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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 33 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 82 81 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.84% 5.66% 7.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.21% 5.96% 7.77%
Number of salaries quoted 60 57 72
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £23,000 £25,050
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
1321 1360 1132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.16% 95.10% 97.25%
Number of salaries quoted 885 878 749
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 24 December 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 162 (86.63%) Software Engineering
2 104 (55.61%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (49.20%) .NET
4 72 (38.50%) C#
5 68 (36.36%) Degree
6 67 (35.83%) C++
7 65 (34.76%) Java
8 55 (29.41%) JavaScript
9 54 (28.88%) Computer Science
10 44 (23.53%) SQL
11 41 (21.93%) Windows
12 40 (21.39%) C
13 38 (20.32%) MVC
14 37 (19.79%) ASP.NET
14 37 (19.79%) Mathematics
15 35 (18.72%) Linux
16 33 (17.65%) jQuery
17 32 (17.11%) OO
18 31 (16.58%) SQL Server
18 31 (16.58%) ASP.NET MVC
19 30 (16.04%) Ajax
20 29 (15.51%) UNIX
20 29 (15.51%) TDD
21 28 (14.97%) OOP
22 26 (13.90%) .NET Framework
23 25 (13.37%) Python
23 25 (13.37%) E-Commerce
23 25 (13.37%) NHibernate
24 24 (12.83%) Visual Studio
25 23 (12.30%) Subversion

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (2.14%) Apache
1 4 (2.14%) SAS
2 3 (1.60%) CICS
2 3 (1.60%) IIS
2 3 (1.60%) JBoss
2 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.07%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.07%) CMS
4 1 (0.53%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.07%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (10.70%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.14%) SaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.56%) Ethernet
2 6 (3.21%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.14%) HTTP
4 3 (1.60%) Internet
5 2 (1.07%) SMTP
5 2 (1.07%) SNMP
6 1 (0.53%) CTI
6 1 (0.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.81%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.67%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.14%) MySQL
6 3 (1.60%) Big Data
6 3 (1.60%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.07%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.07%) VoltDB
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (12.83%) Visual Studio
2 23 (12.30%) Subversion
3 14 (7.49%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.67%) Selenium
4 5 (2.67%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.14%) GCC
6 3 (1.60%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.60%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.60%) LLVM
7 2 (1.07%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.07%) Maven
8 1 (0.53%) JIRA
8 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.53%) NUnit
8 1 (0.53%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.53%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.53%) MSTest
8 1 (0.53%) FogBugz
8 1 (0.53%) Emacs
General
1 18 (9.63%) Electronics
2 16 (8.56%) Finance
3 12 (6.42%) Banking
4 4 (2.14%) French Language
5 3 (1.60%) Retail
5 3 (1.60%) Law
6 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.07%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (49.20%) .NET
2 37 (19.79%) ASP.NET
3 33 (17.65%) jQuery
4 31 (16.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 30 (16.04%) Ajax
6 26 (13.90%) .NET Framework
7 25 (13.37%) NHibernate
8 23 (12.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 20 (10.70%) WPF
9 20 (10.70%) HTML
10 19 (10.16%) CSS
10 19 (10.16%) OpenGL
10 19 (10.16%) Qt
11 16 (8.56%) Direct3D
11 16 (8.56%) MFC
11 16 (8.56%) STL
12 12 (6.42%) XML
12 12 (6.42%) Spring
13 7 (3.74%) WinForms
14 6 (3.21%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 54 (28.88%) Computer Science
2 37 (19.79%) Mathematics
3 22 (11.76%) Cryptography
4 17 (9.09%) Visualisation
5 16 (8.56%) CUDA
6 15 (8.02%) Open Source
7 13 (6.95%) Physics
8 10 (5.35%) Mobile App
9 7 (3.74%) Equities
9 7 (3.74%) Hedge funds
10 6 (3.21%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (3.21%) Algorithms
11 4 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (2.14%) Artificial Intelligence
11 4 (2.14%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.60%) Mainframe
12 3 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (1.07%) N-Tier
14 1 (0.53%) VHDL
14 1 (0.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 41 (21.93%) Windows
2 35 (18.72%) Linux
3 29 (15.51%) UNIX
4 13 (6.95%) Android
5 5 (2.67%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.60%) zOS
6 3 (1.60%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.07%) CentOS
7 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (86.63%) Software Engineering
2 104 (55.61%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (20.32%) MVC
4 32 (17.11%) OO
5 29 (15.51%) TDD
6 28 (14.97%) OOP
7 25 (13.37%) E-Commerce
8 20 (10.70%) Unit Testing
9 17 (9.09%) Software Architecture
10 16 (8.56%) Waterfall
10 16 (8.56%) 3D Visualisation
10 16 (8.56%) Linear Algebra
11 14 (7.49%) Scrum
12 11 (5.88%) Automated Testing
12 11 (5.88%) Software Testing
12 11 (5.88%) Multithreading
13 10 (5.35%) Mentoring
14 8 (4.28%) Analytics
14 8 (4.28%) Regression Testing
15 7 (3.74%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 72 (38.50%) C#
2 67 (35.83%) C++
3 65 (34.76%) Java
4 55 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 44 (23.53%) SQL
6 40 (21.39%) C
7 25 (13.37%) Python
8 16 (8.56%) T-SQL
8 16 (8.56%) Perl
8 16 (8.56%) VC++
9 10 (5.35%) Ruby
10 9 (4.81%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.67%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.67%) PHP
11 5 (2.67%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.14%) Assembly Language
12 4 (2.14%) Lisp
13 3 (1.60%) JCL
14 2 (1.07%) Fortran
14 2 (1.07%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 68 (36.36%) Degree
2 5 (2.67%) PhD
3 3 (1.60%) ISEB
3 3 (1.60%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.07%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.07%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) Firmware
1 1 (0.53%) Docker
1 1 (0.53%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.07%) OpenView
1 2 (1.07%) SCCM
1 2 (1.07%) SCOM
1 2 (1.07%) Puppet
1 2 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.53%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 17 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.49%) Oracle
3 4 (2.14%) Perforce
3 4 (2.14%) Twitter
4 2 (1.07%) VMware
4 2 (1.07%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.07%) HP
5 1 (0.53%) Interwoven
5 1 (0.53%) Avaloq
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