Problem-Solving Jobs in Scotland

Problem Solving
UK > Scotland

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland requiring Problem-Solving skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Problem-Solving over the 6 months leading up to 12 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
12 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 22 15 6
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9 +10
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 878 590 1,098
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 12.84% 13.78% 17.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.36% 14.55% 18.98%
Number of salaries quoted 394 275 449
10th Percentile £25,818 £31,250 £31,227
25th Percentile £34,000 £38,433 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% -4.76% +16.67%
75th Percentile £62,306 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £79,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £49,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -10.91% - +7.32%

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland

Problem-Solving falls under the Processes and Methodologies category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring process or methodology skills in Scotland.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,115 4,054 5,784
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 89.41% 94.68% 91.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2,571 2,031 2,895
10th Percentile £28,250 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +12.24%
75th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £83,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,899 £60,000
% change year-on-year -9.69% +1.50% +9.09%

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 12 June 2024.

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 12 June 2024. 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
Jobs
Glasgow -15 505 £42,500 -15.00% 78
Edinburgh +2 180 £60,000 +9.09% 55
Aberdeen +13 43 £40,500 -31.06% 24
Fife +8 26 £50,000 +26.58% 8
Lanarkshire +2 19 £45,000 -7.69% 37
North Lanarkshire - 16 £13,000 - 5
Stirling +3 14 £31,500 -3.08% 7
Renfrewshire +2 13 £52,500 - 2
Dundee -2 11 £45,000 +13.22% 7
West Lothian +3 10 £26,250 -35.19% 7
Aberdeenshire +2 7 £30,000 +25.00% 7
Banffshire - 4 £22,000 -
South Lanarkshire +5 3 £40,000 - 4
West Dunbartonshire +1 3 £27,500 - 1
Falkirk 0 3 £50,000 - 6
Argyll and Bute - 3 - -
East Ayrshire - 3 £29,500 - 1
Clackmannanshire - 2 £51,500 - 2
Perth and Kinross -2 1 - - 2
Inverclyde -4 1 £50,000 - 2
Highlands - 1 - - 7
South Ayrshire - 1 - - 2
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £23,000 - 1
Problem-Solving
UK

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 125 (14.24%) Apache Spark
2 59 (6.72%) Apache
3 18 (2.05%) Confluence
3 18 (2.05%) FileNet
4 17 (1.94%) Cloud Foundry
5 14 (1.59%) IIS
6 13 (1.48%) SharePoint
7 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Exchange
8 4 (0.46%) OpenEdge
9 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.23%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (1.25%) Sketch
5 3 (0.34%) InVision
5 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.25%) Endur
3 4 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Maximo
4 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.11%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 227 (25.85%) AWS
2 142 (16.17%) Azure
3 62 (7.06%) GCP
4 60 (6.83%) Microsoft 365
5 53 (6.04%) Cloud Computing
6 52 (5.92%) Power Platform
7 42 (4.78%) Amazon S3
8 36 (4.10%) Dynamics 365
9 28 (3.19%) SaaS
10 24 (2.73%) Miro
11 16 (1.82%) Figma
11 16 (1.82%) Google Docs
12 13 (1.48%) Entra ID
13 12 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
13 12 (1.37%) Lucidchart
13 12 (1.37%) Slack
14 11 (1.25%) Azure DevOps
15 9 (1.03%) BlazeMeter
16 8 (0.91%) Heroku
17 6 (0.68%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.19%) Network Security
2 23 (2.62%) Firewall
3 21 (2.39%) WAN
4 20 (2.28%) VPN
5 17 (1.94%) Kerberos
6 14 (1.59%) Internet
7 12 (1.37%) IPsec
8 11 (1.25%) VoIP
8 11 (1.25%) Wireless
9 10 (1.14%) LAN
9 10 (1.14%) SAN
9 10 (1.14%) SNMP
9 10 (1.14%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.91%) DNS
11 7 (0.80%) NAS
12 6 (0.68%) HTTP
12 6 (0.68%) MQTT
13 5 (0.57%) DHCP
14 4 (0.46%) VLAN
14 4 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (16.29%) NoSQL
2 100 (11.39%) Big Data
3 53 (6.04%) Hadoop
4 42 (4.78%) Elasticsearch
4 42 (4.78%) Power BI
5 33 (3.76%) SQL Server
6 19 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (2.16%) MySQL
7 18 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
7 18 (2.05%) BigQuery
8 17 (1.94%) Amazon Aurora
8 17 (1.94%) CockroachDB
8 17 (1.94%) Looker
8 17 (1.94%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.59%) MongoDB
10 13 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.37%) Redis
11 12 (1.37%) Scylla
12 11 (1.25%) MS Access
13 7 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (5.01%) JIRA
2 29 (3.30%) Maven
3 26 (2.96%) Jenkins
4 21 (2.39%) JUnit
5 16 (1.82%) GitLab
6 15 (1.71%) LabVIEW
7 13 (1.48%) Git
8 12 (1.37%) CircleCI
9 10 (1.14%) Cucumber
9 10 (1.14%) Cypress.io
9 10 (1.14%) JMeter
10 9 (1.03%) Gradle
11 3 (0.34%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.11%) Mockito
12 1 (0.11%) Postman
12 1 (0.11%) Selenium
12 1 (0.11%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 391 (44.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 379 (43.17%) Finance
3 319 (36.33%) Law
4 287 (32.69%) Social Skills
5 187 (21.30%) Marketing
6 178 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
7 92 (10.48%) Legal
8 58 (6.61%) Banking
9 47 (5.35%) Influencing Skills
10 46 (5.24%) Investment Banking
11 30 (3.42%) Manufacturing
12 25 (2.85%) Presentation Skills
13 24 (2.73%) Organisational Skills
14 22 (2.51%) Electronics
15 21 (2.39%) Public Sector
16 20 (2.28%) Telecoms
17 17 (1.94%) Retail
18 16 (1.82%) Publishing
19 14 (1.59%) Aviation
20 11 (1.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 309 (35.19%) Software Engineer
2 188 (21.41%) Senior
3 177 (20.16%) Lead
4 136 (15.49%) Senior Software Engineer
5 129 (14.69%) Lead Software Engineer
6 99 (11.28%) Developer
7 94 (10.71%) Java Engineer
7 94 (10.71%) Java Software Engineer
8 84 (9.57%) Big Data Engineer
8 84 (9.57%) Big Data Software Engineer
9 83 (9.45%) Scala Engineer
9 83 (9.45%) Scala Software Engineer
10 75 (8.54%) AWS Engineer
11 74 (8.43%) AWS Software Engineer
12 72 (8.20%) Analyst
13 69 (7.86%) Senior Java Engineer
13 69 (7.86%) Senior Java Software Engineer
14 67 (7.63%) Lead Java Engineer
15 47 (5.35%) Java Scala Software Engineer
16 42 (4.78%) Senior Big Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (11.28%) React
2 84 (9.57%) Spring
3 60 (6.83%) AngularJS
4 57 (6.49%) GraphQL
5 51 (5.81%) Kafka
6 46 (5.24%) .NET
7 44 (5.01%) CSS
8 42 (4.78%) HTML
8 42 (4.78%) Node.js
9 38 (4.33%) Spring Boot
10 31 (3.53%) REST
11 26 (2.96%) PySpark
12 24 (2.73%) OAuth
13 23 (2.62%) JSON
14 21 (2.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 20 (2.28%) Hibernate
15 20 (2.28%) J2EE
16 18 (2.05%) JMS
16 18 (2.05%) jQuery
16 18 (2.05%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 75 (8.54%) Cloud Native
2 54 (6.15%) Algorithms
3 46 (5.24%) Onboarding
4 42 (4.78%) Product Ownership
5 37 (4.21%) Public Cloud
6 29 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (2.73%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.05%) Driving Licence
9 15 (1.71%) Distributed Applications
10 14 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.48%) Data Centre
11 13 (1.48%) Data Structures
12 11 (1.25%) Clustering
13 9 (1.03%) Market Risk
14 8 (0.91%) Distributed Systems
15 7 (0.80%) Credit Derivative
15 7 (0.80%) Derivative
15 7 (0.80%) IoT
15 7 (0.80%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.80%) Operational Technology
Operating Systems
1 60 (6.83%) Windows
2 51 (5.81%) Linux
3 26 (2.96%) Unix
4 19 (2.16%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.25%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.14%) Android
6 10 (1.14%) Data ONTAP
7 6 (0.68%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.46%) AIX
9 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (45.90%) Agile
2 353 (40.21%) Software Engineering
3 271 (30.87%) SDLC
4 218 (24.83%) Operational Stability
5 185 (21.07%) Decision-Making
6 168 (19.13%) Artificial Intelligence
7 165 (18.79%) Machine Learning
8 158 (18.00%) CI/CD
9 132 (15.03%) Continuous Improvement
10 129 (14.69%) Tech Ops
11 126 (14.35%) Computer Science
12 109 (12.41%) Risk Management
13 74 (8.43%) ETL
14 69 (7.86%) DevOps
15 67 (7.63%) Mentoring
15 67 (7.63%) Scrum
16 63 (7.18%) Microservices
17 61 (6.95%) Project Management
18 59 (6.72%) Analytics
18 59 (6.72%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 287 (32.69%) SQL
2 274 (31.21%) Java
3 192 (21.87%) Python
4 96 (10.93%) Scala
5 87 (9.91%) C#
6 74 (8.43%) JavaScript
7 64 (7.29%) TypeScript
8 38 (4.33%) C
9 36 (4.10%) C++
10 20 (2.28%) Bash
10 20 (2.28%) T-SQL
11 15 (1.71%) GLSL
11 15 (1.71%) Groovy
12 13 (1.48%) PowerShell
13 12 (1.37%) Go
13 12 (1.37%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.25%) Kotlin
15 7 (0.80%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.68%) PHP
17 5 (0.57%) Swift
Qualifications
1 164 (18.68%) Degree
2 58 (6.61%) Security Cleared
3 47 (5.35%) SC Cleared
4 36 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (2.28%) Master's Degree
6 14 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.48%) DBS Check
8 7 (0.80%) CISM
8 7 (0.80%) CISSP
8 7 (0.80%) PhD
8 7 (0.80%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.68%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
9 6 (0.68%) HND
10 5 (0.57%) PMP
11 3 (0.34%) Azure Certification
11 3 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.23%) ACCA
12 2 (0.23%) CCIE
12 2 (0.23%) OCP
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (7.40%) QA
2 35 (3.99%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.82%) GDPR
4 13 (1.48%) Accessibility
5 11 (1.25%) WCAG
6 9 (1.03%) NIST
7 5 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.46%) DICOM
8 4 (0.46%) HL7
8 4 (0.46%) ISO 13485
8 4 (0.46%) SOC 2
9 3 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.23%) ITGC
10 2 (0.23%) NCSC
10 2 (0.23%) SLA
11 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.11%) PMO
11 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (3.19%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.51%) Docker
4 13 (1.48%) Firmware
5 11 (1.25%) VMware NSX
6 7 (0.80%) Embedded Firmware
7 5 (0.57%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.46%) vSphere
9 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 84 (9.57%) Kubernetes
2 43 (4.90%) Terraform
3 17 (1.94%) Ansible
4 10 (1.14%) Prometheus
4 10 (1.14%) vCenter Server
5 7 (0.80%) ZABBIX
6 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.34%) SCCM
8 1 (0.11%) Nessus
8 1 (0.11%) Progress Chef
8 1 (0.11%) Rancher
8 1 (0.11%) VxRail
Vendors
1 103 (11.73%) Microsoft
2 54 (6.15%) Google
3 42 (4.78%) Databricks
3 42 (4.78%) VMware
4 40 (4.56%) Oracle
5 14 (1.59%) Cisco
5 14 (1.59%) Dell
6 11 (1.25%) NetApp
6 11 (1.25%) OpenLink
6 11 (1.25%) Palo Alto
7 10 (1.14%) Red Hat
7 10 (1.14%) SolidFire
8 9 (1.03%) SAP
8 9 (1.03%) TOWER Software
8 9 (1.03%) Twitter
9 7 (0.80%) Mitel
10 6 (0.68%) NVIDIA
11 5 (0.57%) Sophos
12 4 (0.46%) BeyondTrust
12 4 (0.46%) Citrix