The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for GIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GIS over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 90 91
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1  
Permanent jobs citing GIS 8 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.71% 0.75% 0.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.97% 2.78% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 12
Median salary £42,500 £26,500 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.37% -21.48%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £21,700 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £36,550 £51,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -16.66% +5.00%  

GIS is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 407 360 358
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 36.31% 26.89% 26.50%
Number of salaries quoted 258 241 246
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

GIS
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing GIS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for GIS in Edinburgh

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Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GIS in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for GIS in Edinburgh

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Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for GIS in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing GIS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for GIS.

1 10 (58.82%) ArcGIS
2 8 (47.06%) Degree
3 7 (41.18%) Data Analysis
3 7 (41.18%) Algorithms
3 7 (41.18%) QGIS
4 6 (35.29%) C++
5 5 (29.41%) Geospatial Data
6 4 (23.53%) Google Maps API
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (23.53%) Open Source
6 4 (23.53%) Java
6 4 (23.53%) Perl
6 4 (23.53%) PHP
6 4 (23.53%) MySQL
6 4 (23.53%) ESRI
6 4 (23.53%) Google
6 4 (23.53%) Statistical Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) Web Development
6 4 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
8 2 (11.76%) Spatial Data
8 2 (11.76%) Presales
8 2 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (11.76%) Time Management
8 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 2 (11.76%) Financial Analysis
8 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (11.76%) Web Application Development
8 2 (11.76%) Xamarin
8 2 (11.76%) Mobile App

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (58.82%) ArcGIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) QGIS
2 5 (29.41%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (23.53%) MySQL
3 4 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (11.76%) Spatial Data
General
1 2 (11.76%) Back Office
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Data Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Data Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) GIS Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) GIS Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) GIS Data Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Geospatial Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Research Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) GIS Graduate
4 2 (11.76%) GIS Manager
4 2 (11.76%) GIS Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Graduate
4 2 (11.76%) Graduate Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Implementation Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Professional Services Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Google Maps API
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) LINQ
2 2 (11.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Algorithms
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Data Analysis
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Open Source
2 4 (23.53%) Statistical Analysis
2 4 (23.53%) Web Development
3 2 (11.76%) Business Development
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (11.76%) Financial Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
3 2 (11.76%) Presales
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Scrum
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Time Management
3 2 (11.76%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) C++
2 4 (23.53%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) Perl
2 4 (23.53%) PHP
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) ESRI
1 4 (23.53%) Google
2 2 (11.76%) Xamarin