Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 149 204
Rank change year-on-year -37 +55 -1
Permanent jobs citing GIS 47 43 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.84% 0.93% 0.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.57% 2.89% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 42 39 29
Scotland median annual salary £32,000 £46,000 £50,852
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.43% -9.54% +24.79%
10th Percentile £26,000 £35,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £62,000 £73,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -15.79% +5.56% +4.65%

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 1,830 1,487 1,874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 32.85% 32.07% 30.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,181 940 1,220
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +1.12%

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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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -14 43 £32,000 -32.63% 3
Glasgow -19 4 £62,000 +99.36% 1
GIS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 33 (70.21%) Software Engineering
1 33 (70.21%) Degree
2 31 (65.96%) C#
2 31 (65.96%) .NET
3 30 (63.83%) Java
4 29 (61.70%) SQL
5 28 (59.57%) C++
5 28 (59.57%) SOAP
5 28 (59.57%) Git (software)
5 28 (59.57%) Big Data
6 27 (57.45%) RESTful
6 27 (57.45%) Software Testing
6 27 (57.45%) Swing
6 27 (57.45%) Numerate Degree
6 27 (57.45%) Innovative Thinking
7 24 (51.06%) Windows
7 24 (51.06%) Robotics
7 24 (51.06%) WPF
8 23 (48.94%) Visualisation
8 23 (48.94%) Visual Studio
9 22 (46.81%) SOA
9 22 (46.81%) NetBeans
10 8 (17.02%) Spatial Data
11 7 (14.89%) Python
12 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
12 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (10.64%) Military
14 4 (8.51%) ArcGIS
14 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (8.51%) Mobile App

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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 4 (8.51%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (59.57%) Big Data
2 8 (17.02%) Spatial Data
3 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.38%) Snowflake Schema
4 3 (6.38%) Star Schema
5 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.13%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (2.13%) QGIS
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (59.57%) Git (software)
2 23 (48.94%) Visual Studio
3 22 (46.81%) NetBeans
4 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.13%) CMake
5 1 (2.13%) FinalBuilder
5 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.13%) JIRA
5 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.13%) TestRail
General
1 5 (10.64%) Military
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (61.70%) Software Engineer
2 22 (46.81%) C# Software Engineer
2 22 (46.81%) Java Engineer
2 22 (46.81%) Java Software Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Architect
4 3 (6.38%) Data Architect
4 3 (6.38%) Digital Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Computer Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Computer Vision Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Data Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Developer
5 2 (4.26%) GIS Specialist
5 2 (4.26%) Research Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.13%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.13%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Development Project Manager
6 1 (2.13%) GIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (65.96%) .NET
2 28 (59.57%) SOAP
3 27 (57.45%) RESTful
3 27 (57.45%) Swing
4 24 (51.06%) WPF
5 3 (6.38%) Qt
6 2 (4.26%) HTML
6 2 (4.26%) OpenGL
7 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.13%) ArcObjects
7 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (2.13%) CSS
7 1 (2.13%) Google Maps API
7 1 (2.13%) jQuery
7 1 (2.13%) LINQ
7 1 (2.13%) OpenSceneGraph
7 1 (2.13%) Web Services
7 1 (2.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 24 (51.06%) Robotics
2 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.38%) Algorithms
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.13%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.13%) CUDA
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 24 (51.06%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Unix
4 1 (2.13%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (70.21%) Software Engineering
2 27 (57.45%) Innovative Thinking
2 27 (57.45%) Software Testing
3 23 (48.94%) Visualisation
4 22 (46.81%) SOA
5 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.51%) IT Strategy
6 4 (8.51%) Mathematics
7 3 (6.38%) Analytics
7 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.38%) Data Analytics
7 3 (6.38%) Data Architecture
7 3 (6.38%) Data Integration
7 3 (6.38%) Data Strategy
7 3 (6.38%) Line Management
7 3 (6.38%) Matrix Management
7 3 (6.38%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (6.38%) Scrum
7 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (65.96%) C#
2 30 (63.83%) Java
3 29 (61.70%) SQL
4 28 (59.57%) C++
5 7 (14.89%) Python
6 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.13%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.13%) R
8 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (70.21%) Degree
2 27 (57.45%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (4.26%) PhD
3 2 (4.26%) Postgraduate
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) BS7666
2 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) ESRI
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Google
3 1 (2.13%) Mapbox
3 1 (2.13%) Mapinfo
3 1 (2.13%) Perforce