Period
to 24 January 2021

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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 18 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 297 450 700
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 11.40% 10.91% 13.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.67% 38.10% 41.35%
Number of salaries quoted 237 302 526
Median annual salary £49,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.36% -2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £35,750 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,125 £61,250
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 696 1,181 1,693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.72% 28.63% 33.08%
Number of salaries quoted 495 814 1,210
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £67,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +9.38%

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 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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
Edinburgh +12 138 £50,000 +5.26% 21
Glasgow -11 101 £45,000 +1.69% 30
Dundee +5 20 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Aberdeen +4 17 £44,676 +19.14% 2
Fife - 4 £36,750 -
Stirling +3 2 £38,750 -42.59%
Inverclyde - 2 £52,500 -
Renfrewshire +5 1 £55,000 +61.76%
West Lothian -12 1 £42,500 -2.86% 1
Highlands - 1 - -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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.

1 175 (58.92%) C#
2 151 (50.84%) Azure
3 148 (49.83%) .NET
4 120 (40.40%) SQL
5 116 (39.06%) JavaScript
6 107 (36.03%) Microsoft
7 96 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
8 83 (27.95%) Software Engineering
9 81 (27.27%) MVC
10 80 (26.94%) CSS
11 75 (25.25%) Finance
12 64 (21.55%) AWS
13 63 (21.21%) HTML
14 61 (20.54%) DevOps
15 58 (19.53%) ASP.NET
16 56 (18.86%) .NET Core
17 48 (16.16%) jQuery
18 47 (15.82%) Oracle
19 46 (15.49%) Business Intelligence
20 42 (14.14%) .NET Framework
20 42 (14.14%) AngularJS
20 42 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
21 41 (13.80%) SDLC
22 40 (13.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 37 (12.46%) XML
23 37 (12.46%) React
24 35 (11.78%) Ajax
24 35 (11.78%) Scrum
25 34 (11.45%) MySQL
25 34 (11.45%) ASP.NET MVC

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 18 (6.06%) IIS
2 11 (3.70%) Confluence
3 6 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.01%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.67%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.67%) CMS
5 2 (0.67%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.34%) SAS
6 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 151 (50.84%) Azure
2 64 (21.55%) AWS
3 22 (7.41%) Power Platform
4 20 (6.73%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (5.72%) SaaS
6 12 (4.04%) GCP
7 7 (2.36%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.35%) Office 365
9 3 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.01%) GitHub
10 2 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.67%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.67%) PaaS
10 2 (0.67%) Serverless
11 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.34%) IaaS
11 1 (0.34%) Logic Apps
11 1 (0.34%) npm
11 1 (0.34%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.03%) VPN
2 5 (1.68%) Firewall
2 5 (1.68%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (1.35%) iSCSI
4 2 (0.67%) DNS
4 2 (0.67%) Internet
4 2 (0.67%) Skype
5 1 (0.34%) DHCP
5 1 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 34 (11.45%) MySQL
3 30 (10.10%) Relational Database
4 25 (8.42%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (8.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (7.07%) Power BI
7 20 (6.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (4.38%) Big Data
10 12 (4.04%) Azure SQL Database
10 12 (4.04%) GIS
10 12 (4.04%) Redis
10 12 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (2.69%) NoSQL
12 8 (2.69%) Oracle Database
13 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (2.02%) Data Lake
14 6 (2.02%) RDBMS
15 4 (1.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 30 (10.10%) Visual Studio
2 29 (9.76%) Git (software)
3 24 (8.08%) Selenium
4 23 (7.74%) JIRA
4 23 (7.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (3.70%) MSTest
6 10 (3.37%) Bitbucket
6 10 (3.37%) NUnit
7 9 (3.03%) GitLab
7 9 (3.03%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.36%) JUnit
8 7 (2.36%) SpecFlow
9 6 (2.02%) Cucumber
9 6 (2.02%) Jasmine
9 6 (2.02%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (2.02%) Mockito
10 5 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.68%) FishEye
10 5 (1.68%) Subversion
11 4 (1.35%) CMake
General
1 75 (25.25%) Finance
2 29 (9.76%) Marketing
3 16 (5.39%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.37%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.02%) Automotive
5 6 (2.02%) Retail
6 5 (1.68%) Banking
6 5 (1.68%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.35%) Legal
8 3 (1.01%) Advertising
9 2 (0.67%) Back Office
9 2 (0.67%) Front Office
9 2 (0.67%) Games
9 2 (0.67%) Law
9 2 (0.67%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Police
Job Titles
1 131 (44.11%) Developer
2 65 (21.89%) Software Engineer
3 35 (11.78%) .NET Developer
4 34 (11.45%) .NET Software Engineer
5 31 (10.44%) Software Developer
6 24 (8.08%) Analyst
7 22 (7.41%) C# Developer
8 21 (7.07%) Senior Developer
9 20 (6.73%) Full Stack Developer
10 18 (6.06%) Development Engineer
11 17 (5.72%) Senior Software Engineer
11 17 (5.72%) Software Development Engineer
12 16 (5.39%) C# Software Engineer
13 14 (4.71%) Support Analyst
14 13 (4.38%) Applications Developer
15 12 (4.04%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
16 11 (3.70%) Applications Support
16 11 (3.70%) Applications Support Analyst
16 11 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
17 10 (3.37%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (49.83%) .NET
2 80 (26.94%) CSS
3 63 (21.21%) HTML
4 58 (19.53%) ASP.NET
5 56 (18.86%) .NET Core
6 48 (16.16%) jQuery
7 42 (14.14%) .NET Framework
7 42 (14.14%) AngularJS
8 37 (12.46%) React
8 37 (12.46%) XML
9 35 (11.78%) Ajax
10 34 (11.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (9.43%) REST
12 21 (7.07%) HTML5
13 20 (6.73%) Entity Framework
14 12 (4.04%) EDI
15 11 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
15 11 (3.70%) WPF
16 10 (3.37%) Memcached
17 9 (3.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (8.75%) EPoS
2 26 (8.75%) Mobile App
3 18 (6.06%) User Experience
4 15 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.70%) Public Cloud
7 9 (3.03%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.69%) Renewable Energy
9 7 (2.36%) Data Centre
10 6 (2.02%) Life Science
11 4 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
11 4 (1.35%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.35%) Clustering
11 4 (1.35%) CUDA
11 4 (1.35%) LIMS
12 3 (1.01%) Chip and PIN
12 3 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.01%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 33 (11.11%) Windows
2 22 (7.41%) Linux
3 15 (5.05%) Unix
4 5 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.34%) Android
5 1 (0.34%) CentOS
5 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (27.95%) Software Engineering
3 81 (27.27%) MVC
4 61 (20.54%) DevOps
5 46 (15.49%) Business Intelligence
6 42 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
7 41 (13.80%) SDLC
8 35 (11.78%) Scrum
9 26 (8.75%) Microservices
10 25 (8.42%) API Testing
11 24 (8.08%) Analytics
11 24 (8.08%) Test Automation
12 23 (7.74%) Data Modelling
13 22 (7.41%) Fintech
14 21 (7.07%) Computer Science
15 20 (6.73%) Web Development
16 18 (6.06%) API Development
17 17 (5.72%) TDD
18 16 (5.39%) Mathematics
18 16 (5.39%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 175 (58.92%) C#
2 120 (40.40%) SQL
3 116 (39.06%) JavaScript
4 24 (8.08%) Java
5 22 (7.41%) Python
6 17 (5.72%) PowerShell
7 14 (4.71%) C++
8 13 (4.38%) Bash Shell
9 11 (3.70%) TypeScript
10 9 (3.03%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.69%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.02%) Java 8
12 6 (2.02%) Perl
12 6 (2.02%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.35%) C
13 4 (1.35%) C-shell
13 4 (1.35%) Fortran
14 3 (1.01%) Ruby
14 3 (1.01%) XPath
14 3 (1.01%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 22 (7.41%) Degree
2 12 (4.04%) ISTQB
3 10 (3.37%) ISEB
3 10 (3.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.35%) MCP
4 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.34%) PMP
5 1 (0.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.72%) QA
2 12 (4.04%) Data Quality
2 12 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.35%) SLA
4 3 (1.01%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (7.74%) Docker
2 7 (2.36%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.68%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (6.40%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.37%) Terraform
3 9 (3.03%) Ansible
4 6 (2.02%) ZABBIX
5 5 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.35%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 107 (36.03%) Microsoft
2 47 (15.82%) Oracle
3 11 (3.70%) Google
4 8 (2.69%) SAP
4 8 (2.69%) Solace
5 7 (2.36%) DevExpress
5 7 (2.36%) Xamarin
6 6 (2.02%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.02%) CODA
6 6 (2.02%) Embarcadero
7 5 (1.68%) VMware
8 4 (1.35%) Databricks
9 3 (1.01%) Apple
9 3 (1.01%) Facebook
9 3 (1.01%) IBM
10 2 (0.67%) Cognos
10 2 (0.67%) HubSpot
10 2 (0.67%) Xero
11 1 (0.34%) Intapp
11 1 (0.34%) OutSystems