The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 22 38 26
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 122 67 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.12% 5.55% 7.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.47% 5.77% 7.49%
Number of salaries quoted 94 52 58
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +4.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £28,050 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,950 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1440 1162 1108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.87% 96.19% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 956 737 763
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Engineer
Scotland

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 July 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 178 (87.25%) Software Engineering
2 101 (49.51%) C++
3 95 (46.57%) C#
4 92 (45.10%) .NET
5 82 (40.20%) Degree
6 69 (33.82%) Computer Science
7 68 (33.33%) C
8 67 (32.84%) Java
8 67 (32.84%) JavaScript
9 53 (25.98%) HTML
10 52 (25.49%) Linux
11 51 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (23.53%) OO
13 42 (20.59%) SQL
14 41 (20.10%) Mathematics
15 40 (19.61%) CSS
16 39 (19.12%) Unit Testing
17 37 (18.14%) Python
18 35 (17.16%) MVC
19 33 (16.18%) UNIX
19 33 (16.18%) Windows
19 33 (16.18%) ASP.NET
19 33 (16.18%) Automated Testing
20 30 (14.71%) Perl
21 29 (14.22%) ASP.NET MVC
22 28 (13.73%) XML
23 26 (12.75%) SQL Server
23 26 (12.75%) Subversion
24 25 (12.25%) jQuery
24 25 (12.25%) .NET Framework

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (6.86%) SharePoint
1 14 (6.86%) Apache
2 12 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.41%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (4.41%) Node.js
4 8 (3.92%) SAS
5 1 (0.49%) CMS
5 1 (0.49%) IIS
5 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.37%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.47%) GitHub
3 3 (1.47%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.84%) Ethernet
1 16 (7.84%) Internet
2 7 (3.43%) HTTP
3 4 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.47%) Intranet
5 1 (0.49%) Firewall
5 1 (0.49%) VPN
5 1 (0.49%) VoIP
5 1 (0.49%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.84%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 10 (4.90%) Big Data
5 9 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (3.43%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.45%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.96%) MySQL
8 4 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (12.75%) Subversion
2 25 (12.25%) Visual Studio
3 14 (6.86%) Git (software)
4 11 (5.39%) Eclipse
5 7 (3.43%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.45%) Ant
6 5 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.45%) Maven
7 4 (1.96%) GCC
7 4 (1.96%) LLVM
8 3 (1.47%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.98%) JIRA
9 2 (0.98%) Selenium
9 2 (0.98%) Hudson
9 2 (0.98%) MSTest
9 2 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.98%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.98%) FishEye
10 1 (0.49%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 18 (8.82%) Electronics
2 8 (3.92%) Banking
3 4 (1.96%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.96%) Finance
3 4 (1.96%) Automotive
4 3 (1.47%) French Language
5 1 (0.49%) Law
5 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.49%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (45.10%) .NET
2 53 (25.98%) HTML
3 40 (19.61%) CSS
4 33 (16.18%) ASP.NET
5 29 (14.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (13.73%) XML
7 25 (12.25%) jQuery
7 25 (12.25%) .NET Framework
8 23 (11.27%) Ajax
9 22 (10.78%) Qt
9 22 (10.78%) Web Services
10 19 (9.31%) HTML5
10 19 (9.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 17 (8.33%) WPF
11 17 (8.33%) OpenGL
12 16 (7.84%) MFC
12 16 (7.84%) STL
12 16 (7.84%) Direct3D
13 13 (6.37%) CSS3
14 12 (5.88%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 69 (33.82%) Computer Science
2 41 (20.10%) Mathematics
3 16 (7.84%) Visualisation
3 16 (7.84%) CUDA
3 16 (7.84%) Physics
3 16 (7.84%) Embedded Systems
4 13 (6.37%) Open Source
5 8 (3.92%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.45%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.45%) Life Science
7 4 (1.96%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (1.96%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.49%) Firmware
8 1 (0.49%) GIS
8 1 (0.49%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.49%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 52 (25.49%) Linux
2 33 (16.18%) UNIX
2 33 (16.18%) Windows
3 7 (3.43%) Android
4 4 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.96%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.98%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.98%) CentOS
5 2 (0.98%) Debian
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (87.25%) Software Engineering
2 51 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (23.53%) OO
4 39 (19.12%) Unit Testing
5 35 (17.16%) MVC
6 33 (16.18%) Automated Testing
7 24 (11.76%) TDD
8 21 (10.29%) Software Testing
8 21 (10.29%) Web Development
9 19 (9.31%) Software Architecture
10 17 (8.33%) Refactoring
10 17 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (8.33%) OOP
11 16 (7.84%) Stress Testing
11 16 (7.84%) Test Automation
11 16 (7.84%) 3D Visualisation
12 14 (6.86%) Business Analysis
13 10 (4.90%) Waterfall
14 9 (4.41%) Scrum
14 9 (4.41%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 101 (49.51%) C++
2 95 (46.57%) C#
3 68 (33.33%) C
4 67 (32.84%) Java
4 67 (32.84%) JavaScript
5 42 (20.59%) SQL
6 37 (18.14%) Python
7 30 (14.71%) Perl
8 18 (8.82%) Ruby
9 16 (7.84%) VC++
10 13 (6.37%) Objective-C
11 11 (5.39%) Fortran
12 10 (4.90%) T-SQL
13 8 (3.92%) CoffeeScript
13 8 (3.92%) PL/SQL
13 8 (3.92%) Lisp
14 5 (2.45%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.96%) Bash Shell
16 3 (1.47%) PHP
17 2 (0.98%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 82 (40.20%) Degree
2 13 (6.37%) Postgraduate
3 8 (3.92%) PhD
4 3 (1.47%) ISEB
5 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.39%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.45%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (9.31%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.86%) Oracle
3 6 (2.94%) Twitter
4 3 (1.47%) Perforce
5 2 (0.98%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.98%) VMware
5 2 (0.98%) Citrix
5 2 (0.98%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.49%) Sage
6 1 (0.49%) JBoss
6 1 (0.49%) Red Gate
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