Period
to 19 October 2020

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 19 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 17 20
Rank change year-on-year -16 +3 -6
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 103 582 524
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 6.19% 12.12% 9.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.80% 12.94% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 79 306 324
Median annual salary £41,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,250 £29,750 £25,295
90th Percentile £63,000 £63,125 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 1,514 4,498 5,070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 91.04% 93.69% 94.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,075 2,708 3,319
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,565 £29,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Scotland

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Scotland.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Scotland

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 October 2020.

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 19 October 2020. 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
Glasgow -9 49 £40,000 -20.00% 21
Edinburgh -16 38 £40,000 -11.11% 20
Aberdeen +6 7 £60,000 +71.43% 2
Fife -2 5 £41,250 -
Dundee -8 2 £46,750 +24.67% 2
Highlands -3 1 £50,000 -9.09%
West Lothian -4 1 - - 3
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2020, 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 38 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (29.13%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (27.18%) Software Engineering
4 26 (25.24%) C#
5 24 (23.30%) .NET
6 23 (22.33%) SQL Server
7 21 (20.39%) JavaScript
8 20 (19.42%) SQL
9 19 (18.45%) Degree
10 16 (15.53%) .NET Framework
10 16 (15.53%) Finance
10 16 (15.53%) Java
10 16 (15.53%) Azure
11 15 (14.56%) Computer Science
12 14 (13.59%) Linux
12 14 (13.59%) HTML
12 14 (13.59%) Microsoft
12 14 (13.59%) Git (software)
13 13 (12.62%) DevOps
13 13 (12.62%) PHP
14 12 (11.65%) Scrum
14 12 (11.65%) SDLC
15 11 (10.68%) MVC
15 11 (10.68%) C
16 10 (9.71%) CSS
16 10 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (9.71%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (9.71%) AngularJS
17 9 (8.74%) Algorithms
17 9 (8.74%) AWS

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 5 (4.85%) Apache
1 5 (4.85%) CMS
1 5 (4.85%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.88%) nginx
2 4 (3.88%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.94%) Confluence
3 2 (1.94%) IIS
3 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.97%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.94%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Magento
2 2 (1.94%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.94%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.94%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.97%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.53%) Azure
2 9 (8.74%) AWS
3 6 (5.83%) Office 365
4 4 (3.88%) Mimecast
4 4 (3.88%) SaaS
5 3 (2.91%) GCP
6 2 (1.94%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (1.94%) GitHub
6 2 (1.94%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.94%) Slack
7 1 (0.97%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (0.97%) IaaS
7 1 (0.97%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.83%) Firewall
1 6 (5.83%) VoIP
2 4 (3.88%) Skype
2 4 (3.88%) Unified Communications
2 4 (3.88%) VPN
3 3 (2.91%) Network Security
4 2 (1.94%) Internet
4 2 (1.94%) Intranet
5 1 (0.97%) DHCP
5 1 (0.97%) DNS
5 1 (0.97%) ISDN
5 1 (0.97%) LAN
5 1 (0.97%) PSTN
5 1 (0.97%) RTP
5 1 (0.97%) SAN
5 1 (0.97%) SSH
5 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.97%) VLAN
5 1 (0.97%) WAN
5 1 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (22.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.74%) NoSQL
3 8 (7.77%) MySQL
4 7 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (2.91%) Big Data
7 3 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.94%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.94%) Power BI
8 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.97%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.97%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (13.59%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (7.77%) JIRA
4 7 (6.80%) Jenkins
5 6 (5.83%) CMake
5 6 (5.83%) TestRail
6 5 (4.85%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.91%) Selenium
8 2 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.94%) Subversion
8 2 (1.94%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.97%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.97%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.97%) GitLab
9 1 (0.97%) Gradle
9 1 (0.97%) JUnit
9 1 (0.97%) Maven
9 1 (0.97%) REST Assured
9 1 (0.97%) TestLink
9 1 (0.97%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (15.53%) Finance
2 6 (5.83%) Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Aerospace
3 5 (4.85%) Automotive
4 3 (2.91%) Advertising
4 3 (2.91%) Back Office
4 3 (2.91%) Front Office
4 3 (2.91%) Legal
4 3 (2.91%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.94%) Local Government
6 1 (0.97%) Billing
6 1 (0.97%) Games
6 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (36.89%) Developer
2 20 (19.42%) Software Engineer
3 9 (8.74%) PHP Developer
4 6 (5.83%) Analyst
5 5 (4.85%) IT Engineer
5 5 (4.85%) Java Engineer
5 5 (4.85%) Magento Developer
5 5 (4.85%) Senior Developer
5 5 (4.85%) Support Engineer
6 4 (3.88%) .NET Developer
6 4 (3.88%) DBA
6 4 (3.88%) IT Security Engineer
6 4 (3.88%) PHP Magento Developer
6 4 (3.88%) React Developer
6 4 (3.88%) Security Engineer
6 4 (3.88%) SQL DBA
6 4 (3.88%) Systems Developer
6 4 (3.88%) Tester
7 3 (2.91%) Java Developer
7 3 (2.91%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.30%) .NET
2 16 (15.53%) .NET Framework
3 14 (13.59%) HTML
4 10 (9.71%) AngularJS
4 10 (9.71%) CSS
5 7 (6.80%) HTML5
6 6 (5.83%) ASP.NET
6 6 (5.83%) Node.js
6 6 (5.83%) OpenCL
6 6 (5.83%) OpenGL
6 6 (5.83%) QML
6 6 (5.83%) Qt
6 6 (5.83%) React
6 6 (5.83%) VTK
6 6 (5.83%) Vulkan
6 6 (5.83%) WinForms
6 6 (5.83%) WPF
7 5 (4.85%) .NET Core
7 5 (4.85%) jQuery
8 4 (3.88%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 30 (29.13%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.74%) Algorithms
3 7 (6.80%) 3D Graphics
3 7 (6.80%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (5.83%) CUDA
4 6 (5.83%) Data Structures
4 6 (5.83%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.85%) User Experience
6 4 (3.88%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.88%) Replication
7 3 (2.91%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.94%) LIMS
8 2 (1.94%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.97%) e-Health
9 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.97%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.97%) PDA
9 1 (0.97%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.59%) Linux
2 7 (6.80%) Unix
3 6 (5.83%) Windows
4 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.94%) Android
5 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.94%) CentOS
5 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (27.18%) Software Engineering
3 15 (14.56%) Computer Science
4 13 (12.62%) DevOps
5 12 (11.65%) Scrum
5 12 (11.65%) SDLC
6 11 (10.68%) MVC
7 10 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (8.74%) Mathematics
9 8 (7.77%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (7.77%) Machine Learning
9 8 (7.77%) Test Automation
10 7 (6.80%) OO
10 7 (6.80%) Physics
10 7 (6.80%) Project Management
11 6 (5.83%) Configuration Management
12 5 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (4.85%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (4.85%) E-Commerce
12 5 (4.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.24%) C#
2 21 (20.39%) JavaScript
3 20 (19.42%) SQL
4 16 (15.53%) Java
5 13 (12.62%) PHP
6 11 (10.68%) C
7 9 (8.74%) C++
8 8 (7.77%) Python
9 7 (6.80%) Fortran
9 7 (6.80%) Shell Script
10 6 (5.83%) Bash Shell
10 6 (5.83%) C-shell
10 6 (5.83%) Perl
10 6 (5.83%) PowerShell
11 4 (3.88%) Java 8
11 4 (3.88%) PHP 7
12 3 (2.91%) Scala
12 3 (2.91%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.94%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.97%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (18.45%) Degree
2 4 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.94%) CCNA
3 2 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.94%) HNC
3 2 (1.94%) HND
3 2 (1.94%) MCITP
3 2 (1.94%) MCTS
3 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.97%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) QA
2 3 (2.91%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.94%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.85%) vSphere
3 3 (2.91%) Docker
4 2 (1.94%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.97%) Firmware
5 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.97%) Ansible
2 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.97%) Puppet
2 1 (0.97%) SCCM
2 1 (0.97%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (13.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.80%) Cisco
2 7 (6.80%) Oracle
2 7 (6.80%) VMware
3 4 (3.88%) Carbon Black
3 4 (3.88%) CheckPoint
3 4 (3.88%) Dell
3 4 (3.88%) McAfee
3 4 (3.88%) Proofpoint
3 4 (3.88%) SAP
3 4 (3.88%) SolarWinds
3 4 (3.88%) Veeam
3 4 (3.88%) Zscaler
4 3 (2.91%) Google
5 2 (1.94%) Adobe
5 2 (1.94%) Palo Alto
5 2 (1.94%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.97%) F5
6 1 (0.97%) Facebook
6 1 (0.97%) Meraki