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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 92 36 43
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 74 198 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.35% 5.48% 4.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 5.78% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 54 160 97
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £45,400
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
2951 3427 3093
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.62% 94.83% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1893 2223 2031
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,650
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 August 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 August 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
Glasgow -39 29 £42,000 +12.00% 5
Edinburgh -41 21 £37,500 -10.71% 2
Dundee +6 9 £42,500 +6.25%
West Lothian -2 7 £35,000 - 1
Aberdeen +10 2 £33,500 -9.45%
South Ayrshire - 1 £35,000 -
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 87 (55.41%) .NET
2 78 (49.68%) C#
3 65 (41.40%) JavaScript
4 64 (40.76%) SQL Server
4 64 (40.76%) Java
4 64 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (36.94%) ASP.NET
6 53 (33.76%) SQL
6 53 (33.76%) HTML
7 45 (28.66%) OO
8 44 (28.03%) MVC
9 40 (25.48%) CSS
10 37 (23.57%) TDD
10 37 (23.57%) Relational Database
11 35 (22.29%) Microsoft
12 34 (21.66%) Degree
13 33 (21.02%) Software Engineering
14 28 (17.83%) jQuery
15 27 (17.20%) SDLC
16 25 (15.92%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (14.65%) Computer Science
17 23 (14.65%) .NET Framework
18 19 (12.10%) Linux
19 18 (11.46%) XML
19 18 (11.46%) OOP
19 18 (11.46%) C++
19 18 (11.46%) MySQL
19 18 (11.46%) WCF
19 18 (11.46%) HTML5
20 17 (10.83%) Windows

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 11 (7.01%) JBoss
2 5 (3.18%) Apache
3 4 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.91%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.91%) IIS
5 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.27%) Node.js
5 2 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.27%) CMS
5 2 (1.27%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.64%) Drupal
6 1 (0.64%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.64%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 12 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.64%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.91%) Magento
2 3 (1.91%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.27%) SaaS
3 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (40.76%) SQL Server
2 37 (23.57%) Relational Database
3 18 (11.46%) MySQL
4 9 (5.73%) MS Access
5 8 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (4.46%) MongoDB
6 7 (4.46%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.91%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.27%) SQLite
9 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.64%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.64%) Big Data
10 1 (0.64%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 12 (7.64%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.37%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.55%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.91%) ReSharper
4 3 (1.91%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.91%) JUnit
4 3 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.27%) Gradle
5 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.27%) Maven
5 2 (1.27%) TestNG
5 2 (1.27%) WinDbg
5 2 (1.27%) Mockito
6 1 (0.64%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.64%) FishEye
6 1 (0.64%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.64%) JIRA
6 1 (0.64%) Ant
6 1 (0.64%) MSI
6 1 (0.64%) CruiseControl
General
1 17 (10.83%) Banking
2 15 (9.55%) Investment Banking
3 11 (7.01%) Finance
4 3 (1.91%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.64%) Back Office
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (55.41%) .NET
2 58 (36.94%) ASP.NET
3 53 (33.76%) HTML
4 40 (25.48%) CSS
5 28 (17.83%) jQuery
6 25 (15.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (14.65%) .NET Framework
8 18 (11.46%) WCF
8 18 (11.46%) XML
8 18 (11.46%) HTML5
9 15 (9.55%) Web Services
9 15 (9.55%) Spring
10 14 (8.92%) Hibernate
10 14 (8.92%) WinForms
11 12 (7.64%) Servlets
11 12 (7.64%) AngularJS
12 11 (7.01%) CSS3
12 11 (7.01%) J2EE
12 11 (7.01%) Java EE
12 11 (7.01%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.65%) Computer Science
2 11 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.37%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (6.37%) User Experience
4 6 (3.82%) Mathematics
5 5 (3.18%) Physics
6 3 (1.91%) EPoS
6 3 (1.91%) W3C
6 3 (1.91%) iPhone
6 3 (1.91%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.27%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.27%) iPad
7 2 (1.27%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.27%) FMCG
8 1 (0.64%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.64%) Clustering
8 1 (0.64%) PlayStation
8 1 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.10%) Linux
2 17 (10.83%) Windows
3 7 (4.46%) Android
3 7 (4.46%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.91%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (1.91%) UNIX
5 2 (1.27%) OpenWrt
6 1 (0.64%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (28.66%) OO
3 44 (28.03%) MVC
4 37 (23.57%) TDD
5 33 (21.02%) Software Engineering
6 27 (17.20%) SDLC
7 18 (11.46%) OOP
8 16 (10.19%) Scrum
9 13 (8.28%) CRM
9 13 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (5.73%) Open Source
10 9 (5.73%) Mentoring
11 8 (5.10%) UX Design
11 8 (5.10%) Unit Testing
11 8 (5.10%) Project Management
12 7 (4.46%) iOS Development
13 6 (3.82%) E-Commerce
13 6 (3.82%) Web Development
14 5 (3.18%) UML
14 5 (3.18%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 78 (49.68%) C#
2 65 (41.40%) JavaScript
3 64 (40.76%) Java
4 53 (33.76%) SQL
5 18 (11.46%) C++
6 15 (9.55%) Python
6 15 (9.55%) VB.NET
6 15 (9.55%) Ruby
7 14 (8.92%) PHP
8 10 (6.37%) T-SQL
9 8 (5.10%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.18%) C
11 3 (1.91%) Delphi
11 3 (1.91%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.91%) PHP5
11 3 (1.91%) Scala
11 3 (1.91%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.27%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.27%) Assembly Language
12 2 (1.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (21.66%) Degree
2 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.91%) HNC
3 3 (1.91%) HND
4 1 (0.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.91%) WAI
1 3 (1.91%) Section 508
2 2 (1.27%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.91%) Firmware
Vendors
1 35 (22.29%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.55%) Oracle
3 3 (1.91%) Sybase
3 3 (1.91%) DevExpress
3 3 (1.91%) PayPal
3 3 (1.91%) WorldPay
4 2 (1.27%) Atmel
4 2 (1.27%) Lotus
4 2 (1.27%) Hyland
4 2 (1.27%) Telerik
5 1 (0.64%) Alterian
5 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.64%) Intel
5 1 (0.64%) Cognizant
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