Period
to 18 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 18 August 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 72 102
Rank change year-on-year -9 +30 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 91 78 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 3.93% 3.41% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.06% 3.60% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 65 85 32
Glasgow median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -15.66%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £45,150 £50,000 £49,000
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2,241 2,169 2,392
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.76% 94.80% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,641 1,304 1,323
Glasgow median annual salary £45,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% -2.76%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,575 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £61,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Glasgow

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in Glasgow.

Salary trend for Software Developer in Glasgow

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Glasgow over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 Glasgow region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 59 (64.84%) Java
2 54 (59.34%) SQL
3 41 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (40.66%) C#
5 36 (39.56%) Oracle
6 32 (35.16%) .NET
7 28 (30.77%) PL/SQL
7 28 (30.77%) TDD
7 28 (30.77%) BDD
8 27 (29.67%) User Experience
9 26 (28.57%) OLTP
10 25 (27.47%) Software Delivery
11 23 (25.27%) JavaScript
12 21 (23.08%) Visualisation
12 21 (23.08%) Data Visualisation
13 19 (20.88%) Relational Database
13 19 (20.88%) OO
14 18 (19.78%) Microsoft
15 17 (18.68%) MVC
15 17 (18.68%) Scrum
15 17 (18.68%) ASP.NET
16 16 (17.58%) Git (software)
17 13 (14.29%) RDBMS
17 13 (14.29%) React
18 12 (13.19%) SDLC
19 11 (12.09%) MongoDB
19 11 (12.09%) Unix
19 11 (12.09%) .NET Framework
20 10 (10.99%) C++
20 10 (10.99%) SQL Server

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 8 (8.79%) JBoss
2 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.20%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.20%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.10%) Confluence
4 1 (1.10%) Mule
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.10%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.40%) GitHub
4 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) HTTP
2 2 (2.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (28.57%) OLTP
2 19 (20.88%) Relational Database
3 13 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 11 (12.09%) MongoDB
5 10 (10.99%) Big Data
5 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
6 8 (8.79%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (8.79%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (8.79%) IBM InfoSphere
6 8 (8.79%) QlikView
6 8 (8.79%) Spotfire
6 8 (8.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (7.69%) Oracle Database
8 6 (6.59%) DB2
8 6 (6.59%) KDB
9 4 (4.40%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (1.10%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (1.10%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 16 (17.58%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.49%) Moq
2 5 (5.49%) NUnit
3 4 (4.40%) Bitbucket
4 3 (3.30%) JIRA
4 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.10%) JBehave
6 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.10%) JMeter
6 1 (1.10%) JUnit
6 1 (1.10%) Maven
6 1 (1.10%) Selenium
General
1 2 (2.20%) Advertising
2 1 (1.10%) Finance
2 1 (1.10%) Front Office
2 1 (1.10%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (35.16%) .NET
2 17 (18.68%) ASP.NET
3 13 (14.29%) React
4 11 (12.09%) .NET Framework
5 9 (9.89%) Entity Framework
6 7 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (7.69%) CSS
6 7 (7.69%) Redux
6 7 (7.69%) REST
7 6 (6.59%) HTML
7 6 (6.59%) Spring
8 5 (5.49%) AngularJS
8 5 (5.49%) NHibernate
9 4 (4.40%) .NET Core
9 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (4.40%) Web Services
10 3 (3.30%) Ajax
10 3 (3.30%) jQuery
10 3 (3.30%) WCF
11 2 (2.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (29.67%) User Experience
2 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.30%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.09%) Unix
2 9 (9.89%) Linux
3 2 (2.20%) Windows
4 1 (1.10%) Android
4 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (30.77%) BDD
2 28 (30.77%) TDD
3 25 (27.47%) Software Delivery
4 21 (23.08%) Data Visualisation
4 21 (23.08%) Visualisation
5 19 (20.88%) OO
6 17 (18.68%) MVC
6 17 (18.68%) Scrum
7 12 (13.19%) SDLC
8 10 (10.99%) Analytics
9 9 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 7 (7.69%) Extreme Programming
10 7 (7.69%) OOP
10 7 (7.69%) Unit Testing
11 6 (6.59%) Refactoring
11 6 (6.59%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (5.49%) Kanban
12 5 (5.49%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 59 (64.84%) Java
2 54 (59.34%) SQL
3 37 (40.66%) C#
4 28 (30.77%) PL/SQL
5 23 (25.27%) JavaScript
6 10 (10.99%) C++
7 7 (7.69%) Clojure
7 7 (7.69%) Java 8
7 7 (7.69%) Python
8 6 (6.59%) Perl
8 6 (6.59%) Ruby
9 4 (4.40%) PHP
9 4 (4.40%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.20%) Groovy
10 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.10%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.10%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.79%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 36 (39.56%) Oracle
2 18 (19.78%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.79%) Informatica
3 8 (8.79%) MicroStrategy
3 8 (8.79%) Netezza
3 8 (8.79%) Tableau
3 8 (8.79%) Talend
4 6 (6.59%) Sybase
5 2 (2.20%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.10%) Google
6 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.10%) Xamarin