Period
to 27 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 78 112
Rank change year-on-year +12 +34 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 108 57 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 4.41% 2.86% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.56% 2.99% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 74 60 44
Glasgow median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -17.72%
10th Percentile £28,425 £30,995 £27,875
90th Percentile £45,600 £52,400 £45,875
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%

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 2,371 1,908 2,560
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.74% 95.64% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,720 1,175 1,524
Glasgow median annual salary £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,988 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,600 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 66 (61.11%) Java
2 52 (48.15%) SQL
3 51 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (36.11%) C#
5 37 (34.26%) Oracle
5 37 (34.26%) .NET
6 33 (30.56%) TDD
7 31 (28.70%) PL/SQL
8 30 (27.78%) BDD
9 26 (24.07%) User Experience
9 26 (24.07%) JavaScript
10 25 (23.15%) Scrum
10 25 (23.15%) Software Delivery
11 24 (22.22%) OLTP
12 23 (21.30%) MVC
13 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
13 22 (20.37%) OO
14 21 (19.44%) Visualisation
14 21 (19.44%) Data Visualisation
15 20 (18.52%) Relational Database
15 20 (18.52%) ASP.NET
16 19 (17.59%) Git (software)
17 17 (15.74%) .NET Framework
17 17 (15.74%) REST
18 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
18 16 (14.81%) Python
19 15 (13.89%) SQL Server
19 15 (13.89%) Ruby
19 15 (13.89%) Entity Framework
20 14 (12.96%) Amazon AWS

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 11 (10.19%) JBoss
2 7 (6.48%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.70%) Confluence
3 4 (3.70%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.85%) CMS
5 2 (1.85%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.85%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.93%) GemFire
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.70%) GitHub
5 3 (2.78%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.41%) HTTP
2 3 (2.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.22%) OLTP
2 20 (18.52%) Relational Database
3 15 (13.89%) SQL Server
4 12 (11.11%) RDBMS
5 9 (8.33%) Big Data
5 9 (8.33%) MongoDB
6 8 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (7.41%) IBM InfoSphere
6 8 (7.41%) QlikView
6 8 (7.41%) Spotfire
6 8 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (6.48%) Oracle Database
8 6 (5.56%) NoSQL
9 5 (4.63%) DB2
9 5 (4.63%) KDB
10 4 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (2.78%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (2.78%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 19 (17.59%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.56%) JIRA
4 5 (4.63%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.63%) JUnit
4 5 (4.63%) Maven
4 5 (4.63%) Moq
4 5 (4.63%) NUnit
5 4 (3.70%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.70%) JBehave
5 4 (3.70%) JMeter
5 4 (3.70%) Selenium
5 4 (3.70%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.78%) PHPUnit
6 3 (2.78%) Subversion
7 2 (1.85%) Bitbucket
General
1 5 (4.63%) Advertising
2 2 (1.85%) Banking
2 2 (1.85%) Retail
3 1 (0.93%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (34.26%) .NET
2 20 (18.52%) ASP.NET
3 17 (15.74%) .NET Framework
3 17 (15.74%) REST
4 15 (13.89%) Entity Framework
5 11 (10.19%) React
6 9 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (8.33%) WCF
6 9 (8.33%) Web Services
7 8 (7.41%) CSS
8 7 (6.48%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (6.48%) HTML
8 7 (6.48%) Redux
9 6 (5.56%) Spring
10 5 (4.63%) Ajax
10 5 (4.63%) AngularJS
10 5 (4.63%) NHibernate
10 5 (4.63%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (4.63%) SOAP
11 4 (3.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (24.07%) User Experience
2 6 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.70%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.70%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.78%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.93%) Fintech
6 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.04%) Unix
2 9 (8.33%) Linux
3 2 (1.85%) Windows
4 1 (0.93%) Android
4 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (30.56%) TDD
3 30 (27.78%) BDD
4 25 (23.15%) Scrum
4 25 (23.15%) Software Delivery
5 23 (21.30%) MVC
6 22 (20.37%) OO
7 21 (19.44%) Data Visualisation
7 21 (19.44%) Visualisation
8 12 (11.11%) Analytics
8 12 (11.11%) SDLC
9 11 (10.19%) Test Automation
10 10 (9.26%) Unit Testing
11 9 (8.33%) Kanban
12 8 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (7.41%) DevOps
12 8 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (7.41%) Software Engineering
13 7 (6.48%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 7 (6.48%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 66 (61.11%) Java
2 52 (48.15%) SQL
3 39 (36.11%) C#
4 31 (28.70%) PL/SQL
5 26 (24.07%) JavaScript
6 16 (14.81%) Python
7 15 (13.89%) Ruby
8 13 (12.04%) C++
9 9 (8.33%) PHP
10 7 (6.48%) Clojure
10 7 (6.48%) Java 8
11 5 (4.63%) Perl
12 3 (2.78%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.78%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.93%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.93%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 12 (11.11%) Degree
2 6 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) SLA
Vendors
1 37 (34.26%) Oracle
2 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.41%) Informatica
3 8 (7.41%) MicroStrategy
3 8 (7.41%) Netezza
3 8 (7.41%) Tableau
3 8 (7.41%) Talend
4 5 (4.63%) Google
4 5 (4.63%) Sybase
5 3 (2.78%) Zend
6 2 (1.85%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com