Period
to 14 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 59 101
Rank change year-on-year -2 +42 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 231 222 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.27% 3.94% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.48% 4.09% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 158 175 80
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -9.64%
10th Percentile £31,175 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £51,250 £55,375
UK median annual salary £43,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% -

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 5,157 5,423 5,046
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 96.15% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3,350 3,459 3,099
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £69,775 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 14 November 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 14 November 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
Edinburgh +13 132 £45,000 +12.50% 21
Glasgow -16 60 £42,500 +7.59% 21
West Lothian -20 9 £47,500 +41.79% 1
Aberdeen +4 8 £27,500 -21.43% 3
South Ayrshire - 7 £50,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 3 - - 2
Dundee +7 2 £39,250 +4.67%
Lothian - 2 £41,000 -
Stirling +5 1 - - 3
Fife -2 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 £35,000 -
Midlothian - 1 £37,500 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £37,500 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £38,000 -
East Ayrshire - 1 £50,000 -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 160 (69.26%) C#
2 147 (63.64%) .NET
3 115 (49.78%) Agile Software Development
4 108 (46.75%) JavaScript
5 98 (42.42%) SQL Server
6 92 (39.83%) SQL
7 85 (36.80%) Java
8 68 (29.44%) MVC
9 67 (29.00%) Finance
10 64 (27.71%) ASP.NET
11 62 (26.84%) AngularJS
12 61 (26.41%) OO
13 60 (25.97%) CSS
14 59 (25.54%) HTML
15 56 (24.24%) TDD
16 52 (22.51%) Continuous Integration
16 52 (22.51%) Git (software)
16 52 (22.51%) Microsoft
17 50 (21.65%) Degree
18 49 (21.21%) Visual Studio
19 47 (20.35%) Scrum
20 42 (18.18%) Python
21 41 (17.75%) Team Foundation Server
22 37 (16.02%) ASP.NET Web API
23 36 (15.58%) Problem-Solving
23 36 (15.58%) Software Engineering
24 32 (13.85%) SpecFlow
24 32 (13.85%) Test Automation
24 32 (13.85%) PowerShell
25 30 (12.99%) Windows

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 (7.36%) IIS
2 10 (4.33%) Umbraco
3 8 (3.46%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.03%) JBoss
5 5 (2.16%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.87%) CMS
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.43%) Apache
7 1 (0.43%) Confluence
7 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.43%) Mendix
7 1 (0.43%) Mule
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.43%) SAS
7 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.03%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.16%) GitHub
3 5 (2.16%) npm
3 5 (2.16%) Yarn
4 3 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (1.30%) SaaS
5 2 (0.87%) Apigee
5 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.87%) PaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Force.com
6 1 (0.43%) iTunes
6 1 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.60%) HTTP
2 3 (1.30%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (0.87%) NetScaler
3 2 (0.87%) SSL
4 1 (0.43%) Network Security
4 1 (0.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (42.42%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.93%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (4.33%) NoSQL
5 9 (3.90%) RDBMS
6 8 (3.46%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.46%) OLTP
6 8 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.16%) Big Data
7 5 (2.16%) MySQL
7 5 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.73%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.87%) Cosmos DB
10 2 (0.87%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (0.87%) KDB
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.87%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 52 (22.51%) Git (software)
2 49 (21.21%) Visual Studio
3 41 (17.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (13.85%) SpecFlow
5 26 (11.26%) Jenkins
6 18 (7.79%) NUnit
6 18 (7.79%) Selenium
6 18 (7.79%) TeamCity
7 17 (7.36%) Hudson
8 16 (6.93%) Cucumber
8 16 (6.93%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (2.16%) Gerrit
9 5 (2.16%) webpack
10 4 (1.73%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 4 (1.73%) JIRA
11 3 (1.30%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.30%) Maven
12 2 (0.87%) JUnit
12 2 (0.87%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.43%) QUnit
General
1 67 (29.00%) Finance
2 6 (2.60%) Banking
2 6 (2.60%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.16%) Advertising
4 4 (1.73%) Electronics
4 4 (1.73%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.73%) Marketing
4 4 (1.73%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.43%) Front Office
5 1 (0.43%) Games
5 1 (0.43%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (63.64%) .NET
2 64 (27.71%) ASP.NET
3 62 (26.84%) AngularJS
4 60 (25.97%) CSS
5 59 (25.54%) HTML
6 37 (16.02%) ASP.NET Web API
7 30 (12.99%) REST
8 29 (12.55%) JSON
9 27 (11.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 27 (11.69%) XML
10 23 (9.96%) jQuery
11 22 (9.52%) .NET Framework
12 20 (8.66%) RESTful
13 19 (8.23%) Entity Framework
13 19 (8.23%) React
14 16 (6.93%) Gherkin
15 15 (6.49%) HTML5
15 15 (6.49%) Web Services
16 13 (5.63%) CSS3
17 9 (3.90%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.36%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (6.49%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.33%) Fintech
5 9 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.90%) User Experience
6 7 (3.03%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.73%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.73%) NHS
8 3 (1.30%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.87%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.43%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.43%) iPhone
10 1 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.43%) PlayStation
10 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.43%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.99%) Windows
2 23 (9.96%) Unix
3 13 (5.63%) Linux
4 4 (1.73%) Android
4 4 (1.73%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (49.78%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (29.44%) MVC
3 61 (26.41%) OO
4 56 (24.24%) TDD
5 52 (22.51%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (20.35%) Scrum
7 36 (15.58%) Problem-Solving
7 36 (15.58%) Software Engineering
8 32 (13.85%) Test Automation
9 29 (12.55%) BDD
10 27 (11.69%) Unit Testing
11 26 (11.26%) Decision-Making
12 25 (10.82%) SDLC
13 24 (10.39%) DevOps
14 22 (9.52%) Mentoring
15 21 (9.09%) OOD
16 19 (8.23%) Scenario Testing
17 18 (7.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 18 (7.79%) Microservices
17 18 (7.79%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 160 (69.26%) C#
2 108 (46.75%) JavaScript
3 92 (39.83%) SQL
4 85 (36.80%) Java
5 42 (18.18%) Python
6 32 (13.85%) PowerShell
7 22 (9.52%) VB.NET
8 15 (6.49%) PL/SQL
9 14 (6.06%) C++
10 11 (4.76%) T-SQL
11 9 (3.90%) TypeScript
12 8 (3.46%) PHP
13 6 (2.60%) Ruby
14 5 (2.16%) ES6
14 5 (2.16%) ES7
14 5 (2.16%) Perl
15 4 (1.73%) C
15 4 (1.73%) Scala
15 4 (1.73%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 50 (21.65%) Degree
2 4 (1.73%) HND
3 3 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.16%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (6.93%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.63%) Docker
3 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.73%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.43%) Ansible
2 1 (0.43%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 52 (22.51%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.66%) Oracle
3 13 (5.63%) Xamarin
4 7 (3.03%) Mashery
4 7 (3.03%) TIBCO
5 6 (2.60%) DevExpress
5 6 (2.60%) Infragistics
5 6 (2.60%) Telerik
6 4 (1.73%) MuleSoft
6 4 (1.73%) SAP
7 2 (0.87%) F5
7 2 (0.87%) Google
7 2 (0.87%) Informatica
7 2 (0.87%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.87%) Netezza
7 2 (0.87%) Sybase
7 2 (0.87%) Tableau
7 2 (0.87%) Talend
8 1 (0.43%) Appcelerator
8 1 (0.43%) Zend