Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 10 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 690 796 681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.90% 14.22% 13.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.19% 41.68% 43.05%
Number of salaries quoted 495 541 459
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,750 £56,250 £55,000
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 1,717 1,910 1,582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 32.10% 34.13% 31.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,236 1,203 984
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +3.61%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £66,000 £62,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +1 328 £45,750 +14.38% 50
Edinburgh -1 280 £45,000 +12.50% 48
Aberdeen -1 20 £40,000 +23.08% 4
West Lothian -23 14 £36,750 +5.00% 6
Renfrewshire 0 10 £27,000 -21.51%
Dundee +7 7 £32,750 -6.43% 5
South Lanarkshire +3 6 £47,500 +5.56%
Fife -1 5 £31,500 -6.67% 1
Aberdeenshire +2 4 £31,750 -20.63%
West Dunbartonshire - 4 £43,000 -
North Lanarkshire +3 3 £40,000 -3.03%
Stirling +6 2 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Midlothian -1 2 £38,750 +68.48%
Scottish Borders -2 2 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Highlands -3 1 - -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 361 (52.32%) C#
2 358 (51.88%) .NET
3 342 (49.57%) SQL
4 265 (38.41%) Microsoft
5 248 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
6 222 (32.17%) JavaScript
7 174 (25.22%) MVC
8 173 (25.07%) Finance
8 173 (25.07%) ASP.NET
9 166 (24.06%) Microsoft Azure
10 144 (20.87%) HTML
11 135 (19.57%) CSS
12 133 (19.28%) AngularJS
13 122 (17.68%) Windows
14 120 (17.39%) Oracle
15 100 (14.49%) TDD
16 99 (14.35%) Degree
17 98 (14.20%) T-SQL
18 97 (14.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 93 (13.48%) Visual Studio
20 91 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
21 89 (12.90%) Web Services
21 89 (12.90%) Git (software)
22 88 (12.75%) .NET Framework
23 86 (12.46%) Business Intelligence
23 86 (12.46%) Scrum
24 84 (12.17%) Amazon AWS
24 84 (12.17%) SQL Server 2012
25 83 (12.03%) ASP.NET MVC
26 77 (11.16%) Java

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 41 (5.94%) IIS
2 33 (4.78%) SharePoint
3 27 (3.91%) WebSphere
4 15 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.88%) JBoss
6 12 (1.74%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.59%) Confluence
8 10 (1.45%) Apache
9 9 (1.30%) CMS
10 8 (1.16%) MS Exchange
11 7 (1.01%) MQSeries
11 7 (1.01%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.72%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.72%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.72%) WildFly
13 3 (0.43%) concrete5
13 3 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.43%) SAS
13 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 34 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.29%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 33 (4.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.29%) Magento
3 2 (0.29%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle AML
4 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 166 (24.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (12.17%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (4.64%) Office 365
4 23 (3.33%) SaaS
5 13 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (1.59%) Serverless
7 10 (1.45%) Azure Functions
7 10 (1.45%) PaaS
8 9 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 9 (1.30%) Slack
8 9 (1.30%) Yammer
9 7 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (1.01%) npm
10 6 (0.87%) GitHub
11 5 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.29%) IaaS
13 1 (0.14%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.06%) DNS
2 19 (2.75%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.17%) Intranet
4 14 (2.03%) DHCP
4 14 (2.03%) Firewall
5 11 (1.59%) Internet
6 9 (1.30%) SAN
6 9 (1.30%) Skype
7 8 (1.16%) SMS
8 6 (0.87%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (0.87%) iSCSI
8 6 (0.87%) SSH
8 6 (0.87%) VPN
9 5 (0.72%) Hyperconnected
9 5 (0.72%) LAN
9 5 (0.72%) VoIP
10 4 (0.58%) VLAN
10 4 (0.58%) WAN
11 3 (0.43%) HTTP
11 3 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (14.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 84 (12.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 77 (11.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 67 (9.71%) Relational Database
5 60 (8.70%) MySQL
6 56 (8.12%) Data Warehouse
7 51 (7.39%) Power BI
8 31 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
9 30 (4.35%) NoSQL
10 28 (4.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (3.91%) MongoDB
12 25 (3.62%) Big Data
13 24 (3.48%) SQL Server 2016
14 22 (3.19%) QlikView
15 20 (2.90%) Oracle Database
16 18 (2.61%) RDBMS
17 12 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
18 10 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
18 10 (1.45%) Hadoop
18 10 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 93 (13.48%) Visual Studio
2 89 (12.90%) Git (software)
3 67 (9.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (6.52%) Cucumber
4 45 (6.52%) SpecFlow
5 39 (5.65%) Jenkins
6 37 (5.36%) Selenium
7 32 (4.64%) TeamCity
8 25 (3.62%) Visual Studio Team System
9 24 (3.48%) NUnit
10 20 (2.90%) Subversion
11 18 (2.61%) JIRA
12 12 (1.74%) Eclipse
13 11 (1.59%) IntelliJ
14 9 (1.30%) Bitbucket
14 9 (1.30%) CircleCI
14 9 (1.30%) CruiseControl
14 9 (1.30%) git-flow
15 7 (1.01%) MSTest
16 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 173 (25.07%) Finance
2 61 (8.84%) Banking
3 22 (3.19%) Law
4 19 (2.75%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.17%) Marketing
6 14 (2.03%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.30%) Front Office
8 8 (1.16%) Back Office
8 8 (1.16%) Retail
9 5 (0.72%) Advertising
9 5 (0.72%) Games
9 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.58%) Automotive
11 3 (0.43%) Legal
12 2 (0.29%) German Language
12 2 (0.29%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
13 1 (0.14%) Military
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 418 (60.58%) Developer
2 200 (28.99%) .NET Developer
3 128 (18.55%) C# Developer
4 110 (15.94%) Software Developer
5 101 (14.64%) C# .NET Developer
6 98 (14.20%) Senior Developer
7 61 (8.84%) .NET Software Developer
8 60 (8.70%) Analyst
9 58 (8.41%) SQL Developer
10 52 (7.54%) Software Engineer
11 50 (7.25%) Senior .NET Developer
12 41 (5.94%) C# Software Developer
13 40 (5.80%) DBA
14 35 (5.07%) Java Developer
14 35 (5.07%) Senior Software Developer
15 30 (4.35%) Senior C# Developer
16 28 (4.06%) C# Software Engineer
16 28 (4.06%) Senior C# .NET Developer
17 25 (3.62%) SQL DBA
18 24 (3.48%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (51.88%) .NET
2 173 (25.07%) ASP.NET
3 144 (20.87%) HTML
4 135 (19.57%) CSS
5 133 (19.28%) AngularJS
6 89 (12.90%) Web Services
7 88 (12.75%) .NET Framework
8 83 (12.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 76 (11.01%) ASP.NET Web API
10 65 (9.42%) HTML5
10 65 (9.42%) jQuery
11 61 (8.84%) WCF
12 48 (6.96%) XML
13 47 (6.81%) CSS3
14 43 (6.23%) RESTful
15 42 (6.09%) REST
16 41 (5.94%) LINQ
17 39 (5.65%) JSON
18 37 (5.36%) React
19 35 (5.07%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
1 47 (6.81%) Enterprise Software
2 24 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (3.33%) Fintech
4 18 (2.61%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.61%) User Experience
5 17 (2.46%) Replication
6 16 (2.32%) Mobile App
7 15 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (1.74%) Clustering
9 9 (1.30%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.16%) Data Centre
11 6 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.58%) Robotics
13 3 (0.43%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.43%) W3C
14 2 (0.29%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.29%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.29%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 122 (17.68%) Windows
2 58 (8.41%) Linux
3 57 (8.26%) Windows Server
4 46 (6.67%) Unix
5 21 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (2.46%) AIX
7 16 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (1.88%) Solaris
8 13 (1.88%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.87%) HPUX
9 6 (0.87%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.58%) Android
11 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Tru64
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (25.22%) MVC
3 100 (14.49%) TDD
4 91 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
5 86 (12.46%) Business Intelligence
5 86 (12.46%) Scrum
6 73 (10.58%) Test Automation
7 72 (10.43%) DevOps
7 72 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
8 70 (10.14%) OO
9 65 (9.42%) SDLC
10 63 (9.13%) ETL
11 57 (8.26%) Software Engineering
12 53 (7.68%) Data Modelling
13 47 (6.81%) Unit Testing
14 46 (6.67%) Analytics
14 46 (6.67%) BDD
15 44 (6.38%) Computer Science
15 44 (6.38%) CRM
16 43 (6.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 361 (52.32%) C#
2 342 (49.57%) SQL
3 222 (32.17%) JavaScript
4 98 (14.20%) T-SQL
5 77 (11.16%) Java
6 65 (9.42%) PowerShell
7 63 (9.13%) Python
8 55 (7.97%) TypeScript
9 29 (4.20%) VB.NET
10 26 (3.77%) C++
11 17 (2.46%) Bash Shell
12 14 (2.03%) Ruby
13 10 (1.45%) ES6
13 10 (1.45%) Scala
13 10 (1.45%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.30%) VB
15 8 (1.16%) PHP
16 7 (1.01%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.87%) R
17 6 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 99 (14.35%) Degree
2 23 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (0.87%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.43%) MCP
5 3 (0.43%) MCSE
6 2 (0.29%) CCNA
6 2 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.29%) MCSA
6 2 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.14%) CISSP
7 1 (0.14%) HND
7 1 (0.14%) ISEB
7 1 (0.14%) MCSD
7 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.14%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.14%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.49%) QA
2 12 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.16%) GDPR
4 7 (1.01%) SLA
5 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.03%) Docker
3 14 (2.03%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.87%) NFS
4 6 (0.87%) Samba
5 3 (0.43%) Firmware
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.43%) vSphere
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.14%) XenApp
6 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (2.75%) Puppet
3 18 (2.61%) Ansible
4 10 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (1.01%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 7 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.87%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.58%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.58%) SCCM
8 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.43%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.29%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Flashback
9 2 (0.29%) Salt
9 2 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.29%) Terraform
9 2 (0.29%) WMI
10 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 265 (38.41%) Microsoft
2 120 (17.39%) Oracle
3 30 (4.35%) Tableau
4 26 (3.77%) VMware
5 21 (3.04%) Xamarin
6 16 (2.32%) Cisco
7 13 (1.88%) Cognos
8 12 (1.74%) IBM
9 11 (1.59%) Google
10 10 (1.45%) Solace
10 10 (1.45%) TIBCO
11 9 (1.30%) Atlassian
11 9 (1.30%) Citrix
11 9 (1.30%) Meraki
11 9 (1.30%) New Relic
12 8 (1.16%) HP
13 6 (0.87%) Ab Initio
13 6 (0.87%) Infragistics
13 6 (0.87%) MicroStrategy
13 6 (0.87%) SAP