Period
to 13 April 2021

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 6 months to 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 571 704 1,276
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 16.36% 18.81% 23.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.59% 32.00% 40.91%
Number of salaries quoted 404 472 891
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £29,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £34,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

SQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,997 2,200 3,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 57.20% 58.78% 58.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,466 1,441 2,088
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £34,789
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
75th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Scotland

SQL
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL in Scotland.

Salary trend for SQL in Scotland

SQL
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in Scotland over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

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 6 months to 13 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh 0 250 £47,500 - 56
Glasgow 0 241 £47,500 +5.56% 33
Dundee -1 22 £51,250 +28.13% 6
West Lothian +3 16 £42,500 +32.81% 2
Aberdeen -2 13 £44,676 +11.69% 4
Fife -8 4 £28,000 -27.27%
Aberdeenshire +1 3 - -
South Lanarkshire -2 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Inverclyde +2 2 £52,500 -
North Lanarkshire -1 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Falkirk - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £52,500 - 1
Scottish Borders - 1 - - 2
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, IT jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SQL.

1 205 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (34.33%) Azure
3 171 (29.95%) JavaScript
4 156 (27.32%) C#
4 156 (27.32%) Microsoft
5 143 (25.04%) Java
6 134 (23.47%) SQL Server
6 134 (23.47%) Python
7 129 (22.59%) DevOps
8 117 (20.49%) Finance
9 116 (20.32%) Software Engineering
10 115 (20.14%) Oracle
11 113 (19.79%) .NET
12 96 (16.81%) Business Intelligence
13 92 (16.11%) HTML
14 90 (15.76%) Windows
15 87 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
16 86 (15.06%) AWS
17 84 (14.71%) Analytics
18 82 (14.36%) React
19 79 (13.84%) Linux
20 77 (13.49%) Git (software)
21 76 (13.31%) CSS
22 75 (13.13%) Scrum
23 74 (12.96%) OO
23 74 (12.96%) AngularJS
24 71 (12.43%) Docker
25 70 (12.26%) Data Warehouse
26 69 (12.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 68 (11.91%) TDD

SQL
Co-occurring 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 19 (3.33%) Apache
1 19 (3.33%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.45%) ColdFusion
3 13 (2.28%) SAS
4 8 (1.40%) IIS
5 6 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.88%) CMS
6 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.70%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.70%) Luigi
7 4 (0.70%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.53%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.53%) Drupal
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.53%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.53%) WordPress
9 2 (0.35%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 14 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.05%) Oracle Assets
1 6 (1.05%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (1.05%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 6 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (1.05%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (1.05%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
1 6 (1.05%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 5 (0.88%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.70%) Magento
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.18%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 196 (34.33%) Azure
2 86 (15.06%) AWS
3 60 (10.51%) Power Platform
4 38 (6.65%) SaaS
5 32 (5.60%) GCP
6 24 (4.20%) Microsoft 365
7 18 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (2.98%) PaaS
9 14 (2.45%) Serverless
10 11 (1.93%) GitHub
11 10 (1.75%) Azure Data Factory
12 9 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (1.40%) Amazon S3
13 8 (1.40%) Logic Apps
14 3 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
15 2 (0.35%) Azure Machine Learning
15 2 (0.35%) IaaS
15 2 (0.35%) Matillion
16 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
16 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.05%) Firewall
1 6 (1.05%) SSL
2 5 (0.88%) DNS
3 4 (0.70%) OpenVPN
4 3 (0.53%) Skype
4 3 (0.53%) VoIP
5 2 (0.35%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.35%) CTI
5 2 (0.35%) HTTP
5 2 (0.35%) Internet
5 2 (0.35%) PBX
5 2 (0.35%) SMTP
5 2 (0.35%) SNMP
5 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.35%) VSAN
5 2 (0.35%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.18%) SAN
6 1 (0.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (23.47%) SQL Server
2 70 (12.26%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (12.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (10.33%) Power BI
5 49 (8.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 45 (7.88%) NoSQL
7 38 (6.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 37 (6.48%) Azure SQL Database
9 32 (5.60%) Relational Database
10 26 (4.55%) Big Data
11 24 (4.20%) MongoDB
12 21 (3.68%) Oracle Database
13 20 (3.50%) MySQL
13 20 (3.50%) RDBMS
14 18 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (3.15%) Tableau
15 14 (2.45%) QlikView
15 14 (2.45%) Redis
16 12 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
16 12 (2.10%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 77 (13.49%) Git (software)
2 23 (4.03%) Jenkins
3 22 (3.85%) Selenium
4 20 (3.50%) Subversion
5 19 (3.33%) JIRA
6 14 (2.45%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.58%) Eclipse
7 9 (1.58%) JUnit
8 8 (1.40%) Cucumber
8 8 (1.40%) IntelliJ
9 6 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (1.05%) Postman
10 5 (0.88%) GitLab
11 4 (0.70%) Gradle
11 4 (0.70%) JMeter
11 4 (0.70%) REST Assured
11 4 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.70%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.70%) TestNG
General
1 117 (20.49%) Finance
2 28 (4.90%) Marketing
3 19 (3.33%) Public Sector
4 18 (3.15%) Banking
5 17 (2.98%) Retail
6 15 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.93%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.75%) Games
8 10 (1.75%) Multimedia
9 7 (1.23%) Publishing
10 6 (1.05%) Legal
10 6 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.88%) Law
12 3 (0.53%) Advertising
13 2 (0.35%) Back Office
13 2 (0.35%) Local Government
13 2 (0.35%) Police
13 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.18%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 212 (37.13%) Developer
2 72 (12.61%) Software Engineer
3 55 (9.63%) Analyst
4 36 (6.30%) Senior Developer
5 34 (5.95%) Software Developer
6 32 (5.60%) Azure Engineer
7 31 (5.43%) Data Engineer
7 31 (5.43%) Java Developer
8 30 (5.25%) Senior Software Engineer
8 30 (5.25%) Support Analyst
9 29 (5.08%) Platform Engineer
10 28 (4.90%) Consultant
10 28 (4.90%) Full Stack Developer
11 25 (4.38%) Applications Support
12 24 (4.20%) Lead Developer
13 21 (3.68%) .NET Developer
13 21 (3.68%) Applications Support Analyst
14 20 (3.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 19 (3.33%) C# Developer
16 18 (3.15%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (19.79%) .NET
2 92 (16.11%) HTML
3 82 (14.36%) React
4 76 (13.31%) CSS
5 74 (12.96%) AngularJS
6 53 (9.28%) HTML5
7 42 (7.36%) REST
7 42 (7.36%) XML
8 38 (6.65%) ASP.NET
9 37 (6.48%) Spring
10 33 (5.78%) jQuery
11 32 (5.60%) .NET Framework
12 31 (5.43%) .NET Core
13 30 (5.25%) CSS3
13 30 (5.25%) Node.js
14 29 (5.08%) J2EE
14 29 (5.08%) RabbitMQ
15 24 (4.20%) Ajax
15 24 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
16 21 (3.68%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
3 30 (5.25%) Mobile App
4 26 (4.55%) EPoS
5 25 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
6 23 (4.03%) Algorithms
7 20 (3.50%) Data Structures
8 14 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (2.28%) Data Centre
9 13 (2.28%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.40%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.23%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.05%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.05%) User Experience
13 3 (0.53%) e-Health
13 3 (0.53%) FMCG
14 2 (0.35%) Enterprise Storage
14 2 (0.35%) PKI
14 2 (0.35%) Robotics
14 2 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 90 (15.76%) Windows
2 79 (13.84%) Linux
3 34 (5.95%) Unix
4 13 (2.28%) Android
4 13 (2.28%) Windows 10
4 13 (2.28%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.75%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.58%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.40%) Alpine Linux
8 8 (1.40%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.18%) AIX
9 1 (0.18%) CentOS
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (22.59%) DevOps
3 116 (20.32%) Software Engineering
4 96 (16.81%) Business Intelligence
5 87 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
6 84 (14.71%) Analytics
7 75 (13.13%) Scrum
8 74 (12.96%) OO
9 68 (11.91%) TDD
10 64 (11.21%) Microservices
11 61 (10.68%) Mentoring
12 59 (10.33%) Data Modelling
12 59 (10.33%) Test Automation
13 58 (10.16%) Migration
14 57 (9.98%) Continuous Integration
15 52 (9.11%) SDLC
16 50 (8.76%) MVC
17 48 (8.41%) BDD
18 43 (7.53%) Infrastructure as Code
19 41 (7.18%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 171 (29.95%) JavaScript
2 156 (27.32%) C#
3 143 (25.04%) Java
4 134 (23.47%) Python
5 48 (8.41%) PL/SQL
6 40 (7.01%) T-SQL
7 35 (6.13%) PHP
8 34 (5.95%) C++
9 30 (5.25%) Java 8
10 28 (4.90%) PowerShell
11 23 (4.03%) Bash Shell
12 22 (3.85%) R
13 18 (3.15%) TypeScript
14 14 (2.45%) C
15 13 (2.28%) Ruby
16 10 (1.75%) VBA
17 8 (1.40%) Perl
17 8 (1.40%) Scala
18 6 (1.05%) XPath
19 5 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (4.73%) Degree
2 13 (2.28%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.58%) PhD
3 9 (1.58%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.40%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.18%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.18%) HND
7 1 (0.18%) HPE ATP
7 1 (0.18%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.18%) PMP
7 1 (0.18%) RHCE
7 1 (0.18%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.18%) QA
2 28 (4.90%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.70%) CDISC
3 4 (0.70%) Good Clinical Practice
3 4 (0.70%) SLA
4 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.35%) GAMP
5 2 (0.35%) GDPR
5 2 (0.35%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.35%) PMO
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 71 (12.43%) Docker
2 16 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.53%) vSphere
5 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.18%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 44 (7.71%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.45%) Ansible
3 13 (2.28%) ZABBIX
4 12 (2.10%) Terraform
5 10 (1.75%) Graylog
6 3 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.53%) Perfmon
6 3 (0.53%) SCCM
7 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.35%) Puppet
7 2 (0.35%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.18%) Consul
8 1 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.18%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.18%) Grafana
8 1 (0.18%) Graphite
8 1 (0.18%) Packer
8 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.18%) Rancher
8 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 156 (27.32%) Microsoft
2 115 (20.14%) Oracle
3 26 (4.55%) EnterpriseDB
4 18 (3.15%) Google
5 16 (2.80%) Atlassian
5 16 (2.80%) VMware
6 14 (2.45%) Cisco
6 14 (2.45%) SAP
7 12 (2.10%) Teradata
8 11 (1.93%) Hyperion
8 11 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.75%) IBM
10 9 (1.58%) Databricks
10 9 (1.58%) Informatica
11 8 (1.40%) Ceridian
12 6 (1.05%) Concur
12 6 (1.05%) Solace
13 5 (0.88%) Sybase
13 5 (0.88%) Xamarin
14 4 (0.70%) SolarWinds