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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 74 36 40
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 19 92 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.41% 5.70% 5.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 6.01% 5.77%
Number of salaries quoted 10 86 42
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,750 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,750 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
1272 1531 1058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.36% 94.80% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 791 989 616
Average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £59,000
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 28 May 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 46 (62.16%) .NET
2 43 (58.11%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (56.76%) C#
4 39 (52.70%) ASP.NET
5 38 (51.35%) SQL Server
6 33 (44.59%) JavaScript
7 32 (43.24%) MVC
7 32 (43.24%) SDLC
8 31 (41.89%) Degree
9 30 (40.54%) Software Engineering
9 30 (40.54%) Java
9 30 (40.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 23 (31.08%) SQL
11 19 (25.68%) Computer Science
12 18 (24.32%) jQuery
12 18 (24.32%) OO
13 17 (22.97%) T-SQL
14 16 (21.62%) HTML
14 16 (21.62%) CSS
14 16 (21.62%) .NET Framework
15 15 (20.27%) Oracle
16 14 (18.92%) NHibernate
17 11 (14.86%) TDD
18 10 (13.51%) Ajax
18 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
19 9 (12.16%) MS Access
20 8 (10.81%) PL/SQL
20 8 (10.81%) C++
20 8 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
21 7 (9.46%) Scrum

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 3 (4.05%) WebSphere
1 3 (4.05%) JBoss
2 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.35%) Apache
3 1 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) assyst
2 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) SaaS
2 3 (4.05%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (51.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.16%) MS Access
3 7 (9.46%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.41%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.05%) MySQL
6 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.70%) Informix
6 2 (2.70%) Ingres
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.35%) NUnit
General
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (62.16%) .NET
2 39 (52.70%) ASP.NET
3 30 (40.54%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (24.32%) jQuery
5 16 (21.62%) HTML
5 16 (21.62%) CSS
5 16 (21.62%) .NET Framework
6 14 (18.92%) NHibernate
7 10 (13.51%) Ajax
8 4 (5.41%) HTML5
8 4 (5.41%) WCF
9 3 (4.05%) Java SE
9 3 (4.05%) Java EE
9 3 (4.05%) EJB 3.0
9 3 (4.05%) WinForms
9 3 (4.05%) JMS
9 3 (4.05%) EJB
9 3 (4.05%) XML
9 3 (4.05%) JSP
9 3 (4.05%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.68%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.46%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.76%) Social Media
4 4 (5.41%) Mathematics
5 3 (4.05%) Economics
5 3 (4.05%) GIS
6 2 (2.70%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.70%) FMCG
7 1 (1.35%) Physics
7 1 (1.35%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.35%) User Experience
7 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.35%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.35%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) Windows
1 7 (9.46%) Apple iOS
2 6 (8.11%) Linux
2 6 (8.11%) Android
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.70%) UNIX
3 2 (2.70%) Solaris
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.35%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (58.11%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (43.24%) MVC
2 32 (43.24%) SDLC
3 30 (40.54%) Software Engineering
4 18 (24.32%) OO
5 11 (14.86%) TDD
6 8 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (9.46%) Scrum
8 6 (8.11%) OOP
9 5 (6.76%) Use Case
9 5 (6.76%) Unit Testing
9 5 (6.76%) Software Delivery
9 5 (6.76%) Android Development
9 5 (6.76%) iOS Development
10 4 (5.41%) Domain-Driven Design
10 4 (5.41%) Web Development
11 3 (4.05%) Integration Testing
11 3 (4.05%) CRM
11 3 (4.05%) ITSM
11 3 (4.05%) UML
Programming Languages
1 42 (56.76%) C#
2 33 (44.59%) JavaScript
3 30 (40.54%) Java
4 23 (31.08%) SQL
5 17 (22.97%) T-SQL
6 8 (10.81%) PL/SQL
6 8 (10.81%) C++
7 6 (8.11%) VB.NET
8 5 (6.76%) PHP
9 3 (4.05%) Python
10 2 (2.70%) VBA
10 2 (2.70%) VB
10 2 (2.70%) C
10 2 (2.70%) Ruby
11 1 (1.35%) XPath
11 1 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (41.89%) Degree
2 1 (1.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (20.27%) Oracle
2 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.46%) Sybase
4 2 (2.70%) Sun
4 2 (2.70%) Lotus
5 1 (1.35%) Google
5 1 (1.35%) Hyland
5 1 (1.35%) Telerik
5 1 (1.35%) Intel
5 1 (1.35%) Xamarin
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