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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 42 56 47
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 175 123 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 5.09% 3.88% 4.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.32% 4.09% 4.61%
Number of salaries quoted 144 85 105
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £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
3289 3008 3034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.72% 94.80% 95.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2081 1934 2095
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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 +15 85 £40,000 +11.11% 10
Glasgow +8 57 £37,250 -6.87% 4
West Lothian +7 10 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Aberdeen +6 10 £46,250 +32.14% 4
Fife +1 5 £35,000 +40.00%
Dundee +12 3 £37,500 -8.53% 1
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £33,750 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £21,000 -
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

1 254 (66.49%) .NET
2 248 (64.92%) C#
3 183 (47.91%) ASP.NET
4 167 (43.72%) JavaScript
5 166 (43.46%) Agile Software Development
6 154 (40.31%) HTML
7 152 (39.79%) Software Engineering
8 150 (39.27%) SQL Server
9 127 (33.25%) SQL
10 123 (32.20%) CSS
11 116 (30.37%) Java
11 116 (30.37%) MVC
12 114 (29.84%) jQuery
13 97 (25.39%) OO
14 96 (25.13%) Degree
15 78 (20.42%) C++
16 76 (19.90%) Visual Studio
17 69 (18.06%) .NET Framework
17 69 (18.06%) Microsoft
18 68 (17.80%) Computer Science
19 63 (16.49%) ASP.NET MVC
20 53 (13.87%) Unit Testing
20 53 (13.87%) Ajax
21 50 (13.09%) Relational Database
22 47 (12.30%) OOP
23 45 (11.78%) Oracle
24 44 (11.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
25 40 (10.47%) LINQ
26 37 (9.69%) HTML5
27 36 (9.42%) Windows

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 32 (8.38%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.62%) IIS
3 7 (1.83%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.57%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.57%) Umbraco
5 5 (1.31%) Apache
6 4 (1.05%) JBoss
7 3 (0.79%) CMS
8 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.26%) CICS
9 1 (0.26%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.26%) Mule
9 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.26%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.26%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.26%) Drupal
Applications
1 25 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.57%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) MS Project
3 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.79%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.26%) SaaS
2 1 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.14%) HTTP
2 11 (2.88%) Internet
3 7 (1.83%) Intranet
4 4 (1.05%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.05%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.26%) GPRS
5 1 (0.26%) LAN
5 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (39.27%) SQL Server
2 50 (13.09%) Relational Database
3 23 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (5.50%) MySQL
5 15 (3.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (3.14%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.88%) NoSQL
8 10 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (2.36%) Oracle Database
10 8 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
14 1 (0.26%) MarkLogic
14 1 (0.26%) Big Data
14 1 (0.26%) Informix
14 1 (0.26%) MS Access
14 1 (0.26%) DB2
14 1 (0.26%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 76 (19.90%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.14%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.09%) Subversion
4 7 (1.83%) NUnit
4 7 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.31%) Mercurial
6 4 (1.05%) JUnit
7 3 (0.79%) Moq
7 3 (0.79%) JIRA
7 3 (0.79%) NCrunch
8 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.52%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.52%) Maven
9 1 (0.26%) Ant
9 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.26%) Selenium
9 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (8.38%) Finance
2 27 (7.07%) Law
2 27 (7.07%) Legal
3 21 (5.50%) Games
4 17 (4.45%) Banking
5 16 (4.19%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.05%) Electronics
8 3 (0.79%) Back Office
8 3 (0.79%) Marketing
8 3 (0.79%) French Language
8 3 (0.79%) Retail
9 2 (0.52%) Military
9 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.26%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (66.49%) .NET
2 183 (47.91%) ASP.NET
3 154 (40.31%) HTML
4 123 (32.20%) CSS
5 114 (29.84%) jQuery
6 69 (18.06%) .NET Framework
7 63 (16.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 53 (13.87%) Ajax
9 44 (11.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 40 (10.47%) LINQ
11 37 (9.69%) HTML5
12 35 (9.16%) WCF
13 33 (8.64%) Web Services
14 32 (8.38%) NHibernate
15 29 (7.59%) XML
16 25 (6.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 20 (5.24%) WPF
18 18 (4.71%) Hibernate
19 16 (4.19%) WinForms
19 16 (4.19%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 68 (17.80%) Computer Science
2 27 (7.07%) Mathematics
3 26 (6.81%) Physics
4 24 (6.28%) User Experience
5 12 (3.14%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.62%) Open Source
7 9 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.36%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.83%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.83%) E-Learning
9 6 (1.57%) Online Games
9 6 (1.57%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.05%) SystemC
10 4 (1.05%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.79%) Artificial Intelligence
11 3 (0.79%) EPoS
12 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.52%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.52%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.42%) Windows
2 29 (7.59%) Linux
3 18 (4.71%) Android
4 13 (3.40%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.88%) Mac OS X
6 9 (2.36%) UNIX
7 7 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.57%) CentOS
8 6 (1.57%) Fedora
9 2 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.26%) MVS
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (43.46%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (39.79%) Software Engineering
3 116 (30.37%) MVC
4 97 (25.39%) OO
5 53 (13.87%) Unit Testing
6 47 (12.30%) OOP
7 35 (9.16%) Mentoring
8 31 (8.12%) Document Management
9 29 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (7.59%) Scrum
10 27 (7.07%) TDD
11 26 (6.81%) RAD
11 26 (6.81%) OOD
12 25 (6.54%) Systems Analysis
13 19 (4.97%) Coaching
14 18 (4.71%) SEO
14 18 (4.71%) UX Design
15 17 (4.45%) Web Development
16 14 (3.66%) Use Case
17 12 (3.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 248 (64.92%) C#
2 167 (43.72%) JavaScript
3 127 (33.25%) SQL
4 116 (30.37%) Java
5 78 (20.42%) C++
6 29 (7.59%) T-SQL
7 28 (7.33%) VBScript
8 25 (6.54%) PHP
9 24 (6.28%) Python
10 19 (4.97%) C
11 12 (3.14%) VB.NET
11 12 (3.14%) Scala
12 11 (2.88%) Ruby
13 8 (2.09%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.31%) VB
14 5 (1.31%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.31%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.79%) VB6
16 2 (0.52%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.52%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 96 (25.13%) Degree
2 17 (4.45%) PhD
3 9 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.52%) GIAC
4 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.52%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.26%) MCAD
5 1 (0.26%) HND
5 1 (0.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.36%) QA
2 7 (1.83%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.05%) Snort
2 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 69 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 45 (11.78%) Oracle
3 9 (2.36%) Xamarin
4 8 (2.09%) Twitter
5 7 (1.83%) Sybase
5 7 (1.83%) Dell
6 4 (1.05%) Kony
7 3 (0.79%) Google
7 3 (0.79%) Iron Speed
8 2 (0.52%) Red Gate
8 2 (0.52%) LexisNexis
8 2 (0.52%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.52%) Perforce
8 2 (0.52%) Adobe
9 1 (0.26%) IBM
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.26%) Facebook
9 1 (0.26%) Sitecore
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