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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 125 119 134
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Graduate 35 58 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.12% 1.47% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.55% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 23 47 18
Average salary £26,000 £25,000 £22,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +9.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £15,750 £19,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £35,000 £26,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -
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
2925 3748 2954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.90% 94.77% 94.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1849 2463 1742
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 May 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 May 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
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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 15 £27,000 +8.00% 5
Glasgow +5 10 £19,375 +1.97% 1
Falkirk - 3 - -
West Lothian +3 2 - -
Stirling -7 2 - -
Aberdeen +22 1 £22,500 -30.76%
Dundee - 1 £35,000 -
Fife - 1 £26,000 -
Graduate
UK

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 42 (53.16%) Degree
2 31 (39.24%) Computer Science
3 26 (32.91%) Java
4 16 (20.25%) Finance
4 16 (20.25%) Software Engineering
5 14 (17.72%) SQL
6 12 (15.19%) .NET
6 12 (15.19%) C#
6 12 (15.19%) Oracle
6 12 (15.19%) Windows
7 11 (13.92%) Banking
7 11 (13.92%) Mathematics
8 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (12.66%) OO
9 9 (11.39%) Linux
9 9 (11.39%) C++
10 8 (10.13%) Relational Database
11 7 (8.86%) Mentoring
11 7 (8.86%) Software Testing
11 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
12 6 (7.59%) Microsoft
12 6 (7.59%) UNIX
12 6 (7.59%) Physics
12 6 (7.59%) Android
12 6 (7.59%) Apple iOS
13 5 (6.33%) WPF
13 5 (6.33%) RDBMS
13 5 (6.33%) Mac OS X
13 5 (6.33%) MySQL

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (5.06%) ArcGIS
2 3 (3.80%) GlassFish
3 2 (2.53%) Moodle
4 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.27%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) Network Security
2 1 (1.27%) LDAP
2 1 (1.27%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.27%) LAN
2 1 (1.27%) WAN
2 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.27%) DNS
2 1 (1.27%) Wireless
2 1 (1.27%) Fast Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.33%) RDBMS
3 5 (6.33%) MySQL
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.27%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.27%) FogBugz
2 1 (1.27%) PhpStorm
2 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.27%) Bugzilla
2 1 (1.27%) JIRA
General
1 16 (20.25%) Finance
2 11 (13.92%) Banking
3 4 (5.06%) Billing
3 4 (5.06%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.27%) German Language
4 1 (1.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.27%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.19%) .NET
2 5 (6.33%) WPF
3 4 (5.06%) Qt
3 4 (5.06%) iOS SDK
3 4 (5.06%) Java SE
3 4 (5.06%) CSS
3 4 (5.06%) Web Services
3 4 (5.06%) HTML
4 3 (3.80%) XML
4 3 (3.80%) Swing
4 3 (3.80%) Servlets
4 3 (3.80%) J2EE
4 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.53%) Flash
5 2 (2.53%) Java EE
5 2 (2.53%) Middleware
6 1 (1.27%) WinForms
6 1 (1.27%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.27%) jQuery
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 31 (39.24%) Computer Science
2 11 (13.92%) Mathematics
3 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.59%) Physics
5 5 (6.33%) Management Information System
6 4 (5.06%) GIS
7 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.27%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.27%) VLE
7 1 (1.27%) Economics
7 1 (1.27%) Blog
7 1 (1.27%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Windows
2 9 (11.39%) Linux
3 6 (7.59%) Android
3 6 (7.59%) Apple iOS
3 6 (7.59%) UNIX
4 5 (6.33%) Mac OS X
5 4 (5.06%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.27%) Solaris
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.25%) Software Engineering
2 10 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (12.66%) OO
3 7 (8.86%) Software Testing
3 7 (8.86%) Mentoring
4 5 (6.33%) Scrum
5 4 (5.06%) OOP
5 4 (5.06%) Time Management
6 3 (3.80%) Analytics
6 3 (3.80%) Wealth Management
6 3 (3.80%) Project Management
7 2 (2.53%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.53%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.53%) Information Security
7 2 (2.53%) BCP
7 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.53%) ERP
7 2 (2.53%) Business Analysis
7 2 (2.53%) Business Continuity Planning
8 1 (1.27%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.91%) Java
2 14 (17.72%) SQL
3 12 (15.19%) C#
4 9 (11.39%) C++
5 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.33%) Perl
6 4 (5.06%) Python
6 4 (5.06%) C
7 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.80%) PHP
7 3 (3.80%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.53%) Ruby
9 1 (1.27%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 42 (53.16%) Degree
2 3 (3.80%) ISEB
3 2 (2.53%) HND
4 1 (1.27%) PhD
4 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.27%) MOS
4 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.27%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
1 2 (2.53%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.53%) Firmware
2 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.27%) XenApp
3 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Oracle
2 6 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.06%) VMware
3 4 (5.06%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.80%) Citrix
5 2 (2.53%) SAP
5 2 (2.53%) NetApp
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco
6 1 (1.27%) Adobe
6 1 (1.27%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.27%) Informatica
6 1 (1.27%) Avaloq
6 1 (1.27%) Blackboard
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