Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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

Software Developer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 70 102
Rank change year-on-year -6 +32 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 196 145 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.46% 3.11% 2.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.59% 3.23% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 141 111 112
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £54,875
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 5,460 4,490 5,785
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.27% 95.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,662 2,872 3,732
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,525 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,500 £64,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Scotland

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Scotland

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Scotland

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 Software Developer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 February 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 +1 82 £40,000 - 14
Glasgow -14 65 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Orkney Islands - 16 £40,000 -
Dundee -3 8 £37,500 -15.73% 3
West Lothian -10 7 £33,500 -10.67% 1
Aberdeen - 7 £36,500 - 1
Fife -2 5 £27,500 -4.35% 2
Scottish Borders 0 2 £35,750 +5.93%
Midlothian - 2 £38,000 -
Highlands - 1 £55,000 -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 97 (49.49%) .NET
2 96 (48.98%) C#
3 85 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (40.82%) Java
5 79 (40.31%) JavaScript
6 69 (35.20%) HTML
7 62 (31.63%) CSS
8 57 (29.08%) SQL Server
9 53 (27.04%) SQL
9 53 (27.04%) MVC
10 48 (24.49%) ASP.NET
11 42 (21.43%) TDD
12 39 (19.90%) Scrum
12 39 (19.90%) Degree
12 39 (19.90%) Git (software)
13 35 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
13 35 (17.86%) OO
14 33 (16.84%) Software Engineering
15 31 (15.82%) Microsoft
16 30 (15.31%) Web Services
16 30 (15.31%) Spring
16 30 (15.31%) SDLC
17 27 (13.78%) ASP.NET MVC
18 26 (13.27%) C++
18 26 (13.27%) REST
19 25 (12.76%) AngularJS
19 25 (12.76%) Microsoft Azure
20 24 (12.24%) Python
21 23 (11.73%) Selenium
22 22 (11.22%) Computer Science

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 7 (3.57%) JBoss
2 6 (3.06%) CMS
3 5 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.55%) Umbraco
4 4 (2.04%) Confluence
5 3 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.02%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.51%) Drupal
7 1 (0.51%) GemFire
7 1 (0.51%) IIS
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 35 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (12.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (8.67%) SaaS
4 11 (5.61%) GitHub
5 7 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.55%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.53%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.57%) HTTP
2 6 (3.06%) Ethernet
2 6 (3.06%) RS-232
2 6 (3.06%) RS-485
3 3 (1.53%) Internet
3 3 (1.53%) SMS
3 3 (1.53%) SSH
3 3 (1.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (29.08%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.16%) Relational Database
3 14 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 8 (4.08%) MySQL
5 6 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (3.06%) Big Data
5 6 (3.06%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.55%) Cosmos DB
6 5 (2.55%) CouchDB
6 5 (2.55%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.53%) Redis
7 3 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.02%) Blockchain
8 2 (1.02%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.51%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 39 (19.90%) Git (software)
2 23 (11.73%) Selenium
3 21 (10.71%) JUnit
4 16 (8.16%) Spock
4 16 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 8 (4.08%) NUnit
7 6 (3.06%) Maven
7 6 (3.06%) Moq
8 5 (2.55%) Bitbucket
8 5 (2.55%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.55%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.55%) Subversion
9 4 (2.04%) JBehave
9 4 (2.04%) JIRA
9 4 (2.04%) JMeter
10 3 (1.53%) PHPUnit
11 2 (1.02%) NuGet
12 1 (0.51%) Gradle
12 1 (0.51%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (9.18%) Finance
2 14 (7.14%) Advertising
3 9 (4.59%) Banking
4 6 (3.06%) Games
5 4 (2.04%) Marketing
6 3 (1.53%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.53%) Legal
7 2 (1.02%) Retail
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (49.49%) .NET
2 69 (35.20%) HTML
3 62 (31.63%) CSS
4 48 (24.49%) ASP.NET
5 30 (15.31%) Spring
5 30 (15.31%) Web Services
6 27 (13.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (13.27%) REST
8 25 (12.76%) AngularJS
9 21 (10.71%) .NET Framework
10 19 (9.69%) Entity Framework
11 16 (8.16%) Grails
12 15 (7.65%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (7.65%) HTML5
13 13 (6.63%) CSS3
13 13 (6.63%) WCF
14 11 (5.61%) SOAP
15 9 (4.59%) JSON
15 9 (4.59%) RabbitMQ
15 9 (4.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.22%) Computer Science
2 21 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (5.61%) Algorithms
4 8 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.06%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (3.06%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.55%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.04%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.04%) Fintech
8 4 (2.04%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.04%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.53%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.53%) iPad
9 3 (1.53%) iPhone
9 3 (1.53%) PlayStation
10 2 (1.02%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (1.02%) Blog
10 2 (1.02%) e-Learning
10 2 (1.02%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.69%) Windows
2 12 (6.12%) Unix
3 8 (4.08%) Linux
4 6 (3.06%) Android
5 5 (2.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.51%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (0.51%) OpenWrt
6 1 (0.51%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (27.04%) MVC
3 42 (21.43%) TDD
4 39 (19.90%) Scrum
5 35 (17.86%) OO
6 33 (16.84%) Software Engineering
7 30 (15.31%) SDLC
8 21 (10.71%) Web Development
9 20 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (9.69%) Test Automation
11 16 (8.16%) CRM
12 15 (7.65%) Mentoring
13 13 (6.63%) Microservices
14 12 (6.12%) DevOps
14 12 (6.12%) Mathematics
15 11 (5.61%) OOD
15 11 (5.61%) SOLID
16 10 (5.10%) Unit Testing
17 9 (4.59%) BDD
17 9 (4.59%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 96 (48.98%) C#
2 80 (40.82%) Java
3 79 (40.31%) JavaScript
4 53 (27.04%) SQL
5 26 (13.27%) C++
6 24 (12.24%) Python
7 21 (10.71%) PHP
8 19 (9.69%) Ruby
9 16 (8.16%) Groovy
10 13 (6.63%) VB
11 8 (4.08%) VB.NET
12 6 (3.06%) Embedded C++
13 5 (2.55%) C
13 5 (2.55%) Delphi
13 5 (2.55%) Scala
13 5 (2.55%) T-SQL
13 5 (2.55%) TypeScript
14 4 (2.04%) PL/SQL
14 4 (2.04%) VB6
15 3 (1.53%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 39 (19.90%) Degree
2 11 (5.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.04%) MCAD
4 4 (2.04%) MCSD
4 4 (2.04%) MCTS
5 1 (0.51%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.10%) QA
2 6 (3.06%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (1.53%) Firmware
2 2 (1.02%) Docker
3 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (5.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.51%) Ansible
2 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (15.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.57%) Google
3 4 (2.04%) Oracle
3 4 (2.04%) Zend
4 2 (1.02%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.02%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.51%) Sun
5 1 (0.51%) VMware