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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 142 104 97
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 15 55 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.51% 1.77% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 1.86% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 9 45 42
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
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
2834 2963 3173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.61% 95.61% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1845 1914 2068
Average salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
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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
Dundee -13 6 £30,000 -20.00%
Glasgow -29 4 £52,500 +48.64%
Edinburgh -17 2 £45,000 +4.65%
Fife - 1 - -
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 24 (54.55%) C#
2 22 (50.00%) SQL
3 18 (40.91%) Android
4 16 (36.36%) .NET
5 15 (34.09%) Java
6 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
7 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
7 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
7 13 (29.55%) Degree
8 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (25.00%) C++
9 11 (25.00%) jQuery
9 11 (25.00%) Apple iOS
10 10 (22.73%) Games
10 10 (22.73%) Software Engineering
11 9 (20.45%) Finance
11 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET
12 8 (18.18%) Web Services
12 8 (18.18%) Oracle
12 8 (18.18%) RDBMS
12 8 (18.18%) Mathematics
12 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
12 8 (18.18%) Android Development
12 8 (18.18%) Relational Database
12 8 (18.18%) Mobile Development
13 7 (15.91%) Xamarin
13 7 (15.91%) WCF
13 7 (15.91%) WPF
13 7 (15.91%) Silverlight
13 7 (15.91%) .NET Framework

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (11.36%) IIS
2 2 (4.55%) CMS
2 2 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.27%) Alfresco
3 1 (2.27%) CICS
3 1 (2.27%) IBM Connections
3 1 (2.27%) JBoss
3 1 (2.27%) Liferay
3 1 (2.27%) MTS
3 1 (2.27%) Quickr
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.18%) RDBMS
2 8 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 6 (13.64%) MySQL
4 5 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.27%) Big Data
7 1 (2.27%) DB2
7 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.27%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.27%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) JUnit
2 1 (2.27%) Maven
2 1 (2.27%) Selenium
2 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 10 (22.73%) Games
2 9 (20.45%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Law
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (36.36%) .NET
2 11 (25.00%) jQuery
3 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET
4 8 (18.18%) Web Services
5 7 (15.91%) .NET Framework
5 7 (15.91%) HTML
5 7 (15.91%) Silverlight
5 7 (15.91%) WCF
5 7 (15.91%) WPF
6 5 (11.36%) CSS
6 5 (11.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 3 (6.82%) cocos2d
7 3 (6.82%) DirectX
7 3 (6.82%) J2EE
7 3 (6.82%) OpenGL
8 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (4.55%) CSS3
8 2 (4.55%) Hibernate
8 2 (4.55%) HTML5
8 2 (4.55%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
1 8 (18.18%) Mathematics
2 7 (15.91%) Mobile Games
3 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.36%) Data Integration
4 4 (9.09%) Physics
5 2 (4.55%) PMI
6 1 (2.27%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.27%) Economics
6 1 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.27%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.27%) Statistics
6 1 (2.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.91%) Android
2 11 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 5 (11.36%) Windows
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.55%) Unix
5 1 (2.27%) Linux
5 1 (2.27%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) Software Engineering
3 8 (18.18%) Android Development
3 8 (18.18%) Mobile Development
4 6 (13.64%) OO
4 6 (13.64%) OOP
5 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (11.36%) Scrum
5 5 (11.36%) Unit Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Analytics
6 4 (9.09%) Data Management
6 4 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 4 (9.09%) Game Development
6 4 (9.09%) Line Management
6 4 (9.09%) Master Data Management
6 4 (9.09%) Project Management
7 3 (6.82%) MVC
7 3 (6.82%) OOD
8 2 (4.55%) Web Design
8 2 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (54.55%) C#
2 22 (50.00%) SQL
3 15 (34.09%) Java
4 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
5 11 (25.00%) C++
6 4 (9.09%) PL/SQL
7 3 (6.82%) C
8 2 (4.55%) Python
8 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.27%) COBOL
9 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.18%) Oracle
3 7 (15.91%) Xamarin
4 4 (9.09%) IBM
4 4 (9.09%) Tableau
5 3 (6.82%) Google
5 3 (6.82%) Sitecore
6 2 (4.55%) Pega
7 1 (2.27%) Adobe
7 1 (2.27%) Informatica
7 1 (2.27%) OpenText