Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Senior Developer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 39 82
Rank change year-on-year -11 +43 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 129 118 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.75% 5.10% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.94% 5.35% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 87 82 61
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £36,550 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £58,300 £58,750 £53,750
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 2611 2205 2904
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 95.25% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1591 1449 1858
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 £28,200 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,850 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Edinburgh

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Senior Developer in Edinburgh

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Senior Developer 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 83 (64.34%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (51.16%) .NET
3 65 (50.39%) C#
4 48 (37.21%) Java
5 44 (34.11%) JavaScript
6 43 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 39 (30.23%) MVC
8 38 (29.46%) ASP.NET
9 34 (26.36%) SQL
10 33 (25.58%) HTML
11 29 (22.48%) CSS
12 26 (20.16%) Software Engineering
13 23 (17.83%) Finance
14 22 (17.05%) SQL Server
14 22 (17.05%) Mentoring
15 21 (16.28%) Microsoft
15 21 (16.28%) Spring
16 20 (15.50%) Relational Database
17 19 (14.73%) OO
17 19 (14.73%) ASP.NET MVC
17 19 (14.73%) Microsoft Azure
18 18 (13.95%) RESTful
18 18 (13.95%) React
19 15 (11.63%) jQuery
19 15 (11.63%) Web Services
19 15 (11.63%) TDD
20 14 (10.85%) CMS
20 14 (10.85%) PHP
20 14 (10.85%) .NET Framework
20 14 (10.85%) Twitter Bootstrap

Senior 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 (10.85%) CMS
2 10 (7.75%) Umbraco
3 9 (6.98%) JBoss
4 6 (4.65%) Apache
4 6 (4.65%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.10%) EPiServer
5 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.33%) Confluence
7 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (2.33%) InDesign
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.78%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.33%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.33%) Slack
4 2 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.55%) IaaS
4 2 (1.55%) SaaS
5 1 (0.78%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.20%) SSL
2 5 (3.88%) SSH
3 3 (2.33%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.78%) Internet
4 1 (0.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.50%) Relational Database
3 13 (10.08%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.65%) MySQL
4 6 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.55%) Spatial Data
7 1 (0.78%) Big Data
7 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.78%) Redis
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (10.08%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.75%) Visual Studio
3 9 (6.98%) Subversion
4 7 (5.43%) Maven
5 6 (4.65%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.88%) GitLab
7 3 (2.33%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (2.33%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.33%) JIRA
7 3 (2.33%) NetBeans
7 3 (2.33%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.55%) Android Studio
8 2 (1.55%) Ant
8 2 (1.55%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.55%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.55%) Gradle
8 2 (1.55%) HttpUnit
8 2 (1.55%) JMeter
8 2 (1.55%) JUnit
9 1 (0.78%) Grunt
General
1 23 (17.83%) Finance
2 13 (10.08%) Banking
3 4 (3.10%) Advertising
3 4 (3.10%) Marketing
4 3 (2.33%) Automotive
5 2 (1.55%) Electronics
5 2 (1.55%) Games
5 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.55%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (51.16%) .NET
2 43 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 38 (29.46%) ASP.NET
4 33 (25.58%) HTML
5 29 (22.48%) CSS
6 21 (16.28%) Spring
7 19 (14.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (13.95%) React
8 18 (13.95%) RESTful
9 15 (11.63%) jQuery
9 15 (11.63%) Web Services
10 14 (10.85%) .NET Framework
10 14 (10.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (9.30%) HTML5
12 10 (7.75%) Ajax
12 10 (7.75%) CSS3
12 10 (7.75%) Entity Framework
13 9 (6.98%) XML
14 8 (6.20%) Ruby on Rails
14 8 (6.20%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.85%) Mobile App
2 10 (7.75%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (5.43%) Fintech
4 6 (4.65%) User Experience
5 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.55%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.78%) NHS
8 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.53%) Linux
1 11 (8.53%) Windows
2 10 (7.75%) Android
3 8 (6.20%) Unix
4 6 (4.65%) Solaris
5 3 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (64.34%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.23%) MVC
3 26 (20.16%) Software Engineering
4 22 (17.05%) Mentoring
5 19 (14.73%) OO
6 15 (11.63%) TDD
7 14 (10.85%) SDLC
8 13 (10.08%) Web Development
9 11 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (6.98%) Test Automation
11 8 (6.20%) Open Source
11 8 (6.20%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (5.43%) Front End Development
12 7 (5.43%) Innovative Thinking
12 7 (5.43%) Microservices
12 7 (5.43%) Mobile Development
12 7 (5.43%) Web Application Development
13 6 (4.65%) Android Development
13 6 (4.65%) Coaching
14 5 (3.88%) Creative Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 65 (50.39%) C#
2 48 (37.21%) Java
3 44 (34.11%) JavaScript
4 34 (26.36%) SQL
5 14 (10.85%) PHP
6 11 (8.53%) Python
7 10 (7.75%) Ruby
8 6 (4.65%) Scala
8 6 (4.65%) TypeScript
9 5 (3.88%) Perl
10 4 (3.10%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.10%) C++
11 3 (2.33%) Apple Swift
11 3 (2.33%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.33%) VB
12 2 (1.55%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.78%) C
13 1 (0.78%) Lisp
13 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (7.75%) Degree
2 2 (1.55%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.33%) Docker
1 3 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.55%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.78%) Rancher
Vendors
1 21 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.53%) Xamarin
3 6 (4.65%) Oracle
4 3 (2.33%) Adobe
5 2 (1.55%) Alterian
5 2 (1.55%) SAP
6 1 (0.78%) Apple
6 1 (0.78%) Capita
6 1 (0.78%) Cognos
6 1 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.78%) PayPal
6 1 (0.78%) Progress
6 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.78%) Tableau