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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 36 57 41
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 84 42 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.63% 3.32% 4.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.84% 3.49% 4.86%
Number of salaries quoted 71 29 45
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £43,500 £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
1438 1203 1173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.32% 95.10% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 966 774 840
Average salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £29,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
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 19 September 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 118 (70.24%) .NET
2 106 (63.10%) C#
3 92 (54.76%) JavaScript
4 77 (45.83%) ASP.NET
5 72 (42.86%) Software Engineering
6 71 (42.26%) MVC
7 70 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
8 65 (38.69%) HTML
9 59 (35.12%) Degree
10 56 (33.33%) jQuery
10 56 (33.33%) SQL
10 56 (33.33%) SQL Server
11 54 (32.14%) Computer Science
12 50 (29.76%) CSS
13 46 (27.38%) Java
14 43 (25.60%) ASP.NET MVC
15 42 (25.00%) OO
16 38 (22.62%) .NET Framework
17 27 (16.07%) NHibernate
17 27 (16.07%) Mathematics
17 27 (16.07%) C++
17 27 (16.07%) T-SQL
18 26 (15.48%) WCF
19 25 (14.88%) Physics
20 24 (14.29%) Ajax
21 23 (13.69%) Visual Studio
21 23 (13.69%) Microsoft
22 22 (13.10%) Games
23 21 (12.50%) XML
23 21 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (5.95%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.98%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.79%) CMS
3 3 (1.79%) Apache
3 3 (1.79%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.19%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.19%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.19%) IIS
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.60%) Sitefinity
5 1 (0.60%) Drupal
Applications
1 14 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) SaaS
3 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.14%) Internet
2 6 (3.57%) HTTP
3 4 (2.38%) Intranet
3 4 (2.38%) Wireshark
3 4 (2.38%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.79%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.60%) MySQL
6 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.60%) MS Access
6 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (13.69%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.98%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.38%) Subversion
4 2 (1.19%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.19%) JUnit
4 2 (1.19%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.60%) JIRA
5 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.60%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (13.10%) Games
2 11 (6.55%) Finance
3 3 (1.79%) French Language
4 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.19%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.60%) Front Office
5 1 (0.60%) Back Office
5 1 (0.60%) German Language
5 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (70.24%) .NET
2 77 (45.83%) ASP.NET
3 65 (38.69%) HTML
4 56 (33.33%) jQuery
5 50 (29.76%) CSS
6 43 (25.60%) ASP.NET MVC
7 38 (22.62%) .NET Framework
8 27 (16.07%) NHibernate
9 26 (15.48%) WCF
10 24 (14.29%) Ajax
11 21 (12.50%) XML
11 21 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 13 (7.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 9 (5.36%) HTML5
13 9 (5.36%) Web Services
13 9 (5.36%) WPF
14 7 (4.17%) LINQ
14 7 (4.17%) WinForms
15 6 (3.57%) Hibernate
15 6 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 54 (32.14%) Computer Science
2 27 (16.07%) Mathematics
3 25 (14.88%) Physics
4 9 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (4.17%) Hedge funds
5 7 (4.17%) Online Games
6 4 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.38%) Visualisation
6 4 (2.38%) E-Learning
7 3 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.19%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.19%) iPad
8 2 (1.19%) User Experience
8 2 (1.19%) iPhone
8 2 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.60%) Firmware
9 1 (0.60%) GIS
9 1 (0.60%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.60%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.93%) Linux
2 12 (7.14%) Windows
3 7 (4.17%) UNIX
4 6 (3.57%) Android
4 6 (3.57%) CentOS
4 6 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.57%) Fedora
5 4 (2.38%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 71 (42.26%) MVC
3 70 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (25.00%) OO
5 17 (10.12%) OOP
6 16 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 15 (8.93%) TDD
8 14 (8.33%) Use Case
9 13 (7.74%) Game Development
9 13 (7.74%) OOD
10 11 (6.55%) Unit Testing
11 9 (5.36%) Scrum
11 9 (5.36%) Workflow
12 8 (4.76%) Domain-Driven Design
13 7 (4.17%) SOA
14 6 (3.57%) Information Security
14 6 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (3.57%) Web Development
15 5 (2.98%) Software Architecture
16 4 (2.38%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 106 (63.10%) C#
2 92 (54.76%) JavaScript
3 56 (33.33%) SQL
4 46 (27.38%) Java
5 27 (16.07%) C++
5 27 (16.07%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.36%) Python
6 9 (5.36%) C
7 7 (4.17%) Scala
8 5 (2.98%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.98%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.38%) PHP
10 3 (1.79%) Perl
10 3 (1.79%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.79%) Ruby
11 2 (1.19%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.19%) VB
11 2 (1.19%) F#
12 1 (0.60%) XPath
12 1 (0.60%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 59 (35.12%) Degree
2 20 (11.90%) PhD
3 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.19%) GIAC
5 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (2.38%) Snort
Vendors
1 23 (13.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.36%) Oracle
3 6 (3.57%) Dell
4 5 (2.98%) Twitter
5 3 (1.79%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.79%) JBoss
6 2 (1.19%) Perforce
6 2 (1.19%) Sybase
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe
7 1 (0.60%) Google
7 1 (0.60%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.60%) Facebook
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