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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 60 63 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 127 122 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.08% 3.75% 6.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.31% 3.94% 6.39%
Number of salaries quoted 109 92 126
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +13.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,100 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
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
2950 3096 3020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.82% 95.06% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1987 1974 2148
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 66 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Glasgow -6 41 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Aberdeen +4 8 £37,500 -
West Lothian +2 6 £38,000 +10.94% 1
Dundee +9 3 £37,500 -2.59% 1
Fife +5 2 £36,250 +27.19%
Dumfries and Galloway - 2 £21,000 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 £21,000 -
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 209 (65.52%) .NET
2 206 (64.58%) C#
3 152 (47.65%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (46.39%) ASP.NET
5 145 (45.45%) JavaScript
6 122 (38.24%) Software Engineering
7 121 (37.93%) SQL Server
7 121 (37.93%) HTML
8 112 (35.11%) MVC
9 100 (31.35%) SQL
10 98 (30.72%) jQuery
11 96 (30.09%) CSS
12 95 (29.78%) Degree
12 95 (29.78%) Java
13 74 (23.20%) OO
14 73 (22.88%) Computer Science
15 70 (21.94%) ASP.NET MVC
16 66 (20.69%) C++
17 58 (18.18%) Visual Studio
18 57 (17.87%) .NET Framework
19 46 (14.42%) Unit Testing
19 46 (14.42%) Microsoft
20 45 (14.11%) Ajax
21 43 (13.48%) Windows
22 39 (12.23%) NHibernate
23 37 (11.60%) Web Services
23 37 (11.60%) OOP
24 35 (10.97%) Linux
24 35 (10.97%) T-SQL
25 34 (10.66%) XML

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (5.02%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.82%) Umbraco
3 8 (2.51%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.19%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.88%) CMS
6 5 (1.57%) IIS
7 4 (1.25%) SAS
7 4 (1.25%) Joomla!
8 3 (0.94%) Drupal
8 3 (0.94%) JBoss
8 3 (0.94%) Apache
9 2 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.63%) Mule
10 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.31%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.31%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.31%) CICS
Applications
1 18 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) MS Project
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.94%) SaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.08%) HTTP
2 10 (3.13%) Internet
3 6 (1.88%) Intranet
4 4 (1.25%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.25%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.31%) SNMP
5 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.31%) GPRS
5 1 (0.31%) LAN
5 1 (0.31%) WAN
5 1 (0.31%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 34 (10.66%) Relational Database
3 19 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (5.33%) MySQL
5 8 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.51%) RDBMS
5 8 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.88%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.25%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.94%) SQLite
10 3 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.31%) MarkLogic
12 1 (0.31%) Big Data
12 1 (0.31%) Informix
12 1 (0.31%) DB2
12 1 (0.31%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 58 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.13%) NUnit
2 10 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.51%) Subversion
4 7 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.88%) Maven
6 5 (1.57%) Clang
7 4 (1.25%) Log4j
7 4 (1.25%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.25%) Moq
7 4 (1.25%) Hudson
7 4 (1.25%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.94%) JUnit
9 2 (0.63%) NCrunch
9 2 (0.63%) Xcode
9 2 (0.63%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.31%) Ant
10 1 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.31%) JIRA
General
1 27 (8.46%) Finance
2 13 (4.08%) Law
2 13 (4.08%) Legal
3 12 (3.76%) Games
4 10 (3.13%) Banking
4 10 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.51%) Retail
6 7 (2.19%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.63%) Back Office
7 2 (0.63%) Marketing
7 2 (0.63%) French Language
8 1 (0.31%) Local Government
8 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (65.52%) .NET
2 148 (46.39%) ASP.NET
3 121 (37.93%) HTML
4 98 (30.72%) jQuery
5 96 (30.09%) CSS
6 70 (21.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 57 (17.87%) .NET Framework
8 45 (14.11%) Ajax
9 39 (12.23%) NHibernate
10 37 (11.60%) Web Services
11 34 (10.66%) XML
12 29 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 28 (8.78%) LINQ
14 25 (7.84%) WCF
15 21 (6.58%) HTML5
16 19 (5.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 19 (5.96%) REST
17 17 (5.33%) WPF
18 13 (4.08%) Spring
19 12 (3.76%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 73 (22.88%) Computer Science
2 24 (7.52%) Mathematics
3 23 (7.21%) Physics
4 19 (5.96%) User Experience
5 18 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (5.64%) Mobile App
6 15 (4.70%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (3.76%) GIS
8 9 (2.82%) Open Source
9 8 (2.51%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.88%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.25%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.25%) Online Games
12 3 (0.94%) iPhone
12 3 (0.94%) iPad
12 3 (0.94%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.94%) E-Learning
12 3 (0.94%) Artificial Intelligence
13 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 43 (13.48%) Windows
2 35 (10.97%) Linux
3 17 (5.33%) Apple iOS
4 16 (5.02%) Android
5 12 (3.76%) Mac OS X
6 11 (3.45%) UNIX
7 6 (1.88%) Fedora
7 6 (1.88%) CentOS
7 6 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.31%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.31%) MVS
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (47.65%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (38.24%) Software Engineering
3 112 (35.11%) MVC
4 74 (23.20%) OO
5 46 (14.42%) Unit Testing
6 37 (11.60%) OOP
7 32 (10.03%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (9.09%) Scrum
9 28 (8.78%) TDD
10 20 (6.27%) Mentoring
11 17 (5.33%) OOD
11 17 (5.33%) Web Development
12 14 (4.39%) SOA
13 13 (4.08%) Document Management
13 13 (4.08%) Use Case
14 12 (3.76%) Coaching
15 11 (3.45%) Systems Analysis
15 11 (3.45%) RAD
16 10 (3.13%) Domain-Driven Design
17 9 (2.82%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 206 (64.58%) C#
2 145 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 100 (31.35%) SQL
4 95 (29.78%) Java
5 66 (20.69%) C++
6 35 (10.97%) T-SQL
7 20 (6.27%) C
8 19 (5.96%) PHP
9 13 (4.08%) Python
10 12 (3.76%) VB.NET
10 12 (3.76%) VBScript
11 11 (3.45%) Shell Script
12 10 (3.13%) Objective-C
12 10 (3.13%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.88%) Ruby
14 5 (1.57%) Scala
14 5 (1.57%) VB
15 4 (1.25%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.94%) Delphi
16 3 (0.94%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 95 (29.78%) Degree
2 9 (2.82%) PhD
3 7 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.25%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.63%) GIAC
5 2 (0.63%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.31%) MCAD
6 1 (0.31%) HND
6 1 (0.31%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.25%) Snort
2 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.31%) OpenView
1 1 (0.31%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (0.31%) SCCM
1 1 (0.31%) SCOM
1 1 (0.31%) Puppet
1 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 46 (14.42%) Microsoft
2 33 (10.34%) Oracle
3 10 (3.13%) Xamarin
4 8 (2.51%) Dell
5 7 (2.19%) Twitter
6 5 (1.57%) Sybase
7 4 (1.25%) Google
7 4 (1.25%) Kony
7 4 (1.25%) Iron Speed
8 2 (0.63%) Red Gate
8 2 (0.63%) LexisNexis
8 2 (0.63%) Apple
8 2 (0.63%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.63%) Perforce
8 2 (0.63%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.31%) Hyland
9 1 (0.31%) IBM
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe
9 1 (0.31%) HP
9 1 (0.31%) Facebook
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