Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 11 7
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 580 735 910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.56% 13.72% 16.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.74% 57.97% 61.32%
Number of salaries quoted 344 422 493
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,325 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
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 1,166 1,268 1,484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.22% 23.67% 26.19%
Number of salaries quoted 781 769 865
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -4 286 £38,500 +2.67% 71
Glasgow -6 183 £45,000 +12.50% 37
West Lothian +7 44 £34,000 -15.00% 6
Aberdeen +4 26 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Stirling 0 9 £45,000 -2.70% 3
Inverclyde -3 6 £41,500 -
Fife 0 5 £35,000 +16.67% 7
Dundee -12 5 £37,500 -11.76% 3
South Lanarkshire +2 3 £40,000 -11.11%
Scottish Borders - 2 £34,625 - 1
Highlands -1 1 £42,500 -10.53% 5
Aberdeenshire -1 1 £30,000 -38.46%
North Lanarkshire -2 1 - -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £25,000 - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £24,500 -
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 191 (32.93%) Java
2 187 (32.24%) Computer Science
3 180 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
4 167 (28.79%) C#
4 167 (28.79%) SQL
5 166 (28.62%) Software Engineering
6 126 (21.72%) Finance
7 114 (19.66%) .NET
7 114 (19.66%) Windows
8 113 (19.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 107 (18.45%) C++
10 100 (17.24%) Linux
11 97 (16.72%) JavaScript
12 92 (15.86%) Test Automation
13 81 (13.97%) Microsoft
14 79 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
15 76 (13.10%) SQL Server
15 76 (13.10%) Web Services
16 74 (12.76%) Python
17 72 (12.41%) HTML
17 72 (12.41%) Git (software)
18 71 (12.24%) Big Data
19 70 (12.07%) CSS
20 69 (11.90%) Mathematics
21 66 (11.38%) OO
22 64 (11.03%) Robotics
23 60 (10.34%) AngularJS
23 60 (10.34%) SDLC
24 59 (10.17%) Numerate Degree
25 55 (9.48%) Problem-Solving

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 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.07%) IIS
3 11 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.72%) SAS
5 9 (1.55%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.38%) Apache
7 6 (1.03%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.86%) JBoss
8 5 (0.86%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.69%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.69%) nginx
9 4 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.52%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.52%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.52%) WordPress
11 2 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.34%) Jetty
11 2 (0.34%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.34%) WildFly
Applications
1 26 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.86%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.52%) InDesign
7 2 (0.34%) InVision
7 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.34%) Simulink
8 1 (0.17%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.17%) Maya
8 1 (0.17%) UXPin
8 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 21 (3.62%) Oracle ERP
2 18 (3.10%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.52%) LabWindows
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.34%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.34%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.34%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.34%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.17%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.17%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 46 (7.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (4.31%) SaaS
3 17 (2.93%) Office 365
4 13 (2.24%) PaaS
5 11 (1.90%) IaaS
6 10 (1.72%) Serverless
7 9 (1.55%) Azure Functions
7 9 (1.55%) Yammer
8 8 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.86%) GitHub
10 4 (0.69%) Akamai
10 4 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.34%) npm
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.17%) Force.com
12 1 (0.17%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.97%) Firewall
2 15 (2.59%) HTTP
3 14 (2.41%) IPv4
4 12 (2.07%) Skype
5 11 (1.90%) VLAN
5 11 (1.90%) WAN
6 10 (1.72%) DNS
6 10 (1.72%) Internet
6 10 (1.72%) Intranet
6 10 (1.72%) IPv6
7 8 (1.38%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.21%) LAN
9 6 (1.03%) Ethernet
9 6 (1.03%) Network Security
10 5 (0.86%) MPLS
10 5 (0.86%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (0.86%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.69%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.69%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (0.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 71 (12.24%) Big Data
3 43 (7.41%) GIS
4 34 (5.86%) Data Mining
5 18 (3.10%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.24%) Relational Database
6 13 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (2.07%) MarkLogic
7 12 (2.07%) Sybase ASE
8 11 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (1.55%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.55%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.03%) Blockchain
11 6 (1.03%) MySQL
12 5 (0.86%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 72 (12.41%) Git (software)
2 41 (7.07%) Visual Studio
3 26 (4.48%) NetBeans
4 25 (4.31%) JIRA
5 20 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 17 (2.93%) JUnit
6 17 (2.93%) Selenium
7 16 (2.76%) Subversion
8 15 (2.59%) Cucumber
8 15 (2.59%) Maven
8 15 (2.59%) TeamCity
9 14 (2.41%) SpecFlow
10 12 (2.07%) Jasmine
10 12 (2.07%) NUnit
11 10 (1.72%) Bugzilla
11 10 (1.72%) Mercurial
12 9 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.38%) Protractor
13 8 (1.38%) Rational Rhapsody
13 8 (1.38%) TestNG
General
1 126 (21.72%) Finance
2 38 (6.55%) Electronics
3 36 (6.21%) Telecoms
4 31 (5.34%) Marketing
5 29 (5.00%) Military
6 22 (3.79%) Banking
7 12 (2.07%) Financial Institution
7 12 (2.07%) Games
8 11 (1.90%) Law
9 10 (1.72%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.21%) Advertising
10 7 (1.21%) Retail
11 5 (0.86%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.86%) Automotive
11 5 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.69%) Billing
12 4 (0.69%) Front Office
12 4 (0.69%) Legal
13 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 164 (28.28%) Developer
2 110 (18.97%) Software Engineer
3 65 (11.21%) Java Developer
4 52 (8.97%) Analyst
5 50 (8.62%) Graduate
6 41 (7.07%) Java Engineer
7 38 (6.55%) Java Software Engineer
8 37 (6.38%) C# Software Engineer
8 37 (6.38%) Junior
8 37 (6.38%) Software Developer
9 26 (4.48%) .NET Developer
10 22 (3.79%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 22 (3.79%) Test Engineer
11 21 (3.62%) C# Developer
11 21 (3.62%) Junior Software Engineer
11 21 (3.62%) Project Manager
12 20 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
13 17 (2.93%) Business Analyst
14 16 (2.76%) C# .NET Developer
14 16 (2.76%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (19.66%) .NET
2 76 (13.10%) Web Services
3 72 (12.41%) HTML
4 70 (12.07%) CSS
5 60 (10.34%) AngularJS
6 42 (7.24%) RESTful
7 41 (7.07%) HTML5
8 36 (6.21%) Spring
9 32 (5.52%) ASP.NET
9 32 (5.52%) SOAP
10 29 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 29 (5.00%) jQuery
10 29 (5.00%) REST
10 29 (5.00%) WPF
11 28 (4.83%) OpenCV
12 27 (4.66%) Swing
13 22 (3.79%) CSS3
13 22 (3.79%) Hibernate
14 20 (3.45%) .NET Framework
15 19 (3.28%) React
Miscellaneous
1 187 (32.24%) Computer Science
2 79 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (11.03%) Robotics
4 49 (8.45%) Algorithms
5 26 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 26 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (3.28%) Data Structures
6 19 (3.28%) Driving Licence
7 18 (3.10%) Data Centre
7 18 (3.10%) User Experience
8 16 (2.76%) Fintech
9 14 (2.41%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.38%) Analytical Mindset
12 7 (1.21%) Security Operations Centre
13 6 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (1.03%) FMCG
13 6 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.03%) Social Media
14 5 (0.86%) GPGPU
Operating Systems
1 114 (19.66%) Windows
2 100 (17.24%) Linux
3 26 (4.48%) Unix
4 15 (2.59%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.55%) Android
5 9 (1.55%) CentOS
5 9 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.38%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.86%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.52%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.34%) AIX
11 2 (0.34%) Debian
11 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.34%) Solaris
12 1 (0.17%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (28.62%) Software Engineering
3 92 (15.86%) Test Automation
4 69 (11.90%) Mathematics
5 66 (11.38%) OO
6 60 (10.34%) SDLC
7 55 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
8 54 (9.31%) Innovative Thinking
8 54 (9.31%) Machine Learning
8 54 (9.31%) Scrum
9 50 (8.62%) Analytics
9 50 (8.62%) Project Management
10 46 (7.93%) TDD
11 44 (7.59%) Data Analysis
11 44 (7.59%) Visualisation
12 42 (7.24%) Software Testing
13 41 (7.07%) Web Development
14 40 (6.90%) Mentoring
15 38 (6.55%) MVC
15 38 (6.55%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 191 (32.93%) Java
2 167 (28.79%) C#
2 167 (28.79%) SQL
3 107 (18.45%) C++
4 97 (16.72%) JavaScript
5 74 (12.76%) Python
6 40 (6.90%) C
7 21 (3.62%) TypeScript
8 19 (3.28%) Shell Script
9 16 (2.76%) Bash Shell
10 15 (2.59%) PL/SQL
11 13 (2.24%) PHP
12 12 (2.07%) XQuery
13 11 (1.90%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.90%) R
14 10 (1.72%) Tcl
15 9 (1.55%) Perl
16 8 (1.38%) Java 8
17 7 (1.21%) T-SQL
17 7 (1.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 113 (19.48%) Computer Science Degree
2 59 (10.17%) Numerate Degree
3 18 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (2.07%) CISM
4 12 (2.07%) CISSP
5 11 (1.90%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.38%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.03%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.03%) Master's Degree
8 6 (1.03%) PhD
8 6 (1.03%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.86%) CCNP
9 5 (0.86%) HND
9 5 (0.86%) ISEB
10 4 (0.69%) HNC
10 4 (0.69%) MBA
10 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.52%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.86%) QA
2 24 (4.14%) SLA
3 14 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.55%) GDPR
5 5 (0.86%) IEC 61508
5 5 (0.86%) ISO 26262
5 5 (0.86%) MISRA
5 5 (0.86%) MISRA C
5 5 (0.86%) PMO
6 4 (0.69%) IEC 62304
6 4 (0.69%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.52%) JTAG
7 3 (0.52%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.34%) COBIT
8 2 (0.34%) GCP
8 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.17%) GxP
System Software
1 21 (3.62%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.07%) Docker
2 12 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.21%) Firmware
4 5 (0.86%) Samba
5 4 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.69%) NFS
6 3 (0.52%) HDFS
6 3 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.17%) iptables
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (2.59%) Ansible
2 9 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.86%) Puppet
4 4 (0.69%) Kibana
4 4 (0.69%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.69%) vCenter Server
5 3 (0.52%) Terraform
6 2 (0.34%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.17%) Cacti
7 1 (0.17%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.17%) Control-M
7 1 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.17%) Mesos
7 1 (0.17%) Oozie
7 1 (0.17%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.17%) Salt
7 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 81 (13.97%) Microsoft
2 48 (8.28%) Oracle
3 23 (3.97%) Salesforce.com
4 21 (3.62%) Cisco
5 19 (3.28%) VMware
6 18 (3.10%) Sybase
7 11 (1.90%) SAP
8 10 (1.72%) Cognizant
8 10 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.55%) Adobe
9 9 (1.55%) IBM
10 7 (1.21%) Splunk
11 5 (0.86%) Citrix
11 5 (0.86%) Renesas
12 4 (0.69%) F5
13 3 (0.52%) Facebook
13 3 (0.52%) NEC
13 3 (0.52%) Pardot
13 3 (0.52%) Tableau
13 3 (0.52%) Twitter