Period
to 22 March 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 March 2019.

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
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 571 581 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 22.94% 22.06% 28.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.16% 23.01% 29.93%
Number of salaries quoted 361 463 423
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £30,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,250 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +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 2,363 2,525 2,128
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 95.86% 95.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,494 1,655 1,368
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,000 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% 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 22 March 2019.

Salary histogram for Developer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, 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.

1 273 (47.81%) JavaScript
2 233 (40.81%) Java
3 228 (39.93%) Agile Software Development
4 208 (36.43%) .NET
5 194 (33.98%) HTML
6 181 (31.70%) C#
7 177 (31.00%) CSS
8 170 (29.77%) SQL
9 147 (25.74%) AngularJS
10 120 (21.02%) SQL Server
11 108 (18.91%) Finance
12 103 (18.04%) Python
13 101 (17.69%) MVC
14 94 (16.46%) Degree
15 93 (16.29%) React
16 92 (16.11%) Software Engineering
17 91 (15.94%) OO
18 79 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
19 72 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
20 69 (12.08%) Git (software)
20 69 (12.08%) HTML5
20 69 (12.08%) Microsoft
21 66 (11.56%) Web Development
21 66 (11.56%) jQuery
22 64 (11.21%) Computer Science
23 63 (11.03%) Relational Database
23 63 (11.03%) Linux
24 62 (10.86%) Test Automation
25 61 (10.68%) Mentoring
25 61 (10.68%) ASP.NET

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 27 (4.73%) IIS
2 15 (2.63%) Confluence
2 15 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (2.28%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.93%) WordPress
5 10 (1.75%) JBoss
6 9 (1.58%) Drupal
7 8 (1.40%) Apache
8 6 (1.05%) CMS
8 6 (1.05%) SAS
8 6 (1.05%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.05%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.88%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.53%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.53%) Moodle
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.35%) SilverStripe
11 2 (0.35%) Sitefinity
11 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.35%) Magento
3 1 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 55 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (4.03%) SaaS
4 7 (1.23%) npm
4 7 (1.23%) Office 365
5 6 (1.05%) G Suite
5 6 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.88%) Datadog
7 4 (0.70%) Slack
8 3 (0.53%) IaaS
8 3 (0.53%) PaaS
9 2 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.18%) Serverless
10 1 (0.18%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.23%) DNS
2 5 (0.88%) Network Security
3 3 (0.53%) Internet
4 2 (0.35%) Intranet
4 2 (0.35%) VoIP
5 1 (0.18%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (21.02%) SQL Server
2 63 (11.03%) Relational Database
3 51 (8.93%) MySQL
4 31 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (4.38%) RDBMS
6 21 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (3.33%) NoSQL
8 17 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (2.28%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.75%) GIS
11 9 (1.58%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.23%) MS Access
12 7 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (1.05%) Couchbase
13 6 (1.05%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.05%) OLAP
14 5 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.88%) Mixpanel
14 5 (0.88%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 69 (12.08%) Git (software)
2 42 (7.36%) SpecFlow
3 39 (6.83%) Selenium
3 39 (6.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (6.65%) Jenkins
5 36 (6.30%) Cucumber
5 36 (6.30%) Visual Studio
6 31 (5.43%) JIRA
7 26 (4.55%) NUnit
7 26 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
8 23 (4.03%) Hudson
9 21 (3.68%) TeamCity
10 11 (1.93%) JUnit
11 9 (1.58%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.58%) SoapUI
11 9 (1.58%) webpack
12 8 (1.40%) gulp
12 8 (1.40%) IntelliJ
13 7 (1.23%) LoadRunner
13 7 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 108 (18.91%) Finance
2 20 (3.50%) Banking
3 14 (2.45%) Retail
4 12 (2.10%) Marketing
5 3 (0.53%) Advertising
5 3 (0.53%) Electronics
5 3 (0.53%) Games
6 2 (0.35%) Law
6 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.18%) Legal
7 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (36.43%) .NET
2 194 (33.98%) HTML
3 177 (31.00%) CSS
4 147 (25.74%) AngularJS
5 93 (16.29%) React
6 69 (12.08%) HTML5
7 66 (11.56%) jQuery
8 61 (10.68%) ASP.NET
9 57 (9.98%) Spring
10 56 (9.81%) Web Services
11 51 (8.93%) Hibernate
12 48 (8.41%) Node.js
13 47 (8.23%) REST
14 44 (7.71%) XML
15 43 (7.53%) CSS3
16 40 (7.01%) RESTful
17 36 (6.30%) JSON
18 35 (6.13%) ASP.NET Web API
19 34 (5.95%) Sass
20 32 (5.60%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.83%) User Experience
2 31 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (3.50%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (2.80%) Fintech
5 12 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (1.23%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.88%) Algorithms
8 5 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (0.88%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.88%) VSAM
9 4 (0.70%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.70%) NHS
10 3 (0.53%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.53%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.53%) VLE
11 2 (0.35%) Blog
11 2 (0.35%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 63 (11.03%) Linux
2 34 (5.95%) Unix
3 25 (4.38%) Windows
4 17 (2.98%) Android
5 13 (2.28%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (39.93%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (17.69%) MVC
3 92 (16.11%) Software Engineering
4 91 (15.94%) OO
5 79 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
6 72 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
7 66 (11.56%) Web Development
8 64 (11.21%) Computer Science
9 62 (10.86%) Test Automation
10 61 (10.68%) Mentoring
11 58 (10.16%) DevOps
12 54 (9.46%) SDLC
13 51 (8.93%) TDD
14 49 (8.58%) Scrum
15 48 (8.41%) Front End Development
16 47 (8.23%) Microservices
17 39 (6.83%) BDD
18 31 (5.43%) Release Management
19 27 (4.73%) Continuous Delivery
19 27 (4.73%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 273 (47.81%) JavaScript
2 233 (40.81%) Java
3 181 (31.70%) C#
4 170 (29.77%) SQL
5 103 (18.04%) Python
6 55 (9.63%) PHP
7 53 (9.28%) PowerShell
8 32 (5.60%) TypeScript
9 29 (5.08%) C++
10 26 (4.55%) PL/SQL
11 24 (4.20%) VB.NET
12 23 (4.03%) T-SQL
13 22 (3.85%) ES6
14 21 (3.68%) Java 8
15 12 (2.10%) Ruby
16 7 (1.23%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.23%) VBA
17 6 (1.05%) C
17 6 (1.05%) Java 9
18 5 (0.88%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 94 (16.46%) Degree
2 42 (7.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.88%) ISTQB
3 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (0.88%) OCA
3 5 (0.88%) OCP
3 5 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (0.70%) HND
5 1 (0.18%) MCP
5 1 (0.18%) PhD
5 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.18%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.63%) QA
2 7 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.53%) GDPR
4 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 30 (5.25%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.03%) Docker
3 5 (0.88%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.35%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (1.93%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.40%) Terraform
3 7 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.88%) CA Endevor
4 5 (0.88%) Consul
5 3 (0.53%) Ansible
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.35%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 69 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.65%) Oracle
3 14 (2.45%) Xamarin
4 12 (2.10%) Splunk
5 11 (1.93%) ServiceNow
6 8 (1.40%) Google
6 8 (1.40%) IBM
7 7 (1.23%) HP
8 4 (0.70%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (0.53%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.53%) Automation Anywhere
9 3 (0.53%) Blue Prism
9 3 (0.53%) New Relic
9 3 (0.53%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.53%) UiPath
10 2 (0.35%) Aveksa
10 2 (0.35%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.35%) ForgeRock
10 2 (0.35%) RedGate
10 2 (0.35%) Zend