Period
to 23 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 56 76
Rank change year-on-year +2 +20 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 102 102 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.89% 4.11% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.09% 4.31% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 80 103 66
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,750 £30,714 £30,000
90th Percentile £55,125 £46,250 £53,750
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2,491 2,368 2,398
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.52% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,603 1,477 1,489
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +2.35%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 73 (71.57%) C#
2 65 (63.73%) .NET
3 45 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (40.20%) JavaScript
5 38 (37.25%) SQL Server
5 38 (37.25%) MVC
6 31 (30.39%) ASP.NET
7 30 (29.41%) CSS
8 29 (28.43%) AngularJS
9 28 (27.45%) OO
10 26 (25.49%) Visual Studio
10 26 (25.49%) HTML
11 25 (24.51%) Java
11 25 (24.51%) Finance
11 25 (24.51%) Scrum
12 24 (23.53%) SQL
13 22 (21.57%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (20.59%) Microsoft
15 20 (19.61%) Degree
16 18 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
16 18 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
17 17 (16.67%) Unit Testing
18 16 (15.69%) TDD
19 15 (14.71%) Software Engineering
19 15 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
19 15 (14.71%) Decision-Making
20 14 (13.73%) Fintech
20 14 (13.73%) .NET Framework
21 13 (12.75%) ASP.NET Web API

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 6 (5.88%) CMS
1 6 (5.88%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.96%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.96%) IIS
3 1 (0.98%) Confluence
3 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.98%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.98%) SAS
3 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.90%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.92%) GitHub
3 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.98%) npm
4 1 (0.98%) Slack
4 1 (0.98%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) Ethernet
1 4 (3.92%) RS-232
1 4 (3.92%) RS-485
1 4 (3.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (37.25%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.90%) MySQL
4 4 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.96%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.96%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.98%) Big Data
7 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.98%) Ingres
7 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (25.49%) Visual Studio
2 22 (21.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (7.84%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.86%) NUnit
4 7 (6.86%) SpecFlow
5 5 (4.90%) Moq
5 5 (4.90%) Selenium
5 5 (4.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (3.92%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.94%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.96%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.98%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.98%) GitLab
9 1 (0.98%) Gradle
9 1 (0.98%) JIRA
9 1 (0.98%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.98%) webpack
General
1 25 (24.51%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Banking
3 5 (4.90%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.92%) Retail
5 3 (2.94%) Advertising
5 3 (2.94%) Electronics
5 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.94%) Marketing
5 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.98%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (63.73%) .NET
2 31 (30.39%) ASP.NET
3 30 (29.41%) CSS
4 29 (28.43%) AngularJS
5 26 (25.49%) HTML
6 18 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (13.73%) .NET Framework
8 13 (12.75%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (11.76%) Entity Framework
9 12 (11.76%) Web Services
10 11 (10.78%) jQuery
10 11 (10.78%) RESTful
11 10 (9.80%) REST
12 8 (7.84%) XML
13 6 (5.88%) HTML5
13 6 (5.88%) JSON
13 6 (5.88%) NHibernate
13 6 (5.88%) OAuth
13 6 (5.88%) SOAP
13 6 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.73%) Fintech
2 11 (10.78%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (8.82%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.88%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.92%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.84%) Windows
2 5 (4.90%) Linux
2 5 (4.90%) Unix
3 3 (2.94%) Android
4 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (37.25%) MVC
3 28 (27.45%) OO
4 25 (24.51%) Scrum
5 18 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 16 (15.69%) TDD
8 15 (14.71%) Decision-Making
8 15 (14.71%) Software Engineering
9 10 (9.80%) Test Automation
9 10 (9.80%) Web Development
10 9 (8.82%) DevOps
11 8 (7.84%) Mathematics
12 7 (6.86%) SDLC
13 6 (5.88%) Mentoring
14 5 (4.90%) MVVM
14 5 (4.90%) Open Source
14 5 (4.90%) Release Management
14 5 (4.90%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (71.57%) C#
2 41 (40.20%) JavaScript
3 25 (24.51%) Java
4 24 (23.53%) SQL
5 10 (9.80%) TypeScript
6 9 (8.82%) Python
6 9 (8.82%) VB.NET
7 8 (7.84%) C++
8 7 (6.86%) PowerShell
9 6 (5.88%) PL/SQL
10 5 (4.90%) PHP
11 4 (3.92%) Embedded C++
12 3 (2.94%) C
12 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.96%) VB
14 1 (0.98%) ES6
14 1 (0.98%) ES7
14 1 (0.98%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 20 (19.61%) Degree
2 1 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.98%) Master's Degree
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) JTAG
2 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) Docker
2 2 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) Ansible
1 1 (0.98%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.76%) Oracle
3 5 (4.90%) Mashery
3 5 (4.90%) TIBCO
4 3 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (0.98%) IBM
5 1 (0.98%) Samsung
5 1 (0.98%) Twitter
5 1 (0.98%) Xamarin