Period
to 27 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 61 102
Rank change year-on-year -7 +41 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 222 173 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.89% 3.65% 2.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.03% 3.83% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 158 153 132
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £29,325 £28,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £51,000 £52,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 5,503 4,520 5,526
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.43% 95.34% 95.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3,783 2,897 3,434
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £64,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Glasgow +12 108 £37,500 -6.25% 18
Edinburgh -12 80 £40,000 - 11
Aberdeen +1 9 £55,000 +57.14% 2
Fife -3 5 £39,000 -8.24% 1
Orkney Islands - 5 £40,000 -
Dundee +2 4 £40,000 +5.96% 4
Stirling -3 4 - - 1
West Lothian -11 4 £34,500 -1.43% 1
Scottish Borders +4 2 £35,750 -15.88%
Midlothian - 2 £38,000 -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 101 (45.50%) C#
2 99 (44.59%) .NET
3 95 (42.79%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (41.89%) Java
5 81 (36.49%) SQL
6 72 (32.43%) JavaScript
7 65 (29.28%) MVC
8 51 (22.97%) ASP.NET
9 49 (22.07%) HTML
10 47 (21.17%) CSS
11 46 (20.72%) SQL Server
12 44 (19.82%) Scrum
13 43 (19.37%) Oracle
13 43 (19.37%) Microsoft
14 42 (18.92%) TDD
15 41 (18.47%) OO
16 40 (18.02%) Degree
17 36 (16.22%) PL/SQL
18 35 (15.77%) C++
19 34 (15.32%) Software Engineering
20 31 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
20 31 (13.96%) BDD
21 30 (13.51%) Relational Database
22 28 (12.61%) REST
22 28 (12.61%) Git (software)
22 28 (12.61%) .NET Framework
23 27 (12.16%) User Experience
24 26 (11.71%) Software Delivery
24 26 (11.71%) Web Services
25 25 (11.26%) Entity Framework

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 11 (4.95%) JBoss
2 8 (3.60%) Umbraco
3 7 (3.15%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.70%) CMS
5 5 (2.25%) Confluence
6 3 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.35%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.90%) IIS
7 2 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.45%) GemFire
8 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) nopCommerce
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.15%) GitHub
4 5 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.25%) SaaS
5 4 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.80%) iTunes
6 3 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.90%) NuGet
8 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.60%) HTTP
2 7 (3.15%) SMS
3 6 (2.70%) Ethernet
3 6 (2.70%) RS-232
3 6 (2.70%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (20.72%) SQL Server
2 30 (13.51%) Relational Database
3 24 (10.81%) OLTP
4 15 (6.76%) RDBMS
5 12 (5.41%) NoSQL
6 11 (4.95%) Big Data
7 9 (4.05%) MongoDB
7 9 (4.05%) MySQL
7 9 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (3.60%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.60%) IBM InfoSphere
8 8 (3.60%) QlikView
8 8 (3.60%) Spotfire
9 7 (3.15%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.25%) DB2
10 5 (2.25%) KDB
11 4 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (1.35%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (1.35%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 28 (12.61%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.86%) Visual Studio
3 12 (5.41%) NUnit
3 12 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (4.95%) Moq
5 10 (4.50%) JUnit
6 9 (4.05%) Selenium
7 7 (3.15%) JIRA
8 6 (2.70%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.25%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.25%) Maven
9 5 (2.25%) Spock
10 4 (1.80%) JBehave
10 4 (1.80%) JMeter
11 3 (1.35%) PHPUnit
11 3 (1.35%) Subversion
12 2 (0.90%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.90%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.45%) Gradle
13 1 (0.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (6.76%) Finance
2 9 (4.05%) Advertising
3 7 (3.15%) Retail
4 5 (2.25%) Banking
5 4 (1.80%) Games
5 4 (1.80%) Law
6 3 (1.35%) Electronics
7 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.90%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.45%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (44.59%) .NET
2 51 (22.97%) ASP.NET
3 49 (22.07%) HTML
4 47 (21.17%) CSS
5 28 (12.61%) .NET Framework
5 28 (12.61%) REST
6 26 (11.71%) Web Services
7 25 (11.26%) Entity Framework
8 24 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (9.91%) AngularJS
10 16 (7.21%) ASP.NET Web API
11 15 (6.76%) jQuery
11 15 (6.76%) Spring
12 14 (6.31%) React
12 14 (6.31%) WCF
13 13 (5.86%) HTML5
14 12 (5.41%) NHibernate
15 11 (4.95%) CSS3
16 10 (4.50%) OpenGL
17 9 (4.05%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.16%) User Experience
2 18 (8.11%) Algorithms
3 17 (7.66%) Computer Science
3 17 (7.66%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (4.50%) 3D Graphics
4 10 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.60%) Fintech
7 6 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.25%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.80%) iPhone
9 4 (1.80%) PlayStation
9 4 (1.80%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.80%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.80%) Xbox
10 2 (0.90%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.45%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.56%) Windows
2 14 (6.31%) Unix
3 12 (5.41%) Linux
4 8 (3.60%) Android
5 7 (3.15%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (42.79%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (29.28%) MVC
3 44 (19.82%) Scrum
4 42 (18.92%) TDD
5 41 (18.47%) OO
6 34 (15.32%) Software Engineering
7 31 (13.96%) BDD
8 26 (11.71%) Software Delivery
9 25 (11.26%) SDLC
10 22 (9.91%) Data Visualisation
10 22 (9.91%) Visualisation
11 19 (8.56%) Unit Testing
12 18 (8.11%) Test Automation
12 18 (8.11%) Web Development
13 16 (7.21%) Mathematics
13 16 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (5.41%) Analytics
15 12 (5.41%) Microservices
16 10 (4.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 101 (45.50%) C#
2 93 (41.89%) Java
3 81 (36.49%) SQL
4 72 (32.43%) JavaScript
5 36 (16.22%) PL/SQL
6 35 (15.77%) C++
7 18 (8.11%) Python
8 17 (7.66%) PHP
9 15 (6.76%) Ruby
10 9 (4.05%) TypeScript
11 8 (3.60%) VB.NET
12 7 (3.15%) C
12 7 (3.15%) Clojure
12 7 (3.15%) Java 8
13 6 (2.70%) Embedded C++
13 6 (2.70%) Groovy
13 6 (2.70%) T-SQL
13 6 (2.70%) VB
14 5 (2.25%) Perl
15 4 (1.80%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 40 (18.02%) Degree
2 10 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.45%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.05%) JTAG
2 3 (1.35%) IEC 62304
2 3 (1.35%) ISO 13485
2 3 (1.35%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.35%) Docker
2 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 43 (19.37%) Microsoft
1 43 (19.37%) Oracle
2 8 (3.60%) Informatica
2 8 (3.60%) MicroStrategy
2 8 (3.60%) Netezza
2 8 (3.60%) Tableau
2 8 (3.60%) Talend
3 5 (2.25%) Google
3 5 (2.25%) Sybase
4 4 (1.80%) Zend
5 2 (0.90%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.45%) Xamarin