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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 74 61 40
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 88 114 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.97% 3.68% 5.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.11% 3.85% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 65 89 135
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
2834 2963 3173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.61% 95.61% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1845 1914 2068
Average salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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 -17 33 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Glasgow -28 24 £35,000 -10.25% 4
Dundee -5 12 £40,000 +6.66%
Fife - 4 £28,500 -
West Lothian +2 3 £38,500 -0.64%
East Ayrshire - 3 £32,500 -
East Lothian - 3 - -
Stirling - 2 £41,500 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £42,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £37,500 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £35,000 -
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 111 (73.03%) C#
2 109 (71.71%) .NET
3 64 (42.11%) SQL Server
4 63 (41.45%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (40.79%) JavaScript
6 56 (36.84%) ASP.NET
7 54 (35.53%) SQL
8 53 (34.87%) HTML
9 50 (32.89%) Java
9 50 (32.89%) Degree
10 43 (28.29%) CSS
10 43 (28.29%) MVC
11 40 (26.32%) Microsoft
12 36 (23.68%) SDLC
13 34 (22.37%) VB.NET
14 31 (20.39%) TDD
15 29 (19.08%) OO
16 26 (17.11%) Scrum
17 25 (16.45%) Oracle
17 25 (16.45%) Computer Science
17 25 (16.45%) Software Engineering
18 24 (15.79%) Finance
19 22 (14.47%) XML
19 22 (14.47%) Windows
20 21 (13.82%) MS Excel
20 21 (13.82%) Web Services
21 20 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
22 18 (11.84%) REST
23 16 (10.53%) .NET Framework
24 14 (9.21%) T-SQL

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 10 (6.58%) Apache ServiceMix
1 10 (6.58%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.97%) IIS
2 3 (1.97%) JBoss
3 2 (1.32%) Apache
3 2 (1.32%) CMS
3 2 (1.32%) Node.js
4 1 (0.66%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.66%) Drupal
4 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (13.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.32%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.32%) SaaS
4 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.66%) GitHub
4 1 (0.66%) Heroku
4 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.97%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.21%) Relational Database
2 14 (9.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (8.55%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (7.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (6.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (5.26%) MySQL
8 6 (3.95%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (2.63%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.97%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.66%) Big Data
11 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.66%) MS Access
11 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (7.89%) Subversion
2 11 (7.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (5.92%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.95%) Maven
4 6 (3.95%) NUnit
5 5 (3.29%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.63%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.63%) JIRA
6 4 (2.63%) PowerBuilder
7 3 (1.97%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.97%) Gradle
7 3 (1.97%) JUnit
8 2 (1.32%) Mockito
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.32%) TestNG
8 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.66%) Ant
9 1 (0.66%) MSTest
9 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (15.79%) Finance
2 12 (7.89%) Banking
3 11 (7.24%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.29%) Legal
5 4 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.97%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.32%) Marketing
8 1 (0.66%) Law
8 1 (0.66%) Local Government
8 1 (0.66%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (71.71%) .NET
2 56 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 53 (34.87%) HTML
4 43 (28.29%) CSS
5 22 (14.47%) XML
6 21 (13.82%) Web Services
7 20 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (11.84%) REST
9 16 (10.53%) .NET Framework
10 14 (9.21%) AngularJS
10 14 (9.21%) jQuery
11 13 (8.55%) JSON
12 12 (7.89%) J2EE
12 12 (7.89%) Spring
13 10 (6.58%) Apache Camel
13 10 (6.58%) HTML5
14 9 (5.92%) WinForms
15 8 (5.26%) Entity Framework
16 7 (4.61%) WCF
17 6 (3.95%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.45%) Computer Science
2 13 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.95%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.97%) Biotechnology
6 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.32%) GPGPU
6 2 (1.32%) Physics
6 2 (1.32%) User Experience
7 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.66%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.66%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.66%) NHS
7 1 (0.66%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.47%) Windows
2 14 (9.21%) Linux
3 7 (4.61%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.95%) Android
5 4 (2.63%) Unix
6 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (41.45%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (28.29%) MVC
3 36 (23.68%) SDLC
4 31 (20.39%) TDD
5 29 (19.08%) OO
6 26 (17.11%) Scrum
7 25 (16.45%) Software Engineering
8 14 (9.21%) Unit Testing
9 12 (7.89%) Front End Development
9 12 (7.89%) OOD
10 10 (6.58%) Defect Management
11 8 (5.26%) Mentoring
11 8 (5.26%) Open Source
12 7 (4.61%) Web Development
13 5 (3.29%) Analytics
13 5 (3.29%) Case Management
13 5 (3.29%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (3.29%) Mobile Development
13 5 (3.29%) OOP
13 5 (3.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 111 (73.03%) C#
2 62 (40.79%) JavaScript
3 54 (35.53%) SQL
4 50 (32.89%) Java
5 34 (22.37%) VB.NET
6 14 (9.21%) T-SQL
7 13 (8.55%) PHP
8 11 (7.24%) C++
9 10 (6.58%) PL/SQL
9 10 (6.58%) Python
9 10 (6.58%) Ruby
10 6 (3.95%) VBA
11 3 (1.97%) Delphi
11 3 (1.97%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.97%) SPARQL
11 3 (1.97%) VB
12 2 (1.32%) Perl
12 2 (1.32%) VB6
13 1 (0.66%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 50 (32.89%) Degree
2 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.97%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 40 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 25 (16.45%) Oracle
3 11 (7.24%) Red Hat
4 10 (6.58%) Cegedim Rx
4 10 (6.58%) DevExpress
5 3 (1.97%) Charles River
5 3 (1.97%) Iron Speed
6 2 (1.32%) Google
7 1 (0.66%) Alterian
7 1 (0.66%) Epicor
7 1 (0.66%) Lotus
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