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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 31 33 42
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 100 83 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.70% 5.55% 4.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.99% 5.76% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 76 63 35
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
1430 1442 1092
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.78% 96.39% 98.11%
Number of salaries quoted 979 934 730
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,300 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
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 21 November 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 174 (84.88%) Software Engineering
2 102 (49.76%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (49.27%) .NET
4 81 (39.51%) C#
5 80 (39.02%) C++
6 75 (36.59%) Degree
7 69 (33.66%) Java
8 57 (27.80%) Computer Science
9 56 (27.32%) JavaScript
10 52 (25.37%) C
11 49 (23.90%) SQL
12 45 (21.95%) Windows
13 43 (20.98%) Linux
14 39 (19.02%) MVC
14 39 (19.02%) ASP.NET
15 38 (18.54%) Mathematics
16 34 (16.59%) Ajax
16 34 (16.59%) ASP.NET MVC
16 34 (16.59%) Python
17 33 (16.10%) OO
18 32 (15.61%) SQL Server
18 32 (15.61%) jQuery
19 31 (15.12%) .NET Framework
20 29 (14.15%) UNIX
21 28 (13.66%) TDD
22 27 (13.17%) Visual Studio
23 26 (12.68%) OOP
24 25 (12.20%) HTML
24 25 (12.20%) Unit Testing
24 25 (12.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 9 (4.39%) Apache
2 6 (2.93%) SAS
2 6 (2.93%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.46%) CICS
4 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.98%) IIS
4 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.98%) JBoss
4 2 (0.98%) CMS
5 1 (0.49%) Node.js
5 1 (0.49%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.46%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (9.27%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.46%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) GitHub
4 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.29%) Ethernet
2 9 (4.39%) Internet
3 5 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.95%) HTTP
5 3 (1.46%) Intranet
6 2 (0.98%) SNMP
6 2 (0.98%) SMTP
7 1 (0.49%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.39%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.41%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.44%) Big Data
5 5 (2.44%) MySQL
6 4 (1.95%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.98%) VoltDB
8 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 27 (13.17%) Visual Studio
2 22 (10.73%) Subversion
3 13 (6.34%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.44%) Selenium
5 4 (1.95%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.95%) LLVM
5 4 (1.95%) GCC
6 3 (1.46%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.46%) Ant
6 3 (1.46%) Maven
7 2 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.98%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.49%) FogBugz
8 1 (0.49%) Emacs
8 1 (0.49%) NUnit
8 1 (0.49%) MSTest
8 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.49%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.49%) JIRA
General
1 19 (9.27%) Electronics
2 13 (6.34%) Finance
3 12 (5.85%) Banking
4 4 (1.95%) French Language
5 3 (1.46%) Law
5 3 (1.46%) Retail
6 2 (0.98%) Games
6 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (49.27%) .NET
2 39 (19.02%) ASP.NET
3 34 (16.59%) Ajax
3 34 (16.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 32 (15.61%) jQuery
5 31 (15.12%) .NET Framework
6 25 (12.20%) HTML
6 25 (12.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 24 (11.71%) NHibernate
8 20 (9.76%) WPF
9 19 (9.27%) Qt
9 19 (9.27%) CSS
9 19 (9.27%) OpenGL
10 17 (8.29%) STL
10 17 (8.29%) XML
10 17 (8.29%) MFC
10 17 (8.29%) Direct3D
11 12 (5.85%) Spring
12 11 (5.37%) Web Services
13 9 (4.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 57 (27.80%) Computer Science
2 38 (18.54%) Mathematics
3 21 (10.24%) Cryptography
4 18 (8.78%) Visualisation
5 17 (8.29%) Open Source
5 17 (8.29%) CUDA
6 12 (5.85%) Algorithms
7 11 (5.37%) Physics
8 10 (4.88%) Mobile App
8 10 (4.88%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (2.93%) Hedge funds
10 6 (2.93%) Artificial Intelligence
10 6 (2.93%) Equities
11 4 (1.95%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.46%) Mainframe
12 3 (1.46%) Life Science
13 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
14 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (21.95%) Windows
2 43 (20.98%) Linux
3 29 (14.15%) UNIX
4 11 (5.37%) Android
5 3 (1.46%) zOS
5 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.46%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.98%) CentOS
6 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.49%) Debian
7 1 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (84.88%) Software Engineering
2 102 (49.76%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (19.02%) MVC
4 33 (16.10%) OO
5 28 (13.66%) TDD
6 26 (12.68%) OOP
7 25 (12.20%) Unit Testing
8 24 (11.71%) E-Commerce
9 19 (9.27%) Software Architecture
10 17 (8.29%) Waterfall
10 17 (8.29%) Software Testing
10 17 (8.29%) 3D Visualisation
10 17 (8.29%) Linear Algebra
11 16 (7.80%) Automated Testing
12 14 (6.83%) Mentoring
13 13 (6.34%) Scrum
14 11 (5.37%) Test Automation
15 10 (4.88%) Multithreading
15 10 (4.88%) Software Deployment
16 9 (4.39%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 81 (39.51%) C#
2 80 (39.02%) C++
3 69 (33.66%) Java
4 56 (27.32%) JavaScript
5 52 (25.37%) C
6 49 (23.90%) SQL
7 34 (16.59%) Python
8 21 (10.24%) Perl
9 17 (8.29%) VC++
10 15 (7.32%) T-SQL
11 11 (5.37%) Ruby
12 9 (4.39%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.93%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.93%) Fortran
13 6 (2.93%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.93%) Lisp
14 5 (2.44%) PHP
15 4 (1.95%) Assembly Language
16 3 (1.46%) JCL
16 3 (1.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (36.59%) Degree
2 7 (3.41%) PhD
3 3 (1.46%) ISEB
3 3 (1.46%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.98%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.98%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.49%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.37%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.46%) HDFS
2 1 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.98%) SCCM
1 2 (0.98%) SCOM
1 2 (0.98%) Puppet
1 2 (0.98%) OpenView
1 2 (0.98%) Vagrant
1 2 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (10.73%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.80%) Oracle
3 7 (3.41%) Twitter
4 4 (1.95%) Perforce
5 3 (1.46%) VMware
6 2 (0.98%) HP
6 2 (0.98%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.49%) Interwoven
7 1 (0.49%) Avaloq
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