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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 43 53 40
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 79 37 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.76% 3.37% 4.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.99% 3.53% 4.51%
Number of salaries quoted 57 21 54
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £22,500 £28,150
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1582 1049 1352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.42% 95.54% 95.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1017 608 1020
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
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 18 April 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 147 (91.88%) Software Engineering
2 66 (41.25%) C++
3 64 (40.00%) C#
4 63 (39.38%) .NET
5 55 (34.38%) Degree
5 55 (34.38%) Computer Science
6 52 (32.50%) Java
7 46 (28.75%) SQL
7 46 (28.75%) Mathematics
8 43 (26.88%) C
9 39 (24.38%) Windows
10 38 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (22.50%) JavaScript
12 35 (21.88%) OO
13 32 (20.00%) Subversion
14 31 (19.38%) Linux
15 30 (18.75%) Unit Testing
16 29 (18.13%) Python
17 26 (16.25%) Oracle
18 25 (15.63%) Visual Studio
18 25 (15.63%) UNIX
19 22 (13.75%) Perl
20 21 (13.13%) ASP.NET
20 21 (13.13%) XML
21 20 (12.50%) HTML
21 20 (12.50%) MVC
21 20 (12.50%) Electronics
21 20 (12.50%) Qt
22 19 (11.88%) ASP.NET MVC
22 19 (11.88%) Banking

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (10.00%) SAS
2 12 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (3.13%) Apache
4 5 (3.13%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.63%) SaaS
2 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.00%) Ethernet
2 10 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.38%) HTTP
4 6 (3.75%) Internet
5 2 (1.25%) LAN
5 2 (1.25%) WAN
6 1 (0.63%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.75%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.50%) MySQL
4 4 (2.50%) Big Data
4 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.25%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.25%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.63%) VoltDB
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.63%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.63%) NewSQL
6 1 (0.63%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 32 (20.00%) Subversion
2 25 (15.63%) Visual Studio
3 19 (11.88%) Eclipse
4 8 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (4.38%) FishEye
5 7 (4.38%) Hudson
5 7 (4.38%) JIRA
5 7 (4.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (3.75%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.25%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.25%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.25%) QAComplete
9 1 (0.63%) VectorCAST
9 1 (0.63%) VisualWorks
9 1 (0.63%) Selenium
9 1 (0.63%) Maven
9 1 (0.63%) MSTest
9 1 (0.63%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
General
1 20 (12.50%) Electronics
2 19 (11.88%) Banking
3 14 (8.75%) Finance
4 4 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.50%) Automotive
5 3 (1.88%) French Language
6 2 (1.25%) Games
7 1 (0.63%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (39.38%) .NET
2 21 (13.13%) ASP.NET
2 21 (13.13%) XML
3 20 (12.50%) HTML
3 20 (12.50%) Qt
4 19 (11.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 18 (11.25%) CSS
6 17 (10.63%) MFC
6 17 (10.63%) OpenGL
6 17 (10.63%) WPF
7 16 (10.00%) jQuery
7 16 (10.00%) Direct3D
8 14 (8.75%) Java EE
9 13 (8.13%) Web Services
10 12 (7.50%) STL
10 12 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 11 (6.88%) .NET Framework
12 8 (5.00%) RESTful
13 7 (4.38%) HTML5
13 7 (4.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 55 (34.38%) Computer Science
2 46 (28.75%) Mathematics
3 16 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 16 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 16 (10.00%) CUDA
4 12 (7.50%) Physics
5 10 (6.25%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.75%) Device Driver
6 6 (3.75%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (2.50%) Firmware
7 4 (2.50%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (2.50%) Open Source
8 2 (1.25%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.25%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.63%) Life Science
9 1 (0.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.63%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 39 (24.38%) Windows
2 31 (19.38%) Linux
3 25 (15.63%) UNIX
4 4 (2.50%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.25%) CentOS
5 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.25%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.63%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (91.88%) Software Engineering
2 38 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (21.88%) OO
4 30 (18.75%) Unit Testing
5 20 (12.50%) MVC
6 19 (11.88%) OOP
7 16 (10.00%) 3D Visualisation
8 15 (9.38%) Automated Testing
9 14 (8.75%) Software Architecture
10 13 (8.13%) Scrum
11 12 (7.50%) TDD
12 11 (6.88%) UML
12 11 (6.88%) Waterfall
13 10 (6.25%) Software Testing
14 9 (5.63%) Workflow
15 8 (5.00%) Multithreading
16 7 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (4.38%) Change Control
16 7 (4.38%) Pair Programming
16 7 (4.38%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (41.25%) C++
2 64 (40.00%) C#
3 52 (32.50%) Java
4 46 (28.75%) SQL
5 43 (26.88%) C
6 36 (22.50%) JavaScript
7 29 (18.13%) Python
8 22 (13.75%) Perl
9 18 (11.25%) PL/SQL
10 16 (10.00%) Lisp
10 16 (10.00%) VC++
11 6 (3.75%) T-SQL
12 5 (3.13%) Fortran
13 4 (2.50%) VBScript
14 3 (1.88%) Ruby
14 3 (1.88%) VB
14 3 (1.88%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.88%) PHP
15 2 (1.25%) ActionScript
15 2 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (34.38%) Degree
2 16 (10.00%) PhD
3 2 (1.25%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.13%) QA
2 2 (1.25%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.25%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (16.25%) Oracle
2 7 (4.38%) Atlassian
2 7 (4.38%) Citrix
2 7 (4.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.88%) Perforce
4 2 (1.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.63%) Twitter
5 1 (0.63%) Vertica
5 1 (0.63%) VMware
5 1 (0.63%) Sage
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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TheSmartList
Salary: Up to £28k dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Full benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Career Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Amazon
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
Amazon
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
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BitWise Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
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