Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Senior Developer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 39 60
Rank change year-on-year -3 +21 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 328 289 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.79% 5.55% 3.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.01% 5.79% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 227 192 177
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 5454 4995 6058
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 95.93% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3495 3103 3893
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,738 £27,025 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Scotland

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Senior Developer in Scotland

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in Scotland

Senior Developer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 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
Glasgow +11 191 £50,000 +11.11% 11
Edinburgh -11 129 £47,500 - 8
Fife +1 2 £39,250 -
West Lothian -2 2 £40,000 -
Dundee -7 1 £37,500 -7.41% 2
Lothian - 1 £43,000 -
Highlands - 1 £55,000 -
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Senior Developer 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 204 (62.20%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (51.22%) Java
3 133 (40.55%) C#
4 123 (37.50%) .NET
5 114 (34.76%) JavaScript
6 105 (32.01%) SQL
7 96 (29.27%) MVC
8 94 (28.66%) AngularJS
9 93 (28.35%) TDD
10 85 (25.91%) Spring
11 82 (25.00%) ASP.NET
12 80 (24.39%) HTML
13 78 (23.78%) CSS
14 65 (19.82%) Relational Database
15 64 (19.51%) Finance
16 60 (18.29%) SQL Server
17 54 (16.46%) ASP.NET MVC
18 53 (16.16%) Scrum
19 52 (15.85%) Hibernate
20 51 (15.55%) OO
21 50 (15.24%) JSON
21 50 (15.24%) React
22 49 (14.94%) Mentoring
23 48 (14.63%) .NET Framework
24 47 (14.33%) CSS3
25 46 (14.02%) Test Automation
25 46 (14.02%) SDLC
25 46 (14.02%) Python
26 42 (12.80%) Big Data
27 41 (12.50%) BDD

Senior Developer 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 17 (5.18%) Tomcat
2 15 (4.57%) CMS
3 13 (3.96%) Umbraco
4 9 (2.74%) JBoss
5 8 (2.44%) Apache
6 7 (2.13%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.83%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.52%) EPiServer
8 5 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.91%) Confluence
9 3 (0.91%) GemFire
10 2 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.30%) IIS
11 1 (0.30%) Immediacy CMS
11 1 (0.30%) Kentico
11 1 (0.30%) SAS
11 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.30%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 7 (2.13%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.91%) InDesign
2 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (7.93%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.91%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.91%) SaaS
4 3 (0.91%) Slack
5 2 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.61%) GitHub
5 2 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.61%) IaaS
5 2 (0.61%) Office 365
6 1 (0.30%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.44%) SSL
2 5 (1.52%) SSH
3 3 (0.91%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.61%) HTTP
4 2 (0.61%) Internet
5 1 (0.30%) SMS
5 1 (0.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (19.82%) Relational Database
2 60 (18.29%) SQL Server
3 42 (12.80%) Big Data
4 32 (9.76%) RDBMS
5 20 (6.10%) NoSQL
6 16 (4.88%) MongoDB
6 16 (4.88%) MySQL
7 12 (3.66%) Hadoop
7 12 (3.66%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (2.44%) DB2
10 6 (1.83%) CouchDB
10 6 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.22%) Redis
12 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.91%) InterSystems Cache
13 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (8.84%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.88%) JUnit
3 15 (4.57%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.57%) Subversion
4 13 (3.96%) Maven
5 12 (3.66%) JIRA
6 11 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (3.35%) Visual Studio
7 10 (3.05%) Moq
7 10 (3.05%) NUnit
8 5 (1.52%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.52%) GitLab
9 4 (1.22%) Ant
9 4 (1.22%) Gradle
9 4 (1.22%) Selenium
10 3 (0.91%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.91%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.91%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.91%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (0.91%) NetBeans
General
1 64 (19.51%) Finance
2 34 (10.37%) Banking
3 10 (3.05%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.22%) Advertising
4 4 (1.22%) Front Office
4 4 (1.22%) Marketing
5 3 (0.91%) Automotive
6 2 (0.61%) Electronics
6 2 (0.61%) Games
6 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.61%) Publishing
6 2 (0.61%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.61%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.30%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (37.50%) .NET
2 94 (28.66%) AngularJS
3 85 (25.91%) Spring
4 82 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 80 (24.39%) HTML
6 78 (23.78%) CSS
7 54 (16.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 52 (15.85%) Hibernate
9 50 (15.24%) JSON
9 50 (15.24%) React
10 48 (14.63%) .NET Framework
11 47 (14.33%) CSS3
12 36 (10.98%) Web Services
13 35 (10.67%) Ember.js
13 35 (10.67%) jQuery
14 32 (9.76%) WCF
15 29 (8.84%) HTML5
16 27 (8.23%) RESTful
17 26 (7.93%) REST
18 24 (7.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.20%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (4.88%) User Experience
3 14 (4.27%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.27%) Robotics
4 10 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.05%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.44%) Fintech
6 6 (1.83%) Tandem
7 5 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.52%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.22%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.22%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (1.22%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.30%) Derivative
10 1 (0.30%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.30%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.30%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.30%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.01%) Linux
2 15 (4.57%) Windows
3 14 (4.27%) Android
4 12 (3.66%) Unix
5 7 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.83%) Solaris
7 3 (0.91%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (62.20%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (29.27%) MVC
3 93 (28.35%) TDD
4 53 (16.16%) Scrum
5 51 (15.55%) OO
6 49 (14.94%) Mentoring
7 46 (14.02%) SDLC
7 46 (14.02%) Test Automation
8 41 (12.50%) BDD
9 38 (11.59%) Multithreading
10 36 (10.98%) Software Engineering
11 34 (10.37%) Concurrent Programming
12 32 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (8.54%) Unit Testing
14 25 (7.62%) Microservices
15 21 (6.40%) Web Development
16 19 (5.79%) Machine Learning
16 19 (5.79%) Software Delivery
17 17 (5.18%) DevOps
18 16 (4.88%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 168 (51.22%) Java
2 133 (40.55%) C#
3 114 (34.76%) JavaScript
4 105 (32.01%) SQL
5 46 (14.02%) Python
6 21 (6.40%) C++
7 18 (5.49%) PHP
8 15 (4.57%) Ruby
9 10 (3.05%) Scala
10 9 (2.74%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.44%) TypeScript
12 7 (2.13%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.83%) Perl
14 5 (1.52%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.52%) VB
15 4 (1.22%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.91%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.91%) C
16 3 (0.91%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 25 (7.62%) Degree
2 9 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.44%) MCAD
3 8 (2.44%) MCSD
3 8 (2.44%) MCTS
4 2 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.74%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (1.83%) Docker
2 5 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.61%) Capistrano
2 2 (0.61%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.30%) Rancher
Vendors
1 38 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.76%) Oracle
3 14 (4.27%) Xamarin
4 9 (2.74%) Sybase
5 6 (1.83%) IBM
6 5 (1.52%) VMware
7 3 (0.91%) Adobe
7 3 (0.91%) Reuters
7 3 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.91%) Zend
8 2 (0.61%) Alterian
8 2 (0.61%) Google
8 2 (0.61%) Nintex
8 2 (0.61%) SAP
9 1 (0.30%) Apple
9 1 (0.30%) Capita
9 1 (0.30%) Cognos
9 1 (0.30%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.30%) PayPal
9 1 (0.30%) Progress