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 3 months to 28 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 7 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 392 471 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.08% 16.57% 14.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.37% 51.93% 44.62%
Number of salaries quoted 277 257 261
Median salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,650
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 971 907 995
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 39.83% 31.90% 32.63%
Number of salaries quoted 602 465 622
Median salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 28 May 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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -2 213 £36,500 -8.75% 21
Edinburgh -2 139 £40,000 -11.60% 33
West Lothian +3 23 £36,500 -17.04% 2
Dundee -11 4 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Lothian - 4 £43,000 -
Aberdeen -11 3 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Stirling +16 2 £48,750 +41.30% 1
Falkirk +4 2 £38,750 +3.33% 1
Fife +1 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Scottish Borders -1 1 £21,500 -33.84%
South Lanarkshire -4 1 £33,000 -8.96%
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 480 (61.70%) C#
2 472 (60.67%) .NET
3 355 (45.63%) ASP.NET
4 353 (45.37%) MVC
5 338 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
6 287 (36.89%) JavaScript
7 281 (36.12%) SQL
8 272 (34.96%) Microsoft
9 261 (33.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 246 (31.62%) HTML
11 189 (24.29%) Finance
12 180 (23.14%) TDD
13 169 (21.72%) CSS
14 160 (20.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 151 (19.41%) AngularJS
16 148 (19.02%) Visual Studio
17 141 (18.12%) Scrum
18 140 (17.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 132 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
20 128 (16.45%) .NET Framework
20 128 (16.45%) T-SQL
21 109 (14.01%) Git (software)
22 107 (13.75%) Oracle
23 101 (12.98%) Business Intelligence
24 96 (12.34%) Entity Framework
25 94 (12.08%) Windows
26 92 (11.83%) Microsoft Azure
26 92 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web API
27 91 (11.70%) jQuery
28 89 (11.44%) 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 46 (5.91%) CMS
2 26 (3.34%) IIS
2 26 (3.34%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
4 19 (2.44%) Umbraco
5 18 (2.31%) Tomcat
6 17 (2.19%) MS Exchange
7 16 (2.06%) EPiServer
8 15 (1.93%) Skype for Business
9 10 (1.29%) SAS
10 9 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (1.03%) Apache Spark
11 8 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.51%) Immediacy CMS
14 4 (0.51%) Kentico
14 4 (0.51%) Sitefinity
15 3 (0.39%) Apache
15 3 (0.39%) FileNet
Applications
1 49 (6.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.29%) Photoshop
4 8 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.77%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.39%) iTrent
5 3 (0.39%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.26%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.13%) Pega PRPC
7 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 92 (11.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (2.83%) Office 365
4 15 (1.93%) SaaS
5 6 (0.77%) PaaS
6 5 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.64%) iPaaS
7 4 (0.51%) GitHub
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.44%) DNS
2 16 (2.06%) LAN
2 16 (2.06%) WAN
3 15 (1.93%) Firewall
4 13 (1.67%) Network Security
5 12 (1.54%) DHCP
6 11 (1.41%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.29%) Internet
8 9 (1.16%) Intranet
9 8 (1.03%) Skype
10 7 (0.90%) SAN
10 7 (0.90%) VPN
11 4 (0.51%) LDAP
11 4 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.39%) iSCSI
12 3 (0.39%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.39%) SSH
12 3 (0.39%) VLAN
12 3 (0.39%) Wireless
12 3 (0.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (20.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 140 (17.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 89 (11.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 72 (9.25%) Data Warehouse
5 66 (8.48%) SQL Server 2014
6 62 (7.97%) NoSQL
7 52 (6.68%) Relational Database
8 45 (5.78%) SQL Server 2016
9 37 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
10 34 (4.37%) SQL Server 2008
11 30 (3.86%) MySQL
12 29 (3.73%) RDBMS
13 28 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (2.06%) MongoDB
15 13 (1.67%) DTS
16 11 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
16 11 (1.41%) DB2
16 11 (1.41%) Hadoop
16 11 (1.41%) MS Access
17 10 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 148 (19.02%) Visual Studio
2 109 (14.01%) Git (software)
3 67 (8.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (3.08%) Bitbucket
5 22 (2.83%) Subversion
6 18 (2.31%) TeamCity
7 17 (2.19%) Maven
7 17 (2.19%) Selenium
8 15 (1.93%) JIRA
8 15 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (1.67%) Jenkins
10 12 (1.54%) JUnit
11 9 (1.16%) Hudson
11 9 (1.16%) Jasmine
12 8 (1.03%) Ant
12 8 (1.03%) Dreamweaver
13 7 (0.90%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.90%) ERwin
13 7 (0.90%) Grunt
13 7 (0.90%) NUnit
General
1 189 (24.29%) Finance
2 55 (7.07%) Banking
3 30 (3.86%) Marketing
4 21 (2.70%) Advertising
5 19 (2.44%) Retail
6 15 (1.93%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.41%) Automotive
8 10 (1.29%) Games
9 8 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.90%) Legal
10 7 (0.90%) Local Government
10 7 (0.90%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.64%) Back Office
12 3 (0.39%) Publishing
13 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 521 (66.97%) Developer
2 209 (26.86%) .NET Developer
2 209 (26.86%) C# Developer
3 109 (14.01%) SQL Developer
4 78 (10.03%) Analyst
5 76 (9.77%) Senior Developer
6 68 (8.74%) C# .NET Developer
7 60 (7.71%) ASP.NET Developer
8 56 (7.20%) Software Developer
9 47 (6.04%) .NET Software Developer
10 40 (5.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 39 (5.01%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 38 (4.88%) SQL Server Developer
13 35 (4.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 35 (4.50%) Web Developer
14 33 (4.24%) DBA
15 31 (3.98%) Support Analyst
16 26 (3.34%) Senior SQL Developer
17 24 (3.08%) Mid-Level C# Developer
17 24 (3.08%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 472 (60.67%) .NET
2 355 (45.63%) ASP.NET
3 261 (33.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 246 (31.62%) HTML
5 169 (21.72%) CSS
6 151 (19.41%) AngularJS
7 128 (16.45%) .NET Framework
8 96 (12.34%) Entity Framework
9 92 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web API
10 91 (11.70%) jQuery
11 89 (11.44%) WCF
12 80 (10.28%) RESTful
13 79 (10.15%) HTML5
14 69 (8.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 69 (8.87%) XML
15 61 (7.84%) Node.js
16 59 (7.58%) Web Services
17 55 (7.07%) CSS3
17 55 (7.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 50 (6.43%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.97%) Greenfield Project
2 51 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
3 49 (6.30%) Computer Science
4 48 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (3.98%) Credit Risk
6 26 (3.34%) Mobile App
7 23 (2.96%) Hedge funds
8 19 (2.44%) User Experience
9 14 (1.80%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.29%) Clustering
11 9 (1.16%) Fintech
11 9 (1.16%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.03%) Replication
13 6 (0.77%) Taxonomies
14 5 (0.64%) Blackberry
15 4 (0.51%) Driving Licence
16 3 (0.39%) Fat Client
16 3 (0.39%) IVR
16 3 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
16 3 (0.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 94 (12.08%) Windows
2 42 (5.40%) Windows Server
3 29 (3.73%) Linux
4 25 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (2.57%) Android
5 20 (2.57%) Apple iOS
6 17 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.80%) AIX
7 14 (1.80%) Unix
8 6 (0.77%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.64%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.64%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.51%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.26%) Solaris
12 1 (0.13%) CentOS
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.13%) MVS
12 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (45.37%) MVC
2 338 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (23.14%) TDD
4 141 (18.12%) Scrum
5 132 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
6 101 (12.98%) Business Intelligence
7 81 (10.41%) Web Development
8 65 (8.35%) ETL
9 61 (7.84%) SDLC
10 60 (7.71%) Web Application Development
11 56 (7.20%) BDD
11 56 (7.20%) Software Engineering
12 46 (5.91%) ITIL
13 42 (5.40%) Investment Management
13 42 (5.40%) Unit Testing
14 41 (5.27%) OO
15 40 (5.14%) Analytics
16 34 (4.37%) Test Automation
17 31 (3.98%) Project Management
18 26 (3.34%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 480 (61.70%) C#
2 287 (36.89%) JavaScript
3 281 (36.12%) SQL
4 128 (16.45%) T-SQL
5 67 (8.61%) Java
6 54 (6.94%) Ruby
7 52 (6.68%) VB.NET
8 35 (4.50%) VBA
9 31 (3.98%) VB
10 26 (3.34%) PowerShell
11 13 (1.67%) PHP
12 12 (1.54%) Python
12 12 (1.54%) TypeScript
13 11 (1.41%) C++
14 6 (0.77%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.64%) XPath
16 4 (0.51%) C
16 4 (0.51%) Perl
16 4 (0.51%) VB6
17 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (9.64%) Degree
2 31 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.80%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.41%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.77%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.64%) ISEB
7 5 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.64%) MCSE
8 3 (0.39%) MCITP
8 3 (0.39%) MCP
8 3 (0.39%) MCSA
9 2 (0.26%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.13%) OCA
10 1 (0.13%) OCP
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.34%) Basel III
2 17 (2.19%) QA
2 17 (2.19%) SLA
3 7 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) HL7
System Software
1 48 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.57%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (0.90%) XenApp
5 6 (0.77%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.51%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.39%) DFS Replication
8 3 (0.39%) Docker
9 2 (0.26%) NFS
9 2 (0.26%) Samba
9 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.13%) LXC
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (1.67%) SCCM
1 13 (1.67%) SCOM
2 5 (0.64%) Ansible
2 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.64%) Puppet
2 5 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 5 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (0.51%) WSUS
4 1 (0.13%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 272 (34.96%) Microsoft
2 107 (13.75%) Oracle
3 26 (3.34%) Tableau
4 24 (3.08%) Perforce
4 24 (3.08%) VMware
5 22 (2.83%) Sitecore
6 20 (2.57%) IBM
6 20 (2.57%) Xamarin
7 18 (2.31%) Cisco
8 15 (1.93%) Cognos
9 14 (1.80%) Citrix
10 12 (1.54%) Facebook
11 9 (1.16%) Adobe
11 9 (1.16%) Symantec
12 8 (1.03%) Teradata
13 5 (0.64%) CA
13 5 (0.64%) MuleSoft
13 5 (0.64%) Varonis
13 5 (0.64%) Verint
14 4 (0.51%) McAfee
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