The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 50 43
Rank change year-on-year +14 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 57 47 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.10% 3.50% 4.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.35% 3.76% 4.70%
Number of salaries quoted 33 32 41
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1066 1251 1298
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.35% 93.29% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 690 837 787
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £63,600
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 27 March 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 63 (52.07%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (42.98%) C#
3 48 (39.67%) Java
4 46 (38.02%) JavaScript
5 43 (35.54%) .NET
6 40 (33.06%) HTML
7 37 (30.58%) AngularJS
8 35 (28.93%) Finance
9 32 (26.45%) MVC
10 31 (25.62%) CSS
11 30 (24.79%) Software Engineering
12 29 (23.97%) SQL
13 24 (19.83%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (18.18%) OO
15 20 (16.53%) ASP.NET
16 19 (15.70%) Scrum
16 19 (15.70%) Git (software)
17 17 (14.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 17 (14.05%) Spring
18 16 (13.22%) ASP.NET MVC
18 16 (13.22%) HTML5
19 15 (12.40%) Computer Science
19 15 (12.40%) User Experience
19 15 (12.40%) PHP
20 14 (11.57%) ASP.NET Web API
21 13 (10.74%) Android Development
21 13 (10.74%) Responsive Web Design
21 13 (10.74%) Functional Testing
21 13 (10.74%) gulp
21 13 (10.74%) Time Management

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 (6.61%) CMS
2 7 (5.79%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.13%) Apache
4 3 (2.48%) JBoss
5 2 (1.65%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.65%) SAS
5 2 (1.65%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.83%) Drupal
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.83%) SilverStripe
6 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.79%) MySQL
3 5 (4.13%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.13%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.31%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.83%) Big Data
6 1 (0.83%) DataStage
6 1 (0.83%) GIS
6 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.83%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.83%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 19 (15.70%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.74%) gulp
3 12 (9.92%) Bower
3 12 (9.92%) Grunt
4 8 (6.61%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.61%) Maven
5 6 (4.96%) Android Studio
5 6 (4.96%) Subversion
5 6 (4.96%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.13%) Eclipse
6 5 (4.13%) Genymotion
7 3 (2.48%) Ant
7 3 (2.48%) Artifactory
7 3 (2.48%) JIRA
7 3 (2.48%) PowerBuilder
7 3 (2.48%) Selenium
8 2 (1.65%) Appium
8 2 (1.65%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.65%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.65%) Xcode
General
1 35 (28.93%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Automotive
3 7 (5.79%) Games
4 3 (2.48%) Retail
5 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.65%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (35.54%) .NET
2 40 (33.06%) HTML
3 37 (30.58%) AngularJS
4 31 (25.62%) CSS
5 20 (16.53%) ASP.NET
6 17 (14.05%) Spring
6 17 (14.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 16 (13.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (13.22%) HTML5
8 14 (11.57%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (10.74%) Ajax
9 13 (10.74%) Backbone.js
10 12 (9.92%) Ember.js
10 12 (9.92%) Sass
11 11 (9.09%) .NET Framework
11 11 (9.09%) Entity Framework
11 11 (9.09%) LESS
12 10 (8.26%) Hibernate
13 9 (7.44%) J2EE
14 8 (6.61%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.40%) Computer Science
1 15 (12.40%) User Experience
2 9 (7.44%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (7.44%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.31%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.65%) FMCG
5 1 (0.83%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.74%) Android
2 8 (6.61%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.79%) Linux
4 4 (3.31%) Windows
5 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.83%) Solaris
5 1 (0.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (52.07%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (26.45%) MVC
3 30 (24.79%) Software Engineering
4 24 (19.83%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (18.18%) OO
6 19 (15.70%) Scrum
7 13 (10.74%) Android Development
7 13 (10.74%) Functional Testing
7 13 (10.74%) Responsive Web Design
7 13 (10.74%) Time Management
7 13 (10.74%) Web Design
8 11 (9.09%) Web Accessibility
9 10 (8.26%) Infrastructure Management
9 10 (8.26%) Mentoring
10 9 (7.44%) Automation Testing
10 9 (7.44%) ERP
10 9 (7.44%) Web Development
11 8 (6.61%) iOS Development
11 8 (6.61%) TDD
12 6 (4.96%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 52 (42.98%) C#
2 48 (39.67%) Java
3 46 (38.02%) JavaScript
4 29 (23.97%) SQL
5 15 (12.40%) PHP
6 9 (7.44%) Ruby
7 8 (6.61%) Python
8 7 (5.79%) Perl
8 7 (5.79%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.31%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.31%) GraphQL
10 3 (2.48%) C++
11 2 (1.65%) C
11 2 (1.65%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.83%) Scala
12 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (8.26%) Degree
2 2 (1.65%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 13 (10.74%) Oracle
2 4 (3.31%) Alterian
2 4 (3.31%) Google
2 4 (3.31%) Intel
3 3 (2.48%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.65%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.65%) Zend
5 1 (0.83%) Adobe
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