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

Academic Degree
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Degree 772 819 944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.98% 15.53% 14.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 57.23% 61.95% 54.53%
Number of salaries quoted 477 419 610
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% +2.53% +2.60%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,225
90th Percentile £66,250 £57,500 £61,375
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 1349 1322 1731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 24.42% 25.08% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 848 742 1181
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,231
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,250 £62,500
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%

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 October 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 October 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 0 473 £40,000 -11.11% 15
Glasgow -14 192 £40,900 +2.25% 13
Dundee +7 34 £38,750 +3.33% 2
Inverclyde +7 14 £41,500 -
West Lothian -3 12 £40,000 +10.34%
Aberdeen -6 12 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Stirling +8 6 £42,500 -5.56%
South Lanarkshire -4 5 £45,000 -14.29%
Highlands - 3 £47,500 -
Renfrewshire +1 2 £34,500 -25.41%
North Lanarkshire -7 2 £36,750 +15.75%
Fife -16 2 £32,500 -3.70% 1
Aberdeenshire - 2 £48,750 -
Lanarkshire -2 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £35,000 - 1
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 259 (33.55%) Computer Science
2 228 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
3 209 (27.07%) Software Engineering
4 202 (26.17%) Java
5 187 (24.22%) C#
6 180 (23.32%) Finance
7 174 (22.54%) SQL
8 167 (21.63%) C++
9 149 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
10 137 (17.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 134 (17.36%) .NET
12 126 (16.32%) Linux
13 125 (16.19%) Windows
14 116 (15.03%) Python
15 108 (13.99%) JavaScript
16 103 (13.34%) Mathematics
17 90 (11.66%) Microsoft
18 88 (11.40%) Git (software)
19 86 (11.14%) SQL Server
20 85 (11.01%) SAP
20 85 (11.01%) OO
21 79 (10.23%) Test Automation
22 78 (10.10%) C
22 78 (10.10%) Banking
23 76 (9.84%) Software Testing
24 72 (9.33%) Numerate Degree
25 70 (9.07%) Requirements Analysis
26 66 (8.55%) HTML
27 65 (8.42%) CSS
27 65 (8.42%) SDLC

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 19 (2.46%) SAS
2 15 (1.94%) Apache Spark
3 14 (1.81%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.55%) MS Exchange
5 11 (1.42%) Confluence
6 8 (1.04%) CMS
7 7 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (0.78%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.65%) Apache Pig
9 5 (0.65%) ArcGIS
9 5 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.52%) Content Management Server
10 4 (0.52%) IIS
10 4 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.52%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.39%) Apache
11 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 24 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.26%) InVision
5 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) Simulink
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (2.46%) SAP BPC
2 16 (2.07%) SAP S/4HANA
3 15 (1.94%) SAP MM
4 14 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (1.81%) SAP SD
5 12 (1.55%) SAP SCM
6 6 (0.78%) SAP Retail
7 4 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.52%) Sage 200
7 4 (0.52%) 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 19 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (2.46%) Office 365
2 17 (2.20%) SaaS
3 16 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.30%) iPaaS
5 9 (1.17%) GitHub
6 5 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.65%) Firebase
7 3 (0.39%) IaaS
7 3 (0.39%) PaaS
8 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.13%) Heroku
9 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.68%) TCP/IP
2 7 (0.91%) Firewall
2 7 (0.91%) VoIP
3 6 (0.78%) AMQP
3 6 (0.78%) WAN
4 5 (0.65%) HTTP
4 5 (0.65%) LAN
4 5 (0.65%) Network Security
5 4 (0.52%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.52%) SAN
5 4 (0.52%) Wireless
6 3 (0.39%) Internet
7 2 (0.26%) DNS
7 2 (0.26%) H.323
7 2 (0.26%) Modbus
7 2 (0.26%) RTSP
7 2 (0.26%) VLAN
7 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.26%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 56 (7.25%) Big Data
3 55 (7.12%) Relational Database
4 33 (4.27%) RDBMS
5 32 (4.15%) MongoDB
6 31 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (3.89%) GIS
8 27 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (2.07%) Hadoop
10 16 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (1.81%) Data Mining
11 14 (1.81%) MySQL
12 11 (1.42%) QlikView
12 11 (1.42%) SAP HANA
13 10 (1.30%) SAP Data Services
13 10 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (1.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 7 (0.91%) Power BI
15 7 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 88 (11.40%) Git (software)
2 32 (4.15%) Selenium
3 28 (3.63%) Visual Studio
4 24 (3.11%) Subversion
5 23 (2.98%) JIRA
6 21 (2.72%) JUnit
7 19 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (2.07%) Maven
9 14 (1.81%) Jasmine
9 14 (1.81%) NetBeans
9 14 (1.81%) Protractor
9 14 (1.81%) TestNG
10 13 (1.68%) Jenkins
10 13 (1.68%) Moq
10 13 (1.68%) NUnit
11 12 (1.55%) HP UFT
11 12 (1.55%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.42%) Eclipse
13 9 (1.17%) Ant
14 5 (0.65%) Android Studio
General
1 180 (23.32%) Finance
2 78 (10.10%) Banking
3 60 (7.77%) Retail
4 54 (6.99%) Electronics
5 47 (6.09%) Automotive
6 26 (3.37%) Games
7 24 (3.11%) Military
8 16 (2.07%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.94%) Billing
10 14 (1.81%) Investment Banking
11 12 (1.55%) Avionics
12 9 (1.17%) Legal
12 9 (1.17%) Marketing
12 9 (1.17%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.78%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.65%) Advertising
14 5 (0.65%) German Language
14 5 (0.65%) Publishing
14 5 (0.65%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.52%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 174 (22.54%) Software Engineer
2 167 (21.63%) Developer
3 83 (10.75%) Consultant
4 76 (9.84%) Analyst
5 62 (8.03%) SAP Consultant
6 50 (6.48%) Java Developer
7 49 (6.35%) C++ Software Engineer
8 48 (6.22%) Software Developer
9 39 (5.05%) Linux Engineer
10 34 (4.40%) Senior Developer
11 31 (4.02%) .NET Developer
12 29 (3.76%) Senior Software Engineer
13 28 (3.63%) Test Engineer
14 27 (3.50%) Graduate
15 25 (3.24%) Data Scientist
15 25 (3.24%) Java Engineer
16 24 (3.11%) Architect
16 24 (3.11%) C# Developer
17 23 (2.98%) Java Software Engineer
18 22 (2.85%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (17.36%) .NET
2 66 (8.55%) HTML
3 65 (8.42%) CSS
4 48 (6.22%) AngularJS
5 40 (5.18%) SOAP
6 37 (4.79%) Web Services
7 35 (4.53%) XML
8 32 (4.15%) ASP.NET
9 29 (3.76%) RESTful
10 28 (3.63%) .NET Framework
11 24 (3.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (3.11%) Spring
12 22 (2.85%) REST
12 22 (2.85%) Swing
13 20 (2.59%) HTML5
14 19 (2.46%) WPF
15 18 (2.33%) React
16 17 (2.20%) jQuery
17 16 (2.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 15 (1.94%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 259 (33.55%) Computer Science
2 149 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (6.74%) Algorithms
4 35 (4.53%) Management Information System
5 31 (4.02%) Robotics
6 25 (3.24%) Data Structures
7 20 (2.59%) User Experience
8 14 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (1.55%) PMI
10 11 (1.42%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 10 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.30%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.91%) Arduino
13 7 (0.91%) ASIC
13 7 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (0.91%) Raspberry Pi
13 7 (0.91%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 126 (16.32%) Linux
2 125 (16.19%) Windows
3 60 (7.77%) Android
4 32 (4.15%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.46%) Unix
6 15 (1.94%) VxWorks
6 15 (1.94%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.30%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.78%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.52%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.52%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.52%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.39%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.26%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (27.07%) Software Engineering
3 103 (13.34%) Mathematics
4 85 (11.01%) OO
5 79 (10.23%) Test Automation
6 76 (9.84%) Software Testing
7 70 (9.07%) Requirements Analysis
8 65 (8.42%) SDLC
9 62 (8.03%) Machine Learning
10 54 (6.99%) Scrum
11 53 (6.87%) Open Source
12 52 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
13 49 (6.35%) MVC
14 48 (6.22%) Innovative Thinking
15 45 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
15 45 (5.83%) Project Management
15 45 (5.83%) TDD
16 42 (5.44%) Analytics
16 42 (5.44%) ETL
16 42 (5.44%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 202 (26.17%) Java
2 187 (24.22%) C#
3 174 (22.54%) SQL
4 167 (21.63%) C++
5 116 (15.03%) Python
6 108 (13.99%) JavaScript
7 78 (10.10%) C
8 23 (2.98%) R
9 22 (2.85%) VB
10 19 (2.46%) T-SQL
11 17 (2.20%) PHP
12 14 (1.81%) Scala
13 13 (1.68%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.55%) MATLAB
14 12 (1.55%) Perl
15 11 (1.42%) Embedded C
16 10 (1.30%) Shell Script
17 8 (1.04%) Objective-C
17 8 (1.04%) Ruby
18 6 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 137 (17.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 72 (9.33%) Numerate Degree
3 31 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (2.07%) PhD
5 15 (1.94%) ISEB
5 15 (1.94%) MCAD
5 15 (1.94%) MCSD
5 15 (1.94%) MCTS
5 15 (1.94%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.30%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.30%) Master's Degree
7 9 (1.17%) MBA
8 7 (0.91%) CISSP
8 7 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.78%) CISM
9 6 (0.78%) HND
10 5 (0.65%) CISA
10 5 (0.65%) Postgraduate
11 4 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.83%) QA
2 23 (2.98%) SLA
3 15 (1.94%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.30%) IFRS
5 6 (0.78%) DO-254
6 5 (0.65%) PMO
7 3 (0.39%) MISRA
8 2 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.13%) Basel III
9 1 (0.13%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) JTAG
9 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 44 (5.70%) Firmware
2 17 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.26%) Docker
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.52%) Ambari
2 4 (0.52%) SCCM
3 3 (0.39%) Nagios
4 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
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 90 (11.66%) Microsoft
2 85 (11.01%) SAP
3 45 (5.83%) Oracle
4 16 (2.07%) Tableau
5 15 (1.94%) VMware
6 14 (1.81%) HP
7 13 (1.68%) IBM
8 11 (1.42%) Cognos
9 10 (1.30%) Informatica
10 9 (1.17%) Cognizant
11 8 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.91%) Ariba
13 6 (0.78%) Google
13 6 (0.78%) Xamarin
14 5 (0.65%) Adobe
14 5 (0.65%) Hyperion
15 4 (0.52%) Cisco
15 4 (0.52%) Citrix
15 4 (0.52%) Epicor
15 4 (0.52%) Sage