Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 17 13
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 475 588 805
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.66% 11.03% 14.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.33% 11.92% 15.36%
Number of salaries quoted 272 290 440
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,625
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -6.85% +7.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 5,093 4,934 5,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 92.87% 92.52% 92.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3,407 3,070 3,114
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,288 £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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -5 241 £45,000 +5.88% 54
Glasgow -8 189 £45,000 +2.27% 33
West Lothian +2 21 £37,500 +7.14% 3
North Lanarkshire +1 4 £40,000 +28.00%
Dundee 0 4 £41,250 +10.00% 4
East Ayrshire -1 4 £20,000 - 1
Argyll and Bute - 3 £34,500 - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £43,500 -
Stirling -1 2 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Fife -12 2 £23,500 -42.43% 4
South Lanarkshire -2 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 £46,000 -
Perthshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
East Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Strathclyde - 1 £36,500 -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 160 (33.68%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (27.58%) Analytical Skills
3 123 (25.89%) Finance
4 110 (23.16%) SQL
5 103 (21.68%) Java
6 79 (16.63%) Microsoft
7 77 (16.21%) Software Engineering
8 76 (16.00%) OO
9 75 (15.79%) Linux
9 75 (15.79%) C#
10 74 (15.58%) Python
11 70 (14.74%) JavaScript
12 66 (13.89%) TDD
13 64 (13.47%) Scrum
14 62 (13.05%) SQL Server
15 57 (12.00%) Banking
16 54 (11.37%) .NET
17 52 (10.95%) Degree
18 51 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
19 50 (10.53%) Decision-Making
20 49 (10.32%) AngularJS
20 49 (10.32%) Unix
21 47 (9.89%) Spring
22 46 (9.68%) Test Automation
23 42 (8.84%) SDLC
24 38 (8.00%) Mentoring
24 38 (8.00%) Service Management
24 38 (8.00%) ITIL
24 38 (8.00%) Oracle
25 37 (7.79%) HTML

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 19 (4.00%) JBoss
2 15 (3.16%) Apache
3 13 (2.74%) Tomcat
4 12 (2.53%) IIS
5 9 (1.89%) Apache Spark
5 9 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.89%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.47%) GemFire
7 6 (1.26%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.05%) Apache Pig
8 5 (1.05%) CMS
8 5 (1.05%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.05%) SAS
9 4 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (2.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.42%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.21%) InVision
Business Applications
1 7 (1.47%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.42%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.21%) Primavera
3 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.21%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (7.16%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.95%) AWS Lambda
3 14 (2.95%) PaaS
3 14 (2.95%) Serverless
4 12 (2.53%) GitHub
4 12 (2.53%) Office 365
5 11 (2.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (2.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (2.32%) SaaS
6 9 (1.89%) Amazon Kinesis
7 8 (1.68%) IaaS
8 5 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
8 5 (1.05%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.42%) Datadog
9 2 (0.42%) Sumo Logic
9 2 (0.42%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.37%) Internet
2 13 (2.74%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.32%) DNS
4 10 (2.11%) iSCSI
4 10 (2.11%) SSH
5 7 (1.47%) SMS
6 6 (1.26%) Ethernet
6 6 (1.26%) Hyperconnected
6 6 (1.26%) SAN
7 5 (1.05%) Firewall
7 5 (1.05%) HTTP
7 5 (1.05%) VLAN
8 4 (0.84%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (0.63%) LAN
9 3 (0.63%) Network Security
9 3 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.63%) WAN
10 2 (0.42%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.42%) SSL
10 2 (0.42%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (13.05%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.95%) Relational Database
3 22 (4.63%) RDBMS
4 21 (4.42%) NoSQL
5 16 (3.37%) Big Data
6 15 (3.16%) DB2
7 12 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.11%) KDB
9 9 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (1.89%) MySQL
10 8 (1.68%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.68%) QlikView
10 8 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.47%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.26%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.26%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 37 (7.79%) Git (software)
2 35 (7.37%) Jenkins
3 32 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (6.74%) Visual Studio
4 20 (4.21%) Maven
5 19 (4.00%) LoadRunner
6 17 (3.58%) Selenium
7 14 (2.95%) SpecFlow
8 12 (2.53%) JIRA
8 12 (2.53%) JUnit
8 12 (2.53%) Subversion
9 11 (2.32%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.89%) JMeter
10 9 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (1.68%) Bugzilla
11 8 (1.68%) LoadUI
12 6 (1.26%) FitNesse
12 6 (1.26%) Vagrant
13 5 (1.05%) Bitbucket
13 5 (1.05%) HP UFT
General
1 123 (25.89%) Finance
2 57 (12.00%) Banking
3 13 (2.74%) Marketing
4 12 (2.53%) Retail
5 9 (1.89%) Back Office
5 9 (1.89%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.68%) Games
7 7 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.26%) Front Office
8 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.05%) Private Banking
10 3 (0.63%) Law
11 2 (0.42%) Advertising
11 2 (0.42%) French Language
11 2 (0.42%) Legal
11 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 127 (26.74%) Developer
2 89 (18.74%) Analyst
3 46 (9.68%) Software Engineer
4 35 (7.37%) Java Developer
4 35 (7.37%) Senior Developer
5 31 (6.53%) Software Developer
6 24 (5.05%) .NET Developer
6 24 (5.05%) Business Analyst
7 22 (4.63%) Senior Software Developer
8 17 (3.58%) Applications Engineer
9 16 (3.37%) Test Analyst
10 14 (2.95%) Senior Software Engineer
11 13 (2.74%) Administrator
11 13 (2.74%) Architect
11 13 (2.74%) C# Developer
11 13 (2.74%) Java Engineer
11 13 (2.74%) Support Analyst
12 12 (2.53%) Designer
12 12 (2.53%) Tester
13 11 (2.32%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (11.37%) .NET
2 49 (10.32%) AngularJS
3 47 (9.89%) Spring
4 37 (7.79%) HTML
5 35 (7.37%) Hibernate
6 29 (6.11%) CSS
7 28 (5.89%) ASP.NET
8 22 (4.63%) React
9 20 (4.21%) ASP.NET Web API
10 19 (4.00%) Java EE
11 18 (3.79%) scikit-learn
12 17 (3.58%) .NET Framework
12 17 (3.58%) XML
13 15 (3.16%) NumPy
14 14 (2.95%) HTML5
14 14 (2.95%) Pandas
15 13 (2.74%) SciPy
16 12 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (2.53%) jQuery
16 12 (2.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 131 (27.58%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.95%) Computer Science
2 33 (6.95%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (4.21%) Public Cloud
4 16 (3.37%) Hybrid Cloud
4 16 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.95%) Algorithms
6 13 (2.74%) Fintech
6 13 (2.74%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (2.11%) Mainframe
8 10 (2.11%) User Experience
9 6 (1.26%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.26%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (0.84%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (0.84%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.84%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.63%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 75 (15.79%) Linux
2 49 (10.32%) Unix
3 34 (7.16%) Windows
4 19 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.11%) Android
6 8 (1.68%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.47%) AIX
7 7 (1.47%) Solaris
7 7 (1.47%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.42%) HPUX
9 2 (0.42%) OpenVMS
9 2 (0.42%) VMS
10 1 (0.21%) CentOS
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (33.68%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (16.21%) Software Engineering
3 76 (16.00%) OO
4 66 (13.89%) TDD
5 64 (13.47%) Scrum
6 51 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (10.53%) Decision-Making
8 46 (9.68%) Test Automation
9 42 (8.84%) SDLC
10 38 (8.00%) ITIL
10 38 (8.00%) Mentoring
10 38 (8.00%) Service Management
11 35 (7.37%) Analytics
12 30 (6.32%) MVC
13 28 (5.89%) DevOps
14 27 (5.68%) Business Analysis
14 27 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
14 27 (5.68%) Machine Learning
14 27 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (5.26%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 110 (23.16%) SQL
2 103 (21.68%) Java
3 75 (15.79%) C#
4 74 (15.58%) Python
5 70 (14.74%) JavaScript
6 30 (6.32%) C++
7 17 (3.58%) PowerShell
8 14 (2.95%) Shell Script
9 12 (2.53%) Ruby
9 12 (2.53%) T-SQL
10 11 (2.32%) Bash Shell
10 11 (2.32%) R
11 10 (2.11%) Perl
12 9 (1.89%) Java 8
12 9 (1.89%) PHP
12 9 (1.89%) Scala
13 8 (1.68%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.47%) Clojure
14 7 (1.47%) Lisp
15 6 (1.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (10.95%) Degree
2 11 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
2 11 (2.32%) ISTQB
3 10 (2.11%) HND
4 5 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.84%) CISSP
5 4 (0.84%) PhD
5 4 (0.84%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.63%) CISM
6 3 (0.63%) ISEB
6 3 (0.63%) MCSE
6 3 (0.63%) PMP
7 2 (0.42%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.42%) MCSA
7 2 (0.42%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.42%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) CBAP
8 1 (0.21%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.32%) QA
2 10 (2.11%) GCP
2 10 (2.11%) SLA
3 8 (1.68%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.21%) EMIR
6 1 (0.21%) FATCA
6 1 (0.21%) GDPR
6 1 (0.21%) MiFID
6 1 (0.21%) PMO
6 1 (0.21%) PSD2
6 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (3.58%) Active Directory
1 17 (3.58%) Docker
2 14 (2.95%) NFS
3 10 (2.11%) Samba
4 9 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.47%) Firmware
6 6 (1.26%) ACF2
6 6 (1.26%) RACF
7 5 (1.05%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.84%) HDFS
8 4 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.42%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 2 (0.42%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.42%) vSphere
10 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (2.95%) Kubernetes
1 14 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (2.74%) Ansible
2 13 (2.74%) Puppet
3 12 (2.53%) Terraform
4 7 (1.47%) SCCM
5 6 (1.26%) Rancher
6 5 (1.05%) Oozie
7 4 (0.84%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.84%) vMotion
8 3 (0.63%) Grafana
9 2 (0.42%) Nagios
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.42%) PowerCLI
9 2 (0.42%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.42%) Sysdig
9 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 79 (16.63%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.00%) Oracle
3 17 (3.58%) VMware
4 14 (2.95%) Splunk
5 12 (2.53%) IBM
6 11 (2.32%) Micro Focus
6 11 (2.32%) Sybase
7 10 (2.11%) ServiceNow
8 9 (1.89%) HP
8 9 (1.89%) Tableau
9 8 (1.68%) Informatica
10 7 (1.47%) Avaloq
10 7 (1.47%) Fiserv
10 7 (1.47%) Mashery
10 7 (1.47%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.47%) SAP
10 7 (1.47%) Temenos
10 7 (1.47%) TIBCO
11 6 (1.26%) Cognos
11 6 (1.26%) Salesforce.com