The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 93 108
Rank change year-on-year +32 +15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 110 69 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.05% 2.41% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.31% 2.49% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 94 51 39
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.26%  

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 2552 2769 2967
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.03% 96.62% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1640 1596 1883
Median salary £43,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +25 67 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Glasgow +16 42 £40,000 +6.66% 8
West Lothian -5 3 £23,000 -48.88%
Fife +7 2 £42,500 +57.40%
Aberdeen - 2 £35,000 - 1
Dundee -10 1 £22,500 -44.09% 2
Falkirk - 1 £37,500 -
Stirling - 1 £27,500 -
Lothian - 1 £40,000 -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 126 (67.38%) C#
2 115 (61.50%) .NET
3 85 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (39.04%) JavaScript
5 72 (38.50%) SQL Server
6 71 (37.97%) MVC
7 65 (34.76%) Java
7 65 (34.76%) SQL
8 64 (34.22%) ASP.NET
9 57 (30.48%) Software Engineering
10 53 (28.34%) HTML
11 51 (27.27%) SDLC
12 40 (21.39%) CSS
13 37 (19.79%) Microsoft
14 33 (17.65%) Finance
14 33 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
14 33 (17.65%) Degree
15 29 (15.51%) Web Services
16 27 (14.44%) OO
16 27 (14.44%) .NET Framework
16 27 (14.44%) TDD
16 27 (14.44%) AngularJS
17 26 (13.90%) Microsoft Azure
17 26 (13.90%) Open Source
18 25 (13.37%) Security Cleared
18 25 (13.37%) SOAP
19 24 (12.83%) Visual Studio
19 24 (12.83%) MongoDB
19 24 (12.83%) WCF
20 23 (12.30%) Unit Testing

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 6 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.14%) JBoss
2 4 (2.14%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.07%) Apache
4 2 (1.07%) CMS
4 2 (1.07%) Confluence
4 2 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.53%) IIS
5 1 (0.53%) Tornado
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.35%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.74%) GitHub
4 3 (1.60%) iPaaS
4 3 (1.60%) PaaS
4 3 (1.60%) SaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Slack
5 1 (0.53%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.07%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) HTTP
2 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (38.50%) SQL Server
2 24 (12.83%) MongoDB
3 21 (11.23%) Neo4j
4 20 (10.70%) Hadoop
5 17 (9.09%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.81%) NoSQL
7 8 (4.28%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (4.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (3.74%) MySQL
8 7 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (2.14%) CouchDB
11 4 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.60%) Spatial Data
13 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database
13 2 (1.07%) Redis
13 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (12.83%) Visual Studio
2 14 (7.49%) NUnit
2 14 (7.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (6.42%) Git (software)
4 10 (5.35%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.81%) Moq
6 8 (4.28%) Eclipse
6 8 (4.28%) Maven
7 7 (3.74%) JIRA
7 7 (3.74%) JUnit
7 7 (3.74%) Subversion
8 5 (2.67%) Rhino Mocks
9 4 (2.14%) Ant
9 4 (2.14%) JMeter
10 3 (1.60%) NSubstitute
10 3 (1.60%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.07%) Appium
11 2 (1.07%) Calabash
11 2 (1.07%) Gatling
11 2 (1.07%) SpecFlow
General
1 33 (17.65%) Finance
2 9 (4.81%) Marketing
3 7 (3.74%) Financial Institution
4 6 (3.21%) Local Government
5 5 (2.67%) Banking
6 3 (1.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (61.50%) .NET
2 64 (34.22%) ASP.NET
3 53 (28.34%) HTML
4 40 (21.39%) CSS
5 33 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 29 (15.51%) Web Services
7 27 (14.44%) .NET Framework
7 27 (14.44%) AngularJS
8 25 (13.37%) SOAP
9 24 (12.83%) WCF
10 23 (12.30%) XML
11 21 (11.23%) jQuery
12 16 (8.56%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (8.02%) RESTful
14 14 (7.49%) HTML5
14 14 (7.49%) REST
15 11 (5.88%) Spring
16 10 (5.35%) Entity Framework
17 9 (4.81%) Hibernate
17 9 (4.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (3.74%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.14%) Tandem
4 3 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.60%) Spread Betting
5 2 (1.07%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.07%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.07%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.07%) Fintech
5 2 (1.07%) W3C
6 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.53%) STB
6 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.30%) Windows
2 16 (8.56%) Android
3 12 (6.42%) Linux
4 11 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.07%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.07%) Solaris
5 2 (1.07%) Unix
6 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (37.97%) MVC
3 57 (30.48%) Software Engineering
4 51 (27.27%) SDLC
5 27 (14.44%) OO
5 27 (14.44%) TDD
6 26 (13.90%) Open Source
7 23 (12.30%) Scrum
7 23 (12.30%) Unit Testing
8 22 (11.76%) Open Source Development
9 21 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (10.16%) Mentoring
11 8 (4.28%) OOD
11 8 (4.28%) Test Automation
12 7 (3.74%) Cash Management
12 7 (3.74%) Mobile Development
12 7 (3.74%) SOA
12 7 (3.74%) Web Application Development
12 7 (3.74%) Web Development
13 6 (3.21%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 126 (67.38%) C#
2 73 (39.04%) JavaScript
3 65 (34.76%) Java
3 65 (34.76%) SQL
4 23 (12.30%) Python
5 19 (10.16%) C++
6 13 (6.95%) VB
7 10 (5.35%) C
8 7 (3.74%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.74%) Scala
8 7 (3.74%) T-SQL
9 6 (3.21%) Ruby
9 6 (3.21%) VB.NET
9 6 (3.21%) VB6
10 4 (2.14%) PHP
11 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.60%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.60%) XPath
12 2 (1.07%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.07%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (17.65%) Degree
2 25 (13.37%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.67%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.60%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.60%) MCAD
6 3 (1.60%) MCSD
6 3 (1.60%) MCTS
7 1 (0.53%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.14%) Firmware
1 4 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.07%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) Ansible
Vendors
1 37 (19.79%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.63%) Oracle
3 3 (1.60%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.07%) Alterian
4 2 (1.07%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.07%) Xamarin
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