Period
to 20 March 2019

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 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 20 14
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 0
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 583 533 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.34% 9.45% 11.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.17% 10.20% 12.36%
Number of salaries quoted 339 293 335
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -5.68% -2.22%
10th Percentile £28,900 £28,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,200 £58,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 4,791 5,228 4,254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.17% 92.73% 92.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3,098 3,514 2,667
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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
Glasgow +13 250 £44,500 -11.00% 51
Edinburgh -3 241 £45,000 +5.88% 63
West Lothian -11 15 £31,500 -30.00% 8
Fife +8 12 £45,500 +13.75% 4
South Lanarkshire - 11 £55,000 -
Dundee +8 10 £54,860 +82.87% 6
Aberdeen +3 8 £42,500 +54.55% 11
Aberdeenshire - 7 - -
West Dunbartonshire +2 5 £44,000 -8.81% 1
Scottish Borders - 3 £21,750 -
Highlands - 3 £52,500 -
Lanarkshire +1 1 £45,000 +32.35%
Argyll and Bute -5 1 £28,000 -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £34,000 - 1
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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.

1 191 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (27.10%) Analytical Skills
3 152 (26.07%) JavaScript
4 138 (23.67%) SQL
5 119 (20.41%) Finance
6 112 (19.21%) HTML
7 109 (18.70%) C#
7 109 (18.70%) CSS
8 105 (18.01%) Java
8 105 (18.01%) Microsoft
9 100 (17.15%) Software Engineering
10 97 (16.64%) Degree
11 93 (15.95%) .NET
12 90 (15.44%) SQL Server
13 76 (13.04%) AngularJS
14 66 (11.32%) Decision-Making
15 61 (10.46%) Amazon AWS
16 57 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
17 54 (9.26%) Windows
18 53 (9.09%) DevOps
19 51 (8.75%) OO
19 51 (8.75%) Oracle
20 50 (8.58%) Git (software)
20 50 (8.58%) Test Automation
21 48 (8.23%) Linux
22 47 (8.06%) Microservices
23 46 (7.89%) Python
23 46 (7.89%) Project Management
24 45 (7.72%) CRM
24 45 (7.72%) MySQL

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 24 (4.12%) SAS
2 19 (3.26%) WebSphere
3 17 (2.92%) JBoss
3 17 (2.92%) WebSphere Application Server
4 15 (2.57%) CMS
5 12 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 12 (2.06%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.89%) WildFly
7 8 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.03%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (0.69%) WebSphere Portal
10 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.34%) Apache
11 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.34%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.34%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.17%) IIS
12 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (4.97%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.03%) SPSS
6 5 (0.86%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.69%) Mathcad
7 4 (0.69%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.34%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.34%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.17%) Maya
9 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.17%) Simulink
9 1 (0.17%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 24 (4.12%) Dynamics AX
1 24 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.74%) Magento
3 5 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.17%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.17%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.17%) OPENContractor
5 1 (0.17%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.17%) Servitor
5 1 (0.17%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 61 (10.46%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (4.80%) Dynamics 365
4 21 (3.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 21 (3.60%) SaaS
5 19 (3.26%) Office 365
6 15 (2.57%) G Suite
7 10 (1.72%) Serverless
8 8 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.03%) TestFlight
10 3 (0.51%) GitHub
10 3 (0.51%) PaaS
11 2 (0.34%) IaaS
11 2 (0.34%) npm
11 2 (0.34%) Trello
12 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.06%) Internet
2 8 (1.37%) LAN
3 7 (1.20%) Firewall
4 6 (1.03%) HTTP
5 5 (0.86%) SAN
5 5 (0.86%) Structured Cabling
5 5 (0.86%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.86%) WAN
6 4 (0.69%) SSL
6 4 (0.69%) VPN
6 4 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.34%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.34%) Network Security
7 2 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.34%) SNMP
7 2 (0.34%) WebEx
7 2 (0.34%) Wireless
8 1 (0.17%) Intranet
8 1 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (15.44%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.72%) MySQL
3 41 (7.03%) Relational Database
4 23 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (2.74%) Big Data
6 16 (2.74%) MariaDB
7 11 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.72%) Power BI
8 10 (1.72%) QlikView
9 9 (1.54%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.37%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.03%) Data Mining
11 6 (1.03%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.03%) Spotfire
12 5 (0.86%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.86%) IBM InfoSphere
12 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 50 (8.58%) Git (software)
2 40 (6.86%) Subversion
3 27 (4.63%) Selenium
4 23 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (3.43%) Visual Studio
6 16 (2.74%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (2.57%) JIRA
8 13 (2.23%) Eclipse
8 13 (2.23%) SpecFlow
8 13 (2.23%) Xdebug
9 11 (1.89%) Android Studio
9 11 (1.89%) Ant
9 11 (1.89%) Gradle
9 11 (1.89%) Hudson
9 11 (1.89%) Jenkins
10 9 (1.54%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.03%) CocoaPods
11 6 (1.03%) Crashlytics
12 3 (0.51%) GitLab
12 3 (0.51%) Protractor
General
1 119 (20.41%) Finance
2 28 (4.80%) Banking
3 17 (2.92%) Manufacturing
4 15 (2.57%) Marketing
5 12 (2.06%) Electronics
6 11 (1.89%) Retail
7 8 (1.37%) Legal
8 7 (1.20%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.86%) Automotive
9 5 (0.86%) Games
10 4 (0.69%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.34%) German Language
12 2 (0.34%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) French Language
13 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 209 (35.85%) Developer
2 62 (10.63%) Analyst
3 58 (9.95%) Software Developer
4 57 (9.78%) Software Engineer
5 46 (7.89%) Senior Developer
6 45 (7.72%) .NET Developer
7 39 (6.69%) Java Developer
8 26 (4.46%) Project Manager
8 26 (4.46%) Senior Software Developer
8 26 (4.46%) Support Engineer
9 25 (4.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 24 (4.12%) Consultant
11 23 (3.95%) Senior .NET Developer
12 22 (3.77%) .NET Software Developer
13 19 (3.26%) Senior .NET Software Developer
14 18 (3.09%) Development Manager
14 18 (3.09%) Senior DevOps
15 17 (2.92%) PHP Developer
16 15 (2.57%) Applications Support
16 15 (2.57%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (19.21%) HTML
2 109 (18.70%) CSS
3 93 (15.95%) .NET
4 76 (13.04%) AngularJS
5 41 (7.03%) Web Services
6 39 (6.69%) Hibernate
7 35 (6.00%) Node.js
7 35 (6.00%) Spring
8 26 (4.46%) HTML5
9 25 (4.29%) React
9 25 (4.29%) SOAP
10 24 (4.12%) ASP.NET
11 23 (3.95%) CSS3
12 22 (3.77%) Laravel
12 22 (3.77%) Symfony
13 20 (3.43%) ASP.NET Web API
13 20 (3.43%) jQuery
14 18 (3.09%) React Native
15 17 (2.92%) LAMP
16 16 (2.74%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 158 (27.10%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.17%) User Experience
3 25 (4.29%) Mobile App
4 24 (4.12%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.09%) Algorithms
6 16 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.72%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.37%) Replication
10 7 (1.20%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.20%) Fintech
10 7 (1.20%) Internet of Things
10 7 (1.20%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.20%) Video\Live Streaming
10 7 (1.20%) VSAM
11 6 (1.03%) PMI
11 6 (1.03%) Social Media
12 5 (0.86%) iPad
12 5 (0.86%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.26%) Windows
2 48 (8.23%) Linux
3 37 (6.35%) Unix
4 27 (4.63%) Apple iOS
5 22 (3.77%) Windows Server
6 18 (3.09%) Android
7 11 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (1.72%) Windows 10
8 10 (1.72%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.34%) AIX
11 2 (0.34%) Solaris
11 2 (0.34%) zOS
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (17.15%) Software Engineering
3 66 (11.32%) Decision-Making
4 57 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 53 (9.09%) DevOps
6 51 (8.75%) OO
7 50 (8.58%) Test Automation
8 47 (8.06%) Microservices
9 46 (7.89%) Project Management
10 45 (7.72%) Analytics
10 45 (7.72%) CRM
11 43 (7.38%) SDLC
12 42 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (7.03%) Continuous Improvement
14 40 (6.86%) Scrum
15 39 (6.69%) Web Development
16 37 (6.35%) Computer Science
17 34 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
18 32 (5.49%) ITIL
19 29 (4.97%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 152 (26.07%) JavaScript
2 138 (23.67%) SQL
3 109 (18.70%) C#
4 105 (18.01%) Java
5 46 (7.89%) Python
6 34 (5.83%) PHP
7 18 (3.09%) Perl
8 15 (2.57%) C++
8 15 (2.57%) PowerShell
8 15 (2.57%) X++
9 13 (2.23%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.72%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.54%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.37%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.37%) VB
13 7 (1.20%) C
13 7 (1.20%) COBOL
13 7 (1.20%) Fortran
13 7 (1.20%) R
14 6 (1.03%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 97 (16.64%) Degree
2 15 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (2.23%) ISTQB
4 9 (1.54%) PhD
5 8 (1.37%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.03%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.86%) CCNA
7 5 (0.86%) HND
7 5 (0.86%) ISEB
8 4 (0.69%) CCNP
9 3 (0.51%) MCITP
9 3 (0.51%) MCP
9 3 (0.51%) MCSE
9 3 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.51%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.34%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.12%) SLA
2 12 (2.06%) QA
3 10 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.03%) PMO
5 5 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.34%) GDPR
8 1 (0.17%) GxP
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (4.46%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.09%) Docker
3 11 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.20%) Time Sharing Option
5 4 (0.69%) Firmware
6 3 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.17%) HDFS
7 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (2.57%) Terraform
2 11 (1.89%) Ansible
3 10 (1.72%) Puppet
4 7 (1.20%) CA Endevor
5 5 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.86%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.86%) SCCM
6 3 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.34%) Packer
7 2 (0.34%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.17%) Graphite
8 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.17%) Icinga
8 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 105 (18.01%) Microsoft
2 51 (8.75%) Oracle
3 21 (3.60%) Google
4 19 (3.26%) IBM
5 17 (2.92%) Zend
6 16 (2.74%) VMware
7 14 (2.40%) Tableau
8 12 (2.06%) Cisco
9 11 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
10 9 (1.54%) Ab Initio
11 8 (1.37%) Splunk
12 7 (1.20%) Xamarin
13 6 (1.03%) Citrix
14 5 (0.86%) AppDynamics
14 5 (0.86%) Cadence
14 5 (0.86%) Dynatrace
14 5 (0.86%) Fiserv
14 5 (0.86%) Informatica
14 5 (0.86%) Synopsys
14 5 (0.86%) Twitter