Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 181 219
Rank change year-on-year +6 +38 -7
Permanent jobs citing GIS 60 26 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.05% 0.53% 0.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.21% 1.38% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 56 12 11
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £33,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -15.63% +11.89%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £46,125 £52,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -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 1,870 1,878 1,809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 32.70% 38.05% 31.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,347 1,161 994
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £28,575
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £64,750
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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +18 42 £34,500 +18.97% 1
Glasgow -17 9 £43,250 +44.17% 1
Aberdeen - 7 £55,000 -
Stirling -6 2 £50,000 -
GIS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 35 (58.33%) Degree
2 27 (45.00%) Matrix Management
3 26 (43.33%) C#
3 26 (43.33%) .NET
4 24 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 23 (38.33%) SQL
6 21 (35.00%) Java
6 21 (35.00%) Visualisation
7 20 (33.33%) WPF
7 20 (33.33%) C++
8 19 (31.67%) SOAP
8 19 (31.67%) Matrix Organization
9 18 (30.00%) Numerate Degree
9 18 (30.00%) Innovative Thinking
9 18 (30.00%) Visual Studio
9 18 (30.00%) Windows
9 18 (30.00%) Swing
9 18 (30.00%) SOA
9 18 (30.00%) NetBeans
9 18 (30.00%) Robotics
9 18 (30.00%) Git (software)
9 18 (30.00%) Software Testing
9 18 (30.00%) RESTful
9 18 (30.00%) Big Data
9 18 (30.00%) Mobile App
10 17 (28.33%) Web Development
11 15 (25.00%) Project Management
11 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 15 (25.00%) Line Management
11 15 (25.00%) Data Science

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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 1 (1.67%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (30.00%) Big Data
2 5 (8.33%) Spatial Data
3 2 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.67%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 18 (30.00%) NetBeans
1 18 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 18 (30.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 18 (30.00%) Java Engineer
2 18 (30.00%) Java Software Engineer
3 16 (26.67%) Architect
4 15 (25.00%) Digital Architect
5 8 (13.33%) Senior C# Software Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Senior Java Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Senior Software Engineer
6 7 (11.67%) Developer
7 6 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (8.33%) .NET Developer
9 4 (6.67%) Delivery Project Manager
9 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
10 3 (5.00%) .NET Web Developer
10 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (5.00%) C# Developer
10 3 (5.00%) SQL Developer
10 3 (5.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (43.33%) .NET
2 20 (33.33%) WPF
3 19 (31.67%) SOAP
4 18 (30.00%) RESTful
4 18 (30.00%) Swing
5 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 4 (6.67%) HTML
6 3 (5.00%) CSS
6 3 (5.00%) jQuery
6 3 (5.00%) REST
7 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.33%) LINQ
7 2 (3.33%) Qt
8 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.67%) OpenGL
8 1 (1.67%) OpenSceneGraph
8 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.00%) Mobile App
1 18 (30.00%) Robotics
2 12 (20.00%) Driving Licence
3 11 (18.33%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.00%) Matrix Management
2 24 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 21 (35.00%) Visualisation
4 19 (31.67%) Matrix Organization
5 18 (30.00%) Innovative Thinking
5 18 (30.00%) SOA
5 18 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 17 (28.33%) Web Development
7 15 (25.00%) Data Science
7 15 (25.00%) Decision-Making
7 15 (25.00%) IT Strategy
7 15 (25.00%) Line Management
7 15 (25.00%) Project Management
8 12 (20.00%) Commercial Awareness
8 12 (20.00%) Contract Management
8 12 (20.00%) CRM
8 12 (20.00%) Quality Management
9 11 (18.33%) PRINCE2
10 5 (8.33%) Network Planning
11 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (43.33%) C#
2 23 (38.33%) SQL
3 21 (35.00%) Java
4 20 (33.33%) C++
5 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.67%) Python
6 1 (1.67%) R
Qualifications
1 35 (58.33%) Degree
2 18 (30.00%) Numerate Degree
3 11 (18.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (5.00%) SAP
3 3 (5.00%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle