Period
to 19 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 68 74
Rank change year-on-year +21 +6 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 274 208 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.41% 3.74% 2.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.64% 3.87% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 185 145 102
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £28,875
90th Percentile £70,000 £55,000 £56,250
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 4,856 5,370 4,516
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 96.62% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3,187 3,556 2,888
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,375 £65,000 £62,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 +36 149 £45,000 +5.88% 30
Glasgow +20 71 £43,375 +15.67% 19
West Lothian -11 14 £36,000 +7.46% 4
Aberdeen +4 11 £37,500 +7.14% 4
South Ayrshire - 8 £50,000 -
Dundee +12 5 £38,500 +2.67% 2
Scottish Borders -1 4 - -
Aberdeenshire - 4 £37,500 -
Lothian - 2 £41,000 -
Stirling - 2 - - 1
Fife -3 1 - - 1
Lanarkshire - 1 £35,000 -
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 19 January 2019, 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.

1 181 (66.06%) C#
2 175 (63.87%) .NET
3 145 (52.92%) JavaScript
4 128 (46.72%) Agile Software Development
5 125 (45.62%) SQL Server
6 105 (38.32%) SQL
7 88 (32.12%) HTML
8 84 (30.66%) MVC
9 79 (28.83%) Java
10 73 (26.64%) CSS
10 73 (26.64%) Finance
11 71 (25.91%) ASP.NET
11 71 (25.91%) AngularJS
12 70 (25.55%) OO
13 68 (24.82%) Degree
14 66 (24.09%) Python
15 65 (23.72%) Microsoft
16 61 (22.26%) Continuous Integration
16 61 (22.26%) Git (software)
17 58 (21.17%) TDD
18 48 (17.52%) Visual Studio
19 46 (16.79%) Scrum
20 45 (16.42%) ASP.NET Web API
21 43 (15.69%) SpecFlow
21 43 (15.69%) PowerShell
22 42 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
23 40 (14.60%) Test Automation
24 39 (14.23%) Software Engineering
25 36 (13.14%) Windows
25 36 (13.14%) .NET 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 23 (8.39%) IIS
2 11 (4.01%) Umbraco
3 8 (2.92%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.55%) JBoss
5 2 (0.73%) Apache
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.36%) Confluence
6 1 (0.36%) Mendix
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.36%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.73%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.73%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.82%) npm
3 5 (1.82%) Yarn
4 3 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.09%) PaaS
4 3 (1.09%) SaaS
5 2 (0.73%) Apigee
5 2 (0.73%) Serverless
6 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.36%) Force.com
6 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.28%) HTTP
2 3 (1.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (0.73%) NetScaler
3 2 (0.73%) SSL
4 1 (0.36%) Intranet
4 1 (0.36%) Network Security
4 1 (0.36%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (45.62%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.66%) Relational Database
3 19 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (6.57%) NoSQL
5 13 (4.74%) RDBMS
6 12 (4.38%) MySQL
7 10 (3.65%) Hadoop
7 10 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.46%) Cosmos DB
9 4 (1.46%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.09%) CouchDB
10 3 (1.09%) GIS
10 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.73%) Power BI
12 1 (0.36%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.36%) Big Data
12 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 61 (22.26%) Git (software)
2 48 (17.52%) Visual Studio
3 43 (15.69%) SpecFlow
4 36 (13.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (12.04%) Jenkins
6 26 (9.49%) TeamCity
7 25 (9.12%) Selenium
8 23 (8.39%) NUnit
9 22 (8.03%) Cucumber
10 21 (7.66%) Visual Studio Team System
11 19 (6.93%) Hudson
12 10 (3.65%) JIRA
13 9 (3.28%) Subversion
14 5 (1.82%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 5 (1.82%) Gerrit
14 5 (1.82%) webpack
15 3 (1.09%) JUnit
15 3 (1.09%) Maven
16 2 (0.73%) Eclipse
16 2 (0.73%) TestNG
General
1 73 (26.64%) Finance
2 4 (1.46%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.09%) Banking
3 3 (1.09%) Marketing
4 2 (0.73%) Electronics
4 2 (0.73%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.36%) Advertising
5 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.36%) Front Office
5 1 (0.36%) Games
5 1 (0.36%) Legal
5 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (63.87%) .NET
2 88 (32.12%) HTML
3 73 (26.64%) CSS
4 71 (25.91%) AngularJS
4 71 (25.91%) ASP.NET
5 45 (16.42%) ASP.NET Web API
6 36 (13.14%) .NET Framework
6 36 (13.14%) REST
7 34 (12.41%) JSON
8 32 (11.68%) XML
9 31 (11.31%) Entity Framework
10 27 (9.85%) jQuery
11 25 (9.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 23 (8.39%) HTML5
12 23 (8.39%) React
13 22 (8.03%) CSS3
13 22 (8.03%) Gherkin
14 19 (6.93%) RESTful
15 15 (5.47%) WPF
16 10 (3.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.11%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (3.65%) User Experience
4 7 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.19%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.82%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.82%) NHS
6 5 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.46%) Fintech
8 3 (1.09%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.09%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.73%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.36%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.36%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.36%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.36%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.36%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.14%) Windows
2 30 (10.95%) Unix
3 13 (4.74%) Linux
4 5 (1.82%) Android
4 5 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (46.72%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (30.66%) MVC
3 70 (25.55%) OO
4 61 (22.26%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (21.17%) TDD
6 46 (16.79%) Scrum
7 42 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (14.60%) Test Automation
9 39 (14.23%) Software Engineering
10 36 (13.14%) BDD
10 36 (13.14%) SDLC
11 35 (12.77%) DevOps
12 27 (9.85%) OOD
13 26 (9.49%) Open Source
14 25 (9.12%) Scenario Testing
15 24 (8.76%) API Testing
15 24 (8.76%) Microservices
15 24 (8.76%) SDET
15 24 (8.76%) Unit Testing
15 24 (8.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 181 (66.06%) C#
2 145 (52.92%) JavaScript
3 105 (38.32%) SQL
4 79 (28.83%) Java
5 66 (24.09%) Python
6 43 (15.69%) PowerShell
7 22 (8.03%) C++
8 21 (7.66%) VB.NET
9 14 (5.11%) PHP
9 14 (5.11%) T-SQL
10 13 (4.74%) PL/SQL
11 12 (4.38%) TypeScript
12 7 (2.55%) Ruby
13 6 (2.19%) ES6
13 6 (2.19%) Scala
14 5 (1.82%) C
14 5 (1.82%) ES7
15 4 (1.46%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.46%) Perl
15 4 (1.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 68 (24.82%) Degree
2 5 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (1.82%) HND
3 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.36%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.82%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) GDPR
2 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (8.03%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.28%) Docker
3 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 65 (23.72%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.57%) Xamarin
3 15 (5.47%) Oracle
4 10 (3.65%) ServiceNow
4 10 (3.65%) Splunk
5 7 (2.55%) DevExpress
5 7 (2.55%) Infragistics
6 6 (2.19%) Telerik
7 3 (1.09%) Google
8 2 (0.73%) F5
8 2 (0.73%) Mashery
8 2 (0.73%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.73%) SAP
8 2 (0.73%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.36%) Appcelerator
9 1 (0.36%) Kony
9 1 (0.36%) OutSystems
9 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.36%) Serena
9 1 (0.36%) Twitter