Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Scotland
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 14 10
Rank change year-on-year -13 -4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 127 602 680
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 7.41% 12.54% 12.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.48% 67.49% 58.87%
Number of salaries quoted 85 372 420
Median annual salary £47,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.50% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £30,200 £26,194 £25,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,250 £63,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 242 892 1,155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.12% 18.59% 21.56%
Number of salaries quoted 153 534 748
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16% +3.61%
10th Percentile £30,650 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £68,750
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 29 October 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 29 October 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 -6 58 £47,500 +18.75% 35
Glasgow -21 40 £40,500 -4.71% 27
Dundee -2 8 £41,500 -12.63% 1
West Lothian -7 5 - - 7
Stirling +1 4 £47,500 +72.73%
North Ayrshire - 3 - -
West Dunbartonshire +5 2 - -
Fife 0 2 £43,875 +58.11% 1
North Lanarkshire +6 1 £22,500 -33.33%
Highlands - 1 £50,000 - 1
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 29 October 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 41 (32.28%) Computer Science
2 31 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (21.26%) Java
4 26 (20.47%) Software Engineering
5 24 (18.90%) .NET
6 20 (15.75%) C#
6 20 (15.75%) Finance
6 20 (15.75%) Azure
6 20 (15.75%) DevOps
7 19 (14.96%) Git (software)
7 19 (14.96%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (14.17%) JavaScript
8 18 (14.17%) Microsoft
9 16 (12.60%) C
9 16 (12.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (11.81%) C++
10 15 (11.81%) CISSP
10 15 (11.81%) Python
10 15 (11.81%) CISM
11 14 (11.02%) CSS
11 14 (11.02%) Linux
11 14 (11.02%) OO
11 14 (11.02%) Information Security
12 13 (10.24%) Manufacturing
12 13 (10.24%) HTML
12 13 (10.24%) SQL Server
12 13 (10.24%) Open Source
12 13 (10.24%) Cybersecurity
13 12 (9.45%) Mobile App

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 4 (3.15%) Apache
1 4 (3.15%) Apache Spark
1 4 (3.15%) CMS
1 4 (3.15%) nginx
2 2 (1.57%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.36%) OrCAD
4 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.79%) InVision
5 1 (0.79%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Magento
1 4 (3.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.57%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.75%) Azure
2 12 (9.45%) AWS
3 9 (7.09%) GCP
4 4 (3.15%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.36%) Office 365
5 3 (2.36%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.36%) SaaS
6 2 (1.57%) PaaS
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.79%) IaaS
7 1 (0.79%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.51%) Wireless
2 4 (3.15%) Internet
3 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.57%) 5G
4 2 (1.57%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.57%) Network Security
5 1 (0.79%) 3G
5 1 (0.79%) 4G
5 1 (0.79%) DHCP
5 1 (0.79%) DNS
5 1 (0.79%) Firewall
5 1 (0.79%) HTTP
5 1 (0.79%) IPv4
5 1 (0.79%) IPv6
5 1 (0.79%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.79%) RTSP
5 1 (0.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.30%) Relational Database
2 8 (6.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.72%) MySQL
3 6 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.15%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 4 (3.15%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.15%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.36%) Big Data
5 3 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.36%) Power BI
6 2 (1.57%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (1.57%) Essbase
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.79%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 19 (14.96%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.94%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.15%) JIRA
4 2 (1.57%) Bugzilla
4 2 (1.57%) CA Release Automation
4 2 (1.57%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.57%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.57%) Selenium
4 2 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.57%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.79%) JUnit
5 1 (0.79%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.79%) Maven
5 1 (0.79%) NUnit
5 1 (0.79%) REST Assured
5 1 (0.79%) Subversion
5 1 (0.79%) TestRail
5 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (15.75%) Finance
2 13 (10.24%) Manufacturing
3 11 (8.66%) Law
4 7 (5.51%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.72%) Electronics
6 5 (3.94%) Banking
7 4 (3.15%) Games
7 4 (3.15%) Retail
8 3 (2.36%) Legal
9 2 (1.57%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.57%) Marketing
10 1 (0.79%) Automotive
10 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.79%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 39 (30.71%) Developer
2 17 (13.39%) Software Engineer
3 9 (7.09%) IT Support
4 7 (5.51%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 7 (5.51%) Java Developer
5 6 (4.72%) Senior Developer
6 5 (3.94%) Analyst
6 5 (3.94%) React Developer
6 5 (3.94%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (3.94%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.15%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (3.15%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 4 (3.15%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (3.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (3.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (3.15%) Angular Developer
7 4 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.15%) IT Engineer
7 4 (3.15%) Site Engineer
7 4 (3.15%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.90%) .NET
2 14 (11.02%) CSS
3 13 (10.24%) HTML
4 11 (8.66%) .NET Framework
5 9 (7.09%) AngularJS
6 8 (6.30%) JSON
7 7 (5.51%) Web Services
8 6 (4.72%) React
9 5 (3.94%) RESTful
10 4 (3.15%) .NET Core
10 4 (3.15%) Android SDK
10 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET
10 4 (3.15%) Entity Framework
10 4 (3.15%) Gson
10 4 (3.15%) iOS SDK
10 4 (3.15%) jQuery
10 4 (3.15%) LAMP
10 4 (3.15%) LEMP Stack
10 4 (3.15%) Retrofit
11 3 (2.36%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.45%) Mobile App
3 11 (8.66%) User Experience
4 7 (5.51%) Analytical Mindset
5 6 (4.72%) VHDL
6 4 (3.15%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.36%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.57%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.57%) Life Science
8 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.79%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.79%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.79%) PMI
9 1 (0.79%) Verilog
9 1 (0.79%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.02%) Linux
2 11 (8.66%) Unix
3 6 (4.72%) Android
3 6 (4.72%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.94%) Windows
5 2 (1.57%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.79%) CentOS
6 1 (0.79%) Debian
6 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.79%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (32.28%) Computer Science
2 31 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (20.47%) Software Engineering
4 20 (15.75%) DevOps
5 19 (14.96%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (11.02%) Information Security
6 14 (11.02%) OO
7 13 (10.24%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (10.24%) Open Source
8 12 (9.45%) Scrum
9 10 (7.87%) Project Management
9 10 (7.87%) SDLC
10 9 (7.09%) Analytics
11 8 (6.30%) API Testing
11 8 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (6.30%) Mathematics
11 8 (6.30%) OOP
11 8 (6.30%) OWASP
12 7 (5.51%) Social Engineering
12 7 (5.51%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.26%) Java
2 20 (15.75%) C#
3 18 (14.17%) JavaScript
4 16 (12.60%) C
5 15 (11.81%) C++
5 15 (11.81%) Python
6 11 (8.66%) SQL
7 8 (6.30%) PHP
8 5 (3.94%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.15%) Embedded C
9 4 (3.15%) PHP 7
10 3 (2.36%) MATLAB
10 3 (2.36%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.36%) Tcl
10 3 (2.36%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.57%) Go
11 2 (1.57%) Perl
11 2 (1.57%) Ruby
11 2 (1.57%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (12.60%) Computer Science Degree
2 15 (11.81%) CISM
2 15 (11.81%) CISSP
3 8 (6.30%) CSSLP
4 4 (3.15%) CISA
4 4 (3.15%) HNC
5 3 (2.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.36%) CompTIA Security+
5 3 (2.36%) CRISC
5 3 (2.36%) HND
5 3 (2.36%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 3 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.36%) MBA
5 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.36%) SSCP
6 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.79%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.66%) NIST
2 8 (6.30%) QA
3 4 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.57%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.79%) GDPR
5 1 (0.79%) JTAG
5 1 (0.79%) NCSC
5 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.79%) SLA
5 1 (0.79%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.15%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.15%) Docker
2 3 (2.36%) Firmware
3 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.15%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.79%) Ansible
2 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.79%) Puppet
2 1 (0.79%) SCSM
2 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (14.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.87%) Google
3 7 (5.51%) IBM
4 4 (3.15%) SAP
5 2 (1.57%) Ab Initio
5 2 (1.57%) Adobe
5 2 (1.57%) Apple
5 2 (1.57%) Facebook
5 2 (1.57%) Hyperion
5 2 (1.57%) Informatica
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle
5 2 (1.57%) Splunk
6 1 (0.79%) Altera
6 1 (0.79%) Arqiva
6 1 (0.79%) F5
6 1 (0.79%) Forcepoint
6 1 (0.79%) Huawei
6 1 (0.79%) Nokia
6 1 (0.79%) VMware
6 1 (0.79%) Xilinx