Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Scotland
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 13 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 730 719 685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.69% 12.76% 13.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 62.23% 54.26% 56.61%
Number of salaries quoted 455 463 389
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,340 £26,000 £24,450
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,250 £56,250
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 1,173 1,325 1,210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.00% 23.52% 24.16%
Number of salaries quoted 744 849 734
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -3 383 £41,500 +3.75% 81
Glasgow +1 202 £45,000 +5.88% 31
West Lothian 0 54 £48,750 +21.88% 7
Aberdeen +9 24 £35,000 -12.50% 17
Fife +10 20 £47,000 +44.62% 2
Highlands +1 7 £24,000 -60.00% 2
North Lanarkshire - 5 £32,991 - 1
Stirling +5 4 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Inverclyde -4 4 £45,000 +8.43%
Midlothian 0 3 - - 2
Scottish Borders - 3 £44,250 - 1
Renfrewshire -2 2 £27,000 -21.74%
South Lanarkshire -4 2 £38,000 -13.14%
Dundee -7 2 £35,023 -6.60% 1
South Ayrshire - 2 £34,000 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £23,500 -
East Lothian - 1 - - 1
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 264 (36.16%) Computer Science
2 234 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (28.08%) Java
3 205 (28.08%) C#
4 202 (27.67%) Software Engineering
5 184 (25.21%) SQL
6 159 (21.78%) Finance
7 146 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 145 (19.86%) JavaScript
9 130 (17.81%) Windows
10 124 (16.99%) Test Automation
11 120 (16.44%) .NET
12 114 (15.62%) C++
13 110 (15.07%) Linux
13 110 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
14 99 (13.56%) SQL Server
15 92 (12.60%) Microsoft
16 89 (12.19%) Mathematics
17 86 (11.78%) Analytics
18 84 (11.51%) Git (software)
18 84 (11.51%) Python
18 84 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
19 80 (10.96%) HTML
20 77 (10.55%) CSS
21 75 (10.27%) Oracle
21 75 (10.27%) Big Data
22 74 (10.14%) AngularJS
22 74 (10.14%) Mentoring
23 73 (10.00%) OO
24 72 (9.86%) MVC

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 24 (3.29%) IIS
2 15 (2.05%) Apache
3 12 (1.64%) Apache Spark
3 12 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.51%) JBoss
5 9 (1.23%) SAS
5 9 (1.23%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.82%) nginx
6 6 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (0.55%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.55%) WordPress
8 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.27%) lighttpd
8 2 (0.27%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.27%) WildFly
9 1 (0.14%) Confluence
9 1 (0.14%) SilverStripe
9 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.68%) Simulink
5 4 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.55%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.55%) Mathcad
5 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.55%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.55%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (0.41%) InDesign
7 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (3.70%) Oracle ERP
2 26 (3.56%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.27%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.14%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.14%) TrackWise
5 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 49 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (3.84%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (3.01%) SaaS
4 18 (2.47%) Office 365
5 12 (1.64%) IaaS
6 10 (1.37%) Serverless
7 9 (1.23%) Azure Functions
7 9 (1.23%) Yammer
8 8 (1.10%) npm
8 8 (1.10%) PaaS
9 6 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.68%) GitHub
10 5 (0.68%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.55%) Akamai
11 4 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.41%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.27%) Firebase
14 1 (0.14%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.60%) Firewall
2 18 (2.47%) Internet
3 16 (2.19%) Skype
4 15 (2.05%) Network Security
4 15 (2.05%) WAN
5 14 (1.92%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.51%) HTTP
7 10 (1.37%) DNS
8 9 (1.23%) Intranet
8 9 (1.23%) LAN
8 9 (1.23%) Wireless
8 9 (1.23%) Wireshark
9 7 (0.96%) IPv4
9 7 (0.96%) Unified Communications
10 6 (0.82%) MPLS
10 6 (0.82%) SMS
11 5 (0.68%) 802.11
11 5 (0.68%) Bluetooth
11 5 (0.68%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 75 (10.27%) Big Data
3 31 (4.25%) GIS
4 26 (3.56%) Relational Database
5 25 (3.42%) Data Mining
6 19 (2.60%) MySQL
7 14 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (1.92%) Blockchain
7 14 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.23%) MarkLogic
10 9 (1.23%) MongoDB
10 9 (1.23%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.23%) Sybase ASE
11 7 (0.96%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.68%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 84 (11.51%) Git (software)
2 53 (7.26%) Visual Studio
3 33 (4.52%) Jenkins
4 29 (3.97%) SpecFlow
4 29 (3.97%) TeamCity
5 26 (3.56%) Cucumber
6 24 (3.29%) NUnit
7 20 (2.74%) NetBeans
8 17 (2.33%) JIRA
8 17 (2.33%) JUnit
9 16 (2.19%) Selenium
10 15 (2.05%) Hudson
11 13 (1.78%) Subversion
11 13 (1.78%) webpack
12 12 (1.64%) Eclipse
12 12 (1.64%) Maven
13 8 (1.10%) Jasmine
14 7 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (0.82%) CppUnit
15 6 (0.82%) Ranorex
General
1 159 (21.78%) Finance
2 37 (5.07%) Marketing
3 35 (4.79%) Electronics
4 31 (4.25%) Banking
5 23 (3.15%) Military
6 17 (2.33%) Automotive
7 14 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.64%) Games
8 12 (1.64%) Retail
9 11 (1.51%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 9 (1.23%) Law
11 8 (1.10%) Billing
12 5 (0.68%) Advertising
13 4 (0.55%) Local Government
13 4 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.41%) Front Office
14 3 (0.41%) Legal
15 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.27%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 181 (24.79%) Developer
2 140 (19.18%) Software Engineer
3 72 (9.86%) Analyst
4 71 (9.73%) Java Developer
5 53 (7.26%) Software Developer
6 47 (6.44%) Junior
7 46 (6.30%) C# Software Engineer
7 46 (6.30%) Java Engineer
8 45 (6.16%) Graduate
9 43 (5.89%) Java Software Engineer
10 37 (5.07%) .NET Developer
11 36 (4.93%) C# Developer
12 35 (4.79%) Test Engineer
13 30 (4.11%) Architect
13 30 (4.11%) JavaScript Developer
13 30 (4.11%) Software Test Engineer
14 29 (3.97%) Business Analyst
14 29 (3.97%) C# .NET Developer
15 26 (3.56%) Consultant
16 25 (3.42%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (16.44%) .NET
2 80 (10.96%) HTML
3 77 (10.55%) CSS
4 74 (10.14%) AngularJS
5 62 (8.49%) Web Services
6 51 (6.99%) HTML5
7 43 (5.89%) JSON
7 43 (5.89%) RESTful
8 35 (4.79%) ASP.NET
9 33 (4.52%) SOAP
10 32 (4.38%) jQuery
10 32 (4.38%) Spring
11 31 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web API
11 31 (4.25%) XML
12 28 (3.84%) CSS3
12 28 (3.84%) Node.js
13 27 (3.70%) Kafka
13 27 (3.70%) React
14 25 (3.42%) .NET Framework
14 25 (3.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 110 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (6.85%) Robotics
3 40 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 39 (5.34%) Fintech
5 34 (4.66%) Algorithms
6 20 (2.74%) Data Centre
7 18 (2.47%) Mobile App
7 18 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (1.78%) Driving Licence
9 12 (1.64%) User Experience
10 11 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (1.51%) Security Operations Centre
11 10 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 7 (0.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 6 (0.82%) Analytical Mindset
14 6 (0.82%) ASIC
14 6 (0.82%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 130 (17.81%) Windows
2 110 (15.07%) Linux
3 25 (3.42%) Unix
4 20 (2.74%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.51%) Android
6 10 (1.37%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.68%) CentOS
8 5 (0.68%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.27%) Debian
10 2 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (36.16%) Computer Science
2 234 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (27.67%) Software Engineering
4 124 (16.99%) Test Automation
5 89 (12.19%) Mathematics
6 86 (11.78%) Analytics
7 84 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
8 74 (10.14%) Mentoring
9 73 (10.00%) OO
10 72 (9.86%) MVC
11 64 (8.77%) Scrum
12 62 (8.49%) SDLC
13 60 (8.22%) Coaching
14 51 (6.99%) Software Testing
15 49 (6.71%) Machine Learning
16 48 (6.58%) Open Source
16 48 (6.58%) Physics
16 48 (6.58%) Project Management
16 48 (6.58%) Web Development
17 44 (6.03%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 205 (28.08%) C#
1 205 (28.08%) Java
2 184 (25.21%) SQL
3 145 (19.86%) JavaScript
4 114 (15.62%) C++
5 84 (11.51%) Python
6 55 (7.53%) C
7 38 (5.21%) Perl
8 36 (4.93%) PL/SQL
9 28 (3.84%) Shell Script
10 27 (3.70%) R
11 26 (3.56%) PowerShell
12 20 (2.74%) TypeScript
13 18 (2.47%) PHP
14 15 (2.05%) MATLAB
15 12 (1.64%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.37%) Embedded C
16 10 (1.37%) Ruby
17 9 (1.23%) VB.NET
17 9 (1.23%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 146 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 51 (6.99%) Numerate Degree
3 29 (3.97%) Master's Degree
4 17 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (2.19%) PhD
5 16 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 12 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (1.64%) HND
7 11 (1.51%) MCSA
8 10 (1.37%) CompTIA Security+
9 9 (1.23%) CISSP
9 9 (1.23%) ISEB
9 9 (1.23%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.96%) CCNP
10 7 (0.96%) MCSE
11 6 (0.82%) CEH
12 5 (0.68%) CCNA
12 5 (0.68%) CISA
12 5 (0.68%) CISM
12 5 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.34%) QA
2 28 (3.84%) SLA
3 12 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.51%) GDPR
5 5 (0.68%) IEC 61508
5 5 (0.68%) ISO 13485
5 5 (0.68%) ISO 26262
5 5 (0.68%) MISRA
5 5 (0.68%) MISRA C
5 5 (0.68%) PMO
6 4 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.55%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.27%) COBIT
7 2 (0.27%) IEC 61131
7 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 37 (5.07%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.74%) Docker
3 13 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.64%) Firmware
5 6 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.55%) NFS
6 4 (0.55%) Samba
7 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.27%) HDFS
9 1 (0.14%) iptables
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 24 (3.29%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.10%) Ansible
3 7 (0.96%) vCenter Server
4 6 (0.82%) Terraform
5 4 (0.55%) Kibana
5 4 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.41%) SCCM
7 2 (0.27%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.14%) Consul
8 1 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.14%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.14%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.14%) Icinga
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.14%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.14%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 92 (12.60%) Microsoft
2 75 (10.27%) Oracle
3 18 (2.47%) Cisco
3 18 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (2.33%) VMware
5 12 (1.64%) Sybase
6 11 (1.51%) Cadence
7 10 (1.37%) Google
7 10 (1.37%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.23%) Tableau
9 7 (0.96%) NEC
9 7 (0.96%) SAP
10 6 (0.82%) Altera
10 6 (0.82%) DevExpress
10 6 (0.82%) F5
10 6 (0.82%) Infragistics
10 6 (0.82%) Telerik
10 6 (0.82%) Xamarin
10 6 (0.82%) Xilinx
11 5 (0.68%) Renesas