Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 10 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 731 768 673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.02% 13.50% 14.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.80% 42.29% 43.70%
Number of salaries quoted 520 547 486
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +1.15%

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 1,708 1,816 1,540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 32.75% 31.93% 33.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,200 1,190 988
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,875 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,095 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.41% +2.11% +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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 +6 339 £45,000 +5.88% 58
Edinburgh -2 283 £45,000 +12.50% 48
West Lothian -16 28 £40,500 +8.00% 2
Aberdeen -4 22 £40,000 +23.08% 6
Aberdeenshire +2 13 £31,750 -7.97% 1
Dundee +4 10 £35,000 +2.19% 3
Renfrewshire -1 8 £45,000 +20.00%
South Lanarkshire +6 6 £47,500 -
North Lanarkshire +12 3 £40,000 -5.88%
Fife -4 2 £30,000 -14.29% 1
Midlothian - 2 £42,500 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £42,750 -
Stirling +6 1 - - 2
Highlands -6 1 - - 3
South Ayrshire - 1 £37,500 - 1
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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.

1 373 (51.03%) C#
2 371 (50.75%) SQL
3 350 (47.88%) .NET
4 281 (38.44%) Microsoft
5 253 (34.61%) Agile Software Development
6 231 (31.60%) JavaScript
7 193 (26.40%) Finance
8 178 (24.35%) MVC
9 168 (22.98%) ASP.NET
10 154 (21.07%) HTML
11 143 (19.56%) Microsoft Azure
12 136 (18.60%) Oracle
13 130 (17.78%) CSS
13 130 (17.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 129 (17.65%) Windows
15 119 (16.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 117 (16.01%) Visual Studio
17 113 (15.46%) T-SQL
18 111 (15.18%) Business Intelligence
19 107 (14.64%) Java
20 106 (14.50%) AngularJS
21 101 (13.82%) Degree
22 96 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
23 95 (13.00%) Git (software)
23 95 (13.00%) Test Automation
24 94 (12.86%) TDD
25 90 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
26 87 (11.90%) .NET Framework
27 84 (11.49%) ETL
28 82 (11.22%) Python

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 43 (5.88%) IIS
2 24 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.28%) WebSphere
3 11 (1.50%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (1.37%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.23%) Apache
5 9 (1.23%) Confluence
5 9 (1.23%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.09%) Apache Spark
6 8 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.96%) JBoss
7 7 (0.96%) MQSeries
7 7 (0.96%) SAS
8 6 (0.82%) CMS
9 5 (0.68%) Documentum
10 4 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.55%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.41%) concrete5
11 3 (0.41%) OnBase
Applications
1 21 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 21 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (0.55%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.27%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (0.27%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle AML
5 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 143 (19.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (3.42%) Dynamics 365
4 24 (3.28%) Office 365
5 23 (3.15%) SaaS
6 8 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (1.09%) PaaS
7 6 (0.82%) Slack
8 5 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.68%) GitHub
9 3 (0.41%) IaaS
10 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.27%) npm
10 2 (0.27%) Serverless
11 1 (0.14%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.51%) DNS
2 21 (2.87%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.05%) DHCP
4 14 (1.92%) SAN
5 12 (1.64%) Internet
6 7 (0.96%) Firewall
7 6 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (0.82%) HTTP
7 6 (0.82%) LAN
8 4 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (0.55%) SSL
8 4 (0.55%) WAN
9 3 (0.41%) SMS
10 2 (0.27%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.27%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.27%) SMTP
10 2 (0.27%) VoIP
10 2 (0.27%) WLAN
11 1 (0.14%) Hyperconnected
11 1 (0.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (17.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 119 (16.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 79 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
4 76 (10.40%) Relational Database
5 68 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 67 (9.17%) MySQL
7 53 (7.25%) Power BI
8 39 (5.34%) PostgreSQL
9 38 (5.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 32 (4.38%) Big Data
11 28 (3.83%) MongoDB
11 28 (3.83%) RDBMS
12 26 (3.56%) QlikView
13 25 (3.42%) NoSQL
14 22 (3.01%) Oracle Database
15 17 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
16 15 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
18 13 (1.78%) Oracle Database 12c
19 12 (1.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 117 (16.01%) Visual Studio
2 95 (13.00%) Git (software)
3 77 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 48 (6.57%) SpecFlow
5 47 (6.43%) Cucumber
6 46 (6.29%) Jenkins
7 44 (6.02%) Selenium
8 40 (5.47%) NUnit
9 35 (4.79%) TeamCity
10 30 (4.10%) Visual Studio Team System
11 25 (3.42%) Subversion
12 20 (2.74%) JIRA
13 16 (2.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 15 (2.05%) Eclipse
15 13 (1.78%) IntelliJ
16 9 (1.23%) JUnit
16 9 (1.23%) Moq
17 8 (1.09%) MSTest
18 7 (0.96%) LoadRunner
18 7 (0.96%) Maven
General
1 193 (26.40%) Finance
2 55 (7.52%) Banking
3 15 (2.05%) Law
4 14 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.78%) Financial Institution
5 13 (1.78%) Retail
6 12 (1.64%) Marketing
7 10 (1.37%) Back Office
8 8 (1.09%) Front Office
9 7 (0.96%) Games
9 7 (0.96%) Legal
10 6 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.55%) Automotive
12 3 (0.41%) Advertising
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
13 1 (0.14%) Military
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 436 (59.64%) Developer
2 195 (26.68%) .NET Developer
3 143 (19.56%) Software Developer
4 141 (19.29%) C# Developer
5 118 (16.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 110 (15.05%) Senior Developer
7 84 (11.49%) SQL Developer
8 78 (10.67%) .NET Software Developer
9 63 (8.62%) Analyst
10 59 (8.07%) Senior .NET Developer
11 58 (7.93%) C# Software Developer
12 57 (7.80%) Software Engineer
13 45 (6.16%) Senior Software Developer
14 44 (6.02%) Java Developer
15 38 (5.20%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 38 (5.20%) Senior C# Developer
16 37 (5.06%) DBA
17 31 (4.24%) C# Software Engineer
17 31 (4.24%) SQL Server Developer
18 30 (4.10%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (47.88%) .NET
2 168 (22.98%) ASP.NET
3 154 (21.07%) HTML
4 130 (17.78%) CSS
5 106 (14.50%) AngularJS
6 87 (11.90%) .NET Framework
7 82 (11.22%) Web Services
8 76 (10.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 73 (9.99%) ASP.NET Web API
10 59 (8.07%) jQuery
10 59 (8.07%) XML
11 53 (7.25%) JSON
12 48 (6.57%) HTML5
13 41 (5.61%) REST
14 38 (5.20%) Gherkin
15 37 (5.06%) WCF
16 32 (4.38%) CSS3
16 32 (4.38%) Entity Framework
16 32 (4.38%) LINQ
17 30 (4.10%) React
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (3.56%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.01%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.19%) Fintech
5 16 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (1.64%) User Experience
7 11 (1.50%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.23%) Replication
9 8 (1.09%) Virtual Team
10 7 (0.96%) Clustering
11 6 (0.82%) Data Centre
11 6 (0.82%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.82%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (0.68%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.55%) Robotics
14 3 (0.41%) e-Learning
15 2 (0.27%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 129 (17.65%) Windows
2 56 (7.66%) Linux
3 55 (7.52%) Unix
4 54 (7.39%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (2.46%) AIX
7 17 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.78%) Solaris
9 11 (1.50%) Windows 10
10 9 (1.23%) Android
10 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.82%) HPUX
12 5 (0.68%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.68%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.14%) Tru64
14 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (34.61%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (24.35%) MVC
3 111 (15.18%) Business Intelligence
4 96 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
5 95 (13.00%) Test Automation
6 94 (12.86%) TDD
7 84 (11.49%) ETL
8 81 (11.08%) DevOps
9 80 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
9 80 (10.94%) SDLC
10 79 (10.81%) OO
10 79 (10.81%) Scrum
11 70 (9.58%) Software Engineering
12 61 (8.34%) Data Modelling
13 57 (7.80%) Release Management
14 55 (7.52%) Analytics
15 42 (5.75%) BDD
16 41 (5.61%) Unit Testing
17 40 (5.47%) Computer Science
17 40 (5.47%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 373 (51.03%) C#
2 371 (50.75%) SQL
3 231 (31.60%) JavaScript
4 113 (15.46%) T-SQL
5 107 (14.64%) Java
6 82 (11.22%) Python
7 70 (9.58%) PowerShell
8 35 (4.79%) TypeScript
9 32 (4.38%) VB.NET
10 24 (3.28%) C++
11 15 (2.05%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.05%) PHP
12 14 (1.92%) Perl
13 12 (1.64%) X++
14 11 (1.50%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.50%) Scala
15 10 (1.37%) R
15 10 (1.37%) VBA
16 8 (1.09%) Shell Script
16 8 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 101 (13.82%) Degree
2 23 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (0.96%) MCSD
5 6 (0.82%) Master's Degree
5 6 (0.82%) MCSA
6 5 (0.68%) MCAD
6 5 (0.68%) MCP
6 5 (0.68%) MCTS
7 3 (0.41%) MCSE
8 2 (0.27%) CEH
8 2 (0.27%) CISSP
8 2 (0.27%) GIAC
8 2 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.27%) SSCP
9 1 (0.14%) HND
9 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.14%) MCITP
9 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.38%) QA
2 18 (2.46%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.92%) GDPR
4 10 (1.37%) SLA
5 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 68 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.33%) Docker
4 14 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.55%) vSphere
7 3 (0.41%) XenApp
7 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.27%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.27%) HDFS
9 1 (0.14%) NFS
9 1 (0.14%) Samba
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.37%) Puppet
3 9 (1.23%) Ansible
4 8 (1.09%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 8 (1.09%) Oracle RMAN
5 7 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.82%) BladeLogic
7 5 (0.68%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.68%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.68%) SCCM
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle Flashback
8 3 (0.41%) WMI
9 2 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.27%) Salt
9 2 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.27%) WSUS
10 1 (0.14%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 281 (38.44%) Microsoft
2 136 (18.60%) Oracle
3 35 (4.79%) Tableau
4 34 (4.65%) Xamarin
5 31 (4.24%) VMware
6 18 (2.46%) Cognos
7 14 (1.92%) HP
8 13 (1.78%) Cisco
8 13 (1.78%) Citrix
9 12 (1.64%) Google
10 11 (1.50%) IBM
11 10 (1.37%) Informatica
11 10 (1.37%) Solace
11 10 (1.37%) TIBCO
12 9 (1.23%) SAP
13 8 (1.09%) Ab Initio
13 8 (1.09%) DevExpress
13 8 (1.09%) Infragistics
14 6 (0.82%) AppDynamics
14 6 (0.82%) MicroStrategy