The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Developer
UK / Scotland
Rank 129 145 140
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 10 9 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.44% 0.31% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.33% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 14
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £37,500 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £53,600 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +11.76%  

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 2184 2752 2941
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 96.00% 94.83% 95.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1357 1788 1816
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 3 months to 22 March 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 +24 4 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Edinburgh +3 4 £48,750 - 3
Renfrewshire - 2 £45,000 -
Senior Software Developer
UK

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 13 (72.22%) C#
2 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 11 (61.11%) .NET
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
4 7 (38.89%) MVC
4 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) Java
6 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
6 5 (27.78%) VB
6 5 (27.78%) NoSQL
6 5 (27.78%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (27.78%) WCF
7 4 (22.22%) HTML
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 3 (16.67%) CSS
8 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
9 2 (11.11%) TDD
9 2 (11.11%) Linux
9 2 (11.11%) Oracle
9 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
9 2 (11.11%) C++
9 2 (11.11%) Python
9 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
9 2 (11.11%) Subversion

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (5.56%) JBoss
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) SaaS
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Azure SQL Database
1 5 (27.78%) NoSQL
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) GIS
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.56%) Redis
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) Spatial Data
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
1 2 (11.11%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.56%) Maven
2 1 (5.56%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Games
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) .NET
2 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
3 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (27.78%) WCF
5 4 (22.22%) HTML
6 3 (16.67%) CSS
7 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
7 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (5.56%) .NET Core
8 1 (5.56%) Angular 2
8 1 (5.56%) CSS3
8 1 (5.56%) HTML5
8 1 (5.56%) JPA
8 1 (5.56%) jQuery
8 1 (5.56%) LINQ
8 1 (5.56%) Play Framework
8 1 (5.56%) REST
8 1 (5.56%) RichFaces
8 1 (5.56%) Spring Batch
8 1 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Algorithms
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.56%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (5.56%) Minimum Viable Product
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) MVC
1 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
4 2 (11.11%) Open Source
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) CAD
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
5 1 (5.56%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security
5 1 (5.56%) Machine Learning
5 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
5 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) C#
2 11 (61.11%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 5 (27.78%) VB
5 2 (11.11%) C++
5 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 2 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.56%) Xamarin
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