Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 696 825 866
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.67% 15.40% 15.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.45% 40.70% 48.35%
Number of salaries quoted 500 570 504
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,950 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £55,000 £56,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

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 1,810 2,027 1,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 32.95% 37.84% 31.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,329 1,223 963
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -4 333 £45,000 +20.00% 48
Edinburgh -1 272 £44,000 +10.00% 39
West Lothian -7 30 £45,000 +23.29% 1
Fife +9 14 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Aberdeen +4 14 £40,000 -8.05% 4
Renfrewshire +1 8 £25,000 -27.33% 1
Dundee +10 7 £31,547 -15.88% 3
South Lanarkshire +1 5 £44,000 +1.73%
South Ayrshire - 4 £55,000 -
Scottish Borders -2 3 £32,500 +51.16% 1
Falkirk +1 2 - -
Midlothian -1 2 £37,500 +41.51% 1
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £43,500 - 2
North Lanarkshire -1 1 £37,500 -9.09%
Stirling -5 1 £50,000 +14.29%
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 404 (58.05%) .NET
2 395 (56.75%) C#
3 323 (46.41%) SQL
4 305 (43.82%) Agile Software Development
5 275 (39.51%) Microsoft
6 260 (37.36%) MVC
7 253 (36.35%) ASP.NET
8 176 (25.29%) JavaScript
9 167 (23.99%) ASP.NET MVC
10 150 (21.55%) Microsoft Azure
11 144 (20.69%) TDD
12 132 (18.97%) AngularJS
13 129 (18.53%) Oracle
14 124 (17.82%) HTML
15 120 (17.24%) CSS
16 117 (16.81%) T-SQL
17 107 (15.37%) .NET Framework
18 100 (14.37%) WCF
18 100 (14.37%) Windows
19 98 (14.08%) ASP.NET Web API
20 97 (13.94%) Finance
21 93 (13.36%) Git (software)
22 91 (13.07%) BDD
23 88 (12.64%) Scrum
24 86 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 80 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
25 80 (11.49%) Node.js
26 77 (11.06%) RESTful
26 77 (11.06%) Web Services
27 76 (10.92%) Degree

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 44 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 33 (4.74%) IIS
3 25 (3.59%) WebSphere
4 16 (2.30%) JBoss
5 14 (2.01%) CMS
6 13 (1.87%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.87%) Umbraco
7 12 (1.72%) Skype for Business
8 9 (1.29%) Apache
8 9 (1.29%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (1.01%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.01%) WildFly
11 6 (0.86%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.72%) Confluence
12 5 (0.72%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.29%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 43 (6.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.73%) Dynamics NAV
3 16 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (1.29%) Dynamics GP
4 9 (1.29%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.43%) LongView
7 2 (0.29%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 150 (21.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (7.18%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (4.02%) npm
4 23 (3.30%) Office 365
5 19 (2.73%) SaaS
6 16 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (1.44%) Azure Functions
7 10 (1.44%) Serverless
8 9 (1.29%) Yammer
9 8 (1.15%) IaaS
10 7 (1.01%) PaaS
11 6 (0.86%) GitHub
12 5 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.43%) Slack
15 2 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
16 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.74%) DNS
2 20 (2.87%) Firewall
3 17 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 15 (2.16%) Intranet
4 15 (2.16%) SSH
5 13 (1.87%) Internet
6 12 (1.72%) DHCP
6 12 (1.72%) iSCSI
6 12 (1.72%) SAN
7 11 (1.58%) Skype
8 9 (1.29%) VPN
9 7 (1.01%) SMS
10 6 (0.86%) Hyperconnected
11 5 (0.72%) CTI
11 5 (0.72%) LAN
11 5 (0.72%) WAN
12 4 (0.57%) HTTP
12 4 (0.57%) VLAN
12 4 (0.57%) VoIP
13 3 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 73 (10.49%) NoSQL
3 70 (10.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 67 (9.63%) SQL Server 2016
5 52 (7.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 48 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 43 (6.18%) Relational Database
8 42 (6.03%) MongoDB
9 36 (5.17%) MySQL
10 34 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
11 29 (4.17%) Power BI
12 18 (2.59%) QlikView
13 17 (2.44%) Oracle Database
14 14 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (2.01%) RDBMS
15 12 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
15 12 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
16 11 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (1.44%) Big Data
18 9 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 93 (13.36%) Git (software)
2 75 (10.78%) Visual Studio
3 74 (10.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (4.45%) JIRA
5 27 (3.88%) SpecFlow
6 21 (3.02%) Selenium
7 18 (2.59%) Cucumber
7 18 (2.59%) Subversion
8 16 (2.30%) Jenkins
9 15 (2.16%) TeamCity
10 13 (1.87%) Grunt
10 13 (1.87%) gulp
11 11 (1.58%) NUnit
12 10 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
14 6 (0.86%) Bugzilla
14 6 (0.86%) Protractor
15 5 (0.72%) MSTest
15 5 (0.72%) SoapUI
16 4 (0.57%) Bitbucket
General
1 97 (13.94%) Finance
2 34 (4.89%) Banking
3 29 (4.17%) Advertising
4 16 (2.30%) Law
5 13 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.72%) Marketing
7 10 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.86%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.86%) Legal
9 4 (0.57%) Retail
9 4 (0.57%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.43%) Front Office
10 3 (0.43%) Games
11 2 (0.29%) German Language
12 1 (0.14%) Billing
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 413 (59.34%) Developer
2 231 (33.19%) .NET Developer
3 120 (17.24%) C# Developer
4 91 (13.07%) Analyst
5 77 (11.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 64 (9.20%) Software Developer
7 57 (8.19%) Senior Developer
8 37 (5.32%) DBA
9 32 (4.60%) .NET Software Developer
10 30 (4.31%) Software Engineer
11 29 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
12 25 (3.59%) Architect
13 24 (3.45%) Administrator
13 24 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
14 23 (3.30%) SQL DBA
14 23 (3.30%) Support Analyst
15 22 (3.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 20 (2.87%) Microsoft Developer
16 20 (2.87%) SQL Developer
17 19 (2.73%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 404 (58.05%) .NET
2 253 (36.35%) ASP.NET
3 167 (23.99%) ASP.NET MVC
4 132 (18.97%) AngularJS
5 124 (17.82%) HTML
6 120 (17.24%) CSS
7 107 (15.37%) .NET Framework
8 100 (14.37%) WCF
9 98 (14.08%) ASP.NET Web API
10 80 (11.49%) Node.js
11 77 (11.06%) RESTful
11 77 (11.06%) Web Services
12 66 (9.48%) Entity Framework
13 64 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 61 (8.76%) jQuery
15 56 (8.05%) REST
16 48 (6.90%) HTML5
17 47 (6.75%) WPF
18 43 (6.18%) .NET Core
19 42 (6.03%) React
Miscellaneous
1 65 (9.34%) Enterprise Software
2 47 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 23 (3.30%) Fintech
5 15 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (2.16%) User Experience
6 11 (1.58%) Data Centre
6 11 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (1.44%) Replication
8 9 (1.29%) Clustering
8 9 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.29%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.72%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.57%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (0.43%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.43%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.43%) Social Network
11 3 (0.43%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 100 (14.37%) Windows
2 58 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 52 (7.47%) Linux
4 42 (6.03%) Unix
5 23 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.72%) Windows 10
8 9 (1.29%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.01%) Solaris
10 6 (0.86%) AIX
11 5 (0.72%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.43%) HPUX
13 3 (0.43%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.14%) Android
14 1 (0.14%) CentOS
14 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (43.82%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (37.36%) MVC
3 144 (20.69%) TDD
4 91 (13.07%) BDD
5 88 (12.64%) Scrum
6 80 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
7 67 (9.63%) OO
7 67 (9.63%) Web Application Development
8 65 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
9 62 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
10 57 (8.19%) Web Development
11 55 (7.90%) SDLC
12 52 (7.47%) Software Engineering
13 48 (6.90%) CRM
14 42 (6.03%) Collaborative Working
14 42 (6.03%) ETL
15 40 (5.75%) ITIL
15 40 (5.75%) Unit Testing
16 38 (5.46%) Test Automation
17 34 (4.89%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 395 (56.75%) C#
2 323 (46.41%) SQL
3 176 (25.29%) JavaScript
4 117 (16.81%) T-SQL
5 63 (9.05%) TypeScript
6 51 (7.33%) Java
7 49 (7.04%) Ruby
8 42 (6.03%) PowerShell
9 33 (4.74%) PL/SQL
10 30 (4.31%) VB.NET
11 25 (3.59%) C++
12 19 (2.73%) Python
13 18 (2.59%) ES6
14 13 (1.87%) C
15 11 (1.58%) VB
16 10 (1.44%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.44%) Shell Script
17 7 (1.01%) Delphi
17 7 (1.01%) VBA
18 6 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 76 (10.92%) Degree
2 17 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
4 15 (2.16%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.72%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.57%) CCNA
7 4 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.57%) ISEB
8 3 (0.43%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.43%) MCSA
9 2 (0.29%) HND
9 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.29%) MCSE
9 2 (0.29%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.29%) VCAP
9 2 (0.29%) VCDX
10 1 (0.14%) CEH
10 1 (0.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.45%) QA
2 16 (2.30%) SLA
3 12 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.72%) GDPR
4 5 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) PMO
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (4.60%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.87%) Docker
3 17 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.87%) NFS
5 11 (1.58%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.29%) Samba
7 6 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.72%) vSphere
9 4 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.57%) XenApp
10 3 (0.43%) Firmware
11 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.14%) HDFS
12 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (3.59%) Puppet
3 14 (2.01%) Ansible
4 6 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (0.86%) SCCM
5 5 (0.72%) SCOM
5 5 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.43%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.29%) Terraform
8 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.14%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.14%) Malwarebytes
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Flashback
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 275 (39.51%) Microsoft
2 129 (18.53%) Oracle
3 25 (3.59%) Facebook
4 20 (2.87%) VMware
5 19 (2.73%) Google
6 18 (2.59%) SAP
7 16 (2.30%) Cisco
8 15 (2.16%) Tableau
9 10 (1.44%) IBM
10 9 (1.29%) Citrix
10 9 (1.29%) Epicor
10 9 (1.29%) IFS
10 9 (1.29%) Sage
11 8 (1.15%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.01%) EMC
12 7 (1.01%) MicroStrategy
12 7 (1.01%) TIBCO
12 7 (1.01%) Xamarin
13 6 (0.86%) Meraki
14 5 (0.72%) Sitecore