Period
to 29 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 589 1,464 1,549
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 34.36% 30.51% 28.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 35.65% 31.94% 30.24%
Number of salaries quoted 517 998 1,161
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,400 £31,250 £32,250
90th Percentile £64,250 £60,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 1,652 4,584 5,123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 95.52% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,198 2,822 3,354
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £69,375
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Scotland

Developer
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in Scotland.

Salary trend for Developer in Scotland

Developer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in Scotland over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

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 29 October 2020. 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 0 283 £47,500 +5.56% 81
Edinburgh +2 224 £47,500 +5.56% 95
Dundee -5 16 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Fife +3 10 £39,500 +5.33% 4
Stirling -4 10 £42,500 -8.11% 6
West Lothian +5 9 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Scottish Borders +2 4 £55,000 +103.70%
Aberdeen -5 3 £40,000 -11.11% 4
South Lanarkshire -2 2 £45,000 +20.00%
Highlands - 2 £41,500 - 2
Renfrewshire +7 1 £55,000 - 3
Moray - 1 - -
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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.

1 202 (34.30%) JavaScript
2 184 (31.24%) .NET
3 179 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
4 172 (29.20%) C#
5 147 (24.96%) Java
6 124 (21.05%) Finance
7 121 (20.54%) SQL
8 105 (17.83%) React
9 104 (17.66%) HTML
10 96 (16.30%) CSS
11 89 (15.11%) AngularJS
12 80 (13.58%) Azure
13 79 (13.41%) Git (software)
14 76 (12.90%) SQL Server
15 74 (12.56%) TDD
16 73 (12.39%) Mentoring
17 72 (12.22%) Microsoft
18 70 (11.88%) Front End Development
19 68 (11.54%) Python
19 68 (11.54%) Microservices
20 66 (11.21%) Software Engineering
21 65 (11.04%) .NET Framework
21 65 (11.04%) OO
21 65 (11.04%) Vue.js
22 62 (10.53%) C++
23 59 (10.02%) .NET Core
24 57 (9.68%) MVC
25 55 (9.34%) Web Development
26 54 (9.17%) PHP
27 52 (8.83%) DevOps

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 15 (2.55%) Apache
2 13 (2.21%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.87%) CMS
3 11 (1.87%) WordPress
4 6 (1.02%) Drupal
4 6 (1.02%) nginx
4 6 (1.02%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.51%) GlassFish
6 3 (0.51%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.34%) IIS
7 2 (0.34%) SAS
7 2 (0.34%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.17%) Kentico
8 1 (0.17%) Moodle
Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.51%) GIMP
2 3 (0.51%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.17%) InDesign
4 1 (0.17%) Simulink
4 1 (0.17%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (1.36%) Magento
2 3 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.51%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (0.51%) Shopify
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 80 (13.58%) Azure
2 51 (8.66%) AWS
3 38 (6.45%) SaaS
4 17 (2.89%) Power Platform
5 9 (1.53%) npm
5 9 (1.53%) Yarn
6 8 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.36%) GCP
7 7 (1.19%) Firebase
8 6 (1.02%) Serverless
9 4 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.68%) PowerApps
10 3 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.34%) PaaS
12 1 (0.17%) AWS CodeDeploy
12 1 (0.17%) AWS Fargate
12 1 (0.17%) GitHub
12 1 (0.17%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.68%) Internet
2 3 (0.51%) Network Security
2 3 (0.51%) NGN
2 3 (0.51%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.34%) HTTP
3 2 (0.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.28%) MySQL
2 37 (6.28%) Relational Database
3 23 (3.90%) NoSQL
4 19 (3.23%) Big Data
4 19 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (2.21%) Power BI
5 13 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (2.04%) MongoDB
7 11 (1.87%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.19%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.02%) GIS
13 5 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.85%) QlikView
14 4 (0.68%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 79 (13.41%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.55%) JIRA
2 15 (2.55%) webpack
3 14 (2.38%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.87%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.87%) Selenium
5 10 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.53%) gulp
6 9 (1.53%) Subversion
7 5 (0.85%) Maven
8 4 (0.68%) FitNesse
8 4 (0.68%) JMeter
8 4 (0.68%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.68%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.51%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.34%) Appium
10 2 (0.34%) GitLab
10 2 (0.34%) Gradle
10 2 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 124 (21.05%) Finance
2 31 (5.26%) Banking
3 20 (3.40%) Public Sector
4 14 (2.38%) Games
5 12 (2.04%) Marketing
6 11 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.70%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.02%) Electronics
9 6 (1.02%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.85%) Law
10 5 (0.85%) Legal
11 4 (0.68%) Advertising
11 4 (0.68%) Retail
12 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.34%) Local Government
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) German Language
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (31.24%) .NET
2 105 (17.83%) React
3 104 (17.66%) HTML
4 96 (16.30%) CSS
5 89 (15.11%) AngularJS
6 65 (11.04%) .NET Framework
6 65 (11.04%) Vue.js
7 59 (10.02%) .NET Core
8 44 (7.47%) jQuery
9 40 (6.79%) HTML5
9 40 (6.79%) Spring
10 38 (6.45%) RESTful
11 35 (5.94%) Node.js
12 34 (5.77%) JSON
13 32 (5.43%) ASP.NET
14 29 (4.92%) Entity Framework
14 29 (4.92%) Web Services
15 26 (4.41%) REST
15 26 (4.41%) Symfony
16 25 (4.24%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.47%) Mobile App
2 28 (4.75%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (3.40%) User Experience
4 19 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 16 (2.72%) Data Structures
6 15 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.19%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.02%) LIMS
8 6 (1.02%) Mobile Games
8 6 (1.02%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.68%) Blog
11 3 (0.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.34%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.34%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.34%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.34%) Life Science
12 2 (0.34%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.17%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 49 (8.32%) Android
2 38 (6.45%) Linux
3 34 (5.77%) Apple iOS
4 17 (2.89%) Unix
5 8 (1.36%) Windows
6 2 (0.34%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (12.56%) TDD
3 73 (12.39%) Mentoring
4 70 (11.88%) Front End Development
5 68 (11.54%) Microservices
6 66 (11.21%) Software Engineering
7 65 (11.04%) OO
8 57 (9.68%) MVC
9 55 (9.34%) Web Development
10 52 (8.83%) DevOps
11 49 (8.32%) Scrum
12 46 (7.81%) SDLC
13 38 (6.45%) Fintech
13 38 (6.45%) Unit Testing
14 37 (6.28%) Mobile Development
15 36 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
16 33 (5.60%) Android Development
16 33 (5.60%) Artificial Intelligence
16 33 (5.60%) Test Automation
17 32 (5.43%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 202 (34.30%) JavaScript
2 172 (29.20%) C#
3 147 (24.96%) Java
4 121 (20.54%) SQL
5 68 (11.54%) Python
6 62 (10.53%) C++
7 54 (9.17%) PHP
8 37 (6.28%) TypeScript
9 32 (5.43%) Kotlin
10 22 (3.74%) Apple Swift
11 16 (2.72%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.87%) Java 8
12 11 (1.87%) Ruby
12 11 (1.87%) Scala
13 10 (1.70%) ES6
13 10 (1.70%) PHP 7
13 10 (1.70%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.53%) ES8
14 9 (1.53%) Go
14 9 (1.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (6.62%) Degree
2 5 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.34%) PhD
4 1 (0.17%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.57%) QA
2 6 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.68%) JTAG
4 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (6.45%) Docker
2 2 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.34%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 21 (3.57%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.51%) Ansible
2 3 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 72 (12.22%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.26%) Oracle
3 17 (2.89%) Ceridian
3 17 (2.89%) Google
3 17 (2.89%) Xamarin
4 10 (1.70%) Solace
5 8 (1.36%) Intel
6 6 (1.02%) Informatica
6 6 (1.02%) Zend
7 5 (0.85%) Ab Initio
7 5 (0.85%) Apple
7 5 (0.85%) Facebook
7 5 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.68%) Adobe
8 4 (0.68%) Hyperion
8 4 (0.68%) SAP
8 4 (0.68%) ServiceNow
8 4 (0.68%) Sybase
8 4 (0.68%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.51%) Red Hat