Period
to 18 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 November 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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 513 585 678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 23.73% 23.17% 25.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.09% 24.53% 26.09%
Number of salaries quoted 296 398 519
Edinburgh median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £30,943
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,000 £57,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% +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 2,045 2,385 2,599
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 94.46% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,140 1,462 1,581
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £65,000
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 18 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Developer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 199 (38.79%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (35.87%) SQL
3 179 (34.89%) JavaScript
4 155 (30.21%) .NET
5 142 (27.68%) Java
6 128 (24.95%) C#
7 115 (22.42%) HTML
8 108 (21.05%) CSS
8 108 (21.05%) Finance
9 95 (18.52%) Python
10 90 (17.54%) AngularJS
11 86 (16.76%) SQL Server
12 76 (14.81%) Azure
13 74 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
14 72 (14.04%) React
15 71 (13.84%) Software Engineering
16 69 (13.45%) Node.js
17 65 (12.67%) DevOps
18 60 (11.70%) SDLC
19 53 (10.33%) Microservices
19 53 (10.33%) Spring
20 52 (10.14%) Microsoft
21 51 (9.94%) ASP.NET
21 51 (9.94%) Fintech
22 50 (9.75%) Linux
22 50 (9.75%) REST
23 49 (9.55%) MVC
24 48 (9.36%) AWS
25 47 (9.16%) PHP
26 46 (8.97%) Degree

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 18 (3.51%) Apache
2 13 (2.53%) Apache Spark
3 11 (2.14%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.36%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.97%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.78%) WordPress
7 3 (0.58%) GlassFish
7 3 (0.58%) SAS
7 3 (0.58%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.39%) CMS
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.19%) concrete5
9 1 (0.19%) Confluence
9 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.19%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.19%) MODX
9 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.19%) InVision
2 1 (0.19%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 17 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.58%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.39%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 2 (0.39%) Magento
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.19%) SAP FI-AR
Cloud Services
1 76 (14.81%) Azure
2 48 (9.36%) AWS
3 11 (2.14%) Power Platform
3 11 (2.14%) SaaS
4 8 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (1.56%) npm
4 8 (1.56%) Serverless
5 5 (0.97%) GCP
6 4 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.58%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.58%) GitHub
8 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.39%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (0.39%) G Suite
8 2 (0.39%) Office 365
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon Cognito
9 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.19%) Datadog
9 1 (0.19%) Force.com
9 1 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.75%) Internet
2 8 (1.56%) Wireless
3 7 (1.36%) Broadband
4 5 (0.97%) 2G
4 5 (0.97%) 3G
4 5 (0.97%) 4G
4 5 (0.97%) 5G
4 5 (0.97%) OpenFlow
4 5 (0.97%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.19%) HTTP
5 1 (0.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (16.76%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.82%) Relational Database
3 34 (6.63%) PostgreSQL
4 33 (6.43%) Big Data
5 28 (5.46%) MongoDB
6 24 (4.68%) MySQL
7 21 (4.09%) NoSQL
8 16 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (3.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (2.53%) Oracle Database
11 12 (2.34%) RDBMS
12 11 (2.14%) Power BI
13 8 (1.56%) OLTP
14 7 (1.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 7 (1.36%) Hadoop
14 7 (1.36%) Parquet
15 6 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
15 6 (1.17%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 42 (8.19%) Git (software)
2 34 (6.63%) Visual Studio
3 29 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (3.70%) Ant
5 17 (3.31%) Apache Ivy
6 12 (2.34%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.14%) Selenium
8 9 (1.75%) Subversion
9 8 (1.56%) Maven
9 8 (1.56%) SoapUI
10 7 (1.36%) Grunt
10 7 (1.36%) gulp
10 7 (1.36%) JUnit
10 7 (1.36%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.17%) JIRA
12 5 (0.97%) Gradle
12 5 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.97%) webpack
13 4 (0.78%) Bower
13 4 (0.78%) SonarQube
General
1 108 (21.05%) Finance
2 22 (4.29%) Public Sector
3 21 (4.09%) Banking
4 10 (1.95%) Games
4 10 (1.95%) Marketing
5 9 (1.75%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.97%) Electronics
7 5 (0.97%) Legal
7 5 (0.97%) Retail
8 4 (0.78%) Automotive
9 2 (0.39%) Advertising
9 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (30.21%) .NET
2 115 (22.42%) HTML
3 108 (21.05%) CSS
4 90 (17.54%) AngularJS
5 72 (14.04%) React
6 69 (13.45%) Node.js
7 53 (10.33%) Spring
8 51 (9.94%) ASP.NET
9 50 (9.75%) REST
10 41 (7.99%) Web Services
11 35 (6.82%) Hibernate
12 31 (6.04%) HTML5
13 30 (5.85%) XML
14 26 (5.07%) jQuery
15 25 (4.87%) React Native
15 25 (4.87%) RESTful
16 24 (4.68%) SOAP
17 22 (4.29%) .NET Core
18 20 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
19 18 (3.51%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.02%) Mobile App
2 24 (4.68%) User Experience
3 19 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.17%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (0.97%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.78%) NHS
10 3 (0.58%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.58%) Social Media
11 2 (0.39%) Animation
11 2 (0.39%) CMDB
11 2 (0.39%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.39%) Media Streaming
11 2 (0.39%) Smart Energy
12 1 (0.19%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.19%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.75%) Linux
2 20 (3.90%) Android
3 16 (3.12%) Apple iOS
4 15 (2.92%) Unix
5 6 (1.17%) CentOS
6 5 (0.97%) Windows
7 1 (0.19%) Debian
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (38.79%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
3 71 (13.84%) Software Engineering
4 65 (12.67%) DevOps
5 60 (11.70%) SDLC
6 53 (10.33%) Microservices
7 51 (9.94%) Fintech
8 49 (9.55%) MVC
9 43 (8.38%) ETL
10 42 (8.19%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (7.99%) Mentoring
12 40 (7.80%) OO
12 40 (7.80%) Scrum
12 40 (7.80%) Test Automation
13 38 (7.41%) Computer Science
14 37 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
15 36 (7.02%) TDD
16 34 (6.63%) Front End Development
16 34 (6.63%) Unit Testing
17 27 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 184 (35.87%) SQL
2 179 (34.89%) JavaScript
3 142 (27.68%) Java
4 128 (24.95%) C#
5 95 (18.52%) Python
6 47 (9.16%) PHP
7 32 (6.24%) TypeScript
8 28 (5.46%) PL/SQL
9 25 (4.87%) Ruby
9 25 (4.87%) VB.NET
10 21 (4.09%) Java 8
11 20 (3.90%) T-SQL
12 19 (3.70%) PowerShell
13 18 (3.51%) C++
13 18 (3.51%) Kotlin
14 17 (3.31%) ES6
15 7 (1.36%) R
16 6 (1.17%) Apple Swift
16 6 (1.17%) Perl
17 3 (0.58%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 46 (8.97%) Degree
2 23 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.97%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.78%) HND
5 3 (0.58%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.87%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.19%) GDPR
2 1 (0.19%) PSD2
System Software
1 32 (6.24%) Docker
2 3 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) Firmware
3 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.19%) Consul
3 1 (0.19%) Rancher
3 1 (0.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 52 (10.14%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.65%) Oracle
3 17 (3.31%) Micro Focus
4 16 (3.12%) Xamarin
5 13 (2.53%) Informatica
5 13 (2.53%) ServiceNow
6 10 (1.95%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.75%) Tableau
8 6 (1.17%) Cognos
9 4 (0.78%) Adobe
10 3 (0.58%) SAP
10 3 (0.58%) Teradata
10 3 (0.58%) VMware
11 2 (0.39%) Ab Initio
11 2 (0.39%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.39%) Google
11 2 (0.39%) Hyperion
11 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.39%) Splunk
12 1 (0.19%) Facebook