Period
to 21 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 42 35
Rank change year-on-year -15 -7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 254 242 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.48% 5.19% 5.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.55% 14.00% 13.30%
Number of salaries quoted 167 168 223
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +3.90%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,425 £25,400
90th Percentile £61,000 £55,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £49,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +5.88%

Computer Science is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,199 1,728 2,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.82% 37.05% 44.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,444 1,114 1,563
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £64,925 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Scotland

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Science in Scotland.

Salary trend for Computer Science in Scotland

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in Scotland

Computer Science
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. 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
Edinburgh +1 128 £41,250 -7.82% 18
Glasgow -39 79 £42,500 -5.56% 26
Dundee -2 20 £34,250 +26.85% 2
West Lothian -1 9 £45,000 -
Fife -2 6 £32,500 - 4
Stirling -4 2 £42,500 -26.09% 1
Midlothian - 2 £35,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £35,500 - 1
Aberdeen - 1 £32,500 - 1
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT jobs citing Computer Science 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 199 (78.35%) Degree
2 106 (41.73%) Software Engineering
3 87 (34.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 72 (28.35%) Java
5 71 (27.95%) C++
6 68 (26.77%) Agile Software Development
7 66 (25.98%) JavaScript
7 66 (25.98%) SQL
8 64 (25.20%) C#
9 63 (24.80%) Python
10 60 (23.62%) Mathematics
11 59 (23.23%) Linux
12 51 (20.08%) .NET
13 47 (18.50%) Finance
14 43 (16.93%) OO
15 35 (13.78%) HTML
15 35 (13.78%) C
16 31 (12.20%) SQL Server
16 31 (12.20%) MVC
16 31 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
17 30 (11.81%) Scrum
17 30 (11.81%) CSS
18 29 (11.42%) Windows
18 29 (11.42%) Banking
18 29 (11.42%) Physics
19 28 (11.02%) Test Automation
19 28 (11.02%) AngularJS
19 28 (11.02%) Analytics
19 28 (11.02%) XML
20 26 (10.24%) Mentoring

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 11 (4.33%) SAS
2 9 (3.54%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.36%) CMS
4 4 (1.57%) Drupal
5 3 (1.18%) WordPress
6 2 (0.79%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.39%) Apache
7 1 (0.39%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.39%) Confluence
7 1 (0.39%) DNN
7 1 (0.39%) IIS
7 1 (0.39%) JBoss
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.39%) Magento
2 1 (0.39%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.15%) SaaS
3 7 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.18%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.18%) GitHub
5 3 (1.18%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.18%) Serverless
6 1 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.39%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 1 (0.39%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.39%) Heroku
6 1 (0.39%) Office 365
6 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.12%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.57%) Internet
3 3 (1.18%) AMQP
4 2 (0.79%) H.323
4 2 (0.79%) HTTP
4 2 (0.79%) VoIP
4 2 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.39%) DNS
5 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.39%) Firewall
5 1 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.39%) IPsec
5 1 (0.39%) Network Security
5 1 (0.39%) SMS
5 1 (0.39%) SMTP
5 1 (0.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.51%) Big Data
3 13 (5.12%) Hadoop
4 11 (4.33%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.36%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.97%) Apache Hive
7 5 (1.97%) Data Mining
7 5 (1.97%) MySQL
8 4 (1.57%) GIS
8 4 (1.57%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.57%) QlikView
8 4 (1.57%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.18%) Spatial Data
10 2 (0.79%) HBase
10 2 (0.79%) Maltego
10 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.79%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 25 (9.84%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.51%) Subversion
3 11 (4.33%) Selenium
3 11 (4.33%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.76%) JIRA
5 5 (1.97%) JUnit
5 5 (1.97%) MSTest
5 5 (1.97%) NetBeans
5 5 (1.97%) NUnit
5 5 (1.97%) WebDriver
6 4 (1.57%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.57%) Jasmine
6 4 (1.57%) Protractor
6 4 (1.57%) TestNG
6 4 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (1.18%) HP UFT
7 3 (1.18%) PHPUnit
7 3 (1.18%) Toad
7 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.79%) Maven
General
1 47 (18.50%) Finance
2 29 (11.42%) Banking
3 13 (5.12%) Marketing
4 11 (4.33%) Games
5 9 (3.54%) Advertising
5 9 (3.54%) Electronics
5 9 (3.54%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.97%) Law
8 3 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.18%) Retail
9 2 (0.79%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.79%) French Language
9 2 (0.79%) German Language
9 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.79%) Publishing
9 2 (0.79%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.39%) Military
10 1 (0.39%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (27.17%) Software Engineer
2 68 (26.77%) Developer
3 37 (14.57%) C++ Software Engineer
4 26 (10.24%) Analyst
5 25 (9.84%) Linux Engineer
6 22 (8.66%) Software Developer
7 18 (7.09%) Graduate
8 17 (6.69%) Web Developer
9 15 (5.91%) .NET Developer
10 14 (5.51%) C Software Engineer
10 14 (5.51%) Data Analyst
10 14 (5.51%) Java Developer
11 13 (5.12%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 13 (5.12%) Senior Developer
11 13 (5.12%) Senior Software Engineer
12 12 (4.72%) Test Engineer
13 11 (4.33%) Architect
14 10 (3.94%) Junior
14 10 (3.94%) Junior Developer
15 8 (3.15%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (20.08%) .NET
2 35 (13.78%) HTML
3 30 (11.81%) CSS
4 28 (11.02%) AngularJS
4 28 (11.02%) XML
5 24 (9.45%) React
6 13 (5.12%) jQuery
7 12 (4.72%) .NET Framework
7 12 (4.72%) ASP.NET
8 11 (4.33%) HTML5
9 10 (3.94%) Qt
10 9 (3.54%) Hibernate
11 8 (3.15%) Django
11 8 (3.15%) OpenGL
11 8 (3.15%) REST
11 8 (3.15%) Ruby on Rails
11 8 (3.15%) Spring
11 8 (3.15%) Web Services
12 7 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (2.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.87%) Algorithms
3 10 (3.94%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (3.94%) Robotics
4 8 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.76%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.36%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (2.36%) User Experience
7 5 (1.97%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.97%) iPhone
7 5 (1.97%) Optoelectronics
8 4 (1.57%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.79%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (0.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.79%) Fintech
10 2 (0.79%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (23.23%) Linux
2 29 (11.42%) Windows
3 15 (5.91%) Android
4 13 (5.12%) Unix
5 9 (3.54%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.36%) Windows Phone
7 5 (1.97%) Robot Operating System
8 3 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.18%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.79%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.79%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.79%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.39%) CentOS
10 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.39%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (41.73%) Software Engineering
2 68 (26.77%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (23.62%) Mathematics
4 43 (16.93%) OO
5 31 (12.20%) MVC
6 30 (11.81%) Scrum
7 29 (11.42%) Physics
8 28 (11.02%) Analytics
8 28 (11.02%) Test Automation
9 26 (10.24%) Mentoring
10 23 (9.06%) Web Development
11 22 (8.66%) SDLC
12 21 (8.27%) Machine Learning
12 21 (8.27%) OOP
13 19 (7.48%) Data Science
14 18 (7.09%) Artificial Intelligence
15 17 (6.69%) Data Analysis
16 15 (5.91%) Cybersecurity
17 14 (5.51%) Continuous Improvement
17 14 (5.51%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (28.35%) Java
2 71 (27.95%) C++
3 66 (25.98%) JavaScript
3 66 (25.98%) SQL
4 64 (25.20%) C#
5 63 (24.80%) Python
6 35 (13.78%) C
7 13 (5.12%) Ruby
8 12 (4.72%) PHP
9 9 (3.54%) R
10 6 (2.36%) Perl
11 5 (1.97%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.57%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.57%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.18%) ActionScript
13 3 (1.18%) Scala
14 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.79%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.79%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 199 (78.35%) Degree
2 87 (34.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (5.51%) Numerate Degree
4 11 (4.33%) PhD
5 10 (3.94%) Postgraduate
6 7 (2.76%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.57%) MBA
8 3 (1.18%) HND
9 2 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.79%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.39%) CISA
10 1 (0.39%) CISM
10 1 (0.39%) CISSP
10 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.51%) QA
2 2 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.39%) EMIR
3 1 (0.39%) FATCA
3 1 (0.39%) MiFID
3 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (4.72%) Firmware
2 5 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.79%) Docker
4 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (8.27%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.51%) Oracle
3 10 (3.94%) Google
4 4 (1.57%) IBM
4 4 (1.57%) Zend
5 3 (1.18%) Avaloq
5 3 (1.18%) DevExpress
5 3 (1.18%) HP
5 3 (1.18%) Splunk
5 3 (1.18%) Sybase
6 2 (0.79%) Alteryx
6 2 (0.79%) Cisco
6 2 (0.79%) HubSpot
6 2 (0.79%) Marketo
6 2 (0.79%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.79%) Tableau
6 2 (0.79%) VMware
7 1 (0.39%) Reuters
7 1 (0.39%) Teradata