Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 486 793 1,267
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 18.32% 19.38% 24.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.33% 33.39% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 431 558 902
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%

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 1,657 2,375 2,956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 62.46% 58.04% 57.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,218 1,537 1,981
Median annual salary £47,575 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.72% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £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 25 January 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 25 January 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
Glasgow +1 233 £47,500 +5.56% 35
Edinburgh -3 176 £47,500 +9.20% 44
Dundee +3 27 £55,000 +37.50% 1
West Lothian -2 11 £52,500 +23.53% 3
Aberdeen +1 10 £43,088 +14.90% 4
Fife +5 8 £30,000 -33.33%
Inverclyde +3 2 £52,500 -
Aberdeenshire +2 2 - - 1
Scottish Borders +3 1 - - 2
South Lanarkshire +2 1 £40,000 +19.40%
North Lanarkshire -1 1 £45,000 +12.50% 1
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 188 (38.68%) Azure
2 180 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (36.01%) C#
4 156 (32.10%) JavaScript
5 155 (31.89%) Microsoft
6 133 (27.37%) .NET
7 130 (26.75%) Finance
8 123 (25.31%) SQL Server
9 118 (24.28%) DevOps
10 117 (24.07%) Python
11 114 (23.46%) Java
12 102 (20.99%) Software Engineering
13 97 (19.96%) Oracle
14 85 (17.49%) Scrum
15 80 (16.46%) AWS
16 77 (15.84%) Linux
16 77 (15.84%) React
16 77 (15.84%) AngularJS
17 75 (15.43%) OO
18 72 (14.81%) HTML
19 68 (13.99%) Windows
19 68 (13.99%) SDLC
20 67 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
21 65 (13.37%) C++
21 65 (13.37%) Microservices
22 62 (12.76%) TDD
22 62 (12.76%) Git (software)
23 60 (12.35%) Migration
23 60 (12.35%) Mentoring
24 57 (11.73%) MVC

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 15 (3.09%) Apache Spark
2 12 (2.47%) Apache
3 10 (2.06%) SAS
4 8 (1.65%) IIS
5 7 (1.44%) ColdFusion
5 7 (1.44%) Confluence
6 4 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (0.62%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.62%) Luigi
8 2 (0.41%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.41%) SugarCRM
8 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.41%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.21%) CMS
9 1 (0.21%) Drupal
9 1 (0.21%) JBoss
9 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.23%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.41%) Actimize
3 2 (0.41%) Magento
3 2 (0.41%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.21%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.21%) Shopify
4 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 188 (38.68%) Azure
2 80 (16.46%) AWS
3 56 (11.52%) SaaS
4 38 (7.82%) Power Platform
5 27 (5.56%) GCP
6 20 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (3.29%) PaaS
8 15 (3.09%) Office 365
9 14 (2.88%) IaaS
10 13 (2.67%) Serverless
11 8 (1.65%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (1.44%) Logic Apps
13 6 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (1.23%) GitHub
14 3 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
15 2 (0.41%) AWS Data Pipeline
15 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.67%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.06%) Firewall
3 8 (1.65%) LAN
3 8 (1.65%) WAN
4 7 (1.44%) CTI
4 7 (1.44%) Software-Defined Networking
5 5 (1.03%) VPN
6 4 (0.82%) HTTP
7 3 (0.62%) DNS
7 3 (0.62%) Internet
8 2 (0.41%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.41%) OpenVPN
8 2 (0.41%) SSL
8 2 (0.41%) VSAN
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.21%) DHCP
9 1 (0.21%) H.323
9 1 (0.21%) SAN
9 1 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (25.31%) SQL Server
2 51 (10.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 50 (10.29%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (7.61%) NoSQL
4 37 (7.61%) Power BI
5 33 (6.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (5.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 23 (4.73%) Azure SQL Database
8 22 (4.53%) Big Data
9 19 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
10 17 (3.50%) Oracle Database
10 17 (3.50%) Relational Database
11 16 (3.29%) BusinessObjects
12 15 (3.09%) QlikView
13 14 (2.88%) MySQL
14 13 (2.67%) Hadoop
15 11 (2.26%) Data Lake
15 11 (2.26%) MongoDB
16 9 (1.85%) Qlik Sense
17 7 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 62 (12.76%) Git (software)
2 22 (4.53%) Selenium
3 18 (3.70%) JIRA
4 12 (2.47%) Subversion
4 12 (2.47%) Visual Studio
5 11 (2.26%) FitNesse
5 11 (2.26%) Jenkins
5 11 (2.26%) JMeter
5 11 (2.26%) SpecFlow
6 9 (1.85%) GitLab
7 7 (1.44%) Metasploit
7 7 (1.44%) WebScarab
8 6 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (1.03%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.03%) FishEye
10 4 (0.82%) Gradle
10 4 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.82%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.62%) Eclipse
General
1 130 (26.75%) Finance
2 14 (2.88%) Marketing
3 13 (2.67%) Banking
3 13 (2.67%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.47%) Public Sector
5 9 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.23%) Retail
7 5 (1.03%) Back Office
7 5 (1.03%) Law
8 4 (0.82%) Legal
9 3 (0.62%) Advertising
9 3 (0.62%) Front Office
9 3 (0.62%) Games
9 3 (0.62%) Local Government
9 3 (0.62%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.41%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) German Language
11 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 186 (38.27%) Developer
2 73 (15.02%) Software Engineer
3 47 (9.67%) Software Developer
4 42 (8.64%) Analyst
5 38 (7.82%) Azure Engineer
6 34 (7.00%) Platform Engineer
6 34 (7.00%) Senior Software Engineer
7 24 (4.94%) .NET Developer
8 22 (4.53%) .NET Software Engineer
8 22 (4.53%) Architect
8 22 (4.53%) Lead Developer
9 21 (4.32%) Senior Developer
10 20 (4.12%) Data Engineer
10 20 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
10 20 (4.12%) Support Analyst
11 19 (3.91%) Applications Support
12 18 (3.70%) C# Developer
13 16 (3.29%) Applications Support Analyst
13 16 (3.29%) C# Software Engineer
14 15 (3.09%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (27.37%) .NET
2 77 (15.84%) AngularJS
2 77 (15.84%) React
3 72 (14.81%) HTML
4 55 (11.32%) CSS
5 49 (10.08%) HTML5
6 46 (9.47%) jQuery
7 44 (9.05%) ASP.NET
8 40 (8.23%) .NET Framework
9 39 (8.02%) .NET Core
10 35 (7.20%) Ajax
11 31 (6.38%) REST
11 31 (6.38%) XML
12 28 (5.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (5.14%) J2EE
14 21 (4.32%) Backbone.js
15 20 (4.12%) Spring
16 18 (3.70%) Node.js
17 17 (3.50%) CSS3
18 16 (3.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.23%) Enterprise Software
2 32 (6.58%) Data Structures
3 31 (6.38%) Mobile App
4 30 (6.17%) Greenfield Project
5 26 (5.35%) Algorithms
6 24 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.88%) EPoS
8 11 (2.26%) Cloud Native
9 9 (1.85%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.85%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.03%) User Experience
12 4 (0.82%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.41%) Analytical Mindset
13 2 (0.41%) Equities
13 2 (0.41%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.41%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.41%) Renewable Energy
13 2 (0.41%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 77 (15.84%) Linux
2 68 (13.99%) Windows
3 33 (6.79%) Unix
4 9 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.44%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.23%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.03%) Android
8 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.41%) CentOS
10 1 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (24.28%) DevOps
3 102 (20.99%) Software Engineering
4 85 (17.49%) Scrum
5 75 (15.43%) OO
6 68 (13.99%) SDLC
7 67 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
8 65 (13.37%) Microservices
9 62 (12.76%) TDD
10 60 (12.35%) Mentoring
10 60 (12.35%) Migration
11 57 (11.73%) MVC
12 54 (11.11%) Test Automation
13 50 (10.29%) BDD
14 49 (10.08%) Analytics
15 48 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (8.85%) Infrastructure as Code
16 43 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
17 39 (8.02%) Artificial Intelligence
17 39 (8.02%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 175 (36.01%) C#
2 156 (32.10%) JavaScript
3 117 (24.07%) Python
4 114 (23.46%) Java
5 65 (13.37%) C++
6 38 (7.82%) PL/SQL
7 29 (5.97%) Java 8
8 28 (5.76%) C
9 26 (5.35%) PowerShell
10 23 (4.73%) T-SQL
11 22 (4.53%) R
12 20 (4.12%) Bash Shell
13 19 (3.91%) PHP
14 14 (2.88%) Scala
15 12 (2.47%) Shell Script
16 11 (2.26%) Ruby
17 8 (1.65%) Perl
17 8 (1.65%) TypeScript
18 6 (1.23%) VBA
19 5 (1.03%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (4.12%) Degree
2 9 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.44%) AWS Certification
3 7 (1.44%) CCNA
3 7 (1.44%) CCNP
3 7 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (1.44%) MCSE
4 5 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.82%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.82%) PhD
5 4 (0.82%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.62%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.41%) MCSA
7 2 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.21%) HND
8 1 (0.21%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (8.85%) QA
2 28 (5.76%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.62%) SLA
4 2 (0.41%) CDISC
4 2 (0.41%) GAMP
4 2 (0.41%) Good Clinical Practice
4 2 (0.41%) PMO
4 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (10.49%) Docker
2 12 (2.47%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.41%) vSphere
6 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.21%) HDFS
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.21%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (6.38%) Kubernetes
2 19 (3.91%) Ansible
3 12 (2.47%) Terraform
4 9 (1.85%) ZABBIX
5 7 (1.44%) Core Impact
5 7 (1.44%) Graylog
5 7 (1.44%) Nessus
5 7 (1.44%) Nexpose
6 2 (0.41%) SCCM
6 2 (0.41%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.21%) Puppet
7 1 (0.21%) Rancher
7 1 (0.21%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 155 (31.89%) Microsoft
2 97 (19.96%) Oracle
3 33 (6.79%) Atlassian
4 32 (6.58%) EnterpriseDB
5 24 (4.94%) Ceridian
6 15 (3.09%) Google
7 11 (2.26%) Cisco
7 11 (2.26%) SAP
8 9 (1.85%) Informatica
8 9 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.85%) Teradata
9 8 (1.65%) Solace
10 7 (1.44%) Databricks
10 7 (1.44%) Hyperion
10 7 (1.44%) IBM
10 7 (1.44%) VMware
11 5 (1.03%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.03%) Xamarin
12 4 (0.82%) Ab Initio
13 3 (0.62%) Citrix