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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 108 98 83
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Permanent jobs citing GIS 5 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.42% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.82% 1.21% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 7
Average salary £35,000 £47,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% +31.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,800 £36,600 £32,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
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
607 496 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 40.31% 34.69% 30.07%
Number of salaries quoted 383 337 226
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,550
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

GIS
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 31 October 2014.

GIS Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 11 (61.11%) ArcGIS
2 7 (38.89%) Web Services
3 6 (33.33%) ESRI
3 6 (33.33%) Degree
3 6 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (27.78%) Information Management
4 5 (27.78%) System Testing
4 5 (27.78%) RESTful
4 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
4 5 (27.78%) SOAP
4 5 (27.78%) Middleware
4 5 (27.78%) Python
4 5 (27.78%) HTML
4 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 5 (27.78%) Web Development
5 4 (22.22%) C++
5 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 3 (16.67%) C#
6 3 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (11.11%) .NET
7 2 (11.11%) OOD
7 2 (11.11%) Windows
7 2 (11.11%) Linux
7 2 (11.11%) OO
7 2 (11.11%) STL
7 2 (11.11%) OpenGL

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 11 (61.11%) ArcGIS
2 1 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Developer
2 10 (55.56%) Consultant
2 10 (55.56%) GIS Consultant
3 6 (33.33%) GIS Developer
4 5 (27.78%) Software Developer
4 5 (27.78%) Web Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Security Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Information Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) Web Services
2 5 (27.78%) Middleware
2 5 (27.78%) HTML
2 5 (27.78%) SOAP
2 5 (27.78%) RESTful
3 2 (11.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (11.11%) Qt
3 2 (11.11%) STL
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (11.11%) OpenGL
4 1 (5.56%) WPF
4 1 (5.56%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
3 2 (11.11%) Physics
4 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Android
1 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Information Management
1 5 (27.78%) Web Development
1 5 (27.78%) System Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Cartography
4 2 (11.11%) Validation
4 2 (11.11%) OO
4 2 (11.11%) OOD
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security Management
5 1 (5.56%) Security Management
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
1 5 (27.78%) Python
2 4 (22.22%) C++
3 3 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) Objective-C
5 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) ESRI
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago