Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 95 138
Rank change year-on-year -15 +43 -2
Permanent jobs citing GIS 37 43 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.37% 1.88% 0.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.04% 6.81% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 35 42 26
Edinburgh median annual salary £32,000 £46,750 £59,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.55% -21.43% +43.37%
10th Percentile £26,000 £42,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £36,000 £73,750 £75,000
Scotland median annual salary £32,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -30.43% +2.22% +8.43%

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

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 916 631 844
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 33.85% 27.60% 27.57%
Number of salaries quoted 584 452 567
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,550 £26,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -

GIS
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing GIS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for GIS in Edinburgh

GIS
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

GIS
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for GIS in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 34 (91.89%) Degree
2 31 (83.78%) C#
2 31 (83.78%) Java
2 31 (83.78%) SQL
2 31 (83.78%) .NET
3 30 (81.08%) Software Engineering
3 30 (81.08%) Big Data
4 29 (78.38%) Git (software)
4 29 (78.38%) RESTful
4 29 (78.38%) Numerate Degree
4 29 (78.38%) Innovative Thinking
4 29 (78.38%) Software Testing
4 29 (78.38%) SOAP
4 29 (78.38%) Swing
5 18 (48.65%) C++
5 18 (48.65%) WPF
5 18 (48.65%) Visualisation
5 18 (48.65%) Robotics
6 17 (45.95%) Visual Studio
6 17 (45.95%) Windows
7 16 (43.24%) NetBeans
7 16 (43.24%) SOA
8 13 (35.14%) Military
9 5 (13.51%) Spatial Data
10 4 (10.81%) Python
11 3 (8.11%) ArcGIS
11 3 (8.11%) HTML
11 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (5.41%) Data Management
12 2 (5.41%) JavaScript

GIS
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 3 (8.11%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (81.08%) Big Data
2 5 (13.51%) Spatial Data
3 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (78.38%) Git (software)
2 17 (45.95%) Visual Studio
3 16 (43.24%) NetBeans
4 1 (2.70%) FinalBuilder
4 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (35.14%) Military
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (78.38%) Software Engineer
2 16 (43.24%) C# Software Engineer
2 16 (43.24%) Java Engineer
2 16 (43.24%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Vision Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) Research Engineer
4 1 (2.70%) Analyst
4 1 (2.70%) Data Engineer
4 1 (2.70%) Developer
4 1 (2.70%) Development Manager
4 1 (2.70%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (2.70%) GIS Analyst
4 1 (2.70%) GIS Developer
4 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
4 1 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (2.70%) Senior GIS Analyst
4 1 (2.70%) Software Support Engineer
4 1 (2.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (83.78%) .NET
2 29 (78.38%) RESTful
2 29 (78.38%) SOAP
2 29 (78.38%) Swing
3 18 (48.65%) WPF
4 3 (8.11%) HTML
5 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.70%) ArcObjects
5 1 (2.70%) CSS
5 1 (2.70%) jQuery
5 1 (2.70%) LINQ
5 1 (2.70%) WinForms
5 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (48.65%) Robotics
2 2 (5.41%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (81.08%) Software Engineering
2 29 (78.38%) Innovative Thinking
2 29 (78.38%) Software Testing
3 18 (48.65%) Visualisation
4 16 (43.24%) SOA
5 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.41%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (5.41%) Computer Vision
6 2 (5.41%) Data Management
6 2 (5.41%) Image Processing
6 2 (5.41%) Machine Learning
6 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
6 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.70%) Build Automation
7 1 (2.70%) Cartography
7 1 (2.70%) Change Control
7 1 (2.70%) Coaching
7 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.70%) Open Source
7 1 (2.70%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (83.78%) C#
1 31 (83.78%) Java
1 31 (83.78%) SQL
2 18 (48.65%) C++
3 4 (10.81%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) R
5 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (91.89%) Degree
2 29 (78.38%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (5.41%) PhD
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.70%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) ESRI