The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 142 59 95
Rank change year-on-year
-83 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 27 131 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.82% 3.51% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 3.70% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 23 125 40
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,200 £29,950
10% offered a salary of more than £44,600 £49,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Programmer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3106 3542 2927
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.92% 94.83% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1996 2278 1926
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Programmer in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Programmer
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Programmer across the Scotland region.

Programmer Salary Trend in Scotland

Programmer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Programmer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Programmer Salary Histogram in Scotland

Programmer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -33 19 £40,000 +10.34% 4
Edinburgh -35 6 £39,000 -2.50% 1
West Lothian -4 1 £50,000 +33.33%
Stirling - 1 £42,500 -
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 27 (46.55%) SQL
2 26 (44.83%) C#
3 23 (39.66%) .NET
4 17 (29.31%) JavaScript
5 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (25.86%) Software Engineering
6 14 (24.14%) Android
7 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
7 12 (20.69%) ASP.NET
7 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
8 11 (18.97%) MVC
8 11 (18.97%) .NET Framework
9 10 (17.24%) Unit Testing
9 10 (17.24%) SDLC
10 9 (15.52%) Degree
10 9 (15.52%) C++
10 9 (15.52%) Oracle
11 8 (13.79%) HTML
11 8 (13.79%) Finance
11 8 (13.79%) Mathematics
11 8 (13.79%) WCF
11 8 (13.79%) Apple iOS
11 8 (13.79%) Oracle Database
11 8 (13.79%) Android Development
12 7 (12.07%) Mobile Development
12 7 (12.07%) WPF
12 7 (12.07%) Physics
12 7 (12.07%) Web Services
13 6 (10.34%) CSS
13 6 (10.34%) RDBMS

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.17%) IIS
3 2 (3.45%) Node.js
3 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.72%) MTS
4 1 (1.72%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.72%) Liferay
4 1 (1.72%) Quickr
4 1 (1.72%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.72%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) BPCS
2 2 (3.45%) Magento
3 1 (1.72%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) Internet
2 2 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.79%) Oracle Database
3 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 6 (10.34%) RDBMS
4 5 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (6.90%) MySQL
6 3 (5.17%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (5.17%) QlikView
7 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.45%) SAP BW
7 2 (3.45%) SAP BI
8 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.72%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (1.72%) OLAP
8 1 (1.72%) Pentaho
8 1 (1.72%) Big Data
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.72%) JIRA
3 1 (1.72%) Selenium
3 1 (1.72%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.72%) AccuRev
3 1 (1.72%) QUnit
General
1 8 (13.79%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Games
3 2 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (39.66%) .NET
2 12 (20.69%) ASP.NET
3 11 (18.97%) .NET Framework
4 8 (13.79%) WCF
4 8 (13.79%) HTML
5 7 (12.07%) WPF
5 7 (12.07%) Web Services
6 6 (10.34%) CSS
6 6 (10.34%) Silverlight
6 6 (10.34%) jQuery
6 6 (10.34%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (5.17%) Entity Framework
9 2 (3.45%) HTML5
9 2 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (3.45%) Ajax
10 1 (1.72%) NHibernate
10 1 (1.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Mathematics
2 7 (12.07%) Physics
3 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.90%) AS400
6 3 (5.17%) Data Integration
7 2 (3.45%) iPhone
7 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
7 2 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.72%) Economics
8 1 (1.72%) Statistics
8 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.72%) PMI
8 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.14%) Android
2 8 (13.79%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.90%) UNIX
3 4 (6.90%) Windows
4 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (25.86%) Software Engineering
2 11 (18.97%) MVC
3 10 (17.24%) Unit Testing
3 10 (17.24%) SDLC
4 8 (13.79%) Android Development
5 7 (12.07%) Mobile Development
6 6 (10.34%) Project Management
6 6 (10.34%) OO
6 6 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.62%) Scrum
7 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.90%) ITIL
8 4 (6.90%) OOP
9 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.17%) PRINCE
9 3 (5.17%) Data Analysis
10 2 (3.45%) iOS Development
10 2 (3.45%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (3.45%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 27 (46.55%) SQL
2 26 (44.83%) C#
3 17 (29.31%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.52%) C++
5 5 (8.62%) PL/SQL
6 4 (6.90%) RPG
6 4 (6.90%) Java
6 4 (6.90%) Python
7 3 (5.17%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.17%) VB
7 3 (5.17%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.17%) VBA
7 3 (5.17%) RPG IV
7 3 (5.17%) C
8 2 (3.45%) PHP
9 1 (1.72%) Fortran
9 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.72%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.72%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.72%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Degree
2 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (3.45%) PhD
4 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.52%) Oracle
3 6 (10.34%) Xamarin
4 4 (6.90%) Informatica
5 2 (3.45%) SAP
5 2 (3.45%) IBM
5 2 (3.45%) Zend
5 2 (3.45%) Tableau
6 1 (1.72%) Talend
6 1 (1.72%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.72%) Adobe
6 1 (1.72%) OpenText
6 1 (1.72%) Google
6 1 (1.72%) Planview
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