The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the West Lothian 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 11 9 25
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 8 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 13.79% 9.33% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.79% 9.86% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 1
Average salary £36,250 £33,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.20% +3.07%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Software Developer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Lothian 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
West Lothian
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
58 71 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 100.00% 94.67% 93.44%
Number of salaries quoted 30 45 52
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Software Developer
Salary Trend in West Lothian

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in West Lothian

Software Developer
Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Livingston -1 3 £35,000 -3.44%
Linlithgow - 1 - -
Software Developer
Scotland

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the West Lothian 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 13 (81.25%) C#
1 13 (81.25%) .NET
2 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
2 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
3 8 (50.00%) MVC
3 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
4 7 (43.75%) WCF
5 6 (37.50%) Degree
6 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
6 5 (31.25%) jQuery
7 4 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (25.00%) NHibernate
7 4 (25.00%) SQL
7 4 (25.00%) Oracle
7 4 (25.00%) OO
8 3 (18.75%) UNIX
8 3 (18.75%) J2EE
8 3 (18.75%) MySQL
8 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
8 3 (18.75%) HTML
8 3 (18.75%) Java
8 3 (18.75%) Ab Initio
8 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
8 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
9 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (12.50%) WinForms

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the West Lothian 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) MySQL
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (6.25%) Informix
4 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Local Government
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) .NET
2 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
3 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
3 7 (43.75%) WCF
4 5 (31.25%) jQuery
5 4 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (25.00%) NHibernate
5 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (18.75%) J2EE
6 3 (18.75%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) WinForms
7 2 (12.50%) WPF
8 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (6.25%) REST
8 1 (6.25%) COM
8 1 (6.25%) CSS
8 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
2 8 (50.00%) MVC
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) OO
5 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
6 2 (12.50%) UML
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) TDD
7 1 (6.25%) Use Case
7 1 (6.25%) Kanban
7 1 (6.25%) Analytics
7 1 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
4 3 (18.75%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
5 2 (12.50%) C++
6 1 (6.25%) C
6 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Ab Initio
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft