The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 98 88 83
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 4 25 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.29% 1.52% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 1.60% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4 22 7
Average salary £39,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,350 £40,250 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £55,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Senior 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 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
1298 1561 1039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.09% 95.18% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 794 997 603
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £62,050 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Senior Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Senior Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Senior Software Developer Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Senior Software Developer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Senior 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 Senior Software Developer in their job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Java
3 7 (70.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) C++
3 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (60.00%) OO
5 5 (50.00%) Scrum
5 5 (50.00%) TDD
6 4 (40.00%) Degree
6 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
6 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
6 4 (40.00%) OOP
6 4 (40.00%) MySQL
6 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (40.00%) PHP
7 3 (30.00%) HTML
7 3 (30.00%) CSS
7 3 (30.00%) Linux
7 3 (30.00%) GIS
7 3 (30.00%) Java SE
7 3 (30.00%) Ext JS
7 3 (30.00%) GWT
8 2 (20.00%) Refactoring
8 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (20.00%) Hyland
8 2 (20.00%) Windows
8 2 (20.00%) SQL
8 2 (20.00%) .NET
9 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
9 1 (10.00%) SOAP

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Senior 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 Senior Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (40.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) NUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) Moq
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) CSS
1 3 (30.00%) Java SE
1 3 (30.00%) Ext JS
1 3 (30.00%) GWT
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) Ajax
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) WPF
3 1 (10.00%) Silverlight
3 1 (10.00%) jQuery
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) GIS
2 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (60.00%) OO
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) TDD
5 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (40.00%) OOP
6 2 (20.00%) Refactoring
6 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (10.00%) SOA
7 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (10.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) C++
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) PHP
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Hyland