Period
to 21 June 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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 40 27
Rank change year-on-year -36 -13 +7
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 212 282 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.70% 5.71% 7.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.22% 14.02% 15.83%
Number of salaries quoted 112 194 242
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,525 £24,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,750 £55,875 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 2,300 2,012 2,654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.14% 40.77% 46.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,539 1,286 1,412
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% +6.51%
10th Percentile £28,450 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £73,750 £69,975
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +5.55%

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 June 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 June 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 -21 108 £40,000 - 28
Glasgow -47 68 £37,000 -7.50% 21
West Lothian +2 16 £37,500 -16.67% 2
Dundee +5 8 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Aberdeen -5 4 £27,500 -35.29% 3
Fife - 2 £34,500 - 2
Scottish Borders +1 1 £25,000 - 1
North Lanarkshire -1 1 - - 2
Stirling -10 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £25,000 -
Midlothian - 1 £35,000 -
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 158 (74.53%) Degree
2 84 (39.62%) Software Engineering
3 75 (35.38%) Python
4 74 (34.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 68 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (31.60%) SQL
7 55 (25.94%) Java
8 54 (25.47%) JavaScript
9 50 (23.58%) C#
10 47 (22.17%) Linux
11 44 (20.75%) Problem-Solving
12 40 (18.87%) C++
13 36 (16.98%) Mathematics
14 34 (16.04%) Analytics
14 34 (16.04%) .NET
15 32 (15.09%) CSS
16 31 (14.62%) HTML
16 31 (14.62%) Physics
17 30 (14.15%) Windows
17 30 (14.15%) Finance
18 28 (13.21%) AngularJS
19 27 (12.74%) Test Automation
19 27 (12.74%) OO
20 26 (12.26%) Machine Learning
20 26 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
21 25 (11.79%) MVC
22 24 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
22 24 (11.32%) SDLC
22 24 (11.32%) Data Science
23 23 (10.85%) Self-Motivation

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 5 (2.36%) Apache Spark
1 5 (2.36%) SAS
2 4 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.89%) Umbraco
3 3 (1.42%) Apache
3 3 (1.42%) CMS
3 3 (1.42%) Jupyter
3 3 (1.42%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.94%) DNN
4 2 (0.94%) IIS
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Qpid
5 1 (0.47%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (2.36%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.47%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.47%) Maya
2 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.47%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (1.42%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (1.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.94%) nopCommerce
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.47%) Magento
3 1 (0.47%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.47%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.13%) AWS Lambda
2 13 (6.13%) Serverless
3 12 (5.66%) Amazon Kinesis
3 12 (5.66%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (3.30%) SaaS
6 6 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.42%) IaaS
7 3 (1.42%) PaaS
8 2 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.94%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.94%) GitHub
8 2 (0.94%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.47%) Akamai
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.47%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (0.47%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.19%) HTTP
2 10 (4.72%) IPv4
2 10 (4.72%) IPv6
2 10 (4.72%) VLAN
3 5 (2.36%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.89%) CTI
4 4 (1.89%) LAN
4 4 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.89%) WAN
5 2 (0.94%) DNS
5 2 (0.94%) Network Security
5 2 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.47%) Firewall
6 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.47%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.47%) SSL
6 1 (0.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.85%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.60%) NoSQL
3 12 (5.66%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.25%) Big Data
4 9 (4.25%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.83%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.36%) Data Mining
6 5 (2.36%) GIS
7 4 (1.89%) MySQL
7 4 (1.89%) Spatial Data
8 2 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.94%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.94%) Maltego
8 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.94%) Power BI
8 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.47%) HBase
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (10.38%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.60%) JIRA
3 10 (4.72%) Bugzilla
4 8 (3.77%) Selenium
5 7 (3.30%) MSTest
5 7 (3.30%) NUnit
6 4 (1.89%) Jasmine
6 4 (1.89%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.89%) JUnit
6 4 (1.89%) Protractor
6 4 (1.89%) Subversion
6 4 (1.89%) TestNG
7 3 (1.42%) Grunt
7 3 (1.42%) PHPUnit
7 3 (1.42%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.94%) Ant
8 2 (0.94%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.94%) Maven
General
1 30 (14.15%) Finance
2 15 (7.08%) Banking
2 15 (7.08%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.60%) Electronics
4 12 (5.66%) Marketing
5 10 (4.72%) Law
6 9 (4.25%) Advertising
7 8 (3.77%) Investment Banking
7 8 (3.77%) Retail
8 2 (0.94%) Games
9 1 (0.47%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.47%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 73 (34.43%) Developer
2 48 (22.64%) Software Engineer
3 27 (12.74%) Graduate
4 16 (7.55%) Software Developer
4 16 (7.55%) Test Engineer
5 15 (7.08%) Java Developer
6 14 (6.60%) Web Developer
7 12 (5.66%) .NET Developer
7 12 (5.66%) C++ Software Engineer
7 12 (5.66%) Junior
7 12 (5.66%) Senior Developer
8 11 (5.19%) Analyst
9 10 (4.72%) Data Scientist
9 10 (4.72%) Junior Developer
9 10 (4.72%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (4.25%) Graduate Developer
10 9 (4.25%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (3.30%) Applications Engineer
11 7 (3.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 7 (3.30%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.04%) .NET
2 32 (15.09%) CSS
3 31 (14.62%) HTML
4 28 (13.21%) AngularJS
5 19 (8.96%) REST
6 18 (8.49%) scikit-learn
7 15 (7.08%) React
8 13 (6.13%) HTML5
8 13 (6.13%) NumPy
8 13 (6.13%) Pandas
8 13 (6.13%) SciPy
9 12 (5.66%) jQuery
10 11 (5.19%) XML
11 10 (4.72%) ASP.NET
11 10 (4.72%) Qt
11 10 (4.72%) Spring
12 9 (4.25%) Node.js
13 8 (3.77%) .NET Framework
13 8 (3.77%) CSS3
13 8 (3.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (10.85%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (7.55%) Algorithms
4 14 (6.60%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (3.30%) User Experience
6 6 (2.83%) Analytical Mindset
7 5 (2.36%) iPhone
8 4 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.89%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.42%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (1.42%) iPad
9 3 (1.42%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.42%) Social Media
9 3 (1.42%) Verilog
9 3 (1.42%) VHDL
9 3 (1.42%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (0.94%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 47 (22.17%) Linux
2 30 (14.15%) Windows
3 14 (6.60%) Android
4 9 (4.25%) Unix
5 7 (3.30%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.83%) CentOS
6 6 (2.83%) Mac OS X
6 6 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.47%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (39.62%) Software Engineering
2 68 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (20.75%) Problem-Solving
4 36 (16.98%) Mathematics
5 34 (16.04%) Analytics
6 31 (14.62%) Physics
7 27 (12.74%) OO
7 27 (12.74%) Test Automation
8 26 (12.26%) Machine Learning
9 25 (11.79%) MVC
10 24 (11.32%) Data Science
10 24 (11.32%) SDLC
11 23 (10.85%) Web Development
12 22 (10.38%) Mentoring
12 22 (10.38%) Scrum
13 20 (9.43%) TDD
14 19 (8.96%) Data Analysis
15 16 (7.55%) Cybersecurity
15 16 (7.55%) OOP
15 16 (7.55%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 75 (35.38%) Python
2 67 (31.60%) SQL
3 55 (25.94%) Java
4 54 (25.47%) JavaScript
5 50 (23.58%) C#
6 40 (18.87%) C++
7 23 (10.85%) C
8 10 (4.72%) Tcl
9 9 (4.25%) PHP
10 7 (3.30%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.30%) Clojure
10 7 (3.30%) Lisp
10 7 (3.30%) Ruby
11 6 (2.83%) R
12 5 (2.36%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.89%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.42%) ActionScript
14 3 (1.42%) Scala
15 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 158 (74.53%) Degree
2 74 (34.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.30%) Master's Degree
4 5 (2.36%) PhD
5 4 (1.89%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.94%) HND
6 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.94%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) ISEB
7 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.47%) MBA
7 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.30%) QA
2 2 (0.94%) GCP
2 2 (0.94%) GDPR
3 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.47%) EMIR
3 1 (0.47%) FATCA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) MiFID
3 1 (0.47%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.47%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (2.36%) Docker
3 3 (1.42%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.47%) Firmware
4 1 (0.47%) HDFS
4 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.89%) Ansible
2 2 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.47%) Control-M
3 1 (0.47%) Kibana
3 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.47%) Oozie
3 1 (0.47%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 22 (10.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.19%) Oracle
3 7 (3.30%) Splunk
4 6 (2.83%) Cisco
5 5 (2.36%) Google
5 5 (2.36%) IBM
6 4 (1.89%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.89%) Zend
7 3 (1.42%) Altera
7 3 (1.42%) DevExpress
7 3 (1.42%) Intel
7 3 (1.42%) SAP
7 3 (1.42%) Xilinx
8 2 (0.94%) Apple
8 2 (0.94%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.94%) Samsung
8 2 (0.94%) Sybase
9 1 (0.47%) Adobe
9 1 (0.47%) Informatica
9 1 (0.47%) Sage