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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 63 28 42
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 49 103 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.08% 6.88% 4.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.29% 7.17% 5.18%
Number of salaries quoted 35 85 43
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £29,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1490 1436 1139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.71% 95.93% 95.00%
Number of salaries quoted 971 951 706
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 96 (87.27%) Software Engineering
2 61 (55.45%) Java
3 59 (53.64%) C++
4 57 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (43.64%) Degree
6 45 (40.91%) Computer Science
6 45 (40.91%) C#
7 39 (35.45%) .NET
8 37 (33.64%) JavaScript
9 36 (32.73%) Linux
10 35 (31.82%) Windows
11 29 (26.36%) Mathematics
12 28 (25.45%) SDLC
12 28 (25.45%) SQL
13 25 (22.73%) Python
13 25 (22.73%) Scrum
14 24 (21.82%) TDD
15 23 (20.91%) C
15 23 (20.91%) Android
16 21 (19.09%) OOP
17 20 (18.18%) OO
17 20 (18.18%) HTML
18 19 (17.27%) Subversion
18 19 (17.27%) Unit Testing
18 19 (17.27%) Algorithms
19 18 (16.36%) Waterfall
20 17 (15.45%) Software Architecture
20 17 (15.45%) Visualisation
20 17 (15.45%) CSS
20 17 (15.45%) STL

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 6 (5.45%) Apache
2 3 (2.73%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.73%) SAS
3 2 (1.82%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.82%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.82%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.64%) GitHub
3 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.55%) Ethernet
2 4 (3.64%) Internet
3 2 (1.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.82%) CTI
4 1 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.27%) SQL Server
1 8 (7.27%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.45%) MySQL
3 3 (2.73%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.73%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.91%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (17.27%) Subversion
2 16 (14.55%) Visual Studio
3 13 (11.82%) JUnit
4 10 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.64%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.82%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (1.82%) Selenium
7 2 (1.82%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.82%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.91%) Emacs
8 1 (0.91%) QAComplete
8 1 (0.91%) VectorCAST
8 1 (0.91%) Clang
8 1 (0.91%) jEdit
8 1 (0.91%) GCC
8 1 (0.91%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.91%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.91%) Ant
General
1 16 (14.55%) Electronics
2 9 (8.18%) Finance
2 9 (8.18%) Banking
3 2 (1.82%) Marketing
3 2 (1.82%) German Language
3 2 (1.82%) Avionics
3 2 (1.82%) Automotive
3 2 (1.82%) Military
4 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.91%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (35.45%) .NET
2 20 (18.18%) HTML
3 17 (15.45%) STL
3 17 (15.45%) CSS
4 16 (14.55%) MFC
5 15 (13.64%) ASP.NET
5 15 (13.64%) Web Services
5 15 (13.64%) Ajax
6 14 (12.73%) Java SE
7 12 (10.91%) jQuery
8 11 (10.00%) WinForms
9 10 (9.09%) Qt
9 10 (9.09%) OpenGL
10 8 (7.27%) WPF
10 8 (7.27%) .NET Framework
11 7 (6.36%) Spring
11 7 (6.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (6.36%) HTML5
11 7 (6.36%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (5.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 45 (40.91%) Computer Science
2 29 (26.36%) Mathematics
3 19 (17.27%) Algorithms
4 17 (15.45%) Visualisation
5 14 (12.73%) GIS
6 13 (11.82%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (5.45%) CUDA
8 5 (4.55%) Physics
9 3 (2.73%) Artificial Intelligence
10 2 (1.82%) Telematics
10 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.82%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.82%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.91%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.91%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.91%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 36 (32.73%) Linux
2 35 (31.82%) Windows
3 23 (20.91%) Android
4 14 (12.73%) Apple iOS
5 10 (9.09%) UNIX
6 2 (1.82%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.82%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.91%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (87.27%) Software Engineering
2 57 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (25.45%) SDLC
4 25 (22.73%) Scrum
5 24 (21.82%) TDD
6 21 (19.09%) OOP
7 20 (18.18%) OO
8 19 (17.27%) Unit Testing
9 18 (16.36%) Waterfall
10 17 (15.45%) Software Architecture
11 16 (14.55%) 3D Visualisation
11 16 (14.55%) Linear Algebra
12 15 (13.64%) OOD
13 14 (12.73%) Software Testing
14 12 (10.91%) Stress Testing
14 12 (10.91%) API Design
15 11 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
15 11 (10.00%) UML
16 9 (8.18%) Mentoring
16 9 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 61 (55.45%) Java
2 59 (53.64%) C++
3 45 (40.91%) C#
4 37 (33.64%) JavaScript
5 28 (25.45%) SQL
6 25 (22.73%) Python
7 23 (20.91%) C
8 16 (14.55%) VC++
9 9 (8.18%) PL/SQL
9 9 (8.18%) Perl
10 6 (5.45%) PHP
10 6 (5.45%) VB
11 4 (3.64%) MATLAB
12 3 (2.73%) Lisp
13 2 (1.82%) Ruby
13 2 (1.82%) VBScript
14 1 (0.91%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.91%) Tcl
14 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.91%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 48 (43.64%) Degree
2 3 (2.73%) PhD
3 1 (0.91%) ISEB
3 1 (0.91%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.91%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.91%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) Firmware
1 1 (0.91%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.82%) Avaloq
2 2 (1.82%) Xamarin
3 1 (0.91%) Wind River
3 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
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