Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 24 15
Rank change year-on-year +8 -9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 620 472 598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.94% 8.55% 11.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.80% 9.09% 11.99%
Number of salaries quoted 352 266 298
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £29,250 £26,250 £28,925
90th Percentile £67,125 £67,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 4,844 5,192 4,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.32% 94.06% 92.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3,068 3,467 3,107
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £70,000 £68,350
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +5 358 £46,300 +2.89% 29
Glasgow +14 173 £50,000 +11.11% 35
Fife +9 29 £45,000 +91.49% 4
West Lothian -1 21 £31,500 -16.00% 1
Aberdeen - 15 £39,500 - 10
Dundee 0 9 £37,500 -9.09% 5
West Dunbartonshire 0 4 £47,000 +8.05% 2
Scottish Borders - 2 - -
Highlands -1 1 £55,000 - 2
Argyll and Bute -4 1 £28,000 -18.84%
North Lanarkshire -7 1 £49,000 +22.50% 1
Inverclyde - 1 £32,500 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Angus - 1 £45,000 - 1
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 238 (38.39%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (30.97%) JavaScript
3 171 (27.58%) Finance
4 156 (25.16%) SQL
5 148 (23.87%) Software Engineering
6 142 (22.90%) Analytical Skills
7 135 (21.77%) Microsoft
8 122 (19.68%) Java
9 111 (17.90%) .NET
10 109 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 104 (16.77%) DevOps
12 103 (16.61%) C#
13 99 (15.97%) SQL Server
14 98 (15.81%) CSS
15 97 (15.65%) HTML
16 96 (15.48%) Python
16 96 (15.48%) Node.js
17 94 (15.16%) React
18 89 (14.35%) SDLC
18 89 (14.35%) Degree
19 83 (13.39%) Linux
20 82 (13.23%) AngularJS
21 80 (12.90%) Windows
22 79 (12.74%) Banking
23 75 (12.10%) Git (software)
24 70 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
25 62 (10.00%) TDD
26 61 (9.84%) Test Automation
27 60 (9.68%) Scrum
28 59 (9.52%) MVC

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 18 (2.90%) WebSphere
2 12 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (1.45%) Confluence
4 8 (1.29%) IIS
5 7 (1.13%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.13%) Oracle UPK
5 7 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (0.97%) JBoss
7 5 (0.81%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.81%) ArcGIS
7 5 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.48%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.32%) Apache
9 2 (0.32%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.32%) Drupal
9 2 (0.32%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.32%) nginx
Applications
1 30 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.65%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.16%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 25 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.45%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 7 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (1.13%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.97%) Magento
5 3 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.16%) Actimize
7 1 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.16%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-AR
7 1 (0.16%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 109 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (8.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (4.03%) Office 365
5 23 (3.71%) GitHub
6 20 (3.23%) Power Platform
7 18 (2.90%) SaaS
8 17 (2.74%) Azure Stack
8 17 (2.74%) IBM Cloud
9 15 (2.42%) G Suite
10 12 (1.94%) IaaS
11 11 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (1.29%) Amazon ECS
13 6 (0.97%) PaaS
14 5 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.65%) BlazeMeter
15 4 (0.65%) npm
15 4 (0.65%) Sauce Labs
15 4 (0.65%) Trello
16 3 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.32%) Firewall
2 27 (4.35%) Network Security
3 25 (4.03%) VPN
4 20 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.10%) DNS
6 12 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (1.94%) DHCP
7 10 (1.61%) VLAN
8 8 (1.29%) LAN
9 7 (1.13%) Internet
9 7 (1.13%) VoIP
10 4 (0.65%) WAN
10 4 (0.65%) Wireless
11 3 (0.48%) ADSL
11 3 (0.48%) SSL
11 3 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.32%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.32%) IPsec
12 2 (0.32%) SAN
12 2 (0.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 44 (7.10%) Relational Database
3 38 (6.13%) MySQL
4 28 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (4.19%) NoSQL
6 20 (3.23%) Power BI
7 17 (2.74%) RDBMS
7 17 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (2.42%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.45%) Oracle Database
9 9 (1.45%) SQL Server 2017
10 8 (1.29%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.13%) DTS
11 7 (1.13%) Essbase
11 7 (1.13%) GIS
11 7 (1.13%) QlikView
12 6 (0.97%) Big Data
13 5 (0.81%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 75 (12.10%) Git (software)
2 41 (6.61%) Jenkins
3 28 (4.52%) Selenium
4 17 (2.74%) JIRA
4 17 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (2.10%) GitLab
5 13 (2.10%) PhantomJS
6 10 (1.61%) IBM UrbanCode
7 7 (1.13%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.97%) JUnit
8 6 (0.97%) Subversion
8 6 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.81%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.81%) Hudson
9 5 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (0.81%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.65%) Appium
10 4 (0.65%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.65%) Maven
11 3 (0.48%) Sinon.JS
General
1 171 (27.58%) Finance
2 79 (12.74%) Banking
3 37 (5.97%) Retail
4 18 (2.90%) Public Sector
5 14 (2.26%) Games
6 9 (1.45%) Law
7 8 (1.29%) Billing
7 8 (1.29%) General Ledger
8 7 (1.13%) Automotive
8 7 (1.13%) Marketing
9 6 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.65%) Local Government
10 4 (0.65%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.32%) Front Office
13 1 (0.16%) Advertising
13 1 (0.16%) Electronics
13 1 (0.16%) German Language
13 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 174 (28.06%) Developer
2 77 (12.42%) Analyst
3 56 (9.03%) Software Engineer
4 47 (7.58%) Senior Developer
5 45 (7.26%) .NET Developer
6 41 (6.61%) DevOps Engineer
7 34 (5.48%) Java Developer
8 29 (4.68%) Software Developer
9 22 (3.55%) Cloud Engineer
10 20 (3.23%) C# Developer
10 20 (3.23%) Support Analyst
10 20 (3.23%) Support Engineer
11 19 (3.06%) Applications Support
11 19 (3.06%) Security Engineer
12 18 (2.90%) Applications Support Analyst
12 18 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
12 18 (2.90%) Operations Engineer
12 18 (2.90%) Senior Operations Engineer
13 17 (2.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 16 (2.58%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (17.90%) .NET
2 98 (15.81%) CSS
3 97 (15.65%) HTML
4 96 (15.48%) Node.js
5 94 (15.16%) React
6 82 (13.23%) AngularJS
7 48 (7.74%) ASP.NET
8 40 (6.45%) Web Services
9 37 (5.97%) HTML5
10 36 (5.81%) .NET Core
11 30 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 29 (4.68%) CSS3
13 26 (4.19%) jQuery
13 26 (4.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 25 (4.03%) .NET Framework
14 25 (4.03%) RESTful
14 25 (4.03%) Vue.js
15 23 (3.71%) XML
16 21 (3.39%) Hibernate
16 21 (3.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 142 (22.90%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (6.77%) Public Cloud
3 38 (6.13%) User Experience
4 29 (4.68%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (4.19%) Mobile App
6 18 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 17 (2.74%) Replication
8 16 (2.58%) Algorithms
9 15 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (2.10%) Security Operations Centre
11 11 (1.77%) PKI
12 10 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 10 (1.61%) Management Information System
13 7 (1.13%) Data Centre
13 7 (1.13%) Smart Home
14 6 (0.97%) Driving Licence
15 5 (0.81%) Private Cloud
15 5 (0.81%) SIMD
16 3 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 83 (13.39%) Linux
2 80 (12.90%) Windows
3 53 (8.55%) Unix
4 40 (6.45%) Windows Server
5 20 (3.23%) Android
6 16 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (1.94%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.29%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.65%) AIX
11 4 (0.65%) Solaris
12 3 (0.48%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.16%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (38.39%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (23.87%) Software Engineering
3 104 (16.77%) DevOps
4 89 (14.35%) SDLC
5 70 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
6 62 (10.00%) TDD
7 61 (9.84%) Test Automation
8 60 (9.68%) Scrum
9 59 (9.52%) MVC
10 56 (9.03%) Analytics
10 56 (9.03%) BDD
11 53 (8.55%) Computer Science
12 52 (8.39%) Microservices
13 49 (7.90%) Continuous Improvement
14 47 (7.58%) Mentoring
15 43 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
16 42 (6.77%) Cybersecurity
16 42 (6.77%) Fintech
17 41 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
17 41 (6.61%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 192 (30.97%) JavaScript
2 156 (25.16%) SQL
3 122 (19.68%) Java
4 103 (16.61%) C#
5 96 (15.48%) Python
6 42 (6.77%) Bash Shell
7 33 (5.32%) C++
8 28 (4.52%) TypeScript
9 27 (4.35%) Groovy
10 26 (4.19%) Ruby
11 25 (4.03%) PowerShell
12 20 (3.23%) T-SQL
13 14 (2.26%) Go
13 14 (2.26%) Perl
13 14 (2.26%) PHP
14 12 (1.94%) C
14 12 (1.94%) ES6
15 9 (1.45%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.13%) Kotlin
16 7 (1.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (14.35%) Degree
2 27 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 27 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (2.10%) MCSA
4 11 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.29%) HND
5 8 (1.29%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.81%) CCNP
8 4 (0.65%) CCNA
8 4 (0.65%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.65%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.65%) PMP
8 4 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.48%) MCITP
9 3 (0.48%) MCSE
10 1 (0.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.90%) PCI DSS
2 15 (2.42%) QA
3 9 (1.45%) SLA
4 3 (0.48%) Actionable Recommendations
4 3 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.48%) GDPR
5 2 (0.32%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.16%) GxP
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 52 (8.39%) Docker
2 48 (7.74%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.32%) vSphere
8 1 (0.16%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.16%) NFS
8 1 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 58 (9.35%) Kubernetes
2 55 (8.87%) Terraform
3 49 (7.90%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (5.81%) Puppet
5 35 (5.65%) Ansible
6 10 (1.61%) SCCM
7 4 (0.65%) CA Service Virtualization
8 3 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.32%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.32%) Packer
10 1 (0.16%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.16%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 1 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.16%) Kibana
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Flashback
10 1 (0.16%) QRadar
10 1 (0.16%) Salt
10 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.16%) WMI
Vendors
1 135 (21.77%) Microsoft
2 58 (9.35%) Google
3 46 (7.42%) Oracle
4 35 (5.65%) Splunk
5 32 (5.16%) VMware
6 28 (4.52%) ServiceNow
7 26 (4.19%) IBM
8 22 (3.55%) CyberArk
8 22 (3.55%) Symantec
9 21 (3.39%) Cisco
10 17 (2.74%) Apple
11 14 (2.26%) Red Hat
12 13 (2.10%) Cognos
13 11 (1.77%) Palo Alto
13 11 (1.77%) SAP
14 10 (1.61%) JD Edwards
15 8 (1.29%) Hyperion
15 8 (1.29%) Sybase
16 7 (1.13%) Adobe
16 7 (1.13%) Dynatrace