Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Aberdeen during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 7 8
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 26 18 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 28.57% 19.35% 16.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.95% 20.22% 16.47%
Number of salaries quoted 23 14 11
Aberdeen median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £47,975 £51,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 84 89 85
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.31% 95.70% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 61 77 48
Aberdeen median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £21,600
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,500 £55,375
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer in Aberdeen

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (57.69%) C#
1 15 (57.69%) .NET
2 14 (53.85%) SQL Server
3 10 (38.46%) SQL
4 9 (34.62%) Windows
4 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (34.62%) Mathematics
5 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
6 7 (26.92%) CSS
6 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
7 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET
7 6 (23.08%) C++
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (19.23%) HTML
8 5 (19.23%) OOD
8 5 (19.23%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (19.23%) TDD
9 4 (15.38%) WPF
9 4 (15.38%) RESTful
9 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (15.38%) Algorithms
9 4 (15.38%) VB.NET
9 4 (15.38%) MFC
9 4 (15.38%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (15.38%) Scrum
9 4 (15.38%) OpenGL
9 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
9 4 (15.38%) Power BI
10 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2016

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.85%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DAB
1 1 (3.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) Power BI
3 3 (11.54%) NoSQL
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (7.69%) OLAP
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.85%) GIS
5 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.85%) Neo4j
5 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.85%) GitLab
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) .NET
2 7 (26.92%) CSS
3 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET
4 5 (19.23%) HTML
5 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (15.38%) MFC
5 4 (15.38%) OpenGL
5 4 (15.38%) RESTful
5 4 (15.38%) WPF
6 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
6 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 3 (11.54%) Code First Entity Framework
6 3 (11.54%) Entity Framework
6 3 (11.54%) HTML5
6 3 (11.54%) Node.js
6 3 (11.54%) WCF
6 3 (11.54%) WinForms
7 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 2 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) 3D Graphics
1 4 (15.38%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (34.62%) Mathematics
2 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
3 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (19.23%) OOA/OOD
3 5 (19.23%) OOD
3 5 (19.23%) TDD
4 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 4 (15.38%) Scrum
5 3 (11.54%) BDD
5 3 (11.54%) MVC
5 3 (11.54%) Web Application Development
6 2 (7.69%) CRM
6 2 (7.69%) ERP
6 2 (7.69%) ETL
6 2 (7.69%) MVVM
6 2 (7.69%) People Management
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (7.69%) Service Design
6 2 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) C#
2 10 (38.46%) SQL
3 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 6 (23.08%) C++
5 4 (15.38%) VB.NET
6 3 (11.54%) Ruby
7 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
7 2 (7.69%) Python
7 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.85%) C
8 1 (3.85%) Embedded C++
8 1 (3.85%) Java
8 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) DevExpress
2 2 (7.69%) Infragistics
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Telerik
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Xamarin