The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 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
Software Engineer
Rank 28 38 31
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 103 62 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.87% 5.08% 6.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.16% 5.34% 6.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85 43 57
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,800 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

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

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

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 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 Software Engineer in their job title.

1 179 (85.65%) Software Engineering
2 109 (52.15%) C++
3 92 (44.02%) C#
4 89 (42.58%) .NET
5 86 (41.15%) Degree
6 75 (35.89%) C
7 74 (35.41%) Computer Science
8 69 (33.01%) Java
9 63 (30.14%) JavaScript
10 59 (28.23%) Linux
11 52 (24.88%) HTML
12 50 (23.92%) OO
13 49 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
14 44 (21.05%) SQL
15 43 (20.57%) Python
16 41 (19.62%) Mathematics
17 38 (18.18%) Unit Testing
17 38 (18.18%) CSS
18 37 (17.70%) Automated Testing
19 34 (16.27%) Perl
19 34 (16.27%) Windows
20 33 (15.79%) UNIX
21 32 (15.31%) MVC
22 29 (13.88%) SQL Server
22 29 (13.88%) ASP.NET
23 28 (13.40%) XML
24 27 (12.92%) Visual Studio
24 27 (12.92%) Subversion
25 25 (11.96%) Ajax
25 25 (11.96%) ASP.NET MVC

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 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 Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.70%) Apache
2 12 (5.74%) Tomcat
3 10 (4.78%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.83%) SAS
4 8 (3.83%) Node.js
5 5 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.96%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.48%) CMS
7 1 (0.48%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.22%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.44%) SaaS
3 3 (1.44%) GitHub
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.66%) Ethernet
2 15 (7.18%) Internet
3 5 (2.39%) HTTP
4 3 (1.44%) Intranet
4 3 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.48%) Firewall
5 1 (0.48%) CTI
5 1 (0.48%) VPN
5 1 (0.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.88%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.13%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.70%) RDBMS
4 11 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (5.26%) Big Data
5 7 (3.35%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.87%) MySQL
7 5 (2.39%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.48%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 27 (12.92%) Visual Studio
1 27 (12.92%) Subversion
2 17 (8.13%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.78%) Eclipse
4 8 (3.83%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.39%) Maven
6 5 (2.39%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.39%) Ant
7 4 (1.91%) GCC
7 4 (1.91%) LLVM
8 3 (1.44%) JIRA
9 2 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.96%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.96%) Hudson
9 2 (0.96%) FishEye
10 1 (0.48%) VisualWorks
10 1 (0.48%) Selenium
10 1 (0.48%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.48%) MSTest
General
1 19 (9.09%) Electronics
2 8 (3.83%) Banking
3 6 (2.87%) Finance
4 5 (2.39%) French Language
5 4 (1.91%) Automotive
5 4 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.96%) Games
6 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (42.58%) .NET
2 52 (24.88%) HTML
3 38 (18.18%) CSS
4 29 (13.88%) ASP.NET
5 28 (13.40%) XML
6 25 (11.96%) Ajax
6 25 (11.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 24 (11.48%) jQuery
8 22 (10.53%) .NET Framework
8 22 (10.53%) Qt
9 20 (9.57%) Web Services
10 18 (8.61%) HTML5
10 18 (8.61%) OpenGL
11 17 (8.13%) WPF
12 16 (7.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 16 (7.66%) Direct3D
12 16 (7.66%) STL
12 16 (7.66%) MFC
13 13 (6.22%) Servlets
13 13 (6.22%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 74 (35.41%) Computer Science
2 41 (19.62%) Mathematics
3 19 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
4 16 (7.66%) Visualisation
4 16 (7.66%) CUDA
5 15 (7.18%) Physics
6 13 (6.22%) Open Source
7 8 (3.83%) Artificial Intelligence
8 7 (3.35%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.91%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.91%) Life Science
11 3 (1.44%) 3D Graphics
12 2 (0.96%) Firmware
12 2 (0.96%) Cryptography
13 1 (0.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 1 (0.48%) Inversion of Control
13 1 (0.48%) Device Driver
13 1 (0.48%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 59 (28.23%) Linux
2 34 (16.27%) Windows
3 33 (15.79%) UNIX
4 10 (4.78%) Android
5 5 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.44%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.44%) CentOS
6 3 (1.44%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.96%) Debian
8 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (85.65%) Software Engineering
2 50 (23.92%) OO
3 49 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 37 (17.70%) Automated Testing
6 32 (15.31%) MVC
7 23 (11.00%) Software Testing
7 23 (11.00%) TDD
8 20 (9.57%) Web Development
8 20 (9.57%) OOP
9 19 (9.09%) Software Architecture
10 17 (8.13%) Test Automation
11 16 (7.66%) 3D Visualisation
11 16 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (7.66%) Stress Testing
11 16 (7.66%) Refactoring
12 14 (6.70%) Business Analysis
13 13 (6.22%) Scrum
13 13 (6.22%) Waterfall
14 8 (3.83%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 109 (52.15%) C++
2 92 (44.02%) C#
3 75 (35.89%) C
4 69 (33.01%) Java
5 63 (30.14%) JavaScript
6 44 (21.05%) SQL
7 43 (20.57%) Python
8 34 (16.27%) Perl
9 20 (9.57%) Ruby
10 16 (7.66%) VC++
11 13 (6.22%) Objective-C
12 12 (5.74%) Fortran
13 10 (4.78%) T-SQL
14 8 (3.83%) PL/SQL
14 8 (3.83%) Lisp
14 8 (3.83%) CoffeeScript
15 5 (2.39%) Bash Shell
16 4 (1.91%) VB.NET
16 4 (1.91%) PHP
17 3 (1.44%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 86 (41.15%) Degree
2 13 (6.22%) Postgraduate
3 8 (3.83%) PhD
4 4 (1.91%) ISEB
5 3 (1.44%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.22%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.39%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) Puppet
1 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (8.61%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.13%) Oracle
3 7 (3.35%) Twitter
4 5 (2.39%) Perforce
5 3 (1.44%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.96%) JBoss
6 2 (0.96%) VMware
6 2 (0.96%) Citrix
6 2 (0.96%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.48%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.48%) Sage
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