Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,049 1,202 1,553
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 30.05% 32.11% 29.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.79% 33.47% 30.44%
Number of salaries quoted 791 840 1,050
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £30,225
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,188 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £62,850
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 3,300 3,591 5,102
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.94% 95.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2,265 2,355 3,407
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,600 £28,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £73,650 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 0 447 £45,000 - 86
Edinburgh +1 442 £50,000 +11.11% 120
Dundee +2 26 £47,500 +14.46% 8
Aberdeen -1 21 £47,338 +16.17% 7
West Lothian +2 14 £40,000 -14.89% 10
Lanarkshire - 12 - -
Renfrewshire +9 6 - - 1
Dunbartonshire - 6 - -
Fife -3 5 £55,000 +15.79%
Stirling -1 3 £42,500 -19.05% 1
Scottish Borders +6 2 £60,000 -14.29% 2
South Lanarkshire -5 2 £45,000 +7.14%
Aberdeenshire - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire +4 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Midlothian +1 1 £47,500 +10.47%
Ayrshire 0 1 £65,000 +57.58%
East Lothian -1 1 £55,000 +54.93%
Falkirk - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - - 1
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 442 (42.14%) JavaScript
2 380 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
3 296 (28.22%) C#
4 289 (27.55%) Java
5 261 (24.88%) React
6 260 (24.79%) HTML
7 259 (24.69%) .NET
8 258 (24.59%) CSS
9 212 (20.21%) SQL
10 180 (17.16%) Azure
11 179 (17.06%) AngularJS
12 166 (15.82%) SQL Server
13 155 (14.78%) Finance
14 154 (14.68%) Front End Development
15 131 (12.49%) Git (software)
16 127 (12.11%) Python
17 126 (12.01%) Software Engineering
18 113 (10.77%) DevOps
19 111 (10.58%) Web Development
20 110 (10.49%) PHP
21 107 (10.20%) Spring
21 107 (10.20%) Mentoring
22 106 (10.10%) AWS
23 105 (10.01%) TypeScript
24 101 (9.63%) ASP.NET
24 101 (9.63%) MVC
25 100 (9.53%) OO
25 100 (9.53%) .NET Core
26 97 (9.25%) Docker
27 95 (9.06%) Microservices

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 34 (3.24%) Apache
2 24 (2.29%) IIS
3 20 (1.91%) CMS
4 17 (1.62%) WordPress
5 12 (1.14%) Confluence
5 12 (1.14%) Drupal
5 12 (1.14%) Umbraco
6 8 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (0.57%) SugarCRM
8 5 (0.48%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.29%) ColdFusion
9 3 (0.29%) nginx
9 3 (0.29%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.19%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.19%) Podio
11 1 (0.095%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.095%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.095%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.76%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.19%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 9 (0.86%) Magento
1 9 (0.86%) Shopify
2 5 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.095%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 180 (17.16%) Azure
2 106 (10.10%) AWS
3 53 (5.05%) SaaS
4 32 (3.05%) GCP
5 31 (2.96%) Power Platform
6 20 (1.91%) npm
7 7 (0.67%) Yarn
8 6 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.57%) PowerApps
9 5 (0.48%) Amazon EKS
9 5 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.38%) Microsoft 365
10 4 (0.38%) Power Automate
11 3 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.29%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.29%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (0.29%) GitHub
11 3 (0.29%) IaaS
11 3 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.57%) Internet
2 4 (0.38%) Skype
3 3 (0.29%) HTTP
4 2 (0.19%) SNMP
4 2 (0.19%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.095%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.095%) Firewall
5 1 (0.095%) SMS
5 1 (0.095%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (15.82%) SQL Server
2 67 (6.39%) MySQL
3 42 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 35 (3.34%) Relational Database
5 28 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (2.48%) Power BI
7 25 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 23 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 22 (2.10%) MongoDB
10 20 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (1.91%) Redis
11 19 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (1.53%) Big Data
13 9 (0.86%) QlikView
14 8 (0.76%) Tableau
15 7 (0.67%) GIS
16 6 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.57%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.57%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 131 (12.49%) Git (software)
2 48 (4.58%) JIRA
3 39 (3.72%) Visual Studio
4 28 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (2.38%) webpack
6 24 (2.29%) Subversion
7 22 (2.10%) Jenkins
7 22 (2.10%) Selenium
8 19 (1.81%) JUnit
9 17 (1.62%) Cucumber
9 17 (1.62%) gulp
10 11 (1.05%) Maven
10 11 (1.05%) Xcode
11 10 (0.95%) Cypress.io
11 10 (0.95%) Karma Test Runner
12 9 (0.86%) Eclipse
12 9 (0.86%) IntelliJ
12 9 (0.86%) Jasmine
12 9 (0.86%) Mockito
13 7 (0.67%) WebDriver
General
1 155 (14.78%) Finance
2 49 (4.67%) Marketing
3 36 (3.43%) Banking
4 20 (1.91%) Public Sector
5 19 (1.81%) Games
5 19 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.33%) Publishing
7 13 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.14%) Automotive
9 10 (0.95%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.95%) Multimedia
9 10 (0.95%) Retail
10 9 (0.86%) Law
11 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.19%) Legal
12 2 (0.19%) Local Government
12 2 (0.19%) Police
13 1 (0.095%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (24.88%) React
2 260 (24.79%) HTML
3 259 (24.69%) .NET
4 258 (24.59%) CSS
5 179 (17.06%) AngularJS
6 107 (10.20%) Spring
7 101 (9.63%) ASP.NET
8 100 (9.53%) .NET Core
9 92 (8.77%) Vue.js
10 85 (8.10%) jQuery
11 82 (7.82%) HTML5
12 81 (7.72%) .NET Framework
13 77 (7.34%) Node.js
14 72 (6.86%) RESTful
15 62 (5.91%) REST
16 56 (5.34%) Entity Framework
17 54 (5.15%) Redux
18 49 (4.67%) Web Services
19 42 (4.00%) CSS3
20 39 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 88 (8.39%) User Experience
2 66 (6.29%) Mobile App
3 41 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
4 36 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (2.86%) EPoS
6 29 (2.76%) e-Learning
7 26 (2.48%) Data Structures
8 25 (2.38%) Algorithms
9 16 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.33%) Life Science
11 13 (1.24%) LIMS
12 12 (1.14%) Renewable Energy
13 9 (0.86%) Smart Energy
13 9 (0.86%) Virtual Team
14 8 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
15 7 (0.67%) Animation
15 7 (0.67%) Social Media
16 6 (0.57%) Augmented Reality
16 6 (0.57%) Podcast
17 3 (0.29%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 56 (5.34%) Apple iOS
2 49 (4.67%) Linux
3 36 (3.43%) Android
4 10 (0.95%) Unix
4 10 (0.95%) Windows
5 4 (0.38%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.095%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (14.68%) Front End Development
3 126 (12.01%) Software Engineering
4 113 (10.77%) DevOps
5 111 (10.58%) Web Development
6 107 (10.20%) Mentoring
7 101 (9.63%) MVC
8 100 (9.53%) OO
9 95 (9.06%) Microservices
10 94 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
11 91 (8.67%) SDLC
12 85 (8.10%) TDD
13 73 (6.96%) OOP
14 67 (6.39%) E-Commerce
15 64 (6.10%) Artificial Intelligence
15 64 (6.10%) Computer Science
16 62 (5.91%) Machine Learning
16 62 (5.91%) Scrum
17 61 (5.82%) Fintech
18 49 (4.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 442 (42.14%) JavaScript
2 296 (28.22%) C#
3 289 (27.55%) Java
4 212 (20.21%) SQL
5 127 (12.11%) Python
6 110 (10.49%) PHP
7 105 (10.01%) TypeScript
8 45 (4.29%) C++
9 40 (3.81%) Apple Swift
10 34 (3.24%) Java 8
11 32 (3.05%) Kotlin
12 29 (2.76%) Objective-C
13 23 (2.19%) Ruby
14 20 (1.91%) T-SQL
15 19 (1.81%) PL/SQL
16 16 (1.53%) Scala
17 15 (1.43%) ES6
18 12 (1.14%) Go
18 12 (1.14%) VB
19 10 (0.95%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 90 (8.58%) Degree
2 23 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.14%) Security Cleared
4 9 (0.86%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.29%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.095%) HND
7 1 (0.095%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.095%) PhD
7 1 (0.095%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.57%) QA
2 21 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.095%) Data Quality
System Software
1 97 (9.25%) Docker
2 8 (0.76%) Firmware
3 1 (0.095%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.095%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (4.10%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.24%) Ansible
3 10 (0.95%) Terraform
4 4 (0.38%) Grafana
4 4 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.38%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.095%) Puppet
5 1 (0.095%) Rancher
Vendors
1 90 (8.58%) Microsoft
2 45 (4.29%) Oracle
3 25 (2.38%) Google
4 19 (1.81%) Apple
5 17 (1.62%) Xamarin
6 10 (0.95%) Solace
6 10 (0.95%) Zend
7 8 (0.76%) Blue Prism
7 8 (0.76%) Sitecore
8 7 (0.67%) Ceridian
8 7 (0.67%) DevExpress
8 7 (0.67%) UiPath
9 6 (0.57%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.57%) CODA
9 6 (0.57%) Embarcadero
9 6 (0.57%) IBM
9 6 (0.57%) WooCommerce
10 5 (0.48%) Hyperion
11 4 (0.38%) Adobe
11 4 (0.38%) Red Hat