Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Scotland
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 11 5
Rank change year-on-year -5 -6 +4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 588 674 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.22% 14.22% 17.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.79% 60.45% 61.94%
Number of salaries quoted 361 405 590
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29% -2.40%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,100 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,550
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 1,284 1,115 1,600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.32% 23.52% 27.67%
Number of salaries quoted 884 697 970
Scotland median annual salary £40,250 £42,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.29% -1.73% +1.76%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,725
90th Percentile £66,750 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -3 309 £40,000 -5.88% 68
Glasgow -21 174 £45,000 - 35
West Lothian +9 36 £38,750 -13.89% 4
Aberdeen +3 21 £37,500 +2.74% 6
Dundee -11 9 £37,500 -9.09% 5
Stirling +1 8 - - 3
Fife -6 6 £34,500 -17.22% 1
South Lanarkshire - 6 £41,250 -
Inverclyde +5 4 £28,769 -24.29%
Lanarkshire 0 4 £25,000 -26.47%
North Lanarkshire -9 1 - - 1
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £35,000 - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £30,000 - 2
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 206 (35.03%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (29.59%) Software Engineering
3 167 (28.40%) Computer Science
4 166 (28.23%) Java
5 142 (24.15%) SQL
6 135 (22.96%) C#
7 124 (21.09%) Finance
8 119 (20.24%) JavaScript
9 104 (17.69%) .NET
10 101 (17.18%) HTML
11 93 (15.82%) C++
11 93 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
12 87 (14.80%) Linux
12 87 (14.80%) Problem-Solving
13 83 (14.12%) Test Automation
14 81 (13.78%) SDLC
15 79 (13.44%) OO
16 78 (13.27%) CSS
17 76 (12.93%) Computer Science Degree
18 74 (12.59%) Windows
19 73 (12.41%) Python
19 73 (12.41%) Scrum
20 67 (11.39%) Mathematics
21 62 (10.54%) Microsoft
22 59 (10.03%) AngularJS
23 56 (9.52%) C
23 56 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
24 54 (9.18%) Project Management
24 54 (9.18%) Git (software)
25 51 (8.67%) SQL Server

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 (2.72%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.04%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.53%) SAS
4 8 (1.36%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.19%) IIS
6 5 (0.85%) Umbraco
6 5 (0.85%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.68%) Apache
7 4 (0.68%) Jetty
7 4 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.68%) WordPress
8 3 (0.51%) JBoss
8 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.34%) DNN
9 2 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.34%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.34%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.34%) WildFly
Applications
1 22 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (1.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (1.02%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (1.02%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.85%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.68%) InVision
9 1 (0.17%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.17%) InDesign
9 1 (0.17%) Maya
9 1 (0.17%) Simulink
9 1 (0.17%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 12 (2.04%) Oracle ERP
2 10 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.85%) SAP CRM
4 5 (0.85%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.34%) LabWindows
5 2 (0.34%) nopCommerce
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.17%) Magento
6 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.17%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (2.38%) SaaS
5 9 (1.53%) Office 365
5 9 (1.53%) PaaS
6 6 (1.02%) IaaS
7 4 (0.68%) GitHub
7 4 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.34%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.17%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.89%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.55%) HTTP
3 14 (2.38%) Firewall
4 10 (1.70%) Internet
4 10 (1.70%) IPv4
4 10 (1.70%) IPv6
4 10 (1.70%) Network Security
4 10 (1.70%) VLAN
5 8 (1.36%) SAN
5 8 (1.36%) Wireless
6 7 (1.19%) Ethernet
7 6 (1.02%) LAN
8 5 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.85%) WAN
9 4 (0.68%) CTI
10 3 (0.51%) DNS
10 3 (0.51%) VPN
11 2 (0.34%) DHCP
11 2 (0.34%) SSL
11 2 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.82%) Big Data
3 29 (4.93%) GIS
4 28 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 22 (3.74%) Data Mining
6 15 (2.55%) Hadoop
6 15 (2.55%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.04%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.53%) MySQL
9 7 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.85%) MarkLogic
11 5 (0.85%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.85%) Spatial Data
11 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.85%) Sybase ASE
12 4 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.51%) Power BI
13 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (9.18%) Git (software)
2 34 (5.78%) Selenium
3 25 (4.25%) Jasmine
3 25 (4.25%) Visual Studio
4 24 (4.08%) JIRA
5 23 (3.91%) JUnit
5 23 (3.91%) Protractor
5 23 (3.91%) TestNG
6 19 (3.23%) Subversion
7 18 (3.06%) Axure RP
8 15 (2.55%) NetBeans
9 14 (2.38%) Mercurial
10 11 (1.87%) Cucumber
11 10 (1.70%) Bugzilla
12 8 (1.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 8 (1.36%) Jenkins
13 7 (1.19%) Maven
13 7 (1.19%) NUnit
14 6 (1.02%) MSTest
15 5 (0.85%) Grunt
General
1 124 (21.09%) Finance
2 38 (6.46%) Banking
3 32 (5.44%) Electronics
4 28 (4.76%) Advertising
4 28 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.06%) Marketing
6 15 (2.55%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.38%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.87%) Retail
9 7 (1.19%) Law
10 6 (1.02%) Games
10 6 (1.02%) Military
11 5 (0.85%) Legal
12 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.51%) Back Office
13 3 (0.51%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.34%) Front Office
15 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.17%) Billing
15 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 145 (24.66%) Developer
2 97 (16.50%) Software Engineer
3 77 (13.10%) Analyst
4 53 (9.01%) Java Developer
5 40 (6.80%) Software Developer
6 38 (6.46%) Graduate
7 31 (5.27%) Test Engineer
8 27 (4.59%) .NET Developer
9 26 (4.42%) Java Engineer
10 25 (4.25%) Designer
10 25 (4.25%) Java Software Engineer
11 23 (3.91%) Business Analyst
12 21 (3.57%) C# Software Engineer
13 20 (3.40%) Consultant
13 20 (3.40%) Project Manager
13 20 (3.40%) Senior Developer
14 19 (3.23%) Embedded Engineer
14 19 (3.23%) Junior
15 18 (3.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 18 (3.06%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (17.69%) .NET
2 101 (17.18%) HTML
3 78 (13.27%) CSS
4 59 (10.03%) AngularJS
5 48 (8.16%) HTML5
6 44 (7.48%) Web Services
7 34 (5.78%) Spring
8 33 (5.61%) REST
9 32 (5.44%) React
10 26 (4.42%) ASP.NET
11 25 (4.25%) RESTful
12 23 (3.91%) Node.js
13 22 (3.74%) WPF
14 21 (3.57%) SOAP
15 20 (3.40%) jQuery
16 19 (3.23%) Hibernate
17 17 (2.89%) XML
18 16 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
18 16 (2.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 16 (2.72%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 167 (28.40%) Computer Science
2 93 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
4 46 (7.82%) Algorithms
5 35 (5.95%) Robotics
6 34 (5.78%) User Experience
7 26 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (4.25%) Management Information System
9 23 (3.91%) Data Structures
10 20 (3.40%) Mobile App
11 15 (2.55%) Fintech
12 11 (1.87%) FMCG
13 10 (1.70%) Driving Licence
13 10 (1.70%) Graphic Design
14 9 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
15 8 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (1.36%) Security Operations Centre
15 8 (1.36%) Social Media
16 7 (1.19%) Internet of Things
17 6 (1.02%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 87 (14.80%) Linux
2 74 (12.59%) Windows
3 24 (4.08%) Unix
4 12 (2.04%) Android
5 11 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.70%) Robot Operating System
6 10 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.19%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.85%) CentOS
10 4 (0.68%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.51%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.34%) AIX
12 2 (0.34%) Solaris
13 1 (0.17%) Debian
13 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.17%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (35.03%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (29.59%) Software Engineering
3 87 (14.80%) Problem-Solving
4 83 (14.12%) Test Automation
5 81 (13.78%) SDLC
6 79 (13.44%) OO
7 73 (12.41%) Scrum
8 67 (11.39%) Mathematics
9 54 (9.18%) Project Management
10 47 (7.99%) Analytics
11 44 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (7.14%) Web Development
13 40 (6.80%) Mentoring
13 40 (6.80%) TDD
14 39 (6.63%) MVC
15 38 (6.46%) Open Source
15 38 (6.46%) Physics
16 35 (5.95%) Software Testing
17 32 (5.44%) Visualisation
18 31 (5.27%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 166 (28.23%) Java
2 142 (24.15%) SQL
3 135 (22.96%) C#
4 119 (20.24%) JavaScript
5 93 (15.82%) C++
6 73 (12.41%) Python
7 56 (9.52%) C
8 32 (5.44%) PHP
9 14 (2.38%) Ruby
10 12 (2.04%) Scala
11 11 (1.87%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.70%) Tcl
13 9 (1.53%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.36%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.02%) R
15 6 (1.02%) VB
16 5 (0.85%) Fortran
16 5 (0.85%) Java 8
16 5 (0.85%) XQuery
17 4 (0.68%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 76 (12.93%) Computer Science Degree
2 39 (6.63%) Numerate Degree
3 19 (3.23%) CISSP
4 16 (2.72%) CISM
5 12 (2.04%) PMI Certification
6 11 (1.87%) PhD
6 11 (1.87%) PMP
7 10 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (1.53%) Master's Degree
8 9 (1.53%) Postgraduate
9 8 (1.36%) ISEB
9 8 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.19%) SSCP
11 6 (1.02%) ISTQB
11 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.51%) CompTIA Security+
13 3 (0.51%) HND
13 3 (0.51%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.23%) QA
2 13 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (2.21%) SLA
3 11 (1.87%) PMO
4 7 (1.19%) GDPR
5 4 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.68%) IEC 62304
5 4 (0.68%) ISO 13485
6 3 (0.51%) COBIT
6 3 (0.51%) JTAG
7 2 (0.34%) GCP
7 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.17%) PMBOK
System Software
1 22 (3.74%) Docker
2 10 (1.70%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.68%) Firmware
6 3 (0.51%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.17%) HDFS
8 1 (0.17%) Samba
8 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.17%) vSphere
8 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (1.36%) Ansible
2 7 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.68%) Puppet
4 3 (0.51%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 2 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.34%) WMI
6 1 (0.17%) AppManager
6 1 (0.17%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.17%) Control-M
6 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.17%) logstash
6 1 (0.17%) Oozie
6 1 (0.17%) SCCM
6 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 62 (10.54%) Microsoft
2 47 (7.99%) Oracle
3 22 (3.74%) Splunk
4 15 (2.55%) Cisco
4 15 (2.55%) SAP
5 14 (2.38%) Adobe
6 13 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.21%) VMware
7 11 (1.87%) Cognizant
8 10 (1.70%) Sybase
9 7 (1.19%) Citrix
9 7 (1.19%) IBM
10 5 (0.85%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.85%) Zend
11 3 (0.51%) Altera
11 3 (0.51%) Apple
11 3 (0.51%) Brocade
11 3 (0.51%) Intel
11 3 (0.51%) Virgin Media
11 3 (0.51%) Xilinx