Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Physics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Physics over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Physics
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 193 164
Rank change year-on-year +28 -29 +3
Permanent jobs citing Physics 57 25 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.01% 0.48% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.52% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 26 14 51
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £43,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.98% -16.50% +22.62%
10th Percentile £31,375 £24,788 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,625 £50,500 £54,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -

Physics is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5124 4795 5862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 90.85% 91.53% 90.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3262 2892 3711
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Physics
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Physics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Physics in Scotland

Physics
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Physics in Scotland.

Salary trend for Physics in Scotland

Physics
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Physics in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Physics in Scotland

Physics
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Physics within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 November 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 0 31 £42,500 +2.41% 3
West Lothian +5 8 £40,000 -
Glasgow -4 6 £40,000 -11.11%
Fife +4 4 - -
Stirling - 4 £53,750 -
Dundee - 2 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £55,000 -
Physics
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Physics 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 Physics.

1 46 (80.70%) Mathematics
2 44 (77.19%) Degree
3 39 (68.42%) C++
4 38 (66.67%) Software Engineering
5 35 (61.40%) Computer Science
6 26 (45.61%) Python
7 19 (33.33%) Linux
7 19 (33.33%) Machine Learning
8 18 (31.58%) Numerate Degree
8 18 (31.58%) C#
9 17 (29.82%) Requirements Analysis
10 15 (26.32%) PhD
11 14 (24.56%) Statistics
11 14 (24.56%) R
11 14 (24.56%) Algorithms
12 13 (22.81%) Java
12 13 (22.81%) SQL
13 10 (17.54%) C
13 10 (17.54%) Games
14 9 (15.79%) MATLAB
14 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
14 9 (15.79%) Visualisation
15 8 (14.04%) Big Data
15 8 (14.04%) Hadoop
15 8 (14.04%) .NET
15 8 (14.04%) Manufacturing
16 7 (12.28%) Electronics
16 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
17 6 (10.53%) XML
17 6 (10.53%) OO

Physics
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 5 (8.77%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.51%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) iTunes
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.75%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) Big Data
1 8 (14.04%) Hadoop
2 4 (7.02%) Apache Hive
2 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.51%) Text Mining
5 1 (1.75%) BigQuery
5 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Bugzilla
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
1 1 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (1.75%) Travis CI
General
1 10 (17.54%) Games
2 8 (14.04%) Manufacturing
3 7 (12.28%) Electronics
4 4 (7.02%) Finance
5 1 (1.75%) Avionics
5 1 (1.75%) French Language
5 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (50.88%) Software Engineer
2 20 (35.09%) C++ Software Engineer
3 17 (29.82%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Data Scientist
5 7 (12.28%) Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Firmware Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 4 (7.02%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Research Scientist
9 2 (3.51%) C Software Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Data Analyst
10 1 (1.75%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Data Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) DOORS Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Embedded Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Full Stack Developer
10 1 (1.75%) Network Systems Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) .NET
2 6 (10.53%) XML
3 4 (7.02%) D3.js
3 4 (7.02%) OpenGL
4 3 (5.26%) Flash
4 3 (5.26%) ggplot
4 3 (5.26%) Unreal Engine
4 3 (5.26%) WebGL
5 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.51%) NumPy
5 2 (3.51%) TensorFlow
5 2 (3.51%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.75%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.75%) Kafka
6 1 (1.75%) MLlib
6 1 (1.75%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (1.75%) Pandas
6 1 (1.75%) React
6 1 (1.75%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 35 (61.40%) Computer Science
2 14 (24.56%) Algorithms
3 6 (10.53%) Data Structures
3 6 (10.53%) Optoelectronics
4 4 (7.02%) iPad
4 4 (7.02%) iPhone
4 4 (7.02%) PlayStation
5 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.26%) Augmented Reality
5 3 (5.26%) Robotics
5 3 (5.26%) Xbox
6 2 (3.51%) Animation
7 1 (1.75%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.75%) ASIC
7 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.75%) Mobile Games
7 1 (1.75%) Music Streaming
7 1 (1.75%) Photography
7 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Android
2 4 (7.02%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.51%) Windows
4 1 (1.75%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (80.70%) Mathematics
2 38 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 19 (33.33%) Machine Learning
4 17 (29.82%) Requirements Analysis
5 14 (24.56%) Statistics
6 9 (15.79%) Visualisation
7 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
8 6 (10.53%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (10.53%) OO
9 5 (8.77%) Analytics
9 5 (8.77%) Data Visualisation
9 5 (8.77%) Game Development
10 4 (7.02%) Applied Mathematics
10 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (7.02%) Cluster Analysis
10 4 (7.02%) OOP
11 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (5.26%) Artificial Intelligence
11 3 (5.26%) Deep Learning
11 3 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 39 (68.42%) C++
2 26 (45.61%) Python
3 18 (31.58%) C#
4 14 (24.56%) R
5 13 (22.81%) Java
5 13 (22.81%) SQL
6 10 (17.54%) C
7 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 9 (15.79%) MATLAB
8 4 (7.02%) ActionScript
8 4 (7.02%) ActionScript 3.0
8 4 (7.02%) Objective-C
8 4 (7.02%) Ruby
9 3 (5.26%) Scala
10 1 (1.75%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.75%) Lua
10 1 (1.75%) Perl
10 1 (1.75%) PHP
10 1 (1.75%) Tcl
10 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 44 (77.19%) Degree
2 18 (31.58%) Numerate Degree
3 15 (26.32%) PhD
4 4 (7.02%) Master's Degree
5 3 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Firmware
2 1 (1.75%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle
1 1 (1.75%) Tableau
1 1 (1.75%) Vertica