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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 37 29 48
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 63 105 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.84% 6.68% 4.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.11% 7.04% 4.68%
Number of salaries quoted 46 74 33
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,375 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £45,000 £42,500
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
1232 1491 1048
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.70% 94.79% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 758 957 607
Average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 22 May 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 125 (89.29%) Software Engineering
2 83 (59.29%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (50.71%) .NET
4 59 (42.14%) JavaScript
5 58 (41.43%) Java
6 56 (40.00%) C#
7 55 (39.29%) Degree
8 53 (37.86%) Computer Science
9 43 (30.71%) C++
10 40 (28.57%) jQuery
11 38 (27.14%) Windows
12 36 (25.71%) TDD
13 35 (25.00%) MVC
14 32 (22.86%) SQL
15 31 (22.14%) ASP.NET
16 28 (20.00%) HTML
17 27 (19.29%) CSS
17 27 (19.29%) Scrum
17 27 (19.29%) Qt
18 26 (18.57%) Mathematics
18 26 (18.57%) Ajax
19 25 (17.86%) .NET Framework
20 24 (17.14%) OOP
20 24 (17.14%) Android
21 23 (16.43%) WPF
21 23 (16.43%) UNIX
22 22 (15.71%) C
23 21 (15.00%) OpenGL
23 21 (15.00%) Subversion
23 21 (15.00%) Apple iOS

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (3.57%) JBoss
1 5 (3.57%) WebSphere
1 5 (3.57%) ArcGIS
2 4 (2.86%) Apache
3 3 (2.14%) IIS
3 3 (2.14%) SAS
4 2 (1.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (6.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (5.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.43%) Ethernet
2 3 (2.14%) CTI
3 2 (1.43%) Internet
3 2 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.71%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.86%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.57%) MySQL
3 5 (3.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.43%) Big Data
4 2 (1.43%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.71%) VoltDB
5 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (15.00%) Subversion
2 16 (11.43%) Visual Studio
3 10 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.29%) JUnit
6 5 (3.57%) GCC
6 5 (3.57%) Clang
7 3 (2.14%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.14%) InstallShield
8 2 (1.43%) Selenium
9 1 (0.71%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.71%) jEdit
9 1 (0.71%) Emacs
9 1 (0.71%) QAComplete
9 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.71%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.71%) Maven
General
1 17 (12.14%) Electronics
2 9 (6.43%) Finance
2 9 (6.43%) Banking
3 5 (3.57%) Automotive
4 2 (1.43%) German Language
5 1 (0.71%) Avionics
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
5 1 (0.71%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (50.71%) .NET
2 40 (28.57%) jQuery
3 31 (22.14%) ASP.NET
4 28 (20.00%) HTML
5 27 (19.29%) CSS
5 27 (19.29%) Qt
6 26 (18.57%) Ajax
7 25 (17.86%) .NET Framework
8 23 (16.43%) WPF
9 21 (15.00%) OpenGL
10 18 (12.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (12.14%) NHibernate
12 16 (11.43%) STL
12 16 (11.43%) MFC
13 15 (10.71%) Entity Framework
13 15 (10.71%) Direct3D
14 11 (7.86%) Java SE
15 9 (6.43%) Spring
16 8 (5.71%) Hibernate
17 7 (5.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 53 (37.86%) Computer Science
2 26 (18.57%) Mathematics
3 17 (12.14%) Visualisation
4 15 (10.71%) CUDA
5 11 (7.86%) GIS
6 9 (6.43%) Physics
6 9 (6.43%) Cryptography
7 8 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (3.57%) Telematics
8 5 (3.57%) Algorithms
9 4 (2.86%) N-Tier
10 3 (2.14%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (2.14%) Artificial Intelligence
11 1 (0.71%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.71%) Open Source
11 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.71%) Life Science
11 1 (0.71%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 38 (27.14%) Windows
2 24 (17.14%) Android
3 23 (16.43%) UNIX
4 21 (15.00%) Apple iOS
5 17 (12.14%) Linux
6 7 (5.00%) Windows Phone
6 7 (5.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (89.29%) Software Engineering
2 83 (59.29%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (25.71%) TDD
4 35 (25.00%) MVC
5 27 (19.29%) Scrum
6 24 (17.14%) OOP
7 19 (13.57%) Unit Testing
8 18 (12.86%) Software Architecture
9 17 (12.14%) Waterfall
9 17 (12.14%) OO
10 16 (11.43%) 3D Visualisation
10 16 (11.43%) Linear Algebra
11 14 (10.00%) Software Testing
12 13 (9.29%) Mentoring
13 8 (5.71%) Web Development
13 8 (5.71%) E-Commerce
14 6 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (3.57%) Time Management
15 5 (3.57%) OOD
15 5 (3.57%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 59 (42.14%) JavaScript
2 58 (41.43%) Java
3 56 (40.00%) C#
4 43 (30.71%) C++
5 32 (22.86%) SQL
6 22 (15.71%) C
7 16 (11.43%) VC++
8 15 (10.71%) Python
9 13 (9.29%) T-SQL
10 8 (5.71%) PL/SQL
10 8 (5.71%) Perl
11 7 (5.00%) PHP
12 3 (2.14%) Lisp
13 2 (1.43%) Ruby
14 1 (0.71%) VBScript
14 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.71%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.71%) Tcl
14 1 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 55 (39.29%) Degree
2 3 (2.14%) PhD
3 1 (0.71%) ISEB
3 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.71%) DO-254
System Software
1 3 (2.14%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.14%) Puppet
1 3 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.00%) Xamarin
3 6 (4.29%) Oracle
4 2 (1.43%) Avaloq
5 1 (0.71%) Hyland
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PRG
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
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Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
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Salary: £36000.00 - £41000.00 per annum
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