The table below looks at the prevalence of the term GIS in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 81 89 89
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Permanent jobs citing GIS 14 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.03% 1.04% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.95% 2.94% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 3
Average salary £45,000 £48,187 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.61% +60.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £47,500 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £61,637 £33,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,896
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.52%
GIS
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
474 476 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 34.78% 35.31% 37.24%
Number of salaries quoted 303 289 271
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,650 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GIS across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GIS across the Edinburgh region.

GIS Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GIS across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

GIS Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing GIS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GIS.

1 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (66.67%) Degree
3 13 (61.90%) C++
3 13 (61.90%) Scrum
4 11 (52.38%) Computer Science
5 9 (42.86%) C#
6 8 (38.10%) Java
7 6 (28.57%) Web Services
7 6 (28.57%) Linux
7 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
8 5 (23.81%) Data Analysis
8 5 (23.81%) Mathematics
8 5 (23.81%) Physics
8 5 (23.81%) Objective-C
8 5 (23.81%) Validation
8 5 (23.81%) OO
8 5 (23.81%) STL
8 5 (23.81%) OOD
8 5 (23.81%) Windows
8 5 (23.81%) OpenGL
8 5 (23.81%) Android
8 5 (23.81%) Qt
8 5 (23.81%) Apple iOS
8 5 (23.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 5 (23.81%) Cartography
8 5 (23.81%) Clang
9 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (14.29%) TDD
9 3 (14.29%) ArcGIS

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing GIS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GIS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) ArcGIS
2 1 (4.76%) ArcSDE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Clang
2 1 (4.76%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (4.76%) WinRunner
2 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.76%) JMeter
2 1 (4.76%) SilkPerformer
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Developer
2 14 (66.67%) Software Developer
3 5 (23.81%) C++ Software Developer
3 5 (23.81%) C++ Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Software Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Business Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) GIS Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) GIS Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Business Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Programmer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Web Services
2 5 (23.81%) STL
2 5 (23.81%) OpenGL
2 5 (23.81%) Qt
2 5 (23.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (14.29%) Java SE
4 1 (4.76%) RESTful
4 1 (4.76%) SOAP
4 1 (4.76%) HTML
4 1 (4.76%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) Middleware
4 1 (4.76%) Ajax
4 1 (4.76%) WPF
4 1 (4.76%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Computer Science
2 5 (23.81%) Mathematics
2 5 (23.81%) Physics
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.76%) Open Source
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Android
2 5 (23.81%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) Scrum
3 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 5 (23.81%) Data Analysis
4 5 (23.81%) Validation
4 5 (23.81%) OO
4 5 (23.81%) OOD
4 5 (23.81%) Cartography
5 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.76%) System Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.76%) Data Management
7 1 (4.76%) Information Management
7 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.76%) Web Development
7 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) C++
2 9 (42.86%) C#
3 8 (38.10%) Java
4 5 (23.81%) Objective-C
5 2 (9.52%) Python
6 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Siebel
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.76%) ESRI