The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 64 91
Rank change year-on-year +20 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 64 31 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.15% 2.61% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.43% 2.73% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 53 29 7
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +13.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1179 1137 1344
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.85% 95.87% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 729 652 841
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +0.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,100 £60,000 £66,600
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 62 (65.26%) C#
2 60 (63.16%) .NET
3 43 (45.26%) JavaScript
4 38 (40.00%) Java
5 37 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (37.89%) MVC
7 34 (35.79%) Software Engineering
8 32 (33.68%) HTML
8 32 (33.68%) ASP.NET
8 32 (33.68%) SDLC
9 28 (29.47%) SQL Server
10 25 (26.32%) CSS
11 24 (25.26%) Finance
12 22 (23.16%) Open Source
12 22 (23.16%) MongoDB
12 22 (23.16%) SQL
13 20 (21.05%) Neo4j
14 19 (20.00%) Hadoop
14 19 (20.00%) Security Cleared
14 19 (20.00%) Open Source Development
15 15 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (14.74%) AngularJS
17 13 (13.68%) ASP.NET Web API
17 13 (13.68%) .NET Framework
17 13 (13.68%) Visual Studio
18 12 (12.63%) XML
18 12 (12.63%) OO
18 12 (12.63%) Degree
18 12 (12.63%) Computer Science
18 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure

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 2 (2.11%) Apache
1 2 (2.11%) CMS
2 1 (1.05%) IIS
2 1 (1.05%) JBoss
2 1 (1.05%) Tornado
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.16%) iPaaS
2 3 (3.16%) PaaS
3 1 (1.05%) GitHub
3 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.05%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.05%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (29.47%) SQL Server
2 22 (23.16%) MongoDB
3 20 (21.05%) Neo4j
4 19 (20.00%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.21%) MySQL
5 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.16%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (3.16%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.16%) Spatial Data
6 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.05%) Big Data
8 1 (1.05%) Blockchain
8 1 (1.05%) GIS
8 1 (1.05%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (13.68%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.37%) NUnit
3 6 (6.32%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.32%) Maven
4 5 (5.26%) JUnit
5 4 (4.21%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (3.16%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.16%) Moq
6 3 (3.16%) NSubstitute
6 3 (3.16%) Subversion
7 2 (2.11%) Ant
7 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.11%) HttpUnit
7 2 (2.11%) JIRA
7 2 (2.11%) JMeter
7 2 (2.11%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (25.26%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Marketing
3 7 (7.37%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.16%) Local Government
5 1 (1.05%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (63.16%) .NET
2 32 (33.68%) ASP.NET
2 32 (33.68%) HTML
3 25 (26.32%) CSS
4 15 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (14.74%) AngularJS
6 13 (13.68%) .NET Framework
6 13 (13.68%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (12.63%) XML
8 11 (11.58%) jQuery
8 11 (11.58%) Web Services
9 9 (9.47%) HTML5
9 9 (9.47%) SOAP
9 9 (9.47%) WCF
10 8 (8.42%) RESTful
11 7 (7.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (7.37%) Entity Framework
11 7 (7.37%) REST
12 5 (5.26%) J2EE
12 5 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.37%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.16%) Spread Betting
5 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.11%) Fintech
5 2 (2.11%) W3C
6 1 (1.05%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.47%) Windows
2 5 (5.26%) Android
3 4 (4.21%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.21%) Linux
4 2 (2.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (37.89%) MVC
3 34 (35.79%) Software Engineering
4 32 (33.68%) SDLC
5 22 (23.16%) Open Source
6 19 (20.00%) Open Source Development
7 12 (12.63%) OO
8 11 (11.58%) Unit Testing
9 10 (10.53%) TDD
10 9 (9.47%) Mentoring
10 9 (9.47%) Scrum
11 8 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (7.37%) Cash Management
12 7 (7.37%) Web Application Development
13 4 (4.21%) Web Development
14 3 (3.16%) Mathematics
14 3 (3.16%) RAD
14 3 (3.16%) SOA
14 3 (3.16%) Test Strategy
15 2 (2.11%) Separation of Concerns
Programming Languages
1 62 (65.26%) C#
2 43 (45.26%) JavaScript
3 38 (40.00%) Java
4 22 (23.16%) SQL
5 7 (7.37%) C++
5 7 (7.37%) Python
6 5 (5.26%) VB
7 3 (3.16%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.16%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.16%) VB6
7 3 (3.16%) XPath
8 2 (2.11%) PHP
8 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.11%) Ruby
8 2 (2.11%) Scala
8 2 (2.11%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.05%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 19 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.63%) Degree
3 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.32%) Oracle
3 3 (3.16%) MuleSoft
4 2 (2.11%) Alterian
5 1 (1.05%) Xamarin
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