The table below looks at the prevalence of the term GIS in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 138 144 150
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Permanent jobs citing GIS 18 28 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.58% 0.76% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.57% 2.11% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 17 22 7
Average salary £40,000 £36,895 £21,300
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.41% +73.21%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +18.57%
GIS
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
1143 1325 1132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 36.78% 35.83% 37.81%
Number of salaries quoted 674 826 625
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,100
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 Scotland

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

GIS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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Salary Trend in Scotland

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

GIS Salary Trend in Scotland

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Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GIS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

GIS Salary Histogram in Scotland

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Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 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 +8 12 £33,750 -8.52% 1
Glasgow +8 2 £48,750 -2.50% 1
Dundee +5 1 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
GIS
UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (52.50%) Degree
3 20 (50.00%) Scrum
4 18 (45.00%) Computer Science
5 17 (42.50%) Java
6 13 (32.50%) C++
7 12 (30.00%) Windows
7 12 (30.00%) Android
7 12 (30.00%) Qt
7 12 (30.00%) Apple iOS
8 10 (25.00%) Java SE
9 9 (22.50%) C#
9 9 (22.50%) ArcGIS
10 8 (20.00%) .NET
11 7 (17.50%) Linux
11 7 (17.50%) Mac OS X
11 7 (17.50%) Xamarin
11 7 (17.50%) Windows Phone
11 7 (17.50%) iOS SDK
11 7 (17.50%) WPF
11 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
12 6 (15.00%) Open Source
12 6 (15.00%) Cartography
13 5 (12.50%) Clang
13 5 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
13 5 (12.50%) Data Analysis
13 5 (12.50%) Mathematics
13 5 (12.50%) Physics
13 5 (12.50%) Time Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (22.50%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.50%) ArcSDE
2 1 (2.50%) SugarCRM
2 1 (2.50%) Alfresco
2 1 (2.50%) Mule
2 1 (2.50%) Node.js
2 1 (2.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) ArcView
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Pentaho
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Clang
2 2 (5.00%) Facilita Forecast
2 2 (5.00%) WinRunner
2 2 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (5.00%) JMeter
2 2 (5.00%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (2.50%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.50%) Mockito
3 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Developer
2 13 (32.50%) Software Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Consultant
3 7 (17.50%) Software Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) C++ Software Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Graduate
5 4 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Data Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.50%) GIS Data Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (7.50%) GIS Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) GIS Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Test Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Business Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) Qt
2 10 (25.00%) Java SE
3 8 (20.00%) .NET
4 7 (17.50%) WPF
4 7 (17.50%) iOS SDK
5 5 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 5 (12.50%) STL
5 5 (12.50%) Web Services
5 5 (12.50%) OpenGL
6 4 (10.00%) CSS
6 4 (10.00%) HTML
7 3 (7.50%) Ajax
7 3 (7.50%) HTML5
7 3 (7.50%) jQuery
7 3 (7.50%) CSS3
7 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.50%) Middleware
8 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
8 1 (2.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (45.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (15.00%) Open Source
3 5 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 5 (12.50%) Physics
4 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Windows
1 12 (30.00%) Android
1 12 (30.00%) Apple iOS
2 7 (17.50%) Windows Phone
2 7 (17.50%) Linux
2 7 (17.50%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (50.00%) Scrum
3 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
4 6 (15.00%) Cartography
5 5 (12.50%) Time Management
5 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 5 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 5 (12.50%) OO
5 5 (12.50%) OOD
5 5 (12.50%) Validation
6 4 (10.00%) Project Management
6 4 (10.00%) Data Management
6 4 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Web Development
7 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.50%) TDD
8 2 (5.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (42.50%) Java
2 13 (32.50%) C++
3 9 (22.50%) C#
4 5 (12.50%) Python
4 5 (12.50%) Objective-C
5 2 (5.00%) SQL
6 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.50%) Perl
6 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (52.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) HNC
2 1 (2.50%) HND
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Xamarin
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) Siebel
3 2 (5.00%) HP
3 2 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.50%) ESRI
4 1 (2.50%) Talend
4 1 (2.50%) SAP
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