Period
to 16 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 60 61
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 247 237 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.09% 4.39% 4.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.32% 4.59% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 151 171 181
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £62,500 £50,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 4,640 5,161 5,297
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 95.63% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,873 3,409 3,379
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,673
% change year-on-year - +4.88% +0.36%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -7 119 £39,000 -13.33% 18
Glasgow +32 83 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Dundee +4 12 £40,000 -
Fife 0 10 £37,500 -3.85%
Stirling - 8 £46,250 - 1
Aberdeen -9 7 £45,000 +4.65% 5
West Lothian +5 2 £41,250 - 3
North Lanarkshire - 2 £33,750 - 1
Lanarkshire +1 1 £35,000 -
Aberdeenshire -1 1 - -
Angus - 1 £45,000 -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 143 (57.89%) .NET
2 108 (43.72%) C#
3 100 (40.49%) SQL
4 98 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (30.77%) HTML
5 76 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 75 (30.36%) CSS
7 74 (29.96%) JavaScript
8 68 (27.53%) SQL Server
9 62 (25.10%) Azure
10 56 (22.67%) MVC
11 55 (22.27%) Degree
11 55 (22.27%) SDLC
12 54 (21.86%) Python
13 49 (19.84%) ASP.NET
14 47 (19.03%) AngularJS
15 46 (18.62%) Java
15 46 (18.62%) Software Engineering
16 40 (16.19%) Computer Science
17 33 (13.36%) ASP.NET MVC
17 33 (13.36%) .NET Core
18 32 (12.96%) DevOps
18 32 (12.96%) TDD
19 31 (12.55%) Microservices
20 30 (12.15%) Computer Science Degree
20 30 (12.15%) .NET Framework
21 28 (11.34%) VB.NET
21 28 (11.34%) React
22 27 (10.93%) Finance
22 27 (10.93%) HTML5

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 15 (6.07%) Apache
2 8 (3.24%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.24%) CMS
3 5 (2.02%) lighttpd
3 5 (2.02%) nginx
3 5 (2.02%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.62%) Confluence
4 4 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (1.62%) WordPress
5 3 (1.21%) Drupal
6 1 (0.40%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.40%) JBoss
6 1 (0.40%) Jetty
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 62 (25.10%) Azure
2 22 (8.91%) AWS
3 6 (2.43%) SaaS
4 2 (0.81%) Amazon Alexa
4 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.81%) GCP
4 2 (0.81%) iTunes
4 2 (0.81%) Siri
5 1 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.40%) IaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Office 365
5 1 (0.40%) PaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.81%) Intranet
1 2 (0.81%) Wireless
2 1 (0.40%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (27.53%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.31%) NoSQL
3 19 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.67%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.45%) Big Data
6 8 (3.24%) MySQL
7 6 (2.43%) Parquet
7 6 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.62%) Electronic Patient Records
9 3 (1.21%) Amazon Athena
9 3 (1.21%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.40%) Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.40%) Flink
11 1 (0.40%) GIS
11 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.40%) Redis
11 1 (0.40%) Riak
Development Applications
1 22 (8.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (7.29%) Visual Studio
3 17 (6.88%) Ant
3 17 (6.88%) Apache Ivy
4 16 (6.48%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.02%) Selenium
6 4 (1.62%) JIRA
6 4 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (1.21%) Moq
7 3 (1.21%) NUnit
8 2 (0.81%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.81%) CA Release Automation
8 2 (0.81%) Grunt
8 2 (0.81%) gulp
8 2 (0.81%) JUnit
8 2 (0.81%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.81%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.81%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.40%) webpack
General
1 27 (10.93%) Finance
2 19 (7.69%) Automotive
2 19 (7.69%) Retail
3 9 (3.64%) Games
4 5 (2.02%) Law
4 5 (2.02%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.62%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.62%) Marketing
6 3 (1.21%) Banking
6 3 (1.21%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.81%) Electronics
7 2 (0.81%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (57.89%) .NET
2 76 (30.77%) HTML
3 75 (30.36%) CSS
4 49 (19.84%) ASP.NET
5 47 (19.03%) AngularJS
6 33 (13.36%) .NET Core
6 33 (13.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 30 (12.15%) .NET Framework
8 28 (11.34%) React
9 27 (10.93%) HTML5
10 22 (8.91%) CSS3
10 22 (8.91%) jQuery
11 20 (8.10%) Node.js
11 20 (8.10%) REST
12 17 (6.88%) Entity Framework
13 13 (5.26%) Web Services
14 10 (4.05%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (4.05%) SOAP
15 9 (3.64%) WPF
16 8 (3.24%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (4.86%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.83%) User Experience
5 6 (2.43%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.43%) NHS
5 6 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.02%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.02%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.62%) EPoS
8 3 (1.21%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.81%) iPhone
9 2 (0.81%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.40%) iPad
10 1 (0.40%) Media Streaming
10 1 (0.40%) PlayStation
10 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Social Media
10 1 (0.40%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.29%) Linux
2 5 (2.02%) Unix
3 4 (1.62%) Android
3 4 (1.62%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.21%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (22.67%) MVC
3 55 (22.27%) SDLC
4 46 (18.62%) Software Engineering
5 40 (16.19%) Computer Science
6 32 (12.96%) DevOps
6 32 (12.96%) TDD
7 31 (12.55%) Microservices
8 25 (10.12%) Test Automation
9 24 (9.72%) OO
9 24 (9.72%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (9.31%) CRM
11 22 (8.91%) ERP
12 18 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (6.88%) Process Improvement
13 17 (6.88%) Release Management
14 16 (6.48%) Web Development
15 14 (5.67%) Scrum
16 12 (4.86%) Continuous Deployment
17 9 (3.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 108 (43.72%) C#
2 100 (40.49%) SQL
3 74 (29.96%) JavaScript
4 54 (21.86%) Python
5 46 (18.62%) Java
6 28 (11.34%) VB.NET
7 23 (9.31%) Ruby
8 21 (8.50%) PowerShell
9 19 (7.69%) C++
9 19 (7.69%) PHP
10 16 (6.48%) T-SQL
11 10 (4.05%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.02%) Kotlin
12 5 (2.02%) PHP 7
13 3 (1.21%) C
13 3 (1.21%) ES6
13 3 (1.21%) Java 8
13 3 (1.21%) Perl
13 3 (1.21%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.81%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 55 (22.27%) Degree
2 30 (12.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (4.45%) HND
4 8 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.21%) MCAD
5 3 (1.21%) MCSD
5 3 (1.21%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.50%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) JTAG
System Software
1 18 (7.29%) Docker
2 4 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.83%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 76 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.88%) Micro Focus
3 5 (2.02%) Oracle
3 5 (2.02%) Xamarin
4 4 (1.62%) ServiceNow
4 4 (1.62%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.21%) Google
6 1 (0.40%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.40%) New Relic
6 1 (0.40%) Splunk
6 1 (0.40%) VMware
6 1 (0.40%) Zend