Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 16 17
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 213 466 541
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 8.12% 11.24% 10.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.87% 12.10% 11.31%
Number of salaries quoted 125 241 366
Median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,000 £28,861
90th Percentile £65,750 £62,500 £65,625
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 2,402 3,850 4,785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 91.54% 92.84% 93.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,662 2,452 3,146
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £29,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -14 82 £50,000 +5.26% 34
Glasgow -13 65 £44,000 -12.00% 16
Lanarkshire - 12 - -
Aberdeen 0 9 £45,000 +13.21% 3
Fife 0 8 £27,500 -42.11% 1
West Lothian -11 7 £30,000 -4.76% 1
Renfrewshire +8 6 - - 1
Dunbartonshire - 6 - -
Dundee -18 4 £47,500 +30.14%
Inverclyde - 3 £51,250 -
Stirling - 2 £55,000 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £39,000 -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 68 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (21.60%) Degree
3 43 (20.19%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (19.72%) SQL Server
5 40 (18.78%) Azure
6 39 (18.31%) SQL
6 39 (18.31%) Software Engineering
7 38 (17.84%) Artificial Intelligence
8 36 (16.90%) Linux
8 36 (16.90%) Microsoft
8 36 (16.90%) DevOps
9 35 (16.43%) Machine Learning
10 28 (13.15%) C#
11 27 (12.68%) Java
11 27 (12.68%) Mobile App
12 26 (12.21%) Marketing
13 25 (11.74%) EPoS
14 24 (11.27%) Windows
15 23 (10.80%) Finance
15 23 (10.80%) SDLC
16 21 (9.86%) Microservices
16 21 (9.86%) Test Automation
17 20 (9.39%) Continuous Improvement
18 19 (8.92%) Docker
19 18 (8.45%) AWS
20 17 (7.98%) Computer Science
20 17 (7.98%) QA
20 17 (7.98%) Analytics
20 17 (7.98%) MySQL
20 17 (7.98%) 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 4 (1.88%) Apache
1 4 (1.88%) Confluence
2 3 (1.41%) CMS
3 2 (0.94%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.47%) JBoss
4 1 (0.47%) nginx
4 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.94%) Windchill
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (0.94%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Magento
2 1 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 40 (18.78%) Azure
2 18 (8.45%) AWS
3 14 (6.57%) SaaS
4 9 (4.23%) Office 365
5 8 (3.76%) Power Platform
6 5 (2.35%) GCP
7 4 (1.88%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.94%) GitHub
9 2 (0.94%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.47%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.47%) IaaS
10 1 (0.47%) Serverless
10 1 (0.47%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.76%) Firewall
1 8 (3.76%) VPN
2 7 (3.29%) Wireless
3 4 (1.88%) WAN
4 3 (1.41%) DNS
4 3 (1.41%) LAN
5 2 (0.94%) DHCP
5 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.94%) VoIP
6 1 (0.47%) Internet
6 1 (0.47%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.47%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.47%) SAN
6 1 (0.47%) SSL
6 1 (0.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (19.72%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.98%) MySQL
3 8 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.76%) Power BI
4 6 (2.82%) GIS
4 6 (2.82%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.41%) Big Data
5 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.94%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.47%) DB2
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (6.10%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.63%) JIRA
2 12 (5.63%) Selenium
3 10 (4.69%) MSTest
3 10 (4.69%) NUnit
4 7 (3.29%) SpecFlow
4 7 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.82%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.88%) CMake
6 4 (1.88%) TestRail
7 3 (1.41%) Subversion
8 2 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.94%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.47%) Flyway
9 1 (0.47%) GitLab
9 1 (0.47%) Gradle
9 1 (0.47%) Liquibase
General
1 26 (12.21%) Marketing
2 23 (10.80%) Finance
3 7 (3.29%) Banking
4 5 (2.35%) Back Office
5 4 (1.88%) Legal
5 4 (1.88%) Local Government
6 3 (1.41%) Advertising
6 3 (1.41%) Electronics
6 3 (1.41%) Front Office
6 3 (1.41%) Games
6 3 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.41%) Police
6 3 (1.41%) Retail
7 1 (0.47%) Billing
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 78 (36.62%) Developer
2 30 (14.08%) Graduate
2 30 (14.08%) Graduate Developer
3 25 (11.74%) Software Developer
3 25 (11.74%) Software Engineer
4 22 (10.33%) Analyst
5 15 (7.04%) Graduate Software Developer
6 13 (6.10%) Senior Developer
7 12 (5.63%) IT Engineer
8 11 (5.16%) Java Developer
9 10 (4.69%) Test Engineer
10 9 (4.23%) IT Support
10 9 (4.23%) Support Engineer
11 8 (3.76%) Development Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) IT Support Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) Site Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) Software Test Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.29%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.04%) .NET
2 10 (4.69%) AngularJS
3 9 (4.23%) HTML
3 9 (4.23%) React
4 8 (3.76%) .NET Framework
4 8 (3.76%) CSS
5 7 (3.29%) HTML5
6 6 (2.82%) DirectX
6 6 (2.82%) Kafka
6 6 (2.82%) RESTful
7 5 (2.35%) Java SE
7 5 (2.35%) React Native
7 5 (2.35%) WPF
8 4 (1.88%) Ember.js
8 4 (1.88%) OpenCL
8 4 (1.88%) QML
8 4 (1.88%) Qt
8 4 (1.88%) VTK
8 4 (1.88%) Vue.js
8 4 (1.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 43 (20.19%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (12.68%) Mobile App
3 25 (11.74%) EPoS
4 13 (6.10%) Management Information System
5 12 (5.63%) Data Centre
5 12 (5.63%) Public Cloud
5 12 (5.63%) User Experience
6 11 (5.16%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (4.23%) Algorithms
9 7 (3.29%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.88%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (1.88%) CUDA
10 4 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.88%) Replication
11 3 (1.41%) Chip and PIN
11 3 (1.41%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.41%) LIMS
12 2 (0.94%) Blog
12 2 (0.94%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.90%) Linux
2 24 (11.27%) Windows
3 8 (3.76%) Android
3 8 (3.76%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.76%) Unix
4 4 (1.88%) CentOS
5 3 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.41%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.94%) Solaris
6 2 (0.94%) SUSE
6 2 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.47%) AIX
7 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (18.31%) Software Engineering
3 38 (17.84%) Artificial Intelligence
4 36 (16.90%) DevOps
5 35 (16.43%) Machine Learning
6 23 (10.80%) SDLC
7 21 (9.86%) Microservices
7 21 (9.86%) Test Automation
8 20 (9.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (7.98%) Analytics
9 17 (7.98%) Computer Science
9 17 (7.98%) Scrum
10 16 (7.51%) Change Management
11 15 (7.04%) Incident Management
12 14 (6.57%) Infrastructure as Code
13 13 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (6.10%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 13 (6.10%) Software Testing
13 13 (6.10%) TDD
14 12 (5.63%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 39 (18.31%) SQL
2 28 (13.15%) C#
3 27 (12.68%) Java
4 16 (7.51%) Python
5 15 (7.04%) PowerShell
6 14 (6.57%) JavaScript
7 13 (6.10%) C++
8 8 (3.76%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.76%) C
9 7 (3.29%) PHP
9 7 (3.29%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.82%) Perl
10 6 (2.82%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.35%) Java 8
12 4 (1.88%) C-shell
12 4 (1.88%) Fortran
12 4 (1.88%) Scala
13 3 (1.41%) ES6
13 3 (1.41%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (21.60%) Degree
2 11 (5.16%) ISTQB
3 10 (4.69%) ISEB
3 10 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (4.69%) Network+ Certification
4 9 (4.23%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.76%) A+ Certification
5 8 (3.76%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (2.82%) Linux+ Certification
6 6 (2.82%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.88%) Server+ Certification
8 3 (1.41%) APMG
9 2 (0.94%) CCNA
9 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.94%) HNC
9 2 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.98%) QA
2 3 (1.41%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.41%) PMO
3 2 (0.94%) GDPR
3 2 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (8.92%) Docker
2 9 (4.23%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.82%) vSphere
4 2 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.47%) Firmware
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.47%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 12 (5.63%) ZABBIX
2 10 (4.69%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.82%) Graylog
4 5 (2.35%) Ansible
5 3 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.94%) Terraform
7 1 (0.47%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.47%) Puppet
7 1 (0.47%) SCCM
7 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.10%) Oracle
3 10 (4.69%) VMware
4 9 (4.23%) Cisco
5 6 (2.82%) CODA
5 6 (2.82%) DevExpress
5 6 (2.82%) Embarcadero
6 5 (2.35%) Google
7 4 (1.88%) Carbon Black
7 4 (1.88%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.88%) Dell
7 4 (1.88%) McAfee
7 4 (1.88%) Proofpoint
7 4 (1.88%) SAP
7 4 (1.88%) SolarWinds
7 4 (1.88%) Veeam
7 4 (1.88%) Zscaler
8 3 (1.41%) Meraki
8 3 (1.41%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.94%) Blue Prism