Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £39,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 92 123
Rank change year-on-year +31 +31 -79
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 224 133 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.95% 2.55% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.11% 2.66% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 174 87 101
Scotland median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% -9.64% +9.21%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £51,775 £58,750 £63,750
UK median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%

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 5454 4995 6058
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 95.93% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3495 3103 3893
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,738 £27,025 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +26 102 £40,000 - 4
Glasgow +3 77 £37,500 - 1
Orkney Islands - 13 £40,000 -
Dundee 0 9 £37,500 -9.64% 2
Fife +3 8 £35,500 +9.23%
West Lothian -6 7 £33,500 -11.84% 2
Aberdeen - 7 £35,000 -
Highlands - 1 £55,000 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £27,500 -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 135 (60.27%) C#
2 116 (51.79%) .NET
3 100 (44.64%) Java
4 95 (42.41%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (38.84%) SQL Server
6 74 (33.04%) JavaScript
7 63 (28.13%) HTML
7 63 (28.13%) SQL
8 57 (25.45%) MVC
9 54 (24.11%) TDD
10 53 (23.66%) CSS
11 49 (21.88%) Software Engineering
12 48 (21.43%) Degree
12 48 (21.43%) ASP.NET
13 43 (19.20%) Scrum
14 41 (18.30%) OO
15 40 (17.86%) Microsoft
15 40 (17.86%) Finance
16 39 (17.41%) Git (software)
17 34 (15.18%) Spring
17 34 (15.18%) SDLC
18 32 (14.29%) AngularJS
18 32 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
18 32 (14.29%) C++
19 31 (13.84%) Python
20 30 (13.39%) Windows
20 30 (13.39%) Computer Science
20 30 (13.39%) Mentoring
21 29 (12.95%) Relational Database
22 28 (12.50%) .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 5 (2.23%) Cloud Foundry
1 5 (2.23%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.34%) JBoss
4 1 (0.45%) Apache
4 1 (0.45%) CMS
4 1 (0.45%) IIS
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.45%) Tornado
Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.45%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (7.14%) GitHub
4 13 (5.80%) SaaS
5 4 (1.79%) iTunes
6 3 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.45%) Slack
8 1 (0.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.68%) Internet
2 4 (1.79%) SSH
2 4 (1.79%) SSL
3 3 (1.34%) HTTP
4 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (38.84%) SQL Server
2 29 (12.95%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.36%) MongoDB
4 11 (4.91%) MySQL
5 9 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.13%) Big Data
6 7 (3.13%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.68%) Blockchain
7 6 (2.68%) CouchDB
7 6 (2.68%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.68%) Neo4j
8 5 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.79%) Redis
10 3 (1.34%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.89%) DocumentDB
11 2 (0.89%) MS Access
11 2 (0.89%) Spatial Data
11 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (17.41%) Git (software)
2 24 (10.71%) Visual Studio
3 22 (9.82%) NUnit
4 21 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (7.14%) Selenium
6 13 (5.80%) Moq
7 12 (5.36%) JUnit
7 12 (5.36%) Spock
8 7 (3.13%) Rhino Mocks
9 5 (2.23%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.79%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.79%) Subversion
11 3 (1.34%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.34%) Maven
11 3 (1.34%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.89%) Gradle
12 2 (0.89%) Hudson
13 1 (0.45%) Clang
13 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.45%) GDB
General
1 40 (17.86%) Finance
2 13 (5.80%) Financial Institution
2 13 (5.80%) Games
3 12 (5.36%) Marketing
4 9 (4.02%) Advertising
5 8 (3.57%) Banking
6 4 (1.79%) Legal
7 3 (1.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (51.79%) .NET
2 63 (28.13%) HTML
3 53 (23.66%) CSS
4 48 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 34 (15.18%) Spring
6 32 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 32 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 28 (12.50%) .NET Framework
8 25 (11.16%) Entity Framework
9 24 (10.71%) Web Services
10 19 (8.48%) WPF
11 17 (7.59%) ASP.NET Web API
11 17 (7.59%) SOAP
12 16 (7.14%) REST
13 15 (6.70%) Hibernate
14 14 (6.25%) HTML5
14 14 (6.25%) RESTful
15 11 (4.91%) Grails
15 11 (4.91%) jQuery
16 10 (4.46%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.39%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (4.91%) Algorithms
4 8 (3.57%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.68%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.79%) Blog
6 4 (1.79%) iPad
6 4 (1.79%) iPhone
6 4 (1.79%) PlayStation
6 4 (1.79%) Tandem
7 3 (1.34%) Augmented Reality
7 3 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.34%) Fintech
7 3 (1.34%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.34%) Xbox
8 2 (0.89%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.89%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.89%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.39%) Windows
2 15 (6.70%) Android
3 13 (5.80%) Linux
3 13 (5.80%) Unix
4 12 (5.36%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.89%) VxWorks
5 2 (0.89%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.45%) OpenWrt
6 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (42.41%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (25.45%) MVC
3 54 (24.11%) TDD
4 49 (21.88%) Software Engineering
5 43 (19.20%) Scrum
6 41 (18.30%) OO
7 34 (15.18%) SDLC
8 30 (13.39%) Mentoring
9 27 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (8.48%) Mathematics
10 19 (8.48%) Unit Testing
11 18 (8.04%) OOD
12 15 (6.70%) CRM
12 15 (6.70%) Test Automation
13 14 (6.25%) SOA
13 14 (6.25%) SOLID
14 13 (5.80%) Web Development
15 12 (5.36%) Analytics
15 12 (5.36%) Data Modelling
16 11 (4.91%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (60.27%) C#
2 100 (44.64%) Java
3 74 (33.04%) JavaScript
4 63 (28.13%) SQL
5 32 (14.29%) C++
6 31 (13.84%) Python
7 12 (5.36%) C
7 12 (5.36%) Groovy
7 12 (5.36%) VB
7 12 (5.36%) VB.NET
8 11 (4.91%) PHP
8 11 (4.91%) Scala
9 9 (4.02%) Ruby
10 8 (3.57%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.23%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.23%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.79%) ActionScript
12 4 (1.79%) ActionScript 3.0
12 4 (1.79%) Delphi
12 4 (1.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 48 (21.43%) Degree
2 16 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.46%) MCAD
3 10 (4.46%) MCSD
3 10 (4.46%) MCTS
4 9 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.68%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.45%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.48%) QA
2 2 (0.89%) Basel III
System Software
1 6 (2.68%) Firmware
2 4 (1.79%) Docker
2 4 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (4.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.45%) Ansible
3 1 (0.45%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.36%) Oracle
3 4 (1.79%) VMware
4 2 (0.89%) Google
4 2 (0.89%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.45%) Sun
5 1 (0.45%) Zend