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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 56 36 60
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 117 196 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.77% 5.64% 3.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.00% 5.89% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 81 158 61
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
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
2925 3325 2755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.23% 95.74% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1853 2184 1766
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 £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%

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 March 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 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
(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 -5 53 £40,000 - 8
Glasgow -20 42 £38,000 -5.00% 6
West Lothian -3 8 £36,250 +5.83%
Aberdeen +7 6 £41,500 +10.66% 1
Dundee +5 4 £22,500 -43.39% 1
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £21,000 -
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 180 (66.18%) C#
2 178 (65.44%) .NET
3 132 (48.53%) ASP.NET
3 132 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (43.75%) JavaScript
5 117 (43.01%) SQL Server
6 94 (34.56%) Software Engineering
6 94 (34.56%) Degree
7 92 (33.82%) MVC
8 83 (30.51%) HTML
9 82 (30.15%) SQL
10 76 (27.94%) Java
11 75 (27.57%) jQuery
12 69 (25.37%) Computer Science
13 64 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
14 59 (21.69%) CSS
14 59 (21.69%) OO
15 57 (20.96%) C++
16 53 (19.49%) .NET Framework
17 49 (18.01%) Microsoft
18 45 (16.54%) Windows
19 40 (14.71%) NHibernate
19 40 (14.71%) Visual Studio
20 35 (12.87%) TDD
21 34 (12.50%) T-SQL
22 33 (12.13%) Unit Testing
23 32 (11.76%) Linux
23 32 (11.76%) Web Services
24 31 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
24 31 (11.40%) Relational Database

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 6 (2.21%) WebSphere
1 6 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (1.84%) IIS
2 5 (1.84%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.47%) JBoss
3 4 (1.47%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.47%) SAS
4 3 (1.10%) CMS
4 3 (1.10%) Joomla!
4 3 (1.10%) Drupal
4 3 (1.10%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.74%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.37%) Apache
6 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.37%) Mule
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.37%) MS Project
2 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.10%) assyst
3 1 (0.37%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.94%) SaaS
2 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.31%) HTTP
2 2 (0.74%) Intranet
3 1 (0.37%) Internet
3 1 (0.37%) SMTP
3 1 (0.37%) SNMP
3 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (43.01%) SQL Server
2 31 (11.40%) Relational Database
3 16 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.68%) MySQL
5 7 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.84%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.84%) SQLite
7 4 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.10%) Informix
9 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.74%) MS Access
9 2 (0.74%) Ingres
10 1 (0.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 40 (14.71%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.68%) NUnit
3 8 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.84%) Maven
4 5 (1.84%) Clang
5 4 (1.47%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.47%) Hudson
5 4 (1.47%) Moq
5 4 (1.47%) Log4j
6 3 (1.10%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.74%) NCrunch
7 2 (0.74%) WinDbg
7 2 (0.74%) Subversion
7 2 (0.74%) Xcode
8 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.37%) JIRA
8 1 (0.37%) Selenium
8 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (8.46%) Finance
2 9 (3.31%) Banking
2 9 (3.31%) Retail
2 9 (3.31%) Investment Banking
3 6 (2.21%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.74%) Local Government
4 2 (0.74%) Games
5 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.37%) Law
5 1 (0.37%) Legal
5 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (65.44%) .NET
2 132 (48.53%) ASP.NET
3 83 (30.51%) HTML
4 75 (27.57%) jQuery
5 64 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 59 (21.69%) CSS
7 53 (19.49%) .NET Framework
8 40 (14.71%) NHibernate
9 32 (11.76%) Web Services
10 30 (11.03%) WCF
11 26 (9.56%) XML
12 25 (9.19%) Ajax
13 20 (7.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 20 (7.35%) WPF
14 17 (6.25%) REST
14 17 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 17 (6.25%) LINQ
15 15 (5.51%) HTML5
16 13 (4.78%) WinForms
17 9 (3.31%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 69 (25.37%) Computer Science
2 20 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.25%) User Experience
4 16 (5.88%) Mathematics
5 13 (4.78%) Mobile App
5 13 (4.78%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (4.78%) GIS
6 12 (4.41%) Physics
7 6 (2.21%) Open Source
8 5 (1.84%) Social Media
9 3 (1.10%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.10%) Economics
9 3 (1.10%) Artificial Intelligence
10 2 (0.74%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.74%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.74%) iPad
10 2 (0.74%) iPhone
11 1 (0.37%) Clustering
11 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.37%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 45 (16.54%) Windows
2 32 (11.76%) Linux
3 18 (6.62%) Android
3 18 (6.62%) Apple iOS
4 11 (4.04%) Mac OS X
5 8 (2.94%) UNIX
6 4 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (1.10%) OpenWrt
8 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.74%) Solaris
9 1 (0.37%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (34.56%) Software Engineering
3 92 (33.82%) MVC
4 59 (21.69%) OO
5 35 (12.87%) TDD
6 33 (12.13%) Unit Testing
7 31 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (11.03%) OOP
9 27 (9.93%) Scrum
10 15 (5.51%) CRM
11 14 (5.15%) Mentoring
12 12 (4.41%) Use Case
12 12 (4.41%) SOA
13 10 (3.68%) Domain-Driven Design
13 10 (3.68%) Web Development
13 10 (3.68%) OOD
14 9 (3.31%) Pair Programming
14 9 (3.31%) UX Design
15 8 (2.94%) Embedded Software Development
16 7 (2.57%) UML
Programming Languages
1 180 (66.18%) C#
2 119 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 82 (30.15%) SQL
4 76 (27.94%) Java
5 57 (20.96%) C++
6 34 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 15 (5.51%) PL/SQL
7 15 (5.51%) C
8 13 (4.78%) VB.NET
9 10 (3.68%) PHP
10 9 (3.31%) Objective-C
11 8 (2.94%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.21%) Python
12 6 (2.21%) VB
13 4 (1.47%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.10%) Delphi
14 3 (1.10%) Ruby
15 2 (0.74%) Scala
15 2 (0.74%) ActionScript 3.0
15 2 (0.74%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 94 (34.56%) Degree
2 12 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.84%) VCP4
4 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.74%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) HND
5 1 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.21%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.74%) Puppet
2 1 (0.37%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (0.37%) OpenView
2 1 (0.37%) SCCM
2 1 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (18.01%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.03%) Oracle
3 11 (4.04%) Sybase
4 9 (3.31%) Xamarin
5 4 (1.47%) Kony
6 3 (1.10%) Ab Initio
6 3 (1.10%) Google
7 2 (0.74%) Red Gate
7 2 (0.74%) Atmel
7 2 (0.74%) Iron Speed
7 2 (0.74%) Hyland
7 2 (0.74%) Sun
7 2 (0.74%) Apple
7 2 (0.74%) Lotus
7 2 (0.74%) Dell
7 2 (0.74%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.37%) Intel
8 1 (0.37%) HP
8 1 (0.37%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.37%) LexisNexis
Edinburgh & Lothians
ECM Selection
Salary: £40k to £exceptional DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stirling, Stirlingshire
QA Limited
Salary: £192.38 per week
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £Negotiable + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lockheed Martin
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Progression
Posted: 15 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Aberdeen
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £46000.00 per annum + Fantastic Holiday Allowance
Posted: 21 days ago
Dundee
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 21 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago