The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 84 88 98
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Permanent jobs citing GIS 10 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.84% 0.96% 0.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.97% 3.13% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 9
Median salary £45,000 £32,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+40.62% -22.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,000 £35,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £76,500 £43,200
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
GIS
Scotland

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

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
337 448 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.44% 30.71% 28.63%
Number of salaries quoted 199 298 325
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £79,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

GIS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of job ads across the Edinburgh region citing GIS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

GIS
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

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT jobs citing GIS 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for GIS.

1 13 (59.09%) Degree
2 8 (36.36%) Python
3 7 (31.82%) GeoServer
4 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
5 5 (22.73%) Mathematics
5 5 (22.73%) Physics
5 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
5 5 (22.73%) Project Management
5 5 (22.73%) C++
5 5 (22.73%) Web Services
5 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
5 5 (22.73%) Big Data
6 4 (18.18%) C#
6 4 (18.18%) ArcGIS
6 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (13.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (13.64%) Financial Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
7 3 (13.64%) Back Office
7 3 (13.64%) STL
7 3 (13.64%) Process Management
7 3 (13.64%) Finance
7 3 (13.64%) Xamarin
8 2 (9.09%) PostGIS
8 2 (9.09%) API Design
8 2 (9.09%) Spatial Data
8 2 (9.09%) Games
8 2 (9.09%) .NET

GIS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 7 (31.82%) GeoServer
2 4 (18.18%) ArcGIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Big Data
2 2 (9.09%) Spatial Data
General
1 3 (13.64%) Back Office
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) GIS Specialist
2 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 5 (22.73%) Project Manager
3 4 (18.18%) GIS Manager
3 4 (18.18%) GIS Project Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Software Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C++ Developer
5 2 (9.09%) GIS Developer
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) DBA
6 1 (4.55%) Junior Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (13.64%) STL
3 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 2 (9.09%) LINQ
3 2 (9.09%) PostGIS
3 2 (9.09%) WPF
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 5 (22.73%) Mathematics
2 5 (22.73%) Physics
3 2 (9.09%) Smartphone
4 1 (4.55%) Smart Energy
4 1 (4.55%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Android
1 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
1 5 (22.73%) Project Management
1 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
2 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (13.64%) Financial Analysis
3 3 (13.64%) Process Management
3 3 (13.64%) Scrum
4 2 (9.09%) API Design
5 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
5 1 (4.55%) Critical Success Factor
5 1 (4.55%) Data Management
5 1 (4.55%) Line Management
5 1 (4.55%) Mobile Development
5 1 (4.55%) Network Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Open Source
5 1 (4.55%) People Management
5 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Python
2 5 (22.73%) C++
3 4 (18.18%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) PMP
2 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Xamarin
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
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