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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 140 134 145
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Permanent jobs citing GIS 22 32 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.71% 0.98% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.18% 2.42% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 15 30 12
Average salary £40,000 £36,750 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.84% +17.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,187 £48,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
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
1008 1322 1027
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 32.40% 40.59% 32.98%
Number of salaries quoted 672 794 637
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 £27,994 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -5 16 £40,000 -16.98%
Aberdeen - 3 - -
Glasgow -7 2 £36,500 +4.28%
Dundee +11 1 £35,000 -7.89%
GIS
UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (45.24%) Degree
2 15 (35.71%) ArcGIS
3 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 11 (26.19%) C++
5 11 (26.19%) Scrum
6 10 (23.81%) Web Services
7 9 (21.43%) Java
8 8 (19.05%) C#
8 8 (19.05%) Finance
9 7 (16.67%) Linux
9 7 (16.67%) Python
9 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
10 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
10 6 (14.29%) ESRI
10 6 (14.29%) HTML
10 6 (14.29%) Middleware
11 5 (11.90%) Clang
11 5 (11.90%) Mathematics
11 5 (11.90%) Physics
11 5 (11.90%) OpenGL
11 5 (11.90%) SOAP
11 5 (11.90%) STL
11 5 (11.90%) Qt
11 5 (11.90%) RESTful
11 5 (11.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 5 (11.90%) OO
11 5 (11.90%) OOD

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (35.71%) ArcGIS
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) SAS
3 1 (2.38%) JBoss
3 1 (2.38%) ArcSDE
3 1 (2.38%) SugarCRM
3 1 (2.38%) Alfresco
3 1 (2.38%) Mule
3 1 (2.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SPSS
2 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.76%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Clang
2 1 (2.38%) WinRunner
2 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.38%) JMeter
2 1 (2.38%) SilkPerformer
2 1 (2.38%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.38%) Mockito
2 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.38%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
2 4 (9.52%) Retail
2 4 (9.52%) Investment Banking
2 4 (9.52%) Retail Banking
2 4 (9.52%) Private Banking
2 4 (9.52%) Front Office
3 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.38%) Law
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Developer
2 13 (30.95%) Consultant
3 12 (28.57%) Software Developer
4 10 (23.81%) GIS Consultant
5 7 (16.67%) Analyst
5 7 (16.67%) GIS Developer
6 5 (11.90%) C++ Developer
6 5 (11.90%) Web Developer
6 5 (11.90%) C++ Software Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Team Leader
8 3 (7.14%) Data Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) GIS Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) GIS Data Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Senior Business Consultant
9 2 (4.76%) Business Consultant
9 2 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (4.76%) Programmer
10 1 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
10 1 (2.38%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) Web Services
2 6 (14.29%) Middleware
2 6 (14.29%) HTML
3 5 (11.90%) SOAP
3 5 (11.90%) STL
3 5 (11.90%) OpenGL
3 5 (11.90%) Qt
3 5 (11.90%) RESTful
3 5 (11.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (7.14%) .NET
5 2 (4.76%) Ajax
6 1 (2.38%) Java SE
6 1 (2.38%) WPF
6 1 (2.38%) LINQ
6 1 (2.38%) CSS
6 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.90%) Mathematics
2 5 (11.90%) Physics
3 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Open Source
4 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
2 5 (11.90%) Android
2 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.19%) Scrum
3 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 5 (11.90%) Web Development
5 5 (11.90%) Information Management
5 5 (11.90%) Data Analysis
5 5 (11.90%) System Testing
5 5 (11.90%) Cartography
5 5 (11.90%) Validation
5 5 (11.90%) OO
5 5 (11.90%) OOD
6 4 (9.52%) Service Management
6 4 (9.52%) Data Management
6 4 (9.52%) Investment Management
6 4 (9.52%) Wealth Management
6 4 (9.52%) Use Case
7 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.14%) Project Management
7 3 (7.14%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) C++
2 9 (21.43%) Java
3 8 (19.05%) C#
4 7 (16.67%) Python
5 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 5 (11.90%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.38%) Perl
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
7 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (45.24%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) CISSP
2 1 (2.38%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) ESRI
2 2 (4.76%) i2
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Siebel
3 1 (2.38%) HP
3 1 (2.38%) Citrix
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.38%) Talend