Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Degree 624 617 766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.12% 11.34% 13.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 63.87% 52.56% 57.12%
Number of salaries quoted 387 375 464
Scotland median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% - -
10th Percentile £26,188 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,450 £65,875
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 977 1,174 1,341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 18.98% 21.57% 24.23%
Number of salaries quoted 618 787 838
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +2.41% -2.92%
10th Percentile £26,600 £27,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,375 £66,900 £65,900
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -1 364 £38,500 - 73
Glasgow +12 169 £40,000 -11.11% 48
West Lothian -1 34 £40,000 +17.65% 20
Aberdeen -3 25 £45,000 - 10
Dundee 0 10 £35,000 -6.67% 10
Fife -10 5 £27,750 -20.71% 9
Midlothian - 3 - -
South Lanarkshire +4 2 £37,500 -6.25%
North Lanarkshire -4 2 £33,750 +2.30%
Lanarkshire - 2 £37,500 -
Stirling +3 1 - - 2
Aberdeenshire - 1 - - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 £17,000 - 2
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 244 (39.10%) Computer Science
2 221 (35.42%) Software Engineering
3 200 (32.05%) C#
4 183 (29.33%) C++
5 178 (28.53%) Java
6 151 (24.20%) Mathematics
7 132 (21.15%) Linux
8 131 (20.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 127 (20.35%) .NET
10 121 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
11 120 (19.23%) Windows
12 112 (17.95%) Robotics
12 112 (17.95%) Numerate Degree
13 108 (17.31%) Innovative Thinking
14 106 (16.99%) SQL
15 103 (16.51%) Python
16 101 (16.19%) JavaScript
17 93 (14.90%) Problem-Solving
18 92 (14.74%) HTML
19 88 (14.10%) SQL Server
19 88 (14.10%) CSS
20 83 (13.30%) Finance
21 75 (12.02%) Machine Learning
22 72 (11.54%) Git (software)
23 70 (11.22%) Microsoft
24 66 (10.58%) Big Data
24 66 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
25 63 (10.10%) Test Automation
26 59 (9.46%) QA
27 58 (9.29%) Algorithms

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 15 (2.40%) IIS
1 15 (2.40%) SAS
2 11 (1.76%) Apache
3 10 (1.60%) nginx
4 9 (1.44%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.44%) lighttpd
5 7 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (0.96%) Confluence
7 5 (0.80%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.64%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.48%) CMS
9 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.32%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.96%) Simulink
2 6 (0.96%) SPSS
3 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.48%) 3ds Max
4 3 (0.48%) FrameMaker
4 3 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.16%) Figma
6 1 (0.16%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.16%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.16%) Actimize
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.16%) Magento
3 1 (0.16%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-AR
Cloud Services
1 48 (7.69%) AWS
2 44 (7.05%) Azure
3 20 (3.21%) SaaS
4 18 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (2.88%) GCP
5 6 (0.96%) Office 365
6 5 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.80%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.80%) npm
7 4 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (0.64%) Datadog
7 4 (0.64%) IaaS
7 4 (0.64%) Power Platform
8 3 (0.48%) PaaS
9 2 (0.32%) Akamai
9 2 (0.32%) Amazon Alexa
9 2 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.32%) Siri
10 1 (0.16%) Serverless
10 1 (0.16%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.85%) Network Security
2 18 (2.88%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.08%) Firewall
4 10 (1.60%) Internet
5 9 (1.44%) WAN
6 8 (1.28%) LAN
7 7 (1.12%) HTTP
8 6 (0.96%) Broadband
8 6 (0.96%) Skype
8 6 (0.96%) VLAN
9 5 (0.80%) 2G
9 5 (0.80%) 3G
9 5 (0.80%) 4G
9 5 (0.80%) 5G
9 5 (0.80%) LTE
9 5 (0.80%) OpenFlow
9 5 (0.80%) Software-Defined Networking
9 5 (0.80%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.64%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 66 (10.58%) Big Data
3 40 (6.41%) Data Mining
4 37 (5.93%) GIS
5 19 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (2.40%) MySQL
7 14 (2.24%) Relational Database
8 13 (2.08%) DTS
8 13 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.60%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.12%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.12%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.12%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.64%) Couchbase
13 4 (0.64%) MariaDB
13 4 (0.64%) Mixpanel
13 4 (0.64%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 72 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 36 (5.77%) Visual Studio
3 31 (4.97%) NetBeans
4 15 (2.40%) Jenkins
5 14 (2.24%) JIRA
6 11 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.60%) Maven
8 9 (1.44%) Cucumber
9 8 (1.28%) Selenium
9 8 (1.28%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.96%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.96%) gulp
10 6 (0.96%) JUnit
10 6 (0.96%) Subversion
11 5 (0.80%) Jasmine
11 5 (0.80%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (0.80%) Moq
11 5 (0.80%) NUnit
11 5 (0.80%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.80%) webpack
General
1 83 (13.30%) Finance
2 46 (7.37%) Retail
3 38 (6.09%) Automotive
4 34 (5.45%) Electronics
5 28 (4.49%) Military
6 20 (3.21%) Telecoms
7 19 (3.04%) Marketing
8 16 (2.56%) Legal
9 14 (2.24%) Games
9 14 (2.24%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.92%) Public Sector
11 8 (1.28%) Banking
12 6 (0.96%) Billing
13 4 (0.64%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.64%) Law
14 3 (0.48%) German Language
14 3 (0.48%) Social Science
14 3 (0.48%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.32%) Advertising
16 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 149 (23.88%) Developer
2 123 (19.71%) Software Engineer
3 69 (11.06%) Graduate
4 59 (9.46%) Analyst
5 58 (9.29%) C++ Software Engineer
6 55 (8.81%) Software Developer
7 44 (7.05%) C# Software Engineer
8 42 (6.73%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 38 (6.09%) Java Engineer
9 38 (6.09%) Java Software Engineer
10 34 (5.45%) Senior Software Engineer
11 23 (3.69%) Architect
12 21 (3.37%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
12 21 (3.37%) Technical Leader
13 20 (3.21%) Consultant
13 20 (3.21%) Graduate C++ Software Engineer
13 20 (3.21%) Graduate Java Engineer
13 20 (3.21%) Graduate Java Software Engineer
14 19 (3.04%) Java Developer
14 19 (3.04%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (20.35%) .NET
2 92 (14.74%) HTML
3 88 (14.10%) CSS
4 49 (7.85%) SOAP
5 48 (7.69%) RESTful
6 46 (7.37%) Web Services
7 45 (7.21%) WPF
8 40 (6.41%) AngularJS
9 39 (6.25%) ASP.NET
10 33 (5.29%) REST
11 31 (4.97%) HTML5
11 31 (4.97%) Swing
12 27 (4.33%) JSON
13 24 (3.85%) XML
14 22 (3.53%) OpenCV
15 20 (3.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 19 (3.04%) React
16 19 (3.04%) Spring
17 18 (2.88%) jQuery
18 16 (2.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 112 (17.95%) Robotics
2 66 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (9.29%) Algorithms
4 45 (7.21%) User Experience
5 37 (5.93%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (4.49%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.72%) Driving Licence
8 15 (2.40%) Mobile App
8 15 (2.40%) Security Operations Centre
9 9 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.28%) NHS
11 6 (0.96%) Graphic Design
12 5 (0.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 5 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.80%) Life Science
12 5 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.80%) Optoelectronics
12 5 (0.80%) Renewable Energy
12 5 (0.80%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 132 (21.15%) Linux
2 120 (19.23%) Windows
3 12 (1.92%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.44%) Unix
5 8 (1.28%) CentOS
6 6 (0.96%) Ubuntu
6 6 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.80%) Android
7 5 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.48%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.32%) Debian
11 1 (0.16%) AIX
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (39.10%) Computer Science
2 221 (35.42%) Software Engineering
3 151 (24.20%) Mathematics
4 121 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
5 108 (17.31%) Innovative Thinking
6 93 (14.90%) Problem-Solving
7 75 (12.02%) Machine Learning
8 63 (10.10%) Test Automation
9 52 (8.33%) Analytics
10 50 (8.01%) Deep Learning
11 49 (7.85%) SDLC
12 47 (7.53%) OO
13 42 (6.73%) MVC
14 41 (6.57%) SOA
15 40 (6.41%) DevOps
16 39 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
17 38 (6.09%) Physics
18 35 (5.61%) Data Analysis
18 35 (5.61%) Mentoring
19 32 (5.13%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 200 (32.05%) C#
2 183 (29.33%) C++
3 178 (28.53%) Java
4 106 (16.99%) SQL
5 103 (16.51%) Python
6 101 (16.19%) JavaScript
7 34 (5.45%) C
8 26 (4.17%) MATLAB
9 25 (4.01%) TypeScript
10 17 (2.72%) PHP
10 17 (2.72%) PowerShell
11 13 (2.08%) R
12 11 (1.76%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.60%) Perl
13 10 (1.60%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.44%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.44%) PHP 7
14 9 (1.44%) T-SQL
15 8 (1.28%) Groovy
16 7 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 131 (20.99%) Computer Science Degree
2 112 (17.95%) Numerate Degree
3 36 (5.77%) PhD
4 29 (4.65%) HND
5 25 (4.01%) Security Cleared
6 16 (2.56%) CISSP
6 16 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.76%) CISM
7 11 (1.76%) Master's Degree
8 8 (1.28%) GIAC
9 7 (1.12%) CISA
10 6 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.80%) MCSE
12 4 (0.64%) CCNA
12 4 (0.64%) CCNP
13 3 (0.48%) HNC
13 3 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.48%) MCAD
13 3 (0.48%) MCSA
13 3 (0.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (9.46%) QA
2 12 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.44%) GDPR
4 8 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (1.28%) NIST
5 6 (0.96%) GLP
5 6 (0.96%) GMP
6 4 (0.64%) SLA
7 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.16%) JTAG
9 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (3.21%) Docker
2 16 (2.56%) Firmware
3 10 (1.60%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 27 (4.33%) Kubernetes
2 21 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.08%) Ansible
3 13 (2.08%) Terraform
4 10 (1.60%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (0.64%) Consul
6 3 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.48%) Puppet
7 2 (0.32%) CFEngine
7 2 (0.32%) Istio
7 2 (0.32%) Salt
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.16%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.16%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.16%) Kibana
8 1 (0.16%) Nagios
8 1 (0.16%) QRadar
8 1 (0.16%) SCCM
8 1 (0.16%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 70 (11.22%) Microsoft
2 39 (6.25%) Oracle
3 22 (3.53%) SAP
4 15 (2.40%) Splunk
5 14 (2.24%) Google
6 13 (2.08%) Apple
7 12 (1.92%) Cisco
8 10 (1.60%) VMware
9 9 (1.44%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.28%) IBM
11 6 (0.96%) Minitab
11 6 (0.96%) Tableau
12 5 (0.80%) EMC
13 4 (0.64%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.48%) ESRI
14 3 (0.48%) Mapbox
14 3 (0.48%) NEC
14 3 (0.48%) Palo Alto
15 2 (0.32%) Adobe
15 2 (0.32%) Citrix