Period
to 25 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 41 77
Rank change year-on-year 0 +36 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 234 303 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.70% 5.87% 3.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.94% 6.12% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 143 206 140
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,875 £27,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £70,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 3,939 4,950 5,396
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 95.93% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,511 3,214 3,635
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £69,384 £67,500 £66,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 -6 101 £40,250 -10.56% 23
Glasgow +14 88 £47,500 +18.38% 17
Stirling +1 14 £52,500 -
Aberdeen -6 13 £40,000 - 11
South Lanarkshire - 5 £53,750 -
West Lothian +18 2 £40,500 +4.52%
Fife +10 2 £46,250 -
Dundee -13 2 £42,000 +9.09% 1
Aberdeenshire +5 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £43,000 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £34,000 - 2
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £45,000 - 2
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 139 (59.40%) .NET
2 138 (58.97%) C#
3 129 (55.13%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (43.16%) SQL
5 98 (41.88%) JavaScript
6 83 (35.47%) CSS
7 62 (26.50%) Azure
8 60 (25.64%) AngularJS
9 57 (24.36%) HTML
10 55 (23.50%) SQL Server
11 54 (23.08%) Software Engineering
12 52 (22.22%) Java
13 50 (21.37%) Microsoft
14 48 (20.51%) Python
15 47 (20.09%) ASP.NET
15 47 (20.09%) AWS
16 40 (17.09%) MVC
16 40 (17.09%) Microservices
17 39 (16.67%) Docker
18 37 (15.81%) React
19 36 (15.38%) Git (software)
19 36 (15.38%) .NET Framework
20 35 (14.96%) .NET Core
21 34 (14.53%) TDD
22 33 (14.10%) Degree
23 31 (13.25%) Test Automation
24 30 (12.82%) Greenfield Project
25 29 (12.39%) TypeScript
26 28 (11.97%) Finance
27 26 (11.11%) Web Services

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 17 (7.26%) CMS
2 14 (5.98%) EPiServer
3 7 (2.99%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.71%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.85%) SAS
5 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.85%) WordPress
6 1 (0.43%) Apache
6 1 (0.43%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.43%) Drupal
6 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 4 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 62 (26.50%) Azure
2 47 (20.09%) AWS
3 10 (4.27%) SaaS
4 4 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.71%) GitHub
5 3 (1.28%) Slack
6 2 (0.85%) iTunes
7 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.43%) GCP
7 1 (0.43%) Office 365
7 1 (0.43%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.42%) Wireless
2 2 (0.85%) HTTP
3 1 (0.43%) Firewall
3 1 (0.43%) Internet
3 1 (0.43%) PBX
3 1 (0.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (23.50%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 15 (6.41%) MySQL
4 6 (2.56%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.14%) Big Data
6 4 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.43%) Flink
8 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.43%) Power BI
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.26%) Maven
3 15 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (6.41%) Visual Studio
4 14 (5.98%) Jenkins
5 13 (5.56%) Gerrit
6 12 (5.13%) Ant
6 12 (5.13%) Gradle
7 8 (3.42%) Apache Ivy
8 6 (2.56%) JIRA
9 5 (2.14%) Subversion
10 4 (1.71%) JUnit
10 4 (1.71%) Selenium
11 2 (0.85%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.43%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.43%) MSI
12 1 (0.43%) NUnit
12 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 28 (11.97%) Finance
2 19 (8.12%) Automotive
3 10 (4.27%) Marketing
3 10 (4.27%) Public Sector
3 10 (4.27%) Retail
4 5 (2.14%) Games
5 3 (1.28%) Law
6 2 (0.85%) Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (59.40%) .NET
2 83 (35.47%) CSS
3 60 (25.64%) AngularJS
4 57 (24.36%) HTML
5 47 (20.09%) ASP.NET
6 37 (15.81%) React
7 36 (15.38%) .NET Framework
8 35 (14.96%) .NET Core
9 26 (11.11%) Web Services
10 22 (9.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 22 (9.40%) HTML5
11 20 (8.55%) CSS3
11 20 (8.55%) Entity Framework
12 19 (8.12%) Node.js
13 18 (7.69%) Spring
14 15 (6.41%) jQuery
14 15 (6.41%) REST
15 14 (5.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 13 (5.56%) Spring Boot
17 9 (3.85%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.82%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (9.40%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.99%) User Experience
5 5 (2.14%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.14%) NHS
5 5 (2.14%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.28%) Robotics
7 2 (0.85%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.85%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.85%) iPhone
7 2 (0.85%) PlayStation
7 2 (0.85%) Xbox
8 1 (0.43%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.43%) e-Health
8 1 (0.43%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.43%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.56%) Linux
2 10 (4.27%) Windows
3 4 (1.71%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.28%) Android
4 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.85%) Unix
5 2 (0.85%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (55.13%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 40 (17.09%) Microservices
3 40 (17.09%) MVC
4 34 (14.53%) TDD
5 31 (13.25%) Test Automation
6 26 (11.11%) Computer Science
7 25 (10.68%) SDLC
8 23 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (9.40%) Process Improvement
10 20 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (8.55%) Scrum
11 19 (8.12%) Analytics
12 18 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (7.69%) Web Development
13 17 (7.26%) DevOps
14 16 (6.84%) Content Management
14 16 (6.84%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (6.84%) Predictive Analytics
14 16 (6.84%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 138 (58.97%) C#
2 101 (43.16%) SQL
3 98 (41.88%) JavaScript
4 52 (22.22%) Java
5 48 (20.51%) Python
6 29 (12.39%) TypeScript
7 26 (11.11%) PHP
8 24 (10.26%) VB.NET
9 13 (5.56%) C++
9 13 (5.56%) Ruby
9 13 (5.56%) T-SQL
10 9 (3.85%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.14%) ES6
12 4 (1.71%) Kotlin
12 4 (1.71%) Perl
12 4 (1.71%) R
13 3 (1.28%) C
13 3 (1.28%) VB
13 3 (1.28%) XAML
14 2 (0.85%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 33 (14.10%) Degree
2 13 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.14%) HND
4 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 39 (16.67%) Docker
2 8 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.43%) KVM
3 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (5.98%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.43%) Ansible
2 1 (0.43%) Packer
2 1 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (21.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.42%) Micro Focus
3 7 (2.99%) Xamarin
4 4 (1.71%) UiPath
5 2 (0.85%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.85%) Sitecore
5 2 (0.85%) VMware
6 1 (0.43%) Apple
6 1 (0.43%) Charles River
6 1 (0.43%) Facebook
6 1 (0.43%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.43%) Google
6 1 (0.43%) NetApp
6 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.43%) Tableau
6 1 (0.43%) Zend