The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Postgraduate qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Postgraduate
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 160 158
Rank change year-on-year +25 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Postgraduate 1 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.043% 0.034% 0.096%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.13% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Median salary - - -
UK excluding London median salary £33,626 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -23.57% +3.52%  

Postgraduate is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 539 800 844
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.20% 27.28% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 330 525 531
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Postgraduate
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Postgraduate as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Postgraduate in Scotland

Postgraduate
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Postgraduate in Scotland

Postgraduate
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Postgraduate within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
West Lothian - 1 - -
Postgraduate
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Postgraduate 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 Postgraduate.

1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) Physics
1 2 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Zemax
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (25.00%) Signal Processing
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) RS-232
2 1 (25.00%) RS-485
2 1 (25.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) Servlets
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management

Postgraduate
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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Zemax
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (25.00%) RS-232
1 1 (25.00%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) DSP Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) DSP Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior DSP Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Physics
1 2 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (25.00%) Signal Processing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree