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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 92 97 73
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 13 10 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.95% 0.73% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.77% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 20
Average salary £43,750 £40,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -18.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £34,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -3.33%
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
1285 1300 1138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.86% 95.31% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 848 835 764
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,994 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 36 (97.30%) Software Engineering
2 28 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (70.27%) JavaScript
3 26 (70.27%) .NET
4 25 (67.57%) jQuery
5 24 (64.86%) MVC
6 23 (62.16%) .NET Framework
7 22 (59.46%) NHibernate
7 22 (59.46%) Ajax
7 22 (59.46%) SQL
7 22 (59.46%) ASP.NET
7 22 (59.46%) Microsoft Azure
7 22 (59.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 21 (56.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (56.76%) Amazon EC2
8 21 (56.76%) E-Commerce
8 21 (56.76%) Cryptography
9 13 (35.14%) C#
10 11 (29.73%) T-SQL
11 10 (27.03%) Mentoring
12 9 (24.32%) Java
12 9 (24.32%) TDD
13 6 (16.22%) C++
14 5 (13.51%) WCF
15 4 (10.81%) Pair Programming
15 4 (10.81%) HTML
15 4 (10.81%) OO
15 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
15 4 (10.81%) Web Development
16 3 (8.11%) SaaS

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.70%) Apache
1 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.70%) TeamSite
1 1 (2.70%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (59.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (56.76%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (8.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
1 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) GCC
1 2 (5.41%) Clang
2 1 (2.70%) FogBugz
2 1 (2.70%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (5.41%) Law
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (70.27%) .NET
2 25 (67.57%) jQuery
3 23 (62.16%) .NET Framework
4 22 (59.46%) Ajax
4 22 (59.46%) NHibernate
4 22 (59.46%) ASP.NET
4 22 (59.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 21 (56.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (13.51%) WCF
7 4 (10.81%) HTML
8 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (8.11%) CSS
9 2 (5.41%) Swing
9 2 (5.41%) OpenGL
9 2 (5.41%) DirectX
9 2 (5.41%) JavaFX
9 2 (5.41%) Qt
9 2 (5.41%) Java SE
10 1 (2.70%) Django
10 1 (2.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (56.76%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Telematics
2 1 (2.70%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) UNIX
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (97.30%) Software Engineering
2 28 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (64.86%) MVC
4 21 (56.76%) E-Commerce
5 10 (27.03%) Mentoring
6 9 (24.32%) TDD
7 4 (10.81%) Pair Programming
7 4 (10.81%) Web Development
7 4 (10.81%) OO
8 3 (8.11%) Scrum
9 2 (5.41%) Software Architecture
9 2 (5.41%) OOP
9 2 (5.41%) Migration
9 2 (5.41%) OOD
9 2 (5.41%) SOA
9 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
10 1 (2.70%) Multithreading
10 1 (2.70%) Manual Testing
10 1 (2.70%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 26 (70.27%) JavaScript
2 22 (59.46%) SQL
3 13 (35.14%) C#
4 11 (29.73%) T-SQL
5 9 (24.32%) Java
6 6 (16.22%) C++
7 3 (8.11%) Python
8 1 (2.70%) Ruby
8 1 (2.70%) Perl
8 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
1 1 (2.70%) Vagrant
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Interwoven
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