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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 37 62 40
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 82 39 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.47% 2.77% 4.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.71% 2.89% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 71 31 41
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £47,500 £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
1435 1349 1186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.73% 95.88% 97.45%
Number of salaries quoted 951 863 818
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £29,000 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £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 October 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 107 (69.03%) .NET
2 100 (64.52%) C#
3 82 (52.90%) JavaScript
4 72 (46.45%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (45.16%) Software Engineering
6 69 (44.52%) ASP.NET
7 66 (42.58%) Degree
8 61 (39.35%) HTML
8 61 (39.35%) MVC
9 55 (35.48%) Computer Science
10 51 (32.90%) jQuery
10 51 (32.90%) SQL
10 51 (32.90%) SQL Server
11 44 (28.39%) CSS
11 44 (28.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 41 (26.45%) OO
13 40 (25.81%) .NET Framework
14 39 (25.16%) Java
15 37 (23.87%) C++
16 30 (19.35%) NHibernate
17 29 (18.71%) Visual Studio
18 26 (16.77%) Mathematics
19 25 (16.13%) Physics
19 25 (16.13%) T-SQL
20 24 (15.48%) Ajax
21 21 (13.55%) Linux
21 21 (13.55%) XML
21 21 (13.55%) WCF
21 21 (13.55%) Unit Testing
22 20 (12.90%) Windows

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 3 (1.94%) WebSphere
1 3 (1.94%) CMS
2 2 (1.29%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.29%) IIS
2 2 (1.29%) Apache
2 2 (1.29%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.65%) JBoss
3 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.65%) Sitefinity
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (5.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) SaaS
3 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.10%) HTTP
2 10 (6.45%) Internet
3 4 (2.58%) Wireshark
3 4 (2.58%) tcpdump
3 4 (2.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (32.90%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.81%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.94%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.65%) MySQL
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.65%) MS Access
6 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (18.71%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.58%) Subversion
4 3 (1.94%) Moq
4 3 (1.94%) NUnit
5 2 (1.29%) JUnit
5 2 (1.29%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.29%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.65%) Mercurial
General
1 17 (10.97%) Games
2 14 (9.03%) Finance
3 5 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.94%) French Language
5 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (69.03%) .NET
2 69 (44.52%) ASP.NET
3 61 (39.35%) HTML
4 51 (32.90%) jQuery
5 44 (28.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 44 (28.39%) CSS
6 40 (25.81%) .NET Framework
7 30 (19.35%) NHibernate
8 24 (15.48%) Ajax
9 21 (13.55%) WCF
9 21 (13.55%) XML
10 15 (9.68%) Web Services
11 13 (8.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 12 (7.74%) WPF
13 10 (6.45%) LINQ
14 7 (4.52%) Silverlight
14 7 (4.52%) REST
14 7 (4.52%) HTML5
14 7 (4.52%) Razor View Engine
14 7 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 55 (35.48%) Computer Science
2 26 (16.77%) Mathematics
3 25 (16.13%) Physics
4 10 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (4.52%) Algorithms
6 5 (3.23%) Data Structures
6 5 (3.23%) Hedge funds
6 5 (3.23%) Online Games
6 5 (3.23%) GIS
7 4 (2.58%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.58%) Visualisation
7 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.94%) E-Learning
9 2 (1.29%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (1.29%) iPad
9 2 (1.29%) User Experience
9 2 (1.29%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.29%) iPhone
10 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.65%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.55%) Linux
2 20 (12.90%) Windows
3 10 (6.45%) Mac OS X
4 9 (5.81%) Android
5 8 (5.16%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.87%) CentOS
6 6 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.87%) Fedora
7 5 (3.23%) UNIX
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (46.45%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (45.16%) Software Engineering
3 61 (39.35%) MVC
4 41 (26.45%) OO
5 21 (13.55%) Unit Testing
6 18 (11.61%) OOP
7 15 (9.68%) TDD
8 14 (9.03%) Scrum
9 13 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (7.74%) Use Case
10 12 (7.74%) OOD
11 11 (7.10%) Mentoring
12 10 (6.45%) Game Development
13 9 (5.81%) Domain-Driven Design
14 7 (4.52%) Web Development
14 7 (4.52%) Embedded Software Development
15 6 (3.87%) Information Security
16 5 (3.23%) Workflow
16 5 (3.23%) Release Management
16 5 (3.23%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 100 (64.52%) C#
2 82 (52.90%) JavaScript
3 51 (32.90%) SQL
4 39 (25.16%) Java
5 37 (23.87%) C++
6 25 (16.13%) T-SQL
7 12 (7.74%) C
8 7 (4.52%) Python
9 5 (3.23%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.23%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.23%) Scala
10 4 (2.58%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.58%) PHP
11 2 (1.29%) F#
11 2 (1.29%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.65%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.65%) VBA
12 1 (0.65%) Ruby
12 1 (0.65%) XPath
12 1 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 66 (42.58%) Degree
2 15 (9.68%) PhD
3 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.29%) GIAC
System Software
1 4 (2.58%) Snort
2 1 (0.65%) Firmware
Vendors
1 19 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.81%) Oracle
3 8 (5.16%) Xamarin
4 6 (3.87%) Dell
5 5 (3.23%) Twitter
6 4 (2.58%) Kony
7 3 (1.94%) Google
7 3 (1.94%) Sybase
8 2 (1.29%) Infragistics
8 2 (1.29%) Perforce
8 2 (1.29%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.65%) Facebook
9 1 (0.65%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.65%) Adobe
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