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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 29 39 47
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 107 65 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.04% 4.91% 3.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.34% 5.15% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 84 47 39
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,800 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
1458 1262 1195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.92% 95.25% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 964 811 847
Average salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 2 October 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 192 (84.96%) Software Engineering
2 108 (47.79%) C++
2 108 (47.79%) .NET
3 107 (47.35%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (43.81%) C#
5 89 (39.38%) Degree
6 74 (32.74%) Computer Science
7 73 (32.30%) Java
8 70 (30.97%) C
9 66 (29.20%) JavaScript
10 61 (26.99%) Linux
11 55 (24.34%) SQL
12 49 (21.68%) OO
13 47 (20.80%) HTML
14 46 (20.35%) Python
15 45 (19.91%) Mathematics
16 40 (17.70%) Windows
16 40 (17.70%) MVC
17 37 (16.37%) UNIX
18 36 (15.93%) Perl
18 36 (15.93%) ASP.NET
18 36 (15.93%) CSS
18 36 (15.93%) Automated Testing
19 33 (14.60%) Ajax
19 33 (14.60%) ASP.NET MVC
19 33 (14.60%) SQL Server
20 32 (14.16%) jQuery
20 32 (14.16%) Unit Testing
21 31 (13.72%) Algorithms
22 30 (13.27%) Mentoring

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (6.19%) Apache
2 11 (4.87%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.54%) SAS
3 8 (3.54%) Node.js
4 5 (2.21%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.33%) CICS
6 2 (0.88%) CMS
6 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.44%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.44%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.75%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (5.75%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.77%) SaaS
4 3 (1.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.96%) Ethernet
2 14 (6.19%) Internet
3 6 (2.65%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.77%) HTTP
5 3 (1.33%) Intranet
6 1 (0.44%) SNMP
6 1 (0.44%) VoIP
6 1 (0.44%) SMTP
6 1 (0.44%) VPN
6 1 (0.44%) CTI
6 1 (0.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.60%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.75%) RDBMS
2 13 (5.75%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.87%) Big Data
4 9 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (3.10%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.21%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.21%) MySQL
6 5 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.88%) VoltDB
8 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 29 (12.83%) Visual Studio
2 24 (10.62%) Subversion
3 14 (6.19%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.98%) Eclipse
5 8 (3.54%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.77%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.77%) Maven
6 4 (1.77%) Ant
6 4 (1.77%) LLVM
6 4 (1.77%) GCC
7 3 (1.33%) Bugzilla
7 3 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.33%) JIRA
8 2 (0.88%) Selenium
8 2 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.88%) MSTest
8 2 (0.88%) Hudson
8 2 (0.88%) FishEye
9 1 (0.44%) FogBugz
9 1 (0.44%) MSBuild
General
1 20 (8.85%) Electronics
2 11 (4.87%) Banking
3 8 (3.54%) Finance
4 4 (1.77%) French Language
5 3 (1.33%) Law
5 3 (1.33%) Games
6 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (47.79%) .NET
2 47 (20.80%) HTML
3 36 (15.93%) ASP.NET
3 36 (15.93%) CSS
4 33 (14.60%) Ajax
4 33 (14.60%) ASP.NET MVC
5 32 (14.16%) jQuery
6 30 (13.27%) .NET Framework
7 25 (11.06%) XML
8 24 (10.62%) Qt
9 20 (8.85%) OpenGL
10 19 (8.41%) WPF
10 19 (8.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 18 (7.96%) Direct3D
11 18 (7.96%) NHibernate
11 18 (7.96%) STL
11 18 (7.96%) MFC
12 16 (7.08%) HTML5
13 15 (6.64%) Web Services
14 14 (6.19%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 74 (32.74%) Computer Science
2 45 (19.91%) Mathematics
3 31 (13.72%) Algorithms
4 27 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (7.96%) Visualisation
5 18 (7.96%) CUDA
6 15 (6.64%) Cryptography
6 15 (6.64%) Embedded Systems
7 14 (6.19%) Data Structures
7 14 (6.19%) Physics
8 13 (5.75%) Open Source
9 8 (3.54%) Artificial Intelligence
10 6 (2.65%) Client/Server
11 5 (2.21%) Mobile App
11 5 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.77%) Life Science
13 3 (1.33%) Mainframe
13 3 (1.33%) 3D Graphics
14 2 (0.88%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (26.99%) Linux
2 40 (17.70%) Windows
3 37 (16.37%) UNIX
4 10 (4.42%) Android
5 4 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.33%) zOS
6 3 (1.33%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.88%) Debian
7 2 (0.88%) CentOS
8 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (84.96%) Software Engineering
2 107 (47.35%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (21.68%) OO
4 40 (17.70%) MVC
5 36 (15.93%) Automated Testing
6 32 (14.16%) Unit Testing
7 30 (13.27%) Mentoring
8 29 (12.83%) TDD
9 23 (10.18%) OOP
10 20 (8.85%) Software Testing
10 20 (8.85%) Software Architecture
11 19 (8.41%) E-Commerce
12 18 (7.96%) Web Development
12 18 (7.96%) 3D Visualisation
13 15 (6.64%) Waterfall
14 13 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (5.75%) Test Automation
14 13 (5.75%) Refactoring
14 13 (5.75%) Business Analysis
14 13 (5.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 108 (47.79%) C++
2 99 (43.81%) C#
3 73 (32.30%) Java
4 70 (30.97%) C
5 66 (29.20%) JavaScript
6 55 (24.34%) SQL
7 46 (20.35%) Python
8 36 (15.93%) Perl
9 24 (10.62%) Ruby
10 18 (7.96%) VC++
11 13 (5.75%) T-SQL
11 13 (5.75%) Objective-C
12 12 (5.31%) Fortran
13 9 (3.98%) PL/SQL
14 8 (3.54%) Lisp
14 8 (3.54%) CoffeeScript
15 6 (2.65%) Bash Shell
15 6 (2.65%) PHP
16 4 (1.77%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.77%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 89 (39.38%) Degree
2 13 (5.75%) Postgraduate
3 9 (3.98%) PhD
4 4 (1.77%) ISEB
5 3 (1.33%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.75%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.77%) HDFS
2 2 (0.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.88%) Puppet
1 2 (0.88%) Vagrant
1 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.44%) OpenView
2 1 (0.44%) SCCM
2 1 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (9.73%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.41%) Oracle
3 7 (3.10%) Twitter
4 4 (1.77%) Perforce
5 3 (1.33%) VMware
6 2 (0.88%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.88%) JBoss
6 2 (0.88%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.88%) Citrix
7 1 (0.44%) Interwoven
7 1 (0.44%) HP
7 1 (0.44%) Avaloq
7 1 (0.44%) Red Gate
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