Period
to 19 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 190 195
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 47 28 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.82% 0.54% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.57% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 35 15 29
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £35,400 £33,750 £31,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £48,250 £52,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 5,474 4,954 5,597
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 95.20% 95.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3,676 3,113 3,374
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% -1.15% +2.35%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +4 26 £45,000 - 1
Edinburgh -1 21 £45,000 +9.09% 4
Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 29 (61.70%) Java
1 29 (61.70%) SQL
1 29 (61.70%) Finance
2 28 (59.57%) OO
3 27 (57.45%) C#
4 26 (55.32%) TDD
5 24 (51.06%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (38.30%) C++
6 18 (38.30%) Python
7 17 (36.17%) OOP
7 17 (36.17%) OOA/OOD
7 17 (36.17%) XML
7 17 (36.17%) Refactoring
7 17 (36.17%) BDD
7 17 (36.17%) Relational Database
8 16 (34.04%) NoSQL
8 16 (34.04%) Unit Testing
8 16 (34.04%) Test Automation
8 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (31.91%) MVC
9 15 (31.91%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (31.91%) MQSeries
9 15 (31.91%) XML Schema
9 15 (31.91%) Middleware
9 15 (31.91%) System Testing
9 15 (31.91%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (31.91%) Complex Event Processing
9 15 (31.91%) XPath
9 15 (31.91%) Ruby
9 15 (31.91%) Bigtable

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 15 (31.91%) MQSeries
2 7 (14.89%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) CMS
4 1 (2.13%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.17%) Relational Database
2 16 (34.04%) NoSQL
3 15 (31.91%) Apache Cassandra
3 15 (31.91%) Bigtable
3 15 (31.91%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (23.40%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.26%) DB2
6 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Visual Studio
2 9 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.26%) Ant
4 2 (4.26%) Gradle
4 2 (4.26%) Hudson
4 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.26%) Maven
4 2 (4.26%) Subversion
5 1 (2.13%) Jasmine
General
1 29 (61.70%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
2 5 (10.64%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Front Office
4 1 (2.13%) Prime Brokerage
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.17%) XML
2 15 (31.91%) Middleware
2 15 (31.91%) XML Schema
3 14 (29.79%) .NET
4 12 (25.53%) .NET Framework
4 12 (25.53%) AngularJS
5 11 (23.40%) ASP.NET
6 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (21.28%) CSS
6 10 (21.28%) HTML
7 9 (19.15%) SOAP
7 9 (19.15%) Spring
8 7 (14.89%) REST
8 7 (14.89%) Web Services
9 3 (6.38%) Entity Framework
9 3 (6.38%) jQuery
10 2 (4.26%) CSS3
10 2 (4.26%) JSON
10 2 (4.26%) Protocol Buffers
10 2 (4.26%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.91%) Virtual Team
2 9 (19.15%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (14.89%) Smartphone
4 5 (10.64%) Derivative
5 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
6 3 (6.38%) Algorithms
6 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (6.38%) Equities
6 3 (6.38%) Fixed Income
6 3 (6.38%) User Experience
7 2 (4.26%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
8 1 (2.13%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (2.13%) Fintech
8 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Unix
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Android
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (59.57%) OO
2 26 (55.32%) TDD
3 24 (51.06%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (36.17%) BDD
4 17 (36.17%) OOA/OOD
4 17 (36.17%) OOP
4 17 (36.17%) Refactoring
5 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (34.04%) Test Automation
5 16 (34.04%) Unit Testing
6 15 (31.91%) Complex Event Processing
6 15 (31.91%) Continuous Deployment
6 15 (31.91%) Domain Models
6 15 (31.91%) MVC
6 15 (31.91%) System Testing
7 11 (23.40%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (19.15%) Decision-Making
9 7 (14.89%) Case Management
10 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
11 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (61.70%) Java
1 29 (61.70%) SQL
2 27 (57.45%) C#
3 18 (38.30%) C++
3 18 (38.30%) Python
4 15 (31.91%) Ruby
4 15 (31.91%) XPath
5 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
6 7 (14.89%) Kotlin
7 2 (4.26%) C
7 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.13%) Perl
8 1 (2.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) Dodd-Frank
1 2 (4.26%) EMIR
1 2 (4.26%) MiFID
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) Perforce
2 2 (4.26%) Sitecore