Period
to 26 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,285 1,563 1,663
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 31.38% 30.01% 29.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.69% 31.29% 30.58%
Number of salaries quoted 869 1,065 1,246
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £64,900 £62,500
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 3,931 4,995 5,439
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 95.89% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,500 3,243 3,661
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £69,384 £67,500 £66,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 0 705 £45,000 -5.26% 174
Edinburgh -1 451 £45,000 - 130
Aberdeen +1 38 £40,750 +1.88% 22
West Lothian +10 16 £44,000 +3.53% 4
Stirling -3 15 £52,500 +25.75%
Dundee -9 15 £41,500 +12.16% 10
South Lanarkshire +10 12 £42,000 -1.18%
West Dunbartonshire - 5 - -
Fife +6 3 £47,500 +62.39% 3
South Ayrshire +3 2 £43,750 -12.50%
North Lanarkshire -3 2 £40,000 +23.08% 4
Renfrewshire -5 2 £52,000 +15.56% 5
Scottish Borders -6 2 £27,000 - 2
Ayrshire - 2 £41,250 -
East Ayrshire +2 1 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Dumfries and Galloway +1 1 £45,000 -25.00%
Midlothian +1 1 £43,000 +1.18% 1
Aberdeenshire 0 1 - -
East Lothian - 1 £35,000 - 1
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 613 (47.70%) Agile Software Development
2 594 (46.23%) JavaScript
3 498 (38.75%) .NET
4 487 (37.90%) C#
5 431 (33.54%) CSS
6 422 (32.84%) HTML
7 406 (31.60%) SQL
8 311 (24.20%) Java
9 309 (24.05%) AngularJS
10 260 (20.23%) React
11 250 (19.46%) Azure
12 246 (19.14%) SQL Server
13 239 (18.60%) ASP.NET
14 219 (17.04%) MVC
15 195 (15.18%) Finance
15 195 (15.18%) Microservices
16 188 (14.63%) Git (software)
17 180 (14.01%) TDD
18 163 (12.68%) Front End Development
19 161 (12.53%) HTML5
20 142 (11.05%) DevOps
21 139 (10.82%) .NET Core
22 138 (10.74%) Microsoft
23 137 (10.66%) Web Development
24 136 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
25 134 (10.43%) Test Automation
26 132 (10.27%) PHP
26 132 (10.27%) Docker
27 129 (10.04%) ASP.NET MVC
28 128 (9.96%) Python

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 33 (2.57%) CMS
1 33 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (1.71%) Umbraco
3 17 (1.32%) WordPress
4 15 (1.17%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.09%) Apache
5 14 (1.09%) EPiServer
6 13 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.54%) Drupal
8 6 (0.47%) SAS
9 4 (0.31%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.31%) Joomla!
10 3 (0.23%) Appian
10 3 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.23%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.23%) IIS
10 3 (0.23%) OpenEdge
10 3 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.23%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.16%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 9 (0.70%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.16%) InVision
3 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.16%) Sketch
4 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 29 (2.26%) Magento
2 17 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.31%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.078%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.078%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.078%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 250 (19.46%) Azure
2 121 (9.42%) AWS
3 31 (2.41%) Power Platform
4 27 (2.10%) SaaS
5 21 (1.63%) npm
6 13 (1.01%) GitHub
7 12 (0.93%) Office 365
8 11 (0.86%) GCP
9 10 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (0.70%) PowerApps
10 9 (0.70%) Serverless
11 8 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.54%) Google Play
12 7 (0.54%) PaaS
13 5 (0.39%) iPaaS
13 5 (0.39%) Slack
14 3 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 3 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.23%) iTunes
14 3 (0.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.70%) Wireless
2 8 (0.62%) Internet
3 5 (0.39%) HTTP
4 2 (0.16%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.078%) Firewall
5 1 (0.078%) Hyperconnected
5 1 (0.078%) PBX
5 1 (0.078%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (19.14%) SQL Server
2 113 (8.79%) Relational Database
3 112 (8.72%) MySQL
4 57 (4.44%) Big Data
5 52 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
6 43 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 38 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 35 (2.72%) MongoDB
9 33 (2.57%) NoSQL
10 30 (2.33%) Power BI
11 26 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (1.87%) Oracle Database
13 23 (1.79%) RDBMS
14 16 (1.25%) Cosmos DB
14 16 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (1.01%) OLAP
16 11 (0.86%) MariaDB
16 11 (0.86%) OLTP
17 10 (0.78%) Text Mining
18 9 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 188 (14.63%) Git (software)
2 65 (5.06%) Jenkins
3 47 (3.66%) Visual Studio
4 44 (3.42%) Subversion
5 32 (2.49%) JIRA
6 28 (2.18%) Gradle
6 28 (2.18%) Maven
7 27 (2.10%) TeamCity
8 26 (2.02%) Selenium
9 23 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (1.63%) webpack
11 18 (1.40%) Eclipse
11 18 (1.40%) PostCSS
12 16 (1.25%) Ant
12 16 (1.25%) JUnit
13 13 (1.01%) Gerrit
14 12 (0.93%) Bitbucket
15 9 (0.70%) Apache Ivy
15 9 (0.70%) NUnit
16 8 (0.62%) Cucumber
General
1 195 (15.18%) Finance
2 41 (3.19%) Public Sector
3 40 (3.11%) Banking
4 36 (2.80%) Retail
5 35 (2.72%) Games
6 24 (1.87%) Marketing
7 20 (1.56%) Automotive
7 20 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.01%) Legal
9 12 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.54%) Law
11 6 (0.47%) Electronics
12 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.078%) Advertising
13 1 (0.078%) Front Office
13 1 (0.078%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.078%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.078%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 498 (38.75%) .NET
2 431 (33.54%) CSS
3 422 (32.84%) HTML
4 309 (24.05%) AngularJS
5 260 (20.23%) React
6 239 (18.60%) ASP.NET
7 161 (12.53%) HTML5
8 139 (10.82%) .NET Core
9 129 (10.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 128 (9.96%) REST
11 117 (9.11%) .NET Framework
12 115 (8.95%) Spring
13 113 (8.79%) Node.js
14 103 (8.02%) jQuery
15 101 (7.86%) Web Services
16 96 (7.47%) ASP.NET Web API
17 90 (7.00%) Sass
18 89 (6.93%) RESTful
19 78 (6.07%) CSS3
20 64 (4.98%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 122 (9.49%) Greenfield Project
2 97 (7.55%) Mobile App
3 96 (7.47%) User Experience
4 64 (4.98%) Enterprise Software
5 62 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (1.63%) Robotics
8 13 (1.01%) NHS
9 7 (0.54%) Cloud Native
10 6 (0.47%) EPoS
10 6 (0.47%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.47%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.39%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.31%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.31%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.31%) Internet of Things
12 4 (0.31%) iPhone
12 4 (0.31%) Smart Energy
13 3 (0.23%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.23%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 64 (4.98%) Android
1 64 (4.98%) Apple iOS
2 61 (4.75%) Linux
3 42 (3.27%) Windows
4 26 (2.02%) Unix
5 12 (0.93%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.47%) CentOS
6 6 (0.47%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.31%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.16%) VMS
9 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 613 (47.70%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (17.04%) MVC
3 195 (15.18%) Microservices
4 180 (14.01%) TDD
5 163 (12.68%) Front End Development
6 142 (11.05%) DevOps
7 137 (10.66%) Web Development
8 136 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
9 134 (10.43%) Test Automation
10 121 (9.42%) Software Engineering
11 120 (9.34%) SDLC
12 109 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
13 104 (8.09%) OO
14 98 (7.63%) Mentoring
14 98 (7.63%) Scrum
15 88 (6.85%) Computer Science
16 87 (6.77%) Unit Testing
17 72 (5.60%) Mobile Development
18 67 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
19 63 (4.90%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 594 (46.23%) JavaScript
2 487 (37.90%) C#
3 406 (31.60%) SQL
4 311 (24.20%) Java
5 132 (10.27%) PHP
6 128 (9.96%) Python
7 101 (7.86%) TypeScript
8 68 (5.29%) Java 8
9 60 (4.67%) ES6
10 55 (4.28%) T-SQL
11 53 (4.12%) Ruby
12 41 (3.19%) Apple Swift
13 37 (2.88%) PowerShell
14 34 (2.65%) PL/SQL
15 31 (2.41%) Kotlin
16 30 (2.33%) VB.NET
17 21 (1.63%) Objective-C
18 20 (1.56%) C++
18 20 (1.56%) Scala
19 16 (1.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 109 (8.48%) Degree
2 52 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.39%) HND
3 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.31%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.31%) OCA
4 4 (0.31%) OCP
4 4 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (0.31%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.23%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.16%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.16%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.16%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.078%) MCP
7 1 (0.078%) MCSD
7 1 (0.078%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.078%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.88%) QA
2 4 (0.31%) GDPR
3 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.078%) PSD2
4 1 (0.078%) WCAG
System Software
1 132 (10.27%) Docker
2 8 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.31%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.078%) Firmware
4 1 (0.078%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.078%) KVM
4 1 (0.078%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 79 (6.15%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.56%) Ansible
3 4 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.23%) Kibana
4 3 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.23%) Terraform
5 1 (0.078%) CloudHub
5 1 (0.078%) MIIS
5 1 (0.078%) Packer
5 1 (0.078%) Puppet
Vendors
1 138 (10.74%) Microsoft
2 79 (6.15%) Oracle
3 24 (1.87%) Xamarin
4 23 (1.79%) Apple
5 18 (1.40%) Zend
6 17 (1.32%) UiPath
7 15 (1.17%) Google
8 11 (0.86%) Automation Anywhere
8 11 (0.86%) Blue Prism
8 11 (0.86%) Tableau
9 9 (0.70%) Adobe
10 8 (0.62%) Informatica
10 8 (0.62%) Micro Focus
10 8 (0.62%) VMware
11 7 (0.54%) SAP
12 6 (0.47%) Cognos
13 5 (0.39%) ServiceNow
14 4 (0.31%) Ab Initio
14 4 (0.31%) Atlassian
14 4 (0.31%) Salesforce.com