The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 23 25 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 8 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 3.03% 5.36% 4.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.28% 5.51% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 8
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £21,800 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,750 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Software Developer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
244 272 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 92.42% 97.14% 94.72%
Number of salaries quoted 142 205 218
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Aberdeen region.

Software Developer Salary Trend in Aberdeen

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title.

1 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
2 12 (52.17%) .NET
2 12 (52.17%) C#
3 11 (47.83%) HTML
4 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
4 9 (39.13%) SQL
4 9 (39.13%) CSS
4 9 (39.13%) Web Services
4 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
4 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
5 8 (34.78%) jQuery
6 7 (30.43%) MySQL
6 7 (30.43%) PHP
7 6 (26.09%) Java
7 6 (26.09%) HTML5
7 6 (26.09%) CSS3
8 5 (21.74%) Degree
8 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (17.39%) Advertising
9 4 (17.39%) E-Learning
9 4 (17.39%) WinForms
9 4 (17.39%) VB.NET
9 4 (17.39%) OO
9 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
9 4 (17.39%) SOA
9 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (17.39%) Project Planning
9 4 (17.39%) Symfony
9 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
9 4 (17.39%) Mercurial

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
1 4 (17.39%) Mercurial
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (17.39%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) .NET
2 11 (47.83%) HTML
3 9 (39.13%) CSS
3 9 (39.13%) Web Services
3 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
4 8 (34.78%) jQuery
5 6 (26.09%) HTML5
5 6 (26.09%) CSS3
6 4 (17.39%) WinForms
6 4 (17.39%) Symfony
7 3 (13.04%) XML
8 2 (8.70%) XHTML
9 1 (4.35%) Laravel
9 1 (4.35%) CodeIgniter
9 1 (4.35%) SWT
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (4.35%) RESTful
9 1 (4.35%) COM
9 1 (4.35%) Ajax
9 1 (4.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) E-Learning
1 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.70%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (4.35%) Streaming Video
4 1 (4.35%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) OO
2 4 (17.39%) SOA
2 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (17.39%) Project Planning
2 4 (17.39%) Software Architecture
3 3 (13.04%) OO PHP
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
4 2 (8.70%) MVC
4 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.70%) OOD
4 2 (8.70%) OOP
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analytics
4 2 (8.70%) Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Web Development
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL
5 1 (4.35%) Data Management
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
3 7 (30.43%) PHP
4 6 (26.09%) Java
5 4 (17.39%) VB.NET
6 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.35%) C
7 1 (4.35%) VBA
7 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe