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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 828 696 774
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 22.89% 22.67% 23.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.72% 41.75% 45.42%
Number of salaries quoted 504 414 522
Average salary £40,000 £39,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,650 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,700 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
1938 1667 1704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 53.57% 54.30% 52.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1256 1094 1136
Average salary £39,750 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,420 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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
Glasgow +1 419 £37,500 -6.25% 43
Edinburgh -3 288 £41,000 +2.50% 41
Stirling -7 33 £47,500 +8.57% 1
Aberdeen -4 16 £45,000 +28.57% 4
West Lothian 0 10 £36,000 - 2
Dundee +4 9 £30,000 -26.81%
North Lanarkshire +5 4 £35,000 -6.66%
Scottish Borders -1 3 £21,250 -39.28% 1
South Lanarkshire 0 2 £60,000 - 6
Fife -10 2 £40,000 +10.34% 2
Inverclyde - 2 £35,000 -
Midlothian - 1 £34,000 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £50,000 - 3
Argyll and Bute - 1 £53,000 -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 535 (32.11%) Oracle
2 516 (30.97%) Finance
3 497 (29.83%) SQL Server
4 460 (27.61%) C#
5 449 (26.95%) Java
6 445 (26.71%) .NET
7 423 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
8 405 (24.31%) JavaScript
9 370 (22.21%) HTML
10 323 (19.39%) Microsoft
11 291 (17.47%) UNIX
12 273 (16.39%) PL/SQL
13 269 (16.15%) CSS
14 251 (15.07%) ASP.NET
15 250 (15.01%) XML
16 249 (14.95%) jQuery
17 242 (14.53%) Relational Database
18 240 (14.41%) Linux
19 237 (14.23%) T-SQL
20 213 (12.79%) Software Engineering
21 208 (12.48%) MS Excel
22 205 (12.30%) Banking
23 200 (12.00%) Windows
24 189 (11.34%) Business Intelligence
25 178 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
26 163 (9.78%) OO
27 162 (9.72%) Degree
28 154 (9.24%) Oracle Database
29 153 (9.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
30 152 (9.12%) .NET Framework

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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
1 137 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 74 (4.44%) Tomcat
3 70 (4.20%) SAS
4 67 (4.02%) WebLogic
5 57 (3.42%) IIS
6 36 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 34 (2.04%) WebSphere
8 32 (1.92%) CMS
9 28 (1.68%) Oracle Workflow
10 26 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 25 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
12 24 (1.44%) MS Exchange
13 23 (1.38%) Apache
14 15 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
16 11 (0.66%) Node.js
16 11 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
17 10 (0.60%) FileNet
18 9 (0.54%) Mule
19 8 (0.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 208 (12.48%) MS Excel
2 44 (2.64%) MS Office
3 20 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.14%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.48%) MS Project
6 6 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.36%) SPSS
7 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.24%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.060%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 49 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 40 (2.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 27 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (1.26%) Oracle 11i
5 17 (1.02%) Markit EDM
6 14 (0.84%) Oracle Payroll
7 13 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
9 8 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
9 8 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
10 7 (0.42%) Oracle HRMS
10 7 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.42%) Oracle iProcurement
11 6 (0.36%) Agresso
12 5 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 5 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
12 5 (0.30%) Oracle iRecruitment
12 5 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (0.48%) SaaS
3 8 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.18%) Office 365
4 3 (0.18%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.12%) Route 53
5 2 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.060%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.94%) Internet
2 25 (1.50%) DNS
3 20 (1.20%) HTTP
4 18 (1.08%) FTP
4 18 (1.08%) SAN
4 18 (1.08%) TCP/IP
5 17 (1.02%) SMTP
5 17 (1.02%) Firewall
6 15 (0.90%) HTTPS
7 13 (0.78%) VoIP
8 12 (0.72%) DHCP
9 8 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.36%) LDAP
10 6 (0.36%) MPLS
11 5 (0.30%) FCoE
11 5 (0.30%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (0.30%) DMZ
11 5 (0.30%) Intranet
11 5 (0.30%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 497 (29.83%) SQL Server
2 242 (14.53%) Relational Database
3 154 (9.24%) Oracle Database
4 153 (9.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 145 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 131 (7.86%) RDBMS
7 101 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
8 75 (4.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 72 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 50 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 47 (2.82%) MySQL
12 40 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
13 37 (2.22%) DB2
14 35 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
15 33 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
16 29 (1.74%) NoSQL
17 28 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
18 27 (1.62%) QlikView
19 25 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
19 25 (1.50%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 114 (6.84%) Visual Studio
2 62 (3.72%) Subversion
3 45 (2.70%) JUnit
4 42 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 37 (2.22%) Ant
6 36 (2.16%) Git (software)
7 35 (2.10%) Eclipse
8 34 (2.04%) Selenium
9 25 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
9 25 (1.50%) Maven
10 24 (1.44%) QuickTest Pro
11 20 (1.20%) JIRA
11 20 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
12 18 (1.08%) Toad
13 17 (1.02%) Jenkins
14 15 (0.90%) ClearCase
15 11 (0.66%) Hudson
16 9 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
17 8 (0.48%) LoadRunner
17 8 (0.48%) SoapUI
General
1 516 (30.97%) Finance
2 205 (12.30%) Banking
3 73 (4.38%) Investment Banking
4 60 (3.60%) Retail
5 56 (3.36%) Law
5 56 (3.36%) Marketing
6 42 (2.52%) Front Office
7 41 (2.46%) Legal
8 28 (1.68%) Advertising
9 27 (1.62%) Telecoms
10 25 (1.50%) Retail Banking
11 23 (1.38%) Manufacturing
12 17 (1.02%) Games
13 13 (0.78%) Electronics
14 12 (0.72%) Back Office
15 11 (0.66%) Billing
16 9 (0.54%) French Language
17 8 (0.48%) Private Banking
17 8 (0.48%) Aerospace
18 7 (0.42%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 760 (45.62%) Developer
2 403 (24.19%) Analyst
3 138 (8.28%) Software Developer
4 133 (7.98%) Software Engineer
5 125 (7.50%) Java Developer
6 115 (6.90%) Senior Developer
7 109 (6.54%) Business Analyst
8 101 (6.06%) Programmer
9 92 (5.52%) .NET Developer
10 82 (4.92%) Applications Support
11 78 (4.68%) Support Analyst
12 71 (4.26%) Analyst Programmer
12 71 (4.26%) Web Developer
13 68 (4.08%) SQL Developer
14 65 (3.90%) C# Developer
15 63 (3.78%) DBA
16 55 (3.30%) Applications Developer
16 55 (3.30%) Consultant
17 50 (3.00%) Senior Software Engineer
17 50 (3.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 445 (26.71%) .NET
2 370 (22.21%) HTML
3 269 (16.15%) CSS
4 251 (15.07%) ASP.NET
5 250 (15.01%) XML
6 249 (14.95%) jQuery
7 152 (9.12%) .NET Framework
8 122 (7.32%) Spring
9 120 (7.20%) Ajax
10 117 (7.02%) Web Services
11 109 (6.54%) HTML5
12 91 (5.46%) ASP.NET MVC
13 76 (4.56%) J2EE
14 75 (4.50%) Hibernate
15 69 (4.14%) XSLT
15 69 (4.14%) WCF
16 68 (4.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 63 (3.78%) LINQ
18 60 (3.60%) SOAP
19 51 (3.06%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 178 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (4.86%) Computer Science
3 46 (2.76%) Derivative
4 42 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 37 (2.22%) Equities
6 27 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (1.50%) Cryptography
8 24 (1.44%) Credit Risk
9 23 (1.38%) N-Tier
9 23 (1.38%) Client/Server
10 21 (1.26%) Replication
10 21 (1.26%) Statistics
11 20 (1.20%) Fixed Income
12 16 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 16 (0.96%) Mobile App
13 15 (0.90%) Mathematics
14 14 (0.84%) Data Integration
15 13 (0.78%) SWIFT
15 13 (0.78%) DTV
15 13 (0.78%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 291 (17.47%) UNIX
2 240 (14.41%) Linux
3 200 (12.00%) Windows
4 37 (2.22%) Windows 7
5 33 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (1.08%) AIX
10 14 (0.84%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
12 11 (0.66%) Windows XP
12 11 (0.66%) Solaris
13 10 (0.60%) Android
14 8 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.48%) Debian
15 7 (0.42%) HPUX
16 6 (0.36%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (12.79%) Software Engineering
3 189 (11.34%) Business Intelligence
4 163 (9.78%) OO
5 149 (8.94%) MVC
6 115 (6.90%) Business Analysis
7 114 (6.84%) Data Modelling
8 108 (6.48%) ITIL
9 101 (6.06%) Web Development
10 99 (5.94%) TDD
11 98 (5.88%) Scrum
11 98 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
12 91 (5.46%) Mentoring
13 90 (5.40%) Project Management
14 84 (5.04%) SOA
15 82 (4.92%) ETL
15 82 (4.92%) Workflow
16 71 (4.26%) Unit Testing
17 68 (4.08%) Data Analysis
18 67 (4.02%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 460 (27.61%) C#
2 449 (26.95%) Java
3 405 (24.31%) JavaScript
4 273 (16.39%) PL/SQL
5 237 (14.23%) T-SQL
6 121 (7.26%) Python
7 99 (5.94%) Perl
8 72 (4.32%) VB.NET
9 65 (3.90%) C++
9 65 (3.90%) Shell Script
10 55 (3.30%) VB
11 53 (3.18%) Ruby
12 42 (2.52%) VBA
13 40 (2.40%) VBScript
14 37 (2.22%) PHP
15 34 (2.04%) PowerShell
16 26 (1.56%) RPG
17 25 (1.50%) XQuery
17 25 (1.50%) VB6
18 24 (1.44%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 162 (9.72%) Degree
2 45 (2.70%) ISEB
3 31 (1.86%) ISTQB
4 16 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
5 15 (0.90%) OCP
5 15 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (0.78%) PhD
8 11 (0.66%) MCP
9 8 (0.48%) Postgraduate
10 7 (0.42%) Security Cleared
11 6 (0.36%) MCSE
12 5 (0.30%) MBA
12 5 (0.30%) APMP
12 5 (0.30%) MCITP
13 3 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.18%) SC Cleared
14 2 (0.12%) OCPJP
14 2 (0.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (6.12%) QA
2 44 (2.64%) SLA
3 15 (0.90%) ISO 9001
4 14 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.24%) Basel III
6 4 (0.24%) HL7
7 2 (0.12%) Basel II
7 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.060%) MiFID
System Software
1 28 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.42%) XenApp
6 6 (0.36%) vSphere
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.18%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.18%) NFS
10 1 (0.060%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.060%) Samba
Systems Management
1 24 (1.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 19 (1.14%) Oracle Identity Management
3 12 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.60%) SCCM
5 9 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.54%) Puppet
6 7 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.30%) Ganglia
8 3 (0.18%) Control-M
8 3 (0.18%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.18%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.060%) HP UCMDB
9 1 (0.060%) Ansible
9 1 (0.060%) Nagios
9 1 (0.060%) CA SiteMinder
9 1 (0.060%) MOM
9 1 (0.060%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.060%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.060%) OpenView
9 1 (0.060%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 535 (32.11%) Oracle
2 323 (19.39%) Microsoft
3 130 (7.80%) Sybase
4 52 (3.12%) Informatica
5 50 (3.00%) VMware
6 49 (2.94%) Business Objects
7 44 (2.64%) SAP
8 40 (2.40%) Red Hat
9 32 (1.92%) IBM
10 30 (1.80%) HP
11 23 (1.38%) Citrix
12 20 (1.20%) Cisco
13 16 (0.96%) JBoss
14 15 (0.90%) Cognos
15 14 (0.84%) Tableau
16 11 (0.66%) Bloomberg
16 11 (0.66%) MicroStrategy
17 10 (0.60%) thinkFolio
18 9 (0.54%) Talend
18 9 (0.54%) Twitter
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