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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rank 151 148 139
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Permanent jobs citing GIS 20 9 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.55% 0.29% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.49% 0.84% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 14
Average salary £41,500 £38,750 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.09% +7.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,100 £28,500 £31,389
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £41,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
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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
1342 1074 1035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 36.99% 34.72% 32.49%
Number of salaries quoted 883 700 654
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 £30,000 £30,000 £26,549
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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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 September 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 September 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 - 13 £41,500 -
Glasgow +2 7 £48,750 +62.50% 1
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (40.00%) Python
2 11 (36.67%) ArcGIS
3 9 (30.00%) Middleware
3 9 (30.00%) Finance
3 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (26.67%) ESRI
4 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
5 7 (23.33%) Java
5 7 (23.33%) Degree
5 7 (23.33%) Open Source
6 6 (20.00%) MongoDB
6 6 (20.00%) Spring
6 6 (20.00%) PHP
6 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (20.00%) Hibernate
7 5 (16.67%) SQL
7 5 (16.67%) HTML
7 5 (16.67%) C#
7 5 (16.67%) .NET
7 5 (16.67%) SOAP
7 5 (16.67%) Web Services
7 5 (16.67%) Information Management
7 5 (16.67%) RESTful
7 5 (16.67%) Web Development
7 5 (16.67%) System Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Alfresco
8 4 (13.33%) Investment Management
8 4 (13.33%) Use Case
8 4 (13.33%) Data Integration
8 4 (13.33%) Wealth Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (36.67%) ArcGIS
2 5 (16.67%) Alfresco
3 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (13.33%) SugarCRM
4 3 (10.00%) SAS
5 2 (6.67%) Mule
5 2 (6.67%) Node.js
5 2 (6.67%) OpenStack
5 2 (6.67%) Drupal
6 1 (3.33%) IIS
6 1 (3.33%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SPSS
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 6 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (13.33%) NoSQL
3 4 (13.33%) Big Data
3 4 (13.33%) Pentaho
3 4 (13.33%) Hadoop
4 2 (6.67%) Apache Hive
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.67%) MySQL
4 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (6.67%) Mockito
2 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.67%) Jasmine
2 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.67%) Maven
2 2 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Front Office
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
2 4 (13.33%) Retail
2 4 (13.33%) Investment Banking
2 4 (13.33%) Retail Banking
2 4 (13.33%) Private Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Aerospace
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Developer
2 10 (33.33%) Consultant
2 10 (33.33%) GIS Consultant
3 6 (20.00%) GIS Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Web Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Team Leader
5 4 (13.33%) Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Graduate
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Graduate Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Security Manager
8 1 (3.33%) WinForms Developer
8 1 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Programmer
8 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) Middleware
2 6 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 6 (20.00%) Spring
3 5 (16.67%) RESTful
3 5 (16.67%) SOAP
3 5 (16.67%) Web Services
3 5 (16.67%) HTML
3 5 (16.67%) .NET
4 3 (10.00%) PostGIS
5 2 (6.67%) Django
5 2 (6.67%) WCF
5 2 (6.67%) J2EE
5 2 (6.67%) WinForms
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.33%) WPF
6 1 (3.33%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Open Source
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Data Integration
3 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) UNIX
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
1 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (16.67%) Information Management
2 5 (16.67%) Web Development
2 5 (16.67%) System Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Investment Management
3 4 (13.33%) MapReduce
3 4 (13.33%) Wealth Management
3 4 (13.33%) Use Case
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.33%) Service Management
4 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (10.00%) Information Security
5 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.67%) UML
5 2 (6.67%) OOP
5 2 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (6.67%) OO
5 2 (6.67%) OOD
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) Python
2 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (23.33%) Java
4 6 (20.00%) PHP
5 5 (16.67%) SQL
5 5 (16.67%) C#
6 4 (13.33%) Ruby
7 3 (10.00%) C++
8 2 (6.67%) Perl
9 1 (3.33%) VBScript
9 1 (3.33%) VB
9 1 (3.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) CISSP
2 1 (3.33%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Puppet
1 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) ESRI
2 4 (13.33%) Talend
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) JBoss
3 2 (6.67%) i2
3 2 (6.67%) Jaspersoft