Period
to 15 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Aberdeen during the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Developer
Scotland > Aberdeen
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 2 6
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 19 23 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 20.65% 29.11% 17.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.59% 31.51% 18.52%
Number of salaries quoted 17 20 14
Aberdeen median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -17.72% -3.66%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,700 £23,500
90th Percentile £51,750 £40,325 £49,375
Scotland median annual salary £45,915 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.04% +6.25% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Aberdeen
Permanent vacancies in Aberdeen with a recognized job title 88 73 81
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 92.41% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 64 58 46
Aberdeen median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +10.43%
10th Percentile £25,900 £28,150 £23,375
90th Percentile £56,250 £56,250 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Aberdeen

Developer
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in Aberdeen.

Salary trend for Developer in Aberdeen

Developer
Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Aberdeen over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer in Aberdeen

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Aberdeen region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 18 (94.74%) C#
2 17 (89.47%) .NET
3 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
4 10 (52.63%) SQL
5 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
5 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (42.11%) Windows
7 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
7 7 (36.84%) VB.NET
7 7 (36.84%) Degree
7 7 (36.84%) Mathematics
8 6 (31.58%) Telerik
8 6 (31.58%) OOA/OOD
8 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
8 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
8 6 (31.58%) CSS
8 6 (31.58%) OOD
8 6 (31.58%) Infragistics
8 6 (31.58%) Scrum
8 6 (31.58%) DevExpress
9 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (21.05%) WinForms
9 4 (21.05%) HTML
10 3 (15.79%) Python
10 3 (15.79%) WPF
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (15.79%) DevOps
10 3 (15.79%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 3 (15.79%) 3D Modelling

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) OLAP
3 1 (5.26%) Power BI
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.79%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.26%) Games
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (89.47%) .NET
2 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
2 6 (31.58%) CSS
3 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (21.05%) HTML
3 4 (21.05%) WinForms
4 3 (15.79%) WPF
5 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
5 2 (10.53%) HTML5
5 2 (10.53%) REST
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (5.26%) Code First Entity Framework
6 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
6 1 (5.26%) Node.js
6 1 (5.26%) RESTful
6 1 (5.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
1 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
1 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Mathematics
3 6 (31.58%) OOA/OOD
3 6 (31.58%) OOD
3 6 (31.58%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) 3D Modelling
4 3 (15.79%) DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) MVVM
5 2 (10.53%) Service Design
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.26%) Complexity Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Data Management
6 1 (5.26%) ERP
6 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
6 1 (5.26%) MVC
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.26%) TDD
6 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) C#
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
4 7 (36.84%) VB.NET
5 3 (15.79%) Python
6 1 (5.26%) C
6 1 (5.26%) C++
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++
6 1 (5.26%) Ruby
6 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.26%) PhD
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) DevExpress
2 6 (31.58%) Infragistics
2 6 (31.58%) Telerik
3 3 (15.79%) Xamarin