The median annual salary for a Programmer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 138 141
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 8 24 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.29% 0.84% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.87% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 18
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2552 2769 2967
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.03% 96.62% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1640 1596 1883
Median salary £43,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Programmer in the job title.

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
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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -6 4 £45,000 +12.50%
Stirling - 3 £45,000 -
Edinburgh -12 1 £47,500 +3.26% 1
Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 17 (60.71%) Finance
2 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 12 (42.86%) C#
5 11 (39.29%) Scrum
6 10 (35.71%) SQL
6 10 (35.71%) .NET
6 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 9 (32.14%) ETL
7 9 (32.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
8 8 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (28.57%) Visual Studio
8 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET
8 8 (28.57%) TDD
9 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework
10 5 (17.86%) jQuery
10 5 (17.86%) HTML5
10 5 (17.86%) CSS3
10 5 (17.86%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (17.86%) CSS
10 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (17.86%) Oracle
10 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
10 5 (17.86%) HTML
10 5 (17.86%) CMS
11 4 (14.29%) SAS

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 (17.86%) CMS
2 4 (14.29%) SAS
3 3 (10.71%) EPiServer
4 2 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (3.57%) CICS
5 1 (3.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (10.71%) QlikView
5 1 (3.57%) Base SAS
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (3.57%) SAS EBI
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 3 (10.71%) Jasmine
General
1 17 (60.71%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Games
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) .NET
2 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
2 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework
4 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (17.86%) CSS
4 5 (17.86%) CSS3
4 5 (17.86%) HTML
4 5 (17.86%) HTML5
4 5 (17.86%) jQuery
5 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (10.71%) Sass
5 3 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (7.14%) JNI
7 1 (3.57%) MDX
7 1 (3.57%) Middleware
7 1 (3.57%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (10.71%) User Experience
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile Games
4 1 (3.57%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Scrum
3 9 (32.14%) ETL
4 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (28.57%) TDD
5 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (17.86%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
7 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 4 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Visualisation
8 3 (10.71%) Analytics
8 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (10.71%) Dashboard Development
8 3 (10.71%) Data Analytics
8 3 (10.71%) Data Transformation
8 3 (10.71%) Predictive Analytics
8 3 (10.71%) Progressive Enhancement
8 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) C#
2 10 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) C++
4 3 (10.71%) Python
4 3 (10.71%) R
5 2 (7.14%) Java
5 2 (7.14%) Objective-C
5 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.57%) COBOL
6 1 (3.57%) JCL
6 1 (3.57%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) Informatica
4 2 (7.14%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.57%) Cognos
5 1 (3.57%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (3.57%) Tableau
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