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

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 88 40 58
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 62 211 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.07% 5.52% 4.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 5.81% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 37 187 74
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,400 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £49,500 £42,500
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
2796 3631 2966
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.32% 94.93% 94.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1763 2384 1777
Average salary £42,926 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.69% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £56,500
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -40 20 £42,000 -1.17% 6
Glasgow -47 19 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Dundee +2 7 £42,500 +6.25% 2
West Lothian -9 5 £35,000 -
Aberdeen +13 3 £33,500 -16.25% 4
Lanarkshire +4 1 £29,500 -21.33%
Scottish Borders +3 1 £37,500 -19.35%
South Ayrshire - 1 £35,000 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 117 (64.64%) .NET
2 112 (61.88%) C#
3 91 (50.28%) SQL Server
4 88 (48.62%) ASP.NET
5 80 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (38.12%) JavaScript
7 62 (34.25%) Java
8 59 (32.60%) MVC
8 59 (32.60%) Software Engineering
9 58 (32.04%) SDLC
10 57 (31.49%) Degree
11 50 (27.62%) SQL
12 49 (27.07%) HTML
13 43 (23.76%) Microsoft
14 42 (23.20%) Computer Science
15 41 (22.65%) ASP.NET MVC
16 40 (22.10%) jQuery
17 39 (21.55%) OO
18 33 (18.23%) CSS
18 33 (18.23%) TDD
19 31 (17.13%) .NET Framework
20 26 (14.36%) Relational Database
21 23 (12.71%) NHibernate
22 20 (11.05%) Oracle
23 19 (10.50%) T-SQL
23 19 (10.50%) WCF
24 18 (9.94%) C++
24 18 (9.94%) Visual Studio
25 16 (8.84%) Windows
25 16 (8.84%) CRM

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 8 (4.42%) JBoss
2 5 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.21%) IIS
4 3 (1.66%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.10%) SAS
5 2 (1.10%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.10%) Apache
6 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (8.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.55%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (6.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.66%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.87%) SaaS
2 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (50.28%) SQL Server
2 26 (14.36%) Relational Database
3 13 (7.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.97%) MySQL
4 9 (4.97%) MS Access
5 8 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.21%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.21%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.66%) SQLite
9 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.10%) Ingres
9 2 (1.10%) Informix
9 2 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.55%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.55%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 18 (9.94%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.31%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.21%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.66%) ReSharper
5 2 (1.10%) Maven
5 2 (1.10%) WinDbg
5 2 (1.10%) Hudson
5 2 (1.10%) Log4j
5 2 (1.10%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.55%) Xcode
6 1 (0.55%) NUnit
6 1 (0.55%) Subversion
6 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.55%) Ant
6 1 (0.55%) JUnit
6 1 (0.55%) FishEye
6 1 (0.55%) JIRA
6 1 (0.55%) Selenium
General
1 14 (7.73%) Banking
2 13 (7.18%) Finance
3 12 (6.63%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.21%) Retail
5 3 (1.66%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Local Government
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (64.64%) .NET
2 88 (48.62%) ASP.NET
3 49 (27.07%) HTML
4 41 (22.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 40 (22.10%) jQuery
6 33 (18.23%) CSS
7 31 (17.13%) .NET Framework
8 23 (12.71%) NHibernate
9 19 (10.50%) WCF
10 15 (8.29%) XML
10 15 (8.29%) WinForms
11 13 (7.18%) Web Services
12 12 (6.63%) HTML5
12 12 (6.63%) Entity Framework
13 10 (5.52%) AngularJS
13 10 (5.52%) Ajax
13 10 (5.52%) WPF
14 9 (4.97%) J2EE
14 9 (4.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 8 (4.42%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 42 (23.20%) Computer Science
2 14 (7.73%) User Experience
3 11 (6.08%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.87%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.76%) Social Media
7 3 (1.66%) iPad
7 3 (1.66%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.66%) iPhone
7 3 (1.66%) GIS
7 3 (1.66%) Economics
8 2 (1.10%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.10%) EPoS
8 2 (1.10%) FMCG
9 1 (0.55%) Physics
9 1 (0.55%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.55%) Clustering
9 1 (0.55%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.55%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.55%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.84%) Windows
2 12 (6.63%) Linux
3 11 (6.08%) Apple iOS
4 10 (5.52%) Android
5 6 (3.31%) UNIX
6 3 (1.66%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.10%) OpenWrt
7 2 (1.10%) Solaris
7 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.55%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (32.60%) MVC
2 59 (32.60%) Software Engineering
3 58 (32.04%) SDLC
4 39 (21.55%) OO
5 33 (18.23%) TDD
6 16 (8.84%) CRM
6 16 (8.84%) Unit Testing
7 14 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (7.73%) OOP
8 13 (7.18%) Scrum
9 11 (6.08%) UX Design
10 10 (5.52%) iOS Development
11 9 (4.97%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.87%) Android Development
13 6 (3.31%) Open Source
13 6 (3.31%) Web Development
13 6 (3.31%) Use Case
13 6 (3.31%) UML
14 5 (2.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (61.88%) C#
2 69 (38.12%) JavaScript
3 62 (34.25%) Java
4 50 (27.62%) SQL
5 19 (10.50%) T-SQL
6 18 (9.94%) C++
7 15 (8.29%) VB.NET
8 14 (7.73%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.31%) PHP
9 6 (3.31%) C
9 6 (3.31%) Ruby
10 5 (2.76%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.76%) Python
11 4 (2.21%) Delphi
12 3 (1.66%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.66%) VB
12 3 (1.66%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.10%) VBA
13 2 (1.10%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 57 (31.49%) Degree
2 10 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.55%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.76%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.66%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.10%) Puppet
1 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (23.76%) Microsoft
2 20 (11.05%) Oracle
3 7 (3.87%) Sybase
4 4 (2.21%) DevExpress
5 3 (1.66%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.10%) Sun
6 2 (1.10%) Atmel
6 2 (1.10%) Lotus
7 1 (0.55%) Apple
7 1 (0.55%) Iron Speed
7 1 (0.55%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.55%) Intel
7 1 (0.55%) Hyland
7 1 (0.55%) Telerik
7 1 (0.55%) Google
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Scotland
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: Very good Salary + benefits package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Dundee
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum + Good Career Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Dundee
Computer Futures
Salary: £34999 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Petroplan Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Scotland
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
North Ayrshire
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Aberdeen
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Aberdeen
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 24 days ago