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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 21 36 29
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 120 68 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.13% 5.63% 6.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.47% 5.87% 7.33%
Number of salaries quoted 92 52 58
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,050 £24,000
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
1417 1159 1092
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.00% 96.02% 94.71%
Number of salaries quoted 932 731 762
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £56,500
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 31 July 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 180 (87.38%) Software Engineering
2 103 (50.00%) C++
3 98 (47.57%) C#
4 94 (45.63%) .NET
5 85 (41.26%) Degree
6 72 (34.95%) Computer Science
7 69 (33.50%) C
8 67 (32.52%) Java
8 67 (32.52%) JavaScript
9 54 (26.21%) HTML
10 53 (25.73%) Linux
11 52 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (22.82%) OO
13 43 (20.87%) SQL
14 42 (20.39%) Mathematics
15 40 (19.42%) CSS
16 39 (18.93%) Unit Testing
17 38 (18.45%) Python
18 36 (17.48%) MVC
19 34 (16.50%) ASP.NET
20 33 (16.02%) UNIX
20 33 (16.02%) Automated Testing
21 32 (15.53%) Windows
22 31 (15.05%) Perl
23 30 (14.56%) ASP.NET MVC
24 28 (13.59%) Subversion
24 28 (13.59%) XML
25 27 (13.11%) SQL Server
25 27 (13.11%) Visual Studio
26 26 (12.62%) .NET Framework

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (6.80%) SharePoint
1 14 (6.80%) Apache
2 12 (5.83%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.37%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (3.88%) SAS
4 8 (3.88%) Node.js
5 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.49%) CMS
5 1 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (4.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.31%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.46%) GitHub
3 3 (1.46%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.77%) Ethernet
2 15 (7.28%) Internet
3 6 (2.91%) HTTP
4 4 (1.94%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.46%) Intranet
6 1 (0.49%) VSAT
6 1 (0.49%) Firewall
6 1 (0.49%) VPN
6 1 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.77%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.83%) RDBMS
4 11 (5.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (4.85%) Big Data
6 7 (3.40%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.43%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.94%) MySQL
8 4 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.97%) 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 28 (13.59%) Subversion
2 27 (13.11%) Visual Studio
3 17 (8.25%) Git (software)
4 11 (5.34%) Eclipse
5 7 (3.40%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.43%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.43%) Maven
6 5 (2.43%) Ant
7 4 (1.94%) GCC
7 4 (1.94%) LLVM
8 2 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.97%) JIRA
8 2 (0.97%) Hudson
8 2 (0.97%) FishEye
9 1 (0.49%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.49%) MSTest
9 1 (0.49%) Selenium
9 1 (0.49%) VisualWorks
9 1 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 18 (8.74%) Electronics
2 8 (3.88%) Banking
3 6 (2.91%) Finance
4 5 (2.43%) French Language
5 4 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.94%) Automotive
6 1 (0.49%) Games
6 1 (0.49%) Law
6 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (45.63%) .NET
2 54 (26.21%) HTML
3 40 (19.42%) CSS
4 34 (16.50%) ASP.NET
5 30 (14.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (13.59%) XML
7 26 (12.62%) .NET Framework
7 26 (12.62%) jQuery
8 24 (11.65%) Ajax
9 22 (10.68%) Qt
10 21 (10.19%) Web Services
11 20 (9.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 19 (9.22%) HTML5
13 17 (8.25%) OpenGL
13 17 (8.25%) WPF
14 16 (7.77%) MFC
14 16 (7.77%) STL
14 16 (7.77%) Direct3D
15 13 (6.31%) CSS3
16 12 (5.83%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 72 (34.95%) Computer Science
2 42 (20.39%) Mathematics
3 17 (8.25%) Physics
4 16 (7.77%) Visualisation
4 16 (7.77%) CUDA
4 16 (7.77%) Embedded Systems
5 13 (6.31%) Open Source
6 8 (3.88%) Artificial Intelligence
7 7 (3.40%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.94%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (1.94%) Life Science
9 4 (1.94%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.49%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.49%) Firmware
10 1 (0.49%) GIS
10 1 (0.49%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 53 (25.73%) Linux
2 33 (16.02%) UNIX
3 32 (15.53%) Windows
4 8 (3.88%) Android
5 4 (1.94%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.97%) Debian
6 2 (0.97%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.97%) CentOS
7 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (87.38%) Software Engineering
2 52 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (22.82%) OO
4 39 (18.93%) Unit Testing
5 36 (17.48%) MVC
6 33 (16.02%) Automated Testing
7 25 (12.14%) TDD
8 22 (10.68%) Software Testing
9 21 (10.19%) Web Development
10 19 (9.22%) Software Architecture
11 17 (8.25%) OOP
11 17 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (8.25%) Refactoring
12 16 (7.77%) Stress Testing
12 16 (7.77%) Test Automation
12 16 (7.77%) 3D Visualisation
13 14 (6.80%) Business Analysis
14 11 (5.34%) Waterfall
14 11 (5.34%) Scrum
15 9 (4.37%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 103 (50.00%) C++
2 98 (47.57%) C#
3 69 (33.50%) C
4 67 (32.52%) Java
4 67 (32.52%) JavaScript
5 43 (20.87%) SQL
6 38 (18.45%) Python
7 31 (15.05%) Perl
8 19 (9.22%) Ruby
9 16 (7.77%) VC++
10 13 (6.31%) Objective-C
11 11 (5.34%) Fortran
12 10 (4.85%) T-SQL
13 8 (3.88%) PL/SQL
13 8 (3.88%) Lisp
13 8 (3.88%) CoffeeScript
14 5 (2.43%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.94%) VB.NET
16 3 (1.46%) PHP
17 2 (0.97%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 85 (41.26%) Degree
2 13 (6.31%) Postgraduate
3 8 (3.88%) PhD
4 2 (0.97%) ISEB
5 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.34%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.49%) Puppet
1 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (9.22%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.77%) Oracle
3 6 (2.91%) Twitter
4 5 (2.43%) Perforce
5 2 (0.97%) VMware
5 2 (0.97%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.97%) Citrix
5 2 (0.97%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.49%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.49%) Sage
6 1 (0.49%) JBoss
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Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full benefits package
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