Period
to 21 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Problem-Solving skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Problem-Solving over the 6 months to 21 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 21 14
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 +3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 558 536 684
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.91% 9.96% 12.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.80% 10.60% 13.04%
Number of salaries quoted 275 331 341
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £25,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £64,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Problem-Solving 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 4,360 5,057 5,247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.06% 93.93% 92.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2,641 3,245 3,358
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12% +1.14%
10th Percentile £29,565 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £71,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Scotland

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Scotland

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Scotland

Problem-Solving
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 November 2019. 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 +6 304 £46,300 +2.89% 48
Glasgow 0 170 £50,000 +8.70% 38
Aberdeen +10 27 £37,250 -13.87% 10
West Lothian +25 21 £31,500 -42.73% 3
Dundee 0 14 £38,000 -24.00% 9
Fife +8 12 £47,500 +5.56% 2
North Lanarkshire -1 2 £28,750 -20.14%
West Dunbartonshire -5 2 £26,500 -33.33%
Aberdeenshire - 1 - - 2
Angus - 1 £45,000 -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, IT jobs citing Problem-Solving 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 Problem-Solving.

1 182 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (27.42%) Analytical Skills
3 138 (24.73%) JavaScript
4 126 (22.58%) Finance
5 107 (19.18%) Java
6 103 (18.46%) Degree
7 99 (17.74%) SQL
8 98 (17.56%) Software Engineering
9 92 (16.49%) .NET
10 88 (15.77%) Python
10 88 (15.77%) Azure
11 87 (15.59%) Microsoft
12 84 (15.05%) Linux
13 80 (14.34%) Node.js
14 78 (13.98%) DevOps
14 78 (13.98%) C#
15 68 (12.19%) SQL Server
15 68 (12.19%) Windows
16 63 (11.29%) Computer Science
16 63 (11.29%) AWS
17 60 (10.75%) Analytics
18 59 (10.57%) SDLC
18 59 (10.57%) Banking
18 59 (10.57%) CSS
19 57 (10.22%) HTML
19 57 (10.22%) React
20 56 (10.04%) Continuous Improvement
21 55 (9.86%) Unix
22 54 (9.68%) AngularJS
23 53 (9.50%) Scrum

Problem-Solving
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 16 (2.87%) IIS
2 14 (2.51%) WebSphere
3 11 (1.97%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.43%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.08%) Confluence
6 6 (1.08%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.08%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.90%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.90%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.72%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.36%) Apache
10 1 (0.18%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.18%) CMS
10 1 (0.18%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.18%) nginx
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.08%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.54%) 3ds Max
3 3 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.54%) FrameMaker
3 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.54%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.36%) OrCAD
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.54%) Magento
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.18%) SAP FI-AR
3 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 88 (15.77%) Azure
2 63 (11.29%) AWS
3 47 (8.42%) GCP
4 28 (5.02%) Office 365
5 19 (3.41%) SaaS
6 17 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (3.05%) GitHub
6 17 (3.05%) IaaS
7 15 (2.69%) Power Platform
8 12 (2.15%) G Suite
9 10 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (1.25%) PaaS
11 6 (1.08%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.90%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.72%) Amazon ECS
13 4 (0.72%) Azure Stack
13 4 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.54%) iTunes
14 3 (0.54%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 45 (8.06%) Firewall
2 30 (5.38%) VPN
3 28 (5.02%) Network Security
4 20 (3.58%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (3.58%) DNS
5 18 (3.23%) Internet
6 17 (3.05%) TCP/IP
7 14 (2.51%) DHCP
8 12 (2.15%) LAN
9 11 (1.97%) Wireless
10 9 (1.61%) VoIP
10 9 (1.61%) WAN
11 6 (1.08%) Skype
12 5 (0.90%) BGP
12 5 (0.90%) OSPF
12 5 (0.90%) SAN
13 4 (0.72%) Junos
13 4 (0.72%) SSL
13 4 (0.72%) VLAN
14 3 (0.54%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (12.19%) SQL Server
2 44 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 35 (6.27%) MySQL
4 22 (3.94%) RDBMS
5 21 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (2.69%) DTS
7 15 (2.69%) Power BI
8 14 (2.51%) Big Data
9 13 (2.33%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (1.61%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.43%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.90%) DB2
14 4 (0.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.72%) GIS
14 4 (0.72%) OLTP
14 4 (0.72%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 43 (7.71%) Git (software)
1 43 (7.71%) Jenkins
2 20 (3.58%) PhantomJS
3 14 (2.51%) Selenium
3 14 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (1.79%) IBM UrbanCode
5 9 (1.61%) JIRA
6 6 (1.08%) JUnit
7 5 (0.90%) Subversion
8 3 (0.54%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.54%) FinalBuilder
8 3 (0.54%) PostCSS
8 3 (0.54%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.54%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.36%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.36%) Gradle
10 1 (0.18%) Mocha
General
1 126 (22.58%) Finance
2 59 (10.57%) Banking
3 27 (4.84%) Law
4 25 (4.48%) Retail
5 16 (2.87%) Games
5 16 (2.87%) Public Sector
6 15 (2.69%) Automotive
7 12 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.25%) Marketing
10 6 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.72%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.54%) Electronics
12 3 (0.54%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.36%) Front Office
13 2 (0.36%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Billing
14 1 (0.18%) German Language
14 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 151 (27.06%) Developer
2 71 (12.72%) Analyst
3 59 (10.57%) Senior Developer
4 47 (8.42%) Software Engineer
5 42 (7.53%) DevOps Engineer
6 34 (6.09%) Support Analyst
7 32 (5.73%) .NET Developer
7 32 (5.73%) Applications Support
8 30 (5.38%) Applications Support Analyst
9 28 (5.02%) Java Developer
10 24 (4.30%) Software Developer
11 23 (4.12%) Security Engineer
12 20 (3.58%) Senior .NET Developer
13 16 (2.87%) Firewall Engineer
13 16 (2.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 16 (2.87%) Senior Firewall Engineer
14 14 (2.51%) Python Developer
14 14 (2.51%) Senior Python Developer
15 13 (2.33%) Backend Developer
15 13 (2.33%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (16.49%) .NET
2 80 (14.34%) Node.js
3 59 (10.57%) CSS
4 57 (10.22%) HTML
4 57 (10.22%) React
5 54 (9.68%) AngularJS
6 41 (7.35%) ASP.NET
7 24 (4.30%) XML
8 23 (4.12%) Web Services
9 21 (3.76%) REST
10 20 (3.58%) HTML5
11 18 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (3.23%) Vue.js
12 16 (2.87%) .NET Framework
13 15 (2.69%) Classic ASP
13 15 (2.69%) CSS3
14 12 (2.15%) .NET Core
14 12 (2.15%) Express
14 12 (2.15%) RESTful
14 12 (2.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 153 (27.42%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (7.53%) User Experience
3 35 (6.27%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (4.66%) Public Cloud
5 18 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.33%) Data Centre
7 13 (2.33%) Replication
8 10 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 10 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.61%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.43%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.08%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (0.90%) SIMD
13 4 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.72%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
13 4 (0.72%) PMI
13 4 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 84 (15.05%) Linux
2 68 (12.19%) Windows
3 55 (9.86%) Unix
4 33 (5.91%) Windows Server
5 21 (3.76%) Android
6 17 (3.05%) Apple iOS
7 15 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.08%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.90%) AIX
10 5 (0.90%) Solaris
11 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.18%) CentOS
12 1 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (17.56%) Software Engineering
3 78 (13.98%) DevOps
4 63 (11.29%) Computer Science
5 60 (10.75%) Analytics
6 59 (10.57%) SDLC
7 56 (10.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 53 (9.50%) Scrum
9 51 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 49 (8.78%) Cybersecurity
11 46 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
12 44 (7.89%) Decision-Making
12 44 (7.89%) Test Automation
13 43 (7.71%) OO
13 43 (7.71%) SIEM
14 42 (7.53%) Microservices
14 42 (7.53%) Security Operations
15 41 (7.35%) TDD
16 39 (6.99%) Use Case
17 36 (6.45%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 138 (24.73%) JavaScript
2 107 (19.18%) Java
3 99 (17.74%) SQL
4 88 (15.77%) Python
5 78 (13.98%) C#
6 47 (8.42%) C++
7 38 (6.81%) PowerShell
8 32 (5.73%) Bash Shell
9 20 (3.58%) Go
10 17 (3.05%) TypeScript
11 15 (2.69%) Perl
12 14 (2.51%) C
12 14 (2.51%) Groovy
13 11 (1.97%) Kotlin
14 10 (1.79%) PHP
15 9 (1.61%) Ruby
16 8 (1.43%) Shell Script
17 7 (1.25%) T-SQL
18 6 (1.08%) ES6
18 6 (1.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (18.46%) Degree
2 27 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (1.43%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.25%) CCNA
5 7 (1.25%) CCNP
6 6 (1.08%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.90%) CBAP
7 5 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.72%) IIBA
8 4 (0.72%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.72%) OCA
8 4 (0.72%) OCP
8 4 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.72%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.72%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.54%) JNCIA
9 3 (0.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.87%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.25%) QA
3 6 (1.08%) SLA
4 4 (0.72%) Actionable Recommendations
4 4 (0.72%) GDPR
5 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.36%) PMO
6 1 (0.18%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) PSD2
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 38 (6.81%) Active Directory
2 36 (6.45%) Docker
3 12 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.43%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.08%) HDFS
7 2 (0.36%) Firmware
7 2 (0.36%) vSphere
8 1 (0.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.18%) KVM
8 1 (0.18%) NFS
8 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (8.96%) Kubernetes
2 43 (7.71%) Terraform
3 42 (7.53%) Ansible
4 40 (7.17%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (5.91%) Puppet
6 11 (1.97%) SCCM
7 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.90%) BMC PATROL
8 5 (0.90%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.36%) Nagios
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.18%) Control-M
11 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 87 (15.59%) Microsoft
2 52 (9.32%) Google
3 41 (7.35%) Splunk
4 37 (6.63%) CyberArk
4 37 (6.63%) ServiceNow
5 36 (6.45%) Symantec
6 31 (5.56%) Cisco
7 23 (4.12%) VMware
8 21 (3.76%) Apple
9 19 (3.41%) Oracle
10 18 (3.23%) Palo Alto
11 13 (2.33%) IBM
12 11 (1.97%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.08%) Sybase
15 5 (0.90%) Adobe
15 5 (0.90%) Citrix
16 4 (0.72%) Ab Initio
16 4 (0.72%) AppDynamics
16 4 (0.72%) SAP