Period
to 14 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 72 113 105
Rank change year-on-year +41 -8 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 7 46 44
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.80% 1.81% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 1.93% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2 26 36
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £39,250 £36,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £58,375 £57,500
Scotland median annual salary £59,500 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +21.43% +8.89% -

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 843 2,387 2,396
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.90% 93.68% 94.67%
Number of salaries quoted 510 1,477 1,527
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in Edinburgh

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Software Developer in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in Edinburgh

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Software Developer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020, 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 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
3 3 (42.86%) Low Latency
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) RESTful
3 3 (42.86%) Node.js
3 3 (42.86%) High Availability
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) Python
5 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 1 (14.29%) Azure
5 1 (14.29%) AWS
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) Node.js
2 3 (42.86%) RESTful
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) LINQ
4 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) High Availability
2 3 (42.86%) Low Latency
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) MVVM
4 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Python
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle