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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 32 43 51
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 73 86 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.35% 5.24% 3.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.62% 5.51% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 50 61 21
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £31,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
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
1300 1562 1055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.24% 95.19% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 796 1000 618
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £61,250 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 4 May 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 130 (89.04%) Software Engineering
2 88 (60.27%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (54.11%) .NET
4 60 (41.10%) C#
4 60 (41.10%) JavaScript
5 57 (39.04%) Java
6 56 (38.36%) Degree
7 55 (37.67%) Computer Science
8 43 (29.45%) C++
9 41 (28.08%) Windows
10 40 (27.40%) jQuery
11 38 (26.03%) MVC
12 37 (25.34%) TDD
13 35 (23.97%) ASP.NET
14 34 (23.29%) SQL
15 30 (20.55%) Mathematics
16 29 (19.86%) Ajax
16 29 (19.86%) Qt
17 28 (19.18%) .NET Framework
17 28 (19.18%) UNIX
18 27 (18.49%) HTML
18 27 (18.49%) OOP
19 26 (17.81%) WPF
20 25 (17.12%) CSS
21 23 (15.75%) C
21 23 (15.75%) OO
21 23 (15.75%) OpenGL
22 22 (15.07%) Subversion
22 22 (15.07%) Scrum
23 21 (14.38%) Android

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (3.42%) ArcGIS
2 4 (2.74%) IIS
3 3 (2.05%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.05%) JBoss
3 3 (2.05%) Apache
3 3 (2.05%) SAS
4 2 (1.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (7.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.85%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (6.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.64%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.37%) Internet
2 2 (1.37%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.68%) CTI
3 1 (0.68%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.16%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.42%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.74%) MySQL
5 3 (2.05%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.37%) Big Data
6 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.68%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 22 (15.07%) Subversion
2 18 (12.33%) Visual Studio
3 11 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (4.79%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.42%) GCC
5 5 (3.42%) Clang
6 3 (2.05%) JUnit
6 3 (2.05%) InstallShield
6 3 (2.05%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.05%) Selenium
7 1 (0.68%) NUnit
7 1 (0.68%) Maven
7 1 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.68%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.68%) Emacs
7 1 (0.68%) QAComplete
7 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (12.33%) Electronics
2 10 (6.85%) Finance
3 9 (6.16%) Banking
4 5 (3.42%) Automotive
5 2 (1.37%) German Language
5 2 (1.37%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (54.11%) .NET
2 40 (27.40%) jQuery
3 35 (23.97%) ASP.NET
4 29 (19.86%) Ajax
4 29 (19.86%) Qt
5 28 (19.18%) .NET Framework
6 27 (18.49%) HTML
7 26 (17.81%) WPF
8 25 (17.12%) CSS
9 23 (15.75%) OpenGL
10 20 (13.70%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (13.01%) NHibernate
12 17 (11.64%) Entity Framework
12 17 (11.64%) Direct3D
12 17 (11.64%) STL
12 17 (11.64%) MFC
13 11 (7.53%) Spring
14 8 (5.48%) Java SE
14 8 (5.48%) Hibernate
15 7 (4.79%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 55 (37.67%) Computer Science
2 30 (20.55%) Mathematics
3 17 (11.64%) CUDA
3 17 (11.64%) Visualisation
4 12 (8.22%) Physics
5 11 (7.53%) Cryptography
6 8 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (5.48%) GIS
7 5 (3.42%) Telematics
8 4 (2.74%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.74%) Open Source
8 4 (2.74%) N-Tier
9 3 (2.05%) Equities
9 3 (2.05%) Artificial Intelligence
9 3 (2.05%) Hedge funds
9 3 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.68%) VHDL
11 1 (0.68%) Verilog
11 1 (0.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 41 (28.08%) Windows
2 28 (19.18%) UNIX
3 21 (14.38%) Android
3 21 (14.38%) Apple iOS
4 16 (10.96%) Linux
5 7 (4.79%) Mac OS X
5 7 (4.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (89.04%) Software Engineering
2 88 (60.27%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (26.03%) MVC
4 37 (25.34%) TDD
5 27 (18.49%) OOP
6 23 (15.75%) OO
7 22 (15.07%) Scrum
8 20 (13.70%) Unit Testing
9 19 (13.01%) Software Architecture
10 18 (12.33%) Waterfall
11 17 (11.64%) 3D Visualisation
11 17 (11.64%) Linear Algebra
12 15 (10.27%) Software Testing
13 14 (9.59%) Mentoring
14 10 (6.85%) E-Commerce
15 8 (5.48%) Web Development
16 7 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
17 6 (4.11%) Time Management
17 6 (4.11%) Regression Testing
18 5 (3.42%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 60 (41.10%) C#
1 60 (41.10%) JavaScript
2 57 (39.04%) Java
3 43 (29.45%) C++
4 34 (23.29%) SQL
5 23 (15.75%) C
6 17 (11.64%) VC++
7 15 (10.27%) T-SQL
8 12 (8.22%) Python
9 10 (6.85%) PL/SQL
10 7 (4.79%) Perl
11 6 (4.11%) PHP
12 3 (2.05%) VB.NET
12 3 (2.05%) Lisp
13 2 (1.37%) Ruby
14 1 (0.68%) XPath
14 1 (0.68%) VBScript
14 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.68%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 56 (38.36%) Degree
2 3 (2.05%) PhD
3 2 (1.37%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.37%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.16%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.68%) DO-254
System Software
1 3 (2.05%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.05%) Puppet
1 3 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (8.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.79%) Xamarin
3 4 (2.74%) Oracle
4 2 (1.37%) Avaloq
5 1 (0.68%) Hyland
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