Period
to 16 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 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.

Software Developer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 72 82
Rank change year-on-year +36 +10 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 150 88 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.23% 3.38% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.56% 3.52% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 114 61 44
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £29,800 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £67,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% -5.00%

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%

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 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 99 (66.00%) C#
2 96 (64.00%) .NET
3 80 (53.33%) JavaScript
4 77 (51.33%) SQL Server
5 68 (45.33%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (35.33%) Finance
6 53 (35.33%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (32.67%) SQL
8 47 (31.33%) OO
9 45 (30.00%) HTML
10 43 (28.67%) PowerShell
10 43 (28.67%) SpecFlow
10 43 (28.67%) Python
11 41 (27.33%) Java
12 40 (26.67%) TDD
13 37 (24.67%) Degree
14 36 (24.00%) AngularJS
15 35 (23.33%) MVC
16 34 (22.67%) Visual Studio
16 34 (22.67%) CSS
17 33 (22.00%) Microsoft
17 33 (22.00%) Git (software)
17 33 (22.00%) Team Foundation Server
18 32 (21.33%) Problem-Solving
19 29 (19.33%) Jenkins
19 29 (19.33%) ASP.NET Web API
20 28 (18.67%) DevOps
21 25 (16.67%) Test Automation
21 25 (16.67%) Scrum
22 24 (16.00%) ASP.NET

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 22 (14.67%) IIS
2 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.67%) Confluence
2 1 (0.67%) Mendix
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.33%) npm
2 5 (3.33%) Yarn
3 3 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.67%) Intranet
1 1 (0.67%) Network Security
1 1 (0.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (51.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.00%) GIS
4 3 (2.00%) MySQL
4 3 (2.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.67%) Big Data
6 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (28.67%) SpecFlow
2 34 (22.67%) Visual Studio
3 33 (22.00%) Git (software)
3 33 (22.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (19.33%) Jenkins
5 23 (15.33%) NUnit
6 22 (14.67%) Cucumber
6 22 (14.67%) TeamCity
7 21 (14.00%) Selenium
7 21 (14.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (4.00%) JIRA
9 5 (3.33%) Gerrit
9 5 (3.33%) webpack
10 2 (1.33%) Hudson
10 2 (1.33%) Travis CI
10 2 (1.33%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.67%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 1 (0.67%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.67%) MSTest
11 1 (0.67%) QUnit
General
1 53 (35.33%) Finance
2 2 (1.33%) Banking
2 2 (1.33%) Electronics
2 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.33%) Marketing
2 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.67%) Advertising
3 1 (0.67%) Games
3 1 (0.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (64.00%) .NET
2 45 (30.00%) HTML
3 36 (24.00%) AngularJS
4 34 (22.67%) CSS
5 29 (19.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 24 (16.00%) ASP.NET
7 23 (15.33%) REST
8 22 (14.67%) Gherkin
8 22 (14.67%) JSON
8 22 (14.67%) XML
9 16 (10.67%) RESTful
10 13 (8.67%) .NET Framework
11 12 (8.00%) Entity Framework
11 12 (8.00%) React
12 10 (6.67%) WPF
13 8 (5.33%) jQuery
14 6 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 5 (3.33%) CSS3
15 5 (3.33%) HATEOAS
15 5 (3.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.33%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.33%) NHS
3 3 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.00%) User Experience
4 2 (1.33%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.33%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.67%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.67%) Fintech
5 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.00%) Windows
2 23 (15.33%) Unix
3 6 (4.00%) Linux
4 1 (0.67%) Android
4 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (45.33%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (35.33%) Continuous Integration
3 47 (31.33%) OO
4 40 (26.67%) TDD
5 35 (23.33%) MVC
6 32 (21.33%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (18.67%) DevOps
8 25 (16.67%) Scrum
8 25 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 23 (15.33%) BDD
10 22 (14.67%) Agile Testing
10 22 (14.67%) API Testing
10 22 (14.67%) Continuous Delivery
10 22 (14.67%) Open Source
10 22 (14.67%) Process Improvement
10 22 (14.67%) Release Management
10 22 (14.67%) SDET
10 22 (14.67%) Software Testing
10 22 (14.67%) Test Scripting
10 22 (14.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 99 (66.00%) C#
2 80 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 49 (32.67%) SQL
4 43 (28.67%) PowerShell
4 43 (28.67%) Python
5 41 (27.33%) Java
6 12 (8.00%) VB.NET
7 10 (6.67%) C++
8 7 (4.67%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.33%) ES6
9 5 (3.33%) ES7
9 5 (3.33%) PHP
9 5 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.33%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.67%) Scala
11 2 (1.33%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.33%) F#
11 2 (1.33%) R
11 2 (1.33%) Ruby
12 1 (0.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 37 (24.67%) Degree
2 5 (3.33%) HND
3 3 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.67%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (14.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.00%) Docker
3 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 33 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.67%) ServiceNow
2 10 (6.67%) Splunk
3 6 (4.00%) Oracle
4 5 (3.33%) Xamarin
5 3 (2.00%) Mashery
5 3 (2.00%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.33%) SAP
7 1 (0.67%) Appcelerator
7 1 (0.67%) Kony
7 1 (0.67%) OutSystems
7 1 (0.67%) Twitter