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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 19 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 126 184 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.35% 11.39% 10.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.76% 13.21% 13.05%
Number of salaries quoted 73 142 69
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 £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £44,400
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
1171 1393 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 86.87% 86.25% 81.04%
Number of salaries quoted 704 907 524
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 28 May 2015.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 129 (47.60%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (44.65%) Degree
3 117 (43.17%) .NET
4 113 (41.70%) Java
5 100 (36.90%) Computer Science
6 97 (35.79%) C#
7 96 (35.42%) JavaScript
8 69 (25.46%) jQuery
9 64 (23.62%) SQL
10 63 (23.25%) ASP.NET
11 60 (22.14%) MVC
12 59 (21.77%) HTML
13 55 (20.30%) SDLC
14 53 (19.56%) C++
15 49 (18.08%) CSS
15 49 (18.08%) Linux
16 44 (16.24%) Windows
16 44 (16.24%) SQL Server
16 44 (16.24%) Finance
17 42 (15.50%) TDD
18 41 (15.13%) T-SQL
19 40 (14.76%) OO
20 38 (14.02%) Scrum
21 37 (13.65%) Mathematics
21 37 (13.65%) Web Services
22 36 (13.28%) UNIX
23 34 (12.55%) NHibernate
23 34 (12.55%) Banking
24 33 (12.18%) Ajax
25 32 (11.81%) .NET Framework

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 19 (7.01%) Apache
2 17 (6.27%) JBoss
3 14 (5.17%) WebSphere
3 14 (5.17%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.85%) Drupal
5 3 (1.11%) SAS
5 3 (1.11%) IIS
5 3 (1.11%) CMS
5 3 (1.11%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.11%) Liferay
6 2 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.74%) WordPress
7 1 (0.37%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (5.54%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.11%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.21%) assyst
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (10.70%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.80%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (4.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.12%) Ethernet
2 15 (5.54%) Internet
3 5 (1.85%) CTI
4 1 (0.37%) RFID
4 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.37%) NFC
4 1 (0.37%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (16.24%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.33%) Relational Database
3 20 (7.38%) RDBMS
4 16 (5.90%) MySQL
5 6 (2.21%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.85%) DataStage
6 5 (1.85%) JasperReports
7 4 (1.48%) Big Data
8 3 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.37%) Redis
10 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.37%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 31 (11.44%) Visual Studio
2 29 (10.70%) Git (software)
3 23 (8.49%) Subversion
4 9 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.21%) JUnit
6 5 (1.85%) GCC
6 5 (1.85%) Clang
7 4 (1.48%) Maven
7 4 (1.48%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.11%) InstallShield
8 3 (1.11%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.11%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.11%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.74%) Ant
10 1 (0.37%) Selenium
10 1 (0.37%) Emacs
10 1 (0.37%) jEdit
General
1 44 (16.24%) Finance
2 34 (12.55%) Banking
3 18 (6.64%) Electronics
4 13 (4.80%) Retail
5 10 (3.69%) Corporate Banking
6 8 (2.95%) Games
7 5 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.85%) Automotive
8 4 (1.48%) Advertising
9 2 (0.74%) German Language
9 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.37%) Avionics
10 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 125 (46.13%) Software Engineer
2 88 (32.47%) Developer
3 30 (11.07%) Software Developer
4 29 (10.70%) Senior Software Engineer
5 26 (9.59%) Java Developer
6 17 (6.27%) Analyst
7 14 (5.17%) Project Manager
8 13 (4.80%) .NET Software Engineer
9 12 (4.43%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.06%) Junior
10 11 (4.06%) Agile Project Manager
11 10 (3.69%) Technical Specialist
12 9 (3.32%) Programmer
12 9 (3.32%) Technical Project Manager
12 9 (3.32%) Web Developer
12 9 (3.32%) Technical Manager
13 8 (2.95%) Security Analyst
13 8 (2.95%) .NET Developer
14 7 (2.58%) Java Software Engineer
14 7 (2.58%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (43.17%) .NET
2 69 (25.46%) jQuery
3 63 (23.25%) ASP.NET
4 59 (21.77%) HTML
5 49 (18.08%) CSS
6 37 (13.65%) Web Services
7 34 (12.55%) NHibernate
8 33 (12.18%) Ajax
9 32 (11.81%) .NET Framework
10 31 (11.44%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (10.33%) WPF
11 28 (10.33%) XML
12 26 (9.59%) Servlets
13 25 (9.23%) JSP
14 22 (8.12%) Qt
14 22 (8.12%) Entity Framework
15 21 (7.75%) OpenGL
16 20 (7.38%) HTML5
17 17 (6.27%) MFC
17 17 (6.27%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 100 (36.90%) Computer Science
2 37 (13.65%) Mathematics
3 20 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.38%) Visualisation
4 16 (5.90%) Physics
5 15 (5.54%) CUDA
6 13 (4.80%) Cryptography
6 13 (4.80%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.21%) Algorithms
8 6 (2.21%) Economics
8 6 (2.21%) GIS
9 5 (1.85%) Telematics
9 5 (1.85%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (1.48%) Social Media
10 4 (1.48%) N-Tier
11 3 (1.11%) Artificial Intelligence
11 3 (1.11%) Wiki
11 3 (1.11%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.74%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 49 (18.08%) Linux
2 44 (16.24%) Windows
3 36 (13.28%) UNIX
4 25 (9.23%) Android
5 14 (5.17%) Apple iOS
5 14 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (4.06%) Debian
7 2 (0.74%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.37%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.37%) Solaris
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (47.60%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (22.14%) MVC
3 55 (20.30%) SDLC
4 42 (15.50%) TDD
5 40 (14.76%) OO
6 38 (14.02%) Scrum
7 26 (9.59%) OOP
8 21 (7.75%) Mentoring
9 20 (7.38%) Unit Testing
9 20 (7.38%) Software Architecture
10 18 (6.64%) Waterfall
11 17 (6.27%) 3D Visualisation
11 17 (6.27%) Linear Algebra
12 15 (5.54%) E-Commerce
13 14 (5.17%) UML
14 12 (4.43%) Automated Testing
14 12 (4.43%) Project Planning
14 12 (4.43%) Web Development
15 10 (3.69%) Programme Management
15 10 (3.69%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 113 (41.70%) Java
2 97 (35.79%) C#
3 96 (35.42%) JavaScript
4 64 (23.62%) SQL
5 53 (19.56%) C++
6 41 (15.13%) T-SQL
7 29 (10.70%) C
7 29 (10.70%) Python
8 19 (7.01%) Perl
9 17 (6.27%) PL/SQL
9 17 (6.27%) VC++
10 14 (5.17%) PHP
11 8 (2.95%) Assembly Language
12 6 (2.21%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.48%) Ruby
13 4 (1.48%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.11%) Lisp
15 1 (0.37%) Tcl
15 1 (0.37%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.37%) XAML
Qualifications
1 121 (44.65%) Degree
2 4 (1.48%) PhD
3 1 (0.37%) ISEB
3 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.27%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.37%) DO-254
System Software
1 3 (1.11%) Docker
2 1 (0.37%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (11.81%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.70%) Oracle
3 10 (3.69%) IBM
4 7 (2.58%) Sybase
5 5 (1.85%) Misys
5 5 (1.85%) Adobe
6 3 (1.11%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.11%) Google
6 3 (1.11%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.74%) Avaloq
8 1 (0.37%) Sun
8 1 (0.37%) Intel
8 1 (0.37%) Hyland
8 1 (0.37%) Twitter
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