Period
to 22 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Backend Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

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

Backend Developer
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 98 96 121
Rank change year-on-year -2 +25 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Backend Developer 13 1 5
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.84% 0.10% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.11% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 3
10th Percentile - - £36,500
25th Percentile £52,500 - £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 - £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +38.46%
75th Percentile £57,500 - £47,500
90th Percentile - - -
Scotland median annual salary £53,750 £82,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year -34.85% +87.50% +35.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. 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
Glasgow
Permanent vacancies in Glasgow with a recognized job title 1,453 934 1,565
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.92% 95.21% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 932 666 1,130
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,594 £37,500 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -2.17%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,938 £55,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Backend Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings that featured Backend Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for Backend Developer in Glasgow

Backend Developer
Salary Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Backend Developer in Glasgow.

Salary trend for Backend Developer in Glasgow

Backend Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, Backend 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 Glasgow region featuring Backend Developer in the job title.

1 11 (84.62%) Vue.js
2 10 (76.92%) Collaborative Working
2 10 (76.92%) Relational Database
3 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 9 (69.23%) MySQL
3 9 (69.23%) Social Skills
4 8 (61.54%) .NET
4 8 (61.54%) C#
4 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
4 8 (61.54%) Azure
5 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
5 7 (53.85%) Project Management
5 7 (53.85%) JSON
5 7 (53.85%) Computer Science
5 7 (53.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 7 (53.85%) Mentoring
5 7 (53.85%) MongoDB
5 7 (53.85%) NoSQL
5 7 (53.85%) AngularJS
5 7 (53.85%) Express
5 7 (53.85%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (53.85%) Scrum
5 7 (53.85%) Google
5 7 (53.85%) Degree
5 7 (53.85%) CSS
5 7 (53.85%) Web Services
5 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 7 (53.85%) HTML

Backend Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 (15.38%) IBM Domino
2 1 (7.69%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) Azure
2 7 (53.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
2 7 (53.85%) Firebase
3 2 (15.38%) Amazon ECS
3 2 (15.38%) Amazon S3
3 2 (15.38%) AWS
3 2 (15.38%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (15.38%) GitHub
4 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) Relational Database
2 9 (69.23%) MySQL
3 7 (53.85%) MongoDB
3 7 (53.85%) NoSQL
3 7 (53.85%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (15.38%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (15.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (15.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) CircleCI
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) PHPUnit
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (69.23%) Social Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) Vue.js
2 8 (61.54%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
3 7 (53.85%) .NET Core
3 7 (53.85%) AngularJS
3 7 (53.85%) CSS
3 7 (53.85%) Express
3 7 (53.85%) HTML
3 7 (53.85%) JSON
3 7 (53.85%) MEAN Stack
3 7 (53.85%) React
3 7 (53.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 7 (53.85%) Web Services
4 3 (23.08%) Flask
5 2 (15.38%) Laravel
6 1 (7.69%) Django
6 1 (7.69%) GraphQL
6 1 (7.69%) Jinja
6 1 (7.69%) OAuth
6 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) iPhone
1 2 (15.38%) Photography
1 2 (15.38%) Smartphone
1 2 (15.38%) Social Media
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Collaborative Working
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) API Development
3 7 (53.85%) Architectural Design
3 7 (53.85%) Computer Science
3 7 (53.85%) Front End Development
3 7 (53.85%) Mentoring
3 7 (53.85%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (53.85%) Project Management
3 7 (53.85%) Resource Allocation
3 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) Server Management
4 3 (23.08%) CI/CD
4 3 (23.08%) DevOps
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (7.69%) Refactoring
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) PHP
5 1 (7.69%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (53.85%) Degree
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Google
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) Optimizely