The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 42 39 32
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 55 71 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.24% 5.20% 6.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.54% 5.42% 7.11%
Number of salaries quoted 31 47 69
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £38,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Senior 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 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
1212 1309 1589
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.52% 95.83% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 783 796 1020
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Senior Developer Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Senior Developer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title.

1 51 (47.66%) JavaScript
2 50 (46.73%) HTML
3 45 (42.06%) CSS
4 41 (38.32%) Java
5 40 (37.38%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (31.78%) MVC
7 29 (27.10%) SQL
8 28 (26.17%) .NET
8 28 (26.17%) Web Services
9 27 (25.23%) C#
9 27 (25.23%) OO
9 27 (25.23%) Tomcat
9 27 (25.23%) Spring
10 26 (24.30%) Mentoring
11 25 (23.36%) Web Development
11 25 (23.36%) RESTful
12 23 (21.50%) Finance
13 22 (20.56%) jQuery
14 21 (19.63%) ASP.NET
15 19 (17.76%) SQL Server
15 19 (17.76%) JBoss
15 19 (17.76%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (17.76%) Scrum
15 19 (17.76%) Banking
16 18 (16.82%) JSON
16 18 (16.82%) HTML5
17 17 (15.89%) CSS3
17 17 (15.89%) TDD
17 17 (15.89%) LAMP
17 17 (15.89%) PHP

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (25.23%) Tomcat
2 19 (17.76%) JBoss
3 15 (14.02%) CMS
4 12 (11.21%) Apache
5 7 (6.54%) SharePoint
6 6 (5.61%) Umbraco
7 5 (4.67%) Drupal
7 5 (4.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (4.67%) WordPress
8 4 (3.74%) Alfresco
8 4 (3.74%) SAS
9 2 (1.87%) Node.js
9 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.93%) Liferay
10 1 (0.93%) Magnolia
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.74%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.87%) IaaS
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.61%) Internet
2 2 (1.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.76%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.02%) MySQL
3 10 (9.35%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (8.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (7.48%) BusinessObjects XI
5 8 (7.48%) Oracle BI EE
5 8 (7.48%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (7.48%) QlikView
5 8 (7.48%) RDBMS
5 8 (7.48%) Relational Database
5 8 (7.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (5.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.80%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.80%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.87%) Big Data
10 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (13.08%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.41%) Maven
3 7 (6.54%) Visual Studio
4 6 (5.61%) JUnit
5 5 (4.67%) Artifactory
5 5 (4.67%) Grunt
5 5 (4.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.74%) Ant
6 4 (3.74%) gulp
6 4 (3.74%) Selenium
7 3 (2.80%) WebStorm
8 2 (1.87%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.87%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.87%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (1.87%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.87%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.87%) Xdebug
9 1 (0.93%) Mockito
9 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 23 (21.50%) Finance
2 19 (17.76%) Banking
3 3 (2.80%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.80%) Marketing
4 2 (1.87%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Games
4 2 (1.87%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
5 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (46.73%) HTML
2 45 (42.06%) CSS
3 28 (26.17%) .NET
3 28 (26.17%) Web Services
4 27 (25.23%) Spring
5 25 (23.36%) RESTful
6 22 (20.56%) jQuery
7 21 (19.63%) ASP.NET
8 18 (16.82%) HTML5
8 18 (16.82%) JSON
9 17 (15.89%) CSS3
9 17 (15.89%) LAMP
10 10 (9.35%) Sass
10 10 (9.35%) Servlets
10 10 (9.35%) XML
11 9 (8.41%) AngularJS
11 9 (8.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (8.41%) JSP
12 8 (7.48%) SOAP
13 7 (6.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.61%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.08%) Linux
2 6 (5.61%) Debian
2 6 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.93%) Android
3 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.93%) Unix
3 1 (0.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (37.38%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (31.78%) MVC
3 27 (25.23%) OO
4 26 (24.30%) Mentoring
5 25 (23.36%) Web Development
6 19 (17.76%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (17.76%) Scrum
7 17 (15.89%) TDD
8 16 (14.95%) Software Engineering
9 15 (14.02%) Project Management
9 15 (14.02%) Unit Testing
10 13 (12.15%) Asset Management
11 11 (10.28%) Data Analysis
12 10 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (7.48%) Automated Testing
13 8 (7.48%) Dashboard Development
13 8 (7.48%) Data Modelling
13 8 (7.48%) High Availability
14 7 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (6.54%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 51 (47.66%) JavaScript
2 41 (38.32%) Java
3 29 (27.10%) SQL
4 27 (25.23%) C#
5 17 (15.89%) PHP
6 14 (13.08%) T-SQL
6 14 (13.08%) VBA
7 8 (7.48%) VB.NET
8 7 (6.54%) Perl
9 4 (3.74%) Python
10 3 (2.80%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.80%) Ruby
11 2 (1.87%) C++
12 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.93%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
12 1 (0.93%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 11 (10.28%) Degree
2 3 (2.80%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.87%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.93%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (13.08%) Oracle
2 10 (9.35%) Cognos
3 8 (7.48%) SAP
4 6 (5.61%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.87%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.87%) Zend
6 1 (0.93%) Alterian
6 1 (0.93%) Tableau
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