Period
to 6 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Software Developer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 88 146
Rank change year-on-year -3 +58 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 48 64 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.27% 2.48% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 2.63% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 12 55 8
Edinburgh median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -11.63%
10th Percentile £36,750 £42,500 £30,714
90th Percentile £73,375 £57,500 £59,500
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -9.52%

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 2,009 2,435 2,575
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 94.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,117 1,497 1,595
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £74,675 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in Edinburgh

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in Edinburgh

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, Senior Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 34 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (62.50%) SQL
3 27 (56.25%) SDLC
4 26 (54.17%) Python
5 24 (50.00%) .NET
6 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 20 (41.67%) Azure
7 18 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (37.50%) DevOps
7 18 (37.50%) Visual Studio
8 17 (35.42%) Ant
8 17 (35.42%) Micro Focus
8 17 (35.42%) Ruby
8 17 (35.42%) Release Management
8 17 (35.42%) PowerShell
8 17 (35.42%) Process Improvement
8 17 (35.42%) Apache Ivy
9 14 (29.17%) Software Engineering
10 13 (27.08%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (25.00%) QA
12 11 (22.92%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (20.83%) Finance
13 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
13 10 (20.83%) HTML
14 9 (18.75%) CSS
14 9 (18.75%) Data Protection
14 9 (18.75%) Docker
14 9 (18.75%) Node.js
15 8 (16.67%) AngularJS
15 8 (16.67%) High Availability

Senior Software 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 7 (14.58%) Apache
1 7 (14.58%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (41.67%) Azure
2 8 (16.67%) AWS
2 8 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (2.08%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 8 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 5 (10.42%) Parquet
3 4 (8.33%) Big Data
4 3 (6.25%) Amazon Athena
4 3 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 18 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 17 (35.42%) Ant
2 17 (35.42%) Apache Ivy
3 8 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Marketing
3 2 (4.17%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.08%) Advertising
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (50.00%) .NET
2 10 (20.83%) HTML
3 9 (18.75%) CSS
3 9 (18.75%) Node.js
4 8 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 8 (16.67%) React Native
5 6 (12.50%) REST
5 6 (12.50%) SOAP
6 4 (8.33%) XML
7 3 (6.25%) Ajax
7 3 (6.25%) D3.js
7 3 (6.25%) JSF
7 3 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (6.25%) Web Services
8 2 (4.17%) Apache Flex
8 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (2.08%) HTML5
9 1 (2.08%) jQuery
9 1 (2.08%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (56.25%) SDLC
3 18 (37.50%) DevOps
4 17 (35.42%) Process Improvement
4 17 (35.42%) Release Management
5 14 (29.17%) Software Engineering
6 13 (27.08%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (22.92%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (18.75%) Data Protection
9 8 (16.67%) Active Record
9 8 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
9 8 (16.67%) Data Mapping
9 8 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
9 8 (16.67%) High Availability
9 8 (16.67%) Low Latency
9 8 (16.67%) SOA
10 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (10.42%) Analytics
11 5 (10.42%) OO
11 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (62.50%) SQL
2 26 (54.17%) Python
3 17 (35.42%) PowerShell
3 17 (35.42%) Ruby
4 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
5 8 (16.67%) C#
5 8 (16.67%) PHP
6 7 (14.58%) Java
7 4 (8.33%) ES6
8 2 (4.17%) C++
9 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) Docker
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 17 (35.42%) Micro Focus
3 3 (6.25%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.08%) Xamarin