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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 50 23 39
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 59 119 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.08% 7.66% 5.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.34% 8.02% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 43 93 48
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +11.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,800 £28,350
10% offered a salary of more than £48,700 £45,000 £42,650
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
1360 1484 1130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.05% 95.50% 97.33%
Number of salaries quoted 887 960 687
Average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £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 3 July 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 121 (87.68%) Software Engineering
2 76 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (48.55%) .NET
4 59 (42.75%) Java
4 59 (42.75%) Degree
5 57 (41.30%) JavaScript
5 57 (41.30%) C#
6 55 (39.86%) Computer Science
7 52 (37.68%) C++
8 42 (30.43%) Windows
9 36 (26.09%) TDD
9 36 (26.09%) jQuery
10 32 (23.19%) MVC
10 32 (23.19%) SQL
11 31 (22.46%) ASP.NET
12 29 (21.01%) SDLC
13 27 (19.57%) Scrum
14 26 (18.84%) Linux
14 26 (18.84%) Mathematics
15 25 (18.12%) OOP
15 25 (18.12%) HTML
15 25 (18.12%) C
15 25 (18.12%) Ajax
16 24 (17.39%) .NET Framework
16 24 (17.39%) Qt
17 22 (15.94%) Android
17 22 (15.94%) Unit Testing
18 21 (15.22%) Subversion
18 21 (15.22%) CSS
19 20 (14.49%) WPF

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 5 (3.62%) Apache
1 5 (3.62%) ArcGIS
2 4 (2.90%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.90%) JBoss
3 3 (2.17%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.17%) SAS
4 1 (0.72%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (6.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.07%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.04%) Ethernet
2 4 (2.90%) Internet
3 3 (2.17%) CTI
4 1 (0.72%) Software-Defined Radio
4 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.25%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.35%) MySQL
4 5 (3.62%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.90%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (15.22%) Subversion
2 18 (13.04%) Visual Studio
3 8 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.07%) JUnit
5 4 (2.90%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.17%) GCC
6 3 (2.17%) Clang
7 2 (1.45%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (1.45%) Selenium
7 2 (1.45%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.72%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.72%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.72%) Emacs
8 1 (0.72%) QAComplete
8 1 (0.72%) VectorCAST
8 1 (0.72%) jEdit
General
1 19 (13.77%) Electronics
2 9 (6.52%) Finance
3 8 (5.80%) Banking
4 4 (2.90%) Automotive
5 3 (2.17%) Avionics
6 2 (1.45%) Military
6 2 (1.45%) Marketing
6 2 (1.45%) German Language
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (48.55%) .NET
2 36 (26.09%) jQuery
3 31 (22.46%) ASP.NET
4 25 (18.12%) HTML
4 25 (18.12%) Ajax
5 24 (17.39%) .NET Framework
5 24 (17.39%) Qt
6 21 (15.22%) CSS
7 20 (14.49%) WPF
8 18 (13.04%) MFC
8 18 (13.04%) STL
9 17 (12.32%) OpenGL
9 17 (12.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (11.59%) NHibernate
11 14 (10.14%) Entity Framework
12 13 (9.42%) Direct3D
13 12 (8.70%) Java SE
14 9 (6.52%) Web Services
15 8 (5.80%) Spring
16 7 (5.07%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 55 (39.86%) Computer Science
2 26 (18.84%) Mathematics
3 19 (13.77%) Visualisation
4 13 (9.42%) CUDA
5 12 (8.70%) GIS
6 10 (7.25%) Algorithms
7 8 (5.80%) Cryptography
7 8 (5.80%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (5.07%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (4.35%) Physics
10 4 (2.90%) Telematics
11 3 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (2.17%) Artificial Intelligence
12 2 (1.45%) Grid Computing
12 2 (1.45%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.72%) Life Science
13 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.72%) VHDL
13 1 (0.72%) Verilog
13 1 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 42 (30.43%) Windows
2 26 (18.84%) Linux
3 22 (15.94%) Android
4 18 (13.04%) Apple iOS
4 18 (13.04%) UNIX
5 7 (5.07%) Windows Phone
5 7 (5.07%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.72%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (87.68%) Software Engineering
2 76 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (26.09%) TDD
4 32 (23.19%) MVC
5 29 (21.01%) SDLC
6 27 (19.57%) Scrum
7 25 (18.12%) OOP
8 22 (15.94%) Unit Testing
9 20 (14.49%) Software Architecture
9 20 (14.49%) Waterfall
10 18 (13.04%) 3D Visualisation
10 18 (13.04%) Linear Algebra
10 18 (13.04%) OO
11 16 (11.59%) Software Testing
12 12 (8.70%) Mentoring
13 11 (7.97%) OOD
14 7 (5.07%) E-Commerce
14 7 (5.07%) OOA/OOD
14 7 (5.07%) UML
15 6 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (42.75%) Java
2 57 (41.30%) JavaScript
2 57 (41.30%) C#
3 52 (37.68%) C++
4 32 (23.19%) SQL
5 25 (18.12%) C
6 18 (13.04%) VC++
7 17 (12.32%) Python
8 12 (8.70%) T-SQL
9 8 (5.80%) Perl
10 7 (5.07%) PHP
11 6 (4.35%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.17%) VB
12 3 (2.17%) Lisp
13 2 (1.45%) VBScript
13 2 (1.45%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.72%) Ruby
14 1 (0.72%) XPath
14 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (42.75%) Degree
2 3 (2.17%) PhD
3 1 (0.72%) ISEB
3 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.25%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.72%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) Docker
1 1 (0.72%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) Puppet
1 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (7.97%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.80%) Oracle
3 7 (5.07%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.45%) Avaloq
5 1 (0.72%) Wind River
5 1 (0.72%) Hyland
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