Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 37 40
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 -5
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 334 340 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.99% 6.22% 5.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.86% 15.36% 14.36%
Number of salaries quoted 208 173 261
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £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 2248 2213 2583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.33% 40.50% 40.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1370 1140 1531
Scotland median annual salary £43,750 £43,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.74% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,000 £64,750
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +19 215 £40,000 +1.27% 17
Glasgow -36 84 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Dundee -11 11 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Aberdeen -2 8 £45,000 +5.88% 1
West Lothian -4 6 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Stirling +14 4 £42,500 -5.56%
Fife -5 3 £32,500 +20.37% 1
South Lanarkshire - 2 £35,500 -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £35,000 - 1
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 268 (80.24%) Degree
2 137 (41.02%) Software Engineering
3 128 (38.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 108 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (29.04%) Java
6 93 (27.84%) C++
7 90 (26.95%) C#
8 89 (26.65%) Finance
9 82 (24.55%) SQL
10 75 (22.46%) .NET
11 68 (20.36%) Mathematics
12 66 (19.76%) Linux
13 60 (17.96%) JavaScript
14 56 (16.77%) SQL Server
14 56 (16.77%) Windows
15 54 (16.17%) Python
16 43 (12.87%) OO
16 43 (12.87%) Banking
17 37 (11.08%) Scrum
17 37 (11.08%) Numerate Degree
17 37 (11.08%) Mentoring
18 36 (10.78%) SDLC
18 36 (10.78%) Microsoft
19 35 (10.48%) AngularJS
20 33 (9.88%) Test Automation
21 32 (9.58%) Software Testing
21 32 (9.58%) Oracle
21 32 (9.58%) Algorithms
22 30 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
22 30 (8.98%) CSS

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 (2.99%) Tomcat
2 9 (2.69%) SAS
3 4 (1.20%) Apache Pig
3 4 (1.20%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.20%) CMS
3 4 (1.20%) IIS
4 3 (0.90%) Apache
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.30%) Drupal
6 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.30%) JBoss
6 1 (0.30%) nginx
6 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (4.19%) GitHub
2 11 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.80%) SaaS
4 4 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.90%) Office 365
6 2 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.30%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.30%) npm
7 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.50%) AMQP
1 5 (1.50%) LAN
1 5 (1.50%) WAN
2 4 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.90%) Wireless
4 2 (0.60%) ATM
4 2 (0.60%) Internet
4 2 (0.60%) Network Security
4 2 (0.60%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.30%) DECT
5 1 (0.30%) DHCP
5 1 (0.30%) H.323
5 1 (0.30%) HTTP
5 1 (0.30%) NGN
5 1 (0.30%) RTCP
5 1 (0.30%) RTP
5 1 (0.30%) RTSP
5 1 (0.30%) VoIP
5 1 (0.30%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (16.77%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.59%) Relational Database
3 14 (4.19%) Big Data
3 14 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (3.59%) MongoDB
4 12 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (3.29%) Hadoop
6 10 (2.99%) MySQL
7 9 (2.69%) QlikView
7 9 (2.69%) RDBMS
8 8 (2.40%) Apache Hive
8 8 (2.40%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.50%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.60%) BigQuery
13 2 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.60%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 26 (7.78%) Visual Studio
2 24 (7.19%) Git (software)
2 24 (7.19%) Selenium
3 16 (4.79%) JIRA
4 15 (4.49%) Maven
4 15 (4.49%) Subversion
5 11 (3.29%) JUnit
6 9 (2.69%) HP UFT
6 9 (2.69%) NetBeans
7 8 (2.40%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.50%) tSQLt
9 4 (1.20%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.20%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.20%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.90%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.90%) Mockito
11 2 (0.60%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.60%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.30%) Ant
General
1 89 (26.65%) Finance
2 43 (12.87%) Banking
3 18 (5.39%) Marketing
4 17 (5.09%) Games
4 17 (5.09%) Telecoms
5 16 (4.79%) Financial Institution
6 13 (3.89%) Electronics
7 10 (2.99%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.99%) Military
8 7 (2.10%) Automotive
9 5 (1.50%) Retail
9 5 (1.50%) Spanish Language
10 4 (1.20%) Avionics
11 3 (0.90%) Publishing
12 2 (0.60%) Billing
12 2 (0.60%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.60%) French Language
12 2 (0.60%) German Language
12 2 (0.60%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 108 (32.34%) Software Engineer
2 92 (27.54%) Developer
3 42 (12.57%) C++ Software Engineer
4 35 (10.48%) Software Developer
5 30 (8.98%) Linux Engineer
6 25 (7.49%) Analyst
7 21 (6.29%) C# Developer
7 21 (6.29%) Graduate
7 21 (6.29%) Junior
8 19 (5.69%) .NET Developer
8 19 (5.69%) C# Software Developer
8 19 (5.69%) Java Developer
9 17 (5.09%) Junior Developer
10 15 (4.49%) Senior Software Engineer
11 14 (4.19%) Senior Developer
12 13 (3.89%) Java Engineer
13 12 (3.59%) Java Software Engineer
14 11 (3.29%) C# Software Engineer
14 11 (3.29%) Junior Software Developer
14 11 (3.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (22.46%) .NET
2 35 (10.48%) AngularJS
3 30 (8.98%) CSS
4 28 (8.38%) .NET Framework
5 24 (7.19%) HTML
6 20 (5.99%) XML
7 16 (4.79%) Spring
8 15 (4.49%) Qt
8 15 (4.49%) React
9 14 (4.19%) SOAP
10 13 (3.89%) Web Services
10 13 (3.89%) WPF
11 12 (3.59%) HTML5
12 11 (3.29%) Django
13 10 (2.99%) ASP.NET
13 10 (2.99%) Entity Framework
13 10 (2.99%) Hibernate
13 10 (2.99%) Sass
14 9 (2.69%) REST
14 9 (2.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.58%) Algorithms
2 30 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.79%) Data Structures
4 15 (4.49%) Robotics
5 11 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.40%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.10%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.80%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.50%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.50%) PMI
10 2 (0.60%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.60%) Mobile Games
10 2 (0.60%) User Experience
10 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.30%) Clustering
11 1 (0.30%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.30%) Life Science
11 1 (0.30%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 66 (19.76%) Linux
2 56 (16.77%) Windows
3 17 (5.09%) Apple iOS
4 15 (4.49%) Android
5 7 (2.10%) Unix
5 7 (2.10%) Windows 2000
6 5 (1.50%) Windows Phone
6 5 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.20%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.90%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.60%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.60%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (41.02%) Software Engineering
2 108 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (20.36%) Mathematics
4 43 (12.87%) OO
5 37 (11.08%) Mentoring
5 37 (11.08%) Scrum
6 36 (10.78%) SDLC
7 33 (9.88%) Test Automation
8 32 (9.58%) Software Testing
9 30 (8.98%) Physics
10 26 (7.78%) Machine Learning
11 23 (6.89%) High Availability
11 23 (6.89%) MVC
11 23 (6.89%) SOA
12 22 (6.59%) Requirements Analysis
13 19 (5.69%) Analytics
14 18 (5.39%) Service Management
15 17 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (5.09%) ITIL
15 17 (5.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 97 (29.04%) Java
2 93 (27.84%) C++
3 90 (26.95%) C#
4 82 (24.55%) SQL
5 60 (17.96%) JavaScript
6 54 (16.17%) Python
7 28 (8.38%) C
8 20 (5.99%) PL/SQL
9 13 (3.89%) PHP
10 12 (3.59%) Scala
11 11 (3.29%) Ruby
12 10 (2.99%) Perl
13 9 (2.69%) Objective-C
13 9 (2.69%) T-SQL
13 9 (2.69%) VB
14 8 (2.40%) R
15 6 (1.80%) Embedded C
16 5 (1.50%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.50%) MATLAB
17 4 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 268 (80.24%) Degree
2 128 (38.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (11.08%) Numerate Degree
4 12 (3.59%) PhD
5 11 (3.29%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.50%) Master's Degree
7 5 (1.50%) MBA
7 5 (1.50%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.20%) CISA
8 4 (1.20%) CISM
8 4 (1.20%) CISSP
9 3 (0.90%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.60%) HND
10 2 (0.60%) MCITP
10 2 (0.60%) MCTS
11 1 (0.30%) ISEB
11 1 (0.30%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.79%) SLA
2 15 (4.49%) QA
3 5 (1.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) MiFID
4 1 (0.30%) MISRA
4 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (2.40%) Firmware
2 4 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (3.29%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.50%) Ambari
3 2 (0.60%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.60%) SCCM
4 1 (0.30%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (10.78%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.58%) Oracle
3 19 (5.69%) Cognizant
4 11 (3.29%) HP
5 8 (2.40%) IBM
5 8 (2.40%) Tableau
6 6 (1.80%) Informatica
7 5 (1.50%) Verint
8 3 (0.90%) Sybase
8 3 (0.90%) VMware
9 2 (0.60%) Apple
9 2 (0.60%) MobileIron
9 2 (0.60%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.60%) Reuters
9 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.60%) Sophos
9 2 (0.60%) Vertica
10 1 (0.30%) Ogone
10 1 (0.30%) PayPal
10 1 (0.30%) TIBCO