Period
to 18 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,521 1,662 1,530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.88% 30.03% 32.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.17% 31.08% 33.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,058 1,207 945
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,250 £28,850
90th Percentile £64,050 £60,000 £56,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

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 4,880 5,348 4,522
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 96.64% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,201 3,539 2,897
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,375 £65,000 £62,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 +1 783 £47,500 - 134
Edinburgh +1 591 £45,000 +8.43% 123
West Lothian -1 45 £42,500 +17.24% 10
Aberdeen -2 20 £40,000 +23.08% 10
Dundee 0 19 £38,000 +7.80% 8
South Ayrshire - 10 £50,000 -
Stirling +6 6 £37,500 -25.00% 5
Aberdeenshire +2 5 £37,500 - 2
South Lanarkshire -2 5 £42,500 +21.43%
Scottish Borders -2 4 - -
Fife -9 4 £29,250 -20.41% 2
Renfrewshire +1 3 £45,000 +38.46% 3
East Ayrshire - 3 £50,000 - 1
Lanarkshire +4 2 £40,000 -
Highlands -5 2 £32,500 -26.14%
Lothian - 2 £41,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Midlothian - 1 £40,000 -
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 716 (47.07%) JavaScript
2 634 (41.68%) Agile Software Development
3 576 (37.87%) SQL
4 523 (34.39%) Java
5 519 (34.12%) HTML
6 513 (33.73%) C#
7 504 (33.14%) .NET
8 435 (28.60%) CSS
9 409 (26.89%) SQL Server
10 370 (24.33%) Finance
11 336 (22.09%) AngularJS
12 294 (19.33%) MVC
13 247 (16.24%) Git (software)
14 246 (16.17%) OO
15 214 (14.07%) React
16 212 (13.94%) ASP.NET
17 204 (13.41%) Python
18 200 (13.15%) Oracle
19 196 (12.89%) Microsoft
20 193 (12.69%) Degree
20 193 (12.69%) SDLC
21 186 (12.23%) Front End Development
22 185 (12.16%) HTML5
23 178 (11.70%) TDD
24 171 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
25 169 (11.11%) Scrum
26 166 (10.91%) PHP
27 164 (10.78%) jQuery
28 160 (10.52%) Web Development
29 159 (10.45%) Test Automation

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 40 (2.63%) CMS
2 39 (2.56%) IIS
3 36 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 29 (1.91%) JBoss
5 27 (1.78%) WordPress
6 26 (1.71%) WebSphere
7 25 (1.64%) Confluence
8 24 (1.58%) Apache Spark
9 23 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
10 17 (1.12%) Umbraco
11 14 (0.92%) Apache
12 12 (0.79%) Drupal
12 12 (0.79%) SAS
13 11 (0.72%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.53%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
17 4 (0.26%) Moodle
17 4 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.066%) InVision
3 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
1 32 (2.10%) Magento
2 8 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.13%) Cognos Planning
6 2 (0.13%) Infor CRM
6 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.066%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.066%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle AML
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.066%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 156 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (3.22%) SaaS
4 30 (1.97%) npm
5 17 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (0.99%) Office 365
7 12 (0.79%) Serverless
8 10 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.66%) GitHub
8 10 (0.66%) Slack
9 6 (0.39%) TestFlight
10 5 (0.33%) Apigee
10 5 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.33%) Yarn
11 4 (0.26%) Azure Functions
11 4 (0.26%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.26%) Yammer
12 3 (0.20%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.85%) Internet
2 11 (0.72%) HTTP
3 9 (0.59%) AMQP
4 8 (0.53%) DNS
5 7 (0.46%) Intranet
6 6 (0.39%) Network Security
7 4 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (0.26%) Skype
7 4 (0.26%) SSL
7 4 (0.26%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.20%) SMS
9 2 (0.13%) DHCP
9 2 (0.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.13%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.13%) SAN
9 2 (0.13%) VoIP
10 1 (0.066%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.066%) Hyperconnected
10 1 (0.066%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.066%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 409 (26.89%) SQL Server
2 146 (9.60%) MySQL
3 110 (7.23%) Relational Database
4 88 (5.79%) NoSQL
5 87 (5.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 77 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
7 76 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 65 (4.27%) Big Data
9 64 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 53 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
11 52 (3.42%) Hadoop
12 46 (3.02%) RDBMS
13 44 (2.89%) Power BI
14 34 (2.24%) MongoDB
15 33 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 31 (2.04%) Oracle Database
17 28 (1.84%) QlikView
18 22 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
19 17 (1.12%) Blockchain
20 13 (0.85%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 247 (16.24%) Git (software)
2 124 (8.15%) Visual Studio
3 94 (6.18%) Jenkins
4 65 (4.27%) Cucumber
5 63 (4.14%) Hudson
6 62 (4.08%) TeamCity
7 60 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 58 (3.81%) JIRA
9 54 (3.55%) Maven
10 51 (3.35%) Selenium
11 44 (2.89%) SpecFlow
12 42 (2.76%) Subversion
13 41 (2.70%) webpack
14 37 (2.43%) JUnit
15 30 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
16 29 (1.91%) Grunt
16 29 (1.91%) NUnit
17 27 (1.78%) gulp
18 26 (1.71%) Eclipse
19 23 (1.51%) Oracle Forms
General
1 370 (24.33%) Finance
2 96 (6.31%) Banking
3 43 (2.83%) Retail
4 32 (2.10%) Marketing
5 24 (1.58%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.05%) Law
7 13 (0.85%) Investment Banking
8 11 (0.72%) Front Office
9 8 (0.53%) Games
10 7 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.39%) Back Office
12 4 (0.26%) Automotive
13 3 (0.20%) Advertising
13 3 (0.20%) Legal
13 3 (0.20%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.13%) Billing
14 2 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.13%) Electronics
14 2 (0.13%) Telecoms
15 1 (0.066%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 519 (34.12%) HTML
2 504 (33.14%) .NET
3 435 (28.60%) CSS
4 336 (22.09%) AngularJS
5 214 (14.07%) React
6 212 (13.94%) ASP.NET
7 185 (12.16%) HTML5
8 164 (10.78%) jQuery
9 155 (10.19%) Spring
10 152 (9.99%) Web Services
11 114 (7.50%) RESTful
12 110 (7.23%) XML
13 104 (6.84%) Hibernate
14 103 (6.77%) ASP.NET Web API
15 99 (6.51%) REST
16 98 (6.44%) ASP.NET MVC
17 95 (6.25%) .NET Framework
18 94 (6.18%) CSS3
19 88 (5.79%) Node.js
20 75 (4.93%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 104 (6.84%) Greenfield Project
2 88 (5.79%) User Experience
3 79 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (4.34%) Enterprise Software
5 65 (4.27%) Fintech
6 61 (4.01%) Mobile App
7 33 (2.17%) Robotics
7 33 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
8 22 (1.45%) Algorithms
9 18 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 10 (0.66%) Management Information System
10 10 (0.66%) Video\Live Streaming
11 8 (0.53%) Derivative
11 8 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (0.53%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.39%) Cloud Native
12 6 (0.39%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.39%) Internet of Things
13 5 (0.33%) IBM Mainframe
13 5 (0.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 123 (8.09%) Linux
2 67 (4.40%) Windows
3 63 (4.14%) Unix
4 52 (3.42%) Android
5 37 (2.43%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.13%) Solaris
9 1 (0.066%) Debian
9 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 634 (41.68%) Agile Software Development
2 294 (19.33%) MVC
3 246 (16.17%) OO
4 193 (12.69%) SDLC
5 186 (12.23%) Front End Development
6 178 (11.70%) TDD
7 171 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
8 169 (11.11%) Scrum
9 160 (10.52%) Web Development
10 159 (10.45%) Test Automation
11 156 (10.26%) Software Engineering
12 151 (9.93%) Mentoring
13 136 (8.94%) Unit Testing
14 135 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
15 126 (8.28%) Microservices
16 122 (8.02%) Computer Science
17 106 (6.97%) Multithreading
18 99 (6.51%) OOP
19 97 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
20 93 (6.11%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 716 (47.07%) JavaScript
2 576 (37.87%) SQL
3 523 (34.39%) Java
4 513 (33.73%) C#
5 204 (13.41%) Python
6 166 (10.91%) PHP
7 109 (7.17%) PL/SQL
8 101 (6.64%) C++
9 81 (5.33%) T-SQL
10 49 (3.22%) PowerShell
11 47 (3.09%) TypeScript
12 39 (2.56%) ES6
13 36 (2.37%) Java 8
14 35 (2.30%) Ruby
15 34 (2.24%) VB.NET
16 27 (1.78%) Perl
17 23 (1.51%) Apple Swift
18 17 (1.12%) Objective-C
19 16 (1.05%) Shell Script
20 14 (0.92%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 193 (12.69%) Degree
2 65 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (0.53%) HND
3 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (0.46%) ISTQB
5 6 (0.39%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.20%) MCP
7 2 (0.13%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.13%) MCSD
7 2 (0.13%) PhD
8 1 (0.066%) MBA
8 1 (0.066%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.10%) QA
2 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.066%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.066%) GDPR
3 1 (0.066%) PMO
3 1 (0.066%) SLA
3 1 (0.066%) WCAG
System Software
1 89 (5.85%) Docker
2 31 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.33%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (0.20%) NFS
5 2 (0.13%) HDFS
5 2 (0.13%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.066%) Firmware
6 1 (0.066%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.066%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.066%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.066%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.066%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 48 (3.16%) Ansible
2 40 (2.63%) Kubernetes
3 24 (1.58%) Puppet
4 9 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (0.33%) CA Endevor
6 4 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.26%) Terraform
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.13%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.066%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.066%) Consul
8 1 (0.066%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.066%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.066%) vMotion
Vendors
1 200 (13.15%) Oracle
2 196 (12.89%) Microsoft
3 48 (3.16%) Xamarin
4 33 (2.17%) Google
5 32 (2.10%) Zend
6 25 (1.64%) Tableau
7 23 (1.51%) TIBCO
8 21 (1.38%) Solace
9 17 (1.12%) Cognos
9 17 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (0.99%) IBM
10 15 (0.99%) Sybase
11 13 (0.85%) ServiceNow
12 12 (0.79%) Splunk
13 11 (0.72%) MicroStrategy
14 10 (0.66%) Atlassian
14 10 (0.66%) Talarian
15 9 (0.59%) Adobe
15 9 (0.59%) Informatica
15 9 (0.59%) SAP