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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 41 51 36
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 59 54 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.33% 4.01% 5.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.60% 4.20% 6.17%
Number of salaries quoted 54 44 31
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
1282 1285 1119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.06% 95.33% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 840 829 744
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 97 (68.79%) .NET
2 90 (63.83%) C#
3 80 (56.74%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (55.32%) JavaScript
5 68 (48.23%) Degree
6 67 (47.52%) ASP.NET
7 56 (39.72%) Software Engineering
8 54 (38.30%) MVC
9 52 (36.88%) SQL
9 52 (36.88%) jQuery
10 51 (36.17%) HTML
11 48 (34.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 46 (32.62%) Computer Science
13 44 (31.21%) SQL Server
14 40 (28.37%) CSS
15 38 (26.95%) NHibernate
16 35 (24.82%) .NET Framework
17 34 (24.11%) C++
18 33 (23.40%) OO
19 31 (21.99%) Java
19 31 (21.99%) T-SQL
20 28 (19.86%) Windows
21 27 (19.15%) Ajax
22 26 (18.44%) Linux
23 25 (17.73%) Unit Testing
23 25 (17.73%) Visual Studio
24 20 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
24 20 (14.18%) Scrum
25 19 (13.48%) TDD
25 19 (13.48%) Microsoft

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (2.84%) CMS
2 3 (2.13%) Umbraco
2 3 (2.13%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.13%) Drupal
2 3 (2.13%) Joomla!
3 2 (1.42%) Apache
3 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.71%) IIS
4 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.71%) JBoss
4 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.71%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (3.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.55%) SaaS
1 5 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.80%) HTTP
2 3 (2.13%) tcpdump
2 3 (2.13%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.42%) Internet
4 1 (0.71%) Intranet
4 1 (0.71%) SNMP
4 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.71%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (31.21%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.22%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.13%) MySQL
4 3 (2.13%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.42%) Informix
5 2 (1.42%) Ingres
6 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (17.73%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.26%) NUnit
3 5 (3.55%) Clang
4 4 (2.84%) Moq
5 3 (2.13%) Subversion
5 3 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.42%) JUnit
7 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (11.35%) Finance
2 5 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.13%) Games
4 2 (1.42%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.71%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (68.79%) .NET
2 67 (47.52%) ASP.NET
3 52 (36.88%) jQuery
4 51 (36.17%) HTML
5 48 (34.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 40 (28.37%) CSS
7 38 (26.95%) NHibernate
8 35 (24.82%) .NET Framework
9 27 (19.15%) Ajax
10 17 (12.06%) Web Services
10 17 (12.06%) XML
11 13 (9.22%) WPF
12 10 (7.09%) WCF
12 10 (7.09%) LINQ
13 9 (6.38%) REST
14 8 (5.67%) Silverlight
15 6 (4.26%) Razor View Engine
15 6 (4.26%) WinForms
16 5 (3.55%) SOAP
16 5 (3.55%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (32.62%) Computer Science
2 17 (12.06%) Mathematics
3 15 (10.64%) Physics
4 14 (9.93%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (9.93%) GIS
5 5 (3.55%) User Experience
6 4 (2.84%) Social Media
7 3 (2.13%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.13%) Economics
7 3 (2.13%) Open Source
7 3 (2.13%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.42%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.42%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.71%) iPad
9 1 (0.71%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.71%) iPhone
9 1 (0.71%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.86%) Windows
2 26 (18.44%) Linux
3 13 (9.22%) Android
4 11 (7.80%) Apple iOS
4 11 (7.80%) Mac OS X
5 6 (4.26%) UNIX
6 5 (3.55%) Fedora
6 5 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.55%) CentOS
7 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (56.74%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (39.72%) Software Engineering
3 54 (38.30%) MVC
4 33 (23.40%) OO
5 25 (17.73%) Unit Testing
6 20 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (14.18%) Scrum
7 19 (13.48%) TDD
8 17 (12.06%) OOP
9 14 (9.93%) Use Case
10 12 (8.51%) Domain-Driven Design
11 10 (7.09%) Mentoring
12 9 (6.38%) Web Development
13 8 (5.67%) Embedded Software Development
14 7 (4.96%) Android Development
15 6 (4.26%) OOD
16 5 (3.55%) Data Analysis
16 5 (3.55%) Information Security
16 5 (3.55%) Validation
16 5 (3.55%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 90 (63.83%) C#
2 78 (55.32%) JavaScript
3 52 (36.88%) SQL
4 34 (24.11%) C++
5 31 (21.99%) Java
5 31 (21.99%) T-SQL
6 11 (7.80%) C
7 6 (4.26%) Objective-C
7 6 (4.26%) Python
7 6 (4.26%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.55%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.84%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.84%) PHP
10 2 (1.42%) VB
11 1 (0.71%) Perl
11 1 (0.71%) Fortran
11 1 (0.71%) Ruby
11 1 (0.71%) Scala
11 1 (0.71%) F#
11 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 68 (48.23%) Degree
2 2 (1.42%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.42%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.42%) GIAC
2 2 (1.42%) PhD
2 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (2.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.42%) Puppet
2 1 (0.71%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (0.71%) OpenView
2 1 (0.71%) SCCM
2 1 (0.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.80%) Oracle
3 9 (6.38%) Xamarin
4 5 (3.55%) Dell
5 4 (2.84%) Kony
5 4 (2.84%) Sybase
6 3 (2.13%) Google
7 2 (1.42%) Red Gate
7 2 (1.42%) Infragistics
7 2 (1.42%) Sun
8 1 (0.71%) Lotus
8 1 (0.71%) HP
8 1 (0.71%) Hyland
8 1 (0.71%) Perforce
8 1 (0.71%) Twitter
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