Period
to 23 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 41 45
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -12
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 309 286 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.47% 5.51% 5.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.89% 14.44% 12.43%
Number of salaries quoted 190 158 234
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,425 £22,650
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,750 £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 2224 1980 2671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.40% 38.17% 41.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1384 1128 1592
Scotland median annual salary £44,000 £43,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.33% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
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 23 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 23 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 +11 184 £40,000 -15.79% 9
Glasgow -34 80 £40,000 - 5
Dundee -6 15 £35,000 +27.27%
West Lothian -2 10 £45,000 +28.57%
Fife -6 6 £26,250 -2.78% 2
Stirling - 6 £42,500 -
Aberdeen -5 5 £45,000 -2.70%
South Lanarkshire - 3 £45,000 -
Midlothian - 1 £35,000 -
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 240 (77.67%) Degree
2 129 (41.75%) Software Engineering
3 120 (38.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 93 (30.10%) C++
5 90 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (26.21%) Java
7 76 (24.60%) C#
8 74 (23.95%) Mathematics
9 72 (23.30%) SQL
10 71 (22.98%) Linux
11 67 (21.68%) Finance
12 66 (21.36%) .NET
13 59 (19.09%) JavaScript
14 52 (16.83%) Python
15 46 (14.89%) Windows
16 44 (14.24%) SQL Server
17 41 (13.27%) Scrum
18 39 (12.62%) C
18 39 (12.62%) OO
19 38 (12.30%) Banking
20 37 (11.97%) Test Automation
21 35 (11.33%) Physics
22 33 (10.68%) Algorithms
23 32 (10.36%) Software Testing
24 31 (10.03%) Machine Learning
24 31 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
24 31 (10.03%) SDLC
25 30 (9.71%) HTML
25 30 (9.71%) CSS
26 29 (9.39%) XML

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 (3.24%) SAS
2 9 (2.91%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.29%) CMS
3 4 (1.29%) IIS
4 3 (0.97%) Drupal
4 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.97%) WordPress
5 2 (0.65%) Apache
5 2 (0.65%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.32%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.32%) Confluence
6 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.32%) JBoss
6 1 (0.32%) nginx
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.65%) SPSS
3 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.21%) GitHub
2 12 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.91%) SaaS
4 5 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.65%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.32%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.32%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.32%) Heroku
7 1 (0.32%) Office 365
7 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.56%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.94%) AMQP
3 2 (0.65%) H.323
3 2 (0.65%) VoIP
3 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.65%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.32%) DHCP
4 1 (0.32%) DNS
4 1 (0.32%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.32%) HTTP
4 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.32%) Internet
4 1 (0.32%) IPv4
4 1 (0.32%) RTCP
4 1 (0.32%) RTP
4 1 (0.32%) RTSP
4 1 (0.32%) SSL
4 1 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (14.24%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.21%) Hadoop
3 12 (3.88%) Big Data
3 12 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (3.56%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.91%) QlikView
6 8 (2.59%) Apache Hive
7 7 (2.27%) MySQL
8 6 (1.94%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.29%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.65%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 29 (9.39%) Git (software)
2 24 (7.77%) Visual Studio
3 23 (7.44%) Selenium
4 17 (5.50%) JIRA
5 16 (5.18%) Subversion
6 11 (3.56%) HP UFT
7 9 (2.91%) Maven
8 8 (2.59%) NetBeans
9 7 (2.27%) JUnit
10 6 (1.94%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.29%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.29%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.29%) tSQLt
11 4 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.97%) Bugzilla
12 3 (0.97%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.97%) Toad
13 2 (0.65%) IntelliJ
13 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
14 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
General
1 67 (21.68%) Finance
2 38 (12.30%) Banking
3 17 (5.50%) Marketing
4 16 (5.18%) Electronics
4 16 (5.18%) Games
5 11 (3.56%) Financial Institution
5 11 (3.56%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.24%) Military
7 9 (2.91%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.97%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.65%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.65%) French Language
10 2 (0.65%) German Language
10 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.65%) Polish Language
10 2 (0.65%) Publishing
11 1 (0.32%) Automotive
11 1 (0.32%) Back Office
11 1 (0.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 100 (32.36%) Software Engineer
2 76 (24.60%) Developer
3 46 (14.89%) C++ Software Engineer
4 31 (10.03%) Linux Engineer
5 30 (9.71%) Software Developer
6 29 (9.39%) Analyst
7 18 (5.83%) Junior
8 17 (5.50%) Graduate
9 16 (5.18%) C# Developer
9 16 (5.18%) Java Developer
10 15 (4.85%) Junior Developer
11 14 (4.53%) .NET Developer
11 14 (4.53%) C# Software Developer
12 13 (4.21%) Senior Software Engineer
12 13 (4.21%) Test Analyst
13 11 (3.56%) Web Developer
14 10 (3.24%) Architect
14 10 (3.24%) C Software Engineer
14 10 (3.24%) Junior Software Developer
14 10 (3.24%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (21.36%) .NET
2 30 (9.71%) CSS
2 30 (9.71%) HTML
3 29 (9.39%) XML
4 27 (8.74%) AngularJS
5 25 (8.09%) .NET Framework
6 20 (6.47%) React
7 15 (4.85%) WPF
8 12 (3.88%) ASP.NET
8 12 (3.88%) HTML5
8 12 (3.88%) Qt
8 12 (3.88%) SOAP
9 11 (3.56%) Entity Framework
10 10 (3.24%) REST
11 9 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (2.91%) jQuery
11 9 (2.91%) Web Services
12 8 (2.59%) Sass
13 7 (2.27%) Django
13 7 (2.27%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.68%) Algorithms
2 31 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.15%) Robotics
4 10 (3.24%) Data Structures
4 10 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.59%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (1.94%) User Experience
8 5 (1.62%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.62%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.62%) Optoelectronics
8 5 (1.62%) PMI
9 4 (1.29%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.97%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (0.97%) Mobile Games
11 2 (0.65%) iPhone
12 1 (0.32%) Animation
12 1 (0.32%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 71 (22.98%) Linux
2 46 (14.89%) Windows
3 14 (4.53%) Android
3 14 (4.53%) Apple iOS
4 10 (3.24%) Unix
5 7 (2.27%) Windows Phone
6 4 (1.29%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.97%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.97%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (41.75%) Software Engineering
2 90 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (23.95%) Mathematics
4 41 (13.27%) Scrum
5 39 (12.62%) OO
6 37 (11.97%) Test Automation
7 35 (11.33%) Physics
8 32 (10.36%) Software Testing
9 31 (10.03%) Machine Learning
9 31 (10.03%) SDLC
10 27 (8.74%) MVC
11 26 (8.41%) Mentoring
12 23 (7.44%) Artificial Intelligence
13 22 (7.12%) Requirements Analysis
14 20 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (6.47%) Web Development
15 19 (6.15%) SOA
16 18 (5.83%) Analytics
17 16 (5.18%) Innovative Thinking
17 16 (5.18%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 93 (30.10%) C++
2 81 (26.21%) Java
3 76 (24.60%) C#
4 72 (23.30%) SQL
5 59 (19.09%) JavaScript
6 52 (16.83%) Python
7 39 (12.62%) C
8 14 (4.53%) PL/SQL
9 12 (3.88%) PHP
10 10 (3.24%) R
11 9 (2.91%) Perl
11 9 (2.91%) Ruby
12 8 (2.59%) Objective-C
12 8 (2.59%) Scala
12 8 (2.59%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.62%) MATLAB
14 4 (1.29%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.29%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.29%) VB
15 3 (0.97%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 240 (77.67%) Degree
2 120 (38.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (9.39%) Numerate Degree
4 18 (5.83%) PhD
5 10 (3.24%) ISTQB
6 9 (2.91%) Master's Degree
7 6 (1.94%) MBA
8 5 (1.62%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.29%) CISA
9 4 (1.29%) CISM
9 4 (1.29%) CISSP
9 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.29%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.97%) HND
11 1 (0.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.50%) QA
2 10 (3.24%) SLA
3 3 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) MiFID
4 1 (0.32%) MISRA
4 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (4.85%) Firmware
2 5 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.65%) Docker
4 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (4.21%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.97%) Ambari
3 1 (0.32%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (7.77%) Oracle
2 23 (7.44%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.83%) Cognizant
4 13 (4.21%) HP
5 7 (2.27%) Google
6 6 (1.94%) IBM
7 5 (1.62%) Informatica
7 5 (1.62%) Tableau
7 5 (1.62%) VMware
8 3 (0.97%) Avaloq
9 2 (0.65%) Alteryx
9 2 (0.65%) HubSpot
9 2 (0.65%) Marketo
9 2 (0.65%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.65%) Reuters
9 2 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.32%) Adobe
10 1 (0.32%) Intel
10 1 (0.32%) Ogone
10 1 (0.32%) PayPal