Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 11 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 669 774 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.40% 14.00% 15.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 56.98% 57.42% 61.80%
Number of salaries quoted 411 480 424
Scotland median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -0.62% +1.90%
10th Percentile £25,340 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,000 £66,250 £57,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 1,174 1,348 1,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.75% 24.38% 25.35%
Number of salaries quoted 766 853 756
Scotland median annual salary £43,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.61% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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 -4 347 £38,500 -3.75% 90
Glasgow -5 191 £45,000 +10.02% 38
West Lothian +8 67 £40,000 - 9
Aberdeen +6 24 £45,000 - 9
Fife +10 11 £39,000 +20.00% 4
North Lanarkshire +7 4 £32,991 -10.23% 1
Inverclyde -4 4 £45,000 +8.43%
Dundee -11 4 £37,500 -3.23% 5
Stirling 0 3 £45,000 +5.88% 9
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £23,500 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £34,625 -
Highlands -2 1 £42,500 -10.53% 1
South Ayrshire - 1 £25,000 -
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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.

1 239 (35.72%) Computer Science
2 229 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
3 219 (32.74%) Java
4 204 (30.49%) C#
5 188 (28.10%) SQL
5 188 (28.10%) Software Engineering
6 164 (24.51%) Finance
7 142 (21.23%) Windows
8 134 (20.03%) Computer Science Degree
9 127 (18.98%) .NET
10 126 (18.83%) JavaScript
10 126 (18.83%) Linux
11 119 (17.79%) Test Automation
12 112 (16.74%) C++
13 96 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
14 95 (14.20%) SQL Server
15 93 (13.90%) Microsoft
16 86 (12.86%) Git (software)
16 86 (12.86%) Mathematics
17 80 (11.96%) Big Data
18 78 (11.66%) HTML
19 77 (11.51%) Python
19 77 (11.51%) CSS
20 75 (11.21%) OO
21 73 (10.91%) Web Services
22 68 (10.16%) Oracle
22 68 (10.16%) SDLC
23 67 (10.01%) AngularJS
23 67 (10.01%) Problem-Solving
24 63 (9.42%) Analytics

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 (3.14%) IIS
2 16 (2.39%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.94%) Apache
4 10 (1.49%) SAS
5 9 (1.35%) Apache Spark
5 9 (1.35%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.20%) JBoss
7 5 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (0.75%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.60%) nginx
8 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.60%) WordPress
9 3 (0.45%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.30%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.30%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.30%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 32 (4.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.90%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.60%) InDesign
7 2 (0.30%) Simulink
8 1 (0.15%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.15%) InVision
8 1 (0.15%) Maya
8 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 33 (4.93%) Oracle ERP
2 30 (4.48%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.45%) LabWindows
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.30%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.30%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.30%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.15%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.15%) TrackWise
6 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 50 (7.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (4.19%) SaaS
4 17 (2.54%) Office 365
5 13 (1.94%) IaaS
6 12 (1.79%) PaaS
7 10 (1.49%) Serverless
8 9 (1.35%) Azure Functions
8 9 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.35%) Yammer
9 6 (0.90%) npm
10 5 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.60%) Akamai
11 4 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.45%) GitHub
12 3 (0.45%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.30%) Firebase
13 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.15%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.99%) Firewall
2 18 (2.69%) HTTP
3 15 (2.24%) IPv4
4 14 (2.09%) Skype
5 12 (1.79%) Internet
5 12 (1.79%) Network Security
5 12 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.79%) VLAN
6 11 (1.64%) WAN
7 10 (1.49%) DNS
8 9 (1.35%) Ethernet
8 9 (1.35%) Intranet
8 9 (1.35%) IPv6
8 9 (1.35%) Wireshark
9 7 (1.05%) MPLS
10 5 (0.75%) LAN
10 5 (0.75%) SAN
10 5 (0.75%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.60%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.60%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (14.20%) SQL Server
2 80 (11.96%) Big Data
3 42 (6.28%) GIS
4 31 (4.63%) Data Mining
5 22 (3.29%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (1.79%) Blockchain
7 12 (1.79%) MarkLogic
7 12 (1.79%) NoSQL
7 12 (1.79%) Sybase ASE
8 11 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.20%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.20%) MySQL
10 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.75%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.75%) QlikView
11 5 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 86 (12.86%) Git (software)
2 53 (7.92%) Visual Studio
3 33 (4.93%) Jenkins
4 31 (4.63%) JIRA
5 26 (3.89%) Cucumber
5 26 (3.89%) NetBeans
6 25 (3.74%) TeamCity
7 24 (3.59%) SpecFlow
8 19 (2.84%) JUnit
9 18 (2.69%) NUnit
10 17 (2.54%) Selenium
11 14 (2.09%) Maven
11 14 (2.09%) Subversion
11 14 (2.09%) webpack
12 13 (1.94%) Jasmine
13 12 (1.79%) Hudson
14 10 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (1.35%) Bugzilla
15 9 (1.35%) Eclipse
16 8 (1.20%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 164 (24.51%) Finance
2 36 (5.38%) Marketing
3 34 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 30 (4.48%) Military
5 29 (4.33%) Electronics
6 24 (3.59%) Banking
7 14 (2.09%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.79%) Games
9 10 (1.49%) Retail
10 9 (1.35%) Law
11 8 (1.20%) Investment Banking
12 7 (1.05%) Advertising
13 6 (0.90%) Billing
14 5 (0.75%) Automotive
15 4 (0.60%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.60%) Legal
15 4 (0.60%) Local Government
16 3 (0.45%) Front Office
17 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 191 (28.55%) Developer
2 128 (19.13%) Software Engineer
3 81 (12.11%) Java Developer
4 58 (8.67%) Analyst
5 56 (8.37%) Graduate
6 47 (7.03%) Java Engineer
7 46 (6.88%) Software Developer
8 45 (6.73%) C# Software Engineer
9 44 (6.58%) Java Software Engineer
10 41 (6.13%) Junior
11 37 (5.53%) .NET Developer
12 35 (5.23%) Test Engineer
13 33 (4.93%) C# Developer
14 29 (4.33%) Consultant
15 27 (4.04%) Business Analyst
16 26 (3.89%) C# .NET Developer
17 25 (3.74%) Project Manager
18 24 (3.59%) Software Test Engineer
19 23 (3.44%) Graduate Software Engineer
20 22 (3.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (18.98%) .NET
2 78 (11.66%) HTML
3 77 (11.51%) CSS
4 73 (10.91%) Web Services
5 67 (10.01%) AngularJS
6 48 (7.17%) RESTful
7 47 (7.03%) HTML5
8 42 (6.28%) ASP.NET
9 37 (5.53%) Spring
10 35 (5.23%) REST
10 35 (5.23%) SOAP
11 30 (4.48%) JSON
12 29 (4.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 29 (4.33%) jQuery
13 28 (4.19%) OpenCV
14 27 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
14 27 (4.04%) WPF
15 26 (3.89%) Swing
15 26 (3.89%) XML
16 25 (3.74%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 239 (35.72%) Computer Science
2 96 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (9.27%) Robotics
4 39 (5.83%) Algorithms
5 30 (4.48%) Fintech
6 28 (4.19%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (2.69%) Data Centre
8 18 (2.69%) Driving Licence
9 15 (2.24%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (1.79%) Security Operations Centre
11 11 (1.64%) Data Structures
12 10 (1.49%) User Experience
13 9 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
14 8 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
15 6 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.90%) Social Media
16 5 (0.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 142 (21.23%) Windows
2 126 (18.83%) Linux
3 30 (4.48%) Unix
4 22 (3.29%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.64%) Android
6 10 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.35%) CentOS
7 9 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.75%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.60%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.45%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.30%) AIX
12 2 (0.30%) Debian
12 2 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.30%) Solaris
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (28.10%) Software Engineering
3 119 (17.79%) Test Automation
4 86 (12.86%) Mathematics
5 75 (11.21%) OO
6 68 (10.16%) SDLC
7 67 (10.01%) Problem-Solving
8 63 (9.42%) Analytics
9 62 (9.27%) Scrum
10 56 (8.37%) Mentoring
11 55 (8.22%) Innovative Thinking
12 54 (8.07%) Machine Learning
13 53 (7.92%) MVC
14 52 (7.77%) Software Testing
15 51 (7.62%) Web Development
16 50 (7.47%) Physics
16 50 (7.47%) TDD
17 48 (7.17%) Data Analysis
17 48 (7.17%) Project Management
18 44 (6.58%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 219 (32.74%) Java
2 204 (30.49%) C#
3 188 (28.10%) SQL
4 126 (18.83%) JavaScript
5 112 (16.74%) C++
6 77 (11.51%) Python
7 39 (5.83%) C
8 30 (4.48%) PL/SQL
9 27 (4.04%) Shell Script
10 24 (3.59%) TypeScript
11 21 (3.14%) PowerShell
12 20 (2.99%) Perl
13 18 (2.69%) R
14 17 (2.54%) Bash Shell
15 12 (1.79%) PHP
15 12 (1.79%) VB.NET
15 12 (1.79%) XQuery
16 9 (1.35%) Tcl
17 8 (1.20%) MATLAB
17 8 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 134 (20.03%) Computer Science Degree
2 62 (9.27%) Numerate Degree
3 19 (2.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 16 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.79%) CISSP
6 11 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.49%) Security Cleared
8 9 (1.35%) CompTIA Security+
8 9 (1.35%) ISEB
8 9 (1.35%) ISTQB
8 9 (1.35%) Master's Degree
9 8 (1.20%) CISM
9 8 (1.20%) MCSA
10 7 (1.05%) CCNP
10 7 (1.05%) SC Cleared
11 6 (0.90%) HND
11 6 (0.90%) MCSE
11 6 (0.90%) PhD
12 5 (0.75%) CEH
12 5 (0.75%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.13%) QA
2 31 (4.63%) SLA
3 13 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.20%) GDPR
5 5 (0.75%) IEC 61508
5 5 (0.75%) ISO 26262
5 5 (0.75%) MISRA
5 5 (0.75%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.60%) PMO
7 3 (0.45%) COBIT
7 3 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.45%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.30%) IEC 61131
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.15%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 30 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.84%) Docker
3 16 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.49%) Firmware
5 6 (0.90%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.75%) Samba
6 5 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.60%) NFS
8 3 (0.45%) HDFS
8 3 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.15%) iptables
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (2.84%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.24%) Ansible
3 8 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.05%) vCenter Server
5 6 (0.90%) Terraform
6 4 (0.60%) Kibana
6 4 (0.60%) Puppet
6 4 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.45%) SCCM
8 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.30%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 1 (0.15%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.15%) Core Impact
9 1 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.15%) Graphite
9 1 (0.15%) Icinga
9 1 (0.15%) Mesos
9 1 (0.15%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.15%) Oozie
9 1 (0.15%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 93 (13.90%) Microsoft
2 68 (10.16%) Oracle
3 24 (3.59%) Salesforce.com
4 20 (2.99%) VMware
5 18 (2.69%) Sybase
6 16 (2.39%) Cisco
7 13 (1.94%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.49%) Google
9 8 (1.20%) Cognizant
10 7 (1.05%) IBM
10 7 (1.05%) Xamarin
11 6 (0.90%) Adobe
11 6 (0.90%) DevExpress
11 6 (0.90%) F5
11 6 (0.90%) Infragistics
11 6 (0.90%) SAP
11 6 (0.90%) Tableau
11 6 (0.90%) Telerik
12 5 (0.75%) NEC
12 5 (0.75%) Twitter