Period
to 25 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 34 77
Rank change year-on-year -15 +43 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 109 121 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.12% 5.55% 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.30% 5.78% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 82 83 49
Edinburgh median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% +4.29%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,250 £35,500
90th Percentile £67,875 £58,750 £55,000
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +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 2,537 2,092 2,633
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 95.88% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,653 1,377 1,714
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,100 £28,750 £27,575
90th Percentile £66,250 £68,750 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 63 (57.80%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (55.05%) Java
3 39 (35.78%) JavaScript
4 35 (32.11%) .NET
5 33 (30.28%) C#
6 32 (29.36%) Spring
7 30 (27.52%) MVC
8 26 (23.85%) React
9 24 (22.02%) Mentoring
10 23 (21.10%) HTML
10 23 (21.10%) ASP.NET
11 22 (20.18%) Finance
11 22 (20.18%) AngularJS
12 21 (19.27%) JBoss
13 20 (18.35%) Software Engineering
13 20 (18.35%) TDD
14 19 (17.43%) Degree
15 18 (16.51%) OO
16 17 (15.60%) Web Services
16 17 (15.60%) SQL
16 17 (15.60%) Hibernate
17 16 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (14.68%) Scrum
17 16 (14.68%) CSS
17 16 (14.68%) SDLC
18 15 (13.76%) RESTful
19 14 (12.84%) Git (software)
20 11 (10.09%) Advertising
20 11 (10.09%) Web Development
20 11 (10.09%) Node.js

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 21 (19.27%) JBoss
2 6 (5.50%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.75%) Apache
3 3 (2.75%) Confluence
4 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.92%) CMS
5 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.92%) SAS
5 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Magento
2 1 (0.92%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.75%) IaaS
3 3 (2.75%) SaaS
3 3 (2.75%) Slack
4 1 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.59%) SSH
1 5 (4.59%) SSL
2 1 (0.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.09%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.34%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.59%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (12.84%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.50%) MSTest
3 5 (4.59%) GitLab
4 4 (3.67%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.67%) Maven
4 4 (3.67%) NUnit
5 3 (2.75%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.75%) JIRA
5 3 (2.75%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.83%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.83%) Subversion
7 1 (0.92%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.92%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.92%) Gradle
7 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (20.18%) Finance
2 11 (10.09%) Advertising
3 9 (8.26%) Banking
4 7 (6.42%) Retail
5 4 (3.67%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.75%) Marketing
7 2 (1.83%) Electronics
7 2 (1.83%) Games
7 2 (1.83%) Local Government
7 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (32.11%) .NET
2 32 (29.36%) Spring
3 26 (23.85%) React
4 23 (21.10%) ASP.NET
4 23 (21.10%) HTML
5 22 (20.18%) AngularJS
6 17 (15.60%) Hibernate
6 17 (15.60%) Web Services
7 16 (14.68%) CSS
8 15 (13.76%) RESTful
9 11 (10.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (10.09%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (10.09%) Node.js
10 10 (9.17%) HTML5
11 9 (8.26%) Drools
11 9 (8.26%) SOAP
12 8 (7.34%) Java EE
12 8 (7.34%) REST
12 8 (7.34%) XML
13 7 (6.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.42%) Fintech
2 7 (6.42%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (6.42%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.92%) NHS
4 1 (0.92%) User Experience
4 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.26%) Windows
2 6 (5.50%) Unix
3 4 (3.67%) Linux
4 3 (2.75%) Android
4 3 (2.75%) Solaris
5 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (57.80%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (27.52%) MVC
3 24 (22.02%) Mentoring
4 20 (18.35%) Software Engineering
4 20 (18.35%) TDD
5 18 (16.51%) OO
6 16 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (14.68%) Scrum
6 16 (14.68%) SDLC
7 11 (10.09%) Web Development
8 10 (9.17%) Microservices
8 10 (9.17%) Unit Testing
9 9 (8.26%) SOA
9 9 (8.26%) Workflow
10 8 (7.34%) Open Source
11 7 (6.42%) Front End Development
11 7 (6.42%) OOP
12 5 (4.59%) Coaching
12 5 (4.59%) Mobile Development
13 4 (3.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 60 (55.05%) Java
2 39 (35.78%) JavaScript
3 33 (30.28%) C#
4 17 (15.60%) SQL
5 10 (9.17%) PHP
6 7 (6.42%) Python
7 6 (5.50%) Ruby
7 6 (5.50%) TypeScript
8 4 (3.67%) Scala
9 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.75%) Perl
10 2 (1.83%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.83%) F#
11 1 (0.92%) C++
11 1 (0.92%) GraphQL
11 1 (0.92%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (17.43%) Degree
2 3 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.75%) Docker
2 1 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.92%) Rancher
Vendors
1 7 (6.42%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.59%) Xamarin
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle
3 2 (1.83%) SAP
4 1 (0.92%) Apple
4 1 (0.92%) Capita
4 1 (0.92%) Google
4 1 (0.92%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (0.92%) PayPal