Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Scotland
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 16 22
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 -8
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 409 617 528
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 10.73% 11.59% 9.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.72% 12.40% 9.82%
Number of salaries quoted 203 391 296
Median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% -4.55%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £66,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 3,491 4,975 5,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 91.58% 93.46% 93.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2,245 3,247 3,637
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £71,000 £68,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020. 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 +1 213 £45,000 -10.00% 18
Glasgow -16 121 £42,500 -5.56% 19
Aberdeen 0 21 £42,500 -10.53% 4
West Lothian +29 20 £31,500 +1.61% 2
Dundee 0 17 £36,500 -33.47%
Fife 0 5 £47,500 +5.56% 1
North Lanarkshire - 3 £28,000 - 1
Aberdeenshire +2 1 £36,000 - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 £50,000 - 1
Lothian - 1 £45,000 -
Stirling - 1 £50,000 - 2
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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.

1 101 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (24.21%) Finance
2 99 (24.21%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (20.29%) Software Engineering
4 77 (18.83%) Degree
5 76 (18.58%) SQL
6 74 (18.09%) JavaScript
7 67 (16.38%) C#
8 66 (16.14%) Windows
9 65 (15.89%) Microsoft
10 63 (15.40%) Java
11 61 (14.91%) Azure
12 58 (14.18%) .NET
13 51 (12.47%) AWS
14 50 (12.22%) SQL Server
15 49 (11.98%) Relational Database
16 48 (11.74%) AngularJS
17 47 (11.49%) Decision-Making
18 42 (10.27%) Linux
19 40 (9.78%) Computer Science
20 38 (9.29%) Python
20 38 (9.29%) HTML
20 38 (9.29%) Node.js
21 36 (8.80%) CSS
21 36 (8.80%) Scrum
22 33 (8.07%) Use Case
23 32 (7.82%) Banking
23 32 (7.82%) ITIL
24 31 (7.58%) RDBMS
24 31 (7.58%) Test Automation

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 23 (5.62%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.71%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.47%) SAS
3 6 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (1.22%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.73%) Confluence
5 3 (0.73%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.24%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.24%) Apache
7 1 (0.24%) CMS
7 1 (0.24%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.24%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.98%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.98%) OrCAD
3 2 (0.49%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (4.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.98%) Oracle Assets
3 4 (0.98%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.98%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 61 (14.91%) Azure
2 51 (12.47%) AWS
3 31 (7.58%) GCP
4 30 (7.33%) Office 365
5 16 (3.91%) SaaS
6 15 (3.67%) G Suite
7 11 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (2.69%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (1.71%) Serverless
10 6 (1.47%) IaaS
11 5 (1.22%) PaaS
12 4 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.73%) Azure Functions
13 3 (0.73%) Power Platform
14 2 (0.49%) iTunes
14 2 (0.49%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.49%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.49%) Slack
14 2 (0.49%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.38%) Firewall
2 9 (2.20%) DNS
2 9 (2.20%) Internet
2 9 (2.20%) WAN
3 8 (1.96%) Network Security
3 8 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.71%) BGP
4 7 (1.71%) Junos
4 7 (1.71%) LAN
4 7 (1.71%) MPLS
4 7 (1.71%) OSPF
4 7 (1.71%) RSVP
4 7 (1.71%) VPLS
5 6 (1.47%) DHCP
5 6 (1.47%) VPN
5 6 (1.47%) Wireless
6 4 (0.98%) VoIP
7 3 (0.73%) Skype
8 2 (0.49%) SAN
9 1 (0.24%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 49 (11.98%) Relational Database
3 31 (7.58%) RDBMS
4 16 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (3.42%) MySQL
6 11 (2.69%) MongoDB
6 11 (2.69%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.20%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.96%) Big Data
9 6 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.98%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.73%) DB2
12 3 (0.73%) Power BI
13 2 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
14 1 (0.24%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 20 (4.89%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.18%) JIRA
3 11 (2.69%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.47%) Selenium
5 4 (0.98%) Ant
5 4 (0.98%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.98%) JUnit
5 4 (0.98%) Maven
5 4 (0.98%) PhantomJS
6 3 (0.73%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.73%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.49%) Gradle
7 2 (0.49%) REST Assured
8 1 (0.24%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.24%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.24%) Postman
8 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 99 (24.21%) Finance
2 32 (7.82%) Banking
3 16 (3.91%) Public Sector
4 15 (3.67%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.93%) Legal
6 10 (2.44%) Games
7 6 (1.47%) Electronics
7 6 (1.47%) Law
7 6 (1.47%) Marketing
8 4 (0.98%) Billing
8 4 (0.98%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.98%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.98%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.73%) Back Office
9 3 (0.73%) Front Office
9 3 (0.73%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.49%) Retail
11 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (22.00%) Developer
2 67 (16.38%) Analyst
3 52 (12.71%) Software Engineer
4 32 (7.82%) Support Analyst
5 26 (6.36%) Software Developer
6 23 (5.62%) .NET Developer
6 23 (5.62%) Senior Developer
7 21 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
8 18 (4.40%) Java Developer
8 18 (4.40%) Junior
9 17 (4.16%) Applications Support
10 16 (3.91%) Consultant
10 16 (3.91%) Senior Support Analyst
11 13 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (3.18%) Java Engineer
12 12 (2.93%) Applications Support Analyst
12 12 (2.93%) Business Analyst
12 12 (2.93%) Senior Software Developer
12 12 (2.93%) Test Engineer
13 11 (2.69%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (14.18%) .NET
2 48 (11.74%) AngularJS
3 38 (9.29%) HTML
3 38 (9.29%) Node.js
4 36 (8.80%) CSS
5 29 (7.09%) React
6 22 (5.38%) HTML5
7 21 (5.13%) ASP.NET
8 20 (4.89%) Spring
9 17 (4.16%) CSS3
10 15 (3.67%) Express
11 14 (3.42%) Web Services
12 11 (2.69%) REST
12 11 (2.69%) RESTful
13 10 (2.44%) SOAP
14 9 (2.20%) Hibernate
15 8 (1.96%) jQuery
15 8 (1.96%) Spring Boot
16 7 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web API
16 7 (1.71%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 99 (24.21%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.89%) User Experience
3 18 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.42%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.44%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.71%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.71%) Replication
6 7 (1.71%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (1.47%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.22%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.22%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.22%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.98%) e-Health
9 4 (0.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.98%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (0.98%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 66 (16.14%) Windows
2 42 (10.27%) Linux
3 26 (6.36%) Windows Server
4 18 (4.40%) Unix
5 12 (2.93%) Android
5 12 (2.93%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.22%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (0.98%) HPUX
8 4 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.98%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.73%) AIX
9 3 (0.73%) Solaris
10 2 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.24%) CentOS
11 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (20.29%) Software Engineering
3 47 (11.49%) Decision-Making
4 40 (9.78%) Computer Science
5 36 (8.80%) Scrum
6 33 (8.07%) Use Case
7 32 (7.82%) ITIL
8 31 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
8 31 (7.58%) Test Automation
9 30 (7.33%) Mentoring
9 30 (7.33%) Service Delivery
10 29 (7.09%) Cybersecurity
11 28 (6.85%) SDLC
12 27 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (6.60%) Mathematics
13 26 (6.36%) Fintech
13 26 (6.36%) SIEM
14 25 (6.11%) Security Operations
15 24 (5.87%) Project Delivery
16 23 (5.62%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 76 (18.58%) SQL
2 74 (18.09%) JavaScript
3 67 (16.38%) C#
4 63 (15.40%) Java
5 38 (9.29%) Python
6 21 (5.13%) PowerShell
7 18 (4.40%) C++
7 18 (4.40%) T-SQL
8 15 (3.67%) Google Apps Script
9 13 (3.18%) Java 8
10 12 (2.93%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.44%) VB
12 8 (1.96%) C
13 7 (1.71%) PHP
13 7 (1.71%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.71%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.71%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.47%) Ruby
15 5 (1.22%) Go
16 4 (0.98%) Perl
Qualifications
1 77 (18.83%) Degree
2 18 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (3.42%) CISM
3 14 (3.42%) CISSP
4 11 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.20%) CCNA
6 7 (1.71%) JNCIA
7 6 (1.47%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.22%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.98%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.98%) OCA
9 4 (0.98%) OCP
9 4 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.98%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.73%) PhD
10 3 (0.73%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.49%) HND
11 2 (0.49%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.69%) QA
2 8 (1.96%) GDPR
3 5 (1.22%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.22%) SLA
4 3 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.73%) PMO
5 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.49%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.24%) IFRS
6 1 (0.24%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.24%) PSD2
System Software
1 30 (7.33%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.89%) Docker
3 11 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.98%) Firmware
6 2 (0.49%) HDFS
7 1 (0.24%) KVM
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.24%) vSphere
7 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (4.40%) Ansible
2 17 (4.16%) Terraform
3 16 (3.91%) Kubernetes
4 12 (2.93%) Puppet
5 8 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.71%) FortiGate
6 7 (1.71%) SCCM
7 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.49%) BMC Performance Manager
8 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.24%) Grafana
9 1 (0.24%) Nagios
9 1 (0.24%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (15.89%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.09%) Google
3 28 (6.85%) Oracle
4 22 (5.38%) Splunk
5 13 (3.18%) Cisco
6 12 (2.93%) VMware
7 7 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.47%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.22%) IBM
10 4 (0.98%) Altera
10 4 (0.98%) CyberArk
10 4 (0.98%) Reuters
10 4 (0.98%) Symantec
10 4 (0.98%) Xilinx
11 3 (0.73%) SAP
11 3 (0.73%) Sophos
11 3 (0.73%) Tableau
12 2 (0.49%) Ab Initio
12 2 (0.49%) Cognos
12 2 (0.49%) Remedy