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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 57 33 42
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 45 99 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.27% 5.97% 4.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.44% 6.25% 4.85%
Number of salaries quoted 25 87 34
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +21.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +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
1310 1585 1072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.13% 95.54% 95.71%
Number of salaries quoted 787 1017 632
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £61,250 £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 17 April 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 68 (66.02%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (59.22%) .NET
3 60 (58.25%) C#
4 50 (48.54%) JavaScript
5 49 (47.57%) ASP.NET
5 49 (47.57%) Degree
6 42 (40.78%) SQL Server
6 42 (40.78%) Software Engineering
7 39 (37.86%) MVC
7 39 (37.86%) Java
8 37 (35.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 34 (33.01%) Computer Science
10 32 (31.07%) SQL
11 28 (27.18%) OO
11 28 (27.18%) jQuery
12 27 (26.21%) HTML
13 25 (24.27%) CSS
14 23 (22.33%) T-SQL
15 22 (21.36%) NHibernate
15 22 (21.36%) .NET Framework
16 19 (18.45%) C++
17 18 (17.48%) Scrum
18 17 (16.50%) Ajax
18 17 (16.50%) Oracle
18 17 (16.50%) Windows
19 13 (12.62%) GIS
19 13 (12.62%) TDD
19 13 (12.62%) Linux
20 12 (11.65%) Apple iOS
20 12 (11.65%) Android

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (3.88%) JBoss
1 4 (3.88%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.91%) Joomla!
2 3 (2.91%) Drupal
2 3 (2.91%) Umbraco
2 3 (2.91%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.91%) CMS
3 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.94%) IIS
4 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.97%) Apache
4 1 (0.97%) Mule
4 1 (0.97%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (4.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) assyst
2 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) SaaS
2 4 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.97%) SMTP
1 1 (0.97%) HTTP
1 1 (0.97%) SNMP
1 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.97%) Intranet
1 1 (0.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (40.78%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.71%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.77%) MS Access
4 4 (3.88%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.88%) MySQL
4 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.94%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.94%) Informix
5 2 (1.94%) Ingres
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.85%) Clang
3 3 (2.91%) NUnit
4 2 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.97%) Moq
5 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (6.80%) Finance
2 2 (1.94%) Retail
2 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (59.22%) .NET
2 49 (47.57%) ASP.NET
3 37 (35.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 28 (27.18%) jQuery
5 27 (26.21%) HTML
6 25 (24.27%) CSS
7 22 (21.36%) NHibernate
7 22 (21.36%) .NET Framework
8 17 (16.50%) Ajax
9 10 (9.71%) Web Services
10 6 (5.83%) WCF
11 5 (4.85%) WPF
11 5 (4.85%) Qt
11 5 (4.85%) XML
11 5 (4.85%) STL
11 5 (4.85%) OpenGL
11 5 (4.85%) HTML5
11 5 (4.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 4 (3.88%) WinForms
12 4 (3.88%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (33.01%) Computer Science
2 13 (12.62%) GIS
3 10 (9.71%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (8.74%) Mathematics
5 6 (5.83%) Physics
6 5 (4.85%) Social Media
7 4 (3.88%) User Experience
8 3 (2.91%) Open Source
8 3 (2.91%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.91%) Economics
9 2 (1.94%) FMCG
10 1 (0.97%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.97%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.97%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.97%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.50%) Windows
2 13 (12.62%) Linux
3 12 (11.65%) Android
3 12 (11.65%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.91%) UNIX
5 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.94%) Solaris
6 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.97%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (66.02%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (40.78%) Software Engineering
3 39 (37.86%) MVC
4 28 (27.18%) OO
5 18 (17.48%) Scrum
6 13 (12.62%) TDD
7 10 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (7.77%) Use Case
8 8 (7.77%) OOP
9 7 (6.80%) Unit Testing
9 7 (6.80%) Domain-Driven Design
10 6 (5.83%) Android Development
11 5 (4.85%) iOS Development
11 5 (4.85%) Cartography
11 5 (4.85%) Data Analysis
11 5 (4.85%) Web Development
11 5 (4.85%) OOD
11 5 (4.85%) Validation
12 4 (3.88%) UML
12 4 (3.88%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 60 (58.25%) C#
2 50 (48.54%) JavaScript
3 39 (37.86%) Java
4 32 (31.07%) SQL
5 23 (22.33%) T-SQL
6 19 (18.45%) C++
7 9 (8.74%) PL/SQL
8 6 (5.83%) PHP
8 6 (5.83%) VB.NET
9 5 (4.85%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.91%) C
10 3 (2.91%) Python
11 2 (1.94%) Ruby
11 2 (1.94%) VBA
11 2 (1.94%) VB
12 1 (0.97%) XPath
12 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.97%) Perl
12 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (47.57%) Degree
2 2 (1.94%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.97%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) Puppet
1 2 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.97%) OpenView
2 1 (0.97%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (0.97%) SCCM
2 1 (0.97%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (16.50%) Oracle
2 11 (10.68%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.77%) Sybase
4 3 (2.91%) Lotus
5 2 (1.94%) Hyland
5 2 (1.94%) Sun
6 1 (0.97%) HP
6 1 (0.97%) Intel
6 1 (0.97%) Telerik
6 1 (0.97%) Google
6 1 (0.97%) Xamarin
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £3500 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago