Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 23 14
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9 +11
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 514 222 655
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 11.70% 9.47% 12.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.95% 10.38% 13.01%
Number of salaries quoted 237 103 378
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,750 £27,850
25th Percentile £36,000 £35,000 £33,001
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £52,250 £55,600
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £62,259
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% -

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 3,970 2,139 5,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 90.33% 91.22% 93.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2,541 1,350 3,283
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £58,602
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,100 £71,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +3 263 £52,500 +31.25% 37
Glasgow +8 152 £45,000 +12.50% 29
Aberdeen -10 23 £55,000 +29.41% 4
North Lanarkshire - 13 £26,500 - 2
Highlands -11 12 £47,500 -5.00% 2
West Lothian -6 11 £36,000 +14.29% 2
Dundee -20 8 £47,500 - 4
Stirling +6 6 £35,000 -30.00% 4
South Lanarkshire - 6 £120,000 -
South Ayrshire - 4 - -
Falkirk - 3 £52,500 - 2
Aberdeenshire - 2 £27,500 -
Renfrewshire - 2 - - 6
Fife -6 1 £35,000 -25.53% 2
Lanarkshire - 1 £22,300 - 4
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 187 (36.38%) Social Skills
2 156 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
4 115 (22.37%) SQL
5 106 (20.62%) Microsoft
6 103 (20.04%) Linux
7 93 (18.09%) Java
8 92 (17.90%) Marketing
9 91 (17.70%) DevOps
10 89 (17.32%) Windows
11 82 (15.95%) Mobile App
12 79 (15.37%) EPoS
12 79 (15.37%) Software Engineering
13 73 (14.20%) Azure
14 72 (14.01%) AWS
15 70 (13.62%) Finance
16 68 (13.23%) SQL Server
17 67 (13.04%) JavaScript
18 63 (12.26%) Docker
19 62 (12.06%) Degree
20 57 (11.09%) Python
20 57 (11.09%) React
20 57 (11.09%) Organisational Skills
21 55 (10.70%) Test Automation
22 53 (10.31%) Git (software)
22 53 (10.31%) C#
23 51 (9.92%) Microservices
24 47 (9.14%) Mentoring
24 47 (9.14%) Kubernetes
25 46 (8.95%) Network+ Certification

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 (3.70%) Apache
2 10 (1.95%) Apache Spark
2 10 (1.95%) CMS
2 10 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.17%) IIS
4 5 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (0.97%) Umbraco
4 5 (0.97%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.78%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.78%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.78%) WordPress
6 3 (0.58%) JBoss
6 3 (0.58%) nginx
6 3 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.58%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.39%) Confluence
7 2 (0.39%) Podio
7 2 (0.39%) Tornado
Applications
1 26 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (4.28%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.78%) Zemax
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.19%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.19%) InDesign
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.17%) Magento
2 5 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.97%) Oracle Assets
2 5 (0.97%) Oracle Cash Management
2 5 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.97%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 5 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (0.97%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (0.97%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 73 (14.20%) Azure
2 72 (14.01%) AWS
3 40 (7.78%) SaaS
4 26 (5.06%) GCP
5 19 (3.70%) Microsoft 365
6 18 (3.50%) Amazon S3
7 17 (3.31%) Amazon Kinesis
8 14 (2.72%) Power Platform
9 11 (2.14%) GitHub
10 8 (1.56%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (1.17%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 5 (0.97%) Azure Service Bus
12 5 (0.97%) Serverless
13 3 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.58%) npm
14 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.39%) Azure Machine Learning
14 2 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.39%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.06%) Wireless
2 20 (3.89%) DNS
3 16 (3.11%) Firewall
4 10 (1.95%) DHCP
5 9 (1.75%) HTTPS
6 8 (1.56%) Internet
7 7 (1.36%) Broadband
7 7 (1.36%) Network Security
7 7 (1.36%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (1.17%) Cisco Firepower
8 6 (1.17%) SAN
8 6 (1.17%) VPN
9 5 (0.97%) LAN
9 5 (0.97%) VoIP
10 4 (0.78%) 802.11
10 4 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.58%) HTTP
11 3 (0.58%) SMS
11 3 (0.58%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (13.23%) SQL Server
2 43 (8.37%) NoSQL
3 34 (6.61%) MySQL
4 32 (6.23%) MongoDB
5 26 (5.06%) Relational Database
6 20 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (3.70%) Tableau
8 17 (3.31%) Flink
9 16 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (2.92%) Azure SQL Database
10 15 (2.92%) Data Lake
10 15 (2.92%) Redis
11 14 (2.72%) Power BI
12 11 (2.14%) Oracle Database
13 10 (1.95%) Hadoop
14 9 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (1.75%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.97%) Big Data
15 5 (0.97%) Essbase
15 5 (0.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 53 (10.31%) Git (software)
2 30 (5.84%) Selenium
3 26 (5.06%) MSTest
3 26 (5.06%) NUnit
4 22 (4.28%) Jenkins
4 22 (4.28%) SpecFlow
5 11 (2.14%) JIRA
6 10 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (1.56%) GitLab
8 6 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (1.17%) Subversion
9 5 (0.97%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.97%) Gerrit
9 5 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.58%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.58%) gulp
10 3 (0.58%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.58%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 187 (36.38%) Social Skills
2 145 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (17.90%) Marketing
4 70 (13.62%) Finance
5 57 (11.09%) Organisational Skills
6 36 (7.00%) Influencing Skills
7 28 (5.45%) Banking
8 22 (4.28%) Documentation Skills
9 19 (3.70%) Publishing
10 17 (3.31%) Financial Institution
11 12 (2.33%) Presentation Skills
12 11 (2.14%) Retail
13 10 (1.95%) Games
13 10 (1.95%) Manufacturing
14 9 (1.75%) Multimedia
14 9 (1.75%) Public Sector
15 8 (1.56%) Police
16 7 (1.36%) Legal
16 7 (1.36%) Telecoms
17 6 (1.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 84 (16.34%) Developer
2 76 (14.79%) Analyst
3 51 (9.92%) Software Engineer
4 31 (6.03%) Support Engineer
5 26 (5.06%) IT Support
6 25 (4.86%) Data Engineer
6 25 (4.86%) Test Engineer
7 24 (4.67%) Java Developer
7 24 (4.67%) Trainee
8 23 (4.47%) IT Engineer
8 23 (4.47%) IT Support Engineer
9 22 (4.28%) Software Test Engineer
10 21 (4.09%) Administrator
11 19 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
12 18 (3.50%) Senior Developer
13 17 (3.31%) Business Analyst
13 17 (3.31%) Full Stack Developer
13 17 (3.31%) Senior Software Engineer
13 17 (3.31%) Support Analyst
14 16 (3.11%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (11.09%) React
2 35 (6.81%) .NET
3 31 (6.03%) Node.js
4 25 (4.86%) REST
5 23 (4.47%) Spring
6 22 (4.28%) AngularJS
7 21 (4.09%) ASP.NET
8 20 (3.89%) HTML
9 18 (3.50%) CSS
10 14 (2.72%) Redux
10 14 (2.72%) RESTful
11 13 (2.53%) .NET Framework
11 13 (2.53%) Hibernate
11 13 (2.53%) HTML5
12 11 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (2.14%) Spring Boot
13 10 (1.95%) ASP.NET Core
13 10 (1.95%) Middleware
13 10 (1.95%) Web Services
13 10 (1.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (15.95%) Mobile App
2 79 (15.37%) EPoS
3 42 (8.17%) Management Information System
4 33 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (6.23%) Public Cloud
6 30 (5.84%) Data Centre
7 21 (4.09%) Virtual Team
8 13 (2.53%) Data Structures
9 11 (2.14%) Algorithms
9 11 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (2.14%) User Experience
10 10 (1.95%) Cloud Native
11 9 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.56%) Legacy Systems
12 8 (1.56%) Social Media
13 7 (1.36%) Private Cloud
14 6 (1.17%) CCTV
14 6 (1.17%) Driving Licence
14 6 (1.17%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 103 (20.04%) Linux
2 89 (17.32%) Windows
3 24 (4.67%) Unix
4 19 (3.70%) Windows 10
5 17 (3.31%) Windows 7
6 15 (2.92%) Windows 8
7 14 (2.72%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.56%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.36%) Android
10 6 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.17%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (0.97%) CoreOS
11 5 (0.97%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.97%) zOS
12 3 (0.58%) Robot Operating System
12 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.19%) Solaris
13 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (17.70%) DevOps
3 79 (15.37%) Software Engineering
4 55 (10.70%) Test Automation
5 51 (9.92%) Microservices
6 47 (9.14%) Mentoring
7 44 (8.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 43 (8.37%) Infrastructure as Code
9 42 (8.17%) Analytics
10 40 (7.78%) SDLC
11 39 (7.59%) Scrum
12 37 (7.20%) Systems Engineering
13 36 (7.00%) Project Management
14 35 (6.81%) Computer Science
15 34 (6.61%) Critical Thinking
15 34 (6.61%) Decision-Making
15 34 (6.61%) Software Testing
15 34 (6.61%) TDD
16 32 (6.23%) Service Delivery
17 31 (6.03%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 115 (22.37%) SQL
2 93 (18.09%) Java
3 67 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 57 (11.09%) Python
5 53 (10.31%) C#
6 24 (4.67%) Bash Shell
7 21 (4.09%) Go
8 20 (3.89%) PowerShell
9 15 (2.92%) TypeScript
10 12 (2.33%) VB
11 10 (1.95%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.75%) C
12 9 (1.75%) Java 8
13 8 (1.56%) C++
13 8 (1.56%) PHP
13 8 (1.56%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.56%) Ruby
14 7 (1.36%) Clojure
15 5 (0.97%) R
15 5 (0.97%) Scala
Qualifications
1 62 (12.06%) Degree
2 46 (8.95%) Network+ Certification
3 36 (7.00%) Linux+ Certification
4 32 (6.23%) A+ Certification
4 32 (6.23%) CompTIA Security+
5 29 (5.64%) ISTQB
6 27 (5.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 26 (5.06%) ISEB
7 26 (5.06%) Security Cleared
8 23 (4.47%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (4.28%) Server+ Certification
10 16 (3.11%) CCNA
11 15 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
13 13 (2.53%) SC Cleared
14 12 (2.33%) MCP
14 12 (2.33%) MCSE
15 9 (1.75%) CCNP
16 7 (1.36%) HNC
17 2 (0.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (8.37%) QA
2 31 (6.03%) SLA
3 13 (2.53%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.56%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.36%) GDPR
5 7 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.36%) NIST
6 5 (0.97%) COBIT
6 5 (0.97%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.39%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.19%) Basel III
8 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.19%) MiFID
8 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 63 (12.26%) Docker
2 19 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.75%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.58%) Firmware
6 2 (0.39%) vSphere
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 47 (9.14%) Kubernetes
2 21 (4.09%) Terraform
2 21 (4.09%) ZABBIX
3 14 (2.72%) Ansible
3 14 (2.72%) SCCM
4 12 (2.33%) Sysprep
4 12 (2.33%) WMI
5 11 (2.14%) Graylog
6 8 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.56%) Puppet
7 6 (1.17%) Istio
8 2 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.19%) Kibana
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.19%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.19%) SCOM
9 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 106 (20.62%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.64%) Oracle
3 26 (5.06%) Cisco
4 19 (3.70%) Databricks
5 15 (2.92%) ServiceNow
6 12 (2.33%) Remedy
7 11 (2.14%) Google
8 8 (1.56%) VMware
9 6 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.17%) SAP
10 5 (0.97%) Concur
10 5 (0.97%) Hyperion
10 5 (0.97%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.78%) Adobe
12 3 (0.58%) Informatica
12 3 (0.58%) Verint
13 2 (0.39%) Apple
13 2 (0.39%) HubSpot
13 2 (0.39%) Palo Alto
13 2 (0.39%) StreamSets