The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 70 61
Rank change year-on-year -1 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 77 93 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.29% 3.14% 3.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.43% 3.31% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 57 69 73
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 2245 2808 2977
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.98% 94.77% 95.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1379 1827 1823
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 £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 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
Edinburgh -13 31 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Glasgow +15 27 £40,000 +14.28% 5
West Lothian +1 10 £35,000 -10.82% 1
Dundee +5 5 £36,500 -8.75% 1
Aberdeen +6 3 £35,000 -13.58% 2
Perth and Kinross - 2 - -
Fife 0 1 £25,000 -21.25%
Lanarkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £45,000 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £42,500 -
Angus - 1 £40,000 -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 91 (61.90%) C#
2 85 (57.82%) .NET
3 74 (50.34%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (43.54%) SQL
5 54 (36.73%) JavaScript
5 54 (36.73%) MVC
6 51 (34.69%) Java
7 48 (32.65%) ASP.NET
8 46 (31.29%) SQL Server
8 46 (31.29%) Software Engineering
9 43 (29.25%) HTML
10 39 (26.53%) Microsoft
11 35 (23.81%) CSS
11 35 (23.81%) SDLC
12 29 (19.73%) Finance
13 27 (18.37%) TDD
14 26 (17.69%) WCF
15 25 (17.01%) ASP.NET MVC
15 25 (17.01%) AngularJS
16 24 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
17 23 (15.65%) Degree
17 23 (15.65%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (14.29%) .NET Framework
18 21 (14.29%) XML
19 20 (13.61%) Web Services
19 20 (13.61%) jQuery
20 19 (12.93%) Open Source
21 18 (12.24%) Scrum
21 18 (12.24%) Python
22 16 (10.88%) Visual Studio

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 13 (8.84%) JBoss
2 4 (2.72%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.72%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.68%) Apache
3 1 (0.68%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) Drupal
3 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.68%) IIS
3 1 (0.68%) MODX
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.40%) SaaS
4 3 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.04%) GitHub
4 3 (2.04%) iPaaS
4 3 (2.04%) PaaS
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.68%) Slack
5 1 (0.68%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.04%) Internet
2 2 (1.36%) Multicast
3 1 (0.68%) HTTP
3 1 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (31.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.20%) Azure SQL Database
3 14 (9.52%) NoSQL
4 13 (8.84%) MongoDB
5 12 (8.16%) Hadoop
5 12 (8.16%) Neo4j
6 8 (5.44%) Big Data
7 7 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (3.40%) Oracle Database
8 5 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.72%) Blockchain
9 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (2.04%) MySQL
10 3 (2.04%) Pentaho
11 2 (1.36%) GIS
11 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.36%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 16 (10.88%) Visual Studio
2 9 (6.12%) Maven
3 8 (5.44%) Eclipse
3 8 (5.44%) JIRA
4 7 (4.76%) Subversion
5 6 (4.08%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.40%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.72%) JUnit
7 4 (2.72%) PowerBuilder
8 3 (2.04%) Moq
8 3 (2.04%) NSubstitute
8 3 (2.04%) NUnit
8 3 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (1.36%) Ant
10 1 (0.68%) HttpUnit
10 1 (0.68%) JMeter
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (19.73%) Finance
2 7 (4.76%) Local Government
3 3 (2.04%) Games
3 3 (2.04%) Marketing
4 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.68%) German Language
4 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.68%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (57.82%) .NET
2 48 (32.65%) ASP.NET
3 43 (29.25%) HTML
4 35 (23.81%) CSS
5 26 (17.69%) WCF
6 25 (17.01%) AngularJS
6 25 (17.01%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 21 (14.29%) XML
8 20 (13.61%) jQuery
8 20 (13.61%) Web Services
9 13 (8.84%) SOAP
9 13 (8.84%) Spring
10 10 (6.80%) Hibernate
10 10 (6.80%) XSLT
11 9 (6.12%) Ajax
11 9 (6.12%) Middleware
12 8 (5.44%) HTML5
12 8 (5.44%) J2EE
12 8 (5.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.16%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.44%) Data Structures
3 7 (4.76%) Algorithms
3 7 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.68%) Fintech
6 1 (0.68%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.68%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.68%) W3C
6 1 (0.68%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.48%) Windows
2 10 (6.80%) Linux
3 7 (4.76%) Android
4 6 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.68%) Solaris
5 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.68%) Unix
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (50.34%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (36.73%) MVC
3 46 (31.29%) Software Engineering
4 35 (23.81%) SDLC
5 27 (18.37%) TDD
6 23 (15.65%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (12.93%) Open Source
8 18 (12.24%) Scrum
9 13 (8.84%) Open Source Development
10 11 (7.48%) DevOps
10 11 (7.48%) Front End Development
11 10 (6.80%) Unit Testing
12 9 (6.12%) Analytics
12 9 (6.12%) Data Analytics
12 9 (6.12%) SOA
13 7 (4.76%) Coaching
13 7 (4.76%) Mentoring
13 7 (4.76%) Web Development
14 6 (4.08%) ERP
14 6 (4.08%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 91 (61.90%) C#
2 64 (43.54%) SQL
3 54 (36.73%) JavaScript
4 51 (34.69%) Java
5 18 (12.24%) Python
6 16 (10.88%) PL/SQL
7 11 (7.48%) C++
7 11 (7.48%) Scala
8 9 (6.12%) VB
9 5 (3.40%) Clojure
10 4 (2.72%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.72%) Perl
10 4 (2.72%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.04%) VB6
11 3 (2.04%) XPath
12 2 (1.36%) PHP
12 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.36%) Ruby
12 2 (1.36%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.68%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (15.65%) Degree
2 14 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.68%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Ansible
1 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (26.53%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.16%) Oracle
3 4 (2.72%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.04%) MuleSoft
4 3 (2.04%) Talend
4 3 (2.04%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.68%) Alterian
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Roc Search Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £34,000 per annum Healthcare, Pension, 33 days Hols
Posted: 17 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum Pension, Healthcare, 33 days Hols
Posted: 17 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Abrecco
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Good Career Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: to 45,000 + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + Good Career Benefits Package
Posted: 15 days ago
Edinburgh
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
East Kilbride, Scotland
Traveltek Limited
Salary: £24k - £38k
Posted: 9 days ago
Livingston
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Dundee
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum + Employee Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Call Centre Associates
Posted: 21 days ago