Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £45,415 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Programmer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 116 145
Rank change year-on-year -29 +29 -67
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 9 19 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.81% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.85% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 8
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,415 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.54% +8.11% -7.50%
10th Percentile £40,249 £37,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £48,500 £52,100 £47,623
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.90%

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 2615 2226 2888
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 95.29% 95.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1595 1460 1848
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,800 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in Edinburgh

Programmer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Programmer in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Programmer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
1 8 (88.89%) Visual Studio
1 8 (88.89%) Unix
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Python
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
1 8 (88.89%) C#
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
1 8 (88.89%) Scrum
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
1 8 (88.89%) WCF
1 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (88.89%) PowerShell
1 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (88.89%) SpecFlow
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 5 (55.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) SAS
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) SAS EBI
3 1 (11.11%) SAS Macro
3 1 (11.11%) Base SAS

Programmer 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 1 (11.11%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Base SAS
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (11.11%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
1 8 (88.89%) SpecFlow
1 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (88.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Unix
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (88.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
1 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Data Management
2 1 (11.11%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
1 8 (88.89%) PowerShell
1 8 (88.89%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) SAS Macro
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft