The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 125 127 155
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 35 24 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.95% 0.79% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.84% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 25 19 2
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £35,800 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,300 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Senior Software 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
3505 2870 2942
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.76% 94.53% 93.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2252 1884 2036
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Senior Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Senior Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Senior Software Developer Salary Trend in Scotland

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Senior Software Developer Salary Histogram in Scotland

Senior Software 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 Software Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 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
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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
Edinburgh +2 17 £45,000 +9.09% 5
Glasgow -3 16 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Fife +3 1 £40,000 -
Dundee +3 1 £40,000 +11.11%
Senior Software Developer
UK

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 47 (61.84%) .NET
2 46 (60.53%) C#
3 37 (48.68%) OO
4 31 (40.79%) Java
5 28 (36.84%) JavaScript
5 28 (36.84%) ASP.NET
6 27 (35.53%) Software Engineering
7 26 (34.21%) SQL Server
8 25 (32.89%) HTML
8 25 (32.89%) Degree
9 24 (31.58%) C++
9 24 (31.58%) OOP
10 23 (30.26%) CSS
10 23 (30.26%) MVC
11 19 (25.00%) OOD
11 19 (25.00%) Computer Science
12 18 (23.68%) SQL
12 18 (23.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 17 (22.37%) Games
13 17 (22.37%) jQuery
14 16 (21.05%) Mathematics
14 16 (21.05%) Physics
14 16 (21.05%) PhD
14 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
14 16 (21.05%) Game Development
15 14 (18.42%) .NET Framework
16 12 (15.79%) TDD
16 12 (15.79%) Relational Database
17 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2005
17 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.21%) IIS
1 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.26%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (34.21%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.79%) Relational Database
3 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (10.53%) MySQL
5 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.95%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.32%) JIRA
3 1 (1.32%) NCrunch
General
1 17 (22.37%) Games
2 8 (10.53%) Law
2 8 (10.53%) Legal
3 4 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (61.84%) .NET
2 28 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 25 (32.89%) HTML
4 23 (30.26%) CSS
5 18 (23.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 17 (22.37%) jQuery
7 14 (18.42%) .NET Framework
8 9 (11.84%) WinForms
8 9 (11.84%) LINQ
8 9 (11.84%) HTML5
9 7 (9.21%) WCF
9 7 (9.21%) Ajax
9 7 (9.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (3.95%) Hibernate
10 3 (3.95%) XML
10 3 (3.95%) Spring
10 3 (3.95%) WPF
10 3 (3.95%) RESTful
10 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (2.63%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 16 (21.05%) Mathematics
2 16 (21.05%) Physics
3 3 (3.95%) EPoS
3 3 (3.95%) Open Source
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) Windows
2 4 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (2.63%) Android
4 1 (1.32%) UNIX
4 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.68%) OO
2 27 (35.53%) Software Engineering
3 24 (31.58%) OOP
4 23 (30.26%) MVC
5 19 (25.00%) OOD
6 16 (21.05%) Game Development
7 12 (15.79%) TDD
8 9 (11.84%) Unit Testing
9 7 (9.21%) RAD
9 7 (9.21%) Scrum
9 7 (9.21%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (9.21%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (9.21%) Document Management
10 6 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (5.26%) Refactoring
13 3 (3.95%) SOA
13 3 (3.95%) CRM
14 2 (2.63%) Android Development
14 2 (2.63%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (60.53%) C#
2 31 (40.79%) Java
3 28 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 24 (31.58%) C++
5 18 (23.68%) SQL
6 9 (11.84%) PHP
7 8 (10.53%) VBScript
8 4 (5.26%) Ruby
8 4 (5.26%) Python
9 1 (1.32%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.32%) F#
Qualifications
1 25 (32.89%) Degree
2 16 (21.05%) PhD
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.32%) MCAD
3 1 (1.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) SLA
2 2 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.16%) Oracle
3 1 (1.32%) LexisNexis
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