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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 615 572 675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.85% 20.01% 21.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.80% 38.34% 42.51%
Number of salaries quoted 319 296 387
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 1718 1492 1588
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 63.82% 52.20% 50.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1090 788 988
Median salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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
Edinburgh +2 271 £40,000 -5.88% 42
Glasgow 0 268 £42,500 +6.25% 42
West Lothian +2 21 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Stirling - 8 £37,500 - 3
Aberdeen -2 7 £40,000 -6.97% 1
Fife +3 5 £44,000 +49.15% 1
Lothian - 5 £43,000 -
Dundee -5 3 £32,000 -6.57% 3
South Lanarkshire -1 2 £30,750 -12.14%
Midlothian - 2 £26,500 -
Scottish Borders 0 1 £34,000 +4.61%
Renfrewshire 0 1 £34,400 +5.84% 1
Strathclyde - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £60,000 -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 399 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (31.13%) Finance
3 321 (28.31%) Java
4 304 (26.81%) SQL Server
5 302 (26.63%) Oracle
6 294 (25.93%) C#
7 269 (23.72%) .NET
8 205 (18.08%) Microsoft
9 194 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
10 193 (17.02%) PL/SQL
10 193 (17.02%) JavaScript
11 182 (16.05%) Relational Database
12 176 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
13 168 (14.81%) HTML
14 161 (14.20%) XML
15 156 (13.76%) MVC
16 149 (13.14%) Degree
17 143 (12.61%) Banking
18 142 (12.52%) Python
19 140 (12.35%) CSS
20 136 (11.99%) Data Warehouse
20 136 (11.99%) Analytics
21 130 (11.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 127 (11.20%) ASP.NET
23 126 (11.11%) SDLC
24 125 (11.02%) T-SQL
25 124 (10.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 123 (10.85%) OO
27 118 (10.41%) Linux
28 112 (9.88%) Spring

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 96 (8.47%) SAS
2 36 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 35 (3.09%) Tomcat
4 27 (2.38%) IIS
5 24 (2.12%) MS Exchange
6 17 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (1.41%) CMS
8 15 (1.32%) JBoss
8 15 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 14 (1.23%) Apache Pig
10 13 (1.15%) Apache
10 13 (1.15%) WebLogic
11 11 (0.97%) Skype for Business
12 10 (0.88%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.62%) Apache Spark
14 7 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.62%) Confluence
15 4 (0.35%) Drupal
16 3 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 72 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (0.71%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.44%) SPSS
6 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.088%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.088%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (0.97%) Oracle 11i
4 11 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.97%) Sonata
5 6 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle HRMS
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle Payroll
8 3 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 2 (0.18%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.088%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.088%) JDE OneWorld
10 1 (0.088%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.088%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 1 (0.088%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 95 (8.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (2.65%) Office 365
4 17 (1.50%) SaaS
5 14 (1.23%) GitHub
6 8 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.44%) iPaaS
8 5 (0.44%) PaaS
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.18%) Slack
9 2 (0.18%) Trello
9 2 (0.18%) Yammer
10 1 (0.088%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.088%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.85%) DNS
1 21 (1.85%) LAN
1 21 (1.85%) WAN
2 17 (1.50%) Firewall
3 15 (1.32%) DHCP
4 14 (1.23%) SAN
5 11 (0.97%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.88%) Network Security
7 9 (0.79%) Intranet
8 8 (0.71%) LDAP
9 7 (0.62%) VPN
10 6 (0.53%) Internet
11 5 (0.44%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.26%) HTTP
12 3 (0.26%) Telnet
12 3 (0.26%) VLAN
12 3 (0.26%) Wireless
12 3 (0.26%) Wireshark
13 2 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.18%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (26.81%) SQL Server
2 182 (16.05%) Relational Database
3 136 (11.99%) Data Warehouse
4 130 (11.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 124 (10.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 100 (8.82%) RDBMS
7 82 (7.23%) Oracle Database
8 57 (5.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 47 (4.14%) Big Data
10 44 (3.88%) Hadoop
11 41 (3.62%) DB2
11 41 (3.62%) Oracle Database 10g
12 33 (2.91%) MySQL
12 33 (2.91%) SQL Server 2014
13 32 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
14 31 (2.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 30 (2.65%) BusinessObjects
16 29 (2.56%) Base SAS
17 27 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
18 26 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 96 (8.47%) Git (software)
2 64 (5.64%) JUnit
3 60 (5.29%) Selenium
4 49 (4.32%) JIRA
5 45 (3.97%) Jenkins
6 38 (3.35%) Maven
7 31 (2.73%) Visual Studio
8 29 (2.56%) Subversion
9 27 (2.38%) Cucumber
9 27 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
10 25 (2.20%) Bitbucket
10 25 (2.20%) Oracle Forms
11 24 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (1.76%) ProC
13 17 (1.50%) Ant
14 16 (1.41%) Talend Open Studio
14 16 (1.41%) TeamCity
15 15 (1.32%) PVCS
16 13 (1.15%) Hudson
17 12 (1.06%) Moq
General
1 353 (31.13%) Finance
2 143 (12.61%) Banking
3 43 (3.79%) Retail
4 31 (2.73%) Investment Banking
5 27 (2.38%) Automotive
6 23 (2.03%) Retail Banking
7 22 (1.94%) Legal
8 17 (1.50%) Marketing
9 12 (1.06%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.79%) Front Office
11 7 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.53%) Games
13 5 (0.44%) Publishing
14 4 (0.35%) Advertising
14 4 (0.35%) Military
15 3 (0.26%) Back Office
15 3 (0.26%) German Language
15 3 (0.26%) Prime Brokerage
16 2 (0.18%) Law
16 2 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 548 (48.32%) Developer
2 188 (16.58%) Analyst
3 135 (11.90%) Senior Developer
4 124 (10.93%) SQL Developer
5 111 (9.79%) Java Developer
6 90 (7.94%) C# Developer
7 88 (7.76%) .NET Developer
8 87 (7.67%) Consultant
9 66 (5.82%) Software Developer
10 61 (5.38%) Oracle Developer
11 48 (4.23%) Senior Java Developer
12 45 (3.97%) DBA
13 44 (3.88%) SAS Consultant
14 42 (3.70%) Software Engineer
14 42 (3.70%) Support Analyst
15 39 (3.44%) ASP.NET Developer
15 39 (3.44%) Data Analyst
15 39 (3.44%) SQL Analyst
16 35 (3.09%) Business Analyst
16 35 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (23.72%) .NET
2 168 (14.81%) HTML
3 161 (14.20%) XML
4 140 (12.35%) CSS
5 127 (11.20%) ASP.NET
6 112 (9.88%) Spring
7 90 (7.94%) Web Services
8 89 (7.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 79 (6.97%) SOAP
10 76 (6.70%) jQuery
11 74 (6.53%) AngularJS
12 69 (6.08%) HTML5
13 67 (5.91%) JSON
14 60 (5.29%) Hibernate
15 41 (3.62%) RESTful
16 40 (3.53%) REST
17 39 (3.44%) CSS3
17 39 (3.44%) J2EE
18 36 (3.17%) WCF
19 32 (2.82%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 194 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (6.17%) Computer Science
3 48 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
4 38 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
5 31 (2.73%) Credit Risk
6 26 (2.29%) Fintech
7 25 (2.20%) User Experience
8 24 (2.12%) Hedge funds
9 20 (1.76%) Algorithms
10 18 (1.59%) Data Structures
11 17 (1.50%) Data Centre
12 16 (1.41%) Mainframe
13 15 (1.32%) Management Information System
14 13 (1.15%) Mobile App
15 9 (0.79%) Derivative
15 9 (0.79%) Fixed Income
16 8 (0.71%) Blackberry
16 8 (0.71%) OTC Derivatives
16 8 (0.71%) Virtual Team
17 7 (0.62%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 118 (10.41%) Linux
2 111 (9.79%) Unix
3 87 (7.67%) Windows
4 30 (2.65%) Windows Server
5 26 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (1.68%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.06%) AIX
9 11 (0.97%) Android
10 9 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.53%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.53%) zOS
13 5 (0.44%) Solaris
13 5 (0.44%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.26%) CentOS
15 3 (0.26%) Debian
15 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
3 156 (13.76%) MVC
4 136 (11.99%) Analytics
5 126 (11.11%) SDLC
6 123 (10.85%) OO
7 109 (9.61%) TDD
8 108 (9.52%) Scrum
9 107 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 96 (8.47%) Software Engineering
11 92 (8.11%) ETL
11 92 (8.11%) Test Automation
12 81 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
12 81 (7.14%) Mentoring
13 76 (6.70%) Data Analysis
14 61 (5.38%) Unit Testing
14 61 (5.38%) Web Development
15 60 (5.29%) Project Management
16 59 (5.20%) Continuous Integration
17 57 (5.03%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 321 (28.31%) Java
2 294 (25.93%) C#
3 193 (17.02%) JavaScript
3 193 (17.02%) PL/SQL
4 142 (12.52%) Python
5 125 (11.02%) T-SQL
6 48 (4.23%) R
6 48 (4.23%) VB.NET
7 44 (3.88%) PowerShell
8 43 (3.79%) VBA
9 41 (3.62%) C++
10 40 (3.53%) VB
11 38 (3.35%) Scala
11 38 (3.35%) Shell Script
12 33 (2.91%) Perl
13 27 (2.38%) PHP
14 21 (1.85%) SAS Macro
15 20 (1.76%) PROC SQL
16 15 (1.32%) Bash Shell
17 14 (1.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 149 (13.14%) Degree
2 32 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (1.68%) Numerate Degree
5 18 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (1.41%) ISTQB
7 15 (1.32%) ISEB
8 13 (1.15%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.79%) MCP
10 7 (0.62%) PhD
10 7 (0.62%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.44%) OCP
11 5 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.44%) SAP Certification
12 4 (0.35%) HND
13 3 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.26%) MCAD
13 3 (0.26%) MCSD
13 3 (0.26%) MCTS
14 2 (0.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.41%) QA
2 29 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 24 (2.12%) SLA
4 21 (1.85%) Basel III
5 8 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.71%) MiFID
6 5 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.44%) EMIR
7 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 58 (5.11%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.68%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.71%) XenApp
7 7 (0.62%) Docker
7 7 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.18%) HDFS
8 2 (0.18%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 2 (0.18%) RACF
8 2 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.18%) vSphere
9 1 (0.088%) Firmware
9 1 (0.088%) LXC
9 1 (0.088%) NFS
9 1 (0.088%) Samba
9 1 (0.088%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (1.41%) SCCM
2 14 (1.23%) Ambari
3 12 (1.06%) Puppet
4 11 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.79%) SCOM
6 8 (0.71%) Ansible
6 8 (0.71%) Data Guard
6 8 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 7 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.44%) Nagios
9 2 (0.18%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.18%) zSecure
10 1 (0.088%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.088%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.088%) WSUS
Vendors
1 302 (26.63%) Oracle
2 205 (18.08%) Microsoft
3 38 (3.35%) IBM
4 34 (3.00%) Perforce
5 31 (2.73%) Cognos
5 31 (2.73%) MicroStrategy
5 31 (2.73%) Tableau
6 30 (2.65%) VMware
7 24 (2.12%) Sybase
7 24 (2.12%) Teradata
8 19 (1.68%) Cisco
8 19 (1.68%) Informatica
9 16 (1.41%) Talend
10 14 (1.23%) Splunk
11 13 (1.15%) CA
12 12 (1.06%) HP
13 11 (0.97%) Citrix
13 11 (0.97%) FNZ
13 11 (0.97%) Red Hat
14 10 (0.88%) Symantec
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 13 hours ago
Dundee, Angus
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + Employee Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Seebyte Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 12% Bonus + 15% Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Salary and Benefits packag
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £33000.00 per annum + Bens and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: 50,000 - 60,000
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
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Experis Ltd
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Sanderson
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
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Search Consultancy
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
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Hydrogen Group
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Hydrogen Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
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Net Talent
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Net Talent
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
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Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
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