Software Developer Jobs in Scotland

Software Developer
UK > Scotland

The median Software Developer salary in Scotland is £52,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 15 April 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
15 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 176 134 81
Rank change year-on-year -42 -53 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 106 101 212
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 1.59% 2.11% 3.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 2.34% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 87 90 70
10th Percentile £34,000 £33,750 £33,050
25th Percentile £42,500 £38,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £66,500 £75,000 £66,425
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +15.79%

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 6,443 4,314 5,471
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 96.95% 90.31% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2,629 2,324 2,972
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £28,193
25th Percentile £38,750 £41,250 £38,635
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +9.52% +10.53%
75th Percentile £65,000 £73,750 £65,313
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £53,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -10.83% - +9.09%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Scotland

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Scotland

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 April 2024.

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 15 April 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 -108 33 £57,500 +4.55% 4
Aberdeen +2 26 £46,500 +9.41%
Edinburgh +19 23 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Dundee - 10 £47,500 -
Fife -3 6 £50,000 -
Inverclyde - 2 £47,500 -
Lanarkshire -9 1 - - 4
South Lanarkshire - 1 £29,000 - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £52,500 -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 April 2024, Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 50 (47.17%) Software Engineering
2 31 (29.25%) Agile
2 31 (29.25%) Computer Science
3 29 (27.36%) C#
4 28 (26.42%) Azure
4 28 (26.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 24 (22.64%) .NET
6 23 (21.70%) JavaScript
6 23 (21.70%) Degree
7 22 (20.75%) AngularJS
7 22 (20.75%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (20.75%) Front End Development
8 20 (18.87%) CI/CD
8 20 (18.87%) Python
9 19 (17.92%) Ruby
9 19 (17.92%) AWS
9 19 (17.92%) SDLC
10 18 (16.98%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (16.04%) Finance
12 16 (15.09%) DevOps
13 15 (14.15%) Java
13 15 (14.15%) Full Stack Development
14 14 (13.21%) Social Skills
14 14 (13.21%) React
14 14 (13.21%) HTML
15 13 (12.26%) C
15 13 (12.26%) SQL Server
15 13 (12.26%) CSS
15 13 (12.26%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (11.32%) User Experience

Software Developer 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 5 (4.72%) WordPress
2 4 (3.77%) OpenEdge
3 1 (0.94%) Mendix
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (26.42%) Azure
2 19 (17.92%) AWS
3 12 (11.32%) SaaS
4 6 (5.66%) Serverless
5 3 (2.83%) Azure Pipelines
5 3 (2.83%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.89%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.94%) Azure DevOps
7 1 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.94%) GitHub
7 1 (0.94%) Power Automate
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.38%) MySQL
3 5 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.77%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.83%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.89%) Power BI
7 1 (0.94%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Cucumber
1 3 (2.83%) Cypress.io
1 3 (2.83%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.83%) Maven
1 3 (2.83%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.94%) Git
2 1 (0.94%) JIRA
2 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (26.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 17 (16.04%) Finance
3 14 (13.21%) Social Skills
4 11 (10.38%) Law
5 10 (9.43%) Marketing
6 4 (3.77%) Banking
6 4 (3.77%) Public Sector
7 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.94%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.64%) .NET
2 22 (20.75%) AngularJS
3 14 (13.21%) HTML
3 14 (13.21%) React
4 13 (12.26%) CSS
5 10 (9.43%) Node.js
6 7 (6.60%) .NET Core
6 7 (6.60%) Vue
7 6 (5.66%) Serverless Framework
7 6 (5.66%) XML
8 5 (4.72%) JSON
9 4 (3.77%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.77%) Blazor
9 4 (3.77%) Entity Framework
10 3 (2.83%) Express.js
10 3 (2.83%) Jest
10 3 (2.83%) Spring Boot
11 2 (1.89%) HTML5
11 2 (1.89%) Spring
12 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.98%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (10.38%) Algorithms
3 3 (2.83%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.83%) Video\Live Streaming
3 3 (2.83%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.94%) Linux
1 1 (0.94%) Unix
1 1 (0.94%) VMS
1 1 (0.94%) Windows
1 1 (0.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (47.17%) Software Engineering
2 31 (29.25%) Agile
2 31 (29.25%) Computer Science
3 22 (20.75%) Front End Development
3 22 (20.75%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (18.87%) CI/CD
5 19 (17.92%) SDLC
6 16 (15.09%) DevOps
7 15 (14.15%) Full Stack Development
8 12 (11.32%) User Experience
8 12 (11.32%) UX Design
9 11 (10.38%) Machine Learning
10 10 (9.43%) Artificial Intelligence
10 10 (9.43%) Community of Practice
10 10 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (9.43%) Operational Stability
10 10 (9.43%) Visualisation
11 9 (8.49%) Design Patterns
12 8 (7.55%) Customer Experience
13 7 (6.60%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.36%) C#
2 23 (21.70%) JavaScript
3 20 (18.87%) Python
4 19 (17.92%) Ruby
5 15 (14.15%) Java
6 13 (12.26%) C
7 12 (11.32%) TypeScript
8 11 (10.38%) PHP
9 9 (8.49%) C++
10 8 (7.55%) SQL
11 1 (0.94%) Elixir
11 1 (0.94%) Go
11 1 (0.94%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.94%) Perl
11 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (21.70%) Degree
2 13 (12.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.83%) OCP
3 3 (2.83%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (2.83%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.60%) Embedded Firmware
1 7 (6.60%) Firmware
2 4 (3.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.77%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (5.66%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.94%) Vermilion