The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 58 42
Rank change year-on-year +32 -16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 233 117 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.66% 4.09% 5.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.20% 4.24% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 162 59 108
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,800 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 2532 2761 2987
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.06% 96.61% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1618 1590 1894
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +46 151 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Edinburgh +3 72 £45,000 - 9
Lothian - 4 £43,000 -
Fife - 2 £42,500 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £55,000 -
West Lothian -5 1 £51,500 +14.44% 1
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 228 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (44.89%) Java
3 163 (40.65%) C#
4 135 (33.67%) SQL
5 124 (30.92%) Relational Database
6 123 (30.67%) .NET
7 122 (30.42%) JavaScript
8 103 (25.69%) HTML
9 98 (24.44%) Finance
10 96 (23.94%) MVC
11 93 (23.19%) CSS
12 87 (21.70%) AngularJS
13 86 (21.45%) OO
14 81 (20.20%) Spring
15 76 (18.95%) TDD
15 76 (18.95%) SQL Server
16 66 (16.46%) ASP.NET
17 62 (15.46%) Python
18 61 (15.21%) RDBMS
19 49 (12.22%) Scrum
20 48 (11.97%) Banking
20 48 (11.97%) Software Engineering
21 47 (11.72%) C++
21 47 (11.72%) Test Automation
22 46 (11.47%) Oracle
23 45 (11.22%) Hibernate
24 44 (10.97%) XML
24 44 (10.97%) Mentoring
25 43 (10.72%) Greenfield Project
26 42 (10.47%) ASP.NET MVC

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 (3.74%) Tomcat
2 14 (3.49%) CMS
3 13 (3.24%) Apache
4 8 (2.00%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.75%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.75%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.75%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.75%) Immediacy CMS
7 3 (0.75%) Kentico
7 3 (0.75%) SAS
7 3 (0.75%) Sitefinity
8 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.50%) JBoss
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.25%) IIS
9 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.25%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.24%) GitHub
3 5 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.75%) SaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.25%) HTTP
1 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.25%) Internet
1 1 (0.25%) Intranet
1 1 (0.25%) SMS
1 1 (0.25%) SNMP
1 1 (0.25%) SSH
1 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (30.92%) Relational Database
2 76 (18.95%) SQL Server
3 61 (15.21%) RDBMS
4 24 (5.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (5.74%) Big Data
5 23 (5.74%) NoSQL
5 23 (5.74%) Oracle Database
6 22 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (4.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (3.99%) DB2
8 16 (3.99%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (3.74%) Oracle Database 10g
9 15 (3.74%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 15 (3.74%) Oracle9i Database
9 15 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (3.24%) MySQL
11 12 (2.99%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 32 (7.98%) Git (software)
2 30 (7.48%) Maven
3 28 (6.98%) Jenkins
4 23 (5.74%) JUnit
5 21 (5.24%) Subversion
6 18 (4.49%) Ant
7 15 (3.74%) PVCS
7 15 (3.74%) Talend Open Studio
8 14 (3.49%) Selenium
9 12 (2.99%) Hudson
9 12 (2.99%) JIRA
10 11 (2.74%) Gradle
10 11 (2.74%) TeamCity
11 8 (2.00%) Visual Studio
12 7 (1.75%) Grunt
12 7 (1.75%) gulp
12 7 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (1.50%) Cucumber
13 6 (1.50%) Eclipse
14 5 (1.25%) NUnit
General
1 98 (24.44%) Finance
2 48 (11.97%) Banking
3 25 (6.23%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.24%) Automotive
5 8 (2.00%) Front Office
5 8 (2.00%) Legal
6 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.75%) Marketing
6 3 (0.75%) Music Industry
6 3 (0.75%) Retail
7 2 (0.50%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (30.67%) .NET
2 103 (25.69%) HTML
3 93 (23.19%) CSS
4 87 (21.70%) AngularJS
5 81 (20.20%) Spring
6 66 (16.46%) ASP.NET
7 45 (11.22%) Hibernate
8 44 (10.97%) XML
9 42 (10.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 42 (10.47%) HTML5
10 40 (9.98%) .NET Framework
10 40 (9.98%) CSS3
11 37 (9.23%) SOAP
12 36 (8.98%) Ember.js
13 35 (8.73%) Web Services
14 33 (8.23%) JSON
15 28 (6.98%) RESTful
16 27 (6.73%) REST
17 24 (5.99%) J2EE
17 24 (5.99%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.72%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (6.98%) User Experience
3 25 (6.23%) Mobile App
4 15 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (3.49%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.99%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.50%) Derivative
7 6 (1.50%) OTC Derivatives
8 5 (1.25%) Tandem
9 4 (1.00%) Robotics
10 3 (0.75%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.75%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.50%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (0.50%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.50%) W3C
12 1 (0.25%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.25%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.25%) PlayStation
12 1 (0.25%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 41 (10.22%) Unix
2 27 (6.73%) Linux
3 19 (4.74%) Android
3 19 (4.74%) Windows
4 14 (3.49%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.25%) Solaris
6 2 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (23.94%) MVC
3 86 (21.45%) OO
4 76 (18.95%) TDD
5 49 (12.22%) Scrum
6 48 (11.97%) Software Engineering
7 47 (11.72%) Test Automation
8 44 (10.97%) Mentoring
9 38 (9.48%) SDLC
10 33 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (6.73%) Unit Testing
12 25 (6.23%) Multithreading
13 24 (5.99%) Web Development
14 20 (4.99%) Data Modelling
14 20 (4.99%) Infrastructure Management
14 20 (4.99%) OOD
14 20 (4.99%) Performance Tuning
15 17 (4.24%) Android Development
15 17 (4.24%) ETL
15 17 (4.24%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 180 (44.89%) Java
2 163 (40.65%) C#
3 135 (33.67%) SQL
4 122 (30.42%) JavaScript
5 62 (15.46%) Python
6 47 (11.72%) C++
7 26 (6.48%) Ruby
8 25 (6.23%) T-SQL
9 21 (5.24%) PL/SQL
10 17 (4.24%) PHP
11 11 (2.74%) Perl
11 11 (2.74%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.75%) GraphQL
12 7 (1.75%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.50%) Apple Swift
13 6 (1.50%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.50%) VB
14 5 (1.25%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.25%) Scala
14 5 (1.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (7.98%) Degree
2 17 (4.24%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.50%) MCAD
5 2 (0.50%) MCSD
5 2 (0.50%) MCTS
5 2 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.50%) MiFID
2 5 (1.25%) Dodd-Frank
2 5 (1.25%) EMIR
2 5 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.75%) Docker
2 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (0.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 46 (11.47%) Oracle
2 34 (8.48%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.99%) MicroStrategy
4 15 (3.74%) Talend
5 13 (3.24%) Xamarin
6 11 (2.74%) Sybase
7 9 (2.24%) IBM
8 8 (2.00%) Alterian
9 6 (1.50%) Perforce
10 5 (1.25%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.25%) Splunk
11 3 (0.75%) Informatica
11 3 (0.75%) Nintex
11 3 (0.75%) Vertica
12 2 (0.50%) Adobe
12 2 (0.50%) Cognos
12 2 (0.50%) Google
12 2 (0.50%) Intel
12 2 (0.50%) Reuters
12 2 (0.50%) Twitter
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