The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 100 64 71
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 6 39 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.38% 2.65% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 2.76% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5 34 15
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £26,000 £33,900
10% offered a salary of more than £41,800 £49,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Programmer
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 Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1493 1412 1135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.90% 95.86% 95.06%
Number of salaries quoted 972 933 705
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Programmer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Programmer Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Programmer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Programmer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Programmer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 6 (60.00%) C#
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (20.00%) C
4 2 (20.00%) VBA
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) VB
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) HTML5
4 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Mathematics

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) HTML5
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (10.00%) NHibernate
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (10.00%) Physics
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (10.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) MVC
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Master Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Development
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile First
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) C
3 2 (20.00%) VBA
3 2 (20.00%) VB
3 2 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) PhD
2 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Tableau
2 1 (10.00%) Google