Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for GIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GIS over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 189 163
Rank change year-on-year +9 -26 +42
Permanent jobs citing GIS 46 41 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.86% 0.73% 0.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.69% 2.14% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 33 38 45
Scotland median annual salary £44,676 £32,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.61% -28.89% -11.51%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £67,250 £60,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -15.79% +5.56%

GIS is in the Databases and Business Intelligence 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 database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,710 1,918 1,582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 32.06% 34.04% 31.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,233 1,206 984
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +3.61%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,600 £62,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing GIS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for GIS in Scotland

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Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GIS in Scotland.

Salary trend for GIS in Scotland

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Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GIS in Scotland over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for GIS in Scotland

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Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIS within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 13 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 37 £34,500 +7.81% 3
Aberdeen +4 7 £45,000 -
Stirling - 2 £50,000 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT jobs citing GIS 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 GIS.

1 31 (67.39%) Degree
2 22 (47.83%) Java
3 21 (45.65%) SQL
3 21 (45.65%) Software Engineering
3 21 (45.65%) Visualisation
4 20 (43.48%) Git (software)
4 20 (43.48%) WPF
4 20 (43.48%) Robotics
4 20 (43.48%) Software Testing
4 20 (43.48%) Big Data
4 20 (43.48%) RESTful
4 20 (43.48%) NetBeans
4 20 (43.48%) .NET
4 20 (43.48%) Visual Studio
4 20 (43.48%) C#
4 20 (43.48%) C++
4 20 (43.48%) SOAP
4 20 (43.48%) Windows
4 20 (43.48%) Swing
4 20 (43.48%) SOA
4 20 (43.48%) Numerate Degree
4 20 (43.48%) Innovative Thinking
4 20 (43.48%) Storage Management
5 15 (32.61%) Matrix Management
6 12 (26.09%) Management Information System
7 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
8 10 (21.74%) Project Management
8 10 (21.74%) Finance
9 9 (19.57%) Telecoms
9 9 (19.57%) Quality Management

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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 3 (6.52%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (43.48%) Big Data
2 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.52%) Star Schema
3 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (43.48%) Git (software)
1 20 (43.48%) NetBeans
1 20 (43.48%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) Travis CI
2 1 (2.17%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) Telecoms
3 7 (15.22%) Marketing
4 2 (4.35%) Law
5 1 (2.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) C# Software Engineer
1 20 (43.48%) Java Engineer
1 20 (43.48%) Java Software Engineer
1 20 (43.48%) Software Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Graduate
2 9 (19.57%) Graduate Java Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Graduate Java Software Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Junior
2 9 (19.57%) Junior C# Software Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Junior Java Software Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Junior Software Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Architect
3 6 (13.04%) Digital Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Senior C# Software Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (43.48%) .NET
1 20 (43.48%) RESTful
1 20 (43.48%) SOAP
1 20 (43.48%) Swing
1 20 (43.48%) WPF
2 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.35%) Django
3 2 (4.35%) HTML
3 2 (4.35%) iOS SDK
3 2 (4.35%) jQuery
3 2 (4.35%) LDAP
3 2 (4.35%) SailPoint
4 1 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) Node.js
4 1 (2.17%) React
4 1 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (43.48%) Robotics
2 12 (26.09%) Management Information System
3 9 (19.57%) Driving Licence
4 6 (13.04%) Mobile App
5 4 (8.70%) Blog
6 2 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (43.48%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.35%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.17%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) Software Engineering
1 21 (45.65%) Visualisation
2 20 (43.48%) Innovative Thinking
2 20 (43.48%) SOA
2 20 (43.48%) Software Testing
2 20 (43.48%) Storage Management
3 15 (32.61%) Matrix Management
4 10 (21.74%) Project Management
5 9 (19.57%) Commercial Awareness
5 9 (19.57%) Contract Management
5 9 (19.57%) CRM
5 9 (19.57%) PRINCE2
5 9 (19.57%) Quality Management
5 9 (19.57%) Web Development
6 7 (15.22%) Network Planning
7 6 (13.04%) Data Science
7 6 (13.04%) Decision-Making
7 6 (13.04%) IT Strategy
7 6 (13.04%) Line Management
7 6 (13.04%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 22 (47.83%) Java
2 21 (45.65%) SQL
3 20 (43.48%) C#
3 20 (43.48%) C++
4 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.52%) Python
6 2 (4.35%) Apple Swift
6 2 (4.35%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 31 (67.39%) Degree
2 20 (43.48%) Numerate Degree
3 9 (19.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) SLA
2 3 (6.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.35%) OpenIDM
2 1 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.57%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.35%) Automation Anywhere
3 2 (4.35%) Aveksa
3 2 (4.35%) Blue Prism
3 2 (4.35%) ForgeRock
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) UiPath
4 1 (2.17%) ESRI