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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 143 138 147
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 28 19 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.77% 0.61% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.65% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 19 14 7
Average salary £42,500 £38,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.67% -13.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £36,000 £33,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.55% +11.87%
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
3461 2926 3004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.40% 94.60% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2188 1929 2051
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -1 15 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Glasgow +1 10 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Fife - 1 £40,000 -
West Lothian - 1 £45,000 - 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Senior Software Developer
UK

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 49 (63.64%) C#
1 49 (63.64%) .NET
2 35 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 33 (42.86%) OO
4 32 (41.56%) ASP.NET
5 30 (38.96%) Mentoring
6 28 (36.36%) Java
6 28 (36.36%) SQL Server
7 27 (35.06%) HTML
7 27 (35.06%) Software Engineering
8 25 (32.47%) Degree
9 24 (31.17%) CSS
10 23 (29.87%) MVC
11 21 (27.27%) OOP
11 21 (27.27%) SQL
12 20 (25.97%) C++
13 19 (24.68%) jQuery
14 18 (23.38%) Computer Science
14 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
15 17 (22.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 16 (20.78%) OOD
16 16 (20.78%) .NET Framework
17 14 (18.18%) Games
18 13 (16.88%) PhD
18 13 (16.88%) Mathematics
18 13 (16.88%) Physics
18 13 (16.88%) Game Development
19 12 (15.58%) Relational Database
19 12 (15.58%) TDD

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (9.09%) IIS
1 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.19%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) GPRS
1 1 (1.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.58%) Relational Database
3 10 (12.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (12.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (9.09%) MySQL
5 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.90%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (12.99%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.30%) NCrunch
3 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 14 (18.18%) Games
2 9 (11.69%) Law
2 9 (11.69%) Legal
3 5 (6.49%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (63.64%) .NET
2 32 (41.56%) ASP.NET
3 27 (35.06%) HTML
4 24 (31.17%) CSS
5 19 (24.68%) jQuery
6 17 (22.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 16 (20.78%) .NET Framework
8 10 (12.99%) WinForms
8 10 (12.99%) LINQ
9 9 (11.69%) HTML5
9 9 (11.69%) WCF
10 8 (10.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (9.09%) Ajax
12 5 (6.49%) WPF
13 4 (5.19%) Silverlight
13 4 (5.19%) XML
13 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (3.90%) Hibernate
14 3 (3.90%) RESTful
14 3 (3.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.38%) Computer Science
2 13 (16.88%) Mathematics
2 13 (16.88%) Physics
3 3 (3.90%) EPoS
3 3 (3.90%) Open Source
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) Windows
2 4 (5.19%) Linux
3 2 (2.60%) Android
4 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (42.86%) OO
3 30 (38.96%) Mentoring
4 27 (35.06%) Software Engineering
5 23 (29.87%) MVC
6 21 (27.27%) OOP
7 16 (20.78%) OOD
8 13 (16.88%) Game Development
9 12 (15.58%) TDD
10 10 (12.99%) Unit Testing
11 8 (10.39%) Scrum
12 7 (9.09%) Document Management
12 7 (9.09%) RAD
12 7 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
12 7 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
13 5 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (5.19%) Refactoring
15 3 (3.90%) Web Development
15 3 (3.90%) CRM
15 3 (3.90%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 49 (63.64%) C#
2 33 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 28 (36.36%) Java
4 21 (27.27%) SQL
5 20 (25.97%) C++
6 9 (11.69%) PHP
7 8 (10.39%) VBScript
8 5 (6.49%) Python
9 4 (5.19%) Ruby
10 2 (2.60%) F#
11 1 (1.30%) XPath
11 1 (1.30%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (32.47%) Degree
2 13 (16.88%) PhD
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.30%) MCTS
3 1 (1.30%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) SLA
2 3 (3.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.99%) Oracle
3 2 (2.60%) LexisNexis
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