The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 36 30 34
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 182 209 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 5.91% 6.33% 5.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.19% 16.06% 17.52%
Number of salaries quoted 129 160 119
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £24,000 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £52,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Computer Science
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1059 1301 993
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 34.36% 39.39% 33.82%
Number of salaries quoted 691 785 615
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Computer Science Salary Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Computer Science Salary Histogram in Scotland

Computer Science
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -1 79 £40,000 +14.28% 12
Glasgow +6 65 £40,000 - 14
Aberdeen -1 12 £37,500 -25.00%
West Lothian -6 6 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Dundee 0 5 £37,500 +25.00%
Stirling - 4 - -
South Lanarkshire +3 2 - -
Fife +3 1 £31,000 -27.90%
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science 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 Computer Science.

1 336 (88.19%) Degree
2 156 (40.94%) C#
3 152 (39.90%) Software Engineering
4 135 (35.43%) .NET
5 130 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
6 124 (32.55%) Java
7 107 (28.08%) C++
8 94 (24.67%) Mathematics
9 87 (22.83%) SQL Server
10 79 (20.73%) JavaScript
10 79 (20.73%) Linux
11 78 (20.47%) Finance
12 73 (19.16%) OO
13 72 (18.90%) HTML
13 72 (18.90%) ASP.NET
14 67 (17.59%) Windows
15 62 (16.27%) CSS
16 60 (15.75%) SQL
16 60 (15.75%) TDD
17 58 (15.22%) Physics
18 56 (14.70%) Microsoft
19 55 (14.44%) UNIX
20 54 (14.17%) OOP
20 54 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
21 48 (12.60%) C
22 47 (12.34%) Visual Studio
22 47 (12.34%) Oracle
23 45 (11.81%) MVC
24 43 (11.29%) jQuery
25 40 (10.50%) Scrum

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science 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 Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (4.72%) Apache
2 17 (4.46%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.15%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.10%) IIS
5 7 (1.84%) JBoss
5 7 (1.84%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.57%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.05%) Lync
7 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.79%) SAS
9 2 (0.52%) Node.js
9 2 (0.52%) Drupal
9 2 (0.52%) CMS
9 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.26%) Moodle
10 1 (0.26%) Confluence
10 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.79%) MS Project
3 2 (0.52%) MS Office
4 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.26%) SPSS
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) Simulink
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 6 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.31%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (1.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 3 (0.79%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.79%) FLEXCUBE
3 3 (0.79%) Finacle
4 2 (0.52%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.52%) Magento
5 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.31%) SaaS
4 4 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.52%) Office 365
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.25%) Ethernet
2 17 (4.46%) Internet
3 12 (3.15%) Firewall
3 12 (3.15%) HTTP
4 9 (2.36%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.84%) DNS
6 6 (1.57%) tcpdump
6 6 (1.57%) Wireshark
7 5 (1.31%) SAN
7 5 (1.31%) Intranet
7 5 (1.31%) Wireless
8 4 (1.05%) SSH
8 4 (1.05%) LDAP
8 4 (1.05%) DHCP
8 4 (1.05%) WAN
9 3 (0.79%) FTP
9 3 (0.79%) Network Security
9 3 (0.79%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (22.83%) SQL Server
2 36 (9.45%) Relational Database
3 28 (7.35%) MySQL
4 21 (5.51%) RDBMS
5 19 (4.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.84%) Big Data
6 7 (1.84%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.31%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (1.05%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.79%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.79%) Datomic
10 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.52%) MSDE
11 2 (0.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 47 (12.34%) Visual Studio
2 35 (9.19%) Subversion
3 19 (4.99%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.84%) JUnit
6 5 (1.31%) Clang
7 2 (0.52%) Gradle
7 2 (0.52%) Maven
7 2 (0.52%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.52%) TortoiseSVN
7 2 (0.52%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.52%) Ant
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.26%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.26%) Selenium
8 1 (0.26%) NUnit
8 1 (0.26%) JIRA
8 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.26%) GCC
General
1 78 (20.47%) Finance
2 39 (10.24%) Banking
3 28 (7.35%) Electronics
4 17 (4.46%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.67%) Retail
6 11 (2.89%) Games
7 9 (2.36%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.57%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.31%) Marketing
10 3 (0.79%) Front Office
10 3 (0.79%) French Language
11 2 (0.52%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.52%) Law
11 2 (0.52%) Legal
11 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.52%) Publishing
12 1 (0.26%) German Language
12 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 182 (47.77%) Developer
2 71 (18.64%) Software Engineer
3 70 (18.37%) Software Developer
4 42 (11.02%) Java Developer
5 35 (9.19%) Senior Developer
6 34 (8.92%) C# Developer
7 33 (8.66%) Graduate
8 32 (8.40%) Analyst
9 30 (7.87%) .NET Developer
10 20 (5.25%) Junior
11 16 (4.20%) Senior Java Developer
11 16 (4.20%) C# .NET Developer
12 14 (3.67%) Architect
13 13 (3.41%) C# Software Developer
14 12 (3.15%) Junior Developer
15 11 (2.89%) C++ Developer
15 11 (2.89%) Graduate Developer
16 9 (2.36%) Consultant
16 9 (2.36%) Test Engineer
16 9 (2.36%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (35.43%) .NET
2 72 (18.90%) HTML
2 72 (18.90%) ASP.NET
3 62 (16.27%) CSS
4 43 (11.29%) jQuery
5 37 (9.71%) WPF
6 36 (9.45%) XML
7 35 (9.19%) Web Services
8 29 (7.61%) .NET Framework
9 27 (7.09%) OpenGL
10 26 (6.82%) Qt
10 26 (6.82%) NHibernate
11 25 (6.56%) STL
12 22 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
13 20 (5.25%) Direct3D
13 20 (5.25%) MFC
13 20 (5.25%) Spring
14 19 (4.99%) HTML5
14 19 (4.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 16 (4.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 94 (24.67%) Mathematics
2 58 (15.22%) Physics
3 54 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (6.82%) Visualisation
5 25 (6.56%) Management Information System
6 20 (5.25%) CUDA
7 19 (4.99%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (3.41%) Open Source
8 13 (3.41%) User Experience
9 12 (3.15%) Market Risk
9 12 (3.15%) GIS
9 12 (3.15%) Grid Computing
10 9 (2.36%) Equities
11 8 (2.10%) Hedge funds
11 8 (2.10%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.57%) Data Structures
13 5 (1.31%) Statistics
13 5 (1.31%) Derivative
14 4 (1.05%) Algorithms
14 4 (1.05%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 79 (20.73%) Linux
2 67 (17.59%) Windows
3 55 (14.44%) UNIX
4 18 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (4.20%) Android
6 11 (2.89%) Debian
6 11 (2.89%) Apple iOS
7 10 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.84%) Fedora
8 7 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.57%) CentOS
9 6 (1.57%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.57%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.52%) Solaris
12 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (39.90%) Software Engineering
2 130 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (19.16%) OO
4 60 (15.75%) TDD
5 54 (14.17%) OOP
6 45 (11.81%) MVC
7 40 (10.50%) Scrum
7 40 (10.50%) Project Management
8 37 (9.71%) Unit Testing
9 32 (8.40%) Investment Management
10 31 (8.14%) Mentoring
11 28 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (7.09%) Waterfall
13 26 (6.82%) Risk Management
13 26 (6.82%) Software Architecture
14 21 (5.51%) Linear Algebra
15 20 (5.25%) 3D Visualisation
15 20 (5.25%) Analytics
15 20 (5.25%) Web Development
16 17 (4.46%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 156 (40.94%) C#
2 124 (32.55%) Java
3 107 (28.08%) C++
4 79 (20.73%) JavaScript
5 60 (15.75%) SQL
6 48 (12.60%) C
7 35 (9.19%) Perl
8 26 (6.82%) Python
9 21 (5.51%) VC++
10 15 (3.94%) PHP
11 14 (3.67%) PL/SQL
12 11 (2.89%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.89%) Ruby
13 7 (1.84%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.31%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.05%) Scala
15 4 (1.05%) MATLAB
15 4 (1.05%) ActionScript
16 3 (0.79%) Clojure
16 3 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 336 (88.19%) Degree
2 14 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.10%) PhD
3 8 (2.10%) PMP
3 8 (2.10%) PMI Certification
4 6 (1.57%) ISEB
4 6 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.57%) HND
5 5 (1.31%) MCP
5 5 (1.31%) CCNA
6 4 (1.05%) CWNA
7 3 (0.79%) GIAC
7 3 (0.79%) GCIA
7 3 (0.79%) GSEC
7 3 (0.79%) GCIH
7 3 (0.79%) GWAPT
7 3 (0.79%) GPEN
7 3 (0.79%) OSCP
7 3 (0.79%) OSCE
8 2 (0.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.35%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) WCAG
3 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (1.84%) Hyper-V
2 6 (1.57%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.31%) Firmware
3 5 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.79%) Snort
5 1 (0.26%) NFS
5 1 (0.26%) Samba
5 1 (0.26%) Squid
5 1 (0.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.26%) SCCM
1 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (0.26%) Puppet
1 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 56 (14.70%) Microsoft
2 47 (12.34%) Oracle
3 15 (3.94%) Cisco
4 10 (2.62%) Dell
5 8 (2.10%) HP
6 7 (1.84%) Iron Speed
7 6 (1.57%) VMware
7 6 (1.57%) Sybase
8 5 (1.31%) Adobe
9 4 (1.05%) Xamarin
9 4 (1.05%) Ruckus Wireless
9 4 (1.05%) Meru Networks
9 4 (1.05%) ProCurve
9 4 (1.05%) Aruba
9 4 (1.05%) Informatica
10 3 (0.79%) Planview
11 2 (0.52%) LexisNexis
11 2 (0.52%) Twitter
11 2 (0.52%) Typemock
11 2 (0.52%) Red Gate
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 hours ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cloudreach
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
BAE Systems
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lockheed Martin
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Career Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Seebyte Ltd
Salary: From £24k-£39k dependent on experience + pension scheme + bonuses
Posted: 14 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago