The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 61 51 54
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 31 48 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.78% 3.59% 3.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 3.84% 3.91%
Number of salaries quoted 24 31 35
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,550 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 1064 1249 1280
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.43% 93.35% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 687 836 780
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £64,200
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Edinburgh

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 39 (62.90%) C#
2 37 (59.68%) .NET
3 30 (48.39%) Java
3 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (38.71%) Software Engineering
5 23 (37.10%) MVC
6 22 (35.48%) ASP.NET
7 21 (33.87%) JavaScript
7 21 (33.87%) SQL Server
8 17 (27.42%) SQL
8 17 (27.42%) Finance
9 16 (25.81%) HTML
10 15 (24.19%) CSS
10 15 (24.19%) TDD
10 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (24.19%) SDLC
11 13 (20.97%) Open Source
11 13 (20.97%) AngularJS
11 13 (20.97%) MongoDB
11 13 (20.97%) .NET Framework
11 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
12 12 (19.35%) Neo4j
12 12 (19.35%) Hadoop
13 10 (16.13%) XML
13 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (14.52%) Open Source Development
14 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
14 9 (14.52%) Spring
15 8 (12.90%) Degree
15 8 (12.90%) WCF

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (9.68%) JBoss
2 2 (3.23%) CMS
2 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.61%) Apache
3 1 (1.61%) Drupal
3 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.61%) IIS
3 1 (1.61%) MODX
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.84%) iPaaS
3 3 (4.84%) PaaS
4 2 (3.23%) SaaS
5 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Internet
1 1 (1.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (33.87%) SQL Server
2 13 (20.97%) MongoDB
3 12 (19.35%) Hadoop
3 12 (19.35%) Neo4j
4 6 (9.68%) Big Data
5 4 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (4.84%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (4.84%) MySQL
6 3 (4.84%) Pentaho
7 2 (3.23%) Blockchain
7 2 (3.23%) GIS
7 2 (3.23%) Spatial Data
8 1 (1.61%) ArangoDB
8 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
1 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
1 5 (8.06%) Maven
1 5 (8.06%) PowerBuilder
1 5 (8.06%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.45%) JIRA
2 4 (6.45%) JUnit
2 4 (6.45%) Subversion
3 3 (4.84%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.84%) Moq
3 3 (4.84%) NSubstitute
3 3 (4.84%) NUnit
3 3 (4.84%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.61%) Ant
4 1 (1.61%) Grunt
4 1 (1.61%) gulp
4 1 (1.61%) HttpUnit
4 1 (1.61%) JMeter
4 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (27.42%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Local Government
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (59.68%) .NET
2 22 (35.48%) ASP.NET
3 16 (25.81%) HTML
4 15 (24.19%) CSS
5 13 (20.97%) .NET Framework
5 13 (20.97%) AngularJS
6 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (16.13%) XML
7 9 (14.52%) Spring
8 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (12.90%) jQuery
8 8 (12.90%) WCF
9 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (11.29%) Web Services
10 6 (9.68%) Entity Framework
10 6 (9.68%) SOAP
10 6 (9.68%) XSLT
11 5 (8.06%) J2EE
12 4 (6.45%) HTML5
12 4 (6.45%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.61%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.61%) Fintech
4 1 (1.61%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.61%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Windows
2 5 (8.06%) Linux
3 2 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.61%) Solaris
4 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.71%) Software Engineering
3 23 (37.10%) MVC
4 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (24.19%) SDLC
4 15 (24.19%) TDD
5 13 (20.97%) Open Source
6 9 (14.52%) Open Source Development
7 7 (11.29%) Scrum
7 7 (11.29%) Unit Testing
8 6 (9.68%) Microservices
9 5 (8.06%) Analytics
9 5 (8.06%) Data Analytics
10 4 (6.45%) Front End Development
11 3 (4.84%) BDD
11 3 (4.84%) Big Data Analytics
11 3 (4.84%) Coaching
11 3 (4.84%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (4.84%) DevOps
11 3 (4.84%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 39 (62.90%) C#
2 30 (48.39%) Java
3 21 (33.87%) JavaScript
4 17 (27.42%) SQL
5 7 (11.29%) PL/SQL
6 4 (6.45%) Python
7 3 (4.84%) Clojure
7 3 (4.84%) Perl
7 3 (4.84%) Scala
7 3 (4.84%) XPath
8 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.23%) C++
8 2 (3.23%) PHP
9 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.61%) VB
9 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.90%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle
3 3 (4.84%) MuleSoft
3 3 (4.84%) Talend
4 2 (3.23%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.61%) Alterian
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