The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 33 32 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 187 208 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 6.02% 5.62% 4.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.40% 5.89% 4.94%
Number of salaries quoted 112 142 97
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Senior Developer
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
2923 3532 2833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.05% 95.51% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1794 2315 1709
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £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%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Scotland region.

Senior Developer Salary Trend in Scotland

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Senior Developer Salary Histogram in Scotland

Senior Developer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 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
Glasgow +13 101 £42,500 -5.55% 8
Edinburgh -20 60 £42,500 - 8
Aberdeen +20 15 £42,500 -
Stirling -2 11 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Dundee +4 1 £37,500 -2.59%
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Senior Developer 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 Senior Developer in their job title.

1 169 (52.81%) C#
2 151 (47.19%) .NET
3 144 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (42.19%) JavaScript
5 127 (39.69%) Java
6 120 (37.50%) HTML
7 114 (35.63%) SQL Server
8 105 (32.81%) MVC
9 100 (31.25%) ASP.NET
9 100 (31.25%) CSS
10 99 (30.94%) TDD
11 91 (28.44%) Finance
12 87 (27.19%) Oracle
13 86 (26.88%) SQL
14 80 (25.00%) Web Services
15 74 (23.13%) Continuous Integration
16 72 (22.50%) Relational Database
17 63 (19.69%) jQuery
17 63 (19.69%) Spring
18 57 (17.81%) Microsoft
18 57 (17.81%) ASP.NET MVC
19 54 (16.88%) XML
20 49 (15.31%) Mentoring
21 48 (15.00%) .NET Framework
22 46 (14.38%) Scrum
23 44 (13.75%) MS Excel
24 42 (13.13%) OO
24 42 (13.13%) Visual Studio
25 41 (12.81%) Linux
26 39 (12.19%) Degree

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Senior Developer 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 Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (9.69%) SharePoint
2 24 (7.50%) JBoss
3 21 (6.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 19 (5.94%) Node.js
5 14 (4.38%) Drupal
5 14 (4.38%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.13%) IIS
7 8 (2.50%) Apache
8 6 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.94%) CMS
9 3 (0.94%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.94%) Adobe CQ
9 3 (0.94%) WordPress
10 2 (0.63%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.63%) SAS
11 1 (0.31%) Liferay
11 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.31%) Joomla!
Applications
1 44 (13.75%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.50%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.94%) GIMP
3 3 (0.94%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.63%) MS Project
4 2 (0.63%) MS Office
4 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.94%) GitHub
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.31%) SaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.81%) Intranet
2 5 (1.56%) Internet
3 1 (0.31%) RFID
3 1 (0.31%) NFC
3 1 (0.31%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (35.63%) SQL Server
2 72 (22.50%) Relational Database
3 35 (10.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (10.63%) Oracle Database
5 31 (9.69%) RDBMS
6 28 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (5.94%) MongoDB
9 18 (5.63%) MySQL
10 17 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (5.31%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (4.06%) DataStage
12 13 (4.06%) NoSQL
13 11 (3.44%) RavenDB
14 8 (2.50%) Big Data
14 8 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (1.88%) Hadoop
15 6 (1.88%) Datomic
16 5 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 42 (13.13%) Visual Studio
2 32 (10.00%) Maven
3 31 (9.69%) Eclipse
4 28 (8.75%) Git (software)
5 23 (7.19%) Subversion
6 22 (6.88%) Selenium
7 14 (4.38%) JUnit
8 13 (4.06%) TeamCity
9 10 (3.13%) Mercurial
10 9 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (2.50%) Jenkins
12 7 (2.19%) Appium
12 7 (2.19%) Jasmine
13 6 (1.88%) SpecFlow
13 6 (1.88%) GitLab
13 6 (1.88%) WatiN
13 6 (1.88%) Cucumber
13 6 (1.88%) MSBuild
14 5 (1.56%) Mockito
14 5 (1.56%) Ant
General
1 91 (28.44%) Finance
2 32 (10.00%) Banking
3 21 (6.56%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.75%) Retail
5 9 (2.81%) Advertising
5 9 (2.81%) Games
6 7 (2.19%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.25%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.25%) Private Banking
7 4 (1.25%) Marketing
8 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (47.19%) .NET
2 120 (37.50%) HTML
3 100 (31.25%) CSS
3 100 (31.25%) ASP.NET
4 80 (25.00%) Web Services
5 63 (19.69%) Spring
5 63 (19.69%) jQuery
6 57 (17.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 54 (16.88%) XML
8 48 (15.00%) .NET Framework
9 38 (11.88%) NHibernate
9 38 (11.88%) HTML5
10 37 (11.56%) AngularJS
11 36 (11.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 34 (10.63%) RESTful
13 33 (10.31%) Hibernate
14 28 (8.75%) XSD
14 28 (8.75%) Spring.NET
14 28 (8.75%) WCF
15 27 (8.44%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.31%) User Experience
2 24 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 19 (5.94%) Open Source
4 17 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.88%) Semantic Web
7 5 (1.56%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.56%) Physics
7 5 (1.56%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.25%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.25%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.25%) Grid Computing
8 4 (1.25%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.25%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.25%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.94%) FMCG
9 3 (0.94%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.94%) GIS
9 3 (0.94%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 41 (12.81%) Linux
2 24 (7.50%) Windows
3 19 (5.94%) UNIX
4 8 (2.50%) Android
5 5 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.63%) AIX
7 1 (0.31%) Debian
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (32.81%) MVC
3 99 (30.94%) TDD
4 74 (23.13%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (15.31%) Mentoring
6 46 (14.38%) Scrum
7 42 (13.13%) OO
8 33 (10.31%) Dependency Injection
9 32 (10.00%) Unit Testing
10 29 (9.06%) SOA
11 26 (8.13%) Software Engineering
12 22 (6.88%) Use Case
12 22 (6.88%) RUP
12 22 (6.88%) OOP
12 22 (6.88%) Unified Process
13 21 (6.56%) UX Design
14 20 (6.25%) ETL
15 19 (5.94%) Web Development
16 18 (5.63%) AOP
17 16 (5.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 169 (52.81%) C#
2 135 (42.19%) JavaScript
3 127 (39.69%) Java
4 86 (26.88%) SQL
5 26 (8.13%) C++
6 22 (6.88%) PL/SQL
6 22 (6.88%) AspectJ
7 21 (6.56%) PHP
8 17 (5.31%) T-SQL
9 13 (4.06%) VB.NET
10 12 (3.75%) VB
11 11 (3.44%) VB6
12 9 (2.81%) Ruby
12 9 (2.81%) Python
12 9 (2.81%) Objective-C
13 7 (2.19%) XPath
14 6 (1.88%) Clojure
14 6 (1.88%) XQuery
15 4 (1.25%) VBA
16 3 (0.94%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 39 (12.19%) Degree
2 16 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (1.25%) MCP
4 1 (0.31%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.31%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.06%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.31%) Puppet
1 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 87 (27.19%) Oracle
2 57 (17.81%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.69%) IBM
4 13 (4.06%) Informatica
5 7 (2.19%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.25%) SAP
7 3 (0.94%) Adobe
8 2 (0.63%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.63%) Cognos
8 2 (0.63%) Sybase
8 2 (0.63%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.63%) Hyland
8 2 (0.63%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.31%) Alterian
9 1 (0.31%) Iron Speed
9 1 (0.31%) Apple
9 1 (0.31%) Sun
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