Period
to 20 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,554 1,925 1,649
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.34% 36.10% 29.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.62% 37.84% 30.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,159 1,281 943
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £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 5,246 5,087 5,428
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.39% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3,543 3,162 3,278
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £28,722 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,375 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018. 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 -1 893 £45,500 +1.11% 127
Edinburgh 0 520 £45,000 +12.50% 108
West Lothian -4 39 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Aberdeen +8 30 £43,000 +22.86% 6
Dundee +5 16 £37,500 - 7
Stirling -1 16 £37,500 - 1
South Lanarkshire +3 15 £42,500 -10.53%
Fife -7 8 £39,000 -0.35%
North Lanarkshire +3 4 £40,000 - 1
South Ayrshire - 3 - -
Midlothian - 2 £37,500 - 1
Renfrewshire 0 1 - -
Lanarkshire -1 1 £42,500 +30.77%
Aberdeenshire - 1 £37,500 - 8
Ayrshire - 1 £27,500 - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - - 1
Highlands - 1 £32,500 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £38,000 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £25,000 - 1
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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.

1 712 (45.82%) Agile Software Development
2 633 (40.73%) C#
3 604 (38.87%) SQL
4 593 (38.16%) JavaScript
5 570 (36.68%) .NET
6 541 (34.81%) Java
7 442 (28.44%) HTML
8 410 (26.38%) SQL Server
9 381 (24.52%) MVC
10 348 (22.39%) TDD
11 345 (22.20%) CSS
12 344 (22.14%) AngularJS
13 320 (20.59%) ASP.NET
14 318 (20.46%) Finance
15 247 (15.89%) OO
16 237 (15.25%) Git (software)
17 232 (14.93%) Scrum
18 228 (14.67%) Oracle
19 221 (14.22%) SDLC
20 219 (14.09%) Spring
21 210 (13.51%) Microsoft
21 210 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
22 197 (12.68%) Python
23 193 (12.42%) Web Development
24 188 (12.10%) BDD
25 181 (11.65%) NoSQL
26 168 (10.81%) Node.js
26 168 (10.81%) React
27 167 (10.75%) HTML5
28 166 (10.68%) Software Engineering

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 59 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.57%) JBoss
3 38 (2.45%) CMS
4 29 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (1.35%) Tomcat
6 20 (1.29%) Umbraco
7 19 (1.22%) WebSphere
8 17 (1.09%) IIS
9 15 (0.97%) Apache Spark
10 14 (0.90%) MQSeries
11 13 (0.84%) SAS
12 12 (0.77%) WordPress
13 9 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.58%) Skype for Business
13 9 (0.58%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.51%) Apache
14 8 (0.51%) EPiServer
15 7 (0.45%) Jetty
16 5 (0.32%) Drupal
16 5 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.32%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.13%) InVision
5 1 (0.064%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.064%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.064%) Maya
Business Applications
1 47 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
3 7 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.32%) Magento
5 4 (0.26%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.064%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.064%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.064%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.064%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.064%) nopCommerce
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.064%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.064%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 162 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (3.73%) npm
4 31 (1.99%) GitHub
5 30 (1.93%) Office 365
5 30 (1.93%) SaaS
6 23 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
8 12 (0.77%) Serverless
9 11 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.64%) Azure Functions
11 9 (0.58%) Yammer
12 6 (0.39%) iTunes
13 5 (0.32%) Yarn
14 3 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.13%) Slack
16 1 (0.064%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.67%) SMS
2 22 (1.42%) Internet
3 15 (0.97%) Intranet
4 11 (0.71%) HTTP
5 9 (0.58%) Skype
6 6 (0.39%) Hyperconnected
7 3 (0.19%) AMQP
8 1 (0.064%) ATM
8 1 (0.064%) DAB
8 1 (0.064%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.064%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.064%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.064%) SAN
8 1 (0.064%) SNMP
8 1 (0.064%) SSL
8 1 (0.064%) VSAN
8 1 (0.064%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 410 (26.38%) SQL Server
2 181 (11.65%) NoSQL
3 122 (7.85%) Relational Database
4 87 (5.60%) PostgreSQL
5 84 (5.41%) MySQL
6 72 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 65 (4.18%) Big Data
8 64 (4.12%) SQL Server 2016
9 60 (3.86%) MongoDB
10 59 (3.80%) RDBMS
11 55 (3.54%) Hadoop
12 54 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 40 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
14 39 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 37 (2.38%) Oracle Database
16 35 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
17 34 (2.19%) OLTP
18 28 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
19 23 (1.48%) Power BI
19 23 (1.48%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 237 (15.25%) Git (software)
2 99 (6.37%) Maven
3 93 (5.98%) Visual Studio
4 59 (3.80%) Subversion
5 57 (3.67%) Jenkins
6 54 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 44 (2.83%) JUnit
8 35 (2.25%) Grunt
8 35 (2.25%) webpack
9 33 (2.12%) Cucumber
9 33 (2.12%) gulp
10 31 (1.99%) NUnit
11 26 (1.67%) Selenium
12 24 (1.54%) Eclipse
12 24 (1.54%) JIRA
13 22 (1.42%) Gradle
14 21 (1.35%) Bitbucket
14 21 (1.35%) TeamCity
15 16 (1.03%) Babel
15 16 (1.03%) Toad
General
1 318 (20.46%) Finance
2 90 (5.79%) Banking
3 41 (2.64%) Advertising
4 33 (2.12%) Retail
5 29 (1.87%) Law
6 24 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.48%) Marketing
8 13 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.58%) Electronics
11 8 (0.51%) Games
12 6 (0.39%) Legal
12 6 (0.39%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.32%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.26%) Front Office
15 3 (0.19%) Publishing
16 2 (0.13%) Private Banking
17 1 (0.064%) Back Office
17 1 (0.064%) Billing
17 1 (0.064%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 570 (36.68%) .NET
2 442 (28.44%) HTML
3 345 (22.20%) CSS
4 344 (22.14%) AngularJS
5 320 (20.59%) ASP.NET
6 219 (14.09%) Spring
7 210 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 168 (10.81%) Node.js
8 168 (10.81%) React
9 167 (10.75%) HTML5
10 153 (9.85%) Hibernate
11 149 (9.59%) Web Services
12 144 (9.27%) jQuery
13 137 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
13 137 (8.82%) RESTful
14 134 (8.62%) WCF
15 114 (7.34%) .NET Framework
16 106 (6.82%) REST
17 103 (6.63%) XML
18 85 (5.47%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 125 (8.04%) Enterprise Software
2 102 (6.56%) User Experience
3 85 (5.47%) Computer Science
4 77 (4.95%) Greenfield Project
5 75 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
6 72 (4.63%) Fintech
7 42 (2.70%) Algorithms
8 40 (2.57%) Mobile App
9 32 (2.06%) Data Structures
10 20 (1.29%) Robotics
11 17 (1.09%) Driving Licence
12 16 (1.03%) Virtual Team
13 14 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (0.71%) 3D Graphics
14 11 (0.71%) Fixed Income
14 11 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
15 10 (0.64%) Smartphone
16 9 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
17 7 (0.45%) Internet of Things
17 7 (0.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 76 (4.89%) Linux
2 64 (4.12%) Unix
2 64 (4.12%) Windows
3 55 (3.54%) Android
4 47 (3.02%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.51%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.39%) CentOS
7 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.064%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.064%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.064%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 712 (45.82%) Agile Software Development
2 381 (24.52%) MVC
3 348 (22.39%) TDD
4 247 (15.89%) OO
5 232 (14.93%) Scrum
6 221 (14.22%) SDLC
7 193 (12.42%) Web Development
8 188 (12.10%) BDD
9 166 (10.68%) Software Engineering
10 136 (8.75%) Test Automation
11 134 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
12 132 (8.49%) Unit Testing
13 127 (8.17%) Problem-Solving
14 109 (7.01%) OOP
15 103 (6.63%) Front End Development
16 98 (6.31%) Mentoring
17 97 (6.24%) Business Intelligence
18 95 (6.11%) Collaborative Working
19 88 (5.66%) Microservices
20 85 (5.47%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 633 (40.73%) C#
2 604 (38.87%) SQL
3 593 (38.16%) JavaScript
4 541 (34.81%) Java
5 197 (12.68%) Python
6 120 (7.72%) PL/SQL
7 108 (6.95%) PHP
8 100 (6.44%) C++
9 81 (5.21%) T-SQL
10 69 (4.44%) Ruby
10 69 (4.44%) TypeScript
11 32 (2.06%) VB.NET
12 29 (1.87%) Java 8
13 23 (1.48%) C
14 22 (1.42%) Apple Swift
14 22 (1.42%) ES6
14 22 (1.42%) Objective-C
15 21 (1.35%) Kotlin
15 21 (1.35%) Shell Script
16 20 (1.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 161 (10.36%) Degree
2 45 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (1.80%) Security Cleared
4 19 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.32%) PhD
6 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.19%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.19%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.19%) MBA
8 2 (0.13%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.064%) ACCA
9 1 (0.064%) CIMA
9 1 (0.064%) HND
9 1 (0.064%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.064%) MCP
9 1 (0.064%) MCSD
9 1 (0.064%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.064%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.93%) QA
2 10 (0.64%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.26%) SLA
4 3 (0.19%) GDPR
4 3 (0.19%) IEC 62304
4 3 (0.19%) ISO 13485
4 3 (0.19%) JTAG
5 1 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (5.79%) Docker
2 6 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.13%) Firmware
3 2 (0.13%) HDFS
3 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.064%) NFS
4 1 (0.064%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.064%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.064%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.064%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 62 (3.99%) Ansible
2 61 (3.93%) Puppet
3 28 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (0.58%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.39%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.064%) Marathon
7 1 (0.064%) Mesos
7 1 (0.064%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.064%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.064%) Terraform
7 1 (0.064%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.064%) vMotion
Vendors
1 228 (14.67%) Oracle
2 210 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 38 (2.45%) Google
4 37 (2.38%) Xamarin
5 36 (2.32%) Sybase
6 25 (1.61%) Facebook
7 24 (1.54%) SAP
8 20 (1.29%) Tableau
9 19 (1.22%) IBM
9 19 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (1.09%) TIBCO
11 16 (1.03%) Informatica
12 13 (0.84%) Avaloq
13 10 (0.64%) MicroStrategy
14 9 (0.58%) Talend
15 8 (0.51%) Cognizant
15 8 (0.51%) Cognos
15 8 (0.51%) Netezza
16 7 (0.45%) Red Hat
16 7 (0.45%) Temenos