Period
to 25 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 15 10
Rank change year-on-year -15 -5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 190 479 706
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 7.16% 11.71% 13.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.34% 64.12% 64.18%
Number of salaries quoted 111 300 466
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,700 £25,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 363 747 1,100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.68% 18.26% 21.48%
Number of salaries quoted 193 454 721
Median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% -4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,523 £26,188 £26,000
90th Percentile £69,250 £70,700 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Scotland

Degree
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Degree in Scotland.

Salary trend for Degree in Scotland

Degree
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Degree in Scotland

Degree
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 25 January 2021. 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 -26 67 £47,500 +18.75% 40
Glasgow -29 51 £45,000 +0.40% 26
Dundee +1 12 £41,500 -19.02% 1
Lanarkshire - 12 - - 2
Aberdeen +9 9 £42,653 +0.36% 4
Stirling +10 7 £55,000 +41.94% 3
West Lothian -10 6 £40,000 -8.57% 4
Dunbartonshire - 6 - -
Renfrewshire - 6 - -
Fife -4 3 - - 2
West Dunbartonshire +3 2 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 £42,500 - 2
Perth and Kinross - 1 £55,500 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £39,000 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, IT jobs citing Degree 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 Degree.

1 54 (28.42%) Computer Science
2 46 (24.21%) Problem-Solving
3 41 (21.58%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (19.47%) Artificial Intelligence
5 36 (18.95%) Software Engineering
5 36 (18.95%) Machine Learning
6 34 (17.89%) Finance
7 32 (16.84%) Java
8 31 (16.32%) JavaScript
9 28 (14.74%) C#
9 28 (14.74%) Azure
10 26 (13.68%) Project Management
11 25 (13.16%) .NET
12 24 (12.63%) Python
12 24 (12.63%) Git (software)
13 23 (12.11%) SQL Server
14 21 (11.05%) Computer Science Degree
14 21 (11.05%) DevOps
15 20 (10.53%) SQL
15 20 (10.53%) C
15 20 (10.53%) HTML
15 20 (10.53%) Microsoft
16 18 (9.47%) CSS
16 18 (9.47%) Scrum
16 18 (9.47%) JIRA
16 18 (9.47%) AngularJS
17 15 (7.89%) Analytics
18 14 (7.37%) Linux
19 13 (6.84%) C++
19 13 (6.84%) React

Degree
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 9 (4.74%) Confluence
2 4 (2.11%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.11%) CMS
3 3 (1.58%) Kentico
3 3 (1.58%) SAS
4 2 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.05%) JBoss
4 2 (1.05%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.05%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.05%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.53%) InVision
3 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.53%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 28 (14.74%) Azure
2 9 (4.74%) AWS
2 9 (4.74%) GCP
3 6 (3.16%) Office 365
4 4 (2.11%) Power Platform
5 3 (1.58%) Amazon EKS
5 3 (1.58%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.58%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.05%) GitHub
6 2 (1.05%) SaaS
7 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.53%) Cloudflare
7 1 (0.53%) IaaS
7 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.63%) Wireless
2 4 (2.11%) Firewall
2 4 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.58%) Network Security
4 2 (1.05%) 5G
4 2 (1.05%) LAN
4 2 (1.05%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.05%) VoIP
4 2 (1.05%) WAN
5 1 (0.53%) 3G
5 1 (0.53%) 4G
5 1 (0.53%) DNS
5 1 (0.53%) Internet
5 1 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.53%) RTSP
5 1 (0.53%) Skype
5 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.79%) MySQL
3 7 (3.68%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.11%) Cosmos DB
5 4 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.11%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.11%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.11%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.58%) Big Data
6 3 (1.58%) Power BI
7 2 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.05%) DB2
7 2 (1.05%) Essbase
7 2 (1.05%) HBase
7 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.53%) GIS
8 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 18 (9.47%) JIRA
3 7 (3.68%) Cucumber
3 7 (3.68%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.68%) JUnit
3 7 (3.68%) Subversion
4 6 (3.16%) Jasmine
4 6 (3.16%) Karma Test Runner
4 6 (3.16%) Mockito
5 5 (2.63%) Bitbucket
6 4 (2.11%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.58%) Cypress.io
7 3 (1.58%) Gradle
7 3 (1.58%) Maven
8 2 (1.05%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.05%) CA Release Automation
8 2 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.53%) REST Assured
9 1 (0.53%) RubyMine
General
1 34 (17.89%) Finance
2 8 (4.21%) Banking
2 8 (4.21%) Electronics
2 8 (4.21%) Games
3 7 (3.68%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.16%) Automotive
5 4 (2.11%) Law
5 4 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.11%) Marketing
6 3 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.05%) Advertising
7 2 (1.05%) Legal
7 2 (1.05%) Police
8 1 (0.53%) Local Government
8 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (38.95%) Developer
2 31 (16.32%) Graduate
2 31 (16.32%) Graduate Developer
3 24 (12.63%) Software Developer
4 16 (8.42%) Graduate Software Developer
5 14 (7.37%) Software Engineer
6 13 (6.84%) Senior Developer
7 12 (6.32%) Analyst
8 7 (3.68%) .NET Developer
8 7 (3.68%) Designer
8 7 (3.68%) React Developer
9 6 (3.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (3.16%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.16%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (2.63%) DBA
10 5 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (2.63%) Machine Learning Engineer
10 5 (2.63%) Security Analyst
10 5 (2.63%) Test Engineer
10 5 (2.63%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.16%) .NET
2 20 (10.53%) HTML
3 18 (9.47%) AngularJS
3 18 (9.47%) CSS
4 13 (6.84%) React
5 11 (5.79%) JSON
6 8 (4.21%) REST
7 7 (3.68%) .NET Core
7 7 (3.68%) Redux
7 7 (3.68%) RESTful
7 7 (3.68%) Vue.js
8 6 (3.16%) ASP.NET
8 6 (3.16%) Entity Framework
8 6 (3.16%) JPA
8 6 (3.16%) Spring Boot
9 5 (2.63%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.63%) Spring
10 4 (2.11%) Android SDK
10 4 (2.11%) Gson
10 4 (2.11%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (6.32%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 10 (5.26%) User Experience
3 9 (4.74%) Algorithms
3 9 (4.74%) Life Science
4 6 (3.16%) Data Structures
4 6 (3.16%) Renewable Energy
4 6 (3.16%) Robotics
5 5 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.58%) VHDL
7 2 (1.05%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.05%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.53%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.53%) CPLD
8 1 (0.53%) NHS
8 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.37%) Linux
2 9 (4.74%) Windows
3 8 (4.21%) Unix
4 7 (3.68%) Android
4 7 (3.68%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.11%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.58%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.05%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.05%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.53%) CentOS
8 1 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.53%) Debian
8 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (28.42%) Computer Science
2 46 (24.21%) Problem-Solving
3 41 (21.58%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (19.47%) Artificial Intelligence
5 36 (18.95%) Machine Learning
5 36 (18.95%) Software Engineering
6 26 (13.68%) Project Management
7 21 (11.05%) DevOps
8 18 (9.47%) Scrum
9 15 (7.89%) Analytics
10 12 (6.32%) Front End Development
10 12 (6.32%) Test Automation
11 11 (5.79%) Mentoring
11 11 (5.79%) OO
12 10 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (5.26%) Mathematics
13 9 (4.74%) Change Management
13 9 (4.74%) Data Analytics
13 9 (4.74%) SDLC
13 9 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.84%) Java
2 31 (16.32%) JavaScript
3 28 (14.74%) C#
4 24 (12.63%) Python
5 20 (10.53%) C
5 20 (10.53%) SQL
6 13 (6.84%) C++
7 8 (4.21%) TypeScript
8 5 (2.63%) PHP
9 4 (2.11%) Embedded C
10 3 (1.58%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.58%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.58%) Ruby
11 2 (1.05%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.05%) Go
11 2 (1.05%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.05%) Perl
11 2 (1.05%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (11.05%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (2.63%) CISM
2 5 (2.63%) CISSP
2 5 (2.63%) PhD
3 4 (2.11%) CSSLP
3 4 (2.11%) HNC
4 3 (1.58%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.05%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.05%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) CISA
6 1 (0.53%) HND
6 1 (0.53%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.63%) GDPR
1 5 (2.63%) SLA
2 4 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.11%) ISO 13485
2 4 (2.11%) NIST
2 4 (2.11%) QA
3 3 (1.58%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.05%) GAMP
5 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 10 (5.26%) Docker
2 8 (4.21%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.58%) Firmware
5 2 (1.05%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (6.32%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.16%) Terraform
3 5 (2.63%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (2.11%) Ansible
5 2 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.05%) Puppet
6 1 (0.53%) SCSM
Vendors
1 20 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.32%) Google
2 12 (6.32%) Oracle
3 5 (2.63%) Cisco
3 5 (2.63%) VMware
4 3 (1.58%) ServiceNow
4 3 (1.58%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.05%) Ab Initio
5 2 (1.05%) Adobe
5 2 (1.05%) Hyperion
5 2 (1.05%) Informatica
5 2 (1.05%) Splunk
5 2 (1.05%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.53%) Apple
6 1 (0.53%) Huawei
6 1 (0.53%) IronPort
6 1 (0.53%) NetApp
6 1 (0.53%) Nokia
6 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.53%) Xilinx