Period
to 16 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 55 39
Rank change year-on-year +15 -16 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 126 112 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.23% 4.30% 5.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.51% 4.48% 5.82%
Number of salaries quoted 99 76 88
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,500 £48,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +11.76%
10th Percentile £42,050 £36,250 £34,250
90th Percentile £63,000 £63,125 £58,750
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year - +9.29% +1.67%

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 2,286 2,501 2,095
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 96.01% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,438 1,575 1,409
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +0.56%
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +1.16% +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 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 76 (60.32%) C#
2 66 (52.38%) .NET
3 52 (41.27%) JavaScript
4 46 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (35.71%) Java
6 40 (31.75%) Finance
7 38 (30.16%) SQL Server
8 37 (29.37%) HTML
8 37 (29.37%) Mentoring
9 34 (26.98%) Microsoft
10 32 (25.40%) OO
10 32 (25.40%) AngularJS
11 31 (24.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 31 (24.60%) Visual Studio
12 30 (23.81%) CSS
12 30 (23.81%) Software Engineering
12 30 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (23.02%) Python
13 29 (23.02%) DevOps
14 28 (22.22%) SQL
15 25 (19.84%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (18.25%) Unit Testing
17 22 (17.46%) Release Management
17 22 (17.46%) Visual Studio Team System
17 22 (17.46%) PowerShell
17 22 (17.46%) SpecFlow
17 22 (17.46%) Fintech
17 22 (17.46%) Unix
17 22 (17.46%) Spring
17 22 (17.46%) Selenium

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 3 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.59%) Confluence
2 2 (1.59%) Drupal
2 2 (1.59%) IIS
2 2 (1.59%) SilverStripe
2 2 (1.59%) Sitefinity
3 1 (0.79%) JBoss
3 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.79%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.59%) Magento
3 1 (0.79%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.59%) GitHub
4 1 (0.79%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (30.16%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.97%) MySQL
2 5 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (3.97%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.38%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.59%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.79%) Essbase
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (24.60%) Team Foundation Server
1 31 (24.60%) Visual Studio
2 22 (17.46%) Selenium
2 22 (17.46%) SpecFlow
2 22 (17.46%) Visual Studio Team System
3 15 (11.90%) Git (software)
3 15 (11.90%) Hudson
4 10 (7.94%) JUnit
4 10 (7.94%) SoapUI
5 7 (5.56%) JIRA
6 2 (1.59%) Grunt
6 2 (1.59%) gulp
6 2 (1.59%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.59%) Subversion
6 2 (1.59%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.79%) Maven
7 1 (0.79%) MSTest
7 1 (0.79%) NUnit
7 1 (0.79%) webpack
General
1 40 (31.75%) Finance
2 4 (3.17%) Marketing
3 1 (0.79%) Advertising
3 1 (0.79%) Electronics
3 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.79%) Games
3 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (52.38%) .NET
2 37 (29.37%) HTML
3 32 (25.40%) AngularJS
4 30 (23.81%) CSS
5 22 (17.46%) Spring
6 19 (15.08%) ASP.NET
6 19 (15.08%) RESTful
6 19 (15.08%) Web Services
7 16 (12.70%) .NET Framework
8 15 (11.90%) Entity Framework
8 15 (11.90%) Hibernate
9 14 (11.11%) Java EE
10 12 (9.52%) SOAP
11 11 (8.73%) React
12 9 (7.14%) WPF
13 8 (6.35%) Apache MINA
13 8 (6.35%) JDBC
13 8 (6.35%) jQuery
13 8 (6.35%) Spring Boot
14 7 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.46%) Fintech
2 7 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.59%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.59%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.59%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.59%) User Experience
6 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.46%) Unix
2 2 (1.59%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (29.37%) Mentoring
3 32 (25.40%) OO
4 30 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (23.81%) Software Engineering
5 29 (23.02%) DevOps
6 25 (19.84%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (18.25%) Unit Testing
8 22 (17.46%) Decision-Making
8 22 (17.46%) Release Management
9 21 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 17 (13.49%) MVC
11 15 (11.90%) Microservices
12 14 (11.11%) OOD
13 12 (9.52%) Scrum
14 11 (8.73%) Front End Development
14 11 (8.73%) SOA
14 11 (8.73%) TDD
14 11 (8.73%) Web Development
15 8 (6.35%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 76 (60.32%) C#
2 52 (41.27%) JavaScript
3 45 (35.71%) Java
4 29 (23.02%) Python
5 28 (22.22%) SQL
6 22 (17.46%) PowerShell
7 11 (8.73%) Java 8
8 9 (7.14%) PL/SQL
9 6 (4.76%) PHP
10 5 (3.97%) C++
11 3 (2.38%) Java 9
12 2 (1.59%) F#
12 2 (1.59%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.79%) ES6
13 1 (0.79%) Ruby
13 1 (0.79%) Scala
13 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (7.14%) Degree
2 4 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) GDPR
1 1 (0.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.38%) Ansible
1 3 (2.38%) Kubernetes
1 3 (2.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 34 (26.98%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.52%) Oracle
3 3 (2.38%) Mashery
3 3 (2.38%) New Relic
3 3 (2.38%) TIBCO
4 2 (1.59%) Adobe
5 1 (0.79%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.79%) SAP