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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 95 37 42
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 68 216 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.18% 5.87% 4.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 6.17% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 45 180 94
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £24,650
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £43,550
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
2919 3501 3126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.44% 95.14% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1893 2319 2040
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 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -48 24 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Edinburgh -41 21 £39,750 -6.47% 11
Dundee 0 11 £42,500 +8.97% 2
West Lothian -9 6 £35,000 -
Aberdeen +12 2 £33,500 -11.25%
South Ayrshire - 1 £35,000 -
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 106 (59.55%) .NET
2 100 (56.18%) C#
3 79 (44.38%) SQL Server
3 79 (44.38%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (41.57%) ASP.NET
5 72 (40.45%) JavaScript
6 68 (38.20%) Java
7 58 (32.58%) SQL
8 53 (29.78%) HTML
9 51 (28.65%) Degree
10 50 (28.09%) Software Engineering
11 49 (27.53%) MVC
12 48 (26.97%) SDLC
13 45 (25.28%) OO
14 41 (23.03%) Microsoft
15 40 (22.47%) TDD
16 37 (20.79%) CSS
17 36 (20.22%) Computer Science
18 35 (19.66%) Relational Database
19 31 (17.42%) jQuery
19 31 (17.42%) ASP.NET MVC
20 27 (15.17%) .NET Framework
21 19 (10.67%) Oracle
22 18 (10.11%) XML
22 18 (10.11%) C++
22 18 (10.11%) MySQL
22 18 (10.11%) CRM
22 18 (10.11%) OOP
22 18 (10.11%) Linux
22 18 (10.11%) Scrum

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (6.18%) JBoss
2 4 (2.25%) Apache
2 4 (2.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.69%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.69%) IIS
4 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.12%) Node.js
4 2 (1.12%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 14 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (6.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.69%) assyst
3 2 (1.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.81%) SaaS
2 4 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (44.38%) SQL Server
2 35 (19.66%) Relational Database
3 18 (10.11%) MySQL
4 10 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (5.06%) MS Access
6 7 (3.93%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.25%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.25%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.12%) Ingres
9 2 (1.12%) Informix
9 2 (1.12%) SQLite
9 2 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (8.99%) Visual Studio
2 12 (6.74%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.25%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.69%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.69%) JUnit
5 3 (1.69%) ReSharper
6 2 (1.12%) Maven
6 2 (1.12%) WinDbg
6 2 (1.12%) Mockito
6 2 (1.12%) Gradle
6 2 (1.12%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.12%) TestNG
7 1 (0.56%) Grunt
7 1 (0.56%) gulp
7 1 (0.56%) FishEye
7 1 (0.56%) JIRA
7 1 (0.56%) Selenium
7 1 (0.56%) Ant
7 1 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 17 (9.55%) Banking
2 15 (8.43%) Investment Banking
3 13 (7.30%) Finance
4 3 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.12%) Retail
5 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Local Government
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (59.55%) .NET
2 74 (41.57%) ASP.NET
3 53 (29.78%) HTML
4 37 (20.79%) CSS
5 31 (17.42%) jQuery
5 31 (17.42%) ASP.NET MVC
6 27 (15.17%) .NET Framework
7 18 (10.11%) XML
8 17 (9.55%) NHibernate
8 17 (9.55%) WCF
8 17 (9.55%) HTML5
9 15 (8.43%) WinForms
9 15 (8.43%) Spring
10 14 (7.87%) Hibernate
10 14 (7.87%) Web Services
11 12 (6.74%) Servlets
11 12 (6.74%) Entity Framework
12 11 (6.18%) Java EE
13 10 (5.62%) J2EE
14 9 (5.06%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.22%) Computer Science
2 13 (7.30%) User Experience
3 11 (6.18%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.93%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.25%) Physics
6 4 (2.25%) Social Media
7 3 (1.69%) iPhone
7 3 (1.69%) EPoS
7 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.12%) W3C
8 2 (1.12%) FMCG
8 2 (1.12%) iPad
9 1 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.56%) PlayStation
9 1 (0.56%) GIS
9 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.56%) Clustering
9 1 (0.56%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.11%) Linux
2 17 (9.55%) Windows
3 10 (5.62%) Android
4 9 (5.06%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.81%) UNIX
6 3 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.12%) OpenWrt
7 2 (1.12%) Solaris
7 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.56%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (44.38%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (28.09%) Software Engineering
3 49 (27.53%) MVC
4 48 (26.97%) SDLC
5 45 (25.28%) OO
6 40 (22.47%) TDD
7 18 (10.11%) CRM
7 18 (10.11%) OOP
7 18 (10.11%) Scrum
8 15 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (5.62%) UX Design
10 9 (5.06%) Unit Testing
10 9 (5.06%) Open Source
10 9 (5.06%) iOS Development
10 9 (5.06%) Mentoring
11 8 (4.49%) Project Management
12 6 (3.37%) UML
12 6 (3.37%) Android Development
13 5 (2.81%) Software Delivery
13 5 (2.81%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 100 (56.18%) C#
2 72 (40.45%) JavaScript
3 68 (38.20%) Java
4 58 (32.58%) SQL
5 18 (10.11%) C++
6 16 (8.99%) T-SQL
7 13 (7.30%) PHP
8 12 (6.74%) VB.NET
9 11 (6.18%) Python
9 11 (6.18%) PL/SQL
9 11 (6.18%) Ruby
10 5 (2.81%) C
11 3 (1.69%) Delphi
11 3 (1.69%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.69%) VB
11 3 (1.69%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.12%) PHP5
12 2 (1.12%) Scala
12 2 (1.12%) VBA
12 2 (1.12%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 51 (28.65%) Degree
2 10 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.12%) HNC
3 2 (1.12%) HND
4 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.37%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) Section 508
2 2 (1.12%) SLA
2 2 (1.12%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (1.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) Puppet
1 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (23.03%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.67%) Oracle
3 7 (3.93%) Sybase
4 4 (2.25%) DevExpress
5 2 (1.12%) Atmel
5 2 (1.12%) PayPal
5 2 (1.12%) WorldPay
5 2 (1.12%) Sun
5 2 (1.12%) Lotus
5 2 (1.12%) Hyland
6 1 (0.56%) Telerik
6 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.56%) Intel
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Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Salary: £34999 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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