Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1,295 877 1,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.55% 18.79% 20.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.09% 33.73% 40.77%
Number of salaries quoted 805 505 770
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,525 £27,975
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 3,230 2,600 3,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 58.74% 55.71% 49.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2,168 1,632 1,890
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,750 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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
Edinburgh +1 615 £40,000 -5.88% 86
Glasgow +1 544 £45,000 +5.88% 72
Dundee - 25 £37,500 - 5
West Lothian +2 23 £40,000 +14.29% 4
Orkney Islands - 18 - -
Aberdeen -1 15 £35,000 +42.86% 3
Fife -7 13 £36,000 +2.86% 2
North Lanarkshire -2 11 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Stirling 0 10 £45,000 +36.36% 1
South Lanarkshire -4 9 £42,500 +33.02% 1
Inverclyde - 4 £45,000 -
Scottish Borders 0 3 £35,000 +40.00%
Renfrewshire 0 3 £34,500 -10.97% 1
Perthshire - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - - 1
Lanarkshire - 1 £35,500 - 1
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 420 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 383 (29.58%) Finance
3 348 (26.87%) Oracle
4 334 (25.79%) C#
5 318 (24.56%) SQL Server
6 312 (24.09%) Java
7 309 (23.86%) .NET
8 246 (19.00%) Business Intelligence
9 229 (17.68%) JavaScript
10 228 (17.61%) Microsoft
11 208 (16.06%) HTML
12 169 (13.05%) Banking
13 165 (12.74%) PL/SQL
14 164 (12.66%) Python
15 160 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
16 157 (12.12%) CSS
17 151 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
18 147 (11.35%) SDLC
19 145 (11.20%) Degree
20 142 (10.97%) Windows
21 138 (10.66%) TDD
22 136 (10.50%) Relational Database
23 134 (10.35%) MVC
24 131 (10.12%) Software Engineering
24 131 (10.12%) Analytics
25 122 (9.42%) SAS
26 119 (9.19%) XML
26 119 (9.19%) T-SQL
27 117 (9.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 116 (8.96%) Scrum

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
1 122 (9.42%) SAS
2 50 (3.86%) SharePoint
3 35 (2.70%) IIS
4 27 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 26 (2.01%) Apache
6 21 (1.62%) JBoss
6 21 (1.62%) MS Exchange
7 18 (1.39%) Apache Spark
8 15 (1.16%) WebLogic
9 14 (1.08%) CMS
9 14 (1.08%) Confluence
10 9 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.62%) MQSeries
12 7 (0.54%) Skype for Business
13 6 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.39%) GemFire
14 5 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
15 4 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 26 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.54%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.39%) Mingle
6 4 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.23%) SPSS
8 1 (0.077%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 20 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (0.77%) Infor M3
6 9 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.62%) NetSuite
8 6 (0.46%) Dynamics SL
8 6 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
8 6 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.46%) Oracle HRMS
8 6 (0.46%) Oracle Payroll
8 6 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (0.39%) Epicor Tropos
10 4 (0.31%) Endur
10 4 (0.31%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 4 (0.31%) Movex
10 4 (0.31%) SAP GRC
11 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
12 2 (0.15%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 103 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.08%) SaaS
4 22 (1.70%) Office 365
5 21 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
6 19 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (1.39%) npm
8 15 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
8 15 (1.16%) GitHub
9 9 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.62%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.31%) Heroku
12 4 (0.31%) Slack
13 3 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.23%) BlazeMeter
13 3 (0.23%) BrowserStack
13 3 (0.23%) Serverless
13 3 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.47%) Firewall
2 20 (1.54%) DNS
3 18 (1.39%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.39%) VPN
4 16 (1.24%) DHCP
5 15 (1.16%) Telnet
6 14 (1.08%) HTTP
7 12 (0.93%) SAN
8 10 (0.77%) VLAN
9 9 (0.69%) SMS
9 9 (0.69%) SSL
10 8 (0.62%) Internet
11 7 (0.54%) Wireless
12 6 (0.46%) SSH
13 5 (0.39%) GPRS
13 5 (0.39%) SNMP
14 3 (0.23%) FTP
14 3 (0.23%) LAN
14 3 (0.23%) WAN
15 2 (0.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (24.56%) SQL Server
2 136 (10.50%) Relational Database
3 117 (9.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 112 (8.65%) Data Warehouse
5 110 (8.49%) Oracle Database
6 108 (8.34%) NoSQL
7 102 (7.88%) Big Data
8 97 (7.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 69 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
10 59 (4.56%) RDBMS
11 52 (4.02%) Hadoop
12 50 (3.86%) Data Mining
12 50 (3.86%) MySQL
13 49 (3.78%) Oracle Database 11g
14 48 (3.71%) MongoDB
15 41 (3.17%) QlikView
15 41 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 37 (2.86%) Base SAS
17 35 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
18 34 (2.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 102 (7.88%) Git (software)
2 49 (3.78%) JUnit
3 45 (3.47%) JIRA
4 42 (3.24%) Maven
4 42 (3.24%) Selenium
5 40 (3.09%) Visual Studio
6 29 (2.24%) Oracle Forms
6 29 (2.24%) Subversion
7 27 (2.08%) Jenkins
8 23 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (1.62%) NetBeans
10 20 (1.54%) Oracle APEX
11 19 (1.47%) ProC
11 19 (1.47%) Protractor
12 17 (1.31%) Jasmine
13 16 (1.24%) Cucumber
13 16 (1.24%) TestNG
14 14 (1.08%) Grunt
14 14 (1.08%) gulp
15 13 (1.00%) TeamCity
General
1 383 (29.58%) Finance
2 169 (13.05%) Banking
3 59 (4.56%) Retail Banking
4 29 (2.24%) Advertising
5 25 (1.93%) Manufacturing
6 19 (1.47%) Marketing
7 17 (1.31%) Games
7 17 (1.31%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.00%) Legal
8 13 (1.00%) Retail
8 13 (1.00%) Telecoms
9 11 (0.85%) Automotive
10 9 (0.69%) Electronics
10 9 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.39%) Local Government
11 5 (0.39%) Military
11 5 (0.39%) Publishing
12 4 (0.31%) Billing
13 3 (0.23%) Arabic Language
13 3 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 504 (38.92%) Developer
2 258 (19.92%) Analyst
3 140 (10.81%) Consultant
4 113 (8.73%) Java Developer
5 102 (7.88%) Senior Developer
6 97 (7.49%) .NET Developer
7 93 (7.18%) SQL Developer
8 73 (5.64%) Senior Analyst
9 71 (5.48%) Software Engineer
10 70 (5.41%) Data Analyst
11 68 (5.25%) Business Analyst
12 67 (5.17%) SQL Analyst
13 58 (4.48%) C# Developer
14 56 (4.32%) DBA
14 56 (4.32%) Software Developer
15 52 (4.02%) Oracle Developer
16 47 (3.63%) Support Analyst
17 37 (2.86%) Applications Support
18 36 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
19 35 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 309 (23.86%) .NET
2 208 (16.06%) HTML
3 157 (12.12%) CSS
4 119 (9.19%) XML
5 111 (8.57%) ASP.NET
6 107 (8.26%) Spring
7 100 (7.72%) AngularJS
8 90 (6.95%) Web Services
9 69 (5.33%) Hibernate
10 65 (5.02%) ASP.NET MVC
11 64 (4.94%) HTML5
12 63 (4.86%) REST
12 63 (4.86%) SOAP
13 62 (4.79%) RESTful
14 54 (4.17%) .NET Framework
15 47 (3.63%) jQuery
15 47 (3.63%) JSON
16 44 (3.40%) Entity Framework
17 43 (3.32%) React
18 41 (3.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 160 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 54 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 43 (3.32%) Algorithms
5 39 (3.01%) Robotics
6 34 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (1.85%) User Experience
8 23 (1.78%) Virtual Team
9 20 (1.54%) Mobile App
10 16 (1.24%) Data Centre
10 16 (1.24%) Replication
11 13 (1.00%) Fintech
12 12 (0.93%) Client/Server
12 12 (0.93%) Management Information System
13 11 (0.85%) Data Structures
13 11 (0.85%) Driving Licence
14 10 (0.77%) Credit Risk
14 10 (0.77%) Mainframe
15 9 (0.69%) EMC VNX
16 8 (0.62%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 142 (10.97%) Windows
2 103 (7.95%) Linux
3 82 (6.33%) Unix
4 69 (5.33%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (1.00%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.62%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.46%) Solaris
10 6 (0.46%) Windows Phone
11 5 (0.39%) AIX
11 5 (0.39%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.31%) Android
13 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (19.00%) Business Intelligence
3 151 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 147 (11.35%) SDLC
5 138 (10.66%) TDD
6 134 (10.35%) MVC
7 131 (10.12%) Analytics
7 131 (10.12%) Software Engineering
8 116 (8.96%) Scrum
9 115 (8.88%) Test Automation
10 106 (8.19%) OO
11 105 (8.11%) Infrastructure Management
12 102 (7.88%) Mentoring
13 101 (7.80%) Data Analysis
14 98 (7.57%) ETL
15 95 (7.34%) Data Management
16 76 (5.87%) Continuous Integration
17 74 (5.71%) ITIL
18 68 (5.25%) Data Modelling
19 61 (4.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 334 (25.79%) C#
2 312 (24.09%) Java
3 229 (17.68%) JavaScript
4 165 (12.74%) PL/SQL
5 164 (12.66%) Python
6 119 (9.19%) T-SQL
7 53 (4.09%) PowerShell
8 52 (4.02%) C++
9 40 (3.09%) PHP
10 31 (2.39%) Ruby
11 28 (2.16%) Shell Script
12 25 (1.93%) C
12 25 (1.93%) R
13 22 (1.70%) VB
13 22 (1.70%) VB.NET
14 20 (1.54%) TypeScript
15 19 (1.47%) PROC SQL
15 19 (1.47%) SAS Macro
16 13 (1.00%) Scala
17 11 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 145 (11.20%) Degree
2 38 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (2.39%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (0.93%) ISTQB
6 11 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (0.77%) MCAD
7 10 (0.77%) MCSD
7 10 (0.77%) MCTS
8 8 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.54%) MCDBA
9 7 (0.54%) MCITP
9 7 (0.54%) SC Cleared
10 6 (0.46%) ISEB
10 6 (0.46%) MCP
10 6 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (0.46%) PhD
10 6 (0.46%) SAP Certification
11 5 (0.39%) MCSE
11 5 (0.39%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.09%) QA
2 31 (2.39%) SLA
3 10 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.54%) PMO
6 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.23%) GDPR
8 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (3.63%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (2.39%) Docker
4 25 (1.93%) Hyper-V
4 25 (1.93%) vSphere
5 12 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.69%) Firmware
7 5 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.31%) Xen
8 4 (0.31%) XenServer
9 3 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (2.24%) SCCM
2 27 (2.08%) Puppet
3 21 (1.62%) SCOM
4 20 (1.54%) Ansible
4 20 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.46%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (0.46%) Malwarebytes
7 6 (0.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.31%) Cobbler
8 4 (0.31%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.31%) Perfmon
8 4 (0.31%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.23%) Nagios
9 3 (0.23%) Rancher
10 2 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.15%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 348 (26.87%) Oracle
2 228 (17.61%) Microsoft
3 68 (5.25%) Teradata
4 48 (3.71%) VMware
5 40 (3.09%) Informatica
6 37 (2.86%) MicroStrategy
7 35 (2.70%) Cognos
8 34 (2.63%) Cisco
9 32 (2.47%) SAP
10 26 (2.01%) Tableau
11 24 (1.85%) Google
11 24 (1.85%) HP
11 24 (1.85%) IBM
12 20 (1.54%) TIBCO
13 15 (1.16%) IFS
13 15 (1.16%) Sybase
14 10 (0.77%) Dell
14 10 (0.77%) EMC
14 10 (0.77%) Infor
15 9 (0.69%) Apple