Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 957 1,402 1,363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.37% 25.92% 24.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.52% 45.34% 39.34%
Number of salaries quoted 657 959 782
Scotland median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,500 £27,550
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 2,772 3,092 3,465
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 59.00% 57.17% 61.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,729 2,036 2,228
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,675
90th Percentile £64,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 0 452 £45,000 -5.26% 58
Edinburgh -2 413 £42,500 -4.49% 59
West Lothian 0 21 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Aberdeen -5 20 £37,500 -12.79% 7
Fife +4 14 £37,500 +19.05% 2
Dundee -10 12 £40,750 +23.48% 3
Stirling -5 5 £32,500 -15.58%
South Lanarkshire -3 4 £36,000 -15.29%
Scottish Borders -1 3 £27,000 -5.26% 1
North Lanarkshire -2 3 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Highlands +5 2 £32,500 -7.14%
Perth and Kinross +2 2 - -
Dumfries and Galloway - 2 £60,000 -
Inverclyde +4 1 - - 2
Aberdeenshire -2 1 - -
Angus - 1 - -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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.

1 371 (38.77%) Agile Software Development
2 333 (34.80%) .NET
3 311 (32.50%) C#
4 251 (26.23%) JavaScript
5 243 (25.39%) Java
6 228 (23.82%) Azure
7 222 (23.20%) Finance
8 215 (22.47%) SQL Server
9 198 (20.69%) HTML
10 185 (19.33%) CSS
11 178 (18.60%) Oracle
12 175 (18.29%) Python
13 151 (15.78%) AngularJS
13 151 (15.78%) SDLC
14 149 (15.57%) Microsoft
15 148 (15.46%) Git (software)
16 137 (14.32%) Software Engineering
16 137 (14.32%) MVC
17 133 (13.90%) DevOps
18 130 (13.58%) ASP.NET
19 120 (12.54%) Business Intelligence
20 115 (12.02%) Big Data
21 110 (11.49%) Mentoring
22 109 (11.39%) Degree
23 106 (11.08%) React
24 105 (10.97%) Problem-Solving
25 102 (10.66%) Microservices
25 102 (10.66%) PL/SQL
26 101 (10.55%) ETL
27 100 (10.45%) Test Automation

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 23 (2.40%) SAS
2 22 (2.30%) Apache Spark
2 22 (2.30%) Umbraco
3 21 (2.19%) IIS
4 17 (1.78%) WebLogic
5 15 (1.57%) Apache
6 14 (1.46%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.25%) IBM HTTP Server
8 10 (1.04%) Jupyter
9 9 (0.94%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.73%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.63%) CMS
11 6 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.52%) JBoss
12 5 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
13 4 (0.42%) CloudStack
13 4 (0.42%) Jetty
13 4 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.31%) SPSS
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.42%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.21%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.10%) Epicor Tropos
6 1 (0.10%) Magento
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 228 (23.82%) Azure
2 97 (10.14%) AWS
3 47 (4.91%) Power Platform
4 21 (2.19%) SaaS
5 20 (2.09%) GCP
6 17 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (1.36%) Office 365
8 8 (0.84%) GitHub
9 4 (0.42%) PaaS
9 4 (0.42%) Serverless
10 3 (0.31%) npm
11 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.21%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.21%) Slack
11 2 (0.21%) Trello
12 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.10%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.88%) HTTP
2 16 (1.67%) DNS
2 16 (1.67%) Firewall
2 16 (1.67%) Internet
3 14 (1.46%) DHCP
4 13 (1.36%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.31%) SAN
6 2 (0.21%) Intranet
6 2 (0.21%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.21%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.21%) Network Security
6 2 (0.21%) SSL
7 1 (0.10%) Broadband
7 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.10%) LAN
7 1 (0.10%) VPN
7 1 (0.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (22.47%) SQL Server
2 115 (12.02%) Big Data
3 76 (7.94%) Relational Database
4 74 (7.73%) Data Warehouse
5 65 (6.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 59 (6.17%) NoSQL
7 52 (5.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 47 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
8 47 (4.91%) Power BI
9 42 (4.39%) Oracle Database
10 37 (3.87%) MongoDB
11 31 (3.24%) GIS
12 29 (3.03%) RDBMS
13 25 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 24 (2.51%) Hadoop
15 22 (2.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 22 (2.30%) MySQL
16 20 (2.09%) Azure SQL Database
16 20 (2.09%) DB2
17 16 (1.67%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 148 (15.46%) Git (software)
2 79 (8.25%) Visual Studio
3 66 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 58 (6.06%) TeamCity
5 39 (4.08%) Ant
6 33 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (2.93%) Apache Ivy
7 28 (2.93%) NetBeans
7 28 (2.93%) Subversion
8 27 (2.82%) Selenium
9 22 (2.30%) JIRA
10 16 (1.67%) Hudson
10 16 (1.67%) Maven
11 13 (1.36%) NUnit
12 12 (1.25%) Eclipse
12 12 (1.25%) Gradle
13 10 (1.04%) JUnit
13 10 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
14 8 (0.84%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.84%) SpecFlow
General
1 222 (23.20%) Finance
2 44 (4.60%) Public Sector
3 33 (3.45%) Banking
4 29 (3.03%) Retail
5 21 (2.19%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.46%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.25%) Marketing
9 10 (1.04%) Legal
10 8 (0.84%) Games
11 6 (0.63%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.52%) Automotive
12 5 (0.52%) Billing
12 5 (0.52%) Law
12 5 (0.52%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.31%) Electronics
13 3 (0.31%) Local Government
14 2 (0.21%) Front Office
14 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 501 (52.35%) Developer
2 142 (14.84%) .NET Developer
3 111 (11.60%) Senior Developer
4 101 (10.55%) Java Developer
5 92 (9.61%) Software Engineer
6 89 (9.30%) Software Developer
7 85 (8.88%) Analyst
8 69 (7.21%) C# Developer
9 52 (5.43%) C# Software Engineer
10 50 (5.22%) Consultant
11 47 (4.91%) SQL Developer
12 43 (4.49%) C# .NET Developer
13 39 (4.08%) Data Engineer
14 38 (3.97%) .NET Software Developer
15 37 (3.87%) Senior Software Developer
16 34 (3.55%) Lead Developer
17 32 (3.34%) Java Engineer
18 30 (3.13%) ETL Developer
18 30 (3.13%) Senior .NET Developer
18 30 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 333 (34.80%) .NET
2 198 (20.69%) HTML
3 185 (19.33%) CSS
4 151 (15.78%) AngularJS
5 130 (13.58%) ASP.NET
6 106 (11.08%) React
7 96 (10.03%) Web Services
8 86 (8.99%) jQuery
9 84 (8.78%) RESTful
10 81 (8.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 78 (8.15%) .NET Core
12 76 (7.94%) SOAP
13 60 (6.27%) XML
14 57 (5.96%) .NET Framework
15 55 (5.75%) HTML5
16 51 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web API
17 50 (5.22%) Spring
18 48 (5.02%) WPF
19 35 (3.66%) REST
20 32 (3.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 85 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (6.06%) Robotics
3 51 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
4 43 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.25%) Credit Risk
8 11 (1.15%) Mobile App
9 8 (0.84%) Derivative
9 8 (0.84%) Hedge funds
9 8 (0.84%) Market Risk
9 8 (0.84%) User Experience
10 7 (0.73%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.63%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.63%) Internet of Things
12 5 (0.52%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.42%) Cloud Native
14 3 (0.31%) Equity Derivative
14 3 (0.31%) Marketing Technology
14 3 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 86 (8.99%) Linux
2 83 (8.67%) Windows
3 67 (7.00%) Unix
4 29 (3.03%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (1.57%) Android
6 15 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.63%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.63%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.42%) AIX
8 4 (0.42%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.21%) Solaris
10 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (38.77%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (15.78%) SDLC
3 137 (14.32%) MVC
3 137 (14.32%) Software Engineering
4 133 (13.90%) DevOps
5 120 (12.54%) Business Intelligence
6 110 (11.49%) Mentoring
7 105 (10.97%) Problem-Solving
8 102 (10.66%) Microservices
9 101 (10.55%) ETL
10 100 (10.45%) Test Automation
11 87 (9.09%) Scrum
12 76 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
13 74 (7.73%) TDD
14 70 (7.31%) Analytics
15 65 (6.79%) Visualisation
16 54 (5.64%) Front End Development
17 53 (5.54%) Fintech
17 53 (5.54%) OO
18 45 (4.70%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 311 (32.50%) C#
2 251 (26.23%) JavaScript
3 243 (25.39%) Java
4 175 (18.29%) Python
5 102 (10.66%) PL/SQL
6 95 (9.93%) T-SQL
7 57 (5.96%) PowerShell
8 54 (5.64%) Ruby
9 52 (5.43%) C++
9 52 (5.43%) Java 8
10 37 (3.87%) R
10 37 (3.87%) TypeScript
11 34 (3.55%) VB.NET
12 24 (2.51%) Perl
13 22 (2.30%) Scala
14 19 (1.99%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.88%) PHP
16 15 (1.57%) C
17 11 (1.15%) MATLAB
18 10 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 109 (11.39%) Degree
2 28 (2.93%) Numerate Degree
3 20 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (1.46%) ISTQB
5 12 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.15%) PhD
7 9 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (0.84%) CFA
9 4 (0.42%) CCNA
9 4 (0.42%) CCNP
9 4 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.42%) HND
10 3 (0.31%) MCSD
11 2 (0.21%) ISEB
11 2 (0.21%) MCP
11 2 (0.21%) MCTS
11 2 (0.21%) OCA
11 2 (0.21%) OCP
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.10%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.70%) QA
2 8 (0.84%) CRD IV
3 6 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.42%) SLA
5 2 (0.21%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.10%) DICOM
6 1 (0.10%) GDPR
System Software
1 41 (4.28%) Docker
2 24 (2.51%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.04%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 7 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.63%) vSphere
6 4 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 4 (0.42%) Xen
7 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.10%) HDFS
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 37 (3.87%) Ansible
1 37 (3.87%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.15%) BMC PATROL
4 6 (0.63%) Puppet
5 5 (0.52%) Cobbler
5 5 (0.52%) Terraform
6 4 (0.42%) SCCM
7 3 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.31%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.31%) SCOM
7 3 (0.31%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.31%) SCSM
8 2 (0.21%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.21%) Plesk
8 2 (0.21%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.21%) WMI
9 1 (0.10%) Control-M
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 178 (18.60%) Oracle
2 149 (15.57%) Microsoft
3 29 (3.03%) Tableau
4 27 (2.82%) Micro Focus
5 22 (2.30%) IBM
5 22 (2.30%) SAP
6 20 (2.09%) Informatica
7 17 (1.78%) Sybase
8 16 (1.67%) Xamarin
9 11 (1.15%) MicroStrategy
9 11 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (0.94%) Ab Initio
11 8 (0.84%) Google
12 7 (0.73%) Alteryx
12 7 (0.73%) Cisco
12 7 (0.73%) Cognos
13 6 (0.63%) Databricks
13 6 (0.63%) Teradata
13 6 (0.63%) VMware
14 5 (0.52%) Talend