Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 40 42
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -9
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 323 292 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.76% 5.62% 5.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.58% 14.61% 12.67%
Number of salaries quoted 200 163 245
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% -1.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £54,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2216 1998 2683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.49% 38.44% 41.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1372 1131 1602
Scotland median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,524
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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
Edinburgh +17 195 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Glasgow -29 81 £40,000 - 5
Dundee -9 16 £36,250 +31.82%
West Lothian +5 10 £45,000 +28.57%
Fife -2 6 £26,250 -2.78%
Aberdeen -5 6 £45,000 -2.70%
Stirling - 6 £42,500 -
South Lanarkshire - 3 £45,000 -
Midlothian - 1 £35,000 -
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Computer Science 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 253 (78.33%) Degree
2 137 (42.41%) Software Engineering
3 126 (39.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 99 (30.65%) C++
5 94 (29.10%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (26.63%) Java
7 82 (25.39%) C#
8 75 (23.22%) Finance
8 75 (23.22%) Mathematics
9 74 (22.91%) SQL
9 74 (22.91%) Linux
10 70 (21.67%) .NET
11 60 (18.58%) JavaScript
12 55 (17.03%) Python
13 49 (15.17%) Windows
14 44 (13.62%) SQL Server
15 43 (13.31%) OO
15 43 (13.31%) Banking
16 42 (13.00%) Scrum
16 42 (13.00%) C
17 39 (12.07%) Test Automation
18 36 (11.15%) Algorithms
19 35 (10.84%) Physics
20 32 (9.91%) Software Testing
21 31 (9.60%) Numerate Degree
22 30 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
22 30 (9.29%) SDLC
22 30 (9.29%) HTML
22 30 (9.29%) CSS
23 29 (8.98%) Git (software)

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 10 (3.10%) SAS
2 8 (2.48%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.24%) CMS
3 4 (1.24%) IIS
4 3 (0.93%) Drupal
4 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.93%) WordPress
5 2 (0.62%) Apache
5 2 (0.62%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.31%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.31%) Confluence
6 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.31%) JBoss
6 1 (0.31%) nginx
6 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.62%) SPSS
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.02%) GitHub
2 12 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.79%) SaaS
4 5 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.62%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.31%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.31%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.31%) Heroku
7 1 (0.31%) Office 365
7 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.41%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.86%) AMQP
3 2 (0.62%) H.323
3 2 (0.62%) VoIP
3 2 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.62%) Wireless
3 2 (0.62%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.31%) DHCP
4 1 (0.31%) DNS
4 1 (0.31%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.31%) HTTP
4 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.31%) Internet
4 1 (0.31%) IPv4
4 1 (0.31%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.31%) RTCP
4 1 (0.31%) RTP
4 1 (0.31%) RTSP
4 1 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.62%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.72%) Big Data
2 12 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (3.72%) Hadoop
2 12 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (3.72%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.79%) QlikView
4 7 (2.17%) Apache Hive
4 7 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.17%) MySQL
5 5 (1.55%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.62%) GIS
Development Applications
1 29 (8.98%) Git (software)
2 25 (7.74%) Visual Studio
3 23 (7.12%) Selenium
4 17 (5.26%) JIRA
5 16 (4.95%) Subversion
6 11 (3.41%) HP UFT
7 10 (3.10%) Maven
8 9 (2.79%) NetBeans
9 7 (2.17%) JUnit
10 6 (1.86%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.24%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.24%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.24%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.24%) tSQLt
11 4 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.93%) Bugzilla
12 3 (0.93%) Toad
13 2 (0.62%) IntelliJ
13 2 (0.62%) Jenkins
14 1 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
General
1 75 (23.22%) Finance
2 43 (13.31%) Banking
3 18 (5.57%) Electronics
4 17 (5.26%) Games
5 16 (4.95%) Marketing
6 12 (3.72%) Telecoms
7 11 (3.41%) Financial Institution
8 10 (3.10%) Military
9 9 (2.79%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.86%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.24%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.93%) Publishing
13 2 (0.62%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.62%) French Language
13 2 (0.62%) German Language
13 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.62%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.31%) Avionics
14 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 107 (33.13%) Software Engineer
2 76 (23.53%) Developer
3 48 (14.86%) C++ Software Engineer
4 32 (9.91%) Linux Engineer
5 30 (9.29%) Software Developer
6 29 (8.98%) Analyst
7 18 (5.57%) Graduate
7 18 (5.57%) Junior
8 16 (4.95%) C# Developer
8 16 (4.95%) Java Developer
8 16 (4.95%) Senior Software Engineer
9 15 (4.64%) Junior Developer
10 14 (4.33%) .NET Developer
10 14 (4.33%) C# Software Developer
11 13 (4.02%) Test Analyst
12 12 (3.72%) Java Engineer
13 11 (3.41%) Java Software Engineer
13 11 (3.41%) Web Developer
14 10 (3.10%) Junior Software Developer
14 10 (3.10%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (21.67%) .NET
2 30 (9.29%) CSS
2 30 (9.29%) HTML
3 28 (8.67%) AngularJS
3 28 (8.67%) XML
4 26 (8.05%) .NET Framework
5 20 (6.19%) React
6 16 (4.95%) WPF
7 13 (4.02%) Qt
8 12 (3.72%) ASP.NET
8 12 (3.72%) HTML5
8 12 (3.72%) SOAP
9 11 (3.41%) Entity Framework
10 10 (3.10%) REST
11 9 (2.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (2.79%) jQuery
11 9 (2.79%) Web Services
12 8 (2.48%) Django
12 8 (2.48%) Sass
13 7 (2.17%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.15%) Algorithms
2 30 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.57%) Robotics
4 13 (4.02%) Data Structures
5 11 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.86%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.86%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.86%) User Experience
9 5 (1.55%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.55%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.55%) Optoelectronics
9 5 (1.55%) PMI
10 4 (1.24%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.93%) Mobile Games
12 2 (0.62%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.62%) iPhone
13 1 (0.31%) 3D Graphics
13 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (22.91%) Linux
2 49 (15.17%) Windows
3 16 (4.95%) Android
3 16 (4.95%) Apple iOS
4 10 (3.10%) Unix
5 8 (2.48%) Windows Phone
6 4 (1.24%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.24%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.93%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.62%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.62%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.31%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (42.41%) Software Engineering
2 94 (29.10%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (23.22%) Mathematics
4 43 (13.31%) OO
5 42 (13.00%) Scrum
6 39 (12.07%) Test Automation
7 35 (10.84%) Physics
8 32 (9.91%) Software Testing
9 30 (9.29%) SDLC
10 29 (8.98%) Machine Learning
11 27 (8.36%) Mentoring
11 27 (8.36%) MVC
12 23 (7.12%) Requirements Analysis
13 22 (6.81%) Artificial Intelligence
14 20 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (6.19%) Web Development
15 18 (5.57%) High Availability
15 18 (5.57%) SOA
16 17 (5.26%) Analytics
17 16 (4.95%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 99 (30.65%) C++
2 86 (26.63%) Java
3 82 (25.39%) C#
4 74 (22.91%) SQL
5 60 (18.58%) JavaScript
6 55 (17.03%) Python
7 42 (13.00%) C
8 16 (4.95%) PL/SQL
9 13 (4.02%) PHP
10 10 (3.10%) R
11 9 (2.79%) Perl
11 9 (2.79%) Ruby
12 8 (2.48%) Objective-C
12 8 (2.48%) Scala
12 8 (2.48%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.55%) Embedded C
13 5 (1.55%) MATLAB
14 4 (1.24%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.24%) VB
15 3 (0.93%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 253 (78.33%) Degree
2 126 (39.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (9.60%) Numerate Degree
4 18 (5.57%) PhD
5 10 (3.10%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.48%) Master's Degree
7 5 (1.55%) MBA
7 5 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.55%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.24%) CISA
8 4 (1.24%) CISM
8 4 (1.24%) CISSP
8 4 (1.24%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.93%) HND
10 1 (0.31%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.26%) QA
2 13 (4.02%) SLA
3 3 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) MiFID
4 1 (0.31%) MISRA
4 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (4.95%) Firmware
2 5 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.24%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.62%) Docker
4 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (4.02%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.93%) Ambari
3 1 (0.31%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (8.05%) Oracle
2 24 (7.43%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.57%) Cognizant
4 13 (4.02%) HP
5 7 (2.17%) Google
6 5 (1.55%) IBM
6 5 (1.55%) Informatica
6 5 (1.55%) Tableau
6 5 (1.55%) VMware
7 3 (0.93%) Avaloq
8 2 (0.62%) Alteryx
8 2 (0.62%) HubSpot
8 2 (0.62%) Marketo
8 2 (0.62%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.62%) Reuters
8 2 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe
9 1 (0.31%) ESRI
9 1 (0.31%) Intel
9 1 (0.31%) Sybase