Period
to 18 January 2019

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

Academic Degree
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 5 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 51 21 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 27.57% 24.14% 14.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 92.73% 77.78% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 8
West Lothian median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £32,875 £37,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £48,250 £45,275
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +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 55 27 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 29.73% 31.03% 18.52%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 11
West Lothian median annual salary £46,250 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.63% +14.29% -17.65%
10th Percentile £33,625 £28,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £53,375 £47,500 £43,750
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.63%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 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
Livingston +7 32 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Linlithgow -13 19 - - 4
Degree
Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT jobs citing Degree 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Degree.

1 37 (72.55%) Oracle
2 35 (68.63%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (52.94%) SQL
4 24 (47.06%) Computer Science
5 23 (45.10%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (45.10%) C#
6 22 (43.14%) PL/SQL
7 21 (41.18%) Finance
7 21 (41.18%) Software Engineering
8 19 (37.25%) Test Automation
9 18 (35.29%) Oracle EBS
9 18 (35.29%) Oracle ERP
9 18 (35.29%) ERP
10 17 (33.33%) JavaScript
11 16 (31.37%) Linux
12 15 (29.41%) C++
12 15 (29.41%) C
13 14 (27.45%) Management Information System
13 14 (27.45%) Scrum
13 14 (27.45%) Java
13 14 (27.45%) Kanban
13 14 (27.45%) Microservices
13 14 (27.45%) AngularJS
13 14 (27.45%) Scenario Testing
14 13 (25.49%) JSON
14 13 (25.49%) Python
14 13 (25.49%) Shell Script
15 12 (23.53%) Perl
16 11 (21.57%) Refactoring
16 11 (21.57%) Kubernetes

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (13.73%) Apache
1 7 (13.73%) JBoss
1 7 (13.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (35.29%) Oracle EBS
1 18 (35.29%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) HTTP
1 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.92%) Firewall
3 1 (1.96%) Broadband
3 1 (1.96%) Internet
3 1 (1.96%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) ClearCase
1 8 (15.69%) Git (software)
2 7 (13.73%) CppUnit
2 7 (13.73%) JUnit
3 5 (9.80%) HP UFT
3 5 (9.80%) SoapUI
4 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.88%) Selenium
5 2 (3.92%) Ranorex
General
1 21 (41.18%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Software Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Business Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Consultant
2 9 (17.65%) ERP Consultant
2 9 (17.65%) Functional Consultant
2 9 (17.65%) Oracle Consultant
2 9 (17.65%) Oracle Functional Consultant
2 9 (17.65%) Technical Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Technical Business Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) Developer
4 4 (7.84%) .NET Developer
4 4 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (7.84%) C# Developer
4 4 (7.84%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Software Developer
5 3 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (27.45%) AngularJS
2 13 (25.49%) JSON
3 7 (13.73%) Kafka
3 7 (13.73%) RESTful
3 7 (13.73%) SOAP
3 7 (13.73%) WebSockets
3 7 (13.73%) XML
4 4 (7.84%) .NET
5 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.92%) HTML
7 1 (1.96%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (45.10%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (27.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.92%) Fintech
4 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.96%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 16 (31.37%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (68.63%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (47.06%) Computer Science
3 21 (41.18%) Software Engineering
4 19 (37.25%) Test Automation
5 18 (35.29%) ERP
6 14 (27.45%) Kanban
6 14 (27.45%) Microservices
6 14 (27.45%) Scenario Testing
6 14 (27.45%) Scrum
7 11 (21.57%) Refactoring
8 9 (17.65%) Regression Testing
8 9 (17.65%) System Testing
9 8 (15.69%) Configuration Management
10 7 (13.73%) Multithreaded Programming
10 7 (13.73%) Multithreading
10 7 (13.73%) Open Source
10 7 (13.73%) Web Application Development
11 4 (7.84%) DevOps
11 4 (7.84%) ITIL
11 4 (7.84%) OO
Programming Languages
1 27 (52.94%) SQL
2 23 (45.10%) C#
3 22 (43.14%) PL/SQL
4 17 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 15 (29.41%) C
5 15 (29.41%) C++
6 14 (27.45%) Java
7 13 (25.49%) Python
7 13 (25.49%) Shell Script
8 12 (23.53%) Perl
9 2 (3.92%) R
9 2 (3.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.92%) HND
2 2 (3.92%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (21.57%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.88%) Terraform
3 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.96%) Ansible
Vendors
1 37 (72.55%) Oracle
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft