Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 16 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 379 438 672
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 10.94% 11.75% 12.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.33% 41.48% 39.72%
Number of salaries quoted 254 292 477
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,525 £30,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 855 1,056 1,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 24.69% 28.33% 31.69%
Number of salaries quoted 615 729 1,173
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,550
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,250 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £59,875 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 11 April 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 11 April 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 +9 194 £45,000 -5.26% 22
Glasgow -5 127 £42,500 -5.56% 19
Aberdeen +1 17 £44,676 +7.65% 7
Dundee 0 15 £54,000 +8.00% 1
Fife -3 6 £55,000 +48.65%
West Lothian -9 4 £42,500 +28.79%
Scottish Borders +1 2 £56,250 +87.50%
Inverclyde - 2 £52,500 -
Highlands - 2 £52,500 - 1
Midlothian +1 1 £47,500 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 217 (57.26%) C#
2 172 (45.38%) Azure
3 166 (43.80%) .NET
4 142 (37.47%) JavaScript
5 136 (35.88%) SQL
6 134 (35.36%) Agile Software Development
7 127 (33.51%) Microsoft
8 96 (25.33%) CSS
9 92 (24.27%) HTML
10 88 (23.22%) DevOps
11 87 (22.96%) MVC
12 82 (21.64%) Software Engineering
13 81 (21.37%) ASP.NET
14 68 (17.94%) Windows
15 67 (17.68%) Problem-Solving
16 66 (17.41%) .NET Core
16 66 (17.41%) Marketing
17 65 (17.15%) AWS
18 61 (16.09%) SDLC
18 61 (16.09%) Mobile App
18 61 (16.09%) EPoS
19 56 (14.78%) Finance
19 56 (14.78%) MySQL
19 56 (14.78%) Oracle
19 56 (14.78%) jQuery
20 46 (12.14%) .NET Framework
21 44 (11.61%) Relational Database
21 44 (11.61%) Scrum
22 43 (11.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 42 (11.08%) 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 30 (7.92%) IIS
2 6 (1.58%) Apache Solr
2 6 (1.58%) Confluence
2 6 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (1.58%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.06%) CMS
4 4 (1.06%) JBoss
5 3 (0.79%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.79%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.79%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.53%) Apache
6 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.53%) SAS
7 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.26%) WildFly
7 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 172 (45.38%) Azure
2 65 (17.15%) AWS
3 25 (6.60%) Microsoft 365
3 25 (6.60%) SaaS
4 24 (6.33%) Power Platform
5 15 (3.96%) GCP
6 11 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.11%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (1.32%) IaaS
8 5 (1.32%) PaaS
9 4 (1.06%) GitHub
9 4 (1.06%) Serverless
10 3 (0.79%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.53%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.53%) Matillion
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.58%) Fibre Channel
1 6 (1.58%) iSCSI
2 5 (1.32%) Firewall
2 5 (1.32%) Skype
3 4 (1.06%) SAN
4 2 (0.53%) DNS
4 2 (0.53%) VPN
5 1 (0.26%) DHCP
5 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.26%) LAN
5 1 (0.26%) VoIP
5 1 (0.26%) WAN
5 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.78%) MySQL
2 44 (11.61%) Relational Database
3 43 (11.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (7.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (6.60%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (6.07%) Redis
6 23 (6.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (5.80%) Power BI
7 22 (5.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (3.96%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (3.96%) Oracle Database
8 15 (3.96%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (2.64%) Big Data
11 9 (2.37%) GIS
12 7 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (1.85%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.06%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.79%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.79%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 39 (10.29%) Visual Studio
2 34 (8.97%) Git (software)
3 33 (8.71%) Selenium
4 28 (7.39%) MSTest
5 27 (7.12%) NUnit
6 24 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (5.01%) SpecFlow
8 17 (4.49%) JIRA
9 15 (3.96%) Subversion
10 9 (2.37%) Eclipse
10 9 (2.37%) IntelliJ
10 9 (2.37%) Jenkins
10 9 (2.37%) JUnit
11 7 (1.85%) Gradle
12 6 (1.58%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.58%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.58%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.58%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (1.58%) Mockito
13 5 (1.32%) Maven
General
1 66 (17.41%) Marketing
2 56 (14.78%) Finance
3 16 (4.22%) Retail
4 15 (3.96%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.85%) Automotive
5 7 (1.85%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.58%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.06%) Banking
7 4 (1.06%) Legal
8 3 (0.79%) Publishing
9 2 (0.53%) Advertising
9 2 (0.53%) Games
9 2 (0.53%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Police
Job Titles
1 164 (43.27%) Developer
2 75 (19.79%) Software Engineer
3 60 (15.83%) .NET Developer
4 48 (12.66%) Software Developer
5 41 (10.82%) Analyst
6 33 (8.71%) Development Engineer
6 33 (8.71%) Software Development Engineer
7 32 (8.44%) Senior Developer
8 27 (7.12%) .NET Software Engineer
9 25 (6.60%) Support Analyst
10 21 (5.54%) Test Engineer
11 19 (5.01%) Software Test Engineer
12 18 (4.75%) C# Developer
13 17 (4.49%) Senior Software Engineer
13 17 (4.49%) Test Development Engineer
14 16 (4.22%) Administrator
14 16 (4.22%) Applications Support
14 16 (4.22%) Applications Support Analyst
15 15 (3.96%) Senior .NET Developer
16 14 (3.69%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (43.80%) .NET
2 96 (25.33%) CSS
3 92 (24.27%) HTML
4 81 (21.37%) ASP.NET
5 66 (17.41%) .NET Core
6 56 (14.78%) jQuery
7 46 (12.14%) .NET Framework
8 42 (11.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 39 (10.29%) HTML5
9 39 (10.29%) XML
10 34 (8.97%) AngularJS
11 31 (8.18%) Entity Framework
11 31 (8.18%) React
12 30 (7.92%) REST
13 24 (6.33%) Ajax
14 22 (5.80%) EDI
15 21 (5.54%) RabbitMQ
16 20 (5.28%) Memcached
17 14 (3.69%) CSS3
18 13 (3.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 61 (16.09%) EPoS
1 61 (16.09%) Mobile App
2 29 (7.65%) Management Information System
3 28 (7.39%) User Experience
4 20 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.28%) Public Cloud
5 17 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (4.22%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (3.96%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.11%) Chip and PIN
8 8 (2.11%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.85%) Renewable Energy
10 6 (1.58%) Life Science
10 6 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.32%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.79%) Clustering
12 3 (0.79%) LIMS
12 3 (0.79%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.53%) FMCG
13 2 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 68 (17.94%) Windows
2 29 (7.65%) Linux
3 17 (4.49%) Unix
3 17 (4.49%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.43%) Windows 10
4 13 (3.43%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.06%) Android
5 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (35.36%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (23.22%) DevOps
3 87 (22.96%) MVC
4 82 (21.64%) Software Engineering
5 67 (17.68%) Problem-Solving
6 61 (16.09%) SDLC
7 44 (11.61%) Scrum
8 41 (10.82%) Test Automation
9 40 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
10 37 (9.76%) Microservices
11 36 (9.50%) TDD
12 34 (8.97%) Analytics
13 31 (8.18%) OOP
13 31 (8.18%) Web Development
14 29 (7.65%) Continuous Improvement
15 28 (7.39%) BDD
16 27 (7.12%) Regression Testing
16 27 (7.12%) Software Testing
17 26 (6.86%) Computer Science
18 25 (6.60%) OO
Programming Languages
1 217 (57.26%) C#
2 142 (37.47%) JavaScript
3 136 (35.88%) SQL
4 31 (8.18%) Java
5 26 (6.86%) Python
6 16 (4.22%) TypeScript
7 13 (3.43%) PowerShell
8 9 (2.37%) C++
9 8 (2.11%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.11%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.58%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.58%) Perl
11 4 (1.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (0.79%) Java 8
12 3 (0.79%) Ruby
12 3 (0.79%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.79%) XPath
12 3 (0.79%) XQuery
13 2 (0.53%) PHP
13 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (8.18%) Degree
2 29 (7.65%) ISTQB
3 27 (7.12%) ISEB
3 27 (7.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.06%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.79%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.79%) MCP
6 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.26%) HPE ATP
7 1 (0.26%) PhD
7 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.55%) QA
2 22 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.58%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.58%) SLA
4 2 (0.53%) PMO
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (9.23%) Docker
2 17 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.90%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (0.79%) vSphere
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (7.39%) Kubernetes
2 14 (3.69%) ZABBIX
3 8 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.32%) Puppet
5 4 (1.06%) Terraform
6 3 (0.79%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.79%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.79%) Rundeck
6 3 (0.79%) WMI
7 2 (0.53%) Ansible
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.26%) SCCM
8 1 (0.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 127 (33.51%) Microsoft
2 56 (14.78%) Oracle
3 20 (5.28%) VMware
4 14 (3.69%) Google
5 11 (2.90%) Cisco
6 8 (2.11%) DevExpress
7 7 (1.85%) SAP
8 6 (1.58%) CODA
8 6 (1.58%) Embarcadero
8 6 (1.58%) Solace
8 6 (1.58%) Xamarin
9 4 (1.06%) Databricks
9 4 (1.06%) HubSpot
9 4 (1.06%) Xero
10 3 (0.79%) Hitachi
10 3 (0.79%) IBM
10 3 (0.79%) Informatica
10 3 (0.79%) Veeam
11 2 (0.53%) Cognos
11 2 (0.53%) Teradata