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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 34 34 38
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 97 76 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.47% 5.34% 4.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.75% 5.58% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 78 59 42
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,300 £54,000 £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
1438 1361 1166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.87% 95.64% 97.57%
Number of salaries quoted 945 870 810
Average salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
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 October 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 186 (84.93%) Software Engineering
2 105 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (47.49%) .NET
4 98 (44.75%) C++
5 91 (41.55%) C#
6 83 (37.90%) Degree
7 70 (31.96%) Java
8 65 (29.68%) JavaScript
9 63 (28.77%) C
9 63 (28.77%) Computer Science
10 58 (26.48%) Linux
11 50 (22.83%) SQL
12 41 (18.72%) Python
13 40 (18.26%) OO
13 40 (18.26%) HTML
14 39 (17.81%) Windows
14 39 (17.81%) MVC
15 37 (16.89%) ASP.NET
15 37 (16.89%) Mathematics
16 34 (15.53%) ASP.NET MVC
16 34 (15.53%) UNIX
17 33 (15.07%) SQL Server
17 33 (15.07%) Ajax
18 32 (14.61%) jQuery
19 31 (14.16%) .NET Framework
19 31 (14.16%) CSS
20 30 (13.70%) Automated Testing
21 29 (13.24%) Unit Testing
21 29 (13.24%) Perl
22 27 (12.33%) TDD

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 13 (5.94%) Apache
2 10 (4.57%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.74%) Node.js
4 5 (2.28%) SAS
5 3 (1.37%) CICS
6 2 (0.91%) CMS
6 2 (0.91%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.91%) JBoss
7 1 (0.46%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.46%) IIS
7 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.37%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.31%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.83%) SaaS
5 3 (1.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.31%) Ethernet
2 13 (5.94%) Internet
3 5 (2.28%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.83%) HTTP
5 3 (1.37%) Intranet
6 2 (0.91%) SNMP
6 2 (0.91%) SMTP
7 1 (0.46%) VoIP
7 1 (0.46%) VPN
7 1 (0.46%) CTI
7 1 (0.46%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.02%) RDBMS
2 11 (5.02%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.11%) Big Data
5 6 (2.74%) MySQL
6 5 (2.28%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.28%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.91%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.91%) VoltDB
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (11.42%) Visual Studio
2 20 (9.13%) Subversion
3 15 (6.85%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.74%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.83%) LLVM
5 4 (1.83%) GCC
5 4 (1.83%) Maven
5 4 (1.83%) Selenium
5 4 (1.83%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.83%) Ant
6 3 (1.37%) Bugzilla
6 3 (1.37%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.91%) MSTest
8 1 (0.46%) FogBugz
8 1 (0.46%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.46%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.46%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.46%) JIRA
General
1 18 (8.22%) Electronics
2 8 (3.65%) Finance
2 8 (3.65%) Banking
3 4 (1.83%) French Language
4 3 (1.37%) Games
4 3 (1.37%) Law
5 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.46%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (47.49%) .NET
2 40 (18.26%) HTML
3 37 (16.89%) ASP.NET
4 34 (15.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 33 (15.07%) Ajax
6 32 (14.61%) jQuery
7 31 (14.16%) .NET Framework
7 31 (14.16%) CSS
8 22 (10.05%) XML
8 22 (10.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 21 (9.59%) NHibernate
10 20 (9.13%) Qt
11 18 (8.22%) OpenGL
11 18 (8.22%) WPF
12 16 (7.31%) STL
12 16 (7.31%) MFC
12 16 (7.31%) Direct3D
13 13 (5.94%) HTML5
13 13 (5.94%) Web Services
14 11 (5.02%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 63 (28.77%) Computer Science
2 37 (16.89%) Mathematics
3 23 (10.50%) Algorithms
4 21 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (8.22%) Cryptography
6 17 (7.76%) Visualisation
7 16 (7.31%) Open Source
7 16 (7.31%) CUDA
8 13 (5.94%) Embedded Systems
9 11 (5.02%) Physics
10 10 (4.57%) Data Structures
11 8 (3.65%) Mobile App
12 5 (2.28%) Artificial Intelligence
13 4 (1.83%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.83%) Life Science
13 4 (1.83%) Hedge funds
13 4 (1.83%) Equities
14 3 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (1.37%) Mainframe
15 2 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (26.48%) Linux
2 39 (17.81%) Windows
3 34 (15.53%) UNIX
4 11 (5.02%) Android
5 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.37%) zOS
6 3 (1.37%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.91%) Debian
7 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.91%) CentOS
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (84.93%) Software Engineering
2 105 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (18.26%) OO
4 39 (17.81%) MVC
5 30 (13.70%) Automated Testing
6 29 (13.24%) Unit Testing
7 27 (12.33%) TDD
8 24 (10.96%) Mentoring
9 22 (10.05%) E-Commerce
10 21 (9.59%) OOP
11 19 (8.68%) Software Testing
12 18 (8.22%) Software Architecture
13 16 (7.31%) Waterfall
13 16 (7.31%) 3D Visualisation
14 15 (6.85%) Web Development
15 13 (5.94%) Test Automation
16 12 (5.48%) Scrum
17 11 (5.02%) Software Deployment
18 10 (4.57%) Stress Testing
19 9 (4.11%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 98 (44.75%) C++
2 91 (41.55%) C#
3 70 (31.96%) Java
4 65 (29.68%) JavaScript
5 63 (28.77%) C
6 50 (22.83%) SQL
7 41 (18.72%) Python
8 29 (13.24%) Perl
9 22 (10.05%) Ruby
10 16 (7.31%) VC++
11 13 (5.94%) T-SQL
12 10 (4.57%) Fortran
13 9 (4.11%) Objective-C
14 6 (2.74%) CoffeeScript
14 6 (2.74%) Bash Shell
14 6 (2.74%) PHP
14 6 (2.74%) PL/SQL
15 5 (2.28%) Lisp
15 5 (2.28%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.83%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 83 (37.90%) Degree
2 9 (4.11%) Postgraduate
3 6 (2.74%) PhD
4 4 (1.83%) ISEB
5 3 (1.37%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.02%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.83%) HDFS
2 2 (0.91%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.91%) OpenView
1 2 (0.91%) SCCM
1 2 (0.91%) SCOM
1 2 (0.91%) Puppet
1 2 (0.91%) Vagrant
1 2 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (10.05%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.31%) Oracle
3 7 (3.20%) Twitter
4 4 (1.83%) Perforce
5 3 (1.37%) VMware
6 2 (0.91%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.91%) HP
7 1 (0.46%) Interwoven
7 1 (0.46%) Avaloq
7 1 (0.46%) Red Gate
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