The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Programmer
Rank 139 158 151
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 25 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.73% 0.032% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.033% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 24 1 5
Average salary £49,000 £37,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.66% +38.88%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Software Programmer
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
3289 3008 3034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.72% 94.80% 95.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2081 1934 2095
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Programmer in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Software Programmer
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Programmer across the Scotland region.

Software Programmer Salary Trend in Scotland

Software Programmer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Programmer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Software Programmer Salary Histogram in Scotland

Software Programmer
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 Programmer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 October 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 - 14 £49,000 -
Glasgow +6 7 £35,000 -6.66%
Aberdeen - 3 £50,000 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £21,000 -
Software Programmer
UK

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Software Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 39 (84.78%) Agile Software Development
1 39 (84.78%) Software Engineering
2 38 (82.61%) .NET
3 34 (73.91%) ASP.NET
3 34 (73.91%) MVC
4 24 (52.17%) C#
5 20 (43.48%) SQL
6 18 (39.13%) SEO
6 18 (39.13%) SQL Server
6 18 (39.13%) UX Design
6 18 (39.13%) User Experience
7 16 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (34.78%) JavaScript
8 13 (28.26%) T-SQL
8 13 (28.26%) Ajax
8 13 (28.26%) NHibernate
8 13 (28.26%) jQuery
9 10 (21.74%) Java
10 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
11 8 (17.39%) Workflow
12 7 (15.22%) C++
13 5 (10.87%) MS Office
13 5 (10.87%) OO
13 5 (10.87%) Document Management
14 4 (8.70%) Line Management
15 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
15 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
15 3 (6.52%) Data Modelling
15 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
15 3 (6.52%) Oracle

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Software Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Office
2 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.17%) Movex
1 1 (2.17%) Epicor Tropos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (39.13%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (82.61%) .NET
2 34 (73.91%) ASP.NET
3 16 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (28.26%) Ajax
4 13 (28.26%) NHibernate
4 13 (28.26%) jQuery
5 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (39.13%) User Experience
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (84.78%) Software Engineering
1 39 (84.78%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (73.91%) MVC
3 18 (39.13%) SEO
3 18 (39.13%) UX Design
4 8 (17.39%) Workflow
5 5 (10.87%) OO
5 5 (10.87%) Document Management
6 4 (8.70%) Line Management
7 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.52%) Automated Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.52%) Data Analytics
7 3 (6.52%) Analytics
8 1 (2.17%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) C#
2 20 (43.48%) SQL
3 16 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 13 (28.26%) T-SQL
5 10 (21.74%) Java
6 7 (15.22%) C++
7 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.17%) VB
8 1 (2.17%) Delphi
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.17%) SAP
3 1 (2.17%) Epicor
3 1 (2.17%) Baan
3 1 (2.17%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.17%) NetSuite
3 1 (2.17%) Infor