Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 53 98
Rank change year-on-year -8 +45 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 230 235 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.24% 4.25% 2.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.43% 4.44% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 163 189 98
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £31,450 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £60,550 £51,250 £55,000
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 5,187 5,287 5,143
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.67% 95.64% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3,477 3,351 3,101
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +5 120 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Glasgow -9 77 £40,000 - 11
Aberdeen +4 9 £49,000 +40.00% 4
West Lothian -12 6 £32,500 -2.99% 1
Fife +2 5 £39,000 -0.64% 1
Dundee +9 3 £40,000 +11.89%
South Lanarkshire - 3 - -
Lothian +1 2 £41,000 +2.50%
Stirling -2 1 - - 3
Aberdeenshire - 1 £37,500 - 1
Midlothian - 1 £37,500 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £38,000 -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 139 (60.43%) C#
2 119 (51.74%) .NET
3 109 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (43.91%) Java
5 89 (38.70%) SQL
6 78 (33.91%) JavaScript
7 74 (32.17%) SQL Server
8 60 (26.09%) OO
8 60 (26.09%) TDD
9 55 (23.91%) ASP.NET
10 54 (23.48%) MVC
11 52 (22.61%) Microsoft
12 51 (22.17%) Scrum
12 51 (22.17%) AngularJS
13 48 (20.87%) Finance
14 43 (18.70%) CSS
14 43 (18.70%) Visual Studio
15 42 (18.26%) Oracle
15 42 (18.26%) Git (software)
16 41 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
17 40 (17.39%) Degree
17 40 (17.39%) HTML
18 35 (15.22%) BDD
19 34 (14.78%) Team Foundation Server
19 34 (14.78%) Software Engineering
19 34 (14.78%) Problem-Solving
20 32 (13.91%) PL/SQL
21 28 (12.17%) Windows
22 26 (11.30%) ASP.NET Web API
23 25 (10.87%) React

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 12 (5.22%) IIS
2 10 (4.35%) JBoss
3 4 (1.74%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.87%) CMS
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.87%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.43%) Confluence
5 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.43%) Mendix
5 1 (0.43%) Mule
5 1 (0.43%) SAS
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.04%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.04%) GitHub
4 5 (2.17%) npm
4 5 (2.17%) Yarn
5 4 (1.74%) iTunes
6 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.43%) Force.com
7 1 (0.43%) PaaS
7 1 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.17%) HTTP
2 2 (0.87%) SMS
3 1 (0.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.43%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.43%) Network Security
3 1 (0.43%) SSL
3 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (32.17%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.00%) OLTP
3 21 (9.13%) Relational Database
4 13 (5.65%) MongoDB
4 13 (5.65%) RDBMS
5 10 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (3.91%) Big Data
7 8 (3.48%) NoSQL
8 7 (3.04%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.04%) IBM InfoSphere
8 7 (3.04%) QlikView
8 7 (3.04%) Spotfire
9 6 (2.61%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.17%) DB2
10 5 (2.17%) KDB
11 4 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.30%) MySQL
12 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (18.70%) Visual Studio
2 42 (18.26%) Git (software)
3 34 (14.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (8.70%) SpecFlow
5 17 (7.39%) Jenkins
6 13 (5.65%) NUnit
7 11 (4.78%) TeamCity
8 10 (4.35%) Cucumber
8 10 (4.35%) Selenium
8 10 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (2.61%) Hudson
10 5 (2.17%) Gerrit
10 5 (2.17%) webpack
11 4 (1.74%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.74%) JIRA
12 3 (1.30%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 3 (1.30%) Maven
13 2 (0.87%) Moq
13 2 (0.87%) SoapUI
14 1 (0.43%) QUnit
General
1 48 (20.87%) Finance
2 7 (3.04%) Banking
3 5 (2.17%) Advertising
3 5 (2.17%) Electronics
3 5 (2.17%) Financial Institution
3 5 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.74%) Games
4 4 (1.74%) Law
4 4 (1.74%) Marketing
4 4 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.30%) Retail
6 2 (0.87%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (51.74%) .NET
2 55 (23.91%) ASP.NET
3 51 (22.17%) AngularJS
4 43 (18.70%) CSS
5 40 (17.39%) HTML
6 26 (11.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 25 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 25 (10.87%) React
8 21 (9.13%) REST
8 21 (9.13%) RESTful
9 18 (7.83%) .NET Framework
10 14 (6.09%) Entity Framework
11 13 (5.65%) jQuery
11 13 (5.65%) JSON
11 13 (5.65%) XML
12 12 (5.22%) Web Services
13 11 (4.78%) WPF
14 10 (4.35%) Gherkin
14 10 (4.35%) Spring
15 8 (3.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.00%) User Experience
2 19 (8.26%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (6.52%) Algorithms
3 15 (6.52%) Fintech
4 14 (6.09%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.65%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.04%) 3D Graphics
7 6 (2.61%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.74%) iPhone
8 4 (1.74%) NHS
8 4 (1.74%) PlayStation
8 4 (1.74%) Xbox
9 3 (1.30%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.17%) Windows
2 20 (8.70%) Unix
3 13 (5.65%) Linux
4 9 (3.91%) Android
5 8 (3.48%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (26.09%) OO
2 60 (26.09%) TDD
3 54 (23.48%) MVC
4 51 (22.17%) Scrum
5 41 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (15.22%) BDD
7 34 (14.78%) Problem-Solving
7 34 (14.78%) Software Engineering
8 25 (10.87%) Unit Testing
9 24 (10.43%) Decision-Making
10 23 (10.00%) Software Delivery
10 23 (10.00%) Test Automation
11 21 (9.13%) OOD
11 21 (9.13%) SDLC
12 19 (8.26%) Visualisation
13 18 (7.83%) Data Visualisation
14 16 (6.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 15 (6.52%) DevOps
15 15 (6.52%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 139 (60.43%) C#
2 101 (43.91%) Java
3 89 (38.70%) SQL
4 78 (33.91%) JavaScript
5 32 (13.91%) PL/SQL
6 24 (10.43%) Python
7 20 (8.70%) PowerShell
8 19 (8.26%) C++
9 17 (7.39%) VB.NET
10 9 (3.91%) T-SQL
10 9 (3.91%) TypeScript
11 6 (2.61%) Clojure
11 6 (2.61%) Java 8
11 6 (2.61%) Perl
11 6 (2.61%) PHP
12 5 (2.17%) ES6
12 5 (2.17%) ES7
12 5 (2.17%) Ruby
13 4 (1.74%) ActionScript 3.0
13 4 (1.74%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 40 (17.39%) Degree
2 4 (1.74%) HND
3 2 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.87%) Master's Degree
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) GDPR
2 1 (0.43%) IEC 62304
2 1 (0.43%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.43%) JTAG
System Software
1 15 (6.52%) Docker
2 10 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.30%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.43%) Ansible
2 1 (0.43%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 52 (22.61%) Microsoft
2 42 (18.26%) Oracle
3 10 (4.35%) Xamarin
4 7 (3.04%) Informatica
4 7 (3.04%) Mashery
4 7 (3.04%) MicroStrategy
4 7 (3.04%) Netezza
4 7 (3.04%) Tableau
4 7 (3.04%) Talend
4 7 (3.04%) TIBCO
5 5 (2.17%) Sybase
6 4 (1.74%) DevExpress
6 4 (1.74%) Infragistics
6 4 (1.74%) SAP
6 4 (1.74%) Telerik
7 3 (1.30%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.43%) Appcelerator
9 1 (0.43%) F5
9 1 (0.43%) IBM