The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK / Scotland
Rank 4 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL 495 673 560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 21.42% 22.95% 17.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.42% 46.51% 33.84%
Number of salaries quoted 265 404 339
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
1359 1447 1655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 58.81% 49.35% 52.26%
Number of salaries quoted 832 925 1116
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 February 2017.

SQL Salary Histogram in Scotland

SQL
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -1 209 £40,000 - 25
Edinburgh -1 207 £42,750 +0.58% 44
West Lothian +1 19 £38,750 +10.71% 1
Renfrewshire +3 10 £38,750 -15.76% 2
Fife +6 9 £30,750 -5.38%
Dundee +13 6 £44,500 +36.92%
Aberdeen +4 4 £24,000 -40.00%
Scottish Borders -1 4 £31,250 +4.16% 2
Perth and Kinross - 4 £53,000 -
North Lanarkshire +3 3 £38,000 -5.00%
South Lanarkshire -3 2 £32,200 -5.29%
Moray - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SQL.

1 296 (32.17%) Oracle
2 278 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
3 273 (29.67%) Finance
4 252 (27.39%) Java
5 247 (26.85%) PL/SQL
6 240 (26.09%) SQL Server
7 225 (24.46%) C#
8 221 (24.02%) .NET
9 173 (18.80%) Microsoft
10 152 (16.52%) JavaScript
11 140 (15.22%) HTML
12 124 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
13 116 (12.61%) XML
14 113 (12.28%) Relational Database
15 112 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
15 112 (12.17%) MS Excel
16 110 (11.96%) Oracle Database
16 110 (11.96%) SDLC
17 109 (11.85%) Data Warehouse
18 107 (11.63%) Degree
19 105 (11.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 101 (10.98%) Windows
20 101 (10.98%) T-SQL
21 98 (10.65%) CSS
22 96 (10.43%) Analytics
23 94 (10.22%) Linux
24 87 (9.46%) MVC
25 86 (9.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 83 (9.02%) ASP.NET
27 75 (8.15%) Web Services

SQL
Top Related 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 64 (6.96%) SAS
2 32 (3.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 26 (2.83%) JBoss
3 26 (2.83%) SharePoint
4 22 (2.39%) MS Exchange
4 22 (2.39%) Tomcat
5 18 (1.96%) IIS
6 15 (1.63%) WebSphere
7 14 (1.52%) CMS
8 13 (1.41%) Apache Pig
8 13 (1.41%) NetWeaver
8 13 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
9 12 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.87%) Apache
10 8 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.87%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.43%) Confluence
13 4 (0.43%) GemFire
Applications
1 112 (12.17%) MS Excel
2 34 (3.70%) MS Office
3 12 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (1.30%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.76%) Adobe Captivate
6 6 (0.65%) InDesign
7 2 (0.22%) MS Project
7 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.22%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (3.48%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (2.83%) Oracle Applications
3 22 (2.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (2.17%) Oracle 11i
5 11 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 9 (0.98%) Sonata
7 6 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.54%) HFM
8 5 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.54%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 5 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.33%) Markit EDM
11 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.11%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
11 1 (0.11%) Sage 1000
11 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 51 (5.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.52%) SaaS
4 12 (1.30%) GitHub
5 9 (0.98%) Google Analytics
6 8 (0.87%) Office 365
7 4 (0.43%) PaaS
8 3 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.33%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.11%) Heroku
9 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.28%) DNS
2 19 (2.07%) Firewall
3 16 (1.74%) SAN
4 13 (1.41%) LAN
4 13 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.41%) WAN
5 9 (0.98%) Network Security
6 8 (0.87%) Internet
7 7 (0.76%) DHCP
7 7 (0.76%) LDAP
8 5 (0.54%) VPN
9 4 (0.43%) HTTP
9 4 (0.43%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.43%) NAS
9 4 (0.43%) SSH
9 4 (0.43%) VoIP
9 4 (0.43%) Wireless
10 3 (0.33%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.33%) SNMP
10 3 (0.33%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 113 (12.28%) Relational Database
3 110 (11.96%) Oracle Database
4 109 (11.85%) Data Warehouse
5 105 (11.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 86 (9.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 72 (7.83%) RDBMS
8 57 (6.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 47 (5.11%) Oracle Reports
10 45 (4.89%) SQL Server 2012
11 42 (4.57%) Oracle Database 10g
12 32 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
13 29 (3.15%) DB2
13 29 (3.15%) NoSQL
14 28 (3.04%) Hadoop
15 27 (2.93%) MySQL
16 25 (2.72%) Big Data
17 23 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
18 20 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 18 (1.96%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 59 (6.41%) Git (software)
2 37 (4.02%) Oracle APEX
3 35 (3.80%) PowerBuilder
4 33 (3.59%) JIRA
4 33 (3.59%) Selenium
5 31 (3.37%) Oracle Forms
6 22 (2.39%) JUnit
7 21 (2.28%) PVCS
7 21 (2.28%) Subversion
8 19 (2.07%) Maven
8 19 (2.07%) Visual Studio
9 16 (1.74%) Jenkins
10 15 (1.63%) Bitbucket
11 13 (1.41%) JDeveloper
12 12 (1.30%) Cucumber
12 12 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
12 12 (1.30%) Eclipse
13 11 (1.20%) Talend Open Studio
14 8 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (0.76%) Ant
General
1 273 (29.67%) Finance
2 54 (5.87%) Banking
3 36 (3.91%) Marketing
4 26 (2.83%) Legal
5 15 (1.63%) Retail
6 10 (1.09%) Automotive
6 10 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.98%) Games
7 9 (0.98%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.65%) Advertising
9 5 (0.54%) General Ledger
9 5 (0.54%) German Language
10 4 (0.43%) Publishing
11 3 (0.33%) Back Office
11 3 (0.33%) Law
11 3 (0.33%) Local Government
12 2 (0.22%) Billing
12 2 (0.22%) Electronics
12 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 456 (49.57%) Developer
2 141 (15.33%) Analyst
3 108 (11.74%) Senior Developer
4 97 (10.54%) SQL Developer
5 91 (9.89%) Java Developer
6 76 (8.26%) Oracle Developer
7 62 (6.74%) .NET Developer
8 56 (6.09%) Software Developer
9 47 (5.11%) Consultant
9 47 (5.11%) Support Analyst
10 40 (4.35%) C# Developer
11 38 (4.13%) Applications Developer
11 38 (4.13%) DBA
12 36 (3.91%) Applications Support
12 36 (3.91%) SQL Analyst
13 34 (3.70%) Web Developer
14 31 (3.37%) Applications Support Analyst
14 31 (3.37%) Senior SQL Developer
15 28 (3.04%) Senior Java Developer
15 28 (3.04%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (24.02%) .NET
2 140 (15.22%) HTML
3 116 (12.61%) XML
4 98 (10.65%) CSS
5 83 (9.02%) ASP.NET
6 75 (8.15%) Web Services
7 64 (6.96%) Spring
8 54 (5.87%) HTML5
9 48 (5.22%) J2EE
10 47 (5.11%) jQuery
11 46 (5.00%) AngularJS
11 46 (5.00%) Hibernate
11 46 (5.00%) JSON
12 43 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC
12 43 (4.67%) SOAP
13 33 (3.59%) Java EE
14 32 (3.48%) CSS3
15 28 (3.04%) JMS
16 26 (2.83%) WCF
17 25 (2.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 124 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 33 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
4 26 (2.83%) Credit Risk
5 20 (2.17%) Replication
6 15 (1.63%) Hedge funds
7 14 (1.52%) Data Structures
8 12 (1.30%) Fintech
9 11 (1.20%) Algorithms
9 11 (1.20%) Clustering
10 10 (1.09%) Derivative
11 9 (0.98%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.98%) User Experience
12 8 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.87%) N-Tier
13 7 (0.76%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.65%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.65%) Digital Media
15 5 (0.54%) Driving Licence
15 5 (0.54%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 101 (10.98%) Windows
2 94 (10.22%) Linux
3 73 (7.93%) Unix
4 26 (2.83%) Windows Server
5 23 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.98%) Windows XP
9 8 (0.87%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.87%) Solaris
10 7 (0.76%) AIX
10 7 (0.76%) OpenVMS
10 7 (0.76%) Windows 2000
10 7 (0.76%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.43%) Android
12 4 (0.43%) CentOS
12 4 (0.43%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.33%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
3 110 (11.96%) SDLC
4 96 (10.43%) Analytics
5 87 (9.46%) MVC
6 73 (7.93%) TDD
7 72 (7.83%) Scrum
8 69 (7.50%) ETL
9 63 (6.85%) OO
10 61 (6.63%) Software Engineering
11 60 (6.52%) ITIL
12 54 (5.87%) Data Analysis
13 51 (5.54%) Data Modelling
14 50 (5.43%) Mentoring
14 50 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 50 (5.43%) Web Development
15 48 (5.22%) Project Management
16 43 (4.67%) SOA
17 41 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
18 36 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 252 (27.39%) Java
2 247 (26.85%) PL/SQL
3 225 (24.46%) C#
4 152 (16.52%) JavaScript
5 101 (10.98%) T-SQL
6 69 (7.50%) Python
7 45 (4.89%) VB.NET
8 35 (3.80%) PowerShell
9 28 (3.04%) VBA
10 23 (2.50%) Shell Script
11 21 (2.28%) Perl
11 21 (2.28%) R
12 17 (1.85%) VB
13 15 (1.63%) Bash Shell
13 15 (1.63%) C++
13 15 (1.63%) PHP
14 10 (1.09%) Delphi
15 9 (0.98%) C
15 9 (0.98%) Scala
16 8 (0.87%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 107 (11.63%) Degree
2 23 (2.50%) ISEB
3 22 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (2.39%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.52%) MCSE
5 12 (1.30%) ISTQB
6 11 (1.20%) HND
6 11 (1.20%) MCSA
7 7 (0.76%) MCITP
8 4 (0.43%) CCNA
8 4 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.33%) MCP
9 3 (0.33%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.22%) CCNP
10 2 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.22%) PhD
10 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.11%) QA
2 16 (1.74%) SLA
3 15 (1.63%) Basel III
4 11 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.09%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.43%) MiFID
8 2 (0.22%) COBIT
8 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.11%) EMIR
9 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.11%) UCITS
System Software
1 58 (6.30%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.09%) XenApp
5 8 (0.87%) NFS
5 8 (0.87%) Samba
6 5 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.33%) Docker
8 3 (0.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 3 (0.33%) Time Sharing Option
8 3 (0.33%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.22%) NDS
9 2 (0.22%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 2 (0.22%) UAG
9 2 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.22%) vSphere
10 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (1.41%) Ambari
1 13 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.87%) SCCM
3 7 (0.76%) Ansible
3 7 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.76%) Puppet
3 7 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (0.54%) SCOM
5 2 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.22%) MOM
5 2 (0.22%) Nagios
5 2 (0.22%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 2 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 296 (32.17%) Oracle
2 173 (18.80%) Microsoft
3 29 (3.15%) VMware
4 25 (2.72%) MicroStrategy
5 22 (2.39%) Cisco
6 21 (2.28%) Citrix
7 20 (2.17%) IBM
7 20 (2.17%) SAP
8 19 (2.07%) Sybase
9 18 (1.96%) HP
9 18 (1.96%) Perforce
10 17 (1.85%) Cognos
11 13 (1.41%) Adobe
11 13 (1.41%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.30%) Tableau
13 11 (1.20%) Google
13 11 (1.20%) Talend
14 8 (0.87%) FNZ
14 8 (0.87%) Informatica
14 8 (0.87%) Vertica
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