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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 66 96 101
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 111 66 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.09% 2.12% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.25% 2.25% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 101 38 45
Average salary £40,000 £37,750 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.96% +21.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £20,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,250 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
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
3419 2933 2999
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.24% 94.43% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2162 1901 2068
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 October 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 2 October 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 -4 42 £40,000 +1.26% 6
Glasgow +11 38 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Aberdeen - 9 £40,000 -
Dundee +5 3 £32,500 +8.33%
West Lothian - 1 £37,500 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £48,000 - 1
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 134 (53.82%) .NET
2 131 (52.61%) C#
2 131 (52.61%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (46.59%) ASP.NET
4 101 (40.56%) SQL
5 99 (39.76%) MVC
6 90 (36.14%) JavaScript
7 85 (34.14%) Software Engineering
8 72 (28.92%) SQL Server
9 63 (25.30%) Microsoft
10 60 (24.10%) jQuery
11 52 (20.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 51 (20.48%) HTML
13 49 (19.68%) CSS
14 46 (18.47%) Finance
15 44 (17.67%) Visual Studio
16 40 (16.06%) Ajax
17 39 (15.66%) Java
18 37 (14.86%) Windows
18 37 (14.86%) SharePoint
18 37 (14.86%) Document Management
19 34 (13.65%) Web Development
20 33 (13.25%) LINQ
20 33 (13.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 33 (13.25%) User Experience
21 32 (12.85%) UX Design
21 32 (12.85%) MS Excel
21 32 (12.85%) SEO
22 29 (11.65%) Unit Testing
23 27 (10.84%) Systems Analysis

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 37 (14.86%) SharePoint
2 14 (5.62%) NServiceBus
3 9 (3.61%) IIS
4 7 (2.81%) CICS
4 7 (2.81%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (2.41%) SAS
6 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.40%) Node.js
6 1 (0.40%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (12.85%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) MS Project
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Agresso
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.40%) Movex
2 1 (0.40%) Maximo
2 1 (0.40%) Epicor Vantage
2 1 (0.40%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.01%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.40%) SSL
2 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (28.92%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.44%) DB2
3 22 (8.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (4.02%) MySQL
5 8 (3.21%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.61%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.40%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.40%) QlikView
9 1 (0.40%) SQLite
9 1 (0.40%) Easytrieve
9 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.40%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 44 (17.67%) Visual Studio
2 19 (7.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (5.62%) SpecFlow
4 5 (2.01%) RSpec
4 5 (2.01%) Cucumber
4 5 (2.01%) Jasmine
5 4 (1.61%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.61%) Maven
5 4 (1.61%) Ant
6 3 (1.20%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.80%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.80%) PeopleTools
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.40%) QUnit
General
1 46 (18.47%) Finance
2 27 (10.84%) Law
3 25 (10.04%) Legal
4 16 (6.43%) Banking
5 6 (2.41%) Retail
5 6 (2.41%) Advertising
6 5 (2.01%) Games
7 2 (0.80%) Publishing
7 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (53.82%) .NET
2 116 (46.59%) ASP.NET
3 60 (24.10%) jQuery
4 52 (20.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 51 (20.48%) HTML
6 49 (19.68%) CSS
7 40 (16.06%) Ajax
8 33 (13.25%) LINQ
8 33 (13.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 26 (10.44%) NHibernate
10 21 (8.43%) .NET Framework
10 21 (8.43%) WCF
10 21 (8.43%) AngularJS
11 17 (6.83%) Ruby on Rails
12 15 (6.02%) Castle Windsor
13 14 (5.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (5.62%) Sass
14 11 (4.42%) WPF
15 10 (4.02%) Web Services
15 10 (4.02%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.25%) User Experience
2 12 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.42%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.81%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.41%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.01%) Cryptography
6 5 (2.01%) Open Source
7 3 (1.20%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.20%) Physics
7 3 (1.20%) Artificial Intelligence
7 3 (1.20%) Mobile Games
8 2 (0.80%) Animation
8 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.40%) GIS
9 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.40%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.86%) Windows
2 26 (10.44%) Linux
3 12 (4.82%) UNIX
4 5 (2.01%) AIX
4 5 (2.01%) Solaris
4 5 (2.01%) Mac OS X
4 5 (2.01%) zOS
5 4 (1.61%) Android
5 4 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.61%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (52.61%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (39.76%) MVC
3 85 (34.14%) Software Engineering
4 37 (14.86%) Document Management
5 34 (13.65%) Web Development
6 32 (12.85%) UX Design
6 32 (12.85%) SEO
7 29 (11.65%) Unit Testing
8 27 (10.84%) Systems Analysis
8 27 (10.84%) TDD
9 26 (10.44%) OO
9 26 (10.44%) RAD
10 25 (10.04%) Change Management
11 20 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (7.23%) Coaching
13 17 (6.83%) Scrum
13 17 (6.83%) Workflow
14 12 (4.82%) Project Management
15 10 (4.02%) Mentoring
16 8 (3.21%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 131 (52.61%) C#
2 101 (40.56%) SQL
3 90 (36.14%) JavaScript
4 39 (15.66%) Java
5 27 (10.84%) VBScript
6 25 (10.04%) RPG
6 25 (10.04%) RPG IV
7 21 (8.43%) C++
8 17 (6.83%) Ruby
9 15 (6.02%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.81%) JCL
11 6 (2.41%) F#
11 6 (2.41%) VB.NET
12 5 (2.01%) Python
12 5 (2.01%) Assembly Language
12 5 (2.01%) CoffeeScript
13 4 (1.61%) VB
13 4 (1.61%) C
13 4 (1.61%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.80%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 19 (7.63%) Degree
2 2 (0.80%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.40%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.40%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.81%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (2.01%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 63 (25.30%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.63%) Oracle
3 15 (6.02%) Twitter
4 3 (1.20%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (0.80%) Citrix
5 2 (0.80%) Epicor
5 2 (0.80%) Infor
6 1 (0.40%) Pega
6 1 (0.40%) Baan
6 1 (0.40%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.40%) ESRI
6 1 (0.40%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.40%) SAP
6 1 (0.40%) Cognos
6 1 (0.40%) Progress
6 1 (0.40%) IBM
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