Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Scotland
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 14 16
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 537 681 534
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.07% 12.09% 10.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.75% 13.10% 11.51%
Number of salaries quoted 337 344 348
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +4.83%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £64,250 £62,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 4,994 5,198 4,639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.64% 92.26% 92.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3,222 3,364 2,865
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,603 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.89% +0.23% +4.71%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £69,713 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 -9 244 £45,000 - 51
Glasgow 0 240 £47,000 +5.03% 40
South Lanarkshire +10 11 £55,000 +74.60% 2
West Lothian -18 8 £55,000 +22.22% 2
West Dunbartonshire +3 6 £39,750 -17.62%
Dundee +1 6 £55,000 +62.96%
Fife +2 4 £45,000 +14.98% 1
Aberdeen -4 4 £42,500 +16.44% 5
Stirling +8 2 £39,500 +64.58% 2
Lanarkshire +3 2 £45,500 +33.82%
Highlands - 2 £60,000 -
Argyll and Bute +1 1 £27,500 -
North Lanarkshire -1 1 £36,000 +18.03% 1
East Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £40,000 -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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.

1 173 (32.22%) Analytical Skills
2 170 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (24.02%) Finance
4 114 (21.23%) Java
5 110 (20.48%) Microsoft
6 104 (19.37%) SQL
7 91 (16.95%) JavaScript
8 84 (15.64%) Degree
9 74 (13.78%) C#
10 70 (13.04%) SQL Server
10 70 (13.04%) Decision-Making
11 69 (12.85%) Software Engineering
12 66 (12.29%) .NET
13 61 (11.36%) Linux
13 61 (11.36%) Test Automation
14 59 (10.99%) Python
14 59 (10.99%) Scrum
14 59 (10.99%) TDD
15 58 (10.80%) OO
15 58 (10.80%) AngularJS
16 57 (10.61%) HTML
17 54 (10.06%) Windows
17 54 (10.06%) Banking
18 53 (9.87%) Oracle
18 53 (9.87%) Continuous Integration
19 52 (9.68%) CSS
19 52 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
20 49 (9.12%) DevOps
21 48 (8.94%) Hibernate
22 46 (8.57%) Spring

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 28 (5.21%) JBoss
2 22 (4.10%) WebSphere
3 20 (3.72%) SAS
4 15 (2.79%) Apache
5 14 (2.61%) Tomcat
5 14 (2.61%) WebLogic
5 14 (2.61%) WebSphere Application Server
6 12 (2.23%) IIS
6 12 (2.23%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.05%) WildFly
8 8 (1.49%) CMS
9 7 (1.30%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.93%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.56%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.37%) GemFire
13 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 31 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.74%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.74%) Mathcad
5 4 (0.74%) SOLIDWORKS
5 4 (0.74%) SPSS
6 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.19%) InVision
7 1 (0.19%) Maya
7 1 (0.19%) Simulink
7 1 (0.19%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 15 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.42%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.30%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (1.12%) Magento
4 6 (1.12%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.37%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.19%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.19%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.19%) OPENContractor
6 1 (0.19%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.19%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.19%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.19%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.35%) Dynamics 365
2 18 (3.35%) SaaS
3 17 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.30%) Office 365
5 6 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (1.12%) GitHub
5 6 (1.12%) Serverless
5 6 (1.12%) TestFlight
6 5 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
6 5 (0.93%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.37%) Datadog
8 2 (0.37%) Sumo Logic
8 2 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.79%) Internet
1 15 (2.79%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.23%) DNS
2 12 (2.23%) SAN
3 10 (1.86%) Firewall
4 9 (1.68%) iSCSI
4 9 (1.68%) SSH
5 8 (1.49%) LAN
6 7 (1.30%) WAN
7 6 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (0.74%) Hyperconnected
9 4 (0.74%) Network Security
9 4 (0.74%) SMS
10 3 (0.56%) SSL
11 2 (0.37%) HTTP
11 2 (0.37%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.37%) VLAN
11 2 (0.37%) WebEx
11 2 (0.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.70%) Relational Database
3 22 (4.10%) Big Data
4 21 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (3.54%) MySQL
6 16 (2.98%) NoSQL
7 14 (2.61%) RDBMS
8 11 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (2.05%) MariaDB
9 10 (1.86%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.86%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.86%) QlikView
10 8 (1.49%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.30%) Power BI
12 6 (1.12%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.12%) DB2
12 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 42 (7.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (7.26%) Git (software)
3 36 (6.70%) Visual Studio
4 34 (6.33%) Subversion
5 31 (5.77%) Selenium
6 21 (3.91%) Jenkins
7 18 (3.35%) JIRA
8 17 (3.17%) SpecFlow
8 17 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
9 16 (2.98%) Eclipse
10 12 (2.23%) Cucumber
11 11 (2.05%) Android Studio
11 11 (2.05%) Ant
12 10 (1.86%) Gradle
12 10 (1.86%) LoadRunner
13 9 (1.68%) Maven
14 8 (1.49%) JMeter
14 8 (1.49%) LoadUI
15 7 (1.30%) FitNesse
16 6 (1.12%) CocoaPods
General
1 129 (24.02%) Finance
2 54 (10.06%) Banking
3 23 (4.28%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.05%) Electronics
4 11 (2.05%) Marketing
5 10 (1.86%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.30%) Retail
7 6 (1.12%) Automotive
7 6 (1.12%) Games
8 4 (0.74%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.74%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.56%) Advertising
9 3 (0.56%) French Language
10 2 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.37%) Front Office
10 2 (0.37%) German Language
10 2 (0.37%) Law
10 2 (0.37%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.19%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 163 (30.35%) Developer
2 67 (12.48%) Analyst
3 56 (10.43%) Senior Developer
4 40 (7.45%) Software Engineer
5 39 (7.26%) Software Developer
6 35 (6.52%) .NET Developer
7 32 (5.96%) Java Developer
7 32 (5.96%) Senior Software Developer
8 31 (5.77%) Consultant
9 24 (4.47%) Architect
10 22 (4.10%) Senior .NET Developer
11 21 (3.91%) Development Manager
12 19 (3.54%) .NET Software Developer
13 18 (3.35%) Business Analyst
13 18 (3.35%) Support Engineer
14 17 (3.17%) Senior .NET Software Developer
15 16 (2.98%) Project Manager
15 16 (2.98%) Software Development Manager
15 16 (2.98%) Tester
16 15 (2.79%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (12.29%) .NET
2 58 (10.80%) AngularJS
3 57 (10.61%) HTML
4 52 (9.68%) CSS
5 48 (8.94%) Hibernate
6 46 (8.57%) Spring
7 28 (5.21%) React
8 26 (4.84%) ASP.NET
9 18 (3.35%) jQuery
9 18 (3.35%) RESTful
10 17 (3.17%) JSP
11 16 (2.98%) Java EE
12 15 (2.79%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (2.79%) EJB
13 14 (2.61%) EJB 3.0
14 13 (2.42%) Drools
14 13 (2.42%) HTML5
14 13 (2.42%) Spring Boot
14 13 (2.42%) Web Services
14 13 (2.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 173 (32.22%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.40%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (3.17%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.42%) Fintech
8 9 (1.68%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.49%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
9 8 (1.49%) User Experience
10 7 (1.30%) VSAM
11 5 (0.93%) Blog
11 5 (0.93%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (0.93%) Internet of Things
12 4 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (0.74%) Life Science
12 4 (0.74%) PMI
12 4 (0.74%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 61 (11.36%) Linux
2 54 (10.06%) Windows
3 45 (8.38%) Unix
4 20 (3.72%) Android
4 20 (3.72%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.61%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.30%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.12%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.74%) Solaris
12 3 (0.56%) AIX
12 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.37%) VMS
14 1 (0.19%) HPUX
14 1 (0.19%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (13.04%) Decision-Making
3 69 (12.85%) Software Engineering
4 61 (11.36%) Test Automation
5 59 (10.99%) Scrum
5 59 (10.99%) TDD
6 58 (10.80%) OO
7 53 (9.87%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 49 (9.12%) DevOps
10 45 (8.38%) Analytics
10 45 (8.38%) SDLC
11 43 (8.01%) Project Management
12 41 (7.64%) Mentoring
13 37 (6.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 37 (6.89%) Microservices
14 35 (6.52%) CRM
15 34 (6.33%) Coaching
16 33 (6.15%) ITIL
17 29 (5.40%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (21.23%) Java
2 104 (19.37%) SQL
3 91 (16.95%) JavaScript
4 74 (13.78%) C#
5 59 (10.99%) Python
6 26 (4.84%) PowerShell
7 19 (3.54%) C++
7 19 (3.54%) PHP
8 14 (2.61%) Bash Shell
8 14 (2.61%) Perl
9 13 (2.42%) T-SQL
10 12 (2.23%) Ruby
11 10 (1.86%) Scala
11 10 (1.86%) VB
12 9 (1.68%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.49%) C
13 8 (1.49%) Java 8
14 7 (1.30%) COBOL
15 6 (1.12%) Apple Swift
15 6 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 84 (15.64%) Degree
2 17 (3.17%) ISTQB
3 13 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (1.49%) HND
4 8 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.93%) MCSE
6 5 (0.93%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.74%) CISSP
7 4 (0.74%) PhD
8 3 (0.56%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.37%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.37%) CCNA
9 2 (0.37%) CISM
9 2 (0.37%) MCP
9 2 (0.37%) MCSA
9 2 (0.37%) MCSD
9 2 (0.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.28%) SLA
2 9 (1.68%) QA
3 8 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.74%) PMO
5 3 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.19%) GDPR
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (4.10%) Docker
2 19 (3.54%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.61%) Firmware
4 14 (2.61%) NFS
5 9 (1.68%) Samba
6 7 (1.30%) Time Sharing Option
7 5 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.93%) vSphere
8 4 (0.74%) HDFS
9 3 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 2 (0.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (2.23%) SCCM
2 11 (2.05%) Ansible
3 10 (1.86%) Terraform
4 8 (1.49%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.30%) CA Endevor
5 7 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.30%) Puppet
6 5 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.93%) Oozie
6 5 (0.93%) vCenter Server
6 5 (0.93%) vMotion
7 3 (0.56%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.37%) Grafana
8 2 (0.37%) PowerCLI
8 2 (0.37%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.37%) Sysdig
8 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 2 (0.37%) WMI
Vendors
1 110 (20.48%) Microsoft
2 53 (9.87%) Oracle
3 27 (5.03%) VMware
4 19 (3.54%) IBM
5 10 (1.86%) Tableau
6 8 (1.49%) MicroStrategy
6 8 (1.49%) Splunk
6 8 (1.49%) TIBCO
7 7 (1.30%) Mashery
7 7 (1.30%) Zend
8 6 (1.12%) Ab Initio
8 6 (1.12%) HP
8 6 (1.12%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.93%) CA
9 5 (0.93%) Cadence
9 5 (0.93%) Citrix
9 5 (0.93%) Dell
9 5 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.93%) SAP
9 5 (0.93%) Sybase