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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 93 92 92
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing GIS 17 13 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.08% 0.89% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.70% 2.20% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 2
Average salary £53,500 £41,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.91% -12.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £38,300 £45,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £41,500 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.46% +8.00%
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
629 592 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 39.94% 40.33% 37.22%
Number of salaries quoted 382 377 294
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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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 28 August 2015.

GIS Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (69.23%) Degree
3 16 (61.54%) Scrum
4 14 (53.85%) Java SE
4 14 (53.85%) Computer Science
4 14 (53.85%) Java
4 14 (53.85%) Android
5 12 (46.15%) API Design
5 12 (46.15%) Python
5 12 (46.15%) SQL
5 12 (46.15%) JUnit
5 12 (46.15%) Web Services
5 12 (46.15%) C++
5 12 (46.15%) Stress Testing
5 12 (46.15%) Software Engineering
6 8 (30.77%) Mobile App
7 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
8 6 (23.08%) Target Operating Model
8 6 (23.08%) Analytics
8 6 (23.08%) Customer Insight
8 6 (23.08%) PhD
8 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
9 4 (15.38%) AutoCAD
9 4 (15.38%) Finance
10 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
10 2 (7.69%) ArcGIS
10 2 (7.69%) Time Management
10 2 (7.69%) WPF
10 2 (7.69%) Project Management
10 2 (7.69%) Mac OS X

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (7.69%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) AutoCAD
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) JUnit
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Software Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Senior Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Business Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Senior Business Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Graduate
4 1 (3.85%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (53.85%) Java SE
2 12 (46.15%) Web Services
3 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 2 (7.69%) WPF
3 2 (7.69%) Qt
3 2 (7.69%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 14 (53.85%) Computer Science
2 8 (30.77%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Android
2 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Phone
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (61.54%) Scrum
3 12 (46.15%) Software Engineering
3 12 (46.15%) Stress Testing
3 12 (46.15%) API Design
4 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
5 6 (23.08%) Customer Insight
5 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 6 (23.08%) Analytics
5 6 (23.08%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (7.69%) Time Management
7 1 (3.85%) Software Architecture
7 1 (3.85%) Coaching
7 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
7 1 (3.85%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) Java
2 12 (46.15%) SQL
2 12 (46.15%) Python
2 12 (46.15%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) Degree
2 6 (23.08%) PhD
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Xamarin