The table below looks at the statistics for GIS skills 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 145 135 149
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Permanent jobs citing GIS 16 25 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 0.82% 0.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.68% 2.65% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 11 18 15
Average salary £50,852 £45,000 £48,187
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.00% -6.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £36,050 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,600
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -5.32%
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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
953 944 1018
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 31.96% 30.95% 30.95%
Number of salaries quoted 613 640 707
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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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 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

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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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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
Glasgow -9 5 £27,500 -32.51% 2
Highlands - 5 £50,852 -
Aberdeen +15 2 £42,500 -
Edinburgh -5 2 £60,000 +33.33% 3
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
3 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (31.03%) Finance
5 8 (27.59%) .NET
5 8 (27.59%) Python
5 8 (27.59%) Degree
5 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
6 6 (20.69%) Change Management
6 6 (20.69%) Scrum
6 6 (20.69%) Project Management
6 6 (20.69%) C#
6 6 (20.69%) Problem Management
6 6 (20.69%) Data Management
6 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
7 5 (17.24%) C++
7 5 (17.24%) Oracle
7 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
7 5 (17.24%) VBA
7 5 (17.24%) Web Services
7 5 (17.24%) XML
7 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
7 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
7 5 (17.24%) Electronics
7 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
8 4 (13.79%) CMS
8 4 (13.79%) Replication
8 4 (13.79%) Clustering
8 4 (13.79%) SAN
8 4 (13.79%) PowerBuilder

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (13.79%) CMS
1 4 (13.79%) IIS
1 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) Node.js
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.45%) ArcGIS
3 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.45%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
2 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.79%) DTS
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 7
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
5 2 (6.90%) Neo4j
5 2 (6.90%) QGIS
6 1 (3.45%) CouchDB
6 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.45%) Redis
6 1 (3.45%) Riak
6 1 (3.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) PowerBuilder
2 3 (10.34%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) JUnit
3 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.90%) Subversion
4 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Electronics
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) DBA
2 6 (20.69%) SQL DBA
3 5 (17.24%) Head of Digital
4 4 (13.79%) Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Applications Support
4 4 (13.79%) Java Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Business Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Product Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Business Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) Web Services
2 5 (17.24%) XML
3 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.34%) Java SE
3 3 (10.34%) jQuery
4 2 (6.90%) CSS
4 2 (6.90%) HTML
4 2 (6.90%) PostGIS
4 2 (6.90%) RESTful
5 1 (3.45%) Ajax
5 1 (3.45%) ArcObjects
5 1 (3.45%) MonoGame
5 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
3 4 (13.79%) Clustering
3 4 (13.79%) Replication
4 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
5 2 (6.90%) Remote Sensing
6 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.45%) Informatics
6 1 (3.45%) iPad
6 1 (3.45%) Life Science
6 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Android
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) Change Management
2 6 (20.69%) Data Management
2 6 (20.69%) Problem Management
2 6 (20.69%) Project Management
2 6 (20.69%) Scrum
2 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
3 4 (13.79%) Analytics
3 4 (13.79%) Asset Management
3 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (13.79%) CRM
3 4 (13.79%) High Availability
3 4 (13.79%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) API Design
4 3 (10.34%) Customer Insight
4 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.34%) Target Operating Model
4 3 (10.34%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) Python
3 6 (20.69%) C#
4 5 (17.24%) C++
4 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.24%) VBA
5 4 (13.79%) C
5 4 (13.79%) Java
5 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
5 4 (13.79%) VB
5 4 (13.79%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.90%) R
7 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.45%) Perl
7 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
2 4 (13.79%) PhD
3 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.45%) Autodesk
2 1 (3.45%) Mapinfo
2 1 (3.45%) VMware
2 1 (3.45%) Xamarin
Glasgow
Capita plc
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CGI
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CGI
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow
OCC Computer Personnel
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Plus benefits etc
Posted: 13 days ago