Period
to 25 March 2019

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 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 14 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 699 642 632
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.55% 11.29% 13.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 64.84% 48.56% 56.63%
Number of salaries quoted 468 412 380
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,340 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,750 £63,750 £58,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 1,078 1,322 1,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.89% 23.25% 23.96%
Number of salaries quoted 715 896 692
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £27,013
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 +1 398 £40,000 - 26
Glasgow +3 172 £40,000 -11.11% 11
West Lothian -3 44 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Aberdeen +9 22 £42,500 +10.39% 10
Fife +5 19 £47,250 +26.00%
Dundee +4 6 £36,750 +9.70%
Highlands 0 6 £24,000 -
Scottish Borders - 6 - -
Argyll and Bute - 4 £22,000 -
North Lanarkshire +15 3 £32,500 -
Midlothian 0 3 - -
South Lanarkshire -3 3 £38,000 -10.59%
South Ayrshire - 2 £34,000 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £27,000 - 2
Lanarkshire 0 1 £40,000 +60.00%
North Ayrshire -1 1 - -
Stirling -5 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £32,500 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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.

1 262 (37.48%) Computer Science
2 240 (34.33%) Software Engineering
3 211 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
4 204 (29.18%) C#
5 195 (27.90%) Java
6 160 (22.89%) JavaScript
7 154 (22.03%) SQL
8 133 (19.03%) C++
9 130 (18.60%) Finance
10 126 (18.03%) Windows
11 114 (16.31%) Computer Science Degree
12 110 (15.74%) Test Automation
13 107 (15.31%) Mathematics
14 105 (15.02%) .NET
15 97 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
16 95 (13.59%) Git (software)
17 94 (13.45%) Analytics
17 94 (13.45%) HTML
17 94 (13.45%) Python
18 92 (13.16%) MVC
19 91 (13.02%) Linux
20 87 (12.45%) SQL Server
21 78 (11.16%) CSS
21 78 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
22 71 (10.16%) AngularJS
23 70 (10.01%) Oracle
24 69 (9.87%) C
25 68 (9.73%) Microsoft
26 62 (8.87%) Robotics
27 61 (8.73%) 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 21 (3.00%) IIS
2 19 (2.72%) Apache
3 17 (2.43%) nginx
4 15 (2.15%) lighttpd
5 10 (1.43%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.29%) JBoss
7 7 (1.00%) SAS
8 4 (0.57%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.57%) CMS
8 4 (0.57%) Drupal
8 4 (0.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.29%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.29%) Confluence
9 2 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.29%) SilverStripe
9 2 (0.29%) Sitefinity
9 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.29%) WildFly
Applications
1 18 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.72%) Simulink
5 4 (0.57%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.57%) Mathcad
5 4 (0.57%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.29%) Magento
3 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.14%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 51 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (2.58%) Office 365
4 13 (1.86%) SaaS
5 10 (1.43%) Serverless
6 9 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.14%) IaaS
7 8 (1.14%) npm
8 7 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (0.86%) Datadog
9 6 (0.86%) PaaS
10 5 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.72%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.57%) GitHub
11 4 (0.57%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.29%) Akamai
13 2 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.00%) Firewall
2 12 (1.72%) Internet
2 12 (1.72%) Network Security
2 12 (1.72%) Wireless
3 11 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.43%) LAN
4 10 (1.43%) WAN
5 8 (1.14%) Skype
5 8 (1.14%) Unified Communications
6 7 (1.00%) Ethernet
7 6 (0.86%) 802.11
7 6 (0.86%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.72%) HTTP
9 4 (0.57%) SMS
9 4 (0.57%) VLAN
10 3 (0.43%) VPN
10 3 (0.43%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.14%) DNS
11 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (12.45%) SQL Server
2 51 (7.30%) Big Data
3 27 (3.86%) Relational Database
4 26 (3.72%) MySQL
5 22 (3.15%) Data Mining
6 21 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (2.29%) GIS
8 13 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (1.57%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.29%) QlikView
12 8 (1.14%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.14%) MongoDB
13 7 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.86%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.86%) Couchbase
14 6 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (0.86%) MariaDB
14 6 (0.86%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 95 (13.59%) Git (software)
2 34 (4.86%) Hudson
3 32 (4.58%) Visual Studio
4 28 (4.01%) Cucumber
5 27 (3.86%) Jenkins
5 27 (3.86%) NUnit
6 24 (3.43%) TeamCity
7 22 (3.15%) SpecFlow
8 17 (2.43%) Selenium
9 11 (1.57%) NetBeans
10 10 (1.43%) JUnit
11 9 (1.29%) Maven
11 9 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (1.14%) ClearCase
12 8 (1.14%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.14%) webpack
13 7 (1.00%) gulp
13 7 (1.00%) JIRA
14 6 (0.86%) GCC
14 6 (0.86%) Moq
General
1 130 (18.60%) Finance
2 29 (4.15%) Electronics
3 27 (3.86%) Banking
4 26 (3.72%) Marketing
5 13 (1.86%) Automotive
6 11 (1.57%) Military
7 6 (0.86%) Aerospace
7 6 (0.86%) Games
7 6 (0.86%) Law
7 6 (0.86%) Legal
8 5 (0.72%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.72%) Retail
9 4 (0.57%) Billing
9 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.57%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.43%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.43%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.29%) German Language
11 2 (0.29%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 174 (24.89%) Developer
2 155 (22.17%) Software Engineer
3 78 (11.16%) Software Developer
4 76 (10.87%) Analyst
5 52 (7.44%) Java Developer
6 48 (6.87%) C++ Software Engineer
7 45 (6.44%) .NET Developer
7 45 (6.44%) Graduate
8 44 (6.29%) C# Developer
9 40 (5.72%) JavaScript Developer
9 40 (5.72%) Test Engineer
10 38 (5.44%) C# .NET Developer
10 38 (5.44%) C# Software Engineer
11 36 (5.15%) Java Engineer
11 36 (5.15%) Java Software Engineer
12 31 (4.43%) .NET Software Developer
12 31 (4.43%) C# Software Developer
13 27 (3.86%) Software Test Engineer
14 25 (3.58%) .NET Software Engineer
14 25 (3.58%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (15.02%) .NET
2 94 (13.45%) HTML
3 78 (11.16%) CSS
4 71 (10.16%) AngularJS
5 53 (7.58%) JSON
6 49 (7.01%) HTML5
7 40 (5.72%) Web Services
8 35 (5.01%) ASP.NET Web API
9 32 (4.58%) RESTful
10 31 (4.43%) Spring
11 30 (4.29%) XML
12 29 (4.15%) REST
13 22 (3.15%) ASP.NET
13 22 (3.15%) CSS3
13 22 (3.15%) Gherkin
13 22 (3.15%) React
14 21 (3.00%) SOAP
15 20 (2.86%) .NET Framework
16 18 (2.58%) jQuery
17 17 (2.43%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 78 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (8.87%) Robotics
3 48 (6.87%) Management Information System
4 41 (5.87%) Algorithms
5 35 (5.01%) User Experience
6 31 (4.43%) Fintech
6 31 (4.43%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.29%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.14%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.14%) Graphic Design
11 7 (1.00%) ASIC
11 7 (1.00%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.00%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.86%) Internet of Things
12 6 (0.86%) Verilog
12 6 (0.86%) VHDL
12 6 (0.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 126 (18.03%) Windows
2 91 (13.02%) Linux
3 19 (2.72%) Unix
4 13 (1.86%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.29%) Android
5 9 (1.29%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.29%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.57%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.43%) CentOS
8 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.29%) Debian
9 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (37.48%) Computer Science
2 240 (34.33%) Software Engineering
3 211 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (15.74%) Test Automation
5 107 (15.31%) Mathematics
6 97 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
7 94 (13.45%) Analytics
8 92 (13.16%) MVC
9 61 (8.73%) Innovative Thinking
10 58 (8.30%) Scrum
11 57 (8.15%) Mentoring
12 56 (8.01%) Microservices
13 52 (7.44%) OO
14 49 (7.01%) SDLC
15 48 (6.87%) Physics
16 45 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
16 45 (6.44%) Open Source
17 42 (6.01%) Coaching
17 42 (6.01%) Machine Learning
17 42 (6.01%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 204 (29.18%) C#
2 195 (27.90%) Java
3 160 (22.89%) JavaScript
4 154 (22.03%) SQL
5 133 (19.03%) C++
6 94 (13.45%) Python
7 69 (9.87%) C
8 36 (5.15%) Shell Script
9 33 (4.72%) PHP
9 33 (4.72%) PL/SQL
10 31 (4.43%) R
11 29 (4.15%) PowerShell
12 25 (3.58%) Perl
13 19 (2.72%) MATLAB
13 19 (2.72%) TypeScript
14 15 (2.15%) PHP 7
15 13 (1.86%) Embedded C
16 11 (1.57%) Ruby
16 11 (1.57%) Scala
17 9 (1.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (16.31%) Computer Science Degree
2 53 (7.58%) Numerate Degree
3 27 (3.86%) Master's Degree
4 24 (3.43%) HND
4 24 (3.43%) PhD
5 21 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (1.86%) MCSA
7 8 (1.14%) CISSP
8 7 (1.00%) CEH
9 6 (0.86%) CCNA
9 6 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.86%) CISM
9 6 (0.86%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (0.86%) ISEB
9 6 (0.86%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.86%) MCSE
9 6 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.72%) MCP
10 5 (0.72%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.72%) QA
2 18 (2.58%) GDPR
3 15 (2.15%) SLA
4 12 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.72%) ISO 13485
6 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.43%) COBIT
7 3 (0.43%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.43%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.29%) PMO
9 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.14%) DO-254
9 1 (0.14%) IEC 61131
9 1 (0.14%) IFRS
9 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 37 (5.29%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.43%) Docker
2 17 (2.43%) Firmware
3 6 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.57%) IAG
5 1 (0.14%) Samba
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (3.29%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.43%) Terraform
3 9 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.86%) Consul
5 5 (0.72%) Ansible
5 5 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.57%) Ambari
6 4 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.29%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.14%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.14%) Kibana
9 1 (0.14%) Puppet
9 1 (0.14%) SCCM
9 1 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 70 (10.01%) Oracle
2 68 (9.73%) Microsoft
3 22 (3.15%) Tableau
4 13 (1.86%) Cisco
4 13 (1.86%) Google
5 11 (1.57%) Cadence
6 6 (0.86%) IBM
6 6 (0.86%) NEC
6 6 (0.86%) Red Hat
7 5 (0.72%) Adobe
7 5 (0.72%) Altera
7 5 (0.72%) SAP
7 5 (0.72%) Synopsys
7 5 (0.72%) Xamarin
7 5 (0.72%) Xilinx
8 4 (0.57%) DevExpress
8 4 (0.57%) HP
8 4 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.57%) Sybase
8 4 (0.57%) Teradata