Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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

Software Developer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 54 91
Rank change year-on-year +11 +37 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 127 116 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.05% 4.37% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.35% 4.55% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 98 95 42
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £30,175 £30,000 £31,275
90th Percentile £70,000 £51,250 £59,875
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% -8.43%

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 2,376 2,549 2,203
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.47% 96.04% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,488 1,537 1,413
Edinburgh median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Edinburgh

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 95 (74.80%) C#
2 84 (66.14%) .NET
3 68 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (50.39%) SQL Server
5 56 (44.09%) JavaScript
6 48 (37.80%) Finance
7 45 (35.43%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (33.86%) Java
9 41 (32.28%) OO
10 40 (31.50%) AngularJS
11 37 (29.13%) Visual Studio
11 37 (29.13%) MVC
12 36 (28.35%) TDD
13 34 (26.77%) SQL
13 34 (26.77%) Team Foundation Server
14 33 (25.98%) CSS
15 32 (25.20%) ASP.NET
16 31 (24.41%) Scrum
16 31 (24.41%) Degree
17 30 (23.62%) Microsoft
18 29 (22.83%) HTML
19 28 (22.05%) Problem-Solving
20 26 (20.47%) Decision-Making
20 26 (20.47%) PowerShell
20 26 (20.47%) Git (software)
20 26 (20.47%) SpecFlow
21 25 (19.69%) ASP.NET Web API
22 22 (17.32%) Test Automation
23 20 (15.75%) Software Engineering
24 19 (14.96%) Python

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 13 (10.24%) IIS
2 2 (1.57%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.57%) CMS
2 2 (1.57%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.79%) Confluence
3 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.79%) Mendix
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.79%) SAS
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.51%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.94%) npm
2 5 (3.94%) Yarn
3 2 (1.57%) GitHub
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.79%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.57%) SMS
2 1 (0.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (50.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.36%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.36%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.57%) MySQL
6 1 (0.79%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 37 (29.13%) Visual Studio
2 34 (26.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (20.47%) Git (software)
3 26 (20.47%) SpecFlow
4 19 (14.96%) Jenkins
5 15 (11.81%) NUnit
6 14 (11.02%) TeamCity
7 13 (10.24%) Cucumber
7 13 (10.24%) Selenium
7 13 (10.24%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (3.94%) Gerrit
8 5 (3.94%) webpack
9 2 (1.57%) Hudson
9 2 (1.57%) JIRA
9 2 (1.57%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.79%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 1 (0.79%) Moq
10 1 (0.79%) MSTest
10 1 (0.79%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.79%) PowerBuilder
General
1 48 (37.80%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Banking
3 5 (3.94%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.15%) Advertising
4 4 (3.15%) Electronics
4 4 (3.15%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.15%) Marketing
4 4 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (66.14%) .NET
2 40 (31.50%) AngularJS
3 33 (25.98%) CSS
4 32 (25.20%) ASP.NET
5 29 (22.83%) HTML
6 25 (19.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 19 (14.96%) RESTful
8 18 (14.17%) REST
9 15 (11.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (11.81%) JSON
9 15 (11.81%) XML
10 14 (11.02%) .NET Framework
11 13 (10.24%) Gherkin
12 12 (9.45%) Entity Framework
12 12 (9.45%) React
13 9 (7.09%) Web Services
14 8 (6.30%) jQuery
15 6 (4.72%) OAuth
15 6 (4.72%) WPF
16 5 (3.94%) HATEOAS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.39%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (11.81%) Fintech
3 11 (8.66%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.94%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.15%) NHS
6 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.57%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.96%) Windows
2 13 (10.24%) Unix
3 4 (3.15%) Linux
4 3 (2.36%) Android
5 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (35.43%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (32.28%) OO
4 37 (29.13%) MVC
5 36 (28.35%) TDD
6 31 (24.41%) Scrum
7 28 (22.05%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (20.47%) Decision-Making
9 22 (17.32%) Test Automation
10 20 (15.75%) Software Engineering
11 16 (12.60%) DevOps
12 15 (11.81%) Open Source
13 14 (11.02%) BDD
13 14 (11.02%) Unit Testing
14 13 (10.24%) Agile Testing
14 13 (10.24%) Process Improvement
14 13 (10.24%) Release Management
14 13 (10.24%) Software Testing
14 13 (10.24%) Test Scripting
14 13 (10.24%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 95 (74.80%) C#
2 56 (44.09%) JavaScript
3 43 (33.86%) Java
4 34 (26.77%) SQL
5 26 (20.47%) PowerShell
6 19 (14.96%) Python
7 11 (8.66%) VB.NET
8 8 (6.30%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.94%) ES6
9 5 (3.94%) ES7
9 5 (3.94%) PHP
9 5 (3.94%) TypeScript
10 4 (3.15%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.79%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.79%) C++
11 1 (0.79%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.79%) VB
11 1 (0.79%) VB6
11 1 (0.79%) XAML
Qualifications
1 31 (24.41%) Degree
2 4 (3.15%) HND
3 2 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.57%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (10.24%) Active Directory
1 13 (10.24%) Docker
2 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Ansible
1 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.79%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (23.62%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.87%) Oracle
3 7 (5.51%) Mashery
3 7 (5.51%) TIBCO
4 5 (3.94%) Xamarin
5 4 (3.15%) SAP
6 1 (0.79%) Appcelerator
6 1 (0.79%) IBM
6 1 (0.79%) Kony
6 1 (0.79%) OutSystems
6 1 (0.79%) Samsung
6 1 (0.79%) Twitter