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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 82 39 41
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 22 78 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.52% 5.02% 5.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 5.26% 5.66%
Number of salaries quoted 10 72 41
Average salary £39,750 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.47% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,750 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +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
1360 1484 1130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.05% 95.50% 97.33%
Number of salaries quoted 887 960 687
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 £28,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £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 3 July 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 41 (59.42%) .NET
2 38 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (53.62%) C#
4 33 (47.83%) SQL Server
5 31 (44.93%) Java
5 31 (44.93%) ASP.NET
6 29 (42.03%) SDLC
7 28 (40.58%) JavaScript
8 26 (37.68%) Software Engineering
8 26 (37.68%) MVC
9 25 (36.23%) SQL
10 24 (34.78%) Degree
11 22 (31.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (30.43%) OO
13 16 (23.19%) Oracle
14 15 (21.74%) HTML
14 15 (21.74%) Computer Science
15 14 (20.29%) .NET Framework
15 14 (20.29%) T-SQL
15 14 (20.29%) CSS
16 10 (14.49%) jQuery
16 10 (14.49%) TDD
17 9 (13.04%) NHibernate
17 9 (13.04%) MS Access
18 8 (11.59%) OOP
18 8 (11.59%) Windows
18 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
18 8 (11.59%) PL/SQL
18 8 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
18 8 (11.59%) Relational Database

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (4.35%) JBoss
1 3 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.45%) IIS
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) Node.js
3 1 (1.45%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) assyst
2 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) SaaS
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) MS Access
3 8 (11.59%) Relational Database
4 6 (8.70%) MySQL
5 3 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.35%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.90%) Ingres
6 2 (2.90%) Informix
7 1 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.45%) Big Data
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (7.25%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (59.42%) .NET
2 31 (44.93%) ASP.NET
3 22 (31.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (21.74%) HTML
5 14 (20.29%) CSS
5 14 (20.29%) .NET Framework
6 10 (14.49%) jQuery
7 9 (13.04%) NHibernate
8 7 (10.14%) Ajax
9 6 (8.70%) HTML5
10 5 (7.25%) Entity Framework
10 5 (7.25%) CSS3
10 5 (7.25%) WCF
11 4 (5.80%) Spring
11 4 (5.80%) Web Services
11 4 (5.80%) XML
11 4 (5.80%) JSP
11 4 (5.80%) Servlets
12 3 (4.35%) EJB
12 3 (4.35%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.80%) Social Media
3 2 (2.90%) User Experience
3 2 (2.90%) FMCG
3 2 (2.90%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.45%) Physics
4 1 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.45%) GIS
4 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.45%) Economics
4 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.45%) PlayStation
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.59%) Windows
2 7 (10.14%) Linux
2 7 (10.14%) Apple iOS
3 6 (8.70%) Android
4 3 (4.35%) UNIX
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.90%) Solaris
6 1 (1.45%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.45%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.03%) SDLC
3 26 (37.68%) Software Engineering
3 26 (37.68%) MVC
4 21 (30.43%) OO
5 10 (14.49%) TDD
6 8 (11.59%) OOP
6 8 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (8.70%) Scrum
8 5 (7.25%) Software Delivery
9 4 (5.80%) Android Development
9 4 (5.80%) iOS Development
9 4 (5.80%) Mentoring
10 3 (4.35%) Investment Management
10 3 (4.35%) Refactoring
10 3 (4.35%) Integration Testing
10 3 (4.35%) ITSM
10 3 (4.35%) UML
10 3 (4.35%) CRM
11 2 (2.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (53.62%) C#
2 31 (44.93%) Java
3 28 (40.58%) JavaScript
4 25 (36.23%) SQL
5 14 (20.29%) T-SQL
6 8 (11.59%) PL/SQL
7 7 (10.14%) C++
8 6 (8.70%) PHP
9 4 (5.80%) Python
10 3 (4.35%) Ruby
10 3 (4.35%) VB
10 3 (4.35%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.90%) VBA
12 1 (1.45%) Perl
12 1 (1.45%) XPath
12 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (34.78%) Degree
2 1 (1.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Puppet
1 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (23.19%) Oracle
2 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.14%) Sybase
4 2 (2.90%) Sun
4 2 (2.90%) Lotus
4 2 (2.90%) Hyland
5 1 (1.45%) Telerik
5 1 (1.45%) Intel
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