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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 55 96 102
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 140 59 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.74% 1.88% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.95% 1.99% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 135 42 46
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +17.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £30,000 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £49,600 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,250 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +7.97%
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
3547 2965 2964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.81% 94.64% 93.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2282 1956 2055
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Glasgow +35 75 £36,250 -19.44% 3
Edinburgh +5 38 £40,000 - 3
Aberdeen +14 6 £40,000 +35.59%
Dundee -2 3 £32,500 +8.33%
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 149 (57.09%) C#
2 146 (55.94%) .NET
3 132 (50.57%) ASP.NET
4 114 (43.68%) MVC
5 95 (36.40%) SQL
6 90 (34.48%) JavaScript
7 85 (32.57%) Software Engineering
8 77 (29.50%) SQL Server
9 70 (26.82%) Microsoft
10 60 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (21.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 51 (19.54%) HTML
13 50 (19.16%) CSS
13 50 (19.16%) Finance
13 50 (19.16%) jQuery
14 40 (15.33%) User Experience Design
14 40 (15.33%) SEO
14 40 (15.33%) Java
14 40 (15.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 39 (14.94%) Visual Studio
15 39 (14.94%) SharePoint
16 38 (14.56%) LINQ
16 38 (14.56%) Ajax
16 38 (14.56%) Web Development
17 37 (14.18%) Document Management
18 34 (13.03%) MS Excel
19 32 (12.26%) Windows
20 30 (11.49%) OO
20 30 (11.49%) Unit Testing
21 29 (11.11%) VBScript

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 39 (14.94%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.83%) IIS
3 9 (3.45%) NServiceBus
3 9 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.30%) SAS
4 6 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.53%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (1.15%) CICS
7 1 (0.38%) Node.js
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.38%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 34 (13.03%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) MS Project
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Agresso
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.38%) Maximo
2 1 (0.38%) Epicor Vantage
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.38%) Intranet
1 1 (0.38%) Internet
1 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (29.50%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.58%) DB2
3 16 (6.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.45%) MySQL
5 8 (3.07%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.38%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.38%) Easytrieve
9 1 (0.38%) DataStage
9 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 39 (14.94%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (3.45%) SpecFlow
4 5 (1.92%) Cucumber
4 5 (1.92%) Jasmine
4 5 (1.92%) RSpec
5 4 (1.53%) Maven
5 4 (1.53%) Ant
5 4 (1.53%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.15%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.77%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.77%) PeopleTools
8 1 (0.38%) Moq
8 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.38%) NUnit
General
1 50 (19.16%) Finance
2 28 (10.73%) Law
3 25 (9.58%) Legal
4 13 (4.98%) Banking
5 6 (2.30%) Retail
5 6 (2.30%) Advertising
6 5 (1.92%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (55.94%) .NET
2 132 (50.57%) ASP.NET
3 57 (21.84%) ASP.NET MVC
4 51 (19.54%) HTML
5 50 (19.16%) CSS
5 50 (19.16%) jQuery
6 40 (15.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 38 (14.56%) LINQ
7 38 (14.56%) Ajax
8 20 (7.66%) WCF
9 18 (6.90%) AngularJS
10 17 (6.51%) .NET Framework
10 17 (6.51%) Ruby on Rails
11 16 (6.13%) NHibernate
12 13 (4.98%) WPF
13 10 (3.83%) Spring
13 10 (3.83%) WinForms
13 10 (3.83%) Web Services
13 10 (3.83%) Sinatra
13 10 (3.83%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.83%) Computer Science
1 10 (3.83%) N-Tier
2 5 (1.92%) Open Source
3 4 (1.53%) Mobile Games
4 2 (0.77%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (0.77%) Mathematics
4 2 (0.77%) Mainframe
4 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.38%) GIS
5 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.38%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (0.38%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.26%) Windows
2 27 (10.34%) Linux
3 14 (5.36%) UNIX
4 5 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.92%) AIX
4 5 (1.92%) Solaris
4 5 (1.92%) Mac OS X
4 5 (1.92%) Android
5 4 (1.53%) zOS
6 3 (1.15%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.38%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (43.68%) MVC
2 85 (32.57%) Software Engineering
3 60 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (15.33%) User Experience Design
4 40 (15.33%) SEO
5 38 (14.56%) Web Development
6 37 (14.18%) Document Management
7 30 (11.49%) OO
7 30 (11.49%) Unit Testing
8 28 (10.73%) TDD
9 27 (10.34%) RAD
10 25 (9.58%) Systems Analysis
11 24 (9.20%) Change Management
11 24 (9.20%) Workflow
12 19 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (5.75%) Scrum
14 12 (4.60%) Project Management
15 9 (3.45%) Multithreading
15 9 (3.45%) Information Security
16 8 (3.07%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 149 (57.09%) C#
2 95 (36.40%) SQL
3 90 (34.48%) JavaScript
4 40 (15.33%) Java
5 29 (11.11%) VBScript
6 24 (9.20%) RPG IV
6 24 (9.20%) RPG
7 20 (7.66%) C++
8 17 (6.51%) Ruby
9 10 (3.83%) T-SQL
10 9 (3.45%) F#
11 5 (1.92%) CoffeeScript
11 5 (1.92%) Python
12 4 (1.53%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.53%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.77%) JCL
13 2 (0.77%) C
13 2 (0.77%) COBOL
13 2 (0.77%) VB
14 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (8.81%) Degree
2 2 (0.77%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.38%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.38%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (1.92%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 70 (26.82%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.90%) Oracle
3 10 (3.83%) Twitter
4 5 (1.92%) IBM
5 4 (1.53%) BMC
5 4 (1.53%) CA
5 4 (1.53%) Compuware
6 2 (0.77%) Citrix
6 2 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.38%) Progress
7 1 (0.38%) Cognos
7 1 (0.38%) Epicor
7 1 (0.38%) ESRI
7 1 (0.38%) VMware
7 1 (0.38%) Infor
7 1 (0.38%) Pega
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