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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 61 34 49
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 36 79 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.83% 5.70% 4.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.99% 5.96% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 25 52 42
Average salary £35,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £14,820 £25,550 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £45,000 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1206 1325 1364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.66% 95.67% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 820 840 884
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 £32,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,100 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 75 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 50 (66.67%) Java
3 44 (58.67%) Degree
4 33 (44.00%) Computer Science
4 33 (44.00%) Linux
5 31 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (34.67%) JavaScript
7 22 (29.33%) C++
8 21 (28.00%) C#
8 21 (28.00%) .NET
8 21 (28.00%) Web Services
9 20 (26.67%) OO
10 19 (25.33%) RDBMS
10 19 (25.33%) Relational Database
11 16 (21.33%) Python
11 16 (21.33%) HTML
11 16 (21.33%) SQL
11 16 (21.33%) SDLC
12 15 (20.00%) MySQL
12 15 (20.00%) CSS
12 15 (20.00%) SOAP
13 14 (18.67%) Perl
13 14 (18.67%) AngularJS
13 14 (18.67%) Mathematics
13 14 (18.67%) jQuery
14 13 (17.33%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (16.00%) Selenium
15 12 (16.00%) Git (software)
15 12 (16.00%) Jenkins
15 12 (16.00%) Mentoring

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 12 (16.00%) Apache
2 10 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 7 (9.33%) JBoss
4 4 (5.33%) Alfresco
5 3 (4.00%) Node.js
6 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.67%) GitHub
3 4 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.00%) SaaS
5 1 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.33%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.00%) Internet
2 4 (5.33%) Network Security
2 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.67%) HTTP
4 1 (1.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.33%) RDBMS
1 19 (25.33%) Relational Database
2 15 (20.00%) MySQL
3 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
4 8 (10.67%) Big Data
4 8 (10.67%) MongoDB
5 6 (8.00%) NoSQL
5 6 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (5.33%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (5.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (5.33%) NewSQL
6 4 (5.33%) OLAP
6 4 (5.33%) OLTP
6 4 (5.33%) Oracle OLAP
6 4 (5.33%) VoltDB
7 3 (4.00%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.33%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 12 (16.00%) Git (software)
1 12 (16.00%) Jenkins
1 12 (16.00%) Selenium
2 8 (10.67%) Maven
3 5 (6.67%) Ant
3 5 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.33%) Artifactory
4 4 (5.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (4.00%) JUnit
5 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.67%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.67%) Grunt
6 2 (2.67%) Subversion
7 1 (1.33%) JIRA
General
1 8 (10.67%) Finance
1 8 (10.67%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.33%) Banking
3 6 (8.00%) Games
4 3 (4.00%) Military
5 2 (2.67%) Marketing
6 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.33%) Retail
6 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.00%) .NET
1 21 (28.00%) Web Services
2 16 (21.33%) HTML
3 15 (20.00%) CSS
3 15 (20.00%) SOAP
4 14 (18.67%) AngularJS
4 14 (18.67%) jQuery
5 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET
5 12 (16.00%) LAMP
6 10 (13.33%) CGI
6 10 (13.33%) HTML5
6 10 (13.33%) JSP
7 9 (12.00%) Backbone.js
7 9 (12.00%) RESTful
8 8 (10.67%) Servlets
8 8 (10.67%) Spring
9 7 (9.33%) XML
10 6 (8.00%) Ember.js
10 6 (8.00%) Hibernate
10 6 (8.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 33 (44.00%) Computer Science
2 14 (18.67%) Mathematics
3 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.00%) Algorithms
5 4 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (5.33%) Internet of Things
6 3 (4.00%) Data Structures
6 3 (4.00%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.67%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.67%) Device Driver
7 2 (2.67%) Physics
7 2 (2.67%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.33%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.33%) Equities
8 1 (1.33%) GPGPU
8 1 (1.33%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.33%) PACS
8 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (44.00%) Linux
2 11 (14.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (13.33%) Debian
4 9 (12.00%) Windows
5 3 (4.00%) Unix
6 1 (1.33%) Android
6 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 31 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (26.67%) OO
4 16 (21.33%) SDLC
5 13 (17.33%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (16.00%) Mentoring
6 12 (16.00%) Project Management
7 10 (13.33%) MVC
7 10 (13.33%) Scrum
8 8 (10.67%) Automated Testing
8 8 (10.67%) High Availability
8 8 (10.67%) PRINCE2
8 8 (10.67%) Quality Management
9 7 (9.33%) Unit Testing
10 6 (8.00%) SOA
10 6 (8.00%) Web Development
11 5 (6.67%) Document Management
11 5 (6.67%) Regression Testing
11 5 (6.67%) TDD
11 5 (6.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (66.67%) Java
2 26 (34.67%) JavaScript
3 22 (29.33%) C++
4 21 (28.00%) C#
5 16 (21.33%) Python
5 16 (21.33%) SQL
6 14 (18.67%) Perl
7 12 (16.00%) C
8 5 (6.67%) MATLAB
8 5 (6.67%) PHP
9 4 (5.33%) PL/SQL
9 4 (5.33%) VB
10 3 (4.00%) Ruby
11 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.33%) Delphi
12 1 (1.33%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.33%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 44 (58.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) Puppet
2 5 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (12.00%) Oracle
2 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.33%) Vertica
4 3 (4.00%) Minitab
5 1 (1.33%) iManage
5 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.33%) SAP
5 1 (1.33%) Sybase
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + Employee Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + Good Career Benefits Package
Posted: 23 days ago