SQL Jobs in Scotland

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Scotland

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 29 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
29 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 14 18 12
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,465 590 848
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 21.50% 13.20% 14.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.50% 31.48% 31.22%
Number of salaries quoted 313 322 504
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,510 £31,569
25th Percentile £38,750 £46,250 £38,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% +10.53%
75th Percentile £68,114 £77,715 £64,063
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £58,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -5.98% +6.36% +4.76%

All Programming Languages
Scotland

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3,709 1,874 2,716
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 54.42% 41.93% 44.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,138 1,024 1,577
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £59,763 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.97% +8.66% +14.58%
75th Percentile £65,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £88,375 £83,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +13.64%

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 29 May 2024.

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 29 May 2024. 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
Jobs
Glasgow +3 1,188 £54,000 +2.86% 34
Edinburgh -7 137 £65,000 -3.89% 50
Aberdeen +17 44 £42,500 -10.53% 10
Dundee -4 13 £50,000 +13.16% 1
Renfrewshire +4 11 £52,500 +28.51%
Fife -2 11 £37,800 -11.06% 5
Aberdeenshire +12 9 £42,500 -34.62% 3
North Lanarkshire +2 9 - -
Stirling +2 8 £49,750 +53.08% 1
West Lothian -1 6 £33,750 -15.63% 1
Lanarkshire -14 5 £42,500 -39.29% 8
Dumfries and Galloway - 5 £42,500 -
Scottish Borders +2 4 - -
Falkirk - 4 £50,000 - 1
South Lanarkshire +4 3 £29,000 -
West Dunbartonshire 0 2 - -
Highlands - 1 £45,500 -
South Ayrshire - 1 £57,500 -
SQL
UK

SQL
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 421 (28.74%) Apache Spark
2 103 (7.03%) Apache
3 102 (6.96%) FileNet
4 32 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
5 21 (1.43%) GemFire
6 18 (1.23%) IIS
7 15 (1.02%) Apache Airflow
7 15 (1.02%) SharePoint
8 11 (0.75%) Confluence
8 11 (0.75%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.27%) Captiva
10 4 (0.27%) SAS
11 2 (0.14%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.068%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Exchange
Applications
1 35 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (0.75%) Endur
1 11 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
2 6 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.27%) Sonata
5 1 (0.068%) Maximo
5 1 (0.068%) Primavera
5 1 (0.068%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.068%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 528 (36.04%) AWS
2 154 (10.51%) Azure
3 112 (7.65%) Power Platform
4 102 (6.96%) Amazon S3
5 71 (4.85%) Cloud Computing
6 68 (4.64%) Amazon EKS
7 59 (4.03%) GitHub
8 56 (3.82%) Serverless
9 54 (3.69%) AWS Lambda
10 53 (3.62%) Amazon ECS
11 50 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
11 50 (3.41%) Amazon EMR
11 50 (3.41%) Amazon SQS
11 50 (3.41%) GCP
12 22 (1.50%) SaaS
13 19 (1.30%) Azure DevOps
13 19 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
14 14 (0.96%) BlazeMeter
15 13 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
16 12 (0.82%) Entra ID
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.16%) DSL
1 17 (1.16%) Kerberos
2 14 (0.96%) TCP/IP
2 14 (0.96%) WAN
3 12 (0.82%) Modbus
4 10 (0.68%) Broadband
5 7 (0.48%) HTTP
5 7 (0.48%) MQTT
6 6 (0.41%) Firewall
7 2 (0.14%) DHCP
7 2 (0.14%) DNS
7 2 (0.14%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.14%) Internet
7 2 (0.14%) IPsec
7 2 (0.14%) Network Security
7 2 (0.14%) VoIP
7 2 (0.14%) Wireless
8 1 (0.068%) MPLS
8 1 (0.068%) VLAN
8 1 (0.068%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 674 (46.01%) NoSQL
2 370 (25.26%) Big Data
3 216 (14.74%) Hadoop
4 137 (9.35%) Elasticsearch
5 130 (8.87%) Relational Database
6 119 (8.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 109 (7.44%) Power BI
8 102 (6.96%) MongoDB
9 100 (6.83%) Apache Hive
9 100 (6.83%) HBase
10 90 (6.14%) SQL Server
11 51 (3.48%) Electronic Patient Records
12 39 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
13 38 (2.59%) CockroachDB
14 37 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 37 (2.53%) Tableau
15 30 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
16 29 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
17 28 (1.91%) Data Lake
17 28 (1.91%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 159 (10.85%) Jenkins
2 142 (9.69%) Git
3 131 (8.94%) JUnit
4 85 (5.80%) Bitbucket Server
5 48 (3.28%) JIRA
6 47 (3.21%) Mockito
7 46 (3.14%) Jasmine
8 38 (2.59%) Maven
9 32 (2.18%) Cypress.io
10 26 (1.77%) Cucumber
10 26 (1.77%) Visual Studio
11 21 (1.43%) Jaeger
12 16 (1.09%) Selenium
13 15 (1.02%) GitLab
14 13 (0.89%) Bitbucket
15 11 (0.75%) JMeter
16 10 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
17 9 (0.61%) Gradle
18 6 (0.41%) MSTest
19 4 (0.27%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 1,149 (78.43%) Finance
2 1,078 (73.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 1,035 (70.65%) Law
4 504 (34.40%) Marketing
5 430 (29.35%) Legal
6 161 (10.99%) Influencing Skills
7 149 (10.17%) Banking
8 145 (9.90%) Financial Institution
9 144 (9.83%) Social Skills
10 109 (7.44%) Investment Banking
11 87 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
12 27 (1.84%) Public Sector
13 22 (1.50%) Prime Brokerage
14 20 (1.37%) Manufacturing
15 19 (1.30%) Publishing
16 11 (0.75%) Back Office
17 10 (0.68%) Games
18 8 (0.55%) Retail
18 8 (0.55%) Telecoms
19 7 (0.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 940 (64.16%) Software Engineer
2 461 (31.47%) Java Engineer
3 459 (31.33%) Java Software Engineer
4 321 (21.91%) Lead
5 299 (20.41%) Lead Software Engineer
6 285 (19.45%) Big Data Engineer
6 285 (19.45%) Big Data Software Engineer
7 209 (14.27%) AWS Engineer
7 209 (14.27%) AWS Software Engineer
8 205 (13.99%) Scala Engineer
8 205 (13.99%) Scala Software Engineer
9 203 (13.86%) Full Stack Engineer
10 202 (13.79%) Full Stack Software Engineer
11 199 (13.58%) Senior
12 189 (12.90%) Lead Java Engineer
13 144 (9.83%) Developer
14 127 (8.67%) Data Engineer
15 123 (8.40%) Engineering Manager
16 119 (8.12%) Java Scala Software Engineer
17 115 (7.85%) Software Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 398 (27.17%) Spring
2 266 (18.16%) Kafka
3 250 (17.06%) React
4 220 (15.02%) AngularJS
5 189 (12.90%) Spring Boot
6 183 (12.49%) J2EE
7 164 (11.19%) CSS
7 164 (11.19%) HTML
8 137 (9.35%) Hibernate
9 126 (8.60%) GraphQL
10 111 (7.58%) JMS
10 111 (7.58%) REST
11 98 (6.69%) Spring Integration
12 90 (6.14%) JSON
13 81 (5.53%) Node.js
14 76 (5.19%) jQuery
15 74 (5.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 66 (4.51%) Pandas
17 62 (4.23%) .NET
18 61 (4.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 389 (26.55%) Algorithms
2 374 (25.53%) Cloud Native
3 84 (5.73%) Onboarding
4 81 (5.53%) Public Cloud
5 67 (4.57%) Market Risk
6 52 (3.55%) Reference Data
7 43 (2.94%) Management Information System
8 42 (2.87%) Legacy Code
9 38 (2.59%) Product Ownership
10 33 (2.25%) Data Structures
11 26 (1.77%) Private Cloud
12 22 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 21 (1.43%) IoT
13 21 (1.43%) Replication
14 16 (1.09%) Distributed Systems
15 15 (1.02%) Distributed Applications
16 14 (0.96%) Clustering
17 11 (0.75%) Legacy Systems
18 10 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
19 7 (0.48%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 152 (10.38%) Unix
2 133 (9.08%) Linux
3 43 (2.94%) Windows
4 21 (1.43%) Windows Server
5 11 (0.75%) VMS
6 2 (0.14%) CentOS
6 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,112 (75.90%) Software Engineering
2 1,111 (75.84%) Agile
3 985 (67.24%) SDLC
4 933 (63.69%) CI/CD
5 743 (50.72%) Operational Stability
6 601 (41.02%) Machine Learning
7 595 (40.61%) Artificial Intelligence
8 479 (32.70%) Community of Practice
9 452 (30.85%) Risk Management
10 435 (29.69%) Visualisation
11 423 (28.87%) Continuous Improvement
12 315 (21.50%) Problem-Solving
13 280 (19.11%) Microservices
14 271 (18.50%) Continuous Delivery
15 269 (18.36%) Performance Tuning
16 246 (16.79%) Full Stack Development
17 225 (15.36%) Decision-Making
18 171 (11.67%) Computer Science
19 166 (11.33%) Test Automation
20 155 (10.58%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 961 (65.60%) Java
2 479 (32.70%) Python
3 276 (18.84%) Scala
4 183 (12.49%) JavaScript
5 181 (12.35%) PL/SQL
6 104 (7.10%) TypeScript
7 83 (5.67%) C#
8 69 (4.71%) T-SQL
9 42 (2.87%) Groovy
10 20 (1.37%) C++
10 20 (1.37%) PowerShell
11 15 (1.02%) Data Analysis Expressions
12 11 (0.75%) Bash
13 9 (0.61%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.48%) VBA
15 6 (0.41%) Go
15 6 (0.41%) R
16 4 (0.27%) PHP
16 4 (0.27%) Ruby
17 2 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 99 (6.76%) Degree
2 59 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (2.18%) Master's Degree
4 24 (1.64%) Security Cleared
5 17 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.82%) DBS Check
7 11 (0.75%) CISA
7 11 (0.75%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.27%) ISEB
8 4 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.20%) HND
9 3 (0.20%) PhD
10 2 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.14%) MCSE
10 2 (0.14%) OCP
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.068%) Azure Certification
11 1 (0.068%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.05%) PMO
2 29 (1.98%) QA
3 21 (1.43%) SLA
4 15 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.96%) Accessibility
6 11 (0.75%) ITGC
7 5 (0.34%) GDPR
System Software
1 100 (6.83%) HDFS
2 39 (2.66%) Docker
3 14 (0.96%) VMware NSX
4 13 (0.89%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.48%) Firmware
6 7 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.34%) RACF
8 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 262 (17.88%) Kubernetes
2 133 (9.08%) Terraform
3 53 (3.62%) Grafana
4 26 (1.77%) ITRS Geneos
5 25 (1.71%) Prometheus
6 21 (1.43%) HAProxy
6 21 (1.43%) Kibana
6 21 (1.43%) Zipkin
7 10 (0.68%) Ansible
8 7 (0.48%) Graphite
9 4 (0.27%) Progress Chef
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.14%) Istio
11 2 (0.14%) Puppet
11 2 (0.14%) Rancher
Vendors
1 384 (26.21%) Oracle
2 188 (12.83%) Databricks
3 102 (6.96%) Microsoft
4 86 (5.87%) Informatica
5 70 (4.78%) Cloudera
6 54 (3.69%) Splunk
7 44 (3.00%) Dynatrace
8 41 (2.80%) Google
9 23 (1.57%) SAP
10 22 (1.50%) Sybase
11 20 (1.37%) Atlassian
11 20 (1.37%) VMware
12 17 (1.16%) Alteryx
12 17 (1.16%) Cognos
13 12 (0.82%) Sage
14 11 (0.75%) OpenLink
15 10 (0.68%) IBM
16 9 (0.61%) TOWER Software
17 7 (0.48%) NVIDIA
18 5 (0.34%) AppDynamics