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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 89 117 123
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 67 49 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.18% 1.50% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 1.58% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 56 33 28
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +13.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £23,700 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £52,500 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
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
2910 3107 2952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.60% 94.99% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1952 1969 2102
Average salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,148 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
Edinburgh +8 34 £47,500 +19.49% 3
Glasgow +22 20 £35,318 -5.81% 2
Aberdeen +10 4 £30,000 -24.05%
Dundee +10 2 £32,500 +28.71% 1
Dumfries and Galloway - 2 £21,000 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 £21,000 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £48,000 -
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 86 (46.99%) .NET
2 78 (42.62%) SQL
2 78 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (38.25%) C#
4 69 (37.70%) ASP.NET
5 65 (35.52%) MVC
6 64 (34.97%) Software Engineering
7 61 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 46 (25.14%) SQL Server
8 46 (25.14%) jQuery
9 45 (24.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 38 (20.77%) NHibernate
11 34 (18.58%) Windows
11 34 (18.58%) Microsoft
12 33 (18.03%) Finance
13 31 (16.94%) Ajax
14 28 (15.30%) Visual Studio
15 27 (14.75%) HTML
16 26 (14.21%) CSS
17 25 (13.66%) Oracle
18 24 (13.11%) Java
19 22 (12.02%) T-SQL
19 22 (12.02%) MS Excel
19 22 (12.02%) TDD
20 21 (11.48%) WCF
21 18 (9.84%) .NET Framework
21 18 (9.84%) AngularJS
21 18 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
22 17 (9.29%) SQL Server 2008
22 17 (9.29%) Team Foundation Server

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 16 (8.74%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.10%) NServiceBus
3 11 (6.01%) CICS
4 8 (4.37%) SAS
5 5 (2.73%) MQSeries
6 4 (2.19%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.55%) Node.js
8 1 (0.55%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.55%) ArcSDE
8 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (12.02%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.46%) MS Office
3 4 (2.19%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.55%) MS Project
4 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.55%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.55%) Agresso
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.55%) Movex
2 1 (0.55%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.28%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.73%) Internet
3 1 (0.55%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (25.14%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (8.20%) DB2
4 8 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.37%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.83%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.28%) Base SAS
7 5 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.73%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.19%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 3 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.55%) MySQL
10 1 (0.55%) OLAP
10 1 (0.55%) QlikView
10 1 (0.55%) SQLite
10 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.55%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.55%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 28 (15.30%) Visual Studio
2 17 (9.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (7.10%) SpecFlow
4 7 (3.83%) PeopleTools
5 4 (2.19%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (1.64%) Moq
6 3 (1.64%) NUnit
6 3 (1.64%) ReSharper
7 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.55%) QUnit
General
1 33 (18.03%) Finance
2 12 (6.56%) Banking
3 11 (6.01%) Law
4 10 (5.46%) Legal
5 8 (4.37%) Retail
6 7 (3.83%) Games
7 2 (1.09%) Advertising
7 2 (1.09%) Publishing
8 1 (0.55%) Marketing
8 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (46.99%) .NET
2 69 (37.70%) ASP.NET
3 46 (25.14%) jQuery
4 45 (24.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 38 (20.77%) NHibernate
6 31 (16.94%) Ajax
7 27 (14.75%) HTML
8 26 (14.21%) CSS
9 21 (11.48%) WCF
10 18 (9.84%) .NET Framework
10 18 (9.84%) AngularJS
11 17 (9.29%) Castle Windsor
12 16 (8.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 15 (8.20%) LINQ
14 13 (7.10%) Sass
14 13 (7.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 13 (7.10%) Middleware
15 12 (6.56%) WPF
16 8 (4.37%) WinForms
17 6 (3.28%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.01%) User Experience
2 11 (6.01%) Mainframe
3 6 (3.28%) N-Tier
3 6 (3.28%) Cryptography
4 5 (2.73%) Online Banking
4 5 (2.73%) Mobile Games
4 5 (2.73%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (2.19%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.64%) Physics
6 3 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.64%) Artificial Intelligence
7 2 (1.09%) Animation
7 2 (1.09%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.55%) FMCG
8 1 (0.55%) GIS
8 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (18.58%) Windows
2 10 (5.46%) Linux
3 8 (4.37%) UNIX
4 6 (3.28%) Windows Phone
4 6 (3.28%) zOS
4 6 (3.28%) Android
4 6 (3.28%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (35.52%) MVC
3 64 (34.97%) Software Engineering
4 22 (12.02%) TDD
5 16 (8.74%) Scrum
5 16 (8.74%) Document Management
6 15 (8.20%) Systems Analysis
6 15 (8.20%) Change Management
6 15 (8.20%) Coaching
7 13 (7.10%) Unit Testing
7 13 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (6.56%) OO
9 11 (6.01%) RAD
9 11 (6.01%) Web Development
9 11 (6.01%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (5.46%) UX Design
10 10 (5.46%) SEO
11 9 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (3.28%) Project Management
12 6 (3.28%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 78 (42.62%) SQL
2 70 (38.25%) C#
3 61 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 24 (13.11%) Java
5 22 (12.02%) T-SQL
6 16 (8.74%) C++
7 15 (8.20%) RPG
7 15 (8.20%) RPG IV
8 11 (6.01%) VBScript
8 11 (6.01%) Assembly Language
9 8 (4.37%) VB.NET
10 6 (3.28%) VB
10 6 (3.28%) Ruby
10 6 (3.28%) JCL
11 5 (2.73%) C
12 4 (2.19%) F#
13 3 (1.64%) SAS Macro
13 3 (1.64%) Delphi
13 3 (1.64%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (7.10%) Degree
2 2 (1.09%) SAS Certification
3 1 (0.55%) OCPJP
3 1 (0.55%) HND
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.55%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 34 (18.58%) Microsoft
2 25 (13.66%) Oracle
3 14 (7.65%) Twitter
4 8 (4.37%) PeopleSoft
5 6 (3.28%) IBM
6 3 (1.64%) Cognos
7 2 (1.09%) Infor
8 1 (0.55%) SAP
8 1 (0.55%) Sun
8 1 (0.55%) Epicor
8 1 (0.55%) Baan
8 1 (0.55%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.55%) Teradata
8 1 (0.55%) NetSuite
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