Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1742 1569 1674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 30.73% 30.13% 26.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.94% 31.41% 27.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1206 938 1116
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 5454 4995 6058
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 95.93% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3495 3103 3893
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,738 £27,025 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -1 928 £47,000 +17.50% 56
Edinburgh -1 680 £40,000 -1.23% 43
Dundee +2 32 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Orkney Islands - 26 £40,000 -
Aberdeen +2 24 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Fife +10 17 £36,842 +13.36% 2
Stirling -1 15 £44,500 -6.32% 1
West Lothian -7 15 £33,000 -12.00% 4
South Lanarkshire -10 5 £35,000 +12.00%
Scottish Borders 0 1 £35,000 +7.69%
Aberdeenshire -1 1 - -
Renfrewshire -1 1 £27,500 -35.29%
Lanarkshire -3 1 - -
North Lanarkshire -8 1 £40,000 +14.29%
Lothian - 1 £43,000 -
Highlands - 1 £55,000 -
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 840 (48.22%) Agile Software Development
2 686 (39.38%) JavaScript
3 645 (37.03%) C#
4 615 (35.30%) Java
5 600 (34.44%) .NET
6 556 (31.92%) HTML
7 516 (29.62%) SQL
8 495 (28.42%) SQL Server
9 469 (26.92%) TDD
10 446 (25.60%) MVC
11 416 (23.88%) CSS
12 367 (21.07%) ASP.NET
13 348 (19.98%) AngularJS
14 312 (17.91%) Finance
15 283 (16.25%) ASP.NET MVC
16 276 (15.84%) Scrum
17 253 (14.52%) Spring
18 249 (14.29%) HTML5
19 224 (12.86%) Git (software)
20 220 (12.63%) OO
21 213 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
22 204 (11.71%) Microsoft
23 190 (10.91%) Relational Database
24 186 (10.68%) React
25 181 (10.39%) Oracle
26 178 (10.22%) Python
27 171 (9.82%) CSS3
28 169 (9.70%) jQuery
29 168 (9.64%) SDLC
30 160 (9.18%) .NET Framework

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 52 (2.99%) Tomcat
2 44 (2.53%) CMS
3 42 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 41 (2.35%) JBoss
5 33 (1.89%) Umbraco
6 29 (1.66%) SAS
7 24 (1.38%) Apache
8 23 (1.32%) Confluence
9 19 (1.09%) Apache Spark
10 18 (1.03%) Drupal
11 16 (0.92%) Jetty
11 16 (0.92%) WebLogic
11 16 (0.92%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.75%) EPiServer
12 13 (0.75%) WordPress
13 11 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (0.52%) IIS
15 7 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
16 5 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (1.21%) Photoshop
2 15 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.40%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (0.23%) InDesign
7 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.057%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.057%) Lectora
Business Applications
1 13 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.34%) Adaptiv
4 5 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.29%) Eloqua
4 5 (0.29%) Magento
5 4 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.057%) AquaLogic BPM
7 1 (0.057%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.057%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.057%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.057%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 98 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (2.99%) GitHub
4 51 (2.93%) SaaS
5 19 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.75%) npm
7 11 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (0.46%) Firebase
9 6 (0.34%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.29%) Office 365
10 5 (0.29%) Slack
11 4 (0.23%) IaaS
11 4 (0.23%) iTunes
12 2 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.11%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.11%) Trello
13 1 (0.057%) Heroku
13 1 (0.057%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.32%) Internet
2 19 (1.09%) SMS
3 16 (0.92%) AMQP
3 16 (0.92%) SSL
4 10 (0.57%) SSH
5 5 (0.29%) HTTP
5 5 (0.29%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.17%) Intranet
7 1 (0.057%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.057%) SNMP
7 1 (0.057%) Telnet
7 1 (0.057%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.057%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 495 (28.42%) SQL Server
2 190 (10.91%) Relational Database
3 138 (7.92%) NoSQL
4 121 (6.95%) Big Data
5 110 (6.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 89 (5.11%) MongoDB
7 87 (4.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 85 (4.88%) RDBMS
9 79 (4.54%) Data Warehouse
10 76 (4.36%) MySQL
11 56 (3.21%) Oracle Database
12 55 (3.16%) Hadoop
13 43 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
14 42 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
15 36 (2.07%) SQL Server 2016
16 32 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
17 28 (1.61%) Blockchain
17 28 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 26 (1.49%) Redis
19 24 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 224 (12.86%) Git (software)
2 159 (9.13%) Visual Studio
3 74 (4.25%) Subversion
4 57 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 56 (3.21%) JUnit
6 55 (3.16%) Maven
7 53 (3.04%) JIRA
8 51 (2.93%) Jenkins
9 47 (2.70%) Selenium
10 35 (2.01%) Cucumber
11 30 (1.72%) NUnit
12 23 (1.32%) Grunt
12 23 (1.32%) gulp
13 22 (1.26%) Oracle APEX
14 21 (1.21%) TeamCity
15 20 (1.15%) Moq
16 19 (1.09%) Ant
16 19 (1.09%) Gradle
17 18 (1.03%) Bitbucket
17 18 (1.03%) Eclipse
General
1 312 (17.91%) Finance
2 83 (4.76%) Banking
3 45 (2.58%) Advertising
4 35 (2.01%) Marketing
5 31 (1.78%) Investment Banking
6 29 (1.66%) Games
7 21 (1.21%) Automotive
8 18 (1.03%) Retail
9 17 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.69%) Publishing
11 9 (0.52%) Electronics
11 9 (0.52%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.46%) Legal
12 8 (0.46%) Prime Brokerage
13 6 (0.34%) Front Office
13 6 (0.34%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.29%) Law
15 3 (0.17%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.17%) Telecoms
16 1 (0.057%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 600 (34.44%) .NET
2 556 (31.92%) HTML
3 416 (23.88%) CSS
4 367 (21.07%) ASP.NET
5 348 (19.98%) AngularJS
6 283 (16.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 253 (14.52%) Spring
8 249 (14.29%) HTML5
9 186 (10.68%) React
10 171 (9.82%) CSS3
11 169 (9.70%) jQuery
12 160 (9.18%) .NET Framework
13 158 (9.07%) RESTful
14 156 (8.96%) Hibernate
15 130 (7.46%) Web Services
16 129 (7.41%) Node.js
16 129 (7.41%) REST
17 126 (7.23%) JSON
18 107 (6.14%) Entity Framework
19 92 (5.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 123 (7.06%) Greenfield Project
2 95 (5.45%) User Experience
3 76 (4.36%) Computer Science
4 75 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (3.62%) Mobile App
6 44 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (1.72%) Robotics
8 26 (1.49%) Client/Server
9 24 (1.38%) Algorithms
10 23 (1.32%) Data Structures
11 20 (1.15%) Fintech
12 12 (0.69%) Management Information System
13 11 (0.63%) Augmented Reality
13 11 (0.63%) e-Learning
14 10 (0.57%) Graphic Design
14 10 (0.57%) Internet of Things
14 10 (0.57%) Social Network
15 9 (0.52%) Equities
15 9 (0.52%) STB
16 8 (0.46%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 88 (5.05%) Android
2 84 (4.82%) Linux
3 73 (4.19%) Apple iOS
4 64 (3.67%) Windows
5 63 (3.62%) Unix
6 9 (0.52%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.34%) Solaris
8 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.11%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.057%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.057%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.057%) OpenWrt
10 1 (0.057%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.057%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 840 (48.22%) Agile Software Development
2 469 (26.92%) TDD
3 446 (25.60%) MVC
4 276 (15.84%) Scrum
5 220 (12.63%) OO
6 213 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
7 168 (9.64%) SDLC
8 156 (8.96%) BDD
9 155 (8.90%) Software Engineering
10 153 (8.78%) Web Development
11 149 (8.55%) Mentoring
12 129 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
12 129 (7.41%) Test Automation
13 117 (6.72%) Unit Testing
14 112 (6.43%) Analytics
15 99 (5.68%) Front End Development
16 91 (5.22%) Open Source
17 78 (4.48%) Multithreading
18 77 (4.42%) Concurrent Programming
19 74 (4.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 686 (39.38%) JavaScript
2 645 (37.03%) C#
3 615 (35.30%) Java
4 516 (29.62%) SQL
5 178 (10.22%) Python
6 124 (7.12%) PHP
7 116 (6.66%) T-SQL
8 92 (5.28%) Ruby
9 86 (4.94%) C++
10 75 (4.31%) PL/SQL
11 37 (2.12%) TypeScript
12 34 (1.95%) Scala
13 29 (1.66%) VB.NET
14 27 (1.55%) VB
15 26 (1.49%) Objective-C
16 23 (1.32%) Bash Shell
17 20 (1.15%) PowerShell
18 19 (1.09%) Apple Swift
19 18 (1.03%) C
20 14 (0.80%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 145 (8.32%) Degree
2 35 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (0.86%) MCAD
4 15 (0.86%) MCSD
4 15 (0.86%) MCTS
5 14 (0.80%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.29%) PhD
8 1 (0.057%) ACCA
8 1 (0.057%) CIMA
8 1 (0.057%) ISEB
8 1 (0.057%) MCSA
8 1 (0.057%) OCA
8 1 (0.057%) OCP
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.057%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.057%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.057%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.057%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.21%) QA
2 21 (1.21%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.17%) Basel III
4 1 (0.057%) MiFID
4 1 (0.057%) PSD2
System Software
1 46 (2.64%) Docker
2 11 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.34%) Firmware
4 4 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.17%) vSphere
6 1 (0.057%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (1.61%) Puppet
2 27 (1.55%) Ansible
2 27 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.92%) Cobbler
4 14 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.17%) Capistrano
5 3 (0.17%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.17%) Rancher
6 2 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (0.11%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.057%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 204 (11.71%) Microsoft
2 181 (10.39%) Oracle
3 49 (2.81%) Xamarin
4 43 (2.47%) Informatica
5 35 (2.01%) IBM
6 33 (1.89%) Tableau
7 22 (1.26%) Adobe
8 21 (1.21%) TIBCO
9 19 (1.09%) MicroStrategy
10 18 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (1.03%) Sybase
10 18 (1.03%) Teradata
11 17 (0.98%) Zend
12 13 (0.75%) Cognos
13 12 (0.69%) Google
13 12 (0.69%) Sitecore
14 11 (0.63%) VMware
15 9 (0.52%) Netezza
16 8 (0.46%) Apple
16 8 (0.46%) ServiceNow