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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 56 39 46
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 49 82 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.63% 5.45% 4.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.83% 5.67% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 34 70 30
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £27,500 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +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
1281 1447 1046
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.89% 96.21% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 772 928 644
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,069
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,650 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 27 March 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 74 (67.89%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (62.39%) C#
3 66 (60.55%) .NET
4 57 (52.29%) JavaScript
5 54 (49.54%) Degree
6 50 (45.87%) ASP.NET
7 43 (39.45%) Software Engineering
8 41 (37.61%) MVC
9 39 (35.78%) SQL Server
9 39 (35.78%) Java
10 38 (34.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 36 (33.03%) Computer Science
11 36 (33.03%) SQL
12 32 (29.36%) HTML
12 32 (29.36%) jQuery
13 31 (28.44%) OO
14 29 (26.61%) CSS
15 26 (23.85%) .NET Framework
16 25 (22.94%) NHibernate
17 24 (22.02%) C++
17 24 (22.02%) T-SQL
18 22 (20.18%) Windows
19 19 (17.43%) Scrum
19 19 (17.43%) Ajax
20 17 (15.60%) Linux
21 16 (14.68%) Oracle
21 16 (14.68%) TDD
22 13 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
22 13 (11.93%) GIS
22 13 (11.93%) Web Services

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (3.67%) JBoss
1 4 (3.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.75%) Joomla!
2 3 (2.75%) Drupal
2 3 (2.75%) Umbraco
2 3 (2.75%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.75%) CMS
3 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.83%) IIS
4 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.92%) Apache
4 1 (0.92%) Mule
4 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.50%) SaaS
2 2 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) HTTP
2 1 (0.92%) SNMP
2 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.92%) Intranet
2 1 (0.92%) Internet
2 1 (0.92%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (35.78%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.01%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.59%) MySQL
4 4 (3.67%) MS Access
4 4 (3.67%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.83%) Ingres
5 2 (1.83%) Informix
6 1 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (10.09%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.59%) NUnit
2 5 (4.59%) Clang
3 3 (2.75%) Moq
4 2 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (8.26%) Finance
2 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.83%) Retail
4 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (60.55%) .NET
2 50 (45.87%) ASP.NET
3 38 (34.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 32 (29.36%) HTML
4 32 (29.36%) jQuery
5 29 (26.61%) CSS
6 26 (23.85%) .NET Framework
7 25 (22.94%) NHibernate
8 19 (17.43%) Ajax
9 13 (11.93%) Web Services
10 6 (5.50%) XML
10 6 (5.50%) WPF
11 5 (4.59%) WCF
11 5 (4.59%) LINQ
11 5 (4.59%) STL
11 5 (4.59%) OpenGL
11 5 (4.59%) Qt
11 5 (4.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 4 (3.67%) HTML5
12 4 (3.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 36 (33.03%) Computer Science
2 13 (11.93%) GIS
3 11 (10.09%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (9.17%) Mathematics
5 8 (7.34%) Physics
6 5 (4.59%) Social Media
7 4 (3.67%) User Experience
7 4 (3.67%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.75%) Economics
8 3 (2.75%) Open Source
9 2 (1.83%) FMCG
10 1 (0.92%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.92%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.18%) Windows
2 17 (15.60%) Linux
3 12 (11.01%) Android
4 11 (10.09%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.67%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.75%) UNIX
7 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.83%) Solaris
8 1 (0.92%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (67.89%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (39.45%) Software Engineering
3 41 (37.61%) MVC
4 31 (28.44%) OO
5 19 (17.43%) Scrum
6 16 (14.68%) TDD
7 13 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (11.01%) Unit Testing
9 10 (9.17%) OOP
10 9 (8.26%) Use Case
11 8 (7.34%) Domain-Driven Design
12 6 (5.50%) Android Development
13 5 (4.59%) iOS Development
13 5 (4.59%) Cartography
13 5 (4.59%) Mentoring
13 5 (4.59%) Data Analysis
13 5 (4.59%) Web Development
13 5 (4.59%) OOD
13 5 (4.59%) Validation
14 4 (3.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 68 (62.39%) C#
2 57 (52.29%) JavaScript
3 39 (35.78%) Java
4 36 (33.03%) SQL
5 24 (22.02%) T-SQL
5 24 (22.02%) C++
6 8 (7.34%) PL/SQL
7 7 (6.42%) PHP
8 5 (4.59%) VB.NET
8 5 (4.59%) Objective-C
9 4 (3.67%) C
10 3 (2.75%) Python
11 2 (1.83%) Ruby
11 2 (1.83%) VBA
11 2 (1.83%) VB
12 1 (0.92%) XPath
12 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.92%) Perl
12 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (49.54%) Degree
2 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.83%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.92%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) Puppet
1 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.92%) OpenView
2 1 (0.92%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (0.92%) SCCM
2 1 (0.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (14.68%) Oracle
2 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.34%) Sybase
4 4 (3.67%) Xamarin
5 3 (2.75%) Lotus
6 2 (1.83%) Sun
6 2 (1.83%) Kony
6 2 (1.83%) Hyland
6 2 (1.83%) Google
7 1 (0.92%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.92%) Telerik
7 1 (0.92%) HP
7 1 (0.92%) Intel
7 1 (0.92%) Infragistics
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