Period
to 25 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 897 1,302 1,531
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 33.81% 31.82% 29.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.97% 33.14% 31.14%
Number of salaries quoted 765 919 1,122
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £63,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.53%

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 2,565 3,929 4,917
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 96.02% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,800 2,517 3,268
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £32,250 £27,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021. 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
Edinburgh +2 376 £47,500 +5.56% 99
Glasgow 0 368 £48,500 +7.78% 99
Dundee -2 21 £46,250 +11.45% 5
West Lothian -1 14 £40,000 -2.44% 5
Aberdeen -2 12 £35,000 -21.94% 8
Lanarkshire - 12 - -
Fife +4 11 £48,750 +5.41%
Stirling 0 10 £40,000 -23.81% 1
Renfrewshire +8 7 £55,000 +5.77% 3
Dunbartonshire - 6 - -
Scottish Borders +5 3 £44,500 +64.81% 1
Highlands - 3 £48,750 -
North Lanarkshire +4 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Aberdeenshire +1 1 - - 1
East Lothian -1 1 £55,000 +100.00% 1
South Lanarkshire -4 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Moray - 1 - -
Ayrshire - 1 £65,000 -
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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.

1 372 (41.47%) JavaScript
2 313 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
3 276 (30.77%) C#
4 263 (29.32%) .NET
5 244 (27.20%) Java
6 199 (22.19%) HTML
7 194 (21.63%) CSS
8 186 (20.74%) SQL
9 180 (20.07%) React
10 163 (18.17%) Finance
11 153 (17.06%) AngularJS
12 140 (15.61%) Azure
13 133 (14.83%) SQL Server
14 132 (14.72%) Front End Development
15 122 (13.60%) Git (software)
16 107 (11.93%) Software Engineering
17 106 (11.82%) Mentoring
18 104 (11.59%) Python
19 99 (11.04%) Microsoft
20 94 (10.48%) OO
20 94 (10.48%) Vue.js
21 93 (10.37%) .NET Framework
22 92 (10.26%) DevOps
23 90 (10.03%) MVC
23 90 (10.03%) .NET Core
24 85 (9.48%) jQuery
25 82 (9.14%) TypeScript
26 81 (9.03%) Microservices
26 81 (9.03%) PHP
26 81 (9.03%) Web Development

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 23 (2.56%) Apache
2 16 (1.78%) WordPress
3 12 (1.34%) IIS
4 9 (1.00%) Confluence
5 8 (0.89%) CMS
5 8 (0.89%) Drupal
6 7 (0.78%) Umbraco
7 6 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.56%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.45%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.22%) SugarCRM
11 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.11%) JBoss
11 1 (0.11%) Kentico
11 1 (0.11%) nginx
11 1 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (0.89%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.45%) GIMP
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.11%) InDesign
5 1 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (0.89%) Shopify
2 6 (0.67%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.45%) Magento
3 4 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.11%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 140 (15.61%) Azure
2 71 (7.92%) AWS
3 65 (7.25%) SaaS
4 22 (2.45%) Power Platform
5 16 (1.78%) GCP
6 15 (1.67%) npm
7 14 (1.56%) Yarn
8 6 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.45%) PowerApps
10 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.33%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.33%) Serverless
11 2 (0.22%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (0.22%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.22%) Firebase
11 2 (0.22%) GitHub
11 2 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.33%) HTTP
1 3 (0.33%) Internet
1 3 (0.33%) Network Security
1 3 (0.33%) NGN
1 3 (0.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (14.83%) SQL Server
2 60 (6.69%) MySQL
3 44 (4.91%) Relational Database
4 29 (3.23%) NoSQL
5 22 (2.45%) Big Data
5 22 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (2.12%) Power BI
8 16 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (1.34%) MongoDB
9 12 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.11%) Redis
11 9 (1.00%) GIS
11 9 (1.00%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.00%) QlikView
12 8 (0.89%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.67%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 122 (13.60%) Git (software)
2 35 (3.90%) JIRA
2 35 (3.90%) Visual Studio
3 29 (3.23%) webpack
4 25 (2.79%) Selenium
5 22 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (1.90%) gulp
7 16 (1.78%) Jenkins
8 14 (1.56%) Subversion
9 9 (1.00%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.00%) Cypress.io
9 9 (1.00%) Eclipse
9 9 (1.00%) IntelliJ
9 9 (1.00%) JUnit
9 9 (1.00%) Maven
10 7 (0.78%) Karma Test Runner
10 7 (0.78%) Mockito
11 6 (0.67%) Jasmine
11 6 (0.67%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.67%) WebDriver
General
1 163 (18.17%) Finance
2 40 (4.46%) Banking
3 32 (3.57%) Marketing
4 18 (2.01%) Games
4 18 (2.01%) Manufacturing
5 14 (1.56%) Public Sector
6 10 (1.11%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.11%) Law
7 7 (0.78%) Automotive
7 7 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.78%) Publishing
8 6 (0.67%) Retail
9 5 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.45%) Advertising
10 4 (0.45%) Legal
11 3 (0.33%) Local Government
11 3 (0.33%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.11%) German Language
12 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (29.32%) .NET
2 199 (22.19%) HTML
3 194 (21.63%) CSS
4 180 (20.07%) React
5 153 (17.06%) AngularJS
6 94 (10.48%) Vue.js
7 93 (10.37%) .NET Framework
8 90 (10.03%) .NET Core
9 85 (9.48%) jQuery
10 71 (7.92%) HTML5
10 71 (7.92%) Spring
11 67 (7.47%) RESTful
12 65 (7.25%) ASP.NET
13 53 (5.91%) Node.js
14 50 (5.57%) Entity Framework
15 43 (4.79%) Web Services
16 42 (4.68%) Redux
17 41 (4.57%) CSS3
18 36 (4.01%) Laravel
19 35 (3.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.80%) Mobile App
1 61 (6.80%) User Experience
2 46 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 30 (3.34%) Data Structures
5 29 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (1.78%) EPoS
7 12 (1.34%) LIMS
8 10 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.11%) Virtual Team
9 8 (0.89%) Life Science
10 7 (0.78%) Augmented Reality
10 7 (0.78%) Cloud Native
10 7 (0.78%) Renewable Energy
11 5 (0.56%) Animation
11 5 (0.56%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.45%) Mobile Games
12 4 (0.45%) Podcast
12 4 (0.45%) Social Media
13 3 (0.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 56 (6.24%) Apple iOS
2 48 (5.35%) Linux
3 47 (5.24%) Android
4 16 (1.78%) Unix
5 8 (0.89%) Windows
6 2 (0.22%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (14.72%) Front End Development
3 107 (11.93%) Software Engineering
4 106 (11.82%) Mentoring
5 94 (10.48%) OO
6 92 (10.26%) DevOps
7 90 (10.03%) MVC
8 81 (9.03%) Microservices
8 81 (9.03%) Web Development
9 78 (8.70%) Artificial Intelligence
9 78 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
9 78 (8.70%) SDLC
10 76 (8.47%) TDD
11 67 (7.47%) Scrum
12 58 (6.47%) Machine Learning
13 56 (6.24%) Unit Testing
14 55 (6.13%) OOP
15 51 (5.69%) Fintech
15 51 (5.69%) Test Automation
16 41 (4.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 372 (41.47%) JavaScript
2 276 (30.77%) C#
3 244 (27.20%) Java
4 186 (20.74%) SQL
5 104 (11.59%) Python
6 82 (9.14%) TypeScript
7 81 (9.03%) PHP
8 79 (8.81%) C++
9 39 (4.35%) Apple Swift
9 39 (4.35%) Kotlin
10 22 (2.45%) Ruby
11 19 (2.12%) PL/SQL
12 18 (2.01%) Objective-C
13 16 (1.78%) ES6
14 15 (1.67%) Scala
14 15 (1.67%) VB
15 14 (1.56%) ES8
15 14 (1.56%) Java 8
16 10 (1.11%) Perl
16 10 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (8.25%) Degree
2 9 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.22%) PhD
3 2 (0.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.11%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.79%) QA
2 12 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.33%) JTAG
5 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (8.03%) Docker
2 2 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.22%) HDFS
3 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 33 (3.68%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.67%) Ansible
3 5 (0.56%) Terraform
4 4 (0.45%) Grafana
4 4 (0.45%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.11%) Rancher
Vendors
1 99 (11.04%) Microsoft
2 45 (5.02%) Oracle
3 22 (2.45%) Ceridian
4 21 (2.34%) Xamarin
5 16 (1.78%) Google
6 15 (1.67%) Apple
7 13 (1.45%) Solace
8 8 (0.89%) DevExpress
9 7 (0.78%) Intel
9 7 (0.78%) Zend
10 6 (0.67%) CODA
10 6 (0.67%) Embarcadero
10 6 (0.67%) Hyperion
10 6 (0.67%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.56%) Ab Initio
11 5 (0.56%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.56%) UiPath
11 5 (0.56%) WooCommerce
12 4 (0.45%) Facebook
12 4 (0.45%) Informatica