Period
to 25 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 66 78
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 74 75 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.80% 3.42% 2.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 3.57% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 60 70 58
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,975 £30,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £58,375 £53,750
Scotland median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% -6.25%

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 2,539 2,101 2,475
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.67% 94.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,691 1,357 1,657
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,850 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +2.33% +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 25 April 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 25 April 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 45 (60.81%) .NET
2 36 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (47.30%) C#
3 35 (47.30%) HTML
3 35 (47.30%) JavaScript
3 35 (47.30%) MVC
4 31 (41.89%) CSS
5 22 (29.73%) SQL Server
6 20 (27.03%) Degree
7 19 (25.68%) ASP.NET
8 18 (24.32%) Scrum
8 18 (24.32%) SQL
8 18 (24.32%) Java
9 16 (21.62%) OO
9 16 (21.62%) Software Engineering
10 13 (17.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (16.22%) AngularJS
11 12 (16.22%) SDLC
12 11 (14.86%) REST
12 11 (14.86%) Finance
13 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
13 10 (13.51%) C++
13 10 (13.51%) PHP
13 10 (13.51%) Web Development
13 10 (13.51%) Unit Testing
13 10 (13.51%) HTML5
13 10 (13.51%) Relational Database
13 10 (13.51%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (12.16%) Computer Science
14 9 (12.16%) MySQL

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 4 (5.41%) CMS
1 4 (5.41%) Umbraco
2 3 (4.05%) JBoss
3 1 (1.35%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) Ethernet
1 6 (8.11%) RS-232
1 6 (8.11%) RS-485
2 4 (5.41%) SMS
3 3 (4.05%) SSH
3 3 (4.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.51%) Relational Database
3 9 (12.16%) MySQL
4 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.70%) Big Data
5 2 (2.70%) MariaDB
5 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.35%) Ingres
6 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.41%) Moq
3 4 (5.41%) NUnit
4 2 (2.70%) Gradle
5 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.35%) Maven
General
1 11 (14.86%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Advertising
3 4 (5.41%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.35%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (60.81%) .NET
2 35 (47.30%) HTML
3 31 (41.89%) CSS
4 19 (25.68%) ASP.NET
5 13 (17.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (16.22%) AngularJS
7 11 (14.86%) REST
8 10 (13.51%) HTML5
9 8 (10.81%) .NET Framework
9 8 (10.81%) CSS3
9 8 (10.81%) Entity Framework
10 7 (9.46%) Spring
10 7 (9.46%) Web Services
10 7 (9.46%) XML
11 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (8.11%) jQuery
12 5 (6.76%) NHibernate
13 4 (5.41%) JSON
13 4 (5.41%) Laravel
14 3 (4.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (12.16%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.11%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (8.11%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.05%) Algorithms
5 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.70%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.35%) Replication
7 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) Windows
2 3 (4.05%) Unix
3 2 (2.70%) Android
3 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (47.30%) MVC
3 18 (24.32%) Scrum
4 16 (21.62%) OO
4 16 (21.62%) Software Engineering
5 12 (16.22%) SDLC
6 10 (13.51%) Unit Testing
6 10 (13.51%) Web Development
7 6 (8.11%) Microservices
8 5 (6.76%) Mathematics
8 5 (6.76%) Open Source
8 5 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.41%) Mentoring
10 3 (4.05%) Disruptive Innovation
10 3 (4.05%) Mobile Application Development
10 3 (4.05%) TDD
10 3 (4.05%) Test Automation
11 2 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (2.70%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.30%) C#
1 35 (47.30%) JavaScript
2 18 (24.32%) Java
2 18 (24.32%) SQL
3 10 (13.51%) C++
3 10 (13.51%) PHP
4 8 (10.81%) TypeScript
5 7 (9.46%) VB
6 6 (8.11%) Embedded C++
7 3 (4.05%) C
7 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.05%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.05%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.70%) Python
9 1 (1.35%) Go
9 1 (1.35%) Groovy
9 1 (1.35%) R
9 1 (1.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (27.03%) Degree
2 3 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.35%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) JTAG
2 3 (4.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle
3 1 (1.35%) Xamarin