Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Highlands with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
Scotland > Highlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 - 8
Rank change year-on-year - +8 +2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 3 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Highlands 15.79% - 6.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.00% - 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Highlands median annual salary £60,000 - £41,500
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the Highlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Highlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 10 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Highlands 52.63% 75.00% 13.33%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 3
Highlands median annual salary £23,000 £19,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% -55.29% -5.56%
10th Percentile £21,875 £17,500 £32,950
90th Percentile £58,250 £20,500 £49,250
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the Highlands

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Highlands.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the Highlands

Degree
Salary Trend in the Highlands

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

Salary trend for Degree in the Highlands

Degree
Job Locations in the Highlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Highlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sutherland - 1 - -
Degree
Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Degree 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 Highlands region with a requirement for Degree.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (66.67%) Modbus
2 2 (66.67%) MISRA
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Electronics
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Legal
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Highlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) Modbus
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Software Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Software Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) MISRA