Period
to 21 July 2017

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 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 209 204
Rank change year-on-year +20 -5 +19
Permanent jobs citing GIS 30 28 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.57% 0.48% 0.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.50% 1.53% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 19 17 25
Scotland median annual salary £29,000 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.76% +30.77% -20.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,550 £25,500
90th Percentile £46,750 £50,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% -

GIS is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 2003 1833 2069
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 38.10% 31.53% 32.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1238 997 1315
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.30% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

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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 July 2017.

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 July 2017. 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 -9 18 £28,000 -34.12% 2
Glasgow +21 6 £36,250 - 1
Stirling - 2 - -
Aberdeen -1 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £37,500 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, IT jobs citing GIS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for GIS.

1 20 (66.67%) SQL
2 17 (56.67%) Degree
3 16 (53.33%) C#
4 15 (50.00%) .NET
5 12 (40.00%) Software Engineering
6 11 (36.67%) Java
7 9 (30.00%) Git (software)
7 9 (30.00%) RESTful
8 8 (26.67%) Big Data
8 8 (26.67%) Numerate Degree
8 8 (26.67%) Swing
8 8 (26.67%) SOAP
8 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
8 8 (26.67%) Military
9 7 (23.33%) ArcGIS
9 7 (23.33%) XML
10 6 (20.00%) HTML
10 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (16.67%) Algorithms
11 5 (16.67%) Spatial Data
11 5 (16.67%) Geospatial Data
11 5 (16.67%) Python
11 5 (16.67%) CRM
11 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 4 (13.33%) IIS
12 4 (13.33%) Oracle
12 4 (13.33%) ITIL
12 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
12 4 (13.33%) VB
12 4 (13.33%) VB.NET

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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 7 (23.33%) ArcGIS
2 4 (13.33%) CMS
2 4 (13.33%) IIS
2 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) Big Data
2 5 (16.67%) Geospatial Data
2 5 (16.67%) Spatial Data
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.00%) QGIS
4 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.33%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (26.67%) Military
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Applications Support
4 4 (13.33%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Python Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Data Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Geospatial Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) GIS Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) GIS Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Research Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Senior GIS Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) GIS Graduate
6 2 (6.67%) Graduate
6 2 (6.67%) Graduate Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Professional Services Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) .NET
2 9 (30.00%) RESTful
3 8 (26.67%) SOAP
3 8 (26.67%) Swing
4 7 (23.33%) XML
5 6 (20.00%) HTML
6 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (10.00%) CSS
6 3 (10.00%) jQuery
7 2 (6.67%) Django
7 2 (6.67%) LINQ
7 2 (6.67%) Sass
7 2 (6.67%) WPF
8 1 (3.33%) Ember.js
8 1 (3.33%) Node.js
8 1 (3.33%) Qt
8 1 (3.33%) React
8 1 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) Algorithms
3 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.33%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (16.67%) CRM
4 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
4 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 4 (13.33%) Release Management
4 4 (13.33%) Use Case
5 3 (10.00%) Business Development
5 3 (10.00%) Cartography
5 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Data Management
5 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.00%) Visualisation
5 3 (10.00%) Workflow
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.67%) Mathematics
6 2 (6.67%) OO
6 2 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) SQL
2 16 (53.33%) C#
3 11 (36.67%) Java
4 5 (16.67%) Python
5 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.33%) VB
5 4 (13.33%) VB.NET
5 4 (13.33%) VBA
6 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.67%) C++
6 2 (6.67%) Perl
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) Degree
2 8 (26.67%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) ESRI
3 1 (3.33%) Xamarin
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