Period
to 25 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 11 12
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 443 710 699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.79% 13.76% 12.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 60.60% 65.68% 51.40%
Number of salaries quoted 250 467 468
Scotland median annual salary £44,820 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.32% +2.50% -7.72%
10th Percentile £26,244 £25,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,750 £66,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 731 1,081 1,360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 17.81% 20.95% 24.35%
Number of salaries quoted 424 706 924
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -0.58%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,125 £26,825
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Scotland

Degree
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Degree in Scotland.

Salary trend for Degree in Scotland

Degree
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 -8 233 £42,500 -3.41% 79
Glasgow +7 158 £47,500 +18.75% 53
West Lothian +4 12 £41,250 -2.94% 8
Aberdeen -17 11 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Fife -1 6 - - 3
Dundee -9 4 £47,500 +29.25% 2
Aberdeenshire - 3 - - 1
Midlothian +1 2 - - 3
Scottish Borders -8 2 - - 4
Stirling -9 2 £38,750 - 1
Falkirk - 2 £37,500 -
Inverclyde - 2 £50,000 -
West Dunbartonshire 0 1 £26,500 +17.78%
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 174 (39.28%) Computer Science
2 137 (30.93%) Software Engineering
3 107 (24.15%) SQL
4 105 (23.70%) C#
5 101 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
6 96 (21.67%) Problem-Solving
7 95 (21.44%) Windows
8 93 (20.99%) Java
9 85 (19.19%) Computer Science Degree
10 84 (18.96%) .NET
11 83 (18.74%) JavaScript
12 81 (18.28%) Analytical Skills
13 79 (17.83%) C++
14 76 (17.16%) Mathematics
15 74 (16.70%) Finance
16 72 (16.25%) Microsoft
17 70 (15.80%) Python
18 62 (14.00%) Linux
19 61 (13.77%) SQL Server
20 56 (12.64%) Azure
21 49 (11.06%) Numerate Degree
21 49 (11.06%) HTML
22 45 (10.16%) CSS
22 45 (10.16%) Git (software)
22 45 (10.16%) Big Data
23 44 (9.93%) Analytics
24 43 (9.71%) Robotics
25 42 (9.48%) AngularJS
25 42 (9.48%) Machine Learning
26 40 (9.03%) Innovative Thinking

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 14 (3.16%) IIS
1 14 (3.16%) SAS
2 11 (2.48%) Apache Spark
3 10 (2.26%) Jupyter
4 9 (2.03%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.81%) Apache
6 7 (1.58%) CMS
7 4 (0.90%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.68%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.68%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.45%) Drupal
9 2 (0.45%) JBoss
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.23%) nginx
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.23%) Tornado
Applications
1 14 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.90%) OrCAD
3 3 (0.68%) Simulink
3 3 (0.68%) SPSS
4 2 (0.45%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.45%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 56 (12.64%) Azure
2 33 (7.45%) AWS
3 19 (4.29%) SaaS
4 13 (2.93%) Power Platform
5 11 (2.48%) GCP
6 8 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.81%) Office 365
7 6 (1.35%) GitHub
8 3 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.68%) IaaS
9 2 (0.45%) PaaS
10 1 (0.23%) Google Sheets
10 1 (0.23%) npm
10 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.39%) LAN
1 15 (3.39%) Network Security
2 14 (3.16%) Internet
2 14 (3.16%) TCP/IP
2 14 (3.16%) WAN
3 13 (2.93%) DHCP
3 13 (2.93%) DNS
4 8 (1.81%) VoIP
5 7 (1.58%) HTTP
6 5 (1.13%) Software-Defined Networking
6 5 (1.13%) VPN
6 5 (1.13%) Wireless
7 4 (0.90%) Firewall
7 4 (0.90%) SAN
8 3 (0.68%) SSL
9 2 (0.45%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.45%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.45%) NAS
9 2 (0.45%) VLAN
10 1 (0.23%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (13.77%) SQL Server
2 45 (10.16%) Big Data
3 27 (6.09%) Relational Database
4 22 (4.97%) NoSQL
5 21 (4.74%) GIS
6 14 (3.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 14 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.93%) Data Mining
7 13 (2.93%) Power BI
8 10 (2.26%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.03%) MySQL
9 9 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.35%) DTS
11 6 (1.35%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.35%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (10.16%) Git (software)
2 24 (5.42%) Visual Studio
3 21 (4.74%) Jenkins
4 16 (3.61%) NetBeans
5 14 (3.16%) Selenium
6 10 (2.26%) JUnit
6 10 (2.26%) Maven
7 8 (1.81%) Ant
8 6 (1.35%) JIRA
8 6 (1.35%) WebDriver
9 5 (1.13%) webpack
10 4 (0.90%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.90%) FitNesse
10 4 (0.90%) PHPUnit
10 4 (0.90%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.90%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.68%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.68%) Gradle
11 3 (0.68%) Grunt
11 3 (0.68%) gulp
General
1 74 (16.70%) Finance
2 32 (7.22%) Retail
3 17 (3.84%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.39%) Games
4 15 (3.39%) Military
4 15 (3.39%) Public Sector
5 13 (2.93%) Automotive
6 11 (2.48%) Banking
6 11 (2.48%) Electronics
7 10 (2.26%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.58%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.35%) Spanish Language
10 5 (1.13%) Marketing
10 5 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.90%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.68%) Advertising
13 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.23%) Law
14 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (24.38%) Developer
2 75 (16.93%) Software Engineer
3 46 (10.38%) Graduate
4 40 (9.03%) Analyst
5 37 (8.35%) Consultant
6 33 (7.45%) Software Developer
7 29 (6.55%) Senior Software Engineer
8 27 (6.09%) Java Developer
9 26 (5.87%) C++ Software Engineer
10 21 (4.74%) C# Software Engineer
11 19 (4.29%) Java Engineer
11 19 (4.29%) Java Software Engineer
12 17 (3.84%) Applications Consultant
13 14 (3.16%) .NET Developer
13 14 (3.16%) Junior
14 13 (2.93%) Administrator
14 13 (2.93%) Data Engineer
14 13 (2.93%) React Developer
14 13 (2.93%) Security Analyst
14 13 (2.93%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (18.96%) .NET
2 49 (11.06%) HTML
3 45 (10.16%) CSS
4 42 (9.48%) AngularJS
5 37 (8.35%) Web Services
6 35 (7.90%) React
7 33 (7.45%) RESTful
7 33 (7.45%) SOAP
8 29 (6.55%) ASP.NET
9 28 (6.32%) Spring
10 23 (5.19%) WPF
11 21 (4.74%) XML
12 19 (4.29%) Middleware
13 17 (3.84%) REST
14 16 (3.61%) HTML5
14 16 (3.61%) Swing
15 15 (3.39%) JSON
16 12 (2.71%) Sass
17 11 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
18 10 (2.26%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 81 (18.28%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (9.71%) Robotics
3 30 (6.77%) Management Information System
4 21 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (4.29%) Algorithms
7 15 (3.39%) Security Operations Centre
8 9 (2.03%) Data Centre
8 9 (2.03%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.81%) Renewable Energy
9 8 (1.81%) User Experience
10 7 (1.58%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.58%) NHS
11 5 (1.13%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (1.13%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 5 (1.13%) FMCG
11 5 (1.13%) SCADA
12 4 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 95 (21.44%) Windows
2 62 (14.00%) Linux
3 20 (4.51%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.61%) Unix
5 11 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.26%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.81%) Android
8 7 (1.58%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.23%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (39.28%) Computer Science
2 137 (30.93%) Software Engineering
3 101 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (21.67%) Problem-Solving
5 76 (17.16%) Mathematics
6 44 (9.93%) Analytics
7 42 (9.48%) Machine Learning
8 40 (9.03%) Innovative Thinking
8 40 (9.03%) OO
9 38 (8.58%) SDLC
10 36 (8.13%) Project Management
11 34 (7.67%) Cybersecurity
12 30 (6.77%) IT Strategy
12 30 (6.77%) MVC
13 29 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
14 28 (6.32%) Data Analysis
14 28 (6.32%) Data Science
14 28 (6.32%) Scrum
15 26 (5.87%) Mentoring
15 26 (5.87%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 107 (24.15%) SQL
2 105 (23.70%) C#
3 93 (20.99%) Java
4 83 (18.74%) JavaScript
5 79 (17.83%) C++
6 70 (15.80%) Python
7 24 (5.42%) C
8 12 (2.71%) MATLAB
8 12 (2.71%) TypeScript
9 11 (2.48%) PowerShell
9 11 (2.48%) T-SQL
10 9 (2.03%) PL/SQL
10 9 (2.03%) VB
11 8 (1.81%) Perl
12 7 (1.58%) ES6
12 7 (1.58%) Ruby
12 7 (1.58%) Scala
13 6 (1.35%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.35%) Java 8
14 5 (1.13%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 85 (19.19%) Computer Science Degree
2 49 (11.06%) Numerate Degree
3 26 (5.87%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.06%) HND
4 18 (4.06%) PhD
5 11 (2.48%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.26%) Master's Degree
7 9 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.81%) CISSP
9 6 (1.35%) CCNP
9 6 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.35%) CISM
9 6 (1.35%) HNC
9 6 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.13%) CCNA
11 4 (0.90%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.90%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (0.90%) OCP
11 4 (0.90%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.87%) QA
2 9 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.81%) GLP
4 7 (1.58%) GDPR
5 5 (1.13%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.68%) GMP
7 3 (0.68%) NIST
8 2 (0.45%) PMO
9 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.23%) PSD2
9 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (7.45%) Docker
2 15 (3.39%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.81%) Firmware
5 4 (0.90%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (4.06%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.81%) BMC PATROL
3 6 (1.35%) Ansible
4 4 (0.90%) HP Fortify
4 4 (0.90%) WSUS
5 3 (0.68%) SCCM
6 2 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.23%) Puppet
7 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 72 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.19%) Oracle
3 17 (3.84%) SAP
4 15 (3.39%) Cisco
5 11 (2.48%) VMware
6 10 (2.26%) MicroStrategy
6 10 (2.26%) Xamarin
7 8 (1.81%) Apple
7 8 (1.81%) Google
8 7 (1.58%) Citrix
9 6 (1.35%) Veeam
10 5 (1.13%) Blue Coat
10 5 (1.13%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.13%) IBM
10 5 (1.13%) Infoblox
10 5 (1.13%) Jaspersoft
10 5 (1.13%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.13%) Radware
10 5 (1.13%) Xilinx
11 4 (0.90%) Altera