Period
to 24 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 5 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 349 537 527
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Edinburgh 24.70% 20.48% 20.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.68% 21.83% 21.00%
Number of salaries quoted 225 360 433
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £32,200 £28,625 £28,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1,359 2,460 2,509
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.18% 93.82% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 775 1,601 1,667
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £29,050 £27,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,450 £70,000 £68,750
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 24 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Developer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 174 (49.86%) JavaScript
2 133 (38.11%) .NET
3 122 (34.96%) SQL
3 122 (34.96%) C#
4 117 (33.52%) Agile Software Development
5 112 (32.09%) React
6 95 (27.22%) CSS
7 93 (26.65%) HTML
8 91 (26.07%) Java
9 80 (22.92%) AngularJS
10 71 (20.34%) Finance
11 60 (17.19%) SQL Server
12 59 (16.91%) Node.js
13 55 (15.76%) Azure
14 54 (15.47%) DevOps
15 51 (14.61%) Python
16 50 (14.33%) AWS
17 47 (13.47%) Test Automation
18 43 (12.32%) Microsoft
19 42 (12.03%) HTML5
19 42 (12.03%) Degree
20 41 (11.75%) Git (software)
20 41 (11.75%) MVC
21 40 (11.46%) ASP.NET
21 40 (11.46%) Software Engineering
22 39 (11.17%) Front End Development
23 38 (10.89%) Microservices
24 37 (10.60%) PHP
25 36 (10.32%) Unit Testing
26 35 (10.03%) Computer Science

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 23 (6.59%) CMS
2 13 (3.72%) EPiServer
3 6 (1.72%) ArcGIS
3 6 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.43%) Drupal
4 5 (1.43%) WordPress
5 4 (1.15%) Apache
5 4 (1.15%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.86%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.86%) SAS
7 2 (0.57%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.29%) JBoss
8 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.29%) InVision
2 1 (0.29%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (1.72%) Magento
2 4 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.57%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 55 (15.76%) Azure
2 50 (14.33%) AWS
3 10 (2.87%) PaaS
3 10 (2.87%) SaaS
3 10 (2.87%) Serverless
4 8 (2.29%) GitHub
5 6 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (1.43%) Google Play
7 4 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.15%) npm
8 3 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.86%) Azure Functions
8 3 (0.86%) Data Lake Analytics
8 3 (0.86%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.57%) IaaS
9 2 (0.57%) Office 365
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.86%) Internet
2 2 (0.57%) SSH
3 1 (0.29%) Firewall
3 1 (0.29%) HTTP
3 1 (0.29%) PBX
3 1 (0.29%) SAN
3 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.74%) MySQL
3 23 (6.59%) Relational Database
4 20 (5.73%) Big Data
5 10 (2.87%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.29%) MariaDB
7 8 (2.29%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.01%) GIS
8 7 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.72%) OLAP
9 6 (1.72%) OLTP
9 6 (1.72%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (1.43%) DB2
10 5 (1.43%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.86%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 41 (11.75%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.72%) JIRA
2 13 (3.72%) Visual Studio
3 11 (3.15%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.15%) webpack
4 10 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.58%) Bitbucket
5 9 (2.58%) PHPUnit
5 9 (2.58%) TeamCity
6 7 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (1.72%) Ant
7 6 (1.72%) Apache Ivy
7 6 (1.72%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.43%) Subversion
9 4 (1.15%) Xcode
10 3 (0.86%) JUnit
10 3 (0.86%) Maven
10 3 (0.86%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.86%) RubyMine
11 2 (0.57%) Jasmine
General
1 71 (20.34%) Finance
2 28 (8.02%) Banking
3 16 (4.58%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.72%) Retail
5 8 (2.29%) Games
5 8 (2.29%) Legal
6 5 (1.43%) Marketing
7 4 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (38.11%) .NET
2 112 (32.09%) React
3 95 (27.22%) CSS
4 93 (26.65%) HTML
5 80 (22.92%) AngularJS
6 59 (16.91%) Node.js
7 42 (12.03%) HTML5
8 40 (11.46%) ASP.NET
9 33 (9.46%) REST
10 29 (8.31%) Web Services
11 28 (8.02%) RESTful
11 28 (8.02%) Spring
12 24 (6.88%) .NET Core
12 24 (6.88%) Laravel
13 20 (5.73%) CSS3
14 18 (5.16%) jQuery
15 16 (4.58%) Spring Boot
16 15 (4.30%) .NET Framework
17 14 (4.01%) ASP.NET MVC
17 14 (4.01%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.88%) Mobile App
2 28 (8.02%) User Experience
3 9 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.01%) Cloud Native
4 7 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.72%) NHS
5 6 (1.72%) Public Cloud
6 3 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.57%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (0.57%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.29%) Animation
8 1 (0.29%) Blog
8 1 (0.29%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.29%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.29%) DataPower
8 1 (0.29%) FMCG
8 1 (0.29%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.29%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.29%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.30%) Linux
2 11 (3.15%) Android
2 11 (3.15%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.29%) Windows
4 5 (1.43%) Unix
5 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (33.52%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (15.47%) DevOps
3 47 (13.47%) Test Automation
4 41 (11.75%) MVC
5 40 (11.46%) Software Engineering
6 39 (11.17%) Front End Development
7 38 (10.89%) Microservices
8 36 (10.32%) Unit Testing
9 35 (10.03%) Computer Science
10 32 (9.17%) Web Development
11 30 (8.60%) TDD
12 29 (8.31%) SDLC
13 27 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (7.74%) Scrum
14 26 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (6.88%) Analytics
16 23 (6.59%) OO
17 18 (5.16%) Fintech
18 17 (4.87%) Machine Learning
19 16 (4.58%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 174 (49.86%) JavaScript
2 122 (34.96%) C#
2 122 (34.96%) SQL
3 91 (26.07%) Java
4 51 (14.61%) Python
5 37 (10.60%) PHP
6 24 (6.88%) TypeScript
7 14 (4.01%) T-SQL
7 14 (4.01%) VB.NET
8 13 (3.72%) ES6
9 12 (3.44%) Java 8
9 12 (3.44%) Ruby
10 10 (2.87%) Objective-C
11 9 (2.58%) Apple Swift
12 8 (2.29%) Kotlin
12 8 (2.29%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.72%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.43%) Scala
15 4 (1.15%) C
15 4 (1.15%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 42 (12.03%) Degree
2 28 (8.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.15%) HND
4 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.30%) QA
System Software
1 21 (6.02%) Docker
2 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (4.30%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.57%) Kibana
3 1 (0.29%) Ansible
3 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (12.32%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.44%) Oracle
3 8 (2.29%) Xamarin
4 7 (2.01%) Google
5 6 (1.72%) Micro Focus
6 5 (1.43%) Adobe
7 4 (1.15%) Capita
7 4 (1.15%) ESRI
8 3 (0.86%) Databricks
8 3 (0.86%) Splunk
9 2 (0.57%) Perforce
10 1 (0.29%) Apple
10 1 (0.29%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.29%) CA
10 1 (0.29%) Coverity
10 1 (0.29%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.29%) IBM
10 1 (0.29%) NetApp
10 1 (0.29%) Teradata
10 1 (0.29%) VMware