Senior Jobs in Scotland

Senior
UK > Scotland

The median Senior salary in Scotland is £60,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 24 May 2024.

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

6 months to
24 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 21 11 14
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior 1,014 694 799
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 14.97% 15.35% 13.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.43% 17.09% 13.93%
Number of salaries quoted 504 387 449
10th Percentile £45,225 £44,500 £45,000
25th Percentile £50,129 £52,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,899 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.48% +1.50% +9.09%
75th Percentile £67,563 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £87,419 £86,250
UK median annual salary £62,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -10.71% - +12.00%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Scotland

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.

Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 6,570 4,062 5,734
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 96.97% 89.87% 95.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,673 2,167 3,040
10th Percentile £27,750 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,043 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.62% +4.84% +10.53%
75th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%

Senior
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior in Scotland

Senior
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior in Scotland.

Salary trend for Senior in Scotland

Senior
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Senior in Scotland

Senior
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 within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 24 May 2024. 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
Jobs
Glasgow -19 579 £60,000 - 73
Edinburgh +7 293 £60,000 -7.69% 92
Aberdeen -4 49 £60,000 -1.32% 18
West Lothian +11 38 £60,000 -11.11% 3
Dundee - 10 £60,000 - 5
Fife -2 9 £55,000 +4.76% 7
Midlothian +3 6 - - 25
Aberdeenshire +1 5 £65,000 - 12
Argyll and Bute -5 4 £75,000 +50.00% 1
South Lanarkshire - 4 £65,000 -
Highlands - 3 £45,000 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £52,500 - 1
Angus -1 1 £65,000 -
Stirling -4 1 £32,150 +192.27%
Lanarkshire -9 1 - - 26
East Lothian - 1 £35,000 -
Inverclyde - 1 £60,000 -
Senior
UK

Senior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 May 2024, Senior job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 in the job title.

1 497 (49.01%) Software Engineering
2 426 (42.01%) Agile
3 412 (40.63%) Finance
4 368 (36.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 302 (29.78%) Law
6 266 (26.23%) Marketing
7 231 (22.78%) SDLC
8 229 (22.58%) Java
9 226 (22.29%) AWS
10 221 (21.79%) Operational Stability
11 219 (21.60%) Azure
12 216 (21.30%) Problem-Solving
13 202 (19.92%) SQL
14 178 (17.55%) Artificial Intelligence
15 161 (15.88%) Tech Ops
16 155 (15.29%) Machine Learning
17 145 (14.30%) Python
18 136 (13.41%) C#
19 135 (13.31%) .NET
20 129 (12.72%) Decision-Making
21 125 (12.33%) React
21 125 (12.33%) JavaScript
22 116 (11.44%) Cloud Native
23 114 (11.24%) Computer Science
24 110 (10.85%) CI/CD
25 109 (10.75%) DevOps
26 101 (9.96%) CSS
27 99 (9.76%) Actionable Insight
28 98 (9.66%) Security Cleared
29 96 (9.47%) Social Skills

Senior Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 86 (8.48%) Apache Spark
2 40 (3.94%) ArcGIS
2 40 (3.94%) GeoServer
3 18 (1.78%) FileNet
4 17 (1.68%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (0.89%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.69%) SAS
7 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Exchange
8 4 (0.39%) Confluence
8 4 (0.39%) IIS
9 2 (0.20%) JBoss
9 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Fuse
9 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.099%) WildFly
Applications
1 21 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.58%) Sketch
3 13 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.79%) InVision
6 5 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.099%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.099%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (0.79%) NEC Housing
2 6 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.39%) Sonata
3 4 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.20%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.20%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 226 (22.29%) AWS
2 219 (21.60%) Azure
3 69 (6.80%) GCP
4 44 (4.34%) SaaS
5 22 (2.17%) Amazon S3
5 22 (2.17%) Figma
5 22 (2.17%) Microsoft 365
5 22 (2.17%) Power Platform
6 16 (1.58%) Entra ID
7 12 (1.18%) Azure DevOps
7 12 (1.18%) Miro
8 11 (1.08%) SurveyMonkey
9 9 (0.89%) GitHub
10 8 (0.79%) Heroku
11 7 (0.69%) PaaS
12 6 (0.59%) Serverless
13 5 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.49%) IaaS
14 4 (0.39%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 59 (5.82%) Kerberos
2 26 (2.56%) Wireless
3 19 (1.87%) Network Security
3 19 (1.87%) TCP/IP
3 19 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
4 16 (1.58%) Ethernet
5 15 (1.48%) Firewall
6 13 (1.28%) Modbus
6 13 (1.28%) RS-232
7 10 (0.99%) Broadband
7 10 (0.99%) WAN
8 7 (0.69%) Bluetooth
8 7 (0.69%) DNS
8 7 (0.69%) SAN
8 7 (0.69%) VoIP
9 6 (0.59%) DHCP
10 4 (0.39%) BGP
10 4 (0.39%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.39%) OSPF
11 3 (0.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (8.58%) NoSQL
2 62 (6.11%) Big Data
3 59 (5.82%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (4.24%) GIS
4 43 (4.24%) Metadata
5 40 (3.94%) QGIS
6 26 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (1.97%) SQL Server
8 19 (1.87%) Power BI
9 18 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 17 (1.68%) Amazon Aurora
10 17 (1.68%) CockroachDB
11 13 (1.28%) Data Lake
11 13 (1.28%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.99%) Relational Database
13 10 (0.99%) Tableau
14 8 (0.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 62 (6.11%) Git
2 52 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 42 (4.14%) Artifactory
3 42 (4.14%) Bitbucket
4 30 (2.96%) JIRA
5 20 (1.97%) JUnit
6 13 (1.28%) GitLab
7 12 (1.18%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.39%) Maven
9 3 (0.30%) IBM UrbanCode
10 2 (0.20%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.20%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.20%) Mockito
10 2 (0.20%) Selenium
10 2 (0.20%) webpack
11 1 (0.099%) GoCD
11 1 (0.099%) JHipster
11 1 (0.099%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.099%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.099%) Vite
General
1 412 (40.63%) Finance
2 368 (36.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 302 (29.78%) Law
4 266 (26.23%) Marketing
5 96 (9.47%) Social Skills
6 89 (8.78%) Banking
7 55 (5.42%) Influencing Skills
8 42 (4.14%) Legal
9 41 (4.04%) Investment Banking
10 29 (2.86%) Manufacturing
11 26 (2.56%) Public Sector
12 23 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (2.17%) Presentation Skills
14 14 (1.38%) Telecoms
15 12 (1.18%) Police
16 11 (1.08%) Electronics
16 11 (1.08%) General Ledger
17 10 (0.99%) Games
18 9 (0.89%) Local Government
19 8 (0.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (13.31%) .NET
2 125 (12.33%) React
3 101 (9.96%) CSS
4 76 (7.50%) HTML
5 75 (7.40%) JSON
6 69 (6.80%) AngularJS
7 57 (5.62%) .NET Core
8 56 (5.52%) RESTful
8 56 (5.52%) Web Services
9 54 (5.33%) XML
10 53 (5.23%) Kafka
11 50 (4.93%) Spring
12 48 (4.73%) SAML
13 47 (4.64%) OpenID
14 42 (4.14%) JSON-LD
14 42 (4.14%) LDAP
15 40 (3.94%) Leaflet
15 40 (3.94%) OpenLayers
15 40 (3.94%) PostGIS
16 38 (3.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 116 (11.44%) Cloud Native
2 60 (5.92%) Management Information System
3 50 (4.93%) Public Cloud
4 43 (4.24%) Reference Data
5 42 (4.14%) Enterprise Cloud
6 36 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (2.37%) Product Ownership
8 13 (1.28%) Device Driver
9 12 (1.18%) Onboarding
9 12 (1.18%) Video\Live Streaming
10 11 (1.08%) Distributed Systems
10 11 (1.08%) Market Risk
11 10 (0.99%) Social Media
12 9 (0.89%) Credit Risk
13 7 (0.69%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.59%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.59%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.59%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.49%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 72 (7.10%) Linux
2 63 (6.21%) Windows
3 25 (2.47%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.28%) Embedded Linux
5 12 (1.18%) Mac OS
6 8 (0.79%) Ubuntu
7 7 (0.69%) Unix
8 4 (0.39%) Android
8 4 (0.39%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.099%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (49.01%) Software Engineering
2 426 (42.01%) Agile
3 231 (22.78%) SDLC
4 221 (21.79%) Operational Stability
5 216 (21.30%) Problem-Solving
6 178 (17.55%) Artificial Intelligence
7 161 (15.88%) Tech Ops
8 155 (15.29%) Machine Learning
9 129 (12.72%) Decision-Making
10 114 (11.24%) Computer Science
11 110 (10.85%) CI/CD
12 109 (10.75%) DevOps
13 99 (9.76%) Actionable Insight
14 90 (8.88%) Microservices
15 89 (8.78%) Coaching
15 89 (8.78%) Roadmaps
16 83 (8.19%) Mathematics
17 69 (6.80%) Performance Tuning
18 66 (6.51%) Test Automation
19 62 (6.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 229 (22.58%) Java
2 202 (19.92%) SQL
3 145 (14.30%) Python
4 136 (13.41%) C#
5 125 (12.33%) JavaScript
6 67 (6.61%) C
7 63 (6.21%) C++
8 52 (5.13%) Scala
9 45 (4.44%) Go
10 42 (4.14%) Prolog
10 42 (4.14%) SPARQL
11 40 (3.94%) TypeScript
12 31 (3.06%) Ruby
13 30 (2.96%) Embedded C
14 18 (1.78%) PL/SQL
15 14 (1.38%) PowerShell
16 12 (1.18%) Bash
17 8 (0.79%) PHP
18 7 (0.69%) Groovy
19 5 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 98 (9.66%) Security Cleared
2 95 (9.37%) SC Cleared
3 68 (6.71%) Degree
4 13 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.18%) Azure Certification
6 11 (1.08%) AWS Certification
7 10 (0.99%) ACCA
7 10 (0.99%) CIMA
7 10 (0.99%) CISM
7 10 (0.99%) CISSP
8 9 (0.89%) DBS Check
9 8 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.59%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
11 5 (0.49%) CCNP
11 5 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.49%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.49%) MCSE
11 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.49%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.85%) Accessibility
2 38 (3.75%) Data Quality
3 27 (2.66%) QA
4 12 (1.18%) GDPR
5 11 (1.08%) WCAG
6 9 (0.89%) NIST
7 6 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.49%) GMP
8 5 (0.49%) SLA
9 4 (0.39%) DICOM
9 4 (0.39%) HL7
9 4 (0.39%) IFRS
9 4 (0.39%) IFRS 9
9 4 (0.39%) ISO 13485
9 4 (0.39%) ISO 22301
9 4 (0.39%) ITGC
9 4 (0.39%) PMO
10 1 (0.099%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 53 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 26 (2.56%) Docker
3 19 (1.87%) Firmware
4 16 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.28%) Embedded Firmware
5 13 (1.28%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.49%) RACF
7 4 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.39%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.39%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.099%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 75 (7.40%) Kubernetes
2 42 (4.14%) Terraform
3 11 (1.08%) Ansible
4 9 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (0.59%) Grafana
6 5 (0.49%) Progress Chef
6 5 (0.49%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.39%) Puppet
7 4 (0.39%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 63 (6.21%) Microsoft
2 54 (5.33%) Oracle
3 40 (3.94%) ESRI
4 36 (3.55%) Google
5 22 (2.17%) VMware
6 18 (1.78%) SAP
7 10 (0.99%) CA
7 10 (0.99%) Databricks
8 8 (0.79%) NEC
9 6 (0.59%) CyberArk
10 5 (0.49%) JD Edwards
10 5 (0.49%) Salesforce
11 4 (0.39%) Citrix
11 4 (0.39%) Dell
11 4 (0.39%) Epicor
11 4 (0.39%) ForgeRock
11 4 (0.39%) IFS
11 4 (0.39%) Nimble Storage
11 4 (0.39%) Sage
11 4 (0.39%) Veeam