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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 37 37 24
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 74 74 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.49% 5.39% 7.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.84% 5.65% 8.16%
Number of salaries quoted 53 49 80
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £23,000 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
1268 1309 1127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.00% 95.41% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 833 842 746
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 29 January 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 157 (90.75%) Software Engineering
2 101 (58.38%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (53.76%) .NET
4 69 (39.88%) C#
5 65 (37.57%) Degree
6 58 (33.53%) Java
7 57 (32.95%) JavaScript
7 57 (32.95%) C++
8 52 (30.06%) Computer Science
9 44 (25.43%) Windows
10 43 (24.86%) SQL
11 39 (22.54%) Mathematics
12 38 (21.97%) jQuery
13 37 (21.39%) ASP.NET
14 36 (20.81%) TDD
15 35 (20.23%) MVC
15 35 (20.23%) OOP
16 34 (19.65%) C
17 33 (19.08%) UNIX
18 32 (18.50%) OO
19 30 (17.34%) NHibernate
20 29 (16.76%) Ajax
20 29 (16.76%) .NET Framework
21 28 (16.18%) ASP.NET MVC
21 28 (16.18%) Cryptography
22 27 (15.61%) Subversion
22 27 (15.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
23 26 (15.03%) Microsoft Azure
23 26 (15.03%) Linux
23 26 (15.03%) E-Commerce

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (2.31%) IIS
2 3 (1.73%) CICS
2 3 (1.73%) Apache
3 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.16%) JBoss
3 2 (1.16%) SAS
3 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.58%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.58%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (5.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (14.45%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (3.47%) SaaS
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.56%) Ethernet
2 7 (4.05%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.16%) Internet
3 2 (1.16%) HTTP
3 2 (1.16%) SNMP
3 2 (1.16%) SMTP
4 1 (0.58%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.20%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.89%) RDBMS
3 5 (2.89%) MySQL
4 4 (2.31%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.73%) VoltDB
5 3 (1.73%) Big Data
6 2 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (15.61%) Subversion
2 24 (13.87%) Visual Studio
3 12 (6.94%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.89%) Selenium
4 5 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.89%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.73%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.73%) InstallShield
6 2 (1.16%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.16%) GCC
6 2 (1.16%) Clang
7 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.58%) JIRA
7 1 (0.58%) Maven
7 1 (0.58%) MSTest
7 1 (0.58%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.58%) Emacs
7 1 (0.58%) FogBugz
7 1 (0.58%) NUnit
General
1 22 (12.72%) Electronics
2 14 (8.09%) Finance
3 10 (5.78%) Banking
4 3 (1.73%) Retail
4 3 (1.73%) Games
5 2 (1.16%) Law
5 2 (1.16%) French Language
6 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.58%) Automotive
6 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (53.76%) .NET
2 38 (21.97%) jQuery
3 37 (21.39%) ASP.NET
4 30 (17.34%) NHibernate
5 29 (16.76%) Ajax
5 29 (16.76%) .NET Framework
6 28 (16.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (15.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 24 (13.87%) WPF
8 24 (13.87%) OpenGL
9 23 (13.29%) Qt
10 20 (11.56%) Direct3D
10 20 (11.56%) STL
10 20 (11.56%) MFC
11 18 (10.40%) HTML
11 18 (10.40%) CSS
12 12 (6.94%) Spring
13 9 (5.20%) XML
14 6 (3.47%) WinForms
15 5 (2.89%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 52 (30.06%) Computer Science
2 39 (22.54%) Mathematics
3 28 (16.18%) Cryptography
4 21 (12.14%) Visualisation
5 20 (11.56%) CUDA
6 14 (8.09%) Physics
7 11 (6.36%) Open Source
8 8 (4.62%) Mobile App
9 7 (4.05%) Hedge funds
9 7 (4.05%) Equities
10 6 (3.47%) Algorithms
11 4 (2.31%) N-Tier
11 4 (2.31%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (1.73%) Mainframe
13 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
13 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (1.16%) Artificial Intelligence
14 1 (0.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 1 (0.58%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 44 (25.43%) Windows
2 33 (19.08%) UNIX
3 26 (15.03%) Linux
4 8 (4.62%) Android
5 5 (2.89%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.73%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.73%) zOS
7 2 (1.16%) CentOS
7 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (90.75%) Software Engineering
2 101 (58.38%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (20.81%) TDD
4 35 (20.23%) MVC
4 35 (20.23%) OOP
5 32 (18.50%) OO
6 26 (15.03%) E-Commerce
7 22 (12.72%) Software Architecture
7 22 (12.72%) Unit Testing
8 20 (11.56%) Waterfall
8 20 (11.56%) 3D Visualisation
8 20 (11.56%) Linear Algebra
9 14 (8.09%) Scrum
10 11 (6.36%) Multithreading
10 11 (6.36%) Mentoring
11 9 (5.20%) Regression Testing
12 8 (4.62%) Web Development
13 7 (4.05%) Investment Management
13 7 (4.05%) Algorithmic Trading
13 7 (4.05%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 69 (39.88%) C#
2 58 (33.53%) Java
3 57 (32.95%) JavaScript
3 57 (32.95%) C++
4 43 (24.86%) SQL
5 34 (19.65%) C
6 20 (11.56%) Python
6 20 (11.56%) VC++
7 19 (10.98%) T-SQL
8 11 (6.36%) Perl
9 10 (5.78%) Ruby
10 7 (4.05%) PHP
10 7 (4.05%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.31%) Assembly Language
11 4 (2.31%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.73%) JCL
13 2 (1.16%) Lisp
13 2 (1.16%) VBScript
13 2 (1.16%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.16%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 65 (37.57%) Degree
2 3 (1.73%) PhD
3 2 (1.16%) ISEB
3 2 (1.16%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.16%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.89%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.73%) Docker
2 1 (0.58%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (2.31%) Puppet
1 4 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.16%) OpenView
2 2 (1.16%) SCCM
2 2 (1.16%) SCOM
3 1 (0.58%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (8.09%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.20%) Oracle
3 2 (1.16%) Perforce
3 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.16%) HP
3 2 (1.16%) Twitter
4 1 (0.58%) Avaloq
4 1 (0.58%) Interwoven
4 1 (0.58%) VMware
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