Period
to 19 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

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

Developer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,442 1,548 1,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 30.04% 28.77% 32.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.44% 30.07% 33.56%
Number of salaries quoted 924 1,128 1,245
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £61,025 £62,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,586 5,148 5,298
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.52% 95.67% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,820 3,389 3,381
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Scotland

Developer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Developer in Scotland

Developer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Developer in Scotland

Developer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +1 758 £45,000 -5.26% 163
Edinburgh 0 512 £44,000 -2.22% 132
Aberdeen 0 35 £44,676 +5.12% 16
Dundee 0 24 £40,000 +0.63% 5
West Lothian +3 21 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Fife +5 17 £37,500 +31.58%
Stirling +2 11 £40,000 +6.67% 3
West Dunbartonshire +3 8 - - 1
South Lanarkshire +2 8 £38,750 -8.82%
North Lanarkshire +1 4 £43,750 -16.67% 2
Scottish Borders +4 2 £27,000 +8.00%
Perth and Kinross +2 2 - -
Renfrewshire +1 2 £55,000 - 7
Lanarkshire 0 2 £35,000 -17.65%
Dumfries and Galloway - 2 £60,000 -
Aberdeenshire -2 1 - -
Angus - 1 £45,000 -
East Lothian - 1 £27,500 - 1
Developer
UK

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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 Scotland region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 664 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
2 584 (40.50%) JavaScript
3 525 (36.41%) SQL
4 454 (31.48%) .NET
5 439 (30.44%) HTML
6 434 (30.10%) C#
7 432 (29.96%) CSS
8 399 (27.67%) Java
9 315 (21.84%) AngularJS
10 304 (21.08%) SQL Server
11 273 (18.93%) Finance
12 244 (16.92%) MVC
13 243 (16.85%) React
14 240 (16.64%) Azure
15 225 (15.60%) ASP.NET
16 220 (15.26%) Git (software)
17 198 (13.73%) TDD
18 195 (13.52%) Microsoft
19 188 (13.04%) SDLC
20 186 (12.90%) Microservices
21 173 (12.00%) Python
22 166 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
23 162 (11.23%) Front End Development
24 157 (10.89%) Mentoring
25 147 (10.19%) HTML5
26 140 (9.71%) DevOps
27 139 (9.64%) jQuery
28 135 (9.36%) OO
29 133 (9.22%) Web Development
30 132 (9.15%) Degree

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 32 (2.22%) Apache
2 23 (1.60%) Tomcat
2 23 (1.60%) Umbraco
3 18 (1.25%) Apache Spark
4 16 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.11%) WebLogic
5 14 (0.97%) CMS
6 12 (0.83%) JBoss
6 12 (0.83%) WordPress
7 10 (0.69%) IIS
8 9 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.55%) Confluence
9 8 (0.55%) nginx
10 6 (0.42%) Jetty
11 5 (0.35%) lighttpd
11 5 (0.35%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.35%) SAS
12 4 (0.28%) Appian
12 4 (0.28%) Drupal
12 4 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (0.69%) Chatbot
2 9 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (0.62%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.28%) Sketch
6 3 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.21%) Adobe XD
6 3 (0.21%) Figma
6 3 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.069%) InVision
Business Applications
1 25 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.90%) Magento
3 6 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.35%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.28%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.14%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 2 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.14%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.069%) Maximo
8 1 (0.069%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.069%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 240 (16.64%) Azure
2 98 (6.80%) AWS
3 51 (3.54%) Power Platform
4 24 (1.66%) SaaS
5 23 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
6 20 (1.39%) GCP
7 15 (1.04%) Office 365
8 13 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.90%) npm
9 9 (0.62%) GitHub
10 8 (0.55%) PowerApps
11 7 (0.49%) Serverless
12 5 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.21%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.21%) iTunes
13 3 (0.21%) Yarn
14 2 (0.14%) Amazon Alexa
14 2 (0.14%) ShareGate
14 2 (0.14%) Siri
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.22%) Internet
2 12 (0.83%) HTTP
3 8 (0.55%) Intranet
4 7 (0.49%) Broadband
5 5 (0.35%) 2G
5 5 (0.35%) 3G
5 5 (0.35%) 4G
5 5 (0.35%) 5G
5 5 (0.35%) OpenFlow
5 5 (0.35%) Software-Defined Networking
6 4 (0.28%) Wireless
7 3 (0.21%) SSL
8 2 (0.14%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.069%) Network Security
9 1 (0.069%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (21.08%) SQL Server
2 103 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 87 (6.03%) MySQL
4 84 (5.83%) Big Data
5 64 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
6 62 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 61 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 58 (4.02%) MongoDB
9 57 (3.95%) NoSQL
10 54 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
11 51 (3.54%) Power BI
12 29 (2.01%) Oracle Database
12 29 (2.01%) RDBMS
13 26 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (1.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 14 (0.97%) Hadoop
15 14 (0.97%) MariaDB
16 13 (0.90%) Cosmos DB
16 13 (0.90%) Text Mining
17 12 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 220 (15.26%) Git (software)
2 77 (5.34%) Jenkins
3 51 (3.54%) TeamCity
4 47 (3.26%) Visual Studio
5 36 (2.50%) JIRA
6 35 (2.43%) Gradle
7 33 (2.29%) Subversion
7 33 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (2.01%) Ant
9 25 (1.73%) Maven
9 25 (1.73%) Selenium
10 23 (1.60%) JUnit
11 18 (1.25%) webpack
12 17 (1.18%) Apache Ivy
13 16 (1.11%) gulp
13 16 (1.11%) NUnit
14 13 (0.90%) Hudson
15 12 (0.83%) Grunt
15 12 (0.83%) SonarQube
16 11 (0.76%) Bitbucket
General
1 273 (18.93%) Finance
2 55 (3.81%) Public Sector
3 48 (3.33%) Retail
4 30 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 29 (2.01%) Banking
6 27 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.60%) Automotive
8 17 (1.18%) Games
8 17 (1.18%) Marketing
9 15 (1.04%) Legal
10 8 (0.55%) Electronics
10 8 (0.55%) Law
10 8 (0.55%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.42%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.28%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.069%) Advertising
14 1 (0.069%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 454 (31.48%) .NET
2 439 (30.44%) HTML
3 432 (29.96%) CSS
4 315 (21.84%) AngularJS
5 243 (16.85%) React
6 225 (15.60%) ASP.NET
7 147 (10.19%) HTML5
8 139 (9.64%) jQuery
9 129 (8.95%) REST
10 127 (8.81%) .NET Core
11 120 (8.32%) ASP.NET MVC
12 112 (7.77%) Spring
13 109 (7.56%) Node.js
14 103 (7.14%) RESTful
15 102 (7.07%) Web Services
16 99 (6.87%) .NET Framework
17 87 (6.03%) CSS3
18 79 (5.48%) JSON
19 74 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web API
20 68 (4.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 113 (7.84%) Greenfield Project
2 90 (6.24%) User Experience
3 69 (4.79%) Mobile App
4 62 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
5 61 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
6 36 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (2.15%) Robotics
8 13 (0.90%) Internet of Things
9 12 (0.83%) Algorithms
9 12 (0.83%) Cloud Native
10 10 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (0.55%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.55%) NHS
12 7 (0.49%) Driving Licence
12 7 (0.49%) EPoS
13 6 (0.42%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.35%) Cyberthreat
14 5 (0.35%) Data Centre
14 5 (0.35%) PMI
14 5 (0.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 106 (7.35%) Linux
2 86 (5.96%) Apple iOS
3 84 (5.83%) Android
4 50 (3.47%) Unix
5 27 (1.87%) Windows
6 7 (0.49%) CentOS
7 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.28%) VMS
7 4 (0.28%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.14%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.069%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 664 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (16.92%) MVC
3 198 (13.73%) TDD
4 188 (13.04%) SDLC
5 186 (12.90%) Microservices
6 166 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
7 162 (11.23%) Front End Development
8 157 (10.89%) Mentoring
9 140 (9.71%) DevOps
10 135 (9.36%) OO
11 133 (9.22%) Web Development
12 132 (9.15%) Software Engineering
12 132 (9.15%) Test Automation
13 116 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
14 108 (7.49%) Computer Science
14 108 (7.49%) Scrum
15 101 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
16 94 (6.52%) ETL
17 86 (5.96%) Fintech
18 79 (5.48%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 584 (40.50%) JavaScript
2 525 (36.41%) SQL
3 434 (30.10%) C#
4 399 (27.67%) Java
5 173 (12.00%) Python
6 94 (6.52%) PHP
7 83 (5.76%) T-SQL
8 81 (5.62%) PL/SQL
8 81 (5.62%) TypeScript
9 71 (4.92%) Java 8
10 62 (4.30%) Ruby
11 44 (3.05%) Kotlin
11 44 (3.05%) PowerShell
12 40 (2.77%) C++
13 39 (2.70%) ES6
14 34 (2.36%) Apple Swift
15 29 (2.01%) Objective-C
15 29 (2.01%) VB.NET
16 27 (1.87%) Perl
17 18 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 132 (9.15%) Degree
2 58 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (0.76%) HND
5 9 (0.62%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.35%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.35%) MCSD
6 5 (0.35%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.21%) MCAD
7 3 (0.21%) MCTS
8 2 (0.14%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.14%) MCP
8 2 (0.14%) OCA
8 2 (0.14%) OCP
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.14%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.069%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.069%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.33%) QA
2 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.21%) GDPR
4 2 (0.14%) SLA
5 1 (0.069%) JTAG
5 1 (0.069%) PSD2
5 1 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 77 (5.34%) Docker
2 5 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.069%) Firmware
5 1 (0.069%) HDFS
5 1 (0.069%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 52 (3.61%) Kubernetes
2 33 (2.29%) Ansible
3 9 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (0.35%) Terraform
6 2 (0.14%) Consul
7 1 (0.069%) Istio
7 1 (0.069%) PingFederate
7 1 (0.069%) Rancher
Vendors
1 195 (13.52%) Microsoft
2 119 (8.25%) Oracle
3 31 (2.15%) Adobe
4 25 (1.73%) SAP
5 24 (1.66%) Xamarin
6 19 (1.32%) Apple
7 18 (1.25%) Google
7 18 (1.25%) Informatica
8 17 (1.18%) Micro Focus
9 16 (1.11%) Zend
10 15 (1.04%) Tableau
11 14 (0.97%) Red Hat
11 14 (0.97%) ServiceNow
12 12 (0.83%) Blue Prism
12 12 (0.83%) UiPath
13 11 (0.76%) Automation Anywhere
14 9 (0.62%) Hyperion
15 8 (0.55%) Ab Initio
15 8 (0.55%) Cognos
15 8 (0.55%) IBM