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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 34 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 196 125 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 5.40% 4.05% 3.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.67% 4.27% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 161 89 91
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £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
3454 2925 3058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.23% 94.75% 94.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2196 1920 2083
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +18 84 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Glasgow +15 79 £35,000 -12.50% 7
West Lothian +13 10 £35,000 - 2
Aberdeen +9 8 £38,000 +11.76% 2
Fife +7 6 £35,000 +40.00% 2
Dundee +3 4 £37,500 +4.16% 1
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £32,500 -
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 268 (65.53%) .NET
2 259 (63.33%) C#
3 195 (47.68%) ASP.NET
4 182 (44.50%) JavaScript
5 179 (43.77%) Agile Software Development
6 163 (39.85%) HTML
7 161 (39.36%) Software Engineering
8 154 (37.65%) SQL Server
9 137 (33.50%) SQL
10 134 (32.76%) CSS
11 127 (31.05%) Java
12 125 (30.56%) MVC
13 114 (27.87%) jQuery
14 102 (24.94%) OO
15 93 (22.74%) Degree
16 79 (19.32%) Microsoft
17 75 (18.34%) C++
18 68 (16.63%) Computer Science
19 67 (16.38%) Visual Studio
19 67 (16.38%) .NET Framework
20 57 (13.94%) ASP.NET MVC
21 56 (13.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
22 51 (12.47%) Ajax
23 45 (11.00%) Relational Database
23 45 (11.00%) OOP
24 43 (10.51%) Oracle
24 43 (10.51%) Unit Testing
25 41 (10.02%) HTML5
25 41 (10.02%) Mentoring
26 39 (9.54%) WCF

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 39 (9.54%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.69%) IIS
3 7 (1.71%) Apache
4 6 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (1.47%) Umbraco
4 6 (1.47%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.22%) Drupal
6 4 (0.98%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.73%) CMS
8 2 (0.49%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.24%) CICS
9 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.24%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.24%) Jetty
9 1 (0.24%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.24%) Mule
9 1 (0.24%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 31 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.24%) MS Project
3 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.73%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.24%) GitHub
2 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.93%) Internet
2 8 (1.96%) Intranet
3 7 (1.71%) HTTP
4 4 (0.98%) tcpdump
4 4 (0.98%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.24%) GPRS
5 1 (0.24%) LAN
5 1 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (37.65%) SQL Server
2 45 (11.00%) Relational Database
3 24 (5.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (5.13%) MySQL
5 17 (4.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.69%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.69%) NoSQL
8 9 (2.20%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.98%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.98%) Pentaho
12 2 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.24%) DataStage
13 1 (0.24%) DB2
13 1 (0.24%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 67 (16.38%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.93%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.20%) Subversion
3 9 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.22%) JUnit
4 5 (1.22%) Mercurial
5 3 (0.73%) JIRA
6 2 (0.49%) NCrunch
6 2 (0.49%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.49%) Selenium
6 2 (0.49%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.49%) NUnit
6 2 (0.49%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.24%) Ant
7 1 (0.24%) Maven
7 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (6.85%) Finance
2 27 (6.60%) Law
2 27 (6.60%) Legal
3 25 (6.11%) Games
4 17 (4.16%) Banking
5 16 (3.91%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.96%) Electronics
7 4 (0.98%) Back Office
7 4 (0.98%) Advertising
7 4 (0.98%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.73%) Marketing
8 3 (0.73%) French Language
9 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.49%) Military
10 1 (0.24%) Front Office
10 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.24%) Retail
10 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.24%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (65.53%) .NET
2 195 (47.68%) ASP.NET
3 163 (39.85%) HTML
4 134 (32.76%) CSS
5 114 (27.87%) jQuery
6 67 (16.38%) .NET Framework
7 57 (13.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 56 (13.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 51 (12.47%) Ajax
10 41 (10.02%) HTML5
11 39 (9.54%) WCF
12 38 (9.29%) LINQ
13 31 (7.58%) XML
14 29 (7.09%) NHibernate
15 27 (6.60%) Web Services
16 23 (5.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 23 (5.62%) WinForms
17 22 (5.38%) Hibernate
18 19 (4.65%) Spring
18 19 (4.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 68 (16.63%) Computer Science
2 29 (7.09%) Mathematics
3 27 (6.60%) Physics
3 27 (6.60%) User Experience
4 14 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (3.18%) Open Source
6 9 (2.20%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.96%) SystemC
7 8 (1.96%) E-Learning
8 7 (1.71%) Online Games
8 7 (1.71%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (0.98%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.73%) EPoS
11 3 (0.73%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
12 2 (0.49%) iPad
12 2 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.49%) iPhone
12 2 (0.49%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.80%) Linux
2 31 (7.58%) Windows
3 22 (5.38%) Android
4 14 (3.42%) UNIX
5 13 (3.18%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.47%) CentOS
7 6 (1.47%) Fedora
8 5 (1.22%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.24%) MVS
10 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (43.77%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (39.36%) Software Engineering
3 125 (30.56%) MVC
4 102 (24.94%) OO
5 45 (11.00%) OOP
6 43 (10.51%) Unit Testing
7 41 (10.02%) Mentoring
8 31 (7.58%) Document Management
8 31 (7.58%) Scrum
9 28 (6.85%) OOD
10 27 (6.60%) Systems Analysis
11 26 (6.36%) RAD
11 26 (6.36%) TDD
12 23 (5.62%) User Experience Design
12 23 (5.62%) SEO
13 18 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (4.40%) Coaching
14 16 (3.91%) Use Case
14 16 (3.91%) Web Development
14 16 (3.91%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 259 (63.33%) C#
2 182 (44.50%) JavaScript
3 137 (33.50%) SQL
4 127 (31.05%) Java
5 75 (18.34%) C++
6 33 (8.07%) Python
7 29 (7.09%) T-SQL
8 28 (6.85%) VBScript
8 28 (6.85%) PHP
9 17 (4.16%) Ruby
10 15 (3.67%) C
11 14 (3.42%) Scala
11 14 (3.42%) VB.NET
12 8 (1.96%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.71%) Perl
14 5 (1.22%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.22%) VB
15 4 (0.98%) Jython
15 4 (0.98%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.73%) VB6
Qualifications
1 93 (22.74%) Degree
2 21 (5.13%) PhD
3 8 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.22%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.98%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.49%) GIAC
7 1 (0.24%) HND
7 1 (0.24%) MCAD
7 1 (0.24%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.71%) SLA
1 7 (1.71%) QA
System Software
1 4 (0.98%) Snort
2 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 79 (19.32%) Microsoft
2 43 (10.51%) Oracle
3 8 (1.96%) Twitter
3 8 (1.96%) JBoss
4 7 (1.71%) Dell
5 5 (1.22%) Sybase
6 4 (0.98%) Xamarin
6 4 (0.98%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.73%) Iron Speed
8 2 (0.49%) LexisNexis
8 2 (0.49%) Talend
8 2 (0.49%) Perforce
8 2 (0.49%) Adobe
9 1 (0.24%) IBM
9 1 (0.24%) Google
9 1 (0.24%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.24%) Facebook
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum to £35,000 plus benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Be-IT Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Amsys
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £20000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Dundee
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 to £47000 per annum - excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Change Recruitment Group
Salary: £4000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Fife
Be-IT Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Livingston
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Livingston
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Career Benefits Package
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Career Benefits Package
Posted: 27 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago