Developer Jobs in Scotland

Developer
UK > Scotland

The median Developer salary in Scotland is £53,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 24 May 2024.

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

6 months to
24 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 36 15 4
Rank change year-on-year -21 -11 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 662 631 1,237
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 9.77% 13.96% 20.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.08% 15.53% 21.57%
Number of salaries quoted 445 451 782
10th Percentile £36,100 £36,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.64% - +15.79%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £68,563
90th Percentile £71,960 £80,000 £83,125
UK median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -11.54% +8.33% +12.15%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Scotland

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.

Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 6,570 4,062 5,734
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 96.97% 89.87% 95.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,673 2,167 3,040
10th Percentile £27,750 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,043 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.62% +4.84% +10.53%
75th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%

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 24 May 2024.

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 24 May 2024. 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
Jobs
Glasgow -48 324 £55,000 -4.35% 49
Edinburgh +6 184 £60,000 - 36
Aberdeen +4 56 £42,500 - 14
Dundee +8 39 £47,500 +20.25% 5
Fife +11 27 £50,000 - 1
Aberdeenshire +13 9 £45,000 -30.77% 5
Inverclyde - 3 £50,000 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 3 £39,000 - 1
Stirling -3 2 £49,750 +352.27% 3
Lanarkshire -17 2 - - 13
Renfrewshire -3 1 £52,500 +28.51%
North Lanarkshire - 1 £24,000 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £29,000 -
Highlands - 1 £65,000 -
Orkney Islands - 1 £35,000 -
Developer
UK

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 May 2024, Developer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 235 (35.50%) Agile
2 175 (26.44%) AWS
3 170 (25.68%) JavaScript
4 166 (25.08%) Java
5 163 (24.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 157 (23.72%) Finance
7 151 (22.81%) .NET
8 145 (21.90%) C#
8 145 (21.90%) Software Engineering
9 143 (21.60%) SQL
9 143 (21.60%) React
10 126 (19.03%) CI/CD
11 125 (18.88%) Azure
12 123 (18.58%) AngularJS
13 119 (17.98%) Python
13 119 (17.98%) Full Stack Development
14 118 (17.82%) Microservices
15 111 (16.77%) Artificial Intelligence
16 110 (16.62%) Law
17 109 (16.47%) SDLC
18 105 (15.86%) Front End Development
19 98 (14.80%) Machine Learning
20 96 (14.50%) TypeScript
21 95 (14.35%) Continuous Improvement
22 94 (14.20%) CSS
23 92 (13.90%) Social Skills
24 90 (13.60%) Visualisation
24 90 (13.60%) Git
24 90 (13.60%) Problem-Solving
25 89 (13.44%) Algorithms

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 69 (10.42%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.66%) Umbraco
4 9 (1.36%) WordPress
5 8 (1.21%) CMS
6 4 (0.60%) OpenEdge
6 4 (0.60%) SAS
7 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Exchange
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.15%) Drupal
8 1 (0.15%) IIS
8 1 (0.15%) Mendix
8 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.15%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 14 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.60%) Sonata
3 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.15%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 175 (26.44%) AWS
2 125 (18.88%) Azure
3 51 (7.70%) SaaS
4 32 (4.83%) Power Platform
5 19 (2.87%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (2.57%) Azure DevOps
7 13 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (1.81%) GitHub
8 12 (1.81%) Power Automate
8 12 (1.81%) PowerApps
8 12 (1.81%) Serverless
9 11 (1.66%) GCP
10 5 (0.76%) Microsoft 365
11 4 (0.60%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.45%) Azure Service Bus
12 3 (0.45%) Entra ID
12 3 (0.45%) Google Play
13 2 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.21%) HTTP
2 7 (1.06%) Internet
2 7 (1.06%) MQTT
3 3 (0.45%) Intranet
3 3 (0.45%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.15%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.15%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (10.57%) NoSQL
2 69 (10.42%) Apache Hive
3 56 (8.46%) Hadoop
3 56 (8.46%) HBase
3 56 (8.46%) SQL Server
4 32 (4.83%) MySQL
4 32 (4.83%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (3.93%) Power BI
6 20 (3.02%) Big Data
7 14 (2.11%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.96%) Oracle Database
8 13 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.21%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.60%) DynamoDB
13 3 (0.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.45%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 90 (13.60%) Git
2 86 (12.99%) Jenkins
3 56 (8.46%) Bitbucket Server
4 12 (1.81%) Jasmine
4 12 (1.81%) Karma Test Runner
5 11 (1.66%) CircleCI
5 11 (1.66%) GitLab
5 11 (1.66%) Maven
6 10 (1.51%) webpack
7 9 (1.36%) Visual Studio Code
8 8 (1.21%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.76%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.45%) JUnit
10 3 (0.45%) Mockito
11 2 (0.30%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.30%) JIRA
11 2 (0.30%) Postman
12 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.15%) JHipster
12 1 (0.15%) MSBuild
General
1 163 (24.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 157 (23.72%) Finance
3 110 (16.62%) Law
4 92 (13.90%) Social Skills
5 46 (6.95%) Banking
6 45 (6.80%) Marketing
7 38 (5.74%) Legal
8 22 (3.32%) Private Banking
9 16 (2.42%) Public Sector
10 14 (2.11%) Games
11 11 (1.66%) Telecoms
12 9 (1.36%) Retail
13 8 (1.21%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (1.21%) Manufacturing
13 8 (1.21%) Tech for Good
14 7 (1.06%) Electronics
14 7 (1.06%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.91%) Front Office
16 4 (0.60%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.45%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (22.81%) .NET
2 143 (21.60%) React
3 123 (18.58%) AngularJS
4 94 (14.20%) CSS
5 75 (11.33%) HTML
6 58 (8.76%) Node.js
7 55 (8.31%) .NET Framework
8 54 (8.16%) Spring
8 54 (8.16%) Vue
9 51 (7.70%) ASP.NET
10 48 (7.25%) ASP.NET Web API
11 39 (5.89%) Entity Framework
12 36 (5.44%) .NET Core
13 30 (4.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 30 (4.53%) REST
14 26 (3.93%) JSON
15 22 (3.32%) Laravel
16 21 (3.17%) Spring Boot
17 20 (3.02%) Django
17 20 (3.02%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 89 (13.44%) Algorithms
2 60 (9.06%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (3.17%) Data Structures
4 20 (3.02%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.57%) Social Media
6 13 (1.96%) Product Ownership
7 12 (1.81%) Video\Live Streaming
8 11 (1.66%) IoT
8 11 (1.66%) Legacy Systems
9 10 (1.51%) Augmented Reality
9 10 (1.51%) Virtual Reality
10 9 (1.36%) Cloud Native
11 8 (1.21%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.06%) Arduino
12 7 (1.06%) Distributed Systems
12 7 (1.06%) Raspberry Pi
13 6 (0.91%) BBC
14 5 (0.76%) e-Learning
14 5 (0.76%) Renewable Energy
15 4 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (10.57%) Unix
2 10 (1.51%) Windows
3 9 (1.36%) Android
4 8 (1.21%) Linux
4 8 (1.21%) Mac OS
5 6 (0.91%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.15%) VMS
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (35.50%) Agile
2 145 (21.90%) Software Engineering
3 126 (19.03%) CI/CD
4 119 (17.98%) Full Stack Development
5 118 (17.82%) Microservices
6 111 (16.77%) Artificial Intelligence
7 109 (16.47%) SDLC
8 105 (15.86%) Front End Development
9 98 (14.80%) Machine Learning
10 95 (14.35%) Continuous Improvement
11 90 (13.60%) Problem-Solving
11 90 (13.60%) Visualisation
12 87 (13.14%) TDD
13 84 (12.69%) Test Automation
14 80 (12.08%) Community of Practice
14 80 (12.08%) Operational Stability
15 72 (10.88%) Open Source
16 66 (9.97%) Computer Science
17 62 (9.37%) DevOps
18 56 (8.46%) Batch Processing
Programming Languages
1 170 (25.68%) JavaScript
2 166 (25.08%) Java
3 145 (21.90%) C#
4 143 (21.60%) SQL
5 119 (17.98%) Python
6 96 (14.50%) TypeScript
7 79 (11.93%) PL/SQL
8 44 (6.65%) PHP
9 35 (5.29%) C++
10 24 (3.63%) T-SQL
11 22 (3.32%) C
12 21 (3.17%) Ruby
13 12 (1.81%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.51%) Go
15 5 (0.76%) Data Analysis Expressions
15 5 (0.76%) GLSL
16 4 (0.60%) Groovy
16 4 (0.60%) Kotlin
16 4 (0.60%) Swift
17 3 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 83 (12.54%) Degree
2 32 (4.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.06%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.45%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.45%) PhD
6 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.68%) QA
2 9 (1.36%) Accessibility
2 9 (1.36%) WAI
3 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 56 (8.46%) HDFS
2 37 (5.59%) Docker
3 14 (2.11%) Firmware
4 7 (1.06%) Embedded Firmware
5 6 (0.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 64 (9.67%) Terraform
2 25 (3.78%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.91%) Ansible
4 1 (0.15%) Grafana
Vendors
1 59 (8.91%) Microsoft
2 56 (8.46%) Cloudera
2 56 (8.46%) Databricks
2 56 (8.46%) Informatica
3 37 (5.59%) Oracle
4 13 (1.96%) Google
5 7 (1.06%) Apple
5 7 (1.06%) NVIDIA
5 7 (1.06%) SAP
5 7 (1.06%) Xamarin
6 6 (0.91%) Facebook
6 6 (0.91%) Sony
6 6 (0.91%) Yahoo!
7 5 (0.76%) ForgeRock
7 5 (0.76%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.45%) Cadence
8 3 (0.45%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.15%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.15%) Sage
9 1 (0.15%) Vermilion