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

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 10 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 668 823 771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.50% 14.88% 14.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.43% 41.40% 45.95%
Number of salaries quoted 471 570 472
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £28,750 £26,300
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £56,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%

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 1,738 1,988 1,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 32.52% 35.94% 31.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,256 1,236 938
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +4.94%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,925
90th Percentile £67,250 £66,250 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 21 October 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 October 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 -1 322 £45,000 +12.50% 37
Edinburgh +1 280 £45,000 +12.50% 33
Aberdeen +2 18 £40,000 +23.08% 4
West Lothian -21 15 £34,000 -9.33% 1
Renfrewshire 0 9 £26,000 -24.42% 3
Dundee +13 6 £31,273 -10.65% 4
South Lanarkshire +7 6 £55,000 +22.22%
Fife +7 5 £31,500 -10.00% 2
Midlothian +1 3 £37,500 +41.51% 2
Scottish Borders -3 3 £32,500 -7.14%
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £43,000 -
Aberdeenshire 0 1 - -
Stirling -1 1 £50,000 +17.65% 1
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 360 (53.89%) .NET
2 348 (52.10%) C#
3 337 (50.45%) SQL
4 270 (40.42%) Agile Software Development
5 258 (38.62%) Microsoft
6 205 (30.69%) JavaScript
7 202 (30.24%) MVC
8 193 (28.89%) ASP.NET
9 156 (23.35%) Microsoft Azure
10 140 (20.96%) AngularJS
11 139 (20.81%) Finance
12 136 (20.36%) CSS
13 135 (20.21%) HTML
14 119 (17.81%) Windows
15 117 (17.51%) TDD
16 116 (17.37%) Oracle
17 112 (16.77%) T-SQL
18 109 (16.32%) ASP.NET MVC
19 94 (14.07%) Degree
20 92 (13.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 89 (13.32%) Scrum
21 89 (13.32%) Git (software)
22 87 (13.02%) Web Services
22 87 (13.02%) .NET Framework
22 87 (13.02%) ASP.NET Web API
23 82 (12.28%) Visual Studio
24 81 (12.13%) Business Intelligence
25 80 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
26 79 (11.83%) SQL Server 2012
27 77 (11.53%) WCF

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 39 (5.84%) IIS
2 35 (5.24%) SharePoint
3 28 (4.19%) WebSphere
4 17 (2.54%) Tomcat
5 16 (2.40%) JBoss
6 12 (1.80%) CMS
7 11 (1.65%) Skype for Business
8 10 (1.50%) Apache
8 10 (1.50%) Confluence
9 9 (1.35%) MQSeries
10 8 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (1.20%) Umbraco
10 8 (1.20%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.90%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.60%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.60%) WildFly
14 3 (0.45%) EPiServer
14 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 33 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 36 (5.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle AML
5 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.15%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 156 (23.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (10.33%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (4.19%) Office 365
4 23 (3.44%) SaaS
5 18 (2.69%) npm
6 14 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (1.50%) Azure Functions
7 10 (1.50%) Serverless
8 9 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 9 (1.35%) Slack
8 9 (1.35%) Yammer
9 8 (1.20%) IaaS
9 8 (1.20%) PaaS
10 7 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.75%) GitHub
12 2 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.44%) DNS
2 19 (2.84%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.25%) Firewall
3 15 (2.25%) Intranet
3 15 (2.25%) SSH
4 13 (1.95%) Internet
5 10 (1.50%) DHCP
5 10 (1.50%) Skype
6 9 (1.35%) iSCSI
7 8 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (1.20%) SMS
8 7 (1.05%) Hyperconnected
8 7 (1.05%) SAN
9 5 (0.75%) VoIP
9 5 (0.75%) VPN
10 4 (0.60%) HTTP
10 4 (0.60%) VLAN
11 3 (0.45%) LAN
12 2 (0.30%) WAN
12 2 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (13.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 79 (11.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 69 (10.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 54 (8.08%) Relational Database
5 51 (7.63%) MySQL
6 48 (7.19%) Data Warehouse
6 48 (7.19%) Power BI
7 46 (6.89%) NoSQL
8 42 (6.29%) SQL Server 2016
9 36 (5.39%) MongoDB
9 36 (5.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (3.59%) Oracle Database
11 23 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (3.14%) Big Data
13 17 (2.54%) QlikView
14 13 (1.95%) DB2
15 12 (1.80%) RDBMS
15 12 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
16 11 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 89 (13.32%) Git (software)
2 82 (12.28%) Visual Studio
3 76 (11.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (5.54%) Cucumber
5 36 (5.39%) SpecFlow
6 31 (4.64%) Jenkins
7 29 (4.34%) Selenium
8 23 (3.44%) TeamCity
9 20 (2.99%) JIRA
10 19 (2.84%) NUnit
10 19 (2.84%) Visual Studio Team System
11 18 (2.69%) Subversion
12 11 (1.65%) Grunt
12 11 (1.65%) gulp
13 9 (1.35%) Bitbucket
13 9 (1.35%) CircleCI
13 9 (1.35%) CruiseControl
13 9 (1.35%) Eclipse
13 9 (1.35%) git-flow
14 8 (1.20%) IntelliJ
General
1 139 (20.81%) Finance
2 52 (7.78%) Banking
3 25 (3.74%) Law
4 19 (2.84%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.40%) Advertising
6 14 (2.10%) Marketing
7 11 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.50%) Front Office
9 6 (0.90%) Back Office
10 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.60%) Games
11 4 (0.60%) Legal
12 3 (0.45%) Retail
13 2 (0.30%) German Language
13 2 (0.30%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.15%) Automotive
14 1 (0.15%) Electronics
14 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 409 (61.23%) Developer
2 220 (32.93%) .NET Developer
3 114 (17.07%) C# Developer
4 93 (13.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 88 (13.17%) Software Developer
6 81 (12.13%) Senior Developer
7 59 (8.83%) Analyst
8 46 (6.89%) .NET Software Developer
8 46 (6.89%) Software Engineer
8 46 (6.89%) SQL Developer
9 42 (6.29%) DBA
10 38 (5.69%) Senior .NET Developer
11 30 (4.49%) Java Developer
12 27 (4.04%) Senior Software Developer
13 26 (3.89%) Administrator
13 26 (3.89%) C# Software Developer
13 26 (3.89%) SQL DBA
14 23 (3.44%) ASP.NET Developer
15 22 (3.29%) C# Software Engineer
15 22 (3.29%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (53.89%) .NET
2 193 (28.89%) ASP.NET
3 140 (20.96%) AngularJS
4 136 (20.36%) CSS
5 135 (20.21%) HTML
6 109 (16.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 87 (13.02%) .NET Framework
7 87 (13.02%) ASP.NET Web API
7 87 (13.02%) Web Services
8 77 (11.53%) WCF
9 69 (10.33%) jQuery
10 59 (8.83%) HTML5
11 56 (8.38%) REST
12 53 (7.93%) Node.js
13 52 (7.78%) RESTful
14 43 (6.44%) React
15 42 (6.29%) CSS3
16 38 (5.69%) Entity Framework
17 35 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 35 (5.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.38%) Enterprise Software
2 43 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.79%) Computer Science
4 27 (4.04%) Fintech
5 19 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (2.69%) User Experience
7 17 (2.54%) Replication
8 13 (1.95%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.65%) Clustering
9 11 (1.65%) Data Centre
9 11 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.35%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.90%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (0.75%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.60%) Robotics
14 3 (0.45%) Reference Data
14 3 (0.45%) W3C
15 2 (0.30%) Client/Server
15 2 (0.30%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 119 (17.81%) Windows
2 60 (8.98%) Windows Server
3 51 (7.63%) Linux
4 42 (6.29%) Unix
5 21 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (2.40%) AIX
6 16 (2.40%) Windows 10
7 13 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.80%) Solaris
9 10 (1.50%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.90%) HPUX
11 3 (0.45%) Android
11 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.15%) CentOS
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.15%) Tru64
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (40.42%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (30.24%) MVC
3 117 (17.51%) TDD
4 89 (13.32%) Scrum
5 81 (12.13%) Business Intelligence
6 80 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
7 72 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
8 67 (10.03%) OO
9 65 (9.73%) BDD
10 58 (8.68%) SDLC
11 57 (8.53%) Software Engineering
12 56 (8.38%) Test Automation
13 55 (8.23%) ETL
14 54 (8.08%) Data Modelling
15 52 (7.78%) DevOps
16 47 (7.04%) Web Development
17 43 (6.44%) CRM
18 42 (6.29%) Web Application Development
19 38 (5.69%) Unit Testing
20 37 (5.54%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 348 (52.10%) C#
2 337 (50.45%) SQL
3 205 (30.69%) JavaScript
4 112 (16.77%) T-SQL
5 71 (10.63%) Java
6 60 (8.98%) TypeScript
7 55 (8.23%) PowerShell
8 46 (6.89%) Python
9 31 (4.64%) VB.NET
10 25 (3.74%) Ruby
11 18 (2.69%) C++
11 18 (2.69%) PL/SQL
12 16 (2.40%) Bash Shell
12 16 (2.40%) ES6
13 9 (1.35%) Scala
13 9 (1.35%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.90%) VB
15 5 (0.75%) R
16 4 (0.60%) PHP
16 4 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 94 (14.07%) Degree
2 17 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.05%) Security Cleared
5 5 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.60%) ISEB
6 4 (0.60%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.60%) MCSE
7 2 (0.30%) CCNA
7 2 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.30%) HND
7 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.30%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.30%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.15%) MCP
8 1 (0.15%) MCSA
8 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.49%) QA
2 15 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.05%) GDPR
4 6 (0.90%) SLA
5 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.25%) Docker
4 11 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.35%) NFS
5 9 (1.35%) Samba
6 7 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.45%) Firmware
8 3 (0.45%) vSphere
8 3 (0.45%) XenApp
8 3 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (3.44%) Puppet
3 18 (2.69%) Ansible
4 8 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.60%) BladeLogic
6 4 (0.60%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 4 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.60%) SCCM
7 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.45%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.30%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Flashback
8 2 (0.30%) SCOM
8 2 (0.30%) Terraform
9 1 (0.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.15%) Malwarebytes
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 258 (38.62%) Microsoft
2 116 (17.37%) Oracle
3 24 (3.59%) VMware
4 22 (3.29%) Tableau
5 19 (2.84%) Google
6 16 (2.40%) Cisco
6 16 (2.40%) Xamarin
7 13 (1.95%) Cognos
8 12 (1.80%) Facebook
9 11 (1.65%) IBM
9 11 (1.65%) Meraki
10 10 (1.50%) Citrix
11 9 (1.35%) Atlassian
11 9 (1.35%) New Relic
12 6 (0.90%) DevExpress
12 6 (0.90%) HP
12 6 (0.90%) Infragistics
12 6 (0.90%) Telerik
12 6 (0.90%) Teradata
13 5 (0.75%) MicroStrategy