Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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

Developer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 558 699 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 22.16% 26.08% 20.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.47% 27.15% 21.24%
Number of salaries quoted 389 537 317
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £57,500 £55,000
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 Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,377 2,575 2,232
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.40% 96.08% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,481 1,548 1,434
Edinburgh median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,038
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Edinburgh

Developer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Developer in Edinburgh

Developer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 Edinburgh region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 242 (43.37%) JavaScript
2 239 (42.83%) C#
3 224 (40.14%) Agile Software Development
4 215 (38.53%) Java
5 207 (37.10%) .NET
6 147 (26.34%) SQL Server
7 139 (24.91%) HTML
8 137 (24.55%) CSS
9 136 (24.37%) SQL
10 133 (23.84%) AngularJS
11 126 (22.58%) Finance
12 112 (20.07%) MVC
13 96 (17.20%) OO
13 96 (17.20%) Software Engineering
14 84 (15.05%) Continuous Integration
15 83 (14.87%) ASP.NET
16 82 (14.70%) Degree
17 81 (14.52%) Scrum
18 80 (14.34%) Spring
19 78 (13.98%) Git (software)
20 72 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
21 71 (12.72%) TDD
22 70 (12.54%) Fintech
23 68 (12.19%) React
24 66 (11.83%) Microsoft
25 64 (11.47%) Web Development
26 61 (10.93%) HTML5
27 59 (10.57%) Front End Development
28 57 (10.22%) Node.js
29 53 (9.50%) Python

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 21 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (3.23%) IIS
2 18 (3.23%) JBoss
3 15 (2.69%) CMS
4 10 (1.79%) Confluence
5 8 (1.43%) SAS
5 8 (1.43%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.43%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.08%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.90%) WordPress
8 3 (0.54%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.54%) Drupal
9 2 (0.36%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.18%) concrete5
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) 3ds Max
1 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.18%) Maya
1 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.25%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.90%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.36%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 49 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (3.58%) npm
4 18 (3.23%) SaaS
5 8 (1.43%) GitHub
6 7 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.25%) Slack
7 5 (0.90%) Yarn
8 4 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.54%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.36%) Office 365
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.18%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.61%) SMS
2 4 (0.72%) Internet
2 4 (0.72%) Network Security
3 2 (0.36%) HTTP
4 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.18%) Intranet
4 1 (0.18%) SSL
4 1 (0.18%) VoIP
4 1 (0.18%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (26.34%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.09%) Relational Database
3 25 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (3.94%) MySQL
5 21 (3.76%) NoSQL
6 20 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (2.69%) Blockchain
10 13 (2.33%) RDBMS
11 12 (2.15%) MongoDB
12 10 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.43%) Oracle Database
14 7 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (1.08%) SQLite
16 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
17 4 (0.72%) Power BI
17 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
17 4 (0.72%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 78 (13.98%) Git (software)
2 52 (9.32%) Visual Studio
3 45 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (4.84%) Jenkins
5 26 (4.66%) Cucumber
5 26 (4.66%) SpecFlow
6 25 (4.48%) Selenium
7 24 (4.30%) Hudson
8 22 (3.94%) gulp
9 21 (3.76%) TeamCity
10 20 (3.58%) Grunt
11 18 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
12 17 (3.05%) JUnit
13 16 (2.87%) JIRA
14 15 (2.69%) NUnit
15 14 (2.51%) Subversion
16 13 (2.33%) SoapUI
17 9 (1.61%) Maven
17 9 (1.61%) webpack
18 7 (1.25%) Jasmine
General
1 126 (22.58%) Finance
2 20 (3.58%) Marketing
3 16 (2.87%) Banking
4 14 (2.51%) Retail
5 9 (1.61%) Advertising
6 5 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.72%) Electronics
7 4 (0.72%) Law
7 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.72%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.36%) Billing
8 2 (0.36%) Legal
9 1 (0.18%) Games
9 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (37.10%) .NET
2 139 (24.91%) HTML
3 137 (24.55%) CSS
4 133 (23.84%) AngularJS
5 83 (14.87%) ASP.NET
6 80 (14.34%) Spring
7 68 (12.19%) React
8 61 (10.93%) HTML5
9 57 (10.22%) Node.js
10 52 (9.32%) Hibernate
11 51 (9.14%) Web Services
12 49 (8.78%) jQuery
13 43 (7.71%) ASP.NET Web API
14 41 (7.35%) RESTful
15 40 (7.17%) .NET Framework
15 40 (7.17%) Java EE
16 38 (6.81%) REST
17 35 (6.27%) ASP.NET MVC
18 32 (5.73%) XML
19 31 (5.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 70 (12.54%) Fintech
2 52 (9.32%) Computer Science
3 42 (7.53%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (3.58%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 17 (3.05%) User Experience
7 10 (1.79%) Algorithms
7 10 (1.79%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.79%) Smartphone
8 9 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (0.72%) NHS
9 4 (0.72%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.54%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.36%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.36%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.36%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.36%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.18%) Analytical Mindset
12 1 (0.18%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 29 (5.20%) Linux
2 23 (4.12%) Windows
3 15 (2.69%) Android
3 15 (2.69%) Unix
4 12 (2.15%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.08%) CentOS
6 5 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (40.14%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (20.07%) MVC
3 96 (17.20%) OO
3 96 (17.20%) Software Engineering
4 84 (15.05%) Continuous Integration
5 81 (14.52%) Scrum
6 72 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
7 71 (12.72%) TDD
8 64 (11.47%) Web Development
9 59 (10.57%) Front End Development
10 48 (8.60%) Test Automation
11 47 (8.42%) Mentoring
12 46 (8.24%) Unit Testing
13 44 (7.89%) Microservices
14 42 (7.53%) SDLC
15 39 (6.99%) Open Source
16 33 (5.91%) DevOps
17 32 (5.73%) Decision-Making
18 31 (5.56%) BDD
19 25 (4.48%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 242 (43.37%) JavaScript
2 239 (42.83%) C#
3 215 (38.53%) Java
4 136 (24.37%) SQL
5 53 (9.50%) Python
6 44 (7.89%) PHP
7 26 (4.66%) PowerShell
8 22 (3.94%) PL/SQL
9 21 (3.76%) TypeScript
10 17 (3.05%) VB.NET
11 15 (2.69%) T-SQL
12 14 (2.51%) Java 8
13 13 (2.33%) ES6
14 12 (2.15%) C++
15 11 (1.97%) Kotlin
16 8 (1.43%) Ruby
17 7 (1.25%) VB
18 5 (0.90%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.90%) ES7
18 5 (0.90%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 82 (14.70%) Degree
2 33 (5.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.43%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.08%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.72%) HND
5 4 (0.72%) MBA
5 4 (0.72%) PhD
6 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.36%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.54%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.36%) QA
3 1 (0.18%) GDPR
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 25 (4.48%) Docker
2 13 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (1.43%) Ansible
2 5 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.72%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.18%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.18%) Terraform
5 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 66 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 50 (8.96%) Oracle
3 12 (2.15%) Xamarin
4 11 (1.97%) Google
5 10 (1.79%) SAP
6 8 (1.43%) IBM
7 7 (1.25%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.25%) Mashery
7 7 (1.25%) Teradata
7 7 (1.25%) TIBCO
8 6 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.90%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.72%) Informatica
11 3 (0.54%) Ab Initio
11 3 (0.54%) Adobe
11 3 (0.54%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.54%) Tableau
11 3 (0.54%) UiPath
12 2 (0.36%) Splunk
12 2 (0.36%) Twitter