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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 141 156 139
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -17
Permanent jobs citing GIS 21 20 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.65% 0.54% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.60% 1.48% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 17 16 12
Average salary £75,000 £41,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+80.72% +7.09%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +10.66%
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
1311 1355 1146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 40.70% 36.44% 36.91%
Number of salaries quoted 804 893 743
Average salary £40,500 £40,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,987 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,000 £60,000
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 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 August 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 August 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 +3 18 £32,000 -22.89%
Glasgow +10 7 £75,000 +76.47%
Stirling - 2 £36,500 -
GIS
UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 25 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (68.75%) Degree
3 17 (53.13%) Scrum
4 16 (50.00%) Computer Science
5 15 (46.88%) Android
5 15 (46.88%) Java SE
5 15 (46.88%) Java
6 13 (40.63%) SQL
7 12 (37.50%) C++
7 12 (37.50%) JUnit
7 12 (37.50%) Web Services
7 12 (37.50%) Python
7 12 (37.50%) Software Engineering
7 12 (37.50%) Stress Testing
7 12 (37.50%) API Design
8 8 (25.00%) Mobile App
9 7 (21.88%) Mentoring
10 6 (18.75%) PhD
10 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
10 6 (18.75%) Customer Insight
10 6 (18.75%) Target Operating Model
10 6 (18.75%) Analytics
11 5 (15.63%) Finance
11 5 (15.63%) AutoCAD
11 5 (15.63%) .NET
12 3 (9.38%) Windows
12 3 (9.38%) Mac OS X
12 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
12 3 (9.38%) ArcGIS
12 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (9.38%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) AutoCAD
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) JUnit
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Software Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Senior Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) Senior Business Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) Business Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Graduate Software Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Graduate
5 1 (3.13%) Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.13%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.13%) GIS Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Product Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior GIS Developer
5 1 (3.13%) GIS Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) Java SE
2 12 (37.50%) Web Services
3 5 (15.63%) .NET
4 3 (9.38%) WPF
4 3 (9.38%) Qt
4 3 (9.38%) iOS SDK
5 2 (6.25%) PostGIS
5 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.13%) CSS
6 1 (3.13%) Middleware
6 1 (3.13%) jQuery
6 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 8 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.25%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Android
2 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Phone
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) Scrum
3 12 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 12 (37.50%) Stress Testing
3 12 (37.50%) API Design
4 7 (21.88%) Mentoring
5 6 (18.75%) Target Operating Model
5 6 (18.75%) Customer Insight
5 6 (18.75%) Analytics
5 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
6 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Time Management
7 2 (6.25%) Project Management
7 2 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (6.25%) Data Visualisation
8 1 (3.13%) Coaching
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (3.13%) CRM
8 1 (3.13%) Web Development
8 1 (3.13%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) Java
2 13 (40.63%) SQL
3 12 (37.50%) Python
3 12 (37.50%) C++
4 2 (6.25%) C#
4 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (68.75%) Degree
2 6 (18.75%) PhD
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Xamarin
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft