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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 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 13 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL 813 692 362
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 14.30% 15.79% 17.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.44% 30.66% 28.73%
Number of salaries quoted 488 449 237
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £32,400
25th Percentile £38,744 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,000 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £71,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £57,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +8.57% +1.94% +3.00%

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 2,671 2,257 1,260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 46.98% 51.49% 61.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,674 1,563 845
10th Percentile £35,219 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £58,913
90th Percentile £83,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%

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 14 August 2022.

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 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Edinburgh -12 304 £52,500 +5.00% 29
Glasgow -1 259 £45,000 -1.10% 36
Aberdeen +3 40 £55,000 +46.67% 4
Fife +1 28 £42,500 +88.89%
Lanarkshire -7 26 £47,500 +19.50%
East Lothian - 21 - -
Dunbartonshire - 18 - -
Midlothian - 17 £39,500 -
West Lothian -16 13 £46,250 +8.82% 1
Renfrewshire -2 10 - - 2
West Dunbartonshire - 6 - -
South Lanarkshire -2 4 £77,500 +158.33%
Dundee -8 4 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Aberdeenshire -7 3 £52,500 -19.23%
Stirling -10 2 £28,500 -18.57% 2
Shetland Islands - 1 - -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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.

1 317 (38.99%) .NET
2 314 (38.62%) Social Skills
3 313 (38.50%) Azure
4 296 (36.41%) JavaScript
5 279 (34.32%) Agile
6 261 (32.10%) Software Engineering
6 261 (32.10%) Java
7 226 (27.80%) Docker
8 221 (27.18%) Finance
9 194 (23.86%) C#
10 193 (23.74%) HTML
11 188 (23.12%) NoSQL
12 187 (23.00%) ASP.NET
13 180 (22.14%) MVC
14 179 (22.02%) Microsoft
15 177 (21.77%) Node.js
16 174 (21.40%) Git (software)
17 171 (21.03%) CSS
18 162 (19.93%) AngularJS
19 152 (18.70%) Marketing
20 147 (18.08%) Analytics
20 147 (18.08%) Problem-Solving
21 144 (17.71%) DevOps
22 138 (16.97%) Python
23 137 (16.85%) SQL Server
24 135 (16.61%) HTTP
25 132 (16.24%) Web Development
26 129 (15.87%) Full Stack Development
27 122 (15.01%) Ruby
27 122 (15.01%) Ruby on Rails

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 39 (4.80%) Apache Spark
1 39 (4.80%) Confluence
2 34 (4.18%) SAS
3 19 (2.34%) Apache Airflow
4 15 (1.85%) Luigi
5 13 (1.60%) Apache Pig
6 12 (1.48%) SharePoint
7 8 (0.98%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.86%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.74%) JBoss
10 5 (0.62%) CMS
10 5 (0.62%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.37%) Apache
12 3 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.25%) IIS
13 2 (0.25%) Mendix
13 2 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 26 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.35%) AutoCAD
4 6 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.37%) Adobe XD
5 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.37%) Simulink
5 3 (0.37%) UXPin
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (2.95%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.86%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.25%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Lawson
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 313 (38.50%) Azure
2 114 (14.02%) AWS
3 104 (12.79%) Power Platform
4 54 (6.64%) SaaS
5 37 (4.55%) GCP
6 33 (4.06%) Azure DevOps
7 20 (2.46%) Microsoft 365
8 16 (1.97%) GitHub
8 16 (1.97%) Snowflake
9 14 (1.72%) Amazon Kinesis
10 9 (1.11%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.98%) Power Automate
12 7 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (0.86%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 7 (0.86%) Serverless
13 6 (0.74%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.74%) NuGet
13 6 (0.74%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 135 (16.61%) HTTP
2 118 (14.51%) SSL
3 13 (1.60%) DNS
3 13 (1.60%) Firewall
4 9 (1.11%) DHCP
5 7 (0.86%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.62%) Broadband
6 5 (0.62%) Internet
6 5 (0.62%) SAN
7 4 (0.49%) SNMP
7 4 (0.49%) VPN
8 2 (0.25%) LAN
8 2 (0.25%) VoIP
8 2 (0.25%) WAN
9 1 (0.12%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.12%) IPsec
9 1 (0.12%) Network Security
9 1 (0.12%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (23.12%) NoSQL
2 137 (16.85%) SQL Server
3 97 (11.93%) Power BI
4 83 (10.21%) Relational Database
5 53 (6.52%) Tableau
6 48 (5.90%) Data Warehouse
7 43 (5.29%) Big Data
8 31 (3.81%) MongoDB
9 25 (3.08%) Hadoop
10 24 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (2.83%) Data Lake
12 21 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (2.34%) MySQL
14 17 (2.09%) Azure SQL Database
15 16 (1.97%) Data Mining
16 11 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (1.35%) RDBMS
16 11 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
17 10 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 174 (21.40%) Git (software)
2 85 (10.46%) JIRA
3 41 (5.04%) Jenkins
4 26 (3.20%) Selenium
5 20 (2.46%) Postman
6 17 (2.09%) ERwin
7 16 (1.97%) Cucumber
7 16 (1.97%) Subversion
8 13 (1.60%) ER Studio
8 13 (1.60%) Oracle Forms
8 13 (1.60%) Visual Studio
9 11 (1.35%) Cypress.io
9 11 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (1.11%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.11%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.98%) NUnit
11 8 (0.98%) Pa11y
11 8 (0.98%) WebDriver
12 7 (0.86%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.86%) SoapUI
General
1 314 (38.62%) Social Skills
2 221 (27.18%) Finance
3 152 (18.70%) Marketing
4 107 (13.16%) Banking
5 105 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
6 70 (8.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 26 (3.20%) Presentation Skills
8 23 (2.83%) Public Sector
9 21 (2.58%) Legal
9 21 (2.58%) Manufacturing
10 20 (2.46%) Advertising
11 16 (1.97%) Publishing
11 16 (1.97%) Retail
12 15 (1.85%) Back Office
13 11 (1.35%) Aerospace
13 11 (1.35%) Aviation
13 11 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.74%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.74%) Front Office
14 6 (0.74%) Tech for Good
Job Titles
1 256 (31.49%) Developer
2 185 (22.76%) Software Engineer
3 114 (14.02%) Analyst
4 66 (8.12%) C# Developer
5 65 (8.00%) .NET Developer
6 49 (6.03%) Consultant
6 49 (6.03%) Software Developer
7 41 (5.04%) Data Engineer
8 40 (4.92%) Data Analyst
9 35 (4.31%) Java Developer
10 31 (3.81%) C# .NET Developer
10 31 (3.81%) Support Analyst
11 29 (3.57%) Junior
12 26 (3.20%) Senior Developer
13 24 (2.95%) Senior Analyst
14 23 (2.83%) SaaS Developer
14 23 (2.83%) WinForms Developer
15 22 (2.71%) Systems Analyst
16 20 (2.46%) Junior Developer
16 20 (2.46%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (38.99%) .NET
2 193 (23.74%) HTML
3 187 (23.00%) ASP.NET
4 177 (21.77%) Node.js
5 171 (21.03%) CSS
6 162 (19.93%) AngularJS
7 122 (15.01%) Ruby on Rails
8 118 (14.51%) Angular 2
9 110 (13.53%) React
10 66 (8.12%) .NET Core
11 63 (7.75%) .NET Framework
12 59 (7.26%) RESTful
13 57 (7.01%) XML
14 54 (6.64%) Web Services
15 45 (5.54%) Entity Framework
16 41 (5.04%) REST
17 38 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC
18 30 (3.69%) JSON
19 28 (3.44%) HTML5
19 28 (3.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (2.83%) Cloud Native
2 18 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (2.09%) Public Cloud
4 16 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (1.48%) Data Structures
5 12 (1.48%) IoT
6 11 (1.35%) Replication
6 11 (1.35%) User Experience
7 10 (1.23%) Algorithms
7 10 (1.23%) Biotechnology
8 9 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (0.98%) Data Centre
9 8 (0.98%) Hackathon
9 8 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 8 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.86%) Low-Code
11 6 (0.74%) Legacy Systems
12 5 (0.62%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.62%) Renewable Energy
13 4 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 49 (6.03%) Linux
2 41 (5.04%) Windows
3 30 (3.69%) Unix
4 14 (1.72%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (0.74%) Android
6 6 (0.74%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (0.62%) HPUX
7 5 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.49%) AIX
8 4 (0.49%) Solaris
8 4 (0.49%) Windows 2000
8 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.12%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (34.32%) Agile
2 261 (32.10%) Software Engineering
3 180 (22.14%) MVC
4 147 (18.08%) Analytics
4 147 (18.08%) Problem-Solving
5 144 (17.71%) DevOps
6 132 (16.24%) Web Development
7 129 (15.87%) Full Stack Development
8 113 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
9 90 (11.07%) Microservices
10 89 (10.95%) Scrum
11 81 (9.96%) Mentoring
12 80 (9.84%) SDLC
13 78 (9.59%) CI/CD
14 74 (9.10%) Collaborative Working
14 74 (9.10%) Test Automation
15 68 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
15 68 (8.36%) ETL
16 60 (7.38%) OO
17 55 (6.77%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 296 (36.41%) JavaScript
2 261 (32.10%) Java
3 194 (23.86%) C#
4 138 (16.97%) Python
5 122 (15.01%) Ruby
6 118 (14.51%) Go
7 74 (9.10%) T-SQL
8 59 (7.26%) R
9 32 (3.94%) PL/SQL
10 29 (3.57%) PowerShell
11 28 (3.44%) TypeScript
12 20 (2.46%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.85%) C
13 15 (1.85%) PHP
14 12 (1.48%) C++
15 8 (0.98%) Perl
16 6 (0.74%) VBA
17 5 (0.62%) Apex Code
17 5 (0.62%) COBOL
17 5 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 76 (9.35%) Degree
2 39 (4.80%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (0.62%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.49%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.49%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.37%) MCSA
8 2 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.25%) MBA
8 2 (0.25%) PhD
9 1 (0.12%) ISEB
9 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.12%) MCP
9 1 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.77%) QA
2 24 (2.95%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.85%) SLA
4 11 (1.35%) HAZOP
5 10 (1.23%) GLP
6 9 (1.11%) Accessibility
7 4 (0.49%) GMP
7 4 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.37%) IFRS
8 3 (0.37%) IFRS 17
8 3 (0.37%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.37%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.12%) GAMP
10 1 (0.12%) GxP
10 1 (0.12%) NIST
System Software
1 226 (27.80%) Docker
2 19 (2.34%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.11%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.49%) Samba
6 3 (0.37%) Snort
7 2 (0.25%) Firmware
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 82 (10.09%) Kubernetes
2 7 (0.86%) Terraform
3 6 (0.74%) SQL Sentry
4 4 (0.49%) Ansible
4 4 (0.49%) Data Guard
4 4 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.12%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.12%) SCCM
7 1 (0.12%) SCOM
7 1 (0.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 179 (22.02%) Microsoft
2 99 (12.18%) Oracle
3 27 (3.32%) Google
4 22 (2.71%) Teradata
5 21 (2.58%) Databricks
6 10 (1.23%) Charles River
7 9 (1.11%) SAP
7 9 (1.11%) Verint
7 9 (1.11%) VMware
8 8 (0.98%) Adobe
9 7 (0.86%) IBM
9 7 (0.86%) Mapbox
9 7 (0.86%) Okta
9 7 (0.86%) OutSystems
10 6 (0.74%) MuleSoft
10 6 (0.74%) SolarWinds
11 5 (0.62%) Cisco
11 5 (0.62%) HP
11 5 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.62%) Xamarin