Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 11 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 673 743 843
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.39% 13.01% 16.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.29% 39.84% 42.51%
Number of salaries quoted 465 542 599
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,300 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £65,583 £56,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 1,713 1,865 1,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 31.54% 32.66% 38.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,121 1,345 1,227
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.30%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +7 364 £42,500 -5.56% 52
Edinburgh -19 201 £42,500 +2.41% 44
West Lothian -9 21 £45,000 -
Aberdeen +3 19 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Dundee +5 18 £36,500 +2.03% 3
Aberdeenshire - 11 £46,250 - 1
Stirling +8 6 - - 3
Renfrewshire -3 4 £50,000 +44.93% 9
Fife -18 4 £33,750 -15.63% 3
South Lanarkshire +2 3 £37,500 -14.77% 1
Midlothian 0 3 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Lanarkshire - 3 £40,000 -
North Lanarkshire +1 2 £33,750 -10.00%
West Dunbartonshire -1 2 £35,000 -19.54% 1
Highlands - 2 £52,500 - 1
South Ayrshire +1 1 £37,500 -31.82%
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £32,500 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 335 (49.78%) SQL
2 281 (41.75%) C#
3 271 (40.27%) .NET
4 227 (33.73%) Microsoft
5 205 (30.46%) Agile Software Development
6 177 (26.30%) Finance
7 176 (26.15%) JavaScript
8 169 (25.11%) Microsoft Azure
9 142 (21.10%) ASP.NET
10 135 (20.06%) MVC
11 132 (19.61%) T-SQL
12 128 (19.02%) Oracle
13 122 (18.13%) HTML
14 121 (17.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 114 (16.94%) CSS
15 114 (16.94%) Problem-Solving
16 108 (16.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 107 (15.90%) Java
18 92 (13.67%) Windows
19 86 (12.78%) Degree
20 85 (12.63%) AngularJS
21 83 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
22 80 (11.89%) SDLC
23 79 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
24 75 (11.14%) ETL
25 73 (10.85%) DevOps
26 72 (10.70%) .NET Framework
27 70 (10.40%) Software Engineering
27 70 (10.40%) Performance Tuning
28 68 (10.10%) Amazon AWS

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 36 (5.35%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.42%) IIS
3 18 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (2.08%) Umbraco
5 12 (1.78%) Confluence
6 11 (1.63%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.49%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.04%) CMS
9 6 (0.89%) Apache
9 6 (0.89%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.89%) SAS
9 6 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.74%) Documentum
10 5 (0.74%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.59%) FileNet
11 4 (0.59%) OnBase
11 4 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.59%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.30%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.15%) Actimize
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.15%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.15%) HFM
5 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.15%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.15%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.15%) Maximo
5 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 169 (25.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (7.43%) Power Platform
4 26 (3.86%) Office 365
5 24 (3.57%) SaaS
6 23 (3.42%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (1.93%) Serverless
8 11 (1.63%) PaaS
9 10 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (0.74%) IaaS
12 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (0.30%) Azure Stack
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.15%) GitHub
13 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.67%) DNS
2 13 (1.93%) Internet
3 12 (1.78%) DHCP
4 11 (1.63%) Firewall
5 10 (1.49%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.19%) SAN
7 6 (0.89%) LAN
7 6 (0.89%) VLAN
7 6 (0.89%) VPN
7 6 (0.89%) Wireless
8 4 (0.59%) NAS
9 3 (0.45%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.45%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.45%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.30%) Broadband
10 2 (0.30%) HTTP
10 2 (0.30%) Intranet
10 2 (0.30%) Network Security
10 2 (0.30%) WAN
11 1 (0.15%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (17.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 108 (16.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 68 (10.10%) Data Warehouse
4 67 (9.96%) Relational Database
5 50 (7.43%) Power BI
6 47 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 35 (5.20%) MySQL
8 30 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (4.31%) RDBMS
10 28 (4.16%) Oracle Database
11 26 (3.86%) Azure SQL Database
12 25 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
13 23 (3.42%) Big Data
14 19 (2.82%) NoSQL
14 19 (2.82%) QlikView
15 15 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
16 14 (2.08%) SQL Server 2017
17 13 (1.93%) MariaDB
17 13 (1.93%) Oracle Database 10g
18 12 (1.78%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 64 (9.51%) Git (software)
2 37 (5.50%) Visual Studio
3 30 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (4.46%) TeamCity
4 25 (3.71%) NUnit
5 22 (3.27%) Jenkins
6 20 (2.97%) JIRA
7 19 (2.82%) Cucumber
7 19 (2.82%) Selenium
8 15 (2.23%) Subversion
9 11 (1.63%) Eclipse
9 11 (1.63%) JUnit
9 11 (1.63%) Moq
9 11 (1.63%) MSTest
9 11 (1.63%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.34%) IntelliJ
10 9 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (1.19%) Bitbucket
11 8 (1.19%) CA Release Automation
11 8 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 177 (26.30%) Finance
2 35 (5.20%) Financial Institution
3 34 (5.05%) Banking
4 25 (3.71%) Retail
5 16 (2.38%) Automotive
6 12 (1.78%) Legal
6 12 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.59%) Back Office
7 4 (0.59%) Games
8 3 (0.45%) Advertising
8 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.45%) Law
8 3 (0.45%) Marketing
9 2 (0.30%) International Banking
10 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 344 (51.11%) Developer
2 101 (15.01%) .NET Developer
3 93 (13.82%) C# Developer
4 86 (12.78%) Software Developer
5 75 (11.14%) Analyst
6 70 (10.40%) SQL Developer
7 59 (8.77%) DBA
8 58 (8.62%) Senior Developer
9 56 (8.32%) C# .NET Developer
10 51 (7.58%) Software Engineer
11 37 (5.50%) SQL DBA
12 35 (5.20%) .NET Software Developer
13 30 (4.46%) SQL Server Developer
14 28 (4.16%) Support Analyst
15 26 (3.86%) Senior .NET Developer
16 25 (3.71%) SQL Server DBA
17 24 (3.57%) C# Software Developer
17 24 (3.57%) Senior C# Developer
18 23 (3.42%) Applications Support
19 22 (3.27%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (40.27%) .NET
2 142 (21.10%) ASP.NET
3 122 (18.13%) HTML
4 114 (16.94%) CSS
5 85 (12.63%) AngularJS
6 72 (10.70%) .NET Framework
7 63 (9.36%) .NET Core
8 55 (8.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 55 (8.17%) React
9 47 (6.98%) jQuery
10 40 (5.94%) XML
11 38 (5.65%) HTML5
11 38 (5.65%) Web Services
12 34 (5.05%) Entity Framework
13 33 (4.90%) JSON
14 32 (4.75%) ASP.NET Web API
15 25 (3.71%) CSS3
16 24 (3.57%) REST
16 24 (3.57%) SOAP
17 22 (3.27%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 79 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.23%) Driving Licence
6 14 (2.08%) Clustering
7 13 (1.93%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.93%) User Experience
8 10 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.19%) Replication
10 4 (0.59%) Media Streaming
10 4 (0.59%) Social Media
11 3 (0.45%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.45%) FMCG
11 3 (0.45%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.45%) iSeries
11 3 (0.45%) Life Science
11 3 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.45%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 92 (13.67%) Windows
2 43 (6.39%) Linux
3 42 (6.24%) Windows Server
4 32 (4.75%) Unix
5 18 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.78%) Android
6 12 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.89%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.74%) Solaris
10 4 (0.59%) AIX
11 3 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (30.46%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (20.06%) MVC
3 114 (16.94%) Problem-Solving
4 83 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
5 80 (11.89%) SDLC
6 75 (11.14%) ETL
7 73 (10.85%) DevOps
8 70 (10.40%) Performance Tuning
8 70 (10.40%) Software Engineering
9 63 (9.36%) Test Automation
10 56 (8.32%) OO
11 55 (8.17%) Analytics
12 50 (7.43%) TDD
13 49 (7.28%) Computer Science
14 48 (7.13%) Microservices
15 45 (6.69%) Data Modelling
16 44 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
17 43 (6.39%) Visualisation
18 35 (5.20%) Scrum
19 34 (5.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 335 (49.78%) SQL
2 281 (41.75%) C#
3 176 (26.15%) JavaScript
4 132 (19.61%) T-SQL
5 107 (15.90%) Java
6 53 (7.88%) PowerShell
7 41 (6.09%) Python
8 34 (5.05%) TypeScript
9 17 (2.53%) PL/SQL
9 17 (2.53%) VB.NET
9 17 (2.53%) X++
10 15 (2.23%) R
11 14 (2.08%) Perl
12 13 (1.93%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.78%) Scala
14 11 (1.63%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.49%) C++
16 8 (1.19%) C
16 8 (1.19%) Java 8
16 8 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 86 (12.78%) Degree
2 26 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (3.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.49%) MCTS
5 9 (1.34%) MCSD
6 8 (1.19%) MCAD
7 7 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.59%) MCSA
9 3 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.45%) MCSE
10 2 (0.30%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.30%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.30%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.30%) MCITP
11 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.15%) MCP
11 1 (0.15%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.50%) QA
2 9 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.19%) SLA
4 6 (0.89%) GDPR
5 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) GxP
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.86%) Docker
3 19 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.34%) vSphere
6 6 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (0.89%) XenApp
7 5 (0.74%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.45%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.15%) HDFS
11 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 15 (2.23%) Ansible
1 15 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (1.63%) Puppet
3 8 (1.19%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.19%) Terraform
4 6 (0.89%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.74%) Backup Exec
5 5 (0.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (0.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (0.59%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.59%) Oracle Flashback
6 4 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.45%) CFEngine
7 3 (0.45%) MaaS360
7 3 (0.45%) Salt
7 3 (0.45%) WSUS
8 1 (0.15%) SCCM
8 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 227 (33.73%) Microsoft
2 128 (19.02%) Oracle
3 28 (4.16%) Xamarin
4 23 (3.42%) Tableau
5 22 (3.27%) VMware
6 13 (1.93%) Cisco
7 12 (1.78%) Cognos
7 12 (1.78%) SAP
8 11 (1.63%) Google
8 11 (1.63%) IBM
9 9 (1.34%) Citrix
10 8 (1.19%) AppDynamics
10 8 (1.19%) Apple
11 7 (1.04%) JD Edwards
11 7 (1.04%) Splunk
12 6 (0.89%) Databricks
12 6 (0.89%) Dynatrace
12 6 (0.89%) HP
13 5 (0.74%) Informatica
13 5 (0.74%) Symantec