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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 25 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 115 155 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.81% 10.42% 11.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.79% 12.14% 13.02%
Number of salaries quoted 87 129 89
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 £26,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £48,000
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
1309 1277 1037
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 88.87% 85.82% 85.56%
Number of salaries quoted 833 849 648
Average salary £44,750 £42,500 £43,708
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.29% -2.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

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 July 2015.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 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 (53.60%) Degree
2 131 (52.40%) Java
3 117 (46.80%) Computer Science
4 108 (43.20%) Agile Software Development
5 95 (38.00%) .NET
6 86 (34.40%) C#
7 73 (29.20%) JavaScript
7 73 (29.20%) Linux
8 68 (27.20%) C++
8 68 (27.20%) HTML
9 57 (22.80%) SQL
10 56 (22.40%) jQuery
11 55 (22.00%) SDLC
12 54 (21.60%) Windows
13 53 (21.20%) CSS
14 51 (20.40%) OO
15 49 (19.60%) SQL Server
16 47 (18.80%) Servlets
17 45 (18.00%) JSP
17 45 (18.00%) Relational Database
18 43 (17.20%) Web Services
19 42 (16.80%) ASP.NET
20 41 (16.40%) Oracle
21 40 (16.00%) Scrum
21 40 (16.00%) MVC
22 37 (14.80%) RDBMS
23 36 (14.40%) TDD
23 36 (14.40%) Visual Studio
23 36 (14.40%) Git (software)
24 35 (14.00%) Finance

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 30 (12.00%) Apache
2 26 (10.40%) JBoss
3 24 (9.60%) Tomcat
4 23 (9.20%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.00%) IIS
5 5 (2.00%) SAS
5 5 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.20%) Liferay
6 3 (1.20%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.80%) CMS
7 2 (0.80%) Drupal
8 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.40%) WordPress
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.40%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 11 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.00%) MS Office
3 3 (1.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.40%) assyst
2 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.40%) SaaS
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.40%) Internet
2 23 (9.20%) Ethernet
3 15 (6.00%) CTI
4 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.40%) RFID
5 1 (0.40%) Wireless
5 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.40%) NFC
5 1 (0.40%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (19.60%) SQL Server
2 45 (18.00%) Relational Database
3 37 (14.80%) RDBMS
4 27 (10.80%) MySQL
5 8 (3.20%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.00%) DataStage
6 5 (2.00%) JasperReports
7 2 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.80%) Big Data
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.40%) Redis
8 1 (0.40%) SQLite
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 36 (14.40%) Visual Studio
1 36 (14.40%) Git (software)
2 25 (10.00%) Subversion
3 10 (4.00%) JUnit
4 9 (3.60%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.80%) Maven
5 7 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.00%) AccuRev
6 5 (2.00%) Hudson
6 5 (2.00%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.00%) MSBuild
7 4 (1.60%) JIRA
8 3 (1.20%) GCC
8 3 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.20%) Clang
9 2 (0.80%) VectorCAST
9 2 (0.80%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.40%) Redmine
10 1 (0.40%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.40%) Selenium
General
1 35 (14.00%) Finance
2 26 (10.40%) Banking
3 18 (7.20%) Electronics
4 11 (4.40%) Retail
5 10 (4.00%) Corporate Banking
6 6 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.60%) Automotive
7 4 (1.60%) Games
7 4 (1.60%) Avionics
8 3 (1.20%) Military
9 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.80%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.80%) German Language
9 2 (0.80%) Billing
10 1 (0.40%) Marketing
10 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 108 (43.20%) Software Engineer
2 84 (33.60%) Developer
3 37 (14.80%) Java Developer
4 24 (9.60%) Senior Software Engineer
5 19 (7.60%) Software Developer
6 18 (7.20%) Analyst
6 18 (7.20%) Senior Developer
7 11 (4.40%) Tester
8 10 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
9 9 (3.60%) Senior Java Developer
9 9 (3.60%) Graduate
9 9 (3.60%) .NET Developer
10 8 (3.20%) Security Analyst
10 8 (3.20%) Web Developer
10 8 (3.20%) .NET Software Engineer
10 8 (3.20%) Automation Tester
11 7 (2.80%) Java Software Engineer
11 7 (2.80%) Junior
12 6 (2.40%) Test Analyst
12 6 (2.40%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (38.00%) .NET
2 68 (27.20%) HTML
3 56 (22.40%) jQuery
4 53 (21.20%) CSS
5 47 (18.80%) Servlets
6 45 (18.00%) JSP
7 43 (17.20%) Web Services
8 42 (16.80%) ASP.NET
9 32 (12.80%) XML
10 26 (10.40%) SOAP
10 26 (10.40%) JMS
11 24 (9.60%) HTML5
12 23 (9.20%) .NET Framework
12 23 (9.20%) Java EE
13 21 (8.40%) CGI
13 21 (8.40%) WinForms
13 21 (8.40%) EJB
13 21 (8.40%) EJB 3.0
13 21 (8.40%) WPF
14 18 (7.20%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 117 (46.80%) Computer Science
2 34 (13.60%) Mathematics
3 29 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (8.40%) Embedded Systems
4 21 (8.40%) Visualisation
5 17 (6.80%) Algorithms
6 14 (5.60%) Physics
7 10 (4.00%) GIS
7 10 (4.00%) CUDA
8 9 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.40%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (1.60%) Telematics
10 4 (1.60%) Grid Computing
11 3 (1.20%) Artificial Intelligence
11 3 (1.20%) Wiki
11 3 (1.20%) Social Media
12 2 (0.80%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.80%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.80%) Economics
13 1 (0.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 73 (29.20%) Linux
2 54 (21.60%) Windows
3 25 (10.00%) UNIX
3 25 (10.00%) Android
4 23 (9.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (8.00%) Debian
6 13 (5.20%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.20%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.80%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (43.20%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (22.00%) SDLC
3 51 (20.40%) OO
4 40 (16.00%) MVC
4 40 (16.00%) Scrum
5 36 (14.40%) TDD
6 25 (10.00%) OOP
7 22 (8.80%) UML
7 22 (8.80%) Automated Testing
7 22 (8.80%) Unit Testing
8 20 (8.00%) ITSM
8 20 (8.00%) Mentoring
9 19 (7.60%) Software Architecture
9 19 (7.60%) Waterfall
10 18 (7.20%) 3D Visualisation
10 18 (7.20%) Linear Algebra
11 17 (6.80%) OOD
12 14 (5.60%) Project Management
12 14 (5.60%) Service Management
13 12 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 131 (52.40%) Java
2 86 (34.40%) C#
3 73 (29.20%) JavaScript
4 68 (27.20%) C++
5 57 (22.80%) SQL
6 30 (12.00%) C
7 29 (11.60%) Perl
8 25 (10.00%) Python
9 22 (8.80%) T-SQL
10 18 (7.20%) VC++
11 13 (5.20%) PHP
11 13 (5.20%) PL/SQL
12 8 (3.20%) Assembly Language
13 6 (2.40%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.20%) MATLAB
14 3 (1.20%) Ruby
14 3 (1.20%) Tcl
14 3 (1.20%) Lisp
14 3 (1.20%) VB
15 2 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 134 (53.60%) Degree
2 4 (1.60%) PhD
3 2 (0.80%) ISEB
3 2 (0.80%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.20%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.40%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) Firmware
1 1 (0.40%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (16.40%) Oracle
2 26 (10.40%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.00%) IBM
4 6 (2.40%) Xamarin
5 5 (2.00%) Sybase
5 5 (2.00%) Misys
6 4 (1.60%) Adobe
7 3 (1.20%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.20%) Google
8 2 (0.80%) Avaloq
8 2 (0.80%) Wind River
8 2 (0.80%) SAP
9 1 (0.40%) Hyland
9 1 (0.40%) Intel
9 1 (0.40%) Twitter
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