Period
to 22 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 41 59
Rank change year-on-year -32 +18 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 80 120 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.06% 5.46% 3.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.19% 5.73% 4.02%
Number of salaries quoted 62 79 55
Edinburgh median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,750
90th Percentile £69,800 £57,500 £55,000
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +0.00%

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 2,508 2,093 2,388
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 95.18% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,668 1,356 1,544
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £67,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%

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 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 47 (58.75%) Java
2 43 (53.75%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (42.50%) JavaScript
4 30 (37.50%) Spring
5 23 (28.75%) C#
5 23 (28.75%) MVC
6 21 (26.25%) Hibernate
6 21 (26.25%) .NET
7 19 (23.75%) TDD
8 18 (22.50%) Scrum
8 18 (22.50%) HTML
9 16 (20.00%) SQL
9 16 (20.00%) AngularJS
9 16 (20.00%) SDLC
10 15 (18.75%) Degree
11 14 (17.50%) JBoss
11 14 (17.50%) React
11 14 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (16.25%) Fintech
12 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET
12 13 (16.25%) CSS
12 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (15.00%) Workflow
14 11 (13.75%) Finance
14 11 (13.75%) OO
14 11 (13.75%) SOA
14 11 (13.75%) Drools
14 11 (13.75%) Mentoring
14 11 (13.75%) Relational Database
15 10 (12.50%) Unit Testing

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 (17.50%) JBoss
2 1 (1.25%) CMS
2 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.25%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.25%) SAS
2 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.25%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Magento
2 1 (1.25%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.50%) SaaS
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.75%) Relational Database
2 8 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.25%) Power BI
5 1 (1.25%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (1.25%) QlikView
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.50%) MSTest
3 4 (5.00%) Maven
3 4 (5.00%) NUnit
4 2 (2.50%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.50%) Gradle
4 2 (2.50%) Subversion
5 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (13.75%) Finance
2 9 (11.25%) Banking
3 8 (10.00%) Advertising
4 7 (8.75%) Retail
5 4 (5.00%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.50%) Local Government
7 1 (1.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (37.50%) Spring
2 21 (26.25%) .NET
2 21 (26.25%) Hibernate
3 18 (22.50%) HTML
4 16 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 14 (17.50%) React
6 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET
6 13 (16.25%) CSS
7 11 (13.75%) Drools
8 10 (12.50%) Java EE
9 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (10.00%) SOAP
10 8 (10.00%) Web Services
11 7 (8.75%) HTML5
11 7 (8.75%) REST
11 7 (8.75%) XML
11 7 (8.75%) XSLT
12 6 (7.50%) Node.js
12 6 (7.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Fintech
2 7 (8.75%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.75%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.50%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.50%) User Experience
6 1 (1.25%) Blog
6 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.25%) Android
1 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (53.75%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.75%) MVC
3 19 (23.75%) TDD
4 18 (22.50%) Scrum
5 16 (20.00%) SDLC
6 14 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (15.00%) Workflow
9 11 (13.75%) Mentoring
9 11 (13.75%) OO
9 11 (13.75%) SOA
10 10 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 10 (12.50%) Unit Testing
11 7 (8.75%) Microservices
11 7 (8.75%) OOP
11 7 (8.75%) Open Source
12 6 (7.50%) Web Development
13 5 (6.25%) Front End Development
14 4 (5.00%) DevOps
15 3 (3.75%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 47 (58.75%) Java
2 34 (42.50%) JavaScript
3 23 (28.75%) C#
4 16 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (5.00%) PHP
6 3 (3.75%) Ruby
6 3 (3.75%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.50%) F#
7 2 (2.50%) Java 8
7 2 (2.50%) Java 9
7 2 (2.50%) Python
8 1 (1.25%) C++
8 1 (1.25%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Degree
2 3 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.50%) Google
3 1 (1.25%) IBM
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle
3 1 (1.25%) SAP
3 1 (1.25%) Twitter
3 1 (1.25%) Xamarin