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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 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 828 771 771
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 22.41% 24.44% 24.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.80% 43.81% 46.78%
Number of salaries quoted 498 468 539
Average salary £39,000 £38,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% +2.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%
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
1981 1760 1648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 53.61% 55.78% 51.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1290 1153 1134
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +1 418 £38,500 -3.75% 65
Edinburgh -2 270 £40,000 +5.26% 41
Aberdeen +1 27 £36,250 +0.69% 5
Stirling -6 26 £47,500 -1.04% 2
Dundee +6 16 £30,000 -26.81%
West Lothian 0 12 £36,000 - 5
Fife -6 5 £35,000 +3.70% 2
Scottish Borders 0 4 £21,250 -34.61% 1
South Lanarkshire 0 2 £60,000 - 1
North Lanarkshire -2 2 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Renfrewshire +2 1 - - 1
Highlands - 1 £25,000 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £53,000 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - - 2
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 566 (34.94%) Oracle
2 499 (30.80%) Finance
3 462 (28.52%) SQL Server
4 445 (27.47%) C#
5 431 (26.60%) .NET
6 412 (25.43%) Java
7 377 (23.27%) JavaScript
8 355 (21.91%) HTML
9 327 (20.19%) Microsoft
10 286 (17.65%) PL/SQL
10 286 (17.65%) UNIX
11 262 (16.17%) CSS
12 238 (14.69%) jQuery
13 235 (14.51%) ASP.NET
14 232 (14.32%) Linux
14 232 (14.32%) Agile Software Development
15 229 (14.14%) XML
16 216 (13.33%) Relational Database
17 205 (12.65%) T-SQL
18 201 (12.41%) MS Excel
19 189 (11.67%) Banking
20 188 (11.60%) Windows
21 186 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
22 176 (10.86%) Software Engineering
22 176 (10.86%) Oracle Database
23 152 (9.38%) OO
24 149 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 147 (9.07%) Degree
26 138 (8.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 136 (8.40%) SharePoint

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 136 (8.40%) SharePoint
2 64 (3.95%) SAS
3 59 (3.64%) WebLogic
4 57 (3.52%) Tomcat
5 54 (3.33%) IIS
6 40 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 34 (2.10%) Oracle Workflow
8 31 (1.91%) CMS
9 28 (1.73%) WebSphere
10 26 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 23 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
12 22 (1.36%) Apache
12 22 (1.36%) MS Exchange
13 21 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (0.56%) Umbraco
15 8 (0.49%) Drupal
15 8 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (0.49%) Node.js
16 7 (0.43%) Mule
Applications
1 201 (12.41%) MS Excel
2 49 (3.02%) MS Office
3 23 (1.42%) InfoPath
4 19 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.56%) MS Project
6 6 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.37%) SPSS
7 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.25%) GIMP
7 4 (0.25%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.062%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 58 (3.58%) Oracle EBS
2 50 (3.09%) Oracle EBS R12
3 25 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (1.54%) Oracle 11i
4 17 (1.05%) Oracle Payroll
5 14 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (0.74%) Markit EDM
7 10 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
9 8 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
9 8 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
10 7 (0.43%) Oracle iProcurement
10 7 (0.43%) Oracle HRMS
11 5 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (0.31%) Oracle iRecruitment
11 5 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 4 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
12 4 (0.25%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
1 15 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.49%) SaaS
2 8 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.19%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.19%) Office 365
4 2 (0.12%) Route 53
4 2 (0.12%) GitHub
4 2 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.062%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.15%) Internet
2 24 (1.48%) DNS
3 21 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 19 (1.17%) HTTP
5 17 (1.05%) SAN
6 16 (0.99%) FTP
7 14 (0.86%) SMTP
7 14 (0.86%) Firewall
8 13 (0.80%) VoIP
9 12 (0.74%) LDAP
9 12 (0.74%) DHCP
9 12 (0.74%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.43%) Wireless
11 6 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.31%) VPN
12 5 (0.31%) LAN
12 5 (0.31%) WAN
13 4 (0.25%) SSL
13 4 (0.25%) MPLS
13 4 (0.25%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 462 (28.52%) SQL Server
2 216 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 176 (10.86%) Oracle Database
4 149 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 138 (8.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 135 (8.33%) RDBMS
7 98 (6.05%) Data Warehouse
8 90 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 73 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 55 (3.40%) Oracle Reports
11 51 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 46 (2.84%) MySQL
13 38 (2.35%) DB2
14 31 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
15 30 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
16 28 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
17 27 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
18 26 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
19 25 (1.54%) NoSQL
20 24 (1.48%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 100 (6.17%) Visual Studio
2 54 (3.33%) Subversion
3 51 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 40 (2.47%) JUnit
5 39 (2.41%) Git (software)
6 38 (2.35%) Ant
7 36 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
8 28 (1.73%) Selenium
9 27 (1.67%) Eclipse
10 24 (1.48%) Oracle APEX
11 22 (1.36%) QuickTest Pro
12 18 (1.11%) Toad
13 17 (1.05%) Maven
13 17 (1.05%) ClearCase
14 14 (0.86%) Jenkins
15 13 (0.80%) JIRA
16 9 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
16 9 (0.56%) Hudson
17 8 (0.49%) ProC
18 7 (0.43%) MSBuild
General
1 499 (30.80%) Finance
2 189 (11.67%) Banking
3 76 (4.69%) Investment Banking
4 57 (3.52%) Marketing
5 50 (3.09%) Retail
6 42 (2.59%) Front Office
7 41 (2.53%) Law
8 40 (2.47%) Legal
9 32 (1.98%) Advertising
10 22 (1.36%) Manufacturing
11 17 (1.05%) Games
11 17 (1.05%) Telecoms
12 16 (0.99%) Retail Banking
13 13 (0.80%) Billing
13 13 (0.80%) Back Office
14 11 (0.68%) French Language
15 10 (0.62%) Electronics
16 9 (0.56%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.43%) General Ledger
18 6 (0.37%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 771 (47.59%) Developer
2 384 (23.70%) Analyst
3 128 (7.90%) Software Developer
4 117 (7.22%) Software Engineer
5 115 (7.10%) Java Developer
6 102 (6.30%) Senior Developer
7 101 (6.23%) Business Analyst
8 97 (5.99%) Programmer
9 92 (5.68%) .NET Developer
10 78 (4.81%) Applications Support
11 75 (4.63%) Support Analyst
12 72 (4.44%) Analyst Programmer
13 69 (4.26%) SQL Developer
14 68 (4.20%) Oracle Developer
15 64 (3.95%) C# Developer
16 61 (3.77%) Web Developer
17 58 (3.58%) DBA
17 58 (3.58%) Applications Developer
18 55 (3.40%) Consultant
19 46 (2.84%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 431 (26.60%) .NET
2 355 (21.91%) HTML
3 262 (16.17%) CSS
4 238 (14.69%) jQuery
5 235 (14.51%) ASP.NET
6 229 (14.14%) XML
7 132 (8.15%) .NET Framework
8 121 (7.47%) Spring
9 108 (6.67%) Web Services
10 107 (6.60%) Ajax
11 100 (6.17%) HTML5
12 83 (5.12%) J2EE
13 81 (5.00%) Hibernate
14 78 (4.81%) WCF
15 76 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
16 73 (4.51%) XSLT
17 69 (4.26%) LINQ
18 58 (3.58%) SOAP
19 53 (3.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 46 (2.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 78 (4.81%) Computer Science
2 47 (2.90%) Derivative
3 41 (2.53%) Equities
4 39 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 28 (1.73%) Client/Server
6 26 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (1.42%) Statistics
8 22 (1.36%) N-Tier
9 20 (1.23%) Fixed Income
9 20 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.17%) Replication
11 18 (1.11%) Credit Risk
12 16 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (0.86%) Reference Data
13 14 (0.86%) Data Integration
14 13 (0.80%) Clustering
14 13 (0.80%) Mathematics
15 12 (0.74%) GIS
16 11 (0.68%) DTV
16 11 (0.68%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 286 (17.65%) UNIX
2 232 (14.32%) Linux
3 188 (11.60%) Windows
4 40 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (2.16%) Windows 7
6 28 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (0.80%) AIX
9 13 (0.80%) Windows XP
10 12 (0.74%) Solaris
10 12 (0.74%) Apple iOS
11 11 (0.68%) Android
12 10 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (0.56%) Windows Vista
13 9 (0.56%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.49%) OpenVMS
15 7 (0.43%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.43%) Debian
16 6 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (14.32%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
3 176 (10.86%) Software Engineering
4 152 (9.38%) OO
5 133 (8.21%) MVC
6 114 (7.04%) Business Analysis
7 107 (6.60%) ITIL
8 104 (6.42%) Data Modelling
9 98 (6.05%) Performance Tuning
10 93 (5.74%) Scrum
11 91 (5.62%) TDD
12 90 (5.56%) Project Management
13 89 (5.49%) SOA
14 86 (5.31%) ETL
15 84 (5.19%) Unit Testing
16 83 (5.12%) Workflow
17 82 (5.06%) Web Development
18 69 (4.26%) Data Analysis
19 66 (4.07%) Change Management
20 61 (3.77%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 445 (27.47%) C#
2 412 (25.43%) Java
3 377 (23.27%) JavaScript
4 286 (17.65%) PL/SQL
5 205 (12.65%) T-SQL
6 113 (6.98%) Python
7 99 (6.11%) Perl
8 84 (5.19%) Shell Script
9 76 (4.69%) VB.NET
10 62 (3.83%) VB
10 62 (3.83%) C++
11 50 (3.09%) Ruby
12 40 (2.47%) VBScript
13 37 (2.28%) PHP
13 37 (2.28%) VBA
14 34 (2.10%) PowerShell
15 29 (1.79%) VB6
16 25 (1.54%) RPG
17 24 (1.48%) XQuery
17 24 (1.48%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 147 (9.07%) Degree
2 37 (2.28%) ISEB
3 27 (1.67%) ISTQB
4 16 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
5 14 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (0.74%) OCP
6 12 (0.74%) PhD
7 11 (0.68%) MCP
8 10 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (0.56%) Security Cleared
10 8 (0.49%) Postgraduate
11 6 (0.37%) SC Cleared
12 5 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (0.31%) MBA
12 5 (0.31%) MCITP
12 5 (0.31%) MCSE
13 3 (0.19%) APMP
14 2 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (6.05%) QA
2 54 (3.33%) SLA
3 21 (1.30%) ISO 9001
4 17 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.25%) HL7
7 4 (0.25%) Basel III
System Software
1 30 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.86%) Hyper-V
3 14 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.43%) XenApp
4 7 (0.43%) vSphere
5 4 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.12%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (1.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 19 (1.17%) Oracle Identity Management
3 12 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.49%) SCCM
5 6 (0.37%) Puppet
5 6 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.31%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.25%) Control-M
8 3 (0.19%) MOM
8 3 (0.19%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.062%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.062%) OpenView
9 1 (0.062%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.062%) Nagios
9 1 (0.062%) CA SiteMinder
9 1 (0.062%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.062%) Ansible
9 1 (0.062%) HP UCMDB
9 1 (0.062%) SCOM
Vendors
1 566 (34.94%) Oracle
2 327 (20.19%) Microsoft
3 117 (7.22%) Sybase
4 53 (3.27%) Informatica
5 52 (3.21%) VMware
6 43 (2.65%) SAP
7 37 (2.28%) Red Hat
8 36 (2.22%) Business Objects
9 27 (1.67%) HP
10 26 (1.60%) Citrix
11 24 (1.48%) Cisco
11 24 (1.48%) IBM
12 16 (0.99%) Cognos
13 14 (0.86%) JBoss
14 11 (0.68%) MicroStrategy
15 9 (0.56%) Bloomberg
15 9 (0.56%) Tableau
15 9 (0.56%) Twitter
15 9 (0.56%) Talend
16 8 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
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