Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 17 11
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 306 245 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 14.11% 9.66% 14.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.10% 10.20% 15.58%
Number of salaries quoted 131 146 161
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,100 £45,000 £46,397
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.22% -3.01% -2.32%
10th Percentile £31,250 £23,000 £30,714
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,250 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%

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 2,027 2,403 2,490
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 93.45% 94.72% 92.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,104 1,440 1,512
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,705
% change year-on-year - +0.66% +2.77%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Edinburgh

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Edinburgh

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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.

1 120 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (32.03%) Finance
3 87 (28.43%) JavaScript
4 77 (25.16%) Java
5 76 (24.84%) Software Engineering
6 75 (24.51%) Node.js
7 72 (23.53%) DevOps
8 71 (23.20%) Analytical Skills
9 65 (21.24%) Python
10 60 (19.61%) SQL
11 55 (17.97%) Azure
12 53 (17.32%) Linux
12 53 (17.32%) Banking
13 49 (16.01%) Degree
14 48 (15.69%) Analytics
15 47 (15.36%) AWS
16 45 (14.71%) .NET
17 44 (14.38%) Cybersecurity
18 43 (14.05%) GCP
18 43 (14.05%) Kubernetes
18 43 (14.05%) Security Operations
18 43 (14.05%) Microsoft
18 43 (14.05%) Stakeholder Management
19 42 (13.73%) SIEM
20 41 (13.40%) Splunk
20 41 (13.40%) Terraform
21 40 (13.07%) Google
21 40 (13.07%) C#
22 39 (12.75%) C++
22 39 (12.75%) Ansible

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 10 (3.27%) WebSphere
2 6 (1.96%) Confluence
3 4 (1.31%) ArcGIS
4 3 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.65%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.98%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.33%) SAP FI-AR
Cloud Services
1 55 (17.97%) Azure
2 47 (15.36%) AWS
3 43 (14.05%) GCP
4 14 (4.58%) GitHub
5 12 (3.92%) G Suite
6 11 (3.59%) Office 365
6 11 (3.59%) Power Platform
7 10 (3.27%) IaaS
7 10 (3.27%) SaaS
8 4 (1.31%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (1.31%) Azure Stack
8 4 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.31%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.33%) Google Sheets
9 1 (0.33%) PaaS
9 1 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.78%) Firewall
2 23 (7.52%) Network Security
2 23 (7.52%) VPN
3 17 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (3.59%) DHCP
4 11 (3.59%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.27%) DNS
6 7 (2.29%) VLAN
7 4 (1.31%) BGP
7 4 (1.31%) Internet
7 4 (1.31%) LAN
7 4 (1.31%) OSPF
7 4 (1.31%) WAN
7 4 (1.31%) Wireless
8 3 (0.98%) MPLS
8 3 (0.98%) RSVP
8 3 (0.98%) SAN
8 3 (0.98%) VoIP
8 3 (0.98%) VPLS
8 3 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.48%) Relational Database
2 26 (8.50%) SQL Server
3 16 (5.23%) RDBMS
4 13 (4.25%) MySQL
5 11 (3.59%) Power BI
6 7 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.63%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.31%) GIS
8 4 (1.31%) OLTP
8 4 (1.31%) Snowflake Schema
9 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.65%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.65%) Essbase
10 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.33%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (12.09%) Jenkins
2 26 (8.50%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.54%) PhantomJS
4 14 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (3.59%) Selenium
6 10 (3.27%) IBM UrbanCode
7 7 (2.29%) JIRA
8 3 (0.98%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.98%) FinalBuilder
8 3 (0.98%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.98%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.98%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.33%) GitLab
10 1 (0.33%) Subversion
10 1 (0.33%) Xcode
General
1 98 (32.03%) Finance
2 53 (17.32%) Banking
3 24 (7.84%) Law
4 11 (3.59%) Games
5 10 (3.27%) Retail
6 8 (2.61%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.96%) Marketing
8 5 (1.63%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.31%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.98%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 74 (24.18%) Developer
2 40 (13.07%) DevOps Engineer
3 34 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 31 (10.13%) Analyst
5 28 (9.15%) Senior Developer
6 23 (7.52%) Security Engineer
7 17 (5.56%) .NET Developer
8 16 (5.23%) Firewall Engineer
8 16 (5.23%) Java Developer
8 16 (5.23%) Senior Firewall Engineer
9 13 (4.25%) Backend Developer
9 13 (4.25%) Operations Engineer
10 12 (3.92%) Senior .NET Developer
10 12 (3.92%) Software Developer
11 10 (3.27%) Senior Java Developer
11 10 (3.27%) Senior Operations Engineer
11 10 (3.27%) Support Analyst
12 9 (2.94%) Senior DevOps
12 9 (2.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 9 (2.94%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (24.51%) Node.js
2 45 (14.71%) .NET
3 34 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 31 (10.13%) CSS
4 31 (10.13%) HTML
4 31 (10.13%) React
5 21 (6.86%) Web Services
6 19 (6.21%) REST
7 18 (5.88%) XML
8 14 (4.58%) HTML5
9 13 (4.25%) .NET Framework
10 12 (3.92%) CSS3
10 12 (3.92%) Express
11 11 (3.59%) RESTful
12 9 (2.94%) ASP.NET
12 9 (2.94%) SOAP
12 9 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (2.61%) JSF
14 7 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (1.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 71 (23.20%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.86%) User Experience
3 20 (6.54%) Public Cloud
4 19 (6.21%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (3.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (3.27%) Replication
6 9 (2.94%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.61%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.96%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (1.63%) SIMD
10 4 (1.31%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.31%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (1.31%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.31%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.98%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.98%) Smart Home
11 3 (0.98%) Video\Live Streaming
12 2 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 53 (17.32%) Linux
2 37 (12.09%) Windows
3 31 (10.13%) Unix
4 21 (6.86%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.96%) Android
7 5 (1.63%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.98%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.98%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (24.84%) Software Engineering
3 72 (23.53%) DevOps
4 48 (15.69%) Analytics
5 44 (14.38%) Cybersecurity
6 43 (14.05%) Security Operations
6 43 (14.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (13.73%) SIEM
8 39 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (12.42%) Scrum
9 38 (12.42%) Use Case
10 37 (12.09%) SDLC
11 36 (11.76%) Data Security
11 36 (11.76%) Threat Management
12 33 (10.78%) Test Automation
13 32 (10.46%) Decision-Making
14 27 (8.82%) Fintech
15 26 (8.50%) TDD
16 25 (8.17%) Computer Science
17 23 (7.52%) OO
Programming Languages
1 87 (28.43%) JavaScript
2 77 (25.16%) Java
3 65 (21.24%) Python
4 60 (19.61%) SQL
5 40 (13.07%) C#
6 39 (12.75%) C++
7 29 (9.48%) PowerShell
8 28 (9.15%) Bash Shell
9 20 (6.54%) Go
10 14 (4.58%) Groovy
10 14 (4.58%) TypeScript
11 10 (3.27%) Kotlin
12 7 (2.29%) C
13 6 (1.96%) Ruby
14 5 (1.63%) Perl
15 4 (1.31%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.31%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.98%) PHP
16 3 (0.98%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (16.01%) Degree
2 18 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.63%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.31%) MCSA
4 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.98%) CCNA
5 3 (0.98%) JNCIA
6 2 (0.65%) CCNP
7 1 (0.33%) CBAP
7 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.33%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.56%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.63%) SLA
3 4 (1.31%) Actionable Recommendations
3 4 (1.31%) QA
4 2 (0.65%) GDPR
5 1 (0.33%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.33%) PSD2
System Software
1 23 (7.52%) Docker
2 15 (4.90%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.63%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.33%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (0.33%) NFS
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (14.05%) Kubernetes
2 41 (13.40%) Terraform
3 39 (12.75%) Ansible
4 34 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (10.13%) Puppet
6 3 (0.98%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.98%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (14.05%) Microsoft
2 41 (13.40%) Splunk
3 40 (13.07%) Google
4 38 (12.42%) ServiceNow
5 36 (11.76%) CyberArk
5 36 (11.76%) Symantec
6 21 (6.86%) Cisco
7 16 (5.23%) Palo Alto
8 11 (3.59%) Red Hat
8 11 (3.59%) VMware
9 9 (2.94%) IBM
10 8 (2.61%) Oracle
11 5 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.31%) Apple
13 3 (0.98%) ESRI
13 3 (0.98%) HP
13 3 (0.98%) Kaseya
13 3 (0.98%) Mapbox
13 3 (0.98%) SolarWinds
14 2 (0.65%) New Relic