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

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 623 561 679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.13% 19.81% 21.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.20% 37.85% 43.14%
Number of salaries quoted 322 295 385
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 £29,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 1721 1482 1574
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 63.91% 52.33% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1100 783 973
Median salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £59,600
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 26 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 26 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 +3 275 £40,000 -5.88% 41
Glasgow 0 272 £41,500 +3.75% 42
West Lothian +2 21 £30,000 -25.00% 4
Stirling +19 9 £37,500 +13.63% 2
Aberdeen -3 7 £40,000 -6.97% 1
Fife +4 5 £44,000 +49.15% 1
Lothian - 5 £43,000 -
Dundee -5 3 £32,000 -6.57% 2
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 26 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.

1 403 (35.10%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (30.92%) Finance
3 326 (28.40%) Java
4 310 (27.00%) SQL Server
5 303 (26.39%) Oracle
6 296 (25.78%) C#
7 270 (23.52%) .NET
8 208 (18.12%) Microsoft
9 196 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
10 195 (16.99%) JavaScript
11 192 (16.72%) PL/SQL
12 185 (16.11%) Relational Database
13 179 (15.59%) Business Intelligence
14 169 (14.72%) HTML
15 161 (14.02%) XML
16 158 (13.76%) MVC
17 151 (13.15%) Degree
18 146 (12.72%) Banking
19 144 (12.54%) Python
20 141 (12.28%) CSS
21 140 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
22 137 (11.93%) Analytics
23 131 (11.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 128 (11.15%) ASP.NET
25 127 (11.06%) T-SQL
25 127 (11.06%) SDLC
26 126 (10.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 124 (10.80%) OO
28 119 (10.37%) Linux
29 114 (9.93%) 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 98 (8.54%) SAS
2 37 (3.22%) SharePoint
2 37 (3.22%) Tomcat
3 27 (2.35%) IIS
4 24 (2.09%) MS Exchange
5 17 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (1.39%) CMS
7 15 (1.31%) JBoss
7 15 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 14 (1.22%) Apache
8 14 (1.22%) Apache Pig
9 13 (1.13%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.96%) Skype for Business
11 10 (0.87%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.61%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.61%) Confluence
14 4 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 73 (6.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (0.70%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.44%) SPSS
6 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.087%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.087%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (0.96%) Sonata
4 10 (0.87%) Oracle 11i
4 10 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.61%) 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 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 2 (0.17%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.087%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.087%) JDE OneWorld
10 1 (0.087%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.087%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 1 (0.087%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 98 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (2.61%) Office 365
4 17 (1.48%) SaaS
5 14 (1.22%) GitHub
6 8 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.44%) iPaaS
8 5 (0.44%) PaaS
9 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.17%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.17%) Slack
9 2 (0.17%) Trello
9 2 (0.17%) Yammer
10 1 (0.087%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.087%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.83%) DNS
1 21 (1.83%) LAN
1 21 (1.83%) WAN
2 17 (1.48%) Firewall
3 15 (1.31%) DHCP
4 14 (1.22%) SAN
5 11 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.87%) Network Security
7 9 (0.78%) Intranet
8 8 (0.70%) LDAP
9 7 (0.61%) VPN
10 6 (0.52%) 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 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.17%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (27.00%) SQL Server
2 185 (16.11%) Relational Database
3 140 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
4 131 (11.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 126 (10.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 102 (8.89%) RDBMS
7 81 (7.06%) Oracle Database
8 58 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 48 (4.18%) Big Data
10 44 (3.83%) Hadoop
11 41 (3.57%) DB2
12 40 (3.48%) Oracle Database 10g
13 33 (2.87%) MySQL
13 33 (2.87%) SQL Server 2014
14 32 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
14 32 (2.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 31 (2.70%) Base SAS
16 30 (2.61%) BusinessObjects
17 26 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
17 26 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 97 (8.45%) Git (software)
2 66 (5.75%) JUnit
3 62 (5.40%) Selenium
4 51 (4.44%) JIRA
5 45 (3.92%) Jenkins
6 39 (3.40%) Maven
7 32 (2.79%) Subversion
8 31 (2.70%) Visual Studio
9 27 (2.35%) Cucumber
10 25 (2.18%) Bitbucket
10 25 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (2.09%) Oracle APEX
11 24 (2.09%) Oracle Forms
12 20 (1.74%) ProC
13 17 (1.48%) Ant
13 17 (1.48%) TeamCity
14 16 (1.39%) Talend Open Studio
15 15 (1.31%) PVCS
16 13 (1.13%) Hudson
17 12 (1.05%) Moq
General
1 355 (30.92%) Finance
2 146 (12.72%) Banking
3 44 (3.83%) Retail
4 33 (2.87%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.53%) Automotive
6 23 (2.00%) Retail Banking
7 22 (1.92%) Legal
8 17 (1.48%) Marketing
9 14 (1.22%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.78%) Front Office
11 7 (0.61%) Games
11 7 (0.61%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.44%) Publishing
13 4 (0.35%) Advertising
13 4 (0.35%) Military
14 3 (0.26%) Back Office
14 3 (0.26%) German Language
14 3 (0.26%) Prime Brokerage
15 2 (0.17%) Law
15 2 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 555 (48.34%) Developer
2 191 (16.64%) Analyst
3 137 (11.93%) Senior Developer
4 126 (10.98%) SQL Developer
5 114 (9.93%) Java Developer
6 91 (7.93%) C# Developer
7 90 (7.84%) .NET Developer
8 89 (7.75%) Consultant
9 68 (5.92%) Software Developer
10 58 (5.05%) Oracle Developer
11 49 (4.27%) Senior Java Developer
12 45 (3.92%) DBA
13 44 (3.83%) SAS Consultant
14 42 (3.66%) Software Engineer
14 42 (3.66%) Support Analyst
15 40 (3.48%) ASP.NET Developer
15 40 (3.48%) Data Analyst
16 39 (3.40%) SQL Analyst
17 35 (3.05%) Database Developer
17 35 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (23.52%) .NET
2 169 (14.72%) HTML
3 161 (14.02%) XML
4 141 (12.28%) CSS
5 128 (11.15%) ASP.NET
6 114 (9.93%) Spring
7 90 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
7 90 (7.84%) Web Services
8 82 (7.14%) SOAP
9 77 (6.71%) jQuery
10 75 (6.53%) AngularJS
11 70 (6.10%) HTML5
12 68 (5.92%) JSON
13 62 (5.40%) Hibernate
14 42 (3.66%) RESTful
15 41 (3.57%) REST
16 40 (3.48%) CSS3
17 39 (3.40%) J2EE
18 37 (3.22%) WCF
19 33 (2.87%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 196 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (6.27%) Computer Science
3 49 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
4 39 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
5 32 (2.79%) Credit Risk
6 26 (2.26%) Fintech
7 25 (2.18%) User Experience
8 24 (2.09%) Hedge funds
9 20 (1.74%) Algorithms
10 18 (1.57%) Data Structures
11 17 (1.48%) Data Centre
12 16 (1.39%) Mainframe
12 16 (1.39%) Management Information System
13 13 (1.13%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.78%) Derivative
14 9 (0.78%) Fixed Income
15 8 (0.70%) Blackberry
15 8 (0.70%) OTC Derivatives
15 8 (0.70%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.61%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 119 (10.37%) Linux
2 113 (9.84%) Unix
3 89 (7.75%) Windows
4 30 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 26 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (1.74%) Apple iOS
6 20 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.05%) AIX
7 12 (1.05%) Android
8 9 (0.78%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.52%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.52%) zOS
11 5 (0.44%) Solaris
11 5 (0.44%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.26%) CentOS
13 3 (0.26%) Debian
13 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (35.10%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (15.59%) Business Intelligence
3 158 (13.76%) MVC
4 137 (11.93%) Analytics
5 127 (11.06%) SDLC
6 124 (10.80%) OO
7 111 (9.67%) Scrum
8 110 (9.58%) TDD
9 108 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 97 (8.45%) Software Engineering
11 95 (8.28%) Test Automation
12 93 (8.10%) ETL
13 83 (7.23%) Mentoring
14 81 (7.06%) Infrastructure Management
15 77 (6.71%) Data Analysis
16 65 (5.66%) Unit Testing
17 64 (5.57%) Web Development
18 60 (5.23%) Project Management
19 59 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
20 57 (4.97%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 326 (28.40%) Java
2 296 (25.78%) C#
3 195 (16.99%) JavaScript
4 192 (16.72%) PL/SQL
5 144 (12.54%) Python
6 127 (11.06%) T-SQL
7 50 (4.36%) VB.NET
8 49 (4.27%) R
9 44 (3.83%) PowerShell
10 43 (3.75%) VBA
11 41 (3.57%) C++
12 40 (3.48%) VB
13 38 (3.31%) Scala
13 38 (3.31%) Shell Script
14 33 (2.87%) Perl
15 29 (2.53%) PHP
16 21 (1.83%) SAS Macro
17 20 (1.74%) PROC SQL
18 15 (1.31%) Bash Shell
19 14 (1.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 151 (13.15%) Degree
2 32 (2.79%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (1.66%) Numerate Degree
5 16 (1.39%) ISTQB
6 15 (1.31%) ISEB
7 13 (1.13%) Master's Degree
8 9 (0.78%) MCP
9 7 (0.61%) PhD
9 7 (0.61%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.44%) OCP
10 5 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.44%) SAP Certification
11 4 (0.35%) HND
12 3 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.26%) MCAD
12 3 (0.26%) MCSD
12 3 (0.26%) MCTS
13 2 (0.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.53%) QA
2 29 (2.53%) Data Quality
3 24 (2.09%) SLA
4 21 (1.83%) Basel III
5 8 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.70%) MiFID
6 5 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.44%) EMIR
7 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.087%) PMO
System Software
1 58 (5.05%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.66%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.70%) XenApp
7 7 (0.61%) Docker
7 7 (0.61%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.17%) HDFS
8 2 (0.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 2 (0.17%) RACF
8 2 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.17%) vSphere
9 1 (0.087%) Firmware
9 1 (0.087%) LXC
9 1 (0.087%) NFS
9 1 (0.087%) Samba
9 1 (0.087%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (1.39%) SCCM
2 14 (1.22%) Ambari
3 12 (1.05%) Puppet
4 11 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.78%) SCOM
6 8 (0.70%) Ansible
6 8 (0.70%) Data Guard
6 8 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 7 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.44%) Nagios
9 2 (0.17%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.17%) zSecure
10 1 (0.087%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.087%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.087%) WSUS
Vendors
1 303 (26.39%) Oracle
2 208 (18.12%) Microsoft
3 39 (3.40%) IBM
4 34 (2.96%) Perforce
5 32 (2.79%) Cognos
5 32 (2.79%) Tableau
6 31 (2.70%) MicroStrategy
7 30 (2.61%) VMware
8 25 (2.18%) Teradata
9 24 (2.09%) Sybase
10 21 (1.83%) Informatica
11 19 (1.66%) Cisco
12 16 (1.39%) Talend
13 14 (1.22%) Splunk
14 13 (1.13%) CA
15 12 (1.05%) HP
16 11 (0.96%) Citrix
16 11 (0.96%) FNZ
16 11 (0.96%) Red Hat
17 10 (0.87%) Symantec
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