Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 148 196
Rank change year-on-year -60 +48 -88
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 25 44 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.45% 0.95% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.98% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 9 23 32
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £35,125 £37,500 £27,650
90th Percentile £61,500 £47,150 £53,175
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%

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 5,369 4,470 5,841
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.40% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3,564 2,865 3,794
Scotland median annual salary £44,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.33% +1.18% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,500 £64,675
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 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
Stirling - 13 £40,000 -
Edinburgh -36 6 £45,415 +13.54% 1
Glasgow -25 5 £37,500 -17.58%
Dundee -8 1 £46,000 +53.33% 1
Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 17 (68.00%) Visual Studio
2 14 (56.00%) C++
3 13 (52.00%) Games
4 11 (44.00%) Unreal Engine
5 10 (40.00%) PlayStation
5 10 (40.00%) Xbox
5 10 (40.00%) Visual Effects
5 10 (40.00%) Software Engineering
6 9 (36.00%) Windows
7 8 (32.00%) C#
7 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (32.00%) Finance
7 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (28.00%) .NET
8 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (24.00%) Python
9 6 (24.00%) Unix
9 6 (24.00%) Scrum
10 5 (20.00%) Selenium
10 5 (20.00%) WCF
10 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
10 5 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 4 (16.00%) Legal
11 4 (16.00%) Java
11 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
12 3 (12.00%) Financial Institution
13 2 (8.00%) OpenGL

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 1 (4.00%) CMS
1 1 (4.00%) EPiServer
1 1 (4.00%) K2 blackpearl
1 1 (4.00%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Elite 3E
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (68.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (20.00%) Selenium
3 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (52.00%) Games
2 8 (32.00%) Finance
3 4 (16.00%) Legal
4 3 (12.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) Unreal Engine
2 7 (28.00%) .NET
3 5 (20.00%) WCF
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.00%) CSS
4 2 (8.00%) DirectX
4 2 (8.00%) HTML
4 2 (8.00%) OpenGL
4 2 (8.00%) Vulkan
5 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.00%) CSS3
5 1 (4.00%) HTML5
5 1 (4.00%) jQuery
5 1 (4.00%) Middleware
5 1 (4.00%) Sass
5 1 (4.00%) Spring
5 1 (4.00%) XML
5 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) PlayStation
1 10 (40.00%) Xbox
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) VxWorks
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 10 (40.00%) Visual Effects
2 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (24.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (8.00%) API Design
6 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (8.00%) Open Source
6 2 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (8.00%) Software Delivery
6 2 (8.00%) TDD
6 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.00%) ETL
7 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
7 1 (4.00%) SOA
7 1 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (4.00%) Web Design
7 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) C++
2 8 (32.00%) C#
3 6 (24.00%) Python
4 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (16.00%) Java
5 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.00%) Assembly Language
6 2 (8.00%) HLSL
6 2 (8.00%) SQL
6 2 (8.00%) VB
7 1 (4.00%) C
7 1 (4.00%) Clojure
7 1 (4.00%) Perl
7 1 (4.00%) Ruby
7 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Reuters