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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 47 64 31
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 158 118 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.89% 3.53% 6.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.10% 3.70% 6.36%
Number of salaries quoted 139 86 138
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,385 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.97% +1.10%
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
3098 3192 3021
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.88% 95.51% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2031 2027 2162
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +29 82 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Glasgow +11 47 £40,000 - 3
Aberdeen +10 11 £45,000 +20.00% 2
West Lothian +3 7 £37,750 +4.86% 3
Dundee +10 5 £37,500 -1.31% 1
Fife +4 5 £35,000 +30.84%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £32,500 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £21,000 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £21,000 -
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 235 (65.64%) C#
1 235 (65.64%) .NET
2 174 (48.60%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (47.49%) ASP.NET
4 168 (46.93%) JavaScript
5 145 (40.50%) HTML
6 138 (38.55%) Software Engineering
7 135 (37.71%) SQL Server
8 120 (33.52%) SQL
9 118 (32.96%) MVC
10 117 (32.68%) CSS
11 113 (31.56%) jQuery
12 107 (29.89%) Java
13 101 (28.21%) Degree
14 90 (25.14%) OO
15 78 (21.79%) Computer Science
16 75 (20.95%) C++
17 69 (19.27%) Visual Studio
17 69 (19.27%) ASP.NET MVC
18 66 (18.44%) .NET Framework
19 53 (14.80%) Ajax
20 52 (14.53%) Microsoft
20 52 (14.53%) Unit Testing
21 43 (12.01%) Relational Database
22 42 (11.73%) Windows
23 40 (11.17%) Web Services
23 40 (11.17%) OOP
23 40 (11.17%) Oracle
24 38 (10.61%) LINQ
24 38 (10.61%) NHibernate

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 25 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.51%) IIS
2 9 (2.51%) Umbraco
3 8 (2.23%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.96%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.68%) CMS
6 4 (1.12%) Joomla!
6 4 (1.12%) Apache
7 3 (0.84%) JBoss
7 3 (0.84%) Drupal
8 2 (0.56%) SAS
8 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.56%) Mule
9 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.28%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.28%) CICS
9 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (5.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.28%) SaaS
2 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.35%) HTTP
2 11 (3.07%) Internet
3 7 (1.96%) Intranet
4 4 (1.12%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.12%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.28%) SNMP
5 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.28%) GPRS
5 1 (0.28%) LAN
5 1 (0.28%) WAN
5 1 (0.28%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (37.71%) SQL Server
2 43 (12.01%) Relational Database
3 21 (5.87%) MySQL
4 20 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (2.79%) RDBMS
6 10 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.23%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.96%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.56%) SQLite
12 1 (0.28%) MarkLogic
12 1 (0.28%) Big Data
12 1 (0.28%) Informix
12 1 (0.28%) MS Access
12 1 (0.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 69 (19.27%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.07%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.51%) NUnit
4 8 (2.23%) Subversion
5 7 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.40%) Mercurial
6 5 (1.40%) Clang
7 4 (1.12%) Moq
7 4 (1.12%) Maven
8 3 (0.84%) JUnit
8 3 (0.84%) NCrunch
9 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.56%) Hudson
9 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.56%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.56%) Log4j
10 1 (0.28%) Xcode
10 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 1 (0.28%) Ant
10 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (7.82%) Finance
2 23 (6.42%) Law
2 23 (6.42%) Legal
3 17 (4.75%) Games
4 14 (3.91%) Banking
5 13 (3.63%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.68%) Retail
8 3 (0.84%) Back Office
9 2 (0.56%) Military
9 2 (0.56%) Marketing
9 2 (0.56%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.28%) Local Government
10 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (65.64%) .NET
2 170 (47.49%) ASP.NET
3 145 (40.50%) HTML
4 117 (32.68%) CSS
5 113 (31.56%) jQuery
6 69 (19.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 66 (18.44%) .NET Framework
8 53 (14.80%) Ajax
9 40 (11.17%) Web Services
10 38 (10.61%) NHibernate
10 38 (10.61%) LINQ
11 37 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 32 (8.94%) XML
13 30 (8.38%) WCF
13 30 (8.38%) HTML5
14 22 (6.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 18 (5.03%) WPF
16 17 (4.75%) REST
17 15 (4.19%) Spring
17 15 (4.19%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 78 (21.79%) Computer Science
2 27 (7.54%) Mathematics
2 27 (7.54%) Physics
3 22 (6.15%) User Experience
4 17 (4.75%) Mobile App
5 15 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.35%) Open Source
7 11 (3.07%) GIS
8 9 (2.51%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.96%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.68%) E-Learning
11 5 (1.40%) Online Games
11 5 (1.40%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.84%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.84%) Artificial Intelligence
13 2 (0.56%) iPhone
13 2 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
13 2 (0.56%) iPad
13 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 42 (11.73%) Windows
2 31 (8.66%) Linux
3 18 (5.03%) Android
4 17 (4.75%) Apple iOS
5 11 (3.07%) Mac OS X
6 9 (2.51%) UNIX
7 6 (1.68%) Fedora
7 6 (1.68%) CentOS
7 6 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.28%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.28%) MVS
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (48.60%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (38.55%) Software Engineering
3 118 (32.96%) MVC
4 90 (25.14%) OO
5 52 (14.53%) Unit Testing
6 40 (11.17%) OOP
7 32 (8.94%) Scrum
8 30 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (8.10%) TDD
9 29 (8.10%) Mentoring
10 25 (6.98%) OOD
11 24 (6.70%) Document Management
12 21 (5.87%) RAD
12 21 (5.87%) Systems Analysis
13 17 (4.75%) Coaching
14 16 (4.47%) Web Development
15 15 (4.19%) Use Case
16 13 (3.63%) UX Design
16 13 (3.63%) SEO
17 12 (3.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 235 (65.64%) C#
2 168 (46.93%) JavaScript
3 120 (33.52%) SQL
4 107 (29.89%) Java
5 75 (20.95%) C++
6 34 (9.50%) T-SQL
7 24 (6.70%) PHP
8 23 (6.42%) VBScript
9 19 (5.31%) C
9 19 (5.31%) Python
10 11 (3.07%) VB.NET
10 11 (3.07%) Objective-C
11 10 (2.79%) Ruby
12 8 (2.23%) Scala
12 8 (2.23%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.96%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.68%) VB
15 3 (0.84%) ActionScript
15 3 (0.84%) VB6
16 2 (0.56%) F#
Qualifications
1 101 (28.21%) Degree
2 13 (3.63%) PhD
3 8 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.12%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.56%) GIAC
5 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) MCAD
6 1 (0.28%) HND
6 1 (0.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.68%) QA
2 5 (1.40%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.12%) Snort
2 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.28%) OpenView
1 1 (0.28%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (0.28%) SCCM
1 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 40 (11.17%) Oracle
3 9 (2.51%) Xamarin
4 8 (2.23%) Twitter
4 8 (2.23%) Dell
5 6 (1.68%) Sybase
6 4 (1.12%) Kony
7 3 (0.84%) Google
7 3 (0.84%) Iron Speed
8 2 (0.56%) Red Gate
8 2 (0.56%) LexisNexis
8 2 (0.56%) Adobe
8 2 (0.56%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.56%) Perforce
9 1 (0.28%) Hyland
9 1 (0.28%) Lotus
9 1 (0.28%) Apple
9 1 (0.28%) HP
9 1 (0.28%) IBM
9 1 (0.28%) Facebook
Edinburgh, Midlothian
QUANTICA
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25 to £30 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Livingston
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £26000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Livingston
Sky
Salary: Competitive + benefits package
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Dundee
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Good Benefits Package
Posted: 13 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £26000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh
Blue Town Online
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 20 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago