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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 94 36 52
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 77 197 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.33% 5.27% 4.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 5.56% 4.61%
Number of salaries quoted 54 159 90
Average salary £40,750 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
3106 3542 2927
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.92% 94.83% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1996 2278 1926
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Edinburgh -38 30 £37,500 -10.17% 8
Glasgow -39 30 £42,000 +13.51% 7
West Lothian -3 8 £35,000 -
Dundee -2 5 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Aberdeen +4 1 - - 1
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 77 (55.00%) .NET
2 66 (47.14%) C#
3 63 (45.00%) JavaScript
4 60 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (42.14%) SQL Server
6 57 (40.71%) Java
7 52 (37.14%) SQL
8 49 (35.00%) HTML
9 46 (32.86%) ASP.NET
10 44 (31.43%) OO
11 43 (30.71%) CSS
12 39 (27.86%) MVC
13 36 (25.71%) TDD
14 32 (22.86%) Relational Database
15 28 (20.00%) Degree
16 27 (19.29%) Microsoft
17 25 (17.86%) jQuery
18 24 (17.14%) .NET Framework
19 19 (13.57%) OOP
19 19 (13.57%) SDLC
20 18 (12.86%) Python
21 17 (12.14%) VB.NET
21 17 (12.14%) MySQL
21 17 (12.14%) Scrum
21 17 (12.14%) Banking
21 17 (12.14%) Software Engineering
21 17 (12.14%) WCF
21 17 (12.14%) ASP.NET MVC
22 16 (11.43%) Spring
22 16 (11.43%) Linux

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 9 (6.43%) JBoss
2 4 (2.86%) Apache
3 3 (2.14%) CMS
4 2 (1.43%) Drupal
4 2 (1.43%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.43%) IIS
4 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.43%) Node.js
5 1 (0.71%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.71%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.71%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (42.14%) SQL Server
2 32 (22.86%) Relational Database
3 17 (12.14%) MySQL
4 7 (5.00%) MS Access
4 7 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 7 (5.00%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.14%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.71%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.71%) Big Data
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.71%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 14 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.29%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.57%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.86%) Subversion
5 3 (2.14%) JUnit
5 3 (2.14%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.14%) ReSharper
6 2 (1.43%) CruiseControl
6 2 (1.43%) TestNG
6 2 (1.43%) Mockito
6 2 (1.43%) Maven
6 2 (1.43%) Gradle
6 2 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.71%) gulp
7 1 (0.71%) Grunt
7 1 (0.71%) JIRA
7 1 (0.71%) Ant
7 1 (0.71%) PowerBuilder
General
1 17 (12.14%) Banking
2 15 (10.71%) Investment Banking
3 9 (6.43%) Finance
4 2 (1.43%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.71%) Back Office
5 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.71%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (55.00%) .NET
2 49 (35.00%) HTML
3 46 (32.86%) ASP.NET
4 43 (30.71%) CSS
5 25 (17.86%) jQuery
6 24 (17.14%) .NET Framework
7 17 (12.14%) WCF
7 17 (12.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (11.43%) Spring
9 15 (10.71%) Hibernate
9 15 (10.71%) XML
9 15 (10.71%) HTML5
10 14 (10.00%) Web Services
11 12 (8.57%) J2EE
11 12 (8.57%) Entity Framework
11 12 (8.57%) CSS3
12 11 (7.86%) AngularJS
13 10 (7.14%) Servlets
13 10 (7.14%) WinForms
14 9 (6.43%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 7 (5.00%) Physics
4 6 (4.29%) User Experience
5 3 (2.14%) iPhone
5 3 (2.14%) EPoS
5 3 (2.14%) W3C
6 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.43%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.43%) GPGPU
6 2 (1.43%) iPad
6 2 (1.43%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.71%) Clustering
7 1 (0.71%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.43%) Linux
2 13 (9.29%) Windows
3 6 (4.29%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.86%) Android
5 2 (1.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (31.43%) OO
3 39 (27.86%) MVC
4 36 (25.71%) TDD
5 19 (13.57%) OOP
5 19 (13.57%) SDLC
6 17 (12.14%) Scrum
6 17 (12.14%) Software Engineering
7 15 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (6.43%) Unit Testing
9 8 (5.71%) CRM
9 8 (5.71%) Mentoring
10 7 (5.00%) Project Management
11 6 (4.29%) E-Commerce
11 6 (4.29%) iOS Development
11 6 (4.29%) Open Source
11 6 (4.29%) BDD
12 5 (3.57%) Mobile Development
12 5 (3.57%) Software Delivery
12 5 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (47.14%) C#
2 63 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 57 (40.71%) Java
4 52 (37.14%) SQL
5 18 (12.86%) Python
6 17 (12.14%) VB.NET
7 15 (10.71%) Ruby
8 13 (9.29%) T-SQL
9 12 (8.57%) C++
10 11 (7.86%) PHP
11 4 (2.86%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.14%) Delphi
12 3 (2.14%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.14%) PHP5
13 2 (1.43%) Scala
13 2 (1.43%) XPath
13 2 (1.43%) C
13 2 (1.43%) VB
14 1 (0.71%) VBA
14 1 (0.71%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 28 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (2.14%) HNC
2 3 (2.14%) HND
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) WAI
1 3 (2.14%) Section 508
2 2 (1.43%) QA
3 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) Firmware
Vendors
1 27 (19.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.86%) Oracle
3 3 (2.14%) DevExpress
3 3 (2.14%) PayPal
3 3 (2.14%) WorldPay
4 2 (1.43%) Telerik
4 2 (1.43%) Alterian
5 1 (0.71%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.71%) Lotus
5 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.71%) Hyland
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