The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 15 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 179 104 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.94% 7.39% 8.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.00% 9.06% 10.27%
Number of salaries quoted 145 77 82
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 £33,500 £25,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Software Engineering
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1279 1148 983
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 85.32% 81.59% 80.77%
Number of salaries quoted 857 731 674
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Edinburgh region.

Software Engineering Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 162 (48.65%) .NET
2 149 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (40.24%) C#
4 127 (38.14%) Degree
5 118 (35.44%) JavaScript
6 114 (34.23%) Computer Science
7 113 (33.93%) Java
8 106 (31.83%) C++
9 104 (31.23%) SQL
10 86 (25.83%) ASP.NET
11 85 (25.53%) MVC
12 81 (24.32%) Linux
13 76 (22.82%) jQuery
14 72 (21.62%) ASP.NET MVC
15 67 (20.12%) Ajax
16 66 (19.82%) OO
17 63 (18.92%) HTML
18 62 (18.62%) C
19 57 (17.12%) NHibernate
20 56 (16.82%) .NET Framework
21 53 (15.92%) T-SQL
22 52 (15.62%) Mathematics
23 48 (14.41%) SQL Server
24 45 (13.51%) XML
24 45 (13.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
25 44 (13.21%) Amazon EC2
26 43 (12.91%) E-Commerce
27 41 (12.31%) Cryptography
27 41 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
28 39 (11.71%) UNIX

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (9.01%) Apache
2 27 (8.11%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.70%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.80%) SAS
4 6 (1.80%) CICS
5 4 (1.20%) JBoss
5 4 (1.20%) Node.js
6 3 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.60%) CMS
8 1 (0.30%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.30%) IIS
8 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (9.01%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.21%) Amazon EC2
2 41 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.80%) SaaS
4 4 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.90%) GitHub
6 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.81%) Internet
2 16 (4.80%) Ethernet
3 8 (2.40%) HTTP
3 8 (2.40%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.20%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.20%) tcpdump
5 3 (0.90%) Intranet
6 2 (0.60%) SNMP
6 2 (0.60%) SMTP
7 1 (0.30%) VoIP
7 1 (0.30%) VPN
7 1 (0.30%) CTI
7 1 (0.30%) Firewall
7 1 (0.30%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.91%) Relational Database
3 26 (7.81%) RDBMS
4 23 (6.91%) MySQL
5 12 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (3.00%) Big Data
7 8 (2.40%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.50%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.20%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.90%) OLTP
10 3 (0.90%) OLAP
10 3 (0.90%) NewSQL
11 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.60%) VoltDB
12 1 (0.30%) DB2
Development Applications
1 38 (11.41%) Visual Studio
2 26 (7.81%) Git (software)
3 24 (7.21%) Subversion
4 7 (2.10%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.50%) Maven
5 5 (1.50%) Ant
6 4 (1.20%) JUnit
6 4 (1.20%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.20%) LLVM
6 4 (1.20%) GCC
7 2 (0.60%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.30%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.30%) Xcode
8 1 (0.30%) Selenium
8 1 (0.30%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.30%) Appium
General
1 30 (9.01%) Finance
2 22 (6.61%) Law
3 18 (5.41%) Electronics
4 17 (5.11%) Banking
5 15 (4.50%) Games
6 4 (1.20%) Marketing
6 4 (1.20%) French Language
7 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 184 (55.26%) Software Engineer
2 135 (40.54%) Developer
3 70 (21.02%) Software Developer
4 42 (12.61%) Senior Software Engineer
5 30 (9.01%) Java Developer
5 30 (9.01%) C# Developer
6 27 (8.11%) .NET Developer
7 24 (7.21%) Senior Developer
7 24 (7.21%) Programmer
8 23 (6.91%) C# .NET Developer
9 21 (6.31%) ASP.NET Developer
10 20 (6.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 17 (5.11%) Software Programmer
11 17 (5.11%) ASP.NET Programmer
11 17 (5.11%) Senior Java Developer
11 17 (5.11%) .NET Programmer
12 16 (4.80%) Lead C# Developer
12 16 (4.80%) C++ Software Developer
12 16 (4.80%) C++ Developer
12 16 (4.80%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (48.65%) .NET
2 86 (25.83%) ASP.NET
3 76 (22.82%) jQuery
4 72 (21.62%) ASP.NET MVC
5 67 (20.12%) Ajax
6 63 (18.92%) HTML
7 57 (17.12%) NHibernate
8 56 (16.82%) .NET Framework
9 45 (13.51%) XML
9 45 (13.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 37 (11.11%) CSS
11 34 (10.21%) Web Services
12 26 (7.81%) Servlets
13 23 (6.91%) SOAP
14 22 (6.61%) Qt
14 22 (6.61%) WPF
15 20 (6.01%) OpenGL
16 18 (5.41%) STL
16 18 (5.41%) JSP
17 17 (5.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 114 (34.23%) Computer Science
2 52 (15.62%) Mathematics
3 41 (12.31%) Cryptography
4 31 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (6.91%) Physics
6 18 (5.41%) Open Source
7 17 (5.11%) Algorithms
7 17 (5.11%) Visualisation
8 16 (4.80%) CUDA
9 12 (3.60%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (2.40%) Data Structures
11 7 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.80%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.80%) Artificial Intelligence
12 6 (1.80%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.80%) Mainframe
13 5 (1.50%) Hedge funds
14 4 (1.20%) User Experience
14 4 (1.20%) Equities
14 4 (1.20%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 81 (24.32%) Linux
2 39 (11.71%) UNIX
3 30 (9.01%) Windows
4 25 (7.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (4.50%) Debian
6 14 (4.20%) Android
7 11 (3.30%) Apple iOS
8 10 (3.00%) CentOS
9 8 (2.40%) Fedora
10 6 (1.80%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.80%) zOS
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (25.53%) MVC
3 66 (19.82%) OO
4 43 (12.91%) E-Commerce
5 35 (10.51%) Unit Testing
6 32 (9.61%) Mentoring
7 30 (9.01%) TDD
8 28 (8.41%) Automated Testing
9 24 (7.21%) Scrum
10 22 (6.61%) OOP
11 18 (5.41%) Software Architecture
12 17 (5.11%) OOD
12 17 (5.11%) Project Management
12 17 (5.11%) Analytics
13 16 (4.80%) 3D Visualisation
13 16 (4.80%) Linear Algebra
13 16 (4.80%) Waterfall
14 14 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (4.20%) Web Development
15 12 (3.60%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 134 (40.24%) C#
2 118 (35.44%) JavaScript
3 113 (33.93%) Java
4 106 (31.83%) C++
5 104 (31.23%) SQL
6 62 (18.62%) C
7 53 (15.92%) T-SQL
8 38 (11.41%) Python
9 35 (10.51%) Perl
10 17 (5.11%) Ruby
11 16 (4.80%) VC++
12 12 (3.60%) Shell Script
13 11 (3.30%) PL/SQL
14 8 (2.40%) PHP
14 8 (2.40%) Fortran
14 8 (2.40%) Assembly Language
15 6 (1.80%) Lisp
15 6 (1.80%) JCL
15 6 (1.80%) Objective-C
16 4 (1.20%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 127 (38.14%) Degree
2 17 (5.11%) PhD
3 4 (1.20%) Postgraduate
3 4 (1.20%) GIAC
4 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.30%) HND
4 1 (0.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.20%) Firmware
1 4 (1.20%) Snort
1 4 (1.20%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.60%) OpenView
1 2 (0.60%) SCCM
1 2 (0.60%) SCOM
1 2 (0.60%) Puppet
1 2 (0.60%) Vagrant
1 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (8.41%) Oracle
2 18 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.40%) Dell
4 7 (2.10%) Twitter
5 5 (1.50%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.20%) Perforce
6 4 (1.20%) VMware
7 3 (0.90%) Zend
8 2 (0.60%) HP
8 2 (0.60%) Sybase
9 1 (0.30%) Avaloq
9 1 (0.30%) Interwoven
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