Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 8 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 825 866 909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.42% 15.28% 14.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.70% 48.35% 44.60%
Number of salaries quoted 570 504 609
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +2.41%

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 2027 1791 2038
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 37.89% 31.61% 32.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1223 963 1303
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

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 August 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 21 August 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 -2 428 £37,500 -6.25% 22
Edinburgh -2 321 £40,000 -11.11% 30
West Lothian +2 30 £36,500 -17.05% 1
Aberdeen -10 9 £43,500 -8.42% 1
Renfrewshire +3 5 £34,400 +60.00%
Dundee -15 5 £37,500 +3.45% 1
Lothian - 5 £43,000 -
Stirling +20 4 £43,750 +26.81% 2
South Lanarkshire -6 4 £43,250 +23.57% 1
Inverclyde - 3 £34,750 -
North Lanarkshire +6 2 £41,250 -8.33% 1
Fife +3 2 £35,000 +5.26% 1
Falkirk +2 2 £38,750 +3.33% 1
Midlothian - 2 £26,500 -
Lanarkshire +2 1 £32,500 +0.59%
Scottish Borders -1 1 £21,500 -38.57%
Aberdeenshire - 1 £40,000 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 485 (58.79%) C#
2 463 (56.12%) .NET
3 395 (47.88%) Agile Software Development
4 386 (46.79%) MVC
5 353 (42.79%) ASP.NET
6 312 (37.82%) SQL
7 308 (37.33%) JavaScript
8 293 (35.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 276 (33.45%) Microsoft
10 263 (31.88%) HTML
11 236 (28.61%) TDD
12 190 (23.03%) Continuous Integration
13 185 (22.42%) Scrum
14 177 (21.45%) Visual Studio
15 170 (20.61%) CSS
16 151 (18.30%) Finance
17 138 (16.73%) AngularJS
18 137 (16.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 128 (15.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 127 (15.39%) Windows
21 121 (14.67%) T-SQL
22 120 (14.55%) Oracle
23 112 (13.58%) Git (software)
24 111 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
24 111 (13.45%) .NET Framework
25 101 (12.24%) Entity Framework
26 100 (12.12%) jQuery
27 98 (11.88%) Java
28 95 (11.52%) Business Intelligence
29 94 (11.39%) RESTful

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 (5.58%) CMS
1 46 (5.58%) IIS
2 35 (4.24%) Tomcat
3 30 (3.64%) Umbraco
4 27 (3.27%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.18%) MS Exchange
6 17 (2.06%) EPiServer
7 16 (1.94%) WebSphere
8 13 (1.58%) Sitecore CMS
8 13 (1.58%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.45%) Skype for Business
10 10 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (1.09%) Oracle Application Server
12 8 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.97%) JBoss
12 8 (0.97%) Oracle UPK
12 8 (0.97%) SAS
13 7 (0.85%) Apache
13 7 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 29 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.58%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.97%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 7 (0.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.73%) SAP GRC
5 4 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.36%) iTrent
6 3 (0.36%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.12%) Endur
8 1 (0.12%) FRx
8 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.12%) Pega PRPC
8 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 111 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (2.18%) Office 365
4 14 (1.70%) SaaS
5 11 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.85%) GitHub
7 6 (0.73%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 3 (0.36%) PaaS
9 2 (0.24%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.18%) DNS
2 15 (1.82%) LAN
2 15 (1.82%) WAN
3 13 (1.58%) DHCP
4 12 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.33%) Internet
6 10 (1.21%) Firewall
7 8 (0.97%) Intranet
7 8 (0.97%) Network Security
8 4 (0.48%) IP Telephony
8 4 (0.48%) SAN
8 4 (0.48%) Skype
8 4 (0.48%) VLAN
9 3 (0.36%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.36%) VPN
10 2 (0.24%) ATM
10 2 (0.24%) HTTP
10 2 (0.24%) VoIP
10 2 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (16.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 128 (15.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 88 (10.67%) Relational Database
4 82 (9.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 75 (9.09%) NoSQL
6 72 (8.73%) Data Warehouse
7 57 (6.91%) SQL Server 2014
8 56 (6.79%) SQL Server 2016
9 47 (5.70%) MySQL
10 42 (5.09%) RDBMS
10 42 (5.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 33 (4.00%) DB2
12 31 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
13 23 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
13 23 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (1.58%) MongoDB
15 10 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
15 10 (1.21%) Big Data
15 10 (1.21%) MS Access
15 10 (1.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 177 (21.45%) Visual Studio
2 112 (13.58%) Git (software)
3 74 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 40 (4.85%) Subversion
5 23 (2.79%) NUnit
6 21 (2.55%) Selenium
6 21 (2.55%) TeamCity
7 20 (2.42%) Maven
8 18 (2.18%) JIRA
8 18 (2.18%) JUnit
9 15 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (1.58%) Moq
11 12 (1.45%) Jenkins
12 11 (1.33%) SpecFlow
13 10 (1.21%) Bitbucket
13 10 (1.21%) Karma Test Runner
13 10 (1.21%) Mocha
14 9 (1.09%) Ant
14 9 (1.09%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.97%) Dreamweaver
General
1 151 (18.30%) Finance
2 76 (9.21%) Banking
3 30 (3.64%) Investment Banking
4 26 (3.15%) Marketing
5 18 (2.18%) Retail
6 15 (1.82%) Legal
7 14 (1.70%) Advertising
8 13 (1.58%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.45%) Automotive
10 7 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.85%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.36%) Back Office
11 3 (0.36%) Law
11 3 (0.36%) Local Government
12 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 559 (67.76%) Developer
2 248 (30.06%) C# Developer
3 206 (24.97%) .NET Developer
4 101 (12.24%) SQL Developer
5 89 (10.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 79 (9.58%) ASP.NET Developer
7 77 (9.33%) Software Developer
8 72 (8.73%) Senior Developer
9 67 (8.12%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 61 (7.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 53 (6.42%) .NET Software Developer
12 49 (5.94%) Analyst
13 42 (5.09%) SQL Server Developer
14 37 (4.48%) Java Developer
15 36 (4.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 34 (4.12%) Consultant
17 33 (4.00%) DBA
18 30 (3.64%) Mid-Level C# Developer
19 28 (3.39%) C# Software Developer
20 27 (3.27%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 463 (56.12%) .NET
2 353 (42.79%) ASP.NET
3 293 (35.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 263 (31.88%) HTML
5 170 (20.61%) CSS
6 138 (16.73%) AngularJS
7 111 (13.45%) .NET Framework
8 101 (12.24%) Entity Framework
9 100 (12.12%) jQuery
10 94 (11.39%) RESTful
11 92 (11.15%) WCF
12 85 (10.30%) ASP.NET Web API
13 70 (8.48%) HTML5
13 70 (8.48%) Web Services
14 62 (7.52%) XML
15 61 (7.39%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 58 (7.03%) Node.js
17 48 (5.82%) Code First Entity Framework
18 47 (5.70%) CSS3
19 42 (5.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.15%) Computer Science
2 45 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
3 41 (4.97%) Enterprise Software
4 38 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 19 (2.30%) User Experience
6 17 (2.06%) Credit Risk
7 16 (1.94%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.45%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.45%) Virtual Team
9 11 (1.33%) Fintech
10 10 (1.21%) EMC VNX
11 9 (1.09%) AS400
11 9 (1.09%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.97%) NHS
13 7 (0.85%) Blackberry
13 7 (0.85%) Clustering
13 7 (0.85%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.73%) Replication
15 5 (0.61%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 127 (15.39%) Windows
2 47 (5.70%) Linux
2 47 (5.70%) Windows Server
3 41 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (4.24%) Unix
5 24 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (2.30%) Apple iOS
7 18 (2.18%) Android
8 9 (1.09%) AIX
9 8 (0.97%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.97%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.61%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.36%) MVS
13 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.24%) CentOS
14 2 (0.24%) Solaris
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (47.88%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (46.79%) MVC
3 236 (28.61%) TDD
4 190 (23.03%) Continuous Integration
5 185 (22.42%) Scrum
6 95 (11.52%) Business Intelligence
7 76 (9.21%) Web Development
8 68 (8.24%) SDLC
9 65 (7.88%) ETL
9 65 (7.88%) OO
10 62 (7.52%) Unit Testing
11 59 (7.15%) BDD
12 54 (6.55%) Web Application Development
13 51 (6.18%) Software Engineering
14 44 (5.33%) Mentoring
15 40 (4.85%) ITIL
15 40 (4.85%) Test Automation
16 32 (3.88%) Project Management
17 30 (3.64%) Data Modelling
17 30 (3.64%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 485 (58.79%) C#
2 312 (37.82%) SQL
3 308 (37.33%) JavaScript
4 121 (14.67%) T-SQL
5 98 (11.88%) Java
6 51 (6.18%) Ruby
7 50 (6.06%) PowerShell
8 36 (4.36%) VB
9 35 (4.24%) VB.NET
10 18 (2.18%) Python
11 15 (1.82%) C++
11 15 (1.82%) VBA
12 12 (1.45%) PHP
13 11 (1.33%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.97%) Perl
15 6 (0.73%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.73%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.61%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.36%) C
17 3 (0.36%) F#
Qualifications
1 87 (10.55%) Degree
2 32 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (1.21%) Oracle Certification
5 9 (1.09%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.85%) MCAD
6 7 (0.85%) MCSD
6 7 (0.85%) MCTS
6 7 (0.85%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.48%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.36%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.36%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.24%) HND
10 2 (0.24%) ISEB
10 2 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.24%) MCSE
10 2 (0.24%) OCP
10 2 (0.24%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.52%) QA
2 12 (1.45%) Basel III
2 12 (1.45%) ISO 9001
3 11 (1.33%) SLA
4 9 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.73%) GDPR
6 5 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 40 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.06%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (1.21%) vSphere
6 8 (0.97%) XenApp
6 8 (0.97%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.85%) Docker
7 7 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.36%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.36%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.24%) NFS
10 2 (0.24%) Samba
11 1 (0.12%) LXC
11 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (2.55%) SCCM
2 19 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (2.18%) SCOM
4 11 (1.33%) Ansible
5 8 (0.97%) Puppet
6 7 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.36%) WSUS
9 2 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.24%) HockeyApp
9 2 (0.24%) Terraform
10 1 (0.12%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.12%) Control-M
10 1 (0.12%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.12%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 276 (33.45%) Microsoft
2 120 (14.55%) Oracle
3 52 (6.30%) VMware
4 37 (4.48%) IBM
5 24 (2.91%) Cisco
6 19 (2.30%) Tableau
6 19 (2.30%) Xamarin
7 15 (1.82%) Cognos
7 15 (1.82%) Sitecore
8 13 (1.58%) Informatica
9 12 (1.45%) Citrix
9 12 (1.45%) HP
10 11 (1.33%) EMC
10 11 (1.33%) Facebook
11 10 (1.21%) Perforce
12 9 (1.09%) JD Edwards
12 9 (1.09%) SAP
12 9 (1.09%) Symantec
13 8 (0.97%) Adobe
14 7 (0.85%) CA