SQL Server 2016
10 22 (3.05%) MongoDB
11 21 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (2.49%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.80%) RavenDB
14 11 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
14 11 (1.52%) DTS
14 11 (1.52%) Hadoop
15 10 (1.39%) DB2
16 9 (1.25%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 124 (17.17%) Visual Studio
2 101 (13.99%) Git (software)
3 59 (8.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (3.32%) Bitbucket
5 23 (3.19%) Subversion
6 15 (2.08%) Jenkins
6 15 (2.08%) JIRA
6 15 (2.08%) Maven
7 13 (1.80%) Selenium
8 12 (1.66%) NUnit
9 11 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (1.52%) TeamCity
10 10 (1.39%) Dreamweaver
11 8 (1.11%) Ant
12 7 (0.97%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.97%) Grunt
12 7 (0.97%) Hudson
12 7 (0.97%) JUnit
13 6 (0.83%) gulp
13 6 (0.83%) Moq
General
1 181 (25.07%) Finance
2 25 (3.46%) Marketing
3 23 (3.19%) Banking
4 20 (2.77%) Advertising
5 12 (1.66%) Games
6 10 (1.39%) Retail
7 9 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.11%) Automotive
9 7 (0.97%) Local Government
10 6 (0.83%) Legal
11 4 (0.55%) Back Office
12 3 (0.42%) Publishing
12 3 (0.42%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 465 (64.40%) Developer
2 196 (27.15%) .NET Developer
3 174 (24.10%) C# Developer
4 99 (13.71%) SQL Developer
5 88 (12.19%) Senior Developer
6 77 (10.66%) Analyst
7 57 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
8 55 (7.62%) ASP.NET Developer
9 46 (6.37%) Software Developer
10 39 (5.40%) Web Developer
11 36 (4.99%) .NET Software Developer
12 33 (4.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 33 (4.57%) Senior SQL Developer
13 32 (4.43%) Support Analyst
14 31 (4.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 31 (4.29%) DBA
14 31 (4.29%) SQL Server Developer
15 25 (3.46%) .NET Web Developer
16 22 (3.05%) Database Developer
16 22 (3.05%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 430 (59.56%) .NET
2 329 (45.57%) ASP.NET
3 206 (28.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 201 (27.84%) HTML
5 145 (20.08%) CSS
6 141 (19.53%) AngularJS
7 109 (15.10%) .NET Framework
8 76 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
8 76 (10.53%) Entity Framework
9 71 (9.83%) HTML5
10 70 (9.70%) WCF
11 68 (9.42%) jQuery
12 57 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 52 (7.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 50 (6.93%) RESTful
15 48 (6.65%) XML
16 45 (6.23%) CSS3
17 42 (5.82%) Node.js
18 35 (4.85%) Web Services
19 33 (4.57%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
1 49 (6.79%) Enterprise Software
2 35 (4.85%) Computer Science
3 25 (3.46%) Credit Risk
4 23 (3.19%) Mobile App
5 21 (2.91%) Hedge funds
6 18 (2.49%) Data Centre
7 17 (2.35%) User Experience
8 9 (1.25%) Clustering
8 9 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.25%) Replication
9 5 (0.69%) Blackberry
9 5 (0.69%) Social Media
9 5 (0.69%) Taxonomies
10 4 (0.55%) Fintech
10 4 (0.55%) FMCG
11 3 (0.42%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.42%) iPhone
11 3 (0.42%) SCADA
11 3 (0.42%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 95 (13.16%) Windows
2 41 (5.68%) Windows Server
3 25 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (3.19%) Android
5 22 (3.05%) Linux
6 20 (2.77%) Apple iOS
7 15 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.66%) AIX
8 12 (1.66%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.83%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.69%) Unix
11 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.28%) Solaris
12 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.14%) MVS
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (41.55%) Agile Software Development
2 298 (41.27%) MVC
3 149 (20.64%) TDD
4 125 (17.31%) Scrum
5 106 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
6 94 (13.02%) Business Intelligence
7 75 (10.39%) Web Development
8 65 (9.00%) ETL
9 51 (7.06%) Software Engineering
10 50 (6.93%) ITIL
10 50 (6.93%) OO
11 48 (6.65%) Web Application Development
12 46 (6.37%) SDLC
13 36 (4.99%) BDD
13 36 (4.99%) Investment Management
14 34 (4.71%) Analytics
15 28 (3.88%) Project Management
16 27 (3.74%) Mentoring
17 23 (3.19%) Data Modelling
17 23 (3.19%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 441 (61.08%) C#
2 251 (34.76%) SQL
3 226 (31.30%) JavaScript
4 113 (15.65%) T-SQL
5 67 (9.28%) VB.NET
6 45 (6.23%) Java
7 38 (5.26%) Ruby
8 33 (4.57%) PowerShell
9 32 (4.43%) VBA
10 18 (2.49%) VB
11 11 (1.52%) Python
12 10 (1.39%) TypeScript
13 9 (1.25%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.25%) PHP
14 8 (1.11%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.69%) XPath
16 4 (0.55%) C
16 4 (0.55%) Korn
16 4 (0.55%) Perl
16 4 (0.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 61 (8.45%) Degree
2 16 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (1.94%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.11%) MCSE
5 6 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.83%) MCITP
6 5 (0.69%) HND
6 5 (0.69%) ISEB
6 5 (0.69%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.69%) MCSA
7 4 (0.55%) CCNA
7 4 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.28%) MCP
9 1 (0.14%) CCNP
9 1 (0.14%) CISM
9 1 (0.14%) CISMP
9 1 (0.14%) CISSP
9 1 (0.14%) HNC
9 1 (0.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.05%) Basel III
2 15 (2.08%) SLA
3 12 (1.66%) QA
4 7 (0.97%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 51 (7.06%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.19%) Hyper-V
3 21 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.11%) BitLocker
4 8 (1.11%) XenApp
5 7 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.97%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.69%) NFS
6 5 (0.69%) Samba
7 4 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.42%) HDFS
9 1 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.14%) UAG
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (2.77%) SCCM
2 18 (2.49%) SCOM
3 9 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.83%) Puppet
5 5 (0.69%) Ansible
5 5 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.42%) Oozie
7 2 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 260 (36.01%) Microsoft
2 102 (14.13%) Oracle
3 25 (3.46%) Xamarin
4 24 (3.32%) Perforce
5 23 (3.19%) VMware
6 21 (2.91%) Tableau
7 20 (2.77%) Cisco
8 16 (2.22%) Sitecore
9 15 (2.08%) IBM
10 14 (1.94%) Citrix
11 11 (1.52%) Adobe
12 10 (1.39%) Facebook
13 9 (1.25%) Cognos
13 9 (1.25%) Symantec
14 8 (1.11%) MicroStrategy
15 6 (0.83%) JD Edwards
15 6 (0.83%) Teradata
16 5 (0.69%) CA
16 5 (0.69%) Intel Security
16 5 (0.69%) SAP
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