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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 37 40 42
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 78 74 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.63% 4.74% 4.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.93% 4.93% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 50 48 35
Average salary £38,500 £39,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.28% +14.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,950 £30,875 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
1315 1501 1069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.95% 96.16% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 795 961 657
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 1 April 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

1 140 (89.74%) Software Engineering
2 100 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (57.05%) .NET
4 63 (40.38%) C#
5 60 (38.46%) JavaScript
5 60 (38.46%) Degree
6 57 (36.54%) Java
7 56 (35.90%) Computer Science
8 45 (28.85%) Windows
9 44 (28.21%) jQuery
10 43 (27.56%) C++
11 42 (26.92%) MVC
12 39 (25.00%) ASP.NET
13 37 (23.72%) TDD
14 36 (23.08%) SQL
15 32 (20.51%) .NET Framework
16 31 (19.87%) UNIX
17 30 (19.23%) Mathematics
18 29 (18.59%) Ajax
18 29 (18.59%) Qt
19 27 (17.31%) OOP
19 27 (17.31%) WPF
20 26 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
21 25 (16.03%) NHibernate
22 24 (15.38%) OO
23 23 (14.74%) C
23 23 (14.74%) OpenGL
23 23 (14.74%) Entity Framework
24 22 (14.10%) SQL Server
24 22 (14.10%) Subversion

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 5 (3.21%) ArcGIS
2 4 (2.56%) SAS
2 4 (2.56%) IIS
3 3 (1.92%) JBoss
3 3 (1.92%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.64%) Apache
4 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (8.97%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (10.26%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (5.77%) SaaS
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.90%) Ethernet
2 3 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.64%) CTI
3 1 (0.64%) Internet
3 1 (0.64%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (0.64%) SNMP
3 1 (0.64%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.49%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.21%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.92%) MySQL
5 2 (1.28%) Big Data
6 1 (0.64%) VoltDB
6 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (14.10%) Subversion
2 18 (11.54%) Visual Studio
3 9 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.13%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.21%) Clang
5 5 (3.21%) GCC
5 5 (3.21%) Selenium
6 3 (1.92%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.92%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.64%) NUnit
7 1 (0.64%) Maven
7 1 (0.64%) JUnit
7 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.64%) Emacs
7 1 (0.64%) Mercurial
General
1 18 (11.54%) Electronics
2 9 (5.77%) Finance
2 9 (5.77%) Banking
3 4 (2.56%) Automotive
4 2 (1.28%) Retail
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
5 1 (0.64%) Avionics
5 1 (0.64%) Games
5 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (57.05%) .NET
2 44 (28.21%) jQuery
3 39 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 32 (20.51%) .NET Framework
5 29 (18.59%) Ajax
5 29 (18.59%) Qt
6 27 (17.31%) WPF
7 26 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (16.03%) NHibernate
9 23 (14.74%) Entity Framework
9 23 (14.74%) OpenGL
10 21 (13.46%) HTML
11 20 (12.82%) CSS
12 17 (10.90%) MFC
12 17 (10.90%) STL
12 17 (10.90%) Direct3D
13 12 (7.69%) Spring
14 7 (4.49%) Hibernate
14 7 (4.49%) Java SE
14 7 (4.49%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 56 (35.90%) Computer Science
2 30 (19.23%) Mathematics
3 18 (11.54%) Visualisation
4 17 (10.90%) CUDA
4 17 (10.90%) Cryptography
5 12 (7.69%) Physics
6 8 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (4.49%) GIS
7 7 (4.49%) Open Source
8 5 (3.21%) Hedge funds
8 5 (3.21%) Mobile App
8 5 (3.21%) Equities
9 4 (2.56%) N-Tier
9 4 (2.56%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (2.56%) Telematics
10 3 (1.92%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.64%) Life Science
12 1 (0.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.64%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 45 (28.85%) Windows
2 31 (19.87%) UNIX
3 17 (10.90%) Android
3 17 (10.90%) Apple iOS
4 13 (8.33%) Linux
5 7 (4.49%) Mac OS X
5 7 (4.49%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.64%) CentOS
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (89.74%) Software Engineering
2 100 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (26.92%) MVC
4 37 (23.72%) TDD
5 27 (17.31%) OOP
6 24 (15.38%) OO
7 20 (12.82%) Unit Testing
8 19 (12.18%) Scrum
8 19 (12.18%) Software Architecture
9 17 (10.90%) Waterfall
9 17 (10.90%) 3D Visualisation
9 17 (10.90%) Linear Algebra
10 16 (10.26%) E-Commerce
11 13 (8.33%) Software Testing
12 12 (7.69%) Mentoring
13 9 (5.77%) Regression Testing
14 8 (5.13%) Web Development
15 7 (4.49%) Multithreading
16 6 (3.85%) Time Management
17 5 (3.21%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 63 (40.38%) C#
2 60 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 57 (36.54%) Java
4 43 (27.56%) C++
5 36 (23.08%) SQL
6 23 (14.74%) C
7 17 (10.90%) T-SQL
7 17 (10.90%) VC++
8 13 (8.33%) Python
9 8 (5.13%) PL/SQL
10 7 (4.49%) Perl
11 5 (3.21%) PHP
12 4 (2.56%) Lisp
12 4 (2.56%) Ruby
13 3 (1.92%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.28%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.64%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.64%) Smalltalk
15 1 (0.64%) Tcl
15 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (38.46%) Degree
2 4 (2.56%) PhD
3 2 (1.28%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.28%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.64%) ISEB
4 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.64%) DO-254
System Software
1 3 (1.92%) Docker
2 1 (0.64%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.92%) Puppet
1 3 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.64%) OpenView
2 1 (0.64%) SCCM
2 1 (0.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.49%) Xamarin
3 6 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (0.64%) HP
4 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.64%) Hyland
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