The median annual salary for a Programmer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 141 118
Rank change year-on-year +25 -23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 20 20 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.86% 0.68% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.72% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7 12 33
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% +5.55%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.62% -  

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 2229 2780 2983
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.95% 94.78% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1369 1809 1842
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 28 March 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
Edinburgh +16 14 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Glasgow +17 4 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Dundee +6 2 £32,500 +8.33%
Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 25 (60.98%) Finance
2 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) C#
3 21 (51.22%) .NET
4 20 (48.78%) SQL Server
4 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
5 18 (43.90%) Visual Studio
5 18 (43.90%) ASP.NET
5 18 (43.90%) TDD
5 18 (43.90%) Scrum
5 18 (43.90%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (43.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (43.90%) AngularJS
5 18 (43.90%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (39.02%) .NET Framework
6 16 (39.02%) MS Excel
7 10 (24.39%) MVC
8 9 (21.95%) OO
9 8 (19.51%) C++
9 8 (19.51%) Games
9 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (17.07%) Oracle
11 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
12 5 (12.20%) PL/SQL
12 5 (12.20%) SQL
12 5 (12.20%) HTML
12 5 (12.20%) CSS
12 5 (12.20%) CMS
12 5 (12.20%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (12.20%) CSS3

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 (12.20%) CMS
2 3 (7.32%) EPiServer
3 2 (4.88%) CICS
3 2 (4.88%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (2.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (39.02%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (48.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (43.90%) Team Foundation Server
1 18 (43.90%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.32%) Jasmine
3 2 (4.88%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 25 (60.98%) Finance
2 8 (19.51%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (51.22%) .NET
2 18 (43.90%) AngularJS
2 18 (43.90%) ASP.NET
3 16 (39.02%) .NET Framework
4 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (12.20%) CSS
5 5 (12.20%) CSS3
5 5 (12.20%) HTML
5 5 (12.20%) HTML5
5 5 (12.20%) jQuery
6 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (7.32%) Sass
6 3 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (7.32%) Unreal Engine
6 3 (7.32%) XML
7 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (4.88%) CryEngine
7 2 (4.88%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (4.88%) SOAP
7 2 (4.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 18 (43.90%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.32%) User Experience
3 2 (4.88%) Animation
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile Games
3 2 (4.88%) VSAM
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.44%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (43.90%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (43.90%) Scrum
2 18 (43.90%) TDD
3 10 (24.39%) MVC
4 9 (21.95%) OO
5 5 (12.20%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
6 4 (9.76%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Game Development
7 3 (7.32%) Progressive Enhancement
7 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Content Management
8 2 (4.88%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.88%) Front End Development
8 2 (4.88%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (4.88%) Web Design
8 2 (4.88%) Web Development
9 1 (2.44%) Project Management
9 1 (2.44%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) C#
2 8 (19.51%) C++
3 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.20%) PL/SQL
4 5 (12.20%) SQL
5 2 (4.88%) COBOL
5 2 (4.88%) Java
5 2 (4.88%) JCL
5 2 (4.88%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Job Entry Subsystem
Vendors
1 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.44%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.44%) Sony
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