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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 663 556 612
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 22.23% 18.23% 18.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.80% 34.97% 33.59%
Number of salaries quoted 392 335 382
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
1480 1590 1822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 49.63% 52.13% 55.40%
Number of salaries quoted 956 1079 1196
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +6 354 £40,000 - 50
Edinburgh +4 241 £42,500 +6.25% 44
Stirling +3 19 £61,000 +29.78% 3
West Lothian +7 18 £35,000 - 2
Dundee -6 12 £32,500 -29.72%
Fife -4 7 £32,500 -24.28% 1
Scottish Borders +1 5 £30,000 +46.34% 4
Aberdeen -4 5 £40,000 +2.56% 2
Argyll and Bute - 5 £31,500 -
East Ayrshire - 4 £32,500 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 3 £38,000 - 2
Renfrewshire -2 1 £36,000 - 4
South Lanarkshire - 1 £34,000 - 1
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 430 (33.49%) Oracle
2 400 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
3 386 (30.06%) Finance
4 372 (28.97%) SQL Server
5 352 (27.41%) Java
6 295 (22.98%) .NET
7 294 (22.90%) C#
8 254 (19.78%) Degree
9 239 (18.61%) Microsoft
10 233 (18.15%) PL/SQL
11 224 (17.45%) Business Intelligence
12 221 (17.21%) JavaScript
13 213 (16.59%) Unix
14 206 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
15 197 (15.34%) HTML
16 196 (15.26%) Windows
17 174 (13.55%) CSS
17 174 (13.55%) Relational Database
18 170 (13.24%) Data Warehouse
19 163 (12.69%) XML
20 161 (12.54%) Oracle Database
21 160 (12.46%) Banking
22 157 (12.23%) Linux
23 153 (11.92%) MS Excel
24 144 (11.21%) SDLC
25 143 (11.14%) TDD
26 142 (11.06%) Python
27 140 (10.90%) ASP.NET
28 137 (10.67%) Scrum
29 129 (10.05%) T-SQL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 71 (5.53%) SAS
2 63 (4.91%) Tomcat
3 54 (4.21%) SharePoint
4 49 (3.82%) JBoss
5 39 (3.04%) Apache
5 39 (3.04%) IIS
6 38 (2.96%) WebLogic
7 28 (2.18%) Oracle Coherence
8 23 (1.79%) CMS
8 23 (1.79%) MS Exchange
9 19 (1.48%) Oracle Application Server
9 19 (1.48%) Umbraco
9 19 (1.48%) WebSphere
10 17 (1.32%) MQSeries
11 14 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.70%) GemFire
13 8 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.55%) ArcGIS
14 7 (0.55%) Jetty
Applications
1 153 (11.92%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.65%) MS Office
3 8 (0.62%) SPSS
4 7 (0.55%) MS Project
5 5 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.078%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.078%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 28 (2.18%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (2.10%) Oracle 11i
3 25 (1.95%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (1.56%) Oracle BPM
5 17 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
7 4 (0.31%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.16%) Servitor
9 2 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 60 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.79%) Office 365
2 23 (1.79%) SaaS
3 21 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.25%) Google Analytics
5 12 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.86%) GitHub
6 11 (0.86%) Heroku
7 9 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.16%) PaaS
11 1 (0.078%) AdWords
11 1 (0.078%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.58%) DNS
2 45 (3.50%) DHCP
3 36 (2.80%) Firewall
4 32 (2.49%) SAN
5 24 (1.87%) Internet
6 18 (1.40%) WAN
7 15 (1.17%) LAN
8 9 (0.70%) SSL
8 9 (0.70%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.55%) VoIP
10 5 (0.39%) HTTP
11 4 (0.31%) FTP
11 4 (0.31%) LDAP
11 4 (0.31%) SSH
12 3 (0.23%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.23%) InfiniBand
12 3 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.23%) SNMP
13 2 (0.16%) ATM
13 2 (0.16%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (28.97%) SQL Server
2 174 (13.55%) Relational Database
3 170 (13.24%) Data Warehouse
4 161 (12.54%) Oracle Database
5 126 (9.81%) RDBMS
6 106 (8.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 98 (7.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 95 (7.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 90 (7.01%) Oracle Database 10g
10 71 (5.53%) BusinessObjects
11 55 (4.28%) Oracle Reports
12 52 (4.05%) NoSQL
13 45 (3.50%) MySQL
14 39 (3.04%) Big Data
15 35 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 33 (2.57%) Crystal Reports
17 32 (2.49%) Oracle BI EE
18 30 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
18 30 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
19 29 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 65 (5.06%) Subversion
2 53 (4.13%) Maven
3 49 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 47 (3.66%) Git (software)
5 42 (3.27%) JUnit
6 41 (3.19%) Jenkins
7 39 (3.04%) Selenium
7 39 (3.04%) Visual Studio
8 34 (2.65%) JIRA
9 28 (2.18%) FitNesse
10 25 (1.95%) Oracle Forms
11 20 (1.56%) NUnit
12 18 (1.40%) Toad
13 17 (1.32%) Ant
13 17 (1.32%) Cucumber
14 14 (1.09%) JDeveloper
15 11 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
16 10 (0.78%) Eclipse
16 10 (0.78%) PowerBuilder
16 10 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 386 (30.06%) Finance
2 160 (12.46%) Banking
3 38 (2.96%) Retail
4 37 (2.88%) Marketing
5 33 (2.57%) Investment Banking
6 29 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 26 (2.02%) Telecoms
8 25 (1.95%) Front Office
9 23 (1.79%) Legal
10 17 (1.32%) Games
11 16 (1.25%) Back Office
11 16 (1.25%) Spanish Language
12 12 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.93%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.55%) Electronics
14 5 (0.39%) Law
15 4 (0.31%) Automotive
16 3 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.16%) Publishing
18 1 (0.078%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 536 (41.74%) Developer
2 263 (20.48%) Analyst
3 127 (9.89%) Java Developer
4 112 (8.72%) DBA
5 98 (7.63%) Senior Developer
6 88 (6.85%) .NET Developer
7 81 (6.31%) SQL Developer
8 66 (5.14%) SQL DBA
9 65 (5.06%) Consultant
10 60 (4.67%) C# Developer
11 58 (4.52%) Business Analyst
12 57 (4.44%) Applications Support
13 53 (4.13%) Software Developer
14 50 (3.89%) Software Engineer
15 48 (3.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 45 (3.50%) Oracle Developer
17 44 (3.43%) Support Analyst
17 44 (3.43%) Technical Analyst
18 43 (3.35%) Architect
19 41 (3.19%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (22.98%) .NET
2 197 (15.34%) HTML
3 174 (13.55%) CSS
4 163 (12.69%) XML
5 140 (10.90%) ASP.NET
6 124 (9.66%) Spring
7 97 (7.55%) Hibernate
8 94 (7.32%) Web Services
9 72 (5.61%) jQuery
10 64 (4.98%) AngularJS
10 64 (4.98%) HTML5
11 61 (4.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 60 (4.67%) .NET Framework
13 44 (3.43%) Entity Framework
13 44 (3.43%) RESTful
14 37 (2.88%) CSS3
15 34 (2.65%) J2EE
15 34 (2.65%) Middleware
16 33 (2.57%) ASP.NET Web API
17 28 (2.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 206 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (7.71%) Computer Science
3 43 (3.35%) Derivative
4 40 (3.12%) Data Integration
5 38 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.80%) Mobile App
7 35 (2.73%) Clustering
8 34 (2.65%) Mathematics
9 29 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
9 29 (2.26%) Fixed Income
10 27 (2.10%) Market Risk
11 26 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 20 (1.56%) N-Tier
13 18 (1.40%) Data Structures
13 18 (1.40%) Replication
14 16 (1.25%) Data Centre
14 16 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
14 16 (1.25%) User Experience
15 14 (1.09%) Credit Risk
15 14 (1.09%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 213 (16.59%) Unix
2 196 (15.26%) Windows
3 157 (12.23%) Linux
4 55 (4.28%) Windows Server
5 43 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (3.12%) Android
7 26 (2.02%) Solaris
8 21 (1.64%) Apple iOS
9 19 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.86%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.55%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.39%) Debian
15 4 (0.31%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.23%) CentOS
17 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (17.45%) Business Intelligence
3 144 (11.21%) SDLC
4 143 (11.14%) TDD
5 137 (10.67%) Scrum
6 128 (9.97%) OO
7 112 (8.72%) MVC
8 109 (8.49%) Data Modelling
9 104 (8.10%) ETL
10 96 (7.48%) Project Management
11 94 (7.32%) Software Engineering
12 85 (6.62%) Data Analysis
13 76 (5.92%) Performance Tuning
14 71 (5.53%) Analytics
15 70 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
16 64 (4.98%) Business Analysis
17 62 (4.83%) ITIL
18 55 (4.28%) Asset Management
19 53 (4.13%) Automated Testing
20 49 (3.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 352 (27.41%) Java
2 294 (22.90%) C#
3 233 (18.15%) PL/SQL
4 221 (17.21%) JavaScript
5 142 (11.06%) Python
6 129 (10.05%) T-SQL
7 95 (7.40%) C++
8 79 (6.15%) Shell Script
9 61 (4.75%) VB.NET
10 57 (4.44%) Perl
11 40 (3.12%) VBA
12 33 (2.57%) PHP
13 30 (2.34%) VB
14 29 (2.26%) Ruby
15 25 (1.95%) PowerShell
16 21 (1.64%) Groovy
17 17 (1.32%) Embedded C++
18 15 (1.17%) VB6
19 13 (1.01%) Bash Shell
19 13 (1.01%) C
Qualifications
1 254 (19.78%) Degree
2 41 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (2.49%) ISEB
4 23 (1.79%) MCSE
5 15 (1.17%) Security Cleared
6 13 (1.01%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.70%) SC Cleared
8 8 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
9 7 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.55%) MCITP
9 7 (0.55%) MCSA
10 6 (0.47%) MCP
11 4 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.31%) OCA
11 4 (0.31%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.23%) CISSP
12 3 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.23%) MCTS
12 3 (0.23%) OCP
12 3 (0.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (6.39%) QA
2 55 (4.28%) SLA
3 21 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.93%) Basel II
5 12 (0.93%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.23%) HL7
7 2 (0.16%) COREP
7 2 (0.16%) FATCA
7 2 (0.16%) FINREP
7 2 (0.16%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.078%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 67 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.41%) Hyper-V
3 29 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.31%) NFS
6 4 (0.31%) RACF
6 4 (0.31%) Samba
6 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.31%) XenApp
6 4 (0.31%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.23%) GPFS
7 3 (0.23%) HDFS
7 3 (0.23%) iptables
7 3 (0.23%) Postfix
7 3 (0.23%) Squid
7 3 (0.23%) Varnish
8 2 (0.16%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.16%) zsh
Systems Management
1 26 (2.02%) SCCM
1 26 (2.02%) SCOM
2 20 (1.56%) Puppet
3 14 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
5 8 (0.62%) Data Guard
5 8 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Management
6 7 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
7 6 (0.47%) Nagios
7 6 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 5 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.23%) Control-M
10 3 (0.23%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.23%) yum
11 2 (0.16%) Ambari
11 2 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.16%) Oozie
Vendors
1 430 (33.49%) Oracle
2 239 (18.61%) Microsoft
3 63 (4.91%) Sybase
4 60 (4.67%) Informatica
5 36 (2.80%) VMware
6 27 (2.10%) Teradata
7 21 (1.64%) Tableau
8 20 (1.56%) Cognos
9 19 (1.48%) Google
10 18 (1.40%) HP
11 17 (1.32%) SAP
12 16 (1.25%) Dell
13 15 (1.17%) IBM
14 14 (1.09%) Red Hat
15 13 (1.01%) Kaspersky
15 13 (1.01%) Siemens
15 13 (1.01%) WatchGuard
16 12 (0.93%) Cisco
17 11 (0.86%) MicroStrategy
17 11 (0.86%) Sun
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