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

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 21 27 15
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 141 108 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.78% 7.34% 11.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.30% 8.90% 14.33%
Number of salaries quoted 113 83 106
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £23,400 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,400 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1248 1214 984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 86.61% 82.53% 81.93%
Number of salaries quoted 830 797 634
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £32,420 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £67,500
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 17 December 2014.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 159 (51.62%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (50.65%) .NET
3 120 (38.96%) C#
4 118 (38.31%) JavaScript
4 118 (38.31%) Degree
5 106 (34.42%) Computer Science
6 105 (34.09%) SQL
7 103 (33.44%) Java
8 88 (28.57%) ASP.NET
9 87 (28.25%) MVC
10 82 (26.62%) jQuery
11 79 (25.65%) C++
12 72 (23.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 70 (22.73%) Ajax
14 65 (21.10%) NHibernate
15 60 (19.48%) T-SQL
15 60 (19.48%) OO
16 59 (19.16%) Linux
17 51 (16.56%) HTML
17 51 (16.56%) .NET Framework
17 51 (16.56%) Mathematics
18 50 (16.23%) SQL Server
19 45 (14.61%) E-Commerce
19 45 (14.61%) Amazon EC2
19 45 (14.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 44 (14.29%) Cryptography
20 44 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
21 42 (13.64%) C
22 41 (13.31%) Finance
23 38 (12.34%) Visual Studio

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 19 (6.17%) Apache
2 17 (5.52%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.92%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.95%) CICS
5 5 (1.62%) JBoss
5 5 (1.62%) SAS
6 3 (0.97%) CMS
6 3 (0.97%) IIS
6 3 (0.97%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.65%) Drupal
8 1 (0.32%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.32%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (14.61%) Amazon EC2
2 44 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.95%) SaaS
4 5 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.19%) Ethernet
2 15 (4.87%) Internet
3 9 (2.92%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.60%) HTTP
5 4 (1.30%) Wireshark
5 4 (1.30%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.65%) SMTP
6 2 (0.65%) CTI
6 2 (0.65%) Intranet
6 2 (0.65%) SNMP
7 1 (0.32%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.44%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.87%) RDBMS
3 15 (4.87%) MySQL
4 12 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.62%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.62%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.30%) Big Data
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.65%) VoltDB
7 2 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.32%) DB2
8 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (12.34%) Visual Studio
2 26 (8.44%) Subversion
3 23 (7.47%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.62%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.62%) Clang
5 4 (1.30%) JUnit
5 4 (1.30%) GCC
5 4 (1.30%) LLVM
5 4 (1.30%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.65%) Ant
6 2 (0.65%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.65%) Maven
6 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.65%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.32%) Emacs
7 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.32%) Appium
7 1 (0.32%) Xcode
7 1 (0.32%) NUnit
7 1 (0.32%) Selenium
General
1 41 (13.31%) Finance
2 22 (7.14%) Law
3 21 (6.82%) Banking
4 18 (5.84%) Electronics
5 7 (2.27%) Games
6 5 (1.62%) Retail
7 4 (1.30%) French Language
8 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.65%) Advertising
9 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 164 (53.25%) Software Engineer
2 127 (41.23%) Developer
3 66 (21.43%) Software Developer
4 36 (11.69%) Senior Software Engineer
5 28 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 27 (8.77%) .NET Developer
7 26 (8.44%) Programmer
8 24 (7.79%) Java Developer
9 22 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
10 20 (6.49%) ASP.NET Developer
11 19 (6.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 19 (6.17%) Software Programmer
12 18 (5.84%) Senior Developer
13 17 (5.52%) ASP.NET Programmer
13 17 (5.52%) .NET Programmer
14 16 (5.19%) Lead Developer
14 16 (5.19%) Lead C# Developer
14 16 (5.19%) Lead .NET Developer
15 14 (4.55%) C++ Software Developer
15 14 (4.55%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (50.65%) .NET
2 88 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 82 (26.62%) jQuery
4 72 (23.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 70 (22.73%) Ajax
6 65 (21.10%) NHibernate
7 51 (16.56%) HTML
7 51 (16.56%) .NET Framework
8 45 (14.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 36 (11.69%) XML
10 35 (11.36%) CSS
11 30 (9.74%) Web Services
12 23 (7.47%) WPF
12 23 (7.47%) OpenGL
12 23 (7.47%) Qt
13 21 (6.82%) STL
14 17 (5.52%) Servlets
14 17 (5.52%) SOAP
15 16 (5.19%) MFC
15 16 (5.19%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 106 (34.42%) Computer Science
2 51 (16.56%) Mathematics
3 44 (14.29%) Cryptography
4 23 (7.47%) Physics
5 18 (5.84%) Open Source
6 17 (5.52%) Visualisation
6 17 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (5.19%) CUDA
8 8 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (2.27%) Hedge funds
9 7 (2.27%) Algorithms
9 7 (2.27%) Equities
10 6 (1.95%) GIS
10 6 (1.95%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.95%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (1.95%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.62%) Artificial Intelligence
12 4 (1.30%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.30%) User Experience
13 3 (0.97%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 59 (19.16%) Linux
2 35 (11.36%) UNIX
2 35 (11.36%) Windows
3 21 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (6.49%) Android
5 16 (5.19%) Apple iOS
6 11 (3.57%) Debian
7 10 (3.25%) CentOS
8 8 (2.60%) Fedora
9 6 (1.95%) zOS
10 3 (0.97%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (51.62%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (28.25%) MVC
3 60 (19.48%) OO
4 45 (14.61%) E-Commerce
5 34 (11.04%) Scrum
6 33 (10.71%) TDD
7 30 (9.74%) OOP
8 28 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 25 (8.12%) Mentoring
10 17 (5.52%) Software Architecture
11 16 (5.19%) OOD
11 16 (5.19%) Linear Algebra
11 16 (5.19%) Waterfall
11 16 (5.19%) 3D Visualisation
12 15 (4.87%) Project Management
13 14 (4.55%) Multithreading
14 13 (4.22%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (4.22%) Automated Testing
15 12 (3.90%) Analytics
16 11 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 120 (38.96%) C#
2 118 (38.31%) JavaScript
3 105 (34.09%) SQL
4 103 (33.44%) Java
5 79 (25.65%) C++
6 60 (19.48%) T-SQL
7 42 (13.64%) C
8 29 (9.42%) Python
9 23 (7.47%) Perl
10 16 (5.19%) VC++
11 14 (4.55%) PL/SQL
12 11 (3.57%) Shell Script
13 10 (3.25%) Ruby
14 8 (2.60%) Assembly Language
15 7 (2.27%) PHP
16 6 (1.95%) JCL
17 5 (1.62%) Lisp
18 3 (0.97%) R
18 3 (0.97%) XPath
18 3 (0.97%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 118 (38.31%) Degree
2 11 (3.57%) PhD
3 4 (1.30%) GIAC
4 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.65%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.32%) ISEB
5 1 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.19%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.30%) Snort
2 2 (0.65%) Firmware
3 1 (0.32%) Docker
3 1 (0.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (0.97%) Puppet
2 2 (0.65%) OpenView
2 2 (0.65%) SCCM
2 2 (0.65%) SCOM
3 1 (0.32%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 24 (7.79%) Oracle
2 14 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.60%) Dell
4 6 (1.95%) Twitter
5 4 (1.30%) Perforce
6 2 (0.65%) Sybase
6 2 (0.65%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.65%) HP
6 2 (0.65%) VMware
7 1 (0.32%) Avaloq
7 1 (0.32%) Interwoven
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe
7 1 (0.32%) Sun
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Salary: From £24k-£39k dependent on experience + pension scheme + bonuses
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