The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 85 91 79
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 19 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.27% 0.49% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 0.52% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 18 4 9
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,350 £37,500 £38,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Senior Software Engineer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1438 1161 1133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.93% 95.09% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 946 725 810
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer across the Edinburgh region.

Senior Software Engineer Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Senior Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Senior Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Software Engineer in their job title.

1 37 (82.22%) Software Engineering
2 28 (62.22%) C#
2 28 (62.22%) JavaScript
3 25 (55.56%) HTML
4 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (46.67%) SQL
5 21 (46.67%) .NET
6 20 (44.44%) CSS
7 19 (42.22%) MVC
8 18 (40.00%) Java
8 18 (40.00%) ASP.NET
9 17 (37.78%) Degree
10 16 (35.56%) Computer Science
10 16 (35.56%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (33.33%) .NET Framework
11 15 (33.33%) Ajax
12 14 (31.11%) Linux
12 14 (31.11%) OO
12 14 (31.11%) jQuery
13 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 12 (26.67%) Automated Testing
14 11 (24.44%) C++
14 11 (24.44%) WCF
15 10 (22.22%) Web Development
15 10 (22.22%) Web Services
16 9 (20.00%) XML
16 9 (20.00%) HTML5
16 9 (20.00%) Relational Database
17 8 (17.78%) Refactoring
17 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Senior Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (13.33%) Tomcat
1 6 (13.33%) Apache
2 3 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) Internet
2 3 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (13.33%) RDBMS
2 6 (13.33%) NoSQL
3 5 (11.11%) Big Data
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.67%) Subversion
3 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.22%) JIRA
4 1 (2.22%) FogBugz
4 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
General
1 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
1 4 (8.89%) Automotive
2 1 (2.22%) Law
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (55.56%) HTML
2 21 (46.67%) .NET
3 20 (44.44%) CSS
4 18 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 16 (35.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 15 (33.33%) Ajax
7 14 (31.11%) jQuery
8 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 11 (24.44%) WCF
10 10 (22.22%) Web Services
11 9 (20.00%) XML
11 9 (20.00%) HTML5
12 6 (13.33%) Servlets
13 5 (11.11%) CSS3
14 3 (6.67%) RESTful
14 3 (6.67%) NHibernate
14 3 (6.67%) JSON
14 3 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 3 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (35.56%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.89%) Open Source
3 2 (4.44%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) Linux
2 5 (11.11%) UNIX
3 3 (6.67%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.22%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (82.22%) Software Engineering
2 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (42.22%) MVC
4 14 (31.11%) OO
5 12 (26.67%) Automated Testing
6 10 (22.22%) Web Development
7 8 (17.78%) Refactoring
7 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 6 (13.33%) TDD
9 5 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
9 5 (11.11%) Project Management
9 5 (11.11%) Business Analysis
10 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
11 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
11 3 (6.67%) Release Management
11 3 (6.67%) Web Accessibility
11 3 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
11 3 (6.67%) Dependency Management
11 3 (6.67%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 28 (62.22%) C#
1 28 (62.22%) JavaScript
2 21 (46.67%) SQL
3 18 (40.00%) Java
4 11 (24.44%) C++
5 7 (15.56%) Python
6 6 (13.33%) Perl
6 6 (13.33%) Ruby
7 5 (11.11%) Objective-C
8 4 (8.89%) C
8 4 (8.89%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (37.78%) Degree
2 5 (11.11%) Postgraduate
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Puppet
1 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
1 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Hot Docs
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago