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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 132 150 136
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 24 26 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.76% 0.69% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.72% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 15 20 16
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £45,000 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £44,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.02% +5.29%
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
2969 3621 2870
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.96% 95.42% 94.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1824 2365 1725
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 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 31 March 2015.

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 31 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
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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
Glasgow +20 13 £39,000 -13.33%
Edinburgh -9 6 £45,000 -18.18%
Aberdeen - 4 £42,500 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Senior Software Developer
UK

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 37 (88.10%) C#
2 31 (73.81%) .NET
3 26 (61.90%) ASP.NET
3 26 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (59.52%) SQL Server
5 23 (54.76%) JavaScript
6 19 (45.24%) HTML
6 19 (45.24%) TDD
6 19 (45.24%) MVC
7 13 (30.95%) Java
7 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (28.57%) User Experience
8 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 11 (26.19%) UX Design
10 10 (23.81%) jQuery
10 10 (23.81%) Relational Database
10 10 (23.81%) SQL
11 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
12 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
12 8 (19.05%) C++
12 8 (19.05%) Scrum
12 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
12 8 (19.05%) NHibernate
12 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
12 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
13 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 5 (11.90%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (7.14%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (59.52%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.81%) Relational Database
3 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (9.52%) MySQL
8 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.76%) Moq
3 2 (4.76%) NUnit
3 2 (4.76%) ReSharper
4 1 (2.38%) Subversion
4 1 (2.38%) NCrunch
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (73.81%) .NET
2 26 (61.90%) ASP.NET
3 19 (45.24%) HTML
4 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (23.81%) jQuery
6 8 (19.05%) NHibernate
7 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 7 (16.67%) CSS
8 6 (14.29%) XML
8 6 (14.29%) HTML5
8 6 (14.29%) Spring.NET
8 6 (14.29%) Castle Windsor
8 6 (14.29%) AngularJS
9 5 (11.90%) Entity Framework
9 5 (11.90%) XSLT
9 5 (11.90%) WCF
9 5 (11.90%) LINQ
10 4 (9.52%) Java SE
10 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) User Experience
2 6 (14.29%) Open Source
3 3 (7.14%) GIS
4 2 (4.76%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) Physics
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (45.24%) TDD
2 19 (45.24%) MVC
3 11 (26.19%) UX Design
4 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
4 8 (19.05%) Scrum
4 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
4 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 7 (16.67%) OO
6 6 (14.29%) OOP
7 4 (9.52%) SOA
8 3 (7.14%) Project Management
8 3 (7.14%) Quality Management
8 3 (7.14%) QMS
9 2 (4.76%) Refactoring
9 2 (4.76%) Software Architecture
9 2 (4.76%) Coaching
9 2 (4.76%) Parallel Programming
10 1 (2.38%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 37 (88.10%) C#
2 23 (54.76%) JavaScript
3 13 (30.95%) Java
4 10 (23.81%) SQL
5 8 (19.05%) C++
6 4 (9.52%) PHP
7 2 (4.76%) Delphi
7 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.38%) Python
8 1 (2.38%) Ruby
8 1 (2.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Hyland
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Iron Speed