Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 13 4
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 18 10 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 20.45% 11.76% 16.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 72.00% 83.33% 59.52%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 8
West Lothian median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -20.00% +9.38%
10th Percentile £36,375 £30,000 £32,250
90th Percentile £47,000 £41,950 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% -3.75%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Lothian
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 25 12 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 28.41% 14.12% 28.38%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 21
West Lothian median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -22.22% +20.00%
10th Percentile £29,250 £30,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £46,500 £41,300 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Lothian.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in West Lothian

Degree
Salary Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Degree in West Lothian.

Salary trend for Degree in West Lothian

Degree
Salary Histogram in West Lothian

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in West Lothian over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Degree in West Lothian

Degree
Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the West Lothian region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Livingston +5 15 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Degree
Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Lothian region with a requirement for Degree.

1 15 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 12 (66.67%) C++
3 11 (61.11%) C#
4 8 (44.44%) C
4 8 (44.44%) Electronics
4 8 (44.44%) Physics
4 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 7 (38.89%) Python
5 7 (38.89%) Firmware
5 7 (38.89%) SQL
5 7 (38.89%) .NET
5 7 (38.89%) Windows
6 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (33.33%) XML
6 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 6 (33.33%) Manufacturing
6 6 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (33.33%) Optoelectronics
7 5 (27.78%) OOD
8 4 (22.22%) OO
8 4 (22.22%) SDLC
9 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
9 3 (16.67%) WPF
9 3 (16.67%) Linux
9 3 (16.67%) Delphi
9 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 2 (11.11%) VxWorks
10 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 2 (11.11%) Ethernet

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.56%) RS-232
3 1 (5.56%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 8 (44.44%) Electronics
2 6 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Software Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Firmware Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.56%) DBA
6 1 (5.56%) Delphi Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Engineering Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (16.67%) WPF
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.56%) Qt
4 1 (5.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Optoelectronics
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (11.11%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.56%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (11.11%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 8 (44.44%) Physics
2 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 6 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (27.78%) OOD
5 4 (22.22%) OO
5 4 (22.22%) SDLC
6 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
7 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (5.56%) Electronic Design Automation
7 1 (5.56%) High Availability
7 1 (5.56%) OOP
7 1 (5.56%) Project Management
7 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
7 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
7 1 (5.56%) Signal Processing
7 1 (5.56%) SQL Optimisation
7 1 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C++
2 11 (61.11%) C#
3 8 (44.44%) C
4 7 (38.89%) Python
4 7 (38.89%) SQL
5 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (16.67%) Delphi
7 1 (5.56%) Julia
7 1 (5.56%) Lisp
7 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
7 1 (5.56%) Tcl
7 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 13485
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.56%) JTAG
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft