Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 35 47
Rank change year-on-year -9 +12 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 306 364 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.73% 6.58% 5.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.99% 6.86% 5.23%
Number of salaries quoted 242 258 169
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £40,050 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.77%

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 5,106 5,304 5,082
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.56% 95.81% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3,359 3,382 3,087
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,375 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Edinburgh +10 146 £47,500 +5.56% 24
Glasgow -19 141 £50,000 - 18
Stirling - 4 £39,774 - 1
West Lothian -18 3 £46,250 +15.63%
Aberdeen - 3 £50,000 -
Dundee +17 2 £55,000 +46.67% 1
Lothian -2 1 £45,000 +4.65%
South Ayrshire - 1 £50,000 -
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 142 (46.41%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (41.83%) Java
3 125 (40.85%) JavaScript
4 121 (39.54%) C#
5 115 (37.58%) Finance
6 108 (35.29%) .NET
7 105 (34.31%) SQL
8 101 (33.01%) HTML
9 81 (26.47%) SQL Server
10 78 (25.49%) CSS
11 75 (24.51%) AngularJS
12 65 (21.24%) OO
13 60 (19.61%) Scrum
14 58 (18.95%) Microsoft
15 53 (17.32%) MVC
15 53 (17.32%) Mentoring
16 51 (16.67%) ASP.NET
16 51 (16.67%) TDD
17 48 (15.69%) Spring
18 45 (14.71%) Git (software)
18 45 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
19 42 (13.73%) Software Engineering
19 42 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
20 41 (13.40%) HTML5
20 41 (13.40%) Visual Studio
21 40 (13.07%) SDLC
22 39 (12.75%) Fintech
22 39 (12.75%) Python
23 37 (12.09%) Web Services
23 37 (12.09%) 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 13 (4.25%) WebSphere
2 10 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (3.27%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.63%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.63%) IIS
3 5 (1.63%) JBoss
4 4 (1.31%) Apache
5 3 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.98%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.98%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.65%) Confluence
6 2 (0.65%) SAS
6 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.33%) CMS
7 1 (0.33%) Kentico
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.33%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.29%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (1.63%) Magento
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle AML
3 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.63%) GitHub
4 4 (1.31%) SaaS
5 3 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.98%) Serverless
6 2 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.65%) npm
7 1 (0.33%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.98%) Internet
2 2 (0.65%) HTTP
3 1 (0.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.86%) Relational Database
3 16 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (3.59%) MySQL
5 10 (3.27%) Big Data
5 10 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.94%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.94%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.96%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.96%) Power BI
8 6 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.63%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.63%) HBase
10 4 (1.31%) OLAP
11 3 (0.98%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.98%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.98%) OLTP
11 3 (0.98%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 45 (14.71%) Git (software)
2 41 (13.40%) Visual Studio
3 33 (10.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (6.21%) Hudson
5 15 (4.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 14 (4.58%) Selenium
6 14 (4.58%) SpecFlow
7 9 (2.94%) Android Studio
7 9 (2.94%) Cucumber
7 9 (2.94%) JUnit
8 8 (2.61%) JIRA
9 7 (2.29%) gulp
9 7 (2.29%) Jenkins
10 6 (1.96%) Grunt
10 6 (1.96%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.63%) Maven
11 5 (1.63%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.31%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.31%) GoogleTest
13 3 (0.98%) Gradle
General
1 115 (37.58%) Finance
2 22 (7.19%) Banking
3 10 (3.27%) Law
4 9 (2.94%) Marketing
5 6 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.31%) Advertising
7 4 (1.31%) Electronics
7 4 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Front Office
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (35.29%) .NET
2 101 (33.01%) HTML
3 78 (25.49%) CSS
4 75 (24.51%) AngularJS
5 51 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 48 (15.69%) Spring
7 41 (13.40%) HTML5
8 37 (12.09%) Web Services
9 31 (10.13%) RESTful
10 28 (9.15%) React
11 27 (8.82%) Hibernate
12 24 (7.84%) .NET Framework
13 23 (7.52%) ASP.NET Web API
14 22 (7.19%) jQuery
15 21 (6.86%) Java EE
16 19 (6.21%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (6.21%) XML
17 17 (5.56%) Entity Framework
18 15 (4.90%) REST
18 15 (4.90%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.75%) Fintech
2 21 (6.86%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (6.86%) User Experience
3 20 (6.54%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.61%) Smartphone
6 6 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.31%) Robotics
9 3 (0.98%) Derivative
9 3 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.98%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.98%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.33%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.33%) Blog
11 1 (0.33%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.23%) Unix
2 11 (3.59%) Android
3 8 (2.61%) Linux
4 7 (2.29%) Windows
5 4 (1.31%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (46.41%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (21.24%) OO
3 60 (19.61%) Scrum
4 53 (17.32%) Mentoring
4 53 (17.32%) MVC
5 51 (16.67%) TDD
6 45 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (13.73%) Software Engineering
8 40 (13.07%) SDLC
9 37 (12.09%) Front End Development
10 36 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (11.44%) Unit Testing
12 34 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 28 (9.15%) Microservices
14 27 (8.82%) Decision-Making
15 25 (8.17%) Web Development
16 22 (7.19%) Multithreading
17 21 (6.86%) OOP
17 21 (6.86%) SOA
17 21 (6.86%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 128 (41.83%) Java
2 125 (40.85%) JavaScript
3 121 (39.54%) C#
4 105 (34.31%) SQL
5 39 (12.75%) Python
6 19 (6.21%) C++
7 18 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 16 (5.23%) Kotlin
9 14 (4.58%) PHP
9 14 (4.58%) PowerShell
10 11 (3.59%) T-SQL
11 9 (2.94%) Java 8
12 6 (1.96%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.98%) ES6
13 3 (0.98%) Java 9
13 3 (0.98%) Ruby
14 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.65%) ES7
14 2 (0.65%) F#
14 2 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (3.92%) Degree
2 4 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.98%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.27%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (3.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.63%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.65%) Ansible
2 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 58 (18.95%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.80%) Oracle
3 10 (3.27%) Google
3 10 (3.27%) TIBCO
3 10 (3.27%) Xamarin
4 7 (2.29%) IBM
4 7 (2.29%) Mashery
5 5 (1.63%) SAP
5 5 (1.63%) Zend
6 3 (0.98%) Informatica
6 3 (0.98%) Solace
6 3 (0.98%) Talarian
7 2 (0.65%) Sybase
8 1 (0.33%) New Relic
8 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.33%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.33%) Twitter