Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £47,250 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Senior Software Developer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 190 224
Rank change year-on-year -7 +34 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 31 20 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.55% 0.39% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.41% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 26 14 13
Scotland median annual salary £47,250 £53,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.09% +13.16% +16.56%
10th Percentile £34,000 £37,500 £37,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 5425 4916 6134
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 95.98% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3474 3055 3946
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in Scotland

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in Scotland.

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in Scotland

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in Scotland

Senior Software 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 Software Developer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +4 17 £47,000 -18.26% 1
Edinburgh -10 10 £47,500 -11.63% 2
Fife +3 2 £39,250 -
West Lothian -1 1 £40,000 -
Highlands - 1 £55,000 - 1
Senior Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Senior Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (58.06%) C#
3 17 (54.84%) .NET
4 16 (51.61%) SQL Server
4 16 (51.61%) SQL
5 15 (48.39%) TDD
6 13 (41.94%) MVC
7 12 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
8 11 (35.48%) Scrum
8 11 (35.48%) Java
9 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
9 10 (32.26%) OO
9 10 (32.26%) Mentoring
10 8 (25.81%) SDLC
11 7 (22.58%) Windows
11 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
11 7 (22.58%) Web Services
11 7 (22.58%) Spring
11 7 (22.58%) Git (software)
11 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (19.35%) CouchDB
12 6 (19.35%) .NET Framework
12 6 (19.35%) Degree
12 6 (19.35%) MySQL
12 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
12 6 (19.35%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (16.13%) Entity Framework
13 5 (16.13%) Finance

Senior Software 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 4 (12.90%) Tomcat
2 3 (9.68%) JBoss
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) SSH
1 3 (9.68%) SSL
2 2 (6.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (51.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (19.35%) CouchDB
2 6 (19.35%) MySQL
2 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (6.45%) DocumentDB
3 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.45%) Spatial Data
4 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.23%) Redis
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Git (software)
2 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (12.90%) Moq
3 4 (12.90%) NUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Advertising
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (54.84%) .NET
2 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
3 7 (22.58%) Spring
3 7 (22.58%) Web Services
4 6 (19.35%) .NET Framework
4 6 (19.35%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (16.13%) Entity Framework
5 5 (16.13%) JSON
5 5 (16.13%) RESTful
6 4 (12.90%) Apache Camel
6 4 (12.90%) CSS
6 4 (12.90%) Hibernate
6 4 (12.90%) HTML
6 4 (12.90%) SOAP
7 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
7 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (9.68%) REST
7 3 (9.68%) WCF
8 2 (6.45%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Tandem
2 3 (9.68%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.23%) Derivative
3 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.23%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Android
2 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
2 4 (12.90%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) TDD
3 13 (41.94%) MVC
4 12 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (35.48%) Scrum
5 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
6 10 (32.26%) Mentoring
6 10 (32.26%) OO
7 8 (25.81%) SDLC
8 5 (16.13%) BDD
8 5 (16.13%) Kanban
8 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Android Development
9 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
9 4 (12.90%) iOS Development
9 4 (12.90%) Mobile Development
9 4 (12.90%) MVVM
9 4 (12.90%) OOD
9 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) C#
2 16 (51.61%) SQL
3 11 (35.48%) Java
4 5 (16.13%) C++
4 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.13%) Python
5 4 (12.90%) PHP
6 2 (6.45%) C
6 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.45%) TypeScript
7 1 (3.23%) Lisp
7 1 (3.23%) Perl
7 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Degree
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (9.68%) MCAD
3 3 (9.68%) MCSD
3 3 (9.68%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) Google
5 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.23%) Zend