Period
to 20 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 May 2019.

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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 63 27
Rank change year-on-year +6 -36 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 231 240 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.37% 4.22% 8.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.59% 4.37% 8.67%
Number of salaries quoted 182 180 244
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £39,500 £38,675 £37,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +3.77%

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 5,032 5,492 4,519
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.25% 96.47% 95.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3,346 3,778 2,880
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +1.15%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,000 £66,375
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019. 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
Edinburgh +3 97 £50,000 -4.76% 26
Glasgow -9 88 £52,000 +4.00% 25
West Lothian +3 16 £45,000 -5.26%
East Ayrshire - 6 £50,000 -
Aberdeen -1 5 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Dundee +3 4 £40,500 -4.71% 4
Aberdeenshire - 4 - -
Stirling - 3 £40,500 -
Fife - 2 £55,000 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 £56,250 -
Midlothian -4 1 £45,000 +18.42%
Strathclyde - 1 £60,000 -
South Ayrshire - 1 £37,500 -
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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.

1 131 (56.71%) C#
2 123 (53.25%) .NET
3 115 (49.78%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (41.56%) JavaScript
5 87 (37.66%) SQL
6 77 (33.33%) HTML
7 71 (30.74%) SQL Server
8 61 (26.41%) CSS
9 58 (25.11%) AngularJS
10 57 (24.68%) Java
10 57 (24.68%) MVC
11 55 (23.81%) Microsoft
12 54 (23.38%) ASP.NET
13 52 (22.51%) Finance
14 45 (19.48%) Mentoring
15 41 (17.75%) Problem-Solving
16 39 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
16 39 (16.88%) Microsoft Azure
17 37 (16.02%) DevOps
18 36 (15.58%) Git (software)
19 30 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC
20 29 (12.55%) Test Automation
20 29 (12.55%) Web Development
20 29 (12.55%) Software Engineering
21 28 (12.12%) RESTful
22 27 (11.69%) TDD
22 27 (11.69%) SDLC
23 26 (11.26%) React
23 26 (11.26%) Web Services
23 26 (11.26%) Python

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 8 (3.46%) Confluence
2 5 (2.16%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.73%) JBoss
4 2 (0.87%) Apache
4 2 (0.87%) Drupal
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.87%) SilverStripe
4 2 (0.87%) Sitefinity
4 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.43%) CMS
5 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.43%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.43%) Sketch
2 1 (0.43%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 7 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.73%) Magento
3 1 (0.43%) Actimize
3 1 (0.43%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (16.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.30%) GitHub
3 3 (1.30%) SaaS
4 2 (0.87%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.73%) HTTP
1 4 (1.73%) Internet
2 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (30.74%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.36%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.33%) MySQL
4 8 (3.46%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.16%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.73%) Big Data
6 4 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.73%) MariaDB
6 4 (1.73%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.87%) Power BI
8 2 (0.87%) Redis
9 1 (0.43%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 36 (15.58%) Git (software)
2 22 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 19 (8.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 18 (7.79%) JIRA
6 16 (6.93%) Selenium
7 15 (6.49%) SpecFlow
8 10 (4.33%) Subversion
9 9 (3.90%) Jenkins
10 8 (3.46%) Hudson
10 8 (3.46%) TeamCity
11 6 (2.60%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (2.16%) Cucumber
12 5 (2.16%) NUnit
13 3 (1.30%) JUnit
14 2 (0.87%) IntelliJ
14 2 (0.87%) Maven
14 2 (0.87%) Moq
14 2 (0.87%) MSTest
14 2 (0.87%) SoapUI
General
1 52 (22.51%) Finance
2 11 (4.76%) Banking
3 6 (2.60%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.87%) Advertising
4 2 (0.87%) Marketing
5 1 (0.43%) Games
5 1 (0.43%) Law
5 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (53.25%) .NET
2 77 (33.33%) HTML
3 61 (26.41%) CSS
4 58 (25.11%) AngularJS
5 54 (23.38%) ASP.NET
6 30 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 28 (12.12%) RESTful
8 26 (11.26%) React
8 26 (11.26%) Web Services
9 25 (10.82%) .NET Framework
10 20 (8.66%) REST
11 18 (7.79%) HTML5
12 16 (6.93%) Spring
13 15 (6.49%) SOAP
13 15 (6.49%) WPF
14 14 (6.06%) Entity Framework
15 12 (5.19%) XML
16 11 (4.76%) CSS3
17 9 (3.90%) Hibernate
17 9 (3.90%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.36%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.90%) User Experience
4 7 (3.03%) Fintech
5 5 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.73%) Animation
7 3 (1.30%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.30%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.30%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.30%) Tandem
8 1 (0.43%) Blog
8 1 (0.43%) Derivative
8 1 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.79%) Unix
2 14 (6.06%) Windows
3 8 (3.46%) Linux
4 7 (3.03%) Android
4 7 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.87%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (49.78%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (24.68%) MVC
3 45 (19.48%) Mentoring
4 41 (17.75%) Problem-Solving
5 39 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (16.02%) DevOps
7 29 (12.55%) Software Engineering
7 29 (12.55%) Test Automation
7 29 (12.55%) Web Development
8 27 (11.69%) SDLC
8 27 (11.69%) TDD
9 21 (9.09%) Microservices
10 19 (8.23%) Decision-Making
11 17 (7.36%) Release Management
12 15 (6.49%) CRM
12 15 (6.49%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 15 (6.49%) OO
12 15 (6.49%) OOP
12 15 (6.49%) Technical Leadership
13 14 (6.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 131 (56.71%) C#
2 96 (41.56%) JavaScript
3 87 (37.66%) SQL
4 57 (24.68%) Java
5 26 (11.26%) Python
6 19 (8.23%) PowerShell
7 18 (7.79%) PHP
8 17 (7.36%) C++
9 13 (5.63%) PL/SQL
10 10 (4.33%) T-SQL
11 7 (3.03%) Java 8
12 3 (1.30%) Apex Code
12 3 (1.30%) ES6
12 3 (1.30%) Java 9
12 3 (1.30%) Kotlin
12 3 (1.30%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.87%) Go
13 2 (0.87%) Ruby
13 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.87%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 12 (5.19%) Degree
2 6 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.30%) MCSD
5 2 (0.87%) MCAD
5 2 (0.87%) MCTS
6 1 (0.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (0.87%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (1.73%) Docker
2 1 (0.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (3.46%) Ansible
2 6 (2.60%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.30%) Terraform
4 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.87%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.36%) Oracle
3 5 (2.16%) Xamarin
4 3 (1.30%) Adobe
4 3 (1.30%) New Relic
4 3 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.87%) Ab Initio
5 2 (0.87%) Apple
5 2 (0.87%) Google
5 2 (0.87%) Hyperion
5 2 (0.87%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.87%) Twitter
6 1 (0.43%) IBM
6 1 (0.43%) Informatica
6 1 (0.43%) Reuters
6 1 (0.43%) Solace
6 1 (0.43%) Talarian
6 1 (0.43%) TIBCO