Public Sector Jobs in Scotland

Public Sector
UK > Scotland

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 4 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
4 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 103 74 40
Rank change year-on-year -29 -34 +46
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 180 188 358
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 3.58% 3.85% 6.58%
As % of the General category 4.93% 5.24% 10.77%
Number of salaries quoted 70 98 132
10th Percentile £26,229 £32,500 £31,425
25th Percentile £38,084 £38,381 £38,944
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,272 £50,250 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.91% +11.67% -14.29%
75th Percentile £53,750 £63,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £69,820 £77,950 £66,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £56,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -2.65% +2.73% -

All General Skills
Scotland

Public Sector is in the General Skills 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 common skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,650 3,589 3,324
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 72.69% 73.47% 61.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,479 1,776 1,817
10th Percentile £25,000 £32,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £59,526 £51,569
Median % change year-on-year -11.80% +15.43% +3.14%
75th Percentile £67,500 £77,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,510 £89,427 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,331 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.84% +0.55% +9.09%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Public Sector as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in Scotland

Public Sector
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in Scotland.

Salary trend for Public Sector in Scotland

Public Sector
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Public Sector in Scotland over the 6 months to 4 March 2024.

Salary histogram for Public Sector in Scotland

Public Sector
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Public Sector within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 4 March 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
Edinburgh +30 63 £46,522 -1.54% 28
Glasgow -70 61 £52,500 +0.45% 19
Dundee - 20 £45,000 - 2
Scottish Borders +5 8 - -
West Lothian +4 5 - - 2
Stirling -6 5 - -
North Lanarkshire - 5 £32,500 -
Lanarkshire +1 3 - - 7
Inverclyde 0 2 £45,000 +16.88%
Aberdeen -13 1 £27,500 -63.33% 1
East Lothian - 1 - -
East Ayrshire - 1 £29,500 - 3
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £42,500 - 1
Public Sector
UK

Public Sector
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 14 (7.78%) JBoss
1 14 (7.78%) Red Hat Fuse
2 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Exchange
3 2 (1.11%) Anypoint
3 2 (1.11%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.56%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.56%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 13 (7.22%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.56%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.67%) Azure
2 11 (6.11%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (5.00%) SaaS
4 8 (4.44%) AWS
5 4 (2.22%) OCI
6 3 (1.67%) Entra ID
6 3 (1.67%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.11%) dbt
7 2 (1.11%) Serverless
8 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.56%) Azure DevOps
8 1 (0.56%) Azure Sentinel
8 1 (0.56%) GitHub
8 1 (0.56%) GitHub Actions
8 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.00%) HTTP
1 9 (5.00%) MQTT
2 2 (1.11%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.11%) LAN
2 2 (1.11%) SAN
2 2 (1.11%) WAN
3 1 (0.56%) Firewall
3 1 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.56%) Modbus
3 1 (0.56%) Network Security
3 1 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.56%) VLAN
3 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.33%) DB2
2 9 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.78%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.67%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.11%) MySQL
5 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.56%) DTS
6 1 (0.56%) Metadata
6 1 (0.56%) Power BI
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (7.78%) IntelliJ
2 13 (7.22%) Git
3 5 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.67%) GitLab
4 3 (1.67%) JIRA
5 2 (1.11%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.56%) Flyway
6 1 (0.56%) Liquibase
6 1 (0.56%) MSI
6 1 (0.56%) Postman
6 1 (0.56%) REST Assured
6 1 (0.56%) Selenium
6 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 89 (49.44%) Social Skills
2 59 (32.78%) Finance
3 27 (15.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 24 (13.33%) Marketing
4 24 (13.33%) Presentation Skills
5 23 (12.78%) Manufacturing
6 19 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (7.22%) Electronics
7 13 (7.22%) Legal
7 13 (7.22%) Telecoms
8 12 (6.67%) Retail
9 7 (3.89%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (3.33%) Police
11 5 (2.78%) Influencing Skills
12 3 (1.67%) Publishing
13 2 (1.11%) Documentation Skills
14 1 (0.56%) Games
14 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (20.00%) Senior
2 34 (18.89%) Analyst
3 27 (15.00%) Business Analyst
4 23 (12.78%) Developer
5 22 (12.22%) Software Engineer
6 13 (7.22%) IT Manager
6 13 (7.22%) Project Manager
6 13 (7.22%) Senior Software Engineer
7 12 (6.67%) Java Engineer
7 12 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
7 12 (6.67%) Senior Java Engineer
7 12 (6.67%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 11 (6.11%) Development Manager
9 10 (5.56%) Business Development Manager
9 10 (5.56%) Business Manager
10 9 (5.00%) Audit Manager
10 9 (5.00%) IT Audit Manager
10 9 (5.00%) Payroll Manager
11 7 (3.89%) Delivery Manager
11 7 (3.89%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.11%) Spring
2 28 (15.56%) Hibernate
3 27 (15.00%) AngularJS
4 18 (10.00%) JPA
5 17 (9.44%) REST
5 17 (9.44%) Web Services
6 16 (8.89%) XML
7 14 (7.78%) CSS
7 14 (7.78%) HTML
7 14 (7.78%) Java EE
7 14 (7.78%) JSON
7 14 (7.78%) React
7 14 (7.78%) SOAP
7 14 (7.78%) XSD
8 11 (6.11%) .NET
9 10 (5.56%) RESTful
10 9 (5.00%) Django
10 9 (5.00%) Flask
10 9 (5.00%) Node.js
11 4 (2.22%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (5.00%) Arduino
3 9 (5.00%) Onboarding
3 9 (5.00%) Raspberry Pi
4 7 (3.89%) IoT
5 4 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.67%) Product Ownership
6 3 (1.67%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.56%) BYOD
7 1 (0.56%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.56%) FPGA
7 1 (0.56%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.56%) Security Posture
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.22%) Windows
2 18 (10.00%) Linux
3 16 (8.89%) Windows Server
4 15 (8.33%) Unix
5 2 (1.11%) Android
5 2 (1.11%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.11%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.56%) Solaris
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (36.67%) Agile
2 41 (22.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 40 (22.22%) Programme Management
4 35 (19.44%) Actionable Insight
4 35 (19.44%) Software Engineering
5 33 (18.33%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (18.33%) User Experience
6 31 (17.22%) Business Analysis
7 27 (15.00%) Project Management
8 26 (14.44%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 25 (13.89%) Analytics
9 25 (13.89%) Impact Assessments
10 24 (13.33%) Mentoring
11 23 (12.78%) Business Case
11 23 (12.78%) Front End Development
11 23 (12.78%) Self-Awareness
12 22 (12.22%) Creative Thinking
12 22 (12.22%) Data Analytics
13 19 (10.56%) Collaborative Working
13 19 (10.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.56%) SQL
2 29 (16.11%) Java
3 21 (11.67%) Python
4 19 (10.56%) C#
5 10 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.44%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.67%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.11%) C
8 2 (1.11%) C++
8 2 (1.11%) Ruby
8 2 (1.11%) Scala
9 1 (0.56%) Bash
9 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.56%) R
9 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (23.89%) Degree
2 40 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 36 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 14 (7.78%) CISA
5 10 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.78%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.78%) PMP
8 4 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.22%) HND
8 4 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.22%) MCSE
9 3 (1.67%) CCNP
9 3 (1.67%) HNC
9 3 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (1.11%) CCDP
10 2 (1.11%) CCSP
10 2 (1.11%) CISSP
10 2 (1.11%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.89%) PMO
2 13 (7.22%) ITGC
3 4 (2.22%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (6.67%) Firmware
2 5 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.56%) Embedded Firmware
3 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 1 (0.56%) Ansible
1 1 (0.56%) SCCM
1 1 (0.56%) Terraform
1 1 (0.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 41 (22.78%) Microsoft
2 27 (15.00%) SAP
3 21 (11.67%) Oracle
4 13 (7.22%) Sage
5 9 (5.00%) NVIDIA
6 5 (2.78%) VMware
7 2 (1.11%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.11%) NetApp
7 2 (1.11%) Salesforce
7 2 (1.11%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.56%) Adobe
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco
8 1 (0.56%) Dell
8 1 (0.56%) Infor
8 1 (0.56%) Kofax
8 1 (0.56%) Mitel