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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 55 25 37
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 54 119 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.64% 8.02% 5.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.87% 8.35% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 41 93 51
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
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
1397 1425 1166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.14% 96.02% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 910 946 736
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 £28,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £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 31 July 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 107 (86.29%) Software Engineering
2 68 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (50.00%) Java
4 55 (44.35%) C++
4 55 (44.35%) Degree
5 53 (42.74%) Computer Science
6 50 (40.32%) .NET
7 47 (37.90%) C#
8 43 (34.68%) JavaScript
9 41 (33.06%) Windows
10 32 (25.81%) Linux
11 29 (23.39%) TDD
12 28 (22.58%) Scrum
13 27 (21.77%) SQL
14 26 (20.97%) SDLC
15 24 (19.35%) C
15 24 (19.35%) Mathematics
15 24 (19.35%) jQuery
15 24 (19.35%) Android
16 23 (18.55%) HTML
17 22 (17.74%) OOP
17 22 (17.74%) MVC
18 20 (16.13%) Python
18 20 (16.13%) Qt
18 20 (16.13%) Unit Testing
19 19 (15.32%) Waterfall
19 19 (15.32%) Apple iOS
19 19 (15.32%) ASP.NET
19 19 (15.32%) CSS
19 19 (15.32%) Subversion

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (4.84%) Apache
2 5 (4.03%) ArcGIS
3 4 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.23%) JBoss
4 3 (2.42%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.42%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (4.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.23%) SaaS
3 3 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.71%) Ethernet
2 4 (3.23%) Internet
3 3 (2.42%) CTI
4 1 (0.81%) Wireless
4 1 (0.81%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.26%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.84%) MySQL
4 4 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.23%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (15.32%) Subversion
2 17 (13.71%) Visual Studio
3 10 (8.06%) JUnit
4 7 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.42%) Clang
5 3 (2.42%) GCC
5 3 (2.42%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.61%) Selenium
6 2 (1.61%) TestComplete
6 2 (1.61%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.81%) jEdit
7 1 (0.81%) Emacs
7 1 (0.81%) QAComplete
7 1 (0.81%) VectorCAST
7 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.81%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.81%) JIRA
General
1 17 (13.71%) Electronics
2 8 (6.45%) Finance
2 8 (6.45%) Banking
3 4 (3.23%) Automotive
4 3 (2.42%) Avionics
5 2 (1.61%) Military
5 2 (1.61%) Marketing
5 2 (1.61%) German Language
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (40.32%) .NET
2 24 (19.35%) jQuery
3 23 (18.55%) HTML
4 20 (16.13%) Qt
5 19 (15.32%) ASP.NET
5 19 (15.32%) CSS
6 17 (13.71%) MFC
6 17 (13.71%) STL
6 17 (13.71%) Ajax
7 16 (12.90%) WPF
8 15 (12.10%) .NET Framework
8 15 (12.10%) Java SE
9 13 (10.48%) OpenGL
10 12 (9.68%) Web Services
11 10 (8.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (7.26%) HTML5
12 9 (7.26%) Direct3D
12 9 (7.26%) WinForms
13 8 (6.45%) Spring
14 7 (5.65%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 53 (42.74%) Computer Science
2 24 (19.35%) Mathematics
3 18 (14.52%) Visualisation
4 16 (12.90%) Algorithms
5 15 (12.10%) GIS
6 12 (9.68%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (7.26%) CUDA
8 7 (5.65%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (4.03%) Physics
10 4 (3.23%) Telematics
11 3 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (2.42%) Artificial Intelligence
12 2 (1.61%) Grid Computing
12 2 (1.61%) Data Structures
12 2 (1.61%) Cryptography
13 1 (0.81%) Life Science
13 1 (0.81%) VHDL
13 1 (0.81%) Verilog
13 1 (0.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 41 (33.06%) Windows
2 32 (25.81%) Linux
3 24 (19.35%) Android
4 19 (15.32%) Apple iOS
5 14 (11.29%) UNIX
6 7 (5.65%) Windows Phone
6 7 (5.65%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.81%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (86.29%) Software Engineering
2 68 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (23.39%) TDD
4 28 (22.58%) Scrum
5 26 (20.97%) SDLC
6 22 (17.74%) MVC
6 22 (17.74%) OOP
7 20 (16.13%) Unit Testing
8 19 (15.32%) Waterfall
9 17 (13.71%) Software Architecture
9 17 (13.71%) 3D Visualisation
9 17 (13.71%) Linear Algebra
9 17 (13.71%) Software Testing
10 15 (12.10%) OO
11 13 (10.48%) OOD
12 10 (8.06%) UML
13 9 (7.26%) OOA/OOD
13 9 (7.26%) Mentoring
14 8 (6.45%) API Design
14 8 (6.45%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (50.00%) Java
2 55 (44.35%) C++
3 47 (37.90%) C#
4 43 (34.68%) JavaScript
5 27 (21.77%) SQL
6 24 (19.35%) C
7 20 (16.13%) Python
8 17 (13.71%) VC++
9 8 (6.45%) Perl
10 6 (4.84%) PHP
10 6 (4.84%) PL/SQL
10 6 (4.84%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.42%) VB
11 3 (2.42%) Lisp
12 2 (1.61%) VBScript
12 2 (1.61%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.61%) Ruby
12 2 (1.61%) Tcl
13 1 (0.81%) XPath
13 1 (0.81%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 55 (44.35%) Degree
2 3 (2.42%) PhD
3 1 (0.81%) ISEB
3 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.87%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.81%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Firmware
1 1 (0.81%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (6.45%) Oracle
2 7 (5.65%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.65%) Xamarin
3 2 (1.61%) Avaloq
4 1 (0.81%) Wind River
4 1 (0.81%) Hyland
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