The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
UK / Scotland
Rank 27 53 35
Rank change year-on-year +26 -18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 173 131 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.52% 4.46% 5.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.83% 4.71% 6.16%
Number of salaries quoted 92 77 111
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 2209 2782 2954
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.96% 94.82% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1364 1809 1832
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%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 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
Glasgow +23 105 £50,000 +8.69% 16
Edinburgh +15 59 £47,500 +5.55% 16
West Lothian -7 2 £46,250 -7.50%
South Lanarkshire - 2 £44,000 - 1
Renfrewshire - 2 £45,000 -
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 160 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (37.17%) C#
3 123 (36.28%) SQL
4 121 (35.69%) Java
5 111 (32.74%) JavaScript
6 103 (30.38%) .NET
7 91 (26.84%) HTML
8 87 (25.66%) SQL Server
9 84 (24.78%) Finance
10 79 (23.30%) CSS
11 75 (22.12%) MVC
12 68 (20.06%) AngularJS
13 61 (17.99%) Relational Database
14 58 (17.11%) OO
15 53 (15.63%) ASP.NET
16 47 (13.86%) Microsoft
16 47 (13.86%) Software Engineering
17 45 (13.27%) Spring
18 44 (12.98%) Oracle
19 41 (12.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 39 (11.50%) Scrum
21 38 (11.21%) T-SQL
21 38 (11.21%) HTML5
22 36 (10.62%) TDD
23 35 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
24 32 (9.44%) Python
24 32 (9.44%) Git (software)
24 32 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
25 31 (9.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 30 (8.85%) SQL Server 2005

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 11 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.95%) CMS
3 8 (2.36%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.06%) Apache
5 6 (1.77%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.47%) JBoss
7 4 (1.18%) NetWeaver
7 4 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.88%) IIS
8 3 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.88%) SAS
8 3 (0.88%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.59%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.29%) Drupal
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.29%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 10 (2.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.29%) MS Office
2 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.65%) SaaS
3 7 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.59%) HTTP
1 2 (0.59%) Internet
2 1 (0.29%) Intranet
2 1 (0.29%) SNMP
2 1 (0.29%) SSH
2 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (25.66%) SQL Server
2 61 (17.99%) Relational Database
3 41 (12.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (9.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (8.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 29 (8.55%) RDBMS
7 28 (8.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 22 (6.49%) Oracle Database
9 20 (5.90%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (5.60%) NoSQL
11 15 (4.42%) Oracle Database 10g
12 14 (4.13%) MySQL
12 14 (4.13%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (3.83%) DB2
13 13 (3.83%) Oracle8/8i Database
13 13 (3.83%) Oracle9i Database
14 12 (3.54%) Big Data
15 7 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (1.77%) KDB
16 6 (1.77%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 32 (9.44%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.31%) Maven
3 17 (5.01%) PVCS
4 15 (4.42%) Jenkins
5 14 (4.13%) Grunt
6 13 (3.83%) gulp
6 13 (3.83%) Talend Open Studio
7 12 (3.54%) Bower
8 11 (3.24%) Selenium
8 11 (3.24%) Subversion
9 10 (2.95%) Visual Studio
10 9 (2.65%) Android Studio
10 9 (2.65%) Ant
11 7 (2.06%) JIRA
12 6 (1.77%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.77%) Hudson
12 6 (1.77%) JUnit
13 5 (1.47%) Artifactory
13 5 (1.47%) Genymotion
13 5 (1.47%) Gradle
General
1 84 (24.78%) Finance
2 28 (8.26%) Banking
3 18 (5.31%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.65%) Automotive
4 9 (2.65%) Games
5 6 (1.77%) Retail
6 5 (1.47%) Legal
7 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.88%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (30.38%) .NET
2 91 (26.84%) HTML
3 79 (23.30%) CSS
4 68 (20.06%) AngularJS
5 53 (15.63%) ASP.NET
6 45 (13.27%) Spring
7 38 (11.21%) HTML5
8 27 (7.96%) Ajax
9 26 (7.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (7.67%) Ember.js
10 25 (7.37%) Hibernate
10 25 (7.37%) XML
11 22 (6.49%) ASP.NET Web API
12 20 (5.90%) J2EE
12 20 (5.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 19 (5.60%) SOAP
14 18 (5.31%) jQuery
15 17 (5.01%) Backbone.js
16 16 (4.72%) Node.js
16 16 (4.72%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.37%) User Experience
2 20 (5.90%) Computer Science
3 19 (5.60%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (3.83%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.47%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.47%) Derivative
7 4 (1.18%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.18%) Augmented Reality
7 4 (1.18%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.59%) Clustering
8 2 (0.59%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.59%) FMCG
8 2 (0.59%) Replication
8 2 (0.59%) W3C
9 1 (0.29%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.29%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.29%) PlayStation
9 1 (0.29%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.85%) Unix
2 20 (5.90%) Android
3 19 (5.60%) Linux
4 11 (3.24%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.06%) Windows
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (22.12%) MVC
3 58 (17.11%) OO
4 47 (13.86%) Software Engineering
5 39 (11.50%) Scrum
6 36 (10.62%) TDD
7 35 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (8.85%) ETL
8 30 (8.85%) Mentoring
9 29 (8.55%) Web Development
10 23 (6.78%) Infrastructure Management
11 18 (5.31%) Android Development
11 18 (5.31%) Data Modelling
11 18 (5.31%) Unit Testing
12 17 (5.01%) Mobile Development
12 17 (5.01%) SDLC
13 16 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
14 15 (4.42%) SOA
15 14 (4.13%) Multithreading
15 14 (4.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (37.17%) C#
2 123 (36.28%) SQL
3 121 (35.69%) Java
4 111 (32.74%) JavaScript
5 38 (11.21%) T-SQL
6 32 (9.44%) Python
7 27 (7.96%) PL/SQL
8 23 (6.78%) C++
9 19 (5.60%) PHP
10 18 (5.31%) Ruby
11 12 (3.54%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.65%) Perl
13 8 (2.36%) VB.NET
14 7 (2.06%) GraphQL
15 5 (1.47%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.47%) Scala
15 5 (1.47%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.47%) VB
16 4 (1.18%) C
16 4 (1.18%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 18 (5.31%) Degree
2 15 (4.42%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.59%) HND
4 1 (0.29%) MCP
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.18%) ISO 9001
1 4 (1.18%) MiFID
2 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (0.59%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.59%) Docker
2 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 47 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 44 (12.98%) Oracle
3 18 (5.31%) Xamarin
4 14 (4.13%) MicroStrategy
5 13 (3.83%) Talend
6 7 (2.06%) Sybase
7 5 (1.47%) IBM
7 5 (1.47%) SAP
8 4 (1.18%) Alterian
8 4 (1.18%) Google
8 4 (1.18%) Intel
8 4 (1.18%) Perforce
9 3 (0.88%) Nintex
10 2 (0.59%) Adobe
10 2 (0.59%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.59%) Twitter
10 2 (0.59%) Zend
11 1 (0.29%) Cognos
11 1 (0.29%) Splunk
11 1 (0.29%) Tableau
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