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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 84 39 50
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 26 77 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.65% 5.25% 4.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 5.47% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 16 65 30
Average salary £37,500 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.63% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,600 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +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
1479 1408 1134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.90% 95.91% 95.05%
Number of salaries quoted 960 927 704
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (73.33%) .NET
2 27 (60.00%) C#
3 24 (53.33%) SQL Server
3 24 (53.33%) ASP.NET
4 20 (44.44%) MVC
4 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (40.00%) SQL
6 17 (37.78%) HTML
6 17 (37.78%) JavaScript
7 16 (35.56%) CSS
8 14 (31.11%) .NET Framework
9 13 (28.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (28.89%) Java
9 13 (28.89%) SDLC
10 12 (26.67%) OO
11 9 (20.00%) Windows
12 8 (17.78%) T-SQL
12 8 (17.78%) MS Access
12 8 (17.78%) HTML5
12 8 (17.78%) WCF
12 8 (17.78%) Degree
13 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
13 7 (15.56%) TDD
13 7 (15.56%) jQuery
13 7 (15.56%) OOP
13 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
13 7 (15.56%) CSS3
14 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
14 6 (13.33%) Linux
14 6 (13.33%) Web Services

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (4.44%) IBM Notes
1 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) CMS
2 1 (2.22%) Node.js
2 1 (2.22%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.78%) MS Access
3 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (11.11%) NoSQL
5 4 (8.89%) MySQL
5 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.22%) Big Data
7 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.22%) PowerBuilder
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Billing
2 1 (2.22%) Back Office
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (73.33%) .NET
2 24 (53.33%) ASP.NET
3 17 (37.78%) HTML
4 16 (35.56%) CSS
5 14 (31.11%) .NET Framework
6 13 (28.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (17.78%) HTML5
7 8 (17.78%) WCF
8 7 (15.56%) jQuery
8 7 (15.56%) CSS3
9 6 (13.33%) Entity Framework
9 6 (13.33%) Web Services
10 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (8.89%) Spring
11 4 (8.89%) Ajax
11 4 (8.89%) XML
11 4 (8.89%) ADO.NET
12 3 (6.67%) Hibernate
12 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
13 2 (4.44%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Physics
1 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) FMCG
2 2 (4.44%) GPGPU
2 2 (4.44%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.44%) Mathematics
2 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.44%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Linux
3 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) UNIX
4 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) MVC
1 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) SDLC
3 12 (26.67%) OO
4 7 (15.56%) TDD
4 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
4 7 (15.56%) OOP
5 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (11.11%) Software Delivery
7 4 (8.89%) Cyber Security
7 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.89%) Microservices
7 4 (8.89%) OWASP
8 3 (6.67%) Scrum
8 3 (6.67%) CRM
9 2 (4.44%) CAD
9 2 (4.44%) CAE
9 2 (4.44%) Project Management
9 2 (4.44%) Release Management
9 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (60.00%) C#
2 18 (40.00%) SQL
3 17 (37.78%) JavaScript
4 13 (28.89%) Java
5 8 (17.78%) T-SQL
6 5 (11.11%) C++
6 5 (11.11%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.44%) VBA
7 2 (4.44%) Python
7 2 (4.44%) XPath
7 2 (4.44%) PHP
7 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.22%) VB
8 1 (2.22%) Perl
8 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Telerik
3 2 (4.44%) Lotus
4 1 (2.22%) Hyland
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