Period
to 15 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Problem-Solving skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Problem-Solving over the 6 months to 15 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 19 18
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 251 154 305
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Edinburgh 14.75% 10.52% 11.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.09% 11.53% 12.45%
Number of salaries quoted 90 48 185
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,536 £33,001
25th Percentile £34,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £41,750 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +19.76% -7.22% +4.65%
75th Percentile £60,000 £54,063 £58,780
90th Percentile £70,250 £60,750 £70,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

Problem-Solving is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,560 1,336 2,449
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 91.66% 91.26% 93.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,056 756 1,629
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £64,550 £66,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £72,500
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £46,548 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.42% +3.44% -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Edinburgh

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Edinburgh

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 15 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 15 May 2021, IT jobs citing Problem-Solving also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 98 (39.04%) Marketing
2 95 (37.85%) Mobile App
3 91 (36.25%) EPoS
4 82 (32.67%) Social Skills
5 81 (32.27%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (30.68%) SQL Server
7 68 (27.09%) Linux
8 66 (26.29%) Analytical Skills
9 61 (24.30%) DevOps
10 55 (21.91%) Windows
11 54 (21.51%) SQL
12 52 (20.72%) Microsoft
12 52 (20.72%) Organisational Skills
13 48 (19.12%) Software Engineering
14 43 (17.13%) Continuous Improvement
15 41 (16.33%) SaaS
16 40 (15.94%) Docker
16 40 (15.94%) Management Information System
16 40 (15.94%) MySQL
17 39 (15.54%) Java
17 39 (15.54%) Test Automation
18 38 (15.14%) Azure
18 38 (15.14%) QA
19 37 (14.74%) C#
20 36 (14.34%) Microservices
20 36 (14.34%) SDLC
20 36 (14.34%) Infrastructure as Code
20 36 (14.34%) Influencing Skills
21 35 (13.94%) Regression Testing
21 35 (13.94%) Software Testing

Problem-Solving
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 9 (3.59%) Apache
2 6 (2.39%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (1.99%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.99%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (1.20%) IIS
4 3 (1.20%) JBoss
4 3 (1.20%) nginx
4 3 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.20%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.80%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.40%) CMS
6 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.20%) Zemax
4 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.39%) Oracle Assets
1 6 (2.39%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (2.39%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.39%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (2.39%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 6 (2.39%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (2.39%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (2.39%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (2.39%) Oracle Receivables
1 6 (2.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 4 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 41 (16.33%) SaaS
2 38 (15.14%) Azure
3 30 (11.95%) AWS
4 13 (5.18%) Microsoft 365
5 12 (4.78%) GCP
6 9 (3.59%) Amazon S3
7 8 (3.19%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.80%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.40%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.40%) GitHub
10 1 (0.40%) Route 53
10 1 (0.40%) Slack
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.97%) Wireless
2 7 (2.79%) Network Security
3 5 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (1.99%) Cisco Firepower
4 3 (1.20%) 802.11
4 3 (1.20%) VPN
5 2 (0.80%) DNS
5 2 (0.80%) Firewall
5 2 (0.80%) IPsec
5 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.80%) VoIP
6 1 (0.40%) DHCP
6 1 (0.40%) Internet
6 1 (0.40%) SAN
6 1 (0.40%) Skype
6 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (30.68%) SQL Server
2 40 (15.94%) MySQL
3 14 (5.58%) NoSQL
4 13 (5.18%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.59%) Tableau
6 8 (3.19%) Flink
7 7 (2.79%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (2.79%) Data Lake
8 6 (2.39%) Essbase
8 6 (2.39%) GIS
8 6 (2.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 5 (1.99%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.20%) Redis
12 2 (0.80%) Power BI
12 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (13.15%) MSTest
1 33 (13.15%) NUnit
2 28 (11.16%) Selenium
3 25 (9.96%) SpecFlow
4 17 (6.77%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.39%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.39%) Subversion
6 4 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.20%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.20%) InstallShield
7 3 (1.20%) JIRA
7 3 (1.20%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.80%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.80%) GitLab
8 2 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.80%) Storybook
8 2 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 98 (39.04%) Marketing
2 82 (32.67%) Social Skills
3 66 (26.29%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (20.72%) Organisational Skills
5 36 (14.34%) Influencing Skills
6 32 (12.75%) Finance
7 13 (5.18%) Banking
8 8 (3.19%) Financial Institution
8 8 (3.19%) Presentation Skills
8 8 (3.19%) Publishing
9 7 (2.79%) Police
10 6 (2.39%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.99%) Electronics
12 4 (1.59%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (1.20%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.80%) Back Office
14 2 (0.80%) Local Government
15 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.40%) Legal
15 1 (0.40%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 48 (19.12%) Analyst
2 35 (13.94%) Software Engineer
3 32 (12.75%) Developer
4 25 (9.96%) Software Test Engineer
4 25 (9.96%) Test Engineer
5 19 (7.57%) Development Engineer
5 19 (7.57%) Software Development Engineer
5 19 (7.57%) Trainee
6 18 (7.17%) Site Engineer
6 18 (7.17%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 17 (6.77%) Test Development Engineer
8 14 (5.58%) Business Analyst
9 13 (5.18%) Java Developer
9 13 (5.18%) Support Analyst
10 12 (4.78%) Support Engineer
11 11 (4.38%) Data Engineer
11 11 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (4.38%) Ethical Hacker
11 11 (4.38%) Senior Software Engineer
12 10 (3.98%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.37%) Node.js
1 16 (6.37%) React
2 9 (3.59%) .NET
3 8 (3.19%) Middleware
3 8 (3.19%) REST
3 8 (3.19%) RESTful
4 7 (2.79%) Spring
4 7 (2.79%) Web Services
5 6 (2.39%) DirectX
5 6 (2.39%) EDI
5 6 (2.39%) Hibernate
5 6 (2.39%) XML
6 5 (1.99%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.99%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (1.99%) CSS
7 4 (1.59%) HTML
7 4 (1.59%) Spring Boot
8 3 (1.20%) 802.1X
8 3 (1.20%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 95 (37.85%) Mobile App
2 91 (36.25%) EPoS
3 40 (15.94%) Management Information System
4 34 (13.55%) Public Cloud
5 32 (12.75%) Data Centre
6 12 (4.78%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (4.38%) User Experience
8 10 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (3.59%) Algorithms
9 9 (3.59%) Data Structures
10 8 (3.19%) Chip and PIN
10 8 (3.19%) Client/Server
11 6 (2.39%) Cloud Native
11 6 (2.39%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.20%) Analogue Electronics
12 3 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (1.20%) Driving Licence
12 3 (1.20%) e-Learning
12 3 (1.20%) Optoelectronics
12 3 (1.20%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 68 (27.09%) Linux
2 55 (21.91%) Windows
3 11 (4.38%) Unix
4 6 (2.39%) Android
4 6 (2.39%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.20%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.80%) CoreOS
6 2 (0.80%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.80%) Solaris
6 2 (0.80%) SUSE
6 2 (0.80%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.80%) zOS
7 1 (0.40%) CentOS
7 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (32.27%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (24.30%) DevOps
3 48 (19.12%) Software Engineering
4 43 (17.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 39 (15.54%) Test Automation
6 36 (14.34%) Infrastructure as Code
6 36 (14.34%) Microservices
6 36 (14.34%) SDLC
7 35 (13.94%) Regression Testing
7 35 (13.94%) Software Testing
8 34 (13.55%) Analytics
9 32 (12.75%) Incident Management
10 31 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 30 (11.95%) TDD
12 28 (11.16%) BDD
12 28 (11.16%) Demand Management
12 28 (11.16%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 28 (11.16%) Technical Debt
12 28 (11.16%) Web Operations
13 25 (9.96%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 54 (21.51%) SQL
2 39 (15.54%) Java
3 37 (14.74%) C#
4 25 (9.96%) Python
5 22 (8.76%) JavaScript
6 15 (5.98%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.98%) T-SQL
8 9 (3.59%) Bash Shell
8 9 (3.59%) C++
9 8 (3.19%) Go
10 7 (2.79%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.39%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.59%) PHP
13 3 (1.20%) Java 8
13 3 (1.20%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.80%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.80%) Ruby
14 2 (0.80%) VBA
15 1 (0.40%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (13.15%) ISEB
1 33 (13.15%) ISTQB
1 33 (13.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 27 (10.76%) Network+ Certification
3 21 (8.37%) Degree
4 19 (7.57%) A+ Certification
4 19 (7.57%) CompTIA Security+
5 16 (6.37%) Linux+ Certification
6 13 (5.18%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (4.38%) Security Cleared
8 9 (3.59%) SC Cleared
9 8 (3.19%) CCNA
9 8 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (3.19%) Server+ Certification
10 5 (1.99%) CCNP
11 2 (0.80%) HNC
11 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.40%) HPE ATP
12 1 (0.40%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (15.14%) QA
2 16 (6.37%) SLA
3 11 (4.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.80%) NIST
5 1 (0.40%) Basel III
5 1 (0.40%) GDPR
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.40%) MiFID
5 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (15.94%) Docker
2 5 (1.99%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.20%) Firmware
4 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (11.16%) ZABBIX
2 26 (10.36%) Kubernetes
3 11 (4.38%) Graylog
4 10 (3.98%) Ansible
5 8 (3.19%) Terraform
6 6 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.99%) Puppet
8 2 (0.80%) Istio
8 2 (0.80%) SCCM
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (20.72%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.37%) Oracle
3 14 (5.58%) Cisco
4 8 (3.19%) Databricks
5 6 (2.39%) CODA
5 6 (2.39%) Concur
5 6 (2.39%) DevExpress
5 6 (2.39%) Embarcadero
5 6 (2.39%) Hyperion
5 6 (2.39%) SAP
6 3 (1.20%) Google
6 3 (1.20%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.40%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.40%) Citrix
7 1 (0.40%) HubSpot
7 1 (0.40%) Meraki
7 1 (0.40%) Sybase
7 1 (0.40%) VMware
7 1 (0.40%) Xamarin