The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Programmer
Rank 156 159 149
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 5 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 7
Average salary £35,318 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.05% -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Senior 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
3092 3190 3054
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.76% 95.59% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2035 2026 2188
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Senior Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Senior Programmer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Senior Programmer Salary Trend in Scotland

Senior 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 Senior Programmer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 November 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 -2 3 £35,318 -8.85% 1
Edinburgh 0 1 £40,000 +5.26% 2
Perth and Kinross - 1 £48,000 -
Senior Programmer
UK

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Senior 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 Senior Programmer in their job title.

1 16 (69.57%) C#
2 12 (52.17%) .NET
2 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
3 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
5 8 (34.78%) Visual Studio
5 8 (34.78%) SQL
5 8 (34.78%) MVC
5 8 (34.78%) Web Development
6 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
8 5 (21.74%) VBScript
8 5 (21.74%) HTML
8 5 (21.74%) CSS
8 5 (21.74%) Oracle
8 5 (21.74%) RAD
8 5 (21.74%) Law
8 5 (21.74%) Ajax
8 5 (21.74%) LINQ
8 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (17.39%) Document Management
9 4 (17.39%) jQuery
9 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
9 4 (17.39%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (17.39%) WPF
9 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
9 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Senior 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 Senior Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) IIS
3 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Project
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Agresso
2 1 (4.35%) Maximo
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
1 1 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) QlikView
3 1 (4.35%) Base SAS
3 1 (4.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Visual Studio
2 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (13.04%) PeopleTools
3 3 (13.04%) ReSharper
4 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (21.74%) Law
2 4 (17.39%) Legal
3 3 (13.04%) Finance
4 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) .NET
1 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
2 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (21.74%) LINQ
3 5 (21.74%) CSS
3 5 (21.74%) HTML
3 5 (21.74%) Ajax
4 4 (17.39%) WPF
4 4 (17.39%) jQuery
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (4.35%) DHTML
5 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) MVC
1 8 (34.78%) Web Development
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) RAD
3 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Document Management
3 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
3 4 (17.39%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.04%) CMMI
5 2 (8.70%) ETL
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) ERP
6 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.35%) UML
6 1 (4.35%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 5 (21.74%) VBScript
5 2 (8.70%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.35%) VBA
6 1 (4.35%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (4.35%) Cognos
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Infor
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