Period
to 16 April 2021

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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 20 14
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 +9
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 421 380 627
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 11.91% 10.41% 11.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.11% 11.32% 12.51%
Number of salaries quoted 169 186 372
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £29,775
25th Percentile £36,250 £34,813 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +8.43%
75th Percentile £60,000 £52,500 £57,625
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,550 £48,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +4.23% +3.19% +4.44%

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 3,212 3,358 5,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 90.84% 92.03% 93.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2,161 2,182 3,320
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
25th Percentile £38,500 £36,250 £34,722
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
75th Percentile £60,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 16 April 2021.

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 16 April 2021. 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 +1 203 £50,000 +11.11% 34
Glasgow +8 119 £45,000 +5.88% 17
Aberdeen +1 14 £44,676 +5.12% 3
Lanarkshire - 12 - -
West Lothian -6 8 £30,000 -4.76% 3
Dundee -12 7 £47,500 +30.14% 2
Renfrewshire +10 6 - - 4
South Lanarkshire - 6 £120,000 -
Dunbartonshire - 6 - -
Highlands - 5 - -
Stirling +7 4 £55,000 +10.00%
North Lanarkshire +7 4 - - 1
Fife -6 4 £27,500 -42.11%
South Ayrshire - 4 - -
Inverclyde - 3 £51,250 -
Falkirk - 2 £52,500 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £39,000 -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, 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.

1 115 (27.32%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (23.99%) Linux
3 93 (22.09%) Analytical Skills
4 90 (21.38%) SQL
5 81 (19.24%) Microsoft
6 79 (18.76%) Marketing
7 78 (18.53%) Mobile App
8 76 (18.05%) Degree
9 74 (17.58%) EPoS
10 73 (17.34%) Software Engineering
11 71 (16.86%) SQL Server
12 67 (15.91%) DevOps
13 60 (14.25%) Windows
14 59 (14.01%) Azure
15 56 (13.30%) Network+ Certification
16 50 (11.88%) C#
17 49 (11.64%) Java
18 46 (10.93%) Finance
18 46 (10.93%) QA
18 46 (10.93%) SDLC
19 45 (10.69%) Analytics
20 43 (10.21%) Docker
20 43 (10.21%) Continuous Improvement
21 42 (9.98%) Linux+ Certification
21 42 (9.98%) JavaScript
22 41 (9.74%) Test Automation
22 41 (9.74%) Artificial Intelligence
23 40 (9.50%) AWS
23 40 (9.50%) Machine Learning
23 40 (9.50%) A+ Certification

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 10 (2.38%) CMS
2 7 (1.66%) Apache
3 6 (1.43%) Confluence
3 6 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (1.19%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.71%) IIS
5 3 (0.71%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.71%) WordPress
6 2 (0.48%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.48%) Drupal
6 2 (0.48%) Podio
6 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.24%) JBoss
7 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.24%) SAS
7 1 (0.24%) StreamWeaver
7 1 (0.24%) Tornado
7 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.24%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.24%) InDesign
6 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.24%) Zemax
Business Applications
1 6 (1.43%) Oracle Assets
1 6 (1.43%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (1.43%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 6 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
1 6 (1.43%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 3 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.71%) Magento
3 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 59 (14.01%) Azure
2 40 (9.50%) AWS
3 34 (8.08%) SaaS
4 16 (3.80%) Microsoft 365
5 12 (2.85%) Power Platform
6 10 (2.38%) GCP
7 8 (1.90%) GitHub
8 5 (1.19%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.19%) Serverless
9 4 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.71%) npm
11 2 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.48%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.48%) Slack
12 1 (0.24%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.24%) Route 53
12 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.60%) Wireless
2 6 (1.43%) DNS
2 6 (1.43%) Firewall
3 5 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (1.19%) Cisco Firepower
3 5 (1.19%) HTTPS
3 5 (1.19%) Network Security
4 4 (0.95%) OpenVPN
4 4 (0.95%) SSL
4 4 (0.95%) VPN
5 3 (0.71%) LAN
5 3 (0.71%) SMS
5 3 (0.71%) WAN
6 2 (0.48%) DHCP
6 2 (0.48%) HTTP
6 2 (0.48%) SAN
6 2 (0.48%) Skype
6 2 (0.48%) VoIP
7 1 (0.24%) 4G
7 1 (0.24%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (16.86%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.13%) MySQL
3 16 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 14 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 14 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.85%) Power BI
6 11 (2.61%) Azure SQL Database
6 11 (2.61%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.90%) GIS
8 7 (1.66%) Data Lake
8 7 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.43%) Essbase
9 6 (1.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 5 (1.19%) Redis
10 5 (1.19%) Tableau
11 4 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (6.89%) MSTest
1 29 (6.89%) NUnit
2 28 (6.65%) Git (software)
3 26 (6.18%) Selenium
4 22 (5.23%) SpecFlow
5 16 (3.80%) Jenkins
5 16 (3.80%) JIRA
6 4 (0.95%) Subversion
7 3 (0.71%) gulp
7 3 (0.71%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.48%) GitLab
8 2 (0.48%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.48%) Storybook
9 1 (0.24%) Ant
9 1 (0.24%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.24%) JMeter
9 1 (0.24%) Maven
9 1 (0.24%) PVCS
9 1 (0.24%) Toad
General
1 79 (18.76%) Marketing
2 46 (10.93%) Finance
3 14 (3.33%) Banking
4 11 (2.61%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.38%) Police
6 9 (2.14%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.90%) Games
8 7 (1.66%) Publishing
9 5 (1.19%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.19%) Electronics
9 5 (1.19%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.95%) Local Government
10 4 (0.95%) Public Sector
10 4 (0.95%) Retail
11 3 (0.71%) Legal
11 3 (0.71%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.48%) Back Office
12 2 (0.48%) Billing
12 2 (0.48%) Norwegian Language
12 2 (0.48%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 95 (22.57%) Developer
2 58 (13.78%) Analyst
3 48 (11.40%) Software Engineer
4 34 (8.08%) IT Support
5 31 (7.36%) Graduate
6 30 (7.13%) Graduate Developer
6 30 (7.13%) Support Engineer
6 30 (7.13%) Trainee
7 29 (6.89%) IT Engineer
7 29 (6.89%) IT Support Engineer
8 26 (6.18%) Software Developer
9 24 (5.70%) Test Engineer
10 23 (5.46%) Administrator
11 21 (4.99%) Software Test Engineer
12 20 (4.75%) Support Analyst
13 19 (4.51%) Development Engineer
13 19 (4.51%) Software Development Engineer
14 18 (4.28%) IT Administrator
14 18 (4.28%) Java Developer
15 17 (4.04%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.13%) React
2 23 (5.46%) .NET
3 18 (4.28%) AngularJS
4 15 (3.56%) Node.js
5 14 (3.33%) ASP.NET
5 14 (3.33%) REST
6 11 (2.61%) CSS
7 9 (2.14%) ASP.NET Core
7 9 (2.14%) Spring
7 9 (2.14%) Vue.js
7 9 (2.14%) XML
8 8 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (1.90%) React Native
9 7 (1.66%) HTML
9 7 (1.66%) Kafka
9 7 (1.66%) RESTful
10 6 (1.43%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.43%) EDI
10 6 (1.43%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 93 (22.09%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (18.53%) Mobile App
3 74 (17.58%) EPoS
4 39 (9.26%) Management Information System
5 30 (7.13%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (6.41%) Public Cloud
7 26 (6.18%) Data Centre
8 15 (3.56%) User Experience
9 13 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (3.09%) Virtual Team
10 10 (2.38%) Algorithms
11 9 (2.14%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.90%) Chip and PIN
12 8 (1.90%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (1.19%) Robotics
14 4 (0.95%) e-Health
14 4 (0.95%) e-Learning
15 2 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
15 2 (0.48%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 101 (23.99%) Linux
2 60 (14.25%) Windows
3 19 (4.51%) Unix
4 14 (3.33%) Android
4 14 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.43%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.19%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.71%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.71%) Solaris
8 2 (0.48%) Robot Operating System
8 2 (0.48%) SUSE
8 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.24%) AIX
9 1 (0.24%) CentOS
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (27.32%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (17.34%) Software Engineering
3 67 (15.91%) DevOps
4 46 (10.93%) SDLC
5 45 (10.69%) Analytics
6 43 (10.21%) Continuous Improvement
7 41 (9.74%) Artificial Intelligence
7 41 (9.74%) Test Automation
8 40 (9.50%) Machine Learning
9 35 (8.31%) Microservices
9 35 (8.31%) Software Testing
10 34 (8.08%) Computer Science
11 32 (7.60%) Infrastructure as Code
11 32 (7.60%) Regression Testing
12 29 (6.89%) TDD
13 28 (6.65%) Change Management
13 28 (6.65%) Incident Management
14 27 (6.41%) BDD
14 27 (6.41%) Mentoring
15 25 (5.94%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 90 (21.38%) SQL
2 50 (11.88%) C#
3 49 (11.64%) Java
4 42 (9.98%) JavaScript
5 38 (9.03%) Python
6 19 (4.51%) Bash Shell
7 17 (4.04%) T-SQL
8 16 (3.80%) PowerShell
9 13 (3.09%) C++
10 11 (2.61%) TypeScript
11 10 (2.38%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.43%) VBA
13 5 (1.19%) Go
13 5 (1.19%) Java 8
13 5 (1.19%) PHP
13 5 (1.19%) Ruby
13 5 (1.19%) Scala
14 4 (0.95%) C
14 4 (0.95%) Korn
14 4 (0.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 76 (18.05%) Degree
2 56 (13.30%) Network+ Certification
3 42 (9.98%) Linux+ Certification
4 40 (9.50%) A+ Certification
4 40 (9.50%) CompTIA Security+
5 30 (7.13%) ISTQB
5 30 (7.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 29 (6.89%) ISEB
7 26 (6.18%) Server+ Certification
8 23 (5.46%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (3.80%) CCNA
9 16 (3.80%) Security Cleared
10 12 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (2.38%) SC Cleared
12 7 (1.66%) CCNP
13 6 (1.43%) HNC
14 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.71%) APMG
16 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.48%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (10.93%) QA
2 14 (3.33%) SLA
3 9 (2.14%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.95%) GDPR
4 4 (0.95%) PMO
5 3 (0.71%) NIST
6 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.24%) COBIT
7 1 (0.24%) NIST 800
System Software
1 43 (10.21%) Docker
2 11 (2.61%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.48%) vSphere
5 1 (0.24%) Firmware
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.24%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 29 (6.89%) Kubernetes
2 24 (5.70%) ZABBIX
3 10 (2.38%) Graylog
4 9 (2.14%) Ansible
5 8 (1.90%) Terraform
6 4 (0.95%) SCCM
7 3 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.48%) Sysprep
8 2 (0.48%) WMI
9 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.24%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.24%) Puppet
9 1 (0.24%) SCOM
9 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 81 (19.24%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.18%) Oracle
3 25 (5.94%) Cisco
4 11 (2.61%) Google
5 7 (1.66%) Databricks
5 7 (1.66%) SAP
6 6 (1.43%) CODA
6 6 (1.43%) Concur
6 6 (1.43%) DevExpress
6 6 (1.43%) Embarcadero
6 6 (1.43%) Hyperion
7 5 (1.19%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.19%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.19%) VMware
8 3 (0.71%) Adobe
9 2 (0.48%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.48%) ESRI
9 2 (0.48%) Remedy
9 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.48%) Sybase