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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 22 18 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 117 166 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.20% 10.74% 11.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.35% 12.41% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 80 137 87
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,100 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1251 1338 1002
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 87.73% 86.60% 84.84%
Number of salaries quoted 783 877 605
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 7 July 2015.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 134 (49.45%) Degree
2 124 (45.76%) Java
3 119 (43.91%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (41.70%) Computer Science
4 113 (41.70%) .NET
5 95 (35.06%) C#
6 90 (33.21%) JavaScript
7 67 (24.72%) SQL
7 67 (24.72%) Linux
8 63 (23.25%) C++
9 62 (22.88%) HTML
9 62 (22.88%) jQuery
10 60 (22.14%) SDLC
11 58 (21.40%) ASP.NET
12 56 (20.66%) MVC
13 54 (19.93%) OO
14 52 (19.19%) Windows
15 48 (17.71%) CSS
16 43 (15.87%) SQL Server
17 41 (15.13%) Web Services
17 41 (15.13%) Finance
17 41 (15.13%) TDD
18 37 (13.65%) Mathematics
18 37 (13.65%) Servlets
19 36 (13.28%) T-SQL
19 36 (13.28%) Scrum
19 36 (13.28%) Git (software)
20 35 (12.92%) JSP
20 35 (12.92%) Visual Studio
21 34 (12.55%) Oracle

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 28 (10.33%) Apache
2 22 (8.12%) Tomcat
3 18 (6.64%) JBoss
4 15 (5.54%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.21%) IIS
6 5 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.48%) SAS
8 3 (1.11%) Drupal
8 3 (1.11%) Liferay
8 3 (1.11%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.74%) WordPress
9 2 (0.74%) CMS
10 1 (0.37%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 16 (5.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.48%) MS Office
3 3 (1.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.21%) assyst
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.06%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (3.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.86%) Internet
2 23 (8.49%) Ethernet
3 7 (2.58%) CTI
4 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.37%) RFID
4 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.37%) NFC
4 1 (0.37%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 34 (12.55%) Relational Database
3 28 (10.33%) RDBMS
4 26 (9.59%) MySQL
5 8 (2.95%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.85%) DataStage
6 5 (1.85%) JasperReports
7 3 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.11%) Big Data
8 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.37%) SQLite
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.37%) Redis
Development Applications
1 36 (13.28%) Git (software)
2 35 (12.92%) Visual Studio
3 26 (9.59%) Subversion
4 9 (3.32%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.58%) Maven
5 7 (2.58%) JUnit
5 7 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.21%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.85%) AccuRev
7 5 (1.85%) Hudson
7 5 (1.85%) MSBuild
8 3 (1.11%) GCC
8 3 (1.11%) Clang
8 3 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.74%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.74%) JIRA
9 2 (0.74%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.74%) VectorCAST
10 1 (0.37%) TestLink
10 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
General
1 41 (15.13%) Finance
2 31 (11.44%) Banking
3 19 (7.01%) Electronics
4 12 (4.43%) Retail
5 10 (3.69%) Corporate Banking
6 6 (2.21%) Games
7 4 (1.48%) Avionics
7 4 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.48%) Automotive
8 3 (1.11%) Military
9 2 (0.74%) German Language
9 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.74%) Advertising
9 2 (0.74%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.37%) Marketing
10 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (44.65%) Software Engineer
2 94 (34.69%) Developer
3 36 (13.28%) Java Developer
4 31 (11.44%) Senior Software Engineer
5 25 (9.23%) Software Developer
6 18 (6.64%) Senior Developer
7 16 (5.90%) Analyst
8 11 (4.06%) Junior
8 11 (4.06%) .NET Software Engineer
9 10 (3.69%) Technical Specialist
9 10 (3.69%) Project Manager
9 10 (3.69%) .NET Developer
10 9 (3.32%) Graduate
10 9 (3.32%) Web Developer
10 9 (3.32%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (2.95%) Java Software Engineer
11 8 (2.95%) Security Analyst
12 7 (2.58%) Agile Project Manager
13 6 (2.21%) Programmer
13 6 (2.21%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (41.70%) .NET
2 62 (22.88%) HTML
2 62 (22.88%) jQuery
3 58 (21.40%) ASP.NET
4 48 (17.71%) CSS
5 41 (15.13%) Web Services
6 37 (13.65%) Servlets
7 35 (12.92%) JSP
8 31 (11.44%) XML
8 31 (11.44%) .NET Framework
9 29 (10.70%) NHibernate
10 28 (10.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (9.96%) Ajax
12 24 (8.86%) SOAP
12 24 (8.86%) WPF
13 23 (8.49%) HTML5
14 21 (7.75%) Entity Framework
15 19 (7.01%) CGI
16 18 (6.64%) STL
16 18 (6.64%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 113 (41.70%) Computer Science
2 37 (13.65%) Mathematics
3 27 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (7.75%) Visualisation
5 17 (6.27%) Embedded Systems
6 16 (5.90%) Physics
7 13 (4.80%) Algorithms
8 12 (4.43%) CUDA
8 12 (4.43%) Cryptography
9 9 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (2.58%) GIS
11 5 (1.85%) Inversion of Control
12 4 (1.48%) Economics
12 4 (1.48%) Telematics
13 3 (1.11%) Social Media
13 3 (1.11%) Artificial Intelligence
13 3 (1.11%) Grid Computing
13 3 (1.11%) Wiki
14 2 (0.74%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.74%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 67 (24.72%) Linux
2 52 (19.19%) Windows
3 27 (9.96%) UNIX
4 24 (8.86%) Android
5 21 (7.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (6.64%) Debian
7 13 (4.80%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.85%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.85%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.11%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.74%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (43.91%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (22.14%) SDLC
3 56 (20.66%) MVC
4 54 (19.93%) OO
5 41 (15.13%) TDD
6 36 (13.28%) Scrum
7 27 (9.96%) OOP
8 25 (9.23%) Mentoring
9 23 (8.49%) Unit Testing
10 21 (7.75%) Software Architecture
11 20 (7.38%) UML
11 20 (7.38%) Automated Testing
12 19 (7.01%) Waterfall
13 18 (6.64%) 3D Visualisation
13 18 (6.64%) Linear Algebra
14 15 (5.54%) OOD
15 14 (5.17%) E-Commerce
16 12 (4.43%) Project Management
16 12 (4.43%) ITSM
17 10 (3.69%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 124 (45.76%) Java
2 95 (35.06%) C#
3 90 (33.21%) JavaScript
4 67 (24.72%) SQL
5 63 (23.25%) C++
6 36 (13.28%) T-SQL
7 29 (10.70%) C
8 27 (9.96%) Perl
9 23 (8.49%) Python
10 18 (6.64%) VC++
11 16 (5.90%) PHP
12 15 (5.54%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.95%) Assembly Language
14 6 (2.21%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.11%) MATLAB
15 3 (1.11%) Lisp
15 3 (1.11%) VB
15 3 (1.11%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.37%) VBA
16 1 (0.37%) Ada
Qualifications
1 134 (49.45%) Degree
2 4 (1.48%) PhD
3 2 (0.74%) ISEB
3 2 (0.74%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.86%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.37%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) Docker
1 1 (0.37%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.37%) Puppet
1 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (12.55%) Oracle
2 32 (11.81%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.69%) IBM
4 7 (2.58%) Sybase
5 5 (1.85%) Misys
5 5 (1.85%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.48%) Adobe
7 3 (1.11%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.11%) Google
8 2 (0.74%) Avaloq
8 2 (0.74%) Wind River
9 1 (0.37%) Twitter
9 1 (0.37%) Hyland
9 1 (0.37%) Intel
9 1 (0.37%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.37%) SAP
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