The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 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 36 44 43
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 81 55 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.40% 4.50% 4.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.63% 4.74% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 69 35 40
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £28,400 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,500 £45,000
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 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
1438 1161 1133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.93% 95.09% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 946 725 810
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 Edinburgh

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

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

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

1 113 (66.86%) .NET
2 105 (62.13%) C#
3 87 (51.48%) JavaScript
4 75 (44.38%) ASP.NET
5 71 (42.01%) MVC
6 70 (41.42%) Software Engineering
7 57 (33.73%) HTML
8 54 (31.95%) SQL Server
8 54 (31.95%) Degree
8 54 (31.95%) Computer Science
9 53 (31.36%) Java
10 49 (28.99%) CSS
10 49 (28.99%) jQuery
11 46 (27.22%) OO
12 45 (26.63%) SQL
13 38 (22.49%) ASP.NET MVC
14 33 (19.53%) C++
15 32 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
15 32 (18.93%) .NET Framework
16 29 (17.16%) Mathematics
17 27 (15.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 26 (15.38%) Physics
18 26 (15.38%) Games
18 26 (15.38%) Microsoft
19 25 (14.79%) WCF
20 24 (14.20%) PhD
21 22 (13.02%) NHibernate
22 21 (12.43%) T-SQL
23 19 (11.24%) OOD
24 18 (10.65%) MS Excel

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 11 (6.51%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.78%) Apache
3 3 (1.78%) CMS
3 3 (1.78%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.18%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.18%) IIS
5 1 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.59%) Drupal
5 1 (0.59%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 18 (10.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.69%) Internet
2 4 (2.37%) tcpdump
2 4 (2.37%) Wireshark
2 4 (2.37%) Intranet
3 3 (1.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (31.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.96%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.96%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.59%) OLAP
7 1 (0.59%) MySQL
7 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.59%) MS Access
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.96%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.37%) Subversion
4 3 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.18%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.18%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.18%) JUnit
6 1 (0.59%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.59%) JIRA
6 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (15.38%) Games
2 7 (4.14%) Finance
3 5 (2.96%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.37%) French Language
5 1 (0.59%) Front Office
5 1 (0.59%) Back Office
5 1 (0.59%) German Language
5 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (66.86%) .NET
2 75 (44.38%) ASP.NET
3 57 (33.73%) HTML
4 49 (28.99%) CSS
4 49 (28.99%) jQuery
5 38 (22.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 32 (18.93%) .NET Framework
7 27 (15.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 25 (14.79%) WCF
9 22 (13.02%) NHibernate
10 18 (10.65%) Ajax
11 16 (9.47%) XML
12 11 (6.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 11 (6.51%) Web Services
13 8 (4.73%) HTML5
13 8 (4.73%) WPF
14 7 (4.14%) AngularJS
15 6 (3.55%) KnockoutJS
15 6 (3.55%) RESTful
15 6 (3.55%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 54 (31.95%) Computer Science
2 29 (17.16%) Mathematics
3 26 (15.38%) Physics
4 8 (4.73%) Online Games
4 8 (4.73%) Hedge funds
4 8 (4.73%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.55%) Visualisation
6 4 (2.37%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.37%) E-Learning
7 3 (1.78%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (1.78%) iPhone
7 3 (1.78%) iPad
8 2 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.59%) Firmware
9 1 (0.59%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.59%) GIS
9 1 (0.59%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.69%) Linux
2 8 (4.73%) Windows
3 7 (4.14%) UNIX
4 6 (3.55%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.55%) CentOS
4 6 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.55%) Android
4 6 (3.55%) Fedora
5 2 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (42.01%) MVC
2 70 (41.42%) Software Engineering
3 46 (27.22%) OO
4 32 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (11.24%) OOD
6 16 (9.47%) Game Development
7 15 (8.88%) Use Case
7 15 (8.88%) OOP
7 15 (8.88%) TDD
8 12 (7.10%) Workflow
9 11 (6.51%) Scrum
10 8 (4.73%) Domain-Driven Design
10 8 (4.73%) Unit Testing
11 6 (3.55%) Information Security
11 6 (3.55%) SOA
12 5 (2.96%) CRM
12 5 (2.96%) CAD
12 5 (2.96%) Software Architecture
13 4 (2.37%) Web Development
13 4 (2.37%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 105 (62.13%) C#
2 87 (51.48%) JavaScript
3 53 (31.36%) Java
4 45 (26.63%) SQL
5 33 (19.53%) C++
6 21 (12.43%) T-SQL
7 9 (5.33%) C
8 8 (4.73%) Scala
8 8 (4.73%) Python
9 7 (4.14%) VB.NET
10 5 (2.96%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.37%) PHP
12 3 (1.78%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.78%) Perl
12 3 (1.78%) VB
12 3 (1.78%) Ruby
12 3 (1.78%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.59%) VBScript
13 1 (0.59%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 54 (31.95%) Degree
2 24 (14.20%) PhD
3 2 (1.18%) GIAC
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.59%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (2.37%) Snort
Vendors
1 26 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.14%) Oracle
3 6 (3.55%) Dell
4 5 (2.96%) Twitter
5 3 (1.78%) JBoss
6 2 (1.18%) Perforce
6 2 (1.18%) Sybase
7 1 (0.59%) Adobe
7 1 (0.59%) Google
7 1 (0.59%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.59%) Facebook
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Career Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £22500 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
OHO Group
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
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