The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

Developer
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 871 871 870
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.89% 29.66% 27.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 39.50% 31.29% 29.16%
Number of salaries quoted 502 549 571
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2205 2784 2984
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.91% 94.79% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1362 1809 1843
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow 0 475 £45,000 +12.50% 56
Edinburgh +1 331 £42,500 -2.29% 65
West Lothian 0 29 £41,000 +4.45% 2
Dundee +4 13 £40,000 +33.33% 4
Stirling +2 5 - -
Fife +2 5 £27,000 -14.96%
Aberdeen +2 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Perth and Kinross +2 3 - -
South Lanarkshire 0 3 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Scottish Borders 0 2 £43,750 +45.83%
Renfrewshire -2 1 £45,000 +26.76%
Moray - 1 - -
Angus - 1 £40,000 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 £32,500 - 2
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 764 (46.25%) Agile Software Development
2 626 (37.89%) C#
3 588 (35.59%) .NET
4 572 (34.62%) Java
5 547 (33.11%) JavaScript
6 519 (31.42%) SQL
7 456 (27.60%) HTML
8 449 (27.18%) SQL Server
9 404 (24.46%) MVC
10 391 (23.67%) Finance
11 382 (23.12%) CSS
12 376 (22.76%) ASP.NET
13 323 (19.55%) TDD
14 299 (18.10%) AngularJS
15 239 (14.47%) ASP.NET MVC
15 239 (14.47%) Relational Database
16 222 (13.44%) Degree
17 196 (11.86%) Oracle
18 194 (11.74%) Scrum
19 192 (11.62%) HTML5
20 190 (11.50%) Web Development
21 189 (11.44%) Microsoft
22 186 (11.26%) OO
23 182 (11.02%) Git (software)
24 177 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
25 169 (10.23%) PL/SQL
26 166 (10.05%) Spring
27 164 (9.93%) PHP
28 161 (9.75%) SDLC
29 154 (9.32%) jQuery

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 65 (3.93%) CMS
2 39 (2.36%) JBoss
3 30 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 26 (1.57%) SharePoint
5 25 (1.51%) IIS
6 23 (1.39%) WebSphere
7 20 (1.21%) Apache
7 20 (1.21%) WordPress
8 19 (1.15%) Drupal
9 17 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 15 (0.91%) Umbraco
11 13 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
12 11 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (0.61%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.48%) Alfresco
15 7 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
16 6 (0.36%) Apache Spark
16 6 (0.36%) SAS
17 5 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
17 5 (0.30%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 89 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.15%) Photoshop
3 18 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
4 6 (0.36%) InDesign
5 4 (0.24%) MS Office
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.12%) Houdini
6 2 (0.12%) InVision
6 2 (0.12%) Maya
6 2 (0.12%) NUKE
6 2 (0.12%) UXPin
7 1 (0.061%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 40 (2.42%) Magento
2 18 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
3 17 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (0.97%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.061%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.061%) Line 500
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.061%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.061%) Sage BI
8 1 (0.061%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 97 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (2.00%) SaaS
4 18 (1.09%) GitHub
5 11 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.61%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.18%) IaaS
8 3 (0.18%) iPaaS
8 3 (0.18%) PaaS
9 2 (0.12%) Office 365
9 2 (0.12%) Slack
10 1 (0.061%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.061%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.061%) Asana
10 1 (0.061%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.061%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.061%) iTunes
10 1 (0.061%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.061%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.39%) Internet
2 8 (0.48%) Intranet
3 5 (0.30%) Wireless
4 4 (0.24%) Firewall
4 4 (0.24%) LDAP
5 3 (0.18%) HTTP
5 3 (0.18%) Telnet
6 2 (0.12%) Multicast
7 1 (0.061%) SMS
7 1 (0.061%) SMTP
7 1 (0.061%) SNMP
7 1 (0.061%) SSH
7 1 (0.061%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 449 (27.18%) SQL Server
2 239 (14.47%) Relational Database
3 133 (8.05%) RDBMS
4 113 (6.84%) MySQL
5 108 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 108 (6.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 85 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
6 85 (5.15%) NoSQL
7 74 (4.48%) Big Data
7 74 (4.48%) Oracle Database
8 63 (3.81%) MongoDB
9 51 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
10 43 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
11 38 (2.30%) Oracle Database 10g
12 37 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
13 36 (2.18%) SQL Server 2005
14 30 (1.82%) DB2
15 28 (1.69%) Hadoop
15 28 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
16 27 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 182 (11.02%) Git (software)
2 98 (5.93%) Visual Studio
3 66 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 55 (3.33%) Maven
4 55 (3.33%) Subversion
5 40 (2.42%) Selenium
6 39 (2.36%) PowerBuilder
7 36 (2.18%) JIRA
8 34 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (1.76%) JUnit
10 28 (1.69%) Talend Open Studio
11 27 (1.63%) Bitbucket
12 25 (1.51%) Oracle APEX
13 23 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
14 22 (1.33%) Grunt
15 21 (1.27%) gulp
15 21 (1.27%) PVCS
16 17 (1.03%) Eclipse
17 16 (0.97%) Dreamweaver
18 15 (0.91%) NUnit
General
1 391 (23.67%) Finance
2 82 (4.96%) Banking
3 42 (2.54%) Investment Banking
4 36 (2.18%) Games
5 35 (2.12%) Marketing
6 33 (2.00%) Advertising
7 17 (1.03%) Retail
8 16 (0.97%) Automotive
9 9 (0.54%) Legal
9 9 (0.54%) Local Government
10 6 (0.36%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.30%) Back Office
11 5 (0.30%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.30%) German Language
12 4 (0.24%) Front Office
12 4 (0.24%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.12%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.061%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.061%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 588 (35.59%) .NET
2 456 (27.60%) HTML
3 382 (23.12%) CSS
4 376 (22.76%) ASP.NET
5 299 (18.10%) AngularJS
6 239 (14.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 192 (11.62%) HTML5
8 166 (10.05%) Spring
9 154 (9.32%) jQuery
10 145 (8.78%) XML
11 119 (7.20%) CSS3
12 106 (6.42%) .NET Framework
13 104 (6.30%) Web Services
14 103 (6.23%) Node.js
15 98 (5.93%) RESTful
16 90 (5.45%) Hibernate
17 89 (5.39%) ASP.NET Web API
18 87 (5.27%) Entity Framework
19 85 (5.15%) WCF
20 72 (4.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 120 (7.26%) Computer Science
2 111 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (4.66%) Mobile App
4 67 (4.06%) Enterprise Software
4 67 (4.06%) User Experience
5 24 (1.45%) Credit Risk
6 21 (1.27%) Hedge funds
6 21 (1.27%) Reference Data
7 20 (1.21%) Algorithms
7 20 (1.21%) Data Structures
8 14 (0.85%) Market Risk
9 12 (0.73%) Client/Server
10 11 (0.67%) Fintech
11 10 (0.61%) Derivative
11 10 (0.61%) Robotics
12 9 (0.54%) Digital Media
13 7 (0.42%) FMCG
14 6 (0.36%) Social Media
15 5 (0.30%) Augmented Reality
15 5 (0.30%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 103 (6.23%) Linux
2 74 (4.48%) Apple iOS
3 71 (4.30%) Android
4 61 (3.69%) Unix
5 37 (2.24%) Windows
6 9 (0.54%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.42%) Solaris
8 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.12%) ThreadX
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.061%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.061%) MVS
11 1 (0.061%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.061%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 764 (46.25%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (24.46%) MVC
3 323 (19.55%) TDD
4 194 (11.74%) Scrum
5 190 (11.50%) Web Development
6 186 (11.26%) OO
7 177 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 161 (9.75%) SDLC
9 149 (9.02%) Software Engineering
10 114 (6.90%) Front End Development
11 91 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
12 88 (5.33%) BDD
12 88 (5.33%) Open Source
13 87 (5.27%) Web Application Development
14 78 (4.72%) Unit Testing
15 72 (4.36%) SOA
16 70 (4.24%) ETL
17 65 (3.93%) Mentoring
18 59 (3.57%) Mobile Development
19 55 (3.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 626 (37.89%) C#
2 572 (34.62%) Java
3 547 (33.11%) JavaScript
4 519 (31.42%) SQL
5 169 (10.23%) PL/SQL
6 164 (9.93%) PHP
7 148 (8.96%) Python
8 92 (5.57%) Ruby
9 87 (5.27%) T-SQL
10 75 (4.54%) C++
11 65 (3.93%) VB.NET
12 37 (2.24%) Perl
13 32 (1.94%) Objective-C
14 31 (1.88%) Shell Script
15 28 (1.69%) VBA
16 21 (1.27%) Apple Swift
16 21 (1.27%) Scala
16 21 (1.27%) TypeScript
17 20 (1.21%) PowerShell
18 19 (1.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 222 (13.44%) Degree
2 43 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 36 (2.18%) MySQL Certification
4 9 (0.54%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.12%) HND
6 2 (0.12%) MCP
7 1 (0.061%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.061%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.00%) QA
2 21 (1.27%) Basel III
3 7 (0.42%) MiFID
4 6 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.24%) EMIR
5 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (1.21%) Docker
2 7 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.24%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.24%) NFS
3 4 (0.24%) Samba
3 4 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (0.24%) cPanel
1 4 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (0.24%) Puppet
2 2 (0.12%) Ansible
2 2 (0.12%) Chronos
2 2 (0.12%) HAProxy
2 2 (0.12%) Marathon
3 1 (0.061%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.061%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 196 (11.86%) Oracle
2 189 (11.44%) Microsoft
3 47 (2.85%) Zend
4 42 (2.54%) Xamarin
5 30 (1.82%) Perforce
6 28 (1.69%) Talend
7 24 (1.45%) Google
7 24 (1.45%) Tableau
8 22 (1.33%) Adobe
9 18 (1.09%) MicroStrategy
10 16 (0.97%) Sybase
10 16 (0.97%) Twitter
11 15 (0.91%) Facebook
12 12 (0.73%) Alterian
12 12 (0.73%) Cognos
12 12 (0.73%) IBM
13 11 (0.67%) Red Hat
13 11 (0.67%) Sitecore
14 7 (0.42%) Netezza
14 7 (0.42%) Splunk
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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