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 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 141 148
Rank change year-on-year +13 +7  
Permanent jobs citing GIS 14 15 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.58% 0.51% 0.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.43% 1.68% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 14
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £23,300 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £42,500 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £42,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year -17.15% -0.58%  

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 982 895 971
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 40.98% 30.38% 30.78%
Number of salaries quoted 610 537 608
Median salary £42,500 £47,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.52% +14.45%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing GIS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -1 6 £42,500 +24.08%
Glasgow +21 4 - -
Dundee - 1 £37,500 -
Stirling - 1 - -
GIS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 10 (45.45%) ArcGIS
1 10 (45.45%) Degree
2 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) Algorithms
3 7 (31.82%) QGIS
3 7 (31.82%) C#
3 7 (31.82%) Java
3 7 (31.82%) Perl
3 7 (31.82%) Python
3 7 (31.82%) Data Analysis
4 6 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (27.27%) .NET
4 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (22.73%) Open Source
5 5 (22.73%) Geospatial Data
5 5 (22.73%) MySQL
5 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 5 (22.73%) C++
5 5 (22.73%) PHP
5 5 (22.73%) Web Development
6 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
6 4 (18.18%) Use Case
6 4 (18.18%) Release Management
6 4 (18.18%) Google Maps API
6 4 (18.18%) Asset Management
6 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 4 (18.18%) Google
6 4 (18.18%) Statistical Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) ESRI
6 4 (18.18%) CMS

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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 10 (45.45%) ArcGIS
2 4 (18.18%) CMS
2 4 (18.18%) IIS
2 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Weka
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) QGIS
2 6 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (22.73%) Geospatial Data
3 5 (22.73%) MySQL
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 2 (9.09%) Spatial Data
6 1 (4.55%) Big Data
6 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) PowerBuilder
General
1 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Data Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Data Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Applications Support
4 4 (18.18%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) GIS Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) GIS Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) GIS Data Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Geospatial Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Python Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Research Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) GIS Developer
6 2 (9.09%) GIS Graduate
6 2 (9.09%) Graduate Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Implementation Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Professional Services Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) Google Maps API
2 4 (18.18%) HTML
2 4 (18.18%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 2 (9.09%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) jQuery
3 2 (9.09%) LINQ
3 2 (9.09%) Sass
3 2 (9.09%) WPF
4 1 (4.55%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Algorithms
2 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
4 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Data Analysis
2 5 (22.73%) Open Source
2 5 (22.73%) Web Development
3 4 (18.18%) Asset Management
3 4 (18.18%) CRM
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Release Management
3 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 4 (18.18%) Statistical Analysis
3 4 (18.18%) Use Case
4 2 (9.09%) Business Development
4 2 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (9.09%) Front End Development
4 2 (9.09%) Presales
4 2 (9.09%) Time Management
4 2 (9.09%) Web Application Development
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.55%) Open Source Development
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) C#
2 7 (31.82%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) Perl
2 7 (31.82%) Python
3 5 (22.73%) C++
3 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 5 (22.73%) PHP
4 4 (18.18%) VB
4 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
4 4 (18.18%) VBA
5 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.55%) R
6 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) ESRI
1 4 (18.18%) Google
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.55%) RapidMiner