Period
to 15 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 44 34
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 321 317 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.10% 5.63% 6.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.41% 5.82% 6.34%
Number of salaries quoted 251 227 205
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,050 £35,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £59,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 5,011 5,446 4,777
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.27% 96.75% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3,256 3,547 3,020
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,375 £65,000 £64,098
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 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 -9 158 £52,500 +5.00% 18
Edinburgh +11 138 £47,500 - 29
West Lothian -10 6 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Aberdeen - 4 £48,750 - 2
Stirling - 3 £39,774 -
South Ayrshire - 3 £50,000 -
Dundee +13 2 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Lothian - 1 £45,000 -
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, Senior Developer 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 143 (44.55%) C#
2 142 (44.24%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (40.81%) JavaScript
3 131 (40.81%) .NET
4 127 (39.56%) Finance
5 118 (36.76%) HTML
6 116 (36.14%) Java
7 108 (33.64%) SQL
8 97 (30.22%) SQL Server
9 83 (25.86%) CSS
10 67 (20.87%) AngularJS
11 64 (19.94%) OO
12 63 (19.63%) Mentoring
13 61 (19.00%) Microsoft
14 55 (17.13%) MVC
15 53 (16.51%) Problem-Solving
16 52 (16.20%) HTML5
17 51 (15.89%) Scrum
18 50 (15.58%) ASP.NET
19 46 (14.33%) SDLC
20 45 (14.02%) Software Engineering
20 45 (14.02%) Web Services
20 45 (14.02%) Visual Studio
21 44 (13.71%) Python
21 44 (13.71%) TDD
22 42 (13.08%) Unit Testing
22 42 (13.08%) Digital Transformation Programme
22 42 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
23 41 (12.77%) Git (software)
24 40 (12.46%) Front End Development

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 15 (4.67%) WebSphere
2 8 (2.49%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.56%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.56%) IIS
3 5 (1.56%) JBoss
4 4 (1.25%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.93%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.62%) Apache
6 2 (0.62%) Confluence
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.31%) Drupal
7 1 (0.31%) nginx
7 1 (0.31%) SAS
7 1 (0.31%) SilverStripe
7 1 (0.31%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.18%) Magento
2 6 (1.87%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle AML
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 42 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (1.25%) SaaS
3 4 (1.25%) Serverless
4 3 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (0.93%) GitHub
5 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.62%) npm
6 1 (0.31%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.31%) PaaS
6 1 (0.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.93%) Internet
2 2 (0.62%) HTTP
3 1 (0.31%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (30.22%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (4.98%) Relational Database
4 14 (4.36%) MySQL
5 10 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.49%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.18%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.87%) Big Data
9 6 (1.87%) Power BI
10 5 (1.56%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.56%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.56%) HBase
11 4 (1.25%) OLAP
12 3 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.93%) OLTP
12 3 (0.93%) Oracle OLAP
13 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 45 (14.02%) Visual Studio
2 41 (12.77%) Git (software)
3 35 (10.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (8.10%) Hudson
5 19 (5.92%) Selenium
5 19 (5.92%) SpecFlow
5 19 (5.92%) Visual Studio Team System
6 14 (4.36%) Cucumber
7 12 (3.74%) JUnit
8 10 (3.12%) SoapUI
9 8 (2.49%) Android Studio
10 7 (2.18%) gulp
10 7 (2.18%) Jenkins
10 7 (2.18%) JIRA
11 6 (1.87%) Grunt
12 4 (1.25%) GoogleTest
12 4 (1.25%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.93%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.93%) Maven
13 3 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 127 (39.56%) Finance
2 25 (7.79%) Banking
3 9 (2.80%) Law
3 9 (2.80%) Marketing
4 5 (1.56%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.93%) Electronics
6 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.62%) Games
8 1 (0.31%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) Front Office
8 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (40.81%) .NET
2 118 (36.76%) HTML
3 83 (25.86%) CSS
4 67 (20.87%) AngularJS
5 52 (16.20%) HTML5
6 50 (15.58%) ASP.NET
7 45 (14.02%) Web Services
8 36 (11.21%) Spring
9 32 (9.97%) RESTful
10 26 (8.10%) React
11 25 (7.79%) .NET Framework
11 25 (7.79%) ASP.NET Web API
12 24 (7.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (7.48%) Hibernate
13 21 (6.54%) jQuery
13 21 (6.54%) WCF
14 20 (6.23%) Java EE
15 18 (5.61%) Entity Framework
15 18 (5.61%) XML
16 16 (4.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.41%) User Experience
2 26 (8.10%) Fintech
3 21 (6.54%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (5.30%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.87%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.25%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.93%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.93%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.93%) Derivative
9 3 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.93%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.62%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.62%) Robotics
11 1 (0.31%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.31%) Blog
11 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.31%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.23%) Unix
2 8 (2.49%) Android
2 8 (2.49%) Linux
3 7 (2.18%) Windows
4 4 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (44.24%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (19.94%) OO
3 63 (19.63%) Mentoring
4 55 (17.13%) MVC
5 53 (16.51%) Problem-Solving
6 51 (15.89%) Scrum
7 46 (14.33%) SDLC
8 45 (14.02%) Software Engineering
9 44 (13.71%) TDD
10 42 (13.08%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 42 (13.08%) Unit Testing
11 40 (12.46%) Front End Development
12 37 (11.53%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (10.59%) Microservices
14 28 (8.72%) Decision-Making
15 27 (8.41%) DevOps
15 27 (8.41%) OOP
16 24 (7.48%) Multithreading
17 22 (6.85%) Test Automation
18 21 (6.54%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 143 (44.55%) C#
2 131 (40.81%) JavaScript
3 116 (36.14%) Java
4 108 (33.64%) SQL
5 44 (13.71%) Python
6 26 (8.10%) C++
7 19 (5.92%) PowerShell
8 17 (5.30%) PL/SQL
9 16 (4.98%) PHP
10 12 (3.74%) Java 8
10 12 (3.74%) Kotlin
10 12 (3.74%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.87%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.93%) ES6
12 3 (0.93%) F#
12 3 (0.93%) Ruby
13 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.62%) ES7
13 2 (0.62%) Java 9
13 2 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (4.36%) Degree
2 6 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.31%) MCP
3 1 (0.31%) MCSD
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.12%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (3.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (3.43%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.93%) Ansible
3 2 (0.62%) Terraform
4 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 61 (19.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.41%) Oracle
3 11 (3.43%) Google
4 9 (2.80%) TIBCO
4 9 (2.80%) Xamarin
5 6 (1.87%) Mashery
5 6 (1.87%) Zend
6 5 (1.56%) IBM
7 3 (0.93%) Informatica
7 3 (0.93%) SAP
7 3 (0.93%) Solace
7 3 (0.93%) Talarian
8 2 (0.62%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.62%) New Relic
8 2 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.62%) Sybase
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe
9 1 (0.31%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.31%) Twitter