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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 43 62 35
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 63 45 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.49% 3.15% 6.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.77% 3.31% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 61 37 33
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 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £41,400 £43,000
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
1321 1360 1132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.16% 95.10% 97.25%
Number of salaries quoted 885 878 749
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 24 December 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 103 (69.59%) .NET
2 97 (65.54%) C#
3 83 (56.08%) JavaScript
4 81 (54.73%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (49.32%) ASP.NET
6 68 (45.95%) Degree
7 66 (44.59%) Software Engineering
8 61 (41.22%) MVC
9 60 (40.54%) HTML
10 55 (37.16%) Computer Science
10 55 (37.16%) jQuery
11 52 (35.14%) SQL
12 49 (33.11%) SQL Server
12 49 (33.11%) ASP.NET MVC
13 44 (29.73%) CSS
14 38 (25.68%) OO
14 38 (25.68%) NHibernate
14 38 (25.68%) .NET Framework
15 37 (25.00%) C++
16 33 (22.30%) Java
17 31 (20.95%) T-SQL
17 31 (20.95%) Visual Studio
17 31 (20.95%) Ajax
18 27 (18.24%) Linux
19 26 (17.57%) Windows
20 23 (15.54%) Mathematics
20 23 (15.54%) Unit Testing
21 21 (14.19%) XML
21 21 (14.19%) Physics
22 19 (12.84%) Microsoft

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (4.05%) CMS
2 5 (3.38%) Umbraco
3 4 (2.70%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.03%) Joomla!
4 3 (2.03%) Drupal
4 3 (2.03%) IIS
5 2 (1.35%) JBoss
5 2 (1.35%) Apache
5 2 (1.35%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.68%) Mule
6 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.68%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 5 (3.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.38%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.35%) SaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.11%) HTTP
2 9 (6.08%) Internet
3 4 (2.70%) Wireshark
3 4 (2.70%) tcpdump
3 4 (2.70%) Intranet
4 1 (0.68%) SMTP
4 1 (0.68%) SNMP
4 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (33.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.43%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.03%) MySQL
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (20.95%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.05%) NUnit
3 5 (3.38%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.38%) Clang
4 4 (2.70%) Moq
4 4 (2.70%) Subversion
5 3 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.35%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.35%) JUnit
6 2 (1.35%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
General
1 17 (11.49%) Finance
2 9 (6.08%) Games
3 5 (3.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.35%) Retail
4 2 (1.35%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (69.59%) .NET
2 73 (49.32%) ASP.NET
3 60 (40.54%) HTML
4 55 (37.16%) jQuery
5 49 (33.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 44 (29.73%) CSS
7 38 (25.68%) NHibernate
7 38 (25.68%) .NET Framework
8 31 (20.95%) Ajax
9 21 (14.19%) XML
10 17 (11.49%) Web Services
11 12 (8.11%) WCF
12 11 (7.43%) WPF
13 10 (6.76%) LINQ
14 9 (6.08%) REST
15 8 (5.41%) Razor View Engine
15 8 (5.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 8 (5.41%) Silverlight
16 7 (4.73%) SOAP
17 6 (4.05%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 55 (37.16%) Computer Science
2 23 (15.54%) Mathematics
3 21 (14.19%) Physics
4 14 (9.46%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (8.11%) GIS
6 6 (4.05%) Algorithms
7 5 (3.38%) User Experience
8 4 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.70%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.70%) Online Games
8 4 (2.70%) Hedge funds
8 4 (2.70%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.03%) N-Tier
9 3 (2.03%) Open Source
10 2 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.35%) Economics
10 2 (1.35%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.68%) iPhone
11 1 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.24%) Linux
2 26 (17.57%) Windows
3 11 (7.43%) Mac OS X
3 11 (7.43%) Android
4 10 (6.76%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.05%) CentOS
5 6 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.05%) Fedora
6 5 (3.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (54.73%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (44.59%) Software Engineering
3 61 (41.22%) MVC
4 38 (25.68%) OO
5 23 (15.54%) Unit Testing
6 19 (12.84%) Scrum
7 18 (12.16%) OOP
7 18 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (12.16%) TDD
8 13 (8.78%) Use Case
9 11 (7.43%) Domain-Driven Design
10 10 (6.76%) Mentoring
11 9 (6.08%) Web Development
11 9 (6.08%) OOD
12 8 (5.41%) Embedded Software Development
13 6 (4.05%) SOA
13 6 (4.05%) Information Security
14 5 (3.38%) Validation
14 5 (3.38%) Release Management
14 5 (3.38%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 97 (65.54%) C#
2 83 (56.08%) JavaScript
3 52 (35.14%) SQL
4 37 (25.00%) C++
5 33 (22.30%) Java
6 31 (20.95%) T-SQL
7 12 (8.11%) C
8 6 (4.05%) Objective-C
9 5 (3.38%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.38%) Python
9 5 (3.38%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.70%) Scala
10 4 (2.70%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.70%) PHP
11 1 (0.68%) VBA
11 1 (0.68%) Fortran
11 1 (0.68%) XPath
11 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.68%) F#
Qualifications
1 68 (45.95%) Degree
2 8 (5.41%) PhD
3 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.35%) GIAC
4 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (2.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) OpenView
1 1 (0.68%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (0.68%) SCCM
1 1 (0.68%) SCOM
1 1 (0.68%) Puppet
1 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (12.84%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.08%) Xamarin
3 8 (5.41%) Oracle
4 6 (4.05%) Dell
5 4 (2.70%) Kony
5 4 (2.70%) Google
6 3 (2.03%) Twitter
7 2 (1.35%) Red Gate
7 2 (1.35%) Infragistics
7 2 (1.35%) Perforce
7 2 (1.35%) Sybase
8 1 (0.68%) HP
8 1 (0.68%) Hyland
8 1 (0.68%) Lotus
8 1 (0.68%) Facebook
8 1 (0.68%) Sitecore
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