Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 10 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 819 773 892
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.82% 14.52% 14.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.14% 46.01% 44.22%
Number of salaries quoted 566 470 637
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £56,250 £56,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.41%

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 1991 1680 2017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 36.02% 31.57% 31.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1239 934 1327
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £43,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.49% +6.17% +1.25%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,600 £62,500
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 18 October 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 6 months to 18 October 2017. 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 +1 388 £40,000 - 9
Edinburgh +2 343 £40,000 - 23
West Lothian +4 21 £37,000 +0.68%
Aberdeen -1 16 £32,500 -31.58% 2
Dundee -14 9 £35,000 - 2
Renfrewshire +9 7 £34,400 +60.00%
Orkney Islands - 7 - -
Lothian - 5 £43,000 -
Stirling +5 3 £42,500 +23.19%
Fife +4 3 £35,000 +1.45% 2
Inverclyde 0 3 £34,750 -7.33%
South Lanarkshire -10 3 £45,000 +28.57%
North Lanarkshire -6 2 £41,250 -8.33%
Midlothian - 2 £26,500 -
Scottish Borders +1 1 £35,000 -
Lanarkshire -2 1 - - 2
Aberdeenshire - 1 £40,000 -
Falkirk - 1 £37,500 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 432 (52.75%) C#
2 420 (51.28%) .NET
3 370 (45.18%) Agile Software Development
4 336 (41.03%) SQL
5 327 (39.93%) MVC
6 309 (37.73%) Microsoft
7 302 (36.87%) ASP.NET
8 258 (31.50%) JavaScript
9 246 (30.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 228 (27.84%) HTML
11 204 (24.91%) TDD
12 169 (20.63%) Scrum
13 165 (20.15%) Continuous Integration
14 158 (19.29%) Windows
15 151 (18.44%) CSS
16 149 (18.19%) Finance
17 140 (17.09%) Visual Studio
18 130 (15.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 122 (14.90%) Microsoft Azure
20 120 (14.65%) AngularJS
20 120 (14.65%) T-SQL
21 119 (14.53%) Oracle
22 118 (14.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 109 (13.31%) Business Intelligence
24 94 (11.48%) Java
24 94 (11.48%) Relational Database
25 87 (10.62%) Git (software)
26 86 (10.50%) Degree
27 84 (10.26%) .NET Framework
28 76 (9.28%) Entity Framework

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 45 (5.49%) IIS
2 37 (4.52%) SharePoint
3 35 (4.27%) CMS
4 31 (3.79%) Umbraco
5 30 (3.66%) Tomcat
6 23 (2.81%) WebSphere
7 20 (2.44%) MS Exchange
8 18 (2.20%) WebLogic
9 17 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
10 15 (1.83%) Skype for Business
11 14 (1.71%) Oracle Application Server
12 13 (1.59%) Oracle UPK
13 12 (1.47%) EPiServer
14 10 (1.22%) Sitecore CMS
15 9 (1.10%) Apache
16 8 (0.98%) SAS
17 7 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
17 7 (0.85%) JBoss
18 6 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
19 5 (0.61%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 19 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.98%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.59%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 8 (0.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.73%) SAP GRC
6 4 (0.49%) Endur
7 3 (0.37%) iTrent
7 3 (0.37%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.12%) Adaptiv
9 1 (0.12%) FastStats
9 1 (0.12%) FRx
9 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.12%) Pega PRPC
9 1 (0.12%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 122 (14.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (2.93%) Office 365
4 19 (2.32%) SaaS
5 15 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (1.34%) Mimecast
7 9 (1.10%) npm
8 5 (0.61%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 4 (0.49%) GitHub
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.12%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.12%) PaaS
10 1 (0.12%) Scribe Online
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.81%) DNS
2 20 (2.44%) DHCP
3 17 (2.08%) Firewall
4 12 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.10%) IP Telephony
6 7 (0.85%) Internet
6 7 (0.85%) LAN
6 7 (0.85%) VLAN
6 7 (0.85%) VPN
6 7 (0.85%) WAN
7 6 (0.73%) SAN
7 6 (0.73%) Wireless
8 5 (0.61%) Network Security
8 5 (0.61%) Skype
9 3 (0.37%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.24%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.24%) Intranet
10 2 (0.24%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.24%) SSL
10 2 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (15.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 118 (14.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 94 (11.48%) Relational Database
4 70 (8.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 65 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
6 52 (6.35%) NoSQL
7 47 (5.74%) SQL Server 2014
8 42 (5.13%) RDBMS
8 42 (5.13%) SQL Server 2016
8 42 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 41 (5.01%) MySQL
10 38 (4.64%) DB2
11 26 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
13 18 (2.20%) MongoDB
13 18 (2.20%) Oracle Database
14 15 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (1.59%) DB2 UDB
15 13 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (1.59%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 140 (17.09%) Visual Studio
2 87 (10.62%) Git (software)
3 75 (9.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 40 (4.88%) Subversion
5 31 (3.79%) NUnit
6 26 (3.17%) JIRA
7 22 (2.69%) Selenium
8 20 (2.44%) Maven
9 19 (2.32%) Moq
10 18 (2.20%) JUnit
11 15 (1.83%) TeamCity
12 14 (1.71%) SpecFlow
13 13 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
14 12 (1.47%) Jenkins
15 9 (1.10%) Grunt
15 9 (1.10%) gulp
16 8 (0.98%) Karma Test Runner
16 8 (0.98%) Mocha
16 8 (0.98%) tSQLt
17 7 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 149 (18.19%) Finance
2 70 (8.55%) Banking
3 27 (3.30%) Investment Banking
4 24 (2.93%) Legal
5 15 (1.83%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.71%) Retail
7 13 (1.59%) Marketing
8 10 (1.22%) Advertising
9 9 (1.10%) Automotive
10 7 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.49%) Law
11 4 (0.49%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.24%) Back Office
12 2 (0.24%) Local Government
12 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.12%) German Language
13 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 515 (62.88%) Developer
2 203 (24.79%) C# Developer
3 181 (22.10%) .NET Developer
4 99 (12.09%) SQL Developer
5 86 (10.50%) Software Developer
6 77 (9.40%) C# .NET Developer
7 71 (8.67%) Senior Developer
8 63 (7.69%) Analyst
9 61 (7.45%) ASP.NET Developer
10 52 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 52 (6.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 48 (5.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 48 (5.86%) DBA
12 46 (5.62%) .NET Software Developer
12 46 (5.62%) SQL Server Developer
13 43 (5.25%) Consultant
14 39 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
15 37 (4.52%) Java Developer
16 31 (3.79%) SQL DBA
17 30 (3.66%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 420 (51.28%) .NET
2 302 (36.87%) ASP.NET
3 246 (30.04%) ASP.NET MVC
4 228 (27.84%) HTML
5 151 (18.44%) CSS
6 120 (14.65%) AngularJS
7 84 (10.26%) .NET Framework
8 76 (9.28%) Entity Framework
9 73 (8.91%) jQuery
10 70 (8.55%) WCF
11 66 (8.06%) ASP.NET Web API
12 64 (7.81%) RESTful
13 61 (7.45%) HTML5
14 57 (6.96%) Web Services
15 49 (5.98%) XML
16 44 (5.37%) Node.js
17 42 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 41 (5.01%) CSS3
19 33 (4.03%) React
20 32 (3.91%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.62%) Computer Science
2 40 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.15%) Greenfield Project
4 30 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (1.83%) User Experience
5 15 (1.83%) Virtual Team
6 14 (1.71%) AS400
6 14 (1.71%) EMC VNX
7 13 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.34%) Clustering
9 9 (1.10%) Replication
10 8 (0.98%) NHS
11 7 (0.85%) Data Centre
11 7 (0.85%) Driving Licence
11 7 (0.85%) Fintech
11 7 (0.85%) Social Network
12 6 (0.73%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.61%) iPhone
13 5 (0.61%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 158 (19.29%) Windows
2 62 (7.57%) Windows Server
3 53 (6.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (5.98%) Linux
5 48 (5.86%) Unix
6 33 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (1.83%) Windows 10
8 14 (1.71%) Android
8 14 (1.71%) Apple iOS
9 13 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.98%) Solaris
10 8 (0.98%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.85%) AIX
12 5 (0.61%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.49%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.24%) MVS
14 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (45.18%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (39.93%) MVC
3 204 (24.91%) TDD
4 169 (20.63%) Scrum
5 165 (20.15%) Continuous Integration
6 109 (13.31%) Business Intelligence
7 76 (9.28%) ETL
8 69 (8.42%) OO
9 64 (7.81%) SDLC
10 56 (6.84%) ITIL
10 56 (6.84%) Web Development
11 52 (6.35%) Unit Testing
12 45 (5.49%) Software Engineering
13 44 (5.37%) Mentoring
14 42 (5.13%) Project Management
15 40 (4.88%) Test Automation
16 38 (4.64%) BDD
17 37 (4.52%) Data Modelling
18 35 (4.27%) CRM
18 35 (4.27%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 432 (52.75%) C#
2 336 (41.03%) SQL
3 258 (31.50%) JavaScript
4 120 (14.65%) T-SQL
5 94 (11.48%) Java
6 68 (8.30%) PowerShell
7 31 (3.79%) VB.NET
8 30 (3.66%) Ruby
9 28 (3.42%) VB
10 21 (2.56%) Python
11 15 (1.83%) TypeScript
12 11 (1.34%) PHP
13 8 (0.98%) C++
13 8 (0.98%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.85%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.73%) Perl
15 6 (0.73%) VBA
16 4 (0.49%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.37%) VBScript
17 3 (0.37%) X++
Qualifications
1 86 (10.50%) Degree
2 41 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (1.83%) MCAD
4 15 (1.83%) MCSD
4 15 (1.83%) MCTS
4 15 (1.83%) Oracle Certification
5 10 (1.22%) Security Cleared
6 8 (0.98%) MCDBA
6 8 (0.98%) MCITP
7 5 (0.61%) MCSA
7 5 (0.61%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.49%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.37%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.37%) MCSE
10 2 (0.24%) HND
10 2 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.24%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.03%) QA
2 21 (2.56%) ISO 9001
3 18 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.95%) SLA
5 14 (1.71%) GDPR
6 5 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.49%) Basel III
8 3 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (5.86%) Active Directory
2 46 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.69%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.20%) vSphere
5 17 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.22%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.85%) XenApp
8 4 (0.49%) Docker
8 4 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.37%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.37%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.37%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.12%) LXC
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.12%) NFS
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.12%) Samba
10 1 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 37 (4.52%) SCCM
2 33 (4.03%) SCOM
3 20 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (0.98%) Ansible
6 5 (0.61%) Puppet
7 4 (0.49%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.49%) Malwarebytes
7 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.49%) WSUS
8 2 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.24%) HockeyApp
8 2 (0.24%) Terraform
9 1 (0.12%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 309 (37.73%) Microsoft
2 119 (14.53%) Oracle
3 74 (9.04%) VMware
4 47 (5.74%) IBM
5 26 (3.17%) Cisco
6 24 (2.93%) Tableau
7 20 (2.44%) HP
8 17 (2.08%) Cognos
8 17 (2.08%) Xamarin
9 16 (1.95%) EMC
10 15 (1.83%) Citrix
11 14 (1.71%) JD Edwards
12 13 (1.59%) Informatica
13 11 (1.34%) iManage
13 11 (1.34%) Sitecore
14 10 (1.22%) Symantec
15 9 (1.10%) SAP
16 8 (0.98%) MobileIron
17 7 (0.85%) Reuters
18 6 (0.73%) Dell