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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 42 62 38
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 84 44 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.55% 3.12% 4.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.79% 3.26% 4.85%
Number of salaries quoted 72 35 42
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,765
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £42,300 £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
1451 1349 1217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.84% 95.54% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 946 868 845
Average salary £40,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £27,375
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 October 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 105 (69.08%) .NET
2 97 (63.82%) C#
3 81 (53.29%) JavaScript
4 68 (44.74%) ASP.NET
4 68 (44.74%) Software Engineering
5 67 (44.08%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (40.13%) MVC
6 61 (40.13%) HTML
7 60 (39.47%) Degree
8 52 (34.21%) Computer Science
9 51 (33.55%) SQL Server
10 49 (32.24%) SQL
10 49 (32.24%) jQuery
11 44 (28.95%) CSS
12 43 (28.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 41 (26.97%) OO
14 40 (26.32%) Java
15 38 (25.00%) .NET Framework
16 34 (22.37%) C++
17 29 (19.08%) Visual Studio
17 29 (19.08%) NHibernate
18 26 (17.11%) Mathematics
19 25 (16.45%) Physics
20 24 (15.79%) T-SQL
21 23 (15.13%) Ajax
22 21 (13.82%) Unit Testing
22 21 (13.82%) XML
23 20 (13.16%) WCF
24 19 (12.50%) Games
24 19 (12.50%) Linux

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 (1.97%) CMS
1 3 (1.97%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.32%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.32%) JBoss
2 2 (1.32%) Apache
2 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.32%) IIS
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.66%) Sitefinity
3 1 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.66%) GitHub
3 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.24%) Internet
1 11 (7.24%) HTTP
2 4 (2.63%) Wireshark
2 4 (2.63%) tcpdump
2 4 (2.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (33.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.61%) Relational Database
2 7 (4.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.97%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.66%) MySQL
5 1 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.66%) MS Access
5 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (19.08%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.29%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.63%) Subversion
4 3 (1.97%) NUnit
4 3 (1.97%) Moq
5 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.32%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.32%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.32%) JUnit
6 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.66%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.66%) JIRA
6 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 19 (12.50%) Games
2 14 (9.21%) Finance
3 3 (1.97%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.97%) French Language
4 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.66%) Marketing
5 1 (0.66%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (69.08%) .NET
2 68 (44.74%) ASP.NET
3 61 (40.13%) HTML
4 49 (32.24%) jQuery
5 44 (28.95%) CSS
6 43 (28.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 38 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 29 (19.08%) NHibernate
9 23 (15.13%) Ajax
10 21 (13.82%) XML
11 20 (13.16%) WCF
12 14 (9.21%) Web Services
13 13 (8.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 11 (7.24%) WPF
15 8 (5.26%) LINQ
15 8 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 7 (4.61%) Razor View Engine
16 7 (4.61%) REST
16 7 (4.61%) HTML5
16 7 (4.61%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 52 (34.21%) Computer Science
2 26 (17.11%) Mathematics
3 25 (16.45%) Physics
4 10 (6.58%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (5.26%) Algorithms
6 6 (3.95%) Online Games
6 6 (3.95%) Hedge funds
6 6 (3.95%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.63%) Visualisation
7 4 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.63%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.97%) E-Learning
9 2 (1.32%) iPhone
9 2 (1.32%) iPad
9 2 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.32%) User Experience
10 1 (0.66%) GIS
10 1 (0.66%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.66%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.50%) Linux
2 16 (10.53%) Windows
3 10 (6.58%) Mac OS X
4 6 (3.95%) Android
4 6 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.95%) CentOS
4 6 (3.95%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.95%) Fedora
5 5 (3.29%) UNIX
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (44.74%) Software Engineering
2 67 (44.08%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (40.13%) MVC
4 41 (26.97%) OO
5 21 (13.82%) Unit Testing
6 19 (12.50%) OOP
7 15 (9.87%) TDD
8 14 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (7.89%) Mentoring
9 12 (7.89%) Use Case
10 11 (7.24%) OOD
10 11 (7.24%) Game Development
11 10 (6.58%) Scrum
12 9 (5.92%) Domain-Driven Design
13 7 (4.61%) Embedded Software Development
14 6 (3.95%) Web Development
14 6 (3.95%) Information Security
15 5 (3.29%) Workflow
15 5 (3.29%) SOA
16 4 (2.63%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 97 (63.82%) C#
2 81 (53.29%) JavaScript
3 49 (32.24%) SQL
4 40 (26.32%) Java
5 34 (22.37%) C++
6 24 (15.79%) T-SQL
7 12 (7.89%) C
8 7 (4.61%) Python
9 6 (3.95%) Scala
10 5 (3.29%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.29%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.63%) PHP
12 2 (1.32%) F#
12 2 (1.32%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.32%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.66%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.66%) VBA
13 1 (0.66%) VBScript
13 1 (0.66%) VB
13 1 (0.66%) Perl
Qualifications
1 60 (39.47%) Degree
2 17 (11.18%) PhD
3 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.32%) GIAC
System Software
1 4 (2.63%) Snort
2 1 (0.66%) Firmware
Vendors
1 19 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.92%) Oracle
3 8 (5.26%) Xamarin
4 6 (3.95%) Dell
5 5 (3.29%) Twitter
6 4 (2.63%) Kony
7 3 (1.97%) Sybase
7 3 (1.97%) Google
8 2 (1.32%) Red Gate
8 2 (1.32%) Perforce
8 2 (1.32%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.66%) Adobe
9 1 (0.66%) Facebook
9 1 (0.66%) Sitecore
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