Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Scotland
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 22 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 -11 +3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 286 339 703
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 8.19% 9.06% 13.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.20% 54.50% 63.22%
Number of salaries quoted 155 194 484
10th Percentile £27,050 £24,819 £25,277
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £30,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,653 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.36% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £64,250 £63,450
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 619 622 1,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 17.73% 16.62% 20.79%
Number of salaries quoted 300 371 769
10th Percentile £28,688 £25,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,140 £45,000 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.53% +2.27% +3.53%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,750 £71,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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
Glasgow -2 94 £45,000 +8.43% 42
Edinburgh -21 76 £42,500 -5.56% 48
Aberdeen +19 23 £37,500 +25.00% 7
Stirling +12 12 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Lanarkshire - 12 - -
Dundee +2 11 £50,000 +5.26% 6
West Lothian -6 7 £47,500 -2.56% 6
West Dunbartonshire - 6 £24,000 -
Renfrewshire - 6 - - 2
Perth and Kinross - 6 £55,500 -
Dunbartonshire - 6 - -
Fife -3 5 - - 2
North Lanarkshire - 5 £42,500 - 1
Falkirk -1 4 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - 2 £45,000 - 4
Highlands - 1 - - 1
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £39,000 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 93 (32.52%) Computer Science
2 76 (26.57%) Problem-Solving
3 73 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (15.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 42 (14.69%) Machine Learning
6 41 (14.34%) Artificial Intelligence
7 40 (13.99%) Software Engineering
8 38 (13.29%) Project Management
8 38 (13.29%) Java
8 38 (13.29%) JavaScript
9 35 (12.24%) C#
10 34 (11.89%) Windows
10 34 (11.89%) Python
10 34 (11.89%) Finance
10 34 (11.89%) Azure
11 33 (11.54%) Microsoft
12 32 (11.19%) SQL Server
13 30 (10.49%) HTML
14 28 (9.79%) Scrum
14 28 (9.79%) JIRA
15 27 (9.44%) Mathematics
15 27 (9.44%) SQL
15 27 (9.44%) .NET
16 26 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (8.74%) OO
18 24 (8.39%) CSS
19 23 (8.04%) Analytics
20 21 (7.34%) Git (software)
20 21 (7.34%) Microsoft Office
20 21 (7.34%) Oracle

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 16 (5.59%) Confluence
2 8 (2.80%) CMS
3 5 (1.75%) Kentico
3 5 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (1.75%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.40%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.05%) SAS
6 2 (0.70%) Apache
6 2 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.70%) JBoss
6 2 (0.70%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.70%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (7.34%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.70%) MadCap Flare
3 2 (0.70%) Simulink
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.35%) InDesign
4 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.35%) Zemax
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Magento
1 1 (0.35%) Maximo
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle Clinical
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.89%) Azure
2 16 (5.59%) AWS
3 15 (5.24%) Microsoft 365
4 12 (4.20%) GCP
5 5 (1.75%) Amazon EKS
5 5 (1.75%) Google Analytics
6 4 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.40%) GitHub
6 4 (1.40%) PaaS
6 4 (1.40%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.40%) SaaS
7 3 (1.05%) Google Workspace
8 1 (0.35%) Cloudflare
8 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.20%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.15%) Wireless
3 8 (2.80%) VoIP
4 7 (2.45%) Skype
5 6 (2.10%) DNS
5 6 (2.10%) Firewall
5 6 (2.10%) Network Security
5 6 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (1.75%) Cisco Firepower
7 4 (1.40%) LAN
8 3 (1.05%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.70%) BGP
9 2 (0.70%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.70%) WAN
9 2 (0.70%) WLAN
10 1 (0.35%) Internet
10 1 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.35%) SAN
10 1 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.55%) MySQL
3 12 (4.20%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.10%) Cosmos DB
4 6 (2.10%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.10%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.40%) Power BI
7 3 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.05%) GIS
7 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.70%) DB2
8 2 (0.70%) HBase
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 28 (9.79%) JIRA
2 21 (7.34%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.85%) Subversion
4 9 (3.15%) JUnit
5 8 (2.80%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.45%) Cucumber
6 7 (2.45%) Jasmine
6 7 (2.45%) Karma Test Runner
6 7 (2.45%) Mockito
7 5 (1.75%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.75%) Cypress.io
7 5 (1.75%) Maven
8 4 (1.40%) Gradle
8 4 (1.40%) Selenium
9 2 (0.70%) Appium
9 2 (0.70%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.70%) FishEye
9 2 (0.70%) JBehave
9 2 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (11.89%) Finance
2 17 (5.94%) Automotive
3 13 (4.55%) Public Sector
4 12 (4.20%) Electronics
4 12 (4.20%) Retail
5 11 (3.85%) Banking
6 9 (3.15%) Games
7 8 (2.80%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.80%) Police
8 5 (1.75%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.75%) Marketing
8 5 (1.75%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.05%) Legal
9 3 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.70%) Advertising
10 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.70%) Law
10 2 (0.70%) Local Government
10 2 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (31.47%) Developer
2 37 (12.94%) Graduate
3 33 (11.54%) Graduate Developer
4 31 (10.84%) Software Developer
5 25 (8.74%) Analyst
6 18 (6.29%) Graduate Software Developer
6 18 (6.29%) Senior Developer
7 14 (4.90%) Software Engineer
8 13 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (3.85%) Java Developer
9 11 (3.85%) Support Analyst
9 11 (3.85%) Test Engineer
10 9 (3.15%) Coordinator
10 9 (3.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (3.15%) IT Engineer
11 8 (2.80%) Consultant
11 8 (2.80%) Designer
12 7 (2.45%) .NET Developer
13 6 (2.10%) Architect
13 6 (2.10%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.49%) HTML
2 27 (9.44%) .NET
3 24 (8.39%) CSS
4 16 (5.59%) AngularJS
5 14 (4.90%) REST
6 11 (3.85%) React
7 10 (3.50%) .NET Core
7 10 (3.50%) JPA
7 10 (3.50%) JSON
8 9 (3.15%) .NET Framework
8 9 (3.15%) ASP.NET
8 9 (3.15%) Redux
8 9 (3.15%) Web Services
9 8 (2.80%) HTML5
9 8 (2.80%) Spring Boot
10 7 (2.45%) Entity Framework
10 7 (2.45%) Spring
11 6 (2.10%) RESTful
11 6 (2.10%) Vue.js
12 5 (1.75%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.64%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.59%) Life Science
4 13 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (4.55%) User Experience
5 12 (4.20%) Renewable Energy
6 9 (3.15%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.45%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.45%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (2.45%) Robotics
8 6 (2.10%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.10%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.75%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.40%) e-Health
10 4 (1.40%) e-Learning
11 3 (1.05%) VHDL
12 2 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.70%) PMI
12 2 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.89%) Windows
2 17 (5.94%) Linux
3 14 (4.90%) Unix
4 10 (3.50%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.15%) Android
5 9 (3.15%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.45%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.10%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.75%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.05%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.35%) CentOS
11 1 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.35%) Debian
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.35%) Robot Operating System
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (32.52%) Computer Science
2 76 (26.57%) Problem-Solving
3 73 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (14.69%) Machine Learning
5 41 (14.34%) Artificial Intelligence
6 40 (13.99%) Software Engineering
7 38 (13.29%) Project Management
8 28 (9.79%) Scrum
9 27 (9.44%) Mathematics
10 25 (8.74%) OO
11 23 (8.04%) Analytics
12 18 (6.29%) Mentoring
13 16 (5.59%) Data Analytics
13 16 (5.59%) Data Management
13 16 (5.59%) Front End Development
13 16 (5.59%) Test Automation
14 14 (4.90%) Change Management
14 14 (4.90%) Physics
15 13 (4.55%) DevOps
15 13 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 38 (13.29%) Java
1 38 (13.29%) JavaScript
2 35 (12.24%) C#
3 34 (11.89%) Python
4 27 (9.44%) SQL
5 20 (6.99%) C
6 11 (3.85%) TypeScript
7 10 (3.50%) C++
7 10 (3.50%) MATLAB
8 8 (2.80%) PHP
9 6 (2.10%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.75%) Fortran
11 4 (1.40%) Korn
11 4 (1.40%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.05%) Perl
12 3 (1.05%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.05%) Ruby
12 3 (1.05%) Scala
13 2 (0.70%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.70%) R
Qualifications
1 43 (15.03%) Computer Science Degree
2 17 (5.94%) PhD
3 15 (5.24%) Security Cleared
4 14 (4.90%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.80%) HNC
6 7 (2.45%) HND
6 7 (2.45%) Master's Degree
7 5 (1.75%) CCNP
7 5 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.75%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.75%) PMP
8 4 (1.40%) CISM
8 4 (1.40%) CISSP
8 4 (1.40%) IRCA
8 4 (1.40%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.05%) APMP
9 3 (1.05%) CISA
10 2 (0.70%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.70%) CRISC
10 2 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.85%) QA
2 10 (3.50%) SLA
3 9 (3.15%) GDPR
4 4 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.40%) ISO 13485
5 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.05%) PMO
6 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.70%) GAMP
6 2 (0.70%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.35%) Good Clinical Practice
7 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 1 (0.35%) NIST
System Software
1 20 (6.99%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.20%) Docker
3 6 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.05%) Firmware
4 3 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (5.59%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.80%) Terraform
3 7 (2.45%) Ansible
4 5 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.70%) Puppet
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.34%) Oracle
3 16 (5.59%) Google
4 9 (3.15%) Cisco
5 6 (2.10%) Blue Prism
5 6 (2.10%) Dell
5 6 (2.10%) VMware
6 5 (1.75%) HP
6 5 (1.75%) Intel
6 5 (1.75%) Xerox
7 4 (1.40%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.70%) EMC
8 2 (0.70%) ESRI
8 2 (0.70%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.70%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.70%) Xilinx
9 1 (0.35%) Adobe
9 1 (0.35%) Citrix
9 1 (0.35%) NetApp
9 1 (0.35%) Red Hat