Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £43,000 in advertised job vacancies in Aberdeen during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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

Software Developer
Scotland > Aberdeen
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 13 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 - +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 11 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 13.75% 8.14% -
As % of the Job Titles category 14.86% 8.64% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 0
Aberdeen median annual salary £43,000 £35,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.86% - -
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% -6.59%

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 74 81 79
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.50% 94.19% 98.75%
Number of salaries quoted 58 70 44
Aberdeen median annual salary £42,750 £40,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.88% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,325 £21,850
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,250 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Aberdeen

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Aberdeen

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Aberdeen over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Aberdeen

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) VB.NET
2 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
3 7 (63.64%) SQL
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (54.55%) Visual Studio
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 6 (54.55%) Infragistics
4 6 (54.55%) Scrum
4 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (54.55%) Telerik
4 6 (54.55%) Degree
4 6 (54.55%) DevExpress
5 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
6 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
7 3 (27.27%) MFC
7 3 (27.27%) OpenGL
7 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
7 3 (27.27%) C++
7 3 (27.27%) 3D Modelling
7 3 (27.27%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
7 3 (27.27%) WinForms
7 3 (27.27%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (27.27%) Xamarin
7 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (27.27%) DevOps
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008

Software 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 (54.55%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Visual Studio
2 3 (27.27%) Appcelerator Titanium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (27.27%) MFC
3 3 (27.27%) OpenGL
3 3 (27.27%) WinForms
4 2 (18.18%) CSS
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 1 (9.09%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) 3D Graphics
1 3 (27.27%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) Scrum
2 3 (27.27%) 3D Modelling
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
2 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) People Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C#
1 8 (72.73%) VB.NET
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) DevExpress
1 6 (54.55%) Infragistics
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
1 6 (54.55%) Telerik
2 3 (27.27%) Xamarin