The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL 566 605 727
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 18.38% 18.52% 25.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.98% 33.74% 46.96%
Number of salaries quoted 343 379 524
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
SQL
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1618 1793 1548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 52.55% 54.90% 53.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1114 1156 1064
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SQL
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL across the Scotland region.

SQL Salary Trend in Scotland

SQL
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

SQL Salary Histogram in Scotland

SQL
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -4 234 £40,000 - 34
Glasgow -3 221 £40,000 - 30
Aberdeen +6 31 £42,500 +13.33% 8
Stirling +1 25 £47,500 +25.82% 2
Fife +9 17 £42,926 -4.61% 3
Renfrewshire +6 8 - - 1
West Lothian -7 8 £31,000 -11.42% 5
Dundee -2 4 £46,250 +20.12%
Midlothian +1 3 £42,000 -1.17%
Scottish Borders - 2 £20,500 - 1
North Lanarkshire -2 1 £42,500 +41.66%
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL.

1 455 (34.24%) Finance
2 431 (32.43%) Oracle
3 413 (31.08%) SQL Server
4 390 (29.35%) .NET
5 376 (28.29%) C#
6 358 (26.94%) Java
7 327 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
8 315 (23.70%) JavaScript
9 241 (18.13%) Microsoft
10 236 (17.76%) ASP.NET
11 230 (17.31%) HTML
12 218 (16.40%) Relational Database
13 211 (15.88%) T-SQL
14 205 (15.43%) UNIX
15 202 (15.20%) PL/SQL
16 192 (14.45%) Windows
17 189 (14.22%) MVC
18 187 (14.07%) jQuery
19 185 (13.92%) CSS
20 183 (13.77%) MS Excel
21 177 (13.32%) Banking
22 166 (12.49%) Degree
23 165 (12.42%) Software Engineering
24 164 (12.34%) Linux
25 157 (11.81%) XML
26 145 (10.91%) .NET Framework
27 141 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
28 136 (10.23%) OO
29 133 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
30 129 (9.71%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 87 (6.55%) SharePoint
2 76 (5.72%) Tomcat
3 65 (4.89%) SAS
4 38 (2.86%) WebLogic
5 33 (2.48%) IIS
5 33 (2.48%) CMS
6 28 (2.11%) JBoss
7 26 (1.96%) Apache
7 26 (1.96%) WebSphere
8 23 (1.73%) Oracle Workflow
9 19 (1.43%) MS Exchange
10 16 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
12 11 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.75%) FileNet
14 9 (0.68%) Mule
14 9 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (0.60%) Node.js
15 8 (0.60%) Umbraco
15 8 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 183 (13.77%) MS Excel
2 54 (4.06%) MS Office
3 16 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.05%) MS Project
5 10 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.75%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.30%) SPSS
8 2 (0.15%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 35 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (1.28%) Markit EDM
4 13 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.38%) WebTrends
7 5 (0.38%) SAP R/3
7 5 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.30%) SAP SCM
8 4 (0.30%) SAP LE
8 4 (0.30%) SAP GRC
8 4 (0.30%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.30%) Agresso
8 4 (0.30%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.30%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 53 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (3.76%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (0.68%) SaaS
4 3 (0.23%) Office 365
4 3 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.075%) Taleo
5 1 (0.075%) GitHub
5 1 (0.075%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.075%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.66%) HTTP
2 20 (1.50%) DNS
3 15 (1.13%) SAN
4 14 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.05%) SMTP
5 13 (0.98%) FTP
5 13 (0.98%) Firewall
6 11 (0.83%) HTTPS
7 10 (0.75%) Internet
7 10 (0.75%) DHCP
8 7 (0.53%) MPLS
9 6 (0.45%) FCoE
9 6 (0.45%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.45%) Ethernet
9 6 (0.45%) DMZ
9 6 (0.45%) Intranet
10 5 (0.38%) Wireless
11 4 (0.30%) LAN
11 4 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 413 (31.08%) SQL Server
2 218 (16.40%) Relational Database
3 123 (9.26%) Oracle Database
4 115 (8.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 110 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
6 103 (7.75%) RDBMS
7 94 (7.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 71 (5.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 45 (3.39%) Oracle Database 10g
10 38 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
10 38 (2.86%) MySQL
11 36 (2.71%) Oracle Database 11g
12 35 (2.63%) QlikView
13 29 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
14 28 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
15 27 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 27 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
16 26 (1.96%) DB2
17 22 (1.66%) Data Mining
18 21 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 63 (4.74%) Visual Studio
2 35 (2.63%) Selenium
3 32 (2.41%) Subversion
4 31 (2.33%) JUnit
5 29 (2.18%) Maven
6 26 (1.96%) JIRA
7 25 (1.88%) Toad
8 24 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (1.43%) QuickTest Pro
10 17 (1.28%) Eclipse
11 15 (1.13%) Git (software)
12 14 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
12 14 (1.05%) LoadRunner
13 11 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
14 9 (0.68%) Jenkins
14 9 (0.68%) Ant
15 8 (0.60%) TeamCity
16 7 (0.53%) Cucumber
17 6 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
18 5 (0.38%) IntelliJ
General
1 455 (34.24%) Finance
2 177 (13.32%) Banking
3 69 (5.19%) Retail
4 53 (3.99%) Investment Banking
5 37 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 33 (2.48%) Marketing
7 28 (2.11%) Law
8 24 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.73%) Front Office
10 22 (1.66%) Retail Banking
11 13 (0.98%) Back Office
12 12 (0.90%) Private Banking
13 11 (0.83%) Legal
14 10 (0.75%) Electronics
15 7 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.53%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.45%) Billing
16 6 (0.45%) Local Government
17 4 (0.30%) Advertising
18 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 595 (44.77%) Developer
2 326 (24.53%) Analyst
3 123 (9.26%) Java Developer
4 93 (7.00%) .NET Developer
5 91 (6.85%) Senior Developer
6 85 (6.40%) Software Developer
6 85 (6.40%) Support Analyst
7 79 (5.94%) Software Engineer
8 73 (5.49%) Business Analyst
9 68 (5.12%) DBA
10 61 (4.59%) Applications Support
11 59 (4.44%) Programmer
12 53 (3.99%) C# Developer
13 51 (3.84%) Web Developer
14 46 (3.46%) Oracle DBA
15 44 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
16 43 (3.24%) Senior Java Developer
17 40 (3.01%) Consultant
18 38 (2.86%) Test Analyst
18 38 (2.86%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 390 (29.35%) .NET
2 236 (17.76%) ASP.NET
3 230 (17.31%) HTML
4 187 (14.07%) jQuery
5 185 (13.92%) CSS
6 157 (11.81%) XML
7 145 (10.91%) .NET Framework
8 129 (9.71%) ASP.NET MVC
9 109 (8.20%) Ajax
10 98 (7.37%) Spring
11 92 (6.92%) NHibernate
11 92 (6.92%) Web Services
12 85 (6.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 83 (6.25%) HTML5
14 69 (5.19%) Hibernate
15 50 (3.76%) WCF
16 47 (3.54%) CSS3
17 45 (3.39%) JMS
18 44 (3.31%) J2EE
19 31 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 133 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 47 (3.54%) Cryptography
4 31 (2.33%) Derivative
5 30 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 29 (2.18%) Equities
7 25 (1.88%) Mathematics
8 23 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.50%) Mainframe
10 19 (1.43%) Mobile App
11 18 (1.35%) Credit Risk
11 18 (1.35%) User Experience
12 17 (1.28%) Statistics
13 15 (1.13%) SWIFT
14 13 (0.98%) Replication
15 12 (0.90%) Open Source
15 12 (0.90%) Data Structures
16 11 (0.83%) Client/Server
17 10 (0.75%) N-Tier
17 10 (0.75%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 205 (15.43%) UNIX
2 192 (14.45%) Windows
3 164 (12.34%) Linux
4 27 (2.03%) Windows 7
5 25 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (1.81%) AIX
6 24 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (1.73%) Solaris
8 19 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.98%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.68%) HPUX
11 7 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (0.45%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.38%) CentOS
14 4 (0.30%) zOS
15 3 (0.23%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.23%) Android
15 3 (0.23%) SUSE
15 3 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (14.22%) MVC
3 165 (12.42%) Software Engineering
4 141 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
5 136 (10.23%) OO
6 99 (7.45%) ETL
7 92 (6.92%) Data Modelling
8 88 (6.62%) TDD
9 87 (6.55%) ITIL
10 77 (5.79%) Project Management
11 75 (5.64%) Scrum
12 74 (5.57%) Web Development
13 72 (5.42%) Automated Testing
13 72 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
14 70 (5.27%) Mentoring
15 60 (4.51%) Analytics
15 60 (4.51%) Business Analysis
15 60 (4.51%) E-Commerce
16 55 (4.14%) OOD
16 55 (4.14%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 376 (28.29%) C#
2 358 (26.94%) Java
3 315 (23.70%) JavaScript
4 211 (15.88%) T-SQL
5 202 (15.20%) PL/SQL
6 75 (5.64%) Python
7 74 (5.57%) Shell Script
8 59 (4.44%) VB.NET
9 58 (4.36%) C++
10 51 (3.84%) Perl
11 48 (3.61%) VBA
12 45 (3.39%) VB
13 35 (2.63%) PHP
14 19 (1.43%) PowerShell
15 18 (1.35%) Ruby
16 17 (1.28%) C
16 17 (1.28%) RPG
17 16 (1.20%) RPG IV
18 12 (0.90%) XPath
19 10 (0.75%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 166 (12.49%) Degree
2 48 (3.61%) ISEB
3 24 (1.81%) Oracle Certification
4 23 (1.73%) OCP
5 21 (1.58%) ISTQB
5 21 (1.58%) Security Cleared
6 16 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.98%) SC Cleared
7 13 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (0.90%) PhD
9 11 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.75%) CCNA
10 10 (0.75%) MCP
11 9 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.45%) MCSA
12 6 (0.45%) APMP
13 5 (0.38%) MCSE
14 4 (0.30%) CWNA
14 4 (0.30%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.51%) QA
2 27 (2.03%) SLA
3 11 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.30%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.30%) Basel II
5 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.075%) MiFID
6 1 (0.075%) COREP
System Software
1 34 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
2 26 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
4 13 (0.98%) Active Directory
5 11 (0.83%) VMware ESX
6 8 (0.60%) RACF
7 7 (0.53%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (0.38%) Firmware
9 3 (0.23%) NFS
9 3 (0.23%) vSphere
10 2 (0.15%) XenApp
11 1 (0.075%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.075%) HDFS
11 1 (0.075%) Squid
11 1 (0.075%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 10 (0.75%) SCCM
3 9 (0.68%) NetBackup
3 9 (0.68%) Control-M
4 8 (0.60%) Data Guard
4 8 (0.60%) Puppet
4 8 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.45%) HP SIM
7 5 (0.38%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.30%) Ganglia
9 3 (0.23%) SCOM
9 3 (0.23%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.23%) CA Wily
10 2 (0.15%) CA Endevor
10 2 (0.15%) OMEGAMON
10 2 (0.15%) OpenView
11 1 (0.075%) CiscoWorks
11 1 (0.075%) Unicenter
11 1 (0.075%) Legato
Vendors
1 431 (32.43%) Oracle
2 241 (18.13%) Microsoft
3 75 (5.64%) Sybase
4 74 (5.57%) Business Objects
5 60 (4.51%) IBM
6 44 (3.31%) SAP
6 44 (3.31%) HP
7 40 (3.01%) VMware
8 33 (2.48%) Informatica
9 26 (1.96%) Red Hat
10 20 (1.50%) Cisco
11 17 (1.28%) Tableau
12 15 (1.13%) BMC
13 11 (0.83%) SolarWinds
14 10 (0.75%) Citrix
15 9 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
15 9 (0.68%) Brocade
16 8 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (0.60%) Cognos
17 7 (0.53%) Avaya
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Stirlingshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + bens + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Linlithgow, West Lothian
Advantage XPO
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Scotland
Amazon
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Change Recruitment Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + multiple
Posted: 5 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Experis Ltd
Salary: £39401.00 - £46450.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago