The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 109 148 152
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +4
Permanent jobs citing GIS 37 23 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.49% 0.69% 0.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.56% 2.23% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 36 18 17
Median salary £45,000 £75,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% +80.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,000 £28,414
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £41,900
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
GIS
UK

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 Scotland region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
812 1032 1139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 32.65% 31.13% 31.61%
Number of salaries quoted 504 671 734
Median salary £44,250 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.56% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

GIS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

GIS
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GIS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +29 34 £45,500 +3.40% 2
Glasgow +11 3 £29,425 -60.76% 1
GIS
UK

GIS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 Scotland region with a requirement for GIS.

1 19 (42.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 15 (33.33%) Project Management
3 13 (28.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (22.22%) Back Office
5 10 (22.22%) Finance
5 10 (22.22%) Scrum
5 10 (22.22%) SAP
5 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 10 (22.22%) Financial Analysis
6 9 (20.00%) Mathematics
6 9 (20.00%) Network Security
6 9 (20.00%) Coaching
6 9 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 9 (20.00%) C++
6 9 (20.00%) Python
7 7 (15.56%) Information Security
7 7 (15.56%) ArcGIS
7 7 (15.56%) Degree
8 6 (13.33%) GeoServer
8 6 (13.33%) Big Data
9 5 (11.11%) Physics
9 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
9 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 5 (11.11%) ESRI
9 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 4 (8.89%) C#
10 4 (8.89%) Unix
10 4 (8.89%) PostGIS

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (15.56%) ArcGIS
2 6 (13.33%) GeoServer
3 2 (4.44%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.22%) CMS
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) Big Data
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.44%) CouchDB
4 2 (4.44%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.44%) Redis
4 2 (4.44%) Riak
5 1 (2.22%) MySQL
5 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.22%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Artifactory
1 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) PowerBuilder
General
1 10 (22.22%) Back Office
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Project Manager
2 10 (22.22%) Developer
3 9 (20.00%) GIS Manager
3 9 (20.00%) GIS Project Manager
3 9 (20.00%) Head of Design
4 7 (15.56%) Software Project Manager
5 4 (8.89%) GIS Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Python Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Delivery Project Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Software Delivery Project Manager
6 3 (6.67%) SSIS Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) C++ Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Data Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) PostGIS
2 3 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (6.67%) STL
3 2 (4.44%) Leaflet
3 2 (4.44%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (4.44%) OpenLayers
3 2 (4.44%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.22%) .NET
4 1 (2.22%) MonoGame
4 1 (2.22%) Web Services
4 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.11%) Physics
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Social Media
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) iPad
4 1 (2.22%) Smart Energy
4 1 (2.22%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Unix
2 3 (6.67%) Android
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 15 (33.33%) Project Management
3 13 (28.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (22.22%) Financial Analysis
5 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 10 (22.22%) Scrum
6 9 (20.00%) Coaching
6 9 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
7 7 (15.56%) Information Security
8 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.67%) ETL
9 3 (6.67%) ETL Development
9 3 (6.67%) Integration Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Load Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Software Delivery
10 2 (4.44%) API Design
10 2 (4.44%) Front End Development
10 2 (4.44%) IT Governance
10 2 (4.44%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) C++
1 9 (20.00%) Python
2 4 (8.89%) C#
3 2 (4.44%) Java
3 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.44%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.22%) Perl
4 1 (2.22%) VB
4 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) SAP
2 5 (11.11%) ESRI
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) Xamarin
4 2 (4.44%) Twitter
5 1 (2.22%) Autodesk
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle
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