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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 113 96 130
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 46 75 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.49% 2.16% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 2.26% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 35 48 17
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £24,700 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £44,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
2914 3320 2772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.15% 95.65% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1844 2185 1787
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 3 March 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 3 March 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
Edinburgh -3 21 £43,000 +7.50% 2
Glasgow -2 14 £35,159 -6.24% 2
Dundee +6 3 £42,500 +50.44%
Dumfries and Galloway - 2 £21,000 -
Aberdeen +8 1 £25,000 -50.00%
West Lothian - 1 - -
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 52 (42.62%) SQL
2 50 (40.98%) .NET
3 40 (32.79%) MVC
4 39 (31.97%) Software Engineering
5 36 (29.51%) JavaScript
5 36 (29.51%) ASP.NET
6 33 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (26.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 30 (24.59%) NHibernate
9 28 (22.95%) C#
10 26 (21.31%) jQuery
11 24 (19.67%) SQL Server
12 21 (17.21%) Oracle
13 18 (14.75%) T-SQL
13 18 (14.75%) Finance
13 18 (14.75%) Ajax
14 16 (13.11%) TDD
15 15 (12.30%) Windows
15 15 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (11.48%) Java
16 14 (11.48%) Degree
17 13 (10.66%) WCF
18 12 (9.84%) .NET Framework
18 12 (9.84%) Mainframe
19 11 (9.02%) RPG
19 11 (9.02%) Middleware
19 11 (9.02%) CICS
19 11 (9.02%) Assembly Language
19 11 (9.02%) RPG IV
19 11 (9.02%) Continuous Improvement

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 11 (9.02%) CICS
2 9 (7.38%) SAS
3 5 (4.10%) MQSeries
3 5 (4.10%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.10%) NServiceBus
4 3 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.64%) Node.js
6 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.82%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.82%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.82%) Joomla!
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.28%) BPCS
2 2 (1.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.82%) SaaS
2 1 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.92%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.38%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.56%) RDBMS
4 7 (5.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (5.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (5.74%) DB2
4 7 (5.74%) Base SAS
4 7 (5.74%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 4 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.64%) MySQL
7 2 (1.64%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.64%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.64%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.82%) OLAP
8 1 (0.82%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.10%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (4.10%) PeopleTools
3 5 (4.10%) SpecFlow
4 3 (2.46%) NUnit
4 3 (2.46%) Moq
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.82%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.82%) Grunt
5 1 (0.82%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.82%) Bower
General
1 18 (14.75%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Banking
3 8 (6.56%) Retail
4 7 (5.74%) Games
5 2 (1.64%) Publishing
6 1 (0.82%) Automotive
6 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (40.98%) .NET
2 36 (29.51%) ASP.NET
3 32 (26.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 30 (24.59%) NHibernate
5 26 (21.31%) jQuery
6 18 (14.75%) Ajax
7 13 (10.66%) WCF
8 12 (9.84%) .NET Framework
9 11 (9.02%) Middleware
10 10 (8.20%) CSS
10 10 (8.20%) HTML
10 10 (8.20%) Castle Windsor
11 9 (7.38%) AngularJS
11 9 (7.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 9 (7.38%) WPF
12 8 (6.56%) WinForms
13 7 (5.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 7 (5.74%) Spring.NET
14 6 (4.92%) Sass
14 6 (4.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.84%) Mainframe
3 6 (4.92%) Cryptography
4 5 (4.10%) Online Banking
4 5 (4.10%) N-Tier
4 5 (4.10%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.28%) AS400
6 3 (2.46%) Artificial Intelligence
6 3 (2.46%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.46%) Physics
6 3 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.64%) User Experience
7 2 (1.64%) Animation
7 2 (1.64%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.82%) GIS
8 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.82%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.82%) FMCG
8 1 (0.82%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.30%) Windows
2 6 (4.92%) zOS
3 3 (2.46%) Linux
4 2 (1.64%) Android
4 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.64%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.64%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.64%) UNIX
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.82%) VME
5 1 (0.82%) OS/400
5 1 (0.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (32.79%) MVC
2 39 (31.97%) Software Engineering
3 33 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (13.11%) TDD
5 11 (9.02%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (6.56%) Scrum
7 8 (6.56%) Mentoring
8 7 (5.74%) Dependency Injection
8 7 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.74%) Change Management
8 7 (5.74%) ETL
8 7 (5.74%) Data Management
8 7 (5.74%) AOP
9 6 (4.92%) CRM
9 6 (4.92%) Line Management
10 5 (4.10%) Coaching
10 5 (4.10%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.10%) Migration
10 5 (4.10%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 52 (42.62%) SQL
2 36 (29.51%) JavaScript
3 28 (22.95%) C#
4 18 (14.75%) T-SQL
5 14 (11.48%) Java
6 11 (9.02%) RPG
6 11 (9.02%) Assembly Language
6 11 (9.02%) RPG IV
7 10 (8.20%) VB
8 9 (7.38%) C++
9 6 (4.92%) VB.NET
9 6 (4.92%) JCL
10 5 (4.10%) VBA
10 5 (4.10%) C
11 3 (2.46%) Delphi
11 3 (2.46%) SAS Macro
11 3 (2.46%) F#
12 2 (1.64%) VB6
12 2 (1.64%) PHP
12 2 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (11.48%) Degree
2 2 (1.64%) VCP4
2 2 (1.64%) SAS Certification
3 1 (0.82%) HND
Systems Management
1 1 (0.82%) Puppet
1 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (17.21%) Oracle
2 8 (6.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.10%) PeopleSoft
3 5 (4.10%) IBM
3 5 (4.10%) Twitter
4 2 (1.64%) Cognos
5 1 (0.82%) Sun
5 1 (0.82%) Teradata
5 1 (0.82%) ICL
5 1 (0.82%) Infor
5 1 (0.82%) Pega
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