The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 19 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 154 136 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.41% 11.24% 8.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.50% 13.27% 11.46%
Number of salaries quoted 128 90 73
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,450 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £45,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1232 1025 899
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 83.24% 84.71% 78.31%
Number of salaries quoted 821 641 610
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Engineering
Scotland

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 2014.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 137 (44.05%) C#
2 136 (43.73%) .NET
3 125 (40.19%) Degree
4 121 (38.91%) C++
5 112 (36.01%) Java
6 104 (33.44%) Computer Science
7 97 (31.19%) JavaScript
8 75 (24.12%) C
9 74 (23.79%) Agile Software Development
10 73 (23.47%) MVC
11 69 (22.19%) SQL
11 69 (22.19%) OO
12 68 (21.86%) Mathematics
13 67 (21.54%) Linux
14 66 (21.22%) ASP.NET
15 64 (20.58%) HTML
16 53 (17.04%) ASP.NET MVC
17 48 (15.43%) UNIX
18 44 (14.15%) CSS
19 41 (13.18%) Physics
20 40 (12.86%) Unit Testing
20 40 (12.86%) XML
21 38 (12.22%) SQL Server
21 38 (12.22%) jQuery
22 37 (11.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
23 32 (10.29%) Web Services
23 32 (10.29%) Python
24 31 (9.97%) Windows
24 31 (9.97%) Oracle
24 31 (9.97%) .NET Framework

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (6.11%) SharePoint
1 19 (6.11%) Apache
2 16 (5.14%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (2.57%) SAS
4 8 (2.57%) Node.js
5 7 (2.25%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.61%) CMS
7 2 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.32%) WordPress
8 1 (0.32%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.32%) IIS
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 26 (8.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.96%) GitHub
3 3 (0.96%) SaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.11%) Internet
2 16 (5.14%) Ethernet
3 8 (2.57%) HTTP
4 3 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.96%) Intranet
5 1 (0.32%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.32%) Firewall
5 1 (0.32%) VPN
5 1 (0.32%) VoIP
5 1 (0.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.65%) Relational Database
3 17 (5.47%) RDBMS
3 17 (5.47%) MySQL
4 13 (4.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.57%) Big Data
6 6 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.61%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.61%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.96%) NewSQL
8 3 (0.96%) OLTP
8 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.96%) OLAP
8 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.64%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 30 (9.65%) Visual Studio
2 29 (9.32%) Subversion
3 15 (4.82%) Git (software)
4 11 (3.54%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.22%) Eclipse
6 9 (2.89%) Maven
6 9 (2.89%) Ant
7 7 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.29%) GCC
8 4 (1.29%) LLVM
9 3 (0.96%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.96%) JIRA
10 2 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.64%) Hudson
10 2 (0.64%) FishEye
11 1 (0.32%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.32%) JUnit
11 1 (0.32%) VisualWorks
General
1 25 (8.04%) Games
2 22 (7.07%) Finance
2 22 (7.07%) Banking
3 18 (5.79%) Electronics
4 9 (2.89%) Marketing
5 8 (2.57%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.57%) Automotive
6 4 (1.29%) French Language
7 2 (0.64%) Law
8 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 179 (57.56%) Software Engineer
2 109 (35.05%) Developer
3 62 (19.94%) Software Developer
4 43 (13.83%) Senior Software Engineer
5 31 (9.97%) Java Developer
6 29 (9.32%) Senior Developer
7 24 (7.72%) Senior Java Developer
8 23 (7.40%) Programmer
9 20 (6.43%) C++ Developer
10 18 (5.79%) Senior Software Developer
10 18 (5.79%) C++ Software Developer
11 17 (5.47%) Principal Engineer
11 17 (5.47%) Senior C++ Developer
11 17 (5.47%) C++/Java Developer
11 17 (5.47%) Senior Java Software Developer
11 17 (5.47%) Java Software Developer
12 16 (5.14%) Principal Software Engineer
13 14 (4.50%) Software Programmer
13 14 (4.50%) .NET Programmer
13 14 (4.50%) ASP.NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (43.73%) .NET
2 66 (21.22%) ASP.NET
3 64 (20.58%) HTML
4 53 (17.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 44 (14.15%) CSS
6 40 (12.86%) XML
7 38 (12.22%) jQuery
8 37 (11.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 32 (10.29%) Web Services
10 31 (9.97%) .NET Framework
11 29 (9.32%) Ajax
12 24 (7.72%) Qt
13 23 (7.40%) SOAP
14 21 (6.75%) HTML5
15 20 (6.43%) Spring
16 19 (6.11%) Hibernate
16 19 (6.11%) WPF
17 17 (5.47%) RESTful
17 17 (5.47%) OpenGL
17 17 (5.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 104 (33.44%) Computer Science
2 68 (21.86%) Mathematics
3 41 (13.18%) Physics
4 18 (5.79%) Visualisation
5 16 (5.14%) Embedded Systems
5 16 (5.14%) CUDA
6 15 (4.82%) Open Source
6 15 (4.82%) Client/Server
7 10 (3.22%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.57%) Artificial Intelligence
8 8 (2.57%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.93%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (1.29%) Life Science
10 4 (1.29%) iPhone
10 4 (1.29%) iPad
11 3 (0.96%) Economics
12 2 (0.64%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.64%) Replication
12 2 (0.64%) Firmware
13 1 (0.32%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 67 (21.54%) Linux
2 48 (15.43%) UNIX
3 31 (9.97%) Windows
4 9 (2.89%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.89%) Android
5 8 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.61%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.29%) Debian
7 4 (1.29%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.29%) CentOS
8 2 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.64%) Fedora
9 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (23.79%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (23.47%) MVC
3 69 (22.19%) OO
4 40 (12.86%) Unit Testing
5 30 (9.65%) Automated Testing
6 29 (9.32%) TDD
7 24 (7.72%) OOD
8 21 (6.75%) Web Development
8 21 (6.75%) Software Architecture
9 20 (6.43%) OOP
10 18 (5.79%) Project Management
10 18 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (5.47%) Game Development
11 17 (5.47%) Workflow
12 16 (5.14%) Software Testing
12 16 (5.14%) Stress Testing
12 16 (5.14%) Test Automation
12 16 (5.14%) 3D Visualisation
13 12 (3.86%) Refactoring
14 11 (3.54%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 137 (44.05%) C#
2 121 (38.91%) C++
3 112 (36.01%) Java
4 97 (31.19%) JavaScript
5 75 (24.12%) C
6 69 (22.19%) SQL
7 32 (10.29%) Python
8 26 (8.36%) Perl
9 19 (6.11%) T-SQL
10 16 (5.14%) VC++
11 14 (4.50%) PL/SQL
12 13 (4.18%) Ruby
13 12 (3.86%) Objective-C
14 11 (3.54%) PHP
15 10 (3.22%) Fortran
16 8 (2.57%) Lisp
16 8 (2.57%) CoffeeScript
17 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
19 2 (0.64%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 125 (40.19%) Degree
2 25 (8.04%) PhD
3 8 (2.57%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.32%) ISEB
4 1 (0.32%) GIAC
4 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.89%) QA
2 4 (1.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (1.61%) HDFS
2 1 (0.32%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (0.32%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (9.97%) Oracle
2 29 (9.32%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.89%) VMware
4 7 (2.25%) Zend
5 6 (1.93%) Twitter
6 5 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.96%) JBoss
7 3 (0.96%) Perforce
8 2 (0.64%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.64%) Citrix
8 2 (0.64%) Dell
8 2 (0.64%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.64%) Ektron
9 1 (0.32%) HP
9 1 (0.32%) Sage
9 1 (0.32%) Sybase
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full benefits package
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The SmartList
Salary: Depending on experience
Posted: 21 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Career Benefits Package
Posted: 23 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Exceptional Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago