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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 536 634 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.95% 21.42% 18.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.56% 43.78% 34.39%
Number of salaries quoted 263 367 341
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,400 £60,000 £55,000
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 1427 1448 1646
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 61.09% 48.92% 53.41%
Number of salaries quoted 812 928 1058
Median salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -1 254 £40,000 - 24
Edinburgh -1 212 £42,500 -2.29% 36
West Lothian 0 19 £35,250 -17.05% 4
Dundee +12 10 £44,500 +36.92% 2
Fife +8 7 £26,750 +2.88% 1
Perth and Kinross - 4 £53,000 - 1
North Lanarkshire +5 3 £38,000 -
Aberdeen +4 3 £35,000 +4.47% 1
Scottish Borders -1 3 £34,000 +13.33% 1
South Lanarkshire -1 2 £30,500 -14.68% 1
Stirling +20 1 - - 1
Renfrewshire -3 1 £45,000 +9.75%
Moray - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 322 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (29.23%) Oracle
3 277 (27.92%) Finance
4 273 (27.52%) Java
5 262 (26.41%) .NET
6 260 (26.21%) C#
7 252 (25.40%) SQL Server
8 250 (25.20%) PL/SQL
9 177 (17.84%) JavaScript
10 172 (17.34%) Microsoft
11 155 (15.63%) HTML
12 151 (15.22%) Relational Database
13 150 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
14 139 (14.01%) XML
15 126 (12.70%) MVC
16 125 (12.60%) CSS
17 124 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
18 121 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
19 116 (11.69%) SDLC
20 113 (11.39%) ASP.NET
20 113 (11.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 112 (11.29%) Degree
22 111 (11.19%) MS Excel
23 106 (10.69%) Oracle Database
24 104 (10.48%) T-SQL
25 101 (10.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 100 (10.08%) Linux
26 100 (10.08%) Analytics
27 99 (9.98%) Python
28 95 (9.58%) TDD

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 66 (6.65%) SAS
2 27 (2.72%) Tomcat
3 26 (2.62%) JBoss
3 26 (2.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 26 (2.62%) SharePoint
4 25 (2.52%) IIS
5 24 (2.42%) MS Exchange
6 20 (2.02%) CMS
7 15 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (1.31%) Apache Pig
8 13 (1.31%) WebLogic
8 13 (1.31%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.01%) Apache
10 9 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.71%) NetWeaver
11 7 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (0.60%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.50%) MQSeries
Applications
1 111 (11.19%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.02%) MS Office
3 16 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (1.61%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.71%) Adobe Captivate
5 6 (0.60%) InDesign
6 5 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.10%) MS Project
8 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
3 20 (2.02%) Oracle 11i
4 18 (1.81%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.71%) Sonata
6 6 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.40%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.10%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 1 (0.10%) Line 500
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.10%) Sage BI
Cloud Services
1 70 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.61%) SaaS
4 15 (1.51%) GitHub
5 11 (1.11%) Office 365
6 7 (0.71%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.40%) iPaaS
7 4 (0.40%) PaaS
8 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.10%) Slack
8 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.32%) DNS
2 17 (1.71%) Firewall
3 15 (1.51%) LAN
3 15 (1.51%) WAN
4 14 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.21%) Network Security
5 12 (1.21%) SAN
6 11 (1.11%) DHCP
6 11 (1.11%) LDAP
7 6 (0.60%) Internet
7 6 (0.60%) Intranet
7 6 (0.60%) SSH
7 6 (0.60%) VPN
8 5 (0.50%) Kerberos
9 4 (0.40%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.30%) HTTP
10 3 (0.30%) NAS
10 3 (0.30%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.30%) Telnet
10 3 (0.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (25.40%) SQL Server
2 151 (15.22%) Relational Database
3 124 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 113 (11.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 106 (10.69%) Oracle Database
6 101 (10.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 94 (9.48%) RDBMS
8 54 (5.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 49 (4.94%) Oracle Database 11g
10 46 (4.64%) Oracle Database 10g
11 42 (4.23%) DB2
11 42 (4.23%) Oracle Reports
12 38 (3.83%) SQL Server 2005
13 34 (3.43%) MySQL
14 32 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
14 32 (3.23%) Hadoop
15 31 (3.13%) Big Data
16 25 (2.52%) Azure SQL Database
17 24 (2.42%) NoSQL
17 24 (2.42%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 82 (8.27%) Git (software)
2 48 (4.84%) Selenium
3 38 (3.83%) PowerBuilder
4 36 (3.63%) JUnit
5 34 (3.43%) Oracle APEX
6 32 (3.23%) JIRA
7 29 (2.92%) Maven
7 29 (2.92%) Oracle Forms
8 27 (2.72%) Jenkins
9 25 (2.52%) Visual Studio
10 24 (2.42%) Bitbucket
11 22 (2.22%) PVCS
12 19 (1.92%) Subversion
13 17 (1.71%) Cucumber
14 16 (1.61%) Dreamweaver
14 16 (1.61%) Talend Open Studio
15 14 (1.41%) Ant
16 13 (1.31%) Eclipse
16 13 (1.31%) JDeveloper
17 12 (1.21%) Hudson
General
1 277 (27.92%) Finance
2 68 (6.85%) Banking
3 23 (2.32%) Legal
4 22 (2.22%) Marketing
5 17 (1.71%) Automotive
5 17 (1.71%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.41%) Retail
7 11 (1.11%) Games
8 6 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.50%) German Language
9 5 (0.50%) Publishing
10 4 (0.40%) Advertising
10 4 (0.40%) Back Office
11 3 (0.30%) Local Government
12 2 (0.20%) Electronics
12 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.20%) Front Office
12 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.10%) Billing
13 1 (0.10%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 528 (53.23%) Developer
2 147 (14.82%) Analyst
3 128 (12.90%) Senior Developer
4 109 (10.99%) Java Developer
4 109 (10.99%) SQL Developer
5 80 (8.06%) Oracle Developer
6 79 (7.96%) .NET Developer
7 65 (6.55%) Software Developer
8 54 (5.44%) C# Developer
8 54 (5.44%) Consultant
9 43 (4.33%) Support Analyst
10 42 (4.23%) DBA
11 36 (3.63%) Applications Developer
11 36 (3.63%) Applications Support
12 35 (3.53%) Senior Java Developer
13 34 (3.43%) SQL Analyst
14 33 (3.33%) Senior SQL Developer
14 33 (3.33%) Web Developer
15 30 (3.02%) Applications Support Analyst
16 29 (2.92%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (26.41%) .NET
2 155 (15.63%) HTML
3 139 (14.01%) XML
4 125 (12.60%) CSS
5 113 (11.39%) ASP.NET
6 81 (8.17%) Spring
7 76 (7.66%) Web Services
8 70 (7.06%) HTML5
9 69 (6.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 60 (6.05%) AngularJS
10 60 (6.05%) jQuery
11 56 (5.65%) JSON
11 56 (5.65%) SOAP
12 50 (5.04%) Hibernate
13 49 (4.94%) J2EE
14 42 (4.23%) CSS3
15 33 (3.33%) WCF
16 32 (3.23%) Java EE
17 30 (3.02%) Ajax
17 30 (3.02%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 150 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (5.24%) Computer Science
3 37 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
4 35 (3.53%) Credit Risk
5 21 (2.12%) Hedge funds
6 18 (1.81%) Fintech
7 16 (1.61%) Replication
8 15 (1.51%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.41%) Mainframe
10 13 (1.31%) Algorithms
10 13 (1.31%) Derivative
11 11 (1.11%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.11%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.11%) User Experience
12 8 (0.81%) Clustering
13 7 (0.71%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.71%) OTC Derivatives
14 6 (0.60%) Digital Media
15 5 (0.50%) Fixed Income
15 5 (0.50%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 100 (10.08%) Linux
2 88 (8.87%) Unix
3 83 (8.37%) Windows
4 25 (2.52%) Windows Server
5 22 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.21%) AIX
7 11 (1.11%) Solaris
8 10 (1.01%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.91%) zOS
10 8 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.71%) Android
11 7 (0.71%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.50%) CentOS
12 5 (0.50%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.50%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.40%) OpenVMS
13 4 (0.40%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (12.70%) MVC
3 121 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
4 116 (11.69%) SDLC
5 100 (10.08%) Analytics
6 95 (9.58%) TDD
7 81 (8.17%) Scrum
8 80 (8.06%) OO
9 78 (7.86%) ETL
10 71 (7.16%) Software Engineering
11 68 (6.85%) Data Analysis
12 62 (6.25%) ITIL
12 62 (6.25%) Web Development
13 50 (5.04%) Data Modelling
13 50 (5.04%) Project Management
14 45 (4.54%) Mentoring
15 44 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (4.33%) SOA
16 43 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 40 (4.03%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 273 (27.52%) Java
2 260 (26.21%) C#
3 250 (25.20%) PL/SQL
4 177 (17.84%) JavaScript
5 104 (10.48%) T-SQL
6 99 (9.98%) Python
7 54 (5.44%) VB.NET
8 42 (4.23%) PowerShell
9 38 (3.83%) VBA
10 35 (3.53%) R
10 35 (3.53%) Shell Script
11 32 (3.23%) Perl
12 23 (2.32%) Scala
12 23 (2.32%) VB
13 20 (2.02%) PHP
14 19 (1.92%) Bash Shell
14 19 (1.92%) C++
15 14 (1.41%) TypeScript
16 9 (0.91%) C
16 9 (0.91%) REXX
Qualifications
1 112 (11.29%) Degree
2 26 (2.62%) ISEB
3 24 (2.42%) Security Cleared
4 17 (1.71%) ISTQB
4 17 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.21%) HND
6 9 (0.91%) MCSE
7 7 (0.71%) MCITP
7 7 (0.71%) MCSA
8 4 (0.40%) CCNA
8 4 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.40%) MCP
9 3 (0.30%) PhD
9 3 (0.30%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.20%) CCNP
11 1 (0.10%) OCP
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.10%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.84%) QA
2 21 (2.12%) Basel III
2 21 (2.12%) SLA
3 16 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.81%) MiFID
5 7 (0.71%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.30%) EMIR
8 2 (0.20%) COBIT
8 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.10%) UCITS
System Software
1 61 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.02%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.31%) XenApp
5 9 (0.91%) NFS
5 9 (0.91%) Samba
6 8 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.60%) Docker
8 6 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 5 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.50%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.20%) NDS
10 2 (0.20%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.20%) RACF
10 2 (0.20%) UAG
10 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.41%) Puppet
2 14 (1.41%) SCCM
3 13 (1.31%) Ambari
4 11 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.01%) Ansible
5 10 (1.01%) SCOM
6 5 (0.50%) Data Guard
6 5 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.20%) MOM
8 2 (0.20%) Nagios
8 2 (0.20%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 2 (0.20%) zSecure
9 1 (0.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.10%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 290 (29.23%) Oracle
2 172 (17.34%) Microsoft
3 31 (3.13%) Perforce
3 31 (3.13%) VMware
4 28 (2.82%) MicroStrategy
5 26 (2.62%) IBM
6 22 (2.22%) Cisco
7 20 (2.02%) Sybase
8 18 (1.81%) Citrix
8 18 (1.81%) Cognos
9 17 (1.71%) Adobe
9 17 (1.71%) HP
9 17 (1.71%) Red Hat
10 16 (1.61%) Talend
11 14 (1.41%) CA
12 13 (1.31%) SAP
12 13 (1.31%) Tableau
13 9 (0.91%) Google
14 8 (0.81%) Informatica
14 8 (0.81%) Symantec
West Lothian
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Posted: 8 hours ago
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Search Consultancy
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 8 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 9 hours ago
Midlothian
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: Pension, Healthcare + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent Package Available
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £46000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: to 45,000 + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
NCC Group
Salary: competitive entry-level salary + excellent company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Spring Technology
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits, Career & Travel
Posted: 6 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Iron Mountain
Salary: Competitive + Pension,Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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