Period
to 4 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

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

Software Developer
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 31 65
Rank change year-on-year -15 +34 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 71 67 77
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Glasgow 4.64% 8.15% 4.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.02% 8.59% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 41 30 48
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,350 £31,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £41,563 £36,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £60,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +30.43% +2.22%
75th Percentile £55,000 £85,938 £51,563
90th Percentile £60,000 £90,000 £55,000
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,850
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.53% -7.00%

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 1,414 780 1,730
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.36% 94.89% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 962 566 1,212
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,656 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -3.23%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £76,225 £68,750 £63,603
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Glasgow

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Glasgow

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in Glasgow over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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 Glasgow region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 50 (70.42%) C#
2 38 (53.52%) .NET
3 37 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (43.66%) JavaScript
5 30 (42.25%) Java
6 24 (33.80%) OO
6 24 (33.80%) Mentoring
7 22 (30.99%) Social Skills
7 22 (30.99%) OOP
7 22 (30.99%) AWS
8 19 (26.76%) SQL Server
9 18 (25.35%) SQL
10 17 (23.94%) Python
10 17 (23.94%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (23.94%) Software Engineering
10 17 (23.94%) Azure
11 16 (22.54%) AngularJS
11 16 (22.54%) TDD
12 14 (19.72%) MVC
12 14 (19.72%) PHP
12 14 (19.72%) C++
13 13 (18.31%) Ruby
14 12 (16.90%) Scrum
14 12 (16.90%) HTML
14 12 (16.90%) CSS
14 12 (16.90%) CRM
14 12 (16.90%) Scala
14 12 (16.90%) Node.js
14 12 (16.90%) .NET Core
14 12 (16.90%) React

Software 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 3 (4.23%) Mule
2 2 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Magento
1 2 (2.82%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 22 (30.99%) AWS
2 17 (23.94%) Azure
3 3 (4.23%) GCP
4 2 (2.82%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.41%) PaaS
5 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.76%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.49%) MongoDB
3 10 (14.08%) Relational Database
4 6 (8.45%) MySQL
5 3 (4.23%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.41%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.23%) Moq
2 3 (4.23%) NUnit
3 2 (2.82%) Subversion
General
1 22 (30.99%) Social Skills
2 10 (14.08%) Public Sector
3 8 (11.27%) Finance
4 4 (5.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 2 (2.82%) Retail
6 1 (1.41%) Games
6 1 (1.41%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (53.52%) .NET
2 16 (22.54%) AngularJS
3 12 (16.90%) .NET Core
3 12 (16.90%) CSS
3 12 (16.90%) HTML
3 12 (16.90%) Node.js
3 12 (16.90%) React
4 10 (14.08%) ASP.NET
5 8 (11.27%) .NET Framework
5 8 (11.27%) Web Services
6 7 (9.86%) Entity Framework
7 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (8.45%) jQuery
8 4 (5.63%) Hibernate
8 4 (5.63%) Laravel
8 4 (5.63%) REST
8 4 (5.63%) Symfony
8 4 (5.63%) Vue.js
8 4 (5.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.04%) Legacy Systems
3 3 (4.23%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.23%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.23%) LIMS
4 2 (2.82%) NHS
4 2 (2.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Linux
2 3 (4.23%) Unix
3 1 (1.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (33.80%) Mentoring
2 24 (33.80%) OO
3 22 (30.99%) OOP
4 17 (23.94%) Software Engineering
5 16 (22.54%) TDD
6 14 (19.72%) MVC
7 12 (16.90%) CRM
7 12 (16.90%) Scrum
8 11 (15.49%) BDD
8 11 (15.49%) SDLC
9 9 (12.68%) DevOps
10 8 (11.27%) Change Control
10 8 (11.27%) Full Stack Development
10 8 (11.27%) Microservices
11 7 (9.86%) Clean Code
11 7 (9.86%) Coaching
12 6 (8.45%) E-Commerce
12 6 (8.45%) SOLID
13 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (70.42%) C#
2 31 (43.66%) JavaScript
3 30 (42.25%) Java
4 18 (25.35%) SQL
5 17 (23.94%) Python
6 14 (19.72%) C++
6 14 (19.72%) PHP
7 13 (18.31%) Ruby
8 12 (16.90%) Scala
9 8 (11.27%) Perl
10 7 (9.86%) Apple Swift
10 7 (9.86%) Dart
10 7 (9.86%) Kotlin
10 7 (9.86%) MATLAB
10 7 (9.86%) Objective-C
10 7 (9.86%) Pascal
10 7 (9.86%) R
10 7 (9.86%) VB.NET
11 3 (4.23%) TypeScript
11 3 (4.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared
1 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (23.94%) Salesforce.com
2 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.23%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle
4 1 (1.41%) Zend