The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 73 34 55
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 86 218 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.74% 5.43% 3.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 5.73% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 49 191 79
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £30,400 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,200 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
2947 3802 2995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.94% 94.72% 94.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1863 2487 1777
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Scotland

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Scotland

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 Software Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
Edinburgh -22 34 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Glasgow -32 29 £37,750 +0.66% 5
Dundee +6 8 £42,500 +6.24% 1
West Lothian -4 6 £35,000 -3.44% 2
Aberdeen +14 2 £40,500 -1.81% 1
Lanarkshire +3 1 £29,500 -21.33%
Scottish Borders +2 1 £37,500 -19.35%
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 125 (62.19%) .NET
2 124 (61.69%) C#
3 100 (49.75%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (46.27%) SQL Server
4 93 (46.27%) ASP.NET
5 84 (41.79%) JavaScript
6 70 (34.83%) Java
7 64 (31.84%) Software Engineering
7 64 (31.84%) Degree
8 63 (31.34%) MVC
9 57 (28.36%) HTML
10 55 (27.36%) SQL
11 50 (24.88%) Computer Science
12 47 (23.38%) OO
13 45 (22.39%) ASP.NET MVC
14 44 (21.89%) jQuery
15 42 (20.90%) Microsoft
16 39 (19.40%) CSS
17 34 (16.92%) TDD
18 31 (15.42%) .NET Framework
19 30 (14.93%) C++
20 27 (13.43%) NHibernate
21 25 (12.44%) Relational Database
22 22 (10.95%) Oracle
22 22 (10.95%) Windows
23 21 (10.45%) Web Services
23 21 (10.45%) Linux
23 21 (10.45%) T-SQL
24 20 (9.95%) Visual Studio
25 19 (9.45%) XML

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.98%) JBoss
2 6 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (2.49%) IIS
4 4 (1.99%) SAS
4 4 (1.99%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.49%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.49%) Drupal
5 3 (1.49%) Joomla!
5 3 (1.49%) CMS
5 3 (1.49%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.00%) Apache
6 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.50%) Mule
7 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (6.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (4.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.49%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.48%) SaaS
2 3 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.50%) Intranet
1 1 (0.50%) Internet
1 1 (0.50%) SMTP
1 1 (0.50%) HTTP
1 1 (0.50%) SNMP
1 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (46.27%) SQL Server
2 25 (12.44%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.48%) MySQL
5 8 (3.98%) MS Access
5 8 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.49%) SQLite
6 5 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.99%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.49%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.00%) Informix
9 2 (1.00%) Ingres
9 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.00%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.50%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (9.95%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.99%) Log4j
3 4 (1.99%) Maven
3 4 (1.99%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.99%) Hudson
3 4 (1.99%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.49%) Clang
4 3 (1.49%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.49%) NUnit
5 2 (1.00%) Xcode
5 2 (1.00%) ReSharper
5 2 (1.00%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.50%) FishEye
6 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.50%) Moq
6 1 (0.50%) Selenium
6 1 (0.50%) JIRA
6 1 (0.50%) Subversion
6 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (6.47%) Finance
2 11 (5.47%) Banking
3 10 (4.98%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.48%) Retail
5 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Local Government
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (62.19%) .NET
2 93 (46.27%) ASP.NET
3 57 (28.36%) HTML
4 45 (22.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 44 (21.89%) jQuery
6 39 (19.40%) CSS
7 31 (15.42%) .NET Framework
8 27 (13.43%) NHibernate
9 21 (10.45%) Web Services
10 19 (9.45%) XML
10 19 (9.45%) WCF
11 14 (6.97%) Ajax
12 13 (6.47%) WinForms
12 13 (6.47%) HTML5
13 12 (5.97%) WPF
14 11 (5.47%) Entity Framework
15 10 (4.98%) AngularJS
15 10 (4.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 9 (4.48%) Spring
17 8 (3.98%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 50 (24.88%) Computer Science
2 17 (8.46%) User Experience
3 14 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.47%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.48%) Mathematics
5 9 (4.48%) Open Source
5 9 (4.48%) GIS
6 8 (3.98%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.49%) Social Media
8 4 (1.99%) Physics
9 3 (1.49%) iPad
9 3 (1.49%) iPhone
9 3 (1.49%) Economics
9 3 (1.49%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.00%) FMCG
11 1 (0.50%) PlayStation
11 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.50%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.50%) Home Automation
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.95%) Windows
2 21 (10.45%) Linux
3 15 (7.46%) Apple iOS
4 13 (6.47%) Android
5 8 (3.98%) UNIX
6 4 (1.99%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (1.49%) OpenWrt
8 2 (1.00%) Solaris
8 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.50%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (49.75%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (31.84%) Software Engineering
3 63 (31.34%) MVC
4 47 (23.38%) OO
5 34 (16.92%) TDD
6 18 (8.96%) Unit Testing
6 18 (8.96%) Scrum
7 17 (8.46%) OOP
7 17 (8.46%) CRM
7 17 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (5.47%) UX Design
9 10 (4.98%) Mentoring
10 9 (4.48%) iOS Development
11 8 (3.98%) UML
11 8 (3.98%) Use Case
12 6 (2.99%) SOA
12 6 (2.99%) Domain-Driven Design
12 6 (2.99%) Web Development
12 6 (2.99%) Android Development
13 5 (2.49%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 124 (61.69%) C#
2 84 (41.79%) JavaScript
3 70 (34.83%) Java
4 55 (27.36%) SQL
5 30 (14.93%) C++
6 21 (10.45%) T-SQL
7 14 (6.97%) VB.NET
7 14 (6.97%) PL/SQL
8 8 (3.98%) C
8 8 (3.98%) PHP
8 8 (3.98%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.48%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.99%) Delphi
10 4 (1.99%) VB
10 4 (1.99%) Python
10 4 (1.99%) Ruby
10 4 (1.99%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.49%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.00%) VBA
12 2 (1.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 64 (31.84%) Degree
2 10 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.99%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.99%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.00%) Puppet
1 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.50%) SCCM
2 1 (0.50%) SCOM
2 1 (0.50%) OpenView
2 1 (0.50%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 42 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.95%) Oracle
3 7 (3.48%) Sybase
4 3 (1.49%) DevExpress
4 3 (1.49%) Ab Initio
4 3 (1.49%) Lotus
5 2 (1.00%) Apple
5 2 (1.00%) Sun
5 2 (1.00%) Hyland
5 2 (1.00%) Atmel
6 1 (0.50%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.50%) Iron Speed
6 1 (0.50%) Telerik
6 1 (0.50%) Google
6 1 (0.50%) HP
6 1 (0.50%) Dell
6 1 (0.50%) Intel
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