Period
to 15 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 44 40
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 104 130 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.11% 5.17% 4.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.34% 5.39% 5.04%
Number of salaries quoted 74 89 69
Edinburgh median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +0.56%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £64,250 £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 2,394 2,410 2,382
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 95.90% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,531 1,468 1,498
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £69,475
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 45 (43.27%) Java
1 45 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (41.35%) JavaScript
3 42 (40.38%) C#
4 33 (31.73%) AngularJS
5 29 (27.88%) Finance
5 29 (27.88%) .NET
6 27 (25.96%) Spring
7 26 (25.00%) TDD
8 25 (24.04%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (24.04%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (23.08%) Fintech
9 24 (23.08%) CSS
10 22 (21.15%) HTML
11 21 (20.19%) SQL Server
12 20 (19.23%) OO
12 20 (19.23%) Scrum
13 19 (18.27%) Visual Studio
13 19 (18.27%) SQL
13 19 (18.27%) Mentoring
13 19 (18.27%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (18.27%) Decision-Making
14 18 (17.31%) Microsoft
14 18 (17.31%) Software Engineering
15 17 (16.35%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (13.46%) ASP.NET
17 13 (12.50%) Web Services
17 13 (12.50%) RESTful
18 12 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
18 12 (11.54%) Front End Development

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 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.85%) JBoss
3 3 (2.88%) IIS
4 2 (1.92%) Confluence
4 2 (1.92%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.92%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.96%) CMS
5 1 (0.96%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.96%) SAS
5 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 7 (6.73%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.92%) npm
3 1 (0.96%) SaaS
3 1 (0.96%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.62%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.77%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.92%) MySQL
6 2 (1.92%) Redis
7 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.96%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.96%) Power BI
7 1 (0.96%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.96%) QlikView
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (18.27%) Team Foundation Server
1 19 (18.27%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.65%) Git (software)
3 8 (7.69%) Selenium
3 8 (7.69%) SpecFlow
3 8 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (4.81%) Maven
5 3 (2.88%) Gradle
5 3 (2.88%) Grunt
5 3 (2.88%) gulp
6 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.92%) JIRA
7 1 (0.96%) GitLab
7 1 (0.96%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.96%) JUnit
7 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.96%) webpack
General
1 29 (27.88%) Finance
2 6 (5.77%) Banking
3 4 (3.85%) Electronics
3 4 (3.85%) Law
3 4 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.85%) Marketing
3 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.88%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (31.73%) AngularJS
2 29 (27.88%) .NET
3 27 (25.96%) Spring
4 24 (23.08%) CSS
5 22 (21.15%) HTML
6 14 (13.46%) ASP.NET
7 13 (12.50%) RESTful
7 13 (12.50%) Web Services
8 12 (11.54%) Hibernate
9 11 (10.58%) Java EE
9 11 (10.58%) React
10 10 (9.62%) SOAP
11 9 (8.65%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (8.65%) REST
11 9 (8.65%) Spring Boot
12 7 (6.73%) .NET Framework
12 7 (6.73%) J2EE
12 7 (6.73%) OAuth
13 6 (5.77%) HTML5
13 6 (5.77%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.08%) Fintech
2 17 (16.35%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (7.69%) Smartphone
4 5 (4.81%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.92%) User Experience
7 1 (0.96%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.96%) Blog
7 1 (0.96%) FMCG
7 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.69%) Unix
2 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.92%) Android
3 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.92%) Windows
4 1 (0.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (25.00%) TDD
3 25 (24.04%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (24.04%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (19.23%) OO
4 20 (19.23%) Scrum
5 19 (18.27%) Decision-Making
5 19 (18.27%) Mentoring
6 18 (17.31%) Software Engineering
7 12 (11.54%) Front End Development
7 12 (11.54%) MVC
8 11 (10.58%) DevOps
9 10 (9.62%) Microservices
9 10 (9.62%) SDLC
9 10 (9.62%) SOA
10 8 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 8 (7.69%) Release Management
10 8 (7.69%) Web Development
11 7 (6.73%) Case Management
11 7 (6.73%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 45 (43.27%) Java
2 43 (41.35%) JavaScript
3 42 (40.38%) C#
4 19 (18.27%) SQL
5 10 (9.62%) Python
6 8 (7.69%) PowerShell
7 7 (6.73%) Kotlin
8 6 (5.77%) PHP
9 3 (2.88%) Java 8
9 3 (2.88%) Java 9
9 3 (2.88%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.92%) C++
10 2 (1.92%) Ruby
11 1 (0.96%) ES6
11 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (3.85%) Degree
1 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.73%) Mashery
2 7 (6.73%) TIBCO
3 5 (4.81%) SAP
4 2 (1.92%) Google
4 2 (1.92%) IBM
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle
5 1 (0.96%) Twitter