The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Graduate in their job title over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 116 127 131
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 47 45 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.50% 1.23% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.29% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 29 36 21
Average salary £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,950 £19,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £29,250 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Graduate
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2936 3495 3085
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.41% 95.23% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1906 2311 2009
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Graduate in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Graduate
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Graduate across the Scotland region.

Graduate Salary Trend in Scotland

Graduate
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Graduate across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Graduate Salary Histogram in Scotland

Graduate
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. 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 +16 21 £24,000 -2.04% 9
Glasgow -9 13 £22,750 +19.73% 2
Falkirk - 3 - -
Dundee -4 2 £35,000 +62.79%
West Lothian -5 2 - -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £25,000 -
Stirling - 2 - -
Fife +6 1 - - 1
Graduate
UK

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Graduate in their job title 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 with Graduate in their job title.

1 50 (62.50%) Degree
2 32 (40.00%) Java
3 28 (35.00%) Computer Science
4 23 (28.75%) .NET
5 21 (26.25%) Software Engineering
6 20 (25.00%) C#
7 18 (22.50%) SQL
8 17 (21.25%) Finance
9 16 (20.00%) Windows
10 14 (17.50%) OO
11 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
11 12 (15.00%) Relational Database
12 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (13.75%) C++
12 11 (13.75%) JavaScript
12 11 (13.75%) CSS
13 10 (12.50%) HTML
13 10 (12.50%) Oracle
13 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 10 (12.50%) Banking
13 10 (12.50%) Software Testing
13 10 (12.50%) Mathematics
14 9 (11.25%) SDLC
14 9 (11.25%) Linux
15 8 (10.00%) MVC
15 8 (10.00%) Android
16 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (8.75%) Apple iOS
16 7 (8.75%) Python
17 6 (7.50%) UNIX

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Graduate in their job title 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 with Graduate in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.00%) ArcGIS
2 3 (3.75%) GlassFish
3 2 (2.50%) Moodle
4 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.25%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.25%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) Network Security
2 1 (1.25%) LDAP
2 1 (1.25%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.25%) LAN
2 1 (1.25%) WAN
2 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 4 (5.00%) MySQL
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.25%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.25%) FogBugz
2 1 (1.25%) PhpStorm
2 1 (1.25%) Bugzilla
2 1 (1.25%) JIRA
General
1 17 (21.25%) Finance
2 10 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Billing
3 3 (3.75%) Games
4 2 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.50%) Retail
5 1 (1.25%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.25%) German Language
5 1 (1.25%) Law
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (28.75%) .NET
2 11 (13.75%) CSS
3 10 (12.50%) HTML
4 6 (7.50%) ASP.NET
4 6 (7.50%) jQuery
5 5 (6.25%) Swing
6 4 (5.00%) Web Services
6 4 (5.00%) Java SE
6 4 (5.00%) Qt
6 4 (5.00%) WPF
6 4 (5.00%) iOS SDK
7 3 (3.75%) Sass
7 3 (3.75%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.75%) HTML5
7 3 (3.75%) XML
7 3 (3.75%) Servlets
7 3 (3.75%) J2EE
7 3 (3.75%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.75%) Spring
8 2 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (35.00%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.50%) Physics
5 4 (5.00%) GIS
5 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.00%) User Experience
6 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.50%) Economics
7 2 (2.50%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.25%) VLE
8 1 (1.25%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (1.25%) Chemistry
8 1 (1.25%) Psychology
8 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.25%) Blog
8 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.00%) Windows
2 9 (11.25%) Linux
3 8 (10.00%) Android
4 7 (8.75%) Apple iOS
5 6 (7.50%) UNIX
6 5 (6.25%) Mac OS X
7 4 (5.00%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.25%) Solaris
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.25%) Software Engineering
2 14 (17.50%) OO
3 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 9 (11.25%) SDLC
6 8 (10.00%) MVC
7 6 (7.50%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.25%) Scrum
8 5 (6.25%) Project Management
9 4 (5.00%) Time Management
10 3 (3.75%) Data Protection
10 3 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (3.75%) OOD
10 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2
11 2 (2.50%) OOP
11 2 (2.50%) ERP
11 2 (2.50%) BCP
11 2 (2.50%) Service Delivery
11 2 (2.50%) Business Continuity
11 2 (2.50%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 32 (40.00%) Java
2 20 (25.00%) C#
3 18 (22.50%) SQL
4 11 (13.75%) C++
4 11 (13.75%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.75%) Python
6 6 (7.50%) PHP
7 4 (5.00%) Ruby
7 4 (5.00%) C
8 3 (3.75%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.50%) Perl
10 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.25%) VBA
10 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.25%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 50 (62.50%) Degree
2 3 (3.75%) ISEB
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.25%) MOS
3 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.25%) HND
3 1 (1.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.25%) Firmware
4 1 (1.25%) XenApp
4 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 10 (12.50%) Oracle
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.50%) VMware
3 4 (5.00%) Xamarin
3 4 (5.00%) Citrix
4 3 (3.75%) SAP
4 3 (3.75%) NetApp
5 1 (1.25%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.25%) Adobe
5 1 (1.25%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.25%) Avaloq
5 1 (1.25%) Blackboard
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