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

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 200 177
Rank change year-on-year +38 -23 +33
Permanent jobs citing GIS 64 31 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.17% 0.56% 0.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.54% 1.51% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 54 23 43
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £28,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.71% -37.78% -5.26%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £66,575 £36,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -6.98% -4.44%

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 1,808 2,054 1,746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 33.08% 36.96% 31.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,335 1,257 946
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -4.60% +2.68%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,400 £67,500 £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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +29 50 £34,500 +23.21% 3
Aberdeen +12 11 £45,000 -
Stirling -1 2 £50,000 -
Glasgow -7 1 £49,000 +35.17% 1
GIS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 42 (65.63%) Degree
2 29 (45.31%) Software Engineering
3 28 (43.75%) C++
3 28 (43.75%) Visualisation
4 27 (42.19%) WPF
4 27 (42.19%) Matrix Management
4 27 (42.19%) SQL
4 27 (42.19%) .NET
4 27 (42.19%) C#
5 26 (40.63%) SOAP
5 26 (40.63%) Windows
5 26 (40.63%) Swing
5 26 (40.63%) Visual Studio
5 26 (40.63%) Java
5 26 (40.63%) SOA
5 26 (40.63%) Software Testing
5 26 (40.63%) NetBeans
5 26 (40.63%) Robotics
5 26 (40.63%) Git (software)
5 26 (40.63%) RESTful
5 26 (40.63%) Big Data
5 26 (40.63%) Numerate Degree
5 26 (40.63%) Innovative Thinking
5 26 (40.63%) Storage Management
6 15 (23.44%) Matrix Organization
7 14 (21.88%) Contract Management
7 14 (21.88%) Driving Licence
7 14 (21.88%) Commercial Awareness
7 14 (21.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 14 (21.88%) Management Information System

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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 (4.69%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (21.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (40.63%) Big Data
2 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.69%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.56%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 26 (40.63%) Git (software)
1 26 (40.63%) NetBeans
1 26 (40.63%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (21.88%) Telecoms
2 9 (14.06%) Finance
2 9 (14.06%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (43.75%) Software Engineer
2 26 (40.63%) C# Software Engineer
2 26 (40.63%) Java Engineer
2 26 (40.63%) Java Software Engineer
3 13 (20.31%) Architect
3 13 (20.31%) Digital Architect
4 10 (15.63%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 10 (15.63%) Senior Java Engineer
4 10 (15.63%) Senior Java Software Engineer
4 10 (15.63%) Senior Software Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) Graduate
5 9 (14.06%) Graduate Java Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) Graduate Java Software Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) Junior
5 9 (14.06%) Junior C# Software Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) Junior Java Software Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) Junior Software Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 6 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (42.19%) .NET
1 27 (42.19%) WPF
2 26 (40.63%) RESTful
2 26 (40.63%) SOAP
2 26 (40.63%) Swing
3 2 (3.13%) iOS SDK
3 2 (3.13%) Qt
4 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.56%) HTML
4 1 (1.56%) LINQ
4 1 (1.56%) OpenGL
4 1 (1.56%) OpenSceneGraph
Miscellaneous
1 26 (40.63%) Robotics
2 14 (21.88%) Driving Licence
2 14 (21.88%) Management Information System
3 13 (20.31%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.13%) Blog
5 2 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.56%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 26 (40.63%) Windows
2 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.13%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (45.31%) Software Engineering
2 28 (43.75%) Visualisation
3 27 (42.19%) Matrix Management
4 26 (40.63%) Innovative Thinking
4 26 (40.63%) SOA
4 26 (40.63%) Software Testing
4 26 (40.63%) Storage Management
5 15 (23.44%) Matrix Organization
6 14 (21.88%) Commercial Awareness
6 14 (21.88%) Contract Management
6 14 (21.88%) CRM
6 14 (21.88%) PRINCE2
6 14 (21.88%) Project Management
6 14 (21.88%) Quality Management
7 13 (20.31%) Data Science
7 13 (20.31%) Decision-Making
7 13 (20.31%) IT Strategy
7 13 (20.31%) Line Management
7 13 (20.31%) Web Development
8 9 (14.06%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 28 (43.75%) C++
2 27 (42.19%) C#
2 27 (42.19%) SQL
3 26 (40.63%) Java
4 2 (3.13%) Apple Swift
4 2 (3.13%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.56%) Python
5 1 (1.56%) R
Qualifications
1 42 (65.63%) Degree
2 26 (40.63%) Numerate Degree
3 14 (21.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.88%) SLA
2 3 (4.69%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
1 14 (21.88%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.56%) SAP