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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 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 798 728 750
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 22.43% 23.18% 23.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.07% 42.25% 45.18%
Number of salaries quoted 484 413 515
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £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 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
1897 1723 1660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 53.32% 54.87% 51.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1215 1101 1118
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £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 1 October 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 1 October 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 0 395 £38,500 -3.75% 35
Edinburgh -3 293 £40,000 - 40
Stirling -9 32 £47,500 +21.79% 4
Aberdeen -6 15 £40,000 +15.94% 5
South Lanarkshire - 9 £37,500 - 6
West Lothian -1 8 £33,250 -5.00% 5
Dundee -3 4 £35,000 -14.62%
Scottish Borders -1 3 £21,250 -39.28%
North Lanarkshire - 3 £35,000 -
Inverclyde - 2 £35,000 -
Fife -10 1 £40,000 +18.51% 2
Midlothian - 1 £34,000 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £50,000 - 3
Argyll and Bute - 1 £53,000 -
East Ayrshire - 1 £32,500 - 2
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 533 (32.40%) Finance
2 522 (31.73%) Oracle
3 490 (29.79%) SQL Server
4 460 (27.96%) Java
5 441 (26.81%) C#
6 428 (26.02%) .NET
7 423 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
8 400 (24.32%) JavaScript
9 359 (21.82%) HTML
10 304 (18.48%) Microsoft
11 288 (17.51%) UNIX
12 265 (16.11%) PL/SQL
13 257 (15.62%) CSS
14 252 (15.32%) XML
15 244 (14.83%) ASP.NET
16 243 (14.77%) jQuery
17 242 (14.71%) Relational Database
18 239 (14.53%) Linux
19 228 (13.86%) T-SQL
20 218 (13.25%) Banking
21 213 (12.95%) Software Engineering
22 203 (12.34%) MS Excel
23 197 (11.98%) Windows
24 180 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
25 174 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
26 160 (9.73%) Degree
27 157 (9.54%) OO
28 155 (9.42%) MVC
29 146 (8.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 146 (8.88%) Oracle Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 124 (7.54%) SharePoint
2 78 (4.74%) Tomcat
3 74 (4.50%) SAS
4 70 (4.26%) WebLogic
5 56 (3.40%) IIS
6 34 (2.07%) WebSphere
7 32 (1.95%) CMS
8 30 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
9 26 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 26 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
10 25 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
11 24 (1.46%) MS Exchange
12 23 (1.40%) Apache
13 14 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
14 11 (0.67%) Node.js
14 11 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (0.61%) FileNet
16 8 (0.49%) Mule
17 7 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
17 7 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 203 (12.34%) MS Excel
2 43 (2.61%) MS Office
3 19 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.03%) InfoPath
5 7 (0.43%) MS Project
6 6 (0.36%) SPSS
6 6 (0.36%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.24%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.061%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 44 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
2 36 (2.19%) Oracle EBS R12
3 24 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (1.09%) Oracle 11i
5 16 (0.97%) Markit EDM
6 13 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 11 (0.67%) Oracle Payroll
8 8 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
8 8 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
9 7 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (0.43%) Oracle iProcurement
9 7 (0.43%) Agresso
9 7 (0.43%) Oracle HRMS
10 5 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (0.30%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 5 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
10 5 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 40 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.43%) SaaS
5 3 (0.18%) Office 365
5 3 (0.18%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.12%) Route 53
6 2 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.061%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.86%) Internet
2 26 (1.58%) DNS
3 19 (1.16%) SAN
3 19 (1.16%) HTTP
4 18 (1.09%) Firewall
4 18 (1.09%) FTP
5 17 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 16 (0.97%) SMTP
7 14 (0.85%) HTTPS
8 13 (0.79%) VoIP
9 12 (0.73%) DHCP
10 9 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.43%) MPLS
12 6 (0.36%) DMZ
12 6 (0.36%) Intranet
12 6 (0.36%) Ethernet
12 6 (0.36%) FCoE
12 6 (0.36%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (0.30%) LDAP
13 5 (0.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 490 (29.79%) SQL Server
2 242 (14.71%) Relational Database
3 146 (8.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 146 (8.88%) Oracle Database
4 139 (8.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 126 (7.66%) RDBMS
6 104 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
7 74 (4.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 71 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 54 (3.28%) MySQL
10 49 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 37 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
11 37 (2.25%) DB2
12 36 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
13 33 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
14 29 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
14 29 (1.76%) NoSQL
15 26 (1.58%) QlikView
16 25 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
17 24 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 111 (6.75%) Visual Studio
2 62 (3.77%) Subversion
3 49 (2.98%) JUnit
4 39 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 36 (2.19%) Ant
6 34 (2.07%) Selenium
6 34 (2.07%) Git (software)
6 34 (2.07%) Eclipse
7 30 (1.82%) Maven
8 23 (1.40%) QuickTest Pro
9 21 (1.28%) JIRA
9 21 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
10 19 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
11 18 (1.09%) Jenkins
12 16 (0.97%) Toad
13 15 (0.91%) ClearCase
14 12 (0.73%) Hudson
15 8 (0.49%) LoadRunner
15 8 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
15 8 (0.49%) SoapUI
General
1 533 (32.40%) Finance
2 218 (13.25%) Banking
3 75 (4.56%) Investment Banking
4 70 (4.26%) Retail
5 55 (3.34%) Law
6 54 (3.28%) Marketing
7 39 (2.37%) Front Office
8 38 (2.31%) Legal
9 34 (2.07%) Telecoms
10 29 (1.76%) Retail Banking
11 23 (1.40%) Manufacturing
12 22 (1.34%) Advertising
13 16 (0.97%) Games
14 13 (0.79%) Electronics
15 11 (0.67%) Back Office
16 8 (0.49%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.49%) French Language
16 8 (0.49%) Private Banking
17 7 (0.43%) Billing
17 7 (0.43%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 738 (44.86%) Developer
2 403 (24.50%) Analyst
3 132 (8.02%) Java Developer
4 131 (7.96%) Software Engineer
5 130 (7.90%) Software Developer
6 118 (7.17%) Senior Developer
7 107 (6.50%) Business Analyst
8 100 (6.08%) Programmer
9 85 (5.17%) .NET Developer
10 84 (5.11%) Applications Support
11 82 (4.98%) Support Analyst
12 71 (4.32%) Analyst Programmer
13 70 (4.26%) Web Developer
14 63 (3.83%) C# Developer
15 61 (3.71%) DBA
16 60 (3.65%) SQL Developer
17 55 (3.34%) Applications Developer
18 53 (3.22%) Consultant
19 52 (3.16%) Senior Software Engineer
20 49 (2.98%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 428 (26.02%) .NET
2 359 (21.82%) HTML
3 257 (15.62%) CSS
4 252 (15.32%) XML
5 244 (14.83%) ASP.NET
6 243 (14.77%) jQuery
7 145 (8.81%) .NET Framework
8 129 (7.84%) Spring
9 120 (7.29%) Web Services
10 115 (6.99%) Ajax
11 113 (6.87%) HTML5
12 90 (5.47%) ASP.NET MVC
13 78 (4.74%) Hibernate
14 74 (4.50%) J2EE
15 72 (4.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 67 (4.07%) XSLT
17 63 (3.83%) WCF
18 60 (3.65%) LINQ
19 57 (3.47%) SOAP
20 56 (3.40%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 174 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (4.86%) Computer Science
3 46 (2.80%) Derivative
4 42 (2.55%) Management Information System
5 36 (2.19%) Equities
6 29 (1.76%) Cryptography
7 27 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (1.52%) Credit Risk
9 23 (1.40%) Replication
10 21 (1.28%) Statistics
10 21 (1.28%) Client/Server
11 20 (1.22%) Fixed Income
11 20 (1.22%) N-Tier
12 19 (1.16%) Algorithms
13 17 (1.03%) Mobile App
13 17 (1.03%) Mathematics
14 15 (0.91%) Data Structures
14 15 (0.91%) Data Integration
14 15 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 14 (0.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 288 (17.51%) UNIX
2 239 (14.53%) Linux
3 197 (11.98%) Windows
4 36 (2.19%) Windows 7
5 31 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (1.34%) AIX
10 16 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 15 (0.91%) Solaris
12 13 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (0.61%) HPUX
13 10 (0.61%) Windows XP
13 10 (0.61%) Android
14 8 (0.49%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (0.43%) Debian
16 6 (0.36%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (12.95%) Software Engineering
3 180 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
4 157 (9.54%) OO
5 155 (9.42%) MVC
6 116 (7.05%) Data Modelling
7 109 (6.63%) Business Analysis
8 105 (6.38%) TDD
9 101 (6.14%) ITIL
10 98 (5.96%) Performance Tuning
11 97 (5.90%) Scrum
12 94 (5.71%) Web Development
13 93 (5.65%) Project Management
13 93 (5.65%) Mentoring
14 88 (5.35%) ETL
15 82 (4.98%) Workflow
16 79 (4.80%) SOA
17 73 (4.44%) Data Analysis
18 68 (4.13%) Asset Management
18 68 (4.13%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 460 (27.96%) Java
2 441 (26.81%) C#
3 400 (24.32%) JavaScript
4 265 (16.11%) PL/SQL
5 228 (13.86%) T-SQL
6 126 (7.66%) Python
7 96 (5.84%) Perl
8 66 (4.01%) C++
9 65 (3.95%) Shell Script
10 64 (3.89%) VB.NET
11 52 (3.16%) Ruby
12 50 (3.04%) VB
13 42 (2.55%) VBA
14 39 (2.37%) VBScript
15 38 (2.31%) PHP
16 30 (1.82%) PowerShell
17 26 (1.58%) RPG
18 24 (1.46%) XQuery
18 24 (1.46%) RPG IV
19 22 (1.34%) VB6
Qualifications
1 160 (9.73%) Degree
2 46 (2.80%) ISEB
3 31 (1.88%) ISTQB
4 18 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
5 17 (1.03%) OCP
6 15 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (0.85%) PhD
8 13 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.49%) MCP
10 8 (0.49%) Postgraduate
11 7 (0.43%) Security Cleared
12 6 (0.36%) MCSE
12 6 (0.36%) APMP
13 5 (0.30%) MCITP
13 5 (0.30%) MBA
14 3 (0.18%) SC Cleared
14 3 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (0.12%) CCNA
15 2 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (6.38%) QA
2 43 (2.61%) SLA
3 13 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.24%) Basel III
7 2 (0.12%) Basel II
7 2 (0.12%) HL7
7 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.061%) MiFID
System Software
1 26 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.43%) XenApp
6 6 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.36%) vSphere
7 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.18%) NFS
8 3 (0.18%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.12%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.061%) RACF
10 1 (0.061%) Samba
Systems Management
1 24 (1.46%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 19 (1.16%) Oracle Identity Management
3 11 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.61%) SCCM
5 9 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.55%) Puppet
6 7 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.30%) Ganglia
8 3 (0.18%) Control-M
8 3 (0.18%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.12%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.061%) HP UCMDB
10 1 (0.061%) Ansible
10 1 (0.061%) CA Endevor
10 1 (0.061%) OMEGAMON
10 1 (0.061%) SCOM
10 1 (0.061%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.061%) Unicenter
10 1 (0.061%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.061%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 522 (31.73%) Oracle
2 304 (18.48%) Microsoft
3 128 (7.78%) Sybase
4 53 (3.22%) Informatica
5 50 (3.04%) Business Objects
6 48 (2.92%) SAP
7 46 (2.80%) VMware
8 39 (2.37%) Red Hat
9 36 (2.19%) IBM
10 32 (1.95%) HP
11 20 (1.22%) Citrix
11 20 (1.22%) Cisco
12 19 (1.16%) JBoss
13 16 (0.97%) Cognos
14 14 (0.85%) Tableau
15 11 (0.67%) Bloomberg
15 11 (0.67%) MicroStrategy
16 9 (0.55%) Twitter
16 9 (0.55%) thinkFolio
16 9 (0.55%) Fidessa
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