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

Academic Degree
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 10 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Degree 710 636 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.53% 13.64% 15.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.71% 58.19% 58.72%
Number of salaries quoted 472 396 577
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £43,349 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.72% +8.37% -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,775 £26,250 £27,300
90th Percentile £66,250 £57,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 1,347 1,093 1,640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.78% 23.43% 27.04%
Number of salaries quoted 909 695 1,049
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £43,349 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% +1.19%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,350 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 21 February 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 February 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 +3 428 £40,000 -11.11% 44
Glasgow -15 192 £45,000 - 48
West Lothian +5 22 £40,000 +12.68%
Dundee -10 17 £33,500 -10.67% 8
Fife -9 11 £37,500 - 6
South Lanarkshire +1 7 £42,500 -19.05% 1
Lanarkshire -1 5 £25,000 -26.47%
Stirling -1 5 £42,500 -26.09% 3
Aberdeen -9 4 £38,500 +28.33% 2
Inverclyde +6 3 £42,750 +12.50%
Midlothian 0 2 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Highlands - 1 - - 1
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 247 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (31.41%) Software Engineering
3 199 (28.03%) Computer Science
4 173 (24.37%) Java
5 166 (23.38%) C#
6 155 (21.83%) SQL
7 149 (20.99%) Finance
8 144 (20.28%) C++
9 129 (18.17%) .NET
10 128 (18.03%) JavaScript
11 117 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
12 111 (15.63%) Linux
13 104 (14.65%) Git (software)
14 103 (14.51%) HTML
14 103 (14.51%) Mathematics
15 102 (14.37%) Computer Science Degree
16 97 (13.66%) Windows
17 86 (12.11%) OO
18 84 (11.83%) SDLC
19 79 (11.13%) Test Automation
20 78 (10.99%) Scrum
21 77 (10.85%) Microsoft
22 74 (10.42%) CSS
23 73 (10.28%) Python
24 72 (10.14%) Big Data
25 69 (9.72%) SQL Server
26 67 (9.44%) Software Testing
27 65 (9.15%) Numerate Degree
28 64 (9.01%) Project Management
28 64 (9.01%) Analytics

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 (2.96%) Apache Spark
2 18 (2.54%) Confluence
2 18 (2.54%) SAS
3 14 (1.97%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.85%) IIS
5 4 (0.56%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.42%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.42%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.42%) WordPress
7 2 (0.28%) Apache
7 2 (0.28%) JBoss
7 2 (0.28%) Jetty
7 2 (0.28%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.14%) nginx
8 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.14%) Tornado
Applications
1 17 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 17 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (1.83%) OmniGraffle
4 12 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.99%) InVision
6 7 (0.99%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.85%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.28%) SPSS
9 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 12 (1.69%) SAP BPC
2 10 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.41%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.56%) Sage 200
3 4 (0.56%) SAP Business One
3 4 (0.56%) SAP MM
3 4 (0.56%) SAP SCM
3 4 (0.56%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.42%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.42%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.28%) LabWindows
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.28%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.14%) Magento
6 1 (0.14%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.96%) SaaS
3 17 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.55%) Office 365
6 8 (1.13%) Firebase
7 7 (0.99%) PaaS
8 5 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.42%) IaaS
10 2 (0.28%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.28%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.14%) GitHub
11 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.14%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.52%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.27%) Internet
2 9 (1.27%) Network Security
3 6 (0.85%) SAN
4 5 (0.70%) HTTP
5 4 (0.56%) AMQP
5 4 (0.56%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.56%) VoIP
5 4 (0.56%) Wireless
6 3 (0.42%) Firewall
6 3 (0.42%) LAN
6 3 (0.42%) RS-485
6 3 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.28%) DNS
7 2 (0.28%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.28%) H.323
7 2 (0.28%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.28%) WAN
8 1 (0.14%) Intranet
8 1 (0.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (10.14%) Big Data
2 69 (9.72%) SQL Server
3 36 (5.07%) GIS
4 31 (4.37%) Data Mining
5 26 (3.66%) MongoDB
6 24 (3.38%) Relational Database
7 21 (2.96%) Hadoop
8 18 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (2.39%) NoSQL
10 16 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (1.69%) MySQL
11 12 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 7 (0.99%) Power BI
15 6 (0.85%) Text Mining
16 5 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
16 5 (0.70%) RDBMS
17 4 (0.56%) QlikView
17 4 (0.56%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 104 (14.65%) Git (software)
2 41 (5.77%) Visual Studio
3 32 (4.51%) Selenium
4 31 (4.37%) JIRA
5 26 (3.66%) Axure RP
5 26 (3.66%) NetBeans
5 26 (3.66%) Subversion
6 22 (3.10%) JUnit
7 21 (2.96%) Jasmine
7 21 (2.96%) Protractor
7 21 (2.96%) TestNG
8 15 (2.11%) Ant
9 13 (1.83%) Jenkins
10 12 (1.69%) NUnit
10 12 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (1.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 10 (1.41%) Maven
13 9 (1.27%) Gradle
14 8 (1.13%) Android Studio
14 8 (1.13%) Eclipse
General
1 149 (20.99%) Finance
2 59 (8.31%) Banking
3 32 (4.51%) Retail
4 29 (4.08%) Advertising
5 25 (3.52%) Electronics
6 20 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.54%) Games
8 15 (2.11%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.69%) Automotive
9 12 (1.69%) Marketing
10 8 (1.13%) Billing
10 8 (1.13%) Legal
11 6 (0.85%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.85%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.56%) Avionics
12 4 (0.56%) Law
13 3 (0.42%) Back Office
13 3 (0.42%) French Language
14 2 (0.28%) Military
14 2 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 147 (20.70%) Software Engineer
2 135 (19.01%) Developer
3 86 (12.11%) Analyst
4 46 (6.48%) Consultant
5 42 (5.92%) C++ Software Engineer
6 39 (5.49%) Software Developer
7 37 (5.21%) Java Engineer
8 36 (5.07%) Java Software Engineer
9 35 (4.93%) Java Developer
10 34 (4.79%) C# Software Engineer
11 32 (4.51%) .NET Developer
11 32 (4.51%) Test Engineer
12 31 (4.37%) Designer
12 31 (4.37%) Project Manager
13 29 (4.08%) Senior Developer
14 27 (3.80%) Linux Engineer
15 25 (3.52%) Graduate
15 25 (3.52%) SAP Consultant
16 24 (3.38%) Architect
17 22 (3.10%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (18.17%) .NET
2 103 (14.51%) HTML
3 74 (10.42%) CSS
4 49 (6.90%) AngularJS
5 41 (5.77%) HTML5
5 41 (5.77%) Web Services
6 38 (5.35%) WPF
7 37 (5.21%) React
8 33 (4.65%) RESTful
9 32 (4.51%) SOAP
10 31 (4.37%) ASP.NET
11 30 (4.23%) XML
12 28 (3.94%) REST
13 27 (3.80%) Swing
14 26 (3.66%) Spring
15 24 (3.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 23 (3.24%) OpenCV
17 22 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC
17 22 (3.10%) jQuery
18 21 (2.96%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 199 (28.03%) Computer Science
2 117 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (7.46%) Robotics
4 52 (7.32%) Algorithms
5 44 (6.20%) User Experience
6 39 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (3.66%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.96%) Mobile App
9 19 (2.68%) Data Structures
10 14 (1.97%) Graphic Design
10 14 (1.97%) Security Operations Centre
11 13 (1.83%) PMI
11 13 (1.83%) Social Media
12 12 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
12 12 (1.69%) Over-the-Top Content
12 12 (1.69%) STB
13 11 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (1.13%) Fintech
15 7 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
16 6 (0.85%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 111 (15.63%) Linux
2 97 (13.66%) Windows
3 34 (4.79%) Android
4 24 (3.38%) Apple iOS
5 22 (3.10%) Unix
6 10 (1.41%) Robot Operating System
7 7 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.85%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.85%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.42%) CentOS
10 3 (0.42%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.28%) Debian
11 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.28%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (31.41%) Software Engineering
3 103 (14.51%) Mathematics
4 86 (12.11%) OO
5 84 (11.83%) SDLC
6 79 (11.13%) Test Automation
7 78 (10.99%) Scrum
8 67 (9.44%) Software Testing
9 64 (9.01%) Analytics
9 64 (9.01%) Project Management
10 53 (7.46%) Innovative Thinking
10 53 (7.46%) Visualisation
11 47 (6.62%) Machine Learning
12 45 (6.34%) MVC
13 44 (6.20%) Continuous Improvement
13 44 (6.20%) Mentoring
13 44 (6.20%) Waterfall
14 43 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
15 41 (5.77%) Physics
15 41 (5.77%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 173 (24.37%) Java
2 166 (23.38%) C#
3 155 (21.83%) SQL
4 144 (20.28%) C++
5 128 (18.03%) JavaScript
6 73 (10.28%) Python
7 61 (8.59%) C
8 33 (4.65%) PHP
9 21 (2.96%) R
10 16 (2.25%) Ruby
10 16 (2.25%) Scala
11 10 (1.41%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.27%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.13%) Kotlin
13 8 (1.13%) MATLAB
13 8 (1.13%) Perl
13 8 (1.13%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.99%) Embedded C
15 6 (0.85%) Embedded C++
16 5 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 102 (14.37%) Computer Science Degree
2 65 (9.15%) Numerate Degree
3 23 (3.24%) PMI Certification
4 20 (2.82%) CISSP
4 20 (2.82%) PMP
5 18 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (2.11%) PhD
7 13 (1.83%) ISEB
8 12 (1.69%) Postgraduate
9 11 (1.55%) CISM
9 11 (1.55%) Master's Degree
10 9 (1.27%) CEH
10 9 (1.27%) CompTIA Security+
11 8 (1.13%) MCAD
11 8 (1.13%) MCSD
11 8 (1.13%) MCTS
12 7 (0.99%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.70%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.37%) QA
2 14 (1.97%) PMO
3 8 (1.13%) IFRS
4 7 (0.99%) SLA
5 6 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.70%) GDPR
7 4 (0.56%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.42%) DO-254
8 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.28%) COBIT
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.14%) JTAG
System Software
1 17 (2.39%) Firmware
2 16 (2.25%) Docker
3 9 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.14%) XenApp
7 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.28%) Ansible
2 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.28%) Puppet
2 2 (0.28%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.28%) WMI
3 1 (0.14%) AppManager
3 1 (0.14%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.14%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.14%) logstash
3 1 (0.14%) SCCM
3 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.14%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 77 (10.85%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.77%) SAP
3 38 (5.35%) Oracle
4 19 (2.68%) Splunk
5 16 (2.25%) Adobe
6 11 (1.55%) Google
7 10 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.27%) HP
9 8 (1.13%) VMware
10 6 (0.85%) Tableau
11 5 (0.70%) Zend
12 4 (0.56%) Apple
12 4 (0.56%) ArcSight
12 4 (0.56%) Cognos
12 4 (0.56%) Epicor
12 4 (0.56%) Hyperion
12 4 (0.56%) IBM
12 4 (0.56%) iManage
12 4 (0.56%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.56%) Sage