Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Programmer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 166 189
Rank change year-on-year -26 +23 -115
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 31 50 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.55% 0.96% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 1.00% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 16 29 47
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £36,000 £31,500 £23,626
90th Percentile £53,250 £51,500 £50,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +6.75%

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 5398 4990 6140
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.00% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3449 3098 3950
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,825 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in Scotland

Programmer
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Programmer in Scotland.

Salary trend for Programmer in Scotland

Programmer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Programmer in Scotland

Programmer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 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
Stirling - 15 £45,000 - 1
Edinburgh -22 9 £45,415 +13.54%
Glasgow -22 6 £41,250 +3.13% 1
Dundee -9 1 £46,000 +53.33%
Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 19 (61.29%) Visual Studio
2 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (41.94%) Python
4 12 (38.71%) C++
4 12 (38.71%) Scrum
5 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
5 11 (35.48%) Games
5 11 (35.48%) Unreal Engine
6 10 (32.26%) Xbox
6 10 (32.26%) PlayStation
6 10 (32.26%) Visual Effects
6 10 (32.26%) C#
6 10 (32.26%) Windows
6 10 (32.26%) Software Engineering
7 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
7 9 (29.03%) Unix
7 9 (29.03%) .NET
7 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
8 8 (25.81%) Selenium
8 8 (25.81%) WCF
8 8 (25.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (25.81%) SpecFlow
8 8 (25.81%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 8 (25.81%) SQL
9 7 (22.58%) ETL
10 5 (16.13%) SAS
10 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (16.13%) Data Warehouse

Programmer 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 5 (16.13%) SAS
2 1 (3.23%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (3.23%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) SPSS
2 1 (3.23%) EngageOne
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (12.90%) QlikView
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.23%) Base SAS
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (3.23%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 19 (61.29%) Visual Studio
2 8 (25.81%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) SpecFlow
2 8 (25.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 11 (35.48%) Games
3 5 (16.13%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.45%) Legal
5 1 (3.23%) Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) Unreal Engine
2 9 (29.03%) .NET
3 8 (25.81%) WCF
4 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.23%) CSS
4 1 (3.23%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) Middleware
4 1 (3.23%) Spring
4 1 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) PlayStation
1 10 (32.26%) Xbox
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) VxWorks
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Scrum
3 10 (32.26%) Software Engineering
3 10 (32.26%) Visual Effects
4 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (25.81%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 7 (22.58%) ETL
7 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (16.13%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (16.13%) Visualisation
8 4 (12.90%) Analytics
8 4 (12.90%) Dashboard Development
8 4 (12.90%) Data Analysis
8 4 (12.90%) Data Analytics
8 4 (12.90%) Data Transformation
8 4 (12.90%) Predictive Analytics
9 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
9 2 (6.45%) Open Source
9 2 (6.45%) Software Delivery
10 1 (3.23%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) Python
2 12 (38.71%) C++
3 10 (32.26%) C#
4 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
4 8 (25.81%) SQL
5 4 (12.90%) Java
5 4 (12.90%) R
6 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.45%) VB
8 1 (3.23%) C
8 1 (3.23%) Clojure
8 1 (3.23%) Perl
8 1 (3.23%) Ruby
8 1 (3.23%) SAS Macro
8 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Informatica
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Reuters