Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 8 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 758 739 941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.38% 14.29% 14.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 55.94% 59.36% 54.87%
Number of salaries quoted 484 403 597
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £56,250 £59,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1355 1245 1715
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.92% 24.07% 26.81%
Number of salaries quoted 858 736 1179
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,250 £61,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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 +1 462 £40,000 -11.11% 25
Glasgow -15 192 £40,900 +2.25% 17
Dundee +1 27 £37,500 +7.14%
West Lothian +6 18 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Inverclyde +9 13 £41,500 -
Aberdeen -9 10 £43,750 +9.38% 1
Stirling - 9 £42,500 - 1
Fife -10 7 £32,500 - 3
South Lanarkshire -5 5 £45,000 -14.29%
Highlands - 3 £60,000 - 1
Renfrewshire +3 2 £34,500 +6.15%
Aberdeenshire - 2 £48,750 -
Midlothian -1 1 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Degree 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 Degree.

1 248 (32.72%) Computer Science
2 224 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (28.50%) Software Engineering
4 186 (24.54%) C#
5 180 (23.75%) SQL
6 175 (23.09%) Java
7 164 (21.64%) C++
8 163 (21.50%) Finance
9 149 (19.66%) Analytical Skills
10 141 (18.60%) Computer Science Degree
11 140 (18.47%) .NET
12 123 (16.23%) Linux
13 120 (15.83%) Windows
14 108 (14.25%) Mathematics
15 106 (13.98%) Git (software)
16 105 (13.85%) JavaScript
17 100 (13.19%) Python
18 91 (12.01%) Microsoft
19 89 (11.74%) SQL Server
20 84 (11.08%) Software Testing
21 83 (10.95%) SAP
22 78 (10.29%) OO
23 76 (10.03%) Numerate Degree
24 75 (9.89%) Test Automation
25 73 (9.63%) Banking
26 72 (9.50%) HTML
27 71 (9.37%) C
27 71 (9.37%) SDLC
28 69 (9.10%) CSS
28 69 (9.10%) Requirements Analysis

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 23 (3.03%) SAS
2 19 (2.51%) Apache Spark
2 19 (2.51%) Confluence
3 11 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.06%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (0.66%) CMS
5 5 (0.66%) IIS
6 4 (0.53%) Apache Pig
6 4 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.53%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.40%) Apache
7 3 (0.40%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.26%) Content Management Server
8 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.26%) nginx
8 2 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.53%) InVision
5 4 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.40%) SPSS
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 19 (2.51%) SAP BPC
2 16 (2.11%) SAP S/4HANA
3 15 (1.98%) SAP MM
4 14 (1.85%) SAP SD
5 12 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
5 12 (1.58%) SAP SCM
6 6 (0.79%) SAP Retail
7 4 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.53%) Sage 200
7 4 (0.53%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.26%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.26%) Movex
9 1 (0.13%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.43%) SaaS
2 20 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.58%) Office 365
5 10 (1.32%) GitHub
5 10 (1.32%) iPaaS
6 8 (1.06%) Firebase
7 6 (0.79%) PaaS
8 5 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.40%) IaaS
10 2 (0.26%) Heroku
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.13%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.98%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.79%) AMQP
2 6 (0.79%) VoIP
3 4 (0.53%) Ethernet
3 4 (0.53%) Firewall
3 4 (0.53%) HTTP
3 4 (0.53%) SAN
3 4 (0.53%) Wireless
4 3 (0.40%) Internet
5 2 (0.26%) DNS
5 2 (0.26%) H.323
5 2 (0.26%) Modbus
5 2 (0.26%) Network Security
5 2 (0.26%) RTSP
5 2 (0.26%) VLAN
5 2 (0.26%) WAN
5 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.26%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.13%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (11.74%) SQL Server
2 68 (8.97%) Big Data
3 35 (4.62%) GIS
4 31 (4.09%) MongoDB
4 31 (4.09%) Relational Database
5 29 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (2.64%) Hadoop
8 18 (2.37%) Data Mining
9 17 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (1.72%) MySQL
12 11 (1.45%) QlikView
12 11 (1.45%) SAP HANA
13 10 (1.32%) SAP Data Services
14 9 (1.19%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 8 (1.06%) NoSQL
15 8 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
16 7 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 106 (13.98%) Git (software)
2 36 (4.75%) Visual Studio
3 32 (4.22%) JIRA
3 32 (4.22%) Selenium
4 26 (3.43%) Subversion
5 21 (2.77%) NetBeans
6 20 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (2.51%) JUnit
7 19 (2.51%) Maven
8 16 (2.11%) Jenkins
9 15 (1.98%) Ant
10 14 (1.85%) Eclipse
11 13 (1.72%) Jasmine
11 13 (1.72%) Moq
11 13 (1.72%) NUnit
11 13 (1.72%) Protractor
11 13 (1.72%) TestNG
12 12 (1.58%) Axure RP
13 11 (1.45%) HP UFT
14 10 (1.32%) TeamCity
General
1 163 (21.50%) Finance
2 73 (9.63%) Banking
3 63 (8.31%) Retail
4 49 (6.46%) Electronics
5 42 (5.54%) Automotive
6 26 (3.43%) Games
7 24 (3.17%) Military
8 17 (2.24%) Billing
9 15 (1.98%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.58%) Investment Banking
11 10 (1.32%) Legal
12 9 (1.19%) Marketing
13 6 (0.79%) Telecoms
14 5 (0.66%) Avionics
15 4 (0.53%) Advertising
15 4 (0.53%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.53%) German Language
15 4 (0.53%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.53%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.40%) French Language
Job Titles
1 175 (23.09%) Software Engineer
2 145 (19.13%) Developer
3 80 (10.55%) Analyst
3 80 (10.55%) Consultant
4 61 (8.05%) SAP Consultant
5 50 (6.60%) C++ Software Engineer
6 48 (6.33%) Software Developer
7 36 (4.75%) Linux Engineer
8 34 (4.49%) Java Engineer
9 32 (4.22%) .NET Developer
9 32 (4.22%) Java Software Engineer
10 28 (3.69%) Test Engineer
11 27 (3.56%) C# Software Engineer
12 26 (3.43%) Graduate
12 26 (3.43%) Java Developer
13 25 (3.30%) C# Developer
13 25 (3.30%) Senior Developer
13 25 (3.30%) Senior Software Engineer
14 24 (3.17%) Data Scientist
14 24 (3.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (18.47%) .NET
2 72 (9.50%) HTML
3 69 (9.10%) CSS
4 44 (5.80%) AngularJS
4 44 (5.80%) SOAP
5 37 (4.88%) Web Services
6 35 (4.62%) ASP.NET
6 35 (4.62%) RESTful
7 34 (4.49%) XML
8 29 (3.83%) Swing
9 28 (3.69%) .NET Framework
9 28 (3.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (3.69%) WPF
10 25 (3.30%) REST
11 23 (3.03%) Spring
12 21 (2.77%) HTML5
12 21 (2.77%) React
13 19 (2.51%) jQuery
14 16 (2.11%) Hibernate
15 15 (1.98%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 248 (32.72%) Computer Science
2 149 (19.66%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (6.86%) Algorithms
4 43 (5.67%) Robotics
5 36 (4.75%) Management Information System
6 26 (3.43%) User Experience
7 20 (2.64%) Data Structures
8 18 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (1.72%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.58%) PMI
12 11 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
12 11 (1.45%) Over-the-Top Content
12 11 (1.45%) Social Media
12 11 (1.45%) STB
13 10 (1.32%) Data Centre
13 10 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
14 8 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.79%) Graphic Design
15 6 (0.79%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 123 (16.23%) Linux
2 120 (15.83%) Windows
3 58 (7.65%) Android
4 35 (4.62%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.77%) Unix
6 13 (1.72%) VxWorks
7 11 (1.45%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.06%) Windows Phone
9 6 (0.79%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.53%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.53%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.53%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.40%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.26%) CentOS
12 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.26%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (28.50%) Software Engineering
3 108 (14.25%) Mathematics
4 84 (11.08%) Software Testing
5 78 (10.29%) OO
6 75 (9.89%) Test Automation
7 71 (9.37%) SDLC
8 69 (9.10%) Requirements Analysis
9 66 (8.71%) Machine Learning
10 59 (7.78%) Scrum
11 57 (7.52%) Analytics
12 56 (7.39%) Innovative Thinking
13 53 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
14 51 (6.73%) MVC
14 51 (6.73%) Project Management
15 50 (6.60%) Open Source
16 47 (6.20%) ETL
17 45 (5.94%) Physics
17 45 (5.94%) Visualisation
18 42 (5.54%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 186 (24.54%) C#
2 180 (23.75%) SQL
3 175 (23.09%) Java
4 164 (21.64%) C++
5 105 (13.85%) JavaScript
6 100 (13.19%) Python
7 71 (9.37%) C
8 28 (3.69%) R
9 19 (2.51%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.98%) PHP
11 14 (1.85%) Scala
11 14 (1.85%) VB
12 13 (1.72%) MATLAB
12 13 (1.72%) Perl
13 12 (1.58%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.45%) Embedded C
14 11 (1.45%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.06%) Kotlin
15 8 (1.06%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.92%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 141 (18.60%) Computer Science Degree
2 76 (10.03%) Numerate Degree
3 28 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (2.90%) PhD
5 19 (2.51%) ISEB
6 18 (2.37%) PMI Certification
7 15 (1.98%) MCAD
7 15 (1.98%) MCSD
7 15 (1.98%) MCTS
8 13 (1.72%) Master's Degree
9 12 (1.58%) CISSP
9 12 (1.58%) ISTQB
10 11 (1.45%) PMP
11 8 (1.06%) MBA
12 6 (0.79%) CISM
12 6 (0.79%) HND
12 6 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.79%) Postgraduate
13 5 (0.66%) CEH
13 5 (0.66%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.07%) QA
2 19 (2.51%) SLA
3 13 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.32%) IFRS
5 7 (0.92%) PMO
6 4 (0.53%) DO-254
7 3 (0.40%) MISRA
7 3 (0.40%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.13%) COBIT
9 1 (0.13%) GDPR
9 1 (0.13%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.13%) JTAG
System Software
1 37 (4.88%) Firmware
2 16 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.40%) Docker
6 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.53%) SCCM
3 3 (0.40%) Ambari
3 3 (0.40%) Nagios
3 3 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.26%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.13%) Ansible
5 1 (0.13%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.13%) Nessus
5 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 91 (12.01%) Microsoft
2 83 (10.95%) SAP
3 39 (5.15%) Oracle
4 16 (2.11%) HP
5 13 (1.72%) Tableau
5 13 (1.72%) VMware
6 11 (1.45%) Cognos
7 10 (1.32%) Adobe
7 10 (1.32%) Google
7 10 (1.32%) IBM
8 8 (1.06%) Cognizant
8 8 (1.06%) Informatica
8 8 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (0.92%) Ariba
10 6 (0.79%) Xamarin
11 5 (0.66%) Hyperion
12 4 (0.53%) Ab Initio
12 4 (0.53%) Epicor
12 4 (0.53%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.53%) Sage