Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 49 42
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 149 130 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.86% 4.80% 5.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.21% 4.99% 5.21%
Number of salaries quoted 111 86 81
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,375 £58,750
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 2,400 2,607 2,228
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 96.34% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,471 1,583 1,445
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £68,750
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 75 (50.34%) C#
2 62 (41.61%) Java
2 62 (41.61%) .NET
3 61 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (38.93%) JavaScript
5 46 (30.87%) Finance
6 41 (27.52%) OO
7 39 (26.17%) AngularJS
8 37 (24.83%) SQL Server
9 35 (23.49%) Mentoring
10 34 (22.82%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (22.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 33 (22.15%) Visual Studio
11 33 (22.15%) CSS
11 33 (22.15%) Microsoft
11 33 (22.15%) Spring
12 32 (21.48%) Software Engineering
12 32 (21.48%) SQL
12 32 (21.48%) HTML
12 32 (21.48%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (21.48%) Fintech
13 27 (18.12%) Decision-Making
14 23 (15.44%) Unit Testing
14 23 (15.44%) Python
14 23 (15.44%) TDD
15 22 (14.77%) Web Services
16 21 (14.09%) ASP.NET
16 21 (14.09%) Scrum
17 20 (13.42%) .NET Framework
17 20 (13.42%) DevOps

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 8 (5.37%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.68%) IIS
3 2 (1.34%) Confluence
3 2 (1.34%) JBoss
3 2 (1.34%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 7 (4.70%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.34%) GitHub
3 2 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.34%) npm
4 1 (0.67%) SaaS
4 1 (0.67%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (24.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.71%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.03%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.68%) MySQL
5 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.34%) Redis
7 1 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.67%) Power BI
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (22.15%) Team Foundation Server
1 33 (22.15%) Visual Studio
2 18 (12.08%) Visual Studio Team System
3 17 (11.41%) Selenium
3 17 (11.41%) SpecFlow
4 16 (10.74%) Git (software)
5 13 (8.72%) Hudson
6 9 (6.04%) JUnit
7 8 (5.37%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.36%) JIRA
9 3 (2.01%) Grunt
9 3 (2.01%) gulp
9 3 (2.01%) Maven
9 3 (2.01%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.34%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.34%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.67%) GitLab
11 1 (0.67%) Gradle
11 1 (0.67%) MSTest
11 1 (0.67%) webpack
General
1 46 (30.87%) Finance
2 5 (3.36%) Marketing
3 4 (2.68%) Electronics
3 4 (2.68%) Law
3 4 (2.68%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.01%) Advertising
4 3 (2.01%) Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (41.61%) .NET
2 39 (26.17%) AngularJS
3 33 (22.15%) CSS
3 33 (22.15%) Spring
4 32 (21.48%) HTML
5 22 (14.77%) Web Services
6 21 (14.09%) ASP.NET
7 20 (13.42%) .NET Framework
8 19 (12.75%) RESTful
9 18 (12.08%) Hibernate
10 17 (11.41%) Java EE
11 16 (10.74%) Entity Framework
12 14 (9.40%) SOAP
13 13 (8.72%) Spring Boot
14 10 (6.71%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (6.71%) jQuery
14 10 (6.71%) React
15 7 (4.70%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (4.70%) J2EE
15 7 (4.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 32 (21.48%) Fintech
2 19 (12.75%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (4.70%) Smartphone
4 6 (4.03%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.01%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.34%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.34%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.67%) FMCG
9 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.41%) Unix
2 4 (2.68%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.34%) Windows
4 1 (0.67%) Android
4 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (27.52%) OO
3 35 (23.49%) Mentoring
4 34 (22.82%) Problem-Solving
5 32 (21.48%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (21.48%) Software Engineering
6 27 (18.12%) Decision-Making
7 23 (15.44%) TDD
7 23 (15.44%) Unit Testing
8 21 (14.09%) Scrum
9 20 (13.42%) DevOps
10 19 (12.75%) Microservices
10 19 (12.75%) MVC
11 18 (12.08%) Release Management
12 17 (11.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 15 (10.07%) OOD
14 14 (9.40%) SOA
15 13 (8.72%) Front End Development
16 12 (8.05%) SDLC
16 12 (8.05%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 75 (50.34%) C#
2 62 (41.61%) Java
3 58 (38.93%) JavaScript
4 32 (21.48%) SQL
5 23 (15.44%) Python
6 17 (11.41%) PowerShell
7 9 (6.04%) Java 8
8 7 (4.70%) PL/SQL
9 6 (4.03%) Kotlin
9 6 (4.03%) PHP
10 3 (2.01%) C++
10 3 (2.01%) Java 9
11 2 (1.34%) F#
11 2 (1.34%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.67%) ES6
12 1 (0.67%) Ruby
12 1 (0.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (5.37%) Degree
2 3 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.34%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) GDPR
1 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.34%) Ansible
1 2 (1.34%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (22.15%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.71%) Oracle
3 7 (4.70%) Mashery
3 7 (4.70%) TIBCO
4 5 (3.36%) SAP
5 2 (1.34%) Google
5 2 (1.34%) New Relic
6 1 (0.67%) IBM
6 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com