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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 35 50 42
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 80 48 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.35% 3.94% 4.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.56% 4.16% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 68 29 44
Average salary £41,750 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.33% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £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 1155 1135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.12% 94.91% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 961 718 823
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 1 September 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 112 (67.07%) .NET
2 105 (62.87%) C#
3 89 (53.29%) JavaScript
4 74 (44.31%) ASP.NET
5 70 (41.92%) MVC
5 70 (41.92%) Software Engineering
6 59 (35.33%) HTML
7 53 (31.74%) SQL Server
7 53 (31.74%) Degree
7 53 (31.74%) Computer Science
8 51 (30.54%) jQuery
8 51 (30.54%) Java
9 48 (28.74%) CSS
10 47 (28.14%) SQL
11 46 (27.54%) OO
12 40 (23.95%) ASP.NET MVC
13 33 (19.76%) .NET Framework
14 30 (17.96%) C++
15 29 (17.37%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (16.77%) Mathematics
17 26 (15.57%) Physics
17 26 (15.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 26 (15.57%) Games
18 25 (14.97%) WCF
19 24 (14.37%) PhD
19 24 (14.37%) Microsoft
20 23 (13.77%) T-SQL
20 23 (13.77%) NHibernate
21 20 (11.98%) Ajax
22 19 (11.38%) OOD

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (5.99%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.80%) CMS
3 3 (1.80%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.80%) Apache
4 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.20%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.20%) IIS
5 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.60%) Sitefinity
5 1 (0.60%) Drupal
Applications
1 16 (9.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.78%) Internet
2 4 (2.40%) Wireshark
2 4 (2.40%) tcpdump
2 4 (2.40%) Intranet
3 3 (1.80%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (31.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.99%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.60%) MySQL
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.60%) MS Access
7 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (9.58%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.40%) Subversion
4 3 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.20%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.20%) JUnit
5 2 (1.20%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.60%) JIRA
6 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.60%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (15.57%) Games
2 8 (4.79%) Finance
3 5 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.80%) French Language
5 1 (0.60%) German Language
5 1 (0.60%) Marketing
5 1 (0.60%) Front Office
5 1 (0.60%) Back Office
5 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (67.07%) .NET
2 74 (44.31%) ASP.NET
3 59 (35.33%) HTML
4 51 (30.54%) jQuery
5 48 (28.74%) CSS
6 40 (23.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 33 (19.76%) .NET Framework
8 26 (15.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 25 (14.97%) WCF
10 23 (13.77%) NHibernate
11 20 (11.98%) Ajax
12 17 (10.18%) XML
13 12 (7.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 11 (6.59%) Web Services
15 9 (5.39%) HTML5
16 8 (4.79%) WPF
17 7 (4.19%) AngularJS
18 6 (3.59%) KnockoutJS
18 6 (3.59%) RESTful
18 6 (3.59%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 53 (31.74%) Computer Science
2 28 (16.77%) Mathematics
3 26 (15.57%) Physics
4 8 (4.79%) Online Games
4 8 (4.79%) Hedge funds
4 8 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.59%) Visualisation
6 4 (2.40%) E-Learning
6 4 (2.40%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.80%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.20%) iPhone
8 2 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.20%) iPad
9 1 (0.60%) Open Source
9 1 (0.60%) Firmware
9 1 (0.60%) GIS
9 1 (0.60%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.19%) Linux
2 9 (5.39%) Windows
3 7 (4.19%) UNIX
4 6 (3.59%) Android
4 6 (3.59%) CentOS
4 6 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.59%) Fedora
5 5 (2.99%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (41.92%) MVC
1 70 (41.92%) Software Engineering
2 46 (27.54%) OO
3 29 (17.37%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (11.38%) OOD
5 16 (9.58%) OOP
5 16 (9.58%) Game Development
6 15 (8.98%) TDD
7 14 (8.38%) Use Case
8 11 (6.59%) Scrum
8 11 (6.59%) Workflow
9 9 (5.39%) Unit Testing
10 8 (4.79%) Domain-Driven Design
11 6 (3.59%) Information Security
11 6 (3.59%) SOA
12 5 (2.99%) CAD
12 5 (2.99%) CRM
12 5 (2.99%) Web Development
13 4 (2.40%) Dependency Injection
13 4 (2.40%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 105 (62.87%) C#
2 89 (53.29%) JavaScript
3 51 (30.54%) Java
4 47 (28.14%) SQL
5 30 (17.96%) C++
6 23 (13.77%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.79%) Python
7 8 (4.79%) Scala
8 7 (4.19%) C
9 5 (2.99%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.99%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.40%) PHP
10 4 (2.40%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.80%) Perl
11 3 (1.80%) Ruby
12 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.20%) VB
13 1 (0.60%) F#
13 1 (0.60%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (31.74%) Degree
2 24 (14.37%) PhD
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.20%) GIAC
4 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (2.40%) Snort
Vendors
1 24 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.79%) Oracle
3 6 (3.59%) Dell
4 5 (2.99%) Twitter
5 3 (1.80%) JBoss
6 2 (1.20%) Perforce
6 2 (1.20%) Sybase
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe
7 1 (0.60%) Google
7 1 (0.60%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.60%) Facebook
7 1 (0.60%) Xamarin
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Change Recruitment Group
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Career Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Be-IT Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Career Benefits Package
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
OHO Group
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago