Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,554 1,782 1,585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.83% 32.20% 30.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.16% 33.62% 31.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,129 1,245 929
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £32,200 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £56,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 5,152 5,301 5,051
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 95.79% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3,387 3,383 3,069
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,525 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 October 2018.

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 October 2018. 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 0 847 £47,500 +0.53% 143
Edinburgh 0 567 £45,000 +12.50% 116
West Lothian -4 36 £41,250 +10.00% 5
Aberdeen +3 26 £42,500 +30.77% 6
Dundee +6 17 £39,500 +12.86% 14
Stirling 0 15 £37,500 - 5
South Lanarkshire +11 12 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Fife -5 5 £40,500 +3.48% 1
Lanarkshire +3 3 £42,500 - 3
Midlothian - 3 £37,500 - 4
Lothian -2 2 £41,000 -4.65%
Aberdeenshire - 2 £37,500 -
South Ayrshire - 2 £47,500 - 1
North Lanarkshire +5 1 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Highlands -1 1 £32,500 -40.91%
Renfrewshire -3 1 - - 2
Scottish Borders -5 1 £25,000 -28.57%
Ayrshire - 1 £27,500 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £38,000 - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - - 1
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 693 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 650 (41.83%) JavaScript
3 614 (39.51%) SQL
4 574 (36.94%) Java
5 559 (35.97%) C#
6 520 (33.46%) .NET
7 458 (29.47%) HTML
8 412 (26.51%) SQL Server
9 399 (25.68%) Finance
10 372 (23.94%) CSS
11 363 (23.36%) AngularJS
12 334 (21.49%) MVC
13 277 (17.82%) TDD
14 270 (17.37%) ASP.NET
15 251 (16.15%) OO
16 240 (15.44%) Git (software)
17 238 (15.32%) Oracle
18 211 (13.58%) Microsoft
18 211 (13.58%) SDLC
19 210 (13.51%) Scrum
20 207 (13.32%) Spring
21 190 (12.23%) Software Engineering
21 190 (12.23%) Degree
22 185 (11.90%) HTML5
23 183 (11.78%) Python
24 178 (11.45%) Web Services
24 178 (11.45%) Web Development
25 170 (10.94%) React
26 161 (10.36%) jQuery
27 155 (9.97%) Microsoft Azure

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 44 (2.83%) SharePoint
2 37 (2.38%) CMS
3 36 (2.32%) JBoss
4 31 (1.99%) WebSphere
5 26 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
6 25 (1.61%) IIS
7 21 (1.35%) Apache Spark
7 21 (1.35%) Tomcat
8 20 (1.29%) WordPress
9 13 (0.84%) Umbraco
10 11 (0.71%) Apache
10 11 (0.71%) Confluence
10 11 (0.71%) Drupal
11 10 (0.64%) SAS
12 9 (0.58%) Skype for Business
13 7 (0.45%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.32%) MQSeries
14 5 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.064%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.064%) InVision
5 1 (0.064%) Maya
Business Applications
1 43 (2.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.90%) Magento
3 13 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.32%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.064%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle AML
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.064%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.064%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.064%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 155 (9.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (2.70%) SaaS
4 41 (2.64%) npm
5 20 (1.29%) GitHub
6 19 (1.22%) Office 365
7 17 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
9 13 (0.84%) Serverless
10 12 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.64%) Azure Functions
12 9 (0.58%) Yammer
13 8 (0.51%) Slack
14 5 (0.32%) Apigee
14 5 (0.32%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.32%) Yarn
15 4 (0.26%) iTunes
16 3 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
16 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
17 2 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.61%) Internet
2 16 (1.03%) Intranet
3 13 (0.84%) SMS
4 11 (0.71%) HTTP
5 9 (0.58%) Skype
6 7 (0.45%) Hyperconnected
7 6 (0.39%) AMQP
8 5 (0.32%) Network Security
9 4 (0.26%) SSL
10 3 (0.19%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.13%) DHCP
11 2 (0.13%) DNS
11 2 (0.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (0.13%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.13%) SAN
12 1 (0.064%) DAB
12 1 (0.064%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.064%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.064%) VSAN
12 1 (0.064%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (26.51%) SQL Server
2 123 (7.92%) NoSQL
3 117 (7.53%) Relational Database
4 87 (5.60%) MySQL
5 82 (5.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 76 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
7 75 (4.83%) Big Data
8 73 (4.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 69 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 54 (3.47%) RDBMS
11 53 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
11 53 (3.41%) Hadoop
12 44 (2.83%) MongoDB
12 44 (2.83%) Power BI
12 44 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 39 (2.51%) Oracle Database
14 36 (2.32%) SQL Server 2016
15 27 (1.74%) OLTP
15 27 (1.74%) QlikView
16 17 (1.09%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 240 (15.44%) Git (software)
2 115 (7.40%) Visual Studio
3 82 (5.28%) Maven
4 79 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 76 (4.89%) Jenkins
6 57 (3.67%) Cucumber
7 54 (3.47%) JUnit
8 46 (2.96%) Hudson
9 45 (2.90%) Subversion
10 40 (2.57%) JIRA
11 39 (2.51%) TeamCity
12 38 (2.45%) Selenium
13 37 (2.38%) Grunt
14 36 (2.32%) webpack
15 33 (2.12%) gulp
16 28 (1.80%) SpecFlow
17 27 (1.74%) Eclipse
18 24 (1.54%) Bitbucket
19 23 (1.48%) NUnit
20 22 (1.42%) Toad
General
1 399 (25.68%) Finance
2 105 (6.76%) Banking
3 37 (2.38%) Retail
4 31 (1.99%) Law
4 31 (1.99%) Marketing
5 24 (1.54%) Financial Institution
6 23 (1.48%) Investment Banking
7 22 (1.42%) Advertising
8 14 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.77%) Front Office
10 8 (0.51%) Games
11 7 (0.45%) Back Office
11 7 (0.45%) Legal
12 5 (0.32%) Electronics
12 5 (0.32%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.26%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.13%) Billing
15 1 (0.064%) Automotive
15 1 (0.064%) Publishing
15 1 (0.064%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 520 (33.46%) .NET
2 458 (29.47%) HTML
3 372 (23.94%) CSS
4 363 (23.36%) AngularJS
5 270 (17.37%) ASP.NET
6 207 (13.32%) Spring
7 185 (11.90%) HTML5
8 178 (11.45%) Web Services
9 170 (10.94%) React
10 161 (10.36%) jQuery
11 152 (9.78%) ASP.NET MVC
12 135 (8.69%) Node.js
13 133 (8.56%) Hibernate
14 123 (7.92%) ASP.NET Web API
15 121 (7.79%) RESTful
16 119 (7.66%) XML
17 112 (7.21%) REST
18 95 (6.11%) WCF
19 87 (5.60%) .NET Framework
20 83 (5.34%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 115 (7.40%) Enterprise Software
2 108 (6.95%) Computer Science
3 96 (6.18%) Greenfield Project
4 89 (5.73%) Fintech
5 81 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
5 81 (5.21%) User Experience
6 37 (2.38%) Mobile App
7 32 (2.06%) Algorithms
7 32 (2.06%) Robotics
8 28 (1.80%) Data Structures
9 14 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (0.71%) Driving Licence
10 11 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (0.64%) Smartphone
12 9 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (0.58%) Management Information System
13 8 (0.51%) Derivative
13 8 (0.51%) Internet of Things
14 7 (0.45%) 3D Graphics
14 7 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 106 (6.82%) Linux
2 68 (4.38%) Unix
3 65 (4.18%) Windows
4 63 (4.05%) Android
5 42 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.58%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.39%) CentOS
8 4 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.13%) Solaris
9 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.064%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.064%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.064%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 693 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 334 (21.49%) MVC
3 277 (17.82%) TDD
4 251 (16.15%) OO
5 211 (13.58%) SDLC
6 210 (13.51%) Scrum
7 190 (12.23%) Software Engineering
8 178 (11.45%) Web Development
9 145 (9.33%) Front End Development
9 145 (9.33%) Test Automation
10 144 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
11 141 (9.07%) BDD
12 132 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
13 131 (8.43%) Mentoring
14 130 (8.37%) Unit Testing
15 120 (7.72%) OOP
16 108 (6.95%) Microservices
17 102 (6.56%) Multithreading
18 91 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
19 84 (5.41%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 650 (41.83%) JavaScript
2 614 (39.51%) SQL
3 574 (36.94%) Java
4 559 (35.97%) C#
5 183 (11.78%) Python
6 139 (8.94%) PL/SQL
7 118 (7.59%) PHP
8 98 (6.31%) C++
9 81 (5.21%) T-SQL
10 65 (4.18%) TypeScript
11 50 (3.22%) Ruby
12 33 (2.12%) VB.NET
13 32 (2.06%) Java 8
14 31 (1.99%) PowerShell
15 25 (1.61%) Kotlin
16 24 (1.54%) ES6
16 24 (1.54%) Shell Script
17 22 (1.42%) Apple Swift
18 21 (1.35%) Perl
19 19 (1.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 190 (12.23%) Degree
2 56 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (0.90%) Security Cleared
4 11 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.39%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.26%) HND
6 4 (0.26%) MBA
6 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.26%) PhD
7 2 (0.13%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.13%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.064%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.064%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.064%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.25%) QA
2 5 (0.32%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.26%) GDPR
4 1 (0.064%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.064%) WCAG
System Software
1 88 (5.66%) Docker
2 14 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.19%) NFS
4 2 (0.13%) HDFS
4 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.064%) Firmware
5 1 (0.064%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.064%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.064%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.064%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.064%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.064%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (3.47%) Ansible
2 40 (2.57%) Puppet
3 19 (1.22%) Kubernetes
4 17 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.19%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.13%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.064%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.064%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.064%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.064%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.064%) Terraform
8 1 (0.064%) vMotion
Vendors
1 238 (15.32%) Oracle
2 211 (13.58%) Microsoft
3 42 (2.70%) Xamarin
4 39 (2.51%) Google
5 33 (2.12%) Sybase
6 24 (1.54%) Tableau
7 23 (1.48%) IBM
8 22 (1.42%) SAP
8 22 (1.42%) TIBCO
9 16 (1.03%) Informatica
10 15 (0.97%) Cognos
10 15 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (0.90%) Avaloq
12 12 (0.77%) Facebook
12 12 (0.77%) Solace
13 10 (0.64%) Zend
14 9 (0.58%) MicroStrategy
15 8 (0.51%) Cognizant
15 8 (0.51%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.51%) Talarian