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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 82 88 86
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 13 26 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.00% 1.65% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.74% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 7 17 4
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,400 £47,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
1232 1491 1048
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.70% 94.79% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 758 957 607
Average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 22 May 2015.

Senior Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 29 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (65.52%) .NET
4 16 (55.17%) C#
4 16 (55.17%) jQuery
5 15 (51.72%) MVC
5 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
6 13 (44.83%) ASP.NET
6 13 (44.83%) .NET Framework
6 13 (44.83%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (41.38%) Ajax
8 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (31.03%) Mentoring
9 9 (31.03%) Java
10 8 (27.59%) C++
11 7 (24.14%) TDD
11 7 (24.14%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (20.69%) Entity Framework
12 6 (20.69%) NHibernate
12 6 (20.69%) Cryptography
12 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (20.69%) SQL
12 6 (20.69%) Linux
13 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
13 5 (17.24%) Web Development
13 5 (17.24%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4 (13.79%) Degree
14 4 (13.79%) Pair Programming

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (6.90%) Apache
1 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (24.14%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (17.24%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (6.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.90%) GCC
2 2 (6.90%) Clang
General
1 3 (10.34%) Automotive
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (65.52%) .NET
2 16 (55.17%) jQuery
3 13 (44.83%) ASP.NET
3 13 (44.83%) .NET Framework
4 12 (41.38%) Ajax
5 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (20.69%) Entity Framework
6 6 (20.69%) NHibernate
7 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (10.34%) WCF
8 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (6.90%) REST
9 2 (6.90%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (6.90%) Qt
9 2 (6.90%) Servlets
9 2 (6.90%) SOAP
9 2 (6.90%) Web Services
9 2 (6.90%) OpenGL
9 2 (6.90%) DirectX
10 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Cryptography
2 3 (10.34%) Telematics
2 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) UNIX
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (51.72%) MVC
4 9 (31.03%) Mentoring
5 7 (24.14%) TDD
6 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
7 5 (17.24%) Web Development
8 4 (13.79%) Pair Programming
9 2 (6.90%) Software Architecture
9 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Migration
9 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Scrum
9 2 (6.90%) SOA
9 2 (6.90%) OO
10 1 (3.45%) Project Management
10 1 (3.45%) Extreme Programming
10 1 (3.45%) Multithreading
10 1 (3.45%) Garbage Collection
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) C#
2 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
3 9 (31.03%) Java
4 8 (27.59%) C++
5 6 (20.69%) SQL
6 3 (10.34%) C
7 2 (6.90%) PHP
7 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
7 2 (6.90%) Python
8 1 (3.45%) Tcl
8 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Avaloq
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