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 22 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 529 546 615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.19% 19.47% 20.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.35% 38.29% 39.15%
Number of salaries quoted 267 266 353
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,350 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,600 £58,000 £55,600
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 1540 1426 1571
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 64.60% 50.86% 51.64%
Number of salaries quoted 940 782 997
Median salary £41,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.88% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -1 237 £40,000 - 24
Edinburgh +1 227 £40,000 -11.11% 43
West Lothian -6 20 £36,500 -18.88% 1
Dundee +1 6 £39,000 +21.87% 1
Aberdeen -4 5 £35,000 -18.60% 1
Stirling - 5 £37,500 - 4
Fife +2 4 £44,000 +31.34% 1
Lothian - 4 £43,000 -
South Lanarkshire -1 2 £30,750 -18.00%
Scottish Borders - 2 £27,750 - 1
Strathclyde - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £60,000 -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 340 (33.07%) Agile Software Development
2 312 (30.35%) Finance
3 280 (27.24%) Java
4 278 (27.04%) C#
5 277 (26.95%) SQL Server
6 273 (26.56%) Oracle
7 251 (24.42%) .NET
8 191 (18.58%) Microsoft
9 189 (18.39%) JavaScript
10 187 (18.19%) PL/SQL
11 178 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
12 166 (16.15%) Relational Database
13 165 (16.05%) HTML
14 162 (15.76%) XML
15 142 (13.81%) MVC
16 139 (13.52%) Business Intelligence
17 137 (13.33%) CSS
18 128 (12.45%) Analytics
19 125 (12.16%) Data Warehouse
20 124 (12.06%) ASP.NET
21 123 (11.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 122 (11.87%) Degree
22 122 (11.87%) Python
23 116 (11.28%) T-SQL
24 115 (11.19%) Banking
25 112 (10.89%) SDLC
26 109 (10.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 107 (10.41%) Linux
28 104 (10.12%) RDBMS
29 101 (9.82%) Unix

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 84 (8.17%) SAS
2 36 (3.50%) Tomcat
3 32 (3.11%) SharePoint
4 24 (2.33%) IIS
5 21 (2.04%) MS Exchange
6 20 (1.95%) CMS
6 20 (1.95%) JBoss
7 17 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 15 (1.46%) Apache Pig
9 14 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (1.36%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.07%) Apache
10 11 (1.07%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.68%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.49%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.49%) Confluence
14 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 71 (6.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (1.46%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.68%) Adobe Captivate
4 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.58%) InDesign
6 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.19%) SPSS
8 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (1.26%) Oracle 11i
3 13 (1.26%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.88%) Sonata
5 5 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.39%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.19%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.097%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.097%) HFM
8 1 (0.097%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.097%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.097%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.097%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 89 (8.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.24%) Office 365
4 18 (1.75%) SaaS
5 15 (1.46%) GitHub
6 8 (0.78%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.49%) iPaaS
8 5 (0.49%) PaaS
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.19%) Slack
9 2 (0.19%) Trello
9 2 (0.19%) Yammer
10 1 (0.097%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.95%) LAN
1 20 (1.95%) WAN
2 19 (1.85%) DNS
3 17 (1.65%) Firewall
4 14 (1.36%) Network Security
5 12 (1.17%) DHCP
6 11 (1.07%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.88%) LDAP
8 8 (0.78%) Intranet
9 7 (0.68%) SAN
9 7 (0.68%) VPN
10 6 (0.58%) Internet
11 5 (0.49%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.29%) SSH
12 3 (0.29%) Telnet
12 3 (0.29%) Wireless
12 3 (0.29%) Wireshark
13 2 (0.19%) ATM
13 2 (0.19%) SMTP
13 2 (0.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (26.95%) SQL Server
2 166 (16.15%) Relational Database
3 125 (12.16%) Data Warehouse
4 123 (11.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 109 (10.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 104 (10.12%) RDBMS
7 91 (8.85%) Oracle Database
8 60 (5.84%) SQL Server 2012
9 41 (3.99%) DB2
9 41 (3.99%) Hadoop
10 40 (3.89%) Big Data
10 40 (3.89%) Oracle Database 10g
11 39 (3.79%) MySQL
12 35 (3.40%) Oracle Database 11g
13 32 (3.11%) Oracle Reports
14 30 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
14 30 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
15 27 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
15 27 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
16 26 (2.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 87 (8.46%) Git (software)
2 56 (5.45%) Selenium
3 52 (5.06%) JUnit
4 44 (4.28%) Jenkins
5 43 (4.18%) JIRA
6 34 (3.31%) Maven
7 28 (2.72%) Oracle APEX
8 26 (2.53%) Cucumber
9 25 (2.43%) Bitbucket
9 25 (2.43%) Oracle Forms
10 24 (2.33%) Visual Studio
11 20 (1.95%) Subversion
12 19 (1.85%) Ant
13 18 (1.75%) PowerBuilder
14 16 (1.56%) Hudson
14 16 (1.56%) PVCS
14 16 (1.56%) Talend Open Studio
15 15 (1.46%) Dreamweaver
16 14 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (1.26%) TeamCity
General
1 312 (30.35%) Finance
2 115 (11.19%) Banking
3 28 (2.72%) Investment Banking
4 26 (2.53%) Automotive
4 26 (2.53%) Retail
5 24 (2.33%) Legal
6 19 (1.85%) Marketing
7 10 (0.97%) Retail Banking
8 9 (0.88%) Games
9 7 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.49%) Front Office
10 5 (0.49%) German Language
10 5 (0.49%) Publishing
10 5 (0.49%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.39%) Advertising
11 4 (0.39%) Back Office
12 2 (0.19%) Electronics
12 2 (0.19%) Local Government
13 1 (0.097%) Billing
13 1 (0.097%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 520 (50.58%) Developer
2 158 (15.37%) Analyst
3 130 (12.65%) Senior Developer
4 112 (10.89%) SQL Developer
5 105 (10.21%) Java Developer
6 85 (8.27%) .NET Developer
7 78 (7.59%) C# Developer
8 76 (7.39%) Consultant
9 67 (6.52%) Oracle Developer
10 65 (6.32%) Software Developer
11 52 (5.06%) DBA
12 42 (4.09%) Senior Java Developer
13 38 (3.70%) Applications Developer
14 34 (3.31%) ASP.NET Developer
14 34 (3.31%) SAS Consultant
14 34 (3.31%) SQL Analyst
15 31 (3.02%) .NET Software Developer
15 31 (3.02%) Data Analyst
15 31 (3.02%) Support Analyst
16 30 (2.92%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (24.42%) .NET
2 165 (16.05%) HTML
3 162 (15.76%) XML
4 137 (13.33%) CSS
5 124 (12.06%) ASP.NET
6 101 (9.82%) Spring
7 89 (8.66%) Web Services
8 81 (7.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 77 (7.49%) jQuery
10 75 (7.30%) HTML5
11 70 (6.81%) SOAP
12 66 (6.42%) JSON
13 63 (6.13%) AngularJS
14 55 (5.35%) Hibernate
15 44 (4.28%) CSS3
16 43 (4.18%) J2EE
17 41 (3.99%) WCF
18 35 (3.40%) REST
19 32 (3.11%) RESTful
20 29 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 178 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (5.64%) Computer Science
3 45 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
4 35 (3.40%) Credit Risk
5 29 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
6 24 (2.33%) Fintech
7 21 (2.04%) Hedge funds
8 17 (1.65%) Algorithms
8 17 (1.65%) Data Structures
9 15 (1.46%) Derivative
9 15 (1.46%) User Experience
10 13 (1.26%) Mainframe
11 11 (1.07%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.07%) Management Information System
12 10 (0.97%) OTC Derivatives
13 9 (0.88%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.88%) Replication
14 8 (0.78%) Clustering
14 8 (0.78%) Fixed Income
15 6 (0.58%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 107 (10.41%) Linux
2 101 (9.82%) Unix
3 81 (7.88%) Windows
4 25 (2.43%) Windows Server
4 25 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (1.46%) AIX
7 14 (1.36%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.88%) Android
8 9 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.68%) Solaris
9 7 (0.68%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.58%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.58%) zOS
11 5 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.49%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.29%) CentOS
12 3 (0.29%) Debian
12 3 (0.29%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (33.07%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (13.81%) MVC
3 139 (13.52%) Business Intelligence
4 128 (12.45%) Analytics
5 112 (10.89%) SDLC
6 99 (9.63%) OO
7 95 (9.24%) Scrum
8 88 (8.56%) TDD
9 83 (8.07%) Software Engineering
9 83 (8.07%) Test Automation
10 82 (7.98%) ETL
11 74 (7.20%) Data Analysis
11 74 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 64 (6.23%) Web Development
13 62 (6.03%) Mentoring
14 60 (5.84%) Project Management
15 55 (5.35%) ITIL
16 52 (5.06%) Infrastructure Management
17 48 (4.67%) Unit Testing
18 46 (4.47%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 280 (27.24%) Java
2 278 (27.04%) C#
3 189 (18.39%) JavaScript
4 187 (18.19%) PL/SQL
5 122 (11.87%) Python
6 116 (11.28%) T-SQL
7 50 (4.86%) VB.NET
8 42 (4.09%) R
8 42 (4.09%) VB
9 41 (3.99%) Shell Script
9 41 (3.99%) VBA
10 35 (3.40%) PowerShell
11 33 (3.21%) C++
12 32 (3.11%) Perl
13 30 (2.92%) PHP
13 30 (2.92%) Scala
14 15 (1.46%) Bash Shell
15 14 (1.36%) TypeScript
16 10 (0.97%) PROC SQL
16 10 (0.97%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 122 (11.87%) Degree
2 30 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (1.65%) ISEB
5 16 (1.56%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.88%) MCP
7 7 (0.68%) MCSE
8 6 (0.58%) MCSA
8 6 (0.58%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.49%) OCP
9 5 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (0.49%) PhD
9 5 (0.49%) SAP Certification
10 4 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.39%) MCITP
11 3 (0.29%) HND
11 3 (0.29%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.097%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.86%) QA
2 26 (2.53%) Data Quality
3 25 (2.43%) SLA
4 21 (2.04%) Basel III
5 11 (1.07%) MiFID
6 6 (0.58%) EMIR
6 6 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.19%) COBIT
10 1 (0.097%) UCITS
System Software
1 55 (5.35%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.75%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.88%) Docker
5 8 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.68%) XenApp
7 5 (0.49%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.29%) NFS
8 3 (0.29%) Samba
9 2 (0.19%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 2 (0.19%) NDS
9 2 (0.19%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 2 (0.19%) RACF
9 2 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.097%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.097%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.097%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (1.36%) Ambari
2 13 (1.26%) SCCM
3 12 (1.17%) Puppet
4 9 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.88%) SCOM
5 8 (0.78%) Ansible
5 8 (0.78%) Data Guard
5 8 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.19%) Nagios
7 2 (0.19%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 2 (0.19%) zSecure
8 1 (0.097%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.097%) MOM
8 1 (0.097%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.097%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.097%) WSUS
Vendors
1 273 (26.56%) Oracle
2 191 (18.58%) Microsoft
3 34 (3.31%) Perforce
4 29 (2.82%) IBM
5 28 (2.72%) MicroStrategy
6 27 (2.63%) VMware
7 22 (2.14%) Cognos
8 21 (2.04%) Sybase
9 18 (1.75%) Tableau
10 16 (1.56%) Adobe
10 16 (1.56%) Talend
11 15 (1.46%) Cisco
12 14 (1.36%) Teradata
13 13 (1.26%) HP
14 12 (1.17%) Google
14 12 (1.17%) Red Hat
15 11 (1.07%) CA
15 11 (1.07%) Informatica
16 10 (0.97%) Splunk
17 9 (0.88%) SAP
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