Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 96 116
Rank change year-on-year +34 +20 -73
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 102 47 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.81% 2.04% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.96% 2.14% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 81 40 28
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £47,500
Scotland median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.33% -9.64% +9.21%

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 2579 2193 2919
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 95.35% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1568 1437 1870
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,950 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%

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 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 54 (52.94%) C#
1 54 (52.94%) .NET
2 47 (46.08%) Java
3 41 (40.20%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (39.22%) JavaScript
5 35 (34.31%) HTML
6 31 (30.39%) SQL Server
7 30 (29.41%) Software Engineering
8 27 (26.47%) CSS
9 25 (24.51%) MVC
10 24 (23.53%) Computer Science
11 22 (21.57%) Finance
12 21 (20.59%) Degree
13 19 (18.63%) Scrum
13 19 (18.63%) AngularJS
14 18 (17.65%) ASP.NET
15 17 (16.67%) Visual Studio
15 17 (16.67%) Mentoring
16 16 (15.69%) SDLC
17 15 (14.71%) SQL
18 14 (13.73%) .NET Framework
19 13 (12.75%) Mathematics
19 13 (12.75%) TDD
19 13 (12.75%) Python
19 13 (12.75%) ASP.NET MVC
19 13 (12.75%) Entity Framework
20 12 (11.76%) WPF
20 12 (11.76%) SOA
20 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
20 12 (11.76%) Financial Institution

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 (2.94%) JBoss
2 1 (0.98%) CMS
2 1 (0.98%) Tornado
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.98%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.86%) GitHub
2 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) SSH
1 4 (3.92%) SSL
2 1 (0.98%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.98%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (30.39%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.78%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.86%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.88%) Big Data
4 6 (5.88%) Hadoop
4 6 (5.88%) Neo4j
5 5 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.92%) Blockchain
7 2 (1.96%) MySQL
7 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.96%) Spatial Data
8 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.98%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.98%) MS Access
8 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.82%) NUnit
3 7 (6.86%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.94%) Selenium
5 2 (1.96%) Hudson
5 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.96%) Maven
5 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.98%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.98%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.98%) Gradle
6 1 (0.98%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (21.57%) Finance
2 12 (11.76%) Financial Institution
2 12 (11.76%) Marketing
3 8 (7.84%) Games
4 5 (4.90%) Advertising
5 1 (0.98%) Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
5 1 (0.98%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (52.94%) .NET
2 35 (34.31%) HTML
3 27 (26.47%) CSS
4 19 (18.63%) AngularJS
5 18 (17.65%) ASP.NET
6 14 (13.73%) .NET Framework
7 13 (12.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (12.75%) Entity Framework
8 12 (11.76%) WPF
9 11 (10.78%) HTML5
10 10 (9.80%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (8.82%) Hibernate
11 9 (8.82%) REST
11 9 (8.82%) RESTful
12 7 (6.86%) Spring
13 6 (5.88%) Angular 2
14 5 (4.90%) CSS3
14 5 (4.90%) React
14 5 (4.90%) SOAP
15 3 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.92%) Algorithms
2 4 (3.92%) Blog
2 4 (3.92%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.96%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.96%) Fintech
4 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.98%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.98%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.86%) Windows
2 6 (5.88%) Linux
3 5 (4.90%) Unix
4 2 (1.96%) Android
4 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (40.20%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (29.41%) Software Engineering
3 25 (24.51%) MVC
4 19 (18.63%) Scrum
5 17 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 16 (15.69%) SDLC
7 13 (12.75%) Mathematics
7 13 (12.75%) TDD
8 12 (11.76%) SOA
9 11 (10.78%) Cash Management
9 11 (10.78%) SOLID
9 11 (10.78%) Unit Testing
10 10 (9.80%) OO
11 7 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (6.86%) Open Source
11 7 (6.86%) SDET
11 7 (6.86%) Web Development
12 6 (5.88%) Open Source Development
12 6 (5.88%) Test Automation
13 5 (4.90%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 54 (52.94%) C#
2 47 (46.08%) Java
3 40 (39.22%) JavaScript
4 15 (14.71%) SQL
5 13 (12.75%) Python
6 11 (10.78%) Scala
7 7 (6.86%) C++
8 6 (5.88%) PHP
9 4 (3.92%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.92%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.94%) VB
11 2 (1.96%) C
11 2 (1.96%) Lisp
11 2 (1.96%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.96%) Ruby
11 2 (1.96%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.98%) Go
12 1 (0.98%) Perl
12 1 (0.98%) R
12 1 (0.98%) VB6
Qualifications
1 21 (20.59%) Degree
2 6 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.98%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.80%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (0.98%) Xamarin