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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 150 136 143
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Permanent jobs citing GIS 14 28 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.43% 0.84% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.29% 2.18% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 13 26 9
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £48,187 £38,800
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
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
1083 1284 1035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 33.52% 38.42% 33.23%
Number of salaries quoted 708 796 642
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,800 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,556
% change year-on-year
- +3.74%

GIS
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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 2014. 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 12 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Dundee +11 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Glasgow -1 1 - - 2
GIS
UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 17 (50.00%) Degree
2 12 (35.29%) ArcGIS
3 11 (32.35%) Computer Science
4 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (29.41%) Scrum
4 10 (29.41%) C++
4 10 (29.41%) Web Services
5 9 (26.47%) Java
5 9 (26.47%) Finance
6 8 (23.53%) Python
7 7 (20.59%) C#
7 7 (20.59%) Middleware
7 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (17.65%) ESRI
8 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
8 6 (17.65%) Linux
8 6 (17.65%) HTML
8 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
8 6 (17.65%) Relational Database
9 5 (14.71%) Cartography
9 5 (14.71%) Web Development
9 5 (14.71%) Clang
9 5 (14.71%) Android
9 5 (14.71%) Qt
9 5 (14.71%) RESTful
9 5 (14.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 5 (14.71%) Apple iOS
9 5 (14.71%) Validation
9 5 (14.71%) Information Management
9 5 (14.71%) Data Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 12 (35.29%) ArcGIS
2 2 (5.88%) JBoss
2 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.88%) SAS
2 2 (5.88%) SugarCRM
2 2 (5.88%) Alfresco
2 2 (5.88%) Mule
2 2 (5.88%) Node.js
3 1 (2.94%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SPSS
2 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.82%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.88%) Apache Hive
3 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.88%) Big Data
3 2 (5.88%) Pentaho
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Clang
2 2 (5.88%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (5.88%) Mockito
2 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.94%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (2.94%) WinRunner
3 1 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.94%) JMeter
3 1 (2.94%) SilkPerformer
General
1 9 (26.47%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
2 4 (11.76%) Retail
2 4 (11.76%) Investment Banking
2 4 (11.76%) Retail Banking
2 4 (11.76%) Private Banking
2 4 (11.76%) Front Office
3 2 (5.88%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.94%) Law
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (61.76%) Developer
2 11 (32.35%) Software Developer
2 11 (32.35%) Consultant
3 10 (29.41%) GIS Consultant
4 7 (20.59%) GIS Developer
5 5 (14.71%) C++ Software Developer
5 5 (14.71%) C++ Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Web Developer
6 4 (11.76%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.88%) Programmer
7 2 (5.88%) Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Information Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Information Security Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Security Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Performance Test Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) Web Services
2 7 (20.59%) Middleware
3 6 (17.65%) HTML
4 5 (14.71%) SOAP
4 5 (14.71%) STL
4 5 (14.71%) OpenGL
4 5 (14.71%) Qt
4 5 (14.71%) RESTful
4 5 (14.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (8.82%) .NET
6 2 (5.88%) Hibernate
6 2 (5.88%) Spring
6 2 (5.88%) Ajax
7 1 (2.94%) WPF
7 1 (2.94%) LINQ
7 1 (2.94%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Computer Science
2 5 (14.71%) Mathematics
2 5 (14.71%) Physics
3 3 (8.82%) Open Source
3 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.88%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) Android
2 5 (14.71%) Apple iOS
2 5 (14.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (29.41%) Scrum
2 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 5 (14.71%) Web Development
4 5 (14.71%) Information Management
4 5 (14.71%) Data Analysis
4 5 (14.71%) Validation
4 5 (14.71%) OO
4 5 (14.71%) OOD
4 5 (14.71%) System Testing
4 5 (14.71%) Cartography
5 4 (11.76%) Investment Management
5 4 (11.76%) Service Management
5 4 (11.76%) Wealth Management
5 4 (11.76%) Use Case
6 3 (8.82%) Information Security
7 2 (5.88%) MapReduce
8 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) C++
2 9 (26.47%) Java
3 8 (23.53%) Python
4 7 (20.59%) C#
5 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 5 (14.71%) Objective-C
7 2 (5.88%) Perl
7 2 (5.88%) PHP
8 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) CISSP
2 1 (2.94%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) ESRI
2 2 (5.88%) Talend
2 2 (5.88%) i2
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Siebel
3 1 (2.94%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Citrix
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