Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £33,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Lothian during the 6 months to 23 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
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 10 17
Rank change year-on-year -11 +7 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 7 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 7.87% 12.05% 6.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.95% 12.35% 7.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 8
West Lothian median annual salary £33,500 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.84% +8.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £22,750 £32,350 £30,525
90th Percentile £54,000 £42,575 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +2.67% -9.64% +9.21%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian. 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
West Lothian
Permanent vacancies in West Lothian with a recognized job title 88 81 141
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.88% 97.59% 92.76%
Number of salaries quoted 52 68 90
West Lothian median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,250 £26,025
90th Percentile £51,125 £46,825 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Lothian.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in West Lothian

Software Developer
Salary Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in West Lothian.

Salary trend for Software Developer in West Lothian

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in West Lothian

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in West Lothian over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in West Lothian

Software Developer
Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the West Lothian region over the 6 months to 23 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
Livingston -6 6 £33,500 -16.25%
Software Developer
Scotland

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Lothian region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) MVC
3 4 (57.14%) Delphi
3 4 (57.14%) VB
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (42.86%) WPF
4 3 (42.86%) VB6
4 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (28.57%) OO
5 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (28.57%) SDLC
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (14.29%) Julia
6 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (14.29%) HTML5
6 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) RESTful
6 1 (14.29%) WCF
6 1 (14.29%) jQuery
6 1 (14.29%) OOD

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (42.86%) WPF
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
5 1 (14.29%) HTML
5 1 (14.29%) HTML5
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) RESTful
5 1 (14.29%) WCF
5 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) Delphi
2 4 (57.14%) VB
3 3 (42.86%) VB6
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) Julia
4 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft