Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 15 16
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 525 671 650
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.73% 12.13% 12.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.45% 13.18% 13.27%
Number of salaries quoted 313 325 359
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 5,025 5,091 4,898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.11% 92.06% 92.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3,286 3,242 2,903
Scotland median annual salary £45,500 £44,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.41% - +3.53%
10th Percentile £29,660 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -5 251 £45,000 -1.81% 52
Glasgow -3 225 £45,000 +0.56% 38
West Lothian -6 21 £40,000 - 1
Dundee +4 8 £50,000 +33.33% 5
West Dunbartonshire - 6 £39,750 -
Stirling +4 3 £40,000 +55.34% 3
Argyll and Bute +1 3 £34,500 -
Fife -6 3 £31,750 -25.29% 2
Lanarkshire +1 2 £45,500 +33.82%
Highlands - 2 £60,000 - 1
North Lanarkshire +4 1 £36,000 +30.91% 1
South Lanarkshire +3 1 - - 3
East Ayrshire -2 1 £17,000 -15.00%
Aberdeen -6 1 £26,500 -29.33% 2
East Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £40,000 - 3
Perthshire - 1 £45,000 -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 162 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (26.86%) Analytical Skills
3 139 (26.48%) Finance
4 118 (22.48%) SQL
5 116 (22.10%) Java
6 101 (19.24%) Microsoft
7 84 (16.00%) Software Engineering
8 82 (15.62%) JavaScript
9 80 (15.24%) Linux
10 76 (14.48%) C#
11 73 (13.90%) OO
12 72 (13.71%) SQL Server
13 67 (12.76%) Python
13 67 (12.76%) Scrum
13 67 (12.76%) Degree
14 64 (12.19%) TDD
15 61 (11.62%) Decision-Making
16 57 (10.86%) .NET
17 56 (10.67%) Unix
18 55 (10.48%) Banking
19 54 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
20 53 (10.10%) AngularJS
21 52 (9.90%) Test Automation
21 52 (9.90%) SDLC
22 49 (9.33%) Windows
23 48 (9.14%) Spring
24 46 (8.76%) Oracle
25 44 (8.38%) Hibernate
25 44 (8.38%) HTML
26 42 (8.00%) Mentoring

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 26 (4.95%) JBoss
2 18 (3.43%) Apache
3 17 (3.24%) Tomcat
4 14 (2.67%) IIS
4 14 (2.67%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.71%) SAS
5 9 (1.71%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.52%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.95%) Apache Pig
7 5 (0.95%) GemFire
8 4 (0.76%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.57%) CMS
9 3 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.57%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 22 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.19%) InVision
7 1 (0.19%) Maya
7 1 (0.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.19%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 8 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
1 8 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.33%) BusinessWorks
3 6 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.14%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.38%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.19%) Magento
5 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.19%) Primavera
5 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.19%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.67%) SaaS
4 13 (2.48%) Dynamics 365
4 13 (2.48%) GitHub
5 11 (2.10%) AWS Lambda
5 11 (2.10%) Serverless
6 9 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (1.71%) PaaS
7 8 (1.52%) Office 365
8 7 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.14%) IaaS
10 5 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.95%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (0.95%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.57%) Trello
13 2 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.62%) Internet
2 14 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.48%) DNS
4 11 (2.10%) iSCSI
4 11 (2.10%) SAN
4 11 (2.10%) SSH
5 8 (1.52%) Firewall
6 7 (1.33%) Hyperconnected
6 7 (1.33%) SMS
7 5 (0.95%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (0.95%) LAN
7 5 (0.95%) SSL
7 5 (0.95%) WAN
7 5 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.57%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.57%) Network Security
9 2 (0.38%) HTTP
9 2 (0.38%) VLAN
9 2 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.48%) Relational Database
3 20 (3.81%) RDBMS
4 19 (3.62%) NoSQL
5 17 (3.24%) Big Data
6 14 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (2.48%) MySQL
8 12 (2.29%) DB2
9 10 (1.90%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.71%) QlikView
11 8 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (1.52%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.52%) KDB
11 8 (1.52%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (1.14%) Apache Hive
13 6 (1.14%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 41 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (7.24%) Git (software)
3 37 (7.05%) Visual Studio
4 34 (6.48%) Jenkins
5 26 (4.95%) Selenium
6 19 (3.62%) LoadRunner
6 19 (3.62%) Subversion
7 16 (3.05%) Maven
7 16 (3.05%) SpecFlow
8 15 (2.86%) JIRA
9 13 (2.48%) Visual Studio Team System
10 10 (1.90%) Cucumber
11 9 (1.71%) FitNesse
11 9 (1.71%) JUnit
12 8 (1.52%) Bugzilla
12 8 (1.52%) JMeter
12 8 (1.52%) LoadUI
13 6 (1.14%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.14%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.95%) Vagrant
General
1 139 (26.48%) Finance
2 55 (10.48%) Banking
3 15 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.67%) Marketing
5 12 (2.29%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.90%) Games
7 7 (1.33%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.95%) Retail
9 4 (0.76%) Advertising
9 4 (0.76%) Back Office
9 4 (0.76%) French Language
9 4 (0.76%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.57%) Front Office
10 3 (0.57%) German Language
10 3 (0.57%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.38%) Law
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 142 (27.05%) Developer
2 76 (14.48%) Analyst
3 45 (8.57%) Software Engineer
4 44 (8.38%) Senior Developer
5 39 (7.43%) Java Developer
6 35 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 30 (5.71%) .NET Developer
8 27 (5.14%) Senior Software Developer
9 25 (4.76%) Consultant
10 21 (4.00%) Architect
11 18 (3.43%) Tester
12 17 (3.24%) Applications Engineer
12 17 (3.24%) Senior .NET Developer
13 16 (3.05%) Business Analyst
13 16 (3.05%) Development Manager
13 16 (3.05%) Support Analyst
14 15 (2.86%) Administrator
14 15 (2.86%) C# Developer
15 14 (2.67%) Support Engineer
15 14 (2.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (10.86%) .NET
2 53 (10.10%) AngularJS
3 48 (9.14%) Spring
4 44 (8.38%) Hibernate
4 44 (8.38%) HTML
5 37 (7.05%) CSS
6 29 (5.52%) ASP.NET
7 22 (4.19%) React
8 20 (3.81%) Java EE
9 19 (3.62%) ASP.NET Web API
9 19 (3.62%) jQuery
10 14 (2.67%) .NET Framework
10 14 (2.67%) HTML5
10 14 (2.67%) XML
11 13 (2.48%) Drools
11 13 (2.48%) SOAP
11 13 (2.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (2.29%) RESTful
13 11 (2.10%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 141 (26.86%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.10%) Enterprise Software
3 29 (5.52%) Computer Science
4 20 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (3.05%) Fintech
6 15 (2.86%) Public Cloud
6 15 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.10%) Algorithms
7 11 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (2.10%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.52%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.33%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.14%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.95%) User Experience
12 4 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (0.76%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 80 (15.24%) Linux
2 56 (10.67%) Unix
3 49 (9.33%) Windows
4 19 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (2.67%) Android
6 13 (2.48%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.33%) AIX
9 6 (1.14%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.14%) Solaris
9 6 (1.14%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.95%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.38%) VMS
12 1 (0.19%) CentOS
12 1 (0.19%) HPUX
12 1 (0.19%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (16.00%) Software Engineering
3 73 (13.90%) OO
4 67 (12.76%) Scrum
5 64 (12.19%) TDD
6 61 (11.62%) Decision-Making
7 54 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (9.90%) SDLC
8 52 (9.90%) Test Automation
9 42 (8.00%) DevOps
9 42 (8.00%) Mentoring
10 40 (7.62%) Analytics
11 39 (7.43%) Continuous Improvement
11 39 (7.43%) ITIL
12 37 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 35 (6.67%) Service Management
14 29 (5.52%) Coaching
14 29 (5.52%) Microservices
14 29 (5.52%) Project Management
15 28 (5.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 118 (22.48%) SQL
2 116 (22.10%) Java
3 82 (15.62%) JavaScript
4 76 (14.48%) C#
5 67 (12.76%) Python
6 30 (5.71%) C++
7 23 (4.38%) PowerShell
8 17 (3.24%) T-SQL
9 16 (3.05%) Ruby
10 15 (2.86%) PHP
11 13 (2.48%) Bash Shell
11 13 (2.48%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.90%) Java 8
12 10 (1.90%) Perl
12 10 (1.90%) Scala
13 9 (1.71%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.52%) C
14 8 (1.52%) R
15 7 (1.33%) VB
16 4 (0.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 67 (12.76%) Degree
2 14 (2.67%) ISTQB
3 12 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.95%) MCSE
7 4 (0.76%) HND
8 3 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.57%) CISSP
8 3 (0.57%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.57%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.38%) MCSA
9 2 (0.38%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.19%) CCNA
10 1 (0.19%) CISM
10 1 (0.19%) ISEB
10 1 (0.19%) MCSD
10 1 (0.19%) VCAP
10 1 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.19%) SLA
2 9 (1.71%) QA
3 6 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.95%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.38%) PMO
5 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.19%) GDPR
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 19 (3.62%) Docker
2 16 (3.05%) NFS
3 15 (2.86%) Active Directory
4 13 (2.48%) Firmware
4 13 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (2.10%) Samba
6 6 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.76%) HDFS
7 4 (0.76%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 4 (0.76%) vSphere
8 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.38%) ACF2
9 2 (0.38%) RACF
9 2 (0.38%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 13 (2.48%) Ansible
1 13 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (2.29%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.29%) Puppet
3 11 (2.10%) SCCM
3 11 (2.10%) Terraform
4 5 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.95%) Oozie
4 5 (0.95%) vCenter Server
4 5 (0.95%) vMotion
5 4 (0.76%) Rancher
5 4 (0.76%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.76%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 3 (0.57%) Grafana
7 2 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.38%) Nagios
7 2 (0.38%) PowerCLI
7 2 (0.38%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.38%) Sysdig
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 101 (19.24%) Microsoft
2 46 (8.76%) Oracle
3 24 (4.57%) VMware
4 15 (2.86%) IBM
5 11 (2.10%) HP
5 11 (2.10%) Micro Focus
6 10 (1.90%) Splunk
7 9 (1.71%) Sybase
8 8 (1.52%) Informatica
8 8 (1.52%) TIBCO
9 7 (1.33%) Avaloq
9 7 (1.33%) Cognos
9 7 (1.33%) Fiserv
9 7 (1.33%) Mashery
9 7 (1.33%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.33%) SAP
9 7 (1.33%) Tableau
9 7 (1.33%) Temenos
10 6 (1.14%) Dell
10 6 (1.14%) ServiceNow