Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 7 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 733 904 888
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.60% 16.02% 14.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 57.85% 61.12% 53.82%
Number of salaries quoted 422 491 611
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +1.28%
10th Percentile £25,325 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,500
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 1267 1479 1650
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.51% 26.20% 26.46%
Number of salaries quoted 769 862 1118
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.49% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 -2 423 £37,500 -16.67% 30
Glasgow -17 193 £40,000 +6.67% 9
Dundee +9 35 £42,500 +26.87% 1
Aberdeen -5 20 £42,500 +6.25% 1
West Lothian -3 17 £40,000 - 1
Inverclyde - 16 £41,500 -
Stirling +25 7 £46,250 +2.78%
Renfrewshire 0 5 £50,375 +8.92%
Highlands - 3 £47,500 - 2
North Lanarkshire +6 2 £36,750 -18.33%
Fife -10 2 £30,000 +10.09% 5
Aberdeenshire - 2 £48,750 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (33.97%) Computer Science
3 224 (30.56%) Java
4 196 (26.74%) Finance
5 177 (24.15%) Software Engineering
6 169 (23.06%) C#
7 166 (22.65%) SQL
8 133 (18.14%) Computer Science Degree
9 132 (18.01%) C++
9 132 (18.01%) Analytical Skills
10 124 (16.92%) .NET
11 108 (14.73%) JavaScript
12 107 (14.60%) Windows
13 103 (14.05%) Linux
13 103 (14.05%) Python
14 94 (12.82%) Relational Database
15 85 (11.60%) Microsoft
15 85 (11.60%) SQL Server
16 77 (10.50%) Mathematics
17 76 (10.37%) CSS
18 75 (10.23%) OO
19 74 (10.10%) RDBMS
19 74 (10.10%) Banking
20 73 (9.96%) TDD
20 73 (9.96%) SDLC
21 66 (9.00%) HTML
22 62 (8.46%) C
23 61 (8.32%) Test Automation
24 59 (8.05%) AngularJS
25 54 (7.37%) SAP

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 18 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.18%) CMS
2 16 (2.18%) SAS
3 14 (1.91%) Tomcat
4 12 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (1.50%) Apache Spark
6 10 (1.36%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.95%) Apache Pig
7 7 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (0.95%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.82%) Content Management Server
9 5 (0.68%) Apache
9 5 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.68%) IIS
9 5 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.55%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.55%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.41%) Confluence
11 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 27 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.41%) InVision
6 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.14%) SPSS
8 1 (0.14%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 11 (1.50%) SAP MM
2 10 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.36%) SAP SD
3 8 (1.09%) SAP SCM
4 7 (0.95%) SAP BPC
5 6 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.68%) Infor M3
7 4 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.55%) SAP Retail
8 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.27%) Movex
10 1 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.18%) Office 365
3 14 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.77%) SaaS
5 11 (1.50%) GitHub
5 11 (1.50%) iPaaS
6 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.41%) PaaS
8 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.27%) IaaS
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.14%) Asana
9 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.14%) Heroku
9 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.64%) LAN
1 12 (1.64%) Network Security
1 12 (1.64%) WAN
2 9 (1.23%) Firewall
2 9 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.82%) SAN
4 5 (0.68%) HTTP
4 5 (0.68%) Wireless
5 4 (0.55%) AMQP
5 4 (0.55%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.55%) VoIP
6 3 (0.41%) Internet
6 3 (0.41%) Skype
7 2 (0.27%) ATM
7 2 (0.27%) DNS
7 2 (0.27%) Modbus
7 2 (0.27%) NAS
7 2 (0.27%) RS-485
7 2 (0.27%) RTSP
7 2 (0.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (12.82%) Relational Database
2 85 (11.60%) SQL Server
3 74 (10.10%) RDBMS
4 49 (6.68%) Big Data
5 28 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (3.82%) MongoDB
6 25 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (3.00%) GIS
8 20 (2.73%) MySQL
8 20 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (2.18%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.50%) NoSQL
11 11 (1.50%) QlikView
11 11 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (1.23%) SAP HANA
14 8 (1.09%) SAP Data Services
15 7 (0.95%) Apache Hive
15 7 (0.95%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 46 (6.28%) Git (software)
2 35 (4.77%) Selenium
3 27 (3.68%) JUnit
4 21 (2.86%) Maven
4 21 (2.86%) Subversion
5 20 (2.73%) Visual Studio
6 16 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (2.05%) Jasmine
7 15 (2.05%) JIRA
7 15 (2.05%) Protractor
7 15 (2.05%) TestNG
8 14 (1.91%) Axure RP
9 13 (1.77%) TeamCity
10 9 (1.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 9 (1.23%) HP UFT
10 9 (1.23%) Jenkins
11 7 (0.95%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.95%) Moq
11 7 (0.95%) NUnit
12 5 (0.68%) Cucumber
General
1 196 (26.74%) Finance
2 74 (10.10%) Banking
3 52 (7.09%) Retail
4 42 (5.73%) Electronics
5 38 (5.18%) Automotive
6 24 (3.27%) Military
7 23 (3.14%) Games
8 17 (2.32%) Manufacturing
9 15 (2.05%) Billing
10 14 (1.91%) Avionics
11 12 (1.64%) Investment Banking
11 12 (1.64%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.82%) Legal
12 6 (0.82%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.55%) Marketing
13 4 (0.55%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.41%) Advertising
14 3 (0.41%) German Language
14 3 (0.41%) Publishing
14 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 208 (28.38%) Developer
2 138 (18.83%) Software Engineer
3 86 (11.73%) Java Developer
4 68 (9.28%) Consultant
5 67 (9.14%) Analyst
6 46 (6.28%) Software Developer
7 38 (5.18%) SAP Consultant
8 33 (4.50%) C++ Software Engineer
9 32 (4.37%) Senior Developer
10 28 (3.82%) .NET Developer
10 28 (3.82%) Graduate
11 27 (3.68%) Linux Engineer
12 26 (3.55%) Data Scientist
13 25 (3.41%) Senior Software Engineer
14 23 (3.14%) C# Developer
15 20 (2.73%) Designer
16 19 (2.59%) Architect
16 19 (2.59%) SQL Developer
17 18 (2.46%) C# Software Developer
17 18 (2.46%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (16.92%) .NET
2 76 (10.37%) CSS
3 66 (9.00%) HTML
4 59 (8.05%) AngularJS
5 33 (4.50%) SOAP
5 33 (4.50%) Spring
5 33 (4.50%) XML
6 29 (3.96%) ASP.NET
7 26 (3.55%) Web Services
8 21 (2.86%) .NET Framework
8 21 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (2.59%) HTML5
9 19 (2.59%) jQuery
10 17 (2.32%) REST
11 16 (2.18%) Django
11 16 (2.18%) Hibernate
11 16 (2.18%) RESTful
12 15 (2.05%) Qt
12 15 (2.05%) React
13 13 (1.77%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 249 (33.97%) Computer Science
2 132 (18.01%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.77%) Algorithms
4 29 (3.96%) Management Information System
4 29 (3.96%) User Experience
5 20 (2.73%) Data Centre
6 18 (2.46%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.77%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (1.64%) Robotics
9 11 (1.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 9 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (0.95%) Arduino
12 7 (0.95%) Raspberry Pi
13 5 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.68%) PMI
14 4 (0.55%) Credit Risk
14 4 (0.55%) Cyber Attack
14 4 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 107 (14.60%) Windows
2 103 (14.05%) Linux
3 48 (6.55%) Android
4 26 (3.55%) Apple iOS
5 18 (2.46%) Windows Server
6 17 (2.32%) Unix
7 13 (1.77%) VxWorks
7 13 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.68%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.68%) Windows 2000
10 4 (0.55%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.55%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.55%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (24.15%) Software Engineering
3 77 (10.50%) Mathematics
4 75 (10.23%) OO
5 73 (9.96%) SDLC
5 73 (9.96%) TDD
6 61 (8.32%) Test Automation
7 54 (7.37%) MVC
8 51 (6.96%) Software Testing
9 49 (6.68%) Analytics
9 49 (6.68%) Machine Learning
9 49 (6.68%) Open Source
9 49 (6.68%) Requirements Analysis
10 46 (6.28%) Mentoring
11 43 (5.87%) ITIL
12 41 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
12 41 (5.59%) Project Management
13 39 (5.32%) Web Development
14 38 (5.18%) Scrum
15 35 (4.77%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 224 (30.56%) Java
2 169 (23.06%) C#
3 166 (22.65%) SQL
4 132 (18.01%) C++
5 108 (14.73%) JavaScript
6 103 (14.05%) Python
7 62 (8.46%) C
8 28 (3.82%) VB
9 22 (3.00%) PHP
10 16 (2.18%) Scala
11 15 (2.05%) PL/SQL
12 14 (1.91%) R
12 14 (1.91%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.64%) Perl
14 10 (1.36%) Objective-C
15 9 (1.23%) Ruby
16 8 (1.09%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.09%) MATLAB
16 8 (1.09%) PowerShell
17 7 (0.95%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 133 (18.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 51 (6.96%) Numerate Degree
3 21 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (2.18%) PhD
5 15 (2.05%) ISEB
6 10 (1.36%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.23%) MCTS
8 8 (1.09%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.95%) CISSP
9 7 (0.95%) MBA
9 7 (0.95%) MCAD
9 7 (0.95%) MCSD
10 6 (0.82%) CISA
10 6 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.82%) HND
11 5 (0.68%) CCNA
11 5 (0.68%) MCSE
11 5 (0.68%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.55%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.96%) QA
2 25 (3.41%) SLA
3 15 (2.05%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.09%) DO-254
5 4 (0.55%) PMO
6 3 (0.41%) MISRA
7 2 (0.27%) Basel III
7 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.27%) IFRS
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (4.50%) Firmware
2 18 (2.46%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.27%) Docker
6 2 (0.27%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.09%) SCCM
3 6 (0.82%) Ambari
4 4 (0.55%) Nagios
5 3 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.27%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.14%) Ansible
7 1 (0.14%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.14%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.14%) Nessus
7 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 85 (11.60%) Microsoft
2 54 (7.37%) SAP
3 50 (6.82%) Oracle
4 18 (2.46%) VMware
5 16 (2.18%) IBM
6 15 (2.05%) Adobe
7 14 (1.91%) HP
7 14 (1.91%) Splunk
8 13 (1.77%) Tableau
9 11 (1.50%) Informatica
10 9 (1.23%) Cognizant
11 8 (1.09%) Xamarin
12 7 (0.95%) ArcSight
12 7 (0.95%) Cognos
12 7 (0.95%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.82%) Cisco
14 5 (0.68%) Apple
14 5 (0.68%) Ariba
14 5 (0.68%) Citrix
14 5 (0.68%) Infor