The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK / Scotland
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 527 629 559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.73% 21.51% 18.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.40% 44.02% 34.09%
Number of salaries quoted 261 362 334
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1409 1429 1640
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 60.76% 48.87% 53.06%
Number of salaries quoted 816 912 1053
Median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing SQL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Scotland

SQL
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL in Scotland.

Salary trend for SQL in Scotland

SQL
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL 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 24 March 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 -1 247 £40,000 - 35
Edinburgh -1 210 £42,500 -5.55% 32
West Lothian 0 19 £35,250 -17.05% 3
Dundee +13 9 £44,500 +36.92% 5
Fife +8 7 £26,750 +2.88%
Perth and Kinross - 4 £53,000 -
North Lanarkshire +4 3 £38,000 -
Aberdeen +3 3 £35,000 -4.76% 1
Scottish Borders -1 3 £34,000 +13.33% 1
Renfrewshire -2 2 £45,000 +9.75%
Stirling +17 1 - - 2
South Lanarkshire -1 1 £28,000 -21.67% 1
Moray - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 316 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (29.33%) Oracle
3 278 (28.31%) Finance
4 273 (27.80%) Java
5 259 (26.37%) .NET
6 255 (25.97%) C#
7 250 (25.46%) PL/SQL
8 246 (25.05%) SQL Server
9 173 (17.62%) Microsoft
10 171 (17.41%) JavaScript
11 150 (15.27%) HTML
12 146 (14.87%) Analytical Skills
13 141 (14.36%) Relational Database
14 134 (13.65%) XML
15 122 (12.42%) Data Warehouse
16 121 (12.32%) Business Intelligence
16 121 (12.32%) MVC
17 115 (11.71%) CSS
18 113 (11.51%) SDLC
19 112 (11.41%) MS Excel
20 111 (11.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 110 (11.20%) ASP.NET
22 108 (11.00%) Degree
23 106 (10.79%) Oracle Database
24 105 (10.69%) Analytics
25 100 (10.18%) T-SQL
26 98 (9.98%) Linux
26 98 (9.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 91 (9.27%) Python
28 89 (9.06%) TDD

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 68 (6.92%) SAS
2 29 (2.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 28 (2.85%) JBoss
4 24 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 24 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 23 (2.34%) IIS
5 23 (2.34%) MS Exchange
6 18 (1.83%) CMS
7 15 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (1.32%) Apache Pig
9 12 (1.22%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.12%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.92%) Apache
11 9 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.71%) NetWeaver
12 7 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.61%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.51%) MQSeries
Applications
1 112 (11.41%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.26%) MS Office
3 15 (1.53%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (1.53%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.71%) Adobe Captivate
5 6 (0.61%) InDesign
5 6 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.10%) MS Project
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (2.85%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (2.24%) Oracle Applications
3 20 (2.04%) Oracle 11i
4 18 (1.83%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.71%) Sonata
6 6 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 5 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.41%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.10%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 1 (0.10%) Line 500
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.10%) Sage 1000
10 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.10%) Sage BI
Cloud Services
1 68 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.63%) SaaS
4 15 (1.53%) GitHub
5 11 (1.12%) Office 365
6 7 (0.71%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.41%) iPaaS
7 4 (0.41%) PaaS
8 3 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.10%) Slack
9 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.24%) DNS
2 16 (1.63%) Firewall
3 15 (1.53%) LAN
3 15 (1.53%) WAN
4 13 (1.32%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.22%) Network Security
6 11 (1.12%) LDAP
6 11 (1.12%) SAN
7 10 (1.02%) DHCP
8 6 (0.61%) Internet
8 6 (0.61%) SSH
9 5 (0.51%) Intranet
9 5 (0.51%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.51%) VPN
10 4 (0.41%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.31%) HTTP
11 3 (0.31%) NAS
11 3 (0.31%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.31%) Telnet
11 3 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (25.05%) SQL Server
2 141 (14.36%) Relational Database
3 122 (12.42%) Data Warehouse
4 111 (11.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 106 (10.79%) Oracle Database
6 98 (9.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 88 (8.96%) RDBMS
8 53 (5.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 48 (4.89%) Oracle Database 11g
10 44 (4.48%) Oracle Database 10g
11 42 (4.28%) Oracle Reports
12 41 (4.18%) DB2
13 38 (3.87%) SQL Server 2005
14 34 (3.46%) MySQL
15 33 (3.36%) Big Data
16 31 (3.16%) BusinessObjects
17 29 (2.95%) Hadoop
18 25 (2.55%) Azure SQL Database
18 25 (2.55%) NoSQL
19 23 (2.34%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 79 (8.04%) Git (software)
2 40 (4.07%) Selenium
3 37 (3.77%) PowerBuilder
4 33 (3.36%) JIRA
4 33 (3.36%) Oracle APEX
5 30 (3.05%) JUnit
6 29 (2.95%) Oracle Forms
7 26 (2.65%) Maven
8 24 (2.44%) Bitbucket
8 24 (2.44%) Jenkins
9 23 (2.34%) Visual Studio
10 21 (2.14%) PVCS
10 21 (2.14%) Subversion
11 15 (1.53%) Dreamweaver
12 14 (1.43%) Cucumber
12 14 (1.43%) Talend Open Studio
13 13 (1.32%) Ant
13 13 (1.32%) Eclipse
13 13 (1.32%) JDeveloper
14 12 (1.22%) Hudson
General
1 278 (28.31%) Finance
2 67 (6.82%) Banking
3 27 (2.75%) Marketing
4 23 (2.34%) Legal
5 16 (1.63%) Automotive
5 16 (1.63%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.63%) Retail
6 10 (1.02%) Games
7 7 (0.71%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.51%) Advertising
8 5 (0.51%) German Language
8 5 (0.51%) Publishing
9 4 (0.41%) Back Office
10 3 (0.31%) Local Government
11 2 (0.20%) Electronics
11 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.10%) Billing
12 1 (0.10%) Front Office
12 1 (0.10%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 518 (52.75%) Developer
2 146 (14.87%) Analyst
3 122 (12.42%) Senior Developer
4 108 (11.00%) SQL Developer
5 105 (10.69%) Java Developer
6 78 (7.94%) Oracle Developer
7 76 (7.74%) .NET Developer
8 65 (6.62%) Software Developer
9 55 (5.60%) Consultant
10 52 (5.30%) C# Developer
11 43 (4.38%) DBA
11 43 (4.38%) Support Analyst
12 35 (3.56%) Applications Developer
12 35 (3.56%) Applications Support
13 34 (3.46%) SQL Analyst
13 34 (3.46%) Web Developer
14 33 (3.36%) Senior SQL Developer
15 31 (3.16%) Senior Java Developer
16 30 (3.05%) Applications Support Analyst
16 30 (3.05%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (26.37%) .NET
2 150 (15.27%) HTML
3 134 (13.65%) XML
4 115 (11.71%) CSS
5 110 (11.20%) ASP.NET
6 81 (8.25%) Spring
7 74 (7.54%) Web Services
8 67 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 65 (6.62%) HTML5
10 60 (6.11%) AngularJS
11 58 (5.91%) jQuery
11 58 (5.91%) SOAP
12 53 (5.40%) Hibernate
12 53 (5.40%) JSON
13 49 (4.99%) J2EE
14 38 (3.87%) CSS3
15 35 (3.56%) Java EE
16 31 (3.16%) WCF
17 30 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
18 29 (2.95%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 146 (14.87%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.99%) Computer Science
3 36 (3.67%) Credit Risk
4 33 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (2.14%) Hedge funds
6 18 (1.83%) Fintech
7 17 (1.73%) Replication
8 15 (1.53%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.43%) Mainframe
10 13 (1.32%) Algorithms
10 13 (1.32%) Derivative
11 11 (1.12%) User Experience
12 10 (1.02%) Data Centre
13 9 (0.92%) Clustering
13 9 (0.92%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.71%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.71%) OTC Derivatives
15 6 (0.61%) Digital Media
16 5 (0.51%) Blackberry
16 5 (0.51%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 98 (9.98%) Linux
2 83 (8.45%) Unix
2 83 (8.45%) Windows
3 25 (2.55%) Windows Server
4 21 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (1.22%) AIX
6 11 (1.12%) Solaris
7 9 (0.92%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.92%) zOS
8 7 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.71%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.61%) Android
10 5 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.51%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.41%) CentOS
11 4 (0.41%) OpenVMS
11 4 (0.41%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (12.32%) Business Intelligence
2 121 (12.32%) MVC
3 113 (11.51%) SDLC
4 105 (10.69%) Analytics
5 89 (9.06%) TDD
6 80 (8.15%) Scrum
7 79 (8.04%) OO
8 74 (7.54%) ETL
9 68 (6.92%) Software Engineering
10 67 (6.82%) Data Analysis
11 60 (6.11%) ITIL
12 58 (5.91%) Web Development
13 52 (5.30%) Project Management
14 48 (4.89%) Data Modelling
15 46 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
15 46 (4.68%) Stakeholder Management
16 45 (4.58%) SOA
17 44 (4.48%) Mentoring
18 40 (4.07%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 273 (27.80%) Java
2 255 (25.97%) C#
3 250 (25.46%) PL/SQL
4 171 (17.41%) JavaScript
5 100 (10.18%) T-SQL
6 91 (9.27%) Python
7 53 (5.40%) VB.NET
8 40 (4.07%) PowerShell
9 37 (3.77%) VBA
10 33 (3.36%) Shell Script
11 32 (3.26%) R
12 30 (3.05%) Perl
13 20 (2.04%) PHP
13 20 (2.04%) Scala
13 20 (2.04%) VB
14 18 (1.83%) Bash Shell
14 18 (1.83%) C++
15 14 (1.43%) TypeScript
16 9 (0.92%) C
16 9 (0.92%) REXX
Qualifications
1 108 (11.00%) Degree
2 25 (2.55%) ISEB
2 25 (2.55%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (1.53%) ISTQB
5 12 (1.22%) HND
6 9 (0.92%) MCSE
7 7 (0.71%) MCITP
7 7 (0.71%) MCSA
8 4 (0.41%) CCNA
8 4 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.31%) MCP
9 3 (0.31%) PhD
9 3 (0.31%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.20%) CCNP
11 1 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.79%) QA
2 21 (2.14%) Basel III
3 19 (1.93%) SLA
4 16 (1.63%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.81%) MiFID
6 7 (0.71%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.31%) EMIR
9 2 (0.20%) COBIT
9 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.10%) UCITS
System Software
1 61 (6.21%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.93%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.32%) XenApp
5 9 (0.92%) NFS
5 9 (0.92%) Samba
6 8 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.61%) Docker
8 6 (0.61%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.51%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 5 (0.51%) Time Sharing Option
10 4 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.20%) NDS
11 2 (0.20%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 2 (0.20%) RACF
11 2 (0.20%) UAG
11 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.32%) Ambari
2 13 (1.32%) Puppet
2 13 (1.32%) SCCM
3 10 (1.02%) Ansible
3 10 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.92%) SCOM
5 5 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.41%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.41%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.20%) MOM
7 2 (0.20%) Nagios
7 2 (0.20%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 2 (0.20%) zSecure
8 1 (0.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.10%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 288 (29.33%) Oracle
2 173 (17.62%) Microsoft
3 31 (3.16%) Perforce
4 30 (3.05%) VMware
5 26 (2.65%) MicroStrategy
6 24 (2.44%) IBM
7 21 (2.14%) Cisco
8 19 (1.93%) Sybase
9 18 (1.83%) Citrix
9 18 (1.83%) Cognos
10 17 (1.73%) HP
10 17 (1.73%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.63%) Adobe
12 14 (1.43%) CA
12 14 (1.43%) Tableau
12 14 (1.43%) Talend
13 12 (1.22%) SAP
14 8 (0.81%) Google
14 8 (0.81%) Informatica
14 8 (0.81%) Symantec
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