Period
to 13 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 13 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 > Edinburgh
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 603 656 529
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 23.82% 24.67% 23.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.28% 25.56% 24.06%
Number of salaries quoted 415 512 360
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,521 £27,950
90th Percentile £69,500 £57,375 £56,375
Scotland median annual salary £45,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.06% +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 2,385 2,567 2,199
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.19% 96.54% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,483 1,593 1,470
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 13 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 Edinburgh region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 282 (46.77%) JavaScript
2 239 (39.64%) C#
3 232 (38.47%) Agile Software Development
4 224 (37.15%) Java
5 217 (35.99%) .NET
6 175 (29.02%) HTML
7 166 (27.53%) CSS
8 156 (25.87%) SQL Server
9 154 (25.54%) AngularJS
10 136 (22.55%) Finance
11 134 (22.22%) SQL
12 113 (18.74%) MVC
13 106 (17.58%) OO
14 97 (16.09%) React
15 92 (15.26%) Continuous Integration
16 88 (14.59%) Degree
17 87 (14.43%) Python
18 86 (14.26%) ASP.NET
19 81 (13.43%) Software Engineering
20 79 (13.10%) Git (software)
21 78 (12.94%) Scrum
22 77 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
23 76 (12.60%) Spring
24 75 (12.44%) Microsoft
25 70 (11.61%) Front End Development
26 67 (11.11%) HTML5
27 66 (10.95%) TDD
28 65 (10.78%) jQuery
29 64 (10.61%) Web Development
30 63 (10.45%) Test Automation

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 25 (4.15%) IIS
2 20 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (2.65%) CMS
4 15 (2.49%) Confluence
5 13 (2.16%) JBoss
5 13 (2.16%) WordPress
6 10 (1.66%) SAS
7 7 (1.16%) Drupal
7 7 (1.16%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.00%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.66%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.50%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.33%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.17%) concrete5
12 1 (0.17%) Mendix
12 1 (0.17%) MODX
12 1 (0.17%) SilverStripe
12 1 (0.17%) Sitefinity
Business Applications
1 7 (1.16%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.83%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.33%) Magento
3 2 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 54 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (3.98%) SaaS
4 16 (2.65%) npm
5 9 (1.49%) Slack
6 5 (0.83%) Yarn
7 4 (0.66%) GitHub
8 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.33%) Office 365
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.17%) Datadog
9 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.17%) Google Play
9 1 (0.17%) Serverless
9 1 (0.17%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.00%) Network Security
1 6 (1.00%) SMS
2 4 (0.66%) Internet
3 2 (0.33%) DNS
3 2 (0.33%) VoIP
4 1 (0.17%) AMQP
4 1 (0.17%) HTTP
4 1 (0.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (25.87%) SQL Server
2 42 (6.97%) MySQL
3 39 (6.47%) Relational Database
4 29 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (3.81%) RDBMS
6 21 (3.48%) NoSQL
7 19 (3.15%) MongoDB
7 19 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (2.82%) Blockchain
9 15 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (1.49%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.49%) SQLite
12 8 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.66%) GIS
15 4 (0.66%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 79 (13.10%) Git (software)
2 53 (8.79%) Visual Studio
3 52 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 41 (6.80%) Selenium
5 39 (6.47%) Cucumber
6 38 (6.30%) SpecFlow
7 36 (5.97%) Hudson
8 32 (5.31%) Jenkins
9 26 (4.31%) Visual Studio Team System
10 24 (3.98%) TeamCity
11 22 (3.65%) JIRA
12 20 (3.32%) NUnit
13 19 (3.15%) SoapUI
14 17 (2.82%) gulp
15 16 (2.65%) JUnit
16 14 (2.32%) Grunt
17 12 (1.99%) webpack
18 10 (1.66%) Bitbucket
19 9 (1.49%) Eclipse
19 9 (1.49%) git-flow
General
1 136 (22.55%) Finance
2 21 (3.48%) Marketing
3 20 (3.32%) Banking
4 15 (2.49%) Retail
5 6 (1.00%) Law
6 3 (0.50%) Advertising
6 3 (0.50%) Electronics
6 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.50%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.33%) Billing
7 2 (0.33%) Games
7 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (35.99%) .NET
2 175 (29.02%) HTML
3 166 (27.53%) CSS
4 154 (25.54%) AngularJS
5 97 (16.09%) React
6 86 (14.26%) ASP.NET
7 76 (12.60%) Spring
8 67 (11.11%) HTML5
9 65 (10.78%) jQuery
10 56 (9.29%) Web Services
11 54 (8.96%) Node.js
12 51 (8.46%) Hibernate
13 48 (7.96%) REST
13 48 (7.96%) RESTful
14 47 (7.79%) .NET Framework
15 46 (7.63%) ASP.NET Web API
16 39 (6.47%) Java EE
17 36 (5.97%) JSON
17 36 (5.97%) XML
18 33 (5.47%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.12%) Fintech
2 36 (5.97%) Enterprise Software
3 29 (4.81%) Greenfield Project
4 27 (4.48%) User Experience
5 20 (3.32%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (0.83%) Algorithms
8 5 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (0.83%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.83%) Smartphone
8 5 (0.83%) VSAM
9 4 (0.66%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.66%) NHS
10 3 (0.50%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.33%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.33%) Blog
11 2 (0.33%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.33%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (5.97%) Linux
2 29 (4.81%) Windows
3 23 (3.81%) Unix
4 11 (1.82%) Android
5 10 (1.66%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.50%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) Debian
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (38.47%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (18.74%) MVC
3 106 (17.58%) OO
4 92 (15.26%) Continuous Integration
5 81 (13.43%) Software Engineering
6 78 (12.94%) Scrum
7 77 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
8 70 (11.61%) Front End Development
9 66 (10.95%) TDD
10 64 (10.61%) Web Development
11 63 (10.45%) Test Automation
12 61 (10.12%) Mentoring
13 59 (9.78%) Computer Science
14 58 (9.62%) DevOps
15 57 (9.45%) Microservices
16 49 (8.13%) Unit Testing
17 39 (6.47%) Open Source
18 38 (6.30%) BDD
19 35 (5.80%) SDLC
20 31 (5.14%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 282 (46.77%) JavaScript
2 239 (39.64%) C#
3 224 (37.15%) Java
4 134 (22.22%) SQL
5 87 (14.43%) Python
6 48 (7.96%) PHP
7 43 (7.13%) PowerShell
8 21 (3.48%) ES6
8 21 (3.48%) Java 8
8 21 (3.48%) TypeScript
9 19 (3.15%) PL/SQL
10 17 (2.82%) T-SQL
11 16 (2.65%) C++
11 16 (2.65%) VB.NET
12 13 (2.16%) Ruby
13 9 (1.49%) Kotlin
14 7 (1.16%) VB
15 6 (1.00%) ES7
16 5 (0.83%) COBOL
17 4 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 88 (14.59%) Degree
2 38 (6.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.33%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.66%) HND
5 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.50%) PhD
6 2 (0.33%) MBA
7 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.17%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.33%) QA
2 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.17%) GDPR
3 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 28 (4.64%) Docker
2 22 (3.65%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.83%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.33%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.16%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.00%) Ansible
3 5 (0.83%) CA Endevor
4 4 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.50%) Terraform
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.17%) Consul
7 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 75 (12.44%) Microsoft
2 51 (8.46%) Oracle
3 15 (2.49%) Xamarin
4 9 (1.49%) Atlassian
4 9 (1.49%) ServiceNow
5 7 (1.16%) Mashery
5 7 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (1.16%) SAP
5 7 (1.16%) Splunk
5 7 (1.16%) Teradata
5 7 (1.16%) TIBCO
6 6 (1.00%) IBM
7 5 (0.83%) UiPath
8 4 (0.66%) Informatica
8 4 (0.66%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.50%) Ab Initio
9 3 (0.50%) Adobe
9 3 (0.50%) Google
9 3 (0.50%) Zend
10 2 (0.33%) Cloudera