Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 81 108
Rank change year-on-year +17 +27 -66
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 90 54 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.47% 2.49% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.62% 2.58% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 63 43 30
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,850 £28,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,000 £47,750
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% -

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 2,487 2,093 2,679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 96.36% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,573 1,409 1,731
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +2.41%

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 21 January 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 21 January 2018, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 47 (52.22%) .NET
2 42 (46.67%) C#
3 41 (45.56%) HTML
4 39 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (40.00%) Java
5 36 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 34 (37.78%) CSS
7 26 (28.89%) SQL Server
7 26 (28.89%) Degree
8 25 (27.78%) MVC
9 21 (23.33%) Software Engineering
10 20 (22.22%) Computer Science
11 18 (20.00%) Finance
11 18 (20.00%) ASP.NET
12 17 (18.89%) Scrum
13 16 (17.78%) SQL
13 16 (17.78%) AngularJS
14 13 (14.44%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (14.44%) HTML5
15 12 (13.33%) REST
15 12 (13.33%) SDLC
15 12 (13.33%) Mathematics
16 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
16 11 (12.22%) Visual Studio
16 11 (12.22%) TDD
16 11 (12.22%) Mentoring
17 10 (11.11%) CSS3
17 10 (11.11%) Scala
17 10 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
17 10 (11.11%) Continuous Integration

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 3 (3.33%) JBoss
2 1 (1.11%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.67%) GitHub
3 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) SSH
1 4 (4.44%) SSL
2 2 (2.22%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.22%) RS-232
2 2 (2.22%) RS-485
3 1 (1.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.78%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.56%) Big Data
3 5 (5.56%) MySQL
3 5 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.11%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.11%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (12.22%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.44%) NUnit
3 3 (3.33%) Selenium
4 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.22%) Maven
4 2 (2.22%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.11%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.11%) Gradle
5 1 (1.11%) Hudson
5 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.11%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (10.00%) Advertising
3 7 (7.78%) Games
3 7 (7.78%) Marketing
4 6 (6.67%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.22%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.11%) Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Legal
6 1 (1.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (52.22%) .NET
2 41 (45.56%) HTML
3 34 (37.78%) CSS
4 18 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 16 (17.78%) AngularJS
6 13 (14.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (14.44%) HTML5
7 12 (13.33%) REST
8 10 (11.11%) .NET Framework
8 10 (11.11%) CSS3
9 9 (10.00%) Entity Framework
9 9 (10.00%) Spring
10 8 (8.89%) Hibernate
11 7 (7.78%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (6.67%) React
12 6 (6.67%) WPF
13 5 (5.56%) Angular 2
13 5 (5.56%) RESTful
14 4 (4.44%) SOAP
14 4 (4.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 10 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.44%) Blog
5 3 (3.33%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.33%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.33%) e-Learning
6 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.22%) Fintech
6 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.89%) Windows
2 4 (4.44%) Unix
3 2 (2.22%) Linux
4 1 (1.11%) Android
4 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.78%) MVC
3 21 (23.33%) Software Engineering
4 17 (18.89%) Scrum
5 12 (13.33%) Mathematics
5 12 (13.33%) SDLC
6 11 (12.22%) Mentoring
6 11 (12.22%) TDD
7 10 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (11.11%) OO
7 10 (11.11%) Web Development
8 7 (7.78%) SDET
8 7 (7.78%) SOA
8 7 (7.78%) SOLID
8 7 (7.78%) Test Automation
9 6 (6.67%) Cash Management
9 6 (6.67%) Microservices
10 4 (4.44%) Test Scripting
10 4 (4.44%) Unit Testing
11 3 (3.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 42 (46.67%) C#
2 36 (40.00%) Java
2 36 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 16 (17.78%) SQL
4 10 (11.11%) PHP
4 10 (11.11%) Scala
5 9 (10.00%) Python
6 7 (7.78%) VB
7 6 (6.67%) C++
8 3 (3.33%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.22%) C
9 2 (2.22%) Embedded C++
9 2 (2.22%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.22%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.11%) Go
10 1 (1.11%) Lisp
10 1 (1.11%) Perl
10 1 (1.11%) Ruby
10 1 (1.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 26 (28.89%) Degree
2 8 (8.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.11%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (1.11%) Xamarin