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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 90 86 89
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 23 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.52% 1.13% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 1.18% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 19 11 6
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +6.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,900 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
1452 1267 1201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.90% 95.12% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 957 815 858
Average salary £40,750 £42,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.55% +5.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 September 2014.

Senior Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 39 (82.98%) Software Engineering
2 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (68.09%) JavaScript
4 28 (59.57%) SQL
4 28 (59.57%) .NET
5 26 (55.32%) C#
5 26 (55.32%) MVC
6 25 (53.19%) ASP.NET
7 23 (48.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (46.81%) Ajax
8 22 (46.81%) .NET Framework
8 22 (46.81%) jQuery
8 22 (46.81%) HTML
9 20 (42.55%) Mentoring
10 19 (40.43%) CSS
11 16 (34.04%) Java
12 14 (29.79%) E-Commerce
13 13 (27.66%) OO
13 13 (27.66%) WCF
14 12 (25.53%) Degree
14 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Azure
15 11 (23.40%) Computer Science
15 11 (23.40%) NHibernate
15 11 (23.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 11 (23.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 10 (21.28%) Amazon EC2
16 10 (21.28%) Linux
16 10 (21.28%) Automated Testing
17 9 (19.15%) Cryptography
17 9 (19.15%) C++

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 5 (10.64%) Apache
1 5 (10.64%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.13%) TeamSite
3 1 (2.13%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (21.28%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (10.64%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) NoSQL
2 5 (10.64%) Big Data
3 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.13%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) FogBugz
General
1 3 (6.38%) Law
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Automotive
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (59.57%) .NET
2 25 (53.19%) ASP.NET
3 23 (48.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (46.81%) jQuery
4 22 (46.81%) .NET Framework
4 22 (46.81%) HTML
4 22 (46.81%) Ajax
5 19 (40.43%) CSS
6 13 (27.66%) WCF
7 11 (23.40%) NHibernate
7 11 (23.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 11 (23.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 6 (12.77%) HTML5
9 5 (10.64%) Servlets
9 5 (10.64%) Web Services
9 5 (10.64%) XML
9 5 (10.64%) CSS3
10 3 (6.38%) J2EE
11 2 (4.26%) Swing
11 2 (4.26%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Computer Science
2 9 (19.15%) Cryptography
3 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.64%) Data Structures
3 5 (10.64%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.26%) Open Source
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Linux
2 5 (10.64%) UNIX
3 1 (2.13%) Android
3 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (82.98%) Software Engineering
2 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (55.32%) MVC
4 20 (42.55%) Mentoring
5 14 (29.79%) E-Commerce
6 13 (27.66%) OO
7 10 (21.28%) Automated Testing
8 8 (17.02%) Web Development
8 8 (17.02%) TDD
9 5 (10.64%) Business Analysis
9 5 (10.64%) Refactoring
9 5 (10.64%) Statistical Analysis
9 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.51%) Pair Programming
10 4 (8.51%) OOD
11 3 (6.38%) Scrum
12 2 (4.26%) Software Testing
12 2 (4.26%) SOA
12 2 (4.26%) OOP
12 2 (4.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (68.09%) JavaScript
2 28 (59.57%) SQL
3 26 (55.32%) C#
4 16 (34.04%) Java
5 9 (19.15%) C++
6 7 (14.89%) T-SQL
6 7 (14.89%) Python
7 6 (12.77%) Ruby
7 6 (12.77%) Perl
8 5 (10.64%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Degree
2 5 (10.64%) Postgraduate
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Puppet
1 2 (4.26%) Vagrant
1 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.13%) Interwoven
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