Period
to 1 December 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 1 December 2020.

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
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 309 503 607
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Edinburgh 34.37% 23.63% 24.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 35.31% 24.90% 25.41%
Number of salaries quoted 277 297 441
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,000 £68,750
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +8.24%

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 875 2,020 2,389
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.33% 94.88% 94.50%
Number of salaries quoted 669 1,116 1,457
Median annual salary £47,900 £45,050 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.33% +0.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Edinburgh

Developer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Developer in Edinburgh

Developer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 1 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Developer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 1 December 2020, 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.

1 136 (44.01%) JavaScript
2 89 (28.80%) .NET
3 85 (27.51%) C#
4 84 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (22.33%) React
6 64 (20.71%) HTML
6 64 (20.71%) CSS
7 63 (20.39%) Java
8 55 (17.80%) SQL Server
8 55 (17.80%) Front End Development
9 54 (17.48%) Azure
10 47 (15.21%) AngularJS
11 46 (14.89%) Software Engineering
12 42 (13.59%) Python
13 40 (12.94%) DevOps
14 39 (12.62%) Git (software)
15 38 (12.30%) .NET Core
16 37 (11.97%) SQL
17 35 (11.33%) Finance
18 34 (11.00%) Mentoring
19 33 (10.68%) Web Development
20 32 (10.36%) MySQL
21 30 (9.71%) Linux
22 28 (9.06%) .NET Framework
22 28 (9.06%) Django
22 28 (9.06%) HTML5
22 28 (9.06%) TypeScript
23 27 (8.74%) SaaS
23 27 (8.74%) PHP
24 26 (8.41%) Vue.js

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 14 (4.53%) Apache
2 8 (2.59%) WordPress
3 7 (2.27%) Drupal
4 5 (1.62%) CMS
4 5 (1.62%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.65%) IIS
7 1 (0.32%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.32%) Kentico
7 1 (0.32%) nginx
7 1 (0.32%) SAS
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.97%) GIMP
1 3 (0.97%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.32%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Magento
1 2 (0.65%) Shopify
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 54 (17.48%) Azure
2 27 (8.74%) SaaS
3 18 (5.83%) AWS
4 4 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.97%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.65%) GCP
6 2 (0.65%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.65%) Serverless
6 2 (0.65%) Slack
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.32%) Firebase
7 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.97%) Network Security
1 3 (0.97%) NGN
2 2 (0.65%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (17.80%) SQL Server
2 32 (10.36%) MySQL
3 16 (5.18%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.21%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.56%) Big Data
5 11 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (2.91%) Redis
7 8 (2.59%) GIS
8 6 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.29%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.65%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.65%) Power BI
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 39 (12.62%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.85%) Visual Studio
3 14 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.91%) JIRA
5 7 (2.27%) webpack
6 6 (1.94%) Selenium
7 3 (0.97%) Subversion
8 2 (0.65%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.32%) Android Studio
9 1 (0.32%) GitLab
9 1 (0.32%) Gradle
9 1 (0.32%) JUnit
9 1 (0.32%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.32%) Robolectric
9 1 (0.32%) Xcode
General
1 35 (11.33%) Finance
2 14 (4.53%) Games
3 11 (3.56%) Public Sector
4 8 (2.59%) Banking
5 6 (1.94%) Marketing
6 5 (1.62%) Legal
7 3 (0.97%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.97%) Publishing
8 2 (0.65%) Advertising
8 2 (0.65%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.65%) Retail
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (28.80%) .NET
2 69 (22.33%) React
3 64 (20.71%) CSS
3 64 (20.71%) HTML
4 47 (15.21%) AngularJS
5 38 (12.30%) .NET Core
6 28 (9.06%) .NET Framework
6 28 (9.06%) Django
6 28 (9.06%) HTML5
7 26 (8.41%) Vue.js
8 22 (7.12%) RESTful
9 21 (6.80%) jQuery
10 17 (5.50%) Spring
11 16 (5.18%) React Native
12 15 (4.85%) ASP.NET
12 15 (4.85%) JSON
13 14 (4.53%) Redux
14 13 (4.21%) CSS3
14 13 (4.21%) Node.js
14 13 (4.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.41%) Mobile App
2 22 (7.12%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (7.12%) User Experience
3 10 (3.24%) Algorithms
4 8 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.27%) Cloud Native
5 7 (2.27%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.62%) EPoS
7 4 (1.29%) Mobile Games
8 3 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.97%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.65%) Blog
9 2 (0.65%) NHS
10 1 (0.32%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.32%) FMCG
10 1 (0.32%) Renewable Energy
10 1 (0.32%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.71%) Linux
2 22 (7.12%) Android
3 21 (6.80%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.97%) Windows
5 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (17.80%) Front End Development
3 46 (14.89%) Software Engineering
4 40 (12.94%) DevOps
5 34 (11.00%) Mentoring
6 33 (10.68%) Web Development
7 25 (8.09%) MVC
8 18 (5.83%) Test Automation
9 17 (5.50%) Machine Learning
9 17 (5.50%) SDLC
10 16 (5.18%) Android Development
10 16 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (4.85%) Mobile Development
11 15 (4.85%) TDD
12 14 (4.53%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (4.21%) API Development
13 13 (4.21%) OO
14 12 (3.88%) Artificial Intelligence
14 12 (3.88%) SOLID
14 12 (3.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 136 (44.01%) JavaScript
2 85 (27.51%) C#
3 63 (20.39%) Java
4 42 (13.59%) Python
5 37 (11.97%) SQL
6 28 (9.06%) TypeScript
7 27 (8.74%) PHP
8 25 (8.09%) C++
9 19 (6.15%) Kotlin
10 12 (3.88%) Apple Swift
11 11 (3.56%) Objective-C
12 6 (1.94%) C
13 5 (1.62%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.62%) Ruby
14 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.97%) Scala
15 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.65%) Clojure
16 2 (0.65%) Embedded C++
17 1 (0.32%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 18 (5.83%) Degree
2 5 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.65%) PhD
4 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.62%) QA
System Software
1 21 (6.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (3.56%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.65%) Grafana
2 2 (0.65%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 23 (7.44%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.53%) Xamarin
3 9 (2.91%) Apple
4 6 (1.94%) Oracle
5 4 (1.29%) Facebook
5 4 (1.29%) Google
5 4 (1.29%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.97%) CODA
6 3 (0.97%) DevExpress
6 3 (0.97%) Embarcadero
6 3 (0.97%) Solace
7 2 (0.65%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.32%) Cognos
8 1 (0.32%) Epicor
8 1 (0.32%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.32%) IBM
8 1 (0.32%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.32%) PayPal
8 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.32%) ServiceNow